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Posted at 4:55 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Coaches not pleased with Joey Galloway's play Monday

By Jason Reid

No. 3 wide receiver Joey Galloway, who has contributed little this season, was benched in the second half of Monday night's 59-28 blowout loss to Philadelphia.

Roydell Williams replaced Galloway in multiple-receiver sets during the second half after Galloway did a poor job while running a route late in the second and quarterback Donovan McNabb's pass was intercepted.

On Monday, Coach Mike Shanahan declined to directly criticize Galloway for the play that resulted in a turnover, but he said the coaching staff "liked the throw. He [McNabb] threw it. Had the right timing, had the right footwork. I liked the throw."

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan took things a step further after practice Thursday, expressing his dissatisfaction with Galloway's performance early in the game and especially on the timing pass that was intercepted.

"I thought Joey could have done a better job on it," said Kyle Shanahan, who also made the change at receiver because Galloway had a drop in the first half. "It was a tough look for Joey, but any time it's a pick, and the quarterback's throwing it on time, you could have done better."

In nine games, including four starts, Galloway has nine receptions for 141 yards (a 15.7-yard average) and no touchdowns. The 16-year veteran has a base salary of $855,000. He also received a $100,000 roster bonus.

By Jason Reid  | November 18, 2010; 4:55 PM ET
Categories:  Joey Galloway  
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Comments

Nice to see Shanahan coming to the same conclusion the rest of the fan base had come to long ago.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 18, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

FINALLY! I wanna see Banks or Austin in there. I think AA and SM split with BB in the slot would be a nice combo for our three receiver sets instead of old man river split wide with santana in the slot.

Posted by: zjenks | November 18, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Cut him...

Coaches haven't been pleased with his play since 2007 and he was BENCHED after his poor route.

Did anyone notice he wasn't on the field?jmk

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 18, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Replacing Galloway = Yes.

Replacing Galloway with Roydell Williams = Sorry, try again.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 18, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's time to "kick the tires" on 2009 3rd pick Kevin Barnes and bring up James "Buster" Davis. They isn’t a shortage of possible cuts to make room for him.

pabrain- your stupidity has no bounds. As bad as hessone has become, you are and will always be the king.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 18, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

anger? Good that's step 2, after denial, in the healing process. Expect bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. What did I say that you can't deal with? Or is it just reality in general that you can't deal with?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

we cut devin thomas for this

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 18, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Well you coupel'a geniuses brought him in here! AND, he was sooooo awesome he didn't need to play in pre season.

100% on the Shanna-Cools

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 18, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

$955,000 for nine catches. Nice work, if you can get it.

Posted by: NickBarking | November 18, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Coaches are not pleased with Galloway's play Monday?

I haven't been pleased with Grandpa's play since day one. It took this long to see that he's worthless. Just taking up space, a roster spot and accomplishing NOTHING.

Roywell Williams is accomplishing NOTHING.

Get Austin and Banks on the field, and let Grandpa Galloway and Roywell Whatever hit the street.

See ya, and thanks for NOTHING.

Posted by: 72Redskins | November 18, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see Shanahan coming to the same conclusion the rest of the fan base had come to long ago.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 18, 2010 5:06 PM

Too bad it took him half a season to get there. But I guess he can't put EVERYONE on the bench...

Posted by: Alan4 | November 18, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

we can't blame this on galloway and r. williams shamm-o-KLAN bought them in and pretended that I know what galloway can do and I like what I am seeing on williams this cretin allowed them on the team along with lichensteiger signed DIC-bach to a 3 year contract along with heyer, cut d thomas and released e. williams because they went to a salon and did a video on their spare time he made other personnel gaffes this fool should be FIRED.

Posted by: wathu19 | November 18, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Galloway can also give R Williams a ride out of town

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 18, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

One thing the 'skins need to understand is that they throw to jg every play he is on the field - if it's a pass. You don't think other teams pick up on it. The guy is double teamed ALWAYS. The definition of insanity is . . . .

