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Horton to miss 4-6 weeks

Defensive back Chris Horton will be out four to six weeks and, possibly, four to six months because of an injury to his toe, Coach Jim Zorn said in his Monday news conference.

Horton would be out for the longer period of time if the injury requires surgery and is a candidate for the injured-reserve list, Zorn said.

Clinton Portis, who suffered a concussion Sunday, still has a headache and does not remember the play on which he was hurt. "I'd say he's doubtful for this week," Zorn said. "That's just my opinion."

Mike Williams will be out at least two weeks because of a ligament tear in his ankle; he'll see the specialist who performed Chris Cooley's surgery.

H.B. Blades, Jason Campbell and Stephon Heyer should all be okay, Zorn said.

The Kansas City Chiefs have dumped running back Larry Johnson. Naturally, the possibility of signing with the Redskins arose. Zorn said that the team had spoken about signing him but added "I don't know" if we'll have interest. "I need to have a longer conversation than I've had to make a decision," Zorn said.

There'll be a new starting left tackle Sunday against Denver: Levi Jones. Heyer will move back to right tackle while Mike Williams is out

By Rick Maese  |  November 9, 2009; 12:25 PM ET
 
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Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 9, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

The answer is not to trade people all the time but put them in the place to win.

Laron is not a free safety, just put him back at SS and try and develop Kareem Moore or sign a FS next offseason.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | November 9, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: BrooklynSkins | November 9, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

For a TOE???

The rest of the season should just be about developing Kelly, Thomas, Davis, Mitchell, Orakpo, Moore, Barnes. Those are guys were going to need and build around. Put them in position to make plays and let them learn.

Posted by: Rypien11 | November 9, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

So glad I didn't watch yesterday.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | November 9, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

For a TOE???

The rest of the season should just be about developing Kelly, Thomas, Davis, Mitchell, Orakpo, Moore, Barnes. Those are guys were going to need and build around. Put them in position to make plays and let them learn.

Posted by: Rypien11

Agreed. We are a 2-14 team so might as well play the young guys.

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 9, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

This season is just 1 long extended pre season. We need to evaluate our young talent and get them some game experience. Thats really all we got, so time for the dillusions of gradueur to end and for reality to set in.

Posted by: FedorEm | November 9, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

The skins have talked about signing Larry Johnson. WTF.

Posted by: TWISI | November 9, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

"There'll be a new starting left tackle Sunday against Denver: Levi Jones. Heyer will move back to right tackle while Mike Williams is out."

Question:
How could not playing a guy who sucks be considered a loss?

ANSWER:
If the guys replacing him are just as bad or worse.

It's Levi's time to shine.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 9, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

sweet, this means we'll probably get to see Batiste again after Heyer comes up gimpy on his knee. I love watching Batiste, its a rare chance to get to see the absolute worst player in the league at his position televised, it must be how the Raiders feel all the time watching Jamarcus Russell, its not even upsetting cause you know the guy is just that bad so you just sit back and enjoy the show.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 9, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

For those who haven't played football.....Your big toe is integral.

Yes, back in the day, they would've played. But you can say that about almost any injury that sidelines players today. Especially concussions. It was unheard to be pulled from a game due to a concussion. Those were just headaches back then....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 9, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

The coaches mush think Rinehart absolutely sucks donkey balls if he can't get a starting position on this disaster of an O-line.

A wasted 3rd rounder.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 9, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Please!!!!.... No more quick fix trades or acquisitions. THEY DON"T WORK here in Washington.

Posted by: dc4life | November 9, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

I don't care how much L. Jones' skills have (supposedly) deteriorated. By at least having had them, he's already better than Heyer.

He seems like a nice guy, but he was a project guy and the project at left tackle has quite clearly failed.

Right now, I'm dubious that he can even play right tackle effectively. I want him there the rest of the season; if he continues to blow there, then he shouldn't be on the roster come next season.

Posted by: AppleScience | November 9, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Bunch of Dan Synder's always want to 'blow it up'.
Let's start over, get rid of JC, release LL, trade Portis, release the 2nd rd picks.
No wonder this team doesn't have an atmosphere of stability. The fan base is just like the ownership, a bunch of brats that want everything now. Always admiring the next guys grass will lead you a long way away from home. That's where this team and the fans are, looking for answers outside when like most issues the solution is internal.
Ask yourself, who is a real redskin on this team? Who exemplifies what a redskin is?
I can only think of a hand full of drafted/ undrafted rookies, that came up in the system and play hard, smart and passionate.

