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Shanahan: Everyone gets scout team reps

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan says no one should read too much into the fact that Albert Haynesworth has spent time this week practicing with the scout team. In his system, Shanahan says everyone gets reps with the scout team

"First-teamers, second-teamers, third-teamers," Shanahan said. "And that's just the way we do things. We started out with starters on the scout team at a number of different positions and that's just the way we go about it."

Shanahan has scolded the media and required that they not divulge details of his practices. But tight end Chris Cooley said during an appearance on 106.7 The Fan Friday morning that Haynesworth has taken "a lot" of reps with the scout team this week. Shanahan said that even if Haynesworth is working with the scout team, mimicking the Cowboys' defense, he's still taking reps with the Redskins' defensive linemen. That means, presumably, that he's still able to pick up Washington's defense and get more comfortable with the Redskins' 3-4 scheme.

"I think what Chris was trying to say -- or maybe he did say it; I didn't hear the conversation -- is that Albert was working extremely hard on the scout team, giving us a good look," Shanahan said.

Asked if it was at all unusual that Haynesworth was working with the scout team, Shanahan began his answer by saying:, "It's unusual for Chris to tell people who's working with the scout team. I've already talked to Chris."

Cooley confirmed the discussion and said he doesn't think it's a big deal that Haynesworth lined up with the scout team.

"I think lots of guys have," he said. "We've had lots of guys do it. It's common. We have 53 guys here. I don't think it'd be unusual for anyone to take looks on our practice squad. We have limited guys. Everyone has to do everything."

Neither Cooley nor Shanahan shared details of their discussion. But Cooley said his intent was to praise Haynesworth for the effort he's put in this week.

"I think he's done a great job all week," Cooley said.

By Rick Maese  |  September 10, 2010; 1:32 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Chris Cooley , Mike Shanahan  
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Posted by: narielnasl | September 10, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

The less Shanny says the better. Stupid players leaking to the media. Just leave it alone. I don't need to know every detail. Pretty soon the coach won't say anything to reporters. And thats a good thing.

Posted by: FedorEm | September 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

At least he wasn't naked with his playbook open when he said it.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

@espn_macmahon: Burgundy helicopter just flew low over Cowboys practice. Redskins GM Bruce Allen learned frm his dad, ex-coach/spy George about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck


Niiice.

Cowboys have to be wondering "who the F do these guys think they are?"

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 10, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Next

Posted by: PlayAction | September 10, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and The U is gonna beat up on Ohio State tomorrow.

To quote LenDale White, "Ohio State sucks."

hessone sucks too but that's neither here nor there

Go 'Canes!!
Go 'Skins!!

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 10, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Your impression is wrong, DT#11 evan admitted as such a few weeks ago that he shoulda/coulda taken OTAs/Mini camps more seriously. Dude blows.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2010 12:31 PM

Maybe it's not his work ethic or his seriousness about practice.

Maybe he's just not that good.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 10, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I didn't know that Cooooley could backtrack as fast as he runs forward!

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 10, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see Cooley continue to make these comments. At least Shanny addresses it right away.

The bloggas seem to him a pass for everything. If it was CP that said it, well.......

Posted by: dcwun | September 10, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

"It's unusual for Chris to tell people who's working with the scout team. I've already talked to Chris."


Sounds like someone got taken out behind the woodshed....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 10, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Finished lunch. This scout team gig is sweet. We get to keep leftovers!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 10, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

This is such a nothing story.

OF COURSE you have your best pass rusher playing against your starting O-line in practice. Why wouldn't you?

It's not like Haynesworth is ON the practice squad. He's been practicing with them some. You only get to have 8 guys on your p-squad, so someone has to make up the difference.

Gosh.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 10, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Its, fun, fact filled, highly opinionated and about friggin' time.

You're minutes away from the season preview edition of

ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Just a little more key jingling for Mr. Phillips' sake. Now let's cover our eyes and say peek-a-boo. His head will explode before kick-off. F dallas.

