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Nine players, including McNabb and Landry, limited by injuries

The daily injury report showed that a total of nine players -- including quarterback Donovan McNabb -- were unable to fully practice Wednesday.

The list: tackle Jammal Brown (hip), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (back), tackle Stephon Heyer (ankle), safety LaRon Landry (Achilles), McNabb (hamstring), safety Kareem Moore (knee), linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle), fullback Mike Sellers (foot) and running back Chad Simpson (hamstring). Clinton Portis was listed as out.

For the Lions, neither quarterback Shaun Hill (forearm) nor linebacker Zack Follett (neck) was able to practice. Running back Jahvid Best (toe) was among the Detroit players who were limited.

By Rick Maese  | October 27, 2010; 5:13 PM ET
Categories:  Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall, Donovan McNabb, LaRon Landry  
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Comments

'football shape' is his 'political' word he likes to throw around. Very ambingus (sp) so he can apply it to whoever he wants as a reason for them to play and not play.......

Posted by: 4thFloor

totally agree, really well put. I think ambiguous is what you were trying for ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 27, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

I heard one of LL's biceps got mad and beat him up. LL is playing like a man possessed. He'd suit up and log double digit tackles and multiple KO's an hour after a colonoscopy.

Funny that LL will be targeting the toe of Jahvid Best. I hope LL gets a hold of it in a pile and twists it like he's opening a jar of pickles.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Dooky McDook

Posted by: OG_Barno | October 27, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

...Very ambingus (sp)...

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 27, 2010 5:09 PM

Ambingus > Shabingus

Posted by: 4-12 | October 27, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Nine players? Looks like the bye week is coming up at the right time...

Posted by: Alan4 | October 27, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

So the 49ers are playing the 59ers in the UK?

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse


OG_Barno

Posted by: hessone | October 27, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

ack, injuries stink!

Posted by: John_Keats | October 27, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I was waiting to read Thomas and Kelly on that list.
Also, I heard Stafford may be ready for the Lions this week, has anyone any knowledge on that?

Posted by: joeboggs | October 27, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

ack, injuries stink!

Posted by: John_Keats |

spoken like a true poet

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 27, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 27, 2010 4:50 PM |

Dude - you checked out signing up for the Witless Protection program yet? If you get into the program then flamers won't torch you like you was a Cow QB. Don't want to hear taunts of "MistaChar" from them trolls do you? Heh, heh.

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Meant "Cow DB" not "Cow QB" but actually either one works equally well.

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

'football shape' is his 'political' word he likes to throw around. Very ambingus (sp) so he can apply it to whoever he wants as a reason for them to play and not play.......

Posted by: 4thFloor

totally agree, really well put. I think ambiguous is what you were trying for ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 27, 2010 5:20 PM

Hey, 4th, ain't it great to have all these guys up here with too many degrees to help out with these words?

Political? You've lived in Washington too long. This guy is the head coach of an NFL team. He gets to play anyone he wants. Politics does not enter into it.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

joeboggs,
I've seen the same thing about Stafford being back, and he's not on the injured list above. Sounds like Stafford is getting pretty good reviews from his teammates in practice this week, too.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 27, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: John_Keats |

spoken like a true poet

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 27, 2010 6:26 PM |

They didn't call them poets in JK's day. It were only after Edgar Allan Poe came out with that gem "The Raven" that they started calling verse writers "Poets".

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

So the 49ers are playing the 59ers in the UK?

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

According to Chris Russell...

QB Donovan McNabb who was listed on injury report as limited w/hamstring. He said "Who said that?" about the report & "I'm fine, nothing's wrong" about the hamstring.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Time for LO-A to rise up and carry the defense.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 27, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: John_Keats |

spoken like a true poet

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 27, 2010 6:26 PM |

They didn't call them poets in JK's day. It were only after Edgar Allan Poe came out with that gem "The Raven" that they started calling verse writers "Poets".

Posted by: BirnamWood

Lemme look at the calendar. 2010. Phfew. For a moment, had me scared that my time travel machine was actually working again.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 27, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

He said "Who said that?" about the report & "I'm fine, nothing's wrong" about the hamstring.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 7:05 PM |

It a whamstring. You chugging along, violent types with mayhem in their eye in hot pursuit and then all of a sudden, Wham!, you string be strung.

