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Brandon Banks plays roles of Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson

Rookie wide receiver Brandon Banks has been busy on the scout team this week. Banks is doing double duty, playing the roles of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver DeSean Jackson to help the first-team defense prepare for the dynamic players.

The speedy Banks is happy to do his part, and the Redskins will need all the help they can get in a must-win game Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.

"He's a big-time playmaker in the NFL, so I look up to him," Banks said of Vick. "Hopefully, he won't do the things he can do on Sunday."

What should be done to fix the Redskins struggling defense? Readers give their opinions in the Tailgate Zone.

The Redskins released Banks, albeit briefly, so a spot could be opened on the 53-man roster to promote running back Ryan Torain from the practice squad. On Monday, Washington brought back the diminutive Banks.

Since his return, Banks has been very busy in practice.

"It's real exciting that I could be compared to [Vick] as an athlete, but there is no other Michael Vick," he said. "Hopefully, I can help the guys prepare for him."

Banks, however, knows his limitations. "No throwing at all," he said. "I stick to running."

And he is realistic about how much he can help the Redskins' defensive starters prepare for arguably the NFL's top offensive player through Week 3, as well as for Jackson, who is averaging 24.5 yards per reception.

"You can't really prepare" for Vick, Banks said. "You can't really stop nobody every down like that. I'm just going to go out there and try to do the similar things that he [does] to everybody else."

By Jason Reid  | September 30, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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I think the NFL needs to keep it to 16 games. I wish we could just stop the insanity. I always buy my tickets from http://bit.ly/bogYui

Posted by: robertbaker30 | September 30, 2010 6:17 AM | Report abuse

Wow...the Examiner had this YESTERDAY...


1. Did you know Donovan McNabb is returning to Philly this week? Yeah, sort of a big deal. There must have been a dozen out of town media in town to cover this story. McNabb continues to downplay his return, though nobody actually believes him when he tries to call it just another game. However, if he’s tense, he doesn’t show it. Part of his press conference was devoted to subtle jokes about Andy Reid liking to eat a lot and not working out.
2. Heard McNabb does a mean Reid impression, too. Used to crack up the Eagles locker room with it. No, he does not yet do a Mike Shanahan one. At 1-2, it’s not the time to bring that one out.
3. By the way, McNabb remains friendly with Reid, the guy who traded him. “I’m a huge Donovan McNabb fan,” Reid said. “I told him I’m still pulling for him, except for two games. I’m still friends with him.”
4. Reid tried to say it didn’t matter to him that they traded McNabb within the division. He just wanted fair compensation for him. Not buying that, either. What coach wants to help out a division rival? Would you rather face a Shanahan team quarterbacked by Jason Campbell or McNabb?
5. McNabb said he expects to be cheered (that’s been a big topic this week; what, do the Eagles fans have a reputation or something? Yes, I’m joking). “A lot of times people focus on talk radio and their opinions or judgments,” McNabb said. “But there are a lot of people who truly were accepting of the things I was able to do. I do feel like I was appreciated there.”
6. This sort of sums it up for McNabb. “It’s hard to tell if this is a bigger week for him,” center Casey Rabach said. “I’m not going to bring it up to him. But I think any player that did so much for an organization, it obviously will mean a little more. It’s got to.”
7. It’s great that Brandon Banks was playing Michael Vick in practice. And DeSean Jackson. Cute story, but, really, there’s no way to prepare for what Vick brings.

more...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 6:23 AM | Report abuse

continued...

