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Chris Horton to IR, Anderson Russell replaces him

By Jason Reid

Updated: 3:39 p.m.

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Horton, who had been dealing with a sprained ankle, suffered a setback in the Detroit game - a more debilitating high-ankle sprain.

"He'd been doing a great job on special teams," Shanahan said. "That ankle's been bothering him. He's had a normal ankle sprain that's been in the area of a few weeks, and obviously the high ankle sprain really keeps him out for the season."


The Redskins announced several roster moves Monday after returning from their bye week, assigning safety Chris Horton to the season-ending injured-reserve list and promoting safety Anderson Russell to take Horton's spot on the 53-man active roster.

The team also officially added wide receiver Taurus Johnson and safety Sha'reff Rashad to the practice squad, and released wideout Ray Small from the practice squad. The moves were made as the Redskins begin preparations to host the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 15.

For the second time in as many seasons, Horton's season was cut short by injury. Sidelined recently because of an ankle injury, Horton finished with nine tackles in seven games. He was placed on injured reserve in November of the 2009 season because of a toe injury.

A seventh-round draft pick from UCLA, Horton was the 249th overall selection in the 2008 draft. He was a pleasant surprise as rookie, starting 10 games and playing in 14.

Horton was named the defensive rookie of the month for September, 2008 after he was credited with 10 tackles, three interceptions, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery. But Horton struggled in coverage this season.

Russell originally signed with the Redskins before the season as an undrafted free agent. He played in four preseason games.

Johnson spent parts of the 2009 season with the practice squads of the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins. Rashad spent time on the New York Giants' practice squad in 2009 and was signed to the active roster late that season.

By Jason Reid  | November 8, 2010; 2:39 PM ET
Categories:  Chris Horton  
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FFFFFFFFFFIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: CBT2 | November 8, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Horton's gone after this season. Leaving Kelly as the only remnant of Vinny's once proud 08 draft class.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 8, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

WOOT WOOT

2nd, too

Posted by: CBT2 | November 8, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Horton's gone after this season. Leaving Kelly as the only remnant of Vinny's once proud 08 draft class.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 8, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse


Sleepy?

Posted by: CBT2 | November 8, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

fwiw, was flipping channels and saw Andrew Luck, the Stanford QB, play 1 series -- maybe 5 passes.

Now he did get good pass protection and some of his throws were dump-offs, but now I know why there is so much hype. Every pass was on target, with the right amount of touch and in the right location. Even the dump-offs led the RBs perfectly. Good, quick decisions, quick release.

I know its a small sample, but, there was a definite 'wow factor' in the guy.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 8, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Sleepy?

Posted by: CBT2 | November 8, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

As much as he's been active in the offense it was easy to forget about him as well.

He may be gone as well? With his crucial drops and missed ST's assignments, it wouldn't surprise me at all to seem him released.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 8, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Horton's gone after this season. Leaving Kelly as the only remnant of Vinny's once proud 08 draft class.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 8, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse


Sleepy?

Posted by: CBT2

Kareem Moore also was a 6th rounder that year. As bad a class as it was, shows how when you have 10 picks you're more likely to hit on something. As opposed to, oh, trading high picks for a guy you don't really think very highly of and mortgaging your future.

Posted by: AdamCr | November 8, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

If this team uses a mid to upper first round pick on an interior lineman I'm going to throw up. I realize it's an area of need but let's be honest interior linemen just aren't worth that much. Every now and then you get one but I don't see any in this draft that are worth more than a high 2nd rounder. We need to get value for our picks too. Reaching in the draft just to fill a need doesn't sit right with me. We have too many needs to waste a first on an interior linemen. Regardless of what you think of McNabb we still need a young QB. What if a player like Jake Locker, Ryan Mallet, Julio Jones, A.J. Green, or Mark Ingram is there? I think you have to take him and hope Mike Pouncy, the center from PSU or USC is still there in the second.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 8, 2010 2:45 PM

Well....The other Pouncey brother was drafted in the 1st round as a center and knocked off the preannial starter at guard in Pittsburgh this year. And the other dude started at guard from day one who was drafted by the Cardinals (Luputai?). So, I don't know what you're getting at?

We can't continue to draft skilled positioned players without shoring up the line 1st. And we should be easily able to get 2 interrior lineman with the 1st 2 picks while maintaining all our other skilled players.....

Locker looks like a bust, and all the others you named more than likely will not be there in the teens of the 1st round. WR is far from a serious need when compared to others.

