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Cooley Issues Statement

A statement from Chris Cooley, concerning the post to his blog last night, has been released by the Redskins: "It was an accident. When we realized it was up, we took it down immediately. We didn't mean to offend anybody. We're very sorry about what's happened."

By Cindy Boren  |  September 15, 2008; 3:45 PM ET
 
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First, the Cooley Shorts, now this.

Posted by: stumped | September 15, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

"Tallywacker" Cooley

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse


+++Second, I think Reed Doughty is absolute garbage. I have no idea how the coaches can have faith in him. He was routinely beaten in coverage in the pre season and missed so many tackles. Add to the face that Horton played so nice yesterday, and he is already very comfortable with the system (since the D-scheme at UCLA was so similar) and I cannot help but be incredibly frustrated that Horton will not be getting the starting spot ahead of Doughty.--BT+++

As inclined as I am to go with your views over fotball mins like Zorn and Blache, perhaps you've overlooked a few things regarding Doughty and Horton.

First, in the preseason? Doughty's safety mate WASN'T LaRon Landry. It was rookies and guys who've been cut. That makes a huge difference, as you saw yesterday.

Second, The coaches said "Doughty gets guys lined up." That's coach-speak for he knows the defenses. Believe it or not, that's actually kind of important at the NFL level.

Third. Congrats to Horton on his turnovers. All three came from the skill sets of others: Mac stripped the fumble, and Smoot and Evans deflected thee passs that happened to land in Horton's hands. (Credit where it's due. MOST Redskin DBs would have dropped them.)

I LIKE Horton a lot. He's valuable on teams and has a chance at becoming a star. But throwing him in over his head before he's ready can wreck his confidence faster that anything. Fortunately Zorn is more concerned in what's best for the team and its players than idiot fans who call Redskins "absolute garbage" and whine because they are "incredibly frustrated."

Posted by: Corkczar, (Back to) Crotchety Blog Peep | September 15, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Anyone been paying attention to our blitz schemes? Blache has been running a more basic def. than GG did but I'm not sure how we compare on percentage of passing downs where we blitz versus last year.

Posted by: will_ga | September 15, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Why couldn't have he "accidently" put a picture of his wife on the site...

Posted by: Chris | September 15, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Great PREDICTION!!!

You going out on a limb and declaring that the THIRD game will tell more about this team than the first and second?

Posted by: Corkczar, (Back to) Crotchety Blog Peep | September 15, 2008 3:42 PM

Thanks Cork. It was a great call by me.

As for game 3, of course we learn. But game 1 was so bad that we needed to know if Zorn was really in way over his head. Answer is 'No'.

Unlike week 1, this week they looked professional, motivated and capable of winning. I felt this way when they were down 9 in the 4th quarter, even before the comeback.

What did we learn? Zorn has a clue on how to make adjustments. Moss is still a playmaker and Campbell can play at this level. The defense is still a tough group and the o-line can get the job done. These were all things that people doubted after week 1.

Yeah, we'll keep learning. But week 2 is a lot more representative of what I expect from this team than week 1.

Posted by: AL, Zeke, etc | September 15, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

"Tallywacker" Cooley

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 3:54 PM

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, can you imagine going into the PR office and saying, "I need to issue a press release about my c0ck."???

Posted by: Not Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I can imagine Fred Davis thinking, "And I got called out for oversleeping ..."

Posted by: AL, Zeke, etc | September 15, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

JlaC clearly has an agenda against Redksin players tallywackers

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Why are you guys talking about this?

Let's move on to something else......

Posted by: 4th | September 15, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, can you imagine going into the PR office and saying, "I need to issue a press release about my c0ck."???

Posted by: Not Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:04 PM

I go into my PR department and say that every Tuesday.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 15, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Why are you guys talking about this?

Let's move on to something else......

Posted by: 4th | September 15, 2008 4:28 PM

Why the F are you telling people what to do? I'll follow suit. Go F yourself.

There, how does that feel?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Dear Corkczar,

Relax my friend, it seems my post really offended you. Let me first say that I am not whining, I am merely stating my opinion on a blog post. Which is actually exactly why blog posts exist. Yes, my opinion does not hold nearly the weight as that of the coaches, and for good reason. However, the safety lining up next to Doughty during the preseason has little to do with DOUGHTY missing multiple tackles in preseason games. Nor does it have anything to do with DOUGHTY not being able to guard receivers in the open field. Not to mention, I am sure that some of the players DOUGHTY was guarding were not starters. I agree that it is wise to refrain from throwing a player onto the field before he is ready and ruining his confidence. And I, like you, am aware that all three of the turnovers Horton had were precipitated by the great plays of other Redskins on defense. That said Horton also made some solid tackles himself, including one that kept the Saints from getting a first down on 3rd and short late in the 4th. All this said, I hope that Doughty proves me wrong and plays well, but I must be honest and I unfortunately have to admit that I have not seen him make plays yet. But believe me, I am a die-hard skins fan that bleeds burgundy and gold. I am no fickle, Skins hating fan. I look forward to putting a whooping on the Cards this weekend!

Posted by: BT | September 15, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

The only thing that makes me even think about believing he didn't do it on purpose is the fact that his unit is small like a piece of rice and he probably wouldnt want people to see that.
http://playingthefield.net/content/view/58/27/

Posted by: Zorny | September 15, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

One game does not a legend make.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | September 15, 2008 3:12 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Saying that you aren't whining, doesn't mean that you aren't whining.

-g

Posted by: g | September 16, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

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