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NFL to Interview Haynesworth, Others

Albert Haynesworth is among the people expected to be interviewed by NFL officials possibly as early as next week regarding allegations that the Washington Redskins violated league tampering rules, according to league sources.

NFL investigators have been reviewing information relating to the Redskins' pursuit of Haynesworth, who formerly played for the Tennessee Titans, and whether his representative was improperly contacted before free agency officially began at midnight Feb. 27. Haynesworth and the Redskins agreed to a deal around 5:30 a.m. Feb. 27.

League investigators are interested in obtaining all communications between Haynesworth's agent, Chad Speck, and Redskins officials in the weeks before free agency opened. Part of the difficulty, though, in determining the subject matter of the contact is that Speck also represents Redskins wide receiver Malcolm Kelly.

Reports emerged during the NFL combine in mid-February in Indianapolis that Speck and Snyder had dinner together. However, Snyder often is seen publicly in those kinds of settings with agents. The Titans, according to a report in the Tennessean, forwarded to the league office newspaper stories, a radio clip, and electronic communication that they believe show there was improper contact.

A spokesman for the Redskins declined to comment and the NFL has a policy of not commenting on tampering matters.

Although tampering charges are difficult to prove, teams have been stripped of draft choices when the NFL finds sufficient evidence. Last year, for instance, the San Francisco 49ers were stripped of a fifth-round draft pick when the league found that they violated tampering rules by having conversations with Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs.

In the aftermatch of Spygate last year, Commissioner Roger Goodell implemented a set of rules to crack down on cheating. One change lowered the threshold for the standard of proof needed for him to discipline a team for any competitive violation, including tampering. Charges most often arise when one team files a complaint, but the NFL reserves the right to investigate any case in which it suspects wrong-doing without a team filing a charge.

A proposal by the competition committee that is presently before NFL owners would create a two-day window before the opening of the free agency period during which an eligible player could negotiate freely with all teams.

Staff writer Mark Maske contributed to this report.

By Jason Reid  |  May 23, 2009; 8:16 PM ET
 
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So fancy that... am I reading it correctly that the Skins get to be the league's whipping boy for tampering this year when it's widely acknowledged that everyone tampers to one degree or another?

Sheesh.

Ah well. Seems like we'll have a big ol' target on our backs as long as Danny Boy is our ridiculous owner. Whatevs.

It's not like draft picks mean anything to this front office anyway.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 23, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Cindy, and a very happy weekend to you, too.

And while I'm in a thanking mood, a great big thank you to all the veterans of the United States armed services out there. I know Monday's holiday specifically honors the fallen, but it gives us a chance to thank current and former servicemen and women. So, thanks.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 23, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

F ChRiS LarRy.

Posted by: TDawg1 | May 23, 2009 8:58 PM | Report abuse


That's some nice updating for a Memorial day Weekend, when most sources are unavailable because they are out celebrating it the way it was meant to be--buying electronic products on sale.

I'm concerned that the new tough guy commish will try to make an example out of the unpopular Snyder. And who pays the consequences? Long-suffering Redskin fansm, natch.

I mean it may not be proveable, but you know Speck and The Danny weren't just discussing Malcolm over dinner,

SPECK: Pass the dinner rolls, please.

DANNY: How many do you want?

SPECK: I'd like say, oh, 120 million dinner rolls.

DANNY: Hey, save a few for others! I'll pass you 100 million.

SPECK: Deal. Um, I mean, thanks.

Happy Memorial day all. I watched the John Ford-John Wayne-Robert Montgomery classic "They were Expendable" for about the 50th time. GREAT movie.


Posted by: TheCork | May 23, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

(Like before the military-industrial complex transmogrified into the freakin' Thing that Dwight Eisenhower warned us about..And the Federal Reserve wasnt owned by the war-profiteering Rothschilds and offshore (no tax) banks)...Anyway, yeah, plenty of my line fought in wars , Peace in Memory, soldyahs, put the Mind on the Record..

Posted by: frak | May 23, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Why is the league interviewing Haynesworth? How dumb would he have to be to implicate his new boss in tampering? Goodell needs to speak with La Canfora, he's the one with all the good dirt on the Skins.

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | May 23, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Tampering?

Who Cares!

It's not like the Titans were on the brink of re-signing Haynesworth and we whispered in his agents ear and ruined everything. They knew they couldn't sign him and had already said goodbye. What's the big fat problem here?

Perhaps the NFL's time would be better spent finding a tampering case that actually had some meaning to it and left us alone.

Posted by: edvar | May 23, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Why is the league interviewing Haynesworth? How dumb would he have to be to implicate his new boss in tampering? Goodell needs to speak with La Canfora, he's the one with all the good dirt on the Skins.

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | May 23, 2009 10:13 PM

He's speaking to Haynesworth because, with all the Snyder hate out there, Haynesworth is the only one who will say "Nope. I've never been tampered with by Mr. Snyder." This way he can be like Fox News -- Fairly Balanced.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 23, 2009 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Can we get some real inside information instead of this typical crap?

Sorry I just always wanted to say that.

Posted by: SMACK1 | May 23, 2009 11:10 PM | Report abuse

f the Titans

Posted by: jonthefisherman | May 23, 2009 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Interview Earnest Byner.

