Mark Sanchez Loves Him Some Veal Chops

There have been times on this beat when I've felt as if I was writing for Page Six of the New York Post, but never more than now. As we reported last week, USC quarterback Mark Sanchez, a player Redskins owner Daniel Snyder covets in the upcoming draft, had an official visit with the Redskins on Friday and Saturday.

And, courtesy of the public relations staff of a local hotspot, we now are aware of more details about the activities of Sanchez and Redskins officials Friday night than we probably really needed to know, This was Sanchez's last official visit with any team - though he is slated to work out for the Broncos on Tuesday - and the Redskins could trade up to select him.

I'll let the PR staff for Il Mulino New York take over from here. This comes from their press release about Sanchez's dinner there:

"Friday night, guests at DC's hot spot IL MULINO NEW YORK on Vermont Ave. were in awe to see USC Quarterback Mark Sanchez, Redskins Owner Dan Snyder, Executive VP Vinny Cerrato, Head Coach Jim Zorn, and the Skins QB Coach. They began their evening by first enjoying some drinks outside on the patio, then all ventured inside to dine. With the NFL DRAFT upon us, they held their secret meeting in the Private Room in the back of the restaurant. The 6'3", 225 lb. Trojan from Mission Viejo, CA dined on a PASTA TRIO and a 16oz VEAL CHOP. He definitely cleaned his plate!!"

Two exclamation points and liberal use of all caps? What enthusiasm!!

Anyway, if you are among what appears to be a minority of fans who hope the Skins trade up to get Sanchez, I suppose you're hoping that veal was cooked to perfection. And for those wondering, Sanchez is 22, so it's perfectly cool if he was drinking something other than a Shirley Temple.

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 19, 2009; 5:39 PM ET
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Comments

1st!!!

Posted by: mardiros | April 19, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe they didn't describe what he was wearing.

If it was a Haynesworth jersey, I'd call that a sign...

Posted by: daggar | April 19, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Keep your mouth shut Toad & Daggar ! You don't want it with me !

Posted by: the-real-barno | April 19, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Jeez...Of all the bone headed ideas Danny and Co. have foisted on us, this is the boniest. Please, please, get us some OL help, and for once let's just stick with the plan.

Posted by: bostskin | April 19, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Dan's Player du Juor.......HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA......next year it'll be a new coach....then a new RB....them more WRs........HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: bundy44 | April 19, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Seattle, please take him at #4 and save us from this misery.

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 19, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm holding on to a fool's hope that this is still a smokescreen and we are angling to grab one of the elite tackles...

..I'm also going to begin emotional preparations to hope for the failure of the team that I've rooted for my whole life, just to spite this atrocious owner...

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

This is crazy...all I can say...its like watching watching children break their toys...

Posted by: tejr3575 | April 19, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Sometimes it's refreshing to know that the Skins aren't the only team being run by atrociously inept and out-of-touch people...I guess it can happen to any team.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Nationals-bench-Dukes-after-Little-League-relate?urn=mlb,157410

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Make it stop!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: m1ke3i6 | April 19, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Sigh...I guess we can waive goodbye to JC and our 2010 first-round pick. So much for rebuilding the lines.

Posted by: Salinas1 | April 19, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

We are doomed!!!!

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 19, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

okay, so we drafted a QB last year and now we are going to draft another QB this year- with our top pick! Then what happens next???? Also, what message are you sending to your current cadre of QBs? Nothing being said about the O or D lines...that's crazy

Posted by: tejr3575 | April 19, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

redskins probably will become the first team ever to trade away 6 first round picks in order to get sanchez

Posted by: noluvdr | April 19, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Here's the next poll question -

Which is the stupider move?

A. The move that Danny is about to make to get Sanchez

B. Ditka trading away the whole draft to grab Ricky Williams

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

It's like it's a drug laundering operation or something..The sheer FEROCITY of the ignorance..

Posted by: frak | April 19, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

The minority of fans wants us to trade up for him? Jason are you high? Minority wants Campbell in there for another mediocre year. You want to know how 70% of the real fans want anyone but Campbell in there log onto the Redskins.com message board.

I say do what it takes and go get him.

Posted by: Thoroughbred | April 19, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Here's the next poll question -

Which is the stupider move?

A. The move that Danny is about to make to get Sanchez

B. Ditka trading away the whole draft to grab Ricky Williams

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

A. Getting Sanchez...who could have predicted Ricky Williams would be that dumb?

Posted by: noluvdr | April 19, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

i'd only take trading up to get sanchez if we included vinny and danny along with it.

Posted by: MondoTE11 | April 19, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Jason, before I start panicking (it's really too late), can you find out if Snyder took any of the other draft prospects who visited Redskins Park to dinner?

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 19, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

whatever..the Skinz iz doomed as long as the NY mob owns the team..whatever..

Posted by: frak | April 19, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

I say do what it takes and go get him.

Posted by: Thoroughbred | April 19, 2009 6:27 PM

WOW really? based on what? one year as a starter in the biggest "System college offense" in the nation? USC's "system" makes almost any QB look good, and this is what you want as our next QB? a system qb? a 1 yeart system QB at that? what was it he did so speacial at USC? Need I throw up the name Matt Leinart...but I guess Sanchez was better than Leinart right? LOL...

Posted by: tejr3575 | April 19, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

The minority of fans wants us to trade up for him? Jason are you high? Minority wants Campbell in there for another mediocre year. You want to know how 70% of the real fans want anyone but Campbell in there log onto the Redskins.com message board.

I say do what it takes and go get him.

Posted by: Thoroughbred | April 19, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse


Look Mr. Snyder. Your attempts to log on here as an average-Joe and try to sway the opinions of sane people won't work.

If you want to spend next season watching Sanchez curl up in the fetal position every time a team pass-rushes us on the way to a 5-11 record, that's your deal...

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Since i have nothing better to do with my time i have concocted the dream draft situation and am looking for some feedback.

We should draft our entire 2010 draft to st.louis for their 2nd overall, their 34th overall, and a 4th or 5th rounder.

