Breaux Retires

As noted, Don Breaux has retired from the team. Jasno shares his thoughts:

Longtime assistant coach Don Breaux has retired from the Redskins because of a heart condition, the team announced Thursday. Breaux, who will turn 68 on Aug. 3, coached 27 years in the NFL, including two stints with Washington, winning three Super Bowls under Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs and remaining one of Gibbs's closest friends.

Breaux served as offensive coordinator for Gibbs the past four seasons but had assumed a less prominent role on Coach Jim Zorn's staff, set to handle advance scouting and special assignments before his retirement. Breaux's departure leaves just two members of Gibbs's Super Bowl winning staff at Redskins Park -- offensive line coach Joe Bugel and tight ends coach Rennie Simmons. Breaux coached in Washington from 1981-1993 (as running backs coach) and again from 2004-2007, when Gibbs lured him out of retirement.

"I felt it was a privilege to coach for one of the NFL's premier franchises for 17 years under an outstanding leader of men in Joe Gibbs," Breaux said in a statement released by the team.

Owner Daniel Snyder also thanked Breaux for his contributions and commitment in a statement.
Breaux was a pro quarterback before beginning his coaching career with Houston in 1972, and he coached tight ends for the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers between his stints in Washington.. He is one of Gibbs's closest confidants, with the men sharing holidays and family time together.

Both struggled with various health ailments during their return to the NFL, however, with the men often joking about the toll the long hours and intense pressure placed on them. When Gibbs retired suddenly after a playoff defeat in January, Breaux expressed a desire to stay with the Redskins, however, and he was serving as an offensive assistant in 2008.

The Redskins are set to open training camp Sunday morning, and with Breaux gone only three member of Gibbs's 2004 offensive staff remain with the team (Bugel, Simmons and receivers coach Stan Hixon). Messages left for Breaux were not immediately returned.

Breaux was one of the nicest, most humble people at Redskins Park. In fact, he'd let you believe he was not even there if you let him, content to just blend into the scenery and quietly go about his business. I always felt he was overlooked by most of us media schlubs in terms of what a resource he could be, breaking down certain aspects of the game, but I made a point of seeking him out whenever possible, and was always struck by his genuine kindness.

Breaux spoke with a Southern twang, and could pause seemingly at any time and draw out a particular word for emphasis. I'll never forget the first time I met him back in the spring of 2004, as I was making the rounds trying to introduce myself to the legion of coaches. It was pretty daunting getting around to everyone before they left for vacation, but he could not have been more gracious. He invited me to his office and we spent a good 30 minutes chatting; he spent the bulk of that time interviewing me, taking a general interest in my family, professional history, hobbies, whatever.

He perked up when I told him I had covered hockey the previous nine years. He'd always had an interest in the game from afar, but, being from Louisiana, had no real exposure to it other than a minor league game and watching a bit of the Stanley Cup on TV. We talked about catching a Caps game together -- I would explain what was going on in more detail -- but never got around to making it happen. I'm sure he'll be spending time in North Carolina and maybe visiting his family around the country as well, so if I don't get a chance to run into him again, well, Coach Breaux, thanks for your time and insight over the years.

Most importantly, I hope he can overcome his heart problems and enjoy retirement. I've left messages with him and if I hear from him I will post whatever he has to say.

By Cindy Boren  |  July 17, 2008; 4:16 PM ET
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Comments

First?

Posted by: MIA in Miami | July 17, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I have a question, isn't the 6 Flags in Bowie one of the most ghetto amusement parks in the country?

Posted by: 6 Flags Patron | July 17, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

My favorite memory of Breaux was him always being parked to St. Joe's side during games, wildly gesticulating hand signals into the QB in the days before coach-QB microphones.

Thanks for the memories Coach Breaux, and I hope you get better!

Posted by: P Diddy | July 17, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Nice JLaC. But for better in depth coverage of Don Breux, THE MAN, check out the Times....

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/redskins/2008/Jul/17/ailing-breaux-retires/

Posted by: Elfin to da Post | July 17, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

from the least thread:
cl, I think you're misreading what people are trying to say. I cannot recall anyone bashing Gibbs outright, but given how the offense performed, and how 2 out of the 4 seasons the team had a losing record, it kind of comes with the territory. Did Gibbs do a bunch of things that hopefully will help the team in the long run, yes, I don't think you can doubt that, but you can't have the good without the bad. I think even you'd agree that Gibbs was too scared his second go round, and because of this probably lost a bunch of games that he had no business losing.
Posted by: Greg | July 17, 2008 3:10 PM

No Gibbs bashing that you can remember? Take a looksee:
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/2007/11/monday_afternoon_hback_6.html

Looks like some of today's anons are on there with good ol' "names"......

Posted by: dlhaze | July 17, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Pretty lame Elfin, that's just a cut and paste of a Redskins press release!!

Posted by: Redcoat | July 17, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

5th

Posted by: 4th | July 17, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

not 5th

Posted by: not 4th | July 17, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Good Luck Don you will always be a true Redskin!

HTTR

Posted by: jonthefisherman | July 17, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

chris larry? chris larry? are you kidding me? We're not even good enough to be chris larry!

Posted by: Jim Mora | July 17, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

He is what we thought he was. If you want to crown him now, go ahead and give him the championship. Chris Larry-geesh.

Posted by: Denny Green | July 17, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth, next to Chris Larry.

Posted by: Lou Gehrig | July 17, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Ask not what can you do for yourself, ask what you can do for Chris Larry.

Posted by: JFK | July 17, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Huh?

elfin, that was weak this blog post destroys that one......don't come in here with that weak Mooney sponsored trash....

Posted by: chris larry | July 17, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I have a dream, that one day, Chris Larry and The Truth will kiss and make up.

Posted by: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | July 17, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Imagine there no chris larry.
Its easy if you try.
Just us other posters.
Left behind on RI.

Posted by: John Lennon | July 17, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Sarcasm and mockery are the greatest forms of flattery.

Posted by: Me | July 17, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Hail Don Breaux

Posted by: Dik | July 17, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Senator, I served with Chris Larry. I knew Chris Larry. Chris Larry was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Chris Larry.

Posted by: Lloyd Bentsen | July 17, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Chris Larry wins the pennant!!! chris Larry wins the pennant!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

That's one small step for man and one giant leap for chris larry.

