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Chris Cooley to be examined after concussion

Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Monday that tight end Chris Cooley suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts, saying that the Redskins' second-leading receiver will be examined by a specialist in the next few days.

At his weekly news conoference, Shanahan said he was not surprised that Cooley tried to play with the injury. "He's a competitor. [He] probably didn't think it was anything big and wanted to go back in there."

Shanahan said that if Cooley has to miss playing time, backup tight end Fred Davis is a capable backup.

"Fred stepped up last year when Chris went down," Shanahan said. "Hopefully Chris won't be out. But if he is out, I have lot of confidence in Fred."


Shanahan also said that defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who was inactive for Sunday's game after missing practice time because of the death of his younger brother, is "getting back in the flow of things" and should be ready to face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field next Sunday. Some teammates said that Haynesworth had wanted to play Sunday night.

With the NFL trading deadline Tuesday, Shanahan said "there's a pretty good chance [Haynesworth] won't be traded."

"God, I'll be so glad when that's over with so I don't have to answer this question any more," he said. "We've been answering this question for the past six months every day. You'll just have to wait and see."

Asked whether Haynesworth could have helped against the Colts, Shanahan said, "You always want to play your best players. Rocky McIntosh would've been nice to have. Clinton Portis would've been nice to have. You've got to make a decision on what gives the best chance to win, based on who practices, what their conditions are. That's why you come up with your top 45 for the game."

He attributed the Redskins porous defense to missed tackles and players adjusting to the new scheme and gameplans.

By Rick Maese  | October 18, 2010; 3:17 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth, Chris Cooley  
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Comments

Those were 3 great plays by Buchanon and Landry. I really thought we were going to win the game when we got the ball back.

We should have run the ball when we had 2nd and 5. 3 chances to get 5 yards and had plenty of time. Our running game was shredding them.

Posted by: Rypien11 | October 18, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Instead the gameplan was to have AH eat crabcakes in the owner's box while Carter, Holliday and Golston play ring-around-the-rosy hoping Manning will get confused.

Posted by: p1funk |

The trouble with your plan--a good one in theory--is all those crabcakes Albert's inhaled while not attending practices, preseason or season. As a result, he not only didn't know what rosey to play ring around, but he gave a guy with little clue little choice (Haslet).

Has Albert EVER played an entire drive since he's been a redskin? Had he tried against Peyton's hurry up, he not only would have been a defensive liability, he's have risked a heart attack.

Notice Kemoeatu didn't play much either. He knew the plays but was too gassable and immobile to play against Peyton

Posted by: TheCork | October 18, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan said "there's a pretty good chance [Haynesworth] won't be traded."
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Next JR post: "Shanahan won't rule out Haynesworth trade!"

Boot ik!

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Then Detroit, who is down to their 3rd string QB.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 18, 2010 3:21 PM |

The 1st string will be back by the time we play them.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather trade DHall than Carlos. At least Carlos is in position to make INTs; and when he doesn't make them, he at least breaks up the pass. DHall just gets toasted down the line. He played awful yesterday.

Posted by: psps23 | October 18, 2010 3:14 PM

Sounds like this statement is from your heart rather than with your head....care to rephrase?

Do we REALLY know what happened on that Austin Collie TD over CR22's head? You can't believe the commentators because they don't know what play was called.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 18, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Seems like the standard line on concussions is three games. Time for Fred Davis to step up and I guess we'll see more of Paulsen. The thing that has impressed me the most about Cooley this season is he has really stepped up on his blocking. They will miss that with Davis in there. Not sure that Davis has the same rapport with McNabb that Cooley has. It will be interesting to see what the change with Davis in there.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 18, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Look at it this way. We need a big WR. I know we get Kelly back next year, but we have so many holes, where are we going to get one? Unless Shanny really luvs AJ Green, Julio Jones, or some of those other guys, I don't see us going WR in the 1st round. We probably would go D Line. So if we have a chance to dangle our 2nd round pick for VJ83 I would do it, b/c who's to say we won't be in this same situation next year? I like AA13 but we really need a big guy to start across from him and move Tana in slot.

