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All The Best To Shawn Springs

Wanted to give a shout out to Shawn, one of the coolest cats I have ever covered in any pro sport, and someone who should be a great fit with the New England Patriots. His sense of humor, candor and outgoing nature will be missed by those who cover the team.

Shawn was a cap casualty here, saving the team $6 million in cap space, but he received immediate interest on the open market and will earn close to that figure with the Pats. Springs's deal is for $13 million over three years, according to a league source, and he will have a chance to play corner, and perhaps dabble at safety as well.

Bill Belichick has long been a fan of Shawn's game, and the Pats pounced on him first. Shawn studies the game like few others, has a great work ethic and is a fitness fanatic. The freak injuries have cropped up, for sure, but when Springs was healthy the Skins defense played at a higher level (and his absence leaves the club with no corner with any significant experience playing in the slot; nickel corner has become one of the more important positions with so many teams spreading the field these days).

Fred Smoot lacks the size to really play there, aadn his game was on the steep decline in 2008. Justin Tryon is downright tiny, and he has a ways to go to show he can play at this level. It will be interesting to see who becomes that third corner, and how he fares.

Springs was also the veteran leader of the secondary, the old head who could keep the peace and keep egos in check at a position where divas are not uncommon. He was a mentor to Carlos Rogers and DeAngelo Hall (even in their short time together), and the interplay between Rogers and Hall will be an intriguing subplot to the 2009 season, with Rogers longing for the kind of contract Hall just received.

By Jason La Canfora  |  March 6, 2009; 4:30 PM ET
 
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FIRST!

Posted by: educk | March 6, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Ok, after reading that thread, I am hyped.

If no one wants to join my bandwagon, I will be a bandwagon of one.

Mind you, I only want him one year for the Vet. Min. or somewhere close to it (Under $2Mil).....

I think since T.O. has been bounced so much, his next destination will be extremely different.........

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 6, 2009 4:48 PM

also, LOL of LH for his rebutal.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 6, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

The Hogs (much more detailed) and The Warpath (top 51 salaries - JT - dead cap) both have us at $11M under.

Hmmm......

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 6, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Sorry I meant to say PLUS dead cap.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 6, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse


Wow, the Redskins consider me a VIP customer.

I'm humbled and flattered. I can't ait to get my VIP Jersey!

http://redskinsspecials.com/?g=goofymcsuckerbrain

Posted by: TheCork | March 6, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Frickin' Hilarious! I want ROFLMAO just for chrislarry!

IF Smoot or Tryon goes somewhere else, JLC will start saying how huge a mistake it was to let them go and how they are "one of the coolest cats I have ever covered in any pro sport"!

Posted by: filmchis | March 6, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Is this post a new low for this "blog". A "be my BFF 4ever SS" entry?

get bent J Ca Ca

Posted by: IHateJLC | March 6, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

are pulled hamstrings and groins "freak injuries"?

Posted by: IHateJLC | March 6, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

If Carlos Rogers could catch half as many balls as he drops, he'd get the kind of contract D. Hall just recieved.

Posted by: Gary22 | March 6, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Fred Smoot lacks the size to really play there, aadn his game was on the steep decline in 2008. Justin Tryon is downright tiny, and he has a ways to go to show he can play at this level. It will be interesting to see who becomes that third corner, and how he fares.

By Jason La Canfora | March 6, 2009; 4:30 PM ET


Isn't this where Leigh Torrence used to play? Too bad we let him go. Now, we may as well just mail it in.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 6, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

1st leigh torrance and now shawn springs, who missed 5 games with a tweaked calf.

horrors!!!!!!!


you suck you little pudwacker

Posted by: drewkinnear | March 6, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Wanted to give a shout out to Shawn, one of the coolest cats I have ever covered in any pro sport

By Jason La Canfora | March 6, 2009; 4:30 PM ET

I'll bet that Shawn is reading this right now and thinking "Shout out to you, too, Jasno. You're one of the coolest cats that ever covered me! Gonna miss you."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 6, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

no mention on how the pats wanted to "pounce" on dhall before they knew he was locked up. no, that would be good balanced reporting

Posted by: drewkinnear | March 6, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Fred Smoot lacks the size to really play there, aadn his game was on the steep decline in 2008.

