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Posted at 6:45 PM ET, 12/ 5/2010

CB Phillip Buchanon benched in second half

By Barry Svrluga


The Redskins entered Sunday's game against the Giants with a depleted secondary. Cornerback Carlos Rogers was out with a hamstring problem for the second time in three weeks, and safety LaRon Landry missed his third straight game with an Achilles' tendon injury.

With that, veteran Phillip Buchanon, who has played well over the past month, started at cornerback. But by the second half, Buchanon had been replaced by third-year cornerback Kevin Barnes. Coach Mike Shanahan was asked why.

"Because he wasn't playing good enough in the first half," Shanahan said. "He was benched."

That left Barnes with his most extensive playing time of his career. He was credited with three tackles and one pass defended. Buchanon was in on four tackles in the first half, and he also broke up one pass.

By Barry Svrluga  | December 5, 2010; 6:45 PM ET
 
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Comments

The WR Hagan, was torching Buchanon and he needed to be benched. I haven't been too impressed with him. In my book he's only made a handful of meaningful plays this year. He is only good for depth.

Posted by: 72Redskins | December 5, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

It's time for some rational thought: so this week Montgomery replaced Hicks and Barns replaced Buchanon based on playing results. Question: did the latter replace the former starters because they elevated their level of play or because the ex-starters were playing at a lower level?

Posted by: sweetsweetlou | December 5, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

DT tipped a punt after a bad snap, downed a punt, and had a tackle.

He also had NO catches. DT will be cut again when Nicks or Smith come back. The mistake we was keeping DT and letting Hagans go when we had him in camp.

He didn't come back to "haunt" us or justify his draft status. He is who we thought he was, a 2nd RD bust that plays special teams.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 5, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

The Giant's Hagan is not the Marques Hagans we had in camp the last 2 years.

Posted by: 72Redskins | December 5, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Too many losers on this team that don't expect to win. Cut bait, move on and up.

Posted by: Realness1 | December 5, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

The Giant's Hagan is not the Marques Hagans we had in camp the last 2 years.

Posted by: 72Redskins | December 5, 2010 7:00 PM |

You're right our Hagans went to UVA and their Hagans went to Arizona State.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 5, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

31 has never been a very good corner. You have to put 25 on the field because you have to know what you got. As for DT, he is a tremendous athelete, however, he has mush for brians. He got cut by Carolina, who has ZERO recievers minus SS. Diesel is right, DT will be back modeling after NYG says thanks and get out of our building!

Posted by: dpshultzfam | December 5, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

A good young Bucs team is coming to town next week.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 5, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

This team is now playing for draft order, 5-11 is all they will muster this year. The Defense is none exsiting and the Offense is worse. The poor excuse for and OL continues to haunt a team who knew its needs prior to the draft. McNabb is what they thought he was in Philly, and with no help at the OL he is what he is, Awful ! Another wasted Year and another wasted Sunday. Snyder is the PT Barnum of the NFL, every year he sells the same old product with the illusion of greatness. Bravo Mr Snyder, you are who we thought you were.

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | December 5, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

The funny thing is next year this time, most will be surprised to be in this same position again.

Posted by: noluvdr | December 5, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

So, hiw are the offseason acquisitions by the new group of Geniuses going:

RB Fast Willie--GONE
RB Johnson--GONE
QB McNabb--Ineffective
WR Galloway--GONE
ORT Brown --Ineffective (hurt)
OG Artis Hicks--Benched
DB Buchanon--Benched
DE Carriker--Adequate
NT Kemoeatu--ineffective
NT Holiday --average
WR Roydell Williams--ineffective

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Posted by: TheCork | December 5, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

The score is whatever.

The thing that ticks me off is that this whole affair was Zorn-worthy.

The team looked unprepared, got smashed early, then played like they didn't give a big fat you-know-what and gave up by the middle of the 2nd quarter.

WTH.

Where are the professionals that are supposed to be running this show?

I saw no difference between what got rolled out on the field today, and the maulings we took at the hands of the Gmen under Zorn.

None.

5 turnovers?

A punt blocked by a dude that we cut?

And this recent Haynesworth debacle is just the cherry on top. We could have used him on the field - I don't care what anyone says. Our Dline was PATHETIC and we absolutely could have used AH.

I know. The apologists will take a dump on AH and say that Shanny needs to bench him b/c its part of building a "winning" culture.

That's some winning culture we saw today...bravo Chief Architect Shanny...

Posted by: p1funk | December 5, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

A good young Bucs team is coming to town next week.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 5, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse


The bucs are going to have their way with us.

Raheem Morris and his team of draft picks is going to have their way with Fake-Tan Shanny and his sorry squad of hand-picked horrible veterans...but hey, at least they follow marching orders and that's the important thing to Shanny - obedience - it's more important than winning with talent...

Posted by: p1funk | December 5, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

So, hiw are the offseason acquisitions by the new group of Geniuses going:

RB Fast Willie--GONE
RB Johnson--GONE
QB McNabb--Ineffective
WR Galloway--GONE
ORT Brown --Ineffective (hurt)
OG Artis Hicks--Benched
DB Buchanon--Benched
DE Carriker--Adequate
NT Kemoeatu--ineffective
NT Holiday --average
WR Roydell Williams--ineffective

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Posted by: TheCork | December 5, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Very astute observation. may I suggest you downgrade Carriker to ineffective or just plan pathetic...Everything else is GM worthy on your part--Nice job!

Posted by: dpshultzfam | December 5, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Too many losers on this team that don't expect to win. Cut bait, move on and up.

AH draws a double every time he's on the field. Makes everyone better. We do not have 3-4 personnel right now. Where is the play to the strength of the talent in all 3 areas?

Posted by: Realness1 | December 5, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Damn! Holy Noses!

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 5, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand why every one is mad. This is Bruce and Shanny's first year. That means they are seeing what they can keep. Over the next two years we've got to get younger which means they won't trade draft picks like Cerrato used to do. They've got it under control. Our team will be gutted during the offseason. We'll be ok.

Posted by: mrcssylvester | December 6, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

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