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Closing Time for 2008 Preseason Looms

I'm not sure exactly how this happened, but the Case of the Purloined Tomahawk has been closed. Naturally, there was a Cooley and a guy in a burgundy and gold bodysuit involved. That's really all I care to know.

There actually is a game tonight, with the Jasons and Mike Wise checking in soon, and it's important for a bunch of reasons: 1) will the offense be sharp -- and thereby earn a get-off-the-field-quickly ticket; 2) who will stand out as cuts loom (4 p.m. Saturday deadline); 3) will Gregg Williams have any tricks up his sleeve; 4) will the pre- and post-game greetings be warm? What else will you be looking to see?

And at least you will be able to see tonight, with the game on NBC. But note that kickoff is at 7 as an interminable preseason comes to a merciful end.

By Cindy Boren  |  August 28, 2008; 2:45 PM ET
 
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Comments

Good bring on the regular season.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

SUCKERS!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

First (game a week away)!

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Fifth!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Cindy
JLC said the post would do a contest to guess the roster. That still on?

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Will Barack Obama give a halftime speech at the game tonight?

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

overhung nads

Posted by: nads guy | August 28, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what Betts and Cartwright are thinking about Mason getting the start.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm looking forward to seeing whether Mason can do with as close to first string defenders as the Jags are willing to put on the field. I'm not looking forward to Mason "learning by mistakes" in pass protection. No need to wear out Portis or Betts with only seven days to go till they put the entire team on their backs. Hopefully, Mason pass blocks VERY WELL tonight.

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Dum Da Dun Dum Donne!

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

most importatnt= madden

support: was too young to get laid when electric football and atari were out. no excuse now that old enough, yet still play madden

Posted by: still in the basement | August 28, 2008 3:06 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Well glad to see this preseason over but i do wanna see how Moore and Horton plays toghter in the secondary B/c i think both has had a good preseason.. I also wanna see what the rookie recievers can do with all that playing time as well

Posted by: Ty-Bo | August 28, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Looming nads

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Also, I would hope that McMullen is in the starting line up ... the biggest "bubble" on offense seems like its going to be over keeping a 4th RB or a 6th WR.

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Submitted sans comment: Pacman "Adam" Jones is reinstated and gets the news at Hooters.

Posted by: Cindy | August 28, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

"TT, so let me get this straight...we'r not having the draft on the 30th cuz your beloved georgia bulldogs are playing a gar-field highschool JV football team?

and some dude on espn was saying "the dogs" be lucky to win their conference...let alone all of sec...

Posted by: dealer | August 28, 2008 2:39 PM "

First, when did "TT" become my nickname? I don't like it.

Second, I don't care what Talking Head #172 said, really. We've won the SEC with much less talent than we have this year.

Third, our conference is the "whole SEC", our division is the SEC East.

Fourth, yes.

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:05 PM

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what Betts and Cartwright are thinking about Mason getting the start.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:05 PM

Their first thought is "Good. 'Skins trying to showcase him so that they can trade him!" Their second thought is "WTF? 'Skins have an offer for me and they want to see if Mason can fill in!"

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Cindy | August 28, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Pacman was @ Hooters when he got the call he was reinstated.

Big Deal or No?

I say no....

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 3:07 PM

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

A contest? That's Jasno's call.

Posted by: Cindy | August 28, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Pacman was @ Hooters when he got the call he was reinstated.

Big Deal or No?

I say no....

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 3:07 PM

I say depends on how well he tipped ...

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

It's raining at Hooters today.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

1) Is Mason really starting tonight with the first string? How does ROCK feel!?!

:(


And will we see a Redskins first string O vs. Jax first string D at all? At least one series?


And Cindy, you think Georgia will win the National Championship? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Cindy, I don't think you forgot to add that ... its in the link to "interminable preseason" in the thread starter.

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

First, when did "TT" become my nickname? I don't like it.

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:09 PM

Dude, when a dog answers to his name, it's his name. And when you respond to TT, it's your name. You made it happen, dog.

Posted by: Motivator | August 28, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Osi U. gets hurt and everyone wants to shorten the preseason. Portis gets hurt and everyone says too bad for Portis.

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Also, I'll be watching Malcom tonight!

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

anyone going to the game tonight?

Posted by: [cc]
__________

Yep, will be in club level, although chillin on my sofa tonite sounds pretty tempting right now.

Posted by: RambleOn | August 28, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Pacman was @ Hooters when he got the call he was reinstated.

Big Deal or No?

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 3:07 PM

Big deals are the only deals they have at Hooters. That's why it's called Hooters. That and the Rice Owls, of course.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

"Osi U. gets hurt and everyone wants to shorten the preseason. Portis gets hurt and everyone says too bad for Portis.

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2008 3:13 PM "


I agree with that, media craps on us regularly and no one cares. I'm used to it though, it'll be sweet when we have double digit wins this year!

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

I hear after he got the news he made it rain using buffalo wings.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Also, I'll be watching Malcom tonight!

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:13 PM

Any bets on how he leaves the field: (1) runs off, (2) walks off, (3) limps off, (4) limps off with assistance, (5) gets a ride in the golf cart, straight to the locker room?

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Can you hear me now?

Posted by: Annoying Verizon Wireless Dude | August 28, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

looks like it's good news for mason...if he does decent...he's one of the 53, if he don't back to PS...

