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Shanahan: Albert Haynesworth's best game with Redskins

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan offered his highest praise to date of embattled defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth Monday, saying that the 335-pound tackle "played exceptionally well" in Washington's 17-14 victory over the Chicago Bears.

"It's the best that he's played this season," Shanahan said. Having studied film of last year's team, Shanahan said, Sunday's effort was "the best game he's played since he's been here."

Haynesworth drove offensive lineman Chris Williams into Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler for a sack; hurdled the Bears offensive line to tackle Cutler and help cause a fumble on a goal line stand, and stopped Bears running back Chester Taylor in the backfield on a crucial play Sunday.

Shanahan said Haynesworth adjusted well on running plays and showed maximum effort throughout the game. He noted that Haynesworth was downfield blocking on one Redskins takeaway.

"The first thing I look for is someone who plays 100 percent," Shanahan said. "...I was pleased with his effort. I was pleased with his adjustments."

Shanahan updated some of the injuries the Redskins sustained Sunday, saying that fullback Mike Sellers, who left the locker room in a walking boot after the game, has sprained the bottom of his foot.

"He's a little sore right now," Shanahan said. "We'll know in a couple of days."

He said right tackle Jammal Brown continues to work his way back from offseason hip surgery, and still has limited range of motion. Coaches limited safety Kareem Moore's playing time because his surgically-repaired knee swells up on occasion and he is still in pain.

Offensive lineman Stephon Heyer sprained his ankle during the Bears game, Shanahan said. Barring any changes prompted by the injury, Shanahan said he intends to rotate Heyer and Brown every other series at right tackle. The two are competing for time at the position, he said.

Running back Clinton Portis, who suffered a severe groin injury three games ago, will definitely be out for next Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, Shanahan said. He hopes that with a bye the following week, Portis might be able to return for the Nov. 15 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Whether he reclaims his starting job from running back Ryan Torain appears to be an open question. "We're going to play the best players. People who give us the best chance to win," Shanahan said.

By Rick Maese and Barry Svrluga  | October 25, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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"McNabb has underwhelmed but there is no doubt in my mind that if JC was still here we would not be 4-3 and we would be seeing a hell of a lot more sack-fumbles with all the pressure we get every week."

I understand.

Last winter, I was of a mind to rebuild the offense, retain Campbell, then take the time to draft his replacement to sit behind him to eventually replace him.

I'd say if the quarterback class of 2010 had been better than Sam Bradford and the Pips, drafting to replace Campbell would've made since.

But the upcoming class should be very strong (Newton(?), Mallet, Locker, Luck, et al.), and so, perhaps McNabb's replacement is who we should have on the radar screen next spring.


Posted by: MistaMoe | October 25, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Well unless you're a minority owner - and you're not - you haven't invested anything you didn't want to.

Also, this is a new administration as it were and not one bit of any of that previous stuff counts under the Shanallahan regime. Right now, that new management team is 4-3 and that's that.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

That's racists. Owning minorities has been illegal for a long time.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 25, 2010 3:23 PM |

Hahaha. Thanks for the levity.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

And here we go.

Two Fat Albert posts in the last few hours. Why does this not surprise me?

On the other hand, I a glad to see that he stepped up after what has been an emotional few weeks for him after losing his kid brother.

Whether he keep this intensity up for the rest of the season remains to be seen. For all his attitude and me-first behavior over the last 18 months, I am now willing to give his the benefit of the doubt and hope he and the team can build on this. You cannot change the past, but you can change the present and future.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 25, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully first

Posted by: kickass10101 | October 25, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

My God, what horrid typing in my previous post. It would drive Mavis Beacon to suicide.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 25, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Quick poll. Favorite Shamu moment.

1. Shamuvin' on up. Albert goes up and over to stop Cutler at the goal line

2. Shamuvin' em back. Albert blows up the Chi OL and throws them into Cutler for a sack.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 25, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

But the upcoming class should be very strong (Newton(?), Mallet, Locker, Luck, et al.), and so, perhaps McNabb's replacement is who we should have on the radar screen next spring.


Posted by: MistaMoe | October 25, 2010 3:44 PM |

Is there even a chance the 'Skins move up again (and I am assuming we'd have to move up) and take yet another Auburn QB?

