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Afternoon Practice Update

From Jason La Canfora:

Clinton Portis is not out for the portion of practice that we are allowed to watch. Ladell Betts is in full pads, but likely will be limited in what he does.

Shawn Springs, Anthony Montgomery and Marcus Washington are not in pads. As usual on Wednesday, Pete Kendall has been given a veteran's day to rest his knees.

By Cindy Boren  |  November 12, 2008; 1:47 PM ET
 
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I know Lisa is going to be upset with me about this. cej75024 I have to agree with you. lol

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 12, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

What about Kelly? How's the knee looking?

UNO!

Posted by: matthewvickers | November 12, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

If Hall shows he can be a team player and can cover people. I say we let Springs go next year if he doesn't take a pay cut.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 12, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

You know, I hear people whine and gripe about Clinton Portis not practicing, but I never hear nayone say naythan about Pete Kendall.

Pete Kendall has participated in practice twice. When he first got here, and the first day of training camp.

Posted by: RedDMV | November 12, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Red we all know that he is a old man and needs to rest.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 12, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

He observes veterans day every wednesday.
Is it just me or are the Cowboys fans missing up here this week?

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 12, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Red -

He has 2 arthritic knees and they're trying to keep him upright. Chad Rinehart blocks like Mike Jenkins tackles.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 12, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

the times says D Green's brother died:
http://washingtontimes.com/weblogs/redskins/2008/Nov/12/greens-brother-dies/

My thoughts and prayers Mr Green and your family.

Posted by: craig2 | November 12, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

nayone say naythan?

Is this the new pwned?

P.S. Get offa my lawn, young man.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | November 12, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

we should sign springs and pay him PER GAME...

I hope DeAngelo Hall is at least practicing taking punts back there...with Portis/Betts iffy, we need to make sure we don't have any WRs on the injury block...

Cooley will have to have a monster blocking game and Sellers needs to stay in to block on EVERY PLAY. Campbell upright beats Dallas no prob.

Posted by: carsonspence | November 12, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Check THIS Shti out!!!
http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2008/11/fred-smoot-we-exposed-them.html
hahahahahahahahaha
Posted by: DikShuttle | November 12, 2008 1:39 PM

I assume we unoffically declare war on this site through Sunday? I have posted as Hrny4Zorny-Wadehasmanboobs, lets stick it too them skinsfans.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 12, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Yahoo! has a decent read on the resurgence of some of the NFL players that are in their dirty 30s and are performing at a high level.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ys-30club111108&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Posted by: RedDMV | November 12, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

here's what i'm Scited about regarding deangelo hall. i'm hoping springs, smoot and rogers can play. what i want to see is when dallas goes 4 or 5 wideouts and hall being in it as the 4th corner and picking off romo. that's what i want to see. no mo fear of 5 wideouts and wondering if leigh can cover the other team's 5th option.

Posted by: dealer1 | November 12, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Quick poll of the fanbase, whould you take a loss to dallas if it meant that Frank could replace Larry again for ever?

Posted by: alex35332 | November 12, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

there is a shutdown corner, but no one knows who he is. because he plays in Oakland and no one ver throws at him. Why did Hall have such bad stats? In part, because no one threw at the other guy. Last week, he shut down Carolina's Steve Smith, one of the best in the league.

The best and maybe only shutdown CB? Nnamdi Asomougha (Nam Dee Awe Sum Wah

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 12, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Alex, that is false hope. Larry is the ultimate suck up. Beat dal and try not to pay attention to the sycophants.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 12, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm assuming Frank = Herzog and Larry = Michaels....

Sorry, alex...looooooooooooooooooove frank, but no

Posted by: cej75024 | November 12, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Now what if Leigh Torrance replaced both Frank, Larry, Sonny AND Sam !?!!?

Posted by: cej75024 | November 12, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

The best and maybe only shutdown CB? Nnamdi Asomougha (Nam Dee Awe Sum Wah

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 12, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse
==========================================
And that CB was not happy to see Hall leave the Raiders.

Hail!, Redskins!
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | November 12, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Depends, would Leigh do voice impressions for comintary?

Posted by: alex35332 | November 12, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

CNN.com reports that President-Elect Barack Obama has named Leigh Torrence as his Secretary of State.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 12, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

zcezcest1, i do agree that he's the best in the league at what he does.

but do we really know?

how do we know he just isn't a product of the system. he's never played anywhere else... just a thought.

but he is without a doubt the best in the biz. right now.

Posted by: RedDMV | November 12, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

And I'll still be hesitant to call Nnamdi Asomougha (yeah I copied & pasted) a "shut down" corner... I really don't know the defensive scheme they run out there in the BADlands, is it man or the tampa stuff?

