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Redskins Insider: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

First Call for Skins-Lions Game Day

There's a chance that routine blog maintenance will prevent you from posting from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday morning. That's an outside estimate; usually, maintenance goes more quickly than that. Hope this doesn't inconvenience you too greatly. As usual on game days, you can join the blog community, follow on...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 25, 2008; 7:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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TCCLS

Happy Friday! Herewith, the weekly TCCLs: 234 TCCLs - Ground Zorn Maybe he's having Chuck Knox flashbacks, maybe not. But either way, Zorn's hybrid West Coast model is working. I give him a ton of credit for flexibility in the running and passing games and tailoring his plans to his...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 24, 2008; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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Portis Practices, Is Ready to Go

Jason Reid has the injury report: Running back Clinton Portis, who leads the NFL in rushing, participated fully in practice yesterday, Coach Jim Zorn said. "He's getting better and better," Zorn said. "He did everything. He didn't do it at full speed, but he's been getting all the work done....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 24, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Taylor to Have Second Procedure (Updated)

Jason Reid reports: Defensive end Jason Taylor will undergo a second surgical procedure Monday to have fluid drained from his left calf, Coach Jim Zorn said after practice today at Redskins Park. "There's been talk about it, but to be honest, I don't even know what the game plan is...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 24, 2008; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Your Predictions: Redskins at Lions

If your computer does not allow you to see the Predictify widgets above, you can go here and make your predictions, too. Predicting there has the added benefit of tracking all your predictions, so if you do well, you have proof when you brag to friends....

By Jon DeNunzio  |  October 24, 2008; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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The Curse of 370 Revisited

Doug Farrar, in this week's Smarter Stats section of The League, continues his examination of the Curse of 370. Here's an excerpt: With Clinton Portis on pace for 373 carries, is reducing his time on the field the best (and only) way to go?...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 24, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Unrestricted Preview of Skins-Lions

Jason Reid has a brand new sign...and a preview of Skins-Lions....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 24, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Roll Call for Practice

Jason Reid reports that practice is beginning with players in shorts and shells. Chris Samuels has been excused; Cornelius Griffin, LaRon Landry, Shawn Springs and Jason Taylor are in sweats and sans helmets. ... Want to know another way pro fubball players are cooler than you? Their gross-out stories are...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 24, 2008; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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'The Jasons' Preview Skins-Lions

This week, Jason La Canfora and Jason Reid break down the Skins-Lions game on their Comcast show (still no sign of a wacky neighbor). How I wish they'd wear those helmets....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 24, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Lions Defense Has No Teeth

We've documented this week some of the myriad problems swirling around Detroit's offense. But its defense has been worse. Seriously. Detroit has been unable to generate any kind of push with a four-man rush, which in the Lions' Tampa-2 system can be crushing. So now the linebackers, who are so...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 24, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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FieldTurf Looks Better than It Tastes

The Redskins will get another up-close look at Field Turf with a rare indoor game Sunday at Ford Field (they played one, at the Metrodome, last year, after playing three in 2006). Almost all athletes prefer natural grass, although they will quickly tell you that Field Turf is a million...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 24, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Inside the Numbers: Calvin Johnson

Lions WR Calvin Johnson is going to be a big star in this league. About that, there is no debate. That's why he was drafted second overall a year ago. And he's made huge strides this season, going from a situational guy as a rookie - when it took him...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 24, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Skins-Lions: One Year Later

The Detroit Lions who came into FedEx Field last October were a confident bunch, especially by Lions standards. Looking prolific on offense, they were 3-1 after a 44-7 pasting of Denver and were headed to a 6-2 record at the midpoint of the season. Since then, well, notsomuch, as the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 24, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Golston's Big Day

Defensive tackle Kedric Golston had a heck of a game Sunday, as we've documented, but the young lineman is far from satisfied. Golston, a chronic over-achiever, was glad that he was able to generate penetration in key moments - like during the goal line stands - and has gained a...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 23, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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The Rock Cartwright Special Teams Report

