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Another Guest Columnist

My man AEE spend some time putting his Skins thoughts on paper a la Megskin.

So I'll give him the final word this week and check back with you guys Monday.

Here's his take:

Where do I start? Sometimes it seems that what is happening now, has been happening for a very long time.

Lets start at the top of the Organization. Well, close to the top of the Organization. The front office of this once proud franchise has turned into a local and national joke. Breaking news!!!!! Just because Vinny Cerrato might make an excellent racquetball partner for Mr. Snyder. Doesn't mean that he's getting it done when it comes to player personnel. Now, in today's world, Joe Gibbs would take full blame for anything that happened in the front office. He does that. He takes blame for anything and everything. Is so refreshing that people just don't buy it anymore. Ok, I'm way off my point now. The Redskins need a full-time GM who doesn't answer to the coach. A full-time GM that only answers to the Owner. If the GM and Coach don't jive on a choice. Then the owner makes a rare call. Joe Gibbs didn't get into the Hall of Fame by being a great front office guy. He did it by focusing on coaching. Which is something he isn't doing right now. So, that's number one on my list. A GM for a franchise that has no front office leadership.

Now that we've all agreed on that. That should help a lot with the product on the field.

Pop Quiz: With the money that was paid to Adam Archuletta. What else could be obtained by the Skins?

Answer : Keeping Ryan Clark, and adding real depth at DB and DL.

Pop Quiz: Instead of going after both Randle El AND Lloyd. What else could be obtained by the Skins?

Answer: You sign the Free Agent WR, keep your draft pick, and use the other cash on another FA WR if you really wanted on. Oh yeah, and draft a young CB in the 3 rd round.

Next up on our tour of "Total Shambles". The coaching staff. I'm sure Al Saunders is a great coach, He did it to us last season. But, how many Assistant Head Coaches does this team have? Gregg? Al? Buges? The Ghost of George Allen (who would probably vote against his son this year)? Too many chefs people! TOO MANY! Hiring an O-coord when you're still running the show is one thing. But our HOF coach is just standing there on gamedays now. What is that about? I don't know if he can hear us from section 140. But we're booing this playcalling, Joe. We're BOOING !. 3 rd and 1? I wish we had a big bruising RB who was excellent at pushing the pile? If only we had a TJ Duckett on the roster. Oh, too dream! The playcalling this year stinks. I don't care if the Head Coach takes blame for it week after week. Stop just saying you're working hard, then coming out the next week with the same junk. If I can tell you what play you're calling from a TV set hundreds of miles away. Don't you think the other team's LB's can also? Bunched Formation, 1 WR (Thrash). It's a RUN! STACK THE BOX! Duh.

Now, if its not the playcalling. Then it's the QB play. I don't know many systems where the 1 st checkdown appears to be your RB. But, that sure seems to be the system in Washington . Ok, maybe 2 nd checkdown. I can see it in Mark's eyes. "#89, #47, #26(or #46). Why have guys like #85 and #82 out there? He rarely looks for them? When he does, the pass usually skips in the dirty, or flies over their heads. Another piece of breaking news. Whatever spark Mark had last year....appears to be gone. Why his leash is ten times longer than Ramsey got it beyond me. I don't care if the Skins are having a sale where you trade in old jersey's for a discount on new ones. You will not get another penny for gear out of me. Forget it.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 27, 2006; 3:00 PM ET
 
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Comments

Nice one LaCanfora - my thoughts exactly.

Do you realize that after the season, we enter the draft without a 2nd, 3rd and 4th round picks!?

We really need a GM.

Posted by: Joe | October 27, 2006 3:09 PM | Report abuse

What other name does AEE use? This one reads like the posts on the preceding thread.

Posted by: dcsween | October 27, 2006 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Well, our offense last season was - to put it mildly - severely "lacking." Gibbs obviously felt that if he could spice it up a bit (ala Saunders) and pair that offense with our great defense of last season we would be the team to beat. Did not work. Saunders offense takes TIME...and the right kind of QB, O Line, etc. Not what any of us bargained for...Gibbs included. I'm sure he is wishing that he never made that move but it is what it is....

Posted by: Lisa | October 27, 2006 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I don't post under any other names.

Posted by: AEE | October 27, 2006 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Too late to undo past mistakes ... unless we can get a one-for-one trade with the Steelers ... Archubingus for Clark. Departure bonus for AA (to cover the massive salary the Steelers won't be paying him) and massive signing bonus for Clark (to show him how sorry we are).

Agreed that its time to retire some of Joe's friends. Maybe lose Danny Smith, get some new enthusiasm, start with special teams. [See previous thread, near the end].

They can't get a GM unless its a very old friend of Joe ... not going to happen. :(

Posted by: dcsween | October 27, 2006 3:26 PM | Report abuse

More doom, and gloom. Monday Morning QBing at this time is easy. As far as the draft goes, we've made our bed at this point in time. We have the picks that we have, move on. We've got a 1st and some 2nd day picks. Lets hope we can do as well in 07 with our draft as we did in 06.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | October 27, 2006 3:36 PM | Report abuse

All he has are "very old" friends.

Posted by: MV Dame | October 27, 2006 3:36 PM | Report abuse

At the end of the day, the Adam Archuletta aquisition and performance is an ipso facto indictment of the performance of the organization. And now we have before us a leveraged football team, one who cannot make the interest payments. At mid-season, the team looks like a winded collection of transactional players being directed by the NFL equivilent of a McKinnsey strategy consutant, Mr. Offensive Poindexter, operating at Flight Level 350, thumbing through his tome, attempting to find that page marked "KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID".

The entire organization needs an enema, starting with Snyder who needs to learn the word "No". Vinney needs to retire to Aruba and Gibbs needs to step back from the cup of loyality flavored Kool-Aide and take a sniff of the stentch radiating from Brunnel's dead arm, check his package and put Campbell in.

I would rather pay to see Jason in there learning on the field and making costly mistakes, than see Brunnel dunk and dink the team into the banal, mindnumbing failure of yet another season of mispent expectations

Posted by: abusedskinfan | October 27, 2006 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Re the coaching staff: I am just glad none of our coaches have to deal with suing McDonalds for a rat salad. Stupid Dallas.

Posted by: Sherry | October 27, 2006 4:01 PM | Report abuse

It's the DEFENSE!!!! If the Defense was playing at last year's level, the Skins would be at least 4 and 3 (Minnesota and Tennessee) and maybe even better (Dallas, NY and the Colts were not as close, although with good defense, who knows???). The point is, the Skins are not the greatest show on turf, but their offense isn't the biggest problem. Sure, Archibingus sucks and Carter hasn't panned out, but in addition, the whole freakin defense has regressed. Management may be part of it, but the nucleus from last year is still here and they are stinkin' it up! Where's a boo hoo box when you need one, dangit!

Posted by: BooferSux | October 27, 2006 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Instead of a program trading in old jerseys for discounts on new ones, can we trade in old players for discounts on new ones?

Posted by: Ali Haji Shank | October 27, 2006 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Oh boo hoo. Cry me a river. "We don't have a GM! They let Pierce and Clark go! Vinny Cerato isn't as good as Bobby Beathard!"

Enough all ready, people. This has all been said a gazillion times. All of it is true and none of it helps.

Look, Pierce and Clark were Undrafted Free Agents. Sure, it sucks that they're gone, but lets credit the coaches for coaching them up and putting them in a position to succeed. These were not 1st day picks that we let go.

Consider guys like Chris Clemons and Garnell Wilds who were good role players. Undrafted Free Agents. Again, sucks that they're gone, but that's life.

There are guys on the practice squad and special teams like McCune and Doughty who, with some work, might turn out to be just as good. Give the coaches some credit. They'll find new role players who will help.

Sure, it's frustrating that we squander draft picks. Again, it's been said a bajillion times. Hopefully we'll use the ones we have wisely and uncover more Golstons and fewer Jared Newberry's.

Buck up little fella. It's Friday, you ain't got no job, and you ain't got (anything) to do!

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 27, 2006 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, come on Jason. I know I'm not known for saying anything profound or useful for generating productive discussions, but you gotta be more selective about guest writers. No offense to AEE, but this was merely another several paragraph length long post beating a dead horse that is the Redskins woes. If AEE isn't content with sharing his beef like the rest of us, give him his own blog. Just a minor complaint, enjoy your weekend...

PS-
Give us something new to chew on. Nitty Gritty. I asked a few days back on a background check of our favorite 3rd string 1 round pick quarterback (anybody else wierded out by those buy one get one free background checks commericials?)

Posted by: Dorf | October 27, 2006 5:18 PM | Report abuse

We know the team has too many coaches. Things needs to be streamlined. Too much going on for any one player to follow.

Posted by: Max | October 27, 2006 5:38 PM | Report abuse

JLaC - I would love to hear more inside information about Campbell. How he is performing in practice, how he is "truly" perceived by other players, coaches and personnel evaluators. Can you feed us some more info. on Campbell?

Thanks

Posted by: Max | October 27, 2006 5:41 PM | Report abuse

AHS,

Indy was a big night, so I skipped the fritos and went right to the melted butter cologne. Stupid. I was in way over my head from the get go. I should of called Grill, cause I had 3-6 new DE's the scout team might be interested in.