8. CB Carlos Rogers said what everyone already knows: You can’t shadow Vick with a linebacker or lineman. Safeties and corners have the only chance to stop him. Of course, you could do it with two linebackers. Maybe.
9. As for the receivers, the key is jamming them at the line. Rogers said, “We know what they can do. If you don’t know that them boys are down-the-field, explosive-plays guys, there’s much more you could see. DeSean gives you so many things. He kind of freelances. [Jeremy] Maclin is a straight route-runner. He’ll run the route. They both don’t want no physical contact, so that’s one of the key things we’re gonna have to do.”
10. These weren’t exactly shocking or revealing, but how much has Shanahan changed things is evident in some of the reaction to Rogers’ comments. It’s as if he spilled some secret report. But it’s only because few guys say much anymore; don’t want to incur Shanahan’s wrath. However, they clam up more when talking about injuries and who’s starting.
11. Speaking of injuries, left tackle Trent Williams (knee/toe) was limited in practice. But he once again limped slightly afterward. Just have a hunch that he’ll be listed as questionable, along with maybe 20 other guys this week. Also, corner DeAngelo Hall (back) was limited. Shanahan said it’s not serious, but enough to keep him out for Thursday. Thinks he might have hurt it lifting weights. I’m sure someone has a punchline to that one.
12. Guard Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) was limited as was nose tackle Anthony Bryant (head). But receiver Anthony Armstrong (groin) and safety Chris Horton (ankle) were able to practice in full.
13. How badly do the Redskins need Williams this week? The Eagles have Trent Cole at right end and he’s obviously a good pass rusher (he has three sacks already). But, worse for Washington is how he’s playing the run. Doing a good job with that. The Redskins need strong tackle play.
14. On the Eagles injury report, only starting guard Nick Cole (knee) is listed not participating. He might not be able to play, but he’s better as a reserve anyway. The Eagles eventual starter at this spot is Reggie Wells, but since he was acquired just before the season they’ve stuck with Cole. Wells has started 79 career games. But, still, the Eagles line is not terrific. And their defense is spotty. So this could be a much closer game than imagined.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 6:25 AM | Report abuse

The second greatest misconception, next to Satan convincing mankind kind that he doesn't exists, is this misconception that you HAVE to and MUST give draft picks three years to show if you're viable.

The 'Skins have MAJOR needs at some of the positions they drafted at in the '10 draft, and again, count 'em TWO made the 53 roster.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 29, 2010 9:25 PM


C'mon Red...I thought you were better than this, my man. Right now you're like a dude who just barely gets the tip in and starts to proclaim that it's the best sex of his life. There's a ridiculous amount of time to have that assertion disproved.

So your misplaced oral sex analogy aside, it's not a misconception that you have to give a draft class 3 years. Case in point: Michael Clayton. Dude beasts out in his rookie season, getting 80+ catches and over 1,100 yards. Since then? Jack sh*t. If Bucs fans jumped the gun like you and others up here have, you'd call that draft pick a huge win based on his first year, even though he's been on the back of a milk carton since.

Another example: Vincent Jackson. I know his name gets people to rolling their eyes around here, but hear me out...his rookie year he played 8 games and had a whopping 3 catches. Year 2 he had 27 catches. He's not an elite receiver now, but his last two years have yielded numbers befitting of a guy you took in the 2nd round. If you judged him immediately, he's a bust. If you waited the prescribed 3 years, he's no worse than a solid player with upside.

I've said up here before that I hope DT takes a similar career arch to VJ...a guy who started out slow and then has the light come on around Year 3 or 4 and ends up being a beast. Since the Class of '08 is entering a new system in Year 3, it's not a foregone conclusion that they can or can't play.

I get that it doesn't look good that we only had 2 picks make the roster, but there are 2 or 3 more guys on the practice squad, so unless someone else scoops 'em up we've got a shot at them making the team next year (or later this year). That alone is reason enough to hold off on judgement of a draft class that is literally 5 MONTHS OLD!

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 6:27 AM | Report abuse

More "McNabb vs. Philly" stuff on Foxsports.com...Skins fans should like the sound of this:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/donovan-mcnabb-washington-redskins-face-philadelphia-eagles-with-revenge-as-motivation-092910

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 6:34 AM | Report abuse

Brownwood. The comparisons to VJ become null and void when in your third year you can't get on the field. VJ had a steady progression up in stats from his rookie season. It was not like VJ was sitting behind a fossil like Galloway. Through 3 games DT does not have 1 catch on a very bad team.

Last year's draft was bad because they gave up most of their mid round picks. The picks they did have were in the later rounds. For a bad team to only have two players stick on the roster that is a bad draft. If the players on the practice squad could not make this team that does not bode well for their future.

Posted by: srobert1117 | September 30, 2010 7:15 AM | Report abuse

Brandon Banks plays roles of Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson

By Jason Reid | September 30, 2010; 6:00 AM ET

The guy is so fast that he throws the ball, beats it 30 yards downfield to catch it, then fumbles. After three days of this, Skins are convinced that Vick and Jackson will fumble on contact.

