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Interview Schedule for Wednesday, Thursday

Here's what the two Jasons know as we head to deadline tonight:
Washington Redskins assistant coach Gregg Williams met with management about the team's head coaching position for the fourth time yesterday, taking another step in a process that many NFL sources expect will end with him succeeding Joe Gibbs.
Although owner Daniel Snyder still is scheduled to interview candidates from outside the organization this week - including former Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim Mora - as part of the process to find Gibbs's successor, Williams, Washington's assistant head coach -- defense the last four seasons, remained the front-runner after his lengthy formal interview at Snyder's home Monday and another productive session with management Tuesday, NFL executives said. Williams has interacted well with Snyder and team executives in numerous meetings since Gibbs unexpectedly resigned as coach and team president on Jan. 8, league sources said, moving forward in a search that could be completed soon.
The Redskins, however, remain interested in speaking with Mora, the Seattle Seahawks' assistant head coach, and Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Ron Meeks. Mora is scheduled to interview Wednesday and Meeks plans to speak with Snyder on Thursday.
Indianapolis recently granted permission for the Redskins to meet with Meeks as well as Colts assistant head coach Jim Caldwell, who oversees Indianapolis's offense and quarterbacks. But Caldwell, who league sources said would be a top candidate to lead the Colts if Coach Tony Dungy retires, apparently is not currently involved with the Redskins.
The Redskins have yet to interview a minority candidate in accordance with the league's Rooney Rule, according to a source familiar with the search process. The rule stipulates that clubs must interview at least one minority candidate for head coaching vacancies. Caldwell, who has interviewed for several coaching openings this offseason, and Meeks would meet that stipulation.

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Comments

First? For the first time?

Posted by: PBL4 | January 15, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Since the Redskins haven't officially announced any of the candidates they've interviewed, the mystery man is either someone SO left field that no one has asked him (or his agent) if he's been interviewed, or he's denied it when asked which makes him a liar, liar pants of fire.

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 09:43 PM


Soo.......Talent Evaluator, were you interviewed for the vacant Head Coaching position at the Washington Redskins?

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm so damned proud.

Posted by: PBL4 | January 15, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

That sound you just heard, PBL4, was that of the world becoming your oyster.

Enjoy it.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 15, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Soo.......Talent Evaluator, were you interviewed for the vacant Head Coaching position at the Washington Redskins?

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 09:48 PM

Absolutely not! But, if I had been, I'd have to deny it anyway, wouldn't I?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 15, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Soo.......Talent Evaluator, were you interviewed for the vacant Head Coaching position at the Washington Redskins?

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 09:48 PM

Absolutely not! But, if I had been, I'd have to deny it anyway, wouldn't I?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 15, 2008 09:55 PM

The only place we NEED a talent_evaluator is at GM.

Posted by: PBL4 | January 15, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

TheCindy - Mora's Interview is old news. I reported that about 12 hours ago :-)

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I simply cannot understand the excitement over being "first" - makes no sense.

Posted by: Lisa_R | January 15, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

"...remained the front-runner after his lengthy formal interview at Snyder's home Monday and another productive session with management Tuesday..."

Who, besides Snyder and Vinny, make up Redskins management? That guy from FedEx still around..

Posted by: david | January 15, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I say that rather than saying first everyone should say "I am not getting any"

Posted by: alex35332 | January 15, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Lisa_R--Have you ever been first? It makes you feel like King of the World, for a few seconds.

david--That was exactly what I was wondering, except I didn't include Vinny in management. Management is Snyder. Vinny is his Odd Job, his lickspittle.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 15, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

I say that rather than saying first everyone should say "I am not getting any"

Posted by: alex35332 | January 15, 2008 10:08 PM

Alex, Thanks for the suggestion. I'll use it next time I beat all these other losers and am enjoying my 1.5 nanoseconds of fame.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 15, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

"...remained the front-runner after his lengthy formal interview at Snyder's home Monday and another productive session with management Tuesday..."

Who, besides Snyder and Vinny, make up Redskins management? That guy from FedEx still around..

Posted by: david | January 15, 2008 10:05 PM

Aye!! Therein lies the rub. A "head coaching interview" basically means "go be the Danny's friend for a day at Six Flags".

Posted by: PBL4 | January 15, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

The FedEx guy is still a partial owner. He was on Fox Sunday News a couple of weeks ago......

From my sources close to the situation, he does not have much influence on the football business side of things.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, I must admit I have done it once myself, but only once.

It is like when you were a kid and going into your friends house, you each would say first, second or third... announcing your position of importance going into the house.... oh wait, you didnt do that.... and neither did the rest of you???... okay, i think i will shut up now

Posted by: Zebraskins | January 15, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and I think I will change the handle. I dont throw many flags anymore.

I will announce it soon. Maybe we could make it a game. A new name will appear as a handle and your job is to figure out if it is I.

I will give the winner a prize of some sort. It may be tomorrow, or next week, stay tuned.....

Posted by: Zebraskins | January 15, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Just because no penalties were called doesn't mean you didn't need the officiating crew out there, Zeebs!

Don't hang up your stripes, brother!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I have been first and it did not excite me at all.....

Posted by: Lisa_R | January 15, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Going first and not saying "first" is the trick. Shows some reeeeeeal class.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Not to rain on PBL's parade! Just that "first" is a whole way of life on the Internets now. A whole new art form.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Zeb- I've always thought the less flags the better the game!!

You have to keep the name, it keeps people in line, knowing they may have a flag thrown at them, Orlando Brown style!!

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Just to answer that question, Pepper Rodgers retired from whatever it was that he did with the Skins (lickspittle emeritus?) in 2004.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

I just had dinner at Johnny Rockets. I feel like I've scored a touchdown or something.

BTW, I think I just blew my booze money for the month on a new Mac.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Actually (to recap),

We use to always do 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (4th!), 100th, etc back in the offseason. I was one of the major culprits.

Then all of a sudden it stopped when the season kicked off.

But, after Taylor died, it slowly popped back up, and now it is once again in full effect......

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Source: Snyder In Talks To Buy 3 CC AMers - 1/15 - Regarding DCRTV's "wild rumor" yesterday that Clear Channel may be selling some or all of its DC radio stations, including SportsTalk 980 to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, we hear from another source who can "confirm" that CC "is in talks - and nearing a deal - to sell all three AM stations to Snyder." Including talkers WTNT and WWRC. Snyder already owns three weakish area stations, which broadcast his Triple X sports talker. Also, we hear that the general sales manager of all three CC AMers was "re-assigned" as the local sales manager for CC's DC101. More soon.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

PDiddy - You're joking right? A full month?? Better be a bloody good computer!

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Going first and not saying "first" is the trick. Shows some reeeeeeal class.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:36 PM

Not to rain on PBL's parade! Just that "first" is a whole way of life on the Internets now. A whole new art form.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:37 PM

Dammit. I just HAD to be the classless guy who says "First", apparently.

Well, hey, I hope that when it was YOUR first time, Nate, it was very special too. You probably won't ever forget it. It was MY first time, and it was special.

Posted by: PBL4 | January 15, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

I missed the HOF thread that y'all blew right past, so here is my two cents, for what it's worth (less than two cents, prolly)...

Green definitely gets in. There can be no question about this.

AND

Gibbs' retirement will cause everyone to reflect on his body of work, and how magnificent his first run was, which is GOOD for the other two Skin candidates.

BUT

Having three candidates on the ballot is not good. I thought Monk's candidacy would somehow benefit from D.Green's election and we would get them both in.

Much as I would love to be wrong, I cannot see all three of them getting in in one year. To put a finer point on it, I am afraid of "vote splitting" between Grimm and Monk. I'm afraid we get ONLY Green this year, instead of Green plus Monk.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

This team will go absolutely NO WHERE with G. Williams as head coach. I don't understand how anybody could believe any thing else. Continuity? How can there be continuity after he wipes out the whole offensive side of the house. I don't get you guys.

Posted by: wagman1 | January 15, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Indeed, kost. The MacBook Air. You can never be too thin. When I held it in my arms today, I was convinced this is what it was like to hold your newborn infant. Or at least Baby Jesus. Or something like that.

You should have seen the line to get into El Jobso's keynote. I half expected some dude to show up in a Darth Vader costume.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

No no no, PBL, I'm sorry, I sounded like a real douchebag up there, dude.

I definitely conducted myself like a chooch when I got my first first. It's up there in the archives somewhere, I am certain.

What I'm saying is, now that you got your first first out of the way, you will probably see that a whole new world has opened up, a world of possibilities. "Okay, okay, I can DO this... and now I can do it differently than anyone has ever done before!"

