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Chris Cooley: Get your Lite Brite cells!

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For a brief second, it seemed tight end Chris Cooley was not the right pitchman. He met with reporters on Thursday and was charged with explaining what the team is doing with the old JumboTron at FedEx Field.

"They're tearing down the scoreboard," Cooley said. "They come in these tiny cells that, I guess, look like Lite Brite pieces. A bunch of 'em make up a module; then they all make up the entire scoreboard. So we ripped it down, and instead of just throwing it away, of course we want to make money."

At this point, Cooley was seconds away from getting traded to the Afghani Arena Football League (or worse, Buffalo), but he offered a quick recovery.

"I'm just kidding -- it all goes to charity," he said.

Dan Steinberg had the details for you earlier this week. As the team builds a gigantic new scoreboard. the little "LiteBrite" cells (pictured here) from the old one will be sold off for five bucks a pop at the team's Draft Day Party at FedEx Field on April 24. Proceeds go directly to the Washington Redskins Charitable Fund.

"Get 'em for five bucks, charity, cool stuff," Cooley said.

Cooley was in a good mood -- he's 100 percent healthy, and Mike Shanahan and Donovan McNabb have the team clearing space in the trophy case -- so I asked him what exactly he plans to do with his "LiteBrite" cell.

"When I get home, I'm gonna build this little wooden trophy case and frame it in nicely, and then it's gonna go over my mantle in my living room," he explained. "I want it to be more of a formal piece, so I'm thinking about walnut or Brazilian cherry, but definitely a plaque, and maybe Dan [Snyder] will autograph it for me. It'll really complete the room."

By Rick Maese  |  April 9, 2010; 12:19 PM ET
 
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"No comments have been posted to this entry."

Ehhhh, yeah.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 9, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

So how about a shout out about his injury rehab....?

Is he going to be ready when the time is right?

I'm just sayin....

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 9, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Dang! Guess this means Coolio isn't being traded. Could get at least a 2nd round pick for CC.

Posted by: hbu_dog | April 9, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

"I’m in line with the folks who think that Blache did a horrible job managing the defense. He ran the same bs soft schemes which as Red said bend and broke, while looking very good statistically on paper. They were very very good in short yardage downs, but that’s an easy scheme to run on 3rd and 1…..I think they only had games where they looked good mainly due to the actual talent they had, and mainly because haynesworth elevated the play of the dline. I have never been a Haslett fan and think he makes a terrible head coach, but he is definitely more aggressive than blache was, and can hopefully get his guys more fired up. The coaches last year just didn’t get anyone fired up through the week, or right before the game. Hopefully that all changes this year.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 9, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

So the question is how much better will coaching make the defense?

We have peeps on here that think Rogers is an awful CB.

Other peeps think Hall is an awful CB.

Even more think Landry is a flat out bust.

A number of them view Haynesworth as a fat, worthless POS.

A portion think London Fletcher won't cut it in a 3-4.

We even have peeps on here insinuating Orakpo was a weak draft pick.

In fact, the only consensus around here seems to be that the defense isn't good enough.


But, in my opinion, that couldn't be further from the truth. I think this defense, as currently constructed, could be elite with proper coaching. In fact, it was damn near there just 2 and 3 seasons ago.

Leave the defense be. At most, late round depth is all that's needed. The draft needs to be concentrated on the offense. Even if the defense falls short of becoming elite, an improved offense will vastly improve this team from what we've seen recently.

Posted by: psps23 | April 9, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | April 9, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Agree psps....I think they may need some LB depth, and really hope that Haynesworth doesn't get shipped out.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 9, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

So how about a shout out about his injury rehab....?

Is he going to be ready when the time is right?

I'm just sayin....

Posted by: MistaMoe

It was reported yesterday that Cooley is 100% and ready to play.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 9, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Moe, Maese also said so at the end of this piece: "Cooley was in a good mood -- he's 100 percent healthy..."

Which is music to my ears... "McNabb to Cooley... touchdown Washington Redskins!" and etc.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 9, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

So how about a shout out about his injury rehab....?

Is he going to be ready when the time is right?

I'm just sayin....

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 9, 2010 12:29 PM |

It pretty much says right there that he's 100%

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 9, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

So how about a shout out about his injury rehab....?

Is he going to be ready when the time is right?

I'm just sayin....

Posted by: MistaMoe

It was reported yesterday that Cooley is 100% and ready to play.


Posted by: Lisa_R | April 9, 2010 12:34 PM

Actually, it was reported in THIS VERY POST that "Cooley was in a good mood -- he's 100 percent healthy". I'm just sayin...

