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If You Can't Rush the Passer, Blitz Him

JReid looks at the pass rush and the possibility of blitzing LaRon Landry more frequently.

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You can ask Jason La Canfora for his take on this and more in his chat today at 1.

By Cindy Boren  |  November 20, 2008; 10:30 AM ET
 
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1st or 2nd maybe 3rd

Posted by: poolman1200000 | November 20, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

#21 still FIRST in our hearts.

Springs at FS would be awesome to free up LL to blitz.

Posted by: RambleOn | November 20, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Ummm Thanksgiving dinner in just seven days!

Turkey,turkey gravy, turkey ala king, turkey sandwiches, turkey enchiladas, turkey soup, turkey meatloaf...

Posted by: Devo2 | November 20, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Poolman - Does it bother you that you don't have a life?

Posted by: Rypien11 | November 20, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Actually, poolman, more than 1 % are head coaches.

Besides the point, though. What annoys all here is you are incessantly banging a one note gong to people that don't even understand why you are bringing up the point.

Each post you make is a slight variation on the same theme, slavery sucks, and there has been racial injustice and continues to be in the United States for as long as our country has existed.

The question for you is why the heck do you keep bringing it up? What are you trying to say to those of us who post on RI? Do you have a solution? Is there something that you want us to do? Is there something that you want some one else to do? Or do you just want to, to take off on your phrase, pour salt in the wound?

We GET IT! You're unhappy about race relations. Find another topic, contribute to the discussion, but drop the one note band.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 20, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

pool, are you serious... 'its you're not you are??'

really... come on, you have to be yanking our chain... really

Posted by: Zeebs | November 20, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Zeebs | November 20, 2008 10:32 AM Its you're not you are.

Posted by: poolman1200000 | November 20, 2008 10:36 AM |

Dah, which way did he go George which way did he go.

George is my friend.

Poolman was this supposed to make sense?

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 20, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

He def likes rabbits Flound

Posted by: Zeebs | November 20, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Devo,
A innovation that my GF came up with for breakfast the next day. Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict, A poached egg, served ontop of thin slices of Turkey and a cake shaped portion of stuffing, covered in hollandaise.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Evryone usually ignores this guy (toolman).....why engage him today? It's obvious he's retarded and it's just his same old cr ap but he's got you guys pulling your hair out which means , yes, he got-ya. Just ITA.....

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 20, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Let's get Springs on the field before we worry about where he'll play.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 20, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

holy god that sounds good zeese

Posted by: Zeebs | November 20, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Fried Turkey, Turkey Jambalaya, Turkey Gumbo, Turkey Burgers, Turkey on a stick...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 20, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Who's more pitiful? Poolman for throwing out the bait or all the regulars who are getting caught on his badly baited hook?

Come on, guys, ITA. Stop feeding the troll. His mess doesn't deserve a response, much less a thoughtful response.

As Devo pointed out, turkey's just a week away. And if you can't wait that long, you can go to Popeye's and buy a fried Cajun turkey.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 20, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

... Unfortunately, an SUV plant can't start churning out Vespas overnight anymore than a rhinoceros can give birth to kittens.

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 20, 2008 10:23 AM

It figures that a fan of Dallas and Terrell Owens would not recognize the mystery of unicorn birth.

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Turkey sandwich with Lettuce Mayo and salt, my idea of Heaven.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 20, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

White people really want to forget about slavery. "BREAKING NEWS" I won't let you forget. JR I have a question for you. How come you have to do these updates from the black of your truck ? Not a live shot. I'm sure it has nothing to do with your skin color. Crazy footnote I bet you will never see JLC in that very fan. He does live shots. i'm sure it has nothing to do with his skin color.

Posted by: poolman1200000 | November 20, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Devo,
A innovation that my GF came up with for breakfast the next day. Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict, A poached egg, served ontop of thin slices of Turkey and a cake shaped portion of stuffing, covered in hollandaise.


Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

OH Man! You're one lucky man. Can I come over?

Posted by: Devo2 | November 20, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Zebra,
if you know how to poach an egg right, which she can do, I cannot, its amazing. Sadly she is going to Houston to be with her father so I will not get one this thanksgiving I don't think. May try and have my grandmother make it though, she can cook.

The trick is re-baking leftover stuffing into little cake looking things, you almost make a stuffing pancake out of them.

Damn now I am hungry.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

JohnDinHouston Gump's Turkey

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

guys, find a local turkey farm, and have one butchered a day or two before hand. It will literally RUIN frozen turkeys for you. It will cost you more, but well worth the effort.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 20, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I got an everyday great breakfast sandwich,


Ham (off the bone, warned in a skillet), bacon
toast
Miracle Whip

Called the Heart Attack Sandwhich!!

Posted by: Zeebs | November 20, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Too bad all the Turkey dat games are going to blow. The NFL really needs to reconsider the Lions on Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 20, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Too bad all the Turkey day games are going to blow. The NFL really needs to reconsider the Lions on Thanksgiving.

day not dat.

Damm, I pulled a poolman!

Posted by: Devo2 | November 20, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Ha - Alex, do you think your GF will come over and make one of those Turkey Benedict things for me? (Since she's going to be in Houston and all?)

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 20, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

dcsween's secret to the perfect Thanksgiving turkey is brining (for not more than 10 hours), covering it with butter, jamming the insides with onions and apples, then charcoal grilling all day.

The primary reason this makes Thanksgiving perfect is the excuse it provides to get up and walk outside when your mother-in-law starts talking: "Sorry, I gotta check the coals."

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Zeebs,

I am with you except for Miracle Whip, that stuff is disgusting.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 20, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

The trick is re-baking leftover stuffing into little cake looking things, you almost make a stuffing pancake out of them.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2008 10:48 AM

And, zeese, knowing (or, knowing of, anyway) your gf, I'm betting that she makes the stuffing in one of those little heart-shaped cookie cutters, right?

Maybe you should send her by JohnD's to show him how it's done up here in the big city? In Houston, they probably have smoked turkey with chorizo stuffing on Thanksgiving, which doesn't sound bad at all.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 20, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Who plays on Thanksgiving.

Not to bring up bad memories, but remember the Dallas/Washington game on Thanksgiving during the Spurrier years....shudder....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 20, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Greg,
Sounds good. How's that Turkey Farm Stock you just brought doing? :-) I hope its better than that pumpkin farm stock you Brought last christmas and kept till easter.

You could also throw a slice of ham on those eggs Benedict with the turkey, that would be hot.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Nah, was born and raised on that stuff. Reg mayo only good for italian subs....

Posted by: Zeebs | November 20, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Interesting comment by Shaun Alexander on the crowds in Seattle and Washington....


http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2008/11/skins_discuss_those_seattle_fa.html#more

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 20, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Funny, he (Poolman) always ignore my comments because he knows I'm right.

Anyway, what does ITA stand for?

Posted by: Rypien11 | November 20, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Tennessee @ Detroit (12:30)
Dallas @ Seattle (4:15)
Arizona @ Philly (8:15)

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Ok - hate to do this, but Sween, do you just use salt in your brine? I did this with just salt last year, and it really made a big difference...just trying to expand a little this year.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 20, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Titans/Lions is gonna be ugly, and it's gonna be painful watching the cowboys beat Seattle. I'm actually looking forward to the Cardinals-Eagles game.......could be a gopod one. Go Cards!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 20, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Anyway, what does ITA stand for?

Posted by: Rypien11 | November 20, 2008 10:57 AM

Initially, "ignore the @ssclown" (or @sshat, depending on your preference), then "ignore the anonymous", now just ITA.

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

guys, find a local turkey farm, and have one butchered a day or two before hand. It will literally RUIN frozen turkeys for you. It will cost you more, but well worth the effort.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 20, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse


Know of one near by?

