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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 11/25/2010

Andre Brown hopes to make most of his shot with Redskins

By Jason Reid

Not surprisingly, running back Andre Brown is excited about joining the Redskins.

A fourth-round draft pick of the New York Giants in 2009, the former North Carolina State standout has bounced around the league, spending parts of the 2010 season with Denver, Carolina and Indianapolis. With the Redskins, Brown hopes to have found a home.

"I had a choice to go some other places, but I chose here because of the opportunity that presented itself," Brown said. "I'm going to look forward to making the best out of it.

"I'm going to go out there and learn. Whatever they want me to do, just long as I get on the field, cause that's what I want to do, just play ball. I'm excited to be here. I'm looking forward to it."
Having been with so many teams in such a short period of time, it "opened my brain up to where I can come in and pick up offenses right away," he said. "That's what I'm doing right now. I've seen so many offenses now, I can pick up stuff pretty easily."

By Jason Reid  | November 25, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
 
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Hope two of these four backs prove that they are keepers in the remaining games.

Actually my hope is that MS can work his magic with RB to the point that he is able to turn them into draft picks via trades, but will settle for my first hope coming true.

Time for turkey!

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 25, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

We need speed...No speed, no need.

Posted by: stu_pid | November 25, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Wow... Titans LB Witherspoon was fined $40000 for his in-play helmet-to-helmet hit on McNabb‎ on Sunday.

Raiders DE Seymour was fined $25000 for a between plays b!tchslap on Big Ben that dropped Ben like a sack of potatoes.

Seems odd to me, I would think those numbers would be reversed.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 25, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

"Titans LB Witherspoon was fined $40000 for his in-play helmet-to-helmet hit on McNabb‎ on Sunday.Raiders DE Seymour was fined $25000 for a between plays b!tchslap on Big Ben that dropped Ben like a sack of potatoes.
Seems odd to me, I would think those numbers would be reversed.Posted by: Alan4"

The slap mostly surprised Ben, not hurt him. That helmet-to-helmet stuff is flat out dangerous. And deliberate, too.

Posted by: Samson151 | November 25, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Well, the slap was definitely deliberate (even if deserved).

On the helmet-to-helmet, it definintely looked like Witherspoon pulled up to me. He was not going for the kill shot, which is why McNabb remained unhurt on the play. His helmet caught McNabb under the chin, which would have been far more damaging if there was any real intent behind it.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 25, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Honeymoon is over for Jason Garrett in Dallas.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 25, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

17-0 Saints and counting.

It's still better for the Skins' chances if the Cowboys win, but if the Saints are gonna do it, I hope it's a blowout.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 25, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

17-0 Saints and counting.

It's still better for the Skins' chances if the Cowboys win, but if the Saints are gonna do it, I hope it's a blowout.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 25, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Yuck says dallas sucks.

Posted by: wireman65 | November 25, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

D'oh!

Sorry for the double post.

Loseable Type is doing what it do.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 25, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Where is Allen Aldridge - the fast little RB from last year?

Posted by: coparker5 | November 25, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

We need lineman!! Both sides of the ball!!!!

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | November 25, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Where is Allen Aldridge - the fast little RB from last year?

Posted by: coparker5 | November 25, 2010 5:24 PM

ANTHONY ALRIDGE was released by Shanahan last May. He is on the practice squad of the Toronto Argonauts.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 25, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

ANTHONY ALRIDGE was released by Shanahan last May. He is on the practice squad of the Toronto Argonauts.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 25, 2010 6:13 PM

They released him 3 weeks ago and he's now on the practice squad of the Annandale Agitators of the VA flag football league. Word has it he might be active this week when they play the rival Chantilly Cowards. Stay tuned..

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 25, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

@Diesel

You can joke about this now, but when parbrain gets here it will be more proof that Shanacool is a fool, hater.

Happy Thanksgiving, turkey.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 25, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

hahaha, F dallas!

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 25, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Cobwoys! 3-8!

Posted by: beep-beep | November 25, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

F dallas.

Posted by: wireman65 | November 25, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

dt11 cut by the panthers... signed by the gmen to the active roster... andre browncut by the gmen and the panthers... signed by the skins to the active roster...interesting... not!!!

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | November 25, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Forgive me if it's already been posted, but I just heard, at thanksgiving dinner from a family member with connections to the skins, that CP injured himself on an off road bike. Anyone else hear this?

Posted by: OBXJim | November 25, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Honeymoon is over for Jason Garrett in Dallas.

Indeed.

The playcaling in the final 1:40 was right out of the Book of Zorn.

The cowboy offense kept calling dump offs to Witten and 'smoke' screens that went incomplete.

You'd think they'd take two shots deep into the center of the field from the 45 yard line or on 1st down, throw into the end zone hoping for a touchdown to win or penalty that would render a short field goal.

The saints didn't win the game.

The cowboys lost it.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 25, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Can some kind, smart, football savvy soul please explain just what the F happened to Carson Palmer?

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 25, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Can some kind, smart, football savvy soul please explain just what the F happened to Carson Palmer?

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 25, 2010 9:10 PM |

good question

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 25, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Carson Palmer?

He caught a bad case of TO.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 25, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Moe, I would say that he is playing scared ever since pitt took out his leg in the playoffs a few years back. Does not want to get hurt again is my guess.

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 25, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Carson Palmer?

He caught a bad case of TO.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 25, 2010 9:21 PM | Report

That won't wash here. TO's killin' it for them this year.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 25, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

freakzilla

Carson Palmer? He caught a bad case of TO.


