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Redskins Rock (and Rap) During Practice

For the first time, the Redskins played loud music during practice at Redskins Park. I'm not talking about crowd noise blasted on speakers to simulate a hostile environment on the road. I'm talking about a little Jay-Z and Metallica.

About a year ago, Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley requested to have music played during practice. After checking with other teams, Coach Jim Zorn decided to give it a try.

"I just thought it would loosen everybody up and it did," Zorn said. "I thought our guys enjoyed it. I'll probably keep it up for a while and see how it goes.

"We just had it for a while; kind of at the start of practice. It's what we do in pregame. We had a little Jay-Z. And a little Metallica as well."

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2009; 6:31 PM ET
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Posted by: twarren1 | September 16, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Now try rocking the Rams on Sunday...

Posted by: twarren1 | September 16, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Forget about listening to Jay-Z, maybe they should sign him to be our QB!

Posted by: joeboggs | September 16, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or does Soupman look better playing out of the shotgun? If so why does our genuis coach not play to our players strengths instead of their weakness?

Make the system fit the player dont make the player fit the system. find out what a player does well and teach him to excel at it.

Posted by: twarren1 | September 16, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

How about a little old school like Grand Master Flash,in the meantime we need to drop thirty-five on the Rams, and how is it that Haynesworth is gassed by the third quater? come on big boy get on that treadmill and build some endurance and the HEAD COACH needs to show some ba##s and challenge the opposing team's D and not with goofball plays.

Posted by: dargregmag | September 16, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Wow this is so interesting....NOT.

Posted by: BMACattack | September 16, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Oh yes, this is what will make the difference. Music at practice. Because the team was over ready and too emotional in week 1.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 16, 2009 6:54 PM | Report abuse

ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES

Once again, in 2009, brought to you by the fine purple people at Yahoo!

Oh what a conundrum we are in. So, how does this team move forward? Simple. From now to whenever the BYE is, throw the ball 40+ times a game. Campbell's got 3 receivers he knows and 1 new guy who needs the work. Line Jason up in the shotgun. A lot. This WCO offense designed by Zorn doesn't look like much, so look at what works with our talent.

We play a bunch of modest defenses and if Campbell is going to take the proverbial next step, this is the window of opportunity. Its also step up time for Malcolm Kelly and Stephon Heyer.

Throw 40 times vs the jints or iggles and you better have the primo-ist medical plan there is. But throw 40 times vs the Rams and Lions and you might get 6 TDs.

Heck, 15-20 times a game, my only RB would be Sellers, in there for pass protection. Campbell isn't overly mistake prone, so I don't worry much about a huge jump in INTs.

The next several games are an opportunity for the defense to shine brightly. I'm talking radioactive brightly. Vinny didn't use a single pick on an offensive player until round 7 of the draft, plus he gave one of the richest contracts ever to Albert. Success in 2009 was always going to be about defense.

So, you say, what about our identity as a running team? Yeah well, give it a rest. At least until November.

Our formula for success? Pass from the shotgun, keep a back in to protect Campbell, let the defense dominate and keep Portis fresh for the stretch run.

And that's it for this week's ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES brought to you by Yahoo! finest.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 16, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Forget about listening to Jay-Z, maybe they should sign him to be our QB!

Posted by: joeboggs

Nellie is the better athelete

Posted by: zariah | September 16, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Rap? Rock?

Pffft.

What you need is the audio of George C. Scott's opening speech from "Patton," backed up by a little Sousa.

(Better yet, get someone to reprise the actual speech Patton gave, not the toned down one from the movie. You couldn't have gotten the original speech past the movie censors in 1970. I'm generally not a fan of profanity, but that man made it an art form.)

Posted by: freakzilla | September 16, 2009 7:02 PM | Report abuse

that's great. now as for the defense - Blache just a thought but maybe having your corners give WRs a 10 YARD CUSHION on 3rd and medium is a bad idea. I could complete a 6 yard slant against that coverage.

Agreed with the comment above about Soup being better in the shotgun. I'm not sure why he isn't in the shotgun more often. You can still run the ball.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 16, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

What you need is the audio of George C. Scott's opening speech from "Patton," backed up by a little Sousa.

Posted by: freakzilla
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Or Wagner's "Flight of the Valkyries" blasted from helo gunships, a la Apocalypse Now?

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 16, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

IT'S SO REASSURING TO HEAR THE COACH IS FOCUSED ON THE PROPER PRIORITIES.

NOW HC ZORNO IS MAKING MUSICAL PLAYLISTS FOR HIS PRACTICES. IT'S A SHAME HE DOESN'T DEVOTE MORE ENERGY TO THINGS THAT REALLY COUNT. FOR EXAMPLE, WHY NOT CORREOGRAPH A FEW NEW DANCE ROUTINES FOR THE REDSKIN CHEERLEADERS? OR FIND SOME OTHER WAY FOR JC AND THE NO HOPE OFFENSE TO "FIND THEIR RHYTHM" AND "GET DOWN WITH DER BAD SELVZ."

HELL, HC ZORNO IS PROBABLY WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING TO TAKE PEOPLE'S MINDS OFF THE PITTIFUL PERFORMANCES OF THIS LAUGHINGSTOCK OF A TEAM AND COACHING STAFF.

AND COOLEY? WHATTA TOOL (AND FOOL)!

Posted by: Vic1 | September 16, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

THEY HAVE TO PLAY THIS SONG! MOTIVATION MUSIC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8T095mFdW8

nachos, and lemon heads, and my dads boat...
you wont go down cuz my d!#k can float.

