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Zorn on the Broncos' defense

The Denver Broncos are third in the league with 26 sacks and very talented overall on defense, Coach Jim Zorn said.

"Well, they're playing inspired football, and they're doing a great job," Zorn said. "I know [defensive coordinator Mike] Nolan fairly well. All the way through when he was in Baltimore and San Francisco, he's had some great defenses, and he's got that little edge going. He's got [free safety Brian] Dawkins there trying to help him out too, and he's got [cornerback] Champ Bailey. Those guys are really good players.


"Their linebacker group and their defensive line group are playing really well together. They've got it really going on defense. Naturally, everybody would like for the offense -- our offense, we'd like to be better, too -- so that's where they're continuing to try to improve as well."

The view from Denver

Why did Josh McDaniels decide to replace Ben Hamilton with Russ Hochstein? He's trying to spark the Broncos' running game, Jeff Legwold writes. ... Mike Klis does the math on the free-agent spending by the Redskins and Broncos over the first weekend of free agency. ... Mike Nolan's defensive plan is to keep Jason Campbell in the pocket.

By Jason Reid  |  November 13, 2009; 7:46 AM ET
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I'm either a defeatist or a realist, but Cutler forces more passes than a 55-year-old divorcee at Tavern on Rush, throwing more picks than a rec league goon.

Posted by: jm220 | November 13, 2009 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Did Marko Mitchell with his 2 catches for 22 yards last week surpass Malcolm Kelly's career stats with the Redskins?

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | November 13, 2009 8:05 AM | Report abuse

"Zorn on the Broncos' defense"


The blueprint for the future of the redskins' offense was developed during the second half of the game against the falcons.

When you can't pass, go two-tight and run straight at the 'bubbles' (the uncovered spaces) in the defense's alignment.

The broncos' linebackers are fast and light.

No stretch plays will out run DJ Williams and Brian Dawkins, so cross them out of the playbook.

So Betts gets 20-25 carries (sweeps/traps/screens), Rock 10 carries (draws/bob-iso lead), and play action/bootleg passes to Davis running crossing routes is all we have.

Throwing deep or medium routes against the broncos' all star secondary won't happen with the skins' mediocre wideout group.

But even if that's true, get Marko on the field and let him match up against Ty Law for a while--it'll do him good.

I think the broncos can be had--if you run at them and throw well when you have to.

So bring back the Riggo Drill!

For now.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 13, 2009 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Trust Zoron to observe and rate the intangibles, as in...

[Nolan has]"had some great defenses, and he's got that little edge going."

However, that "little edge" is not so mysterious and ethereal as our so called head coach might imply -- but rather, it's little more than giving due respect and adherence to coaching the fundamentals of the game -- as in, basic blocking and tackling.

… Not that anyone would know much about that here.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 13, 2009 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Betts spent most of the past 2 1/2 seasons impressing coaches and teammates during practice -- and then watching from the sideline on Sundays.


Nothing more needs to be said...wasted time...thats the worst part of it, is the wasted time...take say, 400 carries away from from portis over the past 2 1/2 years, and give them to betts...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Vic1 | November 13, 2009 8:28 AM | Report abuse

See
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/12/AR2009111210638.html


Posted by: Vic1 | November 13, 2009 8:28 AM | Report abuse


Wow and wow.

It's just so eye-opening and pathetic and not surprising.

Especially the part about Sherm Smith trying to cajole and convince CP26 to practice by explaining that it's good for him and the Oline.

What a sorry back-asswards operation when you've got coaches meekly begging their players trying to talk them into taking practice seriously.

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 8:37 AM | Report abuse

yeah vic, thats where I got the quote....I don't trust this coaching staff for anything...not game planning, not player development, not in game adjustments, the very fact that the players knew who was starting at RG and said so to the press, but yet the coach was too scurred to committ to this, speaks to the leadership of JZ.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 8:38 AM | Report abuse

"You always wonder how it'll be when you have a guy out there who's practiced, getting in a rhythm with the offensive line. You wonder what would happen," Smith said. "And he didn't disappoint last Sunday."


No, Sherman Smith. Only you "wonder" that. I believe the other 31 teams in the NFL don't have to "wonder" how it will be because they actually expect their guys to participate in practice before gameday.