Posted by: RedDMV | November 12, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Gonna be a long day for Leigh on Sunday...first he has the Lions game...then he will try to clinch the Chase for the Cup. He's up by 103 points over Jimmie Johnson and Jeff gordon

Posted by: cej75024 | November 12, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Can someone give me a brief idea of what the Cowboys blog says? for some reason, my work computer (here in Houston) blocks it! Thanks!

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 12, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Cej,

Dont forget that he has to prep for no less than 40 olimpic events too. And he will be runing in the Derby. And that the day before he plans on making love to no less than 400 women. Their I killed the joke.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 12, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

And after the race, Torrance has got to fly up to D.C. to broadcast the Cowgirls - 'Skins game

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 12, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Can someone give me a brief idea of what the Cowboys blog says? for some reason, my work computer (here in Houston) blocks it! Thanks!

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 12, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse
=============================================
Here's my summary of the cowgirlz blog: "We're cowpoop, and it makes us mad!"

P.S. There is this awesome comment:

Posted by A @ 12:22 PM Wed, Nov 12, 2008

CAN YOU SAY SWEEP?! The Cowgirls are full of convicts and whiners. No playoffs this year folks!
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | November 12, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

That blog isn't saying anything... their comments section is WEAK... i've seen people post more rude and vile comments about the Dallas Cowboys during the bye week--when we weren't playing Dallas following the bye.

F Dallas!

Posted by: RedDMV | November 12, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

And after the race, Torrance has got to fly up to D.C. to broadcast the Cowgirls - 'Skins game

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 12, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

...and swing by NIH to cure cancer on the way.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 12, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

suzanne - the girls blog doesn't really say much. Mostof the posts don't break into double digit comments. The post that was linked to has 23 comments and I imagine that most of those were probably alex. Kind of a yawn.

Posted by: BCBarney | November 12, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Skins should start doing this.

"Secret to success: Houshmandzadeh struggled with minor injuries early in his NFL career. But he got a workout idea while watching “Access Hollywood” with his wife, Kaci. “I saw something on yoga,” Houshmandzadeh said, “so I started doing yoga.” Since then, he’s only missed four games, and his career has taken off."

Posted by: charley42 | November 12, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Rinehart blocks like Jenkins tackles.. .lol. I hope you are wrong, one day.

Cindy, Kelly's knee?

Posted by: matthewvickers | November 12, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

ok ... ok... ok now I REALLY promise no more "Leigh Torrance saves the day " comments....i think

Posted by: cej75024 | November 12, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Thanks guys.

BTW - I have my firm retreat this weekend - including lots of people from Dallas, so I will have to endure being around Cowboys fans until I get to escape to DC on Sunday night for the game. I just hope that Texas loses or something, so they can talk about that. But, if I have to, I will get the foam finger out of the trunk.

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 12, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

We won't know about Kelly's knee until Jim Zorn talks about it after practice. Nothing happened during the 10 minutes we are allowed to watch.
Redskins confirm that Darrell Green's brother has died.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 12, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

think TJ is also in his final year of his contract. Can't imagine that staying in Cincy for the rest of his career sounds too good right about now. He's got about 3-5 years left of playing at a high level. We'd be an excellent fit.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 12, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

1. Nana Mushmushi

2. Frank Herzog = Antonio Pierce, Ryan Clark, etc. [Spilt milk ... under the bridge ... that we burned]. The pending mood on the blog is that criticism of decisions by The Owner or the EVP is hating and negativity. Embrace Larry Michael! [Or at least give him more than eight frigging games before calling him a bust!]

3. Speaking of which, jm220, your posts have become a little bit one dimensional. It used to be about smacking people in the back of the head with a hammer, tooling on chRIs LaRry, and LOLing at my jokes. Seems to have become reduced to calling for the head of Jasno Lanafcora. What happened? [Is this about you and Lisa "growing apart"?] Also, I'm really sorry about the Kitna trade. I really did not think he would be put on IR. I feel bad about that. *** end FF post that I accidentally started ***

Posted by: dcsween | November 12, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

In the midst of my dumbazz Torrance jokes...I probaby missed it...but...

How is Santana doing. I apologize if it was already covered. is he good to go??

Posted by: cej75024 | November 12, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

TJ would probably do well. My vote is for Boldin.

Posted by: matthewvickers | November 12, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the update, Cindy!

Posted by: matthewvickers | November 12, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Cindy, who steps in for Kendall on Veterans' Days? Fabini or Rhinehart or none of the above?

Posted by: jesuisunpizza | November 12, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

B-Hop still throwing jabs at McNabb...

BERNARD HOPKINS QUESTIONS McNABB’S STOMACH

Posted by Tim MacMahon on November 12, 2008, 12:25 p.m.

