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Trent Williams gets Donovan McNabb's stamp of approval


This shouldn't come as any surprise, but quarterback Donovan McNabb is excited to have a big body protecting his blind side. McNabb posted an update this afternoon on the Playmaker blog.

"Nobody can appreciate the things that a blind-side tackle can do more than a quarterback," McNabb wrote. "I was fortunate to play with two very good ones, Tra Thomas and Jason Peters, through my years in Philadelphia. Knowing that Trent had four years of starting experience at a big-time school such as Oklahoma will bode well for him. I can't
wait for him to come to Washington and get after it."

By Rick Maese  |  April 23, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , NFL Draft , Trent Williams  
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Comments

So, Donovan, who would you rather have at LT -- Trent Williams or Stephon Heyer?

Duh.

Posted by: League-Source | April 23, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Trent's going to do a great job. Look to the Playoffs his year, my friends.

Posted by: Corvis777 | April 23, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Phew its ok he likes him.

Posted by: Stu27 | April 23, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I like the line as of now but i'd like to see them get a RT and move Artis to RG and Big Mike for depth...but I suppose they might have seen that Big mike is ready...i suppose he is a pretty big dude for a G!

Posted by: leevi98 | April 23, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I like the line as of now but i'd like to see them get a RT and move Artis to RG and Big Mike for depth...but I suppose they might have seen that Big mike is ready...i suppose he is a pretty big dude for a G!

Posted by: leevi98 | April 23, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

The best way to slow down those NFC East DEs is to have a good running game and avoid obvious passing situations. When the run past a handful of sweeps that go for 6 or 8 yards, they might dial it back a notch. With good playcalling, you can sneak some passes in on rushing downs and give your rookie tackle some help.

Posted by: manlius1 | April 23, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Our starting RT in 2010 will be Larry Michael. His backup will be Lindsay Czarniak.

Book it!

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | April 23, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

JLaC still swears Big Al to Tenn for 3rd round pick goes down in a little while.

Posted by: will_ga | April 23, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

will, that trade sucks...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 23, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

stu, if they can pick up Jammall Brown, and a 2nd round pick, then I think you have to at least give this some serious thought...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 23, 2010 3:52 PM

I don't think it would happen that way ... I suspect that the Skins would need to give up more to get a pick as well. Its easy to see the exceptional nature of Haynesworth because of the position he plays. A beastly DT draws double teams, stops rushers in the backfield in short yardage, makes sacks, etc. I don't think people notice outstandingness in offensive linemen. The really great ones, you don't notice ... because when they do an outstanding job, nothing happens. [If they suck, you see that right away.] As Haynesworth is to defensive tackles, Brown is to offensive tackles ... but Brown is younger.

For Brown and a 2nd round pick, Skins would need to give up more than Haynesworth.

Posted by: dcsween | April 23, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

JLaC still swears Big Al to Tenn for 3rd round pick goes down in a little while.

Posted by: will_ga | April 23, 2010 4:20 PM

I hope they don't give AH away for nothing like that. I like the NO rumors better.

Posted by: TWISI | April 23, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

sween, we'll include betts then...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 23, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Our starting RT in 2010 will be Larry Michael. His backup will be Lindsay Czarniak.

Book it!

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | April 23, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Will he be wearing a suit and holding a mic while playing??

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | April 23, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

JLaC still swears Big Al to Tenn for 3rd round pick goes down in a little while.

Posted by: will_ga

Hopefully not, but maybe outta freakin' Friday boredom...Can we not obtain a 2nd or a 3rd without trading Big Al??

Posted by: frak | April 23, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

If it was that simple, Heyer would be a starting tackle and he was learning from the best. Foerster may be good but he is no Alex Gibbs or Bugel.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer

Heyer doesn't have anywhere near the talent that T Wizzle does and Heyer was an undrafted FA (heard it here first), so that analogy is skewed.