Posted by: Neal Armstrong | July 17, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

yikes, what spawned this?

Posted by: chris larry | July 17, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

cL,
I was bored.

Posted by: The Tooth | July 17, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

5th

Posted by: 4th | July 17, 2008 4:37 PM

NOT

Posted by: 4th | July 17, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

"Speak softly and carry a Chris Larry; you will go far"

Posted by: Teddy Roosevelt | July 17, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Chris Larry has climbed Mount Everest, gone to the bottom of the ocean. He's fired rockets at the Moon, split the atom, achieved miracles in every field of human endeavor... except crime!

Posted by: Auric Goldfinger | July 17, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

would you buy a car from Joe Gibbs? Hell, no. The man is an opportunist.

Posted by: Joesucks | July 17, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

"Chris Larry, tear down this wall"

Posted by: Ronald Raygun | July 17, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

"We have nothing to Chris Larry but Chris Larry himself"

Posted by: FDR | July 17, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

OK,

I think we get the point....

Posted by: chris LArry | July 17, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

"When I die, I want to go peacefully like Chris Larry did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car"

Posted by: Jack Handey | July 17, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

"Ask not what Chris Larry can do for you, but ask what you can do for Chris Larry."

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 17, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

See you all on the morrow.

Posted by: Redcoat | July 17, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

"You won't have Chris Larry to kick around anymore"

Posted by: Tricky Dick | July 17, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

"There will be no Chris Larry in the White House"

Posted by: Richard M. Nixon | July 17, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Packers accuse Vikings of tampering?

According to "multiple sources", the sports radio station in Tampa, said Favre had dinner here in Tampa the other day at an upscale steakhouse with team officials and then visited the facilities.

You think the Packers would have been on that one too for tampering!

Supposedly Brett in trying to negoiate his own deal with a "playoff" caliber team.

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | July 17, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I Chris Larry'd in my pants.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

He ain't heavy, he's Chris Larry.

Posted by: The Hollies | July 17, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

"Why can't we be Chris Larry, why can't we be Chris Larry..."

Posted by: War | July 17, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Chris Larry.

Posted by: Slick Willie | July 17, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

"Smoke Chris Larry everyday"

Posted by: Nate and Snopp Doggs | July 17, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I imagine The Owner must feel some remorse about losing Coach Breaux as well ... The Owner is from the same generation as the peeps up here remembering about redundant hand signals from the side lines.

If Mangini really was worried about having his defensive signals stolen (rather than embarrassing Parcells), he could have learned a thing or two from St. Joe and had a bunch of defensive coaches doing a hand jive to throw off the cameras.

Posted by: dcsween | July 17, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

well said sweeney!

Posted by: chris larry | July 17, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Save a Horse, Ride Chris Larry

Posted by: Big and Rich | July 17, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Like a Chris Larry.

Posted by: Madonna | July 17, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Life is a highway, I wanna Chris Larry all night long.

Posted by: Tom Cochrane | July 17, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

2 legit, 2 legit to Chris Larry

Posted by: Hammer | July 17, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

On the topic of hand signals, I gotta say that that is one thing I'm going to miss because of the miced helmets for defensive players ... plus Grilliams' particular brand of hand signaling. Watching Grilliams jump up and down screaming at someone, then quickly compose himself for some absurd set of gyrations and gestures was one of the things that I liked about watching games on the tube. I didn't need the Belichek cam to tell me that Grilliams' dragon claw meant someone was going to blitz.

Posted by: dcsween | July 17, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

cL, I think the only reason you're getting this special treatment is because of your Crowd Noise celebrity status ... either that or you have a run-of-the-mill blog stalker.

Posted by: dcsween | July 17, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

If every word I said
Could make you laugh
I'd Chris Larry forever

I'd ask the sky just what we had
It showed forever

If the song I sing to you
Could fill your heart with joy
I'd Chris Larry forever

Posted by: John Stamos | July 17, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

How would you know if 6 Flags in Largo (not Bowie) is one of the most ghetto parks in the U.S.? Have you been to every one? Or are you just assuming that because it's in Prince George's county....a-hole?

Posted by: Tramell C | July 17, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

It's like Chris Laaaaary on your wedding day

Posted by: Alanis | July 17, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Please don't trash six flags you idiot goofball, now back to coach Breaux, thanks for all the hard work and loyalty take care please enjoy your retirement and your family,good luck and good health.

Posted by: Dargregmag@aol.com | July 17, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Dear noone.from.tampa:

That was not Bret Favre. That was the agent for Aqib Talib having dinner with Bruce Allen. This fact has been confirmed. Bret doesn't like Tampa Bay and he ain't goin there.

Posted by: rb-freedom-for-all | July 17, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

I "met" Coach Breaux as a 10 year old at Redskins training camp in '88 (I remember it vividly because I got Wilbur Marshall's autograph on his first day of camp) and he stopped and talked with me and my brother. He joked with us and generally made us feel like a million bucks. It was quite a thrill and I of course still have the items he graciously autographed. Good luck Coach Breaux!

Posted by: mjwies 11, Washington, D.C. | July 17, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Yes Six Flags in Bowie is right up there in the top five ghetto parks in America. If you knew what went on inside there during a summer day most of you would be shocked. But its PG and then you have half of southeast and northeast pouring in there. The ones who claim that they cannot afford books and lunch can afford an admission ticket to Snyder's ripoff joint.

Posted by: Jason | July 17, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Saw this in the Redskin column on Draft Dog.com

Just when the Hell are those two bozos gonna sign? Or are they?

"SIGNINGS
In other news, as this is written (Noon PDT, 15 July), the Redskins have signed all but two of their draft picks. Two of their three second round receivers have yet to ink--Michigan State's WR Devin Thomas and USC tight end Fred "Alarm Clock" Davis. Everyone else is under contract and ready to report, including the Redskins other second round pass-catching pick, WR Malcolm Kelly of Oklahoma.
The fact Kelly hass signed is the very reason I expect Thomas and Davis will be in camp--probably by the time you read this--and certainly when the team hits the field for the first time Sunday. If he holds out, Thomas would be a fool to give Kelly a head start like that. Whatever additional money he might make in a rookie contract can't compensate for the playing time he might lose by falling behind, playing time that that could build his value (and next contract) down the road. And you know Redskins Suits made that point to Thomas and his agent.
As for Davis, he already has a strike against him, having missed a mini-camp practice when he overslept. If anyone should be motivated to show up on time and ready to work, it's him. My bet is he will."

