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Hall on Haynesworth

Jason Reid reports:

Remember our recent entry about how the lack of a consistent pass rush contributed to the defensive backs' relatievly low interception total last season?

Well, like many people, cornerback DeAngelo Hall expects the Skins' pass rush to improve, and their interception total to increase significantly, because of the addition of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

Haynesworth "is what you want," Hall said. "You want guys who can definitely push the pocket, get sacks; he's a one-man wrecking crew."

Haynesworth's ability to collapse the pocket from his interior position, despite usually occupying multiple blockers, and dominante against the run should lift the Redskins' defense to new heights, Hall said.

"Bottom line, he is the best player in the National Football League," he said. "Offense, defense, bar none. And he's on our football team. He instantly makes us better."

By Cindy Boren  |  March 4, 2009; 3:01 PM ET
 
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Comments

The best player in the league? Umm no.

Posted by: Gweez | March 4, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Now, if he could somehow make us better on offense...

Posted by: 4skinz | March 4, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Now, if he could somehow make us better on offense...

Posted by: 4skinz | March 4, 2009 3:07 PM

And punt returns.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 4, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

If our "O" can't put more points on the board our "D" better return quite a few of those INT's for TD's.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | March 4, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure Jesus Christ, um er, Albert Haynesworth will redeem our team, inspire the masses and walk on water instead of going to Disneyland, just to prove a point.

22 starters ... Haynseworth, as good as he is, isn't going to succeed alone.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Ross 'the roster' Tucker was hating on the AH signing last night on Sirus NFL Radio. Didn't question his talent, but did wonder if he would ever work hard again and/or play through pain and injury. He said most guys gor that guaranteed money over 13 months wouldn't play through a hangnail.

Just passing on info...

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

What kind of "reporting" is this crap? Words taken from a press conference 24 hours ago? Jesus, how do I get a job like that?

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | March 4, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

ummm..the rooster....

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Yes, thanks for this inightful post, but how many more posts can you make out of the quotes from a 10 minute press conference we all saw yesterday? Insider my a$$.

Posted by: CPortisRun | March 4, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Best player in the NFL Offense and Defense? Really?

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 4, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

So, If Evans weighs more than a duck then he's made of wood and is therefore a witch.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 4, 2009 2:50 PM

Clarifying my views on Evans: If he ever turned anyone into a newt, Skins should not sign him, regardless of whether that newt person got better.

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Another post regurgitating quotes from yesterday, but still nothing on Demetric Evans? When you get more actual "inside" information from the comments posted on a blog than the actual blog itself, I think it may be time to rethink your staff.

Posted by: CPortisRun | March 4, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I for one am happy that Fat Albert is a Redskin.
No he won't throw 50 touchdowns like Tom Brady.
No he won't 'fix' our economy.

Two things are certain, Brandon Jacobs will not run through him & Tony Romo will not pass the ball to him.

I'd rather Fat Albert be here instead of being in PHI, DAL or NY.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 4, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I love our old boy Ross on Sirius NFL radio. Not as good at T-Rock and PK, but he's solid. Not sure about his "hating" though. He was actually defending the signing the other night saying that the money is actually reasonable over the first 3-4 years...albeit guaranteed...and, hence, a huge risk and waste if he were to get seriously injured. He did think that AH could play well enough to actually earn that salary.

Now, how are we going to use this Taylor money to fill the rest of our holes??? PDaniels? DEvans? That Seattle tackle? Who else?

Posted by: TheDuck1 | March 4, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

If Hall is already saying that someone on the team is the best player in the NFL (offense AND defense), then Hall is already a locker room cancer with his fibbing and whatnot. More proof that, once a guy gets paid, he can no longer be trusted.

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

My understanding is that Evans has NEVER turned anyone into a newt. Be that as it may, I'd like to see him brought in to replace Campbell. 1st!

Posted by: tdpillo123 | March 4, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

The Duck,

Maybe not hating, def mixed...his partner was mad hating. But I paraphrased him correctly about what he was saying about playing with that much guaranteed money. Was from last night about 8:05.

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

'....Evans said he wants to start... how exactly is he better off in San Francisco?...'


The arrogance folks are displaying is amazing.

Draft low round guys develope them, them cast them aside once they have some kind of value: sounds like a stupid way to run things.

Yes, Evans isn't the second coming of Reggie White or Richard Dent for that matter.

But the skins don't have anything behind him that allows for the, "Go 'head, leave if you want to." attitude so many bloggas are displaying.

Let's say Daniels/Carter/Griffin go down again this season: pencil in the name of the guy the redskins have who dependable enough to play tackle and end?

The guy never got to be a starter because the team chased Renaldo Wynn, Jason Taylor, and Andre Carter: all FA guys who were coveted and didn't satisfy the way we thought that would.

And it's the FO behavior I'm condemning more than the player I'm uplifting.

And oh: did you pencil in the name of the guy who plays de and dt and can float back in short coverage in a zone-blitz like Evans can yet?

Didn't think so.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 4, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

sween,
to be fair to Hall he never played side by side with Leigh Torrance.

Posted by: daggar | March 4, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I for one am happy that Fat Albert is a Redskin.
No he won't throw 50 touchdowns like Tom Brady.
No he won't 'fix' our economy. ...

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 4, 2009 3:20 PM

No one said THAT. This is Albert Haynesworth we're talking about, not Leigh Torrence!

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

daggar, twisted minds such as ...

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Amen, maybe I could get a job working for WaPo too!Refresh is the Best!!!!

Posted by: jiza32 | March 4, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Leigh Torrance is my father.

Posted by: rich20ssu | March 4, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Moe,

Evans is that' guy.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 4, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

For everyone talking about trying out some of our DE's at LB....

I'm speaking from the mind not any links so correct me if I am wrong (but gently please). Isn't 6'4" and 260 plus pounds a little too big for a LB? Jay Tay could do it because he was at a lean 240 lbs. The only possibility I see is Chris Wilson but he's still 6'4" 250lbs. Doesn't seem to me like LB's are usually that tall but like I said I could be wrong.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 4, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

For everyone talking about trying out some of our DE's at LB....

I'm speaking from the mind not any links so correct me if I am wrong (but gently please). Isn't 6'4" and 260 plus pounds a little too big for a LB? Jay Tay could do it because he was at a lean 240 lbs. The only possibility I see is Chris Wilson but he's still 6'4" 250lbs. Doesn't seem to me like LB's are usually that tall but like I said I could be wrong.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 4, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Kiwanuka is 6'5" and 265lbs. He played SLB for the Giants before Osi got hurt.

Posted by: rbruce2 | March 4, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

chrislarry,
nice memory. didn't hear it last night.
i try to listen to Sirius as much as i can, though. it's my crack during the NFL business season. at least signings like this keep them talking about us. bad reason for the signing (although it is probably part of snyder's rationale)...but it is better to have them hating on us than ignoring us...at least it means they'll have to eat crow if we actually can turn this thing around.

Posted by: TheDuck1 | March 4, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

What is all this non-sense about VT being known for producing guys with character issues? Besides the major screw-ups of the Legendary Ronald Mexico, and his half-wit brother Marcus, Tech has gotten a bad rep rather undeservedly. Hokie Football should be known for its hard-working scrappy defense and pound it through the tackles running game. After Michael left boogieburg for Atlanta, the only player with any serious transgressions was his idiot little brother. HE KILLED OUR REP by liquoring up little girls, driving around drunk without a license and a pound of grass, flipping of Mountaineer fans, stepping on Elvis Dumervil in the Gator Bowl, driving drunk again, getting thrown off the team, going crazy and pulling guns on people in a McDonalds parking lot, and just being an overall dick. Ever since Coach Beamer kicked Marcus off the team, he has had a strictly no-tolerance policy to any egomaniac, shenanigan bull-crap. When Brandon Ore started acting up in the offseason, Beamer kicked his butt to the curb.

Real VT Football is all about the lunch pail - the work ethic put in to be the best person you can, not only the best player. If you want to talk about great Hokie players in the NFL look at Darryl Tapp in Seattle or Eddie Royal in Denver. There is a reason VT has been in the ACC Championship 4 out of the 5 years in the conference, winning it 3 times.

Case in point: current VT linebacker Cody Grimm, Russ Grimm's kid. An undersized kid who works his tail off and comes up big in big games.

Bud Foster makes every kid that comes into his defense a man and a great football player. It's a miracle he hasn't landed a head coaching job yet, and he probably take over for Beamer before too long.

