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Redskins' Inactives in Detroit (Updated)

Kevin Barnes, D'Anthony Batiste, Robert Henson, Marcus Mason, Marko Mitchell, Anthony Montgomery, Edwin Williams and Renaldo Wynn are inactive for today's game against the Lions in Detroit.

And, in case you missed it on twitter, Tom Cruise is on the field. Dan Steinberg, at the bog, has some photographic evidence.

By Jason Reid  |  September 27, 2009; 11:48 AM ET
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I don't understand why Marko is not active. Zorn need to use this guy in the red zone. Mason maybe gone if AA have a good game.

Posted by: jm220 | September 27, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Once again I have to question Zorn's use of personnel. Hopefully his game plan, play calling and in-game adjustment is better the the above decision.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Wynn been inactive every week. What was the reason to bring him back again?

Posted by: jm220 | September 27, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Mason and Rock both could be on their way out if Alridge has a good game. Certainly Mason, Rock probably gets through the season no matter what.

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 27, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Mitchell needs to be active and used in the redzone.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 27, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Marko & Marcus inactive, god forbid Zorn use anybody who may help the team today especially w/ CP not @ full speed.

Posted by: skinhead62 | September 27, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Wow atdhe.net isn't showing any NFL games this week.

Posted by: jm220 | September 27, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I respectfully disagree with the mayor about whether it makes sense to fire JZ if we lose to the Lions.

Sure, it's a panicky move, but so what? Sometimes panic (which is to say, urgent and hasty action) is sensible.

And the real point is that it gives Blache a shot at the HC job. There's no other way he gets a toe in the water. This would give him 13 weeks to show what he can do. If we really do have good pieces in place, but need leadership, then why not give him a shot?

And, to totally throw things upside down, why not ask JZ to remain as playcaller? So what if it's a demotion? He'd probably say no, but no harm in asking. He was pretty innovative last year before he got sucked into the vortex of leadership.

Posted by: farstriker | September 27, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Repost from previous thread


"Said cornerback DeAngelo Hall: "That's probably the topic of the week - not being that team [to lose to Detroit]."

That's bad. That means they think it can happen. They should be focussed on perfect execution and breaking through in the redzone. Look up, not down. Otherwise, you fill your head with the wrong thoughts and get distracted. Playing not to lose always sucks.

Posted by: edvar | September 27, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

jm220, according to their schedule, the skins lions game will be showing at 1:00p eastern.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Cuz. I had to hit refresh.

Posted by: jm220 | September 27, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Okay, I'm not on Twitter, but what is Tom Cruise doing on the field?

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 27, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Farstriker, aren't you sick of the instability? Remember what a train wreck the last coaching search was? Isn't the biggest problem with the front office the fact that they are too impatient?

Fire the coach after game 3? That's just stupid. How about getting behind and pushing a little instead?

We have three young receivers that are going to grow tremendously this year as the season goes on. Our head coach has barely a year of experience as coach and play caller. It is reasonable to think he could grow as well. Perhaps a little support for your team will help that process along.

You are as bad as Snyder.

Posted by: edvar | September 27, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Who gives a sh_t if Cruise is on the field he is friends with Snyder, are the Skins going to win or lose because Cruise is on the field?

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 27, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I am a little concerned about Marko not being active, but I suppose they needed to make room for Aldridge.... What does that say about our gameplan?

I made a comment after week 1 that Portis missed several "cut backs" and did the same last week. Now we know why.
HTTR!!!!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 27, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

what is Tom Cruise doing on the field?

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 27, 2009 12:06 PM

Is he in pads? Active or inactive?


Whether it makes sense to fire Jim Zorn depends upon who you can get to replace him. I wouldn't fire him to elevate anyone who works under. But I would fire him to bring in Mike Shanahan.

Shanahan could be cheap, by the way, since he's already collecting a whopper of a check from Denver. I assume Snyder would only have to top that up with a few mill.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 27, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

The only people saying Zorn might be fired is the media, know one inside the park has said anything remotley close to this.

No one has ever been able to tell me what coach Snyder was impatient with, he was stupid with Shott, but he wanted control back thats not impatience.

