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Donovan McNabb happy with communication

Quarterback Donovan McNabb said miscommunication played a role in the Redskins burning two timeouts early in the second half but said he was pleased with the in-game communication he had with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

"That's something each week we'll continue to grow," McNabb said Tuesday afternoon during his weekly radio appearance on ESPN 980, "but I thought it really went well on Sunday."

In their win over the Cowboys on Sunday night, the Redskins had to call one timeout just 49 seconds into the third quarter and used another 3:48 into the quarter.

"It was just making sure everyone knew what was going on," McNabb said. "Miscommuncation here, trying to get things set. By that time, trying to rush things, there just wasn't enough time."

On the second timeout, McNabb said the team felt the clock should've been reset.

Overall, McNabb said he was pleased with a victory in his Redskins regular-season debut and thinks the offense will improve.

"We left a lot of yardage out on the field," McNabb said. "We left possibly some points out on the field. ... Those are the things you really need."

"Guys are going to eliminate those mistakes, including myself. We're going to hopefully put more and more points on the board and take pressure off of our defense."

By Rick Maese  |  September 14, 2010; 12:52 PM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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Tossing the occassional pass in the dirt or not, I really like McNabb as a leader.

Posted by: manlius1 | September 14, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Cris Collinsworth, Mike Florio, and the rest of the media has been caught in creating the BS that is the "Haynesworth-Shanahan" feud. Collinsworth pointed out how Al was all by himself during a defensive meeting. Too bad he failed to recognize that that meeting only involved 2nd and 3rd level defenders. No D-linemen were in the meeting.

http://twitpic.com/2nxhva/full

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 14, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Cris Collinsworth, Mike Florio, and the rest of the media has been caught in creating the BS that is the "Haynesworth-Shanahan" feud.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 14, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse
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Follow the stinky trail of that story and you'll end up with Jason Reids ugly mug staring back at you. Tell him Milton Bradley porked his mom and he just might set down his doughnut and coffee to scrap it out with you.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 14, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/09/14/kris-jenkins-tears-acl-season-over/


Kris Jenkins done. Let the speculatin' become feverish.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 14, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

mcnabb: great leader. great player. there were probably 7-8 plays in that dallas game that would never have happened w/campbell - big, 10-20 yard chunks...

haynesworth:
if traded, nothing less than a first round pick or a great player.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 14, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

"Man, since Portis basically came here he's had his host of haters. People (even when he was putting up 1400 yard seasons) have been on the "We shouldn't have traded Champ for Portis" garbage for a little while now."

Posted by: RedDMV | September 14, 2010 12:05 PM

I don't hate Portis. Never have. I love the all-out, pedal-to-the-metal style that he plays with, the way he runs with reckless abandon between the tackles, and the way he absolutely destroys blitzing linebackers and DBs.

BUT . . .

We shouldn't have traded Bailey and a second-rounder for Portis. Yeah, I know that Bailey was saying at the time that he was not going to resign with the Redskins. Big deal. Players in the midst of contract negotiations often say that, and other things that don't turn out to be true. If the 'Skins had held firm, I'm betting that he would have resigned, rather than sit at home and miss paychecks once the season started. The bottom line is, quality running backs are A LOT easier to find than shut-down corners, so a straight-up Portis for Bailey trade would have favored the Broncos. H@ll, Arian Foster, who blew up last Sunday and figures to be huge this year for the Texans, was an undrafted free agent. The addition of a second-rounder going to Denver made it highway robbery.

Moreover, he has, by his own admission, not always been a good teammate. That he didn't recommend Sellers' benching to the media isn't the point. It isn't his job to decide who plays and who doesn't, it's the coaches' responsibility. How can it NOT sew discord in the locker room when he's trying to get a teammate benched and calling out his quarterback on the radio?

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | September 14, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 14, 2010 1:02 PM |

Good point. But still, the dude were all by hisself on Hayney Island. No other playa within 10 ft of him. Leastways he could have been chatting up the other DL dudes about what to do when they go back in the game, doncha tink?

