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Devin Thomas aims to move up Redskins' depth chart

Devin Thomas is listed as the third-string X receiver, or split end, on the Redskins' first depth chart released before Friday's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field.

On Tuesday, the third-year wideout answered many questions about his standing on the team. And Thomas's message remained constant with each new wave of reporters and television cameramen: He's doing whatever the coaching staff asks of him.

"I'm not listening to all the stuff that's out there or in the papers or whatever, I'm just doing what I need to do on the field, what the coaches tell me I need to do, because that's all that matters," Thomas said away from the media throng. "Coach [Mike] Shanahan expects a lot and I expect a lot from myself.

"When you see that [the depth chart], that's Coach Shanahan showing you there's a lot you need to do to get to that level he wants you to play. I know how hard I'm working and I know I just need to keep going out there and competing every day. [The depth chart] is just for now. Nothing is set yet. We'll see what happens."

Thomas is listed as the No. 1 kickoff returner. As a junior at Michigan State, he ranked 11th in the nation with a 29.1-yard average.

The former coaching staff did not use Thomas in the return game during his rookie season because they preferred for him to focus on learning the X and Z, or flanker, positions. Last season, Thomas supplanted former longtime kickoff specialist Rock Cartwright and averaged 22 yards on 20 returns with a long gain of 39 yards. He is eager to occupy the key role from the outset of this season.

"I feel like it makes sense" to be the primary returner, Thomas said. "The more reps you get at it, the more feel you get for what's going on. The more responsibility you have, the more your mentality is like, 'I have to accomplish this.'

"In college when I had to do a lot of work, it just drove me every time I came on the field. I knew I had to be a leader, I knew I had to be on top of my game when I'm a starting receiver and a kick returner. It just adds that emphasis that you have to do it."

By Jason Reid  |  August 10, 2010; 2:06 PM ET
Categories:  Devin Thomas , wide receivers  
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Comments

Good attitude. Now go out and do it.

Posted by: Original_etrod | August 10, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

First...he should return kicks...that's it.

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

"In college when I had to do a lot of work, it just drove me every time I came on the field. I knew I had to be a leader, I knew I had to be on top of my game when I'm a starting receiver and a kick returner. It just adds that emphasis that you have to do it."

By Jason Reid | August 10, 2010; 2:06 PM ET

Some players need to know that they will be a big part of the game plan in order to perform at their best. If He's not one of the top three WR, at the very least, Devin should be a top KR guy until he start performing at a high level at the WR spot.

Posted by: TWISI | August 10, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope DT can get it going. WR depth is one of our biggest issues right now, and if he can't supplant Roydell Williams or Old Man Galloway, then that's just pathetic...

Posted by: mattylight | August 10, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

DT11 needs to stop returning kickoffs. Focus 100% on being a good WR. At this point, he is probably the most talented WR we have. He needs to become a top WR. There is no #2 priority.

I totally agree with BMitch's comments. When you divide your time between returns and your primary position, you compromise both.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I desperately need to up the fiber in my diet so I'll be able to have more consistent and uniform poops.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 10, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Just what you want to hear in year 3 after being drafted in the 2nd round.

Not that he's hoping to better an 80-catch season.

Not that he's coming off a decent 5 TD second season.

Not even that he's looking to have his breakout year this year.

HE'S HOPING

TO MOVE

UP THE DEPTH CHART!

Seriously? I mean, really dude?

I bet when Shanny light-heartedly mentioned Haynesworth would play safety if he wanted him to - he had to stop himself from saying, "Well, at least he could cover Thomas."

He'll make the team and maybe pull down a couple balls this year but he is a freaking dud to this point!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Look what I dug up on Redskins.com:

-- 9:18 a.m. ET
First Set of 11-on-11

While the Virginia Lottery media session was going on, the Redskins were in their first set of 11-on-11 action.

Here’s an abbreviated look at the action:

•LaRon Landry burst through the line to stop a run by Ryan Torain.
•Donovan McNabb tossed a deep ball downfied, Carlos Rogers is there for the interception.

That last part can't be true, can it?

Posted by: monk811 | August 10, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

DT11 needs to stop returning kickoffs. Focus 100% on being a good WR. At this point, he is probably the most talented WR we have. He needs to become a top WR. There is no #2 priority.

I totally agree with BMitch's comments. When you divide your time between returns and your primary position, you compromise both.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I'd say Santana is still the most talented WR by a wide margin.

Don't know what you saw last yr., but he and Malcolm Kelly finished with similar numbers.

Right now he just needs to focus on making the team and finding a way to contribute on game day.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | August 10, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

(continued)

What Cowboys fans have in common:

16. For them, the commercial featuring a urinating "Troy Barkman" is Oscar worthy cinema.

17. They aren't aware of the fact that the Dallas star design was drawn by a proctologist who was working to create a simple way to draw an exceedlingly tight bunghole.

18. The belief that Jerry Jones and Al Davis are not the same person.

19. Funerals are where you go to find dates as the idea of hooking up with your cousin at a Family Reunion is passe.

20. They don't know that Wade Phillips is Mr. Phillips' son, which means he's just another Bum.

21. The land where the old Texas Stadium once stood has been converted into the place where Michael Irvin will bury the details of his various arrests.

22. Golden Richards, the inventor, was lucky enough to have an undesirable type of shower named after him.

23. Emmitt Smith's HOF speech has been translated into English, and now reads, "I'm garbage, bro', trust me."

24. #17 (again)

25. They believe that Dez Bryant's mom is not a prostitute.

"She's just a hoe," a cowboy fan will tell you.

"Which is why she is one of us!"

Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 10, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Keim's comments on DT11 from today. Feel free to compare them with JReid's entry -- you tell me which is more informative

WR Devin Thomas. Continues his inconsistent camp and it’s easy to read between the lines when Mike Shanahan talks about him. He is not effusive at all and he doesn’t like to give any depth to his comments about Thomas. Anyway, Thomas dropped a pass on a crossing pattern this morning before catching another one later (that was slightly behind him). Thomas’s ability to play special teams could be the reason he sticks.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

"MK has deservedly earned the "injury-prone" rap. My question is if anybody recalls any young players that were "injury-prone" that grew out of it and became successful, relatively healthy, players? I can't think of any off the top of my head. Once an injury-risk, always an injury-risk or do we simply forget that players once held that label?

Posted by: amaranthpa"

Our very own Santana Moss held that rep early on in his career. So did Steve Smith of the Panthers. And Steve Smith of the Giants, for that matter.

The big difference was that these guys all made plays when they were healthy in-between injury bouts, even when they were young.

We haven't seen that from Kelly yet.

Posted by: psps23 | August 10, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Don't know what you saw last yr., but he and Malcolm Kelly finished with similar numbers.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | August 10, 2010 2:30 PM

I believe nearly half of MKs yardage came on one play?

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

DT11 needs to stop returning kickoffs. Focus 100% on being a good WR. At this point, he is probably the most talented WR we have. He needs to become a top WR. There is no #2 priority.

I totally agree with BMitch's comments. When you divide your time between returns and your primary position, you compromise both.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I'd say Santana is still the most talented WR by a wide margin.

Don't know what you saw last yr., but he and Malcolm Kelly finished with similar numbers.

Right now he just needs to focus on making the team and finding a way to contribute on game day.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8

DT11 has major talent. Size + speed + agility. Moss is easily the better WR, but I don't think its because Moss is more talented, at least at this point in Moss's career.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I think we need to keep in mind that DT was always more of a project for this team. Coming out of school he was considered very raw as he never had all that much playing time. He was a great HS player and a highly touted Juco transfer but he only played two years at MSU only receiving significant playing time his junior year, he left after his junior year. In that Junior year he broke Charles rogers reception record for a season.

I feel as if he has progressed about as he should be. Anyone that thought he could come in lighting the league on fire was not in the know. But with grooming he can become a regular starter. IMO he will never be a number one guy but he could still be very productive. I dont have any problems with him returning kickoffs, that is something he excelled at in school and he looked good last year returning kicks.

Posted by: Stu27 | August 10, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

A Redskins fan might not say much to a Dallas fan in TX becasue of all the concealled weapon permits TX gives out like candy.