Posted by: Devo2 | November 20, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Tennessee @ Detroit (12:30)
Dallas @ Seattle (4:15)
Arizona @ Philly (8:15)

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 10:58 AM |

The Arz. Philly game will be good the other two games are a joke.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 20, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Greg, our favorite local turkey farm is slaughtering their turkeys this Saturday.

Per their email:
"The butcher date was specifically chosen so that the birds will age properly for five days to be at their peak flavor and tenderness on Thursday Nov 27."

Just FYI.

Also, I am hungry.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 20, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

It figures that a fan of Dallas and Terrell Owens would not recognize the mystery of unicorn birth.

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

I blame Goodell.

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 20, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Well, at least there are two games that make a difference to us...Of course, you all forgot to mention the Texas-Texas A & M game...:)

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 20, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

sween, with you on brining -- major improvement over non-brined bird -- although the right time depends on the concentration of the salt in the brine.

But, what bird do you start with? Whole Foods? Partial Foods? Or do you just go out to the woods this weekend and shoot your own?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 20, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

JReid looks at the pass rush and the possibility of blitzing LaRon Landry more frequently.

Totally disagree with that. Keeping Dirty Thirty back is the reason teams haven't gone deep

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 20, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Actually, the salt is only a minor part of the brine. Most of it was a variety of spices. Also, I remember sugar was more than I expected it would be. My brining mix is in the recipe folder at home.

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

"I don't know, my two last home games [here] were Pittsburgh and Dallas, and it looked like it was 50-50 in there"

Sorry to disagree with Tiptoe, but not even close. The pitt game it was probably 20 percent and Dallas was even smaller, a mere smattering of fans here and there

Ugh on the T-day games. Does Tenn sit its starters right from the opening toss??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 20, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Oddly enough she called me from the airport just now and notified me that the secret is to mix the stuffing with mash potatoes to get the cake right...

and thats the end of it...
GO SKINS.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Who's more pitiful? Poolman for throwing out the bait or all the regulars who are getting caught on his badly baited hook?

Come on, guys, ITA. Stop feeding the troll. His mess doesn't deserve a response, much less a thoughtful response.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 20, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Amen. The quickest way to get rid of this ***** is to ignore him.

Posted by: Cobain | November 20, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

And brining -- you have GOT to brine the turkey. As a person who grew up on dry turkey meat that usually had to be drenched in gravy, I assumed there was no other way. But there is! Brine sweet brine.

mmm... turkey... mmm... [drools]

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 20, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

if you respond to poolman, well lets just say your kinda dense...

Posted by: chrislarry | November 20, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Titans/Lions is gonna be ugly, and it's gonna be painful watching the cowboys beat Seattle. I'm actually looking forward to the Cardinals-Eagles game.......could be a gopod one. Go Cards!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 20, 2008 10:58 AM

dcsween schedule:

Titans/Lions ... outside, avoiding mother-in-law
Dallas/Seattle ... turkey coma on the couch
Arizona/Philly ... girls asleep, mother-in-law yacking away with her daughter over tea in the kitchen, AND I'M READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!

Also, don't we need for Philly to win that to keep Arizona out of wild card reach?

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Good article about the Seattle crowd. It's a great stadium. I've been to all but a couple, and Seattle is one of my favorites. Plus, I live literally a 10 minute walk down the street, so you can't beat the parking situation.

As for Seattle fans...well, they're mostly a bunch of Johnny Come Lattes. They'll turn on this team in a heartbeat. Oh, sure, there are some die-hard fans, and I give them props because they're as serious fans as you'd find anywhere in the country. But the majority of folks who fill that stadium don't have a clue what they're there for. I've seen them do The Wave...on third down...while Seattle has the ball.

Oh and the noise? It's not because Seattle fans are any louder. After all, we're talking about human vocal cords. How much louder can one group of people get than another? Seriously. The stadium has two flanks which funnel the crowd noise back onto the field. It's no secret and anyone with a basic understanding of physics can tell you what's going on there.

