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'The Jasons' Other Half Will Be on TV too

For fans of "The Jasons" on Comcast SportsNet (if we had any fans, that is), the segment ended because one of The Jasons became a big-time TV star.

I'm pleased to report, however, that the holdover Jason (that would be me) will be back for another weekly segment during football season called "4 Quarters." They're teaming me with Post columnist, budding radio superstar and man-about-town Mike Wise, but please don't hold that against me.

The plan, anyway, is for us to analyze aspects of the Redskins' upcoming game each week. Four Quarters is scheduled to appear Saturdays on SportsNite and Sunday mornings on SportsDay leading to Redskins kickoff.

Perhaps I could also persuade Cindy to provide advanced screenings of "4 Quarters" on the Insider.

Barring any major developments, or unless the mood strikes me, I'm done for the evening. I'm headed to have a few refreshments with Barry Svrluga, Rick Maese, Gene Wang and Ivan Carter to kick off the season. Tomorrow, we'll debut a new feature, "Special Teams Fridays with Lorenzo Alexander."

Until then, be well. Later.

The Mayor Chats
I'll be chatting at 11 a.m. Friday. See you there; bring questions.

By Jason Reid  |  September 10, 2009; 6:22 PM ET
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Comments

First. Always wanted to say that.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 10, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Geez, the hitting in this game is amazing.

Or have I simply forgotten what normal regular-season NFL looks like?

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

Hey Rypien11,

Should we beep the other guys or let em fall behind?

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

"They're teaming me with Post columnist, budding radio superstar and man-about-town Mike Wise, but please don't hold that against me."

Wise will definitely be an upgrade over J La CaCa. Here's hoping you do better than Costa did tonight. During a halftime interview with Titans coach Jeff Fisher he referred to Steve McNair as "McNabb". It was on tape too, so they could have caught it.

Posted by: BlackBagOps | September 10, 2009 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Where has this post been for the past 4 hours JReid? It says it posted at 6:22PM

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

Polamalu out for rest of Thursday night
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 10, 2009 10:13 PM ET
The Steelers blocked a Titans field late in the first half Thursday night, but they might happily trade the three points if they could get back the services of safety Troy Polamalu, who hurt his knee on the play.

Polamalu will miss the rest of the game with a knee injury. Rut Roh. You never want to play doctor when watching on television, but the injury did not look pretty.

Linebacker Lamarr Woodley returned in the second half as expected after missing some action with craps.

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And I thought that was grass stains...

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Where has this post been for the past 4 hours JReid? It says it posted at 6:22PM

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 10:36 PM

That would be the old losable type time machine.

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

Where has this post been for the past 4 hours JReid? It says it posted at 6:22PM

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 10:36 PM

Is JREID backdating RI blog posts like stock options?

I can picture a drunk WaPo staff after hours of refreshments and someone says, "Oh crap, did anyone hit send? call Cindy asap!"

Posted by: Section104 | September 10, 2009 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Titans have a beast oline.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 10:45 PM | Report abuse

as i typed that Collins got mauled......

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

So did anyone see the movie "9" yet? I took my boy to see it yesterday.

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

Titans have a beast oline.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 10:45 PM

werd.

plus, they're all like 5-6 year vets, except Mawae (center ... player head of the union ... 16 seasons).

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

Pretty sure Titans missed Haynesworth.. but who cares. Game's still tied 7-7 in the 3rd..

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

was vince young wearing an ipod on the sidelines?

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

Good game between Clemson and Ga Tech going down to the wire on ESPN.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 10, 2009 10:58 PM | Report abuse

hey that was a redskins play, throw for 4 yards on a 3 and 6.

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

Yeah, Huh?

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

Those first two Bironas FG whiffs were on the holder.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2009 11:00 PM | Report abuse

"Respect the Scalp"

Did Head n Shoulders just sponsor a shoutout to the Skins?
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 10, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Vince Young's iPod is set on continuous replay of Stuart Smalley saying "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darnit, people like me."