And I have nothing but respect for Bugel. The man coached up "the Hogs" and somehow inspired the line to overachieve for most of Gibbs 2.0

But I think for the last two years fans overrated the sh*t out of Joe Bugel... I know he didn't have much to work with, but I find it odd that last season we all said that the ENTIRE offensive line needs an overhaul (except maybe Dockery) and when Shanahan and them came in they're only replacing the tackles.

I don't think we would've expected for the new coaching staff to not only retain, but start 3 out of the 5 linemen from the 2009 season.

That says that the line maybe wasn't that bad last year and that maybe, maybe Buges should have received more criticism than he did.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 23, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

"JLaC still swears Big Al to Tenn for 3rd round pick goes down in a little while."


The NFL Network is running this story in its crawl.

And the compensation has just gotta be more than a 3rd rounder.

A 3rd and a 4th might just do the trick.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 23, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

You guys are all CRAZY. They would trade AH straight up for #64 or straight up for Jammal Brown RIGHT NOW. There is no way they would get both. NO WAY. Old buddy La Confora is even saying now they might even settle for a 3rd rounder for AH. So please stop saying they are getting Brown and 64 for AH.

Posted by: Skins2619 | April 23, 2010 4:17 PM

I agree with this sentiment. Skins adding Brown would be a bigger "get" than Saints adding Haynesworth (though I just cannot grasp how fearful the Saints' front would be with Haynesworth and Sedrick Ellis in the middle).

Posted by: dcsween | April 23, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully not, but maybe outta freakin' Friday boredom...Can we not obtain a 2nd or a 3rd without trading Big Al??

Posted by: frak | April 23, 2010 4:24 PM

we can not.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 23, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Report: Haynesworth deal expected now
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 23, 2010 4:21 PM ET

Here's the latest on the $100 million man in list form because my brain is tired and I need to put on some pants and get over to Radio City Music Hall soon.

1. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora's sources is convinced Haynesworth's trade will happen today. And despite Titans coach Jeff Fisher's protestations, he says the most likely destination is Tennessee for a second round pick.

2. The Saints aren't interested. Both the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan and Jay Glazer of FOX say they Saints don't want him. He even used capital letters to say so:

"They have ZERO interest in Albert. ZERO!!!"

3. Both Haynesworth and the Redskins want a divorce. That doesn't help leverage, so it behooves both sides to float rumors of interest, even if the interest is mild. When both sides want a divorce, the trade usually happens.

Posted by: TWISI | April 23, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

we'll include betts then...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 23, 2010 4:24 PM

DEAL!

Sincerely,

Vinny Cerrato

Posted by: dcsween | April 23, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I don't think we would've expected for the new coaching staff to not only retain, but start 3 out of the 5 linemen from the 2009 season.

Bugel was bein' a good soldier and not complaining about the heavy fire he was under, Tackles, especially blind-side left tackles, is huge..

Posted by: frak | April 23, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

3. Both Haynesworth and the Redskins want a divorce. That doesn't help leverage, so it behooves both sides to float rumors of interest, even if the interest is mild. When both sides want a divorce, the trade usually happens.

Posted by: TWISI | April 23, 2010 4:27 PM

THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

Posted by: dcsween | April 23, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

A 3rd and a 4th might just do the trick.

that compensation sucks as well...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 23, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

something's going down. the PFT link is broken

Posted by: Salinas1 | April 23, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

And the compensation has just gotta be more than a 3rd rounder.

A 3rd and a 4th might just do the trick.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 23, 2010 4:25 PM

Would like to see more than a 3rd and 4th... the market will set the value.

BTW, does anyone here still believe that we're not trying to move AH? Might not happen, but I don't think all this talk is just a smokescreen.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 23, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

3. Both Haynesworth and the Redskins want a divorce. That doesn't help leverage, so it behooves both sides to float rumors of interest, even if the interest is mild. When both sides want a divorce, the trade usually happens.