Ouch! JLC with the body blow... I never heard such harsh words spoken about Derrick "Chokey McShank" Frost, even when he was shanking 25 yarders on the regular!

Posted by: Alan4 | March 6, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

no, drew, it would be balanced reporting if the story was about the Redskin's overall free agent activity and how D.Hall fit into that - it's a story about how much Jla is going to miss Springs - just because a reporter does not write what YOU think he should write does not make the story unbalanced.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | March 6, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

If we kept Springs, you would be telling us how stupid we were jerkoff. I hate you.

Posted by: buryyourduke | March 6, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Well the obvious move now is to plug in Leigh Torrance at the nickel corner spot...

Oh wait.

Posted by: drischord | March 6, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Thank God he didn't go to the Eagles.

Posted by: rachel216 | March 6, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

JLC can't spell AND! aadn. :)

Posted by: rachel216 | March 6, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

All this does is support my points that (A) none of the youngsters are in question due to Haynesworth,

They haven't attempted to resign 1st rounders Carlos Rogers and Jason Campbell, not to mention Montgomery and Golston.

They tendered them. What happens when they have to? Will they be able to?

(B) The Skins haven't drafted particularly well,
Yes.

and (C) nothing about these signings prevents the team from building through the draft, whatsoever.

I don't agree. It is possible this could constrain the team to trade down either for next year's picks or this years because they wouldn't be able to afford a 1st round pick.

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Shawn Springs will be playing Elijah Price in the Unbreakable sequel.

Posted by: clark202 | March 6, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

They really needed to keep Springs until he retired. Now, I suppose they could draft a CB in the 1st round ... :) They do well drafting for those positions all things relative.

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

My mock draft:

1. Detroit ... Matthew Stafford QB
2. St.L. ... Eugene Monroe OT
3. K.C. ... Aaron Curry LB
4. Seattle ... Michael Crabtree WR
5. Cleve ... Andre Smith OT
6. Cinci ... Jason Smith OT
7. Oakland ... Jeremy Maclin WR
8. Jacksonville Michael Oher OT
9. G.B. ... BJ Raj DT
10. S.F. ... Beanie Wells RB
11. Buffalo Brandon Pettigrew TE
12. Denver ... Rey Maualuga LB

drumroll please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13. Wash ... Brian Orakpo DE

Subject to change to accomodate latest free agent signings. Does not take into account teams trading up/down to target specific players (Philly, for one).

Posted by: rb-freedom-for-all | March 6, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Shawn, I will miss you terribly...just breaks my heart the Skins cut my man.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 6, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

I am certain there are coaches on this defense that will miss him just as terribly Lisa. He helped Fletcher held this defense together. He was their only shutdown corner.

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

periculum, I predict Shawn will be an INT magnet with the Pats.

Has anyone heard if Khary Campbell accepted the Skins offer?

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 6, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

drumroll please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13. Wash ... TRADED TO ....

(Sorry no OT or linebacker this year because it the salary cap can't afford a 1st round pick and A. Haynesworth.)

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

I love how the fat bag of pus writes, "the Pats pounced on him first."

lol... I think he visited the Eagles first, and in fact didn't sign a contract with NE until he had been on the market for a week.


Posted by: MrRedskin21 | March 6, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Injuries be damned, Shawn Springs is a fine player, and his departure significantly downgrades our secondary. Here's to hoping we don't need to rely so heavily on superb coverage next year...

Posted by: John_Keats | March 6, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight. JLC hates Portis who gives everything he has everyday and plays through injuries, and he showers Springs with the love that usually reserved for Rock Cartwright? Pss PLEASE. Great move to cut Springs. I'm not sure I could take another year of him missing 5 games because of a hang nail. Oh, and when did we associate the words Springs and fitness fanatic? I would rather see the return of Ade Jimoh before I EVER see Justin Tryon on the field.

Posted by: dcwun | March 6, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Springs is/was very talented, but certainly no longer very durable. His age has caught up with him and his body appears to be worn out - at least in terms of being a top notch NFL corner. He never came close to making it through a full season playing for the Redskins. We can't afford to pay a guy $6,000,000 per year to get 4 - 8 games (at best) out of him. I really began to question his work ethic , toughness and durabilty more and more each year. The question every week was; "Is Shawn Springs going to dress for this game?" The answer usually game back as: "Not this week, he's got a hang nail and won't be able to go." No doubt La Canfora loved Springs'candor, especially since Springs was one of the unnamed, anonymous sources that was always whispering team secrets in his ear and blowing smoke up his anal orifice.

