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Afternoon Update (UPDATED AGAIN)

Just got word that the Redskins will not have a full practice today and instead more of a walkthru starting at 3. Coach Gibbs is scheduled to come off the field around 4:20 or so.

For those who have not seen it this morning, bail was denied for three of the suspect in Sean's case. Our reporters in Florida- Amy Shipley and Peter Whoriskey are doing a great job down there and will continue providing the most up-beat information.

From watching that game last night with the Ravens and Patriots, I got the intense feeling that some of the Baltimore guys - former Miami Hurricanes Ray Lewis and Willis McGahee and Ed Reed in particular - had Sean in mind last night. Those three tried desperately to get down the funeral yesterday and still get back in time for the game, but given how late everything went down there it would have been impossible. Ray Lewis was torn up by Sean's death - he was a mentor and friend - and from afar, just watching, I truly got the sense they were trying to play for Sean.

I am awaiting final word on this but what I have heard from the Redskins at this point is that it appears sales of Sean Taylor merchandise, which were halted over the weekend, will resume this week.

We have a conference call with another former Miami player, Chicago star return man Devin Hester, in the next hour and I will post his thoughts about Sean and the funeral when he speaks. (NEW INFO - No Devin Hester conference call, just got the word. So now instead it's Rex Grossman. If it's alright with you guys I'm going to boycott that. I got nothing for Sexy Rexy. Well, actually, I do have one question for him: "Rex, can you go down the hall and find Devin and put him on the phone for us?")

Lovie Smith is talking to us shortly, though, so I'll post his thoughts.

Also, several people have asked about whether there will be re-broadcast of any sort of the funeral. I will check with Comcast today and post any information I get in that regard.

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 4, 2007; 12:47 PM ET
 
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Jasno,

Has anyone given you props yet for the great job you're doing up here? Let me be the FIRST.

Posted by: i4abuy | December 4, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Great work JLC. I got that same feeling about the B-More players. At the start you could tell Ray Ray was fighting back the tears.

Posted by: jm220 | December 4, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Gringoinmiami
I concur! Everyone has to deal with tragedies in their life and be expected back at work quickly. They've been blowing leads all season, so no matter what the circumstances, the Skins do what they're know for doing..choking. By the way, I'm planning on moving back to Miami someday. I miss the beaches!!

Posted by: ga8085 | December 4, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

JLC, you have been an outstanding journalist throughout this ordeal.

Many thanks from me and many other Redskins fans who really appreciate these updates, this is the place where we can get a true sense of what the team is going through.

Posted by: SonnyFan | December 4, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

CAN WE PLEASE GET BACK TO FOOTBALL NOW!

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | December 4, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Funny i4

Posted by: Zebraskins | December 4, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

If there is one bit of consolation that I think would make many Skins fans feel a little bit better (esp. because the last bone thrown to the fans was the hiring of Gibbs himself), it would be to allow him to do more -- with more autonomy -- as Team President ... and can Vinny Cerrato.

Posted by: dcsween | December 4, 2007 11:55 AM

Sween? Anybody?

What exactly does Gibbs do right now and what exactly does Cerrato do? Oh, and while you're at it, what does Snyder do? I'm not asking what their titles are, but what do they do?

Posted by: i4abuy | December 4, 2007 12:44 PM

Hey, I'd like to know the answer to this one, too! Anybody got an idea?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | December 4, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

jjwilson:

You can't seriously think that we have spent too much time on Sean Taylor?

If so, I completely disagree. This has been at least the appropriate amount of coverage.

Posted by: SonnyFan | December 4, 2007 12:59 PM | Report abuse

jjwilson, you are free to get back to football, and discuss it here. I wont tell you what to do if you stop telling others wehat to do.

Sadly, Seans death is a part of football to this team.

Posted by: Zebraskins | December 4, 2007 12:59 PM | Report abuse

jjwilson312003, you can always go talk football elsewhere...we will not mind...and would be appreciative for your disappearance.

Posted by: Lisa | December 4, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Say, anyone know what local station will be airing the game in the DC area?

Posted by: washingtonpost | December 4, 2007 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Carrying over from the last thread. Are the Skins back to rebuilding?

Seems like the answer is yes. Sean Taylor might have been the Skins best player and he certainly would have been in the next year or two. With Landry, the Skins were set in the secondary. Two months ago, it was a bright future. But as of now, Carlos has an injury that might not allow him to be a CB. We entered 2007 with 5 capable DBs. But we are down two starters with Springs aging. For all the top DB draft picks and FA signings, it is again, a problem.

LBs are also aging, but solid. The D line has also been good and has some youth. Griffin is still the best lineman, but his health has been a challenge.