Posted by: papple | November 18, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, Monday the mastermind came in with 2 active running backs and torain had a setback in warmups. Sunday the mastermind will have Portis and Williams and the only active RBs and Portis will tweak his groin in warmups.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 18, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, Monday the mastermind came in with 2 active running backs and torain had a setback in warmups. Sunday the mastermind will have Portis and Williams as the only active RBs and Portis will tweak his groin in warmups.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 18, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

this coaching staffs nothing but a bunch of morons..

Posted by: cboyhater | November 18, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

we cut devin thomas for this

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 18, 2010 5:19 PM


No...we cut Devin Thomas because Devin Thomas can't play. Galloway has NOTHING to do with that.

I mean, we have a guy from the Intense Football League starting for us. DT's new team starts an unheralded late round pick ahead of him. At what point do you arrive at the conclusion that the guy just doesn't have it?

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 18, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm ready to see Austin. I don't really want to see Banks in there because he is a valuable return man. A threat we have not had since B. Mitchell.

Austin can't be more invisible than JG84 and RW87.

Posted by: westjr88 | November 18, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

This is the receiving corps Donovan McNabb has to work with.

How many touchdowns have not been scored as a result of receivers not finishing the play?
How many interceptions have been a result of poor route running or failing to fight for the ball?

From Monday night alone, Fred Davis was once again too slow to score what should have been a touchdown. Santana tips a pass right into the cornerback's hands, and Old Man Joey runs a poor route.

Yet, somehow Donovan 2,266 yards passing.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 18, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

About freaking time. :)

HMMMM....Help wanted sign still out in front of Ashburn?

Posted by: stu_pid | November 18, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

48 Hours Mystery: Why is the hell is Galloway still on the team?

News Flash: ShanaHand-Job, you can not make a wrong a right by forcing it into an absolute!!

Posted by: iubiquity | November 18, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Cut Galloway. I want to see James "Buster" Davis on the field. If he turns out to be anything like Terrel Davis minus the injuries I'd like to know now so we can start positioning ourselves for the draft. Maybe we can dump Portis and Fat Albert for some late round draft picks.

Posted by: ljhartnett24 | November 18, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Duh! He's been a waste of roster space since day 1.

Posted by: fr3dmars | November 18, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Having this guy on our roster and getting significant time is a freaking embarrassment! A JOKE!!!!! Hell, sign ME!

Posted by: egrib | November 18, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Having this guy on our roster and getting significant time is a freaking embarrassment! A JOKE!!!!! Hell, sign ME!

Posted by: egrib | November 18, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Having this guy on our roster and getting significant time is a freaking embarrassment! A JOKE!!!!! Hell, sign ME!

Posted by: egrib | November 18, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Having this guy on our roster and getting significant time is a freaking embarrassment! A JOKE!!!!! Hell, sign ME!

Posted by: egrib | November 18, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

What's worse than the 9 catches is that he's been targeted 31 times, for an abysmal 29% catch rate. And half his yards came on one catch. He's probably not the worst receiver in the league, but there are no more than five or ten more useless receivers in the league, and unlike most of them, he's not going to get any better.

Posted by: MarquisSmith | November 18, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

And, unlike most of them, he is the number 3 receiver. He is probably the worst #3 receiver in the league. It's pretty much impossible to believe that Thomas wasn't better or that giving Austin a shot wouldn't be worth it.

Posted by: MarquisSmith | November 18, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps "Coach" Shanahan and the "boy genius" should line up Keenan McCardell as wide out. I found it funny that Shanahan didn't want to openly criticize Galloway for his terrible play, but threw McNabb under the bus! Pathetic. If I was McNabb, I would pray that the Shanahans find another victim to QB this team.

Take your $3.5 million and run Donovan!!

Posted by: Neisha_H | November 18, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Didn't one of the Shanahans talk him into coming back this year and not retiring? Nice job throwing the old guy under the bus. Funny I haven't heard a word from any of the coaches about what an awful coaching job they did.

