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Haynesworth Hopes to Rebound

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said he's not certain how a hip injury he suffered in Sunday's 19-14 loss at Detroit will affect him in the coming weeks.

"I don't know right now," he said after the Redskins' 19-14 loss to the Lions in Detroit. "I hope it'll be okay."

In the second quarter, Haynesworth made a key sack of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on a third-and-five play from the Washington 14. But after Haynesworth landed on Stafford, he could not get up.

Hiding his face with a towel, Haynesworth was taken off the field on a cart with a strained hip flexor. He received treatment in the locker room and returned midway through the third quarter, though the 350-pound takckle said he wasn't 100 percent in the second half.

"Really slow," he said. "I didn't feel like myself. But that's part of the game. Hopefully I'll be ready to go by next week."

Haynesworth hadn't spoken with local reporters since the team's Week 1 loss to the New York Giants, but he fielded questions at his locker. He said to move forward, the Washington defense needs to start comporting itself as a team, rather than a group of individuals.

"Any loss is tough to take in the NFL. You only got 16 games and to lose two already is huge. And especially to lose to the Lions," he said. "I thought they were better than the Rams. We just didn't step up to the challenge as a defense or really as a team."

The injury to Haynesworth was the most significant on a day when several Redskins went down. Cornerback Carlos Rogers -- who began the day covering Calvin Johnson, the Lions' top receiver -- sprained his ankle, but returned and played much of the second half. Fullback Mike Sellers suffered a bad thigh bruise and was limping afteward.

Middle linebacker London Fletcher, who was in on 16 tackles, missed some time in the second half after suffering a bruised rib. H.B. Blades filled in for Fletcher, who returned.

Defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin left the game under his own power in the first quarter, but was on the field on the next drive, and defensive end-linebacker Brian Orakpo also was helped from the field late in the second quarter, but he came back in the second half.

"These guys will be bruised tomorrow," Zorn said.

By Rick Maese  |  September 27, 2009; 7:48 PM ET
 
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Comments

first to say zorn is gone tomorrow

Posted by: noonefromtampa | September 27, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

"These guys will be bruised tomorrow," Zorn said then added "but they'll have a job."

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 27, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

I think it's time to blow this thing up, get rid of Cerrato, hire a true GM and start from scratch

Posted by: SkinsFanInFL | September 27, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

rachel, rachel, rachel

"Watching Mark Sanchez makes me jealous."


Jay Cutler has played well, too.

Oh well,we've eaten our crow already.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 27, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

LOL you guys are funny....

Posted by: TWISI | September 27, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

How does a 350lb lineman fall on a QB, and the lineman is the one that can't get up?? Haynesworth's conditioning is horrible.

There were countless embarrasing moments for a Redskins fan watching todays game, but the last drive summed it up. How do you not take ONE shot at the endzone with 30 seconds on the clock??!! The Vikings won in the same situation today, by taking a shot. This team lacks leadership and competence, starting from the top. Snyder needs to hire a real GM and stay out of the decision making. Fire Vinny!!

Posted by: ronnieb1212 | September 27, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

"These guys will be bruised tomorrow," Zorn said.

It's not just the players that will suffer a bruising, coach.

This town eats up coaches.

Posted by: SteveMG | September 27, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Nothing on this, or about the 'Skins, is worth reading at this point until CERRATO IS FIRED breaks across the screen.

Posted by: ThisGuy | September 27, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

In the 30 plus years I have been a Washington Redskins fan, I have never been more embarrassed

Posted by: SkinsFanInFL | September 27, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

The problem is the owner and gm...I like that Snyder will spend the money but they need to spend it wisely. We have the same record as the defending Super Bowl Champions who lost to the Bungles today. Another playoff team, the Titans are 0-3. Im not saying everything is fine...there are problems but they start and are mostly at the top of the organization. The lines should've been addressed a long time ago & that is the front office. I mean, Campbell had to maneuver several different ways today just to get a throwing lane. Sorry I went a little random there guys but these losses kill me!

