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Campbell's Ankle 'a Whole Lot Better'

Quarterback Jason Campbell (ankle) plans to start Sunday againsat the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, he said today.

"It's a whole lot better," Campbell said. "I rested it a little and it got better during the week. It's good."

Campbell does not anticipate having problems running, if necessary, against the Lions.

By Jason Reid  |  September 25, 2009; 4:26 PM ET
Categories:  Jason Reid  
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Well, the PFT sealed it. And after the pee?
Zorn: "I'm sorry, Rock, I forgot you were there. You may go now."

Posted by: pgugino | September 25, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

You are only influenced by what you want to believe.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 25, 2009 4:17 PM

No, it's all based on what 'The Media' wants you to believe. Just ask the 'accountant'...

Posted by: 4-12 | September 25, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

See another Tombstone reference.

That movie is awesome

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 25, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Forget that joint, let's get in and score!

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 25, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Anthony Aldridge is great but can he play right tackle or guard? Not a good feeling about Sunday, with this Oline and with Campbell and Portis nursing their footsies.

Posted by: RambleOn | September 25, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

See another Tombstone reference.

That movie is awesome

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 25, 2009 4:35 PM

Anthony Aldridge is your huckleberry.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Dammit!!!!!!

Get it together Campbell!!!

Time to step the f up and be the mothertruckin' beast people think you can!!!

Other than that, I'm glad to hear that his ankle is okay.

'Skins: 16

Lions: 14

Posted by: RedDMV | September 25, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Rock - this is your last year here. Youre a good guy and a "core" redskin who gives the effort, but you have rarely done anything on offense and you're AT BEST an average kick returner.

Posted by: Rypien11

actually, Rock is a good bit better than average as a KR. Top 10 in the league last year. Which is why he has a job. If Alridge or DT11 gets the job, I hope its because they win it, not because Skins mgmt think Rock is done and they see 'potential' elsewhere.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 25, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't care how his ankle is doing as long as his arm is good enough to get the ball to captain chaos i'll be good

HTTR!!!!RIP #21 4ever

Posted by: cpt55back | September 25, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

zcezcest1, alex made the point of Rock being heavily reliant on the wedge. Since the wedge is no more the few returns Rock did have in the preseason and regular season, he's looked very average.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 25, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

for the millions of $'s he is auditioning for next year he would play with after having a nut removed. For that matter i would too.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

just saying guy hate missing time in contract years...

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Those kick return averages are a little suspect. Suppose Rock catches the ball in the end zone, takes it out, and gets tackled at the 22. Yeah, it's a 22 yard return, but if he had taken the touchback, that's 20 right there. So the net gain for taking it out is really only 2 yards.

We all know that Rock is dependable, he very rarely fumbles, and is good for a decent return (around, say, our 40 or so) once every 2-3 games. But he is very mediocre when you look at the positive impact others might have in the same spot (see DeSean Jackson on the Iggles).

I think that DT11 could be a huge upgrade back there if he could get some more touches, but Rock's "Core Redskin" status makes it tough for Danny Smith to keep him off the field.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 25, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I've found proof that NFL players, Redskin players in particular, post on blogs:

"They need to cut Mason....he ain't nothing but another clone of Portis and Betts...just taking up space on the roster for no reason at all!! I don't know what the hell Jim Zorn(or whomever is making that decision) is thinking!!! Stupid. Rock brings a whole lot more to this team than Mason ever will.

Posted by: frmi

This has to be Rock Cartwright. Let me guess, a "Core Redskin", right?

Posted by: RedDMV | September 25, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Aldridge will be NFC player of the week!

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 25, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

"don't know what the hell Jim Zorn(or whomever is making that decision) is thinking!!!"

"whomever" apparantlyfrmi is an educated man...how i really hate him

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 25, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

who was it that the skins had for a few games, won a special team play of the week award, then was cut a few weeks latter becuase he couldn't catch??? he was fast, reminds me of unessary roughness, "don't throw it to stone hands!!!!"

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

"...for the millions of $'s he (Jason Campbell) is auditioning for next year, he would play with after having a nut removed..."


Low ball his contract, but make it incentive-laden.

He'll be a restricted free agent: he ain't going nowhere.

Campbell's worth about a 10-25 million signing bonus on top of a deal that pays only if he produces.

And if this season is real bad, take him to the highway and say, "Hey, kid. Why doncha go run against traffic for fun?"

"'Cuz you ain't coming home with us."

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 25, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Any good college QBs coming out?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 25, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I've heard that guy from Texas is pretty good, and Oklahoma may even have a decent NFL prospect at QB.

Go figure.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | September 25, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Any good college QBs coming out?
Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 25, 2009 5:03 PM

Lots, but Jevan Snead isn't of them if last night is any indication. Surprised at how badly he played. At least he can stay in college another year & work on his game.