Good move letting him go. Too little bang for the buck.

Posted by: SkinsKen | March 6, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Springs is/was very talented, but certainly no longer very durable. His age has caught up with him and his body appears to be worn out - at least in terms of being a top notch NFL corner. He never came close to making it through a full season playing for the Redskins. We can't afford to pay a guy $6,000,000 per year to get 4 - 8 games (at best) out of him.

Good move letting him go. Too little bang for the buck.

Posted by: SkinsKen | March 6, 2009"

Then I guess you would have to say the same thing about Chris Samuels over the last 3 seasons. And he does cost that much and then some ... would you let him go? No, because you don't have anyone to replace him. The same was true for Jon Jensen, and the same was true to some extent for Randy Thomas. Santana Moss as well. Do you think they should cut them?

Springs was their very best defensive guy after Sean Taylor died. Mostly because he was their only shutdown corner.

Is Haynesworth and Hall adequate replacements for Springs and Washington? I suspect not. I can't see the Redskins finishing any higher in the standing in their division next year. Not with their current roster. I suspect they may finish under .500.

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Sean Springs may do well in NE, but the Skins made the right move. He rarely played. I liked him but...

5 games for a tweaked calf= "The Vagina Monologues"

Posted by: rickyroge | March 6, 2009 6:45 PM | Report abuse

lol... I think he visited the Eagles first, and in fact didn't sign a contract with NE until he had been on the market for a week.
Posted by: MrRedskin21

Shawn visited the Patriots first...then the Eagles. I understand the Eagles wanted him to play Safety but the Pats will play him at corner (which was what he wanted).

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 6, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

periculum.... You've got to be kidding. How many games has Samuels missed in the last 4 years? I don't recall Springs making a Pro Bowl or nominated as an alternate. The only reason Jansen will make it through another year is because it is cheaper to keep him versus cutting him. To compare Haynesworth to Marcus Washington is crazy. There is no comparison. Haynesworth is a beast. The only place Washington will be missed is in the locker room but both were injured far too often and had to go.

Posted by: dcwun | March 6, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

periculum=JLC both d-bags

Posted by: jonthefisherman | March 6, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Player Year G GS
S. Springs 2008 9 7
2007 16 14

C. Samuels 2008 12 12
2007 16 16

J. Jensen 2008 14 11
2007 1 1

A. Haynesworth 2008 14 14
2007 13 12

A. Hall 2008 15 12
2007 16 15

C. Rogers 2008 16 14
2007 7 7

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Yes, as much as Champ Bailey, Shawn Springs was definitely a pro bowl corner back.

______________________________________________

Seattle Seahawks

Shawn Springs was considered one of the best college cornerbacks in the country and was drafted 3rd overall in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft.

Springs was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1998, just his second season in the NFL, after starting all 16 games and recorded 76 tackles, 7 interceptions, and 2 defensive touchdowns. He played well in Seattle, but was quite susceptible to injuries missing 19 games (13 of them in his last three seasons in Seattle).[citation needed] He was suspended for 4 games during the 2001 season for violating the NFLs steroid policy.[1]

Washington Redskins

Springs was signed as a free agent on March 4, 2004 by the Washington Redskins. In his first season in Washington he led the team in interceptions with 5, and sacks with 6. He was the first cornerback to lead his team in sacks and interceptions in NFL history. He was voted 3rd alternate to the Pro Bowl.

In the 2005 season Springs played much of the season hurt and caught 1 interception and also had 50 tackles in 15 starts.

The 2006 season saw Springs on the bench for most of the year battling nagging injuries while the Redskins compiled a 5-11 season.

Springs ended the season the 2007 with 62 tackles and 4 interceptions, all in the last 4 regular season games, as he helped the Redskins make the playoffs.

Springs was released by the Redskins on February 27, 2009.

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

They tendered them. What happens when they have to? Will they be able to?

(B) The Skins haven't drafted particularly well,
Yes.

and (C) nothing about these signings prevents the team from building through the draft, whatsoever.