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/NFL%20Team%20Columns/washington_redskins_nfl_team_col.htm

Posted by: Anthony Mix, I mean, Malcolm Kelly | July 17, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

The trash talking about Six Flags stock yesterday, i wish i had bought it this morning, .49 to .83

Posted by: Tappahannock | July 17, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Chris Larry.

Posted by: Bill Clinton | July 17, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Good luck and God bless Don.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Too bad, love me some don breaux and hope his health problems go away since he should have plenty of time to rest now. Forty years of coaching is hard to wrap the mind around.

And I have it on very good authority that the man loved him some pizza from the wegman's by the park--that couldn't have been helping. Best wishes to the Breaux fam.

Posted by: WrongDog | July 17, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I love a rainy night
I love a rainy night
I love to feel the moon on my face
Taste chris larry on my lips
You know it makes me feel good

Posted by: Eddie Rabbit | July 17, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

It's not my fault that I'm bad, chris larry drew me this way.

Posted by: Jessica Rabbit | July 17, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Breaux was washed up and was gonna be fired for incompetence. Gibbs gave him the job as a retirement plan. Offensive Coordinator? Please. He was running that high school offense with loser Brunell at the helm.

Buhbye Don. I wish I coulda made a million a year eating salads in the lunch room.

Posted by: Trigger | July 17, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Win one for Chris Larry.

Posted by: Some Notre Dame guy | July 17, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Hail to chris larry
Hail victory
Bloggers on the warpath
Fight for ol' dc(sween)

Posted by: Chief Zee | July 17, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey SIX flags hit 87 cents today for a new low!!!!!!!!!

Six Flags IncSIX (NYSE) 0.87Change:+0.39+81.25%Volume:7.32M

http://www.marketwatch.com/tools/quotes/intchart.asp?symb=SIX&sid=182433&dist=TQP_chart_date&freq=1&time=9

I heard Snyder thought it was such a good deal when he did his hostile takeover he put all the employees retirement funds at Reskins park in it.

The price was $12 at the time. OOOOOOOPS!

Posted by: Vinnie | July 17, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

I can't get no chris larry. I can't get no chris larry. And I try. And I try. And I try. Lord, I try. I can't get no..bum da bum chris larry....a hey hey hey.

Posted by: Mic Jagger | July 17, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Tiptoe through chris larry with me.

Posted by: Tiny Tim | July 17, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Or:

tiptoe through the tulips with chris larry

Posted by: Tiny Tim | July 17, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

In the time of chimpanzees I was chris larry.

I'm chris larry baby, so why don't you kill me.

Posted by: Beck | July 17, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Ohhh, I don't want anybody else.
When I think about chris larry, I touch myself.

Posted by: The divinyls | July 17, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Chris Larry is not my lover.
He's just a guy who says that I am the one.
Yeah, but the kid is not my son.

Posted by: Michael Jackson | July 17, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Mommas don't let your babies grow up to be chris larry.

Posted by: Willie Nelson | July 17, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

chris larry's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar.
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star.
He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do

Posted by: Taylor Swift | July 17, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and Chris Larry in the North.

Posted by: Andrew Johnson | July 17, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

chris larry you want it all, to be a star you'll have to go down
Take it off no need to talk you're crazy but I like the way you f@ck me

Posted by: Buckcherry | July 17, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

A people free to choose will always choose Chris Larry.

Posted by: Ronald Reagan | July 17, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

I did not have sexual relations with that Chris Larry...

Posted by: Bill Clinton | July 17, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

dude looks like chris larry

Posted by: Aerosmith | July 17, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

CHrIs LaRry- Please tell me that was a Pavement reference.

Posted by: Stephen Malkmus | July 17, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Travolta: Aren't you going to eat your Chris Larry?

S Jackson: Naw man. I dont dig on Chris Larry.

Travolta: But Chris Larry tastes good... Pork chops taste good.

S. Jackson: Sewer rat might taste like pumpkin pie but i'ld never know cause I wont eat the filthy mother f*cker.

Posted by: Pulp Fiction | July 17, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Fourscore and seven years ago chris larry brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Posted by: Abraham Lincoln | July 17, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

So what do they call a quarter pounder in France?

Le royale chris larry

Posted by: Pulp Fiction | July 17, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Pop Pop... Fizz Fizz... oh what a Chris Larry it is.

Posted by: Alka-Seltzer | July 17, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you chris larry.

Posted by: Vince Lombardi | July 17, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with chris larry.

Posted by: Saddam Hussein | July 17, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

As of now, chris larry is in control here in the White House

Posted by: Alexander Haig | July 17, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

We have real enemies in the world. Chris Larry must be found. He must be pursued and he must be defeated.

Posted by: Barack Obama | July 17, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

I am a Republican. I'm loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. And I believe that my party, in some ways, has strayed from those principles, particularly on the issue of Chris Larry.

Posted by: John McCain | July 17, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be chris larry.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton | July 17, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

We Built Chris Larry on Rock and Roll.

Posted by: Starship | July 17, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of Chris Larry.

Posted by: George W. Bush | July 17, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Chris Larry, oh the time has come.
And you know that you're the only one
to say....okay.

Posted by: NightRanger | July 17, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Like a bat outta hell I'll be gone before Chris Larry comes.

Posted by: Meat Loaf | July 17, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

And I would do anything for love, but I won't do chris larry.

Posted by: Meat Loaf | July 17, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

It's a jump to the left. And a step to the right. You put your hands on your hips. And pull your knees in tight. Well, its the pelvic thrust that really drives me insaaane.
Let's do chris larry again.

Posted by: Rocky Horror Picture Show | July 17, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

They call me Chris Larry

Posted by: Ron White | July 17, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

"Thank you, your Chris Larryness. Awesome speech." --George W. Bush, to Pope Chris Larry, Washington, D.C., April 15, 2008

Posted by: George W. Bush | July 17, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

If you use a big ol' brush and a ten gallon can of oil to do a comb over on your three strands of hair, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

If you have a matching set of salad bowls and they all say "cool whip" on the side, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

If you think Taco Bell is the Mexican Phone Company, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

If you think Sherlock Holmes is a housing project in DC, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

git er' chris larry

Posted by: Larry the cable guy | July 17, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

If your house still has the "wide load" sign on the back, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

If your girlfriend still has a "wide load" sign on her back, you might be chris larry.

