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Ex-Titans RB to Try Out with Redskins

Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Henry is scheduled to work out for the Redskins on Tuesday, a league source said.

With top back Clinton Portis slowed by injuries and off to a slow start this season, the team is seeking a spark in the running game. Offensive coordinator Sherman Smith was Henry's position coach with the Titans.

Henry, a second-round pick in 2007, rushed for 119 yards and had a 3.8-yard average in 2007. The Houston Texans also are believed to be interested in Henry.

By Jason Reid  |  October 5, 2009; 3:42 PM ET
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Another RB?

Posted by: RedDMV | October 5, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

schweeeeeet... another no-name washed up running back... didn't the skins already bring back alridge??? don't we already have betts???

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | October 5, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Is something wrong with MM or AA?

Posted by: coop2401 | October 5, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

This is the final piece needed to win the SUPERBOWL

Posted by: trezmartin | October 5, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

schweeeeeet... another no-name washed up running back... didn't the skins already bring back alridge??? don't we already have betts???

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | October 5, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

the guy was a second round pick in 2007 so I don't know how no-name or washed up the guy is...plus he was on a team with Chris Johnson and Lendale White, so maybe he's worth a look?

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 5, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

You'll have to remind yourself of who it is that is in charge of player selection, and having said that, nuff said.

Posted by: Ireland2 | October 5, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I think the 'skins have tradable assets to get the third rounder back.

Posted by: RedDMV

who u trading to get that 3rd round pick?

Betts?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8


I was gonna suggest that.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 5, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

ANOTHER RB????

Wow.

Anyways, in the event the Zorn-Is-Fired, Campbell-Is-Not-Offered-A-Contract scenario comes to pass, what do people think of Matt Leinart?

Are the Cardinals committed to him for the long haul? When is he a free agent? Would he be worth pursuing if JZ/JC end up out the door?

Just wondering.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 5, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

betts isn't worth a 3rd rounder. maybe portis

Posted by: mopp04 | October 5, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

The only way this is helpful is if he's gotten so fat since leaving football as to be a viable right tackle.

Posted by: Ootek | October 5, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

sween,
That was funny.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | October 5, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm a bit surprised that beantown could have missed this on his always reliable PFT report. Come on beaner!

Posted by: ksquare | October 5, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

anyone see Brandon Marshall's catch vs the Boys?? amazing..
http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2009100410/2009/REG4/cowboys@broncos/watch

Wonder how Snyder feels watching the QB that squirreled his JC trade/deal, Kyle Orton, going 4-0 W-L?

Or, watching an impact all-star WR like Brandon Marshall selected by Denver in 2006 Draft with the 4th round pick from the Redskin's three pick package they gave Denver to move up and pick Campbell in 05 (1st,3rd, and 4th).....arrrgh..
sadly "ironical"...

Or, as the prophet Curly, would say, if at first you dont succeed.. you keep on suk'ing until you do succeed..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 5, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

the guy was a second round pick in 2007 so I don't know how no-name or washed up the guy is...plus he was on a team with Chris Johnson and Lendale White, so maybe he's worth a look? Posted by: zjfr2

the guy was a 2nd rounder who got cut... you don't cut 2nd round picks unless you don't produce...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | October 5, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

What does this say about our RB depth? What happened to all of the high praise (coming out of ashburn) for Betts and all of the playing time he’s earned? It’s getting to the point where you can’t believe ANYTHING these guys were saying coming out of camp and preseason. Except for the fact that they still believe in the patchwork O-line that they put together…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 5, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

wow...mm and aa must be tearing it up for them to think about bringing in a washed up dud...tj duckett...shaun alexander anyone?

Posted by: BMACattack | October 5, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

another RB? Does Vinny have ADHD??
He should be focused like a laser on finding starting OLine players..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 5, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Red, you forgot Ladell Betts is worth AT LEAST a 2nd rounder.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 5, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Don't even debate where La(u)ndry is better at. Dude is a bust.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 5, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

He's a pro-bowl level strong safety. He's been playing out of position since the Taylor murder. It is a crime to play him 30 yards off of the ball.