To make matters worse, a Redskins fan in DC is likely to have a gun pulled on them also.....

usually by some thug wearing Cowboys gear.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

"Anyone that thought he could come in lighting the league on fire was not in the know."

That may be true, but this is his third year. Not many, if any, WRs crap the bed in their third season and turn out to be quality players. You generally find out what you have by year 3. Let's hope Thomas turns out the way we want.

Posted by: psps23 | August 10, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I think we need to keep in mind that DT was always more of a project for this team.
Posted by: Stu27 | August 10, 2010 2:45 PM

I think you need to keep in mind that that's more than okay relative to DT. It is NOT, however, okay to pick such projects in the 2nd round. Now, he got picked and got paid so all's fair given this is his THIRD season.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Time to go drop the kids off at the pool.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 10, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I think we need to keep in mind that DT was always more of a project for this team.
Posted by: Stu27 | August 10, 2010 2:45 PM

I think you need to keep in mind that that's more than okay relative to DT. It is NOT, however, okay to pick such projects in the 2nd round. Now, he got picked and got paid so all's fair given this is his THIRD season.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended

The bigger issue is that we picked TWO projects ... and that the most polished WR picked in the same round ... has been cleaning our clocks the past 2 years.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

DT11 has major talent. Size + speed + agility. Moss is easily the better WR, but I don't think its because Moss is more talented, at least at this point in Moss's career.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

zce, no doubt DT has major upside. I just wouldn't call it talent until he translates those things onto the field.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | August 10, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I think you need to keep in mind that that's more than okay relative to DT. It is NOT, however, okay to pick such projects in the 2nd round. Now, he got picked and got paid so all's fair given this is his THIRD season.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 2:57 PM

Perhaps only if you think that the project is defintely gonna pay off...but not if he could have dropped to the 3rd or 4th. Were there other teams interested around that spot?

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I think we need to keep in mind that DT was always more of a project for this team.
Posted by: Stu27 | August 10, 2010 2:45 PM

I think you need to keep in mind that that's more than okay relative to DT. It is NOT, however, okay to pick such projects in the 2nd round. Now, he got picked and got paid so all's fair given this is his THIRD season.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

I still have no prob with him in the second, you have to pay for guys with upside. I have a prob with picking MK in the second. That guy missed every single bowl game with Okla due to injury. Ya get like a month to prepare for a bowl and he couldn't.+ In all honesty I remember hating all three of the picks(davis being the third)as we needed so much else and remember being resolved to the fact that if 1 of them turns out to be impact player I would be happy.

Posted by: Stu27 | August 10, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Time to go drop the kids off at the pool.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 10, 2010 2:59 PM

Hope everything comes out ok.

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 10, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Okay, just for the record. Devin Thomas, is now our kick-off return 'specialist'. What a great #2 pick!! I guess it worked out better than Malcolm Kelly and Desmond Howard. LOL!!!!

Posted by: jmeaicp | August 10, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

zce, no doubt DT has major upside. I just wouldn't call it talent until he translates those things onto the field.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8

DT11:
Talent yes. Skill, no. Desire, maybe.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

MK is definitely on his way out and DT is not far behind him. Consistency is a big part of playing wide receiver and DT has not been very consistent. Anthony Armstrong and Terrence Austin are both having better camps than DT and that should make him worry. His place on the depth chart is legitimate. He's a bona fide third string receiver right now. If he doesn't do well at returning kicks, he might have oops'd his way right off this team.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 10, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

You all are some doom and gloom mofos up here.

Let the season play out. Devin will start and produce.

Malcolm will make the team and get hurt so that we can all lament the cutting of Brandon Banks while he's sitting on some other team's bench.

Posted by: Original_etrod | August 10, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

•Donovan McNabb tossed a deep ball downfied, Carlos Rogers is there for the interception.

That last part can't be true, can it?

Posted by: monk811 | August 10, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

It didn't actually say that CR made the interception... just that he was standing in the general area.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | August 10, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Well I sure hope our 2nd rounder this year pans out...

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

"First...he should return kicks...that's it."

100% agree with this, which is why he'll make the team.

Kelly is as good as gone.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | August 10, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

DT and MK have thus far shown that they cannot unseat guys who are older, much older or deemed to be less-talented than the former pair of highly touted 2nd rounders.

It sucks, yes, but that's not Shanny's or Allen's fault. I think it's also another case of MK and DT not being in shape when coming to camp and then trying to turn it on. That's when hammys pop, groins pull and ankles twist. Both are D-Bags, ge'em out of here and put Doughty in at the 3rd WR.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"Devin Thomas aims to move up Redskins' depth chart"


Devin Thomas will be a starter when the season begins. Book it, 4thFloor style.

Posted by: 4-12 | August 10, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

The good part about the WR depth is we will get to see it play out during the preseason. I imagine we will spend a lot of time passing during th preseason to A. evaluate our WRs to the fullest B. keep somewhat of a lid on our rush attack.
There is no doubt that its step up to the plate time for a lot of wide receivers.

Posted by: Stu27 | August 10, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I always liked Marko Mitchell. I think he delivered my paper today though.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

•Donovan McNabb tossed a deep ball downfied, Carlos Rogers is there for the interception.

That last part can't be true, can it?

Posted by: monk811 | August 10, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

It didn't actually say that CR made the interception... just that he was standing in the general area.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | August 10, 2010 3:15 PM
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No, I read that he actually caught it. In other news, The Weather Channel now reports blizzard-like conditions in Hades as a sudden winter storm mysteriously cropped up this morning.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 10, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

also from Keim ... a disappointment

TE Dennis Morris. Just hasn’t done anything. Logan Paulsen and Lee Vickers are firmly ahead of him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

•Donovan McNabb tossed a deep ball downfied, Carlos Rogers is there for the interception.

That last part can't be true, can it?

Posted by: monk811 | August 10, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

It didn't actually say that CR made the interception... just that he was standing in the general area.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | August 10, 2010 3:15 PM
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No, I read that he actually caught it. In other news, The Weather Channel now reports blizzard-like conditions in Hades as a sudden winter storm mysteriously cropped up this morning.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 10, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Not a good sign as to McNabb's arm right now.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 10, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

I think we need to keep in mind that DT was always more of a project for this team. Coming out of school he was considered very raw as he never had all that much playing time. He was a great HS player and a highly touted Juco transfer but he only played two years at MSU only receiving significant playing time his junior year, he left after his junior year. In that Junior year he broke Charles rogers reception record for a season.

I feel as if he has progressed about as he should be. Anyone that thought he could come in lighting the league on fire was not in the know. But with grooming he can become a regular starter. IMO he will never be a number one guy but he could still be very productive. I dont have any problems with him returning kickoffs, that is something he excelled at in school and he looked good last year returning kicks.

Posted by: Stu27
Really? Really? You think he is progressing as he should be? He was the 34th overall pick in the draft. That is not the position to take a project. Certainly not one who has not shown any signs of being able to be a starter after two full years in the league. From the camp reports it looks like it still has not clicked. If the Redskins were not so receiver starved he would more than likely wash out this training camp.

Posted by: srobert1117 | August 10, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

also from Keim ... a disappointment

TE Dennis Morris. Just hasn’t done anything. Logan Paulsen and Lee Vickers are firmly ahead of him.


Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 3:23 PM |


No problem, we're good at the TE slot. Have Danny toss him an unlimited account at Ruth's Chris and make the dude a guard.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

You can't say that Thomas is more talented than Moss just because of physical gifts. If size, speed and agility equaled talent, then would you argue that Usain Bolt is the most talented receiver in the world.

Physical tools equal potential. Hopefully, he will learn to utilize his gifts and perform - this season.

Posted by: ELWOOD-BLUES | August 10, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse


It's just like you lunkheads to bite the hand that feeds you. I'm trying to keep y'all from getting your hearts stomped this season and this is the thanks I get?

@Club320,

I write the way I speak. If you were really from the South, you'd know that different regions speak differently. Duh!
I said the Deadskins are rarely in the playoffs. I didn't say anything about playoff wins. We can't beat the Deadskins in the playoffs if the Deadskins don't make the playoffs. You're about as smart as a box of rocks, aren't you?

@brandon_in_cali,

We'll win the first the game this year because we're playing a division III college team - UDC (that's University of Deadskin College). We'll win going away. The networks might not even show the game because it will be over right after kickoff. Now stop the trash talk (you don't see me doing it, do you?).

