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Albert Haynesworth turns in best performance as a Redskin

When the Redskins signed Albert Haynesworth to a contract that included a then-record $41 million in guaranteed money, they envisioned him lifting the performance of the entire defense.

And although Haynesworth played in just 12 games last season, he had a major impact in improving the pass rush of the NFL's 10th-ranked unit. But Haynesworth took things to another level in Sunday's 17-14 victory over the Chicago Bears.

He played in the Bears' backfield most of the afternoon during his best performance as a Redskin. The two-time all-pro player had impressive statistics for an interior lineman, including his first sack of the season and two tackles for losses.

More than his statistics, however, Haynesworth set the tone for the entire defense, which fed off his energy, players said.

"When the big fella plays the way he did, it's just great for our whole defense," inside linebacker and defensive captain London Fletcher said. "Albert really played great and made a lot of big plays. Yeah, he can play a little."

Haynesworth made things easier up front for the Redskins.

"A lot times they would try to double him and he was still beating it," outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. "When he goes out there and plays like that, he really just does a lot to help us."

By Jason Reid  | October 25, 2010; 9:54 AM ET
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How can any real 'Skins fan gripe this morning. Wins in the NFL are so hard to come by that every single one needs to be valued. Yeah, the Redskins didn't play a perfect game or even a great game BUT THEY WON and beat yet ANOTHER first place team.

The offense is capable and can grind out yards on the ground with the threat of going deep - which we could not do last year to save our lives.

No one in the NFC has demonstrated ownership of any of the top spots in the conference and the ones that were predicted to hold those spots got beat by the skins or are having trouble of their own.

Two things to hang your hat on:
So far this season, the 'Skins have handed defeat to Tony Romo, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick, Aaron Rogers and Jay Cutler. Last I heard, these were all supposedly franchise QB's.

Also, this season still falls into the "If you had told me last year..." scenario. If you told me after week 17 last year that we would land Shanny, Allen, Shanny Jr., Hazlenut, McNabb etc., and beat the 'Pokes in week 1 and hold wins over the Iggles, Green Bay and Chicago to go with a 2-0 division record and a 4-3 overall record...trust me....YOU ALL WOULD HAVE TAKEN IT.

Smile, be happy, treat yourself to another cup of Starbucks and smile at the Dallas fans because - now even more than usual - they wish they were you.

JUST WIN BABY, JUST WIN!

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

watching Galloway's "pull up" yesterday that caused one of mcNabbs INTs.. I can see why Bellichick cut him after his 3rd game last year with the Pats.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Gentlemen, happy Monday!!! How bout those Skins. One thing I didn't like about yesterday is that Twitter feed RI put up. There was basically no1 on there.

Posted by: roccoskins | October 25, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Wait - you mean something OTHER than statistics carries import in football?!

Yeah, it was nice to see him sack Cutler using the guard.. hahahaha!

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 25, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

@ roccoskins, I did see your tweet there! But alas, I'm not a twitterer.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 25, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

In honor of this win and to show my fanhood, I pooped the letter "R" this morning. It was even curled at the right spots, too. Hail, skizzles.

Posted by: pgugino | October 25, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Al was a beast yesterday. He and DeAngelo should share Defensive Player of the Week honors this week.

I hope Carlos Rogers was taking notes.

Haters are still gonna hate but the hate will ring hollow this week.

Posted by: Original_etrod | October 25, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

In honor of this win and to show my fanhood, I pooped the letter "R" this morning. It was even curled at the right spots, too. Hail, skizzles.

Posted by: pgugino | October 25, 2010 10:19 AM

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Snyder's lawyers will be contacting you for unfair use Trademark infringement.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I predict a Dallas troll ranting about how we should have lost and how their gonna get their season rolling against the Giants tonight in 3....2......1.....

Posted by: monk811 | October 25, 2010 9:24 AM

A Big L tonight in Big D should finish off Dallas and the last of their trolls.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 25, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Yeah right, they would be 1-15 and they'd still be talking smack, and it doesn't matter if you answer them back or not, they are never going away.

We should get used to USELESS things, let's list a few:

Tags on a Mattress that say don't tear off

Mosquitos (annoying little f*ckers)

T i t s on a bullfrog

Cowboy fans

Vinny C.

Am I missing any?

