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Golston Welcomes Haynesworth, Praises Springs

Jason Reid reports:

Defensive tackle Kedric Golston was surrounded by reporters and TV cameras when he arrived at Redskins Park this afternoon. Guess what everyone wanted to discuss.

"You know what you're going to get with" Albert Haynesworth, Golston said. "You're going to get a lot of disruption, a lot of negative plays by the opposing the team and just somebody else you've got to account for. With him and Jason Taylor, the rest of the guys that we have on this defense, it should be a lot of fun to play on."

Although pleased that Haynesworth has agreed to join the Redskins, Golston expressed disappointment when reporters informed him that veteran cornerback Shawn Springs was released to clear cap room. With Haynesworth scheduled to receive $41 million guaranteed - the highest guaranteed total in NFL history - in the three years of a seven-year deal that could be worth as much as $115 million, and cornerback DeAngelo Hall set to get approximately $23 million guaranteed, the Redskins had to part with Springs, saving another $6 million on the 2009 cap of $127 million.

"Shawn Springs was a great teammate and I wish him the best," Golston said. "It's sad to see him go. He's been here since I've been here. He was a guy who showed a lot of leadership around the locker room."

Retaining Hall was a good move for the Redskins, Golston said.

"He's a great player," Golston said. "He came here midseason and made an impact. He's a great guy, great locker-room guy, and he has a lot of good days of football ahead of him."

By Cindy Boren  |  February 27, 2009; 2:18 PM ET
 
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The earth just shook after that jumbo Albert Haynesworth deal.

And it was not the dollars or the player or his new team, the Washington Redskins, that rumbled.

No, that was every NFC East center and guard that must block this beast for two games a year, every year into the near future.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d80ef8ef4&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | February 27, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I love it!

Posted by: leevi98 | February 27, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Beeped again.....

Cork,
Name one poster up here who has these two signings alone putting the team in the superbowl. From my reading of the posts people either hate the deals, or like them but agree that there are still other wholes to fill. And then there are those who are having an aneurysm over JLC’s latest comments……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Personally i love the Big Al signing... But i am a little leary of the Hall one. First we could have kept springs for another year.. And used that money that we spent on Hall to get Dockery and Canty probably... And probably drafted a CB next offseason or so... I dont think CB was a pressing need this season..

Posted by: cocodc1 | February 27, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

...maybe next year we will build thru the draft...this, at least, is an effort...

Posted by: bobeaston | February 27, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Also, Jason Campbell lacks the leadership qualities to be a field general...remember the back to back gaffs by Kendall last year.

Mental errors by the entire offense fall on the QB. Do you think Elway would allow so many flase starts, fumbles, and rediculous brain farts by his offense?

Posted by: Sports_Guru | February 27, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

How about we get Detroit's #20 and #33, and they get our

#13, and whatever other combo of our 3rd, 5th, or 6th they want.

We can take an RT (Smith if he slips, if not Britton or Loadholt at 33)... and either a center or a DE/SLB.

Posted by: Rypien11 | February 27, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

What is the scoop on Dockery or another O-Lineman signing???

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I hope the Redskins target
OG Chris Kemoeatu vice Dockery. He has two less years on him, and we may be able to get him for a lower price. In these suddenly cap challenged times he presents better value if they can get a deal done.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | February 27, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

JLC, aka "The Len Pasquarelli of the WaPo," is in common form today. Tying these signings to "45 layoffs" in the front office? C'mon. It's all a big conspiracy, right JLC? Yes, the evil SnyderCerrato Bot took money from the mouths of babes - or 45 employees - and fed it to the gaping Jabbba Maw of AHaynesworth. J*sus, we get it already, JLC.

And yet, I nonetheless believe this signing s*cks. Haynesworth will not earn his contract here. He joins a mediocre team where the defense will not revolve around him and he will play...mediocre. Write it down in your diary.

The good Dale is trapped in the Lodge, and he can't leave.

I keep waiting for that gum I like to come back in style with the 'Skins. And it is just not going to happen anytime soon.

Doppleganger!

Posted by: hithere1 | February 27, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Personally i love the Big Al signing... But i am a little leary of the Hall one. First we could have kept springs for another year.. And used that money that we spent on Hall to get Dockery and Canty probably... And probably drafted a CB next offseason or so... I dont think CB was a pressing need this season..

Posted by: cocodc1 | February 27, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Yeah cause Sprung never ever gets injured.

Posted by: HenryHog | February 27, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

CPortisRun

I picked 2004 since that's when Springs became a Redskin. Since people up here have discussed Springs health consistently, it makes a very fair comparison. In the last 2 years, Albert has played in 2 more games than Springs. 2. TWO. twooooooooo

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 27, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

No denying the talent Haynesworth brings.

I just don't like the risk/reward profile. Too many eggs, too few baskets.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 27, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

pishaw and poppycock.... i just like saying poppycock...

Posted by: Zeebs | February 27, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

I am not sold on HORTON!.. YEAH I SAID IT! Reason Laron wasnt as good last year as he was the year before is cause he was playing out of position.. There needs to be talk about getting a saftey in the draft or free agency as well... Just in case... Maybe Horton kills get better those with another season... He disappeared a bit at the end of last season after teams got some tape on him..

Posted by: cocodc1 | February 27, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

I like Horton, he friended me back on Facebook......

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe Horton kills get better those with another season..."

Ya think??

Dude was a 7th round rookie. Of course he's going to improve.

Posted by: psps23 | February 27, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

What exactly constitutes a "great locker room guy"? A guy that doesn't peek in the shower? A guy who leaves the toilet seat up?

I keep hearing about great locker room guys but it seems to me a good team needs "great playing field guys".

I'm just sayin'...

Posted by: original_mark | February 27, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I like Horton, he friended me back on Facebook......

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 2:48 PM

Someone friended ChriS LarRy? This has to be a first.

He probably thought you were someone else -- Christoper Lee, or Larry Michaels.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I liked the idea of Springs at safety, at least giving it a fair shot. Landry is good close to the line, having him at SS instead of FS made sense. Whether Springs would have made the transition, not sure.

We definitely lost something with Springs departure.

No question the defense is significantly improved with Haynesworth. But Andre Carter wasn't beating anyone 1 on 1 and we have no idea if Jason Taylor still has some beast in him.

If Taylor plays near his Miami self, the Skins defense can be among the league's elite defenses.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 27, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

CPortisRun

I picked 2004 since that's when Springs became a Redskin. Since people up here have discussed Springs health consistently, it makes a very fair comparison. In the last 2 years, Albert has played in 2 more games than Springs. 2. TWO. twooooooooo


Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 27, 2009 2:39 PM |


Wow, you want to cling to the argument that a 34 year old Springs is less injury-prone than a 27 year old Haynesworth? And that's just next season! How about a 35 or 36 year old Springs versus a 28 or 29 year old Haynesworth? Have you been paying attention to the team the last few seasons? I used stats in response to your stats, which were about as meaningful, so you can take your nonsense somewhere else. Compare how much time each has missed relative to other players at their position around the league. DLs naturally miss more time than DBs due to the demands of the position. ANYONE around will tell you Springs is injury-prone, and NEVER plays hurt. Let's be real.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

What exactly constitutes a "great locker room guy"?

Posted by: original_mark | February 27, 2009 2:49 PM

A guy whose weiner is small enough to make you think yours is enormous.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

lol @ Christopher Lee

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | February 27, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

"Retaining Hall was a good move for the Redskins, Golston said.

"He's a great player," Golston said. "He came here midseason and made an impact. He's a great guy, great locker-room guy, and he has a lot of good days of football ahead of him."


you know if Jla had done this post, the part about Hall being a great locker room guy wouldn't have made it to the blog.....lol...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 27, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

"There needs to be talk about getting a saftey in the draft or free agency as well... Just in case"

Just wait, Kareem Moore will show that he was the real "gem" in last year's class.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 27, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

It's nice that we signed Haynesworth

BUT

I think we would have been MUCH better off if we had used the money to sign a few new decent offensive linemen.

Posted by: charley42 | February 27, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight: A secondary that features Rogers, Hall, Smoot, Landry, Horton and Moore is going to be worse because Springs - an "An aging player who missed half the season - is gone?

I think it's obvious there are some people on RI who WANT the team to fail, even to the extent of making fantastical posts that have no basis in reality.

Perhaps Freud could explain it.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | February 27, 2009"

Hmmm, as did Champ Bailey, but I doubt you would be saying that about him.

Its real simple. Neither Hall, nor Rogers are true shutdown cover corners. There were hopes that Rogers would develop into that ... and perhaps he still may. But right now the only shutdown corner that was in the Redskins arsenal was the "aging" Shawn Springs. Smoot is a joke and it was a mistake to sign him.

This is now a zone defense ... limited one-on-one.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Yoder-lay

I agree, even though Kareem made some mistakes, he also laid some big hits and didn't back down. I think he will be a solid option to play centerfield and let LR move up to the line in the Cobra package.

Posted by: jayandcat | February 27, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

you know if Jla had done this post, the part about Hall being a great locker room guy wouldn't have made it to the blog.....lol...


Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 27, 2009 2:55 PM

Wrong, you old cynic. Here's what he would have written: "While some teammates consider him 'a great lockerroom guy' questions remain as to whether he can sustain that for a full season. Certainly, former teammates in Oakland and Atlanta might have a very different take on that. Also, the 45 former Redskins employees who were fired after Hall arrived could not be reached for comment."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse


What exactly constitutes a "great locker room guy"?

Posted by: original_mark | February 27, 2009 2:49 PM

A guy whose weiner is small enough to make you think yours is enormous.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 2:53 PM |


ROFLOL.

Posted by: original_mark | February 27, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

vrabel to the chiefs, winslow to the bucs wow lot of action.....lot of action......(rounders quote for those that don't recognize)

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

think we would have been MUCH better off if we had used the money to sign a few new decent offensive linemen.

Posted by: charley42 | February 27, 2009 2:57 PM

Plus, we still would have had money left over to hire the 45 Redskins employees who were recently fired in a mock "economy drive." And, we could have given them health benefits.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

"ANYONE around will tell you Springs is injury-prone, and NEVER plays hurt. Let's be real.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009"

Apparently neither does Haynesworth. Noting that the "Mike", the key DT, in the 4-3 continues to be the aging Griffin. He is just as "injury prone" if you look at the "stats" you choose to use or ignore depending on whether they support your view.

