PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler, PFT Planet calls and tweets


The Redskins changed coaches this offseason and signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson, which makes for a big change from last season.

That’s not the change that most people want to talk about when it comes to the team, however. The topic of their nickname has been a popular one in recent weeks and months and it will be part of the conversation when Rich Tandler of CSN Washington joins Mike Florio on PFT Live on Monday. The conversation will be about football as well as Tandler offers some observations from OTAs and minicamp about where the team is heading into Jay Gruden’s first season as coach.

We are also welcoming questions from PFT Planet about anything and everything that might be on its collective mind. Send them in on Twitter — @ProFootballTalk — or give a call to 888-237-5269 during the show.

It all gets going at noon ET and you can watch it all live by clicking right here.

13 responses to “PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler, PFT Planet calls and tweets

  1. Is it true that the Cleveland Indians are also about to be served with a Federal lawsuit to try get them to change their name and mascot? Does that mean that Indians and/or Chief Wahoo are racial slurs?

    From NBCNews :

    “It’s been offensive since day one,” Robert Roche, a Chiricahua Apache and longtime opponent of the Indians’ team name and logo, told NBC News. “We are not mascots. My children are not mascots. We are people.”

    Roche said his group, People Not Mascots, is preparing to file a federal lawsuit against the Indians over the team name and logo. He expects the suit to be filed by the end of July.

  2. The only media I see or hear anything about the redskin’s name change is THIS website. Anyone have the lowdown on a football website NOT obsessed with the name change?

  3. Good interview with Tandler, but didn’t like his opinion on the RG3 question. We know darn well it’s not RG3’s “call” Rich, that’s not what the story is, the story is why doesn’t he speak up and show some real leadership, either in support of the name or rejection, what’s with this halfway stance and refusal to share his feelings about whether the name is offensive or not?

    He doesn’t have to have the power to make the call in order to voice an opinion to influence the person making the call to make a change, or to support that person if he really does support them. Which is it, I would like to know, or at least analyze the topic and determine what that says about RG3 if he’s not going to state a clear position on this very hot and serious topic.

  4. The answer to whether it is a slur or not is found within the American Indian Communities.

    Red Mesa is one of those communities and their nick name and mascot is REDSKINS. Why would they slur themselves?

    If it is a slur to all of the rest of them, they need to shut down the users of their own communities and then everyone will know and follow suit.

    Slavery would have continued if every black person was accepting of it and the N-word would be our identity if we accepted it.

    Black people ran away from the plantations and never were accepting if the name that stood for our degradation.

    We were forced to take the demoralizing, demeaning and dehumanizing with all of the beatings and killings especially the lynchings.

    Redskins are derogatory separatist that have followed that pathetic behavioral pattern and no American Indian has been told that they can’t use the same public amenities as white people.

    So until Dan Snyder hold up a segregated and denigrated use of the word, don’t tell me that it is and go examine your motivation to want to force your opinions to bully a life long fan of a team that bears the name of the fighting spirit that caused him to dream big enough to now own that team and uphold that spirit.

    He’s not a fair weather fan, but the imprint of the spirit of bravery and freedom fighting is in his DNA and business acumen. You are in for one hell of a fight and unless the name is unlawful, it won’t change for any of you fake do gooders that don’t have the guts to fight for the real issues that oppress the American Indians and have kept the reservations going all of these years.

    Step up or shut up!!

  5. I get those that are offended by the name – from my perspective I never heard it used as a slur. But I have heard another team name used as a slur many times – thus I avoid using the “P Word”.

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