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Posted at 2:14 PM ET, 01/ 4/2011

Football Insider Live: What will the Redskins look like in 2011?

By Washington Post editors

Rick Maese joined LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and host Jonathan Forsythe on this week's webcast to discuss what 2010 players will likely be on the 2011 roster and how the Redskins could be remade in the offseason.

You can also download the podcast of this show or subscribe to the podcast.


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p1funk

But, Moe....Don't you want the 340lb. Carl Nicks?


I sure do.

I'm putting money in our o-line in ways Vinny put money in AH alone.

I'm re-signing J Brown after an extensive medical exam of his hip.

I'm adding starters R Kalil-center (panthers) and Carl Nicks-guard (saints).

Both players are under 27, btw.

The line:

T Williams

K Lictenslieger

R Kalil

C Nicks

J Brown

Yes, Nicks isn't the light-quick guy Shanny prefers.

But when you watch the saints, no one pushes him back into Drew Brees' face.

Nicks is Pouncey with experience, y'all.

Kalil centers a good run-blocking panther o-line.

I'd open up the checkbook for both players knowing they've had success in the NFL.

It would also allow me to take another o-line back up or two in round 5, a wr in 4, a olb/dt in round 2, and quarterback in 1.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 4, 2011 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm comfortable enough in my masculinity to say this...

Lavar is one ugly dude.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm not watching this.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 4, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

By the way, for those that didn't realize it, Santana Moss led the NFC east in receptions and yards for a Wr. He was 4th in the nfl in receptions and 10th in yards. He also had 6 Tds.

Armstrong finished with over 800 yards as a no. 2. And he was top 5 in ypc.

Cooley finished top 30 in the NFL for receptions. That's 3 players on the top 30 for receptions. Not bad for this offense.

I've made my thoughts known about the young line and their progress.

And I do believe Torain is the real deal when healthy. The trick is stating that way for him.

I'm also excited by the prospects of banks and Austin on offense. Fred Davis and Logan paulsen are top notch for their relative roles as well.

It's the perfect time for a young QB to come in and grow with this group. We aren't going to the super bowl, but there is a bright future for this offense.

Posted by: psps23 | January 4, 2011 2:24 PM | Report abuse

London Fletcher: still tackling after all these years


Fletch has been a FA success we've yet to acknowledge.

And during this time of transition, maybe a professional like him you keep.

But I'd like to see an inside 'backer with size playing alongside him next Fall.

I wonder if Henson/Riley are ready to step in should Rock walk.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 4, 2011 2:24 PM | Report abuse

If we can trade back to some team that is hard up for the 10 pick we should do it.

Then grab a top notch OL and a top notch NT or LB.

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 4, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Lavar is one ugly dude.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2011 2:21 PM

Co-sign.

He looks like sh*t.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 4, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse

"He looks like sh*t."

Played like it also.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | January 4, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Lavar is one ugly dude.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2011 2:21 PM

Co-sign.

He looks like sh*t.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 4, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse
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I don't really have a comment on all of that, but his wife is serious.

Posted by: AdamCr | January 4, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse

LaVar was like the defensive version of McNabb..... Didn't study the playbook.... Freelancer.... Out of position..... Played hard.... Poor practice habits.... Drove coaches insane

Posted by: egrib | January 4, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Lavar is one ugly dude.


Lavar: So Moe, you from Pennsylvania like me?

Moe: Yep.

Lavar: So if we homies, why you let these dudes call me ugly?

Moe: 'Cuz you are.

You look like rastafarian gorilla.

Get a haircut.

And it looks like you been diggin' up potatoes.

Get a manicure, too.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 4, 2011 2:36 PM | Report abuse

We did lead the league in big passes didn't we?

I think that's something we'll see a lot of next year again.

Plus the running game should be much improved.

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 4, 2011 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Lavar: So Moe, you from Pennsylvania like me?

Moe: Yep.

Lavar: So if we homies, why you let these dudes call me ugly?

Moe: 'Cuz you are.

You look like rastafarian gorilla.

Get a haircut.

And it looks like you been diggin' up potatoes.

Get a manicure, too.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 4, 2011 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Haha

Rastafarian gorilla.

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 4, 2011 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm not watching this.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 4, 2011 2:21 PM

You don't have to. Diesel44 likes to watch these. He'll give us an Executive Summary.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 4, 2011 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I know I'm not a RI regular in the posting sense (I have trolled for several years) and I don't want my post overlooked because of my "status".


I know we all have dream scenarios about which players we covet and who we want the front office to sign/draft, but I think the best insight is to look into what the draft and what free agency has to offer. Almost all of the areas where we need upgrades can be found in free agency with the exception of QB and NT/DT. Granted most of these are stop gaps, but you can afford stop gaps at the non critical areas until you draft or develop the replacement player.