As for corner, I wouldn't trade DHall, b/c he is lyk Asante Samuel, they both give up a lot of plays..but they make a lot also. DHall is a playmaker. Every defense needs one. We just need a true cover corner who can also catch a ball when thrown at him. Carlos non catches has become a liability. I could care less what he may do on the Raiders, if we get Nnamdi.

Posted by: roccoskins | October 18, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Then Detroit, who is down to their 3rd string QB.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 18, 2010 3:21 PM |

The 1st string will be back by the time we play them.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

We need a revenge game against those guys.

I think it happens, plus a win at Chicago(McNabb's hometown). 5-3.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 18, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I also have a lot of confidence in Fred.

And I don't even want to think about Detroit yet. With Stafford and Megatron both back ... and the Skins first inside game (esp. artificial surface), its plenty just to think about ragdolling Culter next week. How THAT guy doesn't have a concussion, I'll never guess. [Kitna in Detroit under Martz was a walking concussion.]

Doesn't matter that Seattle had there first road win over the Bears. Martz' offenses are dangerous and the Skins' weaknesses on the line of scrimmage means danger danger, Will Robinson.

Posted by: dcsween | October 18, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Then Detroit, who is down to their 3rd string QB.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 18, 2010 3:21 PM |

The 1st string will be back by the time we play them.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

We need a revenge game against those guys.

I think it happens, plus a win at Chicago(McNabb's hometown). 5-3.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 18, 2010 3:33 PM |

We better not ass hat these 2 games. They aren'r gimme's. I don't want to see this team playing catchup. Chicago has a rough defense and Detroit is going to start winning some games here soon. Put these teams away and have a decent record going into the bye. If we can get this thing figured out at the bye then we have a winnable schedule in the second half of the season. Perfect time for the bye. Especially for a new team like ours.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

"Do we REALLY know what happened on that Austin Collie TD over CR22's head? You can't believe the commentators because they don't know what play was called.......

Posted by: 4thFloor"

This is true, on both TD passes I can't say which guy was at fault, or if both corner and safety were at fault on both plays.

But over the past 3-4 weeks, I'm confident in saying Rogers has outperformed Hall. Since Hall's comments re: best receiver, he's been underwhelming. He played well against Philly (the entire secondary did), but other than that, he's been pedestrian.

Hopefully he picks it up.

Posted by: psps23 | October 18, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

And that CR22 1st INT was a catch/Down by contact. He caught the ball, took THREE steps and went to the ground, which caused the funble.....Anyone else see it that way?

Posted by: 4thFloor |

I thought of that as a possibility, but don't understand the rule well enough to know if it applied. Doesn't a player have to hit the ground AND hold onto the ball for it to be a catch/interception? Announcers didn't say.

But CR22 had enough time to bring the ball to his chest and cover it with his other arm, instead of leaving his elbow back so when it hit the ground, it catapulted the ball out.

I guess he was so surprised he actually caught the ball, that didn't occur to him.

Posted by: TheCork | October 18, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I don't like this game Sunday at all, especially the notion that these Skins might (or should) be favored on the road against a 4-2 team that just dropped a home game last week. We're certainly not going to surprise them.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

The Draft? The Draft? We're already talking the Draft?

So much changes between now and then ... except for the CBA, which won't be in signed till after August at the earliest.

Jammal Brown is not the answer at RT so Skins need another one. Is it just me are is the entire Skins' line minus Rabach gone? Skins need an upgradew at the line of scrimmage on the D side as well, which is both down linemen (remember when Skins used to have that position?) and LBs.

Finally, how many weeks has it been now since we've seen Chris Horton on the field? In those dime packages where Doughty couldn't play LB against the rush, can Horton be worse than that? Also, what about the other FB, Darrel Young. Has he gotten onto the field yet?