Posted by: will_ga | September 25, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

just get some o-line men... db's can't cover forever.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Any good college QBs coming out?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 25, 2009 5:03 PM

Yeah, it's been 5 years since this organization drafted and ruined a 1st round QB. Well, the FO and fans are still working on ruining JC17 mentally, but damn if he doesn't keep putting up decent numbers!

Posted by: Alan4 | September 25, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

In all seriousness, I hope the Skins get this thing turned around. All this talk about Zorn getting fired, Danny, Vinny, Portis, Sonny vs. Zorn, the media, blah..blah...blah...

It's getting tired....

Go Skins!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 25, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Zorn said today that the Redskins are going to use "more shotgun" from now on.

Now if Zorn can commit to using more cowbell, we'll be alright.

I wonder if Zorn's got a fever?

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 25, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Heath Schluer... Patrick Ramsey.... JC... who wants to be next???

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Heath Schluer... Patrick Ramsey.... JC... who wants to be next???

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 5:26 PM

Mark Brunnell is ready to Fight for Old DC!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 25, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Zorn said today that the Redskins are going to use "more shotgun" from now on.

Now if Zorn can commit to using more cowbell, we'll be alright.

I wonder if Zorn's got a fever?

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 25, 2009 5:26 PM |

Is this a sign of a head coach beginning to adjust to the talent on the team? Wowza's! And with that, another episode of Scamp's Newsradio clip of the day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buKN8fxxAlI&feature=related

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Zorn said today that the Redskins are going to use "more shotgun" from now on.

Now if Zorn can commit to using more cowbell, we'll be alright.

I wonder if Zorn's got a fever?

Posted by: dmorgan6617
___________

I think that's a reference to whatever they're smoking in their game prep / play-calling strategy meetings.

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 25, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

TE, I think the theme was this organization's drafted & ruined 1st round QBs. Brunnell, while symptomatic of our longstanding QB problem, doesn't qualify.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 25, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I've got more cowbell, but only if I can ride shotgun.

Posted by: bostskin | September 25, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

TE, I think the theme was this organization's drafted & ruined 1st round QBs. Brunnell, while symptomatic of our longstanding QB problem, doesn't qualify.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 25, 2009 5:33 PM |

How can you possibly blame the Skins for Schuler and Ramsey completely sucking a$$? Those 2 just plain sucked, they weren't ruined.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Gary Beban - A Heisman Trophy winner, even

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | September 25, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

is there an age stipulation? if not maybe Zorn can be our next qb, he is already the qb coach, head coach, play caller, why not, he could draw up plays in the mud... i can hear it now,
z- moss, your the twig, go deep... kelly you're the pebble, run an underneath route, Cooley, you da man, put your poants on in the huddle though. Now oline, wow you guys are older than me, welll block that tuck guy, it hurts when he tackles me... Thomas interrupts
DT- what object am i coach
wistle blows to many men in the huddle...
delay of game
z- gee wiz guys, we have to stay medium, get our heads in the game blah blah blah... wistle again
ref-delay of game....

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

How can you possibly blame the Skins for Schuler and Ramsey completely sucking a$$? Those 2 just plain sucked, they weren't ruined.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 5:35 PM

I'm not trying to argue for the sake of arguing, but both of them were 1st round QBs. Schuler was the 3rd pick overall in the draft and Ramsey was 32nd overall.

At what point did they start to suck? (Hint: it wasn't BEFORE they were drafted!)

Posted by: Alan4 | September 25, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Yes, that's true, but there are just some players that don't get it at the next level. Those 2 are clear examples. There are quite a few others on many other teams. Desmond Howard anyone?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

well Ramsey did start ducking D-linemen as soon as he took a snap after one season in Spurriers offense. And Schuler hurt his foot holding Gus F's clip board so i guess it isn't all thier own fault, schuler did play well with NO after the skins right? never mind danny awful was starting over him... then came here history lesson, and he was still awefullllllllll. I miss the good ole days of the ole ball coach, man he was smart.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Chuck 'n duck probably didn't help Ramsey.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

he has ptsd... he is rehabing in ten. or something

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Just wanted to take a moment to thank scampbell for his newsradio pieces. Keep it coming, I loved that show. Who can't love a show with Andy D!ck on it.

Redskins will destroy Lions (both on the field, and their hope of ever ending their losing streak) on Sunday. First time Zorn teams goes over 30: Redskins 31, Lions 0. 1 Defense TD, 3 long TDs from Campbell.

If you can get your man to give you 6.5 points, take it and run.

Posted by: zornskins2 | September 25, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

TE, I think the theme was this organization's drafted & ruined 1st round QBs. Brunnell, while symptomatic of our longstanding QB problem, doesn't qualify.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 25, 2009 5:33 PM |

Gotta say, this franchise has never "ruined" a QB. They've drafted a few losers and, in Gus Ferotte, a winner.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 25, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Gotta say, this franchise has never "ruined" a QB. They've drafted a few losers and, in Gus Ferotte, a winner.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 25, 2009 5:52 PM

Also, Sage Rosenfeld and Gibran Hamdan have done alright.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 25, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Redskins will destroy Lions (both on the field, and their hope of ever ending their losing streak) on Sunday. First time Zorn teams goes over 30: Redskins 31, Lions 0. 1 Defense TD, 3 long TDs from Campbell.

