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Donovan McNabb: Offense can play better

Coming off perhaps the worst offensive performance of the season, Redskins players are apparently still confident the offense is capable of doing big things.

"If we could bring everything together, really we'd explode," quarterback Donovan McNabb said Tuesday on his weekly radio on ESPN 980.

Thus far, they haven't, which made last Sunday's win at Chicago a tad bittersweet. "I'm distraught," McNabb said. "I'm upset because I know we can play better."

Against the Bears, McNabb posted his worst quarterback rating in two years -- 56.8. He finished the Bears' game 17-of-32 passing for 200 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions (a third was nullified by a Chicago penalty). McNabb also fumbled the ball twice, though the Redskins recovered both.

"I think a lot of times people get caught up in the statistical things," the quarterback said. "I take different plays out. I take plays like the interception. Could I have maybe held the ball and just took the sack? Could I have got it out quicker?... Then I take plays like the [Anthony] Armstrong play -- maybe I could've put a little more air under it to give him time to react.

"I'm upset about it. Although we won the game, as offensive players, we take it personal that we aren't able to do the things we set out to do."

On the season, McNabb's rating is 76.0, which puts him behind 23 other starting quarterbacks. His completion percentage is only 57.5, which puts him behind 25 other quarterbacks. Entering Sunday's game at Detroit, though, McNabb is ranked 10th in the NFL with 251.7 yards per game. His six touchdown passes ties him for 25th.

McNabb focused his comments Tuesday on the Redskins offense rather than his individual performance, and he knows there's room for improvement.

"I think for this offense, we've shown so many positive things, if we could just put it together consistently," he said. "In these next 8-9 weeks, it's going to be very important that we pick this thing up and close it out offensively and not just rely on our defense."

McNabb said the Redskins "could have easily" put up 28-30 points at the Bears ."We left a lot of points out there on the field," he said. He said the Redskins had a lot of things go in their favor against Chicago, but also acknowledged that teams tend to create their own luck.

"I think in this game that we play, you have to have a little bit of luck. I've been on the other side of the ball where it seemed like the ball never bounced our way. ...Every now and then, you need a little bit of that," he said. "As you look across the league, you watch different teams, teams have that as well. It just so happens that we were able to get that a couple of days ago. The thing about it is, we're 4-3. No matter how you look at it -- if it's ugly, if it's pretty, if it's appealing, whatever it may be -- we're 4-3, We're No. 2 right now in the NFC East. We're in great position."

By Rick Maese  | October 26, 2010; 12:55 PM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
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We're in "good" position, not "great" position.

And didn't we have this exact post like three weeks ago?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 26, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

"Donovan McNabb: Offense can play better"

By Rick Maese | October 26, 2010; 12:55 PM ET

Let me fix the title for ya...

"Donovan McNabb: Needs to play better"

++++++++++++++++

Repost-

No chance Champ comes back to DC. He'll have is pick of suitors and I bet he ends up in GB opposite C Wood.

GB loves picking up elite CBs on the back 9 of their careers.

We also need a FS. I like Moore's range but he can't tackle, takes terrible angles, and isn't doing the job I thought he was capable of.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 26, 2010 1:00 PM

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 26, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

We're in "good" position, not "great" position.

And didn't we have this exact post like three weeks ago?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 26, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, and next'll be a Post having some stupid poll on if we're gonna make the playoffs or not, wait a minute.......too late.....

Posted by: monk811 | October 26, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

hey brown check this
D line. Haynesworth, Rookie or FA, carriker
Lbs. LoZo, rookie 1st rnd pick( I'm lookin for quan sturdivant from UNC), fletch, osackpo
Dbs. Bailey, hall, rogers, barnes
Safties. Moore n Landry
What you thinking???

Hey deisel

Great point at gb, but I think there's some comfortability with him coiming back to dc n now back under his old coach shanny. He could retire where he started. If anyone is worth our money it should be him, at the CB position anyway

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 26, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

I was hoping for an AH post. Please

Posted by: cosmofla | October 26, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, and next'll be a Post having some stupid poll on if we're gonna make the playoffs or not, wait a minute.......too late.....

Posted by: monk811 | October 26, 2010 1:06 PM

Next'll?

I swear monk...you can make a contraction out of anything! haha

Posted by: PlayAction | October 26, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Cowboys re-sign Vinny Testaverde.

Book it.

Posted by: saltine182 | October 26, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Ahahhahahhaah tampax your back!!!

Wahoo!!! I thought you offd yourself bro!!

I kno I can barely read or write but did you just post that Little jon kitna aka the little engine that couldn't, is gonna lead you guys to representing the NFC is the Super Bowl??

