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McNabb, Redskins need more receivers to catch on

Top wide receiver Santana Moss has a team-leading 22 receptions, and quarterback Donovan McNabb and tight end Chris Cooley have connected 16 times in the first four games.

After Moss, however, Anthony Armstrong and Joey Galloway are tied for second on the team in catches among wideouts with just four. Do the Redskins need more balance among the wideouts moving forward this season?

"We're winning ballgames, so as this thing continues and everyone gets comfortable in this offense, that will begin to happen," McNabb said this week. "There have been opportunities where other guys have broken free. In the Houston game, we spread the ball around. That was a different type of offense than what we've been running the last couple of weeks."

Continuing to establish the run early in games, as the Redskins did well against the Philadelphia Eagles, should help Washington's wideouts not named Moss, McNabb said.

"We're trying to establish that run game, which opens up on the keepers and things of that nature," he said. "Guys will have opportunities to catch other balls. Cooley and Santana are the two that you can focus on because they have received a lot more opportunities than the rest of them.

"As this thing continues on, other guys will have opportunities. Anthony did a great job on that one long pass [a 57-yard gain against the Eagles]. He had another one that I kind of just tailed outside. These guys are doing a great job with what they're doing and more guys will have more catches."

By Jason Reid  | October 8, 2010; 8:56 AM ET
Categories:  Anthony Armstrong, wide receivers  
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We're 2 & 2 and at the top of the division. The only thing we need to keep doing is figuring out how to win the divison.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Armstrong. He's got to step up. The guy is faster than defenders give him credit for and he will burn someone deep occasionally until teams start to realize the Redskins have a few deep threats. The Packers' safeties are beat up, so it's time to go after them with multiple receivers and drive them back with some deep passes. This will open the underneath stuff for the tight ends and make it easier to run the ball.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 8, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Rushing
Chad Simpson: 30 147 3
Ryan Torain: 40 185 2
Keiland Williams: 0 0 0
M Sellers 48 157 3
rush yds tds

Receiving
Chad Simpson: 6 31 0
Ryan Torain: 0 0 0
Keiland Williams: 6 29 0
M Sellers: 110 911 18
recpt yds tds


Well everyone wanted to bring in some new blood and we got it. Sellers is by far our most experienced Back now, not a good thing. This group pretty much has everything to prove, nothing should be assumed of any of these players even Torain, his stats are from 2 years apart.

Hopefully people step up if not its gonna be tough sledding for Dmac and the offense.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 8, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stu27 | October 8, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

We're 2 & 2 and at the top of the division. The only thing we need to keep doing is figuring out how to win the divison.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Co-sign

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 8, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Exactly how long has the receiver problem been one for the Redskins now (Outside of Moss and Cooley)?

I don't get it. You look at some teams and they're stacked at receiver. You look at the Redskins and no matter who they draft or sign they just aren't able to get a decent #2.

The lack of receivers issue is beyond old now.

It looks like the 4 best receivers are Moss, Cooley, Davis, and Armstrong. Make the two TE set your base formation on offense, and go with a singleback. If you want to shake things up, motion Cooley, or Davis to the slot, or have either Cooley or Davis on the edges and put either Armstrong or Moss in the slot.

F Mike Sellers. Go with the singleback 2-TE set as the base formation on offense.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 8, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I think we are in good shape.

No prediction from iH8 this week( bad luck).

I'll just say I think we match up well with Green Bay, and MS should be able to attack their weaknesses.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 8, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

F Mike Sellers. Go with the singleback 2-TE set as the base formation on offense.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 8, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Another Co-sign.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 8, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter who the receivers are when McNabb plays like he did in the second half last week. 2 for 11 is not on the receivers when he leads players out of bounds or throws at their feet.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 8, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

p1 - ur an idiot. 6.3 vs. Stl and 5 vs Philly, 4 overall. It took 4 weeks for the line to figure out what run blocking was in this scheme.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse


And you're a stat-sucker.

Those averages don't reflect drive-by-drive gains and the impact it has on the game.

For instance, let's take the StL game.

CP's stat-line was 7 carries, 44 yards, 6.3 ypc.

BUT his "long" rush was 27 yards. Let's take away that one single burst and you have a stat-line of:

6 carries, 17 yards, less than 3 ypc.

You can pad the overall stats with one single long rush. That doesn't mean you are effectively running the ball, moving the chains, sustaining drives and staying out of 3rd and long.

This is the same stupid argument that the Jason Campbell Defense Union would roll out in his defense. They'd cite his QB rating and end-of-game stat line.