We use the 2nd overall on Aaron Curry.
We then use the 13th on Andre Smith if he falls, Tyson Jackson, Ayers, or Oher.
Then use the 34th on either OT Beatty or Britton, or Michael Johnson depending on how we used the 13th. or pick up fan favorite Alex Mack.
Wed then have enough remaining picks to fill our holes at RB, WR, CB, OL, and DL.

It makes sense for st.louis too because it would be better for their rebuilding process for spags to be in his second year when he has a better idea of what players will help his team. This idea could work with other teams in the top ten but the idea is to get Curry. our d would be the best in the east. Do it snyderato! whatd you think skins nation?

Posted by: amsaul | April 19, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

This wouldn't be such a bad move if the team had a history of projecting players accurately. NFL teams become perennial contenders when they have a franchise qb in his prime.
That said, he will begin entering his prime two or three years from now, while the Redskins spent so much on Haynesworth, Hall, etc. to win now.
Bottom line, lets pick a plan and stick with it.

Posted by: hehateme | April 19, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

By the way, if Zorn is on the hot seat as so many have speculated, then why not fire him this off-season? Does anyone really think he can save his job with Shanahan, Gruden and Cowher on the market?

Posted by: hehateme | April 19, 2009 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Since i have nothing better to do with my time i have concocted the dream draft situation and am looking for some feedback.

Posted by: amsaul | April 19, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse


My dream draft situation is up in the air, but it absolutely involves the following elements in some fashion:

1) Not getting Sanchez

2) Snyder declaring that he's lost all his $$ by sinking it into 6-Flags and has to sell the team.

3) Emmitt Smith not being involved in speaking about anything at anytime.

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know if Sanchez has visited Seattle?

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 19, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

"It's easy to fall in love with his physical tools - size , rifle arm and deceptive mobility. However, too many times on film we see him picking up coverages late or staring down his primary target and not going through his progressions. Some of his weaknesses can be coached up, but there is no guarantee he has the mental capacity and natural recognition skills to develop into a solid starter in the NFL." Campbell? Could be, but that quote is from ESPN about Josh Freeman, at best a 2nd rounder if the selector is a risk taker but definitely available to any team willing to trade up and make a chump choice. Sounds like deja vu all over again.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | April 19, 2009 7:00 PM | Report abuse

My dream draft situation is up in the air, but it absolutely involves the following elements in some fashion:

1) Not getting Sanchez

2) Snyder declaring that he's lost all his $$ by sinking it into 6-Flags and has to sell the team.

3) Emmitt Smith not being involved in speaking about anything at anytime.

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 6:44 PM

Sorry to disappoint you pal but when Snyder took over Six Flags it was in such bad shape that he bought in for a song and if it does go down the tubes it will affect Snyder's wealth no more than a rounding error would.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | April 19, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Ah...! It has become clear to me, now. The 'Skins will be running an intricate new version of the wild cat, where there will be upto 5 QB's in the backfeild. All O-Linemen will be replaced by tackling dummies, and it'll look more like rugby than American Football.

Posted by: KeythF | April 19, 2009 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know if Sanchez has visited Seattle?

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 19, 2009 6:57 PM

He has and he was favorably impressed with the place. He was twelve and his parents took him and his sister to the top of the Space Needle!

Posted by: AntonChigurh | April 19, 2009 7:07 PM | Report abuse

He has and he was favorably impressed with the place. He was twelve and his parents took him and his sister to the top of the Space Needle!

Posted by: AntonChigurh

That was last summer, right?

Posted by: SonofNero | April 19, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

"Friday night, guests at DC's hot spot IL MULINO NEW YORK on Vermont Ave. were in awe to see USC Quarterback Mark Sanchez, Redskins Owner Dan Snyder, Executive VP Vinny Cerrato, Head Coach Jim Zorn, and the Skins QB Coach." Duh??? I must have missed something here. Sanchez ain't no FA, so why is the Skins High Command wining and dining the forker? (I assume he used a fork when he wolfed down the veal chop.)

Posted by: AntonChigurh | April 19, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

"Friday night, guests at DC's hot spot IL MULINO NEW YORK on Vermont Ave. were in awe to see USC Quarterback Mark Sanchez, Redskins Owner Dan Snyder, Executive VP Vinny Cerrato, Head Coach Jim Zorn, and the Skins QB Coach." Duh??? I must have missed something here. Sanchez ain't no FA, so why is the Skins High Command wining and dining the forker? (I assume he used a fork when he wolfed down the veal chop.)

Posted by: AntonChigurh | April 19, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse


Because it was really Danny trying to sneak a date in there with his man-crush Mark.

Vinny, Zorn and the other dude were just sort of cover...you know...the whole "wing men" thing...

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 7:21 PM | Report abuse

So, 4% of us think Sanchez is a good idea. That means 96% of us could jam up Synder's email inbox with strongly worded suggestions as to what he can do with his sweet little lamb chop. Er, veal chop. Whateva.

Posted by: SonofNero | April 19, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

So, 4% of us think Sanchez is a good idea. That means 96% of us could jam up Synder's email inbox with strongly worded suggestions as to what he can do with his sweet little lamb chop. Er, veal chop. Whateva.

Posted by: SonofNero | April 19, 2009 7:24 PM

Yea, got an address.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 19, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

So, as an interesting thought experiment, is there a scenario for any of you that involves the right people coming off the board #1-#12 where Sanchez makes sense as the #13 pick?
I mean, if you disregard what we Up Here have indicated as our positions of need, and eliminate the possibility of a trade, where does Sanchez fall?

Posted by: daggar | April 19, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

we have a QB coach? I thought Zorn did that.

Posted by: Wonsapnatm | April 19, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

So, as an interesting thought experiment, is there a scenario for any of you that involves the right people coming off the board #1-#12 where Sanchez makes sense as the #13 pick?

I mean, if you disregard what we Up Here have indicated as our positions of need, and eliminate the possibility of a trade, where does Sanchez fall?

Posted by: daggar | April 19, 2009 7:35 PM |
========================================
Everyone who has a pick higher than ours is now threatening to draft Sanchez, because they know someone is going to get showered with draft picks.

