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Don't Expect Mitchell to Leapfrog Thomas

With Malcolm Kelly's ascension to the starting flanker position, there has been a lot of buzz about whether impressive rookie wideout Marko Mitchell also could pass Devin Thomas on the depth chart.

Thomas disappeared mentally for a couple of weeks during the preseason, providing an opening for Kelly to put a stranglehold on the first-team wideout position opposite split end Santana Moss. While Kelly displayed his athleticism and a knack for making tough catches in traffic, Thomas appeared to lack interest in winning the position battle he held the lead in at the outset of camp.

In fact, Thomas's lackadaisical approach was so troubling to some in the organization that several people, inside and outside the building, told Thomas to get his head in the game. Thomas got it together and responded well. He made plays in the passing game against the New England Patriots and showed a spark on kickoff returns in place of injured special-teams standout Rock Cartwright.

Thomas showed enough to impress coaches and maintain his place in the offense, which I don't expect him to lose any time soon.

Although Mitchell made plays in the preseason, he still has a lot to learn and now the big spotlight comes on with the start of the regular season. Thomas has big-time potential, the Redskins believe, and they're going to give him opportunities to prove what he can do. Mitchell will have to wait his turn.

"I like Marko a lot, and Marko is going to help this team, but Devin has a lot of ability," quarterback Jason Campbell said. "It's not that Devin can't play. He can definitely play. Devin just needs to understand he has to be ready on every play.

"I think he's doing a better job with that. I think he sees that and he's really going to take advantage of his opportunities. I know we're definitely going to need him. We're going to need everybody to try to take this offense, and this team, where we want to go."

The injury report

Carlos Rogers and Mike Williams fully participated in practice for the Redskins; Kevin Dockery, Adam Koets, Aaron Ross and Clint Sintim did not practice for the Giants.

By Jason Reid  |  September 10, 2009; 5:30 PM ET
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Comments

First time ever

Posted by: TheJury | September 10, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Leapfrog Thomas? Shoot, a few months ago we didn't even expect him to make the team.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

This is all premature. Time will tell. If DT continues to be inconsistent or lacks the progress expected while Mitchell continues looking as good as he has, then Mitchell will bump DT. JReid, why am I reminded here of earlier scoffs on Mason, BEFORE HE MADE THE TEAM?

Posted by: pgugino | September 10, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

At Last Some Respect, For Whats It Worth An Intesting Article @ PFT, Check It Out!

Hail
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/10/titans-steelers-tonight-redskins-steelers-in-february/#comments

Posted by: Spanglerg | September 10, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

REPOST:

9-7. RANDY THOMAS is already on one leg. RINEHART? Well, let's see what you got bro'. BTW, that little bit of chin music you got going looks BA-A-A-D-D-D, and that's good. Here's hope your play is the same.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 10, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Yeah buddy!!!! Mr. MITCHELL might light a fire under THOMAS' azz yet. Alright for now, but he's gonna' have a h--- of a fight keeping MARKO off the field in two years barring injuries of course. MITCHELL's got as much genuine talent as DEVIN IMO, more heart and smarts, and wins the gusto competition hands down. No more talk DEVIN. WIN your way onto the field, and earn that faith the management bestowed upon you.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 10, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

fwiw, my FF tonight has Chris Johnson and the Steeler defense. It'd like to be happy on at least one front tonight ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

I am hoping more that a little controversy between Portis and Betts. It doesnt seem that Portis has had any fire the last season or two. It could come from the fact that he is the only true viable option at RB...or thats what he thought.

Betts will maybe spark him up a bit this year...heres hoping

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 10, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Spanglerg:

Did you read the comments? Several are priceless. LOL. Thought the assembled motley crew might get off on this one - Redskins? Are you insane? Or did I miss the news about Dan Snyder selling the team? Whew. Laughter is good for the soul. That's mine for today unless you dudes and dudettes come up with a bigger one.....

Hey what's so funny LAWRENCE? I can hear the snickers now. And that ain't candy.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 10, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Curz ... on PR instead of ARE. Perhaps Westbrook, Tryon, Moore or .... Marcus Mason. Not sure who is the best choice since I didn't get to see any of these guys. Still, the Skins didn't make a serious effort to put another guy back there instead of ARE. Zorn shoulda put his foot down on that one.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE women.

