Happy birthday Mark Brunell. Mark played 4 season with the Redskins from 2004-2007. During that time he appeared in 35 games starting 33, he was 15W-18L as the starting QB. His career in Washington was definitely up and down. The Skins traded a 3rd round pick to Jacksonville for him and then signed Mark to a $43 million dollar deal. Brought in by Gibbs (who had a diabetic episode while courting him) to be the man, he was benched for Patrick Ramsey just 9 games into his first season. But, Mark came back to have a great year in 2005. Starting with the comeback win against the Cowboys (the two long bombs to Santana,) Mark played at a Pro Bowl level (3,050 yards & 23TD’s) and led the Skins to the playoffs. He looked shaky in those playoffs however, and after another 3-6 start in 2006 he was sent back to the bench for good. Mark’s been Drew Brees backup in New Orleans the past two seasons…so he’s seen about as much game action as I have. Happy 39th Mr. Brunell.
Happy birthday Jeff Bostic. Jeff played 14 seasons for the Redskins from 1980-1993 and is a 3 time Super Bowl Champion. Undrafted out of Clemson, he’s an original member of the Hogs and one of the 70 Greatest Redskins. Overall he played in 202 games (including playoffs) with the Redskins. He made the Pro Bowl in 83’ and a case can be made that he deserves to be in the Hall…along with fellow Hogs Grimm and Jacoby. I must say this about Joe, each time I met him or asked him for an autograph when I was a kid he was a complete D-Bag! All-time biggest jerk of any of the former Redskin that I met growing up. In retirement Jeff has done some media work and started a construction business that filed for bankruptcy in 2005, citing $100 million in debts. D.C. Sports Bog caught up with Jeff earlier this year, check it out, it’s a great read. Happy 51st Mr. Bostic.
Cheers and Hail