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Posted at 4:23 PM ET, 01/12/2011

Jason Reid named new Post sports columnist

By Washington Post editors

Reporter Jason Reid, the Post's Redskins beat writer and lead blogger, has been named the paper's newest sports columnist.

In his announcement, Sports Editor Matt Vita described Reid as "one of the most hard-working, conscientious and thoughtful sports writers in the country," noting that he has covered the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, baseball's L.A. Dodgers and the Redskins during his career.

This year, Reid "demonstrated his considerable skills as an analyst and observer" by adding a weekly On Football column to his portfolio, Vita noted.

Reid will begin his new duties soon.

By Washington Post editors  | January 12, 2011; 4:23 PM ET
 
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Congrats JReid! Always nice when someone takes a step up in their profession.

Posted by: kerzon417 | January 12, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Score 1 for rumor and speculation

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 12, 2011 4:27 PM | Report abuse

J. Reid! congrats, I was actually just looking at the site's columnists page and thought it was looking a little empty there since there were farewell pieces by two names. I'm looking forward to many interesting pieces.

Posted by: Bog_Reader | January 12, 2011 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to Jason! (whatever they are)

Maybe we should retire the nickname "The Mayor" and go for a new one "Big Money."

Ahhh, well...?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 12, 2011 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Congrats Reid, I have long held the belief da mayor is a fine journo/writer but a lousy blogger. Hope they get someone to takes over RI that is more familiar with the newish medium.

1.less scraps from the notebook
2. More opinion
3. More interaction with readers
4. More multimedia
5. More conversational tone.

But I do look forward to his columns.

Posted by: chrislarry | January 12, 2011 4:57 PM | Report abuse

This is such welcome news. Reid had gotten stale in this job. I hope he can develop into a better columnist than he was a reporter, but it really seems like a long shot. Of course, his competition is Wise, Hamilton, Jenkins, Boswell. He won't touch Boswell, but can probably pass Wise and Hamilton.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean someone else will take over the blog?


Congrats either way.

Posted by: WishboneJr | January 12, 2011 4:58 PM | Report abuse

but can probably pass Wise and Hamilton.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 4:57 PM

To be fair, that's not setting the bar very high. Orson Welles with a 3 pack/day habit could pass Hamilton and Wise tweets total fabrications to demonstrate how unethical his colleagues in the media are.

Posted by: MColeman51 | January 12, 2011 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Hooray for JReid.

The RI regulars have promoted yet another blogger. Looks like whoever touches us turns to gold, eh boys?

WaPo has a weak lineup of columnists right now (exception being Boswell), so JReid could swoop in and make some noise for sure.

So is someone else going to be hired to cut-n-paste other people's info up here?


Re: Offensive line

Ryan Harris is the grab. He's played tackle, but has the tools to play guard as well. Young. Familiar in zone-blocking. And a Shanny draft pick.


Posted by: p1funk | January 12, 2011 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we should retire the nickname "The Mayor" and go for a new one "Big Money."

Posted by: _Stumped_
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So just what kinda cake is he looking at, $32K?

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 12, 2011 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Congrats, JR.

This blog seems like a good position to get promoted out of, despite the whining of its readers!

Posted by: Alan4 | January 12, 2011 5:11 PM | Report abuse

So is someone else going to be hired to cut-n-paste other people's info up here.


Posted by: p1funk | January 12, 2011 5:08 PM |

funk--The Post's internal memo said that "a strong external candidate has been identified." Hoping that means John Keim. But, at least it's fresh blood and none of the cut-ups (and paste-ups) that we already know.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 5:18 PM | Report abuse

The Post's internal memo said that "a strong external candidate has been identified."

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 5:18 PM

Wouldn't it be a scream if one of the RI regulars took the position? That would assure they'll be interactive! I can see the headline now:

"Poopy McPoop named as Post's Redskins beat writer and lead blogger..."


Posted by: Alan4 | January 12, 2011 5:26 PM | Report abuse

poor guy had to cover the clippers and the redskins

Posted by: royhperkins | January 12, 2011 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Out of all the people mentioned that will be free agents this year. I only like two. Ryan Harris, who is a great zone blocking tackle. That had pro bowl talent in that system. But after Shannahan left was forced playing in a power running game system, which do to him being kind of smallish he just didn't fit the system.

He'll go to the Seahawks or Redskins, so he can get back to his form. But more likely will chose us because Skins selected him and was most productive under him.

I'm not worried about his ankle injury he had that limited him for two seasons, he was forced back to early and got hurt again. By next year he''ll be 25 and healthy. And a bookend on the right side to pair with Trent for years to come.

And Samson Satele. Satele is a smaller more athletic center, that would fit in our offense perfectly. He has been let go by the Dolphins and now the Raiders due to his stature and not fitting a power running system. But he'll be an elite level center in our system which involves more speed and less power. Which is something he's been damned for in other places but will be rewarded for here. And at 26 he should have 3 to 4 good years left in him, especially the fact he's not injury prone.

I trust the people in power and have faith they'll go after these two guys, neither will go for anything more than a mid level contract and probably be performance based. Thats something I'm loving about the organization now, no more cap heavy guaranteed money contracts and more performance based contracts. It saves money and keeps people hungry.

Now with the pick we get from the Mcnabb and Albert trade (just a matter of time) we should have enough to move up and down the draft boards. And select some good players like guard Stephen Schilling (MICH), Caleb Schlauderaff (UTH) or center Jake Kirkpatrick (TCU) to add depth to our line and develop potential starters for the future.

Posted by: culprit59 | January 12, 2011 4:22 PM

I'm reposting this one from the previous thread because it shows an uncharacteristic level of thoughtfulness for an RI post. After it, everyone was responding to beep beep about John Keim, so it felt important to extract you all from a new level of stupid.

Posted by: dcsween | January 12, 2011 5:34 PM | Report abuse

"one of the most hard-working, conscientious and thoughtful sports writers in the country,"

Reid? Really? He must be good at hiding these traits from us. It seems to me that all he did for RI was cut and paste and write a gossip column.

And I hope Keim stays right where he is. I love his columns, and I don't want the WaPo sports editors turning him into Reid.

Posted by: NYPDee | January 12, 2011 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: culprit59 | January 12, 2011 4:22 PM

I'm reposting this one from the previous thread because it shows an uncharacteristic level of thoughtfulness for an RI post. After it, everyone was responding to beep beep about John Keim, so it felt important to extract you all from a new level of stupid.

Posted by: dcsween | January 12, 2011 5:34 PM | Report abuse


I've been barking about Ryan Harris for a while, also b/c he has the versatility and tools to play RG, so if we do lockdown Jamaal Brown for a couple years, we can play Harris at RG and move him over when the time comes.

But if "culprit" thinks we are getting a draft pick for AH, then I question his thoughtfulness...there is no market for AH now.

Posted by: p1funk | January 12, 2011 5:42 PM | Report abuse

p1funk is characteristically thoughtful.

On draft picks for AH (or McNabb), it only takes two teams being interested in a guy to make a market to trade a player for picks. That and a new CBA.

Posted by: dcsween | January 12, 2011 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Poor guy had to cover the clippers, redskins, and Milton Bradley's momma

Posted by: royhperkins | January 12, 2011 5:28 PM | Report abuse
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HAHAHAHA!

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 12, 2011 5:47 PM | Report abuse


I'd like to nominate dan steinberg for the position of RI mayor

Posted by: hessone | January 12, 2011 5:48 PM | Report abuse

As long as we're making pitches for who should take over up here, I say I want The Cindy back.

Posted by: dcsween | January 12, 2011 5:50 PM | Report abuse

In the category of guys who will not result in a trade for a draft pick, I figure Dockery is at the top of this list.

Posted by: dcsween | January 12, 2011 5:51 PM | Report abuse

p1funk is characteristically thoughtful.

On draft picks for AH (or McNabb), it only takes two teams being interested in a guy to make a market to trade a player for picks. That and a new CBA.

Posted by: dcsween | January 12, 2011 5:47 PM | Report abuse


And what teams are going to be desperate enough to try to outbid each other for a lazy malcontent like AH?

The Skins couldn't generate a trade market for him earlier in the year when he had more value at the trade deadline...what gives now that everyone knows we are going to cut him? Suddenly teams are going to be willing to pony up?

I'm sure there are a couple of teams who would be interested in AH...and when he hits the market as a free agent after we cut him, those teams will contact his agent and save their draft picks.

Posted by: p1funk | January 12, 2011 5:53 PM | Report abuse

So is someone else going to be hired to cut-n-paste other people's info up here?


Re: Offensive line

Ryan Harris is the grab. He's played tackle, but has the tools to play guard as well. Young. Familiar in zone-blocking. And a Shanny draft pick.

Posted by: p1funk | January 12, 2011 5:08 PM |

P1,

I know we had a disagreement today but that was funny.

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 12, 2011 5:55 PM | Report abuse


As long as we're making pitches for who should take over up here, I say I want The Cindy back.

Posted by: dcsween | January 12, 2011 5:50 PM |
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if it's cindy boren, I can go for that. she seems to be on the ball

Posted by: hessone | January 12, 2011 5:55 PM | Report abuse

if it's cindy boren, I can go for that. she seems to be on the ball

Posted by: hessone | January 12, 2011 5:55 PM |

Wasn't Cindy the boss before I don't remeber her putting up threads.

She would be good though.

To bad they can't get John Keim from the examiner that guy covers the Skins better then anyone from the post.

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 12, 2011 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | January 12, 2011 5:08 PM |

P1,

I know we had a disagreement today but that was funny.

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 12, 2011 5:55 PM | Report abuse


We agree that Vinny Cerratto sucked.

We disagree on whose call it really was to keep him around.

Let's focus on the common ground.

Posted by: p1funk | January 12, 2011 6:07 PM | Report abuse

The state of Post columnists is pathetic. Thomas Boswell is very good. He has a genuine home-town opinion, and his articles are extremely well researched. However, the other columnists are weak, trivial, and out of touch with the DC sports fan. Hamilton seems like a nice person, but her articles are often banal. Jenkins likes to play the devil's advocate too often, or attack the male dominance of sports. Wise just seems like a jerk. He is pompous and self-indulgent.

Not sure if Reid offers anything new, but please give us something interesting to read that isn't meant to simply shock us. Don't give us cliched articles comparing the Redskins to a Thanksgiving dinner. Don't give us articles intended to make superstars like you more.

Posted by: Finnucane | January 12, 2011 6:09 PM | Report abuse

TN seems like the only (slim) real bet to offer a pick for AH. Just to avoid a bidding war, even if it's just with one other team. That does seem unlikely, even though Fisher is on the hot seat.

I do think we should be able to get a decent pick for McNabb though. There are a lot of qb starved teams that don't want to wait 2-3 years for a kid to develop. Zona, Carolina, Minny, SF. New coaches in three of those places, who aren't going to want to lose big in their first season.

Posted by: NYPDee | January 12, 2011 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the Post complied with the Rooney Rule...proceed.

Posted by: rickyroge | January 12, 2011 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Jason, I have been a Washington Redskins fan for a long time for over eight years. I watched the team through good times and bad times. I as a fan always looked to the media for daily reports and hard-working information. You Jason Reid is one of the best beat writer I have ever seen since I read the Washington Post. Your never-ending information of sports about the Redskins has dominated all of the sports beat wirters in Washington. Your Redskins Insider provided us the fans the most intruging news we as fans wants. We care about our team. I have read your stories, saw you on TV on CSN Washington, and herd you on 106.7 the Fan. We hope you continue your success as a columinsts, hopefully becoming the next Mike Wilbon.

Posted by: shhersiluq | January 12, 2011 6:50 PM | Report abuse

What if Haynesworth went to the Giants?