Posted by: RockyTopSkin | September 27, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Today is a sad day for a Redskins fan. Zorn and Campbell have worn out their welcome.

Posted by: GWSkinFan | September 27, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

I understand that nobody on the field had a bad injury, but has anyone checked the owner's box to see if anyone up there has a serious head injury? Nobody can run a team into the ground they way they have over the past 10 years without a serious impairment of the decision-making portion of their brain.

Posted by: d-35 | September 27, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Couldn't have said it better ThisGuy

Posted by: SkinsFanInFL | September 27, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

What's this team's bread and butter? It's hard to say what we're good at anymore.

Can't run.
Can't defend.
Can't pass block.
Can't go deep consistently.

There is not a single team in the NFL I could say I would feel confident putting this team up against.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Its sooooooooooo fun watching Sanchez light up the league and start 3 and 0.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 27, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm no fan of Albert Heynsworth. For better or worse his large contract was the early death nail for the '09 Redskins, but this quote, "He said to move forward, the Washington defense needs to start comporting itself as a team, rather than a group of individuals," is the most telling thing about the dysfunction from top to bottom in the Washington Redskins organization.

Posted by: The_Spear | September 27, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Zorn is here for a while, but this really sucks. Defense played a horrible game. Betts has to go, he always comes up a yard short or fumbles or doesn't get out of bounds when he needs to. 3rd and long we always come up a half yard short, what's up with that? Only glimmer of hope was Rhino's play, he wasn't that bad. Wow, this koolaid tastes funny.

Posted by: VegasJim | September 27, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Alan,

There defense is very agressive they play to score, our defense plays to bend not break. You can't force TO unless you are agressive and go after the QB we don't do that, not even against rookies.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 27, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Lifelong dc resident and skins fan here. Done. Snyder can and probably should eat a big bag of d1cks. Not spending another dime on this team until snyder is gone f'em.

Posted by: fred_p_harris | September 27, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Its sooooooooooo fun watching Sanchez light up the league and start 3 and 0.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 27, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

This is why I and so many on this blog wanted Snyder to move hell and high water to get this guy. Damn him.

Posted by: TWISI | September 27, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

I love the burgundy and gold with all my heart (do they offer a mediocrity refund to season ticket holders). However, this is how I feel about the rest of the season right now. Rock the Red! Let's Go Caps! I can't wait until Thursday when a DC team that is outstandingly managed hits the ice.

Posted by: croftonpost | September 27, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this koolaid tastes funny.

Posted by: VegasJim | September 27, 2009 8:27 PM

That's cause the Redskins pissed in it all afternoon. Wow, they suck. I still can't believe how much they suck.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | September 27, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Im amazed that Campbell was able to throw for 325+ with that line today!

Posted by: RockyTopSkin | September 27, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Sanchez would not have succeeded here with the oline and receivers we have.

Posted by: The_Spear | September 27, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Flounder, I don't disagree with your analysis, but this defense absolutely BROKE today.

The godawful Lions dominated the clock (37 min to 23 min) while holding the lead. That's what the Skins used to do.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Do you guys really think that if we had Sanchez here that it'd make a difference? The o-line wouldn't be blocking any better if Sanchez were the QB. The defense wouldn't be getting off the field any more frequently if Sanchez were here.

Posted by: -swb | September 27, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

I think Zorn is a significant problem, but "fire Zorn" is not a solution. The replacement needs to be a solution. There is a lot that can go wrong with a replacement.

for example, Shanahan as HC would be great. But Shanahan as president and HC, not a good combo.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 27, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

>

moving hell and high water might have been an easier task today.

Posted by: bluejeener1 | September 27, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe- Absolutely. At first when I heard the Skins were interested in Sanchez I was not happy. After I saw him in the preseason and his first three games, this guy is the real deal and he has major talent. You can just see it when he plays. I would've given up 2 first round picks for this guy. He can already make the toughest throws. Did anyone see his 46 yard pass to Cotchery? That throw was perfect, right on the money. If Campbell ever made a throw like that I think I would faint.