The O-line is the biggest issue ... and has been. I'm one of the few that was screaming for the Skins to draft o-linemen. Kendall is old but has played well. The WRs are a big question. It looked good early, but Moss has been hit and miss. ARE has been good, when healthy. But the third best WR has been McCardell and he is 38! RB is OK. Portis is adequate and Betts is a good backup. Sellers can probably play for a few more years. Cooley is fabulous.

Campbell is the future. He isn't quite there. His challenge is mental. So many tough losses. The late INTs vs Dallas and TB can't be good for his confidence. Coming on the heels of GB and NYG games, he has been tested and hasn't made the grade yet. We won't know until 2008. I really like what I see in him, but he has got to win some games in the clutch.

Lastly, the Skins have the salary cap hangover. Overspending and horrible signings such as Lloyd and Archeluta have left the Skins with a mountain of future lost cap space. This past year was the first time they exercised restraint. 2008 will be tricky to manage, but they can end cap hell if they work at it. But it might not be pretty.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 4, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

As a fan, I'm a little surprised at the overwhelming amount of "loss" that seems to be felt by Skins nation. Don't get me wrong, ST's murder is a horrible thing - the guy was young, a millionaire, and had a great life ahead of him. But that's about as moved as I am by it - only as moved as I would be had he had no association with the Skins or professional sports.

I'm not the callous sort, but I also knew nothing about the kid. He didn't make himself available to us at all - we only saw his play, and the news reports that came out when he had legal issues, or when reporters focused on how ST simply didn't like the press/trust anyone, etc. But let's face it, from a fan's standpoint, this is hardly like it would have been had the same thing happened to Daryl Green, Riggo, Art Monk - you name the player.

I'd rather get back to football.

Posted by: OldManGibbs | December 4, 2007 1:08 PM | Report abuse

hEY CEZESET, THANK FOR TALKING ABOUT FOOTBALL AND HELPING US PUT THE GRIEF BEHIND US. HEY LISA, ITS A FREE BLOG AND FREE COUNTRY SO ...F OFF IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | December 4, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Who else will be airing the game locally except XXX ESPN Radio and their 3 crappy stations, 2 of which are on the AM dial, good luck getting a reception for the 8:15 PM game...

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Say, anyone know what local station will be airing the game in the DC area?

Posted by: washingtonpost | December 4, 2007 01:04 PM

Posted by: Smoov | December 4, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

jjwilson312003,

Dude, your caps lock key is on. If you leave it on, people will think you're an a$$clown.

Then, people will post things like: ITA, which stands for Ignore the A$$clown.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 4, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

THANKS KMK1973 FOR ALSO WANTING TO GET BACK TO REDSKINS FOOTBALL INSTEAD OF HEARING ABOUT LISA'S LOVE FOR ST. WE ALL LOVED HIM LISA BUT ITS BACK TO WORK.

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | December 4, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I KNOW IT IS STUMPED, I DO IT TO PIIS PEOPLE OFF, LIKE YOU.

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | December 4, 2007 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Woops, you probably meant TV, it'll be on WDCA 20, but you definitely want to have the "Mute" on. Bryant Gumbel (sp?) is awful...

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Say, anyone know what local station will be airing the game in the DC area?

Posted by: washingtonpost | December 4, 2007 01:04 PM

Posted by: Smoov | December 4, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

JLC - don't skip the Sexy Rexy interview. He may suck, and you might have nothing for him, but you can at least help the home team by trying to shake him up a bit.

Ask him why he blows so hard that even Andre Carter might get a sack on Thursday?!

Posted by: OldManGibbs | December 4, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse


This is from the MSNBC article on the Patriots game.

Baltimore got a brilliant effort from Willis McGahee, who rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown. The former Miami Hurricane was inspired by the memory of his teammate at the U, the recently slain Sean Taylor.

"I just played for him, basically, dedicated the rest of the season to him," McGahee said.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 4, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Game will be on WDCA, Channel 20 on TV. And it is now easy to get the games on radio, they are on WBIG 100.3.

Posted by: dheyman | December 4, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

jj, we all know you are kmk and anyone else who puts a date in their name ;)

Posted by: Zebraskins | December 4, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

jjwilson312003,

I think you're funny.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 4, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

nice jj, get up from the computer and take a walk...

So I've been listening to "The Czabe" on my way to work in the mornings because Mike and Mike make me want to drive my car off a cliff (seriously, I hate those guys... and why does ESPN do "Mike and Mike show" advertisements EVERYWHERE?)