So that each first is a first first! Style, baby, that's what I'm jibba jabbering about right here! Style, baby!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

I hope Snyder does buy 980...he would fire Czaban in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Lisa_R | January 15, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

He wouldn't just fire Czabe, Lisa, he would utterly humiliate the guy. Something truly awful.

I pity the fool.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

wagman1,

What makes you think Williams will get rid of the offensive coaches???

Posted by: Lisa_R | January 15, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Diddy, what did you buy? Did you get the MacBook Air?

Posted by: freakzilla | January 15, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Full disclosure now: under the influence of this delicious Pyramid Snow Cap, a freakzilla recommendation.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Yup. But I went with the hard drive option. I think I want to wait a little bit longer before going with the Flash Drive thing.

I'm with wagman. I think this notion of "continuity" in the NFL is ludicrous. Only a handful of players are safe at any costs. If GG is the head coach, I expect him to lay down the law on the offensive side of the ball. The offense has woefully underperformed for several seasons now.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Oops, never mind, Diddy. I missed your post.
Which one did you get? The expensive one, or the more expensive one?


Glad you like the Snow Cap, Nate.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 15, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Diddy, for that kind of sacrifice I wouldn't care how thin it was, I'd be hoping it looked like this-

http://blizzmax.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/kum5hymzdskx.jpg

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

No no no, PBL, I'm sorry, I sounded like a real douchebag up there, dude.

I definitely conducted myself like a chooch when I got my first first. It's up there in the archives somewhere, I am certain.

What I'm saying is, now that you got your first first out of the way, you will probably see that a whole new world has opened up, a world of possibilities. "Okay, okay, I can DO this... and now I can do it differently than anyone has ever done before!"

So that each first is a first first! Style, baby, that's what I'm jibba jabbering about right here! Style, baby!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 10:48 PM

I know. I'm jus' playin'. :-P

Posted by: PBL4 | January 15, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Those Chili Cheese Fries at Johnny Rockets sure are tempting. I think I want another one...

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Laura Dernit! Now I posted while you were posting.

I suck.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 15, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

I never realized the Rooney rule applied to idiots; no other reason they'd interview Mora ....

Posted by: Soups1 | January 15, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Williams will blow up the offensive side of the team. In fact, this could be one thing Snyder & Co are telling the candidates they cannot touch (well, some of the old timers will go).

Not to mention, any new coach other than Williams will blow up BOTH sides...offense AND defense and we start over totally from scratch.

Posted by: Lisa_R | January 15, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

God, I'm glad you're back up here, kost.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

"Local sports radio appears to have been in a holding pattern ever since Redskins owner Daniel Snyder bought three local stations in late 2005 and decided to take on longtime sports station WTEM (980 AM).

WTEM finished a tepid No. 18 among all stations in the fall ratings, with just a 1.1 percent share of the overall audience. And Snyder's stations -- known as Triple X ESPN Radio -- didn't even show up in the ratings.
"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/14/AR2008011402692.html

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what continuity is, but whatever shot we have at that particular winged unicorn is embodied by Grilliams and His Amazing Flapjacks.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

What these radio people need to realize is that DC just really isn't that into sports.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Nate, what are you talking about? DC people are into sports.

Posted by: Lisa_R | January 15, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

What's so special of this Air Jordan Mac Book ( http://www.apple.com/macbookair/#ad )?

And why the HECK is the more expensive one twice as much as the expensive one??

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Yup. But I went with the hard drive option. I think I want to wait a little bit longer before going with the Flash Drive thing.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 10:56 PM

I got the e-mail from Apple about the Air today (presumably) after it was announced, and I had the same thought re: hard drive when I was looking at the specs for the two.

$1,300 extra for 0.2 GHz more CPU speed and a flash drive (16 GB smaller, at that) is pretty steep. I guess that's the price of being on the bleeding edge.

So, did they actually have them for sale, or did you pre-order? I'm guessing they only let you look at a demo.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 15, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

I believe Nate was using an ancient technique known as "humor".

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

I guess this has turned into a technology blog....

Posted by: Lisa_R | January 15, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

4th -- 64GB of flash RAM instead of a power-hungry spinning hard disk. It's right on the line between cutting edge and bleeding edge.

Posted by: daggar | January 15, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Lisa -- you wanna go back to reopen the whole Rooney Rule discussion?

Posted by: daggar | January 15, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

I can't say it enough, I love me some Cindy Boren!

I can't believe how many "know it alls" show up to give their expert opinion. I'm glad this saga will end soon so we can get on to more pressing dramas such as Al Saunders, Jason Campbell and maps such as.

The Dorf Abides better than ever!

Posted by: Dorf | January 15, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

It's good to be back Nate!


Is Flash Drive the sequel or prequel to Flash Gordon?

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Or maybe somebody else is willing to list the 36 guys they think "have to go" for us to be competitive next year.

Oh, the humanity.

Posted by: daggar | January 15, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

The more expensive one has a Flash Drive (no moving parts). This is IMPORTANT for two reasons: 1) no moving parts means less points of failure which means there's a significantly lower likelihood of your hard drive biting the big one, and 2) no moving parts means muuuuuch faster.

BUT, at only 64G, that's nowhere big enough to justify the cost or speed increase. People who need really fast hard drives are either gamers (not really enough good Mac games) or media types. 64G isn't close to big enough for media people.

Basically, the Flash Drive option is a bleeding edge thing. Everyone knows Flash memory will dive in price over time (particularly now that they're shipping in larger quantities). Eventually, the hard drive will be a thing of the past.

I'm getting the MacBook Air because I'm an Apple fanatic, it's the perfect coffee shop accessory, and I actually do need a tiny laptop for when I travel.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Not really, Daggar, but at least that discussion did have something to do with football.

Posted by: Lisa_R | January 15, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

4th -- 64GB of flash RAM instead of a power-hungry spinning hard disk. It's right on the line between cutting edge and bleeding edge.

Posted by: daggar | January 15, 2008 11:12 PM

(In Moe's voice) -Whaaaat?

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

There can be no other Flash Gordon. With Freddie Mercury gone, no one can conceivably sing an appropriate anthem.

Flash! Aaaaahaaaaa!

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Ooooh, forgot about power consumption! I wonder if the Flash Drive will get you more battery life... Damn, I should have asked at the booth today.

Lisa, the same advice we give to all the newbies still applies...you don't like a discussion, just skip right on over it. I couldn't care less about the Wizards, but you don't see me complaining when you bring it up.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

So my BRAND NEW VAIO is worth SJK??

Is 'Bleeding Edge Technology' the new gimic word??

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

he saved everyone of us!

Posted by: clawrence | January 15, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

All right, Lisa, give us a football topic then. I'll play.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

losable type has ben on a rampage lately....eatin my posts like the fat guys in Louisianna who got banned from the chinese buffet...

jealous of diddy, i work in an edu tech dept of a science center and my bosses rushed into my office at like 1 pm beside themselves..

gotta say looking forward to digital itunes movie rentals...and the airport time capsule looks boss!

Posted by: clawrence | January 15, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Williams interviews for a fourth time? ....and one of them was scheduled for 12 houts (sic)???

Holy moly, did flapjacks ever talk to Snyder while he was working for him over the past 4 years?

Seems to me Snyder might be getting manboobs inputs on some of the other candidates... possible assistants?

Or maybe they're just shooting the non-footbal bull, man-bonding under the guise of interviews???

Posted by: Alan4 | January 15, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Savior of the Universe!

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

clawrence equals cHrIs LArry

Posted by: clawrence | January 15, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

You can tell the invisible hand of CynCity was involved in that piece... an attempt by Jasno to spell 'stipulation' would result in paroxysm.

Although, using that word twice in consecutive sentences does violate some inner sense of balance...

Posted by: daggar | January 15, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

They might have even eaten some Chili Cheese Fries together!

I think I need to go back to Johnny Rockets post-haste. I can't think of anything but eating more Chili Cheese Fries! Damn you Dan Snyder!

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Or how about I'll lead with a reiteration that I just don't cotton to this Mora Jr fellow. I don't care for him. Don't like the cut of his jib. Don't like his lineage. Don't see him as a rising star. Don't like the idea of hiring a castoff from the motherflippin' Falcons. Just do not like this dude.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Football Topic:

Why the SJK would Pierce stop by Redskin Park, when they are in the Championship game this weekend. I'll post my theory in a minute.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

f mora jr

f retreads (i guess save flapjacks)

f football talk unless there is actual newz

football talk brings things like "cut kendall, bring back darnirren mccants"

chRiS LaRRY

Posted by: clawrence | January 15, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

It's on the way from NY to GB, 4th. Duh!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Geez, Nate, did he rear-end you on I-22?

