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Blache's Defense Preps for Cowboys

Greg Blache is a realist. He knows quite well that against an offense as good as the one the Redskins will face Sunday - Blache compared Dallas of 2008 to New England of 2007 - a defense is not going to take away everything all the time. Can't happen. No defense is going to do that.

But the Redskins still take the same approach: Stop the run; eliminate the big play. If Dallas has a bunch of 10-15-play drives that result in TDs, and the Cowboys win, then you tip your hat to them. But you have to make them earn it. You can't give them 50-yard TDs from blown coverage. Not if you expect to win.

"You never want to beat yourself," Blache said. "There's no forgiveness in that. We don't want to give up big plays. We want to make them earn everything."

There are match-up problems all over the place. Blache agreed that the Skins don't have a guy who can just man-up on TE Jason Witten all day. They don't have a DB or LB who can "lock-up" on him. You have to mix principles and schemes, and I see Rocky McIntosh, who has a ways to go in coverage, handling him sometimes, but also Chris Horton picking him up, too. It's going to take a village.

Likewise, in the run game, it's going to take numbers to stop the combo of Marion Barber and Felix Jones. One will run you over like few others in the game ("If he wasn't a Cowboy, I'd really like him," Blache said of Barber), and the other will just burn right past you ("Jones has blazing speed," Blache said).

I tried to get Blache to open a bit about his tendency toward playing more coverage rather than blitzing much the last few weeks against high-powered attacks, and he blanched. "Don't pigeon-hole us," he said. Obviously, the score, position of the ball, down and distance will impact how much or how little he blitzes. The trend has been less of the fire zones, for sure, but Blache maintained, "If we have to go, we'll go."

He doesn't want to tip his hand. But I'd be surprised to see them start the game bringing the house.

As for personnel, Blache praised the continued development of Kedric Golston inside, as he's beating some double teams and getting better penetration this season, citing his "growth." Blache also said he will wait until the end of the week to decide whether to activate Erasmus James or rookie Rob Jackson to take Jason Taylor's spot on game day, as the Skins will be dressing another DE in his place.

By Jason La Canfora  |  September 25, 2008; 2:42 PM ET
 
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foist?

Posted by: TDawg | September 25, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to steal that punk a$$ b!tch mofo Larry Michael in the face.

Posted by: so white. so very white. | September 25, 2008 2:32 PM

B-

You would have received an A if you replaced 'punk' with 'Bama' and took out b!tch all together......

Posted by: 4th | September 25, 2008 3:01 PM

Posted by: 4th | September 25, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, but as i mentioned, i think we will stumble. i mean really. We were looking at 5-11, 6-10 and at best 7-9 this year intitially.

new coach, new offense... so I expect a hiccup here and there. Not in division tho... so going over 500 is a pretty good season.

Posted by: Zebra | September 25, 2008 2:59 PM

Posted by: Zebra | September 25, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Not first.

Posted by: Second or Third | September 25, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Last time romo played vs Skins, 7 of 16 for 86 yards, 1 sack, 1 pick.

Pretty sure that was 3 quarters because I recall wondering what he was doing still in the game after halftime.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Actually i remember that as well.

Who didnt they play then? TO, Witten?

Posted by: Zebra | September 25, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Nice informative post.

Posted by: Skinz | September 25, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Last time barber played vs Skins, 6 carries for -6 yards, 1 catch for 7 yards. 7 touches, 1 yard.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Who didnt they play then? TO, Witten?

Posted by: Zebra | September 25, 2008 3:05 PM

TO did not play, Witten did - along with every other major starter. Romo was in until about 6-7 minutes left in the 3rd. At that point, we were winning 20-3.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

"We have a better defense than the eagles".

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 25, 2008 2:49 PM

Besides at FS, which positions are you talking about?

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 2:58 PM

I'll take our ends over theirs any day, DT is probably even, I'll take Fletcher over anybody they have and I'll take a healthy Marcus and Rocky (which it finally appears we have) over there linebackers. With a healthy group of corners I think Springs, Smoot, and Rogers versus Samuels (so overrated), Shephard, and brown is a push, I think Dawkins has fallen off some so I give Landry the edge and I think SS is a push. So yeah I think we have a better defense than the Eagles. I've never seen as bad a gameplan/lack of adjustments as that Steelers game, they blitzed 8 the whole game and I felt like Vince Vaughn screaming "hot route, red seven, red seven, HOT ROUTE" at the TV. When Byron Sandwich finally got in there after the game was over he had the Steelers two longest plays of the game back to back on quick dumps to Ward and Miller. The Eagles blitz to stop the run but their secondary is overrated.

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 25, 2008 3:06 PM

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 25, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

You can't brag on or base anything off that last match up.....they were on autopilot, we were on playoff Mo....

its apples and pork loin.....

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Can I get extra credit if I ditch the cardigan (that's a white guy sweater) and khakis (white guy pants), and greet Mrs. So White in a Yankees hat pulled sideways and in a strange angle, and in blue jeans 5 sizes too big that are hanging below my tighty whit...er, boxers?

Posted by: so white. so very white. | September 25, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Well;

Last week Arizonas run game looked good because we had so many player in coverage... we didnt want to give up the big play.

I see the same thing this week, altho a CB blitz from the blindside may be dialed up once or twice Mr Blache...

Sadly, Jones and Barber can break through that type of D for long gain TD's... we really didnt have to worry about that with Edge and Hightower..

We need to frustrate the boys. They dont want to be a running team, so force them to keep running it. TO will get angry, Romo will get antsy... thats when turnovers can happen.

Then we need to keep the ball on O.

I already explained my sexual innuendo laced plan for our o vs their D... hopefully we dont have many lapses in play calling like we did last wekk.

my final prediction, i will cut the under and say

Boys 28, skins 21

Posted by: Zebra | September 25, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

No doubt Dallas will come out hyped Sunday. I think they want to prove to everyone that they were on cruise control at FedEx last year.

I know as 'Skins fans we want to believe that we straight up got in their a__, but c'mon, you can't tell me if we had the number one seed overall in the conference locked up, we wouldn't have had the foot off the gas just a little.

But lets say if they did tank it on purpose at FedEx, it was all for nothing, considering that they were ONE and DONE once AGAIN, for the TENTH season in the row, or somehting like that.

Friends are hard for me to find right now considering that 6 out of every 10 people I know are Dallas fans.

Maybe more like seven.

Skins: 30 Dallas: 23

F Dallas

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 3:10 PM

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Going back to my post yesterday. Dallas drives have ended only 5 times this year by not getting 10 yards in 3 downs with run of the mill plays.

70% of the drives that didn't end in a TD were stopped by a key play. A sack, penalty or turnover.

Bring as many guys to create pressure on Romo as you need. If 4 get the job done, great. If you need 5, do it. If you need 6, do it. Because you need the dallas mistake to stop them.

Bend but don't break isn't a good approach to this team. Don't let them get started is a better approach.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

other than your prediction I think you're exactly right, Garret, Romo, TO all want to throw the ball. If you force them to run and play good coverage Tony Homo will give you chances for turnovers.

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 25, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

say, any of you rump rangers know where I can score a delicious turkey rueben on rye?

Posted by: daveb55 | September 25, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Im swinging pretty wildly from yes to today... I saw double digits, then today I see single... by tomorrow it will be a 1 pt win for them, sat will be us winning by 3 and Sunday will be 20 pt win for us...

guess thats how it goes in kool aid land

Posted by: Zebra | September 25, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

BRING DA PAIN DEFENSE!!!

Posted by: SuperBowlSkins | September 25, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Guys on dallas know whether they came out to play hard at FedEx last year. They didn't expect what happened. They didn't expect to be obliterated with their starters on the field.

Believe me, they know this Skins team can beat them badly. Its in tehir minds somewhere. If things don't go well for dallas in the 1st quarter, those guys will start having flashbacks to FedEx.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"One will run you over like few others in the game"

I don't agree with this assesment of Barber at all. He runs hard, very hard in fact, but lets not cast his bust for Canton just yet. Now if that statement was about Brandon Jacobs at 260 plus pounds, then yes, I agree. Barber, not so much.

Posted by: Greg | September 25, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

If you force them to run and play good coverage Tony Homo will give you chances for turnovers.

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 25, 2008 3:15 PM

No no no, flawed gameplan. You've got to stop Barber and Jones first and foremost. That's where the danger lies. Romo, TO, and Witten will get theirs. But Barber, Jones, and the offensive line are the ones that carry that offense.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

JLC please ask about Fred Davis.

Posted by: Xtra | September 25, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Defense Prepares for the Cowboys?! What, by issuing 11 white flags. You don't prepare for a Perfect Storm, you fleeeeeeee.

Posted by: Darrell Dallas | September 25, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I enjoy having intercourse with cold cuts

Posted by: daveb55 | September 25, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I don't agree with this assesment of Barber at all. He runs hard, very hard in fact, but lets not cast his bust for Canton just yet. Now if that statement was about Brandon Jacobs at 260 plus pounds, then yes, I agree. Barber, not so much.

Posted by: Greg | September 25, 2008 3:19 PM

I agree. Jacobs runs over people. Barber just refuses to be tackled. Both love contact though. Subtle difference.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Can I get extra credit if I ditch the cardigan (that's a white guy sweater) and khakis (white guy pants), and greet Mrs. So White in a Yankees hat pulled sideways and in a strange angle, and in blue jeans 5 sizes too big that are hanging below my tighty whit...er, boxers?