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if Detroit now claims they are going to draft Sanchez, and then they make a trade with the Danny: their 1st, for our 1st this year and next year.

And everyone in the entire world who isn't a Redskins fan laughs and laughs.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | April 19, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

..I'm also going to begin emotional preparations to hope for the failure of the team that I've rooted for my whole life, just to spite this atrocious owner...

yeah, bro, that'll sure as hell show him. you go on with that.

spite = taking poison and hoping the other guy gets sick.

Posted by: RedskinWillie | April 19, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

So, 4% of us think Sanchez is a good idea. That means 96% of us could jam up Synder's email inbox with strongly worded suggestions as to what he can do with his sweet little lamb chop. Er, veal chop. Whateva.

Posted by: SonofNero

No offense, my man, but you really think Danny reads email? From fans?

By the way, how'd that fiddle work out for you dad?

Just wonderin'...

Posted by: RedskinWillie | April 19, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse

..I'm also going to begin emotional preparations to hope for the failure of the team that I've rooted for my whole life, just to spite this atrocious owner...

yeah, bro, that'll sure as hell show him. you go on with that.

spite = taking poison and hoping the other guy gets sick.

Posted by: RedskinWillie | April 19, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Yup. My strategy is to have all the fans poison themselves and then Snyder's bank account will get pretty sick...

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

How is being Dan Snyder's catamite working out for you, RedskinWillie?

Just wonderin'...
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | April 19, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

But of course JLC, we love to hear yr diet Hires Root Beer declamations after yr jogging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: cpascopr | April 19, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I agree..the pr staff for a rest-rant is to blame for Dan Snyder being who-he-is. I still don't see how this is relevant to our BESTEST beat reporter having no idea that the Skins were about to sign Haynesworth.

Posted by: cpascopr | April 19, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

And I think we are really about to make a mistake w/our trade-up for Calvin Johnson. Snyderrrrrato are frikkin asses for this!!!!!!!!

Posted by: cpascopr | April 19, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

This wouldnt be so bad if Snyder was trading up for Crabtree or if he was old and out of it like Al Davis. He is a successful business owner so he cant be that stupid.At least as far as business is concerned. I understand the proposed move for Cutler even though I didnt think it was necessary. I was thinking that this was a master plan to garner more draft picks. Since this no longer looks like posturing, I hope there is a plan in place and this is not just Snyder starting this team over.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 19, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

He eats veal - I dislike him even more.

Posted by: mmok1 | April 19, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Skins Fans!
If Snyder draft Sanchez, here are the scenarios:
1. Portis, Moss, Samuels, and Fletcher have to have it in their head that there will be no play off or super bowl for another 2 or 3 years while grooming Sanchez. Go figure how that will play out.

2. Jason Campbell is not dumb, so I think he will only do enough to market himself for another team; who will blame him? Team chemistry is quickly out the door.

3. We making much ado about a college QB who may never become Payton or Eli.

Finally, I honestly think the Skins will either trade down or acquire Rey Mauialuga with #13

Hail!

Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Because it was really Danny trying to sneak a date in there with his man-crush Mark.

Vinny, Zorn and the other dude were just sort of cover...you know...the whole "wing men" thing ...

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009

Snyder brought Pendulums and tarot cards to impress Sanchez. Definitely wants him in his harem along with CP.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Jason LaCanfora and other Ravens fans must be having a field day. The Nationals are 1-10, blew up their bullpen undoubtedly because that owner "blew up". Wonder if Manny, Rizzo, and Kasten will last past April 30th. And the Orioles are looking good ...

Then there's the Redskins ... Washington must be the height of hilarity in Baltimore. This "press announcement" will probably make them laugh so hard tears will stream ...

Oh and BTW, for you "Orapko" "beast lovers". The Ravens and their vaunted defense also feature one of the better young offensive lines around. Birk definitely raised the age at center but I suspect they will address that in this year's draft as they always do.

Oh well, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, the Nationals, and the Redskins all huge problems centered in DC.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Oh well, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, the Nationals, and the Redskins all huge problems centered in DC.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 8:59 PM

Yeah, but at least the Caps and the Wizards are making us proud.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 19, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Finally, I honestly think the Skins will either trade down or acquire Rey Mauialuga with #13

Hail!

Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009

So should Fletcher be out looking for a new team. One of the captains of the defense and one of the best players on the team? Because that is the position that Malauga plays? He is NOT AN OLB. And honestly I am really tired of all of these USC players being associated with the Redskins. If we must trade up for a linebacker, draft Curry from Wakeforest, ACC CLOSE TO HOME!

Not Hail, Bail! Go mow the lawn kid!

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Oh well, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, the Nationals, and the Redskins all huge problems centered in DC.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 8:59 PM

Yeah, but at least the Caps and the Wizards are making us proud.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 19, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse


Navy SEALs - 3

Somalian Pirates - 0

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Rey Rey can play SLB

Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Rey Rey can play SLB

Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse


Can he play tackle?

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Yea, got an address.
Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 19, 2009

That's easy.

Write the editor of US News and World Report.

Tell him there is a National Security crisis in the offing. Could mean the collapse of the Middle East the fall of Israel because Washington will be too depressed, feel like beaten down losers every single friggin' Monday of the damned NFL season. Unless Daniel Snyder cedes all control of the football side of managing the Redskins. No problem with him continuing to do the marketing but he must cease and desist from ravaging this team!

While he still owned Atlantic Monthly, in 1984, Mortimer Zuckerman bought U.S. News & World Report, where he remains its Editor-in-Chief.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Rey Rey can play SLB
Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009

So, why didn't he do it at USC? Why have a Cushing or a walk on like Clay Matthews play there? You're an idiot. Go mow the lawn, better yet stand on your head and spit nickles or play in traffic.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

here's my draft:

1st - OT - Smith, Oher, Britton, or Beatty
3rd - G/C - H. Johnson, E. Wood, A, Caldwell, T. Green
5th - LB - Kaluka Maiava
6th - CB - Glover Quin, or Toler
7th - LB - Josh Mauga, Nick Reed

any local CB, LB, OL, WR from Tech, Maryland, UVA

just throwing darts at the big board

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 19, 2009 5:19 PM |

Thank you pabrian for being the one who had the nads to commit to a draft strategy in writing before the draft. I posted my draft a few days ago and had no takers then to join in the discussion.