Posted by: Xlnt | May 23, 2009 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth for a #5 pick?

We will take it...

Now let's move on

Posted by: snyerrocks | May 23, 2009 11:48 PM | Report abuse

GO BIG RED

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 24, 2009 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Ok, so who else is happy Edwin Williams' mug shot was finally taken down Redskins front page here? I know its not much better now....but it really is. Note to RI team...if there is going to be considerable lag time between stories...please...just use a pic of a cheerleader or something. Thanks.

Posted by: araz1 | May 24, 2009 2:10 AM | Report abuse

who still looks at the redskins front page and does not just have the RSS of Insider. Araz1 seriously what year are you from 2004?

I would like to see some proof of tampering. Anyone hear anything?

Posted by: alex35332 | May 24, 2009 7:26 AM | Report abuse

Oh and yes happy Memorial day to the vets. I may detest war and politically think that the MIC is destroyed our nation and that companies like Lockheed Martin should be brought to the Hague. But thats not on the vets.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 24, 2009 7:51 AM | Report abuse

"...please...just use a pic of a cheerleader or something."


Which one?

Jamilla, Megs, Kelly, Ashley A., and Michelle S. are the most tempting from Moe's pov.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 24, 2009 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Jamilla, Megs, Kelly, Ashley A., and Michelle S. are the most tempting from Moe's pov.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 24, 2009 7:58 AM | Report abuse

how bout that pick of Cooley and his wife.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 24, 2009 8:01 AM | Report abuse

From the AP:

"In addition to Haynesworth, Daniel Snyder has also been accused of tampering with Dade County Ballots in 2000, the 1985 NBA Draft Lottery and Tylenol in 1982"

It's gonna be a long year.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 24, 2009 8:34 AM | Report abuse

"It's not like the Titans were on the brink of re-signing Haynesworth and we whispered in his agents ear and ruined everything. They knew they couldn't sign him and had already said goodbye. What's the big fat problem here?"

Problem is the Titans suspect they won't be as good this coming season, and need somebody to blame other than themselves.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 24, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Ok, so who else is happy Edwin Williams' mug shot was finally taken down Redskins front page here? I know its not much better now....but it really is.
Posted by: araz1 | May 24, 2009 2:10 AM | Report abuse

I became strangely attached to that picture of Edwin Williams. He seemed to be glaring at me through my computer screen. I printed that picture and turned it into a shrine in my living room, complete with water features and candles.

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | May 24, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps The Post should replace the picture of Jason LaCanfora at RI with a cropped version of the Edwin Williams picture.

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | May 24, 2009 9:16 AM | Report abuse

"....how bout that pick of Cooley and his wife."

Ms. Cooley gets props from making the decision to ignore the rules about not 'fraternizing' with the players the cheerleaders have to follow to land a husband.

I remember there was some kind of dust up (I believe she had to quit being a cheerleader) when news reached redskins' officials that she and #47 created their own little formation, but hey, could you blame either of them--thy do look good together.

Now if I can just get a photo of Moe and Jamilla there will be visual proof that god is good.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 24, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

This is a nothing charge. The "radio clip" they are talking about is an interview on 980 with Rock Cartwright. I somehow doubt he has any say in player aquisitions, though with our current brain trust, we need all the help we can get.

Posted by: CJHutch7673 | May 24, 2009 9:42 AM | Report abuse

It seems to me that when Goodell implements a stricter policy, it doesn't seem to take long for him to find a representative rule breaker to exhibit the punishment. Washington, unfortunately, is going to get nailed for this one. I think it will be only right. They cannot nullify the contract but they can take away picks. Stupid. It is just one more example of how poorly run this front office really is.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 24, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Note to RI team...if there is going to be considerable lag time between stories...please...just use a pic of a cheerleader or something. Thanks.

Posted by: araz1******

That is the BEST suggestion ever on RI!

Posted by: lsskinsfan | May 24, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I miss the mugshot of Edwin already!!

Palace traitors ain't nuthin' new in D.C., but we all know the real culprit is just plain organizational ignorance. I recommend a diet of Old 97s, the Cramps, Tiger Army, psychobillies with mohawks to the ceiling..

Put this Williams on the line-

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_thlFYTjJbmQ/RoPpeJqbe3I/AAAAAAAABGk/gPmPGNjY5dg/s640/jackalslp.JPG

Posted by: frak | May 24, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

It amuses me that any Redskin fan would be worried about losing draft picks at this point. We are so inept in that department that we may save some cap room and embarrassment and anger.

Posted by: wfchez | May 24, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

It's a tough love day up here!

Posted by: SMACK1 | May 24, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: frak | May 24, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

There's so much wrong here I don't know where to begin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4V9pQsOc30

Posted by: SMACK1 | May 24, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Jon Runyan:
Season Team G GS
2008 Philadelphia Eagles 16 16
2007 Philadelphia Eagles 16 16
2006 Philadelphia Eagles 16 16
2005 Philadelphia Eagles 16 16
2004 Philadelphia Eagles 16 16
2003 Philadelphia Eagles 16 16
2002 Philadelphia Eagles 16 16
2001 Philadelphia Eagles 16 16
2000 Philadelphia Eagles 16 16
1999 Tennessee Titans 16 16
1998 Tennessee Oilers 16 16
1997 Tennessee Oilers 16 16
1996 Houston Oilers 10 0
TOTAL 202 192

An oldie but goodie

Posted by: fwroy | May 24, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I agree, Runyan or Mulitalo (is he there) would be solid additions..

