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Ganther reunited with mentor from Tennessee

The Redskins have auditioned a number of running backs and were carrying five on their roster last week before cutting Anthony Alridge and Marcus Mason.

The moves cleared space for Washington to bring in tackle Levi Jones to provide depth for their banged-up offensive line, but the Redskins continued their search for a back who might bring a spark to their backfield by signing Quinton Ganther, who spent time on the Tennessee Titans' practice squad but was waived/injured with a strained calf by the Titans in September.

Ganther said he fielded several calls after being released but only recently was able to get back on the field, prompting the Redskins to sign him.

The second-year running back said he had a good relationship with Redskins offensive coordinator Sherman Smith, who coached him in Tennessee at the start of his career.

"He's like a mentor," Ganther said. "Sherm is a great guy, we had a great relationship in Tennessee. He was there, he coached me my first two years in the league. He's a great guy and we always kept in touch because even when he was here I'd call him and check on how he was doing because he's not one of those guys you look at as coach. When football is all said and done, he's someone you can still talk to and have a relationship with because you can learn so much from him."

While the Redskins clearly are searching for something at running back, Ganther said the team has not made clear to him what his specific role will be or what it wants from him. Ganther served as both the back-up fullback and third running back in Tennessee, but will likely have to make his impact with the Redskins on special teams.

"One thing that I do know they brought me here because I play hard," Ganther said. "I play hard and I'm going to give you everything I got. I'm going to leave it all on the field and whatever's asked of me that's what I'm willing to do. I'm not going to talk back, I'm just going to go out and do what's asked of me."

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Dude's name rhymes with 'panther', ya gotta love that.

By which I mean... I got nothin'

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 23, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Apparently, Vinny is starring in a movie adaption of the book, "Lies and the lying liars that tell them". Tom Cruise is set to direct; Snyder to produce.

Posted by: Realness1 | October 23, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

peri

"...it's Snyder and Cerrato and their choice of talent on this team ... something which Zorn and the coaches had very little, if any control over."


I agree and disagree.

Former jints coach Steve Spagnuolo ran out of the room when Snyder gave him the "I'm gonna make you an offer you can't refuse," speech.

It looks like Zorn and Bugel should've followed him.

Now, only some lame sucker/hot coach wanting to get paid will come here to get handled like a cheap Home Depot tool.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I blame Ganther for the teams ineptitude.

Posted by: Realness1 | October 23, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

They brought in Aldridge for the same "spark" but never played him. How are they supposed to know if he is any good if he will be inactive every week

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 23, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Apparently, Vinny is starring in a movie adaption of the book, "Lies and the lying liars that tell them". Tom Cruise is set to direct; Snyder to produce.

Posted by: Realness1 | October 23, 2009 1:18 PM

Not Idiocracy or Fiasco?

Posted by: skinswest | October 23, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I feel like talking about the oppennent. Anyone with moi?

Why I think we have the Eagles number?

They run a pass happy WCO. Not the Run-Happy WCO when McNabb had legs. And Westbrook is on a downturn as well. McCoy has had fumbling issues.

I bet we will see alot of Smoooot playing FS so the Skins can have 3 CBs on the field often. Horton's downward spiral might continue. Lot's of sacks.

People forget we have a DEFENSE who is currently 6th in the NFL for Sacks. Remember last year when JLaC harped on it day in, day out for like 2 years?

Defense is also 3rd in Pass Defense. 8th in Scoring Defense.

The Defense carries this team to a MNF win.


Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Doing fine. Are you still in dream land? Did you ever get your nose out JC's behind?
Did you buy your tickets to see JC at the Super Bowl? I will sell you mind, I won't be able to go.

Posted by: hock1 | October 23, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

No bra, I'm saving my ticket for when we draft Tim Tebow. It'll be nothing but super bowls and superfun once we get an awesome QB in here!!! W00t start brennan best QB evar!1!!loleleventy

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 23, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

wouldn't anybody in this so-called "spark" role need more than 1 touch every five games? I'm just saying, if you're going to sign him and dress why not play him? I still can't believe Alridge couldn't get a shot at a punt return or a screen pass or nothing.......

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 23, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

A skins vicotry on MNF would be as suprising as Dan Snyder running to the 50 yard line and doing the tuck dance from Silence of the lambs

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 23, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Friday, October 23, 2009

1:12:32 pm The Redskins will induct former RB/KR Brian Mitchell into their Hall of Fame on Monday night. Mitchell is the NFL's all-time touchdown return leader with 13.

