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Jeremy Jarmon makes most of opportunity against Packers

When the Redskins decided to switch to the 3-4 defense, several players seemed like odd fits for the new system. A couple in particular -- Andre Carter and Jeremy Jarmon -- still seem to be searching for their way.
 
Jarmon was inactive for the first four games of the year, and fans weren't the only ones surprised to see him on the field late in the game against Green Bay last Sunday.
 
"That was interesting," defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said. "I thought we were going to play him a little bit more early. I kind of let [defensive line coach Jacob Burney] handle that. He comes up to me in the overtime and says, 'I'm going to put Jarmon in. He's got fresh legs and everything.' I said, 'Are you crazy?'"
 
But it worked out okay. Jarmon applied the pressure on Aaron Rodgers, forcing a quick release that resulted in LaRon Landry's interception.
 

"He's a guy whose knee is starting to come around to where he's getting back to playing full speed," Haslett said. "We didn't really see that during training camp because of his leg. He's starting to come around to the guy that everybody kept telling us about."

As for Carter, his role in the defense has clearly shifted in recent weeks. Lorenzo Alexander has started in his place the last two games, and Carter seems to be seeing more time at defensive end -- his natural position -- and less as a stand-up linebacker. Haslett conceded that Carter wasn't a perfect fit for the outside linebacker spot.

"We tried to change him a little bit. You got a guy -- you try to teach an old dog new tricks," Haslett said. "He's done the same thing for 11 years. He's really good at it. We tried to change him a little bit. Obviously it didn't work out exactly like we'd like.

"I still think he can do it. He's good at what we're doing with him. He's playing a lot. I think he played about 60 plays last week. Very productive. Hopefully we can keep that up and he can give us more production out of what we're doing."

By Rick Maese  | October 15, 2010; 2:59 PM ET
Categories:  Andre Carter  
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Comments

FIRST to say have a great weekend, and see you all on Monday after the victory against those NERDS the Colts!

Posted by: monk811 | October 15, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Can the Redskins really have defensive linemen who don't play active on game day? I might have liked having an extra offensive lineman active based on the injuries to Brown and Williams, and the poor play of Lichtensteiger.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 15, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse


hessone, monk, peabrain all ought to take their schtick over to a Cowboys blog. This stuff would fit in perfectly over there.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 15, 2010 2:55 PM |

beep, with all due respect, after all the times you had it out with this guy you have no right to tell anyone where to post

now, this moron has this board all f u c k e d up. may I suggest everyone ITA, as that will be my intention

scamp, whatever dude, I agree, ITA


Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

scamp, whatever dude, I agree, ITA


Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 3:05 PM

Thank you, now I won't have to scroll past your posts too.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

who loses playing time with Carter moving back to DE? Gholston?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 15, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, now I won't have to scroll past your posts too.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 3:09 PM

Oh old hessone will come up with another reason to make you want to pass over his posts...

See you folks monday to discuss the 4 and 2 Redskins...as well as pabrians penis...SECOND to say have a great weekend peeps!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 15, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Galea indicted, players he treated won't be

Posted by Mike Florio on October 15, 2010 2:57 PM ET
As expected, a federal grand jury in Buffalo has indicted Dr. Anthony Galea on five felony counts arising from allegations of smuggling misbranded and unapproved drugs from Canada into the U.S.

The good news for NFL players (and other athletes) is that no charges will be filed against Dr. Galea's patients. "There are no athletes charged with criminal activity," U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Kr. said, per the Buffalo News. "They are viewed as witnesses, rather than as defendants, in this case. Any one of these athletes treated by Dr. Galea could be called as trial witnesses."

The bad news is that being called as trial witnesses means being compelled to testify under threat of contempt of court and penalty or perjury regarding the substances Galea provided. And that testimony could be enough to trigger a suspension under the league's steroids policy.

Though Galea, though his lawyer, has proclaimed his innocence, the defense reminds us of the last-gasp play called by a desperate offense -- the Hail Mary. "Just because a drug is unapproved by the government doesn't mean it's illegal," said Galea's lawyer, Mark J. Mahoney.

We've got a feeling that the connection between the use of unapproved drugs and illegal conduct is a lot more clear and obvious than Mahoney realizes.

