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Jerry Gray remembers Brees in high school

Secondary coach Jerry Gray was an All-American at the University of Texas and still has strong ties to the Austin area.

Gray remembers once watching a high school quarterback in Austin and thinking the kid might make something of himself one day. Well, Drew Brees apparently turned out okay.

"I knew Drew when he played in high school; he played high school right there in Austin," Gray said. "He was a really good football player. Everyone always tended to underestimate him because nobody in the state of Texas recruited him. That's why he left the state and went to Purdue - but we're not going to hold that against him. Drew is a great guy."

On Sunday, Gray will do his part in an attempt to slow down Brees and the New Orleans Saints' top-ranked offense. With Brees at the controls, however, the Redskins' defense will be challenged on every snap, Gray said.

"You see him making tough throws, really accurate even on the move. He's always done that," Gray said. "He's real smart. I think they have done a great job of putting a lot of guys around him that can make tough catches.

"He can throw the ball up to big wideouts, or he can throw it on time. Then you give him Reggie Bush and that just adds to what he can do."

By Jason Reid  |  December 4, 2009; 12:25 PM ET
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We got quite a few Longhorns on the Roster.....

(And please don't tell me that's what she said)

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 4, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

soooooooooooooooo are we going to get any stories about the skins or just the saints???

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | December 4, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse


"Talk of Ending a Running Style Raises Concern"

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is not afraid to put his head down and deliver a blow. “I think it’s insane to tell a runner you can’t lower your head,” he said.
But early this season, when Peterson ran around left end against the Detroit Lions, and saw safety Louis Delmas poised to go low to tackle him near the sideline, Peterson lowered his shoulder and head a little more than a foot off the ground. It produced a brutal hit on Delmas’s helmet and showed Peterson’s willingness to deliver a blow. Looking dangerous even to the naked eye, the collision may also have provided celluloid rationale for the N.F.L.’s preliminary conversations about whether to prohibit running backs from lowering their helmets into defenders.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 4, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

"He can throw the ball up to big wideouts, or he can throw it on time. Then you give him Reggie Bush and that just adds to what he can do."

Who? Reggie Bush? What does that guy have to do with the success of this team?

Posted by: p1funk | December 4, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Pretty soon it will be touch football, give me a break.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 4, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

One of our esteemed blogger colleagues on RI anonymously posted a llist that rated some of us at the end of the NFL preseason on the quality of our posts, much like teams were rating players' performances. Upon seeing the ratings list, it wasn't long before it became apparent who that anonymous poster was. It was MistaMoe. How do I know such, you say? The conclusion was based on the following:

1. Word patterns.

2. Rating category assignments correlated with axe grinding criteria. I have blogged very little on RI , MistaMoe is the only blogger I ever targeted, and lo and behold I have my very own special rating category - "Least to offer".

3. Three separate rating categories for bloggers of low IQ. Only a like minded blogger would have done something as dumb as that.

4. Did not sign the old John Hancock to the post. Rumor has it that an electron microscope is required to measure the size of MistaMoe's testiculars.

Anyhoo, in the spirit in which the original list was composed, we thought it would be good to update it based on performance during the regular NFL season. But the regular season has not yet ended you might say. It has for us Skins fans. So herewith is an updated version of the list. It reflects the quality of postings that MistaMoe has made. Like advocating the retention of Zornucopia as HC and various other steamers, some with enought latent steam to melt what is left of the polar ice cap. The changes to the list are in boldface. I also added one new category: "Hoist with his own retard".

Most valuable player: dcsween
Least valuable player: periculum
Most improved: Red DMV
Most outside the box: Vicc
Most inappropriately medicated: Frak
Crankiest (in the good way): TheCork
Crankiest (in the bad way): zfjr2
Stupidest: MistaMoe
Most patronizing know-it-all: learnedhand1
Most tarded: MistaMoe
Most retarded: MistaMoe

Most cloyingly self-righteous: jm220
Most unwilling/unable to learn: (tie) brownwood, psps23
Most avuncular: JohnDinHouston
Most religious: JesusFreakKaren
Most self-referential: peoplearestupid1
Biggest nit picker: talent_evaluator
Most poorly named: GreatOne1
Most unhinged: (tie) FIREJIMZORN, Barno1, sportsguru
Worst record: 4-12
Best friend: 4thFloor
Most humorless: zcezcest
Worst speller: Alex35332 (since Jasno left)
Most out to lunch: TheTruth11
Most out-of-the-blue: NateinthePDX
Most liked: CindyBoren
Thinnest skin: scampbell1975
Most bonus points: beantowngreg
Whiniest: leevi98
Least to offer: BlackBagOps/LittleGreenBag/BaggerVance/etc.
Hoist with his own retard: MistaMoe

I only changed those parts of the list involving MistaMoe. If you are welcome to make any other changes you feel are appropriate.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | December 4, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

somewhat frustrated at being known only for bonus points and nothing else...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 4, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 4, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

soooooooooooooooo are we going to get any stories about the skins or just the saints???

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | December 4, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

How bout some stories about our lack of O-line depth? Or how about all the injuries we've sustained this season? How about the fact that Snyder is the most hated man in DC? Or Vinny is a bumbling idiot who can't get out of his own way? Or the banning of signs at Fedex? I think we've got the Skins covered and I don't mind reading about a franchise who's actually doing something right in 2009 and a player who's overcome some obstacles and reached a level of success. God know we don't have any. Unless you count having to wait in line at the BB&T to deposit your 10 million dollar bonus check.

Posted by: rich20ssu | December 4, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

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