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Horton Named NFL Rookie of the Month

Not bad for a seventh-round pick, eh? Chris Horton has been named the NFL defensive rookie of the month. He is the first Redskins player to win the award since Fred Smoot in 2001.

Horton, the 249th overall pick in the April draft, has started twice and intercepted three passes and recovered a fumble in those games. He is tied for the NFC lead in interceptions.

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By Jason La Canfora  |  October 2, 2008; 11:39 AM ET
 
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Parker wasn't hurt in the Philly game. I think he was injured towards the end of it. He ended up with 13 carries.

Posted by: psps23 | October 2, 2008 11:34 AM

Psps,

Then I agree that only calling 15 run plays was dumb, you can not drop back 30 some times against that defense with that offensive line.

This is what Romo was able to do against Philly, but Dallas offensive line is really good and Romo is nimble.

T. Romo 21/30 312 10.4 3 1

They did not sack him once.

Chicago had succes throwing it as well:

K. Orton 18/34 199 5.9 3 2

They sacked him 4 times.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 2, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Horton good work

Posted by: alex35332 | October 2, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Totally awesome news, congrats to the front office for picking this dude, to the coaches and teammates who put him in a position to make these plays, and to Horton for making those plays... so much fun to watch... AND he has those dreads flopping around, which makes everything he does on the field 64% cooler...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 2, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

congrats to horton! now he just needs to stay "medium" and keep that nose to the grindstone.

Posted by: braker19cleartheline | October 2, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

The media loves philly, how did he beat out "he's gone" Jackson?

Posted by: Pleepleus | October 2, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Horton is the man!

He needs to be on the field, plain and simple. If they sit this guy, as they did with LaVar Arrington, then absolutely nothing has changes in this organization.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | October 2, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I am sorry I just don't agree with you guys about CP. Maybe he is not a home run hitter, but he has been huge this year, has a great nose for endzone, reads his blocks well, and gets yards in huge chink in the second half? I mean can anyone find one fault i his game this year?

Even in the 31 yarder last week, you might ask why didnt he break it....but two safeties were deep on that play so they were in position to make the tackle. It wasn't like he had a chance to out run them. Also he is so good at running in traffic, that he is often in traffic....so when he busting 5, 6, 10 yeard runs its with defenders all around him. Most backs go down there, but he can churn it out even with little space...

I wouldn't trade CP for another back in the league right now. Am I a homer, sure, but the dude ballz.

Posted by: chrislarry | October 2, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: chrislarry | October 2, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Has anyone ever wondered why Washingotn has to win three stright and beat dallas to even get a highlight on sports center, but the Cardinals and eagles can lose over and over again yet continually be given the benefit of the doubt and high media coverage?

Posted by: Pleepleus | October 2, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Man im proud of this kid. You could see it in his first play ever recovered the onside in the first preseason game(who does that anyways) and hasnt looked back since.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 2, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

guru, i think "they" is gregggggg gggggrilliams, and he is gone, so things have changed already.

Posted by: braker19cleartheline | October 2, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Really happy for Horton. He rents his condo from a friend of mine and my friend said he's the nicest dude in the world, very understated and shy. I love it.


CL,

I wouldn't trade CP for anyone right now either but I am a homer. If you watch early highlights I think you'll see a difference in his explosiveness. That is all that I'm saying, he's not the home run hitter he used to be. As someone said yesterday I think he's gotten better at getting the tough yards though.

On a positive note, Betts looks to be running alot better this year than last.

Posted by: Gweez | October 2, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Pitt does not have the OL that we do. In fact they have one of the worse lines in the NFL, letting to many good players go lately. That is why it is hard to use them to compare the Skins against the iggles.

The Skins will be able to run and the draw play will open deep passes. The blitz can be defended on by moving the pocket, so I see that happen as well.

I was more concerned with dallas than philly and believe that the Skins are a confident team and "level" thanks to Zorn and Blache. They will keep the players from getting overconfident and will put together a great game plan.

Skins win 27-17 scoring over 20 points once again!