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

hey that was a redskins play, throw for 4 yards on a 3 and 6.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 10:59 PM

Yeah, but the Titans made the ensuing FG.

Posted by: Section104 | September 10, 2009 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I'm stepping out for a second ... I'm going to pick up some frozen pizza at Wal-Mart.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2009 11:04 PM | Report abuse

ok sorta funny brett favre commercial....

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Just to be clear, America does NOT got talent. That show should not be one the air unless there is (1) a gong, (2) an unknown comic, and (3) Gene Gene, the dancing machine.

Rothlespelling is getting all the time in the world to throw ... or at least he makes it seem that way.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2009 11:09 PM | Report abuse

The Freak makes it seem that Rothlispelling has LESS time to throw.

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

The Unknown Comic singing -

Milk, it's a fabulous drink if ya know what I mean.

It's so delicious, and nutrious.

I love milk....pppppbbbbbbtttttt

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 11:13 PM | Report abuse

I wonder whether ad people even bother with subliminal sexual messages in Cialis commercials ... like that one where the lady is hold her shoes, you gotta wonder whether she isn't saying, "Hey, honey, I got my shoes off. Why don't you go take a pill and get a boner."

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2009 11:18 PM | Report abuse

My boy asked what that medication was for... I told him it made old people want to take baths separately, together, in verdant fields and lakeshore vistas.

He had no further questions.

Posted by: daggar | September 10, 2009 11:26 PM | Report abuse

talk about your crappy ill timed punts....

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 11:27 PM | Report abuse

I like Mike Wise's writing. Maybe, someday he'll be palatable on the radio. Right now, he compares favorably to Riggo.

Posted by: daggar | September 10, 2009 11:27 PM | Report abuse

That punt was positively brook-frosty.

But I love love love that it is Hines Ward who fumbles to swing that momentum.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2009 11:29 PM | Report abuse

nice! ot!

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Lucky Titans are lucky.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 10, 2009 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Heinz Ward fumbling?! I knew I shouldn't have started getting ready for bed.

Posted by: Section104 | September 10, 2009 11:31 PM | Report abuse

first game of the season, ends in a tie

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 11:31 PM | Report abuse

I got Ward on my FF, going against Nate. I went from 6pts to -2pts....ugh.

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 11:31 PM | Report abuse

They should just call the game based on the coin toss ... as long as the Titans win.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2009 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Pitt had 33 yards rushing for the game. not going to win many games that way.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 11:38 PM | Report abuse

How can you not blitz AND give recievers 12 yard cushion. Don't they know a FG wins the game?

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Titan D is gassed

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 11:45 PM | Report abuse

ok, maybe not a tie, but I did not know that Tenn was not going to use their D in OT.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 11:46 PM | Report abuse

pathetic showing by titans D in OT....wow.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 10, 2009 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Titans O kinda feebled out, left their D on the field too long.

Reminds of some team I watched a lot of last year...
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 10, 2009 11:48 PM | Report abuse

The goat of this game is the Titan's punter. One major punt shank (would have been points but for Hines Wart). Two botched holds mean 6 fewer points. GONG.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2009 11:49 PM | Report abuse

can't stand it when a team uses the prevent D, especially when your regular D is dominant all game.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Also, that coin cost me tonight. Damb coins.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2009 11:51 PM | Report abuse

tonight was the perfect night for the ref to look through the replay camera and ask if I was ready for the game to end or not.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 10, 2009 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Oh, well, the Flatsburglars stole another one.

Posted by: cool_calm_and_collected | September 10, 2009 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Rock Cartwright used to be the Post's special teams guy? Man, the writing is on the wall - his time in D.C. is coming to an end.

Posted by: Wonsapnatm | September 10, 2009 11:53 PM | Report abuse

FF off to a rough start for me. The other guy had Holmes, I had Chris Johnson. So far, I'm down 14

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 11, 2009 12:52 AM | Report abuse

FF off to a rough start for me. The other guy had Holmes, I had Chris Johnson. So far, I'm down 14

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 11, 2009 12:55 AM | Report abuse

Where has this post been for the past 4 hours JReid? It says it posted at 6:22PM

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 10:36 PM

Is JREID backdating RI blog posts like stock options?