Posted by: zornskins2
____________

The KoolAid starts flowing as the game gets closer...

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 25, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Just wanted to take a moment to thank scampbell for his newsradio pieces. Keep it coming, I loved that show. Who can't love a show with Andy D!ck on it.

Redskins will destroy Lions (both on the field, and their hope of ever ending their losing streak) on Sunday. First time Zorn teams goes over 30: Redskins 31, Lions 0. 1 Defense TD, 3 long TDs from Campbell.

If you can get your man to give you 6.5 points, take it and run.

Posted by: zornskins2 | September 25, 2009 5:51 PM |

You got it, it was a great show. This one is the one that started the postings for me. I first posted it a year and a half ago when my wife and I were quitting smoking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO7EFfdX8Rs

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't be surprised if the Redskins were losing at the half. I think our defense gives us momentum by the middle of the 3rd quarter, at least 1 defensive TD.

On offense, the Redskins will try a reverse or some other stunt that will actually result in a touchdown.

I'd love to have zornskins' unbridled confidence, but I think the Lions are good for at least 10 points.

I do think the Redskins will sniff 30 points though, but I don't expect them to actually get there.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 25, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

did i just hit my head on something, it was hard, looked like a wall

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Ramsey did not suck. That was momo Spurrier and his 9 WR sets not protecting him. For God sakes, Tina Turner never took that much of a beating.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 25, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

TE, I think the theme was this organization's drafted & ruined 1st round QBs. Brunnell, while symptomatic of our longstanding QB problem, doesn't qualify.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 25, 2009 5:33 PM |

Brunell was finished before he even got here. Gibbs fell in love with him cause he was on God's "team". Plus, he did kind of save Coach's life down there in Fla.

Posted by: ksquare | September 25, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

30pts, the redskins new glass ceiling? nahhh, we beat the lions this week, but i think they are game. in a shoot out 24-17

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Ramsey had a rifle arm, but the o-line looked like bull fighters getting out of the way of the d-lineman... and the 5 wide sets with everyone running waaaaaaaayyyy downfield, kid never had a chance.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | September 25, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Saw Rhino interviewed on the Team website and Montgomery. Rhino looks and talks like your typical football jock, kinda dim witted, but Monty sounds like a thinking mans player. I think we would be better off with him at gaurd, but he's not "one of Vinny's guys" but what do I know.

Posted by: ocskins | September 25, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Ramsey did not suck. That was momo Spurrier and his 9 WR sets not protecting him. For God sakes, Tina Turner never took that much of a beating.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 25, 2009 6:03 PM

Ramsey sucked then and sucks now. He's a third stringer that has been terrible every time he's had a chance to play.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Sure.. Ramsey sucks now. Drain Bramage.

Posted by: bostskin | September 25, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I was really high on Ramsey when we drafted him. It didn't take long for me to change my mind. I realize that he had little help but he never improved no matter who he played for.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

but Monty sounds like a thinking mans player. I think we would be better off with him at gaurd, but he's not "one of Vinny's guys" but what do I know.

Posted by: ocskins | September 25, 2009

More than Edwin Williams and Rabach he sounds like THE center. Potentially, an extremely good center? If I am Bugel I am pushing him at that position pretty hard. Sounds like exactly what the doctor ordered. Whereas Rinehart, who couldn't handle tackle? SnowPlow. That would be a guard.

Montgomery, should really focus on the center position ... really, really focus.

Posted by: periculum | September 25, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Schuler was horrible but Ramsey had to play getting hit on every play because Spurrier didn't believe i pass protection.. I'm gussing Ramsey wishes he had half the support JC has to be the starting QB.. Can't see JC lasting more than this year... Colt will get a chance again next year.. this year we found out he played hurt which could explain his bad numbers.

Posted by: sovine08 | September 25, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

If Zorn is going to run more shotgun, which is exactly what he should be doing, I hope he puts Sellers back there next to Campbell for pass pro. Not every time, but maybe half the time

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 25, 2009 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Mark Brunnell is ready to Fight for Old DC!

Posted by: talent_evaluator

I can't believe Brunell is still playing. He is backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. Where is Jeff George?

Posted by: TheJury | September 25, 2009 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Nice story on Dan Snyder's wife, breast cancer & coping with it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/26/sports/football/26snyder.html?_r=1&ref=sports

Posted by: will_ga | September 25, 2009 7:08 PM | Report abuse

ramsey did throw a 79 bomb to brandon Lloyd in his half a quarter before he got benched for sprint left and fumble Brunell. I think it took 11 or 12 weeks for marky to throw a pass that long.

