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Haiku Man Is Back

Not much intro needed here. The Man Is Back.
Here's his guest blog:

I challenge the Peanut Gallery to a Haiku-a-thon. Subject: A Pre-Season Issue Facing the Redskins. If you want to remind RI of the format, it is 5-7-5 for a total of 17 syllables -- bonus points if you can actually get a traditional image of nature in it while still making it topic relevant! Here are my entries to kick things off:

Redskins' Space Cowboys:
A saint, chief, genius, and hog.
One last chance at moon!

Lax camp doomed last year
Toughness versus risk looms large
Just win safe, baby!

New system, year two.
Does familiarity
Bred contempt...or wins?

Does Soup satisfy
Or will offense go hungry
On watery gruel?

By Jason La Canfora  |  August 5, 2007; 7:24 PM ET
 
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Comments

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Posted by: joeinannapolis | August 5, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Back for more, H-Man?
Prepare to meet your maker
Er...Monday; it's late

*yawn*

Posted by: MV Dame | August 5, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

'ku is da man!

jason, why so quiet? there's no nooz at all?? hard to believe.

-LG

Posted by: littery genius | August 5, 2007 8:02 PM | Report abuse

worried i am
about the season
will fall bring fall
or spring chicken
will become of brunello

hope does not know why
maybe no hope for JC
this season or next
maybe

no 85 bears defense
JC no manning or brady
worried i am
about the season
will autumn bring fall or
fountain of youth this
whole team will be

nfc east this is
not west of afc nor nfc
here run is the beast
that will slay the 700 finessed dragon
gutt 40 will do
worried about the season i am

-LG

Posted by: littery genius | August 5, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Can't touch this Haiku
I can make it rhyme to boot
D-line suspect, shoot

Posted by: LH | August 5, 2007 8:18 PM | Report abuse

dealer (or whatever your name is now), I wear Nike shorts that feel like cotton and which I purchased at the Nike store. You can get them from nike.com, SKU #234779. I swear by them.

Posted by: P Diddy | August 5, 2007 8:19 PM | Report abuse

SMACK, the reason I posted the Irvin article is that Lisa mentioned that Irvin's speech was "great for anyone going through challenges in life."

I'm going through a rough patch right now (nothing like Ahmad's, fortunately for me), so decided to see if the Playmaker had any words of wisdom for me.

Posted by: P Diddy | August 5, 2007 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Hail to the Redskins!
Jason La Canfora's blog
Hails their victories!

Posted by: KK | August 5, 2007 8:24 PM | Report abuse

not to be a ibtch or anything diddy, but not what i was looking for. they have to be 100% cotton.

Posted by: LG | August 5, 2007 8:32 PM | Report abuse

No scrimmage updates
Now just a haiku guest blog
Camp start changed little

Posted by: bad newz blogger | August 5, 2007 8:32 PM | Report abuse

our defensive line
last year a rock it was not
we get nobody

Posted by: skin condition | August 5, 2007 9:02 PM | Report abuse

The Saints are not looking good in the Hall of Fame game against the Steelers.....

dealer, why did you change your name to LG?

Posted by: Lisa | August 5, 2007 9:10 PM | Report abuse


Ad spot apropos
Alludes to Skins' key question:
Just a fantasy?

Posted by: HaikuMan | August 5, 2007 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Do not need more work
Our Camp started earlier
That horse is so dead

Posted by: 4th Street Ace | August 5, 2007 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Mark Brunnel no good
Todd Collins should be no. 2
Jordan P is the third

Posted by: dcfred | August 5, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

"our defensive line
last year a rock it was not
we get nobody"

Lol!

Like I said after the draft, I hope Landry can play D-line because everyone is going to be running right up the middle just like they did last year.

Lisa dear, it's just preseason. :)

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | August 5, 2007 9:37 PM | Report abuse

"Like I said after the draft, I hope Landry can play D-line because everyone is going to be running right up the middle just like they did last year."