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | April 9, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I gues it just goes to prove how bad Zorn was as a play caller/ game plan schemer.

I would love to find out how often, before the injury, Cooley AND Davis were on the field together.

Everyone kept saying, when Chris went down, FD really stepped up. As if he was not able to do that with Cooley.

IDK, for not knowing the playbook and getting him extra ready, Davis more than held his own when called upon.

I guess that was Zorn primary fault... not knowing when to call upon someone.

Posted by: Zeebs | April 9, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Check that - not knowing what he had and how to use them....

Posted by: Zeebs | April 9, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

"It pretty much says right there that he's 100%"

You have to excuse my illiteracy.

You see, I was educated in Amercia schools.

So I know how to be cool, make friends, cheat, hook up, text, make stupid excuses, and blame history for all of my failings.

Counting, reading, science, knowing history, and culture just wasn't a part of my school days.

Do you really want to know what I learned in school?

Well, for starters, I can make a bong out of anything.

Including lite brite cells.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 9, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

J Cowbell signing the tenderloin could still just be the prelude for a trade... don't put too much stock in what it does (or doesn't) mean

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 9, 2010 12:17 PM

You're like a fat heifer that you wrangle home from a bar that ends up with enough booze in her gut to keep her legs in the air for a good running of the bull session.

It's just tremendous how you keep the bovine references flowing.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 9, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

"It pretty much says right there that he's 100%"

You have to excuse my illiteracy.

You see, I was educated in Amercia schools.

So I know how to be cool, make friends, cheat, hook up, text, make stupid excuses, and blame history for all of my failings.

Counting, reading, science, knowing history, and culture just wasn't a part of my school days.

Do you really want to know what I learned in school?

Well, for starters, I can make a bong out of anything.

Including lite brite cells.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 9, 2010 12:46 PM

I learned how to make farting noises with my armpits.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 9, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe's most famous lite brite creation...

http://tinyurl.com/moeknowslitebrite

Posted by: 4-12 | April 9, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

..."and Mike Shanahan and Donovan McNabb have the team clearing space in the trophy case..."

Good job, Maese. This would be sure to gas up 'skins fans, enthusiasts and skeptics alike.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 9, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for piling on, Moe. Wasn't my intent.

Just happy Cooley is 100%, happy to repeat it, happy to think of the possibilities of him hooking up with McNabb this fall...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 9, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I guess that was Zorn primary fault... not knowing when to call upon someone.

Posted by: Zeebs | April 9, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse
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Zorns primary fault was his risk tolerance. He had none. An unknown quantity (Davis) vs. a known quantity (Cooley). Easy choice if you don't have any stones. Portis vs. Betts. Randle El vs the field. Cartwrite vs. Thomas. RG remained unsettled long after it was clear that none of the options were better than the other. 3yd play call on 3rd n 10. The pattern was pretty clear.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 9, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I guess that was Zorn primary fault... not knowing when to call upon someone.

Posted by: Zeebs

Check that - not knowing what he had and how to use them....

Posted by: Zeebs

I think you can attribute that in a large part to the lack of development in the other young recivers, DT, MK, MM... They can study and practice, and practice and study, but they are never gonna get better while they are sitting on the bench.

Posted by: guitarman050 | April 9, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

RedDMV wrote:

I mean, he's good as gone and you're still crying about what he's done, what he hasn't done, what he can't do... what the fu_k do you want from the guy?

Posted by: RedDMV | April 9, 2010 11:50 AM
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whoa... RedPMS.. ....

My posting was based on the speculation of JC signing the Tender this Monday which means he is not "good as gone" until traded.., In fact he will be under Contract for about 3 Mil.
Guess you didnt read the today's column..while you were busy clipping and pasting something from 2 weeks ago when JC was not near signing the Tender Offer and Shanny excused him from the Voluntary workouts.
That is what I was referring to.. In fact, I posted while under under Contract, JC will more likely show up to the voluntaries versus AH who is also in trade discussions.
If nothing else.. JC is a Team player.. AH is possibly about to become the newest NFL's Largest Free Agent Bust to date.
-----
I believe he wants Campbell to give him a personal apology. Is that too much to ask?

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | April 9, 2010 12:05 PM
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apology would be nice.. Or, maybe a refund from Snyder for my fedex tix the past 2 years would be a good start.
JC was a square peg being pushed into a round hole for 2 years if we are to believe there was any WCO potential with Zorn.....

