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Fletcher's chances rest with Saints; Carter is 2nd alternate

There is a chance that London Fletcher could play in his first Pro Bowl after all. Fletcher was named a first alternate to the NFC's team, which might not have meant a whole lot in past years. But this year, the Pro Bowl is being played one week before the Super Bowl, so any players who have a role in deciding the league's championship will sit out the all-star game.

What does that mean for Fletcher? Well, if New Orleans reaches the Super Bowl, linebacker Jonathan Vilma would be unable to play in the Pro Bowl -- clearing a path for the first alternate.

Fletcher has never played in the Pro Bowl but was a third alternate each of the past two seasons. He was also alternate in 2002, 2005 and 2006.

Andre Carter has been chosen to the team as a second alternate. Minnesota's Jared Allen, Carolina's Julius Peppers and Philadelphia's Trent Cole were selected ahead of Carter to play defensive end for the NFC's team.

By Rick Maese  |  December 30, 2009; 11:36 AM ET
 
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Go fletch...

Posted by: watchingfromasia | December 30, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ADAM BOONE GIVE THIS A SHOT SIGN HIM OFF THE 49'ERS PRACTICE SQUAD SEE WHAT HE CAN DO ON OL

Posted by: robertg238 | December 30, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ADAM BOONE GIVE THIS A SHOT SIGN HIM OFF THE 49'ERS PRACTICE SQUAD SEE WHAT HE CAN DO ON OL

Posted by: robertg238 | December 30, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ADAM BOONE GIVE THIS A SHOT SIGN HIM OFF THE 49'ERS PRACTICE SQUAD SEE WHAT HE CAN DO ON OL

Posted by: robertg238 | December 30, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ADAM BOONE GIVE THIS A SHOT SIGN HIM OFF THE 49'ERS PRACTICE SQUAD SEE WHAT HE CAN DO ON OL

Posted by: robertg238 | December 30, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ADAM BOONE GIVE THIS A SHOT SIGN HIM OFF THE 49'ERS PRACTICE SQUAD SEE WHAT HE CAN DO ON OL

Posted by: robertg238 | December 30, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Pro-Bowl before the Super Bowl? Brilliant, this makes no sense to me

Posted by: Skins281 | December 30, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

5 posts in a row, in caps no less...

Posted by: mattylight | December 30, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Fletch may be the 1st guy in history to make the Hall of Fame without ever playing in a Pro Bowl (excluding coaches and front office types, of course).

Posted by: boothintexas | December 30, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Wait, I knew the Pro Bowl was in Miami, but it's BEFORE the Super Bowl too? Umm, okay.

Posted by: suzannepdc | December 30, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I just started reading the earlier posts re HoF and Pro Bowl. Sorry for the redundancy. Did you hear we lost to Dallas on Sunday?

Posted by: boothintexas | December 30, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

So does this technically count as a 'Pro Bowl season' then? I would assume it still does for Vilma, even though he wouldn't play.

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 30, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

5 posts in a row, in caps no less...

Posted by: mattylight | December 30, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, and wrong name, to boot. It's ALEX Boone.

Posted by: AdamCr | December 30, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

If I were LFB...I wouldn't play...

Alternate...Spalternate...


And I have NEVER seen a player go in the HOF with out multiple probowl selections...

MULTIPLE

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 30, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

5 posts in a row, in caps no less...

Posted by: mattylight | December 30, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Give that man an exploding cigar.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 30, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

When Fletch makes his Hall of Fame speech, he should thank specific coaches and teammates as well as his fan base. And rip the Pro Bowl system and selection committee on how this thing is a FARCE and that in order for you to get recognize is be a stupid HIGH PRICED PAID PRI-MADDONA that plays for the paycheck rather than the game and gets themselves in trouble all the time.

He needs to advice other young players to go back to realizing why football was soooo much fun in order for them to be great.

GO FLETCH, YOU'RE A TRUE REDSKIN! He'll retire as a Redskin, and I'm glad he's a Redskin and hopefully be healthy for the next 5 more years to lead this org to the right direction.

