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Help Me Watch The Sox, Please

Okay, will be in Boston tomorow night looking for the perfect place to watch the Sox. Help me please.

Not sure I want to deal with the full-on college scene there, and have done The Purple Shamrock and all of that before. Will be staying in the Copley area and looking for a cool bar, lowkey, nothing too hipster, not some wanna-be signles deal, where I can watch the game amongst the Nation without a bunch of kids trying to look sexy and hook up. Any kind of dive with a decent TV situation, cool people and an alright beer selection will do the trick.

Been thinking about places near Fenway, but that kinda becomes a BU/BC type deal this time of year, no?

Anyway, any Bostonians who happen to be Skins fans too and read this blog, or anybody who might have a decent suggestion, or anybody heading up to Beantown for the Skins game who also happens to be a Sox fan, please send along any suggestions.

My email is lacanforaj@washpost.com, and look forward to watching Game 3 with some like-minded (swinging) souls Saturday night. Whoever comes up with a perfect spot, first round of Jameson on me.

Cheers.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 26, 2007; 9:12 PM ET
 
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Comments

Yo, Greg(Boston), give the guy a call!

Posted by: Lurky boy | October 26, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Damn, I thought I was first!

Posted by: FrankyFourFingers | October 26, 2007 9:33 PM | Report abuse

How about Sally McTeabag's?
Its in the heart of the Douche District which, I believe, encompasses all of Boston.

Looking forward to seeing Double-G unleash at least one suicide blitz on Wonderboy.

Posted by: Skins in Sichuan | October 26, 2007 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Screw off La Canfora.

Posted by: You Are from BALTIMORE! | October 26, 2007 9:43 PM | Report abuse

I do not think La Canfora will have any problem finding the Douche District, as long as he wears that sweet pair of glasses.

Posted by: Douche District | October 26, 2007 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Try the Cladaugh Irish Pub, one block south of Hancock Tower. If it's still there you'll have a good time.

Posted by: Bill | October 26, 2007 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Hello Everyone,
Here is a clip everyone that very sums up last week's victory.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=WoQspxfe6dw


HTTR

Posted by: Redskin Ray | October 26, 2007 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JustMe | October 26, 2007 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Sichuan, you killed me with that Douche District post. I am laughing out loud and getting "that look" from Mrs. Nate.

But wait, we have friendlies up there! Greg (Boston) and I think Old School are in that part of the world. And connskins and some other dudes are not too far away in the Nutmeg State. connskins is going to the game Sunday I think.

And we used to know this dame who lived out on Martha's Vineyard... whatever happened to her anyway?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 26, 2007 11:39 PM | Report abuse

One in a million chance Cindy...Geeze, thought you were a fan

Posted by: OC Skins | October 26, 2007 11:43 PM | Report abuse

She's not a fan, OC, she's a sports journalist.

She did say later in that segment that she expects them to be a playoff team. Now that's sayin' something!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 26, 2007 11:51 PM | Report abuse

I don't like change put the redskin page back the way it was.

F Red Soxs

Posted by: M&M | October 27, 2007 12:03 AM | Report abuse

my future brother in law is from boston. so, whilst others may say "oh, we expect to lose but a win would be great" this is in fact a must-win scenario for the dudester

Posted by: Skins In Sichuan | October 27, 2007 12:32 AM | Report abuse

please tell Mrs. Nate that I say "Hello" and I greatly look forward to watching the game at yall's place and cant wait to taste her famous five-alarm chili. Im always a gentleman in family situations (even if the skinnies are playing) and will watch my mouth. Albeit a very drunken gentleman.

Posted by: Skins In Sichuan | October 27, 2007 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Ill be sure to make my renowned "10 Story Nacho Tower" and bring enough for everybody!
Hey, its cool if some of boys come too, right?
Also, we can smoke cigars in your TV room I hope.
Just let me know if im going too far here.

Posted by: Skins In Sichuan | October 27, 2007 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Hilarious again, Sich.

What is it, midday Saturday over there? What's happenin'? Just killing time on your weekend? Do they have the "weekend" in China?

You're more than welcome to join me and the gang at the On Deck Sports Bar, Portland's finest, on any given Sunday. It would be an honor to host you, after you rotate back to the world.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 27, 2007 12:46 AM | Report abuse

I don't like change put the redskin page back the way it was.

F Red Soxs

Posted by: M&M | October 27, 2007 12:03 AM

Why do all web page designer think black is the base color for everything. The guy where I work changed everything to have black banner and borders with white type in them. He was so proud and the I said "Gee, when we turn into a funeral home". Everyone laughed, boy was he p**sed...

Posted by: noone from tampa | October 27, 2007 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Nate's TV room is... missing something, I believe...

Posted by: cload and daggar | October 27, 2007 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Aye, cload, no teevee here. I continue to spend an inordiNate amount of time in front of a screen absorbing media, however... this one.

I have recently learned of a smoke-free sports bar which gets rave reviews, elsewhere in Portland... but I am so happy with the On Deck and our merry crew of Skins faithful (usually including some combination of Stumped, Redskin Willie and Stumptown Chris) that it would take a massive grievance for me to relocate.

Yep, the new Skins page up here looks poopy. Oh well.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/26/AR2007102602183.html

The Smirk on The Reaper...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 27, 2007 1:05 AM | Report abuse

I think the new look on the Skins Post page looks great...easy to find and read things unlike the last look

Posted by: leevi | October 27, 2007 2:00 AM | Report abuse

i seem to be the only one sans weekend, i have work today, hence the unusually large number of posts.
would love to join yall on the West coast but my first skins game back in the states will be Dallas, at home, and I will be there in my *new* season ticket ordained seats.
booyah! that felt good to write

Posted by: Skins In Sichuan | October 27, 2007 2:36 AM | Report abuse

where the big titty hoes at?

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 2:59 AM | Report abuse


Redskins' secondary will keep the game close
By Doug Kretz
Scouts Inc.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insi...%26id%3d3080628

The Washington Redskins travel up to Foxborough to play the New England Patriots this weekend and everyone is expecting this to be pretty much a blowout. Odds makers have the Patriots listed as a 16.5 point favorite. And the way the Patriots have been playing, as of late, it is understandable why everyone thinks they could walk away with this one.