SMACK1, they is all wrong, but the bassist had a beak nose like Belew, is that like a prerequisite on the resume', like the pipe prosthesis on drummer #2..Deathfest woulda shoulda coulda, but too many depots between here and Deathburg Depot, NBA playoffs is cheaper..

Posted by: frak | May 24, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

I would like to see some proof of tampering. Anyone hear anything?

Posted by: alex35332 |

You ever watch "Forensic Files?" Man they can lift danny's fingerprints off the toilet paper roll he used when he stayed at the hotel and spoke secretly to Speck.

They'll get his emails, phone LUDS, memoes.

If he did it, they'll find the evidence.

Yeah everyone does it, but....

Look it's a new NFL sheriff showing how tough he is. But he doesnt' want to start out wacking a Rooney or a Jones or senile ol' Al davis, so he'll start with the reviled guy...El Dano.

Posted by: TheCork | May 24, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

The backless bearskin is a particularly bad choice with the lowrider pink pants. Shirtless overalls is never a good look either. But yes, geniuses all!

Posted by: SMACK1 | May 24, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm...

Mebbe Danny ISN'T the worst owner in the NFL...

They may take away a pick from the 'skins for tampering...

If this is true, they should take away the entire Draft class from Dallas...

Story in "DALLAS MORNING NEWS" today.

Dallas Cowboys reinforced
practice facility last year
based on advice from ex-con

By BROOKS EGERTON / The Dallas Morning News
begerton@dallasnews.com

The Dallas Cowboys made major structural reinforcements to their practice facility last year using advice from a man who has falsified his educational credentials and served federal prison time for his role in a violent drug trafficking ring, a Dallas Morning News investigation shows.

Complete Story at….

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/stories/052409dnprocollapse2.479828a.html

Posted by: TheCork | May 24, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't miss that draft class, Cork.

Posted by: SMACK1 | May 24, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

"The Dallas Cowboys made major structural reinforcements to their practice facility last year using advice from a man who has falsified his educational credentials and served federal prison time for his role in a violent drug trafficking ring, a Dallas Morning News investigation shows.-TheCork"

The sick thing is, it's systematic: these kind of idiots are ENCOURAGED and Nationwide..You want to know the ugly reality?? The Cia/mafiaidiots that poison America do so in a form of class war, to keep the Elites comfortably at the top, without questioning..And it all stems from the corrupt privatization of the Federal Reserve system instituted just before the Great Depression..They TRIGGERED the Great Depression, to buy up everything at firesale prices, even attempted a fascist coup of FDR, thankfully thwarted by Marine General Smedley Butler (a Quaker)..Now their slow-motion Nazification of America and the West is easily funded through their private control of the U.S. Treasury's printing presses..Why has the Dollar fallen so low?? Oversupply for this very reason, the Nazis attempted to crash the British economy through flooding with counterfeit Pounds..The banksters gangsterize America and the West to maintain control for their cushy lifestyles...

Posted by: frak | May 24, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

And, Dog, if you're the Prez , and you threaten the status quo money that owns the Fed, they'll zap your a** quicker than a New York minute...

http://tribes.tribe.net/2012the-end-times/thread/d7c89af9-05c8-4eb9-9675-1be788ba25cf

Posted by: frak | May 24, 2009 9:05 PM | Report abuse

I love and hate NFL Replay.

Redskins v. Cowboys, Nov. 16, Sunday night on NBC.

I had forgotten just how bad the redskins' offense was and good the defense is: the defense came up with turnovers, created short fields, and the offense rewarded the effort by scoring 10 points and missing a field goal.

Dallas' defensive linemen D Ware and J Ratliff beat the redskins' offensive linemen like they were bad children.

Folks complain that JC17 ain't all that.

He played well and did all last season.

He's a work in progress about to reach fruition.

He needs support outside of Portis leaving the field after every other carry and Moss/Cooley catching the occasional short pass over the middle.

But anybody who watched the replay of the cowboys v. redskins' game would've seen a good quarterback getting constantly harassed and throwing decent balls to indecent pass-dropping, easy to cover wideouts.

We complain about Campbell. I bet he could complain about a few things himself, but won't as that's just not his style--thank god.

And of course, the team didn't take major steps to improve line play or wideout play.

We go into the summer without having added a nice vet wideout (is M harrison still out there?) or making a couple of 'big splashy moves' to improve the offensive line.

The title of the redskins' 2009 season is already on the can: 'Same as it ever was'.

And who wants to watch a replay of that?

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 25, 2009 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Don't worry Lyndon Larouche, I mean "Frak"-- with your help we'll be going back to the gold standard.

