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Fletcher, defense work to stop Romo, big plays

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo often has succeeded at eluding pass rushers in the pocket. His ability to move well and give receivers more time to break free from coverage has resulted in many big plays for the Cowboys in Romo's four seasons as a starter.

"He is a tough quarterback. He has great pocket awareness," middle linebacker London Fletcher said. "He has a great ability to extend plays, to buy time. He knows how to get everything out of a play. He's good at that."

Although Romo struggled against pressure in the Cowboys' 17-7 loss in Week 10 to the Green Bay Packers, he is capable of making things happen even against an effective pass rush, players said. And the Cowboys have made players capable of helping Romo produce long gains.

Also, the Redskins gave up 40- and 75-yard touchdown passes in the first quarter of their 27-17 victory over the Denver Broncos. Washington has given up three passing plays and three running plays of at least 40 yards.

"In the course of a ballgame, because they have so many weapons at the skill positions, you have to be disciplined on what you're doing," Fletcher said. "At any point and time, the guy you're covering could be the guy that they try to get the ball to in a big-play opportunity. It's all about being disciplined in what the defense calls for.

"It's about understanding the situation and knowing that because we have given up some big plays, that's how teams are going to attack us. The league is what we call copycat. If they've [other teams] have seen something that's affected you in the past, that's what you're going to get the next week, and the next week, and the next week until you show the ability to stop it and stop it more than once."

Washington has given up too many big plays, and the entire defense must perform better on that front, Fletcher said.

"Big plays are a combination of everybody. Defense is a team sport," Fletcher said. "We all have ownership in everything that's going on out there."

Practice update

Rick Maese reports that Mike Williams is on the field, but Clinton Portis (concussion) and Albert Haynesworth (ankle) were not.

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No friggin' big plays... that'd be nice, wouldn't it?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 19, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

It's gonna suck w/o Stompsworth.

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 19, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

from the scouts or mistamoe?

8. Redskins: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

Spiller, with his running and receiving skills, could revitalize QB Jason Campbell's career.

I'm glad to see the ESPN footballheads are cribbing my posts.

I hope they follow through on this one: FIRE CHRIS BERMAN!!!

And then there's, "Hey Erin, I see you!"

"But I bet you can't see me and my camera!"

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 19, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

"....Romo struggled against pressure in the Cowboys' 17-7 loss in Week 10 to the Green Bay Packers, he is capable of making things happen even against an effective pass rush, players said."

Jamming the cowboys' wide receivers at the line will go a long way to disrupting all of that.

Even if the skins get the occasional roughing penalty, if the corners and 'backers play tight early on, it'll rattle them enough to were they'll never get in sync.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 19, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad to see the ESPN footballheads are cribbing my posts.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 19, 2009 2:24 PM |

A flea yelling "Open the drawbridge!".

Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

In FF in the Hansters league, some key matchups ...

Etrod (6-4) and I (7-3) have a big game and Stumped (6-4) and 4th (6-4) also have a big game.

The battle between Stumped and 4th is forecast to be a massive scoring affair, with Stump's CoPro team favored over 4th Realskins 149-133.

149 would be the highest total in the league this season, and 133 would be the 5th highest score. Stumped has Warner, Chris Johnson and Randy Moss among his key guys. 4th has Palmer, Megatron and Andre Johnson on his side.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I don't think they'll give up on running the 12 yard cushion, Moe, unfortunately.

They're just too damn scared.

And if Haney is out, expect that all game long... ugh.

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 19, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

In the FF Peeps league, the biggest game is between 2 of the 3 teams tied for 1st at 7-3, my Futaleufu Swimmers and Ryan's Buffaloes. The winner will clinch a playoff spot.

Redcoat (6-4) also has a big game vs Future Winners (5-5). Redcoat's team had an excellent chance to win it all this year, but took a big hit when Ronnie Brown went down this past week. He's still very much in the hunt with guys like DeAngelo Williams and Adrian Peterson, but its tough to replace a FF point machine like Ronnie Brown.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

First, we need to see what happens in free agency.

Posted by: League-Source | November 19, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Unless the Skins can get 2-3 starters under 25 (or if its Snyders call 27) they still need to go draft.