Posted by: daggar | January 15, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Ooh.... you're going to have to report back as to how well that flash drive works. I've had my eye on those, but they're still much too expensive for my tastes.

Still, as someone who has had a hard drive fail, it's a welcome technological advance.

Posted by: PBL4 | January 15, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Good grrief , I have nothing to say abouit football as usual, and it's hard to type with one hand (holding baby with other hand). But by golly I'm going to keep going.

Need beer.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 15, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

"...Former defensive end Renaldo Wynn dropped by today as well. He's a free agent hoping to re-sign with New Orleans, where he truly enjoyed playing this year. Says the fans there were unbelievable; several hundred met the team at the airport - after a loss had dropped them to 0-4.
"

From scout.com....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

snore, chortle, yawn

Posted by: clawrence | January 15, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Geez, Nate, did he rear-end you on I-22?

Posted by: daggar | January 15, 2008 11:28 PM

Whoa.... Nate's been working on his receiving game in the backfield? With Jim Mora, no less?

Posted by: PBL4 | January 15, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Question:

Is the New Rambo feature a new Rambo or the old Rambo? The snippets they show of Rambo are very quick and I can't quite tell if it is old Rambo......

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 15, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Everyone I've ever known who's been called for a second interview got hired.

I know NFL coaching is different, but what does it mean when you get called for a fourth interview? ....especially when you already work for the guy?

Posted by: Alan4 | January 15, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

OK, maybe he won't redo the offense, but that's certainly not the feeling I get reading some of these posts and what's been hinted in some of the columns written in the Post. From those articles, one gets the feeling the two just coexisted under Gibbs. If Williams is HC, that kind of relationship won't work. It was also suggested that "Danny" had become unhappy since Saunders was given play calling responsibility. I really expect Saunders will be gone, if those articles are accurate - but we really don't know do we? At any rate, I don't think there will be the continuity that everyone's talking about. As far as blowing the whole thing up this year if some one new were to be hired, the way I see it, hiring Williams is putting off "cleaning house" for a year or two until Danny gets sick of him. I'm sorry, I guess his record as HC in Buffalo really soured me on him. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think its gonna work out. So, we postpone the rebuild, lose another one or two years in purgatory, and we all are getting older(not to mention the 'Skins).

Posted by: wagman1 | January 15, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

There's a young Rambo? Isn't Sly Stallone still the star?

Posted by: Alan4 | January 15, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Nate - I think the only explaination is that Grilliams will get the job, but it can't be announced until the Rooney Rulle obligations have been fulfilled, and while doing that, instead of interviewing for the HC spot, why not check out potential candidates for the Defensive co-ordinator position, which may be vacant with the rumours of Blatche hanging them up. That would explain why all the people being interviewed are defensive minded. So I see it as Mora potentially being our DC, not our HC.

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

that's certainly not the feeling I get reading some of these posts and what's been hinted in some of the columns written in the Post
Posted by: wagman1 | January 15, 2008 11:39 PM

my Ouija board is also indicating that something "dark" is going to happen.
And I got a fortune cookie that claims I will inherit great wealth.
I can't find my magic eight ball, though, which would be a great tie-breaker.

Posted by: daggar | January 15, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Building on what 4th posted, I would love it if Renaldo Wynn could somehow make it back to the Skins. The Saints are lucky to have him, if for nothing else because of the high caliber of person that he is.

I've mentioned this before, and I know that RI SOP is not to dabble too much in ES goings on, but when he left for Nawlins he actually started a thread to say thank you to the fans in DC:

http://www.extremeskins.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214048


That there's a classy dude.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 15, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

i just tossed the i-ching and it says relax little hamsters, u need to chill, all answers come in time.

oh and that macs rule, viajos drule

Posted by: chrislarry | January 15, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

The new Rambo movie is, indeed, a new Rambo movie.

Say what you will about ol' Sly, but he is a FANTASTIC screenwriter. His work is well and truly outstanding. Not Aaron Sorkin or Charlie Kauffman outstanding by a long shot, but certainly better than 90% of the dreck out of Hollywood.

(BTW, I think Affleck is a fantastic screenwriter as well...)

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

...I'm sorry, I guess his record as HC in Buffalo really soured me on him...

Posted by: wagman1 | January 15, 2008 11:39 PM

But look at all the love for Norval Turner, despite earning just 1 playoff appearance in his first 9 seasons! He's taking a team that was 14-2 last year to the AFC championship now, and he's a genius again!

Williams was 17-31 as head coach in his 3 seasons with the Bills (.354 winning percentage), but maybe he's learned something under a HOF coach.

Norv Turner was 18-30 in his first 3 seasons... 58-82-1 over 9 long seasons (.411 winning percentage) before he became a genious again.

Make of this what you will.

Posted by: Alan4 | January 15, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

I can't find my magic eight ball, though, which would be a great tie-breaker.

Posted by: daggar | January 15, 2008 11:50 PM

Hope this helps, daggar:

http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~ssanty/cgi-bin/eightball.cgi

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

magic eight ball says "definitely" Flapjacks!

thanks PBL

Posted by: daggar | January 16, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Uh oh... I just asked the 8 ball if the Redskins will make the playoffs next year, and it came up with "No way!"

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

I asked the same question and it said Absolutely!.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 16, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

I asked the same question and it said Absolutely!.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 16, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Williams was 17-31 as head coach in his 3 seasons with the Bills (.354 winning percentage), but maybe he's learned something under a HOF coach.

Posted by: Alan4 | January 15, 2008 11:56 PM

Point well taken, Alan4, I hope your're right.

Posted by: wagman1 | January 16, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

First of all WHO CARES WHAT Pierce has to say when it comes to the Skins...he left to a rival for more money so Screw him....Secondly...of course all the coaches and players endorse Williams...THEIR JOBS ARE ON THE LINE AND THEY DON"T WANT SOMEONE FROM OUTSIDE TO COME IN AND BRING AND AD HIS OWN GUYS! GET REAL!

Posted by: leevi98 | January 16, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Of the 4 coaches remaining, 3 are retreads who were fire previously in other head coaching tenures.

1. Belicheat (Browns)
2. Coughlin (Jags)
3. Norval (Skins & Raiders)

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 16, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

I' m good with going with the 8 ball as long as we don't go back to the 8 car!

Posted by: carocanesfan | January 16, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

I asked the same question and it said Absolutely!.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 16, 2008 12:12 AM

Hmmm... think I'll accept YOUR answer....

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 16, 2008 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Jackson: Redskins, Rams want me

Falcons offensive coordinator Hue Jackson told associates in Atlanta that he's been offered a chance to call plays in both St. Louis and Washington.

Jackson says he won't return to Cincinnati unless he's named offensive coordinator, which is very unlikely. The Rams have a vacancy at the position after firing Greg Olson. The Redskins have Al Saunders in place as a play caller, but he may be dismissed if Gregg Williams becomes head coach. Jan. 15 - 11:25 pm et
Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=NFL&id=351&line=111542&spln=1

Posted by: JustMe | January 16, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

My 0.02 worth....

Look at the candidates who are being interviewed. NONE of them (double G included) are coaching candidates who would have the clout to be able to stand up against the Danny. Anyone else notice that?

It worries me a great deal! I'd be much more comfortable with a proven coach who could tell the Danny NO when needed. I'm not a Danny basher (i think he gets a bum rap for some things but...)

Posted by: carocanesfan | January 16, 2008 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Loose lips sink ships, Hue!!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Exactly my thought, Nate.

Posted by: JustMe | January 16, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Who knew Barno was so omnipresent?

http://www.breitbart.tv/html/30154.html

Posted by: barno | January 16, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

carocanes, that's why I was intrigued when someone suggested Dick Cheney; at least we know HE can "manage upwards," even with a really high profile dude ostensibly above him on the depth chart.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Williams was 17-31 as head coach in his 3 seasons with the Bills (.354 winning percentage), but maybe he's learned something under a HOF coach.

Posted by: Alan4 | January 15, 2008 11:56 PM

We must also remember that not only does the Buffalo organization suck balls, (like... big donkey balls. JP Losman?? BLECH!!) so he didn't have a whole lot to work with to begin with, but part of the reason he didn't work out as coach of the Bills is because he lost the locker room. He won't have that issue here; he's got a locker room that already loves and respects the guy, (both sides of the ball do, apparently) and is used to experiencing a little bit of success. They've already had success under his coaching and under his watch, the defense has been the better half of the team for 3 out of the last 4 years.