I think if that happens Snyder will fire Williams in the middle of the season. They did go and get his middle linebacker from Buffalo just for that purpose.

Posted by: periculum | August 5, 2007 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Sons of Dallas and all your dirty words.
Gather round your table of the turds.
Eat your potty, drink Texas mud.
And you'll sing a song of crud.

Posted by: periculum | August 5, 2007 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Brandon Lloyd the red-finned tuna,
Had a very shiny fin.
And if you ever saw it it would even make you grin.
All of the mermaids and sea hags use to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Brandon join in any dating games.
Then when foggy sargasso sea.
Dan Snyder came to say, Brandon with your fin so bright, won't
you lead my Redskins tonight?
Then how the mermaids loved him as they shouted out with glee,
Brandon the red-finned tuna you'll be canned in a fishery.

Posted by: periculum | August 5, 2007 10:23 PM | Report abuse

The "Rudolph" song. (sorry made some minor errs)

Brandon Lloyd the red-finned tuna,
Had a very shiny fin.
And if you ever saw it it would even make you grin.
All of the mermaids and sea hags used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Brandon join in any dating games.
Then one foggy sargasso sea.
Dan Snyder came to say, Brandon with your fin so bright, won't
you guide my Redskins tonight?
Then how the mermaids loved him as they shouted out with glee,
Brandon the red-finned tuna you'll be canned in a fishery.

Posted by: periculum | August 5, 2007 10:30 PM | Report abuse

I need some of the crack you are smoking

Posted by: Wow | August 5, 2007 10:35 PM | Report abuse

I think we just had our first jacked-up of the season. Robert Meachem looks like he just aged three years on one hit.

Diddy, I appreciate the Irvin link. Sorry to hear you've been down. You are a resourceful guy, put a double-move on your problems, grab a Brunello, and get ready for some football.

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 10:47 PM | Report abuse

No crack or any other smoking, just hemp salve made with leaves not the seeds. Works wonders for dark circles. :)

Posted by: periculum | August 5, 2007 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Looks like I "hiked" your "ku". NEXT ... RLMAO

Posted by: periculum | August 5, 2007 10:50 PM | Report abuse

A winged unicorn?
Means T.O. pops pills, not us.
Our end is Kool-Aid

Posted by: dcsween | August 5, 2007 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Two? Smoot or Rogers
Secondary improvement
While dealer picks shorts

Posted by: LH | August 5, 2007 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Confucius once say
Beware of shorts from China
Naughty bits fall off

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Defense like tofu
Turnovers like snowflakes fall
The play is blown dead

Posted by: Curzer-san | August 5, 2007 11:23 PM | Report abuse

An interception,
Dropped like a hot potato.
Oh Mister Rogers.

Posted by: kost52 | August 5, 2007 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Is Campbell for real?
2 footballs, 1 choice
But was that tape spliced?

Posted by: TDawg | August 5, 2007 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Irvin in the Hall
Art Monk is on the sidelines
National disgrace

Posted by: TDawg | August 5, 2007 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Ravens v. Redskins
120-degrees
That field was so hot.

Posted by: TDawg | August 5, 2007 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Ice bridge to Russia
The last Cowboys playoff victory
Jagged little pill

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 11:38 PM | Report abuse

I could go all day
That could get quite annoying
I will stop now; peace.

Posted by: TDawg | August 5, 2007 11:38 PM | Report abuse

playoff win

win
win
win

damn these fingers

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 11:38 PM | Report abuse

if you're gonna miss it, might as well miss it huge

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 11:39 PM | Report abuse

The key to success?
A year, free of injury,
Fresh, eternal Springs.

