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With Smith Still Out, Pakulak Will Punt Again

Still bothered by a groin injury that occurred in Week 4, punter Hunter Smith will miss his second consecutive game and Glenn Pakulak again will handle punting duties Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Redskins signed Pakulak from the practice squad and released veteran defensive end Renaldo Wynn to make room for Pakulak on the 53-man roster. Wynn was released -- and then re-signed -- to clear roster space for Pakulak before the 20-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Redskins are expected to re-sign Wynn again.

By Jason Reid  |  October 17, 2009; 3:00 PM ET
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Shocking news.

Posted by: daggar | October 17, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Who was the kicker we had - O yes

HULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL all over again.

I don't blame vinny for this.

Posted by: mul123 | October 17, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I think Collins - Mitchell could become the dynamic duo we need to turn the season around.

Posted by: daggar | October 17, 2009 3:18 PM

Bring in Manning and Fitzgerald and you still couldn't turn our season around, unless they require the opponents to delay their rush for three seconds. One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi....

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 17, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

What a beautiful day in Texas!!!!! Be a better day if OU takes out the Longhorns to pave the way for the Hokies!!!!

If Mason isn't going to touch the ball inactivate him and put Marko in.... The kid runs smooth routes and has great hands.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 17, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

KC better watch out now!

Posted by: leevi98 | October 17, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I think Collins - Mitchell could become the dynamic duo we need to turn the season around.

Posted by: daggar | October 17, 2009 3:18 PM

Daggar,

When are people going to figure it out, it does not matter who the QB is.... We have 3 practice squad guys starting on our OL. It won't matter. Collins is a statue.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 17, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

put Marko in.... The kid runs smooth routes and has great hands.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 17, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

When are people going to figure it out, it does not matter who the QB is.... We have 3 practice squad guys starting on our OL. It won't matter. Collins is a statue.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 17, 2009 3:35 PM |

I agree that it doesn't matter who the QB is. But why does it matter who the receiver is?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 17, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

TE,

It really doesn't in the grand scheme.... except "The Eyes" obviously has us running more slants. 5 Slant routes last week, ZERO in the first 3 weeks. Marko is 6'4", so him and Kelly should be big targets in 3 step drops.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 17, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

O-line will play well tomorrow....

(crickets)

Posted by: rickyroge | October 17, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Ricky,

That was hilarious......

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 17, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

someone needs to explain to me why Skins are favored by almost a TD? when's the last time we beat any team by more the than a FG? Oh yeah, the skins state of sorriness has made me gamble again. trying to get some excitement out of this season.

Posted by: bhoang888 | October 17, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

We don't win without Wynn!

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | October 17, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute.
*I* have a body of work Up Here.
I think that body of work stands in stark contrast to ANY serious consideration of the claim that Collins - Mitchell would be anything except rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

Best chance to win. Those are the players that get reps.

Posted by: daggar | October 17, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

*I* have a body of work Up Here.

Posted by: daggar | October 17, 2009 5:10 PM

You're calling it "a body of work"? That stuff? Some of the most consistently funny stuff up here and calling it "a body of work" makes it even funnier.

Hey, everybody, daggar's been assembling "a body of work" all along and we were just laughing.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 17, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Notre Dame is giving USC all the want, Purdue beats Ohio State and I think Arkansas might beat Florida today.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | October 17, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

...and we were just laughing

So you understand the panic when peeple Up Here take my stuff seriously.
So, from now on, when I'm being serious, I'll spell my fake-name in caps on the last line.

Posted by: daggar | October 17, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I'll spell my fake-name in caps on the last line.