We're going to focus on the punting game this week with Rock, because it's one of the few areas in which the Lions might actually hold an advantage. Their specialists at kicker and punter are very strong, and they rank second in the NFL in punt coverage, while the Redskins...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 23, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Zorn Wraps Up the Injuries

Jim Zorn went over the injury scenarios after practice. I mentioned the Malcolm Kelly situation. He didn't sound overly optimistic that the rookie WR would be able to play after the bye, but given his talent the staff opted to give it a shot. Zorn said that Kelly will almost...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 23, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Kelly Decision Due after Bye Week

From Jason La Canfora: Jim Zorn said the Redskins will rest rookie wide receiver Malcolm Kelly through the bye week and then decide whether to put him on the injured-reserve list after that. Zorn said they will push him hard in practice when he comes back to the field and...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 23, 2008; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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The Early Practice Report

Barry Svrluga reports that the following players are in sweats and are at least limited at practice: Carlos Rogers Shawn Springs Clinton Portis Fred Smoot Chris Horton Jason Taylor Cornelius Griffin Malcolm Kelly is not out at practice. Ladell Betts is out. Pete Kendall is practicing....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 23, 2008; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
 
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Blache Gives an 'E' for Extra Effort

Defensive coordinator Greg Blache gave a lot of credit for the play of his defense to the work his players do off the field. He repeatedly praised their film study and willingness to do homework. He called this, "by far the most studious, most prepared," defense he has been a...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 23, 2008; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Taking Stock of the Draft Picks

Jason Reid discusses the production of the Redskins' April draft picks....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 23, 2008; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Daddy, Where Do Big Hits Come From?

A lot of you have commented about how violently the secondary performed Sunday, and, though hardly out of character, it struck many as a particularly physical outing by the DBs. I thought there were more jarring, disruptive hits in that game than we have seen in a while. Secondary coach...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 23, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
 
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Portis Rushing against History

According to the NFL, Clinton Portis would reach a rare milestone should he rush for 120 yards or more Sunday against the Lions (who rank second-worst in the league against the run): Washington Redskins running back CLINTON PORTIS leads the NFL with 818 rushing yards. Portis has gained at least...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 23, 2008; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Marinelli, the Coach Whisperer

Lions Coach Rod Marinelli had a brief conference call with the media here. In full disclosure, he was speaking in such a hushed tone that I could not always pick up exactly what he was saying, but the bulk of it focused on the Skins' running game. Marinelli repeatedly praised...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 22, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
 
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Zorn: Most of the Injured Players Will Play Sunday

Besides saying that a decision is likely this week on whether to place WR Malcolm Kelly on the injured-reserve list, Jim Zorn said he expects most of his injured players to play Sunday. RB Ladell Betts and CB Shawn Springs are not likely to play, and Zorn said he still...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 22, 2008; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
 
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After Setback, Kelly May Be Headed for IR

Jason La Canfora reports: Receiver Malcolm Kelly has suffered another setback in his recovery from knee problems, Jim Zorn said, and the Redskins could opt to put him on the injured reserve list, ending his season, by the end of the week. Kelly was unable to practice today after his...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 22, 2008; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
 
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Sean Taylor Honored in Miami

Amy Shipley sends this item from Miami: Former teammates and coaches of Sean Taylor have been invited to attend the first-annual Sean Taylor Classic at the University of Miami Nov. 8-9, the Greater Miami Pop Warner League announced Wednesday. Taylor, who died last November of a gunshot wound after intruders...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 22, 2008; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Eight Are Out as Practice Begins

From Jason La Canfora The following players are not practicing: Springs (calf) Smoot (groin) Betts (knee) Horton (ankle) Kendall (knees) - rest Portis (hip/assorted bruises) Yoder (bruised hamstring) Griffin (shoulder) Of those players, Springs and Betts are out; Griffin may be held out; the others are scheduled to play Sunday....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 22, 2008; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
 