12:59:32 pm Key to the Redskins/Eagles game Monday night: The Eagles blitz coming after Redskins' QB Jason Campbell early in the contest. The Eagles will attempt to rattle an already shaken QB, operating behind a makeshift offensive line.

12:28:45 pm When he first arrived in Washington seven weeks ago, QB Andre Woodson had a slight hitch in his release. Although a hint of the hitch remains, he has improved his release time.

12:15:35 pm RB Clinton Portis and DT Albert Haynesworth did not dress for warmups today. S Chris Horton (flu) was dressed, but appeared to be struggling to get through warmups.

12:11:08 pm Monday night, three of the NFL's top ball hawks will display their skills - Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (three interceptions) and Eagles CBs Asante Samuel (four) and Sheldon Brown (three).

11:34:51 am DE Andre Carter is off to one of his best seasons with five and half sacks. Carter has benefited tremendously from the acquisitions of DT Albert Haynesworth and rookie LB Brian Orakpo.

11:33:26 am Veteran LB London Fletcher, who has never been to a Pro Bowl, leads the NFL in tackles this season with 65.

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Just got through reading the Insider chat. Not much insight provided there on some very good questions. Wasn't a huge fan of JLC but he provided some nice random info (GM possibilities, who we should look at). Any thoughts?

Posted by: StillASkinsDiehard | October 23, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

"...I'm saving my ticket for when we draft Tim Tebow."


Tebow?

No.

An offensive line that protects him or whomever we draft to play quarterback.

Yes.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

A Beep should be coming soon based on this:

Oct 23 1:28 ET

Redskins coach Jim Zorn on the report his job is safe for the remainder of the year: "I wouldn't even begin to address that. I didn't even know. I don't live in the future. I live in the present, and my focus is on Monday night."

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

They brought him in without telling him what role he would be filling? It seems to me that when you make a move like that, you have a plan for the player. It sounds here like they just signed him because he was a friend of Sherman Smith's. Just how dysfunctional is this team?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 23, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Couple things:

You have to spread some caca around if you want to grow a good garden. Well, its flying, that's for sure. Chris going down(as feared and expected), Thomas going down(as feared and expected, the resultant overall weakness of the Oline being exposed, the inability of the triplets to contribute after 1.33 seasons, the inability of the coach to manage the game and call effective plays within his scheme,
the inability of the QB to effectively make plays, the inability of the coach to recognize how he is actually hindering the QB ability to effectively, the failure of the HC to hold players accountable for their failures, the failure of the president of Football ops to effectively build a complete 53 man roster, the failure of the president of Football Ops to build a roster to synergistically improve the coaches ability to run his scheme, the failure of the players to take personal responsibility for their failures to execute and the continued repeating of trite "we are just not clicking, we only have 2, 3, 4+n losses", the failure of the owner to recognize his large contributions to the overall malaise and dysfunction that envelops the team he so loves ...

Did i leave anything out? Its widespread, plenty of caca has been distributed and contributed across the board. The hobbyist Gardener needs to realize that enough siht has been spread and its time to hire a real Botanist with championship vegetable growing skills to come in and takeover the tending. the hobbyist Gardener merely needs to ask the botanist how much money he will need for supplies, and then let the Botanist select the stock and plant the seeds.


Zorn was screwed from the get go by having to call his plays from the field and manage the game. He has no vision of who what where is going on from his field level sideline view. There is no way he can see the field and the plays developing/ breaking down. He needed to see what is open, see how the D is reacting to his formations and shifts, how they are rotating, etc etc etc. He can catch glimpses, but he can't get the commanding view. He also has to wait to see ball spots on close plays. From the box, Shlewis will be able to quickly see all the above, he'll know instantly where the ball is and which play to dial up next. He will be able to synthesize the flow of his play calls by his overview vision of the offense and defense. Shlewis also needs to tell JZ to STFU when he wants to get in JC's head 45 mins before the game and every point after that. This is the price you have to pay JZ: You can keep your job, but you can't call plays or interfere with the operation of the offense in any way. Talk about a deal with the devil.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 23, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Tebow?

No.

An offensive line that protects him or whomever we draft to play quarterback.