@rufus_t_firefly,

Not recently. But I bet Haynesgirth has stabbed a towering stack of hotcakes (and didn't miss one!). I'm pretty sure McNabb hasn't stabbed anything though. Too inaccurate. And he's got the shakes from being up in age.

I think I know why it smells like hot garbage on this board - Philly took their trash out (McNabb) and Danny Snyder gave up a second rounder for it! Change your name to the DC Cadavers. You'll sell a lot more merchandise.

I can't keep coming on this DI board to bat down you all's silly statements. It's like making a Dollar wait on a Dime - it just doesn't make sense.

September 12. Peace (Y'all).

HTTD! (Hell To The Deadskins)!

Posted by: MrIrvin88 | August 10, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

No problem, we're good at the TE slot. Have Danny toss him an unlimited account at Ruth's Chris and make the dude a guard.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended |

thought he'd be in the mix at FB, tying to get Sellers job.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

That's the best mindset, that he needs to work as hard as he possibly can.

I like it. The depth chart is partly motivational, something apparently lost the 'boys fan running the NFC East blog on ESPN, which is fine.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 10, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas will be a starter when the season begins. Book it, 4thFloor style.

Posted by: 4-12 | August 10, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I agree. I think the 3rd string is to motivate him. Kelly, however, will be gone here real soon if he cant get on the field to "try" to at least compete.

When are 1st cuts?

If he hasnt healed by then, is he cut at that point?

Anyone have an idea what dates the roster trimmings are done?

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | August 10, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

also from Keim ... a disappointment

TE Dennis Morris. Just hasn’t done anything. Logan Paulsen and Lee Vickers are firmly ahead of him.


Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 3:23 PM |

That Paulsen guy will be hard to cut. He's living up to his reputation as a good blocker. If he can make plays receiving in the red zone, he may be able to claim that third TE spot.

Posted by: TWISI | August 10, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

scamp -- It's apparent you don't know much about satire or sarcasm... but the bottom line is that we don't need to be humorous to get our points across.

But something tells me I'm wasting my time trying to explain it to you -- given that irony is usually wasted on the stupid. So let's just say they'll cover if and when you ever get to 10th grade.

Posted by: Vic1 | August 10, 2010 10:38 AM

It's apparent that you don't know anything about sarcasm or satire by your rambling, incoherent, and completely humorlous "camp diary." If it takes you 10 long winded, absolutely retarded, fake diary posts to get a point across then you have serious issues.

If you want to get into the insult phase of this argument I will be more than willing to accomodate you. Just know that I hold nothing sacred and when you cry about the filth and venom of my posts that you were forewarned.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 10, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Dt at this point should become our starter opposite moss

He's gaines ten lbs supposedly so no kr for him

Kr n pr is up to austin n banks to fight for that spot

Nxt yr moss is gone, unless he stays for cheap, then he goes slot

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 10, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

You can't say that Thomas is more talented than Moss just because of physical gifts. If size, speed and agility equaled talent, then would you argue that Usain Bolt is the most talented receiver in the world.

Physical tools equal potential. Hopefully, he will learn to utilize his gifts and perform - this season.

Posted by: ELWOOD-BLUES

didn't list all the items that comprise talent ... just a few . If Usain could cut and catch ... and there was no money to be made in running track (as was the case back in the old days), he'd be getting NFL invites.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: srobert1117 | August 10, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Your right that was a terrible pick.

Posted by: Stu27 | August 10, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Traded the 6 and 28 pick to move up 2 spots to nab Des Howard...ouch...forgot that part.

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

"Change your name to the DC Cadavers"


Fool, if it wasn't for Sergi here, you and your cousin would both be cadaverous motherfu_kers.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 10, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

were gonna see what doug free is really about.......

He's gonna have pressure his side all day.....

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 10, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Studs and Duds 8/10/10
By: John Keim
Examiner Staff Writer
08/10/10 2:27 PM EDT

Studs

CB Carlos Rogers. Who knew he could catch? Rogers was helped by QB Donovan McNabb’s wobbly and underthrown ball. But in coming back for it, along with WR Santana Moss, Rogers tipped the pass up and then scrambled to catch it as well. Good coverage and a good play.

LT Selvish Capers. Gotta say, he’s improved in the past several practices. I don’t see him tipping off where he’s going as much and his hand placement is much, much better. Did a solid job vs. LB Curtis Gatewood on a couple rushes and even was able to prevent Albert Haynesworth one time from controlling him. He’ll still show that he’s a rookie who needs a lot of work, but he’s also shown that he’s worth a long look.

WR Brandon Banks. Love watching him run just because he’s so fast (4.24 in the 40). He grabbed a deep ball from John Beck, running a deep post. He also caught a couple nice outs. The reason I can’t get too excited about him is because of how easy it is for defenders to hit him, or run through him to knock the ball away. But it’s hard not to enjoy watching him at times.

FS Kareem Moore. Had a good read on an out pass to Moss and defended the play. And he would have taken Anthony Armstrong’s head off on another play had it been a real game. Moore also shook off Terrence Austin’s block attempt with no problem. In a one-on-one drill with tight ends, in which the safeties line up about 5 yards away, he was very good. In a drill where tight ends hold the advantage, Moore knocked a few passes away. He wasn’t fooled at all.

QB John Beck. Continues to grow in this offense. Connected with Banks on a deep ball and dumped a nice touch pass over the top of LB Chris Draft to RB Clinton Portis for a nice gain. Beck had rolled to his left on the play. I’ll be curious to see how Beck develops; he’s also not some young kid. Maybe he could grow into a solid No. 2 some day.

TE Logan Paulsen. Did a good job blocking at the goal-line, especially vs. Rob Jackson. Sealed the end several times. Paulsen has done a solid job. Has stood out much more than Dennis Morris.

RB Ryan Torain. Keeps making plays that show what he could do if he stays healthy. Just cuts well. Also does well in protection.


Posted by: stevek20147 | August 10, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Duds

SS LaRon Landry. In full-team work he was fine, but in the drill vs. the tight ends he was not. He probably struggled more than any safety. Once, Fred Davis started out, faked in and then went back out. Landry was fooled. That wasn’t the only time it happened. Take it for what it’s worth, but I will say that Landry is not at his best in coverage even from inside the box.

CB Justin Tryon. For starters, don’t read too much into his standing on the depth chart. He’s consistently worked with the No. 2 defense. And he’s usually been OK. He made a couple nice plays this morning. But two bothered me: Roydell Williams easily controlled him on a block, opening the outside, and Terrence Austin smoked him off the line. Tryon was trying to jam him, but Austin shook him with his first step. Tryon was able to catch up, but a faster receiver would have left him behind.

WR Devin Thomas. Continues his inconsistent camp and it’s easy to read between the lines when Mike Shanahan talks about him. He is not effusive at all and he doesn’t like to give any depth to his comments about Thomas. Anyway, Thomas dropped a pass on a crossing pattern this morning before catching another one later (that was slightly behind him). Thomas’s ability to play special teams could be the reason he sticks.

RB Willie Parker. Just don’t like him in pass protection. LB Andre Carter got around Stephon Heyer on one snap and Parker was there to help. But he didn’t slow Carter down one bit. Carter has a big size advantage, but if Parker wants to play, he must show more in protection. He also didn’t do a whole lot in picking up a blitzer inside.

TE Dennis Morris. Just hasn’t done anything. Logan Paulsen and Lee Vickers are firmly ahead of him.

QB Rex Grossman. He wasn’t terrible, but he threw another pick on a tough pass over the middle (a nice grab by Kevin Barnes). It’s a weak spot for Grossman.

LS Nick Sundberg. Skipped another snap back to holder Josh Bidwell. Can't imagine Sundberg is on the roster much longer. At this point even if he's decent in the games, there's no way they can trust him.


Posted by: stevek20147 | August 10, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Re: Danny Smith's comments on Randle El

Reading what he had to say actually ticked me off. If you know that the guy is not going all out to get the job done on returns, THEN WHY THE HECK DID YOU CONTINUE TO START HIM THERE ALL SEASON LONG, YOU PUTZ!


