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Mike Shanahan, Donovan McNabb are changing attitudes

In today's On Football, we look at the positive impact of Coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Donovan McNabb on the NFC East-leading Redskins.

McNabb's leadership has been as good as advertised, players said.

"When you see that No. 5 back there, you always feel like you've got a chance," said cornerback DeAngelo Hall. "We've watched him for so many years, going against him as a player or just watching him as a fan, and you just say to yourself, 'Man, this guy can play the game.'

I've been against him several times and you always feel like he has a chance to beat you. Now, we just feel that confidence when he's on our team. Yeah, he might make a mistake. You know that can happen to anyone.

"But at the end of the day, Donovan is a guy who has a hell of a lot of confidence. He's made mistakes before and bounced right back from it and led last-second touchdown drives. That's huge. That's huge for the confidence of these guys...But when you add a guy like Donovan McNabb to your crew, it just gives everyone more and more confidence. That's what we need."

Of course, Shanahan sets the tone.

"It's all about Coach Shanahan and what a guy like that expects from you," cornerback Carlos Rogers said recently. "You know you're playing for a great coach and we're doing things the right way around here now. The stuff that used to happen ... you just don't see that anymore."

Shanahan's approach to the scout team has prompted players to re-evaluate their views about preparation.

Many starters have worked on the scout team in an effort to help the first-team offense and defense prepare for opponents, and that's "uncommon at other places," Hall said. "The starters feel like they're above everyone else, but Coach Shanahan does a great job of preaching to everybody that this is a team. We're only as good as the No. 53 guy. We're only going to be as committed as that guy is going to be committed, so he does a great job of getting all of us on board and on the same page.

"A lot of coaches say that stuff, but guys listen to Coach Shanahan because of what he's done in this game. I'm out there [on the scout team] taking reps, Carlos, [strong safety] LaRon [Landry] and [defensive lineman] Albert [Haynesworth] and [defensive lineman] Kedric Golston are all out there. Sometimes, we start the scout team period just to give those guys [the first-team offense] the push to start off that thing as hard as they can and to keep it going for the rest of the period. I never really thought about it until Coach Shanahan started to talk about it, but that's where you win."


By Jason Reid  | October 13, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan  
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Winners like McNabb and Shanahan just have a way of propelling a team to FIRST place...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 6:49 AM | Report abuse

I still won't feel a warm fuzzy feeling until we sign McNabb. I think we need to get this done. Give him $$$ cause winning ugly is better than losing pretty.

Posted by: FedorEm | October 13, 2010 6:56 AM | Report abuse

From Wyche on NFL.com:

Rugged Redskins

The Indianapolis Colts, already thinned by injuries, might want to stock up on medical supplies and get some reserves ready to play. They face the Redskins this week and Washington is making a habit of busting up opposing players.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick missed the game with the 49ers (ribs) and could be out this week after getting mashed by Washington in Week 4. Running back LeSean McCoy also suffered rib damage too. The Redskins then systematically tore up key members of Green Bay's offense, knocking tight ends Jermichael Finley and Donald Lee out of the game and leaving quarterback Aaron Rodgers with a concussion.

Safety LaRon Landry is leading the charge and players seem to be taking cues from him. If Washington's defense remains healthy, it could quickly become one of those units you don't want anything to do with.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 6:56 AM | Report abuse

FedorEm, I'm not worried about it even a little bit...the deal will get done. Just because we didn't open the coffers as soon as he hit the door doesn't mean it won't happen.

He'll get his money, as will Jammal Brown in the offseason. Talking contract in-season is an unnecessary distraction.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 7:01 AM | Report abuse

I guess your right Brown. I still know I would feel better if it was done now. Why don't we try to make a push for DeAngelo Williams or Stewart? Trade Deadline is coming and we could use a homerun threat.

Posted by: FedorEm | October 13, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

Why don't we try to make a push for DeAngelo Williams or Stewart? Trade Deadline is coming and we could use a homerun threat.

Posted by: FedorEm | October 13, 2010 7:08 AM


I think we're OK at RB...Torain should be fine for the time being, and if he's as good as Shanahan thinks he is, he should solidify the position for years to come. Plus, I doubt we're in the business of giving up any more picks in the 2011 draft.

Besides, Williams is a FA at the end of the year and I can't imagine him staying in Carolina. If we can get him, it won't be till next offseason.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 7:20 AM | Report abuse

The Indianapolis Colts, already thinned by injuries, might want to stock up on medical supplies and get some reserves ready to play.


Yes, this year's edition of the Washington Redskins is indeed a rather tenacious bunch.