Posted by: priceisright | November 9, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I actually really hope that someone comes in and gets rid of all 3 QB's, I think they all suck, Brennan included...never quite understand the cult status with a back up with a poor throwing motion. F'N side arm, REALLY and he is going to be our franchise Savior.

If we could get a OL/ RB/ QB/ LB and a speedster for KR in this draft, that would be great, but it will take a GM with some creativity and friends throughout the league.

Then in FA if we can get 2 more OL/ LB/ DB we would be on a great start to rebuilding, no one over the age of 27.

Then I want ... wish list are awesome.

Posted by: mhartz1 | November 9, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

The Kansas City Chiefs have dumped running back Larry Johnson. Naturally, the possibility of signing with the Redskins arose. Zorn said that the team had spoken about signing him but added "I don't know" if we'll have interest. "I need to have a longer conversation than I've had to make a decision," Zorn said.

By Rick Maese | November 9, 2009; 12:25 PM ET

This should read "Vinnie hasn't told me what he's going to do. I need to have a longer conversation to find out where he's going with this one."

Posted by: League-Source | November 9, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

"The skins have talked about signing Larry Johnson. WTF."


Why not?

What we got ain't all that.

We do have some power running ideas that match what he does.

Plus: Portis' concussion makes him a non-starter for a couple of weeks--let Johnson be an empty suit.

We might luck into something other than bad luck.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 9, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Do you think Snyderato would even ask Zorn if they should acquire Larry Johnson? Of course not. They don't ask him his opinion about anything is my guess. They probably just tell him things.

If you're big toe is injurned, it's pretty debilitating. You can't really push off with any force, so trying to run would be, well, difficult.

Posted by: ZardsFan1 | November 9, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

No more quick fix trades or acquisitions. THEY DON"T WORK here in Washington.

Posted by: dc4life | November 9, 2009 12:50 PM |

Neither do the slow fix trades and acquisitions. Nothing works, except for us hamsters, and we only work for the Post, not our employers.

Posted by: League-Source | November 9, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Betts has a gimpy ankle according to Zorn, Portis is out, we need a back and LJ may be pissed to prove he can still play. If he's cheap why not?

Plus we'd have a bonus of having the core character redskins that gibbs always talked about of Dhall, CP, Fat Albert, and LJ all on the same roster, you can't make that stuff up.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 9, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

soooooooo, it can get worse!!!

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | November 9, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

We do have some power running ideas that match what he does.

Plus: Portis' concussion makes him a non-starter for a couple of weeks--let Johnson be an empty suit.

We might luck into something other than bad luck.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 9, 2009 12:53 PM |

I don't like how he handles himself in the public for one thing. But leaving that aside, I don't see the power running game you're talking about. It's mostly zone blocking. More importantly, if they sign him what would be his pay and cost against the cap?

Posted by: TWISI | November 9, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

no credible coach will take the reigns of Snyders horse.

Only options, as I see it (I've been wrong before), Zorn, Jerry Gray, Sherm Smith, Sherm Lewis.

Collins will retire, so even if you draft a QB and/or bring in a FA QB we will need Campbell to compete for the starting job.

They tried to get Sanchez and Cutler and failed. They will try to get a big name or up and coming coach and will fail.

Zorn and Campbell

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 9, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

betts will be fine, if anything, bring back mason....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 9, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Santana Moss has to make those catches

ARE should not see the field except as a third or fourth WR.

I want to see Mitchell, Kelly and Thomas on the field at the same time with Moss in the slot.

No more Portis!

JC won't last the season.

Todd Collins gets rid of the ball quicker...also JC would have never thrown that ball between two defenders that Moss dropped.

No way Snyder doesn't fire Cerrato.

People keep saying that JC is not a WCO QB...well why the hell didn't they try harder to get one that is?

Posted by: rickyroge | November 9, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Sign Larry Johnson?? I didn't realize he could play LT.

Posted by: NFeKPo | November 9, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

People keep saying that JC is not a WCO QB...well why the hell didn't they try harder to get one that is?

Posted by: rickyroge | November 9, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Because there weren't any available. The better question is why did they try to switch to a west coast offense wihtout the personnel?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 9, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

only way you should get LJ is if he can play O line or QB, cause JC is getting hammered and Collins is 38?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 9, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Two LMAO statements.