Additionally, I think Gregg's shown this year that he can check his ego when things aren't working out. He completely retooled his defensive scheme during the offseason, stripping it from the top down, and developed the new one deep system around SeanTay, and they jumped from 31st to 8th, and likely would have been much, much higher sans the injuries to Rocky, Carlos, (who were both beginning to play like elite players) and the injury and passing of Sean.

I'm thinking that Grilliams might make a head coach in the mold of a Bill Parcells type -- fiery, arrogant, defensive-minded, but when he's got "his" guys in there, he'll get results and they'll play their guts out for him; lots of tough love that gives way over time to grudging mutual respect.

I hope so, anyway. Although instead of Big Tuna, we can call him Big Boobs.

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Tell me guys ...Am I the only one seeing that it's obvious that the coaches and players want Greg Williams because they know their jobs are safer that way than bringing in someone from outside...yeah I know continuity Blah blah blah...I don't buy that...I think it's more about players & caoches holding on to their jobs.

Posted by: leevi98 | January 16, 2008 12:42 AM | Report abuse

A Co Workers friend posted this on You Tube (Talkin Trash while TO is crying)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR0rkbfS4cU

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 16, 2008 12:45 AM | Report abuse

Tell me guys ...Am I the only one seeing that it's obvious that the coaches and players want Greg Williams because they know their jobs are safer that way than bringing in someone from outside...yeah I know continuity Blah blah blah...I don't buy that...I think it's more about players & caoches holding on to their jobs.

Posted by: leevi98 | January 16, 2008 12:42 AM

Well, of COURSE it's quite possible that that's all there is, but players on both sides of the ball have been singing Grilliams' praises for years. It's not like they've all suddenly jumped on the GG bandwagon.

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 12:47 AM | Report abuse

leevi - I'm too tired to get into this, but Stuff changed after Taylor was killed. They became closer, more than just a team. A supposed family. That's what Gibbs has been stressing.

Bringing someone in from the outside, they wouldn't know what the players, staff, and the rest of the organization is going through.

If they bring in someone from outside the organization, then Snyder is on the same level as Scrooge and Cruelly Deville....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 16, 2008 12:51 AM | Report abuse

And leevi98, on top of what PBL4 and 4th said, most of the players wouldn't be going elsewhere if an outsider coach were brought in, for contractual and cap reasons.

No one who wasn't in the locker room this year knows what these guys went through, and it's obvious that they all want to build on their collective experience. I don't care who he is, no outsider head coach can come in and be a legitimate leader if the goal is to build on the bonds forged this season.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 1:02 AM | Report abuse

Furthermore, I smell oats.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 1:03 AM | Report abuse

ArtMonkto...a List:

1) 'Playoffs?' jokes regarding the name 'Mora' are more played than Whoomp There It Is. We're better than that up here.

2) The HOF situation for my namesake and favorite player of all time does not inspre confidence. I think Green/Thomas are locks as 1st timers. I think you'll see the dumb idiots vote for Reed and someone dumb like Ray Guy. Then silly reasons like: 'you can't vote 2 receivers in on the same class' will come out and I will want to throw up. I was a child. I learned that the most important thing in sports was that your teammates could count on you, no matter what. If you needed 7 yards, Art Monk never got 6. That man got 8. It makes me well up with tears to think about. He handed me a crummy rubber redskins football at a Ford dealership that I will never lose possession of. I am just sharing.

3) Kost, I have to say, I will still call my boy L2 by that name...but 'Dirty 30' is just nasty. Was that you? Tightness.

4) Sween: you are like the guy that gets picked 3rd for pick up sports. The swing player. The guy who's team always wins and the kid who knows better ends up with you and beats the other kid who he's rivals with who didn't know about 2nd round tightness.

5) The fact that Mora is in the building is a 'People's Elbow' to any Skins fan. I will walk around on Wednesday with my head down in embarrassment. 'No...yeah...we're the team that gave that terrible re-tread failure a chance at a head job...no I know that dog-fighting happened under his watch...no I know that he is a blow-hard idiot...listen stranger, you leave me alone!'

6) I have no interest in Jim Caldwell either. This is the 'association' theory of coaching. The Colts O is great. Let's go get that coach. Umm bruh? They have Manning 3 all pro receivers, top 8 RB and the 2nd best O-line in the game. I'll go get you 30 points a game with that group. 'what's that peyton? You called 5 plays in the huddle and will go with the best 1 at the line? Great. I'll stand here with my headset on.' This guy will give us a Lovie Smith scenario; where a coach looks puzzled on the sidelines. Why are you so puzzled? oh, it's because you are over-matched. Gotcha.

7) Where is a football expert during this search process? Do you all realize we have, right now, the equivalent of the Governor and I debating in his living room about who we should hire? If it were up to us, the Wizards would have 7 athletic small forwards and our best wide receiver would be Mike 'Buffet' Williams. Yo soy pollo pequeno and the SKY IS FALLING! Cannot believe we are not more afraid of this.

UGH.

ArtMonkToTheSticks

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | January 16, 2008 1:04 AM | Report abuse

Well here is some good news for Redskins Nation ...The cowboys in my opinion are heading for a flat fall after this one year fluke...Two of their major coaches who are really running things in my opinion will most likeley be leaving. Wade Phillips gonna try and ride the team that bill built after his two top assitants go? LOL NICE!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3197523

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3198212

Posted by: leevi98 | January 16, 2008 1:08 AM | Report abuse

Surprise headline on Friday:

Snyder Hires New Skins Coach: Steve Jobs

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 16, 2008 1:40 AM | Report abuse

If the 'Skins hire El Jobso, we can kiss that offensive team name goodbye!

He'll call them The Washington TurnOvers, and use a fancy chiasmus to describe them. Something like, "that offense is Impossibly Beautiful and Beautifully Possible."

Oh, and they'll all wear black, and JC will be required to grow a goatee.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 16, 2008 1:48 AM | Report abuse

I don't think there's any doubt that the Cowboys are headed for a fall from grace. I predict they won't win a playoff game next year either. I also predict that they'll still claim to be the best team in the league.

Existential question: where does one go further down from "Consummate Choker"?

Posted by: PDiddy | January 16, 2008 1:58 AM | Report abuse

AMTTS
Might be a good shot for Monk. I think Carter may not get in on 1st ballot because he came up very small in the postseason (4 wins, 10 losses including 4 losses at home) and his stats are inflated by the pass happy offenses in Minnesota (his 122 catch seasons came with avg 650 pass attempts by the QB, per season!!). Monk's postseason #s and rings blow Carter away. I think Reed gets in after Monk though he is similar to Monk. And the voters probably want to get at least 1 WR in now, since next year is Tim Brown and then Rice after that. A real logjam if they don't get someone in.

For some reason, Monk has some real enemies in the voters. Not sure why he has attracted such negatives. The arguments against Monk are weak. But it seems some heels are dug in.

Peter King has flipped and maybe he brings a few more along. Can't hurt that Gibbs was in the spotlight a bunch this year and the Redskins are viewed better than anytime in the Danny era.

Also, no QBs and no RBs on the ballot. The first cut goes from 17 to 11.

Monk, Grimm and Green may all get to the group of 11. After that, it gets tricky.

Here's hoping. Emmitt Thomas has Skins connections and I'm pretty sure he'll get in. Most senior guys do. But I have no idea on the other senior candidate.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 16, 2008 2:27 AM | Report abuse

"Former Coach and Consummate Choker" . . .

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | January 16, 2008 3:12 AM | Report abuse

Who wanted to draft a Offensive Tackle this year? Here's a good one who is expected to go in the 5th or 6th round.

http://www.newsadvance.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=LNA%2FMGArticle%2FLNA_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173353846154&path=!sports

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | January 16, 2008 6:58 AM | Report abuse

Here's a CB for you in the draft: Charles Godfrey, Iowa, 6'01, 208; 4.38 speed. Expected to go in the 3rd or 4th round.

2007 Second Team All-Big Ten: Senior cornerback Charles Godfrey had 65 tackles and led the Hawkeyes with five interceptions and nine pass break-ups. Godfrey, a 6-1, 208-pounder from Baytown, TX made the coaches team. - Hawkeye Sports

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | January 16, 2008 7:08 AM | Report abuse

Maybe the double G has changed. I don't know. Sounds like probably.

BUT......

He HAS let his ego get in the way. The whole thing about how ANYONE can fill a position on HIS defense. Think Lavar (granted not the player he used to be but 3 years ago when we were getting no big plays or TO's, he refused to put Lavar in). When he finally played Lavar, TO's started. Same thing last year with Rocky Mac. Why did he sit the pine last year almost the entire year?

NONE of the candidates that have interviewed excite me in the least. I am not sure that double G is the right move.