Back to skins...Redskins. Umm, rumor has it - per my boy that's a friggin Big Blue fan and has this new "sat" radio that's taking the world by storm - swears he heard ESPN radio quote or Gordan Gecko saying "If we do not WIN the NEXT TWO games, you can look forward to Jason Cambell starting the remainder of the season".

IF...IF...this is true...why...WHY WAIT??? WE'RE 2 & 5!!!

Oh, and Guinness just called. RFK officially has the most expensive weiner. EVER. Congrats Gordon. IF YOU'RE NOT INSIDE, YOU'RE OUTSIDE!!!

PG

Posted by: Pub Golf | October 27, 2006 6:03 PM | Report abuse

oh

hey

Posted by: fred876 | October 28, 2006 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Absolutely, positively agree with everything Joe in Raleigh said above.

But also I'd add...

...enough with the Ryan Clark stuff already.

You barely even knew when Clark was even on the field when he was here.

He was like a ghost in the secondary.

And when you did notice him at FedEx, you noticed how SLOW he was.

Now, all of a sudden, people think the guy's Troy Polumalu or something.

What a joke.

Both Prioleau and Springs were way more active than Clark ever was back there. We've missed them way more than Clark.

Posted by: Cliff Huxtable | October 28, 2006 3:13 AM | Report abuse

"You barely even knew when Clark was even on the field when he was here."

When you aren't noticing db's that's a good thing.

Posted by: Captian Obvious | October 28, 2006 4:11 AM | Report abuse

I'm tired of talking about what ails the 'Skins too, Joe. We have grumbled about the same problems for weeks now.

We want to dissect the 'Boys and talk about what ails them. That's much more fun.

Anyone have a prediction on the 'Boys game with Carolina? Both teams are coming off losses and looking to get back in the W column. How many times will Peppers plant Romo in the dirt? How many TDs will T.O. get? Who's gonna win?

I hope the Panthers pound them severely heading into the 11/5 game.

Posted by: disappointed | October 28, 2006 7:53 AM | Report abuse

disapp'ted, I'm seeing the Panthers as (1) hungry and (2) less mentally messed that Dallas. Mumblings out of Dallas locker room sound like they all believed in Bledsoe (like the stuff from the players say here about Brunell) and that Romo is OK, but only begrudgingly. Unless Dallas' D shows up to play (not serviceable, but actual picks and maybe a score), I see the Panthers in a big way, big spread, long pass TDs, that sort of thing.

So is there a protocol on this blog about keeping discussion focused on the Skins ... I mean, if talking football ... seems like extended side chats about modern metal music are standard, maybe compulsory.

Posted by: dcsween | October 28, 2006 8:34 AM | Report abuse

... b/c if its OK to talk about other teams during the bye week, I wanna hear what people think about Seattle v. KC ... battle of the first game QBs ... Seneca Wallace v. Brodie Croyle (news is that Damon Huard went down in practice with something undisclosed ... maybe bad ... or maybe counterintelligence). Shawn Alexander still out for Seahawks.

Posted by: dcsween | October 28, 2006 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Personnally, I think TO is probably glad that Romo is in there. Romo does not have the allegiance to Glenn that Bledsoe had and TO will most likely get the majority of Romo's passes.

Posted by: Lisa | October 28, 2006 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Andre Carter is a bumb! Brunell is a bumb! Archuletta should have been playing linebacker his whole career, otherwise he is a bumb! Rogers has just one more season and he will be a bumb, if he keeps covering and getting beat up and down the field the way he does. The Redskins change for the sake of change. Did these boneheads forget that Gregg Williams was a head coach. I'm pretty sure he and Joe has enough offensive plays within those craniums if they would just use them.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2006 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Can I talk about some of our fans for a minute? Not the sane, rational, realistic fans, but the so called "homers".

When will these people wake up and smell reality? I was over at the nazi-controlled extremeskins.com the other day and it almost made me want to throw up.

First of all, the moderators think they are Gods. Second of all, Joe Gibbs, Mark Brunell, the whole gang could shoot and kill their families and they'd still roll their eyes at your criticism and put a "positive" spin on it. Honestly, no one affiliated with the Redskins organization can do wrong. Like the nazi's over at extremeskins, they are ALL Gods.

I'm almost as sick of these homer fans as I am the team right now. Fellas, wake up. EVERYONE in the media isn't wrong. EVERYONE who has an objective opinion about what REALLY is going on isn't wrong. Maybe it's time you finally put down your Redskins pennant, glasses, and Kool Aid and come to a place I like to call reality.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 28, 2006 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Ricky Bobby

Take a deep breath Ricky Bobby (by the way renting the dvd today i hope your funny). It early in the morning to let them get under your skin.

Posted by: jm220 | October 28, 2006 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Scott

I only see three post on the Redskins Fans Mission to NoLa blogg. What's up with that? Are we still going to try to make that move? Off point of the subject I know crew. lol

Posted by: jm220 | October 28, 2006 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Hey there. I understand the please for JC info, but guys, except for two days this week he hasn't even really practiced since August. What do you want me to say? No one has any idea how it going to work out when/if he plays. All you can go on is the preseason games the last two years and his Auburn career.
Even the other players on the team have no idea. They like him as a person. They hope he's the real deal. But they have no idea how it will work out.
He's never even been active, guys. When Brunell has missed practice in the non-bye weeks, with an actual opponent to prepare for, Collins got all the snaps.

Jason runs the scout team. Can't make much of an eductated judgement from that.

We all have to wait and see.

As for piling on, or whatever, AEE has been emailing me for a long time and asked if I would mind posting his thoughts. So I did. That's all it was. Nothing contrived. He could have written that Joe Gibbs should never be questioned or second guessed about anything, and I would have posted that, too. I wasn't making an editorial decision of any sort.

I look at this blog as a vehicle for the fans, and this has been someone I have conversed with over email for a long time, and he wanted the chance to write an entry, and I gave it to him.

I was thinking maybe we could do a guest columnist once a week, after Meg and AEE's contributions the past few days.

If you guy's aren't into that, then I'll drop the idea. I just figured the more voices the better.

Anyway, I'll check in later in the weekend and see if there are any new comments.
Cheers.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | October 28, 2006 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Morning JLC. I hope all is well dude. (dude just makes me laugh)

I like the idea of a guest a week. And I enjoy the blog. It gives me that home feeling since I am here in New Jersey.

Posted by: jm220 | October 28, 2006 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Busy watching my Wolverines right now, but thought I'd check in on my blog fam.

JLC, I like the idea of guest postings. I hope everyone who submits an entry though has thick skin. We love you like a family, but we'll abuse you like a little brother.

PS -- Can I just tell everyone that today's Michigan-Northwestern game has the greatest punter name battle ever: Zoltan Mesko vs. Slade Larscheid. You can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 28, 2006 11:53 AM | Report abuse

"I hope everyone who submits an entry though has thick skin. We love you like a family, but we'll abuse you like a little brother".

Bucktown Skins Fan, and you know this man! lmao

Posted by: jm220 | October 28, 2006 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Ricky Bobby,

The ExtremeSkins site is definitely not all pro skins! In fact, I was so glad to find this blog where I can interact with SANE Skins fans. I used to visit the ExtremeSkins site and they were EVIL about our losses and the players as well. Right after the Cowboys game, one stupid fan wrote that he wished Brunell would die! I can understand his desire for Brunell to be benched but death is beyond "extreme."

I do not visit that site much anymore so maybe the atmosphere has changed but I doubt it.

Posted by: Lisa | October 28, 2006 12:24 PM | Report abuse

WHATS UP ALL YOU BOZO SKINY FANS!!PRETTY LAME TODAY.BYE WEEK BLUES,AT LEAST YOU WONT NEED A BOOHOO BOX ON SUN.A NEW ERA IS BEGINNING IN BIG D, ROMO HAS BEEN IN OUR SYSTEM FOR FOUR YRS.GOT GOOD FEELINGS ABOUT HIM.KEEP IN MIND CAMPBELL HAS LEARNED 2 SYSTEMS IN 2 YRS.HE HASNT HAD TIME TO STUDY DEFENSES!!ONE THING FOR SURE IS ROMO WILL BRING MORE EXCITEMENT THEN THE STATUE(BLEDSOE)!!I KNOW ALL OF YOU WILL TUNE IN SUN NITE.ONE THING FOR SURE, WE HAVE STARTED TOWARD FUTURE WHILE GIBBY LIVES IN PAST(BRUNELL).IF YOUR SMART YOULL HOLD YOUR OPINION ON ROMO!!BECAUSE I WILL BE HERE TO MAKE YOU EAT YOUR WORDS,LIKE WITH THE GREAT REAPER THE PEEPER!GO TAMPA & JAGS.PEACE OUT!!hehehe LUV THE NFL!!

Posted by: BOOFER | October 28, 2006 12:30 PM | Report abuse

BOOFER

We are not worried about you. You will not man up after you team lose again. It will be another APB out on you again. Then you will only post once during the week. Get out of here and put a dress on. (lol) Lost respect for you son. If you going to dish it out make sure you are here to take it as well.

