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Haynesworth will take first step in new system as workouts start Monday

Some Internet reports have suggested that Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is upset about the Redskins' shift from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 scheme and that he might not participate in the offseason program.

As the theory goes, Haynesworth is unwilling to shift to nose tackle because he's opposed to simply being a "space eater." And much of the speculation about Haynesworth's supposed discontent has been fueled by Haynesworth's public silence since the end of the 2009 season.


Well, Haynesworth plans to attend the beginning of the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program Monday at Redskins Park, multiple league sources said Saturday night. Coach Mike Shanahan recently stressed he expected all of his "team leaders" to participate in the program, and Haynesworth has committed to joining his teammates in Washington's first team activity under Shanahan.

Although Haynesworth is among the players expected at the complex, however, that doesn't mean he plans to address the media. There will be media availability at some point during the workouts, but Haynesworth just wants to work with his teammates and focus on preparing for the season, people familiar with the situation said. He doesn't want to become the center of attention at a time when Shanahan is just getting started, so he doesn't intend to comment after the workouts.

Moreover, there are no secrets between Haynesworth and the Redskins regarding Haynesworth's feelings about the new defense and his role in it, team sources said. In a meeting at Redskins Park in January, coaches discussed their plans with Haynesworth, and there have been follow-up conversations.

The Redskins do not plan to use Haynesworth as a classic nose tackle, the team sources said. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett intends to use multiple fronts and envisions Haynesworth moving between the nose and end spots in hybrid alignments. With what Haslett has planned, the Redskins believe Haynesworth will thrive.

In April, the Redskins will cut Haynesworth a check for the $21 million option bonus he is owed. Haynesworth's 2010 base salary of $3.6 million is guaranteed as is his 2011 base of $5.4 million. Obviously, that's a huge financial commitment, so the Redskins need Haynesworth to be in a good frame of mind.

Despite all the criticism of Haynesworth last season, there is no denying the impact he had on the defense. His presence in the middle of the line helped to elevate the level of play of the entire defense, said assistant coaches on other teams who have studied film of the Redskins.

Eyebrows were raised in the coaching offices at the complex early last season when former defensive coordinator Gregg Blache said Haynesworth didn't help to make his teammates better. Two former Redskins assistants told me they strongly disagreed with Blache, who feuded with Haynesworth during the season.

Haynesworth probably isn't giddy about the possibility of having to play the nose, even on a part-time basis. But he plans to show up for the first major event of the Shanahan era. So that's a start.

By Jason Reid  |  March 14, 2010; 9:58 AM ET
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth , Free agency , Jason Reid  
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It's good that Blache is gone....probably two years too late. KO or Jerry Gray should have be DC last year. Whatever, thank goodness the defense can now get back to a more attacking style similar to what Gregg Williams had installed. Blache was too conservative.

Posted by: tramellcanady | March 14, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports there is a chance that the Baltimore Ravens may be willing to trade OT Jared Gaither for a high draft choice.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 14, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth does not want to be successful in a 3-4, therefore he will not. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Posted by: BigTrees | March 14, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/8516

2007 5th round pick out of Maryland.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 14, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

"he expected all of his 'team leaders' to participate in the program"

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Albert Haynesworth?

Nose Tackle and Team Leader would both be new positions for him.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | March 14, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/bal/depthchart

Starting LT at 6'9" and 330. I guess he has the requisite wingspan. What if the Ravens would take our #2? Then the Skins could take Berry or McClain with their #1.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 14, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth?

Nose Tackle and Team Leader would both be new positions for him.

Posted by: Chia_Pet

AH leads the team in filling up the barf bucket. He'll get his azz in shape this off season. MS will make sure of that.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 14, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Pay me that kind of money and I will stand on my head in a corner or anything else my bosses asked me to do...get ont eh biggest loser!

Posted by: scottpapex | March 14, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

A line of Daniels, eh oh better get Ma'ake, and Albert is potentially awesome.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 14, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Starting LT at 6'9" and 330. I guess he has the requisite wingspan. What if the Ravens would take our #2? Then the Skins could take Berry or McClain with their #1.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 14, 2010 10:47 AM

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We're not trading any picks from this draft unless it means we're getting more picks. Maybe a 2011, but not this year. Also, I think you can almost guarantee the 'Skins are taking a QB with 1st or 2nd.

All this concern about Al... He'll be fine at DE, cause it's almost like playing DT in 4-3... plus for $21 million bonus, he should be willing to play wherever he can help the team. They will stunt up front to help create opportunities for all DL... It should be a lot more fun than playing on that vanilla Blache d-line.

Posted by: tony325 | March 14, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/8516

2007 5th round pick out of Maryland.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 14, 2010 10:39 AM

How many teams would let a starting LT go, particularly a well run organization like the Ravens? Don't you think something is fishy? Even if you believe Michael Oher will move to the LT, why break up a bookend set of young OTs. I'm seeing buyer beware all over Gaither.

Posted by: TWISI | March 14, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth does not want to be successful in a 3-4, therefore he will not. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Posted by: BigTrees | March 14, 2010 10:38 AM |

You're problem here lies in the fact that you believe something coming from a man that is frequently wrong quoting a "source" that won't put his name on his words. Using the assumption that Haynesworth won't speak to the media because he's unhappy as confirmation is retarded at best.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I'm seeing buyer beware all over Gaither.

Posted by: TWISI | March 14, 2010 11:03 AM

No doubt. I guess I really got nothing. I can't wait for the draft.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 14, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/03/09/texas-qb-mccoy-says-his-shoulder-is-100-percent/

Some speculate the Skins are hoping to take Colt McCoy in the 2nd round. That would corner the market on QBs named Colt.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 14, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Albert as an NT on obvious passing downs with the speedsters off the edges.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | March 14, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

scampbell1975 I agree with you. We fans cannot assume AH is unhappy with the yet-to-be-implemented defense. Until he actually says he's upset, I'll assume he's at the China Town buffet throwing a munch and is too bust to address anyone on this matter.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | March 14, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Some speculate the Skins are hoping to take Colt McCoy in the 2nd round. That would corner the market on QBs named Colt.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 14, 2010 11:19 AM

Some speculate...while those that know, know that McCoy is the 5th-6th rated QB with a college arm and should be available in the 4th.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 14, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

scampbell1975 I agree with you. We fans cannot assume AH is unhappy with the yet-to-be-implemented defense. Until he actually says he's upset, I'll assume he's at the China Town buffet throwing a munch and is too bust to address anyone on this matter.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | March 14, 2010 11:32 AM

Yep, he's probably sitting back and laughing at the rumors just like BA was at the Peppers rumors.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Yep, he's probably sitting back and laughing at the rumors just like BA was at the Peppers rumors.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 11:42 AM

Not only that, I don't think the skin's will implement just any style of defense without AH's input. Those will say he's an employee and should do what he's told. I agree with that, but I also think that the scheme should somewhat conform to AH strengths.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | March 14, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

To all you speculaters, Big Albert will come in and do his job no matter if he likes it or not. Did he not go out last season and give like a Man. Thats crap that he didn't add to the defense, I guess you speculaters should watch the film. He will be there with the team and give it 110%, because thats the type of man he is.

Posted by: Gredden2 | March 14, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

What is te obsession with continuing to suggest a player play a position he's made abundantly clear he's uncomfortable playing?
I would want to keep this guy happy in hopes of getting his maximum effort, that's not going to happen with an unhappy player.Formulate a scheme where he can be effective and leave him alone where he dosen't have to continue answering the same old questions over and over.

Posted by: MHEDRLT | March 14, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

To all you speculaters, Big Albert will come in and do his job no matter if he likes it or not. Did he not go out last season and give like a Man. Thats crap that he didn't add to the defense, I guess you speculaters should watch the film. He will be there with the team and give it 110%, because thats the type of man he is.

Posted by: Gredden2 | March 14, 2010 11:51 AM |

Well, he'll give 110% when he's not suckin' air on the sideline. He flat out goes when he's on the field but he takes a lot of breathers. If he gets in shape to play he would be an absolute nightmare for any oline that faces him. Quarterbacks would be very afraid.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

What is te obsession with continuing to suggest a player play a position he's made abundantly clear he's uncomfortable playing?
I would want to keep this guy happy in hopes of getting his maximum effort, that's not going to happen with an unhappy player.Formulate a scheme where he can be effective and leave him alone where he dosen't have to continue answering the same old questions over and over.

Posted by: MHEDRLT | March 14, 2010 11:53 AM |

I think that a smart coach will build abundant situations throughout every game for a man with Haynie's talents. I expect to see that happen with Haslett.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

He will be there with the team and give it 110%, because thats the type of man he is.