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Time for LO-A to rise up and carry the defense.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 27, 2010 7:06 PM |

LO-A? Crissakes, who dat dude?

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Poetry (from the Latin poeta, a poet)

Posted by: augustiswest | October 27, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

For a moment, had me scared that my time travel machine was actually working again.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 27, 2010 7:12 PM |

Knock, knock.

Who's there?

Doctor.

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

It a whamstring. You chugging along, violent types with mayhem in their eye in hot pursuit and then all of a sudden, Wham!, you string be strung.

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 7:18 PM

What a bottom feeder. Why don't you take your jackassery over to the baby talk blog?

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

For a moment, had me scared that my time travel machine was actually working again.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 27, 2010 7:12 PM |

Shortly after Keats's death in 1821, ...

In January 1845 Poe published his poem "The Raven" to instant success.

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Funny that LL will be targeting the toe of Jahvid Best.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 5:27 PM

Maybe we should have McNabb throw Best some passes. That'll phuk up that toe real good.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 27, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 7:39 PM |

Dude - just like MistaMoe, there's a program for you too! It called RIA, short for RI Anonymous, for dudes like youself that are addicted to posting on RI. Everytime I log on you're here! Christ on a crutch! Just like them alkies, blog addicts are wrecking their lives. But there are programs that can wean them arf their addiction and allow them to resume normal lives again. Now I know that brownjuice27 tried the program and dropped out but I think you have more will power than he do. So give it a whirl. You friends and fambly will thank you for doing it!

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Everytime I log on you're here!

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 8:05 PM |

There's a program for you, too: Log the F*cK Off. Now get with it.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, yeah, yeah - typical Shanahan subterfuge - everyone is injured and we just don't know who can play...

My bet is the only one who is really injured is Simpson.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 27, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

My bet is the only one who is really injured is Simpson.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 27, 2010 8:10 PM

Shhh. This is supposed to be hush-hush. Hope no one from Detroit sees this. They're preparing a game plan to defend against Grossman. Studying all his old tapes from Chicago.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

If standard Shanny-rules apply, then CP would have to (1) earn his spot back against competition, and (2) be able to practice fully in a week in order to be activated for the game.
Posted by: p1funk | October 27, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I declare shannahanaggens. Sellars didn't practice fully last week but played. Shannys rules apply to certain players (haynesworth) only. Shannys a liar

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 27, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

If standard Shanny-rules apply, then CP would have to (1) earn his spot back against competition, and (2) be able to practice fully in a week in order to be activated for the game.
Posted by: p1funk | October 27, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I declare shannahanaggens. Sellars didn't practice fully last week but played. Shannys rules apply to certain players (haynesworth) only. Shannys a liar

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 27, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

There's a program for you, too: Log the F*cK Off. Now get with it.
Posted by: beep-beep

Sounds like you're forgetting to take your own advice, Beep. Ignore those that just come up here to rile people up. When a child screams for attention, sometimes it's just best to let him learn on his own that the world does not revolve around him.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 27, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Ignore those that just come up here to rile people up.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 27, 2010 8:32 PM

You're right. Lost control. The baby talk got me.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

WHAT THE HELL?????????

ESPN does not have Trent Williams in the top 15 rookies!!!!!!!!

C'mon Man!

Posted by: silkydee1 | October 27, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm kinda curious where Malcome Kelly is on his rehab?


Seeing how there's an additional 'e' in his name, I'd say he was doing better than that guy Birnan who improves only when he puts Wood in his mouth.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 27, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

birnanwood

Everytime I log on you're here!

I'm only on here a lot because my community service requirement demands that I do whatever I can to assist the less fortunate.

So I'm on here to help you be you.

Take your hands out of your crotch and find new ways to achieve happiness.

If you're not doing so already, you can park up front between the blue lines just like the rest of the lame cripples in this forum.

I want you to feel the depth of your inequality and acknowledge your limitations.

Think of the snarky guy who helped you get that seat up front on the short bus when you were in school.

That guy was me.

