About David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin first covered the Redskins in 1989. The former President of the Pro Football Writers of America, Elfin has written five books on the Redskins. The latest, “Washington Redskins: The Complete Illustrated History” is now on sale in Washington area stores and online. 

Through the eyes of a HOF selection committed member

Not to brag, but it’s a good thing that no player who spent most of his career with the Redskins is a Hall of Fame finalist this year. That’s because for the first time since I was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee in 2005, yours truly won’t be in the room to argue the case for the former members of the burgundy and gold. The room is a hotel conference room where the selectors will gather early this morning in Indianapolis and begin debating whether...

Gone but not Forgotten

The band of brothers who were galvanized by his loss is thinning. Only seven of his teammates remain on the active roster and only two of his coaches are still on Washington’s staff. His lockers at the practice facility and at the stadium, whose contents were sealed behind Plexiglas after his death, have been removed. But don’t think for a moment that Sean Taylor, whose shooting four years ago tomorrow and death from his wounds the next day inspired an unmatched outpouring of grief from Redskins Nation, has been forgotten....