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Orakpo, Wilson already have a head start on the season


Last season, there were many who questioned the Redskins shifting Brian Orakpo to linebacker when he showed so much natural ability at rushing the edge. Chris Wilson also made the move last offseason from defensive end to linebacker. Despite the feelings of fans at midseason, considering the new staff's intention to operate more out of a 3-4 base, Wilson and Orakpo essentially enjoyed the benefit of a one-year headstart to learn a new position.

"Absolutely," Wilson said. "It's a blessing."

With the team revamping the defense, both Orakpo and Wilson would have been moved to linebacker this offseason if last year's coaching staff hadn't already pulled the trigger on the move.

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Wilson appeared in all 16 games a season ago, totaling 20 tackles and
a sack. His duties will be slightly different in Jim Haslett's
defense. He will play outside linebacker and could find himself rushing
the passer more often. As a reserve, he's shown a natural instinct for
finding the quarterback. As a rookie lining up at defensive end, he
posted four sacks

"I'm still rushing," Wilson said. "I can rush like a D-end, but as far
as the concepts, the route concepts, the drops, the zones and all
that, coverage-wise, even playing off the ball and understanding how
things work, we're fine-tuning everything. But I think I have a
natural knack for being where I need to be."

But those assignments are different this season, and Wilson and his
fellow linebackers have been spending their minicamp and OTA time
learning exactly what coaches expect of them.

"I think the difference is just the technique. I think that's what's
important in the minicamp and the OTAs, trying to understand exactly
what the coaches want and how they want it played," he said. "We know
where we're supposed to be at. I think we got a good grasp of the
defense and what gap we're in. but we got to be able play as dominant
as they want us to be this year."

By Rick Maese  |  May 18, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  3-4 defense , Brian Orakpo  | Tags: Brian Orakpo, Chris Wilson  
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Comments

Haslett is going to love Chris Wilson.

Posted by: MColeman51 | May 18, 2010 6:16 AM | Report abuse

And Haslett won't go GAGA over Orakpo???
OMG, Haslett has a set of LBs for the ages...LET EM LOOSE!

Posted by: wagenstill | May 18, 2010 7:01 AM | Report abuse

Last season, there were many who questioned the Redskins shifting Brian Orakpo to linebacker when he showed so much natural ability at rushing the edge.

By Rick Maese | May 18, 2010; 6:00 AM ET

Yeah, but our man Brownwood is one of the few visionaries who said from the get-go that this is the position where Orakpo belonged. Tip of the cap to Brownwood.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 18, 2010 7:02 AM | Report abuse

Haslett is going to love Chris Wilson.

Posted by: MColeman51 | May 18, 2010 6:16 AM

I truly hope you're wrong about this. What would make it do to team chemistry if a coach falls in love with a linebacker?

Posted by: beep-beep | May 18, 2010 7:05 AM | Report abuse

Beep-beep thats gay.(Where else but RI does that statement make sense?)

Posted by: smittdiddy | May 18, 2010 7:16 AM | Report abuse

I'm in love with Chris Wilson, have been since 2007. Just wish he would return my phone calls.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 7:17 AM | Report abuse

MColeman51 said "love" - not "in love"....

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 18, 2010 7:18 AM | Report abuse

Wow. Didn't intend to start a man-love theme this morning. Sorry about that.

How about this instead? Haslett will make Orakpo and Wilson stars...and they will make him the head coach of whichever team spins out of control over the next three years or so. Then Steve Spurrier can mock him for sleeping in his office again.

Posted by: MColeman51 | May 18, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth must "love" his personal trainer ,since he is missing time at work to spend time with him?!?!

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | May 18, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

"Yeah, but our man Brownwood is one of the few visionaries who said from the get-go that this is the position where Orakpo belonged. Tip of the cap to Brownwood.Posted by: beep-beep"

LOL don't you mean tip of the cap to yourself? I recall that being your vision, too.

Let's just say that Orakpo is every bit as much a linebacker as Terrell Suggs.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 18, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Big Chris Wilson fan and been so since he's been here. I hope he flat out BEASTS out for the 'skins this year!

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

I hope no one really thinks he made the probowl strictly for his linebacker play last year. It's all because he lined up at DE on pass rushing downs and padded his stats. Actually, I'd like to know how many of those 11 sacks he got just lining up at linebacker?
That being said, I do think it was a blessing in disguise that Orakpo switched to LB last year. Go figure, one of Blache's mess ups of playing a player out of position actually ended up paying off!

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Have to agree with the sentiment that Wilson is perfect for OLB in a 3-4.

His knock in the 4-3 was too small for full time DE. This is his 4th year or so... and he had more natural pass rushing ability than anybody on our roster before Rak, but he could not hold up hand down against LT or RT all day.

Maybe instead of saying we dont have the cast for a 3-4, it may be that some of our fringe players were better built for a 3-4 and were miscast in 4-3. Maybe HB is better suited as a 2nd MLB instead of the QB of a 4-3

I dont know if Rak would even be able to be full time DE in a 4-3. Note the Gmen have 2 undersized DE's at each position (well Tuck isnt but Osi is and so is Kiwanuka) so they could rotate....

Other than AC from last years unit, i feel like the other starters have the skillset to be flexible for either system. Then adding big boys like carriker and Maake'a (sp) shores that up.

I like it more each day

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

"Note the Gmen have 2 undersized DE's at each position (well Tuck isnt but Osi is and so is Kiwanuka) so they could rotate...."

Which brings up the question: what the heck happened to the Jints' defense last season? Wasn't it just a couple seasons ago they were dominating the NFL? In '09 they finished 13th in total defense but a 18th in sacks and 22nd in interceptions. Worse yet, the Jints ranked 30th in both scoring defense and TDs allowed.

So this year they cut Antonio Pierce and drafted raw-as-sushi DE Jean Pierre-Paul, DT Linval Joseph, S Chad Jones, LB Philip Dillard, and DE/LB Adrian Tracy. Tom Coughlin's comment: "we were determined to add physical toughness to this team."

The Giants weren't tough?

Maybe not as complete an overhaul as Philly's, but that still looks like rebuilding to me.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 18, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

With the players that were linebackers last year, the linebacker they drafted, and the defensive ends they are converting this year, the team has something like a ka-billion linebackers on the roster. Unfortunately, there aren't too many of them that have ever played linebacker in a 3-4 defense. On paper, they have loads of talent back there, but I would think having so many players with no experience in the defense - and some with no experience in the position - is going to make it very hard to assess talent. It is also going to make it hard to coach all of these guys, so I can envision a lot of situational players. This would help thin the playbook for what each player needs to learn.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 18, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Did i break the blog?

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Chris Wilson has hung around and hung around, hopefully this change to a 3-4 further enable Chris to find his true calling and that's at LB. I really like this kid. Rakpo will be a mainstay for years to come. He's come in as a 1st round draft pick and shown his worth without any hCG in his system.

Posted by: sthai75 | May 18, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

A 3-4 seems like a good fit for Wilson.

Why do I always forget that he's on the team?

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 18, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

I dunno. I never got the 'warm-fuzzies' from watching VelosORAKPO at LB. He was getting beat and seemed confused.

If he can transition this year, ok. But he was a beast at DE, why can't they develop him there. Like w/ Arrington & CPo, I hate to see talent mis-used.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

That being said, I do think it was a blessing in disguise that Orakpo switched to LB last year. Go figure, one of Blache's mess ups of playing a player out of position actually ended up paying off!

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 8:17 AM

It's not really paying off if Orakpo is better suited to play end at all times. The reasons people did not like seeing him at LB last year dont go away because haslett is in town.