The first day in this draft is only round 1

Posted by: TWISI | November 19, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Actually its the first 2 round, it just feels like it takes a day for round 1.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Think of it like this: If Zorn comes out and says CP is out this week, Dallas has one less thing to prepare for. But if Zorn doesn't, maybe Dallas has to put some effort into being ready for him just in case he does play. It makes perfect sense. JZ is Not showing his hand. Keeps Dallas guessing. Kudos to that....


oh and one more thing, F DALLAS

Posted by: sweetsweetlou | November 18, 2009 4:42 PM

One less thing to prepare for. What does a defensive coordinator have to prepare for as concerns Portis: Men, today we need to run the "let the out of shape prima-donna softly run into the back of his o-linemen" drill?! This brilliant misdirection is going to cost the Bovine Cartel defense upwards of 3 or 4 minutes of precious practice time.

Posted by: MColeman51

Posted by: MColeman51 | November 19, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I say they need to come out of the first day of the draft with 2 linemen!

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 2:13 PM


I agree that we need linemen but squandering draft pick value is not the correct course of action either. I mean if you are picking 8th overall and the next tackle on the board is projected to go in the second why not fill another need and get that tackle in the second? There is a huge dropoff in talent this year and a bunch of third tier tackles.

I'd take Russell Okung top 5.

Brian Bulaga, Bruce Campbell top 15.

Everyone else can wait until the second round.

Kristofer O'Dowd
Charles Brown
Trent Williams
Anthony Davis
Ciron Black

Heck in the 4th round I'd take Selvish Capers, Zane Beadles, Matt Tennant, or Adam Ulatoski.


Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 19, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 19, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

NFL draft's first round moves to Thursday night for 2010

he NFL draft will kick off in prime time for the first time in 2010, it was announced Thursday. The first round of the 2010 NFL Draft will start on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. ET.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8116faa2&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

The sacks that Grean Bay got were mostly due to an aggressive blitz package, and Blatche seems to be allergic to the blitz.

Posted by: yampaco | November 19, 2009 2:16 PM |

He is also allergic to imaginative D schemes.

Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

"Big plays are a combination of everybody. Defense is a team sport," Fletcher said.
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Okay, so tell the TEAM to make better tackles, tell the TEAM to not get beat on double moves, tell the TEAM not to hit people once they are out of bounds, tell the team TEAM not to take bad angles when pursuing defenders. Yes, you could tell the TEAM all of those things but guys like Haynesworth might be a little upset. It would be eaiser to load the blame squarely on Hall, Rogers, Smoot and Landry's shoulders. Those guys need to play better if the defense is going to shut down Dallas. Last year, the excuse was these guys were carrying the load because there was no pass rush, but it is time to stop that noise. There are seven or eight guys doing their jobs on the field and there are four guys that need to step it up. Greg blache needs to call them out, or Jerry Gray, or whomever speaks for the defense these days.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 19, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

mrpink

"A flea yelling "Open the drawbridge!"

Use the space provided to explain why I should give a rat's azz about you and your wack azzed crew:

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Posted by: MistaMoe | November 19, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

NFL draft's first round moves to Thursday night for 2010

he NFL draft will kick off in prime time for the first time in 2010, it was announced Thursday. The first round of the 2010 NFL Draft will start on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. ET.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8116faa2&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Dude, Thats redonckulous

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Fine, I take it back and rephrase 2 linemen in the first 2 round.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

NFL draft's first round moves to Thursday night for 2010

he NFL draft will kick off in prime time for the first time in 2010, it was announced Thursday. The first round of the 2010 NFL Draft will start on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. ET.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8116faa2&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 2:44 PM |

It should be a fun second day of the draft because teams will have time to work on trades. Teams are going to more willing to move up or down the second round, based on the board, and the ability to acquire picks.

Posted by: TWISI | November 19, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

"if you are picking 8th overall and the next tackle on the board is projected to go in the second why not fill another need and get that tackle in the second?"

PA - that's fine if everyone rates the players the same, but they don't. Phil Loadholt was project to go mid-third and instead went mid second, and has turned out to be a pretty good pick.

