Commanders’ Dan Quinn reveals intention behind controversial T-shirt: ‘A great lesson for me’


Washington Commanders head coach Dan Quinn stated he discovered a “nice lesson” after he triggered a media storm over the weekend when he was noticed carrying a T-shirt that married the Commanders’ present emblem with that of the outdated Redskins’ emblem disbanded in 2020. 

Talking to reporters forward of Tuesday’s organized group actions (OTAs), Quinn addressed his thought course of behind carrying the shirt, which featured a feather on the tip of the “W.” 

Dan Quinn speaks at a press convention at Commanders Park in Ashburn, Virginia, on Feb. 5, 2024 (Michael A. McCoy/For The Washington Submit through Getty Pictures)

“I believe one of many elements of me taking this job, I used to be excited to bridge the past and the current and what a cool privilege that’s to do,” he stated. 

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“I additionally acknowledge there’s a variety of layers to that. It was an amazing lesson for me.”

Quinn stated he acquired no suggestions on the shirt, including that his consideration was not to remove from the gamers. 

“What I actually hate is that any consideration that will’ve been taken away from these rookies and this superior crew – no one needs to try this, however nice lesson.” 

Dan Quinn at OTAs

Dan Quinn, head coach of Washington Commanders, at rookie camp. (Simon Bruty for The Washington Submit through Getty Pictures)

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The Commanders had “no organizational remark” on the attire, in keeping with Pro Football Talk.

Washington deserted the title in 2020, and glided by “Washington Soccer Crew” till changing into the Washington Commanders.

Dan Quinn at OTAs

Head coach Dan Quinn of the Washington Commanders watches rookie camp at OrthoVirginia Coaching Heart on Might 10, 2024, in Ashburn, Virginia. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Pictures)

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Crew president Jason Wright confirmed in August of final 12 months that the group was not considering returning to the old name regardless of petitions to take action. 

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