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Blache Not Down with DEs' Changes

Any ideas Jason Taylor might have had about flip flopping sides with end Andre Carter any time he likes, well, it's not going to happen. I asked Taylor about switching sides in games with Andre Carter this morning and he said that he and Carter have done it in practice and didn't think it was that big of a deal.

When asked if the coaches explicitly gave him the authority to do so as he pleased, he chuckled and said: "We'd just do it anyway. What are they going to say? They can yell at us." (Taylor later told the media - I had left to do another interview with another player by then - that he had only considered making such a switch in practice, and not during the run of play).

Anyway, defensive coordinator Greg Blache did his weekly media briefing after practice and made it quite clear that there would be no in-game, on-field improvising on his watch. So it's a moot point now, regardless.

"We do control playing time," Blache said. "And if they don't do our defense the way we want it done, then they can sit down and watch it. And that's Jason, that's Andre, that's any of them. They don't have the leeway to do what they want. It's bad on their part and it's erroneous on their part if they think so."

Well, that settles that then, eh?

On the injury front, starting safety LaRon Landry is still not ready to play because of his hamstring problem and did nothing with the team at practice. Blache conceded that the extended absence "does retard" the second-year player's development, as Landry is still trying to learn all the nuances of the defense.

No way it seems like Landry could play Saturday.
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End Erasmus James will make his Redskins debut Saturday, Blache said. He won't play in the first half with the starters, but will line up at end in the second half.
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Linebacker Marcus Washington is expected to practice tomorrow, but has a minor hip flexor issue, Jim Zorn said. Washington had some hip problems a few years back.
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Linebacker Matt Sinclair missed practice with back spasms, but is slated to play Saturday, Zorn said.
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Receiver Malcolm Kelly (knee) again did nothing with the team during practice and I can't see him playing Saturday, but we shall see.
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Rookie tight end Fred Davis is doing extra work with tight ends coach Rennie Simmons during lunch break, with the staff trying to get him up to speed. "We're making him, if you will," Zorn said. "He's a young player, he's very quiet, and he doesn't know what he doesn't know, and what he's going to know ... It's a real positive thing for Rennie, for him to have a guy that cares and wants him to push him. We're not going to just let him be mediocre."

By Jason La Canfora  |  August 19, 2008; 3:54 PM ET
 
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pantaloones

Posted by: So what? | August 19, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who get Al Zeke and Alex35332 mixed up?

Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 19, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

When is Snyder going to get his head out of his a$$, and make a trade for Tom Brady?? Right now Brady is injured, and is getting older, it just makes TOO much sense for Snyder not to do this trade.

There you go, al, enjoy.

Posted by: Greg | August 19, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

People who post things like this are huge losers. Compose a thoughtful post, would ya?

Posted by: 2nd | August 19, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

2nd

Posted by: anthony Los Angeles | August 19, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Baller;

your team had a wonderful post season run. But we did handle your team, in game 15... or 16... whichever.

But what seems more likely

1) Another par season with a glorious run
D) A kick azz season w SB win
&) Missing the playoffs

Seriously, a lot of teams falter the next year. B/c you cant re-create, you have to create new, and the media pressure in NYC will be harping on the champs for anything less than 16-0.

All of those spell disaster.

Posted by: Zebra | August 19, 2008 3:47 PM

Posted by: Zebra | August 19, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

How is Mix doing?

Posted by: LHriS CarRY | August 19, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

4stteenthrd!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mr. Jakmeoff | August 19, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: G20 FdaCowboys | August 19, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

"He's a young player, he's very quiet, and he doesn't know what he doesn't know, and what he's going to know"


I couldn't have said it any better, even if I had tried to when I didn't.

Posted by: Yogi Berra | August 19, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

WR because we only have 2 starting quality WRs and both have injury histories. Its one of the weakest units on the team if everyone is healthy

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 3:41 PM

If everyone is healthy, then the worries with Moss and ARE are thrown out the window. A healthy Moss is better than 95% of the receivers in the league, including your beloved Boldin. And no, that is not a joke. A healthy unit has 1 all-pro caliber reciever, another starting caliber receiver, 2 potential future starting WRs (maybe even potential all-stars), and a proven veteran that used to be a #1 receiver. This is not a weak position in any sense. Weak would be the 2005 roster which only had 4 WRs - Moss, Thrash, Patten, and Jacobs.

Posted by: psps23 | August 19, 2008 3:59 PM

Posted by: psps23 | August 19, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Greg, that idea, getting Brady, is so insightful, well, it might even be worth more bonus points

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

To paraphrase Denny Green he is who we think he is, A decent NFL QB. He's the third best QB in his family right above his Mom and Oldest Bro.

Posted by: Skinz | August 19, 2008 3:55 PM

Never seen his mom play. Peyton is a great QB, and so was Archie. Eli did enough to WIN, without costly turnovers.

You can't buy that type of confidence builder.

Posted by: Whambulance | August 19, 2008 4:02 PM

Posted by: Whambulance | August 19, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who get Al Zeke and Alex35332 mixed up?

Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 19, 2008 3:57 PM

No. It's very common. Alex's girlfriend screams "Al Zeke, I love you!" during sex.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Exactly wham, he did enough not to lose to paraphrase what you said. That is Grossman esque. Sadly with those type of players, they falter more than they produce.

Posted by: Zebra | August 19, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"Jack Officers"

Wish I could take credit....smack help me on this....but I think I got this from the name of a butthole surfers techno side project.....

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 19, 2008 3:54 PM

You are correct, sir. I think the album was called Digital Dump. It was an offbeat attempt at House music...Outhouse music, you might say.

Posted by: SMACK | August 19, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Not as bad as Al Zeke's who screams, Oh Vinny!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

al, yeah, it has as much chance as of happening as your hair brained scheme....neither is going to happen, so lets let it go then shall we...

Posted by: Greg | August 19, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I'd take Boldin over Santana, but I can see why you and others would disagree. Boldin has been to 2 Pro Bowls, Moss 1. Both are talented guys.

Moss is a legit #1 WR. ARE is a #2. When both are healthy and in top form, they are good tandem. Thrash is not a #3 guy. 50 catches in last 4 seasons? No. Who else is there at WR after that? Combined NFL catches for McMullen, Kelly, Thomas and Mix?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

"Hows bout dis for a trade, I know detroit needs a RB, and we need a tall reciever so why not Mason and an 8th round draft pick to lions for Calvin Johnson and a number 1 in 2010??????"

Posted by: typical sports talk caller | August 19, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

al, yeah, it has as much chance as of happening as your hair brained scheme....neither is going to happen, so lets let it go then shall we...

Posted by: Greg | August 19, 2008 4:09 PM

Why? It is a much better argument than some of the ones on here, gives Cindy #s for her blog count and is WAY better than hearing those jints fans crowing about their SB win.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

your hair brained scheme....

Posted by: Greg | August 19, 2008 4:09 PM

Make that hare-brained....Another dig at the bunnies!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Our no 3 is Cooley

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Al;

Dont use Gibbs' offense as a marker of a WR, especially the 3rd WR.

System makes the man... Welker?

Posted by: Zebra | August 19, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Thrash is not a #3 guy. 50 catches in last 4 seasons? No. Who else is there at WR after that? Combined NFL catches for McMullen, Kelly, Thomas and Mix?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:11 PM

Thrash will probably only be a number 3 for the first few weeks. After that, Kelly and Thomas will take over. As a #5, Thrash is invaluable.

And you can't judge Kelly and Thomas with asking for career "NFL catches." I can see McMullen, because he's had ample opportunity to prove his worth. But Kelly and Thomas are at worst unknowns right now with clear potential and talent. You don't bring in someone to replace them until you find out what they can or cannot do on the field. And as 2nd round picks, you have to give them a shot.

Posted by: psps23 | August 19, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Greg -- its funny because someone tossed Boldin's name on a post a while back as sort of a joke. I figured it was a 0% chance thing. But a chance to have some fun with Alex. Got him as far as saying that it would have been a good idea in March. Now we all know that not much has changed since then that would make a deal for Boldin less practical, but Alex seems to have slipped away ...

Anyway, someone posted a rumor that Boldin was available and the Iggles were talking trade with AZ.

If AZ is considering moving him, the Skins should be right up there. I'd say AZ would be crazy to move him, but the Bidwells are idiots, so you never know.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

"If AZ is considering moving him, the Skins should be right up there"

I completely disagree with this. But whateves...

Posted by: Greg | August 19, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

nice use of whateves Greg!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 19, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Its all about whateves...

Posted by: Zebra | August 19, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Got him as far as saying that it would have been a good idea in March. Now we all know that not much has changed since then that would make a deal for Boldin less practical, but Alex seems to have slipped away ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:22 PM

I think the two 2nd round WRs and the 2nd round receiving TE we picked to shore up our receiving issues would qualify as a change in the situation.

Posted by: psps23 | August 19, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

psps -- Kelly and Thomas are potential -- they've literally shown nothing at this level. I've said I did like what the Skins did by picking two guys for that position. We'll see how it pans out. Draft picks are all roll of the dice. Getting 2 guys improves the odds a lot.

When the Skins traded 6 guys for Ken Houston, I recall one commentator saying it was trading a lot of hamburger for one prime rib. If you can get a top guy in this league instead of rolling the dice, do it.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

I think the two 2nd round WRs and the 2nd round receiving TE we picked to shore up our receiving issues would qualify as a change in the situation.

Posted by: psps23 | August 19, 2008 4:28 PM

Exactly, that and trading away a first round pick is a bad idea. Always

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Me?

Posted by: Wha Tev | August 19, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

But a chance to have some fun with Alex.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:22 PM

Now you want to have fun with Alex? I thought you were already having enough fun with his girlfriend.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Bamabulance,

It's a confidence builder but how long will it last? If they lose two games and he throws for 2 Int's the boos will start quickish up there in the Big Apple. But hey it could end up making him the confidant player that he's never appeared to be.

To me though the Giants were a mediocre team last year that got hot at the right time. (That's not a critism just my honest opinion) and I think they've gotten worse not better.

Posted by: Skinz | August 19, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

So at first Anon wanted to kill himself when I would bring up my gf, now he is obsessed with her. Kinda creepy, almost as creepy as chantillyvanilly.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, that and trading away a first round pick is a bad idea. Always

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:30 PM

Posted by: Ryan Leaf | August 19, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, that and trading away a first round pick is a bad idea. Always

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:30 PM

Yeah

Posted by: Patrick Ramsey | August 19, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

So at first Anon wanted to kill himself when I would bring up my gf, now he is obsessed with her.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:35 PM

Alex#####, she's more interesting now that we know you're sharing her with Al Zeke. Anyway, that was a different anon. You regulars think we anons all look alike.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Yeah

Posted by: Andre Johnson | August 19, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, that and trading away a first round pick is a bad idea. Always

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:30 PM

I'm with you

Posted by: Tony Mandrich | August 19, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

You do, just like Canadians.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, that and trading away a first round pick is a bad idea. Always

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:30 PM

Trading 2 first round picks is even worse.

Posted by: Desmond Howard | August 19, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, that and trading away a first round pick is a bad idea. Always

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:30 PM

fight on Alex

Posted by: Kwame Harris and Rex Grossman | August 19, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, that and trading away a first round pick is a bad idea. Always

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 4:30 PM

we all suck except for Calvin, but at least we all went in round 1

Posted by: Every Lion WR | August 19, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

If you can get a top guy in this league instead of rolling the dice, do it.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:29 PM

The issues with this are:

(1) If you're plucking a proven star in his prime, that means you're going to have to pay top dollar to (a) get him, and (b) keep him. And this is the main reason why Boldin wants out.

AND

(2) You're essentially putting all your eggs in one basket. You're banking on one guy to carry you (for his responsibilities), and praying that his would-be replacements aren't needed. This may work out if you're lucky with health. But as we all know, the skins have been far from lucky with health. And due to using up draft assets to get this guy, along with massive cap space, your 2nd string is FAR worse than what it could be otherwise. And this has been the skins' downfall the last couple years. We all know we have an extremely talented 1st unit. But it's when we were faced with injuries that we looked like a mediocre team with mediocre talent.

Personally, I think this draft - along with next years - will provide this team with an excellent mix of youth, veterans, and stars that can carry this team beyond the next couple years. It will be much harder if we trade away multiple assets for a single producer.

Posted by: psps23 | August 19, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I like the fact that Cerrator and Snyder were concerned about our Wide Receiver corp and went out in the draft and got players to shore up this problem.

1) Moss and Randel El were injured last year, Moss somewhat the year before. We were thin at WR and our best guys had tender ligaments or strings.

2) We draft two big WR and now they've set during training camp because of tender legs/knees. I'm not sold on our problem being solved - just yet. Matter of fact, the problem has increased with two more injuries.

3) I think Fred Davis will be a good tight end but with Cc do we really need another downfield TE pass catcher? I like Davis but really thought we could have gotten a better Cb/LB/OL in that spot. Davis could be the best to make it out of this class - who knows.

4) We can't release these rookie WR, they won't pass waivers for the practice squad, so we're stuck taking up two roster spots with injured rookies that don't know the system or the NFL.

Problem not solved.....yet. And, I reserve the right to say these guys are awesome - later in the year or their careers. I'm not busting chops, just saying our problem hasn't been solved.

Posted by: rando | August 19, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Didn't dallas have a new offense last year and went 13-3?

