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Haynesworth, Mike Williams show improvement

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who sat out the last two games because of an ankle injury, retuned to practice on a limited basis today and hopes to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints at FedEx Field.

"He's back," Coach Jim Zorn said. "He practiced in our team drills; looked good. He's still working throughout strengthening but it looks like he's coming on fine."

Tackle-guard Mike Williams seems to be fully recovered from an ankle injury and worked with the first team at right guard. "He went with the ones today and looked good," Zorn said. "His ankle's doing a lot better."

By Jason Reid  |  December 2, 2009; 5:00 PM ET
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"I am NOT Tiger Woods."

Posted by: 4-12 | December 2, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

If AH can play 60% of the defensive snaps, and coupled with the #1 ranked pass defense, Skins should win this one going away.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

And a little help from the weather...

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

And if Brees misses the plane...

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

And Zorn doesn't interfere in the play calling...

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

...or call any TO...

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

...book it!

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Greg Williams will be our new HC next year

Posted by: GreatOne1 | December 2, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Not that this is the silliest of Zorn's comments, but this one regarding Portis made me laugh.

"He's trying to listen to what his body is saying to him, and right now he's coming along."

Isn't this a concussion? Shouldn't it be about his head, not his body ...

of course, would it surprise anyone if Zorn said something like, "He's trying to listen to his head ..."

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Zeke, I feel like I get a concussion every time I hear Zorn talk or read his comments. Severe headaches at the least.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

i am with great one williams will be our coach next year bye cerrato

Posted by: mudman220 | December 2, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Zeke, I feel like I get a concussion every time I hear Zorn talk or read his comments. Severe headaches at the least.

Posted by: Curzon417

when you listen to Zorn and get headaches, you need to listen to your body

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Did Rick Snider really call Campbell a "gamer". Is "gamer" code for choker?

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | December 2, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/Time-to-rethink-plan-to-dump-Campbell-8618167-78352177.html

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse


Quite frankly, this organization has a bigger question to answer first: Does Vinny Ceratto stay on and this whole WCO project continue?

Campbell's future is going to be a function of that decision.

Posted by: p1funk | December 2, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing Campbell goes to AZ. Warner is up there in years and Leinhart isn't showing he belongs running a team. Maybe that changes, but unless it does, AZ is going to have great WRs and no one throw it to them.

Campbell fits because he has the kind of arm that can get the ball to the wideouts there, and they are big WRs, which also fits Campbell's game. He has some touch on checkdowns, another part of the AZ offense. The OL there is good and we've seen that Campbell + 'time to throw it' is effective. Lastly, he brings a running ability to the QB spot, which isn't something AZ has had.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing Campbell goes to AZ. Warner is up there in years and Leinhart isn't showing he belongs running a team.

Posted by: zcezcest1

You mean Matt Leinart? This guy?

http://www.trojanwire.com/football/leinart-gets-offseason-rr.php

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | December 2, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Curzon417,
Keeping Campbell might make sense but again, it depends on what management and coaches look like next year and what they are looking for. I agree that the team should be going for an offensive tackle in the draft, but there will be about five other teams wanting to trade up to get Okung and he might not be available when the Redskins pick. I like re-signing Levi Jones, but not for crazy money. He'll be a great insurance plan in case the Redskins have to draft someone less polished than Okung. I'm not for drafting a quarterback in the second round, but if there is someone who slides to the fourth round, it might be a low risk pick - especially if they get their tackle.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 2, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse


Zeke, I feel like I get a concussion every time I hear Zorn talk or read his comments. Severe headaches at the least.

Posted by: Curzon417

when you listen to Zorn and get headaches, you need to listen to your body

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 5:38 PM
-----------------------------------------
What if you are deaf or hard of hearing? Should you seek a body that knows sign language, or do they come with close captioning? Maybe you could teach your body morse code...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 2, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm not against signing Campbell if we can't find a better replacement.

BUT...never mind what Drew Brees has around him...do you see how quickly he reads and throws the ball....

JC plays scared...always has!

He's a nice guy.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 2, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

RedSkinHead,

This FO continues to back themselves into difficult situations. Like reworking contracts to stay under the salary cap. It helps to be able to sign FAs, but then you have players you cannot trade due to the size of their contracts and the cap hit they take. An uncapped year may save them from their past follies w/contracts.

But trying to replace JC last offseason makes it difficult to not replace him this offseason regardless of how much sense it makes (not saying it makes sense, though I am leaning that way more and more because of other pressing needs).