I'm not saying your wrong, I just don't think it always works according to plan.

Posted by: edvar | November 19, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Actually its the first 2 round, it just feels like it takes a day for round 1.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 2:41 PM |

That's okay, we can still get you two OL on the first day. Remember we're trading Portis for a first rounder and also Betts for a second rounder. We can package the two second rounders and move up to pick three OL on the first day. Very Vinny -- "good things come in threes."

Posted by: League-Source | November 19, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

It's gonna suck w/o Stompsworth.

Posted by: DikShuttle
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Huh? Hayneworth's not going to play?

Hmm, I bet Gurode had wished Big Al had been light in his loafers that day. Oh damn, I said it again.

Posted by: chasgiffen | November 19, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

isn't trent williams, a bigger cat than okung?? I wanna couple block out the sun type cats, just massive dudes...and mean...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

talent_evaluator/league-source

"First, we need to see what happens in free agency."

"Unless the Skins can get 2-3 starters under 25 (or if its Snyders call 27) they still need to go draft."

"The first day in this draft is only round 1"


I agree with the free agency issue.

Vinny said the team targeted Seahawk tackle Ray Willis, but couldn't get a deal done.

Free agency this year should be devoted to finding a young right/left tackle.

If Chad Rhinehart improves with playing time, the skins can grab some servicable back up linemen types, and draft a right tackle with the 1st or second round pick.

Or: the 1st round pick is freed up for the team to take CJ Spiller knowing it has brought in linemen to block for him.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 19, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm not saying your wrong, I just don't think it always works according to plan.

Posted by: edvar | November 19, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

The top 15 is a whole different ballgame though. These are the gamebreakers, the superstars, the franchise players. You have to ;pay these guys millions more than anybody else. You better get your monies worth. The number 8 pick overall needs to be a game breaker or a franchise player.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 19, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Free only has appeared in 10 games in his career - one before this season. "Oh, yeah? Wow," Orakpo

That is awesome, considering Orakpo is a rookie already picking on this guy, hopefully he backs it up.

Say no to Big Plays and Large Tony Homos

Posted by: mhartz1 | November 19, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

In the FF Peeps league, the biggest game is between 2 of the 3 teams tied for 1st at 7-3, my Futaleufu Swimmers and Ryan's Buffaloes. The winner will clinch a playoff spot.

Redcoat (6-4) also has a big game vs Future Winners (5-5). Redcoat's team had an excellent chance to win it all this year, but took a big hit when Ronnie Brown went down this past week. He's still very much in the hunt with guys like DeAngelo Williams and Adrian Peterson, but its tough to replace a FF point machine like Ronnie Brown.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

WOW!! That's some exciting stuff. Please keep me posted with these riveting updates on fantasy football. I can't get enough!!

Posted by: ga8085 | November 19, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Heck in the 4th round I'd take Selvish Capers, Zane Beadles, Matt Tennant, or Adam Ulatoski.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17
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All this talk about high draft picks... now if we don't watch out we might keep winning and screw it all up. But none of that changes "F Dallas and the horse genitals they rode in on"...

Posted by: chasgiffen | November 19, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Trent Williams (top 10 talent) should fall to a position the Skins draft him at w/o having to give up picks.

Unless of course, the Skins win out and make the playoffs...

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

"F Dallas and the horse genitals they rode in on"...

Posted by: chasgiffen | November 19, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

And the little white dog following behind the horse genitals.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Free Angency is a crap shoot, but I too think we draft a couple OL and acquire an OL through FA that can play right away if need be and let the youngsters work their butts off, if Samuels retires, make him an assistant or special coach for the OL...he is the kind of Skin we want long term, if not retired, then a depth guy or starter until he breaks, as long as their is someone capable behind him not named Heyer.

Posted by: mhartz1 | November 19, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

RB in the 2nd round.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Mhartz,
I would call that a full on overhaul of the line if we use draft and FA's.