I know Fletch and Orakpo will change the culture on this Skins defense that has been abysmal and an embarassment for the last decade under the tyrant that is SNYDER!

Posted by: datruth21 | December 30, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, and wrong name, to boot. It's ALEX Boone.

Posted by: AdamCr | December 30, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Adam Boone is the guy with the coonskin cap right? Maybe he's the guy that wants us to switch to natural gas and cover the enitre state of nevada with a wind farm.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 30, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

With all due respect, London just needs to sit down and quit politicking for it. If anyone else gets the nod, it should be a rep from a winning squad.

Posted by: Vic1 | December 30, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ADAM BOONE GIVE THIS A SHOT SIGN HIM OFF THE 49'ERS PRACTICE SQUAD SEE WHAT HE CAN DO ON OL

Posted by: robertg238 | December 30, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ADAM BOONE GIVE THIS A SHOT SIGN HIM OFF THE 49'ERS PRACTICE SQUAD SEE WHAT HE CAN DO ON OL

Posted by: robertg238 | December 30, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ADAM BOONE GIVE THIS A SHOT SIGN HIM OFF THE 49'ERS PRACTICE SQUAD SEE WHAT HE CAN DO ON OL

Posted by: robertg238 | December 30, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ADAM BOONE GIVE THIS A SHOT SIGN HIM OFF THE 49'ERS PRACTICE SQUAD SEE WHAT HE CAN DO ON OL

Posted by: robertg238 | December 30, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ADAM BOONE GIVE THIS A SHOT SIGN HIM OFF THE 49'ERS PRACTICE SQUAD SEE WHAT HE CAN DO ON OL

Posted by: robertg238 | December 30, 2009 11:48 AM


DSL... it's a b*tch.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

"Fletch may be the 1st guy in history to make the Hall of Fame without ever playing in a Pro Bowl (excluding coaches and front office types, of course)."
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Hmmm. How many did Jim Thorpe play?

Also, I love Fletcher, but (sorry to pee on everyone's parade) I doubt he has much of a shot at the HOF. I mean, Chris Hanburger couldn't even make it, and it was a struggle to get Art Monk in.

Fletcher's really good, but I think the HOF is looking for greatness, not just really goodness. (Yes, we can debate whether everyone in the HOF achieved greatness, but still, thinking London has a good chance is a little naive.) He's always dependable, but only occasionally is he a game-changer. Similarly, he's played on some good defenses, but none I'd consider dominant.

Posted by: closer44 | December 30, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

4th, that's what I'm saying: anybody who thinks LFB has a realistic shot at the HoF is ignoring the history of HoF elections in the Pro Bowl era... good grief, we spent what seemed like a lifetime waiting for Art Monk to get in, and he went to three Pro Bowls, was an All-Pro twice, won three SBs and had a bunch of meaningful records when he retired...

Look, I love LFB, and I'm proud he's been on our D these past few years, and I think he may "deserve" serious Hall of Fame consideration, but I find it hard to believe he's ever going to don one of those ugly yellow-gold jackets...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Pro-Bowl before the Super Bowl? Brilliant, this makes no sense to me

Posted by: Skins281 | December 30, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, a little nonesensical, but think of it this way - It's the week before the Super Bowl; the NBA is kind of in its doldrums, mid-season, NCAA conference play is just heating up and it's a cold January Sunday afternoon - no other football on.

Will you watch?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | December 30, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

So do you guys think Snyder will can Zorn on Sunday or wait until Monday?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 30, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

"GO FLETCH, YOU'RE A TRUE REDSKIN! He'll retire as a Redskin, and I'm glad he's a Redskin and hopefully be healthy for the next 5 more years to lead this org to the right direction."

1) I still haven't a clue as to what this true Redskin is. I was always under the impression that if you suit up in the burgundy and gold colors you were a Redskin. Period.