Remember the guy who told the bullies to stop with the wedgies when you were a lil shawty back in middle school and had no friends.

That guy was me.

And from this moment on, I will do whatever it takes to make sure no one picks on you as decent people know not to insult the handicapped.

May I call you, "Forrest," as that's a name that might apply to you, Mr. Gump.

I will speak out when the word 'retard' is hurled your way as advertising the obvious is just wrong.

Even when the guy who says it is me.

Ya' retard.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 27, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

ESPN does not have Trent Williams in the top 15 rookies!!!!!!!!

Posted by: silkydee1 | October 27, 2010 8:40 PM

The list was prepared by Scouts, Inc., not ESPN, and it is dominated by offensive playmakers: RBs, WRs, TEs, QB.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 27, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse


Don't sweat it, Moe.

It's either some wannabe RI newb who's trying to get attention by taking cheap shots at the regulars who make the blog worth coming to.

Or it's some sock-puppet from a reg.

Either way, not worth the time or effort.

Posted by: p1funk | October 27, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Who's this BlowingWood tool and what's his problem?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 27, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

From the way he attacked Moe, guessing one of the black ops twins...

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 27, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Trent Williams might be the best rookie in the league.

He's pretty much shut out the top pass rushers in the NFL.

Nothing to sneeze at.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 27, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

From the way he attacked Moe, guessing one of the black ops twins...

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 27, 2010 9:17 PM

That was what I was thinking too. I think that franchise also includes the bags -- littlegreenbag, baggervance, etc.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

ESPN does not have Trent Williams in the top 15 rookies!!!!!!!!

Posted by: silkydee1 | October 27, 2010 8:40 PM

The list was prepared by Scouts, Inc., not ESPN, and it is dominated by offensive playmakers: RBs, WRs, TEs, QB.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 8:57 PM

That list is a joke. It has Okung who's played 1 full game on the list vs TW who's more than held his own against the NFL's pass rushing elite.

TW should be in the rookie of the year conversation. Without him this line would resemble the 2009 OL.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Offense explodes this week.

Ryan Torain goes for 150 and 2TDs.

Santana has his usual ridonkulous game against the Lions.

Brandon Banks takes a punt all the way to Canada.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 27, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

TW should be in the rookie of the year conversation. Without him this line would resemble the 2009 OL.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 9:35 PM

You know, even with him the line is only about 1/5 to 2/5 better than it was last year. Raymer = Raymer. Lichtenmissem

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

DHall sucks. He can't cover his shadow or tackle his sister.

It worked last week...

I'm superstitious.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Albert will put Matthew Stafford over his knee.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 27, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

The last time McNabb played the Lions he had a perfect passer rating.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 27, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

TW should be in the rookie of the year conversation. Without him this line would resemble the 2009 OL.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 9:35 PM

You know, even with him the line is only about 1/5 to 2/5 better than it was last year. Raymer = Raymer. Lichtenmissem

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 9:42 PM

That didn't work. Cut off half my post -- can't make the "is less than" sign:

Raymer is the same
Lichtenmissem is a downgrade from Dockery
Williams is an upgrade
Hicks is an upgrade
Jamal Brown is no better than what we had

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

IMO....The skins offense is probably 90% of the reason that the skins defense is ranked 31st overall. When the offense cannot convert 1st downs and sustain drives, it puts the defense back on the field. It may not be a stretch to predict that the skins defense has more snaps than a majority of other defenses. The prime culprit is the inconsistent offense. When the O sustains drives, the D ranking will improve.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 27, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 27, 2010 9:39 PM

I'm not going to lie...I'm more nervous about this game than I was against than any of the previous 7.

Of course I'm 4-3 in predicting games this year.

McNabb makes a few plays when he has to but continues to not convert 3rd downs and is erratic at times.

Torain has a big day going for 130 and a TD (1 fumble recovered by AA)

Dhall continues to show that he can't cover his shadow or tackle his sister. (takes another one to the house)

Gano has a great day on KOs and goes 2-2 on FGs.