You must be in cali!! Pass that Titan by man cuz your as high as Mars player.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 26, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Ahahhahahhaah tampax your back!!!

Wahoo!!! I thought you offd yourself bro!!

I kno I can barely read or write but did you just post that Little jon kitna aka the little engine that couldn't, is gonna lead you guys to representing the NFC is the Super Bowl??

You must be in cali!! Pass that Titan by man cuz your as high as Mars player.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 26, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse


first time was when he was ranting endlessly about "$nyder" and got a little credibility back when he started to lightly sip on the Kool-Aid

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 26, 2010 12:24 PM |

wow brown, you shouldn't hold grudges. sorry guys, having fun. I said I heard the public and I've responded. RI does have it's own government, no doubt. never one to drink kool-aid though

oh, and if you're taking hess seriously ? C'mon

Posted by: hessone | October 26, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Fans and the media alike are ignoring the fact that Chicago is, perhaps, the best defense the Skins have faced this year.

Green Bay had a good pass rush, but Chicago is a more complete defense. They rank #2 in points/game allowed, just behind the Steelers.

Also, Clinton Portis' absence contributed to the ugliness. I recall several plays in which his blocking would have made the difference between a hurried throw, resulting in an incompletion, and a 1st down.

In fact, before he got hurt, McNabb was able to move the ball through the air fairly well.

In my un-expert assessment, the Redskins have been playing without a key player against some good teams, yet managing to win.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 26, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Don't get confused, you lucky retards.

My Cowboys will STILL win the division and represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Romo going down is precisely why Jerry Jones stocked the our team with multiple QBs. Kitna knows the system, has NFL experience and will do what he is paid to do.

Meet you back here on Sunday after the Lions effortlessly spank that azz.

Doggedly,
Joe

Posted by: PampaTex | October 26, 2010 1:10 PM

HaHa, TamponTex waited until everyone moved on from the last thread to post...

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 26, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

My Cowboys will STILL win the division and represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Romo going down is precisely why Jerry Jones stocked the our team with multiple QBs. Kitna knows the system, has NFL experience and will do what he is paid to do.

Meet you back here on Sunday after the Lions effortlessly spank that azz.

Doggedly,
Joe

Posted by: PampaTex | October 26, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse


In my un-expert assessment, the Redskins have been playing without a key player against some good teams, yet managing to win.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 26, 2010 1:18 PM |

good assessment jboog, but you've got to admit DMcNabb could play better. hopefully we get on a roll in december with McNabb leading the way

Posted by: hessone | October 26, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, and next'll be a Post having some stupid poll on if we're gonna make the playoffs or not, wait a minute.......too late.....

Posted by: monk811 | October 26, 2010 1:06 PM

Next'll?

I swear monk...you can make a contraction out of anything! haha

Posted by: PlayAction | October 26, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Guess that's my country talk. Careful, don't make fun or I'll ITA to you!!! LMAO

Posted by: monk811 | October 26, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Donovan McNabb: Offense can play better

Somewhere....

In some small office in Minnesota.....

Vikings' Head Coach Brad Childress is tossing x-rays of Brett Favre's ankle into a waste basket....

....and asking himself, why he didn't answer Andy Reid's Easter Sunday call.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 26, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: PampaTex | October 26, 2010 1:10 PM

Haha, I love it. I know he doesn't even believe it himself and is just doing it to get a rise out of people on here, but it's still humorously pathetic he is sticking to the same schtick.

Whatever makes the pain go away fella!

Posted by: Rypien11 | October 26, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Well, Donovan played terrible on Sunday, but statistics don't tell the entire story.

There were several critical drops of which Armstrong and Cooley's stood out the most (did CC47's fumble count as a reception?). There have been some drops this year that have definitely skewed Donovan's completion percentage. AA13 has been impressive so far this year, but he has definitely dropped two legitimate TD scores (one against Dallas, and one this past Sunday), which probably would not have happened with DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, or Brian Westbrook.

Donovan has 6 TDs to 7 INTs, but we have to remember that 2 of those INTs were Hail Mary passes. If you consider those two Hail Mary INTs as incompletions, then Donovan's rating, though while still not impressive, jumps from 76.0 to 79.4 (tied with Shaun Hill at 23rd), and it jumps to 80.0 if you remove those two attempts altogether. An 80.0 rating makes DM05 the sole possessor of 23rd place in QB rating.

It seems that every year DM05 forges a second half playoff push, so I would not be surprised if his play improves dramatically against Detroit and the rest of the season.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 26, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

The way the NFL works is like this:

You play 16 games and let the chips fall where they may. So far your Awfulskins have "notlost" 4 games (because you certainly didn't "win" 4 games) and, sadly, that's not enough to make the playoffs.