Ramsey never had a chance here, but he's still in the league. He could end up like Todd collins.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 25, 2009 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Nice story on Dan Snyder's wife, breast cancer & coping with it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/26/sports/football/26snyder.html?_r=1&ref=sports

Posted by: will_ga | September 25, 2009 7:08 PM


After reading that story I don't hate Dan anymore. I hope his wife recovers. I hate to see anymore die of cancer.

Posted by: TheJury | September 25, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

alridge really worries me. Mason only made the team cause Colt got hurt and alridge fumbled his chance away. He hasn't been practicing. If we give this guy the ball and he fumbles we're f'ed.

Mason is a clone of portis and betts... Good. We run between the tackles people we r an NFC east team.

Just protect the ball and wait for the D to make a play, or for the lions to f up.

Don't give it to your 4th RB that you cut and weighs 175 soaking wet

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 25, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Snyder started getting points the day he got Gibbs back.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 25, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Dear Hamsters,

I'd like to offer my most humble apologies to the owner of the Washington Redskins, his wife and children, the front office executives, the players (past and present,) and their progeny, the employees at Fed Ex Field and Redskins Park, the late Jack Kent Cooke, his five former wives, his horses, and most of all...

I'd like to apologize to the "real" fans of the Washington Redskins, the thick and thinners, the rose colored glass wearers, the burgundy and gold Kool-Aid drinkers, of which I am not one.

I have been neglectful in my responsibilities.

I have failed to look on the bright side when all around me has been dark and cloudy. The losses of the last 15 years, the fits and starts, they have made me worthless, damaging to this organization, this team of football players. I am truly a horrible, pathetic fan.

Most sincerely and with the deepest regret,

-Chia Pet


Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 25, 2009 7:40 PM | Report abuse

"ramsey did throw a 79 bomb to brandon Lloyd in his half a quarter before he got benched for sprint left and fumble Brunell. I think it took 11 or 12 weeks for marky to throw a pass that long.

Ramsey never had a chance here, but he's still in the league. He could end up like Todd collins.

Posted by: pabrian2003

Wow are you on a hot streak of wrong, in fact Brunell threw two bombs, one of 70 yards, to Moss in the classic 14-13 MNF win over the Cowgirls....

C'mon man try harder, we need to be blogging smart...in fact BYGO if we hope to beat the Lions.....

Posted by: chrislarry | September 25, 2009 7:42 PM | Report abuse

oh I forgot Pabrian....the VERY NEXT WEEK...not 12 weeks....

but whateves right, as long as the Skins play tough D and sit on the ball on offense we can't lose!

Posted by: chrislarry | September 25, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 25, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Dear Hamsters,

I'd like to offer my most humble apologies to the owner of the Washington Redskins, his wife and children, the front office executives, the players (past and present,) and their progeny, the employees at Fed Ex Field and Redskins Park, the late Jack Kent Cooke, his five former wives, his horses, and most of all...

I'd like to apologize to the "real" fans of the Washington Redskins, the thick and thinners, the rose colored glass wearers, the burgundy and gold Kool-Aid drinkers, of which I am not one.

I have been neglectful in my responsibilities.

I have failed to look on the bright side when all around me has been dark and cloudy. The losses of the last 15 years, the fits and starts, they have made me worthless, damaging to this organization, this team of football players. I am truly a horrible, pathetic fan.

Most sincerely and with the deepest regret,

-Chia Pet

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 25, 2009 7:40 PM |

It's alright buddy, you're forgiven. Growth starts with admission, you are ready to proceed on your journey to Redskin enlightenment.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

and shaunserman12,

if you're out there, wherever you are, prolly neatly organizing your shoe boxes of Redskins memorabilia, rotating those lucky items that are featured prominently on your dresser, I'd like to personally apologize to you.

and please, eat my underpants, the dirty ones.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 25, 2009 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Thanks scamp.

I suck hog feet, but hope to suck less of them in the future.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 25, 2009 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Thanks scamp.

I suck hog feet, but hope to suck less of them in the future.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 25, 2009 7:52 PM |

No problem dude. Even the worst Redskins fan is better than any Ginas or Cowdung fan.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Thanks again and I'm sorry.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 25, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

What week did 70 become as long as 79?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 25, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

What week did 70 become as long as 79?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 25, 2009 8:11 PM | Report abuse

What week did 70 become as long as 79? so who needs to try harder smart guy?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 25, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

That is sooooooo week Pabrian.....wow.....just stop puking from your finger tips....

You claimed it took 12 weeks for him to throw a bomb...

Or maybe I am confused b/c B Loyd wasnt even on the team the year ramsey started and was yanked 2005...so what are you even talking about?

Posted by: chrislarry | September 25, 2009 8:14 PM | Report abuse

no we should rework the offensive scheme around alridge because there is no way we can take those bad azz lions

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 25, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

The people actually doing some analysis on NFL network all picked the Skins to win.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

so your memory sucks as bad as your reading skills. I was just recalling a play from the past and I thought ramsey was unfairly yanked.

