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Betts on His Knee Injury

From Jason Reid:

Running back Ladell Betts, who sprained his knee in the fourth quarter, finished with 32 yards on seven rushes.

"I need to find out if I have to get an MRI," Betts said. "I just remember waiting to set up my blocks, one of the guys was pulling for me, and right when I went to plant and cut, I think I got hit at the same time.

"My knee just felt like it buckled. It felt awkward. I knew something wasn't right."

By Cindy Boren  |  October 12, 2008; 8:03 PM ET
 
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How'd that two minute-warning "Hip Hip Hooray" cheer those two brothers were suggesting here work out?

Posted by: TheCork | October 12, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Here's hoping everybody gets better, stays medium, and we win next week.

;)
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | October 12, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

I haven't read any comments. I didn't really see the game, but heard it on the radio.

All I got to say is......

STAY MEDIUM!

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 12, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

That old cliche about turnovers is true. If the skins hadn't made any today, they'd have won.

Too many mistakes, too.

What I'm MOST curious about was, why was Torrance covering the Rams #2 receiver? I get Rogers on Holt--and ANOTHER great game by the former Mr. Double-move. Was Smoot out with his injury? Was Springs leg too iffy to risky it?

Where was Landry on the play?

Someone should ask Mr. Zorn and Mr Blache.


Posted by: TheCork | October 12, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Kudos on the Incognito joke on the previous post...

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 12, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Smoot was on the sidelines... the Moose said something about that as the play finished.
Landry coasted to a stop right after Torrance made the tackle.
Tough play, but the defense did its job today.
20 points. Offense has to put up 20.

Posted by: daggar | October 12, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Let's continue to gill medium people. We are 4-2. This is a good wake up call for the team. It will keep them focus and I have no doubt from this point on they will come to play each and every week.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | October 12, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

gill medium?
grill medium?

Posted by: daggar | October 12, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

I bet all of the post's writers won't be able to sleep tonight with excitment from the poor performance!! 10 to 1 sally jenkins ways in!! Bad part is after that debacle I can't defend them.

Posted by: Lacantwrite | October 12, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Definitely difficult to defend, but what I liked was that Zorn didn't even try, just screwed up. Period.

Good time for it though, plenty of time to make up for it, and really learn from it.

Portis didn't sugar coat it either, they took the Rams lightly it bit 'em in the @ss. They should be thoroughly ticked off next week.

Posted by: craig2 | October 12, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Mr Cork, I too was perplexed as to why 29 was covering that guy on that deep route at the end. Looks like Kendall took this one hard. That was a bone-headed play. Bat it down and worst we get is a field goal and its 10-3

Posted by: gregskins | October 12, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Hey all, the Cowgirls lost today too, so I'm still happy with my kool-aid, thanks much.

Posted by: TDawg1 | October 12, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Stay medium.

And, WaPo, please tell Leonard Shapiro to shut up before he even begins typing. ;-)

Posted by: SkinsfaninNebraska | October 12, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Jansen better not say one word about being benched when "big boy" comes back. His pass blocking was pathetic at best. Soups was under way too much presure with 4 and 5 man fronts. With all due respect to our D, where's the pash rush???

Brooks still have a locker?

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 12, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Torrence was a big reason for one of the big kickoff returns and if I'm not mistaken was the one who missed the tackle on the big punt return. Kickoff, he lost his outside containment and they took it outside.... He gave up the big "under thrown" ball against the Philly loss last year too. He has to find the ball. I don't like him as a nickle back at all. Never have.

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 12, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

THE COACHES ARE DOING A POOR JOB WITH THE ROOKIES. ITS NO WAY DEVIN SHOULDN'T BE DOING SOMETHING OUT THERE. JAMES THRASH IS NOT A NUMBER 2 RECIEVER. ZORN NEED TO STOP HIS CORNY PHRASES AND COACH. WHY NOT EVEN GET DAVIS THE BALL. TRADE COOLEY !!!!!!!!! WE WON'T HAVE A CHASE IF DEVIN DOSN'T COME AROUND !!!!!!!!!!!! YES MOSS IS THE #1 DEVEN SHOULD BE #2 RANDLE EL SLOT. WHY WAS TOREENCE OUT THERE MAN 2 MAN WHEN YOU HAVE SMOOT, ROGERS, AND SPINGS. POOR COACHING BY GREG. HE COST US THE GAME . CARLOS WAS HAVING HIS BEST GAME OF THE SEASON.

Posted by: poolman1200000 | October 12, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

HI POOLMAN. THE D COST US THE GAME? BLAME STINKY PETE FIRST, IF THAT'S HOW YOU ROLL.

BLOODY HELL, THIS BLOG SHOUTING IS HARDER THAN I THOUGHT.