Back up a few steps, though. This game could be a lot closer than most people think, because the Redskins actually match up well against the Patriots. Think about this, everyone recognizes the Patriots' ability to score and move the ball through the air with their wide receivers, tight ends and their running backs out of the backfield, but believe it or not, this is where the Redskins actually look good, both on paper and on the field against New England.

The Redskins have arguably the best safety tandem in the NFL with rookie LaRon Landry at strong safety and Sean Taylor at free safety. Taylor currently leads the NFL in interceptions and is a great ball-hawking safety with tremendous range and a great feel for the game. He does a great job of reading the quarterback's eyes and gets a great jump on the ball. However, even more important than that is that he shows excellent route-reading skills. He spends a lot of time watching film and understands what routes receivers like to run and when, and how, they like to break off their routes depending on the coverage they see.

But even more important than their safeties, the Redskins have fantastic corner backs. When you look at a team's corners you can't just look at the starting two, you must look at their top three, because most teams spend a good portion of their time in nickel coverage because this has truly become a passing league. The nickel back must be able to hold his own against, what is usually the opponent's inside, or slot, receiver.

The Redskins have possibly the best trio of corners in the league with Shawn Springs, Carlos Rogers and Fred Smoot. All three have the ability to be shutdown corners and they all have size, speed, quickness and the ability to read a wide receiver's body language. Even though Rogers and Smoot are healing from injuries, both practiced on Thursday and should be ready by game time according to defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Having three corners of this quality gives Williams the luxury of lining any one of them up at nickel back, which is very important against the Patriots as WR Wes Welker is generally their inside receiver and he currently leads the team in receptions. Springs will most likely line up as the nickel back and cover Welker in the slot, which leaves Rogers to cover Randy Moss and Smoot to cover Donte' Stallworth one-on-one.

Don't be surprised to see the Redskins do a credible job of slowing down the Patriots' potent offense and keep this game closer than expected.

Posted by: JustMe | October 27, 2007 5:47 AM | Report abuse

Highly encouraging

Posted by: John D in Houston | October 27, 2007 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Been a 'Skins fan in Boston for 24 years. The only place to go to watch the Sox is the Thirsty Scholar in Sommerville.

Posted by: Sandy Baby | October 27, 2007 8:36 AM | Report abuse

what happened to the redskins make playoffs article? did not have a chance to read that in the last 2 years.

having no tv has to be some form of cruel and unusual punishment. gotta be a decision made by the female party of the household.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Hold up, Hold up one second.

Why are you a Sox fans? What relationship do you have to Boston?

Are you a bandwagon guy JLaC? Anti-Angelos?

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Who would be anti-angelos?

Posted by: No Baseball fans in Washington DC or Northern Virginia | October 27, 2007 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Who FARTED this Blog STINKS!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 9:47 AM | Report abuse

I did

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 9:54 AM | Report abuse

We don't need to post just focus on the Game.

Focus on the Game.

The artical above says what many homers and some on homers on the blog know. CR is playing well and we match up well with NE.

Tennessee was the team that beat the Rams in 1999 to end a similar tear through the NFL.

Guess who was their defensive coach.

Our offense is as healthy as it has been for 4 weeks and JC is play very well.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: M&M | October 27, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Redskins, meet the Redskins
they've got the worst O-line in history;
The Defense, overated
They're 'bout to get owned by Tom Brady

Posted by: It's Pat! | October 27, 2007 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Redskins, meet the Redskins
they've got the worst O-line in history;
The Defense, overated
They're 'bout to get owned by Tom Brady

Posted by: It's Pat! | October 27, 2007 10:32 AM

has to be the same Pat from SNL that you couldnt figure if it was a dude or a chick. only a hermaphrodite would write something that stupid.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: No Baseball fans in Washington DC or Northern Virginia | October 27, 2007 09:30 AM

WTF R U talking about? I am a Nats Fan. I watch them all the time on TV. But, I'm not just going to spend $$$ just to spend $$$ and go to a game. But, I am def a fan (of my hometown team JLaC, Hometown. Even if I don't like the owner (Snyder))......

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Back to 4:15pm Sunday -


I had a dream last night. Two things I remember about this dream:

1. There was registration on RI.

2. The Redskins won a low scoring game against the Pats in a low scoring game where both teams scored under 20.......

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Make up your mind, 4th, was it a low-scoring game or a low-scoring game? :)

We can do this. We can beat this collection of cheaters and chooches. We can beat them in their building, and then rip down that stupid bridge as we leave. Yes we can.

HAIL!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 27, 2007 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Behind Enemy Lines: Part 1
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John Keim, Jon Scott
WarpathInsiders.com Oct 26, 2007

Patriots Insider analyst Jon Scott answers questions about the NFL's most-talked about team, New England, providing insight into Tom Brady's start and Randy Moss' ability.

Are you surprised by the Patriots start?

7-0 for the first time in team history is a pretty impressive feat. Honestly, I thought San Diego would be a lot better this year and that they may have the Patriots number with LaDainian Tomlinson. Obviously Philip Rivers wasn't able to keep San Diego in the game, and the big lead keep the ball out of Tomlinson's hands. Other than that, I've expected the Patriots to beat every other opponent. Every team has flaws, but because the Patriots score so many points just by tossing it deep to Randy Moss, Donte Stallworth or Wes Welker, a lot of theirs are covered up.

How can this team be beaten?

I think the Patriots can be beaten if a team can put pressure on Brady up the middle while not giving up the big play deep. If opponents can force Brady into check-downs and avoid getting behind early, teams can beat the Patriots. New England is a very good team, but they're not flawless. They've just been so much better at what they do than other teams, it's a footrace to score. I'm not sure anyone other than Peyton Manning can keep up.

We know he has more talent around him, but what are some little things Tom Brady is doing better this season?