Posted by: Gredden2 | March 14, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Your last sentence lost me. It's the offseason where he has not given effort and it shows up during the season. He's dominate for about 10 plays a game. If he would commit to the offseason, he would really help the team.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 14, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

MHEDRLT, scampbell1975:
Here, here (British accent)!

Posted by: smokeybear2 | March 14, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

What's wrong with playing players to their strength, if Al wants to be a DE, let him. We need him to destroy QB, not just eat up space to allow some LB get to QB. I'm behind AL all the way, how would anyone feel if your statistical potential is obscured just to allow someone else take the credit. This is NFL, your stats as a player is what is considered for Pro Bowl and the Hall. In today's NFL your stats determines your future even after football. If I were JH, I will allow Big Al to roam about the entire line like a monster; from nose to LDE, to RDE, even to LB, yes, I said LB, Big Al is athletic enough to be a LB, not a cover LB but a fierce rushing the QB linebacker. There is no single OLineman in the NFL that can stop Big AL; Please turn the Lion loose, and let his assistant destroyer, Osackspo, join him.

Posted by: abxinc | March 14, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Best 3-D movie of oldies "HOUSE OF WAX" with Vincent Price. Blood looked like it actually came out of the screen.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | March 14, 2010 3:12 AM

Andy Warhol's "Frankenstein" in 3-D. All the 3-D, plus camp gore.

Posted by: dcsween | March 14, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Too much emphasis is placed on whether these guys are "happy." I could really care less and a lot of unhappy players produce big numbers. Some are better off unhappy. Haynesworth was unhappy last year and had a huge impact when he was on the field. He just wasn't on the field enough. Fans who complain he didn't make a difference don't understand defensive line play. He wasn't brought in to make 14 sacks, that's not his role. I think the change of coaching staff will really help him this year.

Posted by: feeney | March 14, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

This is very simple...You were given a 100 million dollar contract last year with 41 million guaranteed.

i think if your big Al...you say "yes sir" "where do I line up?" "how do you want me to be used?" Regardless of what defense you in or how your used....Happy should be the theme making that kind of money...shut up and play ball!

Posted by: leevi98 | March 14, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

No 'maybe' option?

Then I'm not voting.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 14, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

"Starting LT at 6'9" and 330. I guess he has the requisite wingspan. What if the Ravens would take our #2? Then the Skins could take Berry or McClain with their #1.Posted by: skinfanman"

He's been OK, but not exceptional in Baltimore. When Ozzie Newsome is willing to trade a lineman, watch out.

Why would the Skins want either Berry or McClain at 4?

Posted by: Samson151 | March 14, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Very glad we did not hire Holmgren as GM. 7 million to Delhomme? That guy is awful and old. How many teams can he fool into stealing millions. He is making almost 20 mill this year between Carolina and Cleveland.

Posted by: Rahtard | March 14, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

"This is very simple...You were given a 100 million dollar contract last year with 41 million guaranteed.i think if your big Al...you say "yes sir" "where do I line up?" "how do you want me to be used?" Regardless of what defense you in or how your used....Happy should be the theme making that kind of money...shut up and play ball!
Posted by: leevi98"

I feel your pain, but this is a dumb argument. What if you're convinced you're being misused, to the detriment of the defense? Wouldn't be the first time a team paid a player ginormous bucks only to utterly waste him (think Herschel Walker in Minnesota). As a lesser example, think about Brian Orakpo at the SAM linebacker position last year.

Playing Haynesworth as a Siragusa-style standup NT would qualify. The guy's a disruptor. You need to put him in position to disrupt.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 14, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Why would the Skins want either Berry or McClain at 4?

Posted by: Samson151 | March 14, 2010 12:53 PM

Definitely not McClain.

But they would have to consider Berry along with Bulaga, & McCoy (DT) if they can't trade back.

This is with Bradford, Okung, & Suh being off the board.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 14, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

For $21 million, Haynesworth should be willing to cut OFF his nose, if the coaches ask for it, much less play nose tackle.

But I guess $21 mil for 10-11 games a year doesn't go as far as it used to.

There's a piece in the LA TIMES today suggesting the likelihood of a lock-out in 2011 is significant. I am NO fan of the billionaire owners involved in the money squabble, but the money paid the "superstars" in this league is ridiculous--especially when contracts aren't tied to upcoming performance.

Posted by: TheCork | March 14, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

For the love of God do not go QB with the first pick, get LT or IF possible trade down then get 2 tackles with the first two picks then if they want QB then use second 2nd round pick on someone to sit and watch soup for a year. They do not need Berry or Mclain. I think they are going to use K.Moore at FS, he is the only true FS we have, and at times looked ok last year. In the 3-4 you have to be better up front and can get by with Moore.

Posted by: BleedBurgandGold | March 14, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

On how to use Albert Haynesworth: by flopping him inside and out, so the blocker is never quite sure whether he's going to have Albert on his head on any given play. You want the blocker to look and if Albert isn't there, he gives a sigh of relief.

No matter what anyone here thinks about conditioning, Haynesworth should play in the neighborhood of half the snaps in any given game. That's how he's most effective. The Skins have a fair amount of depth on the d-line and should be able to sub freely.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 14, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Poor Wes Welker...I guess maybe he shouldn't have spiked the ball like he scored the game winning TD in the Super Bowl, afterall it only made the score Pats 52 - Skins 7.

I never wish for injury but F Welker.

"A widely held belief that Wes Welker was nearly indestructible ended when the diminutive wideout crumpled to the Reliant Field turf in agony during the first quarter of the Patriots season finale against the Houston Texans. Welker tore both his ACL and MCL ligaments, requiring surgery to repair the damaged joint.

Already faced with one grueling recovery process, Welker now has another. Friday night news broke that Welker also had a torn rotator cuff, an injury that requires surgery."

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 14, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Until he actually says he's upset, I'll assume he's at the China Town buffet throwing a munch and is too bust to address anyone on this matter.

Posted by: smokeybear2 |

And we have our "Freudian Slip" typo winner of the month. Come on down and collect your prize, Smokey...

Posted by: TheCork | March 14, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Definitely not McClain.

But they would have to consider Berry along with Bulaga, & McCoy (DT) if they can't trade back.

This is with Bradford, Okung, & Suh being off the board.

Posted by: Diesel44

Why not MacLain? a dominant inside backer tandem of MacLain and Fletcher would be a nice add to a 3-4.

That assumes the team doesn't feel any OL is worth a #4 overall, and can't trade back.

Frankly I'm still hoping for a trade back--but it takes two to tangle.

Posted by: TheCork | March 14, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

They will stunt up front to help create opportunities for all DL... It should be a lot more fun than playing on that vanilla Blache d-line.

Posted by: tony325 | March 14, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

What does it mean to stunt? Someone please explain that to me. Thanks.

Posted by: diamond_jim | March 14, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

This post is a joke

first, Albert hasn't spoken to anyone since the season ended, and if he did, he would be all over the news

Second,Any time these guys say.... team sources, you know they're lying. maybe, possibly under Zorn, but not here

Shanny and Bruce would chop them in half. they are two of the savviest men in the game

Third, Albert wants to win and has been quoted in the past.... As saying he will do whatever it takes to win

Move on

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 14, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Well, he'll give 110% when he's not suckin' air on the sideline. He flat out goes when he's on the field but he takes a lot of breathers. If he gets in shape to play he would be an absolute nightmare for any oline that faces him. Quarterbacks would be very afraid.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse
Sorry, scamp, but I've never bought in to the argument that AH is not in shape. Remember, he is fighting 600# on every play, and he is still disruptive. I have no problem with him sucking O2 on the sidelines every once in a while. For him to be as disruptive as he is, it takes a huge effort. Not the same as running 30 yds on every play. No, his effort is more like bench pressing 600# on play after play. Just because he goes to the sideline occasionally, or throws up from time to time, doesn't mean he is out of shape. Let's give the man credit. He made a lot of other players on our D better last year.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

there will be a new JC in town

While everyone is Ga Ga over Bradford, the skins are playing it cool

Jimmy Clausen is the pick.

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 14, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse
Sorry, scamp, but I've never bought in to the argument that AH is not in shape. Remember, he is fighting 600# on every play, and he is still disruptive. I have no problem with him sucking O2 on the sidelines every once in a while. For him to be as disruptive as he is, it takes a huge effort. Not the same as running 30 yds on every play. No, his effort is more like bench pressing 600# on play after play. Just because he goes to the sideline occasionally, or throws up from time to time, doesn't mean he is out of shape. Let's give the man credit. He made a lot of other players on our D better last year.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 1:32 PM |

I completely understand that and he is ALWAYS double teamed. I still think he could be in better shape though. I'm not saying that he is way out of shape but he certainly takes plays off and fakes a lot of little "injuries". I will be the first to give him credit, he is an absolute nightmare when he is on the field and giving it 100%. How much more could he do? Who knows? I know that playing at his size and against double teams has got to be extremely tiresome.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Why not MacLain? a dominant inside backer tandem of MacLain and Fletcher would be a nice add to a 3-4.