The guy looks like he can be a truly upper echelon DE....any downs spent chasing TEs in coverage will still look like a waste of talent to some

Posted by: divi3 | May 18, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

So the LBs are:

LOLB - Wilson
ILB - McIntosh
ILB - Fletcher
ROLB - Orakpo


I'd run with that.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

If Wilson can master (i.e. be more consistent with) a counter inside move, he will put up some good sack totals. I wonder if he could take some reps from Carter this year.

Posted by: TWISI | May 18, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Have to agree with the sentiment that Wilson is perfect for OLB in a 3-4.

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 8:19 AM

He'll look good in the 3-4, but only if the Redskins have the right uniforms. Have you got any thoughts about which uniforms might look best on Wilson?

Posted by: beep-beep | May 18, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

lol @beeps

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Boschetti back for another try
By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 7:06 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti, a defensive tackle thought to have a good chance of making the Raiders roster last season only to be a training camp casualty on the final cut, has signed a contract, according to Raiders.com

Boschetti earned positive reviews from coach Tom Cable when he signed in April of last year. Boschetti played at UCLA when Cable was the Bruins’ offensive coordinator and the coach spoke in glowing terms of Boschetti’s ability to defend the run and play with necessary energy on the defensive line.

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

This shows that sometimes you DO CHANGE personnel positions from their natural tendencies. Wilson DOES have a natural instinct to go after the quarterback and this move will just be delicious!

Having said that, it is time to inform Fat Albert that if he doesn't wish to be a nose tackle, then he has two choices - leave town and hand in the cash, or continue to be an embarrassment on the team and sit at home violating his contract. I hope the Redskins play hard ball with him - nothing sends a clearer message to the other ankle biters than to find that one delicious player and to give him the stonewall back that he's giving the team. Perhaps losing a few game checks for insubordination and conduct unbecoming the team will compel Fat Albert to make a decision.

I can't wait to see Orakpo and Wilson just nailing quarterbacks this year. Those two are incredibly fast and incredibly talented. Bet Donovan McNabb is glad he won't have to face him - and the mental image of Eli Mae Manning and that Romo dude getting flattened repeatedly makes me break out in a chorus of "Hail to the Redskins!" each time....

Posted by: laserwizard | May 18, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

So the LBs are:

LOLB - Wilson
ILB - McIntosh
ILB - Fletcher
ROLB - Orakpo

I'd run with that.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 9:04 AM
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I dunno. I think Wilson could be a backup. Right now, I think Carter would start ahead of him. The Sports writers say he wasn't best used as a linebacker, but he wasn't terrible and he has more playing experience in a 3-4 defense. Frankly, I think the best thing for Carter is a trade to a team with a 4-3 defense, but it hasn't happened yet...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 18, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/05/17/haynesworth-resolution-doesnt-appear-close/

Haynesworth resolution doesn’t appear close
Posted: May 17th, 2010 | Frank Tadych | Tags: Adam Carriker, Albert Haynesworth, Daniel Snyder, Jason La Canfora, Vonnie Holliday, Washington Redskins

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora told NFL Total Access on Monday that in the end, Haynesworth feels deceived in that the conditions he was sold on to join the Redskins have changed. La Canfora also notes that there remains a thought around the league it’s still a “viable option” the Redskins – who have brought in Vonnie Holliday, Adam Carriker and Darrion Scott — still trade Haynesworth.

Haynesworth is still expected to join the team for its mandatory three-day minicamp next month. It will be interesting to see what is said when the cameras are rolling

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

if there's anything that characterized zorn's regime... it's foresight.

http://broodingburgundy.com
...everything i think i think about the team i hate to love

Posted by: bcarothers | May 18, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

-2 for using delicious (twice!!) to describe football players. Did you learn nothing from yestidday's Pr0n discussions?!

Amen on pancaking division rival QBs!

And while I've been thinking the same about Stompy (not necessarily advocating), He isn't technically doing anything wrong. Teh CBA dictates that voluntary workouts are just that. And that no team may coerce player into attending.

My real hope is that he re-defines what a nose tackle should do by both taking up space AND pressuring the QB. It's not impossible. C'mon Big Al, MAKE (don't just take) that SCRATCH!

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

RSH, Carter is so irrelevant in a 3-4 scheme I keep forgetting that he's still here.

I thought they would've traded him already.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Watch the video..JLaC is becoming the HAtnesworth Camp's Mouthpiece....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

RedD - somebody WANTs Carter?!! hehe.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Oh & this may explain why I like Radiohed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuj5uzgmB5A&playnext_from=TL&videos=Ad-DyjV4Wu4

It's a great day for Shostokovich. Enjoy.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Orakpo was talented enough to make the switch to LB and he looked good at times, but in the 3-4 he will be consistantly bringing hard hat and lunch to work in rushing the passer. And last year's switch to LB was also out of necessity, they didn't have anyone else good enough to start at that spot so they put him there

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

From a character standpoint, I would rather have Carter over a lot of guys.
I'm tired of listening to millionaires b!tch.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 18, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

How is Albert going to cash a 21 million dollar check and then talk about feeling deceived?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 18, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

I thought they would've traded him already.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 9:25 AM

There's no market right now...but will be once training camp starts and injuries begin to roll......

Anybody listen to LaVar show yesterday when LaVar said that Gibbs was trying to make him sign a paper to forgo his contract and be immediately released from the team during the time he was benched? It was some good stuff...but very one-sided.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

So the LBs are:

LOLB - Wilson
ILB - McIntosh
ILB - Fletcher
ROLB - Orakpo


I'd run with that.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

I agree, Red. Wilson and Rak seemed to be a better fit at OLB in 3-4 than either DE or LB in 4-3. Not sure where that leaves ACarter. And I'm not sure if Rocky is a good fit at ILB.

Posted by: frediefritz | May 18, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

lemar needs to move on...get a new schtick, or something....

Note to Lever, NO ONE CARES....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 18, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Watch the video..JLaC is becoming the HAtnesworth Camp's Mouthpiece....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

_______________________________
Probably makes a more effective mouthpiece now that he's got his head out of Vinny's... you get the picture.

Posted by: InRealAmerica | May 18, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Carter is a good guy and everything, he like Jason is one of those guys that it's hard not to like.

But if he doesn't fit in with the direction they're going, then get what you can for him in a trade.

4th, Lavar show is always one-sided. He's quickly turning into one of those talking head blowhards. Think: Smith, Stephen A.


I so do not miss hearing Stephen A. Smith either on TV or radio.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

red, if lemar starts yelling everything, then he's Smith jr.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 18, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

@Beans

He said he only brought it up because what's going on with Albert is very simialar to what happened to him....He said they were trying to get into his head, cuz they knew he wanted to play and that he may accept being cut outright so he could just play...but Lavar said he knew he couldn't get the same contract $$$ in the middle of the season (though he was coming off of 3 straight PRo BowlS). And he said he thinks the REdskins are trying to do the same with Albert, as far as getting in his head....And that he may want to give back some $$ in order to play in a defense of his choosing.

He also said it didn't come from Gibbs because Gibbs didn't seem like he fully understand the situation, but they used him as the face because the fans would never go against Gibbs.

He also said he was offered more $$ from GB Packers, but he took less to play for the Gmen, so he could play against the redskins organization......

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

4th thanks, someone needs to let lemer know that bitter and angry is no way to go through life.......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 18, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

4th, Lavar show is always one-sided. He's quickly turning into one of those talking head blowhards. Think: Smith, Stephen A.


I so do not miss hearing Stephen A. Smith either on TV or radio.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 9:48 AM

Cosign on that one.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

When Lavar yells he sounds like he is yelling with a smile on his face. Comes across as one of those guys you don't take seriously when they're ranting and raving.


His whole Portis rant was an epic joke. I don't see how Mike Florio found that "motivating".