Peopl saying he was impatient with Norv need to go back and think how bad Norv was, he should of been fired 3 years earlier.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 27, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Wow atdhe.net isn't showing any NFL games this week.

Posted by: jm220 | September 27, 2009 11:59 AM

Try rajangan.net.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Whoa calm down there. Just curious what he was doing on the field - while they were warming up, just hanging out in the middle of it when no one was there?

And edvar, I couldn't agree with you more.

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 27, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

So other than Aldridge, who else does mean IS active? Mike Williams, Rinehart, Will Montgomery ... who else? And why not Henson? I thought he was on special teams.

Posted by: dcsween | September 27, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

They should throw a pass to Cruise high over the middle and see how pretty boy does.

Posted by: DrWho2 | September 27, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Zorn is fired tomorrow. Would not be surprised if it happened, but still think it's doubtful. Offense scores points today. We won't always "Drive" the football to not score in RZ... ( wishful thinking)

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 27, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Tom Cruise = Skins' Yoko Romo

Posted by: dcsween | September 27, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Dan Snyder is a scientologist.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 27, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I envision Aldridge as a "Joe Washington" in the RedZone. What are the chances that we go with a 2 TE set and 2 Backs? At this point, I'd take the "Wishbone" and look for a couple of 'cross bucks'

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 27, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

edvar = voice of reason.

5 coaches in 9 years hasn't worked, and people are moaning for a 6th? I've often thought Snyder is too impulsive, but reading RI makes me realize he couldb be much worse.

This team needs stability, not new coaches and QBs every couple of years.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Why would Mike Shanahan work for the Redskins for cheap? That's almost as brilliant as firing Zorn after the third game of the season.

Posted by: edvar | September 27, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I think it will be hilarious -- a riot. But I want to come up here and post how everything's going to be okay, there were a lot of positives, gonna finish 14-2, etc.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 27, 2009 9:14 AM

Moi?

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 27, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Wynn been inactive every week. What was the reason to bring him back again?

Posted by: jm220 | September 27, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse


MY guess is insurance against catastrophic injury across the front. Also, I think Jarmon exceeded expectations as to how fast he could "get it" and prove he can get it done on the field.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 27, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Who gives a sh_t if Cruise is on the field he is friends with Snyder, are the Skins going to win or lose because Cruise is on the field?

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 27, 2009 12:08 PM |
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Win, lose, or tie.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 27, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 27, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

And Wynn doesn't play STs. We should've kept Dixon....

Maybe Wynn's contract was gaurenteed or something....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 27, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I got a feelin...and I wish i had the stones to start MK12 in FF.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 27, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Almost time to rattle Stafford's filling loose?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 27, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

fillings, not filling (as in teeth.)

Stafford is filled with rookie hot air.

Time to pop his balloon!

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 27, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

So, Smoot is active?

I thought that rib injury was keeping him out.

Posted by: SteveMG | September 27, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas makes a big play today?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 27, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Chia- only one filling?

Posted by: bostskin | September 27, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Oh, good. Tom Cruise.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 27, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

There's Big Medicine going on up in Detroit today.

Haynesworth, AKA = "Big War Daddy" leads the way.

Skins scalp the Lions by 13

Posted by: dashriprock | September 27, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Looking forward to Orakpo's continued improvement, he gets his first sack today. Moss gets it going, JC impresses as he spreads the ball to over 8 receivers for over 300 yards in the air, and we win as Zorn hangs more than 30 for the first time in his HC stint. Go Skins!!

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 27, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Bradshaw just picked Skins to turn things around and Zorn will be here next year...

And why is marko inactive???

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 27, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

new name for the skins?
Washington Preclear?
Washington Thetans?
Washington Hubbards?
Washington E-Meters?

Posted by: jonthefisherman | September 27, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

O
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Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 27, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

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My boy just called me from Ford Field, said Skins fan are representin strong. HAIL

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 27, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Wait who said, Snyder is in the Closet with John and Tom?