I don't know if you followed the story of Brady having a pitch count in training camp, but one thing was certain when we saw him this summer. He was saving his arm for the season. He also worked hard in the off-season to build his arm strength up. His arms muscles are more defined and Brady appears to be in better condition, if that's really possible.

Brady has done a masterful job of working with his receivers to get on the same page with them before games. That may not always show in games but the new receivers have picked it up faster than last year's group. Brady didn't have that luxury last year as the team played musical receivers for the better part of the season. It's still amazing the team made it to the AFC Championship with those players.

What has surprised you about Randy Moss, if anything?

When I first saw Moss practice it was his ability to move effortlessly downfield at the same pace as others who appeared to be running flat out Moss would glide around the field and it looked almost as if he were being lackadaisical in practice. But every pass - or nearly every pass - Moss was able to snatch out of the air with his mitts as if he were catching a Nerf ball.

There's one thing Moss was doing in camp that continues to show in his games. On the deep pass, you'll see Moss track the ball downfield running alongside the path of the pass but about 2 to 3 yards from the landing point. The defenders will move right underneath, thinking they have position on Moss. Then Moss will take 1 to 2 steps, cut, leap over the defender and snatch the ball away. It's like a basketball move. It catches defenders by surprise most of the time. They've labeled it "Getting Mossed" The Dolphins could probably explain it better after seeing up close on Sunday.

We know the big names on offense, but who else should the Redskins worry about?

Ty Warren and Jarvis Green are two players who deserve mention when trying to label the Patriots playmakers. Obviously Vince Wilfork is a monster in the middle of the defensive line, but both Warren and Green have embarrassed offensive linemen this year. Warren is one of the most underrated defensive linemen in the league according to those who have to try to block him week in and week out.

On offense, one name that deserves mention is Kyle Brady. He's not the flashy receiver type of tight end who is a threat to score - although he's done that recently. Brady just crushes defenders in the run blocking scheme the Patriots use. He's a beast. We ran a MySpace promo asking people what comic book hero does Brady remind them of... the overwhelming response was Colossus. (link: http://www.marvel.com/universe/Colossus)

I took this picture of Brady during an on field interview. ( http://media.scout.com/media/image/43/437468.jpg) so you can see the resemblance. When I asked Ben Watson his impression of Brady, Watson stepped back, his eyes opened wide and he said -- almost in awe -- "He's Huge. I mean he's really big". Watson is a physical beast in his own right, standing 6-3 tall weighing 258-pounds. Brady is 6-6, 270-pounds. Standing next to each other Brady makes Watson look normal.


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Posted by: 4th via scout.com | October 27, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Behind Enemy Lines: Part 2
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John Keim, Jon Scott
WarpathInsiders.com Oct 26, 2007

Patriots Insider analyst Jon Scott takes another look at the NFL's most talked about team, New England.

Will Richard Seymour play this week? Any other injury concerns -- and what is the impact?

Seymour began practicing for the first time on Wednesday. He's been nursing a knee injury that kept him out of training camp and all through the first part of the season. He's running around in half pads half sweats, so it doesn't appear he's totally ready to return. I'd be more confident in the assumption he'll be back for the Indianapolis game than this one, but anything's possible.

Sammy Morris is still out with a chest injury. Speculation around here is that he may miss about a month before he can return. That's really a shame because Morris is a much more impressive runner than Laurence Maroney in between the tackles. Maroney has been limited capacity a groin injury. He only participated in the first half last week.

Why is the Patriots' defense playing so well?

Why are they good? Because the offense makes the opposition one-dimensional. Really that's the story. Teams have been able to move the ball on the Patriots. And aside from some young opposing signal caller's mistakes, these games could have been a lot closer than they were. The Cleveland game was a 7-point game before a critical interception that allowed the Patriots to blow the game wide open. Same thing with the Dallas game. When teams fall behind they are forced to pass. When that happens, the Patriots' defense has the ability cause havoc in the backfield. The game then starts to spiral out of control because the team may not turn the ball over, but they punt and it gives the ball back to Brady and crew who have proven they can just take it and march down the field for another score. So teams are taking more chances to try to keep up. It's interesting to see the pressure get dialed up as the Patriots realize more passing plays are being called.

Where are the holes defensively?

Rush defense has been one area I've been writing about for a long time. The Patriots struggled with it against some of the better teams last year, and there's a hangover this year with it. The hole is covered up because, as I mentioned earlier, teams fall too far behind to try to run the ball, or they think they can matchup well with their passing attacks. Miami and Dallas both ran for 6 or more yards per carry. Against a good team that's keeping it close, the Patriots could be in for a real dogfight.

What kind of impact has Adalius Thomas made?

Thomas is more of an all around fix for the team. After years of struggling with finding an inside linebacker who could replace Ted Johnson, yet not be a liability in the passing game, the Patriots found their man in Thomas. Too many times the Patriots defense was exploited with big holes in the middle due to aging veterans, raw newcomers, or incompatible free agents. Having Thomas available makes it easier for the Patriots to swap out Tedy Bruschi and Junior Seau in obvious passing situations. Ironically, it's the older Seau who is better in pass defense. Having Thomas next to him, keeps that stout body in the middle to protect against draw plays.

The press on Thomas was that he was big and unbelievably fast for a man his size. That has proven true. Imagine a270-pound linebacker running like a string safety and you have the perfect image of Thomas. For a team that is notoriously frugal with their wallet, Thomas proven to be worth the money they paid to get him.

Do the Redskins have any chance?

Certainly they have a chance because I firmly believe anything can happen on any given Sunday. Take one look at the Miami game in 2006 when the Dolphins shut out the Patriots 21-0, and you can tell it's possible to take advantage of a really bad outing by Tom Brady. I'm not expecting that to happen this week, but it's possible.


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Posted by: 4th via scout.com | October 27, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

They've labeled it "Getting Mossed"

Posted by: 4th via scout.com | October 27, 2007 11:19 AM

When Moss ventures into Area 51, he will learn what it means to "Get Wayned."

Posted by: Cindy's girl toy | October 27, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Last week, Moss had some fantastic Catches over both safeties that we have all seen atleast 10 times. The passes weren't the best, but it got close enough for Moss to jump over eerybody.