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

If the defense messes well into this new 3-4 and the O-line is healthy then i say we are 10-6 easy.
We were in so many games last year till the end because of the defense and ended up losing them because of the offense.
McNabb will move the offense. He has done it for years with sub par receivers. No reason to believe he won't do it here. Plus he has a chip on his shoulder now and wants to prove something.
I don't care how much "love" and well wishes he has for Philly, I bet there is nothing he wants more than to drop 40 on them twice next year.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 18, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

And I'm not sure if Rocky is a good fit at ILB.

Posted by: frediefritz


Maybe, maybe not. They do have Henson, Young, Gatewood, and another guy I keep forgetting about: Blades.

Maybe one of those guys are a better fir at ILB than McIntosh who is a little undersized.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Carter is a good guy and everything, he like Jason is one of those guys that it's hard not to like.

But if he doesn't fit in with the direction they're going, then get what you can for him in a trade.
Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

I agree Red. I just have a hard time letting go of the good guys.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 18, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

His whole Portis rant was an epic joke. I don't see how Mike Florio found that "motivating".

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 9:56 AM

Whew....Thought I was the only one! I couldn't even listen to the whole thing...

And the other non-rant against Portis was non-classic too....when Portis called Lavar out on ST21...He played that Fake ME Out Chrisitan Game on him...Trying to paint himself as, 'I don't where this guy is getting it from...He has issues'....

Florio just cosigns because he goes on his show every week....Keeping good with business contacts....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Orakpo and Wilson combo could be better than Ware/Spencer or Harrison/Woodley.

Just have those guys rush the passer all the time. Do 1 job and do it well.

I've liked Chris Wilson since he started getting sacks late in 07, especially that hit he put on Brad Johnson.

And yes I think the Starcaps twins being suspended hurts the Vikes, they go after Haynesworth.

I love what he does on the field, but I'd rather has his fat *ss gone.

And at least Portis is here practicing, not calling out teamates.

We're going in the right direction.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

4th thanks, someone needs to let lemer know that bitter and angry is no way to go through life.......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 18, 2010 9:54 AM

After Lever/Lemar/Larry figures that out he should sit down with B-Mitch and have the same discussion.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 18, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I'm a little torn on this issue. Yes, Haynesworth has gotten paid a whole lot of money, so he should be there. But at the same time, he has alot of pride, and maybe, just maybe, he wants to go down in history as one of the greatest D tackles to ever play the game, and he doesn't think that's going to happen with him in the 3-4. He doesn't want a coach dictating how his career will end up.
Exhibit A: Mike Anderson came in as a rookie for Shanny in Denver and exploded for over 1500yds. He really looked like he would be going to countless Pro Bowls. The next year, Shanny inexplicably decided he was going to turn Anderson into a FB. Anderson was never really heard from after that. I think he had a stint with the Ravens a couple of yrs later but that's it. That used to always bug me about Shanny..So I can see what Albert might be thinking.

Posted by: ga8085 | May 18, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Trade Haynesworth for Andre Johnson = championship

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

@RedD -

I like the trades talk. But seriously, is that even possible??!!

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

You gotta understand....

Shanny is the definition of the No Fun LEague..

...But he gets away with it because he produces winning football teams....

And Haynesworth legacy will stand is a whinning spoiled SOB....irregardless of everything else unless he shuts up and shows up....when it counts....September through February

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I will stand by my initial belief that the linebackers and d-linemen this team had going into the beginnings of the off season were the ideal people for a hybrid 4-3/3-4 line. It was my opinion that the team could use Haynsowrth in the 4-3 full time and the 3-4 packages would go out when we needed to spell fat albert.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 18, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Red
Thought about that yesterday and that would be a good trade. I believe the gain would outweigh the loss.

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | May 18, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

And the other non-rant against Portis was non-classic too....when Portis called Lavar out on ST21...He played that Fake ME Out Chrisitan Game on him...Trying to paint himself as, 'I don't where this guy is getting it from...He has issues'....

Posted by: 4thFloor


What kills me is that everyone wanted to dump on Portis (as usual) for telling the truth. Or at least I believe he was telling the truth.

Why would Portis lie about anything regarding Sean Taylor? Portis doesn't strike as one of dudes that would lie to make himself look good.

Lavar does.


If Portis claim about Lavar and Sean Taylor were accurate, them not being all that tight as Lavar let on at his funeral, then it's on par with Lavar's M.O.

He's the grandstanding type.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Albert is a selfish pig. You didn't hear Rock Cartright complaining about being the 3rd running back, or Ladel Betts taking a back seat to Portis, in fact Betts could have left a couple of years ago and cashed in as being someone's No. 1 running back, but instead stayed here for less money and a back seat roll and look where that got him, cut and on the street with no one interested so far! Haynesworth needs to know his roll and shut his mouth. We need more of what Gibbs called 'true redskins'.
"WaaWaa, I can't play in the Defense I want". Just shut up and play whiny baby!

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Trade Haynesworth for Andre Johnson = championship

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 10:15 AM

I'll fix it...

Trade Haynesworth for Andre Johnson and Mario Williams = championship.

Whomever posted that yesterday should adjust their meds. So after Haynie wasn't able to fetch a 2nd RD pick with his discount contract he's now going for the best WR in the game.

Maybe we can Demeco Ryans too.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 18, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Sooo, I will be in DC in early June for a few months and I'm happy to finally get the chance to listen to some Redskins TV/Radio coverage.. I understand LaVar has his own show now, but who the F is Larry Michael?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 18, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

For the money Haynesworth got my boss could kick me in the groin every morning and I would thank him for it.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

I watched the entire ST funeral (as most did) and his speech just struck me as weird.

Talking about himself and the organization.

I thought his calling out of of CP was warranted the first time, if CP did throw Sellers under the bus.

But speculation doesnt lead to much else except calling a spade a spade and LA def is a grandstander and CP does run his mouth a little too much.

So F both of em I guess....

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Maybe, maybe not. They do have Henson, Young, Gatewood, and another guy I keep forgetting about: Blades.

Maybe one of those guys are a better fir at ILB than McIntosh who is a little undersized.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

I liked what I saw of Henson before he was hurt. And Blades will be a good fit beside Fletch in the middle. I love AC, hope he can fit at OLB, but he might become trade bait this summer.

Posted by: frediefritz | May 18, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Larry Michael = Frank Herzog light

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Whomever posted that yesterday should adjust their meds. So after Haynie wasn't able to fetch a 2nd RD pick with his discount contract he's now going for the best WR in the game.

Maybe we can Demeco Ryans too.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 18, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

You know this as a fact that no one offered a 2nd?

I don't remember hearing any specifics about what Haynesworth was being shopped for.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 18, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse


As of now, the Redskins 3-4 looks stronger on the edges than up the middle.

As always a significant key to a 3-4 is the nose tackle. Who is that? Not Fat Al. Don't think Maaku can hold up all year. The rest are just scrubbinis.

If the NG can't consistently tie up the middle, that's a lot of pressure on two first time 3-4 inside LBs. Fletcher's no kid, and Rocky Mac is new to the position, as is Barnes.

I like the DEs as of now. Carriker, Daniels, Jarmon, Haynesworth, Holliday. Very nice crew and big enough to hold up against NFC East run games.

THAT will take pressure off the OLBs. With the DE's strong, look for a lot of blitzing from Orakpo Wilson, Coleman et al to take pressure off the CBs to cover.

If Maaku or someone unexpected is a beast at NG, the D is looking good.