Skins 20
Lions 17

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: kingpenn1

On October 27, 2010 @ 9:52 PM you posted something I finally agree with.

cheers Roy Munson..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Raymer is the same
Lichtenmissem is a downgrade from Dockery
Williams is an upgrade
Hicks is an upgrade
Jamal Brown is no better than what we had

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Hicks was projected to back-up BMW who was here last year = not an upgrade

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 27, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

That didn't work. Cut off half my post -- can't make the "is less than" sign:

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 9:51 PM |

You can't have a space between the greater than, less than sign.

For example

Terps>Blue Devils

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

raymer = rabach?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 27, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: kingpenn1

On October 27, 2010 @ 9:52 PM you posted something I finally agree with.

cheers Roy Munson..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 10:00 PM===
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Thanks, I'm still waiting for you to post something that i can agree with...just kidding :) HTTR

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 27, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Banks gets destroyed and fumbles, so we don't count on him for the stretch run.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 27, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

It may not be a stretch to predict that the skins defense has more snaps than a majority of other defenses.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 27, 2010 9:52 PM

And your prediction is ... right! Defense has been on the field 490 snaps, offense has been on the field 428 snaps.

However, some other pretty good D's have had a lot of snaps: Titans 478; Packers 459; Eagles 451.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

And your prediction is ... right! Defense has been on the field 490 snaps, offense has been on the field 428 snaps.

However, some other pretty good D's have had a lot of snaps: Titans 478; Packers 459; Eagles 451.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 27, 2010 10:12 PM
=============
Good info, what are your sources? Or as Doc Walker says "Sausess"

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 27, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see Moe put the b*tchslap down on Birnamwood....AGAIN. Maybe he is baiting moe to get some insults to use on a different blog he is getting abused on.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | October 27, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | October 27, 2010 10:09 PM

PaBrain- Your answer to those that you perceived to "hate" certain players that are no longer here from a 4-12 team is to "hate" the players on this year's team?

Are you a Redskin Fan?

If some chick underperforms in bed and you upgrade, do you still compare her to Mary Rottencrotch?

If so then I have this for you..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5IVuN1N6-Y

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm not going to lie...I'm more nervous about this game than I was against than any of the previous 7.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 27, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse


Interesting.

I feel the opposite.

Detroit can be had running or throwing. Now that the Train is getting a head of steam in the run game, it will take some pressure off McNabb and allow him to pick apart a pretty vulnerable Lions secondary. I see beaucoup yardage and points.

Stafford is going to be rusty, and I don't think he's distinguished himself as a heads-up type of QB. He's got a big arm and all - CJ will probably reel in some big catches - but whether it is AH moving furniture up front or Haslett dialing up some exotic blitzes, I see us getting to him. We're dealing with someone who is more Jay Cutler and less Peyton Manning, here.

Lions may put up yardage in chunks on an explosive play here and there, but won't sustain drives and will turnover the ball.

Anyhow, the Skins finally put together a total game.

31-14

McNabb has a rating of 100 (give or take 5 either way) and his first multiple TD game.

Train keeps his 100+ streak going.

Defense wins turnover battle again.

Banks takes advantage of the dome turf and gives us our first return TD of the year.


Posted by: p1funk | October 27, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

I've been predicting the offensive breakout for a couple of weeks and it just hasn't come. Won't come this week either...but I'll take the win 20-17. Still the most points we will have scored in a win. Does Detroit even have a secondary?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 27, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

The formula against Detroit is to pound the run and work off of play action.

On D, Albert blows up the middle and Orakpo and Carter clean-up. Stafford gets pressed into making bad throws and the sharks feed.

30 - 17 Skins

Posted by: edvar | October 28, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Nice of everyone to catch up something ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES was alerting everyone to a couple weeks ago:

… we must do better controlling the ball. In each game, the other team ran more plays. vs dal 71-56, Hou 81-58, StL 75-50 and phil 68-55. More plays have been run against us than any other team -- the reason we’re next to worst in yards allowed (yds/play rank: 20). Only 3 teams average fewer offensive plays/game. The league avg is 63 plays/game. Neither our O or D has been on the right side of that number this season. Based on league averages, our D has played the equivalent of 4.8 games, our O, 3.7 games.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 6, 2010 6:36 PM

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 28, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

They didn't call them poets in JK's day. It were only after Edgar Allan Poe came out with that gem "The Raven" that they started calling verse writers "Poets".