Posted by: dcsween | October 18, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't like this game Sunday at all, especially the notion that these Skins might (or should) be favored on the road against a 4-2 team that just dropped a home game last week. We're certainly not going to surprise them.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2010 3:42 PM |

I don't see how we could be favored unless we were at home.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Any Gulf Coast of Florida bloggers up here these days? I'll be there this weekend, and I'm looking for a bar in the Tampa to Sarasota corridor that has:

1) Really big TVs,
1) Will show the Skins/Bears, and
1) Sells beer.

And not necessarily in that order

Posted by: 4-12 | October 18, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Early line is Bears by 3.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 18, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Early line is Bears by 3.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 18, 2010 3:48 PM |

That sounds about right. Pressure Cutler and he turns into a quivering can of boiled crap.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Has Albert EVER played an entire drive since he's been a redskin? Had he tried against Peyton's hurry up, he not only would have been a defensive liability, he's have risked a heart attack.

Notice Kemoeatu didn't play much either. He knew the plays but was too gassable and immobile to play against Peyton

Posted by: TheCork | October 18, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse


Kemoeatu didn't play b/c he sucks and they are starting to realize that.

I know this - our best game defensively so far was against Philly. That was also AH's best game.

If AH were in there giving the same kind of push up the middle that he did against Philly, then some of those hurry-up drives would have lasted 2-3 plays instead of 10-11 plays because they would have been disrupted.

AH played the Colts 2 twice a year for about 8 seasons, so it's not like he's clueless as to how the Colts like to run their offense.

Would AH have been the answer last night? Who knows. But it's ridiculous to think he couldn't have contributed anything; and I doubt he'd have done worse than what the other guys did last night.

Posted by: p1funk | October 18, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Any Gulf Coast of Florida bloggers up here these days? I'll be there this weekend, and I'm looking for a bar in the Tampa to Sarasota corridor that has:

1) Really big TVs,
1) Will show the Skins/Bears, and
1) Sells beer.

And not necessarily in that order

Posted by: 4-12 | October 18, 2010 3:47 PM

Not from Tampa but this might help....

http://www.haruth.com/WRRemoteAreas.html#Florida

I went to some skins bar five years back for the playoff game...but don't remember the name...sorry.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 18, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Flacco is not a top QB in the league by any measure.

...Manning looks efficient, but Brady, to me, is the better thrower.


Rivers throws a great deep ball, but McNabb is the best deep ball thrower.

And now that he's changes his change, Mike Vick is another guy with a great arm.


Point?: there are a lot of very good quarterbacks in the league right now.

A few years ago, folks whined that the quarterback play wasn't all that.

Now, just about every team has 3 solid ball catchers and a golden boy to throw them passes.

The NFL is indeed a passing league.


Posted by: MistaMoe


MOE, your analysis is as full of holes as the Redskins defense. You got a lot right (Yes, Joe Flacco has a big arm, etc.) but there are some real befuddlers too.

"Manning looks efficient." That's like saying Miss November looks nice. "Efficient?" When you consider physical gifts and mental skills, he's the best QB I've ever seen. Yeah, Brady may be a "better thrower" but Brady plays Belichik's system. Manning plays Manning's system. They are both beyond great.

"McNabb is the best deep ball thrower" This may be semantics, because if you meant a guy who can just throw a ball, you may be right, but "passer?" No. He is far from the most accurate deep ball passer, behind Rivers, Brady, P. Manning, Rogers, etc,

And calling it a "passing league" as you have implies the receivers suddenly got more skilled and the QBs suddenly developed Golden Arms.

It's a "Passing league" because of the recent rule changes that make breathing on a WR a penalty and increased holding calls on offense--especially this year with the FJ in the offensive backfield.

But guess what? Passing/shmassing. If you can't run, you can't win in the NFL. If you can't stop the run, you can't win in the NFL. And that shows up--especially in the East and North divisions--when the chilly winds blow.