1. From J Reid on the OL: "this is not a difference-making line". Chrissakes, it doesn't even remotely resemble an average line let alone "difference making".

2. Z on signing LJ: "I need to have a longer conversation than I've had to make a decision," Zorn said. "make a decision"? Chrissakes, the waterboy will have more input on what to do here than Z.

Posted by: GasFace | November 9, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

only way you should get LJ is if he can play O line or QB, cause JC is getting hammered and Collins is 38?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 9, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I've been concerned about this as well. Randle El may actually have to take some snaps at some point this year. We would be wise to get a third QB and have them dressed on sundays. What happens when we play the Giants, Cowboys, and Eagles again? JC probably won't make it through the Denver game.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 9, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

or why did they switch to a WCO before they found a coach?

JC's best year in college was in a WCO.

Stop analyzing the skill players, we don't have an O line or a system even

we don't even have a system and haven't for 10 years

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 9, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

League mum on Mike Smith
Posted by Mike Florio on November 9, 2009 12:54 PM ET
On Sunday, a sideline altercation between Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Falcons coach Mike Smith provoked some public whining from Hall.

Review of the video suggests that DeAngelo actually has a point. Though Smith didn't go Woody Hayes on Hall, the second-year head coach was engaged in conduct that we believe doesn't reflect the expectations the league has established for the guys who call the shots on the sidelines.

For now, however, the league is keeping quiet on the issue. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells us that no decisions or developments will be occurring today. Actually, it's unclear whether the league is even taking a look at this one.

But the league should. Otherwise, the perception of a double standard between players and coaches will only spread.

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 9, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Because there weren't any available. The better question is why did they try to switch to a west coast offense wihtout the personnel?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 9, 2009 1:06 PM |

You should have said "without the personnel and coaches". Z was the only WCO dude, most coaches were holdovers from Gibbs 2.0 and those that weren't didn't know WCO passing.

Posted by: GasFace | November 9, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

The #27 jerseys are probably on the way to Redskins stores as we speak!


Bench Campbell

Start Cerrato!

Posted by: Predator48 | November 9, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

can we get some Marcus Mason f.f.s!

Posted by: gregstrang | November 9, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Hunter smith was the best and most crucial free agent signing in the history of the NFL, strike that, in the history of sports!

Good job snyd-rrato! Kudos!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 9, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Because there weren't any available. The better question is why did they try to switch to a west coast offense wihtout the personnel?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 9, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Thats just too common sense. Also most our position personnel are not west cost guys either, a lot of them are gibbs guys.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 9, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

When they say that the Redskins are looking at signing Larry Johnson, I assume that means Vinnie, right?

If so, I'm starting to put more faith in the talk about Vinnie possibly being done if this season continues to unravel. Signing Larry Johnson just seems like a complete desperation attempt by someone who knows his job is on the line...

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | November 9, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

'At-a-boy Vinny! O-lineman goes down, and you wanna bring in a running back!

Randy Thomas goes down. Bring in Anthony Alridge.

Chris Samules goes down. Bring in Quinten Ganther.

Mike Williams goes down. Bring in Larry Johnson.

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | November 9, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

alex you are waaaaaaay ahead of Cerrato. Who in their right mind would build an offense around a run game and then bring in a WC system?

Posted by: gregstrang | November 9, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Though Smith didn't go Woody Hayes on Hall, the second-year head coach was engaged in conduct that we believe doesn't reflect the expectations the league has established for the guys who call the shots on the sidelines.

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 9, 2009 1:10 PM |

Smith needed to restore the respect for old farts that was seriously eroded when Zimm got rolled by Pedro.

Posted by: GasFace | November 9, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

why is chad rinehart even on the roster? get rid of the bum, sign more journeymen!!!
3 STEP DROPS FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON, YAY!

Posted by: BMACattack | November 9, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Larry Johnson to 'Skins? Maybe he'll get an apartment in Dupont Circle.

Posted by: Salinas1 | November 9, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Where's all the Hebrew? Is that what Brooklynskins was trying to write in?