Posted by: mhaslup1 | October 5, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

How long does it take to adjust though? he's had 30 games at the position now and looks worse than he did when he started there. And yet he's still being played there anyway, why can't we see Doughty, or Horton, or Moore play center field LL play to his strengths? that's poor coaching to me....btw did anybody notice Pitt call a halfback pass for a TD last night?....it was called on 1st down and set up perfect by a run formation on a running down.....Zorn take note please, trick passes work best when the defense isn't expecting a pass such as 3rd and 7 isn't the time to call a halfback option pass.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 5, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

no harm in bringing him in for a look see....anyone know what he ran for a 40 time??

he was picked in the draft by the Titans then GM, Floyd Reese I believe, so who knows, again no harm...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 5, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Thats kind of a slap to the face of Betts no? Why do we have him as a back-up if we refuse to let him back-up.

Isnt this why we have him? To use just in case Portis is hurt?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 5, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Did Jon Runyan ever sign anywhere?

And if not, how could it hurt to sign him and see how he looks?

It makes way more sense then signing yet another RB.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 5, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I'm a bit surprised that beantown could have missed this on his always reliable PFT report. Come on beaner!

Posted by: ksquare | October 5, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I had already gotten and posted it on the last two threads so you come on.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 5, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

... what do people think of Matt Leinart?

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 5, 2009 3:52 PM

The mob has already spoken. Leinart was drafted a couple few seasons ago and isn't the starter. Up here, that means he's no good. [See Campbell ... up here labeled a five year vet ... with three years of Leinartism.] The current and conventional wisdom is that up here, only Cutler or Marc Sanchez are acceptable. Other are too old and horrible (like that horrible Kyle Orton, Chicago's #3 who couldn't beat out Grossman or Griese). Helpful suggestions are NOT welcome!

Posted by: dcsween | October 5, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

no harm in bringing him in for a look see....anyone know what he ran for a 40 time??

he was picked in the draft by the Titans then GM, Floyd Reese I believe, so who knows, again no harm...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 5, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

According to wikipedia 4.40 at the combine.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 5, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Name one team that trade even a 7th round pick for Betts!

Betts isn't bad, he just has NO TRADE VALUE.

Posted by: filmchis | October 5, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I saw this movie last year, the one where we signed a running back because he had played for one of our coaches before, and it sucked.

At least Shaun Alexander is a has-been. This dude is a never-was.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 5, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Thats kind of a slap to the face of Betts no? Why do we have him as a back-up if we refuse to let him back-up.

Isnt this why we have him? To use just in case Portis is hurt?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 5, 2009 3:57 PM

My thoughts exactly

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 5, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

This just furthers my post earlier today:
The skins have 5 RBs on the roster and still are screwed. Portis is banged up, but he wont rest and if you try to rest him for a game and start betts, CP will cry. Betts cant come in to the game like he has (cold) and produce on 5 carries a game (or whatever small amount hes averaging). Cartwright is not a threat at all to defenses, being slow and small (hes got good quickness and toughness, but lacks overall as a RB). CP26 and LB46 are tied up with huge contracts, so they cant let them go if they wanted to. Rock holds his roster spot with being a consistant KR guy (who cant break the big one due to lack of top speed) and his fading label from Gibbs 2.0 as a "core redskin". Then you have Mason, Alridge and possibly bringing in this Henry guy... Im sure if Henry joins the team, mason or alridge is gone or put on the PS if theyre still eligible.

I guarantee you this: It was Zorns hand in having Mason make the final cut to 53 and its his hand in bringing in Alridge and Henry. He's telling Vinny his offense is sputtering because his starter is banged up, his back up cant get it going and isnt a "change of pace" back, Rock is not an option and he cant activate 5 RBs for a game. Vinny says his hands are tied because of the ridiculous contracts given to CP and LB and additionally the repeated re-workings of CP's that just F this franchise more and more for longer and longer. Well Vinny probably isnt saying that, but thats what hes thinking.
As much as people blame Zorn for this teams woes this season, I feel bad for the guy having to coach the roster set by Vinnerato. Most coaches, experienced or not would struggle to win with this bassackwards built roster.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | October 5, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about Chris Henry

Why have we not seen a post yet about how terrible Randle EL was and is a punt returning. Brian Mitchell let him have it on the post game.

Jreid can we get an answer on why Randle El or as the call him in the Randle Fell is still catching and not catching punts.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | October 5, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

another RB? Does Vinny have ADHD??
He should be focused like a laser on finding starting OLine players..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 5, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Exactly.....Levi Jones is still looking for work. That friggin O line is so porous. So an RB will mask the O line weakness? Comical.....