Posted by: wireman65 | September 10, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

The bloggas seem to him a pass for everything. If it was CP that said it, well.......
Posted by: dcwun | September 10, 2010 1:48 PM

Everyone realizes it was stupid. Will this make you feel better?

HE JUST NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND PLAY!!!!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 10, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe it's not his work ethic or his seriousness about practice.

Maybe he's just not that good.

Posted by: Alan4

Or a lethal combo of both...

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan and Haynesworth have met privately at least twice this week, team sources said. It is unclear what they discussed, but this much is known: Something very strange is going on with Haynesworth in practice this week. Asked if it was at all unusual that Haynesworth was working with the scout team, Shanahan began his answer by saying:, "It's unusual for Chris to tell people who's working with the scout team. I've already talked to Chris."

As the MS vs. AH saga veers ever closer to "Cool Hand Luke" territory ...

Posted by: QuietTeeth | September 10, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

What moron would think that any player not playing at his best is better than one that does ?

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 1:50 PM

On this particular point, I gotta wonder whether the Y receiver who has sat atop of the depth chart since forever -- Joey Galloway -- is actually going to get onto the field and, if so, when.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Coach says I'm doing a great job. Hope he doesn't catch me posting here.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 10, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Nate,

Thanks for the link to the Uniwatch page.

This link says the Cowboys will not wear their blue jerseys at all this season:

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/08/picked-up-pieces---no-blue-jer-1.html

Maybe that means burgandy jerseys and gold pants for the Skins on Sunday night? That would be outstanding.

Posted by: manlius1 | September 10, 2010 1:12 PM
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outstanding indeed that's the classic look:

redskins in burgundy/gold, cowboys in white jerseys... i think i had an electric football game like that...

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 10, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Finished lunch. This scout team gig is sweet. We get to keep leftovers!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 10, 2010 1:51 PM

I understand Al loves his seconds very very sloppy

Posted by: PlayAction | September 10, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

"It's unusual for Chris to tell people who's working with the scout team. I've already talked to Chris." - Mike Shanahan

Careful, God HC. Someone may take this as insulting a "Redskins Legend" and criticize you for correcting a player who "can say anything he wants".

Posted by: RedDMV | September 10, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES
Turning The Page, the 2010 Season Preview Edition
As always, brought to you again by the finest of the fine at Yahoo!

Part 1

I’ll start with our strength. Well, I think it’ll be our strength. Defense. I don’t get it. Too many people seem to be playing away from their strength. Alexander, Carter and Orakpo have all shown they are best at the line with their hand down, going forward. They’ve also shown limitations going backwards. But they’ll often be standing up and going backwards. Albert at DE is another example. I liked the idea until I saw how much of his explosion takes place in his first move. That power moves people. But as a DE, he can be forced to take multiple steps before contact, which results in his explosiveness being dissipated.

This new system doesn’t take advantage of several skill sets. Haslett wants more turnovers, but which of these LBs (that were DL) can catch an INT or keep up with most RBs or TEs in pass coverage? (note the 5 acronyms in 1 clause).

Our front 4 was the most effective unit on the team, and it has been overhauled. The one difference maker is Albert. We’ll see how ready he is, but the man can elevate this defense a lot, on the interior. Will he? No need to review the soap opera. If Albert plays well, no matter how convoluted the path, all will be good. I’ve said from the outset, none of the offseason stuff matters if Albert is a beast in the regular season. Its not about Albert’s happiness, I’d prefer him angry – and pointed at the other team.

The secondary was a mess last year. LaRon looked lost, while Rogers and Hall both had issues. If measured by draft spot, we have the most talented secondary in football. Would be nice to see that talent play tougher, harder and smarter, a la Reed Doughty, the only overachiever among the 2009 DBs. Moore is a good fit at FS, but I have doubts on his durability.

