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Anthony Montgomery Being Shopped Around

Defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery, sidelined the first five games because of a knee injury, acknowledged he has been informed the team is attempting to move him before Tuesday's trade deadline.

"I don't know if it would be better [to be traded] because at heart I'm a Redskin," he said. "This is where I was drafted, this is all I know. Obviously, I would love to be here. But if that's the move they feel is best for the team then I'm all for that, too."

With the offseason arrival of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, Montgomery, who started 15 games in the 2007 season, was expected to have a reduced role on defense. But versatile defensive tackle Lorenzo Alexander also moved ahead of Montgomery, a Redskins sixth-round pick in the 2006 draft, on the depth chart.

Montgomery's knee injury has steadily improved, he said, and he hopes to participate fully in practice at some point soon.

"It's been very frustrating," Montgomery said. "I've never had problems out of this knee before, and then all of a sudden, it's just bothering me. But it's getting better. As the week goes on, I'm just going to try to do more and more" in practice.

By Jason Reid  |  October 14, 2009; 1:56 PM ET
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Good luck brother, what ever happens.

What is being offered? Any insight?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 14, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

What are we going to get for Montgomery? How about the always funny "cash considerations"...

Posted by: mattylight | October 14, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

What do we think we can get for AM? He's a third-stringer, and he's injured. The only team that would make a trade for him would be the Skins, and I guess you can't trade with yourself.

Posted by: Monk81_Green28 | October 14, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

WHO CARES?!?!

Posted by: RedDMV | October 14, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Jurgenson: Skins would be 4-0 if Collins started (including a win against the Giants).

Tony Dungy: "Well, I'm not going to blame it all on the quarterback. He threw for a lot of yards [340 in Sunday's 19-14 loss to Detroit] today; they're having trouble scoring. But I think it goes to a bigger thing, maybe an organizational thing.

"It's always new free agents, new players, all-star guys. They've got to build a team concept there ... and it's not always getting the best players, it's building a good team, building a team that everyone has confidence in, and right now they don't have confidence."


Sonny was a great QB, but he never won a single postseason game--proof positive it's a team sport.

We all know about Dungy.

Who do you believe?

Posted by: Alan4 | October 14, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I heard Brady Quinn's house is for sale.

Perhaps they'll swap Montgomery for Quinn. He isn't worth much more than that.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

They'd be lucky to get a 7th round draft choice for him, but if I were him, I'd be jumping for joy.

Posted by: groundhogdayguy | October 14, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

The skins are going to get a conditional 6th rounder for him.

Posted by: TWISI | October 14, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

We all know about Dungy.

Who do you believe?

Posted by: Alan4 | October 14, 2009 2:03 PM |
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Not sure I believe Dungy just because he coached a SB.

The proof that QB is THE essential position to most NFL teams is that the Colts are 5-0 and looking better than ever WITHOUT Dungy.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

** Editor Alert **

Monty was a FIFTH rounder.

** End Editor Alert **

Posted by: 4-12 | October 14, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Why do I get the awful feeling that we'll give up Montgomery *and* a draft pick or three in order to get whichever future-dud management has its eyes on?

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | October 14, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

All kidding aside and please dont judge me...

What about a Michael Vick next year. Is more than willing to mkae plays with his leags and I am curious how his pre-prison stats stack up to JC17 in terms of completions etc.

No to say that JC17 cant run, it just seems like he is not as willing to take off that Vick is.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 14, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

With Vinny's logic we will get a 7th rounder to get rid of him, then next year we'll give up a first rounder to get him back.

Posted by: Monk81_Green28 | October 14, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

somebodys whittle feelings got hurt and now his knee hurts, shouldn't the skins be keeping him so that when haynesworth decides he is to tierd to play for a losing team they will have back up, or is this going to be like the o line situation, have no proven back ups and wait till the @#$% hits the fan.

Posted by: redskin8128 | October 14, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

But he isn't making this team any better.

That being the case, why keep starting him?