Posted by: rickyroge | January 12, 2011 6:50 PM | Report abuse

I heard about this on Profootballtalk.com about an hour before it appeared here. Just kidding.
Congrats Jason. Well deserved!
Please, though, take the Redskins hate down a notch in your columns. We are suffering enough as it is. A real challenge for a journalist would be to find hope and something positive with the Redskins. I hope you are up for that challenge.
Best Wishes.

Posted by: jgarrisn | January 12, 2011 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Congrats, Jason! Keep up the great work, Jason!

Posted by: lacy41 | January 12, 2011 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Congrats, JReid!

And I concur with sween -- would love some Boren presence "up here" again.

---

Okay, so on a totally unrelated note:

My new Redskins slippers just arrived, replacing my last pair, which I wore out in a scant year and a half.

The new ones are black, made by Reebok. The back side of the tag identifies them as:

NFL MEN SLIPPER
REDSKINS-BLACK/MAROON


They shall henceforth be known as my Zorns.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 12, 2011 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Next up, David Elfin?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 12, 2011 7:24 PM | Report abuse

The state of Post columnists is pathetic. Thomas Boswell is very good. He has a genuine home-town opinion, and his articles are extremely well researched. However, the other columnists are weak, trivial, and out of touch with the DC sports fan. Hamilton seems like a nice person, but her articles are often banal. Jenkins likes to play the devil's advocate too often, or attack the male dominance of sports. Wise just seems like a jerk. He is pompous and self-indulgent.

Not sure if Reid offers anything new, but please give us something interesting to read that isn't meant to simply shock us. Don't give us cliched articles comparing the Redskins to a Thanksgiving dinner. Don't give us articles intended to make superstars like you more.

Posted by: Finnucane |

Boswell is the best by so much its not funny. I always thought he was the best because he never seemed interested in being anything other than a very good writer.

These days, local newspapers are seen as stepping stones to other media. Wilbon and Kornheiser are just a couple of examples of WaPo writers who found brighter lights and bigger $$ beyond writing. In order to break out, people need to find ways to stand out -- and usually that doesn't mean doing better journalism.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 12, 2011 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Next up, David Elfin?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 12, 2011 7:24 PM

I don't know, Zeke. Do we have that kind of luck around here?

Posted by: edvar | January 12, 2011 7:35 PM | Report abuse

TN seems like the only (slim) real bet to offer a pick for AH.

Posted by: NYPDee | January 12, 2011 6:30 PM

There was a report posted up here a few days ago that Detroit would be interested -- they'd like to pair him next to Suh. Personally, with his contract numbers for the next two years I think three or four teams will be interested in him.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 7:42 PM | Report abuse

I hear San Clemente has some issues these days....

Posted by: dcwun | January 12, 2011 3:26 PM

Well, you heard wrong my man. No issues here. You must be thinking up the road in Laguna Beach. They had some serious issues with all the rain. We were pretty much unscathed.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 12, 2011 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Jason Reid named new Post sports columnist

Obviously someone has to note the passing of our illustrious leader.

To wit: (INSERT down home black church funeral music)

Mr. Reid's untimely departure means RI moves from the hands of an adept cut-n-paster into the firm grip of uncertainity.

And as lead spokeman for the cheerful village of idiots who frequent this forum, I'd like to thank Mayor Reid for allowing various people to do his job while applying for another.

This is a unique skill, something very much like multi-tasking while driving towards a brick wall.

The blog the Mayor received wasn't worth much.

Now, it's worth a lot less.

It's become the red-headed stepchild of the WAPO's sports blogs--something pitied, but not wanted all at the same time.

The good people who populate The D.C. SportsBog have now have our swag.

We'll remember Mr. Reid's polls.

Miss the breathless Haynesworth updates.

Cherish the Nick Suisham updates.

Long for a Leigh Torrence reference.

Finger our way through tattered Antonio Pierce criticisms of Redskin managament.

Search for the "..unnamed league source.." quotes for some sign of familiarity.

(INSERT crying bloggas, sniffles, a blown nose, and loud long hissing fart from beep-beep.)

But I digress.

We wish you well as you move on to fame and prosperity, mistamayor.

Let humility and modesty color all your days.

Remember that a fake smile is the best way to mask true frustration.

And do us one simple favor: as you leave, could you take mistamoe with you?

We will miss you.

But we'll be glad he's gone.


Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Every report ended with two lines of unfounded speculation, so he's only a few hundred short of being a columnist already.

Reid

Posted by: WorstSeat | January 12, 2011 8:03 PM | Report abuse

meep meep

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 12, 2011 4:38 PM |

Oogalaboogala
My gal Jen
She does tricks for gentlemen
Sometimes nine, sometimes ten
Oogalaboogala
My gal Jen

Posted by: QuietTeeth | January 12, 2011 8:12 PM | Report abuse

These days, local newspapers are seen as stepping stones to other media.

This is true.

I was just offered a cushy job where all I had to do was write English language subtitles for the people on the MTV Show "Jersey Shore".

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully the next blogga will actually respond to replies from time to time. Jasno did for a while, which was great. The negativity got to him near the end, and he clammed up.

Posted by: swowra | January 12, 2011 4:25 PM |

The negativity got to him? That's like saying the scatology got to Poopy (actually it did, in a way he didn't intend). The negativity did get to others though and they pulled strings to get him out of their hair. Now he is sort of lost in a crowd over there at NFL.com.

Posted by: QuietTeeth | January 12, 2011 8:20 PM | Report abuse

They needed a replacement for Will Burn. Not exactly value for value but WaPo at this point is a business model of dubious value. No replacement needed for Kornholer.

Posted by: QuietTeeth | January 12, 2011 8:26 PM | Report abuse

"..scatology.."


Word game:

Logo, cat, toy, too, log, to, scat, taco, cats, goal, last, gas, as, loot, togo, loo, cast, cog, yo, cay, say, at, goo, tool, sat, gal, lay, coal, coy,...

...and perhaps the word that best describes what word games are: gay.

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Who is going to give us 24-7 Haynesworth coverage now?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 12, 2011 8:36 PM | Report abuse

I'd settle for Cindy. I've had worse, we've all had worse, and in times like these we wish we had it as bad as we use to.

I meant that in that in the best possible way.

Come back Cindy, we've all changed..

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 8:38 PM | Report abuse

But I digress.

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 7:55 PM |

You also blow it out your shorts.

Posted by: QuietTeeth | January 12, 2011 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Come back Cindy, we've all changed..

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 8:38 PM |

You also blow it out your shorts.

Posted by: QuietTeeth | January 12, 2011 8:41 PM

Diesel--

All changed? For the better or for the worse?

And that thing you asked me about last night? "are you sure?" Well, I was sure at the time. Then, after your prompt, when I checked, I wasn't so sure. Note to self: check facts, not memory, before calling people names. "You're rubber, I'm glue. Bounces off you and sticks to me."

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Come back Cindy, we've all changed..

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 8:38 PM |

Indeed. We're much, much worse.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 12, 2011 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 12, 2011 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 8:48 PM

I could have just said you were wrong and probably prevented you from running another person off the blog. However, I think the better route was to have you take the long way in which I knew you and I would arrive at the same destination but only I would have arrived a day earlier.

I hope I taught you something.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 8:57 PM | Report abuse

QuietTeeth

You also blow it out your shorts.

The low, amatuerish quality of this insult suggests that your arms are too short to box with this God.

So we'll treat this like it's our cup 'o coffee.

Go back to the minor leagues, jerk-off, and work on your game.

Unless that is all your game is.

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 8:59 PM | Report abuse

scampbell1975

I'm not saying I agree with AA.

But given that the team probably won't receive solid compensation for his services in trade, why not keep McNabb around, re-work his deal (if you can), and let a drafted kid sit behind him, not Rex.

Donnie might be done, but Rex sucks like QuietTeeth's mom in a dirty alley.

Only McNabb charges more than $20.00.

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Oh by the way, this thread is a joke right? I don't know. J Reid might be a fine columnist but he is a terrible blogga. I don't read anything else from him after all the conjecture he spews up here.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 12, 2011 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Moe- same guy every night, different handle.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 9:05 PM | Report abuse

diesel44

I'm just trying out new sock puppets.

I like 'madmoe' as it allows me to be the azzhole a lot of folks are without prompting.

'gimmiesummoe' is a retard.

'mistamoe' is a prick.

'maddengmmoe' will show up only during the Senior Bowl and draft.

I'm a lot of guys and the same guy: and idiot.

And besides: other than brownwood, who read my posts?

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 9:20 PM | Report abuse

But given that the team probably won't receive solid compensation for his services in trade, why not keep McNabb around, re-work his deal (if you can), and let a drafted kid sit behind him, not Rex.

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 9:03 PM

Because Rex plays just as well as McNabb, and for a lot less money. McNabb, sucked, Moe and he's not a bargain at Grossman's salary. He's done here. Time to get what we can and move on.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 9:21 PM | Report abuse

But I digress.

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 7:55 PM |

It's more like you digas.

A 13 yr old in Florida was arrested on 13 counts of farting in his biology class when the teacher was explaining how the sphincter muscle works. Farting in public is a Class E felony in Windham county. The defendent was remanded to Juvenile Court without bail because of severe flight risk.

The old apple don't fall too far from the tree, no?

Posted by: QuietTeeth | January 12, 2011 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Spare the rhetoric tonight...

Our PRESIDENT hit ALL the right chords tonight regarding the senseless shootings in Arizona.

RIP all of those lost.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 9:26 PM | Report abuse

beep-beep

You're right.

He'll be released and we'll get nothing but more league-wide laughter.

And tehn, it'll suck really, really, really bad if he goes somewhere else and does well.

It'll be like your wife leaving you for someone hotter than you.

That is, if such a man exists.

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 9:28 PM | Report abuse

quietTeeth

I know about that story.

It's hilarious.

I'll apologize for being rude.

But I won't apologize for being arrogant.

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 9:20 PM

Oh I know it's you Moe...I was referring to the same guy that attacks you every night yet uses a different handle.

You can use as many handles as you wish, much like talent_devaluator. Your primary goal isn't to enter this forum in an attempt to make weak slaps at others.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Moe--I don't think he'll be released. He has some trade value. Not a lot, but we'll get a pick or (conditional) two.

If he does well somewhere else, good for him. He didn't do well here, and he wouldn't improve with another year in the system. But, more likely, he'll be the next Devin Thomas.

I wish my wife would move on to the next hot thing. I need more time to devote to this blog.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Our PRESIDENT hit ALL the right chords tonight regarding the senseless shootings in Arizona.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 9:26 PM

All the right chords? Was he playing a harp, piano, or guitar?

"senseless shootings"? You sound like the media. They always reach for a meaningless tragic adjective. "Innocent people were killed." When was there an intelligent mass murder that killed only guilty people?

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Really? J. Reid? Really?

If he's got writerly talent, it aint' been evident on this blog.

Total co-sign with Finnucane 6:09 pm--Boswell is an awesome writer ("Only the game stays young," the closing line from one of his columns long ago, about semi-pro baseball players) Then the Post has a bunch of second- and third-raters.

The golden age of print journalism has come and gone. And the new 24/7 breed ain't represented by J. Reid.

Bring on Dan Steinberg or John Keim, indeed!

Posted by: farstriker | January 12, 2011 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Actually scratch Steinberg.

The angry, frustrated, hair-trigger RI horde would destroy his cool, mildly amused blog persona. Having to preside over this stew of ad hominem and scatological drunkenness would deaden the heart of any good scribe overseer.

Posted by: farstriker | January 12, 2011 9:47 PM | Report abuse

I know about that story.

It's hilarious.

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 9:31 PM |

It is. Almost as funny as when I was in this crowded elevator and some guy tries to make light of the uncomfortable situation by bringing up the fart joke and as if on key someone rips a big one. Even though everyone was headed to the ground floor there was this mass exodus at the next stop that literally bowled over the person waiting to get on. Never underestimate the power of suggestion.