Yes.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I thought I laid the sarcasm down pretty thick on that one. I'm all for Russel Okung and Adam Ulatoski.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 23, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Does this Ganther fellow play Monday nite, or does our savio(u)r Marko Mitchell finally get to dress?

(Based on the assumed inactive list of:

Levi
Samuels
Rhino
Wynn [or HunterPunter if Pakalakaak is back]
Montgomery
Henson
Barnes)

Posted by: 4-12 | October 23, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

"GM possibilities, who we should look at)."


We should look at any one who helped rebuild the falcons, saints, jints, broncos, patriots, chargers, colts, stillers, bengals, or iggles.

But we'll wind up looking ant Vinny Cerrato again.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Guess ol JZ is channeling his inner George Allen "The Future is Now".

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 23, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Portis is mad becuase he just stepped in gathar poodoo.

Sorry its a star wars thing.

Posted by: skinball77 | October 23, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

4th, I think they have to score points on defense to stay in the game.

Based on what OAKs TE did to the Eagles, I'd like to see them get Cooley involved early and often, think he could have a big game.

Also think this is one game where having LL line up deep off line will actually help with the speed of Jackson. Would love to see Landry put a big hit on him, but with how things have gone this year he'll line him up and miss completely.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 23, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Herman Edwards rips Redskins
By Ryan O'Halloran
on Oct. 23, 2009 into Redskins 360

Well, we can cross Herm Edwards off the list of potential Redskins coaches.

Appearing on ESPN this morning to talk about the Redskins' decision to say Jim Zorn will coach the rest of the year, Edwards was passionate in how Zorn has been treated this week.

(On the Redskins): "We always used to sit around here saying that the Oakland Raiders were a dysfunctional organization. Guess what? The Washington Redskins all of a sudden become that organization. This is ridiculous. When you look at the situation and what they’ve put this man through and all of a sudden, by the way, you’re OK for the rest of the season. Who are you kidding right now?

"We know this man’s fate. Leave him alone. Let him coach your football team. You have a big Monday night football game against a football team you beat twice last year – let this guy and those players concentrate on the football game."

(On what this means for Zorn): "Obviously, they’re going to fire the guy. They’re giving him a grace period. The big thing is, will they fire him after the bye? This makes no sense to anybody.

"The players have to sit in the locker room and the questions they’re going to get after practice -- it continues to be about the coach and it should be about the game and the preparation to beat the Eagles."

(On Zorn's approach): "He has to be consistent in who he is. He’s handled it great. There have been a lot of things he’s had to deal with off the field. This man has been through enough. This is pro football. Awful."

-- Ryan O'Halloran

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

So word on the street is, now with Zorn no longer calling plays or anything he will be plugging his headset into a walkman, Zorn's old-school.

I hear he needs 2 different mix taps for each game.

So what are some songs Zorn would have?

I think, Feelings by Morris Albert, All by myself by Celien Dion, & All By Myself by Green Day

Posted by: alex35332 | October 23, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alex35332 | October 23, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah...The strating middle linebacker was just traded to the Eagles this past week, and will be calling the PLAYS. AFTER BEING THERE FOR LESS THAN A WEEK. (Sound familiar??)

Cooley (and hopefully Davis) will/should have a field day.

Redskins win this easily.

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I stand alone by Jackal woudl work to IMHO

Posted by: skinball77 | October 23, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Johny Paycheck - Take this job and shove it.

Posted by: skinswest | October 23, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

PHILADELPHIA | Sherm Lewis will begin his playcalling stint in Washington with at least one obvious target Monday night.

Just six days after being acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Rams, Will Witherspoon is expected to start at middle linebacker for the Eagles (3-2) in their prime-time matchup with the Redskins at FedEx Field on Monday.

............ "Are there some new things? Yeah, most of it is the pressure package that we have is a little bit different that what [former Philadelphia assistant Steve Spagnuolo] is running. But the basic terminology is the same."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/23/eagles-witherspoon-thrown-into-middle/

SOUND FAMILIAR??? How can this guy just jump over and be the Play Caller on the field for the Eagles? This is embarrassing. O...woo is the Eagles. HAnd them a hankerchef.

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

"Cooley (and hopefully Davis) will/should have a field day"

they should take advantage of this, however it remains to be seen if this is part of the game plan...taking advantage of an opponents defensives lapses/shortcomings has yet to be something this team looks to exploit....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 23, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Oct 23 1:45 ET
Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said he expects G Todd Herremans to play the entire game on Monday night even though he's been sidelined since training camp with a foot injury.