I even married one.

But the trouble with women, in general is they get pregnant.

And when they get pregnant, some loving relative throws them a baby shower.

And if you're a relative, and it's for men AND women, you have to go, even if there won't be a stripper.

And sometimes these woman don't know ANYTHING about football.

So they schedule the Shower DIRECTLY OPPOSITE the Giants game.

Aiyeeee...

Which is why TiVo is the greatest invention of all time.

Posted by: TheCork | September 10, 2009 6:13 PM

Posted by: TheCork | September 10, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Cork, you missed the point. He's the one who feels superior to people, not me. I need to spend more time here to get that good superior feeling.

Of course, every time I'm about to feel superior, you come along and knock me down a few pegs.

Posted by: talent_evaluator |

And I feel awful about it. I enjoy your posts. You're one of the ones I'd most like to have a beer with, and remember my old Mantra

We kid because we love (but not in a gay way)

Posted by: TheCork | September 10, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Cork,

I am in the same situation...new wife and kid on the way.

But thats why we dated for three years so we can get the "its me or the redskins" issue out of the way early. The last two seasons I missed one game because of siomething she scheduled. It was a five generation family reunion...Its when they played the Patriots.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 10, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

play whoever deserves to play for Washington

A little Sean Taylor to get Skins fans ready for Sunday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXV9FLE8vTg&feature=related

HAIL

Posted by: retroskins14 | September 10, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

the CORK:

Whew, you had me goin' for a second, "but not in a gay way." I can relax now.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 10, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

You're one of the ones I'd most like to have a beer with

Posted by: TheCork | September 10, 2009 6:16 PM

Here's the deal. You're there, I'm here. Mail me an engraved portrait of Andrew Jackson, autographed by the Secretary of the Treasury, and I'll go out and order beer for both of us. I'll do it while you're at the baby shower.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Finally a little respect:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/10/titans-steelers-tonight-redskins-steelers-in-february/

Titans-Steelers tonight, Redskins-Steelers in February
Posted by Mike Florio on September 10, 2009 4:39 PM ET
Now that we're part of the semi-legitimate media, we need to behave like the semi-legitimate media and pretend that we know what we're talking about when it comes to predicting the teams that will make it to the postseason.

The reality is that no one knows what will happen, primarily because the only certainty is that injuries will screw up everything.

We often criticize so-called experts who base their predictions too heavily on the outcome of the prior season, so we've picked our Super Bowl teams in part by playing it safe and in part by thinking beyond the box.

Our best guess as of right now is that the Redskins and the Steelers will face off in February, and that the Steelers will win their third title in five years.

A lot of careful thought went into that. Specifically, the guys at WSSP in Milwaukee put me on the spot Wednesday morning, and so I blurted out the picks my cousin Josh had e-mailed to me the day before.

But I'll go with that. I've been saying for months that the Redskins could be the surprise team of the NFC, and the Steelers are bringing back too much talent and have too good of a coach to not be considered the favorites to return to the championship game.

Here's the rest of the AFC playoff field, as we (actually, I) see it.

AFC East champ: Patriots.

AFC North champ: Steelers.

AFC South champ: Titans.

AFC West champ: Chargers.

Wild cards: Bengals and Colts.

For the NFC, here's what we've got.

NFC East champ: Redskins.

NFC North champ: Vikings.

NFC South champ: Saints.

NFC West champ: Seahawks.

Wild cards: Packers and Falcons.

I like the Pats to make it to the AFC title game, and the Vikings to get to the NFC championship.

Again, we all make these predictions because we have to. No one really knows how the season will play out. There are too many moving parts and factors beyond anyone's control.

But, hey, if I end up being right, you'll never hear the end of it.

Posted by: tony325 | September 10, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Zeke, agree, Zorn should have been more decisive during preseason. From what I saw, Dominic Dorsey was used the most on punt returns, yet seems like he was the odd man looking in as far as RBs go. I would have been ok seeing Rock go, using DT, JT or Mason on KR and putting Dorsey in Rock's place for PR and ST.