Posted by: ksquare | October 5, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: _Stumped_ | October 5, 2009 3:53 PM

Dood, why didn't you pick a kicker off the waiver wire?

Not to change the subject (dramatically), but will the Titans EVER be good this season? Any chance Skins could swap out one of the teams on the schedule that wasn't supposed to be good (SF or Denver) for Tennessee? Hmmm? Maybe agree to play during the Bye Week in exchange for the chance to erase the Lions loss? [They can still keep the win, just not against us.]

Posted by: dcsween | October 5, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

"PFT has learned that after a successful workout with the Washington Redskins, which included his former position coach, Sherman Smith, former Titans 2007 2nd round draft pick, Chris Henry has signed a 6 year, $115 Million dollar contract with the team. Upon hearing of his contract current Redskins rb Clinton Portis walked out of team headquarters and demanded either to be traded or to have his contract extended"

Why.....why.....why????

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 5, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

So Chris Henry is now trying to make it as a RG. ......Interesting.

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | October 5, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Here's what you do to make room for Chris Henry:

Package Betts, Cartwright, and Robert Henson for a 2nd, 3rd, and 5th.

On draft day trade Moss and Portis for a 1st and draft Taylor Mays.

Then in the 2nd round propose a trade for Campbell involving a 2nd and 6th.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 5, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

At least Shaun Alexander is a has-been. This dude is a never-was.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 5, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

And Shaun Alexander was 32 this dude is 23/24.

You're not going to get much run behind the RB's they have in Tennessee. There's nothing wrong with taking a look.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 5, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Chris Henry in. Anthony Montgomery out. Mostly so the 2009 Skins can become the 2008 Broncos ... only without the injuries at RB.

Posted by: dcsween | October 5, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Betts is not worth a third rounder. He might be worth a 6th. Who would seriously want him?

Portis is untradeable. He is nicked up and does not have good numbers this year. His contract is impossible. Everybody in the NFL knows the clock is ticking on that guy.

Posted by: edvar | October 5, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Not to change the subject (dramatically), but will the Titans EVER be good this season?

Posted by: dcsween | October 5, 2009 4:02 PM

They will if they play us.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 5, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Heyer, Rino and Rabach spent Sunday getting blasted into the backfield. Maybe we should be looking for some O line help...

We aren't going anywhere until that gets turned around.

Posted by: edvar | October 5, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

So Chris Henry is now trying to make it as a RG. ......Interesting.

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | October 5, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I'd have went with RT instead of RG. Rhino actually hasn't looked that bad. He is getting a little push in the run game and hasn't looked bad in protection. He got pushed back a few times but nothing terrible. Stephon Heyer is the one getting beat like a rented mule.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 5, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

From the Times:

However, Chris Johnson was such a revelation as a rookie last year that Henry got into just one game and carried just once. Henry tied Adrian Peterson for the fastest 40 time (4.4) among running backs at the 2007 combine and has the weight to break tackles. However, his ability to see the proper holes was questioned in Tennessee.

I'm in trigued...dump rock, Betts takes over KR duties, and Henry and Aldridge split carries/catch's...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 5, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

"Package Betts, Cartwright, and Robert Henson for a 2nd, 3rd, and 5th..."

Red, I hope you are kidding. Otherwise, you're fired.

Posted by: edvar | October 5, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Man, trade Portis and Moss for two first rounders.

Trade Betts for a 2nd.

Cartwright for a 5th.

Campbell for a 3rd.

Champeeeeens!

Posted by: RedDMV | October 5, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

It's the OC who is looking at a player he once coached. Marcus had two runs and one went for 8yrds. This staff is killing me...... They have no clue and they are a laughing stock of the league with their player management.......

Posted by: thebanker21 | October 5, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 5, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: dcsween | October 5, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Not only is Betts worth a first round pick, he's worth a GUARANTEED top ten pick, where the team that trades for Betts trades the Redskins a first round pick that MUST be one of the top ten picks. If the team that receives Betts does not draft in the top ten as a result of finish order, that team must obtain a top ten pick and assign it to the Redskins.