Posted by: TWISI | April 23, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Then who gets custody of the 32mil? Can the 'skins get visitation rights? see the $$ on the weekends?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 23, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

nevermind. f. get his fat a$$ out of town and get a RT

Posted by: Salinas1 | April 23, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

PFT link still works for me

Posted by: manlius1 | April 23, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

dun dun DUNNNN!

the plot thickens...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 23, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

McNabb wouldn't be signing an extension without improvements on the OL.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 23, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Our starting RT in 2010 will be Larry Michael. His backup will be Lindsay Czarniak.

Book it!

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | April 23, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Will he be wearing a suit and holding a mic while playing??

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | April 23, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Yep. And DTs will find themselves lulled to sleep right on the field...

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | April 23, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

someone need me to copy and paste the link from PFT??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 23, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

The place that still makes the most sense for Jason Campbell is St. Louis. Even though they have Bradford now, they don't want to break him. Steven Jackson does not provide enough of a threat to provide a running game "cushion" for the first part of the season (like what Sanchez had with the Jets).

Say what you will about Jason Campbell, but he's better than A.J. Feeley (and I don't even know when Keith Null is).

Posted by: dcsween | April 23, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

1. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora's sources is convinced Haynesworth's trade will happen today. And despite Titans coach Jeff Fisher's protestations, he says the most likely destination is Tennessee for a second round pick.

Posted by: TWISI | April 23, 2010 4:27 PM

TWISI, did you change this to "second"? The pft site says "third round pick".

Posted by: dcsween | April 23, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Mel Kiper has finally lost the respect and credibility he may have had in the past due to his unwavering loyalty to Claussen as the best QB coming out of the 2010 draft. Getting a 2nd rounder for AH would be our asking price, for whom ever is interested, is offering a 4th. The compromise is obvious. I say throw in Jc17 or Rocky in the deal and get a 2nd rounder and a 4th and there you have it. Any takers?

Posted by: sthai75 | April 23, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

from PFT:

Report: Haynesworth deal expected now
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 23, 2010 4:21 PM ET

"Both Haynesworth and the Redskins want a divorce. That doesn't help leverage, so it behooves both sides to float rumors of any interest, even if the interest is mild. When both sides want a divorce, the trade usually happens."

the key word is "behooves".

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 23, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

"A 3rd and a 4th might just do the trick...that compensation (for AH) sucks as well..."


In any other draft year, yes, this would suck.

But this year's draft is loaded with kids trying to beat a possible rookie wage scale.

Folks say that a lot of the kids who will be 2nd and 3rd rounders this year, would've been 1st rounders next year.

This means there's a lot of value in mid round players.

So a 3rd and 4th rounder this year might yield two very good players, and the rid the skins of a player they may want gone but won't say.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 23, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

New Orleans is the perfect place for Haynesworth to float his boat. Tennessee, not so much. Just a bunch of man-made TVA lakes.

Posted by: League-Source | April 23, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Mike Florio
April 23rd, 2010 4:45
Saints acquire Haynesworth

The New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins are in the process of dotting the I's, and crossing the T's on the deal that will send Albert Haynesworth to the Saints in exchange for tackle, Jammal Brown, and the Saints 2nd round pick this year.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 23, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | April 23, 2010 4:24 PM

Holdfast on the line wasnt that bad last year. There was nobody out there on the free agent market and the skins couldnt sign a RFA. They retained people because there has to be somebody out there. Bugel wasnt overrated. There was crap in the kitchen and they asked him to make filet mignon. Check Foerster's track record, he couldnt stick in Bmore, Miami or SF. I like to think Williams is going to be good, I just dont think he is/was a better pick than Okung.Shanny is a great offensive mind but in terms of talent evaluation he is mediocre. For every Clady there is a George Foster, for every Marshall there is a Marcus Nash or Ashley Lelie. I hear what you are saying about Buges, but I want to know what great line Foerster has coached up before and what pro bowlers he has fostered other than Ogden who was great before he arrived.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 23, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse


Report: Haynesworth deal expected now
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 23, 2010 4:21 PM ET1. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora's sources is convinced Haynesworth's trade will happen today. And despite Titans coach Jeff Fisher's protestations, he says the most likely destination is Tennessee for a second round pick.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 23, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Good timing Greg- had to pause for a second.