Posted by: so white. so very white. | September 25, 2008 3:11 PM

NO NO NO! This is DC, not New York Son! You need a Madness/HOBO/Salboito (sp?)/Any thing from Gtown shirt (DC Area Fashion shops) with some Levi Jeans (that fit your waist) and some fresh Nikes, perferably black. If you wear a hat, a Nats fitted would be acceptable....

Posted by: 4th | September 25, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Redskins Secondary = Eagle Secondary

Skins: Total paas yards allowed - 592, Eagles - 589

Both units have 4 INT's.

I'm still not getting that argument about Samuel being overrated thing, dude is like in the top 3 in INT's the last 3 years or so.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

$3 to whoever brings me the head of Darrell Dallas. And $10 for whoever brings me the head of Larry Michael.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 25, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

If Landry comes in high on a tackle versus Barber, then I think they both go down, versus the pancaking that happened in NY.

Posted by: Greg | September 25, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I still don't get what has happened to Anthony "The General" Montgomery. He looked like the real deal to me last year. Why can't he be on the field more in the DT rotation so that Evans can fill Taylor's DE role?

Posted by: Ben | September 25, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I agree. Jacobs runs over people. Barber just refuses to be tackled. Both love contact though. Subtle difference.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 3:24 PM

Save for when he plays the Redskins....

Can someone look up what is Barber's best stat day against us? I know he didn't do good last year in either game....

Posted by: 4th | September 25, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Type of person who would likely root for the Cowboys: General Chuck Yeager, Rosa Parks, the Beatles, Betty Crocker, Ronald Reagan, Sydney Portier, John Wayne, Dag Hammerskjold, Andy Taylor, Stevie Wonder, the Fonz, J.R. Ewing (team owner), Judy Garland, Bjorn Borg, George Foreman, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, Hercule Poirot, Bob Hope, Earth, Wind and Fire.

Type of person who would likely be attracted to the Skins: Mr. Carlin on the old Bob Newhart Show, Sarah Palin, Barbara Streisand, Rush Limbaugh, Al Sharpton, Tony Kornheiser, Richard Nixon, Dick Cheney, Barney Fife, Joan Collins, Charles Haley, Joan Rivers, Leon Spinks, both Clintons, both Bush's, Kojak, Roseanne Barr, Jessie Ventura, John McEnroe.

Posted by: Darrell Dallas | September 25, 2008 11:30 AM

Get real dude!

Posted by: Greg H | September 25, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Its not how you play the game its weather you win or lose

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 25, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

$3 to whoever brings me the head of Darrell Dallas. And $10 for whoever brings me the head of Larry Michael.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 25, 2008 3:26 PM



...And $20 if you could give head to Jason...

Posted by: Bob | September 25, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

If Landry comes in high on a tackle versus Barber, then I think they both go down, versus the pancaking that happened in NY.

Posted by: Greg | September 25, 2008 3:26 PM

Depends. I think if he goes high without maximum force, Barber stays on his feet. Which is actually more dangerous. Jacobs may have inflicted more pain, but Jacobs was tackled. Barber just sort of shrugs off the defender and keeps on going. BUT, I also think given the right alignment, Landry can straight blow-up Barber, which probably cannot happen with Jacobs.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

$3 to whoever brings me the head of Darrell Dallas. And $10 for whoever brings me the head of Larry Michael.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 25, 2008 3:26 PM

I hate to do this, Alex, for you are a good friend. But in the name of investigative journalism, I feel I must call the FBI to see if your statement there constitutes potential assault or inter-state premeditated threat or solicitation charges.

Please, readers, understand that I have absolutely no axe to grind against my friend and email companion.

Posted by: Jason LaCanfora | September 25, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

lol

Posted by: alex35332 | September 25, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Since you guys are requesting heads, shouldn't you be rewarding things like acres of land, horses, rations of bread?

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Since you guys are requesting heads, shouldn't you be rewarding things like acres of land, horses, rations of bread?

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 3:35 PM

Sadly my family lost the land and horses durring WW2. I can still offer bread.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 25, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

All I know is that according to national media Washington is an after thought. Bumarcus Ware is the best player in the NFL. THe skins shouldn't even show up. Dallasssssssss is going to beat them by 55. Bumarcus is going 15 turnovers himself. Washington is basically a joke. They can't beat anyone legit. The Eagles have beaten no one of value yet they are the second best team in football. Washington has beaten a team expected to make the playoffs and a divsion leader but they are a joke. The Dallasssss secondary might be the best in the NFL. Dallasssssssss!

Posted by: Pleeps | September 25, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

No no no, flawed gameplan. You've got to stop Barber and Jones first and foremost. That's where the danger lies. Romo, TO, and Witten will get theirs. But Barber, Jones, and the offensive line are the ones that carry that offense.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 3:22 PM

AGREED. You have to bring it at the line. Take your chances with the WRs and TE. We have guys who can play back there. Make dallas go for the riskier plays and they'll make some mistakes

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Can someone look up what is Barber's best stat day against us? I know he didn't do good last year in either game....

Posted by: 4th | September 25, 2008 3:29 PM

In 2006 he had 7 carries for 45 yards and 6 carries for 39 and 1 TD in his games. Those were his best outings.

Last year he had 15 carries for 43 yards in the first game. Everyone knows how his second game went.

Then again, he hasn't been a feature back against us yet. Still say he's the key to their offensive gameplan.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

The Eagles have beaten no one of value yet they are the second best team in football. Washington has beaten a team expected to make the playoffs and a divsion leader but they are a joke. The Dallasssss secondary might be the best in the NFL. Dallasssssssss!

Posted by: Pleeps | September 25, 2008 3:37 PM

Actually we beat 2 teams that were to make the playoffs.

Posted by: 35332 | September 25, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Bring as many guys to create pressure on Romo as you need. If 4 get the job done, great. If you need 5, do it. If you need 6, do it. Because you need the dallas mistake to stop them.

Bend but don't break isn't a good approach to this team. Don't let them get started is a better approach.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 3:13 PM

No one yet has gotten pressure on Homo this year with just 4.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

whats wrong with requesting head?

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

The Eagles have beaten no one of value yet they are the second best team in football. Washington has beaten a team expected to make the playoffs and a divsion leader but they are a joke. The Dallasssss secondary might be the best in the NFL. Dallasssssssss!

Posted by: Pleeps | September 25, 2008 3:37 PM

LMAO! Best secondary in NFL. ROFL!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

whats wrong with requesting head?

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 3:41 PM

No comment. I will let my editor respond to that one.

Posted by: Jason LaCanfora | September 25, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

The Eagles have beaten no one of value yet they are the second best team in football. Washington has beaten a team expected to make the playoffs and a divsion leader but they are a joke. The Dallasssss secondary might be the best in the NFL. Dallasssssssss!

Posted by: Pleeps | September 25, 2008 3:37 PM

Actually we beat 2 teams that were to make the playoffs.

Posted by: 35332 | September 25, 2008 3:39 PM

I thought playoffs were implied by division leader. I should have phrased it "as well as a division leader" in my wild ranting.

Posted by: Pleeps | September 25, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Man, I'm telling you, you're crazy if you think that the national media, is all of the sudden going to start giving the 'Skins some love.

As a matter of fact I perfer it that way. The last time the media outside of DC had the 'Skins doing anything was '06.

Sanuders first year of 700 pages of BS (He was the cog for their given attention), and a 5-11 record.

I like it under the radar, it's cool here.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Almost think that may be La Canfora. But he stoped reading the blog.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

According to NFL radio with Roy Williams being replaced by... A janitor maybe? They now have the best secondary in the NFL. They also blitz better than anyone, as shown in the Eagles game.

Posted by: PLeeps | September 25, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Red, I know that's a typo but I like it. Sanuders.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

According to Mike Wise, there is no defense for the Cowboys and T.O.

T.O. is just one really awesome guy that is unbeatable and down right lovable.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | September 25, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I thought playoffs were implied by division leader. I should have phrased it "as well as a division leader" in my wild ranting.

Posted by: Pleeps | September 25, 2008 3:43 PM

Begining of the season NO and AZ were "playoff fav's"

Posted by: 35332 | September 25, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

whats wrong with requesting head?

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 3:41 PM

Absolutely nothing! Just make sure you don't catch the monkey, and remember it's always better to give.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Nice informative post.

Posted by: Skinz | September 25, 2008 3:06 PM

Thanks, I need all the affirmation I can get.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | September 25, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

he's good enough...he's smart enough....and gosh darnit...people like him

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

If anyone ever gets the chance to listen to Philly radio its great. They think they are under the radar even though everyone and their mother has them listed as the second or third best team in the NFL. They also feel that Dawkins "shut up" critics with his performance against Pitt. They don't seem to understand that no one was questioning his line of scrimmage play, they were pointing out he looks like a lost boy at the mall in coverage. Which was in no way cleared up. In fact he has looked this way for about 3 years but no one seems to notice. They don't chnage his coverage accordingly. In fact its the best way to beat them, ask Chris Cooley.

Posted by: Pleeps | September 25, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

"Cowboys win, then you tip your hat to them. "

This is the most over-used cliche on the redskins. Enough of the hats already... I take my hat off to him, I take my hat off to this guy...

Jason Campbell took his hat off to like 5 different people on Redskins Post Game Live the other day. I was wondering how many hats the guy was wearing!

No more hat talk guys. Get original!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | September 25, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

F the national media, under the radar is best!

what is that website again that you can se what NFL games are in your region?

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Man, I'm telling you, you're crazy if you think that the national media, is all of the sudden going to start giving the 'Skins some love.

As a matter of fact I perfer it that way. The last time the media outside of DC had the 'Skins doing anything was '06.