I mean of the guys we got on the roster only Dock, Levi and Rinheart deserve to come back next year. Contracts and stuff will keep some others on the roster but to me Just about everyone is disposable. I would be perfectly happy with 7-10 new guys coming on the team and trying to make the starting lineup.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

We should put out the disclaimer that all of our draft suggestions are going to be shot to heck when Al Davis drafts Trindon Holliday in the first round.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 19, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

In regards to the draft, I think we draft a RB/ LB in the first and get the best OT on the draft board in the second, that is if we dont somehow land another draft pick.

If we resign Levi, draft an OT, draft a C/OG, Rinehart/ BMW/ Heyer, Montgomery/?/? as depth and then possible pickup an OT in FA, I think we would be heading in the right direction...we also drafted that C from MD last year, any news on how he has looked in practice?

Posted by: mhartz1 | November 19, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Jonathan Dwyer, RB Georgia Tech (JR)

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Alex I agree, competition never hurts.

the other question is, has the game passed or the passion for the game moved beyond Coach Bugel?

You have to wonder how some of these guys made the team and Bridges got cut? How some of these guys have not gotten any better...if BMW fully comes back and wreck shop, does that change the fact that the rest of the line is garbage? I dont know, but something with the OL just aint right.

Not picking on Buges, but it seems to me that other teams have more depth at OL even with no name players and some teams seemed to be able to plug anyone in and it works. Granted he has to work with what is given to him...does he have any say in what OL makes the team, gets selected for the team? anyone know?

Posted by: mhartz1 | November 19, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

RB in the 2nd round.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:04 PM

Ryan Matthews (if he comes out).

Posted by: TWISI | November 19, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

after i hit submit I thought about this as well...it actually isnt the scheme that Bugel has been around or is an expert in, so that could probably have something to do with it.

He is more of a smash mouth in your face running and blocking style, up the gut, etc...is the WCO more of a zone blocking scheme? I really dont know, not a football expert, esp on line play

Posted by: mhartz1 | November 19, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

who is ryan matthews?

Posted by: mhartz1 | November 19, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Free Angency is a crap shoot...

Posted by: mhartz1 | November 19, 2009 3:03 PM

Whereas the draft is a sure thing? They're both crap shoots. One's a lot more expensive than the other. (FA is not only a crap shoot, but also a cap shoot.) But FA comes first so you roll the dice there and that determines what you do on the next crap shoot.

Posted by: League-Source | November 19, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

In the FF Peeps league, the biggest game is between 2 of the 3 teams tied for 1st at 7-3, my Futaleufu Swimmers and Ryan's Buffaloes. The winner will clinch a playoff spot.

Redcoat (6-4) also has a big game vs Future Winners (5-5). Redcoat's team had an excellent chance to win it all this year, but took a big hit when Ronnie Brown went down this past week. He's still very much in the hunt with guys like DeAngelo Williams and Adrian Peterson, but its tough to replace a FF point machine like Ronnie Brown.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

WOW!! That's some exciting stuff. Please keep me posted with these riveting updates on fantasy football. I can't get enough!!

Posted by: ga8085


its edge of your seat stuff, I know

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

DE in the third

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Jonathan Dwyer, RB Georgia Tech (JR)

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:13

Word.

Posted by: Realness1 | November 19, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Evan Royster RB Penn State

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 19, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Where's the hype?

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 19, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

First, we need to see what happens in free agency.

Posted by: League-Source | November 19, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Unless the Skins can get 2-3 starters under 25 (or if its Snyders call 27) they still need to go draft.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 2:41 PM |

1. "First, we need to see what happens in free agency." Maybe it should be "first we need to see what happens the rest of the season". The OL could go from being a frog to a handsome prince.

2. "Unless the Skins can get 2-3 starters under 25 ..." Under 25? Are you nutz? Most FAs are pushing 30.

Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Middle of Dal ass week and you guys are discussing next years draft? Hey we all know that the Skins need Oline help. But we don't even know what the draft order will be. There are lots of teams with worse record. F the Cowpies!

Posted by: VegasJim | November 19, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

JJ from Kentucky

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Dwyer and Royster are solid backs...League Source, I know both are a crap shoot, anyone done any research or know the % of busts from successful draft picks?

