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Andre Carter says he's "really comfortable" with 3-4 defense

Because we spent so much time discussing Andre Carter's place with the team after the conversion to a 3-4 defense, it's worth following up and sharing his feelings now that the Redskins have gone through a pair of minicamps and three offseason practices.

Carter's still recovering from surgery he had in January to repair a torn biceps, but he's been present at Redskins Park, sitting in position meetings, talking with coaches and participating in walk-throughs.

Carter has said he felt he was playing out of position as a linebacker in San Francisco's 3-4 defense, so how does he feel about playing linebacker in Washington now that he understands the scheme better? 

"I'm really comfortable. I really am," he said. He added of defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and linebackers coach Lou Spanos: "just the level of communciation they have with us has been amazing. I'm happy to be here, I'm happy to be a part of something great."

So what's different? Carter has said he feels defensive end is his natural position, he's coming off a strong year at end and has said he didn't feel comfortable dropping back in coverage during his previous stint as a linebacker.

He thinks his role and responsibilities will be different playing linebacker in Haslett's scheme.

"I felt in San Fran, it felt like a lot of reading, things of that nature," Carter said. "Especially when it came to cover-two type of defense in '05 -- you had to jam the receiver, then you had to get in certain position between the two hashes so when that ball was thrown, you had to kind be in the way of the receiver.

"This scheme, there's no comparison. Sometimes you line up against the tight end and attack, sometimes outside, kind of doing a wide rush, force the ball back inside, force the ball outside. It's just very great. You don't have to do much thinking."

Carter says his recovery is going as scheduled and he's gradually intensifying his workload on his route back to 100 percent health. When he's ready to fully participate in practices, he expects to be playing a linebacker position unlike the one he was forced into with the 49ers.

"What I like about this scheme is you don't know who's coming," he said. "Three linemen, four guys rushing, maybe five guys rushing. It's just a whole lot of disguises."

By Rick Maese  |  May 21, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  3-4 defense , offseason workouts  
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Comments

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Posted by: iH8dallas | May 21, 2010 6:09 AM | Report abuse

HOW THE F*CK ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH 3-4 AND YOU ONLY DID WALK THREWS YOU MORON YOU DONT KNOW HOW IT FEELS UNLESS U HAVE THE PADS ON. U PRICK

Posted by: bsilvanus | May 21, 2010 6:30 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: bazemore13 | May 21, 2010 6:34 AM | Report abuse

Wow bsilvanus...kinda early in the morning to already be this pissed, isn't it? I'm pretty skeptical about Carter fitting into this 3-4 defense too, but damn...

Still think he could be traded though, especially if someone running a 4-3 suffers an injury at DE. I think Carter could really help Tampa or Carolina...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 21, 2010 6:51 AM | Report abuse

Better an Andre Carter with an open attitude than an Haynesworth who's deadset against playing in anything but 4-3.

Posted by: tundey | May 21, 2010 7:15 AM | Report abuse

Yea maybe you are right

Posted by: bsilvanus | May 21, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

mack1,

RE: .pdf


Much appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 7:44 AM | Report abuse

"This scheme, there's no comparison. Sometimes you line up against the tight end and attack, sometimes outside, kind of doing a wide rush, force the ball back inside, force the ball outside. It's just very great. You don't have to do much thinking." - Andre Carter
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It doesn't sound like he's going to be dropping back into coverage very often, which was the knock against him in San Fran when he played LB. I'm thinking Haslett's 3-4 is going to be more like the old Buddy Ryan 5-2 than what the Steelers run. He'll have some guys like Jarmin, Carter, and Alexander that he calls linebackers but they will almost never drop into coverage and will effectively be extra defensive linemen. It puts a lot more of the pass coverage responsibility on the secondary.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 21, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

Hmm..

Less thinking, more play-making.


I'm widdit.

People don't understand the more thinking you do on the field the more it takes away from your natural instincts -- without it you can't make plays on the field and at times can look pretty awful. [See: Landry, Laron]

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Hmm..

Less thinking, more play-making.

I'm widdit.