I think you've got some interesting picks there. Here's my draft card as of now:

1st pick: OT Andre Smith 6-4 332 (Alabama) If he's gone, Tyson Jackson 6'4" 296 (LSU)

3rd pick: LB Cody Brown 6-2 244 Conn. or LB Jason Williams 6'1" 241 (W. IL). or/if both gone: OG Andy Levitre 6'3" 305 (OR st.) or OT Phil Loadholt 6'8" 332 (Ok).

One of the first two picks MUST go to O line.

5th round: G Greg Isdaner 6-3 325 West VA. if gone, CB Keenan Lewis 6'1" 208 (OR st.), if gone OT Alex Boone 6'7" 328 (Ohio St.), if gone LB Robert Francois 6'2" 243 (BC)

6th round: prospect - CB/ST Ladarius Web 5-10 180 (4.35 40 speed), if gone DT Sammie Lee Hil 6'4" 329 (Stillman), if gone OG Herman Johnson 6'7" 364 (LSU)

7th round: prospect - WR Greg Carr 6-6 218 FSU or RB Kyle Bell 6'1" 233 (4.5 40) (Col), or DB/ST Kevin Akins 6'2" 220 (BC)


The first name listed in each round would be the first pick.

Fantasy draft (or Dreaming as T_E puts it). Who I'd really like to get:

first round trade back to mid twenties: take C Alex Mack 6'4" 311 (Cal)

pick up decent second rounder in trade back, get G Duke Robinson 6'5" 329 (OU)

third round, take RT Phil Loadholt 6'8" 332 (OK)

fifth round, LB Robert Francois 6'2" 243 (BC)

sixth round, RB Kyle Bell 6'1" 233 (4.5 40) (Col)

seventh round, OT/G Alex Boone 6'7" 328 (Ohio St.)


Now we can get back to ball control, power running, vertical passing and keeping the D fresh for that fourth quarter stand. We don't need a new QB with this draft.

But we will need a good kicker sooner or later...

Next year we think a little more about D line, LB and Corner.


So what are some of the other draft cards out there?

Have at it.

Posted by: edvar | April 19, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Of course, somewhere in there, he got really bored with school and quit. "He never dropped in enough to be a dropout," his father recalls, and Dan Snyder says, "Some people who are no longer my friends tried to give me bad advice to be a normal person, a normal student. I ventured out to be different."

yes, his new friends are telling him he must ravage the Washington Redskins to save the world in 2012. No one else can see these friends of course, except Dan.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

You can always tell of a recalcitrant and a simpleton by mere reading their thread, "periculum" you don't have to ask you mother if you are one.

Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

first round trade back to mid twenties: take C Alex Mack 6'4" 311 (Cal)

pick up decent second rounder in trade back, get G Duke Robinson 6'5" 329 (OU)

third round, take RT Phil Loadholt 6'8" 332 (OK)

seventh round, OT/G Alex Boone 6'7" 328 (Ohio St.)

Posted by: edvar | April 19, 2009

Still think Andre Smith and his man boobs is the perfect fit for this team and even this owner. But for the new svelte Snidely he doesn't have enough "chick crack" appeal to join the harem I suppose. ~smiles~

But I like your strategy. You have my vove

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

You can always tell of a recalcitrant and a simpleton by mere reading their thread, "periculum" you don't have to ask your mother if you are one.

Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009

My mother passed a bit ago, so she can't help you ... ~sharkster grin~

Still, my assiduous nature demands that I respond to your egregious assault ... recalcitrant? Hmmmmm ... no, a reprobate would be a more apropos description ... simpleton? No, I prefer a good diatribe far too often.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Per -

I like Andre Smith too, but if I can trade back on that pick and get Mack and Robinson, I'm doing it. I need an RT before I need an LT (assuming I can still get one or two more years out of Samuels...), so I can get that guy after the first round.

I think the only way my fantasy draft happens is if Snyder and Vinnie get locked in a closet with no cell phones for the weekend and someone else steps. Sort of a "guest' "GM for a weekend!"

Anyway, thanks for your vote (or "vove", as they say in your country) : )

Posted by: edvar | April 19, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I like Andre Smith too, but if I can trade back on that pick and get Mack and Robinson, I'm doing it. I need an RT before I need an LT (assuming I can still get one or two more years out of Samuels...), so I can get that guy after the first round.

Entirely agree. This I think is a case where more may be better where the OL is concerned. Your picks plus Rhinehart and Heyer would give them a younger line that's for sure. There would be depth behind each position. I think, like Flozzell its time for Samuels to move to right tackle. He has suffered one too many season ending injuries now. To preserve him, his skills and leadership he needs to move to right tackle.

Unfortunately, its a dream that isn't going to happen next week.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Quite often we have sub par GM, rather I'll say, GM impersonator (aka periculum)canvassing every thread meant for personal opinion, disputing and in hindsight glorifying his own opinion as supreme to others; well, there is a reason you are not Synder or Cerrato. I'm of the opinion that every opinion is worth an opinion unless you actually have the title of a GM.

Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

I think the only way my fantasy draft happens is if Snyder and Vinnie

I actually believe Vinnie would be predisposed to trade down if he could to get back those choices. I would hope he would go all out for OL. But that is hard to predict ... you'd have to see Mel Kiper's Redskin's trade down scenario to get an inkling ...

This all about Snyder. Snyder is relentless, he never lets go, never gives up even when he is completely wrong, even when his sports car gets repossessed by Riggs. He won't let anyone or anything deter him. He will go after Sanchez. He may fail as he did with Cutler (as we all fervently hope) but he will pursue this will everything he has and that includes this year's and next year's picks. This you can be sure of.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Quite often we have sub par GM, rather I'll say, GM impersonator (aka periculum)
Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009

You're still a blithering knucklehead who has no clue. Use your head for something besides a hat rack. Mow the lawn for your dad.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

You should Google my company to educate yourself that knuckleheads don't own the likes, so I'm OK with your adjectives; they may be meant for the writer: "Fake GM periculum"

Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Self appointed defacto GM Snyder needs to get his head out his azz and hire a person who understands how to build a football team an evaluate players until he does the Redskins will reap what they sow, and what they sowing are seeds of mediocrity because of Snyders arrogance.