Posted by: mhartz1 | November 19, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I think the game did pass Joe Bugel bye, personally I think that he should offer him a good spot in a front office somewhere, I am gonna guess he could do Vinnys Job

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

toby gerhart

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Middle of Dal ass week and you guys are discussing next years draft? Hey we all know that the Skins need Oline help. But we don't even know what the draft order will be. There are lots of teams with worse record. F the Cowpies!

Posted by: VegasJim | November 19, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

My bad. So...who do you think is going to win Dancing With the Stars this week?

Posted by: ga8085 | November 19, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Middle of Dal ass week and you guys are discussing next years draft?

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Slow day on RI...slower day at work...but...F dallas.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

who is ryan matthews?

Posted by: mhartz1 | November 19, 2009 3:19 PM

He's the Fresno State starting RB. He's leading the nation in rushing. I saw the Bose State v Fresno State game, in which Ryan had 3 rushing TDs over 60 yards (all in 2nd Q), and I've been following his play since. He's 5-11 220, with really good vision and enough speed to score from a ways out.

Posted by: TWISI | November 19, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

What's up with Anthony Montgomerey?if big boy(Haynesworth)is not available then why not plug AM in and what about Griffin? trust me we need "BIG BOY" listen we win and next week is huge hell every week from here on out is huge.

Posted by: dargregmag | November 19, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I think the game did pass Joe Bugel bye, personally I think that he should offer him a good spot in a front office somewhere, I am gonna guess he could do Vinnys Job

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 3:26 PM |

He's too old to be a credible racquet ball partner for Snyder.

Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

2. "Unless the Skins can get 2-3 starters under 25 ..." Under 25? Are you nutz? Most FAs are pushing 30.
Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I assure you, I am not nuts. I just know that a "free agent" is rarely worth it especially over 30.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

not sure gerhart has the speed of the other rbs mentioned on here.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Update:

Zorn has ruled Portis out Sunday, says Haynesworth will be a weekend decision...via Rick Maese's tweets.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | November 19, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

The 'Girls are minus Marc Colombo and Flozell Adams just sucks.

If Fat Al doesn't play it'll be interesting to see if our guys can get through this weakened line the good old-fashion honest way - without the benefit of AH eating up 3 blockers.

I've been wishing all year that the Skins will lose miserably in order to increase the chances of Vinny getting canned.

Of course I need to suspend this for Cowpie week....

Posted by: p1funk | November 19, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

you would have hoped that with all the OL guys coming thru here that you'd get couple of hits. Reinhart, Heyer, Montgomery, Batiste, BMW, Bridges, E Williams.

That's 7 guys and you hope to have 1 become a good player and another become serviceable.

BMW was never going to be good in 2009, can't lose 100 lbs and be in football shape, it takes time to learn how your body reacts after such a dramatic weight loss. For 2010, we'll see. He might be best as a G, not a T.

Still, to get so little out of those 7 guys so far, you do have to wonder if they all are just that untalented or if the coaching is an issue.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

curz, don't doubt my boy gerhart, he had a 60 yard td run earlier this year........

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

toby gerhart

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2009 3:27 PM


I love the way he runs. If the skins go back to power football he may be a good choice. Not sure if he's quick enough to get through the holes in the NFL.

Posted by: TWISI | November 19, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

toby gerhart

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2009 3:27 PM |

A pink RB in the NFL? I think you can count the number of those on one finger.

Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Still, to get so little out of those 7 guys so far, you do have to wonder if they all are just that untalented or if the coaching is an issue.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 3:33 PM |

It is not hard to find untalent in the NFL.

Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I assure you, I am not nuts. I just know that a "free agent" is rarely worth it especially over 30.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

This is true. There's also the fact that we need to build for the long haul through the draft. FAs already have 4-5 years of their playing time used up. That's almost half their career.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 19, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe, you funny!

Selvish? That is actually the guy's first name? Selvish?

How do they think up these names?

Posted by: rgj21 | November 19, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

not at all greg. in fact he is a hard runner in the style of riggo and would be a great power rb if we stop this WCO nonsense.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

rounds 4-7 I leave for morocco brown to pick.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Pick your favorite Dallas-Skins memory:

1) LaVar knocking Aikman into retirement.