Posted by: daggar | October 12, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

DAGGAR,

I AGREE WITH YOU!!! POOLMAN HAS A COUPLE OF GOOD POINTS, BUT OVERALL, THE D HELD THEM TO 8 FIRST DOWNS AND 200 YDS TOTAL OFFENSE. TORRENCE BLOWS AND WE NEED TO FIND NICKEL CORNER

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 12, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

I was out all day chasing Grizzly bears. Sorry about the loss, but I wrote earlier in the week that this was a dangerous game for the 'Skins. They're a good team, but not a great team yet. They aren't good enough yet to overcome multiple turnovers, no matter what team they play. That's why the Giants are the Super Bowl champs. We're 2nd in our division, 1/2 game ahead of Dallas, and that's where we should be right now. Clearly, the Rams weren't scared into submission by Washington's record or its performance against the Eagles, Cowboys, Cardinals, or Saints. It's back to the drawing board, and hopefully they'll start working on a pass rush. Besides the punting game, that's the glaring weakness....

Posted by: Schroeder12 | October 12, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

it really bothers me that they took anybody for granted. Championship teams always have to go through a game like this. They win the games like that though.

Posted by: Lacantwrite | October 12, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

WE GAVE UP A SECOND FOR NO SHOW TAYLOR WHAT A JOKE, VINNY YOU NEED TO BE FIRED. WHATS GOING ON WIT DE JAMES WE GOT FROM THE VIKES ? WE HAVE NO PASS RUSH, GREG IS SO WORRIED ABOUT GETTING BEAT OVER THE TOP HE WON'T BLITZ. GREG I HOPE YOU READ THIS " YOU DONT HAVE ANY PRO BOWLERS ON THAT D LINE YOU HAVE TO BLITZ". DEVEN THOMAS HAS THE SIZE AND THE SPEED ON THE GO ROUTES AND FADES. ZORN HAS SOME GIBBS LIKE WAYS BEING LOYAL TO SLOW MAN THRASH. THIS TEAM WILL GO 7-9 IF THE DONT GET DEVEN GOING. WHY CANT THIS TOWN SEE WE HAVE NO PASS RUSH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREG WISE UP AND PLAY WIT SOME BALLS, STOP SAYING CHRIS ISNT GOOD. HE LOOKING LIKE TH BEST SAFETY ON THIS TEAM. JASEN NEEDS TO BE BENCHED !!!!!!!!!!!! I WOULD RATHER HAVE THE ROOKIE IN THERE IF STEPHON CANT GO. THIS WILL BE A 6-10 TEAM IF THE Z MAN DOEN'T FIX THE TRAIN RECK 11111111111111

Posted by: poolman1200000 | October 12, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

This game was tailor made for us to lose. We just came off two very emotional wins, the Rams had a week off and a new coach (and not a bad one at that) and Zorn is still learning. I am not to surprised. On a different note, we needed to play badly to have this team beat us at the last second. We need a punter. Our special teams are going to kill us in the play-offs.

Posted by: jandlml | October 12, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

SORRY FOR THE CAPS. I JUST LOST MY RENT MONEY ON THE GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: poolman1200000 | October 12, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

There goes the 15-1 season.

DC Turnovers : (-2)

3rd Downs: DC, 4-12; StL, 4-14

Portis : 6.1 ypr

Campbell 18/26, 208; 8 ypr. no picks and no touches.

The TO's killed DC.

They didn't play up to their God given abilities today. Sloppy, unfocused and disappointing. Great opportunity to fix the execution and improve....

Posted by: Realness1 | October 12, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Wait, the D was responsible for 12 pts, and at least half of that was because of big kick/punt returns. While I'd like to see more of a pass rush, that was not the problem.
Lots of little errors added up. Zorn -- and the team -- have some work to do. As a rookie coach should... if it were that easy, everyone would hire rookie coaches. As it is, look how many recycles we get...

Posted by: daggar | October 12, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

AND YOU'RE EARNING IT BACK BY USING CAPS??

Posted by: daggar | October 12, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Notwithstanding today's events, the Skins are still a good team. They still have a very good chance to go 3-1 in the second quarter. And when the season began, nobody would have predicted the Skins would be 4-2 given their schedule.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 12, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

uhhhh...... Poolman, saying you lost your rent money on a 13 pt spread just makes your points less believable.. It shows you need to get two jobs and not watch football, b/c the Skins have only won by an avg margin of less than a TD each week...D was not the problem today, unless you count the 2 dropped picks again today that both ended up as 3 pts for the Rams instead of being Skins ball

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 12, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

I understand the fan mentality, but why the heck would you bet your rent money on a football game? That is just unbelievably stupid. Yes I'm insulting someone, but it's the truth.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | October 12, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I say let up on Pete Kendall. How was his decision to push for more inches (like Portis and Betts and Cooley and Moss and El do) exactly "boneheaded"? You don't count on being stripped of the ball -- and Rams were stripping a lot of different players all game. I feel sorry for the guy that a heads-up ball recovery on his part ended badly. But I don't feel sorry for the Cowgirls' punter!!