2) Fletcher is 34 years old. I seriously doubt he'll be playing for another five years. I don't know ANY beastly 39 year old MLBs.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

PASkinsfan, you're thinking of Aaron Boone. He hit a home run in that devastating loss at the Alamo.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Nate,
for the record I am not saying LFB will be a first ballot pro-bowl guy, but he will get in at some point. I mean they have to remove the cap on who gets in each year.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 30, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, there's an Aaron Boone Memorial Rest Step on I-10 between Houston and San Antonio.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | December 30, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

"Fletch may be the 1st guy in history to make the Hall of Fame without ever playing in a Pro Bowl (excluding coaches and front office types, of course)."
-------

Hmmm. How many did Jim Thorpe play?

Good question. This is from Wikipedia's entry on Thorpe:
Although the team went 3–6 in 1922,[32] and 1–10 in 1923,[33] Thorpe played well and was selected to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's first All-NFL team in 1923 (the Press-Gazette's team would later be formalized by the NFL as the league's official All-NFL team in 1931).[34]

Posted by: boothintexas | December 30, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Too bad before 1994 they didn't even consider tackles to be an official stat.

1500 tackles is still a lot.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Sacks too Red....

Than maybe MAnley would be in the HOF, because he would have been the leader until future/current HOfer Reggie White would've past him at a later point...

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 30, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Hit refresh. Carter is second alternate to the NFC team.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | December 30, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

alex, if I were the type of person that has the kind of memory necessary to do this, I could probably name a dozen dudes who have had careers comparable to LFB's and who, like him, are unlikely to be realistic candidates for the Hall.

It's not a knock on LFB at all, I just think that as Skins fans we tend to be blinded to the reality of the thing...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I really dont get why the NFL would move the probowl before the superbowl when alot of your players generally come from the two teams that make the superbowl. So now they cant play? This is some ass backwards sh!t. Did the government get involved in this decision?

Posted by: Skins281 | December 30, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

PASkinsfan, you're thinking of Aaron Boone. He hit a home run in that devastating loss at the Alamo.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

If he could stop a double move he'd still be alive and Texas would be independent.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 30, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

LBF didn't make the Pro Bowl. Yawn. Get to the playoffs, and I might care about the snubbing. Middle linebackers are expected to be leaders. Ray Lewis controls his locker room. Is London Fletcher a leader? London Fletcher can't keep idiots like Haynesworth from popping off when the team is down? London Fletcher can't keep his fellow defensive players from quitting against the Giants and Cowboys? When you are a key player on a loser team, you are often perceived as a loser.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | December 30, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Everyone else is talking about it, so I figure we should join in too: REDSKINS ALL-DECADE TEAM!

I just wish it wasn't such a sh*tty decade.

Here's my picks:

Offense:

QB-Jason Campbell
RB-Clinton Portis (barely edging Stephen Davis)
FB-Mike Sellers
WR-Santana Moss
WR-Rod Gardner (yeah, it was THAT bad)
TE-Chris Cooley
LT-Chris Samuels
LG-Derrick Dockery
C-Casey Rabach
RG-Randy Thomas
RT-Jon Jansen

Defense:

RE-Bruce Smith
DT-Cornelius Griffin
DT-Dan Wilkinson
LE-Marco Coleman
WLB-LaVar Arrington
MLB-London Fletcher
SLB-Marcus Washington
CB-Champ Bailey
CB-Shawn Springs
FS-Sean Taylor
SS-Sam Shade

K-Shaun Suisham (yeah, it's been THAT bad)
P-Bryan Barker
KR/PR-Rock Cartwright

Wow, what an awful decade we just had...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 30, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Repost...

It's a popularity contest. But if I had to be objective and quantify this alleged outrage…this is why Fletch didn't make it.

1. Skins are 4-11.
2. Willis is easily the best MLB in the game. (1 spot gone)
3. Beason is having a better season (bigger snub than Fletch)
4. Vilma is on a team that is 13-2 and having a better season.
5. Rudd, Lofton, & Laurninaitis, are having similar seasons.

So there you have it. Fletch is on a team that is 4-11 and has been the 4th-8th best MLB in the NFC this season. Only 2 MLBs make it.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 29, 2009 8:42 PM

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 30, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

brownwood, that was about as depressing as anything I've seen up here in three and a half years of RI.