Posted by: jm220 | October 28, 2006 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Boofer,
Romo threw as many INT's in a half as Brunell has thrown in 7 games. Bam.
Bama.
LWC

Posted by: Lavar Walt Clark | October 28, 2006 12:58 PM | Report abuse

campbell cant even win 2nd string how can you think he can start?he threw how many ints against 3rd stringers in preseason!!another shuler & ramsey 1st rd busts.

Posted by: JUST A THOUGHT | October 28, 2006 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Carolina rolls
Boohoo boxes sold out and
Boofer gone missing

Posted by: MV Dame | October 28, 2006 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Lavar Walt Clark

Boofer is the Bama of week! week week!

JUST A THOUGHT a lot of rookie QB that went on to become great threw a lot on int's during their first year. Let's wait and see him in a real game.

MV Dame I co-sign my friend. You know is going to come MIA.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2006 1:18 PM | Report abuse

EVEN IF BOYS LOSE THEY WILL STILL BE AHEAD OF YOUR PATHETIC TEAM AND WE STILL WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPED YOUR SORRY BUTTS ON NATIONAL TV.ALL YOU CAN DO IS EVEN THE SCORE,WHICH WONT HAPPEN!!IT MUST SUCK BEING OUT OF IT ALREADY!!WE OWN YOUR SORRY TEAM,YOUR WHOLE TEAM IS IN NEED OF A OVERHAUL 10 YEARS MINIMUM!! ITS CALLED REBUILDING!!SOMTHING YOU NO NOTHING ABOUT AND THATS WHY YOU SUCK!!HAVE A NICE DAY BAMAS!!hehehahahehahehaheha LOSERS!!!!!!

Posted by: BOOFER | October 28, 2006 4:09 PM | Report abuse

i luv this boofer guy, maybe hes right about campbell.we did think the same about shuler and ramsey.all of you look like idiots making them stars before they are.and some of you are doing the same now with campbell.explain why mid season he is still 3rd string.not very impressive.

Posted by: JUST A THOUGHT | October 28, 2006 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Don't know how anyone can LOVE Boofer...if his team was playing well that would be one thing...but they are NOT. Almost as bad as we are......

Posted by: Lisa | October 28, 2006 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Had to check in today. A few things:

1. PG and Ricky Bobby you guys crack me up. Keep it up. Can't wait to hear how the Hannibal Lechter thing went.

2. Jason, keep the guest opinions coming. I'm too damn lazy to write one, but I'm sure there will be plenty of others willing to contribute.

3. 24 years for the Cards to win the World Series. I don't want to wait that long for our Skins. Please St. Joe do something, anything.

Posted by: Ali Haji Shank | October 28, 2006 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Boofer

Like I said son you get no respect. Your team lost and you went AWOL for 3 days. Grow some heart before you try to come strong son.

Just A Thought no one is trying to say he is great. Just like we can't say he is. Until he gets into the game you are in the same boat as those you are jumping on wanting to see him play.

Ali always great to see you in the house bra.

Posted by: jm220 | October 28, 2006 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Uggh, enough JC specualtion. Here's former Green Bay Packer's GM Ron Wolf on quarterbacks: "Everyone wants to apply science to the selection, but it's more seat-of-the-pants than science. A quarterback is like a tea bag--you don't know what you have until you put him in hot water."

The flip-side to that is the Skins still say he isn't ready. My best guess is he's on the sideline identifying the opposing teams defensive formations play-by-play and marking down what he would audible to. The transition from id'ing college defenses to the pros is a big one, and I'm sure he watches a lot of game film trying to do the same thing--like a dang test. If they're saying he isn't ready yet, then that means he's probably getting it wrong more often than not.

I still say they should dunk him in the hot water. Teabags up?

Posted by: Megskin | October 28, 2006 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Megskin very well said. Where is your tag team partner Cindy?

Yes, Lisa we know you are here and have love for you as well.

Posted by: jm220 | October 28, 2006 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Brooding quarterback
Awaits his hot water dunk
Quarterback brewing

Posted by: MV Dame | October 28, 2006 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Megskin [...]Where is [...] Cindy?

Still on vacation? I don't really know, she has failed to check in with me; I will point this out to her when she gets back--I sure could have used a real editor on the '85QB article, how inconsiderate of her.

Posted by: Megskin | October 28, 2006 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Miracles can happen.....Oregon State just beat USC.....hope the Skins were watching....

Posted by: Lisa | October 28, 2006 6:15 PM | Report abuse

MEG, FUNNY YOU BRING UP RON WOLF,HEs BEST FRIENDS WITH PARCELLS AND HAS COME TO CAMP EVERY YEAR TO GIVE OPINIONS ON PLAYERS AND HE IS VERY HIGH ON THIS ROMO GUY, SO I HOPE HIS TALENT EVALUATION IS AS GOOD AS THEY SAY.AS FOR CAMPBELL HE IS GOING TO BE THINKING WAY TO MUCH AND IS NO WAY READY TO HANDLE IT, AND THATS WHY HE IS 3RD STRING. TO DISREGARD HIS 3RD STRING STATUS IS REDICULOUS.AND SHOWS DESPERATION ON SKINY FANS!!!hehehe jm 220 DONT BE SUCH A WHINER WAWAWA!!!

Posted by: BOOFER | October 28, 2006 6:27 PM | Report abuse

TO DISREGARD HIS 3RD STRING STATUS IS REDICULOUS.

Hey, welcome back Boofer. I've made this point before: there is nothing that Brunell is doing now that Campbell can't.

Brunell's play in 10 words or less: handoff, dumpoff, screen pass, throw it away.

I think JC should be able to handle at least that--heck, he might even get crazy and throw it over the middle once in awhile.

Posted by: Megskin | October 28, 2006 6:43 PM | Report abuse

"there is nothing that Brunell is doing now that Campbell can't."

Amen and thank you Meg.

This may be the absolute best way to summarize the entire QB issue for the Skins. Heck, Campbell may be able to run without looking like a pirate once in a while too.

For Boofer...pirate = peg leg

Posted by: Ali Haji Shank | October 28, 2006 7:05 PM | Report abuse

If we get crushed at home by the cowpukes, and Marky looks woeful, and Holdman gets run over, and Archuletta gives up a couple bombs to Terry Glen, I say we take the venom from this blog to a tactical level, and stage a sit in at the Park in Ashburn, force Gibbs to mention the fans who sat outside Redskins park with "Bench Brunel" signs, force him to say something meaningful in his pressers, force the team to start REALLY trying to win, the right way.
Banners, hundreds of fans, the works. Get Gibbs back on 106.7 taking fan calls like he did after the first 6-10 year, explaining all of this unanswered stuff with John Hall, with Brunel, Duckett, Jason Campbell, McIntosh, talk about Saunders and the offensive line, get Grilliams to take some fire, not just on Thursdays either. It's time for some answers if we go down hard against Dallas at home to reach 2-6 on the year. DRASTIC action required.

Posted by: Power-to-the-Fans | October 28, 2006 7:49 PM | Report abuse

DONT UNDERESTIMATE THE MENTAL PART OF QB,YOU PUT A QB IN TO EARLY AND HE CAN BE RUINED FOR LIFE.CAMPBELL DOESNT COME CLOSE TO BRUNELL OR 2ND STRING QB FROM KC BECAUSE OF EXPERIENCE.THIS IS THE FIRST WEEK HE HAS GOTTEN ANY REPS WITH 1ST STRING.NOT EVEN ALL 1ST STRING, SOME ARE INJURED.BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!! ENJOY FULL DAY OF FOOTBALL.PEACE OUT!!!

Posted by: BOOFER | October 28, 2006 8:06 PM | Report abuse

jm220 -- check out my last few posts on the previous thread (trying to stay in context there). Got some great youtube coaching blowups for you brother.

Mora: "PLAYOFFS?! PLAYOFFS!?"

And Ditka: "you'd be in a bad mood too if you were 2-7!"

Ahhh, good times.

Posted by: Ali Haji Shank | October 28, 2006 8:51 PM | Report abuse

JLaC's Sunday article up on the web.

Posted by: Megskin | October 28, 2006 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Power-to-the-Fans, a sit-in at Redskins Park won't work. The owner, coaches, and team will drive past and not acknowledge the sit-in. At a press conference next week, Gibbs will apologize and invite the sit-in people back to Redskins Park for free merchandise. Sure, an over-size foam #1 hand that says "Go Skins" would be swell, but it not going to change the starting line up.

Posted by: dcsween | October 28, 2006 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I've said it before but must say it again. Brunell is NOT reason we are losing games...blame it on the DEFENSE. True, Brunell has not done a lot to HELP us win - he does not trust his protection and passes too quickly - but he manages the game same as last season. The offense is learning a new scheme...the defensive scheme is the same -with a few new players. I hate to place the blame on the D since they were the reason we went to the playoffs last season BUT it is what it is. Putting Campbell in may make the game more interesting and we do need to see what he can do but we will not win with either QB unless a miracle occurs.