Posted by: 54465446 | November 18, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Did I just read that header correctly that the coaches aren't happy with Galloway's play on MONDAY!? Really? REALLY? This guy has stunk preseason through the regular season.

My response: NO KIDDING! You just figured out that he's now playing well. Thanks for finally catching up with the rest of us.

Too bad we don't have a younger, bigger, faster receiver...like Devin Thomas.

Posted by: dcjam2 | November 18, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Did I just read that header correctly that the coaches aren't happy with Galloway's play on MONDAY!? Really? REALLY? This guy has stunk preseason through the regular season.

My response: NO KIDDING! You just figured out that he's not playing well. Thanks for finally catching up with the rest of us.

Too bad we don't have a younger, bigger, faster receiver...like Devin Thomas.

Posted by: dcjam2 | November 18, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Did I just read that header correctly that the coaches aren't happy with Galloway's play on MONDAY!? Really? REALLY? This guy has stunk preseason through the regular season.

My response: NO KIDDING! You just figured out that he's not playing well. Thanks for finally catching up with the rest of us.

Too bad we don't have a younger, bigger, faster receiver...like Devin Thomas.

Posted by: dcjam2 | November 18, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Time to let the Old Folks' home receivers return back to the home.

We have young talent on the practice squad. Are we afraid that these new kids might catch MORE balls than 9 that some of these old farts have? Are we afraid that they'll outrun Donovan's long ball?

Where is the downside to seeing what these practice squad guys can do?

I'm sick of this mindset that veterans from the Bill Clinton era are the answer to a changed football game where touchdowns are scored more frequently.

If anyone hasn't checked, we rule on the deep ball plays this year - if we had more receivers with speed, we could double our performance and shred opponents. Hell, we might even put up 59 on someone! But noooooooooo ... we keep guys who use walkers down field.

Posted by: laserwizard | November 18, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Brandon Banks is like 5' 6". Tracee Hamilton says he's the tiniest athlete she's ever seen.....how much of a wide receiver threat is that? I mean, I love the guy's speed and his returns. But wide out, I don't know.

Posted by: Riggo2 | November 19, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

we cut devin thomas for this

Posted by: dlts2041 | November 18, 2010 5:19 PM


No...we cut Devin Thomas because Devin Thomas can't play. Galloway has NOTHING to do with that.

I mean, we have a guy from the Intense Football League starting for us. DT's new team starts an unheralded late round pick ahead of him. At what point do you arrive at the conclusion that the guy just doesn't have it?

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 18, 2010 6:23 PM |

EXACTLY, BROWNIE!!
I was telling people on here the EXACT same thing, a full TWO YEARS before they finally got rid of that dead weight Brandon Lloyd!!

I mean, Thomas and Lloyd, they're like the same thing. Antonio Pierce and Ryan Clark, too:

Wastes of roster space! Am I right? I mean, c'mon! Brownie and I are excellent talent evaluators. We just go by what the coaches say to the media and that's why we're RIDIN' HIGH, BABY! \

WOO!

Seriously, Galloway sucks. Shanahan is stuck back in like 2005. He's trying to get the 2006 ProBowlers back together to make a run.

Talent, Shmalent. DT had too many tatoos and acted like a girl, getting his nails done and all that. At least Joey GoAway plays special teams, right? I mean, so that makes sense.

F it. The season is Fing over, man. Get some young guys in there and throw them the ball and see what happens. WTF?!

I'd take Devin Thomas over Ridell Williams and GoAway any day. Please. Can't play. Yeah, we know. Coach said so. He also said Grossman gave us the best chance to win a game.

Thomas can play. I know it. I've seen enough to say that. Does it mean Carolina will start featuring him in their offense? No.

Brownie, I played a lot of football and I know how a "reputable" coaching staff works. Now, I didn't go pro, but I can imagine it can be much the same as I dealt with.