Posted by: dealer | August 28, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Annoying Verizon Wireless Dude | August 28, 2008 3:15 PM

Was it you or Fred Davis who was at Cindy's last night?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Was it you or Fred Davis who was at Cindy's last night?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:17
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You're kidding right? I've never even gotten to first base with a girl.

Posted by: Annoying Verizon Wirelss Dude | August 28, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe my daughter beat me up. Save me Kato Kalin

Posted by: O.J. Simpson | August 28, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

most important = vibrating plate

support: It is a statistically proven prognostication device, just like the magic 8 ball. It's a real bargin at $49, because it has many other household uses. Just ask Skippy.

Posted by: stumped | August 28, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I still say Mason is gone. Due to youth and injuries, Skins must keep 6 WRs and 9 DLs. No room for Mason.

Posted by: RambleOn | August 28, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Atari.

Simple without Atari the console may not have taken off. You should add 10 yard fight into that though, that game was the bee's knees back in the day.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Osi U. gets hurt and everyone wants to shorten the preseason. Portis gets hurt and everyone says too bad for Portis.

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2008 3:13 PM

Amen!

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

If you mean Madden 1. I go atari, Madden 1 was not even the best football game at its release, not untill it got to the PS2 years did Madden get solid.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Are the preseason games less of a drunken party than the regular season or worse?

Posted by: charlie | August 28, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Goodell has cleared Pacman Jones to play for San Quentin's Team, the Dallas Cowboys, this year. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/specials/preview/2008/08/28/pacman.ap/index.html Good news for Jones and the 'Boys, bad news for everybody else in the division.

Posted by: rbpalmer | August 28, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

looks like it's good news for mason...if he does decent...he's one of the 53, if he don't back to PS...

Posted by: dealer | August 28, 2008 3:16 PM

This is exactly why Mason is STARTING and Rock ISN'T. Man! Some of you won't even let the man start one preseason game without rasing questions about the G.O.A.T aka Rock Cartwright!

Why in the F'n hell is Rock "3 and a plie of feces" so damn special?

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing Atari was also real significant to a certain safety in Green Bay. Who knows how his life would have turned out if his name was something like Larry Bigby ... maybe he'd have become a dentist.

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Pacman Jones is a sub par DB, he was for the Titans. In college he was so much faster than everyone but he's small and plays with bad technique. He's a good special teamer but he's not that impactful. He'll be the 3rd of 4th CB on that team. So let's stop with the Pacman hype.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure that Mason starting is going to be that big a deal. He'll be with the first string offense, against the 2nd string (most likely) defense of the jags.

So if he runs well what exactly will that prove? Shouldn't we expect him to run well in those circumstances?

I hope Kelly, and Thomas have a good showing tonight....

Posted by: Greg | August 28, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

The wide receiver spot is really a problem. We really only have 3 (Moss, El and Thrash) that can play at all. So far, both rookies look like total dead weight for this season. Thomas looked like he was diving for cover on every return last week. We really should consider putting Kelly on IR and keeping McMullen or maybe Mix.

Posted by: jimk123 | August 28, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

So if he runs well what exactly will that prove? Shouldn't we expect him to run well in those circumstances?

Posted by: Greg | August 28, 2008 3:36 PM

Yes. But if he doesn't run well, that proves something.

What can you do? He has to play against the guys who are on the field.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I worry about JC with mason blocking...

Posted by: Zebra | August 28, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

...Madden 1 was not even the best football game at its release, not untill it got to the PS2 years did Madden get solid.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 3:28 PM

Didn't the first Madden come out in 92' or 93'? The only game I played before Madden was Tecmo Bowl and Super Bowl. Give me the Raiders on Tecmo Bowl and the 'Skins on Super Bowl.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of Madden;

i always made myself as QB back in the day. Always had a tinted vision, as many arm bands as i could have, cool to the max yo....

then the team drafts brennan, and he looks just like my character....

my point? Mason blocking for JC is Zorn trying to find an excuse to get Brennan as his #1./////./.'/.'/,/,',/
,/.,',[,[

Posted by: Zebra | August 28, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Dude, when a dog answers to his name, it's his name. And when you respond to TT, it's your name. You made it happen, dog.

Posted by: Motivator | August 28, 2008 3:12 PM

Dude, he's in Georgia, it's spelled dawg...

Posted by: GA_Skinz_Fan | August 28, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

And thus my powers of clairvoyance are revealed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Zebra | August 28, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

My 3:36 post came off sounding like an @ss. Didn't mean it to sound that way. Just saying, he's gotten a lot of attention and he's a back up. He's a factor but no more than say the Smoot pickup was last year maybe less.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Hey Red, go back to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Rock is a TRUE REDSKIN.

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Pacman Jones is a sub par DB, he was for the Titans. In college he was so much faster than everyone but he's small and plays with bad technique. He's a good special teamer but he's not that impactful. He'll be the 3rd of 4th CB on that team. So let's stop with the Pacman hype.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 3:36 PM

Here, here

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 28, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

"We really should consider putting Kelly on IR and keeping McMullen or maybe Mix"

Really? You should consider NEVER reproducing because your DNA needs to be removed from the gene pool.....

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Dude, when a dog answers to his name, it's his name. And when you respond to TT, it's your name. You made it happen, dog.

Posted by: Motivator | August 28, 2008 3:12 PM

Dude, he's in Georgia, it's spelled dawg...