Posted by: Lisa | October 28, 2006 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Also to AEE, sorry if my tone in the opening (e.g., who are you?) didn't convey well in typing ... thanks for stepping up to make for a trend on guest blogging. I agree with all of your points, except that, between ARE and Lloyd, I like both of them on the roster. I think the bust at WR has turned out to be David Patten, but at the time of the hires, I don't think anyone could have guessed how Mark would not be able to adjust to the need for a quick-read-and-pass QB in Saunders' scheme. I don't remember if I read it here or somewhere else that Brunell's 'pat' on the ball right before he throws is where the critical fractions of a second are lost. It might be that interval that would make the difference in looking, or even throwing to, someone other than Moss, Cooley, Portis. That and Brunell's height (6'1"?). Both Campbell and Collins are 6'4" ... those additional inches might make a difference in who and what you can see when. [Also, to everyone else re: this point ... what do you think Byron Leftwich could do in this offense? Yes, he cannot (and will not) run, but he is 6'5" and still has a rocket arm.]

Posted by: dcsween | October 28, 2006 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Here is what the Redskins will most likely do in the offseason:

Sign Nate Clements to a huge contract even if he is franchised - Skins will give up the pick(s) to Buffalo as they don't covet the draft.

Skins will ask Shawn Springs to redo contract or risk being cut - probably gets cut in the end.

Redskins will lose both Ledell Betts and TJ Duckett to free agency and will be left with Rock as the backup - good way to squander a 3rd round pick and piss off Ledell at the same time Redskins braintrust.

Brunell get axed as he refuses to redo his contract as well. JC gets the start but has growing pains because the Reskins didn't get him in this year.

Skins cut Archuletta and sign a mid-tier safety. This turns out to be a good move as the unknow safety can actually cover.

During the 2007 Draft the Denver Broncos pull off another steal and get the Redskins future 1st rounder in 2008 for one of their washed up veterans. Vinny defends the move and said we know what we are doing by acquiring a current players and that the Skins are above the draft.

Posted by: Bill | October 29, 2006 12:10 AM | Report abuse

JLC great article. Unfortunately I feel like the head scratching will still be going on next season. The hole feels really really deep.

I'll rejoin the harping on Brunell, why not? I hear time and again from some of the TV commentators that he is a smart veteran who knows how to manage a game. Okay so he knows when to throw the ball out of bounds but it seems he can only get 2-4 truly good marches down the field and the rest of the time we stall. So we score some points in the first half and then run around playing catch up. And it seems that every half we take a time out 8 minutes in because of poor clock management.

We won in Jax because of Santana Moss period and that was only by the hair of our chinny chin chin. So why oh why oh why stick with MB? Why not try JC just for s***s and giggles?

Watching the Skins is like watching someone on a treadmill. Nice running style, nice legs, good breathing, nice variatons in speed, nice spandex shorts - wait no such thing - but they aren't going anywhere.

Posted by: sfskin | October 29, 2006 2:22 AM | Report abuse

Now THAT was a good article, JLaC! Right up to the last line. Sweet. You know Snyder and Vinny and JJG are gonna be pissed!

Posted by: Lavar Walt Clark | October 29, 2006 6:59 AM | Report abuse

I'll echo the others here, J. Awesome piece.

I just don't understand how anybody out in Ashburn can see this and still defend how they operate. I wonder if Snyder goes Kim Jong-Il out there and cuts up the Post and censors this infidel propaganda. I bet after his people are done with it, this piece sings the high praises of their operation. Damn shame.

Posted by: Wes Mantooth | October 29, 2006 7:41 AM | Report abuse

The best Skins piece i've read in a long time. Bravo JLa.

Posted by: Skinz | October 29, 2006 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Jason - fantastic article. Just goes to show that others around the league are just as bewildered as Skins fans are as to the direction of this team. Everyone sees the problems being perpetuated, yet, the Skins' front office views its strategy as the new way to win. I guess the last 7 years have taught them nothing.

Also - great use of the word "dynamism"

Posted by: CO Skins Fan | October 29, 2006 10:08 AM | Report abuse

JLC,

Great article my friend. Hope it made Danny Boy puke in his cereal this morning.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 29, 2006 10:14 AM | Report abuse

JLC, great article!

Everything in it is stuff that we all know and have talked about (except for the extremely insightful insider quotes), but it's nice to see it all in one place. The Skins can sit there and explain everything as it happens, one event at a time, but how does one NOT see a pattern of failure here when it's all laid out like this?

Just a quick thought: the Taylor-Clark relationship is just heartwrenching. It is very hard to understand how a team can overlook something like that when deciding personnel moves.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 29, 2006 11:39 AM | Report abuse

my liver's glad the Skins aren't playing this weekend.

and letting Clark go was a huge mistake, apparently

Posted by: wine drinker | October 29, 2006 12:57 PM | Report abuse

JLC

Great story as always brother.(damn it you could have waited until tomorrow so I could at least be happy today lol)

"That's not Mark Brunell. What they're running right now is not an Al Saunders offense." That says it all to me you Brunell lovers.

If Clark was a positive for The Reaper. Why in God's name wouldn't you keep him just for that?

Ali I read your post brother.

Posted by: jm220 | October 29, 2006 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Great article, Jason. It is the truth but oh so depressing!

Posted by: Lisa | October 29, 2006 3:11 PM | Report abuse

jason,

what a fantastic article despite it being entirely depressing.

bucktown skins fan my sentiments exactly on the taylor/clark fiasco.

eagles got ass kicked by jags...woo hoo!

Posted by: cosmofla | October 29, 2006 6:16 PM | Report abuse

okay the girls won! ROMO won! CONVINCINGLY!
ON THE ROAD!

so here's my What I want to Happen and What I think will Happen

1. skins will deal ducket to seattle and archie to colts
1. they probly missed the deadline and now they'll look at him and kiss another high round draft pick good bye and watch a 40 year old safety start over overpaid, overhyped free agent signee

2. after the bye defense will tackle better and catch INTs and fall on fumbled balls alertly
2. they will do all that but once again that side of the ball will show(by injuries) how blatantly inept the skins organization is in regards to personnel decisions.

3. skins will have a new kicker and a punter
3. joe gibbs is too loyal to cut anything/anyone

4. jason campbell will be the starting qb against dallas to inspire the team (if nothing else)
4. mark brunell will be the starter and will play okay against dallas and will remain the starter until week 12/13.

5. the o-line will run block/pass block better
5. not if they're still running al saunders offense.

6. president gibbs will start coaching this team again
6. no, he won't because he physically can't. he's 66 years old and can't do all that is require for a president, gm, headcoach, offensive coordinator

7. skins will beat the girls
7. skins will beat the girls (if they play smashmouth nfc east fuball!)

8. skins will play nfc east smashmouth gibbs football (run down hill, no more running wide, leave the running wide to portis, a runner with good vision)
8. skins will play al saunders+brunell football full of dinks and dunks and screens, and running lateral.

9. gibbs will stop patronizing the REAL fans at his pressers
9. president gibbs will continue to do his part to sell the (s)Kool-aid.

10. skins will win the superbowl
10. skins will go 6-10, with so many questions that will keep us crazy, lunatic, obsessed fans glued to this blog, 980, and everything skins. because we know our season, real season starts in March!

Posted by: dealer | October 29, 2006 11:40 PM | Report abuse

HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS!! ALL YOU BOZO SKINY FANS WHO WERE BUSTING ON ROMO LOOK PRETTY STUPID RIGHT NOW.WASNT THAT ROY INT A PASS, BOY HE REALLY SUCKS!I TRIED TO WARN YOU ABOUT ROMO.BUT NOW YOUR IN FOR ANOTHER BUTT WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPING!!TO BAD PARCELLS WAS LOYAL TO BLEDSOE.YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT(BRUNELL)EXCEPT YOUR QB ISNT READY.THIS IS GOING TO BE A HELL OF A RIDE! hehahehahehahehahehahehaheha

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 12:11 AM | Report abuse

JM 220 WHERE YOU AT BOY!!!!ITS TIME TO PLAY.COME OUT COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE!!

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 12:28 AM | Report abuse

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS, HAIL VICTORY, BRAVES ON THE WARPATH, FIGHT FOR VICTORY!!!COME SING ALONG ALL YOU BOZO SKINY FANS.hehehe

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 12:39 AM | Report abuse

HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!hehehe

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 12:46 AM | Report abuse


THE 2006 ELECTION FIX!!!

For uncensored news please bookmark:

otherside123.blogspot.com
http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/
www.wsws.org
www.takingaim.info
www.onlinejournal.com

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/15869924.htm

Glitches cited in early voting
Early voters are urged to cast their ballots with care following scattered reports of problems with heavily used machines.

BY CHARLES RABIN AND DARRAN SIMON
dsimon@MiamiHerald.com

* Web vote | Do you think the electronic voting machines should be replaced?
* Correcting an electronic vote
* U.S. digs for vote-machine links to Hugo Chávez

After a week of early voting, a handful of glitches with electronic voting machines have drawn the ire of voters, reassurances from elections supervisors -- and a caution against the careless casting of ballots.

Several South Florida voters say the choices they touched on the electronic screens were not the ones that appeared on the review screen -- the final voting step.

Election officials say they aren't aware of any serious voting issues. But in Broward County, for example, they don't know how widespread the machine problems are because there's no process for poll workers to quickly report minor issues and no central database of machine problems.

In Miami-Dade, incidents are logged and reported daily and recorded in a central database. Problem machines are shut down.

