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What the heck has happened to our lil blog? We're blowing up, yo.

Thank goodness Cowboys week only comes twice a year. It was getting pretty fierce in here yesterday. I take a day off to find out if my daughter needs surgery on her eyes (thank goodness the news was good) and all hell breaks out on the blog between DC and The Big D. I love it. And I'll say this, in a potential attempt to fan the flames some more, Roy Williams is a heck of a player and a heck of a hitter, but his coverage skills still leave a lot to be desired. I think his reputation exceeds the reality. Again, he's an elite safety, but I think in two full NFL seasons Taylor has caught him - they have similar strengths and similar weaknesses.

Lest anyone misunderstand, I'm not canonizing Taylor. The penalties and downfield problems have to end, particularly given the state of the corners on this team. I am anything but a Skins apologist, and some would say I'm maybe too hard on them, but for any Cowboy fan crowing these days, check yourself. That is one mediocre team there. Unsettled running game, QB controversy. O-line issues. They essentially went three-and-out for over half the game and won because Washington's offense was incredibly inept. But the Redskins were the more physical team on that night. Straight up.

Don't get me wrong. Dallas is a better team that the Skins right now, clearly, but no one in the NFC East looks like a world beater just yet. In fact, this might end up the most overrated division in the NFL by the end of the season. All of these teams have some serious warts right now.

Football is synonymous with talking smack, and it is the prerogative of every fan to do so, but come on, it's Week 3 people. Unless you're in Jacksonville or maybe Chicago, I wouldn't be yapping too much just yet.

By Jason La Canfora  |  September 21, 2006; 8:00 AM ET
 
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Taylor will eventually get to the point where he doesn't commit retarded penalties, all part of growing up; whether he ever gets free of being "marked" as someone who is an on the field "thug" and picked on by the refs is another matter.

And yeah, the Cowboys really do stink, but our Skins are even worse at this point. It's amazing Dallas didn't win by more points than they did; like you said, mostly due to ineptitude.

Dallas fans get so excited when they win one over us, I guess you have to do that when you haven't been to the playoffs in a long time. Unfortunately for them, that game may have been the highlight of the year. For the Skins though, it can only go uphill....right? Ooops, maybe I shouldn't have said that.

And hey, a big yay for Portis actually practicing, so I guess that means he gets to play this week. He just better not get hurt in practice like Springs, where did that groin injury come from anyway? How come all our players seem to be getting injured off the field?

Posted by: Megskin | September 21, 2006 8:30 AM | Report abuse

I can just imagine how good Taylor could be if there was any kind of consistent corner presence on this team. He would be so much more effective than he is now, patrolling deep in case the CB's get burned. The kid can't be everywhere.

Posted by: Colin | September 21, 2006 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Any thought to Taylor playing some straight-up corner to help ease the pain while Springs recovers? And seriously, what is up with Jimoh? I feel like I would be more likely to see action on defense than Jimoh -- and the only thing I have covered is buying the copious amounts of Captain and Coke needed to watch the Redskins attempt to compete.

PS -- Dallas sucks ...

Posted by: G Money | September 21, 2006 9:05 AM | Report abuse

ROY HAS 2 INT IN 2 GAMES,HIS COVERAGE SKILLS HAVE IMPROVED,ASK BETTS HOW HARD ROY HITS!SAMUELS WAS THROWN AROUND BY WARE!O-LINE KEPT BLEDSOE CLEAN,JJONES HAD 4.7 AVG.RUNNING,YOU SKINY FANS ARE IN FOR SOME REAL CRYBABY DAYS, GET THE BOOHOO BOXES READY,ITS PARCELLS 4TH YEAR,CHECK HISTORY!!

Posted by: BOOFER ED STEVENS | September 21, 2006 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Jason, congrats about your daughter. Glad to hear the news was good.

Question: During the replay, I could have sworn that I heard either Madden or Michaels say that Taylor was the opposite side safety on Terry Glenn's TD. Is that true (I accidentally erased the game from my TIVO, so I can't check)? If that is true, then he is taking more flack then deserved, right?

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | September 21, 2006 9:29 AM | Report abuse

BOOFER ED STEVENS, why are you even on our blog? Do you have nothing better to do than go to a Skins blog and write about your stupid Cowboys? Even though we did not look good in that game, the Boys did not look much better. "Get your popcorn ready" for a fall - and go back to the Dallas blogs - you have no business here!!!