Haynesworth knocks out the younger Montgomery and Golston not Griffin. I suppose they could move Montgomery to end to replace Philip Daniels as Evans may be gone.

Finally, I think the "chemistry" that they had last year will be adversely affected.

Again, this looks on paper like an under .500 team that has eroded rather than improved.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Great day! Jason ALWAYS finds something negative to say and NEVER has anything nice to say. The Skins could get Brady for a 7th round pick and he would post a long diatribe about how bad a move it was! All the experts said this guy is the best FA since Reggie White. He was going to get his $100 million from somebody.

And good riddance to Springs. He was never a true Redskin. He never helped out with his contract and got paid a lot of money for not playing much. And Snyder gave him his plane to see his Dad, etc. But when it came time to help out the team with contract, he never budged. And his comments were never good.

Posted by: goterps1986 | February 27, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

"I agree, even though Kareem made some mistakes, he also laid some big hits and didn't back down. I think he will be a solid option to play centerfield and let LR move up to the line in the Cobra package."

Yea, he got caught out of position a few times, but most rookies do. He showed he has the speed to play at this level though, which is something you can't teach. I expect he'll eventually see more playing time than Horton, because he is the better athlete. Horton hit the ground running because of playing in a similar defense in college...not taking anything away from his heart though, he's a scrappy guy.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 27, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

"I think we would have been MUCH better off if we had used the money to sign a few new decent offensive linemen.

Posted by: charley42 | February 27, 2009"

YES! And now they may have to draft a cornerback and not an starting OT at number 13.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Kiss a*& agent for player calls snidely:

"Redskins dead cap morgue; you find them we sign them can I help you?"

"Yes I have an overpriced free agent with zero motivation but Pro Football Weekly says has a lot of potential. Are you interested?"

"Yes of course, we love our dead cap, we offer regular funerary services for the deceased daily. We give them lots of money so they can make whoopie with their honeys."

"Wonderful, and can you send your meatwa ... err flying hearse, Redskins 1 to pick him up?"

"Of course, our friendly attendants always cater to dead cappers and their immediate family and friends."

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I thought Hall was a "cancer"?

Retaining Hall was a good move for the Redskins, Golston said.

"He's a great player," Golston said. "He came here midseason and made an impact. He's a great guy, great locker-room guy, and he has a lot of good days of football ahead of him."

This goes to show you that we as armchair GMs or wannabe owners really don't know sh*t when it comes to what's actually going on - in the locker room, on the field, in the front office.

Just because ESPN "analysts" like to tag NFL players as "cancers" doesn't mean that they're one.

"GET SOME FACTS AND COME BACK AND SEE ME!"

Use your own judgement.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

peri...why do you think they need to draft a cb?? Smoot, Hall, Rogers, aren't they all cb's??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 27, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Redskins definitely significantly improved their D. For all you haters who think we overpaid, even skip bayless just said that he would shell out 100 Million for Albert Haynesworth. When the most obnoxious negative guy on ESPN likes this deal, you know we obviously did something right.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | February 27, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Springs gone is an absolute blessing and we may have our starting corners for the next 5 years in CR and Hall. Rogers goes back to the starting lineup with plenty of opportunity for a salary push. If he has a big year, extend him, if not let stonehands walk and we move on. Hall isn't the best corner in the league, he'll get beat, but he was the best available and the biggest thing is he makes INTs! He make get beat once or twice a game but he also can make a big play once a game to change momentum. I'm happy with keeping him. IF Albert turns our front seven into a pressure generating unit Hall could have double digit picks next year. Also, Albert means no more need for safeties in the box to stop the run, now both can play back and ball hawk which is huge. Sign Dockery, draft Smith and I will laud this FO and then curse it next year when we find away to screw it up.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Most people believed that are aging offensive linemen's lack of protection led to our 2-6 second half record.

Truth it is never one solitary reason behind winning and losing.

Staying healthy is more important to a team's success more than we realize.

JT gets the freak calf injury, after going 11 seasons in Miami without missing a down.

The NFL is unpredictable.

You have a bad game, and suddenly fans start calling for your replacement.

Chris Horton started off hot, like the whole team did.

Then in that Pittsburgh game, we got exposed for our soft play-calling and terrible offensive execution.

Worst play of the year: Mike Sellers' inability to score from inside the 1-yard line.

Yo Mike, make sure if you leave your feet you move forward not straight up in the air.

Players have to execute, and the coaches have to make adjustments.

All must be on the same page to build a playoff contender.

Good luck to Hall, and Haynesworth cuz you will hear it from the masses if you put up a poor 2009-2010 season.

Posted by: Sammy33 | February 27, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

"WE'RE GONNA DRAFT ORAKPO AND OUR DEFENSE WILL BE UNSTOPPABLE NEXT YEAR!!!

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

Posted by: doubleOneven | February 27, 2009"

yeah, Haynesworth will be on the bench with an oxygen mask ala Riggins and Golston will be in. While the team slowly slides into oblivion.

You're an idiot.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Periculum- you lose all credibility when you stubbornly want to hold onto this notion that a 27 year old DT who has missed 10 games in the last 3 seasons is more injury-prone than a 34 year old CB who has missed 14 games over that same period. Not only has Springs missed more games, he plays a much less physical position, and most importantly, HE IS 7 YEARS OLDER. Going forward in the next few seasons, which (unless the Redskins invented a time machine that we don't know about) is what this contract covers, a Haynesworth in his late 20s is unarguably less of a concern than a Springs in his mid-to-late 30s. Wow, please stop wasting all of our time with this crap.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

YES! And now they may have to draft a cornerback and not an starting OT at number 13.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:04 PM
Dude, you bumped your head. Wow.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

"Sign Dockery, draft Smith and I will laud this FO and then curse it next year when we find away to screw it up.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009"

They need these 2 plus Brown, plus Willis, plus another OL pick or two. And now a young potential cover corner. And idiots here want to draft Orakpo?

With our luck Snidely will draft that guy and the OL will be the worst in the league next year.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

IF Albert turns our front seven into a pressure generating unit Hall could have double digit picks next year.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 3:07 PM

And, if so, Rogers will be working overtime, all ten digits, batting down passes or batting them up for Landry and Horton. Woo-hoo!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Springs was the only one who could stop TO. Here comes Stubblefield, er I mean Fat Albert! Snyder never learns.

Posted by: jgluke | February 27, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

The Baltimore Sun passes along speculation that the Ravens are now offering Bart Scott a five-year, $42 million contract.

JOKE

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | February 27, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

"Dude, you bumped your head. Wow.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009"

THERE IS A REASON why Blache started Springs over Rogers. And made Hall the number 2 guy.

They are not cover corners they are zone corners. In the 4-3 you have to have shutdown cover corners. Not zone corners.

You don't watch football much do you dude?

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

"IF Albert turns our front seven into a pressure generating unit Hall could have double digit picks next year.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009"

If he plays and doesn't sit back and collect his guaranteed 43 million.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I thought scott signed with the Jets?

Any other signings happening?? Seems like things are dead out there.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 27, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Bart Scott is a Jet, and word is Ray Lewis wants no part of Balmer anymore.

No wonder the tubby little dork is so cranky today.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | February 27, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth == Brandon Lloyd Stumblefield.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Springs was the only one who could stop TO. Here comes Stubblefield, er I mean Fat Albert! Snyder never learns.

Posted by: jgluke | February 27, 2009 3:13 PM |

Oh, really? I only remember 1 big game that TO has had against us, and it was a 4 TD game in Dallas where he was covered primarily by...... Shawn Springs! Admittedly, Springs had a good game in Dallas last season against TO, but Springs has also missed Cowboy games due to injury where TO has not done anything. Fail.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Seems like things are dead out there.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 27, 2009 3:16 PM

This is because Pro Football Talk's servers have crashed. No one has anything up here unless we get it from PFT.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Yoder,

I like the thought of our nickel/dime packages with Kareem playing CF, Landry rovering the middle looking to take off heads and Horton hovering around the line blitzing while DH, Los and Smoot lock everyone down. Big hitters and good press corners that is a solid secondary but maybe we'd be even better with the return of Leigh Torrence, right!

Posted by: jayandcat | February 27, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

I think Horton has a ton of upside. He was probably one of the best prepared rookies coming in since Dewayne Walker was running the Redskins defense at UCLA so Horton already VERY well schooled in our schemes. He doesn't measure well. He's just a player with a nose for the ball.

Posted by: thinker11 | February 27, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

If I am not mistaken Rogers covered TO the second half because Springs was hurt. Rogers did a good job on TO.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | February 27, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

"For a team like Washington, clearly not one player away from being a real contender and with so many holes on offense, it's an even bigger gamble."

Who would you consider one player away in today's NFL? The Eagles? The Cowboys? The Giants? San Francisco? Arizona? Come on, who would have said 17 games into last season that the Cards would be in the Super Bowl. It's such a crap shoot that a comment like that doesn't make any sense. This team was only a couple plays away from making the post-season, and probably a couple away from being 6-10. Can one player who pressures a QB have that much impact? The Skins D was solid last year, and the one thing that kept them from being elite was a pass rush/being able to stop a big runner. Doesn't he help out a lot with both of these? I agree it's a lot of money, but they didn't sign anyone last off season (until after training camp) and look where that got them. I like the move...it may not work out, but to doubt--with a high degree of certainty--that it will right now doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Posted by: emc7x | February 27, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

That is exactly correct, emc7x. The whole season can change on injuries, official calls, weather conditions... So many factors. But what you can say is that the D is better than it was yesterday. Blache wants to play the run first, stay in passing lanes, and shrink the pocket. AH can do that better than anyone in the league.

I'm sorry to see SS leave. He is a great corner. But age has probably caught up with him, and while he may have a good season or two left, it was not worth the risk of paying him $8 mill to have him on the bench. DH and CR will make a strong CB tandem.

I never thought the FO could pull off signing AH. I didn't think we would have the cap space. Now it looks like we will not only have the ability to sign DH and AH, but I fully expect that we will still sign an OG. Love for it to be Jason Brown, but would be happy with Dockery.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 27, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

you know if Jla had done this post, the part about Hall being a great locker room guy wouldn't have made it to the blog.....lol...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 27, 2009 2:55 PM
Wrong, you old cynic. Here's what he would have written: "While some teammates consider him 'a great lockerroom guy' questions remain as to whether he can sustain that for a full season. Certainly, former teammates in Oakland and Atlanta might have a very different take on that. Also, the 45 former Redskins employees who were fired after Hall arrived could not be reached for comment."
Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 2:59 PM

And then he would have said how he knew JTaylor was a bad move from the start, and then he would have called Vinny a jerk, and then he would have said something about his house, or a soccer team, or the red sox, or , or , or , or something really mean or stupid. I’m so mad now I think I’m gonna cry. Wow I hate that guy SO MUCH. Aww, but it’s cool……..I don’t care about what some beat reporter says.