Everyone knows he is a marketing machine and that is great but this is about winning I feel sorry for the fans an the players although the players are paid it hurts physically to lose a game that isn't that hard

DRAFTING SANCHEZ IS ASSININE AND A MISTAKE PLUS HE IS NOT ALL THAT ANYONE CAN THROW A DAM SPIRAL IN WORKOUTS , WOW DANNY YOUR A GREAT TALENT EVALUATOR

If the Redskins don't drat an offensive lineman or defensive lineman/linebacker then so be it they are still my team but I understand Snyders vision totally , money

Posted by: TheBeatDontStop | April 19, 2009 10:48 PM | Report abuse

This all about Snyder. Snyder is relentless, he never lets go, never gives up even when he is completely wrong, even when his sports car gets repossessed by Riggs. He won't let anyone or anything deter him. He will go after Sanchez. He may fail as he did with Cutler (as we all fervently hope) but he will pursue this will everything he has and that includes this year's and next year's picks. This you can be sure of.

Posted by: periculum | April 19, 2009 10:06 PM |


Sadly, I believe you may be right.

But I shall continue to beat the drum anyway, just in case.

Perhaps Snyder will be saved from himself somehow (like someone else takes Sanchez).

Posted by: edvar | April 19, 2009 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Instead of reporting on this crap, why didn't "someone close to the situation" report that Randy Thomas was risking paralysis last year playing with a bulging disk in his neck.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/04/16/redskins-guard-thomas-risked-it-all/

Posted by: clark202 | April 19, 2009 11:28 PM | Report abuse

"Friday night, guests at DC's hot spot IL MULINO NEW YORK on Vermont Ave. were in awe to see USC Quarterback Mark Sanchez, Redskins Owner Dan Snyder, Executive VP Vinny Cerrato, Head Coach Jim Zorn, and THE SKINS QB COACH." Thats total BS if you ask me, Zorn IS the Head Coach, QB Coach and calls the plays. There are no other QB coaches.

Posted by: arbano1 | April 19, 2009 11:46 PM | Report abuse

I am a level-headed person who believes in the approach of building a football team at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. But we know that our owner is wired a bit differently. With this said, pls consider this guide to what the Skins should do if they are so intent on landing the junior QB from USC:

1. Don't part with any of this year's picks beyond #13. If you must move up to #4 and trade with Seattle, pls only give up this year's and next year's #1 picks.

2. Give JC his freedom and sanity and trade him immediately for the best pick you can get in this year's draft. I am a JC supporter so obviously I don't want to see him depart. But if Snyder lands Sanchez, do the right thing by #17 and let him escape the soap opera we call the once renowned Washington Redskins! I would hope to get a 2nd round pick from a QB hungry team, but I fear the best you could get is a #3 pick.

3. Use the remaining 4 choices in this draft (remember Skins FO, don't trade away ANY more of this year's picks beyond #13!) to address the holes at SLB, RT, and LDE. VP Player Personnel Scott Campbell and his crew of scouts need to show up and show out next Sunday!

I am a realist and a glass half-full kind of guy at the same time. I am encouraged to read about the accuracy, smarts, and "it" factor of Mark Sanchez. Plus USC is like LA's own pro football team so the kid knows how to deal with the media scrutiny. And he is familiar with throwing to TE Fred Davis!

Sanchez seems more mature than Leinert and more like Cassell and Palmer in his demeanor and approach ... now that's a good thing!

The problem with my guide here (and I admit it freely) is that you throw Sanchez to the wolves as a rookie and expect him to be like Ryan and Flacco. The problem is that you cannot expect him to perform as well as those 2 in his first year starting. Only has had the infamous 16 starts in college ya know.

Snyder's intent to grab Sanchez and my guide probably produces a 5-11 or 6-10 season. The question for Snyder is this - Is he willing for this franchise to start over once again (we do this about every 2-3 years!) and live with the invariably messy 2009 season that will occur?

If our owner answers yes to this question, buckle up fellow Skins fans and enjoy the rough, bumby ride we will endure in 2009 and 2010! This is a boom or bust strategy. But maybe Snyder likes it this way. After 10 years of studying his reign, I definitely think he is a contrarian and goes against the grain with regard to how to build a championship football team.

Posted by: gilk | April 20, 2009 12:03 AM | Report abuse

No News is No News!

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 20, 2009 12:07 AM | Report abuse

No News is No News!

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 20, 2009 12:07 AM | Report abuse

What a curse for Washingtonians that the most ignorant football fan in town is the one who owns the team. What a complete imbecile Daniel Snyder is. Are we sure he willingly dropped out of college or did he flunk out?

Posted by: drischord | April 20, 2009 12:22 AM | Report abuse

The horror.

Posted by: chasgiffen | April 20, 2009 12:25 AM | Report abuse

If we can't get one of the "top 4" OT's, I'm definitely on board with your fantasy draft, edvar, as you know... That would be superb.

You've got my vove too.

Posted by: chasgiffen | April 20, 2009 12:34 AM | Report abuse

You should Google my company to educate yourself that knuckleheads don't own the likes, so I'm OK with your adjectives; they may be meant for the writer: "Fake GM periculum"

Posted by: abxinc | April 19, 2009

I own the Boardwalk to pass through you have to pay me my exorbitant rent in Monopoly money. Go watch "Bolt" or "Hotel for Dogs", better yet go to bed and get ready for school kid

Posted by: periculum | April 20, 2009 2:57 AM | Report abuse


Never underestimate the damage Danny is capable of. By this public courting of Sanchez, he's assured:

1. He'll have to move up to get him if he really wants him.

2. By showing his lust, he'll assure he'll have to overpay to move up, further postponing Oline repair.

3. If he doesn't move up and someone else gets him, the damage continues.

4. Campbell goner, or if kept at a too high price. If he fails, he's gone. If he succeeds, he's been TWICE insulted by Snyder and Co over Cutler and now Sanchez and he'll go.