Anyway, Steve Czaben was criticizing (not blaming Sean Taylor, don't mix the two up) for being too generous and not making safe decisions (ie - not turning on his house alarm) I wasn't sure how to take it. I did wonder why Sean didn't activate his alarm. Clearly the house had been broken into only a few days prior... its hard not to play the "what if" game with that situation. I don't agree with Steve Czaben on everything, but I have to admit that having the alarm on would have changed the outcome of that night...

I really can't see the Redskins making the playoffs. (football talk jj) Minnnesota has Peterson back and the Redskins have too much to overcome. This offseason is going to be very strange... I hope Jasno keeps BHGO like he has been. I just don't see the Skins beating Chicago, but I hope they surprise me.

Posted by: Dorf | December 4, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

It's really hard to come visit RI these days. I know the whole Sean Taylor thing has knocked the wind out of people's sails, but it's become an ugly place lately. The whole "FIRE Gibbs/Williams/Saunders/Portis *continues for entire playing and coaching roster* NOW!" schtick gets old really quickly and has never been proven to solves anything.

It's been a very difficult TRANSITIONAL year on the field for the Redskins and a totally devastating one off. No team could have held it together any better if their best player was murdered mid-season; take Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, ANY team's best player away like that and they're done.

As customers, everyone should exercise their right to complain to the management if they are unhappy with the product and switch to another product if they aren't satisfied. I know that is harder to do with the limited supply of NFL teams, but if - as some people here do - you find yourself SO alienated from a product (in this case a team) why continue to "support" it? For many people "support" now means 'the right to b!tch and whine continuously about anything I please'. Why not just 'move on' yourselves?

I never heard anyone on the Redskins organization talking about being Super Bowl bound this year (the lesson of last year was well-learned) yet people still seemingly want to hold them acounatble for THEIR OWN mis-set expectations, to whit "WE should be doing better than this" says who? Based on what data? What knowledge? I can't understand how have so many people wound up with such a hopelessly unrealistic perception of the importance of sports in life?

I'm a fan of an 0-12 team that is staring a 'record breaking season' of all the wrong kinds in the face, yet I'm having more fun watching my team, supporting them through all the trials and tribulations, and hoping for a better future, than many of you people seem to be even earlier in this season.

Maybe it's because I remember that what they play on the field - no matter how seriously they and we take it - IS A GAME. At it's best sport is a great metaphor for life, but it's not and never will be a replacement for it. I think Sean Taylor got that, it's what made him the man all those people paid tribute to yesterday.

To all at RI I wish you the peace of the season. I hope that some of you can open your hearts to the light of happiness rather than clinging to the things that make you so unhappy.

Posted by: Redcoat | December 4, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

THANKS STUMPED APPARENTLY I AM KMK TOO. SO ANYONE OUT THERE THINK WE MOVE LARON TO FREE SAFETY, OH IM SORRY LISA, ARE U STILL CRYING THAT ITS TOO SOON FOR FOOTBALL. GO SHAVE UR PUSSY

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | December 4, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

RIGHT ON DORF, FOOTBALL TALK. BEATING MINNESOTA WILL BE TOUGH. THEIR SECONDARY IS STRATING TO MAKE PLAYS AND WELL... THEIR RUN DEFENSE IS AWESOME. I THINK WE HAVE A CHANCE AGAINST THE BEARS BUT WE WILL PROBALY BLOW IT WITH A LAST MINUTE BOMB TO HESTER.

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | December 4, 2007 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Dorf - Don't let Czabe get you caught in that 'what if' game. We shouldn't go there......

4thFloor

Posted by: RightWay | December 4, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

For what it's worth redcoat, we're all supporting your 0-12 team too. How sweet would it be to see their undefeated record come down at the same time they set an all-time record for incompetence?! If I never hear/see from a '72 Dolphin again it will be too soon.

I would also like to say that however PO'd people get over the skins, I think you should keep in mind that most people get PO'd in the context of it being a game, so chill dude. Nobody's jumping off the 14th St. bridge because the skins aren't winning championships.

Posted by: OldManGibbs | December 4, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

To you as well Redcoat, thanks for contributing

Posted by: Zebraskins | December 4, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey Redcoat,
Thanks!

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 4, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

"Coach Gibbs is scheduled to come off the field around 4:20 or so."
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Looks like Coach Joe wants to get off the field in time to hang out with Cheech and Chong. Who would've thought Coach Joe would've been down with the wacky-tobacky? Of course that may explain some of his decision making during games.

Hey, Coach Joe, it's puff-puff-give man.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | December 4, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat - You guys are actually in great position to get McFadden next year. So there shouldn't be any worries.......