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 2, 2008 11:46 AM |

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 2, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Nah, I am NOT the Sports_Guru. I actually thought about changing the name after I read some of that guys comments, but I can't figure out how.

Posted by: ColumbiaRd_SportsGuru | October 2, 2008 9:04 AM

Lay off this poor guy, he is not me. If he was, he would be pointing out how wrong you guys are for going overboard for Jason Campbell after 3 games.

So there!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | October 2, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Chicago had succes throwing it as well:

K. Orton 18/34 199 5.9 3 2

They sacked him 4 times.

Posted by: Flounder21

Definitely wouldn't call Chicago successful throwing the ball there. True, Orton had 3 TDs, but he also had 4 sacks, 2 INTs, and 2 Fumbles that were lost.

And against Dallas, Philly inexplicably sat back and decided not to blitz. If they opt for that, then I'm all for JC picking them apart. I'm betting against them choosing that strategy though.

Posted by: psps23 | October 2, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | October 2, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to Horton, well deserved.

Nate, just curious how you came up with the factor of 64% cooler??

guru, how you made the leap from Horton to Lavar is just beyond comprehension.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 2, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't trade CP for another back in the league right now. Am I a homer, sure, but the dude ballz.

Posted by: chrislarry | October 2, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

CL you got it right bro, 0 flaws in his game. he gives more effort than almost anyone on the field. His pass blocking might be the best in the NFL right now at HB. Atleast once a game he blows up the other teams priemier pass rusher. Betts on teh other hand is not so hot. Whenever there is a pressure on Campbell it's usually the result of a missed chip by Betts.

Posted by: Pleepleus | October 2, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

i agree about portis. except i would take AP, LT, westbrook, and steven jackson over him. even LT is starting to wear down though.

Posted by: gregegeg | October 2, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

"Horton Named NFC Rookie of the Month"

DeSean who? Please Philadelphia....

Posted by: psps23 | October 2, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

guru, how you made the leap from Horton to Lavar is just beyond comprehension.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 2, 2008 11:56 AM

He is reaching for negative stuff to post...

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 2, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

i agree about portis. except i would take AP, LT, westbrook, and steven jackson over him. even LT is starting to wear down though.

Posted by: gregegeg | October 2, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

greg the skins offense utalizes a blocking hb alot in pass protection. westbrook and jackson can throw some blocks but AP is terrible. A big play running back doens't win you games. Ask MIN.

Posted by: Pleepleus | October 2, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to Horton, well deserved.

Nate, just curious how you came up with the factor of 64% cooler??

guru, how you made the leap from Horton to Lavar is just beyond comprehension.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 2, 2008 11:56 AM

LaVar was sat, because he went public with his issues regarding The Danny and a missing 6.5 million dollars from his contract.

The Danny did the same thing to Laverneous Coles by telling him that since he wasnt going to play ball, the closest he would get to the field was watching it at home on a flat screen.

The Danny decides who plays and who sits, plain and simple. The Danny cost us big time in LaVar's final season, and screwed us royally by chasing him out of town. It destroyed LaVar as well, who was very tied to the team and us fans. He never recovered and is now out of the game.

I don't want to see Horton sit, because The Danny or the front office feel he needs to sit for whatever reason, besides play on the field.

I hope that clears it up for you.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | October 2, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

And against Dallas, Philly inexplicably sat back and decided not to blitz. If they opt for that, then I'm all for JC picking them apart. I'm betting against them choosing that strategy though.

Posted by: psps23 | October 2, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

They did it becasue they don't haev anyone that can go with Owens or Witten. Say what you want about their "talented backfeild" but they completely changed their game from fear of Romo's quick release. They didn't trust the backfield to keep the recievers locked up.

Posted by: Pleepleus | October 2, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Desean is gonna hear a who this weekend

Posted by: Zeebs | October 2, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Curz, ya think??