I'm not going to check the facts thatch already know for a guy with 2 first names

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 25, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

chrislarry here is your best quote " maybe I'm confused"

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 25, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

dude.....Ramsey never was on the same team as Brandon Lloyd....classic...you spout nonsense and know nothing and just got schooled by a cat with two first names.....you make zero sense.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 25, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

here is your best quote turd brains

"ramsey did throw a 79 bomb to brandon Lloyd in his half a quarter before he got benched for sprint left and fumble Brunell"

NEVER HAPPENED! Classic...i was confused b/c i had to research the stupid statements you mixelplixed on the blog.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 25, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Most sincerely and with the deepest regret,

-Chia Pet

All right, who moved chia back into the sunny spot again?

Posted by: daggar | September 25, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

daggar,

don't talk to me, don't talk about me.

I'm a horrible fan and my horribleness is as infectious as swine flu.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 25, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Chia, you're right next to the bottle of Purel. I think you'll be disinfected by this time tomorrow.

Posted by: daggar | September 25, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

The people actually doing some analysis on NFL network all picked the Skins to win.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 8:19 PM

They'll probably be replaced on Monday morning.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 25, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Because someone out there remembers their picks for more than five minutes?

I wonder if NFLN personalities get graded out at the end of the season... and if it's straight up or against the spread?

Posted by: daggar | September 25, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

BLloyd Dropped JCs first pass in his first start...a long bomb that hit him in the hands ...at Tampa

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 25, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

The people actually doing some analysis on NFL network all picked the Skins to win.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 8:19 PM

Wasn't Joey T. was it? I like him and all but I can't see him picking against the Redskins. Ever. Seriously, his "How to be a Homer" seminar is first day on the job required learning for all new analysts in every sport.

Posted by: will_ga | September 25, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

The people actually doing some analysis on NFL network all picked the Skins to win.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 8:19 PM

Wasn't Joey T. was it? I like him and all but I can't see him picking against the Redskins. Ever. Seriously, his "How to be a Homer" seminar is first day on the job required learning for all new analysts in every sport.

Posted by: will_ga | September 25, 2009 10:04 PM |

Yes, but he was 1 of 3.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Yes, but he was 1 of 3.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 10:08 PM

Guess Baldy & Sterling were the others. They actually a good job breaking games down.

Posted by: will_ga | September 25, 2009 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Yep, that was the trio. They're about the only ones worth listening to. They at least try to back up their picks with something that resembles football knowledge. It seems that all the others use the swami technique.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Sally Jenkins may look like she was hit in the mouth with a hot bag of nickels and her disdain for the current Redskins regime is evident but thi is a good article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/25/AR2009092501969.html?hpid=news-col-blog

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 11:01 PM | Report abuse

SKINS WILL WIN 31-10. ALSO I DO NOT WANT ANOTHER HIGH PAID COACH THAT DOES NOT GET IT DONE. DON'T FORGET PEOPLE THAT ALL OF THE HOT COACHES OUT THERE THEY ARE ALL GOING TO WANT TOTAL CONTROL AND WE CAN ALL SEE THAT THAT NEVER WORKS. GIVE ZORN A BREAK!!

Posted by: wattsicon | September 25, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Well, I voted for CHIN-WHISKERS RINEHART cause I already know what WIL can bring to the field. I want to see if that great mid-Western work ethic will bring the REDSKINS something more than a quality back-up middle offensive lineman. So play him and let's see what he's got. "O.K. MR. Push-ups let's hear your story." STRIPES

It better be with a rookie at starting RG.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 25, 2009 11:13 PM | Report abuse

I want to see if that great mid-Western work ethic will bring the REDSKINS something more than a quality back-up middle offensive lineman.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 26, 2009 12:08 AM | Report abuse

This coaching staff needs to grow some balls and play the 3 receivers we DRAFTED IN THE SECOND ROUND to play THE RED ZONE offense. Vinny drafted them. They should play them to show that Vinny was right or Vinny was wrong. Lets do what the Giants did and Play the rooks and see what they got.

Posted by: boysheadcoach | September 26, 2009 12:48 AM | Report abuse

I dont know what team some of you geniuses are watching but Cartwright and Betts are ballers,in fact Betts has looked more explosive so far this year than Portis.In my opinion no running back except Peterson should earn Portis money.Running backs careers are too breif to sign to portis like contracts 10-11 mil a year,plain stupid IMO.

Posted by: mark65 | September 26, 2009 12:50 AM | Report abuse

your right chris larry they weren't on the same team Lloyd and Ramsay.

Maybe it was Tydus Wynans. And, maybe I should trust people with 2 first names like jim vance, bob ryan, george michael, and chris larry

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 26, 2009 1:13 AM | Report abuse

John Boehner works hard for a tan, man.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 26, 2009 12:08 AM | Report abuse

I heard that he does not tan ie. he is simply "full of sh*t"!