Re: Devin Thomas being 3rd on depth chart

He says he's not listening to "all the stuff out there" or "what's in the papers", he's only listening to his coaches. Hello?! Did someone inform him that it is his own coaches who make the depth chart? Great athlete, but he has to be the dumbest guy on this roster.


Re: Jamaal Brown

Already getting a shot in his hip? Sorry, but I'm liking this situation less and less, and I'm envisioning Heyer getting alot of PT at right tackle...mercy...

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

The Wire's worst season was still the best ish on TV.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 10, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

stevek20147 Thanks. Notice how some of the younger players are improving as they are coached up. Love these coaches.

Posted by: TWISI | August 10, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I like the good posts, even the responses to previous posts. But, pasting entire articles and/or links?

Jesus man.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

It's a little early to be overly concerned about depth charts, we haven't even played our first preseason game yet. The chart is subject to change several times between now and Sept. 12th. Where he is Sept.11th will tell the story.

Posted by: MHEDRLT | August 10, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 3:55 PM

It was Brian Mitchell who made those comments about Randle El not Danny Smith. RIF.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 10, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Well I for one am at a point where the entire roster is up to Shannahans discretion. Cut who ya like, no cap implications anyways.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 10, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The Wire's worst season was still the best ish on TV.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 10, 2010 3:56 PM

Idk...the season on the docks? I had trouble getting through that one.

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Idk...the season on the docks? I had trouble getting through that one.

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

True at the time. But it mattered for the overall story and what happens later.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | August 10, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"Re: Danny Smith's comments on Randle El

Reading what he had to say actually ticked me off. If you know that the guy is not going all out to get the job done on returns, THEN WHY THE HECK DID YOU CONTINUE TO START HIM THERE ALL SEASON LONG, YOU PUTZ!"

Don't you remember the infamous story of Antwaan Randle El walking into Zorn's offense and asking for his job back as the PR, only to win over the softy's heart?

That was Zorn's call, not Smith's.

Smith is the man. Hell, he even got Hunter the Punter 2 TDs last year.

Posted by: psps23 | August 10, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

DT11 needs to stop returning kickoffs. Focus 100% on being a good WR. At this point, he is probably the most talented WR we have.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Not sure what your definition of "talented" is, but I would disagree.

DT11 is probably our most all-around athletic WR with the most potential, but in my book athleticism + potential does not equal talent.

He's got to show that he can get it done with his route running, breaking tackles/shaking defenders, making tough catches in traffic, and turning out big plays especially in big games at crunch time.

Our most talented WR is easily Santana Moss.

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

That season sucked by The Wire standards but if you go back and watch it you will see that it's still pretty good TV.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 10, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 3:55 PM

It was Brian Mitchell who made those comments about Randle El not Danny Smith. RIF.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 10, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Fair enough.

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Re: Danny Smith's comments on Randle El

Reading what he had to say actually ticked me off. If you know that the guy is not going all out to get the job done on returns, THEN WHY THE HECK DID YOU CONTINUE TO START HIM THERE ALL SEASON LONG, YOU PUTZ!


Posted by: p1funk

Who ever kept ARE back there was a putz. Smith should have fought Zorn to replace ARE, if that's the way it was going down.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Re: Jamaal Brown

Already getting a shot in his hip? Sorry, but I'm liking this situation less and less, and I'm envisioning Heyer getting alot of PT at right tackle...mercy...

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't sweat it too much. It's just soreness in the hip, which is probably from taking the year off.

Banging around in training camp those first few days probably hurt.

I believe it's just cautionary, besides Shanny said he would be fine and be ready Sunday or Monday.

As far as the receivers go, Santana and the next 4 guys who perform best in camp.

If we do trade for a certain receiver during training camp, I won't complain.

All in all, I think just by looking at other team's injuries, our conditioning staff is awesome.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 10, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

lh on point wit it...


Season 2 was great and so underrated. Shows you how and where you get probably the two best things in life: Foreign hookers & blow

Posted by: RedDMV | August 10, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

That season sucked by The Wire standards but if you go back and watch it you will see that it's still pretty good TV.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 10, 2010 4:08 PM

Granted...just remember at the time it being a huge drop off from season one...and was disappointed

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

""Take it for what it’s worth, but I will say that Landry is not at his best in coverage even from inside the box.""

Someone needs to tell Keim that he does not need to qualify criticism of LL30 in coverage. He sucks in coverage. Period. We all know this.

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Season 2 was great and so underrated. Shows you how and where you get probably the two best things in life: Foreign hookers & blow

Posted by: RedDMV | August 10, 2010 4:11 PM

Yep...I did learn a few things...in between nodding off

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it going to be ironic when Haynesworth spends opening night v. Dallas beating the ever-living sh*t out of a dude named Free?

I bet when Hanesworth is standing over the oft-dropped LT, the correct caption can be, "Haynesworth does nothing for Free."

Man these painkillers are money.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS CAMP DIARY -- AUGUST 10, 2010

Dear Diary

While we continue to prepare for our first pre-season game against Buffalo Friday night, we have noticed that people are making lots of noise about the team's depth charts.

The media pundits and armchair experts are all trying to predict who will still be around here when the regular season starts, based in some part on how the coaches list and order players on the team roster.

So by that so-called logic, I guess Lorenzo Alexander (top of the list) is a keeper, while Darrel Young (bottom of the team roster) is sure to be released.

I hate to say it, but I think some people may be missing the point. I mean, why else would anyone who now sits near the bottom of the list be out here training and working so hard if their fate is already decided?

It seems people just need to chill out a bit and relax, and let the coaches figure out which players are the best at their respective positions -- and who really puts the work in week in and week out, and who really deserves to play.

And in a fair competition, the best will usually win out.

Sorry Clinton, but that's the way it goes some times -- you understand, "just bidness."

Until next time,

Your BFF!

Posted by: Vic1 | August 10, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Over/Under on Santana Moss TD's this season: 9

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 10, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Over/Under on Santana Moss TD's this season: 9

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 10, 2010 4:19 PM

6.5

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Over/Under on Santana Moss TD's this season: 9

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 10, 2010 4:19 PM


If it's not over, this year's going to suck major elephant penis.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Not sure what your definition of "talented" is, but I would disagree.

DT11 is probably our most all-around athletic WR with the most potential, but in my book athleticism + potential does not equal talent.

Posted by: p1funk

I separate talent and skill. Moss is much more skilled. Not even close. Talent-wise, I'd give it to DT11 because Moss's #1 asset, his quickness, is probably a bit less than it used to be. Both guys have talent, only one has skill.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

redDmv

"Season 2 (of "The Wire") was great and so underrated."

Agreed.

I re-watch the series at least once a year, and find something new in it each time.

I watched season 2 back in May, and will watch season 3 later this year.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 10, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I did not see mention of what kind of shot that Brown received. I am guessing that it was a cortisone shot. That is usually means that there is an underlying problem that is causing the inflammation. You hope that after the shot the inflammation does not return. This is a huge concern because it is so early in the year. He is a big guy carrying a lot of weight. This may become a nagging issue. If he was just sitting out because he was sore I could see letting him rest and there being some pain as they break up scar tissue but the fact that he is getting a shot this early is not so good.

Posted by: srobert1117 | August 10, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm hoping the safeties have to really watch Davis/Cooley so Moss is in single coverage.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 10, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

You can't say that Thomas is more talented than Moss just because of physical gifts. If size, speed and agility equaled talent, then would you argue that Usain Bolt is the most talented receiver in the world.

Physical tools equal potential. Hopefully, he will learn to utilize his gifts and perform - this season.

Posted by: ELWOOD-BLUES | August 10, 2010 3:28 PM

THANK YOU. I mean, what exactly is "talent," anyway, if not knowing when to jump for the ball or how to make your defender land on his ass as you make your cut?

OH, I almost forgot... No Numbers for those things. I guess your bench press is really important as a wide receiver? Or if you run a 4.4 or a 4.5, when every cornerback in the league knows you give away your pattern by how you leave your stance.

Some people (most, unfortunately) know very little about talent, in football or any other sports.

Question to ponder.... Why was Michael Jordan so great? Was he the highest jumper? The tallest? The fastest? Did he bench more than the rest of his teamates? Or was he just the most competitive?

If you REALLY think about it, what separated Jordan's game from everybody else's was that he would do things they had never even SEEN or THOUGHT OF.