Posted by: imabigcrybaby | February 27, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

from the previous post :

"The pressure on him is enormous as well; he must elevate the entire defense, be an MVP type of performer and play with consistency -- at a time when the team has eliminated 45 employees who were paid far, far less. "


WTF does us paying Haynesworth out the butt have to do with us firing a parking lot attendant?


seriously wtf??

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 27, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

sports guru,

Relax with the Campbell bashing. Blaming false starts on him. They all practice together and when you only practice a few times before a game (Kendall always had wednesdays off) timing becomes a problem. Just enjoy the development of a great QB in the making. remember it took elway about 13 years till he struck gold due to finally having a potent running back to go along with his passing (Terrel Davis)

Posted by: BurgwithaU | February 27, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

They are not cover corners they are zone corners. In the 4-3 you have to have shutdown cover corners. Not zone corners.

You don't watch football much do you dude?

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:14 PM |

I know this wasn't directed at me, but I can't resist making you look stupid, again. Have you ever heard of the Tampa-2, or any cover-2 scheme? That is based on 2-deep ZONE coverage, and primarily is used with a 4-3 front. Whether they are 3-4 or 4-3 does not necessarily dictate whether or not that team plays more zone or more man. YOU don't watch much football, do YOU?

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I think I saw that Bart Scott was going to allow Ravens a chance to counter the Jets deal.....

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

periculum, glad to see your craziness return, maybe we should sign priest holmes as our cover corner, I'm sure sometime somewhere a RB switched to corner once so obviously he should work. but to your recent stupidity. We are not nor have we ever been a zone heavy team and Rogers has played and started his entire career for us and played well. Hall, in 6 games almost led the team in picks. These are not Asante Samuels type cover 2 corners, both Hall and Rogers excel and prefer man press coverage and that was one of the reasons Hall said he wanted to stay. Now with Albert we all hope they will get to play man press coverage with two deep safeties and a front seven that can generate pressure. and btw, of the 10 games Albert has missed in the last couple years, 5 of those were a suspension for the head stomping event. He is no more injury prone than any other player in the league and actually for a DT he has been fairly durable.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Uh-oh. Don Banks thinks we made a mistake in signing Hall and Haynesworth. This is bad. He's been so pro-Redskins up until now. I think he might be getting his stuff from Cork, because he's trotting out Stubblefield to prove that Snyder doesn't know what he's doing.

God, I wish for once we could prove the haters wrong, but I'm not convinced that we'll do it this time.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

The Baltimore Sun passes along speculation that the Ravens are now offering Bart Scott a five-year, $42 million contract.

That's $2 million more than the Jets' offer. Scott also reportedly wants to be assured that he will be the "center piece" of the new defense, which means he would be taking over Ray Lewis' spot. Scott is still negotiating with both clubs.
Source: Baltimore Sun
Related: Jets


Never signed with JETS

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | February 27, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Periculum...You must be a Cowboy fan or Jason La Can Hater in disguise! Why on earth would they take a CB with the first pick? There are plenty of mid level free agent CBs available. They will take an OL or LB guaranteed!

Posted by: dcwun | February 27, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

WBAL-TV
updated 11:47 a.m. ET, Fri., Feb. 27, 2009
NEW YORK - According to The Sporting News, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Bart Scott will join head coach Rex Ryan and play for the New York Jets.

Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the deal will pay Scott about $8 million a season. The Ravens offered Scott around $7 million to stay with Baltimore.

Playing his entire seven-year career in Baltimore, Scott shined in 2006 when he finished the season with 103 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 2 interceptions.

Scott made the Pro Bowl team and was an All-Pro selection in '06.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | February 27, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

From the Times:

Cerrato also said that he has talked to Carlos Rogers, and that everything's back to normal with the cornerback who was very unhappy after being benched in December. Cerrato said that Rogers will be a Redskin this season as will all three of the defensive tackles, Cornelius Griffin, Kedric Golston and Anthony Montgomery, who either reworked contracts or were given tenders this week
As for Hall, "I talked to all of our guys and everybody loved [DeAngelo] in the locker room. They thought he fit in well. He was a good teammate. He studied hard, practiced hard. Everybody wanted him back. When we got him, we said if this works, we'll give you a market deal after the season."
Regarding Haynesworth:
Cerrato said. "He said he wants to be the best that's ever played. That's his ambition.franchise. He came in the league at 20. He had to learn the pro game was different. He learned. He matured and improved, kinda of like [late Pro Bowl safety] Sean Taylor."

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 27, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

"You know what you're going to get with" Albert Haynesworth, Golston said. "You're going to get a lot of disruption, a lot of negative plays by the opposing the team and just somebody else you've got to account for. With him and Jason Taylor, the rest of the guys that we have on this defense, it should be a lot of fun to play on."
-yea right

Posted by: BMACattack | February 27, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Scott to Jets isn't done deal yet
Ravens inside linebacker Bart Scott is in New York, but continues to still negotiate with both the Ravens and Jets.

There is speculation that the Ravens have offered Scott a five-year contract worth $42 million, and Scott also wants assurances that he will become the center piece of the defense in Baltimore, much like Ray Lewis was during the last decade.

Jets head coach Rex Ryan, the Ravens' former defensive coordinator, keeps increasing the ante as the Ravens go up.

-- Mike Preston

Posted by Ron Fritz on February 27, 2009 2:47 PM | Permalink

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | February 27, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Now with Albert we all hope they will get to play man press coverage with two deep safeties and a front seven that can generate pressure. and btw, of the 10 games Albert has missed in the last couple years, 5 of those were a suspension for the head stomping event. He is no more injury prone than any other player in the league and actually for a DT he has been fairly durable.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 3:23 PM |


GREAT point, I had completely forgotten 5 of those games were from the suspension, meaning he has only missed 5 games due to injury in 3 seasons at the DT position. Set and match. Anyone want to still make the argument that 34 year old Shawn Springs is more durable?

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

The Bucs traded a second and a fifth next year to get Kellen Winslow, Jr. Man, compared to that, the second and sixth we gave up for Jason Taylor don't look as bad as they used to did. Do we have anyone we could trade to the Bucs? Maybe Jason Taylor?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

From The Onion:

The Redskins have informed veteran cornerback Shawn Springs that he will be released from the final year of his contract, according to Springs. A free-agent signing in 2004 and a Silver Spring native, Springs will become an unrestricted free agent.

"I'm about to cry," one Redskin said when informed that Springs was being cut. "Why would they let Shawn go? That dude did a good job for us and was only getting better. That doesn't make sense."

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | February 27, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

A whole lot of questions get answered with the o-line if Rinehart shows up. He was a rookie last year and apparently not ready for prime time but IF he can make a push, several things become more viable. And if Campbell decides to show up, we could easily win 3 or 4 games. It's on Campbell this year. Our hopes rest in his questionable hands.

Posted by: tdpillo123 | February 27, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

And personally, I'm kind of a fan that we signed the guy that stomped on a Cowboy's head....now hopefully he'll stomp on their heads twice a year for the next seven years....

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Vinny C likening Haynseworth to the Great Sean Taylor.......

Vinny certainly knows how to make me a believer.

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 27, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Periculum- you lose all credibility when you stubbornly want to hold onto this notion that a 27 year old DT who has missed 10 games in the last 3 seasons is more injury-prone

CPortis…..Peri hasn’t had any credibility up here for a long long time…..

And Peri

THERE IS A REASON why Blache started Springs over Rogers. And made Hall the number 2 guy.
They are not cover corners they are zone corners. In the 4-3 you have to have shutdown cover corners. Not zone corners.
You don't watch football much do you dude?
Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:14 PM
Really? That’s what Balche said? He must have told you personally because that is the first time I am hearing that explanation. So if you run the 4-3, you can’t play Zone in the secondary? You are as deluded as guru if you think they need to draft a corner at 13…….

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

now hopefully he'll stomp on their heads twice a year for the next seven years....

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 3:34 PM

Great. 70 games suspension. Just what we need -- a guy who plays six games a year. We just cut one of those today.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Any news on signing some O-Lineman??

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand the defense of SPRINGS....he NEVER plays....

I would gladly take 16 games from Hall and the extra 2mill in cap hit....versus the 6-9 games that Springs would play.

He's not getting any younger.

I like the guy but Hall is younger and entering his prime and fits our system.

Posted by: goosedude | February 27, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

to my man the talent_evaluator:

Kool-aid drinkers galore. This blog has 'um all!!!! EVANS and SPRINGS two consumate professional football players all but gone (SPRINGS now gone) because of these two moves in FA. This is NOT the way to build a successful team.

Yes, IF HAYNESWORTH and HALL play as they did when they were young, the REDSKINS get a double coup. I don't see it however. In NFL players' middle age, huge $$$$ take the edge off most experienced players. Besides its a tacit admission that the staff can't draft excellent players without experience. Just look at last year. Of course you've got to HAVE picks in order to screw them up.

But flagging sales may be on the uptick with these two big name FA's leading the way. T-shirts anyone? Forget the cutting of 45 front office personnel for financial reasons.

To me, we stay in the 10-6 or 8-8 range. Maybe one or two year's quality production. Depends on how much pride these two have in their craft, I suppose. They're certainly needed on defense. However, I'll become a believer when I see positive results on the field.

So this means we keep the one-dimensional DE, the recovering knee injury, AND the former dance-master hoping against hope that EVANS will not be missed? Overvalue the wrong players and undervalue the right ones. Plueeze.

Once again teams will rush between the tackles and ends assuming that the REDSKIN OLB's remain as weak as they were in 2008. Oh, and we draft #13 an OLB I assume, while praying that somehow that weak offensive line improves this coming year with #3, #5, and #6 round picks.

But wait. Let me tell you how I really feel about this FA-WIN NOW strategy......OMG where's JACK KENT COOKE when you need him? Smacks of GEORGE PRESTON MARSHALL. LATER.

P.S.

A personal thank you to RON's young man SHAWN. You were great. Made me forget CHAMP BAILEY. And you still bring it better than anyone in the REDSKINS d-backfield except LaRON LANDRY. Roll on my man.