2) The Weapon of Moss Destruction catching 2 long-bombs in the last 4 minutes and sticking it to Parcells as well.

3) Sean Taylor blowing up Patrick Crayton on 4th down to seal the win in above-mentioned game.

4) Blocked Cowboys kick and return by ST21 to put Skins in FG position and win the game on a Nick Novak 47-yarder.

5) Marion Barber averaging -1yd per rush at FedEx in 2007

Posted by: p1funk | November 19, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of linemen worth looking at late in the draft. I am a homer but Temple has built a good line and they will have a sleeper or two for NFL teams to look at. For a MAC school they built a big line.

73 Tyler, Devin T 6-7 301 Sr
57 Brown, Marcus OL 6-4 292 Jr
67 Ciarrocchi, Joe OL 6-3 312 Jr
63 Dennis, Derek OL 6-5 316 Jr
70 Madison, Colin OL 6-4 310 Jr
71 Morris, Darius OL 6-4 305 Jr

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

funk, it's a hard choice between 1 and 2 for me, but gotta go w/2.

Woke up the house that night after being depressed for 56 min of game time.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

interesting; I'd almost exactly reverse the list - the blocked kick/return is my favorite, because it was so unexpected, and the 'Skins went from defeat to victory on the last play of the game.

Also, when the ball was batted into the air in the 82? championship game and was picked off for the clinching touchdown

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

FAs already have 4-5 years of their playing time used up. That's almost half their career.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 19, 2009 3:39 PM |

So why did the Skinz snag AH? Ans: to feed the gullible fan fantasy that the Skinz could be a good team with AH on board - another cynical move to prop up the revenue stream.

Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

P1, of those resent wins, I still go with LaVar KOing Troy.

4) Blocked Cowboys kick and return by ST21 to put Skins in FG position and win the game on a Nick Novak 47-yarder.

Thats my second.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Fond memorys of past Dal ass games. Danny White picking grass out of his helmet and looking crosseyed after Dexter Cleans his Clock. Danny Audibling on 4th down while Tom Landry is screaming NO DANNY, NO. Russ Grimm pointing at Randy White and telling him where the play is going, straight at him for maybe 9 or ten plays with Riggo. Sean Taylor picking up blocked punt and Rumbling to set up winning field goal. Good times....

Posted by: VegasJim | November 19, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

LaGarrett Blount get him anyone?

Posted by: hammer4 | November 19, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Still, to get so little out of those 7 guys so far, you do have to wonder if they all are just that untalented or if the coaching is an issue.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Buges can only coach the guys they give him. He has proven himself enough over the years, to warrant the benefit of the doubt.

I'd put it more on those 7 being marginally talented, but the best of what they could afford. They overspent and were left with little cap room to do much at other positions, particularly O Line.

With the exception of CR, those other dudes were undrafted or FA. Obviously not the best way to build your team.

Posted by: ksquare | November 19, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

#2, didn't we lose #1??

those bombs to tana were from outta left field...absolutely demoralizing to them....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

we need couple dudes with an attitude problem!!!

Posted by: hammer4 | November 19, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I assure you, I am not nuts.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 3:31 PM

This is what everyone says until they're on trial for something really bad. Prove you're not nuts, Alex!

Posted by: League-Source | November 19, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

LaGarrett Blount get him anyone?

Posted by: hammer4 | November 19, 2009 3:50 PM

The Bengals will draft him in the 5th.

Posted by: TWISI | November 19, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

toby gerhart

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2009 3:27 PM |

A pink RB in the NFL? I think you can count the number of those on one finger.

Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 3:35 PM |

I meant "one pinkie" not "one finger". Sorry.

Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Cindy and League Source,

Hello! still waiting for my check for the brilliant blogging I did on Sunday that made the print edition.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

This is what everyone says until they're on trial for something really bad. Prove you're not nuts, Alex!

Posted by: League-Source | November 19, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I am not nuts because I have seen myself when I am crazy yay binge drinking and right now I am not.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

1) 82 NFC championship game
2) 72 NFC championship game
3) 2 bombs to Santana to seal the win.
4) Vincent block, ST21 run-back, Novack kick.
5) "No Danny, No!"