Same thing with this years coaching debacle. How do you keep Zorn after treating him the way they did. It is almost impossible not to make a coaching change when this season is over because of the position the FO put themselves in.

The question is, what direction is Dano moving in? A new GM and coach may chose to stay w/JC, but my guess is not.

The fact that the OL needs to be fixed may require whomever is running this team next year to keep JC. He is a serviceable QB and will give the Skins a two year window to address other needs and get younger overall. The year that JC is having may finally slow the game down for him, especially if there is improvement in the OL and running game.

Hopefully from now on the FO will play their cards closer to their vest to avoid putting themselves in a 'must do' situation.

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Zeke, I feel like I get a concussion every time I hear Zorn talk or read his comments. Severe headaches at the least.

Posted by: Curzon417

when you listen to Zorn and get headaches, you need to listen to your body

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 5:38 PM

Good advice Zeke. My body is telling me to get a drink, but I think I will go for two.

Cheers!

Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: teamhaterade | December 2, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

What if you are deaf or hard of hearing? Should you seek a body that knows sign language, or do they come with close captioning? Maybe you could teach your body morse code...

Posted by: RedSkinHead

You get hearing aid. Kind of like they did with Larry Brown back around 1970 ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Good advice Zeke. My body is telling me to get a drink, but I think I will go for two.

Cheers!

Posted by: Curzon417

Cheers to you!!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Rickyroge: "JC plays scared" WHATEVER!! You'd be playing scared too after getting your brains scrambled 38 times last year and too many times to count this season, you JC critics kill me he's being "tutored" by a head coach who got the job by default,had his season undermined by a know nothing GM and a petulant owner, one wide receiver of good but not great ability and a running back who practices when he wants, oh yeah! lets us not forget the "all pro's" on the O-line "PLEASE" just some knowledge on this blog would be appreciated but when JC is taking another team to the playoffs next season then all of you will be happy.

Posted by: dargregmag | December 2, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Get Okung

Grilliams as coach would b cool

Not sure how much else can b done

I'd b surprised to see grilliams come back.

I'm thinking its Zorn next year a la Campbell this year.

And JC next year since he has emerged as our best offensive player cause injuries to portis and cooley and inconsistency from moss.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 2, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

just some knowledge on this blog would be appreciated but when JC is taking another team to the playoffs next season then all of you will be happy.

Posted by: dargregmag

He might take the local Y flag football team to their championship, but he doesn't have it to take an NFL team very far. He's had enough time to prove his mettle and he hasn't. Any further indulgence of time in JC is more indicative of FO screw ups than untapped potential in JC. He is average, get over it already!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 2, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

JC is a true warrior I really want to see him get a chance to play with a real line and a real system AND as a redskin

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 2, 2009 7:37 PM | Report abuse

if you don't believe in Zorn or the O line or the GM or the owner or the wr's how can you make a judgement on the QB

1965? Or anyone else ?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 2, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Pabrian.....

You've had many chances to see him play and he has been a warrior, no doubt.
He's had really decent O-lines and really bad and in between O-lines,
he's had many different systems, again, all real,
and he's been a Redskin his entire average career! Enough with average!!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 2, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who finds it hard to beleive that Zorn had no input on the decision to shop Campbell?

As inept as the front office is, I find it hard to beleive they wouldn't come to Zorn, a QB coach, for his opinion.


Anyway...a good shrewd office would have made the deal but we fumbled it bad.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 2, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

JC is a true warrior ...

More accurate to say that JC is a gladiator. Unfortunately, the lions are up 11-0 and have begun to nibble his naughty bits.

Posted by: daggar | December 2, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who finds it hard to beleive that Zorn had no input on the decision to shop Campbell?

Clearly, he had multiple chances to vote for JC. First, when he took the OC position, they must've asked him if he could turn JC into a WCO QB. Second, when they moved him to HC, they must've/should've asked how that would affect JC's learning process. Finally, making the swap for Cutler/Sanchez only makes sense if the coach is --at least -- neutral on the issue.
So who's willing to step up and give the FO any credit for not pulling the trigger on those potential deals?

Posted by: daggar | December 2, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

daggar-

I'm willing to give them credit for not just giving him away...

BUT

I criticze them for a) not having follow through to get a QB they thought would help them win...and b) letting this mess get out.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 2, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

On Mike and Mike this morning, they mentioned that Russ Grimm is getting in the Hall this year.

How about...

Hall of Fame player, Coach Russ GRimm

Posted by: rickyroge | December 2, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

So who's willing to step up and give the FO any credit for not pulling the trigger on those potential deals?