Scariest part about this headline is that when Byron Westbrook used to play his brother in practice guys would post "Hey, we need to give Westbrook a few reps at RB. If he can do it in practice why not a game?" Next time McNabb has an off day people will be posting "Why not Brandon Banks at QB? We should at least kick his tires."

Brandon Banks: You can't coach speed! Or height.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 30, 2010 7:21 AM | Report abuse

srobert, you're missing the point...you can't realisitically grade a draft when the players acquired in said draft have only played 3 GAMES. If TWill and Riley become All-Pro, it's a pretty good draft even though they're the only ones to make the roster thus far. Plus everyone ignores the fact that a couple others are on the practice squad...there's still a chance they stick here--no matter how remote.

If my earlier example doesn't move you, then consider this: James Harrison. You know how many times he got cut by the Steelers? THREE TIMES. At first he looked like an undersized, undrafted slappy. Now he's one of the best 'backers in the league. Just because a guy doesn't look like a SB hero and perennial Pro-Bowler on Day 1 doesn't mean he never will be.

I know instances like that are the exception and not the rule. All I'm saying is that it's ridiculously premature to assess a draft when the season JUST started...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: srobert1117 | September 30, 2010 7:15 AM |

Stop already, you're making to much sense.

Class of 2008 = bust, no good, sucks, ain't gonna make it in the NFL.

Square your shoulders up, keep your head up, and let Vick make the first move or you'll be grabbing for air. Remember, he goes where his belly goes.

Posted by: hessone | September 30, 2010 7:31 AM | Report abuse

hess,

I agree that the 2008 draft class sucks but the argument some were making yesterday was that the 2008 draft is better then the 2010 draft because more of them made the team.

If T-Williams becomes a 10 year all pro starter at LT then this draft was better then all of Cerrato's drafts combined.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 30, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Exactly right Flounder...it's about quality, not quantity. I'd rather have 2 All-Pros and nothing else in a draft than 10 guys who are on the bubble to make the roster every preseason. I get that you need some of your late round picks to stick for depth purposes, but there's still a chance a couple of the practice squad guys do exactly that. Ruling them out in Week 3 is insane...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 7:44 AM | Report abuse

We have 2 drafted R on the active roster and a R Free agent on the roster.

We have 3 drafted R on the practice squad and 3 R free agents on the practice squad, so if any of them step up next year and become viable starters then the premature draft evaluation looks pretty stupid.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 30, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse


If T-Williams becomes a 10 year all pro starter at LT then this draft was better then all of Cerrato's drafts combined.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 30, 2010 7:38 AM |

Flounder, thanks for the update, I didn't realize the discussion was about that draft topic. I'll agree that we haven't seen the class of 2010 play enough to pass judgment yet. I can only hope that Williams is here for 10 years and makes many a pro bowl. I think we all feel the same about Cerrato's drafts and throwing darts at a dart board.

Posted by: hessone | September 30, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Exactly right Flounder...it's about quality, not quantity. I'd rather have 2 All-Pros and nothing else in a draft than 10 guys who are on the bubble to make the roster every preseason.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 7:44 AM |

It's about quality AND quantity. Do the math. If you have a 53 man roster and an average NFL career of -- what, 7 years? -- then you have to add seven or eight guys to the roster EVERY year. On average, three of those guys have to be starters and the others are backups.

What Brownwood is espousing is the Danny/Vinny model: Two all-pros and it's a great draft! Woo-hoo! Then, all the others have to come from free agency.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 30, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

beep, nobody's saying it's a good thing to only have 2 picks stick...just that it's not a horrible class if the two players currently on the roster play well and NONE of the 10 picks from '08 are on the roster just 4 years later. All I'm saying is that this draft isn't bust because WE'RE IN WEEK FRIGGIN' 4!!!

I don't get how this is so hard to understand...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Wow...you just can't make this stuff up:


Number listed on Ochocinco cereal box is phone sex line
Posted by Michael David Smith on September 30, 2010 7:45 AM ET
Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco is out with a new breakfast cereal called OchocincO's. On the box, there's a plea for donations to Feed the Children, accompanied by a phone number.

