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Posted at 7:00 AM ET, 02/10/2011

Chris Samuels ready to help younger players

By Mike Jones

As he prepares for his first football season away from Redskins Park in 11 years, Chris Samuels describes his acceptance of the offensive coordinator job at Alabama's Blount High School as a prime opportunity.

Working with high school athletes allows him to continue to invest in the lives of youth, as he has for the majority of the last 11 years (10 as a player and one as a coaching intern with the Redskins). And moving to the high school ranks also enables him to mature as a coach, Samuels said.

"I feel like this is the best thing for me to drop down and develop and work on the high school level," the six-time Pro Bowl left tackle said in a phone interview Wednesday evening. "As a player, you don't realize all of what goes into being a coach, and all the work that you put in. I learned so much through this internship this past year. A lot of guys think it'll be an easy transition from playing to coaching. But it's not. Even now, if it was an offensive line coaching job in the NFL, I wouldn't be ready."

Samuels said the actual instruction aspect of coaching isn't a challenge for him. He said he regularly gave tips to teammates during meetings, games and practices as they lined up next to one another. But the past year allowed him to see just how much preparation coaches are required to put in to be successful.

Last summer Samuels helped his good friend Kevin Sigler run a camp at Blount, and although he was already planning to intern with the Redskins, Samuels knew that he would likely return to Blount before long to coach on a full-time basis.

"I knew this was the direction I wanted to go. I was blessed with the opportunity with the Redskins thanks to Coach Shanahan and Bruce Allen and Mr. Snyder. But I always wanted to work with youth," Samuels said. "The biggest thing is the chance to give back to my home community. I'm not doing it for the money. I'm volunteering. This is about helping the youth, and also allowing myself to grow as a coach."

The Redskins on Tuesday hired a young coach, Chris Morgan, to serve as assistant offensive line coach. Samuels said there is no disappointment on his part over coaching high school ball instead of NFL or college.

"Oh, not at all," he replied. "This was my choice to walk away. I worked and learned this season, came back, did my end of the year reports for coach Shanahan, and I was focused on that, and then I was done. This is the best thing for me. I'm excited about this opportunity. Down the road, if it's meant to be, college or pros, it'll happen."

This past season, Samuels' focus was teaching blocking techniques to the Redskins' linemen, but now he'll be charged with calling plays, something he said he has wanted to try for some time. He said he needs to see exactly what he'll have to work with, but he expects to install a system that is "60 percent run, 40 percent pass."

"One thing I will say, is we won't be running these spread offenses and throwing all night," Samuels says. "I want to take advantage of the run. You see so many of these spread offenses after what [Tim] Tebow did. It was like after that, everybody started going to these seminars and now you see spreads everywhere. In football, everything goes in cycles. So I want to use the run, set up the play action. It's going to take a lot of hard work, but I'm up for the challenge."

By Mike Jones  | February 10, 2011; 7:00 AM ET
 
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Comments

That's got to be pretty cool for a high school player. Having a 6xProbowl Left tackle as your coach.

Chris Samuels is one of the greatest, it just sucks he had to play in a bad era of Redskins football.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 10, 2011 7:26 AM | Report abuse

Good for Chris Samuels and real good for the lucky kids he's coaching. I wish him all the best.

Posted by: wireman65 | February 10, 2011 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like the Gibbs offense stuck with him. I wish the big guy a lot of luck. He was a class act as a player and I presume that will carry over into coaching.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 7:43 AM | Report abuse

Snyder suing AGAIN.

February 9, 2011 9:22 AM

Cadwalader Sued Over Advice on Bank's Fee in Six Flags Proxy

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/2011/02/cadwaladerlawsuit.html

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 9, 2011 9:59 PM | Report abuse
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Sounds like from the article that this lawsuit has a lot more merit than the slap-suit filed against the small Washington independent newspaper. Although I understand this stuff happens in business all of the time, Snyder needs to be careful how public he decides to make his battles. He's starting to sound like Al Davis...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 7:50 AM | Report abuse

Snyder needs to be careful how public he decides to make his battles. He's starting to sound like Al Davis...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 7:50 AM

If these law suits don't work out for him, he's going to sue the guy who advised him to sue.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 7:57 AM | Report abuse

Snyder needs to be careful how public he decides to make his battles. He's starting to sound like Al Davis...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 7:50 AM

If these law suits don't work out for him, he's going to sue the guy who advised him to sue.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 7:57 AM
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Actually, as long as its lawyers suing lawyers I am happy with it. Talk about a self perpetuating job...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Coin flip: Is the offseason boring?

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 6:30 AM

But there's only two possible answers to this question?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Coin flip: Is the offseason boring?

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 6:30 AM

But there's only two possible answers to this question?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 8:10 AM
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Well, other websites are reporting that the CBA negotiations concluded a day early. It seems no one knows what this means, but I have to believe that if things were going well, the meeting room wouldn't be empty.

Without having any inside information, I speculate that both sides are still posturing - throwing out threats and potential strategies to rattle the other side. If we are still at that point in the negotiations, it is going to be a long offseason.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 8:13 AM | Report abuse


If these law suits don't work out for him, he's going to sue the guy who advised him to sue.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 7:57 AM |
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funny beep

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Snyder suing AGAIN.

February 9, 2011 9:22 AM

Cadwalader Sued Over Advice on Bank's Fee in Six Flags Proxy

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/2011/02/cadwaladerlawsuit.html

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 9, 2011 9:59 PM | Report abuse


People like Snyder have weekend condos in court. He's not the only one, it just comes with the territory.

Anyone with that much money invested in that much stuff has lawyers on permanent retainer to deal with issues. David Donovan - his COO - is a lawyer.

The libel suit is still stupid.

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 8:17 AM | Report abuse

"So I want to use the run, set up the play action. It's going to take a lot of hard work, but I'm up for the challenge."

By Mike Jones | February 10, 2011; 7:00 AM ET

Sooooo...no one is going to congratulate me on making my first RI post?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 8:31 AM | Report abuse

"This is the best thing for me. I'm excited about this opportunity. Down the road, if it's meant to be, college or pros, it'll happen."

By Mike Jones | February 10, 2011; 7:00 AM ET

Hat's off to Chris Samuels for starting his career as an unpaid high school offensive coordinator. He sure isn't doing it for the money, and if he can translate his character, proficiency, and skills into effective coaching he will be the best.

I was curious about coaching career paths and looked up the first coaching job for 15 NFL head coaches. Not a single one ever coached on the high school level, but most of them started at the college level. Here's where they got their first jobs:

Tom Coughlin – Rochester Institute of Technology
Bill Belichick – Baltimore Colts
Mike Shanahan – Northern Arizona University
Joe Gibbs – San Diego State
Sean Payton – San Diego State
Pete Carroll – Pacific
Andy Reid – BYU
Jack del Rio – New Orleans Saints
Chan Gailey – Florida
Mike Tomlin – VMI
Tom Cable – Idaho
Norv Turner – Oregon
Marty Schottenheimer – Portland Storm
Terry Robiskie – Los Angeles Raiders
John Fox – San Diego State

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 8:32 AM | Report abuse

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/pro-football-hall-of-fame-voting-is-busted-but-i-can-fix-it-020911

I finally got a chance to read the Whitlock column about the HoF voting and I had a couple thoughts:

-Despite the fact that he basically tears down just about every HoFer the Skins have put in the past decade, the man has a point. I don't agree with his "solution" to fix the problem with the HoF voting, but I do think it's good he's raising the issue.