Maybe I'm wrong but IMHO you can find solid, younger, starting quality OLBs, Back up ILBs, WRs, and yes, even O and D linemen.

Would I love Wisnewski (SP) or Pouncy(SP), hell yeah! But you can still upgrade center and guard with our burning our top picks on them, That goes for the rest of the roster too.

Thats why I think we are going QB and DT/NT/DE in the top 2 rounds. Free agency doesn't provide any sold long term upgrades at those positions. Then later we grab whatever we dont find in Free agency with our lower rounders. Add in the trades (hopefully) of McNabb and AH for 4th or 5th rounders.

Thats what I'd do, but then again, opinions are like A-holes...

Posted by: sweetsweetlou | January 4, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

By the way, for those that didn't realize it, Santana Moss led the NFC east in receptions and yards for a Wr. He was 4th in the nfl in receptions and 10th in yards. He also had 6 Tds.

Armstrong finished with over 800 yards as a no. 2. And he was top 5 in ypc.

Cooley finished top 30 in the NFL for receptions. That's 3 players on the top 30 for receptions. Not bad for this offense.

I've made my thoughts known about the young line and their progress.

And I do believe Torain is the real deal when healthy. The trick is stating that way for him.

I'm also excited by the prospects of banks and Austin on offense. Fred Davis and Logan paulsen are top notch for their relative roles as well.

It's the perfect time for a young QB to come in and grow with this group. We aren't going to the super bowl, but there is a bright future for this offense.

Posted by: psps23 | January 4, 2011 2:24 PM
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Those are great numbers for Moss and Armstrong.

You quote statistics for every player on offense except the offensive line which you qualify by saying you have given your opinion on them. Sure, let's ignore the facts and just go with your opinion on that one.

Fact: The Redskins offensive line gave up 46 sacks on the season. Only four teams in the NFL gave up more sacks.

Fact: The Redskins offensive line gave up 108 hits on the QB. Only one other team in the NFL gave up more hits on the QB.

Fact: The Redskins gained only 1,461 yards on the ground. Only two other teams had lower production in the running game.

The Redskins offensive line is not good. They need players. Jammal Brown needs a new contract and one wonders if the team will pay the kind of money he is looking for to a gimpy past-his-prime right tackle. It's the perfect time to draft a QB - if you want to see him mauled to death by defensive linemen. The team needs offensive linemen. The rebuilding process for the big guys has barely started.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 4, 2011 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Thx H8. Yeah, the WaPo's doom & gloom w/ this team is ridic. It's the antithesis of what Korny started. And it's over already.

Skins were fine this year. Not as good as we'd hoped, but on a good course.

It's fine to point out the problems, but to conclude that this years was somehow a bust or anything like it is just wrong.

they took a gamble on some things, they didn't play out. They got some good performances where they didn't expect. And the Coarch layed down the law.

Caaan yooou diiig iiiiit?

Posted by: DikShuttle | January 4, 2011 2:47 PM | Report abuse

We did lead the league in big passes didn't we?

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 4, 2011 2:36 PM

Close...third in 40+ completions...and AA had over half of them...nice!

Posted by: PlayAction | January 4, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse

The 3-4 NT from Stanford (who I told y'all to watch) looks like a good 3rd/4th round pick up......Also, Marvin Austin may be available around that time as well....

NT/DT/DE converts seem to be deep this year...It's just aout determining witch ones will be the good ones in the NFL....

Posted by: 4thFloor

noticed a post about watching Fua (NT, #92) and the few times I looked, seemed pretty ordinary. Maybe there were plays where he was a beast that I was looking elsewhere. They sure blitzed up the middle a lot and were very effective with it.

The Stanford lines totally dominated that game and I'm sure a few guys on their fronts will get attention.

As for Andrew Luck, he was brilliant. But he didn't react well to pressure on the few times VT broke thru. Give him time to throw and he reminds me of Aaron Rodgers. Perfect throws that lead the receivers.

Take away that time and he looked like a kid who wasn't sure what to do. There is a ton to like, but he he'll need to improve a bunch

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 4, 2011 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I'm not watching this.


What, then, is the viewing option?:

a. the Oprah Network's coverage of sports

b. Kanye's Twisted Sick Fantasy

c. another FOX animated comedy that's a Simpson's ripoff

d. a bowl game fetauring a Big 10 team

e. a conservative talk show host detailing his theory that George Washington wasn't born in America, and thus, couldn't really be the 1st President of the US.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 4, 2011 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I don't want my post overlooked because of my "status".

Posted by: sweetsweetlou | January 4, 2011 2:40 PM

Your status is irrelevant. If you don't want your post overlooked, then you should just call scampbell a d'bag. You won't be overlooked.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 4, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

We did lead the league in big passes didn't we?