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 8, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Sleepy has one year left in his rookie contract, and he's shown he can do the job of backing up Cooley. I strongly doubt he'll be released.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 8, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Vegas made the Lions the odds favorites to beat the Skins, and money talks.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 8, 2010 2:52 PM

It's amazing...how the hell does Vegas know that Daniels would jump offsides on a 25 yard field goal attempt...and Doughty would throw an unnecessary block in the back on a kickoff return for a touchdown...it is simply amazing.

Anyone know if we lead the league in roster/practice squad moves?

Posted by: PlayAction | November 8, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 8, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

If Iupati or the other Pouncy were in this draft then yeah I'd be happy with them but these guys in this years draft just aren't as good. I bet one of those dudes falls to us. There's going to be a huge run on DEs and CBs this year.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 8, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I agree with "4th floor" WR can use an upgrade, followed by OG/C

Posted by: madalao | November 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I reported this 1st about an hour ago. Its offical. Wade Phillips is gone. Bring in Jason Red Head Garret.

Posted by: roccoskins | November 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

No big loss here.

Horton is a bum.

You could put a scrub bucket and mop out there in his position, and still get better coverage and tackling from it.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

PA -- In general, I agree with you. History shows very few OL guys in round 1 who aren't an LT. What that means is you trade down a first rounder for a couple 2nd rounders, unless the talent is so compelling -- as it was apparently with Pouncey (at C).

Everything I saw about the guy had the exact same conclusion -- a beast in the middle for a decade.

The guy I think you're thinking of 4th, is Iupati, of SF (pronounced U Pot EE). I'll give credit to SF, they spent 2 first rounders on the OL. An RT and a G. Its the type of risk you take when you've got a so-so QB and a run first approach.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 8, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Vegas made the Lions the odds favorites to beat the Skins, and money talks.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 8, 2010 2:52 PM

It's amazing...how the hell does Vegas know that Daniels would jump offsides on a 25 yard field goal attempt...and Doughty would throw an unnecessary block in the back on a kickoff return for a touchdown...it is simply amazing.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 8, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Vegas wasn't the only culprit, those damn refs sucked that game. You can tell they were 'Detroit refs'!

Posted by: monk811 | November 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I haven't looked at this year's potential, so I'll bow down to that report....I do know they are on the Other Pouncey's nutsack during Florida Games this year.....

And we need a NT....Marvin Austin via NC via Uptown, D.C.

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Shanny is talking right now. He is raving about James Davis talent. Look for him to be elevated this week, and share the load with Torain, if healthy, and CP26, if healthy.

Posted by: roccoskins | November 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Shanny is talking right now. He is raving about James Davis talent. Look for him to be elevated this week, and share the load with Torain, if healthy, and CP26, if healthy.

Posted by: roccoskins | November 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Rich Tandler
Translation: I screwed up. RT @Rich_Campbell: Shanahan won't say whether he'd have handled the McNabb decision or explanations differently

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 8, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 8, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

I wish we could trade up/down/sideways and whatever else we'd have to do. I'd love to have 3 2nd rounders this year. I'd love to have Pouncy, Ponder, and wyzenes...wzyn..that center from PSU!!!

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 8, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Norv Turner will coach the Cowboys next season.

Book it.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 8, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Horton's gone after this season. Leaving Kelly as the only remnant of Vinny's once proud 08 draft class.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 8, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Not the only. There's Kelley, Moore, Davis, and Jackson who is on the practice squad. Still, that should have been a good draft, they saved their picks and everything, and still crapola!!!! Vinny sucks Wade Phillip's unemployed old gray-haired testicle!

Posted by: monk811 | November 8, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

The question is.....will James Davis be active on Monday?

I want to see him play.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 8, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Norv Turner will coach the Cowboys next season.

Book it.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 8, 2010 3:20 PM |

Wrong. Never. Book this:

Jim Harbaugh will come to Dallas as a package deal with Andrew Luck.

It's not like the Cowpatties won't end up with either the first or second pick anyway.

Bank it!

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | November 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Such a sad day. Wade Phillips is no longer the coach of the 'girls. This sucks.

Posted by: rachel216 | November 8, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

JUST IN...

Jim Zorn has been selected to coach the Cowboys.

Says he's proud to become part of the "silver and black."

Posted by: Vic1 | November 8, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

JUST IN...

Jim Zorn has been selected to coach the Cowboys.

Says he's proud to become part of the "silver and black."