Lord I apologize.

Posted by: Larry the cable guy | July 17, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

We're gonna need a bigger CHriS lArRy.

Posted by: Chief Brody | July 17, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

If you got stopped by a state trooper and if he asked if you had an I.D. and you said, "About what?" you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

If you think Genitalia is an Italian airline, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

If the people on Jerry Springer's show
remind you of your neighbors, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

If your grandfather died and left everything to his widow, but she can't touch it until she's fourteen, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Chris Larry's got moles all over his body.

Posted by: Larry the cable guy | July 17, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

If you consider your license plate personalized because your dad made it in prison, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

If you think the Mountain Men in Deliverance were just "misunderstood", you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

you got a purty mouth

Posted by: banjo boy | July 17, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

now squeal boy. squeal like chris larry

Posted by: banjo boy | July 17, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

If you think the stock market has a fence around it, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

If your idea of high-quality entertainment is a six-pack and a bug zapper, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

If you think a Volvo is part of a woman's anatomy, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

If you think taking a bubble bath starts
with eating beans for dinner, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

If you think a woman who is "out of your league" bowls on a different night, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

If your wife has a beer belly and you find it attractive, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

If you honestly think that women are turned on by animal noises and seductive tongue gestures, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

If you are still holding on to Confederate money because you think the South will rise again, you might be chris larry

Posted by: Jeff Foxworthy | July 17, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Stupid people should have to wear signs that just say, "I'm Chris Larry"

That way you wouldn't rely on them, would you? You wouldn't ask them anything. It would be like, "Excuse me...oops, never mind. I didn't see your sign."

Posted by: Bill Engvall | July 17, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Last time I had a flat tire, I pulled my truck into one of those side-of-the-road gas stations. Chris Larry walks out, looks at my truck, looks at me, and I SWEAR he said, "Tire go flat?" I couldn't resist. I said, "Nope. I was driving around and those other three just swelled right up on me.
Here's your sign."

Posted by: Bill Engvall | July 17, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

If the Chris Larry don't fit, you must acquit.

Posted by: Mr. Johnny | July 17, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

We were trying to sell our car about a year ago. Chris Larry came over to the house and drove the car around for about 45 minutes. We get back to the house, he gets out of the car, reaches down and grabs the exhaust pipe, then goes, "Darn that's hot!" See?
If he'd been wearing his sign, I could have stopped him.

Posted by: Bill Engvall | July 17, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

I've been a bad, bad, chris larry

Posted by: Fiona Apple | July 17, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

I've got big balls. You've got big balls. But Chris Larry's got the biggest balls of them all.

Posted by: AC/DC | July 17, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Potter: [to Chris Larry] Look at you. You used to be so cocky. You were going to go out and conquer the world. You once called me "a warped, frustrated, old man!" What are you but a warped, frustrated young man? A miserable little clerk crawling in here on your hands and knees and begging for help. No securities, no stocks, no bonds. Nothin' but a miserable little $500 equity in a life insurance policy.
[Potter chuckles]
Mr. Potter: You're worth more dead than alive!

Posted by: Scene from It's a Wonderful Life | July 17, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Clarence: Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When Chris Larry isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?

Posted by: Another scene from It's a Wonderful Life | July 17, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

George Bailey: You sit around here and you spin your little webs and you think the whole world revolves around you and your money. Well, it doesn't, Chris Larry. In the whole vast configuration of things, I'd say you were nothing but a scurvy little spider.

Posted by: And yet, another scene from It's a Wonderful Life | July 17, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Alas, poor Chris Larry! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how
abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen? Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come; make her laugh at that.

Posted by: Scene from Hamlet | July 17, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

O chris larry, chris larry! wherefore art thou chris larry?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.

Posted by: Scene from Romeo and Juliet | July 17, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

KING RICHARD III:
A horse! a horse! Chris Larry for a horse!

Posted by: Scene from Richard III | July 17, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Chris Larry, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Chris Larry.

Posted by: Scene from Julius Ceaser | July 17, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Quoth Chris Larry, "Nevermore"

Posted by: edgr allan poe | July 17, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

4 hours straight of this sh*t. you got some problems

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

KING HENRY V:
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Chris Larry shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Chris's day.

Posted by: Scene from Henry V | July 17, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

could be the work of more than one person. It's anti-chris larry day

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

and yes, i do have some problems. thanks for noticing.

Posted by: Barno | July 17, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips.

Posted by: Isiah 6:5 | July 17, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

LORD POLONIUS [Aside]:
Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. Will you walk out of the air, chris larry?

Posted by: Scene from Hamlet | July 17, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Crazy. Crazy for you, i'm chris larry

Posted by: Patsy Cline | July 17, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

bored, eh?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

No, not really.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Is it time to go to plan B in our secret Chris Larry playbook?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

It's in your head...in your heeaadd.
Zombie, zombie, zombie, eh eh eh oh oh oh oooohhhhh yeah yeah

Posted by: the cranberries | July 17, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

it'll be interesting to see what everyone has to say about this tomorrow

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

The Truth sighs and says "I don't care what everyone thinks about this. They're all too serious anyway."
Walks away whistling

Posted by: The Truth | July 17, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

This was a pretty cool idea that you had, getting everyone to team up on chris larry and filling up the blog with useless crap. Oh wait, Jasno does that every time he posts.

Posted by: Barno | July 17, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Tru dat. Okay, I'm outta here. Gonna go watch re-runs of the Sugar Bowl. Go Dawgs.

Posted by: The Truth | July 17, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Wait..don't go. It was just starting to get good. In fact, I think....I think...I love you.

Posted by: Barno | July 17, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

The Truth doesn't show emotions. He's just a cranky, 22 year old, with idealistic ideas that ideally deal with his idols (first being chris larry).

Posted by: The Truth | July 17, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Lucy,

Someone's got some 'splaining to do!