Sanuders first year of 700 pages of BS (He was the cog for their given attention), and a 5-11 record.

I like it under the radar, it's cool here.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 3:43 PM

Or me and the WaPo!

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | September 25, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Bring as many guys to create pressure on Romo as you need. If 4 get the job done, great. If you need 5, do it. If you need 6, do it. Because you need the dallas mistake to stop them.

Bend but don't break isn't a good approach to this team. Don't let them get started is a better approach.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 3:13 PM

No one yet has gotten pressure on Homo this year with just 4.
Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2008 3:40 PM


thanx. Haven't seen them play much, so I don't know what it will take. But you gotta rush enough guys to get to him

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

No defense for TO... Landry has a defense for him its called emulate #21 so far hes been pretty good at it. I think he starts looking at TO the way Sean did, bad news for TO.

Posted by: Stu | September 25, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

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Go Skins!!!

Posted by: bill61 | September 25, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I thought playoffs were implied by division leader. I should have phrased it "as well as a division leader" in my wild ranting.

Posted by: Pleeps | September 25, 2008 3:43 PM

Begining of the season NO and AZ were "playoff fav's"

Posted by: 35332 | September 25, 2008 3:46 PM

I understand that AZ was. I am saying they are a divsion leader which trumps that.

To recap they have beaten a team expected to play in the playoffs NO as well as a team that is a division leader AZ.

Posted by: Pleeps | September 25, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

F the national media, under the radar is best!

what is that website again that you can se what NFL games are in your region?

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 3:49 PM

ususally if you go to your cable provider's website you can get the info if you are on the rabbit I think Fox is showing our game at for as national programing.

Posted by: 35332 | September 25, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

During the '91 season it took the 'Skins going like 11-0 for the national media to bring the spotlight to the nations capitol. But I lean toward being far removed from the media hype lest one believe the pundits and prognosticators like we did in '06 and we all know what happened after that.

Posted by: Riggins44 | September 25, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Rumor has it that the Skins are adding Jeff, Steve and Dave Hanson to their roster. But its not clear if they'll still be on the roster by the time they get to the National Anthem

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

In two games against the Skins last year Marion Barber had 21 carries for 37 yards!! If we hold him in check like that this week we win!! HTTR!!!

Posted by: wstclair | September 25, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure he can rationalize his actions, but would he have done this if he respected Vinny? If not, then he needs to rethink his approach. None of us "know" his motivations.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 1:57 PM

If not my buddy psps23 can rationalize my actions. He has my back...

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | September 25, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Steinz crunches some numbers:

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/

Posted by: Cindy | September 25, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

When did everyone start saying "Dallas" Dallassssss? It's kind of like poeple that call the Eagles Iggles.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

F the national media, under the radar is best!

what is that website again that you can se what NFL games are in your region?

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 3:49 PM

http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Rumor has it that the Skins are adding Jeff, Steve and Dave Hanson to their roster. But its not clear if they'll still be on the roster by the time they get to the National Anthem

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 3:54 PM

Prolly not....they will be helping Landry put the foil on.

Posted by: k Squared | September 25, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Please, get rid of this guy!

Posted by: Fire JLC | September 25, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

k squared -- I don't know about you, but even I'm putting on the foil for this one

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Prolly not....they will be helping Landry put the foil on.
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Posted by: k Squared | September 25, 2008 3:57 PM

Jeez...they brought their friggin toys!

Posted by: riggins44 | September 25, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

From the Times:

Right tackle Jon Jansen will likely return to the starting lineup for the first time since the 2007 opener when the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Stephon Heyer was back in practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday but wasn't 100 percent because of the left should he sprained in the victory four days earlier over the Arizona Cardinals.

"I think Jon will probably start," offensive line coach Joe Bugel said after practice. "Stephon didn't look real good in practice because his shoulder was bothering him. I have tremendous trust in Jon. He's played against Dallas so many times."

Posted by: Greg | September 25, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

If they fire JLC will we lose this forum for such witty reparte'?

Posted by: Riggins44 | September 25, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Not a bad idea Zeke..

Posted by: k Squared | September 25, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

New Skins nickel back: Ogie Ogilthorpe


Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

If not my buddy psps23 can rationalize my actions. He has my back...

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | September 25, 2008 3:55 PM

Is that confirmation that my assertions were correct? Man, I feel like solved an mystery in Clue.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

skins v cowpukes...only NOT on in the st. louis region...

So no excuse fans....get to watchin! we need every single swingin soul tuned in and rooting their guts out!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Barber was not the starter last season - which may be why his numbers were not so great against us.

Let's face it - Dallas is a very talented team and Barber and Felix Jones are both fierce runners. Barber is a beast and Jones is flippin' fast. We need to try and contain those two. Last season is not this season. Dallas is a better team than they were last season and they went 13-3. I hate it but it's true. I just hope we are not blown out and no one gets hurt.

Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Jansen, the Nimble One?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Dallas is a better team than they were last season and they went 13-3. I hate it but it's true. I just hope we are not blown out and no one gets hurt.

Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:06 PM

Lisa clearly obviously has an agenda against the Redskins by stating that Dallas is better/

Posted by: You know... | September 25, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

way to be a quitter there Lisa....wow hope the Skins have a better attitude....

Felix Jones has played what...3 games...if you wanna crown'em...crown'em!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I just hope we are not blown out and no one gets hurt.

Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:06 PM

I hope we blow them out and leave them twisting in the gutter.

Because let me tell you ... if I ever see one of the cowflunkies in a desert, dying of thirst, I would not stop to give them a sip of water. I'd like to see the vultures get them.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

From the live chat with JLC:

Marthas Vineyard: Follow up to the Billy McMullen cut... Because the Seahawks snapped him up so quickly would it seem plausible that Zorn was against the cut? And quickly contacted Holmgren with a heads-up that the leading pre-season receiver (NFL) was going to be available. Would seem also plausible then, that Vinnie made the "cut" decision?? Not the head coach?

Jason La Canfora: I'm not sure I follow that one. Zorn certainly made it clear the day before cuts that he believed McMullen had made his team, but once you're actually getting down to the final 53 things are still in flux.

I think Zorn would have definitely loved to start with 6 WRs if at all possible, especially given where Thomas and Kelly were at that point, but they had to make some tradeoffs.

I would have put Jackson on the practice squad and kept McMullen, but I don't have any knowledge of that being entirely a Cerrato thing. I never really probed around on it - and I still think you could get by with Jackson on the practice squad even now - but I don't think you can put all of that on one guy.

Plenty of people found it beyond fishy that all 10 rookies made the roster, me included, and especially given how obvious it was that many of them would be inactives and some could have gone to the practice squad without much fear of them being signed elsewhere. And certainly the hand of management was involved in all those decisions, as Zorn said as much.

But I can't put the McMullen release on one guy. And I don't think there's any wayt Zorn would have pushed him to Seattle, because, trust me, Zorn knows he could have definitely needed a free agent receiver real soon, and Billy would have been at the top of their emergency list.

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

Not a fan of Jason "bash the skins fo" La Canfora, but here he had a chance to bash on vinny and did not. He told it like it probably happened.

Not over to his side yet, but this is a start. Nice job JLC!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

"Dallas is a better team than they were last season and they went 13-3."

So are we. We now have Jason Campbell, Randy Thomas, Rocky Macintosh, Carlos Rogers, and 10 draft picks that were not there against Dallas the last time we played them. Not to mention a completely new identity on offense. Dallas may be slightly better than they were last year, but I'd go out and say we're moderately to significantly better than we were too.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Hey Redskins Nation! There's a sourpuss named Lisa who's a purveyor of negativity on the Sourcerers blog. the two of them are in cahoots I say, and could even be scheming to give away secrets to the Cowboys. Rise up and revolt!

Posted by: Larry Michael | September 25, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"some could have gone to the practice squad without much fear of them being signed elsewhere"

Posted by: Pure Speculation | September 25, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"some could have gone to the practice squad without much fear of them being signed elsewhere"

Posted by: Pure Speculation | September 25, 2008 4:17 PM

Considering it's a chat with someone asking for his opinion, I think that's allowed.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for sharing Rigg....might have been too much information however.

Posted by: Greg | September 25, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Wilbon, hope is a great thing, the best of things. It's something deep inside that they can't take away.

Posted by: kornheiser | September 25, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Guys, I'm not being negative. NO ONE would be happier if we won this game! Also it would turn the NFL upside down since the Cowboys have already been crowned by every sports media outlet in the nation.

I'm just being realistic - and I truly hope I am wrong. But so far this season, Romo has had ALL DAY to pass the ball and Barber and Jones look very impressive.

Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

10 draft picks. 7 of which will be inactive. One net punts 20 yards and one who will be "doubtful" the entire year with a hang nail.

Posted by: Skinz | September 25, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, I didn't upset your delicate sensibilities did I, lol?

Posted by: Riggins44 | September 25, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

LH - I think they called it back because the Unnecessary (sp?) roughness call came before thomas was in the End Zone and the ball was being released at that very time.

If it came AFTER he actually scored, then I think you'd be correct.......

You still need to come by and have a drink with me or something, too. I'll try to email you later on........

Posted by: 4th | September 25, 2008 12:58 PM

4th, I respectfully disagree. The rule is pretty clear. If the unnecessary roughness occurs "during the down, the penalty will be assessed on the following kickoff" when the team scores on the play. That emcompasses the entire down - from the snap to breaking the plane of the endzone.


But you are right that we definitely have to link up.

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

10 draft picks. 7 of which will be inactive. One net punts 20 yards and one who will be "doubtful" the entire year with a hang nail.