I can picture a drunk WaPo staff after hours of refreshments and someone says, "Oh crap, did anyone hit send? call Cindy asap!"

Posted by: Section104 | September 10, 2009 10:40 PM

Dang. You guys sold me out to Cindy!

The truth is J. Reid sent the post to me at 6:22, but as you can clearly tell, it did not get published live right away. I got mesmerized by the start of the NFL season.

A forgivable mistake perhaps, since it was not a super-time-sensitive post. But I probably could have introduced myself to the RI crew in a better way.

Won't happen again. :)

-- Keith McMillan (Cindy's, um, sidekick here this season)

Posted by: Cindy Boren | September 11, 2009 1:21 AM | Report abuse

It was amusing watching JLa doing a post-game interview on NFL Network. Standing next to Big Ben he had a short, pasty pudginess that, coupled with his nerd glasses, was reminiscent of one Daniel J. Snyder.

And it appears that Warren Sapp is throwing a little love towards the Skins this year. He likes the Haynesworth addition (shocking), and had some praise for Campbell & Portis.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 11, 2009 1:35 AM | Report abuse

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

Posted by: Curzon417
________________________

Silly question... he's great but that D is awesome even without him and has a superb DC.

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 11, 2009 1:43 AM | Report abuse

Hold up, McMillan, you have got to get your own handle... I realize it's probably just an expedient, but we can't have you posting under Cindy's exalted name.

Welcome, all the same, and good luck with this.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 11, 2009 2:08 AM | Report abuse

It was amusing watching JLa doing a post-game interview on NFL Network. Standing next to Big Ben he had a short, pasty pudginess that, coupled with his nerd glasses, was reminiscent of one Daniel J. Snyder.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 11, 2009 1:35 AM | Report abuse

HAHA, THAT'S AWESOME.

Posted by: BMACattack | September 11, 2009 3:21 AM | Report abuse

FF off to a rough start for me. The other guy had Holmes, I had Chris Johnson. So far, I'm down 14

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 11, 2009 3:24 AM | Report abuse

Anyone see on PFT that Florio picked the Skins and Steelers in the Super Bowl? Ironic in light of the big debate from yesterday.

Speaking of the Steelers, good to see regular season football back. That Pittsburgh offense looked terrible running the ball last night. I'll never understand why the Titans refused to blitz; it likely cost them the game. But I can say with all confidence that the Redskins offense will look way better than that on Sunday.

See? I can say good things about the Redskins...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 11, 2009 5:36 AM | Report abuse

Where has this post been for the past 4 hours JReid? It says it posted at 6:22PM.

Posted by: RITCA | September 10, 2009 10:36 PM

The truth is J. Reid sent the post to me at 6:22, but as you can clearly tell, it did not get published live right away. I got mesmerized by the start of the NFL season.

-- Keith McMillan (Cindy's, um, sidekick here this season)

Posted by: Cindy Boren | September 11, 2009 1:21 AM |

Wow, Cindy's got a new goffer who's almost as sunny as she is. But the dude bungles his first assignment and the post goes up four hours late because he was in a bar watching the game. Meanwhile, Jason Reid was scooped again because this news had been on Comcast.com for four hours.

How can you get scooped on your own press release and still call yourself the Mayor? What a shabingus. Not gonna be a pretty scene at City Hall today when the Mayor arrives.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 11, 2009 6:10 AM | Report abuse

There's an ad in today's Wall Street Journal selling tickets for Sunday's Giants/Skins game. It says "Already more than 90% sold out." That's not good for the Giants.