''In the past, Miami-Dade County would send someone to correct the machine on site,'' said Lester Sola, county supervisor of elections. Now, he said, ``We close the machine down and put a seal on it.''

Debra A. Reed voted with her boss on Wednesday at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center near Fort Lauderdale. Her vote went smoothly, but boss Gary Rudolf called her over to look at what was happening on his machine. He touched the screen for gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis, a Democrat, but the review screen repeatedly registered the Republican, Charlie Crist.

That's exactly the kind of problem that sends conspiracy theorists into high gear -- especially in South Florida, where a history of problems at the polls have made voters particularly skittish.

A poll worker then helped Rudolf, but it took three tries to get it right, Reed said.

''I'm shocked because I really want . . . to trust that the issues with irregularities with voting machines have been resolved,'' said Reed, a paralegal. ``It worries me because the races are so close.''

Broward Supervisor of Elections spokeswoman Mary Cooney said it's not uncommon for screens on heavily used machines to slip out of sync, making votes register incorrectly. Poll workers are trained to recalibrate them on the spot -- essentially, to realign the video screen with the electronics inside. The 15-step process is outlined in the poll-workers manual.

''It is resolved right there at the early-voting site,'' Cooney said.

Broward poll workers keep a log of all maintenance done on machines at each site. But the Supervisor of Elections office doesn't see that log until the early voting period ends. And a machine isn't taken out of service unless the poll clerk decides it's a chronic poor performer that can't be fixed.

Cooney said no machines have been removed during early voting, and she is not aware of any serious problems.

In Miami-Dade, two machines have been taken out of service during early voting. No votes were lost, Sola said.

Joan Marek, 60, a Democrat from Hollywood, was also stunned to see Charlie Crist on her ballot review page after voting on Thursday. ''Am I on the voting screen again?'' she wondered. ``Well, this is too weird.''

Marek corrected her ballot and alerted poll workers at the Hollywood satellite courthouse, who she said told her they'd had previous problems with the same machine.

Poll workers did some work on her machine when she finished voting, Marek said. But no report was made to the Supervisor of Elections office and the machine was not removed, Cooney said.

Workers at the Hollywood poll said there had been no voting problems on Friday.

Mauricio Raponi wanted to vote for Democrats across the board at the Lemon City Library in Miami on Thursday. But each time he hit the button next to the candidate, the Republican choice showed up. Raponi, 53, persevered until the machine worked. Then he alerted a poll worker.

Miami Herald staff writer Linda Topping Streitfeld contributed to this report.

Posted by: che | October 30, 2006 5:28 AM | Report abuse

HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!

Posted by: ROMO | October 30, 2006 7:03 AM | Report abuse

Boofer

Like I said son you get no respect. Your team lost and you didn't post until the middle of the week. And only post once. Now your team win and you're coming out like you have some heart. When you are able to step up win or lose then come and talk with me you clown. lol

Posted by: jm220 | October 30, 2006 7:15 AM | Report abuse

JM 220, ONLY KNUCKLEHEADS TALK TRASH WHEN THEY LOSE,IM NOT HERE TO LICK YOUR WOUNDS,LOSING IS WHAT SHUTS ME UP,A LOSS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!!!ONLY SOAR LOSERS TALK TRASH WHEN THEY LOSE.QUIT BEING SUCH A WHINEY BABY AND UNDERSTAND I DONT WANT RESPECT I ALREDAY TOOK IT!!!YOUR TO STUPID TO REALIZE IT....HEHEHAHEHAHEHA

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 7:51 AM | Report abuse

No Boofer. Only a LOSER and a person that is not a true fan shows up when they win. If you can talk trash when you team win. If you are a true fan you can take it when your team lose. And you would never see a true Skins fan on a Cowgirl blog week in and week out. So, that right there shows how much of a Loser you really are.

Posted by: jm220 | October 30, 2006 8:00 AM | Report abuse

JM 220,GO CHANGE YOUR DIAPERS AND WHEN YOU GET BACK BRING YOUR BOOHOO BOX WITH YOU!!

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 8:39 AM | Report abuse

JM 220,KEEP IN MIND YOUR SORRY TEAM IS AND HAS BEEN BELOW US THE WHOLE YEAR,AND WE WOOOOOOOOOOOOPED YOUR SORRY TEAMS BUTT ON NATIONAL TV,IM NOT SURE WHAT TYPE OF TRASH TALK YOU HAVE TO OFFER!!!!!UNLESS YOUR A FAIRWEATHER FAN,YOUR EXACTLY THE TYPE OF FAN I LUV RUBBING IT IN.NOW IF YOU WOULD SING WITH ME...HAIL TO THE REDSKINS, HAIL VICTORY,SKINS ON THE WARPATH,FIGHT FOR VICTORY!!!!HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!hehehe

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 8:48 AM | Report abuse

did you guys see that int i had last night,I know you'll vote for me to go to pro bowl!that was steve smith and keyshawn we shut down.give me some luv,you can hate but at least appreciate!!!

Posted by: ROY WILLIAMS | October 30, 2006 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Roy,

We do appreciate you. You are the third best Safety in the Division behind Dawkins and Taylor. Congrats on the bronze medal.

Posted by: Da Truef | October 30, 2006 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Greatest guy in the world...

Silver medal...

Never heard of him...


Anyone?

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 30, 2006 9:16 AM | Report abuse

JLC,

Great article! It met the buildup. It's amazing--particulary about Ryan Clark only wanting 16% of the bonus A-Dam Archuletta got. Out in Cashburn, they are mess and from what you wrote, I don't see a fix anytime soon.

Curious: could they just take a hit and dump AA, Carter, and Lloyd, considering they'll probably be rebuilding anyway (although, I swear, I still see Gibbs starting Brunell next year).

Posted by: Green Baby G. | October 30, 2006 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I just talked to tech support. They agreed that typing in "all caps" is a sign of illiterate bama trash, and henceforth, all such messages will be translated. I look forward to a week of cordial interaction with the Blue Stars. The only team to sign the guy who pee'd on you star. Congrats!

PG

Posted by: Pub Golf | October 30, 2006 9:28 AM | Report abuse

JLC, tight article. It made me vomit and subsequently cry into the vomit.

"I'll take 'summaries of sadness' for 800 please Alex".

Seriously though, great job.

Side note, 2nd year in a row the Carolina Panthers have let us down. Remember when we beat the ever loving foo-schnickens out of the cowboys.com last year and it looked like they were done and all that had to happen was them going down to Carolina (Every dumb experts' pick to make playoff noise) and Carolina just rolled over and let those pukes win? Same thing. We have a chance for chaos in the land of cowboy hats and botox and all of a sudden, that chooch looks like a legit QB and Jerry 'I do lines and am the devil' Jones is happy.

So, in conclusion, F The panthers in the A with an iron stick and a running start.

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | October 30, 2006 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Translation of 8:48AM "BOOFER" msg:

JM220,
Please, recall how we defeated you at home. It was good to get a victory at home, as that is what you're supposed to do. You haven't heard from me since, because I'm what is referred to as a "Fairweather Fan". Please, sing with me (insert:Hail). Thank you for allowing me to post here.

Love Always,

Jebediah (Boofer Translated)

Posted by: Tech Support | October 30, 2006 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Da Truef,you must of been out of country last 7 games but sean(burnt toast)taylor has been terrible.I have 3 ints he has 0 and he has given up at least 6 tds.if that is better to you then its easy to see why your team sucks(overrating players).

Posted by: roy williams | October 30, 2006 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Tech Support that one made me laugh.

Posted by: jm220 | October 30, 2006 9:35 AM | Report abuse

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS, HAIL VICTORY, BRAVES ON THE WARPATH, FIGHT FOR VICTORY!!SING ALONG BOZO SKINY FANS.DONT HATE APPRECIATE!!hehehahehahahehahaheha

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 9:40 AM | Report abuse

maybe you guys can get snyder to offer me a ton of money to come to your team.you say you have a great line so you can protect me,thats all i need.unless you overrate your line as well as all other positions?

Posted by: bledsoe | October 30, 2006 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Jason, great article this weekend. Question: is the anonimity (sp?) of your sources par for the course or did this particular subject lend itself to anonymous sources? Way to bring it though.

High/Low for the weekend:

High: Bye week = can't lose
Low: Raiders have as many wins as the Redskins. Ouch.

Posted by: Dorf | October 30, 2006 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Jason, thanks for the very insightful article this past weekend. You painted a very complete picture of what has gone wrong with the Redskins and left no stone unturned. Well done.

I thought one of the most interesting parts was the effect Clark had on Taylor. I never knew he acted like a mentor to 21/36. It makes the loss even more devastating.

I think the most important point, perhaps, is how the team defines what it is to be a Redskin. I'm hopeful that Gibbs, Snyder, et al will read your article and take the question to heart. Maybe someday they'll consider, and act on, the words of Beathard and other league insiders with respect to the way the Skins are mis-managed.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 30, 2006 9:56 AM | Report abuse

BOOFER - Thank you for being considerate, and capitalizing everything you write. It makes it easy to sort out your stuff from everything else that's written on the boards. The collection of your writings fills a much needed space in reading material.