Politics.

Lots of politics. They want to hear you grunt when you hit a bag. I'm not a big bag grunter...Points Off! If there's a guy who is willing to grunt while hitting a blocking dummy and he's running a 40 at .01 faster than you, you're not playing.

I'm telling you, there's WAY more to being a good ball player that goes on. The best do not always end up on the field. Far from it.

Example: Minnesota cut Randy Moss because he was a rude jerk during a catered meal.

By your criteria, it would mean Randy Moss is worse than the sorriest practice squad receiver on the Vikings.

Use your head, man. And when you're obviously WRONG, try not to sound so sure of yourself. It makes it seem like you're a blowhard.

Posted by: Thinker_ | November 19, 2010 3:15 AM | Report abuse

About time shanny droped him I mean come one billicheck did not want him for a reason...and they should give terrance austin a shot he would fit good in the slot and a.a and santana at wide outs ...p.s youtube ternce austin guy is an athlete..

Posted by: truko213 | November 19, 2010 4:32 AM | Report abuse

goes to show you mike shanahan is out of touch and living in the 70's, he keep galloway over deven thomas all because he couldnt handle devens enormous ego. mike thinks everyone should act a certain way and thats not the way the world is designed. mike has no people skills. every skins fans know riggo was strange and had a big ego but joe didnt cut him.

Posted by: remarkable4real | November 19, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

Let's quit fooling around with Joey Goneaway, give Terrance Austin a try. We've got nothing to lose at this point and everything to gain. Hard to believe Devin THomas would have been less productive at this point.

Posted by: 1bigdad | November 19, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

He sucked back in training camp.

What did they really expect?

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | November 19, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

It wasn't that Devin Thomas couldn't play. He proved that he could last year wgen he got an opportunity to get on the field. He was just not given a chance by the Shenanigans...oops Shanahans. They cut Marko Mitchell before training and he showed promise during last year's preseason to at warrant a look. Instead you keep an aged Galloway, a nobody Roydell, and midget Banks(though I do like him as a kick returner). Then you don't play a play-makker in Fred Davis, who we expected to have a breakout year based on last year's performance. Now he can't get on the field. Still scrathing my head on these personel moves. Heck, you could have put Malcom Kelly on the PUP list and he would have been available after 6 games to at least see what he has. Instead you kill his entire year by putting him on IR for a hamstring injury and you have to wait for another whole year to evaluate him. This coaching staff is a joke. Go J. Campbell. You and the Raiders look more promising than this version of the Deadskins!!!!

Posted by: garrybrown | November 19, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

As a fan, it is kind of hard to take Shanny seriously based on his scatter-shot personnel decisions and explanations. It is increasingly starting to look like the players have lost faith and are mailing it in. Moss and Galloway gave totally half-a$$ efforts monday night. They weren't the only ones.

Posted by: coparker5 | November 19, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

This team should have signed Houshmanzadeh or one of the other veteran receivers released at the end of the preseason.

Galloway was cut by Cleveland after he left New England. And the Browns didn't have much at WR to begin with after trading Braylon Edwards to the Jets.

He was done at 37.

The fact he is still in the NFL with the Redskins two years later at 39 is an indictment of the front office.

In a year where you are going to win at most 7 or 8 games, why not bring in a capable vet to complement McNabb OR go with a younger player and get him experience?

The same thing the Redskins did with Torain, Williams, Simpson, James Davis at RB is what the club should have been doing at WR over the summer.

Sign younger guys and audition them for the future and see what we have.

Instead all we have is a 39 year old bag of bones that doesn't seem motivated to do more than drink gatorade and get paid.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | November 19, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Pretty impressive that it took Shanny&Son til last week to see what EVERY skins fan in america has noted since Day1 of Camp.

But at least Galloway didnt spend 4hrs of his free time making a music video ONE afternoon huh?

Posted by: divi3 | November 19, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

True on Galloway. But it's not like Moss and Armstrong are exacting scaring defenses around the league. Skins need major upgrades in this area, including a true, go-to No. 1 receiver.

