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Redskins Insider: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

A Wise Guy...and a Guy Named Wise

Because of technical difficulties last week, we were unable to share the premiere episode of "The Jasons Jason and Mike Show" on Comcast SportsNet's "SportsNite." This year, Jason Reid welcomes Mike Wise to help him preview the Redskins' games. Without further ado, Week 2 against the Rams:...

By Cindy Boren  |  September 19, 2009; 8:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Blache's Surprising Take on Haynesworth

During his weekly group interview session Thursday, defensive coordinator Greg Blache dismissed questions about defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth's overall impact on the defense. Blache said Haynesworth played well in the Week 1 loss to the New York Giants, and acknowledged the Pro Bowler is a "very, very, good player," but...

By Jason Reid  |  September 19, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Smoot's Status Now Questionable

Nickel cornerback Fred Smoot, who has a rib injury, was downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field, a Redskins spokesman said today. Smoot was listed as probable Friday on the injury report. If Smoot is sidelined, second-year cornerback Justin Tryon probably would move...

By Jason Reid  |  September 19, 2009; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Special Teams Saturday, with Alexander

We're back with another installment of Special Teams Saturday with Lorenzo Alexander. Actually, this is our first Saturday installment. We had planned to do this on Fridays throughout the season and did so last week. But with so much news to cover this Friday -- the media's final day of...

By Jason Reid  |  September 19, 2009; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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This Week's Challenge: Stopping Jackson

The Redskins limited the New York Giants to 3.3-yard average on 31 rushes in Week 1. Power back Brandon Jacobs had only a 2.9-yard average on 16 rushes. Up next, the St. Louis Rams and big back Steven Jackson. In the Rams' 28-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Jackson had...

By Jason Reid  |  September 19, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Redskins Will Go Long -- if That's Smart Move

Top wide receiver Santana Moss had two receptions for six yards during Week 1 against the New York Giants. No. 2 wideout Malcom Kelly had one reception for six yards in his first career start. Obviously, the Redskins want more production from their starting receivers, and I expect Coach Jim...

By Jason Reid  |  September 19, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Montgomery Listed as Questionable

Defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery (knee) was listed as questionable for Sunday's FedEx Field opener against the St. Louis Rams after sitting out practice again. "I think he may be ready to go," Coach Jim Zorn said. "But he just has a little roughness on his knee." Montgomery, who was not...

By Jason Reid  |  September 18, 2009; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
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Moss, Webster Fined $5,000 Apiece

Remember the Week 1 altercation between wide receiver Santana Moss and New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster? Well, Moss and Webster each were fined $5,000 for their conduct, a league source texted today. Specifically, the fines were the result of "unnecessary roughness - striking [an] opponent in the head area."...

By Jason Reid  |  September 18, 2009; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Snake Terrorizes Spineless Redskins

After practice, defensive end/strong-side linebacker Chris Wilson noticed a small snake in the locker room near wide receiver Malcolm Kelly's dressing stall. Everyone thought Wilson was kidding, until Kelly noticed a little, thin snake slithering along the baseboard. "Somebody do something!" Wilson shouted. Right tackle Stephon Heyer rushed to the...

By Jason Reid  |  September 18, 2009; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
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Brennan Surgery Successful

Quarterback Colt Brennan underwent successful surgery this week in Colorado to repair a torn left labrum in his hip and is expected to be back in the area today. Redskins Coach Jim Zorn said Brennan, who was placed on injured reserves two weeks ago, likely will be in attendance at...

By Rick Maese  |  September 18, 2009; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Blache Says DBs Can Play Closer

One of the big topics of discussion after Week 1 was the play of the secondary against the New York Giants and, specifically, whether the Redskins' cornerbacks provided too much of a cushion on some plays. Coach Jim Zorn thought so and said he would prefer defensive backs to play...

By Jason Reid  |  September 18, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (275)
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Moss Wants to Be a Target Often -- and Early

Last year, when the Redskins were upset by the winless St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field, Santana Moss, the team's top wide receiver, caught two passes for 22 yards. In fact, dating to the beginning of last season, Moss caught fewer than 60 yards worth of passes nine times. The...