Why bother posting, I don't get it?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 2, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

CP26 is a beast its amazing some poeple here dont get it. When it rains the ground gets wet. When you change your running style from an outside stretch runner to an inside power guy, gaining 20 pouds in the process your going to lose a step not to mention hes not a exactly a spring chicken anymore, this is when backs start slowing up and depending more on their experience. The other aspects that he bring to the RB position cannot be understated, he is second to none when you compare everything thats has to be done to be an all around RB.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 2, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Well, he's actually 64.35 % cooler...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 2, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't trade Portis for any back in the league. Over a week ago Barber was this juggernaut - now what.

Remember, our line is small (getting bigger?) and we didn't have the pass attack to allow holes past the line to develop.

If all goes as well as it has been, we'll be seeing mounting rushing yards for all our RBs.

And sorry, cl, didn't recognize u w/o the cAse SEnsITiviTy!

...Zeeb, why would I be ITA'd?

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 2, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I hope that clears it up for you.

Posted by: Sports_Guru

Yep, you're an idiot, thats coming through loud and clear.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 2, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

They did it becasue they don't haev anyone that can go with Owens or Witten.

Posted by: Pleepleus | October 2, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Well, seeing as how Moss is a better 1 vs 1 player than either Owens or Witten, I'll be happy to see them try and match-up with him.

Yes, I said it.

Posted by: psps23 | October 2, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

the one neg @ reg is no ChRiS lARRy

Posted by: chrislarry | October 2, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

The WAPO IT dept needs to block sports_guru's IP address. Each word I read is making me dumber by leaps and bounds.

Posted by: DJSaulTNuts | October 2, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

CP26 is a beast its amazing some poeple here dont get it. When it rains the ground gets wet. When you change your running style from an outside stretch runner to an inside power guy, gaining 20 pouds in the process your going to lose a step not to mention hes not a exactly a spring chicken anymore, this is when backs start slowing up and depending more on their experience. The other aspects that he bring to the RB position cannot be understated, he is second to none when you compare everything thats has to be done to be an all around RB.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 2, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing to me that you don't get that you just repeated what dealer and I said.

He's not the home run hitter he used to be but he's good at other things. Geeze people lighten up. Next I'm going to have to hear that I'm not a true skins fan...

Posted by: Gweez | October 2, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the clarification, JohnD.

Obviously when I ran the screen grabs of Horton's haircut through the CoolCompare2000 I had it set to round the output to the nearest whole number.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 2, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

i agree about portis. except i would take AP, LT, westbrook, and steven jackson over him. even LT is starting to wear down though.

Posted by: gregegeg | October 2, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

greg the skins offense utalizes a blocking hb alot in pass protection. westbrook and jackson can throw some blocks but AP is terrible. A big play running back doens't win you games. Ask MIN.

Posted by: Pleepleus


No doubt about it that CP is the premier blocking back in the league. especially valuable with the passrushers in our division and the inconsistencies with our line over the past few years due to injuries/other issues. either way i (though extremely biased) can't see how CP isn't considered a top 5 back in this league. I completely agree with Portis in his interview about what his production would be like in another system.

But about AP, think how much worse the vikes would be without him. I think them losing has to do with a lot of other issues that the vikings have, issues the skins currently don't have at the moment.

Posted by: gregegeg | October 2, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I have agreed with dealer and gweez as well about CP. But I love the guy and think he is freaking amazing and wouldn't trade him for anyone. He is by far my favorite Skin.

also, does it make me a bad person if i actually like b dawkins and his game? just thought i'd give an eagle some love in light of the congenial nature up here today.

Posted by: braker19cleartheline | October 2, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I have typed it before, and I will type it again, Horton needs to start if for no other reason than all good teams have one DB with long flowing dreadlocks!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 2, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

My .02 cents. Running is one of the keys to beating Philly. Running by JC is paramount. If he can beat some of those corner and safety outside blitzes by exploiting the holes in the middle, we're good. If he can be as elusive as he has lately, we're good. Hot routes, CP, and Betts are the other keys. Pound the ball and hit screens.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 2, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Sports_Guru, I'll take the bait... is there anything, anything at all, that anyone has done or said that you can cite as evidence that there is any possibility that Chris Horton would be treated the way LaVar and Laveranues were treated?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 2, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Horton is the starting SS.