Posted by: PDiddy | November 20, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Also, don't we need for Philly to win that to keep Arizona out of wild card reach?

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:06 AM |

No Arz. is going to win there div. no other team from that Div has a chance at the wildcard we want Arz. in that game.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 20, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

I mean you are......


beantown is dead on correct about local turkeys, order ours from the local farmers market everywhere, and we are in Brooklyn!!!! So most of you have no excuse!

Also spicy turkey sausage from the same farmer in the stuffing is also the bomb

Posted by: chrislarry | November 20, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Devo--

The Wednesday Food Section of the Washington Post had a list of local places for fresh turkey. You can probably find it on line, too.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 20, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

"Johnny Come Lattes"

Classic P-diddy, man we (I) miss that level of wit and insight up here!

Posted by: chrislarry | November 20, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Ok - I'm ready to start thinkin' 'bout Skins again.

What do we have to do to get the offense from being so offensive?

Here's a question on the homefield. I seem to remember Danny Boy doing some renovations to put more seats in. Can anyone corroborrate this? Can anyone spell 'corroborrate'?

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 20, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

cl, once you get it, you'll never want a frozen turkey again...there is just no comparison...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 20, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Process:

http://bbq.about.com/cs/turkey/a/aa110103a.htm

* dcsween says (1) don't do it too long ... 10 hours max and (2) do sugar it.

Mixtures:

http://bbq.about.com/od/brinerecipes/r/bl71122a.htm

http://bbq.about.com/od/brinerecipes/r/bl90821a.htm

I think I used the second one last year ... I got the "brining spices" in the grocery store spice section (same stuff used for shrimp cocktail).

We get fresh birds at Eastern Market. This year, this organic farm that delivers our milk (three little girls drink alot of milk) is bringing our bird.

Is it really credible that Malcolm Kelly could play this week?

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

sween, the only thing we need is for the Redskins to beat the Seahawks. We gotta take care of our business and not count on 'help.' C'mon now! What say let's get a little fire in our bellies. And so forth.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 20, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Lions will beat the Titans on Thanksgiving Day.

Posted by: RedDMV | November 20, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Here is a brine recipe from the food network (14-16 pound turkey).

For the brine:
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 gallon vegetable stock
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1/2 tablespoon allspice berries
1/2 tablespoon candied ginger
1 gallon iced water

Posted by: Markin21132 | November 20, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

For DC area residents seeking milk (and turkey) delivery, just pimping my local farmer. Google "southmountaincreamery".

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Really, if the 'Skins win out, they would be 12-4, you know - and really, theoretically, if you presume that the Gints would be a tough one, 11-5 is perfectly reasonable

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 20, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Red apparently has started his "thanksgiving celebration" a little early......

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 20, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

What say let's get a little fire in our bellies. And so forth.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 20, 2008 11:13 AM

Agreed. Jameson shots all around. No chasers.

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Nate, I take a two pronged approach. Of course skins need to TCB and win the game in front of them. But I'd be a lyin' SOB if I didn't admit I start rooting W/L matchups for NFC teams per playoff scenarios in week 1.

Posted by: chrislarry | November 20, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I didn't come up with "Johnny Come Lattes". It was a local Seattle radio station back when the Mariners made a run in 1996 (or something like that...I hate baseball and never pay attention).

Posted by: PDiddy | November 20, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I just want 7-4 for now.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Jameson rulz
water drulz

Posted by: chrislarry | November 20, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Hey go ahead and LOL all you want, but I have one of those crazy feelings.

Lions 12
Titans 6

Posted by: RedDMV | November 20, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

dcsween schedule:

Titans/Lions ... outside, avoiding mother-in-law
Dallas/Seattle ... turkey coma on the couch
Arizona/Philly ... girls asleep, mother-in-law yacking away with her daughter over tea in the kitchen, AND I'M READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!