Posted by: periculum | November 9, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Thats just too common sense. Also most our position personnel are not west cost guys either, a lot of them are gibbs guys.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 9, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Cerrato even knows what a WCO is? Maybe he's like a middle manager hired only because he's the boss's nephew. He hears a buzzword and has to have it at all cost.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 9, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alex35332 | November 9, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I was reading a lot of preseason articles about predictions for the season, and a lot of the national media websites and magazines and just other websites in general all had the Skins finishing last in the NFC East and only winning 3-6 games this year. I would shake my head and think that they are crazy. I guess it turns out that I was the crazy one for actually expecting more from my team this year. Here's to a 2-14 or 3-13 season. Maybe if we actually keep our draft picks this year, we can hope for some building by a REAL GM that actually designs the team based on the fundamentals of the Head Coach. We have a lot of needs, and most of them are on O. We need a better line (obvious), but a MUCH better RB than Portis, and I'm still not 100% sure that fixing those 2 will allow us to just try Campbell one last time. The guy led us to 6-2 last year against good teams before the O-line fell apart and he got scared. Not sure if I'm rooting for one of the Big QBs like Clausen, McCoy or Bradford, or maybe a super stud RB that has the potential to be like AP or MJD or Chris Johnson or Deangelo Williams. I know we need an OL to make those guys work out, but with potential for no cap next year, we can make that work. One thing for sure is that our owner DOES want to spend money like Steinbrenner does for my beloved Yankees.

Posted by: johntaylor2 | November 9, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I thought the late hit on Landry was questionable, then an asst coach grabbed Hall by the shirt collar.

If other teams are allowed to hit our guys o.o.b. then let's do it too. If a f'in asst coach wants to fight one of our players let's f'in go.

That was our best series of the game, we showed some fight!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 9, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

betts will be fine, if anything, bring back mason....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 9, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Thankyou. At least bring back someone who already knows the system and is hungry. Bringing in LJ is Alexander Part II.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 9, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Expect things to get worst. Might as well mark January 5th on the calendar ... meanwhile, Nats offseason moves, trades and spring training will soon arrive. There's a well run professional organization in town now. And they have a brand new stadium.

Posted by: periculum | November 9, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

IR Horton, Cooley, BMW, Portis, and Hunter Smith. Sign Runyan, LJ, Pascaleau. Let Moore or Doughty play Free, Move Laron back to SS. Sign back Chase Daniel, and still go 2-14. Go Skins.

Posted by: FedorEm | November 9, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

As much as been made about DHall....HE did nothing wrong on the Falcons sideline...

And HC Smith and their Strength coach were 100% wrong.

Don't ask me about plays or the game or players. That's just a waste of typing.

How bout that health care bill. It will die the same death in the Senate that deer suffered at the National Zoo.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 9, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Fearless Leader to Hamster herders: Time to put more reporters, more time into Nats coverage. Professional team, professional run, with an ownership that is far wealthier, healthier and smarter than one Daniel M. Snyder.

Posted by: periculum | November 9, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

IR Horton, Cooley, BMW, Portis, and Hunter Smith. Sign Runyan, LJ, Pascaleau. Let Moore or Doughty play Free, Move Laron back to SS. Sign back Chase Daniel, and still go 2-14. Go Skins.

Posted by: FedorEm | November 9, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse


This is like the third time I've read today about Chase Daniel.....HE PLAYS FOR THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yes that was him with the Daniels on his jersey standing next to Mark Brunel on the Saints sidelines.....we have Andre Woodson on our practice squad, Chase Daniel is on a entirely different team, we can't sign him, we can't play him and he isn't an option....keep up people I know it took ya'll a decade to figure out Snyder and Vinny sucked and this team was mediocre for years and is now just bad but don't let it take a couple of years to realize that somebody doesn't even play for the Skins anymore....

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 9, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

For a TOE???

Posted by: Rypien11 | November 9, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I know it sounds wimpy, but if it's his big toe, 4-6 weeks (or months, if operated on) is totally reasonable. Try running, cutting, or stopping abruptly without using your big toe. You can't, at least not at the level these guys need to to be effective (not that the 'Skins players are being effective, anyway, but you get the point).

Posted by: rbpalmer | November 9, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

4th, agreed on Hall, based on those pics, I'd say that the head coach can expect a 5-6 figure fine coming his way....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 9, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

There's a well run professional organization in town now. And they have a brand new stadium.
Posted by: periculum


Oh, so when did DC United move out of RFK?

Posted by: Predator48 | November 9, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Vinny: "Larry Johnson. He's 30 years old, he's been unproductive, and he apparently has a big attitude problem. BUUUUT, he's been a headline-grabbing NFL star on someone else's team!"