On the LaVar hit on Aikman...how big do you think the fine/suspension would be if it happened in 2009?

Posted by: MColeman51 | November 19, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

So why did the Skinz snag AH? Ans: to feed the gullible fan fantasy that the Skinz could be a good team with AH on board - another cynical move to prop up the revenue stream.

Posted by: MrPink | November 19, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse


BUY YOUR SEASON TICKETS NOW, WE'RE ONLY ONE PLAYER AWAY FROM A SERIOUS RUN!!

Works every year.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 19, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Mel Kiper, Jr.

Three teams with high picks could take Clausen

"Leaving all the coaching chatter aside, which could obviously affect his decision, Clausen could certainly be the top quarterback taken. I think he's certainly capable of going in the top 10 or 12, and remember, St. Louis might want a quarterback, Washington might want a quarterback, we're not sure if Oakland will draft one, but they're another team with a problem at the position. The struggles at Notre Dame you can't put on Clausen. He's been battered, particularly early on. But he can play the position and personnel people know it. Comparing him and [UW's Jake] Locker, for instance, Clausen is far more refined at this stage."

Posted by: natsfan007 | November 19, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Enter The Chin

With Dick Jauron's firing on Tuesday, the speculation began as to whom the Buffalo Bills would hire to replace him. As ESPN.com's Tim Graham noted in his rundown of potential replacements, the Bills don't exactly have a strong track record of luring high-priced, strong-willed outsiders to the organization. "[Team owner Ralph] Wilson's modus operandi has been to pursue coaches who don't command a high salary and don't expect organizational control." We'd have thought the Terrell Owens signing was perhaps a harbinger of a change in philosophy, but aside from the increased media attention on the team, Owens has been somewhat of a bust.

But judging by what we've been hearing over the past 24 hours, maybe they are changing their philosophy after all. The Mike Shanahan buzz is at feverish levels, with a meeting with the former Broncos coach expected within a week. In addition, we've now been hearing that Bill Cowher will also be considered. Unfortunately for the Bills, Cowher, like Shanahan, is expected to have his choice from many teams and command quite a high salary. Regarding this "aim high" strategy, NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweeted: "With Mike Shanahan, Bills are going Big Bear Hunting. At very least, they can tell their fans they hunted the Big Bear and took their shot."

But what about interim coach Perry Fewell? During an appearance on SportsCenter on Thursday, NFL Insider Adam Schefter noted that Fewell has a similar opportunity to what Mike Singletary got in San Francisco last season once he was named interim coach there. Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News echoes this sentiment, indicating that this is, in effect, a seven-week audition for Fewell.

Posted by: natsfan007 | November 19, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | November 19, 2009 3:44 PM

I got one to add. The Cooley TD hat trick and Phillip Daniles with 4 sacks. 35-7.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | November 19, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Pick your favorite Dallas-Skins memory:

1) LaVar knocking Aikman into retirement.

2) The Weapon of Moss Destruction catching 2 long-bombs in the last 4 minutes and sticking it to Parcells as well.

3) Sean Taylor blowing up Patrick Crayton on 4th down to seal the win in above-mentioned game.

4) Blocked Cowboys kick and return by ST21 to put Skins in FG position and win the game on a Nick Novak 47-yarder.

5) Marion Barber averaging -1yd per rush at FedEx in 2007

Posted by: p1funk

None of the above. New Years eve, 1972. Skins CRUSH dallas 26-3 in NFC Championship game. The defense is awesome. dallas is punished all game long. charlie waters gets his arm broken trying to return a punt. The defense lets dallas offense see midfield only 1 time all game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSewoJtXg58

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Natsfan, Nobody cares about what Buffalo is doing.

Posted by: VegasJim | November 19, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Cindy and League Source,

Hello! still waiting for my check for the brilliant blogging I did on Sunday that made the print edition.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 3:54 PM

Cindy is the one with the access to the WaPo money machine. I'm still waiting for the money she owes me for putting up 1247 posts in October. I think she bought herself a new pair of shoes with my check. Yours? Tequila. The good tequila.

Posted by: League-Source | November 19, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Natsfan, Nobody cares about what Buffalo is doing.