I don't agree. It is possible this could constrain the team to trade down either for next year's picks or this years because they wouldn't be able to afford a 1st round pick.


Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 5:47 PM |

Per,

The tendered offer already counts against the cap, so that money has already been factored in.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 6, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Noting that the team considered one of the very best at building through the draft, and acquiring the right free agents, New England, signed Shawn Springs.


Me thinks Snidely Owl made yet another mistake ... letting the character guys that Gibbs and company convinced him to bring in for the flash in the pans ... T.O. may be next ...

They won't break .500 unless something changes in the OL and at linebacker.

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

"The tendered offer already counts against the cap, so that money has already been factored in.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 6, 2009"

Not the kind of $$$ you pay a starting QB or a starting CB in the NFL ... after you sign Hall and Haynesworth who haven't been with the team as long?

Montgomery and Golston deserve better than a tendered amount as well.

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Sorry no OT or linebacker this year because it the salary cap can't afford a 1st round pick and A. Haynesworth.)

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 6:10 PM |

Per,

What are you talking about all the dead money has already been counted, and they still have 7-8mil, that is plenty of money to sign a 13th pick and all the other picks.

Rookies salaries are counted different against the cap.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 6, 2009 7:21 PM | Report abuse

When they finish under .500 you'll all be yelling for Haynesworth's head ... and it won't be his fault ...

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 7:21 PM | Report abuse

"Rookies salaries are counted different against the cap.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 6, 2009"

I believe that signing bonuses are.

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Per,

Give me a break the guy hardly played, he will not be missed. You can't cut the other guys you mentioned because of cap hits. Springs was a big cap savings.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 6, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Montgomery and Golston, don't deserve anything, if they were worth so much more why hasn't anyone made an offer for them.

The redskins gave them both good tender offers and will keep them.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 6, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Montgomery and Golston together are not as good as AH, and Hall plays a different position.

But your right we should of kept a guy who can't get on the field in Springs.

Injuries only get worse the older you are, i will guarantee he plays no more then 8 games for the pats.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 6, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Seriously periculum, do you have nothing better to do than post 20 times in the last couple of hours about your man-crush on Springs? On the wrong side of 30, missed a ton of games in the last couple of years and would not take a pay cut. Do I think Haynesworth and Hall make us a playoff-caliber team? No, but cutting Springs when we have two solid young corners makes sense to me. You don't pay 6 million to a nickel corner, which is what he would have been. And shelling out for the best young defensive prospect free agency has seen in years makes sense to me too. Of course it's a risky move to pay someone that much, but it's well known we don't draft D-line well and Haynesworth gives us a defensive dynamic we haven't seen in years, hell decades.

As for the draft, if the good T's are taken, you trade down if you can. Otherwise Ayers or Cushing might help fill some big holes. No way Orapko is still there, no matter what someone puts in their mock draft. He'll be long gone within the Top 10 picks.

Posted by: DCinSD | March 6, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Wanted to give a shout out to Shawn, one of the coolest cats I have ever covered in any pro sport

By Jason La Canfora | March 6, 2009; 4:30 PM ET

I'll bet that Shawn is reading this right now and thinking "Shout out to you, too, Jasno. You're one of the coolest cats that ever covered me! Gonna miss you."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 6, 2009 5:05 PM |

It's enough to make you want to puke. Hurl chunks. Big ones. Really big ones.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 6, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Shawn Springs will be playing Elijah Price in the Unbreakable sequel.

Posted by: clark202 | March 6, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse


LOL!

"My name is Mr. Glass..."

Posted by: TDawg1 | March 6, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Like I've said, for me last year's draft picks have to step up big...If we get production from Reinhart, Davis, Kelly and Thomas, we are a much better team and much younger!

I wish we coulda got Darren Sproles...

Posted by: rickyroge | March 6, 2009 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Shawn visited the Patriots first...then the Eagles. I understand the Eagles wanted him to play Safety but the Pats will play him at corner (which was what he wanted).
Posted by: Lisa_R | March 6, 2009 6:48 PM |
-------------------

Then that's even funnier.

He visited the Pats on Feb 28, the Eagles on March 4... He spent a week on the open market before signing with NE, yet the fat bag of pus writes, "the Pats pounced on him first."

