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Redskins Insider: December 7, 2008 - December 13, 2008

Griffin a 'Questionable Situation'

Jason Reid reports: Defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin (shoulder/abdomen) sat out practice and might not play against the Cincinnati Bengals. "He tried to go today, but his stomach muscle is still giving him problems," Coach Jim Zorn said. "That's a wait-and-see. That's kind of a questionable situation." Although Griffin has not...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 12, 2008; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
 
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Horton Not Expected to Play Sunday

Jason Reid reports: Rookie safety Chris Horton (shoulder) was held out of practice again and is not expected to play against Cincinnati. If Horton does not play, Mike Green would start in place of Horton, Coach Jim Zorn said. "It's just one of those things," said Horton, the Redskins' third-leading...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 12, 2008; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Springs Says Calf Is Better

Jason Reid reports: Cornerback Shawn Springs (calf) returned to practice today and plans to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. "It's better," Springs said. "I think I'm playing." (Of course, you can also vote here.)...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 12, 2008; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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A Very Special Week in TCCLs

Given the events of the week, let's do an all Portis-gate version of the TCCLs, eh? -2004 TCCLs - Ownership/Management. The roots of Portis v. Zorn can be traced back four years, when one set of rules for Clinton Portis and another for everyone else first began to be used....

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 12, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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Practice-Field Roll Call

From the practice field, Jason Reid reports that London Fletcher and Chris Horton are in sweats and not participating. Jon Jansen is not on the field. Shawn Springs is back at practice....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 12, 2008; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
 
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Unrestricted: Skins-Bengals Preview

A little over 48 hours until kickoff in Cincinnati, where temperatures will be medium and the wind will be high....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 12, 2008; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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The Rock Cartwright Special Teams Report

The Redskins certainly need to get a few things sorted out on special teams. They are last in the league in field goal percentage and last in punting average and can't afford to give yards away. This they know. And over the past month or so a new problem has...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 12, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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There's a Game Sunday ...

With all the drama - a common event around Redskins Park this time of year - I haven't gotten around to looking at this week's opponent, the Cincy Bengals. Frankly, given how awful the Bungals (1-11-1) have been, there really isn't that much to say. But here goes. All the...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 12, 2008; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Cerrato on the Topic of the Week

Turns out that "Last Word" post about Portis v. Zorn wasn't the last word after all, but you probably didn't really think it would be now, did you? Maybe this post will be. Vinny Cerrato, the executive vice-president of football operations, spoke with Larry Michael last night and, since these...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 12, 2008; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Marty Weighs In

It's okay, you can admit it. When the Clinton Portis-Jim Zorn thing flared up, your first thought was, "Hmmmm, I wonder what Marty Schottenheimer thinks." (Well, one of you did and you know who you are.) Today, on the "The Red Zone" on SIRIUS NFL Radio, he talked about the...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 11, 2008; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
 
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Pro Bowl Might Be a Honolulu Lulu

Where some see a mockery, others see an opportunity. Whatever your opinion on the matter of fan voting for the Pro Bowl, the results are in and they're decidedly maroon and black. Dan Steinberg has all the info on the final tally of fan votes, but here's the Cliff's Notes...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 11, 2008; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Zorn on the Locker Room, Rookies, and a Bubble

Jim Zorn touched on several topics with the schlubs today, including the Portis blowup. As for the state of his team and his locker room, Zorn praised his team captains and leaders, and how they manage the club. He said they should be "proud" of the way the players operate....

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 11, 2008; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
 
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Practice Squad Gets High Marks

Say what you will about the top end of the Redskins' roster and the state of this season, but you can't deny that the team has built up a nice little practice squad. These guys are getting snatched up by other teams. On Oct. 22, offensive lineman Andrew Crummey was...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 11, 2008; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Unrestricted Rewind and the Practice Report

Jason Reid reports that, during the portion of practice we're allowed to see, Cornelius Griffin, London Fletcher and Shawn Springs were not participating. Clinton Portis, however, was....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 11, 2008; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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Portis v. Zorn: The Last Word

The head coach and the running back say they're cool again. Everybody has an opinion on this topic -- it just keeps on giving -- and we thought we'd let you have the last word. poll by twiigs.com...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 11, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
 
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Jenkins, Kornheiser on Portis-Zorn

The buzz of the day most likely will be injuries and preparation for Sunday's game in Cincinnati, but there's a little more to wrap up on the Portis-Zorn issue. Sally Jenkins sees the Zorn-Portis flare-up as part of a bigger problem with the Redskins. Tony Kornheiser's Day 2 take on...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 11, 2008; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Tale of the D: Gregg vs. Greg