Posted by: BangerVance | September 14, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

"Kris Jenkins done. Let the speculatin' become feverish."

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 14, 2010 1:09 PM

Jenkins played NT in the Jets' 3-4 defense. Haynesworth wouldn't be any happier playing the position there than he is here, and the Jets know this. I don't see them making a play for AH.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | September 14, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Collinsworth is a dork, and he's just like everyone else stirring the pot. If it weren't for the media I don't think the problems between Shanahan and Big Al would have been so bad.

Posted by: monk811 | September 14, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe, just maybe, our division is average and the schedule is not as bad as you think it is."


The dynamic we face is a great AFC South--Titans, Texans, Colts--and improving NFC North--Packers, Vikes, Bears.

If we had Shanny & Company runnin' things things last year, with a much easier AFC West base schedule....

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 14, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I would play for the man who says it is snack time.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 14, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I did not realize how tough our schedule is going to be this year. I have avoided looking too far down the road but man, if we were to scratch out 10-6 this year it would be an unbelievable year and if healthy, we'd certainly fear no one heading into the playoffs.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty

If you'd read the season preview edition of ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES, you woulda. You can find it here:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/larry-johnson/larry-johnson-looking-forward.html

Speaking of which, a new one should show up sometime today.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 14, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

"Kris Jenkins done. Let the speculatin' become feverish."

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 14, 2010 1:09 PM

Jenkins played NT in the Jets' 3-4 defense. Haynesworth wouldn't be any happier playing the position there than he is here, and the Jets know this. I don't see them making a play for AH.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | September 14, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | September 14, 2010 1:10 PM |

Good point. The dude, being an annoying a-hole himself, feels duty and honor bound to front for the team's annoying a-holes like Port-o-Let, AH, DH and others.

Posted by: BangerVance | September 14, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BangerVance | September 14, 2010 1:15 PM

Yeah, but if you look at the top you can see the legs of a player who is also standing away from the rest of his teammates as well. Sure, he looks to be standing next to a coach, but I can speculate that he was "pouting." The point I'm raising is that the media's assumptions are tenuous. Is there some tension in the situation? Most likely. Is it overblown? Yes.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 14, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Rufus,

I don't think Big Al has a no trade clause, so who cares what he thinks? Ryan is just cocky enough to think he could get Al on board so I would not be surprised to see some interest from the Jets.

Remember, Al now has a month or more of experience in the 3-4, $32 million of Snyder's cash, and an apparent dislike of Shanahan.

All of this may add up to an exit from DC for big man.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | September 14, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

The bottom line is, quality running backs are A LOT easier to find than shut-down corners, so a straight-up Portis for Bailey trade would have favored the Broncos. H@ll, Arian Foster, who blew up last Sunday and figures to be huge this year for the Texans, was an undrafted free agent. The addition of a second-rounder going to Denver made it highway robbery.

Moreover, he has, by his own admission, not always been a good teammate. That he didn't recommend Sellers' benching to the media isn't the point. It isn't his job to decide who plays and who doesn't, it's the coaches' responsibility. How can it NOT sew discord in the locker room when he's trying to get a teammate benched and calling out his quarterback on the radio?

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly


Disagree. And the whole "shutdown corner" thing is a tad overrated. CBs get beat. Even the great Darrell Revis has gotten beat. To be a true and pure shut down corner you have to be left in man situations. In today's NFL man on man has been phased out for the most part in favor of zone schemes.

And before we crown Arian Foster the next Terrell Davis (Like Tom Jackson did), lets see how he does for a whole season and against a legit run defense, because the Colts AREN'T.


