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Cornerback Phillip Buchanon says he'll visit Redskins

Cornerback Phillip Buchanon plans to visit the Redskins, according to a post on his Twitter feed that was confirmed by Pro Football Talk.

Buchanon, 29, played at the University of Miami and was the 17th pick overall in the 2002 draft by the Oakland Raiders. He also has played for the Tampa Bay Buccanners, Detroit Lions and Houston Texans. In the last three years, he started 40 games for Detroit and Tampa Bay.

By Cindy Boren  |  March 25, 2010; 12:05 PM ET
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My 1 month from the draft revised hopes after partial FA:

We sign Buchanon.

We trade CR22 (aka- double move stone hands) for a 3rd.

Draft day we trade Campbell for a 3rd.

At #4 we take Clausen.
At #37 we take Roger Saffold LT Indianna
We trade a 2011 #1 to get back in the top of round 2 this year and take Charles Brown RT USC
Round 3 take Cam Thomas NT UNC
Round 3 take a RB Joe McKnight, Ben Tate, Anthony Dixon, Montario Hardesty, or Blount
Round 4 best MLB or guard
Round 5 best MLB or guard
Round 7 best available

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 25, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 25, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2.... yeah I did the same thing last night in Madden.

I started all those guys right away and with a little help from the "X" button and the "Hit Stick" I went undefeated and won the Super Bowl.

You are stupid, this isnt Madden and your draft forecast delusional.

Maybe it's time to move on to a different game on your Xbox?

Posted by: LoJankFilDee19338333 | March 25, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

LOL yu could pull that off on madden but at this point in time I believe kno one wants to give up a third in this years rich draft for Carlos and Jason we all saw how low Cromartie got dealt!!

Posted by: PardenMiSwage | March 25, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

LOL yu could pull that off on madden but at this point in time I believe kno one wants to give up a third in this years rich draft for Carlos and Jason we all saw how low Cromartie got dealt!!

Posted by: PardenMiSwage | March 25, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, what picks would we be likely to get for JC or CR?

And why has Buchanon been kicking around the worst teams in the league? Does anyone think he'd be good enough to start?

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | March 25, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

If they can get Buchanan at a decent pay level he would be a great addition. Shanny is serious about competition at every position, but this puzzles me when looking at the left tackle position. They've got nuthin'. Could it be all of the competition for the left tackle position will come from draft picks?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 25, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Having a quicker release will make a lousy O-line a lot better. The WR's were open often as anyone who went to the games can attest.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 25, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

was absolutely shocked that 85% voted for Campbell to be the starter for us. Count me in that group, but I figured it would be a lot closer to 50/50.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2.... yeah I did the same thing last night in Madden.

I started all those guys right away and with a little help from the "X" button and the "Hit Stick" I went undefeated and won the Super Bowl.

You are stupid, this isnt Madden and your draft forecast delusional.

Maybe it's time to move on to a different game on your Xbox?

Posted by: LoJankFilDee19338333 | March 25, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

LOL yu could pull that off on madden but at this point in time I believe kno one wants to give up a third in this years rich draft for Carlos and Jason we all saw how low Cromartie got dealt!!

Posted by: PardenMiSwage | March 25, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Right cause Carolina didn't trade their 1 this year to get into the top of round 2 last year and take the DE from FSU. Teams do that every year. My scenario is much more likely to be possible than trading out of the #4 pick which everyone on here just assumes is simple. Because teams trade into the top 5 all the time.......

The only part that may be fantasy land is thinking that anyone would give up a 3rd for either of our 1st round Auburn trash.

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 25, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Enuf with the fake Bobby Beathard routine.

Only a fool will draft Clausen in the 1st round. isn't Clausen the youngest of 3 or 4 brothers that all were hyped Division 1 QBs? Weren't all his brothers busts? I Know one played for Tenn.

Posted by: oknow1 | March 25, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

JCs checkdowns are more an indictment on our receiving core than his profiency as a qb."

"Isn't a qb supposed to take the best option the defense gives him?"


No, Campbell's not a gunslinger.

A gunslinger throws upfield accurately and has the touchdowns to back him up.

Campbell is not an accurate deep ball thrower.

When a guy completes a lot of checkdowns, smoke screens, and quick outs, the defense plays up in the offense's face, daring it to beat them deep.

And Campbell has shown--regardless of the blocking--an inability to scare any team's defense.

Again: that's why to Shanahan he is an enigma wrapped in a puzzle.

Is he the real deal shackled by poor line play or just good enough to impress in spurts?

I say--like John Madden--when you have these questions about a quarterback all it means is you don't have one.

And we don't.

So trade Campbell, use what you get to beef up the line, depend on Grossman for a season while a newbie gets his sea legs.

In the NFL, when you're leading a 4-12 team to repeated bottom of the division finishes, the excuses become hard to listen to when the facts suggest you need to move on.

