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Skins Opt Not to Sign Ganz (Updated)

Let's try this again:

Former Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz, recently brought in for a tryout, was not signed by the Redskins. Jason Campbell, Todd Collins, Colt Brennan and rookie Chase Daniel are the quarterbacks on the roster with the second set of organized team activities set for June 1-4.

By Jason Reid  |  May 20, 2009; 9:00 AM ET
 
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Oh no!!! What will happen to the Gang of Ganz!

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 20, 2009 8:52 AM | Report abuse

We're doomed!

Posted by: Devo2 | May 20, 2009 8:52 AM | Report abuse

who?

Posted by: dadanimal | May 20, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse

But... Ganz is the manz!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | May 20, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

So, by not signing him, is he effectively released?

Posted by: Sports_Guru | May 20, 2009 9:05 AM | Report abuse

they're leaving the slot open for vick

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | May 20, 2009 9:10 AM | Report abuse

The Ganz Gaggle is pissed!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for posting this stunning development. Please notify us everytime the 'Skins opt not to sign a player, okay? My own guess is there are about 8 billion people who the 'Skins have opted not to sign, so you could keep this going longer than those polls.

Wait! How about today's Ganz poll:

By not signing Ganz, the Redskins have:

1. Turned over a new leaf, avoiding "big plash" signings.
2. Doomed their future, passing over real talent for a has-been like Collins and a never-was like Campbell.
3. Shown good skills at cap management.
4. Explain again who Ganz is and why this is news?
3.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 20, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Ganz was a terrible leader. He was not effective in weighing down the 5 man sled in drills for the OL.

I am highly offended by our team name whenever I forget to wear sun block. Man there are are way too many people that have too much time on their hands to protest whatever.

Posted by: Posse81_83_84 | May 20, 2009 9:18 AM | Report abuse

I guess we don't need a Ganz to help with cans.

As for the preseason schedule, what's with all the 3-4 defenses? If the preseason offense is good or bad it won't matter because it will be an inaccurate reflexion against 4-3 teams. This year the 'skins will play only one 3-4 team - the Cowboys.

Posted by: bangkokben | May 20, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Not signing Ganz could mean one thing. We're going after Vick!

Posted by: demonj21 | May 20, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

As for the preseason schedule, what's with all the 3-4 defenses? If the preseason offense is good or bad it won't matter because it will be an inaccurate reflexion against 4-3 teams. This year the 'skins will play only one 3-4 team - the Cowboys.

Posted by: bangkokben | May 20, 2009 9:20 AM


CONSPIRACY!!!!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 20, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I can't think of any Nebraska QB's that have gone on to the NFL to have good careers. Maybe I am missing someone, but just can't think of any....

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 20, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Once again we see the Redskins front office parading their mediocrity. Ganz is a cheap addition and could be a real solid true Redskin.

Instead we keep making the big signings like Chase Daniel and Albert Haynesworth. We'll pay out the whoohah for other teams' players, but when it comes to HIGH CHARACTER GUYS LIKE GANZ, we just toss them to the side.

I CAN'T WAIT until Ganz is a second string QB in the Superbowl, he'll be laughing his tail off at the stupidity of DANNY AND VINNY. Good luck, GANZ, sorry you tried out for a loser organization.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Skins Release Preseason Dates, Times


By Cindy Boren | May 19, 2009; 2:06 PM ET

I still haven't figured this one out. By releasing them, did the 'Skins free up any cap space or roster spots? Did they do this to make it possible to make cap room or roster spots to go after Michael Vick? (Michael Vick's agent keeps posting "Why not Michael Vick?" on this blog, so there must be interest on his part.)

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 20, 2009 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Good luck, GANZ, sorry you tried out for a loser organization.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 9:25 AM

Yeah, you should have tried out for the Patriots. Too bad they didn't ask you. I wonder why?

Dude can't make it with a "loser organization" sure doesn't have a chance with a winner. Well, there's always the Raiders. Or, if he had a criminal record, the Cowboys.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 20, 2009 9:29 AM | Report abuse

It was not one line in a dictionary. It was 3 out of 4 major dictionaries.