Philadelphia born-and-bred boxing great Bernard Hopkins apparently uses Donovan McNabb as a punching bag on a regular basis. Hopkins’ most recent criticism of the Eagles’ quarterback Comcast SportsNet’s Monday Night Live program.

Hopkins questioned McNabb’s toughness after the quarterback looked queasy with the game on the line in the Eagles’ Sunday night loss to the Giants. It’s an especially sensitive topic in Philly, of course, since Terrell Owens made sure the world knew about McNabb losing his lunch during the deciding moments of the Eagles’ Super Bowl loss.

“Some people are athletes, still good, but don’t have that extra ‘I’m willing to sacrifice my life. I’m willing to sacrifice what I have to sacrifice to win.,’” Hopkins said, per Philly.com’s Sheil Kapadia. “People never forgot when things happen, they see a guy crumble under pressure. Whether they throw up on the highway, whether they throw up on the court, whether they throw up on the football field, when people see that, that sticks in the back of their mind.”

Hopkins added that McNabb would be better off playing in his hometown of Chicago, but the Eagles were stuck with him because of his contract.

“Every athlete should have that killer instinct in him, especially if you the quarterback,” Hopkins said. “If he’s not right here and here [pointing to heart and head], and don’t want it, the team feel the vibes.”

Posted by: RedDMV | November 12, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Suzanne, I didn't think they made that finger out of foam ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 12, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Over under on forced TO targets this weekend. I believe it was 17 the last gamemay be + 1 or 2 with the reverse. I'd have to imagine with Roy it would go down but now that "my quarterback"(crying) is back in he should be reuped in his targets.
o/u- 14
o/u drops 4

http://www.eargrub.com/to_crying.gif

makes me laugh every time.

Posted by: Stu27 | November 12, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

LMAO! That does make me laugh evertime Stu

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 12, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

LMAO--a familar smell coming from that lake that chicago sits on...

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/1274113,CST-SPT-mully12.article

B(BS)L

Posted by: RedDMV | November 12, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

TO gives a bad name to men who cry

Posted by: alex35332 | November 12, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

The Cowgirl's blog is laughable i mean really,they are still pi$$#d about the first beatdown imagine right around midnight Sunday how they will feel,on another note no i would not take Frank back if it means we lose to the girl's I love Frank miss him like no other,we really need to get a petition going to oust Larry Michael i'm just not sure that Frank would get his old job back, this is as bad as Kornheiser stabbing Joey T. in the back for his job at ESPN's(MNF) one of the great hosejob's of all time that's why i can't stand Kornheiser and listen to the radio on MNF.

Posted by: dargregmag | November 12, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

T.O. said: "At the rate he's playing, I'm looking forward to a big day, I've had success against him just as much as everybody else has, so if he's out there, I'm looking forward to playing him." (On DeAngelo Hall) This better fire DeAngelo up! Although I'm not so sure he'll be going up against T.O...

Posted by: rachel216 | November 12, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or are the Cowboys fans missing up here this week?

We are here, what should we say, looks like you are pinning your hopes on a guy who got cut from two teams. Teams that were bad when they cut him, if he is that special why did they let him go??

Posted by: Dfan | November 12, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

That article about Lloyd can be summed up in the following:

"Lloyd is on a one-year, $645,000 deal. He has no discernible future with the Bears and perhaps none in the league if he can't make it here."

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 12, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

LMAO! That does make me laugh evertime Stu

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 12, 2008 2:46 PM

THAT is the jm220 I've been missing.

Also, in the previous thread (maybe two ago), Cindy posted a link to T.O. doing Letterman's Top Ten. For one them, they have the FILM of him crying. Getcha popcorn!

Posted by: dcsween | November 12, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Shawn Springs, Anthony Montgomery and Marcus Washington are not in pads. As usual on Wednesday, Pete Kendall has been given a veteran's day to rest his knees.

By Cindy Boren | November 12, 2008; 1:47 PM ET

Personally, my Crazy 8-ball says none of these four are going to be on the roster next year.

Posted by: dcsween | November 12, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Dfan, nobody up here is pinning their hopes on a guy who will in all likelyhood be a nickel corner for this game.

We are praying that Samuels, CP, and Moss are all healthy enough to play well. No real concerns on the actual dallas side. We know they stink.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 12, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Sween you don't think they will keep Montgomery? is his contract up this year?

Posted by: alex35332 | November 12, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

dc, springs and washington, I agree with, they might be a little past their due date, but Montgomery is still young, and most likely very cheap to keep....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 12, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

anyone know who's favored in this game?