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is SOFT. He's what everyone said he was that didn't want him. Stubblefield 2.0. Zorn is Spurrier 2.0

Posted by: brianlee720 | September 27, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Cerrato is more of a problem than Zorn anyday! No coach can succeed with they way this thing is set up...not even Gibbs

Posted by: RockyTopSkin | September 27, 2009 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Boycott FedEx!

danny understands no language other than $$$ !

He promoted a QB coach to head coach!

Why?

No one that has credibility in this league will touch danny!

They know he is about the $$$. Winning is only incidental to his pocketbook and his ego!

.

Posted by: oldnova | September 27, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe- Absolutely. At first when I heard the Skins were interested in Sanchez I was not happy. After I saw him in the preseason and his first three games, this guy is the real deal and he has major talent. You can just see it when he plays. I would've given up 2 first round picks for this guy. He can already make the toughest throws. Did anyone see his 46 yard pass to Cotchery? That throw was perfect, right on the money. If Campbell ever made a throw like that I think I would faint.

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 8:34 PM

Wow talk about 20/20 vision. If only all decision could be made that way,

Posted by: TWISI | September 27, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

In three decades of watching Redskin football, I cannot think offhand of a lower point than the game today. The owner, the coach, the entire staff of the Washington Redskins should be utterly embarassed. When you lose to the worse team in the NFL, that makes you the new worse team in the NFL. The only silver lining is there is no where to go but up...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 27, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

He promoted a QB coach to head coach!

Posted by: oldnova | September 27, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

So did the Eagles and Packers. It has worked out fine for them. The Ravens hired a secondary coach. Zorn isn't struggling because he wasn't an Offensive Coordinator first. There are other reasons.

Posted by: croftonpost | September 27, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Sanchez would NOT be 3-0 with the Skins. His team's defense actually gets takeaways, and his RBs actually run for TDs.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I agree with RockTopSkin. Dan Snyder is still playing with the Skins like they are his fantasy team and he has a General Manager (excuse me VP of Football operations) that is clueless.

But I still feel the biggest dissapointment with this team is the owner himself. I see very little passion in this man. The Squire was a passionate Redskins supporter. When you see Mr Snyder in the booth during the game I see is a very stoic accountant, not a rabid football fan/owner. Give me the passion of a Jerry Jones (Yea I said it) and maybe some of that passion will rub off on the team and we will see better times.

Posted by: pjohn53100 | September 27, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Can the fans now sue Snyder!!!

Posted by: NaptownSkins | September 27, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

In three decades of watching Redskin football, I cannot think offhand of a lower point than the game today. The owner, the coach, the entire staff of the Washington Redskins should be utterly embarassed. When you lose to the worse team in the NFL, that makes you the new worse team in the NFL. The only silver lining is there is no where to go but up...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 27, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Where were you from 1993-1995. It was way worse then.

Posted by: croftonpost | September 27, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

When I called CP "over and done" I was ridiculed.

Posted by: oldnova | September 27, 2009

Makes two of us. :) I don't think he "is done". I do think he is an average, AVERAGE back who does not like to go out into the flat catch a pass and run with it. Its like asking Cristian Guzman to play second base! That's likely why they brought back Aldridge. At least Rock went out proving that a running back can catch a TD pass? This line isn't good enough to block on 4th and one at the goal. They aren't good pass blockers ... fortunately Campbell is probably the best scrambler among starting quarterbacks right now ... otherwise it might be worst. There would be more interceptions.

Posted by: periculum | September 27, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

don't the caps own one of these losing streak records in the NHL? I forget what the number was but I'm pretty sure I heard Ron Weber mention it on the radio a few times whenever a team got close to the record... hope another team broke it by now

Posted by: joek443 | September 27, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't even know if we're going to beat Tampa next week and Tampa had 86 yards of offense today! 86!!

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Hip!, hip!...oh, sorry--that was last year.

Speaking of hips, I'm guessing Fat Albert will be on the sideline eating a Danny Dog next week (it's just a regular hot dog, but b/c it's being sold at FedEx Field, Danny $nyder can charge $9.00 for it) as a "precaution" for his injured hip. Guess $100,000,000 doesn't buy you a full season.