He did stuff nobody else would even try... And it worked.

I'd say that's a pretty strong indication that "talent" begins in the mind. You aint gonna do it if you never imagined it.

Talent aint weights and measures. It's the opposite of that.

And PS - Santana Moss makes DT11 look like a spoiled, no talent, beatch. No contest. At All. For-get-it.

If you think DT11 is scaring ANYBODY in the league, you need your head examined.

Posted by: Thinker_ | August 10, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Over/Under on Santana Moss TD's this season: 9

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 10, 2010 4:19 PM


I can see Tana having a season like DeSean Jackson last year who went for 1100 yards and 9TDs.

If Tana gets those numbers it will be a great success, especially b/c DMac loves to spread the ball around, and I imagine the TEs are going to get the lion's share of the red-zone TDs.

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

I would not object to finding a FB/RB that could be a 3rd receiving threat along with Davis and Cooley.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 10, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I would not object to finding a FB/RB that could be a 3rd receiving threat along with Davis and Cooley.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 10, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse


I think the Skins FO probably feels the same way, which is why they made a run at Brian Westbrook.

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Thomas could NEVER have made the catch Moss made on the sidelines in OT against Jacksonville.

THAT is talent. Seeing the where the ball is going to be, where the defenders are going to be, and where YOU need to be in order to get it and avoid them...

IN a MICROSECOND. That is the mind, Fools. Yeah, Moss had the skills to go get it, but DT woulda just reached up half-heartedly before getting his bell rung.

Aint a stopwatch in the world that can tell you who can make that play and who cant.

Moss has talent. Thomas talks too much. Period.

Posted by: Thinker_ | August 10, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm hoping the safeties have to really watch Davis/Cooley so Moss is in single coverage.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 10, 2010 4:31 PM


Me too. That's one less person to sack our QB on a blitz.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Re: Jamaal Brown

Already getting a shot in his hip? Sorry, but I'm liking this situation less and less, and I'm envisioning Heyer getting alot of PT at right tackle...mercy...

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 3:55 P

If there are any doubts about Brown, then we must upgrade above Heyer. We all know what his skill set is (helping up the QB and picking the turf out of his grill after the guy he was supposed to block crushed him...).

We will not survive many (any?) games if Heyer has to fill in as a starter. Our depth at RT is almost as alarming as our depth at QB, and they could be directly linked. I would not want to count on either right now.

Keep scrubbing the wires. There has GOT to be somebody better than Heyer out there between now and September.

Posted by: edvar | August 10, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Mostly this post is about getting my fathers photo off the top of my blog. But it’s also about Other stuff as well…

When I first started out online back in 1992 I was playing strategy games on a BBS in Ottawa. The online persona I developed for myself (The Unholy) was aggressive and filled with a certain amount of pure hatred and a smidgen of red-eyed Rage. Basically I was one of the first Trolls.

I thought, at the time, I was Acting out a Role so I was sending angry notes “in character”. Of course it stopped being fun for the Others and after a couple of months the group fell apart and reformed minus The Unholy. When I got back into Chat Rooms in 1996, through my brothers connection, I lasted about three sessions. It was a hockey forum and I was just attacking people left, right and centre.

I really believed Everything anyone wrote was part of a Game, and I was channelling my original Character… I’m not entirely sure, but I think this was the first place I used a Johnny Name online. So it was like I was still a character, I was Johnny Something, not Me… which removed me from Reality by a degree and made everything I was ranting about make sense.

So apparently there was an email around by the forum Users to ignore me so I’d go away… and I did. I knew at the time I had gone Wah-A-WAY overboard but it didn’t take because even in 2006, when I first started on WP I was taking offence from posts written by strangers… this time, though, it was like their Dumbassness was something I had to Fix. I think, again, there was some degree of separation given to me by a User Name, in this case “feartheseeds”.

Probably my longest Incidental Trolling came in 2006(?) on a blog called East Village Idiot… he had written something funny about being harassed by some NY Ranger fans after a Sabre game. After my comment was attacked I had a “discussion” going with six Sabre fans for three days.

The EVI thing was mostly funny, and I may not have been doing it (entirely) maliciously, but it did fit on the spectrum of Trolling. I was definitely taking a lot of enjoyment in poking them with a digital stick.

Anyway… before this turns into a Post, my question for anyone willing to answer is (and your mother called to let me know she was disappointed you didn’t answer the last time… she loves you, you know, so stop hurting your mom and answer):

Have you ever (in the History of your Existence) deliberately sparked a fight on another blog or in Real Life? Discuss.

If you really love your mother you’ll answer this for Extra Credit: After taking part in a “discussion” you later realized had been started by a Troll or through Flamebait, could you trust that blog again?

Posted by: bleep-bleep | August 10, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: edvar | August 10, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse


I generally agree with your sentiment, though things wouldn't be as dire as last year.

We have a QB with a knack for making plays on the run and improvising...unlike our last guy. And a coach with enough sense to adjust that gameplan to protect a team weakness...unlike our last guy.

Also if Heyer is really dogging it, I think Shanny can go to Artis Hicks who has starting tackle experience...in that case we need a RG to step up to the plate.

Still, Jamaal Brown is also our best backup plan at LT if Trent Williams has a really tough time at the spot.

The doomsday scenario is if TW can't hack it at LT and Brown is injured...

Posted by: p1funk | August 10, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

FACEBOOK USERS.....HELP GET THIS MESSAGE OUT. JOIN THE THE JOE JACOBY FOR HOF GROUP ON FACEBOOK. Seriously, no way Jacoby isn't in the hall already with how he played, how much his teams won, and who he had to block. If facebook can get Betty White on SNL, maybe it can do something useful like get #66 the credit he deserves.

Posted by: factor71 | August 10, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Thomas could NEVER have made the catch Moss made on the sidelines in OT against Jacksonville.

THAT is talent. Seeing the where the ball is going to be, where the defenders are going to be, and where YOU need to be in order to get it and avoid them...

IN a MICROSECOND. That is the mind, Fools. Yeah, Moss had the skills to go get it, but DT woulda just reached up half-heartedly before getting his bell rung.

Aint a stopwatch in the world that can tell you who can make that play and who cant.

Moss has talent. Thomas talks too much. Period.

Posted by: Thinker_

That was a great play and Moss had amazing concentration on that ball, in addition to his quickness to get to it. I think Brunell used whatever was left in his arm on that throw. fwiw, I'm not sure Moss could still make that catch in 2010.

But I'm separating out talent from the other stuff that makes a WR successful. DT11 has talent, but not the other stuff.

As the old saying goes, a ton of talent and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee (its really that old)

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I just have this feeling that by the end of the 2010 NFL season, Devin Thomas will be a refrain among the conversations of Redskin fans. I like his apparent mental discipline.

Posted by: Yo_Mo | August 10, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

FACEBOOK USERS.....HELP GET THIS MESSAGE OUT. JOIN THE THE JOE JACOBY FOR HOF GROUP ON FACEBOOK. Seriously, no way Jacoby isn't in the hall already with how he played, how much his teams won, and who he had to block. If facebook can get Betty White on SNL, maybe it can do something useful like get #66 the credit he deserves.

Posted by: factor71 | August 10, 2010 5:29 PM
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Facebook sucks.

I poop on Facebook.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 10, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

There's only one FB I'm into.....okay, maybe 2...and it aint Face Book.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Man, I just pooped a Haynesworth! I should have weighed myself before that one. I guarentee you I dropped at least 2 lbs.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

First to say bye bye Kelly! BTW,F-Dallas!!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 10, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

When Cerrato chose these guys (and I didn't know either player), I said it was a defensible move ... as you might need to take 2 guys to get 1. At the time, 2nd round WR picks are about a 1 in 3 bet to become a solid starter -- though I think that average is going to improve based on the last few years (5 of 13 drafted btwn 2006-2008 in rd 2 as having proven themselves at this time, a few more might).

But the bottom line was, and still is, that having both guys wash out would be a disaster. Well, Kelly is right on that threshold and DT11 isn't burning up the place, yet.