Posted by: Vic1 | November 8, 2010 3:33 PM |

Now that was funny. Gosh, gee-whiz, um, yeah.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | November 8, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Vegas made the Lions the odds favorites to beat the Skins, and money talks.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 8, 2010 2:52 PM

It's amazing...how the hell does Vegas know that Daniels would jump offsides on a 25 yard field goal attempt...and Doughty would throw an unnecessary block in the back on a kickoff return for a touchdown...it is simply amazing.

Anyone know if we lead the league in roster/practice squad moves?

Posted by: PlayAction | November 8, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Or McNabb throws a pick when all we needed was a Field Goal to ice the the game, up 25 to whatever it was.

Posted by: 15600_sknfan | November 8, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame Phillips couldn't stay on as coach of the 'girls, considering how bad he is. Here's the PFT post on his firing:

Wade Phillips out as Cowboys coach
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on November 8, 2010 2:25 PM ET
Jerry Jones has reportedly put Wade Phillips out of his misery.

CBS-11 in Dallas first reported that Phillips was fired Monday as Cowboys coach. The news was quickly confirmed by the local FOX station and NBCDFW's Newy Scruggs.

After a dizzying half hour of folks trying to confirm the report, ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Ed Werder, among others, confirm Phillips has been fired. Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that Phillips rushed past reporters after leaving the Cowboys' executive office Monday.

The news apparently broke locally before Phillips even found out himself, according to Adam Schefter. Players were totally in the dark, as were coaches. Players were still waiting for a team meeting.

Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett reportedly will be been named interim head coach. Phillips finishes with a 34-22 record in four seasons with Dallas, including two division championships and the only playoff win Jones has witnessed since 1996.

We'll have more from the fallout in Dallas throughout the day at PFT.

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Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 8, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

And the gentle refrain lilts across the Texas plain - na na na na, na na na na, hey ey ey...

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | November 8, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Wrong. Never. Book this:

Jim Harbaugh will come to Dallas as a package deal with Andrew Luck.

It's not like the Cowpatties won't end up with either the first or second pick anyway.

Bank it!

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | November 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse


Wrong. Book this.

Star pride is too proud (stupid) to tank the rest of the season. they will rally around their interim coach and finish 5-11. with the #5 pick in the NFL Draft next season, they will take Jamarcus Russell 2.0 from Auburn and hire the freshly unemployed Norville Turner to groom him, thus sending them farther into the vortex of underacheivement that they've been swimming in since the mid 90's.

Stick that in your library and book it.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 8, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of over-reaction. Horton to the IR. Great now he can heal up and have a fresh start next year along with Malcom Kelly. If they are still injured or prone to injury - then they're gone. Both are bodies that can provide help to this team. Releasing them just because they haven't met some fans unrealistic expectations is just sh1t for business.

Posted by: bangkokben | November 8, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

With the exception of Orakpo, Landry, and to a lesser degree Rogers, the organzation (i.e. Vinny/Danny) have drafted no players who have made much impact from the 2005 to 2009 drafts. Picks were squandered on aging veterans like Jason Taylor, Pete Kendall, and others to plug holes. Look at our 22 starters and most are either FA's or acquired via trades for draft picks. Jaamal Brown is another example of a band-aid who is not a long-term solution but was considered an upgrade from Heyer.

Simply put, Shanahan is paying for the sins committed over the last decade by the organization. There are huge holes to fill on both sides of the ball and some of the key playmakers on offense such as McNabb (if he stays), Moss, and Cooley will be gone before this team is competitive. Shanahan likely realizes that most of the players on the roster will be gone in a couple of season and is planning accordingly. Redskins fans need to accept mediocrity or worse for another couple of drafts before this team can be competitive. Tampa Bay showed a roster can be purged and a team can be rebuilt in a couple of seasons to be competitive.

Posted by: wizfan89 | November 8, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

The advantage of a Cowpies loss tonight (beyond the satisfaction of watching them lose) is it wouldn't just take them out of contention this year, but it would have lasting repercussions--likely coaching changes, player changes, and general turmoil.

Jerry Jones will probably want to take more control over day-to-day operations, and who knows? Vinny is available!

Posted by: Alan4 | October 25, 2010 1:22 PM

THIS is why I wanted to Cowpies to lose to the Gints. It was about more than just 1 game!

Posted by: Alan4 | November 8, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

It is hard to express the unmitigated joy I have been receiving from watching Dallas screw-the-pooch over an over again this season. Now I know just how ridiculous we looked in years past with Jeff George and the gang.