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 1:53 PM

Likewise, Clinton Portis. And Sant[onio]ana Moss. And Chris Cooley. And London Fletcher. And Laron Landry. And Carlos Rogers. Sit 'em all, since the Skins are 18-23 in their last 41 with these guys too. Clearly, none of them are making the team any better.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 14, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

From the soud of it, Sonny doesn't vouch for either Campbell or Zorn.

In that aspect I agree with Sonny.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 14, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I'd guess they would get a pick somewhere around the 5th round as a best case scenario, more than likely a 6th or a 7th. If anything.

He has some starts under his belt, has a physical "upside", but needs motivation. Other teams know this.

Posted by: dfbovey | October 14, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I don't think we will, but it would be hysterical if they traded for Brady Quinn. I mean talk about a mess!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 14, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Sonny was probably drunk. Him saying they would be 4 - 0 with Collins as QB is like me saying I could be an astronaut if I was an inch taller.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 14, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean that the redskins aren't going to trade Ladell Betts for a 1st and a 3rd?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 14, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

All kidding aside and please dont judge me...

What about a Michael Vick next year. Is more than willing to mkae plays with his leags and I am curious how his pre-prison stats stack up to JC17 in terms of completions etc.

No to say that JC17 cant run, it just seems like he is not as willing to take off that Vick is.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 14, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Vick was much worse than JC17 as a passer during his Atlanta days. Everyone said he never had any receivers, but the first year he was gone Roddy White became a star receiver. I personally think that is pretty telling.

Posted by: rjohnson66 | October 14, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

and I guess you can't trade with yourself.

Posted by: Monk81_Green28

oh, they can figure out a way to do that

Posted by: connskins | October 14, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

I respect what Sonny says. Sam Huff on the other hand is a senile old coot.

Posted by: dfbovey | October 14, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

All kidding aside and please dont judge me...

What about a Michael Vick next year.

Posted by: CheyenneWY
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That would be the icing on this sh*7 cake.

Posted by: REXskins | October 14, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

First you assemble a stout OL, which can be done is short order, through the draft and FA pick ups, and then after about 20 regular season games of gelling, they should be consistently pushing people around on the LOS.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 14, 2009 1:49 PM

This is the real reason behind the solidness of the Jets. Rex Ryan and Marc Sanchez would just be Eric Mangini and Chad Pennington but for the draft when they picked up D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold and free agent Damien Woody (yes, Damien Woody). Faneca was a gift of disgruntlement in last year's free agency. The Jets are who they are because of getting serious about their offensive line. It comes a point where your guys (R. Thomas, P. Kendall), even though tight solid, get old and you need to bite the bullet and plan for that. Or, you can live in the "let's hire former SB champ coaches" mindset ... live in the past ... and go out to sign Randy Thomas and Pete Kendall after they leave the Jets.

In the NFL, the past is not prologue. Its epilogue.

Also, hasn't it been years that we've known that Montgomery is being shopped around?

Posted by: dcsween | October 14, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Not sure I believe Dungy just because he coached a SB.

The proof that QB is THE essential position to most NFL teams is that the Colts are 5-0 and looking better than ever WITHOUT Dungy.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

MrRedskin21,

Dungy won a Super Bowl, played for the Steelers in the NFL, and played QB in college. You're right, he is such an idiot...

Posted by: mattylight | October 14, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Vinney probably trade Monty for a washed up big receiver or tight end just what we need!

Posted by: tomb4 | October 14, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

The proof that QB is THE essential position to most NFL teams is that the Colts are 5-0 and looking better than ever WITHOUT Dungy.

Posted by: MrRedskin21


Are you serious, guy?

How many times did the Colts begin the season 5-0, playing a first place schedule?

I think people tend to overrate Tony Dungy at times, but to say that the Colts "look better than ever WITHOUT Dungy" is straight laughable.

The Colts don't look too much different than they have in years past. They do look a little stronger on defense, but the offense is just as potent as it was in '06.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 14, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Likewise, Clinton Portis. And Sant[onio]ana Moss. And Chris Cooley. And London Fletcher. And Laron Landry. And Carlos Rogers. Sit 'em all, since the Skins are 18-23 in their last 41 with these guys too. Clearly, none of them are making the team any better.


