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Blache Preps for Cards, Addresses Injuries

From Jason La Canfora:

Greg Blache, in his weekly media briefing, said he believes Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals offense are a legit threat. He said Warner is completing some passes right now that no one else in the league is. "He's in a zone," Blache said. The Cards are the only team in the NFL to put up 20 or more points in their last 10 games (dating back to last season), according to Blache.

Blache said that he did consider keeping Chris Horton as his starting strong safety, but the decision to keep Reed Doughty there ended up being the right way to go. I asked him if Horton will get to play a lot anyway, with the Redskins likely needing to play two safeties deep in coverage more this week, and he agreed. He said the team will likely play its "Cobra" package more this week, which would feature LaRon Landry, Doughty and Horton (last week the Skins had just one back-up safety, Justin Hamilton, who was active and used more three-cornerback sets).

Overall, though, he doesn't expect to be able to trick Warner with too much exotic stuff.

"He gets rid of the ball quickly," Blache said. "You're not going to be fool him with coverage. He can read the safeties."

Of the WRs, Larry Fitgerald's acrobatic ability and leaping is a huge concern, Blache said, while the versatility of Anquan Boldin is what makes him a highly talented possession guy who can line up all over the place. Blache believes his corners must by physical at the line of scrimmage and jam and detout receivers before they can get into their routes. Disrupting the timing is imperative.

Blache knows his linebacking corps remains depleted - "We're a little beat up there," he said - with Khary Campbell (thigh), H.B. Blades (knee), London Fletcher (rib) and Marcus Washington (hip/hamstring) all limited in practice Wednesday (Blades actually did not participate at all). Campbell is getting closer to a return, however, Fletcher expects to play and is just being careful and Blache said he expects Washington, a starter, back on Sunday, too.

"I think Marcus will be ready to rock and roll on Sunday," Blache said.

Rookie safety Kareem Moore (knee) is set to make his NFL debut as well, Blache said, after a prolonged absence. Moore will play on special teams against the Cardinals, Blache said, and gradually work into the safety rotation.

Oh, one last thing. Blache was great talking about the Skins' narrow win over Arizona last season, when the Cards were moving the ball at will late but lost because of an array of errors.

"We were dead, and they gave us mouth-to-mouth," Blache said. "Realistically, they beat our butts."

...

Guard Randy Thomas had some fun with rookie safety Chris Horton this week. Thomas had Horton convinced over the weekend that the NFC Defensive Player of the Week award came with a $100,000 check. "He looked like he was trying to spend it already," Thomas said. So when Horton won the award Tuesday, Thomas convinced him that rookies are exempt from the monetary award, but could donate it to charity. With the kid's head spinning, Thomas let him off the hook and told him the whole thing was a joke. Ah, the life of a rookie.

...

In case you missed it this morning, Dan Steinberg continues to find internet numbers in report the Cooley story.

By Jason La Canfora  |  September 18, 2008; 12:53 PM ET
 
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A young teenage girl was about to finish her first year of college. She considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat but her father was a rather staunch Republican.

One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his opposition to taxes and welfare programs. He stopped her and asked her how she was doing in school.

She answered that she had a 4.0 GPA but it was really tough. She had to study all the time, never had time to go out and party. She didn't have time for a boyfriend and didn't really have many college friends because of spending all her time studying.

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Dad then asked his daughter why she didn't go to the Dean's office and ask why she couldn't take 1.0 off her 4.0 and give it to her friend who only had a 2.0. That way they would both have a 3.0 GPA.

The daughter angrily fired back, "That wouldn't be fair, I worked really hard for mine and Mary has done nothing".

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Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:08 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Look at the way Blache is always talking up the opponent and saying how good they are. He obviously hates the Redskins just like JLa.

Posted by: Skinz | September 18, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Are you sure? I remember a game where a coach choose to KICK in OT to have the wind. He was ROUNDLY criticized.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:11 PM

He didn't choose to kick. He chose a side to defend. The other coach then chose to receive. Subtle difference.

Posted by: psps23 | September 18, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

He didn't choose to kick. He chose a side to defend. The other coach then chose to receive. Subtle difference.

Posted by: psps23 | September 18, 2008 1:14 PM

Ok, cool. Thanks.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

If any a y'all er seersley thinkin' bout taken up ole Dick Cheney's offer fer cookies, I caution ya to think long 'n hard about it. The cookies ain't half bad, but stay away from the tea. Yull never see ole Slim over there again, that's for dang tootin shur.

Posted by: Slim Pickins | September 18, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Love the gag on Horton. Would have loved to see the disappointment on his face.