Disagree again with the sentiment that Portis or any teammate isn't allowed to go the coaching staff and lobby for the benching of another player WHO ISN'T getting the job done. Why can't they if they are a liability on the field? As bad as Portis was last year, Sellers was 10x worse. Whiffing on blocks or simply getting handled at the line of scrimmage, dropping passes, or fumbling the ball, Sellers was terrible and Portis was well within his right to call for his ass to be seated. Problem was he was the only one who had the balls to do so.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 14, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

"Wrong. It was reported that he was playing with bone spurs in his ankle from basically the start of the season (Reported on Sept. 25). Then he got concussed in the Atlanta game... So when was he healthy?"

Oh, gee, THAT makes me feel better. All is forgiven for CP in 2009. He had bone spurs before getting concussed. Clearly that makes a good RB.

Also, way to conveniently forget that Portis opted not to have surgery for said bone spurs, then used that as an excuse to sit out practices, dog it in training camp, and come into the season overweight and out of shape. Because that's what I want out of my $50 million running back.

I get it, Portis is perfect in your eyes, the man does no wrong. His detractors are irrational and don't have a leg to stand on. Everything negative that's happened in Portis' career has occurred because somebody or something else created it, and there was nothing Portis could do otherwise. Portis. Is. God.

Okay, now I can get back to rooting for the 2010 version of Portis, which every media outlet and news source (including himself) has said has changed his outlook on the sport, his career, and his approach to the game. And clearly he decided to change things because the way he handled things in 2009 was picture-perfect.

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Snack time! I am happy.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 14, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

red

"...Sellers was 10x worse. Whiffing on blocks or simply getting handled at the line of scrimmage, dropping passes, or fumbling the ball,..."


The thing about Sellars is, 2 years ago, you'd be hard-pressed to doubt his value to the running game.

I think the team would run/pass block better with a tight end on the line and no fullback lead.

Two tight ends on the line means CP can be a checkdown back more and pass protect less.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 14, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Cris Collinsworth, Mike Florio, and the rest of the media has been caught in creating the BS that is the "Haynesworth-Shanahan" feud. Collinsworth pointed out how Al was all by himself during a defensive meeting. Too bad he failed to recognize that that meeting only involved 2nd and 3rd level defenders. No D-linemen were in the meeting.

http://twitpic.com/2nxhva/full

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 14, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse


Interesting point. Still doesn't change the fact that he was out of position for most of his snaps on Sunday.

Posted by: Devo2 | September 14, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

nothing better than re-hashing a trade that happened over 6 years ago....DURING THE SEASON....awesome...just awesome...

Next up, why Jeff George didn't work here....followed by, the best work of Bruce Smith as a Redskin..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 14, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

My favorite snack is ham sandwiches.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 14, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Albert to the Jets? Doubt it, but maybe Rex wants the challenge. On Hard Knocks, the Jets mgmt talked about how tight they were on their budgets -- that they had invested a lot in the starters (Sanchez, Revis, etc), not leaving much for others.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 14, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

nothing better than re-hashing a trade that happened over 6 years ago....DURING THE SEASON

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Second.

Posted by: manlius1 | September 14, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Watching Shaun Ellis last night makes me wonder what could be if Haynesworth ever decided to get fully on board.

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I like to hear about me.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 14, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted on Wash Post last week by cowgirl fans///////////////////////////////////////

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your LT Bent Williams doesn't stand a chance against Ware. If you think Suggs fractured McNabb's ankle just wait until Ware unloads on him. The trainers better have their smelling salts handy and Shanahan better make sure your backup QBs (both of 'em) are ready to go.
I stand by my original prediction:
Cowboys 35
Redskins 3
Wish I could be in DC to see you clowns flying Cowboys flags on your cars after you lose. Other than that, there's no other reason for me to ever visit that hellhole again. It just doesn't get any better than Pampa, Texas.
Warmly,
Joe
Posted by: PampaTex | September 9, 2010 9:58 AM
he-he-he. these lunkheads are gloating because we're going to be without colombo and kosier. don't they realize we could take an o-lineman from any high school in texas and put him in the trenches without missing a beat against a team of their caliber?
redtards are in for a texas-sized beatdown. no excuses from the cowboys but the closer we get to kickoff watch these b!tches start looking for wiggle room (mcfatt's ankle isn't healed, haynesgirth is a distraction, etc.). waaah, waaah, waaah.
Posted by: 10peterbilt | September 9, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: kingpenn1 | September 14, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Interesting point. Still doesn't change the fact that he was out of position for most of his snaps on Sunday.