Haslett’s general approach is to use speed and different formations to create confusion for the offense. From time to time, we’ll also confuse ourselves. The confusion will have success against young QBs, like kolb and Stafford. But it won’t fool the vet QBs we’ll face, and we’ll give up a lot of big plays as a result of our ‘creativity’.

How does it play out? We have raw talent, no less than 7 guys in the heart of their careers (Carriker, Albert, Orakpo, Hall, Landry, Rogers, Carter) went in the top 15 in their draft class. Of course, it doesn’t matter where Fletcher was drafted, he’s great. There is too much talent and experience to have the defense melt down in DEBACLE ’09 ® style. Some early success would go a long way. Of note, 1 year ago, I overestimated the defense, by a lot.

We have enough talent to make bunches of plays on our side, balancing out the big plays we will give up. Talent overcomes confusion, and the defense is top 10-ish in both yards allowed and turnovers.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

sween- Coffe Flats spread was NO -5.5, so those missed FG cost me an early win..

Posted by: 4-12 | September 10, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Your impression is wrong, DT#11 evan admitted as such a few weeks ago that he shoulda/coulda taken OTAs/Mini camps more seriously. Dude blows.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2010 12:31 PM

Maybe it's not his work ethic or his seriousness about practice.

Maybe he's just not that good.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 10, 2010 1:46 PM

If true he's also apparently a dumba$$. Superbowl winning coach takes over the team and he doesn't bust his butt to impress. Hell, Portis, notorious last year for skipping practice - and very familiar with MS, was taking it seriosly. Sounds like DT needs to get his head out of his arse while he still has a chance.

Posted by: skinswest | September 10, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Part 2 -- ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES

The offense got a major upgrade, a huge upgrade, an almost too good to be true upgrade, when Shanahan pulled the key trade of the offseason and acquired … Jamaal Brown. Going from Heyer to Brown is an upgrade of epic proportions and will be key to both the pass game and run game. Plus, the trade allowed Hicks to move to guard, upgrading a second spot. The OL that was on the field for most of last season was atrocious. We’re up to adequate. The interior of the line is marginal, modestly improved over last season. But I’m not sold on it, especially with everyone on he interior over 30 (Dockery, Rabach and Hicks). Trent Williams is going to struggle as a rookie, as he’s facing a ‘murderer’s row’ lineup. The guy who helps Williams to block will be a huge determinate in the success of this team. Cue Mike Sellers. Or Darrel Young. More on that later. This group is more athletic and durable than our group from last year. Still, our OL depth is, ummm, forgettable (scary?). If we get hit with injuries on the OL, the season will be forgettable (ugly?).

The WR group is also marginal. They’d be awful if not for Moss. We may wind up longing for Randle El (the WR, not the PR). The TE spot is strong.

I don’t like our RBs. In order for Shanahan’s cutback style of running to work, you need the threat of being able to run wide and turn the corner. I don’t think our RBs can get wide. Without that threat, the cutback lanes will be limited. Further, our pass catchers aren’t much in terms of run blocking. 3 reasons for hope. This style of run game might fit our OL personnel, Shanahan historically gets more from less and maybe Portis found the fountain of youth. But it’ll be tough. I expect better than last year, but I don’t expect a lot.

McNabb has had a better overall career than any Skins QB since … SJ9. McNabb is slightly past his prime and already has noteworthy ding. He is learning a new system for the 1st time in over a decade. There will be bumps in the transition, more than most want to acknowledge. But he can read a defense and knows the NFC East. One ‘not to be underestimated’ item is the lack of a pass catching RB. McNabb thrived on this in philly where a dump-off to an RB was as likely to create a big play as a pass downfield. McNabb lost almost the same number of sack yards/game as Campbell did last season. That is another area of risk, especially given the pass rushers he’ll see.

A quick comment about the backup QB. If he’s playing, we’ll need to win with defense. Against some teams, the offense can play modestly under Rex and win, but not against the majority of our schedule. We’re not going to win much if Rex has to run the show.