Posted by: daggar | October 17, 2009 5:35 PM

Backwards. Everyone else does that when they're just jerking off.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 17, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Skins lose tomorrow as KC gets their first win 21 to 20. Todd Collins sees action due to a minor injury JC suffers. Take the points and KC people, easy money.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | October 17, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

don't fire zorn the coach. fire zorn the play caller. let zorn worry about the entire team effort. we have an offensive coordinator. his play calling can't be any worse than zorn's. the team has no chemistry. it appears that all are there to just receive their weekly pay slips. there are no all stars on this team.
as head coach realize that JC-17 is not a west coast type of QB. quit trying to fit the round peg in the square hole. CP is a better than average RB. but he also runs up the backs of his blockers more so now than anytime before. sellers, either pick a man and block or leave. there is no salvaging this season. with the rules of an uncapped season just ahead, skins are 3-5 years away from very good play. last, do not draft a QB who has great running ability. make accurate passing, defense reading the number 1 and 2 criteria. vice was exciting but very good defenses could shut him down.
5-11 looks optimistic at this time.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | October 17, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

"I'd try to activate Marko, 'cause he could help. Yet, I can't." -- Zorny

Um....because you need that 4th RB (Mason) active for his 2 carries for 7 yards?

[Facepalm]

Posted by: 4-12 | October 17, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

sorry that was supposed to be M. Vick.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | October 17, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

"I'd try to activate Marko, 'cause he could help. Yet, I can't." -- Zorny

I'm with 4th. Do you need to have it written in your horoscope or something. Aren't you in charge?

Posted by: zornskins2 | October 17, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

dont forget, zorn the playcaller was hired before zorn the coach. zorn the playcaller told zorn the coach that he has no plays for marko. zorn the coach over ruled again.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | October 17, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Hey, everybody, daggar's been assembling "a body of work" all along and we were just laughing.

Posted by: talent_evaluator |

Was that sarcastic?

Posted by: TheCork | October 17, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

When are people going to figure it out, it does not matter who the QB is.... We have 3 practice squad guys starting on our OL. It won't matter. Collins is a statue.

CLEGG

I don't agree.

Remember when Trent Greene came in for that idiot Frerotte and all of the sudden Norv Turner's offense worked? Remember when Collins came in for JC and suddenly Saunders offense was suddenly dangerous and scored points? That was the LAST TIME the Skins were fun to watch!

So lighten up a little and give it a try, otherwise, it's gonna be the same crapfest all over again.

Posted by: edvar | October 17, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

"suddenly Saunders offense was suddenly dangerous..."


Yeah, I guess I should proof read a little more often. That was a little redundant repetitive.

Posted by: edvar | October 17, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Wynn is garbage. Bring up Rob Jackson...rather have youth.

This team is pathetic...but a loyal fan I shall remain!!

Posted by: the_wickster2000 | October 17, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

JREID where are you??
interesting that the Wash Post is not covering the biggest Skins story today.. that being Riggins saying Zorn was nothing more than a high school lever coach..
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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/16/riggins-lacerates-snyder-zorn-cerrato-again/

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 17, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

JREID where are you??
interesting that the Wash Post is not covering the biggest Skins story today.. that being Riggins saying Zorn was nothing more than a high school lever coach..
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/16/riggins-lacerates-snyder-zorn-cerrato-again/

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 17, 2009 6:46 PM |
----------------------------

That story is OLD.

Florio was way late in picking it up.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 17, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Jenkins: "Toxic managers actually prefer tension to stability, because it's a demonstration of their personal power."

Outstanding column last Sat. on Snyder's management style.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | October 17, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

also why you will never see a championship caliber Head Coach stay with the Skins for more than 2-3 years.. ie. Shottenhiemer, Gibbs, etc. Btw, Gibbs wanted to leave and not for personal family reasons.. The story about his grand kid was a "save face" for Danny. Gibbs was a VERY happy guy at his last press conference.
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Jenkins: "Toxic managers actually prefer tension to stability, because it's a demonstration of their personal power."

Outstanding column last Sat. on Snyder's management style.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | October 17, 2009 6:51 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 17, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

MrRedskin21.
I missed it..where is it (Riggins referencing Zorn as a high school coach) covered in the WashPost.. I couldnt find it??
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JREID where are you??
interesting that the Wash Post is not covering the biggest Skins story today.. that being Riggins saying Zorn was nothing more than a high school lever coach..
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/16/riggins-lacerates-snyder-zorn-cerrato-again/

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 17, 2009 6:46 PM |
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That story is OLD.