No?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 5, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

chris henry stats:
career(3yrs): 10 games 32 attempts 122 yards

alridge stats:
career (2yrs): no games played... no stats

mason:
career (3yrs):2 games played 5 attempts 13yds

betts stats:
career (8yrs): 97 games 728 attempts 2979yds & 157 catches

soooooooooooooooo why are we bringing in another rb to tryout???

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | October 5, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

My fantasy world moves this week:

Cut BMW, Rock, and Mason

Trade Betts a 4th and a ham sandwich to anyone looking for running back depth for a RG.

Sign Levi Jones, Chris Henry, and Jeff Garcia.

Give JC till the bye week to get going after he doesn't and we still suck on offense give Garcia the second half of the season. After he proves like he has everywhere else that he is a pretty solid QB keep him for next season and spend next draft on a gamebreaker at running back and the rest oline.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 5, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Thats kind of a slap to the face of Betts no? Why do we have him as a back-up if we refuse to let him back-up.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 5, 2009 3:57 PM

I think he'd be about a $3 million cap hit to NOT be here this year (Speaking of said cap, just a shade under 10% of it this year belongs to one Jon Jansen and one Receiver, The).

Posted by: 4-12 | October 5, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

i think we should sign at least 6 more running backs...that way we could line 11 up on the field at a time and zorn could come up with a wacky name...maybe not the wildcat, but the WILDABEAST.

can you imagine the sweep left with 11 running backs...wowweee wow wow.

Posted by: carsonspence | October 5, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

how about that Mark Sanchez? he is sooo good! I bet he would make the Skin's undefeated if we had sold our future to get him - notwithstanding our poo poo O-line.

um, er . . . .

Posted by: whughes1 | October 5, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Can Chris Henry play Right Tackle??? No? Oh, okay.

Posted by: MadeRED | October 5, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Chris Henry? There's usually a reason when a relatively high draft pick gets cut after two years. He was drafted high because of his combine performance. Caution!

Posted by: NYSkinsFan1 | October 5, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

How long does it take to adjust though? he's had 30 games at the position now and looks worse than he did when he started there. And yet he's still being played there anyway, why can't we see Doughty, or Horton, or Moore play center field LL play to his strengths? that's poor coaching to me.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 5, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

It's not a matter of adjusting. He's NOT a free safety. If they started Heyer at RB, would you expect him to "adjust"? He's not a terrible FS, but he'll never be a playmaker there.

Doughty and Horton lack the range to play free safety with all the 1-deep we play. I think they are cautiosly letting K. Moore do it for a few snaps each game to see if he can. Hopefully, he can, because this team is years away from being able to afford another elite safety high in the draft. 1, 2, and 4 all need to be O-linemen this year.

Posted by: mhaslup1 | October 5, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Can we please start calling it the single-wing. That's what it is. There's no such thing as the "wildcat."

Posted by: mhaslup1 | October 5, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

So the roll call reads: Portis, Betts, Cartwright, Mason, Aldridge......Where the hell does Henry factor in?

So an extra linemen wouldn't help, but more running backs are needed? What about a capable third wideout that would produce better?

Christ, can someone take the keys out of Cerrato's hands and hand them to a more capable person to handle day to day football operations?

Trade for Joey Galloway. He's falling out of favor in New England while you're at it.

Posted by: DCSportsFanRegardless726 | October 5, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I am so sick of all the fair weather fans dumping on JC, IF!!! he had competent recievers and an O-line worth a tinkers damn and a head coach who had a clue about anything concerning offensive continuity then maybe some of you would get a clue, but JC has none of that because of a dumb azz front office. Sonny Jurgensen never won jacksh!t here in DC all he ever had was a bunch of statistics if wasn't for Charley Taylor,Bobby Mitchell and the late Jerry Smith he would have been just another QB like Norm Snead in Philly(who he was traded for)cut the BS about JC most of you don't have a clue about the history of this team if it were not for Bobby Mitchell and Charley Taylor this franchise(fraught with bigotry and prejudice) would have been doomed,Sonny would have replaced JC yesterday what a laugh ask Sonny how many int's did he have before he got a competent receiving corps ask Sonny what the late Vince Lombardi thought of him. Jim Zorn has about as much business coaching in the NFL as Steve Spurrier does and we all know how that disaster worked out.I for one will be glad when JC goes elsewhere and gets a competent coach and an off.coord. with a clue.