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 23, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

hyp, they just posted he's going to New Orleans??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 23, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

sween, Keith Null is nothing.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 23, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Mike Florio
April 23rd, 2010 4:45
Saints acquire Haynesworth

The New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins are in the process of dotting the I's, and crossing the T's on the deal that will send Albert Haynesworth to the Saints in exchange for tackle, Jammal Brown, and the Saints 2nd round pick this year.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 23, 2010 4:42 PM

Way to go Greg! Got the story out three minutes before it appeared on PFT! You tha man!

Posted by: League-Source | April 23, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse


The idiot Post suto-censor held up my last post. I called Haynesworth the "Big Snit." Check your software!

Posted by: TheCork | April 23, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

ignoring you

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 23, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

destination is Tennessee for a second round pick.
Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 23, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

____________________________

small problem... they don't have a 2nd rounder... it's a mistake... actually going to give him away for a 3rd... we should at least get something for next year, but when there is only 1 buyer, makes things difficult.

Posted by: tony325 | April 23, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

If we trade Albert, I hope we get full value. This is a guy who is one year removed from being NFL's best defensive player. Plus, he's got a very cheap contract for the next 3 years.

He could easily be one of the 10 best players in the entire league over the next 3 years and he'll get paid less than Casey Rabach.

A 2nd round pick for Albert? Not interested at all. A very good player and a 2nd round pick and we can talk.

Mostly, I'd like to see Albert stay and see Shanahan get the most out of him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 23, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

hate to say it, but Bugel was a big problem last year. The game passed him by about 10 years ago. The O line will be fine now.

Posted by: astrober1

Of course ten years is about the last time the skins took a LT in the first round. Too bad they didn't take another until after Buges retired.

Posted by: skinswest | April 23, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I'd bet that Hayneworth will still be a Redskin after the draft....I'm not convinced about this divorce just yet....I see Hayneworth trying to get out and Shanny not giving him what he wants unless he gets eqaul or greater value....1 2nd or 3rd rounder won't do it...A Young Starting caliber ILB and 2 additional picks may(with one being a 3rd)...but nothing less than that...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 23, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

small problem... they don't have a 2nd rounder... it's a mistake... actually going to give him away for a 3rd... we should at least get something for next year, but when there is only 1 buyer, makes things difficult.

Posted by: tony325 | April 23, 2010 4:48 PM

I just copy/paste from PFT as written. I didn't think that they had a 2nd but with all the misinformation (tks Bean) there seems to have been a lot of biters.

JLA on NFL NETWORK was very, very emphatic about this and will cry all night if it doesn't happen. Maybe he should try to get on ESPN. He would fit in with Mel Kiper and the other 5th rate panel members that soooooo many peeps are having to watch. I really feel sorry for all of you that don't get NFL Network.

HTTR

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 23, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Time to try an experiment. Write me a check for $30million. Give me a couple of weeks and I let you know how motivated I am.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 23, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

JLA on NFL NETWORK was very, very emphatic about this and will cry all night if it doesn't happen. Maybe he should try to get on ESPN. He would fit in with Mel Kiper and the other 5th rate panel members that soooooo many peeps are having to watch. I really feel sorry for all of you that don't get NFL Network.

HTTR

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 23, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse


I get it, but I prefer to watch the draft at the local watering hole, to let all of the eagle fans know that my McNabb jersey in on pre-order..

The response: "I hope we beat you 34-31 but McNabb throws for 4TDs"

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 23, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Here's Jasno's whole story on Haynesworth this afternoon:

"Jason La Canfora
Haynesworth deal expected to come down Friday
Posted: April 23rd, 2010 | Jason La Canfora | Tags: 2010 NFL Draft, Albert Haynesworth, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins

NEW YORK — Team and league sources remain convinced that the Redskins will trade DT Albert Haynesworth on Friday, most likely to the Titans for a third-round draft pick.