5. The only way they could keep him is franchise him for a year. That'sa lot of money.

6. If Sanchez is drafted, he'll either be a bust, or get killed by an overage Oline with no depth.

Never forget, it'a a marketing firm, not a football team. The GOOD news is he'll sell a lot fo T-shirts.

Posted by: TheCork | April 20, 2009 2:58 AM | Report abuse

I want to preface this with the statement that I am a fan of Campbell's and I would rather get help in the trenches with the pick.
Having said that, lets look at another possibility that nobody is addressing. If they are really high on Sanchez, then what if they are right about the kid. Kiper has said numerous times that he is better than Stafford and he is currently projected as one of the five best players on the board by Kiper. If Sanchez proves to be a franchise quarterback as a member of the Redskins then nobody will be questioning this move five years from now. After all it is unquestionably the most important position on the team and if you have one of the best then you will contend every year. There is no other position on a football team where the same statement can be made.

Posted by: croftonpost | April 20, 2009 3:04 AM | Report abuse

There have been some point/counter counter exchanges on RI over who was the better RB, Riggins or Portis. For what it is worth, the following is a ranking from "www.pro-football-reference.com/blog/"
of NFL RBs, post season performances included (where Riggins was a beast):

1.Jim Brown
2.Emmitt Smith
3.Barry Sanders
4.Marshall Faulk
5.Walter Payton
6.LaDainian Tomlinson
7.Eric Dickerson
8.Terrell Davis
9.O.J. Simpson
10.Thurman Thomas
11.Priest Holmes
12.Jim Taylor
13.Earl Campbell
14.Curtis Martin
15.Steve Van Buren
16.Edgerrin James
17.Shaun Alexander
18.Tiki Barber
19.Marcus Allen
20.Leroy Kelly
21.Franco Harris
22.John Riggins
23.Lydell Mitchell
24.Chuck Foreman
25.Ottis Anderson
26.Brian Westbrook
27.Clinton Portis

The ranking was derived using various statistical adjustments, not just raw numbers. Also, the caveat from them about how to interpret this ranking:

"In the case of Terrell Davis, for instance, his numbers (and ranking) are really Davis, the Broncos offensive line, the Broncos offensive philosphy, Denver’s coaching and Denver’s players. So a RB can rank highly on this list by being great, having great support, or a combination of the two."

Posted by: AntonChigurh | April 20, 2009 4:02 AM | Report abuse

vinny and dan have lunch with sanchez, so that means we're getting him. great... this is what the organization does best.

Posted by: rachel216 | April 20, 2009 6:27 AM | Report abuse

My thought on Sanchez is the same as it was on Cutler. The more JLC post about it the better I feel it won't go down.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | April 20, 2009 7:03 AM | Report abuse

croftonpost: "Kiper has said numerous times that he [Sanchez] is better than Stafford and he is currently projected as one of the five best players on the board by Kiper. If Sanchez proves to be a franchise quarterback as a member of the Redskins then nobody will be questioning this move five years from now."

Two observations:
1). Kiper doesn't really evaluate players. What he does is go around and talk to people who do -- scouts, etc. He builds a consensus based on a wide survey of professional opinions, and reports it. This method has some validity; consensus opinion of the appropriate group is often more reliable than the opinion of any one expert, no matter how stellar his reputation. In recent years, Kiper has been accused of influencing the consensus through his high profile, and that's likely a fair criticism. So it may be he's less reliable because he's more important than he used to be.

2) Nobody is suggesting that Sanchez is a 'franchise' QB, whatever that may be. He's not being compared to Peyton Manning. He's a good, talented player with applicable experience in a pro-style offense. The teams expect he'll need at least one or two years to develop.

Is he more talented than Campbell? Probably not. Is he a better fit for a Zorn-style offense? Perhaps. Will Zorn be here after this season? Your guess is as good as mine.


Posted by: Samson151 | April 20, 2009 7:28 AM | Report abuse

One other note: I suspect Sanchez is climbing partly because Stafford is slipping a bit. Stafford fits one type of offense fairly well, Sanchez another.

Neither one is a really sure prospect. That's why, even this late in the game, it's quite possible Detroit will take someone else entirely with the first pick, and Sanchez could fall all the way out of the top ten.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 20, 2009 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Neither one is a really sure prospect.
Well, find me someone that is, dammit!

Posted by: daggar | April 20, 2009 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Kiper doesn't really evaluate players. What he does is go around and talk to people who do...

Doesn't that describe what a good NFL GM does, except that he hires and pays for some of the evaluators? This is what I don't get about Cerrato-hate. He's not breaking down film himself, right? And he's not in a position to tell Snyder to sit down and shut up. So is the crux of malfeasance that he doesn't hire good scouts? That he doesn't chat with the right people?

Posted by: daggar | April 20, 2009 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Guys if you hear a gunshot during the draft, don't worry it would just be the Skins Bandwagon blowing a tire due to the FO seemingly purposely driving over nails and broken glass, and there was that spike strip...

DON'T DRAFT SANCHEZ!

Posted by: moosepod | April 20, 2009 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Guys if you hear a gunshot during the draft, don't worry it would just be the Skins Bandwagon blowing a tire due to the FO seemingly purposely driving over nails and broken glass, and there was that spike strip...

DON'T DRAFT SANCHEZ!

Posted by: moosepod | April 20, 2009 8:12 AM | Report abuse

If we draft Snachez, don't worry about the Bandwagon blowing a tire. The skins Go-Kart will be a more appropriate vehicle for those of us mashochistic to endure the Dan and Vinny regin of terror.

Posted by: Buckleycj | April 20, 2009 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone see what Vinny was saying on FOX? Anything important?

Posted by: alex35332 | April 20, 2009 8:25 AM | Report abuse

A general manger told me that he expects Cleveland to trade Brady Quinn this week but he???s not sure what team he will be heading to. The prevailing feeling in the NFL is that the Browns like Mark Sanchez and have spent considerable time getting to know everything they can about him.(National Football Post)

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | April 20, 2009 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Here's why I think Sanchez is climbing.