Posted by: Rainesmaker | September 21, 2006 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Atleast Debbie didn't "do" all of D.C. Take that Cowboy fans.

Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum | September 21, 2006 9:53 AM | Report abuse

THE BOYS OWN THE SKINS,20 GAME LEAD HEAD TO HEAD,MORE SUPER BOWLS,MORE PLAYOFF WINS,EVEN IN WORST SEASON BEAT SKINS WHO WERE UNDFEATED AND WENT TO SB!ONLY DESPERATE FANS WOULD BRING UP 1 PLAYOFF VICTORY!!GIBBY HAS LOSING RECORD AGAINST BOYS,THAT IS WHY WHEN SKINS BEAT BOYS THEY POOR GATORADE ON GIBBS,WHEN BOYS WIN ITS JUST ANOTHER GAME!!!SKINY FANS NEVER GIVE BOYS PROPS!!THESE ARE FOOTBALL FACTS ,SORRY BOZO SKINY FANS!!!!!!

Posted by: BOOFER ED STEVENS | September 21, 2006 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Gibbs is 14-15 all time vs. Cowboys -- meaning Dallas has hardly dominated the series when Gibbs has been around. And why are you typing in all caps, Boofer? You been driving around in vans with Nate Newton?

Posted by: G Money | September 21, 2006 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Boofer's been driving around with both Nate Newton and Michael Irvin. Puff Puff Give and rolled up dollar bills.

Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum | September 21, 2006 10:14 AM | Report abuse

GMONEY YOU PROVED MY POINT 14-15 LOSING RECORD ,NEVER SAID DOMINATE!!BOYS FRANCHISE HAS DOMINATED SKINS!!SKINYS HAVE LOSING RECORD IN EVERY DECADE TO BOYS!!EVEN IN 80S HAIR BAND DAYS WHEN GIBBY WAS GOING TO SB!!GIVE IT UP BOZO SKINY FANS!!!!

Posted by: BOOFER ED STEVENS | September 21, 2006 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Boofer, seriously, calm down....go back to Dallas and take a few days off of work...maybe read a book or something, take a nap, check out a matinee. The Skins are a bad team right now and the Boyz beating them was nothing to be proud of.

Posted by: nikkles | September 21, 2006 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Boofer forgot to mention Super Bowl Win % of 60% v 500, he must have also forgot that in Pettibone's 3-13 season the opening Monday Night win against the Crackboys White House Crew. I wonder where the # of consecutive sell-outs at Texas Stadium currently stands. Probably not in double digits. Lastly, show me the money. Who has the most valuable franchise in the NFL? The self annointed "Americas Team?" We'll all still be Redskins fans and going to Redskin games when you are chasing the Texans bandwagon 2 years from now.

Posted by: Skinslaw701 | September 21, 2006 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Boofer,

I am dumber for having read your words. It saddens me that i will never get those precious seconds of life back.

Step away from the Keyboard. Go outside and see the sunshine it will be ok.

Posted by: Skinz | September 21, 2006 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Yo Jason, you seem to be losing control of your little blog here, nice try reigning it in this morning, but this rivalry is for the ages.
Congrats on your daughter.
All I can say is that the Skins better have a breakout game this weekend to get everyone on track and feelin' it again, cause we got Jacksonville after that and they look way better than we do right now.
My guess is that Dolla Bill is a monster on Sunday.

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | September 21, 2006 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Isn't it a little odd that the Redskins are trying to emphasize power running against the leagues worst pass defense? Not that the Texans rush defense is anything to write home about, but they are 32nd in both passing yards and passing TDs.

If Brunell can't move the ball against these stiffs, there is a serious problem.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | September 21, 2006 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I LUV KICKING IT WITH YOU GUYS, ITS ALOT OF FUN,THATS WHAT MAKES THIS RIVALRY THE BEST!LAST YEAR YOU STOOD ON TOP THE MOUNTAIN AND TALKED TRASH!!WELL ITS PAYBACK TIME!!!!WE OWN THE MOUNTAIN AGAIN!!TAKE YOUR MEDICINE AND QUIT WHINING!!ALL OF YOU SAW THE BUTT WOOPING,TO SAY IT WASNT,IS PURE DENIAL!!IF YOU DONT HAVE DIFFERENCE OF OPINION THAN YOU DONT HAVE A TRUE CONVERSATION!!!!!YOU SHOULD WELCOME FUN DEBATE!!