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

vic1

Thanks for the link!!

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 13, 2009 8:41 AM | Report abuse

"Well, they're playing inspired football, and they're doing a great job," Zorn said.


It will be a nice treat to watch an inspired football team that is doing a great job this weekend...unfortunately it's not the guys in burgundy and gold, eh Jim??

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 8:43 AM | Report abuse

No, Sherman Smith. Only you "wonder" that. I believe the other 31 teams in the NFL don't have to "wonder" how it will be because they actually expect their guys to participate in practice before gameday.

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

I highly doubt Sherm wonders that. It's more of a case of playing politics. Go easy on Sherm. He's the only thing we have that resembles a respectable leader. I bet what Sherm really wanted to say was: "Portis will be out this weekend and every weekend until he practices and if he goes 3 weeks without practicing he will be inactive. Then he will be forced to wear a pink tutu while every else practices and sing Shania Twain's man I feel like a women." That just wouldn't go over well so Sherm has to sugar coat it. If I were the Danny I'd demote Zorn at the end of the season and hand the reigns over to the Bingo Caller. Then I'd take a long vacation and come back in 2013 to check in on the team.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 8:48 AM | Report abuse

"You can't get frustrated," Cartwright said. "You know Clinton's the man, he's the big money guy, so he's going to play. When your opportunity comes, you just got to be ready."


He's the "big money" guy.

I've always wondered if the players live in a bubble and don't perceive the things that we see from the outside looking in.

Things like the culture of star-worship and favortism that happens for Danny's highly-paid chosen ones regardless of whether the team is losing and going down in flames and those guys are stinking.

Apparently not.


Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Disregard my comment. I mixed up my Sherm's. I was thinking Sherm Lewis said that. I guess it still applies in a sense. I doubt either Sherm would put up with Portis's crap but I'd make Sherm Lewis the head coach.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 8:48 AM | Report abuse

I find it hard to embrace any of these guys as "respectable" leaders.

Sherm Smith should get square in CP26's face and tell him that he needs to practice if he wants to be part of this offense b/c it's hurting the team.

If CP26 goes whining and crying to Danny-boy and Danny threatens to fire Smith, I could understand that the man is just trying to salvage his job.

But as it is, it seems like Sherm is just another cog in a highly dysfunctional system.

Be part of the solution or your are part of the problem.

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

From the Times:

Free safety LaRon Landry, forecast for a breakou year by his coaches, doesn't have an interception and the Redskins are 2-6.

"It's not the season that I was looking for," a downcast Landry said Thursday. "I came into the season with high expectations. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way. We're 2-6 and we're at the point of the season where we just need a win. All those goals and aspirations I had are more like let's just win a ballgame. The big plays I was looking for, Pro Bowl ... realistically, probably that won't happen."

Part of the reason is that Landry seems miscast as an Ed Reed-type ballhawk. He was drafted sixth overall in 2007 to play [IT] strong [IT] safety next to Pro Bowl free safety Sean Taylor. But Landry was moved to free in 2008 in the wake of his former partner's murder. He's only picked off two passes in 40 games for the Redskins, not counting his pair in the 2007 playoff game at Seattle.

"We don't get a lot of balls downfield," said safeties coach Steve Jackson. "Some game situations call for deep passes. And some call for ball control. He can't break on a curl. He can't break on a hitch."

yikes....2 passes in 40 games??? Thats Carlos Rogers territory...

I mean, you have to laugh...LL at #6, and Rogers at #9...both of them have been huge disappointments....sigh...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse

"What a sorry back-asswards operation when you've got coaches meekly begging their players trying to talk them into taking practice seriously."
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Wasn't it Norv who took heat at the end because he couldn't get players to turn off cell phones during meetings? Or maybe it was the Ole' Ball Couch...I'm sorry, I keep getting the lame-azz HCs for this team mixed up.

Posted by: InRealAmerica | November 13, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse

you have to laugh...as opposed to crying...which is what this team makes me feel like most of the time that is....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

p1funk

"But as it is, it seems like Sherm is just another cog in a highly dysfunctional system."

And that dysfunction might make a respectable guy like Sherm leave.