That assumes the team doesn't feel any OL is worth a #4 overall, and can't trade back.

Frankly I'm still hoping for a trade back--but it takes two to tangle.

Posted by: TheCork | March 14, 2010 1:20 PM

Name the last ILB to be taken in the top 5..If we are able to trade back to the 9-15 range he would definitely be in our wheelhouse, but no way at 4.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 14, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Obviously, that's a huge financial commitment, so the Redskins need Haynesworth to be in a good frame of mind.
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So true, how many times have I heard this said about Peyton Manning...

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | March 14, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

I've never bought in to the argument that AH is not in shape

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 1:32 PM

C'mon Fredie, you’re not only representing yourself, but that fine catholic school MSM.

Of course he's out of shape. At least once a game he laid on the ground too winded to make it to the sidelines. Physically… he can do it all but his conditioning needs improvement. Imagine him be dominate for 15-20 plays a game rather than 10, nobody expects a DT to play every snap.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 14, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

MHEDRLT, scampbell1975:
Here, here (British accent)!

Posted by: smokeybear2 | March 14, 2010 12:02 PM

Sorry, but that's definitely not a British accent. That's the accent you use when you're calling your dog. Let me show you the British accent: "Hear, hear!"

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

there will be a new JC in town

While everyone is Ga Ga over Bradford, the skins are playing it cool

Jimmy Clausen is the pick.

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 14, 2010 1:35 PM
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didnt we already have an arrogant, self-absorbed QB from Notre Dame wearing the same number?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I think they are going to use K.Moore at FS, he is the only true FS we have, and at times looked ok last year.
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Posted by: BleedBurgandGold | March 14, 2010 1:14 PM
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Well OK then. Sounds like Free Safety is a need. Less so than O.L., but more so than D.L. I think Bryan Bulaga is too much of a reach and G. McCoy is a luxury (we have enough high-priced talent on the D.L. already).

If Shananahannahan isn't sold on Clausen, Berry is good enough to merit a top 4 pick (assuming that the draft goes Bradford, Okung, Suh).
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 14, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Berry is the best player in this draft. Okung is the biggest need on this team. If Okung is gone by #4, and the Skins can't trade back, Berry would be the right choice than to reach the next best OT IMO.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 14, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Jimmy Clausen is the pick.

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 14, 2010 1:35 PM

"Jimmy Clausen is a prick."

There I fixed it for you. Why would they take the 20th-30th rated player at #4?

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 14, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

If the Skins want McLain or Baluga can't they let the clock expire, slide, and grab them at 9,10,11 or whatever?

Posted by: coparker5 | March 14, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Typical f'ing stupid blah blah blah.

AH knows, you know, we all know that GB defense was a vanilla crap fest. A potentially dominant player is not a prima donna if he says "hey coach, why not let me use my skills to help us win?"

GB? He acts like a High School coach "do it my unimaginative and simplistic way or sit your ass down" "And damn it CR22, I told you 8 times already to back up off of the line of scrimmage. No not 5 yards! Farther!!" No wonder he quit talking to the media... they were smart enough to see his d was caca.

I'm so glad that the zorn crew is gone and that actual professional football coaches have been brought in to put these players in positions to play to their strengths.

And by the way, the game late in the year that AH was throwing gut butter all over the sideline? He had the stomach bomb and played through it.

Anybody here think AC gets 11 sacks without AH playing next to him? Not a slam on AC, but come on, WTF up.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 14, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

If the Skins want McLain or Baluga can't they let the clock expire, slide, and grab them at 9,10,11 or whatever?

Posted by: coparker5 | March 14, 2010 2:05 PM |

They could do that but the agent will still want the contract to reflect the 4th pick.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 14, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

This is such a non-story....It's just some No News the Post and National Media want to make out of past behaviors...

I like looking forward and believing in people growing.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 14, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Name the last ILB to be taken in the top 5..If we are able to trade back to the 9-15 range he would definitely be in our wheelhouse, but no way at 4.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 14, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse
I agree, diesel, McClain at #4 would be a reach. And I agree with your comments about our options at #4 if Bradford, Suh and Okung go in first three slots. I'm concerned about Bulaga's arm lenght of 33.25", but he appears to be very athletic. You can never have enough strong DT's, so I wouldn't object to McCoy. If Berry becomes another Ed Reed, he would be a great pickup for us. So any of those three would be fine by me.

And like corkie says, it "takes two to tangle". LOL. If we can find a match there, I'm all for trading back. Right now, we need as many athletes as we can get.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

This is such a non-story....It's just some No News the Post and National Media want to make out of past behaviors...

I like looking forward and believing in people growing.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 14, 2010 2:12 PM

This is Jason Reid putting down a marker. If something comes of he he will post "I've been saying since last March..." If nothing comes of it, then he'll fall back on some other marker he put down ... Andre Carter's not happy, ignored LT in free agency, etc. Jason Reid is trying to build a diversified portfolio so that he will have one winner.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

"Jim Haslett intends to use multiple fronts and envisions Haynesworth moving between the nose and end spots in hybrid alignments. With what Haslett has planned, the Redskins believe Haynesworth will thrive."


Moe envisions a bear "46" front with Kemo, Prince Al, and Golston filling the guard tackle gaps, allowing the backers to make plays.

Rex Ryan's jets play a mix of "bear 46" and base 3-4 front, but they can do so as the have a corner in Revis who allows all kinds of creativity.

To make what the skins want to do work, the team needs to find a 'shutdown' corner type and monstah 'backer.

We subtracted Smoot, so a corner must be added from somewhere.

We dissed Foote, so Alexander/Wilson must step it up and take control of the linebacker spots.

A hybrid look can work in DC--provided that the right players are in the right spots.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 14, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

If the Skins want McLain or Baluga can't they let the clock expire, slide, and grab them at 9,10,11 or whatever?

Posted by: coparker5 | March 14, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse
This is one he// of a strategy. Instead of delaying, why don't we just trade our #4 straight up for a #10 pick. Then we could take a lesser valued player, instead of a better player. Fortunately, we got rid of VC and incompetence. Next idea?

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, but that's definitely not a British accent. That's the accent you use when you're calling your dog. Let me show you the British accent: "Hear, hear!"

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse
Hey LS, that sounds more like a southern drawl than a British accent.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

"Berry is the best player in this draft."

And if the skins take him, who would object to his playing corner instead of safety?

I wouldn't.

And don't mock the idea.

We're already morphing a lineman in Alexander into a linebacker.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 14, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

C'mon Fredie, you’re not only representing yourself, but that fine catholic school MSM.

Diesel, hope you'll be tuned in this afternoon to Selection Sunday to see our Mounties get a 5th seed in the West!

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Berry is the best player in this draft. Okung is the biggest need on this team. If Okung is gone by #4, and the Skins can't trade back, Berry would be the right choice than to reach the next best OT IMO.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 14, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

BPA vs area of need. Same old argument. I guess there is a middle ground...if there is not too much of a drop of from BPA to player of AON, take him. If Bulaga is expected to be pro bowler OT, and Berry is expected to be league MVP, which one would you take? It all comes down to your trust in your scouting dept, I guess.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse


Hey LS, that sounds more like a southern drawl than a British accent.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 2:25 PM |

Exactly. One of those isolated southern enclaves like Tangier Island where they still speak English the way they brought it to Jamestown in 1607. You say "drawl"; I say King James.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

If those three(Bradford, Suh, Okung) are gone... Berry is the OBVIOUS pick...and the only one who would not be a "reach" at 4th overall. I'd love to see him playing FS while moving LL into the box where he belongs.

Another GB moron move... putting LL at FS vice having him up front to bring pressure and stuff the run.

I also think Berry is a player that a team would be willing to come up and get at 4...

I think the plan will be to a) take Clausen b) trade back or take Berry if there are no takers.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 14, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Amazing, guy gets 100 million contract and still complains. Must be rough. This is the kind of players I could do with out. Wa WA Wa WA

Posted by: Redskins001 | March 14, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Amazing, guy gets 100 million contract and still complains. Must be rough. This is the kind of players I could do with out. Wa WA Wa WA

Posted by: Redskins001 | March 14, 2010 2:42 PM |

Good job J. Reid, you got one hook, line, and sinker. I would like for anyone to produce an actual statement or quote that shows Haynie complaining about what is about to happen. I believe he actually said Haynie is staying away from media and not making any statements.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

bradford is amazing and clausen is even more overrated than brady quinn. Bradford is not a product of the oline the oline is a product of him. He got rid of the ball quickly and stood in pocket like manning. Clausen runs around and throws prayers to his amazing recievers. Everyone says Clausen comes out of pro offense if watch tape he reminds of overated Cutler and cutler was only good when he was on denver with amazing receviers. Bradford really looks manning when he is in the pocket. I would trade are first and campbell and something else maybe a third next year to get a quarterback who is ten times better than anyone in next years draft including hyped Jake Locker.