Posted by: QuietTeeth | January 12, 2011 9:51 PM | Report abuse

All the right chords? Was he playing a harp, piano, or guitar?

"senseless shootings"? You sound like the media. They always reach for a meaningless tragic adjective. "Innocent people were killed." When was there an intelligent mass murder that killed only guilty people?

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 9:39 PM

The chords that tug at the strings of someone with a heart.

Maybe you can make sense of a 9 YR old and 5 others that were killed. What is clear is that you're an insignificant old man that tries too hard to be funny/contrary even when it's not appropriate to be.

Senility isn't pretty and you are an ugly old man.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 9:54 PM | Report abuse

When was there an intelligent mass murder that killed only guilty people?

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 9:39 PM |

Dude- you obviously never saw The Godfather, never watched an episode of The Sopranos, etc. You lead a very sheltered life.

Posted by: QuietTeeth | January 12, 2011 9:56 PM | Report abuse

So Jason Reid goes from copypastaing info from other reporters to getting his own column. Only in America. REAL reporters like Svrluga, Sheinin, and El-Bashir get shafted because they did not have a thing for Haynesworth. Sad

Posted by: mafafu | January 12, 2011 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for your feedback, Diesel. I'll keep it in mind.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Senility isn't pretty and you are an ugly old man.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 9:54 PM |

Careful there with the over-heated rhetoric.

Posted by: QuietTeeth | January 12, 2011 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Thoroughly enjoyable. Great to see that never-ending slammer get slammed.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 12, 2011 10:44 PM | Report abuse

There is a GOD and SHE hates Duke...

FSU 66
Duke 61

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 11:15 PM | Report abuse

I would love to see the Skins sign Samson Satele and replace rabach at center!

DONT WASTE draft picks this year on OLINEMEN such a very very weak class, fill the holes with young FA's this year!

i wanna see us trade down in the 1st couple rds for picks next year and trade some of our bums mcJOKE, fat al, "sleepy" davis, a franchised rocky and los rodgers etc for draft picks in 2012 so we will have the ammo to DRAFT ANDREW LUCK!

PASS ON QB THIS YEAR! WAIT FOR LUCK, NO QB IS REALLY WORTH IT!

I would love to see us draft RB Mark Ingram in the 1st and WR Michael Floyd in the 2nd!!

Posted by: warriorking111285 | January 12, 2011 11:42 PM | Report abuse

I hope this mean this hack is outta here where I don't have to look at his inane scribblings!!!!!!!!

Posted by: iubiquity | January 12, 2011 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Hope this means the "drama king" jreid is off the blog and WE GET AN INSIDER THAT WONT KEEP TRYING TO CAUSE STRIFE IN THE LOCKER ROOM WITH FAT AL AND MCJOKE ARTICLES EVERY SINGLE DAY NEXT SEASON!

Posted by: warriorking111285 | January 13, 2011 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Hope this means the "drama king" jreid is off the blog and WE GET AN INSIDER THAT WONT KEEP TRYING TO CAUSE STRIFE IN THE LOCKER ROOM WITH FAT AL AND MCJOKE ARTICLES EVERY SINGLE DAY NEXT SEASON!

Posted by: warriorking111285 | January 13, 2011 12:03 AM | Report abuse

I like 'madmoe' as it allows me to be the azzhole a lot of folks are without prompting.

Posted by: madmoe1 | January 12, 2011 9:20 PM

HEY! I resemble that remark!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 13, 2011 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Spare the rhetoric tonight...

RIP all of those lost.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 9:26 PM

Indeed...I just wish the BS liberal media felt the same way.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 13, 2011 12:15 AM | Report abuse

There is a God:

WP: Jason Reid to leave Redskins Insider
@PostSports

Jason Reid, who has covered the Redskins for four years, is moving on ... he'll start writing a general sports column for The Post soon.


Even the guys at the extremeSkins blog are thrilled. Dude is universally hated by Redskins fans.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 13, 2011 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Gotta love Moe. His wit keeps this blog promising.

On another earlier topic, I hope to return to the Salt Lake City (Sandy, Draper) area to retire. The weather there is great. You have both summer & winter with no humidity, God's country if I ever saw it. The mountains, the landscapes are beautiful.

Posted by: msrent | January 13, 2011 12:23 AM | Report abuse

On another earlier topic, I hope to return to the Salt Lake City (Sandy, Draper) area to retire. The weather there is great. You have both summer & winter with no humidity, God's country if I ever saw it. The mountains, the landscapes are beautiful.

Posted by: msrent | January 13, 2011 12:23 AM

Funny that you would mention Utah and God's country together. Are you a Mormon?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 13, 2011 1:03 AM | Report abuse

No, not a Mormon. But hey are some (not all) good people. They will not take you in, so to speak, but will also not infringe on you either. A friend of mine when I first moved to Utah told me "the best thing about Utah is the Mormons, the worst thing about Utah is the Mormons." To some degree, that statement is true. The God's country reference is to the shear beauty of the place,

Posted by: msrent | January 13, 2011 1:10 AM | Report abuse

Scott, The house I had there wasn't big. But, I could look out the front picture window (and all the windows in the front bedrooms) at the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, from the back of the house you looked out over the Salt Lake Valley. We (my family) loved the place.

Posted by: msrent | January 13, 2011 1:15 AM | Report abuse

I lived in SoCal for a couple years before Utah. The weather there is hard to beat. I would have to chuckle a bit when co-workers would have heavy coats on because it was going to be 60 degrees high in LA.

Posted by: msrent | January 13, 2011 1:36 AM | Report abuse


Just as well. Some of the hate here had grown stale toward Reid. Need flesh blood for all the Shadenfreuders here.

Seriously, congratulations Jason.

Posted by: TheCork | January 13, 2011 1:48 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to Reid. Good to know that a career in cutting and pasting can lead to such big things.

Kidding. Congrats for real, though.

Hopefully, this is a chance for the WaPo to improve in more ways than one...get an actual blogger to do the blog and get a writer like Reid to actually focus on writing. If he's a good columnist and pushes the likes of Tracee Hamilton and Mike Wise off the page, then it's a textbook case of win-win.

Best of luck, JReid.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 5:22 AM | Report abuse

There is a GOD and SHE hates Duke...

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 12, 2011 11:15 PM


Here, let me fix that for you:

There is a GOD and SHE went to Duke...

Duke 71
Maryland 64

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 5:56 AM | Report abuse

There is a GOD and SHE went to Duke...

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 5:56 AM


First off, if God were a woman then rain would be red.

Secondly, if God went to Duke I'm fairly certain the school wouldn't adopt the nickname "Blue Devils". That would be kinda like a Skins fan creating a man cave and then calling it Cowboy Paradise. Just something to consider...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 6:05 AM | Report abuse

He looked the most like Wilbon of anybody on the staff.

He was a shoe in.

He'll be replaced by Coney Tornhymen.

Posted by: Thinker_ | January 13, 2011 6:07 AM | Report abuse

There is a GOD and SHE went to Duke...

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 5:56 AM


First off, if God were a woman then rain would be red.

Secondly, if God went to Duke I'm fairly certain the school wouldn't adopt the nickname "Blue Devils". That would be kinda like a Skins fan creating a man cave and then calling it Cowboy Paradise. Just something to consider...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 6:14 AM | Report abuse

Sorry about the repost...damn losable type...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 6:17 AM | Report abuse

Secondly, if God went to Duke I'm fairly certain the school wouldn't adopt the nickname "Blue Devils".

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 6:05 AM

Brownwood--

Well, hate to contradict you, but.... The team was renamed in honor of a French Infantry Unit -- Les Diables Bleu -- from World War I. This occurred AFTER God graduated, although God loves irony and approved of this twist:

As World War I ended, Duke's Board of Trustees, then called the "Trinity College Board of Trustees", lifted their quarter century ban of football on campus leading to an interest in naming the athletic teams.[20] The team was then known as the Trinity Eleven, the Blue and White, or the Methodists (as opposed to the Baptists of nearby rival Wake Forest University). Because of the ambiguity, the student newspaper, the Trinity Chronicle (now called The Chronicle) launched a campaign to create a new mascot. Nominations for a new team name included Catamounts, Grizzlies, Badgers, Dreadnaughts, and Captains. The Trinity Chronicle editor narrowed the many nominations down to those that utilized the school colors of dark blue and white. The narrowed list consisted of Blue Titans, Blue Eagles, Polar Bears, Blue Devils, Royal Blazes, and Blue Warriors. None of the nominations proved to be a clear favorite, but the name Blue Devils elicited criticism that could potentially engender opposition on campus. That year, the football season passed with no official selection.

During the 1922–1923 academic year, campus student leaders and the editors of the two other student publications, The Archive and The Chanticleer, decided that the newspaper staff should decide the name on their own because the nomination process had proved inconclusive. Editor-in-chief William H. Lander and managing editor Mike Bradshaw began referring to the athletic teams as the Blue Devils. Though the name was not officially used that year, no opposition to the name arose, not even from the Methodist Divinity School. The Chronicle's staff continued to use the name and eventually “Blue Devils” became the official mascot and nickname of the Duke athletic program.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 6:24 AM | Report abuse


beep-beep + duke = dead horse

Posted by: hessone | January 13, 2011 6:33 AM | Report abuse

Beep, part of me is impressed you'd go to such lengths for a joke...the other part of me is wondering why you haven't been institutionalized yet...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 6:39 AM | Report abuse

congrats mr. reid...awesome.

Posted by: fat_back | January 13, 2011 7:05 AM | Report abuse

Analyzing QBs in the draft

By: John Keim

Wrote a story in the print edition taking a look at some quarterbacks the Redskins could consider in the draft, whether at No. 10 overall or in the second round or later. Yes, some guys are left off the list. But here's a look at six guys, with analysis from Russ Lande, a former NFL scout who now heads the Sporting News draft coverage and runs the website GMJr.com.


Auburn's Cam Newton


Lande: “There are a lot of things here that would fit. Mike looks at the highlight reel. He believes in grading the flashes. That’s what this kid is. I thought he played terrible [vs. Oregon]. And he probably has more baggage than any other QB that has come out. You never had a guy that had tons of baggage and I heard he has a lot. At the same time he is exactly what Shanahan looks for: big, athletic, with a cannon arm. He can get outside the pocket and throw on the move. He’s not easy to sack in the pocket. I could see him jumping on him and saying, ‘I’ll show these people I can turn him into a star, look at the people who have failed Tebow and Alex Smith and Vince Young. I’ll show them.’ I respect Mike because he’s developed a lot of players that others thought had no chance of playing at this level, but I wouldn’t even consider Newton in the first round.”

Arkansas' Ryan Mallet


Lande: “Another guy I could see Shanahan falling in love with. Huge kid, rocket for an arm, makes throws that make your jaw drop. In that first quarter of the Sugar Bowl he made two or three throws that only guys in the NFL could make. He can make throws almost no QB can make. He’s going to be a guy Shanahan falls in love with. If the mistakes and the interceptions and those things don’t scare him off, I can see him being a guy the Redskins can jump on.”