Don't lump in a few rotten eggs in with a factory of grade A ones.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | March 4, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

"Now, if he could somehow make us better on offense..."

He will when Hall runs back interceptions for TD's because of Haynesworth's pressures.

Use your brains people.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | March 4, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Again with comments from an old presser? Good stuff, WaPo. Let me give you some advice: If Hall had clarified today at a NEW press conference that he had actually meant to say that AH was the "fattest" player in the NFL, not the "best," then you've got yourself a nice new blog entry. But this is not.

My opinion on DE plans: Sign Daniels to be this year's Jumpy Geathers, except on the end instead of tackle, as a run stopping specialist instead of a pass rushing specialist, and without the dreaded, O-ring popping "forklift" move. Then draft Sidbury in the 3rd and let he, Wilson, Buzbee and maybe another UFA battle for primary pass rushing end. Let Evans go West if he wants, or sign him to a reasonable contract for depth. But Daniels is basically the same, except cheaper.

Posted by: DickCheneysDutchOvenCookies | March 4, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Kiwanuka is 6'5" and 265lbs. He played SLB for the Giants before Osi got hurt.

Posted by: rbruce2 | March 4, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I know he was a LB at that time but I don't know that I remember how he did as LB. He was good at DE though.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 4, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Can someone please ask D. Snyder's fat twin and ReRun for some news or insider information on what the skins plans are to fill their existing holes and I mean credible information, maybe JLAC can put on a suit and confuse the dumbest VP/ GM in the league to think he is Danny boy after the Joe's Pizza Buffet....PLEASE REAL INFO.

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 4, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Evans was our best DE last season. Great? No. Solid? Yes. If Evans is the best player on your DL, not so good. But if he's the worst starter on the DL, you're doing just fine

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

To those who are interested in understanding more about survival at sea, I misremebered the book title on that subject. Its called Deep Survival, and it talks about people in survival situations and how they got through them. Really fascinating stuff.


http://www.deepsurvival.com/

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Who would you rather have Igor or Evans, I am not sure, but I think I like Igor a little meaner in the trenches, but to be honest...I say bring them both in - A. Carter sucks and if we could bring a nice rotation in than I think we would not fade so much in the fourth quarter or late in the season...wow what a concept - DEPTH of talented players, but we have got to get a decent LB in here, maybe Crowell???

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 4, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Bengals agreed to terms with WR Laveranues Coles, according to NFL Network's Adam Schefter. The deal will pay $28 million over four years.

& MIL A YEAR!! WHAT A JOKE>> TJ ONLY GOT 8!!!

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | March 4, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Why would you let Housh go to bring in Coles who is always injured and hates to be tackled for only a $1M less, stupid....Mike Brown is awful,we live in Cincy and everyone here hates him and Ocho Stinco

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 4, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Moe, are you serious with your man-crush on Evans?

Dude's a straight role-player. Average. Solid depth and rotational guy. The skins are close to signing him for $4 million for 2 years. That's perfect management if they pull it off. Please, stop trying to act like he's the next coming of Julius Peppers.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Basically the BUNGLES Traded TJ for Coles!! LMFAO!!

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | March 4, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Moe, are you serious with your man-crush on Evans?

Dude's a straight role-player. Average. Solid depth and rotational guy. The skins are close to signing him for $4 million for 2 years. That's perfect management if they pull it off. Please, stop trying to act like he's the next coming of Julius Peppers.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

For all the money we've been spending, it seems like we still have a lot of gaping holes in the roster... Linebacker, Defensive End, Right Tackle, Punter. Plus we need vast improvement at wide receiver and punt returner and a back-up/developing RB. And I wouldn't be totally shocked if we drafted Mark Sanchez seeing as we don't have a QB signed beyond this season. OK, I'd be shocked. But stranger things have happened with this team.

Posted by: beatkal | March 4, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Kiwanuka is 6'5" and 265lbs. He played SLB for the Giants before Osi got hurt.

Posted by: rbruce2 | March 4, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I know he was a LB at that time but I don't know that I remember how he did as LB. He was good at DE though.

Posted by: bigfish761

I believe he was pretty much labeled a failure, wasn't a starter at LB, and both he and the team were all but ecstatic to move him back to DE (only subsided by the fact they lost Osi for the year).

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

psp, agreed on evans, he's best used in a situational role. Getting him for 2 years, and 2 million per year, is a win for the team if that happens.

LOL at the Bengals. Coles....so glad he got TV'd by DS.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 4, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

"22 starters ... Haynseworth, as good as he is, isn't going to succeed alone.

Posted by: zcezcest1"

Which is why I suppose he decided to join the 4th ranked defense in the league.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Evans, statically speaking, was the second coming of Jason Taylor last season.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 4, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Statically speaking.

Statistically speaking.

Who cares?

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 4, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

"Evans, statically speaking, was the second coming of Jason Taylor last season.

Posted by: matthewvickers"

Exactly. Which is why it's mind-blowing that people act like he was an all-pro.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

ESPN reports...Warner back with Cards...2 years 23 mil. (1 year 19 mil guaranteed!)

Posted by: redlotparty | March 4, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Coles is actually younger than Housh or the same age and the Bengals know something that they're not telling because Houshamazzili is scheduled for an MRI and the Hawks won't do the deal until they get the results.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 4, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

"Now, if he could somehow make us better on offense..."
He can make us better on Offense by giving the Offense the ball more often (3 & out)!

Posted by: JBer1 | March 4, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Probably already been posted but this is the kind of news the insiders should get.

REDSKINS, 49ERS PURSUING DEMETRIC EVANS
Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 4, 2009, 2:21 p.m. EST
Washington Redskins free agent defensive end Demetric Evans is in a relatively enviable position as the San Francisco 49ers and the Redskins are both in contract talks with him, according to Adam Schefter of NFL Network.

Per Schefter, the prospective deals would be two years in length in the neighborhood of $4 million.

Evans is expected to make up his mind by Friday.

Last season in 11 starts, Evans posted 33 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks.

According to NFL.com, Evans has 147 tackles and 13 sacks in seven NFL seasons.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Kiper says at 13 the Skins will pick Orakpo
McShay says at 13 the Skins will pick Oher
Vinny says at 13 we will pick a receiver (LOL)

Posted by: redlotparty | March 4, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

+++…and the regurgitation of quotes from a press conference we all saw yesterday. But without this I suppose there would be nothing, and therefore no arena to dispense negativity...
Posted by: ---CPortisRun+++

Only someone who works for Redskins.com assumes with a straight face that “we all” went to your website yesterday to gobble up the entire DeAngelo Hall press conference.

Some of us with a life like to see the PR-fueled psychobabble of athletes interpreted and digested into smaller bites. RI provides that service with its patented Negative Spin. Those who buy the FO’s line of bull hook line and stinker reiterate the Positive here and attack RI. People like me come in to attack THEM so they can attack people like me.

It’s all part of the Great Internet Mandella.

Not knocking Redskins.com. It does a service for people who can’t get enough “we play ‘em one at a time” and “I look forward, I never look back” quotes from these Shakesperean scholars in cleats.

Let the insults begin. First to come up with an original pun on my screen name gets the rest of the day off. (Really, I cleared it with Danny)

Posted by: TheCork | March 4, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Griff, Haynesworth, Monty, Golston
Carter, Daniels, Evans, Wilson, Jackson & Buzzbee.

I actually think this line can be productive without a badass DE. However this line can not be as productive without a SLB.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 4, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Kiwanoooka was actually starting to come on as a LB...than got hurt which knocked him out for the remainder of that year. The talk up here in NYC was that he had really studied and come on......then OSi

Its a tough transition and they sorta forced it on him....but complete failure it was not....I hate how much I know about Jest/Giants.....

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

What about Lorenzo Alexander? Where does he fit into all of this?

I'm almost certain the Skins carried four DTs and Five or six DEs last year.

Griff, Monty, Haynesworth and Golston = crowded tackle rotation.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 4, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Don't feel bad CL. I have the same situation with the Cowgirlz down here.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 4, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I think Housh is terrific, but Seattle is paying a bunch, not sure how much is guaranteed. As others have pointed out, Housh has more receptions than any other WR in the past 3 years ... with Cincy. 90+ receptions with Ryan Fitzpatrick as your QB ... that's an accomplishment.

Housh is also 31 -- which means 3-4 more good years. He's really a good fit for a team that's pretty good, looking to be very good. Which is why he would have been so useful as a Redskin ... last year. This year, we got no $$ left over.