Since that did not happen and the Skins cannot risk injury to Moss or Hall, ARE seems to be the best option (can't believe I am writing this!) since he does not fumble much from there. With a sprinkle of Moss and Hall.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

We must have spent all of our cap because Runyon is just dangling there and we have BMW and Batiste as backups.Can you believe the love from Florio?I took him for a cowboys fan.

Posted by: mark65 | September 10, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Zeke, agree, Zorn should have been more decisive during preseason. From what I saw, Dominic Dorsey was used the most on punt returns, yet seems like he was the odd man looking in as far as RBs go. I would have been ok seeing Rock go, using DT, JT or Mason on KR and putting Dorsey in Rock's place for PR and ST.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 6:26 PM

I'm thinking that a lot went on in practice that we didn't see and that Dorsey and Alridge weren't getting the job done. Zorn wants to upgrade as much as anyone, but neither of these guys was an upgrade.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

We must have spent all of our cap because Runyon is just dangling there and we have BMW and Batiste as backups.

Posted by: mark65 | September 10, 2009 6:29 PM

I am convinced that if the Skins are going to sign a vet to the team it will be after the first game. Especially if they are looking at someone who has injury issues because their salary would not be guaranteed if they are re-injured during the season. And it makes sense.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Seems like an odd way to motivate a guy who isn't producing - guarantee him playing time over a guy who is out-producing him. Maybe Thomas (and Betts, McIntosh, Montgomery, etc...) will start stepping up their game if coaches start emphasizing production over draft status.

Posted by: coparker5 | September 10, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

T_E, that's the problem with making calls from the RI sidelines, see very little of the players, and no coaches tapes, yet we know all of the answers.

I guess my point was that ARE makes the most sense as the Skins PR based on how the preseason worked out and how the roster stands now.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 6:42 PM | Report abuse

And that's a wrap on the season opener edition of ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES, once again, in 2009, brought to you by the fine people at Yahoo!


Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2009 5:27 PM |

While I realize that the peeps at Yahoo! are a bunch of yahoos, I can't believe they would underwrite this kind of crapola.

Posted by: TubularBells | September 10, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Injuries will force Giants to start 3rd-string CB
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Updated: September 10, 2009, 5:42 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Second-year cornerback Terrell Thomas will start for the New York Giants on Sunday against the Washington Redskins because of a hamstring injury to Kevin Dockery.

Dockery, who was filling in for Aaron Ross (hamstring), missed his second straight practice Thursday.

"They are still holding out that he is going to make it," coach Tom Coughlin said of Dockery. "He has got some issues, but he moved better today than he did yesterday."

Dockery's injury also pushed free agent rookie Bruce Johnson into the game plan. Johnson said he has been going over videotapes most of the week and has spent a lot of time with veteran cornerback Corey Webster and safety Kenny Phillips, a fellow Miami player.

"This is what I signed up for," Johnson said. "This is what I have been preparing for and working for ever since I came in rookie minicamp. You have an idea what will be happening when the regular season comes. You just have to prepare hard."

New defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan isn't worried.

"The first big regular season game he might be overwhelmed a little early on, but once gets in there it won't be an issue because he has good talent," Sheridan said.

It seems veteran Chase Blackburn will be the starting weakside linebacker over Bryan Kehl and Gerris Wilkinson. Primarily the backup middle linebacker, Blackburn started nine games on the weakside last year because of injuries.

"He's a guy who is a middle linebacker, so he knows how to make a lot of calls, a lot of adjustments," middle linebacker Antonio Pierce said. "Sometimes I can kind of stay away from looking on that side of the field, because I know he is going to take care of it. Plus I just love the way he comes in there and plays. He comes in going 100 mph."

Michael Boley, signed as a free agent to play weakside linebacker, was suspended for the opener by the league for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Boley was arrested in May 2008 and charged with battery on his wife after she accused him of becoming "too physical" after an argument. He was with the Falcons at the time.

Backup center Adam Koets (ankle) and rookie linebacker Clint Sintim (groin) also did not practice Thursday.