Nice friggin' decade, Snyder...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

alex, if I were the type of person that has the kind of memory necessary to do this, I could probably name a dozen dudes who have had careers comparable to LFB's and who, like him, are unlikely to be realistic candidates for the Hall.
It's not a knock on LFB at all, I just think that as Skins fans we tend to be blinded to the reality of the thing...
Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 12:29 PM

I can name a dozen redskins who had similar careers (IMO) and won’t get in the hall: granted, a few might be a stretch….
Dave Butz
Joe Jacoby
Charles Mann
Joe Thiesmann
Gary Clark
Chris Hanburger
Brian Mitchell
Larry Brown
Ricky Sanders
Chris Samuels (he may get in, though)
Billy Kilmer
Neal Olckiewitz (sp?)

Also, anyone who plays for 20 years in the NFL should get in automatically, so throw Ray Brown in there too (and Jim Marshall- Vikings).

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Sacks too Red....

Than maybe MAnley would be in the HOF, because he would have been the leader until future/current HOfer Reggie White would've past him at a later point...

Posted by: 4thFloor


Deacon Jones would've still been ahead of Manley.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Sacks too Red....
Than maybe MAnley would be in the HOF, because he would have been the leader until future/current HOfer Reggie White would've past him at a later point...
Posted by: 4thFloor

Deacon Jones would've still been ahead of Manley.
Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 12:43 PM

Have they ever posted an unofficial total of what Deacon Jones’ sack count would have been if it had been official? Just curious….

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Attaboy, dlhaze, thanks for covering my lazy butt with that list... and as you noted, that's just players who played most or all of their career with the Skins... there are probably dozens more from across the league.

Brian Mitchell may be the closest to LFB on that list... only one Pro Bowl, but a guy every Redskin fan loves... a guy we counted on for a decade... and a guy who may or may not get serious consideration for the HoF, despite what many of us (Redskin fans) perceive as overwhelming evidence that he "deserves" to get in.

Conversely, I think Chris Samuels may have a good shot at the HoF, though I can't say for sure whether he "deserves" it given his standing among the OTs of this era... blasphemy, for sure, and I don't mean to convey that I haven't loved having him anchor that end of the line since he was drafted. I just don't think of him as a "great" NFL player in the Hall of Fame sense.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Campbell needs to step out of his shell and become a vocal leader for the offense if we resign him. I'm not asking a leopard to change his spots- we all know he'll never be Broadway Joe in the personality dept- but he does need to become a more vocal leader and show some emotion. I love his character and ability to stay calm. And actions surely speak louder than words. But every now and then the general needs to be heard as well as seen.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | December 30, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

haze, says here PFW added them up to 173 and a half.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deacon_Jones

And this, also from the wikipedia:
Annual Sack Totals
1961 8,
1962 12,
1963 6,
1964 22,
1965 19,
1966 18,
1967 21,
1968 22,
1969 15,
1970 12,
1971 4½,
1972 6,
1973 5,
1974 3
(Source: St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins Media Guides)

Even if those numbers are dubious, most of those were fourteen-game seasons... amazing stuff...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Deacon Jones unoffical sack total is between 173 and 175. He played in 196 games.

I didn't know he played for the 'Skins...

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Adam Boone is the guy with the coonskin cap right? Maybe he's the guy that wants us to switch to natural gas and cover the enitre state of nevada with a wind farm.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 30, 2009 12:07 PM

You're thinking of T B(o)one Pickens, the chimera product of a drug-fueled lost weekend of 'familiarity' shared by Slim Pickens and T-Bone Burnett.

Sorry the season sucked so badly guys, but there's always next year.

Posted by: Redcoat | December 30, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Eagles & Chargers in the Superbowl this year.

Book it.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 30, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

but there's always next year.

the rally cry for all skins fans....rc, how goes it??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 1:08 PM

He was sick…..in a seven year span he had 129 sacks….. almost 18.5 per year. Can you imagine? And it says he was a 14th round pick.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

the rally cry for all skins fans....rc, how goes it??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

The offseason is our season!!!