Which is why DT11 is going to be a major subject all year -- unless VJax comes to town.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Dallas Cowboy fans molest armadillos.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Mostly this post is about getting my fathers photo off the top of my blog. But it’s also about Other stuff as well…

When I first started out online back in 1992 I was playing strategy games on a BBS in Ottawa. The online persona I developed for myself (The Unholy) was aggressive and filled with a certain amount of pure hatred and a smidgen of red-eyed Rage. Basically I was one of the first Trolls.

I thought, at the time, I was Acting out a Role so I was sending angry notes “in character”. Of course it stopped being fun for the Others and after a couple of months the group fell apart and reformed minus The Unholy. When I got back into Chat Rooms in 1996, through my brothers connection, I lasted about three sessions. It was a hockey forum and I was just attacking people left, right and centre.

I really believed Everything anyone wrote was part of a Game, and I was channelling my original Character… I’m not entirely sure, but I think this was the first place I used a Johnny Name online. So it was like I was still a character, I was Johnny Something, not Me… which removed me from Reality by a degree and made everything I was ranting about make sense.

So apparently there was an email around by the forum Users to ignore me so I’d go away… and I did. I knew at the time I had gone Wah-A-WAY overboard but it didn’t take because even in 2006, when I first started on WP I was taking offence from posts written by strangers… this time, though, it was like their Dumbassness was something I had to Fix. I think, again, there was some degree of separation given to me by a User Name, in this case “feartheseeds”.

Probably my longest Incidental Trolling came in 2006(?) on a blog called East Village Idiot… he had written something funny about being harassed by some NY Ranger fans after a Sabre game. After my comment was attacked I had a “discussion” going with six Sabre fans for three days.

The EVI thing was mostly funny, and I may not have been doing it (entirely) maliciously, but it did fit on the spectrum of Trolling. I was definitely taking a lot of enjoyment in poking them with a digital stick.

Anyway… before this turns into a Post, my question for anyone willing to answer is (and your mother called to let me know she was disappointed you didn’t answer the last time… she loves you, you know, so stop hurting your mom and answer):

Have you ever (in the History of your Existence) deliberately sparked a fight on another blog or in Real Life? Discuss.

If you really love your mother you’ll answer this for Extra Credit: After taking part in a “discussion” you later realized had been started by a Troll or through Flamebait, could you trust that blog again?

Posted by: bleep-bleep | August 10, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Grossman said the Skins D "is highly unconventional" and "will easily be in the top 5 in the league"..."Orakpo is one of the best in the league" and "I look forward to playing against a more conventional defense against Buffalo" ...

DT and Parker are being positioned in the back for motivational reasons, but DT is DEFINITELY sticking..

If the D is near the top, with McNabb and a fresh O-line and Portis, and if Gano aint Guano, 'Skins could be a serious threat...

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

If the D is near the top, with McNabb and a fresh O-line and Portis, and if Gano aint Guano, 'Skins could be a serious threat...

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 6:25 PM |

And if I pick the right Lotto numbers I'll be seriously rich.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

DT, MK, Double-Move and Reid Doughty for Revis!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

If Devin is third on the depth chart where else can he aim? Raiders?

Bleep, now that you've tried the long form version of being annoying and stupid (ala Vic) you should precede immediately to jumping up and down and screaming "look at me!"

Posted by: mack1 | August 10, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

No_Punt_Intended :If we have a snuffout, Raven-esque defense, a good kicker and an offense that can post 20 a game, we'll be a serious mofo for our scheduled opponents..It ain't Cosmological statistics..

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

DT, MK, Double-Move and Reid Doughty for Revis!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended

Remember, you have to specify when you refer to a Skins player as "Double-Move" whether you are identifying CR22 or LL.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | August 10, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Upon every online community there is at least one (usually more), the resident troll. This person is either mean to others, sits about attacking randomly, plays upon actions to get attention, or happens to just find methods of being loud.

Much like any biosphere, there are predators and there are prey. The resident troll sits somewhere above and between such classes. They flip flop faster than an S/M switcher, playing victim and victimizer. They feed on tears, their own, and others. Yet, like all creatures in a biosphere, they are actually required.

I view this relationship with it's love/hate features as being symbiotic. The community will love or hate the troll, sometimes jumping between the emotions in one posting, thread or conversation. The troll even when he or she is feeling the most emotional pressure will adore the attention and remain absorbing said abuse and giving back in spades. Trolls stir up passions, usually negative ones, yet they drive communities.

They bring people together, given them a focus to feel angst against. They draw out the weak who can be culled from the herd by gathering sympathy before cutting into new victims. Among us all, they are the lions, kings of the jungle, whose only fear happens to be the gun of the big hunter, the administrator.

My hats off to resident trolls in all communities I have, am, and will belong to. To ever MMO tank/healer/dps who has driven me around the bend and been kicked out of my group/guild/clan/server by my own hand, to every individual who has been introduced to my ignore button, and lastly to ever mad texter who views him or herself as a Shakespearean artist: Thank you. Thank you for keeping me laughing, and for keeping the community stirred up in passionate retort!

Posted by: SportsWriter | August 10, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Dude, Chris Johnson looks like every dude slangin' in South East DC. he can be on my team any day though.

No_Punt_Intended :If we have a snuffout, Raven-esque defense, a good kicker and an offense that can post 20 a game, we'll be a serious mofo for our scheduled opponents..It ain't Cosmological statistics..

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 6:42 PM


FrakIf the defense is Raven-esque, we wouldn't even need to score 20 on offense becasue the D would average a TD per game.

We've been waiting for a good kicker for the last 18 kickers.

But all of those things can happen....just like I can pick the right Lotto numbers too.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

My hats off to resident trolls in all communities I have, am, and will belong to.

Posted by: SportsWriter | August 10, 2010 6:47 PM

That's an interesting perspective you laid out. I hadn't ever thought about it that way. Thanks for laying it out.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 10, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Well, fortunately, NPI, we have a defensive QB in the same class as Ray Lewis in London Fletcher..I'm hoping Rex's comments prove correct..

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

I won't be a bit surprised if Revis gets paid within 5 minutes of the Jets' second loss.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

After a wild night at an all you can eat Mexican joint the area around my cube smelled like a coal mine today. Consequently I have been banished to a room for pariahs until I can demonstrate that I am gas free.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | August 10, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Seen on a T-shirt recently at Newark Liberty Intl airport:

I'm not a gynecologist but I'm willing to take a look at it.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | August 10, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Man, I just pooped a Haynesworth! I should have weighed myself before that one. I guarentee you I dropped at least 2 lbs.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 5:57 PM

I think you forgot to change handles before posting...I won't tell, your secret's safe with me PMcP!

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 10, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

No_Punt_Intended :If we have a snuffout, Raven-esque defense, a good kicker and an offense that can post 20 a game, we'll be a serious mofo for our scheduled opponents..It ain't Cosmological statistics..

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 6:42 PM |

Well, fortunately, NPI, we have a defensive QB in the same class as Ray Lewis in London Fletcher..I'm hoping Rex's comments prove correct..

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 7:11 PM |

Heat Prostration? Fever Dreams? Delirium Tremens? Peyote Trips?

Posted by: FartezDudmore | August 10, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Man, I just pooped a Haynesworth! I should have weighed myself before that one. I guarentee you I dropped at least 2 lbs.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 5:57 PM

I think you forgot to change handles before posting...I won't tell, your secret's safe with me PMcP!

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 10, 2010 7:46 PM |


Dude, don't even joke. Just becasue I used the word poop in here doesn't mean I am that homo.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Fartez, NPI-McPoop, don't ever put yourself out in a hot zone as a covert, it'd be The Dawn Of The Light...

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Hey Everybody

The US soccer team is about to play a friendly match against Brazil on ESPN2

Check it out

Posted by: Vicc | August 10, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Hey Everybody

The US soccer team is about to play a friendly match against Brazil on ESPN2

Check it out

Posted by: Vicc | August 10, 2010 8:05 PM

I would, be I really need to re-arrange my sock drawer. Maybe next time?

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 10, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Fartez, NPI-McPoop, don't ever put yourself out in a hot zone as a covert, it'd be The Dawn Of The Light...

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 8:03 PM |


WTF? Dude, get a hobby. I think I'll go invent one before spending one more minute here.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 10, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

We NEED one of these new big play Smurfs to step up and provide an ELECTRIFYING JOLT to lead the team to Victory...

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Forget socks, it's flip-flop season !