Posted by: TheCork | May 18, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Larry Michael = Frank Herzog light

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

What happened to Herzog?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 18, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

but who the F is Larry Michael?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 18, 2010 10:29 AM


He is the play by play guy and runs the TV spots....You can see exercpts of what he does on Redskins.com/tv or comcastsportsnetmidatlantic web site.....And the raido voice you hear on NFL Network when showing games is his voice....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: frediefritz | May 18, 2010 10:32 AM

Which of Henson's 3 tackles was your favorite last year? All kidding aside after his comments about the fans (telling them that he doesn't boo them while they work at McDonalds) he must be decent if he wasn't cut.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 18, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Larry Michael = Frank Herzog light

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

And Blades will be a good fit beside Fletch in the middle

Posted by: frediefritz | May 18, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I thought that as well (and no beep, it has nothing to do with his uni...) HB started a couple times outside and did not cut it. Was okay inside but he obvi doesnt have the experience calling the d and aligning the players like Fletch.

I am insterested what he can do in the middle, where he is comfy and his diminutive size is less of a liability.

He seems to have a nose for the ball.

But like all ILB/MLB's, if the center gets out on them, they are useless.

I think AH will demand Center and Guard attention if he gives it 100%, so I would expect either ILB to shine...

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

It's early, but I think the Skins starting LBs will be Orakpo, Fletcher, McIntosh, and Carter. Plus Wilson and Jarmon as backup OLBs; with Henson and Blades as the backup ILBs.

Either Alexander, Daft, Riley, or Gatewood could make the roster -- based on special team abilities -- and possibly more than one if the Skins decide to trade Carter and/or McIntosh. I'm not sure why they didn't try to trade Carter earlier, since he plays the same OLB position as Rak.

Posted by: siris | May 18, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

... who the F is Larry Michael?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa

We in the DC area have been wondering that for about 15 years now, since he replaced Frank in the broadcast booth. The guy has a terrible voice for radio, and when he does not have Dan Snyder's corporate **** in his mouth, he basically runs all official redskins media.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 18, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

who the F is Larry Michael?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 18, 2010 10:29 AM


Speculation up here is also that Larry Michael is a RI regular who just ommitted CHRis before the LArry and MicHAel....

Who gets F'd up here the Most???

F ChRiSs laRRy MicaEL

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I have no idea if that trade is possible. Just throwing ish on the wall...

"You didn't hear Rock Cartright complaining about being the 3rd running back..."


When Cartwright was demoted in favor of Ganther, he went crying to Jason Reid like a five year old.

Then when they wanted to try out Devin Thomas at KR, he sulked and b*tched some more...

Cartwright wasn't as high-charactered (sic) as he like to let on.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Frank Herzog got canned because the radio station that does the play by play was paying Herzog to do the games and Larry Michael to do Redskins Nation, so they decided to be cheap and pay 1 man to do both, hence firing the best play-by-play commentator in history and our iconic voice of the Redskins. I guess he's enjoying retirement. Every now and then you'll see him on one of the Top Tens on NFL network

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti, a defensive tackle thought to have a good chance of making the Raiders roster last season only to be a training camp casualty on the final cut, has signed a contract, according to Raiders.com


Boschetti earned positive reviews from coach Tom Cable when he signed in April of last year. Boschetti played at UCLA when Cable was the Bruins’ offensive coordinator and the coach spoke in glowing terms of Boschetti’s ability to defend the run and play with necessary energy on the defensive line.

Posted by: iseyij | May 18, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Which of Henson's 3 tackles was your favorite last year? All kidding aside after his comments about the fans (telling them that he doesn't boo them while they work at McDonalds) he must be decent if he wasn't cut.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 18, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

I hear you, Diesel. I thought he showed real promise in preseason. Has good speed, could stuff the run. Just hoping he steps up this year.

Posted by: frediefritz | May 18, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Trade Haynesworth for Andre Johnson = championship

Posted by: RedDMV

Agreed, but why do we want to help Houston win a championship?

Actually, on paper, as a ‘skins fan, I’d make that trade. I’d even give Houston a choice bewteen MK or Devin, baby, as a “sweetener.”

BUT…there’s lot of paper with faces of dead presidents on them that would give Danny pause. Start with the $31 million bucks he’s given Haynesworth, at 8 millions bucks per sack. The trade makes Snyder look like a fool to have paid what he did for Fat Al..

Then there’s the large contract that would have to immediately be written for Andre Johnson. He’s gonna want $12 mil a year, at least.

Be nice to put Haynesworth fat butt in a climate more humid and miserable than DC in the summer—and that’s a bonus.

Posted by: TheCork | May 18, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

I don't remember hearing any specifics about what Haynesworth was being shopped for.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 18, 2010 10:33 AM

Did I hear it from Shanny, no. But what is clear is that Haynie was shopped around and the return wasn't to Shanny's liking. The Titans was the most obvious landing spot and they didn't have a 2nd and later said that the highest they would go is a 3rd.

Will he be here Sept 12? I say yes, only because nobody wants to give us anything close to reasonable for him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 18, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

"Barnes" is Blades pet nickname. No buying it? Sorry,. Pre-caffein hrain freese.

Posted by: TheCork | May 18, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Frank Herzog got canned because the radio station that does the play by play was paying Herzog to do the games and Larry Michael to do Redskins Nation, so they decided to be cheap and pay 1 man to do both, hence firing the best play-by-play commentator in history and our iconic voice of the Redskins. I guess he's enjoying retirement. Every now and then you'll see him on one of the Top Tens on NFL network

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

he also just officially retired about a month ago from another sports talk show he was doing. I think that was on WTOP.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 18, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

If Maaku or someone unexpected is a beast at NG, the D is looking good.

Posted by: TheCork | May 18, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

I live in NC and all the local sports radio guys acted like Richard Petty or Ric Flair died when Maake got injured. So he seemed to be pretty important to what the Panthers did on D. They run a 4-3 though, I don't know how good he is at NT.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

4th,
re lavar/portis/ST, you said, lavar "played that Fake ME Out Chrisitan Game on him"

huh? what's that? (not gonna "go biblical" on ya, just wondering)

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 18, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

it seems to me that we have a lot of DT/DE types who will play those roles on the line and be on the heavy side for the spots. Maybe they hope that evens out with the lack of a 350 lb guy willing to play NT.

Add 20 LB's to the two ends to make up for the loss of 40 lbs on the NT???

Posted by: alex35332 | May 18, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

iH8dallas - Were you one of those REdskins fans in NC pre-Panthers? What's the ratio of fans done there for Panthers/Skins/Cowgirls?

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

it's ashamed the way they did him over, he deserved better than that. At least it wasn't Snyder that canned him, but Snyder could have stuck up for Herzog, he tried to say they don't get involved in the radio station's decisions. For Herzog, who's voice should be spot-welded on every true Redskins fan's brain, Snyder could have made an exception and tried to save his job, he deserved that.

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Larry Michael was the sh*t on the Sports Machine. Back before I had cable and couldn't watch Sportscenter highlights, I had Larry Michael. Never heard him do Skins game though..

Posted by: ga8085 | May 18, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

ga;

You are thinking of George Michaels

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

But what is clear is that Haynie was shopped around and the return wasn't to Shanny's liking. The Titans was the most obvious landing spot and they didn't have a 2nd and later said that the highest they would go is a 3rd.

Will he be here Sept 12? I say yes, only because nobody wants to give us anything close to reasonable for him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 18, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Agreed on both accounts.

I'd have liked to see Albert come in and at least see how the defense will work before he starts talking about being deceived.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 18, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Did I hear it from Shanny, no. But what is clear is that Haynie was shopped around and the return wasn't to Shanny's liking. The Titans was the most obvious landing spot and they didn't have a 2nd and later said that the highest they would go is a 3rd.

Will he be here Sept 12? I say yes, only because nobody wants to give us anything close to reasonable for him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 18, 2010 10:43 AM
...................

a third rounder! for haynesworth! if your speculations are true, i TOTALLY support shanny et. al. for not taking that. anything less than a first rounder would be irresponsible, imho. haynesworth is a BEAST, plus he comes really cheap at this point, thanks to his front-end loaded contract.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 18, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Hot damn... the "Haynesworth for Andre Johnson" trade suggestion was a joke...