Posted by: siris | October 2, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

also, does it make me a bad person if i actually like b dawkins and his game? just thought i'd give an eagle some love in light of the congenial nature up here today.

Posted by: braker19cleartheline | October 2, 2008 12:15 PM

It absolutely makes you a bad person.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 2, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I don't want to see Horton sit, because The Danny or the front office feel he needs to sit for whatever reason, besides play on the field.

I hope that clears it up for you.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | October 2, 2008 12:01 PM

Wow...just wow.

I thought you just had it in for JC and said stupid things relating to him because of that hatred, but you've now proven that you just know NOTHING about Redskin football.

The whole "our owner makes coaching decisions, too" thing happens in Oakland, not here. Snyder is every bit the a-hole folks presume him to be, but I'm pretty sure he's not deciding who plays and sits. And even if he did, why would he sit a productive rookie safety? If he intervened it would be get the kid to play MORE since he's garnering a buzz and is a more dynamic player than Doughty is.

I know this might be a challenge, but try it out: think before you type. I'm sure you'd get a much better response from the RI Nation if you did.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 2, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Ah - the cool meter 2000.1A runs it into the thousandth of decimal points - essential when you are comparing NFL coolness factors

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 2, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse


CP26 is a beast its amazing some poeple here dont get it. When it rains the ground gets wet. When you change your running style from an outside stretch runner to an inside power guy, gaining 20 pouds in the process your going to lose a step not to mention hes not a exactly a spring chicken anymore, this is when backs start slowing up and depending more on their experience. The other aspects that he bring to the RB position cannot be understated, he is second to none when you compare everything thats has to be done to be an all around RB.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 2, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing to me that you don't get that you just repeated what dealer and I said.

He's not the home run hitter he used to be but he's good at other things. Geeze people lighten up. Next I'm going to have to hear that I'm not a true skins fan...

Posted by: Gweez | October 2, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Just dont get it why would you say a statement like hes lost a step. Did you assume he was going to gain a step? Thats is a serious question are you saying that he lost a step to emphasis what a good pass blocker he is. I just dont know why you would state an obviously pointless comment. Heres some more carlos has bad hands, Moss is fast. But really i would like to know what started the portis thing.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 2, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

The Danny decides who plays and who sits, plain and simple. The Danny cost us big time in LaVar's final season, and screwed us royally by chasing him out of town. It destroyed LaVar as well, who was very tied to the team and us fans. He never recovered and is now out of the game.

I don't want to see Horton sit, because The Danny or the front office feel he needs to sit for whatever reason, besides play on the field.

I hope that clears it up for you.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | October 2, 2008 12:01 PM

You have got to be the world biggest idiot, Lavar was benched because he would not play within GG's scheme, and evryone knows GG has the biggest ego in coaching.

What the hell are you talking about with Coles we traded him for a better player.

You have lost any credibilty you might of had on this blog with all your JC nonsense but now you are just being stupid.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 2, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Sports_Guru= ITA

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 2, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Congrats to Horton. Two of the 3 picks were RPRT, but the one against Dallas was fab. He does seem to have the knack which I guess merits rookie of the month honors. He has also been out of position and taken bad angles at times. Bottom line:

Horton: 3 piks, 1 fumble recovery, 0 truly bonehead plays

Jackson: 2 TDs, 1 fumble, 1 truly boneheaded play

Posted by: dave64 | October 2, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

For the record, how did the Lavernues situation work out for us?? Oh yeah, he ended up getting us Moss, who is younger, and better, so excuse me for not faulting Snyder for that.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 2, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm with cHrIs laRRY on CP.

Compare his stats to Betts this year, clearly CP is the feature back. Betts has had the carries too. Again, not really bashing Betts, just saying CP is the man.

He doesn't beat you with one play, but he beats you all day long.

CP will whip them, he will beat them, he will make them write bad checks.

Posted by: Stumped1 | October 2, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

He's not the home run hitter he used to be but he's good at other things. Geeze people lighten up. Next I'm going to have to hear that I'm not a true skins fan...