On offense, I think we fall a bit below the middle. Maybe 20-25th overall. The upside -- we’ve got a QB who can (and must) take advantage of the goodies the defense gives us … and he can win a close game with a late score.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Why are these even stories? Hanyesworth is practicing which is what everyone wanted him to do. He needs reps as JReid reported when his "sources" said Haynesworth played out of position. So they are getting him reps why is this non controversy a controversy? Why are LaVar's posts who is not a professional writer way more informative than these?

Posted by: aarseneault06 | September 10, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

manluis, walter, I kind of hate to say it, but in some of those old Cowboy pictures their unis don't look anywhere near as loathsome as the team's current unis.

Here's to electric football!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 10, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2010 2:01 PM |

Thanks so much for a richly informative post.

Posted by: QuietTeeth | September 10, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Part 3 -- ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES

On to special teams. Our return guys are different and that is a good thing. We’ve got kickers that seem to be improvements over last year. Truth is, I think special teams will be better, in large part because of the head coach and his attention to them. Which brings me to …

Our biggest strength. The head coach.

People have been writing about Shanahan (MS) and Bruce Allen (BA), or as I like to call them, the 2 degrees. But really, the guy with the BA doesn’t do much that is critical. The guy with the MS runs the whole show. Last year, I wrote that I didn’t trust the HC. 2010 couldn’t be more opposite. While I’ve got concerns about Shanahan’s role as team president, I’ve got nothing but confidence in Shanahan, the coach. He isn’t mistake free, in part due to an oversized ego. On occasion, he’ll outsmart himself. The guy is a stone cold control freak. But those drawbacks pale in comparison to what he does bring. We’ll be better prepared than most teams and he’ll outcoach a lot of guys during the game.

When other teams make mistakes, we’ll see a killer instinct that has been largely absent for almost 2 decades. When we’ve got a team on the ropes, we’ll put them away more often than not. I’m pretty sure Shanahan keeps a set of ‘daggar in the heart’ plays ready for the critical moment. He won’t miss a chance to seize a game.

This killer instinct radiates from the guy running the show and we’ll sense it in the team on the field.

Another advantage, Shanahan knows the other coaches and their teams better than they will know what Shanahan will do with the Redskins. In every facet of the game, most every week, Shanahan gives us a distinct edge.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I have to go against the first team players? This is more work than I thought.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 10, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse


It's not a slogan, practice hard translates to good game play.

practice makes perfect is a slogan.

What moron would think that any player not playing at his best is better than one that does ? Tell me, what play from the preseason did AH make against back-ups that stands out in your mind ? I got him for one sack, big deal. Face it, the guy is a loser, and I back brownwood 100%. WTF ?

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

The less Shanny says the better. Stupid players leaking to the media. Just leave it alone. I don't need to know every detail. Pretty soon the coach won't say anything to reporters. And thats a good thing.

Posted by: FedorEm | September 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Yeah you know I agree. Cooley made a big mistake by opening his mouth. The players should realize that EVERYTHING that is said is going to be picked apart and picked apart some more by the voracious blood thirsty media.

I think the media is mostly to blame here. They'll do whatever it takes to create controversy and drama, just give it a rest guys.

Slowly but surely we will hear less and less about what goes on @ Redskins Park. And I'm glad, keep the smokescreens and secrecy going!

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | September 10, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Part 4 -- ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES

I’ve covered the various units, how does it all add up?

Let me start by looking at the competition. All 4 teams from the NFC Beast will face dangerous offensive weapons in our 8 common games vs the AFC South and NFC North. There are a lot of top 5 quality players. The QBs (Rodgers, Peyton, Schaub, Favre), the RBs (Chris Johnson, Peterson, Jones-Drew) and the WRs (Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne). The ‘second tier’ weapons aren’t bad either -- Calvin Johnson, Sidney Rice, Dallas Clark, Greg Jennings and Owen Daniels -- all Pro Bowl-level talent. No other division plays that ‘loaded’ of a schedule.

Yet ….