Posted by: Skinz | September 25, 2008 4:22 PM

Sorry forgot: 1 that gets td's called back and treats db's like he's Ike Turner only gets caught.

Posted by: Skinz | September 25, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins will hand the Cowboys their first loss of the season this weekend.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | September 25, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Aggregate scores the last 3 years:

2007: WAS 50 - DAL 34
2006: WAS 32 - DAL 46
2008: WAS 49 - DAL 20

Total: WAS 131 - DAL 100

We win again.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Guys, I'm not being negative.
Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:21 PM
-----------------------------------
You're not being positive that is 4 sure.

Posted by: Riggins44 | September 25, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins will hand the Cowboys their first loss of the season this weekend in spite of Jason Campbell, because as you know, I told you about him.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | September 25, 2008 4:24 PM

Posted by: What you really meant | September 25, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

But so far this season, Romo has had ALL DAY to pass the ball and Barber and Jones look very impressive.

Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:21 PM

That's because Romo hasn't faced the pain. And by pain I mean Andre Carter.

"When Andre Carter puts his shoulder into Romo's chest,
It's gonna take Romo a quarter to regain his breath"

Man I love Chris Paul remixes.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins will hand the Cowboys their first loss of the season this weekend in spite of Jason Campbell, because as you know, I told you about him.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | September 25, 2008 4:24 PM


Posted by: What you really meant | September 25, 2008 4:26 PM


I was going to write something very close to that, but wanted to keep it positive.

I was going to say something like, "No thanks to Jason Campbell"

Posted by: Sports_Guru | September 25, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Sorry forgot: 1 that gets td's called back and treats db's like he's Ike Turner only gets caught.

Posted by: Skinz | September 25, 2008 4:23 PM

Look at it as progress man. He started out not knowing where to line up and appeared to be shaking worse than an a Mexican space shuttle.

Now he is brimming with confidence. Putting your hands on DB's is the first indicator you are learning the NFL game. Just ask Michael Irvin....

Posted by: k Squared | September 25, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

That's because Romo hasn't faced the pain. And by pain I mean Andre Carter.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 4:28 PM

When you put it that way, no one has "faced the pain" this year. When is Andre Carter going to start bringing it?

Posted by: motivator | September 25, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Sports_Guru, I missed what you had said about JC, please repost.

Posted by: Riggins44 | September 25, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Jon Jansen is going to be great because he can see the game from the sideline.

Posted by: Sarah Palin | September 25, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

When you put it that way, no one has "faced the pain" this year. When is Andre Carter going to start bringing it?

Posted by: motivator | September 25, 2008 4:30 PM

Eli felt the pain. Watch the replay of his interception (if you can). Guess who's in his face ready to strike?

Similarly, watch the fumble of Edgerrin James. Warner gives a little dump off to Edge. Why? Because he was getting pile-drived to the ground by Andre Carter.

He's been there. The stats just don't represent it.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

C'mon, Lisa, you can aim higher than that!

You oughta hope we go down there and beat the tar out of the Cowboys!

I think we're going to lose this game. But I hope we punch them in the mouth early and put our foot on they neck later and thoroughly embarrass them in their ridiculous stadium.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I read a post earlier, I think it was Zebra or Flounder that said it looked as though something was wrong with Carter. Perhaps he has a nagging injury or something? Discuss....

Posted by: Riggins44 | September 25, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

What worries me most about the Cowboys is Ellis. If Jansen plays Ellis is going to eat him alive.

Posted by: Pleeps | September 25, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

PDX is fired up! 2typos in 1 day!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, you're not the only one on this blog that deserves a good spanking. We just like you best.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm just being realistic - ...

Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:21 PM

Lisa, Dallas Week is no time to get distracted by reality.

Anyone else notice that, when Jasno asking about why no blitzing, Blache blanched?

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

$3 to whoever brings me the head of Darrell Dallas. And $10 for whoever brings me the head of Larry Michael.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 25, 2008 3:26 PM

You mean I can actually make money at this?

Posted by: Lorena Bobbitt | September 25, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Like I said, I HOPE we dominate the hated Cowboys. And I'll tell you one thing, if we lose I will still love and support the Skins and will not be on this blog blasting them like so many of you do. They have my support win or LOSE.

Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Andre Carter is a manimal. The man has more definition than Webster.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Lisa is always fatalistic like that, but I know she's just hedging her bets so the neener neener neeners will be even sweeter on Sunday night.

The way Lisa talks, you'd think you guys were 0-40 and coming off a loss to The Citadel.

Posted by: SMACK | September 25, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry, if they lose I'll be here yapping away how dumb Jason Cambell is.

Posted by: fill for Sportguru | September 25, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Portis says he [Carter] starts wrapping that thing 3 hours before games, uses at least 2 rolls of tape.

Posted by: Stu | September 25, 2008 4:44 PM

Andre Carter is a concert pianist (for real) and maybe could also be trying to protect his fingers. I always thought it was cool how Sean Taylor taped every bone (metatarsal?) in every finger. Just looked scarier I think.

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else notice that, when Jasno asking about why no blitzing, Blache blanched?

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 4:44 PM

Shhhhhhhhhh. We're playing it safe, remember? *wink wink*

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Plus i wouldnt worry about Carter. He typically gets off to a slow start. The thing with him is he is in absurdly good shape. People talk about JT but Carter is massive and onoly has something like 4% bodyfat, most DE are around the 15-20% range. A slow start for him means a great finish. I just hope he has an impact this game. I have to belive seeing him running at you with anger in his eyes is a horrible sight.

Posted by: Stu | September 25, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Andre Carter doesn't even lift. He just looks at weights and grows.

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | September 25, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Taylor did it cause he had freak fingers. Dudes hands were massive, he had the wingspan of someone that was like 6'8.When i meet him i kinda got this low five type deal from him and it almost took my arm off.

Posted by: Stu | September 25, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

4% is actually a little low. He might benefit from having a little bit more fat on him. There's energy in fat. I speak from experience. Whales hardly ever get tired. You ever see a whale asleep? Sure, every once in a while one of 'em says F it and beaches itself, but that's usually more from depression than anything else, or they missed a seal and can't get back to the water, which really, um, blows.

Posted by: SMACK | September 25, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Some guy in the know (did not catch his name) was on 980 yesterday. Said he had spoken with Shawn Springs (aka Heaven on Earth) at the QB Club Luncheon early this week and that Shawn was pretty confident about our defense this weekend.

Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I disagree on stacking the box against dallas, but I could be wrong. I just think even if they are getting 4 or 5 yards a carry force them to take that and not get any big plays, they'll get bored and force a play and make a mistake. I'd much rather have good coverage and force them to take the little stuff much like the way we played against Arizona. Other than that bonehead play by Doughty we played coverage and didn't blitz and forced them to take the little stuff. Warner is an older wiser QB than Romo and he made the game changing mistake. I just think if you force them to run you force them to do what they surely can do but don't like to do. Just my opinion, if I was drawing the game plan up I'd make them be a running team.

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 25, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

If I got one wish, it would be having all cowboy fans move to Texas. The air would be a lot cleaner, not to mention more "JOBS". The SKINS are heading into a bees nest, with the last game there this year, and the stadium is going to be loud. Let's hpe Zorn and crew get the SKINS fired up and ready to play. It all comes down to winning the battle in the trenches,and playing smashmouth football! We have to score first to keep the crowd quiet. The skins have to expliot a vulernable cowboy secondary on offense, establish the ground game,and keep them guessing. On defense the skins cannot give up the big play. Play like they did the first half against T.O. in last year's game in Dallas, and they will win.

Posted by: SKINS FAN-2 | September 25, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Cottonelle Kids wipees

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 5:00 PM


Speaking of which, why aren't there more adult wet-naps? And why aren't the adult-wet naps more marketed?

Seems like an untapped gold mine if you ask me.

Posted by: Speaking of Which | September 25, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

... And I'll tell you one thing, if we lose I will still love and support the Skins and will not be on this blog blasting them like so many of you do. ...

Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:45 PM

I sense that part has changed a little ... if they lose, the blog will be blasting Jasno (by which I mean I also will avoid the place for a while).

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I cant understand why your WR's cant get on the field, they were the best in the draft. and trust me I know WR's

Posted by: Matt Millen | September 25, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

And I'll tell you one thing, if we lose I will still love and support the Skins and will not be on this blog blasting them like so many of you do. ...

Posted by: Lisa | September 25, 2008 4:45 PM

And that makes you super fan #1 right? 'Skins can do no wrong no matter win or lose.

Get over yourself lady.

Posted by: Right | September 25, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, your subliminal psychic energy is getting the better of you. For example, if we just look at the capped words from your last post, its:
HOPE LOSE

You're gonna need some therapy.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

LLOYD HAS HIP INJURY
Posted by Mike Florio on September 25, 2008, 4:58 p.m.

Bears receiver Brandon Lloyd, who leads all Chicago wideouts in catches (13), yards (216), and touchdowns (1), missed practice on Thursday with a hip injury as the team prepares to host the Eagles.


Hah! Hah! Hah!

Blloyd already has more TDs and catches for Chicago in 3 games than he had here in 3 years for the 10 million dollars paid to him.

Nice job, Vinny.

So, was that Jason's fault, too??!! You a$$--maybe you ought to be scouting during those 4 hours instead of boring the sh*t of of people!!!

Posted by: A REAL F'n Fan | September 25, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of which, why aren't there more adult wet-naps? And why aren't the adult-wet naps more marketed?

Seems like an untapped gold mine if you ask me.