Posted by: GA_Skinz_Fan | August 28, 2008 3:42 PM

Dude, he's in Georgia, he can't spell dog.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 28, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

"...Madden 1 was not even the best football game at its release, not untill it got to the PS2 years did Madden get solid.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 3:28 PM

Didn't the first Madden come out in 92' or 93'? The only game I played before Madden was Tecmo Bowl and Super Bowl. Give me the Raiders on Tecmo Bowl and the 'Skins on Super Bowl.


Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 3:40 PM "

Figures, what kinda Redskin fan are you? Don't like Rock, don't use the Redskins...BUSTED

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Pacman Jones is a sub par DB, he was for the Titans. ... He's a good special teamer but he's not that impactful. ... So let's stop with the Pacman hype.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 3:36 PM

I agree that he's a nothingburger as a CB, but I disagree about impact as a PR/KR. He's a liability for the Skins as a return man. Maybe not Hester or Cribbs, but threatens to have the best return stats in NFC East. "X factors" are not welcome sights in NFC East opponents.

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

"Dude, when a dog answers to his name, it's his name. And when you respond to TT, it's your name. You made it happen, dog.

Posted by: Motivator | August 28, 2008 3:12 PM

Dude, he's in Georgia, it's spelled dawg...

Posted by: GA_Skinz_Fan | August 28, 2008 3:42 PM

Dude, he's in Georgia, he can't spell dog.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 28, 2008 3:44 PM "


You just inadvertently insulted GA_Skinz_Fan, genius.

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich... That's, that's about it.

Posted by: Bubba | August 28, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

tonite's game is all about figuring out the last roster spots. For these bubble guys, its about showcasing their skills to the Redskins first, but also to the entire league.

Which is why Mason is starting. That and Portis had enough carries (more than 10) to be ready.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Mason will play well tonight if the line blocks well..... You are only as good as your blocking if you are a running back. The key to look for:
1) Is he hitting the wholes with speed
2) Is he making the right cuts while running the ball
He is not a break it to the outside runner so his runs will be on the inside and making people miss.

He has been steady the past past two years with this running style so he will do fine tonight if the blocking is there. He could rush for over 100 yards if he plays the whole game.

Posted by: Football Fan #1 | August 28, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse


AOL says 90% chance of rain tonight. I never trust their forecasts, so please tell a Left Coaster what's the weather look like?

Because if it's a sloppy turf..I'd like to know how many players will have hammy pulls and go on injured reserve.

If it's Moss, ARE or Portis, that's a BAD thing.

If it's a young hopeful who would otherwise be cut or be risked on the practice squad, not so much.

Posted by: Corkczar | August 28, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Didn't the first Madden come out in 92' or 93'? The only game I played before Madden was Tecmo Bowl and Super Bowl. Give me the Raiders on Tecmo Bowl and the 'Skins on Super Bowl.


Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 3:40 PM

You never played John Elways Football in 90-91? That was my joint!

Also, '95 Madden was the BEST. I always picked the jets (because of Boomer Esaison) and #19 would score a TD on PR and KR all the time! His name is slipping my mind at the moment....

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

RI nation, whom among you, seriously, has hershey squirted in your pants and been stuck with a hot mess all day?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Closing Time for 2008 Preseason Looms

Really looking forward to regular season looms!

Posted by: cload & daggar | August 28, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Al;

I predict Portis gets only 1.2 of the carries in Game 1. Really, I think they are going to spell him a lot over the first half of the season. Get him ready for the stretch run.

If we are going to have to lean on the Run Game when our pass offense stuggles, let Betts, Rock and Mason take that punishment.

Posted by: Zebra | August 28, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

fwiw, I like that we are getting the preseason over first and have the opening game on Thursday next week.

For the 2nd game of the regular, the team will have added time to correct the problems of week 1 and more time to heal for anyone who is dinged up. Those extra few days are a real advantage.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Bubba | August 28, 2008 3:46 PM

Were you talking UGA fans or Rock?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I agree Sween well said. I meant impactful overall. He certainly can be dangerous but I'm not sure he's passed Crayton as their returner. He may very well have but last time I saw Crayton was still shagging punts for the first team.


Dude, he's in Georgia, he can't spell dog.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 28, 2008 3:44 PM

Sure he can G I R L F R I E N D

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

+++Mason will play well tonight if the line blocks well..... The key to look for:

1) Is he hitting the wholes with speed.+++

And will he need a second halfback because two halves equal a whole?


+++2) Is he making the right cuts while running the ball+++

Not to get all political, but sometimes, shouldn't he make the left cuts?

It's the complexity that makes football such a great game.

Posted by: Corkczar | August 28, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse


They are celebrating their 20th Anniversary so '88. I just remember playing it and, was it Steve Young Football, and Madden was just cheesy. Once they had the capacity for decent 3D animation it was good.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Cork,

It's been rainy and overcast all day.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Dude, he's in Georgia, it's spelled dawg...

Posted by: GA_Skinz_Fan | August 28, 2008 3:42 PM

It's worse than that. He's in South Carolina and WISHES we were in Georgia. How pitiful can you get?

Posted by: Motivator | August 28, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Anyone remember "Tom Landry Strategy Football"?

Posted by: cload & daggar | August 28, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Dude, he's in Georgia, he can't spell dog.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 28, 2008 3:44 PM

Sure he can G I R L F R I E N D

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 3:51 PM

Yeah, but if PacMan makes another mistake, he'll be spelling Girlfriend:
B U B B A

Posted by: Al Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

cload, in that game, did the offensive lines all do that stupid up-down thing before they got into their stances? I freakin' hated that stupid up-down thing.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 28, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:45 PM

Oh Lordy.. another self-righteous out-of-area fan...