Not sure why dal didn't get into the mix for Housh, or why philly didn't seem to get far down the road with him, but most of all, the nyg. Housh would be a significant help to every team in the NFC East ... so I'm glad he's going elsewhere.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I hope we get Evans. He knows the system, will only be 29, and he played better than everyone expected last season -- reliable against the run, occasional pressure, several memorable batted balls in big time situations, etc. $4 million (or $4.5 million even) over 2 years would be perfect.

Of course, if we don't get Evans, I don't take it as a stunning condemnation of Vinny, Snyder, and everything the Skins FO stands for. At best, he's a league-average starting DE -- we want to have him, but it's not the end of the world if we don't get there.

That said, if Frisco signs him for 2 years and 4.5 mill, and we make do with Daniels or nobody, and then end up bypass an OT at #13 to take a DE/LB that would be brutal...given that the OL is the single biggest need position on the Skins.

Posted by: HogShotGlass | March 4, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

"And punt returns.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 4, 2009"

Be nice if he could kick field goals accurately as well.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

All this hype about how good AH is...is making me really nervous...Especially since the Skins Have nobody on the ends as good as what the titans have...not to mention....we are weaker at LB than we were with the release of Washington...I know he was hurt alot but who steps in in his place? Blades?

I hate HYPE! It most alwasy does not pan out....

Posted by: leevi98 | March 4, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Question?

Bear Grills or Survivor man

What show is better?

Posted by: GreatOne1 | March 4, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"What about Lorenzo Alexander? Where does he fit into all of this?

I'm almost certain the Skins carried four DTs and Five or six DEs last year.

Griff, Monty, Haynesworth and Golston = crowded tackle rotation.

Posted by: matthewvickers"

This is a good thing, not a bad thing.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

mattv, thats a great rotation if you ask me. However much like with Betts and Portis, its only good if you fully utilize what you have.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 4, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

"I hate HYPE! It most alwasy does not pan out....

Posted by: leevi98 | March 4, 2009 4:16 PM"

Kind of like the draft, eh?

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 4, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I know this, All of Redskins nation will be holding breaths this preseason about AH....and you cant just sit him, b/c a dude that big and in new system needs reps.

I hate preseason games...yet watch them...go figure.

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

> Who would you rather have Igor or Evans,

Both if possible but Igor first.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I see that hack b!tch Sally Jenkins can't even make up her own story, has to take the they layed off people so how could they possibly sign AH for 100mil from JLC.

Do these stupid a$$ reporters think we are dumb, the money to pay players comes from the TV money. Snyder laying off his employess has nothing to do with the money used to sign players.

Sally Jenkins lives in NY, maybe she should start writing for one of there papers if they will have her.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

"Not sure why dal didn't get into the mix for Housh"

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 4:15 PM

Speakig of Dallas...They have not done much of anything to make improvements and lost more than they got...I think the Cowboys are going to be pretty bad this year....i see Dallas droping to last in the Div along with Philly...I think the Giants and Skins will be battling for first....But the Skins are q huge question too.....Is the East dropping?

Posted by: leevi98 | March 4, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

What a surprise, Schlereth is bashing us on NFL live.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 4, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

go, for me personally, Survivorman. Only because he cooks his food....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 4, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Ah, put a cork in it...

(Do I win, Do I win? - I was first to try!)

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | March 4, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Lorenzo should be converted to O-line full time. dude needs to be playing.....what a gamer!

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

+++…and the regurgitation of quotes from a press conference we all saw yesterday. But without this I suppose there would be nothing, and therefore no arena to dispense negativity...
Posted by: ---CPortisRun+++

Only someone who works for Redskins.com assumes with a straight face that “we all” went to your website yesterday to gobble up the entire DeAngelo Hall press conference.

Some of us with a life like to see the PR-fueled psychobabble of athletes interpreted and digested into smaller bites. RI provides that service with its patented Negative Spin. Those who buy the FO’s line of bull hook line and stinker reiterate the Positive here and attack RI. People like me come in to attack THEM so they can attack people like me.

It’s all part of the Great Internet Mandella.

Not knocking Redskins.com. It does a service for people who can’t get enough “we play ‘em one at a time” and “I look forward, I never look back” quotes from these Shakesperean scholars in cleats.

Let the insults begin. First to come up with an original pun on my screen name gets the rest of the day off. (Really, I cleared it with Danny)

Posted by: TheCork | March 4, 2009 4:10 PM |



Only someone who works for 7-11 could make such an idiotic post. Sure, the only place to see the press conference, or quotes from it, was on the team's website. Ever heard of this little piece of technology called a television? And you know, why would any of the people reading a blog called Redskins Insider be at all interested in watching a press conference to announce the Redskins' signings of two of the top free agents out there? As usual, you clearly thought out your post really well. Sure, it makes sense to defend posting multiple times regurgitating quotes from yesterday instead of posting on real news like what is going on with D. Evans. How could the rest of us miss that? Right, all of us were too busy working for redskins.com to pick up on that, because everyone who supports the team must work for the team. You know maybe you should spend a little less of your time looking up words clearly too big for you to use in your trusty thesaurus that LaCorkfora gave you for Hannukah, and devote more time to thinking out your argument, before you post and make yourself look any more like a retard than you already do. You lose.

Posted by: CPortisRun | March 4, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Springs signed with the Eagles yet?

I think they move him to saftey.....

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 4, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I read this from a Dallas fan on an espn message board, but Dallas has 11 draft picks this year (though none in the 1st round). They have plenty of ammunition this offseason.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I know this, All of Redskins nation will be holding breaths this preseason about AH....and you cant just sit him, b/c a dude that big and in new system needs reps.

I hate preseason games...yet watch them...go figure.

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I handle preseason like this..I don't watch them...I wait till the end and read to see how they played and mainly that there are no injuries...I can't watch preseaon because so many plays look like bad injuries at times.....i'm with you but I LAWAYS hold my breath in preseason...We have not had good fortune in the last 10 years with preseason injuries and bad ones at that.

Posted by: leevi98 | March 4, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Just watched NFL Live on ESPN

3 take aways

1. Haynesworth will be worth every penny they paid

2. Mark Schlereth says he "respects Vinny Cerrato" for cutting Jason Taylor

3. Schlereth doesn't understand Jason Taylor...with AH he was going to have a monster year.

Well there you go.

Posted by: redlotparty | March 4, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Question?

Bear Grills or Survivor man

What show is better?

Posted by: GreatOne1 | March 4, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

That's a tough one but I have to go with Bear because he got me hooked on shows like that plus the wife is a Brit.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 4, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

"What about Lorenzo Alexander? Where does he fit into all of this?

"I'm almost certain the Skins carried four DTs and Five or six DEs last year.

Griff, Monty, Haynesworth and Golston = crowded tackle rotation.

Posted by: matthewvickers"

This is a good thing, not a bad thing.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2009"

Fairly certain you may see Haynesworth and perhaps Montgomery rotating in at end as well.
Tennessee use him a end quite a bit. Moving AH around makes the 4-3 quite a bit less predictable.

They definitely don't seem all that worried about the end position ... they would have signed Evans otherwise.

Now, OLB may a different story.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

if you have a DVR or TIVO please record comcast sports net redskins show. I forget the actual name but the moron Larry Micheal cant go an episode without taking a cheap shot at JLC. it is actually starting to become pretty funny listening to him refer to JLC as the Sourcer

Posted by: GreatOne1 | March 4, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Question for the board: Michael Oher or Andre Smith?

The recent mocks seem to have Jason Smith and Monroe going before #13, but Andre is a wild card after the combine. If he drops, do we like him better than Oher?

Posted by: HogShotGlass | March 4, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I say Smith, he seems to grade out better as a run blocker, and is the bigger of the 2....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 4, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

if you have a DVR or TIVO please record comcast sports net redskins show. I forget the actual name but the moron Larry Micheal cant go an episode without taking a cheap shot at JLC. it is actually starting to become pretty funny listening to him refer to JLC as the Sourcer

Posted by: GreatOne1 | March 4, 2009 4:23 PM |

That makes him an JLC even because JLC or now Jason Reid can't do a post with out criticizing the FO's

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

"Question for the board: Michael Oher or Andre Smith?

The recent mocks seem to have Jason Smith and Monroe going before #13, but Andre is a wild card after the combine. If he drops, do we like him better than Oher?

Posted by: HogShotGlass | March 4, 2009 4:24 PM"

A. Smith, duh!

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 4, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

"1. Haynesworth will be worth every penny they paid"

When he plays ... just like Springs and Washington.

