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Guest Blog AEE

Heard from AEE yesterday but just got a chance to post his guest blog today.

Here it is:

With the news that the Skins might be signing Mr. Reche Caldwell in the next few hours. Something came to mind.

#1. B. Lloyd showing his true colors against Miami.

And

#2. The lack of a big WR (especially down near the endzone).

2 years ago on opening day, the Skins trotted out Sean Taylor on offense when they were in scoring position. He was used as a decoy. I am suggesting that once they are inside the 25 yard line, and in scoring range. The Washington Redskins put #21 out there on offense. He's Big. He's Strong. He's Fast. He can probably out jump most DB's in the NFL.

Not that Caldwell is a good or bad idea. I really don't know.


I think in past years, they might have been worried that he could get hurt. That he is needed more on defense. Yadda, yadda, yadda. But, that was last year. Even with the Shawn Springs mystery, the DB corps are much deeper than in previous years. Landry seems stable, and Sean doesn't need to do it all. Not to mention that if anybody noticed, the top tackler was a LB on Sunday. Not a Safety. Rocky and London seem to have their acts together.

The stories of his offseason and training camp aren't a secret. He's been dedicated, focused, and mature.

So hooray for Sean......and hooray for using him in the redzone on offense.

Hugs....not drugs.

Uncle AEE

By Jason La Canfora  |  September 12, 2007; 10:51 AM ET
 
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panties,

Posted by: dcsween | September 12, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

HAYYY! JLa time to fix the depth chart. Fabini will never see time
at tackle ... obviously still wonder why the kept him.

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Sean was a running back in high school, I would mind seeing him behind Sellars in a jumbo package. Cooley is all the big receiver threat we need in the red zone.

Posted by: Jack | September 12, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Brandon Lloyd seventh wide receiver? With 12 million in his pocket? Originally a 4th rounder with SF? Danny is this worst than Gardner or what?

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Also loving the fact that the linebackers, not the secondary, is leading in tackles. Means the D-line is functioning and operable. Thanks for the guest blog, even if only for being a new thread that refreshes more quickly!

Posted by: dcsween | September 12, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Put Cooley split out, Yoder and Pucillo in a jumbo package, with the Reaper following Mike "the Man" Sellers.
you get cooley on a corner=mismatch
Yoder proved in that Tampa game last year he can catch, so if you play action pass he's an option
And jumbo off tackle to Samuels side with Kendall, Samuels, Yoder, Pucillo, Sellars blocking in front of the Reaper with a head of steam. Ouch, TD Skins!

Posted by: Jack | September 12, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I am open to Taylor at wideout.

Taylor behind Sellars in a jumbo package? Not so much.

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | September 12, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

ARE has to be #2 receiver at this point. Caldwell was a very good receiver with the Pats, but choked when it counted. But he has to be an upgrade over B Lloyd. Let's get him while we can!

Posted by: cosmofla | September 12, 2007 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Caldwell is a possession type receiver like James Thrash. Probably faster if he was take in 2nd round.

Moss, Randle El, Caldwell, Thrash. Its good enough I think.

Taylor still needs to work on learning the safety position. He's not Darrel Green yet. And if he had Darrel Green speed he would be back on punt returns like Darrel when they needed a spark or just wanted to throw the opposing special teams into a tizzy.

That's really where you can make the most impact with speed on punt returns on teams.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2007 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Why Lloyd not being targeted. I think they tried to throw it to him twice last game. Is he just not getting open?

Posted by: Fat Bob | September 12, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Why is he a better option at WR, where he's never played than at RB where he played his entire career and was recruited by Miami as a RB then converted to safety?

Posted by: Jack | September 12, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Sheesh Jack. You talke about me with Priest Holmes? You guys make less sense making a receiver or a running back out of a safety who drops interceptions?

They need a punt returning tandem like Brian Mitchell and Darell Green first.

I shake my head ruefully.