Posted by: BirnamWood | October 27, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Wow, really? Even a cursory glance at the dictionary will tell you the word has been in use since the 14th century and is of Latin/Greek descent.

Posted by: CarbonChauvinist | October 28, 2010 1:43 AM | Report abuse

Look, this comment is NOT a "Jason Campbell is the best QB ever" comment.

But...

I F'king TOLD all of you that Campbell was not THE problem. Zorn and our West Coast For Dummies Offense was part of it, and it has been corrected.

But, we still can't sustain drives or put teams away.

Why?

Because, although our O Line is better than last years (the one Campbell was getting DESTROYED behind... and criticized for), it's still not very good.

Even though McNabb is really good at spinning, ducking, dodging, and generally keeping his balance as he throws, this is not a recipe for Offensive Dominance.

Clinton Portis is out, Torain is in. This scares no one. For the record, I don't think RB is all that important... when your O Line is good. Which it isn't. Same situation for the QB. Point is, don't expect ANYBODY to load the box to stop the run. We are not there yet.

The receivers McNabb is working with are WAY better than Campbell's... But, yes, they still suck as a group. At least McNabb has Cooley instead of Fred Davis, Armstrong instead of Randle Elf, and Galloway instead of Boy Toy Thomas... Actually, I give Boy Toy the nod there.

BUT! I'm am just SO grateful we didn't burn a first round pick and take a giant salary cap hit over a Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen (which most of the dim-witted were clamoring for). First of all, they'd be injured by now. Second of all, they would be mentally destroyed after a year behind the Dirt Bags. Thirdly, we would have lost every game. And fourthly, I F'king told you so.

Finally, I have to scratch my head and wonder HOW THE F WE ARE WINNING GAMES!

It's Shanny.

He's no BS and he wont tolerate BS and he doesn't care if he runs the ball, throws it, or stuffs it up his son's butt... He wants the W, and the team knows this.

It's also Haslett. I said he was a moron, and he may well be, but he's got a talented defense and he's got them playing like a swarm of locusts. They're all over the place. They're unpredictable. They're after the ball, and they're knocking people out. Nobody wants to go up against them. I take back what I said about Has. There will be good days and bad. F the 31st overall ranking. They've won games for us this year, big time.

So, not that I'm promoting McNabb bashing, but I do notice that he's given a pass after every mediocre to disturbing outing... "McNabb is going to come on"... "McNabb will start playing better"... "Everyone has a bad game now and then"

Just remember what you said when Campbell stunk up the joint. I do. And I'm SOOOO glad we didn't grab some knuckle head rookie QB and hand him the biggest salary on the team to go out and suck eggs and get hurt.

So, there.

We're hanging on to Ws by a hair. A fine and wispy hair. (not one of those thick pubies).

And hail to 'em. They're fighting their guts out. And they have to.

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 28, 2010 3:53 AM | Report abuse

Just thought of something...

If we get our D to the point where Haynesworth is all bought it and helping out at Nose Tackle now and then...

We could be the Super Bowl Ravens: Super D and pathetic offense.

Only, our Offense SMOKES the Trent Dilfer O that won the Super Bowl.

Anyway, probably just the Kool Aid talking.

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 28, 2010 4:03 AM | Report abuse

I'm now about 82% sure that Thinker is actually Woody Paige.

First, switch to decaf.

Second, I don't think you could honestly say "our Offense SMOKES the Trent Dilfer O that won the Super Bowl" in Baltimore. The only thing we have in common with that team's offense is that we have garbage WRs. And even then, they probably have us beat, as I would take Brandon Stokley and Qadry Ismail over AA and Galloway. That offense had a really good O-line and dominant ground game...we don't. However much better McNabb is than Dilfer is moot because of that fact.

And please...PLEASE...don't reopen the JC debate. Anyone who still holds on to the mindset that JC was the reason for the offensive ineptitude of the last few years isn't cookin' with oil anyway. Suffice it to say, there are multiple issues on offense that will take time to get fixed...and leave it at that.