Posted by: Peaux_Sucent | September 27, 2009 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Dick Butkus for HC.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

I agree with RockTopSkin. Dan Snyder is still playing with the Skins like they are his fantasy team and he has a General Manager (excuse me VP of Football operations) that is clueless.

Why? Its what everyone here wanted? They wanted "beasts" on defense? They didn't care that there was no offensive line and the offense was in a really steep decline post-Gibbs? The 4th best defense in the league wasn't good enough. Blache's system not good enough? No they had to have beast Haynesworth, beast Orapko instead of a couple of top notch offensive tackles and a guard.

Stupid, really f'in stupid.

Posted by: periculum | September 27, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

I don't even know if we're going to beat Tampa next week and Tampa had 86 yards of offense today! 86!!

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 8:43 PM

Against our defense they might get 386. And evidently, this team strongly supports the 8th commandment, because they refuse to take the ball from anybody else's offense.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

don't the caps own one of these losing streak records in the NHL? I forget what the number was but I'm pretty sure I heard Ron Weber mention it on the radio a few times whenever a team got close to the record... hope another team broke it by now

Posted by: joek443 | September 27, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Nope. What you are referring to is their expansion record. They only won 8 games that season. FYI-I have watched or read several hockey experts pick the Caps to win the Stanley Cup. Thank god for the Caps!

Posted by: croftonpost | September 27, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

If we can't beat the Lions, just barely beat the Rams, who can this team beat?

Posted by: 72Redskins | September 27, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

"When I called CP "over and done" I was ridiculed.

Posted by: oldnova | September 27, 2009

Makes two of us."

Posted by: periculum

I can't believe I'm admitting to this, but my god, periculum was right. The wheels have fallen off CP.

Posted by: psps23 | September 27, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is SOFT. He's what everyone said he was that didn't want him. Stubblefield 2.0. Zorn is Spurrier 2.0

Hell I wish he was Stbblefield. At least Stbblefield was in decent shape. He reminds me more of Sean "Fat Butt" Gilbert.

Posted by: rjohnson66 | September 27, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

So did the Eagles and Packers. It has worked out fine for them. The Ravens hired a secondary coach. Zorn isn't struggling because he wasn't an Offensive Coordinator first. There are other reasons.

Posted by: croftonpost | September 27, 2009 8:39 PM


true...

we are struggling because the Redskins have an owner problem and the fans continue to line a greedy man's pockets.


IMO


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Posted by: oldnova | September 27, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

All that money we paid Heynsworth buys a lot of doughnuts.

Posted by: The_Spear | September 27, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Bucs 0-3 coming up. I'm sure that we'll be hearing all week what a really good team that they are. We lose next week and the house will really start collapsing.

Posted by: VegasJim | September 27, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

so Mike Florio last week predicted that the Skins would lose to the Lions. This was after he predicted the Skins would make the superbowl. When asked why he thought a team who would lose to the lions would make it to the superbowl, he said maybe losing would be the spark they needed to actually get things going.

Not likely, but I guess I can keep dreaming, hahaha. It's so frustrating, because it feels like the talent is there and they know how to play, but they seemingly just can't play as a team. The o-line just can't consistently open up holes for the running game. The defense just can't consistently get off of the field on 3rd downs.

If nothing else, I guess next week we should find out if the Skins want to make something of this season. Its going to be interesting to see how the home crowd reacts at FedEx next week. That stadium will be mighty empty if they fall behind early

Posted by: -swb | September 27, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Who will start a movement to boycott just one game?

danny will lose big $$$ and might get the message.

Redskin fans need to throw a Hail Mary and boycotting a game is the only way we can do it...


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Posted by: oldnova | September 27, 2009 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Makes you think fondly of The Old Ball Coach. Gamecocks had that big upset this week!