Stopping these great offensive weapons isn’t the big story. The real story in the Beast in 2010 is at offensive left tackle. The names are: Trent Williams, david diehl, doug free and jason peters.

Here are the top edge rushers the LTs in the division will face from the NFC N and AFC S: Mario Williams, Julius Peppers, Jared Allen, Clay Matthews and Dwight Freeney. In the division, its 6 games vs 3 of the following 4: Carter/Orakpo/Albert, ware, osi and cole. I’ve said it for months, this is Murderer’s Row. 11 games vs Pro Bowl level edge rushers coming from the blind side. Not sure I’ve ever seen this sort of pass rush threat since the days when lawrence taylor, reggie white and randy white were all in the Beast at the same time.

The LT will be THE premium spot in 2010 for NFC East teams. So who is the best of the bunch? Probably peters of philly, though he’s been inconsistent. For ny, diehl is a good player. free is an unknown, though he looked good in preseason. Thing is, none of these LTs are so elite that they can handle the group they’ll be facing, week in week out. So the questions are: who will help the LT protect the QB? And if you need to help out the LT a lot, is that going to leave problems elsewhere?

Here’s where I like Shanahan to excel. Our #3 TE, Paulsen impressed with his blocking in the preseason, and he’ll be on the field a lot more than people think. Our FB, Mike Sellers has a fire under him, with the Skins keeping him and Darrel Young. Pass blocking TEs and RBs are going to have a huge say in this division – and Shanahan has kept 3 guys to do that job. Good call.

How about the other teams? I’m happy to say it -- dallas is the most vulnerable to these pass rushers. The help guys aren’t that good and they’ve got leaks already springing on parts of the line. Piñata Sundays, starring tony romo as the piñata (It’s another Piñata Sunday – sing it to the tune of Tequila Sunrise). The jints are the best equipped to handle the onslaught, with a good blocking TE, a good blocking back and a sound OL. Not so sure philly is in good shape, weaver seems OK, but I’m not sold on his protection skills. It seems philly has some OL issues and the young QB won’t help them. The blind side will be a huge factor in how 2010 turns out in the NFC East.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Part 5 -- ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES

So lets drill further into the division. I think the NFC East is the most evenly matched division in football and a contender for the best overall division in football. It wouldn’t shock me if every team in the east goes 3-3 within the division. I would be shocked if any team goes 5-1 in the division or 1-5 for that matter. The only major question is kolb in philly, and as long as he doesn’t suck, philly is in the mix.

My starting point for the analysis is 3-3 in the division for every team -- and see how it rolls from there. How do you get to 10 wins and the playoffs? If you’re 3-3 in the division, you need to go 7-3 in the non-division games. We all get Minny, GB and Indy. No one is going 3-0 vs that group, 2-1 would be tough, but let’s assume that for the moment. The rest of the games common to all in the Beast are Houston, Tenn, Jax, Chi and Det. 4 of those 5 are competitive teams. It is unlikely anyone goes 5-0 against that bunch. The realistic upside is 4-1. If that’s how it goes, a team would be 9-5 with the parity games left. Last years division winners, dallas, get the Saints and AZ. 1-1 in those games gets dallas to 10-6. On to philly. They get SF and ATL in their parity games, neither will be easy. 1-1. Meaning philly can get 10 wins. The jints get Carolina and Sea, a good shot at 2-0. We get StL and Tampa – by far the best shot at 2-0.

I see the 7-3 records out of the division for dallas and philly as their upside best, though 6-4 is more realistic. They could easily be 5-5, which means 8-8. philly is the hardest one to place since a lot rides on kolb. I’m skeptical that he’s ready for the onslaught headed his way. For the Skins and jints, 7-3 outside the division could be achievable because of the parity games. But 5-5 or 6-4 is more realistic.

For us, I see the season breaking down roughly like this. 3-3 in the division, 3-2 vs Houston, Tenn, Jax, Det and Chi. 1-2 vs GB, Minn and Indy. 2-0 in the parity games. 9-7.