Posted by: TheJury | September 10, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

So we get to watch ARE travel east and west for many yards and then finally lose two net again on returns this year?
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 10, 2009 7:02 PM | Report abuse

RI: "Don't Expect Mitchell to Leapfrog Thomas"

1. Kelly brings new meaning to the phrase "weak kneed".

2. Thomas brings new meaning to the phrase "space cadet".

Expectorate Marko the sharko to be a starting WR by game 3.

Posted by: TubularBells | September 10, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Wow, congrats to the expectant fathers up here! A little baby boom, nice.

A potent lot, we.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 10, 2009 7:10 PM | Report abuse

"People within the league said recently that the list of teams experiencing ticket-selling difficulties and potentially facing regular season blackouts included the Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions and possibly the St. Louis Rams and Cincinnati Bengals."

What? NO isn't on the list? If these teams are candidates for LA then the Rams and the Oaks can say "Been there, done that". Also, how about there are three teams in CA - the Oaks, the Charges, the Nines - that can't sell their ticks and the 2nd largest metro area in the country is in CA and it doesn't have a team!

Posted by: TubularBells | September 10, 2009 7:10 PM | Report abuse

I expect Thomas to leap frog Todd Collins and replace Jason "Stinky" Campbell at QB. He's just that good. I also like him to replace Suisham at place kicker by week 4 and move on to replace Zorn as an interim head coach by week 11. GOD DAM*IT SKINS; BEAT THE GIANTS!!!

Posted by: tdpillo123 | September 10, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Curzon,good point,but Runyon is a veteran stalwart who started 16 games last year and we havent even shown interest or brought him in for a looksey besides he must pass a physical.I dont know,who am I but I like our chances this year and we've got 2 or 3 guys on the roster that in all likelihood will never be activated and a throwback hog O-lineman available.Seems like common sense to me to get into the mix for his services.

Posted by: mark65 | September 10, 2009 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Curzon,good point,but Runyon is a veteran stalwart who started 16 games last year and we havent even shown interest or brought him in for a looksey besides he must pass a physical.I dont know,who am I but I like our chances this year and we've got 2 or 3 guys on the roster that in all likelihood will never be activated and a throwback hog O-lineman available.Seems like common sense to me to get into the mix for his services.

Posted by: mark65 | September 10, 2009 7:12 PM | Report abuse

not to worry, the Skins will sign Runyan the week before we play the Eagles.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 10, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Wow, congrats to the expectant fathers up here! A little baby boom, nice.

A potent lot, we.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 10, 2009 7:10 PM |

Don't get all lovey-dovey on us, dude. Some are holding their breath pending the outcome of DNA paternity testing. Hoping for better luck than John Edwards.

Posted by: TubularBells | September 10, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Is anyone else worried that some of these babies JoeinthePDX (Joeinthebox)is referring to might Leapfrog Thomas too?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | September 10, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Bells.
Just to clarify, I'm betting the Yahoo credit is for B@W (Blogging at work), not exactly the kind of endorsement that even the Yahoo, yahoos would go yahoo about.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | September 10, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Not sure the significance of who starts a WR. Way the game's played today, with all the different formations/situations, you're going to see all those guys getting a lot of PT. Over time the better ones rise to the top and will be used more often. There seems to be a lot of WR parity on the Skins right now and the pecking order will be earned on the field. What's cool is they all seem to possess a bit of "big play" potential that we haven't here seen in years. Will be fun to watch.

Posted by: bones21 | September 10, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

T_E, that's the problem with making calls from the RI sidelines, see very little of the players, and no coaches tapes, yet we know all of the answers.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 6:42 PM |

Plus we don't have a play call transcript to see who was executing what was called and who was gathering wool. Indeed, we are wandering in the wilderness when it comes to knowing what is going on. That is why there are reporters like JR others to track all this down and report it out on RI. They don't call it "Insider" for nothing.

Posted by: TubularBells | September 10, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

I thought it had something to do with the girlfriend's work.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see all the expectant fathers up here...me too. I'm having to fight off my evil mother in law from buying my kid cowboys gear(she's a life long fan). I told her if that star touches my kid she's never gonna see him/her again...

Posted by: buke | September 10, 2009 7:33 PM | Report abuse

From ESPN: "Madden will advise Goodell in new NFL role"

Potential cornflict of interest here?