Posted by: ElYeah | May 25, 2009 8:05 AM | Report abuse

BRING BACK EDWIN WILLIAMS!
BRING BACK EDWIN WILLIAMS!
BRING BACK EDWIN WILLIAMS!
BRING BACK EDWIN WILLIAMS!
BRING BACK EDWIN WILLIAMS!
BRING BACK EDWIN WILLIAMS!
BRING BACK EDWIN WILLIAMS!
BRING BACK EDWIN WILLIAMS!

Posted by: SkinsfaninPeru | May 25, 2009 9:08 AM | Report abuse

No news is No news.

The only evidence they have is Rock Cartwright. He is a nobody and when they interview him, he'll just tell them he was speaking out of turn and had no real knowledge. (He'll will then be cut in preseason and MArcus Mason will make the squad)

And no way they will prosecute this off some biased writer's blog (Peter King) and/or newspaper article.

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 25, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

mistamo: "He needs support outside of Portis leaving the field after every other carry and Moss/Cooley catching the occasional short pass over the middle."

See, I suspect part of the problem is Portis carrying the ball too much.

It worked great during that initial run, but not so well afterwards. Betts, a very respectable back in his own right, had only 61 carries for the entire season.

Portis is a decent receiver, but Betts is better, and having him in the backfield more often wouldn't hurt Campbell at all.

I'm told Zorn and his staff regard Portis as a great deal better than Betts, as opposed to the Gibbs free-substitution policy.

The O-line underwhelmed in the last eight games, but Clinton Portis wasn't up to his earlier form, either.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 25, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

LaRouche is an undercover gov't operative, like Alex Jones, but the sidelong glance, urgently, priceless..

Posted by: frak | May 25, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

They TRIGGERED the Great Depression, to buy up everything at firesale prices, even attempted a fascist coup of FDR, thankfully thwarted by Marine General Smedley Butler (a Quaker)..Now their slow-motion Nazification of America and the West is easily funded through their private control of the U.S. Treasury's printing presses..Why has the Dollar fallen so low?.-FRAK

Yo dude. Can I pick up one of them tinfoil hats like you wear?

Your faux post-modernist ersatz hipster argot just sounds wack, not convincing. Any point you're trying to make is lost because:

1. You're writing in a language only stoners can translate.

2. Wrong forum.

Not to say that some of your points aren't valid, but try to work Leigh Torrence into your screed if you want anyone to pay attention ..

Posted by: TheCork | May 25, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

"faux post-modernist ersatz hipster argot" Wow! That does about sum it up...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | May 25, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Per PFT:

The Redskins aren’t expected to be penalized by the NFL as league officials investigate whether they tampered in obtaining DT Albert Haynesworth.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 25, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Yeh, its true though about them Cowboys, the original cowboys were outcasts from society, homosexuals and cow molesters (hence the term "cowpokes")..They referred to each other in flowery faux Indian names like "Three Cow Woman" and "Farting Owl" during their wild campfire orgies on the range..

(Cork you and Charlie Casserly should get married, you could be Mr. and Mrs. Felix Ungar folding the napkins nice and square.)

Posted by: frak | May 25, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse

"Humping Leg Coyote"
"Chain Train Bear"
"Twink That Hooks By The Moon"
"Flaming Eagle"
"Horse that Rides Man"

Posted by: frak | May 25, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

"...I suspect part of the problem is Portis carrying the ball too much..."

Maybe.

Maybe not.

But this year, the problem shouldn't be his carrying the ball to were he becomes the singular offensive weapon the team has.

I mean, why pay Betts, then have him sitting as much as he does?

A case study is how the jints used D Ward and B Jacobs in a smart and effective rotation that saved both backs legs for the length of the season.

The cards mixed E James in with T Hightower in the same way and got great mileage out of Edge in the playoffs.

Such a system works when one back is willing to say, "Hey, I know I'm a warrior and all that, but I'm beat up right now, so I'll sit down and let the other guy carry the rock for a few games."

And this is where CP maybe let the team down: when he was beat up, he should've taken a 'game vacation' for a week or two and rested up for the final stretch of the season.

As it was, Poris was so banged up that had the skins made the playoffs, he would not have been effective.

The goal this year has got to be to find a way to get both Betts and Poris to share carries, knowing the better of the two will be there healthy in Dec/Jan.

A two-headed running back attack would be a direct way to create some other yards/points threat for opposing defenses to plan for when they play the skins.

So maybe Portis carrying so much is or is not a problem: but predictability always is.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 25, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

"...I suspect part of the problem is Portis carrying the ball too much..."

Maybe.

Maybe not.

But this year, the problem shouldn't be his carrying the ball to were he becomes the singular offensive weapon the team has.

I mean, why pay Betts, then have him sitting as much as he does?

A case study is how the jints used D Ward and B Jacobs in a smart and effective rotation that saved both backs legs for the length of the season.

The cards mixed E James in with T Hightower in the same way and got great mileage out of Edge in the playoffs.

Such a system works when one back is willing to say, "Hey, I know I'm a warrior and all that, but I'm beat up right now, so I'll sit down and let the other guy carry the rock for a few games."

And this is where CP maybe let the team down: when he was beat up, he should've taken a 'game vacation' for a week or two and rested up for the final stretch of the season.