And it's not good for the English language. "Sold out" is like pregnant. You either are or you aren't. You can't be 90% sold out.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 11, 2009 6:21 AM | Report abuse

So that's 90% toward sold out? Well count me pregnant as far as the REDSKINS are concerned.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 11, 2009 6:26 AM | Report abuse

brownie:

Welcome home. All is forgiven.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 11, 2009 6:29 AM | Report abuse

That's GL. Seeing the Giants' injury report is actually making me a bit confident about the Skins' chances to steal one in Jersey. They're down to starting their 3rd and 4th corners and that lends itself to the possibility of a big day from Santana and a great scenario for Kelly's first start.

Hopefully this translates to the field in a big way.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 11, 2009 7:05 AM | Report abuse

Opposing quarterbacks, you can start worrying now.

“Sacks,” Orakpo said. “Love ‘em. Not even sacks, just hitting quarterbacks and watching them not complete a [pass]. And watching them get up real slow. I mean, I love it. I love it. It’s a rush. Because once you do it one time, you want to see what move is going to allow you to do it the next time.”
http://www.redskins.com/gen/articles/Orakpo_Has_a_Need_For_Speed_50050.jsp

Posted by: RedCherokee | September 11, 2009 7:19 AM | Report abuse

I hope Zorn was watching what Pittsburgh's no-huddle offense did to those Titan defensive linemen. If Zorn wants to negate the Giants' defensive line depth, he needs to do the same thing.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 11, 2009 7:28 AM | Report abuse

I hope Zorn was watching what Pittsburgh's no-huddle offense did to those Titan defensive linemen. If Zorn wants to negate the Giants' defensive line depth, he needs to do the same thing.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 11, 2009 7:28 AM


Yeah, that was one of the few things that Steeler offense did right last night. Changed the complexion of that game entirely. If Zorn can pull that off, he'll get a whole level of respect out of me. Campbell won't pull the rabbit out of a hat like Ben can, but the Skins have a slightly better O-line.

Now I'm getting excited for Sunday...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 11, 2009 7:41 AM | Report abuse

brownwood26,
Yep, the analysts last night were asking why the Titans didn't blitz more, because they were pressuring Big Ben when they brought more than four defenders. The answer, however, was clear: the Titans defenders couldn't sub, and the guys on the field were gassed.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 11, 2009 7:52 AM | Report abuse

I'm a big fan of the Redskins safety's, but did you see troy blow up that running play in the first quarter?? I think Collinsworth said it was like he was at regular speed, and everyone else was in slo-motion....wow was that a great play.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Yeah Greg, that was one of the best plays of the night. They're really gonna miss Polamalu if he can't go for a while...I heard someone say dude made the Pro Bowl just based on his first half. I think he had like 7 tackles and a pick. He's out of this world.

If LaRon can play even half as well, our defensive backfield would be amazing. Seeing #43 do damage like that makes me miss our #21 all the more.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 11, 2009 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Man, last night was great!! That's the first real game on the 47" LCDTV (pronounced 'lickedetiv') and it was AWESMOE!!

I actually feel normal again. Great game, too. I had Tenn. w/ the 6! woo hoo!

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 11, 2009 8:14 AM | Report abuse

I'm not a big fan of TPalo, but gotta tip my hat for how he plays, redlined all the time...I'm hoping that LL's third year in, is when he makes the jump...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 8:17 AM | Report abuse

I'm not a big fan of TPalo, but gotta tip my hat for how he plays, redlined all the time...I'm hoping that LL's third year in, is when he makes the jump...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 8:17 AM

LL is gonna be fine...you saw the downside to Polamalu's game, he plays so wreckless and crazy it makes him more susceptible to injury. He's got a pretty long history of concussions.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 11, 2009 8:21 AM | Report abuse

not trying to raise cain, certainly not trying to start anything, but if you care to, the NY Post has an article written by Ralph Peters, called "Betraying Our Dead"....its a good read....thats all I have to say about that......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 8:25 AM | Report abuse

I still can't believe what I'm seeing on PFT:

Portis predicts "bombs over Baghdad"
Posted by Mike Florio on September 11, 2009 6:37 AM ET
The final decision to make the Redskins our preseason pick to advance to the Super Bowl (which, of course, pissed off every fan of the Giants, Eagles, Cowboys, Packers, Vikings, Bears, Panthers, Falcons, Saints, Seahawks, and Cardinals) was influenced in part by the fact that running back Clinton Portis is fully engaged and ready to play.