Posted by: BOOFER ED STEVENS | September 21, 2006 10:57 AM | Report abuse

THE SELL OUTS AT FED EX WHICH HAS THE HIGHEST PRICE EVERYTHING IN THE LEAGUE SHOWS HOW MANY SUCKERS DAN SNYDER HAS!!!

Posted by: BOOFER ED STEVENS | September 21, 2006 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I'm starting to read BOOFER ED STEVENS like I was watching Larry King.

Posted by: Dorf | September 21, 2006 11:07 AM | Report abuse

J La C...Great news about your daughter. That's all that matters. All this 'Skins stuff is just a diversion from the important things in life.

Posted by: Hoss | September 21, 2006 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Why is the quarterback debate always about Brunell and Campbell? Todd Collins is a solid performer and already knows the system. He could be the perfect bridging strategy until Jason is ready to take over later this year.

The NFC East has the most potential of any division in the NFL right now. The Giants have been in two hard games and both were close. To lose to the Colts is no disgrace and to be utterly beaten down, but manage a win shows real character. I don't think the 'Skins could stay on the field with them if they had to play each other this Sunday.

Posted by: TC the Terrible | September 21, 2006 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Anthrax Scare at FEDEX Field
September 21. 2006
AP Press Release - Washington DC

In what was at first believed to be a hoax perpetrated by disgruntled fans, FEDEX Field was evacuated today for nearly two hours when one of the offensive players, on the way to the locker room, happened to look down and notice a suspicious-looking, unknown white powdery substance on the field.

Head coach Joe Gibbs mmediately suspended practice while the Feds called their terrorist agents in to investigate.

After complete field analysis, the Fed lab determined that the white substance unknown to players was the goal line. Practice was resumed when Federal Special Agents decided that the team would not be likely to encounter the substance again.

Posted by: X.Hog | September 21, 2006 11:28 AM | Report abuse

It's good to hear that your daughter don't need the surgery. I was born and raised a Redskins fan. I live in New Jersey now. (someone save me) I truly enjoy the trash talking of Washington fans. My co -workers and I were in tears yesterday with some of the comments. Keep up the go work everyone and will someone please give Brunell the clip board.

Posted by: jm220 | September 21, 2006 11:32 AM | Report abuse

TC, what makes you think Todd Collins is a solid performer? The last time he played any substantial time was 1997 when he played 14 games, and he wasn't all that impressive back then.

Campbell gets all the support because people want to see him play in a real situation. And because Gibbs drafted him for the future. If he has no intention of ever playing him, why'd he draft him? He is supposed to be our future QB, I think a lot of us are tired of seeing a the broken down, noodle armed Brunell collapsing under pressure and would like to see the future get kick-started now.

Waiting to start JC(great initials there) until next year or the year after just means we, essentially, sacrafice a whole season while he gets used to speed of the NFL and over his rookie mistakes. Why not, with a 0-2 start, and the defense in complete shambles, give him the time now so that next year, if he is going to shine, we can benefit.

Please, don't tell me anyone here really thinks Brunell is going to be able to play next year?

Posted by: Megskin | September 21, 2006 11:34 AM | Report abuse

TC:

The Issue with Collins is if you are going to put someone in why not put in Cambell. Collins may be a better fix for this year but Cambell has to be given the chance to sink or swim.

I'd rather just take our lumps with a "rookie" qb now and have a good idea if he is worth the 124 picks we gave up for him. If not let's just lose and go for Quinn.

Posted by: Skinz | September 21, 2006 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Mantooth: If Ed Boofer doesn't pass out from 24+ hours of repeated keyboard banging, I'll take the over as well.

Posted by: Megskin | September 21, 2006 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Over/under on total comments on this blog entry: 198

I'm taking the OVER.

Posted by: Wes Mantooth | September 21, 2006 11:43 AM | Report abuse

BOOFER, GET OFF THE COMPUTER, LAY OFF THE DRUGS, AND COME TAKE YOUR RITALIN! CALM DOWN, YOU'RE ONLY HURTING YOURSELF! YOUR MOTHER AND I ARE WORRIED!

Posted by: BOOFER ED STEVENS' FATHER | September 21, 2006 11:47 AM | Report abuse

1. Sean Taylor hits harder than Roy Williams. Williams had an awesome college career (trust me, as a Longhorn fan I know) but Taylor's upside as a pro is higher. Only Sean Taylor can stop Sean Taylor.