So, when the NFL Films crew decides to create an anthology video, we'll offer the following titles for the 2010 Washington Redskins:

We Feel Your Pain

Play 'til it hurts--them!

Medic!!!

Team Tylenol

They Got Knocked the !uck Out!!!

OUCH!!

Huddled Hurters

finally, the best title would be,

Shanny's Sh!tkickers

'Cuz this team is kicking the sh!t out of every team they face.

And we don't care if they feel any pain.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 13, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Yeah its crazy how many starters we've brought the pain to. Maybe we are facing Indy at a good time.

Posted by: FedorEm | October 13, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Moe, my hope is that our D gets good enough to warrant a nickname. My vote?

The Warpath Defense.

Can we get some of the America's Game people down to Ashburn to write this stuff down?

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

One of the lesser appreciated characteristics of the Gibbs I era Redskins was just how hard they hit people. Would love for Shanny's Skins to get that sort of rep around the league.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 13, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

We still give up tons of yards, which I think is a problem, but we only yielded 12, and 13 points to the Eagles and Pack, who were lighting up the scoreboard prior to games with us. So that must mean we are doing some things right.

Posted by: FedorEm | October 13, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

finally, the best title would be,

Shanny's Sh!tkickers

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 13, 2010 7:24 AM

All the pain is coming from the defense. The O hasn't done anything to anyone.

Jim Haslett the dogs out!

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

FedorEm, I'll take this aggressive "bend but don't break" defense to start off our transition to the 3-4. Seems to me, we've only had about a game and a half of bad play on defense these first 5 games. Could be much worse...look at how Buffalo's transition to the 3-4 is working out...

I just can't believe how great Landry's been playing...he and Orakpo are turning into legit superstars in this system...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

I just can't believe how great Landry's been playing...he and Orakpo are turning into legit superstars in this system...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 7:46 AM

Orakpo was a legit superstar last year. To go to the Pro Bowl, as a rookie on a 4-12 team, is "superstar." And, trot out your refrain about "popularity contest," but that dog don't fish here. No reason a rookie on a 4-12 team wins a "popularity contest" unless he's got the goods.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

watched the game last night, and am shocked at how Carlos Rogers STILL cannot catch a ball...unbelievable to me how he at this point is still at square 1....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 13, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Moe, my hope is that our D gets good enough to warrant a nickname. My vote?

The Warpath Defense.

Can we get some of the America's Game people down to Ashburn to write this stuff down?

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

"Braves on the warpath".

HOw about "Brave Warriors!"

Posted by: frediefritz | October 13, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

We still give up tons of yards, which I think is a problem

Posted by: FedorEm

Yeah Fed but look at last year when we were a top 10 defense based on yards but created no turnovers and scared no one.Nah I definately like this better.I'll sacrafice some yards to knock the hell out of somebody anyday.

Posted by: smittdiddy | October 13, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Orakpo was a legit superstar last year. To go to the Pro Bowl, as a rookie on a 4-12 team, is "superstar." And, trot out your refrain about "popularity contest," but that dog don't fish here. No reason a rookie on a 4-12 team wins a "popularity contest" unless he's got the goods.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 8:05 AM


According to some up here, 'Rak only got that Pro-Bowl because the almighty Haynesworth was playing alongside him...nevermind he got almost 1/3rd of his sacks in the Raider game alone.

I don't think you can be a 'superstar' on a losing team...REAL superstars have a way of carrying their team to victory even if it doesn't look like they should be able to. He's approaching that status now because he's arguably our best player on our best unit (to date) on a team leading its division.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

watched the game last night, and am shocked at how Carlos Rogers STILL cannot catch a ball...unbelievable to me how he at this point is still at square 1....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 13, 2010 8:11 AM

SHOCKED? I could see that on his first 15 drops, but still? I, personally, was shocked when they cut Devin Thomas. Read what Keim wrote about Rogers (as a Stud, not a Dud):

CB Carlos Rogers. I know there were some soft spots in the zone, but it typically wasn’t in his area. Rogers dropped another interception, though on this one it came because the ball arrived just after he had turned around. He has a hard enough time catching passes when he’s been turned around for 10 seconds let alone one. But he was in great position. And his ability to blitz was crucial as he came a few times and willingly took himself out to create lanes for others (London Fletcher recorded a sack because of it). Saw a few times when Rodgers looked his way for a first read only to quickly look elsewhere.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse


I doubt we're in the business of giving up any more picks in the 2011 draft.

I'd be a happy peep if we never trade another pick.

looks like the ota's and hard work the team has put in under Shanahan is paying off. gone are the country club days, just ask AH92 and DT11.