I saw tape on the guy and he's a stud. After being kicked out of school, Cam Newton basically went and dragged an entire team to his division's National Championship and won. Now he's at Auburn lighting it up. I am glad he showed he can overcome and work his way back and still have a smile on his face. That dude is going to be a very, very good NFL QB.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 25, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Thank heavens for ravens bye this week...or it would be another doozy of a decision this week for PlayAction...they just keep getting better and better...man they just don't want any competition up here for their beloved football squad...hmmmm should I catch whatever football game they make me watch...or this...

It's Alive! (TV-PG, NR) A small-town farmer feeds passersby to the area's cave-dwelling lizard man.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 25, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse


Quick poll. Favorite Shamu moment.

1. Shamuvin' on up. Albert goes up and over to stop Cutler at the goal line

2. Shamuvin' em back. Albert blows up the Chi OL and throws them into Cutler for a sack.


Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 25, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to say 2. because I think Cutler had the TD.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 25, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

""Whether he reclaims his starting job from running back Ryan Torain appears to be an open question. "We're going to play the best players. People who give us the best chance to win," Shanahan said.""


Is that an open question?

Sounds like Shanny's way of saying "No, Clinton will not get his starting job back"...nor should he if we actually are operating on the basis of play.

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

All well and good, but still need to see some consistency out of the Fat Guy.

One game does not a season make -- and thus far, he has been decidedly underwhelming.


Posted by: Vic1 | October 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

But if JC was still here we would also have a 2nd round pick here as well

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 25, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Not sure what thinking went into the McNabb trade, but there will be a huge difference between 2010 and 2011 draft picks. When a rookie salary cap goes into place, there won't be any $50million QB contracts coming out of the draft.

2010 had a bunch of players coming out early to get sweeter deals -- but 2011 is the year that teams at the top of the draft will get better value.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 25, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

All well and good, but still need to see some consistency out of the Fat Guy.

One game does not a season make -- and thus far, he has been decidedly underwhelming.


Posted by: Vic1 | October 25, 2010 4:01 PM

Well, he's gotten a lot better since he stopped posting his Camp Diary and his blather as Albert_Haynesworth. Good to see he's gotten back to football, isn't it?

Posted by: beep-beep | October 25, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Fat Al makes me want to go drop a nice big #2.

Posted by: DixonTheDog | October 25, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | October 25, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I think it's open in the sense that Ryan Torrain may get hit by a bus. At that point yes Clinton Portis would regain the starting job.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 25, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I think it's open in the sense that Ryan Torrain may get hit by a bus.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 25, 2010 4:06 PM

Isn't that how Dixon the Dog passed on?

(I'll put myself in timeout for the remainder of the evening. Thank you.)

Posted by: PlayAction | October 25, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

At least the Cutler deal fell through--that would have been two(!!) 1st rounders (bye bye Silverback!) and a 3rd rounder.

And Cutler would be getting shell-shocked here instead of Chicago.

The Skins need to draft another stud RT, not another QB... not yet. Anytime Heyer is beating out your starting RT, you've got trouble on the line.

One thing DMac does *extremely* well is avoid taking sacks--we'd better hope we don't see Rex Grossman this season.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 25, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

For a wild card we'd probably have to win 6 out of the last 3 games.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | October 25, 2010 4:04 PM

(Time In)

We're screwed then.

(Time Out)

Posted by: PlayAction | October 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

But if JC was still here we would also have a 2nd round pick here as well

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 25, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

But if JC was still here we would also have a 2nd round pick here as well

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 25, 2010 4:14 PM

Not if Vinny Cerrato was still here. Woulda traded that pick for an extra third in the last draft.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 25, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth vs. Zorn-a-Hans ego

haynesworth, good job proving what we already knew.

Shan-a-cool, nice try trying to convince us that a great player wasn't good

p. S. Torain and banks are fumblers

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 25, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

It's nice that Haynesworth helped out yesterday, but let's stop the excessive pole-jocking until he starts and plays in more than just one formation.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 25, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I think it's open in the sense that Ryan Torrain may get hit by a bus. At that point yes Clinton Portis would regain the starting job.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 25, 2010 4:06 PM

The way Torain runs, especially when he's tired, he'll need to get spelled a bunch. He got hit three times flush in the 4th, one time so hard Torain was on his back trying to call TO. There's only so much trauma a body can take. Getting CP back will be a boom for Torain.