Posted by: Vicc | August 10, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Soccer is okay to watch, waaaaay more fun to play

~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetyou | August 10, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

We NEED one of these new big play Smurfs to step up and provide an ELECTRIFYING JOLT to lead the team to Victory...

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 8:09 PM

I heard dat...hopefully lots o' jolts this year.

Would make this single-handle mofo very happy!

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 10, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Forget socks, it's flip-flop season !

Posted by: Vicc | August 10, 2010 8:22 PM

Hahaha, hence the disheveled nature of my drawer. It must be addressed immediately.

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 10, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

I’m a troll.

So they say.

I’m banned at redskins.com. I’m banned at hogshaven.com. I’m banned at riggosrag.com. I’m banned at numerous Redskins blogs.

Is it something I said?

I write about sports on the Internet. I am the world’s leading critic of sports. It encourages fans to remain fans when the win-loss record has gone to insanely dangerous levels, causing great human misery.

There’s something about the bannings that’s odd. Hundreds of the people who meet at the communities at which I am banned have told me that I am the first person they have found who writes about sports in a way that truly makes sense to them. Several of the site owners who have banned me have written me e-mails to apologize. Two wrote blurbs that appear on the back of my book on saving. One told me that he reads everything I write about investing and that he thinks that the work that I have done in this field is of “huge value.” Another told me that he has recommended my comments in his Twitter postings. Another let me know that he thinks I am a nice guy, and totally sincere, and smart.

So why have these people blocked their readers from hearing what I have to say? It upsets them. People who follow the Redskins strategy hate hearing that it doesn’t work. The Redskins Insider forum, which is the largest Redskins forum on the Internet, was founded to escape me. For a time, the community now meeting there met at redskins.com but redskins.com was not willing to ban me (redskins.com has since gotten with the program) despite the demands of many that it do so. So an entire new board was founded and thousands ran to it. There’s nothing that helps promote an investing forum like putting a sign up front saying “Trolls Are Not Permitted to Post Here!”

I don’t take any of this as evidence that I am wrong in what I say about sports. I take it as evidence that sports fans lack confidence in their strategy. I view the defensiveness of sports fans as a sign that they very much need to be hearing some new ideas, not that they should be permitted to silence those expressing them.

What do you think? Am I a troll?

The original meaning of the word was “a person who deliberately causes trouble at a board.” Even my worst critics acknowledge my sincerity. But even I acknowledge that my posts upset a significant percentage of the community members at the boards at which I post. Am I a troll or am I not?

My view is that all learning “disrupts.” Learning brings change. Change means “trouble” for those who have achieved positions of status under the unchanged system. Good teachers are troublemakers. Good journalists are troublemakers. Good thinkers are troublemakers. Socrates was a troll. The penalty for trolling in the old days was to be forced to drink hemlock.

Posted by: CounterTroll | August 10, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Soccer is okay to watch, waaaaay more fun to play

~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetyou | August 10, 2010 8:25 PM

DUDE! like brandon sez, soccer is for fags.

Posted by: rob_in_MD | August 10, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Sportswriter and Counter Troll - interesting posts both. Wish you had said something about the Redskins.

back to them - DT is a bust. will not be surprised to see him cut this season - if Shanahan is really about competition.

I agree with the above posts that Santana Moss is a much better receiver but alos contend that Moss is probably a better return guy as well. Since DT can't play WR, let him return kicks. But I bet you when the chips are down and we need to bust a big return, Moss is back there. Kinda like sending Darrell Green out to return punts and kicks. There is the guy who does it for a living. but there are also guys on the active roster who are much better at it but too important to risk. Which is why Moss isn't doing it.

Still, DT might be an upgrade over Randle El.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | August 10, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

What do you think? Am I a troll?

The original meaning of the word was “a person who deliberately causes trouble at a board.” Even my worst critics acknowledge my sincerity. But even I acknowledge that my posts upset a significant percentage of the community members at the boards at which I post. Am I a troll or am I not?

Posted by: CounterTroll | August 10, 2010 8:32 PM

Actually, long before boards existed, Treebeard explained that Trolls were created in mockery of Ents. Just saying -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | August 10, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

"What do you think? Am I a troll?"Posted by: CounterTroll"

Are you stumpy, have big warts on your nose, and live under a bridge?

Posted by: Samson151 | August 10, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

I would not object to finding a FB/RB that could be a 3rd receiving threat along with Davis and Cooley.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 10, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I've been hearing that Ryan Torain could be that guy if he makes the squad. He's been good receiving out of the backfield; more importantly, he's been excelling at pass pro. Good speed, good change of direction, what's not to like?

Anyone hear if he holds on to the ball like Carlos Rogers holds on to interceptions? Guess I wouldn't like that...

Posted by: RomoLongballs | August 10, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

"My hats off to resident trolls in all communities I have, am, and will belong to. To ever MMO tank/healer/dps who has driven me around the bend and been kicked out of my group/guild/clan/server by my own hand, to every individual who has been introduced to my ignore button, and lastly to ever mad texter who views him or herself as a Shakespearean artist: Thank you. Thank you for keeping me laughing, and for keeping the community stirred up in passionate retort!Posted by: SportsWriter"

Definitely a troll.

Posted by: Samson151 | August 10, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Rob does your tag mean you live in Maryland or that you're in some dude with the initials MD?

Posted by: mack1 | August 10, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

"The original meaning of the word was “a person who deliberately causes trouble at a board.” posted by CounterTroll"

Actually, a better definition is "someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion."

So other than your extreme self-absorption, so far it looks like you don't qualify.

Posted by: Samson151 | August 10, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

First off I would like to say that I'm not trolling, This isn't a ban me and please feel free if any of this offends you because I don't want to get banned again, I'm just seeking advice to further improve my feelings towards others.

It started about three years ago when I was 13, The internet was a new place filled with many oddities, I was not easily scared of anything, Harlequin itchyosis babies only mildly agitated me simply because of the veins lining their skin. I was all too accustomed to these things, Nothing really bugged me. Nothing except furries. Now I don't want a sh!tstorm over this nor do I want my inbox flooded with "OMG SO UNFAIR!1" but I always loved trolling furries. There was something satisfying and kinda.. Hot about putting down a human being who was already as low as they could get. I'm not talking FP furries that go around flashing the fetish around so much as I am talking about serious furries. The kind that believe they are animals and would do damn near anything to achieve so. After a few years of this I was progressively hating furry "culture" to the point of wishing a global extermination upon these people. To avoid this turning into a rant or a hate thread I would like to leave it at this. Is it normal to love to abuse these people and get a "thrill" out of it?

By god all this agitation you people are displaying, It appears I might be.. Trolling? Oh god, what's this feeling? A plethora of ecstasy it's everywhere, Streams and puddles of ..of. my ballfunk. Thanks for the orgasm FP.

Posted by: HugeErection | August 10, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

d*ck somewhere just kicked me completely off the net...F*** THE NEW US FASCISM TO PROTECT THE POWER OF CORRUPT ELITES!!!!

anyway, all i say was that dt is in the mold of Rod Smith and that Rod wasn't an instant star either (an undrafted rookie), but Devin is also a thick and quick WR who will grow better with time, thats been his pattern through life...And he is a good kick returner...

Posted by: frak | August 10, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

The Wire's worst season was still the best ish on TV.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 10, 2010 3:56 PM

Idk...the season on the docks? I had trouble getting through that one.

Posted by: PlayAction | August 10, 2010 4:01 PM

No such thing as a bad season of The Wire...best programming in the last 15 yrs.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 10, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: HugeErection | August 10, 2010 9:39 PM

Not me.

Posted by: HughGRection | August 10, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Rob does your tag mean you live in Maryland or that you're in some dude with the initials MD?

Posted by: mack1 | August 10, 2010 9:33 PM

I'm pretty sure it means that he's a Doctor. If you've ever read any of his posts it would become clear.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 10, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

8.9.10

Today's date.

I'm jus' sayin'.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 10, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

The Troll's Complaint:

"I CAN HEAR MYSELF, BUT I CAN'T FEEL MYSELF!! DO YOU FEEL ME?"

Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 10, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

"The original meaning of the word (Troll) was “a person who deliberately causes trouble at a board.”


When I was young, 'troll' was the word we used for an unattractive party girl who was willing to 'ride a train'.