Posted by: hessone | October 13, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

he should have 3 if not 4 int's at this point....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 13, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Shanny's Sh!tkickers

'Cuz this team is kicking the sh!t out of every team they face.

And we don't care if they feel any pain.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 13, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Damn right! It's about time WE were the ones laying the smackdown on opposing players!!

Here's a couple more names to consider:

Fletcher's Stretcher Crew

Stone Hands and the 'Skeleton' Crew

Rib Splitters

The Over-The-Shoulder Bunch
(Cause oppising players need to watch their back!)

Finally, one of my personal favorites!

The Diaper D
(We hit you so hard we just made you sh*t your pants!)

Posted by: monk811 | October 13, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

And also along the same lines has anyone noticed how many dropped passes our opponents have just so happen to have bounce off their hands.Driver had at least 2.They're not just "dropping them",hard to catch when you're looking for the ball out of one eye and 30 out of the other.

Posted by: smittdiddy | October 13, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Brown I think out D should now be called the body snatchers beause the bodies are starting to add up. loool

Posted by: jm220 | October 13, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

From Wyche on NFL.com:

Rugged Redskins

The Indianapolis Colts, already thinned by injuries, might want to stock up on medical supplies and get some reserves ready to play. They face the Redskins this week and Washington is making a habit of busting up opposing players.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick missed the game with the 49ers (ribs) and could be out this week after getting mashed by Washington in Week 4. Running back LeSean McCoy also suffered rib damage too. The Redskins then systematically tore up key members of Green Bay's offense, knocking tight ends Jermichael Finley and Donald Lee out of the game and leaving quarterback Aaron Rodgers with a concussion.

Safety LaRon Landry is leading the charge and players seem to be taking cues from him. If Washington's defense remains healthy, it could quickly become one of those units you don't want anything to do with.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 6:56 AM
-------------------------------------------
In my younger football days it was drilled into our heads that the guys who get hurt are the ones who aren't going full out on every play. That just might be coach-speak, but I think there's some truth to it. Shanahan made it known that offseason conditioning was important to him and now he has everyone playing with intensity. If I had to add a wish, I would wish that our offensive line could stay healthy. Not saying they aren't playing with intensity, but I think a leader on that line needs to give them a little more swagger. We need a Russ Grimm type to step up and get those guys playing with a bit more piss and vinegar.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 13, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse


how about one of our own, black bag ops ?

Posted by: hessone | October 13, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

MistaMoe

You hit a home run with that post. LMBAO!!!!!

Posted by: jm220 | October 13, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

we'll offer the following titles for the 2010 Washington Redskins

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 13, 2010 7:24 AM
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The Warpath Defense.

Can we get some of the America's Game people down to Ashburn to write this stuff down?

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse
==============================================

"Braves on the warpath".

HOw about "Brave Warriors!"

Posted by: frediefritz | October 13, 2010 8:13 AM
===============================================

Here's a couple more names to consider:

Posted by: monk811 | October 13, 2010 8:24 AM

================================================


Inventing nicknames = Power ratings

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Ooh, thought of another one: Magic Men, cause they turn opposing players into p*ssies, chickens, alligators (alligator arms), and ground hogs (constantly diving in the ground to avoid the hit).

Posted by: monk811 | October 13, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

RSH, I've always attributed injuries to lack of conditioning more than not going full out on every play. Some of it involves, but if you're a finely tuned machine you're less likely to get hurt than someone out of shape. So I'll agree that the offseason conditioning program is a probably a big reason for what we're seeing thus far.

Still withholding judgement on the O-line...kind of a makeshift group right now, plus our tackles are nicked. Hopefully, we play a bit better as the season wears on.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

How can anyone still be shocked that Rogers dropped another INT at this point?

What is clear, though, is that Rogers is far and away the best corner in every other aspect of the game. He blankets receivers, reads the QB, breaks on the ball, and hits harder and better than every other corner on the roster. If Hall could put himself in position to make plays the way Rogers has, he would have 4 or 5 INTs easily on the year.

Posted by: psps23 | October 13, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Inventing nicknames = Power ratings

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 8:31 AM


Dude, are you new? In Washington:

Inventing nicknames = championships

Remember the Hogs? The Fun Bunch? The Over-the-Hill Gang? The Posse? The Dirtbags?

Just thought I'd throw in that last one to see if you were paying attention...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Colt back from underground, like a Chilean miner:

Texans kick tires on a couple of quarterbacks
Posted by Mike Florio on October 12, 2010 8:16 PM ET


Though the Houston Texans have three quarterbacks under contract, they spent part of Tuesday eyeballing two more.

