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Daniels wins Ed Block Courage Award

Defensive end Phillip Daniels was named the winner of the team's 2009 Ed Block Courage Award, presented to a player from each team who displays courage amid adversity. The award is named after longtime Baltimore Colts trainer Ed Block and was first presented in 1978.

Daniels, 36, suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament on the first day of training camp in 2008. The 14-year veteran has remained in the starting lineup this season despite a torn right biceps.

By Jason Reid  |  November 6, 2009; 12:32 PM ET
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Way to be a badass, Phil.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 6, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Well, now you know why Blache reads profootballtalk. Where else can you get this type of information in a timely fashion?

Posted by: daggar | November 6, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Well, now you know why Blache reads profootballtalk. Where else can you get this type of information in a timely fashion?

Posted by: daggar | November 6, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

"Daniels wins Ed Block Courage Award"


Congratulate him.

Shake his hand and pat his back with mafia-style hugs and ball-breaking.

Raise a glass and drink a strong drink to show thanks for his efforts.

Then, after you hand him the award, show him the door, and remind him he's just keeping Jeremy Jarmon's position warm until next year.

We keep forgetting that Jarmon was a good pick.

And that Daniels used to be.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 6, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of the Ed Block Courage Award, just watched a piece about Ryan Clark on SC going through a sickle-cell type condition and what he went through, I wish he had kept him on the Skins. I know it's been nearly 3 years, but I feel that was one of best examples of the Skins not following the blueprint of building a team the right way.

Posted by: saltine182 | November 6, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

nice to see courage getting appreciated ... but isn't it a little early for awards?

I mean, why don't we give Suisham the team MVP award now because he kicked 3 FGs vs the Rams and that looks like it might be half of our win total ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 6, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

moe, agreed, however I'd like them to bring Daniels back in a strength/conditioning type of role, Daniels knows the ins/outs of power lifting...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 6, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | November 6, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

another shooting down in orlando, 2 dead, 8 wounded.....shaking my head...what is up with people these day's....can't figure this out...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 6, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Congrats big Phil. But yeah, hes keeping Jarmons seat warm. Hopefully some of Phils weight training will rub off. That dude is a hoss torn ligaments or not.

The Riggo comments have had some backlash as Ive read around online. Riggo definitely goes futher than most with his comments and I dont think he has much inside info or perspective on the ownership/front office of this team but the ends justify the means if his comments have ANY effect on Dan Snyder making a decision at the end of the year to

FIRE VINNY CERRATO!!!

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | November 6, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

moe, agreed, however I'd like them to bring Daniels back in a strength/conditioning type of role, Daniels knows the ins/outs of power lifting...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 6, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

For what we're paying him I see no reason to get rid of him. He's still a run stuffer. I'd let him stay until we need the roster spot.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 6, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

moe, agreed, however I'd like them to bring Daniels back in a strength/conditioning type of role, Daniels knows the ins/outs of power lifting...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 6, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

In the offseason there was a story about Daniels competing in power lifting and having some records. He's got to be strongest guy on the team.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | November 6, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

From the Times:

Safety Chris Horton and linebacker H.B. Blades are both practicing despite ailing knees.

Horton tweaked a knee late during Thursday's practice. Blades, who had his right knee scoped on Oct. 27, the day after he partially tore its meniscus, was in drills after working on his own the past two days.

The presence of Horton and Blades left only punter Hunter Smith (groin), tight end Chris Cooley (ankle) and cornerback Byron Westbrook (knee) not practicing and definitely out for Sunday's game at Atlanta

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 6, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

PA

"For what we're paying him I see no reason to get rid of him. He's still a run stuffer. I'd let him stay until we need the roster spot."


The team has also invested time, money and energy in Anthony Montegomery.

Does it make since to give Daniels playing time while making Monty sit and wait, knowing he's young, and has potential as a run-blocker, too?

What what happens when Monty gets groomed, and then heads off to another team where he gets playing time to make the best of all that redskin grooming?

Will Anthony Montegomery be the next Anthony Pierce?

We'll see.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 6, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

How do you pronounce the new punter's name?
pal-YES-quew?

Posted by: dcsween | November 6, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Anthony Montgomery has all the natural gifts, except that his motor runs hot and cold ... carburator problem or some such.

Posted by: dcsween | November 6, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Will Anthony Montegomery be the next Anthony Pierce?

We'll see.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 6, 2009 1:26 PM

From what I've read, Monty doesn't have the same drive as Pierce. That's why Monty slid in the draft. It's also why he was trade bait earlier this year.

Posted by: TWISI | November 6, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Will Anthony Montegomery be the next Anthony Pierce?

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 6, 2009 1:26 PM

Or the next Ryan Boschetti?

Posted by: dcsween | November 6, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm kind of hoping that the current Anthony Pierce is the last Anthony Pierce. F the Giants.

Posted by: dcsween | November 6, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Will Anthony Montegomery be the next Anthony Pierce?

We'll see.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 6, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse


I hope not.

If he's not in the plans, I hope we can at least trade him for a pick.

He's probably one of the few guys on our roster we can afford to give up that would have some trade value - depsite what some of the geniuses up here say, we're not gonna be able to trade Clinton Portis for a 2nd rounder.

But a relatively young DT who still has some upside and has played well in spots could fetch something.

Posted by: p1funk | November 6, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Phillip Daniels is a Man! Wish we had more on this team.

And BEEPS!

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 6, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

"Anthony Montgomery has all the natural gifts, except that his motor runs hot and cold ... carburator problem or some such."


My theme isn't about Monty as much as it's about growing your own product.

Monty may run hot and cold, but he is on an NFL roster in Washington whereas the 6' 5" 325 young, hungry, run-stopping player we let go, Antonio Dixon, is not.

If Monty wasn't worth the spot, they should've traded him and given the spot and opportunity to Dixon.

Otherwise, the kooky decision-making process is what makes people wonder if the skins are smoking their own home grown product.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 6, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of the Ed Block Courage Award, just watched a piece about Ryan Clark on SC going through a sickle-cell type condition and what he went through, I wish he had kept him on the Skins. I know it's been nearly 3 years, but I feel that was one of best examples of the Skins not following the blueprint of building a team the right way.

Posted by: saltine182

The blue print didn't include the murder of ST21. We should have let him go. I'd rather have the tandem of Taylor and Landry.

Posted by: dcwun | November 6, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Monty may run hot and cold, but he is on an NFL roster in Washington whereas the 6' 5" 325 young, hungry, run-stopping player we let go, Antonio Dixon, is not.
Posted by: MistaMoe

Yeh Moe I agree Dixon was a keeper...I think the Iggles got him on their 53...We should try to get him back...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | November 6, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

The blue print didn't include the murder of ST21. We should have let him go. I'd rather have the tandem of Taylor and Landry.

Posted by: dcwun

This tandem would've been better but Clark was the type of guy who just make plays..like some of the old school skins...Mayhew..Wilbon..etc..I like Landry but if ST21 had not been taken from us he and Clark would be a good tandem..and we could have traded down that 5 we use on Landry and filled other needs...like Oline...LB..

Posted by: jcnjcnj | November 6, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I think Zorn should get the courage award for still trying to call some of the plays.

Posted by: djorl | November 6, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

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