Posted by: Gweez | October 2, 2008 12:10 PM

You're not a true skins fan.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 2, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

beepity boop boop bop

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 2, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

From PFT,

It is falling apart in Little D

PACMAN, COWBOYS SQUABBLE OVER LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
Posted by Mike Florio on October 2, 2008, 10:48 a.m. EDT
In the wake of Wednesday’s story regarding the manner in which the Cowboys have shut down all efforts by cornerback Pacman Jones to do some of the non-football things that made certain members of the Dallas teams of the 1990s legendary, a league source tells us that Jones is trying to move out of his Cowboys-issued apartment.

In turn, the Cowboys are trying their darnedest to keep Pacman in place.

And so the situation continues to remind us of the manner in which Mike Tyson was handled. Those who stood to make a buck off Tyson’s boxing skills aimed at protecting Tyson from himself, and they generally succeeded (but for an unfortunate incarceration arising from that rape charge) until he no longer was crapping golden eggs and/or biting ears. Left to his own devices, Tyson became even more of a cartoonish caricature.

The same thing will happen to Pacman. The Cowboys will do what they can to keep him out of trouble, they’ll do nothing to change his desire to engage in activities that can lead to trouble, and then when he’s no longer able to play football at a high level (or when they grow weary of babysitting him) he’ll be on his own.

Until he’s in a cell.


Posted by: Flounder21 | October 2, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

thanks for straightening me out scamp. i don't know what i was thinking. you also reminded me of a time when my cousin brought his new girlfriend to a family party and she had the nerve to actually wear a dawkins jersey. we gave her hell for it, and needless to say, we never saw her again.

Posted by: braker19cleartheline | October 2, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Here's an interesting topic; Todd Yoder via Cooley's blog:

Hi Redskins fans, its Yoder back for another edition of Yode's corner. Today I stumbled into deep thoughts about the Redskins helmet logo. I have played with the team for 3 years and I just realized I know nothing about the man on our helmets. The first thing to pop into my head was, I wonder if the logo man has a name? I began to ask around to try to dig up all the information that I could on the subject and didn't have much luck. Maybe you fans could help out and if you have something please write and let us know.

There are so many questions I have about the logo. Does anyone know who designed it? Is it modeled after a real person? Is the man in the logo a Chief, a warrior, a medicine man, or just a regular member of a tribe? All these questions and no answers. I think the one topic that needs the most attention is, does he have a name. And if not, why don't we ask around to find out what everyone thinks. Lets all team up and work together and name logo man.

I thought that Mr. Redskin would be a good starting point. That was so general, plain Jane, and has no spark or excitement. Maybe Chief Touchdown would be a suitable fit. I decided to get so help from others and Colt Brennan came up with "Chief Running Pig" which fits since our O line is nicknamed "The Hogs." Plus the Hoggets still come to games, and we have been known the run the football.

Maybe we could call him "Twelve Braves" to symbolize 11 players and the crowd, kind of our version of the 12th man. But please, give us input and I will continue this story later this week with more ideas from players, coaches, and staff.

Thanks, Yoder

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 2, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Saw the NFL.com game of the week for Us vs Cowpies.

Somewhere after minute 7, first TD of the 2nd half for Tony Romo, and his fatal flaw is unearthed.

He belives his own hype more than any cowboys fan or analyst.

He said after the came down the filed with ease...

'They're done... they are tired. We can do whatever we want to them now....'

Smug, cocky SOB. He deserves what little glimmer of hope he has to be great and watch it fall in on himself.

Posted by: Zeebs | October 2, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't trade CP for another back in the league right now. Am I a homer, sure, but the dude ballz.

Posted by: chrislarry | October 2, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

CP is definitely a bonafide every-down back, and that is getting rarer and rarer in the NFL. He can take a pitch outside, he runs between the tackles, he's a great pass blocker, he's got a nose for the end zone, and he's extremely durable and consistent. Comparing things to his days in Denver is foolish b/c Gibbs changed him to a between-the-tackles-back, had him bulk up and change his running style, and (to his credit) CP adapted well. My problems with CP are minor: (1) wish we'd see a home run every now and then. (2) He's a bit of a prima donna who thinks he should be treated like he's the 2nd coming of Walter Payton.