"2. Mark Schlereth says he "respects Vinny Cerrato" for cutting Jason Taylor'

Mutually agreed upon with Taylor's agent.

"3. Schlereth doesn't understand Jason Taylor...with AH he was going to have a monster year."

Tampa Bay has openings. Tampa runs a 3-4. Tampa is in Florida.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

+++ If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, then a bird in the hand is worth half as much as a a bird in the bush. Skins pay more for guys on other teams (bush birds) than the guys they have in-house (hand birds) ... based on their worth. Its simple math really ... and poultry.

Posted by: dcsween |+++

Too complex for RI. Remember, most RI posters first experience with poultry was losing at Tic-Tac-Toe to an Arcade chicken. So you have to chose between being really dumb or arrogant and condescending. Or in CPortisRun's case--both.

We kid because we love, of course.

Posted by: TheCork | March 4, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

ignore it and it will go away....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 4, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

"Question for the board: Michael Oher or Andre Smith?"

Oher is graded higher by some. Smith by others. My guess is Smith unless Washington is not a place he wants to be in.

But it will probably be a linebacker ... the JT debacle gives Vinnie and Danny the rationale they needed. Kind of like going to Iraq ...

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

If Schlereth can't figure out it wasn't about offseason workouts, why are they letting him comment?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I know this, All of Redskins nation will be holding breaths this preseason about AH ...

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 4:18 PM

I'm telling ya, the mojo feels all wrong. It feels like DOOM. In my delirious visions the other day, I had one about training camp. Haynesworth crushed Rabach's windpipe, not for a heat-of-camp 7-on-7 battle, but because he didn't let go of his Eggo (frozen toaster waffle). AH gets taken away in cuffs. Rabach's kids are fatherless ... Skins have two roster holes and still have to take the cap hit. DOOM I tell ya!

For this reason, I say keep five DTs. [That said, it wouldn't surprise me if Montgomery or Golsten got traded for a draft pick.]

Doom.

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

+++Let the insults begin. First to come up with an original pun on my screen name gets the rest of the day off. (Really, I cleared it with Danny)
++++---THE CORK, earlier

+++maybe you should spend a little less of your time looking up words clearly too big for you to use in your trusty thesaurus that LaCorkfora gave you for Hannukah,+++---CPortisRun AKA MrRedskin21

No more Posts We have a winner!!!! LACORKFORA!!!

OH MY GOD. Have mercy on a Brother’s ribs!!! I got milk and snot spewing out my nose.

Extra Moron Bonus Points to you for the anti-Semite shot at an irishman who went to Bishop O'Connell.

Take the rest of the day off, Funnyman…

Posted by: TheCork | March 4, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

when it comes to the analysis of the how the offseason impacted the Skins 2009 season, remember the line:

Too many eggs, too few baskets

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Yeah adding a big boy in the middle to the 4th best D definitely is something to worry about....just don't get the concern. All the dude has to do is just stand there and block the middle......very little to worry about here

Posted by: redlotparty | March 4, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, it's tricky -- Oher was a quasi consensus #1 overall sometime last fall, and A. Smith was in the top 5 conversation as recently as before the Indy combine. They've both fallen, for one reason or another, but I think they both have the gifts to be cornerstone tackles, and I'd be happy with either.

What I am sure about is that if one of the 4 OTs drops, we NEED to get him. OLB matters, but was our defense really so miserable last season when Bladed replaced Washington? I think we dropped a bit, but the #1 prob with this team is the offense, and the #1 thing we can do to help the offense is bolster the shaky line. (that, and cross our fingers that one of the 3 second year weapons breaks out next year).

Posted by: HogShotGlass | March 4, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

+++Do these stupid a$$ reporters think we are dumb..???+++--Flounder21

Those who read these comments, most assuredly. Next question.

Posted by: TheCork | March 4, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

+++Do these stupid a$$ reporters think we are dumb..???+++--Flounder21

Those who read these comments, most assuredly. Next question.

Posted by: TheCork | March 4, 2009 4:40 PM |

Corky,

Surprised you can type with JLC's d!ck in your mouth and JR's d!ck in you a$$, you are very talented.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

To me the Albert pick up is about field position. To be ranked 19th on offense but 28th in points means skins were ok at moving up the field but then stalled out/got stopped. Albert should help give us a head start with field position. If ARE can field punts at the 50 and return them to the 47, I will be happy. Devin Thomas.

Posted by: MonkMossMann | March 4, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Flound, you're better than that, don't stoop to his level...responding to him in any way, only encourages him to post.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 4, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Glad to see that trip to the $2 hooker didn't blunt the creativity of flounder's insults!

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Too complex for RI. Remember, most RI posters first experience with poultry was losing at Tic-Tac-Toe to an Arcade chicken.

Some people Up Here had a slightly different first experience with poultry.

Posted by: daggar | March 4, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Do these stupid a$$ reporters think we are dumb, the money to pay players comes from the TV money. Snyder laying off his employess has nothing to do with the money used to sign players.

Sally Jenkins lives in NY, maybe she should start writing for one of there papers if they will have her.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

No offense Flound but this wins the stupidest post of the day for me. "the money to pay players comes from the TV money. Snyder laying off his employess has nothing to do with the money used to sign players." You can't possibly think that's true? While I agree Sally is terrible at times and its silly to try and compare laying off support personnel to paying your production personnel (the players) to put the best product you can out there, no business has a separate revenue stream for office personnel and production personnel. All generated revenue goes to the same total revenue line of a tax return and there is only one bottom line and there is only one salaries & wages expense for a business. Snyder has just chosen to spend more money on the people that generate money versus the people who provide support. It'd be like laying of to administrative assistants and hiring a high-priced but highly productive salesman. Obviously, they are making a choice to allocate dollars differently. So Sally is showing her business sense in criticizing the move, and you are showing yours by thinking that different money comes from different places to pay different people.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 4, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Too many eggs, too few baskets

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 4:37 PM

One too many octomoms.

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

OWINGS MILLS - The Ravens have reached an agreement in principle with linebacker Ray Lewis, a league source said.

This ensures that Lewis will finish his career with the Ravens.

Retaining Lewis was important for the Ravens because they lost defensive coordinator Rex Ryan and inside linebacker Bart Scott to the New York Jets.

Lewis earned his 10th Pro Bowl this season after leading the NFL's second-ranked defense with 160 tackles. He also had 3 1/2 sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Posted by: redlotparty | March 4, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Kirwan mock 2.0

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d80f0d305&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Thinks the first 2 picks will be OT. Things the Skins pick ILB Cushing or OT Smith (if he is available). Has Ebon Briton going to Eagles.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

+++That makes him an JLC even because JLC or now Jason Reid can't do a post with out criticizing the FO's

Posted by: Flounder21+++

What's laughable is they get PAID well to do that. You, on the other hand DON'T get paid yet you post more than Reid and JLC combined. So, who's the moron?

Answer: Neither...

It's only football. And out there around the rings of Uranus, no one cares.

Me? I get a kick out of the huffing and puffing by guys trying to get someone fired, and jacking up his hit count and assuring his longevity instead. Now THAT's moronic.


Posted by: TheCork | March 4, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Anyone have word on who the Redskins preseason opponents will be? A bunch of teams like the Cowboys and Packets etc are already unofficially listing theirs. Who has got the info?

Posted by: dovelevine | March 4, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Extra Moron Bonus Points to you for the anti-Semite shot at an irishman who went to Bishop O'Connell.

Take the rest of the day off, Funnyman…

Posted by: TheCork | March 4, 2009 4:37 PM |



Aw, Mr. Humor himself speaks again! So, the mention of the word Hannukah is now anti-Semitic? I guess I should have figured that out after yesterday when you accused another poster of being anti-Semitic because they called someone a schmuck. I guess ordering pasta means I hate Italians too. I am now convinced that such a lack of logic can only come from one person, JLC himself. Now that we know who you really are, I'll try to be more understanding. I know since you have no friends, no life, and no brain, that posting on here must be how you get your anger out at the rest of the world, but we're all quite sick of your act. Again, you lose.

Posted by: CPortisRun | March 4, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

What's laughable is they get PAID well to do that. You, on the other hand DON'T get paid yet you post more than Reid and JLC combined. So, who's the moron?

Posted by: TheCork | March 4, 2009 4:53 PM |



Well you managed to call yourself a moron for posting on RI for free. Another well thought out post by TheDork.

Posted by: CPortisRun | March 4, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Hall's kissing arse cause he just got paid. Wait when the season starts to see both of these guys are actually going to show up on game day.