I've been on a comparison kick of sorts, so let's look at last year's defense and this year's. Gregg Williams took his biggest hits when he ran Washington's defense for the lack of sacks, turnovers and big plays. This year, the bend-don't-break philosophy still seems to be in place, but...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 11, 2008; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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What Portis Said, Day 2

Dan Steinberg's D.C. Sports Bog has a thorough account of Clinton Portis's comments today. Highlights include: "I didn't speak for nobody else, I'm not the voice of the team, I'm not the voice of reason. I spoke for myself." "We're not gonna sever ties. You know, I'm a Washington Redskin....

By Jon DeNunzio  |  December 10, 2008; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
 
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Jansen Likely to Miss Cincy Game

Right tackle Jon Jansen appears likely to be out for at least this week with his knee injury, Jim Zorn said. DT Cornelius Griffin missed practice because of a pulled abdomenal muscle and was unable to do much. Zorn didn't sound overly optimistic about that situation. LB Marcus Washington, Zorn...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 10, 2008; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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Zorn: 'We're All in It Together'

More highlights from Jim Zorn's post-practice press conference: Asked if he regretted anything that might have set Clinton Portis off, Zorn said no, adding that he hopes he has not implied that he is above the team or not accountable for problems. "We're all in it together," Zorn said. "We...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 10, 2008; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Portis, Zorn Say All Is 'Cool'

Jason La Canfora reports: Saying that he is "cool with everything," Clinton Portis met with the media this afternoon and added that what was said in a meeting with Coach Jim Zorn is "between me and Coach Zorn." Asked if he and critical comments he made Tuesday about Zorn were...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 10, 2008; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Moss: 'That's Clinton'

Jason La Canfora reports: Wide receiver Santana Moss, one of Clinton Portis' close friends, weighed in on Clinton Portis vs. Jim Zorn. He said that it's essentially Poirtis's nature to "express himself" as he sees fit. "That's Clinton," Moss said. Like other players, Moss said, "at the end of the...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 10, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
 
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The Preliminary Practice Report

Jason La Canfora reports: The following players do not appear to be practicing: Cornelius Griffin, Pete Kendall (it's Wednesday), London Fletcher, Marcus Washington, Shawn Springs, Chris Horton, Randy Thomas and Jon Jansen. Carlos Rogers is not practicing, either, because he has the flu. Clinton Portis was on the field and,...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 10, 2008; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Cartwright: 'We Put It All Out There'

Jason La Canfora reports: Rock Cartwright and London Fletcher, two of the team captains, spoke at a team meeting held this morning in the wake of Clinton Portis' comments Tuesday. Cartwright said it was very important for Jim Zorn to address the issue head-on - "we put it all out...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 10, 2008; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
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Jansen: Issues Should Be Handled Internally

Jason La Canfora reports: Offensive tackle Jon Jansen, the longest tenured Redskins player, talked about - what else? - the Clinton Portis-Jim Zorn matter and said that frustrations are natural at a time like this. But, he added, "We need to take care of these things in the locker room...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 10, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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Campbell, Randle El Address Zorn-Portis (Updated)

Jason La Canfora reports: The Redskins were greeted by the barrage of questions you might expect after Clinton Portis' comments about Jim Zorn on the "John Thompson Show" on Tuesday and were left to explain the matter to reporters during the open locker room today. Quarterback Jason Campbell was staying...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 10, 2008; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Another Take on Zorn-Portis

Jason Reid talks about the relationship between Jim Zorn and Clinton Portis....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 10, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
 
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Skins Add an Offensive Lineman

The Redskins have signed offensive lineman D'Anthony Batiste. According to the team, Batiste, who is in his third season, played and started four games at guard for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. He was originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He spent the first six...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 10, 2008; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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There's Nothing Perfect about Skins' 10

There is no shortage of troubling numbers associated with the Redskins' offense right now, but this one might be the scariest stat: Washington has been held to 10 points or less in five of its 13 games. Only two teams have done it more often - Cleveland and Cinccinnati, this...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 10, 2008; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (202)
 
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A Note on Erasmus James' Departure

The cutting of reserve defensive end Erasmus James, which came yesterday, was inevitable, given the fact he was hurt and never came close to getting onto the field with any regularity. James, a super nice dude (despite being a Yankee fan), might have been in on 15 plays on defense...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 10, 2008; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
 
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James Released; Geisinger, Samuels on IR

The Redskins have released defensive end Erasmus James and placed Justin Geisinger and Chris Samuels on the season-ending injured list because of injuries they suffered Sunday night in the loss to the Ravens. Geisinger hurt his knee and Samuels tore his triceps. The team also announced that it has signed...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 9, 2008; 7:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
 
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Portis Rips Zorn (Updated)

Dan Steinberg reports: So we officially have a chemistry problem. Clinton Portis unloaded on Jim Zorn over and over again during today's "John Thompson Show" appearance. He swore, he suggested maybe he should go on the injured reserve, he offered to become a cheerleader, and he said this, when asked...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 9, 2008; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (338)
 
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What Does the Future Hold?