You're a bag of tools, son. I play with different teams on VIDEO games, because they aren't real. I'm not slighting the 'Skins because I play with another team on a VIDEO game. maybe you should learn the difference, boy. Besides what if you have friends over and you're playing a tournament and someone picks the Skins? But you probably wouldn't know that since your mommy kicks your company out at 8:30 every night. Your lame ass more than likely aren't even living in your mothers basement. You're still sharing a room with your little brother "The Deceit" and both of you still wear PJ with the footies on them.

And by the way, asstroll, you were so much funnier when you posted in third person.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp08/news/story?id=3557269

Colts' Center Saturday out for a long time,

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

No he wont....

Posted by: Chris Henry | August 28, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

AOL says 90% chance of rain tonight. I never trust their forecasts, so please tell a Left Coaster what's the weather look like?

Posted by: Corkczar | August 28, 2008 3:48 PM

Leftover rain from Tropical Storm Fay, so there isn't any lightning (not like last's years preseason game against the Jags ... which was kind of funny watching the team go out to the field, then back into the lockerroom, then back out, then back in ... well, funny on TV ... there was a guy named Connskins who used to post who drove 6 hours to take his 6 year old son to that game ... great dad, bad night). FedEx's turf doesn't get as beat up as say, New England's or Pittsburgh's. I think they may have some drainage feature underneath.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I hate the up-down thing.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 28, 2008 3:57 PM

The up-down thing's just fine if you've got a synchronized chick doing the down-up thing.

Posted by: Motivator | August 28, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

That anonymous weather report at 3:59pm was me (anon by MISTAKE). Also, DC desperately needs rain, so this is a good thing.

Posted by: dcsween | August 28, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

PJs with footies on them AND underoos. Yes indeed those were the days (yesterday?)

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Mason will play well tonight if the line blocks well..... You are only as good as your blocking if you are a running back.

*******************

Posted by: Football Fan #1 | August 28, 2008 3:48 PM

Eh, Barry Sanders did it with no line........

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Dude, he's in Georgia, he can't spell dog.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 28, 2008 3:44 PM

Since I'm in GA too, I was gonna have a witty remark for this post but then saw that we have an Atlanta metro county that became one of only three school systems in the entire county since 1969 to lose its accreditation today.50,000 students who, even if they can spell college can no longer get into one!

I'll hold off on the verbal jousting cuz I'm feelin dummer bye the minute.

Posted by: GA_Skinz_Fan | August 28, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

"British sculptor Marc Quinn is ready to unveil his latest creation to the world, a nearly $2.8 million, 110-pound solid gold statue of the supermodel, hyped as the largest such creation built since ancient Egypt."

Its a good thing he wasn't a fan of Nate Newton

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Barry Sanders is a freak of Nature as well (4th)

Posted by: Football Fan #1 | August 28, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I think #19's name for the Jetts last name was Murrel?

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Fact Barry Sanders would have had 20k yards in 13 seasons if his line was good....

Posted by: Football Fan #1 | August 28, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

ooops, the sculpture was of Kate Moss

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Anon. I think that was a skins ravens game where lightning knocked out some lights at the stadium. Same week though... odd.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

You never played John Elways Football in 90-91? That was my joint!

Also, '95 Madden was the BEST. I always picked the jets (because of Boomer Esaison) and #19 would score a TD on PR and KR all the time! His name is slipping my mind at the moment....

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 3:50 PM

Yeah I forgot all about Elways Football. Madden 95' was the ish'. I picked the 49ers because you couldn't stop Ricky Watters and the HB cutback play. I used to put up 70 yd. TD's on the reg with that play.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Adrian Morrell?

I thought that was Meshawn? Was he even drafted yet?

Posted by: Zebra | August 28, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Barry Sanders was/is the best RB of all time. No one ever did more with less.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?
id=3557151

Cinncinnati RB Rudi Johnson is on the market.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

If the field is slippery, Zorn ought to just sit the starters. Slick fields seem to generate a lot of strains.

Its one thing to take the risk by playing starters in a meaningless game. Its another to play them in a meaningless game on a slick field with above normal chance of injury.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

There was a madden one year that was awesome for one simple reason. When a player would get injured, an ambulance would drive out onto the field and literally run into any other player that was in the way. Hilarious.

Anyone remember what year that was?

Posted by: swb | August 28, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Barry Sanders was/is the best RB of all time. No one ever did more with less.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 4:09 PM

Barry Sanders is overrated. He'd gain 20 yards, then the next 3 plays, he'd gain 2 and the Lions would punt. 4 carries, 22 yards. Great yards per carry average, but nothing to show for it.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I guess Mason showed enough on special teams that the Skins are considering letting Cartwright go. Probably depends on how well Mason rushes tonight. With the OL and rain, who knows?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 28, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone remember NFL Quarterback Club?

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

re: Landry Strategy Football
I don't think they did the up-down thing... I'll have to see if I can fire that bad boy up somewhere. It was from ~1987, for Macintosh. Upgraded to color at one point. Then lost forever.

Posted by: cload & daggar | August 28, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

First football video-game I ever got was for the PC, rent's would not let us have a council system and we had mac's usually, got the first PC in middle school.