Posted by: dargregmag | October 5, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Please, with our offense it would just be the wildbama.

Posted by: will_ga | October 5, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Before we bring in another RB, why can't we see what Anthony Aldridge can do in a real game. What was the point in bringing him back if he's not going to be used?

Portis played his best game of the season, ran hard and almost got a 100. He may not be what he once was, but I give him his due, he's a tough SOB!

Posted by: 72Redskins | October 5, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

who is this "offensive coordinator sherman smith?" and why is his named only mentioned once a season?

if he is truly a coordinator for us, what is he really doing? zorn is always mentioned as the play caller (isn't this the OC's job?) i have always wondered about smith's role with the team. (to sit in the box and collect a paycheck?) anybody know?

and yes, i am fully aware that he is our "offensive" coordinator.

Posted by: jayemzee | October 5, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

As players from scrimmage Alridge and Mason are not NFL caliber.

Betts is too slow and Cartwright is too small at 5'7 and 190.

That's the simple truth.

Portis is the only NFL caliber back who can start games for this team IF it expects to win any of them.

It is another example of an organization blindspot being shown to the fans and media.

Keeps your mind wandering back to that Fred Davis pick in last year's draft doesn't it?

Just as it does when Randy Thomas goes down and everyone is scared to death that Campbell is going to be pulverized.

3 or 4 years ago the Redskins had a very good offensive line.

But the club failed to take advantage of that and focus attention on building the defensive line to match it.

So that when the OL was getting older and players were starting to fall out of the lineup, the club was then focused on drafting Orakpo and Jarmon along with signing Haynesworth.

No taint to the draft picks for Orakpo and Jarmon, I think both players have bright NFL futures.

But we could have worked the DL when the OL was a source of strength, but instead were caught up in drafting safeties (Taylor, Landry) and corners (Rogers) instead.

Posted by: leopard09 | October 5, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

JC is only picked on because of what let's see the color of? hmmm. Since the superbowl of 91 the Redskins hasn't had a decent QB don't jump down JC throat because he doesn't have an O-line damn, we haven't protected a QB in years did yall blame the O-Line then when will you dummies understand that we can't even block for our pro bowl running back geeez. Hell face it people the Hogs we do not have. I don't give a damn who you put behind this O-line they will get blown up Jay Cutler or Mark Sanchez it doesn't matter who, and when I last checked stats JC had better numbers on the season then those two guys. DO YOUR HOMEWORK SO CALLED FANS NONE OF YOU HAS PLAYED PRO FOOTBALL IN YALL'S LIFE...... PATHETIC FANS

Posted by: jaywalk | October 5, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Betts would be barely worth a 5th rounder, and Rock would bring...zippo! and why trade a pic fro Campbell when he is a free agent at the end of the season...face it folks....we are stuck with this bunch, and sad to say, they arent very good.

Posted by: kcy123 | October 5, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

We need a spark in the BLOCKING game. The FO are idiots!

Posted by: clark202 | October 5, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

This myth about the hogs? Buge's as much as he is revered and respected he obviously isn't Russ Grimm. Let's face it, look how Grimm transformed the lines of Arizona and Pittsburgh. As much as I love Buge's he is past his time to gauge lineman.

Another thing, Drafting Taylor/Landry instead of other d lineman. Well okay, but if Taylor wasn't picked up that year, neither would Cooley. Let's face it, this team needs a real GM. Look at Wise's article about Leonsis. He admitted failure. Daniel Snyder wouldn't, but it seems its time to concede to that notion.

As far as Campbell, yes he is capable, but he doesn't look hungry trying to lead this team. This is starting to look like Patrick Ramsey all over again.

Posted by: DCSportsFanRegardless726 | October 5, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

JC is only picked on because of what let's see the color of? hmmm. Since the superbowl of 91 the Redskins hasn't had a decent QB don't jump down JC throat because he doesn't have an O-line damn, we haven't protected a QB in years did yall blame the O-Line then when will you dummies understand that we can't even block for our pro bowl running back geeez. Hell face it people the Hogs we do not have. I don't give a damn who you put behind this O-line they will get blown up Jay Cutler or Mark Sanchez it doesn't matter who, and when I last checked stats JC had better numbers on the season then those two guys. DO YOUR HOMEWORK SO CALLED FANS NONE OF YOU HAS PLAYED PRO FOOTBALL IN YALL'S LIFE...... PATHETIC FANS