I will not charge any of you a penny for this tutorial on how the league works. Now make sure you provide lots of fumble drills for your CFL running back. Judging by his last performance, he badly needs them.

Texas is still the state that AMERICA'S TEAM calls home. Conversely, DC (I visited that hellhole this summer) is the home of America's Luckiest Team. How pathetic.

Informatively,
Joe

Posted by: PampaTex | October 26, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Fans and the media alike are ignoring the fact that Chicago is, perhaps, the best defense the Skins have faced this year.


So if Jay Cutler has any kind of real efficiency in the passing game, maybe the bears score and we lose that game?

Is that what you're saying?

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 26, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Nah Rypien, he went back and listened to JJ's infomercial that the cowboys sports network (espn) ran last night.

And he believes.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 26, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

@Diesel-

Donovan McNabb is doing what he can. The absence of Clinton Portis, who serves as a safety net for linebackers and safeties that slip through the middle, along with playing against some good defenses, makes it difficult to throw for 300+ yards, 4 TD's, and a QB rating > 120.

Carrying the offense behind an offensive line featuring Kory Lichtensteiger, Casey Rabach, and Artis Hicks is a tall order. Especially with no running game.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 26, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"We left a lot of points out there on the field," he said.

Man, don't know how many times I've heard this as a 'skins fan...

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | October 26, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Guess that's my country talk. Careful, don't make fun or I'll ITA to you!!! LMAO

Posted by: monk811 | October 26, 2010 1:24 PM

Oh that was a compliment monk! Can't take another ITA today!

For those wondering...Dallas has fallen to 65:1 to win the SB...from 30:1 last week...from 8:1 to open. Teams with similar records like Detroit are at 400:1. Looks like Vegas is trying to take the last few nickels from those desparately hanging on like tampax.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 26, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Although the offense has sputtered at times it is a far cry from the past 2 Zorn years. As Donovan has said they are close to being really good on offense, hopefully they will start this week. Need to stick to run game game longer and work off the PA which Donovan does extremely well.

Posted by: joeboggs | October 26, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Carrying the offense behind an offensive line featuring Kory Lichtensteiger, Casey Rabach, and Artis Hicks is a tall order. Especially with no running game.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 26, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

In all fairness, it looks like we have a running game now.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 26, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

I was serious wasn't I mack...go get your masturbatory fantasies filled elsewhere, other than keeping tabs on what I post, and writing about me in your diary...mk??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 26, 2010 8:47 AM

Saw this earlier but couldn't reply til now. I got no real beef with you Bean. But sometimes your unique blend of ignorance and arrogance is just too much to resist.

Posted by: mack1 | October 26, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Carrying the offense behind an offensive line featuring Kory Lichtensteiger, Casey Rabach, and Artis Hicks is a tall order. Especially with no running game.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 26, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Running game is finally shoring up, it's not great but it's better than weeks 1-3.

But yeah, the interior of the O-line definitely needs an upgrade, think Hicks is their best player out of Hicks, Rabach, and Lich

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | October 26, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

But yeah, the interior of the O-line definitely needs an upgrade, think Hicks is their best player out of Hicks, Rabach, and Lich

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | October 26, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

We should maybe use a couple of max protect packages on throwing downs to give DM5 more time.

Posted by: joeboggs | October 26, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Not faulting Mcnabb too much. This is a team that is still learning the offense with a few new players in key positions. They need to work on the fundamentals starting with holding onto the football and throwing it away when trouble is brewing instead of trying to force things.

This team likes to run misdirections, bootlegs and sweeps so much I have thought since the very first game that an unbalanced line would be very effective. I noticed that they had a lot of success on Sunday when they lined two tight ends up on one side - an unbalanced line would be sort of like that but with a tackle there instead of a tightend.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 26, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

If we're talking about interior line upgrades, Casey Rabach signed a 3-year deal back in March (remember, Shanahan came in January so he made the deal) so he's here to stay a little bit longer.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 26, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

My Cowboys will STILL win the division and represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Romo going down is precisely why Jerry Jones stocked the our team with multiple QBs. Kitna knows the system, has NFL experience and will do what he is paid to do.

Meet you back here on Sunday after the Lions effortlessly spank that azz.

Doggedly,
Joe

Posted by: PampaTex | October 26, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

You're a fraud. No real life Cow-turd fan would write lame gibberish like this. Game over, a-whole.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 26, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

seriously mack?? 5 hours later and you still felt the need to respond......yikes...thats just...wow...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 26, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

... your unique blend of ignorance and arrogance ....