Florio was way late in picking it up.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 17, 2009 6:48 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 17, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Joe Gibbs did seem relieved at that last press conference. Looked like a guy who woke up after a horrible nightmare and realized that everything was really okay now.

Sadly, Zorn will probably feel the same way once he is done here and he can get on with his life.

Posted by: will_ga | October 17, 2009 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Dan is in need of some serious psychiatric help.... His insecure ego will self destruct the team if it begins to succeed. Ergo, the selection of a completely inexperienced Head Coach (Zorn) after he was handed a playoff level team by Gibbs in 2007. Same thing when he put in Spurrier after Marty rebuilt the team.
Essentially, the asset (Skins) was improved and increased in value..but, the credit would of gone to Marty or Gibbs.. So, Dan, through his dysfunctional cadre, make life difficult for Marty and Gibbs and they leave.. And Dan's Ego is in tact and doesnt need to share the spotlight with the Head Coach who made it happen or a GM (thats why you will never see a GM while Dan owns the team).
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Joe Gibbs did seem relieved at that last press conference. Looked like a guy who woke up after a horrible nightmare and realized that everything was really okay now.

Sadly, Zorn will probably feel the same way once he is done here and he can get on with his life.

Posted by: will_ga | October 17, 2009 7:07 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 17, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

The old adage, that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results applies. FREE AA and MM!

Posted by: bostskin | October 17, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

What Zorn is really tring to say is- He will not activate Marko untill he is desperate for a win to save his job, Oh wait that would be NOW ! Dumb AZZ a brick ~

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | October 17, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

It would seem deactivating Devin Thomas and replacing with Marko would make the most sense. But, I dont think Vinny would allow Zorn to do this.. Vinny made all the personnel decisions during preseason and still does. Its the deal Zorn made with the Devil for his first Head Coaching gig.
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What Zorn is really tring to say is- He will not activate Marko untill he is desperate for a win to save his job, Oh wait that would be NOW ! Dumb AZZ a brick ~

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | October 17, 2009 7:35 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 17, 2009 7:41 PM | Report abuse

a couple points from earlier posts. A guy getting pushed into a punt returner isn't a 'fluke' play as Alexander suggested. DHall spoke about how they coached it in ATL and it happened again in the Colts/Titan game just a few hours after the Skins game ended.

But, what really jumps out at me is Zorn saying they will be bringing in some OL. Its wayyyyyyyyy late. You lost a top OL a few weeks back, your best OL on Sunday and lost one of your backups turned starter at some point in there as well.

Mgmt should have been bringing in people when Randy Thomas went down and more when Samuels went down. But apparently, the Rinehart injury was the tippng point -- down to 7 healthy OL -- several with minimal NFL game experience.

This was an urgent situation long ago. The fact the management is just now getting around to it, is the type of thing people should get fired for. Perhaps they can get fired with a sense of urgency.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 17, 2009 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Wifey, meet girfy.

Hellwoe ...

Posted by: ElDrano | October 17, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Herm Edwards has an interesting take that I think we can all agree with: Blow it up next year. Who here is willing to sit through some 2-14 seasons if there really is a cogent approach to the future? That would take a real GM, though, and Danny fading into the background. As my friend from England says, " Not bloody likely."

Posted by: bostskin | October 17, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Hard to believe this is really happening. Yet here we are. Real full-on collapse, with the possibility of going 2 - 14, and not much possibility that things will change any time soon.

Ultimately, this little man - this concessionaire - has poisoned the franchise. Ruined it for a lot of people by the simple inability to delegate to someone that knows what the f-ck they're doing. The inability to put the franchise before his impulse to meddle.

For my part I passed up on an opportunity to go the the Tampa game, and refuse to go to Redskins.com. I avoid ESPN 980, I don't buy Redskins products, Redskins anything. I don't give to the Cult of Scientology.