OWNED

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 4:39 PM

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

some of the WRs drafted in the 1st round for the last few years
Raushon Woods
Andre Carter
Charles Rogers
Bryant Johnson
Micahel Jenkins
Michael Clayton
Matt Jones
Roddy White
Larry Fitzgerald

pretty mixed bag ... somew very good, some disasters and some in between. Which is why trading a #1 for a proven stud WR would make sense

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm Al Zeke etc, People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I enjoy ice cream and a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me I have an I.Q. of 48 and that I am considered mentally retarded.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

To me though the Giants were a mediocre team last year that got hot at the right time. (That's not a critism just my honest opinion) and I think they've gotten worse not better.

Posted by: Skinz | August 19, 2008 4:33 PM

4Skinz,

Their D still looks formidable. I like Kenny Phillips from the U, reminds me a lot of ST.

Posted by: Whambulance | August 19, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

People think I am retarded, but I one time took an IQ test and it said I was a genus my IQ was nearly 100. Which is perfect.

Posted by: Kevin from Da Office | August 19, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

On Thrash, I have not seen every snap o this preseason and the 1st team offense has only played like 6 series so far, right? Not sure if Thrash has caught a pass yet . . but could be Thrash be a better receiver in the WCO than he was in the Gibbs/ offense? I think he's stronger and taller than ARE and Moss and could do well across the middle. This is more of a possession passing game and he's a tough dude who isn't afraid and will block. I tell you, I'm also looking forward to a season where we don't try a wide receiver screen for 2 yards every 3rd play.

Posted by: Cookie | August 19, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I wish the skins had a WR that "sucked" as bad as the lion's Roy Williams.....

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 19, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I'm Al Zeke etc, People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I enjoy ice cream and a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me I have an I.Q. of 48 and that I am considered mentally retarded.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:49 PM

Oh, Greg, there you go again. Is there anyone up here you haven't tried this one on yet? sween? nate? Redcap?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

James Trash scares no one.

Posted by: WhinersRUs | August 19, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Calls it like I see it.

Posted by: Greg | August 19, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm Greg, People seem to not like me because I am not polite and I am always late. I hate ice cream and a nice pair of slacks. Years ago, a doctor told me I have an I.Q. of 48 and that I am considered mentally retarded.

Posted by: Greg | August 19, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

pretty mixed bag ... somew very good, some disasters and some in between. Which is why trading a #1 for a proven stud WR would make sense

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:48 PM

In general, I would agree with you. BUT because the skins have already used 3 high picks on receiving threats, trading for another WR is counterproductive. It simply doesn't make sense. At this point, they have to go with they have. And what they have has a pretty damn good shot of being great if you ask me.

Posted by: psps23 | August 19, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

psps -- I'll concede the point on $$$. Top guy is going to want top $$$. No way around it. What AZ paid Fitzgerald was insane. I can see why Q wants out just from that alone ("we paid the other guy, so we can't pay you" ... that never goes over well). Its probably a deal killer and I don't have any way around that.

I actually agree on the drafting of two big WRs. Thought it was one of the better moves. if either pans out, it'll be a terrific move. But as of now, we don't know if we've got anything even worth keeping.

As for what to trade, a #1 pick (and possibly one of the pass catchers we drafted) for a stud WR who is just 27?

Its unlikely that either Kelly or Thomas will become the WR that Q is. Few guys in the league are at that level. Trade for the sure thing. If you can.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Whama,

The D is still solid although you lost a great DE you still have plenty behind him. I wouldn't be my mortgage on the Gmen making the playoffs anymore than I'd bet it on the Skins though.

Posted by: Skinz | August 19, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers has a sweet set of butter fingers.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

just not buying the hype on Thomas and Kelly. Hopeful? Sure. Greatness? Maybe. But they are unknowns. And looking at the top draft picks, picking young WRs is a crap shoot.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Al Zeke,
Your musings about Boldin would be much more interesting if there were any rumor or even blank speculation that it would happen. However, I'll play your game.

I'd trade for him provided most of the package back included existing players (not picks) from positions of depth. I'm thinking Betts, Kelly and a #3 pick.

Everyone else,
Sorry, I took the bait.

Posted by: GHF | August 19, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

The #2 WRs from last year's draft:

Steve Smith NYG -- 8 catches (didn't play much, but when he did late in the year, I thought he looked good).

Dwayne Jarrett Carolina -- 6 catches
Sidney Rice Min -- 31 catches

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

since everyone is pissing and moaning about a WR, Joe Horn is now on the market.

Sign and trade Joe Horn along with a 3rd and 5th pick for Boldin and their 2nd.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

2nd round WRs from 2004 to 2006

Chad Jackson
Sinorice Moss
Greg Jennings
Reggie Brown
Mark Bradley
Roscoe Parrish
Terrence Murphy
Vincent Jackson (not Bo)
Devery hendeerson
Darius Watts
Keary Colbert

How many studs in that group?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Am I late to the game or has it already been revealed that Redcoat is Skippy?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

just not buying the hype on Thomas and Kelly. Hopeful? Sure. Greatness? Maybe. But they are unknowns. And looking at the top draft picks, picking young WRs is a crap shoot.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:04 PM

Trust me, before the draft I was with you. But since the skins already used 3 high picks for receivers (essentially), there's no use in giving up another pick to get one more receiver, no matter how proven. Even if only one of our young guns becomes a good #2, then our WR corp turns into a great corp in my mind. I think there's a pretty good shot of that coming to fruition. And if both of them turn out to be the real deal, then it's lights out for this passing game. That's how I see it. No need to address a situation that has already been addressed. Wait until after they prove they can't do something before we say we need to do something about it.

Posted by: psps23 | August 19, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Generally speaking, you trade for current need. You draft for needs in 2 years. WR is a current need. After ARE and Moss, we got nothing for 2008. If Kelly or Thomas pan out 2009 or 2010, could be different story.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who get Al Zeke and Alex35332 mixed up?

Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 19, 2008 3:57 PM

I thought I was the only one.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 19, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

they're not the same guy?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

"He doesn't know what he doesn't know, and what he's going to know"--JIM ZORN


" 
There are things we know we know. 
We also know 
There are known unknowns."--DON RUMSFELD

Posted by: Corkczar | August 19, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Am I late to the game or has it already been revealed that Redcoat is Skippy?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:16 PM

Wanna bet?

Fondly,

Skippy

Posted by: Skippy | August 19, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

psps --

I still don't get the Fred Davis draft pick, unless they see him as a big WR. Haven't seen the guy play, so I have no idea on that.

If you can get a stud WR, you'd likely give up at least one of the receiver picks. Maybe more. Subtract questions marks and replace with a proven answer.

The upgrade would be huge. Essentially, Q would mean our #3 guy is ARE instead of Thrash. Big jump. Especially since the WCO loves 3 WR sets. Not to go too far out on that proverbial limb, but adding Q would give the Skins a real SB shot.

I liked the approach the Spaghetti Gang took at WR with the draft. But I like Pro Bowl level proven vets better

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

yep

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

not to get on topic of the blog post or anything foolish like that, but am I the only one who is pleased to see Blache setting down the rules for Carter and Taylor?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Cork -- great Rumsfeld quote. The weird thing is it makes lots of sense, but it sounds so goofy.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Offense and Defense is always treated differently.

On defense there's always 1 Alpha-Male, and his name is Blatche......

Offense is a bunch of prima donnas (Portis) and weirdos (Coooooley) and such as......

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Trade for the sure thing. If you can.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 4:58 PM

Why do you limit this strategy to WR? Why don't we do this with every position on the team -- trade draft picks for "sure things"? Let's not draft a QB, but trade for Manning or Brady. Nothing but proven Mercedes Benzs and BMW's on the 'Skins.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

I liked Rumsfield qoute better actually. Maybe JZ messed up when trying to repeat the qoute?

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

But I like Pro Bowl level proven vets better

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:31 PM

Better to trade for a Jason Taylor and pay him $8 mill than pick a Calais Campbell and pay him $8 mill for four years, right?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or has the 'It is what it is' qoute getting played out. I'm getting tired of people saying 'It is what is'.......

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

+++Cork -- great Rumsfeld quote. The weird thing is it makes lots of sense, but it sounds so goofy.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:35 PM+++

Here's the whole thing in Poetry form....


THE UNKNOWN

As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.

—Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing

Posted by: Corkczar | August 19, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Anon, you are on the right track. Seen the light. Just remember, Anon, TJ Duckett is not a "sure thing"

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

This discussion of the 53rd man is a little draining. Thrash vs. Mix vs. McMullen vs. Rock vs. Mason. Bleech!

I am so ready for the beginning of the season. Nothing would be better than analyzing Zorn's play call on a 3rd and 6 midway through the 2nd quarter. Now that will be good times.

Posted by: CBT | August 19, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

am I the only one who is pleased to see Blache setting down the rules for Carter and Taylor?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:33 PM

Well, look what happened when they tried to tell LaVar where to play when. I think all the players ought to be encouraged to just go with their instincts.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

'It is what it is' is what it is, and it is way played out

Posted by: It is what it is | August 19, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Better to pay JT $8million than to pay Ryan Leaf a dime

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or has the 'It is what it is' qoute getting played out. I'm getting tired of people saying 'It is what is'.......

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:40 PM

Would "Que sera sera" be better? I know we would just be putting lipstick on that pig, but she sho' would be looking purtier.

Posted by: CBT | August 19, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or has the 'It is what it is' qoute getting played out. I'm getting tired of people saying 'It is what is'.......

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:40 PM

Yes! Yes! Yes! The worst part of it is that not only is it an empty, meaningless cliche, but the people saying it think they're coming up with a profound, original thought.

Posted by: Mull It | August 19, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Better to trade for a Jason Taylor and pay him $8 mill than pick a Calais Campbell and pay him $8 mill for four years, right?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:39 PM

Hindsight is 50/50.

How do you know if he will pan out? Taylor has proven himself.

Dude, we have his defensive Coordinator on the Freaking team and we skipped over him. Commonm sense tells me we did the right thing.....

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

+++Blache conceded that the extended absence "does retard" the second-year player's development, as Landry is still trying to learn all the nuances of the defense.++++

I hope Blache knows Landry will never win an Oscar if he goes Full Retard.

(Yeah, I know it's PI. File your complains with Ben Stiller)

Posted by: Corkczar | August 19, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

"He doesn't know what he doesn't know, and what he's going to know"--JIM ZORN


" 
There are things we know we know. 
We also know 
There are known unknowns."--DON RUMSFELD


Posted by: Corkczar | August 19, 2008 5:27 PM

Sounds like something I would say.

Posted by: Socrates | August 19, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

good read guys. as you know i love the post. i don't totally like the left bias of it sometimes but i still love the post. mike wise is even growing on me. anyways here's a good read on food:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2008/08/15/DI2008081502606.html?hpid=features1&hpv=local

Posted by: dealer | August 19, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Would "Que sera sera" be better? I know we would just be putting lipstick on that pig, but she sho' would be looking purtier.

Posted by: CBT | August 19, 2008 5:44 PM

I like "Stay Frosty" from Generation Kill

Posted by: The Godfather | August 19, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

... likening me to a 'petualant child'? ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 3:50 PM

>> I think this was a typo ... I think you meant "perpetualant child".

"It is what it is" has an RI index code. I think it was II-22. As SMACK (the II-22 code monkey) explained, when someone says "it is what it is," they really are saying they have no idea what it is. [The other SMACK code addition was CC-75, which is short for "having said that" ... which is what someone says right before they completely contradict themselves.]

Posted by: dcsween | August 19, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Anon, is Campbell really getting $8mil for 4 years?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Better to trade for a Jason Taylor and pay him $8 mill than pick a Calais Campbell and pay him $8 mill for four years, right?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:39 PM


Ask me in two years. And I believe it's $8 mil PER annum for Tiny Dancer.

Posted by: Corkczar | August 19, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

... Hindsight is 50/50. ...

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:45 PM

First "jack officers" and now THIS one?!?! Banner day for expansion of my phrasebook!

Posted by: dcsween | August 19, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

... Hindsight is 50/50. ...

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:45 PM

I thought the better the vision, the lower the number, even in reverse.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

It is what it is. Having said that, it is not is what it was not

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Campbell signed a four-year deal with the following minimum base salaries: (08) $295,000 (09) $385,000 (10) $470,000 (11) $555,000. A league source notes Campbell also will receive a signing bonus of $1.2 million.

sounds more like it. If he pans out, they tear up the contract and get him a new one

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm sick and tired of the Jason Taylor hype and this crap about what are the coaches going to say if he and Andre switch is a good example of his damn arrogance. Kudos Coach Blache and sit his arrogant butt down all season and it wouldn't matter to me. He's not going to amount to anything anyway with his washed up I'm better than you pretty boy attitude. The Redskins are blue collar man. He aint.

Posted by: enuffalready | August 19, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I love the Blache quote ... but I also get the feeling he's going to take those two (Carter and Taylor) into his office for a good yelling at, "what the F did you tell that little guy from the Post !?!?" ... and then Carter and Taylor start giggling ... and then Blache gets out a yard stick and starts whacking their knuckles like the Sister Mary Penguin in the Blues Brothers, do wind sprints, push ups, such as ...

Posted by: dcsween | August 19, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Sween - Come on man.

That's Spurrier Speak!

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Anon, is Campbell really getting $8mil for 4 years?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 5:51 PM

Called my bluff, did you? I really don't know. It was a ball park figure and, now that I reconsider, it's probably high. I assume he's making about what Kelley's making. Wasn't that closer to $5 or $6 mill over four years?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Dealer - I don't read the Post Sports Section anymore. Not worth my time with so much info I keep discovering on the WWW. Everyday I find new sites and my Post Sports Reading time has dwindled to Zero......