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For Now, Portis Will Take It and Run

From Jason La Canfora: Clinton Portis said he is enjoying his status as the league leader in rushing but figures that, soon enough, teams will adjust. The Redskins continue to face a fair amount of cover-2, with moderate numbers of defenders around the line, and are exploiting it as defenses...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 22, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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Campbell Works on His Flexibility

Jason La Canfora texts this in: Jason Campbell said his groin is feeling pretty good and he will practice normally today. He said he is doing extra stretching and is trying avoid aggravating the injury. Doctors told him to improve his flexibility, if possible, to prevent against further tightness. "I've...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 22, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Play-by-Play Playback

One of our weekly features on The League is Playback, in which we eviscerate offer constructive criticism of the weekend's broadcasts. Today, Dan Steinberg offers an in-depth look at the calls on the Redskins game by Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 22, 2008; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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Steady Eddie, er, Jason (Campbell)

Jason Reid, rocking the pinstripes today, looks at Jason Campbell's sterling seven-game start. And let's predictify while we wait for the locker room to open and practice to begin....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 22, 2008; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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A Case For The Lions (Kinda, Sorta)

I'm trying to concoct a way the Redskins could lose this game. Now, surely, it can happen. But to me the game would have to be straight from the Rams template - special teams breakdowns, mass turnover issues, dropped interceptions - and taken to extremes that would land it somewhere...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 22, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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Awards? Now? Nah....

We're almost at the midpoint of the season, so we're still a ways off from awards territory, but I figure it's a decent time to at least mull some of the unsung heroes on the club. Two guys who jumped out to me were fullback Mike Sellers and defensive lineman...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 22, 2008; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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Tryon Learns from Springs, Rogers and Smoot

From Jason Reid: Rookie cornerback Justin Tryon, a fourth-round pick from Arizona State, made the team out of training camp despite struggling in coverage during preseason. Tryon has been active in five of Washington's seven games but is at the bottom of the depth chart at his position. Tryon has...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 21, 2008; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
 
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Horton Studied Film at UCLA -- and Still Does So

From Jason Reid: Rookie safety Chris Horton has displayed a knack for is timing. Even when he has been out of position in some of Washington's defensive alignments, Horton often has recovered in time to make plays. "I watch a lot of film," said Horton, whose extensive studying of game...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 21, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Portis and the Curse of 370

Doug Farrar of Football Outsiders has an interesting piece today in The League on the curse of 370 carries for a running back. Farrar writes: On 27 different occasions in NFL history, a running back has carried the ball 370 or more times in the regular season. You can sort...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 21, 2008; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
 
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How's that Offensive Line Looking Now?

From Jason Reid: Washington's offensive line supposedly was among the team's biggest problems as the season began. The poor performance of the first-team offense in the last two games of the preseason prompted league observers and Redskins fans to question whether the line could pass protect or run block well...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 21, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Rogers Getting Stronger -- and Better

From Jason Reid: Cornerback Carlos Rogers has performed at the highest level of his career while playing a major part in the Washington Redskins' 5-2 start. The fourth-year player was outstanding in coverage again during Sunday's 14-11 victory over the Cleveland Browns at FedEx Field, continuing one of the best...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 21, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
 
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Lions Missing More than a Heart

We will discuss the ineptitude of the winless Detroit Lions in greater detail later this week, but this team has shown a versatility in its ability to lose games. The Lions have blown large second-half leads, given away games with weird safeties and led wild comebacks attempts that fell short....