Posted by: mack1 | October 26, 2010 1:38 PM |

Unique? That means "one of a kind." Hell, ignorance and arrogance would be half the guys who post up here. Not you, of course, mack. You're in the other half.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 26, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

i like mcnabb's leadership in helping us win, but i hate to say my overreaction after the colts game was "now i see why philly got rid of him" dude seemed to cower when going against manning, like that coach from water boy, he turned into a little baby, the bridesmaid

but again, im faulting the oline like i have been for years, mcnabb never seems set, it's a new offense,

it's tough, but ryan the bull seems to be doing aiight

i just hope mcnabb picks it up b/c he looked great against the texans and the Skins are 4-3, so that helps

we r winning now

Posted by: retroskins14 | October 26, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Chad Dukes on "THE FAN" compared Ryan Torain to Stephen Davis in his prime...not a bad comparison.

What say you RI?

Posted by: rickyroge | October 26, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

pampa, why are you such a huge dbag?! seriously, i feel sorry for you. you have some emotional problems. you sound like an angry child. you don't really need to worry about us. worry about trying to win a game before you open your big mouth again.

if you were winning it'd be different but the fact that your team is a big joke and you're still boasting makes you sound like a big fool. and i'm glad you're hanging your hats on jon kitna... i seriously rather have rex grossman than jon kitna. where are your little friends mrirvin and 10pete? ohh are they're probably in hiding.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 26, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

You're a fraud. No real life Cow-turd fan would write lame gibberish like this. Game over, a-whole.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 26, 2010 1:51 PM

And even Pepper can figure it out, given enough time. These guys posting the stuff up here aren't real Cobwoys fans!! Who'd a thunk it? Why, they're just the sock puppets of some of the bored regulars.

Now, who will be the last person to figure this out -- or to accept it? My money's on rachel since her raison d'etre is tied up with responding to these posters.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 26, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

torain sort of reminds me of brandon jacobs..

Posted by: rachel216 | October 26, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sold on Jamaal Brown at the RT spot. I know he's hurting but I dunno!

Posted by: rickyroge | October 26, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PampaTex | October 26, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

There's a reason Jimmy "Mr Extenze" Johnson got the hell out of Dallas. 1) no longer wanted to work with the gargoyle perched over his shoulder trying to stick his nose in everything. 2) He grew weary of the moron fans in Dallas. A prime example is your comment, "So far your Awfulskins have "notlost" 4 games (because you certainly didn't "win" 4 games)

That's gotta to be the stupidist reasoning I've seen in a long time. I guess there's another category under win/ loss column that we're unaware of? Or an asterik beside the win column? You're an idiot

Posted by: ga8085 | October 26, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

if brandon jacobs lost 50 pounds......and shrunk overall...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 26, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Chad Dukes on "THE FAN" compared Ryan Torain to Stephen Davis in his prime...not a bad comparison.

What say you RI?

Posted by: rickyroge | October 26, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Even though I'm very excited and I too want to jump on the Torain train, I say we need to wait a few more weeks. If he's still putting up numbers after opposing D's have some tape on him, then I'll say he's up there with Stephan Davis and we have a real gem in our hands.


Posted by: Devo2 | October 26, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

"Donovan McNabb: Needs to play better"

And I'll fix that for you:

The o-line needs to play better.

McNabb CANNOT keep taking this kind of a beating and expect to stay healthy.

People are going to continue to blitz the Redskins until somebody stops them. If it weren't for McNabb, things would be downright ugly around here.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | October 26, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

"If we could bring everything together, really we'd explode," quarterback Donovan McNabb said Tuesday on his weekly radio on ESPN 980.

That sounds so Zorn ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 26, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

pampa, why are you such a huge dbag?! seriously, i feel sorry for you. you have some emotional problems. you sound like an angry child. you don't really need to worry about us. worry about trying to win a game before you open your big mouth again.

if you were winning it'd be different but the fact that your team is a big joke and you're still boasting makes you sound like a big fool. and i'm glad you're hanging your hats on jon kitna... i seriously rather have rex grossman than jon kitna. where are your little friends mrirvin and 10pete? ohh are they're probably in hiding.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 26, 2010 1:59 PM

Hey, rachel, grow up. Some things that don't exist: Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, 10pete, mrirvin, pampa. Some things that do exist: your gullibility.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 26, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

compared Ryan Torain to Stephen Davis in his prime...not a bad comparison

I'd say he's Eric Dickerson or Eddie George without the breakaway speed.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 26, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 26, 2010 8:47 AM

Saw this earlier but couldn't reply til now. I got no real beef with you Bean. But sometimes your unique blend of ignorance and arrogance is just too much to resist.