Anyway, just read JLaC's article in the Redskins section. I think I just vurped a little. The worst of it seems to be the sense that everyone but the Redskins staff and management themselves seems to see the problems and the mistakes all too clearly. We're stumbling blindly towards the cliff's edge, the further we go along - and there's no fixes in the near horizon. It's sort of like watching an accident in progress.

Posted by: FlimFlam | October 30, 2006 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Boofer-
You say a loss speaks for itself. I'll just say my name speaks for itself and we'll leave it at that. It's pretty weak to hide for days after a butt whoppin', then show up minutes after a win. You gotta be here with us every week Boof-dawg!

Posted by: BooferSux | October 30, 2006 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Roy,

Overrating players. It's intersting you bring that up. Here's what Pete Prisco had to say before the beggining of this year.

http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9542704

Here's money shot if you don't want to read the whole thing:

"So who's the league's most overrated? There are a lot of name players to choose from, but the winner is Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams. He isn't nearly as good as his reputation, which is Lone Star big."

Hey Roy at least they say any pub is good pub so again Congrats.

Posted by: Da Treuf | October 30, 2006 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Translation of 9:48AM "Boofer" Blog:

In the evenings I enjoy Tchaikosvky and a nice pipe. My library is filled with Socratic and Platonic decipherings and interpretations, of which I peruse with a glass of the finest scotch. I love the Skins.

Thank you for allowing me to post here,

Jebediah (Boofer)

Posted by: Tech Support | October 30, 2006 10:06 AM | Report abuse

ONLY SOAR LOSERS - LOL!!

Come back when you have something intelligent, and WELL WRITTEN to add.

Posted by: Greg (Boston) | October 30, 2006 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Green Baby G -- yes, from what I've read the Skins could dump Arch, Carter, or Lloyd after this season and only owe them the balance of the $5M signing bonus. Although they were described as very expensive long-term contracts, in fact, they are very back-loaded. In reality each player is on a 2-3 year contract. After that the player will be cut or renegotiated.

The Redskins do this a lot as a favor to the agents. They make contracts that look better than they really are so that the agent can brag about it.

Jason's article wasn't completely clear about the contracts. I think the statement about Arch making a minimum of $10M is misleading. If they cut him right now he would leave with about $5.5M.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 30, 2006 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, and it's "fight for old DC," not "fight for victory," BOOF.

I do appreciate the effort though. We'll see you next week...

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 30, 2006 10:12 AM | Report abuse

I am not ready to give up on Lloyd. Until he gets a QB that looks for him and can throw the ball down field. I will hold my thoughts of him.

Posted by: jm220 | October 30, 2006 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Joe in Raleigh - Regardless of the actual cap number left after The Archubingudelphia Experiment is finally shut down (which I hope is sooner, rather than later), I think the point is that the staffers really missed the boat on Ryan Clark, especially with the influence he had with Sean Taylor. How the team could miss that obvious influence Clark had with Sean is an indicator of perhaps how divorced the management is from what's going on with the team at a player level.

As to Lloyd, I, too, am holding off on judgement. In fact, I'm holding off on judging the ultimate effectiveness of the Saunders gameplan until we get BenchMark out of the equation. When each and every receiver has failed to do much through a season, the weak link should start to be rather obvious. If you said 'The Offensive Line', you've jumped too far.

Posted by: FlimFlam | October 30, 2006 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I agree with JM here. I'm not ready to give up on Lloyd.

Arch is horrible. Greg, it's not really a question of how much they cost. It's how much they cost against the cap. If they each got 5 mill bonus' and they get cut after their first year then they would still count as 12 mill "dead" money against next years cap.

Put simply, we can't afford that with our cap number.

Posted by: Skinz | October 30, 2006 10:32 AM | Report abuse

In the Prisco sportsline post from FlimFlam, did anyone notice how Jeff Posey was Prisco's overrated Bill?

J-La, I'm joining the chorus on the excellent journalism. Completly coherent, based on facts, thus incisive. Unfortunately, I also join the chorus on the consensus of gloom as the natural consequence of the article. The Saunders' hire seems like the demise of the offense ... square pegs, round holes ... good intentions, but plan destined to be unable to adapt to pre-existing reality. Feels like Iraq situation.

On the defensive side, more than depressed, I'm ANGRY about the destruction of the Clark-Taylor relationship. I'm not a shrink, but Taylor has seemed like a guy on the verge of a bright/dismal future, with the outcome depending on an adult support network. Even accepting what it means to the Skins to lose Clark, the risks created for Taylor are unacceptable.

Like the Iraq situation, it seems that until the chemistry among (if not the presence of) among the masterminds -- $nyder/Gibbs/Cerrato -- of the current reality change, there is little reason to have any hope for improvement.

Posted by: dcsween | October 30, 2006 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Da Treuf, my play speaks for itself,your opinion is exactly that.cowboy fans are happy with my play,thats all that matters.are redskin fans happy with taylors play?

Posted by: roy williams | October 30, 2006 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Lloyd could have 100 yards and 2 TD's next week and I'd still think we overpaid for him. 2 mid round picks and 30 mill for a 2nd/3rd WR that hasn't come near a pro bowl??? I mean, we're not talking about Reggie Wayne here. That is just reckless, in my opinion.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 30, 2006 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I can't speak for all Redskins fans anymore than you can speak for all Cowboys fans. That would be a ridiculous statement for me to make therefore i can't respond.

What did you think of Prisco's article? I found it....enlightening.

Posted by: Da Treuf | October 30, 2006 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Hey Roy, why don't you go tackle a ref or something...

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 30, 2006 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Ricky,

I agree. I'm not arguing that we didn't overpay for him. I just don't think he's gotten a fair shot and am holding off judgement. There isn't a whole lot we can do about what we paid for him now.

If you send a guy on a fly pattern every down and throw (mostly overthrow) it to him twice a game, I hardly it's fair to judge him as not doing his job.

Posted by: Skinz | October 30, 2006 10:52 AM | Report abuse

girls fans, have you ever heard of the phrase "tape on him"...well guess what? now double G has a tape on your boy romo. romo's gonna make david carr look like a hall of famer after sunday.

sadly. i'll enjoy that whooping if jc is playing under center. hopefully hopefully romo's play inspires El Presidente gibbs to give jc a shot.

confession: #90 of carolina made me salivate. wow! mr. carter? would you like me to get you a tape of #90? "how to play an end in the nfl: it takes more than one move!"

Posted by: dealer | October 30, 2006 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Ricky Bobby

No one is saying it wasn't crazy to give up so much for him. But to put him in the same sentence as Carter and Arch dam did I get beat again. To me is not fair since the QB that has to get him the ball sucks.

Posted by: jm220 | October 30, 2006 10:54 AM | Report abuse

When do the team come back from their vaction?

Posted by: jm220 | October 30, 2006 10:57 AM | Report abuse

FlimFlam, you're right, someone missed the boat on Ryan Clark. But where was the disconnect when the guy with the final say is the head coach? He and Grilliams MUST have seen his positive influence in practice and in the locker room. Are we to believe that Snyder/Cerrato overruled Gibbs/Grill? Or did everyone just underestimate what he brought to the table? Very strange.

That said, I have a feeling all will be back next season. And maybe that's not such a terrible thing. The yearly roster turnover is, arguably, just as much to blame for the Redskins failures.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 30, 2006 10:57 AM | Report abuse

jm and skinz,

we're definitely on the same page. I don't think he's had a fair shake at this point either.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 30, 2006 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I am so happy we didnt lose yesterday. Its hard to believe that there are only 3 teams with a worse record than us.

Miami
Arizona
Detroit

With 11 people ahead of us in the NFC, we are not going to the playoffs. After the Tennessee lose I knew this, but looking at the stats it is going to be damn near impossible for us to go anywhere.

Dont be upset with BOOFER, at least he has something to look forward to, a young QB, and a coach who knows when it is time to pull an aging veteran dragging his team down. Gibbs will wait until we are mathematically out of playoff contention to play Campbell, Parcells realized thats where they were heading and made a change.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | October 30, 2006 11:05 AM | Report abuse

I, too, reject the notion that Lloyd and ARE are overpaid until we see them with an NFL-caliber QB. Our best hope for success in the short-term is to execute Al's offense, get the ball to the playmakers, and win some shoot-outs.

But it won't/can't happen if #8 is on the field. If Campbell isn't ready, then lets see Collins.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 30, 2006 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Any word on QB situation this week? Brunell's health? How Campbell is performing in practice with the 1st team? And, is Campbell going to be active this week as the No. 2 QB?

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Da Treuf, this is getting old,your last blog was ignorant because we can speak for other people,(READ BLOG FOOL)just like boys blog.and prisco is boy hater.like I said my play speaks for itself.as you will see sunday!

Posted by: roy williams | October 30, 2006 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Great article on Parcells (you'll need a nytimes registration). And yes Boofer, Romo looked really good last night. Congrats on having a coach willing to pull the plug on a QB before he destroys you're season.

Posted by: Megskin | October 30, 2006 11:18 AM | Report abuse

980 is having the dumbest discussion EVER!

if you're going to memorialize Red have people call in that have played, coached, written about the dude.

anyways.

jm, the team is back. i don't know if they're practicing today or not but gibbs is going to talk to the press this afternoon.