Thanks to an unfortunate misprint, the number shown is actually the number for a phone sex line.

The number printed on the box is 1-800-HELP-FTC. Call it and you'll hear an explicit message from a woman offering to do all sorts of things that I can't repeat here.

The actual number for Feed the Children is 1-888-HELP-FTC. Call that if you want to give a donation.

Ochocinco told 9 News in Cincinnati that the mistake on the box is something he had nothing to do with, and that he's confident it will be fixed.

On Wednesday Ochocinco told his 1.3 million Twitter followers to "order my cereal OCHOCINCOs. Start your day with a lil suga!!!" I don't think the phone sex line was what he had in mind.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse


I don't get how this is so hard to understand...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 8:00 AM |

I understand brown.

beep thinks most all of our picks should stick in order to make a 53 man roster year over year. Could it be that you're both right ?

Posted by: hessone | September 30, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

Redskins looking at receiver help

By Rick Maese | September 29, 2010; 3:25 PM ET

Can one of you so-called beat reporters please "press" Shanahan on why DT11 cannot find his way onto the field as a WR? In his limited time last year, he has shown that when he gets in a rhythm, he has great hands, a great burst and elusiveness. Bring him in for some reverses, bubble screens or a few deep shots. What is the problem? This is getting ridiculous.

Posted by: quinn3 | September 30, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse


I don't think the phone sex line was what he had in mind.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 8:07 AM |

Not that I'm an expert on this subject, but aren't sex lines regulated as 900 numbers ?

Posted by: hessone | September 30, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

hessone

"Class of 2008 = bust, no good, sucks, ain't gonna make it in the NFL."

I'd move up a year, toss in Jeremy Jarmon (has our summah time 3rd round pick played at all this year?) to give the Classes of '08 and '09 their true suckiness.

The drafted starting offensive players:

CC, TW

The drafted starting defensive players:

LL, CR, BO, RM, KM, KG

That's 8 starters out of 44 players.

That ain't good, period.

(You can get by with this kind of talent use in baseball or the NBA where 3-4 free agents can change things instantly, not the NFL.)

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 30, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Hess, even the best drafts won't go 100%. Some up here are thinking that's the case and it isn't. Having a lot of picks means nothing if none of 'em pan out. If you have a few picks and you hit on 'em, that's a waaay better scenario.

I look at it like baseball...if you get 6 at bats and hit two home runs, that's a great day even though you struck out 4 times. Conversely, if you have 10 at bats, single in every one of 'em and yet score no runs, that's no good. Seems to me there's a number of people A) focusing on the 4 strikouts instead of the 2 homers and B) trying to predict the outcome of this draft before anything has had a chance to play out.

The 2010 draft may very well be worse than the 2008 class. All I'm saying is that you can't make that call in 2010.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Class of 2008 = bust, no good, sucks, ain't gonna make it in the NFL.

Yeah, as we all saw last year FDavis can't play in the NFL, oh wait, he missed that block on the field goal right, thats the tipping point right.....and as we saw this year, when MS had the chance to dump MK and DIDN'T, instead stuck him on IR, because what, he liked the way MK free-styled in the locker room??

And as far as DT is concerned, call me when the guys that are on the field instead of him actually have an impact on the game...I mean, this juggernaut offense thats scored 4 td's in 3 games, obviously doesn't need a change because they're just rolling along....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Who calls sex lines anyway...

...I wonder if we find out down the line that Ocho has a stake in the company.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse


After what Shanahan has said about DT11, could we possibly move onto another subject. The guy just isn't going to make it as a starter in the NFL or he'd be in the line-up Sunday. It's like the fans calling for AH92 to play and when he does, he hasn't produced squat. Shanahan has his work cut out for him and it's going to take awhile to turn this thing around. Win now is still a couple years away, unless we keep trading draft picks for older players.

Posted by: hessone | September 30, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

However, they clam up more when talking about injuries and who’s starting.


Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 6:25 AM | Report abuse

It took them long enough to get the hint! Even a stupid rat stops touching the electricity button after a while and goes for the button that controls the food. Cooley is the retarded rat I think, he just doesn't zzzzttttt get it!