This d-ck bag is sitting there thinking, OK, the Zorn experiment was a bad call (always hiring offensive coaches - what a tool) and JC wasn't my wish. It's all exacerbated because the offensive line didn't hold up as well as we'd hoped. Thinks that fans are overreacting. He thinks we will forget everything if a little success follows the hiring a proven HC, and getting a new QB and focusing on OL. This twit, who never played the game, thinks this.

And he is going to try to fantasy-football it all the way. It's a fantasy alright, just not ours.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | October 17, 2009 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Jim Zorn:

Grow a pair and stop being stupid and play Marko Mitchell and Anthony Aldridge!!!!!!

I can't beleive the stupidity, stubborness, and complete ineptitude that radiates from the top to the bottom of this team. Dan Snyder and Vinny Cerrato, your a bunch of fools and our team represents your foolishness. Having said that I have been and always will be a Redskins fan. I hope we come to play tommorow.

Posted by: 72Redskins | October 17, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

There's a LOT of Vinny Juniors on this board. You have the attitude "Everything will be fine, only if...."

Suggestions include playing a seventh round receiver (Mitchell

Or a FA running back...(Alridge)

Or starting an old timer QB or moving an LB to DE etc...

There is ONLY one answer.

Replace management with people who have a clue.

They then have a long, hard slog ahead of them to fix the culture of this team, and undo the damage Vinnie and Dan have done....

Posted by: TheCork | October 17, 2009 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Marko

Polo!

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 17, 2009 8:51 PM | Report abuse

put Marko in.... The kid runs smooth routes and has great hands.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 17, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

When are people going to figure it out, it does not matter who the QB is.... We have 3 practice squad guys starting on our OL. It won't matter. Collins is a statue.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 17, 2009 3:35 PM |

I agree that it doesn't matter who the QB is. But why does it matter who the receiver is?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 17, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Agreed Talent. At this point JC is the Qb to be in considering he has some wheels. Collins would be a sitting duck. If the o line was strong...I'd say go with Collins but not with this o line!

Posted by: leevi98 | October 17, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheCork | October 17, 2009 8:48 PM

True, there is no quick fix for this team. It will take time, diligent scouting, & discipline to put the pieces in place to make this team relevant again. All characteristics our front office lacks.

Posted by: will_ga | October 17, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Too bad that we can't deactivate the Head coach for tomorrow's game.

Posted by: pennstate1 | October 17, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Careful what you wish for... I can easily see Snyder storming down to the sidelines tomorrow with the score tied 3-3 late in the 4th, ripping the headset from Zorno's head, and calling a few plays.

Posted by: daggar | October 17, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Jerry Jones released by the Comboys: http://www.theonion.com/content/news/dallas_cowboys_release_jerry_jones

They might be on to something here...

Posted by: edvar | October 17, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Uh, the Cork, I think most people here know that the main problem with this team is the owner and his dork yes man.

The only reason I am saying to play M.Mitchell and A.Aldridge is it might help us to win some games,(something the current offensive players haven't done) not solve the 10 year problem that ownership has wrought on this team. Dan Snyder is the only one who can change the way this team is run and if he is smart enough to do that, then the gradual rebuilding process can start, and eventually lead to the rebirth of a once successful franchise.

(that's hardly Vinnie Jr. like since his dumb azz hasn't done it)

Posted by: 72Redskins | October 17, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Did any1 know Jason Campbell could do this???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoYbevFvWg8

Posted by: Vicc | October 17, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Very cool. Totally fake, but very cool.

Posted by: edvar | October 17, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

If it doesn't matter who plays QB, then no one should object to Collins playing, especially if the Redskins are displaying an enemic offense AGAIN at halftime tomorrow.

No one likes it when their team loses - myself included - by I haven't felt this level of frustration ever.

And it's because they aren't losing 28-24 or 26-23. They're averaging 12.3 ppg over the last 13 games.

That is Un-Frikkin-Believable.

Losing games is one thing; displaying a complete ineptitude in scoring to the point that you KNOW everyone is laughing at the team is quite another.

It's frustrating and demoralizing.

Having said that, I will watch tomorrow and hope the offense snaps out of it and can score some points.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 17, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Life is not so easy for T.O. when he doesn't have a Pro-Bowl QB throwing to him.