And I repeat that I think that the Danny is only interviewing candidates he feels he can control/dominate. I think, especially in the absence of a GM, that we need a Marty type...

Posted by: carocanesfan | January 16, 2008 7:10 AM | Report abuse

Need a big wide receiver prospect for a low price in the draft? Try Marcus Henry of Kansas, 6'03, 205, possession receiver who will be lucky to be drafted in the 7th round, if at all.

01/15/08 - East-West Shrine Monday Practice: His lack of speed and suddenness was obvious today, but so was the way he can make tough catches with exceptional hands. Those mitts can get from his hips to the high ball and back much quicker than you'd think. His height also proved useful against the smaller corners out there.

01/03/08 - WR Marcus Henry (994) needs just six yards to become the third KU player in history with 1,000 receiving yards in a season (Bob Johnson, 1,144 in 1983 and Richard Estell, 1,109 in 1985). Henry (52) needs just one reception to tie for fifth on the KU season receptions list (Issac Byrd had 53 in 1996 and teammate Dexton Fields is currently fourth with 56 this season). Henry (1,579) needs 57 yards to tie for sixth on the KU career receiving yardage list (Brandon Rideau had 1,636). Henry (5) needs one more 100 receiving yardage game for sole possession of the most 100-yard receiving games in a season in KU history (currently tied with Bob Johnson, 1983). - Kansas Football

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | January 16, 2008 7:14 AM | Report abuse

Is Flash Drive the sequel or prequel to Flash Gordon?

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 11:16 PM

The Flash Drive is his car!

Posted by: cmecyclist | January 16, 2008 7:25 AM | Report abuse

I hope you all read this story and get as upset as I did.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/15/AR2008011503356.html

Posted by: jm220 | January 16, 2008 7:29 AM | Report abuse

JM220 - What they did to that child was completely UnAmerican. They are messing with her future college opportunities.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 16, 2008 7:43 AM | Report abuse

4th I couldn't believe it as I read the story.

Posted by: jm220 | January 16, 2008 7:48 AM | Report abuse

You have to let the kid race.

It sure makes the meet officials look incredibly petty, like they were rooting around in their rule book for a reason she couldn't race, instead of doing what they could to ensure she could race. For shame. But there will be no shame on their part -- it's the rule book, not us! -- and no recourse for this young lady. Boo!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 8:11 AM | Report abuse

4th, jm, nate,

It is outrageous, but calm yourselves: Don't make a mountain out of a molehill. Some puffed-up race official made a stupid error in judgement. It may have been malicious, or it may have been naive.

But, it will get sorted out. The guy will get a reprimand if he was malicious and an education if he was naive. She'll have ample opportunities to compete -- she's already had ample opportunities. It isn't going to diminish her college opportunities; it isn't unamerican; and the girl does have recourse. This newspaper article was only the first step in her recourse.

It was wrong, but it was a mistake and it will be rectified.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 8:36 AM | Report abuse

I'm with wagman. I think this notion of "continuity" in the NFL is ludicrous. Only a handful of players are safe at any costs. If GG is the head coach, I expect him to lay down the law on the offensive side of the ball. The offense has woefully underperformed for several seasons now.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 15, 2008 10:56 PM

Haven't I see this somewhere before? Oh yea, that's right, in 2005. Joe Gibbs finally gets some semblance of his old offense coming back after taking a year-and-a-half to remember how to work it, we have franchise records set at running back and wide receiver, we finish the season on a phenomenal winning streak where we utterly dominate teams on both sides of the ball, we make the playoffs, and the only reason our offense failed at the end is because our noodle quarterback was dropped in boiling water and went limp. Then, for some inexplicable reason, we decide to overhaul the offense.
Now, after overhauling this offense and spending all that time and money bringing in Saunder's playbook, it takes a year and-a-half for the offense to finally come to fruition, we have a young quarterback with a strong arm who took a while to develop (and will only get better over the offseason), we end the season on a phenomenal winning streak where we utterly dominate teams on both sides of the ball, we make the playoffs, and the only reason our offense failed at the end was because our severely depleted o-line finally fell through the thin ice it was hanging on to for the entire season.

Continuity is what keeps teams like the patriots and colts consistent contenders year after year. Our offense was light years better this past year than it was the year before, especially late in the season. There's no reason to believe that it won't continue to improve next year with more time for our QB to study its intricate details, and adding our healthy starters back to the line. Saunders shouldn't be going anywhere.

Posted by: pspe23 | January 16, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse

I never realized the Rooney rule applied to idiots; no other reason they'd interview Mora ....

Posted by: Soups1 | January 15, 2008 10:58 PM


POTN award winner!!

I guess I will keep the name. Maybe the reverse should happen, maybe I should start throwing more flags?

Posted by: Zebraskins | January 16, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Zeebs,

I miss the flags. You were very artful in using them, and they were nearly always a surprise. Get them back out of your pocket, or out of your back pocket. And, you could consider using red flags when you want to reverse one of your calls.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Does Mora Jr. have a background in coaching defense? Was he ever a defensive coach on a team? At this point in time, with G-Williams having his 4th interview, its pretty clear he's going to get the job.

I guess my question are regarding the OC, and the DC positions. I'd like to see Al retained for continuity purposes. I think Williams will give him the opportunity to become a more aggressive play caller.

Good draft stuff up above Crickets...

Posted by: gregmarino88 | January 16, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Oh, I like when other use red flags against my yellow... always room for mistakes to be rectified. Im not the NFL when a force out cant be reviewed etc...

Posted by: Zebraskins | January 16, 2008 9:08 AM | Report abuse

True greg,

I think each meeting they discuss some particular like 12 hours on the offense.

But I do think a stipulation of GG being hired is that the philosophies do not change. You can get rid of breaux, maybe not buges. Keep Byner, Hixon (wr coach?).

We have players and plans, lets keep with them and see where it goes.

Posted by: Zebraskins | January 16, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Is Flash Drive the sequel or prequel to Flash Gordon?

Posted by: kost52 | January 15, 2008 11:16 PM

I think you'll find it's the prequel to FlashDance.

Also, thanks for posting that link JM, it beggars belief that someone could hide behind rules like that. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned common sense? Is it possible that a parent/coach of another runner might have objected to her clothing knowing the mess it would cause?

Posted by: Redcoat | January 16, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Agreeing with PSP, who stated that the best teams in the league maintain the same offensive/defensive approach year after year. The Redskins need this type of continuity. They had good growth this year on offense, in 08, they need to have a substantial jump. This will be their 3rd year in this offense, 2nd year for Campbell, the training wheels are off, no more excuses.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | January 16, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

F outside DC too, I dig me some Greggy B, to me the hidden gem on D coaching staff..

AND hope like a dude on prom night that Bugal sticks around, that dude still has it!

Posted by: chrislarry | January 16, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

And JM 220, even though your anti-me, I am with you, thats story is insane.

F rules

Posted by: chrislarry | January 16, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

CL you know I am pro- Chris Larry. Like always just trying to bait you. lol

Posted by: jm220 | January 16, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

For the HOF talk, I will assume that Green gets in this year.....but won't be surprised if he doesn't. The fact that he has a "signature moment highlight" (punt return against the Bears) probably gets him in. Don't be surprised if Carter goes before Monk; he has over 1,000 catches, is quite mouthy, and is still on TV/in the national spotlight. That's the big one, still on TV (see Michael Irvin). I ask you , why is Grimm on the list, but not Jacoby? Jacoby was better in my book, but he has disappeared and Grimm has not. I really hope that this is Monk's year, I think the haters of the voters are coming around. I don't think Ray Guy will get in because Al Davis is so strongly pushing for it, and he rubs too many people the wrong way. Two others who really deserve it are Gradishar and Keuchenburg. Those guys were warriors. Just my two cents.....

Posted by: dlhaze | January 16, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

I say hire Jason Garrett. First, our record probably won't get worse. Jason could keep us at 9-7, with a bit of luck 10-6. 2nd, it would dismantle the Cowboys. No freakin' way Wade keeps that team at 13-3 with just him and Jerry. So we'd get a twofer on the deal. Stand pat and push our mortal enemy over the cliff.

Posted by: Soups1 | January 16, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

I say hire Jason Garrett.

Posted by: Soups1 | January 16, 2008 09:31 AM

Been there, done that: Norv Turner.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Made Number 6!!!

10 Sexiest Jobs
By Anthony Balderrama, CareerBuilder.com writer

You're at a party. You spot someone across the room and you make your way toward each other. Things are going well, so after some small talk you ask, "What do you do for a living?" The answer you receive determines if you exchange phone numbers or say goodnight.