My point with this - Neither of these safties = area 51, when one (21) will try to go for the INT, and the other (30) will go for the season ending injury hit that may not knock him out for the season, but will scare him enough to have T.O. hands.....

My main concern would be Wes Welker. But, I'm a thinking that the would have #24 as a nickel and he would be the main guy checking him.....

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

CGT - I see we are of 2 minds. The media talk heads are always the last to know. All they know (save for Clayton) is how to hop on the bandwagons....

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4th via Home Floor | October 27, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

When you have a QB who is 25th in the league and has thrown 5 TDs & 5 INTs like JC has it amazes me at How many So-called experts can say with a straight face that Hes so good which clearly he is not! Smack to the back of the head to football experts(NOT)who pump false ideas into devoted fans who then spread it and become the same JACK-ASS kool-aide drinkers as these HOMER media experts who SUCK!

Posted by: jm220 | October 27, 2007 11:42 AM | Report abuse

JM220 - I know you not talkin bout JC? Cuz when I mentioned about his accuraccy I was ripped to shreds about even speaking anything not positive about JC. I wasn't trying to knock him, but I was trying to be a realist......

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 11:46 AM | Report abuse

"POSTED 8:16 a.m. EDT, October 27, 2007

FITZGERALD FACES PATERNITY SUIT

Taking a page from teammate Matt Leinart's off-field playbook, Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is facing a paternity suit from a former Raiders cheerleader.

The mother is Angela Nazario, and she alleges that the child is due in early January. She wants child support from Fitzgerald, and he says that he's willing to provide it if a DNA test shows that he's the father.

Court documents obtained by TMZ.com reveal a partial Mrs. Robinson situation, with Fitzgerald at 24 years old and Nazario at 37.
"

http://orib.org/gallery/ettes/angela_nazario.html

Not my type, but hey. She is a NFL Cheerleader not from Philly....

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

The Commish's remarks at the sports conference in London:

http://www.nfl.com/international/story?id=09000d5d803988a7&template=with-video&confirm=true

Kinda interesting, particularly the part about technology in sports. Would have loved to attend those sessions...

"Mr." Snyder was also apparently present.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 27, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Ok, what I was waiting for.

Bet the house on Penn St. upsetting OSU today..........

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 12:00 PM | Report abuse


JM220...

This is Jason Campbell's 13th start and we probably lead the league in dropped balls by receivers.

Were you drinkin' this mornin'? His numbers don't look great but we're 4-2, beyotch.

Posted by: sicwidit | October 27, 2007 12:24 PM | Report abuse

4th my man I cant argue with you no more and I smack to the back of my head for riping you and many others its time to face it and realize JC is farther behnd and may never live up to expectations we fans put upon him?

Posted by: jm220 | October 27, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

This is a Redskins blog, why are we talking about the Sox. I come here to read what is posted every day and have to say today has to be one of the biggest disappointments. Please Jason no more BoSox.

Posted by: jmoney | October 27, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I told you JM220. There shouldn't be any sacred cows allowed on any NFL team.

As Gibbs 2.3 would say, "We're all in it together"......

Everybody has something to improve on, no matter how many games you have played. As long as you are going up and not down is the main factor...........

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 12:30 PM | Report abuse

sicwidit I say to you what are you talking about JC has 0 TDs to a WR threw 6 games my man so i SMACK to the back of your head. Spin and give all excuses you want but 90% of his passes are dink and doink? His 13 starts and it being his 3rd year says he should be way ahead not way behind?

Posted by: jm220 | October 27, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Ok, Fake JM220 @ 12:28pm. Not anywhere close to a good faker.....

Fake JM220 - Are you an ES troll or on the Snyder's Payroll? No one in this world is perfect, not even Brady. Have you seen his passes. If it weren't for Randy Moss and Horrible Safties, those would be INTs....

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

that's totally fake jm220.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

all of these are fake jm220!

Posted by: TWP | October 27, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

The 4-2 record is not impressive when the 2 losses come against the better teams and the 4 wins come against GARBAGE teams and going into OVERTIME at home against 0-7 MIAMI is NOT EXCUSABLE! As geting OUTPLAYED by 1 arm OLD FART WARNER and almost losing to CARDS!Not exactly Reasuring now is it? No matter how you SPIN it!

Posted by: jm220 | October 27, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Smack to back of your heads TWP & annoy.I can say negative but truthful things you know? Im not always drinking kool-aide!

Posted by: jm220 | October 27, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

jm- I respectfully disagree on jc. I hate to keep going back to it, but the o-line is a sive right now, and I haven't seen many opportunities to go deep or even 15-20 yard routes in the last few games. In addition, the dropped passes have come at crucial times, and would have greatly improved his #s.
I do think there is room for improvement in decision making. The timeout in the green bay game and the 4th and 2 throw in fat bay as well.
Overall I'm pleased with his play, and expect bigger and better things...

Posted by: nah | October 27, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

jm220

One starting QB was rated 71.2 and threw 28 INTs in his first 16 games. People did not throw him under the bus because he had promise.

Today pretty much everyone thinks Peyton Manning is a good QB.

Thru 13 games Soups is 77.4 rating with 15 TDs and 11 INTs. Every sports show I've seen, when they talk about JC they say he is the real deal.

I think most people on this blog are hoping he is the answer to the QB problem that has been around since we drafted Heath Shuler. That's the reason behind all the Kool-Aid drinking.

Posted by: noone from tampa | October 27, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, I forgot,
F the pats
Let's shock the world!

Posted by: nah | October 27, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

http://www.messinwithsasquatch.com/

NFL Films is busy preparing a Messin' with the Reaper series.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 1:04 PM | Report abuse

All, PLEASE stop responding to the fake Jm220. That is not our JM220 and by responding to him you are encouraging the idiot.

Posted by: Lisa | October 27, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know who is calling our game tomorrow?

I heard Pam Oliver will be the sideline reporter. If I remember correctly, we have not won a game when Pam is on the sideline :(


Posted by: Lisa | October 27, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be poetic justice if the idiot impersonating JM would have his real identity stolen.