On his lack of mobility: “Shanahan would use a lot of moving pockets, just two or three step rolls to move him a little away to get away from pressure. He can do enough of that. Every quarterback will get pressure. I don’t think he’ll make it in the NFL; I think he’ll fail. I don’t think he’s consistent enough. His accuracy goes all over the place when he doesn’t have a clean pocket and the littlest thing being off, whether he can’t stride or he rushes his throw and the ball is not going where he wants it to be. That’s what happens with tall quarterbacks. But he probably has a better arm than anyone in the draft in terms of ability to place the ball. When he does everything perfectly, he looks like the best thrower. That will entice teams and cause someone to fall in love with him. He made throws that made you say, ‘Holy sh—‘ When he has his feet and there’s no one around him and he has space, he makes throws regularly that look easy. That’s what’s so enticing about him.”

more...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 7:07 AM | Report abuse

Missouri's Blaine Gabbert


Lande: “I love the kid. There’s so much I love about him; he’s an athletic kid with good size. He doesn’t have a rare arm like Newton or Mallet. He’s very accurate most of the time. He comes from the spread offense, so he’s not used to doing a lot of things. He’ll have to adjust to going through progressions and stuff like that. He has a lot of tools to be a good quarterback. I like him a lot. I think he’s a much safer pick than Mallet or Newton. He’d be a better pick for the Redskins. I don’t know if he fits what Mike wants. He loves guys who can throw it a country mile. But [Matt] Schaub and Gabbert are similar. Physically there are similarities: athletic guys who make throws on the move. I can see Kyle saying Schaub had success with us, this kid will be awfully good.


“But there are some things he doesn’t do overly well. Any guy out of that offense will have concerns about calling all the protections and going through progressions because they rarely had to do that in college. Physically there are no concerns. He can be an accurate thrower. His accuracy at times is off, similar to all Missouri guys. At times he throws flat-footed and doesn’t stride. He’ll catch the ball, take a quick look and just torque his upper body and when he does that he loses accuracy. If you don’t stride and follow through, you’re inaccurate."

Delaware's Pat Devlin


Lande: “Mechanically, he’s off the charts. He has great mechanics. My issue is he’s not a big-armed kid. I’d say he has an average NFL arm. I don’t know how good he’ll be making that deep throw down the field that Shanahan likes. He’s athletic and can get out of the pocket. For whatever reason I don’t know if he doesn’t sense or feel the pressure consistently, but despite being the athlete he is, he gets sacked a lot and either doesn’t feel it or is late reacting to it and it’s frustrasting to me because I like the kid. The earliest I’d look at him is the third round.

“He and Mallet are two of the best at leading their receivers into throws. When you look at Gabbert, Newton and Locker, they throw to the receiver. Devlin would fit a lot of the things the Redskins do because he sets up quickly, he has good mechanics and he makes the short to intermediate throws with accuracy and zip. But they like to roll out and throw deep balls. That’s where he would have trouble. At the same time, once you’re out of the top rounds you don’t get a quarterback who can do those things.”

more...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 7:09 AM | Report abuse

Nevada's Colin Kaepernick

Lande: “The guy I think Shanahan could fall in love with, if he doesn’t take a quarterback in the first round, is [Kaepernick]. He’s probably a better athlete than Newton or Locker, or at least faster, and he has a big arm. He’s a super intelligent kid. I could see him falling in love and he could be a guy the target in the second round. I could see him totally being a Shanahan guy. Some team will call in love with him and take him in the first 15-20 picks in the second round. He will knock people’s socks off in the interviews. He’s an amazing young man. He’s 6-foot-6 and had a verified 40—time of 4.37 seconds. Look at the teams that love these running quarterbacks. He has the character and the size and the arm strength and the rare athletic ability. He will be the riser.”


On where he has pause: “It’s just the system. It’s another guy, the Vince Youngs, Alex Smith, Tim Tebow, Cam Newton. It’s a run-option offense and no one’s made it so far and that’s what scares me most. If I were to bet, I think he might be the one that makes it. I wouldn’t take him in the first round, even though he might be my No. 2 QB in the draft.”

Washington's Jake Locker


Lande: “He’s a tremendous physical talent. I was very hopeful that he was going to become a superstar. As a junior he looked so good. He looked like he does now, but that was in his first year playing in a real offense. I thought he’d be unbelievable as a senior. The problem was he was the same guy. He didn’t make strides in terms of decision making or accuracy. He has great mechanics. But if you have good mechanics and you’re inaccurate most of the times it’s just that you’re an inaccurate thrower. That’s the biggest concern with him. I love a lot about him. He’s a tremendous kid with a great work ethic and character. He has everything you want. But I don’t know if he’s accurate and he takes gambles with the ball and throws into spots you can’t.

“I have a hard time with Locker because I want him to succeed because he has everything you want. But when he plays, he’s not as good as he should be. That’s sort of what’s frustrating to me. I could see Shanahan falling in love with him in a heartbeat, but I don’t know if he’d be willing to take that gamble in the first round.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/nfl/2011/01/analyzing-qbs-draft#ixzz1Aut1BP00

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 7:11 AM | Report abuse

I wonder how Les Diables Bleu fared in 1940?

Posted by: MColeman51 | January 13, 2011 7:11 AM | Report abuse

I wonder how Les Diables Bleu fared in 1940?

Posted by: MColeman51 | January 13, 2011 7:11 AM

I believe that in 1940 they changed their name to Les Terrapins des Maryland. I'll get back to you with the link to Wikipedia.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 7:30 AM | Report abuse

*tap, tap*

Is this thing on?

Based on the above analysis of the QBs available in the draft, it looks like our best bet is Kaepernick in Round 2. Then we can address O-line/D-line with the 10th pick. Hopefully nobody goes all Josh McDaniels and reaches for him late in the 1st round...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 8:11 AM | Report abuse

The Chronicle's staff continued to use the name and eventually “Blue Devils” became the official mascot and nickname of the Duke athletic program.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 6:24 AM
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I just don't understand why they don't call themselves the "dirt devils" since their football team sucks so bad.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/nfl/2011/01/analyzing-qbs-draft#ixzz1Aut1BP00

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 7:11 AM
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Thanks Brown. It's a good read. Glad to see not all of the world is willing to trade everything but the kitchen sink for Cam Newton. I really don't think the Redskins should go after a QB in the high rounds, and I don't know if I can back Kaepernick as a pick. He seems like too much of a reach. Didn't know about the high sack total on Devlin. I thought he would be a good developmental project but the high sacks issue is a concern.

Is it me, or does it seem a little weird that everyone says Shanahan will be ga-ga over a scrambling quarterback? I'd say Elway, Plummer and Cutler were fairly quick, agile quarterbacks, but certainly their scrambling ability was nowhere close to that of this Kaepernick kid or Cam Newton. Don't get me wrong: I think Shanahan is looking for a guy that can roll out and evade contact, but that doesn't seem to scream run option quarterback.

I don't think there is much that separates the QB's coming out in this draft. Maybe a good thing for the Redskins to do is look what is other teams' cupboards today and try to arrange a trade. They could probably get Tony Pike from Carolina for a song. He's strictly a developmental project but I think he has potential. They could sign Quinn or Leinart in free agency. These guys are still young enough to say they have unrealized potential. Seems to me, this would be a good way to go next year when the team should really focus on improving both lines.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 8:26 AM | Report abuse

RSH, mostly agree...but the only guy I think is worth trading for is the Flynn kid in GB. Otherwise, we need to draft a guy who will only know "The Redskin Way" (provided the Redskins even know what The Redskin Way is).

Looks to me like a lot of people were counting on Luck coming out this year and that he was the main reason for so much hype about this QB Class of '11. If that's true, then I'm not exactly sure where the Skins look to for QB help.

I wasn't keen on the idea at the time, but it's looking more and more like the Skins should have traded up to get Bradford...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Based on the above analysis of the QBs available in the draft, it looks like our best bet is Kaepernick in Round 2. Then we can address O-line/D-line with the 10th pick. Hopefully nobody goes all Josh McDaniels and reaches for him late in the 1st round...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 8:11 AM

I agree. But we still have the combine and the incredible draft hype machine. All this stuff will change, repeatedly between now and then. One thing's for sure from your post: Keim is the best guy covering the Redskins. Hope he ends up running this blog!

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Hope he ends up running this blog!

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 8:40 AM

I thought you ran the blog beep? Where are you going?

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Keim is the best guy covering the Redskins. Hope he ends up running this blog!

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 8:40 AM


That's about as likely as the Redskins hiring the next Mike Tomlin...if they had the kind of attention to detail necessary to make that sort of hire, it would have been made long before now...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 8:47 AM | Report abuse

brown, good stuff on the qb's...put me down for Colin in the 2nd, or someone giving up the farm to come up to get him....

snow blowers RULE...shovels drool...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | January 13, 2011 8:49 AM | Report abuse

brown, good stuff on the qb's...put me down for Colin in the 2nd, or someone giving up the farm to come up to get him....

snow blowers RULE...shovels drool...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | January 13, 2011 8:49 AM
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Real men shovel, girly men blow...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Real men shovel, girly men blow...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 8:51 AM

I swept yesterday morning...where does that fall in this?

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 8:55 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to nominate dan steinberg for the position of RI mayor

Posted by: hessone | January 12, 2011 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Disclamer: All decisions regarding RI have to go DIRECTLY through our blog 'leader', beep-beep, that is all.....

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 8:58 AM | Report abuse

I wasn't keen on the idea at the time, but it's looking more and more like the Skins should have traded up to get Bradford...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 8:35 AM
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Could be. I still think Bradford is fragile. He suffered thirty less hits than Redskin QB's this year, so if Washington had drafted him, they would have had Heyer at left tackle all season because they couldn't have drafted T. Williams. They would have probably ended the season with a sack of broken bones at quarterback. I keep getting back to fixing the offensive line first, because no QB is going to be very effective behind this offensive line. I believe the Redskins should go after the offensive line this offseason with a purpose, aiming for over, over kill in addressing the problem. I know they need a nose tackle, but they need to move with the idea in mind that they will emerge with lines on both sides being able to play at a high level.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:00 AM | Report abuse

All right! I'm happy for you JReid! You do an awesome job here on RI.

I'm glad you're staying in house instead of flying the coop for the NFL network like JLaC did.

On RI, you have always done a great job. I hope you enjoy your new gig.

Posted by: heyjoe728 | January 13, 2011 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Real men shovel, girly men blow...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 8:51 AM

I swept yesterday morning...where does that fall in this?

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 8:55 AM
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If you swept, you don't even deserve to talk about it. Go back to sleep and let the grownups have a conversation.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to The Mayo!

His journalism skills are considerable; much better served in that medium. I wish him nothing but success on his new veture.

Can we get a blogger this time?

Thanks!

Posted by: DikShuttle | January 13, 2011 9:03 AM | Report abuse


I'd like to nominate dan steinberg for the position of RI mayor

Posted by: hessone | January 12, 2011 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Disclamer: All decisions regarding RI have to go DIRECTLY through our blog 'leader', beep-beep, that is all.....

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 8:58 AM |

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then we'll be getting a college educated mayor, one that will have a diploma from duke

Posted by: hessone | January 13, 2011 9:03 AM | Report abuse

All right! I'm happy for you JReid! You do an awesome job here on RI.

I'm glad you're staying in house instead of flying the coop for the NFL network like JLaC did.

On RI, you have always done a great job. I hope you enjoy your new gig.

Posted by: heyjoe728 | January 13, 2011 9:02 AM
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Heyjoe, I haven't seen you post around here before, so how do you know if Reid has done a great job? You obviously weren't around for the forty days of Haynesworth hell that Reid put us through or the 1000 posts on the Edwin Williams mug shot. Rookies. Can't live with them, can't flush them.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:06 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to nominate dan steinberg for the position of RI mayor

Posted by: hessone | January 12, 2011 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Disclamer: All decisions regarding RI have to go DIRECTLY through our blog 'leader', beep-beep, that is all.....

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 8:58 AM |

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then we'll be getting a college educated mayor, one that will have a diploma from duke

Posted by: hessone | January 13, 2011 9:03 AM
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Home of the Dirt Devils?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Edwin Williams flashbacks... noooooooooooooooooooooooo

Posted by: DikShuttle | January 13, 2011 9:09 AM | Report abuse

then we'll be getting a college educated mayor, one that will have a diploma from duke

Posted by: hessone | January 13, 2011 9:03 AM

God (a Duke graduate) forbid! You just described John Feinstein, a Duke graduate who should have gone to UNC.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to the Mayor.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 13, 2011 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Go back to sleep and let the grownups have a conversation.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:02 AM

Yeah...I wish!