People don't understand the more thinking you do on the field the more it takes away from your natural instincts -- without it you can't make plays on the field and at times can look pretty awful. [See: Landry, Laron]

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 8:06 AM
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I agree. I think when Williams had the off year with the defense, players complained that he had made it too complicated. Seems to me that was knock against Nolan when he was d-coordinator.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 21, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

Another Redskins player could be caught up in Galea case
Posted by Mike Florio on May 21, 2010 7:04 AM ET
The developments have been coming quickly in the case of Dr. Anthony Galea, who reportedly had Redskins receiver Santana Moss on his list of hGH-receiving patients.

According to Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan in D.C., another Redskins player could be caught up in the case.

Per Russell, the legal documents refer to an "Athlete T" who received treatment from Galea in the Washington area on September 3, 2009.

That night, the Redskins were playing their final preseason game against the Jaguars. In Jacksonville.

Thus, any Redskins player who was in Jacksonville for the game wouldn't have been receiving treatment from Dr. Galea in D.C. But any Redskins player who didn't make the trip would be a potential recipient of Dr. Galea's services -- and possibly a recipient of hGH.

That said, it's not yet known that the Washington-area patient was a member of the Redskins.

Still, why do we have a feeling that this thing is going to get bigger and uglier before it ever begins to fade away?

Posted by: Pepper5 | May 21, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Washington Redskins @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Thursday, September 3, 7:30PM

Jacksonville Muncipal Stadium
(Didn't get the memo it's no longer Altell Stadium)

Weather: It's Florida...Perfect...High 70s

Not expected to play: LondonFletcher, Carlos Rogers, Albert Haynesworth, Clinton Portis, Randy Thomas

Posted by: Pepper5 | May 21, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Did you read that thing Red?

Posted by: mack1 | May 21, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

pepper, if it was a 'Skins player, according to Hogs Haven these are the guys who weren't expected to play that night:

Not expected to play: London Fletcher, Carlos Rogers, Albert Haynesworth, Clinton Portis, Randy Thomas


Really don't know who to suspect from that list... Randy Thomas???

Then again it may not be anyone from the 'Skins at all, and PFT is just doing their usual thing...

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

I thought I heard yesterday on 106.7 that the leak of the next HGH user will completely dwarf Moss. I.e. he's a much more famous player. That could only be Portis, right?

Posted by: Salinas1 | May 21, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

or Haynesworth

Posted by: Salinas1 | May 21, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Naw, not yet mack. Didn't see your post from last night until this morning, and for some crazy reason nfl.com is on the firewalled list at my job. I'll look over it later though.

Is it a lot to go through?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

I thought I heard yesterday on 106.7 that the leak of the next HGH user will completely dwarf Moss. I.e. he's a much more famous player. That could only be Portis, right?

Posted by: Salinas1

They wouldn't know, they're just speculating. Trust, if they knew they would've dropped the name. It may not be anyone from the Redskins at all.

I think they're thinking that as the names start to come out the more prominent the players will be.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Boy did I call this one...ESPN already speculating "TO to the Skins" in light of the Moss debacle.

That network is so transparent, it's pathetic...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 21, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

They wouldn't know, they're just speculating. Trust, if they knew they would've dropped the name. It may not be anyone from the Redskins at all.

I think they're thinking that as the names start to come out the more prominent the players will be.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

That's what I was thinking, but Lavar said Bill Roland knew it was Moss before it became official, so unless he was just straight-up lying, I would think he knows the identify of the next guy. But whatever.

Posted by: Salinas1 | May 21, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Randy was totally broken down last year so that would make sense.

Posted by: Pepper5 | May 21, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Not expected to play: LondonFletcher, Carlos Rogers, Albert Haynesworth, Clinton Portis, Randy Thomas

Posted by: Pepper5 | May 21, 2010 8:46 AM |

When this situation w/ this doctor first went down, I heard Kelli Johnson say on Comcast that three Redskins could potentially be linked to that doctor; two active, one retired. It really wouldn't be surprising to find out that others have used this treatment program on the team.

Posted by: TWISI | May 21, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

That's what I was thinking, but Lavar said Bill Roland knew it was Moss before it became official, so unless he was just straight-up lying, I would think he knows the identify of the next guy. But whatever.

Posted by: Salinas1


Interesting.

I'm at a loss though. If they know who they are, then why not just say it? They need to cut the suspense crap and just get it over with.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

if the next name will "dwarf" moss, then maybe it's brady. it's my understanding the other redskins player is retired, so they can suspend him all year, (no - for life!) for all i care.

were there 2 or 3 redskins involved?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 21, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Interesting.