Whether or not we admit it, what people do for a living affects their sex appeal. A recent CareerBuilder.com survey asked participants what occupations they consider the sexiest. You might be surprised that the top picks weren't necessarily based on salary or looks.

Here are the 10 sexiest jobs, according to the survey.

1. Entertainer/Model
Why they're sexy: Entertainers and models make a living by looking good, so you can bet they're easy on the eyes. Their dedication to their dream in such a competitive industry is also attractive. And just take a look at the popularity of TV shows like "America's Next Top Model" and "Make Me a Supermodel."
Where you'll find them: Supermodels are on the runways in Paris, Milan and New York or at photo shoots in major cities around the world. Entertainers can find work in any city, but New York and Los Angeles certainly have the best opportunities.
Pros: Successful models travel the world, are famous and have huge paychecks.
Cons: Competition is fierce and there's a lot of pressure to maintain their looks.

2. Cocktail Waitress
Why they're sexy: Although it might not seem like an obvious top pick, consider the fact that the waitress is probably dressed in a short skirt and bringing you drinks, which never hurt anybody's sex appeal.
Where you'll find them: At any establishment that serves alcohol -- casinos, bars, clubs, restaurants and concert halls.
Pros: A good cocktail waitress can make a killing on tips alone, especially in an upscale establishment.
Cons: They have to deal with drunken customers and they often work in smoke-filled bars and clubs.

3. Athlete
Why they're sexy: Professional athletes are likely in good -- no, great -- shape. Not to mention they've probably been practicing their sport since childhood, so you know they're disciplined and goal-oriented.
Where you'll find them: When they're not training, they're on the field (or rink or court or at whatever venue they perform).
Pros: The chance to be famous and internationally adored is pretty nice.
Cons: The odds of making it big are slim.

4. Firefighter
Why they're sexy: Firefighters are brave and selfless. Who wouldn't find that attractive?
Where you'll find them: Everywhere. Every city needs firefighters, though some smaller towns have volunteer squads.
Pros: They save lives and serve the community.
Cons: They risk their lives every day.

5. Cowboy
Why they're sexy: Few archetypes are as ingrained in our culture as the cowboy. He's masculine, chivalrous and everything else we admired in Western movies.
Where you'll find them: On ranches in rural areas. Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and California are the most traditional examples of cowboy country.
Pros: It's a quiet life away from the city.
Cons: They have to work with their hands and outdoors, regardless of the season.

6. Nurse
Why they're sexy: Nurses keep you comfortable, make sure you're healthy and bring you morphine when you're hurting. That they devote their lives to caring for others and understand all that medical jargon only makes them sexier.
Where you'll find them: In hospitals, your doctor's office and other health care facilities.
Pros: They care for patients, watch them get better and put a baby in its parents' arms for the first time.
Cons: The hours are long; patients and their families can be demanding; and there are plenty of sad events they have to witness, too.

7. Artist
Why they're sexy: The average artist is doing what makes him happy, not what will bring him fame or money -- and that's pretty sexy. How many occupations can you say that about?
Where you'll find them: Everywhere. Painters, photographers, sculptors and other types of artists work in their own studios, in offices for ad agencies or on location for photo shoots.
Pros: They spend their days being creative and get paid for it.
Cons: The paying work that's easiest to find is often boring and doesn't allow artists to express themselves.

8. Military Professional
Why they're sexy: Well, they've got the ultimate uniform, if you're into that sort of thing. The military also instills a sense of discipline, so you can count on them to be responsible and dependable.
Where you'll find them: On military bases throughout the country.
Pros: Job security and good pay.
Cons: Risk of dying in war; long-term commitment and willingness to relocate frequently, which means sticking with a job no matter where it takes you.

9. Construction Worker
Why they're sexy: Didn't you see that soft drink commercial where all the women stare out their window to watch the construction worker take off his shirt?
Where you'll find them: Wherever a new building is going up, a house is being renovated or a road is being repaved.
Pros: Their job keeps them in shape and their hard work is often rewarded with a nice salary.
Cons: Performing manual labor every day (in all kinds of weather) is tiring and sometimes dangerous.

10. TV Anchor/Personality
Why they're sexy: Maybe it's the way they talk with authority, seem to know everything and make you feel like you're best friends. (Or maybe it's the fact that you don't know if they're really wearing pants under that desk.)
Where you'll find them: On your TV in the morning, at noon and at night.
Pros: They get to be on television and get the news before anybody else.
Cons: They can spend years working in small cities before they get a job in a major market.


Posted by: NCICURN | January 16, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

I had a strange dream last night that I will introduce with the fact that I have never been to a Johnny Rockets establishment.

I was walking around and wound up in a Johnny Rockets. It was Red Robin meets Chuck E. Cheeses, a total bastardization. The worst part is they wouldn't let me leave until I bought their overpriced glorified fast food and played games like skee ball and "shoot water into the clown's mouth." I woke up screaming.

Please say it is nothing like that.

Posted by: Dorf | January 16, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I think I went to Johnny Rockets in Pentagon Mall or somewhere like that years ago, it was just a burger bar to me.

The experience you describe Dorf sounds just like a Dave & Buster's! God, I hate those places...

Posted by: Redcoat | January 16, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

NCICURN, there is nothing sexy about #5 ... pay no attention what the creepy father-in-law in Cabo San Lucas says.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I've always had a good meal at Johnny Rocket's, but thought it was a bit expensive for what they serve.

On CNBC the other day they asked Warren Buffett to show what he carried in his wallet. He had a golden card to Johnny Rocket's (also to MacDonald's) which he says will allow him and three guests to eat for free. He says he likes to go there for the milk shakes.

I don't know how Dan Snyder got that card in Warren't wallet, but it sure bought him a lot of good publicity.

Warren didn't carry condoms in his wallet.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

" ... What kind of moves do you think Dallas will make in the off season?"

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 15, 2008 08:35 PM

The strategy this offseason will be to let all the coordinators go, as well as the position coaches (and QA coordinators). Its been fairly well established that the success of this team rests on the leather-skinned shoulders of Jerrah Jones, who will be replacing all of the assistant coaches, thus taking the title Owner/GM/Assistant Coach(es). Wade Phillips keeps his job though, because he was Jerrah's choice last season, and Jerrah does not make incorrect decisions. Wade will still perform many of the functions of head coach, except deciding when to go for it on 4th down, when to punt or kick a FG, and all personnel decisions. Actually, he won't have any actual responsibilities other than telling guys when they are cut. Also, he will be allowed to choose which uniforms to wear.

Jerrah Jones is also a leader in global initiatives, and because cows fart too much greenhouse gas, the team will be changing its name to more closely reflect the basis for Jerrah's newfound omnipotence. Next season, they will be called the Dallas Unicornboys.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

NCICURN--

That survey is as bogus as a seven dollar bill. You probably made it up yourself. Everyone knows that sexiest profession is government economist.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

talentevaluator--I'm sure that was number 11.

Posted by: NCICURN | January 16, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

"4) Sween: you are like the guy that gets picked 3rd for pick up sports. The swing player. The guy who's team always wins and the kid who knows better ends up with you and beats the other kid who he's rivals with who didn't know about 2nd round tightness."

Posted by: drouhier | January 16, 2008 01:04 AM

Thanks, I think. [Note to CynCyty: You know how to read Jasno-ese. Is AMMTS saying giving me props or dissing me?]

On interview Grilliams interview, ver 4.0, maybe Grilliams doesn't want the job and four interviews is the long winded way of staying up till 2:30 in the morning trying to talk a head coach out of resigning.

Alternatively, maybe The Owner is going over his notes and has some follow up questions. ["Yesterday, you said this team is ready to take it to the next level. What exactly did you mean by 'is'?"]

Personally, I'm sticking with my Plan C. The Owner is so impressed with how Grilliams has been doing with the chores around Redskins Manor that he's going to have him re-paint the nursery.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

11. Government Economist

Why they're sexy: Their analytical insights move markets, their prescient forecasts change the direction of events, and if you believe that you're dumb enough to give them what they need.

Where you'll find them: In front of a computer screen, analyzing the latest trends or blogging on Redskin Inside Her, or worse.

Pros: Doesn't matter whether you're right or wrong -- you're an economist so the bar is set very low.

Cons: The pay sucks and your colleagues, supervisers, and underlings are losers. You're the only interesting one in your group, and even then you're only interesting to yourself, and only part of the time at that.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

UNCICURN, there is nothing sexy about #5 ... pay no attention what the creepy father-in-law in Cabo San Lucas says.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 09:51 AM

Agreed. Brokeback Mountain taught us the truth about cowboys. TO's crying and professing his love for Romo only serves to confirm. "Homo, homo on the range!"