But when you watch the game with your eyes, you'd know that JC habitually go on a stat-padding 4th quarter TD drive that boosted his completion %, yards, and giving him a passing TD.

Only problem is that the Skins are already down by 17, and the defense is playing soft prevent. So while the meaningless TD drive does something nice for JC's stats, it's a useless meaningless exercise that does nothing to help the team actually win.

I'm glad that the Oline looks like it's coming together. That has been an issue, but if you think that CP has honestly been "getting it done" as a rusher over the past 2 years, then you're an idiot.

Posted by: p1funk | October 8, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Ordinarily I don't shill for sports columns, but I think we're seeing the emergence of a new star in the firmament. That's Ben Muth and his specialty is offensive line play. We're lucky he's focusing on the Skins offensive line this year. Check out his comments on Stephon Heyer.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/word-muth/2010/word-muth-1


Posted by: Samson151 | October 8, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Skins 27
Pack 24

Clifton and Tauscher show their age and lack of talent and have problems with 98, 92, & 99. Rodgers is sacked 5x with 1 fumble.

McNabb and KS put Moss in the slot and he goes for 80 and 1 TD. They also remember that CC & FD are on the team and they combine for 110 and a TD.

The other TD is scored on a PR by Banks. Torain goes for 70 on 18 carries while we rack up another 50 from McNabb and Williams.

For the DT fans out there. He has a decent game in returns but sadly doesn't see the field as a WR.

Gano makes 2 FGs and kicks a 42 YD FG for the game winner as time expires (makes both, one before TO and one after).

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 8, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

F Mike Sellers. Go with the singleback 2-TE set as the base formation on offense.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 8, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

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Not particularly a big fan of this move with Ryan Torain having his first start for us. But I am a fan of it later though. I actually hoped that we would take advantage of teams early in the season with Portis and this line-up. I don't see how anyone else could counter this effectively (our two TE set).

I'm expecting, as McNabb said, that this offense will open up very soon. I like Portis, but if Torain is running over dudes on the regulah like he did Mikell...then we are going to see some Kyle Shanny offensive explosions downfield setup by those fresh legs at RB!! Some playaction satisfaction!!

Posted by: dark_some | October 8, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Skins 27
Pack 24

Clifton and Tauscher show their age and lack of talent and have problems with 98, 92, & 99. Rodgers is sacked 5x with 1 fumble.

McNabb and KS put Moss in the slot and he goes for 80 and 1 TD. They also remember that CC & FD are on the team and they combine for 110 and a TD.

The other TD is scored on a PR by Banks. Torain goes for 70 on 18 carries while we rack up another 50 from McNabb and Williams.

For the DT fans out there. He has a decent game in returns but sadly doesn't see the field as a WR.

Gano makes 2 FGs and kicks a 42 YD FG for the game winner as time expires (makes both, one before TO and one after).

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 8, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

I don't think this is specific enough.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 8, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/word-muth/2010/word-muth-1

Posted by: Samson151 | October 8, 2010 9:26 AM

Agreed. I was touting the guy for his work following the cowboy game.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 8, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Nothing better than some playaction satisfaction!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 8, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

. You look at the Redskins and no matter who they draft or sign they just aren't able to get a decent #2....

Posted by: RedDMV | October 8, 2010 9:08 AM


Sounds to me like they need to consult with Poopy McPoop...

Posted by: Alan4 | October 8, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Redskins 31
Packers 24

Posted by: monk811 | October 8, 2010 8:38 AM

You're very close monk...but here's the final score...drum roll please......

Redskins 24, Packers 20

Posted by: PlayAction | October 8, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Wow PA, didn't see that one coming at all, way to diversify!

Posted by: monk811 | October 8, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

We're lucky he's focusing on the Skins offensive line this year. Check out his comments on Stephon Heyer.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/word-muth/2010/word-muth-1


Posted by: Samson151 | October 8, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse


Heady stuff.

When/if Heyer has to play/start, we need to do a better job treating him like a "back-up" tackle and need to scheme to help him. He gets in trouble with pass-pro when he's left on an island. Of course if he could handle pass-rushers one-one consistently, he wouldn't be a backup tackle.

Posted by: p1funk | October 8, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

With Galloway, Armstrong, and Williams giving you next to nothing at the second WR, Shanahan has got to give Devin Thomas and Banks a shot. Giving up draft picks for a big name receiver would be a mistake, so have a rotation of receivers and go with whoever is hot.