-Sportswriters should be eliminated from the process COMPLETELY...there needs to be a HoF committee that consists of former coaches, players, and execs (preferably people already in the HoF) and perhaps a neutral person from the HoF itself (Joe Horrigan comes to mind) to vote people in.

-Whitlock does have a point that certain units should go in as a group...like the Hogs or the Smurfs or the Steel Curtain or the Purple People Eaters. Those units were famous more than any one individual in the group for the most part, so it only makes sense to enshrine them as a group instead of hoping there would be one standout voted in to represent them all.

I just wish the column was written by someone else, because it loses a little something coming from a fat blowhard people tend to try and ignore...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Sooooo...no one is going to congratulate me on making my first RI post?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 8:31 AM

Everyone knows that Monk811 sets up the PlayAction. Or that PlayAction sets up the Monk811. You make it really hard to tell.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 8:35 AM | Report abuse

HOF Voting = Power Rankings

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Without having any inside information, I speculate that both sides are still posturing - throwing out threats and potential strategies to rattle the other side. If we are still at that point in the negotiations, it is going to be a long offseason.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 8:13 AM | Report abuse


IMO, the best thing to compare CBA negotiations to is a long ugly drawn-out slug-fest of a divorce proceeding between a filthy rich couple who not only want to skin each other for everything, but also want to stick it to them just for spite.

They are going to haggle and argue over who gets the antique lamp that neither realized existed in a living room that no one ever goes into.

Caught in the middle are the kids - who just so happen to exist, but are in noways anywhere near the top of the priority list for these 2 selfish people who probably never should have had kids together.

And the fans are the kids, of course.

But unlike kids in a divorce proceeding who can get a court-appointed rep to look out for their best interest b/c it's clear the parents won't; the fans get nothing of the kind.

We get PFT rumors and RI posts regurgitating comments into new threads.

Oh well. Having no fantasy football will hurt, but I'll be watching more college football and seeing what the new-look Terps can do under Randy Edsall.

And of course there's always Serie A soccer in the fall. That will never go away. If Euro soccer teams ever went to a "lockout", the fans would literally storm the homes and soccer facilities and burn them to the ground in protest - literally. That's how you keep ish moving in your sports leagues. Too bad they can;t do the same with their economies and govts, but it's just a reflection of where Euro priorities and sentiments lie.


Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 8:39 AM | Report abuse


chris sameuls = everything that you'd want in a redskin player.

I'm sure chris will do a great job with the young men he'll be coaching, and I wish him the best

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 8:41 AM | Report abuse

I just wish the column was written by someone else, because it loses a little something coming from a fat blowhard people tend to try and ignore...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Yup.

You say "Whitlock", and I say "I disagree. That's idiotic race-baiting. He's just trying to stir the pot to keep himself relevant...now what are we talking about?"

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Everyone knows that Monk811 sets up the PlayAction. Or that PlayAction sets up the Monk811. You make it really hard to tell.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 8:35 AM

Yeah, we don't even know the answer to that beep...I like to think that its me...he will tell you otherwise...its probably better that way.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 8:42 AM | Report abuse

"Sportswriters should be eliminated from the process COMPLETELY"

could not agree with this MORE, Paul Zimmerman of SI, was OPENLY biased against the Redskins, having been a Giants sports reporter for so long...PZ also openly has stated his hatred for DSnyder, so right at jump street, he should have had his voting rights taken away...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 8:43 AM | Report abuse

GREAT NEWS...

Thursday begins a two-week period in which NFL teams can place the franchise tag on a player... it has been known for two months that General Manager A.J. Smith has been leaning toward keeping Jackson another year. Jackson, according to someone familiar with the player's thinking, expects the tag and plans to play for the more than $10 million it would guarantee him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 8:44 AM | Report abuse

sweet, anyone have James Thrash's phone number.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Diez,

Heard anything about Terps hiring Randy Shannon to be D-coordinator? ANy traction to that?

I hope that goes down. Kudos to Edsall if he can bring SHannon on board. Between Shannon and the coordinator from LSU, we're talking about 2 coaches with connections in the South that can snag some potential blue-chippers.

Something Maryland hasn;t been able to do.

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Greg, that d-bag Nurse Z should have been shot in the face years ago...anytime he speaks publicly it's to blast someone. Easily one of the nastiest people around sports...NOBODY has anything good to say about that jackwagon.

What's REALLY messed up is that there are more people like that in that room, they just don't have the stones to be so brazen with it like Zimmerman. The sooner they change the process, the better....

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 8:50 AM | Report abuse


GREAT NEWS...

Thursday begins a two-week period in which NFL teams can place the franchise tag on a player... it has been known for two months that General Manager A.J. Smith has been leaning toward keeping Jackson another year. Jackson, according to someone familiar with the player's thinking, expects the tag and plans to play for the more than $10 million it would guarantee him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 8:44 AM |
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great news, no big money signings until we get the line of scrimmage settled

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 8:52 AM | Report abuse

p1funk- they had Shannon is tues/wed for an interview. I would expect an announcement soon.

This would not only help us in the South but help us in our own backyard.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 8:57 AM | Report abuse

"no big money signings until we get the line of scrimmage settled"


and how would you go about accomplishing this??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 8:57 AM | Report abuse

from the SportsBog

Brandon Banks wants to gain 11 pounds

By Dan Steinberg


Nothing against Mr. Banks, but he needs more than added weight to really be of value to the team.

The cold eye evaluator agrees that Banks is a decent kick returner.

And that's just it....the analysis is just that cold.

To be a player of real value, Banks must become an adequate receiver.

Scratch off sometime running back as he's just big enough to compete in a kiddie Punt, Pass, and Kick affair.

(Think of how Devin Hester, Josh Cribbs have morphed into valued assets, and you'll see my point.)

NFL teams don't carry players who just return kicks: a non-quarterback player must play a variety of roles, and Banks has to grow into something other than a return guy.

Whenever he came on the field during offensive drives, defenses knew he was either the 'wildcat' or an undersized distraction.

The team would do well to search the hedges and highways for another speedy return guy who can also play some receiver.

A player like UF's Jeffery Demps comes to mind.

And tell Banks he should eat.

And learn to catch passes.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 8:59 AM | Report abuse

bean- so it's sign the most expensive FA with the most baggage or BUST?

Are you BeantownVinny?

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Greatest license plate ever..

http://yfrog.com/h7ildobj

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 9:03 AM | Report abuse

p1funk- they had Shannon is tues/wed for an interview. I would expect an announcement soon.

This would not only help us in the South but help us in our own backyard.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 8:57 AM | Report abuse

No kidding.

DC area has some ballers and it's crappy watching them go elsewhere.

Navarro Bowman to Penn State.
Joe Haden to FLorida
Cyrus Kouandjio - widely considered this year's top recruit in the nation - goes to Auburn.

Ugh.

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 9:03 AM | Report abuse


"no big money signings until we get the line of scrimmage settled"


and how would you go about accomplishing this??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 8:57 AM |
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by following the beantowngreg plan, sign all the high priced, head case FA's possible.

then when they are fat and happy and don't play well, belly-ache about playing practice squad players and draft bust. how else can you buy an offseason champion ?