Posted by: Xlnt | October 12, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

daggar i must disagree on one point, a lack of a pass rush was a definite problem today. We never hit bulger and he had all day, on the final pass if nothing else showed that....

our inability to rush the passer is a very legit concern.

Posted by: chrislarry | October 12, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

CL is on to something. Goes back to DC not drafting enough quality linemen over years....

Posted by: Realness1 | October 12, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

XInt -
Regarding the Kendall fumble, lineman are taught to knock down those passes. Rarely does anything good comes from a lineman trying to advance the ball. As Zorn says, take your lumps and give me another chance to call a play.

Posted by: M00SE | October 12, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

How many TDs did all that time get Mr. Bulger? No, my friends, you go to fight the lambs with the players you have, not the players you want to have.

Posted by: daggar | October 13, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

IMO, Special teams was the problem today. Yeah there were turnovers, and the defense gave up a huge play at the worst possible moment. But overall, defense played very well. So did the offesne, they drove for the go ahead TD, that is all you can ask after they had turned the ball over 3 times. Kendall is blameless!!! Dude trying to make a play...if you want to blame a linemanm Jansen is the first and only one on the list IMO. Only reason Kendall has to catch and run is becasue Jansen got steamrolled or ran around yet again to allow JC to get smashed. Jansen directly responsible for 2/3 turnovers. Cooley laid one down, but nobody is giving him crap when he gets laid out and makes the All Pro play right before the Kendall debacle play. And the reason JC was not going down the field to MOss et al is bacause the Left DE for the Rams was spending his entire day flushing Jason or worse. I for one hope Heyer's shoulder is good to go from here on out.

Back to teams. THEY SUCK!!! The punter sucked, and when he didn't, the coverage could not tackle. Second week in a row Suisham kicks it out of bounds?? Here is an idea Danny Smith, teach your coverage team to contain and tackle, and you don't have to tell Suisham to kick it to the corner of the field. The only time the Rams offense did anything all day was when Teams gave up huge yards in the return game. And tell your return blockers to actually block on punt return, and tell them NOT to get in the way and tackle your own return man. Other than that, they played great. Criminey.

4-2. I'll take it. Redskins are good enough to beat anybody in the league when they don't beat themselves. Today they did. I expect a spirited week of practice, a refocus on paying attention to detail, and a win next week.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 13, 2008 2:25 AM | Report abuse

@SkinsfaninKaneohe

I agree, this was a Special Teams loss more than any ONE spot on the team. All the field goals came on short field, made it way too easy for them move the ball 20 yards and get points out of it.

Torrence was on the field cuz Smoot was on the sideline, still haven't heard why, but he was. If anything this might be a shot at keeping Tryon and not putting him on the Practice Squad, and keeping Richardson on the Active Roster.

And definietly a shot at Brooks, but I don't want Frost either. At least Brooks is just a rookie, still could get better, Frost is who he is, PERIOD.

Still a good football team, this type of a loss should be good for them over the length of the season, something to remind them that they are not invinicible.

The defense didn't give up an offensive touchdown, should be able to win that type of game. Period. Zorn and the offense have work to do, and he WAS a bit conservative, was it because of Jansen on the field? I wonder.

You think Jasno will stop spouting about Jansen now? He run-blocked well again, but got schooled in the pass blocking again.

Posted by: craig2 | October 13, 2008 7:37 AM | Report abuse

I spoke of the poor coverage of our special teams last week and it was ignored. When your punter sucks AND your coverage sucks, you've got serious issues that the Skins seemed to gloss over in the glow of a four game winning streak (I don't want to even talk about the kick off out of bounds!). Special teams may not have cost us this game (They certainly didn't help) but if there is not dramatic improvement, I mean really dramatic improvement, they will indeed cost us a game when it matters most. I guess we can all shelve this playoff talk because no team with special teams this bad goes very far. Tighten up 'Skins!

Posted by: splitbill | October 13, 2008 7:40 AM | Report abuse

I spoke of the poor coverage of our special teams last week and it was ignored.
You obviously didn't see the petition we all signed to make Brooks punt longer, higher, and with more hang time.
We might have to step it up a notch and pass a resolution condemning bad punts.

Posted by: daggar | October 13, 2008 7:54 AM | Report abuse

I saw it daggar but think that coverage was also very poor when his punts were acceptable. Absolutely no consistancy. I will step up and sign any petition to help Brooks punt higher, longer, and with more hang time.

Posted by: splitbill | October 13, 2008 7:59 AM | Report abuse

I think Brooks also might have been confused by the 'stay medium' sloganeering.
"First they tell me to hit it high, then to stay medium. Make up your minds!"

Posted by: daggar | October 13, 2008 8:09 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 13, 2008 8:23 AM | Report abuse

i agree about brooks. he will get better. i remember that the skins gave up on a lot of rookie punters that are now doing well with other teams. of course there are not many left because of age. gibbs would give up on rookie kickers and go with vets. look at the eagles kicker. he was a skin and now he is doing well.

Posted by: rls1041 | October 13, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

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