By Barry Svrluga  |  September 18, 2009; 6:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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NFL's Speed Catches Up to Orakpo

Although rookie defensive end/strong-side linebacker Brian Orakpo impressed in the preseason, he was not prepared for the speed of play in an NFL season opener, defensive coordinator Greg Blache said. "He had no issues in coverage. His coverage wasn't the issue," Blache said. "The thing that happened to Brian, and...

By Jason Reid  |  September 17, 2009; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
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Samuels, Montgomery Limited in Practice

Redskins left tackle Chris Samuels and defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery did not participate in practice because of knee situations, Coach Jim Zorn said. Samuels, who underwent knee surgery in the offseason, experienced knee problems in the preseason. The team has said it would have to manage Samuels's knee throughout the...

By Jason Reid  |  September 17, 2009; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Fletcher on Haynesworth's Game (Updated)

I texted Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth the other day to find out why he has declined numerous interview requests this week. His response: "I will let my play speak for itself. ... That's just the way I feel right now." Will, his play apparently spoke loudly against the...

By Jason Reid  |  September 17, 2009; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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Randle El Remains a Force

Before the opener against the New York Giants, coaches and players told me they believed that Antwaan Randle El could lead the team in receptions in his new role as a slot receiver. They figured Randle El would win many battles while often matched up against linebackers and, well, Randle...

By Jason Reid  |  September 17, 2009; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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Redskins Know Home-Game Wins Are a Must

From talking with people in the organization the last couple of days, the Redskins really need to win their FedEx Field opener Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. It's one thing to lose to the formidable New York Giants on the road to open the season, but losing to the...

By Jason Reid  |  September 17, 2009; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Predict the Rams-Redskins Outcome

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By Cindy Boren  |  September 17, 2009; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
 
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Zorn: 'Bar Is Set Very High'

The New York Giants went 12-4 last season, won the NFC East and are widely considered to be one of the league's top two or three teams this season. I know the Redskins did not play well in their 23-17 loss in Week 1 at Giants Stadium, but the despair...

By Jason Reid  |  September 17, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (132)
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Why Zorn Prefers to Limit the Shotgun

After a Week 1 loss to the New York Giants last season, quarterback Jason Campbell said he was more comfortable working in the shotgun. Coach Jim Zorn permitted Campbell to operate out of the formation probably more than Zorn preferred because the shotgun eliminates many options on offense. "I think...

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2009; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
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Redskins Rock (and Rap) During Practice

For the first time, the Redskins played loud music during practice at Redskins Park. I'm not talking about crowd noise blasted on speakers to simulate a hostile environment on the road. I'm talking about a little Jay-Z and Metallica. About a year ago, Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley requested...

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2009; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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A Reassured Sellers Happy with New Deal

Fullback Mike Sellers, who signed a contract extension this week, finally feels appreciated, he said after practice at Redskins Park. "I felt it was time," said Sellers, who did not report to offseason workouts in protest of his previous contract. "For years, I sat around and watched everybody else around...

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2009; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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No. 1 Thing for Defense Is Third Down

During the preseason, defensive coordinator Greg Blache expressed frustration about opponents' third-down efficiency against the first-team defense. You have to get off the field on third down, the saying goes, to be a good team defensively and Blache buys into that in a big way. So it was no surprise...

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Sellers Signed to New Contract

Fullback Mike Sellers signed a new contract Monday, a league source confirmed today. Sellers's new contract, first reported by the NFL Network, runs through 2014. He received a $600,000 signing bonus and is due a $400,000 option bonus in 2010....

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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The Long and Short of the End-Around

Some media members and fans have questioned Coach Jim Zorn's decision to call an end-around option pass for Antwaan Randle El on the second play of the season opener against the Giants. On the Redskins' first play from scrimmage, running back Clinton Portis gained 34 yards on a rush behind...

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2009; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Redskins Podcast: The Home Opener

Because you really can't have enough Redskins information in your life, we've added a weekly podcast -- rhymes with odd cast -- to the mix. This week's, recorded Tuesday, takes a quick look back at the season opener and applies the knowledge gleaned from that to the Week 2 home...

By Cindy Boren  |  September 16, 2009; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (223)
 
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Expect Corners to Get Closer to Receivers

While watching the season opener from the press box last week, I was struck by the cushion the Redskins' cornerbacks gave the Giants' wide receivers. The press box at Giants Stadium is high above the field, providing an excellent vantage point to view things with binoculars. DeAngelo Hall, Fred Smoot...