Posted by: cHriS LaRry | July 17, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey anon at 9:12PM, who are you to call someone out about their problems?
In fact, my wife left me, my kids won't see me, I don't have my old job, and I wanted to make someone else's life miserable before I took

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

This just in:

D.C. Police Apprehend Suicidal Blogger

By Paul Duggan
Washington Post Staff Writer

Washington, D.C. - Metro and Maryland State police teamed with officials from the Washington Post to apprehend a suicidal blogger late this evening. The blogger had been rambling for several hours on a local page known as "The Redskins Insider," hosted by Jason La Canfora. Working with computer technicians at the Post, police were able to identify the blogger's IP address and trace it to his residence in Linthicum. After a two hour stand off, police officials released tear gas into the one bedroom apartment of the 34-year old unidentified man. No one else was in the apartment. No further details were being released at this time.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | July 17, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Tonight on FOX:

When Bloggers Go Bad.

Posted by: WTTG CH-5 | July 17, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Over 100 posts in reference to chris larry. Who the heck is that? Never heard of him.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Whoever has the chRiS LaRRy addiction needs to get some help. This may be the worst thread ever. Please give us something new.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

This is by far, one of the funniest non-Redskin related posts that I have ever read.

Posted by: bangkokben | July 17, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

wow...just wow and an ay yi yi for good measure...sorry to all I inspired that, luvas and haters alike...

Posted by: chris larry | July 17, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Is that the real Barno back? It's hard to tell who's who these days.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

I wonder who's next?

Posted by: Alex90210 | July 17, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

This just in:

D.C. Police Apprehend Suicidal Blogger

By Paul Duggan
Washington Post Staff Writer

Washington, D.C. - Metro and Maryland State police teamed with officials from the Washington Post to apprehend a suicidal blogger late this evening. The blogger had been rambling for several hours on a local page known as "The Redskins Insider," hosted by Jason La Canfora. Working with computer technicians at the Post, police were able to identify the blogger's IP address and trace it to his residence in Linthicum. After a two hour stand off, police officials released tear gas into the one bedroom apartment of the 34-year old unidentified man. No one else was in the apartment. No further details were being released at this time.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | July 17, 2008 10:06 PM

The end should have read: The suspect kept repeating the name "chris larry, chris larry," and then urinated in his incredible hulk underoos and passed out.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Is Cindy's post for real? If so, is the blogger who I think it is? Very sad....

Posted by: Lisa | July 17, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Lisa its not Cindy, and I have had nothing to do with this abomination of a thread....

Posted by: chris larry | July 17, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

This guy is certifiable. He went from quotes, to lyrics, to movies, to comedy, and to Shakespeare. CL, who did you piss off?

Posted by: LilFrog | July 17, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

The end should have read: The suspect kept repeating the name "chris larry, chris larry," and then urinated in his incredible hulk underoos and passed out.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:28 PM

Couldn't he have had Iron Man underoos instead?

Posted by: LilFrog | July 17, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

No Lisa..it wasn't me.

Posted by: Barno | July 17, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Barno, you were not the person I had in mind....

Posted by: Lisa | July 17, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

That ode was a noble tome.

Posted by: Sir Chylarr | July 17, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Who did you think it was?

Posted by: Barno | July 17, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

I am just sorta bummed that this nuttiness is on the Don Breaux post, as I respect that heck out of that dude...

and that the fol than cut and pasted the whole thing on Crowd Noise...

sorta don't get it...

Posted by: chris larry | July 17, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

The end should have read: The suspect kept repeating the name "chris larry, chris larry," and then urinated in his incredible hulk underoos and passed out.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:28 PM

Couldn't he have had Iron Man underoos instead?

Posted by: LilFrog | July 17, 2008 11:32 PM

Sure, or the shmoo.

And for Barno, you never can tell these days of no registration.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

It's okay. I don't hold it against you.

Posted by: Don Breaux | July 17, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Don was the man!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Holy crap! Who's behind this? No way that The Truth would have taken the time to do it.

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 17, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

And to go further about this whole registration thing, I think it sucks that people can just steal your moniker and confuse the heck out of the regular bloggers.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

That wasn't me, but I couldn't agree more.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

And to go further about this whole registration thing, I think it sucks that people can just steal your moniker and confuse the heck out of the regular bloggers.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:44 PM

That wasn't me, but I couldn't agree more.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:45 PM

Wow, you made a comment for me and answered for me as well. Pretty cool.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

CL - lighten up. I don't think that Breaux is going to read this thread and hold it against you. It doesn't take away from Don Breaux. It's just some whacked out psycho who has issues. Everyone realizes that. It'll be forgotten in a day or two.

Posted by: bangkokben | July 17, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Actually, I could care less who steals my name on this blog. I'm confused most of the time anyway.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | July 17, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Not if I can help it. He'll rue the day he picked on chris larry.

Posted by: Barno | July 17, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

bben....sorry just a little weirded out...

Posted by: chris larry | July 17, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

ahh, honey, you're just saying that to be nice.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Understandable. What brought it all on?

Posted by: bangkokben | July 17, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

What was the name of that movie where that lady had like 17 different personalities?

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 17, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

who knows....I kinda like to be in control of my own annoningness and ability to irate..I am sure most would agree I can handle that on my own.

Posted by: chris LArry | July 17, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

I've had a clone for the last hour!

Posted by: bangkokben | July 17, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Is this the dark side of real nate forcing registration upon us?

Posted by: bangkokben | July 17, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure a few of the regulars will be ticked in the morning when they have to read through all of that. I actually thought it was kind of humorous though. Took a lot of time and thought.

Posted by: bangkokben | July 17, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Debra Winger movie

-bangkokben

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Someone just chimed in and accused me of being a clone. He's the clone, not me.

Posted by: bangkokben | July 17, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

I guess my stunt double is still here?

-bangkokben

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

They all float down here.

Posted by: It | July 18, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Looks like someone has been impersonating me too. Loser!

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 18, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Someone has duped me as well.

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 18, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Someone has duped me as well.

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 18, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

You're a twisted little man and you need help. Please stop this charade. You're ruining the blog for everyone.

Posted by: chris LArry | July 18, 2008 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Give me my precious.

Posted by: Smee | July 18, 2008 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Dupers of the 44th unite!! No more scabs.

Posted by: AFL-CIO | July 18, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Okay. I'll stop now. Sorry CL, I was just poking fun.

Posted by: Barno | July 18, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | July 18, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Never thought I'd say this but Jasno and J-Reid are not insiders at the park. I watched the Redskins Nation report tonight and got more info than a week of RI posts, although I had to endure propaganda spin from Larry Michaels and uncomfortable TV moments w/ Randy Thomas brood of kids playing romper room on the set of the show.