Now go back to enjoying your Kool-Aid.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 28, 2010 5:27 AM | Report abuse

Redskins Notes and Analysis 10/27/10
By: John Keim
Examiner Staff Writer
10/27/10 7:17 PM EDT

1. Nine players were limited in practice: linebacker Brian Orakpo (body soreness), fullback Mike Sellers (foot), safety Kareem Moore (knee), right tackle Jammal Brown (knee/hip), right tackle Stephon Heyer (ankle), quarterback Donovan McNabb (hamstring), RB Chad Simpson (hamstring), CB DeAngelo Hall (back) and S LaRon Landry (Achilles).

2. Coach Mike Shanahan said he expects both Brown and Heyer to be ready for Sunday, making it possible that he will rotate the two for a second straight game. Heyer would have played more vs. the Bears but sprained his ankle. Moore’s knee has swelled and he, too, was limited vs. Chicago. Safety Reed Doughty, who started in his place, said he has “no idea” who will start Sunday.

3. Shanahan made it clear Wednesday that he’s not a fan of playing overseas, as San Francisco and Denver are doing Sunday in London. “There’s too many distractions,” Shanahan said. “It’s very hard during the season. From my standpoint I would say no, but they usually don’t call me anyhow.”

4. Think Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz is still a bit annoyed that DeAngelo Hall picked them four times? He told the Chicago Tribune that, “He guessed is what he did,” Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz told the Chicago Tribune. “He just guessed and he guessed right.”

5. But that’s what Hall does. The key with Hall is that he’s not afraid to make a mistake. And he will make them. However, he’ll also make plays because he’s willing to take a chance. Sunday, he even guessed wrong and wound up with a pick. But on the other plays they really weren’t guesses; he reacted to what he saw. And the fact that Jay Cutler was under pressure meant that they wouldn’t have time to attempt certain routes. “He’s not afraid to pull a trigger and make a play. Some guys may take a lifetime and not have the confidence to do it.”

6. Hall was named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week and the Hall of Fame wanted his jersey. “That’s some good company,” Hall said. “It really hasn’t hit me yet. I’ve never been to the Hall of Fame, never been up that way. But when you hear that, huge honor. Huge honor.”

7. Last thing on Hall. Despite lobbying to cover the opposition’s best wideout after the Houston loss, he’s primarily stayed on the left side. Though Detroit has Calvin Johnson, don’t expect that to change this week. Johnson is seven inches taller than Hall, so it’s a matchup the Lions could exploit. That doesn’t mean Hall won’t ask defensive boss Jim Haslett to cover him all game. “Probably will,” Hall said.

8. The Redskins signed running back James Davis to the practice squad. Davis was a sixth-round pick in 2009 by Cleveland. He had a strong preseason in 2009, rushing 24 times for 186 yards. In the regular season, he’s carried 13 times for 24 yards.

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Posted by: brownwood26 | October 28, 2010 5:38 AM | Report abuse

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9. Lorenzo Alexander on Albert Haynesworth: “I think they’re simplifying a lot of stuff for him. He’s not doing a lot of Okie stuff. He’s going in on pass downs, longer distances, and they allow him to do what he does best – getting off the ball and just going to get guys. They’re just working with him better. …Just unleashing him and letting him go and do his thing.”

10. Yes, the players remember what happened in the Lions game last season. Very much as a matter of fact. So if they lose it’s not because they’ve overlooked them; it would be because Detroit is playing better. I will say, it’s funny that players always say they have no idea who the opponent is two weeks from now. But if they have a bye the following week, they absolutely know it. And it’s the one time a team can be caught looking ahead. That’s another fear for this game.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/blogs/redskins-confidential/Redskins-Notes-and-Analysis-102710-105912973.html#ixzz13e2Scxwv

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 28, 2010 5:40 AM | Report abuse

WEEK 8: Scouting the Lions
By: John Keim
Examiner Staff Writer
10/28/10 12:10 AM EDT

1. The D-line is strong » Rookie tackle Ndamukong Suh, the second pick in the draft, has been as good as advertised. He’s a powerful player who will give any line problems. He already has 4.5 sacks. End Kyle Vanden Bosch, a three-time Pro Bowl player in Tennessee, is disruptive. He excelled with the Titans when he was paired with Albert Haynesworth, and he now plays alongside another dominant player. The other tackle, Corey Williams, is solid.