Posted by: monk811 | October 25, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

RI Poll Question of the Day:

Knowing what we know now about the 2010 season and player performances, which would you rather have?

A) Move up in the draft and take Sam Bradford - find a LT later in the draft or via trade/FA (like Jamaal Brown)

B) McNabb and Trent Williams.

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

So your point is that no team can draft a franchise QB? Well, the Rams, the Patriots, the Colts, the Giants, the Chargers, the Packers, the Jets, the Falcons, all send their regards.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 25, 2010 10:05 AM


Here you go again with the reading comprehension...let me break it down for you again. What I'm saying is that you don't definitely, absolutely, HAVE to draft a QB or build EXCLUSIVELY through the draft. You make it sound like that's the ONLY acceptable way of building a team and I'm saying you're wrong in that assumption--as the Ravens, Bucs, and Ravens showed us in the last decade.

It's easy to say "let's draft our own Josh Freeman or Sam Bradford" when you see which guys are playing at that level. God knows the Bears haven't had a legit QB since the 40s. The Rams and Bucs had to kiss a lot of frogs to get to the guys you're listing.

McNabb is the best option we've got for where this team is today. We can still draft our "QB of the Future"...all I'm saying is that day doesn't have to be today. Rolling with McNabb for 3-5 years and THEN getting the "QB of the Future" is a good plan and I don't see how you can spin that any other way.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 25, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Am I missing any?

Posted by: monk811 | October 25, 2010 10:23 AM

Hangovers

Posted by: PlayAction | October 25, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

McNabb & Silverback. We can get another QB via the draft.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 25, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

never thought JC and McNabb would have similar stats at this point in the season (not to mention the Raiders in 2nd place albeit 3-4). Skins could be getting a 4th pick, after all.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

On Sunday, AH looked like a $40 million player.

It's amazing what your most talented players can do for you when you

1) Let them play

and

2) put them in the positions that they best succeed in (4-3!!!)

I still can't believe that deactivating AH against the Colts was the best thing for the team - no way he couldn't have contributed SOMETHING.

Oh well....water under the bridge.

If AH keeps playing like this, then Shanny needs to be big-time credited for pulling the right strings and playing the right cards in this immensely difficult situation, b/c on Sunday we got our money's worth from AH.

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

We could have put that game away with a TD after Halls pick at their 10 yrd line. We didn't even get poins of that turnover. WE HAVE GOT TO SCORE IN THE RED ZONE. Until that improves I still feel uneasy about the offense. But 4-3 feels good.

Posted by: FedorEm | October 25, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

A) Move up in the draft and take Sam Bradford - find a LT later in the draft or via trade/FA (like Jamaal Brown)

B) McNabb and Trent Williams.


Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 10:24 AM


I see the value in both, but considering we're 4-3 with McNabb and Williams, I'll be happy with what we've got. Bradford looks good now, but I don't know if he's playing like that here.

onanygivensunday hits the nail on the head with Galloway...if he even makes a halfway decent attempt on that 2nd McNabb INT that's incomplete at worst. Instead, he does his best Todd Pinkston impersonation and costs us a possession. How McNabb is getting killed up here today and Galloway isn't the goat of the game (if you can really assess goat status to someone in a WIN) is beyond me...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 25, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Shanahan should just playnthe man and stop acting like He invented football!

Posted by: phildozier | October 25, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

never thought JC and McNabb would have similar stats at this point in the season (not to mention the Raiders in 2nd place albeit 3-4). Skins could be getting a 4th pick, after all.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 10:29 AM

That's because you weren't paying attention. They had similar stats last year. What McNabb brings to the Skins is a winner. He makes plays when needed. JCamp hasn't to date.

p1 I'd take the course the Skins did and get McNabb. This team needed leaders after last year particularly at QB.

Posted by: TWISI | October 25, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

galloway/williams should have been cut a while ago....I don't get their place on the roster, yet zero production....GB has a cat/WR on their PSquad I'd like this team to make a run at...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 25, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Shanahan should just playnthe man and stop acting like He invented football!

Posted by: phildozier | October 25, 2010 10:35 AM


Right...and the next time your kids step outta line, you should just let them do what they want and stop acting like you invented rules.

See how it works?

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 25, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Shanahan should just playnthe man and stop acting like He invented football!