Madden: "Roger, for Chrissakes, there needs to be more passing and scoring. Change the rules to make it a penalty if the DB even frowns at the WR".

Roger: "Okay, John. I will look into it".

Two years later: Madden 2012. "More excitement, more action. Get your copy now!"

Posted by: TubularBells | September 10, 2009 7:42 PM | Report abuse

IF!!The GM has a clue he trades Devin for a pick in next years draft, the kid has no b#lls no intensity or level of aspiration if he did then their would be no way a one legged Kelly could "leapfrog" him and be a starter no way whatsoever. I would trade his lazy azz ASAP,he will never be a contributor on this team i hope i'm wrong but i just don't see it.

Posted by: dargregmag | September 10, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm having to fight off my evil mother in law from buying my kid cowboys gear(she's a life long fan). I told her if that star touches my kid she's never gonna see him/her again...

Posted by: buke | September 10, 2009 7:33 PM |

Jesus. Another Grannygate. I can see the headlines now; "Restraining order slapped on Granny who tried to brainwash her grandson into being a Cowboy fan."

Posted by: TubularBells | September 10, 2009 7:52 PM | Report abuse

I hope Coach Zorn dose not Buy into this draft positon Crap, if your in the Red Zone and are too ignorant to throw a fade to Marko for the easy TD, then we deserve to lose.

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | September 10, 2009 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Anyone watching the kickoff show on NBC? Love "I gotta feeling" but man... Black Eyed Peas sound horrible live... ugh, so out of tune... and all the disgusting yellow towels and Steelers fans...

GO TITANS!!!!!

Posted by: rachel216 | September 10, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

buke,
you're holding all the aces.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | September 10, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

I thought it had something to do with the girlfriend's work.

Posted by: Curzon417

and that's the real answer

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

I hope Coach Zorn dose not Buy into this draft positon Crap, if your in the Red Zone and are too ignorant to throw a fade to Marko for the easy TD, then we deserve to lose.

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | September 10, 2009 7:54 PM

Relax. Zorn watches these guys every day in practice. He knows who has the best chance of executing a play and making a catch. His neck is on the line if he's wrong. You and me? We see nothing, we risk nothing.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Moe,

U watchin' CJ Spiller and Clemson get their azzes handed to them?

Posted by: Vicc | September 10, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

i see nothing.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | September 10, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see all the expectant fathers up here...me too. I'm having to fight off my evil mother in law from buying my kid cowboys gear(she's a life long fan). I told her if that star touches my kid she's never gonna see him/her again...

Posted by: buke | September 10, 2009 7:33 PM

Hold your ground, it'd be a tragedy to see since fine children ruined at such an early age.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

vicc

"U watchin' CJ Spiller and Clemson get their azzes handed to them?"


Bro', Clemson is so bad the Governor of South Carolina should declare the team a disaster area.

But I like Spiller, not the team.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

I also heard you like Baseball?

Man when I was little and done sumthin terrible, my old man would break out the belt..but every once in awhile I'd F up so bad, my punishment would be watching baseball!

Ummm, based on the rules is it possible for a game of baseball to never end?

Posted by: Vicc | September 10, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Man, I'm ready to give up on the NFL if I have to watch any more of this. I'm ready for some football.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Runyan worked out for the Iggles and he is probably signing the contract right now. I do believe the Skins will sign an offensive tackle next week, but I think it safe to say Runyan is off the market.

As far as Marko Mitchell leapfrogging Thomas, let the best man win. If DT has to be reminded to get his head in the game, then I am thinking he doesn't have his heart in the game. I don't know what the guy's problem is, but if I were a coach, I'd want someone with their heart in it. I think Marko Mitchell has shown that. Hey, it's not a bad problem to have and wouldn't it be great if Zorn would put away his WCO hat for a few plays and run five wides?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 10, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Runyan worked out for the Iggles and he is probably signing the contract right now. I do believe the Skins will sign an offensive tackle next week, but I think it safe to say Runyan is off the market.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 10, 2009 8:28 PM

Wrong. He's on a plane to Buffalo right now.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/10/runyan-heading-to-buffalo-next/

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Relax? On opening day of real football and less than three days from Skins kickoff and you think we can relax?