Posted by: alex35332 | September 27, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Sims out for the Lions.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I know Tryon hasn't really been exposed or f'd anything up in the 1st 2 games, but it's kind of scary that the coaches apparently think he's better than K Barnes...

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 27, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

rumor has it that Tom is trying to convince Dan that Craig T Nelson should be the coach of the skins.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 27, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Besides rooting for a Skins win, how about also rooting for the Chiefs, Bucs and Panthers winning this week also!!

HAIL!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Don't knoock it Alex; Luther van Damme is one heck of a D-coordinator!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 27, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

we are a better team with marko mitchell availble for the red zone...D. Thomas serves no function...just because he was drafted higher doesn't make him a better player.

Posted by: marksmen | September 27, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

new name for the skins?
Washington Preclear?
Washington Thetans?
Washington Hubbards?
Washington E-Meters?

Posted by: jonthefisherman | September 27, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse


How about the Washington Scalpers?

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 27, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

This game won't even be close, D shows up.. We win by at least 20.

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | September 27, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Time for a healthy dose of Preening Schmo. Sigh.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 27, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Always curzon, always.

Curious what they are going to do with Vick today.

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 27, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Get your sexy on.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 27, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Anyone got a picture on ATDHE yet?

I don't, and the other links aren't working...
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 27, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

eh, Flounder? Rebecca Grant? niiiice.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 27, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I'm so sick of hearing about what will happen if they lose this game...

Just win!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

dirty already talking trash..

Posted by: cocodc1 | September 27, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo looks confushed when Fletcher calling out the play... Is it just me?

Posted by: cocodc1 | September 27, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

And so it begins.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

WTF was that? That FM saved us.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

F$CK! Looked like that was going to be a good play.... smh

Posted by: cocodc1 | September 27, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

anyone have a link?

Posted by: Moose33 | September 27, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Pass on 1st down... I like it!

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Brian Billick stinks

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

got a feelin...and I wish i had the stones to start MK12 in FF.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 27, 2009 12:25 PM

I have the same feeling. I snatched him off of my leagues waiver wire at 12:55 and started him.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 27, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Here's the link:http://www.justin.tv/soon_enough03

I'm liking the playcalling. WR's looking good, the delay to Betts not so much though

Posted by: ga8085 | September 27, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

what an awful fade pass there, here we go again...

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 27, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

why is the game black out on adthe

Posted by: jm220 | September 27, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I hate that I find myself agreeing with about 85% of what Billick is saying.

But my God - these two have the most boring voices!!

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 27, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I sense a Suisham FG.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 27, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Should they go for it?

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

C'mon zf...at least they threw it...

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I would go for the FG here. Letting DET have a stop will give them momentum and confidence. 3-0 is better than 0-0 with DET having stopped a drive.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Please don't get stopped on 4th and goal here. That's the last thing they need on a good looking opening drive.

Posted by: ga8085 | September 27, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I like the team going for it on 4th and goal here. regardless of how it turns out. Do whatever you can to break that funk.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 27, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

YES

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | September 27, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I predict a run to Sellars

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

why is the game black out on adthe

Posted by: jm220 | September 27, 2009 1:19 PM |
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I got the sound and the fire icon with adthe. Maybe cause of my ancient operating system+browser.

Justin TV is working, thanks ga8085.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 27, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

At least Billick isn't like Troy Aikman and Joe Buck. They are the worst hosts.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable..This team is cursed.

Posted by: ga8085 | September 27, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

That'a on Portis! He didn't have the ball enough to punch it in

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

ga8085 thanks!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Zorn just got fired.

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 27, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Good thing Portis doesn't practice.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 27, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

We're cursed inside the redzone

Posted by: Thundershock | September 27, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Yep. The worst that I predicted happened. Now DET is energized. They should have gone for the FG.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I missed it what happen??

Posted by: cocodc1 | September 27, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

No problem with the call, but Portis has got to punch that in...he just fell down!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, eeyore.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 27, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Zorn just got fired? I hope zjfr you are writing in jest. CP and the line didn't get it done, not Zorn.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

why is there like static sound??? i can't even listen anymore..