Posted by: phildozier | October 25, 2010 10:35 AM

That's right...everyone knows beep-beep invented football.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 25, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

The 'Skins will tighten it up this week and after losing to the putrid Lions last year, will come out and take it to 'em this coming week and roll into their bye week at 5-3 and well in the mix for a wild card birth if not their division title.

Torain is a gem but Portis coming back in 3rd down passing situations (protection, screens, draws) will really help.

McNabb throws a lot of balls at ankles or in the dirt but he throws accurately on 20+ yard patterns.

I don't want to jinx anything but the 'Skins have been very, very fortunate to not have as many injuries as every team they've played this year. Briggs was out early and I don't even remember hearing Urlacher's name called all day.

Let's go get the Lions and get into the bye at 5-3.

Thanks: Haney, Torain, Hall, 'Rak, Landry, TWill, Moss, Cooley, Banks and Donavan.

PS - Haney must have a pretty amazing life to refer to a year in which he cashed 30 million worth of paychecks as the worst year of his life. We should all have such crappy years.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

never thought JC and McNabb would have similar stats at this point in the season

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse


Yeah, they don't really.

McNabb has passed for over 1000 more yards than Jason Campbell.

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

PS - Haney must have a pretty amazing life to refer to a year in which he cashed 30 million worth of paychecks as the worst year of his life. We should all have such crappy years.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I think it's because his brother just died...

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 25, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

RE: Poll

No way to move up and grab the #1 slot in draft without giving up several #1's plus additional picks, i.e. forget about rebuilding and depth.

But if it were easier to trade up A.) is the correct answer, although the o-line was broken and would have remained so, even with a J. Brown or a Chad Clifton at LT.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 25, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

How McNabb is getting killed up here today and Galloway isn't the goat of the game (if you can really assess goat status to someone in a WIN) is beyond me...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 25, 2010 10:31 AM

Well the reason it's beyond you is because, as usual, you only listen to yourself. Here's what Keim wrote about McNabb and about the interception that you're trying to blame on Galloway:


"Footwork was an issue a couple times, as always. On the Danieal Manning interception, Manning strode into the pass and sailed it high to Joey Galloway. Not that he was open anyway, so the decision wasn’t good, either. He missed Santana Moss in the end zone for another would-be touchdown. He fumbled while running up in the pocket and holding the ball away from his chest, easy swiping territory. Just mistakes that an 11-year vet shouldn’t make."

So, I'm going to repeat what I've been saying. Unless McNabb improves in the second season then we should get what we can for him and move on.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 25, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Greg, who are you talking about on GB's practice squad? Seems like they have quality WRs out the wazoo...

God knows I'd love to take James Jones off their hands...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 25, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

That's because you weren't paying attention. They had similar stats last year. What McNabb brings to the Skins is a winner. He makes plays when needed. JCamp hasn't to date...

Posted by: TWISI | October 25, 2010 10:35 AM

Kinda hard to make that argument. JCamp led his team to a 2-0 record in his division, coming from behind to snap a 13 game losing streak against one division rival and leading his team to a record for points scored against the other.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 25, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Chastin West brown...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 25, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Guess you were somewhere else this week when insider posted about the Shannies were messing around with Donovan's footwork -- an eleven year all pro in the league.

Guess you enjoy throwing around concepts like "pulling it out of your ass" because it makes you feel like a big man on the internet.

But what do I know?

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 25, 2010 8:40 AM

You don't think the Shanny's knew about McNabb's footwork before trading for him? You don't think they planned to work on his footwork before then? Also, you don't think players argue with ciaches all the time? I guess a little argument after an interception means they can't stand what each other is doing right? Your such a trivial little man that really doesn't know anything and you "pulled it all out of your ass."

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 25, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

galloway/williams should have been cut a while ago....I don't get their place on the roster, yet zero production....
Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 25, 2010 10:36 AM
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Galloway is Bruce's BF going back to Tampa.. If you watched him play the last few years.. you can see he actually "retired" in terms of making an effort, a long time ago.
Galloway should be cut.. Alligator hands are not what the young WR's should be seeing from the vets.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Funny how we don't have a DeAngelo Hall exclusive post from Reid.

DHall is one of the dudes who used to talk to Jason.

I'm wondering if Reid's lame desperate attempt to stir drama with his Hall/Haslett "heated discussion" article has changed something.