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:05 AM | Report abuse

bean- so it's sign the most talented FA

fixed it for ya....yeah, get a guy in the prime of his career, for a position thats DESPERATELY weak on this team...crazy

What is VJ looking for in a contract, please list all the details, bonus, stipulations, etc. etc. etc...oh wait, we don't know what he's asking for.....

Right, I mean, do you know what type of deal he's looking for?? That answer is no you don't....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Wow...guess who's on NFLN's Total Access as an analyst now?

Adam Archuleta.

He's actually better at this than he was in pass coverage...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 9:09 AM | Report abuse


What is VJ looking for in a contract, please list all the details, bonus, stipulations, etc. etc. etc...oh wait, we don't know what he's asking for.....

Right, I mean, do you know what type of deal he's looking for?? That answer is no you don't....


Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:08 AM |
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uh, duh, I think he's looking for a boat load of cash, duh

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Moe, I think Hester and Cribbs' offensive contributions are a bonus. I would gladfully give up a roster spot for a shot to begin nearly every drive at the 40 or better.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 9:11 AM | Report abuse

hess, either answer the question about how you would fix the line of scrimmage, or go whine elsewhere...you're classic dude, no one is putting a gun to our heads to sign them, followed by I didn't say don't sign any free agents.....you're incredibly whiney for what I think is a male...but then I suspect you'd be whiney no matter what...sign free agents, don't sign free agents, become the buffalo bills...you're just a whiney lil b*tch....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:08 AM

5 yrs 50+ million with 30 guaranteed. He wants Fitz type of money without the resume and has more baggage than is allowed to fit in the carry on during his flight to DC.

C'mon dude. Move on..

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 9:14 AM | Report abuse


gladfully = the act of being full of glad


Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:14 AM | Report abuse

by following the beantowngreg plan, sign all the high priced, head case FA's possible.

then when they are fat and happy and don't play well, belly-ache about playing practice squad players and draft bust. how else can you buy an offseason champion ?

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:05 AM

Dude, you seriously gotta come off this crap...prior misadventures with FA doesn't mean you NEVER use it again. If we're getting the RIGHT guy instead of the biggest name, there's absolutely no reason to fear free agency.

I mean, if you get into a car accident do you never drive again? If you eat some bad Chinese do you stop eating at THAT restaurant or do you swear off Chinese food altogether? If you have a bad experience with an employer, do you stop working for THAT employer or do you just retire early?

Common sense, dude. If you wanna pass on VJ, that's one thing...curling up in the fetal position at the thought of signing a FA is a completely different one.

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Franchise Tagging

...it has been known for two months that General Manager A.J. Smith has been leaning toward keeping Jackson another year. Jackson, according to someone familiar with the player's thinking, expects the tag and plans to play for the more than $10 million it would guarantee him.

So folks need to just scratch VJAX (followed by RICE-HOLMES-etc.) off their wr wish lists and come around to what might be the better solution:

Money that would go to 1 name FA receiver really could be used to snag 2 second tier receivers to go along with the guys we already have.

Two sub 26 year old veteran receivers with skills are better than 1 sub 26 year old veteran receiver with ball skills.

We should hope to re-fashion the offense to where multiple receivers are options on plays, and not just one guy (you can add him later, btw).

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 9:16 AM | Report abuse

I guess some fans are having Vinny withdrawls and want one more fix before they check in to rehab and realize that's no way to live your life/build a team.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 9:20 AM | Report abuse

PA

I would gladfully give up a roster spot for a shot to begin nearly every drive at the 40 or better.


Sure.

And imagine that some kick returner utilizing his speed skill set as a receiver split wide or in the slot.

You increase your chances of scoing that way.

We got short fields and didn't score, the lack of serious playmakers apart of the reason why.

Again: let's find another guy to go with Banks.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 9:20 AM | Report abuse

beantowngreg = C-R-A-N-K-Y

greg, you still want to do business the ceratto way.

the o-line is half way fixed. fix the rest of it in the middle rounds of the draft. if it means draft o-line with our 2nd pick, so be it.

don't forget, we can trade down and get even more draft picks for even more players.

your way of thinking would be to move up in the draft and get a ceratto top flight, can't miss WR.

now, have a great day

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:23 AM | Report abuse

gladfully = the act of being full of glad

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:14 AM
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disgruntled = the act of being not entirely gruntled

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 9:24 AM | Report abuse


oh and greg, I forgot, burn our 1st round pick on a DE or NT - hess


Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:25 AM | Report abuse

This couldn't wait for a whole single post?

Restate yestidday's position. Groundhog.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 10, 2011 9:26 AM | Report abuse

This couldn't wait for a whole single post?

Restate yestidday's position. Groundhog.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 10, 2011 9:26 AM | Report abuse

I know Moe...like iH8 I just get excited everytime he touches the ball...never have watched Glee though.

Is gladfully even a word? Wasn't sure but went for it anyway.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 9:29 AM | Report abuse

brown, its called being butt hurt, see this post for reference:

"your way of thinking would be to move up in the draft and get a ceratto top flight, can't miss WR"

hess, please point out where I've EVER said this.....

again, in the case of not having a valid point hess just makes up lies...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:29 AM | Report abuse


Dude, you seriously gotta come off this crap...

Common sense, dude. If you wanna pass on VJ, that's one thing...curling up in the fetal position at the thought of signing a FA is a completely different one.

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 9:16 AM |
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brown, never did I say DON'T sign FA's.

one more time,

DON'T SIGN HIGH PRICED FA's, rather, sign mid priced, young FA's.

still can't figure out how the packers won the real championship with only one FA, and he didn't even finish the SB due to injury


Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:30 AM | Report abuse

again, in the case of not having a valid point hess just makes up lies...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:29 AM

and when his imagination fails him, which it usually does, he "cosigns" someone else's lies

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 9:32 AM | Report abuse


hess, please point out where I've EVER said this.....

again, in the case of not having a valid point hess just makes up lies...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:29 AM |
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I never said you wrote that, rather, it's my opinion of how you'd build the team.

grow some thick skin greg

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:35 AM | Report abuse

gladfully = the act of being full of glad

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:14 AM
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disgruntled = the act of being not entirely gruntled

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 9:24 AM
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beepitude = the execution of curmudgeon-like qualities while quasi-policing the RI blog

brownwoodenism = the state of thinking one is always correct in all things Redskin and all things related to nasty-fine women

frakchism = illogical rambling induced by a bi-polar, paranoid, drug-induced state

scampotomy = thorough smashing of liberal meanderings

RedDMVectomy = thorough, blistering remarks directed in such a way that it buoys the readers while annihilates the target

Poopenia = the obsession with all things both Redskin and scatalogical

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Two sub 26 year old veteran receivers with skills are better than 1 sub 26 year old veteran receiver with ball skills.

We should hope to re-fashion the offense to where multiple receivers are options on plays, and not just one guy (you can add him later, btw).

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 9:16 AM | Report abuse


Agree on looking to add a marquee WR later on.

For that reason, I would only look to get 1 (not 2) second-tier WRs in FA this year, and the guy that I would target is Jacoby Jones.

6'2'' 210 with that kind of speed is a rare commodity in a WR.