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2009; 6:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
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Redskins Add Tackle to Practice Squad

The Redskins have signed tackle William Robinson to their practice squad, cutting wide receiver Onrea Jones to make room for him....

By Jason Reid  |  September 15, 2009; 6:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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What I Think ... About the Randle El Option Call

Here's what happened: On the Redskins' first play from scrimmage in the opener, running back Clinton Portis gained 34 yards on a rush behind left tackle Chris Samuels and left guard Derrick Dockery. The play occurred after the Giants consumed more than 7 minutes on the game's first possession and...

By Jason Reid  |  September 15, 2009; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (440)
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Campbell Takes the Long View

From the reaction on the Internet and sports-talk radio, it seems many Redskins fans are ready to give up on the season after a Week 1 loss to the New York Giants. But quarterback Jason Campbell still plans to play in the remaining 15 regular-season games. "I understand people being...

By Jason Reid  |  September 15, 2009; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (255)
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It Can Get Late Awfully Early

With that Giants game behind them, the Redskins can now do some serious lip-smacking over the next three games: St. Louis, at Detroit, and Tampa Bay. ... Or can they? Although it's early in the season, it may already be must-win time, according to Tracee Hamilton. Coach Jim Zorn likes...

By Cindy Boren  |  September 15, 2009; 6:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
 
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Haynesworth and the Fatigue Factor

Driving home from Redskins Park on Monday afternoon, I listened to a bit of the Lavar Arrington Show on WJFK-FM, and the former Redskins linebacker tossed out an interesting theory. He began by, I suppose, summarizing some of the Redskins' preseason talking points: "'We're taking care of guys, we're taking...

By Rick Maese  |  September 15, 2009; 6:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
 
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Maximizing the Haynesworth Effect

After Albert Haynesworth's introductory news conference in February, Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, continued to answer reporters' questions for a while. The Redskins had just made the Pro Bowler the highest-paid defensive player in league history, and someone asked Cerrato if he was concerned that Haynesworth...

By Jason Reid  |  September 14, 2009; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (408)
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The Go-To Guy Turns Out to Be ARE

After all the preseason talk about the young receivers and the important spark they might add to the offense, it was 30-year-old receiver Antwaan Randle El who had the biggest impact in Sunday's season-opening loss. Supplanted by Malcolm Kelly as the team's starting flanker, Sunday marked the first game Randle...

By Rick Maese  |  September 14, 2009; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
 
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A Dubious Feat for Fletcher

Nobody in the NFL was in on more tackles Sunday than Redskins middle linebacker London Fletcher, who was credited with 18 -- 11 of them solo. Fletcher, though, doesn't necessarily believe that's a great stat. "When you get up to that many tackles, it's kind of like a bittersweet-type of...

By Barry Svrluga  |  September 14, 2009; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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Redskins Have Some Cap Wiggle Room

Let's take just a moment or two away from our discussion of the season opener to look at the Redskins' salary cap situation. I spoke Saturday with a longtime league official who studies the numbers and he told me the Redskins are $5 million under the $127 million salary cap....

By Jason Reid  |  September 14, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (402)
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Monday Morning Reading List

The view on the Redskins' season-opening loss from Washington Post columnists ... Mike Wise focused on Jim Zorn's decision-making in yesterday's loss to the Giants: Trickery certainly didn't work Sunday in this eyesore. I love the "Inspector Gadget" in Zorn, but until the very end of a miserable first half,...

By Cindy Boren  |  September 14, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
 
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Moss vs. Webster Dustup Ends Quickly

Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss got into a skirmish with New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster early in the second quarter of the Redskins' 23-17 loss, tussling with the defensive back and exchanging several blows to the face. Moss' helmet was knocked off during the fight, which began when...

By Paul Tenorio and Dan Steinberg  |  September 13, 2009; 10:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
 
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Fake FG Is the Spark Redskins Needed

The Redskins were being beaten pretty badly on both sides of the ball, and in the waning moments of the first half, Coach Jim Zorn reached deep into his playbook to put his team back in the game. Trailing 17-0, Jason Campbell marched the Redskins down the field 77 yards...