And again, I'm not advocating changing the name. I'm just saying that denying the current reality, that some find it highly offensive, is typical of our current society.

It's complicated and it requires some sensitivity and deference to history to rationally discuss the topic. Broadstroking it either way is incorrect and does more harm than good.

I'm fine to drop it, just don't misstate my point.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 20, 2009 9:29 AM | Report abuse

I guess you could say the 'Skins were done with the whole Ganz Meschpucha?

hehehehe...

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 20, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Can we go back to calling Vick "Ron Mexico"?

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 20, 2009 9:33 AM | Report abuse

With Gantz gone, can you say SUPERBOWL! Thx JLC, incredible reporting!

Posted by: 1footballguru | May 20, 2009 9:36 AM | Report abuse

With Gantz gone, can you say SUPERBOWL! Thx JLC, incredible reporting!

Posted by: 1footballguru | May 20, 2009 9:36 AM |

Guru? You call yourself a guru? What kind of a "guru" can' even figure out who wrote the post?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 20, 2009 9:40 AM | Report abuse

The Best Training Camp Battles:


pick'em:

Chase Daniels v. Colt Brennan

Jeremy Bridges v. Stephon Heyer v. Jon Jansen

Devin Thomas v. Roydell Williams v. Antawn Randle El

Robert Thomas v. Rocky McIntosh v. Albert Fincher

Chris Wilson v. HB Blades v. Cody "The Ticketmeister" Glenn

Rob Jackson v. Alex Buzbee v. final cutdown day

Renaldo Wynn v Philip Daniels v. Father Time

Clinton Portis v. practice

Rock Cartwright v. Ladell Betts v. Lance Aldrige

Fred Davis v. Todd Yoder v. alarm clock

Malcolm Kelly v. knee surgeon


But--
Daniels v. Brennan intrigues the most.

Colt knows the system, but Daniels was a winner against better college competition.

The prize?: holding a clipboard for 16 straight weeks.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 20, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

"Yeah, you should have tried out for the Patriots. Too bad they didn't ask you. I wonder why?

Posted by: talent_evaluator "

Why would I try out for the Patriots? Or anyone for that matter. I played in high-school, but I didn't even play in college. You really think, just by talking to me online, that I am NFL-caliber? Wow.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 9:49 AM | Report abuse

So ends this exercise in Ganzo Journalism.

Posted by: SMACK1 | May 20, 2009 9:50 AM | Report abuse

I gotta go with Bridges v. Heyer v. Jansen

Although I must say the Fred Davis v. Todd Yoder v. Alarm Clock may be one we might one to keep an eye on as the season progresses

Posted by: slipperyrichard | May 20, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Cassel didn't play in college either. Don't sell yourself short, The Truth.

Posted by: SMACK1 | May 20, 2009 9:52 AM | Report abuse

So this is what passes as news in a slow week?

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 20, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

If I'm Roger Goodell, the following players get 'stiff-armed' and not allowed to see the field this year:

Adam "Pacman" Jones
Mike Vick

The league must make it glaringly apparent that anybody who ruins a once in a lifetime opportunity to make NFL money and fame deserves a seat on the street with the "I could've been.....blah, blah, blah," crowd.

The NFL 'shield' shouldn't protect the stupid, plain and simple.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 20, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of Pacman - Did anyone catch Pros vs Joes on Monday night? Pacman was fighting one of the contestants. I have it recorded but haven't played it yet......

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 20, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Any truth to the rumor that we got rid of Ganz to make room for the return of Leigh Torrance

Posted by: The_Spear | May 20, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Hey Cindy,


What's the inside scoop on M. Williams weight. Is he getting down to camp weight?

Posted by: Devo2 | May 20, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

moe, agreed on pac, but vick has more than paid his debt to society. He's spent more time behind bars that Leonard Little, and Pac combined, and has lost what, close to 50 million dollars, he's done his time, and then the time for others as well....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 20, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Mista Moe I generally find your post amusing and entertaining but I disagree with your post. I find it amusing that people dont want pacman and vick back in the NFL because of their legal troubles but the United States Congress has more felons than the majority of our sports leauges combined but yet there is no uproar over them becoming senators, and congressmen, and governors again.