Posted by: Speaking of Which | September 25, 2008 5:02 PM

Ours are called SOS Pads. Give it a try.

Posted by: SMACK | September 25, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I blast when they deserve it...and they did after the Giants game...I will not this time regardless of what happens Sunday because they have shown major signs of life and progress on offense and beaten two very legit teams. We are in good shape and I am not doom and gloom about the year regardless of Sunday, Dallas is probably the best team in the league on paper and we get a shot to just go compete and knock em off, and if not no big deal, but we have progressed miles from week one, so there will be no criticism from me Monday no matter what.

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 25, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I blast when they deserve it ... and they did after the Giants game ...

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 25, 2008 5:06 PM

After the Giants game, I came up with some positive thoughts and got my face ripped off. [Not literally ... someone stole my face ... its a long story ...]

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I say this with all due understatement ... I think this is going to be a fairly physical game.

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

I say this with all due understatement ... I think this is going to be a fairly physical game.

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 5:13 PM

You think? Where do you get off stealing my name!?!?!?

Posted by: Captain Obvious | September 25, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Not literally ... someone stole my face

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 5:11 PM

Kidnapped? Or punched?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Borat | September 25, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Not literally ... someone stole my face

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 5:11 PM

Travolta? Cage?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Sween - your face got stolen? That's bad, man

Posted by: John D in Houston | September 25, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I understand you dcsween!

Posted by: so white. so very white. | September 25, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

4th, I respectfully disagree. The rule is pretty clear. If the unnecessary roughness occurs "during the down, the penalty will be assessed on the following kickoff" when the team scores on the play. That emcompasses the entire down - from the snap to breaking the plane of the endzone.


But you are right that we definitely have to link up.

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 4:23 PM

To be honest, I was thinking the exact same thing while the penalty was being called, but I thought I was wrong because no one mentioned it and the coach's head didn't explode. Thanks, though.

I will def hit you up......

Posted by: 4th | September 25, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Not literally ... someone stole my face

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 5:11 PM

Travolta? Cage?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 5:19 PM

Love the Face/Off reference. Goodness talk about a crap movie.

Posted by: Casper Troy | September 25, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

LH, sween, 4th, tomorrow at noon in china town?

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

i just want their run stuffed. rest will be easy. anyone rember from last year how the skins D was able to shut them out at home?

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a sausage-fest 4some. Enjoy it boys. Posted by: | September 25, 2008 5:27 PM

with a happy ending to boot! china town style!

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

I would dig that, but I have a meeting with my girls' principal at 1pm ... roll it a half hour earlier?

Also, the other day someone was saying that the Titans were a nothing team for 3-0. Don Banks from si.com says otherwise ... mostly b/c of their D ... who is coordinated by Jim Schwartz, the first guy up on the Gibbs' replacement carousel last January. [Note: Banks thinks Schwartz becomes candidate #1 for the top head coaching vacancy this season.]

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/don_banks/09/25/titans/index.html

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Zorny's game tips

Scramble for yardss JC
TO does not like to be hit, please do so...hard
Barber and Jones aren't effective if they're down two scores.
Channel the fans, we'll be standing in front of the plasmas.

Posted by: Me So Zorny | September 25, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

...
and speaking of which...i LOVE the fact that jasno feels the way he does about the skins. i love trash talking with him. it's what makes this place fun. if you had an a-ki$$er like larry michaels what fun would this blog be when the skins were doing well? preaching to the choir is not much fun imnsho...

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

and do you guys not rember the 106.7 days with larry michaels doing the post game shows???? OMG!!! loss after loss he would be saying the same crap over and over again. "this is a good team" "this is a good owner"...you guys want that?

(sorry...i'm kicking a dead horse aren't i?...i been busy! sorry! haven't had a chance to vent my spleen)

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

anyone work for red cross up here? how can i make them stop calling me EVERYDAY???
is this the reward for giving blood?

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

... red cross up here? how can i make them stop calling me EVERYDAY??? ...

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:40 PM

Tell you got can't come in right now, mild case of Mad Cow disease ... or being Haitian ...

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

anyone work for red cross up here? how can i make them stop calling me EVERYDAY???
is this the reward for giving blood?

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:40 PM

Tell them you enjoy sexual tourism in Haiti.

Posted by: SMACK | September 25, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Damn you Sween!

Posted by: SMACK | September 25, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

But you're not a real part of Redskins Nation if you don't think the mahogany and lemon will win every game and you're not in lock step with every decision Dan and Vinny make. You can't question them and still be a fan ( your either with us or against us)

Posted by: Larry Michael | September 25, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

LH and 4th...i believe u guys are reading the rule in respect to if the defense were called for a personal foul, then the penalty would be enforced on kickoff....basically so a personal foul penalty would always be enforced...whereas if the offense scored after there was a defensive holding...you would have to decline it in order for the touchdown to count, thus not really punishing this defense...personal fouls are taken seriously and they want them to hurt the team that committed it...so if dockett were called for a personal foul instead of heyer...it would be enforced on the kickoff...however since they offense committed the penalty...the play is wiped out and 15 yards tacked on...whereas lets say on the same play campbell were to be sacked...well they would have counted the sack and subtracted another 15 yards for heyers penalty...i hope i'm making sense

Posted by: jason/mimic/jjmat84 | September 25, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Larry Michael is to Dan Snyder what Wang was to Al Czervick......Wang it's a parking lot for Christ sake. By the way, this is a private club, so don't tell them you're Jewish....ok fine.

Posted by: k Squared | September 25, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Mahogany and lemon?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

lol @ smack and sween....

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

mahogany=red
lemon=yellow

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

i know my colors!

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

jason/mimic/etc., the penalty is assessed on the kickoff regardless of who committed the foul. Again, the rule says:

"When a team scores by touchdown, field goal, extra point, or safety and either team commits a personal foul, unsportsmanlike conduct, or obvious unfair act during the down, the penalty will be assessed on the following kickoff.

dealer, I have some bidness in the am that will prevent me from getting to C-town by noon.

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Anybody got $700,000,000,000 I could "borrow"?

Posted by: Mr. W. Street | September 25, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

hahaha...i did not see that "either team"...well if it says that i have no idea what went on...i guess it all evened out being that they had a touchdown wiped out, as we did too...maybe this would be a good question to ask jason during one of his chats...or mark maske...

Posted by: jason/mimic/jjmat84 | September 25, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Was the play whistled dead after the Heyer penalty but before the TD catch?

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

so my prediction: (all ya'll can exhale now)

ummmmmmmmm i think skins will lose because jc and portis will have a bad game and D will crumble too. it'll be a team loss. and the headlines will be "zorn figured out!"...i want them to beat the girls but not THAT bad cuz it's probly the first time in a while the skins are playing the girls when both teams had winning records, especially the skins.

so this is all new to me...i don't know what to feel. haven't had the luxury to sorta not care...

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Anybody got $700,000,000,000 I could "borrow"?

Posted by: Mr. W. Street | September 25, 2008 5:55 PM

Someone tried to explain to me that "bail out" wasn't the right word to use because it is going to be more of a "buy up" ... the United States is going to be a holder, the owner, of the securities (or derivatives or whatever they are).

Still, "bailout" sounds like a better word than "socialism".

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Dateline: Washington, D.C. (9-25-08)American Academy of the Sciences

Report of longitudinal study of Washington Redskins Fans, 1970-2008

Key finding: percentage of Redskins fans who secretly root for the Cowboys: 78.2

More details released at press conference scheduled for 7pm Sunday in Irving Texas.

Posted by: Darrell Dallas, AP News | September 25, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

anyone work for red cross up here? how can i make them stop calling me EVERYDAY???
is this the reward for giving blood?

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 5:40 PM

Tell them you're not coming back until they get LEMON cookies.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

before you "real" fans start pounding me for not caring about beating the girls...i hope you know what i'm saying...that it won't be the end of the world (for me and the team) if they lose to the girls, a divisional foe at their place...i hope that makes sense...gtg

lh, ahhshucks!

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Still, "bailout" sounds like a better word than "socialism".

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 6:01 PM


How dare George W. Bush try to make the US a socialist country before I get my chance to do the same.

Posted by: Barack HUSSEIN Obama | September 25, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

How dare George W. Bush try to make the US a socialist country before I get my chance to do the same.

Posted by: Barack HUSSEIN Obama | September 25, 2008 6:07 PM

That is some persuasive posting right there. Sure changed my mind. Now I am totally voting GOP.

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

That is some persuasive posting right there. Sure changed my mind. Now I am totally voting GOP.

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 6:17 PM

Hey, atleast I didn't "suspend" my campaign so I could fly in and save the day in Washington.

Posted by: Barack HUSSEIN Obama | September 25, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't know whether anyone mentioned it, but it does seem like it should make a difference ... Kyle Kosier is out this week, and just swapping out one new guard can mess with the chemistry of a line, not the mention the ability of the line to provide the blocks for Barber to get to the second level up the middle (or on the outside ... if anything, it unbalances the way they pull).

Posted by: dcsween | September 25, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Kosier's been out for a couple games now. He was the weak link, and was on the verge of losing his job to Berger anyway.

Keep digging!

Posted by: SMACK | September 25, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Damn, get this guy outta here!

Posted by: FIRE JLC | September 25, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Give JLC a raise.

Posted by: We Love JLC | September 25, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

He's a great guy and we appreciate his taking the time to blog and keep us informed.

Posted by: We Love JLC | September 25, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

I also noticed how JLC said that Blache blanched when he mentioned that he hasn't been blitzing much. It could be that he didn't expect non-scouting people to recognize things so quickly, and therefore might change things up for Dallas more than he would otherwise. Let's hope so, because confusion is wonderful.