Vinny took fan questions and revealed that one of the major things he wanted corrected by J-Campbell was the 13?? fumbles last season. He says Campbell says he watched Collins use the dump pass and quick decision making to lead the skins on a win streak, and he says Zorn is going to help Campbell stop fumbling. Otherwise, they point to Campbell's 60%+ completion rate and his numbers are on the rise compared to the year before, more TD's than INT's. Logical arguments which was surprising coming from the Vin. So hopefully with the non-fumbling and the quick throwing JC gets even better.

Interesting to see Vinny admit that if Rocky Mac gets set-back that the Redskins have real depth problems at LB. Refuses to say why Stuart Schweigert was signed or who is likely to win out in the battle with Doughty.

Even if I don't yet buy into everything he says, it was refreshing to see Vinny come out of the shadows a little bit and defend his ideas, cast some light on his world view.

Posted by: DTC | July 18, 2008 1:02 AM | Report abuse

Never thought I'd say this but Jasno and J-Reid are not insiders at the park. I watched the Redskins Nation report tonight and got more info than a week of RI posts,

Posted by: DTC | July 18, 2008 1:02 AM

Maybe you're right, but it's hard to be an insider while you're on vacation. I'm not sure why both reporters are on vacation at the same time, but the material you posted -- they want JC to stop fumbling, they're thin at LB, and they don't know whether Schweigert or Doughty will play -- doesn't seem like "insider" stuff. We've been reading it up here on the blog for a while now.

And I've always thought Vinny deserved a more respect than he receives from JLC or from the posters up here. Of course, he doesn't deserve as much love as Chris LarRy got last night. No one does, not even cHriS laRRy himself.

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 6:50 AM | Report abuse

I see some of you went to the dark side last night.

Posted by: jm220 | July 18, 2008 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Wow... just wow.
I chose the right night to delve into the depths of Windows Server 2008 domain controller configuration rather than blog checking.
Also had to have a heart-to-heart with the 4-year-old about the gang signs, bandannas, and overall immersion in 'inappropriate' culture. When she started singing 'Damn it feels good to be a gangsta', that was the last straw.

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Truer words were never spoken:
Spurrier is going nowhere

actually, I take that back. If it read "Spurrier is a feckless moron who is going nowhere", that would be truer.

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Talent; How can Reid be on vacation? I saw him blathering for 45 minutes straight last night on Wa-Po/Comcast Gig with some pale chick who knew nothing. He did look relarxed tho, so maybe he is just returned.

There was also some good info on how Vinny/ the Team feels like they found another Stephon Heyer in this kid from Maryland... Crummie. You guys up here probably already had the scoop on that. He had a bad wheel and they helped him rehab it.

PS: If Vinny knows there are issues with LB depth, why no moves? Most GM's with a known depth issue don't go into a 5 game pre-season run without some decent depth.

Posted by: DTC | July 18, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Only scanned the past few days- but can someone tell me, seeing as how folks report to camp....mmmm...tomorrow, anything new on signing Devin Thomas and Fred Rip Van Davis?

Posted by: D7 | July 18, 2008 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Also had to have a heart-to-heart with the 4-year-old about the gang signs, bandannas, and overall immersion in 'inappropriate' culture. When she started singing 'Damn it feels good to be a gangsta', that was the last straw.

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 8:01 AM

LMAO!

Posted by: jm220 | July 18, 2008 8:37 AM | Report abuse

PS: If Vinny knows there are issues with LB depth, why no moves? Most GM's with a known depth issue don't go into a 5 game pre-season run without some decent depth.

Posted by: DTC | July 18, 2008 8:21 AM

I thought that the Redskins were trying to get Randall Godfrey back for another year.

Here is the list of available free agent LBs:
http://www.nfl.com/freeagency#tab-set-1:tab-lb

Who would you get? Junior Seau? Warrick Holdman? Lemar Marshall? Dallas Sartz? Jeremiah Trotter?

No reason to rush for any of these guys before someone actually goes down. The Redskins have nine (9) LBs on the roster and they'll take a good look at these guys before sifting through the free agency rubble.

By the way, DTC, I've often expressed the same feeling you did -- that there's not much "insider" stuff on RI. I agree with your point about half the time. I'm hoping for better when camp opens on Sunday.

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

te, because I'm internetally challenged, can you list the 9 lb's on the roster?

much appreciated.

Posted by: Greg | July 18, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

Matt Sinclair, Rocky MacIntosh, H. B. Blades, Khary Campbell, Curtis Gatewood, London Fletcher, Rian Wallace, Marcus Washington, Danny Verdun-Wheeler. Not all of them are household names.

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

"Spurrier is a feckless moron who is going nowhere"

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 8:20 AM

That word feckless -- I've never seen anyone described as its opposite -- fectful. Can there be a "fectful moron who is going somewhere?" Barry Switzer? Mike Ditka?

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 9:08 AM | Report abuse

te, thanks.

No, lots of "who's" on that list. Would be nice to see someone, HB, hopefully, step up.

Posted by: Greg | July 18, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

I thought we'd established that all you have to do is say "Greg me on the LB roster".
From the nfl.com roster:

54 Blades, H.B.
50 Campbell, Khary
58 Sinclair, Matt
Verdun-Wheeler, Danny
Wallace, Rian
59 Fletcher, London
Gatewood, Curtis
52 McIntosh, Rocky
53 Washington, Marcus

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

I agree with DTC - although Larry Michael is pretty insufferable - Redskins Nations does have a LOT of relevant info about the team....interviews every Thursday with Vinny - (he even takes questions from the fans).....interviews with the players and coaches...visits to the practice field (I did see JLC on the sideline of the practice field during OTAs.)

One thing I disagree with you on though, DTC, I thought Randy Thomas's kids were really cute....and it was funny to see one of them sitting in Larry's lap :)

Posted by: Lisa | July 18, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

cd,lol, I guess I forgot the vernacular for that.

Thin seems too kind, anorexic might be more fitting.

Posted by: Greg | July 18, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Any word on our two picks who haven't sign yet?

Posted by: jm220 | July 18, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Skinz | July 18, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

feck is the root; you may not see it in modern English, but those damn poets use it often enough (proving that, much like most music, it's more about rhyming that expressing deep thoughts about the human condition).
Modern English has adopted efficacious/efficacy, which shares the root, as the word of choice. You can blame that on the damn lawyers, I'm sure.