As it was, Poris was so banged up that had the skins made the playoffs, he would not have been effective.

The goal this year has got to be to find a way to get both Betts and Poris to share carries, knowing the better of the two will be there healthy in Dec/Jan.

A two-headed running back attack would be a direct way to create some other yards/points threat for opposing defenses to plan for when they play the skins.

So maybe Portis carrying so much is or is not a problem: but predictability always is.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 25, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

farkulum, go hug a vet man!

Posted by: SMACK1 | May 25, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Kissed my mom already..Gave Dad a call...But I might end up shootin one of them dudes on a motorcycle..

Posted by: frak | May 25, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

1st, Thank you to all veterans, including my brother doing his 3rd tour in the Iraq.

2nd. Moe I disagree. That's when it's up to the coaches. And they haven't been making good deceisions as far as the RB position. The only time they took him out, they shoudn't have (Bmore). If they have a better chanec with injured Portis, then let him stay in. Ladell isn't proven. The 1,000 yard season doesn't count because Portis wasn't even playing..

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 25, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Go BIG RED

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 25, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Anybody else feel that nuclear test last night?? I felt its death rays, exactly in the direction of Korea..Then I had a dream I was a scarred up museum worker making an exhibit of the future world war, giant murals of destroyed cities behind me..

Portis will do fine if we can hold the line..

Posted by: frak | May 25, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

"If they have a better chanec with injured Portis, then let him stay in. Ladell isn't proven. The 1,000 yard season doesn't count because Portis wasn't even playing..
Posted by: 4thFloor"

He wasn't? He started 7 games, carried the ball 127 times for 521 yards, and caught 17 passes for 170.

Betts started 9 times, had 245 rush attempts, gained 1145 yards (4.7 avg) and caught 53 passes for 445 yards.

In '08 Betts missed three games with injuries but still... only 61 carries? While Portis had 342?

Clinton might have been a little fresher if they'd divided the carries a bit more evenly.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 25, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

I don't get it.

Folks say, "A half of a back is better than a fully healthy back."

Me?: I rest my best horse so he's ready for the final stretch rather than being excited that he's the Player of the week in late September.

And I'm sorry: yes, Portis is good, but it's not like Ladell Betts is Marcus Mason.

The trend in the league is two-backs good, one-back bad.

And only a pig on animal farm believes otherwise.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 25, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Ubntil real Skins news..........

UFC is great! Karate is back after machida KO's Rashad.
Lyoto Machida sent yet another shot heard around the proverbial mixed martial arts world with his second-round blitzkrieg of Evans, keeping intact his perfect career record and increasing his UFC win streak to seven fights.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | May 25, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

(Cork you and Charlie Casserly should get married, you could be Mr. and Mrs. Felix Ungar folding the napkins nice and square.)

Posted by: frak

Oh Frak, thank you for reverting to Stodgy ol' English for your retort. You did it for me? You needn't have, I speak Jive and several other languages.

An "Odd Couple" reference? How droll. Only thing is, unlike you, Neil Simon writes kinda--what's the word I'm looking for?--oh, right "funny."

Oh well, back to the tinfoil paranoia and faux post modern hipster argot with you.

Posted by: TheCork | May 25, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

OK, how much y'all gonna pay me to start routing for a different team.

In hockey, I'm an SJ Sharks fan. Best record in hockey, exit the playoffs in round 1. In lacrosse, it Cornell. Up 3 goals with 5 minutes to go for the championship, get tied with 4 seconds left ... and lose in OT.

In football, its the Skins. Its gotta be worth big $$ to you guys to get me to move on. I waiting for offers (and I don't take wives of anyone's hands).

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 25, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Weren't Wilbur Marshall and Ken Harvey both black belts?? Dorje Drolo from Darjeeling, the Thunderbolt Within..

Posted by: frak | May 25, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Somebody needs to call out those National Spelling Bee judges on ESPN, they give the Indian Hindu girl with a moustache a french word meaning the fleece of buffalo cows ("parfleche"), and then they give the jewish girl a Hebrew word (which she blows anyway)..The politics of the nouveau riche is a pot of boiling oil wrapped in a garnish of Ivy (league)..

Posted by: frak | May 25, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Where's La Canfora?

One day, Cindy Boren drops a lil bit of info, Mark Maske the next.

What's up with that?

How can a blog be owned by a guy who doesn't manage it?

I went to the slurpilistic (my word for a 'kiss a$$' situation) Redskins' page and saw that their blogger Matt Terl keeps an ongoing flow of tidbits for his blog.

Obviously, Jasno is down and can't get up.


Best Redskin blog:

pick'em:

Jason La Canfora, WA PO

Matt Terl, Washington Redskins team website

Moe's heart remains with RI Nation--if you gotta ask why, then you don't need to know why.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 25, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Damn, frak. Unless you're in the 12-14 age range yourself, jonin' on a 14 year old girl's appearance is just wack. What a backhanded "defense" of some kid on national TV trying to spell words that most college grads have never uttered (the fleece of buffalo cows?).

Posted by: Alan4 | May 25, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

what would all the anti-military folks out there do with the North Korean situation?

