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Rinehart ready for another shot

Second-year guard Chad "The Rhino" Rinehart failed to impress in two games as a starter after right guard Randy Thomas suffered a season-ending injury. Rinehart tumbled back down the depth chart, but he's expected to start again Sunday against the Denver Broncos at FedEx Field.

Offensive line coach Joe Bugel "feels he deserves another shot," offensive coordinator Sherman Smith said, "so we'll give him a chance to go in there and see what he can do."
Before practice Wednesday, Rinehart was told he would start this week, Rinehart said.

"I felt like as I progressed throughout the games I was improving, but I need to start off well," he said. "Obviously, the Tampa Bay game, that first series was kind of rough. But after that it felt like I progressed. Just starting off fast is what I need to do."

Well, fast but controlled, Rinehart said.

"Really just being comfortable, not really overanalyzing stuff," he said. "Just playing football and being comfortable."

By Jason Reid  |  November 13, 2009; 12:42 PM ET
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Comments

Of course he wants a shot. I need a shot of bourbon every time I see him treat a defensive end the way a matador treats a bull. Ole!

Posted by: groundhogdayguy | November 13, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/11/13/between-the-lines-sacks-allowed-sorted-by-team/

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse


I wonder how many of Heyer's sacks were surrendered when he was at RT vs. LT.

Oh well, we brought in Levi jones for a reason...

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Dang it, missed the Cutler whipping up here.

Oh well, have to say it -- he wasn't any better than Campbell. Knew it a year ago and its still true today. I put out a list of games that Cutler had messed up -- and how he had messed up -- during the trade talk flurry. Very few people seemed to get that Cutler was a double edged sword at that time.

Last night made it pretty clear.

Nice to see folks coming around.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 13, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

"Obviously, the Tampa Bay game, that first series was kind of rough. But after that it felt like I progressed. Just starting off fast is what I need to do." - Chad Rhinhart

Oh yeah, I can see where he wouldn't know that the other team would be coming full speed from the first snap. I definitely could see where a young football player wouldn't know that. Is there someone in the Redskins PR department that teaches these guys stupid things to say in front of a microphone?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 13, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

File this one in the "you gotta be kidding me" category -- sort of like,

"Which would you rather have -- crabs or herpes?"

The answer, clearly, is "none of the above."

Posted by: Vic1 | November 13, 2009 12:36 PM


The answer is CLEARLY Crabs....U can get rid of them.....Herpes is there for Life...Just ask Juwan Howard and Ron Mexico and half of the NBA...

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 13, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Offensive line coach Joe Bugel "feels he deserves another shot,"

Ummmm, who is Buges saying is going to get another shot, Rinehart or Campbell? Campbell probably takes 3-4 shots courtesy of the guy Rinehart is going to try to block.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 13, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

For the idiots who say no QB could be good behind our O line, tell me why Campbell wasn't lighting the world on fire when he was one of the least sacked QBs in the league after 4 games this year? 3 picks and a fumble against the Bucs? the 1-7 Bucs? At home?

HE WAS NOT RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE UNTIL SAMUELS WENT DOWN AND HE AND THE TEAM STILL SUCKED.

Quit making excuses. Excuses are for LOSERS!

Posted by: saqster | November 13, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Well, it's simple. He was lighting it up. By week 4 our passing offense was 10th in the league. Did you watch that Tampa game? He was sacked the second and third play of the game. Campbell had a terrible first half but he also had a great second half. There are a ton of problems with this team. There are with any team but if you think just putting a new QB in here will make a difference I got news for you.

A new QB will still have to get rid of the ball in under 3 seconds because that's all the protection we have. Peyton Manning is widely regarded as having the quickest release in the league at 3 seconds. That means we need to find a QB with a quicker release than Peyton Manning.

A new QB will still have to throw into 7-8 pass defenders because we have no run game. He'll have to do this all while still facing pressure from 3-4 man rushes.