Or did T.O. just hit the wall real hard this year?

Posted by: Vicc | October 17, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Alabama's MLB is playing extremely well from what I'm seeing.

Posted by: Vicc | October 17, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Skins21

Feeling your pain. Not sure why they keep playing the same guys over and over again when they pretty much stink the whole place up.

Time for a few ceremonial benchings with the hope that:

1. We discover some of the guys that have been watching are actually pretty good (MM, Aldridge, Mason) OR that they are far worse and we can now stop thinking about them.

2. Some of those benched get there proverbial sh!t together and start playing like professionals should.

3. We snap out of it and start scoring some FRIGGEN POINTS!

4. We win

What do we have to lose?

Posted by: edvar | October 17, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Heck, if anyone believes that starting Collins and Marko is going to change anything, they are delusional.

8andeight

NOW: 2andfourteen

Posted by: 8andeight | October 17, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

If anyone thinks that staying with the same guys we've been going with so far is going to change anything, they are beyond delusional.

Posted by: edvar | October 17, 2009 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Only 8 different teams have won the NBA Championship the past 30 years and that won't change this upcoming season.

Can you imagine the grief fans of the other 22 teams have been going through.

Posted by: Vicc | October 17, 2009 10:28 PM | Report abuse

That's why they hired Sherman Lewis.

Posted by: psps23 | October 17, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Bingo!

Posted by: edvar | October 17, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

edvar,

Oh you don't know?

All we have to do is fire Vinny Cerrato and Jason Campbell will suddenly start throwing TD's and winning us some ball games.

Posted by: Vicc | October 17, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Alabama's MLB is playing extremely well from what I'm seeing.

Posted by: Vicc | October 17, 2009 10:12 PM

Good thing because QB mcElroy is doing his best Jamarcus Russell impersonation. Raider version of Jamarcus. Not LSU version before he truly sucked.

Posted by: will_ga | October 17, 2009 10:33 PM | Report abuse

What if everyday as you walk down your stairs and you skip the very last step and fall on your face EVERYTIME. Wouldn't it be a wise move to include that last step as you decline the stairs? Zorn's team falls on its face EVERY WEEK but yet he brings the same unprepared team EVERY WEEK. Wouldn't it be wise to include some players who may help this sorry a$$ team? ( MM,AA & maybe TC)

Posted by: pennstate1 | October 17, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

I think our defense is on pace for 30 sacks (up from 24) and 21 turnovers (up from 18).

I was expecting a lil more.

Posted by: Vicc | October 17, 2009 10:43 PM | Report abuse

I think we'd get a little more if opposing teams had to figure out how to score more than 7 points.

Posted by: daggar | October 17, 2009 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Re: Marko Mitchell

My bet is that is Zorn is under pressure to keep all the triplets (Kelly,Thomas,Davis) activated so that they can have chances to not make Vinny look like a dope for drafting them.

Problem is that the longer they are active and the less they produce, the more the issue is amplified.

Posted by: p1funk | October 17, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Prices for tomm's game falling hard!

I should be able to get in for $10 about 10mins before game time.....

Book it!

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 17, 2009 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Good luck, 4th. Remember that Barno will buy you a beer.

Posted by: daggar | October 18, 2009 12:21 AM | Report abuse

And not that I condone gambling, but I think you could probably take some action from him at skins -8, bet $20, and actually get paid to go to the game.

Posted by: daggar | October 18, 2009 12:37 AM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/17/AR2009101701535.html

this article gives me hope, in that after this year, the skins will have the ability to blow this sh!t up next year. Hopefully we'll get a coach who can utilize the young talent to the best of their abilities (JZ or whomever).

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 12:56 AM | Report abuse

Bragging about your improving prospects for going to see Skins-Chiefs... wow, 4th, just wow. I know you can walk to the stadium from your house, and that's sort of awesome when viewed outside the context of this miserable season. And a chance to accept some free concessions from Barno is something, I guess. But seriously, dude, you're not exactly making me jealous with the big news about falling prices and rising possibility of going to the game.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2009 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Re: Marko Mitchell

My bet is that is Zorn is under pressure to keep all the triplets (Kelly,Thomas,Davis) activated so that they can have chances to not make Vinny look like a dope for drafting them.