By Rick Maese  |  September 13, 2009; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
 
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Campbell-to-Cooley Is Only Offensive TD

Tight end Chris Cooley scored the Redskins' only offensive touchdown on a 17-yard pass from Jason Campbell with 90 seconds remaining in the game. Though the play did little more than change the final score, it is somewhat significant because Cooley scored only one touchdown a year ago, and that...

By Barry Svrluga  |  September 13, 2009; 9:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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Tell Us About It

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By Cindy Boren  |  September 13, 2009; 7:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (243)
 
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A Rough Start to a New Season

This so-called make-or-break season for Coach Jim Zorn and quarterback Jason Campbell got started with a 23-17 loss at the New York Giants. Struggling to find a rhythm on offense until the game's waning minutes, coaches will likely spot a lot of areas for improvement when they gather to review...

By Rick Maese  |  September 13, 2009; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
 
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Redskins Cut Giants' Lead to 7

After some worrisome play by the defense in the first half, the Redskins could take something away from the third quarter when the unit they hoped would provide more big plays set up a score. LaRon Landry made a diving deflection on an Eli Manning pass with about three minutes...

By Paul Tenorio  |  September 13, 2009; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (211)
 
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Hunter the Punter Is Redskins' Top Scorer

A fake field goal-turned-touchdown in the final minute of the half not only salvaged some respect for the Redskins but also sent them into the locker room with a tiny bit of momentum at their back, despite a 17-7 deficit. Bet you never thought punter Hunter Smith would be the...

By Rick Maese  |  September 13, 2009; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (226)
 
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Your Turn to Weigh In

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By Cindy Boren  |  September 13, 2009; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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Redskins Trail by 3 after 1

The Redskins opened the season on defense, and last year's fourth-ranked unit bent but didn't break in its first regular-season action. Eli Manning drove the Giants all the way to the Redskins' 11-yard line, with the biggest plays a 25-yard completion to Mario Manningham on third-and-77 and an 11-yard pass...

By Paul Tenorio  |  September 13, 2009; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (317)
 
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Portis Puts on New Shoes

(Image via Comcast SportsNet) Clinton Portis has new shoes. Dan Steinberg has the story at DC Sportsbog. Go there....

By Cindy Boren  |  September 13, 2009; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
 
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Redskins' Inactives

The following players are inactive for the Redskins: Marcus Mason, Kevin Barnes, Edwin Williams, Robert Henson, Chad Rinehart, D'Anthony Batiste, Anthony Montgomery, and Renaldo Wynn,...

By Jason Reid  |  September 13, 2009; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
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An Upset Wouldn't Be Such an Upset

A buddy of mine from college is a huge Redskins fan. He's one of these guys who is an expert on everything, which is funny because he's usually wrong about most things. The other day, we were talking about today's Redskins-Giants game. He's sure the Giants will win easily because...

By Jason Reid  |  September 13, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
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A Gameday Look at Power Blocking, Matchups

The Giants have an offensive line that has had the luxury of playing together as a group over multiple seasons. Doug Farrar of Football Outsiders takes a look at how the linemen work together in a new interactive graphic that'll be a weekly feature....

By Cindy Boren  |  September 13, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Expect to See Rogers Start, Jarmon on Active List

Just got a text from a source who had a few interesting tidbits about the Redskins' plans for the team's active roster against the Giants. First, the most important news: cornerback Carlos Rogers will start, according to the source. Although everyone was saying late in the week that Rogers had...

By Jason Reid  |  September 13, 2009; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Zorn's Pivotal Season Starts Today

Jim Zorn would read that headline, if he did such things, and say that every NFL season is pivotal. If there's special pressure on him this season, he tells Barry Svrluga he isn't feeling it. "In this league, you always have to win," Zorn told a staff member, Svrluga writes....

By Cindy Boren  |  September 13, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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The Sunday Morning Reading List

Well, finally, the games that mean something are here. There's plenty of reading material to keep you occupied until the 1 p.m. games warm you up for the 4:15 event. Sure, you can revisit the USC-OSU game. Or digest Serena Williams's meltdown. Or, you could read about the NFL's planned...

By Cindy Boren  |  September 13, 2009; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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