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Carter -- no surprise -- remains upbeat

Just finished talking to veteran defensive end Andre Carter, who is one of the most positive individuals I've ever covered.

I asked Carter if he feared things would become strained between the offensive and defensive players after Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The offense again struggled while producing only two field goals and wasting another strong effort by the defense.

Carter expressed confidence the players and coaches would remain united because "negativity only brings more negativity, so you just always have to bring optimism and keep working. One thing about us, we're very pleased about how the offense has been moving the ball. We've been running well.

"With the passing game, you can tell they've kind of shortened it up a little bit because the protections have been a little shaky, which can happen, but there's been times where they've been able to give Jason [Campbell] time. One thing about our side of the ball, we've just got to get more opportunities for our offense. That's what we have to do."

By Jason Reid  |  November 23, 2009; 12:03 PM ET
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If you ain't first, you're last...

Posted by: carocanesfan | November 23, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

If you ain't first, you're last...

Posted by: carocanesfan | November 23, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

So I guess I'm first and last, due to the double post... hahahaha

Posted by: carocanesfan | November 23, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

IR all the old hurt dudes and bring in the young bucks to play....gotta see what we're working with next year.

Posted by: gixxer998 | November 23, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

repost

"We will need a RB for next year. Portis will get hurt again. I think if we have a top 5 we need the best left tackle available."


Folks say, "Draft a linemen in round 1!"

Moe says, list the offensive linemen the Wizards of Redskins Park have taken in the top rounds in the space provided:

a.

b.

c.

d.

e. Chad Rhinehart, 3rd round '08 (and he's hurt)

The gang running the team is not going to do what it does not do: spend high picks on offensive linemen.

Last year was the year to snag an offensive tackle or guard, and Vinny whiffed like Ryan Howard in the World Series whne the time can to get one.

The redskins will go the free agent route, find a way to keep Levi Jones, and get some undrafted dudes Bugel will have to groom into players.

And remember the team is still high on Stephon Heyer at tackle when all evidence suggests otherwise.

Yes: there is the outside shot that Okung/Trent Williams will be drafted.

But Ciron Black--OT LSU can be had in the second round and there's no drop off in ablity.

or: take Okung 1st, Jacoby Ford-rb Clemson, second.

In any event, the team has let its offense get old upfront and in the backfield.

And to rebuild both, it's going to have to massively change how it does things.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 23, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I say draft Russell Okung AND Ciron Black AND a C/G.

Also, I'm curious to see if they bring in Mason-- if he does well, could he be the answer for next year until we get to 2011 to deal with RB?

Posted by: TDawg1 | November 23, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 23, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Moe says, list the offensive linemen the Wizards of Redskins Park have taken in the top rounds in the space provided:

AGAIN, Moe, FORGET Spiller! Forget a QB Moe. Did you see what happened to Betts? That's what's in store for Spiller unless the blocking and protection is shored up.

a. Russ Grimm HOF 3rd round 1981

b. Mark May 1st round 1981

c. Donny Warren 4th round, 1980

d. Chris Samuels 1st round.

e. Tre Johnson 3rd round.

f. Andre Johnson 1st round.

Posted by: periculum | November 23, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe has spoken!

To which I will add:

1. Fire Vinny
2. See #1
3. Hire a new VP of FO
4. Let said VP of FO hire a GM
5. Let said VP of FO and GM clear out the staff; Zorn first, Danny Smith second.
5. Let said VP of FO drop Portis, Samuels, Thomas, & even ARE.
6. Let said VP of FO & GM hire a coach who understands how to pound the rock.
7. Let said VP of FO, GM, & coach find a pair of road graders in draft or FA.
8. Let said VP of FO, GM, & coach draft a RB.
9. Let said VP of FO, GM, & coach obtain a strong-side LB so Orakpo can move to DE at will.
10. Let said VP of FO, GM, & coach put their collective foot up Snydely's rear if he tries to go after Sam Bradford.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 23, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

a. Russ Grimm HOF 3rd round 1981

b. Mark May 1st round 1981

c. Donny Warren 4th round, 1980

d. Chris Samuels 1st round.

e. Tre Johnson 3rd round.

f. Andre Johnson 1st round.

Posted by: periculum | November 23, 2009 12:23 PM

g. jon jansen 2nd round

h. derrick dockery 3rd round

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | November 23, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

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