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

4th, oops ... I've scarred over all my memories of the Ole Ball Days ...

Posted by: dcsween | August 19, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Hindsight is 50/50. ...

90% of Hindsight is what it is, which is 50% maths. Having said that, futurecasting is largely 75% mental.

Posted by: Yogi Berra | August 19, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Any and all references to the Blues Bros are most welcome. Though it was sister Mary Stigmata, aka the Penguin

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

"End Erasmus James will make his Redskins debut Saturday, Blache said. He won't play in the first half with the starters, but will line up at end in the second half."

Less than a half of a game ... against guys playing for a job ... hoping to get enough film upon which to decide whether a 7th round pick gets surrendered ... sounds like the fairest way for both sides.

Posted by: dcsween | August 19, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

4th, i like boz stuff on the olympics. boz is still cool with me. others i skip. usually you can tell if it's going to be a good article or not by wise from the teaser. i read about 5% of what he writes and that's a 100% increase from 2 years ago.

i hate espn. can't stomach those people. and really don't read much else on sports than up here really.

btw guys, i've been dying to ask:
shawn johnson or the russian chic?
me, i'm a shawn johnson kinda guy. cuz of her size. the russian chis is kinda tall.
for those who gonna hate...like seth said in pine apple express..."she's 18!"...

Posted by: dealer | August 19, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

pineapple...one word! sheesh!

Posted by: dealer | August 19, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

okay fine...i would like shawn johnson on the left end and the russian chic on the right end. because of their size.

Posted by: dealer | August 19, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

I'll go with Stephanie Rice

http://classic.fhm.com.au/PhotoGallery/PhotoGallery.aspx?id=74

wait ... who am I kidding?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 19, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: kost52 | August 19, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

I’ll be interested to see how this guy turns out. I was hoping the skins would draft him.

From Peter King's MMQB

If I'm Mike Tomlin, I'm asking myself: Why can't Dennis Dixon be my No. 2 quarterback? At least until Charlie Batch comes back. That's no fifth-round-looking player. Dixon is poised and throws a zinger of a fastball.

Posted by: skinswest | August 19, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

The Blache interview and the Taylor interview are both on the Redskins website and Taylor says explicitly that they have only switched sides randomly a couple of times in practice and never in a game. He never says anything about trying to do it in games or that he feels they could. It was obviously just something they did during drills a couple times. Then JLC runs to the Blache interview and tattles on Taylor and tries to make it sound like something it isn't. He tells Blache that Taylor is saying that he can switch sides whenever HE wants, like it's all a big Jason Taylor conspiracy. Anyway, since they are both on there you can see there is a big difference between what Taylor says and what JLC tells Blache.

Posted by: dingo | August 19, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Bit quiet in here isn't it! I bet all you yanks are sitting in the corner, shaking in your boots at the prospect of my Boomers taking on your 'Redeem Team'!

Can't wait to see the look on your faces when we finish within 30 points of your guys!

Posted by: kost52 | August 19, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

I think that dingo stole my blog!

Posted by: kost52 | August 19, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Not to split hairs, but do Blache's words rule out the possibility of switching the DE-sides on purpose for strategy? That is, of course you don't players doing whatever they want to, but what about using it as a strategic move?

The way I see we have 2 top-notch healthy veteran DE's, one's performed excellent in the tough-nosed NFC East and is probably better stopping the run, the other has a veracious appetite for QB's - why wouldn't you flip them around some?

Posted by: Josh | August 19, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

"Any ideas Jason Taylor might have had about flip flopping sides with end Andre Carter any time he likes, well, it's not going to happen."

By Jason La Canfora | August 19, 2008; 3:54 PM ET

Don't you just love it when the beat reporter tries to start trouble? Nothing beats a pseudo-controversy!

Posted by: OG Barno | August 19, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Not to split hairs, but do Blache's words rule out the possibility of switching the DE-sides on purpose for strategy?

Posted by: Josh | August 19, 2008 7:43 PM

No. Blache said earlier that he wants to switch them to create confusion for the offense. They won't know who's coming from where until they've lined up. He just wants to control it himself, not leave it up to the guys on the field.

Posted by: Mull It | August 19, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

who are the tummy sticks players 2 night?

Posted by: sulty | August 19, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Rando, having another downfield TE pass catcher in Fred Davis could come handy if Cooley goes down with an injury. He's been durable so far, but this is a violent sport so they might have wanted some insurance.

Posted by: M | August 19, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Deadskins will be last place in the NFC East. The Geico Caveman thinks faster than Jason Campbell.

Posted by: Deadskins | August 19, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the trouble makers are back.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

I think Landry missing most of this training camp is extremely bad. This guy makes or breaks our defense. It's so sad, I just keep thinking about what our D could be if 21 was still around. I know it's sacrilege to even mention that but, it really is sad. The Skins have a lot to prove. Landry is someone that can prove alot, but he can't even practice. There needs to be an article or soemthing about this. It is very troublesome.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis' next character should be called DooDoo Brown: a lazy, dog catcher who waits on the sidelines, until needed.

Posted by: L. Betts | August 19, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

There needs to be an article or soemthing about this. It is very troublesome.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 8:10 PM

And what should the article say?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

I am very concerned with Landry missing camp. I am also concerned about the secondary.

Posted by: sicwidit | August 19, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

I am very concerned about Landry too, but I'm trying to act on my concerns and not just whine about them. I'm a catholic, so I've lit several candles at the shrine of Saint Hamuel, the patron of hamstrings and other leg injuries. Hope you will all join me. Together, we can reach Saint Hamuel who will intervene on our behalf.

Thank you.

Posted by: Sister Concernation | August 19, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Let's not start busting on the Catholics.

Posted by: Benedict XVI | August 19, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

I do hope that Nate regales us with another bi-coastal tale of grilled meat and obscure beer this evening.

Failing that, cL could tell us about the leftovers.

Posted by: freakzilla | August 19, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

wait...did you just accuse nate of being bi?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

not only did you accuse him of being bi, but you also mentioned tail and meat in that same sentence.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

and then you said that chris larry could get sloppy seconds.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Blache is gonna whack em like Sister Mary Hard Knuckles at Our Lady of Perpetual Terror!!! What was JLC thinking!! You know how Blache is, he of the Alexander Haig syndrome "I'm in control here". Make no mistake about it Blache is in total control of the D and he ain't afraid to let JT or AC know it.

Posted by: dargregmag@aol.com | August 19, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

The Blache interview and the Taylor interview are both on the Redskins website and Taylor says explicitly that they have only switched sides randomly a couple of times in practice and never in a game. He never says anything about trying to do it in games or that he feels they could. It was obviously just something they did during drills a couple times. Then JLC runs to the Blache interview and tattles on Taylor and tries to make it sound like something it isn't. He tells Blache that Taylor is saying that he can switch sides whenever HE wants, like it's all a big Jason Taylor conspiracy. Anyway, since they are both on there you can see there is a big difference between what Taylor says and what JLC tells Blache.

Posted by: dingo | August 19, 2008 6:41 PM

Bull crap. Punk Taylor said it. His statement was on tv.

Posted by: Enuffalready | August 19, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Let's not start busting on the Catholics.

Posted by: Benedict XVI | August 19, 2008 8:38 PM

A miracle already! The Pope has heard my humble testimony.

Holy Father, I beseech thee to join me in prayer to Saint Hamuel for the health of Laron Landry.

Posted by: Sister Concernation | August 19, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

chris larry subscribes to bi-monthly magazine but it only comes once a month......hmmmmmm.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

+++Not to split hairs, but do Blache's words rule out the possibility of switching the DE-sides on purpose for strategy?

Posted by: Josh | August 19, 2008 7:43 PM+++

What's wrong with splitting hairs?

Posted by: Corkczar | August 19, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse


That's where the 'Skins will end this campaign. CP will not be injured but his average will be less than 3.5 yds per rush. He'll have his lowest output (ignoring injury seasons)in this his 7th year. 7th year almost always shows a noticeable drop-off in RB's, and with the troubles Campmpbell will have, defenses will key on the run even more. Campbell will make 3 key interceptions in the opening game at the Giants, and he'll be rattled for the remainder of the season. A 6-10 record is probable; 8-8 a real stretch. The majority of their wins will come in the 2nd half of the season when they're eliminated from the playoffs. They'll spend that time evaluating their starters, and getting the kinks ironed out for the 2009 season. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your 'Skins with no pressure attached. 16 and done. Moss will not be with this team when it takes the field in 2009, so enjoy our last go-round with him.

Posted by: 4th in the East | August 19, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

I think Landry missing most of this training camp is extremely bad. This guy makes or breaks our defense.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 8:10 PM+++

I agree. Skins have no depth at FS, as indicating by the fact they are starting a rookie at FS. Moore may be the next big thing but Moore/Doughty isn't the same as Taylor/Landry or Landry/ Doughty.

Landry covers Centerfield like Willie Mays did. He makes up for the sins of Smoot, Springs and Double Move. I rank his loss up there with anyone on defense.

I mean the Giants are tough enough without Landry, with Jansen underperforming and Campbell doing his impression of Ryan Duren warming up. (Ask your Dad. I'm old and so are my references.)

If I'm Zorn I try to get some balls to Cooley and Moss early and put the fear of God into New Jersey's other football team.

Posted by: Corkczar | August 19, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Ryan Duren? If I have to ask my Dad why bring up his name in the first place?

Posted by: G | August 19, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

All of these hamstring injuries is ridiculous. Is there not any kind of scientific approach or something to help keep this from happening? There must be something.

Posted by: G | August 19, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

What pisses me off about this Landry thing is how it has been lingering for a month. If there was any question as to it healing on its own, he should have bucked up and had surgery to get back quicker. Our secondary is going to hinge on him being on the field.

Read this on Jerry Porter a week or so ago:

Jerry Porter is recovering from hamstring surgery, but believes he will be ready to play in one of the Jaguars' last two preseason games, according to Sports Illustrated. He said, "I'm amazed how good it feels. I've had a bad hamstring pull before, and I feel much better having the surgery than just letting it heal on its own."

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm not Nate, but I baked some chicken with some onions and yellow tomatoes served it over couscous with a glass of vodka

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm not Nate either, but I had a pork chop with some seasoning, some broccoli and carrots, and a glass of pepsi.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm not Nate either, but when my DAWGS get their butts whipped and don't win the National Championship, I think I'll have me a slice of humble pie...HI HATER!

Posted by: The Truth in the 1st person | August 19, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

and what's with the Truth saying that he's a Hawaii Hater? I just don't get it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Do you like that warm or cold?

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Great video on the promise of Brett Favre in NY. Plus I like the cheese head in the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdUdlR7XfAw

Posted by: J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets | August 19, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

And this video proves that Mike Nugent knew what he was doing last week. He didn't want an overtime game. It takes great skill to hit an upright from 23 yards. Watch the video for proof.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFPKQaXAdL4

Posted by: J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets | August 19, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Ryan Duren? If I have to ask my Dad why bring up his name in the first place?

Posted by: G | August 19, 2008 9:07 PM

Gees, I dunno, so you'll reach out to your Pop and learn something?

Posted by: Corkczar | August 19, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm excited but boy, I can see some potentially major problems.

1- An injury to ARE or SM [and history says it will happen] could be huge. Thrash never steps up, 4 guys not proven at all behind them.

2- Injury to Landry, Springs or Rogers

DE depth looks great!
As does RB depth!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 19, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Greg Blache was great today; if you haven't seen it, check him out on Redskins.com

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 19, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Today Blache was discussing how London Fletcher is such a good Christian guy and that Christians can be tough on the field too.

I thought of
Charles Mann
Tim Johnson
Darrell Green
Art Monk

They were all outspoken Christians and all came to play on Sunday as well.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 19, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

And speaking of the Truth....here's a video poking fun of UGA rivalry with Tenn. You'll see that it was made by a typical UGA fan (at the 3:22 mark he pulls out a UGA flag, but of course his hair is dyed orange and he's wearing blue overalls - Florida colors). Gotta love this maroons (morons, I know - poking fun at a post yesterday. Must have been a UGA fan also)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwPiavMapuE

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

That's where the 'Skins will end this campaign. CP will not be injured but his average will be less than 3.5 yds per rush. He'll have his lowest output (ignoring injury seasons)in this his 7th year. 7th year almost always shows a noticeable drop-off in RB's, and with the troubles Campmpbell will have, defenses will key on the run even more. Campbell will make 3 key interceptions in the opening game at the Giants, and he'll be rattled for the remainder of the season. A 6-10 record is probable; 8-8 a real stretch. The majority of their wins will come in the 2nd half of the season when they're eliminated from the playoffs. They'll spend that time evaluating their starters, and getting the kinks ironed out for the 2009 season. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your 'Skins with no pressure attached. 16 and done. Moss will not be with this team when it takes the field in 2009, so enjoy our last go-round with him.

Posted by: 4th in the East | August 19, 2008 8:59 PM


Thanks for the prediction, Nostradumbass. Now go write us a quatrain about how you'll kick all of our butts at Madden.