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 16, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

How about the "Effective NFL Play-calling" book on tape from B. Walsh?

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 16, 2009 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, this reminds me a lot of Belichik.

Posted by: farstriker | September 16, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Rams offensive line doesn't look too bad on paper. Alex Barron and Smith at tackle, Incognito and Jason Brown on the interior. I'm not even sure if Jason Smith is starting.

Put that Cobra package in the game and let Horton blow people up in the backfield.

Their "teen squad" of receivers are def. not ready to see Landry.

Just as long as LEIGH TORRENCE doesn't see any playing time, we'll be good.

Posted by: saltine182 | September 16, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Re-posting fum da last thread:


4-12, 4th, yes indeed, kost52 is coming to the States, I think it will be his first-ever visit to these shores.

He's planning to split his trip into West Coast/East Coast, seeing the Skins at Raiders, then Skins-Giants and Skins-Cowboys in Landover.

I'm sure kost will pop up eventually and start sharing the details... I think he would like to meet up with RI peeps in his travels and maybe take advantage of available guest rooms and such as...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 16, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Funny that Leigh Torrance's name should come up. REmember last year, the running joke that he was Jim Brown-Dick Butkus-Reggie White wrapped in the body of Deion Sanders? That was always good for a laugh amidst a season where I often wanted to cry.

As for the music - this team needs focus and discipline. Not sure this will help with that...but then again, JC needs to lighten up and just play. Maybe it'll help him. I don't friggin know.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 16, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

rhythm, Zorn, right. After that end-around call I would say Bjork is a more appropriate rhythm

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 16, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Hola Alex. Seems we're going against each other this week in FF. Which means the GB/Cincy is a big one. Me, I've got Rodgers and Jennings in that game while you've got Grant and Ochocinco.

Just a suggestion. You should strongly consider playing your backup QB, Edwards, vs a weak Tampa team. After all, your normal starter is playing philly and they totally spit out Delhomme last week. It'd take courage to bench Brees, but you've got courage, right Alex?

Just trying to help :)

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 16, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

0-3 vs. the Giants
0-1 vs. the Rams

time to walk the walk Zorny

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 16, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Can we stop with the gimmicks and just beat somebody's azz...how about something like 41-6!!!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | September 16, 2009 7:40 PM | Report abuse

If it ends up that Zorn is 0-2
against the Rams ...

One can be sure he will be HC beyond week 3.

Posted by: periculum | September 16, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Leigh Torrence gave up that pass to Donnie Avery that put them in field goal range last year.

Jason La Canfora's head exploded when they released him like he was the second coming of that combo you mentioned "Jim Brown-Dick Butkus-Reggie White wrapped in the body of Deion Sanders"

Posted by: saltine182 | September 16, 2009 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Leigh Torrence gave up that pass to Donnie Avery that put them in field goal range last year.

Jason La Canfora's head exploded when they released him like he was the second coming of that combo you mentioned "Jim Brown-Dick Butkus-Reggie White wrapped in the body of Deion Sanders"

Posted by: saltine182 | September 16, 2009 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Instead of worrying about if they're loose maybe worry about if they are in shape, can tackle, and are prepared for the game?????!!! this is ridiculous you just got beat badly by a division rival in a game where poor tackling, blocking, and conditioning played a role and a team you lost to last year is coming to town in what is already a must win, I just don't think Zorn gets it.

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 16, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Of all the glaring needs on this team, and they're well chronicled, add this one:
Free Safety.
That's right. LL ain't cuttin' it back there. Of course he wasn't drafted to play free safety, he was supposed to play closer to the line and be a disruption in the running game and a blitzer on passing downs.
He is not cuttin' it as a free safety.
Period.

Posted by: RedskinWillie | September 16, 2009 8:08 PM | Report abuse

I think we've reached our Leigh Torrence quota for the month.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | September 16, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: chasgiffen | September 16, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Willie agreed, a Taylor Mays or true free safety drafted next year wouldn't hurt my feelings, assuming we get 2 tackles and a guard as well

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 16, 2009 8:31 PM | Report abuse

The best play I've seen thus far out of Mike Sellers came during a television interview with Jason Campbell late in the 3rd quarter of a preseason game at Jacksonville. Sellers leaned into the camera and recommended that JC get some chap stick -- and then left the audience to wonder why. I just figured it was another demonstration of the total lack of respect that this worthless excuse of a quarterback gets from his other so-called teammates -- and deservedly so.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 17, 2009 8:21 AM | Report abuse

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?

Reward the team with music at practice after a division loss?

It's not like they are preparing to deal with rowdy dome crowd noise for the next game... we play the next game at home.

This is why Zorn isn't head coach material.

Life was hell for the skins during the week following a loss when Gibbs and Gibbs II was coach.

I don't know enough about the NFL to question Zorn's offensive scheme or play calling,
but negative reinforcement like this is just a lack of common sense.

Posted by: jgarrisn | September 17, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Winning games is enjoyable.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | September 17, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Uh . . . winning games is enjoyable. This is Micky Mouse.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | September 17, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

I hope this music will make them tough and get in the groove for making plays. Just because some news show said the next few games would be easy does not mean you don't have to play football to the best of your ability. You Redskins are definitely getting paid so do your job. I use to be a die-hard fan but I can't stand to see all of these mistakes so I just turn on another game. I'm really like PURPLE & GOLD. Don't give me any more excuses to trash the Burgandy and Gold. ROCK TO THAT!

Posted by: home_grown | September 23, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

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