No QB can be good here. No QB can get rid of the ball in under 3 seconds while throwing into 7-8 pass defenders. Why on earth would you want to subject a rookie QB to this situation? It makes no sense and would almost guarentee he busts. Fix the line first then get a new QB.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

**lighting it up** is a phrase that should never be used to describe what Campbell does/has done/will do.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 13, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

4. At half time the Redskins must be visted by the ghost of Vince Lombardi who will give the team a rousing speech on what it means to not stay medium in which he will state, "Winning isn't everything, - oh, what would you know?"

Those are my four keys to winning on Sunday.

Posted by: Redskinhead

Nice list but the 'skins still lose by seven. In Item Number 4 you do have an excellent episode for Ghost Hunters.

"If you're in the room, Vince, fart twice and turn on my flashlight."

Posted by: TheCork | November 13, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

meep meep

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 13, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

PAskinsfan17, I'm going to have to cite you for using that lump of gray matter loosely attached to your shoulders for a purpose other than pillaging the good name of one Jason Campbell. Shame on you.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 13, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

So how are we going to lose this weekend? My guess is both our QBs get hurt before the second half and Randle El has to take snaps. We lose the game 10-7.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Well, fast but controlled, Rinehart said.

"Really just being comfortable, not really overanalyzing stuff," he said. "Just playing football and being comfortable."

RI WASHINGTON POST


Seems to me Redskin draft picks are either too smart for their own good and overthinking the plays like Rinehart, or too not smart for their own good and never learning the plays, like Devin Thomas.


Posted by: TheCork | November 13, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Can someone please answer me this:

Why did we cut Jeremy Bridges? The "journey-man" offensive lineman, who would have provided much better depth what we have. I do believe he is starting in Arizona....wow great decision Vinny!

Posted by: mpetrella | November 13, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Well, it's simple. He was lighting it up. By week 4 our passing offense was 10th in the league.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse


Lighting it up?

At the end of Week 4, Campbell had 5 passing TDs versus 7 turnovers.

The offense was averaging about 12 points a game.

We'd played the Lions, TB and Rams.

Against the Giants (the only respectable team we played in that stretch), up until an end-of-game meaningless stat-padding TD drive against a defense that had gone to a soft prevent JC17 was 14/21, 155yards, 1int, 1fumble, 0Tds

We have different definitions of "lighting it up".

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

"Before practice Wednesday, Rinehart was told he would start this week, Rinehart said."

My question is who told him he'd be starting? Was it a coach or was it Vinny trying to get another of his failed draft picks on the field?

Posted by: seriesoftubescleaner | November 13, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

4TH --

Unless, of course, your crabs have herpes...

...which probably means you've been spending way too much time in Dallas.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 13, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

No QB can be good here ...

FACT: not excuse. NO QUARTERBACK can be good here as long as Snyder is the owner along with Cerrato is his henchman. We had brief reprieve because of HOF coach Gibbs. But now is back to same old. Snyder first quarterback left this team (Brad Johnson) and became a superbowl quarterback for Tampa Bay. Prepare yourselves fools, the same may happen with Campbell.

Posted by: periculum | November 13, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

The loss of Samuels only made the pass protection problems more glaring because he protected JC's blind side. Campbell was under a lot of pressure in the first 4 games, it just came from his right and up the middle. Now, the entire pocket just collapses in 3 seconds or left.

For those who think a new QB would make a big difference, check out the great stats Cutler is putting up behind a much better line in Chicago for a team with a running game. He would have fared no better than Campbell and would have likely thrown more INT's. Until the Redskins completely rebuild their O-Line, no QB including Peyton Manning or Tom Brady would perform very well.

Posted by: wizfan89 | November 13, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

This is another Vinny Move where Vinny is dictating who the coaches play. Rinehart cannot play in the NFL. He could not even play in division I in college football. Vinny is running this team. It only going to get worse until they get a personnel guy in here who can do better than Northern Iowas Chad Rinehart. Why do we bring in some guys from wrestle mania?

Posted by: HelloNewman1 | November 13, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

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