Posted by: VegasJim | September 27, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

"Haynesworth is SOFT. He's what everyone said he was that didn't want him. Stubblefield 2.0. Zorn is Spurrier 2.0

Posted by: brianlee720 | September 27, 2009 8:34 PM "

you forgot one thing...

Campbell is Heath Shuler 2.0

Canon arm with NO targeting...check.

Garbage time yardage stats and the occasional TD after teams have called off the dogs...check.

How inspirational...not.

It's interesting how Campbell's completion percentage and QB rating is in the toilet in so many games until those prevent defense moments by opponents just before halftime, and at the end of a game that pad those stats and make a game look closer statistically on paper than it was on the field.

As for Haynesworth, he got his pain shot and went back in. He was no worse than Carlos (run past me for a TD) Rogers (who for some reason people view as a great CB...), or LaRon (hey, I went 1 game in a row without a major penalty) Landry, who is so overrated it isn't funny.

How can anyone seriously blame the D when it's on the field 2-1 (or worse) as much of the game as the offense?

As well rested as the Offense is, they should be energetic enough to have 6 play TD drives no less than every other possession.

If this team fires Jim Zorn before it benches Campbell (for at least two starts) they deserve the somewhere between 1-15 and 7-9 they will finish with another full 16 under Campbell.

It's amazing how under NO coordinator has Jason Campbell been able to really demonstrate his "skills" as a leader or a dominant QB or shine for a sustained period of time.

With Campbell as a starter...Joe Gibbs forgot how to run an offense, as did Al Saunders, and now Jim Zorn knows nothing about how to coach QBs or call plays.

Maybe Jason has a magical, mystical Coach to idiot conversion field around him...that must be it.

It certainly can't be that he folds under pressure and/or when the game is on the line because he over thinks everything and focuses on one receiver.

Posted by: ThinkingMan | September 27, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

I am going to pull a Jim Fassel. THIS TEAM WILL MAKE THE PLAYOFFS!!!

Posted by: wattsicon | September 27, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

No matter what I will always support my team thru the good and the bad. I know we have not be impressive so far this season but maybe if we can keep our record around 500 at the half way point we can finish stronger than we did last year. I just think the media and the fans need not be so negative about everything.

Posted by: wattsicon | September 27, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

The boycotting idea ain't so bad actually. However, it needs to wait until they are mathematically eliminated from contention which will probably be around Halloween. :)

Posted by: croftonpost | September 27, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Get off the ledge you pansies!!! The season ain't over until they at least lose one game at home. Right now they're on pace to finish 8-8.

0-2 on road
1-0 at home

Posted by: elfreako | September 27, 2009 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Someone wrote:

"Bucs 0-3 coming up. I'm sure that we'll be hearing all week what a really good team that they are. We lose next week and the house will really start collapsing."
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Worse, we'll do what we always do, and play to the level of our opponent, and probably win ugly over Tampa, in a typical 13-10 game. This will allow us to delude ourselves into thinking the team is rebounding, and the current regime will tread water for another week.

Posted by: cali_snowboarder | September 27, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Get off the ledge you pansies!!! The season ain't over until they at least lose one game at home. Right now they're on pace to finish 8-8.

0-2 on road
1-0 at home

Posted by: elfreako | September 27, 2009 9:15 PM


It is comments like this plus the fact that over 60% of this forum picked the Skins to win 9 games or more that really make me question the age and/or football IQ of most of these posters.

This is season #2 for a coach and season #4 for a starting QB.

Our record against the worst teams in the NFL is not a fluke. If it was then we would have been favored by large margins in both games.

Do you realize we are statistically more likely to not score a touchdown that we are to score over 30 points?

Hope is a good thing - blind allegiance gets you killed.


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Posted by: oldnova | September 27, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

I am done with watching these bums, no heart! Thank god hockey season starts early this year. Go Caps! It's too bad they don't play Sunday's @ 1:00 so I wouldn't have to make the easy decision of who to watch!

Posted by: 104_CapsFan | September 27, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

So what did we get? One sack from Haynesworth and one from Rakpo? The linebacker experiment bites...

30 year old running backs... Betts to senile to get out of bounds?