If only we could get OUR act together, then that would really be something...

But in the mean time F-DALLAS

HTTR!

Posted by: edvar | November 8, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

"The news apparently broke locally before Phillips even found out himself, according to Adam Schefter. Players were totally in the dark, as were coaches. Players were still waiting for a team meeting."

So the Cowpies can't even fire their coach the right way. Real classy, Jerruh, real classy.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | November 8, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

JUST IN...

Jim Zorn has been selected to coach the Cowboys.

Says he's proud to become part of the "silver and black."

Posted by: Vic1

That is very very funny!!!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 8, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I don't think it will be hard for Anderson Russell to be an upgrade over Horton this year. I agree that Horton is probably a goner next year. I'm Hoping that Russel can outshine Doughty, who has been a serious liability in coverage.

I've also been wondering why we haven't seen Barnes at CB. If he can't play better than Buchanon, then you can add him to the list of Vinny's garbage picks.

Who are they going to drop from the roster if they bring up James Davis at RB? While we're at it, why not bring up Austin to replace Galloway? (At least R. Williams plays special teams.) We could use Austin on return duties while banks is out. He certainly can't be worse than Buchanon on punt returns, or Galloway at WR.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 8, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Tampa Bay showed a roster can be purged and a team can be rebuilt in a couple of seasons to be competitive.

Posted by: wizfan89 | November 8, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

The Skins are competitive now. What they need is to get stability at the QB position, and young depth players who can ball. That way they stay competitive and build a championship team.

Posted by: TWISI | November 8, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

The question is.....will James Davis be active on Monday?

I want to see him play.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 8, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

My concern is that no other NFL team has wanted to see him play since his 1.7 YPC he threw down in Cleveland.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | November 8, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Wade Phillips a bum? I thought that was his dad.

Look for the 'Girls to lose out for the rest of the year.

The media will relentlessly crush the Cowbiotches after being duped. Jerruh not running a ship as tight as his forehead. Romo a choking dog of a fraud. Non-existant RB's. An O-Line in a worst state of disrepair than RedDMV's mother's shanty. Players on the field actually quitting and laughing about it (Newmann, Williams, Brookings). And, as it looks right now, the G-Spots will be walking into the house that Jerruh built and leave double-deuces in the toilets before playing in the SB that was supposed to be the coronation of the home team as world champs.

Jerruh should have his players and coaches working as concessions staff fetching nachos and peanuts. Let's see Dez try to get out of that one.

IH8Dallas at the Super Bowl:

"Hey Columbo, where's my beer you fat f*ck?"


Epic.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | November 8, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

JUST IN...

Jim Zorn has been selected to coach the Cowboys.

Says he's proud to become part of the "silver and black."

Posted by: Vic1

That is very very funny!!!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 8, 2010 3:49 PM

Bravo!

Posted by: edvar | November 8, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Romo picked a good time to get hurt. He won't get quite as splattered by the sh!t hitting the fan.

This team has quit on both sides of the ball.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 8, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

JUST IN...

Jim Zorn has been selected to coach the Cowboys.

Says he's proud to become part of the "silver and black."

Posted by: Vic1

You finally got one Vic1. Well done.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 8, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

James Davis was wanted by almost 10 other teams but he choose to come here. He is made for the one cut system.

Posted by: roccoskins | November 8, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

is this the end of the predator???

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | November 8, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Tampa BAy - I admire right about now, but that's only because they hit on their QB option....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 8, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Romo picked a good time to get hurt. He won't get quite as splattered by the sh!t hitting the fan.

This team has quit on both sides of the ball.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 8, 2010 3:56 PM |

Which is a beautiful thing because he sucks ass and this may save his rear in Dallas. I hope he's their QB for as long as possible because no one will ever win anything with that stuttering prick at the helm.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 8, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

He is made for the one cut system.

Posted by: roccoskins | November 8, 2010 3:57 PM

I hope he is made for the "No Holes" system.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 8, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Simply put, Shanahan is paying for the sins committed over the last decade by the organization. There are huge holes to fill on both sides of the ball and some of the key playmakers on offense such as McNabb (if he stays), Moss, and Cooley will be gone before this team is competitive. Shanahan likely realizes that most of the players on the roster will be gone in a couple of season and is planning accordingly. Redskins fans need to accept mediocrity or worse for another couple of drafts before this team can be competitive. Tampa Bay showed a roster can be purged and a team can be rebuilt in a couple of seasons to be competitive.