He didn't have the breakout year that alot of folks were waiting for, but if you look at his game logs, he ended the season in pretty decent fashion - averaged over 5 catches/70yds in his last 4 games.

Plus not having a breakout year means he's not going to be able to demand stupid money on the FA market.

He knows the schemes and so there shouldn;t be alot of lag time getting him plugged into the offense, which will allow to him to focus on some of the finer points of being a pro-WR - like route-running, learning some of the other routes so he can get moved around, (and maybe extra time on the jugs machine).

FOr his part, it benefits him to not have to learn a new offense too.

I'm fine going into the season with:
Jacoby Jones,
Malcolm Kelly,
Terrence Austin,
Anthony Armstrong,
Chris Cooley,
Fred Davis

as our pass-catching core.

No one is a stud #1, but you've got a little bit of everything. Kelly and Jones give you height on the outside. Austin gives you quickness to work the slot. Armstrong and Jones give you some speed deep. Cooley is a reliable possession guy. Davis is a wrinkle.

And then you can work in Banks as an X-factor here and there.

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 9:41 AM | Report abuse

brown, its called being butt hurt, see this post for reference:

"your way of thinking would be to move up in the draft and get a ceratto top flight, can't miss WR"

hess, please point out where I've EVER said this.....

again, in the case of not having a valid point hess just makes up lies...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:29 AM

LOL...wasn't his whole gripe with you that you were too ready to hit FA to get a WR? And then the gripe morphs into trading up to get a WR? I don't even see where that was going...

I wanna build thru the draft as bad as anyone...but ignoring FA altogether is at best roster neglect. I mean, even the Steelers sign FAs...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 9:44 AM | Report abuse

p1, if you add SMoss to that list, I'd feel a little better...it really doesn't have a #1, rather a bunch of #2's/3's....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Cosign p1...

But how difficult is this offense to pick up as a WR...seems Moss and AA got going with no problem.

Oh and very good RSH haha

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Everyone knows that Monk811 sets up the PlayAction. Or that PlayAction sets up the Monk811. You make it really hard to tell.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 8:35 AM

Yeah, we don't even know the answer to that beep...I like to think that its me...he will tell you otherwise...its probably better that way.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 8:42 AM | Report abuse

We've discussed this before my Puppet Pal, you set me up. It's a PlayAction pass to Monk811, get it? But our brain is big enough for the both of us. Are there any more of us in here, it seems like there should be more room if there are just 2 of us?

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 9:49 AM | Report abuse

DON'T SIGN HIGH PRICED FA's, rather, sign mid priced, young FA's.

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:30 AM


Drew Brees, Reggie White, and Charles Woodson send their regards.

Again...the price of the FAs is irrelevant if you're getting THE RIGHT GUYS.

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 9:50 AM | Report abuse

p1, if you add SMoss to that list, I'd feel a little better...it really doesn't have a #1, rather a bunch of #2's/3's....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:46 AM | Report abuse


I know there's no #1.

My point is that I'm fine going into THIS season (a rebuild season) with that group of guys; and then looking for a #1 receiver the following year.

THere's no one in FA that I would pay a top WR contract to.

I like some of the WRs in the draft, but frankly, I hope we use our top-round draft picks on defense so that we don't limp through another season with the 31st/32nd ranked unit, playing a bunch of 4-3 guys out of scheme.

Besides, we're probably going to stink again this year (but for good reason), and then next year we can have a shot at Justin Blackmon with our top pick.

I don't know that I'd give Moss $5mill/year...(and the irony is that Moss is my favorite Redskin).

Anyways, if I'm Moss coming off of a 93-catch 1000-yard season, I might go ahead and try to find a team I can latch on to that will give me a real shot at competing for something meaningful.

I love Moss and feel bad for him that he's had to endure all this losing with the Skins...

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 9:54 AM | Report abuse

brown, anyone with any logic/reasoning ability, looks at the needs of the team(MANY),and the draft picks available(Few),and can do the math....I'm all in favor of building both the offensive and the defensive lines, but again, WAY, WAY too many holes to fill with just the draft, WR/CB/S/LB/RB being a few spots that need to be addressed.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I'm gonna be looking closely at Capers this offseason and preseason. He looks like a project and hopefully Samuels can whip him into shape, and he kind of reminds me of Samuels physically, same body type.

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 9:55 AM | Report abuse


again, in the case of not having a valid point hess just makes up lies...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 9:29 AM
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let's review my not so valid points, then you and your close buddies brown and beep can break them down.

draft d-line with our 1st round and 2nd round pick. draft o-line in the middle rounds. sign only young, lower priced FA's. if it makes sense, trade down for more draft picks.

it might be a recipe for disaster, but it's not the same coarse this team has been on for the last decade

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:56 AM | Report abuse

We've discussed this before my Puppet Pal, you set me up. It's a PlayAction pass to Monk811, get it? But our brain is big enough for the both of us. Are there any more of us in here, it seems like there should be more room if there are just 2 of us?

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 9:49 AM

It just gets very confusing thinking for two..or three...or four...

How are the boys ear tubes working out?

BTW that magical nasal mist was the bomb! Go nasal mist!

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 9:57 AM | Report abuse

I'm gonna be looking closely at Capers this offseason and preseason. He looks like a project and hopefully Samuels can whip him into shape, and he kind of reminds me of Samuels physically, same body type.

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 9:55 AM

Huh? Samuels is gone. Only way he whips Capers into shape is if Capers repeats 11th grade, like you/PlayAction.

But here's another way they're similar: Samuels was a first round pick who lived up to his draft position. Capers was a seventh round pick who is living up to his draft position.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 9:59 AM | Report abuse

brownwood26

Again...the price of the FAs is irrelevant if you're getting THE RIGHT GUYS.


And there's the whole timing, team building thingy.

You can't try to build a team with FA's.

You add them after you've invested draft picks in the kind of players who lay the proper foundation.

In fact, if you do things right by the draft, you'll find you might not even need a bevy of FA additions.

Just ask the packers about that.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Drew Brees, Reggie White, and Charles Woodson send their regards.

Again...the price of the FAs is irrelevant if you're getting THE RIGHT GUYS.

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 9:50 AM

therein lies the problem... There is no one in the Redskins FO capable of selecting the "RIGHT GUYS"? Bruce Allen brings in the "Galloways"...And Fantasy Dan picks according to potential Jersey Sales.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | February 10, 2011 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Again...the price of the FAs is irrelevant if you're getting THE RIGHT GUYS.