If Snyder is worried about saving face then he's got to realize that signing Haynesworth to that type of contract pissed off a lot of Owners and GMs and was just dumb to begin with.

If he doesn't want to be here send him on his way. If he does, then fine. Play him and quit making this a daily soap.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

iH8dallas - Were you one of those REdskins fans in NC pre-Panthers? What's the ratio of fans done there for Panthers/Skins/Cowgirls?

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, Skins fan since birth in 1983. A 3rd generation fan.

It sucked when the Panthers got here because they knocked the Skins out of local broadcast.

there are alot of Diehard Skins fans, about the same amount of bandwagon Dallas fans and I know like 2 Panthers fans.

Of course there are more obnoxious Steelers fans here than anything.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

I enjoyed Herzog, but the knock on him was that he never actually watched the game. Something integral would be going on and he'd just miss it entirely. Great sports voice, tho... and a bazigijillingilinbabyILLIONS times better that that turd Larry Michaels. Makes me wanna hurl.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Zeese;

here is what the almighty wiki says about 3-4 dl's... seems like ours are just about right...

"Ideally 3-4 DEs should weigh 285–300 pounds (129–140 kg) and be able to beat double teams by getting a push.[6] The 3-4 nose tackle is considered the most physically demanding position in football.[7] His primary responsibility is to control the “A” gaps, the two openings between the center and guards, and not get pushed back into his linebackers. If a running play comes through one of those gaps, he must make the tackle or control what is called the “jump-through”—the guard or center who is trying to get out to the linebackers. The ideal nose tackle has to be much bigger than 4-3 DTs, weighing around 330 pounds or more. Ted Washington is considered the prototypical nose tackle of this era. “In his prime, Ted Washington was the ideal guy,” says an AFC pro personnel director. “He was huge, had long arms, and you couldn't budge him. He could hold off a 320-pound lineman with one hand and make the tackle with the other.”[7] Since most college teams run a 4-3 defense, most college DTs are more of a 4-3 tackle than a true nose tackle, which makes good 3-4 NTs hard to find.[7]

The base position of NT is across from the opposing team's center. This location is usually referred to as zero technique. The two DEs flank the NT and line up off the offensive guards. The location off the offensive guard is usually referred to as three technique.

Some 3-4 teams (such as the New England Patriots) use the three down linemen primarily to occupy the offensive linemen. In such systems the defensive linemen are assigned two gaps to defend. The NT is responsible for defending plays which occur in the spaces, or gaps, between the center and guards. Each of those spaces is called an A gap. Flanking the NT, DEs defend the gaps on either side of the tackle he lines up across from. Each guard-tackle gap is a B gap and the space outside each tackle is called a C gap. Other 3-4 teams (such as the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys) primarily make each lineman responsible for only one gap."

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Of course there are more obnoxious Steelers fans here than anything.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse


Same as everywhere else.

F all things Pittsburgh.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 18, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

it's ashamed the way they did him over, he deserved better than that. At least it wasn't Snyder that canned him, but Snyder could have stuck up for Herzog, he tried to say they don't get involved in the radio station's decisions. For Herzog, who's voice should be spot-welded on every true Redskins fan's brain, Snyder could have made an exception and tried to save his job, he deserved that.

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse


At least Sonny and Sam are still around, no? Has to be an interesting dynamic between them and Michael?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 18, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

iH8pittsburgh

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

So based upon that, i feel AH could be the best NT in the league if he stopped caring about stats and put in the work.

I mean, he has his record contract, shouldnt a SB be the goal, not personal stats?

Again, someone correct me if I am wrong, but is there any audio anywhere of AH saying he doesnt want to play NT or that the skins will always put him there?

Other than talking heads that is....

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

AH is double and triple teamed anyway. No reason he can't get to the QB from the NT position, especially on obvious passing plays.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

As for the LB's.... seems as if our DL does the job of trying up 4 or 5 OL's, then our LBs can pursue downfield at the snap and continue if read run, and retreat if read pass.

Taking on blocking TE's and FB's should be there main worry on running plays.
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"In a 3-4 defense, four linebackers (LBs) are positioned behind the defensive line. The linebacker unit is made up of two inside linebackers (ILBs) flanked by two outside linebackers (OLBs). The OLBs often line up closer to the line of scrimmage than the ILBs, but may also be positioned at the same depth or deeper in coverage than the ILBs (though this is somewhat rare).

Strengths of the 3-4 include speedy ILBs and OLBs in pursuit of backs in run defense and flexibility to use multiple rushers to confuse the quarterback during passing plays without being forced into man-to-man defense on receivers. Most teams try to disrupt the offense's passing attack by rushing four defenders. In a standard 4-3 alignment, these four rushers are usually the four down linemen. But in a 3-4, the fourth rusher is usually a linebacker, though many teams, such as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens, use a talented safety to blitz and confuse the coverage, giving them more defensive options in the same 3-4 look. However, since there are four linebackers and four defensive backs, the fourth potential rusher can come from any of eight defensive positions. This is designed to confuse the quarterback's pre-snap defensive read.

A drawback of the 3-4 is that without a fourth lineman to take on the offensive blockers and close the running lanes, both the defensive linemen and the linebackers can be overwhelmed by blocking schemes in the running game. To be effective, 3-4 linebackers need their defensive line to routinely tie up a minimum of four (preferably all five) offensive linemen, freeing them to make tackles. The 3-4 linebackers must be very athletic and strong enough to shed blocks by fullbacks, tight ends, and offensive linemen to get to the running back. In most cases, 3-4 OLBs lead their teams in quarterback sacks.[9]

Usually, teams that run a 3-4 defense look for college “tweeners”—defensive ends that are too small to play the position in the pros and not quite fluid enough to play outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense—as their 3-4 outside linebacker. According to NFL coach Wade Phillips, 3-4 linebackers “are a little bit cheaper, and you can find more of them,” while “it's harder to find defensive linemen to play a 4-3 and pay for all of them.”[10]"

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

This team is built to play a 4-3.

Posted by: nadeemsx | May 18, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Based upon that i do think we have the talented safety mentioned, and this will play to his strengths. LL was ALWAYS in the box at LSU.

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Every Pittsburgh fan I've ever met was aight people.


Dallas fans - hate 'em
Philly fans - hate 'em
Saints fans - hate 'em


Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Of course there are more obnoxious Steelers fans here than anything.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 10:59 AM | Report

That's funny cause here in Southern Ohio there are more obnoxious Steelers fans than anything. I swear the are the worst fans in pro football. Ohio State has the worst fans in college.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 18, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Hey, I was just hopin' you had something to back it up! I'd LOVE AJ for AH!! straight up.

I do think we have two choices: #6) bench him as an example or ZED) re-define the position by letting him be a balls-out nose tackle. Let the offenses scheme to stop Stompy instead of us using Stompy to stop them.

I know... sounds stoopid. But it just might work [thoughtfully strokes beard and gazes upward].

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

As for the secondary, double moves killed us so the text here about more zone and not letting the downfield get exposed would seem to play to our strentghs (or protect against our weaknesses).

And with 4 LBS dropping back, that cushion left by the CBs should be less pronounced that a 4-3 zone/tampa 2 defense.

I see a lot of tipped and batted balls this year. Which should lead to INT;ss

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The 3-4 defense generally uses four defensive backs. Two of these are safeties, and two of them are cornerbacks. A cornerback's responsibilities vary depending on the type of coverage called. Coverage is simply how the defense will be protecting against the pass. The corners will generally line up 3 to 5 yards off the line of scrimmage, generally trying to "Jam" or interrupt the receivers route within the first 5 yards. A corner will be given one of two ways to defend the pass (with variations that result in more or less the same responsibilities): zone and man-to-man. In zone coverage, the cornerback is responsible for an area on the field. In this case, the corner must always stay downfield of whomever it is covering while still remaining in its zone. Zone is a more relaxed defensive scheme meant to provide more awareness across the defensive secondary while sacrificing tight coverage. As such, the corner in this case would be responsible for making sure nobody gets outside of him, always, or downfield of him, in cases where there is no deep safety help. In man coverage, however, the cornerback is solely responsible for the man across from him, usually the offensive player split farthest out.