Danny: "Yup. I see where you're going with this, Vin. Larry will fit right in here."

JZ: "Ummmm, guys...could I..."

Vinny: "SHUT UP, JIM!!! When I want to know your thoughts, I'll make them up on my radio show!"

JZ: "Golly gee, I guess I was kind of out of line there...I kind of guess that what I'm saying is sort of that you're right, Vinny. I guess I'll kind of sort of go with things...I guess..."

Posted by: p1funk | November 9, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Larry Johnson is more done than CP...

So there is a 1,000% chance we will sign him.

Posted by: mattylight | November 9, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 9, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

It's cool bra, they can throw in Daniels and a first rounder for Betts and we'll call it even steven.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 9, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

alex you are waaaaaaay ahead of Cerrato. Who in their right mind would build an offense around a run game and then bring in a WC system?

Posted by: gregstrang | November 9, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Vinn master slim. I agree with PAskinsfan17, I am not sure if vinny knows what a west coast system is.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 9, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | November 9, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

The thing about modern pro football is that once you're into the regular season, you're pretty much forced to play the hand you have. The rules make it difficult to trade for or sign players who represent a significant upgrade from what's already on your roster. You might be able to pick up a free agent early in the year, or make a trade for somebody unwanted, but those are few and far between, and risky because of what you may have to give up (ask Vinny Cerrato).

So in some ways, the Skins are stuck. They've got a reasonable number of draft choices, and the way things are going, they could be pretty high ones, provided teams like Tampa and Tennessee cooperate by getting hot.

But not much else.

So all these posts about trade Davis, Portis, Kelly, or everybody but London Fletcher -- are you guys playing fantasy football?

Posted by: Samson151 | November 9, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I've heard the LJ deal is pretty much done.

Vinny is putting the finishing touches on the deal by sealing it with a 2nd round pick.

Even though Larry Johnson has been officially cut from the Chiefs, Vinny is determined to send them a 2nd rounder anyways just in case.

Posted by: p1funk | November 9, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Periculum: The Nats are basically the worst team in baseball, I don't think we should be singing the praises for them either.

Posted by: hackeynut | November 9, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: alex35332 | November 9, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Ronny Lott cut his left pinky off and continued to play that same season! Off with the toe, now, and get back into the game! There is no crying in football.

Posted by: JohnWWW | November 9, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

LOL zjfr; my thoughts exactly!

Posted by: AppleScience | November 9, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Sign LJ to a vet min + incentives contract for the TDs he might score, with an option to extend the contract at the end of the year for an additional year if the FO decided they want to keep him. If not, then no salary would be owed and LJ can go on the FA market.

Posted by: Veretax | November 9, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

The only thing Horton will miss is booing from Redskins fans at Fedex (made louder by a ban on signage, of course.)

I wonder which heralded college QB will win the Ryan Leaf Award next year? We'll get a big hint by who the Redskins select with the third pick in the draft.

I also wonder if Vinny Cerrato could actually find a Hall of Fame player in Canton, Ohio.

More wondering - did Albert Haynesworth eat $43,000,000 worth of cheeseburgers during training camp?

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | November 9, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

As for Larry Johnson, forget character. Question is, does he fit into this offense? The answer is no. Philly's Westbrook is the prototype west coast offense running back - a guy that can run and catch, run after the catch. Portis hasn't done much of any of that. But you wanna know why the offense picked up yesterday? Betts is a better west coast style guy than Portis is - period. So if they're going to stick to a west coast offense, then get a back that can run and catch equally as effective or it won't work.

Posted by: BenThere | November 9, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Well, we do have a power running game...along with a WCO passing game. Neither of which is really working.

What if, we had a power runner. Not a guy who was a slasher his whole life and just became a power runner late in his career (at the behest of Gibbs). But a guy who was, is and always will be, a power runner.

It might change the game a bit for us to actually put in the personnel that match the system. And a one year deal for him...while he's hungry with something to prove...what could it hurt?

JUST DON'T LET VINNY TRADE DRAFT PICKS FOR HIM.

Posted by: 20yrskinfan | November 9, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Levi effing Jones is the starting LT for the Washington Redskins. Unreal! This dude was jobless a few weeks ago. Easily the worst it has ever been. Worse than the Norv team that started 0-7. BRUTAL!!!

Posted by: pauljr11211 | November 9, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse

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