Sherm and Zorn will get things going, provided the FO's weirdness doesn't drive them away.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 13, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

more from the Times:

Davis gets acclimated

Tight end Fred Davis has experienced the day-after "good sore" since he replaced the injured Chris Cooley on Oct. 26 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Davis played an unofficial 75 snaps in Weeks 1 through 6 and 104 snaps the past two games.

"I'm doing better because I'm more involved," said Davis, who has caught 10 passes for 104 yards since Cooley went down with a broken ankle. "It's easier because I'm actually going through it. By taking only mental reps, it's tough to play fast right away. You get to test yourself."

Said Zorn: "He'll be more comfortable as we continue to use him. This week of practice, he'll have another major improvement because more things will be familiar with him. That's what a young player needs - just a comfortable, daily injection with the same thing over and over again."

Posted by: TWISI | November 13, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

No ax to grind

Quarterback Jason Campbell said he feels no extra motivation for Sunday's game against the Broncos even though that club and coach Josh McDaniels essentially chose Kyle Orton instead of Campbell to complete the trade of disgruntled quarterback Jay Cutler earlier this year.

The Chicago Bears were able to get Cutler because they held a second-round pick; the Redskins traded their pick for Jason Taylor in July 2008, which precluded them from acquiring Cutler or Mark Sanchez.

Asked what he thought of Campbell when he evaluated him during the trade talks, McDaniels said: "I didn't do that then, but I've certainly had an opportunity to evaluate him the last few days. He's certainly a gifted quarterback with a big arm, very tight spiral, accurate, can really throw the deep ball well and does a nice job of seeing the defense and getting the ball where he needs to get it and doesn't [need] much time to do it because his arm is so good."

Posted by: TWISI | November 13, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

I awoke earlier this morning in a cold sweat from a terrible nightmare. I dreamed that the Redskins somehow turned it on and finished the season 8 - 8. Snyder finally spoke at a season ending presser acknowledging the teams turnaround and blaming the bad luck on injuries which he promises Vinnie will address during the offseason. He also gives Zorn and his staff the vote of confidence for 2010. Flash forward months and its draft day and Vinnie is flying in his top picks from day one and they are a WR, TE, K, and CB. At this point things got fuzzy and I awoke. It was just a nightmare, right. Right? He's not really coming back next year, right? Right? Riiiigg......Rii.........

Posted by: natsfan007 | November 13, 2009 9:18 AM | Report abuse

From the Times:

Free safety LaRon Landry, forecast for a breakou year by his coaches, doesn't have an interception and the Redskins are 2-6.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse


If had no interceptions, but was making basic tackles to prevent big-plays, I'd be alright.

It's the combination of no big plays and the fact that he's good for about 3-4 whiffed tackles a game that result in big plays/gains.

When it comes to Landry it's hard to apply the term "safety".

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

All you need to know, that shows that JZ truly has no idea, he basically incriminates himself:

Said Zorn: "He'll be more comfortable as we continue to use him. This week of practice, he'll have another major improvement because more things will be familiar with him. That's what a young player needs - just a comfortable, daily injection with the same thing over and over again."

Which begs the question, why this didn't happen last year, or heck the first 6-7 games of this year....wow...every time the guy opens his mouth, it gets worse for him...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Which begs the question, why this didn't happen last year, or heck the first 6-7 games of this year....wow...every time the guy opens his mouth, it gets worse for him...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Beaner, man I get that you hate Zorn, but he's a goner after the season, you and I and everyone else knows that, so why not let it go? He's got 8 games left before he gets booted out the door...no point in letting him get you all angry...

Posted by: mattylight | November 13, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Said Zorn: "He'll be more comfortable as we continue to use him. This week of practice, he'll have another major improvement because more things will be familiar with him. That's what a young player needs - just a comfortable, daily injection with the same thing over and over again."

Posted by: TWISI

WTF! People wonder why this guy needs to go. If you know that why haven't he been giving the young guys reps.