As a native Arizonan, believe me when I say that cowboys, Dallas or otherwise, are a joke.

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

sween, I ran AMTTS' 4) through Babelfish and it does appear to be wholly complimentary, in the Dutch anyway.

And I want to reiterate that you have the votes of myself and one Jason La Canfora as Blog MVP. So you got that goin' for ya.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

6) I have no interest in Jim Caldwell either. This is the 'association' theory of coaching. The Colts O is great. Let's go get that coach. Umm bruh? They have Manning 3 all pro receivers, top 8 RB and the 2nd best O-line in the game. I'll go get you 30 points a game with that group

ArtMonkToTheSticks

Posted by: drouhier | January 16, 2008 01:04 AM

Truer words have never been written on this blog.

Posted by: barno | January 16, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Ugh, PBL, I was liking you so much, and you gotta bring the homophobia in here. Come on, dude.

Let's just agree on F the Cowboys and how each of our professions belongs at or near the top of that list. And continue to puzzle over the male nurse phenomenon. But not homophobia. Please.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

The Times answered my question regarding Mora and his background:

"A defensive specialist as an assistant, Mora's Falcons led the NFL in rushing each year"

Seems like if Williams gets the HC gig, maybe Mora takes over the defense?

Posted by: gregmarino88 | January 16, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

T.E. now that was funny

Posted by: jm220 | January 16, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Quick question for barno: I've seen your handle presented different ways. Do you have and use multiple logins up here, or are there multiple barnos (barnum?), or is somebody a spoofer?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Nate (and AMMTS), then now I'm blushing ... I want to thank U.S. Americans, my agent, my parents, Quaker Oats, Depends Undergarments, the good people at Crazy 8-ball, such as ...

Also, ROMOphobia is still OK though, right? Boooo Unicornboys! [I still think its sweet that he was in a position for his team to advance in the playoffs with a comeback victory in the final seconds of the game ... and flubbed it ... himself ... twice!]

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

The Times answered my question regarding Mora and his background:

"A defensive specialist as an assistant, Mora's Falcons led the NFL in rushing each year"
-----------------

I think the reason the ATL led the NFL in rushing was b/c they had a 1,000+ yard rushing QB to compliment their backfield.

Posted by: NCICURN | January 16, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

ROMOphobia is not only OK, it's welcome and enouraged.

Posted by: NCICURN | January 16, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Nate,

Home computer v work computer. for some reason when I wanted to post a comment on another WaPo blog, it made me re-register so I have multiple versions.

You don't miss much!

Posted by: barno | January 16, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

The ruinromo.com site has morphed into jinxthejock, given their success in accomplishing their original URL. They've turned their attention to Tom Brady.

http://www.jinxthejock.com/

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Ugh, PBL, I was liking you so much, and you gotta bring the homophobia in here. Come on, dude.

Let's just agree on F the Cowboys and how each of our professions belongs at or near the top of that list. And continue to puzzle over the male nurse phenomenon. But not homophobia. Please.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 10:16 AM

Who said anything about homophobia? I've got two gay uncles. It's totally normal and I see nothing wrong with it.

That being said, I don't think TO's gay love for Tony Romo is very conducive to a good football team....

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, barno. I am sensitive (overly so, I admit) to the nickname spoofing thing.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

NCIC, I was wondering if Mora had any background in being a defensive coordinator. So thats why I quoted the times, and yeah, I agree, when your qb goes for 1100 on the ground, its not hard to lead the league in rushing. Thats about 800 more yards than an average qb rushes for in a season.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | January 16, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

I just can't get enough of Unicornboy bashing today. Throw in Nelson? Fuhgeddaboudit.

http://www.americasteamsucks.com/

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I guess I'm still not completely sold on GG as the coach. And I don't like any of the unproven asst's (it would be unlike the Danny to go that route) or the "proven" ones (Mora/GG). And if we're going the no HC experience route WHY NOT interview Russ Grimm??? If we're going the asst coach being elevated to HC route, he'd make alot of sense for alot of reasons...

What is it that we're missing? Everything is SO not the Danny's MO. Who was it that interviewed last Friday??? Who's the stealth big splash candidate??? I can't believe that there's not more!

Posted by: carocanesfan | January 16, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: jm220 | January 16, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Random, but mark your RI calendars. February 29th is the day the free agents become free agents. Found this date in a Cincinnati paper.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Couple of solid, young guards available in free agency. Work well with floppy armed QBs. http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080116/SPORTS/801160446

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Random, but mark your RI calendars. February 29th is the day the free agents become free agents. Found this date in a Cincinnati paper.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 10:52 AM

Good we always kick ass at that game. Should we get our popcorn ready?

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Dallas Sucks!

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

I like seeing the league take full advantage of the extra day this year.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Dallas Sucks!

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 11:06 AM

I love how they are losing all their coaches too.
SJK the cowboys

Posted by: SAK2 | January 16, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

http://www.redskins.com/team/

Woo hoo! All the IR players get moved back onto the roster! Nobody's hurt any more and the Skins are undefeated again!

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

"I like seeing the league take full advantage of the extra day this year."

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 11:15 AM

And on the topic of F Patriots, here's to a Lambeau Leap Year!

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4-12 | January 16, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

All the IR players get moved back onto the roster! Nobody's hurt any more!

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 11:20 AM

That's probably the only way Thrash was going to get over his high ankle sprain. TO recovered in two weeks and Thrash in, what, two months?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

And on the topic of F Patriots, here's to a Lambeau Leap Year!

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 11:21 AM

I wholeheartedly second that. I'd love to see Brett get another ring before he retires, and see the Pack beat the Pats like they did 11 years ago, in Super Bowl XXXI.

Posted by: jaradel | January 16, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

In a leap year the offseason is one day longer, which is certainly welcome as a fan of the greatest offseason team in history.

(Until the Super Bowl slips to the first Sunday in March.)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Also, 4th Floor, weren't we going to get a theory about what Antonio Pierce was doing in town yesterday (other than checking in on his house)?

The ES site says the Skins signed one of those future contracts with a DE, Kevin Huntley, previously with the Falcons and before them the Raiders. He's 6'7" and 270 pounds. Local boy went to Archbishop Carroll.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

I love how they are losing all their coaches too.
SJK the cowboys

Posted by: SAK2 | January 16, 2008 11:17 AM

They should all be replaced anyway...by Certified Corporate Travel Executives.

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 16, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Ah, those were the good old days, weren't they, jaradel. Back when I could honestly say "There's a team in the NFL called the Patriots?"

Posted by: redskirt | January 16, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

I wholeheartedly second that. I'd love to see Brett get another ring before he retires, and see the Pack beat the Pats like they did 11 years ago, in Super Bowl XXXI.

Posted by: jaradel | January 16, 2008 11:25 AM

Here here! Brett goes out a winner. Let's hope the Pack beats the Giants like a drum then Brett squeaks out a win over Brady. In the Pats' 3 SB victories, each has been a win by only 3 points. Law of Averages says they're due to lose.

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

"... Brett goes out a winner. Let's hope the Pack beats the Giants like a drum then Brett squeaks out a win over Brady. In the Pats' 3 SB victories, each has been a win by only 3 points. Law of Averages says they're due to lose."

Posted by: PBL4 | January 16, 2008 11:33 AM

Actually, I'd prefer to a switch in those results. Packers squeak by the Giants (demonstrate to Big Media that the NFC is all that), then CRUSH the Patriots (maybe even Brady himself ... not that I'd ever wish an injury on anyway ... I'm just advocating guts out ball for the Pack). When laws (like the averages one) are involved, Pats have been helpless since they lost Lawyer Milloy. [cue the groans]

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Dolphins hire Sparano. Not a surprise that he got the the job, but I didn't realize he looked so much like Mr. Whipple.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3199065

Posted by: kingbonehead | January 16, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

All kidding aside, no one wants the pats to lose either this next game, or the super bowl more than I do. Living in this area, there is no bigger bunch of whining, self absorbed bunch of trash than pats fans. I'm so sick of hearing them whine about how they don't get respect, and how what they've done is unprecdented. Great. Excuse me while I cut my ears off with a rusty knife just so that I don't have to listen to you......

Posted by: gregmarino88 | January 16, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

kingbonehead, agreed that it's heartening to see a whole new generation of mustaches coming in, as the time of the Cowhers and Holmgrens passes.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I've always wondered what happened to Mr. Whipple. I figured maybe he hooked up with "Madge." She squeezed the Charmin; he's soaking in it.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Excuse me while I cut my ears off with a rusty knife ......