I'm at a loss though. If they know who they are, then why not just say it? They need to cut the suspense crap and just get it over with.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I'm with you. Guess they're just scared of being wrong.

Posted by: Salinas1 | May 21, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

If it was Randy Thomas, me personally, I couldn't care less simply because he's not here anymore.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Boy did I call this one...ESPN already speculating "TO to the Skins" in light of the Moss debacle.

That network is so transparent, it's pathetic...

Posted by: brownwood26

I'll bet this speculation is getting pushed out by Drew Rosenhaus, who just so happens to be Moss' agent.

Posted by: Predator48 | May 21, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

agreed red, on RT....nothing you can do now...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 21, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Naw, not yet mack. Didn't see your post from last night until this morning, and for some crazy reason nfl.com is on the firewalled list at my job. I'll look over it later though.

Is it a lot to go through?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 8:54 AM

It looks like it's the whole agreement. I skimmed through it but it was overwhelming. If Pfunk can't find anyone to argue with today maybe he can read it over and give us an opinion.

Posted by: mack1 | May 21, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

By the way, I wanted tp apologize to Mike Sellers for throwing his name out there in one of these speculative Dr. Galea posts.

Hopefully he gets through the entire season without committing an unsportsmanlike conduct foul -- and then I'll owe him one.

Posted by: Pepper5 | May 21, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

HOW THE F*CK ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH 3-4 AND YOU ONLY DID WALK THREWS YOU MORON YOU DONT KNOW HOW IT FEELS UNLESS U HAVE THE PADS ON. U PRICK

Posted by: bsilvanus | May 21, 2010 6:30 AM | Report abuse

lol, "WALK THREWS"

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | May 21, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

It looks like it's the whole agreement. I skimmed through it but it was overwhelming. If Pfunk can't find anyone to argue with today maybe he can read it over and give us an opinion.

Posted by: mack1 | May 21, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Hmmmm, let me check my docket today:

1) argue with Red over John Wall/Evan Turner
2) argue with brownwood over AH


1) Red, you are a freaking moron for wanting the Wiz to pick Evan Turner. Go find another city to live in.

2) Brownie, you are a freaking moron for thinking the Skins should ship away AH just because he won't run laps for the caoches in the offseason. Get a grip.


OK...the docket is clear, mack. What agreement are we talking about?

Posted by: p1funk | May 21, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Not expected to play: LondonFletcher, Carlos Rogers, Albert Haynesworth, Clinton Portis, Randy Thomas

Posted by: Pepper5 | May 21, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse


Why not Carlos Rogers?

He had to have that ACL/MCL surgery, and it's not like he's been blowing people away with his play.

He keeps harping about wanting more money and being paid like a #1.

Maybe he's felt pressure to perform for that big contract, but has had some concerns about the knee that he's not vocalized but has been dealing with privately with the good Doc??

Posted by: p1funk | May 21, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Guys, the next big name elsewhere IS Brady.

As for the Skins, not sure who the 2nd one is.

As for this guy,

Posted by: bsilvanus | May 21, 2010 6:30 AM

he's been ITA since he showed up.

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 21, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

"Why not Carlos Rogers?

Posted by: p1funk | May 21, 2010 9:34 AM"

Wasn't it October of '07 that Rogers blew out his knee against the Patriots? Could be him...

The only reason I'd suspect Portis more is because of the rumor that the next "name" would put Moss to shame. Only two players that could possibly do that within the timeframe are Samuels and Portis. And Portis is close with Moss, making it easy to see that he'd take Moss' advice when it comes to keeping yourself healthy.

Posted by: psps23 | May 21, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

So the New England Pats released Shawn Springs yesterday. They're expected to re-sign him at some point. Would it be worth it for the Skins to express interest?

The numbers say no, at least at CB. It's not just age (35). He really fell off in NE.

If you look at the basic numbers - 8 starts, 40 tackles, 1 INT, 4 passes defensed -- he seems about where he was his last season in Washington. But one layer deeper, he was much worse. His yards per pass play, a respectable 7.0 (20th in the league) in DC, dropped to 10.0 -- or #82. Against the run, he gave up a mediocre 7.0 per play, vs 5.9 yards his last season in Washington. Not a huge drop, but noticeable when combined with the pass figures. He was comparatively healthy (always an issue with Shawn), but he still missed 4 games entirely.