Posted by: lsskinsfan | May 25, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

I don't mind the XY genetic blip that caused the moustache..I DO mind the cultural callousness or simply ignorance of the judges (I doubt its just ignorance- its probably just richboy viciousness against the up and coming smart Indians, those judges aren't dumb)..North Korea has a hard time growing food, for one thing, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the war-provocateuring NeoCons sent him a batch of whiskey and cigars, just so they can maintain the funding pipeline to Lockheed Martin and Co...

Posted by: frak | May 25, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

lsskinsfan, I think you might have to clarify your question.

"Anti-miliary" meaning against all things miliary? (I've met very few people in this category.)

Or "anti-military" meaning against a military solution to the NK problem? (This includes a lot of people I respect.)

After 15 years on active duty, I have the utmost respect for my colleagues whether they wear blue, green, or bell-bottoms. But it irks me to no end that some people think the military should be the first tool for solving every international problem that comes along. Especially when the people who beat the drums of war the most requested 5 deferments to avoid a war they claim they supported.

Posted by: Alan4 | May 25, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

miliary = military. D'oh!

Posted by: Alan4 | May 25, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

what would all the anti-military folks out there do with the North Korean situation?

Posted by: lsskinsfan | May 25, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

We could just have zcezcest1 throw his support behind their nuclear program. Or we could throw the nation into chaos by having a whole bunch of pizzas delivered.

Oh, an emergency meeting of the UN? No, we're going with zeek and the pizzas.

Posted by: SMACK1 | May 25, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Teaser on a Yahoo Sports lead-in:

Jay Cutler is charged with jolting the Bears' offense with unproven WRs and a big question mark guarding his blindside.

Hmmm. Wonder what the lead-in would have been if he had come to DC???

Posted by: Alan4 | May 25, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

"OK, how much y'all gonna pay me to start routing for a different team...Its gotta be worth big $$ to you guys to get me to move on. I waiting for offers (and I don't take wives of anyone's hands)."

I want you to rout for our team. I don't give a darn who you root for, but we could use a router.

And my hands don't have any wives.


Posted by: zcezcest1

Posted by: Samson151 | May 25, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

I think the NFL should investigate Danny.......With tampering with himself as an owner.............

Posted by: BingCreole | May 26, 2009 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Very funny SMACK. If I rout for N Korea, their find some heartbreaking way to lose their nuke program. Great strategy. I'll rout for the ronery guy (Team America reference).

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 26, 2009 12:30 AM | Report abuse

"Oh well, back to the tinfoil paranoia and faux post modern hipster argot with you."

Standard retort of an imaginationless ossified bore..Go buy your stale reality at the mall..

Posted by: frak | May 26, 2009 3:37 AM | Report abuse

(I always upset the condescending, haughty authority junkies, I is like the Second Law of Thermodynamics to their brittle teetering authority structure..though the weekend beer did not make myself as clear as I would have liked..)

Posted by: frak | May 26, 2009 4:09 AM | Report abuse

lsskinsfan, I think you might have to clarify your question.

"Anti-miliary" meaning against all things miliary? (I've met very few people in this category.)

Or "anti-military" meaning against a military solution to the NK problem? (This includes a lot of people I respect.)****

Against having a military solution on the table. I too am a veteran, and truly wish wars weren't needed. Unfortunately, there exist some that can't be peacefully negotiated with IMHO.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | May 26, 2009 6:43 AM | Report abuse

Everybody does it, but nothing happens 'cause the offending Team never files a complaint.

The fact that the Titans did tells me that the Skins made off with the goods and Big Al is the real deal, he's healthy and the Tit's did not think they would loose him.

Danny's money was too much for them to overcome.

Go Skins.

Butcha' know, I'm kinda likin' this NFL commissioner less and less. He, I think is gonna start to smell.

The last time I checked the NFL wasn't broken when he took over, but you would think it was with his approach to the League and his holier than thou I got you by the balls playa' decisions when they screw up.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | May 26, 2009 7:10 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, Cindy, and a very happy weekend to you, too. And while I'm in a thanking mood, a great big thank you to all the veterans of the United States armed services out there. I know Monday's holiday specifically honors the fallen, but it gives us a chance to thank current and former servicemen and women. So, thanks.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 23, 2009 8:50 PM

Posted by: Chia_Pet | May 26, 2009 7:34 AM | Report abuse

A day late, but I second that motion.

Thanks.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | May 26, 2009 7:37 AM | Report abuse

"...I'm kinda likin' this NFL commissioner less and less."


Is he, Roger Goodell, a commissioner or well-paid football cop?

It seems the only time you hear anything about the guy, it's connected to his reprimanding a player for his behavior.

It's like he's the Nanny in a house of over-sized, pumped up arrogant kids.

Pete Rozell's tenure saw football become the god of American sports.

Paul Tagliabue oversaw the creation of NFL wealth via merchandising, tv contracts, and advertising revenues.

Goodell?: so far it looks like all he'll do is smack wrists for stupid behavior.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 26, 2009 8:08 AM | Report abuse

moe, yanks are hot, white hot, they're playing well right now.

listening to the talk radio this morning, and all the talk is of the Sox going after Nick Johnson, which you called either last week, or the week before, so big props to you.

what do I know though, other than nascar, softball and fishing...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 26, 2009 8:56 AM | Report abuse

NFl should take the Deadskins away from Danny Boy and move them to LA for tampering.