Anyhow...2 of our 4 wins this season we can thank DHall for giving us. I'm wondering if anyone out there still wants to say he's not worth the $$ or that Rogers is on his level/better than he is.

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

It's all about getting to 5-3 by the bye week....Then focus on improving the offense and winning against NFC East opponnents. Half of our games after the bye are against the East. If we win all those, we are in the pla.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 25, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

galloway/williams should have been cut a while ago....I don't get their place on the roster, yet zero production....GB has a cat/WR on their PSquad I'd like this team to make a run at...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 25, 2010 10:36 AM
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Yes, I don't get that one either. I think we are seeing more and more of Armstrong. Fred Davis got some time yesterday. Maybe we are seeing the gradual fade out of Galloway, but I am thinking Shanahan will make few changes to the roster while they are winning.

My gut tells me there is a gentleman's agreement among some front offices not to poach practice squads. Allen wouldn't poach Green Bay's practice squad unless he was desperate. Remember, the Redskins have some guys on their practice squad that some teams could use. I am very surprised that Selvish Capers and William Robinson haven't been scooped up by someone else.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 25, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Never did understand why we let this guy get away in order to keep Renaldo Wynn last year. Just stupid.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer thinks DT Brodrick Bunkley has lost his starting job to Antonio Dixon.

With Bunkley sidelined by an elbow injury Sunday, Dixon was a beast. He piled up seven tackles (six solo) and sack while clearly making a difference in the Eagles' previously leaky run defense.

Posted by: AdamCr | October 25, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

If we win all those, we are in the pla.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 25, 2010 10:49 AM

...yoffs. It's ok to say it. No such thing as jinxes or luck.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 25, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

beep, you know how much I like Keim but I'm not a sheep that's just gonna buy EVERYTHING he says wholesale...I watched that play as it happened and about a dozen times on replay. Yes, McNabb overthrew it but if Galloway makes a play on the ball and at least tips it away, the worst case scenario is a harmless incomplete pass instead of a game-changing INT. I'm not taking McNabb completely off the hook for that play, but Galloway got alligator arms and nobody seems to be giving him his due for his failure on the play.

So if you wanna keep piling McNabb, that's your business. Personally, I've seen all 7 Redskins games this year and I think he's the only reason we're even halfway competitive on offense...regardless of what the numbers say. He's not perfect, but he's enough...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 25, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, they don't really.

McNabb has passed for over 1000 more yards than Jason Campbell.

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 10:41 AM

There are some similiarities:

McNabb (7 games): 6 TDs, 7 picks
Campbell (3.5 games): 4 TDs, 4 picks

Posted by: Alan4 | October 25, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

RE: Poll

No way to move up and grab the #1 slot in draft without giving up several #1's plus additional picks, i.e. forget about rebuilding and depth.


Posted by: Pepper5 | October 25, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse


Not really. Alot of teams are eager to get out of the #1 pick b/c of the guaranteed money they'd have to sink into it. Reports were that Rams were shopping the pick.

Shoot; I'd almost bet that the Skins could have gotten something from the Rams in exchange for swapping 1st round picks.

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

rsh, JGalloway has ZERO future with this team, same with Williams, it makes no sense to me to keep those guys around just to keep them around, bring in some young guys, anc see if you can find a stud...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 25, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

PS - Haney must have a pretty amazing life to refer to a year in which he cashed 30 million worth of paychecks as the worst year of his life. We should all have such crappy years.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I think it's because his brother just died...

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 25, 2010 10:42 AM |

Half-brother. The way Haynesworth made that statement made it sound like he was referring to football issues making this the worst year he's ever had. Everything with him is such a downer and he's always acting like he is so put-upon.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

T. Williams and McNabb are a better choice than Bradford and some lineman another team doesn't want. Bradford is good, no question, but how good behind the weak o line he would have had here is the issue.

Yeah McNabb had a rough day but if all the passes that hit guys in the hands had been caught, this game wouldn't have been that close.

Posted by: will_ga | October 25, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas get any PT yesterday?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 25, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

rsh, JGalloway has ZERO future with this team, same with Williams, it makes no sense to me to keep those guys around just to keep them around, bring in some young guys, anc see if you can find a stud...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 25, 2010 10:55 AM

I'm on board with this thinking. These guys have zero value at this point. Galloway may be a great locker room guy but he's not getting it done on the field.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 25, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse


never thought JC and McNabb would have similar stats at this point in the season

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse


Yeah, they don't really.