Posted by: kost52 | August 5, 2007 11:40 PM | Report abuse

It's brutal
Haikuing under the influence
SJK it

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Lloyd runs to catch!
Like a loud shallow river
with a beaver dam

Carlos gets at ball!
Bird flies into rock mountain
Bounces to ground

Posted by: FlimFlam | August 5, 2007 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Young Jason, ask not
For whom the camp bell tolls
It tolls for LBP

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 5, 2007 11:56 PM | Report abuse

It tolls for Casey B?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 5, 2007 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Eh, that sucked. I'm not even under the influence and I can't get this going.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 5, 2007 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Leave it to Boys fan
A real Hall of Fame jackass
To destroy Art form

Posted by: SMACK | August 6, 2007 12:00 AM | Report abuse

(Cue Bizarro Barney Fife. Bring it on, man.)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 6, 2007 12:01 AM | Report abuse

It really hurts that there is no fake SMACK you know. Even idiot anonymous losers wouldn't want to be me.

Posted by: SMACK | August 6, 2007 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Who woulda thunk a five-seven-five format would be so difficult, SMACK? Ugh.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 6, 2007 12:05 AM | Report abuse

That double vision
Count fingers and cut in half
Foreigner still rocks

Posted by: SMACK | August 6, 2007 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Portis, Samuels
Dogged by comments, laughing
Out for weeks, knee-jerk.

Posted by: Chuck Smith, Woodbridge-not | August 6, 2007 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Bad knees and pulled groins
Hard yet soft training camp woes
Hope springs eternal!

Posted by: Cruzer-san | August 6, 2007 12:27 AM | Report abuse

Oh Great Czarina
Of Style Invitational
Can I have a shirt?

Posted by: SMACK | August 6, 2007 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Faux Cowgirl fan, he
(Double SMACK to back of head!)
Why so much time here?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2007 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Redskins Superbowl
That is all i have to say
Guaranteed winners

Posted by: Fat Bob | August 6, 2007 12:35 AM | Report abuse

If you have to ask
(These folks are not worth my time?)
Then you'll never know

Posted by: SMACK | August 6, 2007 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Imposters, I crave.
Alas, a fool steps forward!
TDawg is mighty

Posted by: SMACK via TDawg | August 6, 2007 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Revised:

Imposters, I crave.
Alas, a fool steps forward!
TDawg is righteous.

Posted by: TDawg | August 6, 2007 12:47 AM | Report abuse

I am just here to
Enliven the rivalry
Someone get a broom

Posted by: SMACK | August 6, 2007 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Really did not ask.
(Rhetorical question.)
But you took the bait.

Posted by: Fake SMACK (so there) | August 6, 2007 12:51 AM | Report abuse

As I said before
Live every week like shark week
Catch ya later chum

Posted by: SMACK | August 6, 2007 12:57 AM | Report abuse

So, Jimmy Buffet
Was at Virgin festival?
You stealth Fins fan, too?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2007 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Yes Buffet was there
And Leonard Davis ate him
Everybody wins

Posted by: SMACK | August 6, 2007 1:11 AM | Report abuse

Like car accident
I now peek between fingers
Redskins start new season

Posted by: Stumped | August 6, 2007 1:12 AM | Report abuse

Redskins first draft pick
Was it you who shot LaRon?
Dangling grapefruits

Posted by: Stumped | August 6, 2007 1:18 AM | Report abuse

It is a good thing
These don't have to be sonnets
Last two lines a SJK!

Posted by: SMACK | August 6, 2007 1:19 AM | Report abuse

SJK SJ
SJK SJK S
SJK SJ

Posted by: Stumped | August 6, 2007 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Peter King says some guy named Brodie something or other is the Chiefs starting QB. Is that true?

Shouldn't the 'Skins work out a trade for Tom/Todd Collins to the Chiefs for a 6th or 7th rounder?

Posted by: P Diddy | August 6, 2007 2:22 AM | Report abuse

Redskins first draft pick
Was it you who shot LaRon?
Dangling grapefruits

Posted by: Stumped | August 6, 2007 01:18 AM

LMGO.

