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Harvey returns from sobering mission to Haiti

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There was some rain in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday night that delayed flights, but the Redskins-Diageo envoy finally returned home early this morning, after distributing more than 50,000 pounds of food, clothing and medical kits to the earthquake-ravaged region.

Included among the donations was a bunch of clothing from the Redskins. So as the nation regroups and tries to find a way to move forward, plenty of Haitians will be doing so while wearing a Redskins logo and colors.

Dan Sanborn, a senior director of corporate relations for Diageo, a leading liquor and beer distributor, has been on similar trips as a part of the company's Spirit of Americans humanitarian aid program -- including to New Orleans in 2005 -- and said the destruction the group encountered in Haiti is unmatched.

The photo here -- taken by former Post photographer Karen Ballard -- is of former Washington linebacker Ken Harvey, who made the trip and met with doctors, troops and Haitians who were victims of the devastating quake. He was on the ground for only two days but won't ever forget what he saw in Port-au-Prince.

"The people are trying to survive, they're all trying to figure out what next. They're scared to go back in their homes. Everything normal to them has been destroyed," Harvey said. "I look at it like, in America... when something happens in the winter time when the power goes out, we run around trying to get candles and freaking out -- at least we have the confidence that lights will come back on, and people are working on it. Here, it's hard for people to have confidence that things are going to get better."

Harvey said it's difficult to describe just how much the country needs right now. While the work he and his group were able to do on the ground was somewhat limited, Harvey hoped that by describing the destruction, others might be moved to contribute to Red Cross and other charitable organizations.

While Harvey is back in the U.S., some members of the relief team, including representatives of the Bridge Foundation, Diageo's longtime partner in such efforts, remained in Haiti. Another shipment of food and medical supplies is expected to be made.
 

By Rick Maese  |  January 20, 2010; 10:27 AM ET
 
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Comments

Even if they are unwanted Jason Taylor jerseys, it's good to see them doing something.

Posted by: Devo2 | January 20, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

12/21/2012 was a reference to the end of the world, not of a Presidency.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | January 20, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

"So as the nation regroups and tries to find a way to move forward, plenty of Haitians will be doing so while wearing a Redskins logo and colors.

By Rick Maese "

And your point is.....They got brand new clothes?

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 20, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

12/21/2012 was a reference to the end of the world, not of a Presidency.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | January 20, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse


I will wait until 12/22/2012 to call you an idiot.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 20, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

We may not like how Dan handles the team but you got to give the man props for what he does in helping people.

Posted by: jm220 | January 20, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

To all those who want to trade a TE:

TIGHT END: B+

2009: Chris Cooley [29 catches, 332 yards, 11.4, 2 TD] was having a pretty good season, considering the other problems on offense when he went down with a serious injury on Monday night against the Eagles and missed the rest of the year. Sophomore Fred Davis stepped uncertainly into the starting role and nobody knew quite what to expect. He responded with 48 catches for 509 yards [10.6] and a team-high 6 TD. Essentially, Davis replaced Cooley as Campbell's go-to guy and while Davis' blocking will never be used in a training film, it did improve somewhat as the year progressed. Todd Yoder made his usual contributions on special teams and in short yardage situations. He caught only 4 passes, but 3 were touchdowns and he's so technically sound that it would be amazing if he's not brought back.

2010: People who suggest the Redskins trade one of their tight ends are mistaken. Being able to run a two-TE offense with two starting-caliber tight ends is a rare thing and Washington can do it in 2010. This would improve the team's running game and passing game over the middle. Shanahan successfully used Daniel Graham and Tony Scheffler at the same time in Denver and both Cooley and Davis are better than those two. Yoder provides quality depth and with Cooley and Davis both healthy next season, tight end should be Washington's strongest position. There is no need to move one of them, the offense should thrive with Cooley and Davis on the field at the same time.

http://dcprosportsreport.com/articles/washington-redskins/redskins-offense-in-2009-and-2010.html

Posted by: ga8085 | January 20, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Yup, Nobody has ever had 2 TEs as good as ours. Let's try innovating for once instead of copying things 5 years after they've ceased being effective.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 20, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse


I trust this coaching staff will. Not only Big Shanny who used 2-TEs, but in Houston's passing attack, Kyle Shanahan used Owen Daniels as a primary receiver. Whoever they had that could catch balls and make plays, they figured out how to get them most of them on the field.

