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2001 Washington Redskins season

The 2001 season was the Washington Redskins' 70th in the National Football League, their 65th representing Washington, D.C. and the first under head coach Marty Schottenheimer. Despite an ugly start to the season at 0–5, the Redskins began a 5-game winning streak, and by week 14 were 6–6 and in the midst in the NFC playoff hunt. However, despite outplaying their next two opponents, the Redskins dropped two critical games to the Eagles and Bears, eliminating them from playoff contention, though they would finish the season on a high note at 8–8.

2001 Washington Redskins season
Head coachMarty Schottenheimer
Home fieldFedExField
Results
Record8–8
Division place2nd NFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify

This was also the season the Redskins debut the stitch up authentic name and numbers on the jerseys.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 Rod Gardner Wide Receiver Clemson
2 Fred Smoot Cornerback Mississippi State
4 Sage Rosenfels Quarterback Iowa State
5 Darnerien McCants Wide Receiver Delaware State
6 Mario Monds Defensive Tackle Cincinnati

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Free agentsEdit

Player Position New team
Albert Connell Wide Receiver New Orleans Saints
Ed Ellis Tackle San Diego Chargers
Brad Johnson Quarterback Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Greg Jones Linebacker Chicago Bears
N. D. Kalu Defensive End Philadelphia Eagles
Adrian Murrell Running Back Carolina Panthers
Mike Sellers Fullback Cleveland Browns
Derek M. Smith Linebacker San Francisco 49ers
James Thrash Wide Receiver Philadelphia Eagles

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2001 Washington Redskins staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Dave Redding
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Matt Schiotz

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RosterEdit

2001 Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 at San Diego Chargers L 3–30 0–1 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
2 September 24 at Green Bay Packers L 0–37 0–2 Lambeau Field Recap
3 September 30 Kansas City Chiefs L 13–45 0–3 FedExField Recap
4 October 7 at New York Giants L 9–23 0–4 Giants Stadium Recap
5 October 15 at Dallas Cowboys L 7–9 0–5 Texas Stadium Recap
6 October 21 Carolina Panthers W 17–14 1–5 FedExField Recap
7 October 28 New York Giants W 35–21 2–5 FedExField Recap
8 November 4 Seattle Seahawks W 27–14 3–5 FedExField Recap
9 Bye
10 November 18 at Denver Broncos W 17–10 4–5 Invesco Field at Mile High Recap
11 November 25 at Philadelphia Eagles W 13–3 5–5 Veterans Stadium Recap
12 December 2 Dallas Cowboys L 14–20 5–6 FedExField Recap
13 December 9 at Arizona Cardinals W 20–10 6–6 Sun Devil Stadium Recap
14 December 16 Philadelphia Eagles L 6–20 6–7 FedExField Recap
15 December 23 Chicago Bears L 15–20 6–8 FedExField Recap
16 December 30 at New Orleans Saints W 40–10 7–8 Louisiana Superdome Recap
17 January 6 Arizona Cardinals W 20–17 8–8 FedExField Recap

StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 343 208 W2
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 256 303 W2
New York Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 321 L2
Arizona Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 295 343 L1
Dallas Cowboys 5 11 0 .313 246 338 L1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 151
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 152
  3. ^ 2009 Washington Redskins Media Guide. pp. 323–324. Archived from the original on 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2010-03-12.
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 153