Posted by: mack1 | October 26, 2010 1:38 PM |

cosign, and it only took a 1/2 hour

Posted by: hessone | October 26, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

My Cowboys will STILL win the division and represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Romo going down is precisely why Jerry Jones stocked the our team with multiple QBs. Kitna knows the system, has NFL experience and will do what he is paid to do.

Meet you back here on Sunday after the Lions effortlessly spank that azz.

Doggedly,
Joe

Posted by: PampaTex

Will you have a real coach by then?

He-He-He

Posted by: Predator48 | October 26, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis will come back healthy and give the team a solid one-two punch with Ryan Torain at the end of the season which will give us an added punch in the colder games where you need to run the ball to win the games.

As for all you cowboy fans that have overloaded our website...(could be the lamest thing you could do) get ready for that 4-12 season fellas!!!! What you guys have to realize is this, every team in the NFL has talent, EVERY TEAM.

It comes down to four things, 1. Can you run the ball? 2. Can you play good solid defense and tackle well? 3. Can you not beat yourself with turnovers and penalties? 4. And do you have the mental toughness to fight during adversity?

THE COWBOYS ARE AN INCOMPLETE TEAM!!! You have talent, yes you do, but you give up on the run too early. Your defense doesn't tackle well. You make to many costly turnovers and penalties and you lack the mental toughness to win when things go bad. That is a formula for a BAD TEAM, which you record shows. Get over it. Nothing you say in public, on sites or anywhere else will change that fact. Better luck next year, hopefully you can throw enough money at BIll Cowher that he will be your coach, but as long a jerry jones keeps acting like jerry...I doubt it.

Jerry Jones threw a lot of money Shanny's way and we all know how that worked out...a great coach can't succeed with Jerry on his back the whole way. Look at how Jerry let Jimmy Johnson just coach and do what he needed with the team to succeed, then kicked him out of dallas cause of his ego. You guys haven't been right since.

Posted by: culprit59 | October 26, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Raison d'etre = Reason for existence

I looked it up.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 26, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse


hey beep-beep, post a list of sock puppets if you have the time

Posted by: hessone | October 26, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

..didn't i tell you to stop responding to me beep-beep. you told me to stop responding to them. like i'm gonna listen to you.

so if you can tell me to stop i can also tell you to stop. so shut up.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 26, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Can't believe their are some still out there feeding this "pampa tex" "10penisbuilt", and all the other deuchetrolls that come on the board fronting as cowboy fans.

It's SO obvious that the guy is/was a regular or frequent poster who got exposed for his lack of football knowledge and/or overall assclownery. Dude only posted after being called out by everyone -- Congrats wannabe skins fake Dallas fan, you've got your wish. Some acknowledgment via trash talk from 'skins fans about your utterly boiled grab ass football team. Good grief you're pathetic!

RI regs do yourselves a favor and don't even ask his whereabouts after the C*ckboys get their asses kicked. All you're doing is validating their sorry ass existence.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 26, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

lol, like beep beep really gets under my skin...keep trying you big
d o u c h e

Posted by: rachel216 | October 26, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

If we're talking about interior line upgrades, Casey Rabach signed a 3-year deal back in March (remember, Shanahan came in January so he made the deal) so he's here to stay a little bit longer.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 26, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

He'll make a solid back up for the next few years.

Posted by: ga8085 | October 26, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Bottom line is that the team is 4-3 and - barring injury issues that could derail any team - they should be much better in week 14 than they were in week 7. I actually expect them to come blazing out of the bye on offense. Two weeks to heal, make overall adjustments, and game-plan for the Iggles will be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Posted by: mhaslup1 | October 26, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

..didn't i tell you to stop responding to me beep-beep.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 26, 2010 2:09 PM |

Did you tell me that? Who knows? Tell you what. You stop giving these little love embraces to all the "Dallas troll" sock puppets and I'll stop pointing out what a blog bimbo you are. Deal?

Posted by: beep-beep | October 26, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

lalalalalalalalala don't hear a single thing.

stop talking to me. deal.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 26, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Raison d'etre = Reason for existence
I looked it up.
Posted by: PlayAction | October 26, 2010 2:08 PM

Also,
Raison d'etre = a really good ale brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery.
I’ve had a few.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 26, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

It's SO obvious that the guy is/was a regular or frequent poster who got exposed for his lack of football knowledge and/or overall assclownery. Dude only posted after being called out by everyone -- Congrats wannabe skins fake Dallas fan, you've got your wish. Some acknowledgment via trash talk from 'skins fans about your utterly boiled grab ass football team. Good grief you're pathetic!

RI regs do yourselves a favor and don't even ask his whereabouts after the C*ckboys get their asses kicked. All you're doing is validating their sorry ass existence.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 26, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 26, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Don't get confused, you lucky retards.