2. The offense has weapons » Wide receiver Calvin Johnson has the size and speed to scare any team, but know this: Of the 48 passes thrown his way, only 29 have been caught. And in his first three years, he has one 1,000-yard season. He caught just five passes for 49 yards vs. Washington last season. Still, he’s averaging 15.1 yards a catch and has five touchdowns. Running back Jahvid Best is an outside threat, but he has been slowed by a turf toe injury that is said to have finally healed. Tight end Brandon Pettigrew has 33 receptions. He’s an excellent blocker with good hands.

3. They’re playing close games » Detroit is 1-5 and clearly has not figured out how to win games. But the Lions have figured out how to stay in them. Eventually they’ll break through. They’ve lost by a touchdown or less to Chicago (five points), Philadelphia (three), Green Bay (two) and the New York Giants (eight). They’ve outscored the opposition by six points this season, largely because they beat St. Louis by 38.

4. Matthew Stafford has a lot to prove » In his first two seasons, Stafford has missed 11 games because of injuries. Now he’ll play his first game since the season opener when he hurt his right shoulder. Stafford, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft, has a strong arm and the intangibles to be a good quarterback. But the knock on him coming out of college was his accuracy. Last season, he completed just 53.3 percent of his passes and in the win over Washington missed a lot of open receivers.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/blogs/redskins-confidential/WEEK-8-Scouting-the-Lions-105928658.html#ixzz13e53GeAa

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 28, 2010 5:49 AM | Report abuse

And please...PLEASE...don't reopen the JC debate. Anyone who still holds on to the mindset that JC was the reason for the offensive ineptitude of the last few years isn't cookin' with oil anyway.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 28, 2010 5:27 AM |

Sorry. I just noticed the lack of QB bashing for everything that goes wrong... including missed field goals.

Anyway, unrelated, but AWESOME...

Check this story out. Some of you may know it: "The Antoine Dodson Sensation."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=civOdWxd4Kc

"Hide your kids, Hide your wife... And hide your husbands 'cause they rapin' everybody out here"

"Bout 5'9", 5'10"..."

Great Song.

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 28, 2010 5:49 AM | Report abuse

I believe anyone with coaching ability and motivational skills would have made this team play better than the last few years.
Same will be said next year with Dallass.

Posted by: fat_back | October 28, 2010 5:52 AM | Report abuse

Thinker, you must've missed the last two days up here because there's a group on this ridiculous "McNabb sucks and shouldn't be re-signed" kick that's on the right side of crazy...even an outright JC comparison with McNabb. Maybe it's the position itself and not necessarily who's playing it...I'm convinced some up here would find something wrong with Peyton Manning if he wore burgundy and gold...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 28, 2010 6:00 AM | Report abuse

I know, brownwood. You're right.

I will say this: McNabb is they kind of QB that will stay alive much of the time behind our line. A QB with "pocket awareness" aint gonna cut it. We require a guy with a gun who can really move his ass, throw on the run, throw getting pulled down, and throw jumping tacklers.

McNabb is that guy. (until he gets hurt)

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 28, 2010 6:05 AM | Report abuse

Thinker, you must've missed the last two days up here because there's a group on this ridiculous "McNabb sucks and shouldn't be re-signed" kick that's on the right side of crazy...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 28, 2010 6:00 AM

Well, a lot of people post up here and I guess you can constitute "a group" that believes anything. Or, there are so many people saying so many different things that you can lump them all together under a single banner.

I don't know if I'm in a group but I have said that I think IF McNABB DOESN'T PLAY BETTER in the second half of the season than he has in the first half then we should franchise him and trade him. Shanahan seems to be taking a wait-and-see posture though maybe for different reasons.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 28, 2010 6:18 AM | Report abuse

Shanny aint stupid. There is a reason they haven't offered McNabb a contract, and there was a reason Phili traded his overrated a*s within the division. We win in spite of McNabb not cause of him. We lost in his best game as a Redskin?? Coincidence?? Not. Because we win in spite of him!!

Posted by: digger76 | October 28, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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