Per a league source, Colt Brennan and Jarrett Brown tried out for the team on Tuesday.

The intentions aren't clear, but it could mean that Matt Leinart or Dan Orlovsky are on shaky ground.

The Texans also checked out four receivers: Reggie Brown, Derek Hagan, Dexter Jackson, and Demetrius Williams.

UPDATE: A league source suggests that the quarterbacks were brought in to throw passes to the receivers who worked out. Then again, maybe the receivers were brought in to catch passes from the quarterbacks.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

psp, I'm just shocked at the lack of improvement...6 years into his career, he's still making the same mistakes he made as a rookie...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 13, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

What is clear, though, is that Rogers is far and away the best corner in every other aspect of the game. He blankets receivers, reads the QB, breaks on the ball, and hits harder and better than every other corner on the roster. If Hall could put himself in position to make plays the way Rogers has, he would have 4 or 5 INTs easily on the year.

Posted by: psps23 | October 13, 2010 8:39 AM


Agree. Rogers is basically our version of Ike Taylor in Pittsburgh...great cover guy who catches about as well as Edward Scissorhands. Frankly, I'd rather have Rogers than a speedy guy who can catch and can't cover (*cough*PHILIP BUCHANON*cough*)...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Remember the Hogs? The Fun Bunch? The Over-the-Hill Gang? The Posse?

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 8:40 AM |

Remember them all. Did you invent them? MistaMoe? Did they come from RI? I don't think so.

This is as lame as when Jasno used to have those contests to invent a nickname for Vinny.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Agree. Rogers is basically our version of Ike Taylor in Pittsburgh...great cover guy who catches about as well as Edward Scissorhands.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

At least Edward Scissorhands would occasionally stick a scissor into the ball and haul in an interception. Would that be a penalty? "Illegally puncturing the ball! 15 yard penalty, First Down!"

Posted by: monk811 | October 13, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Inventing nicknames = Power ratings

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 8:31 AM


Dude, are you new? In Washington:

Inventing nicknames = championships

Remember the Hogs? The Fun Bunch? The Over-the-Hill Gang? The Posse? The Dirtbags?

Just thought I'd throw in that last one to see if you were paying attention...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 8:40 AM
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O-rack-attack?
Haslett's Heroes?
Bingo company?
Eleven man army?
DMV demolition squad?
Red Death?
Red Doom?
The Red Pain?
Quarterback Killers?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 13, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

I agree regarding buchanon. I thought he could be a solid nickel-back in an aggressive defense because he has such good hands (not to mention return ability), but he's done next to nothing so far. I hope Barnes can wrestle that spot from him soon. Either that or Buchanon starts playing like an NFL corner.

Posted by: psps23 | October 13, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Greg, I don't think a guy is gonna magically wake up one day with great hands...either you have 'em or you don't. If you think about it, it's a luxury to have a CB that can catch...if he was good at catching passes, he'd be a WR.

Not excusing Rogers for dropping the easy ones (like the one that would have shut the door on the Eagles late in the Philly game), but if you think he'll ever improve to the point of being a Champ Bailey-type threat to take a pick 6 on the regular, it'll never happen.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Somebody call Poopy McPoop to make sure he's okay.

Posted by: WorstSeat | October 13, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse


What is clear, though, is that Rogers is far and away the best corner in every other aspect of the game.

agree on this psps23, the last " How can anyone still be shocked that Rogers dropped another INT at this point" pass wasn't a drop as much as a pass defended. I also agree that DH23 is an average corner with better hands than CR22

Posted by: hessone | October 13, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Colt back from underground, like a Chilean miner:

Texans kick tires on a couple of quarterbacks
Posted by Mike Florio on October 12, 2010 8:16 PM ET


Though the Houston Texans have three quarterbacks under contract, they spent part of Tuesday eyeballing two more.

Per a league source, Colt Brennan and Jarrett Brown tried out for the team on Tuesday.

The intentions aren't clear, but it could mean that Matt Leinart or Dan Orlovsky are on shaky ground.

The Texans also checked out four receivers: Reggie Brown, Derek Hagan, Dexter Jackson, and Demetrius Williams.

UPDATE: A league source suggests that the quarterbacks were brought in to throw passes to the receivers who worked out. Then again, maybe the receivers were brought in to catch passes from the quarterbacks.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 8:40 AM
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Why'd they bring in Brennan if they wanted someone who could throw TO receivers? I mean, I could understand if they were looking for a tackling dummy or someone to throw five yards in front of a receiver...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 13, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse


Somebody call Poopy McPoop to make sure he's okay.

bad idea

Posted by: hessone | October 13, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Beeps, go change your underwear. The Skins are winning and the blog is feeling good. What's wrong with having a little fun?