Besides, how could a handful of coaches know more than the Super-mind that RI collectively is about football? or politics, economy, religion, etc. [And that is without Frak's input]

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Runyan worked out for the Iggles and he is probably signing the contract right now. I do believe the Skins will sign an offensive tackle next week, but I think it safe to say Runyan is off the market.

Posted by: RedSkinHead
__________________________

And Runyon allegedly worked out for the Bills today... so he may or not rejoin the Beagles.

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 10, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

vicc

"I also heard you like Baseball"

I don't like baseball.

I love baseball.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Curzon, A little more Mexican moonshine and you, too, will relax.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

And Runyon allegedly worked out for the Bills today... so he may or not rejoin the Beagles.

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 10, 2009 8:32 PM

I don't think any team wants him on their opening day roster. He won't sign before Monday.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Will some kind, polite, intelligent person please explain to me why Cris Collingsworth is doing color commentary?

In name of being a 'serious journalist,' he hates on guys for not making that kind of plays he never could.

He looks like an underfed thanksgiving turkey.

Someone get Buck and Aikman or Summerall and Madden in the studio: NOW!

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

I don't think any team wants him on their opening day roster. He won't sign before Monday.

Posted by: talent_evaluator

Pitt and Tenn can sign any vet they want tomorrow since they play tonight. Not sure if Pitt is interested (report mentioned four teams- KC, iggles & Buf. Not sure who the 4th team is) but seems like they could also use some depth there.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

well that pregame dispaly was a disgrace but at least there is some real football on tonight. Enjoy everyone...

Posted by: buke | September 10, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Well, so far my Steeler D is looking good, but my Titan RB didn't make it back to the line in either of his 2 carries

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

"..Chuck Cecil.."

Memba him?

Dude was a headhunter.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

19 Yard sack on Roethlisberger. How bad is that?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

There is also the matter of the three points on that play as well.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Root Boy sez:

Play Marko, Thomas he drink too much Port, 2 or 3 quart.

Posted by: periculum | September 10, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Today's Best News Story:

NEW YORK (AP) -- A streaker who disrupted a New York Mets game by jumping onto Citi Field naked except for a stuffed monkey tied around his waist is banned from the ballpark for life.


The only trouble with this story is the allegation that the Mets are a professional baseball team.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

aaand sack again. Ben's looking slow. Of course, he always *looks* slow.

Posted by: WalkTheLine | September 10, 2009 9:05 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Polamalu is afraid to cut his hair. Like Samson, or something.

Posted by: WalkTheLine | September 10, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

curzon--You hear that? White lost 40 pounds by giving up tequila. Two questions: Is it worth it? How much could you lose -- 60 pounds?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 9:11 PM | Report abuse

If you take Polamalu out, does Pitt still have a great defense?

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Moe-

Aikman in the booth?!?? Please.

And Peri-

any Root Boy fan is, well, older and more obscure. Saw him at the Cellar Door. Do the Gator!!!

Posted by: cool_calm_and_collected | September 10, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Troy P is ridiculous.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Moe: Joe Buck?.....wow he blows.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 9:15 PM | Report abuse

T_E, if I gave up tequila I would have to start drinking water again. Though I could stand to lose 40 lbs, I can't believe it would be worth it.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or does this look like a preseason game?

No efficient offense.

Defenses are 'vanilla' not blitzing, but ahead of the offenses.

This is what happens when teams rarely play their vets in the four preseason games they have: the players are just not 'sharp'.

This, btw, never happens in Major League Baseball.

I waaas ready for some football.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

"Defenses are 'vanilla' not blitzing"

huh i think i just saw about 3 blitzes per team.

baseball is ok and i am with you on yanks but football>baseball always and forever

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Moe: Very little ever happens in MLB...

Posted by: cool_calm_and_collected | September 10, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

This, btw, never happens in Major League Baseball.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2009 9:17 PM

You got that right. Nothing ever happens in Major League Baseball.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

talent_evaluator/cool_calm_and_collected


That's it, fellas.

If you're that bored, I'll strap on the monkey and go streaking just for your enjoyment.

You'll know it's me when you see the bruised banana dangling in the wind.