Posted by: TDawg | August 6, 2007 2:28 AM | Report abuse

Diddy,
Yeah, it's Brodie Croyle out of Alabama. Wanna see what LaRon did to him? Croyle only says it's the hardest hit he's ever taken: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-zuQOtEu4k

I agree, we should get rid of Collins at all costs-- keep Brunnell in there at #2 for now, and keep Bramlet and Palmer for development. To me, it looks like the Chiefs and Vikings both need some depth at QB to help out.

Posted by: TDawg | August 6, 2007 2:30 AM | Report abuse

Ha, for that matter (to show it's no fluke), here's LaRon again a year later:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R211e6JdVew&NR=1

Posted by: TDawg | August 6, 2007 2:33 AM | Report abuse

Welcome Back HM

Posted by: Skinz | August 6, 2007 3:33 AM | Report abuse

Jimoh still around
Like Rancid Butter on Toast
Why, Why, Why?

Todd Collins and Mark Brunel
Can they inspire teamates disbeleiving
Playing Throwing Poorly.

Joe Cackles
Saunders Squints like Eastwood
House of Cards leaning

Jasno Skins coverage coaster
Fans must accept
binging, feast, famine, stopping, flowing.

Posted by: DTC | August 6, 2007 7:28 AM | Report abuse

All what ifs, questions
But fall is coming on strong
Football is great times

Posted by: Zebra | August 6, 2007 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Without Santana Moss
Campbell has no deep threat
Heal with speed Santana

Posted by: Zebra | August 6, 2007 7:57 AM | Report abuse

Cant wait for kickoff
September 9, Miami
anyone have tickets?

Posted by: Zebra | August 6, 2007 8:03 AM | Report abuse

Wardrobe malfunction
Then identity crisis
What is next, dealer?

Posted by: MV Dame | August 6, 2007 8:31 AM | Report abuse


Great job guys! Laughed my (SJK) off several times!

Posted by: HaikuMan | August 6, 2007 8:43 AM | Report abuse

H-Man's great guest blog
Pushed us past 70K
Too little too late?

Posted by: MV Dame | August 6, 2007 8:57 AM | Report abuse

AWESOME Monday start
Regs and lurkers haiku great!
Good idea, Ku

Posted by: dcsween | August 6, 2007 9:09 AM | Report abuse

great, a guest post. I've got an idea. How bout a post about the scrimmage.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2007 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Sometimes no news is good news for this team.

Yes, I agree a post about it would be great, but we know Jasno is not lazy, so if he hasnt posted, or called cindy with something to post, then there must be a good reason. And knowing Jasno, he will make up for it with many posts.

Does it really affect us if he posts nothing on sunday, or even monday, and then posts a lot the rest of the week? Does having whatever info he has really make a difference if we know it today or yesterday?

Posted by: Zebra | August 6, 2007 9:18 AM | Report abuse

And, correct me if I am wrong, but Jasno is not required to do this blog, no?

So why do people feel entitled that he should post things that they want to know?

Maybe asking nicely is the way to go. Hopefully I dont raise my son to be so prickish (SJK)

Posted by: Zebra | August 6, 2007 9:28 AM | Report abuse

I'm not sure what was worse, watching the scrimmage, and having to listen to Wally Williams, the broadcaster, who also just so happened to be a former Ravens player, or having to listen to people heap praises on Mike Irvin all weekend. I guess the whole thing about cocaine, and hookers, is water under the bridge?

Not to mention that every time the NFL Network had a player interviewed during the scrimmage, it was a Ravens player. Hello?? There were TWO teams playing out there.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | August 6, 2007 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Much love to Ahmad
and to his family as well
blog love was awesome

Posted by: Zebra | August 6, 2007 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Greg;

NFL Network was piggybacking MASN's coverage... i.e. rebroadcasting that from Sat... I said as much on Sat right after b/c MASN is supposed to cover all area teams, but they were on the Ravens jock like a highschool girl with the star QB

Posted by: Zebra | August 6, 2007 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Haiku? I mean serioulsy? I mean really? 4 weeks to kick off, I mean Seriously?