And once she said okay, the fight was to be the first in line.

The times, they sure have changed.

For the worst.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 10, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Take it easy there Moe. You're cool here.

Think really (really) hard about who has been trolling this board for a long, long time.

Think about the fake handles that appear on a regular basis every day.

Think about the handles that appear then just disappear.

Not only today or yesterday.

THINK!

Posted by: league_source | August 10, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

According to a league source, the Redskins were planning on working out three long snappers today. Ethan Albright wasn’t on the list. There’s no way they can enter the season with Nick Sundberg. Even if he snaps better in games, after watching him this summer there’s too much evidence that he’s not ready.

per John Keim

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

8.9.10

Today's date.

I'm jus' sayin'.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 10, 2010

posted on 8/10/10? huh? guess its been 24 hrs of drinking drinking :)

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 10, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

You guys are Sooooooo hating it that you are not here in Hawaii.

No not for the weather, the palm trees, the fine azzed wahine that meander around everywhere wearing those cute little butt hugging board shorts. And a tank top.

Noooo, you are sooooo hating it because today was DAY TWO of Colt Brennan is a raiduh!!!! talk. All colt, all the time. Catch the game live as Colt and the raiduhs take on the cowpokers!!! Join us Thursday for pau hana happy hour at Giovanni Pastrami!!!! We'll see you there!

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 11, 2010 5:39 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 11, 2010 5:39 AM

Can I stay in your guest house? I'll take care of security for you and I can find work as a PI, just keep the lads away from me.

hit me up @ thomasmagnum@yahoo.com

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 11, 2010 6:53 AM | Report abuse

THINK!

Posted by: league_source | August 10, 2010 10:15 PM

And think about the difference between league_source and League-Source.

Chia_Pet's been busy with the cut and paste posts up here last night.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

from SI.com: "The San Diego Chargers spent a portion of Tuesday afternoon's practice working in the "Wild Dog," a version of the wildcat formation featuring rookie running back and Fresno State Bulldog alum Ryan Mathews taking a direct snap...The formation fits Mathews' skill set. The No. 12 overall selection was a running quarterback in high school and can throw fairly well. The Chargers have options within the formation, given that receiver Legedu Naanee was a former quarterback and running back Darren Sproles can run and throw short passes well."

"That's a good formation for us," Turner said. "The thing I learned from watching Miami run it is that when everything gets spread out the back has room to improvise. With Ryan and Darren, we can do some of those things."

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/08/10/chargers.wild.dog.ap/index.html#ixzz0wIRMgdTp

Posted by: Samson151 | August 11, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

zcezcest1

"posted on 8/10/10? huh? guess its been 24 hrs of drinking drinking"


I got my own time zone.

Moetime is not yo'time.

That's why all my picks, claims, prognostications, and statements are wrong.

Facts are as slippery to me as money is in the hands of a politician.

I always win the Powerball lottery as I call the numbers the hour after they've been announced.

I was born a day late, and a dolla short.

All my clocks have Super Bowl style Roman numbers that I can't figure out as living here in South Florida, all we speak is latino.

When bill collectors call about the check they were supposed to receive, I tell them I'll mail it tomorrow.

But in my world, tomorrow never comes.

And that's the result of having been born yesterday.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 11, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

You guys are Sooooooo hating it that you are not here in Hawaii.

No not for the weather, the palm trees, the fine azzed wahine that meander around everywhere wearing those cute little butt hugging board shorts. And a tank top.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 11, 2010 5:39 AM
------------------------------------------
Actually, right the first time. I hope good things for Brennan, but lets be real. The fans in Hawaii might need to start watching a lot of CFL to catch their hero, cause as bad as the QB's are with the Rai-duhs, they're still better than the 2010 version of Brennan. Dude needs reps and he's not going to get them in the NFL. Go North, young Colt, go North...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 11, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

samson151

"The San Diego Chargers spent a portion of Tuesday afternoon's practice working in the "Wild Dog," a version of the wildcat formation

(repost)
".... but the 'Cat formation works best for the dolphins as they place two stud running backs in position to get the ball: R Brown, R Williams.

They get yards out of the 'Cat as they run several types of running plays from it (counters, traps, draws, sweeps, strecth) that allow Brown-Williams to fool a defense.

It's not a gadget offense for the dolphins.

It sets up running plays that can wear the defense down and confuse it all at the same time.

My point?: Run the 'Cat with Portis-Johnson or Torain-Portis.

Otherwise, a 170 pound scatback will get pummeled as soon as he hits the line.


Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 10, 2010 12:09 PM

Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 11, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 11, 2010 7:45 AM

LOL! Dude's handle says it all: gimmesummoe!

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

Go North, young Colt, go North...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 11, 2010 7:50 AM

This is good advice. Colt needs to buy a big poster of Doug Floutie. Probably available on eBay for the cost of shipping, alone.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

"You guys are Sooooooo hating it that you are not here in Hawaii."


No disrespect, but Hawaii ain't got nothing on South Florida.

Weather wise, we even.

But y'all got fat wimmin in grass skirts.

And we got booty, booty, booty, booty everywhere.

We got latin booty, white booty, black booty, Haitian booty, South American booty, 'I'm from up North booty,' foreclosure booty, hurricane booty, illegal alien booty, and retiree booty.


Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 11, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

We got latin booty, white booty, black booty, Haitian booty, South American booty, 'I'm from up North booty,' foreclosure booty, hurricane booty, illegal alien booty, and retiree booty.


Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 11, 2010 8:00 AM

Plus the original booty: pirate booty. All the retirees are out on the beaches with metal detectors finding it while moe is just sitting there blogging about it.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 8:03 AM | Report abuse

killer booty (i.e., diseased booty)

Posted by: tgif11 | August 11, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

My point?: Run the 'Cat with Portis-Johnson or Torain-Portis.

Otherwise, a 170 pound scatback will get pummeled as soon as he hits the line.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | August 10, 2010 12:09 PM
-----------------------------------------
Could you imagine Brian Mitchell in his prime lining up as a wildcat quarterback?


Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 11, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Could you imagine Brian Mitchell in his prime lining up as a wildcat quarterback?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 11, 2010 8:17 AM

The direct snaps to him on punts were awesome...worked every time...

Posted by: PlayAction | August 11, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Brian Fantana: Sex Panther by Odeon. This stuff is illegal in 9 countries. It's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good.
Ron Burgundy: It's quite pungent. [cringes] It's a formidable scent; it stings the nostrils in a good way.
Brian Fantana: [daubing the cologne on his neck] Yup.
Ron Burgundy: Brian, I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline.
Brian Fantana: They've done studies, you know. They say 60% of the time, it works every time.
Ron Burgundy: That doesn't make any sense.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 11, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Regarding Friday's game, it'll be interesting to see who gets a bunch of reps at the WR, LB, and secondary positions. Those seem to be the positions where there is some good competition. I'm really looking forward to seeing Armstrong, Austin, Banks, and Paulsen on the offensive side of the ball. Also looking forward to see how Barnes, Tryon, Holmes and Henson do.

Posted by: TWISI | August 11, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Could you imagine Brian Mitchell in his prime lining up as a wildcat quarterback?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | August 11, 2010 8:17 AM

Opening game against the Lions, in the SB winning 91-92 season, Brian Mitchell tossed a 40 yarder to Ricky Sanders in the front corner of the endzone. I think the 'Skins ended up winning 45-0. One of 3 shutouts that season.

Posted by: saltine182 | August 11, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

zis thing on....hello.....oo....ooo....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 11, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Friday night...I'm going to watch the game...drink several cold beers...and not remember anything that happened during the game...just so you know.

Posted by: PlayAction | August 11, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

You can count on me:

beep beep

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Devin just make being the best receiver you can be the third most important thing (behind God and family) in your life. No more magazine layouts or music videos. Stay late after practice for extra work. I know people who saw you play in college and they say that they don't even recognize this Devin Thomas. They say you were the best receiver in the Big Ten and a sure NFL receiver. They still talk about your monster game against Penn State. The Redskins have a history of great receivers, Taylor, Jefferson, Mitchell, Smith, Clark, Sanders, and Monk. Look them up and ask them what it takes to be great in this league. Watch film of them. You can be the next one.

Posted by: JAMNEW | August 11, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

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