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Hard Hits with LaVar Arrington: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Devin Thomas says he's earned a spot on the field

LaVar talked with Redskins wide receiver Devin Thomas on DC50's "SportsWeek." Thomas told him that he believes he deserves to play but "for some reason ... the coaches do not believe in me to make the plays." Here are excerpts:...

By Washington Post Sports  | October 9, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Hard Hits Live: Orakpo, Torain, the Packers and more

Check out today's Hard Hits Live. LaVar answered questions on Brian Orakpo, Randy Moss, LaRon Landry, his alma mater Penn State and Ryan Torain. And he gave his thoughts on Sunday's game against the Packers. LaVar answers reader questions every...

By Washington Post Sports  | October 8, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Week 5 NFL picks

I took it on the chin last week, I'm learning some of these teams now. More gutsy picks this week: Jaguars over Bills: The Bills are more competitive but Jacksonville is flying high after knocking off the Colts. Bengals over...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 7, 2010; 11:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Live webcast: Friday 10:30 a.m.

LaVar discusses the Packers game and answers readers' questions Friday at 10:30 a.m., Eastern. Join him on Hard Hits Live. To submit a question in advance of the show, click here....

By Washington Post Sports  | October 7, 2010; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Redskins-Packers keys to victory: special teams

The special teams will be very important this game. Here are the reasons why: In last Sunday's game against the Eagles, the Redskins' special teams were able to help dictate field position. It helped both the offense and the defense....

By LaVar Arrington  | October 7, 2010; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Clinton Portis's injury and a vivid memory of the moment I knew my career was over

My first memory that came to mind after I heard the news that Clinton Portis had a third-degree groin tear was of my last play as a professional. I'm not sure every player has a clear-cut moment of when he...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 6, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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A moment of clarity about Dan Snyder, and me

Here we go, time for a much-needed post from me about the owner of the Washington Redskins. I've been having long conversations with my mom about being a better person. We came to the conclusion that I not only need...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 6, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Redskins-Packers keys to victory: defense

Jim Haslett's 3-4 defense knocked the Eagles' Mike Vick, DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin out of the game, some more literally than others. If they plan on winning the battle vs. the Packers this week, the defense had...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 6, 2010; 1:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Redskins Insider Live Webcast

Dan Steinberg and Rick Maese joined LaVar on this week's Redskins Insider Live webcast to talk about the win in Philadelphia and this Sunday's Portis-less game against the Packers. You can also download the podcast of this show or subscribe...

By Washington Post editors  | October 5, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Why Gilbert Arenas will shine again

After being suspended for much of last season, Gilbert Arenas, the man formerly known as Agent 0, has changed more than his jersey number. He seems to have changed his approach to how he does things, and who can blame...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 5, 2010; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Redskins-Packers keys to victory: offense

For this weekend's game against a very talented Green Bay defense, here's what the Redskins must do to have a chance to win. The Redskins were finally able to get the running game going against the Eagles. They will once...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 5, 2010; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Eagles fans show why football is America's game

Donovan McNabb was a pillar on and off the field in Philadelphia for more than 10 years. Sunday marked his return as a visiting player for the first time in his career, to a place that clearly has some of...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 4, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Is it time for JoePa to go?

I was asked the question, is it time for Joe Paterno to step down after this season? Without hesitation I said no. Joe should coach as long as his health will allow it. College athletics isn't all about wins and...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 4, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Redskins vs. Eagles checklist: Getting it done in a must-win

This, in my opinion, was the first must-win game of the season for the Redskins. It was very nice to see that this team played with the sense of urgency that was needed to go into Philadelphia and get a...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 4, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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