Despite various denials from multiple teams, the sources said the Redskins are still shopping Haynesworth and have held recent conversations with the Lions, Titans and Vikings.

The Lions’ interest was quelled for good Thursday night after they drafted DT Ndamukong Suh No. 2 overall, but people within the Redskins’ organization still view the Vikings, who have fears about DT Pat Williams’ age and future, and the Titans, with whom Haynesworth spent his career before 2009, as potential landing spots.

The Redskins have hoped to receive more than a third-round pick for Haynesworth, but that has proven difficult, if not impossible. The Titans don’t have a second-round pick, though the Vikings have two.

Haynesworth would be ecstatic about a return to Tennessee, according to league sources, and would be willing to alter his contract to facilitate a deal. He isn’t interested in playing nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme, and that problem will not resolve itself.

The Redskins have accrued several veteran 3-4 linemen in recent weeks and are eager to accumulate a pick Friday, as they don’t pick again until the fourth round Saturday. Haynesworth is seen as their only real trading chip because shipping off Jason Campbell isn’t likely until after teams draft quarterbacks this weekend.

Several executives from other teams don’t anticipate the Redskins receiving more than the 77th overall pick for Haynesworth and also expect him to be traded Friday."

Boy is that a crappy trade. 3rd round? That stinks. We should definitely keep him if that's the market.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 23, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I'd bet that Hayneworth will still be a Redskin after the draft....I'm not convinced about this divorce just yet....I see Hayneworth trying to get out and Shanny not giving him what he wants unless he gets eqaul or greater value....1 2nd or 3rd rounder won't do it...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 23, 2010 4:52 PM

That's what I'm thinking as well. Shanahan doesn't seem like one to jettison a high caliber player for pennies on the dollar.

Posted by: skinswest | April 23, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I don't think the redskin locker room players will miss the big fella, he didn't exactly endear himself to his teamates over his time in washington. Shanny is a tyrant the ultimate show of power and stubburness being demonstrated by the HC. House cleaning almost done. I've heard Vinny C prediction about Claussen, he shouldn't fall past the first 5 picks is what he said......genius pure genius.

Posted by: sthai75 | April 23, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

hate to say it, but Bugel was a big problem last year. The game passed him by about 10 years ago. The O line will be fine now.

Posted by: astrober1

Of course ten years is about the last time the skins took a LT in the first round. Too bad they didn't take another until after Buges retired.

Posted by: skinswest | April 23, 2010 4:52 PM
=============
Someone forgot to tell Shanny... Shanahan offered Buges to stay on as the OLine Coach before he offered it to Forester.
Buges wasnt the problem.. Not being able to "buy his groceries" (pick his players) was the problem. And not having a GM that would select an OLine player in the early rounds (2 picked the past 8 years) was a big problem too.

Buges strength as a great coach is what ironically hurt him... Snyder and Vinny figured they could find lower round OLine bargains that a great coach, such as he, could coach up into top talent.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 23, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

I almost wonder if getting rid of AH, in return for anything at all, would be addition by subtraction. He's proving to be little more than a huge distraction, and I don't see it getting much better. He needs to buy into Haslett's defense in order to succeed, and it doesn't seem like he's interested.

If he was the Skins' only playmaker on defense, I'd be worried, but somehow I think they'd be fine without him.

Posted by: acoberst1 | April 23, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

zcezcest1

"Mostly, I'd like to see Albert stay and see Shanahan get the most out of him."

I say the best thing for the team would be to hold on to AH.

But the new FO team didn't sign him, sees him as a trading chip, and will take what they can get for him.

Will it be to the titans?, rams?, or saints?: we don't know where AH go or even if he will.