Posted by: jenksredskins | September 26, 2009 1:39 AM | Report abuse

Redskins fans should consider what they want to happen.

Then consider what would happen on the path to that goal.

If you hate Snyder and Cerrato so bad that your goal is failure, the path to failure is losses, injuries, and negativity.

If you love this team despite some 'bad apples', then your goal is success and the path to success is wins, health, and positivity.

Haynesworth is making a difference. Orakpo is making a difference. Kelly is making a difference. Horton is making a difference.

We beat the Rams and we're off to play the Lions.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 26, 2009 1:48 AM | Report abuse

a lot of skins fans don't even enjoy the victories anymore.

they should find another hobby.

we lost by 6 and then won by 2, sounds like NFL football.

I'm a fan of football and the Redskins. In a 9-7 victory many players make many good plays.

Those who focus on dropped passes and bad play calls after a victory are miserable people, and misery loves company.

c'mon everyone lets Booo the team we love for their victory. Let's find nothing to celebrate from our victory. let us complain through loss and victory.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 26, 2009 1:58 AM | Report abuse

(14:27) P.Ramsey pass to S.Moss pushed ob at CHI 20 for 52 yards (J.Azumah).

i was way off

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 26, 2009 2:04 AM | Report abuse

don't be surprised if TB eeks by the NYG and or more likely CAR thumps DAL placing my skins right back in the mix. Carolina cannot afford to lose and become 0-3, and my boy Leftwich just may sneak up on the G men with all their injuries. HAIL SKINS!

Posted by: jenksredskins | September 26, 2009 2:05 AM | Report abuse

Chris Johnson is making an argument for himself for $ contract.Frank Gore and Steven Jackson are great but are peaking right now,look for a steady decline from them.The Patriots and Parcells Know this and sign a bevy of reasonably priced backs for what we pay Portis.I hope this F.O. has learned its lesson with him and all the others signed 4-5 years ago.I actually love Haynesworth so far but DeAngelo has been a disappointment,Carlos despite his butterfingers is our best cornerback and may be gone next year along with McCintosh who is just entering his prime and making an impact on defense.

Posted by: mark65 | September 26, 2009 4:07 AM | Report abuse

I pity the fools who lose to the Lions.And I'm a little nervous it could be us.My gut tells me our defense is good enough to win this for us.I hope I'm right.

Posted by: mark65 | September 26, 2009 4:17 AM | Report abuse

portis listed as questionable sunday with two bad ankles, they say it may be bone spurs. is anybody up on this. i heard it yesterday afternoon on 980. can cp play 14 more games with bone spurs in both ankles, will they require surgery and if so how long des that type of thing keep a guy on the shelf? i'm in the dark on bone spurs.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | September 26, 2009 7:12 AM | Report abuse

If CP really does have bone spurs on his ankles, he will require surgery at some point to deal with it, those things NEVER go away on their own. Most people live with bone spurs somewhere for very extended periods of time, they simply cause pain. It comes down to how much pain. Surgery to remove bone spurs can have a quick recovery, but it depends on how much other tissue has to be moved around to get to the spur, so it could be quick recovery, or it could take quite a while.

Either way, I don't think it will matter that much, CP isn't as large a part of the offense as it seems, and to some extent, it may even help Zorn. Losing CP to injury would give Zorn the freedom(presuming all of the reporting that CP has influence with Snyder is true) to not rely on CP so much. That might be a good thing.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 7:20 AM | Report abuse

CP isn't as large a part of the offense as it seems, and to some extent, it may even help Zorn.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 7:20 AM

I'm not convinced by this blessing-in-disguise way of thinking about an injury to Portis. Portis is an elite running back (plus the go-to passer in the red zone!) and is the heart of Zorn's offense.

If offenses could improve by replacing an elite back with a run-of-the-mill back, every coach in the league would be making that substitution. With Jim Zorn's offense and play-calling, he needs more weapons, not fewer; more production out of Portis, not less.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 26, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

I hear you t_e, and agree with your point, I guess I'm just not so sure CP is still an "elite" back. He is still a good back, but "elite"? I dunno...

My point is that I wonder if Zorn hasn't used CP as a bit of a crutch at times, relying too much on the running game because of his lack of trust in his offensive personnel as a whole. I felt this way last year, I thought it showed up against the Giants, and showed again in the red zone against the Rams. Case in piont: the video of Zorn on NFL.com that included a clip of Zorn saying into his headset that he was just "going to run the ball from now on" after the Sellers drop. Maybe without CP, he wouldn't be so quick to abandon the passing game.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 9:03 AM | Report abuse

BTW, I also focused on the trust issues that I see in my latest article on bleacher report, if anyone is interested, here's a link: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/261466-redskins-try-to-tame-the-beast

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 9:05 AM | Report abuse

talent_evaluator

"If offenses could improve by replacing an elite back with a run-of-the-mill back, every coach in the league would be making that substitution."