Posted by: jm220 | November 13, 2009 9:35 AM | Report abuse

ml, it goes back to my point about wasted time. we've basically wasted 2 years of portis's career grinding him into a nub, rendering him essentially useless instead of giving carries to betts among others. We've wasted 2 years of development of MK/DT/FD/CR, and from that determining if they are legit , or not. Its just wasted time, and energy, that will never be recovered. You can't have 2 years like this, in which there is no forward progress..because there is no such thing as true stagnancy...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Listening to the Cerrato show on the radio. Man o man I have officially heard the worst piece of garbage show on radio. His voice and laugh are the most horrible sounds I've ever heard. He laughs at the stupidest things and his laugh sounds like the evil witch from the 1st Evil Dead movie. He mentioned how he was doing his job by attending the Pitt - ND game tomorrow night. Instead of taking notes on players and studying game tape he's going to be attending a kegger at a frat party and doing some tailgating in the student lot. What a joke! I can't wait for the day when he finally gets his butt handed to him. Snyder should think about reassigning him as a Six Flag parking lot attendant or ticket taker and on the weekends he can work his way up to running the cotton candy machine.

Posted by: natsfan007 | November 13, 2009 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Move Landry to SS and give K. Moore a shot at FS. I like Doughty and all but it's time to see if Kareem can be a player in this train wreck of a season.

BTW, anybody out there still believe that Cutler is better than Jason Campbell?

Cutler is a bum. Who throws 5 picks in a game twice? The season's only half over! We were hammering Campbell after he threw 3 vs TB and that was the first time in his career.

Posted by: elfreako | November 13, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Snyder should think about reassigning him as a Six Flag parking lot attendant or ticket taker and on the weekends he can work his way up to running the cotton candy machine.

Posted by: natsfan007 | November 13, 2009 9:40 AM | Report abuse


The best piece of news I've heard all year was when Sonny J went on the record recently and said that he believes Vinny will be held accountable for the things going on with the team.

Sonny J is a Danny-insider, and I don't think he'd shoot from the hip with a statement like that.

That's all I want. I'm desperate. I'm an unruly bloodthristy mob. All I want is Vinny's head on a stake and I will be content.

They could hire a bucket and a mop handle to take over Vinny's duties and I'll give Danny a standing O.

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Move Landry to SS and give K. Moore a shot at FS. I like Doughty and all but it's time to see if Kareem can be a player in this train wreck of a season.

BTW, anybody out there still believe that Cutler is better than Jason Campbell?

Cutler is a bum. Who throws 5 picks in a game twice? The season's only half over! We were hammering Campbell after he threw 3 vs TB and that was the first time in his career.

Posted by: elfreako | November 13, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse


1) Moving Landry is not going to happen. Didn't you hear Zorn's assessment of LL at FS? He's "wicked" back there. Couldn't be playing better...

2) No. Never thought Culter was better. I thought Culter benefitted from better coaching and playing in the same system 3 years in Denver. Even with all the crap that's happened and the obvious revelation of JC17's mediocrity, I never thought Culter was the answer and certainly not at the price that was being asked.

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Cutler is a bum. Who throws 5 picks in a game twice? The season's only half over! We were hammering Campbell after he threw 3 vs TB and that was the first time in his career.

Posted by: elfreako | November 13, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse

See the thing is that Cutler put up 4500 yards last season. Most people are going to look at that and drool. What they don't realize is that the vast majority of it was in garbage time against crappy secondaries. We like to bash JC for his garbage time TDs but no body holds a candle to Jay Cutler. Go look at how he did every time he faced a top 10 defense last year. He was terrible.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Which begs the question, why this didn't happen last year, or heck the first 6-7 games of this year....wow...every time the guy opens his mouth, it gets worse for him...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Beaner, man I get that you hate Zorn, but he's a goner after the season, you and I and everyone else knows that, so why not let it go? He's got 8 games left before he gets booted out the door...no point in letting him get you all angry...

