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Pacman Isn't a Possibility, For Now

Many Insider readers have emailed me about Adam "Pacman" Jones, asking whether the team has any interest in the free-agent corner/return specialist.

I was not surprised. Antwaan Randle El struggled last season as Washington's primary punt returner, and cornerback Shawn Springs, who excelled at playing in the slot, left in free agency. J Reid is here for you guys, so I went to work.

After making some calls and asking around, I don't get the sense Washington is interested in Jones, who, obviously, has a history of major off-field issues. In fact, of the potential player-personnel moves discussed daily at the practice facility, signing Jones, from what I've been told, has not been on the list to this point.

Of course, things change quickly in this league. Perhaps the Redskins might have interest if something changed with the roster.

If the regular season began today, Randle El would return most of the punts and DeAngelo Hall would move inside to the slot against three- and four-receiver alignments. Dominique Dorsey, a former special teams standout in the Canadian Football League, is competing with Randle El to return punts. Second-year cornerback Justin Tryon is being evaluated on his work in the slot as a nickel corner.

By Jason Reid  |  August 15, 2009; 1:00 PM ET
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Why are you creating so forking many threads, many of them with marginal to useless information? It's not like there's breaking news or anything!

Posted by: TalkToTheHand | August 15, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

We would have to wait until the end of baseball season. Adam Jones is currently an all-star center fielder for the Orioles.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | August 15, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse


Not to knock the hustle.

But maybe we get a new thread after, say, 50-60 posts?

The constanting posting of threads makes a blogga feel like he's chasing ghosts operating from the wildcat formation.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 15, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

People, the Mayor isn't here to facilitate your discussion forums, he's here to blog. If you don't like it, work your way into the reporting profession and land your own blogging gig.

Posted by: theduck | August 15, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

To me the jury is still out on Vinny, but you can't lay the blame solely at the feet of Cerrato or Snyder (or Gibbs).

Personally though, I still say Gibbs gets way too much of a pass.

Posted by: rickyroge | August 15, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

OK, well I was challenging the assertion you made that Gibbs is the reason this team was set back.

When Gibbs was coach we went to the playoffs twice and even came away with a win. He had a plan and laid a foundation, and the FO very clearly went in a different direction.

Not sure how what we are seeing today can be traced to some kind of mediocrity on Gibbs' part.

Posted by: p1funk | August 15, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

that would be a classically horrible idea, befitting Snyratto

Posted by: mdrockjock | August 15, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I love Gibbs, but his reluctance to modernize the offense really hurt us. Bringing in Al Saunders might have been the answer if he actually gave Al autonomy to run his offense. Al is too classy to shart on Joe in public but it was obvious Joe's conservative nature cost us ball games. Late in games he very seldom went for the jugular and often ran it three times and punted and left the game in the hands of the defense. Again I love Joe and as a leader of men and by choosing the right personnel we had some measure of success.

Posted by: lavararrington | August 15, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse


Good 'ol No NEws is No News post......

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 15, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Adam Jones is currently an all-star center fielder for the Orioles.
Posted by: dmorgan6617 the eternal chagrin of Mariners fans everywhere.

Posted by: RedskinWillie | August 15, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

RW Mcquarters is out there, I would consider bringing him before Pacman. Unless strip clubs start handing out bullett proof vests.

Posted by: skinhead62 | August 15, 2009 11:50 PM | Report abuse

"From the top, one more time...."

It WAS NOT Gibb's offense, but the personnel. There are too many successful teams in the NFL who run offenses no more 'sophisticated' than Gibb's; those teams have the PLAYERS to make it work.

Last year watching the Ravens-Skins game was some bizzaro, parallel universe scene where the 'Skins of the 80's early 90's were wearing Purple and Black: double tight ends, single back, overloads, play-action-and-throw-the-mid-to-deep-ball with max protection. The team with the Brave on the helmet did not have the o-line, nor a triumvirate of receivers or reliable 2nd TE to execute the offense Gibbs made successful.

I will fault Gibbs for not turning more of the offense over to Saunders, which ironically would have looked more like the offense Gibbs came to DC with in the early 80's. If Snyderrato were serious about 'continuity', this team would at least have an offensive identity from the same 'tree', and of course JC would have more repetitions in that system. always comes back to the Snyderrato, doesn't it?

Posted by: pdfordiii | August 16, 2009 1:04 AM | Report abuse

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