Posted by: thewayitis | March 4, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

A bit of a long shot here, but I'm thinking the Skins move up in the draft. Supposedly, there are good OL and LB in this class. The Skins need both. The cleared cap space courtesy of Jason Taylor's (highly predictable) departure gives the Skins more ability to sign a top pick. And teams near the top typically have multiple needs and a multi-year outlook. Because they suck in so many areas.

The other factor is the earlier a team picks, the more $$ it costs them for the pick. Lots of teams with many holes are not excited about giving a single rookie lots of money -- eggs vs baskets again.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Worst. Hype. Ever.

Just got this in my inbox:

Newly-signed defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is poised to help take the Redskins all the way.

Ahmad, to celebrate this winning acquisition, the Redskins organization invites YOU to be a part of the historic moment!

Right now, there is a SPECIAL OFFER waiting for you at:

AhmadHAmid.RedskinsSpecials.com

Or Click this link to tune into a special report and find out more

============================

Link:

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Posted by: 4thFloor | March 4, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

ZJ,

You thinking that the Skins laying off some employees, has anything to do with the money paid to players is the stupidiest thing I've ever read from you.

The TV contract gives each team like 100mil a year, and according to people that actually know how players get paid, that is were the money comes from to pay the players.

Thats not even counting all the other money the team makes from tickets, merchandise, parking, and consessions.

The Patriots laid of a bunch of employees, are they not spending in FA's.

The Skins are in the top 5 of most profitable franchises, so they are not hurting for money.

Maybe those employees were laid off for other reasons, you or Sally ever think of that. Maybe there positions were no longer needed.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

Your right I'm threw with Cork, he is a waste of time.

But if attacked I normally can't help myself I have to respond.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

What's laughable is they get PAID well to do that. You, on the other hand DON'T get paid yet you post more than Reid and JLC combined. So, who's the moron?

Answer: Neither...

It's only football. And out there around the rings of Uranus, no one cares.

Me? I get a kick out of the huffing and puffing by guys trying to get someone fired, and jacking up his hit count and assuring his longevity instead. Now THAT's moronic.

Posted by: TheCork | March 4, 2009 4:53 PM |

Actually anwser is both, and you as well. You post just as much as me and I doubt you are getting paid.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I had to do one more now I'm done with Cork.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

'....Lorenzo should be converted to O-line...'


Interesting point there.

He'll become a good o-lineman, Lorenzo Alexander.

He'll be a logical fit at right guard the next time Thomas breaks down.

He'll be quiet, servicable, and cheap.

Then, his contract will be up.

And the team will say, "Hey, go to San Fran, you're just a situational back up dependable guy most teams, unlike ours, value."

"Yes, we know we ain't got a guy to replace you in the event of an injury to the overrated expensive FA we just acquired, but hey, who do you think we are, the New England Patriots? Seeya'"

"We'd rather burn cash, picks, and hope on guys who'll come in, get their money, and skeddale because they don't want to practice with the team in the off-season."

"...'Cuz that's what we always do...."

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 4, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

ZJ,

This is for you and Sally and JLC, I don't blame you for not knowing this but you would think they would have done a little research.


Revenue sharing

About 2/3 of the NFL's money comes from the TV deal. The players get about 2/3 of team revenue. So, more or less, the TV contract goes to pay the players. These contracts are typically for about 5 years, and every time they are renegotiated the price goes up. So do player's salaries.

The money from the TV contract is share and share alike - the Redskins, Cowboys, Bills, and Packers get identical checks. This money is key to the success of the smaller franchises. Without the TV contract money, there is simply no way on earth that Green Bay could ever field a competitive team.

There are a lot of other sources for NFL money. NFL licensed jerseys, for example that Randy Moss jersey you put on your kid last Halloween when you dressed him up as a demon, result in license fees going to the NFL. This money is also equally shared.

When the teams play, there is a "gate," the money people pay for seats. This is in the neighborhood of about $2.5M per game. This money is split 60-40, with the visiting team getting 40% of the gate. Because of this teams like Jacksonville and Arizona just love it when the Packers or Cowboys come to play. These are the two or three games each year these teams can count on selling out, and the money they get is very welcome. Sometimes you will find that to buy a ticket to see the Packers on the road you have to buy a package of two or three tickets. This is nothing more or less than a device to get money from Packers fans into the pockets of the other teams owners.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

You know, its entirely possible that Hall has simply fallen in love with the money he just signed for. But after he gets to live in the real world for a while, things could change. His feelings could change.

Right now, Danny's money looks like Melissa to him, but pretty soon, he might start thinking about Molly. And if he does, well, the entire Redskins world will blog up in arms about him and what a loser he is.

I'm sure his ex, Al Davis, will be laughing hysterically.

At least the ratings will be good.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:23 PM

Flounder what are all the FACTS that you are posting, Dont you know that they are not welcome here.

Down with FACTS

Posted by: GreatOne1 | March 4, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure his ex, Al Davis, will be laughing hysterically.

At least the ratings will be good.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 5:24 PM |

I doubt that considering Al had to give him 8mil for 8 games.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

BOO FACTS

HOORAY BEER

Posted by: GreatOne1 | March 4, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

I had fun today at a staff meeting when some Baltimoron Raven fans gave me stuff about AH stepping on a guys head....I just replied..."at least we don't have any murderers on our team"....room went quiet.....priceless!

"don't accuse me until you take a look at yourself" Eric Clapton

Posted by: redlotparty | March 4, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

ZJ,

Here is another for you in case you don't believe the first one.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008
NFL's Revenue Sharing Gives it Parity, and Unrivaled Success

Last night, the Green Bay Packers destroyed the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 42-20 to reach the NFC conference championship game. In what many think is Brett Favre's last hurrah, the gunslinging quarterback revived a franchise that is just two years removed from a 4-12 season. No other professional sports league exhibits parity like the NFL, where it is commonplace for a team to have a successful year not long after a very disappointing one. This parity, and the NFL's unrivaled financial success, is due to revenue sharing.

First introduced by former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in the early sixties, the NFL revenue sharing system allows small market teams, such as the Green Bay Packers, to compete with larger market teams, such as the Dallas Cowboys. The NFL's revenue sharing system works like this: roughly 2/3 of the NFL's revenue comes from lucrative TV and radio broadcasting deals. The salary cap, the maximum money that goes to the players, utilizes about 2/3 of the teams revenue, so basically, the TV and radio broadcasting deals pay for the players' salaries. Each team has the same salary cap and each team has the same TV deal, which is why small market teams can field a competitive team. Other sources of revenue, such as NFL licensed products, are also shared equally. The other 1/3 of the league's generated revenue is derived from stadium sales, such as corporate boxes, seat sales and $8 hot dogs. This revenue sharing system gives teams, big or small market, a level, competitive playing field, while still giving entrepreneurial owners the ability to make substantial additional money through stadium income.


The NFL owes its financial success to revenue sharing. Unlike the MLB and NBA, sports traditionally dominated by large market teams such as the New York Yankees and LA Lakers, the NFL has thrived on the "any given Sunday" phenomenon. It is this parity that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats every game, generating advertising sales, and gives fans, at the beginning of each year, the hope and belief that their teams have a realistic chance to make the Super Bowl. By giving the exclusive broadcasting rights of each conference to just one distribution channel, FOX for the NFC and CBS for the AFC, the NFL creates a bidding war for the right to televise its games, and gets a lucrative contract. The brilliance of this system gives the NFL its unrivaled financial success and devoted weekly audience.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

As for Sally Jenkins. Yuck. Yes the Skins laid people off and no, we don't really know why. Were they unproductive or doing jobs that could be replaced? What, from a biz perspective, suffered as a result of the layoffs?

If the Skins put down an artificial turf surface, I'm pretty sure the guys that cuts the lawn isn't needed anymore.

I've been as critical of Danny as anyone, but he knows the team on the field is the core product. By putting money into the core product, his priority is straight, even if his execution is lame.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Hey CL, where's your color commentary on the latest flare up?

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

"don't accuse me until you take a look at yourself" Eric Clapton

Do you seriously think Clapton wrote that song?

wow just wow...

Was written by a little know LEGEND named Bo Diddley (RIP)

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

RAY’S DEAL IS DONE
Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2009, 4:35 p.m. EST
On the same day that the Ravens finagled a deal with a long-time fixture in another team’s offense, the Ravens finally worked out a contract with a long-time fixture in their own defense.

A league source tells us that linebacker Ray Lewis has agreed to terms to remain with the team for which he has starred since 1996.