Posted by: loux24 | November 19, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I would have preferred the Devin Thomas experiment over this. you don't keep 38 year old receivers over 20-something prospects. Love Shanahan all you want and think he can walk on water like the rest of the miracle workers Snyder has hired, but this just seems like more of the same stupid that just infest this organization under Snyder.

When is it going to be about winning? Winning is not talking about it, it is doing it.

Posted by: oknow1 | November 19, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Sure we need to go ahead and see what Austin can do...if we lose on Sun..or next week again..we need to see what the youth can do....heck,I'd even shut down deangelo and landry and see what the others can do, or work them into packages..

Posted by: impervious99 | November 19, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

This is why I don't understand why we didn't seriously try to claim Randy Moss from waivers. Personality issues aside, would we be in any worse shape than we are in right now?

Posted by: CommonSenseDude | November 19, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

media and coaches should not be pleased with coaches. Galloway is fine he has been exactly what media and coaches knew when hired. This is why they insulted us and hired him in the first place. Everybody knew you play him you punt.
Leave the player alone he's not or has never been of issue. Jason you don't know that?

Posted by: CTaylor42 | November 20, 2010 3:30 AM | Report abuse

Austin is not a NFL player. Galloway is not a NFL player. Torain is not a NFL player. Reed Doughty is not a NFL player. Mike Shanahan is not a Washington Redskin football coach. CASE CLOSED.

Posted by: CTaylor42 | November 20, 2010 3:46 AM | Report abuse

Pretty much what everyone else has written....he is much too old, and hasn`t produced in years. Didn`t the Bills cut him? What does that tell us??
Come on..if they cut him......retirement should have immediately followed.
Key...find a receiver down in the draft...or who is a free agent next year. Armstrong has great speed...and strong hands...he`ll be fine. I would think about using Brandon Banks. They don`t have to throw to him much( to reduce the hits he takes)...just his speed alone will force defenses to cover him.
Regardless...don`t blow more high choices on receivers. Until they build up the O line..our QB will not have a lot of time to throw deeper passes. A good O line will make average receivers better..just as it will make average backs better. They need guys who run good route...and have good hands.

Posted by: blazerguy234 | November 20, 2010 7:26 AM | Report abuse

We need to sign Duke Hottle straight out of the Fairfax Co. detention center. He runs a 5.9 40 and can bench press 225 lbs. 1.5 times. He would be an upgrade to any receiver or TE on the roster and can definitely beat Portis straight up in a sprint.

Posted by: doyouktt | November 20, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

As soon as they get blown out again (maybe this weekend!) they'll pull Roydell Williams and stick Galloway back in there, probably because of his Excellent Blocking Ability. (See Portis, Clinton.)

They recruit from the old folks home and wonder why they suck. Even the Raiders aren't this bad. Jason Campbell should hang a sign around his neck that says "Miss Me Yet?"

Posted by: cbtole2 | November 20, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Release him and lets give a younger WR a chance. Joey Galloway isn't helping us at all. He's old in a young mans league, it's time he's put out to pasture!

Posted by: Beltwayboy7 | November 20, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

All these issues are just trivia at this point- this current team is going nowhere. The real debates will be draft position and free agency depending on the labor negotiations.

Posted by: i155133 | November 20, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

too bad someone like Randy Moss wasnt available recently ..oh wait..

Posted by: heathdog1119 | November 20, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

There is any number of recievers available that would be better than this grandpa,get him out NOW. We never should have signed him,kept him, or played him. He hasn't been worth a crap for at least 10 years. Sign anybody young fast and who can catch the damn ball and let this man go. Enopugh already, Shanny is supposed to be this great guru and he can't see how pitiful this guy is,9 catches,short arms balls since his Dallas days,get real and relieve us of this hemoroid NOW,PLEASE.

Posted by: mfowler1 | November 20, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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