Posted by: TWISI | October 25, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Ahh, don't be so hard on 'em Zeke.

That's probably just the concussion talking.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 25, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Cowboys... Cowboys.... gawd I would hate to root for that collection of poseurs, criminals, drugs dealers and chld molesters that call themselves America's Team. Why should I cheer when Dallas lies, cheats, and steals their way to victory in front of their fat, stupid, drunk (1 of 3 isn't good) fans. Fans who will never be half the man their mother was. Argh! Dallas... I HATE DALLAS.

I'll root for them under the following condition: IF the Cowturds win, the Redskins go to the playoffs FOREVER.

This is about more than one season, more than a blip in the division standings. More than keeping the Pillsbury Doughboy "coaching" America's Delinquents.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 25, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

So, if Caveman can't play this week, does that mean Darrell Young gets the start at fullback, or does the team get creative with its tight ends? I've seen Cooley line up in the backfield a few times. Maybe they just go single back, two tight ends, two wide receivers for the whole game...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 25, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Rich Campbell saying D Hall told him he gave a game to Haslett to show solidarity. Between that and the classy way he responded to Cutler's idiotic remarks, I don't think I can call him Meangelo anymore. I'm seriously impressed by him beyond just his physical skills.

Posted by: will_ga | October 25, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth had some good games last year, but zorn-a-cool manages to assign himself superb coaching skills by saying this game was his best as a skin

all u had to do was play your best player Shan-a-cool

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 25, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I got done hating DeAngelo just before the end of the first half of the Dallas game.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 25, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Why are people talking about moving up in the draft for a QB? This is lunacy. They need to stockpile linemen, on both offense and defense, before looking for QBs.

3 Superbowls-each with a different QB. What's that tell you? It's all about the linemen!

QBs are the most overrated players in professional sports. Ryan Leaf, Alex Smith, Vince Young, Mark Sanchez, Matt Leinart, etc. are all overrated. If Sanchez wins a Superbowl, it will be because he plays behind Nick Mangold and D'Brickashaw Ferguson and has a top-tier defense to bail him out if he can't get the job done.

Other than Peyton Manning, which top 5 draft pick- QB has played in the Superbowl this decade???

Manning

Brees

Roethlisberger, (best defense in football)

Mark Warner (much older than McNabb)
(Eli) Manning, (had the best O-line in the league, best pass rushers in the league)

Tom Brady

Peyton Manning

Rex Grossman

Roethlisberger

Hasselbeck (Also McNabb's age)

McNabb

Brady


We NEVER should have traded up for Campbell. The Redskins' last 2 trips to the playoffs came with Todd Collins and Mark Brunell under center, along with a good defense.

QUARTERBACKS SUCK with only a few exceptions.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 25, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Who is Mark Warner?

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 25, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and if we go back further, we'll see Kurt Warner and Brady's names again.

I also forgot to mention Phillip Rivers. Yes, Rivers, who throws to Vincent Jackson, whom so many of you covet so much that you advocate for trading 1st round draft picks for him. How many Superbowls has he been to?

Remember when Drew Brees played for the Chargers, had a great year, then got traded so they could start Rivers? How'd that work out for you Norv?

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 25, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Who is Mark Warner?

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 25, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse


Sorry. In my rage, I confused Kurt Warner (former Superbowl MVP) with Mark Warner (former governor of Virginia).

My Bad!! LOL!!

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 25, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Playoff implications:

WAS has tiebreakers against GB and CHI. They also play TB (4-2) and could own tiebreakers against all those teams. So they have a reasonable shot at being a wildcard with a 9-7 record. 10-6 just might win the division. Remaining games

@DET
-Bye-
PHI
@TEN
MIN
@NYG
TB
@DAL
@JAC
NYG

They have to win 6 of 9. The key game is DET. Win big, go on a bye, come out with strong performances against PHI and at TEN.

Then MIN comes to town. Hah! See the anti-Farve rant on Deadspin: plus the guy has 2 broke bones in his ankle. They're done, and by that time the team is cratering. Tarvaris Jackson at QB, Randy Moss creating dissention, they're going to be a wreck. Gotta win that one.