Beg to differ: sitting Portis forces Zorn to design plays for the other 'pieces' of the skins' offense.

And as for needing an elite running back, quick--name the elite back for the...


saints pats iggles
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texans cowboys packers


...all scoring teams that move the ball throught the air while decent running games keep thing honest.

Today, you need big, fast wide receivers, especially in the slot.

You don't need an elite back to win in a passing league.

Sit Portis and save him for December.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 26, 2009 9:11 AM | Report abuse

"...Frank Gore..." and "...Andre Johnson..."

Best back and receiver from the "U" in the league right now.

Yes, I said that.

Today is Canes' Day.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 26, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Today, you need big, fast wide receivers, especially in the slot.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 26, 2009 9:11 AM |

What you refer to as "need" is "necessary, but not sufficient."

We have them, and the coach refuses to call plays for them.

Sit Portis and Zorn will run plays with Betts, Mason, Alridge. For whatever reason, Zorn's offense does not use the pass.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 26, 2009 9:25 AM | Report abuse

This still comes down whether or not Zorn will just call the plays he wants to or will he let his distrust and fear of the "bad play" continue to carry such influence on his play calling. He just needs to let it loose and dial it up. But "Moe" makes a solid point that an "elite" back isn't necessary to win in the NFL, when was the last time AP led the Vikings to a Super Bowl? And at this point in time, I think AP is the only true "elite" back in the NFL. There are many "very good" backs, but not "elite".

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 9:31 AM | Report abuse

But "Moe" makes a solid point that an "elite" back isn't necessary to win in the NFL,

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 9:31 AM |

I thought everyone already knew this. I am not really interested in arguing about whether Portis is elite or shmelite. I will stick by my point that he is a lot better than the guys behind him and that the Redskins will be more successful with him than with the others in his place.

As for you and Moe believing that Zorn will be "forced" to call different plays, that's where I am not convinced. Why do you believe this?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 26, 2009 9:42 AM | Report abuse

I don't necessarily "believe" it, I'm just saying it's a possibility. Zorn has shown his tendency to "fall back" to a much more conservative offensive approach when things aren't going well, it's possible that if CP weren't in the line-up, the approach he "fell back" to would be different.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Sit Portis and Zorn will run plays with Betts, Mason, Alridge. For whatever reason, Zorn's offense does not use the pass.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 26, 2009 9:25 AM |

I don't really agree with this either. Look at what he did in the Rams game. He was definitely focused on getting the passing game going, much more first down passing, and Campbell was given the opportunities during the first two trips into the red zone but Zorn abandoned the pass after it didn't work, which is where my point is brought into focus.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Good morning, all. Am surprised no new thread for today yet.

Interesting article by Sally Jenkins-

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/25/AR2009092501969.html?sub=AR

Makes me wonder about the team's chemistry. The lack of focus. Portis said "they've left 42 points on the field with mistakes, and they're capable of blowing up the scoreboard against the Detroit Lions if they get some of those things right."

Posted by: RedCherokee | September 26, 2009 10:06 AM | Report abuse

He was definitely focused on getting the passing game going, much more first down passing, and Campbell was given the opportunities during the first two trips into the red zone but Zorn abandoned the pass after it didn't work, which is where my point is brought into focus.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 9:52 AM

?

Earlier you were saying that losing Portis would force Zorn not to rely on Portis so much. Now you're saying that he's already not relying on him.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 26, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

I meant "topic".. excuse me. Not "new thread".. lol

getting coffee!

Posted by: RedCherokee | September 26, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

t_e, I clarified my point already, you must have missed it: "Zorn has shown his tendency to "fall back" to a much more conservative offensive approach when things aren't going well, it's possible that if CP weren't in the line-up, the approach he "fell back" to would be different."

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Craig 2 you must realize that the pass has been working!!! The only problem is when a mistake occurs (dropped touchdowns by SELLERS and THOMAS] Jim Zorn panics!!! What amazes me even when a mistake does not happen but almost happens he panics (Chris Cooley almost fumbling but his knee was down)!! He automaticly goes into run the ball forget the pass mode !!! Jim Zorn needs to let his playmakers play !!!

LET JASON PASS THE BALL !!!!!

Posted by: LETJASONPASS | September 26, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I can't really see a scenario in which losing one of our best players on offense is a positive.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 26, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Craig 2 you must realize that the pass has been working!!! The only problem is when a mistake occurs (dropped touchdowns by SELLERS and THOMAS] Jim Zorn panics!!! What amazes me even when a mistake does not happen but almost happens he panics (Chris Cooley almost fumbling but his knee was down)!! He automaticly goes into run the ball forget the pass mode !!! Jim Zorn needs to let his playmakers play !!!

LET JASON PASS THE BALL !!!!!