Posted by: TheCork | October 18, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

lmao at least the cowgirls are IN LAST PLACE!!! This REDSKIN TEAM WILL KEEP GETTING BETTER AND GELLING INTo THE NEW SYSTEMS! WE STILL NEED A BIG RECEIVER TO COME IN AND DOMINATE WISH WE WOULD HAVE SIGNED T.O. FOR THE YEAR! McNabb kept throwing some terrible balls BUT HE IS A HELL OF ALOT BETTER THAN THAT BUM jason campbell LMAO LMAO jason campbell WHAT A WASTE OF A 1ST RD PICK!!! WE NEED A BIG PLAYMAKER ON THE DLINE AS WELL TO COMPLEMENT ORAKPO! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MERRIMAN COME IN AS A BACK-UP! I think if this team could pull off a trade for Chris Long  cheap and MOVE HIM TO OLB ACROSS FROM ORAKPO THEY WOULD DOMINATE!! We would make hime alot better then how big of a disappointment he has been!!  HTTR!!! WE WILL GO 6-0 IN THE DIVISION BOOK IT!! THIS TEAM WILL GET ON A ROLL AND BECOME DOMINATE AND WE SHALL WIN THE NFC AND WIN THE SUPER BOWL IN TEXAS STADIUM!! BOOK IT!! HTTR!!! Bring on DA BEARS WE SHALL GET REVENGE PLAY SOME SMASHMOUTH KNOCK YOUR TEETH OUT FOOTBALL!! MARK IT DOWN THE REAL FUTURE CHAMPS WILL BE OUT OF THE DoC!!!

Posted by: warriorking1112 | October 18, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Nate, Skins are favored? That doesn't sound right to me. Bears are not horrible (though Skins' 3-3 is better than Bears' 4-2 in terms of who we beat ... but the Bears beat Green Bay too ... back before Green Bay was injured).

This game feels like it should be an even spread with low points (O/U about 36). Skins' yardage worst defense feels like danger danger up against Martz to me. Earl Bennett = scary. Manaloamamana = scary. Hester (didn't he get hurt? if not then = scary). Bears are getting almost 8 yards per throw.

Posted by: dcsween | October 18, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the link, PlayAction..

Posted by: 4-12 | October 18, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

That sounds about right. Pressure Cutler and he turns into a quivering can of boiled crap.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 3:51 PM

Cutler has been sacked 27 times. The next closest are all bunched around 18-19 (btwn Vick and Kolb, they took 20).

Posted by: dcsween | October 18, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Shanny knew something was up when the league front office called to complain about Cooley texting a picture of his junk to the Jets hospitality lady... shortly after Cooley went to the locker room with a suspected concussion suffered during last night's contest.

Cooley later tried to explain that he thought he was sending his MRI results to the local hospital... but was distracted when a jet passed low and loud over the stadium.

Reached for comment in Minnesota, Brett Favre said, "Aw shucks, now why didn't I think of that?"

Posted by: Vic1 | October 18, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

"Manning looks efficient." That's like saying Miss November looks nice.

Posted by: TheCork | October 18, 2010 3:59 PM

Cork, Miss November has large breasts and loves to get stuffed. Miss November is a turkey.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 18, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Wayyyyyy off topic but did anyone else laugh as hard as me when Jamal Brown's introduction graphic came up last night.

Dude, he looked like he had just smoked up with LaVar Arrington.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | October 18, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

scamp, sween, I should've mentioned that I read some NFL pontificator on the internets last night saying he expected the Skins to win at Chicago... that gave me the idea there might be people outside the fan base/Kool-Aid community who consider the Skins to be favorites going into this one.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Looking for 4 picks against Cutler. Will need to be in his face and should be with pitiful CHICAGO OL

Posted by: ElYeah | October 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

That sounds about right. Pressure Cutler and he turns into a quivering can of boiled crap.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 3:51 PM

Bust ANY QB's ass 9 times in one half of football, and send them out with a concussion.... they will turn into a quivering can of boiled crap.

Dude's getting mauled, he has good reason to be scared.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 18, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Looking for 4 picks against Cutler. Will need to be in his face and should be with pitiful CHICAGO OL

Posted by: ElYeah | October 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I hope so, along with 6 sacks

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 18, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

... and he turns into a quivering can of boiled crap.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 3:51 PM

In my former role as trying to act like the local smarty pants know it all, I gotta remark that I haven't been able to find the boiling stuff in cans, but it does come in jars.