2. On the annual Terry Glenn TD bomb, Taylor ended up having to try to cover T.O. underneith AND Terry Gleen over the top. Somebody along the left side didn't do their job (cough cough... #40, I believe) and ended up going with left side corner to the 3rd WR running the quick out, essentially double teaming somebody OTHER than #81 or #83.

Sean Taylor did keep this game close, I believe. After all, it's hard to say that he wasn't reponsible for about half the Cowpokes' dropped passes.

The depressing part of this Week 2 passion play is that it looks like the coaching staff has decided to go back to where we were last year at the end of the season by focusing on the run. Why did we stray from that in the first place?

Posted by: cmurphy | September 21, 2006 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Jason,

Very good news about your daughter. As another poster said, those are the things that really matter.

Posted by: 20003 | September 21, 2006 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Just a point:
The Redskins sellouts date back to just about the year little Danny was born. So, we were loving our 'Skins for thirty-some years before Mr. Snyder arrived.

Posted by: Art Monk HOF 2007 | September 21, 2006 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Mawnin', guys! This blog is fabulous fun and guys like "The Boof" are always welcome as long as they don't mind the tuff luv. The Skins seem a little tight going into Sunday's game, the QB is testy but Dolla Bill will be back. It isn't possible they could lose that game, is it?

Posted by: Jason's editor | September 21, 2006 12:17 PM | Report abuse

ITS COOL TO SEE YOU GUYS GIVING A SISSY SPITTER,LIKE TAYLOR,ALL THIS LUV!HE GETS A,PASS ON GIVING UP TDS,HE GETS A PASS ON PERSONAL FOULS AT THE WRONG TIME,HE GETS A PASS ON BEING OUT OF POSITION,BECAUSE HE TO AGGRESSIVE,YOU HAD ANOTHER PLAYER LIKE THAT NAME LAVAR,YOU TALKED THE SAME TRASH ABOUT HIM,YOU WERE WRONG THEN AND YOUR WRONG ABOUT TAYLOR!!!!!!

Posted by: BOOFER ED STEVENS | September 21, 2006 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Going into this season I wouldn't have thought they'd even had a chance at losing this game, but now, after the complete debacles we've seen so far, heck yeah. I would say there's a pretty good chance they'll lose.

Look at this way. They're going against the worst pass defense in the league(besides themselves) and they're going to switch back to power running? Then again, maybe that's not so bad considering Brunell can't throw--even still, a total waste of Randal El and Moss.

Portis, as great as he is, is probably rusty as all get out--he's gonna take some time to warm up. Hopefully not more than one game though.

Brunell still hasn't shown he can throw the ball downfield. Padding the stats at the end of the Dallas game--when they weren't rushing him, and weren't covering--totally does NOT count.

Saunders says he is just figuring out what Brunell can do. Here's a hint: NOTHING. How many more weeks of Brunell do we have to go through before they pull the plug on him?

Yes, I'm emotionally bolstering myself up for a complete and total loss this weekend. Unfortunately, I think the only thing that is going to help will be a bottle of Captain Morgan's

Posted by: Megskin | September 21, 2006 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Can I just say that "Art Monk HOF 2007" has the greatest name on this blog.

Question that my friends and I have been mulling over the last couple of days: when do you make a commitment to the future? Do you wait until the season is done (mathematically eliminated from playoff contention) to start getting JC some in season experience, or is it purely performance based for Brunell (so possibly before the elimination week)?

JC will undoubtedly take time to get competitive, but he's not a rookie. He's been learning on an NFL team for 1+ years. The guy was drafted to be the future, so when do you move towards that future. I'm not going to be too happy if we produce an 8-8 season with Brunell all year, and miss the playoffs. I'd rather have our mistakes coming from a guy who is learning from them AND has another 10+ years left on the tires. I don't know when it's time to make that choice. I can't decide. I still have playoff hopes for this year.

Marvin Lewis did it with Carson Palmer during, and it seems to be working. When should Gibbs make that choice?

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | September 21, 2006 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Jason's Editor (is it Cindy?): with all the apparent gloom, doom and alcoholism that seems to be running through Jason's blog comments, can we get a new advertiser?

Screw the dating services and mortgage companies... we need booze.

Like, Carlsberg or Elephant, or my personal favorite OE800. I've already heard Captain mentioned twice in this one...

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | September 21, 2006 12:46 PM | Report abuse

BuckTown: "When should Gibbs make that choice?"