TB -- well if their coach believes they are the best team in the NFC, I would like to encourage him in this delusion. They're not, but may be ripe for the taking after their cream-puff schedule (CLE CAR CIN, ARI, CAR, SF) gets thrown in their face when they play BAL and ATL in the weeks before WAS. Lots of finger pointing, etc.

Yes, playoffs are a definite possibility. But THEY MUST WIN AT DET.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 25, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse


DixonTheDog

Posted by: hessone | October 25, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I'l take Shamuvin'em back. Tonight, root for the defense and the guy driving the stretcher cart. If the pies loose it's a stake in their heart, if they win we're tied for first. Either way we get the midgettes twice and our fate is in our hands. I'd rather win the division by beating our rivals. HTTR

Posted by: wireman65 | October 25, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse


n o
f u c k i n g
way am I rooting for dallas tonite

n o
f u c k i n g
way

n o
f u c k i n g
way

n o
f u c k i n g
way

Posted by: hessone | October 25, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I confused Kurt Warner (former Superbowl MVP) with Mark Warner (former governor of Virginia).

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 25, 2010 4:43 PM

We've got guys up here who confuse George Bush with Reggie Bush. Crazy.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 25, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Norv! HAHAHAHA... ole start-slow Norval.

The "analysts" on NFL Gameday were totally ripping AJ Smith for his management, and how he gets rid of players too soon and won't pay Jackson. Never mind Belichick does exactly the same thing in NWE.

The kiss of death on that team is Norv. Will someone PLEASE explain to me how you can have the number 1 offense, the number 1 defense, and the number 1 in the win column all at the same time? Only Norv could make a silk purse into a POS.

What this really points out is that statistics are for losers. There is only 1 that counts, and that is wins.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 25, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Will someone PLEASE explain to me how you can have the number 1 offense, the number 1 defense, and the number 1 in the win column all at the same time?

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 25, 2010 4:56 PM

Only way that can happen is if the referees are taking money to throw the games. Really big money.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 25, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

n o
f u c k i n g
way am I rooting for dallas tonite

n o
f u c k i n g
way

n o
f u c k i n g
way

n o
f u c k i n g
way


Posted by: hessone | October 25, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse


-- second --

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 25, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

"Shanahan: Albert Haynesworth's best game with Redskins
"

WRONG...His best game was last year when the D made all of those goal line stands...It was like 7 plays within the 5yard line...And AH blew everything out the water....especially on 4th Down.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 25, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

DC's O is currently 22nd (18.6 ppg), D is 9th (19 ppg), 2nd in turnover ratio (+8). The QB needs to step up: DM is 24th (76). HTTR

Posted by: Realness1 | October 25, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

What this really points out is that statistics are for losers. There is only 1 that counts, and that is wins.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 25, 2010 4:56 PM

Trent Dilfer agrees, and would like to add: "Dan Marino sucked!"

Posted by: Alan4 | October 25, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

"Shanahan: Albert Haynesworth's best game with Redskins
"

WRONG...His best game was last year when the D made all of those goal line stands...It was like 7 plays within the 5yard line...And AH blew everything out the water....especially on 4th Down.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 25, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Moore Beeps

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 25, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse


Will someone PLEASE explain to me how you can have the number 1 offense, the number 1 defense, and the number 1 in the win column all at the same time?

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 25, 2010 4:56 PM

Only way that can happen is if the referees are taking money to throw the games. Really big money.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 25, 2010 5:01 PM |

doesn't this happen on Madden 2010 ?

Posted by: hessone | October 25, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

He got hit three times flush in the 4th, one time so hard Torain was on his back trying to call TO. There's only so much trauma a body can take. Getting CP back will be a boom for Torain.

Posted by: TWISI | October 25, 2010 4:20 PM

He was walking to the huddle than thought to himself, 'F That' and started tapping his chest for a sub....Portis is def needed back....Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb will be serious.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 25, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

From the ROCKY HORROR-PICTURE SHOW

We need 2 OGs and a C. McNabb has prevented a lot of sacks but it's killing our run game, down field passing, and our ability for the O to convert 3rd downs. This is the weakest link in our O.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 24, 2010 11:28 PM

Co-sign

Hicks is just good depth, not starting material.