Bend but don't break defense... looked like bend over today.

Moss to ARE to Betts... WTF

Posted by: pv1999 | September 27, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

the last we can expect for the management is to copy all the fan comments from RI and make the players read them all tomorrow before "film session"

"film session"?? that must be the funniest event at Redskins park. The whole practice week must be comedy . I think as suffering fans we should be allowed to view tapes of practice where JZ tries to change JC's throwing motion, or Blache tries to optimize AH and RAK's style

LOL hahahahahahahahahaha

Posted by: Peaceful2009 | September 27, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

YTD Redskin Opponents are 22/43 (51%) on third downs! Redskins are a dismal 14/37 (38%)!! Also where is this improved (very expensive) D that was suppose to keep us in games? I'm with everyone about firing Zorn but, what can the offense do if the the D keeps getting burned on 3rd downs. Living in CA I don't get to watch many Skin games but I follow it on game tracker and correct me if I'm wrong but a lot of these were 3rd and long. That just can't continue to happen, I say FIRE BLACHE!!! And with the top 5 pick that we are likely to get, how about USC safety Taylor Mays? Being a Trojan fan I've been following Mays and the kid is a beast!! Get rid of LL for picks and draft Mays!! Landry tries to go for the sportcenter hit every time to no avail, simply put LL BLOWS!!! Mays already looks good in burgundy and gold... Mays in 2010!!

Posted by: whittier_redskins | September 27, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow! I would hate to lead you guys into battle! A bad start to the battle and you all drop your weapons like little babies and run home crying. "Fire the general you say - it must be his fault".

Hopefully Dan Snyder will have more composure and wisdom than most of the people on this blog.

Give Zorn and his guys a chance to right the ship. May I remind you that we have the very same record that the NY Giants had going into week 4 the season they won the super bowl.

Relax. It's still very early in the season.

Hail Redskins!

Posted by: SkinsFan2111 | September 27, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

I was wondering why the usual burgundy koolaide was GOLD colored today. Redskins pissed in it.

Posted by: VegasJim | September 27, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

I have never posted on hear and have always read the comments since i want to know opinion of other skins fans. DC fans have often been hipocrits on this blog you say you want campbell during the offseason and blame snyder and cerrato for wanting culter and sanchez and now your mad that we have campbell and blame them for having campbell. Okay this team is disfunctional with lots of talent. Are problem is we have a quarterbacks coach who inspires people by yelling hip hip horray and invokes no badasss qualities that you want a coach to have. He never takes blame a leader should be able to put the blame on his shoulders for the team or do soemthing to get the players hungry. Are quaterback has improved a lot he absolutely has improved from zorn because zorn is a good QUARTERBACKS COACH. Are defense is awful blache is a bad defensive coordinator. We must keep zorn until the bye week and if it is dismall after that i find it acceptable to fire him. I really understand skins fans pain but we have to take it as it is we are 1-2. And detroit is a way better team than last year. Their record last year is irrelevant to this year. But at the same time the coaching staff did not invoke to the players confindence because they are not and have not looked as leaders and no leaders have stepped up. I trust cooley and i want him to be that guy with fletcher being that guy on defense and light a flame under this whole team maybe have a players meeting only without coachs run by the vets. Anyone who says there done as a skin is not deserve to be a skin i have not been alive to really see them great im only 22 but i will always be a skin. So ride the train for life or dont ride it at all.
go skins

Posted by: skinsfanforlife1 | September 28, 2009 12:42 AM | Report abuse

MA!!!!! GO GET MY PITCH FORK

Posted by: MGDMaster21 | September 28, 2009 2:27 AM | Report abuse

Guys the players on this team are not that good. Please don't say, "We've got the talent" because we don't.

Get used to it, this team is average at best and if you believe they are more than that, then you have the same problem Jim Zorn does: you believe you have a fighter who can go toe-to-toe with other teams, that it doesn't matter if other teams know what you're going to do. 4th and 1, OF COURSE this team is going to run to the left!