Posted by: mattylight | November 13, 2009 9:32 AM
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ml,
Reduce your dosage of Prozac, because it's taking off too much of the edge. How can we not be angry? We were promised a team that was playoff caliber and we got a rock in our trick or treat bag. Zorn and Cerrato are still standing up every week saying they think the Redskins are a good team, and the only ones who don't get how big a joke that is are those two. Every week they say something stupid that really shows how little they know about fixing this thing. I wish Dan Snyder would just give them the flush now. At least an interim coach would give the young guys a chance - not because of injury but because that's what you do to build a team.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 13, 2009 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Zorn and Cerrato are still standing up every week saying they think the Redskins are a good team, and the only ones who don't get how big a joke that is are those two

I mean, JZ complained THIS WEEK to ESPN that he wishes he was still calling the plays, and considered himself good at it...how can you NOT be pissed off at that?? I mean, 6 points against KC, and he thinks he's a good play caller...maybe I need some prozac...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

If Snyder truly cared about fixing this he would boot Zorn and Cerrato today. Promote Blache, or Jerry Grey, or Danny Smith to interim, have Sherm Lewis fully in charge of the offense and he would hire a true personnel guy now to come in and start evaluating the players and coaches and put everyone of these underachievers on notice they are playing for their jobs. Then in the offseason the real GM can hire the coach he desires and retool the roster with firsthand knowledge of who can do what, who stood up and played hard even in a lost season, and who fits whatever system you're trying to implement.

But Snyder doesn't really care......He wants to win and will spend to win but only his way on his terms and he's too fing stupid to do it right...

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 13, 2009 10:06 AM | Report abuse

haha jay cutler is tearin it up, huh guys?

Posted by: BMACattack | November 13, 2009 10:09 AM | Report abuse

We lead the league in unconventional decision making because Vinny and Danny care more about proving everyone wrong and winning their way then they actually care about winning.

examples:
Blloyd - a trouble maker that the at the time terrible 49ers couldn't get rid of fast enough, we trade two picks and extend him.

Arch - a limited in the box safety the horrible Rams let walk and we make him the highest paid safety and put him deep in coverage.

Replace Dockery with Todd Wade a career tackle and then act surprised that he was ineffective at guard.

Draft the premier pass rusher in the draft and make him a LB.

Draft LL as a strong safety, an in season tragedy forcing a move to FS but two seasons later he is still playing out of position.

Completely ignore the oline in favor of skill position talent because no lineman are ever "worthy" of whatever slot we're picking so we instead pick linebackers, fullbacks, punters, and tight ends most of whom aren't even on the team any more.

Bingo! Its just a never ending series of stupidity.

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 13, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

At least 3 times in the Rams game FD and Cooley lined up next to each other on pass plays. At least once Davis was wide open on a fly pattern. One of the two were wide open on the other plays too. The pass protection was not an issue. The ball ended up in the hands of whoever the 5 yard checkdown was because Soup didn't even look at the TE's on those plays. A weak QB makes the offense and the coaches' look weak.

Posted by: Realness1 | November 13, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

At least 3 times in the Rams game FD and Cooley lined up next to each other on pass plays. At least once Davis was wide open on a fly pattern. One of the two were wide open on the other plays too. The pass protection was not an issue. The ball ended up in the hands of whoever the 5 yard checkdown was because Soup didn't even look at the TE's on those plays. A weak QB makes the offense and the coaches' look weak.

Posted by: Realness1 | November 13, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Funny, we still ended up in the red zone 5 times. I'm amazed at the lengths you guys go to to bash Campbell. Try to keep it to the games in which he did actually suck though.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Guys,
I think we can all agree that the dumbest things the Redskins have done this season all revolve around the offensive line. How can they even look into the camera and say they have a competitive team when everyone sees the names of the guys starting on that offensive line? This goes beyond irresponsible. This is criminal. Vinny should be ashamed to even suggest these guys are NFL-worthy, let alone playoff caliber. Then, to move at a snail-like pace in trying to find better answers and to suggest this is the best that is out there??? Does Dan Snyder even look at how inept and lazy Cerrato is for not putting forth the effort to fix this?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 13, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Thanks everyone for your kind words on our first born. You all must check out his first picture...Skins fan from the git

http://www.khnetwork.org/wcs/babygallerykmc/menu/showbaby.cfm?id=15221

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 13, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Skins D is perpetually playing Landry and Orakpo out of their natural positions. They also happen to be the two most athletically gifted guys on that side as well.

Wouldn't it make sense - in this abortion of a season - to move them to spots where they can excel?