Posted by: dcsween | October 18, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

These concussions are f'ing up the game. All they have to do it start throwing flags in the pre season. Throw em on every helmet to helmet play all pre season long.

That would force every player, coach, and team to stop using the helmet as a weapon.

Suspensions are too late, they come after the concussion.

I don't think the NFL wants the big hits to stop. They just want it to appear that they do.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 18, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Looking for 4 picks against Cutler. Will need to be in his face and should be with pitiful CHICAGO OL

Posted by: ElYeah | October 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I hope so, along with 6 sacks

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 18, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse
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And Forte on his back responding to the question of how many fingers are being held up, 'Orakpo!'

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

It's kinda funny that Barno1 starts showing his face around Redskins Insider at the exact same time he's on a personal crusade to get Poopy McPoop banned.

Posted by: ralph_melish | October 18, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

It's nice to see that Barno1 is still up to his old tricks of insulting various posters who he disagrees with. Nice seeing him tell people how to be "real" fans, what "real" fans can and cannot do, how "real" fans act. Nice also to see Barno1 calling people idiots, morons, etc.

Nothing like being a bully on the internet huh Barno1?

While you're at it, telling people how to how to not act why don't you tell everyone just how you're smearing Poopy_McPoop in some pathetic attempt to get him banned from the site. Why don't you tell people how you're Anti-American and why you spit on the 1st Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech.

C'mon Barno1 time to man up and tell everyone about the lies you're emailing The Post and Dan Steinberg in your sad attempt to get Poopy banned.

Also Barno1, while you're manning up, why don't you tell everyone how you're a convicted e? Or how bout you tell everyone how you got your dog killed because you thought it'd be fun to pull a Mike Vick and get into dog fighting? Or how about telling everyone how you make homophobic and xenophobic comments both on the internet and in public?

C'mon Barno1, time to be a big boy and fess up to your sins.

Posted by: ralph_melish | October 18, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Also, if the can is quivering, it's probably time to look for a stronger metal for your boiling-crap containers... maybe tinker with the alloy composition a bit.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Looking for 4 picks against Cutler. Will need to be in his face and should be with pitiful CHICAGO OL

Posted by: ElYeah | October 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I hope so, along with 6 sacks

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 18, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse
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And Forte on his back responding to the question of how many fingers are being held up, 'Orakpo!'

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

We should have a field day with Cutler. Fletcher or Landry will put Forte on this now legendary hit list.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 18, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

m Martz offense likes to wait for deep patterns to develop, usually

key word: wait

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 18, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Skins are definately improving! Should be able to handle the Bears, note to Hunter the Punter,and Gano..do not kick to Devin Hester! Kick it away from him everytime.

Posted by: VegasJim | October 18, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TEAM, IT'S ABOUT SHANAHAN'S EGO. SHANNY WILL COME UP WITH A REASON TO INACTIVATE HAYNESWORTH AGAIN THIS WEEKEND.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 18, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

beep-beep

"NFL has to suspend players after hits like that."

The former D2 strong safety in me has issues with this idea.

You cannot encourage more passing, then demand that no one gets tackled or hit in an unacceptable way. ....

Let the guys make plays or put flags on their hips and call the game something else.

Like Fag Football.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 18, 2010 10:35 AM
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Well, MistaMoe, looks like the suspensions are coming. This from Jason LaCanfora:

Ray Anderson, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, said Monday that harsher fines and even suspensions could be coming immediately for helmet-to-helmet hits, even for first-time offenders.

Anderson is involved with all levels of on-field discipline. After watching several Week 6 hits that he termed "egregious," "flagrant," and "really disturbing," Anderson said the league "will be more proactive" in dealing with any cases of potential head and neck trauma.