Also, don't we need for Philly to win that to keep Arizona out of wild card reach?

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Sween, you must have read the schedule I had posted in my mind. This is the same routine for the last .. oh i don't know...11 years !

Posted by: cej75024 | November 20, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

I know we went through this last year, but isn't one of the reasons that the Seahawks' stadium so loud due to the way it is build, i.e. the upper levels are go in at the top instead of out (to keep them out of rain or something). Sorry, I just have a hard time believing that the Seattle fans are that loud and crazy - this is the team that switched from the AFC to the NFC several years ago and no one cared.

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 20, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

About Landry...

This may just be my own poor memory, however, when he does blitz...it seems like he is just short of getting there. I remember him last year blowing up the Jets QB...but that's it. (I think)

Blitzing is all fine and cool......IF you get there.

Posted by: cej75024 | November 20, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

alex...WOW!!!

Thank you for contributing to my family's future Turkey day traditions!

Posted by: Soup17 | November 20, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

The Texas/Texas A&M game (tradition of watching with my fiance - he's a pseudo Aggie) has been moved to Thanksgiving night - so we have to do double duty to watch that game and the Arizona/Philly game. Just annoying. The A&M game might get super ugly super fast, but we'll see. Sort of ruined our annual Thanksgiving Friday Bar Football watching, but oh well - we'll be on our way to DC for the Giants game instead!!

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 20, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Creating Family Values Via Turkey

Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

coffee jokes... funny...

I know the guy who came up with the Cuban Coffee idea for Starbucks. But he's missing the point. You don't spend $3.50 on a shot of motor oil coffee. A cafecito should never cost more than $.50

JohnD, my preseason call was 11-5. Still do-able. We just need to figure out our damn offense. I still think it's all about play-call timing. More hurry-up and mystery-counts could help. So could more playcall confidence. I'm seriously disappointed in our vexation in playcalling and running the 'O' this far into the season.

Those dinks and dunks would be a lot more effective if the opposing D wasn't quite set. It would also open up the deep route. If they take this long before every play, it's giving away our hand.

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 20, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I know this game has no maening for Seattle...

I know they are having a crappy year and are playing for next year...

I know this has much more meaning for us...

But...

I really want to bury these Seahwaks into the dirt. We owe them big time. I realize it doesn't make up for a playoff game...but !

Posted by: cej75024 | November 20, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, but that will be the Aggies super bowl for the year - hopefully, it will get ugly fast..

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 20, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

From PFT,

BENGALS BENCH CHAD
Posted by Mike Florio on November 20, 2008, 10:22 a.m. EST
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson won’t play in Thursday night’s game against the Steelers, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.

Johnson is being deactivated for violating a team rule.

Chris Henry or Glenn Holt will start in place of Johnson, across from T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

After Johnson’s offseason antics, which included a near-continuous attempt to finagle a trade, Johnson was told that, if he behaves during the 2008 season, the team will consider giving him yet another contract extension. His most recent misdeed, whatever it was, could be enough to get the team to refuse to give him more money.

Coincidentally, agent Drew Rosenhaus addressed Johnson’s subpar performance during a visit with Joe Rose of WQAM in Miami.

“Tonight’s a big game for Chad, because it’s a national TV game,” Rosenhaus said. “It’s been a tough year for Chad. It went south really when Carson Palmer got injured. . . . As far as Chad getting a new contract or being traded, you know, the bottom line is this: I can’t objectively look at Chad’s season this year and say that he can be held responsible for the fact that he hasn’t had the kind of production that he’s had in the past, because of the quarterback play.”

But, frankly, Chad can and will be held responsible for whatever he did that prompted the team to sit him down for Thursday night’s game.


CHAD GOT INTO A FIGHT?
Posted by Mike Florio on November 20, 2008, 10:40 a.m. EST
The career of Bengals receiver Chad Johnson began to diminish nearly three years ago, when word broke of his halftime antics during halftime of a playoff game against the Steelers. As we initially heard it, Johnson got into a physical altercation with receivers coach Hue Jackson, and head coach Marvin Lewis.