It was just a hypothetical question...of course...

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to the Mayor.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 13, 2011 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Jason Reid, congrats man, but I can't wait to see who the NEW cutting and pasting RI Editor is.

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 9:11 AM | Report abuse


then we'll be getting a college educated mayor, one that will have a diploma from duke

Posted by: hessone | January 13, 2011 9:03 AM
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Home of the Dirt Devils?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:09 AM |
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home of the deviled eggs, dyed blue at easter

Posted by: hessone | January 13, 2011 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Sweet now we get our Haynesworth fix in the big boy articles, jk good luck Reid.

This QB class is terrible simply terrible. Get Ricky Stanza or someone that will fall in the latter rounds. There are to many meat and potato players in this draft to not pick up more o and d line in the early rounds.

So many great players are going back to school, this draft is starting to look fairly bare.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 13, 2011 9:12 AM | Report abuse

they need to move with the idea in mind that they will emerge with lines on both sides being able to play at a high level.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:00 AM


You'll never hear me argue against that.

The Bradford thing is hindsight, so I don't spend much time thinking about that...just kinda frustrating to be stuck without a long-term solution at QB (or short-term, for that matter) when we spent two picks to address that spot already. Unless we luck up with an undrafted kid or late round pick, I don't see where we go from here without taking away from building the lines...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Go back to sleep and let the grownups have a conversation.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:02 AM

Yeah...I wish!

It was just a hypothetical question...of course...

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 9:11 AM
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Up here in snow country, we never joke about snow removal.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:14 AM | Report abuse

So many great players are going back to school, this draft is starting to look fairly bare.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 13, 2011 9:12 AM


Yeah, I'm not sure why that is...I thought MORE kids would come out now since there's a good chance there's a rookie cap in the next CBA. You'd think they'd wanna come out now and get paid...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Great! Now all the whiners up here can complain about the next person in line to do the RI blog!

Posted by: Rypien11 | January 13, 2011 9:19 AM | Report abuse

they need to move with the idea in mind that they will emerge with lines on both sides being able to play at a high level.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:00 AM


You'll never hear me argue against that.

The Bradford thing is hindsight, so I don't spend much time thinking about that...just kinda frustrating to be stuck without a long-term solution at QB (or short-term, for that matter) when we spent two picks to address that spot already. Unless we luck up with an undrafted kid or late round pick, I don't see where we go from here without taking away from building the lines...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 9:13 AM
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Well, the good news about building the offensive line is Shanahan believes in a run-first philosophy. If the running game is clicking, it will take the pressure off of Grossman or the scrub-to-be-named-at-a-later-date who will be at quarterback.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Yeah but there also a possibility of no NFL. Although i still dont see that happening.
It would be really interesting to find out what different prospects are hearing.
Like what did Blaine Gabberts advisers tell him compared to that of Lucks advisers???

Posted by: Stu27 | January 13, 2011 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, I'm not sure why that is...I thought MORE kids would come out now since there's a good chance there's a rookie cap in the next CBA. You'd think they'd wanna come out now and get paid...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 9:17 AM | Report abuse

I'm not sure how it works, but I don't think they can sign contracts until a new CBA is in place.

If that's the case then they are probably worried about a lockout. They won't get paid if there's no football.

Either way, the CBA will be done before they take a snap.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 13, 2011 9:22 AM | Report abuse

The Bradford thing is hindsight, so I don't spend much time thinking about that...just kinda frustrating to be stuck without a long-term solution at QB (or short-term, for that matter) when we spent two picks to address that spot already.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 9:13 AM

Curious about your take on this. You're convinced McNabb can still be a top QB. You're also convinced that Shanahan is still an upper echelon coach.

I don't want to debate the merits of either statement.... given those assumptions, however, why would Shanahan relegate McNabb to return only as a backup, when the starter is still unknown?

Why wouldn't he just say, "I'll have an open competion at the starting QB position"?

Posted by: Alan4 | January 13, 2011 9:25 AM | Report abuse

If the running game is clicking, it will take the pressure off of Grossman or the scrub-to-be-named-at-a-later-date who will be at quarterback.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:20 AM

And hopefully take the pressure off the defense as well.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Or for a more socio economically challenging decision what AJ Greens people told him and what Blackmons people told him.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 13, 2011 9:26 AM | Report abuse

msrent

Gotta love Moe. His wit keeps this blog promising.


Thanks for the kind words.

And on that note, I'll head back to the dull powerpoint presentation I was giving to a room full of teachers before my bathroom break...

...ciao

Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 13, 2011 9:26 AM | Report abuse


And on that note, I'll head back to the dull powerpoint presentation I was giving to a room full of teachers before my bathroom break...


...ciao

Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 13, 2011 9:26 AM |
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thoughts of poopy_mcpoop just ran thru my head

Posted by: hessone | January 13, 2011 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Congrats Reid. Sounds like the columnist gig is a better fit anyway.
And no to Kiem or Kiem or however you spell it. His analysis is okay, but dude is boring. Besides, he starts sentences with the word "listen." As in: Listen, defensive stats are overrated. Not a problem for most of you, but I don't read aloud.

Posted by: mack1 | January 13, 2011 9:30 AM | Report abuse

The Bradford thing is hindsight, so I don't spend much time thinking about that...just kinda frustrating to be stuck without a long-term solution at QB (or short-term, for that matter) when we spent two picks to address that spot already.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 9:13 AM

Curious about your take on this. You're convinced McNabb can still be a top QB. You're also convinced that Shanahan is still an upper echelon coach.

I don't want to debate the merits of either statement.... given those assumptions, however, why would Shanahan relegate McNabb to return only as a backup, when the starter is still unknown?

Why wouldn't he just say, "I'll have an open competion at the starting QB position"?

Posted by: Alan4 | January 13, 2011 9:25 AM
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My two cents is I don't think McNabb showed all he can be this season. I think he has more left in his tank and he can be successful in the right system. Having said that, he's not so much better than Grossman than the team is going to keep him around for a big payday. My intuition is they trade him or cut him, but the labor talks could shed an entirely different light on that subject.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Nevada's Colin Kaepernick

Lande: “The guy I think Shanahan could fall in love with, if he doesn’t take a quarterback in the first round, is [Kaepernick]. He’s probably a better athlete than Newton or Locker, or at least faster, and he has a big arm. He’s a super intelligent kid. I could see him falling in love and he could be a guy the target in the second round. I could see him totally being a Shanahan guy. Some team will call in love with him and take him in the first 15-20 picks in the second round. He will knock people’s socks off in the interviews. He’s an amazing young man. He’s 6-foot-6 and had a verified 40—time of 4.37 seconds. Look at the teams that love these running quarterbacks. He has the character and the size and the arm strength and the rare athletic ability. He will be the riser.”


On where he has pause: “It’s just the system. It’s another guy, the Vince Youngs, Alex Smith, Tim Tebow, Cam Newton. It’s a run-option offense and no one’s made it so far and that’s what scares me most. If I were to bet, I think he might be the one that makes it. I wouldn’t take him in the first round, even though he might be my No. 2 QB in the draft.”

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I haven't seen him play. I know some respected bloggers(if there is such a thing) are high on Kaepernik. 4.37 speed is great, but at 6'6" I doubt if he is much of a scrambler, at least in the MVick mode. Intelligent with a big arm...I like that part. Sounds like he has great character, which is necessary to be a leader. I'm OK with using the 2nd pick for a QB. But not the #10 pick. We need a top athlete for our front 7 D.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2011 9:34 AM | Report abuse

good riddance J. Reid, now we might get some real info up here. Halsell that wrote the OL break down, looks good to me, he provided some really good info, unlike the Mayor.

Just say no to Lavar...

Posted by: mhartz1 | January 13, 2011 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Would have helped a lot if they had worked out the CBA before the draft declaration deadline.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 13, 2011 9:37 AM | Report abuse

RSH:
"Having said that, he's not so much better than Grossman than the team is going to keep him around for a big payday."


Most people agree Grossman is a backup quality QB. So you're eliminating the assumption that McNabb can still be a top QB in the NFL?

Posted by: Alan4 | January 13, 2011 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Up here in snow country, we never joke about snow removal.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:14 AM | Report abuse

My doctor told me that I developed 'tennis elbow' from all the shoveling last February, and that's no joke!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Curious about your take on this. You're convinced McNabb can still be a top QB. You're also convinced that Shanahan is still an upper echelon coach.

I don't want to debate the merits of either statement.... given those assumptions, however, why would Shanahan relegate McNabb to return only as a backup, when the starter is still unknown?

Why wouldn't he just say, "I'll have an open competion at the starting QB position"?


Posted by: Alan4 | January 13, 2011 9:25 AM

I think that was a calculated effort by Shanahan to let McNabb know he's done here.

mhartz, if LaVar took over the blog, you would get my heartfelt goodbye to this forum for good...I'm sure I can find better ways to raise my blood pressure to the point of implosion than to read his inane ramblings....

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 9:43 AM | Report abuse

My doctor told me that I developed 'tennis elbow' from all the shoveling last February, and that's no joke!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 9:41 AM

You should have used a shovel instead of your tennis racquet.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 9:43 AM | Report abuse

My doctor told me that I developed 'tennis elbow' from all the shoveling last February, and that's no joke!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 9:41 AM

Well monk...you were supposed to use a shovel...not a racquet...duh.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 9:44 AM | Report abuse

monk, I've had that before, that sucks...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | January 13, 2011 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Could be. I still think Bradford is fragile. He suffered thirty less hits than Redskin QB's this year, so if Washington had drafted him, they would have had Heyer at left tackle all season because they couldn't have drafted T. Williams. They would have probably ended the season with a sack of broken bones at quarterback. I keep getting back to fixing the offensive line first, because no QB is going to be very effective behind this offensive line. I believe the Redskins should go after the offensive line this offseason with a purpose, aiming for over, over kill in addressing the problem. I know they need a nose tackle, but they need to move with the idea in mind that they will emerge with lines on both sides being able to play at a high level.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:00 AM | Report abuse

I was in your position 12 months ago, RSH, but I'm not there anymore. Shanny has his scheme, and I think he has made progress with our OL. We need to resign WMont, but I'm OK with Lichtensteiger, either at LG or C. We'll make a decision on JBrown, either to resign him or a FA replacement. That leaves Rabach, who needs to be replaced in starting lineup. I think they will dip into FA for that guy. We have OT Oldenburg coming back from IR. I have no idea what he brings. But we have Cook and Capers as youth for depth.

There don't seem to be any great OL prospects in this draft. I think we need to focus on NT, DE or LB with #10, and allow some of our OL to develop.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2011 9:45 AM | Report abuse

There don't seem to be any great OL prospects in this draft. I think we need to focus on NT, DE or LB with #10, and allow some of our OL to develop.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2011 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Agreed with Front 7 D with #10. But this class is projected to have quality and depth at the Center position, which we sorely need.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 13, 2011 9:51 AM | Report abuse

congrats to reid,like i said the post needs young, hungry columist and reporters instead of people who continue to rehash, comlaints they have about ncaa play offs and hipicrtical ethic points of veiw because they have to make adeadline and really have nothing new to say, hey! we may even get a veiw of what younger sports fans really think.

Posted by: rwest828hope | January 13, 2011 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Shanny has his scheme, and I think he has made progress with our OL. We need to resign WMont, but I'm OK with Lichtensteiger, either at LG or C. We'll make a decision on JBrown, either to resign him or a FA replacement. That leaves Rabach, who needs to be replaced in starting lineup. I think they will dip into FA for that guy. We have OT Oldenburg coming back from IR. I have no idea what he brings. But we have Cook and Capers as youth for depth.