McNabb has passed for over 1000 more yards than Jason Campbell.

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 10:41 AM
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McNabb has played in more games and averaged more offensive plays per game. Otherwise, their stats are similar. JC has actually performed better in the red zone.
I still would take McNabb's leadership pedigree over JC, if it was a straight up decision between the two.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

PS - Haney must have a pretty amazing life to refer to a year in which he cashed 30 million worth of paychecks as the worst year of his life. We should all have such crappy years.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I think it's because his brother just died...

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 25, 2010 10:42 AM |

BTW, I think we all remember Favre losing his father and then within 24 hours lighting it up on MNF. Favre didn't go and take a week to grieve like Haney did. He can cry all the way to the bank as far as I'm concerned. This is real life big boy, we all lose relatives - even ones who are not totally blood. Man up and play like you did yesterday and we'll be fine.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas get any PT yesterday?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 25, 2010 10:57 AM

I thought someone on here said he was inactive.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 25, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

You don't think the Shanny's knew about McNabb's footwork before trading for him? You don't think they planned to work on his footwork before then? Also, you don't think players argue with ciaches all the time? I guess a little argument after an interception means they can't stand what each other is doing right? Your such a trivial little man that really doesn't know anything and you "pulled it all out of your ass."

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 25, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

You bet, big man on the internet, I made up the fact that McNabb is struggling with KS's new system, which even he admitted. I made up the fact that the coaches are still messing with McNabbs footwork deep into the aschedule and that McNabb's performance is deteriorating, not improving. I mad up the fact that Shanahan publicly criticized McNabb after the Green Bay game and that Kyle and DMN had a little blow up on the sideline in Chicago. They're all farts or turds of my imagination or whatever.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 25, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

So, I'm going to repeat what I've been saying. Unless McNabb improves in the second season then we should get what we can for him and move on.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 25, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse


Beep, I'm with you that McNabb def needs to improve to show his worth for an extension. (Did you mean "second half"?)

He's passing for alot of yards and he's providing great leadership to the team, but
a passer rating of 76 doesn't cut it in any way, shape or form; and our red zone offense is still atrocious.

But the ridiculous thing is that the NFC is WIDE OPEN - not just the NFC East, but the WHOLE DARN CONFERENCE.

At 4-3 having beaten Philly, GB and Dallas, and division-leading Chicago, we are as much in the running for the NFC as anyone else out there; especially since we still get 2 games against NYG.

We're winning enough games with McNabb to make a serious playoff run so far...

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas get any PT yesterday?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 25, 2010 10:57 AM

Game day inactive. Seems like it might take him a while to learn the offense.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 25, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Here ya go Greg...doesn't sound like a long term remedy, but seems like he'd be a good depth guy:

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2010/profiles/chastin-west?id=497332

Good pull Adam...just noticed on PFT this morning that our old friend Renaldo Wynn is now in the UFL. Unreal...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 25, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

At 4-3 having beaten Philly, GB and Dallas, and division-leading Chicago, we are as much in the running for the NFC as anyone else out there; especially since we still get 2 games against NYG.

We're winning enough games with McNabb to make a serious playoff run so far...

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Also, 4-1 in conference, 2-0 in division. It's looking like a year were those numbers will matter.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 25, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

BTW, I think we all remember Favre losing his father and then within 24 hours lighting it up on MNF. Favre didn't go and take a week to grieve like Haney did. He can cry all the way to the bank as far as I'm concerned. This is real life big boy, we all lose relatives - even ones who are not totally blood. Man up and play like you did yesterday and we'll be fine.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl
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Can we take one day off of complaining about Albert? He was great yesterday.

And no need to judge how people deal with their personal life. I'm sure it would be a lot of "Yes, Mr. Haynesworth" if you met him in person, so chill out.

Plus, Shanahan held him out he didn't ask out. And we'll never know, but Shanny made a fair point on the risk of getting injured when not totally in shape, it happens a lot. Look at Revis.

Posted by: AdamCr | October 25, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse


Never did understand why we let this guy get away in order to keep Renaldo Wynn last year. Just stupid.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer thinks DT Brodrick Bunkley has lost his starting job to Antonio Dixon.

With Bunkley sidelined by an elbow injury Sunday, Dixon was a beast. He piled up seven tackles (six solo) and sack while clearly making a difference in the Eagles' previously leaky run defense.