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Portis is a toxic influence on the team.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it just seems that way because the silver makes it more noticable, but the Lions seem to have another helmet option. With the standard round they also seem to have a few with a slight crease around the insigna. Where as the skins have a few "iron man" helmets with concave neck area.

Posted by: chavez66 | September 27, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

where's the D?

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Stop jumping off sides you fat lards!

Posted by: ga8085 | September 27, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

something is wrong with fox's audio.

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

PORTIS HAS NO Legs left.. he's lunging

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 27, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Portis is not healthy! They need Aldrige to carry it from here. That was on CP!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Another offsides...Great

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 27, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Skins run game is definitely suspect.
Portis 2 carries for 3 yards.
Betts 1 carry for 2 yards.

Maybe Aldridge can make a difference.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

that was the worst blitz I've seen by the Redskins in a long time. Whoever the linebacker was lined up on the right, should be benched. He didn't even try.

Posted by: Thundershock | September 27, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I haven't seen good Redskins defense so far.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 27, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

This team has been deflated, and as much guff Zorn has taken, these players need to step up.

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

STUPID FOX!!!! Is anyone else hearing this static noise??

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

hey 1965..maybe zorn wants to be fired?? "wanna get away" (from Snyder and the media..nice airline commercial) nice paid vacation.. Reunites with Holmgren, next year, as the QB coach..wherever Holmy decides to coach..

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Zorn just got fired? I hope zjfr you are writing in jest. CP and the line didn't get it done, not Zorn.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan |

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 27, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

10 yrd penalty against DET.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

that's why you don't booooo field goals you bunch a jerks! That's why you take your FGs.

The STUPID fans psyched the coach out. You r all a bunch of loser danny snyder clones!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 27, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Did he just take that penalty instead of having them try the FG. He better hope they don't get first Down.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 27, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

why couldn't we decline the penalty and have 4th down?

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

low market game.. Fox is probably transmitting it through the Net IPs and not satellite...
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STUPID FOX!!!! Is anyone else hearing this static noise??

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:34 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 27, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

I was trying to find this game online yet again (for some reason the Skins are impossible to find - even the Jags and Texans are streaming away).

Anyway, after reading these comments, I think I'll stop trying.

Posted by: messykat | September 27, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

The Skins D is surprising me, in a bad way.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Stupid f_cking idiot should have made them try the FG, now they have a first down.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 27, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

how the F$CK to u miss that tackled.. im through with this SH$T ... for real this time

Posted by: cocodc1 | September 27, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Whiffing on the QB? What did Smoot do; close his eyes?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 27, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

wow this is really embarrassing!!! good job Carlos!!! WE ARE THE TEAM!!!

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

WTF! WHy the hell didn't they just decline the penalty?! Horrible, horrible decision. That's why this team struggles they way they do. Disgusting

Posted by: ga8085 | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

who got burned by Johnson??

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

hope JC just watched how a QB moves his team not only from the 20 to the 20, but throws a TD too.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Fire Zorn!!!!

Posted by: mofares | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Zorn should be fired! He took the PENALTY!!!

Absolutely inexcusable!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

I want to gag. Now DET got a first down. Again I am going to have nothing to brag about to work tomorrow because the Redskins can't do anything right. This is embarrassing.

Again the Redskins are giving the game away against the Lions.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

bad declining the penalty. and come on carlos.. JUMP u a$$

Posted by: cocodc1 | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

atdhe.net

Posted by: capsfan83 | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

why couldn't we decline the penalty and have 4th down?

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:36 PM |

We could have he chose not to now instead of 3 they have 7.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Damn. 99 yard drive, featuring penalties and poor tackling.

Skins need to take their intensity level up.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

once again dumbass coaching, why take that fing penalty!!!!!!

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm just keeping in mind that the Lions were winning 10-0 at one point last week - only to lose - big time.

Might select a different game to watch.

Rams have held Packers to FGs so far today.

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 27, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

The STUPID fans psyched the coach out. You r all a bunch of loser danny snyder clones!