Well, the first shot at this poll didn't work. Let's try it again. poll by twiigs.com...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 9, 2008; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
 
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Eagles-Redskins Moves to 4:15

The Redskins' final regular-season home game Dec. 21 has been moved to a 4:15 start, the NFL has announced. The game, in which the Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles, is the next-to-last of the regular season. Carolina's game against the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., will be the featured Sunday...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 9, 2008; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (206)
 
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Unrestricted and the Linemen

Topic 1 for the week figures to be the offensive line and Jason Reid kicks off the discussion. ... Over at the Bog, Dan "Oooooh, it's not 85 and sunny here like it was in Miami last weekend on vacation and I still have sand in my shoe...." Steinberg kills...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 9, 2008; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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The Rhino and The Geyser

Fan voting for the Pro Bowl closes at noon (as if the entire format weren't bizarre enough, there are still three games left in the regular season) and the schlubs came up with a late ticket that might deserve some consideration. While we were waiting for Jim Zorn's postgame press...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 9, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
 
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Suggs: the Rest of the Interview

Cleaning out my interview files from the Baltimore game, I thought I'd share what was left floor from a lively, three-minute interview with Terrell Suggs. The dude is a quote machine. As I wrote Monday, Suggs was nursing a grudge because he was hurt by being booed loudly when his...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 9, 2008; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Belated Special Teams Review

Overlooked [i.e., forgotten] in the Monday Morning H-Back was an analysis of special teams play. Suffice it to say, there were issues there, too. (Please don't mistake this for the Rock Cartwright Special Teams Report, which will appear in its somewhat regularly scheduled timeslot Thursday). The kicking and punting were...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 9, 2008; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
 
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Skins by the Numbers

It's all about the offense these days, and things have settled to where some thought they would be. The Redskins got off to a fast start, with teams not knowing how Jim Zorn would deploy his offense, and the running game clicking. The Redskins were protecting the football at historic...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 8, 2008; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (181)
 
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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (Turn and Face the Rooks)

Jim Zorn pointed out today that he will play for the playoffs and do whatever he can to get the team there while they have a mathematical chance. Soon enough (especially without Chris Samuels) it may be time to play for the future, but I can understand where Zorn is...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 8, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
 
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Rabach Preps, Just in Case ...

Center Casey Rabach said he is expecting his close friend Jon Jansen to play Sunday -- "He's as boneheaded and tough as they come," Rabach said but expressed confidence in youngsters like Stephon Heyer and Chad Rinehart even if Jansen, who sprained his medial collateral ligament Sunday night, were to...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 8, 2008; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Jansen, Horton Could Play Sunday

The Redskins said an MRI revealed that starting right tackle Jon Jansen has a sprained medial collateral ligament. He has not been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals in Cincinnati. Starting safety Chris Horton has a shoulder sprain, but the MRI revealed no structural damage, and he is...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 8, 2008; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Zorn on Portis, Protection and Campbell

For much of the second half of the Redskins' game Sunday night in Baltimore, the NFL's third-leading rusher was stuck on the sidelines, obviously miffed. Coach Jim Zorn said today that he didn't have any heart-to-heart talks with Portis and understands why many players would be naturally frustrated after getting...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 8, 2008; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Injuries Have Zorn Making Changes

We covered the major injury issues, with Jon Jansen awaiting MRI results on his knee and Chris Samuels out for the year, and starting safety Chris Horton (shoulder) and reserve center Justin Geisinger (knee) awaiting MRI results, too. Here's the rest of the injury picture: Several of Jansen's teammates believe...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 8, 2008; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (125)
 
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Samuels Out for the Season (Updated)

Jason La Canfora reports: Tackle Chris Samuels has a 50-percent tear of his triceps and will undergo season-ending surgery, Coach Jim Zorn said. Samuels was injured Sunday night in the Redskins' 24-10 loss to the Ravens in Baltimore. Zorn reports that Chris Horton (shoulder), Jon Jansen (knee) and Justin Geisinger...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 8, 2008; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (168)
 