Posted by: COME ON MAAAAN | August 6, 2007 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Taylor made tempest;
Slippery Moss, Portis brawn-
Hurricane season.


Posted by: LMG, Swedish guest blogger | August 6, 2007 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Agreed, very lame

Posted by: Shawn in Bowie | August 6, 2007 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Where's the scrimmage recap? Help a brother out (stuck in NC with little to no Skins coverage)

Posted by: JonTPK126 | August 6, 2007 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Is this a 4th grade homework assignment or a redskins blog? How about some skins news?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2007 9:52 AM | Report abuse

All you haters - chill. JLC's bringing some good info. Besides that, no news is to a large extent good news in training camp..or would you prefer that exclusives about CP's knee tendinitis being season-ending, Jansen tearning his Achilles again, or Taylor decapitating a rookie WR? Well, the last...that would be kinda cool....sure yeah, we want good insider info, but I like the poetic change of pace.

Posted by: LMG, Swedish guest blogger | August 6, 2007 9:57 AM | Report abuse

or Taylor decapitating a rookie WR?

Looking around and then raising my hand. UM teaher I would like to see that.

Posted by: jm220 | August 6, 2007 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Here's your scrimmage recap: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/04/AR2007080401040.html?nav=rss_sports/redskins

You know, from Jasno's real job. He does the blog on his own time and has said several times that he doesn't get paid for it. With Howard Bryant's departure, Jasno is the only person on the beat. So cut him some slack, and read the damn paper.

Posted by: P Diddy | August 6, 2007 10:09 AM | Report abuse

B-Lloyd gains fifteen;
Was it the clear or the cream?
Don't ask, just score please.

Posted by: CMoney | August 6, 2007 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Tiny ears struggle
With Southerner's playcalling
Randle El complains

Posted by: MV Dame | August 6, 2007 10:18 AM | Report abuse

QB overload
Another one bites the dust
The question is "Which?"

Posted by: MV Dame | August 6, 2007 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Dog days of summer
Cut short heated practices
This is so not cool

Posted by: MV Dame | August 6, 2007 10:23 AM | Report abuse

How hot was it in Baltimore Saturday night?

Peter King wrote "3. I think I'm dying to know how the players functioned in the Baltimore-Washington scrimmage in Maryland on Saturday. Temperatures reached 141 degrees on the field."

I'm betting he Jasnoed and that he meant to write 114.

Posted by: KK | August 6, 2007 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Clip from the Balto Sun:

Ravens wide receiver Devard Darling and Redskins safety Sean Taylor tangled with each other on a few plays during an 11-on-11 series. The tensions led to Darling's ripping off Taylor's helmet. Darling said the feud began two years ago when Taylor decked Darling after the receiver caught a slant pass during a seven-on-seven passing drill. "I've been waiting years to get him back," Darling said. "If he wants to be physical, I can get physical. That's my game."

>>> You have to believe that Mr. Darling just happened to have been very, very, very lucky, for example, that Sean Taylor only obliterates when temperatures fall below 105 degrees Farenheit.

Posted by: dcsween | August 6, 2007 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Sween, would you say that Darling's was a bit hot-headed Saturday night?

Posted by: KK | August 6, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

KK;

Nope, 141, saw it on the broadcast... of course that was the on the ground. The sun radiates hottest closest to the surface, maybe a couple of inches.. but it was prolly around 110 heat index up around the players torso and head

Posted by: Zebra | August 6, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Zebra,

Thanks. Of course, didn't a lot of players end up on the ground. Amazing they didn't melt.

Posted by: KK | August 6, 2007 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Yep, but a couple of inches of 141 doesnt feel that hot. Now if you were barefoot on the field you would have a nice burn on the bottom of the feet.

Same prinicple with fire walkers, it takes a little time to burn skin.

