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Betts Headed for MRI

Jason La Canfora reports that Ladell Betts is wearing a brace on his left knee and just left Redskins Park. Betts, who suffered what was called a knee sprain Sunday, is headed to the hospital for an MRI.

By Cindy Boren  |  October 13, 2008; 10:44 AM ET
 
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ARE for holder!!!

I am starting a campaign, anyone with me?

Posted by: 44riggosranger44 | October 13, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 44riggosranger44 | October 13, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

oh and FIRST!

Posted by: 44riggosranger44 | October 13, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

What about James Thrash - looks like he jammed his knee after being hit in the back?

Posted by: tolojoe | October 13, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse


+++Stay medium!+++ --Several Posters


"Stay medium" my a$$. If the Redskins are "medium" after that loss, they can expect to lose a lot more games.

They should be livid at themselves, and passionate in devoting themselves to work as hard as they can and do what is necessary to correct their shortcomings.

Staying Medium is good advice for accountants and refuse collectors. But in a game of emotions, focused passion is more appropriate.

What an idiotic slogan, IMHO. It might as well be "stay mediocre."

Posted by: TheCork | October 13, 2008 10:48 AM

Posted by: TheCork | October 13, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I think yesterday proved we are still a very good team, we dominated that game other than the turnovers and had a chance to win, but we aren't an elite team. I thought B-Mitch got it right on the post game, for years this team and specifically several of the vets (Portis, Moss, Samuels, Jansen, Springs, Smoot, etc.) love to talk about the critics and not getting their respect, then once they finally earn it, they go out and lay an egg. This is a good team, but they still need to learn how to handle success and sustain it. Stop listening to critics or praise and just play football, shouldn't be that hard. Good news, with the Dallas loss all that yesterday did was let philly pick up a game, didn't cost us anything. If the Gints could go out tonight and lay an egg like we did, we're in even better shape. To me, if we win the next two weeks we are what we thought we were last week, an upper echelon team fighting for the division, if we drop another we are what we thought at the beginning of the year, a good team, not an elite team that will be scrapping for a wild card.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

1st quarter--50 yards to STL 3
1st quarter--43 yards to STL 38
2nd quarter--35 yards to STL 17
3rd quarter--51 yards to STL 10
3rd quarter--26 yards to WAS 33

These numbers do not suggest the guy is all out terrible. Inconsisten? ABSOLUTELY!

No different than what Frost did for how long?
I hope they don't cut the guy, stable kicking game is critical, and he's a rookie, he's struggling, DUH!!!

I guess we should cut Suisham too for a couple of bad kickoffs this year.

Posted by: craig2 | October 13, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

++ARE for holder!!!

I am starting a campaign, anyone with me?

Posted by: 44riggosranger44 | October 13, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 44riggosranger44 +++


Someone pointed out, the kicking unit should be able to practice together during practice, not as an afterthought.

Of course the BEST Redskins holder ever was little Joey Theesmann, so, maybe that's overrated.

I actually enjoyed watching him hold, because he always spun the laces toward the uprights in the required time--oneof the great Stupid Human Tricks I've seen on a ballfield.

Posted by: TheCork | October 13, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

hrm

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Staying Medium is good advice for accountants and refuse collectors. But in a game of emotions, focused passion is more appropriate.

What an idiotic slogan, IMHO. It might as well be "stay mediocre."

Posted by: TheCork | October 13, 2008 10:48 AM
I disagree, the point is to never get too high or too low. Just play and don't let anything change your play.

They didn't do that yesterday, they got too high on themselves and it bit 'em in the behind. Period.

Posted by: craig2 | October 13, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Cork, I agree with you a bunch...but "Stay Medium" is the bomb...dont take it literally....its just a Zornism packed with zen football....kind of pointless to bash that...

On the Hater stuff I feel you, big time!

Also I am new "Poster who writes some huge thing and gets beeped"

Posted by: chrislarry | October 13, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

well said zjfr2.

Posted by: rambo2000 | October 13, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Can we re-sign that RB everyone loved off B'more's p-squad.

Posted by: chrislarry | October 13, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

I think the main reason is that the three of them (Suisham, Albright, and the punter) can all practice together moreso than anyone else in that position. While the regular guys are off doing their positional work, those three are able to get their chemistry down much more efficiently with increased reps.

Posted by: psps23

If these are the results of all that chemistry, then trash it and start over with someone who could throw it.


Posted by: lsskinsfan | October 13, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

What about Chris Samuels injury? That is our biggest concern.

Posted by: Lisa_R | October 13, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Can we re-sign that RB everyone loved off B'more's p-squad.

Posted by: chrislarry | October 13, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

If Betts is done for a long time, the Skins could sign him, but it would have to be to the ACTIVE roster, he would have to get a real contract and be on the 53 man roster.

Posted by: craig2 | October 13, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

How the team responds to this loss is probably going to be more important than winning in Dallas or Philly.

And, put me in the grou who thinks our draft did suck based on performance year to date. Kelly was known to have knee problems. Thomas has not performed well. Fred Davis who? I'm not saying we won't look back in 5 years and think the draft was successful but we had some key needs (DE, LB depth) that did not get filled. I will agree our late round picks (Horton, Moore, and Jackson) were excellent.

I think it's the Davis pick more than anything that really ticks me off.

Posted by: isnadd | October 13, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

I saw Betts last night at Jackson's at RTC. He was moving around fine drinking beers...