Posted by: Devo2 | September 14, 2010 1:31 PM |

It a new D. The same could be said for many. Still, the NBC shot were an eyeful. Instead of interacting with fellow DL and coaches there the load was, standing by hisself with his thumb up his ass.

Posted by: BangerVance | September 14, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Watching Shaun Ellis last night makes me wonder what could be if Haynesworth ever decided to get fully on board.

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse
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We'd sit lower in the water.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 14, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

"Interesting point. Still doesn't change the fact that he was out of position for most of his snaps on Sunday.

Posted by: Devo2 | September 14, 2010 1:31 PM |"

Was he?

I don't remember hearing anybody say that. What I heard after the game was that Haynesworth did what he was supposed to when he was in the game. It just so happens they didn't ask him to do anything dynamic.

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

MMo, I agree on Sellers. He has sucked for 2 years now. He can't say he hasn't had the opportunities to demonstrate his use in the offense. His blocking looks almost tentative now and he can't catch a cold. Guys his size who play skill positions don't have much of a shelf life. See Christian Okoyae or even Brandon Jacobs. They break down almost under their own weight/size. Anyway, I was wondering why the 'Skins didn't offer him a big new contract a couple years back....

Now I know why.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 14, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

psps, if you're going to be a sarcastic jerkoff in this debate, then I'll do us both a favor and let it lie right here. But not before I say this:

No one ever said the dude was perfect. Not once. That's some hyperbole your lame ass has injected because I'm bringing up valid points that's splintering your weak argument.

Has it ever occurred to your smug ass that the guy wanted to play because he wanted to fu_king play?!?!?! That he thought he gave them the best chance to win? And for the record asshat, it was Jim Zorn who told the media about the bone spurs. NOT Portis. When he was asked about it, he chose NOT to comment and get into details. Why don't you do a little reading before you open your damn mouth? Tell me: How was that beer at 8 AM that you drank at any random D.C. bar when you were watching the World Cup this summer, you pompous dick!


I know you think you're some fu_king know it all and expert on EVERYTHING, but you're wrong on some things Redskins more often than your pretentious ass would like to believe!

Posted by: RedDMV | September 14, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

On Hard Knocks, the Jets mgmt talked about how tight they were on their budgets -- that they had invested a lot in the starters (Sanchez, Revis, etc), not leaving much for others.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 14, 2010 1:34 PM |

Not to worry dude. The Skins have AH
's finances covered real good.

Posted by: BangerVance | September 14, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Was he?

I don't remember hearing anybody say that. What I heard after the game was that Haynesworth did what he was supposed to when he was in the game. It just so happens they didn't ask him to do anything dynamic.

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse
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Collinsworth commented a couple of times that he was 'picking a side' of the center, and subsequently being driven out of the play, rather than engaging the center and holding the point of attack.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 14, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

MMo, I agree on Sellers. He has sucked for 2 years now. He can't say he hasn't had the opportunities to demonstrate his use in the offense. His blocking looks almost tentative now and he can't catch a cold. Guys his size who play skill positions don't have much of a shelf life. See Christian Okoyae or even Brandon Jacobs. They break down almost under their own weight/size. Anyway, I was wondering why the 'Skins didn't offer him a big new contract a couple years back....

Now I know why.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 14, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Where is MrIrvin88? I hope he doesn't show up, because we made a bet earlier this year.