Posted by: p1funk | October 2, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Nice Job Vinny Cerrato. I never thought I'd write those words.

Posted by: nativedc | October 2, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

The media loves philly, how did he beat out "he's gone" Jackson?

Posted by: Pleepleus | October 2, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse


Easy. D Jax lost any chance when he did the early celebrate of an almost touchdown debacle. That is not rookie of the month type behavior.

Most importantly: Horton has clearly played better. He is tied for the lead in picks and also recovered a fumble.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 2, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

CP's lack of desire for playing in the preseason is more than made up by the effort he gives during the regular season games. He may not be on the same level as AP or LT but I wouldn't trade him for anyone. Physical skills are one of many components that make up a great running back.

Posted by: will_ga | October 2, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Horton is the reason Whitten scored, he had deep cover on him and blew it.
Washington got the blame but he was Horton's man. he's a rookie not R. Lott
yet..

Posted by: dean4 | October 2, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Sports_Guru:
He is only a rookie and as the coach pointed out, he still makes a lot of mistakes. One of which led directly to a Dallas touchdown on Sunday. He will get playing time, but he hasn't earned a starting position yet.

Posted by: akmzrazor | October 2, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

SG, yer an idiot. LaVar has only himself and his moron of an agent (who ended up being fined or suspended by the NFLPA for the way he Fed up LaVar's deal) to blame for the 6.5 mil debacle.

Lavar is out of the game because a) he blew out his achilles the first game he played w/ the Gints, and b) laid his rocket down on an onramp to the Beltway.

Danny. Danny has always been a fan first. Grew up middle class in Silver Spring with his share of regalia in his closet and on his bedroom wall. Fast forward 20 years and he is a half billionaire and leverages a deal to buy the team form Little Cooke. He wants to win, he wants to win now, but doesn't know how. He was willing to spend the bucks to get players in here to try and win and win now. It never came together. He was like one of those yap yap dogs running around every which way throwing cash at over the hill FA like itwas going out of style. A debacle, to be sure, but not for a lack of wil lto win and not be goes he is a miserly tight wad. In a stoke of fortuitous genious, he rehires St Joe to come in and right the ship and MOST IMPORTANTLY teach him how to run an NFL team where winning is the only option. We could do a LOT LOT LOT worse than having Mr Dan Snyder as an owner. Davis? Bidwell? Ford? Whoever took over for Frontierre?

From where i sit as a lifelong fan, Snyder and Cerrato have made ALL the right moves this offseason INCLUDING keeping every last draft pick... and I don't think that was actually dictated to Zorn. Punter? Even at WORST and i see it as a definite upgrade. (JLC was just pissed because he lost a lockerroom tattle tale). WR corps? Upgrade. Yeah the rookies have struggled with injuries but they are an upgrade to the overall roster. TE Davis is an upgrade to the roster. Rinehart is a good pick who is an upgrade over a 10 year journeyman. Erasmus james is an upgrade. Maybe he won't pan out...my guess is he will. We got a first round draft pick with only 2-3 years of service for a song. Certain people cry about the age of the lines and then cry when you go out and lower the age of the team overall. JT was signed ONLY because TWO DL went down season ending on the first day of camp. They made the move they had to make in that situation. Can't wait for the JT was an aging guy and Snyder/ Cerrato never should have signed him articles to show up. Its lunacy.

The Redskins roster is younger and better, top to bottom, than it was a year ago. The reason for that is that Snyder, Cerrato and Zorn made a conscious effort to do so through the draft with a light sprinkling of FA additions, with no break the bank FA signings. Snyder has been there, done that, and has learned WITH HIS OWN MONEY its NOT the way to build a dynasty. Snyder and Cerrato also had the vision and balls to hire Zorn as the Head Coach. Risky and its paying off big time. Anybody still wish we had a retread like Fassel or woever the defensive guy was we didn't hire from the Gints instead of Zorn???

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 2, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Congrats to Horton! He's quickly becoming one of my favorite players, and I can't wait to see how he develops!

Posted by: alizadk | October 2, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

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