4thFloor

Posted by: RightWay | December 4, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat - I've been pulling for Miami all year, except for Game One, just because you are such a class act.

Posted by: mmok | December 4, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I think telling Lisa to shave her _____ should get you banned jjwilson.

This is not Fox News or Crossfire or some teenie bopper hate forum.

Take your immaturity elsewhere.

Posted by: SonnyFan | December 4, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

beep, beep....

Posted by: RightWay | December 4, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

I think telling Lisa to shave her _____ should get you banned jjwilson.

This is not Fox News or Crossfire or some teenie bopper hate forum.

Take your immaturity elsewhere.

Posted by: SonnyFan | December 4, 2007 01:32 PM
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It's just a personal preference I guess. Some like 'em shaved, some like em to be like a jungle.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | December 4, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I guess I was mistaken that this was a place where adults came to talk Redskins.

My mistake.

Posted by: SonnyFan | December 4, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I think we'll trade away first pick 4th. We don't need a running back - certainly not a "blow all your cap space on a first round first pick" running back anyway. Ronnie Brown was leading the NFL in yards from scrimmage before he got injured and even Jesse Chatman averaged 100yds a game as a starter before he got injured too... We need a whole new defense, some WRs, and a Punter, coz' ours is baaaaaaaad. But if we don't get them this year, there's always next.

Don't get the whole "hate the '72 Fins" thing KMK. That whole "champagne celebration" thing was cooked up by the media, they're just a bunch of retired guys who get wheeled out to 'celebrate' to make a story. I doubt they really care, their place in NFL history is secure, even if the Pats do it (and I think they won't) the Fins did it first. As for us going 0-16, the Bucs beat us to that record a long time ago so why do you care?

Stumped/Z/4th/4-12/JM/SMACK/Nate/Kost/anyone I missed, good luck to all in the remainder of NFL Fantasy too. It looks like my team left their 'surge to the playoffs' a week late on there. :-(

Posted by: Redcoat | December 4, 2007 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Question for any of you out there. Comcast has a commercial that features highlights of all the local teams and a song accompanies it. Some of the words are "It's always who we are". Does anyone know who sing it or the name of the song??

Posted by: timb67 | December 4, 2007 1:39 PM | Report abuse

GO AHEAD BAN ME! FREEDOM OF SPEECH PEOPLE! HEY ROY WILLIAMS FROM DETROIT WANTS OUT. THATS A POSSBILITY! POOPY YOU ROCK DUDE!

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | December 4, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Very well said Redcoat. You have to realize that some people are unhappy with their lives and want to make other people feel the same. I just ignore them and enjoy people like yourself.

Posted by: jm220 | December 4, 2007 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Thanks JM. I'll keep coming because I enjoy the chit-chat with most of you guys and I'm a football fan period, but boy these guys make it hard sometimes.

Posted by: Redcoat | December 4, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat: So if I'm unhappy with the way that my government is running my country should I just "find another product" and move somewhere else?

I don't think it's too much for fans to expect a winner every year. Especially if that team is pretty close to doing so but continuously shoots itself in the foot (i.e. penalities, game clock mismanagement, conservative playcalls, etc.)

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | December 4, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

HERE HERE POOPY.

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | December 4, 2007 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Redcoat, forgot about the Bucs! And I understand your point abou the media, but that doesn't make it any less annoying to hear year after year! Don't worry, 30+ years from now I'll be writing the same thing about the Pats!

Posted by: OldManGibbs | December 4, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

P_McP: no, if you don't like your government, get involved! The Constitution provides methods specifically designed to allow the people to "have their say", use those.

That said, you can't compare the Government to supporting a team or even buying a burger, it's purely a consumer decision, not a necessity.

We have to have a government but we don't have to support a football team. If you really don't approve of the way the team is run, try to find a way to change things (buy a team so not really practical) or lobby (find a bully pulpit and use it) or even protest at FedEx every other week.

People who come onto FAN sites and hector the supporters of the team because they don't agree with their views solve nothing and advance no cause, they just bring everyone down.

If you truly feel strongly that you want to change things try to persuade people to come with you and build influence based on the numbers that you bring. Create a "Skins must change" web site and publicicse it, but always respect that no-one MUST agree with you - even if it turns out you're right.

And Beep Beep!

Posted by: Redcoat | December 4, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

For the question about a replay of the funeral, it can viewed in it's entirety and in smaller clips on:

http://cbs4.com/video/?id=44327@wfor.dayport.com

out of Miami. They haves tons of video coverage of everything from the start to the most recent updates. You will probably need to search through their video library of news reports to find it but just look through at the dates and you will find it there.

Posted by: bbpgtr | December 5, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

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