Sorry if this is what you like to term "Fag Football" but some of those hits we saw yesterday could be prosecuted as assault with a deadly weapon.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 18, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TEAM, IT'S ABOUT SHANAHAN'S EGO. SHANNY WILL COME UP WITH A REASON TO PUT HAYNESWORTH ON THE INACTIVCE LIST AGAIN THIS WEEKEND.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 18, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

"Wayyyyyy off topic but did anyone else laugh as hard as me when Jamal Brown's introduction graphic came up last night.

Dude, he looked like he had just smoked up with LaVar Arrington."

HAHAHAHA, I know I thought it was Young Geezy the F'in rapper! Maybe he should try rappin though bc he certainly sucks at his current job!!!!!

Posted by: jefferboy | October 18, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

As much as I hated playing the Amoeba (sp) Defense, it worked at first. We should have had 3 early picks but that didn't happen. Haslett's mistake was not adjusting when Colts got smart and started running, we needed some hosses in there. AH was having his chin wiped and Rocky Mac was doing Sudoku. We need to be more physical against the Bears.

Posted by: gbraxton7 | October 18, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Redskins will beat the Bears.

Chicago's wide receivers and quarterback are not in the class of Matt Schaub and the Texans or Peyton Manning.

The Redskins defense will pressure Cutler who is close to immobile in the pocket and cause turnovers.

On the other side of the ball, the Bears secondary can be thrown on and McNabb will be able to move the ball.

The Redskins are 3-3 but have had a very difficult schedule.

Facing Romo, Schaub, Rodgers and Manning already the Redskins will be able to defense Cutler and Co.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | October 18, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

"Fred stepped up last year when Chris went down," Shanahan said. "Hopefully Chris won't be out. But if he is out, I have lot of confidence in Fred."

Huh? Since when? Roughly translated: "I have no other choice than to start Fred."

I hope FD grabs this chance and studies hard this week. He does seem to like the limelight.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 18, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Cooley won't play and Shanny will probably deactivate Fred Davis....that's how Shanny rolls...........

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 18, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather trade DHall than Carlos. At least Carlos is in position to make INTs; and when he doesn't make them, he at least breaks up the pass. DHall just gets toasted down the line. He played awful yesterday.

Posted by: psps23 | October 18, 2010 3:14 PM

Agreed. Los is easily our best CB. He can cover and tackle but is allergic to the ball. DHall is a playmaker with great hands but he couldn't cover his shadow or tackle his sister. Therefore he's rarely in a position to get his hands on any potential INTS.

Shocking how the DHall fan club (p1funk-president) simply chooses to ignore DHall's play each week when assigning blame for the inability of this secondary to defend the pass.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 18, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Also, if the can is quivering, it's probably time to look for a stronger metal for your boiling-crap containers... maybe tinker with the alloy composition a bit.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2010 4:52 PM | R

I was thinking along the lines of Cranberry Sauce fresh from the can, You know how it comes out all gelatinous and jiggly? Yep, mix that with a pile of poo and you get Cutler under pressure...weak in the knees, brown, and crying.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

The Colts did put in a bid for D. Thomas. If the colts had picked him up, DT would have had at least 5 catches and a touchdown.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 18, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Fat Alby Beepos

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 18, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

And that CR22 1st INT was a catch/Down by contact. He caught the ball, took THREE steps and went to the ground, which caused the funble.....Anyone else see it that way?

Posted by: 4thFloor |

I thought of that as a possibility, but don't understand the rule well enough to know if it applied. Doesn't a player have to hit the ground AND hold onto the ball for it to be a catch/interception? Announcers didn't say.

But CR22 had enough time to bring the ball to his chest and cover it with his other arm, instead of leaving his elbow back so when it hit the ground, it catapulted the ball out.

I guess he was so surprised he actually caught the ball, that didn't occur to him.

Posted by: TheCork | October 18, 2010 3:41 PM

Do we REALLY know what happened on that Austin Collie TD over CR22's head? You can't believe the commentators because they don't know what play was called.......


Actually that one wasn't CR's fault he was suppose to have safety help because it was a two deep zone...moore just bit on the outside receiver...looking back, i really dont know why he did that.