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 9:50 AM | Report abuse

And the right guys are:

Offense
1) Ryan Harris - RT/RG
2) Jamaal Brown - RT/RG
3) Robert Gallery - LG/utility guy (sneaking into the lineup b/c he'll follow Morgan here from Oakland. He's 30, but if he signs for something modest, he can give us some needed steel on the interior if Kory/Will Monty stink. He's also played all over the Oline in his career and could make for a nice swing-guy.)
4) Jacoby Jones WR - see above

Defense
1) D'Qwell Jackson ILB - assuming he's healthy

I'm getting rid of my pipe dream of getting Haloti Ngata.
2)

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 10:03 AM | Report abuse

let's review my not so valid points, then you and your close buddies brown and beep can break them down.

draft d-line with our 1st round and 2nd round pick. draft o-line in the middle rounds. sign only young, lower priced FA's. if it makes sense, trade down for more draft picks.

it might be a recipe for disaster, but it's not the same coarse this team has been on for the last decade

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:56 AM

1. There is no O-Lineman worth the #10 pick.
2. We have no middle round picks.
3. With FA's it's a matter not of price or age but of value for money. And we will have to sign a lot of them.
4. I'm not bean's close buddy. He bashes me all the time up here. But when he's right, he's right. And when you're wrong, it's just another day.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 10:05 AM | Report abuse

"sign only young, lower priced FA's"

here is the problem hess, so they went NT/OG with 1, and 2, right, that leaves, WR/WR, S, CB, G, T, LB, LB, and I'm sure I'm leaving some out, as your needs.

So when you sign a "lower priced" fa, who is lower priced because he's not that good, how does that work out, exactly??

The Packers for example, while they drafted all their wideouts, they're all pretty talented wouldn't you agree, and with moss possibly leaving, that leaves, no #1, no TRUE #2, and a bunch of #3,4 and 5 guys left.

Get over prices/cost, they need to go after TALENT...no one is gonna fear Austin/Banks/Armstrong as your starting wideouts...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Read that wrong --

1. Draft BPA with #10 pick -- could be LB or QB.
2. We have no middle round picks.
3. With FA's it's a matter not of price or age but of value for money. And we will have to sign a lot of them.
4. I'm not bean's close buddy. He bashes me all the time up here. But when he's right, he's right. And when you're wrong, it's just another day.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 10:09 AM | Report abuse


let's review my not so valid points, then you and your close buddies brown and beep can break them down.

draft d-line with our 1st round and 2nd round pick. draft o-line in the middle rounds.

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 9:56 AM
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1. There is no O-Lineman worth the #10 pick.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 10:05 AM |
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having problems with comprehension this morning beep ?

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 10:10 AM | Report abuse

I'm gonna be looking closely at Capers this offseason and preseason. He looks like a project and hopefully Samuels can whip him into shape, and he kind of reminds me of Samuels physically, same body type.

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 9:55 AM
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Falling asleep in the training room again, Monk? Samuels is going to go coach high school football and won't be helping Capers develop.

As for ability, right now Capers is raw on technique and needs to get stronger. I don't see the comparison to Samuels. Capers went to college as a tight end and morphed into an offensive lineman. He's had very little time in the position and he's got a lot to learn. If you kept an eye on him in the preseason last year I am sure you saw him get absolutely mauled at times due to a combination of not staying low and not being strong enough. I think the team should have activated him last year and worked him into the lineup as kind of a goal line tightend to give him some more experience blocking the quick NFL defenders, but experience alone isn't enough. He needs to camp out in the weight room.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 10:10 AM | Report abuse

having problems with comprehension this morning beep ?

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 10:10 AM

Seems like you're the one with problems. Every morning.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 10:12 AM | Report abuse

That hall of fame story is a bunch o crap. Only thing he gets right is that players should be voting not reporters. Every other thing he writes is idiotic.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 10, 2011 10:13 AM | Report abuse


I'm gonna be looking closely at Capers this offseason and preseason. He looks like a project and hopefully Samuels can whip him into shape, and he kind of reminds me of Samuels physically, same body type.

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 9:55 AM

Huh? Samuels is gone. Only way he whips Capers into shape is if Capers repeats 11th grade, like you/PlayAction.

But here's another way they're similar: Samuels was a first round pick who lived up to his draft position. Capers was a seventh round pick who is living up to his draft position.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Samuels still working with the Reskins OLine coaches? I might be wrong, this is why I am a lowly puppet and you are Blog Leader/Fry Cooker extraordinaire!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Good luck, Chris - as a former high school coach, I think the opportunity to instruct young athletes is beyond measure. Beyond teaching these athletes aspects of the sport, the important lessons of commitment, reliability, discipline and more serve to prepare participants for the next level of their lives. Way to go!

Posted by: Islander73 | February 10, 2011 10:14 AM | Report abuse

I just want to go on record as knowing that Samuels was gone.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:15 AM | Report abuse

"sign only young, lower priced FA's"

here is the problem hess, so they went NT/OG with 1, and 2, right, that leaves, WR/WR, S, CB, G, T, LB, LB, and I'm sure I'm leaving some out, as your needs.

So when you sign a "lower priced" fa, who is lower priced because he's not that good, how does that work out, exactly??

The Packers for example, while they drafted all their wideouts, they're all pretty talented wouldn't you agree, and with moss possibly leaving, that leaves, no #1, no TRUE #2, and a bunch of #3,4 and 5 guys left.

Get over prices/cost, they need to go after TALENT...no one is gonna fear Austin/Banks/Armstrong as your starting wideouts...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 10:06 AM
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I agree that they need another starter at receiver, and maybe two, since Armstrong in the slot is how I see him being used - especially if Moss leaves. Let's talk hypothetically, though. Let's say the Redskins make a terrible mistake and decide not to re-sign Moss and cannot get a decent free agent. What then? Is this Taurus kid on the practice squad anything? Anyone see him play in college? What else do they have?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 10:16 AM | Report abuse


Get over prices/cost, they need to go after TALENT...no one is gonna fear Austin/Banks/Armstrong as your starting wideouts...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 10:06 AM |
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no one feared the packers WR until they were given the chance to play and develop. greg, you want to win now by using up all our money on a few talented players, while we have done that in the past with horrible results.

aaron rodgers was drafted in 2005 and it took the packers 5 years to win the SB with him at QB. I don't call that win now, I call that building a team with the future in mind.

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Samuels still working with the Reskins OLine coaches? I might be wrong, this is why I am a lowly puppet and you are Blog Leader/Fry Cooker extraordinaire!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 10:13 AM

He's not listed as a coach on the Redskins website. He was an intern and I think that program ended. Redskins.com mentions him in the past tense. You want dipping sauce with those fries?

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 10:21 AM | Report abuse

hess-

They will be heavily involves in FA (as they should be). There will be 20+ players added to this roster, they just need to find the right guys. In the last 10 YRs they haven't...outside of LFB & DHall(yes I said it.)

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 10:21 AM | Report abuse

I just want to go on record as knowing that Samuels was gone.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:15 AM
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It's clearly a case of the sock puppet on one hand not knowing what the sock puppet on the other hand is doing.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 10:22 AM | Report abuse

4) Jacoby Jones WR - see above


and...


Steve Smith


Let's get two for the price of one.

Plus, even if he's healthy, MK12 has yet to show anyone he can play.

So why expect him to be a player?

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

involved

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

You want dipping sauce with those fries?

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 10:21 AM

YES!! Of course!

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I wanna build thru the draft as bad as anyone...but ignoring FA altogether is at best roster neglect. I mean, even the Steelers sign FAs...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Skins fans are afraid of FA. The term brings back painful memeories. A lot of us have trouble differentiating between what happened in the past and what's happening now. In the past we signed a bunch of guys over 30 that either didn't fit our scheme or we played them out of position.

This year because of what happened last year we have a whole slew of 24-28 year old players that have a good 5-10 years left in their prime coming our in FA. If you ever could build through FA this is the year to do it. All we have to do now is make sure they fit our scheme and we aren't playing them out of position. This is almost Vinny proof.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 10, 2011 10:25 AM | Report abuse

And there's the whole timing, team building thingy.