Posted by: pabrian2003

This is an idiotic statement. If Zorn does not have the stones to call his game plan but has to call plays based on fan reaction, then he is a punk and needs to go.

blaming the fans...ufb

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Lions can do that, and we CAN'T!! hahaha

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Zorn is really blowing this game!!!!! He can not take that penalty and that is the exact reason why....... Let them kick it, b/c it's not giving them a chance at 7

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 27, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Why did they take the penalty?!?!?!

Zorn must go.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | September 27, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

why did Zorn take that penalty and give the Lions another down?++++

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Zorn should be fired! He took the PENALTY!!!

Absolutely inexcusable!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 27, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

I will always love the 'Skins, but they do make it difficult...........

Posted by: childrenofthezorn | September 27, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

FIRE THE TEAM
I AM DISGUSTED

I WAS AN APOLOGIST AND NOW I AM DONE

FIRE THE TEAM

Posted by: RedBee | September 27, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Terminate... with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 27, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I hope Zorn gets fired at halftime in the locker room. Unbelievable.

Posted by: wfchez | September 27, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I hope Zorn gets fired at halftime in the locker room. Unbelievable.

Posted by: wfchez | September 27, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Another crappy day at work tomorrow. Nothing to brag about because, once again, the Redskins can't do anything right!!

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

all you saying he should have taken the penalty? what about the "Vaunted D?" Where were they in stopping the potent (ha ha) Lions O? If Zorn gets fired. so should Blache IMO. I for the record, think the team is inferior and the coaches need to stay. Get more players.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

hope JC just watched how a QB moves his team not only from the 20 to the 20, but throws a TD too.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:38 PM

I'm sure he also watched Smith carry 6 times for 32 yards, while Portis/Betts have 3 carried for 5 yards.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

IS DEADSKINS OFFENSIVE TO ANYONE?

BECAUSE THAT IS THE RIGHT NAME

Posted by: RedBee | September 27, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

I don't beleive this...I absolutely don't believe this...

I'm not just talking about Zorn...I'm talking about the players...EVERY-FUGGIN-BODY!!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

WORST team in the NFL. This team couldn't beat a college team. The defense is overrated and second rate. Can't even stay on sides for a snap. Why to let a bad team drive 99 yds. The fact that they are paid for this crap is a total travesty. The coaching is second rate but this is all on the million dollar players who can't execute basic plays. What a joke.

Posted by: lifelongfan | September 27, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Carlos looked like a rookie corner there. Seriously, do something! Don't just do nothing and watch. This team angers me.

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

even the ref was surprised Zorn took the penalty..a
He was waving his arms for "declined" and then had to change it to "accepted". We should hire the Ref as Head Coach.. more sense.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 27, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

What the H, people.

We had the QB on 3rd and 12, the players didn't tackle and contain as they should have.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 27, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Christ, are we absolutely pathetic or what?

Posted by: LeeM9308 | September 27, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

YOu can write about execution, players, blah blah blah, but zorn's decision making is a joke!!!! He needs to be fired and fired now!!

Posted by: Lacantwrite | September 27, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

You cant put this on the offense regardless of the 4th down call. This team has spent a ton of money on the D and they have to be the worst team on 3rd down that I have ever seen. You let a rookie QB take it 99 yards? Disgusting

Posted by: vze2bnyf | September 27, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I still can't believe he accepted the penalty... Even the ref was assuming they'd decline it, if you read his body language...

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | September 27, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

WTF is up with the D? WHy the (@)#*@ are these guys running with their backs to the QB?
Why are the Lions playing fast and loose yet the Redskins look stiff and jumpy/twitchy? Ugh...
I have prob with that earlier 4th and goal. I don't fault the coach or the playcall for thatone --that's on Portis.
I didn't any explosion at all. He goes into a bunch of bodies and falls down...

Posted by: jackluminous | September 27, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

The beginning of the end starts.

We saw this coming.

Posted by: SteveMG | September 27, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Zorn took the penalty because, like far too many of you, he still thinks our defense can make plays.

Trusting your D to not allow the Lions to go 99 yards, and trusting your to to get a 3rd down stop shouldn't be so bad if our D is supposedly so great.