Posted by: skinsfanforlife1 | March 14, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Former Md. QB Shaun Hill was traded from San Francisco to Detroit for a seventh round pick in the 2011 draft. That's about as close as you can get to the proverbial ham sandwich, except it lacks the two pieces of rye bread.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Former Md. QB Shaun Hill was traded from San Francisco to Detroit for a seventh round pick in the 2011 draft. That's about as close as you can get to the proverbial ham sandwich, except it lacks the two pieces of rye bread.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 2:48 PM
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interesting, given the odds of no NFL Draft in 2011..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

"Just a thought: Does anyone know about the
European league. Is there any help in that area? thanks

Posted by: masgap"

I'd love to get me some Euro NFL paraphernelia..I want particularly Barcelona Dragons

DeNiro as Lombardi isn't a stretch with modern Hollywood makeup crews, but the absolute best casting job of all time was Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in Stones' "The Doors"..Dude is an identical twin..

Posted by: frak | March 14, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

interesting, given the odds of no NFL Draft in 2011..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 2:52 PM |

Odds of no NFL draft in 2011 are zero. There will be a draft. There may not be a season, or there may be a season with replacements and draftees. But they'll definitely divide the talent up if for no other reason than to put more pressure on the union.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

LS, if there is a lockout, replacements would not be able to play since the Players are willing to play. Only way owners can use replacements is if there is a strike.

Lockout = No NFL football in 2011.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 14, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Sign Big Daddy Wilkinson and Stubblefield. Problem solved..

Posted by: ga8085 | March 14, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

interesting, given the odds of no NFL Draft in 2011..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 2:52 PM |

Odds of no NFL draft in 2011 are zero. There will be a draft. There may not be a season, or there may be a season with replacements and draftees. But they'll definitely divide the talent up if for no other reason than to put more pressure on the union.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 2:55 PM
)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Odds may be better than zero.. Albeit, maybe not near 50/50 ....

'If no CBA in 2010, there will be no Draft in 2011'. Basically, the Draft would be non-enforceable thus non-binding. How do you "divide talents" that are essentially Free Agents?

I would guess the CBA is approved, sooner than later, and the lock-out never occurs... Far too much for both parties to lose.
Both groups only have to look at the MLB strike in 94-95 and how long it took for their numbers (fans) to come back.
Without the McGwire Bonds HR competition.. it would of been much longer.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Jared Gaither 4 Cooley & a late pick.

Posted by: Holehoggin | March 14, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Without the McGwire Bonds HR competition.. it would of been much longer.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM

If only there were performance enhancing drugs in football....sigh. We can only dream.

Posted by: Holehoggin | March 14, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Former Md. QB Shaun Hill was traded from San Francisco to Detroit for a seventh round pick in the 2011 draft. That's about as close as you can get to the proverbial ham sandwich, except it lacks the two pieces of rye bread.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, LS. Since is a 7th next year, it's like an 8th round this year, which is someone who hasn't been drafted. Not only is it missing the rye bread, it's missing the ham also. All they are getting is a little mustard (in a little yellow soft pack).

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

'If no CBA in 2010, there will be no Draft in 2011'. Basically, the Draft would be non-enforceable thus non-binding. How do you "divide talents" that are essentially Free Agents?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 3:09 PM

The same way they do it now. The owners hold a draft and divide up the talent.

It is completely enforceable -- the NFL has an antitrust exemption -- so the owners would agree that only one team can negotiate with each player.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

He won't play Nose.

Posted by: periculum | March 14, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Good job J. Reid, you got one hook, line, and sinker. I would like for anyone to produce an actual statement or quote that shows Haynie complaining about what is about to happen. I believe he actually said Haynie is staying away from media and not making any statements.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse
Right scamp, usually it's BTG that hooks them. This might be a first for The Mayah.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Wish the Post would do alittle research on Landry and Rogers. Those are the two I wonder about showing up tomorrow. Landry participated in very few voluntary workouts last year, if any, preferring to do his own thing. Rogers would like nothing better than to be traded. Not showing up tomorrow might be the quickest ticket to get on the "block". Maybe we'll get some of those extra draft picks everyone is talking about.

Posted by: wagman1 | March 14, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Not only is it missing the rye bread, it's missing the ham also. All they are getting is a little mustard (in a little yellow soft pack).

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:15 PM

This is what they feed you on an airplane, and you feel lucky to get it.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Gaither isn't worth the pick.

Posted by: periculum | March 14, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

"The media speculates that Haynesworth is unhappy about his role because he's been silent. So until he talks to us and explicity says otherwise, that's what we're going to continue to assume and report".


No wonder these guys sometimes can't stand the JReids of the world.

Posted by: p1funk | March 14, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I would guess the CBA is approved, sooner than later, and the lock-out never occurs... Far too much for both parties to lose.
Both groups only have to look at the MLB strike in 94-95 and how long it took for their numbers (fans) to come back.
Without the McGwire Bonds HR competition.. it would of been much longer.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Good point, SkinshavaGM. I haven't watch 20 games since that strike.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Rogers would like nothing better than to be traded. Not showing up tomorrow might be the quickest ticket to get on the "block". Maybe we'll get some of those extra draft picks everyone is talking about.

Posted by: wagman1 | March 14, 2010 3:18 PM

You're not paying attention. What Rogers want is not to get traded but to get a big payday. He wants to get cut, not traded.

I think his agent has explained to him that no one's giving him a big payday based on the attitude he's shown. He's going to have to play his way to a big payday, not sh_t his pants in public like he's been doing.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

He won't play Nose.

Posted by: periculum | March 14, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse


Nor should he.

If Haslett and Co. put him at the nose it would be a giant waste, and I hope AH would piss and moan about it.

That's like getting Larry Fitzgerald and then using him as a blocking TE.

Posted by: p1funk | March 14, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

'If no CBA in 2010, there will be no Draft in 2011'. Basically, the Draft would be non-enforceable thus non-binding. How do you "divide talents" that are essentially Free Agents?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 3:09 PM

The same way they do it now. The owners hold a draft and divide up the talent.

It is completely enforceable -- the NFL has an antitrust exemption -- so the owners would agree that only one team can negotiate with each player.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:16 PM
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I believe there are members of the House and Senate that would welcome the NFL Owners to exercise a Lock-Out. It would be a slam-dunk to remove the anti-trust exemption. I know Sen. Specter will be all over it. He wanted to remove the Exemption because of the Belichick spygate a few years ago.

How do you retain an anti-trust exemption if you violate "right to work" laws?

The NFL Owners cannot have it both ways.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

He won't play Nose.

Posted by: periculum | March 14, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse
Great answer, peri. What is the question? What position will LS play in our kazoo band?

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I would guess the CBA is approved, sooner than later, and the lock-out never occurs... Far too much for both parties to lose.
Both groups only have to look at the MLB strike in 94-95 and how long it took for their numbers (fans) to come back.
Without the McGwire Bonds HR competition.. it would of been much longer.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Good point, SkinshavaGM. I haven't watch 20 games since that strike.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:22 PM
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I am not the first say this.. but, no surprise it took a long time for the MLB owners to make "juicing" illegal when most knew it was going on in the 90's.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I think Shanahan can do a better job getting Big Al in shape then Zorn..Also think he'll know how to get more mileage out of Ganther and (particularly) scatback Alridge..

Posted by: frak | March 14, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I know Sen. Specter will be all over it. He wanted to remove the Exemption because of the Belichick spygate a few years ago.

The NFL Owners cannot have it both ways.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 3:24 PM

Maybe they'll take away the exemption. They should. But they haven't.

Senator Spector won't be here. He's losing in November. And his Belichick thing was cover for beating on the NFL on behalf of Comcast.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Rogers would like nothing better than to be traded. Not showing up tomorrow might be the quickest ticket to get on the "block". Maybe we'll get some of those extra draft picks everyone is talking about.

Posted by: wagman1 | March 14, 2010 3:18 PM

You're not paying attention. What Rogers want is not to get traded but to get a big payday. He wants to get cut, not traded.

I think his agent has explained to him that no one's giving him a big payday based on the attitude he's shown. He's going to have to play his way to a big payday, not sh_t his pants in public like he's been doing.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:23 PM |

Actually I don't think either of you were paying attention. Shanahan was specifically asked about CR and he said they had worked it all out and that Carlos has said he will be there for workouts. Shanahan said that he "is a big fan of Carlos Rogers."