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Heyer Prepares to Play Either Side

Jason La Canfora reports: Reserve tackle Stephon Heyer said he is preparing to play either side with both starters ailing. "I have to be physically prepared to play either said," Heyer said....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 8, 2008; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Washington's Ankle 'Coming Along'

Jason Reid reports: Strong-side linebacker Marcus Washington, sidelined most of the season because of hamstring and ankle injuries, hopes to play in one of the Redskins' last three games. "It's coming along," Washington said of his high-ankle sprain. "If not this week, then definitely next week" he should be able...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 8, 2008; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Unrestricted Playoff Picture

Jason Reid breaks down the postseason possibilities for the Redskins....

By Cindy Boren  |  December 8, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (174)
 
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The Day After the Game Before

It figures to be a busy day around these parts, so keep an eye on the blog and on the RedskinsInsider twitter feed for updates. There's a chat upcoming at 11, so expect any news that arrives between 11 and noon to appear tere as well. poll by twiigs.com...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 8, 2008; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Monday Morning H-Back

It's very, very early Monday morning and we've all seen this movie before, so I'm not going to belabor the obvious. We've covered the issues that have been begging to be addressed -- the offensive and defensive lines and the lack of offensive playmakers. Responsibility for those deficiencies starts at...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 8, 2008; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (176)
 
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A 24-10 Loss -- and Maybe More

You often end up with a long injury report after playing the Ravens, and Washington's season is in limbo now, with Chris Samuels, Clinton Portis, Chris Horton, and Jon Jansen among those hurt. The Redskins could not stop the blitz when the Ravens really attacked and Terrell Suggs and Ed...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 7, 2008; 11:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (301)
 
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Samuels Out With a Triceps Injury

Chris Samuels' return is doubtful. This injury could be the season, especially with right tackle Jon Jansen now out with a knee sprain, too. Reserve center Justin Geisinger made his debut on offense at left tackle and, as expected, gave up a third-down sack....

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 7, 2008; 10:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (227)
 
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Ravens Lead 17-0 after 3 Quarters

It's going to be difficult to overcome this deficit unless the Ravens go turnover crazy and beat themselves. Redskins badly need seven points here and not three. Jim Zorn might want to try something like that pretty misdirection play to Todd Heap that set up the field goal last quarter....

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 7, 2008; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
 
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A 14-0 Halftime Deficit

Jim Zorn waited way too long to go to the screen game to diffuse the pass pressure, getting some big gains in the last drive. But he lacks the personnel up front and on the edges to win third down most of the time against this defense, and it's crippling...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 7, 2008; 10:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (221)
 
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Skins Trail 14-0 after a Quarter

The Redskins have no answer for the Ravens' blitz packages. Not even close. It's the biggest factor in the game and when they get third and long, forget about it. Too many big plays from Ravens 'D. Plackemier and punt game has been awful. Nice effort from the Skins' D,...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 7, 2008; 9:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (256)
 
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Reed, Gaither, McGahee Active

Baltimore's primary injury concerns - Ed Reed, Jared Gaither, Willis McGahee - are all active. The Ravens are without WR Terrance Copper, WR Marcus Maxwell, CB Evan Oglesby, T Oniel Cousins, TE Edgar Jones and DT Lamar Divens. Todd Bauman is the third QB....

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 7, 2008; 7:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (417)
 
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Portis, Fletcher, Carter Active

As previously reported, cornerback Shawn Springs is out with a calf injury. Linebacker Marcus Washington (ankle), defensive tackle Kedric Golston (ankle) also are out. Other inactives are offensive linemen Chad Rinehart and Jason Fabini, tight end Fred Davis, and defensive end Erasmus James. Colt Brennan is the third QB. Yes,...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 7, 2008; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Springs Very Unlikely to Play

It is highly unlikely that cornerback Shawn Springs will be able to play against the Baltimore Ravens tonight because of a calf injury, which means Carlos Rogers will likely end up playing a ton in the slot. Rogers has little experience in that nickel technique, but did perform well there...

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 7, 2008; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
 
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Hold on to Your (Maroon and Black) Hats

I think "breezy" may be an understatement in this morning's updated forecast by the Capital Weather Gang. There's a wind advisory until 8 p.m., so drive carefully. In Skins news, you have to figure London Fletcher, despite his ills, plays tonight. Les Carpenter wrote today about what exactly is driving...

By Cindy Boren  |  December 7, 2008; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
 
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