And so perhaps it’s fitting that the catalyst for the final collapse of Chad’s career in Cincinnati could be another scuffle.

Per Adam Schefter of NFL Network, Johnson “got into it last night with someone in the Cincinnati organization,” apparently at a team function.

Stay tuned.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 20, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

suzannepdc, on balance, you'll be better served watching Texas/Texas Tech ... come offseason it will be important up here to talk about the college players the Skins absolutely positively must draft to keep you from jumping off a bridge.

In free agency, nobody we want out of Philly or Arizona, esp. now that Anquan Boldin developed that tectonic sneeze. [Actually, check that, there might be a DL or LB in Arizona who is UFA about whom I reserve the right to jump off a bridge if the Skins don't sign.]

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does it seem that every year the Redskins go into some kind of trance starting about week 5 or 6 (Oct. 15) and usually don't snap out of it until week 11 or 12 (End of Novemeber)?

For the first couple of weeks the Skins could look like world beaters, then they get a dose and have a realization that they aren't who they thought they were. They loose a few, some times back to back, sometimes 3 in a row, then "it" hits them whether it's external doubt, death, or some form of adversity.

I Really would like to see the Skins play a meaningless game in December in my adult life, instead of laying down, or clawing it out, and/or fighting through injuries every season.

Posted by: RedDMV | November 20, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

But John, I am good luck! First year, Aggies hung in there for most of the game (first time Stephen McGee really played) and then won the last two years. This year, well, we'll see. I really want to see Mike Sherman be successful.

Looking foward to the Tech/Okla game Saturday night - I know WAY too much about the Big 12! But man, these Texans are really into their college football!

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 20, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

*** FF post ***

Placing my money where Zorn's mouth is, I picked up Malcolm Kelly - "questionable" (and dropped somebody named Josh from SF "questionable" ... so obviously I still have some questions).

*** End FF post ***

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

This something that is long overdue. The "angel" position was utilized when Washington was experiencing issues with corner's being unable to cover guys straight up. With the quality of players at that position, some of that need has diminished. DC has guys that man cover on the outside. Landry is an electric blitzer with a nose for getting there, it's time to open that weapon up.

Posted by: pauljr11211 | November 20, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Nice take Red, seems like a toxic holdover from the Norv years...

Posted by: chrislarry | November 20, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

RedDMV, that's how I remember it and see it too. LateOctober/EarlyNovember ball is for wannabes who peak too early (see e.g. this season: Tampa Bay, NYJ, Carolina, Miami, Arizona) only to flatline and flame out in December. Decemberball is Skinsball. LateOctober/EarlyNovember is the bye month for the Skins.

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

All thanksgiving day games should be rivalries.

Washington Vs. Dallas
New England Vs. Indy
Ravens vs. Steelers

Posted by: GreatOne1 | November 20, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Sween, your fantasy receivers must be bad if you're taking a chance on Kelly at this point in the season. You should be gearing up for the playoff run, not wasting a roster spot on a rookie WR in a running offense!

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 20, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

So true, about Texans and collge f'ball - When you grew up with UM being the major collge program in your area, it's a real culture shock...I would also like to see Sherman do well, but maybe not this year.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 20, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Breaking -- er, Broken News
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn broke his right index finger in Monday night’s win over Buffalo but will try to play Sunday against the Houston Texans.
The team initially thought Quinn only bruised his hand after banging it on the helmet of a Bills player, but X-rays taken after practice Wednesday revealed a fracture on the tip of his finger. A specialist at the Cleveland Clinic cleared Quinn to play.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 20, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

All thanksgiving day games should be rivalries.