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

You're not paying attention. What Rogers want is not to get traded but to get a big payday. He wants to get cut, not traded.

I think his agent has explained to him that no one's giving him a big payday based on the attitude he's shown. He's going to have to play his way to a big payday, not sh_t his pants in public like he's been doing.

Since I seem to have a short attention span and you seem to have more information than the Post, what's your scoop on Landry showing up tomorrow, Source?

Posted by: wagman1 | March 14, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

give anybody $21M bonus and they become lazy, complacent,self centered, and unmotivated to push themselves to work harder. That's the big problem with most all professional sports these days. The young stars play hard their first couple years til they can get that big mutlimillion free agent contract, then they are complacent and lazy and their playing level goes downhill.

Shanahan will be sorry he kept Portis by midseason. Haynesworth isn't much better, that Pillsbury dough boy was gassed by the 3rd quarter every game. This franchise will struggle to regain even a .500 record next year.

To be fair, lets see how the 2010 draft goes before rendering final judgement. If they waste that #4 pick on QB-Claussen, then we know this team is toast.

Posted by: mikepem01 | March 14, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, this column really made me think Haynesworth is a big cry baby. C'mon this guy is a whiner. Blache is keeping me from making plays. How about your overweight and lazy ***. That guy was laying on the ground after every other play faking an injury, so he could catch his breath. I do believe he is a good player, but he is one of those point the finger guys. What happened to taking responsibility for being mediocre last year. He needs to watch Fletch and learn how to be a real professional.

Posted by: Redskins001 | March 14, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

what's your scoop on Landry showing up tomorrow, Source?

Posted by: wagman1 | March 14, 2010 3:35 PM

Haven't head a word on Landry.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

To be fair, lets see how the 2010 draft goes before rendering final judgement. If they waste that #4 pick on QB-Claussen, then we know this team is toast.

Posted by: mikepem01 | March 14, 2010 3:38 PM

Wow, you're the epitome of patience. You're willing to wait until the middle of next month? I would have said two or three seasons. I thought that you judged a team's record by its wins and losses, not its first pick in the draft.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I think Shanahan can do a better job getting Big Al in shape then Zorn..Also think he'll know how to get more mileage out of Ganther and (particularly) scatback Alridge..

Posted by: frak | March 14, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse
I think you're right there, frik. This year training camp will be more like survival camp. Players will definitely get a lot more physical work. And Shanny loves a scatback. If we don't draft one in later rounds, AA will be used a lot. I know he had a fumbling problem last preseason. But good coaching can cut down on fumbling. I wonder if AA has good enough hands to be our PR. And he'll get a look as our third down back, especially in 4th Q when players are getting tired. Speed can really make a difference.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

2009 All cry baby team
Portis
Haynesworth
Carlos Rogers
Laron Landry

Posted by: Redskins001 | March 14, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

there will be a new JC in town

While everyone is Ga Ga over Bradford, the skins are playing it cool

Jimmy Clausen is the pick.

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 14, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

if skins pick qb with #4, it will be jimmy clausen...not bradford

Posted by: imageClass | March 14, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

what's your scoop on Landry showing up tomorrow, Source?

Posted by: wagman1 | March 14, 2010 3:35 PM

Haven't head a word on Landry.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

OK. Thanx, Source. Guess we'll just sit back, wait and see.

Posted by: wagman1 | March 14, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Portis
Haynesworth
Carlos Rogers
Laron Landry

Posted by: Redskins001 | March 14, 2010 3:44 PM

How did Haynesworth make it on this list? When was he crying? I think you've got him mixed up with Rock Cartwright.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: frak | March 14, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse
I think you're right there, frik.
Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Oops, sorry frak, I thought frik wrote that.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

there will be a new JC in town

While everyone is Ga Ga over Bradford, the skins are playing it cool

Jimmy Clausen is the pick.

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 14, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

if skins pick qb with #4, it will be jimmy clausen...not bradford

Posted by: imageClass | March 14, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Portis
Haynesworth
Carlos Rogers
Laron Landry

Posted by: Redskins001 | March 14, 2010 3:44 PM

How did Haynesworth make it on this list? When was he crying? I think you've got him mixed up with Rock Cartwright.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Actually, LS, I think The Mayah landed a second one. RS1 was probably responding to the post.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I know Sen. Specter will be all over it. He wanted to remove the Exemption because of the Belichick spygate a few years ago.

The NFL Owners cannot have it both ways.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 3:24 PM

Maybe they'll take away the exemption. They should. But they haven't.

Senator Spector won't be here. He's losing in November. And his Belichick thing was cover for beating on the NFL on behalf of Comcast.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:32 PM |
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yep.. forgot about the Comcast ties.
He'll probably stay on the Hill as a Comcast lobbyist.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 14, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: imageClass | March 14, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: imageClass | March 14, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse
I sure hope not, iC.
I sure hope not, iC.
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Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I think The Mayah landed a second one. RS1 was probably responding to the post.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:49 PM

How can you call yourself Redskins001 if you believe Reid's spin?

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I've got one for y'all. What injury doesn't show up on x-Ray, MRI or ultrasound? Answer: whatever haynesworth gets the first day he has to run for the Redskins.

Posted by: papple | March 14, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

To be fair, lets see how the 2010 draft goes before rendering final judgement. If they waste that #4 pick on QB-Claussen, then we know this team is toast.

Posted by: mikepem01 | March 14, 2010 3:38 PM

Wow, you're the epitome of patience. You're willing to wait until the middle of next month? I would have said two or three seasons. I thought that you judged a team's record by its wins and losses, not its first pick in the draft.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

That's better than some bloggers, who were screaming bloody murder up here last Saturday, when a whole day of free agency had gone by without a major signing.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 14, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Amazing, guy gets 100 million contract and still complains. Must be rough. This is the kind of players I could do with out. Wa WA Wa WA

Posted by: Redskins001 | March 14, 2010 2:42 PM |

Did he complain or is JR just making sh_t up, I will bank on JR making sh_t up since thats what he does most the time.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 14, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

@abxinc- with all due respect, your comment about stats and the probowl are precisely the issues that create problems in the locker room. Football is a TEAM sport. You do your job and shut the 'f' up. And when you are on the field, you better bring it like it's your last breath, the last play you'll ever make or should sit the 'f' down and call it a career . . . or at least go play for an organization that prides itself on individual over team.

Posted by: papple | March 14, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

"

bradford is amazing and clausen is even more overrated than brady quinn. Bradford is not a product of the oline the oline is a product of him. He got rid of the ball quickly and stood in pocket like manning. Clausen runs around and throws prayers to his amazing recievers. Everyone says Clausen comes out of pro offense if watch tape he reminds of overated Cutler and cutler was only good when he was on denver with amazing receviers. Bradford really looks manning when he is in the pocket. I would trade are first and campbell and something else maybe a third next year to get a quarterback who is ten times better than anyone in next years draft including hyped Jake Locker. Posted by: skinsfanforlife1"

Um, have you heard about Bradford's shoulder? that's what we call a risk factor. A team that drafts him number one overall is taking a big, big risk. Might be worth it, but might not.

Bradford benefited from his offensive line during his Heisman year. In fact, it was one of the best lines we've seen in the past decade of college ball. You saw how much trouble Oklahoma had protecting the passer the next season.

If you can watch a bunch of Notre Dame games from last season and conclude that Clausen is purely the beneficiary of his receivers, you're need to soak your contacts overnight. He may not turn out to be a great pro QB, but he was certainly a very, very good college QB.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 14, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

why are there so many people think clausen is good. All of these people read some scout and think he is good. Anyone who watches college football knows he sucks and redskins will be making a terrible decision. The reason he is so popular is because hes from notre dame and oklahoma is not popula. same mock drafts had brady quinn going in the 5 and thought he was amazing. all projections are wrong he will slip just like quinn did because unlike those mock drafts nfl teams know he sucks. Good thing vinny is not hear cause he loves clausen.

Posted by: skinsfanforlife1 | March 14, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

why are there so many people think clausen is good. All of these people read some scout and think he is good. Anyone who watches college football knows he sucks and redskins will be making a terrible decision. The reason he is so popular is because hes from notre dame and oklahoma gets know love. same mock drafts had brady quinn going in the top 5 pick and thought he was amazing. all projections are wrong he will slip just like quinn did because unlike those mock drafts nfl teams know he sucks. Good thing vinny is not hear cause he loves clausen.

Posted by: skinsfanforlife1 | March 14, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Before any other issues...revolving around Albert, his staying healthy is the most important. Why a big strong guy like Al gets hurt every year is a puzzle. Maybe they need to reduce the number of downs he plays every game.
Why did the put a no. 1 tender on Rogers? Maybe a second or third round tender would have produced a needed draft choice. Rogers will never be an impact corner..so get something for him..no team in their right
mind will give up a number one for him.