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 21, 2008; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
 
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Taylor's Halting Start

Jason Reid analyzes Jason Taylor's frustrating first seven games with the Redskins....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 21, 2008; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Goal Line Stands (Yes, Plural)

The NFL is a league of one-game seasons, and teams are often forced to adopt entirely different personalities from week to week, depending on the opponent and certain matchups. But I can't imagine the brawn and cunning the Redskins exhibited in their goal line defense Sunday not carrying over. If...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 21, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Last Look at Skins-Browns

Cleaning out my notebook, I had some final thoughts on the Browns-Skins game ... What was going on with Romeo Crennel on the Cleveland sideline? They forgot that Kellen Winslow was back at tight end until the fourth quarter. With a big back and solid line, Crennel opted to let...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 21, 2008; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Punter Brooks Is Gone

From Jason Reid: Durant Brooks cleared waivers, agreed to an injury settlement and is no longer with the Redskins, a team spokesman said. Brooks was a sixth-round selection in last April's NFL draft, but was replaced last week by Ryan Plackemeier after struggling in the Redskins' first six games....

By Jon DeNunzio  |  October 20, 2008; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
 
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Campbell Says He's Fine

From Barry Svrluga: Quarterback Jason Campbell just stopped by the media room at Redskins Park and said that he doesn't expect any problems preparing for the Lions because of his groin. "It feels good," Campbell said. "I'm fine. It's just sore. But other than that I'm fine. I got looked...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 20, 2008; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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Redskins, by the Numbers

Figured I'd throw some more stats out there, starting with the running game. The Skins have attempted 77 more rushes this season than their opponents, most in the NFL. The 6-0 Titans, are second, attempting 58 more rushes than their opponent. Not bad company to be in. Clinton Portis has...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 20, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Plackemeier Rates His Performance

Punter Ryan Plackemeier knows there is ample room for improvement after his debut with the Redskins. Plackemeier punted eight times Sunday - that's not a misprint - for an average of 37.3 yards and a net of 28.8. He had a few short punts, and also hoped that his first...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 20, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Zorn: Offense's Image Not an Issue

Jim Zorn spent a lot of time talking about the running game during his weekly press conference with guard Pete Kendall teasing that he might lose his West Coast Offense membership card if he keeps pounding the ball on the ground. Zorn knows his offensive linemen are loving it, it's...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 20, 2008; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Zorn Says Betts, Springs Are Doubtful

Jim Zorn just finished an update on the injuries: Aside from Jason Campbell, who is getting treatment for a sore groin but is expected to practice Wednesday, RB Ladell Betts (knee) and CB Shawn Springs (calf strain) are very doubtful for Sunday's game in Detroit. (Both are likely to come...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 20, 2008; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Washington Continues to Improve

Linebacker Marcus Washington had a strong outing for the second straight week, and was used more on the pass rush Sunday than we've seen since last year. Washington said he enjpyed the role - he was asked to play with his hand on the ground often in 2007 as the...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 20, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Zorn Not Concerned About Campbell (Updated)

From Jason La Canfora: Jason Campbell had treatment for his sore groin this morning, but Coach Jim Zorn said he is not concerned with the situation. Zorn said Campbell will practice normally beginning Wednesday (players are off Tuesday). ... Tackle Jon Jansen will remain the starter on the right side...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 20, 2008; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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No Sign of Jason Campbell Yet

We didn't see him hanging around as usual, but that is no cause for alarm. He may be getting treatment on his groin, which he strained a bit during the game. Jim Zorn will begin speaking in a few minutes, so we'll get an update by 12:30 (I'm not exactly...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 20, 2008; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Kelly Hopes for More This Week

Rookie Malcolm Kelly says he was about 85 percent for Sunday's game and hopes to be back to his peak form this week after battling a knee injury. Kelly practiced fully last week for the first time in weeks, and thought he might be active. Instead, with the Redskins short...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 20, 2008; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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Unrestricted Talk...and Chats

Jason Reid gives you an audio unrestricted look at yesterday's game and I'm preparing to chat at 11. Wilbon, who's in Beantown for Monday Night fubball, follows at 1:15....