The free safety is responsible for reading the offensive plays and covering deep passes. Depending on the defensive call, he may also provide run support. He is positioned 10 to 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage, toward the center of the field. He provides the last line of defense against running backs and receivers who get past the linebackers and cornerbacks. He must be a quick and smart player, capable of making tackles efficiently as well as reading the play and alerting his team of game situations.

The strong safety is usually larger than the free safety and is positioned relatively close to the line of scrimmage. He is often an integral part of the run defense, but is also responsible for defending against a pass; especially against passes to the tight-ends

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

huh? what's that? (not gonna "go biblical" on ya, just wondering)

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 18, 2010 10:52 AM

People who proclaim to be Christians whom I have encountered use this tactic, being above everyone, in conveince....To try to be the bigger person...but they have never demostrated before or after said incident.

Have you listened to the non-rant? If not, go to their website and listen.

He choose not to engage Portis...but said Portis has issues he's dealing with and the such.....He laid out a Holier than Thou attitude on him...Lavar has never done this before...NEVER....He tried to belittle him and rode the wave of listener voices that Portis talks to much and doesn't make sense (which I disagree on)...

I am not the best person with putting my thoughts down...as is Portis....but that's the best way I can explain it at the moment....LaVar was fakin Liiiike...(BYB if you don't get the reference)...

But in any other issue, he would address it directly from his POV...He used the excuse of ST21 being gone, that you can't talk about it...That's complete B.S......That ain't real....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

glad to see some here agree w/ me. It's so crazy, it could work.

Now, the ego battle (ugh...)

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

That completes our portion of the cut-and-paste-from-wiki demonstration....

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Every Pittsburgh fan I've ever met was aight people.

Dallas fans - hate 'em
Philly fans - hate 'em
Saints fans - hate 'em

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 11:11 AM

I haven't run into any Saints fans since the Super Bowl. Before that, I was OK with them.

Non-hateworthy fans of other teams include: Browns, Vikings, Packers ... even Lions (when they admit that they are fans).

Ravens fans are getting to be a little obnoxious.

In truth, there are tons of Skins fans who I think behave just like Philly and Dallas fans. Skins fans can be pretty obnoxious too. I'm still pissed about the boos when they beat the Rams by only two points. A win is a win. Its just wrong to boo a win.

Posted by: dcsween | May 18, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

ga;

You are thinking of George Michaels

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 10:55 AM | Report

LOL! How embarrassing..

Posted by: ga8085 | May 18, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

F all things Pittsburgh.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 18, 2010 11:02 AM

One exception...Primanti Brothers sandwiches.

http://www.primantibrothers.com/

Posted by: 4-12 | May 18, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Of course there are more obnoxious Steelers fans here than anything.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 10:59 AM


Steelers fans migration is worse than the migration of Illeagal aliens across the U.S., I say we send them all back to Pittsburgh and build a fence around the city so they can't come back out.....Better open those mines back up....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Big Blue fans are pretty horrible also.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 18, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

4th,

Both of 'em have pretty deep communication problems, I think. You have to dig through what they're saying, filter it through their experience, to get at what they mean.

But I've never perceived Clinton to attack someone, it's always been at the behest of someone else or answering their questions. Sure, he doesn't hold back, but he's not trying to hurt someone, just explain a situation.

I can't say the same about Arrington. I don't listen to him regularly, but it seems he'll just come out and blast someone - kinda like Riggo (which I don't like too much either). I'm ok w/ the tell-it-like-it-is attitude of all of 'em. I just trust CPo's 'like it is' more than theirs.


...could be the Hurricane in me, tho. maps. suchas.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

What we get for Haynesworth depends entirely on what he's willing to give back from the money we already paid him. He doesn't want to give back anything. The owner wants it all back -- it's not a trivial sum.

If we get a lot of it back, he's gonna demand to be paid by the new team and they'll pay him but not give up much in picks. If we get nothing back, the new team assumes his existing contract and we get more picks. I think that's the stare-down that's going on now with Haynesworth, his agent, the owner, the GM, and the teams that have expressed an interest in taking on this giant load of a headache.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 18, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Sonny and Sam are never gonna retire, in fact they'll probably be cremated and their ashes permantly resting in the radio booth when they die. Larry Michael is ok, he truly cares about the Redskins and supports the team, but he is a jelly fish, no backbone or other opinion other than agreeing with everything management does or anything the Redskins do. He needs to grow a sack, good guy though.

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

I'm still pissed about the boos when they beat the Rams by only two points. A win is a win. Its just wrong to boo a win.

Posted by: dcsween | May 18, 2010 11:19 AM

That's the game me, you, and 4-12 met up at, right?

If Gary Clark and Ricky Sanders were not hanging out in the Suite my son and I ended up in the whole 2nd have, along with the free alchol and food, I may have booed as well....It was a very telling precurser to the rest of the season.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

4th, it's simple.


Portis was telling the truth. Lavar wouldn't be so stupid to go and try and discredit what Portis had to say.

Lavar knew there would be people who would back what Portis had to say about how Lavar and Sean Taylor really got along.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

4thFloor,
thanks for the reply. gotcha. i have seen lavar's remarks... uncomfortable... especially given everything that's come out since.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 18, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

^^^Just trying to answer dudes question......I thought we all knew what a fake ME Out Christian was.....Not that it's his religion, but that's how he came off...

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

People who proclaim to be Christians whom I have encountered use this tactic, being above everyone, in conveince....To try to be the bigger person...but they have never demostrated before or after said incident.

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 11:14 AM

Not really attemting to start a religious debate so I'll ask you this rhetorically but do you think those Chrisyians think they are really above everyone? Have they said that they were better than you? Or do you just automatically assume that because they say they are Christians that they are supposed to act that way? All the Christians I know know that they are no better than their neighbors and are inherently flawed as humans. They never look down on others. Judge not less ye be judged. That's not to say they won't judge just like everyone else because they are not perfect but don't claim to be. I'm not sure what type of "Christians" you talk to.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 18, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Has there been any reporting on how the OTA's are going yet? It's almost as if nothing is going on.

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

This team is built to play a 4-3.

Posted by: nadeemsx | May 18, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Captain Obvious..

Posted by: ga8085 | May 18, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 18, 2010 11:34 AM

I see it is fishing time @ The MArtha Stewart Fed Camp....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Portis does tell the truth- Zorn sucked, he was right about that.

I imagine the conversation was something like this:

Portis: "Coach, I run to da leff and it's like dey already know Portis gonna be there. It's like they waitin on Portis. We better do sumthin different."

Zorn: " That doesn't make any sense Clinton. I draw these plays up to work. Plus Danny said if I don't give you alot of carries he will ridicule me in public."

Portis:" But coach, dey know we gonna Portis to da leff."

Zorn:"Fine Clinton. It's 3rd and 8 anyway so sit down. We're going to throw a 2 yard pass to Antwaan."

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

"Yeah, but our man Brownwood is one of the few visionaries who said from the get-go that this is the position where Orakpo belonged. Tip of the cap to Brownwood.Posted by: beep-beep"

LOL don't you mean tip of the cap to yourself? I recall that being your vision, too.

Let's just say that Orakpo is every bit as much a linebacker as Terrell Suggs.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 18, 2010 8:00 AM

All thats good, but isn't the bottom line though that Orakpo is adept at rushing the quarterback.