Spending the #4 pick on a QB..makes no sense. The O line will not be able to protect him. Bradford ..even if available,
has been injured....to risky to chance the high pick on him staying healthy. Clausen..just does not seem to merit such a pick. Load up on the best O line players available..unless Suh is available. Take him and all the rest O linemen.
Try to pick up corner backs either through free agency, or non-drafted players.

Washington needs SPEED, SPEED, SPEED IN ALL AREAS.

Posted by: blazerguy234 | March 14, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rodgers needs to watch film of himself. Then he should watch film on every corner in the NFL. Then he, too, should sit the 'f' down and shut up. Hey Carlos, bite lately on a double move? Maybe in traffic, the grocery store? Maybe make a play, actually catch a ball ( remember the playoff game against Seattle!). Make a play before you whine. If it were my team, you would have earned exactly ZERO dollars and ZERO cents. Here's a shovel.

Posted by: papple | March 14, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I have been silent with the press. I'm not lazy. Frankly, I'd prefer if everyone on the team was silent and let the grown ups do the talking.

Posted by: Holehoggin | March 14, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

"We won't know who the best player was in the draft for at least 3 years" Yours Truly, Jamarcus Russell.

Posted by: randysbailin | March 14, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

The fact that Colt Brennan wasn't released after the house cleaning by Shanny and Allen shows that they won't take a QB in the draft.

Posted by: KurtShanaman | March 14, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Browns trade Brady Quinn to Denver

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 14, 2010 5:06 PM ET
Brady Quinn is on the way to Denver.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is reporting that Quinn was just traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Denver Broncos in exchange for Peyton Hillis and two conditional draft picks.

We've known since the Browns acquired quarterbacks Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme that Quinn was on the way out, and now we know that he's gone.

The question now is whether he'll be the starter in Denver.

Posted by: TWISI | March 14, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

"Then he (C Rogers), too, should...shut up."


When did "...shut(ting) up..." become the best way to improve your performance?

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 14, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Then he (C Rogers), too, should...shut up."

When did "...shut(ting) up..." become the best way to improve your performance?

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 14, 2010 5:24 PM |

When running your yap and crying take away from film study, training, and practice time.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

what's your scoop on Landry showing up tomorrow, Source?

Posted by: wagman1 | March 14, 2010 3:35 PM

Haven't head a word on Landry.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

OK. Thanx, Source. Guess we'll just sit back, wait and see.

Posted by: wagman1 | March 14, 2010 3:46 PM
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I'd say if he doesn't want to be traded he should show up. Shanahan will not tolerate slackers. Plus, I believe it is in Landry's best interest to show up. Missing part of the offseason last year was to his detriment.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 14, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Clevelnad going with Jake(the interception machine) Delhoume and Seneca(sit the bench) Wallace. Someone up here said they were having a great offseason I guess I'm missing it.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 14, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Browns trade Wimbley to Raiders
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 14, 2010 5:54 PM ET

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren is having a busy day trading away former first-round draft picks.

In addition to trading 2007 first-round pick Brady Quinn to the Denver Broncos, Holmgren also traded 2006 first-round pick Kamerion Wimbley to the Oakland Raiders.

The Browns selected Wimbley, an outside linebacker, out of Florida State with the 13th overall pick in 2006. He burst onto the scene as a rookie with 11 sacks and has started every game but two in his four years in Cleveland, but he hasn't been quite lived up to the promise he showed as a rookie.

There's no word yet on what the Raiders sent to the Browns in exchange for Wimbley.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Hey League Source, I thought at one point you were a champion of Mayor Reid. What happened? First Joe Gibbs, now Reid? Flip flopping all over the place. What gives little fella?

Posted by: ga8085 | March 14, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Clevelnad going with Jake(the interception machine) Delhoume and Seneca(sit the bench) Wallace. Someone up here said they were having a great offseason I guess I'm missing it.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 14, 2010 6:01 PM

John Clayton says that the Browns, with the seventh pick, are going to try to maneuver to get Bradford or Clausen.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

That's not much to give up for a former first round QB: a fullback, a sixth rounder, and a conditional pick from next year. But Orton will start in Denver.

Wimbley got traded for two draft picks. Fans in Cleveland are much more surprised than by the Quinn move.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 14, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

I thought at one point you were a champion of Mayor Reid. What happened?

Posted by: ga8085 | March 14, 2010 6:11 PM

Reid proved that I was wrong. When I'm wrong, I change my mind. What do you do when you're wrong?

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Washington needs SPEED, SPEED, SPEED IN ALL AREAS.

Posted by: blazerguy234 | March 14, 2010 4:34 PM

What Skins really need is BLAZERS, SMOKING JACKETS, AND CARDIGANS IN SOME AREAS.

Brady Quinn and Jake Delhomme on the move ... is that really the "wave" of QB movement?

Posted by: dcsween | March 14, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Reid proved that I was wrong. When I'm wrong, I change my mind. What do you do when you're wrong?

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 6:33 PM |

If he's like some on here (not naming names k_squared, perineum, sports_guru, etc.) he argues even more vehemently and yet sounds even more ridiculous.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

John Clayton says that the Browns, with the seventh pick, are going to try to maneuver to get Bradford or Clausen.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 6:11 PM

I know a team who should be thinking about trading down, including swapping picks and a late round pick (or a special team return specialist who can play receiver in a pinch).

Posted by: dcsween | March 14, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Late round pick. F that. Cleveland should give us a 2 or 3 to move up from 7 to 4 to get their QB.

Posted by: Rahtard | March 14, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Reid proved that I was wrong. When I'm wrong, I change my mind. What do you do when you're wrong?

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

When you're wrong, you change your handle.

Posted by: SMACK1 | March 14, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Enough already , Jason Reid as long as Haynesworth is in the off season program he has no obligation to comment on anything if he so chooses, I am learning the media especially you Jason Reid create a lot of non-issues with information that is not factual.....Give it a break an let the man join his teammates an build for a successful 2010 season,

Posted by: BeatDontStop | March 14, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Late round pick. F that. Cleveland should give us a 2 or 3 to move up from 7 to 4 to get their QB.

Posted by: Rahtard | March 14, 2010 7:16 PM |
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I like that plan. Make it so.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 14, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Keep hearing all this Clausen talk coming out of the ND propaganda machine. Isn't Sir-Ratto heading up "TEAM CLAUSEN"?


Enough Said!!

Posted by: Spanglerg | March 14, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

"John Clayton says that the Browns, with the seventh pick, are going to try to maneuver to get Bradford or Clausen."

Is there any real benefit to the brownies to jump from 7 to 4 to get Claussen when the teams at 5, 6 might be focused on other areas?

Seattle at pick 6 might be in q-back draft mode.

But if the browns sit and wait, Claussen simply might fall into their lap.

And if Shanny wants Claussen, the brownies won't get him anyways.

I think the browns will ride out the season and see what Delhomme can do.

Delhomme might just need a scene change, but I doubt if Cleveland is the kind of scenery anyone would want to get changed into.

Besides, if he fails, they'll be on a q-back next spring.

That is, if there's a draft.


Posted by: MistaMoe | March 14, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

What do you folks think of this idea?
Seeing Albert was too heavy, too often winded, too often exhausted, what if the Skins put Albert on one of those "The Biggest Loser" routines?
By training camp big Al could be 40 pounds lighter.
This would permit him to play DE and be a monster out there, who could move so much better as well!!
He would be a monster 3-4 end playing 40 pounds lighter!
What do you think?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | March 14, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

What does it mean to stunt? Someone please explain that to me. Thanks.

Posted by: diamond_jim | March 14, 2010 1:26 PM
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For instance... a DT instead of going straight ahead at Center or Guard, he will "swing" to the right or left & the DE will move to area the DT moved from & attack the play. Picture a criss-cross of the DT & DE attempting to confuse the O-line... Previously the Redskins would go straight ahead on the D-line to occupy the O-line while allowing the LB's to make plays... while this was efficient against the run, it made it very difficult for players to get to the QB on a consistent basis. Although, this year they were a little better because of the presence of Albert Haynesworth.

Posted by: tony325 | March 14, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

I am learning the media especially you Jason Reid create a lot of non-issues with information that is not factual

Posted by: BeatDontStop | March 14, 2010 7:30 PM |

Well, this was JLaC's blog so he learned from the best.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

What do you folks think of this idea?
Seeing Albert was too heavy, too often winded, too often exhausted, what if the Skins put Albert on one of those "The Biggest Loser" routines?
By training camp big Al could be 40 pounds lighter.
This would permit him to play DE and be a monster out there, who could move so much better as well!!
He would be a monster 3-4 end playing 40 pounds lighter!
What do you think?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | March 14, 2010 7:54 PM |

maybe they could pair him up with BMW as a workout partner.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

"What do you do when you're wrong?"


