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Zorn on Baugh, Injuries

Jim Zorn addressed several topics today, most notably the death of Skins Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh. Zorn, a former QB, lauded Baugh for playing without a facemask and said, "He started the forward pass, really."

As for the team's injuries, tackle Jon Jansen (knee) said he "didn't really do much of anything" during practice but will try to put some weight on the leg and see how it feels tomorrow. Doesn't sound like a start Sunday is in the cards.

Linebacker London Fletcher (foot), safety Chris Horton (shoulder) were back at practice. DT Cornelius Griffin (shoulder) is taking some work at practice.

Zorn said that it appears doubtful rookie WR Malcolm Kelly will dress this week barring an injury. Rookie TE Fred Davis graded out well Sunday and is likely to play a little more this week, Zorn said.

The coach is bracing for a blitz assault from the Philly defense ("If you have the wrong play on, it will fail," Zorn said) and hoping to finish on a high note at FedEx Field, where the team has struggled this season.

"We have got to establish ourselves at home, in our house," Zorn said.

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 18, 2008; 2:20 PM ET
 
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Premiere!

Posted by: Redcoat | December 18, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Sammy Baugh and Leigh Torrence once squared off in a no holds barred fight to the death. It ended in a draw, and the universe was created.

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 18, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Why can't Kelly get involved so hes ready for next year??? We don't have any other good WRs!!!

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 18, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

The Source Meter > This community

Posted by: jmicrodoc | December 18, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse


++++Why cut enough after burning the pick to get him? We did that for E James, didn't we? Let's copy what he did for the Fins before sending him away. The guy was a Pro Bowler and MVP for some reason. Let's find out why.
Posted by: MistaMoe++++

I know why he aint' a Pro Bowler anymore. He got old. He got hurt. He got distracted. He danced instead of worked out and ticked off Tuna and got traded.

Hey, I'd love to find out why Sammy Baugh can't help the skins anymore, but we know why that won't work, either.

If the Redskins kept every bad, washed up, or inept player their FO acquired for a pick under the Dan/Vin regime, they'd have to suit up about 150 guys.

Posted by: TheCork | December 18, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Why can't Kelly get involved so hes ready for next year??? We don't have any other good WRs!!!

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 18, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

This would require forward thinking and planning for the future. That is not the modus operandi of this franchise.

Posted by: Gweez | December 18, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

He's out there trying to do his thing but he doesn't fit the system. You can't fault him for that.

F the front office for bringing him here and double-F them if they bring him back, but I have no beef with Taylor.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 18, 2008 1:38 PM

I half way agree with you. But to do that, you need to take a swipe at Blatche, not the FO. He determines how he would have been used, and he went against most things JT55 suggested.

For you guys to defend JT55 and not CP26 is laughable because they in essence did the same thing which is undermine the coacihng staff............

Posted by: DaReal4th | December 18, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Seemed like a good idea at the time...to a lot of folks, including JLC.

Cerrato gets paid to make these calls and get them right, so I can understand the frustration, but some of the hindsight 20/20 stuff regarding Taylor here is pretty sad.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | December 18, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

If I recall, it was brought up that the B man didn't like the idea of bringing in older guys, but gave his blessing on Taylor.

Can't really complain about our D coach anyways. The way this thing really came apart was with our O being outclassed by several top D's, pure and simple. The D held it's own as best it could, under the circumstances.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | December 18, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Critical game ... given that the season would be completely demolished. Yet the prized 2nd round draft pick rookies do not "grade out" well? Malcom?

Essentially that's a huge FO failure no matter how you say it. No matter what Larry Michael makes Zorn agree to on his show. Words mean nothing. Actions say it all.

Malcom Kelly isn't dressing. Devin sits behind Thrash on the depth chart. And THEY DO NEED THEM!!!

This season's failures appear to be on Vinnie, and Snidely Owl. the fact they are seven-seven seemingly should be attributed to Zorn sticking with a lot of what already existed and attempting to enhance it.

Posted by: periculum | December 18, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Why do we have to "finish stong"? We need to finish weak, get a good draft position and help the Eagles beat the Cowboys week 17. Does anyone really think a win is a good idea at this point?

Posted by: squid1 | December 18, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Where is the FOLLOW UP??

WHY WON'T MALCOM KELLY PLAY? ASK THE FREAKIN QUESTION......

Posted by: DaReal4th | December 18, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Kelly isn't dressing because he doesn't play special teams. That decision is on Zorn. Apparently, the special teams are more important than trying to establish the passing game....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 18, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

On the subject of Skins q-backs:

Will we get too see Todd "the Clipboard" Collins this weekend if the Iggles put up 30 in the Skins D?