Each team in the Beast has above average talent, at least one major exploitable flaw and an insanely tough schedule. You have to be a good team to get to 8-8 if you play in the Beast in 2010.

There are a lot of different ways to approach this analysis, but they all tend to come back to a very similar end point. I get all 4 teams in the 8-9 win area, with no one pulling away. It will be a complex season in the Beast.

Now what I’ve said so far assumes the QBs of the NFC Beast are mostly healthy, most of the time. I’m not sure I’d bet on that assumption, as the QB injury risk is unusually high. There’s a reason there are no QB controversies in the Beast – the backups are not close to the starters. Given the tough schedule, there are relatively few games that an NFC Beast team will be OK in – if they have to start their backup QB.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

"I've already talked to Chris." -- Shanahan

Can you imagine Shanahan's reaction if he'd been here when Cooley posted the playbook and his junk on the Internet?

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | September 10, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Part 6 -- ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES

So how do I see 2010 playing out for the Skins? It’ll be a jumble all the way in the NFC East, with no team able to run away from the pack. Come week 14, I wouldn’t be surprised if it looks like the division race could end in a 4 way tie, with everyone at 9-7. I doubt any team from the Beast wins more than 10 or less than 7. Which means it’ll be hard to get a wild card berth. I see the NFC wild cards coming from the North and South. Which means win the division or you’re home for the playoffs.

I think the Skins are in the playoff hunt all season long because I see the division being so close. 8 wins. Playoffs? Possible, I give it a 1/4 chance.

A few final points. George Allen spoke about “The future is now”. Shanahan seems to have the same approach. This team, relatively old in 2009, did not get much younger. New Redskins that are expected to start in 2010 include Kemoeatu, Hicks, Galloway, McNabb, Carriker and Trent Williams. Average age, even with the rookie Williams, is 30. The 4 best players on the Skins roster now, are Albert, Fletcher, McNabb and Orakpo. 2 of those guys are well into their 30’s.

It is a ‘win now’ team. Which is why, unfortunately, Albert is so critical. I can only guess on how the Haynesworth soap opera will play out. There is a lot to loathe about this third rate drama. 3 months from now, if people are talking about Albert Haynesworth as a defensive player of the year candidate (as a Redskin), we’ll have good reason to talk about the playoffs. If people are talking about Albert as a bust, either because of his play or because he was sent packing, we’re probably last in the division.

And that is it for the season preview edition of ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES, as always, brought to you by the finest people of Yahoo!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

This is a new regime Chris. Better get control of that diarrhea of the mouth you've been suffering from the last two years, or you might just find yourself giving the first team defense a good look during practice.

Posted by: TWISI | September 10, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Anybody have espn insider? There's a rumor of VJax to the Redskins up, but I can't see any of the details.

Posted by: psps23 | September 10, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

If I'm still talking about myself in three months, we're in real trouble.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 10, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse


@zcezcest1

dude, your post are to long and a waste of board space. I skipped them all together. Maybe a short paragraph instead of a long drawn out manifesto.

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

The blind side will be a huge factor in how 2010 turns out in the NFC East.

************

Zeke, I like this analysis and agree.

Posted by: manlius1 | September 10, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

The secret is out of the bag.

Either AH will be deactivated, or he only plays in nickels/obvious passing situations.

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 10, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

@zcezcest1

dude, your post are to long and a waste of board space. I skipped them all together. Maybe a short paragraph instead of a long drawn out manifesto.

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

You claim them to be too long and a waste of board space but you didn't even read them? lol, ignorance is hilarious, syke.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | September 10, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

The bloggas seem to him a pass for everything. If it was CP that said it, well.......
Posted by: dcwun | September 10, 2010 1:48 PM

Everyone realizes it was stupid. Will this make you feel better?

HE JUST NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND PLAY!!!!


Posted by: dlhaze1

A little bit...

Now if the AH stuff would disappear, I'd he great. Here's to hoping the AH & Romo combo becomes Dexter/Danny White part 2 on Sunday.