I'm not totally sure what to expect with this game. Part of me expects a game where we'll almost win (without the screwup at the very end like last year's game in Texas), and part of me expects the 'skins to dump on TO and make him and his team cry like babies. I'm figuring the first is the rational side of me, and the latter is the fan in me, with a mild rational component. I say that because I think the 'skins will be playing for respect, and will therefore bring their A game. Let's hope the fan wins in the end.

By the way, the bones in the fingers are phalanges. The bones of the palm that connect the wrist to the fingers are the metacarpals.

Posted by: Karen | September 25, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

I know most of you regs are pretty internet savvy, so.....i was wondering if one of yuns could send the link to the distribution map of what areas get what games.

Cmon...dont let me down

HAIL!!!

Posted by: gimmydatpot | September 25, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Gimmy D,

I can hyper-link it to a sat nav, if you've got Grinkel 2.0 clearance.

Posted by: Bud Jackson | September 25, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Here you go Gimmy:


http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Bud,

Thanks for the hyper-link offer, but how will I know if I have the Grinkel 2.0 clearance?

Posted by: gimmydatapot | September 25, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Run a c:query on your transponder and scan for the the letters GRnKL (case sensitive).

Posted by: Bud Jackson | September 25, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

welcome back Bud

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

CL...here's the deal. The vote was split 2-2, so I put in a satellite call to Katherine Harris who told me it was a win in my favor. So I'm back dude, and I have you to thank (as does the blog frankly, which benefits in a general sense from my continued presence).

I'll bronze a hanging chad and send it to you UPS.

Posted by: Bud Jackson | September 25, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

There 2-3, see ya.

Posted by: Bud Out! | September 25, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Some PFT:

LLOYD HAS HIP INJURY
Posted by Mike Florio on September 25, 2008, 4:58 p.m.
Bears receiver Brandon Lloyd, who leads all Chicago wideouts in catches (13), yards (216), and touchdowns (1), missed practice on Thursday with a hip injury as the team prepares to host the Eagles.

Lloyd didn’t appear on Wednesday’s injury report, which means that he injured the hip during practice on Wednesday — or that he hurt it on his own time at some point after practice.

I bet he has a rap song to finish up.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

OK bud, whatever...although as I said I only voted in the affirmative....

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 25, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Been in a minute since I've had the opportunity to post. In regards to the game, I'm actually more concerned with the offense going against Dallas' 3-4 defense than I am with our D taking a bend/don't break mentality against the explosive Romo-led offense. I think the Skins certainly have a chance, but they have their work cut out for them. I believe after this game, Zorn will have a greater appreciation for this rivalry... he may even appreciate it by the end of the 1st quarter/halftime. I sure hope the Skins win so I don't have to hear my brother's mouth as he's a Cowboys fan living in the DMV and we've going back and forth since we were kids (Sean Taylor was one of his favorite players though).

Lastly, some of you all have been harsh towards JLC. This dude's just doing his job. Maybe when he called the NFL, he was looking out for Cerrato, to give him a heads-up about what's considered tampering and what's not. Some of you all are looking at this situation from a half-empty perspective, that JLC is trying to hurt the Skins in some fashion. Come on, this dude has bigger fish to fry like selling his house and taking care of his family. Some of his pieces may have a negative tone, especially towards the FO and how they've handled the team over the years, but I believe this team's culture is changing(holding my breath) and as this team continues to improve, perhaps JLC's attitude towards the FO will become more positive as well(it seems like he genuinely cares for most of the players already).

Anyway, I'm off my pedestal. No prediction for the game, but as long as the Skins capitalize on Dallas' mistakes and the Skins D contains Dallas on O, the Skins could take it.

Posted by: JinxMan | September 25, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse


What do you guys like most about the Zorn era (so far)?

A) The playcalling
B) Jason Campbell's play (so far)
C) His lack of "coachspeak"
D) The 2-1 start
E) All of the above

This question is for my hardcore RI folks, not armchair GM's. Which group of youngins would you draft all over again?

A) Thomas, Kelly, Horton
B) Thomas, Horton, Reinhart
C) Thomas, Kelly, Jackson
D) Brooks, Thomas, Horton
E) None of these scrubs

What's the biggest surprise after 3 games?

A) JC
B) Jim Zorn's Offense
C) Rookie contributions
D) All the optimism after we condemned JC and Zorn to hell
E) The "go for it" attitude of Zorn

Would Joe Gibbs have benched Jansen over Heyer?

A) Yes
B) No

How many picks will JC throw Sunday?

A) 1
B) 0
C) 2
D) More picks than the 89' Pistons

Is Chris Horton that good late round find that we can give some credit to the FO?

A) Too Soon
B) Yes
C) No
D) One, blown coverage and he's a bum

We played it cool in the FA market this year, but looking at our gaps who could we have really used?

A) Anquan Boldin
B) Chad Johnson
C) Lance Briggs
D) Lito Sheppard

Which Redskin would you want to have your back in a barfight?

A) Clinton Portis
B) Mike Sellars
C) Chris Cooley
D) Justin Tryon
E) Chris Samuels

Have at it RI

Posted by: sicwidit | September 25, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

I'll bite on the quiz:
that Zorn adapted his offense to his talent between games 1 and 2

Too early to tell on the picks, but Horton is clearly a steal

Zorn's offense is working. JC has surprised a lot of people, but not me.

Gibbs stays with Jansen

No picks (going with my heart on that)

Yes, credit FO with guys that are good. And credit them also with guys that aren't. As of now, 1 out of 10, but really its incomplete

Boldin (but Greg already knew that). Boldin, Moss, ARE and Cooley with CP in the backfield.

In a bar fight, Samuels.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

100% Al, Zeke...

I'd take Samuels too, only because I've seen him up close. That dude is huge!!!! Although Sellars is a can't miss...Cooley would be too drunk!

Posted by: sicwidit | September 25, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

What do you guys like most about the Zorn era (so far)?
A) The playcalling

This question is for my hardcore RI folks, not armchair GM's. Which group of youngins would you draft all over again?

B) Thomas, Horton, Reinhart

What's the biggest surprise after 3 games?

E) The "go for it" attitude of Zorn
Would Joe Gibbs have benched Jansen over Heyer?

B) No
How many picks will JC throw Sunday?

B) 0

Is Chris Horton that good late round find that we can give some credit to the FO?
B) Yes

We played it cool in the FA market this year, but looking at our gaps who could we have really used?

Neither. Glad we were able to have the $$ available for injury trade.

Which Redskin would you want to have your back in a barfight?

B) Mike Sellars. Dude is a beast and would have your back in any fight.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Good luck, Mr. Blache.

You're goin' to need it.

Posted by: GAD | September 25, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Sic,


What do you guys like most about the Zorn era (so far)?

E) All of the above

This question is for my hardcore RI folks, not armchair GM's. Which group of youngins would you draft all over again?

D) Brooks, Thomas, Horton


What's the biggest surprise after 3 games?

D) All the optimism after we condemned JC and Zorn to hell

Would Joe Gibbs have benched Jansen over Heyer?

B) No

How many picks will JC throw Sunday?

A) 1

Is Chris Horton that good late round find that we can give some credit to the FO?

A) Too Soon

We played it cool in the FA market this year, but looking at our gaps who could we have really used?

A) Anquan Boldin

Which Redskin would you want to have your back in a barfight?


B) Mike Sellars

Posted by: stumped | September 25, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Recieved my usa today sports weekly and again as in the past three weeks they have predicted another skins loss this time going with the vegas line of a double digit beatdown 37-23 obviously the skins are two and one against usa today sprts. wkly. spread. I think this will be one for the "vault" a classic and stop your worrying about the vaunted 3-4 and their O line trust me we will REPRESENT My prediction on Friday. LETS GO JASON#17.

Posted by: DARGREGMAG@AOL.COM | September 25, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Talk about total disrespect of the Skins. I just hope the girls feel the same as their fans and think all they have to do is show up. I think we can take the girls. No mistakes and no injuries and we can beat them straight up.

To use the new RI vernacular, we need to steal those bamas in the mouth!

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This feels like a trap game for Dallas Cowboys

08:14 PM CDT on Thursday, September 25, 2008

In the list of the NFL's great all-time rivalries, Cowboys-Redskins is right there at the top with Packers-Bears, Raiders-Chiefs and anything else you might choose to name.

So why does this feel so much like a "trap" game for the Cowboys?

I think Wade Phillips' players are very good at focusing on the task at hand. They wouldn't have a 16-3 regular-season record if they weren't.

But this installment of Cowboys-Redskins doesn't generate the enthusiasm, the hatred it did for so many years.
Video

There's no question that Cowboys-Eagles has been a bigger rivalry going back to Buddy Ryan vs. Tom Landry and the "Bounty Bowl," when Buddy coached against Jimmy Johnson.

For the younger fan or for those who forgot their history, a quick refresher course is needed.

When the NFL went to four-team divisions in 1967, either the Cowboys or Redskins won the division the first seven years. That's when the Cowboys were establishing themselves as a great franchise. Those were the days in which Cowboys fans loved to hate coach George Allen.

In 40 years as division rivals, either Washington or Dallas has won it 25 times. Some combination of Eagles, Giants and the old St. Louis Cardinals won the other 15.

If you think there's a year missing from this math, the strike of 1982 caused the NFL to group teams by conference.

In the shortened season, the Redskins finished first, the Cowboys finished second, and Washington eventually beat Dallas in the NFC title game.

So the rivalry between these two was established and expanded upon over a period of many years.