Posted by: OrganicWater | September 27, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Portis shouldn't be in this game> He can't run!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

And NYG and PHL are both winning. Typical Redskins, they start their drive with a run to Clinton Portis.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Zorn just looks so lost and clueless, seeing him worries me, I have no confidence he knows what he's doing.

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

that's one each for the sleepy trio!

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 27, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Its all on the line. Jason Campbell has been near perfect in his passing. But we have no line and cant run.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 27, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Folks blame the whole thing on Snyder because if he wasn't dysfunctional, we would have a real coach and GM. The deal is that no one wanted to coach here so we were stuck with this rotten Zorn who has never been a head coach in his life. So ask yourself, how can a proud franchise like this not be able to have a decent coach. The answer is Daniel Snyder. Don't put you hard earned money into Snyder's pocket!

Posted by: mofares | September 27, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

He declined the penalty thinking that our very strong defense could hold on 3rd and 13, rather than giving them 3 points, but for whatever reason, they competely let STAFFORD run for the first down.

I agree with the call.

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 27, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

oop.s that should have been "I DON'T have a problem with that earlier 4th and goal....

Posted by: jackluminous | September 27, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

oop.s that should have been "I DON'T have a problem with that earlier 4th and goal....

Posted by: jackluminous | September 27, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Wow no me gusta zorn

Posted by: chrislarry | September 27, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

lots of game left to be played, zorn took the penalty to back them up, and rely on his defense, blame the D, not zorn...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 27, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

all those wanting Zorn fired, would you keep Blache? The D looks terrible too. You don't think Zorn rightfully assumed his D couold stop a first down from 3 and forever? I guess Zorn is used to seeing his QB not convert!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Zorn's call makes sense if you have a Top 5 D going against a rookie QB on a weak offense.

Unfortunately, the Skins D is failing to the extreme so far this game.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

It was the wrong call, no matter how good your "D" is. You let them kick the FG (maybe he makes it, maybe not, worse case you're down 3-0).

The Golden Rule: NEVER give ANY offense a second chance to convert a 3rd down.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 27, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Win or Lose, Jim Zorn deserves to be fired. The Defensive Coordinator is no better either mind you. They got Haynesworth who was supposed to improve the pass rush, and how many sacks the Skins have in 9 quarters so far? ONE...
Skins management have a habit of getting rid of leaders on the team. True, Shawn Springs was injury prone, but do the Skins have a CB on the team now who is effectively the Daryl Green of his time? Shawn Spring was not only that CB plus he was a leader.
Now the Offense sucks and so do the Defense who can't stop anyone.
Just perhaps, the problem is with the decision making by the owner and his cousin Vinny.
As long as Vinny is calling the shots, THIS TEAM IS DOOMED!!

Posted by: JeanJak | September 27, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Think about from your arm-char headsets perspective, you dopes: We suck at offense, we are great at defensive, ergo, giving them an "easy" 3 is better than making a stop WHEN A 1st DOWN STILL KEEPS THEM 25 YDS FROM THE ENDZONE. With such a great D, you'll basically trying to hold them to 0, on the assumption that they'll have to kick a FG regardless.

Posted by: OrganicWater | September 27, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

As angry as I get at Zorn...some of our players look slow and unmotivated.

Hope Zorn gives the halftime speech of his life!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

stupid jc, threw into triple coverage.

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Nice throw Campbell....

Posted by: mofares | September 27, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Worst team in the NFL? Are you kidding me?!?! Can I introduce you to: Cleveland, Rams, KC, Oakland, Detroit (yes, Detroit), etc. Get an f'ing grip.

Sorry but all this panic is BS - you don't have a team that hasn't won in years and the new coach is fining players for a bottle of water - seriously.

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 27, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly quit on that play!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I can't watch this sh!t

Posted by: Lacantwrite | September 27, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

CAMPBELL SUCKS!!! it should be 14-0. Todd please.

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

They are giving this game away. It's unbelievable but expected. Maybe, if they lose, they can finally realize how much they suck and force themselves to change. But that's not going to happen.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Its all on the line. Jason Campbell has been near perfect in his passing. But we have no line and cant run.