So the point is people make mistakes, that does not mean they are not allowed to rectify them.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | May 20, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Can we go back to calling Vick "Ron Mexico"?
Posted by: DikShuttle | May 20, 2009 9:33 AM |

Now now...Michael is trying to move past his herpes spreading days. He wants to go by his other alias "Ookie". Its a reflection of his more innocent childhood games of football, basketball, kick the pup, I mean can...

Posted by: will_ga | May 20, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I think Vick has paid a steep price for a heinous crime. He got what he deserved but he served his time. Maybe a four game suspension for lying to Goodell but thats about enough.

Posted by: will_ga | May 20, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Meat = Murder and Murder = Tasty.

Reinstate Vick.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 20, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Glad we kept "Chase" Daniel... Just his name alone is a perfect fit for our inept Offensive Line and the upcoming season.
Need some "duck and cover" nicknames for the other QB's?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | May 20, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Are you being serious or sarcastic Greg? It's really tough to read through that one....

Reinstate Vick. Ofcourse it prob won't happen this year. But next year, def.


I mean come on. We just had the Olympics in China where dogs and cats are eaten at the local Morton's Doghouse and And TGICatdays.

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 20, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

"I disagree with your post."


That's cool.

I'm actually trying to stir up some chatta by by tossing out some controversial shissues (combine the word sh!t with issues and you get a word that means semi-important crap to talk about).

Otherwise, this blog needs a funeral director.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 20, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

It was over before it beGanz

Hello...is this thing on?

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 20, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

"... the United States Congress has more felons than the majority of our sports leauges combined..."


I agree.

That's why neither Nancy Pelosi nor Diane Feinstein--both of them congressional grandmothers--deserve to play in the NFL.

It's my understanding that whereas they both have ends, neither of them is tight anymore.

(INSERT image of Rodney "Moe" Dangerfield yanking his tie at perceived disrespect and bad joke groans and shouts of "See, if he supports the racist name 'redskin' he also supports ageism and sexism.")

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 20, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

4th, I was being serious. I think he's more than paid his debt. He'll never be able to recover what he's lost.....he'll never live what he did down, he's lost his 100 million dollar contract, what else can be taken away from him.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 20, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Otherwise, this blog needs a funeral director.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 20, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/1539586.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1939057D9939C83F1065E62B0177CC06FC05A5397277B4DC33E

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 20, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

More harm was done to the integrity of the NFL by Belichick and his breaking the signal stealing rules since 2000 than Vick..

Belichick was never suspended and only paid a 500K fine (which the Pats actually paid for him). Basically BB never paid the price for cheating. The only price he paid was the infamy of being the sole reason the NFL had to create the Defensive Head Set for the Defensive Coordinators and the Defensive signal callers.

Whereas Vick is banned forever from the NFL and his profession, for a crime for which he has already paid the price (jailtime). I am not a Vick fan.. but, there are many nfl players with more serious crime records than Vick, that are doing quite well in the NFL.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I think Vick has paid a steep price for a heinous crime. He got what he deserved but he served his time. Maybe a four game suspension for lying to Goodell but thats about enough.

Posted by: will_ga | May 20, 2009 11:00 A

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | May 20, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Good news!!!

Vinny just signed Danny Ganz.

Posted by: TheCork | May 20, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

bangkok: "As for the preseason schedule, what's with all the 3-4 defenses? If the preseason offense is good or bad it won't matter because it will be an inaccurate reflexion against 4-3 teams. This year the 'skins will play only one 3-4 team - the Cowboys."

Part of our secret plan not to prepare for the season.

If we don't know what we're doing, how can our opponents?

It's subtle.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 20, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

The Best Training Camp Battles: ...

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 20, 2009 9:41 AM

Amusing post. But dude, you missed the "biggest" battle of all!