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | March 6, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

If S.Springs would have been willing to restructure his contract for the good of the team he would still be a Redskin.I know in the past he woudn't even consider it.Now he is in N.E. playing for less than he was playing for in Washington.Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out Springs.

Posted by: lpddawg | March 6, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

If Shawn Springs starts and plays all 16+ games this year for the Pats then one of these things is possible.

1.There is no justice in this world
2.He was just milking a paycheck and wooing JLC's man crush like admiration while with the Redskins.
3. The Redskins training staff must fired.
4. The Patriots training staff are advocating steriods.
5. God loves the Pats
6. God hates the Skins
7. A Native American witchdoctor placed placed a succesful curse on the Redskins in 94.

Posted by: Brutus2 | March 6, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: columbiard | March 6, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

"Seriously periculum, do you have nothing better to do than post 20 times in the last couple of hours about your man-crush on Springs? "

You could say the same about Lisa R and JLC for that matter probably most of the Redskins defensive coaching staff ...

and just who are you again?


Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 8:11 PM | Report abuse

There is no cornerback on our roster that is a true #1 cornerback anymore.

Posted by: offbyone | March 6, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

If Carlos Rogers could catch half as many balls as he drops, he'd get the kind of contract D. Hall just recieved.

Posted by: Gary22 | March 6, 2009 5:01 PM

This can't be stated enough!

Posted by: Alan4 | March 6, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse


Hey RI...

Can you imagine what it would be like if Snyder ever won a championship?

As much s**t as he's taken, I'm sure LaCanfora would be ripped a new one...oh yeah and Cork too!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 6, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

If we get production from Reinhart, I'll be wondering why they couldn't let him in even one game his rookie year. A year in which our entire O.L. collapsed.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 6, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Rank the Skins haters from worst hater to least hater

Steve Czaban
Jason LaCanfora
John Feinstein
Sally Jenkins
Peter King
Cork

Posted by: rickyroge | March 6, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Good point "if" but if they were able to transform Stephon "Tub-O-Goo Heyer into a servicable Tackle, then there may be hope, but then again Heyer saw more time than Reinhart....scary!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 6, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

If we had kept Springs then this blog would have been about how we never learn, need to get younger, and that Springs can't stay on the field.

Instead it's the usual boo-hoo for the released player (despite the fact he's collected over 30 mil from Skins), and how the evil Redskins are so mean to get rid of players. They should just pay the guy 8 million for half a year every year....

Posted by: Jason10 | March 6, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

1.Jenkins
2.King
3.Feinstein
4.Czaban
5.JLC
6.Cork

Posted by: Brutus2 | March 6, 2009 8:31 PM | Report abuse

There is no cornerback on our roster that is a true #1 cornerback anymore.

Posted by: offbyone | March 6, 2009 8:12 PM

So you're saying that last year we only had half a #1 corner? So many people complain about Springs and his injuries now a bunch crying that he was cut. Wonder if they're the same people?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 6, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

If Carlos Rogers could catch half as many balls as he drops, he'd get the kind of contract D. Hall just recieved.

Posted by: Gary22 | March 6, 2009 5:01 PM

This can't be stated enough!

Posted by: Alan4 | March 6, 2009 8:15 PM |

There seems to be an annoying echo in here.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 6, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Springs was no Leigh Torrence, but he had some good years.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 6, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Oh come on JLaC! All this negativity is getting more than a little bit tiresome. This is one of the worst examples of having a pop at the FO just for the sake of it. Are you seriously suggesting that the $6m Springs was due to take from us this year looks like it would have been good value for money given how often he has gotten on the field over the last two seasons. Of course he's a solid player but only when he plays. He's of no use to us sitting on the sideline which is where he has been for most of the last two years.

You seem to have let your personal affection for Springs cloud your judgement on this one. Unless of course you think that $6m to have someone babysit Hall and Rogers for a year is good value for money...........

Posted by: tartanskin | March 6, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

If S.Springs would have been willing to restructure his contract for the good of the team he would still be a Redskin.....

Posted by: lpddawg | March 6, 2009 7:58 PM

Yep. He had a $6M base salary this year alone and now he's got 3 year $13M contract. It seems like he's been squabbling for years with the team about his contract:

Springs turns 33 in March - senior citizen status at his position - and counts $7.5 million against the club's salary cap for next season.
And Springs still has bruised feelings from contract squabbles with the team this past offseason, when he declined to rework his contract and stayed away from Redskin Park and the club considered trading him.