Posted by: Mad Dog | October 27, 2007 1:41 PM | Report abuse

I think aikman is there --boooo! He was @ the world series game and buck mentioned he was calling the skins game. Don't know who buck's replacement is, maybe kenny albert.

Posted by: nah | October 27, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I've been to Boston once. Found a nice little watering hole off the beaten path. Great group of regulars and I believe the bartender played a little big league ball. I think it was called Cheers.

Posted by: Can I be jm220 too? | October 27, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Let's make today a jm220 day!

Posted by: we can all by jm220 | October 27, 2007 1:50 PM | Report abuse

sounds good to me, have a happy jm220!

Posted by: another jm220 | October 27, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

"Can I be...", good one. :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | October 27, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I hope folks are watching "Friday Night Lights". Apart from the really silly "I Know What You Did Last Summer" plot line, the show is really hitting on all cylinders this season. I love how they put the goody-two-shoes Coach Carter in a morally ambiguous position. Good, quality television.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 27, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I like Dexter, Michael C. Hall is awesome. Very edgy, most of regular TV is formulatic crap. FNL, Heros, Jericho (when ever it comes back) are part of the handful of shows worth watching on regular TV

Posted by: noone from tampa | October 27, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Diddy: Have been watching since day one. Love it. Haven't seen yesterday's yet but have it on Tivo. Are you watching Damages? I have been ordered to watch the final one before I go for dinner tonight with friends so we can discuss it.

Posted by: Mad Dog | October 27, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse

I started watching Jericho online after hearing about the whole "Nuts!" protest. Very interesting premise and fun show.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 27, 2007 2:11 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of dorks!

Posted by: jm420 | October 27, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

"Friday Night Lights" has been on my "Things to TIVO" list for a while now but I keep forgetting. I loved the book but was a little disappointed by the movie version. So is the series more like the movie or more like the book?

Posted by: Mac | October 27, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Damages looks interesting. I'd watch anything with Glenn Close. Looks like I missed the season, though...will have to wait for the DVD.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 27, 2007 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Last weekend FX did a Damages marathon with all the episodes in one day. They may do it again soon. Glenn Close sets back the reputation of lawyers in a big way if that's possible.

Posted by: Mad Dog | October 27, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Jason,

Are you seriously, talking about the Red Sox on a Redskin Blog before we play the undefeated New England Patriots?

Man, you are a LOSER!!!

Who cares about the Red Suxs?!!

The day before one of the biggest games of the year for the Redskins we gotta read about how you need to find a place to watch the SUX!!!

Unbelievable, start a friggin Red Sox Blog next time, idiot!!

Posted by: Mike C | October 27, 2007 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Jason is the smartest writer in the world. I love everything he has to say especially when he talks about the Red Sox. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to put out yet another great thread. Go Sox!!!

Posted by: not Mike C | October 27, 2007 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I think I sharted cause I stink.

Posted by: the blog | October 27, 2007 3:21 PM | Report abuse

ason,

Are you seriously, talking about the Red Sox on a Redskin Blog before we play the undefeated New England Patriots?

Man, you are a LOSER!!!

Who cares about the Red Suxs?!!

The day before one of the biggest games of the year for the Redskins we gotta read about how you need to find a place to watch the SUX!!!

Unbelievable, start a friggin Red Sox Blog next time, idiot!!

Posted by: Mike C | October 27, 2007 03:01 PM

COULDN'T AGREE MORE!!

Posted by: Skins007 | October 27, 2007 3:44 PM | Report abuse

P. Diddy,

Damages is the BEST show I've ever seen. Absolutely electric! The season just ended but check it out if they repeat the series. It's fabulous - Glenn Close will definitely win an Emmy.

Posted by: Lisa | October 27, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, my colostomy bag broke. I didn't think the stench would leak into the blog but it has.

Posted by: Old Man | October 27, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Fake posters abound;
Registration coming soon,
Back to normalcy?

Posted by: HA! | October 27, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Friday Night Lights rulz, I stayed away at first b/c I love the book and liked the movie. I figured the TV show would suck...WRONG!!! Its the bomb

Finally catching up on The Wire and LUV it!

F Fake Jm220's so lame......

Shock the world!

Posted by: chris laRRy | October 27, 2007 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Also the "This is a redskins blog Jason" crowd, F off....he has bringing tons of newz...he just want7ed some advice on a good bar in that area, something we do all the time and what makes online communities great...

Its not like he was breaking down matchups or some Siht.....relax d-bags...jeesh

Posted by: chris laRRy | October 27, 2007 5:53 PM | Report abuse

about to board yet another virgin flight f them f them!!!! I miss my jet blue!!!!!! I want my jet blue!:(

Okay this what im hoping: skins win the game but brady and moss and pats core is still in tact to DESTROY bbm and st. Dungys colts!!!!!

Posted by: dealer | October 27, 2007 7:07 PM | Report abuse

I thought I had accidentally stepped in some sh*t and had to check the bottom of my shoes. Then realized it was just the blog stinking so much.

Skins 23
Pats 20

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 7:32 PM | Report abuse

F virgin and that red haired shtihead freak owner!!!
2 hour delay!

so I herd mr fullback sellers is all excited about the o-game plan this week!!!

Posted by: dealer | October 27, 2007 7:56 PM | Report abuse

also erryone fing the sox please join me in a prayer to help the sox sweep. Sooner tis over the better
And i like the sox for the same reasons i like the pats

Ps f virgin!!!!

Posted by: dealer | October 27, 2007 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Umm....Is this a baseball, red sux, or E! Entertainment Blog?

Oh wait none of these! It's a Redskins Blog!! Talk some Football!!

This place has gone too crap since the Boring Boren Ultimatum. Need to get back to quality over quantity.

It's just a sewing circle chat room for Canfora Cronies, now!

Posted by: Skinsrule | October 27, 2007 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Jason,

So how exactly are you a fan of the Red Sox if your not even familiar with the town?

It's not like Boston is that far from D.C.

Anyway, Try the Bandwagon BoSox Bar between F and U st. on the corner of Up Yours Blvd.!