Posted by: dcwun | September 10, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait for my next paycheck!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 10, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

how will the movie "the blind side" affect how the NFC East turns out? Will all teams be forced to watch that garbage (ala Clockwork Orange) and the team that lasts the longest wins?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 10, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe it's not his work ethic or his seriousness about practice.

Maybe he's just not that good.

Posted by: Alan4

Or a lethal combo of both...

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2010 1:56 PM

Also called the "Mike Williams Syndrome" (the Mike Wiliams now on Seattle ... who got picked by the Lions right after the Skins picked Carlos Rogers).

Free tip #2: Seattle will pick first in the next draft ... though Buffalo is breathing down their necks.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait till week 1 is over so there can be some real football talk in the Redskins media.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 10, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse


The blind side will be a huge factor in how 2010 turns out in the NFC East.

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Zeke, I like this analysis and agree.

Posted by: manlius1 | September 10, 2010 2:14 PM |

Good analysis, just needs to be more efficient with the structure.

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

@zcezcest1

dude, your post are to long and a waste of board space. I skipped them all together. Maybe a short paragraph instead of a long drawn out manifesto.

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 2:13 PM

Hey look at that, hessone and i actually agree one something. I mean, who writes novels to post on blogs anyway?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 10, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Dude, your posts are too long and a waste of board space.

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 2:13 PM |

Cosign. And I did read the beginning. Plus you're running the risk that Yahoo! could sue you for brand defamation, although at this point they probably have much bigger problems to worry about.

Posted by: QuietTeeth | September 10, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Coach is worried that I might hurt myself out here. I get to take a break!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 10, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Anybody have espn insider? There's a rumor of VJax to the Redskins up, but I can't see any of the details.

Posted by: psps23 | September 10, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

I also tried. Sometimes it takes awhile for them to post the rumor. I am hoping this happens. To get a real wr we got a chance to go the playoffs depending on injuries

Posted by: Gussneck | September 10, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Mike Florio
September 10, 2010,
1:01
BeantownGreg Suspended One Month

Details are sketchy but it is believed that Monk811 has filed a formal complaint to the Washington Post against BeantownGreg after falling for his latest attempt at pre-breaking news. A once month suspension for the Beanster is expected to be handed down shortly. More to follow.....


Posted by: PlayAction | September 10, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Mike Florio
September 10, 2010,
2:16
BeantownGreg Demoted to Dallas Troll

Due to the lame attempt at pre-breaking (fake) news, it has been made official that BeantownGreg must lower his IQ (somewhere between retard and pickle jar)and is hereby ordered to be a Dallas troll for 6 weeks. It might be reduced to 4 weeks if he can actually have a coherent thought about football (which is impossible for Dallas Cowpie fans). In a related story, 10peterbilt and the rest of the Dallas freaks can no longer refer to the Cowpies as 'America's Team', and if they do, they have to lick Wade Phillip's dirty underwear, although most analysts agree they might enjoy it. That is all......

Posted by: monk811 | September 10, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

@zcezcest1

dude, your post are to long and a waste of board space. I skipped them all together. Maybe a short paragraph instead of a long drawn out manifesto.

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 2:13 PM

Zeke's posts are on point and well written. How is analysis about the Skins a waste of board space on RI?

Posted by: Alan4 | September 10, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Neither Cooley nor Shanahan shared details of their discussion. But Cooley said his intent was to praise Haynesworth for the effort he's put in this week.

"I think he's done a great job all week," Cooley said

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Loosely translated, I ran my mouth a little too much and coach got mad, so now I'm just going to repeat what coach told me to say I meant and that is that Albert's working hard. He's about to get traded, but he's working hard.

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 10, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Anybody have espn insider? There's a rumor of VJax to the Redskins up, but I can't see any of the details.