Posted by: sheepherder | May 26, 2009 9:11 AM | Report abuse

bean

The sound of the blue jays falling from first place is all I hear at the moment.

Again: if you take Doc Halladay out of their rotation, the jays are nothing.

Beware the Rays, though. They too are getting hot.

The AL East will have the best MLB race this summer: Sawx, Yanks, Rays.

The Sawx will add a hitter. Brad Penny will start to dominate.

The Rays will unleash David Price.

The Yanks will keep Hughes/Wang in their rotation somehow and trade away some of their outfield depth (X Nady has no secure spot on the team) for another bullpen arm.

It should be interesting.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 26, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

moe, buchholz, down in trip-a, had a no-no broken up in the 9th this weekend, so I'm under the impression that Penny could be moved for a bat, either a DH/1st basemen type, or a shortstop, which continues to be a problem for this team.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 26, 2009 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Two questions:

Does Jason Lacanfora still work at the Washington Post? The dude hasn't posted anything here in what seems like weeks. And second - are we every going to get some actual Redskins team news here again? At least this Haynesworth story isn't another useless poll question.

Posted by: skinsfan213 | May 26, 2009 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Two questions:

Does Jason Lacanfora still work at the Washington Post? The dude hasn't posted anything here in what seems like weeks. And second - are we every going to get some actual Redskins team news here again? At least this Haynesworth story isn't another useless poll question.

Posted by: skinsfan213 | May 26, 2009 9:29 AM | Report abuse

From P.King:
4. I think I don't expect the NFL to find the Redskins guilty of tampering with Albert Haynesworth -- Jason Cole of Yahoo! reported the investigation Saturday -- because I believe much of the investigation will center on the very public displays of affection Washington owner Dan Snyder had with Haynesworth's agent, Chad Speck, in Indianapolis at the scouting combine. Snyder and Speck had dinner in full view of half the coaches and scouts in the city. You'd be naïve to think they weren't discussing Haynesworth; that's one of the reasons the league's owners are considering a new rule that will make it legal for teams to speak with agents and looming free-agents in the week before the free market opens.

I understand the Titans think Washington poisoned the water for Haynesworth and made it impossible for him to even consider coming back to Tennessee, but the flaw in that logic is that the Titans were never, ever going to pay Haynesworth the landmark contract he got from Washington.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 26, 2009 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Bean

Move Brad Penny?

Naw, thing is, you always need pitching.

If a front line guy goes down or becomes ineffective, a sixth starter (Bucholz)can step in from Trip A and take over for few games or slide into the bullpen to long relieve.

Plus: Penny is a vet and baseball guys like vet pitchers.

If Nick Johnson is 'the guy' the Sawx want, trust me, the Nats will take a couple of position player prospects to move him and his salary.

The trick is to wait them--the Nats management--out while faking like you want another guy. Waiting is better game to play as some other guy might come into view giving Theo options.

Plus: Theo will not move a vet pitcher like Penny to add a hitter. But I bet he wishes at hitter like H Ramirez was still in the Sawx system.

What would he move to get that guy back from the Marlins?

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 26, 2009 9:50 AM | Report abuse

moe, the Marlins signed Hanley to a 3-4 year deal this offseason, so unless the sox or any team were to absolutely blow the marlins out of the water with like 3-4 top guys, I don't see him getting moved.

Because Penny is only signed to a 1 year deal, and because the sox love young, home-grown guys, I think they'd move Penny before they moved Buchholz.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 26, 2009 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Saw the Peter King comment. Whether the Titans wanted Albert or not should have zero bearing on the tampering charge. That's not the question. King should know that.

Seems 'proof' however, would be pretty tough to come by unless someone was foolish enough to leave a paper trail

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 26, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

"...but the flaw in that logic is that the Titans were never, ever going to pay Haynesworth the landmark contract he got from Washington."

Massively true.

Maybe the Titans figure, "Hey, we weren't to pay Haynesworth, but let's cry 'foul' anyways and see if we can milk a draft pick out of the situation."

Where do they go wrong with that kind of thinking?

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 26, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Even if the NFL determines the Skins tampered, the Skins don't have any draft picks to give up! What a sweet strategy by Snyder and Vinnie the Pasta Boy.

Posted by: i155133 | May 26, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Two questions:

Does Jason Lacanfora still work at the Washington Post? The dude hasn't posted anything here in what seems like weeks. And second - are we every going to get some actual Redskins team news here again? At least this Haynesworth story isn't another useless poll question.

Posted by: skinsfan213 | May 26, 2009 9:29 AM

I'm with skinsfan231, 110%!!!! I don't think a day should go by without a post from JLC!!!! Enough of him relying on people to fill in for him while he's on vacation!!!! The guy shouldn't even be given a vacation, especially during the busiest weeks at Redskins Park.

And, yeah, I'm disgusted by the lack of news. Here's six things that have gone ignored by the so-called "Washington-Post:"

1. Because of all the rain, they've had to cut the grass at Redskins Park twice a week instead of every five days. This is a MAJOR expense at the time when they least need it.