Posted by: JAMNEW | October 8, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

F Mike Sellers. Go with the singleback 2-TE set as the base formation on offense.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 8, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to see more 2-TE sets with this offense for sure. Cooley broke into the NFL as an H-back and did alot of blocking, so he knows how.

But for this game, I would LOVE for us to just come out and successfully pound the ball. No clever schemes. No wrinkles. No sleight-of-hand formations. Just line up Torain and pound it for some clock eating drives that keeps Rodgers off the field.

Posted by: p1funk | October 8, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Wow PA, didn't see that one coming at all, way to diversify!

Posted by: monk811 | October 8, 2010 9:34 AM

Diversification is over rated monk...I'm going to nail it one week...sooner or later...and then we'll see who's laughing!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 8, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

But for this game, I would LOVE for us to just come out and successfully pound the ball. No clever schemes. No wrinkles. No sleight-of-hand formations. Just line up Torain and pound it for some clock eating drives that keeps Rodgers off the field.

Posted by: p1funk | October 8, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

High-Five Co-sign

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 8, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

...so have a rotation of receivers and go with whoever is hot.

Posted by: JAMNEW | October 8, 2010 9:38 AM

I hear the ladies think DT11 is hot...maybe they should try him out this week.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 8, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

High-Five Co-sign

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 8, 2010 9:43 AM

It's Co-sign Friday!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 8, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Call me old-fashioned, but it probably helps to have guys with speed who know how to get open and catch a forward pass. The better they can do that, the more points you can score. I'm not sure what the upside is of not having enough guys like that.

Posted by: EdDC | October 8, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter who the receivers are when McNabb plays like he did in the second half last week. 2 for 11 is not on the receivers when he leads players out of bounds or throws at their feet.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 8, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

We all knew he'd have games like that. But you know what, we still won a division game on the road.

Do you think we win that game with Soup under center? Not a chance in hell.

Posted by: Devo2 | October 8, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Some things never change.

I see your left tackle Bent Williams is getting ready to get back on the field. I'm sure McNabb's ankle is already throbbing in anticipation of the prized rookie blowing another assignment and getting McNabb's leg nearly torn off him again. LOL!

Hope you enjoyed your one week atop the division. Things are about to change because the Boys are rested up and ready to kick azz and take some names!!

P.S. Good Luck with your scrap heap running back Ryan SoLame.

Warmly,
Joe

Posted by: PampaTex | October 8, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

It looks like the 4 best receivers are Moss, Cooley, Davis, and Armstrong. Make the two TE set your base formation on offense, and go with a singleback
Posted by: RedDMV | October 8, 2010 9:08 AM
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and then put in Banks...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | October 8, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

p1 - you're the one who brought stats up. I hate stats. They lie. Unless you play baseball... then they're all ya got.

Your analysis of CPo's contributions is just wrong and you throw up BS to support it.

He ran hard. He ran well. He got hurt.

I do agree with your analysis in that a successful running game will help the pass.. but that's pretty obvious, eh... captain... obviou..

And yeah, I'll be the idiot along w/ Mike & Kyle... and the rest of the team. You continue being the 'smart guy' who keeps calling out one of your most successful players ...ever.. duh.

I'll say it again: Until there's truly a better option, CPo is it...

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Call me old-fashioned, but it probably helps to have guys with speed who know how to get open and catch a forward pass. The better they can do that, the more points you can score. I'm not sure what the upside is of not having enough guys like that.

Posted by: EdDC | October 8, 2010 9:54 AM
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put in Banks

Posted by: jcnjcnj | October 8, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Dunno who we'd drop...but I'd like to see T. Austin signed of the PS and given a shot...

Posted by: TreezieFoSheezie | October 8, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

P.S. Good Luck with your scrap heap running back Ryan SoLame.

Posted by: PampaTex | October 8, 2010 9:56 AM

You're right...not sure why all my dallas buddies were scrambling to pick him up last week....dummies.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 8, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Oh & comparing Soup to CPo is straight 'tard.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

We all knew he'd have games like that. But you know what, we still won a division game on the road.

Do you think we win that game with Soup under center? Not a chance in hell.

Posted by: Devo2 | October 8, 2010 9:56 AM

Actually, we did, 2 years ago. Started off 2-1 in the division--with back-to-back wins AT Dallas and AT Philly... on the road, against Romo and McNabb.

As much as some of us like to put it all on JC17, he was not without his successes in a Skins uni.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 8, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Dunno who we'd drop...but I'd like to see T. Austin signed of the PS and given a shot...