Maybe he won't be so demanding of the Pats.

Posted by: Alan4 | March 6, 2009 8:48 PM | Report abuse

SICWIDIT PLAYS STUMP RI:

Without Google Help! Who can name:

1) One backup O-lineman from the original HOGS...

2) Darryl Green went to Texas A & I...what city is Texas A&I located?

3) What USFL team did Kelvin Bryant play for?

4) What was Curtis Jordan's number?

5) Who did Stephen Davis fumble the ball on the 1 yard line against that cost us th playoffs?

6) How many INT's did Chris Horton have this season?

7) Sean Taylor played Safety at "The U", name one CB he played with at "The U".

--------

8) How tall was Wes Unseld?

9) What's more memorable...Dave Butz' battle scarred helmet or Joe Jacoby's club cast?

10) What was the starting D-line for the 91' Super Bowl Skins?

Have at it!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 6, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

"Hey RI...

Can you imagine what it would be like if Snyder ever won a championship?

As much s**t as he's taken, I'm sure LaCanfora would be ripped a new one...oh yeah and Cork too!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 6, 2009"

Fortunately, Snidely Owl and his main Vinnie are the laughing stock of the NFL for winning the offseason superbowl almost every year.

No one need worry they will never win a championship at this rate.

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

There seems to be an annoying echo in here.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 6, 2009 8:45 PM

Be quiet, it'll go away.

Posted by: Alan4 | March 6, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Fortunately, Snidely Owl and his main Vinnie are the laughing stock of the NFL for winning the offseason superbowl almost every year.

Posted by: periculum | March 6, 2009 8:49 PM

I doubt that. You read this blog too much.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 6, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Here's a shout-out to T.O.

Happy trails, d00d!

(For old time's sake.)
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 6, 2009 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't Wes 6'7"?

But he took up a lot of space!
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 6, 2009 8:58 PM | Report abuse

if they were able to transform Stephon "Tub-O-Goo Heyer into a servicable Tackle ...

Posted by: rickyroge | March 6, 2009 8:20 PM |

That's "Tube-O-Goo" Heyer.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 6, 2009 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Can you imagine what it would be like if Snyder ever won a championship?
As much s**t as he's taken, I'm sure LaCanfora would be ripped a new one...oh yeah and Cork too!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 6, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Because really, that's what winning a championship is all about isn't it: to put it in the face of a blogger and a guy who posts on his blog (and also happens to be a fan of the team).

Posted by: mack1 | March 6, 2009 9:09 PM | Report abuse

periculum...

If the CARDINALS were within 3 minutes of a Super Bowl, there's hope for us!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 6, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Shawn studies the game like few others, has a great work ethic ...

By Jason La Canfora | March 6, 2009; 4:30 PM ET

What drivel. The team pays the dud $7 million and he does his off season "great work ethic" shtick in faraway AZ. I am sure that as far as the FO is concerned he couldn't leave fast enough.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 6, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Rush Limbaugh just said he wants the Redskins to Fail.


Posted by: John_Keats | March 6, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Rush Limbaugh just said he wants the Redskins to Fail.

Posted by: John_Keats | March 6, 2009 9:25 PM |

I guess he didn't like Danny Boy's Stimulus Plan. What's not to like? It redistrubtes wealth among the rich, not like Obama who redistributes it from the haves to the have-nots.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 6, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

I encourage Rush to bet all his money on the Cowboys.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 6, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Ok, here's some of it:


1) One backup O-lineman from the original HOGS... Ed Simmons or Raleigh McKenzie

2) Darryl Green went to Texas A & I...what city is Texas A&I located? Kingsville?

3) What USFL team did Kelvin Bryant play for?
Philly

4) What was Curtis Jordan's number? 32

5) Who did Stephen Davis fumble the ball on the 1 yard line against that cost us th playoffs? Roy Williams

6) How many INT's did Chris Horton have this season? 2(?)