Posted by: 4-12 | October 14, 2009 2:07 PM |
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Fletcher leads the league in tackles. And the defense is ranked 4th in the NFL, 5th in points allowed.

As for Cooley and Moss, they can't catch what isn't thrown to them.

Give Todd a shot.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I don't give a damn if they dug up Tom Landry and asked him to be the GM then hired Jimmy Johnson as HC, Troy Aikman as QB coach, and Emmitt Smith as RB coach.

Just because someone used to have ties to a 'Skins rival don't mean s*** to me.

They need someone other than the current "brain trust" to come in and right this clusterfudge.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 14, 2009 12:23 PM

This Bama must be the President of the Norv Turner Fan Club.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 14, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Monty and a 4TH TO buffalo for T.O.

You heard it here first. Book it.

(oh and I am predicting this, not advocating for it.)

Posted by: chrislarry | October 14, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Are you serious, guy?

How many times did the Colts begin the season 5-0, playing a first place schedule?

I think people tend to overrate Tony Dungy at times, but to say that the Colts "look better than ever WITHOUT Dungy" is straight laughable.

The Colts don't look too much different than they have in years past. They do look a little stronger on defense, but the offense is just as potent as it was in '06.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 14, 2009 2:12 PM |
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Yes, I'm serious.

And I did not mean to imply that Dungy was some scrub coach; quite the opposite.

But nearly everyone predicted a drop-off for the Colts, BECAUSE of the loss of Dungy (and to a lesser degree, Harrison).

They are playing as well if not better than they ever have right now.

Time will tell if that holds up.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Not sure I believe Dungy just because he coached a SB.

The proof that QB is THE essential position to most NFL teams is that the Colts are 5-0 and looking better than ever WITHOUT Dungy.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

MrRedskin21,

Dungy won a Super Bowl, played for the Steelers in the NFL, and played QB in college. You're right, he is such an idiot...

Posted by: mattylight | October 14, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Heck for that matter Dungy turned Tampa Bay from perrineal(sp?) turds into a Superbowl Champion because, lets face it Gruden won with Dungy's team. Hell Gruden is like a young pretty boy Barry Switzer who won his superbowl with JJs team.

Posted by: rjohnson66 | October 14, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Hell no I'm not joining this. It's not about money with Snyder because he does spend it and I believe he wants to win. His decision making has been sh!!ddy. He needs to get a football person in there and stop trying to be Jerry Jones Jr.

Posted by: dcwun | October 14, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Everything is about money with Snyder. He wants to win more than he wants a winner. If he can't be the "mastermind" of the winning, he would rather lose. The only way we will change that is by hitting him in the pocket book and making him realize he can't make as much money as he would like if he continues to pull the strings. BOYCOTT. BOYCOTT. BOYCOTT.

TO THE BARRICADES!!!!

Posted by: mhaslup1 | October 14, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

What I want to see out of Jim Zorn Sunday...

If they win:

I want ZORN to be ridiculously FIRED UP...I want him to go Josh McDaniels sort of excited. Gotta admit, McDaniels is my favorite NFL coach e.g. brandon marshall sitaution, cutler, emotions sunday.

If they lose:

I want Zorn to keep his players on the field and run a practice...sort of like Herb Brooks did for the 1980 US Hockey team in Norway a la Disney's Miracle. At least we'd see he was "hurtin" and pissed off and that WERE NOT GETTING BETTER, RETARD!!!

Posted by: carsonspence | October 14, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Dungy won a Super Bowl, played for the Steelers in the NFL, and played QB in college. You're right, he is such an idiot...

Posted by: mattylight | October 14, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse
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Why don't you read for content Skippy, and tell me where I said Tony Dungy was an "idiot?" Or even IMPLIED it?