Posted by: freakzilla | August 19, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

and when I searched for chris larry on YouTube, look what I found:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gphfU0BV66U

Who knew that chris LArry was a famous DJ in NYC named Christopher Larry. You can see some of his videos on YouTube.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

actually that should have been famous DJ Christopher Lawrence.duh.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

From Chris Cooley, a bunch of nicknames of players

http://chriscooley47.blogspot.com/2008/08/20-questions-nicknames.html

- Ladell Betts – Buttsie
- Santana Moss – Tana Man
- Fred Davis – Boozie/Booze dog/Anything that you can incorporate with booze.
- Ethan Albright – Red Snapper
- Shawn Suisham – Shizam
- Khary Campbell – Moo-Stash/Mu-Stash/I can't figure the better way to spell it.- Shawn Springs – Blue Foot
- Fred Smoot – Fredlacio/Smoot is notorious for making up new nicknames for himself, this can change on a daily basis.
- Mike Sellers – Fat Boy/He has "Dat Boy" tattooed on his arm, but Fat Boys is way cooler.
- Marcus Washington – Mwatt
- Carlos Rogers – Los/Like I said, there would be some no brainers.
- Dometric Evans – Meat
- Ryan Boschetti – Greasy Meatball
- Warren Simmons – Rennie/The tight ends call him "Sweets."
- Colt Brennan – McGarrett/Dt. Jack McGarrett
- Derek Divine – Calves
- Stephon Heyer – Wookie/Chewey/Just making the Wookie call- Todd Yoder – RRRRRRNNNNNYoder/Roll your r's, add some n sound and then Yoder.
- Brian Kozlowski – K-O-Z Lowski/I know he is gone, but he is my friend and I love that nickname.
- Todd Collins – Rainman
- Chris Cooley – When I first came to the team everyone called me Archie. I don't even know why, but it started with the coaching staff. I actually think Joe Bugle didn't know my first name until last year. Cool-Dog is also an old standby.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Heyer has a nickname similar to mine in high-school. I was nicknamed Jewbacka

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 19, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

and apparently Cooley doesn't know how to spell Bugel's name.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Bolden is asking for a trade....I say we trade Kelly and draft pick and bring him in....If we don't Dallas will adn then we are done....I think adding Bolden with TO puts their offense where the hype is. I don't see us beating them if they get Bolden. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp08/news/story?id=3543594

Posted by: Johnny | August 19, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

and apparently Cooley doesn't know how to spell Bugel's name.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 10:39 PM

And that matters because??????......

Posted by: Who Cares | August 19, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

It maters because speling is impotent. I would never tipe on a blog and misspel werds.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | August 19, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Greg Blache does not hold back.
He is a straight shooter!

He actually said Chris Wilson is not having a good enough camp thus far and needs to do something.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 19, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Gees, I dunno, so you'll reach out to your Pop and learn something?

Posted by: Corkczar | August 19, 2008 10:08 PM

I'd never get him to stop talking.

Posted by: G | August 19, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

"He's a young player, he's very quiet, and he doesn't know what he doesn't know, and what he's going to know"


I couldn't have said it any better, even if I had tried to when I didn't.

Posted by: Yogi Berra | August 19, 2008 4:01 PM

brilliant

Posted by: laxbigj | August 19, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

"Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. "

Quote attributed to Yogi Berra

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 19, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

I always liked Boo Boo better.

Posted by: Cindy Bear | August 19, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Yogi for me is tough to figure out.
How much of it was being creative?
How much of it was really trying to come up w/ something that sounds intelligent but gets muddied, confusing etc.

Dexter Manley used to try so hard attempting to use words he had heard, but wasn't correct in how to use them in their proper context.

I realize it is a bit of apples and oranges. Yogi's use of cliches' and colloquialisms, Dexter not having a firm grasp of whether a word was a noun or adjective, even using words that sounded like another word....it was sad at times, because he was trying so hard.

Yogi said this once too:
"If you come to a fork in the road, take it."

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 19, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

"You can observe a lot just by watching."

Posted by: Yogi Berra | August 19, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

"This is like deja vu all over again."

Posted by: Yogi Berra | August 19, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

"It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much."

Posted by: Yogi Berra | August 19, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

perhaps Yogi is best known for:

"It's like deja-vu, all over again."

Jason Taylor said today w/ the HoF game, he is ready to get this preseason completed.


Need to go to bed.
Good night folks.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 19, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

"Sixty percent of the time it works every time."

Posted by: Sex Panther | August 19, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

"A nickel isn't worth a dime today."

Posted by: Yogi Berra | August 19, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

My favorite Yogi quote:

"I take a two hour nap, from one o'clock to four."

Posted by: Fred Davis | August 19, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

there is in fact a famous tecno dj chris lawrence...but not me....a reporter on cnn...not me...a comic book journalsist...not me...

rhythm guitarist and singer for the Hecklers....yes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsrXLDv8A3U&feature=related

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 19, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

My favorite quote:

"I made a wrong mistake."

Posted by: Malcolm Kelly | August 19, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the info Mullin, must've missed that quote.

Posted by: Josh | August 19, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

"I'm smarter than the average bear!"

Posted by: Yogi Bear | August 19, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

My favorite Yogi quote:

"The other teams could make trouble for us if they win."

Posted by: Joe Gibbs | August 19, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Enuffalready, ENOUGH of YOU! Jason Taylor has been nothing but a class act since he arrived. He has not acted like a prima donna, pretty boy or anything at all like that....he's been a total team player. Get over yourself!

For what's it's worth, Blache stated last week that he loves this group of guys....said they are the best he has ever coached at any level. That they are mature, hardworking, they look out for each other and all want to excel. He is very proud of them.

Posted by: SickofEnuffalready | August 19, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

okay cL, were you the short guy on the left or the tall guy on the right?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

I hate this time of night.

Posted by: G | August 19, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

What part of rhythm guitarist and singer don't you understand?

Posted by: Oblivious too | August 19, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

obviously, none of it, since i asked the question. There was a singer and a back up singer and they both had guitars. I don't know what a rhythm guitar is as opposed to a bass guitar, etc.

Posted by: Capt Obvious | August 19, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or is that Rebecca Mejia on Redskins.com TV hot?

Posted by: Larry Michaels | August 19, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

"Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded." - Yogi

Posted by: kost52 | August 19, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

"Eli Manning has been given the rice of passage" - Emmitt Smith

Posted by: kost52 | August 20, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

cL,
thanks for the clip of yer band. some things are much more clear to me now.
like what nate means when he says "trash rock".
no wonder you said F the Eagles....
love yer enthusiasm, my man. keep on bloggin'...

Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 20, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

"I've got sweaters in every color except Navy brown." Yogi Berra

Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 20, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

cap't obvious, i am the portly one....


thanks willie!!!!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

cL,

yer more than welcome.

just wonderin' if all or most of the pissin' and moanin' about the Skins signin' Jason Taylor is from the same people who were pissin' and moanin' a year ago when we signed Pete Kendall.

ya know... just wonderin'...

Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 20, 2008 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Best Yogi-ism by a blog poster goes to Cheyenne:

Hopefully the relative anonymity of James Thrash will help him stand out ...

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | August 12, 2008 3:05 PM

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

All that blowhard stuff earlier on Anquan Boldin ... and it turns out he IS available after all !! Dang ... if only we could afford him.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 12:36 AM | Report abuse

When does the night shift come on?

Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 20, 2008 1:08 AM | Report abuse

Out of Saints camp this evening. They offered Cardinals Devery Henderson, their #2 WR and their #1 draft pick next season for Boldin. Sounds like they are closing to signing.

We were discussing similar stuff. #1 pick plus one of the WRs we picked. Read some Cards fans comments on Boldin. In general, they love him, can't stand mgmt.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Boldin is the fastest to 400 catches - 67 game. Somewhat impressive but I doubt he keeps that pace up in Arizona or anywhere else. I don't see the 'skins in this discussion. I don't see anymore splash on this team - nor do I want to. Just play with the guys you have.

Posted by: bangkokben | August 20, 2008 2:55 AM | Report abuse

With Landry not 100% there is no way to only keep 4 safeties. Got to play a lot of nickle in dime in the NFC East with teams going a lot of 3WR. Have to keep 10 DBs. As much un-love there is toward Tryon and Thrash - I think they're locks on the team.

Posted by: bangkokben | August 20, 2008 2:59 AM | Report abuse

Early morning thoughts:

JT was kidding. I don't think he was being a prima donna or anything, just kidding around with the media. On a somewhat related note, Greg Blache is truly bad-ass. I think we need to forget Chuck Norris and start coming up with "Greg Blache is so tough..."

As much as I would love it, Anquan Boldin isn't coming here. I'm not sure what we'd have to give up to get him, but I would do it even if all we're doing is keeping him away from Philly. But I think the Skins undo all this offseason goodwill if they make TWO blockbuster trades within a month of each other.

And the clown from last night saying that CP would average 3.5 ypc is an idiot. Are you aware that CP was in the WCO in Denver and churned out over 3000 yards and 29 tds in 2 years? He may not get 5.5 ypc this year, but I can assure you that (if healthy) he will be quite productive. I'll chalk him up for at least 1300 yds/10 tds.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 6:07 AM | Report abuse

Here's a glass half-full look at the skins:

Washington Redskins (Riggo's Rag)
08NFL_Previews
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Team MVP: Jason Campbell. Not that Clinton Portis or Jason Taylor might not be better players, but the Redskins can only go as far as Campbell is ready to take them. Reports from camp say that he is making quicker decisions and throwing more accurately than he ever has. If this continues under the fire of blitzes and complex zones, the Skins offense will be in the top 10 in points scored and should be a lock for the playoffs.

Break-Out Player: Is it cheating to say Jason Campbell again? Let's assume it is, and say Santana Moss. Moss isn't what you traditionally think of when you think break out player. Usually you think young guys having their first big year. Moss, though, has had two rough years of leg injuries and offenses that didn't fit his talents. Now that he is in the West Coast offense where routes will allow him to use his quickness to gets yards after the catch, I expect a big improvement.

Biggest Disappointment: For the sake of uniformity, we've included this section. But really, this is a veteran team with players with established roles and successes. There is no question mark beyond whether Jason Taylor has enough left in the tank (he does) and will Jim Zorn be a good coach (he will be). If there is a disappointment on this team it will be injuries. Veteran teams are more likely to experience injuries, and the preseason injuries are already mounting.

Fantasy Stud: Clinton Portis. Coach Zorn has said that he intends to use CP like Roger Craig was used in the 80's 49ers offense. He is on record as saying Portis can gain 2,500 combined yards in this offense. Don''t expect this to happen, but do expect Portis to have his best fantasy year.

Offensive Outlook: By spending three 2nd round draft picks on big receivers, the Skins have given themselves something they haven't had in quite a long time- flexibility. 2 TE sets with Chris Cooley and new draft pick Fred Davis can give way to 4 WR sets with Moss, Randle-El, and new picks Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly. Wanna split Cooley out wide? No problem. Wanna go jumbo with massive FB Mike Sellers paving the way for a grinding attack? We can do that. Since Coach Gibb's return, there have been rumors that defenses could figure out what play we were running before we snapped the ball. With such variety of strategic and tactical options, this seems highly unlikely. Look for an offense predicated on the zone running attack of the old Al Saunders offense (an offense that brought you Marshal Faulk, Priest Holmes, and Larry Johnson) and the current Seahawks WC offensive attack which tends to go down field a bit more than the old Walsh offense.

Defensive Diagnosis: Last year's defensive strength was the secondary. Even with the loss of Sean Taylor, this should be a strength of the team if we can avoid more injuries. Leigh Torrence and Byron Westbrook are emerging as fabulous nickel and dime options while Fred Smoot and Shawn Springs hold down the starting jobs until the injured Carlos Rogers returns. Last year, we ended the season with a lot of Cover One with Laron Landry playing centerfield. While the Skins have a reputation for blitzing, we actually blitzed a league average number of times last year. However, when we did blitz we brought 6 or more defenders more than anyone else in the league, and we were very successful. Look for that same kind of well-timed aggression again.

"Red Letter" Game: Does it sound a bit panicky to say the most important game on the schedule is the first game, 9/4 against the Giants? Maybe. But the truth is we kick off the season on a national stage and the whole NFL world wants to know what kind of coach Jim Zorn is. If we go into Gotham and lay an egg, it will have very little real effect, but a huge PR effect. If JZ can come out with a win or even a tight, hard fought loss, it will mean a significant amount for the spirit of Skins fans and for the media coverage of the team.

Projected Record/Outlook: Long time readers and friends will know that every year for the last 5 years I have sat at my fantasy draft party shortly before the season and answered this question with the same answer: "I don't know. Maybe 9-7, 10-6. Something like that." How will we do this year? I don't know. 9-7, 10-6. Something like that. This is a playoff team. How good it is depends entirely on Zorn and Campbell. I think wild card with a chance at the division. But as I said, we are vulnerable to injuries, particularly on the lines and the secondary. If this happens, we're looking at a long year.

Parting Smack: I don't care what people say. The Eagles stink. There is no way. No way whatsoever, that they are making the playoffs. If the Eagles make the playoffs I will allow our sister site, Inside the Iggles, to post whatever they'd like on our site the day before their first playoff game.

New York Giants: The Giants are what they are: a 10-6 quality team that got hot at the right time. This should not be discounted or denigrated. In the NFL, with all its injuries and parity, the Super Bowl is won this way. The G-men will be a team contending for the playoffs again, and might win the division

Dallas Cowboys: This team is not winning 13 games again, but they are very good. Last year, no team lost fewer games to injury among its starters. With the exception of Terry Glenn, they got full seasons from every player that you are likely to know by name. Just an average injury season will make this a 10-11 win team, and with an injury to the kamikaze-style Romo (and no QB except maybe Brady and Manning is immune) this could be the most covered 7 win team in history. But I'm guessing they'll be contending for the division or a wild card berth.