Washington Vs. Dallas
New England Vs. Indy
Ravens vs. Steelers

Posted by: GreatOne1 | November 20, 2008 11:42 AM

With our Thanksgiving record against those @ssclowns, I'd rather not ruin my appetite. Besides, I hate our guys having that short week leading into Thursday games. I'm glad we don't have that this year.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 20, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

It's my lucky day.....all this turkey talk got me hungry, so I go up to the cafe in my building and guess what......Thanksgiving menu! I got them to give me some turkey from the "dinner" lne and took it over to the deli for a nice big Turkey/mayo/lettuce sandwich. MMMMMmmmmmmm!!!!!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 20, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

*** fantasy post ***

brownwood, in my league, the FA ranks for WR have been picked clean, so every week is a search for the new #3 guy, esp. if there's a #1 or #2 hurt. Not this week, so I'm going for a guy who will be on a team that will be playing in the playoffs (WOOOOOOOO!)

*** end fantasy post ***

Cindy, thanks re: that info ... I figured out my upset of the week.

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

The only thing they need to do with Thanksgiving games is eliminate the "requirement" that Dallas and Detroit host home games and rotate that "honor" among all the teams. It's preposterous in this day and age that those two teams are guaranteed those nationally broadcast games every season.

Also, F Dallas and, to a lesser extent, F Detroit.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 20, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

... I hate our guys having that short week leading into Thursday games. ...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 20, 2008 11:50 AM

The best thing about Thursday night games is trying to ice the kicker twice. Um, wait, no, scratch that. The worst thing about Thursday night games is ...

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

A specialist at the Cleveland Clinic cleared Quinn to play.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 20, 2008 11:43 AM

The specialist was Dr. Stephen Lerner, son of Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 20, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Dlhaze, you can't eat a turkey sammich before Turkey Day! It can kill you.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 20, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

From the previous post:


I don't think a death date should be celebrated and/or be given this much media attention.

A Birthday would have been so much better to celebrate and have the media sworm the team with ST21 questions.

This just sucks.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 20, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Cindy on that one!

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 20, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

The best thing about Thursday night games is trying to ice the kicker twice. Um, wait, no, scratch that. The worst thing about Thursday night games is ...

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

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That was a cold, damp, overcast Sunday afternoon.

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 20, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I thought the Bills was the Thursday game and the Bears was the Sunday game ...

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

poolman, you are starting to bother me more than Cork normally does.

Posted by: Dead_Horse | November 20, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I think thanksgiving games should feature teams with winning/strong traditions.

Redskins
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Packers
Bears
Browns
Chiefs
Dolphins
Raiders
Colts
Eagles

*I would've listed the Lions but I'm so tired of seeing the Lions.

If the NFL were smart, which they are, these teams would be used in rotation for thanksgiving day games--every year. The viewing per household for games featuring these teams should be high given the following of these teams.


For some reason it seems that these teams belong on thanksgiving--even the Lions. Sort of.

Posted by: RedDMV | November 20, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

A specialist at the Cleveland Clinic cleared Quinn to play.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 20, 2008 11:43 AM

The specialist was Dr. Stephen Lerner, son of Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 20, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Why are we talking about a QB's finger? Isn't there a bum knee somewhere we could be fawning over?

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 20, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Scientific research reveals that it was a loss to the Bills on a Sunday afternoon and a win against the Bears on the Thursday night.

[I was at the Bears game ... memory a little hazy.]

The best thing about Thursday night games is needing to keep your beers in the cooler during the tailgate in order to keep them from freezing.

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Can we assume that Jason reed is now shooting his reports from the Washington Post's bathroom?

Posted by: TheCork | November 20, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Can't hear you guys. Getting sleepy.....so sleeepy.......

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 20, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

+++As Devo pointed out, turkey's just a week away. And if you can't wait that long, you can go to Popeye's and buy a fried Cajun turkey.

Posted by: talent_evaluator++++ |

TE--

if you're ever in LA, you HAVE to go to Roscoe's chicken "n" Waffles. Oops. I just drooled a little bit on my keyboard.