By Cindy Boren  |  October 20, 2008; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Monday Morning H-Back

That was pretty hard to sit through at times, but in the end a win is a win. I figured it would be close and ugly, and it was, although I did expect the Skins to put up more points (and the Browns, too, for that matter). We saw a...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 20, 2008; 7:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
 
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More Plays Go Davis' Way

Jason Reid reports: Although he had no receptions, rookie tight end Fred Davis was much more involved in the game plan this week. Davis lined up as a wide receiver in a four-receiver set and Jim Zorn ran plays for Davis. "It was a real good feeling just to be...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 19, 2008; 10:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Zorn Pleased with Plackemeier

Barry Svrluga and Marc Carig report: Five days after signing with the Redskins as a free agent, punter Ryan Plackemeier made his Washington debut. And though his average of 37.3 yards on eight punts was less than that of his predecessor -- rookie Durant Brooks -- Coach Jim Zorn called...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 19, 2008; 8:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Skins Hold on for 14-11 Win

From Jason La Canfora: That felt a bit like a Joe Gibbs game, with Jim Zorn a little more conservative on play-calling than usual. Jason Campbell looked more like himself in the second half and the Skins managed to score twice. Clinton Portis had a terrific game, one that could...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 19, 2008; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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Skins Lead 7-3 after Three

They rode the run game as expected. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Rock makes another big play on teams. Portis is churning up the yards and the Browns' defense is wilting. With JC looking a little beat up, you'd figure they keep running the heck out of the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 19, 2008; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (169)
 
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Last Time Skins Scoreless at Half?

Sept 13, 1981, against the Giants. Teams combined for 11 punts in the half, and 12 first downs. As Borat would say, "Niiiiiccceee!"...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 19, 2008; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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...and a Scoreless Second Quarter

Wow, was I wrong. The second quarter was even more difficult to digest than the first. Again, like last week, special teams mistakes are killing the Redskins (Rock Cartwright is a star again, though, making a huge tackle on a return by Joshua Cribbs that might have been heading to...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 19, 2008; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
 
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A Scoreless First Quarter

Jason Campbell doesn't look right to me. That short third-down throw was not him. He didn't explode through the ball. He isn't moving well. I don't imagine the knee injury is all that serious, but it's clearly enough to have him off. The Skins are beating themselves again - terrible...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 19, 2008; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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Campbell Update

His knee seemed to buckle a bit on the second-down throw. He walked off and was examined by trainers on the medical table on the sidelines. It appeared to be his right knee. They were stretching both legs. Campbell was moving gingerly, but was walking around. Todd Collins warmed up...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 19, 2008; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Redskins Learn They Set NFL Record

Redskins QBs have not thrown an INT in 309 attempts dating back to last season (when Todd Collins was starting), an NFL record according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The team actually set the record a few weeks back; the former mark was 281 by the 2001 Oakland Raiders. This...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 19, 2008; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
 
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Skins, Browns Inactives

Kellen Winslow is up for the Browns. Here's who is out for the Skins: WR Malcolm Kelly, CB Shawn Springs (calf), RB Ladell Betts (knee), OL Jason Fabini, OL Chad Rinehart, DE Erasmus James and DE Rob Jackson. For the Browns: DB Mike Adams, S Hamza Abdullah, LB Beau Bell,...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 19, 2008; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Springs Out Today, Probably Until After Bye Week

Redskins corner Shawn Springs, who aggravated a calf strain during practice late in the week, is out for today's game, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Springs went for an MRI Thurdday and has a second-degree calf strain, according to the source. Springs is having a stellar...

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 19, 2008; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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Counting Down to Browns-Skins

It's a fabulous, although cool and breezy, day here in DC for those of you in other regions. Barry Svrluga looked at Moss and the receiving game today. Interesting piece today on Jamal Lewis in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Their scribes, all but Bud Shaw, are picking the Browns to...

By Cindy Boren  |  October 19, 2008; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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