The guy on the cover... Mark Brunell. Norv era skins, with Davis and Johnson, that is where I first learned my love of the counter tre.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I live in Atlanta, don't be fooled by the big city name. You go 9 miles out of the city and it's Pick up trucks w/rebel flags everywhere you go. So yes guys Georgia is everything you would imagine it to be, they have a long long way to go to catch up to more civilized parts of the country.

Posted by: Jethro Bodine | August 28, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Barry Sanders is overrated. He'd gain 20 yards, then the next 3 plays, he'd gain 2 and the Lions would punt. 4 carries, 22 yards. Great yards per carry average, but nothing to show for it.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:12 PM

I don't care. Dude had no offensive line and still made ish happen.

Not his fault he had no QB, no D, and no O-line.

So share Zeke, who is you favorite all time back? I'm betting you'll say Riggins...

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Sweetness then, Sweetness now, Sweetness forever!!

Posted by: Hail Walter Payton! | August 28, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

RE: Rudi Johnson

Nay.

Rudi + Stephen Davis 2nd and beyond with Carolina = washed, broken, and DONE.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Marcus Mason!

Posted by: not Greg | August 28, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

If the field is slippery, Zorn ought to just sit the starters. Slick fields seem to generate a lot of strains.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:09 PM

I think that if the Jaguars even show up, we should not only sit the starters, but ask them to watch from the Club Level. No point in taking unnecessary chances.

If the Jags don't show up, then we can let the starters warm up.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 28, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

It is a travesty that Sweetness never got a TD in their Superbowl, but the Fridge did. F William Perry.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Anywhere that I can listen to the game on my computer tonight since I have to work late. Does 980 have it online?

Posted by: Rusty | August 28, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Good bet on Riggins. Liked Larry Brown a lot. Before his knee gave out, he was headed to Canton. Csonka was great. Got a special place in my heart for Walter Payton. As much as I hate to include him here, Emmitt Smith.

For RBs, the big stat that I don't think is kept is how many times did the play go nowhere, or even for a loss? If I had to create a stat for an RB, it would be this:

On what % of the plays did he either get a 1st down, TD or at least 3 yards. The guys that have the best % are probably the most effective RBs.

The guys that are most fun to watch aren't the most effective. Barry Sanders was fun to watch. But not that effective.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Anywhere that I can listen to the game on my computer tonight since I have to work late. Does 980 have it online?

Posted by: Rusty | August 28, 2008 4:23 PM


Should be on there. Try searching for Redskins Radio in google.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

It is a travesty that Sweetness never got a TD in their Superbowl, but the Fridge did. F William Perry.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 4:22 PM


Agreed. I'll never forgive Ditka for that.

Posted by: Rusty | August 28, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Barry Sanders was/is the best RB of all time. No one ever did more with less.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 4:09 PM

Barry Sanders is overrated. He'd gain 20 yards, then the next 3 plays, he'd gain 2 and the Lions would punt. 4 carries, 22 yards. Great yards per carry average, but nothing to show for it.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:12 PM

___________________________________________

I hate when people get on here and write with pure ignorance about the game that I love. AL Zeke Etc is str8 dumb period.. Barry Sanders for as bad as his line was still averaged over 5 yards per carry which is in the top three for rusher with over 10k in yards....I hate dumb people who just talk without knowing what in the hell they are talking about. SHUT UP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Football Fan #1 | August 28, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Fact Barry Sanders would have had 20k yards in 13 seasons if his line was good....

Posted by: Football Fan #1 | August 28, 2008 4:05 PM

And if he could throw a block, catch a football, play in pain, be a team leader, and not be a quitter, he just might be known as the best back of all time.

Posted by: SMACK | August 28, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Anyone, correct me if I'm wrong, but umbrellas are NOT allowed at FedEx Field, correct?

Posted by: Soon-to-be Very Wet | August 28, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Lionel Vital!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I really can't see Rock getting cut. Who knows though. I definitely think that Mason is the better runner. On special teams though Rock does it up and since neither will see the field very often the nod goes to special teams.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

BOARD WEATHERPERSONS

Thanks for the updates and info.

I actually remember back when that was known as "Redskin Weather."

Now I just worry how many muscle pulls will result. I think we'll see starters less than anticipated.

Posted by: Corkczar | August 28, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SMACK | August 28, 2008 4:25 PM

Smack dont get me started on this please. BS played every year and gained 1k plus per season even in the season he was hurt. Yes he retired after 10 seasons which is plenty for a running back in the NFL.....and still rushed for over 15k.... PLEASE STOP

Posted by: Football Fan #1 | August 28, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Zeke stands by his belief that Barry Sanders was overrated.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Rain? We don't need no stinkin' rain!

Posted by: not loco mullin | August 28, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

No umbrellas allowed, except mine of course.

Posted by: Rihanna | August 28, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Smack dont get me started on this please. BS played every year and gained 1k plus per season even in the season he was hurt. Yes he retired after 10 seasons which is plenty for a running back in the NFL.....and still rushed for over 15k.... PLEASE STOP

Posted by: Football Fan #1 | August 28, 2008 4:29 PM

Yup, he did one thing very well. Thanks for making my point.

Posted by: SMACK | August 28, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Zeke takes Csonka, Sweetness and Emmitt over Barry Sanders

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

And you gotta go Jim Brown.

Posted by: SMACK | August 28, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Zeke never saw Jim Brown play, which is why he isn't on Zeke's list. Why is Zeke is speaking like The Truth? Zeke doesn't know.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

skinz, agreed on Rock/Mason. While Mason might offer more potential as a third RB, Rock has very good special teams skills. How often are you going to need a 3rd string RB, versus how often are you going to need a good special teams player.