Posted by: dealer | October 30, 2006 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Lloyd...It's weird how every single argument on offense goes back the quarterback...you'd wonder what kind of game Lloyd would have had last night with a slinger like Romo. Talk about some fated irony...How bout Romo running up and down the field next week while Brunell throws 3 yd curls to Sellars.

I mean, Wario can't get you a win in Frappe Snowland, switch it up! Bring in the Princess! Maybe Toad! We need to win...bad.

Posted by: Pub Golf | October 30, 2006 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Thanks dealer. Let's hope he say that Campbell will be the number two guy.

Posted by: jm220 | October 30, 2006 11:25 AM | Report abuse

JLC --

Great article. If only Gibbs had included Bobby B as he was rounding up the old horses for his return...

I've said it several times on this blog and elsewhere: this franchise is going nowhere because they don't have a GM with a long-term vision to counterbalance the Gibbs/Cerrato/Snyder "win now" mind-set.

Posted by: CMoney | October 30, 2006 11:26 AM | Report abuse

If Brunell starts this weekend, I think he will be blitzed all day long, and I think the cowboys will take away everything short and challenge him to throw the ball down field. Unfortunately this would be bad news for the skins, but we might see Jason Campbell at halftime if is the active #2 QB. Now believe me,as a fan I desperatley want the skins to win this game, but subjectively, I just don't see a victory with Brunell at the helm.

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 11:30 AM | Report abuse

MEG THANKS,BUT I AM NO FOOL.WE HAVE ONLY WON AGAINST 1 GOOD TEAM.THE OTHER 3 WINS WERE AGAINST BAD TEAMS(SORRY THAT INCLUDES SKINYS)BUT I AM EXCITED ABOUT ROMOS PLAY.SEAN PAYTON TRIED TO GET HIM BEFORE BREES.HE HAS BEEN IN SAME SYSTEM 4 YEARS,HE HAS A ROCKET ARM AND IS VERY CONFIDENT.HIS MOBILITY ALLOWS ALL WRS TO GO OUT IN PATTERNS.NOT BLOCK FOR(BLEDSOE)OUR D LOOKED REALLY GOOD.KNOWING HOW PARCELLS DEALS WITH ROOKIE QBs I CAN SAY CAMPBELL IS NOT READY.DONT DESTROY HIS CONFIDENCE.ITS WAY TO EARLY AND GIBBY KNOWS THAT.ITS REDSKIN COWBOY WEEK SO LET THE TRSH TALKING FUN BEGIN!!!!!!!!hehehe

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Joe,

In a salary cap league, I just don't think you can spend 30 mill on a 3rd WR and 15 mill on a 4th or 5th WR (Patten). That's why I think you try to find that 2nd, and definitely 3rd and 4th WR options, in the draft.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 30, 2006 11:36 AM | Report abuse

"your last blog was ignorant because we can speak for other people"

I hope you were trying to be ironic here.

"prisco is boy hater"

Whatever makes you feel better. I guess that makes you a boy lover. Can't say I'm not suprised.

Posted by: Da Treuf | October 30, 2006 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Good point Ricky, we probably spent too much on our WR's, which comes back to bite us when you look at how thin we are at OL, DL and DB. If you think we are stuggling now, just imagine what it would be like if 2 or 3 of our O-linemen got hurt!! We are a very thin and fragile team along the offensive and defensive front lines. We know you can't be a good football team in the NFL unless you are at least solid along the lines.

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 11:45 AM | Report abuse

CMoney, cancel the rest of your day...
http://tvlinks.voodeedoo.org/The%20Office_links.html

Ricky Bobby, sure in an ideal world we'd uncover some gems in the draft. But don't hold your breath on that one. If Lloyd and ARE make the plays they did in SF and Pit, I don't think it's overpaying at all. Without an NFL-caliber triggerman, it's hard to judge their value to the team.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 30, 2006 11:50 AM | Report abuse

RB,

Where did we spend smart? Look at JLC's article, details it all. Blatant disrespect of the drafting gods. The scariest part about all of this? It's not right now. It's not at 2-10! It's in Feb, when D.S. is trading away our future and signing Bruce Smith again. This starts at the top, at Gibbs and Snyder, and they're fanatical about the short term to the point where this lesson (not drafting) may not sink in! Tech Support is going to be very busy interpreting Boof next Monday too.

PG

Posted by: Pub Golf | October 30, 2006 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Boofer, you're an idiot. You offer nothing to these blogs. And you only show up when your team wins. Yes, we know the cowboys are better than the redskins right now, so you can shut up about that. But, don't forget to show up next time your boys get beat down like they did against the Giants. Tiki and Eli made mince meat out of that defense you are so proud of!!

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 11:53 AM | Report abuse

JLC --

Looking over the article again, what scares me the most is how depressed Portis sounds. For the last several weeks, every quote I've read attributed to him sounds downright depressing. And I don't blame him. He is the BEST player in the team, and the offense is not running through him. That is an absurdity. I had a Ravens' fan co-worker ask me if Portis was going to get over a 1,000 yards this year, and I actually had to pause and think about it! That tells you how bad the situation is. Brian Westbrook, in one of the league's most pass-oriented offenses, who has missed the same amount of time due to injury, has rushed the ball 97 times, to Portis' 98. Are you kidding me?!

I know that there are a host of reasons given for why Portis' carries have dropped off so much: poor third down conversion numbers, playing from behind, poor rushing numbers on first down, etc. But none of those reasons explain why Saunders has not decided to run the offense THROUGH Portis.

Did he not watch game tape of the 2005 season? Portis made the offense go; it certainly was not Brunell, and neither was it even Moss. Here is one of the league's premier offensive players, who opposing defenses scheme to slow down, and he is being held back by HIS OWN COORIDINATOR. Hey Al, forget about "rythym passing", forget about "spreading the field laterally", forget about "developing timing" and run the damn ball like it's supposed to be run -- up the god-for-saken gut. That is this team. That might not be you. But that is Jansen. That is Thomas. That is Dock. That is Sellers. And most importantly, that is Portis. Let the ballers ball.

Posted by: CMoney | October 30, 2006 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Joe --

You are the man. Just in time for lunch. Who am I kidding? There is no chance I get a lick of work done today.

Posted by: CMoney | October 30, 2006 11:58 AM | Report abuse

CMoney, we have had very little success on our runs up the gut. I believe Saunders is trying to pass to set up the run. But, since we can't pass the ball, they overload the run by stacking the box, and run blitzing. Portis has been hit in the backfield too many times this season because of that.

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 11:59 AM | Report abuse

hey, dudes and dudettes! glad to see you all carried on while i personally put the "bye" in bye week. how 'bout that tony romo? maske just walked in, he's standing right behind me and we're discussing how changing qbs can be a good idea. not to name teams that should try it or anything....

Posted by: Jason's editor | October 30, 2006 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Look at the numbers Larry Johnson and Priest Holmes have had in previous years with KC. Good running backs are certainly capable of putting up HUGE numbers in Al Saunders offense!! It's the execution by the players on the field, not the play calling by Al Saunders.

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Cindy great to have you back. I hope you had fun. Ask Maske if Campbell will at lest be name the number two guy this week.

Posted by: jm220 | October 30, 2006 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Cindy, great to have you back.

JLC, whenever you get a chance, can you give us glimpse into the mood around the park? Is the hangover still there, or are people getting excited?

Any chance Joe might have had a "sit down" again?

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 30, 2006 12:10 PM | Report abuse

fyi, the Skins are practicing now....open locker room to follow. i'm sure j-la will check in then.
his sunday story is must reading. if you haven't checked it out yet, please do so. not sure about portis being depressed, but i think it certainly indicates a bad mindset whenever a player says of bye week "i just want to get out of here."
the focus should have been on fixing things, not on starring on a southwest airlines "need to get out of town?" commercial.

Posted by: Jason's editor | October 30, 2006 12:10 PM | Report abuse

In my opinion, Al Saunders offense is quite different from what Brunell has run for the majority of his career. Brunell is not at the point in his career where he can adjust to new systems and playbooks very well. Since Campbell is new to the NFL and not engrained in a certain way of running an offense, I expect it would be much easier for him to pick up the offensive system. Remember, you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but we've got a young German Shepherd here who I imagine could pick it up very quickly!! Forcing Brunell to adjust to this new offense is like trying to change a golfers swing that he's been using for 20 years - it's a very long painful process. While teaching a young kid who's only swung the club a few times in his life is a much faster, smoother, more natural process.

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 12:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad Romo's actually playing well, if only for the sole reason that Joe Gibbs has one less excuse to dismiss questions about giving Campbell a chance.

And as to the tone of players, particularly Portis, I think it's basically their struggle to remain as diplomatic about the frustrating situation and avoid causing problems with finger-pointing. Noone is willing to openly confront the issue in public. That would be 'disruptive'.

Sadly, I think the only way we will ever publicly see the coaches having to openly confront the situation would be to have a crucial player, say, Clinton Portis or Sean Taylor, come down with a case of TikiTalk / ShockeyMouth in front of reporters, and lay down the player views of what's going on. If the management and coaching staff are unwilling to pull their heads out of the sand, maybe a little spotlight and ESPN time will tug on their tails a bit.