So Washington appears to have been right to let him go, even if Belichick decides to bring him back. At this point in his career, he's a relief player, and not a terribly effective one.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 21, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Rypien11,
"ITA" = "i totally agree"? i've seen that abbreviation here a few times, but "i totally agree" doesn't seem to make sense... does it have another meaning?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 21, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Guys, the next big name elsewhere IS Brady.


Posted by: bsilvanus | May 21, 2010 6:30 AM


I hope so.

First, the Lebron Lebreak-down in the playoffs.

Then, the already outed serial-cheating golden boy gets busted for PEDs.

That would make my day and satisfy all the hater-cravings in me.

Posted by: p1funk | May 21, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Walter - Ignore the a$$hat.

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 21, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

samson he failed a physical with the pats..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 21, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

I still don't understand the difference between cortizone shots and PED's. Doesn't a cortizine shot enhance your ability to perform on the field due to an injury by taking the pain out of it.

Posted by: skynz71 | May 21, 2010 7:33 AM

Yes.

And it also deteriates (sp?) and weakens the bone that it is being shot into.

I know from experince. I had two cortozone shots back in my Al Bundy Days.....DGreen28 was right...that injection is painful....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 21, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Why not Carlos Rogers?

He had to have that ACL/MCL surgery, and it's not like he's been blowing people away with his play.

He keeps harping about wanting more money and being paid like a #1.

Maybe he's felt pressure to perform for that big contract, but has had some concerns about the knee that he's not vocalized but has been dealing with privately with the good Doc??

Posted by: p1funk | May 21, 2010 9:34 AM

[carefully opens can of worms]
He did have a very speedy recovery from that knee...he may go back a few years with the doc as well.

Posted by: stevek20147 | May 21, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

He was comparatively healthy (always an issue with Shawn), but he still missed 4 games entirely.

So Washington appears to have been right to let him go, even if Belichick decides to bring him back. At this point in his career, he's a relief player, and not a terribly effective one.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 21, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse


No thank you.

We're quite familiar with the Shawn Springs act.

Anyways, he was always a Grilliams guy. If anything maybe New Orleans brings him in for a little visit.

Posted by: p1funk | May 21, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Rypien11,
aaaahhhh.... THAT makes sense.

so, have you read/heard whether it's 2 or 3 redskins "involved" w/this doctor?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 21, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

1) Red, you are a freaking moron for wanting the Wiz to pick Evan Turner. Go find another city to live in.


OK...the docket is clear, mack. What agreement are we talking about?


Posted by: p1funk

dang, yo..... seriously tho, on the Wall/Turner debate I'm 50/50. The more I read about John Wall the more I'm becoming a fan. Wizards BETTER act like they know and take one of the two.

As far as the agreement, I'm trying to figure out what happens with traded draft picks, either straight up or involving players in the event a CBA is not reached.

I've been hearing that traded draft picks that were made prior to the owners/NFLPA meeting and them not agreeing on a new CBA are nulled.

Sounds ridiculous to me, but I don't know for sure.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

I know from experince. I had two cortozone shots back in my Al Bundy Days.....DGreen28 was right...that injection is painful....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 21, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse


Both those shots came the day after 4th picked a fight with Darnell Dockett, and 4th got his arse kicked up and down the field.

Posted by: p1funk | May 21, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

In addition to Haynesworth, middle linebacker London Fletcher (foot), cornerback Carlos Rogers (calf) and running back Clinton Portis also are not expected to play Thursday night against the Jaguars at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Fletcher was scheduled to receive an injection of medication into his sore foot. "No emergency or anything like that," Zorn said. "He wasn't going to play, either."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/jason-reid/haynesworth-will-skip-trip-to.html

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 21, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Another Washington-based patient of Dr. Galea, or Athlete “T” in court documents received a visit and treatment on Thursday September 3rd. The Redskins were in Jacksonville on that same day, finishing up the 2009 preseason.

We don’t absolutely know if Athlete “T” is a member of the Redskins, but here is what I do know. If the documents are correct, and more specifically the date, September 3rd is correct – every member of the Redskins that played in that night’s game or who made the trip to Northern Florida would absolutely be cleared from being Athlete “T”.

