Search

THE QUESTIONS

Dec. 05, 2005
Dec. 05, 2005

Table of Contents
Dec. 5, 2005

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: SI Adventure
BASS FISHING
SI Players: Life On and Off the Field
Features
Departments

THE QUESTIONS

WITH Marcus Washington, Redskins Linebacker

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

What was your welcome-to-the-NFL moment?
My first game, with the Colts against K.C. [in 2000], I was covering a punt when someone blindsided me in the ribs. It's still one of the hardest hits I've had.

This is an article from the Dec. 5, 2005 issue Original Layout

Your most embarrassing moment?
My rookie year I wasn't practicing because I pulled a hamstring. I was on one end of the field, Coach [Jim] Mora was on the other. I wasn't paying attention to what was going on, and he hollers down to me, "What's the play?" Everyone is looking at me. He asks again, and I had to say I didn't know. He snapped--jumping, yelling and swearing at me.

Your most treasured possession?
My bed. I have a king-sized bed with a bunch of pillows. It was the first thing I bought when I signed, and it's extremely soft.

If I weren't in the NFL, I'd be ...
Coaching high school football. In high school kids are still all heart.

LAST WEEK

Washington, 28, a Pro Bowler last season, had seven tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in a loss to San Diego.

THIS WEEK

Redskins visit the Rams on Sunday. In his only career game in St. Louis, in 2001, Washington had 1 1/2 sacks.

PHOTOJAMIE SQUIRE/GETTY IMAGES (WASHINGTON ACTION)PHOTOWILLIAM E. AMATUCCI JR./WIREIMAGE.COM (WASHINGTON HEAD)