It's because of our largemouth suckerfish owner.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | April 20, 2009 8:35 AM | Report abuse

We reported last week that Sanchez had a private workout with the Seahawks, but did not officially visit Seattle.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/2009-nfl-draft/updating-skins-interest-in-san.html

Posted by: CindyBoren | April 20, 2009 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Mayock's Top 20:

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d80d41b6d&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

I know a lot of people up here respect Mayock's opinions, and he seems to love Robert Ayers...

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 20, 2009 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Is there any way we could start a grassroots organization, to let Snyder and company know what a laughing stock they are turning this proud franchise into? I for one, if i WERE a season ticket holder (as I was in the lat 90's) would gladly turn my tickets in and never give this team anymore money if they continued to run it into the ground like they are....Im really having a Howard Beale moment, and am getting mad as hell, and not sure i can take it anymore. Grassroots people! Let's take this team back!

Posted by: ATLCherokee | April 20, 2009 8:55 AM | Report abuse

As bad as the Nat's are, at least they know to keep some young talent, and not try to replace it with the shiny new talent. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/17/AR2009041703004.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Posted by: alex35332 | April 20, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

As bad as the Nat's are, at least they know to keep some young talent, and not try to replace it with the shiny new talent. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/17/AR2009041703004.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Posted by: alex35332 | April 20, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. Snyder-
I've been a fan for 28 years. Followed this team every step of the way over that time, and have loved everything Redskins since as long as I can remember. They're a great part of my fall and winter months, and have given me something to look forward to every July when camp opens. Congratulations, Mr. Snyder, your ineptitude at running this franchise and organization has ripped that from me. You're massive misunderstanding of how to fix your own mistakes has made this squad a laughingstock around the league. Not in ownership circles, but in fan circles, which you clearly have never delved into. We don't wear suits down here. We care about W's and L's. And as proven by your complete ignorance of this sport and how to structure an organization, you're concern certainly isn't W's and L's. No offense to Mr. Sanchez, who I am sure is a fine player. But your selection of him, should it happen, would only be another massive blunder on your part. Ill be watching. But as much as I hate to say it, there's something a little gratifying about seeing you fail. Over, and over, and over. Too bad it drags down the fan base you've worked so hard to alienate.

Sincerely-
Redskins Nation.

Posted by: ATLCherokee | April 20, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | April 20, 2009 9:10 AM | Report abuse

I've seen reports that claim there are several (not just the Redskins) organiztions that think Sanchez is a franchise quarterback. I'm not claiming he is or isn't. My point was, what if the Redskins FO is right about the kid. Everyone is assuming they're wrong which is no more valid than assuming they're right.

One more thing for everyone to think about. Although I am a Campbell supporter, he was a Joe Gibbs pick and was a perfect fit for a Joe Gibbs/Don Coryell offense. The current regime may privately believe they need to go in a different direction for the long term good of the club. It's not exactly irrational to get a quarterback that fits the system.

I agree with the previous sentiment concernig Cerratto bashing. His draft record may not be great but it's not horrible either. Honestly, I view Cerratto as a dramatic upgrade on Casserly. If you don't believe me, look it up. If you think Cerratto has made mistakes, WOW, are you in for a surprise when you look up Casserly's record with the Skins. The only first round pick he made that wasn't a bust was Champ Bailey.

Posted by: croftonpost | April 20, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

I've seen reports that claim there are several (not just the Redskins) organiztions that think Sanchez is a franchise quarterback. I'm not claiming he is or isn't. My point was, what if the Redskins FO is right about the kid. Everyone is assuming they're wrong which is no more valid than assuming they're right.

One more thing for everyone to think about. Although I am a Campbell supporter, he was a Joe Gibbs pick and was a perfect fit for a Joe Gibbs/Don Coryell offense. The current regime may privately believe they need to go in a different direction for the long term good of the club. It's not exactly irrational to get a quarterback that fits the system.

I agree with the previous sentiment concernig Cerratto bashing. His draft record may not be great but it's not horrible either. Honestly, I view Cerratto as a dramatic upgrade on Casserly. If you don't believe me, look it up. If you think Cerratto has made mistakes, WOW, are you in for a surprise when you look up Casserly's record with the Skins. The only first round pick he made that wasn't a bust was Champ Bailey.

Posted by: croftonpost | April 20, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

how many times are cerrato/snyder and the redskins going to humiliate and then apology to jason campbell ?....skins went after jay cutler (under-cutting cerrato's own claims that campbell is the starter)....skins held a try out for b. leftwich (claiming byron would be jason's backup??)...and now they are dining with mark sanchez (usc QB , they may try to draft)....how can Jim Zorn look Jason is eye, and still tell Jason Campbell that Jason is the skins LEADER??

Posted by: jorebstock | April 20, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

how many times will cerrato and the redskins going to humiliate and then apology to jason campbell ?...skins went after jay cutler (under-cutting cerrato's own claims that campbell is the starter)...skins held a try out for b. leftwich (claiming byron would be jason's backup??)..and now they are dining with mark sanchez (usc QB , they may try to draft)...how can Jim Zorn look Jason is eye, and still tell Jason Campbell that Jason is the skins LEADER??

Posted by: jorebstock | April 20, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

"Neither one is a really sure prospect.
Well, find me someone that is, dammit!
Posted by: daggar"

Good point -- there aren't many, especially at QB. I mean, Bob Beathard thought Ryan Leaf was a good bet.

But the fellow who posts about QBs being super-risky is right about that part.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 20, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

I think this is a smoke screen. I think they want to force some other teams' hands that were hoping for Sanchez to slide, and maybe that opens things up to pick an offensive lineman. Snyder cannot be that egotistical, right? You know, he's smarting from not being able to pull the Cutler trade and now he is trying to make any kind of shocking move he can to show that the hasn't lost his mojo. If that is the case, it is just very sad for us fans. We deserve better than a spoiled rich kid playing fantasy football with a franchise that has such a rich history. If it's true, I hope Sanchez pulls an Eli Manning and refuses to play for the baby.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 20, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

"Doesn't that describe what a good NFL GM does, except that he hires and pays for some of the evaluators? This is what I don't get about Cerrato-hate. He's not breaking down film himself, right? And he's not in a position to tell Snyder to sit down and shut up. So is the crux of malfeasance that he doesn't hire good scouts? That he doesn't chat with the right people? Posted by: daggar"

Actually, in the case of someone like Vinny, he probably is watching quite a bit of film himself. He's more talent evaluator than anything else. Personnel is his background.