You can't try to build a team with FA's.

You add them after you've invested draft picks in the kind of players who lay the proper foundation.

In fact, if you do things right by the draft, you'll find you might not even need a bevy of FA additions.

Just ask the packers about that.


Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 10:00 AM


You might have misunderstood my stance...I'm not saying build with FAs, what I'm saying is you can't outright ignore FA and expect to build the team exclusively thru the draft with just 5 picks. They can adopt that philosophy starting in 2012, but this year they'll need to get at least 3 or 4 FAs just to fill out the roster.

It doesn't have to be VJ or Mankins or anyone with a big name. The list pfunk put up looks good to me...none of those guys are considered big name/big money players, just guys that fit what we do here.

As much as people point to teams like Pittsburgh and Green Bay as the banner teams that build thru the draft, they won titles with key FAs like Charles Woodson, Ryan Clark, and Mewelde Moore. Mid-level FAs can help a lot if you get the right guys...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Falling asleep in the training room again, Monk? Samuels is going to go coach high school football and won't be helping Capers develop.

As for ability, right now Capers is raw on technique and needs to get stronger. I don't see the comparison to Samuels. Capers went to college as a tight end and morphed into an offensive lineman. He's had very little time in the position and he's got a lot to learn. If you kept an eye on him in the preseason last year I am sure you saw him get absolutely mauled at times due to a combination of not staying low and not being strong enough. I think the team should have activated him last year and worked him into the lineup as kind of a goal line tightend to give him some more experience blocking the quick NFL defenders, but experience alone isn't enough. He needs to camp out in the weight room.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 10:10 AM | Report abuse

I read the article RSH, but it reminded me of Samuels working with the coaching staff last year and I thought he would still be doing the same thing this year. As far as comparisons, I think they have about the same body type. Capers does need to hit the weights, but Samuels was never known as the strongest of the offsensive linemen either, he was a good OLineman because of his technique and hands. Hopefully Capers can hit the weights and work on technique to stay on the team.

Thanks, but next time I'll try and spell things out for you a little better in the future. We gotta watch what we say here on RI, every word is under the microscope......

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Samuels still working with the Reskins OLine coaches?

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 10:13 AM | Report abuse

I just want to go on record as knowing that Samuels was gone.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:15 AM


More proof: Right hand doesn't know what the left hand is typing.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 10:28 AM | Report abuse

He looks like a project and hopefully Samuels can whip him into shape

Is Capers going back to high school?

Posted by: wireman65 | February 10, 2011 10:29 AM | Report abuse


hess-

They will be heavily involves in FA (as they should be). There will be 20+ players added to this roster, they just need to find the right guys. In the last 10 YRs they haven't...outside of LFB & DHall(yes I said it.)

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 10:21 AM |
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I hear ya 44.

I understand the key to the FA signings would be the right guys. we'll have to put our faith in allen and shanahan to chose those players. along with culture change I'd like to see us pull the right switches for a change, that's all.

oh, and diesel, thanks for the reasonable post to my comments this morning. I'd like to talk football and not be a character assassin. thanks again

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Since we're in the two week period for franchise designations...should we begin to consider who we should franchise here on RI?

I believe most of us are at least signed through 2011. Monk and I are here through 2015...although we are due a roster bonus in april...think in the ballpark of 25,000 bonus points.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:30 AM | Report abuse

oh, and diesel, thanks for the reasonable post to my comments this morning. I'd like to talk football and not be a character assassin. thanks again

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 10:29 AM

NERD!

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:33 AM | Report abuse

This is almost Vinny proof.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 10, 2011 10:25 AM

For the love of God...don't tempt the fates with statements like this...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 10, 2011 10:33 AM | Report abuse

The Masterplan

Outside of a ridiculous hypothetical where we get Peyton Manning and trade AH to the Cards for Larry Fitzgerald, here's my fairly reasonable gaze into the future for the Skins and the rebuild project:


1) Trade down out of #10 to a team that wants to make a grab for Cam Newton. (maybe Jax wants to beat Miami or Minny to the punch). Now we have a middle first rounder and their second rounder (plus ours).

2) We draft Phil Taylor (NT) at #16, Justin Houston (OLB) with our 1st second-round pick, and Ras-I Dowling (CB) with our next second-round pick.

Now we've gotten players to shore up and build upon our extremely cruddy 3-4 defense.

We go BPA with the rest of our picks to increase our overall talent-pool of players.

3) In FA we sign Ryan Harris (RT/RG), Jamaal Brown (RT/RG), Jacoby Jones (WR), and Alex Smith (QB), RObert Gallery (LG). We sign d'Qwell Jackson at ILB.

4) Smith, Grossman and Beck duke it out in camp for the starting job at QB.

If we can get anything for AH/McNabb I would consider that a bonus.

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 10:33 AM | Report abuse

When it comes to free agency, I think there are right and wrong ways to use it. This last season the team mostly used it the right way.

No big names, and no guarantees to FA's that they will start. Sign guys to compete with rookies and players who are already here.

The biggest thing I saw this last season that I liked, was the team didn't look at talent first, but got guys who had some experience in the systems who knew the offensive and defensive philosophy. Did they all work out, NO, but we need to stick with this idea this off season.

If we can get out of Free Agency with a new guy who can give the NT spot a shot, a legit free safety with some starting experience a RB under 28 signed to a low cost contract and a 2nd or 3rd string WR from some other team, I will consider it a success.

They don't need to be pro-bowlers, just players who can compete in training camp.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 10, 2011 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Steve Smith is a little long in the tooth. The other Steve Smith (NYG) is a RFA.

Once again Sidney Rice and Steve Smith are RFAs. Stop mentioning them unless you are willing to trade for them.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 10:35 AM | Report abuse

I just want to go on record as knowing that Samuels was gone.

A lotta guys form that 2000 NFL Draft are gone:

(from Wikipedia.com)