Posted by: Zebra | August 6, 2007 10:35 AM | Report abuse

jm220,

This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but it could be a hint of things to come. L2 up top, The Reaper at the bottom:

http://www.redskins.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/HLOBJFDAJBBJ/JH7Z2389PG.jpg

Posted by: JustMe | August 6, 2007 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Thanks JustMe

Posted by: jm220 | August 6, 2007 10:44 AM | Report abuse

this a bit late but....SHIN SPLINTS! those are the things we used to just play through when I ran high school track. BRANDON is LAME. For someone who needs to answer for last seasons debacle, Brandon needs to suck it up and play through the shin splints.

Birds and bees can
Work together why can not we
get some chemisty

Posted by: congero | August 6, 2007 10:47 AM | Report abuse

A quote from London Fletcher in the other DC paper on Saturday AM before the scrimmage:

"It will be special," Fletcher said a little more than five months after he left Buffalo for Washington. "This will be my first live contact as a Redskin. I guess people will be looking at me because I'm the only new guy on the defense with the exception of [rookie safety LaRon Landry]."

Question: What did Fletcher really call the first round draft pick? The brackets are the reporters.

My guess: Numbnut (SJK)

Posted by: dcsween | August 6, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

With London Calling
Defensive formations tight
Skins win any Clash

Posted by: MV Dame | August 6, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

People will be looking at London School of Economics because, as noted above, he's expected to shore up not just the middle of the LBs but to somehow make our D line better as well. That seems like Grilliams' gamble, anyway. No pressure, LFB.

"Name?"
"Fletch."
"Full name?"
"Fletch F. Fletch."
"Occupation?"
"I'm a shepherd."

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 6, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

It's the Safety Dance!
They can smack if they wanna
All Ravens' behinds

Posted by: MV Dame | August 6, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Another bit from the other DC paper re: Wade sitting out practice this past Friday:

"Left guard Todd Wade sat out the 65-minute practice because he lost too much weight in the heat -- 17 pounds Wednesday and 12 pounds Thursday."

Fact: In one day, Todd Wade sweat nearly three times my third child's birth weight. My wife has nothing on Todd Wade (except that she probably was in labor for twice as long as he was in practice). Thatsalotasweat.

Posted by: dcsween | August 6, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

kings of off season
dreams of 12 and 4
then comes reality
4 and 12

Posted by: CoSkins | August 6, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Soup to ARE
(Speaking into his earhole)
Can you hear me now?

Posted by: MV Dame | August 6, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Campbell at the helm;
Will we grind to a halt or
soar like a 'balco'?

Posted by: FlimFlam | August 6, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

ARE to Soup
Roger that Balco, throw now.
ARE, touch down!

Posted by: dcsween | August 6, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Unlucky horseshoe
McFarland's season over
Colt's defense hobbled

(Aug. 5, 2007) -- NFL Network's Adam Schefter is reporting that Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Anthony McFarland has sustained a season-ending knee injury.

According to sources, McFarland suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The Indianapolis Star is reporting McFarland's injury is believed to be to his patella tendon. Either injury likely would end McFarland's season.

The Colts have said McFarland is still undergoing an evaluation and his status has not yet been determined.

McFarland's injury comes one day after the Colts terminated the contract of defensive tackle Corey Simon.

The Colts acquired McFarland last October in a trade with Tampa Bay. They sent the Buccaneers a second-round draft pick.

Posted by: bangkokben | August 6, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

It's seventy k!
And HaikuMan has returned!
I'm aweep with joy.

Posted by: Cindy | August 6, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

BBM? Sanders?
Colts are so overrated
Now got no Booger

Posted by: dcsween | August 6, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

This is the best update an "insiders" blog can offer?

Posted by: what? | August 6, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

This is the best update an "insiders" blog can offer?

Posted by: what? | August 6, 2007 11:47 AM

"insiders" blog what?
Is this the best you can offer?
Haiku needs four more

Posted by: bangkokben | August 6, 2007 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Super Bowl Winner
Overrated? I think not
No boog but 18 they got

Posted by: LH | August 6, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Yes, LH, Colts weak
All they got is BBM
Weak D weaker now.