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 27, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

"EVANS and SPRINGS two consumate professional football players all but gone (SPRINGS now gone) because of these two moves in FA. This is NOT the way to build a successful team"

Evans - a good player who is getting older
Springs - a good player who is old, and can't stay healthy

Versus:

Hall - a good player who is hitting his PRIME
Haynesworth - a great player, perhaps one of the best at his craft in the nfl, who is hitting his prime.

I'm amazed some people can log onto this site sometimes......

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 27, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

@ glawrence007

Ummm...how is 26 & 27 NFL Middle Age???

Springs is 34....Evans...well is he better than Haynesworth?? Note: He hasn't signed with another team...yet.

Posted by: goosedude | February 27, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

He hasn't signed with another team...yet.

Posted by: goosedude | February 27, 2009 3:47 PM

Of course he hasn't. He's demanding a bigger deal than Haynesworth got -- $105M, $48M guaranteed. Teams need a little while to clear that much cap space.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

"Really? That’s what Balche said? He must have told you personally because that is the first time I am hearing that explanation. So if you run the 4-3, you can’t play Zone in the secondary? You are as deluded as guru if you think they need to draft a corner at 13…….

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009"

In order to blitz, play an aggressive defensive on the perimeters in a 4-3 you have to have corners and in the case of the Skins, safeties who can handle top receivers in one-on-one coverages.

Numbnuts like you want aggressive defenses. You want to see sacks. Numbnuts like you think that Haynesworth and "beasts" like Orakpo are the key.

YOU are dead wrong. The defensive coordinator will not play aggressive if he knows his corners can't be left by themselves with receivers. He knows that any decent quarterback will see one-on-one and torch them. As Smooty so often did last year.

The Redskins had plenty, plenty of people who could rush the passer. But the key is pass coverages. Without one-on-one in blitz packages you are stuck in zone. And that means everyone has to lay back ...

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

EVANS and SPRINGS two consumate professional football players all but gone (SPRINGS now gone) because of these two moves in FA. This is NOT the way to build a successful team.

Yes, IF HAYNESWORTH and HALL play as they did when they were young, the REDSKINS get a double coup. I don't see it however. In NFL players' middle age, huge $$$$ take the edge off most experienced players. Besides its a tacit admission that the staff can't draft excellent players without experience. Just look at last year. Of course you've got to HAVE picks in order to screw them up.

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 27, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse


Alright, first off, Springs played well for us but missed way way too many games to make the money he made, he had to go and repeatedly said he wouldn't redo his deal while others would, listen to his interviews and such, Springs treated the game and us like a business, even his leaving quotes he said he same thing, its a business and he made no sense from a business standpoing. Evans, nice guy, good depth player but hardly anything unreplaceable. With Haynesworth on the roster, Evans is as necessary we have beef with 5 DTs on the roster and now our speed ends with Taylor and Carter and Wilson and Jackson should be more effective. Evans was a good player, if he wanted big money or a guarantee to start, let him go. Finally "when they were young".....when did they get old? Hall 25 Albert 27 are not old both are in their prime and should be for 3 to 5 more years. And TE obviously I wasn't being literal in a helmetless head stomp, I was meaning figuratively in that I hope he dominates them twice a year.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

EVANS and SPRINGS two consumate professional football players all but gone (SPRINGS now gone) because of these two moves in FA. This is NOT the way to build a successful team"…..

By week 3 we will have completely forgotten about these 2. Sure they were nice guys, but I will be surprised if
a. Evans is a starter somewhere; he was okay IMO, but only saw playing time due to injuries and overall lack of talent on the dline.
b. Shawn Springs plays in more than 10 games for the cowboys next year, even if they make him a safety. The guy just doesn’t want to work anymore.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Only Springs could be left alone in coverage with team's top receivers.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

b. Shawn Springs plays in more than 10 games for the cowboys next year, even if they make him a safety. The guy just doesn’t want to work anymore.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 3:51 PM

Well, I have a strong suspicion about two games where he will be playing next year, even if he has to use crutches to get from the locker room to the bench.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Let's be honest, kids-- Springs was GREAT (prolly the best overall corner on the team)... but only when he was fully healthy. We couldn't rely on him for a whole season, and that is just unacceptable right now. I think we'll be drafting a CB in the 2010 1st round draft to fill the void, with Carlos and Hall holding us down with Smoot and the secondary magic in '09. Love the guy, but c'mon now-- we made a smarter long-term investment by letting him go.

Now if we could fix that O-Line, we'll be in line for a draft that can really get us solidified!!!

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Only Springs could be left alone in coverage with team's top receivers.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

first off you're wrong...
secondly you're dumb....
thirdly shut up already...

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I am as concerned about this as anyone--hoping for the best but worried about the worst, including it turning into another Dana Stubblefield. However, I would like to remind everyone that is bashing Snyder, and I am no Snyder apologist, that Stbblefield was singed over a year before Snyder bought the team.

Posted by: docjohnson | February 27, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

And personally, I'm kind of a fan that we signed the guy that stomped on a Cowboy's head....now hopefully he'll stomp on their heads twice a year for the next seven years....

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

That's still costing you $8 million a stomp. Plus we won that game 45-14 at Tenny. "Cletus" ain't gonna help you that much.

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 27, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Champ Bailey Denver Broncos.

Year Games Games std
2008 8 8
2007 15 15
2006 16 16
2005 14 14
2004 16 16

Shawn Springs Washington Redskins

2008 9 7
2007 16 14
2006 8 8
2005 15 15
2004 15 15

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

And Springs is a LOCAL, graduated from Springbrook High.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Sean Springs has no ill wil to the REDSKINS.....and I doubt he will get a long term deal with any team.

He's 34 people....and he's not Darrell Green.

Posted by: goosedude | February 27, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I would rather have Haynesworth on our sideline than an opponents. Let's see how many 10+ yard runs Jacobs gashes us up the middle for next year.

OL needs, pick up Willis and draft a Tackle that can play guard. Then begin work on the 'skins' most pressing need - QUARTERBACK!!

Posted by: alocowboy | February 27, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I don't think there wouldn't be such a whine fest if they didn't invest over 150 million dollars in Haynesworth and Hall.

154 million for both, right? It just seems like too much money to dish out right now when the problem with the football team isn't the defense.

THE main problem can't be fixed through free agents and the draft. Zorn and that offensive coordinating staff must improve their playcalling... You got to improve the line - still... and you better hope Campbell finally "gets it" this year - again.

I've been using the word 'again' a lot today. It just seems like it's the same February/March business as usual - again, and as of right now Snyder, Cerrato, and the rest of the brain trust have neglected parts of the team that can use improvement.

That's why there are so many people that are pissed. It's just businnes as usual - again.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins had plenty, plenty of people who could rush the passer. But the key is pass coverages. Without one-on-one in blitz packages you are stuck in zone. And that means everyone has to lay back ...


Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:51 PM |


OK, that's it! I have officially now heard it all. So you're saying our D-Line was strong, but our secondary was so weak we couldn't cover long enough for them to get to the passer? Well, that makes exactly one person now with that opinion. You obviously don't watch this team, and sound more and more idiotic with each post.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Only Springs could be left alone in coverage with team's top receivers.

Posted by: periculum

I agree.

And Rogers.

And Hall if there's one safety over the top.

And Smoot if there's one safety over the top.

And Laron Landry always plays over the top.

Oh who am I kidding, I don't agree with you.

Posted by: psps23 | February 27, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

"first off you're wrong...
secondly you're dumb....
thirdly shut up already...

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009"

You're an imbecile who never played clearly.
You panty waist pencil neck, dateless wonder.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

enough already, go spend some private personal time with his picture and leave the rest of us alone, he won't be missed.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 27, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Jasno, Cindy-- any word on O-Line developments??

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

And Springs is a LOCAL, graduated from Springbrook High.


Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:58 PM |

You're still posting? OK, and he grew up a Cowboys fan because his dad was on the team. Your point? Someone hit the mute button on this moron.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

"Oh who am I kidding, I don't agree with you.

Posted by: psps23 | February 27, 2009"

Then ask yourself, why wouldn't Blache, who is reknowned for agressive defenses that blitz from the perimeter hold back last year?

Another cretinous imbecile.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins had plenty, plenty of people who could rush the passer. But the key is pass coverages. Without one-on-one in blitz packages you are stuck in zone. And that means everyone has to lay back ...


Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:51 PM |

I'm with you CPR, What team is he watching. If I have to watch Andre Carter just miss the QB one more time I am going to lose my mind and that is after a good 6 to 7 seconds of rush time. That ain't the Secondary my friend.

Posted by: jayandcat | February 27, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

"You're still posting? OK, and he grew up a Cowboys fan because his dad was on the team. Your point? Someone hit the mute button on this moron.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009"

Quit spewing "Chick Crack" idiot. Waving pendulums over Chakras to figure out who is good and who isn't.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

You people do realize you are arguing with periculum right?

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

And Springs is a LOCAL, graduated from Springbrook High.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:58 PM

Dude was so well liked that they named Silver Springs after him.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

You're an imbecile who never played clearly.
You panty waist pencil neck, dateless wonder.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:00 PM |

Playing Pop Warner doesn't count, you idiot. This coming from the guy who said so condescendingly that you couldn't play zone defense with a 4-3 front, and anyone who thought so obviously didn't watch any football. When does your Mom come home from work and kick you off of the basement computer?

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

"You're still posting? OK, and he grew up a Cowboys fan because his dad was on the team. Your point? Someone hit the mute button on this moron.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009"

The usual bunch of numbnuts, pencil neck fans who don't understand the game. Just like Dan Snyder, Snidely Owl, and you wonder why he is like he is, and why he does the stupid things he does?

He is a reflection you panty waist, moronic geeks.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Then ask yourself, why wouldn't Blache, who is reknowned for agressive defenses that blitz from the perimeter hold back last year?

Another cretinous imbecile.

Posted by: periculum

---

Your question would be valid if it were true.

The Redskins blitzed more than any team last year on 3rd and longer than 4, and were top 5 in the league in blitzes overall.

You have some of the worst assumptions I've ever seen regarding this team. I have no idea what you are actually watching when the game is going on, but it's certainly not what is actually happening on the field.

Posted by: psps23 | February 27, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Quit spewing "Chick Crack" idiot. Waving pendulums over Chakras to figure out who is good and who isn't.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:04 PM |

We don't need pendulums with your infinite wisdom. We'll just let Springs play DT since he is the better athlete.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey, we all love the Redskins here (and those allied rival fans- a la Redcoat) all play nice!