Posted by: NCICURN | September 18, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Pretty soon, the bed wetting cry-babies will be a majority in this country, and we will fall like the Romans. Practice your Chinese, liberals.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Campbell played well vs. 'aints but still needs to work on peripheral vision. He locked in on Moss on the winning TD pass. What will he do when the good teams take away his primary receiver?
Posted by: Realness | September 18, 2008 11:41 AM

Dang, when you can find the negatives on that play ... you're missing the point

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:18 PM

Realness, he did not lock into number 1, that was ARE.

Zorn said he didnt get all of the play in time. Cooley knew the formation, but had to call a play, adjust the protection and looked of the deep safety.

In other words HE WORKED IT... give credit where credit is due

Posted by: Zebra | September 18, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

tis extremely naive to believe that the state of affairs in the Middle East "has zero bearing on the American people"

Oh my, even most of the mental midget liberals understand that

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:13 PM

Right, so instead of opting for diplomacy, let's instead go to war. Gotcha.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

that should say campbell, not cooley

Posted by: Zebra | September 18, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Pretty much the stupidest story I have ever seen right there.

Posted by: Mark | September 18, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Pretty soon, the bed wetting cry-babies will be a majority in this country, and we will fall like the Romans. Practice your Chinese, liberals.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:23 PM

What's with the politics? If you want to talk about that kind of stuff, go to The Fix or The Trail. I believe Redskins football is generally the topic of conversation here, as opposed to politics.

Posted by: CowboyH8r | September 18, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Pretty soon, the bed wetting cry-babies will be a majority in this country, and we will fall like the Romans. Practice your Chinese, liberals.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:23 PM

Sadly, it seems like the opposite. I hate to say it, but this nation seems keen on continuing the Bush/Mccain ticket to going back in time. Teaching creationism in schools, censoring media from public libraries, reversal of Roe vs. Wade, pretty soon the conservatives are going to re-instill the prohibition. Welcome to the 19th century America, follow your leaders Mccain and Palin to pre-industrialization.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Campbell played well vs. 'aints but still needs to work on peripheral vision. He locked in on Moss on the winning TD pass. What will he do when the good teams take away his primary receiver?
Posted by: Realness | September 18, 2008 11:41 AM

Dang, when you can find the negatives on that play ... you're missing the point

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:18 PM

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"We strive for perfection and on the way, we shall attain excellence" - Vince Lombardi. Lombardi led the DC to a 7–5–2 record in 1969, their best since 1955.

Posted by: Realness | September 18, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

"I cover what has been a losing franchise for the most part for what, 15 years now? And it is my job to bring to light why. Two individuals have been constants amid all the failure, while everyone else has come and gone." --- Snyder bought the team 10 years ago. The Skins first bottomed out under Cooke II. You should know that.

"I think it's beyond presumptuous of you to believe you can speak for thousands of readers, and if I'm doing my job diligently then I'm not going to be please everyone. I'm interested in journalism; I'm not a politician." -- It is against the ethics of most journalists to rely primarily on unnamed sources. You should know that too.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Sadly, it seems like the opposite. I hate to say it, but this nation seems keen on continuing the Bush/Mccain ticket to going back in time. Teaching creationism in schools, censoring media from public libraries, reversal of Roe vs. Wade, pretty soon the conservatives are going to re-instill the prohibition. Welcome to the 19th century America, follow your leaders Mccain and Palin to pre-industrialization.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:31 PM

You're not helping. To The Fix or The Trail with the both of you!

Posted by: CowboyH8r | September 18, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Which is worse:

1. Reading JLC bash the Skins FO with his hate?

2. Reading the JLC haters bashing JLC?

3. Reading about politics on a Redskins Football Blog?

Just like voting, nothing but bad choices and neither do anything for me.

Posted by: Donj1963 | September 18, 2008 1:17 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Leave it up to the right wing zealot to use 'anonymous'. Don't give yourself up Dicky C. How are those Halliburton earnings going? Did you help George practice his latest speech? Oh, and did the NRA reject your membership for improper shooting of a hunting partner? Eddie the Eagle had to love that! What did you do with that blessed $700 bonus check? Fill up your H1 Hummer? Oh, I forgot...free gas for life, you now own an entire country filled with it! By the way, was that your $87 bill that was just 'loaned' to AIG? Is the country's deficit larger or smaller than your net worth? Got any more juicy lies for us? General Powell is really interested in knowing. This country is by far much better than it was 8 years ago, ain't that right Mr. Wyoming?! Great analogy with the father/daughter story...that really simplified it for the dumbed down idiots that you left us with after you decided not to 'leave any children behing'. LMAO...you're brilliant!

Posted by: Vlad The Impaler | September 18, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

tis extremely naive to believe that the state of affairs in the Middle East "has zero bearing on the American people"

Oh my, even most of the mental midget liberals understand that

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:13 PM

Right, so instead of opting for diplomacy, let's instead go to war. Gotcha.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:26 PM

Sorry, but the war is already there as the result of liberals and conservatives making that choice. The question becomes, how do we handle it now. Run or deal with it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Realness,

I would be with you if what you were saying is true. But you have a flawed analysis, plain and simple. You're making mistakes up when mistakes aren't there.