Posted by: Greg | August 28, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

"Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 3:45 PM

Oh Lordy.. another self-righteous out-of-area fan...

You're a bag of tools, son. I play with different teams on VIDEO games, because they aren't real. I'm not slighting the 'Skins because I play with another team on a VIDEO game. maybe you should learn the difference, boy. Besides what if you have friends over and you're playing a tournament and someone picks the Skins? But you probably wouldn't know that since your mommy kicks your company out at 8:30 every night. Your lame ass more than likely aren't even living in your mothers basement. You're still sharing a room with your little brother "The Deceit" and both of you still wear PJ with the footies on them.

And by the way, asstroll, you were so much funnier when you posted in third person.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 3:57 PM "


LOL

wow, insecure much?


I was completely joking that post, my god you're a pitiful, pitiful human being.


lol

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

"Dude, he's in Georgia, it's spelled dawg...

Posted by: GA_Skinz_Fan | August 28, 2008 3:42 PM

It's worse than that. He's in South Carolina and WISHES we were in Georgia. How pitiful can you get?

Posted by: Motivator | August 28, 2008 3:54 PM "

1) I don't wish yall were in Georgia, I don't really care where yall are. And I don't even know who you are referring to when you say "we".

2) I live one minute from Georgia and work in Georgia, not that that matters at all.

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know what the QB rotation is expected to be tonight?

Posted by: GA_Skinz_Fan | August 28, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Zeke spent last night watching, in the following order:
Bill Clinton
Joe Biden
Animal House

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

yawn

I'd also like to note that I was not the one that brought up UGA in this thread, that is everyone else for some reason.


Just an FYI since everyone seems to jump on me about bringing them up all the time.


Can we talk Redskins?

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Truth, I heard this story about a guy who left Georgia and moved to South Carolina and lowered the IQ of both states.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Theismann, Shuler, Frerrotte, Rob Johnson, Brad Johnson, Jeff George, and then Derek Devine.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know what the QB rotation is expected to be tonight?

Posted by: GA_Skinz_Fan | August 28, 2008 4:40 PM

I expect 1-2 series for JC, 1-2 series for Collins, than Colt finishes the half and Devine takes the game... With a mix of Lorenzo Alexander in there (why the hell not).

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I hate to jump into the fray and certainly heart wise Emmitt was much better. But had Barry Been the third triplet they may have had 5 rings and Barry may have had 25k yards.

While Emmitt rarely faced 8 in the box, Sanders did regularly.

Emmitt's line was far and away the class of the NFL during his years there.

I can't hate on Emmitt but he's no where near the player Sanders was.

Having said that Payton was my fav but Brown was the best.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

wondering how many trick plays zorn has up his sleeve.

i'm sure he's got a couple of razzle dazzlers.

i won't miss seeing that ugly end-around from gibbs 2.0 taking an hour to develop only to drop them for a loss of 12.

or the 80s flea-flicker that brunell used to run.

just sayin...

Posted by: dwdjmu | August 28, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I'll add to that for SMACK. Smith is sort of your version of Monk and one of the lines that applied to Monk applied to Smith.

When the 'boys needed 3 yards Emmitt got 4.

Posted by: Skinz | August 28, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Zeke bases for free (crack) and SMACK is just that -- smacked (straight dope shooter, homie).

Quitter? The man played the position for 10 years, gained over 15K and would've SMASHED the all-time record. SMACK aren't you a Dallas fan? We know who your pick is for best RB... You're salty with Sanders because back when Emmitt was doing his thing, Sanders was doing his too... WITHOUT A LINE!!!!
Zeke if blocking was THAT important from my RB I would've stuck the fridge in my backfield. It's a great for a RB to block, but if he can't it isn't that important, besides Sanders was 5-7 190 pounds, are you serious?

No arguments about Walter Payton. My top 3 all-time RBs are: Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, and a toss up between Emmitt Smith and Eric Dickerson.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Truth -

Weren't you the one that asked Cindy if UGA was going to win then National Championship at the top of this thread??

Just saying.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

I would just like to point out that Clinton Ports is 1,693 yards away from being no 25 all time in terms of total rushing yards.
Portis is at 7,715

All time top 25

1 Emmitt Smith 18,355
2 Walter Payton 16,726
3 Barry Sanders 15,269
4 Curtis Martin 14,101
5 Jerome Bettis 13,653
6 Eric Dickerson 13,259
7 Tony Dorsett 12,739
8 Jim Brown 12,312
9 Marcus Allen 12,243
10 Marshall Faulk 12,162
11 Franco Harris 12,120
12 Thurman Thomas 12,074
13 EDGERRIN JAMES 11,617
14 John Riggins 11,352
15 Corey Dillon 11,238
16 O.J. Simpson 11,236
17 FRED TAYLOR 10,715
18 Ricky Watters 10,643
19 LADAINIAN TOMLINSON 10,543
20 Tiki Barber 10,449
21 Eddie George 10,441
22 Ottis Anderson 10,273
23 WARRICK DUNN 10,179
24 Joe Perry 9,723
25 Earl Campbell 9,407

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 28, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

It was #29/39/or 49. Murrel. Not #19.

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I don't see Jason Campbell playing more than one series.


PS Why the obsession on where I live and what college team I cheer for? Get over it!

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

"Truth -

Weren't you the one that asked Cindy if UGA was going to win then National Championship at the top of this thread??