I mean, we're carrying three q-b's, LOSING, and only one plays?

That's a roster spot being wasted. Three quarterbacks for a team needing depth is dumb.

It seems like next year Colt should be backing up Campbell.

Let's see if Collins can run Zorn's stuff. If he's good at it (quicker release/accuracy that Campbell doesn't have) the position should be up for grabs.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 18, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I don't think you have to fear us beating the Eagles too much Squid, but to heck with draft pick order. I hate the Eagles, and ruining their playoff chances would be a nice positive after such a long run of nothing but negatives.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | December 18, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

The "D" backups / reserves did extremely well. Look at what Demetric Evans has done. Montgomery, Golston, Blades ... Taylor can't even break back in to the starting line up ... ~smiles~

The "D" in spite of the "pass rush" issue and the relative dearth of turn-overs isn't the problem now is it? And who picked these guys? Williams and Gibbs, along with Blache.

Rob Jackson a "Vinnie" pick. Where is he? Erasmus James?

Posted by: periculum | December 18, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I dont care about the Eagles playoff chances. Even if they make it, theyll lose once they get there anyway.

Id rather get a high draft pick, since the team has already decided to quit anyway. Why show up now when it doesnt matter?

And GET THE ROOKIES THE F'N BALL!!!!

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 18, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Colt? If they get a new QB next year it ought to be McNabb with JC backing him up for a few more years. Collins third string until they draft another guy to provide needed depth. I believe in great QB depth. Too easy for those guys to get hurt especially in this division.

Posted by: periculum | December 18, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Ask Vinnie why Malcom Kelly isn't playing. Or Stan Hixson.

Posted by: periculum | December 18, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

"Zorn said that it appears doubtful rookie WR Malcolm Kelly will dress this week barring an injury."

So, we will start him only if he is injured?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 18, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 18, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Shaun, you realize that by beating the Eagles that we'd be basically handing a playoff spot to Dallas, depending on what happens Saturday night? Look, if Dallas loses on Saturday night, I'll pull like hell for us. If not, we need the Eagles pumped up and playing for their playoff lives in Week 17 or we're going to have to suffer through at least another week of the media lovefest with Tony Romo and TO.

Posted by: squid1 | December 18, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

The McNabb idea is a winner. Sign me up....

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 18, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Sammy Baugh and Leigh Torrence once squared off in a no holds barred fight to the death. It ended in a draw, and the universe was created.

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 18, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

?????????

Posted by: rbpalmer | December 18, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

J-LA, you make some fair points sometimes, but on Jason Taylor, YOU'RE A JOKE. Stop whining about the picks we gave up, I'd like to have them back too, had I known he wouldn't have played, but you're a HYPOCRITE on this one. Let's play a game...guess who wrote this???
---------------
Man, my head is still spinning. What a crazy day.
Anyway, to me, this is a move the Skins had to make. You're talking about picking up dudes who can, most likely, barely play in the NFL, if at all, versus getting a future Hall of Famer and the premier sack guy in the league over the last 10 years. (Okay, maybe it's Strahan, but he's retired now.)
And Vinny Cerrato was ever-so-confident Taylor is more than a one-year rental, so that's huge, too. It was going to take a second-round pick to get him under these circumstances - the league knew the Skins were desperate as heck now, losing two DEs for the season right off the bat, including a starter.
Taylor will certainly have some entertainment-type stuff he wants to do in the offseason, but with his pedigree, he's earned that right. He's been remarkably healthy his entire career - hasn't missed a start this decade - and is still a beast at 33. You have to try to make this move; there's no one else out there and it was already a very thin spot of the roster even with a healthy Daniels.
The Skins had to act decisively and they did, but I'm not buying that they pulled this off in 45-60 minutes, as Cerrato tried to say, but in the end that doesn't matter. (For what it's worth, the Dolphins still will not confirm this deal as of 7:30).
Good for the Skins. Guys like Chris Wilson should learn a lot from Taylor, and it was a huge gamble banking on Daniels staying healthy all year as the starter in the first place, given his age and injury history.
7/20/08 7:25pm ET

-Jason "Jasno" LaCanfora

BE A MAN AND JUST SAY, VINNY GOT THIS ONE WRONG BUT NO ONE COULD HAVE SEEN THIS DROPOFF COMING, with the way you're going about it, you lose credibility on your other points, especially how you and Steinberg love to go back and forensic fact check anything in the organization says.

Posted by: Do_Itch_Big | December 18, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Squid,

Don't worry. It would only last a week of the playoffs...this is Dallas we are talking about...:)

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | December 18, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Collins is about to collect social secutiy...

Posted by: cocodc1 | December 18, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

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