Posted by: daggar

I'd like to give credit to the front offices of the J E T S jets and the front office of da Bears for outbidding us. Their bids got them the guy who is last among starting QBs in completion % and the guy who leads the league in INTs.

Seriously, Sanchez and Cutler were the guys that Danny/Vinny were drooling over? Sanchez is a rookie, so he gets some slack, but seriously, these WERE the guys that Danny/Vinny were drooling over. How embarrassing.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 2, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

65, so who is the above average guy to replace him?

cutler and sanchez aren't looking so hot, if there were a bunch of FA's coming available OK, but there isn't

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 2, 2009 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Бойкот Снайдер - Релиз Серрато - Релиз Донован!

Posted by: hessone | December 2, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

"...Get Okung..."


I'm tired of this.

Okay: raise your hand if you've actually seen Russell Okung play, but endorse the idea of his getting drafted by the redskins to play left tackle.

Thought so.

Dude ain't as athletic as Oher.

He's a right tackle folks.

But the better 'switching prospect from left tackle to right is LSU's' Ciron Black.

Black can be had in the 2nd round.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 2, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

"...JC plays scared...always has!"

Review the hits Campbell has taken behind the offensive line this team lacks and ask if you or anyone else here on this blog would play 'brave'.

310 pound linemen or 260 pound tweener 'backers sprinting at you from 7 yards away would make most folks stain their pants even if there was blocking.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 2, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe,
I'm trading down and picking up some draft picks. Too much money and risk in first round picks unless you know what your doing. Cerrato can't be trusted with anything beyond picking his seat.

Posted by: hessone | December 2, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

moe, your're right I should say get an O lineman. Okung just seems to be the guy everyone is talking about and last year it was Oher and he seems to be awesome.

Campbell plays scared? Key word is "plays", because anyone who played without fear behind this line would be on IR.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 2, 2009 9:09 PM | Report abuse

'paralysis from analysis' this is a phenom I learned about as a kines major at JMU, it's legitimate and may happen to a QB who has a different coach and/or system and/or receiving corp every f'in season

playing scared is NOT a legitimate phenom.

we're up here talking about personnel and we don't even have a system??

Campbelll doesn't fit the system that we will probably change...again

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 2, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

...book it!


Posted by: Curzon417 | December 2, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

That whole series of comments was really funny, Curz.

Posted by: frediefritz | December 2, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Hessone, most of those aren't cognates.

Снайдер и Серрато настоящие ударники. Они летают над большим городом.

Posted by: daggar | December 2, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

dagger,
In any language all agree;

Снайдер и Серрато созданы друг для друга

Posted by: hessone | December 2, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm tired of this.

Okay: raise your hand if you've actually seen Russell Okung play, but endorse the idea of his getting drafted by the redskins to play left tackle.

Thought so.

Dude ain't as athletic as Oher.

He's a right tackle folks.

But the better 'switching prospect from left tackle to right is LSU's' Ciron Black.

Black can be had in the 2nd round.

Posted by: MistaMoe

I have Moe and I believe he's a stud. His pass blocking needs some improvement but he's a big time run blocker.

I've watched Ciron Black too and while he's seems bigger, his feet appear to be a little slower than Okung's.

You don't seem sold on Okung just as I believe Locker has BUST written all over him.

Posted by: dcwun | December 2, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Cerrato can't be trusted with anything beyond picking his seat.

Posted by: hessone | December 2, 2009 9:02 PM

You must not have seen Orakpo yet.

Posted by: League-Source | December 2, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

dcwun

"I've watched Ciron Black too and while he's seems bigger, his feet appear to be a little slower than Okung's."

That's why I think they are both right tackles, not left tackles.

But from the redskin point of view, that's a good thing.

Folks, a right tackle who becomes the next Jon Jansen helps the line tremendously.

I'll go out on a limb and say Heyer has the proper length and agility to be an okay left tackle.

Either Okung or Black would satisfy right tackle concerns quite well.

Those guys are like what Loadholdt was to Oher.

If they'd been in last year's offensive linemen loaded draft, they'd been third rounders.

And still, Vinny wouldn't have drafted either of them.

And he might not next year.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 2, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't Cerrato here when they drafted Sean Taylor? We still talk about him and what could have been.

Posted by: outsourced_in_va | December 2, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

"I'm trading down and picking up some draft picks."


Draft down?

Maybe you get an additional second rounder this year and third next year.

You get out from under the possible sal cap financial hell the raiders will be in if JaMarcus Russell doesn't have a Vince Young moment.