Posted by: alex35332
except thos last two passes!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I don't have a problem with taking the penalty. When you allegedely have a good Defense you don't want to give the team an easier FG then you have to. This was all about execution. However that being said since you can't fire all the players you may have to do something with the coaches to get this team motivated.

Posted by: lifelongfan | September 27, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers ankle injury... Questionable return... Damn.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | September 27, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

The more the lions get confidence... The more the redskins lose confidence.. the skins look like they are pressing....JC looked tight as hell that drive.. and not in a good way..smh

Posted by: cocodc1 | September 27, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

JeanJak...

You must be new to this block...To use Darryl Green and Sean Springs in the same sentence is blasphemy.

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

ok suzanne...

Posted by: rachel216 | September 27, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Get ready for a 95 yard drive with about 3 defense penalities and 3 converted 3rd downs.

Posted by: lifelongfan | September 27, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Tom Cruise might want to reconsider his investment at this point in time...

Posted by: LeeM9308 | September 27, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone have Mike Shanahan Email add ?

Posted by: WHOSTHENEXTHEADCOACH | September 27, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

JC17 shouldn't have thrown that... Guy hit his arm and the pass floated.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | September 27, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

stop trying to run the ball, spread them out, and pass it....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 27, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Its all on the line. Jason Campbell has been near perfect in his passing. But we have no line and cant run.

Posted by: alex35332
except thos last two passes!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

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he got hit in the arm on the deep throw.

Posted by: nami322 | September 27, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

mofares,
snyder wont have trouble getting a Head Coach, next year, if its an uncapped year.
Cowher, Shanny, Gruden, Holmy, Billick, your mama.. they will all be in line for Danny's blank Free Agent checkbook.
There is a good reason no coaches contracts were extended into 2010.
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Folks blame the whole thing on Snyder because if he wasn't dysfunctional, we would have a real coach and GM. The deal is that no one wanted to coach here so we were stuck with this rotten Zorn who has never been a head coach in his life. So ask yourself, how can a proud franchise like this not be able to have a decent coach. The answer is Daniel Snyder. Don't put you hard earned money into Snyder's pocket!

Posted by: mofares | September 27, 2009 1:44 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 27, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Coming into this game, Stafford had a 40.5 QB rating.

So far, he has a 113.2 QB rating against our D.

Embarrasing.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Sigh.. I wonder how G Williams would have done with this team instead of being run out of town by Danny Boy and his drone Vinny.

Posted by: Stevida | September 27, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

LOL..... How good can ANY defense be when the offense consumes almost no clock and scores no points?

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 27, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Wow typos!

What I meant up there is that a 1st down doesn't = TD.

Posted by: OrganicWater | September 27, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I agree with the call.

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 27, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I don't. You have them at 4th down, I've rarely seen a coach give the opposing team ANOTHER opportunity to get a first down. And where did Zorn get the impression that this was a very strong D? They haven't shown it yet this season.

Posted by: ga8085 | September 27, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers ankle injury... Questionable return... Damn.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde

At least know he can't drop any picks.

Posted by: elfreako | September 27, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone have Mike Shanahan Email add ?

Posted by: WHOSTHENEXTHEADCOACH | September 27, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

lion's kevin smith and their OLine just did a counter trey for 23 yards..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 27, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Start of second quarter, skins are in trouble down 7 to Detroit, Marko would have been nice on a fade to the END ZONE, but he was not active for this game, who'DA figured.

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | September 27, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

About that Blache comment. I am starting to agree...those CBs still give soo much cushion and the D is just collapsing

Posted by: jackluminous | September 27, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

4th and goal from the 1 and we run left....SURPRISE!!! then we let them go 99 yasrd for a TD giving up 2 3rd and 10+ in the process. ALLLLLL that $$$ and draft picks used to improve a #4 ranked defense. FOR WHAT!!!???