Posted by: TreezieFoSheezie | October 8, 2010 10:02 AM
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if they trade DT11...if not next season

Posted by: jcnjcnj | October 8, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Actually, we did, 2 years ago. Started off 2-1 in the division--with back-to-back wins AT Dallas and AT Philly... on the road, against Romo and McNabb.

As much as some of us like to put it all on JC17, he was not without his successes in a Skins uni.


Posted by: Alan4 | October 8, 2010 10:04 AM |
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you're right

Posted by: jcnjcnj | October 8, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Some things never change.


Posted by: PampaTex | October 8, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse


You're right about that TamponTex.

Cowgirl fans are still a delusional bunch of ignorant steer-molesting rednecks who haven't figured out how to turn their calendars off of "1994". They still think the Triplets are gonna take the field, and they think their team is still a relevant contender in the NFL.

The 'Girls head coach is still a joke. You could dress up a Jello pudding pop with a headset, and prop it on the sideline, and it would provide as much leadership and inspiration to the team as Wade Phillips.

Jason Garrett and the Homo are still rimming each other and can;t seem to figure out how to get a running play together.

The Crypt-keeper owner is still scary-looking as ever. Everytime they show a close up of him, I regret having gotten an HD-TV and need to shield my children's eyes. He still can;t get out of his own way and can't stay sober enough to realize that he's cursing out ex-employees while getting taped on cell-phone for TMZ.

We still look forward to the post-season where we can count on being entertained by a game where the front-running Cowpukes show their true colors as a spineless pack of Marys who crumble in the clutch - leaving Keith Brooking to cry and sob on the sideline because he just got his a$$ kicked and wants his mommy.

Yes, Tampon...some things never change.

Posted by: p1funk | October 8, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Co-sign = NERD Talk!

Posted by: monk811 | October 8, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

I drove by a house in Laguna Niguel yesterday and they had 2 flags hanging out front. A New York Yankees flag and a Dallas Cowboys flag. That is one cliched bandwagon jumping househould there. What a joke.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 8, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Terrific article Samson. Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 8, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Clifton and Tauscher show their age and lack of talent and have problems with 98, 92, & 99. Rodgers is sacked 5x with 1 fumble.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 8, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Tauscher is going to be out for this game with a shoulder injury. This would be a great week for Rak to start digging into Clay Matthews' lead in sacks.

Both teams have concerns with one half of their offense, but I think the Pack have had a few too many injuries (Barnett out as well) this week and the Skins pull out another close one, 21-20.

Posted by: nkeitt | October 8, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

p1 - you're the one who brought stats up. I hate stats. They lie. Unless you play baseball... then they're all ya got.

Your analysis of CPo's contributions is just wrong and you throw up BS to support it.

He ran hard. He ran well. He got hurt.

I do agree with your analysis in that a successful running game will help the pass.. but that's pretty obvious, eh... captain... obviou..

And yeah, I'll be the idiot along w/ Mike & Kyle... and the rest of the team. You continue being the 'smart guy' who keeps calling out one of your most successful players ...ever.. duh.

I'll say it again: Until there's truly a better option, CPo is it...

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse


Exactly Dik.

He ran hard and he got hurt.

After enduring a week of getting called out for running like pu$$y against the Rams, he finally came into a game and ran hard and tried to finish his runs.

The result?

Getting injury-subbed every 3rd play and lasting 11 carries before getting knocked out for good.

HE CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE. HE CAN'T GET THE JOB DONE AS A PRIMARY BACK.

Until there's a better option?

We won't know if there is a better option if we keep mindlessly feeding the rock to CP just b/c we think he's a "warrior" and was really effective 2 years ago.

Let's thank CP for services rendered. He's been a great player for the team (and he's been handsomely rewarded for it). We don't need to throw him charity carries today, just because he was really really good for us during Gibbs 2.0.

Oh and by the way; I think Kyle and Daddy Mike are kind of agreeing with me. If you didn't notice over the past couple of games, Ryan Torain was signed up from the practice squad and CP had been visiting the bench alot more...


P.S. If you've got something to add to the statistical analysis part of this discussion, feel free to do so. Just calling it "wrong" and "BS" is a less-than-compelling argument.

Posted by: p1funk | October 8, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Oh & comparing Soup to CPo is straight 'tard.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse


Thinking that I was comparing CPo to Soup is straight 'tard.

Read the post again and tell me what I was really doing.

Posted by: p1funk | October 8, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 8, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Off topic but i read a thing about Bryce Harper #1 pick by the Nats, his favorite teams.