Posted by: monk811 | September 30, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Who calls sex lines anyway...

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

I do, but only when I'm drunk!

Signed,

Jerry Jones

Posted by: monk811 | September 30, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Not that I'm an expert on this subject, but aren't sex lines regulated as 900 numbers ?

Posted by: hessone | September 30, 2010 8:14 AM


No they're not...I had a similar issue as the Ochocinco thing when I worked in healthcare. The customer service number for Cigna was one digit off the number for a sex hotline. Needless to say, I stopped putting my calls on speakerphone for a reason...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Even a stupid rat stops touching the electricity button after a while and goes for the button that controls the food.

Posted by: monk811 | September 30, 2010 8:28 AM

I hate the electricity button!

On another note...this storm is already on my nerves today.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

No they're not...I had a similar issue as the Ochocinco thing when I worked in healthcare. The customer service number for Cigna was one digit off the number for a sex hotline. Needless to say, I stopped putting my calls on speakerphone for a reason...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 8:31 AM

Wouldn't it have been better to just stop calling the sex hotline and call the right number for Cigna? (By the way, what is the number --- this is not for me but for a friend.)

Posted by: beep-beep | September 30, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

PHILADELPHIA'S QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY SPILLING INTO WASHINGTON

Washington Redskins fans will see a quarterback controversy in Philadelphia this weekend, but this is a controversy with a difference. While Eagles fans are naturally interested in seeing who should be their starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, the competition for the job will likely have longer lasting ramifications for the nation's capital city franchise.

Redskins Outsiders are saying that Michael Vick believes he is auditioning for the Redskins starting quarterback position this weekend -- and thus is working out a set of plays that are very deliberately designed to showcase his unique skill set to the Redskins ownership group and front office -- even to the point where Vick’s agents will steer him over to the Washington sideline before the start of Sunday’s game for a quick handshake and conversation with Redskins principal owner Dan Snyder.

Current Redskin quarterback Donovan McNabb was traded from Philadelphia to Washington in the off-season with only one year left in his current contract.

With McNabb still unsigned to a contract extension going into week 4 of the regular season, many expect him to test the free agent market in the coming off-season and eventually move along to Minnesota to replace Brett Favre, who is expected the again retire at the end of the season, and this time, maybe even for good.

Meanwhile, Vick is also playing on the last year of his current contract -- and also unlikely to be signed to a contract extension in Philadelphia -- especially since Eagles coach Andy Reid still appears keen on having his opening day quarterback, Kevin Kolb, move back up into the Eagles starting position once Vick’s current “hot hand” cools off.

However, with Vick's recent and surprising run of success as the Eagles starter -- and the related increase in his market value -- some analysts believe he may be pricing himself out of a new contract in Philadelphia, since the Eagles probably would not pay to keep two starting-caliber quarterbacks on its roster.

Meanwhile, the Redskins owner has never been shy about overpaying for big name but aging veterans -- if only to sell jerseys and other team merchandise.

Likewise, Vick’s need for a Snyder-sized payday is well known, especially since a series of bad business decisions and an extended prison stay have left Vick deeply in debt.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 30, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Re: DT11

Folks, we're running out of excuses here.

Over the last 2 years as DT's career sputtered at liftoff, the go-to excuse was "you can't evaluate him b/c Zorn is screwing things up, we need to wait for real coaches to come in to see what he can do".

Then we all rejoiced after the Shannys were hired and agreed that they count as "real" coaches. We are a couple of months into the new regime and our "real coaches" have decided that Roydell Williams, Joey Galloway and Anthony Armstrong are better than DT11.

They seem poised to give Keenan Burton and and Demetrius Williams a chance ahead of him - shoot, they'd probably be open to giving his roster spot to Kennan mcCardell or Keenan Ivory Wayans (he's over 6ft...right?).

So what gives, boys? Are the Shannys screwing everything up? Bad judgment? Are they failing to coach him? Do they not know how to run an offense and maximize his talents? Is our QB incapable of finding him on the field and delivering the ball properly?

Let's hear it - how is DT the victim of the situation?

Posted by: p1funk | September 30, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Hey monk...who ya gonna fight with today...and about what? DThomas seems to be a hot topic so far...