It all depends.

If it's job-related, I blame it on the next guy, especially if he.

If it's political, I blame it on Obama or Bush--unless it's a good thing, in which case I congratulate the wisdom of the American people.

If it's weed-related, I say I don't remember what it was I was talking about.

If it's paternity suit-related, I say I don't get how I fathered a son who looks a lot like mrsmoe's boss.

If it's sex-related, I blame it on the poor lighting in the champaigne room.

If it's bank bad check related, I say someone stole my bank card and pin and purchased a lot of porn over the internet without my knowledge.

If it's sports-related, I say you didn't remember what I said the way I said it so you can't really say I was wrong when in fact you are.

If it's all due to an unfunny post like this one, I say, "You were wrong to think I was funny in the first place."

"Bro', this humorless crap is all your fault, not mine."

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 14, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

"What do you do when you're wrong?"


It all depends.

If it's job-related, I blame it on the next guy, especially if he.

If it's political, I blame it on Obama or Bush--unless it's a good thing, in which case I congratulate the wisdom of the American people.

If it's weed-related, I say I don't remember what it was I was talking about.

If it's paternity suit-related, I say I don't get how I fathered a son who looks a lot like mrsmoe's boss.

If it's sex-related, I blame it on the poor lighting in the champaigne room.

If it's bank bad check related, I say someone stole my bank card and pin and purchased a lot of porn over the internet without my knowledge.

If it's sports-related, I say you didn't remember what I said the way I said it so you can't really say I was wrong when in fact you are.

If it's all due to an unfunny post like this one, I say, "You were wrong to think I was funny in the first place."

"Bro', this humorless crap is all your fault, not mine."

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 14, 2010 8:06 PM |

Ah the refreshing air of honesty. So rarely breathed around these parts.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

From ESPN:

Brady Quinn will get a chance to start over in Denver. Whether he'll get to start is up in the air. The Broncos acquired the former first-round draft pick from the Cleveland Browns for fullback Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012. Quinn's departure comes one day after the Browns agreed to terms with free agent Jake Delhomme on a two-year contract. The Browns also traded Kamerion Wimbley to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday for a 2010 third round draft pick, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

A couple of comments about this.

1. Quinn turned out to be a worse disaster than Camp and the Browns were able to get picks for him. Admittedly not very good picks, but picks nonetheless.

2. The Browns were able to get a 3rd rounder for this Wimb dud. Never heard of him. 3rd rounders are valuable.

3. Based on what happened with Quinn and Wimb it looks like there is hope for teams like the Skins who need picks and are willing to trade such as Cool and Camp. Crissakes Allen, get off your arse and work them phones.

4. I can't believe Holm would sign this Del dud. I can't believe he was that stoopid.

Posted by: SonOfStan | March 14, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

John Clayton says that the Browns, with the seventh pick, are going to try to maneuver to get Bradford or Clausen.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Sweet.

If they are convinced they need to go above the Redskins, that means Bradford/Clausen will likely both go in the first 3 picks.

The problem is that Detroit will probably go Okung, so we'll be staring at McSuh and Berry.

Defintely take Berry there.

Teh Browns jumping us is tantalizing, but it still doesn't get us Okung at 4. S owe settle for Berry as BPA (and it would improve the D by allowing LL to move to SS), or slightly reaching for an LT not named Okung at 4.

Perhaps another team will come to 4 to grab McSuh.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 14, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

When you're wrong, you change your handle.

Posted by: SMACK1 | March 14, 2010 7:23 PM

I change my handle too...when the other one starts to feel the same.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | March 14, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Don't be surprised if BMW starts at RG and Hicks starts at RT.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 14, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps another team will come to 4 to grab McSuh.


Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 14, 2010 8:14 PM |

I'm assuming that McSuh is your way of saying McCoy or Suh?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

John Clayton says that the Browns, with the seventh pick, are going to try to maneuver to get Bradford or Clausen.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 6:11 PM |

Now's not the time to maneuver for Crissakes. They should have been thinking about this back in Dec when they had that mini wini spurt and blew their lock on the #4 pick.

Posted by: SonOfStan | March 14, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Scamp, that's my way. Especially since they are the same damn guy.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 14, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Don't be surprised if BMW starts at RG and Hicks starts at RT.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 14, 2010 8:20 PM | Report

I think at this point I want to be surprised.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

BMW?
Big Mike Williams?
Yes put both of them on a Biggest Loser Type of Program and watch them be much lighter on their feet next year, and much less strain on their knees, feet and hips.

Big Al could be a great run stopping DT/DE in a 3-4 with Orakpo outside him rushing at times as well?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | March 14, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

When Duke lost to MD in CP some poster allowed as how they were a team of a bunch of skinny white guys. It's true. I was watching the ACC final and I thought to myself that I was watching one of them Mormon teams like BYU or Utah if I didn't know better. Duke has tacitly advertised itself as the place to go to if you are a white guy with some talent.

Posted by: SonOfStan | March 14, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Scamp, that's my way. Especially since they are the same damn guy.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 14, 2010 8:26 PM |

Gotcha.

Anyway, PFT just used this post as an article for their site. Way to go JReid, you hooked a big fish this time.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Ah the refreshing air of honesty. So rarely breathed around these parts.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:10 PM
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Smells like last night's Mexican take-out.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 14, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

About Berry, he would improve our D exponentially more than any DL or LB in the draft. As much as it would hurt not taking a LT with our first pick, I just couldn't get bummed if we took Berry. He or maybe safety Earl Thomas if we traded down are the ONLY non-O line playes I would want to see picked in rounds 1-4 of this years draft by the Skins

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 14, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Smells like last night's Mexican take-out.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 14, 2010 8:33 PM |

Smells like last night's Mexican takeout smelled last night or this morning?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

"All this concern about Al... He'll be fine at DE, cause it's almost like playing DT in 4-3..."

So who plays NT?

You need a MAJOR body at NT or teams will run up the gut all day long in a 4-3.

Posted by: oldnova | March 14, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Smells like last night's Mexican take-out.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 14, 2010 8:33 PM |

Smells like last night's Mexican takeout smelled last night or this morning?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:35 PM |

You failed to pick up on the digestion and expulsion part. It smells like mexican takeout after being digested and then expelled as fart gas. Last night or this morning is pretty immaterial although someone once told me that the first farts are the stinkiest.

Posted by: SonOfStan | March 14, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Smells like last night's Mexican take-out.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 14, 2010 8:33 PM |

Smells like last night's Mexican takeout smelled last night or this morning?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:35 PM |

You failed to pick up on the digestion and expulsion part. It smells like mexican takeout after being digested and then expelled as fart gas. Last night or this morning is pretty immaterial although someone once told me that the first farts are the stinkiest.

Posted by: SonOfStan | March 14, 2010 8:44 PM |

We've definitely taken this too far. I think we broke the blog.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 14, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

If it was still last night, it would be tonight...not last night.

You see?
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 14, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Duke has tacitly advertised itself as the place to go to if you are a white guy with some talent.

Posted by: SonOfStan | March 14, 2010 8:31 PM

It's the place to go if you're smart enough to get in. The University of North Carolina is there as a safety net for those who aren't.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

RI: As the theory goes, Haynesworth is unwilling to shift to nose tackle because he's opposed to simply being a "space eater."

Jesus. What a forkin' ingrate.

1. He is a very very well paid "space eater".

2. He is being paid to eat.

How can the dude not like them apples?

Posted by: SonOfStan | March 14, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

About Berry, he would improve our D exponentially more than any DL or LB in the draft. As much as it would hurt not taking a LT with our first pick, I just couldn't get bummed if we took Berry. He or maybe safety Earl Thomas if we traded down are the ONLY non-O line playes I would want to see picked in rounds 1-4 of this years draft by the Skins

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 14, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

How can the dude not like them apples?

Posted by: SonOfStan | March 14, 2010 8:53 PM

Because when he was choosing between here and Tampa Bay, the 'Skins promised him a crate of oranges, not apples. He prefers oranges.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

He prefers oranges.

Posted by: League-Source | March 14, 2010 8:59 PM

He would being from UT.

Posted by: SonOfStan | March 14, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

About Berry, he would improve our D exponentially more than any DL or LB in the draft.

Posted by: kenboy1 | March 14, 2010 8:54 PM |

Not sure how true that is but it would be nice to have the dude on Jack like his underwear after Jack had separated Los from his with a double move.

Posted by: SonOfStan | March 14, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Denver got stiffed.

Hillis is an excellent receiver outta da backfield. He's young and will provide a reliable security blanket for J.delhomme.

Now Denver must give Brady Quinn at least a year if not two, just to justify their trade.