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

just threw up in my mouth cl...thanks...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 14, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Soup lovers, It's unfortunate that you bet on the wrong horse, so to speak. Enjoy watching another season (like last year and 3/4's of 2007) go down the toilet w/ him at the helm and blaming everyone else for the losses. Make sure you DVR the Chargers game because it should be the last time Soupy takes the field for DC. Maybe you can get a Fathead of him to put in your room, Since he's headed to backupville and I'm sure you'll miss him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH6eO6mj60Y&feature=fvw

He makes the same mistakes this year that he did in 2003. But he's improving right?

Posted by: Realness1 | October 14, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

beepins

Posted by: RedDMV | October 14, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Classic Mr21. Thanks for the visual of an immobile 38 year old trying to run for his life behind Heyer, Big Mike, and the RG du jour.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 14, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

If Collins really looked much better than Campbell in practice, I think he would have already gotten his shot.

But at this point, anything goes.

I say let Barno run the team for a few weeks. B-town can write him checks with bonus points.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | October 14, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

first you assemble a stout OL, which can be done is short order, through the draft and FA pick ups, and then after about 20 regular season games of gelling, they should be consistently pushing people around on the LOS.
Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 14, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse
Exactly! You give this team a stout offensive line and then it would be 5-0. Blaming this mess on Zorn or on Campbell is stupid! This team stinks because the offensive line stinks....Period. The offensive line stinks because of the front office and it's incompetence.

Posted by: rjohnson66

Yes the offensive line stinks because of front office incompetence. But NO, it cannot be improved in short order until the stinking front office is first improved. These are the people who didn’t draft enough OL, and when they did came up with Rinehart, and when they went to FA they got a returnee (pretty good), a fat guy, just okay, and a cat named D’Anthony, who cant’ play.

They picked three recevers in the second round who can’t play—what makes you think picking OL would be any better? The only position they’ev shown even marginal skills as drafting is Safety.

Posted by: TheCork | October 14, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

"Not sure I believe Dungy just because he coached in a SB" - MrRedskins21

And you were implying by this statement that he was smart?

Donkey...

Posted by: mattylight | October 14, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

MrRedskin21, the Colts are 5-0 right after Dungy.

Bravo! The Skins were 6-2 right after Gibbs, including impressive wins over NFC East rivals.

Dungy and Gibbs both laid strong "team" foundations, but Dungy said that's what's lacking with the Skins now.

On what basis, exactly, are you disagreeing with Dungy's assessment?

Posted by: Alan4 | October 14, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Classic Mr21. Thanks for the visual of an immobile 38 year old trying to run for his life behind Heyer, Big Mike, and the RG du jour.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 14, 2009 2:19 PM |
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If you had your way, it would remain a visual in your head rather than a possible reality on the field.

Because the very idea of benching Campbell is a personal affront to some posters on RI, and you're obviously one of them.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

The last time Collins played in a regular season game, things turned out well. Never know until you try. Think DC can get Leinart for a #2?

Posted by: Realness1 | October 14, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Yes the offensive line stinks because of front office incompetence. But NO, it cannot be improved in short order until the stinking front office is first improved. These are the people who didn’t draft enough OL, and when they did came up with Rinehart, and when they went to FA they got a returnee (pretty good), a fat guy, just okay, and a cat named D’Anthony, who cant’ play.

They picked three recevers in the second round who can’t play—what makes you think picking OL would be any better? The only position they’ev shown even marginal skills as drafting is Safety.


Posted by: TheCork | October 14, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Well this same FO got it right with Samuels and Dockery when they actually tried to find OL. Besides if they are gonna screw up draft picks at least they could screw them up drafting for our biggest need.

Posted by: rjohnson66 | October 14, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

RIP Capt. Lou Albano

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 14, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

On what basis, exactly, are you disagreeing with Dungy's assessment?

Posted by: Alan4 | October 14, 2009 2:22 PM |
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Let me refresh your memory, chief.

YOU said: "Sonny was a great QB, but he never won a single postseason game--proof positive it's a team sport.

We all know about Dungy.

Who do you believe?"

To which I replied: "Not sure I believe Dungy just because he coached a SB.

