By Rand Paul
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Harper's second unsuccessful encounter this month with the physics of smacking into an outfield wall led to him doubling down on the hair-on-fire approach. He told reporters "I'm trying to kill myself out there" and, really, that's what the collision looked like.
All you can do is laugh when your team goes 20 years without stable, high-quality quarterbacking -- and then suddenly finds itself with two QBs to get excited about.
As late-summer darkness blanketed Washington one night last month, the quarterback came to life. The familiar braids and right arm that hasn't unleashed a regular-season NFL pass towered 74 feet over Pennsylvania Avenue.
Heath Shuler knew what he had to say. It was the fall of 1994, and Washington Redskins coach Norv Turner was giving the touted rookie quarterback the chance to make his NFL debut against the defending Super Bowl-champion Dallas Cowboys.
The Redskins surprised no one by taking Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick. But selecting another quarterback in the fourth round startled some, including the pick himself.
In France, birthplace of Freedom Fries, Thomas Levet decided to go for a swim Sunday after winning his national golf championship. This wasn't an original idea, and maybe that was the problem. Maybe what happened next was his punishment for not being a more creative celebrator.
The Redskins rolled the dice again Thursday night in the first round of the NFL draft. The Washington Times' columnist Dan Daly runs down their greatest hits, misses and other notable first-rounders (*Hall of Famer):
This is Mike Shanahan's Till Death Do Us Part draft. He has to find himself a quarterback, marry him and hope that five years from now - heck, three years from now - they're both still gainfully employed by the Redskins.
Seventeen years. The Redskins have been searching for a quarterback to lead them out of the wilderness for that long. You'd think he was hiding in a mountain cave along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border (where his agent had stashed him to drive up his price).
But here's the thing: If Kirk turned out to be no better than, say, Frerotte, wouldn't that be pretty good value for a fourth-round pick?