Posted by: AdamCr | October 25, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Same reason they let Jeremy Bridges go. Coin flips must have been the norm under Vinny and Zorn when making decisions. No need to look at the tape or anything like that.

Posted by: Devo2 | October 25, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

You bet, big man on the internet, I made up the fact that McNabb is struggling with KS's new system, which even he admitted. I made up the fact that the coaches are still messing with McNabbs footwork deep into the aschedule and that McNabb's performance is deteriorating, not improving. I mad up the fact that Shanahan publicly criticized McNabb after the Green Bay game and that Kyle and DMN had a little blow up on the sideline in Chicago. They're all farts or turds of my imagination or whatever.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 25, 2010 11:01 AM |

I would like you to show me where Shanahan publicly criticized DM. If you can do that I'll be more inclined to believe you. I asked at the beginning of this whole discussion for you to show me where they weren't happy with each other. The only thing you could come up with is that they got in an argument after an interception (which happens all the time in the NFL) and that they were messing with McNabb's footwork, which I guarantee is something they knew about previous to trading for him (and also happens all the time in the NFL). NONE of this says they are displeased with each other. All you are doing is slinging conjecture just like all these media lackey's do. You could easily be one of these thread posters. So prove it, little man on the internet talking out of your ass.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 25, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

brown, yeah, not a game breaker, but certainly better than JG/RW...possible good possession receiver...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 25, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

BTW, I think we all remember Favre losing his father and then within 24 hours lighting it up on MNF. Favre didn't go and take a week to grieve like Haney did. He can cry all the way to the bank as far as I'm concerned. This is real life big boy, we all lose relatives - even ones who are not totally blood. Man up and play like you did yesterday and we'll be fine.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 11:00 AM


Personal feelings about AH aside, try to show a little compassion here...everybody handles loss differently. Some people can jump right back into the fray. Some need more time to process it. No way is right or wrong. You deal with it as best you can and try your damnedest to move on.

And don't sell the grief he's feeling short because it's his "half-brother". It's the relationship he had with him that counts, not what a DNA test says.

Few have a worst taste in their mouth over this clown than I do, but I feel like you give him the benefit of the doubt in this instance. Surely you'd want the same courtesy if you lost someone you love...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 25, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 10:41 AM
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McNabb has played in more games and averaged more offensive plays per game. Otherwise, their stats are similar. JC has actually performed better in the red zone.
I still would take McNabb's leadership pedigree over JC, if it was a straight up decision between the two.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse


McNabb has played in more games and has more offensive snaps b/c Campbell got benched for his atrocious play early on.

JC's QB ratings in his last 4 games:
42.9
117.6
10.7
127.9

McNabb's overall rating may not be much better, but at least he's been consistent enough to hold down a starting job.

Let's not forget that while Campbell was playing his way to the bench, McFadden was having a career year in the running game. Whereas McNabb was holding down the Skins offense while dealing with the "catastrophe" a.k.a Clinton Portis and the run game.

My point? Campbell got benched even with a great running game to prop him up. McNabb, on the other hand, produced some of his best games as a Skin while dealing with the last-placed running game in the NFL.

I know the numbers and the stats are fun to twiddle with; but if we are talking about real life football then the JC-McNabb comparison is little more than a nice chuckle...


Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

BTW, I think we all remember Favre losing his father and then within 24 hours lighting it up on MNF. Favre didn't go and take a week to grieve like Haney did. He can cry all the way to the bank as far as I'm concerned. This is real life big boy, we all lose relatives - even ones who are not totally blood. Man up and play like you did yesterday and we'll be fine.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse
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This post = foul. Criticize AH all you want for his perceived lazy attitude, performance on the field, etc., but leave his family tragedies out of it. You have no idea what kind of relationship he had, or didn't have, with his brother. It's easy for you to sit here on the sidelines with the rest of us and say something like that. How old are you?

Posted by: skinsfan713 | October 25, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Yep, the Optimism Bus is running strong and on time on this Victory Monday!
All aboard......