Philadelphia Eagles: McNabb will play well for a few weeks. They will likely start ok, and then McNabb will get hurt, he'll still have no targets to throw to ( DeSean Jackson will be a bust), and the young linebackers will show they are not ready. This is a 5-6 win team at best. They are a mirage. The emperor has no clothes. Andy Reid will be fired and very likely before the end of the season.

- Dave Wagner
Original Story: http://riggosrag.com/.

Posted by: bangkokben | August 20, 2008 6:14 AM | Report abuse

there is in fact a famous tecno dj chris lawrence...but not me....a reporter on cnn...not me...a comic book journalsist...not me...

rhythm guitarist and singer for the Hecklers....yes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsrXLDv8A3U&feature=related

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 19, 2008 11:23 PM

cL;

Good vid, but one Q... did it strike you as weird at the time, or maybe weird now, that you let the mic hang down like a certain appendage, and bend down to sing into it?

Dont know why it struck me, but it did so and i laughed... being mature as I am... and such as

Posted by: Zebra | August 20, 2008 6:47 AM | Report abuse

Interesting stuff above, Ben. However, the writer is clearly looking through burgundy and gold glasses, as he keeps referring to the team as "we".

By the way, I've noticed that many of us up here on the blog are out-of-town Skins fans (myself included). For those of you who aren't lucky enough to be watching Saturday's game in the comfort of Skins Country, NFLN is replaying it at 1pm Sunday.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 6:53 AM | Report abuse

the writer is clearly looking through burgundy and gold glasses, as he keeps referring to the team as "we".

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 6:53 AM

Brownie,

I just looked at the Redskins store to try and buy myself some "burgundy and gold glasses", and I can't believe that Mr. Snyder has missed this marketing opportunity. The store sells glasses to drink our kool-aid -- or other game-day beverage -- but it doesn't have the eyeglasses you mention to improve our perspective on the team's talent and prospects. Too bad. Now we have to deal with reality as it is, not as it should be.

Posted by: Mull It | August 20, 2008 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Does Derrick Frost get his walking papers before or after the Jax Jags game?

Posted by: bangkokben | August 20, 2008 7:43 AM | Report abuse

I hope it is before, every game he kicks in the other team has a big return because he can not get enough hang time to allow the coverage to get there.

Posted by: kmdp4 | August 20, 2008 7:45 AM | Report abuse

Brooks did out kick the coverage in the HOF game where it was called back. Still, as long as he keeps telling himself, "laces out," I think he gets the job.

Posted by: bangkokben | August 20, 2008 7:49 AM | Report abuse

Redskins Training Camp: August 19th
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John Keim
WarpathInsiders.com Aug 19, 2008

Chad Rinehart moving to the left? Rabach picks on Coach Danny Smith? How are the new safeties looking? Why isn't DT Lorenzo Alexander in the running for a starting job? All this and more, right here...

...Erasmus James likely will play against Carolina on Sunday.

...Redskins coach Jim Zorn said LaRon Landry likely will miss another week because of a pulled hamstring. Not a good sign, but the Redskins say they’re just being cautious.

...Linebacker Matt Sinclair missed practice because of back spasms. Sinclair is fighting hard for a roster spot and the coaches like him. But he must stay healthy and has to start making a few more plays.

...Told you yesterday about Durant Brooks’ holds, where the laces were pointed at a slight angle and not straight ahead. Asked Danny Smith if that was a problem. Yes and no. Brooks needs to improve his holds a bit, but the other point is this: sometimes the holder receives the ball with the laces all the way in the back so they spin it as much as they can. In some cases, had he spun it so the laces were pointing straight forward, then the kicker would have attempted to kick a spinning ball. Not good.

...Jason Taylor said he and Andre Carter sometimes switch sides without having been told to do so. But they only do that in practice and have not yet tried it in a game.

...Chris Horton continues to open eyes among the coaches. They like his physical play; same with Kareem Moore. But Horton fits the mold of previous strong safeties like Ryan Clark and Matt Bowen and current safety Reed D oughty.

...Stephon Heyer returned to practice today. Yippee.

...Casey Rabach likes to razz Danny Smith. My spies tell me that he and Jon Jansen used to go into Danny’s office and mess it up, knowing how tidy he likes to keep it. Drove him nuts. On the practice field, Rabach will loudly poke fun at Smith and his charges. "Where’s Danny!" Rabach shouted in his direction. "You were sleeping in the tent, weren’t you, Danny?!" Couldn’t hear Danny’s retort.

...Chad Rinehart worked a lot at left guard today; better spot for him and he handled it well vs. Cornelius Griffin. Griff did break through him on one occasion, as you would expect.

...Jon Jansen and Randy Thomas did a nice job going against Lorenzo Alexander and Chris Wilson in a two-on-two session, prompting Joe Bugel to shout to them, "Thatta way to go! Get out of here!" When the two walked to the back, Chris Samuels shouted to Jansen, "Way to go, Al Bundy!" Gotta check on that one.

...The big reason Alexander isn’t in contention for a starting job: the Redskins don’t think he could hold up over 16 games in a full-time role. He could play alongside Griffin in a pinch, but they prefer him as Griff’s backup.

...Walked into the building today and all I heard coming from the locker room 20 feet away was Fred Smoot’s voice. Not sure what he was saying, but guaranteed someone was laughing.


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Story URL: http://was.scout.com/2/781159.html

Posted by: Keim to da Post | August 20, 2008 7:49 AM | Report abuse

Does Derrick Frost get his walking papers before or after the Jax Jags game?

Posted by: bangkokben | August 20, 2008 7:43 AM

This depends on how well he kicks on Saturday against Carolina.

Posted by: Mull It | August 20, 2008 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Funny, Mull It. You know what I mean.

I think the Skins will hang onto Frost until the August 26 cuts. Don't want to mess with the numbers and don't want to cut him too early an then have Brooks get hurt. Besides, it can't matter too much; I doubt he gets picked up anytime soon.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Why is it that no one mentioned trading Moss for Boldin? You get a big upgrade at #1 WR and you get to keep your rookies. Just sayin. That's all.

Posted by: Late to the party | August 20, 2008 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Can we stop with the Boldin talk, he is not coming here nor should we want him to. Besides Moss for Boldin would not work Ari. would want a first round pick and a young receiver. Are recievers will be fine, give the rookies a couple of games before you think they are a bust.

Posted by: kmdp4 | August 20, 2008 8:03 AM | Report abuse

Also late,

Why would Arizona do that trade? We havent mentioned it because it would never happen.

We would have to give up a pick, prolly a #2, in that situation. We dont have a number 2 next year. See Jason Taylor.

Posted by: Zebra | August 20, 2008 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Why is it that no one mentioned trading Moss for Boldin? You get a big upgrade at #1 WR and you get to keep your rookies. Just sayin. That's all.

Posted by: Late to the party | August 20, 2008 7:59 AM

Same reason no one's mentioned trading Campbell for Brady or Moss for Moss. It ain't going to happen.

Posted by: Mull It | August 20, 2008 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Why is it that no one mentioned trading Moss for Boldin? You get a big upgrade at #1 WR and you get to keep your rookies. Just sayin. That's all.

Posted by: Late to the party | August 20, 2008 7:59 AM

The only problem I have with that is you'll have Clinton Portis pouting over this. First Sean Taylor dies, then you trade away his other buddy from "The U". If you thought LaVar was bad...

I would like a trade for Boldin if it happened a month or two ago. At this point, we have who we have. It's counterproductive to try and add a big piece like that this late.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 8:16 AM | Report abuse

km, if it were only that easy. I mean, if we're trading for Boldin, why not bring in Adrian Petersen, as well as Brady. We need to think big. On defense we'll trade for Mario Williams, and Julius Peppers.

This team is gonna be LOADED!!!

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Everyone knows it's not going to happen but continues to talk about it anyway. Just like mostly everything else that gets discussed up here. "Eetz for fun"

Why would I mention the trade for Moss? The same reason why most a$$hats would mention trading our 2 top pick WR's from this years draft.

Just sayin that IF it were to happen, I'd much rather see Moss and a conditional pick sent than Thomas and Kelly.

Posted by: Late to the party | August 20, 2008 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Looks like T.O. is back to his old tricks:

T.O. THINKS HE WAS MISUSED IN PLAYOFF LOSS
Posted by Mike Florio on August 20, 2008, 7:09 a.m.
We’ve been saying for weeks now that, regardless of how the Cowboys perform in the 2008 regular season, an enormous amount of pressure will bubble up if/when the Cowboys prepare for their first playoff game.

They haven’t won a postseason contest since beating the Vikings the night before my soon-to-be-12-year-old was baptized. (I took the Cowboys, gave the points, and doubled his college fund. Just kidding. It was our rainy-day fund.) And with high-profile quarterback Tony Romo being 0-2 in the playoffs and another loss or two away from developing a reputation as a guy who can’t win in January, the focus on the Cowboys as they play that first postseason game will be extreme.

It will now be even more intense, given that receiver Terrell Owens has questioned the team’s strategy in last year’s home loss to the Giants in the divisional round.

T.O. had a sprained ankle, but thinks he was 100 percent. He says that the coaching staff didn’t regard him as 100 percent, and as a result didn’t use him down the field.

“I feel I made the most of the opportunities,” Owens said. “It was just like when I played in the Super Bowl with the [Philadelphia] Eagles, I told the coach if I am on the football field to treat me as if I am 100 percent. I don’t think they [were] considering what I did in the game. . . . I felt like I could have done more.”

Owens caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in the first half. He caught no passes in the second half of the 21-17 loss to the Giants.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Julius Peppers = Jevon Kearse.

Posted by: One hit wonder | August 20, 2008 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Julius Peppers = Jevon Kearse.

Posted by: One hit wonder | August 20, 2008 8:20 AM

Not quite. Kearse had a really good rookie season and couldn't stay healthy after that. Peppers was productive every year except this past season. It's a contract year for him; he'll be right back into double-digit sacks, I guarantee it.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 8:26 AM | Report abuse

John Mayer = lucky bastard

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

"Peppers was productive every year except this past season... he'll be right back into double-digit sacks, I guarantee it."

They said the same about me on offense.

Posted by: Lloyd, Brandon | August 20, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Me too.

Posted by: Archuletta, Adam | August 20, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinfanman | August 20, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

skinfanman,
Heard about it before, its a hoax.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

"Peppers was productive every year except this past season... he'll be right back into double-digit sacks, I guarantee it."

They said the same about me on offense.

Posted by: Lloyd, Brandon | August 20, 2008 8:47 AM

Me too.

Posted by: Archuletta, Adam | August 20, 2008 8:47 AM

Wow, we're really comparing a perennial Pro Bowler to two guys with 0 combined Pro
Bowls? Really?

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

I like Julius Peppers. I think he'll have a decent year, double digit sacks is kind of going out on a limb IMO, but I think he'll perform better than last year.

When I played the franchise on Madden 08' after the first or second year I signed Peppers to the 'Skins. Dude played until he was 37.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

When I played the franchise on Madden 08' after the first or second year I signed Peppers to the 'Skins. Dude played until he was 37.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 9:06 AM

And the lesson we should take from this is what?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Wow, you guys really are bringing the jibba and the jabba....I strongly agree that it is time for a new catch word/phrase...everyone was using "robust" there for a while, now it's "it is what it is." you know, that was then, this is now...let's come up with a new one. You guys are smart. You BYGO up here. You can do it.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Brown, Kearse played every game his first three seasons with the Titans. In each of those seasons he had no less than 10 sacks.

He never played a full season after that, but did manage 9.5 his last season with the Titans and 7.5 his first two years in Philly.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

And the lesson we should take from this is what?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 9:09 AM

*Sigh*

Another old geezer who hates video games... I'm NOT saying sign Peppers. I'm a Madden junkie like some others here. I'm just talking VIDEO GAME "jibba jabba" that's all, Anon.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Cindy,

It was what it was?

It will be what it will be?

It will be what it was?

Look, you're the editor. We're not even schlubs -- we're "coked-up hamsters." You want us to become wordacizers?

Okay, sween is up to this challenge, but the rest of us are just here for the jibba jabba. Our most creative thought is to repeat something that we heard on a beer commercial. If we could do this, we'd have your job or sween's.

Posted by: Mull It | August 20, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Is there a Men's Vogue cover jinx? And who thought a trenchcoat with a fubball uni was a good idea???

http://withleather.uproxx.com/post.phtml?pk=6612

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Cindy, at some point can the sports blogs have one dedicated to sports video-games? I think guys like Red and I need to be able to separate the two from one another.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

You know for all the wannabe GM's that post here (Which is EVERYONE including myself) I strongly suggest you go out and at least try to play Madden. I know some people have terrible hand eye coordination but if you're worried about your play on the field, there is a off season mode. Training camp, evaluating rookies, draft, free agency signing (1st and 2nd period).

You can even get compensation picks.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

It is what it is = I don't know what it is.

Posted by: etrod | August 20, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Here's how it works, Mull: you come up with the germ (and I don't mean Herm the Germ) of an idea and I refine it, distill it to its essence, and a grateful public laps it up and gives me no credit whatsoeves.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Wow Cindy that cover is uh....how should I put this....maybe the less said the better...not that there is anything wrong that.