Josh McDaniels is one cocky sum b-itch

Posted by: Vicc | March 14, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Now that the Rams have come to their senses and will take Bradford, the Skins have no choice but to take Clausen at #4. There will be plenty of good tackles available in the 2nd round. Campbell will play his way to the bench by week 9 and Clausen will finish the season, take his lumps, and be ready to roll as the 2011 starter.

Posted by: coparker5 | March 14, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Suh won't make it past Tampa for that is the guy they want.

Posted by: Vicc | March 14, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 14, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

From M.S. to me to you.

1rst rnd - O.T.

2nd rnd - Tebow

4th rnd - O.T.

Posted by: US-conscience | March 14, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Now that the Rams have come to their senses and will take Bradford, the Skins have no choice but to take Clausen at #4. There will be plenty of good tackles available in the 2nd round. Campbell will play his way to the bench by week 9 and Clausen will finish the season, take his lumps, and be ready to roll as the 2011 starter.

Posted by: coparker5 | March 14, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Great, we can extend our run of "off season" championships into a "season that doesn't occur because of a lock out" championship.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 14, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

if you committ those kind of dollars for a player then why not allow him to do what you paid him that huge contract for? i really do not understand why the redskins have to make football into rocket science! the object is to place your personnel in the best positions to be successful...play to their talents and strength...the redskins try to turn a DT into a DE...a linebacker into a corner and a safety into a centerfielder! wake up and smell your bad breath skins coaches...don't "outcoach" yourselves just because one or two media types call you "geniuses" just tell your players to go out there and hit the player in the different color jersey in da mouth!

Posted by: ronniecope106 | March 14, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse

I think it's hilarious that NOW we hear about Redskins coaches who strongly disagreed LAST YEAR with Blache's assessment that Haynesworth was not making teammates better. All we heard LAST YEAR in this column and elsewhere (like from that Cowboys sycophant Moseley on the NFC East blog on ESPN.com) was that Haynesworth was a bad guy, and Blache did not deserve to have his strategy questioned by the likes of Albert. Oh, and of course, every story about Haynesworth in this column and elsewhere had to remind us that he was "The Highest Paid Defensive Player in NFL History." (Thanks to Peppers and da Bears, at least I don't have to read that baloney any more.)

Posted by: jaypem | March 15, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is one of the strongest guys in the league. It's gonna be hard for people to block him. Period.

So, if you put him in the middle or if you move him to an end, it doesn't really matter.

He's gonna shove one guy outta the way and if he can get past the second before the first recovers, it'll be chaos in the backfield.

And that's why he makes the big money.

I'm glad we got him.

Posted by: Thinker_ | March 15, 2010 4:45 AM | Report abuse

Why is this change even necessary ? The skins have had a good defense for several years despite having an offense that couldn't do anything. Why change to a 3-4 when we have the deepest and best defensive line we have had in decades ? Oracpo is much better when he plays defensive end and only a very average linebacker. Why screw up a perfectly good defense when the offense and probably Blache were the problem ? With all the work the offense requires why screw up the defense ? Shanahan surely cannot be said to know much about defense. I think this is a bad news if it actually accurs.

Posted by: Falmouth1 | March 15, 2010 6:16 AM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth is upset about the Redskins' shift from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 scheme and that he might not participate in the offseason program.

WTF??? That is so typical of this free agent BS !! I am so sick of it I could just throw up. $100 million & still not satisfied??? DAMN !!!

Posted by: dc4life | March 15, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

We don't know how Big Al really feels about his role in the Defense. All we've heard is Reid and Maese throw out speculation based on what has happened in the past. That's what they did when they told all of us that the Skins were gonna gobble up a bunch of free agents and they were wrong. This blog might as well be called Redskins Outsider.

Posted by: moseley_brian | March 15, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Hainsworth doesn't want to be a space easter AND he wants to rush the QB? That's crazy. He's a very large aggressive D Tackle who gets winded when he runs. You MUST run to catch a QB. It's not going to work. The Redskins should trade this guy while he still has some value. I have no idea of the economics involved, but it seems to me that with an uncapped your, you move him. Not to mention that fact that he's disgruntled and clearly selfish. Don't be surprised if we read something soon about a major developement regarding Albert Hainsworth.

Posted by: MJR720 | March 15, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

And much of the speculation about Haynesworth's supposed discontent has been fueled by Haynesworth's public silence since the end of the 2009 season.
By Jason Reid | March 14, 2010; 9:58 AM ET

Bullsh!t as usual....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 15, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

What do you all think about Phillip Buchanon? Enough left in the tank to take a flyer on him, and move CR22 to nickel CB?

I think I'd like to see D. Hall, P. Buchannon, & CR22 in nickle package.

Then, CR22 would ALSO have some utility as a spot backup at CB in regular formations.

Just wondering? Moe?

Posted by: ThinkingMan | March 15, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Fat Albert in shape? Fat Albert "showing up for volunteer workouts"? Fat Albert disgruntled in new position? See if he can be traded - not a chance with that contract. Just fine Fat Albert as needed. You should be able to get to $21,000,000 easy by enforcing weight and practice clauses.

Posted by: KDSmallJr | March 15, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is a star bottom line and he's not stupid. He wants to win, but he also wants to look good in the process which I don't blame him. There is a target on his back with the contract he got and he wants to produce for this defense. Haslett has playmakers on this defense. I can't see him leaving Haynesworth at NT anyway. We'll see how it goes. I'm not crazy about a 3-4 because I think it's easier to run on a 3-4 than a 4-3, but Shanny and Haslett have been around the block. I don't think they would make the change without having confidence that it will work.

Posted by: jdumb | March 15, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

'Team Leader'?

LMAO...unless that means leading the team to the BUFFET, Fatboy ain't no team leader.

Ain't America great? Where else can a disgruntled, overweight primadonna get paid 41 mil. guaranteed and still not HAVE TO produce? Whatcha gon do, cut him?

"P.T. Barnum, meet Daniel Snyder...Danny, P.T."

Posted by: kahlua87 | March 15, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

That damn JReid is always starting something. Why are we discussing something that we have not heard Haynesworth speak on. Remember this is the same source that said the Redskins were pursuing Peppers and we see how that sources information turned out. Instead of always trying to report something negative, stick to what you should be doing which is speaking fact not quoting speculations. Or better yet start putting names to sources. Other then that this is garbage.

Posted by: I_95 | March 15, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

To all you speculaters, Big Albert will come in and do his job no matter if he likes it or not. Did he not go out last season and give like a Man. Thats crap that he didn't add to the defense, I guess you speculaters should watch the film. He will be there with the team and give it 110%, because thats the type of man he is.

Posted by: Gredden2 | March 14, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

110% X (12 games out of 16 =) 75% of games = 82.5% and that doesn't count the plays he wasn't in because he was puking on the sidelines... so regardless of how much he gives when he's on the field, until he is on the field 100% of the time(that he should be), he isn't giving 100%!

Posted by: b1rd | March 15, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

It's a little bit sad that a guy like Haynesworth could be the toast of the town if he learned to be a hard worker and unselfish teammate. It's also a little bit sad that NFL owners are willing to pay huge sums of money to a guy known for being a malcontent.

That said, I hope some of this Nose Tackle speculation happened before they signed Kemoeatu. Kemo is a bona fide NT and assuming he is healthy, should allow the Skins to keep Haynesworth at DE, where he will play the same style football he did as a 4-3 DT.

But if I were Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan, I would be quietly making trade inquiries to see who might be willing to take Haynesworth and his behemoth contract.

Posted by: pick5 | March 15, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Any movement out of Haynesworth is an improvement, especially if they can find a crowbar big enough to get his can off the bench and onto the field.

Posted by: MartinZook | March 16, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Concerning the comments on Gaither....he was not a 5th round pick in the NFL draft. He was picked by Baltimore in the NFL Supplemental draft....big difference. He was flunking out of Maryland and had to go pro. The kid's young and a great athlete for a guy that size. If the Skins coaches see something in him to give up a 2nd round pick I think it's a no brainer if he's going to be an effective starting LT.

Posted by: jdumb | March 17, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Something about Haynesworth. He's stronger than everybody else, and it's obvious. It doesn't matter where you line him up. He's gonna drive everything towards the QB.

I'm not one who was down on him last year. Really never. Could he have been in better shape? Heck yeah. I hope he is this year, too. But you can't expect anyone to go non-stop, 60 minutes, against double teams.

The harder they try, the faster they wear themselves out. Just simple physics.

He'll be a monster next year, too. I just don't see Haslett being basically pig-headedly-stupid, like Blatche was much of the time.

Use the talent you have in the best possible way. Period. Not many in the league can hope to block Al H one on one. If any.

And that's good.

Posted by: Thinker_ | March 17, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

"You have 40 messages."

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Posted by: chavez66 | March 20, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

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