Posted by: edvar | October 24, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Triple that.

Say, Is FATSWORTH turning into MONEYSWORTH? I get confused.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 25, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

To all you AH haters I do not want to hear from you any more, be quite from now on he was good last year,and to the people who are talking about the game to night.I can not even say it wanting a certain team to win for first place how ssssssstupid is that.I don't want to even talk about it anymore that is right dumb.We will win the division right out on our own got that...REDSKINS FOR LIFE

Posted by: rdbdaddy | October 25, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Quarterback in this upcoming draft is unusually deep, but there's no Peyton, no single shining star, in the group. There's Mallett, the Roethlisberger-sized pocket passer; heady Andrew Luck; Blaine Gabbert, who's almost as big as Mallett but more mobile; Christian Ponder, with his average arm and decent feet. Jake Locker has taken a step back and Nick Foles of AZ a step forward. Cam Newton is getting the ink that Terrell Pryor once got, but they're very similar QBs.

It's a good time to draft one, particularly if you're not in the Top Ten selections.

Posted by: Samson151 | October 25, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow! From all the discussions about Haynesworth, you'd swear he started to walk on water.

I'm not so easily impressed.

Haynesworth is just a pout away from being a five year old. He plays when he wants and is now becoming a very expensive situational player.

I find it remarkable that we've now told everyone in the NFL that we've dumbed down this defense for our most expensive player. When you see him on the field, you know as an offense that Haynesworth won't be expected to have any impact on the running game - hence you should audible to a run the minute you see has fat and lazy ass on the field!

I suppose the coaching staff is doing their best to get any value out of this pathetic underachieving oxygen consumer. The fact is that he can't be counted on and will never give of himself consistently. You just never know when the "adult" fat arse is on the field or when the "five year old fat arse" is going to show up.

My point is Haynesworth has played half a dozen plays in one game with impact. We shouldn't be forgetting he is a lazy, unmotivated, overpaid moron. If he can go 9 more games with consistent effort, then we can talk. Just remember, for his six positive plays in this game, there were an equal number he was useless.

Posted by: laserwizard | October 25, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse


This is the first game since they've been Redskins where DeAngello & Haynesworth have both performed up to snuff.

The smart psychologist in Shanny, after tearing down Fat ALbert, and building him back up, unleashed a fusillade of praise. With luck, he'll play like he did Sunday for the rest of the season.

I have not been a big Hall fan, but I'll admit dude may have the best hands of any DB in the country, and he suckered Chicago time after time. Why NOT put him in on offense occasionally?

ANything that gives opponents something extra to think about,

CC in the booth kept wondering why there wasn't a double move used against Hall. One, that's the other guy they use that against and two, I don't know why not.

But if Hall plays like he did Sunday, and Rogers continues his good coverage, and LAndery continues to light it up, that's a pretty good D backfield--finally

Now then, about Donovan McNabb...

Posted by: TheCork | October 25, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