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

nads

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

What I found on the net was that "feck" was the Scots variant of effect.

Anyway, yes, the lawyers are feckless. But, cload, you are always feckful.

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Any word on our two picks who haven't sign yet?

Posted by: jm220 | July 18, 2008 9:21 AM

Yeah, Davis was supposed to sign this morning, but he overslept.
Thomas has a contract in hand, but given his "college" education at Moo U, someone has to explain the numbers in terms of how many sheep he could buy.

Is this thing on?

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

lol

Posted by: jm220 | July 18, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

I'm gregging this to respond to all of the posts about why Davis and Thomas haven't signed yet, esp. the posts that ASSUME its b/c the two of them are dbagging:

AGENTS, TEAMS AWAIT SPECIAL MASTER RULING
Posted by Mike Florio on July 16, 2008, 1:39 p.m.

We mentioned last week that the NFL Players Association has filed a "special master" proceeding under the Collective Bargaining Agreement regarding the handling of guaranteed payments to be made in 2010 and beyond, which currently aren't scheduled to be limited by a salary cap.

The matter is still pending, and some teams and agents are waiting for the outcome before doing any first-round or second-round deals.

The issue, as we understand it, comes down to the practice of guaranteeing playing-time bonuses with base salaries in future years. In many cases, the contract guarantees the full base salary in a future year, and the guarantee disappears once the player secures the incentive payment based on participating in a specific percentage of plays.

The problem is that, if a player's salary is fully guaranteed in 2010 but not fully guaranteed in 2009 (the last year with a salary cap, under the current CBA), the guaranteed payment in 2010 needs to be reallocated to the remaining capped years, 2008 and 2009. But this reallocation also counts against the first-year rookie pool, and the rule that limits the player's pay in his second year to 125 percent of his rookie cap number.

In English, there's no way to fully guarantee the future year's salary without screwing up the player's compensation in the first two years of the deal.

We're told that the device is more common in round two, with the fourth-year salary being fully guaranteed until the playing-time bonus is reached. In that case, the reallocation to 2008 and/or 2009 can be avoided only if the salary is fully guaranteed in both 2009 and 2010, per the CBA.

Though the NFLPA advised agents representing first-round and second-round players to wait until the issue is resolved before signing contracts, Redskins receiver Malcolm Kelly inked a deal that includes a fourth-year salary that is guaranteed for injury only.

The risk for this and other similar contracts is that, if the player doesn't achieve the minimum playing-time trigger for payment of the one-time incentive amount and if the player otherwise stinks, the team can cut the player prior to 2011, and avoid any responsibility for his salary.

The player in that case would have no recourse (except maybe against his agent), since the payment wasn't "fully guaranteed," and thus not subject to the requirement that the 2011 salary be reflected on the books in 2008 and 2009.

Posted by: dcsween | July 18, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

... Thomas has a contract in hand, but given his "college" education at Moo U, someone has to explain the numbers in terms of how many sheep he could buy. ...

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 9:51 AM

Yes, it really is a shame that the Skins didn't go after Manningham because, you know, Michigan ballers are so much smarter ... and can, you know, are more savvy with money and other forms of "green". [Plus, while I'm at it, Michigan chicks are ugly ... go Spartans!]

Posted by: dcsween | July 18, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

whoops, I had hoped to sneak that last one in before sween arrived...

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, I'll be sure to tell the wife...

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Good pull Sween. Hopefully the NFL gets this sorted out soon so these guys can be in camp.

Posted by: Skinz | July 18, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

As we speak (or, more accurately, type) there are only four first round picks signed. NFL.com has a list:

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d808c2409&template=with-video&confirm=true

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Ricky Williams looked every bit the best player on the field the last time the Dolphins were together for one of their offseason practices. He ran with authority, he showed quickness, and he never let himself shift out of top gear, even in drills that didn't mean much. Williams, with cartoon superhero muscles bulging out of his jersey sleeves, caught the eyes of anyone paying attention. No wonder he was the only player Dolphins football czar Bill Parcells congratulated with a fist bump as he was coming to the sideline after one workout.

Posted by: Skinz for RC | July 18, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

go Spartans!

Posted by: dcsween | July 18, 2008 10:00 AM

I thought Spartan chicks had black hair on their backs and almost everywhere else, too.

And, Bulldog chicks, well we won't even go there.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Good for Don Breaux...

Hope he gets better.

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | July 18, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Come out CL wherever you are. lol

Posted by: jm220 | July 18, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I'm anxiously awaiting a 'beep-beep' for the new post, stating that Thomas and Davis are signed......

Posted by: Greg | July 18, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

The NFL ruling should occur later today and hopefully terms are already agreed upon just waiting on the decision about the 09 season.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/nflinsider/2008/07/many_rookie_contract_negotiati.html

Posted by: Skinz | July 18, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Hell I would take a new post telling us how the talks are going.

Posted by: jm220 | July 18, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

We're on vacation people.

Posted by: beep beeps | July 18, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Skinz, the blog thanks you and, more importantly, Mark Maske thanks you. His site visit count for today is about to increase by three or four orders of magnitude.

Posted by: dcsween | July 18, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

cload, I'm sure you got one of the one or two lovely ones that accidentally slip through the admissions committee on an annual basis because they forgot to include a photo ... or a map, such as ...

Posted by: dcsween | July 18, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Myself, I had a hard time following the nature of the CBA matter referred to the Special Master. I fail to see how any of this relates to sheep. Is there a Michigan grad in the house who can explain this to me?

Posted by: dcsween | July 18, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

In this world, nothing is certain but death and chris larry.

i just wanted to add in.

Posted by: NFeKPo | July 18, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Any update on the contract talks of Thomas and Davis? Would be nice to have them signed and in camp at the start.

Posted by: Sherm | July 18, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Devin and his agent next to their car parked near the MSU Sheep Research Institute (the first thing you see when entering MSU from the civilized world):
Agent: Look, all this can be yours!
Devin: What, the car?
Agent: No, not the car, all this land, and all the sheep on it!
Devin: But I don't want land...
Agent: Look, we live in a bloody swamp. We need all the land we can get!
[etc...]

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Where is everyone today?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Any update on the contract talks of Thomas and Davis? Would be nice to have them signed and in camp at the start.

