Monday, May 22, 2017

Washington Redskins mountain man Brandon Scherff strikes again

In two years with the Washington Redskins, Brandon Scherff has solidified himself as one of the strongest and quickest young guards in football. He’s also revealed himself to be an outdoors enthusiast. A recent incident at a golf course only reinforces that reality.

By Ian Cummings

May 21, 2017

The offseason is a valuable opportunity for players to relax and build chemistry with one another on their own accord. There are plenty of ways to do this, one of which being to swing some sticks on the golf course. Tress Way and Brandon Scherff found themselves doing this recently, and during the excursion, a snapping turtle attempted to halt their progress. Scherff promptly reminded him who the king of the wild is.

A nice move by Scherff, holding the intruder by the tail. He proves to have the strategic advantage, and the critter’s canines are rendered inept. Way is understandably impressed, but this is nothing new. Mountain man Scherff has a habit of assuming the advantage, whether it be against the subordinates of Mother Nature, or the front seven of any given NFL team.

Scherff has quietly been a very reliable facet of the Redskins’ offensive line. The converted tackle earned his first Pro Bowl bid in just his second season, and there will hopefully be many more to come. Although there was skepticism surrounding his selection, he has done nothing but impress.

It’s easy to be excited about what the Redskins offense might accomplish in 2017. The team has a new playmaking duo at wide receiver in Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson. Samaje Perine will be an energetic new talent in the backfield. And the resigning of Vernon Davis ensures that the Redskins once again have a top tight end tandem.

It all starts, however, in the trenches. Scherff showed his dominance against the wild on the golf course, and come September, he’ll be doing the same to opposing defensive linemen.

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