400+lb Mike Williams vs. Popeyes

Posted by: AntonChigurh | May 20, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Question for the blog?

If you and your spouse and kid or kids and family dog were stranded on an island and you had two choices to make which one would you choose:

A: kill the dog and eat the dog meat until help arrives

B: you all die as a family

Posted by: GreatOne1 | May 20, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

I mean come on. We just had the Olympics in China where dogs and cats are eaten at the local Morton's Doghouse and And TGICatdays.

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 20, 2009 11:09 AM |

I'm with Greg on reinstating Vick. Guy has earned the right to compete for a job.

But I love the TGIC. Not that I understand what it has to do with anything. The French eat snails and froglegs. On the Eastern Shore they eat muskrat. In Venezuela they eat capybara. In Georgia they eat squirrels. So what? I don't think that "enlightened" Americans like us ought to be judging others on the basis of their diets. Except for TheTruth who eats too much candy, of course.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 20, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

shissues and tissues?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

More details on the Ganz pick up today..
He was claimed off waivers from Miami this morning but, Vinny shrewdly traded a 2010 second round pick to get him back..
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Good news!!!

Vinny just signed Danny Ganz.

Posted by: TheCork | May 20, 2009 11:22 AM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | May 20, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

"Whereas Vick is banned forever from the NFL and his profession, for a crime for which he has already paid the price (jailtime). I am not a Vick fan.. but, there are many nfl players with more serious crime records than Vick, that are doing quite well in the NFL.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"

uhhh, Vick isn't banned forever...it is pretty much agreed upon that he will be back within 2 years...by everyone.

What else did you want to happen? Did you think Vick should've still played in the NFL while in jail or something?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

GreatOne that would be tough....

I myself would wait to the last possible minute. But ofcourse I would do the do. Not in front of them of course. And I wouldn't even tell the kids what it was.....

But I don't have any dogs right now, so my emotions are further detached then an actual dog owner's........

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 20, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Ganz Shmanz - they should be looking at Jason Boltus who played at div III Hartwick. The kid is 6'3", 225 lbs and can throw. Get off your duff, Vinny, and bring in some quality talent!

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 20, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

WHO IS JOE GANZ?

He's a Nebraska QB. Short and scrambly by nature.

According to a website called CornNation (I did not make that up), Joe is the ultimate team player. For instance, this quote:

"First off, I would never go to Coach Pelini’s office and demand anything. I would never think about doing that to Coach. No way. I have too much respect for the guy, too much respect for his opinion and how he goes about his business and what he does and how he gets this team ready. I would never do that."

So at least we know what he would never do.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 20, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Question for the blog?

If you and your spouse and kid or kids and family dog were stranded on an island and you had two choices to make which one would you choose:

A: kill the dog and eat the dog meat until help arrives

B: you all die as a family

Posted by: GreatOne1

How big is the dog? Do we have the ability to get a fire started?

Posted by: TWISI | May 20, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Good news, Comcast and NFL Network agreed to terms to keep NFL Network available to Comcast subscribers.

Too bad Comcast has a monopoly on my area and their service completely sucks donkeyyou-know-whats!

I hate Comcast!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

"played at div III Hartwick."

I didn't even know there was a div III Hartwick.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 20, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

You're right.. no "banned" decision from Goodell, yet.
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"Whereas Vick is banned forever from the NFL and his profession, for a crime for which he has already paid the price (jailtime). I am not a Vick fan.. but, there are many nfl players with more serious crime records than Vick, that are doing quite well in the NFL.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"

uhhh, Vick isn't banned forever...it is pretty much agreed upon that he will be back within 2 years...by everyone.