But the upcoming class should be very strong (Newton(?), Mallet, Locker, Luck, et al.)...Posted by: MistaMoe
~~~
@Samson & MistaMoe

Pro prospects-my opinions/observations

R.Mallett-Arkansas-Solid prospect, who I believe needs to lose some weight(can be Derek Anderson-slow in his set-up) and process his reads quicker,but he has a live arm w/nice release. At 6'7 he is a tall,dropback QB. Mallett throws a catchable ball,displays touch. First Rounder
Jake Locker-Washington-Solid prospect IF he can string together enough good games to offset a truly rotten showing against Nebraska. Has a case of Matt Leinart syndrome-two years ago,if Locker had come out-top ten draft pick, but the more he plays, the less you like him. He's fast-his claim to fame is a reported 4.3-4.4 40 time, he'll remind you of Mike McMahon, a fast, inaccurate scrambler who's really raw w/a fastball and nothing else. Needs to work on his touch,decision-making & accuracy.

Continued....

Posted by: ArmchairGM | October 25, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Continued...
Andrew Luck is a heady, strong-armed dropback/touch passer. He's big and accurate, but at a listed 235 lbs, I would wish Luck to get down to about 222 lbs to increase his set-up speed. Luck has good pocket-awareness, so he rarely moves into sacks. A likely top-five pick. Throws with anticipation, so I wonder how strong his arm actually is, but he's a natural passer. Second or third rounder unless he makes a late-season push.

Blaine Gabbert-Good prospect coming out-the game against Nebraska was a heck of a show case. Gabbert has a strong, live arm, good set-up, good athleticism and is playing in a pro-prospect friendly offense.Could use more touch on his passes. IMO a better prospect than Mallet because of superior athleticism and release.First Rounder

Ben Chappell-may not be as well-known AND Indiana isn't having a very good year, but Chappell can play. Like Mallet, the offense he runs is college-friendly-too much shotgun formations. This means he'll be a little rough lining up under center initially. However, the dude has a strong arm, with a whip or wrist-flicking type release-when you watch him, for good or bad he'll look like Jeff George or J.Cutler. He'll come into the pros versed in throwing all types of passes,good touch. Middle-rounder

Terrelle Pryor & Cam Newton are Jrs with some of the same traits IMO. Both are 6-6, one is listed at 250lbs(C.N.) and the other is listed at 240lbs(T.P.) Both are underwhelming passers at this stage. Both are better athletes than football players and better football players than QBs. Both need work on all aspects of passing-touch,accuracy,decision-making. Honestly, both are middle-to late rounders.

Christian Ponder has improved steadily since his 1st year, but he's a little brittle and streaky. Touch passer-2nd to middle rounder.

T.J. Yates- Good size,Nice, live arm with a quick release...doesn't throw a bunch of interceptions...would have a higher profile if WR (and Andre Johnson clone)Greg Little had not gotten kicked off the Tarheels.
Also-Colin Kaepernick-6-6,225,Nevada. I haven't seen him yet this year, so I reserve opinion.
I also have to point out that top prospects Gabbert, Luck and Mallett are Juniors, so the strength of this draft has much to do with their decisions to stay or leave. Potentially an excellent draft for QBs

Posted by: ArmchairGM | October 25, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Correction: Gabbert's break-out game was against Oklahoma, not Nebraska.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | October 25, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Great game Albert the only people busting you on these sites are Dallas fans and others a G.E.D. short of a third grade diploma. Woops thats does include Dallas fans

Posted by: southportwave | October 25, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

All I know is that the Girls about to fall to 1-5, which means they are poised to take control of the division. Right, peterbilt and pampa, you f-ing clowns. yuk yuk yuk yuk

Posted by: columbiapike | October 25, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth had some good games last year, but zorn-a-cool manages to assign himself superb coaching skills by saying this game was his best as a skin

all u had to do was play your best player Shan-a-cool

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 25, 2010 4:32 PM
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He only played well because Shanahan "broke" him down. He'll play well now. Shanahan's first job here was to undo the star system. Here we have a contrite and contributing Haynesworth, and an injured Portis who may or may not get to play again. Stark contrast to last year when either one would have Dan tell Zorn what they wanted. First big step towards a professional football organization has been taken.

Hate on Shanahan if you will. But, he's got it headed in the right direction.

Posted by: PS7900 | October 26, 2010 4:46 AM | Report abuse

Wait, I mistakenly have Andrew Luck as a second or third rounder instead of second or third PICK in the draft. My Bad.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | October 26, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

I've been all over Haynesworth and Hall all year. They played well vs the Bears, and I'll give them credit. But now they have no excuses if they don't perform that way all year.

Posted by: McLobo | October 26, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I’m still waiting and wondering when Coach Shannahan and Haslett will make their public apologies not only to Albert Haynesworth, but to Redskins fans as well. All offseason we heard how Albert Haynesworth wasn’t a team player, and how he’d have to be a nose tackle and learn to play in the system, etc. We also heard how he was ‘behind’ and ‘not conditioned’, or when he came back to practice before the Colts game that he ‘didn’t know the game plan’. Well after 7 weeks it is pretty clear that all those statements aren’t true, and were just a power struggle by the team. Not only did they throw Haynesworth under the bus, but their limiting his playing time (or making him inactive all together) might have cost them a game already.

To read the rest of my friend Steve's article about Haynesworth check out: http://fanspeak.com/steveospeak/2010/10/26/albert-haynesworth-comes-up-big-for-the-redskins/

Posted by: bmurph24 | October 26, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

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