McNabb will be the first time in a long time that the Redskins QB fits the Offensive scheme.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 9, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

..."and Mike Shanahan and Donovan McNabb have the team clearing space in the trophy case..."
Good job, Maese. This would be sure to gas up 'skins fans, enthusiasts and skeptics alike.
Posted by: RedDMV | April 9, 2010 12:53 PM

Sorry red….there are some folks up here who don’t have the wool pulled over their eyes. Unlike me and you, they KNOW that as long as Dan (insert mean nickname here) Snyder owns the team, the Redskins will NEVER win a championship. Guys like us, we’re just sheep……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 9, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

He's 100%? Good trade the guy and get draft picks ... they still do really need draft picks ... lots of draft picks.

Posted by: periculum | April 9, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

dl, it's crazy. People that are 'skins fans, or 'haters', keep coming up to me asking about the super bowl and are the 'skins going.

I need to see the third preseason game before I come to some conclusion whether the 'skins are going to playoffs, nevermind the super bowl.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 9, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Just went out for lunch and a local sports talk guy here said that the Lions are currently in the advanced stages of aquring AH from the Redskins for their 1st round draft pick this year..

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 9, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

can we trade cooley for draft picks yet?

Posted by: BMACattack | April 9, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Alright alright, thats enough JC and Zorn bashing... kicking a piece of shi% dead man is still kicking a dead man... not cool.

This team has so many issues, there are a number of things we can talk about... Why dont we talk about signing Sharper, since its clear were in win now mode? Go get a real FS, move LL back to SS and actually solidify our secondary for the year?. (obviously if we can get him to an incentive laiden deal)..? thoughts?

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 9, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

J Cowbell signing the tenderloin could still just be the prelude for a trade... don't put too much stock in what it does (or doesn't) mean

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 9, 2010 12:17 PM

You're like a fat heifer that you wrangle home from a bar that ends up with enough booze in her gut to keep her legs in the air for a good running of the bull session.

It's just tremendous how you keep the bovine references flowing.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 9, 2010 12:51 PM

If a certain disgruntled "i dont want to play 3-4" shows up for camp this summer moodlymoodlymoo has a whole shtick ready with Otis from the Barnyard movie.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 9, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Just went out for lunch and a local sports talk guy here said that the Lions are currently in the advanced stages of aquring AH from the Redskins for their 1st round draft pick this year..

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 9, 2010 1:05 PM |

HA! Wouldn't that be awesome. Not gonna happen but it would be sweet.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 9, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

nate

"Sorry for piling on.... Wasn't my intent."

No offense taken.

Plus, it open the way to another unfunny post.

Like I need help with that.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 9, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Just went out for lunch and a local sports talk guy here said that the Lions are currently in the advanced stages of aquring AH from the Redskins for their 1st round draft pick this year..

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 9, 2010 1:05 PM
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a little too quiet..something is going on.

Especially if the best RI can come up with, right now, is Jumbotron Lite Brite updates.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 9, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Didn't the Lions just get Vanden Bosch too?

Lions trade for Haynesworth, draft Suh/McCoy, then complete a defensive line for Jim Schwartz to have wet dreams over.

I believe they also have Ernie Sims and Julian Peterson behind them too.

You can't say this about the Lions a lot...but that would be a talented looking front 7.

Posted by: psps23 | April 9, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

SkinsneedaGM, bottom line your anti-Campbell shtick is beyond fatigued.

The way you obsesses over Campbell is unheard of for another man.

Every post from you I'd say about NINTY-FIVE percent of it includes Campbell bashing.

Can you at least pretend that you didn't catch Campbell teabagging your girlfriend back in 2002?

Posted by: RedDMV | April 9, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: redskirt_ | April 9, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a pretty sick looking living room, particularly if a Light Bright and Dan Snidely signature complete the mood. Yuck!

Posted by: Vic1 | April 9, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

"Which is music to my ears... "McNabb to Cooley... touchdown Washington Redskins!" and etc.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 9, 2010 12:38 PM"

Okay, show of [electronic] hands...how many of us heard this in Frank Herzog's voice in our heads as we read it?

Posted by: ThinkingMan | April 9, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Campbell sucks thats why no other nfl teams wants him!!!

Posted by: SkinzVA73 | April 9, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Campbell sucks thats why no other nfl teams wants him!!!

Posted by: SkinzVA73 | April 9, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

" Capt. Chaos " you gota love this guy. Who in their right mind would want to see Cooley gone? MistaMoe's Lite Brit Hooka Thing (2@19.99 )

Posted by: killerskunk63 | April 9, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

The first bong I ever made was in Ms Nulty kiln at Metz. I made a bowl out of a plasma cutter nozzle in Mr Fuchs class at Osbourn that lasted 3 years.

Posted by: AnthonyMix | April 9, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

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