Right when Brunell threw that awesome lame duck to Williams.

Posted by: Megskin | September 21, 2006 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Jason, it's obvious you didn't watch the same game. Roy Williams is by far a better safety than thug Taylor. Williams tackles and hits way better. Taylor had a good hit on T.O, but how many first downs did he stop??? None, Williams blasted your RB for zero yardage on 3rd and 1. Taylor got burnt for two TDs in this game, Crayton and Glenn both scored on him. Williams isn't the best cover safety but he is a far better safety than Taylor.

As for Washington being more physical, who controlled the line of scrimmage all night? Physical starts at the line of scrimmage. This stuff about receivers dropping passes cause they were being hit. The only receiver hit was T.O. Witten's, Barber's, Fasano's drops were lack of concentration. There were no Redskin defenders around them. Watch the correct game next time.

Posted by: Chris | September 21, 2006 12:50 PM | Report abuse

I have to agree about the Overrating of the NFC East. However, with the teams all playing inconsistent, it should be interesting to see who wins the division. Without, that nobody would make the playoffs from the NFC EAST. Oh yeah, Jacksonville is pretty amazing to STOMP the STEELERS!!!

Posted by: R Dubs | September 21, 2006 12:57 PM | Report abuse

"SISSY SPITTER,LIKE TAYLOR,"

Ah the penultimate Troll move. Saying something about someone you'd never say to their face.

I can just see you pushing up your glasses while you type while screaming "Mom I told you I don't like the crust on my P and B sandwich gosh!!!!"

Posted by: Boofer's Pimp | September 21, 2006 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Man you guys are going to get my fired. I am in tears over here. Hail to the best trash talking fans in the world. And I hoping for a lost this weekend. Because that is going to be the only way old man Brunell is going to get pulled.

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

boofer...i love good trash talkin' but say something intelligent...at least XHog said something creative and funny...until then...everyone stop responding to him...

all...as bad as brunnel looks its still way to early to go to JC or TC...this season is not over...there is a fine line between 0-2 this year and 2-0 last year...brunnel and the offense were just as inept at this point last year...anyone that doesnt get that is oblivious to reality...

the only real difference was last year brunnel closed his eyes and hucked the ball downfield twice in the last five minutes of the D game...they shoulda lost that game and probably the chicago game...just as easily as they could have won the minnesota game this year...just complete offensive ineptitude...the only real difference is that the defense was playing better last year...

i could not believe this blog last year after the 1st D game...two lucky bombs (thanks roy williams for not being a good cover guy) and everyone thought the ship was completely righted, that offense was totally on track...NOT...the reality was everyone was just extatic and reacting on emotion...same thing this week i guess in the other direction...

2-0 and then 3-0 were clearly false positives last year...suddenly we were 5-6 and trowing in the towel...yet that proved to be a false negative...i think 0-2 this year is a false negative...though things need to turn around quick...

brunnel doesnt look any more/less inept than he did last year...if we give him a consistent running game and improve the protection he gets a lot better...and this year he has the weapons do be even better...he obviously isnt the same QB he was in jacksonville but look where he took us last year...did he suddenly get worse all of the sudden...i dont think he is any different that he was last year...we just need to give him what he needs to be successful because he is all we got for this year...JC is the man of the future and if this season turns out to be a lost cause then go to him but its way too early to give up on this season...

the big question is how long before he and the rest of the offense need before they can gel in this new system...its a proven system...and i think saunders has had success in his implementation years before...

the big killer is the penalties...if we stop turning 3rd and 5 into 3rd and 10 or more things will impove...

my biggest worry is defense...but injuries and penalties are killing us there just like they are on offense...these new guys need time to gel...all of this is fixable...the question is can they turn it around soon enough...houston will be a big opportunity and a big tell...

until this season is lost its not time to play to the future...this season is not lost...not yet...

Posted by: deadskin | September 21, 2006 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Skins fan to the end, but i've learned one thing around here...just because Danny Boy gives you money, doesn't mean you can slack off...Andrea Carter and Adam "I lead the team in tackles b/c i always let the receiver catch the ball in front of me" Archuleta are killing us. Ms. Carter never sniffs the QBs and regardless of what Taylor does (which, btw, is dominate) Archuleta lets the secondary down. With zero pressure and zero pass defense, why would we win any games at all?

Posted by: DC Luv | September 21, 2006 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Sean Taylor is one of the Cobra Ki Dojo's greatest graduates. He totally swept the bad leg of every sick kid at the tournament. No Mercy!