There don't seem to be any great OL prospects in this draft. I think we need to focus on NT, DE or LB with #10, and allow some of our OL to develop.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2011 9:45 AM


Agreed...if we can pick up Ryan Harris, he can play RG or RT...either way, we can use him. Keim has said repeatedly that Lichtensteiger is better at C than G, so if we had to go with him at C for a year we could do worse. If Brown is healthy and effective and there's no sophomore slump from TWill, the O-line may not be quite as bad as we think...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Curious about your take on this. You're convinced McNabb can still be a top QB. You're also convinced that Shanahan is still an upper echelon coach.

I don't want to debate the merits of either statement.... given those assumptions, however, why would Shanahan relegate McNabb to return only as a backup, when the starter is still unknown?

Why wouldn't he just say, "I'll have an open competion at the starting QB position"?


Posted by: Alan4 | January 13, 2011 9:25 AM | Report abuse

I think Shanny will have an open competition. And I think Shanny is sitting in a strong position...

1. 2 QB's signed for 2011..DMac and Beck.

2. Negotiate with Sexy...no one else is bidding for him, he wants to come back, thinks he might be a starter, but Shanny is in a strong negotiating position.

3. Look at the draft for a future QB. Other teams don't know what Shanny is planning. He may take someone at #10, may wait til rd 2, might not do anything.

4. During entire process, he can look at trade possibilities for DMac, or possibly someone he likes who would be available, such as Alex Smith.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2011 10:09 AM | Report abuse

was in your position 12 months ago, RSH, but I'm not there anymore. Shanny has his scheme, and I think he has made progress with our OL. We need to resign WMont, but I'm OK with Lichtensteiger, either at LG or C. We'll make a decision on JBrown, either to resign him or a FA replacement. That leaves Rabach, who needs to be replaced in starting lineup. I think they will dip into FA for that guy. We have OT Oldenburg coming back from IR. I have no idea what he brings. But we have Cook and Capers as youth for depth.

There don't seem to be any great OL prospects in this draft. I think we need to focus on NT, DE or LB with #10, and allow some of our OL to develop.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2011 9:45 AM
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Not with you on this. I think we saw such horrible play on the offensive line for the beginning of the year that we became satisfied with the slight improvement they had at the end of the season. This unit gave up a bunch of sacks and an unbelievable number of QB hits last year. Modest improvement is no where near good enough - they need quantum improvement if they are going to compete. This is the one thing they can do that will make a huge change in how the offense plays. They have got to get better there.

As for no top OL's in this draft, it does look that way right now, but this will change. I think it takes a little longer for the scouts to review the tape on offensive line play and offensive linemen ultimately rise as we get through the combine and closer to the draft. Guys like Brian Bulaga, Bruce Campbell, and Mike Iupati all rose as we got closer to the draft. If there isn't an OL rated as high as ten by the time the draft rolls around, I am sure there will be a nose tackle. As long as the Redskins show some love for offensive linemen in the rounds after that, I still think it could be a successful draft.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 10:14 AM | Report abuse

My doctor told me that I developed 'tennis elbow' from all the shoveling last February, and that's no joke!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 9:41 AM

Well monk...you were supposed to use a shovel...not a racquet...duh.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 9:44 AM
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I cry "mis-diagnosis". Clearly, you were suffering from "chicken-choker elbow", considering the lack of the gentler sex at the monastery. Your injury was totally unrelated to snow shoveling - unless that is slang for whacking the pud.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Clearly, you were suffering from "chicken-choker elbow", considering the lack of the gentler sex at the monastery. Your injury was totally unrelated to snow shoveling - unless that is slang for whacking the pud.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 10:17 AM

Can't be. He's in one of those orders that has a lot of young altar boys -- St. NMBLA -- for this purpose. More likely it has to do with jamming his hand into socks and typing.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

More likely it has to do with jamming his hand into socks and typing.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 10:23 AM

Not funny beep...Sock Puppet Syndrome is serious.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 10:28 AM | Report abuse

My doctor told me that I developed 'tennis elbow' from all the shoveling last February, and that's no joke!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 9:41 AM

You should have used a shovel instead of your tennis racquet.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 9:43 AM | Report abuse

My doctor told me that I developed 'tennis elbow' from all the shoveling last February, and that's no joke!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 9:41 AM

Well monk...you were supposed to use a shovel...not a racquet...duh.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 9:44 AM | Report abuse


Same thought huh? Did you slip beep-beep a 'mickey' one night and recruit him Play???

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Same thought huh? Did you slip beep-beep a 'mickey' one night and recruit him Play???

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 10:28 AM

Notice who posted the thought first? Your little sock puppy copied off my paper.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Man I hate the guys we always get in our area. Pretty much all of them suck. Reid is one of the worst, yet he gets a bigger job?

Posted by: dlts2041 | January 13, 2011 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Same thought huh? Did you slip beep-beep a 'mickey' one night and recruit him Play???

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 10:28 AM

Not sure what's going on...he agreed with me the other day too...I don't like it.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Clearly, you were suffering from "chicken-choker elbow", considering the lack of the gentler sex at the monastery. Your injury was totally unrelated to snow shoveling - unless that is slang for whacking the pud.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 10:17 AM

Can't be. He's in one of those orders that has a lot of young altar boys -- St. NMBLA -- for this purpose. More likely it has to do with jamming his hand into socks and typing.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, never touched a tennis racket or an alter boy. We have special alter girls for the lifting of the 'ceremonial rod'. We're a special group of monks. The Anhieser Monks don't follow the traditional codes. I know I just ruined your fantasy of me with an alter boy beep, guess you'd better just stick to fantasies of Micheal Jackson and Macully Culkan sleepovers!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Great point about Bradford. I was trying to make the same point about Desean Jackson. Just because a player is good somewhere else doesn't mean that player will be good here. It's that mentality that has lead to so many free agent and draft busts.

Speaking of free agency, I believe that we need to fill as many needs as we can inteligently fill through free agency. There are a lot of young players that would fit our schemes. We need to get on that. This may be one of the few years where you actually can build through free agency. There are a lot of young linebackers and offensive linemen that would do well here.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2011 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Notice who posted the thought first? Your little sock puppy copied off my paper.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 10:32 AM

Seems I'd be the perfect candidate for the new RI opening!

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Clearly, you were suffering from "chicken-choker elbow", considering the lack of the gentler sex at the monastery. Your injury was totally unrelated to snow shoveling - unless that is slang for whacking the pud.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 10:17 AM

Can't be. He's in one of those orders that has a lot of young altar boys -- St. NMBLA -- for this purpose. More likely it has to do with jamming his hand into socks and typing.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, never touched a tennis racket or an alter boy. We have special alter girls for the lifting of the 'ceremonial rod'. We're a special group of monks. The Anhieser Monks don't follow the traditional codes. I know I just ruined your fantasy of me with an alter boy beep, guess you'd better just stick to fantasies of Micheal Jackson and Macully Culkan sleepovers!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 10:37 AM
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Denial is a river in Egypt and the real truth rests somewhere between you, Playaction, and that jar of vaseline on your night stand.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of free agency, I believe that we need to fill as many needs as we can inteligently fill through free agency. There are a lot of young players that would fit our schemes. We need to get on that. This may be one of the few years where you actually can build through free agency. There are a lot of young linebackers and offensive linemen that would do well here.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2011 10:39 AM
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I agree, but without a new union contract, free agency is just one big, convoluted picture.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 10:45 AM | Report abuse

"Reid will begin his new duties soon."

Has he begun his old duties yet?

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Denial is a river in Egypt and the real truth rests somewhere between you, Playaction, and that jar of vaseline on your night stand.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Beep, get your sock puppet in line, he's trying to teach me geography and kiddy porn rolled into one, pretty discusting fetish if you ask me......

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 10:50 AM | Report abuse

"Reid will begin his new duties soon."

Has he begun his old duties yet?

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 10:48 AM | Report abuse

I just hope the 'new guy' doesn't let the new threads get to almost 1,000 comments again, thought we were gonna have a melt-down here.

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 10:55 AM | Report abuse

How can you assume Ryan Harris can play gaurd? Hasn't he played RT his whole NFL carreer?

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 13, 2011 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Denial is a river in Egypt and the real truth rests somewhere between you, Playaction, and that jar of vaseline on your night stand.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Beep, get your sock puppet in line, he's trying to teach me geography and kiddy porn rolled into one, pretty discusting fetish if you ask me......

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 10:50 AM
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So, you are saying you are a kid?

BTW, I don't have any sock puppets. I have a mono-polar disorder.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 10:56 AM | Report abuse

How can you assume Ryan Harris can play gaurd? Hasn't he played RT his whole NFL carreer?

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 13, 2011 10:55 AM

Good point, 4th. But how about this for flexibility: He is a devout Muslim who was raised as a Unitarian and attended a Catholic university.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 11:01 AM | Report abuse

RSH has it out for the SPG today...very frisky this morning!

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

How can you assume Ryan Harris can play gaurd? Hasn't he played RT his whole NFL carreer?

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 13, 2011 10:55 AM


I don't follow the Broncos at all, but I read somewhere (probably here) that he started out as a RG and moved to RT.

Even if he's a younger, more athletic Artis Hicks I say we make a run at him...dude already knows the system so worst case scenario he's good for depth.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 11:22 AM | Report abuse

ding dong the witch is dead. must have been a pitiful list of candidates for the column gig if reid was the winner.

Posted by: the_shocker1 | January 13, 2011 11:25 AM | Report abuse

How can you assume Ryan Harris can play gaurd? Hasn't he played RT his whole NFL carreer?

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 13, 2011 10:55 AM

I don't think anyone is assuming that per se, but when he came out of college his draft prospects listed him as a potential tackle or guard in the NFL.

He was groomed to play RT, but he knows the zone blocking scheme. He's roughly the same size as Chris Kuper (the RG in Denver) and bigger than Kory LIchtensteiger, but athletic enough to play tackle in the zone-block.

The point is that he knows the overall scheme, and if he's athletic enough to play tackle in it, then he's athletic enough to play guard in it.

Sure there will be a learning curve, but this whole team and organization in on a learning curve.

But if we sign him to play RT flat out, then I'd be all for that. He's about 5 years younger than Jamaal Brown and already knows the scheme.

Posted by: p1funk | January 13, 2011 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Some noise that the Dolphins are looking at Ray Childress to be their O-coordinator.

If so, then I think we have another potential "taker" for McNabb.

Dolphins are definitely in "win-now" mode and don't have much faith in any of their current QBs.

Posted by: p1funk | January 13, 2011 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Nice article on Jamal Brown. Looks like he wants to come back. OK BA, your up, get her done!

At this point I openly admitted to Brown that, as a Redskins fan, it would be a shame to see him hobbled for half of the season and then leave town as soon as he fully recovers and returns to his Pro Bowl form.

“I want to be back here in Washington,” he said. “It’s a good place and Coach Shanahan is a proven coach. I like playing for him. We’ve got to get a few things ironed out at other positions, but I hope I’m able to stay here.”

The thought of the Redskins lining up you and Williams, a fellow Oklahoma Sooner who you’re very close with, as the bookend tackles for the next few years has to be exciting to you, right?

“Definitely, and I hope the Redskins feel that way too,” Brown said. “Get me back here and then we’ve got Trent too. That’s a good starting point.”


http://www.homermcfanboy.com/2011/01/13/jammal-brown-has-unfinished-business/

Posted by: kerzon417 | January 13, 2011 11:34 AM | Report abuse

RSH has it out for the SPG today...very frisky this morning!

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, wanna-bes get jealous every now and then. We might have to start body-slamming people pretty soon Devon to keep them in line.

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Awesome!

Posted by: lavar609 | January 13, 2011 11:38 AM | Report abuse

RSH has it out for the SPG today...very frisky this morning!

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, wanna-bes get jealous every now and then. We might have to start body-slamming people pretty soon Devon to keep them in line.