Complicating matters for Galea is the apparent fact that his assistant, Mary Anne Catalano, has been "flipped" by the feds, equipping the government with ample evidence regarding the manner in which these "unapproved but not illegal" compounds were secretly smuggled into the United States.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 15, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

who loses playing time with Carter moving back to DE? Gholston?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 15, 2010 3:14 PM |

Not really. Carter is playing DE when we are running 4-3 fronts, which has been increased lately. Maake doesn't play in the 4-3 so he sits more. Gholston, Hayney, and Carriker seem to be DT's in the 4-3 and are in on 3-4's as well.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

P1 is correct on this. By pushing the money forward we effectively keep ourselves from cutting players that aren't producing. Can't cut 'em because if we do those bonuses that were spread out are now due and that eats the cap. This year was a big help. There were probably a few other guys that should have gone but we had to field a team.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

The biggest problem I have with this is that we feel obligated to play these older on productive players even if we have better players under them. I hate that. It should always be the best athletes on the field. I don't want to watch Randel El farting around on punt returns because we owe him 7 million dollars. F that.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 15, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I'M SO DRUNK ON THE KOOL-AID I CAN'T TAKE MY LEFT HAND OFF THE SHIFT KEY!!!

REDSKINS ARE GOING TO UPSET THE COLTS 36-24!!! 5 SACKS FOR ORAKPO. 2 INTERCEPTIONS FOR C. ROGERS!! MCNABB WILL THROW FOR 3 TD'S AND TORAIN WILL RUSH FOR 150 YARDS!!!!!


HAIL, BABY, HAIL! HAIL! HAIL!!!!!

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 15, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Scamp. Forgot to take that into consideration.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 15, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

The biggest problem I have with this is that we feel obligated to play these older on productive players even if we have better players under them. I hate that. It should always be the best athletes on the field. I don't want to watch Randel El farting around on punt returns because we owe him 7 million dollars. F that.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 15, 2010 3:17 PM |

I'm hopeful that those days are over. We released a bunch of those players and guys like Armstrong, Banks, Torain, Williams, and Lichtendjsflijheflvkjb getting on the field and guys like Johnson, Parker and DT getting the boot says to me that play or walk. Granted Lichtenkcjbaelwiu seems to suck but Dockery is older and doesn't really fit as a zone blocker.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Watching that 1991 Skins SB Team was awesome! What a nice pick-me-up, better that 5 hour energy drink.

Sprint-Bomb! What a play!!

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 15, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm hopeful that those days are over. We released a bunch of those players and guys like Armstrong, Banks, Torain, Williams, and Lichtendjsflijheflvkjb getting on the field and guys like Johnson, Parker and DT getting the boot says to me that play or walk. Granted Lichtenkcjbaelwiu seems to suck but Dockery is older and doesn't really fit as a zone blocker.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Co-sign.

That's how a football team should be ran.

Look at Lorenzo and Anthony as the prime examples.

Lo is an animal and I'm hoping Lucky # 13 becomes an awesome #2 receiver.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 15, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse


PlayAction & monk811

log on together, log out together

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

That's how a football team should be ran.

Look at Lorenzo and Anthony as the prime examples.

Lo is an animal and I'm hoping Lucky # 13 becomes an awesome #2 receiver.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 15, 2010 3:34 PM

My only hope is that they don't start low balling these guys when it comes time to re up.


ONE MAN GANG FOR PRESIDENT!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse


beeps peeps to AA

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Hate to say "I told you so..." but, I told you so.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 15, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope they play Jarmon more. He's a beast waiting to be set free.

Posted by: alocowboy | October 15, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Kedric Golston

Posted by: goose33 | October 15, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

What a surprise, all that stuff about Carter being able to play LB in our system, because it would be completely different to the 49ers's 3-4, was total bs.

He struggled playing in space back then and struggled again this time. He's a good pass-rushing end, it shouldn't have taken 5-games to maximise his usefulness to the team.

Carter is a good guy and he tried his best but he isn't a good fit for 3-4 team. I can only hope this move is enough to encourage a 4-3 team to trade for him before the deadline. Maybe we could get a LB, guard or WR in exchange. I doubt we could persuade someone to part with picks but a player swap, for another, veteran might be do-able. We probably wouldn't get anyone as good as Carter is at DE, but we might get a serviceable veteran who is a better fit or fills a position of greater need.

Posted by: WeNeedLinemen | October 15, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

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