Posted by: Johnny Osborn, Tri-Valley Karate Champion | September 21, 2006 1:36 PM | Report abuse

EVERYONE COMPARING TAYLOR FS TO ROY A SS IS MAKING US LOOK LIKE KNUCKLEHEADS!!TWO DIFFERENT POSITIONS FELLOW SKIN FANS!

Posted by: SKINSFAN | September 21, 2006 1:38 PM | Report abuse

PUT HIM IN A BODYBAG, JOHNNY... uh... SWOOP!!

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | September 21, 2006 1:42 PM | Report abuse

No he did not just go Karate Kidd on him. LMAO!!!!!!!!

Posted by: jmm | September 21, 2006 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Deadskin: good thoughts, and very true.

Here's another question, if it takes the offense a year to gel (see 2004 and what appears to be the beginning of 2006) under an experienced QB, then shouldn't we expect the same from our young'n (JC) when he takes over?

If the answer to that is yes, then are we potentially dooming ourselves to another practice year next year? Do you think Brunell will be able to lead this team to the promiseland at 37 years old?

Should we bite the bullet now and start getting JC some season reps in hopes of the offense dominating the NFC next year?

Again, I'm still not sure which way I feel, so for now I'm sticking behind my coaches and team.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | September 21, 2006 1:52 PM | Report abuse

apparently you missed the whole fumble that taylor caused.

BTW, on the touchdown, taylor was playing a zone and they just ran a great play w/ a very very fast reciever (also the play action was perfect so glenn ran a go route straight through the soft spot in the zone while taylor was watching for the run). It was a great call by parcells. Right now, we are missing Shawn Springs a lot. Springs allow man coverage on both sides (Carlos Rogers is better against #2 recievers) which alows us to blitz w/ the likes of Marcus Washington. It gives us the flexibility to become more aggressive. I am very, very dissapointed w/ our run stopping ability. It hasnt been in the same league as it has been the past few years. I think we will improve a great deal however.

BTW ur talkin bout how much better Roy Williams is over Sean Taylor. Interceptions do not tell the whole story about coverage (Ty Law led the league in interceptions last year...but thats because he gambled a lot...he is a mediocre cover corner at best now, definitely at the wrong side of 30). Remember last year what Moss did to Roy Williams??? Straight burned him. Sean Taylor on the other hand has saved soo many plays for us when our corners got burned. He is truly a man among boys. He may be a tad too aggressive, but I think refs do pull their flag out a little too fast when they see ST in the area of a big hit(BTW has anyone noticed how T.O. seems to get alligator arms when in the area of Sean Taylor, he says he finger was broken for the whole game, but this has been going on since he was in philly...Taylor is the one person who has TO in check). He has linebacker size w/ corner speed (he ran a 4.5 40 on a pulled hammy). I am soo glad we have Taylor...he is (my belief anyways) the best talent on the Skins.

Posted by: meraj | September 21, 2006 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about whether the game is a sell out other than the owner? The majority of the tickets are for sale on Ebay or the office...noboby wants to see a loser! And you've got one here for sure!

Posted by: Mike Walker | September 21, 2006 1:54 PM | Report abuse

you guys seem to dimiss the fact that taylor had to shadow owens and a corner too!! thats why taylor wasnt a factor anywhere else!!no blitzing!!owens took skins best player on d out of game!!!

Posted by: skinsfan | September 21, 2006 1:54 PM | Report abuse

and btw...its not too completely different positions...redskins just have two safeties (not just strong and free)...depending on the package, he will play one or the other. If sean was a pure free safety u wouldnt see him blitz or play in the box as much as he does. his hitting ability combined w/ his coverage skills gives gregg williams that flexibilty. so therefore you can compare the two.

Posted by: meraj | September 21, 2006 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Taylor is our one saving grace. The onslaught would be worse if he were not in the defensive backfield. I have observed that when he is playing if the throws from the QB are not right in their chests most receivers get "alligator arms". They don't reach for balls for fear of his hits.
I believe that's what happened to T.O. on his drop in the endzone. Rumph did'nt really do enuf by himself to take that ball out. T.O. was already tensed up waiting for Taylor to lay the wood on him.

He makes a big difference for them.