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 11:38 AM | Report abuse

How can you assume Ryan Harris can play gaurd? Hasn't he played RT his whole NFL carreer?

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 13, 2011 10:55 AM
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I think you could take most tackles in the zone blocking scheme and move them to guard. Remember when Heyer came in to play guard at one point this year, and, without ever having played guard before, did pretty well? If you want an analogy: playing guard is like playing in a phone booth, and playing tackle is like playing in the same phone booth with one door open. I know I am oversimplifying it because there is a lot of pulling and stuff that the guards are asked to do in this scheme, but the tackles are asked to do the same things plus have the footwork to ward off any outside pass rushers.

If the team re-signs Jammal Brown and then signs a guy like Harris, I think they should consider moving Brown inside - not Harris. I've noticed Brown tends to stiffen up later in the game and starts to straight leg it because of that hip injury (wouldn't be surprised if he had some minor surgery to remove scar tissue in the offseason). He's not as agile as he was in his younger playing days and could extend his career by moving inside. Remember, Mike Williams was a bust at tackle, but showed some promise at guard. Brown could follow the same path. In fact, if you sign Harris at RT, move Brown inside to RG, move Montgomery to center, move BMW to LG and keep Trent Williams at LT, you could have a big offensive line with a little mobility. I would look for plan "B" and plan "C" if I employed this scenario because there are a lot of ifs.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 11:41 AM | Report abuse

We might have to start body-slamming people pretty soon Devon to keep them in line.

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 11:38 AM

I'll go get the tables ladders and chairs after I grab some lunch.

SAVE GRAHAM GANO!

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to Reid. He can't be any worse then Tracee Hamilton, right?

Posted by: gandorfdapirate | January 13, 2011 11:47 AM | Report abuse

“Definitely, and I hope the Redskins feel that way too,” Brown said. “Get me back here and then we’ve got Trent too. That’s a good starting point.”

http://www.homermcfanboy.com/2011/01/13/jammal-brown-has-unfinished-business/

Posted by: kerzon417 | January 13, 2011 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the link Kerzon. I like Brown for coming out and saying he wants to play for Shanahan. I agree he played better in the second half of the season, but I don't think he is 100%. Any smart player in contract negotiations is not going to talk about his limitations, but the fact is, he is still gimpy.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Nice one J.Reid,keep up the good work; it all seems like yesterday when you kicked off RI with a one day multiple posts, loved it then and now. Good luck in your new venture.

Posted by: abxinc | January 13, 2011 11:51 AM | Report abuse

... I think we need to focus on NT, DE or LB with #10 ...

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2011 9:45 AM

dit-to

Posted by: dcsween | January 13, 2011 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to Reid. He can't be any worse then Tracee Hamilton, right?

Posted by: gandorfdapirate | January 13, 2011 11:47 AM
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You can't compare the two - they're not in same weight class. It's like asking if Ali was better than Sugar Ray...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I don't think the backup plan would be too difficult. I think you would just keep Heyer and Liechtenstein then sign a free agent with some NFL experience and a developmental prospect.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2011 11:56 AM | Report abuse


http://www.homermcfanboy.com/2011/01/13/jammal-brown-has-unfinished-business/

Posted by: kerzon417 | January 13, 2011 11:34 AM

That was a good article on Jamal. I, for one, hope we bring him back.

Posted by: wireman65 | January 13, 2011 11:56 AM | Report abuse

RSH has it out for the SPG today...very frisky this morning!

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 11:02 AM
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SPG = Sock Puppet Girls?

Guys - er girls, be nice. All I did was suggest Monklet's injury was mis-diagnosed and now you call me a sock puppet, a wannabe, and frisky? I am so misunderstood.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

We might have to start body-slamming people pretty soon Devon to keep them in line.

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 11:38 AM

I'll go get the tables ladders and chairs after I grab some lunch.

SAVE GRAHAM GANO!

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Ok, it's a plan!

Speaking of lunch, I have a craving for french fries!

SAVE DERRICK DOCKERY!!!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Analyzing QBs in the draft

But here's a look at six guys, with analysis from Russ Lande, ...

Arkansas' Ryan Mallet

Lande: “Another guy I could see Shanahan falling in love with. ...

Missouri's Blaine Gabbert

Lande: “I love the kid. There’s so much I love about him; ...

Nevada's Colin Kaepernick

Lande: “The guy I think Shanahan could fall in love with, ... I could see him falling in love ...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 13, 2011 7:11 AM |

Bottom line is that this Lande guy is telling us that Shanahan is gay (not that there's anything wrong with that).


Posted by: dcsween | January 13, 2011 12:02 PM | Report abuse


draft d-line and o-line

SAVE THE WHALES-SAVE THE WHALES-SAVE THE WHALES!!!!!

Posted by: hessone | January 13, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I don't think the backup plan would be too difficult. I think you would just keep Heyer and Liechtenstein then sign a free agent with some NFL experience and a developmental prospect.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2011 11:56 AM | Report abuse

We've got PLENTY of backups - Hicks, Montgomery (who plays as a G/C).

And Cook/Capers are already the developmental projects.

Truth be told if we re-sign Brown, and grab Ryan Harris, I think we can put together a fine starting line for next season with the pieces we have and can avoid going Oline with our higher picks.

We can focus those higher picks on 3-4 talent to fill out our defense - NT, OLB. Or a playmaker at WR.

I don't think we are drafting a QB. I think we'll have Rex, Beck and someone like Alex Smith in camp duking it out for the starting job. The Shanny-way is to develop mid-career QBs. Cutler was the exception, not the norm.

Posted by: p1funk | January 13, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I don't think the backup plan would be too difficult. I think you would just keep Heyer and Liechtenstein then sign a free agent with some NFL experience and a developmental prospect.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2011 11:56 AM
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Agree on Heyer. I don't believe in Lichtensteiger at all. I've heard about how "he gets to the second level and takes on linebackers" and that would be great if he was taking care of business up front, but he's a speed bump for any bull rushing tackle. The interior of this offensive line is the sickest. The middle of the pocket gets pushed back too easily. Review some tape and you will see the quarterbacks backing out of the pocket more times than not because it is collapsing in front of them. I saw Lichtensteiger and Rabach on their backs a lot, and although Montgomery holds up at the point of attack better, I believe he could be replaced or moved to center. No, in my mind, a decent guard will beat out Lichtensteiger very easily.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS PRESS OFFICE TO OVERSEE WAPO BLOG

ASHBURN, VA -- With the imminent departure of Redskins Insider blog monitor Jason Reid and long concerned about their lack of access to any real news about the Redskins, editors at the Washington Post have decided to subcontract the care and feeding of its hometown football blog to the Redskins press relations office.

According to one editor for the Post, "Except for an occasional bit of confusion from our self-appointed stats geek, we weren't really able to come up with much in the way original content about the Redskins anyway. They pretty much had us locked out of the locker room -- and restricted our access to the Redskins players and coaching staff in so many other ways too, that we were reduced to cutting and pasting our so-called news from other sources. So we finally figured, well, if we can't beat 'em, then we'll need to join 'em."

Thus, effective Monday the 17th of January, the Redskins press relations office will become solely responsible for any content posted to the blog -- and will maintain a 24-hour staff that is trained and ready to review, monitor and moderate any postings from the general public.

Additionally, from this date forward the Redskins Insider blog will be governed by a new set of rules that include prohibitions on posting anything negative about team owner Dan Snyder, head coach Mike Shanahan and his supporting staff, or starting tight end Chris Cooley and his smoking hot wife.

Additionally, bloggers will be prohibited from speculating about the possible fates of Albert Haynesworth, Donovan McNabb, Clinton Portis, or Rocky McIntosh -- nor will they be allowed to question the wisdom of any of the coaching staff, schemes or play-calling.

Likewise, there will be no reporting allowed from anywhere but the team’s formally organized press assembly areas – as reporters will be prohibited from visiting the team’s locker rooms, practice fields, sidelines, offices, restrooms, parking lots and general seating areas.

Finally, all posts from Monday forward must begin with the salutation -- "In the glorious name of Dan the Beneficent..." -- a phrase the Post editors explain is only a modest reflection of the newspaper’s new-found regard and respect for Dan Snyder and his minions.

Posted by: Vic1 | January 13, 2011 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I was thinking that Lichtenstogie would be the backup center when Rabach was let go.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse

draft d-line and o-line....SAVE THE WHALES-SAVE THE WHALES-SAVE THE WHALES!!!!!


400 possible FAs means there will be a lot of different fish to choose from.

And the thing is, the vast majority of the FAs will be guys under 27.

I suggest we snag the whales while they're still small fish.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 13, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Congrats to Reid. He can't be any worse then Tracee Hamilton, right?

Posted by: gandorfdapirate | January 13, 2011 11:47 AM
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You can't compare the two - they're not in same weight class. It's like asking if Ali was better than Sugar Ray...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 11:52 AM
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which one's the heavyweight?

Posted by: BootneyFarnsworth | January 13, 2011 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I was thinking that Lichtenstogie would be the backup center when Rabach was let go.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2011 12:20 PM
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Yeah, I know he is versatile and has playing experience. It's just the thought of watching him get manhandled another season just makes me want to puke. I think I understand what Shanahan sees in him, but I just think he is pretty one dimensional as an offensive lineman. I hope he packs on some muscle/pounds in the offseason and comes back to prove me wrong, but the guy has been in the league for a few years now. I'm thinking he's reached his potential - and it wasn't much of a reach.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

“In other offenses, a guy can make a mistake and the play still goes on,” Brown continued. “But everything in this offense has to be in synch, so it’s important to keep some of these offensive linemen that we have. As you could see, as games went on we got better and better. We got better at running the ball and at pass protection because we started to gel with each other. That’s a big thing in this league – having a line that plays together consistently.”
Jammal Brown, from homermcfanboy article

RSH, this is why I want to basically keep the same OL, sans Rabach. Continuity. These guys are learning to play together. I would be happy to pick up Wisnieski(sp) in the second round, but I think we will really add a C/G in FA, so we won't need to draft any OL this year.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Vic1,
I don't often read through your lengthy missives... but that one's pretty funny!

Posted by: Alan4 | January 13, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

400 possible FAs means there will be a lot of different fish to choose from.

And the thing is, the vast majority of the FAs will be guys under 27.

I suggest we snag the whales while they're still small fish.


Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 13, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I don't think you can call Mankins a 'small fish', looks like he ate a ton of small fish!

SAVE THE CLOWN FISH!!!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 12:31 PM | Report abuse

We've got PLENTY of backups

Posted by: p1funk

Yup, except here, most of them are called STARTERS

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2011 12:32 PM | Report abuse

RSH, this is why I want to basically keep the same OL, sans Rabach. Continuity. These guys are learning to play together. I would be happy to pick up Wisnieski(sp) in the second round, but I think we will really add a C/G in FA, so we won't need to draft any OL this year.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2011 12:30 PM
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I don't think the offensive line is that close in terms of talent. My personal opinion is Shanahan needs a top five offensive line for his scheme to really start dominating. They're not close.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Whales are mammals.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

monk811

I don't think you can call Mankins a 'small fish', looks like he ate a ton of small fish!....SAVE THE CLOWN FISH!


Then let's call our hunt for good lineman "Finding NEMO: the right guard remix."

Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 13, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I was thinking that Lichtenstogie would be the backup center when Rabach was let go.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse


Only problem is that Shanny seems to think very highly of both these players. I rember him saying(fwiw, he may have been lying) that Rabach was playing well when our oline was at its very worst in the early mid part of the season.
I really hope that at least Casey is gone but i wont be suprised if both them are starting next year.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 13, 2011 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Miss. Meth Bust

Jenn Sterger and 2 other female New York Jets workers have already been emailed her mugshot by Mr. Favre.