There were signs that it wouldn't be that way at certain points of the offseason. But Clinton likely realized that, if coach Jim Zorn gets run on a rusty rail after the season, the next coach might want to go a lot younger at the position Portis plays.

So now Clinton is on board, and he recently offered up all sorts of sound bites in support of the notion that the team for which he plays will be dangerous this year.

Regarding the team's offense, here's what Portis had to say, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post: "It's always been the Redskins gonna come out and play smash mouth, and that's what it is. But now I think you're seeing all preseason, we're throwing the ball downfield. And whether you complete it or not, just the opportunity. . . . If you don't get back there, it's gonna be bombs over Baghdad."

Meanwhile, fantasy owners might want to give serious consideration to second-year wideout Malcolm Kelly.

Yes, Malcolm Kelly. The man who contributed roughly as much to the Redskins' on-field fortunes last season as, well, me.

"I mean, you can't cover Malcolm one on one," Portis said, "and teams gonna realize that real quick in the season. As long as he's healthy, it's gonna be impossible to cover him on the deep route one on one. I think his hands [are] unreal."

Steinberg has the rest of the key points from the Portis pontifications. The tailback's enthusiam about his team bodes well for the season, and it makes us feel better about our current belief that, when the dust settles on the NFC, Portis will be taking his collection of crazy costumes and colorful sayings to Miami.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 11, 2009 8:28 AM | Report abuse

I saw somewhere this morn that Pola-mumu will be out for six weeks with a sprained MCL. Bummer for the Steelers.

BTW, since I am talking about the Steelers, does anyone want to bet on what week Rothliesberger will receive a season ending injury? That offensive line was just waving guys in last night. I almost fell out of my chair when Kersey came unobstructed to Big Ben. How do you miss blocking their best pass rusher?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 11, 2009 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Wow - PFT picking us? that seems like a 180. I'm not sure how to react. Is that as bad as the cover of Spots Frustrated?

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 11, 2009 8:47 AM | Report abuse

How do you miss blocking their best pass rusher?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 11, 2009 8:31 AM


This ain't 2000, dude. Kearse isn't their best pass rusher, Vanden Bosch is. But you're right...leaving anyone completely unblocked is begging to get your QB killed.

But as bad as their line is, they did go up against a top 5 defense from last year and I don't think they're any worse than they were last year. Ben just holds the ball a lot and gets himself blown up most of the time.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 11, 2009 8:50 AM | Report abuse

brownwood26,
That's what the analysts were saying last night, but Kearse's sack was not Big Ben's fault. Someone missed a blocking assignment. There were a few times when the pocket crumbled that were not his fault either. The offensive line is less than average.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 11, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Why is it that every time Devin Thomas's name is mentioned, all that is said of him is that he has big-time potential. Is that just a nice version of saying "ehh, he's alright, i guess"? cus I haven't seen squat from him.

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | September 11, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 11, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Wait a minute -

Was someone talking about Root Boy Slim and the Cellar Door last thread?

OH HELL YES, talk to me!

Finally someone from my generation!

Posted by: McMetal | September 11, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

I think Devin did ok-ish last season, but nothing great. I would think if he keeps comin' up short and we could see Marko bypass him on the depth chart. Sorry to go against ya there, Mayor.

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 11, 2009 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Alex 35332 is wearing his Redskins jersey in the office today. So as to not anger the football gods.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 11, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Alex 35332 is wearing his Redskins jersey in the office today. So as to not anger the football gods.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 11, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

brownwood:

Sounds like a chance to strike in the passing game, provided of course

1- the special teams play provides decent field position - a BIG if to my mind at this point.

2- the o-line does what's necessary to protect the passer.

3- all that extra practice with KELLY pays off.

Here's hopin'.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 11, 2009 9:50 AM | Report abuse

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