While a few names have been mentioned to me, through sources, at this time — I simply don’t feel comfortable making accusations until I have more information on the matter, as to the identity of Athlete ‘T’.

http://1067thefandc.cbslocal.com/2010/05/21/moss-i-aint-got-nothing-to-do-with-it/

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 21, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 21, 2010 9:48 AM

No. All I know is the same guy who knew it was Moss (as I posted Wednesday night on here before it came out Thursday) also is saying its Brady. And actually, he had this information months ago.

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 21, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Dayum....It's gotta be Portis....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 21, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

dang, yo..... seriously tho, on the Wall/Turner debate I'm 50/50. The more I read about John Wall the more I'm becoming a fan. Wizards BETTER act like they know and take one of the two.

As far as the agreement, I'm trying to figure out what happens with traded draft picks, either straight up or involving players in the event a CBA is not reached.

I've been hearing that traded draft picks that were made prior to the owners/NFLPA meeting and them not agreeing on a new CBA are nulled.

Sounds ridiculous to me, but I don't know for sure.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse


Fair enough. John Wall v. Evan Turner is Win/win. The difference being that Wall is "Win" with a capital "W".

Regarding the CBA question, mack mentioned a PDF? If it's long, boring, sucky legalese, then I'm going to need a retainer...

Posted by: p1funk | May 21, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

"Fletcher was scheduled to receive an injection of medication into his sore foot."


Injection? Not good just based on what it looks like given what's going on.

Unless he was getting injections on his tongue, I don't see how it can be Portis, though. Dude has been injured and nicked up forever it seems like.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

HOW THE F*CK ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH 3-4 AND YOU ONLY DID WALK THREWS YOU MORON YOU DONT KNOW HOW IT FEELS UNLESS U HAVE THE PADS ON. U PRICK

Posted by: bsilvanus | May 21, 2010 6:30 AM

LEARN HOW TO SPELL BEFORE YOU GO CALLING PEOPLE MORON'S. I THINK YOU'RE THE MORON!!!
FROM THE WAY YOU TALK, YOU SEEM LIKE THE PRICK AS WELL.
I should probably tell you what you spelled wrong so you don't spend all day trying to figure it out. On second thought, have fun trying to figure it out.

Posted by: wdcdave | May 21, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 21, 2010 9:57 AM
............

so did the coaches know "months ago"? during the draft?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 21, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

I thought I heard yesterday on 106.7 that the leak of the next HGH user will completely dwarf Moss. I.e. he's a much more famous player. That could only be Portis, right?

Posted by: Salinas1 | May 21, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

What about a recovering Arenas.........lingering knee problems. That would be a big name

Posted by: rupertpupkin | May 21, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Here's what Rick Maese and Jason Reid wrote on RI about the September 3, 2009, Jacksonville game:

"The team listed five scratches: defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth did not make the trip to Jacksonville and Kedric Golston was scheduled to start in his place; H.B. Blades was starting in place of middle linebacker London Fletcher; cornerback Fred Smoot replaced Carlos Rogers; right guard Randy Thomas gets the night off and he's replaced by second-year guard Chad Rinehart; and Ladell Betts starts in place of Clinton Portis.

In addition, the team reported two other changes to the starting lineup -- Renaldo Wynn in Phillip Daniels' defensive end spot and Malcolm Kelly in place of Antwaan Randle El -- but both Daniels and Randle El are active for the game and are expected to see action.

By Rick Maese and Jason Reid | September 3, 2009; 6:02 PM ET"

I skimmed through the box score and, although I didn't study it thoroughly, basically confirmed that what Maese/Reid wrote seemed to be who actually played. Most of the regulars at least appeared in the box score in some capacity. It appears as though, at a minimum Haynesworth (certainly a "big name" player) didn't make the trip. CP (another "big name" player) isn't in the box score, but by saying that AH didn't make the trip, the RI writeup seems to imply CP and everyone else but AH made the trip. I couldn't confirm that in 15 minutes of internet research, though.

Just food for thought.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | May 21, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

for some crazy reason nfl.com is on the firewalled list at my job.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 21, 2010 8:54 AM

Just wild speculation on my part, but I'm guessing your employer does not want you surfing the internet when you should be working.

Clearly the joke is on him/her.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | May 21, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

True...if it's LFB, that would be big too....Big because we don't have too many ILB with starting capability...but that's about it..