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 4, 2011 2:36 PM

Close...third in 40+ completions...and AA had over half of them...nice!

Posted by: PlayAction | January 4, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I thought I heard we were # 1 in 50+ yard passes.

This offense, once the O-line is filled in this offseason, will look very nice.

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 4, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

You don't have to. Diesel44 likes to watch these. He'll give us an Executive Summary.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 4, 2011 2:39 PM

I wasn't listening but what I think it said was that this team is 40 MIL under a possible cap. Go nuts in FA but only go after under 27 YR old core guys. C Kalil, RT Ryan Harris, ILB David Harris, OLB Tamba Hali, a NT, a 3-4 DE, and then trade up and get Luck.

And at the end Steinberg said, "F Duke".

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2011 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: sweetsweetlou | January 4, 2011 2:40 PM

This ain't MyFace...you don't need to update your status.

sweet lou whitacker?

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2011 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I wasn't listening but what I think it said was that this team is 40 MIL under a possible cap. Go nuts in FA but only go after under 27 YR old core guys. C Kalil, RT Ryan Harris, ILB David Harris, OLB Tamba Hali, a NT, a 3-4 DE, and then trade up and get Luck.

And at the end Steinberg said, "F Duke".

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2011 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I think it might be a lock that we get Ryan Harris. Kalil would be nice too. If we get those two guys I'll do my sunshine dance.

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 4, 2011 2:59 PM | Report abuse

And at the end Steinberg said, "F Duke".

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2011 2:55 PM

Steinberg is irrelevant. It only counts when your old fave, Feinstein, says it.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 4, 2011 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Fact: The Redskins gained only 1,461 yards on the ground. Only two other teams had lower production in the running game.

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Fact: Ryan torain was 10th in the NFL in rush yards per attempt, ahead of stalwarts under dominant lines like chris Johnson, Peyton Hillis, Tomlinson/Greene, Bradshaw, ray rice, Michael turner, and Rasheed Mendenhall, among others.

Fact: the redskins were 4th in the NFL for pass attempts, so the skins being 4th in sacks given up says nothing other than they gave up the amount that was expected to be given up. And considering the redskins run an aggressive scheme with deep drops and deep patterns, it's impressive they didnt give up more than expected.

You can pick and choose the stats you want, but this line is not bad, and certainly not nearly as bad as you're trying to make them out to be. They're not dominant by any stretch, but they're young, improving and were playing well by seasons end.

Posted by: psps23 | January 4, 2011 3:01 PM | Report abuse

how long will it take these clowns to realize very few give a sh!t about these videos?

Posted by: the_shocker1 | January 4, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Got to go D for the 1st pick, our D is horrible and needs more work than our offense.

Without playmakers on our D-Line, it doesnt matter what out Offense does, Teams will continue to pile up 400 yards a game.

Carter and Macintosh are probably gone, we need better linebacker play.

Unless we somehow address those needs in Free Agency or some great finds in the later rounds, our defense is in greater need of 1st round talent.

If this happens I want the address to where personal_fowl is treating us to steaks. After the 2nd bottle of wine I want to drive his fine German sedan like Donte Stallworth........too soon?

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | January 4, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

And at the end Steinberg said, "F Duke".

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2011 2:55 PM
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I thought I caught that a few times. Clearly he is speaking for much of RI nation when says that.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 4, 2011 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Offing autocorrect. I meant rashard mendenhall

Posted by: psps23 | January 4, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

I don't want my post overlooked because of my "status".

Posted by: sweetsweetlou | January 4, 2011 2:40 PM

Your status is irrelevant. If you don't want your post overlooked, then you should just call scampbell a d'bag. You won't be overlooked.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 4, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

haha

Should I include that at the end of every post?

Posted by: sweetsweetlou | January 4, 2011 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I don't want my post overlooked because of my "status".

Posted by: sweetsweetlou | January 4, 2011 2:40 PM

Your status is irrelevant. If you don't want your post overlooked, then you should just call scampbell a d'bag. You won't be overlooked.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 4, 2011 2:54 PM

...or say something about Duke to beeps. It wasn't overlooked anyway. You make some good points which I think a lot of us have already aluded to which is there really isn't an olinemen worthy of a top 10 pick (at least that we need) this year. But I would say that a lot of people think we should trade back to gain picks AND get Pouncey or whoever with a later 1st rounder.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 4, 2011 3:09 PM | Report abuse

True. This offense can put up big chunks of yards. But in my mind the greatest improvement needed is the coaching - they have to look in the mirror and figure out why they suck on 3rd down. Sure there are execution problems but not on every 3rd down. Historically this offense has put up lots of yards but it has not cracked the top ten in scoring in YEARS! Thats on the coaches. If they can figure that out - and Lord knows they've had years of trying - then I'm on board.