Oct 23 1:13 ET DE
DE Juqua Parker is expected to start on Monday night vs. Washington because DE Victor Abriamiri is out with a strained knee. Either Chris Clemons or Jason Babin will fill out the rotation.


Oct 23 1:01 ET
OT Jason Peters (knee, ankle) is questionable for this Monday night's game vs. Washington, but said he expects to play. "When I got banged up it hurt pretty bad, but it's settled down a lot since then," he said.


Oct 23 12:42 ET
Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott on recently acquired LB Will Witherspoon making calls on defense: "It will limit us a little bit. We'll have some growing pains and we expect that."

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Redskins win this easily.

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Your really delusional 4th.

Posted by: ksquare | October 23, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I think JReid's analysis in his earlier post was excellent.

In situations like this, many (not all) people stop focusing on team success and work on personal objectives.

As JR suggests, many of the Skins staff and players realize that the rest of 2009 is essentially a job interview/preseason for 2010.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 23, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

SOUND FAMILIAR??? How can this guy just jump over and be the Play Caller on the field for the Eagles? This is embarrassing. O...woo is the Eagles. HAnd them a hankerchef.

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

4th, thing is the Redskins are such a joke other teams are getting a free pass. I don't think teams are getting a pass based on who they are or they're reputation, I just think there is more drama to the Redskins story and that's what the media is going to run with.

Prime example would be Dallas trading a 1st rounder for Williams. Dude has done nothing all year and is approaching bust territory.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 23, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Another thing that rhymes with Quinton Ganther: Japanther*

http://www.myspace.com/japanther

* this does not constitute an endorsement of Japanther's music, which I find enjoyable but somewhere shy of "terrific." Just going on the rhyme thing.

Also, skinball77, I appreciated the Bantha poodoo reference above.
http://darth.wikia.com/wiki/Bantha_Poodoo

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 23, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Defense is also 3rd in Pass Defense. 8th in Scoring Defense.

The Defense carries this team to a MNF win.

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:24 PM |

You, my friend, are one of the many RI bloggers that never looks behind stats for the real story. Included in this group are all the JC lovers. Anyhoo, the Giants had the numero uno D until they encountered the Saints and got nuked by Brees. Previous to NO their D had feasted on pasties, including out own Skins. The same holds true for the Skins. Outside of the Giants, their D also has faced nothing but pasties. As for the Giants game, do you not recall how 3 Skins DBs whiffed on the Manning to Manningham TD? Is that symptomatic of a good D?

Posted by: LibertyValence | October 23, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

let ganther have some carries and portis can rest his ankles.the eagles prepare for portis not ganther plus ganther played under lewis with the titans.

Posted by: BJ921 | October 23, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Liberty, you're right, except for one thing; until the game ends on Monday, we have no idea how this defense will perform against a better than average offense.

Pulling out single plays from the Giants game does not prove that the defense is bad.

So, basically, until Monday, your argument is only an interesting contention.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 23, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

I would be happy with an OT in the first round of the draft and Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett in the 2nd Rd. Huge kid, can stand up to being mauled and has a great arm. I would even be happy if we traded to get two firsts or two seconds this year to get bookend tackles.

Posted by: brian58 | October 23, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Jeff Bezos' net worth today is $2 Billion higher than yesterday.

[This does not rhyme with Ganther...I'm still working on that.]

Posted by: 4-12 | October 23, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Liberty and JohnD, For what it's worth I think the Giants offense is actually better than the Eagles and the Redskins were able to hold them to 17pts on offense.

Giants 44
Oak 7

Eagles 9
Oak 13

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 23, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Redskins coach Jim Zorn on the report his job is safe for the remainder of the year: "I wouldn't even begin to address that. I didn't even know. I don't live in the future. I live in the present, and my focus is on Monday night."


Posted by: 4thFloor | October 23, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse


Is Coach Zorn aware that Monday night is the future?

Posted by: Original_etrod | October 23, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Nate, you're forgetting that timeless literary device/affectation/speech impediment:

The lisp.


Had you remembered it, you by now would have realized that

Ganther ith the anther!

Posted by: freakzilla | October 23, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

I won't be surprised by anything that happens on Monday Night.

Sherm Lewis is an unknown and maybe he saw things that Zorn missed.