Posted by: DMAN | September 21, 2006 2:00 PM | Report abuse

ROY WILLIAMS is THE single reason the Redskins went to the playoffs and Dallas, for about the 10th year in a row, 10th!!, ended their season without a playoff victory. Boofer Ed, you are the typical Cowboys fan. You know very little about football and you have the Cowboys as your favorite team just because they are the glamour team that wins by any means. I'll bet your favorite baseball team is the Yankees, your favorite basketball player is Jordan and your favorite college team is Notre Dame or Miami. Fans like you pick the 'pretty' teams so they can have something successfull that they can be associated with. Get some help.

Posted by: Grim Reaper | September 21, 2006 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mike Walker, I slept with your wife. Go Skins!!!

Posted by: Crazy Sammy | September 21, 2006 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Grim Reaper, the reason that you won the first game last year is because Parcells played to conservative and allowed yall to hang around...and the reason that you lost this year was because both the off and def lines of the Boys dominated all game...and that last 99 yard drive broke yall spirit! I'm betting the Texans do the same this Sunday cause ya can't cover nor muster a pass rush so David Carr will have a monster game...I can see the excuses next week from yall...it's Brunell again...Portis will be out again because he just doesn't get it; you cna play hurt but ya can't play injured if ya had a decent trainer/Head Coach with balls to sit him!

Posted by: Mike Walker | September 21, 2006 2:09 PM | Report abuse

you can play hurt but you wont be as effective. thats why portis didnt play...if you play hurt, there is a bigger chance an injury might occur. If an injury occurs to portis, then we are truly done for the season. that is why gibbs stopped him from playing last game. he is less hurt now and therefore he will get to play against the texans...

we do have a decent head coach (one w/ 3 rings). and he did sit him last week but this week he is playing this week.

Posted by: meraj | September 21, 2006 2:16 PM | Report abuse

hey, bucktown! it is both jason's editor and cindy. alas, i do not control the ad content. booze ads would be good, but if the skins lose in houston, perhaps bagged spinach ads would be more appropriate.

Posted by: Jason's editor | September 21, 2006 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Hey Crazy Sammy,
I'm not married...How bout them COWBOY'S???

Posted by: Mike Walker | September 21, 2006 2:41 PM | Report abuse

PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

Year Cowboys Redskins Scores
2005 0-2 2-0 14-13 / 35-7
2004 2-0 0-2 21-18 / 13-10
2003 2-0 0-2 21-14 / 27-0
2002 1-1 1-1 27-20 / 14-20
2001 2-0 0-2 9-7 / 20-14
2000 2-0 0-2 27-21 / 32-13
1999 2-0 0-2 41-35 / 38-20
1998 2-0 0-2 31-10 / 23-7
Dallas won 13 of 16; Skins only won 3 of 16

Holla back when yall catch up!

Posted by: Mike Walker | September 21, 2006 2:46 PM | Report abuse

jason, so relieved to hear the good news about your daughter.

roy williams is a linebacker playing ss.

sean taylor is a db who can play anywhere in the secondary and probably olb as well.
he is the most versatile and athletic talent on the skins and top 10 in the league.

don't bother making comparisons to roy williams...not even close.

if parcells had a choice, who would he pick? no ? in my mind.

i think the only way the offense will succeed is if we can run the ball. gibbs has always done this. do you remember the days when clark, monk, didier and the other wr's would have great receiving games? all because we could run the ball. and in the 4th quarter...bring on the diesel and crush the opponent by running it down their throat. that was smash mouth football...redskin football. i'm waiting for them to do it again. am i out of my mind?

Posted by: cosmosfla | September 21, 2006 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Hey guys, there is no more feared safty in the NFL, than our own Sean Taylor, so one comes close!!

Posted by: Skins Fanatic | September 21, 2006 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Oh Cindy that is soo wrong. (lol) Do you think we can give some to Brunell?

Posted by: jm220 | September 21, 2006 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Boffer, or whatever your queer name is. Why can't your boy Roy Williams tackle like a man, instead of horsecollaring and then jumping on a plant leg. What a puss.
Plus, he can't cover s.

Cowboys are great at keeping their draft picks, then blowing them on crappy lineman, or overrated linebackers, and oh yeah, best of all....picking Ware over Merriman, yeah, great pick. You had your chance to get a real impact player, like Sean Taylor, but not surpisingly, you blew it. I am sure you are used to that though aren't you?

By the way, without Jimmie Johnson, Dallas would still be stuck on 2 Super Bowls, d-bag. Jerry Jones knows as much about football as Snyder, at least Snyder knows enough to stay off the field.