Hey Jack let's convert Pucillo to a jumbo punt returner?

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Jack,

Re: Cooley in the Red Zone, while I agree that he is the threat, I'm thinking other teams will think that too ... and double cover.

Just like that second TE who caught the TD pass for the Dolphins before the half, I think Yoder will be getting on the field for Red Zone snaps ... and produce like in the Tampa game last season. Cooley, Yoder, Sellers. Those should be the RZ receivers. Then Portis off tackle for the TD. :)

Posted by: dcsween | September 12, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

A troubling comment from the last thread which I'll be a jerk and post up here:

***
Nate - I'm trying to move the discussion back to football. Please join me.

All other chat is superfluous.

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | September 12, 2007 10:51 AM
***

Sounds to me like someone is confessing to be the nickname-faker, and trying to explain away the faking as an effort to turn the conversation on this blog "back to football." And I am guessing I was picked out because I am the most prominent poster of non-football comments.

I appreciate your fessing up to this, dude, if that was in fact a confession, but you have to know this blog is bigger than me, or you, or anybody at this point.

It's going to be heavy on football when there's football to discuss -- see this past weekend -- and in other times it will be heavy on the jibba jabba. Jason set the tone for that from the very beginning, over a year ago now.

Ticking me off by faking my nickname doesn't seem to serve any purpose, does it?

Thanks..,


[Watermark: kost52's fantasy EPL team is called "Oz Oranje."]

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 12, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Taylor at wide out? And you guys didn't think Priest Holmes could play wide receiver ... you guys are NUTS NUTS NUTS, The guy has
lousy hands that's why he's a safety.

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

It seems like we really haven't seen much of the Reaper yet this year. I know it's only been 1 game, and he didn't play very much during preseason. But with his reputation, you gotta figure teams are definitely planning on avoiding his "side" of the field. Why not give him a shot on offense? I remember Champ Baily running a TD on the edge in the red zone and even catching a few on offense. It would seem even more brutal to give the rock to Taylor.

Posted by: Uncle Heyron | September 12, 2007 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Jack, I see you posted before I did ... and that I was reading your mind.

Posted by: dcsween | September 12, 2007 11:07 AM | Report abuse

I'll repeat what's already been said:

Nike's Stephen Jackson/Shawn Merriman commericial with the Mohicans music in the background is epic. I want to hit somebody when I see it. (hopefully not one of my students, i saw it during lunch)

Posted by: Dorf | September 12, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Hey sfskin I think Nate and I posted together here ...

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

What is the quickest way to get to DCA from FedEx? How long is the ride and would someone have enough time to make a 630 flight if they left FedEx at 415 after a 100 game?

Thanks, guys...

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | September 12, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

I'm just responding to the blog, we are fine with Portis at RB, I don't want anybody else. But if they were ever to use Taylor at offense, which they shouldn't so I guess it makes this kind of a silly guest blog, but if they were they outta use him where he has experience at not at somewhere he's never played before, kinda like priest holmes at wr. But I never said Pucillo should be anywhere but where he is and was used often last year as the jumbo package TE. I'm perfectly happy with Kendall, Samuels, Yoder, Pucillo, and Sellars leading the way off tackle from the 1 for CP!

Posted by: Jack | September 12, 2007 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Don't forget, Champ played both ways in college. There's no doubt that Taylor is a bona fide big-time athlete, on that I think we all agree. And it may in fact work out for him to play WR in certain limited situations.

Right now, though, the offense at this point could use a heavy dose of consistency from JC. If JC can mature quickly into the QB we all hope he can become, the offense will be fine. (assuming they stay healthy, etc)

Posted by: P Diddy | September 12, 2007 11:10 AM | Report abuse

"Champ Baily running a TD on the edge in the red zone and even catching a few on offense."