Just saying.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 4:49 PM "

well darn I stand corrected

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Not that I am rooting for Adam to get into trouble cause that might be considered classless, however comma:

TROUBLE PREDICTED FOR PACMAN
Posted by Mike Florio on August 28, 2008, 3:06 p.m. EDT
Though Cowboys cornerback Pacman Jones has stayed out of trouble long enough to secure full reinstatement to the NFL, one league source with knowledge of the situation in Dallas has expressed to us an opinion that Pacman is on the path to more problems.

“My money is Pacman gets in trouble by Week Six,” the source opined, explaining that Pacman has been going out to clubs and “acting like a fool” during the past few weeks.

The challenge for the Cowboys will be to protect Pacman from himself for as long as Pacman is on the team. To date, the Cowboys have been generally successful in this regard; they’re still the only team in the NFL that hasn’t had an incident involving the long arm of the law since we started tracking arrests on a daily basis.

Then again, maybe they’re due.

Posted by: Curzon417 | August 28, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

If Barry was the third triplet, Aikman would have been annihilated on 74 million blitzes.

There's more to the position of RB than toting the rock. Sanders was a better runner, but Emmitt was twice the player.

Posted by: SMACK | August 28, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Truth, I heard this story about a guy who left Georgia and moved to South Carolina and lowered the IQ of both states.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:42 PM

If the Russians left Georgia and invaded the South Carolina by way of, like, the South Africa, without maps for U.S. Americans, then, like such as, the I(ra)Q is lower in the Atlanta part of the Balkans.

Posted by: MsTeenSouthCarolina | August 28, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Red, did I bring up blocking or quitting?

Actually Skinz nailed it for me.

"Smith is sort of your version of Monk and one of the lines that applied to Monk applied to Smith.

When the 'boys needed 3 yards Emmitt got 4."

I favor the RBs that grind out consistent yards over those that make the spectacular runs. I think consistent yards win more games than guys who get most of their yards on big plays.

I'll not argue the point about Sanders and his size. It is amazing what he accomplished at his size. Nor do I question his heart or work ethic.


Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I think that Barry Sanders was a great RUNNER, but he was not a great RUNNING BACK. With the football tucked safely under his arm, he could do things that no other back of his time could do, things that would make you wonder, "How did he do that?" But he was either unwilling or unable to do well some of the other things that running backs in the NFL are asked to do, such as block and catch passes (other than the occasional screen) out of the backfield.

He was also like a great home run hitter in baseball. He would often break off a long run, but he would "strike out" a lot by turning down a hole that would lead to a 2 or 3 yard gain and get tackled for a loss while trying to bounce outside or reverse his field. Sometimes you need those small gains to keep the chains moving, and that's probably why the Lions took him out in short yardage and goal line situations.

Posted by: rbpalmer | August 28, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Hello Folks, just an fyi that we've updated the weather forecast over on washingtonpost.com's Capital Weather Gang -- See SkinsCast for the weather forecast ahead of every home Redskins game this season.

Posted by: Capital Weather Gang | August 28, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Most overlooked NFL player ever :


"On the list of preeminent sports records, Herschel Walker's 25,283-yard total—more than 14 miles of gridiron real estate—may be as unassailable as Pete Rose's 4,256 hits. But the record will forever be accompanied by an asterisk because Walker didn't follow the normal path to the pros. Normal would've meant finishing his college career at Georgia and being the No. 1 pick in the 1984 NFL draft. (The New England Patriots used that pick to select Nebraska receiver Irving Fryar.) The NFL didn't take underclassmen back then, so Walker became the poster child for a renegade league that was destined to fail. For three years, he carried the USFL on his back, earning MVP honors twice and gaining more than 7,000 all-purpose yards. He then spent 12 years in the NFL, which doesn't recognize statistics from other leagues. In the NFL's mind, Walker's USFL career never happened. The NFL credits him with only 18,168 all-purpose yards—which is still good for fifth place on the all-time NFL list. "

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

anyway I'm out


GO SKINS

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

But Truth, those yards have to be split up among his seven personalities.

Posted by: SMACK | August 28, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: The Truth | August 28, 2008 4:36 PM

I chill with my friends therefor I laugh and joke with my friends only. You simply don't look familiar, homie. I've never even had an exchange of dialogue with you on here. I would apologize, but I'd be lying. From what I've seen you try a little too hard to make people like you, me I could care less. I just post my sh*t and go about my business. You like to stomp your feet, leave, change names, come back again and pout when you're not getting shown any love -- a la Rod Tidwell.

Pathetic? Hardly. I know some pathetic people who will do things like screw your girlfriend/wife, while finger banging your Auntie... afterwards they'd come over your house, have some beers, and tell you about this "random" threesome they just had.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Truth, if you want to add in USFL numbers, look at Gary Clark and then compare him to Irvin. Its not even much to add, just one subpar year for Clark,

Makes you wonder why Irvin is in and Clark isn't.

Of course, Clark didn't play for Georgia ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Does 980 have it online?

Posted by: Rusty | August 28, 2008 4:23 PM

www.espn980.com

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

And if he could throw a block, catch a football, play in pain, be a team leader, and not be a QUITTER, he just might be known as the best back of all time.

Posted by: SMACK | August 28, 2008 4:25 PM

Zeke, I didn't think you said Sanders was a quitter. That 1st paragraph in that post was addressed to SMACK.