Yankees, cowboys, Lakers, and Duke... terrible just terrible.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 8, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Co-sign = NERD Talk!

Posted by: monk811 | October 8, 2010 10:14 AM

monk811 = the Poopy McPoop of NERD

Posted by: beep-beep | October 8, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Hey - me & P1 agree on something. TamponHex sux! lmao!

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 8, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Off topic but i read a thing about Bryce Harper #1 pick by the Nats, his favorite teams.

Yankees, cowboys, Lakers, and Duke... terrible just terrible.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 8, 2010 10:24 AM

That is absolutely ridiculous.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 8, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

That is one cliched bandwagon jumping househould there. What a joke.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 8, 2010 10:15 AM

Halloween's coming. You're an architect. Hope you'll take the kids by and teach them how to toilet paper a house. Sing "Hail to the Redskins" while you're doing it. With toilet paper involved, you can probably get Poopy to help.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 8, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of poop, shouldn't you be plunging a toilet? Don't forget to wash those hands before you flip those fries!

Wait for it........BEEP-BEEP!

Ah, fries are done!!

I'm lovin' it!

Posted by: monk811 | October 8, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 8, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Co-sign = NERD Talk!

Posted by: monk811 | October 8, 2010 10:14 AM

monk811 = the Poopy McPoop of NERD

Posted by: beep-beep | October 8, 2010 10:24 AM

Speaking of NERDs...where the hell has hessone been?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 8, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse


Redskins fans thumping their chests after four weeks despite getting outplayed in EVERY SINGLE GAME is hilarious! If your "success" continues another week you'll no doubt have to be given sedatives.

You still have the same sorry team you've always have and, sadly, you have the absolute WORST owner in all of professional sports.

Take care now.

Sincerely,
Joe

Posted by: PampaTex | October 8, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

McNabb, Redskins need more receivers to catch on

Top wide receiver Santana Moss has a team-leading 22 receptions, and quarterback Donovan McNabb and tight end Chris Cooley have connected 16 times in the first four games.


Perhaps changing how Fred Davis is used changes a lot of this.

Turn him into a 'flexed' receiver or but him in motion, the slot, or have him come out of the backfield.

Fans will see Jermichael Finley this weekend and say, "How come we don't use Fred Davis more like a wide receiver?"

I already am.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 8, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

F Mike Sellers. Go with the singleback 2-TE set as the base formation on offense.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 8, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

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Not particularly a big fan of this move with Ryan Torain having his first start for us. But I am a fan of it later though. I actually hoped that we would take advantage of teams early in the season with Portis and this line-up. I don't see how anyone else could counter this effectively (our two TE set).

I'm expecting, as McNabb said, that this offense will open up very soon. I like Portis, but if Torain is running over dudes on the regulah like he did Mikell...then we are going to see some Kyle Shanny offensive explosions downfield setup by those fresh legs at RB!! Some playaction satisfaction!!

Posted by: dark_some

I hear ya with the little experience that Torain has in pass protection, but they can always line up Cooley, or Davis as the H-Back.

With the 2-TE set with the Redskins you don't have to use it just for grind it out yards. With guys like Cooley and Davis you can use many variations and audibles in the 2-TE set.

To me it just seems that given it's a passing league now, why not have ALL you best receiving options on the field at once? I really don't see the need for Mike Sellers who is liability with the ball in his hands and a decent blocker at best at this point.

2 tight end 'em up with a singleback -- adjust to the defensive alignments as necessary.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 8, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of NERDs...where the hell has hessone been?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 8, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Don't you mean Albert_Haynesworth?

Posted by: monk811 | October 8, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Tauscher is going to be out for this game with a shoulder injury. This would be a great week for Rak to start digging into Clay Matthews' lead in sacks.

Both teams have concerns with one half of their offense, but I think the Pack have had a few too many injuries (Barnett out as well) this week and the Skins pull out another close one, 21-20.

Posted by: nkeitt | October 8, 2010 10:19 AM

Ok insert T.J. Lang or Bulaga in to his spot and that position only becomes more of an advantage for 98, 99, & 92.

