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Cooley's a Lead Blocker Again

Jason La Canfora reports:

One of the surprises of the past few weeks to me has been how much Chris Cooley has been used as a lead blocker. He's back in an H-back role and being used out of the backfield to open holes for Clinton Portis more than ever before, even under Joe Gibbs.

Cooley gives a lot of credit to tight ends coach Rennie Simmons for helping him become a better run blocker.

"I used to stress about knowing I was going to have to go in a lead block," Cooley said. "But now I'm a lot more comfortable with it and I think I'm doing a great job with it now. I love doing it."

With the Skins running the ball so frequently in power formations and only one fullback (Mike Sellers) on the roster, there is a need for others to chip in, and Cooley has excelled, particularly the last three weeks.

By Cindy Boren  |  October 29, 2008; 12:47 PM ET
 
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Comments

first?

Posted by: Section303 | October 29, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Cooley is the first guy I'd like to see hitting the hole...

Posted by: NickelsLuvsSkins | October 29, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

first?

Posted by: Section303 | October 29, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Cooley is the first guy I'd like to see hitting the hole...

Posted by: NickelsLuvsSkins | October 29, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Ok so now I'm supposed to retire since you can't be better than first right?

What's the big deal anyway?

Posted by: Section303 | October 29, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I was trying to come up with a "little cooley" joke with the idea of getting in the way of someone scoring with a lady...ya know c**k blocker...with lead blocker...but I got nothing...good raw material but no thread...

So can anyone else string it together?

Posted by: chrislarry | October 29, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Captains Caveman & Chaos reporting for doody!

HAIL!

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 29, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Dammit Jasno, stop beating the same old tired dead horse. It's obvious how much you hate the Redskins by this post.

Posted by: spizzle | October 29, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

spizzle, I hope you're being ironic.

Posted by: thor2 | October 29, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

His blocking was suspect in seasons prior. Good to see him improve his game. Hail Cooley.

Posted by: Gfunk | October 29, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2 = JLC's brother?

Posted by: craig2 | October 29, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

nope, just a guy who wishes our team was well run, we've stumbled into being well coached, now if we could only stumble into be well run, oh wait that would mean that the guy running would have to do the most convoluted search in the history of football and be denied by anybody with any sort of experience or reputation before finally settling on a complete unknown to replace his best buddy in the whole wide world and then have it work out beyond anybody's wildest expectations, doubt that's gonna happen. But hey, Zorn is proof anything is possible, and maybe just maybe Zorn is good enough that he starts to get a say in personnel and eventually takes that role over, that would be great.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 29, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 29, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

beep beep coming at 1:20

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 29, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

spizzle, I hope you're being ironic.

Posted by: thor2 | October 29, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

His blocking was suspect in seasons prior. Good to see him improve his game. Hail Cooley.

Posted by: Gfunk | October 29, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2 = JLC's brother?

Posted by: craig2 | October 29, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

nope, just a guy who wishes our team was well run, we've stumbled into being well coached, now if we could only stumble into be well run, oh wait that would mean that the guy running would have to do the most convoluted search in the history of football and be denied by anybody with any sort of experience or reputation before finally settling on a complete unknown to replace his best buddy in the whole wide world and then have it work out beyond anybody's wildest expectations, doubt that's gonna happen. But hey, Zorn is proof anything is possible, and maybe just maybe Zorn is good enough that he starts to get a say in personnel and eventually takes that role over, that would be great.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 29, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 29, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Noticed something re teh London stop to end the Lions last gasp effort:

Johnson had to to run back towards the lions line of scrimmage as he crossed the field. The Umpire walked up toward the line and cut of Johnson who had ot adjust his route to get around the umpire. Guy must be a former SEC player, LOL. At least he didn't give him thefore arm shiv as he went by...

Seriously, i htink hte ump's being in hte way helped LBF make the play. THe angles would have been completely different if Johnson had not been impeded.

Definitely not complaining... just goes to show how may things can go wrong on a play... Marinelli's staff failed to acccont for the umpire when they designed the play : )

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 29, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

beep beep coming at 1:20

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 29, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

His blocking was suspect in seasons prior. Good to see him improve his game. Hail Cooley.

Posted by: Gfunk | October 29, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

CL, I'm tryon to come up with some witty wordplay, and just can't do it....it's right outside my grasp...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 29, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

WHERE'S the BEEP?
I don't think there's anybody back there......

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 29, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

cindy goes beep beep beep, beep beep beep all around the town...

aint no body in the front either...

Posted by: dealer1 | October 29, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2 = JLC's brother?

Posted by: craig2 | October 29, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

nope, just a guy who wishes our team was well run, we've stumbled into being well coached, now if we could only stumble into be well run, oh wait that would mean that the guy running would have to do the most convoluted search in the history of football and be denied by anybody with any sort of experience or reputation before finally settling on a complete unknown to replace his best buddy in the whole wide world and then have it work out beyond anybody's wildest expectations, doubt that's gonna happen. But hey, Zorn is proof anything is possible, and maybe just maybe Zorn is good enough that he starts to get a say in personnel and eventually takes that role over, that would be great.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 29, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 29, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2 = JLC's brother?

Posted by: craig2 | October 29, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

nope, just a guy who wishes our team was well run, we've stumbled into being well coached, now if we could only stumble into be well run, oh wait that would mean that the guy running would have to do the most convoluted search in the history of football and be denied by anybody with any sort of experience or reputation before finally settling on a complete unknown to replace his best buddy in the whole wide world and then have it work out beyond anybody's wildest expectations, doubt that's gonna happen. But hey, Zorn is proof anything is possible, and maybe just maybe Zorn is good enough that he starts to get a say in personnel and eventually takes that role over, that would be great.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 29, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 29, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

"As a unit, this group has been excellent. Rogers is the biggest overachiever on the team and Smoot is quietly(?) having a good year. If they'd only catch the balls that they get their hands on ..."

Have to disagree. Los is finally playing up to his potential...he was a top 10 pick. Horton is by far the biggest overacheiver on the team. I believe it has to do with his familiarity with the defense from UCLA.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | October 29, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

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