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Heyer Prepares to Play Either Side

Jason La Canfora reports:

Reserve tackle Stephon Heyer said he is preparing to play either side with both starters ailing.

"I have to be physically prepared to play either said," Heyer said.

Heyer played against the Ravens and said he thought he "did all right," adding that it was a difficult mental adjustment switching from the right to the left in midgame.

Rookie Chad Rinehart, a third-round pick who has yet to be active this season, is also thinking he might have to be ready Sunday. A college tackle who is being converted to guard, he says he feels as though he plays equally well on either side.

After struggling in the final few preaseason games, Rinehart, who played at Northern Iowa, says he is ready for the challenge.

" I feel like I've been ready for a while," Rinehart said.

By Cindy Boren  |  December 8, 2008; 12:20 PM ET
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Let's hope, let's see what he's got. Rhinehart that is.

Posted by: jayandcat | December 8, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

JM, that is where you and I finally agree. Zorn has an awful stubbornness about him, and has yet to hold himself accountable for the offense's performance. Big-time mistake, especially when you're dealing with an offense that has 4 pro-bowlers and is littered with veterans that have been around for a long time.

Posted by: psps23

Posted by: psps23 | December 8, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Samuels out for the season - will have surgery. Horton getting an MRI. Geisinger even got hurt when he filled in.

Doc Walker was surprisingly upbeat this morning - said the Skins at least tried different things last night and that Campbell was a warrior.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 8, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

psps23 not sure if you was around last year and the year before that. I was all over GG and called for him to be shown the door. But the way he handled the Reaper was perfect. Always defending him in public and building him up. Let him make the mistake and grow from them. I just don't like the way Zorn is handling the rookies or JC. Telling JC he wants him to be perfect. Hell London been in the NFL for 11 years and haven't played a perfect game.


Posted by: icetotalpackage | December 8, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Sameuls Done.

Heyer LT.
Fabini RT.
Rinehart will get gaurd reps.

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 8, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

that Campbell was a warrior.

Posted by: Lisa_R

I have to agree with that. He took some shots last night.


Posted by: icetotalpackage | December 8, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: suzannepdc | December 8, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

7-9. book it. and one of the lowest scoring redskins team in history.

Posted by: tbarz1 | December 8, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Zorn said he had more confidence in Betts at the time (atleast that what it sounded like)....

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 8, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I think this is right where this team belongs in terms of record. The lack of investment on the offense/defensive lines has been criminal. I think it is ego, the same as in Denver with the running backs. Like "we can take any guy and because of coaching/system he will turn out" That is nonsense

Posted by: vincentc | December 8, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

feel sorry for campbell. If he had Eli's time in the pocket, he would be tremendous

Posted by: vincentc | December 8, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope that the performance of these draft picks from 2008 in 2009 show some redemption from the front office, because the Redskins from my view got less immediate impact out of the draft than almost any other team in the NFL.

And this despite the club having 10 selections.

Back in the 1980's, Bobby Beathard used to come up with 2-3 guys each year that came in and contributed right away either as quality depth or special teams standouts.

Other than Chris Horton this draft class looks as if they have been sleepwalking through the season.

Posted by: leopard09 | December 8, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

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