You don't have to participate. You also don't have to throw cold water on it. Maybe you should sit this one out and see if anyone notices.

After Zorn, this is a breath of fresh air. Lighten up a little.

Posted by: edvar | October 13, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Somebody call Poopy McPoop to make sure he's okay.

bad idea

Posted by: hessone | October 13, 2010 8:59 AM


Right...especially since inpatient mental health facilities don't usually let you use the phone...

beep, can't believe you're comparing a lame attempt by JLC (an alleged journalist) to poke fun at his arch-nemesis to fans nicknaming a suddenly effective unit on their favorite team. Surely you can see how the two are COMPLETELY unrelated...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Colt back from underground, like a Chilean miner

chilean miner: I've been underground for months.

And the biggest change in the world is that the redskins are in first place?

Moe: Well, even with that, some things are still the same.

The redskins don't get respect.

And the cowboys are still over respected.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 13, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse


After Zorn, this is a breath of fresh air. Lighten up a little.

skins win, dallas loses, who loves ya baby !

Posted by: hessone | October 13, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

psp, I'm just shocked at the lack of improvement...6 years into his career, he's still making the same mistakes he made as a rookie...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 13, 2010 8:43 AM

Some other things that shock BeantownGreg:

1. There is legal gambling in casinos
2. There has been a man on the moon
3. It is possible to avoid the f*cking filters on RI
4. Computers didn't crash in Y2K
5. Jason Campbell isn't the starter this year
6. Mary had a little lamb

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Watched the game last night and im still amazed that Dhall cannot tackle a mother fer. Dude lets B Jackson run aright through him then has to chase him down 70 yards before finally getting safety help to get him out of bounds.

Thank goodness we have at least one corner that can stick a dude.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 13, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

6. Mary had a little lamb

Posted by: beep-beep | October 13, 2010 9:06 AM

In gregs defense...this one is not true.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 13, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

I guess your right Brown. I still know I would feel better if it was done now. Why don't we try to make a push for DeAngelo Williams or Stewart? Trade Deadline is coming and we could use a homerun threat.

Posted by: Fedor

No to either, williams is gettin some miles on him and seems like stewart is a sure bet to miss 3-4 games every year

RE-Defense, I think Red said this earlier refering to how he expected portis to bounce back but now its the D "Snappin necks and cashing checks"

Posted by: swalker5 | October 13, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

how about we just call them the redskins for now.

Time to get KpO a Manningwitch.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 13, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

beep beep, y'all...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 13, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

"Body snatchers" gets my vote.

Posted by: manlius1 | October 13, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

finally, the best title would be,

Shanny's Sh!tkickers

'Cuz this team is kicking the sh!t out of every team they face.

And we don't care if they feel any pain.

Posted by: MistaMoe

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I still like the name used for a while back in the '90s

Capital Punishment

Posted by: guitarman050 | October 13, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

finally, the best title would be,

Shanny's Sh!tkickers

'Cuz this team is kicking the sh!t out of every team they face.

And we don't care if they feel any pain.

Posted by: MistaMoe
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I still like

Capital Punishment

Posted by: guitarman050 | October 13, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

What is clear, though, is that Rogers is far and away the best corner in every other aspect of the game. He blankets receivers, reads the QB, breaks on the ball, and hits harder and better than every other corner on the roster. If Hall could put himself in position to make plays the way Rogers has, he would have 4 or 5 INTs easily on the year.

Posted by: psps23 | October 13, 2010 8:39 AM

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Yeah, I agree with this. It's a shame about his catching ability, but he's the best cover guy on the roster.

Posted by: AhhYes | October 13, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

"One of the lesser appreciated characteristics of the Gibbs I era Redskins was just how hard they hit people. Would love for Shanny's Skins to get that sort of rep around the league."

That would be the Petitbon-era Redskins. Gibbs often admitted his role in the defense was pretty much limited to wishing them good luck in the tunnel before player introductions.

Posted by: zimbar | October 13, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

The Chilean miners will be acting as scout team for the Detroit game, with glasses

Posted by: ElYeah | October 13, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Capital Punishment...like that a lot.

Posted by: Wizbullets88 | October 13, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

To quote Smokey, "Daaaaaaam! You got knocked the FvCK OUT!!!

Posted by: NativeSkinFan | October 13, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

you know if carlos rogers get an interception and take it to the house lights out

Posted by: junebug55 | October 13, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

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