What else did you want to happen? Did you think Vick should've still played in the NFL while in jail or something?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 11:30 AM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | May 20, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

A: kill the dog and eat the dog meat until help arrives

B: you all die as a family

Posted by: GreatOne1

This is a no-brainer. You gotta kill the dog before the dog kills you. But it isn't even interesting. The interesting part is when help doesn't come and you get into Donner Party issues.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 20, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

"If you and your spouse and kid or kids and family dog were stranded on an island and you had two choices to make which one would you choose:A: kill the dog and eat the dog meat until help arrives B: you all die as a family Posted by: GreatOne1"

You haven't met my family.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 20, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

snagm, Bill/the pats paid a fine of $750,000, and forfeited a draft pick, and brought upon their championships an extreme amount of scrutiny, and doubt as to if they were won on the up and up. You can't say that Bill didn't lose as much, he took the chance, and now will ALWAYS be viewed as someone who cheated. Why did Goodell destroy the tapes they took from him??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 20, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I'ma masochist. That should be obvious in that I'm a redskin fan and a Clippers fan.

But after last night's lottery, I'm suddenly OPTIMISTIC about the Redskins, too.

Yeah the Clippers quit last year, and they sucked and they dont' play defense and they have hte worst owner in hoop.

But it aint' a bad squad and Griffith will make them much better with THREE very good young players, in their last three drafts.

They now have young starters at 2, 3, and 4. What they need to do is package up some of the refuse for an outstanding point guard, or somehow convince Barron its in his own self-interest to play team sports again.

So now it looks like the Clippers should be favored to make the playoffs before the redskins do.

UnLESS--and here's where my optimism kicks in--The 2nd year guys get a clue and ALMOST EVERYONE stays healthy.

Go Clips!

Go Redskins!

call me Mr. Pollyanna



Posted by: TheCork | May 20, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Whats the Spouse look like?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Question for the blog?

If you and your spouse and kid or kids and family dog were stranded on an island and you had two choices to make which one would you choose:

A: kill the dog and eat the dog meat until help arrives

B: you all die as a family

Posted by: GreatOne1

How big is the dog? Do we have the ability to get a fire started?

Posted by: TWISI | May 20, 2009 11:33 AM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | May 20, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I'd cook my family and feed them to myself and my dog.

Dog = man's best friend.

Wife = annoying hack.

Kids = annoying hacks.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

uestion for the blog?

If you and your spouse and kid or kids and family dog were stranded on an island and you had two choices to make which one would you choose:

A: kill the dog and eat the dog meat until help arrives

B: you all die as a family

Posted by: GreatOne1

How big is the dog? Do we have the ability to get a fire started?

Posted by: TWISI


What's the spouse look like?

Posted by: TheCork | May 20, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

is there barbeque sauce available....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 20, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Kraft gave BB a raise equaling the amount of the Fine the same week BB was Fined. And BB also got a Contract extension with the Raise. So essentially the Fine was offset.

Gotta wonder if any of those tapes included pre-SB walk-throughs considering that a few tapes were released and others selectively destroyed. Goodell is a trained lawyer...He knew exactly what he was doing when he had the evidence eliminated.
Kraft was on the Commmissioner Search Committee that hired Goodell.. Conflict of Interest dripping everywhere..

Given the new Def Headsets..I wonder what head videographer, Ernie Adams does now??
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snagm, Bill/the pats paid a fine of $750,000, and forfeited a draft pick, and brought upon their championships an extreme amount of scrutiny, and doubt as to if they were won on the up and up. You can't say that Bill didn't lose as much, he took the chance, and now will ALWAYS be viewed as someone who cheated. Why did Goodell destroy the tapes they took from him??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 20, 2009 11:36 AM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | May 20, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Would you be able to collect on a life insurance policy if you ate your spouse as a matter of life or death?

Posted by: TWISI | May 20, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Who said anything about life or death?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

TheTruth who eats too much candy.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 20, 2009 11:27 AM

I'd cook my family and feed them to myself and my dog.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 11:37 AM

Well, I thought it was too much candy. Turns out that he eats too much human flesh.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 20, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

D.C. not his cup of tea

By David Elfin on May 20, 2009 into Redskins 360


Jason Taylor wanted no part of the Redskins' offseason program which led to the active sacks leader's release on Mar. 2, but Taylor is participating in the Dolphins' organized team activities this week.

“It felt like five years, to be honest,” Taylor told reporters in South Florida about his 7-1/2 months as a Redskin. "I don’t want to slight the Redskins in any way. “Everyone should know I’m not a left end; I’m not a five-technique left end, it’s just not what I do well."