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 30, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

oe, who do you have winning that abomination....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

haze, I was wrong -- during Deacon Jones' entire career the NFL regular season was 14 games long. Though I'm not sure if those sack totals included playoff games.

Over-the-Hill Gang, Red!

Look, it's Redcoat!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Deacon Jones Annual Sack Totals
1961 8,
1962 12,
1963 6,
1964 22,
1965 19,
1966 18,
1967 21,
1968 22,
1969 15,
1970 12,
1971 4½,
1972 6,
1973 5,
1974 3
(Source: St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins Media Guides)

Just thinking about these numbers makes you wonder how much money he would be making in today’s NFL……of course looking at the above timeline, Dan Snyder and Vinny would have signed him to a $150 million contract right before the 1971 season…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

i'd take Brad johnson over JC! Brad Johnson, the only QB the skins have had to lead them to the playoffs, a win in the playoffs and came ohhsoclose to the nfc championship game (in the past 18 years)!

i'd take brad johnson limping, one arm limped over jc....

what are we talking about?

Posted by: dealer1 | December 30, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

He was sick…..in a seven year span he had 129 sacks….. almost 18.5 per year. Can you imagine? And it says he was a 14th round pick.


Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 1:16 PM

And don't forget the patented Deacon Jones "head slap".

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 30, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I'd take that, etrod. That would be a hell of a game, and I would not be rooting against either team. But do you really think a Norv team can win two games in the same postseason?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

oe, who do you have winning that abomination....
Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 1:19 PM

Heh, heh…..Greg, tell us again why the Eagles are going to suck this year ;)

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

OE, i don't know about the chargers but Eagles are a definite. and i suspect they will employ Vick in formations in the playoffs that D's have not seen in the regular season.

Posted by: dealer1 | December 30, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

oe, who do you have winning that abomination....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse


Eagles finally get the monkey off their back but don't book that part. I can't see Norv winning a Superbowl...maybe I don't want to.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 30, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

eagles will win despite mcnaab not because of him. rember the superbowl against the patsies? he gave away that game and then started to play well once they were down two scores in the 4th like someone we know...

Posted by: dealer1 | December 30, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I think Peyton wins his second super bowl this year.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 30, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

oe, bite your tongue....thats shameful to think that...

dl, yeah, I'm the only one who's ever wrong up here, losing Runyan/Thomas/LJ Smith among others, and trading for one of the worst starting tackles in the NFL, and westbrook coming off injuries/surgeries..I have no IDEA how I could have thought the eagles wouldn't be good....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I am legitimately excited for the Iggles to get things started by beating the crap out of the Cowboys on Sunday... giving the Iggles a bye week and the #2 seed and sending the Cowboys on the road to get beaten by either the Cards or the Vikes.

F Dallas

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 30, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

The key for the Chargers will be beating New England, a team that has had their number in the playoffs in recent years. I don't think they will have a problem beating the Colts in the AFC championship game.

Philly vs New Orleans has the makings of one of the greatest playoff games of all time but I think NO has already peaked, as have the Vikings.

I also look forward to a potential Green Bay/AZ matchup.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 30, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Leach fired. What a goat rope down there.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 30, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Say what you want about JCampbell, but never underestimate his heart. Just like another no 17 that was abused by Tampa Bay, regroup in the USFL,traded to the Skins only to enjoy a spectacular career, this could be another history in the making, trade or release him, we shall all leave to see.

Posted by: abxinc | December 30, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Hola guys. Just a brief drive-by. I have to admit, the last few weeks of local sports radio have been worth a listen if only for the comedy factor...

What are the latest outlandish Redskins rumo(u)rs?

Posted by: Redcoat | December 30, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

rc, check out PFT, they ALWAYS have a crazy rumor or two....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Say what you want about JCampbell, but never underestimate his heart. Just like another no 17 that was abused by Tampa Bay, regrouped in the USFL,traded to the Skins only to enjoy a spectacular career, this could be another history in the making, trade or release him, we will all live to see.