BAILEY HAS good hands thus all the interceptions. He also returned punts here. Bailey is very fast. Not as fast as Darrell Green was but he is taller ... Bailey like Roy Green could convert to receiver. BY why would you? He is more valuable where he is.

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Any update on getting Marcus Mason back? While I know he's done nothing on the pro-level yet, I thought he was a good find for the team.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | September 12, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

re: nate's twin

nate, i'm sorry brother. i really am. but whomever that person is is a big fan of your posts it seems. what i can suggest for that person is to post under a moniker that suggests he's a big fan of yours. such as "i luv nate". "i want to hug nate". "i want to do nate". "nate & i", "nate's #1 fan", "nate's twin", "i wanna be like nate".

cuz i don't think whomever is doing it is doing out of any vandetta against you.

i'm enjoying it. but mostly because of your reaction to them (like watching a friend running into a glass door) and i'm always guessing if it's you posting or not. and i'm usually 50-50 at that.

what else...going on...ohh yeah greg de boston...ehhh don't have the time...maybe later

Posted by: dealer | September 12, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Ricky Bobby, I still think the fastest way after a game (and you might have to leave before the end of the 4th quarter) is Metro. Try www.metroopensdoors.com That site will give you exact transit times and 'fastest route' info from station-to-station based on day of the week and time of day based on when you need to arrive.

Posted by: dcsween | September 12, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Hurray Beer!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

I'm not down with it. I think it would befuddle the message that Taylor is a destructive force to be reckoned with.

I don't doubt he would be awesome as an additional (admittedly trick) outlet. But is that really the message the skins want to send? We can't beat you with our receiving corps, so we'll send in our safety?

The redskins just signed their 'big' reciever to an extension. Moss & ARE have enough 'go up & git it' as anyone in the league.

One more good reciever would be nice and if he is big, even nicer. But I wouldn't want to send the kind of message featuring Taylor on offense would send. Too gimicky. Too....Dallasy... ew. Tinny.

Posted by: The AMAZING Dik Shuttle | September 12, 2007 11:12 AM | Report abuse

NO HANDS IS A PROBLEM. Taylor is a tackling machine that needs work making interceptions before he gets converted to receiver. Hey I heard Priest Holmes is interested in coming here ...

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:12 AM | Report abuse

sween,

yeah, I just thought about Metro!

Thanks!!!

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | September 12, 2007 11:12 AM | Report abuse

True Periculum,

I think Baily as receiver was because the team HAD no real reciever threats, and trung candidate wasn't exactly a red zone threat either...

Posted by: Uncle Heyron | September 12, 2007 11:13 AM | Report abuse

"Any update on getting Marcus Mason back?"

Update from the governator; he'll be baaack.

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:13 AM | Report abuse

But Peri, I think you could ask anybody and they would tell you that the Reaper has some of the best ball skill in the league, he to my memory has never dropped a INT he should have caught and has made a couple spectacular diving INT's. (Tampa, Arizona) So don't say he has bad hands, he shouldn't be playing WR for us and won't be, but he doesn't "have bad hands which is why he's a safety" he's a safety cause he has great ballhawking skills and is a heat seeking missle.

Posted by: Jack | September 12, 2007 11:13 AM | Report abuse

rickybobby, unfortunately you can't stay until the end of the game. if you do then it'll be a miracle for you to get out of the parking lot by 5 PM.

Posted by: dealer | September 12, 2007 11:14 AM | Report abuse

What is the big deal with Caldwell's "choking potential?" Are we in the super bowl yet? Are we playing for a division title or a playoff berth? We got to get to that point first before we start worrying who will choke. One week at a time guys. 1-0 means SJK. Last time I checked these guys play until December. Let me know about Caldwell's super bowl chokes when it's relevant.

Posted by: Dorf | September 12, 2007 11:14 AM | Report abuse

And how many INTs did they have last year? Yeah he is a heat seeking missile. And as LaRon develops they'll soon have two! That's the ticket. Not WR. I think they will play Thrash more as Caldwell gets broken in.