Posted by: bangkokben | January 4, 2011 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Moe,

f) R.Kelly's 'Comin' out the Closet'.
"And the Midget's the Baby's Daddy".

Posted by: DikShuttle | January 4, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

sweet lou whitacker?

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2011 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I wish...

Posted by: sweetsweetlou | January 4, 2011 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I love these videos.

But then, I'm a sucker for production values.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 4, 2011 3:13 PM | Report abuse

haha

Should I include that at the end of every post?

Posted by: sweetsweetlou | January 4, 2011 3:08 PM

If it makes you feel better go right ahead. Just try to put something intelligent or football related along with it...and no incessent whining. We hate that.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 4, 2011 3:15 PM | Report abuse

beepo

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 4, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

You can pick and choose the stats you want, but this line is not bad, and certainly not nearly as bad as you're trying to make them out to be. They're not dominant by any stretch, but they're young, improving and were playing well by seasons end.

Posted by: psps23 | January 4, 2011 3:01 PM
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I think they were so bad for so long that it is easy to look at the smallest improvement in play as a quantum improvement. They are bad. If you put a rookie quarterback behind that line you will get him killed (see Lions, Detroit for what happens when you put a rookie QB behind a struggling offensive line).

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 4, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse


The 3-4 NT from Stanford (who I told y'all to watch) looks like a good 3rd/4th round pick up......Also, Marvin Austin may be available around that time as well....

NT/DT/DE converts seem to be deep this year...It's just aout determining witch ones will be the good ones in the NFL....

Posted by: 4thFloor

noticed a post about watching Fua (NT, #92) and the few times I looked, seemed pretty ordinary. Maybe there were plays where he was a beast that I was looking elsewhere. They sure blitzed up the middle a lot and were very effective with it.

The Stanford lines totally dominated that game and I'm sure a few guys on their fronts will get attention.

...............

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 4, 2011 2:52 PM

He looked smart IMHO....He would attack the OLine and was consistently double teamed. If he couldn't go upp field, he would move laterally.

Tyrod Taylor didn't do any scrambling up the middle, because it was always clogged.

Remember, he is a NT, so stats/tackles isn't what his game is about....

But he will be available in the 3rd/4th round....so......

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 4, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse

...or say something about Duke to beeps.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 4, 2011 3:09 PM

I wouldn't notice that. Duke already gets a lot of love up here. I'd say that only two guys are traveling to the beat of a different drum. The word for them is "out of step."

Posted by: beep-beep | January 4, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse

...or say something about Duke to beeps.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 4, 2011 3:09 PM

I wouldn't notice that. Duke already gets a lot of love up here. I'd say that only two guys are traveling to the beat of a different drum. The word for them is "out of step."

Posted by: beep-beep | January 4, 2011 3:17 PM |

Whatever dude, you never miss a dig at Duck. And beep...beep...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 4, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

But I would say that a lot of people think we should trade back to gain picks AND get Pouncey or whoever with a later 1st rounder.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 4, 2011 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Trading back is another solid option. My only issue with that is if we improve regularly over the next 2-3 years, this COULD be our best chance to pick up that franchise QB that has managed to elude us for so long.

If Shanahan can facilitate that trade AND still grab our Franchise QB then Im all the more happy.

Bottom line, with all of our needs I really wont be too upset what happens when the draft and free agency come around. Lets just do it in a smart, judicious, shrewd manner. Not TE in the top 2 rounds, if at all.

On and you are a D-bag (per Beep beep) and Duke sucks...


Posted by: sweetsweetlou | January 4, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Pure pipe dream I know but I would either take Cam Newton or Mark Ingram (the second coming of Emmitt).
Don't get me wrong, we need interior linemen but Cam can through the ball well and run like the wind. Barring a major injury, I think Ingram can break the all time rushing record.

Posted by: priceisright | January 4, 2011 3:23 PM | Report abuse

You know... along with the other improvements... they absolutely have to bring in a new Punter and new Kicker.

This team was last in FG pct. and last in Net Punt Yards. That is ridiculous. But that also is an easier fix(hopefully).

Posted by: R-Dog | January 4, 2011 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Answer to this Article: COW DUNG!

Posted by: rlomax67 | January 4, 2011 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Please stop posting these. They're horrible.

Posted by: themantoyou | January 4, 2011 9:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm comfortable enough in my masculinity to say this...

Lavar is one ugly dude.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

What do you know, Diesel, I'm 60 and I think Lavar is sexy!

Posted by: lacy41 | January 4, 2011 11:47 PM | Report abuse

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