Posted by: Skinz | August 20, 2008 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Alex, no. More numbers for Redskins Insider in its quest for global domination.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

What's with his hair on that cover??? Talk about helmet hair. I hafta say he looks sharp, as in sharp-minded and not sleepy-minded, the way he often can look.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

because of that photo, Eli can no longer come within 100 feet of an elementary school.

Posted by: etrod | August 20, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Probably for the best. If you ever read a EASports blog. Those boys are creepy. As are the people who need to get their copy of Madden day of release. I like madden but not enough to go to a store for it. I ordered it off the web, should arrive some time in the next week.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Sharp minded is correct he doesn't look like droopy the dog. Two word- Photo Shop

Posted by: Skinz | August 20, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Good one, etrod.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Hilarious Etrod.

Posted by: Skinz | August 20, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

I'm catching a whiff of the work of one Pascal Dangin:


http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/05/12/080512fa_fact_collins

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Posted this on Crowd Noise but lets give the RIers a bit of a pickup.

COWBELL ANYONE? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7355684705344367196&ei=6BCsSP6RKJemrAKc5eD0BA&q=Cowbell&vt=lf&hl=en

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Another old geezer who hates video games... I'm NOT saying sign Peppers. I'm a Madden junkie like some others here. I'm just talking VIDEO GAME "jibba jabba" that's all, Anon.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 9:14 AM

Wrong. Love video games. I'm just trying to understand what lesson I can learn from the fact that in Madden, Julius Peppers played until he was 37. That's all, Red.

Help me with this, instead of trying to dismiss me as "another old geezer who hates video games." If you don't know the answer, just say so.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Interesting Cyn but that technology has been around for 20 years. The true trailblazers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOHo5BoIXOA

Posted by: Skinz | August 20, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Anon, I think what we can learn from it. Like many of use Red gets into players

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Cindy,

Love New Yorker, except for its centrist/right political slant to everything.

Posted by: Motivator | August 20, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

I just don't have the time for it, altho I do suscribe. And that cartoon contest on the back page is lame.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Motivator
I say the same thing about the Washington Post.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Why is it that no one mentioned trading Moss for Boldin? You get a big upgrade at #1 WR and you get to keep your rookies. Just sayin. That's all.

Posted by: Late to the party | August 20, 2008 7:59 AM

Because you don't pay double the money for a negligible increase in production. Moss' contract is 6yrs, $31 mill. Boldin's wants to rival the 4 yr, $40 million deal signed by Fitzgerald (and probably wants more).

Boldin is not worth twice as much as Moss. Even if it were offered, it would be a moronic trade for the Redskins.

Posted by: psps23 | August 20, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

me and my office mate just watched second half of USA V Australia on nbcolympics.com through our projector on to our wall...

How cool is that! Boss office just two doors down! Hosting lunch highlights party!

Sorry Kost but we destroyed you....

Posted by: | August 20, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

You know for all the wannabe GM's that post here (Which is EVERYONE including myself) I strongly suggest you go out and at least try to play Madden.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 9:24 AM

I strongly suggest you read a book, but we both know it ain't gonna happen. Now get off my lawn.

Posted by: Old Timer | August 20, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I don't know why so many are into Bolden. And I would not trade Moss for him, Moss seems happy here and gets along with JC.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Because you know you want to know (hey, it is what it is), Skins sked today is media availability at noon; practice from 1:20-3:15.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

***Madden Talk begin***
U know what I like to do in Madden DMV, I like to create my own team, usually I re-locate the Jags to another city but have done it with a few other teams.
Top 3
LA- Nickname (SHARKS), Colors: Black with Blue & Gray trim.
LV- Nickname (ACES), Colors: White with Red & Black trim + 1 red and 1 black helmet.

Richmond/NOVA- Nickname (Copperheads) Colors: Copper and Brown.

***End Madden Talk***

Posted by: alex35332 | August 20, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Someone pretended to post as me at like 10 PM last night, I rarely post past 5 PM and that was definitely not me. I would never insult my own Georgia Bulldogs, who begin playing in approximately 10 days, 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 30 seconds from this posting.


WOOF WOOF WOOF


also note that that person said "HI HATER" when the true slogan is "HI HATERS", it's plural, UGA has multiple haters.

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

the anon above bragging about watching usa BB at work was me...

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Let's give Moss a year in a real offense before we want to trade him away. I think he will do well this year.

Posted by: Flying Aces | August 20, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

But then you're dealing with fake players Alex, which is a pet peeve of mine unless they are incoming rookies in Madden or incoming freshmen in NCAA 09.


Still unsure about getting Madden, I just started a Baylor dynasty on NCAA 09 and I'm trying to turn them around!

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Ryan Duren? If I have to ask my Dad why bring up his name in the first place?

Posted by: G | August 19, 2008 9:07 PM

Gees, I dunno, so you'll reach out to your Pop and learn something?

Posted by: Corkczar | August 19, 2008 10:08 PM

Why is it we must get out a shovel and head off to the cemetery every time Duren's name comes up?

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

hey man, what time does the buffet open? and who has some weed that I can smoke?

go dawgz!!

Posted by: Jonathan Sullivan | August 20, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Is there a Men's Vogue cover jinx? And who thought a trenchcoat with a fubball uni was a good idea???

http://withleather.uproxx.com/post.phtml?pk=6612

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:22 AM

Hello!!!! Why am I the last to learn that Eli Manning has joined a Boy Band?

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Is it me or has the 'It is what it is' qoute getting played out. I'm getting tired of people saying 'It is what is'.......

Posted by: 4th | August 19, 2008 5:40 PM

Yes! Yes! Yes! The worst part of it is that not only is it an empty, meaningless cliche, but the people saying it think they're coming up with a profound, original thought.

Posted by: Mull It | August 19, 2008 5:44 PM


I had a former co-worker who use to use that saying quite often a couple of years ago and I use to always tell her, "I hate that trite saying."

What is also funny about that particular trite saying is the people who normally use it can change it from being "it is what it is."

Now, back to the topic at hand.

Posted by: Pork Skins | August 20, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

You know for all the wannabe GM's that post here (Which is EVERYONE including myself) I strongly suggest you go out and at least try to play Madden.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 9:24 AM

I strongly suggest you read a book, but we both know it ain't gonna happen. Now get off my lawn.

Posted by: Old Timer | August 20, 2008 9:55 AM

Now that is funny.

Posted by: dawglbs | August 20, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

I rarely post past 5 PM ...

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 10:05 AM

Why post when you're not getting paid for it? What is RI? a charity? volunteer work? I think not.

Posted by: Mull It | August 20, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

My new favorite college football team is any team playing UGA!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: the truth as I see it | August 20, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Truth,
Like your not dealing with fake players in NCAA. I am also a big NCAA fan though I have not got a new version since 2007. I probably should update that too but I hear bad things about it. I wanted Madden 09 cause I hear they finally got rid of that awful qb vision thing.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Also when I create a team I either start out as a current NFL team and relocate to a new city or I create a team and make a roster from FA's or the team I am gonna replace.

If I want a real challenge I create a "cupcake" team that way I have all new starters by year 2 and an entirely different roster by year 3 and most those fictional players just sit in the FA pool along with a bunch of other fictional FA's

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Mull It, I don't think Cindy would want me to take a bite at her latest catch-phrase challenge. Currently, I'm stuck on the possibilities of the term "jack officers." I'll try again in a few days.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

They aren't fake players, just inaccurate. I'm kinda OCD about stuff so really don't pay me any attention with stupid pet peeves like that.


As for Jonathan Sullivan, did someone really make fun of a lineman for being overweight? I believe something like ALL linemen in the NFL are technically overweight. What a stupid insult.


And why cheer against The Dawgs?

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Q to kost: what does the word "tipping" mean in Australian?

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

And so the Jack Officers meme begins....

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

In this week's New Yorker, the first bit in Talk of the Town (by David Remnick about Putin's move on Georgia), there is a good explanation of why "it is what it is" is a better approach to foreign policy than "it is what is was before".

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

You are able to turn off QB vision in 08 Zeese....

Posted by: Zebra | August 20, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

I beg you all to think of Jack's kids as this thread begins....

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

There is no denying ... chRIs lArRy gives good meme ...

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone watch Mike & Mike in the morning today and they predicted that the Redskins were going to finish last in the NFC east with a loosing record? 6-10... They also said that the Redskins were over matched at every position compared to the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants. I thought it was comical. Did they forget about Jason Taylor, Portis, Cooley. They said our D is no where close to Dallas? Really.. Also, I think our O is way better than Philly and probably NY. Anyway. I just couldn't beleive what I was hearing.

Posted by: fan | August 20, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Men's wrasslin' is on MSNBC (em-ess-ENNNNNNNN-bee-cee, in a nod to pig vomit). You and the guys checking that out on the big screen, ChrIs LarRy?

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Here's how it works, Mull: you come up with the germ (and I don't mean Herm the Germ) of an idea and I refine it, distill it to its essence, and a grateful public laps it up and gives me no credit whatsoeves.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:26 AM

OK, I'll play. What's the germ of choice? The Great and Powerful Wizard of Blache? Jimzorn (one word)? Or am I misunderstanding the type of germ that starts a phrase ... maybe I'm confusing germs with memes.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

dcsween's lone moments of athletic glory was as a high school wrassler, esp. the time I turned and fell on a guy and ended up pinning him in 1:31 with a leg move they used to use in Iowa.

Posted by: dcsween in the Truth person | August 20, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

No truth, you've got it wrong. They're making fun of me, because I was taken #6 overall in the draft and I sucked, I was just this side of a Ryan Leaf on the bust factor.

But go dawgs.....moron.

Posted by: Jonathan Sullivan | August 20, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

You are able to turn off QB vision in 08 Zeese....

Posted by: Zebra | August 20, 2008 10:20 AM

Can you do that in Madden Mode? I skipped 08 because I heard bad things but in 07 in Madden Mode you had to have that junk.
I hate it when a Video game starts looking for realism and then a big yellow triangle pops up on screen.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone watch the comedy central roast of bob sagat? Great irreverant humor. Check your local listings for re-airs...

Posted by: Zebra | August 20, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

And the lesson we should take from this is what?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 9:09 AM

Well, Anon I didn't mean to offend you. Your question is broad, so I gave a broad answer, assuming that you don't like the best game spinning...

Love the fact that I should read a book. I enjoy reading probably more than playing Madden. I have a clue who this "old timer" is... LOL.

Alex, I don't have the Madden 09' yet either. I've been thinking about trading in Madden 08' and Live 08'. After the trade in I should only have to spend about 35 dollars on 09'. Last year I took control of the most pathetic franchise in football and moved them to Mexico City... the Arizona Cardinals. Just like how they always sucked in real time, they are just as sucky on the game.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Cindy, no we can only watch what is streamed or archived on the NBC website....also we have to work sometime....

"Fan" I agree with the you on Mike & Mike...but you start from a false premiss....LISTENING TO MIKE AND MIKE!!!!!!

Worst sports dam sports ever. Them saying that gives me hope, b/c they get nothing right!!!!!!!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Mike and Mike give me hope that someday I can have a successful radio show talking about sports.

As I have no sports background and am 90% sure that I am smarter than both of them combined.

Listening to them talk about sports is about as grating as listening to the Junkies talk about politics and the economy. The difference is the Junkies are not supposed to talk about politics and the economy.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I haven't bought NCAA since 06'. I'm just not into college footbal like I used to be.

The QB vision was good if you were playing the CPU, bad if you were playing against someone else. You could just hang a guy back in coverage on the part of the field that was ILLUMINATED due to the QB vision. I also liked the QB vision because it was more realistic.

Ever notice how you would throw to a receiver but your QB wasn't even looking in his direction?

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

"Fan" I agree with the you on Mike & Mike...but you start from a false premiss....LISTENING TO MIKE AND MIKE!!!!!!

Worst sports dam sports ever. Them saying that gives me hope, b/c they get nothing right!!!!!!!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 10:29 AM

Yes, those guys are just awful. If you've heard one of there shows you've heard them all. Stupid jokes, self deprecating humor recycled day in and day out.

Posted by: Skinz | August 20, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

"No truth, you've got it wrong. They're making fun of me, because I was taken #6 overall in the draft and I sucked, I was just this side of a Ryan Leaf on the bust factor.

But go dawgs.....moron.

Posted by: Jonathan Sullivan | August 20, 2008 10:27 AM "


What does asking about a buffet have to do with his draft choice? I believe you misunderstood your own joke there.

And you're also wrong comparing him to Ryan Leaf. Give it up and I really don't care. That just proves he had great college coaching if they made him look like a #6 pick without #6 talent. He got paid, what do I care either way?

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone watch Mike & Mike in the morning today and they predicted that the Redskins were going to finish last in the NFC east with a loosing record? 6-10... They also said that the Redskins were over matched at every position compared to the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants. I thought it was comical. Did they forget about Jason Taylor, Portis, Cooley. They said our D is no where close to Dallas? Really.. Also, I think our O is way better than Philly and probably NY. Anyway. I just couldn't beleive what I was hearing.

Posted by: fan | August 20, 2008 10:21 AM

The Skins are an unknown at this point, especially with a new head coach who is implementing his own version of the WCO. You never know what will happen over the course of the season and when it comes down to it, they have to play games and 60 minutes just like everyone else.

I figure the Skins will struggle at times as seen during the game this past Saturday, but there's an aura about Zorn and this team that makes me think that they will have some success, and if they don't make the playoffs, they certainly have the pieces to build off of for next season.

Posted by: JinxMan7997 | August 20, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Note that the best comedian at the Bob Saget roast was Norm McDonald. His comedy went over a lot of people's heads apparently, but man he was classic.