C'mon, now-- let's spread some love; agree to disagree and love our guys, hoping for the best.

Go O-Line!

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Kemoeatu, Steelers agree to $20M deal
Clayton reports.


Bummer...I was hoping the Dan would take a run at him.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | February 27, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

"Playing Pop Warner doesn't count, you idiot. This coming from the guy who said so condescendingly that you couldn't play zone defense with a 4-3 front, and anyone who thought so obviously didn't watch any football. When does your Mom come home from work and kick you off of the basement computer?

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009"

Still posting pencil head? No, they played zone most of the year because Springs didn't play in as many games as they would have liked.

You are a moron, and imbecile, and a frustrated average chump.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

The defense held back last year because the D-line wasn't disruptive enough to ensure pressure on a blitz. A QB can't have 3 seconds on a blitz to set up and throw and the redskins were giving that up while blitzing. THe 'skins would rush 5 or 6 and still not get pressure. That puts too much pressure on the D-backfield and threatens big plays.
Haynesworth goes a long way toward fixing that.

Posted by: alocowboy | February 27, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

let's spread some love; agree to disagree and love our guys, hoping for the best.

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 4:07 PM

Here's a guy who might have been away from the blog too long. TDawg, it's RI, not the Marc Fisher blog. Up here we don't "agree to disagree." We disagree to disagree.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how Lisa is taking this?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | February 27, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

"We don't need pendulums with your infinite wisdom. We'll just let Springs play DT since he is the better athlete.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009"

You're an idiot. You'll be the first run wondering why Portis can't do more than a 3.1 yards per carry? Why the defense gets torched on the long bombs. Its all going to happen and everyone will be wondering why they overspent getting Haynesworth with so many other pressing needs.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

And Springs is a LOCAL, graduated from Springbrook High.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:58 PM |


You're still posting? OK, and he grew up a Cowboys fan because his dad was on the team. Your point? Someone hit the mute button on this moron.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009"


The usual bunch of numbnuts, pencil neck fans who don't understand the game. Just like Dan Snyder, Snidely Owl, and you wonder why he is like he is, and why he does the stupid things he does?

He is a reflection you panty waist, moronic geeks.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:06 PM |




I don't really need to say anything, I've already won this 5 times over. Go away.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

SHAWN:

You will be missed. And know this, there is no replacement. No DARRELL GREEN, no CHAMP BAILEY, no MIKE BASS, hell, not even a "BIRD" LAVENDER. You're a pros pro and a fans delight. Thank you for the time and effort you gave to this organization, to this city, and all REDSKINS fans throughout the world.

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 27, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

It'll be fun to watch Carter, Haynesworth, Taylor, and Daniels go after the QB in long yardage, passing downs.

Posted by: alocowboy | February 27, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

In order to blitz, play an aggressive defensive on the perimeters in a 4-3 you have to have corners and in the case of the Skins, safeties who can handle top receivers in one-on-one coverages.
Numbnuts like you want aggressive defenses. You want to see sacks. Numbnuts like you think that Haynesworth and "beasts" like Orakpo are the key.
YOU are dead wrong. The defensive coordinator will not play aggressive if he knows his corners can't be left by themselves with receivers. He knows that any decent quarterback will see one-on-one and torch them. As Smooty so often did last year.
The Redskins had plenty, plenty of people who could rush the passer. But the key is pass coverages. Without one-on-one in blitz packages you are stuck in zone. And that means everyone has to lay back ...
Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:51 PM
It’s nice to see that you have such strong convictions in regards to your opinions. From all of your ramblings I am assuming that you think that they should not have signed Haynesworth and let Shawn Springs go. On a defensive line such as the redskins, AH is a huge upgrade and yes, will help all phases of the rush. I agree with you that Blache won’t blitz as much if he has no faith in his corners or safeties. Yes, that is pretty much defense 101. Where you are wrong is in your thinking that our secondary is now helpless in blitz packages b/c Springs is gone and that they need to draft a corner with their first pick. The talent is there, and if Tryon pans out I would go as far to say that we have serious depth. Ask around, see if ANYONE says that secondary is now an area of need. Like most of your thinking up here, it’s just you who thinks that. While talented, Springs ain’t gonna be missed. You say they had plenty of people who could rush the passer; whwere were the sacks. Blache blitzed plenty last year, even while springs was icing down his vag…..and they never got to the QB because every dlioneman was occupied 1 on 1. Nobody warranted 2 Olineman blocking them….nobody. I’m not dead wrong. And yes, I will be very happy when we see blache turn up the heat next season. He’s not gonna wuss out and say I would have blitzed there if only we had Springs…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I remember once I was wathcing this show about chldbirth on Nature or something... the lady's periculum split and they had to sew it back together after the baby was born.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | February 27, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Still posting pencil head? No, they played zone most of the year because Springs didn't play in as many games as they would have liked.

You are a moron, and imbecile, and a frustrated average chump.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:09 PM |



Big words from such a dumb guy. Keep flexing your internet muscles, tough guy. You wouldn't last 5 seconds with me.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

"Well, I have a strong suspicion about two games where he will be playing next year, even if he has to use crutches to get from the locker room to the bench.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009"

You are so right. And 2 losses for our guys.

And everyone screaming for Danny and Vinnie's head.

Hey we can predict the future! The ultimate in "Chick Crack". ~laughing~

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

thats nasty

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 27, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

"He’s not gonna wuss out and say I would have blitzed there if only we had Springs….."

Ah dude I think Springs was one of the sack leaders. That should tell you something.


Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

let's spread some love; agree to disagree and love our guys, hoping for the best.

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 4:07 PM

Here's a guy who might have been away from the blog too long. TDawg, it's RI, not the Marc Fisher blog. Up here we don't "agree to disagree." We disagree to disagree.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse


Hahaha... you're probably right, TE. Good to see you again though! I'm still a happy camper and love everyone! HAIL, baby!

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Hey, does anyone know if "periculum" is Latin for "retard?"

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"Big words from such a dumb guy. Keep flexing your internet muscles, tough guy. You wouldn't last 5 seconds with me.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009"

I have too much to do to spend my time bantering with a 13 year old. I think the bell has rung time for class little man.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

YOU are dead wrong. The defensive coordinator will not play aggressive if he knows his corners can't be left by themselves with receivers. He knows that any decent quarterback will see one-on-one and torch them. As Smooty so often did last year.

The Redskins had plenty, plenty of people who could rush the passer. But the key is pass coverages. Without one-on-one in blitz packages you are stuck in zone. And that means everyone has to lay back ...

Posted by: periculum
_____________________

This is a load of crap.

A defense will be exposed in prime situations unless they have players who can pressure the passer. The Redskins rank near or at the bottom of the league when it comes to pressure on the QB from the defensive line. There is no arguing that. The secondary has nothing to do with why our line can't rush the passer.

Haynesworth not only collapses the pocket himself, but he draws double and triple teams. Which is why guys like Vanden Bosch double their production when Haynesworth is in the line up compared to when he's not.

This kind of pressure will help guys like DeAngelo Hall clean up garbage throws that QBs make when they don't have time in the pocket.

A talent like Haynesworth makes the entire team better.

EVERYTHING starts up front. Only an idiot would argue otherwise.

Posted by: dfbovey | February 27, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

"Hey, does anyone know if "periculum" is Latin for "retard?"

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009"

I think its latin for dangerous. Better watch out I might wedge your head between the latrines at your school.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Hey, for old times sake (since everyone is so grumpy today):

F Chris Larry.

With love,
TDawg

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Rememeber when springs had a groin injury at the end of 2005 and it ended up being a sports hernia that had to be operated on? Only he had it operated on during training camp instead of immediately after the season, that forced us to watch kenny wright and ade jimoh try to cover people, I can't forgive him for that. Dude is 34, get over it we're not talking about darrell green here. Hall had some great plays last year (he was a beast the last eagles game.)

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 27, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

talent_evaluator:

See you're making the rounds this afternoon. Posted you up on another of LaCANFORA's half-dozen HAYNESWOTH commentaries. Did you catch it? LATER.

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 27, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

"EVERYTHING starts up front. Only an idiot would argue otherwise.

Posted by: dfbovey | February 27, 2009"

Another fool. Yes it does in the 4-3. It starts with stopping the run. Stop the run, force the pass. That's when it starts with the coverage. The coverage scheme makes the sacks. Will Haynesworth stop the run as well as Griffin and Golston? I wonder.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Ah dude I think Springs was one of the sack leaders. That should tell you something.

Posted by: periculum

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Obviously that's because Springs was the best cover corner, and he blitzed because of his special talent of sacking the quarterback at the same time he blanketed the other team's best receiver. Now that Springs is gone, we get neither.

What a shame.

Posted by: psps23 | February 27, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Did I mention Springs also baked cookies for the team after the games? Huge morale crusher.

Posted by: psps23 | February 27, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

"He’s not gonna wuss out and say I would have blitzed there if only we had Springs….."
Ah dude I think Springs was one of the sack leaders. That should tell you something.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:16 PM
Seriously, this proves you are in your own little world. He had 1 sack. One. Back in 2004 he had 6……maybe that is what you remember “so well”. Look it up here:
http://www.nfl.com/players/shawnsprings/profile?id=SPR379648

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

"Only he had it operated on during training camp instead of immediately after the season, that forced us to watch kenny wright and ade jimoh try to cover people,
Posted by: drewkinnear | February 27, 2009"

Can't argue with that. However, looking at the downside of Haynesworth ... are you sure you see any improvement.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Dude was so well liked that they named Silver Springs after him.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 4:04 PM


WHOO-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-Ha-Ha-Ha-ha-ha.... ha-ha-ha-ha... ha-ha...


ha.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

"Seriously, this proves you are in your own little world. He had 1 sack. One. Back in 2004 he had 6……maybe that is what you remember “so well”. Look it up here:
http://www.nfl.com/players/shawnsprings/profile?id=SPR379648

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009"

ONE is a lot for last year. How many guys didn't even get one? Jason Taylor played the least and got 3.5. You're still and idiot.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

kenny wright got caught smoking weed in front of a police station, he tried to run and they CAUGHT him, fat albert would at least be smarter than that. ade jimoh is a beast

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 27, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

+++I think it's obvious there are some people on RI who WANT the team to fail, even to the extent of making fantastical posts that have no basis in reality.

Perhaps Freud could explain it.