Posted by: VegasJim | November 19, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I hear that even applies to Ralph Wilson

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSewoJtXg58

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 4:02 PM

Who was medium on that game?

that was before I started following the Skins. thanks for the link.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Cindy has access to the Money Machine? Does she also have access to Barno's CD?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 19, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Well, that's what I would of used it for.

Salud, Cindy.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

**intense ferocity**

something I have not seen from our Skins in some time.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

honk honk

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 19, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

PEEB

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSewoJtXg58

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 4:02 PM

Who was medium on that game?

that was before I started following the Skins. thanks for the link.

Posted by: Curzon417

The article (see link) says that in the 2nd half of that 1972 game, dallas never advanced the ball past their own 38 yard line.

That is defensive dominance.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 19, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I am not nuts because I have seen myself when I am crazy yay binge drinking and right now I am not.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 19, 2009 3:56 PM

4:00 in the afternoon and you're still sober? When did you stop drinking at work? Did you get a new job?

Posted by: League-Source | November 19, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Pick your favorite Dallas-Skins memory:

Posted by: p1funk
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1982 NFC Championship victory over the cowpies at RFK... The Darryl Grant pick 6... Danny White looking lost (and crying?) on the sidelines... the Dallas helmet lit on fire on the field after the game...

Posted by: chasgiffen | November 19, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

BOYCOTT $NYDER-FIRE CERRATO-FIRE DONOVAN
FIRE ZORN-FIRE BLANCHE FIRE GRAY-DUMP HALL-DUMP ROGERS-FREAK IT,BLOW IT ALL UP!

Posted by: hessone | November 19, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Pick your favorite Dallas-Skins memory:

1) LaVar knocking Aikman into retirement.

2) The Weapon of Moss Destruction catching 2 long-bombs in the last 4 minutes and sticking it to Parcells as well.

3) Sean Taylor blowing up Patrick Crayton on 4th down to seal the win in above-mentioned game.

4) Blocked Cowboys kick and return by ST21 to put Skins in FG position and win the game on a Nick Novak 47-yarder.

5) Marion Barber averaging -1yd per rush at FedEx in 2007

Posted by: p1funk | November 19, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

1) No Danny, No! Love that one because the Redskins dominated physically and mentally.
2) Dexter knocks Danny into last week on a Saturday afternoon in RFK. Madden was scared the booth was going to collapse.
3) Darryl Grant pic 6 from the same game.
4) Kenny Houston stands up Walt Garrison to preserve 14-7 on MNF.
5) New Years Eve, 1972. Curt Knight kicks 5 FGs and the Redskins head off to California for the Superbowl.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 19, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Cindy has access to the Money Machine? Does she also have access to Barno's CD?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston

Watch what you say about Barno1 and funkey. They're very sensitive and very defensive. No doubt they will comment in a negative way. It's just a matter of time.

Posted by: hessone | November 19, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Pick your favorite Dallas-Skins memory:

1) LaVar knocking Aikman into retirement.

2) The Weapon of Moss Destruction catching 2 long-bombs in the last 4 minutes and sticking it to Parcells as well.

3) Sean Taylor blowing up Patrick Crayton on 4th down to seal the win in above-mentioned game.

4) Blocked Cowboys kick and return by ST21 to put Skins in FG position and win the game on a Nick Novak 47-yarder.

5) Marion Barber averaging -1yd per rush at FedEx in 2007


Posted by: p1funk | November 19, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

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None of those. How about:

1) Clint Longley filling in for an injured Staubach and thowing a bomb late in the game to pull it out on Thanksgiving Day.

2) Staubach throwing 2 TD passes in the last 2:35 to wrap up a playoff berth. The last TD made possible when Larry Cole stopped Riggins for a 2 yard loss on third and 2. A first down there would have iced the game.

3) The 'Skins being the lone Cowboy's victory in a 1-15 season.

4) 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter to force overtime on opening day and winning in OT with an Aikman pass to the "Rocket".

5) 28 Cowboy 2nd half points on Monday Night Football to pull one out of the fire.

6) T.O. scoring 4 TDs.

Posted by: kingsra | November 19, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

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