However, with Phillip Daniels having suffered a season-ending knee injury on the first snap of training camp, that's where the Redskins had a need. Since right end Andre Carter was comfortable in his spot in Greg Blache's defense, the Redskins tried plugging Taylor in for Daniels. However, the passrusher didn't want to focus on stopping the run and a knee injury in August and emergency calf surgery in September helped limit him to just 3.5 sacks for the NFL's fourth-ranked defense.

Taylor lost $7 million by spuring the Redskins to re-sign with the Dolphins, his employer during his stellar first 11 seasons. But the 34-year-old said it was being away from his family that prompted his decision.

“There comes a point in time where you can step away from that ego and make the right decision for yourself, whether that be business-wise or personally," Taylor said. "If it was all about ego, I wouldn’t be here. I’d be making more money somewhere else. But it wasn’t about that."

-- David Elfin

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/redskins/2009/may/20/dc-not-his-cup-of-tea/

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 20, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

C. Teach the dog to fish
*******

And the question doesn't even apply (though the answers are hilarious).

What 'life or death' situation was Vick facing when he tortured, maimed and executed these animals?

I can buy the debate that Dog fighting should be legalized. I don't think it could, but there's an argument to be made.

To pin this situation on that argument, however, is entirely fallacious.

And Marylin Chambers was entirely Fellatious.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 20, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Taylor: Season 'felt like five years'

By Ryan O'Halloran on May 20, 2009 into Redskins 360


Old friend Jason Taylor has broken his silence about returning to the Miami Dolphins on a one-year deal that required him to take a pay cut of nearly $6.5 million he was scheduled to earn with the Redskins this year.

Talking to the Miami Herald, Taylor said his forgettable season with the Redskins was a debacle.

"It felt like five years, to be honest," Double Nickel said.

Taylor and the Redskins parted ways this offseason and he returned to the Dolphins last week. He participated in the Fins' OTA on Tuesday.

It's becoming clear Taylor quickly regretted his decision to alienate Bill Parcells to the point where he was traded to the Redskins for second and sixth-round choices.

"I don't want to slight the Redskins in any way," he said. "There were a few guys I was close to on the team up there that knew where I was throughout the whole process from the minute I got on the plane to go to D.C. last year. I'll leave it at that."

Translation: Taylor didn't want to be here but didn't want to retire and leave money on the table, either.

Taylor also complained about the "snow." My memory is that there was no snowfall from September-December in the area.

- Ryan O'Halloran

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/redskins/2009/may/20/taylor-season-felt-5-years/

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 20, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Keeping up with CP
By David Elfin on May 18, 2009 into Redskins 360

Wonder what Clinton Portis does when he's not working at Redskin Park?

The fun-loving running back was in Los Angeles last Thursday as a judge in ... drumroll, please ... the first NFL PLAYERS Rookie Burger Bowl. Portis was one of three judges who deemed the winner the burger topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon strips, guacamole, pico de gallo and spicy chipotle cream.

However, don't tell Redskins owner Dan Snyder that the face of his franchise helped award the blue ribbon to Stephen McGee, a quarterback for the (gasp) Dallas Cowboys.

An expenses-paid trip to LaLa Land to judge a best burger contest. It's pretty sweet being CP from the end of the season until the start of training camp, isn't it?

-- David Elfin

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 20, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

You can't make a Dolphin a Redskin, it turns out. And that man was Dolphin through and through.

The man was a beast in Miami, but for us barely a tit-mouse. Just another Danny dream and waste of pics.

Then again, didn't last year seem like 5 years to EVERYBODY? ugh.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 20, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

And there is your lunch time Redskins news.

Feel free to bash JTMoFo NOW. Let me begin...

I retract my previous statement that Vinny and JTMoFo's agent secretly decided to part ways. I am back to my original theory that JTMoFo is a selfish prima-dona stuck in his ways. And he gives credence to the saying you can't teach an old dog new tricks (Insert Mike Vick joke here),.......