Interstingly enough, I recall earlier this season when Zorny's WCO plays were struggling that Holmgren and him talked, and Holmgren's advice to Zorn was "trust the scheme".

That thinking, I believe, failed Zorn. What they needed to do was "adjust the scheme".

I think the Shannys are more "adjust the scheme" type of thinkers rather than "trust the scheme" types.

Posted by: p1funk | January 20, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: ga8085 | January 20, 2010 11:01 AM

My issue with the TE group is their run blocking. Particularly against the cowboys, and Giants, these guy continually get beat. I would like to have a TE picked up who is a strong run blocker increasing the overall strength of the position.

Posted by: TWISI | January 20, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

How Shanahan uses the WR's and whether he even likes the ones we currently have, will be plenty interesting as well.

Posted by: skinswest | January 20, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

HD Video Boards coming to FedEx...

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 20, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

So as the nation regroups and tries to find a way to move forward, plenty of Haitians will be doing so while wearing a Redskins logo and colors.

By Rick Maese | January 20, 2010; 10:27 AM ET


Harvey is wearing a "Draft 2008" Redskins shirt which cost $4 but sold for $20 and is worthless today. If it's donated to the Haitians I presume they write off at least $4, maybe $20, for shirts that they couldn't sell today for even $1.

I hate to sound as cynical as Brownwood, but was this about helping the Haitians or about a large tax deduction for Dan Snyder and the Redskins?

Posted by: League-Source | January 20, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

obviously you don't have a sense of humor etrod

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | January 20, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | January 20, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

They have that in Yoder..

Posted by: ga8085 | January 20, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

And I agree with TWISI...Daniel Graham was a VERY good run blocker and could catch footballs thrown his way. Way have 2 excellent pass catchers. Cooley having below average blocking and Sleepy having average blocking with potential to grow...

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 20, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

They have that in Yoder..

Posted by: ga8085 | January 20, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if Sellers can run block from the line. Cooley struggles with that but I also wonder how much easier it owuld be if we had legit tackles. I don't know I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 20, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Harvey is wearing a "Draft 2008" Redskins shirt which cost $4 but sold for $20 and is worthless today. If it's donated to the Haitians I presume they write off at least $4, maybe $20, for shirts that they couldn't sell today for even $1.

I hate to sound as cynical as Brownwood, but was this about helping the Haitians or about a large tax deduction for Dan Snyder and the Redskins?


Posted by: League-Source | January 20, 2010 11:08 AM |

I would say he gives a sh_t about the reasons behind it as long as it's helping.

The majority if companies that donate to charities do it for the tax break.

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 20, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Interstingly enough, I recall earlier this season when Zorny's WCO plays were struggling that Holmgren and him talked, and Holmgren's advice to Zorn was "trust the scheme".

Posted by: p1funk | January 20, 2010 11:03 AM
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That sounds like really terrible advice - especially when Zorn had so little influence over personnel decisions. I think Shanahan has mentioned once or twice that he adjust the scheme to fit the players. That is music to my ears. No coach makes it without adapting his scheme a little.

A little of that common sense is needed on defense as well. If they want to transition to a 3-4, then fine, but I hope they are smart enough to realize that Orakpo and Carter aren't great coverage guys, and McIntosh probably isn't going to be big enough to play as a traditional 3-4 linebacker.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 20, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 20, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

I have been working on our possible trades for the draft. I think we could make a good trade for our first round pick with any of the following.

7. Cleveland ( 1st 4th)

8. Oakland ( 1st 4th)

9. Buffalo (1,3,4,5)

10. Denver (1,3,7)

13. San Francisco (1,2,5) 

15. New York Giants (1,2,3)

16. Tennessee (1,2,3,4)

16. San Francisco (1,2,3,4)
26. Arizona (1, 2, 3, 4)

29. Minnesota (In theory if they need a QB we could force a trade for picks 1-7)

Posted by: alex35332 | January 20, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

They have that in Yoder..

Posted by: ga8085 | January 20, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Yoder is decent. However, the Skins can find better run blockers than him. Yoder gets handled far too much against the Cowboys and Giants.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 20, 2010 11:13 AM

When Sherm Lewis took over play calling, I noticed Sellers in-line more than usual. Maybe Sellers can make the transition there on a regular basis.

Posted by: TWISI | January 20, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

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