7) Sean Taylor played Safety at "The U", name one CB he played with at "The U". Dunno

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8) How tall was Wes Unseld?
6' 5"

9) What's more memorable...Dave Butz' battle scarred helmet or Joe Jacoby's club cast?
THE Helmet, defintiely

10) What was the starting D-line for the 91' Super Bowl Skins?

Charles Mann, Daryl Grant, Anthony Johnson Jumpy Gaethers

Have at it!

Need some help on some of these...

Posted by: edvar | March 6, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Good riddance to Mr. Pulled Muscle for half the season ...

Posted by: jj250 | March 6, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse


4) What was Curtis Jordan's number? 22

5) Who did Stephen Davis fumble the ball on the 1 yard line against that cost us the playoffs? It was vs. the Cards, Aeneas Williams returned it for a TD. Same game as the Kris Heppner meltdown.

Posted by: jj250 | March 6, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

...it would be nice to think that the same reporter that raised durability as issue 1(a) with the [Haynesworth] signing would be at least consistent enough not to deflect Springs’ well established injury history as a string of freak incidents. But what can I say, Jason La Canfora doesn’t really care about consistency or what anybody thinks of him, as long as they use the phrase “Jason La Canfora” in doing so. Yeah, I know, I’ve fallen right into the trap...

http://dcmisery.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/and-off-we-go/

Posted by: StuckinTX | March 6, 2009 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Cmon JLC, Springs is an expensive aging DB, he is always hurt, and it would have been a mistake for the Skins to keep him. How come we never heard this love for him when he was playing with the Skins, or love for the Skins for acquiring this amazing person/player you describe.

Skins have lots of problems, but you are so lame you have to make up problems that don't exist.

Posted by: cabraman | March 6, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

If Shawn had agreed to redo his deal at 3 years/$13M with us, would you do the deal?

Posted by: daggar | March 7, 2009 1:31 AM | Report abuse

Springs was a great player for the Skins. He is the type of guy that can make a season of impact in 8 starts.

It will be interesting to see how the nickel back does this season, maybe Kareem Moore has the wheels and size for it.

I think Rodgers and Hall will be trying to out do each other and will be a good tandem. It was time to make the core younger.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 7, 2009 4:51 AM | Report abuse

Another biased skins hating piece from JLC.

Hey genius. He counted SIX MILLION against the cap. And REFUSED to restructure his deal every single year. We wanted him here. He wouldnt be a team player. Every offseason there was drama about him working out here. Not to mention the guy only played 8 games a year and had a knack for missing the biggest games.

Springs, when you were on the field you were great. Off the field, youre a loser. Good luck on the Pats, we'll find a replacement real soon, believe that, and JLC will find a way to compare him to his mancrush and yap about how hes just not as good as you were anyway.

Posted by: CantwaittoseeJLCgo | March 7, 2009 8:04 AM | Report abuse

This was perfectly said:

We wanted him here. He wouldnt be a team player. Every offseason there was drama about him working out here. Not to mention the guy only played 8 games a year and had a knack for missing the biggest games.

Springs, when you were on the field you were great. Off the field, youre a loser.

Posted by: jj250 | March 7, 2009 8:32 AM | Report abuse

have you people lost your minds? have you really forgotten how TERRIBLE torrence was? remember him single handedly blowing the end of the rams game this year with the pass interference and getting burned for the game winning (or losing in our case) touchdown... on back to back plays!?!?!?!? seriously. carlos rodgers should never have been a top ten pick, not even in such a mediocre draft.

Posted by: golfguru | March 7, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm happy for Sean Springs, too but the sad fact is he was becoming injury prone. I applaud the move of dumping him. No player should make six million dollars to keep dust from collecting on the end of a pine bench. Remember him not communicating with the team and not attending OTA's? He was a player not committed to the team concept. I don't agree with everything the Skins do, but dumping Springs was the right thing to do.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 8, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

He played some good games, but he was too old for skins. What, they make playoffs this year? Save draft picks, build this year. True, they have no clue how to draft either, but it's better than throwing around tens of millions that just never seem to work out. Better idea, replace owner with a piece of cardboard to wave to fans, would do less damage.

Posted by: shoe1 | March 8, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Clayton is reporting that Springs deal is really only 10.5 million over 3 years, with the rest available in incentives.

Rotoworld adds that he probably got very little guaranteed money.

Posted by: Jason10 | March 9, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

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