His is probably the only one that will stay funny with time. And Gilbert Godfreid (sp) was good, too. And Cloris!

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

A germ can be a meme. It can be anything. It's the kindling that starts the flame that explodes into a hellish inferno.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I was kinda hoping lust for mayhem would do it, but it just isn't widely applicable enough.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Fan, I heard that garbage this morning. That dude Eric "I'm the silliest" is the worst. Just as you said he forgot about the all of our position players. Sometimes it does seem that ESPN has some sort of vendetta against the Redskins. I think it's because of the name and market. We not a big city like NYC, most of us aren't football crazed like in Dallas, and our fans aren't total d-bags like the fans in Philly.

I'm soooooooo glad that we're under the radar. I don't like all the stupid preseason hype anyway. I know it's bad to wish for failure, but does anyone want to see the Vikings fall flat on their faces this year? Everyone has them gassed and hyped up a little too damn much IMO.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

let's come up with a new one. You guys are smart. You BYGO up here. You can do it.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:10 AM

Or as they say, "A day without cliches is like a month of real intellectual pursuit."

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

It's the kindling that starts the flame that explodes into a hellish inferno.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 10:38 AM

Kind of like a Five Guys burger with jalapenos? [SJK]

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Dumb & Dumber (AKA Mike & Mike), can kiss my ASS they no nothing about sports and are the worst radio show on the air. They are now the morning show on the new ESPN 980, that is the station Danny baught and then got rid of Steve Czaben's morning show which was a 100 times better. Thank god for streaming on the internet, because I would rather shove ice picks in my ears then listen to that show.

Posted by: kmdp4 | August 20, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

I saw it, I understood what Norm McDonald was trying to do, the change up but it I don't think it worked. Lovets was just bad. Someone make old SNLers stop. I did like the knocks on Joey from Full House, as he was in the crowed.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Cindy, "Lust for Mayhem" (which, I believe is Boswellian in origin) is forever part of the lingo up here. I note (with enthusiasm) that Chris Horton has a severe case of LfM.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Is there a Men's Vogue cover jinx? And who thought a trenchcoat with a fubball uni was a good idea???

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 9:22 AM

It doesn't matter what he wears - Eli won't be a football superhero until he stops being a dork.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

There is a Jenkinsian term that also may have stuck ... "curry comb".

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Well its ESPN, it cant have a problem with anything raciest (they are owned by Disney)

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else besides myself not like the coverage of the the olympics by NBC this year?

Posted by: Great One | August 20, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else besides myself not like the coverage of the the olympics by NBC this year?

Posted by: Great One | August 20, 2008 10:48 AM

Bob Costas is a tool, and I wanted a little more, they focused on only a couple of events.

Posted by: kmdp4 | August 20, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

When I played the franchise on Madden 08' after the first or second year I signed Peppers to the 'Skins. Dude played until he was 37.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 9:06 AM

Yeah, I always got Peppers too. I had like 35 sacks with him one year, just a beast.

What platform do you play on? I just got a PS3 and I just don't like the gameplay. I don't know if it's because I'm resistant to change, but I just enjoy the PS2 version so much better. But PS3 has more replays, a more realistic sim system (no CPU running LT 500 times for 2500 yards) and has better updated rosters (Skins don't have Colt Brennan or any late round picks on PS2), so I'm really torn this year.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I always think olympic coverage sucks:

1. Put it all on line and let me pick what sport I want to watch.

2. Get rid of all announcers, odds are I never heard of them anyway and the incredible pro-American bias is often over the top and wreaks of weakness in the face of the superpower host.

3. If I can't watch it live unless its a big deal (some record is broken) i don't want to see it.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

It's now 19 hours since Jason's last blog entry. Am I really getting my money's worth buying these banner ads?

Posted by: Angry Redskins Insider Advertiser | August 20, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Mull It, I don't think Cindy would want me to take a bite at her latest catch-phrase challenge. Currently, I'm stuck on the possibilities of the term "jack officers." I'll try again in a few days.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:17 AM

Amberjack officers = Fish and Wildlife Police

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else besides myself not like the coverage of the the olympics by NBC this year?

Posted by: Great One | August 20, 2008 10:48 AM

It's been awful. How I can find out the results of the 100m dash before I'm actually able to watch it is unfathomable. That alone makes the coverage a disaster. The IOC should never let NBC cover the Olympics again.

Posted by: psps23 | August 20, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I always hate the coverage of the Olympics by NBC. They're ruined it by turning it into a reality show in a brazen attempt (that has been wildly successful for them) to lure a broader audience (i.e., women like my uncle's wife who watch every moment and yet never read about sports or watch at any other time).

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

hey were all outspoken Christians and all came to play on Sunday as well.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 19, 2008 10:17 PM

So, Christians can BRING IT in çombat conditions? Who knew?

Oh, right. The Crusades.

Posted by: Corkczar | August 20, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else besides myself not like the coverage of the the olympics by NBC this year?

Posted by: Great One | August 20, 2008 10:48 AM

They get a good rating from me simply because they brought back the old NBA on NBC music for the USA Basketball coverage. Simply classic...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Redskins are similar to the Bulldogs (sans this year) for the most part in the lack of media love.

UGA was actually picked by the SEC media to finish 2nd in the SEC East to Florida. We're annually crapped on by the likes of Stewart Mandel at SI and the three clowns who host Gameday. Not even mentioning senile Lou Holtz's agenda against us.

This year there was no denying it, but one loss and the media will jump all over us.


We're not so different, me and you (UGA and Washington).

So that's another reason to convert to UGAness.

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

(Skins don't have Colt Brennan or any late round picks on PS2), so I'm really torn this year.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 10:51 AM

what a joke, I am sure roster updates have that fixed, they immediately did a big update after the Farve thing but I don't got my PS2 connected to the on-line, mainly because I don't have a hard line phone, so I guess I will never get that update.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

The cable coverage has been great,full games, focuses on team sports and boxing. alsO the weekend daytime on NBC has been solid.

Look prime time coverage "is what it is" I watch with the wife and we love it. But its not purist sports coverage.

I am pro Costas, I dont get how you hate on him. He conducted the best MSM interview with Bush I have heard in 7 years. Respectful, probing, relevant and informative.

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Mull It, I don't think Cindy would want me to take a bite at her latest catch-phrase challenge. Currently, I'm stuck on the possibilities of the term "jack officers." I'll try again in a few days.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:17 AM

Amberjack officers = Fish and Wildlife Police

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:54 AM

Applejack officers = booze and revenooers

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Fan, I heard that garbage this morning. That dude Eric "I'm the silliest" is the worst. Just as you said he forgot about the all of our position players. Sometimes it does seem that ESPN has some sort of vendetta against the Redskins. I think it's because of the name and market. We not a big city like NYC, most of us aren't football crazed like in Dallas, and our fans aren't total d-bags like the fans in Philly.

I'm soooooooo glad that we're under the radar. I don't like all the stupid preseason hype anyway. I know it's bad to wish for failure, but does anyone want to see the Vikings fall flat on their faces this year? Everyone has them gassed and hyped up a little too damn much IMO.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 10:42 AM

I'm with you again, Red. Eric Kuselias is the worst. Even more of a pompous blowhard than Skip Bayless, and that's saying something.

Whenever the Skins are under the radar, they make the playoffs. At least in the new milennium. But I will enjoy Minnesota's 8-8 season since everyone thinks that having Adrian Peterson is the best way to win the NFC.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Alex you can watch a ton of stuff on nbcolympics.com.....

And in Olympic context, I love pro-american bia...U-S-A!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Is it clear to everyone watching that I really could care less about being the "host" of NBC's Olympics coverage. I mean you know I am so overqualified for this gig.

Plus they wouldn't let me "phone it in" from NYC and actually made me travel to Beijing. I mean this place sucks.

Posted by: Bob Costas | August 20, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

what a joke, I am sure roster updates have that fixed, they immediately did a big update after the Farve thing but I don't got my PS2 connected to the on-line, mainly because I don't have a hard line phone, so I guess I will never get that update.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 10:57 AM

I doubt they do roster updates for PS2 anymore. The focus has officially shifted to making the PS3 games better.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter what he wears - Eli won't be a football superhero until he stops being a dork.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:46 AM

Or until he wins two more superbowls regardless of his DQ (dorkiness quotient). Dude wins three and dorkiness will be the rage, except for ChriS LarRy who could never pull off dorky (although we might want to look at that video again).

Posted by: Mull It | August 20, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Bit quiet in here isn't it! I bet all you yanks are sitting in the corner, shaking in your boots at the prospect of my Boomers taking on your 'Redeem Team'!

Can't wait to see the look on your faces when we finish within 30 points of your guys!

Posted by: kost52 | August 19, 2008 7:26 PM

Pretty good call Kost!!!!!

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

GOOD NEWS, NFL FANS!!!

ESPN’S PRIMETIME RETURNS, SORT OF
Posted by Mike Florio on August 20, 2008, 10:41 a.m.
Two years ago, when NBC assumed the Sunday night football package and ESPN upgraded (or, as the case may be, downgraded) to Monday nights, NBC also finagled the ability to have the only extensive early evening highlights show.The effort, awkwardly dubbed “Football Night In America” and staffed with (at last count) 63 talking heads, has fallen short thus far of ESPN’s old “Primetime” show, which featured three things: highlights and Chris Berman and Tom Jackson.

We’re told that, during a Tuesday ESPN media breakfast that we were invited to attend but couldn’t (A.J. Daulerio of Deadspin has a great recap of the event), it was announced that Berman and Jackson, as of the start of the NFL season, will take over the Sunday evening SportsCenter, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The show will include NFL game highlights, but not the extensive packages available to NBC. However, it will be Berman and Jackson (and also Trent Dilfer) offering up their analysis of the games.

Though we wonder whether the apparent intent to conjure a Primetime Light might get the folks at NBC a bit nervous about whether their turf is being invaded, we love this move. For two reasons.

First, we missed Primetime. We suspect many others did, too.

Second, the presence of Primetime Light will likely force NBC to roll up its sleeves and try to make its own show better.

In the end, the viewers win.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

I like the Olympics for the most part, but get rid of Debbie Phelps. Replace her air time with Paraguay's javelin thrower (if you've seen her, you understand)

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Hijack Officers = TSA agents.

Posted by: etrod | August 20, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

++++And apparently Cooley doesn't know how to spell Bugel's name.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 19, 2008 10:39 PM

And that matters because??????......

Posted by: Who Cares | August 19, 2008 10:50 PM+++

Because as OL coach, Buges helps control Cooley's PT.

Because Cooley fancies himself a writer--which he is.

Because Cooley would prefer not to be thought of as a dumb football player who can't even spell his cpach's name.

Because attention to detail makes a good pass route runner great.

Because, Buges doesn't need an disrespect in his life these days.


Oh wait. It was on a BLOG? Nevermind....


Posted by: Corkczar | August 20, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

2. Get rid of all announcers, odds are I never heard of them anyway and the incredible pro-American bias is often over the top and wreaks of weakness in the face of the superpower host.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 10:53 AM

Announcers are most definitely needed. Unless you're an expert in every Olympic sport imaginable, you're going to need someone to explain nuances and reasons performance/results.

Posted by: psps23 | August 20, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Cindy, no we can only watch what is streamed or archived on the NBC website...

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 10:29 AM

A streaming meme.

Posted by: meme police | August 20, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Or until he wins two more superbowls regardless of his DQ (dorkiness quotient). Dude wins three and dorkiness will be the rage.

Posted by: Mull It
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Okay so who has the better shot at winning another ring, BBM or LBM? My bet would be on LBM, namely because BBM and Harrison are over the hill, and the G-men are for the most part a young team.

Posted by: RambleOn | August 20, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

CL,
I just am not into nationalism, I mean I love this country but to me and my flag waving is always a sign of weakness and lemming like behavior.

See: http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/Create-a-Caption-Phelps-first-gold-turns-Presi?urn=oly,99685

There is another rule in politics that I believe in. The more flags you see around the politician, the more likely they are going to screw you and the country over for some self interest.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

"The Meme police they get inside of my Head"

Posted by: Cheap Trick | August 20, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Lumberjack officers = U.S. Forest Service

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

hey were all outspoken Christians and all came to play on Sunday as well.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 19, 2008 10:17 PM

So, Christians can BRING IT in çombat conditions? Who knew?

Posted by: Corkczar | August 20, 2008 10:56 AM

Bring it on Meat.

Posted by: the lions | August 20, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

lojack officers = OnStar

Posted by: etrod | August 20, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

I like the Olympics for the most part, but get rid of Debbie Phelps. Replace her air time with Paraguay's javelin thrower (if you've seen her, you understand)


Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 11:06 AM

I've seen her, and me likey. Here's a link gentlemen, enjoy Ms. Leryn Franco:

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/par/leryn+franco/8002907

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Alex, I prolly agree with you more than not, but when it comes to Sports and International Sports I love being patriotic. I mean thats where nationalism is healthy and I like rooting like a crazed moron for my country on the field of sports, without much guilt...


On other nationalistic fronts, well lets just say I tend towards more nuance....

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

*in lou gehrig voice/echo*

Today..*echo* *echo*...we..*echo* *echo*..are..all jamaicans...mon!

Posted by: dealer | August 20, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

in honor of bolt winning the 200 in record style...

