It feels appropriate to start this story by apologizing to those who were hoping to see a breakdown of Wes Schweitzer's hand placement or footwork on screens or ability to pull in the run game on this website today.
Schweitzer, a guard from the Falcons that the Redskins plan to sign on Wednesday, has a good amount of starting experience and should be a useful rotational lineman at the very least in Washington. But again, that's about all the serious analysis you'll find on this page. Sorry.
Instead, there's something else about the 26-year-old that needs to be discussed: He appears to have a real thing for spiking footballs.
In fact, Schweitzer might love spiking footballs more than anyone else in the NFL.
Now, how much research went into that statement before it was made? Not a lot. Some would even say none.
But for real, look at this guy. The most recent post on his Instagram is legit a five-spike gallery:
A couple spikes from the archives! Can't wait to see where free agency takes us! @atlantafalcons @nfl @sanjosestatefb @sjsu @sjsuspartans @apiros.team @movement_yoda @strategicmusclesystems @rolandpankewich @theculturedgut #riseup #football #atlantafalcons
A post shared by Wes Schweitzer (@schweitzer71) on Mar 9, 2020 at 8:13am PDT
Here's another picture of him post-spike. Look at the pure joy that's overtaken his face. There's nothing else in the world he'd rather be doing:
No greater feeling! Had an amazing week coming back to @sjsu with @beef31 ! Thank you to everyone coming out to practice @tuite.marie @sanjosestatefb @sjsu_ap @sjsucoachuribe @fredguidici #SpartanUp #RiseUp @atlantafalcons @nfl @apiros.team 📸: @karadurrette
A post shared by Wes Schweitzer (@schweitzer71) on Dec 15, 2019 at 7:00pm PST
This short video becomes mesmerizing if you watch it enough:
A post shared by Wes Schweitzer (@schweitzer71) on Sep 15, 2019 at 5:59am PDT
And here he is celebrating one that happened at FedEx Field, his new home:
A post shared by Wes Schweitzer (@schweitzer71) on Jul 19, 2019 at 7:02am PDT
Schweitzer almost hit the ref on this one:
A post shared by Wes Schweitzer (@schweitzer71) on Sep 5, 2018 at 11:24am PDT
Rain or shine, the man is going to find a football and smash it into the turf:
A post shared by Wes Schweitzer (@schweitzer71) on Oct 30, 2017 at 3:13pm PDT
Fortunately for Schweitzer, Derrius Guice is a running back who's open to letting his O-linemen help out on spikes, while Adrian Peterson finds the end zone more than just about anyone who's ever played the sport. So, hopefully he'll be very happy with his new team and be able to keep his obsession alive.
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