Posted by: jaywalk | October 5, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse
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JayWalk? As in HU's Skywalker? At any rate I feel your anger, but I believe most of the heat on JC is due mainly for the fact that he's the QB which automatically puts you in the cross hairs, doesn't matter what the color the QB is. Since '91 we've had some nice QB's come through here, like Hostetler, and Rich Gannon, but they caught just as much heat. As an African-American myself, I think this town is and has been open to QB of color, I mean one got us a SB trophy. But, when you lose, no matter color you are, the back-up QB is always going to be the most popular guy in town (Billy-Sonny, Theisman-Schrader, Schrader-Williams, Schuler-Ferotte, Brunell-Ramsey, etc...)

Posted by: clark202 | October 5, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

This myth about the hogs? Buge's as much as he is revered and respected he obviously isn't Russ Grimm. Let's face it, look how Grimm transformed the lines of Arizona and Pittsburgh. As much as I love Buge's he is past his time to gauge lineman.
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Don't know if I agree with this, both Big Ben and Warner constantly run for their lives when they take a snap. If it wasn't for Kurt's quick release, and Big Ben's strength, they'd have no offense. I love the guy, but there's a reason why Grimm has been passed up for HC around the league.

Posted by: clark202 | October 5, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Chris Henry is only 24 years old. He is at best experienced depth. He does have good speed.
Height Weight Round 40 yard
5-11 230 2C 4.39 sec

Posted by: fwroy | October 5, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

OFFENSIVE. LINE.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | October 5, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse

GIVE ANTHONY ALDRIDGE A CHANCE, THIS GUY HAS 4.3 SPEED. BY THE TIME CP REACHES THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, AA WOULD HAVE BEEN 3 YARDS PASS THE L.O.S............SPEED KILLS.....CP SPEED KILLS THE DRIVE

Posted by: pennstate1 | October 5, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

I always support the head coach, he has a job to do, with what he has. But this O-line is maybe the worst line we have ever had since the 60s. Mark Rypen was an average QB at best. Joe Gibbs collected QBs that could throw the ball 80 yards down field. The 91" O-line gave Ryp an average of 4.5 seconds to throw the ball (or more) that's how we won games run, run, run some more then play action Deeeeeeeeep. JC is a great deep ball thrower.(Gibbs drafted him for this) not very smart. slow to read the field and does not have any where near 4.5 seconds on most downs and the D we are seeing do not respect our running game. We NEED a new O-line and will continue to be mediocre at best until that happens. Zorn and JC are NOT the main problem. there not great yet and they could be, but not with this O-line.

Posted by: boysheadcoach | October 5, 2009 10:45 PM | Report abuse

"Anyways, in the event the Zorn-Is-Fired, Campbell-Is-Not-Offered-A-Contract scenario comes to pass, what do people think of Matt Leinart?

Are the Cardinals committed to him for the long haul? When is he a free agent? Would he be worth pursuing if JZ/JC end up out the door?

Just wondering. "
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What do you mean "in the event"??? Those two are as good as gone!!!
One will be completely out of football, the other will be a league minimum wage backup somewhere.


Posted by: Redskin_in_miami | October 5, 2009 11:27 PM | Report abuse

please oh please stay away from this workout wonder. he was sorry in college, and he's already been busted for drugs and not even performance enhancing drugs.

please oh please keep Mason and Aldridge and let them grow into the CP/LB RB spots.

CP has been ridden hard and LB is 30.

this dude is an untalented cancer.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | October 5, 2009 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Here's what you do to make room for Chris Henry:

Package Betts, Cartwright, and Robert Henson for a 2nd, 3rd, and 5th.

On draft day trade Moss and Portis for a 1st and draft Taylor Mays.

Then in the 2nd round propose a trade for Campbell involving a 2nd and 6th.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 5, 2009 4:11 PM
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RedDMV, do you think NFL teams are stupid?

You couldnt get even ONE 3rd round pick for Portis, Moss, Betts, Cartwright, and Henson combined.

And for Campbell, you could'nt even get a bag of footballs!!!