...and be sure to ask for Abe Eaton!

Posted by: BostonRob | October 27, 2007 8:25 PM | Report abuse

who is abe eaton?

Posted by: slow | October 27, 2007 8:47 PM | Report abuse

I hope Corny and the rest get some hits on Brady. Maybe if our corners jump some of his little sissy two yard, one step drop routes, he will have to take some longer drops, that is the key to hitting and possibly knocking him out of the game, which we all want because the back-up Patriots QB is awful.

I'd like to see the skins D-line jumping and getting hands up to get some deflections of Brady's little shorty slant route throws, maybe a rumblin bumblin stumblin d-line return for a TD.

Additionally, we saw how Reaper roughed up Terrel Owens last year, he should do the same this week to R. Moss. Welker and Kyle Brady are concerns, Rocky Mac and Fletcher will need to have good cover games, as well as Preliou and Landry covering the seams.

We need turnovers and to create some Havoc, I don't see Brady making lots of mistakes without some serious pressure or other pats players making mistakes or fumbles. Hopefully Gibbs and Grilliams will inspire them. Portis and Santana are "due" for some big plays.

Any idea on weather conditions?

Posted by: We will see | October 27, 2007 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Flag on the play

Against the odds makers who have us at 16 point dogs. No respect for the 5th ranked D in the NFl and the #1 in the NFC.

Reaper shadows Moss, Smoot on Welker with L2 over the top. Double Move under neath zone against Moss outs or Stallworth.

Time to break out the reaper 75th anni jersey tomorrow!

Posted by: Zebra | October 27, 2007 8:58 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of dorks!

Posted by: jm420 | October 27, 2007 02:15 PM

Coming from a person who happened along and saw peeps conversing and thought anyone gave 2 shtis about his opinion.

Posted by: Zebra | October 27, 2007 9:10 PM | Report abuse

way to go zebra

f oddsmakers

Posted by: noone from tampa | October 27, 2007 9:40 PM | Report abuse

I am absolutely impatient waiting for this game. My kool-aide has been spiked with delusions of grandeur. I am slowly moving from. "what if the 'skins win" to "imagine the 'skins in a rout." Bonus, its the 2nd game live here at 4:15 am! I will be breaking out the silent screams until the kids wake up. Go 'skins! Go power running game! (Would rather see them set up the run with the pass, but with the Pats D giving up four and half a carry even my spiked kool-aide won't let me an imagine that.)

Posted by: bangkokben | October 27, 2007 08:46 AM

Nothing like posting on the wrong thread.

Posted by: bangkokben | October 27, 2007 9:42 PM | Report abuse

I hear you ben. I'm stoked for this game. Skins are gonna shock the world! I'd like to see em spread the field and sling it around a bit. Try and create some gaps for the running game.

Posted by: nah | October 27, 2007 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Hell yes, HAIL YES!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 27, 2007 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Ok, what I was waiting for.

Bet the house on Penn St. upsetting OSU today..........

Posted by: 4th | October 27, 2007 12:00 PM

They're coming for my house thanks to you!

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | October 27, 2007 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Yea, the Patriots are in bad need of Abe Eaton!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 11:48 PM | Report abuse

take them big ol tittys out

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Oh
A Beating..
good

Posted by: slow | October 28, 2007 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Hey slow, you really ARE slow! I can dig it...LOL

Posted by: speed limit | October 28, 2007 12:15 AM | Report abuse

BTW...Funny post, BostonRob.

Posted by: speed limit | October 28, 2007 12:17 AM | Report abuse

liked the F and U
Up Yours Blvd...ehh...average
Abe was too smart for me
Skins win... 28-24
Out

Posted by: slow | October 28, 2007 12:21 AM | Report abuse

Time for fearless and blunt predictions:

Reaper gets #6, Double move #2.

Landry will put Stallworth out of the game in the last five minutes of the 2nd quarter. But Moss and Brady will survive for 60 minutes.

Welker gets 6 catches for 51 yards and a touchdown.

Moss gets 5 catches for 83 yards and another touchdown.

The Pats score 2 touchdowns and 3 field goals.

Antwaan catches a 15-yard pass at the 1, but this time his hammy isn't acting up and he evades Samuel for the score.

Chris Cooley catches an 8-yard pass at the 35 and scrambles for another score, shaking Adalius Thomas for another.

Jerome finds his legs when he needs them and hits paydirt from 3 out.

Swishy misses in the 2nd from 43, keeps his job with a good bounce off the left upright for 3 in the 3rd from 44. Makes all the point-afters.

Braves on the Warpath 24, Pattycakes 23.

With Rabach in, the line helps Clinton to a 97-yard game. Betts gets only 4 carries but makes a solid 22 yards on them. Sellers steps up with a monster game as mainly an ultra-physical lead blocker but loses a fumble on his second and last carry of the game. Moss is heavily covered, makes several catches for around 50, doesn't score but does get his groove back in time for the matchup against the Jets when he will prove we made the right trade to get rid of that lousy bellyacher Coles.

After the game, Belicheat will refuse to shake St. Joe's hand and lightning will strike him dead, dead, dead.

My crystal ball is unclear only as to the last little bit. It's possible that Belicheck might just shake Joe's hand and go cheat on his new wife after the game.

Posted by: Lurky boy | October 28, 2007 12:22 AM | Report abuse

I used to go back and read threads in case I missed anything. People discussed relevant things. No douchebaggery to be found.

These days, its all I find.

Crappy homecoming game for any Dukes fans out there. Diesel, I wish I was out in the parking lot drinking with you instead of in there watching a very Redskin-like offense go 3 and out and give Richmond good field positioning. Way to slip at home on homecoming. SJK it.

Posted by: Dorf | October 28, 2007 12:23 AM | Report abuse

What do you expect from a Redskin Blog titled "HELP ME WATCH THE SOX, PLEASE" the day before the 'Skins play the undefeated Patriot in Boston?!!

Posted by: BongSong | October 28, 2007 12:32 AM | Report abuse

..........