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe this. History is going to be made today.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

They need a pick-6 here to get some mo'

Yes, I'm saying we need to rely on the defense to score because our offense sure as heck can't...lol

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 27, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

blache has gotta stuff his foot up someone's backside...defense sucks right now...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 27, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

That looks like EMMITT Smith running the ball for Detroit.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 27, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

This is officially a JOKE now. The Skins Defense who for years have kept this team together is now competing with the offense for ineptitude.
If the Skins are going to lose, I really hope they lose BIG. Just perhaps they owner will sell the team to someone who knows what they are doing.

Posted by: JeanJak | September 27, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Please don't show me any "Game Breaks"...I'll just cry.

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

This team is poorly coached and plays poorly as a result.

Posted by: pennstate1 | September 27, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

where is Orakpo? he has a lot to live up to.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Looks like this will be a 14-0 DET lead soon.

Posted by: jiacinto | September 27, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Our defense can not stop anyone !

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | September 27, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

too bad Stafford is still adjusting to a "new system"..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | September 27, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

this is all on the defense. can't give up 2 90+ yard drives. theyre missing tackles every single play.

Posted by: nami322 | September 27, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

If I'm Snyder, I come to the locker room at halftime.

Posted by: rickyroge | September 27, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

beautiful throw, see that JC? Stafford hit him in stride and look at the result.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 27, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

hey, we're deep into beep, folks. New 2nd-quarter thread.

Posted by: farstriker | September 27, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Some serious offensive holding on that play.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | September 27, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

GETTING OUTCOACHED AND OUTPLAYED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL. This is where poor draft day decisions come back to haunt this team not addressing the O-line and bringing in Zorn who has no business coaching in the NFL.

Posted by: dargregmag | September 27, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Zorn is so desperate to score he's forgotten all about the run. They have 3 yards rushing.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 27, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

RickyRoge, you are right. I can't mention Darryl Green and Shawn Springs on the same sentence, but you have to admit, Shawn Springs alone kept the Skins in games in his few years in DC.
DeAngelo Hall has potential but the jury is still out on him. Smooth is all talk and no action with his skinny behind. And well...Rogers, we ALL know about his butter fingers.
So, where are we now. OFFENSE sucks, no surprise there. But DEFENSE too?
Thank you Snyder!

Posted by: JeanJak | September 27, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 27, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Kevin Smith has 74 yards rushing. This is not good.

Posted by: elfreako | September 27, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

The funny thing is: our O can't run, but fokls here just want to pass pass pass so it shouldn't matter. Even though you glance around the league and in the rezone teams run to score in the redzone.

I'm happy, though, that the blind are finally realizing that our D not getting off the field is part of the problem.

Even if we score on drive 1, it was basically our only drive of the quarter. So at best we are 7-3. Based on what occurred we're 7-7. Quarter over. That's not on the O AT ALL.

Posted by: OrganicWater | September 27, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

This is comically bad

Posted by: KShark28 | September 27, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Detroit building confidence and at this rate, they should win.

Posted by: mofares | September 27, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

The strategy of Offense and Defense sucks.

BeanTownGreg1,

Wherever you at, I hope you realize now when I said this Team was not and still is not in FOOTBALL SHAPE!!!

We do not know who and whats on first. Why, because that comes from serious football training by the whole Team.

Football training weeds out the weak and the ones that think they have already made it but cannot produce anymore.

Being in great year round physical shape means nothing when compared to a Football Team that earns that name from Football training.

You ever wonder why the vets and prima donna's don't like preseason and camp? Cause it is hard and once you go through it your body gets transformed to a football player, not the ones that too many of these Redskins are.

The Redskins haven't trained hard in camp and preseason in years. If they had a lot of these names that we have seen on the field for years now would not be here.

BeanTownGreg1, I told you this once before and I know what I am talking about.

All this scheming crap and WCO don't mean crap if you ain't got Football Players like LA was.

Yeah, years ago we decided we did not need real Football Players like BMitch, but we wanted players that fit into schemes.

Hell, we can fit all these bloggers into a scheme, but when we meet a real Football Team, Katie Bar The Door.

Charlie Casserly was a scheme guy, Bobby Mitchell was a Football guy. Worst mistake this Franchise made was making CC the GM instead of Mitchell and we haven't recovered yet.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | September 27, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

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