Posted by: MrRedskin21+++

Next time you're channeling your Pal Siggy, ask him what he thinks of posters who take screennames that seek to associate them with dead legends.

Sincerely,

MrLincoln65

Posted by: TheCork | February 27, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Thanks TDawg

Circular firing squad in full effect today.

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

"That's why there are so many people that are pissed. It's just businnes as usual - again.

Posted by: RedDMV "

wow Red

thanks for the BREAKING NEWS THERE NUMBSKULL

seriously

that whole post


just DUH

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 27, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

RI bloggers need to start cooking up the "MH" (Most Hated) award for the day.

By the looks of it, the homie periculum is winning by a freakin' landslide.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

FOR THOSE WHO THINK ONLY HATERS LIKE JLC HAVE ISSUES WITH THE LATEST SIGNINGS AT REDSKIN PARK...

“It's more the reappearance of the Redskins' shopping-spree mentality that should give Washington fans pause. It's a style of roster-building that has failed time and time again in D.C., and yet here we are again, maybe staring at a Groundhog Day scenario after the Redskins seemed to have learned their lesson by laying low during the '08 free agency season.”

---Don Banks writing in SI.Com

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/don_banks/02/27/haynesworth/index.html?eref=si_topstories

Posted by: TheCork | February 27, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

I know, right?! No love up here today, CL.

It's good to be back.

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

cl, with automatic weapons, banana clips in all of them...geez.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 27, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Keep flexing your internet muscles, tough guy. You wouldn't last 5 seconds with me.

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 4:14 PM

Anybody seen the Department of Irony? Man, I've missed this place.

Posted by: 4-12 | February 27, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Reading this blog has become my humor everyday.....

First off...EVERYONE WANTED AH....The Skins got him and needed him....And how soon we forget...The Contract means NOTHING! they will redo his deal in two seasons....

Hall is NOT a cancer and NOT abd teammate like some are poting...Once again HOW SOON WE FORGET!!!!! Hall had one out burst with the Falcons on teh sidelines...it was with a head coach that had no respect from his players because he gave none...never got to know any players and the TEAM was upset at how things were falling apart and there leader didnt care....He was the type of coach that QUIT in the middle of his first season!!! Hall was NOT the only player upset with the Falcons...He was just a star player who lead the team in being vocal....

The Raiders....You blame hall for the raiders cutting him READ YOUR HISTORY!!!!!! Hall asked to be released...the Raiders saw they paid way too much...so that let him go.....How good you expect ANY player to play with teh Raiders???? Your only as good as the team around you!!!!!!!!!

Hall is a great hard to find experienced and young cover corner...Springs is OLd and never healthy and was not a good team player.....Hall will be here for years with Rogers....so GET A CLUE~!!!!!!!

Posted by: leevi98 | February 27, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

I can tell everyone wants my opinion on Springs.

1) I said before I would've liked to keep him. Him, Rogers, and Hall = best cornerback tandem in the league by far.

2) Oh well, not too upset we let 'em go. I liked him as a player, wish he could've been healthier obviously, but we got DHall and Rogers, we'll be okay.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 27, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Cork is terrible i swear he is Mrs. JLC

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 27, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I nominate TheTurd11 for the MH - all day, every damn day.

Go slit your wrists, you f'n clown.

Tell your mother to have my damn beanpies pipin' hot when I get home, jackass.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

++++Still posting pencil head? No, they played zone most of the year because Springs didn't play in as many games as they would have liked.

You are a moron, and imbecile, and a frustrated average chump.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:09 PM |

Big words from such a dumb guy. Keep flexing your internet muscles, tough guy. You wouldn't last 5 seconds with me.

Posted by: CPortisRun ++++


INTERNET FIGHT!!!! INTERNET FIGHT!!!

Man, the electrons will flow!!!!

"And counting for the knockdowns at the bell, Leo Birnbaum"

Who gets winner?

Posted by: TheCork | February 27, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Skins Fans!
I'm not surprised about the Fat Albert's acquisition, I'm only surprised about the genius of the front office to manipulate salary cap to accommodate AH. Let us be real,
Fat Albert is a beast! He is a game changer and a one man wrecking crew, a QB Killer AKA Warren Sapp. All Skins fans must praise the Dan, at least he is not Jack Kent Cook whom Deaxter Manley once called "a miser." The Dan always want to have the best for his team and his fans, and sometimes you hit with your pick and sometimes you loose. Bill Percells said it all with his 50/50 principle of drafting a player, that is, if halve of your draft or trade is good, you are doing OK, and to be realistic, Snyder still have a 50/50 record on player success. I am Ok with letting Springs and Washington go; however, I don't understand keeping Taylor or may be Taylor deserves a second chance, we will see next season. Lest I forget, we need a beast for a nose tackle e.g Alote Ngata type(Baltimore Ravens)I hope we get such through the draft, and lastly the O line. Hail!

Posted by: abxinc | February 27, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

By the looks of it, the homie periculum is winning by a freakin' landslide.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 4:29 PM

Yeah, and he thinks the award is an honor that we're bestowing on him. He's competing his guts out. And this is one of those events where he seems to only be competing against himself, unless Truth can get you going.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

see i just limit my hate to cork (aka Mrs. JLC) and JLC everyone else is more than welcome to state theyre opinions.

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 27, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Another fool. Yes it does in the 4-3. It starts with stopping the run. Stop the run, force the pass. That's when it starts with the coverage. The coverage scheme makes the sacks. Will Haynesworth stop the run as well as Griffin and Golston? I wonder.

Posted by: periculum
_______________________

Yes, Haynesworth is better in every way than any of the personel we had at defensive tackle. And you don't really know what you're talking about at all when it comes to the 4-3 defense.

If you look at traditionally successful 4-3 defenses over the years, their ends were the primary source of pressure and sacks, not blitzing linebackers. It's not sound to have a 4-3 defense that relies on blitzing to produce pressure. You shouldn't have to if you have a good line.

If you give the QB less time to throw in passing situations, it makes your secondary look better and gives them opportunities to create turnovers. Are you really going to try to argue against that?

Posted by: dfbovey | February 27, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

ONE is a lot for last year. How many guys didn't even get one? Jason Taylor played the least and got 3.5. You're still and idiot.
Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:26 PM

You just don’t get it. You have yet to either prove a point or win an argument up here. All you do is get slapped down and start calling people names. I would think that most people would notice when not a single other person up here is in agreement or support of what they were saying. I don’t usually call folks names up here but you are just a crazy little b!tch who has gone off her meds. You don’t even come off as an internet tough guy when you come back at folks with all of your name calling….quite the opposite actually. You are just a pathetic little b!tch, and I’m done with you . Have a great weekend at the “spa”.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

funny how three people are amazed that there is so much hostility today, when on a plain ol' boring ass day, those three are known for cooking the beef.

One of em' should've been aborted when there wasn't a distinction between male/female - that ol' morning after pill mustn't had been in existence yet, eh Turd breath?

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Skins Fans!
Note to Jim Zorn about Fat Albert.
USE HIM ON GOAL LINE OR SHORT YARDAGE ON OFFENSE. Hail!

Posted by: abxinc | February 27, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I don't care if springs had 16 sacks. The facts are he got kicked in the shin and missed 3 games and "tweaked his calf" and missed 5. Hes 34, all this arguing over what he did in the past is stupid, hes old, hes not really a team player, never worked out with the team in the offseason, always in arizona.

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 27, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey, does anyone know if "periculum" is Latin for "retard?"

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009"

I think its latin for dangerous. Better watch out I might wedge your head between the latrines at your school.


Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 4:19 PM |



Ah, another internet threat of violence. You are really tough, sitting there in your parents' basement hiding behind their computer. Also, as I suspected, you are still in school. Don't worry, Mommy will be home soon to make you some "sammies" like you and JLC love. She'll even cut the crusts off for you, it's cool. Back when I was in school though, not sure I ever saw any "latrines" there, but that's cool. Not to say they're not at your school, since those special ed schools do have some different ways of doing things...

Posted by: CPortisRun | February 27, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

They are excorriating DeAngelo Hall on sports talk radio here in the ATL i mean you would think that Hall had you know what one of their women, saying the Skins have made a huge mistake in signing Hall that he is a horrible cover corner and a poor tackler,locker room cancer, just a bad guy and that's why they ran him out of town.

Posted by: dargregmag | February 27, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this is amazingly childish.

Where's Maury Povich? Ah, if only we could put in fake names like "not Maury Povich" like in the good old days...

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I can tell everyone wants my opinion on Springs.

1) I said before I would've liked to keep him. Him, Rogers, and Hall = best cornerback tandem in the league by far.

2) Oh well, not too upset we let 'em go. I liked him as a player, wish he could've been healthier obviously, but we got DHall and Rogers, we'll be okay.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 27, 2009 4:31 PM

And I can tell that you're an annoying, pathetic, toolbox.

Go with watch the Geogria spring game with that unemployed d-bag you call "dad", who you think is your real father.

"I be the pappy."

Nice owning you again, you d0uche.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I understand that a sitz bath is good therapy for a torn periculum.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | February 27, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Ok, to lighten the mood

go to youtube.com

punch in the following, then click search

"Steves Riding Lawn Mower DUI Arrest Video"

Better with volume, no swearing, and moderately safe for work....

let me know what you think...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 27, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Tdawg, Maury Povich would only only be able to settle is whether or not sports_guru is the "father" of Periculum's baby.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, bad grammar. Meant to say
Tdawg, Maury Povich would only be able to settle whether or not sports_guru is the "father" of Periculum's baby.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 4:51 PM

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Beantown, saw that yesterday. Classic!

Posted by: jayandcat | February 27, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Tdawg, Maury Povich would only only be able to settle is whether or not sports_guru is the "father" of Periculum's baby.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse


Yeah, but at least we could get some ghetto booties hollering insults at the peeps on stage claiming "you don't know me!" Hilarity and tomfoolery ensues, as such.

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

***Throwback Post***

"latrines"?

I only know of this term to be used regularly in the Army.

Let me tell you, latrine detail is NOT what you want when you're deployed - especially Iraq. There is nothing like preparing to burn the sh*t of your ENTIRE company - and to HAVE to watch it burn.

My heart goes out to the lower enlisted of the Army and Marines.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

No problem with the Haynesworth signing.. he's the best defensive player in the league and in his prime. Someone would have paid him that much. This guys makes this team and the D-line better.

What offense was afraid of Carter, Gholston, and Montgomery?

If we didn't get him, you'd complain that we didn't have the wherewithall to sign him. We sign him, now the sky is falling.

