Darrell Green – Perhaps the Greatest Redskin Ever

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Darrell Green
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For more than a decade, Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar has been a partner, physician, and anesthesiologist with Southern Maryland Anesthesia Associates in Lanham, Maryland. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar enjoys watching professional football and is a fan of the Washington Redskins.

There have been many great individuals who have played for the Washington Redskins over the years. Names like Joe Theismann and John Riggins immediately come to mind. Among the all-time outstanding Redskins, however, perhaps the greatest player is cornerback Darrell Green.

A Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Green played 20 years for the Redskins, which is unheard of in the National Football League (NFL). He won two Super Bowls in Washington and was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, a four-time First Team All-Pro selection, and the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 1996. Green is also the all-time franchise leader in interceptions.

Green never sought out the spotlight, which explains why he remains underrated among pro football fans and the world at large. For two decades, however, he was the cornerstone of the Redskins defense and one of the most durable players in NFL history.

Washington Redskins Pick Wide Receiver in First Round of 2016 Draft

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A Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar serves as a consultant anesthesiologist at Southern Maryland Anesthesia Associates, where he assists patients through each phase of surgery. Away from his practice, Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar follows the National Football League, and his favorite team is the Washington Redskins.

The Washington Redskins finished the 2015 regular NFL season with a record of nine wins, seven losses, and a National Football Conference Eastern Division championship title. Moving toward the 2016 campaign, the franchise opted to strengthen their offensive roster by selecting Josh Doctson with the 22nd pick in the first round of the recent NFL draft.

Josh Doctson played wide receiver at Texas Christian University (TCU), where he caught 79 receptions, scored 14 touchdowns, and helped the school achieve a seventh-place ranking in the country. He started his collegiate career at another school but still managed to set the TCU record for career touchdowns while competing with the Horned Frogs. For his performance in 2015, he earned a selection to the NCAA first team All-American roster.

The Washington Redskins’ First Super Bowl Win

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Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar has spent more than a decade as a partner, physician, and anesthesiologist with Southern Maryland Anesthesia Associates, LLC, in Lanham, Maryland. When he is not serving patients Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar spends time following Washington Redskins football.

The Washington Redskins National Football League (NFL) team made its first Super Bowl appearance in 1972, but would not claim the franchise’s first Super Bowl trophy for another decade. The Redskins finished the 1982 lockout shortened season with a record of eight wins to just one loss, a mark that tied the Los Angeles Raiders for best in the league.

Entering the post season as the National Football Conference (NFC) top seed, the Redskins made quick work of their opening round opponents, the Detroit Lions, with a 31-7 victory. Washington progressed through divisional and conference games with similar 21-7 and 31-17 wins over the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys, respectively.

In the 1982 Super Bowl the Washington Redskins faced the Miami Dolphins at the famous Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. Miami scored early and often, amassing a 17-10 victory heading into halftime. However, the Redskins defense took over in third and fourth quarters, holding the Dolphins scoreless. Meanwhile Washington quarterback Joe Theismann orchestrated three scoring drives, giving the Redskins a 27-17 Super Bowl victory.