Posted by: culprit59 | October 18, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

And that CR22 1st INT was a catch/Down by contact. He caught the ball, took THREE steps and went to the ground, which caused the funble.....Anyone else see it that way?

Posted by: 4thFloor |

I thought of that as a possibility, but don't understand the rule well enough to know if it applied. Doesn't a player have to hit the ground AND hold onto the ball for it to be a catch/interception? Announcers didn't say.

But CR22 had enough time to bring the ball to his chest and cover it with his other arm, instead of leaving his elbow back so when it hit the ground, it catapulted the ball out.

I guess he was so surprised he actually caught the ball, that didn't occur to him.

Posted by: TheCork | October 18, 2010 3:41 PM

Do we REALLY know what happened on that Austin Collie TD over CR22's head? You can't believe the commentators because they don't know what play was called.......


Actually that one wasn't CR's fault he was suppose to have safety help because it was a two deep zone...moore just bit on the outside receiver...looking back, i really dont know why he did that.

Posted by: culprit59 | October 18, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

And that CR22 1st INT was a catch/Down by contact. He caught the ball, took THREE steps and went to the ground, which caused the funble.....Anyone else see it that way?

Posted by: 4thFloor |

I thought of that as a possibility, but don't understand the rule well enough to know if it applied. Doesn't a player have to hit the ground AND hold onto the ball for it to be a catch/interception? Announcers didn't say.

But CR22 had enough time to bring the ball to his chest and cover it with his other arm, instead of leaving his elbow back so when it hit the ground, it catapulted the ball out.

I guess he was so surprised he actually caught the ball, that didn't occur to him.

Posted by: TheCork | October 18, 2010 3:41 PM

Do we REALLY know what happened on that Austin Collie TD over CR22's head? You can't believe the commentators because they don't know what play was called.......


Actually that one wasn't CR's fault he was suppose to have safety help because it was a two deep zone...moore just bit on the outside receiver...looking back, i really dont know why he did that.

Posted by: culprit59 | October 18, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

And that CR22 1st INT was a catch/Down by contact. He caught the ball, took THREE steps and went to the ground, which caused the funble.....Anyone else see it that way?

Posted by: 4thFloor |

I thought of that as a possibility, but don't understand the rule well enough to know if it applied. Doesn't a player have to hit the ground AND hold onto the ball for it to be a catch/interception? Announcers didn't say.

But CR22 had enough time to bring the ball to his chest and cover it with his other arm, instead of leaving his elbow back so when it hit the ground, it catapulted the ball out.

I guess he was so surprised he actually caught the ball, that didn't occur to him.

Posted by: TheCork | October 18, 2010 3:41 PM

Do we REALLY know what happened on that Austin Collie TD over CR22's head? You can't believe the commentators because they don't know what play was called.......


Actually that one wasn't CR's fault he was suppose to have safety help because it was a two deep zone...moore just bit on the outside receiver...looking back, i really dont know why he did that.

Posted by: culprit59 | October 18, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

And that CR22 1st INT was a catch/Down by contact. He caught the ball, took THREE steps and went to the ground, which caused the funble.....Anyone else see it that way?

Posted by: 4thFloor |

I thought of that as a possibility, but don't understand the rule well enough to know if it applied. Doesn't a player have to hit the ground AND hold onto the ball for it to be a catch/interception? Announcers didn't say.

But CR22 had enough time to bring the ball to his chest and cover it with his other arm, instead of leaving his elbow back so when it hit the ground, it catapulted the ball out.

I guess he was so surprised he actually caught the ball, that didn't occur to him.

Posted by: TheCork | October 18, 2010 3:41 PM

Do we REALLY know what happened on that Austin Collie TD over CR22's head? You can't believe the commentators because they don't know what play was called.......


Actually that one wasn't CR's fault he was suppose to have safety help because it was a two deep zone...moore just bit on the outside receiver...looking back, i really dont know why he did that.

Posted by: culprit59 | October 18, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to the "two tight end" lineup that was talked about prior to the season? More Shanahan BS.

Posted by: dcjazzman | October 18, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

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