I know this much: Landry will help the run D at SS more than Kareem Moore will hurt the pass D.

Posted by: elfreako | November 13, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Funny, we still ended up in the red zone 5 times. I'm amazed at the lengths you guys go to to bash Campbell. Try to keep it to the games in which he did actually suck though.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 10:30 AM
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Campbell sucked the worse in the first half of that Tampa game, but I have to admit, even that could not compare to how badly Cutler stunk it up last night. So, pats on the back for Cutler wrestling away the "suckiest QB play" award from Campbell. Maybe Campbell will redeem himself with an even suckier performance against Denver. Got your excuses primed?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 13, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

scamp, congrats, truly wonderful news....best to all of you....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Ha, not taking Prozac, just saying I'm not gonna spew the venom any more towards Vinny and Zorn. It's beyond debate that they're both clueless, and until they're fired (which Zorn certainly will be, but Vinny's future remains unclear), we will continue to suck year after year.

Maybe I'm just defeated, at least for this season. We're 2-6 with a ton of good teams left on the sked. We all know what's gonna happen each and every Sunday, we've seen this movie before, so why act surprised or get mad?

Posted by: mattylight | November 13, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

QB rating

Campbell - 86.5
Cutler - 76
Sanchez - 67.6

read 'em and weep , haters

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 13, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

honk honk

Posted by: mattylight | November 13, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

We scored 9 points against the f'ing Rams and that is a good game by JC. He sucks slightly less than Cutler. They are both terrible. Cutler would have fit in with this team perfectly. Delusional loser who thinks he is good.

2 years wasted on Spurrier, 2 more now on Zorn. The jackasses like to f this team up in cycles.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | November 13, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Cutler was HORRIBLE last night - and truth be told he has not been good all season. 17 INTs to lead the league.

Yet, despite his 5 INTs they still have a good chance to win that game. Unbelievable.

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 13, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Campbell sucked the worse in the first half of that Tampa game, but I have to admit, even that could not compare to how badly Cutler stunk it up last night. So, pats on the back for Cutler wrestling away the "suckiest QB play" award from Campbell. Maybe Campbell will redeem himself with an even suckier performance against Denver. Got your excuses primed?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 13, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

I watch a lot of football. The thing is there are a lot of crappy QBs out there and there are a lot of crappy QBs coming up from college. JC is mediocre and in today's NFL that's actually good. There is a serious lack of talent in the QB position. I think a lot of it is due to the differences between the college and the pro game. We need to realize this and concentrate on building a good team instead of wasting more time searching for these franchise QBs that don't exists. I'm not saying we make JC our savior or anything. I'm just suggesting that we keep him, build a team, then take a young QB next year.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Ladies and gentlemen, you too Peri, I present to you the new Jeff George:

Cutler's nonchalance should cause Chicagoans concern
Posted by Mike Florio on November 13, 2009 10:33 AM ET
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler long has been criticized for a demeanor that more often than not suggests that he isn't sufficiently invested emotionally in the results of his work product.

Last night, he seemed to take it to a new level.

Sure, he seemed to whine a little bit after one of his interceptions (the fourth, I think) looked possibly to have been the product of pass interference. But we'll never be able to shed the image of Cutler after one of his blunders removing his helmet and scratching his head with a look on his face projecting roughly the same level of concern that Jerry Seinfeld routinely expressed upon uttering, "That's a shame."

There's a fine line between cool and complacent. Cutler seemed to have been on the wrong side of it last night.

Even after the game, he didn't seem to care. Speaking with Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, Cutler "nearly laughed" when he said the words "five interceptions."

"Fire away," Cutler told Silver before boarding the team bus. "Feel free to do your job and give me the public ripping I have coming."

Cool, or complacent?

We're not saying that Cutler should rant and/or rave or piss and/or moan like some of the other more demonstrative quarterbacks we've all seen over the years. But football is an emotional game, and the quarterback needs to at times seem like he gives a crap.

Cutler rarely if ever has done that.

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"That leadership thing, it's overrated."

Posted by: TWISI | November 13, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

It's doesn't matter what kind of defense the Redskins opponent has, we make them look better than they are. Since Denver is already good, look out.

Posted by: jmy999 | November 13, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

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