Heath Shuler Named Ex-Redskin of Week Nine

4 Sep 1994: Quarterback Heath Shuler of the Washington Redskins looks to pass the ball during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at RFK Stadium in Washington, D. C. The Seahawks won the game, 28-7.


Ex-Redskin of the Week: Rep. Heath Shuler (D, NC), U.S. House of Representatives

There were plenty of candidates for ex-Redskin of the Week this week. It’s November, so Norv Turner is winning. Jason Campbell led the Raiders to a win over the Chiefs. Gregg Williams’ defense handled the Panthers, though that’s not saying much. Even with a bye, Denver’s Brandon Lloyd is the league-leading receiver, and I hate him for it.

Hog Heaven goes outside of athletics to the somewhat more important sport of national politics. This week’s candidate was a candidate. Heath Shuler, a Democrat, survived last week’s Republican onslaught to win re-election to his U.S. House seat representing the 11th District of North Carolina. He won with 54 percent of the vote, far higher than any fan contest he would in around here.

Here’s what caught our eye. Shuler, a conservative Democrat, thinks his party would be better served by replacing Nancy Pelosi with conservative leadership in the House–leadership that just might include Heath Shuler. He made his case with a Redskins reference, to wit: “We weren’t successful with me at quarterback, so I lost my job.”

For that statement recognizing the cultural significance of the Redskins in Washington, Shuler wins my vote as Ex-Redskin of the Week.

Ex-Redskin of the Weak: None

Point after: OMG! I just noticed that Heath Shuler wore jersey No. 5. McNabb is doomed.

Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.