Posted by: FlimFlam | October 30, 2006 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Max --

I wouldn't say that this offense has even tried focusing on running the ball. The identity of the players on this offense is running the ball, but Al has decided that his "passing system" is more important.

Running teams run the ball on 1st and 2nd down. Last year, the Skins ran the ball 63% of the time on 1st down and 49% on 2nd down. This year, the Skins run the ball a paltry 40% of the time on 1st down! That is a shift in philosophy, not a shift in success rates.

As for the 2006 success rate on inside runs, you can't call just a couple of inside run plays the entire game and expect them to work. That's not how inside running operates. Inside running is about establishing an identity. It's about imposing your will.

The running game fueled last year's playoff run and, in course, defined this team. Al's biggest mistake is not running with that identity.

Posted by: CMoney | October 30, 2006 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Boofer,

I have to admit that Romo looked good last night - darn it!!! And the much maligned Dallas O line stepped up as well. Wish the Skins could do the same.

Of course, Carolina did look bad. All those dropped passes! And what happened to their defense - looked kind of like my beloved Skins.

Posted by: Lisa | October 30, 2006 12:17 PM | Report abuse

CMoney, it's much easier to be a run heavy team with a defense playing as well as ours did last year in our last 5 games. If we played those last 5 games with this years defense we probably only would have won 2 of them. If you look at the scoring this year it's very similar to our scoring last year, the difference is not that we are passing more, but that we are giving up more points.

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 12:20 PM | Report abuse

CMoney,

You have to admit that just about every running back Al Saunders has coached has put up HUGE numbers!!

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Curse you Joe in Raleigh. My productivity has come to a beltway-like-standstill. Not that its that difficult to do, but the Office will be the ruin of me.

Posted by: Dorf | October 30, 2006 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I think the Al Saunders thing is kind of a tricky situation.

I, now, wish we hadn't brought in Saunders. Solely because I think we should have stuck with what worked and clearly that hasn't. However, now that he's here and we are 7 games into this thing. I hope he sticks around.

However, someone in the organization needs to make a decision regarding the direction of the franchise. Someone needs to have a "core philosophy" meaning that you either bring in players to fit a system or you get a system to fit players. You then get your 3,4, or 5 year plan.

Posted by: Skinz | October 30, 2006 12:26 PM | Report abuse

CMoney, if up the gut running ball control offense is what the skins wanted they should have stuck with Shottenheimer.

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Unrelated, I posed a question during a Chat on ESPN, here is the question, and response:
Greg (Boston): Chuck, Give me your thoughts on Jason Campbell, and what skills he has to be a successful NFL qb.

Chuck Knox : (12:24 PM ET ) I think he has the skills. Unfortunately I have not seen enough of him in critical situations. I like his mechanics, his mobility, etc. Can he run that offense? I don't know. But he has to be more productive than Brunell has been.

I'd love to see Campbell get some time this weekend.

Posted by: Greg (Boston) | October 30, 2006 12:28 PM | Report abuse

MAX, TAKE A CHILL PILL.YOUR ALSO A GIANT FAN,YOU MUST ALSO BE A CROSS DRESSER,PUTTING ROMO IN AT HALF AGAINST THAT D WAS HARDLY FAIR,WITH TIME TO PREPARE LOOK WHAT HE DID TO THAT PANTHER D.NOW RUN ALONG AND PUT YOUR DRESS ON AND DO A CHEER FOR US!!!hehehe

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Al saunders offense put up 2,300 rushing yards last year in Kansas City. I'm sure Marshall Faulk, Priest Holmes, and Larry Johnson never complained about the system.

Posted by: Max | October 30, 2006 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Max --

Yes, Holmes and LJ put up big numbers, but that means nothing to me. What I see right now is an offense that yearns to re-gain its identity and a coordinator who yearns to re-invent the 99 Rams. If Al was instituting the type of run-first offense that the players crave, guys like Portis and Sellers would not be so upset.

My point is simply that Al is ignoring what made this offense work in the past, and, in the process, is sucking the mean streak out of its best players.

Posted by: CMoney | October 30, 2006 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Maske's two cents (and, in a huge upset, we happen to agree) on the QB situation is that:
1) Nothing will change today.
2) Campbell should be named the starter.

Posted by: Jason's editor | October 30, 2006 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I missed it before, but PG... did you just compare the Redskins clubhouse to MarioKart64? Good form. Unfortunately, you're comparison of a struggling QB to Wario is crap. Wario never did me wrong. Toad? Come on man, you gotta come correct. Big men come out on top.

Posted by: Dorf | October 30, 2006 12:37 PM | Report abuse

P.S. Take a moment to vote in our weekly poll. This week: Who should start against Dallas?

Posted by: Jason's editor | October 30, 2006 12:39 PM | Report abuse

i kinda enjoy when boofer makes an appearance on this blog. he's one of the few cowboy fans that actually make sense, save for the unnecessary caps lock and "bozo skiny" talk.
it's a good changeup from the 300+ posts we repeatedly get complaining about the same stuff (qb change, offense sucks, defense blows) everyday.

Posted by: k-man | October 30, 2006 12:40 PM | Report abuse

CMoney, I definitely see your point, but there is no reason why Portis shouldn't be having success in Saunders system. Portis was more excited by the acquisition of Saunders pre-season than anybody else I know. It's tough to establish that run game though when you are one dimensional. Since we can't pass teams are loading up against the run, making it tough for us to get anything done. At least in the 5 game stretch at the end of last season Brunell was actually playing well too, which opened up the run game.

Posted by: CMoney | October 30, 2006 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Did you see that the Cowboys' plane had to make an unscheduled stop in Nashville because the strength and conditioning coach was ill? They thought he was having a heart attack, but it appears he's okay. I'm surprised Parcells, who'd said he was in a hurry to get home, didn't just strap him to a 'chute, give him a shove and yell, "Pull the cord, Tony."

Posted by: Jason's editor | October 30, 2006 12:45 PM | Report abuse

To Jm220,

Stop letting Boofer the Stuupider get to you. We punished them twice last year, and I bet he had no blog in the world to go into. He's a punk. He can't take it. Can someone answer this question? Why doesn't Andre Carter have a second move?

Posted by: jrock | October 30, 2006 12:50 PM | Report abuse

jrock you are right. He is a clown.

Posted by: jm220 | October 30, 2006 12:55 PM | Report abuse

My question isn't why doesn't Andre Carter have a second move, it's why didn't anyone know or care that he doesn't have a second move?
Jason's Sunday story resurrects a Mike Nolan quote from just after the Brandon Lloyd trade..."It's a strange thing to be [ranked] 32nd on both sides of the ball and still have guys after your players."

Posted by: Jason's editor | October 30, 2006 12:58 PM | Report abuse

jrock, YOUR RIGHT I CANT TAKE IT, YOUR SO SMART,IT KILLS ME TO HAVE A TEAM THAT WOOOOOOOOOOOOOPED YOUR TEAM ON NATIONAL TV,AND BE IN 2ND PLACE WHILE YOURS IS IN LAST!!!!NOW RUN ALONG AND CROSS DRESS WITH MAX,LOSERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

Posted by: BOOFER | October 30, 2006 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Boofer,

Are you serious? You have repeated yourself for the last 5 blogs.....CONGRATULATIONS....Your team is in second place and the Skins are in last. Romo looked good. I hope that caliber of talent has your team thinking playoffs...Or sitting at home watching it on tv...I'll take the latter of the two.

Posted by: jrock | October 30, 2006 1:20 PM | Report abuse

welcome back editor! as far as your question goes i think i'm going to have to give in to all the smart people here and say it's probably something to do with my man double G's ego. "it's not the players, it's the system".

to be honest they haven't done all that on acquiring players on the offensive side of the ball. i'd have gotten another lineman instead of two receivers but hey the way mark's slinging that ball around you can never have 'nuff receivers. only empty, hungry hands.

Posted by: dealer | October 30, 2006 1:20 PM | Report abuse

well if its true that the problem with the offense is that brunell is not making the quick reads and throws he is supposed to and instead hessitating and balking on them only to check down to the outlet pass then i say he gets one more week to prove he can operate in Al Saunders offense that calls for quick reads and throws or give the kid a chance...

i was in support of the decision to keep brunell as ths starter but only b/c he apparently gave us the best chance to win...but that story last week about his lack of quick reads and delivery really opened my eyes...its not the coaches, its not the system or the play calling...its just a difference in his style from the systems...and he needs to change or the QB does...plain and simple...

get it right this week or give the kid a chance...and once we lose 2 more games the kid needs to be the man for the rest of the year...so we know if we need to trade up for Brady Quinn...

Posted by: deadskin | October 30, 2006 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Boofer,
Two words for you and the other Cow Sheep: Gary Hogeboom-remember? Tap the breaks on the comish of a bronz Romo statue outside The Looserdome. Being an xpatriated Skins fan, I'll be flyn home from Dallas myself Sunday to watch the great Tony Romo era end as quickly as it started. PS Max & JRock are Hogettes for Halloween.

Posted by: 3KfromIntelLifenBigD | October 30, 2006 9:27 PM | Report abuse

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