And now?

Who generates more passion for Cowboys fans – coach Andy Reid or coach Jim Zorn?

Quarterback Donovan McNabb or quarterback Jason Campbell?

Safety Brian Dawkins or safety LaRon Landry?

Sunday's game at Texas Stadium is the first this season in which the Cowboys have been heavily favored (11 ½ points).

The first three regular-season games all seemed so much bigger than this one.

No one overlooks a season opener, and the Cowboys had no way of knowing the Cleveland Browns they would see would look far different from the dangerous offensive team that went 10-6 in 2007.

Then came the Eagles on a Monday night. No need to even discuss the passion on display in that game.

For a trip to Lambeau Field to face the unbeaten Green Bay Packers, the team was determined to produce the first Cowboys victory ever in that football shrine. Mission accomplished.

Now come the Redskins. They sport a 2-1 record, but it's misleading.

Washington has won a pair of home games over New Orleans, 29-24, and Arizona, 24-17. In those games, the Redskins had a plus-2 advantage in turnovers and barely won both games.

They are 14th in total offense – worst in the division.

They are 13th in total defense – worst in the division.

The Redskins aren't a bad team, but they aren't on the same level as the Giants, Cowboys and Eagles. And it's rare to see this team at the bottom of the NFC East barrel.

It has only three outright finishes in last place in a four-team division in 40 years. And two of those came in Norv Turner's first two years as head coach, when the Cowboys ruled the East.

For Cowboys fans right now, "hating" on Zorn might be almost as hard as "hating" on Norv. The only current Redskins' symbol that generates much passion might be owner Daniel Snyder, but it's not like anyone fears him.

He's more laughable than anything else.

And this game has the potential to be a laugher. It has been a while since the Redskins represented one of those teams the Cowboys had to reach to find extra motivation.

Maybe Zorn and Campbell are in the process of changing that. Maybe those home wins over New Orleans and Arizona are more impressive than I think.

But I doubt it.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/stories/092608dnspocowlishaw.f92034.html

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Non Redskins but still Football post:

Oregon is taking it to USC! They are making b!tches of the trojans.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I predict the following:

1) Skins return a punt/kick for a TD
2) me drinking a lot of Grey Goose
3) if we win this game, we win the division

Posted by: sicwidit | September 25, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Sic, love all those questions...

E
B
D
B
B
A
C
A

Submit that for a poll or somethin'

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Like that third prediction Sic. When we win that game, the Skins will have all the confidence they need to carry them to a Division title!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Curz, um hell yeah! I don't know why but I can't stand USC... Oregon St. is confusing the hell out of them with their play calling right now.

Like the zone blocking with the receivers.

USC = Cowboys = Yankees = Lakers

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 25, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Bruce Smith activated for Sunday's tilt.

You read it here first.

Of course I've had a fee matoobnis

Posted by: Corkczar on the rocks | September 25, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Red, Oregon took it to them last year and looks like they are doing it again. That defense has the usc playbook or something!

Agree on the Cowboys=Yankees=Lakers part.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

This feels like a trap game for Dallas Cowboys

08:14 PM CDT on Thursday, September 25, 2008


Oh gosh - you're way off base here.

Division game nationwide...

Sell that stink somewhere else.

Posted by: GAD | September 25, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Cork, that may have been a fee to many!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure the dallas sportswriter also realizes that the Skins have won 4 of the last 6 meetings. Two squeakers and two absolute whuppings. I mean laughers. Yup, 35-7 and 27-6 when marion barber ran for -6 yards.

I'm all for kicking ass, especially when it comes arrogantly out of texas.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 25, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Damn! Looks like Oregon is playing 15 on D!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

What do you guys like most about the Zorn era (so far)?

D) The 2-1 start

This question is for my hardcore RI folks, not armchair GM's. Which group of youngins would you draft all over again?

B) Thomas, Horton, Reinhart


What's the biggest surprise after 3 games?

E) The "go for it" attitude of Zorn

Would Joe Gibbs have benched Jansen over Heyer?

A) Yes

How many picks will JC throw Sunday?

A) 1

Is Chris Horton that good late round find that we can give some credit to the FO?

B) Yes

We played it cool in the FA market this year, but looking at our gaps who could we have really used?

e) none of the above

Which Redskin would you want to have your back in a barfight?

B) Mike Sellars


Thanks sic

Posted by: cHrIs LaRrY | September 25, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Not that anybody really gives a damn, including me, but that's Oregon State leading the USC right now. The Oregon State Beavers. One of the two (that's right, two!) big universities in this here state.

Oregon are the Ducks, Phil Knight's boys. Subtle difference.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

21-0 Oregon. WOW!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Curzon, obviously the reporter is an idiot. Last I checked, the NFC East was a 5-team division with Arizona/St. Louis until the Houston Texans were added to the league and the league changed to 8 four team divisions.

Anyway, the Skins have a legit shot to win this game, not because the Cowboys won't be focused on the game, but because the Skins are starting to come together and play some ball.

Posted by: JinxMan | September 25, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

sc's getting killed...watch out...girls might be next

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Only in American do people despise success.

USC is going to come back. Book it Dano.

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

sicwidit, nice poll, dude.

What do you guys like most about the Zorn era (so far)?
B) Jason Campbell's play (so far)

Which group of youngins would you draft all over again?
B) Thomas, Horton, Reinhart

What's the biggest surprise after 3 games?
E) The "go for it" attitude of Zorn (added to stuff really working when we've gone for it)

Would Joe Gibbs have benched Jansen over Heyer?
A) Yes (since I believe this was really Bugel's call)

How many picks will JC throw Sunday?
B) 0

Is Chris Horton that good late round find that we can give some credit to the FO?
A) Too Soon (but signs point to yes)

We played it cool in the FA market this year, but looking at our gaps who could we have really used?
E) none of the above

Which Redskin would you want to have your back in a barfight?
A) Clinton Portis (in a melee situation, you get bonus points for crazy)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

sorry nate...but i too am rooting for usc...only reason staying up...

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Jinxman, I was dumbfound when I was reading most of that article.

This is upset weekend, starting with Oregon upsetting USC, and ending with Skins upsetting the girls!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

"sicwidit, nice poll, dude."

Eeeeeew!!!!!


Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

How 'bout Manny and Joe Torre. How crazy would it be if they make it to the World Series?

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

LH, that would be something, but I think that this is the year of the Cubs! Unless the Rays are for real...

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

dealer, I should have made it clear that I could give a flying whatsit about who wins tonight's college fubbal game... I just wanted to make sure y'all know it's Oregon State, not Oregon. Two different schools. Oh, and I generally root for the underdog to upset, in a game when I don't have some compelling rooting interest.

Learned Hand, somehow USC-as-CFB-superpower has never bothered me as much as Notre Dame, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma used to bother me.

As you were...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey guys, it's actually Oregon State. A far inferior team to Oregon.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Nate, didn't catch up to your post before basically reposting what you already posted.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Nate until reading your last post, I have been saying oregon even though the scoreboard says ore st. Thanks for the clarification to this dude drinking too much beer and tequila.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

C'mon, LH, you gotta admit it's a nice poll. What, so now a man can't compliment another man's poll? Sheesh... beer me...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

And the comeback is on. Convert 4th and 9. Score.

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

scamp, I didn't say "far inferior team to Oregon" though. I live up here among these people, Ducks and Beavers everywhere you step, and I can't tell the slightest difference between them.

Maybe my man Redskin Willie can help out -- he's a big Duck fan.

Anyway, here's a toast to you and Curzon and all the peeps. First time I've ever had this, Zywiec (with a little dot over the Z), a Polish beer, in honor of the Polish Festival out here this weekend, one of the most enjoyable events on the civic calendar... cheers...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Dodgers are hot. How many times has the best team not won the World Series. Dodgers winning it with Torre and Yanks not making the playoffs just might be enough to stop the nation's financial crisis and send George on his merry way.

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

That OSU running back is so small they can't hit him low enough to bring him down. But Trojans are making contact sooner.

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Is this the foreskin blog, can we join in, squeeked bye to mediocre teams (which is what are they, time will prove that) and now we are on our way to the super bowl. I know we said we wanted to start our rookie QB after week 1 but its week 4 now and so much has changed, jason is throwing check downs better than anyone and our defense really doesnt stop anyone. I know all the other teams dont talk this much after two not so impressive wins but did you hear how loud we cheered for our team, we are the greatest fans around. Did everyone like the way I matched my pig nose with my dress and I am supposed to be a man!

Posted by: 5rings! | September 25, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Sad thing about Rogers is that he's too small to play in the NFL.

I know he's only a freshman, but I don't see him getting big enough to stand up to an NFL beating.


Oh, and hey, gang. Been reading the main posts, haven't had time lately to follow the jibba-jabba.

Beer recommendation: Kennebunkport Porter (purchased at Trader Joe's)

Posted by: freakzilla | September 25, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Żywiec -- there's the little dot over the Z.

Good, but not quite as good as the Boss Beer (another Polish beer I'd never had before) I had the other night. Though anything with the word "boss" usually makes me a little nervous.

What were we talking about? Oh, the premature celebration the Oregon State Beavers probably had at halftime?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Cheers! right back at you Nate. Good to see you blogging again!! Will have to try one of those polish beers sometime.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Hey, 5rings!, you can do better than that. The Redskins fans who post here provide far better criticism of and sling far harsher insults at the team than you did. Though I will admit your spelling fits right in.