But if T Cody or some other stud comes back in return, we'll forget all about whatever AH could ever have meant to us.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 23, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Keith Null is nothing.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 23, 2010 4:46 PM

Except for a first name.

Posted by: dcsween | April 23, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Adam Schefter just tweeted that he is "once again" being told that AH is not going to be traded. He does not say who is telling him that, though.

Posted by: manlius1 | April 23, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

tick tock, tick tock...

(cue the chime from "For a Few Dollars More")

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 23, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Also change your name...Skins have a GM now.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 23, 2010 3:14 PM
=================
who? Bruce Allen has said he is a cap manager.
The Head Coach is the GM on the Skins.. However, its far better than what we had ...

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 23, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

From Adam Schefter via Tweet

"Once again, told that Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth is not being traded."

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 23, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Adam Schefter just tweeted that he is "once again" being told that AH is not going to be traded. He does not say who is telling him that, though.

Posted by: manlius1 | April 23, 2010 5:12 PM

There's plenty of time to trade AH. Training camp doesn't start until July. One or two more picks in this draft isn't going to make much difference this year and will make zero difference in the long run.

Posted by: League-Source | April 23, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: acoberst1 | April 23, 2010 5:07 PM


Yeah because our defense is chock full of difference making playmakers. Do we even have three playmakers outside of AH?

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 23, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo, McIntosh and Landry. Anyway, nose tackle in a 3-4 isn't really a playmaker, so all they really need is any old slab of beef to clog up the middle, and not necessarily the $100 Million Man.

Posted by: acoberst1 | April 23, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo, McIntosh and Landry. Anyway, nose tackle in a 3-4 isn't really a playmaker, so all they really need is any old slab of beef to clog up the middle, and not necessarily the $100 Million Man.

Posted by: acoberst1 | April 23, 2010 5:22 PM

agreed about the slab of beef.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 23, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

dcsween

"Keith Null is nothing....Except for a first name."

Very

Very

Very Punny.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 23, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Also change your name...Skins have a GM now.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 23, 2010 3:14 PM
=================
who? Bruce Allen has said he is a cap manager.
The Head Coach is the GM on the Skins.. However, its far better than what we had ...

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 23, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse
interesting...Yes you are right...He is a good cap manager...but what has his job in the nfl been for year. General Manager.....whats is his position with the Skins general manager....

So a what point did you conclude he is not the Gerneral Manager?

Posted by: leevi98 | April 23, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Yeah because our defense is chock full of difference making playmakers. Do we even have three playmakers outside of AH?

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer

NO, we don't. Its amazing that some of the bloggas continue to believe AH should be traded for a 2nd or 3rd round pick. Unproven talent for an All-Pro?

The most dominant DT in the league is worth more. Make it work Shanny.

Posted by: dcwun | April 23, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Shanny interview on NFL NETWORK coming up.

Lets see if all the JLA crystal balling is in the same universe.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 23, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: acoberst1 | April 23, 2010 5:22 PM

Although both solid, I dont think Rocky Mac and Orakpo are playmakers. A great deal of Orakpo's success can be attributed to AH. If the skins are smart the will use AH like Ngata is used in Baltimore. Ngata makes things happen for Suggs and Lewis. In any event a 3rd round pick for AH is a fail.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 23, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

interesting...Yes you are right...He is a good cap manager...but what has his job in the nfl been for year. General Manager.....whats is his position with the Skins general manager....

So a what point did you conclude he is not the Gerneral Manager?

Posted by: leevi98 | April 23, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse
--------------------------

You are arguing with a guy who countered your assertion that 'our GM is our GM' with the assertion that 'our coach is our GM' to support his position that 'Skins need a GM'.

Before long he's going to be attacking you for ever insinuating that the Skins current GM is understaffed, and you will wake up like the boys in the Hangover, wondering why you have a headache and how you arrived in your current situation.

Cheers!