2. Where's Clinton Portis? Huh? This will turn out to be big news once we find out.

3. Is Chris Cooley's wife pregnant, and by whom, and if not why not? Someone's not getting the job done, and we need to know who.

4. What does Albert Haynesworth's house look like, and where is it? Huh? Is he renting or buying? This will tell us a lot about the future of the franchise.

5. Where is Jack Kent Cooke's son, and is he bringing a court action to try to get the team back or, at least, to clear his reputation as a ninny? Huh?

6. How many times a day are Cnyder and Serrato playing squash and who's winning? Huh? This will tell us a lot about the future of their relationship.

There is news all around, and all we are getting up here are lousy opinion polls, plus a lot of attitude from nits like skinsfan213, while Jasno takes a "vacation."

No offense, mind you. Just callin' 'em as I sees 'em.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 26, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abuse

"...the Skins don't have any draft picks to give up!"

I believe we are lacking only a 6th round pick for the 2010 draft.

We need all of our picks, sorry.

At some point, several bad contracts start coming off the books, and you have to hope the team uses its picks to turn the roster over--something every NFL does in an bi-annual effort to stay young and fast.

The redskins could stand to shed several plus 29 years of age players over the next two seasons--most of them offensive linemen.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 26, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

At some point, several bad contracts start coming off the books, and you have to hope the team uses its picks to turn the roster over--something every NFL does in an bi-annual effort to stay young and fast.

The redskins could stand to shed several plus 29 years of age players over the next two seasons--most of them offensive linemen.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 26, 2009 11:00 AM

They've already started this year with Kendall.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 26, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

The redskins could stand to shed several plus 29 years of age players over the next two seasons--most of them offensive linemen.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 26, 2009 11:00 AM

They've already started this year with Kendall.

Posted by: talent_evaluator

Good approach. Lose the one guy who stayed healthy last year.

No, he's probably ready to go, but still that's hardly anything approaching a salary shed.

Can' t dump BIG salaried Jansen or Portis because of two ill-advised contracts.

As for the OLINE: Need to pray someone can play ORT and that the aging Samuels and Thomas can recover from surgery, that Rabach holds up, and that Dock plays better than last year...or once agan the offense will turn into a shambles.

Add to that, they have to try to develop cohesiveness against a brutal pre-season schedule...

Posted by: TheCork | May 26, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Anyone see that ESPN Insider's "Rumor" thingy has a rumor that Michael Vick may re-unite with former Hokie Deangelo Hall in DC? Interested in seeing what their scoop is.

Posted by: psps23 | May 26, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

psp, sounds like they're throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 26, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

You better get your fat ass back here and start feeding us s#*t, JLC!

Posted by: noseman4681 | May 26, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Talent Evaluator: No need to be an $%^ - I was just posing a question. There's news, thoughts, analysis, and interviews on the Redskins being posted elsewhere during this offseason downtime. My point is that this is supposed to be a Redskins blog, and there's been a decided lack of "Redskins" for a while now.

And don't even get me started over who's a "nit" here and who's not. Save your witty sarcasm for something that matters....

Posted by: skinsfan213 | May 26, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

What's so bad about the preseason schedule is that it features three teams:

ravens
stillers
pats

that might provide a blueprint for attacking the redskins offense early on in the season.

And given the blitz happy nature of the ravens/stillers, you have to hope the pass protection holds up and JC isn't hit or injured during a meaningless moment in a meaningless preseason game.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 26, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

"...ESPN Insider's "Rumor" thingy has a rumor that Michael Vick may re-unite with former Hokie Deangelo Hall in DC?"

That's killer.

ESPN Insider is getting guys to pay to read about unfounded rumors.

That's like a newspaper charging folks to read their own horoscopes.

That's like spending money to get your palm red by Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder.

Memba him?: he's the guy who said Moe lacked the 'intangibles' and 'necessities' needed to post in this blog.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 26, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

It's interesting that someone gets / needs vacation from a job that requires 6 months of "work". By "work", i mean covering a football team.

Posted by: the_shocker1 | May 26, 2009 11:53 AM | Report abuse

the_shocker1,
He is covering the Redskins, and this city needs year round skinfo. Its not like his is covering the Lions or Cardinals, where the fannies does not care.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 26, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Boil that dust, Speck.

Posted by: dcsween | May 26, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

"ravens
stillers
pats"

Well, what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger..

Danny might just get Michael Vick- He'd look great over the skull fireplace and the conquistador skeleton, next to the growling white tiger head..

Posted by: frak | May 26, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

well played and funny, t_e @ 10:59.

sometimes there just isn't anything to report. but you could get "insider" info like:

What kind of sod is the groundskeeper using?

Is housekeeping using the streak resistant Windex?

Are the building engineers switching every light bulb from fluorescent to incandescent?

Are the security guards now eqquiped with stun-guns, and if so, have the offensive and defensive linemen started taking bets on who could take a stunning and how long they could last?

Due to the heavy rain from last night and further expected rainfall, what type of drainage plans do they have in Ashburn?

Those are 5 Q's that ponder my mind.

No kidding.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 26, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 26, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

This is very good!
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