Apparently, she looks like a one-eyed snake.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 13, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse


good god, I'd make a horrible GM, but please, start with the d-line and o-line this offseason.

Posted by: hessone | January 13, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Come on Rocket Surgeons,

Polish your resumes and fire them off to the POST today! You too can be the next RI Bloggist, and subject to the bleats of the unpaid masses anxious and willing to expose your every flaw and vilify you with their own brand of snarkishness and hate. It's a rare opportunity to be invited under the velvet rope to join the Media Elite you despise.

Why? Because that's what RI is all about--opportunities for geniuses and knuckleheads alike. Just think of the opportunity it may present for you. After a few years in the torture chamber, JLAC is a TV commentator and Reid was promoted to Columnist.

Be sure to include lotsa clips from your posts here.

MistaMoe? Funk? Monk? Beep-beep? Get to it!

Cork

Posted by: TheCork | January 13, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Will Smith told me to congratulate his "Uncle Phil".

Currently representing on Washington Post Live...you're destined for "Around the Horn!

Posted by: Stevie-J | January 13, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

How can we be posting articles about FA o-linemen when we've got the WILLIAMS', MIKE and EDWIN, and CLINT OLDENBURG coming back with ERIC COOK and SELVISH CAPERS coming up. Plus BROWN will be a beast now that he's familiar with the system. We're good on the o-line. And HEYER....well, what can you say, great no? No need of draft choices or FA's. Can't wait for 2011 season to begin.

Posted by: glawrence007 | January 13, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Oh and suck on it, LeBron.

CLIPPERS WIN!!! LA 111 Miami 105

(Cut me some slack, the other teams I root for are Rutgers and hte Redskins.)

Posted by: TheCork | January 13, 2011 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Jammal Brown will be Pittsburgh's Left Tackle next season.

Stick that in your library and book it!

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 13, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse


The WR draft corp just got thinner. Blackmon decided to matriculate his senior year.

Posted by: TheCork | January 13, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Stu27

Only problem is that Shanny seems to think very highly of both these players...

And therein lies the rub for all the folks hating on the redskin o-line.

Remember:

Williams--rookie

Litchenstieger--1st time starter

Montgemory--1st time starter


3 of the 5 starters who finished the season as starting offensive linemen essentially are rookies, despite 2-4 years of NFL experience.

They spent the final games of the season season facing very strong d-lines in New York, Dallas, and Minn., and, predictably had success/failure.

And what you have to realize is that Shanahan might think an offseason will only allow them to reflect and improve the way that a lot of NFL young'ns did between thier 2nd and 3rd year as starters.

We all might think the offensive line needs two young vet starters added to the mix.

But Shanny might feel all the group needs is time--and his word is law.

And there lies the conflict between coaching and the fanbase's limited patience.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 13, 2011 12:50 PM | Report abuse


Oh and suck on it, LeBron.

CLIPPERS WIN!!! LA 111 Miami 105

(Cut me some slack, the other teams I root for are Rutgers and hte Redskins.)

Posted by: TheCork | January 13, 2011 12:45 PM |
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it's basketball, who gives a rats ass ?

Posted by: hessone | January 13, 2011 12:50 PM | Report abuse

How can we be posting articles about FA o-linemen when we've got the WILLIAMS', MIKE and EDWIN, and CLINT OLDENBURG coming back with ERIC COOK and SELVISH CAPERS coming up. Plus BROWN will be a beast now that he's familiar with the system. We're good on the o-line. And HEYER....well, what can you say, great no? No need of draft choices or FA's. Can't wait for 2011 season to begin.

Posted by: glawrence007 | January 13, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Edwin Williams go to Chicago? Isn't he starting?

Posted by: FedorEm | January 13, 2011 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Chris Cooley and his smoking hot wife.
Posted by: Vic1 | January 13, 2011 12:13 PM

You almost had me until you talked about "Chris Cooley and his smoking hot wife."
LOL! Nice piece.

Posted by: abxinc | January 13, 2011 12:54 PM | Report abuse

theCork

It's a rare opportunity to be invited under the velvet rope to join the Media Elite you despise.

I am already in a velvet straight-jacket.

Why would I need to get behind a rope?


Posted by: gimmesummoe | January 13, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

How many 3-4 LBs are actually going to make it to FA?

I'm thinking these will be resigned:

Lemarr Woodley
David Harris
Tamba Hali
Paul Posluszny
Tavares Gooden

Who could we realistically pick up?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Jammal Brown will be Pittsburgh's Left Tackle next season.

Stick that in your library and book it!

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 13, 2011 12:48 PM

>>> per profootballtal.com per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

It’s easy to see why [Pittburgh's LT Jonathan] Scott doesn’t want to talk about [Terrell] Suggs: The last time the Steelers played the Ravens, Suggs repeatedly abused Scott, hitting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger five times and registering 1.5 sacks.

Posted by: dcsween | January 13, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Soooooo...what happens during this RI transition period...more links to the Tailgate Zone and The League? A daily dose of the Roster Analysis features? Do we get to keep the stats NERD...or is Reid taking him with him? What gives?

Posted by: PlayAction | January 13, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

We've got PLENTY of backups

Posted by: p1funk

Yup, except here, most of them are called STARTERS

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2011 12:32 PM | Report abuse


my point exactly

And more to the point, I think we can grab a couple starters in FA, and then not have to worry about Oline in the draft - or at least not at the top of the draft.

Posted by: p1funk | January 13, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe? Funk? Monk? Beep-beep? Get to it!

Cork

Posted by: TheCork | January 13, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse


I've said it before and I'll say it again.

I'm happy and comfortable residing in the accountability-free anonymity of the comments section.

Posted by: p1funk | January 13, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

This is such welcome news. Reid had gotten stale in this job. I hope he can develop into a better columnist than he was a reporter, but it really seems like a long shot. Of course, his competition is Wise, Hamilton, Jenkins, Boswell. He won't touch Boswell, but can probably pass Wise and Hamilton.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 12, 2011 4:57 PM
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Why throw Tracee under the bus with Wise?

Tracee is my boo!

Jenkins can kick rocks.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | January 13, 2011 1:07 PM | Report abuse

How can we be posting articles about FA o-linemen when we've got the WILLIAMS', MIKE and EDWIN, and CLINT OLDENBURG coming back with ERIC COOK and SELVISH CAPERS coming up. Plus BROWN will be a beast now that he's familiar with the system. We're good on the o-line. And HEYER....well, what can you say, great no? No need of draft choices or FA's. Can't wait for 2011 season to begin.

Posted by: glawrence007 | January 13, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Edwin Williams go to Chicago? Isn't he starting?

Posted by: FedorEm | January 13, 2011 12:51 PM
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Yes. Oldenburg has been kicking around the league for awhile so I am not sure he is anything at all. Cook and Capers spent most of the year on the practice squad and didn't get snagged by another team, so, the prognosis isn't so good for them. Remember, a lot of these guys played the second half of the preseason games and they were not very good.

No one seems to know if Mike Williams is coming back and/or how effective he will be. Brown and Heyer are not under contract, so throw them into the free agent pool. Lichtensteiger and Rabach are speed bumps for defensive linemen.

If you don't think this team needs some fresh meat on the offensive line you are just not paying attention. The offensive line gave up 46 sacks (28th in the league) and had 108 quarterback hits (31st in the league) this season. In comparison, the offensive line we thought was flat out horrible in Zorn's last year gave up the same number of sacks and 12 less hits to the QB.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Is Mike Shanahan really just a Chinese mother? I swear I could see substituting a surprisingly small number of things in this article to make it about Shanny.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576059713528698754.html

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2011 1:10 PM | Report abuse

And he must be cheaper than Wilbon.

Posted by: poppysue85 | January 13, 2011 1:10 PM | Report abuse


Only problem is that Shanny seems to think very highly of both these players. I rember him saying(fwiw, he may have been lying) that Rabach was playing well when our oline was at its very worst in the early mid part of the season.
I really hope that at least Casey is gone but i wont be suprised if both them are starting next year.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 13, 2011 12:39 PM
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Stuie, what is he going to say during the regular season with no better options? I read that Shanahan and his coaches were reviewing all of the tape for 2010. If you look at the tape honestly with no prejudices, the play of the offensive line pretty much speaks for itself. Lichtensteiger and Rabach spent more time on their backs than a French hooker.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

No one seems to know if Mike Williams is coming back and/or how effective he will be.


Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 13, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse


If Dockery was too big an oaf for this scheme, I can't imagine "Big" Mike Williams faring any better.

Posted by: p1funk | January 13, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse

The WR draft corp just got thinner. Blackmon decided to matriculate his senior year.

Posted by: TheCork | January 13, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse


Doh!

That's surprising. I can't see him improving on this year's performance.

(I'm pretty sure he's gonna be a junior, not a senior).

I guess they're telling him that Green and Jones are going to go ahead of him, and he's angling to be the top WR in the draft.

Posted by: p1funk | January 13, 2011 1:27 PM | Report abuse

The WR draft corp just got thinner. Blackmon decided to matriculate his senior year.

Posted by: TheCork | January 13, 2011 12:49 PM

Malcolm Floyd (SD) and James Jones (GB) become UFA.

Posted by: dcsween | January 13, 2011 1:28 PM | Report abuse

How can we be posting articles about FA o-linemen when we've got the WILLIAMS', MIKE and EDWIN, and CLINT OLDENBURG coming back with ERIC COOK and SELVISH CAPERS coming up. Plus BROWN will be a beast now that he's familiar with the system. We're good on the o-line. And HEYER....well, what can you say, great no? No need of draft choices or FA's. Can't wait for 2011 season to begin.

Posted by: glawrence007 | January 13, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Patience, gl. Get a good young athletic nucleus, and allow them time to mature. TW-22, KL-25,Wmont-27, JB-29, cook-23, capers-25,Oldenberg-27. Too often, we have given up on developing OL, and gone out and tried to get someone in FA. Let's let these guys develop some continuity. They were playing better in the last few games.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2011 1:28 PM | Report abuse

beep-beep

Posted by: beep-beep | January 13, 2011 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Be sure to include lotsa clips from your posts here.

MistaMoe? Funk? Monk? Beep-beep? Get to it!

Cork

Posted by: TheCork | January 13, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I call genius, and that means beep is the knucklehead! hahaha

Actually, I don't think they wanna read my NERD/SAVE THE WHALES/SPG schtick that I spew. In fact, they might just kick me out if they read my nonsense! No thanks, I'll stick to being an underling!

Posted by: monk811 | January 13, 2011 1:38 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather draft well and supplement any parts that don't look promising from last year's draft with free agency and no free agents who are over 28.

we addressed by left tackle, right tackle, and center in last year's draft. the Left looks promising, the Right (Capers) and Center (Cook) not so much. We've already addressed RT in free agency with Brown. So we need to address C in free agency as well.

We need to draft QB, OLB, DE, G, RB, WR in that order.

This assumes that Barnes moves to FS and we go into the next season with Barnes, Harris, Moore at FS, and Landry, Doughty, Horton at SS. We're not going to keep all 6, so let them duke it out.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | January 13, 2011 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Congrats Jason!!!!!! Keep grilling Shanahan his time here is going to be short

Posted by: BeatDontStop | January 13, 2011 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Hurray for Jason Reid. He put up with a lot ... almost as much as Chico Harlan ... ~smiles~

Posted by: periculum | January 13, 2011 9:15 PM | Report abuse

^21^

Congrats J Reid.

YOU ARE AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE A BETTER COLUMNIST THAN WILBON ANYDAY.

Posted by: COLUMBIASKINS | January 14, 2011 9:09 AM | Report abuse

I hope someone is hired and assigned just to review his work for grammatical mistakes and duplications. I've never seen a writer (on the Sports page or otherwise) with more mistakes than Reid.

Just sayin...

Posted by: dc1020008 | January 14, 2011 11:01 AM | Report abuse

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