Cowboys lose: he leaves forever
Redskins lose: I had to say something gay about Tony Romo or something.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 14, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

hope shanny the younger has some tips for haslett on the texans. that's got to be somewhat to our advantage. i know the texans "uncharacteristically" ran a lot last week. are they still running the same schemes as last year?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 14, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

nothing better than re-hashing a trade that happened over 6 years ago....DURING THE SEASON....awesome...just awesome...


At least it wasn't during offseason 6 years ago.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 14, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

What I heard after the game was that Haynesworth did what he was supposed to when he was in the game. It just so happens they didn't ask him to do anything dynamic.

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 1:45 PM |

The dude didn't create no havor or disruption, like he used to. His skills are fading.

Posted by: BangerVance | September 14, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Little known fact. I am a kung fu expert.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 14, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

havor = havoc.

Posted by: BangerVance | September 14, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Upon reading the title of this thread, I was certain that JR wasn't referring to Portis.

Man, hearing him talk, makes Corkey sound eloquent.

He makes Freddie Smoot sound British.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 14, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

I meant kung pao. Silly computers!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 14, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 14, 2010 1:49 PM |

Irvin actually showed up and was gracious.

Peterbilt showed up and cried like a girl.

Tampax hasn't shown up yet, to my knowledge.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 14, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell was sacked 4 times...2 fumbles...1 lost.

He definitely was treated "like a piece of tissue" last week.

Posted by: rickyroge | September 14, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I meant kung pao. Silly computers!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 14, 2010 1:55 PM |

I would have thought the real Fat Albert would have stolen more than enough money from the Redskins to have a computer with voice recognition software so that you could eat and type and lie down next to your custom made oxygen tank without even typing...

Busted.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 14, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

The dude didn't create no havoc or disruption = The dude did create havoc or disruption

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 14, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

redtards are in for a texas-sized beatdown

Posted by: 10peterbilt | September 9, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I didn't know Texas was the size of a thimble? HHmmm, maybe that's why their 'beatdown' didn't hurt.

Posted by: monk811 | September 14, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I don't remember hearing anybody say that. What I heard after the game was that Haynesworth did what he was supposed to when he was in the game. It just so happens they didn't ask him to do anything dynamic.

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 1:45 PM |


This is what John Keim wrote:


» DL Albert Haynesworth is not a good fit in this defense. Whenever he gets penetration at nose tackle, teams hit the Redskins with a run the other way. When he doesn’t try to penetrate, he isn’t able to control the middle. Haynesworth didn’t make any plays despite having some one-on-one situations. And he was clearly upset with being taken out in certain situations. The concern has to be one of trust; if Haynesworth doesn’t know the defense, as appears to be the case, then hitting the wrong gap can equal a huge run. It’s much more damaging than if that happens in a 4-3.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/For-Skins_-change-is-a-good-thing-850262-102831489.html#ixzz0zWnDS3Bp

Posted by: beep-beep | September 14, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

FOR SALE:

Looking to sell 3 tix for Sunday, face value. Section 118 Row 3 (6 rows from field, 10 yard line). Green parking.

Let me know if interested.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 14, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

The team doctor cut off my oxygen. I am sad.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 14, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Irvin actually showed up and was gracious.

Peterbilt showed up and cried like a girl.

Tampax hasn't shown up yet, to my knowledge.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 14, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

What about BigBlue?

The Cowboys fans at work are awfully quiet today. Didn't go in Monday for unspecified illness.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 14, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

lol, Red, I guess you got me. I'm blushing with shame at your pinpoint analysis of me. Smug and pomp, that's what I am. Lavar Arrington and the World Cup? That's the best you have to offer? Please.

Who said Portis commented on his bone spurs? What in god's name does that have to do with anything, regardless of whether or not he did make a statement about them?

And I'm glad Portis wanted to play. I've never questioned Portis' desire on gameday. What I've questioned is his preparation, attitude, and desire to be the best player he can be during the week, during preseason, during training camp, and during the offseason. He could earn himself the benefit of the doubt to act like he wanted when he was putting out 1500 yard seasons. When he's putting the crap on the field that he displayed in 2009, injuries or no, then he most definitely does not get the benefit of the doubt. He earned every bit of flak he received.