Posted by: psps23 | September 10, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

This is what it says...not directly saying anything about V Jax and Skins:

UPDATE: Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports that the arbitration hearing regarding the length of Vincent Jackson's ineligibility to play at the start of the season will take place on Thursday, Sept. 16, and that a decision could come as quickly as Sept. 17.

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Over the past weekend, two pivotal events occurred in the continuing saga of Jackson's final days with the San Diego Chargers. First, the deadline for him to sign a contract and avoid possibly having to miss the first six games of the season passed. But there was also a report from Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune that another team had a one-year deal in place with Jackson, but that this team's offer to the Chargers was not up to their expectations.

Wednesday, Acee updated the situation, noting that a Special Master will weigh the suspension situation. The NFLPA argues that if Jackson is traded, his Roster Exempt status with the Chargers should no longer apply, and he'll only have to serve the three games doled out by the league in connection with his DWI arrest. In theory, a voiding of the three-game roster exempt status would increase Jackson's value to any potential trade partner, thus the compensation coming back to San Diego.

Then again, if another team is only "renting" Jackson for a maximum of 13 regular season games, they might not be as willing to part with a bevy of draft picks as they would if a long-term deal was in play. The speculation has been that the Chargers want at least a third-round pick, because if Jackson wound up signing elsewhere next offseason, they would get a compensatory pick at the end of the third round next April.

As far as interested teams, the St. Louis Rams appear to be slinking out of the mix, with the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins remaining as the most logical destinations, although Cole adds the Cleveland Browns to the mix.

- Tim Kavanagh

Posted by: roccoskins | September 10, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

though Buffalo is breathing down their necks.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2010 2:20 PM

One Word:

CJ Spiller.

They'll be no worst than 7-9.

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 10, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1

Nice work as always ZEKE....

I agree with everything except for the Portis stuff. He seems a lot quicker during the few pre-season carries he's had.

My biggest concern is McNabb. He's a winner but his accuracy throwing down field is really questionable right now.

Posted by: dcwun | September 10, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Shanny offered Chris a nice tall cup of "Shut the he!! Up".

Posted by: lemming | September 10, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

rocco thanks for the update...not sure what I think would be fair for the team to give up to get him....I'd prefer it not to be a 1st or a 2nd....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 10, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

And that is it for the season preview edition of ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES, as always, brought to you by the finest people of Yahoo!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to the finest people at Yahoo, and thank you, Zeke. I always enjoy your analysis and perspectives, and look forward to more of the during the season.

Posted by: frediefritz | September 10, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse


@zcezcest1

dude, your post are to long and a waste of board space. I skipped them all together. Maybe a short paragraph instead of a long drawn out manifesto.

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 2:13 PM

Zeke's posts are on point and well written. How is analysis about the Skins a waste of board space on RI?

Posted by: Alan4 | September 10, 2010 2:28 PM |

Zeke makes great points, but there's a reason we're given 3000 characters, board space. All those post together is a bit much. And I'm on board about Skins analysis. HTTR !

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse


Oh and, beeps to Kareem

Posted by: hessone | September 10, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

@psps23 and @Gussneck

Wasnt really anything new in that rumor. The NFL is having a special hearing about his suspension on the 17th of September which could cut it from 6 games back to 3, which would effect his trade value. Says the chargers are still looking for a 3rd rounder in return, which im pretty sure we don't have. Would love to have him too, assuming we sign him to a long term deal.

Posted by: zjenks | September 10, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Jason, I have written in on this before - I hope you take this comment/message 'up the line' (to NEED TO KNOW PEOPLE), The Redksins players (d.hall, cp, carlos,etc.) have big mouths! D. Hall is the primary one - I have a problem with (the Jail House Lawyer Guy). They blab about too many secrets/in-house team stuff. I know as a reporter you need this 'stuff', but, it does not help the team/the game plan/focus.

Posted by: lifeschoices | September 10, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

12 tccl on cooley's slip up. Oh the difference between cooley saying this and not portis, is that portis would've talked about how he would understand where front butt is coming from.......blaha blah blah

Posted by: popefrady | September 10, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

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