If you cut Lloyd you give him his 12 mil for free. I wish they had the old cab squad. You could relegate him there and make him sit up in the booth the way Allen did with Sonny (who didn't deserve
that treatment.). He could entertain the crowd at half-time with his antics.

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Grilliams switched to the traditional two safety arrangement (free and strong) BECAUSE Sean Taylor has good hands. As for the running abilities of a free safety once he has the ball in his hands, see Ed Reed's punt return. Especially intriguing idea given the speed and size of Taylor, not to mention the burst.

Posted by: dcsween | September 12, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Caldwell chokes Thrash don't. It will all work out.

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I think thats a pretty desperate idea. I can invision trotting Sean out there occasionally, season on the line situation or a Dallas grudge match, but on any kind of basis? Thats just silly.

Watch the games and you'll see that the Reaper is always on the point of attack. He's also rarely spelled. As an integral part of our defense, we can't run him out there on offense because like it or not it will run him down.

These "super smart" coaches have enough size and talent on offense in the red zone (i.e. Cooley, YODER, Sellars). The grass grows, bee's sting, The Reaper knocks people out.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | September 12, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I appreciate the guest blog, AEE, and I like where you're coming from, but it feels kind of gimmicky to me. And what I want from Al Saunders this season is markedly less gimmickry (is that a word?); I want simple execution of a doggone effective, efficient offense, and more cow bell.

Would having SeanTay in there instead of someone else (a RB, WR, TE, to wit, a dude paid to play a skill position) make us more effective in the red zone? Really hard to say. Not impossible, just hard to say.

Anyway..,


[Watermark: Redcoat's EPL fantasy team bears the puntastic name "Charlton Arthritic." I miss Redcoat up here.]

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 12, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to see Taylor on punt returns first. I'm sure who ever tackles him would pay a dear price. Then wide receiver.

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

dcsween, thank you, please debate with peri for me, I grow weary with it. We had no Ints last year because our dline took the season off and our LB save Marcus we're piss poor so Taylor had to play up and led the team in tackles. It hard to tackle RB's and pick off passes. Taylor didn't regress last year, he was by himself in that defense and balled. We got Fletcher and Landry to free him up to do what he does best, pick off passes and crush people over the middle.

Posted by: Jack | September 12, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Sween he switched because he wants Taylor to have the freedom to go to the ball and wreak havoc. Not for his int skills. He is a better player outside of the disciplined stay in the box scheme.

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

dorf, someone's worried about caldwell's "choking potential"??? he's slated to be the #3 receiver! hello!!! for us to worry about that following would've had to have happened:

1. santana on IR
2. cooley on IR
f. CP on IR
6. JC on IR

dudes seriously this team has some weapons on offense. look at the panthers. they only have ONE. and they still score more points than the skins. they don't need a #3 or #4 or #6 they need a BIG TARGET right now for JC. i guess that's why he's so good at lobbing bombs cuz the height of the recievers don't come in to affect.

rember that WIDE OPEN miss of santana moss in the 3rd or 4th quarter for a first down?

Posted by: dealer | September 12, 2007 11:22 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: dealer | September 12, 2007 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Ok. My wife just called and asked if I wanted an autographed shirt from Darryl Green?

I'm like 'is he there right now?' She said 'yes'. "I said F*#K Yay I want a shirt. I can't believe you even had to ask me?"

She works at INOVA Loudon. Closets hospital to Redskin's park..

Posted by: 4th Floor | September 12, 2007 11:22 AM | Report abuse

In modern defenses its the corners who get all the interceptions.
See Champ Bailey and Asante Samuels interception leaders.
Not the safeties. I believe that Grilliams wants to blitz Taylor and Landry because they can terrorize the quarterback. Striking fear into the heart of a QB causes turnovers.