If you mean he feels compelled to 'feed' the ball to TO even when he's not open, yeah, that might cause any quarterback's downfall.

The bengals should be a running team that throws when it has to, not because it wants to.

TO's absence will fix Palmer.

Maybe.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 25, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

The curious case of Carson Plamer?

Stud RB, Two great WRs, and a terrible D (except tonight).

There maybe a new coach in Cinn next year and with a top 5 pick...A new QB?

He's due a kings ransom and a new head coach may want to go in another direction and decide to dump him. Because nobody trades for a 30 something QB that has regressed.

Cut McNabb and sign Palmer? Just a thought..

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 25, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

That's what I was getting at, Moe. Last week I caught part of their game, and TO was griping about not getting enough balls thrown his way.

And I seem to recall #85 being upset earlier this year that TO was getting passes at his expense.

Cincy already had one prima donna before they brought in Owens.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 25, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Uhmmm Uhmmmm Uhmmmm!

Nothing like that yummy-in-the-tummy feeling you get on Thanksgiving - when Dallas loses!

I especially love the way the battled valiantly to come back in front of the home crowd - only to p!ss it all away in the closing minutes. How bitter a taste that must leave.

For me, however, the wine was a little sweeter, the turkey sublime, and the pumpkin pie with that little dollop of whipped cream on it just hit a warm fuzzy spot knowing that was in the books. Yet another thing to be thankful for this holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving all!


Gonna sleep tight tonight...

Posted by: edvar | November 25, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

...Oh


and F-DALLAS!


there, that's better...

Posted by: edvar | November 25, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

That won't wash here. TO's killin' it for them this year.


True.

But the Bengals progressed last year as they fed the ball to C Benson, and passed only when they had to.

T.O.'s success hurts the Bengals' offense, ironically.

And if Palmer is released, well, I can't say he's not worth taking a look at.


Posted by: MistaMoe | November 25, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Well, MistaMoe, it's like having a cart before the horse. No matter who plays QB for the Redskins, they're gonna get pummeled. This makes me almost wish we had signed Michael Vick a year ago. The dude is slick and still young. Speaking of young, how about Vince Young? Thinking of possibilities...

Posted by: RedCherokee | November 26, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Diesel, stop f***in' hatin' on McNabb, it's tired..I know he was the Eagle entrenched in your fifteen minute hate, but it's over , he's one of us..It's like Oceania/Eurasia versus Eastasia last year, Oceania/Eastasia versus Eurasia this year...What , now we're Capitalists/Muslims versus Commies again?? Yesterday we were Capitalists/Commies versus Muslims..Warmachine Big Brother flavor of the month..wait'll everybody gangs up on the Capitalists..

But, seriously, enough of the McNabb hate..

Posted by: frak | November 26, 2010 1:10 AM | Report abuse

Diesel, stop f***in' hatin' on McNabb, it's tired..I know he was the Eagle entrenched in your fifteen minute hate, but it's over , he's one of us....

But, seriously, enough of the McNabb hate..

Posted by: frak | November 26, 2010 1:10 AM

Ya know, I hear the Cowpie fans are pretty down on Tony Romo these days.

Are you going to embrace him as readily in 3 or 4 years (he's 30 years old, right now) if/when we have a new HC?

I sincerely hope we get a homegrown QB to build around, it's not easy rooting for guys who admit they are "always a Titan at heart", or leave it unsaid (but we know) that they're always an Eagle at heart.

And Romo will always be a Cowpie, even if Snyder or the next HC makes goo goo eyes at him and brings him in to be the face of our franchise.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 26, 2010 1:29 AM | Report abuse

frak- I like you but you're right, I hate McNabb. Bad trade and his play has been worse. We're not 5-5 without him but are we better 1, 2, 3 years from now?

And belive me I watched him at 'Cuse and always had my doubts. So far I'm right...Never won anything and spare me the Danny Marino BS.

It's about the Lombardi's, always has been, always will be.

I don't grade on a curve. Just ask my boy frediefritz..

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 26, 2010 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Cut McNabb and sign Palmer? Just a thought..

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 25, 2010 10:01 PM


And a pretty dumb one.

Let go of the MVP of our offense and replace him with a guy who's got all the tools to succeed and all he's doing is sucking? The guy who's just as old as Donovan, has a comparable injury history and is immobile behind our treacherous line? Yeah, sounds like a plan.

Geez, dude...McNabb hate or no, even Vinny would laugh at that move...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 26, 2010 5:12 AM | Report abuse

I don't think, uh, Beck's the guy in 3 years, but I don't think McNabb is, either.

Truth is, when the team barely flirts with mediocre no matter who is behind center, the problem isn't at the quarterback position.

We made a really smart move in drafting Trent Williams, and it was good to see the team make an investment in a non-sexy position. More moves like that, and in 2-3 years we can put a guy back there who can be successful.

Posted by: KellyInBC | November 26, 2010 5:41 AM | Report abuse

Truth is, when the team barely flirts with mediocre no matter who is behind center, the problem isn't at the quarterback position.

Posted by: KellyInBC | November 26, 2010 5:41 AM


A-friggin'-men.

A QB is only as good as the team around him for the most part. Only a couple guys defy that at any one time in the NFL. It's nothing short of insane that some up here actually hold it against certain players that they don't rank in the elite...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 26, 2010 6:09 AM | Report abuse

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