Two wins is two wins. I've been reminding myself that these 2008 Saints and Cards are good teams fielded by historically pathetic franchises. So no real glory there. But who cares about glory in week four? Those wins are worth EXACTLY the same as the Cowboys' last two wins, unless we get into the minutiae of deep tiebreaking rules.

Bring something better next time, amigo.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Where'd you buy your Z beer? The name sounds familiar.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 25, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Careful, Curzon! They're tricky people, the Poles. (There's that homonym again!)

Some of these beers have unusually high alcohol content, for what at first appear to be 'normal' pale lagers. Consider yourself warned.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

OSU players not looking so confident now.

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Here come the Trojans! For a while I thought that Troy was going to fall once again!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

This is it folks, in about 25 hours from now, the mighty Geelong Cats look to go Back-to-Back! It's going to be great, 90,000+ fans at the MCG, great weather.

And most importantly I've got a keg organised to share with 4 of my mates!

So if you're a sports fan, find yourself a pub which has the Setanta Sports channel, and watch a hard and tough game of footy!

Posted by: kost52 | September 25, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Nate, have not met a high alcohol beer I did not like. And since most of my drinking is at home, I fear no beer!!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Both the Zywiec and Boss were on the shelf at the local groc chain, New Seasons, which has a terrific beer selection. (Another reason to come visit us on the other side of the Columbia!)

Also in the fridge right now is the excellent Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest brew, though they are going fast.

Kennebunkport Porter, eh? Will look for it next time I'm at TJ's.

LH, dealer, you guys were so right about this comeback... Beaver Fever waning...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Nate, I've had the Zywiec, it's nice, but my favourite of the Polish beers that I've tried was Brok, was very nice.

Posted by: kost52 | September 25, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

(And thanks, Curz, I was on vacation and skipped out on the blog... though I did meet up with some of the blog peeps in real life, which was awesome. I didn't miss much, it turns out, and I got back just in time to lend my voice quite unnecessarily to all that tampering nonsense... good for me, good for America...)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of other NFC East teams, I'm not yet convinced the Gints are 4 reals.

Sure, they clobbered the winless Rams, but so did previously winless Seattle. And that Seattle clobbering of the Rams came in the same week that the Gints had to go to OT to beat the winless Bengals.

And against the Skins, the Gints had one quarter of offensive productivity. Had the Skins offense played like they have the past two weeks, the Redskins win that one.

Also, the first Google ad on my current RI page is for "Dallas Cowboys garter." "Bid on Dallas Cowboys garter now! Find Wedding Apparel."

Authentic Cowboys garters, just like Romo and T.O. wear!

Posted by: freakzilla | September 25, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Nate, I'll check Top Foods for the Zywiec. They have a great beer selection.

Another one to look for at TJ's: Black Toad.


Come on, you Beavers.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 25, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

nate, i guess me rooting for sc against os would be more fitting if i was actually in cali. btw we're getting the cali fever again...trying to line up interviews for november...just shoot me!!! now!

alright...i'm falling asleep...peace out!

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Intriguing, kost.

"Brok Sambor Export
Is a lager that has been brewed in Koszalin for more than 120 years. Thanks to its mild, aromatic taste, Brok Sambor has always been the preferred beer in the region. The water used for the brewing process is pumped up from the underground in Europe's cleanest region, and the special hops are grown in an area close to the Baltic."

Hail to yer Geelong Cats! Fan question: I know it was a long time since your boys won the title, but on the verge of winning your second, do you think everyone else in the league now has come to resent you? (Remembering how much I enjoyed the Patriots' upset of the Rams to win their first title, and then how much I had come to despise them when they won their second title.)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 25, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Agreed freakzilla although I think their playcalling kept the Skins in the game. They weren't satisfied to pound the Skins into submission.

I think the division's strength is offense even in light of Philly's performance against the Steelers. I have the Skins scoring at least 24 Sunday and winning if the have no more than one TO.

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

OSU got this lead running. Why are they passing now?

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

I think some of these Trojans have been hanging out at Richie Perry's house.

Posted by: LH | September 25, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

i wonder if mcknight's tanking this game...to pay off some sorta debt...

Posted by: dealer | September 25, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

LH, another 3 and out for usc, so OS still has control of the game. I'm pulling for USC, but OS seems to be pumped for this game again.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 25, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Watching this game, I find it hard to believe that OS is 1-2.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 26, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Nate, not sure if we're resented, in the last few weeks, we've been getting called cocky, but I think that's just because the fans are confident, and it's hard not to be confident when you've won 40 of 42. The team we're playing this weekend is a past powerhouse (5 Premierships between '83-'91), so they aren't exactly a fan favourite. Geelong is pretty popular because they've changed the way the game is played. Before this Geelong team, Aussie Rules was going a bit like soccer, posess the ball, defend your goal, and we were getting close games but low scores, Geelong plays a bit like the Phoenix Suns, great to watch, but the difference being, that while Geelong are the highest scoring team in the league, they also have the best defense. The average score this season was 97.65, the Cats average 121.45 For, and 75.04 Against.

Posted by: kost52 | September 26, 2008 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Ball game.

Posted by: LH | September 26, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Looks like it's over!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 26, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

And Oregon State goes up 27-14 with 2:39 remaining.

Gotta love college fubball.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 26, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

JinxMan, I can't believe you wrote that! JLC trying to help Vinny???? Just doing his job??? Freakin' hilarious!!! JLC despises Vinny and embraces every opportunity to bash him and the FO.

JLC was after BLOOD.....wanted to bring Vinny down but it backfired on him. And now he and Post plan to simply ignore it and hope it will disappear.

HILARIOUS!!

Posted by: ANON | September 26, 2008 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Hail to the... Beavers?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 26, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

A Toast to the Beavers and Nate in the PDX!!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 26, 2008 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Three things we know about the Cowboys

1. They can stop the run. Last season, the only running back to gain more than 100 yards against them was Clinton Portis. It happened in the season finale when Dallas rested most of its starters. The 3-4 front is geared to stop the run, but it’s the Cowboys’ talent that makes it work. Nose guard Tank Johnson can be difficult to control.

2. The running game is underrated. Between powerful Marion Barber and explosive Felix Jones, the Cowboys can beat teams on the ground attack alone. Barber runs behind a big, powerful line, but he also runs low to the ground and hard and averages 4.6 yards per carry. Jones is a gamebreaker; if he turns the corner, watch out.

3. The secondary is questionable. Dallas’ corners are excellent — Anthony Henry, Terence Newman and Adam Jones form a solid group. But the safeties, Ken Hamlin and Patrick Watkins can be beaten. The trick is, giving the quarterback enough time to make it happen.

http://www.dcexaminer.com/sports/Redskins_today_92608.html

Posted by: Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Cedar, you had to think about it? WOW!!!!

Posted by: Oak | September 26, 2008 12:37 AM | Report abuse

What do you guys like most about the Zorn era (so far)?
E) All of the above

This question is for my hardcore RI folks, not armchair GM's. Which group of youngins would you draft all over again?
B) Thomas, Horton, Reinhart

What's the biggest surprise after 3 games?
D) All the optimism after we condemned JC and Zorn to hell

Would Joe Gibbs have benched Jansen over Heyer?
B) No

How many picks will JC throw Sunday?
A) 1

Is Chris Horton that good late round find that we can give some credit to the FO?
B) Yes

We played it cool in the FA market this year, but looking at our gaps who could we have really used?
C) Lance Briggs

Which Redskin would you want to have your back in a barfight?
B) Mike Sellars

Posted by: Chief Zee | September 26, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse


Logically, the 'skins have no chance Sunday

Logically the Beavers had no chance Thursday.

HTTR!

Posted by: Corkczar | September 26, 2008 1:24 AM | Report abuse

+++ "God 'elp us, mate. We don't know where we are, and he doesn't know who he is!"

That's the condition of 21st-century man. We don't know who we are: beloved individuals created in the image of God. And we don't know where we are: drifting away from His objective moral standards. God help us.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 25, 2008 8:43 PM+++

If God is resorting to drunken sailor jokes to recruit Sinners, He needs to hire more Jewish writers.

Interesting that Peter denied Christ three times. I wonder if when asked his name he answered "Anonymous"

Posted by: Corkczar | September 26, 2008 1:30 AM | Report abuse

+++Hey guys, it's actually Oregon State. A far inferior team to Oregon.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2008 10:59 PM+++

Not tonight they ain't.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 26, 2008 1:40 AM | Report abuse

What happened to Cork on the Rocks?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:41 AM | Report abuse

+++Hey guys, it's actually Oregon State. A far inferior team to Oregon.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2008 10:59 PM+++

Not tonight they ain't.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 26, 2008 1:40 AM

Oregon lost at home to Boise State last weekend. Seems like Oregon State might not be so inferior.

Posted by: Beaver Nation | September 26, 2008 4:02 AM | Report abuse

Re: Heyer penalty - Czabe was asking the same question and asked their Skins beat reporter to ask vinny during 'Inside the Spin Zone'...

(Andy: It's Red Zone, not Bill O'Reilly)

Dealer, I just took a few days off so I'll be chiliin in the house, not i=at work in Chinatown. Sorry.....

Posted by: 4th | September 26, 2008 5:01 AM | Report abuse

I think our defense is better than the results thus far. I believe Springs was out week 1, Smoot was banged up week 3, JT hasnt been completely healthy all season, and LaRon didnt play in the pre-season. Blache hasnt been putting Rogers out on an island, and it looks like hes gaining confidence, and Horton seems to only have upside.

Plus, penalties extended scoring drives against the Cards - a roughing the passer and a PI, so there was definitly the potential to play much better in the future.

Posted by: Mattsoundworld | September 26, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

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