Posted by: gregmarino88 | January 16, 2008 11:42 AM

Greg,

Make sure you get a booster for your tetanus shot!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Dolphins hire Sparano. Not a surprise that he got the the job, but I didn't realize he looked so much like Mr. Whipple.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3199065

Posted by: kingbonehead | January 16, 2008 11:39 AM

Miami Narwhals?

http://people.cornellcollege.edu/a-abbott/geo105/images/narwhal8.gif

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 16, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

ta, thanks for the tip....

Living up here has taught me how NEVER to act as a fan. I previously thought that Yankee fans were bad, but Pats fans are beyond anything I've ever seen.

You'd think that football was invented in Foxboro by Bill Belicheat back in 2001. If you DARE bring up his time with Cleveland you get sworn at. Their is no bigger group of homers.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | January 16, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

SMACK, no kidding! Rumor says that Parcells is swiping two Dallas position coaches for his coordinators. Miami is like the new Dallas ... "all the unicorn without 100% less Jerrah!"

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

should said "with" ... yucks are a dirty biz

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Dallas Sucks!

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Morning musings from my bug-addled brain...

The Jim Mora, Jr. Interview: Theory 1

Mike Holmgren's Seahawks have beaten the Skins in the playoffs two out of the last three years. Holmgren is considering retiring, and the CW is that if he does, the Seahawks will replace him with Mora, Jr. With the fierce competition in the NFC East and Seattle's regular domination of the cupcake NFC West with Holmgren at the helm(gren), future trips by a wild card Redskins team to the cacophonous snakepit that is Qwest Field are a distinct possibility. Holmgren is a conscientous fellow and would not want to leave his team with coaching discontinuity, so Snyder is trying to hamstring the Seahawks by feinting that he's keen on stealing their heir apparent, thus forcing Holmgren to step down in a hurry so that Paul Allen can name Mora, Jr., as the next head coach. As a result, the already waning Seahawks team stumbles and finishes second to improving Arizona next year, and the Redskins' visits to Qwest next year are limited to a regular season game.


The Jim Mora, Jr. Interview: Theory 2

Continuing to give a wide berth to the Rooney Rule, Dan Snyder seeks to qwell any media inclinations of assigning token status to Ron Meeks by also interviewing one more white dude.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

"Continuity is what keeps teams like the patriots and colts consistent contenders year after year. Our offense was light years better this past year than it was the year before, especially late in the season. There's no reason to believe that it won't continue to improve next year with more time for our QB to study its intricate details, and adding our healthy starters back to the line. Saunders shouldn't be going anywhere."

Posted by: psps23 | January 16, 2008 08:45 AM

Agreed. The only caveat is that the running game in 2006 was the best it's been in a long time when we had a healthy OL.

Posted by: skinfanman | January 16, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

That's probably the only way Thrash was going to get over his high ankle sprain. TO recovered in two weeks and Thrash in, what, two months?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | January 16, 2008 11:24 AM

High ankle sprains are very difficult to recover from, as they are ligament injuries. It would be a small miracle to completely recover from a serious high ankle sprain in three weeks.

My theory on T.O.'s "high ankle sprain".

1) Game 14 - LaRon Landry lays serious hit on Plaxico Burress of Giants, sending Burress and ball flying in different directions.
2) T.O. sees game film of Landry hit. Says to himself, "Oh @&$^!!! That could have been me!"
3) Game 15 - Knowing that next week's game against the Redskins in meaningless to the Cowboys, T.O. suffers an "ankle injury" late in the game.
4) T.O. is diagnosed with "high ankle sprain" - will miss Game 16 and playoffs are "questionable".
5) Game 16 - T.O. watches and smiles while Landry hits and makes tackles on other Cowboys.
6) Three days before playoff game, T.O. returns to practice, recovered and showing no ill effects of "high ankle sprain". "It's a miracle!"
7) T.O. manages to play entire playoff game in Cowboys' losing effort.

Just another saga in the life of T.O.

Posted by: tafka | January 16, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

If Parcells raids the Cowboys' staff, then Wade will get a chance to bring in "his" guys. And, as we all know, that can only mean one thing: Wade's team will choke in the playoffs.

Love it.

Has Garrett accepted the Ravens job yet? That dude is Cowboys Blue and White all over, I'd be surprised if he leaves that gig and the head coach in waiting status. That said, Baltimore has a winning feel to it. You can tell from the moment you walk into the lobby.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 16, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

The Jim Mora, Jr. Interview: Theory 2

Continuing to give a wide berth to the Rooney Rule, Dan Snyder seeks to qwell any media inclinations of assigning token status to Ron Meeks by also interviewing one more white dude.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 11:56 AM

I knew Jeff Lebowski. The Dude was a friend of mine. And from you, Mr. freakzilla, Jim Mora is no Dude.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

but diddy have you updated your iPhone yet?
Pretty sweet. Especially the locator feature.

Posted by: dealer | January 16, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

All the coaches being interviewed are defensive coaches. Maybe Snyder is getting Schwartz, Meeks and Mora to interpret what Williams is talking about.

It might also mean Snyder feels like he doesn't have to do anything with the offense in terms of coaching.

Posted by: skinfanman | January 16, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

The Baltimore papers are all saying that they can't get a deal done with Garrett and that the guy from the Harbaugh guy from the Eagles is going to be the Raven's head coach.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

LOL@diddy re balmer!!! Well played sir

Posted by: dealer | January 16, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I have a feeling that Garrett will be the head coach of the cowgirls next year and Bum's Kid will be sent packing. Jones doesn't want to lose Garrett and sees him as the future coach. I can't imagine there being more loyalty to Bum's Kid than Garrett, a longtime cowboy.

Posted by: puttinforbird | January 16, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Based on a scientific analysis of the coaching carousel, in particular the head coach gig out at Valley Ranch, given Garrett's young age he'll have four to seven shots at the Cowboys gig. Might as well go someplace else for a couple of years to get some of that Experience people are always talking about.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I've always wondered what happened to Mr. Whipple. I figured maybe he hooked up with "Madge." She squeezed the Charmin; he's soaking in it.

Posted by: dcsween | January 16, 2008 11:46 AM

Skins new coach gives first presser...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPPBnciNAqI

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 16, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinfanman | January 16, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

The Locator feature in Google Maps is sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. SMS to multiple people is an "about bloody time" feature. Now if only they would put a damn ToDo app on there...

Posted by: PDiddy | January 16, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

In case anyone was really interested:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Whipple

Posted by: Forrest | January 16, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 16, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Translation for the YouTube-access-at-work challenged?

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Cruelty on skinsfanman's part, bitterness on mine.

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 16, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Are we taking a time out?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 16, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Nate, if we take a timeout, can we then quickly take another?

Posted by: PDiddy | January 16, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Anyone see RI mentioned on ksk yet? It's pretty funny, although not very complimentary. But how can you go wrong with tom cruise, jim vance, mark maske, jlc, les, wise and king george?

http://kissmesuzy.blogspot.com/

Posted by: WrongDog | January 16, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

KSK is a great blog. A bit crass, so not really suitable for work, but a must read for me every day.

I don't think we're simpletons so much as we are nerds. After all simpletons wouldn't get into the arcana of the Rooney Rule, while nerds most certainly would.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 16, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Translation for the YouTube-access-at-work challenged?

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 12:13 PM

Check it out at home. You won't be sorry.

Posted by: skinfanman | January 16, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Cruelty on skinsfanman's part, bitterness on mine.

Oh, okay. The ol' dyad of cruelty and bitterness. Cool.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 16, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

I hear ya diddy...it IS crass, but I still check it out at lunch every day b.c it is so funny. And I really think the shot was more at the random idiocy than the regulars who post up here.

Posted by: WrongDog | January 16, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Beepopolis

Posted by: sams3 | January 16, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

A review of 'Cloverfield'. Gotta love the way they describe the build up...

(FYI- Some bad language in the article)

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35289

Posted by: 4-12 | January 16, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

4-12 that was funny. Seeing the girl the first time. LMAO

Posted by: jm220 | January 16, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

ESPN MOCK DRAFT

21. Washington Redskins
Record: 9-7
Scouts Inc.'s biggest needs: WR, DE, S, OT, CB
Projected pick: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
The Redskins' top priority this offseason is to add a playmaking receiver to the roster. There projects to be a run of wide receivers in the bottom half of the first round before the shallow talent pool dries up and if the Redskins don't get involved here they're likely to get shut out of the wide receiver market. Sweed could become one of the steals of this year's draft; he possesses top-10 talent but will no doubt be undervalued due to a wrist injury that cut short his senior season but should have no long-term affects on his pass-catching ability.

Posted by: tjzukoski | January 16, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

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