Problem is that the longer they are active and the less they produce, the more the issue is amplified.

Posted by: p1funk | October 17, 2009 11:22 PM

I agree. But they don't look like they have plays designed for them, which baffles me. What routes were they successful in during their college careers. Why don't we see them running them? I don't get JZ's steadfastness in running his system and not a system that best features the talents of his players.

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Also, F Maryland... I wonder how many couches were burned after my 'Hoos made turtle soup at Byrd Stadium today.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2009 1:04 AM | Report abuse

Zorn is awfully hard-headed, TWISI. I don't think it's any more complicated than that. He seems to be one of those dudes who would rather see his players try to execute his system as he wants it than adjust his system to his players. He's what we in the business refer to as a chooch.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2009 1:07 AM | Report abuse

Also, F Maryland... I wonder how many couches were burned after my 'Hoos made turtle soup at Byrd Stadium today.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2009 1:04 AM | Rep

Word Nate. I'm class of'89

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 1:08 AM | Report abuse

Class of '93, TWISI. Wahoowa. Never has achieving a 3-3 record felt so good.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2009 1:13 AM | Report abuse

Frequently during games I'm left with the impression that we just are not running plays that match the strengths of the people on the field. Its like we do the opposite of what makes sense. I'm beginning to wonder if it is more than just a coincidence. Perhaps Zorn is going against common sense on purpose. Maybe he is just trying to outfox the defense by picking plays that no one in their right mind would run. It has a weird sort of logic to it. Also would mean he has zero faith in the offense's ability to line up & whup the person across from them and make plays be successful.

So tomorrow during the game I will just think to myself, "what's the least likely play to be run successfully" & we'll see how often it gets called.

Posted by: will_ga | October 18, 2009 1:16 AM | Report abuse

No doubt, I join a petition to fire Al Groh. I think Groh won't be there next year, but I like the resolve the team has shown.

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 1:19 AM | Report abuse

So tomorrow during the game I will just think to myself, "what's the least likely play to be run successfully" & we'll see how often it gets called.

Posted by: will_ga | October 18, 2009 1:16 AM | Report a

Look if Zorn doesn't get back to NFC East football(like the first 8 games) we'll lose tomorrow. This team's offense form it's QB, to its RB, OL and Wrs aren't designed for the traditional l WCO. It's a bad match.

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 1:22 AM | Report abuse

Class of '93, TWISI. Wahoowa. Never has achieving a 3-3 record felt so good.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2009 1:13 AM |

I'm hoping for some of that kick azz 3-3 feeling tomorrow. Although this 7-0 buzz from this evening is still feeling way better than medium. Roll. Tide. I did so enjoy watching Spurrier & his gamecucks get turned into chicken stew.

Posted by: will_ga | October 18, 2009 1:26 AM | Report abuse

: will_ga I used to like Alabama but Saban just irks me. Anyway,I'm hoping that the skins pound the rock and add some deep ball flavor. I'll holla tomorrow. Good night all.

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 1:31 AM | Report abuse

TWISI, it's not entirely clear this team's QB, RB, OL and WRs are designed for any professional offense.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2009 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Bunch of Terp fans dragged their couches out in the yard to light them on fire.
A few of them are still trying.

Posted by: daggar | October 18, 2009 1:49 AM | Report abuse

What a beautiful day in Texas!!!!! Be a better day if OU takes out the Longhorns to pave the way for the Hokies!!!!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | October 17, 2009 3:30 PM

Hokies can't even take care of their own business. They did the Hokie Pokie and got run over by the Ramblin' Reck! Go, Jackets!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 18, 2009 6:43 AM | Report abuse

hey michael b clegg, HOOK'EM HORNS.
Go Texas Go!

Posted by: rmilton | October 18, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

hey michael b clegg, HOOK'EM HORNS.
Go Texas Go!

Posted by: rmilton | October 18, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

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