(INSERT image of 45 year old naked Moe sprinting across the blog with a Yankees' rally monkey blocking the view of his, well, bruised banana.)

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

NEW YORK (AP) -- A streaker who disrupted a New York Mets game by jumping onto Citi Field naked except for a stuffed monkey tied around his waist is banned from the ballpark for life.

The only trouble with this story is the allegation that the Mets are a professional baseball team.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2009 9:03 PM |

Where is it alleged that they are a professional baseball team? From a story about a streaker you hop to an allegation of being a professional baseball team? Too much chronic.

Posted by: BlackBagOps | September 10, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Booo! Booo! Say the Flatsburg faithful. I like it.

Posted by: cool_calm_and_collected | September 10, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

I really hope Randel El doesnt get the start, unless they go with 3 WR, then he can have the slot. He just isnt a #2 receiver, and it will hurt the team if Zorn keps puting him out there opposite Moss

Posted by: clintonNJ | September 10, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Moe,

In honor of the Steelers, maybe you could drop the monkey and put a towel around your ... uh, never mind.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

I really hope Randel El doesnt get the start, unless they go with 3 WR, then he can have the slot. He just isnt a #2 receiver, and it will hurt the team if Zorn keps puting him out there opposite Moss

Posted by: clintonNJ | September 10, 2009 9:36 PM

All that hoping paid off. Zorn said yesterday that Kelly is the #2. Now, start hoping for a big win.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh enjoying the future ...

Ian Desmond leading a shellacking of the Phillies at home. Espinosa coming soon as well?

Oh ... this is a Redskins blog?

Root Boy fans older more obscure? Better than white noids making themselves into better rappuhs. Prefer Los Lonely Boys and Rodney Crowell.

Posted by: periculum | September 10, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

What's the over/under on this game, 5?

Posted by: Section104 | September 10, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Rob Bironas making Suisham look good tonight.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see Paliomalumono is human. He, too, can commit fouls. I spite of being Sampson. Perhaps someone trimmed his hair just a bit. Souvenir, perhaps.

Posted by: cool_calm_and_collected | September 10, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

blackbagops

Read This Quote from the Times Story

"...a New York Mets game..."

I think this quote suggests the Mets are a baseball team, professional or otherwise.

At least that's the perspective of a Yankees' fan.

See, I can read as I'm Hooked on Phonics.

Perhaps you can't as you're the one hooked on chronic.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Root Boy fans older more obscure? Better than white noids making themselves into better rappuhs. Prefer Los Lonely Boys and Rodney Crowell.

Posted by: periculum

I prefer Root Boy. That was a compliment, sir. I are one, too.

Posted by: cool_calm_and_collected | September 10, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

I hope Coach Zorn dose not Buy into this draft positon Crap, if your in the Red Zone and are too ignorant to throw a fade to Marko for the easy TD, then we deserve to lose.

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | September 10, 2009 7:54 PM

Relax. Zorn watches these guys every day in practice. He knows who has the best chance of executing a play and making a catch. His neck is on the line if he's wrong. You and me? We see nothing, we risk nothing.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse
True, Secret Marko

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | September 10, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Clarification: Older and obscure, that is...

Posted by: cool_calm_and_collected | September 10, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Kenny Britt had more yards on his 2nd catch as a rookie (57yds) than Devin Thomas had all of last year.

I can't believe how other teams can make better picks than us.

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

I forget who asked it, but the answer seems to be that without Polamolu there is no Steelers D.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

I really hope Randel El doesnt get the start...
I also hope they think of using Chris Wilson at linebacker this year.
And they go four-deep at RB, put Brennan on IR and carry two QBs.

Man, this prognostication is easy!

Posted by: daggar | September 10, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Did you see the Guitar Hero commercial? I sure hope that Vaiagra works as well for me when I'm 83 as it does for Hef.

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

T_E, that was me. Early in the game dude was all over the place. Take him out and seven points in just over one min.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe that the V word gets your comment sent to the "review" section before it can be posted. And yes, I know how to spell the "V" word; just had to alter it so the comment would post.

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse


And they go four-deep at RB, put Brennan on IR and carry two QBs.

Man, this prognostication is easy!