Posted by: wizfan89 | November 8, 2010 3:43 PM

This is idiocy. Even though the NFL is a sport with 22 starters, teams routinely go from worst to first or first to worst within their divisions. Some teams with stability (Colts, Steelers, Patriots, Eagles) maintain winning seasons despite roster turnover.

The point is you don't have to blow it up in order to fix it.

Shannahan is as much of the problem as he is the solution. His inflexibility has led to the losses at St. Louis and Detroit. Jim Zorn could have coached victories against those teams. Shannahan not Cerrato traded next years 2nd, 3rd and 4th for McNabb and Brown.

If Mike S. gives up on McNabb and Brown, he is the one to blame for blowing up this team and creating another Buffalo. Competitive? The Redskins are competitive now and if the whiskey drinking Shanahan doesn't lose the team they will remain competitive for the rest of the season. Ten wins get you in the playoffs, nine with tie-breakers perhaps.

Posted by: bangkokben | November 8, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Is Anderson Russell a FS? Also, doesn't his name sound backwards?

Posted by: roccoskins | November 8, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Star pride is too proud (stupid) to tank the rest of the season. they will rally around their interim coach and finish 5-11. with the #5 pick in the NFL Draft next season, they will take Jamarcus Russell 2.0 from Auburn and hire the freshly unemployed Norville Turner to groom him, thus sending them farther into the vortex of underacheivement that they've been swimming in since the mid 90's.

Stick that in your library and book it.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 8, 2010 3:38 PM |

I guess you don't pay much attention to the stuff you write. The Skins would be lucky to land Cam Newton in the draft. Dude is a beast. He is more like Vick 2.0 with size (Vick isn't actually very big at all). All the guy did was go to an average JUCO team and single-handedly lead them to the Nat'l Champoinship.

Newton has oodles of talent and is going to be a star in the NFL early in his career. Not sure why you'd compare a player of CNewtown's caliber to JaMucus Guzzle if you actually knew the diffy.

The gig is up on Norvous. At the very most, he is an OC but then that's the Red Jesus so no go for Turner.

I like my guess of Harbaugh. He's a card carrying badazz. I loved when I heard that Jim Kelly insulted him in an interview when Harbaugh was a player (Colts?) and Harbaugh busted Kelly in his fat face. Awesome. That's what Jerruh wants.

Outside of that longshot guess, how can Gruden NOT be in the mix?

I don't see the Chin doing anything in Dall-ass.

Maybe Brad Chilly will come down with 50 year old Brett Favre or maybe Wayne Fontes.

It will probably be some long ago roomate of Jerruh's that's one of the only people he can trust.

Bring back Jimmy Johnson. He's a survivor! AHhahahhahaha!

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | November 8, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Is Anderson Russell a FS?

Posted by: roccoskins | November 8, 2010 4:01 PM

He played mostly FS at Ohio State, but has played some at SS too.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 8, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

what surprises me is horton's inability to beat out a less athletic reed doughty...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | November 8, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

It's my sincere hope that Jason "Carrrot Top" Garrison is retained as head coach. Hopefully, he has learned well from Wade and will carry on in the same fashion.

By the way, I have never been so utterly happy watching the Pokes implode this season. I really thought Phillips was going to cry during the post game presser. Priceless.

Posted by: cosmofla | November 8, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Hasn't Horton been pretty dinged up this season? Not making excuses, but it's hard to believe he went from being a solid tackler and play-maker to being terrible.

Posted by: cosmofla | November 8, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

running back beeps

Posted by: bangkokben | November 8, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

James Davis was wanted by almost 10 other teams but he choose to come here. He is made for the one cut system.

Posted by: roccoskins | November 8, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Good. I for one am amped to see this kid get some carries.

He was really good at Clemson.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 8, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

He is made for the one cut system.

Posted by: roccoskins | November 8, 2010 3:57 PM

I hope he is made for the "No Holes" system.


Funny, I was going to say I hope James Davis is made for the "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" System since the only time he'll get to "Run to Daylight" will be leaving the FedEx tunnel to get into the stadium.... One Cut , Two Cut, Three cut Four...hard to run when the OLine's a WH-RE!

Posted by: wagenstill | November 9, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

Please build the team through the draft. That' the Patriot's strategy....how's that working out for them? 3 Rings, another good chance this year to make it 4, AND THEY HAVE 2 NO.1'S AND 2 NO.2'S.....HELLO DYNASTY

Posted by: Riggo2 | November 9, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

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