Posted by: periculum | September 12, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Personally, I'm fine with one of the most dangerous returners in the league, ARE, and it is more dangerous to return punts than play offense, keep Sean exactly where he is, we have the talent to compete at every position as is. We just need to stay healthy.

Posted by: Jack | September 12, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

The Skins did have SOME interceptions last year. I could pull the numbers, but I remember that the picks started in the Carolina game (first Fox, then Taylor).

Posted by: dcsween | September 12, 2007 11:25 AM | Report abuse

RB,

Def Metro and if you leave at 4 you would prob be ok. I wouldn't push it much past then. Sunday afternoon is busy at the airport and the security lines will be pretty nasty.


Ref: Reaper the Reciever

If you want him as a decoy fine. As any real threat I think we are beyond that now.

Posted by: Skinz | September 12, 2007 11:25 AM | Report abuse

New Post!

and Peri, do you just not care what double G said all offseason? that he wanted to free ST up to get picks and force fumbles, not blitz or play in the box. And I guess Ed Reed and Troy Polomolollloo don't get any INT's.

Posted by: Jack | September 12, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

I'm only talking about the Redzone here. I know it sounds like a gimmick. But, in recent years we've seen teams using defensive guys on offense down in the redzone. Its not a trick. Its all about matchups.

Who could cover Taylor? Or out jump him?

Posted by: AEE | September 12, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

these guest blogs get more meaningless and horrible each time i read one. what happened to the ones with interesting information like that defense one megskins wrote for like the first or second guest blog ever. i could of thrown together this piece of crap in like 20 seconds, the least you coulda done is said something inciteful AEE person.

also to the jack person, troy polamalu doesnt really get INTs. Guys like Ed Reed and Darren Sharper do tho

Posted by: X | September 12, 2007 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Personally, I'm fine with one of the most dangerous returners in the league, ARE, and it is more dangerous to return punts than play offense, keep Sean exactly where he is, we have the talent to compete at every position as is. We just need to stay healthy.

Posted by: Jack | September 12, 2007 11:23 AM

Jack,

I must say that I don't quite agree that ARE is all that as a returner. I was on the nose bleed seats last Sunday and what dawned on me and others around me that ARE tends to think too much before making a move. A group behind me mentioned that he moves like a crab (i.e., moving left to right) before running vertically.) Don't get me wrong, I think he has the quickness to be elusive, he just need to make a decision much quicker.


Posted by: Stop | September 12, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I'm all for using Sean Taylor in the Redzone/Goalline plays to get the TD... A few weeks ago on an older post... I actually suggested we go back to using him like before... so I'm right there with ya...

Just heard on sportstalk980 David Boston was release by the Bucs... I say we bring him in for a workout... if he can still play he's exactly what we need at WR. He used to be a beast, but all the those injuries may have taken a toll...

Posted by: E in VB | September 12, 2007 1:07 PM | Report abuse

How many INTs did Taylor have last year?
Do you really want him as a receiver? Usually the reason a player is in the defensive secondary instead of playing wideout is b/c he isn't as dexterous as a receiver.

Posted by: HarryMerkin | September 12, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

E in VB, for what it's worth, I'm not a fan of David Boston.

To me, he's in that category of guys with tremendous physical gifts who turned out to be just not that interested in football. So I would avoid that one, since we already have one attitude-problem headache among the WR flock..,

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 12, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Boston was cut for the self-roofie (roofy?).

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Bad idea. If the Reaper could catch like a pro WR, he wouldn't be a safety.

Posted by: LH | September 12, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

The Reaper and Capt. Chaos lined up with Sellers in the backfield. We'd see some dribbles on the goal line. And I ain't talkin' basketball...

Posted by: hootchboy | September 12, 2007 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Boston is a goatrope.

Posted by: hootchboy | September 12, 2007 6:05 PM | Report abuse

How about we get Chris Cooley into the offensive scheme, fellas?

Posted by: BlackOps | September 12, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

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