Posted by: daggar | September 10, 2009

See that and raise. Cooley plays more than ARE. Davis starts at TE. Marko starts at WR.

Posted by: periculum | September 10, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope that Vaiagra works as well for me when I'm 83 as it does for Hef.

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 9:59 PM

Gak! Dude, when you're 83 viargra will be an over-the-counter drug and the Rx meds will make you look good enough that those hotties will be interested in your old bones.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 10, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Gak! Dude, when you're 83 viargra will be an over-the-counter drug and the Rx meds will make you look good enough that those hotties will be interested in your old bones.

Posted by: talent_evaluator

At least I have something to live for!

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone hear that the new Jay Leno show will be here on Monday?

Geesh, three frickin commercials in a row saying the same thing. OK NBC, we get it.

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 10:09 PM | Report abuse

So, OTC drugs will make you rich? That's the best interest generator for old bones.

Posted by: cool_calm_and_collected | September 10, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

FF update:
Noonefrom Tampa 14 (Holmes)
Zeke 4 (C Johnson)

In my other game, the Steeler defense has 9 points

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 10, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Interesting take on Marko Mitchell.

http://redskinsfan.wordpress.com/

Posted by: nikhil281 | September 10, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Being a married man with 2 kids, I am wondering why Cork has to attend the baby shower.

Man up son (and I mean that in a fun way), put your foot down and let her know you will be where you are every Redskins Sunday.

Posted by: keino83 | September 10, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Why all the hate on Randle El?I believe,given an opportunity he could be our Wes Welker or Ricky Proehl.Who is the defense going to focus on Moss,Cooley,Kelly,Betts out of the backfield.Randle El could be the straw that breaks the D's back.

Posted by: mark65 | September 10, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

anyone know how to watch the game on iphone? I have to attend a picnic against my will!

help!

Posted by: peaceful2008 | September 10, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pggtG3Oe-E

I thought nudity was prohibited on YouTube?

This is for you Moe

Posted by: Vicc | September 10, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

"Why all the hate on Randle El?I believe,given an opportunity he could be our Wes Welker or Ricky Proehl.Who is the defense going to focus on"

Davis is bigger, faster and he blocks. Given the OL woes of this team that last piece is critical.
ARE may play over Moss.

Posted by: periculum | September 10, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

"anyone know how to watch the game on iphone? I have to attend a picnic against my will!

help!

Posted by: peaceful2008

unacceptable dude.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Penalty for removing helmet?!? Evidently not against Flatsburg in Flatsburg.

Posted by: cool_calm_and_collected | September 10, 2009 10:25 PM | Report abuse

pitt defense scores here.....book it.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 10:30 PM | Report abuse

beepity beep!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

cL,

That book is unfinished. But they did stop them.

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

RI: "Don't Expect Mitchell to Leapfrog Thomas"

1. Kelly brings new meaning to the phrase "weak kneed".

2. Thomas brings new meaning to the phrase "space cadet".

Expectorate Marko the sharko to be a starting WR by game 3.


Posted by: TubularBells | September 10, 2009 7:05 PM

Hey "Tube", don't judge a man by a past injury. He's worked hard to rehab it after his surgery, and by all accounts his knee is healthy. Give the man a chance before you start giving him the weak knee label.

Posted by: kenboy1 | September 11, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

RI: "Don't Expect Mitchell to Leapfrog Thomas"

1. Kelly brings new meaning to the phrase "weak kneed".

2. Thomas brings new meaning to the phrase "space cadet".

Expectorate Marko the sharko to be a starting WR by game 3.


Posted by: TubularBells | September 10, 2009 7:05 PM

Hey "Tube", don't judge a man by a past injury. He's worked hard to rehab it after his surgery, and by all accounts his knee is healthy. Give the man a chance before you start giving him the weak knee label.

Posted by: kenboy1 | September 11, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

some of you clowns claim that d.thomas has no b-lls, you fools are either stupid/bigots or a combination of the 2. thomas has tremendous physical talents and speed. If allowed he will break at least 1 long td on kick-off returns. and break some long pass plays on offense. you same misanthropes also were screaming for c. brennan(2nd coming of jim mcmahon)to become the starting qb and you see how that worked out.

Posted by: wathu19 | September 11, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

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