SMACK, get over it, guy. I don't really recall Emmitt throwing blocks like that. Yes, he did catch the ball. But it wasn't like Smith was worlds better than Sanders.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 28, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

You don't really recall? I do recall. And who do you think watched more Cowboys games? Emmitt was a kamikaze picking up blitzes.

Just keep sitting there, maybe you'll learn something.

Posted by: SMACK | August 28, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Pregame with ChriS LaRrY Michael is on now......

And no, I am not the guy that post that name once every thread. It's funny, though......

Posted by: 4th | August 28, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

"My wife would make a great goalie," one man said to his friend.

"I haven't scored for months."

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Fantasy draft, will respond to attacks later.

Make plays!

Posted by: SMACK | August 28, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Adam came home last night with 10,000 one dollar bills. I think he's out to predict the weather again....

Posted by: Ms. Pacman | August 28, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

hopefully this little nug hasn't been posted yet-

a funny quote from bugel on cooley's blog-

http://chriscooley47.blogspot.com/2008/08/buges.html

Posted by: dwdjmu | August 28, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dwdjmu | August 28, 2008 5:34 PM

fell on the floor laughing at that one. Perfect after last game!

Posted by: Curzon417 | August 28, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

"gobble-wobbling" is my new favorite expression. i HATE it when jansen and samuels start that gobble-wobbling.

"how bout that, baby?!!!"

gotta love bugel.

Posted by: dwdjmu | August 28, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

GOTTA LOVE BUGES


I too love that Hog Genius Bugel had this advice:

"I don't want to see any gobble wobbling like a bunch of chicken-shi!s. Snap the ball and hit 'em in the throat. How bout that baby!"

This replaces my own personal favorite from a line coach at O'Connell HS:

"When you're out there, just take care of your own little dung heap. Don't worry about anyone else's dung heap."

And my favorite College Freshman football coach's remark, made after unveiling his brand new pass defense scheme. "Any questions?" he asked. Then a team defensive back pointed out that in a certain set, the offense's right end was completely undefended. Said the coach after some thought...

"Well, you can't cover them all."

Anybody got any other favorites?

Posted by: Corkczar | August 28, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Gonna hafta coach 'em up

Posted by: Spurrier | August 28, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

It's gonna take every swinging soul

Posted by: Gibbs | August 28, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

They are who we thought they'd be when they weren't who we wanted them to try to think they could be but aren't unless we crown 'em for the playoffs. Playoffs?! PLAYOFFS?!?!?!

Posted by: Green/Mora combo | August 28, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Coach Green/Mora makes sense to me.

Posted by: Yogi Berra | August 28, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Bear Bryant could take his'n and beat your'n, or he could take your'n and beat his'n.

Posted by: Bum Phillips | August 28, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

If an anon monoblogs, is it called anonoblogging?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

'cause i'm about to manonoblog it up in here

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I want me a pair of them tight end shorts that Cooley has for sale on his blog. Anyone else feel the same way?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

no tight end shorts for my big fat a$$

oh and beep beep

Posted by: sicwidit | August 28, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

F fake beepers

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Someone asked why keep Cartwright over Mason?

Rock's a decent 3rd RB (he rushed for 100+yds in a real NFL game), who plays on all special teams, is a backup FB, can pass block, is not expensive, and had the 6th highest kick return yards in the NFL last season...

Mason is arguably a better 3rd RB, who is less expensive, had a critical fumble on the opening kick off of the Carolina game, and was on the practice squad for most of last year...

Posted by: Siris | August 28, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

and he had a 70 yd run in preseason whereas Mason can only get about 10 or 20 yds at a time

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

and if we're counting fumbles, let's not forget Betts has had his share. Plus he couldn't punch it in from the one yd line against the jints

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Rock will be gone tomorrow. He cannot run and can be replaced on ST.

He should have taken that run to the house and couldn't.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

And since 31 other teams passed on Rock during FA, he will be at home and available if needed.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Less than a hour before kickoff. Big game tonight. Lot on the line for the young guys trying to make the roster. Plus it's the return of Double G. A lot of big decisions to make - how long should the starters play, does Colt come in with the 2nd string, and many more. However, none can be as important as the one question I'm about to ask. In the history of this great organization, nothing could be more important. When it comes to the game tonight, should I wear my maroon and black poncho or my maroon and yellow poncho?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Depends on how heavy you are. Black trims off the pounds.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm not heavy, I'm my brother.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

And away we go.

Posted by: The Joker - portrayed by Heath Ledger (deceased) | August 28, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

27 minutes until ggame time. will we gget a new post before the ggame beggins? i'm ggoing to gget toggether with ggregg blache before the ggame to ggo over why he punked me

Posted by: GG | August 28, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Why the "bleep" is LaVar Arrington on the Pregame show? He obviously has an axe to grind!

Posted by: sicwidit | August 28, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Look what they did to my boy.

Posted by: Vito Corleone - portrayed by Marlon Brando (deceased) | August 28, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Who killed the blog on game day?

Posted by: The Blog (deceased) | August 28, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Well, Gregg Willliams and Blache met on the field and hugged each other.

Posted by: Lisa | August 28, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

the world rotates on its axis due to axe grinding.

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 28, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

GGonna watch some of this ggame. Unless a nap overtakes me

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 28, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Bbeep Bbeep

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

My man Mason to start. Time to prove me right dude! Would like to see Colt get in after the 1st string goes out since this is it for him this year except for the scout team.

Posted by: Curzon417 | August 28, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

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