Posted by: dcsween | August 6, 2007 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Put money on this
Jaguars will win division
Indy D is WEAK!

Posted by: dcsween | August 6, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Brady not named Tom
Holding out for starter dough
clipboard in the snow?

"I'd love to be there competing for the starting job. But it's a long contract, and I have to make sure it's fair in the event I become the starter."

- Brady Quinn, Ohio native, explaining why he has yet to sign with the Cleveland Browns (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

Posted by: bangkokben | August 6, 2007 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Seriously... being somewhat "new" to this blog, I find it hard to take the title of "Redskins Insider" very seriously.

In the few months I have participated or read the topics on here, I certainly wouldn't consider anything "Insider" about this blog.

I know, I know... bash me, tell me to take my ball and go home... but seriously WHERE IS THE INFO? I realize Jason has a new kid, and a "real job", but why call it Redskin Insider, why not "Redskin happy hour" where you can put out cute Haiku's and debate whether B. Lloyd is going to get the job done.

What I expect from a Washington Post Sports Writer who describes himself as an Insider. Uh I don't maybe some information that the average Joe either doesn't know or couldn't find out. I sure your loyality to Jason and his crew is going to be strong and rightfully so... but for those of us who are interested in receiving actual information, or maybe a interview from a player or two it certainly would be a change in the right direction.

I can't for the life of me think, why there isn't any "new" news? Redskins Blog seems to be a more suitable title. Until we get some INSIDE info.

Am I not getting something here? This is training camp, where there are underdogs on the team fighting for positions, what are some of the players saying about the new guys? How are Gibbs and Saunders working together? Why is there no competetion at either of the kicking positions and how do they look?


Give us some news man
Insider News would be good
enlighten us please

Posted by: Hail to 'em | August 6, 2007 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Hail to M, yes, you are missing something.

The RI blog was hijacked by the RI bloggers some time around Week 1 last season. There is no particular loyality toward JLaC, but people here understand that he does this thing w/o compensation from the WaPo, and that no one is entitled to any 'insider information' by simply demanding it.

There is another blog that is very popular with Skins fans -- the one paid for by the team. There is alot of overlap, but here, the sense of "I want it now and I deserve it" is as yesterday as The Owner's "I want it now and I deserve it AND I paid for it" attitude that ended with last season's performances of the previous off-season's free agent acquisition. The newshounds on that site are very, very good at finding timely media clips with the latest information.

This is a friendly and welcoming place; roll with it and be grateful when there IS a nugget of insider dope ... and like other peeps here, feel free to develop an addiction to it, as well as the attention span of a hamster on booger sugar. The begging for and complaining about the absence of it ... well, that gets the sympathy of someone who tries to buy the booger sugar with a personal check at 4 in morning. SERENITY NOW!

Posted by: dcsween | August 6, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Right there with you, Hail to 'em. I rarely stop by here anymore because of the shortcomings you just mentioned. But every now and then I give it another try, only to find a blog of haikus. Now I actually write poetry on occasion, and enjoy reading it. But if it's going to be called "Redskins Insider", there should be some useful nuggets of information abou the Washington Redskins.

Posted by: Mike Diamond | August 6, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Indy defence weak
as always but they still win
Byron Lewftwich blows(SJK)

Posted by: JonesSonique | August 6, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Perchance to dream coach
Will Gibbs stay or will he go?
Mike Wise Post says not

Posted by: Stumped | August 6, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Read the friggin' paper. The Washington Post is in the business of selling newspapers. This blog and all the others on this site are an extension of that. They're designed to reach prospective readers and help sell papers. I cannot believe that anyone comes to this page looking for "inside" information that no one else has. If its truely newsworthy, it's going to be in the paper. And there are other outlets if this doesn't satisfy. Sheesh.

Posted by: LH | August 6, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

haiku mania
frenzied newbies grow restless
talkin 'bout practice?!