My Cowboys will STILL win the division and represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Romo going down is precisely why Jerry Jones stocked the our team with multiple QBs. Kitna knows the system, has NFL experience and will do what he is paid to do.

Meet you back here on Sunday after the Lions effortlessly spank that azz.

Doggedly,
Joe

Posted by: PampaTex | October 26, 2010 1:10 PM

Before you win the division, you have to actually win another game. I'm not sure where that's going to come from.

Wait, can you hear the buzz?

I think that's Jeff George trimming up his porn-stache before his flight to Dallas/Ft. Worth(less).

Welcome to 2-14 loser.

Make sure you wear your Tony SloMo jersey to a bar for the next time you play the Skins. Can't wait to see the 'Washington Body Snatchers' knock the shiitna out of John Kitna.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 26, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Dallas fans... lol.

I have to say, Mrs. Shuttle has taken this really well. She pretty much wrote the team off two weeks ago, so I guess that helps.

I actually enjoy not seeing those crappy CowPatty emblems all over town.

...now, let's give Detroit the business. Relax on McNabb. He is one of the top QB's in the league. Stats be damned.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 26, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I think Detroit is in serious trouble.

This will be a revenge game for last year.

The guys here from the 2009 team won't forget last year.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 26, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

lalalalalalalalala don't hear a single thing.

stop talking to me. deal.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 26, 2010 2:20 PM

Next you gonna tell beep to "talk to the hand?"

Too funny!

Posted by: smokeybear2 | October 26, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Questions for Detroit game.

Who gets first shot at stopping Calvin Johnson? 'Los with a safety over the top?

Jahvid Best, real deal? or Matt Forte 2.0, an average RB who has gained big chunks of yds on broken receiving plays?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 26, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

While they have an experienced QB, I'd like to see the Skins do what the Colts do with Manning.

Put McNabb in a formation with Sellers, Portis, and/or Torain, a couple of recievers, and let him audible to whatever he feels comfortable with. McNabb is not as good as Manning, I know, but it looks a lot like Junior is trying to force plays that just aren't easy for any QB to execute, especially without protection.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 26, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Dallas fan across the street from me paid me a 12 for the Minn loss; now expecting him to deliver another 12 for the NY loss this afternoon.

Love it.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | October 26, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Lolalalalalalahahahhaal maxtampaxtex

Dddddduuuuudddddeeeeeeee. You said u were gonna show us how its done??

How's that?? Missed blockes leading to fractured shoulders??

Cfl back?? Who cares?? Did ur boy toy marion the steriod barbian have two 100 plus games??? Did he "notlose" you guys any games??

Go back to ur tool shed n put ur pops nutz back in ur mouth

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 26, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

$12... that's pretty random.

Congratz?

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 26, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Let's see... an average starting position of our own 45 for the first half and 6 takeaways and we only got 10 points on offense.

Nah... we're doing fine.

Incomplete
Incomplete
Incomplete
Punt

Posted by: Redskinrex | October 26, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

torain sort of reminds me of brandon jacobs..

Posted by: rachel216 | October 26, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

I see the analogy, but Jacobs is slower and doesn't break tacklers as much.

Most of Jacobs success is the result of a good offensive line. They give him a nice gap, then he picks up an extra yard or two on his way down. If the Jacobs and Torain switched places, I doubt Jacobs would have gained 125 yards against Chicago.

Moral: If you've got the right guys up front, you don't have to worry much about who's in the backfield.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 26, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, forgot to mention the 30 pack he paid from week one.

The dude is supporting my habit. The money I'm saving from not having to buy beer, I'm saving to go to the SuperBowl--Skins vs New England!

Kool-aid good today.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | October 26, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

"Donovan McNabb: Needs to play better"

And I'll fix that for you:

The o-line needs to play better.

McNabb CANNOT keep taking this kind of a beating and expect to stay healthy.

People are going to continue to blitz the Redskins until somebody stops them. If it weren't for McNabb, things would be downright ugly around here.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | October 26, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Ray- I've been very vocal about the play of the interior of our OL. They are the problem with our inability to run the ball, throw the ball down field and convert 3rd downs. We're not good enought to overcome penalties and negative plays. We need to upgrade in the offseason.

2nd to the play of the interior of the OL has been the inconsistency of McNabb. Last week we on despite him. DM's prevented some sacks but we need better play from him if we're going to challenge for a playoff spot.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 26, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

beeps - new thread posted quite a while ago...

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 26, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Questions for Detroit game.

Who gets first shot at stopping Calvin Johnson? 'Los with a safety over the top?

Jahvid Best, real deal? or Matt Forte 2.0, an average RB who has gained big chunks of yds on broken receiving plays?


Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 26, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

I like the idea of CR22 covering Calvin Johnson w/ safety help.

Jahvid Best doesn't scare me.

The question should be how big of a game does Albert have?

I think Torain rips up their defense for 140 and 2TD.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 26, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm now coming to terms with the likely fact that Donovan McNabb clearly does NOT intend on being a Redskin for very long. He's playing with the same spirit as any "short-timer", conserving his energies preserving his health for when he ultimately gets a real contract with either Minnesota or Arizona. There have been several runs that Philly McNabb would have made, but Skins McNabb just scuttles out of bounds with only a yard or two to go. I'm not certain that Donovan will be our QB next year, let alone 4 years down the road. I just wish that we could settle into long-term commitment with a decent QB.

Posted by: SkinsFanInEagleLand | October 26, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

@SkinsFanInEagleLand

If he's playing for a contract, here or elsewhere, why would he be pulling punches? Shouldn't he be showcasing his talents if he wants offers from other franchises?

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 26, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

As I read the anti-McNabb blogs, I keep seeing the same thing: I know that McNabb has no weapons and our offensive line is terrible (perhaps the worst in football), but...McNabb sucks for not having.... Reality check: Neither he nor Shanahan have anything to work with, but despite that they have managed the games well enough to give you a 4-3 record through the toughest part of your schedule. McNabb is getting the crap beat out of him as he is getting hit on every pass play, has receivers that are giving him almost no window to throw into and a largely non-existent running game. Is there a team in the league that has less talent than you have on offense? As an Eagles fan, I can tell you that we have much more talent than you and we not only have the same record but were beat by you. Finally, all QB's miss open receivers especially when they are under constant pressure (even Peyton Manning). In your case, it just stands out more when they are missed because they are hardly ever open. The reason I am commenting is that I watched McNabb somehow get us into Championship games over and over again with mediocre talent and then take the rap when the lack of talent especially at WR finally caught up with us. Then, they finally get him some talent but ship him off to another team with no offensive talent and crazy fans who now want their miracle.

Posted by: eaglesfan3 | October 26, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

We also need a FS. I like Moore's range but he can't tackle, takes terrible angles, and isn't doing the job I thought he was capable of.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 26, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Coulda' used ERIC BERRY? I thought so, but no-o-o-o, MOORE was all that; need O-line. Well, there's no arguing that need.

In fact, we could have used five top o-linemen as this season is proving. I suppose HICKS and BROWN count as "top," or maybe average at least. But who saw DOCK being unable to see the field? I sure didn't. And MONTGOMERY a valued reserve? I know he plays well and all, but because of his size, he gets tossed around like a rag-doll. Yet, he's still here. WILLIAMS has been great so far. Banged up, he's still effective. SELVY and COOK are hanging by their fingernails on the 53-man. Wishing big MIKE was here.

And TRYON (COLTS - 11 tackles, 2 assists, 1 pass defensed), and BARNES (2 tackles in '09 and ZERO in '10). More wasted picks.

Let's look at the players I was recommending here the past two years.

GREG TOLER 2009 ARIZ 4th round. Starting corner in 2010 last five games; 47 solo, 5 assists, 1 INT, 1 SACK. (ST. PAUL'S COLLEGE)

DT ANTONIO DIXON 2009 FA. Well, actually we DID have him, but he wasn't good enough for the REDSKINS. 2010 PHILA - 13 solo, 2 assists, 2 passes defensed, 2 sacks. (MIAMI)

FS TERRELL WHITEHEAD 2010 JAX - FA, currently injured. (NORFOLK STATE)

C CECIL NEWTON 2009 JAX - FA practice squad, activated last two games '09. 2010 waived out of the league. (TENNESSEE STATE)

OLB ARTHUR MOATS 2010 BUFF - FA, 2 solo, 3 assists, injured four games.(JAMES MADISON)

OLB ADRIAN TRACY 2010 NYG - Season ending injury in pre-season. (WILLIAM and MARY)

And I've got two for 2011, MARTIN PARKER DT and ERIC McBRIDE ILB UNIVERSITY of RICHMOND. PARKER might be a low rounder or FA, but he's got what it takes to succeed in the NFL.....along with 6'3" 315 pounds of beef and a BAD attitude toward offensive players. McBRIDE has a nose for the football, and almost surely will be available in FA.

A lot of these young men play now, or played right in the REDSKIN's own back-yard. I'm not faulting the scouting staff though; not after what I heard on draft day in 2009. No VINNIE "THE BAG-MAN," and know nothing football genius DAN SNYDER are the culprits who let these players slip off to other venues.