1 Cleveland Browns Courtney Brown Defensive End Penn State

2 Washington Redskins (from New Orleans) LaVar Arrington Linebacker Penn State

3 Washington Redskins (from San Francisco) Chris Samuels Tackle Alabama

4 Cincinnati Bengals Peter Warrick Wide Receiver Florida State

5 Baltimore Ravens (from Atlanta) Jamal Lewis Running Back Tennessee

6 Philadelphia Eagles Corey Simon Defensive Tackle Florida State

7 Arizona Cardinals Thomas Jones Running Back Virginia

8 Pittsburgh Steelers Plaxico Burress Wide Receiver Michigan State

9 Chicago Bears Brian Urlacher Linebacker New Mexico

10 Baltimore Ravens (from Denver) Travis Taylor Wide Receiver Florida

11 New York Giants Ron Dayne Running Back Wisconsin

12 New York Jets (from Carolina through Washington and San Francisco) Shaun Ellis Defensive End Tennessee

13 New York Jets (from San Diego through Tampa Bay) John Abraham Defensive End South Carolina

14 Green Bay Packers Bubba Franks Tight End Miami (FL)

15 Denver Broncos (from Baltimore) Deltha O'Neal Defensive Back California

16 San Francisco 49ers (from New England through New York Jets) Julian Peterson Linebacker Michigan State

17 Oakland Raiders Sebastian Janikowski Kicker Florida State

18 New York Jets Chad Pennington Quarterback Marshall

19 Seattle Seahawks (from Dallas) [2] Shaun Alexander Running Back Alabama

20 Detroit Lions Stockar McDougle Tackle Oklahoma

21 Kansas City Chiefs Sylvester Morris Wide Receiver Jackson State

22 Seattle Seahawks Chris McIntosh Tackle Wisconsin

23 Carolina Panthers (from Miami) Rashard Anderson Defensive Back Jackson State

24 San Francisco 49ers (from Washington) Ahmed Plummer Cornerback Ohio State

25 Minnesota Vikings Chris Hovan Defensive Tackle Boston College

26 Buffalo Bills Erik Flowers Defensive End Arizona State

27 New York Jets (from Tampa Bay) Anthony Becht Tight End West Virginia

28 Indianapolis Colts Rob Morris Linebacker Brigham Young University

29 Jacksonville Jaguars R. Jay Soward Wide Receiver USC

30 Tennessee Titans Keith Bulluck Linebacker Syracuse

31 St. Louis Rams Trung Candidate Running Back Arizona

Later on, Marvel Smith, Chad Clifton, Marcus Washington, Lavurenues Coles, Shane Lechler, Adalius Thomas, Robaire Smith, Brian Waters, Shaun O'Hara.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 10:36 AM | Report abuse

and...


Steve Smith


Let's get two for the price of one.

Plus, even if he's healthy, MK12 has yet to show anyone he can play.

So why expect him to be a player?

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 10, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse


Isn't Steve Smith an RFA?

Not interested in coughing up draft picks.

Posted by: p1funk | February 10, 2011 10:38 AM | Report abuse

oh, and diesel, thanks for the reasonable post to my comments this morning. I'd like to talk football and not be a character assassin. thanks again

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 10:29 AM | Report abuse

On that note. F U Hess.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, but next time I'll try and spell things out for you a little better in the future. We gotta watch what we say here on RI, every word is under the microscope......

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 10:27 AM
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Yeah, don't be bringing any of those slackass, off the cuff remarks on this blog. Samuels is like Capers like a whale is like a sardine, and don't you forget it. It is clear to me which sock puppet in the family has all of the brains.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Sadly, LaVar will never truly be gone.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Samuels still working with the Reskins OLine coaches? I might be wrong, this is why I am a lowly puppet and you are Blog Leader/Fry Cooker extraordinaire!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 10:13 AM

He's not listed as a coach on the Redskins website. He was an intern and I think that program ended. Redskins.com mentions him in the past tense. You want dipping sauce with those fries?

Posted by: beep-beep | February 10, 2011 10:21 AM | Report abuse

He's not officially listed as a coach, but when his internship ended he asked to stay on to learn and help out, knowing he wouldn't get paid. I was hoping we would still help out or get offered some kind of official position.

I like the spicy mustard, don't forget the salt.......

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 10:47 AM | Report abuse

"The biggest thing is the chance to give back to my home community. ....and also allowing myself to grow as a coach."

"This was my choice to walk away. ....
This is the best thing for me. I'm excited about this opportunity."

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Could the real reason Samuels is deciding to take this year off and give up an opportunity as a Skins asst/intern coach to "support his community HS" be.......

>>>If that CBA is not signed, I am not going to look like I stepped over the Union Line, to my ex-teammates, by waiting at Redskins Park, with the other coaches and the Front Office during the lockout. And worst case, possibly coaching scabs and replacement players. Better to leave now, under this "support my community" premise, rather than to have to make a tougher decision later after signing a asst coaching contract with the Skins.

My guess, this could possibly be the real reason.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | February 10, 2011 10:49 AM | Report abuse

It is clear to me which sock puppet in the family has all of the brains.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 10:42 AM

Good observation RSH...and more importantly the looks too!

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:50 AM | Report abuse


When it comes to free agency, I think there are right and wrong ways to use it. This last season the team mostly used it the right way.

They don't need to be pro-bowlers, just players who can compete in training camp.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 10, 2011 10:35 AM |
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with greg and beeps permission of course, I'd like to agree with you alex

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 10:52 AM | Report abuse

It is clear to me which sock puppet in the family has all of the brains.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 10:42 AM

Good observation RSH...and more importantly the looks too!

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:50 AM |
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Is there some kind of Sylvan Learning Center for the sock puppet-challenged?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Since we're in the two week period for franchise designations...should we begin to consider who we should franchise here on RI?

I believe most of us are at least signed through 2011. Monk and I are here through 2015...although we are due a roster bonus in april...think in the ballpark of 25,000 bonus points.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I have an option after 2013 to split, but I like it here. Plus I don't to confuse my brain by having PA comment on here and me comment on another blog.

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 10:54 AM | Report abuse


oh, and diesel, thanks for the reasonable post to my comments this morning. I'd like to talk football and not be a character assassin. thanks again

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 10:29 AM | Report abuse

On that note. F U Hess.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 10, 2011 10:40 AM |
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lmao 44

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Samuels 6'5" 314 lbs.

Capers 6'5" 315 lbs.

You're right, they aren't the same body type at all! Bunch of NERDS!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Since we're in the two week period for franchise designations...should we begin to consider who we should franchise here on RI?

I believe most of us are at least signed through 2011. Monk and I are here through 2015...although we are due a roster bonus in april...think in the ballpark of 25,000 bonus points.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I have an option after 2013 to split, but I like it here. Plus I don't to confuse my brain by having PA comment on here and me comment on another blog.

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 10:54 AM
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Monk, I don't think the blog is going to pick up your option. They tried trading you but other teams' blogs said you just never lived up to the expectations of when you were drafted. In fact, one blog said, "He's the Devin Thomas of the bloggin' world". It's a harsh world out there, but this is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately blogging world, and frankly, your recent posts have just not been the kind of stuff that gets you to the bloggers' pro-bowl. If you want my advice, kid, retire the sock.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Since we're in the two week period for franchise designations...should we begin to consider who we should franchise here on RI?

I believe most of us are at least signed through 2011. Monk and I are here through 2015...although we are due a roster bonus in april...think in the ballpark of 25,000 bonus points.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I have an option after 2013 to split, but I like it here. Plus I don't to confuse my brain by having PA comment on here and me comment on another blog.

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 10:54 AM
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Monk, I don't think the blog is going to pick up your option. They tried trading you but other teams' blogs said you just never lived up to the expectations of when you were drafted. In fact, one blog said, "He's the Devin Thomas of the bloggin' world". It's a harsh world out there, but this is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately blogging world, and frankly, your recent posts have just not been the kind of stuff that gets you to the bloggers' pro-bowl. If you want my advice, kid, retire the sock.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Hmm, that's what I was hearing about you. That little incident where you got a domestic dispute charge against that hooker you picked up really put a lot of bad publicity on the blog, in fact I hear Snyder is threatening to sue you, be careful, it couldn't turn out ugly!

BTW, how's the clap you got from that hooker, hopefully you feel better, you think you would have learned from the last time you got crabs and herpes from the transvestite!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Let's play WWVD. What would Vinny do.

Vinny would:

Sign Logan Mankins-This is a typical Vinny move. See Logan Mankins is going to command top dollar and we don't even know if he can play in our scheme.