Talk about a one trick pony......

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 20, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

"His mind...is ahead..........of what the defense is..........."

~ Joe Namath

Posted by: jmicrodoc | May 20, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Feel free to bash JTMoFo NOW. Let me begin...

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 20, 2009 12:22 PM |

I hope the FO will take all those JT55 jerseys they can't sell, package them up, and ship them collect to JT.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 20, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Jason Taylor on Jason Taylor:

“Everyone should know I’m not a left end; I’m not a five-technique left end, it’s just not what I do well."


Wow!!

So the Front Office of the Washington Redskins gave up two draft picks for a player to play what even he knew wasn't the best position for him.

And this same Front Office gave a bundle of money to Albert Haynesworth fulling knowing he too excels at a style of defensive play that doesn't match what the skins defensive scheme is.

And this same front office went into the recent draft claiming that despite it's needs on the offensive lines, no players were worth selecting other then the free agent castoff linemen other teams cut to in order to make room for drafted lineman.

Once again: The Washington Greenbacks show that spending money is all their good at.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 20, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I for one am glad we didn't sign Ganz. I know he returned to prominence with his excellent portrayal of Hitler a few years ago, but he really peaked back in the '80s with "The American Friend" and "Wings of Desire."

Just one man's opinion.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 20, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Coach Pelini and Vinny are good friends. Vinny helped out his friend by drafting a LB/RB who was a major reach. And then bringing in a QB who no one would have looked at. These developments help Coach Pelini recruit better. If a player does not have success at Nebraska, the coach can guarantee a player that he can get him a tryout with a NFL team. Think about that advantage in recruting.

Posted by: japark89 | May 20, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

talenteval: "On the Eastern Shore they eat muskrat"

Please. It is referred to as 'marsh rabbit.'

Damn furriners.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 20, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

One way to look at it is that Jason Taylor said that he didn’t want to take part in offseason stuff with the Skins because he wanted to be with his family (who didn’t want to/wouldn’t relocate). So he left the Skins and 8 million on the table. Got offers from at least one other team that we know of (Patriots), but settled for 1.5 million to play for the dolphins again and……..be with his family. Maybe he was really telling the truth……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 20, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Samson--

I walked into The House of Deals in Onancock and they had them labelled "muskrats." And the Eastern Shore News went out and did a feature story about a lady who'd been eating muskrats all her life and from the looks of the picture, that was a long time.

If the sign had said "marsh rabbits" I wouldn't have given it no never mind.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 20, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I'd cook my family and feed them to myself and my dog.

Dog = man's best friend.

Wife = annoying hack.

Kids = annoying hacks.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 11:37 AM

And this is why you're a 22 year old virgin now... ol' George McFly mannerisms havin' bama... More than likely will be consistently "tuggin' it" when you're 50.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 20, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Wow!!

So the Front Office of the Washington Redskins gave up two draft picks for a player to play what even he knew wasn't the best position for him.

And this same Front Office gave a bundle of money to Albert Haynesworth fulling knowing he too excels at a style of defensive play that doesn't match what the skins defensive scheme is.

And this same front office went into the recent draft claiming that despite it's needs on the offensive lines, no players were worth selecting other then the free agent castoff linemen other teams cut to in order to make room for drafted lineman.

Once again: The Washington Greenbacks show that spending money is all their good at.

Posted by: MistaMoe ****

Well put Moe! It is beyond pathetic how the FO continues to eff-up the team I grew up and (somehow) still root for.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | May 20, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

talent:"I walked into The House of Deals in Onancock and they had them labelled "muskrats." And the Eastern Shore News went out and did a feature story about a lady who'd been eating muskrats all her life and from the looks of the picture, that was a long time.If the sign had said "marsh rabbits" I wouldn't have given it no never mind."

Onancock is in Virginia so clearly you had passed outside the continental US. Now if you'd been in Onancoke -- well, the onan right down there.

They only call it muskrat when they want to scare tourists. On the menu at Lloyd's, it's marsh rabbit, Today's Special.

With peas and carrots and mash taters.