Posted by: psps23 | September 18, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

love me some Cobra package. Hell I added it into Madden 09 just so I could do it.

Is our cobra use 4 down linemen or 3?

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 18, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Campbell played well vs. 'aints but still needs to work on peripheral vision. He locked in on Moss on the winning TD pass. What will he do when the good teams take away his primary receiver?
Posted by: Realness | September 18, 2008 11:41 AM

Dang, when you can find the negatives on that play ... you're missing the point

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:18 PM

Realness, he did not lock into number 1, that was ARE.

Zorn said he didnt get all of the play in time. Cooley knew the formation, but had to call a play, adjust the protection and looked of the deep safety.

In other words HE WORKED IT... give credit where credit is due

Posted by: Zebra | September 18, 2008 1:25 PM

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Please re-read the first three words of the original post and the Lombardi quote.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, but the war is already there as the result of liberals and conservatives making that choice. The question becomes, how do we handle it now. Run or deal with it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:36 PM

Better late than never. Every extra day spent there is an extra day's worth of money from the US spent, and an extra day's worth of casualties. What do you hope to accomplish by "finishing the job"? Seriously, I have no idea any more. First it was weapons of mass destruction. Then it was getting Saddam out of power. It's become so muddled that even when we "win" this war, what the hell have we won? Please, educate me (not joking).

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Hey Dicky, I'm still waiting for that guy named Osama to show up at Gitmo! When are you going to find him? You wasted no time finding that other Al-Qaeda operative hiding in the hole! Now, let's git 'er dun and blow up that Got Dang cave ridden Afghanistan next! Just make sure to save me a few of those rugs first.

Posted by: Vlad The Impaler | September 18, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Zebra | September 18, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Dunno. That's what we have Generals for. And I would be willing to bet my left arm that there isn't a respected general out there that feels we should pack up and run as Biden would have us do. Luckily, Obama has rethought his position and believes that we can't just do that as well.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

love me some Cobra package. Hell I added it into Madden 09 just so I could do it.

Is our cobra use 4 down linemen or 3?

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 18, 2008 1:38 PM

4 down lineman 3 lb 2 safties 2 corners. Basically just replaces a nicekle corner with a saftey. Great move to match the physical style of their recievers.

Posted by: Stu | September 18, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Campbell played well vs. 'aints but still needs to work on peripheral vision. He locked in on Moss on the winning TD pass. What will he do when the good teams take away his primary receiver?
Posted by: Realness | September 18, 2008 11:41 AM

Dang, when you can find the negatives on that play ... you're missing the point

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:18 PM

Realness, he did not lock into number 1, that was ARE.

Zorn said he didnt get all of the play in time. Cooley knew the formation, but had to call a play, adjust the protection and looked of the deep safety.

In other words HE WORKED IT... give credit where credit is due

Posted by: Zebra | September 18, 2008 1:25 PM

---------------

Please re-read the first three words of the original post and the Lombardi quote.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 1:40 PM

Posted by: Realness | September 18, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else getting skeptical of who is being reported as "probable to play" when it's only Wed-Sat? Seems like they keep sayiong this about different guys each week,even through Saturday, and then they are held out of the games (Springs/Blades week1, Washington, K.Campbell week2). I hope thisa trend does not continue, as we are going to need some playmakers this weekend on D. At least Rogers and Rocky seem to be getting better and better.

Cant' wait to see the Cobra formation this weekend. Will Blache be yelling into Fletcher's headset to "SWEEP THE LEG!"?

Posted by: dlhaze | September 18, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Heck, I'm having a hard time finding Dicky C. lately. He's harder to track than Osama! Osama, Obama...all a bunch of crazed Muslims if you ask me! Woo-hoo, git 'er dun! Somebody got a camel I can shoot?

Posted by: Vlad The Impaler | September 18, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy | September 18, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Ok, CinCin, back to football!

Posted by: Vlad The Impaler | September 18, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Why would you post a politcal comment in the sports section. But since you did......

The problem with your story is most republicans are given a 4.0 when they deserve a 1.0 GPA. Based on the way our country has been run the last 8 years. How can you possibly thing they deserve 4 more years. They should be expelled from school.

Posted by: keep it real | September 18, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Yo K.I.R.

Anon is on to the next post...

Posted by: Vlad The Impaler | September 18, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Hey Vlad,

The Republicans have Impaled our country for the last 8 years! Leave your garbage out of the Sports section!

Posted by: dcwun | September 18, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

The story posted below is one the biggest political fairy tales out there.

The Republicans (Reagan, Bush , etc.) were the biggest spenders in American history.

Posted by: The Truth | September 19, 2008 8:44 AM | Report abuse

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