This team does not have the players to be competitive in this league---and we haven't had the players (except for the three times we made it to the playoffs, but even then did we really expect to win??) for 17 years.

We are the Phoenix Cardinals of the 80's and early 90's--remember we always expected to beat them. Until Boomer broke the NFL record in passing against us (over 500 yards).

Hate to remind everyone but the last time we competitive offensive production was with Norv Turner.

Posted by: watchingfromasia | September 28, 2009 2:39 AM | Report abuse

A hip injury to Haynesworth? Puleez. Out of shape, he was resting.

Campbell, 340 yards? Puleez. When it came to really exerting himself and using his head with the ball on the 36 yard line and with seconds to go, he throws short passes and does not take a 7 step drop and goes for the end zone. He is a yes coach robot. Redskins, put Collins in and see where your offense is.

I am a club seat holder and will attend games with a bag over my head.

Posted by: getitritegov | September 28, 2009 7:21 AM | Report abuse

Everyone is talking about a low point...I will tell you exactly the lowest point:

Sean Taylor died on Tuesday
We played a game against a crapola a team from Buffalo
Jason Campbell could not buy a first down in the 4th quarter (as always, unless they are in "prevent")
Lindell lined up to kick a long FG to win and Gibbs called two timeouts to make it easy for them to win.

That right there folks was our LOWEST point.

Losing a game on a technicality which was to honor a great dead Redskin is WAY WORSE than losing a game played as a technicality by a bunch of dead Redskins!

Welcome to Washington Mr. Shanahan!

Posted by: Political_Stratgst | September 28, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

I rarely post on here because I can't stand the negativity of most posters. But add me to the list today! I have had it with mediocre, bend but don't break, play not to lose football. Look at the Giants and Philly. They played bad teams yesterday and did exactly what you are supposed to do to those teams. We will not be that caliber of team until the organization as a whole changes.

Posted by: akers553 | September 28, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

My thoughts after watching the game yesterday:

1. Heyer is garbage. He was getting shoved all over the field on running and passing plays.

2. Betts is garbage. He lacks field and situational awareness. He lacks explosion, vision, power, and heart. The guy gets tackled by his own shoelaces.

3. D.Hall couldn't cover himself with a blanket.

4. Whoever thought it was a good idea to have our safeties covering the Lions wideouts in single man coverage is a lunatic.

5. If Fred Smoot plays any further off his man he'd be lined up in the stands. I'd almost rather have Tryon in there!

6. It's impossible to run the ball effectively when you only run left. Much like that 4th and 1 (terrible call), the Lions simply committed to an overload blitz on the left side of our line.

7. It's impossible to run the ball effectively when you only hand it off 14 times in the game.

8. Jason Campbell looks good when the training wheels are taken off. He can't lock onto recievers like he did when he threw the pick though. It's about time we take advantage of his mobility though to utilize roll-outs and bootlegs.

9. Someone needs to teach the receivers how to beat single man coverage. Seems like Moss and Cooley are the only ones who can do it.

10. Zorn can not create an effective gameplan to save his life.

11. Zorn couldn't motivate a two year old to eat ice-cream.

12. Zorn needs someone who is not retarded to call the plays as it seems he lacks that qualification.

13. We should replace Heyer with BMW. He sucks at pass blocking, but he seemed to run block better than Heyer. Since Heyer can't pass OR run block effectively, I see that as an overall improvement.

Posted by: ecale25 | September 28, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

to all the 'i've been a fan for 3 decades years' people. some of us have been fans since the middle 1950s. i still sometimes have to remind people that we REALLY sucked with a backfield boasting norm snead, don bosseler and jim podoley. look it up. and please don't forget that there will always be that 0 to 73 humbug against the chicago bears a LONG time ago. irrelevant now, of course, but all i'm saying is summa u guys sound like frontrunners who believe you can huff, puff, pout and scream just bcuz you got the bucks to buy the tickets. there are a whole heckuva lot more FANS out here who can't buy the tix that get ILL when the team loses. let's keep it in perspective.

Posted by: dcjazzman | September 28, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

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