The scheme last year when he played linebacker sort of took him away from dogging the QB.

On the flip side the 3-4 puts him in the linebacker position but increases his opportunities to rush the QB by 3-1 according to some analysis.

So it isn't so much the position, but that he will be doing the most what he is really good at and that is sacking the quarterback.

It seems this staff is atune to coaching to a players talent, no matter what position they are doing it from.

You would think Albert Haynesworth would have figured that out by now.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | May 18, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Skins fans can be pretty obnoxious too. I'm still pissed about the boos when they beat the Rams by only two points. A win is a win. Its just wrong to boo a win.

Posted by: dcsween


True that about 'Skins fans.

I know about the "win is a win" sentiment, but it's how they got the win that was unsettling.

For lack of a better example: It's like getting your socks blown by a chick who is a known STD cesspool. Even though you strapped it up, you'd still feel dirty.


And that's how I felt after that win.

Dirty in the event of climax.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

This team is built to play a 4-3.

Posted by: nadeemsx | May 18, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Captain Obvious..

Posted by: ga8085 | May 18, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

And the kickers were built to kick, and the offensive linemen were built to block.....

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Zeebs1
Like I said, I think we have enough guys who are in that are just over the 300 lb mark that will play DE in the 3-4 to make up for the fact that not one NT/DT on the team is over 320.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 18, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Oh my lawd...

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

And you play to win the game

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Zorn:"Fine Clinton. It's 3rd and 8 anyway so sit down. We're going to throw a 2 yard pass to Antwaan."

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse


Portis: "Now its 4th and 6"

Zorn: "Not a problem... Hunter!"

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 18, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

scampbell,

Not to continue the religious debate but I think 4th is saying that the Fake me out Christians are the ones carry the 'better than you' attitude when it's convenient, such as when they get exposed as phonies like Lavar did.

There's a big difference between the way Lavar handled things and the way, say, Darrell Green would have.

I think that's what he's trying to get across, but I ain't one to gossip so you didn't hear it from me.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 18, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

scampbell,

Not to continue the religious debate but I think 4th is saying that the Fake me out Christians are the ones carry the 'better than you' attitude when it's convenient, such as when they get exposed as phonies like Lavar did.

There's a big difference between the way Lavar handled things and the way, say, Darrell Green would have.

I think that's what he's trying to get across, but I ain't one to gossip so you didn't hear it from me.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 18, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Fake me out Christian?

- Gossip about everyone that attends their church including the pastor's daughter.

- Like to label people as 'whatever' if they don't agree with their views.

- Like to say they're straight up Christians and do and say everything to the contrary.

- Like to speak negatively about who has what on in church -- usually this happens when they're through speaking in tongues and getting the "holy ghost".

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 18, 2010 11:34 AM

I see it is fishing time @ The MArtha Stewart Fed Camp....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 11:38 AM

Whateves dude. I really am not trying to start anything. I said the other night that I was done with all that crap and I meant it. Not gonna take your bait either, just a simple question. PS. I wish it was a Martha Stewert Fed camp. Wasn't a gladiator city but not exactly "camp." The media is rarely correct on its deoictions of real life.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 18, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Fake me out Christian?

- Gossip about everyone that attends their church including the pastor's daughter.

- Like to label people as 'whatever' if they don't agree with their views.

- Like to say they're straight up Christians and do and say everything to the contrary.

- Like to speak negatively about who has what on in church -- usually this happens when they're through speaking in tongues and getting the "holy ghost".

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

These are more commonly known as Southern Baptists

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

A sage piece of advice I came up with in college, a universal tip that applies to any and every scenario one can find oneself in in any and every aspect of life.

If you get caught don't pull.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 18, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Fake me out Christian?

- Gossip about everyone that attends their church including the pastor's daughter.

- Like to label people as 'whatever' if they don't agree with their views.

- Like to say they're straight up Christians and do and say everything to the contrary.

- Like to speak negatively about who has what on in church -- usually this happens when they're through speaking in tongues and getting the "holy ghost".

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 11:47 AM |

I think those are typically Baptists although I'm sure they are in every church to some extent.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 18, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

ih8,

It's all in the game. They all follow Jesus Christ, Christians....
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Can we stop with the Lebron is the best basketball player on the planet crap?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Red, I wanted to apologize to you for all that BS the other day. Don't typically agree with you on a lot of things but do on some. Especially Skins related matters we are typically on the same page. Don't intend to take too many shots at you any more although I may slip up at times. Peace.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 18, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

For the record, I'm a Baptist, and I couldn't care less what you wear to church....just saying....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 18, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Bean, I was just kidding about the Baptist thing. Cheap shot I know.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 18, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Can we stop with the Lebron is the best basketball player on the planet crap?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 11:55 AM

Speaking of Lebron,

Wouldn't it be crazy if LaBron's peoples are the one who started the rumor of West (Pg County Born and raised) banging his mother so he has a reason not to come back to the team??

And does anyone watch VH1 BBall Wives? Areanas' Fiancee was on their last week cuz all the girls can talk about is she banged Shaq.....And the broad wasn't all that!

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Forrest Gump was also a Baptist

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 18, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

no worries, I do know the type thats being spoken of....I don't attend Church for the fashion show....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 18, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I'll admit to liking Pittsburgh the city, and to rooting for the Steelers as "my AFC team" dating back to my childhood. Also, Andy Warhol.

I choose to disregard the fact that the Penguins hail from the same city.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 18, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

4th,

1. is that really a show?

2. what possess'd you to watch it....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 18, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I'll admit to liking Pittsburgh the city, and to rooting for the Steelers as "my AFC team" dating back to my childhood. Also, Andy Warhol.

I choose to disregard the fact that the Penguins hail from the same city.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 18, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

4th, do you know why the Redskins had so many fans in the South in general and NC in particular? It's the same reason so many brothas in the DC area are Cowboys fans.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 18, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

and to rooting for the Steelers as "my AFC team" dating back to my childhood.
____________________________________

Nate;

It doesnt hurt that they are our favorite team to hate in MD is their rival.

Pittsburgh reminds me of old skins glory. They play smashmouth (or at least they did). Tradition etc... all things I was, key workd WAS, proud to say about our organization.

And Crosby sucks....

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

For those interested it was mentioned by Haslett that Orakpo rushed the passer about 250 out of 1000 snaps last season. I won't go back and watch all the games to see how many sacks were from DE and how many were from LB cause it would be just too depressing. Either way Haslett has said he wants Orakpo to be rushing the passer 750 out of 1000 snaps instead.

Posted by: Keiser | May 18, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

lh is referring to the last team to integrate i believe?

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

1. Yes

2. I'm Married and watching VH1 Reality Shows is a must to find common Ground.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

4th, do you know why the Redskins had so many fans in the South in general and NC in particular? It's the same reason so many brothas in the DC area are Cowboys fans.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 18, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse


Their companies offered them relocation packages?

I can understand Redskins fans from Boston, considering that is where they are originally from.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 18, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

4th, ha, well played....wild horses couldn't bring me to watch that....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 18, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 11:59 AM

First, why is it called basketball wives. I think only one of those chicks is actually "married" to an NBA player. One is the former fiance of Antoine Walker. Antoine Walker? That cat doesn't even have CBA money now. Why should anyone care about her lifestyle? Second, is VH1 the new BET? Why are all of its "celebrity"-based reality shows about black Z-listers?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 18, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

1. Yes

2. I'm Married and watching VH1 Reality Shows is a must to find common Ground.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Is Tough Love still on? That was one of my faves.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Skins fan from NC. Grandfather and father lived in DC for years, started getting season tix in 1961.

That's why I'm a fan.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

lh - Very Aware....The same reason, GP Marshall didn't want the existence of the Dallas Cowboys.....