Posted by: monk811 | October 25, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

rsh, JGalloway has ZERO future with this team, same with Williams, it makes no sense to me to keep those guys around just to keep them around, bring in some young guys, anc see if you can find a stud...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 25, 2010 10:55 AM

I'm on board with this thinking. These guys have zero value at this point. Galloway may be a great locker room guy but he's not getting it done on the field.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 25, 2010 10:57 AM
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Hey, I agree with you guys, too, but I don't think Shanahan thinks this way. To him, Galloway is a veteran player who can help down the stretch. Even though Armstrong has moved ahead of him on the depth chart, Galloway is still the best third receiver Shanny has. With the team seven games into the season and a record of 4-3, I think Shanny rolls up the sidewalks and says, "What I got is what I'm sticking with." Frankly, I'd like to see them make a bunch of moves to get younger guys in, but veteran leadership is where Shanny will lean now.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 25, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Beep beep

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 25, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I know the numbers and the stats are fun to twiddle with; but if we are talking about real life football then the JC-McNabb comparison is little more than a nice chuckle...


Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 11:12 AM
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Agree about the inconsistency..
They are two QBs on a new team and a new system with a crap OLine ... and their overall qb ratings are fairly close..... This was my original intent in the posting.
However, its nice to possbily get a 4th from the Raiders for the player that nobody wanted... And JC may prove to be a Steal if he gets comfortable and consistent in their system.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

However, its nice to possbily get a 4th from the Raiders for the player that nobody wanted... And JC may prove to be a Steal if he gets comfortable and consistent in their system.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | October 25, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse


Well I certainly hope to get the 4th rounder.

I don't have anything against JC and I'm not emotionally invested in him one way or the other. I don't think JC will be a steal. I think after 50+ starts he is what he is. He's going to put together a couple of nice-looking games to keep you believing, but those games are going to be few and far between lots of clunkers where his poor play is taking the team out of the game.

Campbell is a borderline starter who mixes 10.7 rating games with 127.9 rating games.

McNabb is probably going to end up in the HOF when it's all said and done.

Practically speaking, I just think it's ridiculous to compare them.

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

McNabb is killing me watching him, he's way too hot and cold! I although would kinda wonder what if would have been like with Trent Williams, JC, and that 2nd rounder like Nate Allen.

Posted by: Joker99z | October 25, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

I would like you to show me where Shanahan publicly criticized DM. If you can do that I'll be more inclined to believe you. I asked at the beginning of this whole discussion for you to show me where they weren't happy with each other.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 25, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Of course I'm speculating based on bits and pieces of a puzzle much like all the other dweebs who post on this blog. Others such as yourself may draw different conclusions.

Have another look at the GB post game presser. Shanny's criticism is veiled, but it's definitely there and is pretty remarkable as a response to a softball question about McNabb's leadership (about 2:50 in).

We'll see. McNabb may yet turn it around. I'm not reading anything but frustration and disappointment in what's going on right now.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 25, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan should just play the man and stop acting like he invented football!

Posted by: phildozier | October 25, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I have yet to read anyone admit how wrong they were to demand the Redskins cut or trade Haynesworth. Many of you said if we can't trade him, to simply cut him. Why is it so unbelievable hard for some of you to simply admit "I was wrong. Thankfully, the Redskins didn't listen to my idiotic, uninformed comments."

Posted by: Barno1 | October 25, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I wish the media would stop focusing on what Snyder agreed to pay Haynesworth before Shanahan got here and instead look at what the team including Haynesworth is doing now on the field.

Haslett has made some compromises to get Haynesworth off in games doing what he does best, create havoc.

The Philly and Chicago games are evidence #92 and the team are coming around.

Richie Petitbon used to say you need a playmaker on each level of the defense to have the core to perform at a high level.

With Haynesworth, Orapko, Landry and Hall the Redskins have that.

That's why Shanahan didn't trade Haynesworth for a low round pick.

In past years the Redskins may have ranked highly in terms of yardage on defense, but they didn't feature any individual performers that other teams were afraid of.

This defense is more aggressive and will therefore give up more big plays than the Blache units, but it will also create turnovers and score on their own.

Without the turnovers from Hall the Redskins are 2-5 instead of 4-3 after 7 games.

Jay Cutler from his post-game comments is as stupid as Jeff George.

He and Mike Martz are perfect together.

They would rather see a nice spiral go 50 yards downfield for an INT than complete a 5-10 yard pass to the fullback or end.

Good luck going forward fellas.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | October 25, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

@Barno1
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Touche',Natch'

Posted by: ArmchairGM | October 25, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

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