The Ravens are expected to announce the transaction in the not-too-distant future.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Peri, which one?

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

"We'd rather burn cash, picks, and hope on guys who'll come in, get their money, and skeddale because they don't want to practice with the team in the off-season."

'...Cuz that's what we always do....'

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 4, 2009"

Even more than ever ... watch Carlos Rogers, who is still very young, finish his maturation process and have a pro bowl year ... then leave in free agency as a cap casualty.

Watch Jason Campbell make the pro bowl, throw 30 TD's and do the same.

Montgomery, Golston maybe AH will help make this happen but if they become much more than average ... then what?

Yup ... same old, same old, its the same old.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

CL, that was the least of the things about which he was wrong in that post.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | March 4, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

"Peri, which one?

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009"

Prognosticator's choice.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

"The Ravens are expected to announce the transaction in the not-too-distant future.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009"

The real key is Suggs ...

Have to admit he might be worth a couple of firsts ... perfect replacement for Washington. Orapko, Cushing, et al?

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

ZJ,

So in conclusion looks like the NFL does have seperate income for there production staff, and there support staff.

Sally just wanted to write a negative article towards the Skins, like she always does but whatever.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

don't accuse me until you take a look at yourself" Eric Clapton

Do you seriously think Clapton wrote that song?

wow just wow...

Was written by a little know LEGEND named Bo Diddley (RIP)

--------

Take it easy, my bad....Bo knows songs

Posted by: redlotparty | March 4, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Was written by a little know LEGEND named Bo Diddley (RIP)

Posted by: chrislarry | March 4, 2009 5:38 PM

Nice post, CL. First time I recall that Bo Diddley (born Ellas Otha Bates) has his name up here. What a talent.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 4, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

The real key is Suggs ...

Have to admit he might be worth a couple of firsts ... perfect replacement for Washington. Orapko, Cushing, et al?

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 5:43 PM |

Per,

What scares me about Suggs is he's been playing rush LB in a 3-4 for so long, not sure he could play LB in a 4-3.

And he is definatley not worth a first rounder let alone two.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Learnedhand--Just want to say again, in case you missed it first time, that you were right about Haynesworth and I was way wrong. You nailed it, I failed it.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 4, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers pro bowl? IF ONLY the man could catch a football..then we could even imagine this....but alas...

Now, I can see Hall making the pro bowl this year.

Posted by: redlotparty | March 4, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

PFT says San Fran and the Skins bidding for Evans. Something like 2 years 4 mil.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

"Nice post, CL. First time I recall that Bo Diddley (born Ellas Otha Bates) has his name up here. What a talent.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 4, 2009"

Oh were big RI rippers and we're loved everywhere we go. We whine about Vinnie, crappy QBs, (and our own posts!) at 10,000 characters a blow.

It gives us all kinds of chills to be extra shrill, yet the shrill thrill we nevuh knowed ...

Is the thrill that'll get ya when you get your handle on the front page of the WaPo home ..

WaPo home, gonna get my handle on the covuh! WaPo home, gonna send 5 copies to my muthuh!
On the covuh of WaPo home ...

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

"And he is definatley not worth a first rounder let alone two.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009"

Its not just his play its his attitude ... but you may be right.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

TE, I guess that makes me even with a blind squirrel.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | March 4, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

"Right now, Danny's money looks like Melissa to him, but pretty soon, he might start thinking about Molly....."
Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 5:24 PM | Report

There has to be a limit on "Bachelor" references and I do believe we have reached that limit today!

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

"Now, I can see Hall making the pro bowl this year.

Posted by: redlotparty | March 4, 2009"

Its his contract year ... and Rogers is not really a slacker, and he had a very good beginning ... so you never know ...

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Flounder, I didn't think I needed to explain this too you but ok, NFL teams get revenue from TV, radio, ticket sales, concessions, merchandising, and other licensing and rights sales.....all of it goes to individual teams and the owners (like Snyder) then pay all their expenses with the revenue they earn, like facilities up keep and SALARIES. Its not like the TV money is dedicated to the players and the other stuff goes to back office personnel.....everyone understands that TV is the big driver of revenue, but all the money goes to the same place, Snyder, who then pays his bills with it and keeps whatever profit is left. If he chooses to lay off Redskin Park personnel and pay players more all the money comes from the same place, his pocket so to say that TV money pays the players and Redskin Park personnel are paid by something else are just stupid.

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 4, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

ZJ,

You didn't read the two articles I posted or you would know what you just said is false.

Read the article and get back to me.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Here's a question for jlc.are you sure the redskins should look to the ravens for a way to build a team?

with all of their investments in o-linemen in the top 3 rounds,why the need to go out and do this????sure they lost brown,but i thought you said that they had stock piled linemen on both sides of the ball..

THREE YEARS, $12 MILLION FOR BIRK?
Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2009, 5:00 p.m. EST
Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that the contract signed by Ravens center Matt Birk has a two-year term, and a total value of $9 million.

Per Caplan, the deal contains $6 million in guaranteed money.

Birk, a six-time Pro Bowler, spent eleven years with the Vikings. (And, yeah, we added that sentence because the thing needed a third paragraph.)

UPDATE: We’re actually hearing three years and $12 million. Stay tuned.


and do i really need to point out his age?

Posted by: jumbo5383 | March 4, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Danny makes a ton of money from the Skins that is not shared with the league.

The amount of the overall contract means nothing because there is a cap, he can only spend so much a year on salaries.

You really think 40 employees making any where from 20 to 100 thou a year is hurting Snyders pockets give me a break.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Clarifying my views on Evans: If he ever turned anyone into a newt, Skins should not sign him, regardless of whether that newt person got better.

Posted by: dcsween | March 4, 2009 3:18 PM |

Since Danny and Vinnie are "Olde-Fashioned" types do you think it would help Evans any if he changed his name from Demetric to DeEnglish?

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 4, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Flounder are you this big an idiot?

The NFL's revenue sharing system works like this: roughly 2/3 of the NFL's revenue comes from lucrative TV and radio broadcasting deals. The salary cap, the maximum money that goes to the players, utilizes about 2/3 of the teams revenue, so basically, the TV and radio broadcasting deals pay for the players' salaries. Each team has the same salary cap and each team has the same TV deal, which is why small market teams can field a competitive team. Other sources of revenue, such as NFL licensed products, are also shared equally. The other 1/3 of the league's generated revenue is derived from stadium sales, such as corporate boxes, seat sales and $8 hot dogs. This revenue sharing system gives teams, big or small market, a level, competitive playing field, while still giving entrepreneurial owners the ability to make substantial additional money through stadium income.

Owner's pay the players and they pay their staff to, all the revenue goes to them and they pay their expenses but Snyder signs everybody's check. Just because the article says "so basically, TV and radio pays the players salary" doesn't mean they aren't getting paid by Snyder and the Redskins, it means that with the owner's share of the revenue sharing agreement they can cover the salary cap. It doesn't mean that Snyder makes more money by cutting personnel and maxing out the cap, he maxes the cap out by choice, if he didn't he could increase his profit, like Tampa who was 30+ million under the cap last year, they are pocketing what they don't pay their players with, but Snyder chooses to spend to the cap, but he still pays everybody out of his total revenue stream and he chose to cut some support personnel and max out the cap in trying times. Personally, I appreciate that about him, while he aint the brightest he spends his money, but if he chose not to he'd keep the money it would go to the players anyway, he gets his portion of the NFL TV revenue sharing agreement and then chooses how to spend it.


Posted by: zjfr2 | March 4, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

sorry that was it wouldn't go to the players anyway if he was under the cap...

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 4, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

zj,

Teams have to share certain money you are right and that money is used to pay for players and whatever.

But what you are not realizing is that the Redskins generate more income that is not shared with the league then any team besides Dallas.

That money is also used to pay the salaries of the Support staff.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

ZJ,

Forget it I don't even care anymore, Sallys colum is a piece of sh!t if you want to support it more power to you.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

"and do i really need to point out his age?

Posted by: jumbo5383 | March 4, 2009"

He is a downgrade from Brown.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Springs left Philly without signing! That's a good thing. I really hope he doesn't sign with someone in our division.

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

He is a downgrade from Brown.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 6:21 PM |

True that

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

I understand this, and we are the highest revenue generating team in the league and have been for the last couple of years, but Snyder doesn't have to spend to the cap just because the TV revenue essentially covers the salary cap, he chooses to. And he chose this year that he wanted to tighten the belt some so he cut support staff but still committed to spending to the cap limit, which is great, what do we care how many secretaries are at Redskins Park? but to say that tough economic times don't matter because the TV pays the players is dumb....Snyder pays the players, and he could pay them less if he chose to, the TV deal gets him enough revenue to do so but he doesn't has to spend it....