Posted by: Sherm | July 18, 2008 11:03 AM

Sherm,

This was answered above. After the Chris Larry posts, and before your post.

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

In this world, nothing is certain but death and chris larry.

i just wanted to add in.

Posted by: NFeKPo | July 18, 2008 10:48 AM

Thanks, but I feel certain this was already posted at least six times last night.

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Where is everyone today?

Posted by: | July 18, 2008 11:10 AM

Most of us are sitting outside the Special Master's office here in Philadelphia. In a few minutes we're going to Pat's for a cheese steak. I feel confident you're here too. You're the one with no name, right?

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

... MSU Sheep Research Institute (the first thing you see when entering MSU from the civilized world): ...

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 11:04 AM

Actually, approaching from the south, you'd see the signs for the Tree Research area, Poultry Science & Research, and Bee Biology before the Sheep Research place, but you would have been in the uncivilized world long before approaching any of those. This is, after all, still Michigan we're talking about ...

Sherm, scroll up to 9:55AM. My guess is that most teams/agents/players have already worked out two versions of a contract per player, and the one that gets signed depends on what the Special Master says.

Posted by: dcsween | July 18, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

+++Who would you get? Junior Seau? Warrick Holdman? Lemar Marshall? Dallas Sartz? Jeremiah Trotter?

No reason to rush for any of these guys before someone actually goes down. The Redskins have nine (9) LBs on the roster...+++--Talent Evaluator

Agree that's a load of trash in the LB FA market. But just because the redskins have nine LB's on their roster, doesn't mean they are in anything but a world of hurt back there.

Fletcher is solid but another year older.

Washington keeps getting dinged

Rocky Mac is bad knees walkin'.

I like Blades, but he's only in his second year and a Fletcher clone.

The rest are former Eurotrash, special teamers and wannabees.

No, this team is weak at LB. (and DB, for that matter), two areas "GM" Vinny didn't address during free agency OR the draft,

Posted by: CORKCZAR | July 18, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

No, this team is weak at LB. (and DB, for that matter), two areas "GM" Vinny didn't address during free agency OR the draft,

Posted by: CORKCZAR | July 18, 2008 11:21 AM

Good old Corkczar. Some always see the glass as half-full, he always sees it as empty.

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I dunno, corkczar, Matt Sinclair seemed like he showed up this past preseason ... and he lasted longer than Dallas Sartz. I think he may even have been on the practice squad (or the roster?) at some point. Frankly, I think I even remember that he made a tackle or two during the season? [too lazy to check this now]. I'm hoping he could be this season's Torrence or Wilson.

Posted by: dcsween | July 18, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

+++... it was refreshing to see Vinny come out of the shadows a little bit and defend his ideas, cast some light on his world view.

Posted by: DTC | July 18, 2008 1:02 AM+++

Um did the crack journalists on Redskin Nation broach the issue of Thomas and Davis signings?

Or why Vinny used ALL THREE second rounders for receivers?

Or how the Redskins are one tweak away from disaster in the Back Seven?

Or was Vinny aware of the fact that QB's fumble less when an OLine keeps rushers off them?

Out of the shadows? PUH-lease.


Posted by: CORKCZAR | July 18, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

+++Feck is the root; you may not see it in modern English, but those damn poets use it often enough (proving that, much like most music, it's more about rhyming that expressing deep thoughts about the human condition).
Modern English has adopted efficacious/efficacy, which shares the root, as the word of choice. You can blame that on the damn lawyers, I'm sure.

Posted by: cload & daggar | July 18, 2008 9:34 AM++++


Thank you for your very ept response. You are, indeed, sufferable.

Posted by: Corkczar | July 18, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Since it's Friday and there are no TCCLs anywhere in sight, we'd like to take this opportunity to establish a new weekly award system: The Loser of the Week award.

The inaugural winner of this prize is the anonymous poster sometimes known as "Mr. Lame", for his single-minded written assault on Chris Larry. Congratulations, Loser.

You have proven that it is possible to be boring, unoriginal, and unfunny for long periods of time. You have also proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that the psychological issues of fixation, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and low self-esteem are also not funny. We'd offer advice on seeking help and improved quality of life, but you wouldn't listen anyway.

So have a miserable life, and enjoy your free MP3 download from Beck in the ITA Lounge.

Posted by: The Ad Hoc Awards Committee | July 18, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Is there any way the Awards Committee could do anything on my behalf with the Prison Wardens, or how about showing up at my parole hearing??

Posted by: Greg | July 18, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Me thinks someone has an unhealthy obsession with Chris Larry.

Posted by: Skinz | July 18, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

A very unhealthy obsession with Chris Larry.

Posted by: jm220 | July 18, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

A very unhealthy obsession with Chris Larry.

Posted by: jm220 | July 18, 2008 11:38 AM

Hey, it's ChRis LarRy. What other kind of obsession could it be?

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

++++No, this team is weak at LB. (and DB, for that matter), two areas "GM" Vinny didn't address during free agency OR the draft,

Posted by: CORKCZAR | July 18, 2008 11:21 AM

Good old Corkczar. Some always see the glass as half-full, he always sees it as empty.

Posted by: talent evaluator | July 18, 2008 11:24 AM

And what is your glass half full of--Koolaide? Cuz it appears you're ready to drink it. (Ritta-BOMP!)

I'm sorry if I'm not as optimistic as you are about the Redskins LB corps. But find me another football expert who shares a positive world view about the skins LB corps and I'll start staring at the bottom half of the Tumbler.

And sorry to shoot down your canard, but I AM optimistic about:

QB

Receivers

RB

OL

DL

Punting

Coaching (if Snyder gives Zorn time.)


Posted by: Corkczar | July 18, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Is there any way the Awards Committee could do anything on my behalf with the Prison Wardens, or how about showing up at my parole hearing??

Posted by: Greg | July 18, 2008 11:36 AM

We've already sent an e/m on your behalf to fourmoreyears@bush.gov. We were thinking of trying for immediate release but thought this compromise option might be more effective.

Good luck from all of us here at RI.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

nutty nads

Posted by: Anonymous | July 18, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

beep beep people

Posted by: Slug | July 18, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

beep beep people

Posted by: Slug | July 18, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas Signed and now that just leaves Fred "Never Late" Davis.......

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3495171

Posted by: Da Kid 6945 | July 18, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

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