Posted by: Redskin_in_miami | October 5, 2009 11:38 PM | Report abuse

am so sick of all the fair weather fans dumping on JC, IF!!! he had competent recievers and an O-line worth a tinkers damn and a head coach who had a clue about anything concerning offensive continuity then maybe some of you would get a clue, but JC has none of that because of a dumb azz front office. Sonny Jurgensen never won jacksh!t here in DC all he ever had was a bunch of statistics if wasn't for Charley Taylor,Bobby Mitchell and the late Jerry Smith he would have been just another QB like Norm Snead in Philly(who he was traded for)cut the BS about JC most of you don't have a clue about the history of this team if it were not for Bobby Mitchell and Charley Taylor this franchise(fraught with bigotry and prejudice) would have been doomed,Sonny would have replaced JC yesterday what a laugh ask Sonny how many int's did he have before he got a competent receiving corps ask Sonny what the late Vince Lombardi thought of him. Jim Zorn has about as much business coaching in the NFL as Steve Spurrier does and we all know how that disaster worked out.I for one will be glad when JC goes elsewhere and gets a competent coach and an off.coord. with a clue.

Posted by: dargregmag | October 5, 2009 5:17 PM
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Dude, Campbell is the worst starting QB in football behind only J. Russell of the Raiders.

Most of his yards and TD's have come in garbage time. He is slow to read, react, and shows no leadership skills. 35 years of following football tells me that I've seen enough. Basically, he is Byron Leftwitch.

Posted by: Redskin_in_miami | October 5, 2009 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Also, that makes two of us who can't wait till "JC" goes to another team.

Posted by: Redskin_in_miami | October 5, 2009 11:51 PM | Report abuse

And OMG, I just read an idiot who pulled the RACE CARD for Campbell. The racist might be YOU! Basically, you back this crap of a QB because of the color of his skin. The guy sucks, PERIOD.

And BTW, I believe that Brunell (who is white) sucked just as much as Campbell.

As for the stats, watch the games. Most of his yards and TDs have come against the prevent defense. Not to mention also against some of the worst teams in the NFL.

Posted by: Redskin_in_miami | October 5, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse

"am so sick of all the fair weather fans dumping on JC, IF!!! he had competent recievers and an O-line worth a tinkers damn and a head coach who had a clue"
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Yes, if Campbell had a cadillac.....After watching Favre and Rogers last night, especially Rogers who was on his a** all evening light it up with quick releases and pin point accuracy, you really realize why the skins were trying to replace JC. Unfortunately skins have no cadillac and QB is the one position that can single handily turn and average team into an above or below average group.

Posted by: outsourced_in_va | October 6, 2009 8:09 AM | Report abuse

jc is our biggest problem.he is not accurate, he makes bad decisions and has never led this team on a 4th quarter comback. the last time this team was watchable was when todd collins was in. that is a fact, watch the games. oh yeah, i guess jc threw a nice pass off the referees head. how many time you ever seen that. he is horrible,

Posted by: cavalieri10 | October 6, 2009 9:35 AM | Report abuse

our running backs.betts is too slow, cartright is not good and aldridge is nothing. portis has slowed and he seems to fall too easily. sign henry, dump betts. cartright can go too, use thomas on kick returns.

Posted by: cavalieri10 | October 6, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

OMG!!!! Put in Colt Brennan already! Take out Clinton and put in either(Mason/Aldridge) Goodness, this is so simple!!!
Why are you all repeating the Gibbs error of keeping in Brunnell?! Clinton didn't like that either!
Let's face it...YOUR STRUGGLING NOW! So why not(positively)struggle with hopes of building a future for this francise!???
If the change doesn't pan out, what did you lose? Do you really think you have a chance with this unit? Newsflash, these are "seasoned" pros, making, infact creating the same mistakes Sunday after Sunday and all you do is make excuses for thier failures! Try this theroy on for size... A mistake is only a mistake when it happens once or twice, after that your entering the pool of ignorance!
Now we hit Snyders territory! How many coaches do you think your going to change before you realize it's not them, it's you! Welcome to your pool of the ignorance!
Listen, something needs to be done to create some kind of positve team movement before you destroy the few talanted players you do have, that would like to be a part of team play!
Again...OMG, DO SOMETHING AND DO IT QUICK>
Oh, by the way, if Tampas field goal kicker would have hit all his marks.. you would have never won that game.
SEE...you got me doing and saying things i don't want too!!!!
Please make some changes! thank you

Posted by: briannalynn21 | October 6, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

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