Posted by: great googly moogly | October 28, 2007 12:40 AM | Report abuse

You gotta be a fan if you can't wait for this game.

I can't wait either...win, lose or draw.

Posted by: Stumped | October 28, 2007 12:40 AM | Report abuse

can't believe JMU lost the homecoming game...seems like every year we're doing okay in the rankings, lose a game near the end of the season, and then lose the chance for home playoff games.

oh well, at least we can relish the fact that we're the only D I-AA school to win 3 games on the road AND win the Nat'l championship also.

Dorf--when did you graduate from Da Burg?
I was '02.

Posted by: kman | October 28, 2007 2:11 AM | Report abuse

sorry, i meant '06....i started at jmu in 02. my bad.

Posted by: kman | October 28, 2007 2:12 AM | Report abuse

Also the "This is a redskins blog Jason" crowd, F off....he has bringing tons of newz...he just want7ed some advice on a good bar in that area, something we do all the time and what makes online communities great...

Its not like he was breaking down matchups or some Siht.....relax d-bags...jeesh

Posted by: chris laRRy | October 27, 2007 05:53 PM

This coming from the biggest d-bag on the blog......he has bringing tons of newz???? English as a second language classes are offered all over the DC area.

Posted by: Pot=Kettle | October 28, 2007 8:18 AM | Report abuse

This coming from the biggest d-bag on the blog......he has bringing tons of newz???? English as a second language classes are offered all over the DC area.

Posted by: Pot=Kettle | October 28, 2007 08:18 AM

We've taken a vote. You are the biggest d-bag on the blog. You just barely beat out CL and myself but you're the winner.


It's time to shock the world today. I can feel it. HTTR.

Posted by: Skinz | October 28, 2007 8:23 AM | Report abuse

We've taken a vote. You are the biggest d-bag on the blog. You just barely beat out CL and myself but you're the winner.


It's time to shock the world today. I can feel it. HTTR.

Posted by: Skinz | October 28, 2007 08:23 AM

Even funnier, this coming from someone who spells SkinS with a "Z", pretty f'in retarded. And if your head wasn't going down on CL, you might have noticed there are PLENTY of people saying the SkinS have a chance. Shocking the world would be you saying something semi-intelligent....

Posted by: Pot=Kettle | October 28, 2007 8:45 AM | Report abuse

kman, I was '04. I still abide in the Burg and take some grad classes part time. I don't know man... JMU should have won that Y'town State game last year. They're missing a good running back this year and have skated by some teams without one. Down the stretch I think that'll be the costly hole for them in their offense. Tailgating was fun though.

I don't do predictions for the Redskins that often... (my 'Cardinal QB will be killed' prediction didn't really pan out)

Here goes:

If the Skins score more points than the Pats, they will win

::or::

If Brady dies at some point in the game, we will win.

Why do all of my predicitions involve someone dying?

Posted by: Dorf | October 28, 2007 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Sorry CBT - I always bet against Corso's helmet pick, if I was to ever bet, witch I don't.....

Gameday. We need a new post. Cindy? I'm sure JLaC is still recovering from last night.....

Posted by: 4th | October 28, 2007 8:55 AM | Report abuse

ITA

"POSTED 5:31 p.m. EDT; UPDATED 8:57 p.m. EDT, October 27, 2007

PATS ACTIVATE SEYMOUR

Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe reports that the New England Patriots have activated defensive end Richard Seymour.

Seymour emerged from the Physically Unable to Perform list on Wednesday. He had been on the PUP list from the outset of training camp.

His return can only help. Look for him to knock a little rust off of Sunday as he prepare for his real debut next Sunday in the greatest . . . game . . . ever.

"

Posted by: 4th | October 28, 2007 8:58 AM | Report abuse

4th... couldn't you have just cut and pasted that information from some article somewhere?

haha.

Good to know that there really isn't some place all the regs are frequenting now. Or is there?

Posted by: Dorf | October 28, 2007 9:09 AM | Report abuse

You can't always get your info from one source. I usually check 4-5 diff sites...

I am suprised no one has brought this name up. He killed us last preseason:

Benjamin Watson

Is he playing today?

Posted by: 4th | October 28, 2007 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Last I heard(espn yesterday) watson is out.
Shock the world!
Hail!

Posted by: nah | October 28, 2007 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4th | October 28, 2007 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Gotta love London! Best free agent signing of the year in the NFL. Nobody has had more impact on his team. I think this D is the best skins D in the grillams era.

Posted by: nah | October 28, 2007 9:34 AM | Report abuse

By the way, how do we only have one article on game day? Am I missing something?

Posted by: nah | October 28, 2007 9:39 AM | Report abuse

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/patriots/view.bg?articleid=1040506

This is the kind of article we are supposed yo have in DC. Instead we get negatvity weekly....

Posted by: 4th | October 28, 2007 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Nah - totally agree! go to the boston herald website. they have plenty! Even with their baseball team in the WS!

Posted by: 4th | October 28, 2007 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4th | October 28, 2007 9:48 AM | Report abuse

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2007/10/28/skins_game/?page=1

Crazy. They have 2 websites with more skins info than wapo!!??

Posted by: nah | October 28, 2007 9:53 AM | Report abuse

4th, betting against Corso is usually a good thing. You just chose the wrong Corso prediction.

If only you had said "Bet the house on UGA upsetting Florida today.........." I wouldn't be wandering the streets with my wife and kids right now.

(Thank you to Holiday Inn Selects for letting me come in from off the streets to use their hospitality suite computer)

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | October 28, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Watch out Randy Moss. I have been giving Sean Taylor instructions all week.

Posted by: Abe Eaton | October 28, 2007 10:20 AM | Report abuse

the redskins main beat writer was too busy drinking watching the red sux to write an article the day before a game. note the fletcher article is from les carpenter. did the new guy reid get fired for the altercation? nothing from him either. weak.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2007 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Im just wondering what Belicheat is going to do to f us up. He always has something for a big game...My prediction is that the Pats are just gonna run the ball alot in the first half, rely on play-action for the deep strike, and use the backs and slot for short (but potential YAC) gains. They arent going to play to our strength on D which is our secondary. Maybe in the 2nd half they try to light it up...but...thats probably only if they have a lead.