It's time for Campbell to go.

He had his chance.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 25, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

If you think CR22 is bad and bites on every double move, wait until you see Buchanon. Career underachiever who has played for 4 teams in 8 years. No thanks. Play the youngsters instead.

Posted by: dcwun | March 25, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

F Park Police....

That is all I got for the day.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 25, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan texted to Hall that "he is his guy". I'm doubting that -- Shanahan is competition at every position. Hall's performance shouldn't have cemented anything.

fwiw, DeAngelo was saying all the right things last year ... and then had a so-so season.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Enuf with the fake Bobby Beathard routine.

Only a fool will draft Clausen in the 1st round. isn't Clausen the youngest of 3 or 4 brothers that all were hyped Division 1 QBs? Weren't all his brothers busts? I Know one played for Tenn.

Posted by: oknow1 | March 25, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Yeah that makes perfect sense, and because Cooper Manning didn't make it nobody should look at Peyton or Eli, they'll obviously be busts as well.

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 25, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

There's some upside: Buckhannon would immediately become one of the most misspelled names on the roster.

Actually it's been a good offseason already by the misspelling measurement, anyway,considering Kemo-eat-U and Lichtensteinberger.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 25, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

4th, what happened with the Park police?

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 25, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

4th, what happened with the Park police?

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | March 25, 2010 12:47 PM

Let's just say I know how MArion Barry feels....The Park Police really does set people up if they don't like you...

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 25, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Having a quicker release will make a lousy O-line a lot better. The WR's were open often as anyone who went to the games can attest.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 25, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

"Often?" I went to the games and I wouldn't say that. Were there times when there were guys open and JC didn't see them? Of course, that happens with all QBs. But there were also times when guys broke open late, but JC had already pulled the ball down because he was about to get drilled by an oncomimg DL or LB.

Posted by: rbpalmer | March 25, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Carrier Dome, tonight. I know y'all can't wait

http://fightmusic.com/mp3/ivy/Cornell__Give_My_Regards_To_Davy.mp3

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | March 25, 2010 12:22 PM |

-----Sorry, I will try to clarify…
“You can't put any stock in what other GMs think??? They are the final talent evaluators in the NFL!! The buck stops with them in terms of assessing and evaluating the cost/risk/benefit of gettin a player on their roster.”

-------Agree that the buck stops with them etc, but you can’t put any stock in players talent based upon moves that GM’s don’t make; Everry team passed on Marino (except the dolphins) in the 83 draft. Does that mean they all thought he was terrible or didn’t have game film on the guy? Saying that Campbell is bad because no other GM’s have traded for him is not conclusive. It’s just open ended.

“And you are going to try to make a comparison between JC not getting traded and Peyton Manning not getting traded???!?!”
-------No, more like JC not getting traded and anyone else who hasn’t gotten traded. Just cuz they haven’t gotten traded does not mean that they are bad or that other GM’s think they are bad. This is really the point I was making.

“GM's drafting people out of college have NO material on which to gauge Dan marion, Joe Montana, Kurt warner, etc.”

--------Yes they do…..they all have equal chances to scout them, study their college careers, interview etc. It all boils down to what the GM/scouts think of the guy. Just like Campbell.

“These GMs have 5 YEARS OF FILM to evaluate Campbell. Do you think those GMs would have been willing to trade a 1st round pick in order to get Dan Marino or Joe Montana when they were 5 YEARS INTO THEIR PRO CAREER!”

-----Yes, I would think that those guys would pull a 1st rounder (and more) in a trade after 5 years. But they didn’t….sure, their own teams valued them, but you can trade for a guy at any time (relatively speaking). Doesn’t look like anyone offered, so that must mean that they didn’t want them, according to your logic.

If you are saying one guy is bad BECAUSE no GM’s have picked him up, then you can say that about everyone who hasn’t gotten traded or picked up with a tender attached. Which you can’t say, is what I mean.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 25, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

There's a ton of criticism up here on Campbell's using the checkdown. I get the argument that he uses it a lot, but a checkdown is an important part of the game.

Short, reliable passes are a key part of a successful offense. As is protecting the QB and running the ball. We only did 1 of those 3 things effectively last year.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Just say NO to trading for future years picks. We are not one player away and giving up a round in draft order in future years is only going to hinder the rebuilding process.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 25, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Actually it's been a good offseason already by the misspelling measurement, anyway,considering Kemo-eat-U and Lichtensteinberger.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 25, 2010 12:43 PM

I like he-gon'-eat-u.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 25, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

There's a ton of criticism up here on Campbell's using the checkdown. I get the argument that he uses it a lot, but a checkdown is an important part of the game.