Posted by: abxinc | December 30, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

colts will lose the first playoff game they play in.

Posted by: dealer1 | December 30, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat

You win the Obscure Reference of the Day award for mentioning Slim Pickens. Gold old Majot T.J. "King" Kong.

"Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human bein's if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelin's about nuclear combat."

Posted by: rgj21 | December 30, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat

You win the Obscure Reference of the Day award for mentioning Slim Pickens. Gold old Major T.J. "King" Kong.

"Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human bein's if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelin's about nuclear combat."

Posted by: rgj21 | December 30, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

As long as Dallas loses I will be happy, but since I live up here I can’t get behind rooting for Philly except against Dallas. But I agree that Saints and Viks are both sliding and appear pretty vulnerable, so the Eags may just pull it off. I guess I am rooting for Norv and the Chargers from here on out…..

Funny how Collinsworth started off the media slurp-fest for Dallas the other night by bringing up how they have a good shot at a 1st rd bye before they had even finished off the skins…..here we go.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

The division winning Bengals got no PBers.

Posted by: Realness1 | December 30, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

6 time pro bowl alternate

a good reason to pull for the Saints

Saints in, Fletcher in

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 30, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to make the case for the pro bowl to be the week before the super bowl. I haven't actually watched the pro-bowl in 3 years or so. I just don't even remember it's on. As far as my brain is concerned, football is OVER after the superbowl. It comes back for the draft, and inbetween there is nothing.

Everyone knows the game itself is a joke. Nobody is playing super hard b/c nobody wants to get hurt. It's an offensive circus and the defense plays along. The only time this would be interesting is when I'm in "football mode" where I'm used to watching football every Sunday. After the SB it's no longer football mode, I'm already used to not watching football in the week after where there is none.

Also the players can definitely appreciate not having to play football 2 weeks after the superbowl. I'm sure those guys would rather start their offseason earlier rather than later.

In summary:

1) No week of missed football for us
2) The season ends the way it's supposed to, with the championship match.
3) The players get a longer offseason

Posted by: REXskins | December 30, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

i'd take brad johnson limping, one arm limped over jc....

Posted by: dealer1 | December 30, 2009 1:22 PM


If you're talking 1999 Brad Johnson, then yes.

If we're talking 2000 Brad Johnson (and since that's the only year he played here this decade), I wouldn't.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 30, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Funny how Collinsworth started off the media slurp-fest for Dallas the other night by bringing up how they have a good shot at a 1st rd bye before they had even finished off the skins…..here we go.


Posted by: dlhaze1


They had the game won the minute they stepped off the plane. 'Skins didn't stand a chance at winning that game.

This team should be 3-13, second to worst squad in the entire NFL.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

The award is much appreciated rgi21, but I must confess obscure references are all I've got.

So anyway, when do they confirm Shanahan-a-ding-dong as your new head coach?

Posted by: Redcoat | December 30, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: REXskins | December 30, 2009 1:50 PM

Now if they would just make the super bowl on Saturday night instead of Sunday, I could get really drunk and not have to use a vacation day to get out of working the day after…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Julius Peppers with his 39 tackles and 10.5 sacks to Carter's 60 tackles and 11 sack? AH HAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: jbkulp | December 30, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Say what you want about JCampbell, but never underestimate his heart. Just like another no 17 that was abused by Tampa Bay, regrouped in the USFL,traded to the Skins only to enjoy a spectacular career, this could be another history in the making, trade or release him, we will all live to see.

Posted by: abxinc

Campbell IS the best player on the offense right now. CAMPBELL IS A WARRIOR. He is getting hammered and completing 65% of his passes through week 14. There aren't a lot of guys who can pull that off.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 30, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Now if they would just make the super bowl on Saturday night instead of Sunday, I could get really drunk and not have to use a vacation day to get out of working the day after…..


Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm consistently surprised that the Anhuaser Busch and Miller folks have not jumped on this before.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | December 30, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

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