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 4, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

he maxes the cap out by choice, if he didn't he could increase his profit, like Tampa who was 30+ million under the cap last year, they are pocketing what they don't pay their players with, but Snyder chooses to spend to the cap ...

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 4, 2009 6:11 PM |

Not necessarily true. If you do not max out the cap, the team sucks, the fans see what you are doing and bolt. When they bolt there are empty seats and the team loses all the profit they get from $15 hot dogs, $10 beer and $50 parking. 45,000 fans in a stadium that seats 90,000 is a financial disaster.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 4, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Another post regurgitating quotes from yesterday, but still nothing on Demetric Evans? When you get more actual "inside" information from the comments posted on a blog than the actual blog itself, I think it may be time to rethink your staff.

Posted by: CPortisRun | March 4, 2009 3:19 PM |

They have to keep refreshing the blog, even if it is repetitive drivel, to make it easy for posters like yourself to vent with sarcastic comments like yours.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 4, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

I doubt we'll see anything on Evans till Friday morning according to AS, as opposed to RI.

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

And he chose this year that he wanted to tighten the belt some so he cut support staff but still committed to spending to the cap limit, which is great, what do we care how many secretaries are at Redskins Park? but to say that tough economic times don't matter because the TV pays the players is dumb....Snyder pays the players, and he could pay them less if he chose to, the TV deal gets him enough revenue to do so but he doesn't has to spend it....

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 4, 2009 6:23 PM |

He has not chosen to spend to the cap we still have 12mil in cap space counting the draft picks.

You said the Bucs. had 30mil in salary cap space last year that is impossible because of the cap floor. Here is what it was last year.

There is also a salary floor - a minimum amount that teams must spend. That currently is at $98.8 million, which is 85.2 percent of the cap. That floor will be increased by 1.2 percent each year until it reaches 90 percent in 2012.

So by my calculations even if the Bucs. spent to the floor they would have only had 18mil.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 6:38 PM | Report abuse

The cap was 116mil last year that where I get the 18mil cap space.

Most NFL teams spend to the cap every year.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Football is a seasonal sport -- I bet the majority of the employees laid off were simply seasonal workers (e.g. grounds keepers or merchandise vendors) who will not be needed again until training camp. The media probably sensationalized lay offs that occur every year because of the state of the economy...

Posted by: siris | March 4, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Philly wanted to sign Springs as a backup free safety...

Posted by: siris | March 4, 2009 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Football is a seasonal sport -- I bet the majority of the employees laid off were simply seasonal workers (e.g. grounds keepers or merchandise vendors) who will not be needed again until training camp. The media probably sensationalized lay offs that occur every year because of the state of the economy...

Posted by: siris | March 4, 2009 6:41 PM |

Siris, how could that be when sally wrote the colum she wrote, the Skins must just be a$$hol3s or desperate for money.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Do we know if there has been any interest shown in little brother Dock as a late round pick?

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Somebody posted about outsized LB, and of course the poster child for that is Levon Kirkland: 6'1" and 3 bills, anchored an awesome Stillers defense.

I know some of you guys are scared about the D "gaps" at strong side LB and right DE, but I don't think those are the most pressing need: that would be on the O-line.

Smith or Oher? Frankly their draft stock has dropped in the last few months and it's for the same reason: attitude.

One quote I saw about Andre Smith is "he just doesn't get it". He's suspended for the Sugar Bowl for violating team rules. He skips the combine workout due to a "misunderstanding", which when you parse it amounts to he went home without telling anybody, AFTER saying he'd do the drills. He thinks he's the sh!t and I doubt getting taken at 13 is going to change that opinion much. So, do we want a fat out of shape rookie with an attitude taken at #13?

How about.... NO!

Oher: a lot of upside, with room for improvement, and can play right tackle. The problem here is that he's not assessed as a great run blocker (yet). Didn't the Redskins run right a lot last year? Would they switch Samuels to RT to have Oher play left?

I think Oher is a much better pick than Andre Smith

Posted by: dpc2003 | March 4, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

dpc,

I agree we should go OL.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 4, 2009 6:53 PM | Report abuse

The attitude knock on Oher was that early in his career he lacked focus in some games. In his senior year that seemed to disappear.

Really, that's the only one, so it's not fair of me to say the knock is "attitude", when in fact there isn't a knock at all.

Posted by: dpc2003 | March 4, 2009 6:55 PM | Report abuse

I thought the knock on Oher was that he was erratic during his senior year, and didn't display the kind of consistent dominance you'd like in a top 10 pick. That, and a few questions about his "focus" and play-to-play intensity. I definitely remember draft experts putting him forward as a possible #1 overall back in October or so, and now he seems to have slipped to mid-late first round.

Smith, meanwhile, was utterly dominant in the passing and running game, and his stock increased as the season went on. By February he was a possible top 5, even top 3 pick. The only thing that hurt him was utterly cocking up the combine. I don't think he had shown a history of 'attitude' problems before the flameout in Indy

Don't get me wrong, Smith's weight gain and bizarre behavior at the combine are a warning sign. But really -- the guy had an absolutely dominant season and was rated the top OL in the draft. Does a little weird behavior over one weekend negate all of that? My bet is on NFL teams forgetting the combine madness and SMith's stock rising before April.

Most of all, I just want us to focus on OT in the draft -- Smith, Oher, or maybe better yet a trade down so we can get another highly regarded lineman and address a few more needs. But if we draft one of the two USC LBs and then don't take an OL til round 3, I'm gonna be pissed. Our O needs help!

Posted by: HogShotGlass | March 4, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

"Philly wanted to sign Springs as a backup free safety...

Posted by: siris | March 4, 2009"

If he takes a cut and comes to the Skins he knows he would start ... probably a "hybrid" between safety and corner.

Danny and Vinnie cut him, not his coaches.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Ask Sally Jenkins who was laid off in the mailroom at the Post...how much of her salary did she give up?

Posted by: rickyroge | March 4, 2009 7:17 PM | Report abuse

and do i really need to point out his age?

Posted by: jumbo5383 | March 4, 2009"

He is a downgrade from Brown.

Posted by: periculum | March 4, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

That's my point..can you imagine how many post we would have gotten if the skins signed him????

Posted by: jumbo5383 | March 4, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I love Herm Edwards, but he looks like an azz on ESPN. He should still be coaching.

Herm Edwards: "You play to win the game"!
Clinton Portis: "Yeah coach, cause my pockets is skraight?"

Posted by: rickyroge | March 4, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

For the purposes of how a biz works, think of all the money going into one bank account.

Once its in there, you can't tell which $ is which. In practice, many companies outsource payroll services, where they take $$ and deposit it with the payment service who handles the payroll.

Apparently, its common for teams to use short term loans to pay players. That's because the revenue stream (when season tix get paid for) happens at a different time from when the big payroll checks are paid.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

I suppose my last entry was to vulgar cuz it didnt make it on the blog so I will try to tone down the rhetoric.
The media all week has blamed the redskins for driving up the cost to sign free agents because of the contracts we gave AH and DH.This is such garbage there were teams clamoring to sign these players to similar contracts with perhaps a little less gauranteed.Remember last year when we didnt even participate in FA because mediocre players were commanding huge contracts.I suppose that was Snyder's fault as well.The media is full of it,everyone knows that the nfc east is an arms race either you fight to bring in talent or you get left in the dust.And all the Snyder bashers,what the hell man the guy loves the burgundy and gold as much as I do,which says alot.He is willing to do and spend whatever it takes to put a winning team on the feild,what else do you want.Okay cerrato is no parcells but who is,he attempts to bring in gamechangers year after year.As a result we get a competitive team in the toughest div. in football.How long did Jack own the team before winning the big one? Somebody tell me cuz I have a feeling it was more than ten years.With an exception of the patriots game in 07 and the steelers game last year we are pretty competitive and exciting to watch.The hate expressed on this blog for the front office is getting rediculous.I beleive eventually Snyder will reach the promised land and all you fools will eat those words.

Posted by: mark65 | March 4, 2009 7:50 PM | Report abuse

PFT says San Fran and the Skins bidding for Evans. Something like 2 years 4 mil.

