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Fletcher Improving but Still Game-Time Decision

Jason Reid reports:

After middle linebacker London Fletcher (foot) missed practice for the third consecutive day, Jim Zorn said he would be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank Stadium.

"I think he's a little better than he was last week," Zorn said. "We'll see."

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Defensive end Andre Carter (foot) and defensive tackle Kedric Golston (bone spurs) were limited in practice.

By Cindy Boren  |  December 5, 2008; 2:30 PM ET
 
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Posted by: 4thFloor | December 5, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

From the Redskins blog:

And Jason Campbell looked solid if unremarkable today, checking down a few times and completing a nice pass to Chris Cooley in the end zone. Cooley said afterward, “Jason comes to work and works hard everyday. He’s not a guy that just shows up because he has to show up. He comes here and he works hard, and he’s very, very dependable.”

As Ryan O’Halloran recently noted in the Washington Times, wide receivers develop notoriously slowly in the NFL, and it’s hard to argue. Slowly though it may be, Devin Thomas is definitely improving. I asked him after today’s practice why that was. “I’m just trying to fly around and do everything fast. I’ve been reading my books so I know what I’m doing out there, and Jason knows I’ll be there when he looks my way. He’s starting to see me working and going harder out there, and he’s starting to trust that I’m going to be there.”

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 5, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Time for DT to step up. Damn I feel like I've been saying this since week 4.

Oh wait, I have!

Posted by: Predator48 | December 5, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Campbell has some great tools to be a great quarterback, so does 100 other potential guys. The question is does he have the mental quickness get the job done? Look carefully at his eyes this game, I guarantee you will see confusion majority of the time. I know it takes time to develop, but you have to have that sense, which I do not see. I am not degrading him just stating an opinion. Watch Flacco's eyes and compare them to Campbell's

Posted by: oldtimer4 | December 5, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

"And Jason Campbell looked solid if unremarkable today, checking down a few times and completing a nice pass to Chris Cooley in the end zone. Cooley said afterward,“Jason comes to work and works hard everyday. He’s not a guy that just shows up because he has to show up. He comes here and he works hard, and he’s very, very dependable.”"

This describes Campbell perfectly. He'll never be Michael Vick, making plays happen literally out of nowhere. He'll never be Peyton Manning, a guy that can mindf##k a defense pre-snap, and manipulate the defense into exactly what he wants. He'll never be Tom Brady, who almost never seems to make an incorrect read.

But what he will be is completely dependable. You know what you're getting out of him. And more importantly, he'll be a guy who's as good as the guys around him. Give him an offensive line that protects him, give him WRs with dependable hands and dependable route-running, and he'll pick apart a defense with the best of them. Supply him with all-pro WRs and an top-tier line, and there's no doubt in my mind Campbell would be perennial pro-bowl QB. Give him a crap o-line and shaky WRs, and he'll struggle just like Carson Palmer and Big Ben have done recently.

I truly believe this team has found their franchise QB. If our current youngsters and future draft picks can solidify the positions around him, we'll be a contender for years to come.

Posted by: psps23 | December 5, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

red, i hear you...but the participation has been pretty low up here today. think of it as a filler post or posts...vinny bashing is pretty yawny too. no one can defend vinny up here. except of course larry michael (even this statement is a cliche).

i guess it's the holiday season and people are off.

so what you have for lunch? i had teaism. buffalo burger for $9.35...the other tday i had beef kabob from same place. really good. kinda expensive but it's the cheapest good food around...

Posted by: dealer1 | December 5, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

I agree psps23. You got to give him a line that can protect him. Vick did good without out a line because of his speed which JC doesn't have. People forget what he did in the Saints game.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | December 5, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

if they lose this sunday, there's always next year. How many years have I been saying this?

We can settle in for some NBA, oh, yea right the Wizards suck too. The Hoyas are mediocre this year in a tough Big East. Hockey blows, and don't even think about talking about soccer, wretched!

Posted by: lsskinsfan | December 5, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Now we're judging qb's by their eye's. Never heard that one before, but, sure whateves.....