This guy was the Defensive Player of the Year. What some of you don't understand is you still got Gholston and Montgomery and Griffin, (depth plus experience)

Ya'll keep cryin'...I'm celebrating.

Posted by: rickyroge | February 27, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

poor DMV

I think I hurt his feelings


that guy just sucks at life

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 27, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Ricky,

That's the problem we are always celebrating in March. I want to be celebrating at the end of January. If works out it's great, we just don't have the best track record here of this working out.

Posted by: jayandcat | February 27, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Both are good signings...

Money aside, the skins retained/ brought in two quality YOUNG players.

If Dan Snyder wants to spend his own money, I'm all for it. Most of the contract money is guaranteed (aka a lot of it will not count against the cap) and you know these guys will restructure in a year or two to make more room anyways.

Hall will be fine as a Redskin, so long as he and Rogers get along. Everyone stinks when they go to Oakland (see Culpepper, Walker, Moss, and so on).

At least we didn't get another receiver.

Posted by: redskincow | February 27, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

"This guy was the Defensive Player of the Year.

Ya'll keep cryin'...I'm celebrating.

Posted by: rickyroge "


Jason Taylor was also a defensive player of the year!

WOOO OFFSEASON CHAMPS BABY

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 27, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Point well taken Jay...

but who else in FA would you rather have on the D-Line?

Posted by: rickyroge | February 27, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

You can claim that a lot of people are related somewhere down the line... w/o disrespect, I think Cork and periculum are brothers or first line cousins, which is like brothers, depending on how close you were growing up.

With loads of unwavering and wholehearted disrespect, TheTurd11 and Dick "head" Cranium must be brothers - or victims of inbreeding from their older brother and auntie.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

He was hurt Truth...not a fair comparison.

Ok..ok. I hear y'all we shouldn't have signed him....


But let me ask you this...aren't the Skins damned if they do...damned if they don't?

Posted by: rickyroge | February 27, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Again, I don't think the signing was bad it has just become hard to get excited anymore b/c I just don't have confidence in Dan and Vinny. I will say that at least this time we got two players in their prime and not over the hill. I do think that is an improvement in strategy. I mean with AH, DH, and hopefully Dock coming back, I would consider all those good moves but only if it translates to wins and I can't have confidence in that until it actually starts to happen. I hope for all our sakes that this works out but I am going to be skeptical until it does.

Posted by: jayandcat | February 27, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

from twitter:

ProFootballTalkkerry collins re-signs with titans . . . per chris mortensen of ESPN, it's $15 million over 2 years with $8.5 million guaranteed . . .
31 minutes ago from web

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Don't care about bringing in Jason Taylor last year... it made sense given the injuries at that position. What didn't make sense was trading a 2nd rounder for him. We made Parcells look like a genius in that regard.

And besides most of our acquisitions have been solid in recent years (last 2 years)... Fletcher is one of the best MLBs in the NFL.

Posted by: redskincow | February 27, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

more from twitter:

ProFootballTalkjason brown has great offer from rams, but doesn't want to play for them . . .

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

HAYNESWORTH - 7 year vet.

HALL - 5 year vet.

Middle-aged in relation to wear and tear. What's the longevity factor? 10 years for an above average corner, 14 for a defensive tackle. MIDDLE-AGED in NFL terms.

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 27, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

DL- Carter, Haynesworth/ Monty, Griffin/ Golston/ Alexander, Taylor/ Daniels (and maybe Evans, Wilson, or Jackson back?) Sounds pretty impressive to me.

DB- Hall, Rogers, Landry, Horton, Smoot, Moore, and Doughty. Sounds like a solid secondary to me.

Fix the linebacking corps and the O-Line and we've got ourselves a deep team.

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

i think moore is gonna take a step forward this year.

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 27, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I here you Jay...

I think we're all missing the point though...in my opinion until we diversify our offense and stop pounding Portis 30 times a game we will be mediocre. Last year's draft choices are the key this year. They have to step up.

Posted by: rickyroge | February 27, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Our D-Line is set. Our secondary is set.

That means the draft can be used what it is MEANT FOR-- to build the team for the future; our first round pick and third round picks should be instant contributors and our 5ths and 6ths should be developed. Hey, maybe a kicker? Haha... I kid, I kid...

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Jason Taylor was also a defensive player of the year!

WOOO OFFSEASON CHAMPS BABY


Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 27, 2009 4:58 PM

LOL, dumbass.

Hurt feelings?

That's something you're more familiar with. Like that time when your girlfriend told you that she had a "stomach virus" on prom night. Or that time when you mother had promised to take you to see santa at the mall, only to tell you that she couldn't because "Mommy has to work late".

Even then you couldn't explain why your mother would be wearing stilletos and fishnets to work. Even then you couldn't fathom why your mother would be starting her workday at 11PM.

Dude, like every woman in your life, you're a mark.

Ol' mark ass, fucc boy.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 27, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm praying we sign Dockery for LG and Brown or Moore for RG. Good lord, that'd be amazing.

My gut is saying that we're gonna get Dock. If we get Willis from Seattle at RT (instead of a RG like Brown or Moore), do we then look at trading down and picking up a Duke Robinson or Alex Mack to step in at RG right away? Or do we stay at 13 and try to address LB? Thoughts? Let's get some actual football talk going up in here instead of hatorade!

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

average longevity of an NFL player - 4.85 years. HAYNESWORTH - 7 years. HALL 5 years. MIDDLE_AGED people, middle-aged JEEZE. HELLO....

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 27, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

I agree with that completely Ricky, none of these means anything if the O can't get it going this year. We need to get some good value FA OL pick-ups so JC can actually have time to find receivers. I really think we will see a big improvement in Sleepy(F.Davis) this year. I also think the Malcolm will help. I am not sold on DT at all, we'll see. But clearly the D can be as nasty as we wanted them to be but if the O only scores 10 pts a game, then it is going to matter. I am pulling myself away from my computer as I have stayed at work on Friday 20 minutes long than I needed to be to talk skins. Now I can retreat to my quiet country Vermont Farmhouse, with no internet, and be free of Periculum's retarded commentary all weekend. Thank God. Have a great weekend all and good luck listening to Peri's continual teary good bye to Mr.Springs.

Posted by: jayandcat | February 27, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

OLB!!!! seems like a position that doesn't have too many busts.

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 27, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

"Tdawg, Maury Povich would only only be able to settle is whether or not sports_guru is the "father" of Periculum's baby.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 27, 2009"

Sheesh, either you numbnuts are a bunch of grammar school putz's or you are the ultimate in mental midgets. AT LEAST CL, TE, theTruth, et al have a sense of humor and a singular wit.

Yes its a recession alright possibly caused by the massive brain drain. Lots of chuckleheads here in circling the latrine drain.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

why do some many hate these moves? forget about the cash splash because the skins always find a way around the cap. we kept our best corner and filled an area of need with the best possible player. everyone brings up dstubb but no one says anything about how good griff was when we signed him after the gints gave up on him. we'll still get a lineman or two this year and more next. everybody knows we're not superbowl material and that it's going to take a couple of years to fully get a good young starting o-line so why cant we keep the D strong in the meantime? maybe now MBIII can be 3 and out in the 4th.

Posted by: hcicron | February 27, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I have a wit. And I use multiple syllables at times! Give me some credit, peri!

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

i thuoght the recession was caused by snyder firing 45 people

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 27, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Seems like every single WaPo type has weighed in now. ALL HAVE decried Danny's return to ludicrous excess in the FA/Offseason follies. Vinnie was compared to Minnie Me. ~laughing~

Only the junior high dweebs can't see the colossal mistake that Snyder has just made. sigh ... "beasts" ... yeah we need "beasts" on the OL not on the DL, not to the detriment of the salary cap and any chance to sign decent talent obtained in the draft to long-term contracts.

AND NOW what about Carlos Rogers? Jason Campbell? How are they going to sign them? Montgomery and Golston?

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

tdawg1 is exactly right....

Now we need to shore up out OL.....

Mark my words......Kelly, Davis, and Thomas will start contributing big time this year.

Posted by: goosedude | February 27, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

"going to take a couple of years to fully get a good young starting o-line so why cant we keep the D strong in the meantime? maybe now MBIII can be 3 and out in the 4th.

Posted by: hcicron | February 27, 2009"

How are you going to pay them? If Haynesworth becomes deadcap which many of us fear ... then what? Its the same old pattern starting why wouldn't it be the same old pattern at the end?

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I don't know Snyder for doing this. I don't worry about the money, that's for him and his capologists to worry about.

I give the man credit for trying to upgrade the team.

Next up: O-line!

Posted by: Alan4 | February 27, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Meant to say "I dont *knock* Snyder for doing this".

Posted by: Alan4 | February 27, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

I have no issue with JLC giving his views on things, but tying this contract to laying off 45 staff members is absurd. They two are not related. One is from the revenue generating side of the business (players, on field product), and one is from something that is merely a cost center. Perhaps JLC should learn a bit about running a business before commenting on the non-football side of things.

Posted by: docjohnson | February 27, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse
+++++++++++++

What does one have to do with the other you ask? What about what Marvel wrote (the same thing)

...Snyder's spending comes across as economically brash — particularly for a franchise that laid off at least 23 front-office employees last month. Even if each worker was earning $1,000,000 a year, that savings would barely be enough to cover Hall's guarantee..."

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9273836/Redskins-taking-more-big-name,-big-money-risks

Posted by: Peaux_Sucent | February 27, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

average longevity of an NFL player - 4.85 years.

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 27, 2009 5:14 PM

Huh? That's because most NFL players wash out after one or two years. They just don't make it in the league.

The statistic you want is something different: What is the average number of years a player plays after he's made it through his first five years in the NFL?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

cindy tweeting press conference...some funny stuff:

@RedskinsInsider: $100 million, he can't wear a suit? #skins

RedskinsInsiderAs for motivation: "You're not going to remember Albert haynesworth as a bust or for the Dallas incident

RedskinsInsider"you're going to remember him as a great player." Zorn pipes up, "You want to say, "Amen, brother!' "

RedskinsInsider"I'm a disruptive player who goes straight forward."

RedskinsInsider"It's going to be fun and I think we're going to win a lot of games. I'm not putting pressure on us (laughter), but that's what I think."

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Kelly, Davis, and Thomas will start contributing big time this year.

Posted by: goosedude | February 27, 2009 5:23 PM

Right. And I have a good feeling about Justin Tryon, too.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

AND NOW what about Carlos Rogers? Jason Campbell? How are they going to sign them? Montgomery and Golston?