HAIL!!!

Posted by: skinnyntenny | October 28, 2007 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Gameday and we're still on this stupid Red Sux thread? No new post on gameday?

Posted by: WTF? | October 28, 2007 12:15 PM | Report abuse

WHAT ARE YOU BEING PAID FOR????!! SURELY NOT TO WATCH THE RED SOX. LET'S GO! START A NEW THREAD WITH SOME INFO!!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

stop shouting, my head hurts from all the sam adams I drank while watching the game

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm generally a Jasno supporter, but this is pretty weak. It doesn't take a whole lot of time, imagination, or creativity to start a new thread. Jasno's blogging like our offense plays--blogging his guts out!

Posted by: jakeweed | October 28, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse


What the hell is goin' on here??? It's game day and we're still on a baseball thread!!!!!!

I'll get it started...

ESPN gives us no respect. When asked for their picks, they didn't even entertain the fact that the Redskins have a chance. Emmit Smith even said, "next segment" when they asked for his pick.

Let's go Skins'!!!!!!!

Posted by: sicwidit | October 28, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Ray | October 28, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I expect the Pats will wire tap our head sets. Nothing but a bunch of cheats. DS needs to get some NSA encription in the communications.

Posted by: BT | October 28, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

F Emmitt Smith, he needs to stick to ballroom dancing. He's just bitter that UGA beat his sorry Gators yesterday

Posted by: BT | October 28, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Sicwidit, I agree that nobody is giving us a chance, but please, don't listen to that buffoon named Emmitt Smith. He was, WAS, a great player, but his inability conjugate even the simplest verbs in the English language combined with his uncanny ability to forget simple facts (like the names of the Patriots RBs) make him an uneducated, poorly spoken fool. Why ESPN has him on national television is beyond me. He makes Michael Irvin and Keyshawn look good. Maybe when Emmitt said, 'next question,' he really didn't know who the Pats were even playing. Wouldn't surprise me. What a moron.

Posted by: Negatron | October 28, 2007 1:07 PM | Report abuse

All you need to know is that Vegas has a 17 pt. line.

Those fellas keep building because they make ALOT OF MONEY every Sunday.

Girls, you can argue whatever you want but this line is legit.

Now, knowing that, who would you pick?

Posted by: GAD | October 28, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Love the London Fletcher article this morning. Very nice little puff piece :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | October 28, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I hope for a Skins win, I pray to god (or whomever) they beat the Pattycakes, but would I bet money on it? Hell no. It would take a miracle. I think our defense has the potential to slow down the N.E. juggernaut, but the way our offense is playing they would have to wake up from their slumber and play the best game they've played yet. The thing is, not only do the Pats have an amazing offense, they are also damn good defensively (although they run D is their weak spot).

Again, I hope to god the skins pull off an upset, but if I had to put money on it, I'd say they lose (and by double digits).

Reality bites.

Posted by: jakeweed | October 28, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I think the score will be fairly close, but the game will never be in doubt. Pats win this easily.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 28, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

jasno, what are you doing for the red sox game tonight. maybe we can get something on that. skins are on the bye this week, right?

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Dan Snyder may be a complete ass but at least he pays players and we are not saddled with this type of bullsh*t.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3083947

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2007 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Then again, no one will confuse J.P. Losman with Johnny Unitas, either. I think football in Buffalo is doomed, anyhow. They're prime targets for relocation, either to LA or Toronto.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 28, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Physical secondary gives Skins fighting chance
By John Clayton
ESPN.com
Updated: October 25, 2007

Success is becoming more challenging for coach Bill Belichick.

He won three Super Bowls preaching the team concept. His players still completely buy into the concept and are positioning themselves for a fourth ring. The Patriots are 7-0 and everyone is jumping onto their bandwagon.

The latest supporters are the oddsmakers. For Sunday's game against the Redskins, the oddsmakers are installing the Patriots as 16½ point favorites. That's right, 16½ points. Thanks to Jason Campbell's development as a quarterback and coach Joe Gibbs' recommitment to being a running team, the 4-2 Redskins are an NFC playoff contender.

To be treated like Temple going against Ohio State is a great motivating tool for Gibbs, a Hall of Fame coach. Making it worse is that most NFL observers outside the Patriots' organization are looking past the Redskins game to New England's Week 9 showdown against the Colts, perhaps the most anticipated regular-season game since the start of the millennium.

Each morning, Belichick must load up a dozen "We're focused on the Redskins" answers for his news conferences. He's having enough trouble getting the world to stop focusing on the individual and offensive records the Patriots could break.

Even though he believes his team is focused on the task at hand, Belichick knows Sunday could be a trap game. The Redskins are good, and they are physical. They may not have the best secondary in football, but they present a lot of headaches for the Patriots coach.

Gibbs can line up former high first-round picks against the Patriots' talented group of receivers. Shawn Springs and Carlos Rogers are first-round corners still in their prime. Fred Smoot is a second-round choice working as the third corner.

Mobile, physical safeties LaRon Landry and Sean Taylor present other problems. Taylor lost a lot of weight and leads the league with five interceptions. Landry has enough range to be a force against the run and help out in coverage.

The big fear for Belichick is how physical the Redskins will be with his receivers. The Patriots' receivers haven't faced a lot of bump-and-run man coverage. And because Brady has been so accurate, New England's receivers have received very few hits in the middle of the field.

As much as Belichick wants to win the game, he doesn't want to come out of it with a banged-up team. Despite what the oddsmakers think, Belichick has to be a little worried about the Skins.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Colts playing lousy on offense, only one first down in the first half. Very good omen for the skins.

Posted by: FR | October 28, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

game over already

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2007 4:32 PM | Report abuse

F Gibbs
F Redskins

F offense
F defense

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2007 7:12 PM | Report abuse

It is I, the great Cerratto! Greetings all and Happy Halloween! Please come by Redskins Park tonight as I am giving out draft picks! Trick or Treat!

Posted by: It_is_I_Cerratto | October 31, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

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