Posted by: Kevin K | September 21, 2006 2:58 PM | Report abuse

COWBOY FANS WERE VICTIMIZED IN DC AS KIDS

how else do you explain this many cowboy fans in dc?

they went to school and were picked on by kids who were skins fans, were unpopular, probably wore braces, short, fat, ugly and were beaten for their lunch money and then swore to hate everything that their attackers did.

btw, as a skins fan we should be all rooting for the texans secondary. brunell is 36 years old! give it up JOE!!! cuz if brunell does well it buys JOE another month.

and you cowboy fans, this last victory was the worst thing that could've happened to your chances of seeing what romo can do. you are done for the whole season. bledsoe? with max protection? with jj in the backfield? and whatchu think they gonna do to TO at philly?

Posted by: dealer | September 21, 2006 3:40 PM | Report abuse

hey crazy sammy i saw your mother with mike walker,better keep an eye on that!!god bless all of you

Posted by: joe gibbs | September 21, 2006 3:40 PM | Report abuse

yo bucktown...i do think that means mathmatically eliminated or very close to it...think about last year...5-6...it was hopeless right...i looked at the schedule and saw two winable games in AZ and STL...then 3 against the division...saw it was possible if we won the first two and then we had the ulitmate test...didnt really think it wouldnt happen but knew it was still very possible...never believed it would really happen until they kicked the sheot out of dallas...but it was still a battle after that...and we did it with brunnel...go figure...

yeah i dont know how long it will take to gel in the new system...but i think saunders has had success in his first years so i think its all possibile...this week is a great week to be playing the Texans...it probably wont be a cake walk...they put up 24 (though i guess that was against their 3rd string) against Indy last week and our D is soft...can we put up 24???...but its a great opportunity to get things in gear...and obviously a must do with Jacksonville the weeke after and the rest of the schedule...

and those games at the end of the year...AZ, STL and Philly were sure wins right...but i think we struggled through each one of those games...so expect a battle/struggle this weekend...if we kill them...all the better...they just need some rythem and confidence for the jags...believe man!!! what else you gonna do?

springs and dolla bill would really help...but we gotta run with or with out him...LB i thought had a good game but penalties killed our drives more than o line and brunnels apparent ineptness...

D has got to find a way to play with or without springs...isnt that what they did in '04...a patchwork of players and they were rock solid...gotta be done either way...i just cant get over their unwillingness to blitz aggressively even without springs...a soft secondary is a soft secondary...i think blitzing forces the qb to beat you and make some plays...

Posted by: deadskin | September 21, 2006 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Oh, there's nothing like reading the Post the week after the Skins lose to Dallas. I kind of missed it last year. It just wasn't the same. I missed the gnashing of teeth, the rending of garments, the dousing of ashes...and nonstop rationalization.

The weeks when the 'Skins would win...that's like tuning in to CMT to catch a "Dukes of Hazzard" rerun only to find Coy and Vance driving the General Lee.

No matter the final score, no Skins fan will ever admit any Cowboy played better than any Redskin. Irvin wasn't better than Ellard, Aikman wasn't better than Frerotte. Smith wasn't better than Allen. Woodson wasn't better than Richard. Larry Allen wasn't better than Samuels. Glenn wasn't better than Coles. Williams wasn't better than Taylor. Bledsoe wasn't better than Brunell.

Of course, over the last 15 years every Redskin has always been better than every Cowboy. That explains why you guys have always won, right?

Posted by: D-Nutz | September 21, 2006 4:16 PM | Report abuse

D-weed, d-hole, whatever your stupid handle is, at least we have teeth. You toothless, mullet wearing, pickup driving hillbilly. Go ask your boyfriend if you are allowed to comment before speaking be@tchh

Posted by: Kevin K | September 21, 2006 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Kevin K, please put your purse down before you try to slap me again.

Posted by: D-Nutz | September 21, 2006 4:38 PM | Report abuse

PORTIS WAS SCARED TO PLAY DALLAS CAUSE HE AND GIBBY KNEW ROY WOULD BREAK THAT SHOULDER!!!!

Posted by: NOT SKIN FAN | September 21, 2006 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Question for all you Deadskins Fans. Between Dallas and Washington. Who has won more Superbowls and has the best record in head-to-head games since they started playing? Losers!!!

Posted by: Dallas Alice | September 22, 2006 12:23 PM | Report abuse

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