Short, reliable passes are a key part of a successful offense. As is protecting the QB and running the ball. We only did 1 of those 3 things effectively last year.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

My complaint would be that he not wind up so much when "checking down" and try to learn the touch pass.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 25, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

When talking about Cmapbell, its helpful to understand history.

I can cite several former Skins QBs who didn't succeed until around age 30. In each case, they improved with age and a better/more stable offense.

Rich Gannon
Trent Green
Stan Humphries
Joe Theismann

Total of 8 Pro Bowls for these guys ... all after turning 30.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Also according to draft guru Mel Keiper, when asked what team is 1 draft away from the playoffs, his answer.. The Skins!

Also when asked what team is one draft away from the Super Bowl.. his answer The Texans?! who have never even sniffed the playoffs.

How this guy is still on air is beyond me.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 25, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

My complaint would be that he not wind up so much when "checking down" and try to learn the touch pass.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa

Hmmmm. From my perspective, Campbell has 2 throwing motions, the wind up for longer passes and a short motion for shorter passes. The shorter motion is almost like a dart throw and he does that pretty well. He uses that short motion a lot, especially when he's on the move.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Out of the second round we could really land a great prospect.

FS-Earl Thomas, Nate Allen
OG-John Jerry, Jon Asamoah
OT-Charles Brown, Roger Saffold, Vlad Ducasse, Jared Veldeer, Tony Washington
C-Maurkice Pouncey
RB-Ryan Mathews, Jahvid Best, Dexter McCluster

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 25, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

4th, what you mean by park police? The bamas that be near the white house and monument?

If so, then I know EXACTLY what you're saying. These bamas tried to give me a ticket one time because I parked in a bus zone -- about 45 minutes until the "zone" went into effect.

I remember getting very ill that day with those two cops. Thought it might be the first time I'd have the cuffs put on. Dude put his hands on me and everything, and at no time I posed a threat or anything...

F the police. All of them.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 25, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm. From my perspective, Campbell has 2 throwing motions, the wind up for longer passes and a short motion for shorter passes. The shorter motion is almost like a dart throw and he does that pretty well. He uses that short motion a lot, especially when he's on the move.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I've seen the second throwing motion but I've only ever seen him use it when he's on the run. He needs to use a third motion when trying to hit a WR or RB in the flat. Niether of his throwing motions work for that situation. His normal motion has way too much of a wind up. His on the run motion has too much arch on it to work in the flat. He needs a quicker flatter throw for those throws to the flat. It drives us nuts to see him miss a RB 10 feet away or throw it so slow and high that Moss has no chance to break a tackle.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 25, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinswest | March 25, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 25, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Allow me to put the kabosh on this JC isn't worth a first nonsense: JC for the rest of his contract, one year, is not worth a first.

A team would have to send a first, and THEN start negotiating a contract extension. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that if a team just traded a first rounder for the right to negotiate a contract with you, you have all the leverage.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | March 25, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I am a little confused that we have shown no interest in Darren Sharper. He has proven he is still a starting caliber FS, and thats something this team needs desperately. He is the prototypical FS, can play the ST type role deep in coverage and has great ball skills. This is a double move because it allows us to move LL back to his naturaly SS position where he is a beast. Let LL play 10 yards off the line of scrimmage and let him wreck havoc on teams running games and opposing QBs... thats what he does.

He might be expensive and I guess we are rebuilding and since were not going to be good for 2 years it doesn't really make that much sense, since he'll be expensive, but it would allow LL to get back to SS for a couple of years and let him relearn how to play it. I dont know I just think we should at least be talking about it...

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 25, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

was absolutely shocked that 85% voted for Campbell to be the starter for us. Count me in that group, but I figured it would be a lot closer to 50/50.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

That is more because we have Grossman as his backup and then we have that dwarf as the 3rd string for now...

Posted by: ghantabro | March 25, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinswest | March 25, 2010 1:31 PM

Nice article. Tebow will be a Jag and we will be chosing between Lefevour and McCoy in the 2nd or Skelton and Brown in the 4th.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

P. Buchanon = Alligator Arms

Posted by: ElYeah | March 25, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

P. Buchanon = Alligator Arms

Posted by: ElYeah | March 25, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Also according to draft guru Mel Keiper, when asked what team is 1 draft away from the playoffs, his answer.. The Skins!

Also when asked what team is one draft away from the Super Bowl.. his answer The Texans?! who have never even sniffed the playoffs.

How this guy is still on air is beyond me.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 25, 2010 1:12 PM

2008 Saints were 7-9 and missed the playoffs.

2007 Cardinals were 7-9 and missed the playoffs (though they did beat the Steelers).

2006 Giants went 7-9, somehow got into and lost the wildcard spot, then went 0-2 to start the 2007 season before going on to win the Super Bowl.

A team's performance one year can be drastically changed.

Posted by: Keiser | March 25, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

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