Posted by: Gweez | October 13, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I've been saying that for a while, our draft was terrible even if they become productive players but factoring that right now that looks shaky its even worse. I'm not going into it again, but we could have used a lot more out of 3 second round picks than 2 WR's and a 3rd string TE that we're hoping might turn into a great backup to our Pro Bowl TE.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

"Stay medium" equals verbal paxil/prozac. Sometimes being too high or low gets in the way of being able to function properly-I think we saw a little bit of that yesterday. It doesn't mean don't try as hard as you can or don't play with passion. To me it means stay focused on your goal and don't let anything knock you off of the path that the team is on.

Posted by: will_ga | October 13, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

"Vinny need to be held accountable regardless of whether the Skins make the playoffs this year. The draft up to this point has been pitiful and no FA's were signed to add depth on the lines or the secondary.

Posted by: wizfan89 | October 13, 2008 10:55 AM "


from a couple threads ago....someone should tell him who Jason Taylor is.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

"I think it's the Davis pick more than anything that really ticks me off.

Posted by: isnadd | October 13, 2008 11:13 AM "


well trust me, we're all very sorry to hear that

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

from a couple threads ago....someone should tell him who Jason Taylor is.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 11:19 AM |

Jason Taylor should show us who he was signed to be.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 13, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me also or is Portis the only dude who always seems to show up on offense? Even if he gets 26 yards he's blocking for the qb or down field for Moss.

Posted by: Gweez | October 13, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I really don't have an issue with the draft. They drafted 3 pass catchers, hopefully two will become hella players for the skins in the near future. I am surprised with how Brooks has punted thus far. I thought he would have it more together. Chad Reinhart seems to have a future. Moore and Horton aplaying a lot on D. I like Jackson's potential. Then there Tryon who...well I won't go there. If the skins hit on 2/3 of there picks every year they'll be fine.

Posted by: TWISI | October 13, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

from a couple threads ago....someone should tell him who Jason Taylor is.
Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse


Truth, Jason Taylor was not a free agent. The Dolphins will receive a second-round pick in 2009 and a sixth-rounder in 2010.

Posted by: isnadd | October 13, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

It's still WAY TOO EARLY TO JUDGE THE DRAFT, any one who passes such absolute judgement on the draft now is an idiot. Period.

NO ONE can say that any other player they may have selected would be contributing any more than these guys are now.

One can certainly complain that maybe the coaches aren't getting enough out of the rookies now, but that's about all that is reasonable.

Posted by: craig2 | October 13, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Jason Taylor cost us two draft picks and with all these injuries does anybody think he doesn't retire after this year? Giving Vinny credit for blowing a 2nd rounder on an old finesse DE to play in the NFC EAST when he could have drafted a young power one instead of three young pass catchers that can't stay healthy, can't run routes, can't understand the playbook, and can't have a play come near them without getting a penalty isn't a very good argument FOR Vinny.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

For every one hating on me using the word for hating on the draft - It's alright.

All I am saying is, you can't lump the whole draft class together.

Rinehart and Tryon are work in progresses ment to help us in later years.

Cork - You mentioned the WR in philly. He only helps one or 2 plays a game. That's not a big contribution (Thomas contributes on the same amount of plays a game). Denver's is legit. Avery who caught the ball on Torrence is a rookie, and that was his 1st catch of the game......

Again, Davis won't get major playing time until he can block better than Yoder. Everyone dosen't automatically supplant veteren players.

Kelly is trying his best to get on the field, but he's injured and that's holding him back learning the offense. Thomas had some flashes, just not yesterday.

Brooks, I can't defend, but I wouldn't get rid of him just yet.

Anyway. All I saying is, it's only been 6 games. Looking at the 1st 6 games and this is a veteren team. How can you expect these rookies to hit the ground running and be on the same level of these vetetrens who played under Gibbs 2.0 for some years?

Give them some time people!

And stay medium does not stay mediocre..........

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 13, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Just got the Godfather trilogy on Blu-Ray! Leave Torrence, keep the punter.

Posted by: clark202 | October 13, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

First off,

Enough about the draft. We are six weeks into the regular season, and people are still trying to grade THIS years draft? It's pointless - we won't really know how good it is for at least another year...if Kelly or Thomas ended up more productive in the long run than Jackson, would they still be busts?

Second,

The bad news of course is they handled their success poorly, as a relaxed attitude would seemingly get you a sloppy performance. The good news is it isn't as if they were manhandled. They had an outrageously goofy play swing 10-14 points in the Rams favor, dropped some INT's, and threw away scoring drives with more turnovers...and still could have won the game. They almost doubled the Rams production, allowed 8 first downs, and were clearly the superior team physically.

These guys hadn't seen such positive press here in Washington before, and despite all the warnings it obviously affected them. The next test will be if they can dominate a mediocre Cleveland team that will be coming off 6 days rest after playing the Giants.

This should be a get well game coming up. Let's see if they make it so.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | October 13, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

I'm a bit disapointed that Rhinehart isn't even ever active. You'd think a 3rd rounder would be wearing a jersey on game day.

Tryon-Uhhg

Brookes-Uhhg

Kelly-Incomplete

I thought Zorn did a poor job yesterday in his play calling as well. It looked very vanilla.

I thought the D's plan to blitz was a poor idea as well. You put 8 in the box and stop Jackson, shade LL to Holts side and what are they going to do?

I take the whole thing as just "one of those games" that happen every year to most teams. We laid an egg, what can you do?

Posted by: Gweez | October 13, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

4th, I'm with you except on DeSean Jackson. He is legit. In terms of yards, he's in the top 10 for WRs. He's number 1 in PR yards and is top 5 in PR avg.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 13, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Staying medium simply means to remain calm.

Zorn said at the beginning that he sees the season in four, 4-game blocks. We went 3-1 in the first block, we're currently 1-1 in the second block, and if we TCB against the Browns and Lions, we'll finish the second block 3-1.

6-2 at the midway point works for me.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 13, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

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