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 23, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: acoberst1 | April 23, 2010 5:22 PM

Although both solid, I dont think Rocky Mac and Orakpo are playmakers. A great deal of Orakpo's success can be attributed to AH. If the skins are smart the will use AH like Ngata is used in Baltimore. Ngata makes things happen for Suggs and Lewis. In any event a 3rd round pick for AH is a fail.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 23, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, I wonder how many of Orakpo's sacks came when Hayney was in? I can count 4 against Oakland when Hayney didn't play. Amy other's?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 23, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

"Shanny interview on NFL NETWORK coming up."


Main points:

Tebow is a closet athiest.

"Okung!!!!" posts are a thing of the past.

D McNabb is better than Jason Campbell even on a 5 interception multiple centersnap fumbles day.

The sexiest redskin cheerleader is the 1st one to sit on his lap.

mistamoe's posts are not funny.

Dan Snyder is shorter than any Hobbit he's ever coached.

Albert Haynesworth will not be traded.

One of these comments is something he actually said.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 23, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Shanny very definitively stated Haynesworth will not be traded.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 23, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Esiason (sp): is there any truth to the rumors going around about AH going for draft picks/players.

Shanny: No. There have been a lot of RUMORS runing rampant around but we are not going to trade AH. He's a REDSKIN.

(paraphrased)

Back in the corner, JLA was seen wiping his eyes and stamping his foot. JR was seen holding he kleenex box and patting JLA on the back, mouthing (THERE, THERE, ITS OK).

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 23, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

and Lewis. In any event a 3rd round pick for AH is a fail.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 23, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

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Agree... nothing like paying 40 million for a 3rd rounder. I said #2 & conditional for 2011 just like McNabb. Unless someone like the Colts want to give us a 2011 first rounder which would be about a #25 - 32 pick.

Posted by: tony325 | April 23, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Adam Schefter just tweeted that he is "once again" being told that AH is not going to be traded. He does not say who is telling him that, though.

Posted by: manlius1 | April 23, 2010 5:12 PM

It's kind of complicated to figure this out, but if you go to his twitter page, he links back to us here at RI. The sentiment has definitely shifted since TWISI (or was it pft) posted the bit about Hayesworth for a second round pick ... and then to a third round pick.

We said we want more than a third round pick. So Schefter is just relaying that. I'm not sure how he was able to get the metrics so precisely. Maybe from 4-12. 4-12 is actually just a computer (a sentient artificial intelligence, but a computer nonetheless).

Posted by: dcsween | April 23, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Shanny was very clear about not trading him. So much for JLaC OR Shanny holding out for better deal. Either way, makes it more fun tonight.

Posted by: will_ga | April 23, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 23, 2010 5:37 PM |

Your posts are actually much more thought provoking that most.

That was very funny.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 23, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Shanny was very clear about not trading him. So much for JLaC OR Shanny holding out for better deal. Either way, makes it more fun tonight.

Posted by: will_ga | April 23, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

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Everyone here... check in on the RI for Redskins updates... but lets turn to Comcast SportsNET & watch the Caps clinch!!! LET's GO CAPS!!!

Posted by: tony325 | April 23, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Also change your name...Skins have a GM now.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 23, 2010 3:14 PM
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who? Bruce Allen has said he is a cap manager.
The Head Coach is the GM on the Skins.. However, its far better than what we had ...

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 23, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse
interesting...Yes you are right...He is a good cap manager...but what has his job in the nfl been for year. General Manager.....whats is his position with the Skins general manager....

So a what point did you conclude he is not the Gerneral Manager?
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hol-y crap.. I am just saying what BA said, he is the cap manager (I think he said capologist?)..I know he was GM with other teams in the past..But, by all appearances, Shanahan is acting as the GM. Anyway..Who cares".. blind cripple crazy would be better than Vinny. And I took the handle when the Skins had no GM....but just a "Executive assistant vice president of personnel and racquet ball buddy to the Owner". chill out Levi....it was partly facetious......

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 23, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Shanny very definitively stated Haynesworth will not be traded.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 23, 2010 5:37 PM

And Jason LaCanfora very definitively was he will be traded. Hard to know who to believe, isn't it?