If you are 45 and over and an area cowboys fan, you get a pass. If you are under, I see it more as an excuse to like them (unless your father was a fan, that is acceptable under law).....If that's the case, my grudges I still hold should be validated as well...but there not and am learning to just, 'get over it' as the people say....except for Gina (Tisha Campbell), I will never forgive her ending the show....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Forrest Gump was also a Baptist

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 18, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

The old scary guy from Poltergeist was also Baptist I believe.

Posted by: ga8085 | May 18, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

sween, if the home crowd had cheered that ugly win over the Rams, do you think the team would have beaten the Lions the following week in Detroit?

Setting aside whether it was the "right thing to do" -- and I do think booing was the right way to salute that abysmal performance -- I can't see what difference it would have made if the crowd hadn't responded so negatively to what was, as you correctly point out, a win.

(Aside from that moron Robert Henson whining about the fans on twitter. It probably would have taken several weeks for Henson to get there. After the week 6 home loss to the Cheeves, say.)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 18, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

SURE CANT WAIT TILL OTA'S START SO WE CAN GET SOME UPDATES

Posted by: GreatOne1 | May 18, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Second, is VH1 the new BET? Why are all of its "celebrity"-based reality shows about black Z-listers?


Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 18, 2010 12:10 PM

It's BET for the 25 and Older who can no longer stand watching those stupid Music Videos.

The Celeb-Reality thing is two fold...Get a known face who was atleast semi-big from a time not to far (anywhere from the 80s to now), and create lots and lots of Faux-drama, because that what sells in the Black community, which then people who watch believe that's how they should act in real life. And continue a generation of ignorance.

@ Ih8 - Tough Love is still on...But I don't watch....I can only currently stand to watch BBall Baby Mama Drama Show....Which is what the title of that show should have been.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I'll boo a crap performance regardless of outcome. [insert American Idol joke here].

I'll watch Road Rules Challenges w/ tha wife. Summa thoz S1ut7 are choice.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm not gonna lie. I got hooked on Jersey Shore.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I like how people have an NFC team and an AFC team. Next it's gonna be "my favorite NFC North team is the Vikings, but my favorite AFC West team is the Chargers". You should have 1 team and that's it, Redskins or bust!

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

4th- all that Faux drama sells in the white community too. Every female family member of mine watches that mess.

I've seen em all
Flavor of Love( the girl pooping her pants was awesome)

I love New York

Rock of Love

Tough Love

For the Love of Ray J

The one with Antonio Sabato

The one with the guy living at his parents

The formula is simple:
Skanks+ Free liquor+ Television cameras= instant success

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

"Faux drama" is not limited to black reality shows. It has been a staple of reality shows since season 1 of the "The Real World." Without faux drama and scripted adventures, no one would watch reality shows because, as we all know from our on lives, it would be boring TV. It's crazy to me that people are interested enough in Pepa and Jason Kidd's ex-wife, Lisa Raye, Tiny & Toya, and some unknown chicks in you name the city, to make it a mandatory part of their evening.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 18, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Aw, c'mon Monk. Back in tha dey you had to have a fav AFC team, 'cause one of the two or three games you were going to watch that week were AFC only.

Mines is the Dolphins... 'cause we need one more Stuporbowel as a rubber match!

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 18, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

funny, I was very 'pro' the Orakpo LB experiment last year. And after seeing the experiment, the guy belongs with his hand down. The reason he made sense at LB is that he's small, by DE standards, and reasonably fast. So people thought he'd struggle in the run game and might not be strong enough to get past NFL level OTs.

Well, Orakpo proved strong enough and his burst of the line gave NFL OTs problems. He held his own vs the run.

As an LB, though, despite his speed, he struggled in pass coverage and he wasn't anything special versus the run.

I agreed with the decision to see if he should be an LB in 2009. With what I saw, I came to the conclusion he should play with his hand down in 2010.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 18, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

not judging, but I'd rather carve my eye's out of my head with a soup spoon, that watch some of that garbage....to each their own...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 18, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

This in from the OTAYs….It’s been reported that Albert Haynesworth has reported to camp.

Wait…No it’s just cloud cover nobody’s bigger than the team.

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | May 18, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I like shows that make fun of reality shows. The Soup is the shizzle.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 18, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

came to the conclusion he should play with his hand down in 2010.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 18, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Not in a 3-4

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 18, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I agreed with the decision to see if he should be an LB in 2009. With what I saw, I came to the conclusion he should play with his hand down in 2010.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 18, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

It would look silly if he played with his hands up. He could guard the inbound pass.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

True - I take that back...And insert it with Females.....

LH - I liked that Pepa Show...can't even lie.....

@IH8 - Y'all even watched the Antonio Show...MY buck stopped there...

**raised my hand as a closeted Jersey Shore Watcher after hearing about it on the news**

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I admit that if the Redskins aren't in the playoffs there are certain teams that I wouldn't mind winning the SuperBowl. But there is only one team that gets me cussing at the television, throwing things around the house, and totally ruining my Sunday/Monday night, and that's the Redskins. The Redskins are first, everyone else is tied for 27th, with the Steelers, Giants, Eagles and Cowpies being last, and yes in that order!

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I love watching drunk chicks make fun of other drunk chick's muffin tops.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

I like shows that make fun of reality shows. The Soup is the shizzle.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 18, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Sooo meaty

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 18, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I like shows that make fun of reality shows. The Soup is the shizzle.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 18, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I started watching a show on Hulu, I can't remember the name of it. It comes from current tv or something like that. anyway it makes fun of all media, magazines, tv, internet. It's pretty funny.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I agreed with the decision to see if he should be an LB in 2009. With what I saw, I came to the conclusion he should play with his hand down in 2010.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 18, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

It would look silly if he played with his hands up. He could guard the inbound pass.

Posted by: iH8dallas

Which puts me in the strange position of agreeing with Zorn and not with Shanahan. Its an icky feeling ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 18, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Hoarders: Buried Alive on TLC is the shizzle as well.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 18, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Posted by: monk811 | May 18, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I like Intervention on A&E:

That one chick that was huffing computer duster was OUT OF CONTROL.

I sort of wanted to hang out with her though.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 18, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

LH - I liked that Pepa Show...can't even lie.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 18, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

She seems like a sweet girl, but man, her body looks like it comes equipped with some well sized testicles. She needs to get thicker and pull of that voluptuous look, cause she's way too manly lean with no hips and broad shoulders as of right now.

Posted by: ga8085 | May 18, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

I hate all reality TV.

All of it. Cool when I was younger -- I used to watch "The Real World" (Heard the one they filmed in D.C. sucked big time, BTW). But as an adult I can't think of anything more dreadful than scripted TV with terrible actors/actresses.

I remember a few years back I was watching some reality TV show on BET with a homegirl of mine. It's theme was blind dates with people getting pranked. After about 10 minutes into the show I suggested that if she didn't change the channel I'd leave. The "acting" was THAT horrible.

Much rather watch a movie I never seen before -- ANY movie, go outside if it's day, or get on the PS3.


I know I must be on the only black man on the planet that doesn't watch reality TV. I get grilled for it ALL the time...

Posted by: RedDMV | May 18, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

I was raised Baptist, grew up around Methodists & Presbyterians, and married into Catholics. From what I've seen on the inside, hypocrisy is prevalent in all to some degree. Very few are earnestly striving to change themselves to live as "WWJD".

Posted by: shanks1 | May 18, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope they work great together this year.
OH, where are the offensive linemen?

Posted by: shamken | May 19, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Nice to see a couple of guys who get it. now if FA would see the light

Posted by: RealConservative | May 19, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

I think the switch to 3-4 is going to be a disruption and step backwards for the defense.

Gregg Williams > Jim Haslett

How did New Orleans get G. Williams, and we wind up with Haslett?

Posted by: supattapone | May 19, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

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