Trade our second round pick for Braylon Edwards. This is classic Vinny. Braylon is probably going to be let go anyway.

Sign Pat Williams-Pat Williams is getting ready to retire and he doesn't fit our scheme. We could offer him a backloaded 5 year contract. This is about as Vinny as it gets.

Draft the best tight end on the board at #10.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 10, 2011 11:28 AM | Report abuse

You're right, they aren't the same body type at all! Bunch of NERDS!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Height and weight ain't body type.

If you want any confirmation of this just look at Oprah Winfrey (Fluctuates, but roughly 5'7 and 160 lbs) and Brandon Banks (5'7 155lbs)

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 10, 2011 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Hmm, that's what I was hearing about you. That little incident where you got a domestic dispute charge against that hooker you picked up really put a lot of bad publicity on the blog, in fact I hear Snyder is threatening to sue you, be careful, it couldn't turn out ugly!

BTW, how's the clap you got from that hooker, hopefully you feel better, you think you would have learned from the last time you got crabs and herpes from the transvestite!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 11:26 AM
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That was no hooker - it was your sister and yes, when I tell her happy V.D., I'm not referring to Valentine's Day.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 11:50 AM | Report abuse

You're right, they aren't the same body type at all! Bunch of NERDS!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Height and weight ain't body type.

If you want any confirmation of this just look at Oprah Winfrey (Fluctuates, but roughly 5'7 and 160 lbs) and Brandon Banks (5'7 155lbs)

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 10, 2011 11:31 AM
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How fast can Oprah run the forty? Has she experience in returning punts?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 11:51 AM | Report abuse

If you want any confirmation of this just look at Oprah Winfrey (Fluctuates, but roughly 5'7 and 160 lbs) and Brandon Banks (5'7 155lbs)

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 10, 2011 11:31 AM | Report abuse

lol, you're comparing Oprah to BB? That's just dumb.

They are the same body type, what is so wrong about saying that. Capers needs to add muscle, Shanny knew that coming out of college, but Samuels was never known for his strength. They have the same height, almost same weight, same basic arm length (Capers 34 in., Samuels 33 1/2 in.).

Let's bury this dead horse and move on, I'll just stick to schtick today cause obviously the vultures are out picking apart people's statements and adding in false information.

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Coin toss

Was the blog better when...

A. Reid would cut n paste from other real writers
B. New editors copy n pasting from bloggers
C. Every poster didnt have sand in there vag like today
D. When hess only had 3 sock puppets to puss people off with

There ya go RI have at it. Im sure my 4 sided coin question will be posted tommorow and today hess will beyatch bout somethin ro be followed by a frak posting about gocernement cheese used for mind control of people on welfare

What has this blog become.....?

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | February 10, 2011 11:57 AM | Report abuse

That was no hooker - it was your sister and yes, when I tell her happy V.D., I'm not referring to Valentine's Day.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 10, 2011 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Uh oh, according to the Rules of Beep that joke is old and disqualified, come up with something more original! That is all.....

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Did someone say we're getting Oprah?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Mike Mayock on NFL Network called Oprah a heavy legged knee bender...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 10, 2011 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Did someone say we're getting Oprah?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 12:01 PM | Report abuse

No, Kemoeatu put on a wig one day for fun and some took the picture and thought it looked like Oprah with a Redskins jersey on. We're just putting one fat lazy blob out the door, we don't need a replacement.

BTW, thanks for asking, monk jr. is doing well with the tubes, just sux having to hold him down to put the drops in his ears, he hates it!

He did ask the other day why uncle PlayAction looked so messed up. Glad you enjoyed the spray!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Always following the smart and successful path. All the best!

Posted by: KDSmallJr | February 10, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse


What has this blog become.....?

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | February 10, 2011 11:57 AM |
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well brandon, hope you have a good day.

Posted by: hessone | February 10, 2011 12:15 PM | Report abuse

What has this blog become.....?

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | February 10, 2011 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Obviously a place where people that think they are better than everyone else (you) can sit on their thrones (old couch in their redneck trailor) and judge other people (the REAL people in the know) and pick apart their every word and make fun of people for something they say or make up arguments and put words into people's mouths (like the c*ck in yours) when they don't understand (retard) the topic.

I think we've found your replacement when you leave beep!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Listen Monk...I'm just trying to point out (correctly) that height and weight does not equal body type. Your post offered no other evidence to suggest body type between Capers and CS other than a similar height and weight.

That's it, not trying to pick anything apart, just stating a well known physiological fact.

Now, do I wish Oprah could somehow wrestle control of the team from Snyder?

Absolutely!


Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 10, 2011 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Monk811 beeps?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 10, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins' 2011 schedule: Home will not be so sweet

February 10th, 2011 2:08 am ET/Examiner.com

Tom Brady and the Pats are one of the difficult opponents the Redskins have to face at home in 2011.
Normally, teams that had a poor outing in their previous season would get somewhat of a favorable schedule the following year. Fortunately, the Washington Redskins’ NFC East division will play the NFC West, despite of their squads expected improvements. But the NFC East draws the AFC East as well and two of their best teams (arguably two of the best units in the NFL) play the Redskins – at home.
The days for the Redskins’ contests are not set, but their opponents are. Coming to FedEx Field are the Cardinals and 49ers. However, the Jets and the Patriots are venturing there as well with a side order of the Vikings. The road could be the burgundy and gold’s saving grace, but realizing that the Redskins need depth, along with making improvements to their roster, nothing is guaranteed as they will journey to St. Louis, Seattle, Carolina, Buffalo, and Miami.
Of course, the Redskins will face their usual suspects in the Eagles, Giants and the Cowboys at home and on the road. But with question marks surrounding who will be their quarterback, how will they improve the offensive line, what changes will be made at running back and receivers, and their defensive line help, the 2011 season may be another long campaign for the Redskins, based on their schedule - especially at home where they won a total of nine games in their last three seasons.

Posted by: abxinc | February 10, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

e where people that think they are better than everyone else (you) can sit on their thrones (old couch in their redneck trailor) and judge other people (the REAL people in the know) and pick apart their every word and make fun of people for something they say or make up arguments and put words into people's mouths (like the c*ck in yours) when they don't understand (retard) the topic.

Haha monk, I see u removed the sans from ur vag and my nut from ur eyes n used ur hooked on phonics today

U are the exact person I wrote my post about haha. You call me a redneck and urself imformed yet you know nada about me or sports. You claim your in the know which alone proves you dont, people with real talent dont talk bout it, there actions do. Your actions show younknow alot about male genitals
Also I dont give a ish what u think, u come here to talk crap about people online cuz u have no ome to talk to in real life. I come here to see what people think bout the redskins, your here for your love of forskin.

Sorry homo but im circumcised so get off my d!ck

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | February 10, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Now, do I wish Oprah could somehow wrestle control of the team from Snyder?

Absolutely!

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 10, 2011 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I did also include arm length, but I see what you are saying. I'll include waste, thigh, hips, and buttocks measurements next time!!! hehehe

If all it took was for Oprah to wrestle the team away from Snyder, then the midget is screwed. She'd tear thru him faster than at box of 50 hot wings!

Posted by: monk811 | February 10, 2011 12:36 PM | Report abuse

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