Posted by: TheCork | November 20, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I thought the Bills was the Thursday game and the Bears was the Sunday game ...

Posted by: dcsween | November 20, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse
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Nope, other way around. Bears super cold Thursday night game when Campbell went down and then the Bills game was Sunday afternoon - damp and it started to rain at the end, while watching the winning FG go through the uprights.

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 20, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

This may just be my own poor memory, however, when he does blitz...it seems like he is just short of getting there. I remember him last year blowing up the Jets QB...but that's it. (I think)

Blitzing is all fine and cool......IF you get there.

Posted by: cej75024

The Macintosh INT came on a Landry blitz. Romo had to release the ball almost immediately, Rogers anticipated this and drove on TO, drilled him popping the ball loose, and Mac was able to get under it. All sparked because of a Landry blitz.

Posted by: psps23 | November 20, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Funny stuff Sween, but I'm pretty sure the Great Gibbs Gaffe was the Bills game BEFORE the Thursday game against the Bears.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 20, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

However we can get Landry more involved in smacking the stuffing outta people, the better.

I don't care if it's on the blitz, hitting RBs or jarring the last week outta a slanting wideout.

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 20, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

The problem I have is that the league pays special attention to its nationally televised matchups -- it's careful when allocating those primo spots in the schedule, because it wants the highest interest and therefore the best ratings. Except for the Thanksgiving day games. For those two games, different criteria are applied. It's this inconsistency in scheduling logic that drives me nuts.

(This is not a big deal, but it's timely, and it's kind of related to football.)

That is all.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 20, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I think Thanksgiving games should always be a divisional game and NFC, other than that I don't worry about it. The only time I would put an AFC team in there is a Pat's game.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 20, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I think they run the Lions because, well, what else is there to do after Thanksgiving dinner but lie on the couch and stare at the TV? Lions? Rams? Raiders? Who cares?

For three hours you just stare at the TV and all those stupid commercials for e/d drugs. "Be ready when Donna wants you to respond!" Donna better not get near me while I've got a belly full of turkey, stuffing, wine, cranberry. Donna should be out in the kitchen like Alex's gf washing the dishes and preparing the fixin's for tomorrow's Turkey Benedict. Donna should be ready to respond when I'm ready for her to respond and not a minute before or a minute later.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 20, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

4th, I think it's a valid thing to note the anniversary of Sean's passing. It's the biggest event in the team's recent history, and it happened in the middle of the season, and it was the catalyst to that amazing playoff run. And it was just last year.

If you think the media is out of bounds here, I respect that opinion, but I would be surprised if they weren't bringing it up.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 20, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

I am SUCH a moron - I somehow managed to make my plane reservations for the Giants game for THIS weekend! AGH! We made the reservations in August - got a good deal by flying into BWI and now it will cost over $600 to change them to the right dates (the tickets were only $400 for both to begin with!) AGH! SO ANNOYED!

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 20, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

It was Dec. 2, against the Bills, with 8 seconds left. What a horrible five days: Two games and Taylor's funeral.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 20, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Suzanne - that's terrible! so sorry. Can't those reservation agents understand it's FOOTBALL!!

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 20, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Going to try to see what I can do - I'll be at the Giants game somehow! What kills me is that $300 is just the change fee - $150/ticket to throw at Continental for no reason.

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 20, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 20, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

About Landry...

This may just be my own poor memory, however, when he does blitz...it seems like he is just short of getting there. I remember him last year blowing up the Jets QB...but that's it. (I think)

Blitzing is all fine and cool......IF you get there.

Posted by: cej75024 | November 20, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

He blitzed last week on the mac interception. He casued it.

Posted by: Pleepleus | November 20, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

However we can get Landry more involved in smacking the stuffing outta people, the better.

I don't care if it's on the blitz, hitting RBs or jarring the last week outta a slanting wideout.

Posted by: DikShuttle

mmmmmmmmm....stuffing!

Posted by: tigerjag3330 | November 20, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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