NOTE to DANNY:

Continue to stay the f*** away from FED-EX, and mail in the checks.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 26, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

"I've been very vocal about the play of the interior of our OL. They are the problem with our inability to run the ball, throw the ball down field and convert 3rd downs...

...2nd to the play of the interior of the OL has been the inconsistency of McNabb."

@Diesel44,

If the Skins ran the ball more often, McNabb would have softer coverages to throw into. 2/3 of the Skins plays on offense are pass plays. When the line doesn't block the pass rush long enough for a 5-step drop and at least one checkdown, McNabb has no choice but to throw into heavy coverage.

In that situation, I'd rather throw at the recievers' feet or above their heads and see if they can make an adjustment than risk an interception. Brett Favre/ Tony Romo would do just the opposite. Sure, they put up nice numbers, but their teams are 1-5 and 2-3.

There's a reason why he had to run around in the backfield when he was in Philly: Neither his recievers nor his linemen were very good, so he needed to buy them extra time for them to get open.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 26, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: eaglesfan3 | October 26, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Some recognition for the primary reason the 'SKINS are 4-3 has to come from an EAGLES-fan. JEEZEus

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 26, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Who said the Cowchips have talent the media and the people who listen to the media.Think about it they dont have 1000 yd rushing running back.A homo quarterback the media hyped up a over weight lazy offense line.Their defense is overated they got one player maybe that i call smoothey not one pieace of hair on his whole body.Because one the dumb dorks out their voted 11 pro bowler off that sorry team one year for what did they do and dont blame their humty dumty coach.Do you hear the media and those former dumb jocks on ESPN talking about the Buffalo Bills they got just as much talent as the got if not more can you knuckle heads move on they SUCK!!!! okay DAM....REDSKINS FOR LIFE

Posted by: rdbdaddy | October 26, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I said this weeks ago DIC-tater shanahan wanted a weaker o-line this moron put in his brethren 2 weaklings lictensteiger,kept the cro-magnon man looking rabach because they are so-called white and pathetic released e. williams because he was in a salon with d. thomas now all of a sudden some of you are finally seeing what I already knew and was in front of your eyes" he benched dockery(stronger than the above 2)mcnabb is streaky but he takes alot of hits torain is not the blocker that portis is, the DIC-tater still has galloway and r. williams on the team FOR WHAT? threw d. thomas in the street and claimed he had to be more precise and other non-sense but NEVER played him in one offensive series this reptillian is a creep. the o-line will not get better by putting weaker so-called players on it the giants as they usually do will destroy washington and mcnabb if shanaKLAN leaves the line as it is assembled. it was bad enough with rabach in their now they have a LG and center constantly on their azz or being pushed back.

Posted by: wathu19 | October 26, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Lets put it is stark terms.. the Cowboys are out but the Giants look in good shape to win division. So Skins are in battle with Philly to come in second.. which they need to do because I don't see 3 teams from NFC east making the playoffs. I figure either NO or ATL will get the other wildcard spot. Skins have been lucky so far but need at least a 10-6 record.. so must beat Detroit because they have 4 tough games in a row after that....

Posted by: sovine08 | October 26, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I've gotta question: which is more important, quarterback ratings, offense pass yds, run yds, defense yds, etc. OR win-loss record?

Hear me on this, Cowboys are SUPPOSED to be better that the Redskins. I guess, according to most stat numbers, they are. But they also are 1-5 last in the NFC East, the Redskins are 4-3 currently number 2 in the NFC East.

Yes, I know and agree almost all the 'skins need work to improve their game.

I absolutely do not like Dallas period.

So, in my opinion, I'll take win-loss number over other stats, thank you. Although I do like D. Hall's 4 INT's with a 92 yd. pick 6. HTTR!

Posted by: davedeltawhiskeybravo | October 26, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

I've gotta question: which is more important, quarterback ratings, offense pass yds, run yds, defense yds, etc. OR win-loss record?

Hear me on this, Cowboys are SUPPOSED to be better that the Redskins. I guess, according to most stat numbers, they are. But they also are 1-5 last in the NFC East, the Redskins are 4-3 currently number 2 in the NFC East.

Yes, I know and agree almost all the 'skins need work to improve their game.

I absolutely do not like Dallas period.

So, in my opinion, I'll take win-loss number over other stats, thank you. Although I do like D. Hall's 4 INT's with a 92 yd. pick 6. HTTR!

Posted by: davedeltawhiskeybravo | October 26, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

"He finished the Bears' game 17-of-32 passing for 200 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions (a third was nullified by a Chicago penalty)."

Uh no, the third was nullified by a WASHINGTON delay of game penalty.

Posted by: RiggoisDrunk | October 27, 2010 1:35 AM | Report abuse

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