Posted by: LETJASONPASS | September 26, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

The reason why these teams with mediocre running backs score points is that they pass the ball all over the field !!!! It does not take a great running back to get positive yardage when their is not eight men in a box!!!! It is amazing even Portis wants us to open up our passing game to open up the run !!!! He said this in one of his latest interviews !!!

LET JASON PASS THE BALL !!!!!

Posted by: LETJASONPASS | September 26, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

LETJASONPASS: I couldn't agree more, and that's point I've been trying to make, maybe I've not done a good job of making it, but that's it.

@chrislarry: as I wrote to t_e, I get your point and understand it, I just think there could be some benefit to it, that's all. It's been obvious to me(and to many other football people) that CP isn't in "mid-season" form right now, so I wonder just how much we would lose. Of course, if he isn't in top form now, sitting because of injury certainly won't help him get there any faster.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

talent_evaluator

"As for you and Moe believing that Zorn will be "forced" to call different plays, that's where I am not convinced. Why do you believe this?"

I believe this because Clinton Portis is the face of the redskin's offense.

And it's been a face we haven't seen go deep into the playoffs or light up the score board.

Zorn doesn't have the 'swag' to defy the notion that the redskins' offense must go through Portis: that was evident early on last season when CP went public and whined about the offensive line.

Maybe not having Portis on the field due to injury makes him open up the playbook and think, "Hey-- I have to get everybody involved, not just #26."

And that's not a bad thing.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 26, 2009 10:39 AM | Report abuse

My advice to Rinehart: "Be like Randy Thomas!"

Or he can be himself and play better.. hopefully. I trust Bugel to help the back-ups to play accordingly.

Posted by: RedCherokee | September 26, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

chrislarry

"...I can't really see a scenario in which losing one of our best players on offense is a positive..."

Well, sometimes subtraction is addition.

Dallas let its best receiver--T.O.--leave and now doesn't have his annoying but talented presence demanding the ball come his way play after play.

LaDamian Tomilinson gets banged up, the chargers get Sproles on the field, and realized that his versitility and speed beats LT's power game.

Again: you can lose or sit your best guy, and come out better in the long run.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 26, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Maybe not having Portis on the field due to injury makes him open up the playbook and think, "Hey-- I have to get everybody involved, not just #26."

And that's not a bad thing.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 26, 2009 10:39 AM

Moe--You keep saying the same thing over. Why will it "make" him open up the playbook? Why won't he just keep running the same plays with Betts?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 26, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

"Dallas let its best receiver--T.O.--leave and now doesn't have his annoying but talented presence demanding the ball come his way play after play.

LaDamian Tomilinson gets banged up, the chargers get Sproles on the field, and realized that his versitility and speed beats LT's power game."

Um, Moe your sample size there is two games....

Posted by: chrislarry | September 26, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

The people actually doing some analysis on NFL network all picked the Skins to win.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 25, 2009 8:19 PM

Yeah, me too. Of course I made my call before learning Portis was dinged.

But I still have a feeling. Do NOT underestmate fact 'skins are on the road, not concerned about being Booed, and at the point where they can stop stop being uptight and just let the game come to them.

Also, as part of under-publicized NFL "Guest Playcaller" program, 'skins offense this week is in the very capable hands of Miss Joan Rivers.

Posted by: TheCork | September 26, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

your right chris larry they weren't on the same team Lloyd and Ramsay.

Maybe it was Tydus Wynans. And, maybe I should trust people with 2 first names like jim vance, bob ryan, george michael, and chris larry

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 26, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

(14:27) P.Ramsey pass to S.Moss pushed ob at CHI 20 for 52 yards (J.Azumah).

i was way off

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 26, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Redskins fans should consider what they want to happen.

Then consider what would happen on the path to that goal.

If you hate Snyder and Cerrato so bad that your goal is failure, the path to failure is losses, injuries, and negativity.

If you love this team despite some 'bad apples', then your goal is success and the path to success is wins, health, and positivity.

Haynesworth is making a difference. Orakpo is making a difference. Kelly is making a difference.

We beat the Rams and we're off to play the Lions.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 26, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

folks the skins problems runs a lot deeper than what their needs are, or if this team needs a GM to start off with, the problem is that the media is controlling as to how the skins organization shiould be runned to start off with here is what i mean by that do you see any other media by any other teams asking the game plans in regards to that opponent think about that for a minute, i use to think that the New yoork media was the worst now i disagree with that assessment here is how i look at the top three worst media's.
1 D.C
2 New york
3 Philadelphia
also here is something else the fans seem to think just because they are paying a lot of money to watch games at the stadiums they are allowed to do anything McKelvin, Leodis they want and get away with it let take McKelvin, Leodis situation for example just because he lost the game does the fan have the right to mess up his front yard what if let say his kid was out there playing and a pregnant wife along with it that would be a serious situation now wouldn't it.

Posted by: rmnkevorkian | September 26, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

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