Posted by: 4-12 | August 6, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Sween does blog greeting
Hamsters on booger sugar, rant
Peace on the blog is fleeting

Posted by: Stumped | August 6, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

You're missing the point -- Redskins Insider is for the WashPo sports staff to get the inside info from those POSTING!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Hail

its only been a week. the story lines we are all interested in will begin formulating our the next couple weeks as we move into some game action.

3rd qb?

do we have a young de pass rusher we can develope?

4th receiver?

wade at guard, if not who?


rocky mac/lemar marshll?

which old guy gets cut?

there are your story lines ....discuss.

Posted by: Old School | August 6, 2007 12:35 PM | Report abuse

LH

I buy the paper. I read. My point was... Redskin Insider? Come on... I have just as much access playing Madden 07. I am fine with the info on here if this is indeed what information is provided... example Haiku's or what to call Sean Taylor Meast or The Reaper. Like I said, the title alone leads you to believe you will get SOME news.

Posted by: Hail to 'em | August 6, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Ask questions bloggers
Profound wisdom in Mayberry
Feed hamster sugar

Posted by: Stumped | August 6, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Coach installs new plan
Ice racing like a glacier
The mountains crumble

Posted by: Neil in Durango | August 6, 2007 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Redskins Insider
Rabid fans mouths a-foaming
Slake the un-quenched thirst

Posted by: Neil in Durango | August 6, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Next championship?
Crush the opponents' spirits
Like timber falling

Posted by: Neil in Durango | August 6, 2007 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Hail, your news is up. Bramlett cut. See new post.

Posted by: dcsween | August 6, 2007 12:49 PM | Report abuse

New insider post
Casey no longer at bat
LBP still here

Posted by: 4-12 | August 6, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Jacksonville asks if
Fins fan Redcoat pronounces
Mascot Jag-yoo-arr?

Aaargh, I am terrible at this.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 6, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

beep beep beep new post;
Bramlet's going down the road,
Collin's staying now?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I agree with dcsween, JLaC does this on what amounts to his own time. You see Hail to 'em, the great thing about this country is that you have the freedom and right to NOT read this blog at all...

Posted by: NCSkinsFan | August 6, 2007 12:55 PM | Report abuse

A clever salesman
Assumes control of my team
Crumbles like dried leaves

Posted by: Neil in Durango | August 6, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

dear lord, ncskins fan.... i know what country we live in, I was simply saying for a site that claims to give insider info "latest news and notes" it lacks just that. What's next Yo Yo tips?

Posted by: Hail to 'em | August 6, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

I can not name blog

scan post sports; all blogs same name

Redskins Outsider?

or

what is in a name?

one blog not all things to all

all news is here first

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | August 6, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Jasno comes correct
Defending his cyberspace
With flawless haiku

Posted by: MV Dame | August 6, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Lots to prove on D.
Heat waves rising off the turf.
Run sets up the pass.

O line injuries
and new positions to learn:
D.C. summer thunderstorm.

Posted by: billyc123 | August 6, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I can't go to work
painful shin splints cant catch ball
wimper wimper cry cry

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2007 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Me No work today
Painful shin splints no catch ball
Waaaaaahahahahahaha

Posted by: congero | August 6, 2007 6:44 PM | Report abuse

My name is brandon
I had a great vacation
who r the redskins?

Posted by: congero | August 6, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Hogs step on the grass,
bend the will of lesser men,
and snort "summer stinks."

Posted by: David S | August 6, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

A super-smart guy,
Mark Brunell will rise again -
Washington's Phoenix.

Posted by: Burgundy Warrior | August 6, 2007 10:01 PM | Report abuse

got new producer
football less exciting
show me the money

Posted by: eo | August 7, 2007 12:12 AM | Report abuse

high ankle spraining
groin knee compressed vertebra
injuries mounting

Posted by: eo | August 7, 2007 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Offseason ending
We've flown too close to the sun
Where is the GM?

Posted by: LaVar Walt Clark | August 7, 2007 8:33 AM | Report abuse

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