Personally I'd like to see Portis sit this one out. I think he's gonna get to the 'point of no return' if he keeps this up...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 5, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

i guess now is a good time for me to tell you guys that i have chosen a winner in the headsup matchup between 5 guys and in-n-out. it was close but the winner is 5 guys.

here's what i did:
had a 5 pm late lunch at dulles at 5 guys, landed in oakland around 8/9 pm...had a late dinner there at in-n-out.

Posted by: dealer1 | December 5, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

*cough* minor league football *cough*

Posted by: alex35332 | December 5, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

JC's Eyes, this point is so irrelevant.

If you look at Eli Manning in the eyes your IQ drops but he is winning.

Amazing how many Hindsight people we have on this blog

Posted by: GreatOne1 | December 5, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Shoot, Dealer, you should write that culinary adventure up for some travel magazine

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | December 5, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

"Watch Flacco's eyes and compare them to Campbell's"

Posted by: oldtimer4

If you watch their games, Campbell seems to have more rapid movement in the eyes. He looks from one WR quickly to another. It may seem like "confusion", but that's him going through his reads at a high pace because, (1) he knows he has to rid the ball quickly with a shaky o-line, and (2) because he has many reads to progress through in 4 and 5 WR sets.

Flacco plays in an almost Gibbsian system. 5 and 7 step drops, playaction, misdirection. All the while, he only has one or two reads to make because the majority of the time, they only run 2 WRs out on routes. He gets the appearance of "Joe Cool", but it's mostly because he's in a very simplified system. Now he definitely "gets it" quicker than most young QBs, but his success has been against very weak defenses (with the notable exception of the Eagles, who happened to have been dominated because of Mcnabb/Kolb turnovers). I'd put serious money on it that Joe does not look so "cool" against this secondary and Blache's almost certain blitzing.

Posted by: psps23 | December 5, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

jm220, we haven't forgotten what jc did. it's just that the defenses have adjusted and zorny hasn't made good adjustments to their adjustments. dunno what they might be other than rolling jc out or why...

against a speeding safety coming your way...jc can get away with that shoulder duck but not against an DL or a LB. they're not blowing by him...and no one is expecting him to outrun a LB...

Posted by: dealer1 | December 5, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

beuller.......beuller.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 5, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

"I'm not here to try and cause any retribution or any payback for anything else," Glass said.

mmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so 33 years for a robbery that just HAPPENED to be caught on video tape where no one got hurt? whatevers!

Posted by: dealer1 | December 5, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

john, rachel ray's already got that gig and she's already been to teaism in $40/day on meals show...

Posted by: dealer1 | December 5, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I find RRay to be somewhat attractive....I've seen pics of here on the extreme site....she has, how do you say, junk in the trunk...apologies to anyone whom this offends.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 5, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

"I'm not here to try and cause any retribution or any payback for anything else," Glass said.

mmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so 33 years for a robbery that just HAPPENED to be caught on video tape where no one got hurt? whatevers!

Posted by: dealer1 | December 5, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse


So you wish OJ had gotten a lighter sentence?

Posted by: Rusty6392 | December 5, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Beantowngreg
I can tell by that one remark you know little about being an athlete, just a Monday morning QB making comments. Don't show your ignorance.

Posted by: oldtimer4 | December 5, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I think if you have knee issues in college, your probably going to have them in the NFL, (not for long, or no fun league, take your pick)

Posted by: lsskinsfan | December 5, 2008 2:37 PM

What I don't understand is McGahee's remarkable non-re-occurrence of knee issues. I've only ever seen it on youtube, but the hit on McGahee's knee (in college) is probably one of the most disgusting, gory bits of sports injury I've ever seen. Theisman has nothing on McGahee. I still don't get how McGahee can walk, much less continue to play at a high level.

[Also, that photo of Jansen's ankle in forced double jointedness is nothing good to look at either.]

Posted by: dcsween | December 5, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

LOL, old timer....as was stated above....Eli Manning.....care to explain that one?? Didn't think so....go take a nap....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 5, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

beep beep.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 5, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

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