The proof that QB is THE essential position to most NFL teams is that the Colts are 5-0 and looking better than ever WITHOUT Dungy."

That's Peyton's team, not Dungy's.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Montgomery Being Shopped Around

Defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery, sidelined the first five games because of a knee injury, acknowledged he has been informed the team is attempting to move him before Tuesday's trade deadline. -RI


Ooooooh. a bad-kneed, underachieving bench jockey! Cut me a slice of THAT!

Who knew Monty was the source of the Redskin woes this year?

Posted by: TheCork | October 14, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 14, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

No.

But he isn't making this team any better.

That being the case, why keep starting him?

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 14, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

1. He's getting better every year.
2. He's young.
3. He's cheap.
4. He's the best we have.
5. He's a proven winner.

Let's be real, we aren't winning the super bowl this year or next year or even the year after that. We might as well build slowly and quietly. Keeping JC will give us enough cap room to get a lot of other players. Keeping JC also means that we don't have to use a first rounder on another QB instead of a franchise left tackle. While we are slowly building our contender JC and the young receivers will be spending more and more time in the same exact system. By the time we have our new line straightened out and they start to gel we will have a veteren QB with receivers in the primes of their careers. At that point we take a young stud RB in the draft and make a run. You can't just keep turning players over and trying to find a combiantion that works. That approach does not work in this league. You must have all your guns fire at once. We can do that. We can use our first 2 picks next year to draft 2 lineman then use the first 2 picks of 2011 to do the same thing. By 2011 we will have replaced every lineman except Derrick Dockery. In 2013 we can grab a first round running back. All of our other picks during that span can be used along with free agency to replace the guys that will be gone like Fletcher and Griffen. 2013 we will have a veteren QB and receivers with 6 years in the same system, a dominant offensive line, and a homerun hitting running back. We will still have most of our defense. It's a long term plan but it will probably work better than what we've been doing for the last 17 years. Which is dumping our QB and coach every 2 years.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 14, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

How about trading Campbell while you still can get something for him? a 4th rd pick would be better than nothing

Posted by: scottmando | October 14, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Idiotic. Keep your picks and develop them. We need a DEEP line - both OL and DL. Montey is that. F= this office.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | October 14, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Obviously JC is not going to be here next year..They tried getting rid of him twice this past off season..trade him for anybodys backup and a draft pick now

Posted by: scottmando | October 14, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Classic Mr21. Thanks for the visual of an immobile 38 year old trying to run for his life behind Heyer, Big Mike, and the RG du jour.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 14, 2009 2:19 PM |
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If you had your way, it would remain a visual in your head rather than a possible reality on the field.

Because the very idea of benching Campbell is a personal affront to some posters on RI, and you're obviously one of them.

Posted by: MrRedskin21

Todd Collins behind that line would be a crime. This would be....Wait, is this Steve Spurrier?

Posted by: dcwun | October 14, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

at the end of the day JC really is just a back up. don't tell me about his completion percentage either..Dude throws 6 yard passes all day long and half of those passes were completed at or behind the line of scrimmage...its not hard to find somebody who can do that..and his INT rate is low because of his pass selection too..maybe its all he has time for but i notice that even when he does have time he holds the ball too long..he can run but he slides like a girl..he doesnt complete many long passes and he isnt the take charge guy you want running the show so tell me why we shouldn't get rid of him now for a backup and a draft pick because we need a backup and we need draft picks and after this year we won't get crap for him

Posted by: scottmando | October 14, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

y should he be allowed to escape..

Posted by: cboyhater | October 14, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Best case scenario, OL 2009-2010:

RT- Rue McClanahan
RG- Dr. Ruth
C- Calvin Klein
LG- Brian Dennehy
LT- Teenage Vampire

Posted by: ElYeah | October 14, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

This is more evidence of the Redskins overrating their talent. Shopping Montgomery? LOL. When other GM's hang up the phone after talking with Vinny, they must burst out laughing.

Posted by: cmterpsnskins | October 14, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

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