If this happens, would taking two offensive linemen then make sense?

Yeah and hell yeah.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 2, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

You must not have seen Orakpo yet.
Posted by: League-Source | December 2, 2009

As usual, not watching. He can't STOP THE RUN. Which is the major reason why this defense (in spite of the many "improvements") is worst than last year. When he plays his "natural position" of defensive end they are particularly vulnerable. He is still learning the linebacker position. Let us hope he gets better and learns to stop the run at some point from that position. Perhaps they would have been better off drafting Michael Oher. Drafting/signing "beast" == 3 - 13 or 4 - 12.

Posted by: periculum | December 2, 2009 10:20 PM | Report abuse

JC plays scared...always has!
He's a nice guy.
Posted by: rickyroge | December 2, 2009

Colt saw the OL. Knew what was coming down. Opted out for the surgery.

Posted by: periculum | December 2, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

If this happens, would taking two offensive linemen then make sense?

Or three. Hopefully, they would turn out better than the 3 amigos ... of course if Fred Davis keeps improving it will be down to 2.

Posted by: periculum | December 2, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Бойкот Снайдер - Релиз Серрато - Релиз Донован!

Posted by: hessone | December 2, 2009 10:30 PM | Report abuse

You must not have seen Orakpo yet.
Posted by: League-Source

Seen him and He has done quite well as far as pass rush and a sure tackler. Cerrato get a pass but come on. We're talking Cerrato here. Much rather pick up draft picks than to gamble on a high price first rounder.

Бойкот Снайдер - Релиз Серрато - Релиз Донован!

BOYCOTT $NYDER - RELEASE CERRATO - RELEASE DONOVAN!

Posted by: hessone | December 2, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

What scouts are saying about Colt McCoy..

http://warroom.sportingnews.com/draftdish/

QB Colt McCoy—on the verge of leading Texas to the national title game and perhaps picking up the Heisman Trophy en route—is going to be the center of media attention in the coming weeks.

Many pundits will call him a future first-round pick, but no NFL personnel men or scouts do. NFL men are divided into two camps on McCoy, but even those who like him don't see him being selected in the first round April 22.

McCoy (6-3, 209) looks small on film but is surprisingly tall and well built in person. Some scouts really like McCoy and say his leadership, intangibles and knack for winning will help him have a career similar to Jeff Garcia's, at the worst. At best, they could see him becoming a Tom Brady-type of quarterback with years of dedicated weight-room work to improve his arm strength.

On the flip side, McCoy could really struggle to become an NFL starter. His decision-making skills and accuracy are not as good as some believe, and he shows inconsistent technique and a lack of arm strength. Plus, he rarely has played under center and thus must learn to read defenses and make decisions while dropping back. This camp has him going in the sixth or seventh round, projecting him as a quality backup.

Posted by: TWISI | December 2, 2009 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | December 2, 2009 11:21 PM

That's a huge difference in the two camps. Seems like an investment the Skins should not make.

IMO, the Skins should not draft a QB in 2010.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 2, 2009 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Skins930 I think the skins are now sitting at #5 int the draft. IMO there are no QBs in the 2010 draft worth that high a pick. I can see an argument for Okung, Mccoy, Suh, even Haden at #5at this point of time.

Posted by: TWISI | December 2, 2009 11:38 PM | Report abuse

Skins930 I think the skins are now sitting at #5 int the draft. IMO there are no QBs in the 2010 draft worth that high a pick. I can see an argument for Okung, Mccoy, Suh, even Haden at #5at this point of time.

Posted by: TWISI | December 2, 2009 11:38 PM

As crazy as this sounds, at #5, if we cannot trade back DT might be the best value, though Okung would be my choice.

Posted by: Skins930 | December 2, 2009 11:43 PM | Report abuse

you cant win w/ a ninja QB in the NFL. Ax JaMarcus Russell

Posted by: chamidi | December 2, 2009 11:59 PM | Report abuse

The only way the game Sunday is even remotely competitive is if somebidy knocks Brees out early -- like they did with the Denver QB a few weeks ago. Look for AH92 to step up as the designated assassin.

Posted by: Vic1 | December 3, 2009 7:37 AM | Report abuse

ninja assassins! Cool!

Posted by: daggar | December 3, 2009 7:50 AM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 3, 2009 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Guys... GUYS... English only at the tables! I'm sure you're just talkin' about pierogies and snow and sh!t, but lets cut it out.

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 3, 2009 8:19 AM | Report abuse

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