Name, Pos, Wed, Thur, Fri, Game

Barnett, Nick LB Wrist DNP DNP - -
Burnett, Morgan S Knee Out Out - -
Chillar, Brandon LB Shoulder DNP DNP - -
Clifton, Chad T Knee DNP FP - -
Collins, Nick S Knee DNP LP - -
Jenkins, Cullen DE Hand FP FP - -
Johnson, Quinn FB Glute DNP DNP - -
Martin, Derrick S Ankle FP FP - -
Peprah, Charlie S Quadricep FP FP - -
Shields, Sam CB Calf DNP DNP - -
Tauscher, Mark T Shoulder DNP DNP - -
Woodson, Charles CB Toe DNP LP

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 8, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Redskins fans thumping their chests after four weeks despite getting outplayed in EVERY SINGLE GAME is hilarious! If your "success" continues another week you'll no doubt have to be given sedatives.

You still have the same sorry team you've always have and, sadly, you have the absolute WORST owner in all of professional sports.

Take care now.

Sincerely,
Joe

Posted by: PampaTex | October 8, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse


'Puke fans coming to a Redskins blog to try and talk trash when the Skins beat them and currently stand 1st place in the NFC East is NOT hilarious...it's sad and it is indicative of the delusional mindset that has plagued that fanbase for a decade and a half.

You people need medication and counseling.


Get trampled by a cow,

p1funk

Posted by: p1funk | October 8, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Off topic but i read a thing about Bryce Harper #1 pick by the Nats, his favorite teams.

Yankees, cowboys, Lakers, and Duke... terrible just terrible.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 8, 2010 10:24 AM

If you're 12 and older and chose those teams you don't have a strong male role model in the house.
(Unless you went to Duke. In which case you're an ass hole anyway.)

Posted by: mack1 | October 8, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

AH brother beeps

Posted by: PlayAction | October 8, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

p1 - ur an idiot. 6.3 vs. Stl and 5 vs Philly, 4 overall. It took 4 weeks for the line to figure out what run blocking was in this scheme.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse


And you're a stat-sucker.

Those averages don't reflect drive-by-drive gains and the impact it has on the game.

For instance, let's take the StL game.

CP's stat-line was 7 carries, 44 yards, 6.3 ypc.

BUT his "long" rush was 27 yards. Let's take away that one single burst and you have a stat-line of:

6 carries, 17 yards, less than 3 ypc.

You can pad the overall stats with one single long rush. That doesn't mean you are effectively running the ball, moving the chains, sustaining drives and staying out of 3rd and long.

This is the same stupid argument that the Jason Campbell Defense Union would roll out in his defense. They'd cite his QB rating and end-of-game stat line.

But when you watch the game with your eyes, you'd know that JC habitually go on a stat-padding 4th quarter TD drive that boosted his completion %, yards, and giving him a passing TD.

Only problem is that the Skins are already down by 17, and the defense is playing soft prevent. So while the meaningless TD drive does something nice for JC's stats, it's a useless meaningless exercise that does nothing to help the team actually win.

I'm glad that the Oline looks like it's coming together. That has been an issue, but if you think that CP has honestly been "getting it done" as a rusher over the past 2 years, then you're an idiot.

Posted by: p1funk | October 8, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse


Thats so funny your argument doesn't make since if you are not going to take into consideration all the stats. For instance you take away the 27yd run but what about the carries that were stopped for a loss. So say a player runs 4 carries for 5 yrds each thats 5yrds per carrier. but on his 5th carry he is stopped for a 3yrd loss now he is only averaging 3.4 yrds per carry. See you can play with the stats any way you want but you have to take in account all the stats if you are going to play the stat game. Plus take away Torains long run and you will have a similiar yrd/carry.

Posted by: RealOne1 | October 8, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Some things never change.

I see your left tackle Bent Williams is getting ready to get back on the field. I'm sure McNabb's ankle is already throbbing in anticipation of the prized rookie blowing another assignment and getting McNabb's leg nearly torn off him again. LOL!

Hope you enjoyed your one week atop the division. Things are about to change because the Boys are rested up and ready to kick azz and take some names!!

P.S. Good Luck with your scrap heap running back Ryan SoLame.

Warmly,
Joe

Posted by: PampaTex | October 8, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse
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Redskins 13, Cowboys 7

Go away... maybe your heartless team's website will take you.

Posted by: tony325 | October 8, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Skins don't need more "balance" they need better receivers.

Posted by: nativedc | October 8, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love Cowboy fans posting on this site!! LMFAO.

What matters is the playoffs...and how many playoff wins do the Cowboys have in the last decade???? LOL

I know the media inflate all your egos by calling you a Superbowl contender every year and it goes to your head, but look at what has actually happened.."Humbled" would be a word you guys may want to plug into your vocabulary because your overrated football team falls short year after year after year.......Just shut up and go home!!!!

Posted by: skins91r | October 8, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

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