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

beep, when you dial phone numbers all day every day, you memorize the numbers and then punch 'em in really fast...sometimes you botch the order in which you dial the numbers, so that's why it happened on more than one occasion.

Greg, I think we both missed the memo on what makes a good draft...apparently, the only thing that will do is having 7-10 picks that all turn out to be All-Pros/HoFers. And they have to look the part immediately, lest they be labeled with the 'B' word...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 30, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse


The 2010 draft may very well be worse than the 2008 class. All I'm saying is that you can't make that call in 2010.

brown, I agree on the class of 2010.

bean, you speak as if FDavis has been to the pro bowl. He has 3 catches for 73 yds, 1 of them a 62 yrd catch and run, nice. Nothing else to speak of after 3 games though.

MK, all I can say is his move to IR must have something to do with his loyalty to the team and not pulling an AH. Still, he hasn't proven to be a good reciever standing on the sidelines.

DT, forget it. If you didn't hear what Shanahan said, why would you believe ole hess ?

In the words of the great blogger brownwood26, I don't get how this is so hard to understand...

Posted by: hessone | September 30, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

have decided that Roydell Williams, Joey Galloway and Anthony Armstrong are better than DT11.

and p1, how has that worked out?

the offense is sputtering having scored a TD or less in 2 of the 3 games, and the guys that MS chose, are having ZERO impact on the games....

so you tell me, given that AA/JG, and RW haven't given the team any productivity, or a viable 2nd option, why HASN'T MS given DT a shot??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas = Bad route running NERD!

Posted by: monk811 | September 30, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

have decided that Roydell Williams, Joey Galloway and Anthony Armstrong are better than DT11.

and p1, how has that worked out?

the offense is sputtering having scored a TD or less in 2 of the 3 games, and the guys that MS chose, are having ZERO impact on the games....

so you tell me, given that AA/JG, and RW haven't given the team any productivity, or a viable 2nd option, why HASN'T MS given DT a shot??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse


So, you are saying that the problem is the Shannys. You are saying that they've screwed the pooch with this passing game, their talent evaluation, and their personnel decisions.

Basically, they've pulled a "Zorn"?

Posted by: p1funk | September 30, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

the offense is sputtering having scored a TD or less in 2 of the 3 games, and the guys that MS chose, are having ZERO impact on the games....

so you tell me, given that AA/JG, and RW haven't given the team any productivity, or a viable 2nd option, why HASN'T MS given DT a shot??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

It's true...and beans, if you remember, guys on RI were KILLING zorn for not giving Davis and DT a chance last year, and once he finally relented, well, it turned out they could play a little bit.

Shanny's ego is killing me so far. I know we're kind of in a transitional year, but he's gotta do whatever it takes to win games, including shaking up the roster when changes are warranted.

Posted by: mattylight | September 30, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

The Redskins have an "explosive" receiver who for reasons that are purely speculative, they seem reluctant to use in an actual game. His name is BRANDON BANKS. The Philadelphia game would be an ideal time to use him. You can't coach "speed." And he has it. Many coaches, including two former local prominent college coaches did not recruit a little "runt" by the name of Mugsy Boles. Wake Forest did and you saw the result. The Skins have worked with Banks on his catching the ball on kick-off's and punting. Put him in the game or let him go so that someone else can use him to the detriment of the Skins.

Posted by: nmyricks | September 30, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

If Banks is back on the 53 man roster as of monday, who is now on the street ?

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | September 30, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Run Banks Run!!!

Posted by: thorhero | September 30, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

The real question should be why the Redskins did not sign Vick instead of losing draft choices trading for McNabb. If they had signed Vick when they knew Jason Campbell was a bust, we would have had additional draft choices for more offensive lineman and younger, fresher quarterback that could have been our cornerstone for the next 5 to 6 years. Maybe we could trade teh useless Hanynesworth for Vick!

Posted by: butch31 | September 30, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

butch31... good point. i was wondering that myself when vick was available.

Posted by: thorhero | September 30, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Safeties and corners have the only chance to stop him. Of course, you could do it with two linebackers. Maybe.

Posted by BW26-

Of course, if he was playing D, you could jam him with the Wildcat (uh no...I think that's a parole violation)

Posted by: ElYeah | September 30, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

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