That's enuff fer now. I'll get up and down wit' ye anon.

Posted by: talent_evaluator

Posted by: Samson151 | May 20, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I just like saying GAANNZZ

Posted by: ElYeah | May 20, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Best case scenario Right side of line:

C - Jansen
RG- Williams
RE- Mickelson

Posted by: ElYeah | May 20, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Vinny and Coach Pellini can get Lawrence Phillips a parole-free tryout? That guy ought to be a walking advertisement for non-Cornhuskerdom....

Posted by: ElYeah | May 20, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I'd cook my family and feed them to myself and my dog.

Dog = man's best friend.

Wife = annoying hack.

Kids = annoying hacks.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 20, 2009 11:37 AM

And this is why you're a 22 year old virgin now... ol' George McFly mannerisms havin' bama... More than likely will be consistently "tuggin' it" when you're 50.

Posted by: RedDMV

I dunno...it sounds more like Truth speaks from experience.

Posted by: tripz | May 20, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

VICK TO THE SKINS! WILDCAT 2009! Also, come on Guys, how sick would our madden 10' team be if we have Orapko,Haynesworth, Hall, and Vick??? No team could play with us, PA CROSSES anyone?

Posted by: DCXNTX | May 20, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

I have lost all respect for that punk Jason Taylor. He got here and said what all of us fans wanted to here just to tell us in the offseason that he did not want to commit to our offseason workouts. Then he acts like he was out of position the fact is he could not get around the takles in the NFC EAST and he can't stop the run so he had to put the blame on the coaches for "PLAYING HIM OUT OF POSITION". For me I say F him and lets roll with what we've got and see what it brings.

Posted by: wattsicon | May 21, 2009 12:30 AM | Report abuse

I WANT WHAT JOE GIBBS SAYS "REAL REDSKINS" NOT THESE PUNKS WHO SAY THEY ARE OUT OF POSITION. SEE TROY BROWN FROM NEW ENGLAND PLAYING CORNER WHEN HE IS A RECEIVER.

Posted by: wattsicon | May 21, 2009 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Forget about Ganz. The real loss here is that we're not gonna be able to sign Billy Bear. Too bad he had to pull that knife on Reggie Hammond. He really could have shored up our linebacking corp.

Posted by: therearenonamesleft | May 21, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Not that it matters but Nebr had a pretty good starting QB in the NFL named Vince Ferragamo! As a matter of fact he started for the LA Rams against the Steelers.... Believe he played in the NFL for 9 years...

Posted by: cthusker | May 21, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

From dlhaze1 (above): "I can't think of any Nebraska QB's that have gone on to the NFL to have good careers. Maybe I am missing someone, but just can't think of any...."
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How about Husker QB Vince Ferragamo(?), led Rams to the Super Bowl in the 1970s. Also, to a lesser degree, QBs Dave Humm (Raiders) and 2-time national champ Jerry Tagge (Packers). In 1996, QB Brook Berringer would likely have been a high draft pick (probably by the Chiefs), but was killed in a plane crash the week before the draft. Go Big Red!

Posted by: texasHusker | May 21, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I know

Posted by: pabrian2003 | May 21, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I am not a redskins fan. For that matter I would rather mow the lawn than watch a bunch of over paid blowhards on a Sunday no matter who is playing. This being said, I have watched Joe Ganz play football and the kid has heart. I have also watched Chase Daniels. Your organization made a big mistake. Daniels does not know how to take a snap under center.....Never has. Even in high school he was a part of the flag football spread formula. Plus the guy picks his nose. No kidding. Remind your recievers to make sure they wear gloves.

Posted by: todd15 | May 22, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Ganz's height was probably the biggest consideration in releasing him.

Aside from that, and knowing what I know about the kid, I would've kept him on the roster over Chase...and maybe even Colt.

Ganz has proven leadership, overcoming the "backup role" many times to break records at NU, and is gritty.

The organization didn't want to take a chance I suppose, but some other team will, and we'll probably see him as a backup elsewhere.

Posted by: romano311 | May 22, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

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