Posted by: dealer | August 20, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

+++Boldin is the fastest to 400 catches - 67 game. Somewhat impressive but I doubt he keeps that pace up in Arizona or anywhere else. I don't see the 'skins in this discussion. I don't see anymore splash on this team - nor do I want to. Just play with the guys you have.+++--BANGKOKEN


AMEN

You'll NEVER see Bolden in the Maroon & Black. Vinny drafted THREE receivers with his top three picks. To go out now and obtain another receiver would be an admission of failure on his part.

Not gonna happen. No way.

Plus all their cap $$$ is invested in Flantar Fasciitis Futures.

Oh wait. Its' Vinny. Hmmmm. Watch this space...

Posted by: Corkczar | August 20, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

My name is Vinny, too.

Posted by: Testaverde | August 20, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

I guess my problem is that I can clearly tell that the commentators are unable to operate in a vacuum and separate the two (sports vs politics, especially when we see US vs China games).

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

My Cousin's name is

Posted by: Vinny | August 20, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Today..*echo* *echo*...we..*echo* *echo*..are..all jamaicans...mon!

Posted by: dealer | August 20, 2008 11:13 AM

Post of the Day!

Posted by: Awards Committee | August 20, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

brown,

35 sacks with Peppers! Was you playing him at LB as well? Or did you change his position to LB and played him on the line in certain formations and packages?

How could anyone not like Madden?

I still own the PS2. I don't have Madden 09' yet but look to purchase it this weekend. I've played it on the PS3 at one of my boys' house, it's sick.

So RB's aren't carrying the ball 500 times for 3000 yds on 09', huh? So no more 3300 total yards from scrimmage anymore? Good!

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Cork never fails to post something stupid. Do us all a favor and stop following the team you miserable wretch....

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Crackerjack Officers - Stadium security

Posted by: SMACK | August 20, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

I guess my problem is that I can clearly tell that the commentators are unable to operate in a vacuum and separate the two (sports vs politics, especially when we see US vs China games).

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 11:17 AM

Come clean, Alex. Your problems are misspellings of big words and your unemployed GF.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

I heard they tried to fix that bug Red, so you should only get a handful of RB's getting over 1000 yards to begin with with maybe 1-2 hitting 1500, same with QB's, no more Tom Brady and Manning throwing for 5000 yards an 50 TD's every year. They curbed that stuff down. I assume that you as a player can still do stuff like that if you want. I know I play a type of offense that frequently has 3-4 WR's/TE's getting 1000 yards a season and doubt they can stop me from doing that if I want to.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Alex,

I was at a party Saturday night and the TV was in the background with no one really paying that much attention. When the Phelps relay came on organically (not sure that's the right word) stopped the banter and craziness and directed there attention to the TV. When the Americans regained the lead everyone started cheering very loudly. It was very cool.

As for politicians doing it, meh, how does the poem go, "The scorn of man comes wrapped in the flag of patriots" or some such.

Posted by: Skinz | August 20, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Usain Bolt sets world record with a 19.30 200.....seriously, can the dude catch a fubball?

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

She isn't unemployed just want a better job where she is no longer in customer service.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Today..*echo* *echo*...we..*echo* *echo*..are..all jamaicans...mon!

Posted by: dealer | August 20, 2008 11:13 AM

Post of the Day!

Posted by: Awards Committee | August 20, 2008 11:18 AM

Agreed !!!! I actually laughed out loud....mon

Posted by: cej75024 | August 20, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Yeah I love parties where people watch Olympic swimming, talk about wild!

Posted by: Loser | August 20, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Also I predict the loudest cheer heard this season in Ravens Stadium came during last weeks Ravens preseason game where they showed Phelps race on jumbotron!!!!

F the Ravens!!!!!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Red,

He got 35 sacks at LE. That position is unstoppable on PS2; I'm pretty sure I had about 18 sacks with Philip Daniels a couple years ago--yeah, Philip Daniels! It's that automatic.

I think it stems from the fact that the CPU isn't that smart; passing a lot out of 4/5 WR sets, I usually play from ahead, no blockers in the backfield, just 1-on-1 with the tackles vs. the ends. So basically, the CPU runs Spurrier's offense.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

brown, I just don't understand the love affair with the Vikings. The Vikings aren't that much better than the 'Skins in my opinion, if at all. They have Peterson, we have Portis. They have the Williams DT's and Allen, we have Carter and Taylor, they have Sharper we have LaRon. Add up all the other variables like O-line, LBs, WRs, and QUARTERBACK, I'd say that we're BETTER than the F'n Vikings.

Yeah, I'm vikin' hatin' this year!

Oh and I'm definitely feeling the old NBA on NBC theme music as well, indeed it's a classic! I was waiting to hear Marv Albert welcoming viewers to MSG or Chicago Stadium.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Flag-wrapping politicians ... it is what it ... oops, warning heeded, never mind.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Worst Post of the Day:

"Yeah I love parties where people watch Olympic swimming, talk about wild!

Posted by: Loser | August 20, 2008 11:26 AM"

Posted by: Awards Committee | August 20, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

F the Ravens!!!!!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 11:26 AM

I agree 100%

Posted by: jm220 | August 20, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

F the Vikings...

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Since I was the one who wants Boldin here, I'll step up. I didn't know Boldin had requested a trade, something I saw late yesterday. His agent is Drew Rosenhaus, who has done a lot of deals with the Skins.

Boldin for Moss with some added stuff doesn't make much sense to me. Boldin (aka Q) is an upgrade, but Moss on one side and Boldin on the other would be dynamite. Boldin is the WR that the Spaghetti Gang was praying for in the draft. The bigger possession guy with a great work ethic. Perfect for Campbell.

Consider that Q reached the 400 catch mark faster than anyone in history (at 423 now). Faster than Monk, Rice Harrison, etc. That is some company!! Is he best possession WR in the league ion 2008? Maybe, certainly one of the best. At 27, he's likely to be a top WR for the next 6-8 years.

Do I give up a #1 pick for him? Yes. No question. Do I give up that plus something else? Yes. I give up any (or all) of the #2 picks (Davis, Kelly, Thomas). Plus another lower pick. I don't give up anything that harms this team in 2008, because Boldin makes the Skins a championship level team.

The downside? How much $$ are we talking? The Skins have cap issues and Rosenhaus likes to see his guys get paid in a big way. That is the real issue/concern to me. I've hated how the cap squeeze has led to so many bad decisions.

The rumor mill has the Saints offering their #2 WR (Henderson) plus a #1 pick. If I can get Boldin for ARE (our#2) + #1 pick, thats an easy call. Yes.

Boldin is a rare talent. Guys like that don;t come on the market that often. When they become available, you need to look. If they address a need, you need to look really good. Do the Skins have a need? Thrash is our #3 WR and your top 2 WRs combined for about 5 TDs last year. You have two rookies who both went down with injuries in their first training camp and have yet to catch a pass in preseason. There is a need!!!

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Red/DMV, I'm thinking that alot of the Vikings hype is influenced by the weakness of their division.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Skinz,

Thats a different case IMO, I was happy when we beat china in BB, I am not saying I have a problem with us doing it as a USAmericans I have a problem with announcers doing it, because to me sports announcers should try and not favor a team/player over another.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Note that the best comedian at the Bob Saget roast was Norm McDonald. His comedy went over a lot of people's heads apparently, but man he was classic.

His is probably the only one that will stay funny with time. And Gilbert Godfreid (sp) was good, too. And Cloris!

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 10:38 AM

Agree about Norm. Always liked him. And I have to agree - I would definitely like to watch Henry Fonda pick blueberries!

Posted by: skinfanman | August 20, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

I know I play a type of offense that frequently has 3-4 WR's/TE's getting 1000 yards a season and doubt they can stop me from doing that if I want to.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 11:23 AM

Yeah, when the progression of your players gets them all at 99 ratings! I think I got like 5500 yards and 66 tds with JC one year once I got everyone to 99 ratings.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 20, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Bolt is insane! He set the 100 WR - JOGGING!! test that water!

Posted by: Dik | August 20, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Also I predict the loudest cheer heard this season in Ravens Stadium came during last weeks Ravens preseason game where they showed Phelps race on jumbotron!!!!

F the Ravens!!!!!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 11:26 AM

I am trying to understand how the Ravens and their fans ...hon...got so cocky. I swear, it's as if they invented football.

By the way....what would a conversation between Usain Bolt and a Ravens fan sound like???

Bolt: "Hey, mon !"
R Fan: "Hey, hon !"
Bolt: "Have a good day, mon"
R Fan: " You too, hon."

Posted by: cej75024 | August 20, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

al, because you wont let it die, and you keep beating a dead horse that just is not happening, how do you propose the skins make cap space for the accelerated cap hit in trading Moss, and then the cap hit in signing Boldin to a contract. These issues PREVENT this deal from ever happening, so for the love of God LET IT GO!!!!

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

w/ all the subjectivity in scoring, I'm not really paying much attention to medals this year. I'm just enjoying the performances, good & bad.

It is kinda hard to see a gymnastics medalist picking splinters out of her SJK while someone with a better performance watches, though.... hey - gotta curry economic favor, right?

I mean - if they can dance like that - think about how many clothes they can stitch up or chips they can laser for the price of a coffee! [:-|

Posted by: Dik | August 20, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Allow me to speak like a non-homer and say that we are not, in fact, better than the Vikings.

We could have a better year, I don't know, but I'd bet on The Vikings having a better year if I had to. That's not a diss on us, I think we're gonna be very good, but Vikings are stacked, and I've always been a fan of APete's game. I don't think last year was a fluke.

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

aweee thanks guys!

anyways...i'll try to play a matchmaker now...
lisa, i found a perfect match for you. he's white though (but not everyone's perfect). (just playing people. "i kid cuz i love"). so he does have a J-O-B, i think. his name is Tim Shriver and actually kinda looks like maria shriver's brother/son. he also doesn't like the "R" word as he says in the article below "Stop the show, the "R" word has got to go."
http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/religionfromtheheart/2008/08/get_a_life_by_including_others.html

cindy, i think it's time for you to break your rule of not playing cupid between post workers and bloggers. technically he's not a post worker, he works for newsweek.

Posted by: dealer | August 20, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

On the d-line in Madden, I take the strongest (85 and up STR) linemen and put him at LE, this way he can probably handle double teams better and if he's matched up solely against a TE, FB, or what I'm hoping for, a RB, the QB is as good as sacked.

The fastest DE goes on the right. He's not as strong as the LE (usually around 75 STR) but his speed is his strength (about 75-80)

My DTs are space eaters. 320 pounds and up with nothing less than 90 strength.

Of course all the other things matter too like acceleration (very important), tackle (not as important for d-linemen), and awareness.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Allow me to speak like a non-homer and say that we are not, in fact, better than the Vikings.

We could have a better year, I don't know, but I'd bet on The Vikings having a better year if I had to. That's not a diss on us, I think we're gonna be very good, but Vikings are stacked, and I've always been a fan of APete's game. I don't think last year was a fluke.

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 11:36 AM

Wow, seriously? The Vikings aren't even clear favorites in their own division. They have a negative QB with zero WRs. A great running game won't carry an offense for an entire season anymore.

Last season may not have been a fluke for them, but we beat them when they were healthy, in their house, in a decisive game, and we did it soundly (while we were severely beat up, I might add). Fluke or not, going 8-8 is not reason to anoint them as a favorite of any kind in the NFC.

Posted by: psps23 | August 20, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

+++His is probably the only one that will stay funny with time. And Gilbert Godfreid (sp) was good, too. And Cloris!

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 10:38 AM+++

Speaking of GG, it's worth noting that of ALL the comedians in The Aristocrats, his performance closed the movie and was considered the funniest...Sure circumstance was part of it, but it may have been the biggest bombing comeback performance ever.

Posted by: Corkczar | August 20, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

"Bull crap. Punk Taylor said it. His statement was on tv."

Posted by: Enuffalready | August 19, 2008 8:49 PM

Yeah, he did say it. I never said he didn't. He said a lot of other stuff too. That statement was taked out of context. Watch the interview.

Posted by: The dingo ate Enuffalready | August 20, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I think anyone who heads over to Redskins Dot Com and checks out the full interview of both Taylor and Blache will see that LaCanfora completely created this issue....First by ignoring the sum of what Taylor said about switching sides with Carter "on their own" and Secondly, by couching the question to Blache in such a way that made it seem like the players insist on doing what they want in a rather disrespectful fashion, when Taylor insisted throughout his 15 Minutes that he would do whatever the coaches want him to do.

Dude, seriously, report the news. That's your job. Don't try to create news by running back and forth on some "He said She said" while taking comments completely out of context.

I am not one that comes here and says "LaCanfora is bitter, has an axe to grind" etc etc etc. but I would be remiss if I didn't observe that of late that seems to be the case. Are you not getting the scoops you used to get?

Posted by: Keino | August 20, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Enuffalready, ENOUGH of YOU! Jason Taylor has been nothing but a class act since he arrived. He has not acted like a prima donna, pretty boy or anything at all like that....he's been a total team player. Get over yourself!

For what's it's worth, Blache stated last week that he loves this group of guys....said they are the best he has ever coached at any level. That they are mature, hardworking, they look out for each other and all want to excel. He is very proud of them.

Posted by: SickofEnuffalready | August 19, 2008 11:32 PM

Kiss my ass you stupid shmuck. You're not a g damn fan. You're a wimp Just like pretty boy.

Posted by: enuffalready | August 20, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Translation: Fred Davis doesn't understand the playbook and is in the doghouse. Par for the course for an NFL rookie, lol.

Posted by: cali-snowboarder | August 20, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

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