Perhaps the players are getting tired of being called out and the defense decides to play to its abilities.

Maybe Devin Thomas has made some real strides.

Maybe a few games experience for the young players along the OL has helped them develop.

If we blow out the iggles, it wouldn't shock me. If we get blown, out, it wouldn't shock me.

This team is going to have a bad year, but in most games, they are capable of winning.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 23, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Ross Tucker had an interesting take on si.com

Most hindering owner: Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder or Al Davis?
--@scottbwalters via Twitter

"Definitely Al Davis because so many of his free-agent signings and draft choices are so horrendous it literally skews the market comparables in terms of contracts for the rest of the season. What's interesting about your trio, however, is that those owners want to win as desperately as anyone. They just don't know how."

None of those guys has a problem spending money on their team they just don't realize that they are the problem.

Posted by: skinswest | October 23, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Jaws over at the Bog:

"I've gone through every single play offensively. Can you, in hindsight, look back and say, 'Oh, you should have called this, you should have called that?' Sure, when you have access to results, that second-guessing is easy. But if I look at the plays and break down where the ball should be going, the things that are happening, it's NOT the playcalling. It's execution."


...I bet BG disagrees...

Posted by: mattylight | October 23, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

4th, our D is probably going to be on the field too long as usual due to the Soup led O. Most Eagles games are decided by seven or less. However, with the added vinnyism's lately I wouldn't be surprised if DC loses 31-6.

Posted by: Realness1 | October 23, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

ml, why would I disagree with that??

I think jc is part and parcel a large portion of where the blame should go....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 23, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

"You Play to Win the Game!"....

Hello

Posted by: rickyroge | October 23, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 23, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Liberty, I would take issue with this blanket statement: "You, my friend, are one of the many RI bloggers that never looks behind stats for the real story. Included in this group are all the JC lovers."

I've never let stats demonstrate my man-love for Jason Campbell. I've preferred to be wholly irrational and base that love on completely arbitrary criteria, intangible and unmeasurable, like my beliefs that "he has all the tools" and "he's just about to put it all together and turn the corner" and "he's being overcoached and told not to fail" and "the O line's sucking has pretty much overlapped his sucking" and such as. I don't have any stats to back up any of those assertions, and I believe some of them less than I did a few months ago. But don't accuse me, sir, of using stats to prove them.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 23, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Pulling out single plays from the Giants game does not prove that the defense is bad.

So, basically, until Monday, your argument is only an interesting contention.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 23, 2009 2:06 PM |

It was a lot more than one incident. Manning had so much time in the pocket that he could have tallied up the attendence count. The DBs were doing their "10 yd cushion" thing. They made the Giants journeyman WRs look like Plax and Toomer.

Posted by: LibertyValence | October 23, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Fair enough, but you still have to wait until Monday night to KNOW that they are not good; they tend to play to the level of their competition.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 23, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

F Herm Edwards. When has he won anything?

The last time he coached his squad was 2-14.

Although it well deserved, it's obviously "pile on" time when it comes to the Redskins.

The funny thing is that some were upset that the Redskins didn't get enough national media attention.

Well, they're gettin' it now! Careful what you wish for....

I wouldn't be surprised at all if the 'Skins beat the Eagles. Except that one game a few years back when they got smashed on and that put Portis officially on the IR list, they seem to play the Eagles well.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 23, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Liberty said:

"Outside of the Giants, their D also has faced nothing but pasties. As for the Giants game, do you not recall how 3 Skins DBs whiffed on the Manning to Manningham TD? Is that symptomatic of a good D?"

Actually, if you'll recall, it was the D that kept the Skins in that game. Three times the Giants got into the red zone in the first half, and twice had to settle for field goals and another time they turned it over on downs. That game could have easily have been 42-17 and not 23-17.

So the D did their job in that game just as they have in every game. (The Rams probably would have won if not for the fumble inside the 5 late in the 4th quarter)

I feel that the MNF game will be close and that both D's will play well. For all of the Skins woes on offense (and if they score even one offensive TD, that will be a mini-miracle) the Eagles offense are hardly the '81 Chargers either. They have a leaky O-Line (sound familiar?), a feature RB that is slowing down due to age and injury (sound familiar?) and only one play-making WR that does not get thrown to enough (sound familiar?).

To throw out a score for the game.

Eagles 16 Redskins 13 (The D might score a TD)

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 23, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

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