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 5:22 PM |

All of those players are on the roster for this season already.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

c'mon S-Camp you have to be worried about 1) how this will affect our ability to keep younger guys we developed and 2) The new astronamical demands players will have based on this contractor...

I am niether hating or loving but lets live in reality...there will be consequences to this signing that will have to be dealt with.

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

The Skins have gambled with Campbell where they almost need him to remain mediocre if they hope to keep him....if he blows up in a good way next season, its his last with the Skins....

If he sux than we'd be looking for a QB anyway..but it sorta sux that no matter what happens we MAY be looking at replacing QB17 after next season....

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

THey did not overpay for these 2 players....arguably they paid Hall lower than market value vs available FA CBs.

As for Haynesworth.....considering the rumors the Bucs offered more money....well...maybe we are paying market to a little below market value.

THey are good signings.....let's move on to whether the Skins can bring Dockery Home or get Willis from Seattle.

OL & LB in the draft....its a deep draft at those positions while shallow at DT.

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!

Posted by: goosedude | February 27, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Of course I'm worried about the long term economic/salary cap situation this may create. I do know that the thing Danny has been good at is dealing with any of those issues that arise. I don't agree with making things up to prove a point. None of those players have even proven that they are worth much. Rogers goes back and forth, Campbell hasn't proven anything beyond the fact that he's decent, same with Montgomery adn Golston, AND they are all resigned (or tendered) WITH Haynesworth on the books. Lets remember, the salary cap increases every year and Snyderatto will continue to manipulate their cap, as they've been doing for years, to get whoever they feel they want or need.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

"salary cap increases every year and Snyderatto will continue to manipulate their cap, as they've been doing for years, to get whoever they feel they want or need.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009"

Its not just this year. It extends across the next 3-4 years. The cap does not increase that much. If they continue to accumulate dead cap ...

They called Vinnie out on this. They asked him what happened with being patient and building through the draft?

Again, you can't blame Vinnie, nor Gibbs, its really all about the GM who can't be fired and his name is Snyder.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Shoutout to ChrIsLarRy for putting the tweets here! Thanks a bunch.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | February 27, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Cindy, any chatter about O-Lineman pick ups??

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Next time you're channeling your Pal Siggy, ask him what he thinks of posters who take screennames that seek to associate them with dead legends.

Sincerely,

MrLincoln65

Posted by: TheCork | February 27, 2009 4:27 PM |
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Will do.

And I'll also inquire as to what the good Doctor thinks of posters who create names that are so easily manipulated (Corksucker).

My guess is he'll confirm what I already suspect: You're a masochist.

Selah.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | February 27, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how Lisa is taking this?

Posted by: _Stumped

Stumped, I'm devastated and in mourning...heartbroken :(

My boy was on ESPN 980 today and was (as usual) nothing but a class act. Said he was not angry and wished the team well....understands the business. Shawn said he was glad we re-signed Hall and that Hall is his guy.

Doc Walker kept telling Shawn that he sees him in Philly (horrors!) and told him that he better not go to the Cowboys.

Shawn laughed and said that Jason Campbell probably will not want to see him play for a division rival since he knows our offense very well.

Posted by: Lisa_R | February 27, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

If we continue to accumulate dead cap. Their you go with the if again. We clear Bloyd off dead cap after this year so we actually free some. You speak as if Haynesworth is already dead cap and he hasn't even been here a full day. Just so you know everybody always has dead cap to deal with. I think Todd Wade drops off too. So you know our dead cap for this year is about $6.7 mill, Bloyd accounts for 5 of that. It's not a lot comparitively.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Snyderatto will continue to manipulate their cap, as they've been doing for years, to get whoever they feel they want or need.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 5:40 PM

I don't believe that they get whoever they want. They can get one or two big names every other year, but they would really like to turn the roster over and bring in five or six big names. They can't do that. They've painted themselves into a corner with guys like Jansen, Rabach, Thomas, who they can't cut and who are not producing at their salary levels.

Even now they're not sure whether they can get enough cap space to sign a few second tier free agent linemen. So, no, they can't get whoever they want. They are really frustrated out there by how little flexibility they've created for themselves.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

The Skins have gambled with Campbell where they almost need him to remain mediocre if they hope to keep him....if he blows up in a good way next season, its his last with the Skins....

If he sux than we'd be looking for a QB anyway..but it sorta sux that no matter what happens we MAY be looking at replacing QB17 after next season....

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 5:35 PM

I don't think it was a gamble; it was calculated. In fact, it was the biggest hint (not realized by me until all the AH talk began) that the Skins were going to do what they did today. If they had extended Campbell, they would not have been able to sign Haynesworth, Hall, and the other players they have to sign. If he blows up, they will pay him via their usual methods. If he continues to show slow improvement, they can get him for cheap or let him go.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 27, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Zorn said "creativeness"

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 27, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

O-Line news?!??!

Posted by: TDawg1 | February 27, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Lisa_R
"Shawn laughed and said that Jason Campbell probably will not want to see him play for a division rival since he knows our offense very well."


Hell, we should have had Shawn Springs playing QB if he knew our offense!

Posted by: isnadd | February 27, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

"The Skins have gambled with Campbell where they almost need him to remain mediocre if they hope to keep him....if he blows up in a good way next season, its his last with the Skins....

Posted by: chrislarry"

Think again. Next season, all the dead cap money ($8+ million) and Jason Taylor ($8.5 million) comes off the books. That's not including any other "restructures" or cuts that may occur to add even more cap space.

Even if we signed Campbell to a Tom Brady type contract, we would be able to sign him.

Posted by: psps23 | February 27, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

"Even if we signed Campbell to a Tom Brady type contract, we would be able to sign him."

Posted by: psps23

That was a moronic sentence. I meant to say even if he commanded a Tom Brady type contract, we would still be able to sign him.

Posted by: psps23 | February 27, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

beep beep...new post needed.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | February 27, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Vinny was just on Redskins Nation with Larry Michael. He was describing how Haynesworth will help Andre Carter and Jason Taylor - so guess that answers the question of whether we will be keeping Taylor. He expressed sadness (yeah right) at seeing Shawn leave but said we will go with Carlos and Hall as starters (didn't JLC state for weeks after the season ended that Carlos would be traded?) with Smoot and Tryon as backups.

Larry asked him about future pickups and he said we probably will not have many - certainly not name draw players. Larry then mentioned Dock - looked into the camera and said "Dock if you are watching -come back to us!"

Vinny also said the salary for our 13th pick has already been factored into all their dealings last night.

Posted by: Lisa_R | February 27, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I loved the way you guys took Pinhead Peri to task. BTW, here's one of his gems:

"You'll be the first run wondering why Portis can't do more than a 3.1 yards per carry?"

I looked it up. CP averaged 4.3 yards per carry in 2008.

This dude is NOT a basement dwelling 13 year old, I'm sorry. He's too dumb for that. My own opinion is that he's a 24 y/o Patrick Henry U grad who was home schooled and believes cavemen lived with dinosaurs. After university, he was appointed by the Bush administration to review the EPA's reports on CO2 emissions, asking, among other questions, whether there was a difference between the CO2 that comes out of a tailpipe, and other kinds of CO2.

But didn't listen to the answer, because facts are irrelevant.

Not only is he a chowderhead of the first order, he's also a Cowboys fan who's starved for attention, mainly because his mom made him stay up in the attic until he "stopped doing that to himself". This blog is his attention fix.

Which, in a long winded way, is why you'll never change his mind about things like Springs being a "shutdown corner", or that D. Hall is a strictly zone corner.

I distinctly remember 2 of Hall's picks last year coming on a slant route, one against Dallas where Tony Slowmo threw slightly behind the receiver (Crayton?), and another where he simply grabbed the ball out of the WR's chest for it. Both of them were beauties, and both of them were in MAN COVERAGE.

Hey, any of you guys who are actually Bush appointees from PH-U, and who think dinosaurs lived with cavemen, and who were homeschooled, but not total idiots, I'm really didn't mean to insult you.

If you're Cowboys fans though, tell me: how many times have the Cowboys beat the Redskins in the playoffs?


Posted by: dpc2003 | February 27, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

gamble/calculated risk same thing but I hear what your saying LH.

Posted by: chrislarry | February 27, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

If there is an uncapped year, then all the contracts can be renegotiated with huge signing bonuses (that do not count against future cap years) and small yearly salaries...

Posted by: siris | February 27, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80eb165e&campaign=ec0009

Is there any way we can steal this commentator away from Tennessee too? He's adorable.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | February 27, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

I am way bored with this media-generated mindset that Snyder is the only player in FA. Huh? There are teams that are every bit as active when taken over a timespan - Denver, Giants, Seattle, Cowboys Jets etc.

I think these are great signings. Would you rather be a Denver fan trying to applaud the signings of JJ Arrington and Correll Buckhalter??! Not me.

And whoever said Springs didn't play with a heart needs a pulse check. When his Dad was in ICU, he didn't miss a game, including that one up in New England. Total class act and I wish him the best.

Posted by: messykat | February 28, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

I'm a Tennessee Titans fan. Tennessee will miss Haynesworth, but this will help Washington more than it will hurt the Titans. The Titans have good defensive linemen behind Haynesworth and they will step up. Tennessee is the best team in the NFL. Pittsburgh is lucky Tennessee made those stupid turnovers against Baltimore, because Tennessee would have destroyed Pittsburgh. Haynesworth is the best defensive lineman in the league and playing in the weaker NFC East, Haynesworth will destroy the center of every line the Redskins play. The DBs will not have to cover as long and can go for ints. The Skins have good speed rushers. Haynesworth just dominates double teams every play of every game. the best thing about him is that he HATES Dallas and probably requested his agent to deal with the Redskins just so he could play Dallas twice a year. With Haynesworth the Redskins defense will dominate Philadelphia, Dallas, and the Giants. You just have to avoid turnovers and work on the running game. The skins weren't far off the past couple of years. To add a guy who makes every offense change its strategy just for him will make the Skins a much better team.

Posted by: stuartevins | February 28, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Thank You Dan the Man !! Can you say Dave Butz? Can we get a few more offensive lineman to go with Derrick? Great move to get rid of Springs and Washington. Why won`t Joe Bugel play Chad Reinhart? The heck with the haters, GO SKINS !!!!!!

Posted by: cherrywatts42 | February 28, 2009 10:59 PM | Report abuse

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