Posted by: Moose33 | November 12, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

sween, Anthony Montgomery not on the roster next year? What'd I miss?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 12, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

anyone know who's favored in this game?

Posted by: Moose33 | November 12, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse
The Girls by 2 in DC. I heard the spread in Vegas is actually 1.5.

Posted by: frediefritz | November 12, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

dc--

Jury's still out on Springs. Depends on how, and how much, he plays the rest of the year. And on how DeAngelo plays.

When healthy Springs is tops, and he has been a lot healthier than the RI claque gives him credit for.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 12, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

sween, Anthony Montgomery not on the roster next year? What'd I miss?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 12, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse
I agree, Nate. Montgomery is injured right now, but Greg is right that he is an inexpensive young DT. We will have him signed in the off-season.

Posted by: frediefritz | November 12, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

When healthy Springs is tops, and he has been a lot healthier than the RI claque gives him credit for.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 12, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse
Right, TE, he will be on the roster also. Moving him to safety will add several years to his career. Assuming we can get DH resigned to a multi-year contract, we will have a superb secondary. We will need to add some youth at LB and OL in the off-season, either FA or draft.

But first of all, let's BEAT DALLAS!

Posted by: frediefritz | November 12, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

By the end of this game Dallas's team collors are gonna be bloody nose red and grass stain green.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 12, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad the girls are favored, more motivation for a team that already beat them and have a better record. I hope the skins are insulted by the spread.

Posted by: Moose33 | November 12, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

When healthy Springs is tops, and he has been a lot healthier than the RI claque gives him credit for.
Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 12, 2008 3:11 PM

He's missed 4 out of 9 games with a sore calf, and they are still not 100% sure he is going to play this weekend. I know we are using relative terms here, but how is that healthier than we give him credit for? A SORE CALF! Come on.......

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 12, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Springs always seemed to have something bugging him, not always keeping him from playing, but he would have a sore hand or sholder a knick or bruse.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 12, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Felix Jones isn't practicing again, so for the Girls' fans who had their hopes up for him, it ain't looking good for "that one".

And F TO, I think Landry was a bit upset after the last game that he never really got the chance to say hello, and he's gonna change that this week.

Posted by: craig2 | November 12, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Craig you had me at F TO

Posted by: alex35332 | November 12, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

dlhaze--

Springs is in his fifth year and has played in 59 games: 15, 15, 9, 16, and 4 this year. So, how many has he missed? 1, 2, 7, 1, and 4 -- 15.

Like I said, I think it depends on how many more, and how well, he plays this year.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 12, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

He's missed 4 out of 9 games with a sore calf, and they are still not 100% sure he is going to play this weekend. I know we are using relative terms here, but how is that healthier than we give him credit for? A SORE CALF! Come on.......

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 12, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse
dl,when is the last time you tried to cover someone with a bad wheel? I'm sure that must have been a sight! :)

A corner's abilities are only as good as his wheels. For his career, Springs has played in 16 games 4x's, 15 games 3x's and 12 games once out of 11 seasons. Since being a Skin for 4 seasons, he has played in 15, 15, 9 and most recently 16 games. He is our best cover guy, except on a speedy wide-out. Great tackler too. He would be great to have in deep cover 1 or 2 coverage. I say we should resign him.

Posted by: frediefritz | November 12, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

So Springs had missed about 20% of his games with more being in the last 3 years. Not exactly Mr. Durability. Wish I could have a 4 day work week every week.

Posted by: JasonLaTempleton | November 12, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Last year when Springs had those picks against the Bears and Dallas, was he playing from the nickel or safety position?

Posted by: RedDMV | November 12, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

new post

Posted by: JasonLaTempleton | November 12, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

BEEP
BURP

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 12, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Montgomery is RFA at the end of this season. If they tender him (low tender) and he accepts, I see him as trade bait. All the tools, none of the motor, spirit, etc. After a promising start this season, he lost out (and continued to lose out) to Golston. Seems like Lorenzo has been getting as many, if not more snaps. Up or out. Twenty percent of the team turns over, continuity or not. [Based on preseason performance, when both were on the field, I thought Boschetti played better -- in the same quarters -- than Monty. Boschetti was not, however, a Skins draft pick.]

Springs' situation is under the radar with the Skins, but he got doghoused for not taking a pay cut previously.

Kendall's knees. The man has school age kids and he is only in his thirties. Loves the game, but NFL requires a toll on the body as the price of admission and staying.

Both Marcus and Springs (and Washington and Khary Campbell) are the remaining guys from Gibbs' (previously large by proportion) incoming free agent class of March 2004. I'm thinking the the Skins spin the wheel in free agency again this year, maybe not trade draft picks, but cut guys to make room for new free agents.

Posted by: dcsween | November 12, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

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