But as to the other question -- no, Vinny doesn't talk to everybody. When he started out, Kiper had a much better chance of getting a true consensus than the GM of any one team. Of course, he often didn't know how to interpret the data he collected, which is what Bill Polian pointed out one year.

Teams devote a great deal of time to keeping their evals of players away from other teams. If the media is carefully neutral and selectively distributes incentives to scouts (read: bribes), they can get a more accurate reading of a league consensus on a player, assuming there is one.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 20, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

If the Skins waste even the 13th pick on a QB this year given the number of talented OT's available, it shows how off they are in their thinking. Right tackle has been a huge problem for two seasons with no solution in sight. Samuels is aging and he's coming off another major surgery this offseason. We probably should be using both our No. 1 and No. 3 on O-Lineman which are the foundation of a good offense.

Starting with a rookie QB like Sanchez who is totally unproven sets the franchise into a rebuilding mode with our key skill position players on offense like Portis, Moss, and Cooley all having essentially 3-4 good years ahead of them. Until Snyder sees rock bottom (i.e 3-13 or 4-12), he'll continue to make boneheaded moves like he's contemplating for Sanchez.

Posted by: wizfan89 | April 20, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

With all this talk about trading up in the draft for Sanchez I think I'm going to vomit. Dan, this question is for you. Why don't we just give Campbell a year IN A STABLE COACHING ENVIRONMENT before you lodge a butcher knife into his spine? Or better yet. Why don't you just sell the team to someone who knows something about football. You and Vinny are destroying us! And your breakin the bank while your at it! How do you expect a team to win when you change QB's and coaches every other year? If you take a look around the league you'll see that the Steelers, Patriots, and Colts all have something in common. THEY HAVE A STABLE COACHING STAFF IN PLACE FOR MORE THAN A YEAR OR TWO. I feel sorry for Campbell and crap he has to deal with. Cutler......Sanchez....it doesn't matter as long as we have an old crusty O-Line and a worthless front office.

Posted by: Hans7 | April 20, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Mark Sanchez is a very good quarterback but I have reservations about him only because Daniel Snyder likes him. Snyder has bad judgment when it comes to evaluating talent.
I don't trust Cerrato's judgment either. I wonder if Jim Zorn is high on Sanchez.

Posted by: lorrainej6 | April 20, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

If we are going to trade for sanchez, lets just go ahead and trade the next 10 year first round picks and get a new offensive line.....c'mon this is a joke.

Posted by: Redskins001 | April 20, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Hans7, you are giving Snyder WAYYYYYY to much credit. I'm going to make the statement, as long as that idiot owns this team, they won't ever win a Super Bowl. A damn shame if you ask me.

Posted by: ATLCherokee | April 20, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

So, Casserly even said in his CBS interview that the Skins are going to deal with KC for the 3rd. If so, what does Danny have to give up? He couldnt get a 2nd for Campbell during the Cutler mess so, other than the 13th pick and Campbell whats the package? KC needs defense (run stopper). Skins really have no one that fits that bill. Rogers maybe.. but he wouldnt be classified as a run stopper.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 20, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

So this is what its come to....this is breaking insider news.....UGH!

Posted by: erleach | April 20, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Here's the next poll question -

Which is the stupider move?

A. The move that Danny is about to make to get Sanchez

B. Ditka trading away the whole draft to grab Ricky Williams

Posted by: p1funk | April 19, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

That's like saying who's hotter, Bo Derek in her prime or Heidi Klum in hers? They were both so ridiculously off the charts in their beuaty (or stupidity, in the trades) that it's not really worth even debating. Let's just hope it doesn't even become a vaild comparison.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | April 20, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Hello to my Redskins family!!

This is all crazy to me. Why are our Redskins constantly in every single discussion for every single player (FA or draft)? It's like we're the nucleus of the NFL. I don't get it. I ao watching Stafford and Sanchez on NFL network right now. Quite frankly, I don't think either of any of the QB's in this draft are going to amount to much. The talking heads are going on like this is the draft class of 1983. Sorry, but it's not. Bringing Sanchez on board, will do a couple of things....piss off Campbell, piss off Brennan, and piss off most of the most loyal fans. I wish there was recourse for us to force Synder to listen to our voices. The Cooke family has been dishonored. Vinny is useless...and to top it off, Portis has seen his best days. However, what makes the team great? Me. You. All of us. We keep the faith. Redskins fans are the best, craziest, nicest, meanest, happiest, faithful, logical, emotional and most well-adjusted fans on the planet earth. Keep faith my friends. We shall rise again.

Screw the cowboys.

Hail to the Redskins!

Posted by: httr20081 | April 20, 2009 6:54 PM | Report abuse

So the Snyderrato drafts Sanchez this year, the o-line still stinks, Jason Campbell suffers from limited protection, the team flounders, and Zorn feels the heat to get Sanchez in the game. JC suffers, Sanchez under the lousy o-line suffers, the team finishes 6-10, and SNYDER STILL MAKES MONEY.
I've never felt so adamant about one person succeeding in spite of those around him.
If Snyderrato drafts Sanchez, I shall renounce the tethers of allegiance I have for this franchise, cherish the Joe Gibbs-Bobby Bethard & Jack Kent Cooke and even the E Bennett Williams & George Allen days, and become an impartial admirer of great TEAMS, always cheering them on to victory.
When the Redskins play Pittsburgh, New York, Philly, Indy, etc., I want the best TEAM to win, and right now that team is not the Snyderrato (not Washington) Redskins. The city of Washington doesn't deserve to be related to this disaster.

Posted by: pdfordiii | April 20, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I feel like I'm taking Crazy Pills!

Posted by: LeftwithNochoice | April 21, 2009 5:31 AM | Report abuse

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