In the end, I really don't care at all about this topic. Portis was garbage last year, but he put his head on straight this past offseason, got himself healthy and dedicated himself to the game. Nothing more I can ask for. He will be the man this year.

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Tampax hasn't shown up yet, to my knowledge.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 14, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse
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He showed up late morning on Monday and acted like a complete butthead.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | September 14, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

SICWIDIT'S ANALYSIS

* Trent Williams had a good debut. Looks like we're set at LT for years to come.

* Orakpo is a BEAST! Vinny's best draft pick.

* Cooley and/or Davis will have monster years.

* Haynesworth does not want to play football...I think it's time to part ways...I applaud Shanahan for trying to make it work.

* D'Angelo Hall is the polar opposite of Carlos Rogers.

* Laron Landry is back home at SS where he belongs.

* WE HAVE NO WR WEAPONS ON OFFENSE.

* Not to be cliche...but there is such a thin line between victory and defeat.

* Anything we can get from Devin Thomas makes us better.

* We would score ANY points against the Ravens or Jets.

HAIL!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 14, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Tampax hasn't shown up yet, to my knowledge.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 14, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse
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He showed up late morning on Monday and acted like a complete butthead.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | September 14, 2010 2:05 PM |


Don't tell me.....I missed out on the RI contributors' annual circle jerk?

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 14, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I think this coaching staff should be able to get production out of Haynesworth. He's an elite talent and that's what they are paid to do. I recorded the game and watched it carefully last night. Haynesworth was not double-teamed on every snap, but he was double-teamed on the vast majority of snaps. Since I can't evaluate interior line play by looking at it, I take that as objective evidence that he was being effective. I'm sure Dallas would have preferred to help Barron outside with Orakpo rather than double-down on Haynesworth inside.

Posted by: mhaslup1 | September 14, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

re: Haynesworth

Fair enough. He certainly didn't have a good or great performance out there. What a disappointment.

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Correction: WE WOULD NOT SCORE ANY POINTS AGAINST THE RAVENS OR JETS.

Posted by: rickyroge | September 14, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

And I'm glad Portis wanted to play. I've never questioned Portis' desire on gameday. What I've questioned is his preparation, attitude, and desire to be the best player he can be during the week, during preseason, during training camp, and during the offseason.


Posted by: psps23

perfectly said

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 14, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 14, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

re: Haynesworth

Fair enough. He certainly didn't have a good or great performance out there. What a disappointment.

Posted by: psps23 | September 14, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

What bugged me was that weak little spin move he tried to pull, but why did he keep doing that when he was spinning right into the Center anyway? Who does he think he is, the fat Dwight Freeney?

Posted by: monk811 | September 14, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

What Vick showed on Sunday could be a premonition of big things to come for the Eegs. Reid is a way smarter coach than either Reeve or Mora. Vick could be lethal if coached the right way.

Posted by: BangerVance | September 14, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: frediefritz | September 14, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

mcnabb: great leader. great player. there were probably 7-8 plays in that dallas game that would never have happened w/campbell - big, 10-20 yard chunks...

haynesworth:
if traded, nothing less than a first round pick or a great player.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 14, 2010 1:10 PM

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Agree, Campbell would've held onto to the ball until Ware is face palming him to the ground. McNabb is going to be more comfortable this Sunday tossing for 2 TDs pencil that in!

GO SKINS!!! Skins 27 Texans 13

Orakpo = 2 sacks

Posted by: datruth21 | September 14, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

remember j. campbell was 2-3 against the cowboys(2-4 maybe)and defense in one game let t. owens score 3 td's in the second half of that game with washington up by 14..you don't know what campbell would do if he had played sunday simply because of the FACT he is not on the team.

Posted by: wathu19 | September 14, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

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