Posted by: scampbell1975

I also heard on CSN that SF and the Skins are going for Evans. The Skins also are looking at bringing back Daniels and even Renaldo Wynn - but Evans has first dibs.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 4, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

mark65 -- Snyder is a poor manager of the football operation. He's paid a ton of $$ for free agents, not sure any Snyder FA has even made a Pro Bowl. As has been written on this blog, Danny has gotten less for more than most any owner in football.

The flip side is that he does invest in the product, which is important. He just doesn't invest well.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

From AS:

"The Niners discussed a two-year deal worth roughly $4M with Evans. The Skins may not be offering much more, but he'd be guaranteed to start there after Jason Taylor's release. Evans would be a rotational player in San Fran."

He's better off with us.

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

'...Football is a seasonal sport...'


Which is why we're still yakking about it even though that nonsense called March Madness is about to get under way.

Yes, Moe has lost love for college basketball.

Too many stories about greedy coaches jumping teams will telling some poor kid to sacrifice out of his love for the game.

Too many games on featuring people who are in a college program long enough to realize the joke it has become.

Not that the new tatooed too rich, too young pros are all that. Somebody has forgotten to teach them about something called the mid range jumper.

And the difference between palming the ball and dribbling.

The guys now get bucks and shoe deals because of what they might do and not because of what they did in the Final Four.

Rememba when a college game featured the same guys who'd turn into the great pro's we'd love?

Try explaining to a kid that once, Jordan, Jabbar, Ewing, Worthy, Magic, Bird, Isiah Thomas, Walton, Grant Hill, Mark Price, Laettner, Mutumbo, Olajuwon, Larry Johnson, et al were all guys you watched in college basketball games on snowed in Saturday afternoons back in the day.

Memba Fred Brown throwing the ball away in a national championship game? Laettner stepping on a guy under the basket, and nothing happening to him because, hey, he's Christian Laettner.

I try watching college basketball now and think, "This looks like an NBA Triple A game."

That's why football is a seasonal sport: no matter the season, there's always something to talk about.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 4, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

'...He's better off with us...'


D Evans is gone, my friend.

And the people who say, "Hey, he's just a 30 year old back up," have yet to supply us with the name of the guy on the skins' roster who can step in and do what he does.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 4, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

The NFL.com guys have the Skins taking a LB (USC) or DE(Orapko, not likey he will be there at 13)) at 13 after the top three OTs (all the Smiths) are gone by 13. Oher is available and the Skins pass on him. So where are they going to get a OT, one of their biggest needs? That Seattle guy? Would be risky but Zorny might sold on him, having had a chance to observe up close when with the Hawks.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 4, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Springs left Philly without signing! That's a good thing. I really hope he doesn't sign with someone in our division.

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2009 6:22 PM

Why? He`d play six games for them and take up a roster spot the whole season. Let`s hope this handicap turns up on one of our rivals teams.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 4, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

D Evans is gone, my friend.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 4, 2009 8:25 PM |

Moe, just because he went to the `University` of Georgia, we can`t assume that he`s so stupid that he`d go to the 49ers. He`s got advisers who can steer him in the right direction. He`s coming back.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 4, 2009 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Would be risky but Zorny might sold on him, having had a chance to observe up close when with the Hawks.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 4, 2009 9:02 PM

Anybody from Seattle who Zorn`s sold on, I don`t want. He doesn`t have a clue. He brought in Plackemeir. How was he? He brought in Shawn Alexander. How was he?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 4, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse


anton

'...The NFL.com guys have the Skins taking a LB (USC)...'


This is interesting--if it happens--as sometime while watching Senior Bowl practices and the game, two players looked like excellent slb options: USC's Rey Mauaulga and Northern Ill's Larry English.

Either of these guys would be welcomed.

Bloggas complained, howled, cursed, murdered their children, but the team does need a capable stud slb as H B Blades is a special teamer and a back up or starter at mbl, and no move was made to get the player Moe wanted: B Scott (or now) D Brooks.

We'll see how it shakes out.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 4, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

The NFL.com guys have the Skins taking a LB (USC) or DE(Orapko, not likey he will be there at 13)) at 13...

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 4, 2009 9:02 PM

If those guys can put 3 TDs per game on the board for the us, they might be worth it. Because as things stand, this offense is stuck at about 12 points/game. Hopefully, Snyderatto and Zorn aren't smoking what those NFL.com guys are smoking.

Posted by: Alan4 | March 4, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Anybody from Seattle who Zorn`s sold on, I don`t want. He doesn`t have a clue. He brought in Plackemeir. How was he? He brought in Shawn Alexander. How was he?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 4, 2009 9:08 PM |

Sherman Smith sold the High Command on Big Albert. Besides, Plackemeir and Alexander were just stop-gaps that nobody put a lot of serious thought behind.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 4, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Evans = 49er

Posted by: KingME1 | March 4, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

EVANS CHOOSES NINERS
Posted by Mike Florio on March 4, 2009, 9:32 p.m. EST
Defensive end Demetric Evans wanted to make a decision by Friday as to whether he’d join the 49ers or the Redskins.

And so he has.

On Wednesday night, Evans agreed to terms with San Francisco, according to a league source.

Per the source, Evans signed a two-year, $3.8 million deal.

The seven-year veteran started with career with the Cowboys, and spent the last five seasons in Washington.

This sucks!!!!

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

The Skins may compete in 2009, but its hard to imagine the offense being good enough to be a genuine threat. The OL is still a problem and the WRs are still a weak group. By the time 2010 rolls around, we may be able to fill more gaps ... though clearly some could open up (MLB, QB)

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 4, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

You would think he had a much better chance of starting with us. Unless he thought the FO was going to go after someone else to start.

Posted by: will_ga | March 4, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

I think the FO pooed the scrooch on that one. Left Evans dangling while banking on a soft @ss slacker that got cut cuz he doesn't want to work out with his team. Another over the hill superstar just collecting a check.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Pretty surprising. He must have really loved Singletary.

Snatch up Daniels. Add a DE late in the draft. Not too worried about this loss.

Posted by: psps23 | March 4, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

man, I'm really enjoying this blog a lot more with Jason Reid's work.

some of the best work this place has ever seen.

refreshing

Posted by: IHateJLC | March 4, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Rob Jackson biznatches!

+ we will draft a DE with #13

Posted by: hollabolla | March 4, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

granpescado: "Isn't 6'4" and 260 plus pounds a little too big for a LB?"

Orakpo is to a regular LB as a Prius is to a Camry.

Ok, a stupid analogy, but I've been wanting to use it for a while, and you presented me with a chance.

These big guys become rush ends on pass downs and tussle with the TE on running plays. You seen how big those TEs are getting lately? Too much for your old-style 230 pounder.

Besides, they'll probably rotate him with some real LBs. If they can find any.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 4, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

PEEBS.....

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 4, 2009 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Bummer about Evans.

If we lock up Daniels, and commit ourselves to rotating in the young bucks, then we should be fine. After all, with AH on the team, I should be able to rack up 20 sacks...right?

DO NOT. I repeat: DO NOT DRAFT A DE FOR GOODNESS SAKES!

Posted by: p1funk | March 4, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Evans was a good player for the Skins, but it's probably for the better that he signed with the 49ers. This move gives both Buzbee and Jackson a better opportunity to earn the backup LDE position...

Posted by: siris | March 4, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

will_ga

'....You would think he- D Evans- had a much better chance of starting with us...'


You'd think a team without a lot of depth and versitilty on its d-line would've locked Evans up just before kicking J Taylor's tires to see if there was a way to keep him around so the Haynesworth collapsing the middle fantasy could become a dream come true.

Read Moe's earlier posts: the guy, D Evans, gave the skins the middle finger to read as, if anything, he watched them sign Prince Albert to a bundle without a thought of the time and effort he put into becoming a player for the franchise.

So now, after adding Prince Albert and losing both Evans and Taylor that dream has become a wet one.

Anybody got cleaning supplies? The skins' FO just blew a load into it's own pants as now a de and slb both are serious issues when neither of them needed to be.

We need a second round pick like Hammer needs a hit--record that is.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 4, 2009 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Evans decision was most likely based on emotion, not analysis of his choices. He said he'd decide by Friday, but his feelings overtook him.

The Skins were going to give Taylor $8.5M, as thanks for his 1 year and 3.5 sacks in 13 games. The Skins probably offered Evans about what the 49ers offered: $3.8M for 2 years, as thanks for his 5 years with the Skins and his 3.5 sacks last year.

Homes was probably pretty pi$$ed when he got to thinking about that.

Posted by: Alan4 | March 4, 2009 11:24 PM | Report abuse

have we resigned leigh torrance yet?

Posted by: BMACattack | March 5, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

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