If it's Portis, the haters will have the biggest field day in history....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 21, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

As a follow-on to my previous post, the following players who are still on the team today appeared in the Jacksonville game box score: Brennan, Malcolm Kelly, Devin Thomas, Eddie WIlliams, Tryon, Henson, Doughty, Blades, Westbrook, Orakpo, Barnes, Rocky M., Jarmon, Horton, and Landry. A picture in the box score had Fred Davis in it, so he was there also.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | May 21, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: stevek20147 | May 21, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

"....the leak of the next HGH user will completely dwarf Moss....That could only be Portis, right?"

Posted by: Salinas1 | May 21, 2010 8:51 AM
...................

oh, i don't think so. santana's under 6' and 200 lbs... almost everybody "dwarfs" him.... hahaha

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 21, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Steroids from a chemical standpoint are a class of fats with benzene rings, the simplest being cholesterol. There are many classes of steroids including corticosteroids, androgens, estrogens, mineralocorticoids, etc. Androgens are the PED-type steroids.

Corticosteroids are only used to relieve inflammation, which can be an impediment to the healing process (mainly when excessive). An example would be a neuroma in someone's foot (which I've experienced). Inflammation of a nerve does not accelerate the healing process, it impedes it. Therefore, a cortisone shot would be used to prevent the excessive inflammation of the nerve and allow it to heal. Inflammation in the lungs, especially when in the absence of infection, is also a bad thing. Therefore corticosteroids (advair, flovent, asmanex, pulmicort, symbicort, etc.), are prescribed to prevent this inflammation.

The med student is right about cuts and injuries in that some inflammation there is essential to the healing process, but again, when excessive impedes it. That's why preventing infection is necessary with cuts. Even if non-harmful bacteria invade a cut and grow there, the immune response will cause swelling, heat, redness, etc., which are not good for healing and indications of excessive inflammation.

To bring my point home further, excessive inflammation in the arteries, especially the coronary arteries, causes clots and blockages. When an artery gets damaged, instead of having a controlled inflammation response that heals the damage without blocking the artery, an uncontrolled response will cause a big clot to form, blocking the artery and giving people heart attacks. The excessive inflammation in people's bodies causes an increased risk for cancer and heart disease, both of which are endemic to the US population.

To my knowledge, the only condition that HGH is legal to prescribe for is human growth hormone deficiency, diagnosed via a HGH blood test. Without a documented deficiency, HGH is technically not legal to prescribe. HGH helps muscle to repair itself, and increases the growth of other organs, speeding up the healing process. It may be "ground breaking" what this guy is doing, but it's not legal when he has no license to practice medicine and is using non-approved drugs in his practice. Patients I also believe have a responsibility to ask if the drug is approved by the FDA, and in that respect Moss is guilty.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | May 21, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

HOW THE F*CK ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH 3-4 AND YOU ONLY DID WALK THREWS YOU MORON YOU DONT KNOW HOW IT FEELS UNLESS U HAVE THE PADS ON. U PRICK

Posted by: bsilvanus

Wow, you really put the "anus" in bsilvanus.

Posted by: TheCork | May 21, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Ok...first of all, watch this turns out to be Haynesworth. God, imagine the press feeding off that one!

Second...JRied...man...what is up with this article?! It's virtually a cut-n-paste from the Redskins.com article released 2 or 3 days ago. You added absolutely NO new information, quotes, or perspectives. Next time, just provide us a link to their more timely article.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 21, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

For all you AH apologizers, He sucked wind last year. He has the biggest contract in history. He left more games, was injured more times, took more time outs, and whined more than any player in our history. He was fat and out of shape. He tried to get the players to mutiny over a holiday. He can stay out of voluntary OTA's, but it is traditional that when a team changes coaches the team comes together to learn the new system and contribute as a teammate. He not only is not participating, he is showing his negativity at playing a position that could help our team. That's like the boy refusing to play on the football team because he cant be QB. This is where AH is failing, not that he is not there, but because he is not participating in learning the system, or being a positive influence, so he can contribute as a teammate as the highest paid player in the league ( I think). More we and less me is needed. A stand up guy would try his best, and if that was not working for the team, they would find a way to use his skills differently. Either as a DT, trade fodder, or water boy.

Posted by: 1bmffwb | May 21, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

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