Posted by: League-Source | April 23, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tiTzQoEWDw&feature=related

we'll know in a few minutes whether the second round is worth watching or not...

love the spaghetti westerns.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 23, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: League-Source | April 23, 2010 5:47 PM


I think they are both correct. I think AH was/is on the block. But once we said we need J.Brown and your second round pick, the Saints told us to kick rocks. Additionally Shanahan wants to make it known, that he requires more than a 3rd rounder for AH. So AH will not be traded...for a third anyway.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 23, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

blind cripple crazy

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 23, 2010 5:47 PM

When I was a young sailor that was our motto:

Blind, cripple or crazy

If they are in wheelchairs, we'll wheel'em

Brings back some fond memories from places around that world.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 23, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Shanny very definitively stated Haynesworth will not be traded.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 23, 2010 5:37 PM

A former President very definitively stated "I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky."

The President was trying to keep his job. The coach here is just trying to manage a team.

Posted by: dcsween | April 23, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Shanny very definitively stated Haynesworth will not be traded.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 23, 2010 5:37 PM

And Jason LaCanfora very definitively was he will be traded.

Posted by: League-Source | April 23, 2010 5:47 PM

Male announcer: The red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the white zone.
Female announcer: No, the white zone is for loading of passengers and there is no stopping in a RED zone.
Male announcer: The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There's never stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: Don't you tell me which zone is for loading, and which zone is for stopping!

Posted by: 4-12 | April 23, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tiTzQoEWDw&feature=related

we'll know in a few minutes whether the second round is worth watching or not...

love the spaghetti westerns.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 23, 2010 5:49 PM
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funny moodly..
Best one..
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.
Which also summarizes what the Skins have left in this draft with no one willing to trade with them.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 23, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

JLA was just on and made a statement about the attributes of a player and why he'll go a a particular team.

Mike Mayock just rolled his eyes and shot down everything that JLA just said.

TOO FUNNY

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | April 23, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Best one..
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.
Which also summarizes what the Skins have left in this draft with no one willing to trade with them.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 23, 2010 5:55 PM

true! but I still think "For a Few Dollars More" is the best... very gritty and suspenseful. GBU was a little too episodic, maybe because Sergio Leone finally had a budget that exceeded the previous two combined.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 23, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone think we'll get a RT in Round 4? Bruce Campbell and Kyle Calloway are on the board.

Posted by: ColumbiaUSkins | April 23, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Campbell put up impressive numbers at the combine, but analyst say he is not a great player. If they are over analyzing him and the Skins feel he is of quality, I say we go get him in the 4th. His speed, strength, and agility make him ideal for the finesse type cut back line style the Shanahan uses. Getting our OL settled for the next 10-12 years would be great. Everything on offense depends on our line. Protection, run blocking, timing all need the line to work. Half fixing the line means we are still at a disadvantage. Have you seen what the Giants did with their defensive line? We need guys who can play on our OL or we will get killed when it counts.

Posted by: 1bmffwb | April 23, 2010 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Go get Bruce campbell at 103 and go from there, George Selvie from usf in the fifth that would make me feel better about this draft than i do now.

Posted by: dakel76 | April 24, 2010 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Well we'll see. If they play him at his natural spot than he's going to do his job. Sad that when fans get mad at the Front Office, and the lack of coaching for the last 2 years, they tend to take it out on players. I hope Blache will watch the games on Sundays and see that he screwed up. I expect to see Romo on his back alot on September 12th!!!

11 more days left in Iraq!!!!!

Posted by: WARPATH85 | April 24, 2010 5:23 AM | Report abuse

WARTATH85, Thank you for fighting for our freedom!! I say hang in there and let the haters roll off your back bro! I think that Shanny knows what he is doing and things will be different this year.
HAIL TO THE REDSKINS !

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | April 24, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Oops, I meant WARPATH85

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | April 24, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

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