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Redskins seek more production from the receiving corps

In his 16th season, Redskins wide receiver Joey Galloway is averaging an impressive 15.7 yards per catch and has a 62-yard reception.

The problem is, Galloway, who started the first two games and four of eight this season, has only nine receptions. He has averaged 17.6 yards receiving per game.

Roydell Williams, who has also competed for the No. 3 position, has only two receptions in eight games. His last reception came in Week 3 against the St. Louis Rams.

It would seem that the Redskins need more production behind starting wideouts Santana Moss and Anthony Armstrong, but Coach Mike Shanahan said it's not just about the reserve wideouts. The whole offense must improve significantly. And quickly.

"There's not a lot of production on offense in general," Shanahan said the other day. "And so, hopefully, we can get going a little bit, relative to everybody. We're in the middle of the pack, 20th [in points per game],and we need to get better. So, when you're in that area, there's not a lot of production, not as much as you want.

"But, hopefully in the second half of the season, we can make some strides. I think we can, both in the running game and the passing game. But we're gonna have to do it as a group. From a player's perspective, and coach's perspective, we're gonna have to demand more. Players are gonna have to put a little bit more pressure on themselves so we can get to where we need to be."

Despite Galloway's lack of production as the No. 3 receiver, Shanahan is pleased with longtime player's performance.

"I think Joey's done a good job. I think he really has," Shanahan said. "He's had a number of opportunities out there, at least where he's been open. There's been a combination of different things why he hasn't gotten the ball. If we didn't think Joey was a positive for our football team, he wouldn't be with us."

By Jason Reid  | November 2, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  Joey Galloway  
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Redskins seek more production from the receiving corps

Why? It's only been a problem for the last 20 years.

Posted by: RedDMV | November 2, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

See what I mean!?!?! This is why we need Randy Moss. I don't care wat anyone says. He is a upgrade over Galloway. With Randy we have three legit deep threats in Tana, AA. Then we can use Tana more in slot, were has played well this season. Its not lyk we are wasting draft picks. Its not lyk we have to pay him a boat load of money right now. He hates the Cowboys...Enough said. Get it done.

Posted by: roccoskins | November 2, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse


prepare for more rebuilding pains.

o-line - shambles
wr's - lackluster
rb's - thin to none
te's - suck
qb's - tomb stones
oc - blood is thicker

what this offense needs is a good enema

the question is, who will administer it ?

Posted by: hessone | November 2, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse


This is turning out to be a Soap Opera!

more like a SOUP opera

Posted by: hessone | November 2, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

There's a receiving corps? Corpse, mebbe.

TallMoss, anyone? Does he clear waivers?

RD, Shanny head SJK'd Stompy into some playing, didn't he? I'll take the change for a while.

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 2, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

why does a person who lives in boston and doesn't watch the redskin games have any interest in them? much less comment about them on blog?

Posted by: the_shocker1


Because the NE states are known for televising market games that feature teams that are from south of the Mason Dixon Line. And everyone knows that everyone in a city that has an NFL team all root for that team. Every. Single. One.


Posted by: RedDMV | November 2, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Shanahan has been hitting the ripple lately. First he says Lichtensteiger is playing well and now he says Galloway is playing well. So, we have two guys who couldn't find work last year but are doing well this year? And, we are imagining what we see on game day because all indications are these guys suck?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 2, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Shanny JR. has earned this position lets look at the Houston Texans for proof.

2009 number one rated offense under Shanny Jr.

2010 number 7 without him so far.

I'm not saying he has been great but I think the players have a lot to do with it as well.

Give him a few years and get better players then judge.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 2, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

what this offense needs is a good enema

the question is, who will administer it ?

Posted by: hessone | November 2, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, one enima per year. The BIG TURDS, like Cerrato, Zorn, Randel El and company were flushed last year. Give them a chance, BA and MS will get the remaining dingle berries left over!

Posted by: monk811 | November 2, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

RSH,

As I said before - he's talking about their execution, not their production. Do you really think Shanahan is TRYING to win ballgames, exclusively?

Wrong - he's building a team... not from the ground up, obviously, but ethic is it.

Now... will that work? debateable.. but at least see why he's doing what he's doing.

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 2, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Maybe we should bring back the Posse? But seriously, after watching Peyton last night I realized how far off we are.

I realize, there isn't going to be another P Manning for a very long time, but what we need is real and prolonged continuity - with or without Donnovan. This organization has a ways to go.

It's been said here hundreds of times, but look at the teams around the league with real continuity as their approach. All of them are consistent winners with real team identity.

Baltimore: Strong D, solid running
Pittsburgh: Crazy D, consistent offense
New England: Great Offense, young talented D in the making
Indy: The one man Peyton show, speedy defense made to put pressure on the opposing QB after they build an early lead.

And soon to be on that list will be:
Greenbay

Posted by: Devo2 | November 2, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

"But, hopefully in the second half of the season, we can make some strides. I think we can, both in the running game and the passing game. But we're gonna have to do it as a group."


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Just Laughable. Downright and bray out loud laughable.

Going into the second half of the season, we have:

One somewhat healthy running back.

Two pass receivers who actually have more catches than games played.

One quarterback with dubious practice habits, play-calling abilities, and cardio-pulmonary issues.

Perhaps one offensive lineman worthy of the name... when he is healthy.

Two coaches of the same name who continue to insist that it is the scheme -- and not the players -- that will win games.

Yee hah, and buckle up; it's going to be a fun ride.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 2, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Might as well try Moss for 3.3 of Danny's money the rest of the way. Then you can see if he meshes with the Monsters Ball here

Posted by: ElYeah | November 2, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

How do we keep Galloway and Roydell on the active roster while suiting up only 2 RB's on Sunday? Are you telling me we won't get more production out of T. Austin than both of those guys? What about a high percentage short passing game with Banks involved? Shake things up on the bye, man!

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | November 2, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Just Laughable. Downright and bray out loud laughable.

Going into the second half of the season, we have:

One somewhat healthy running back.

Two pass receivers who actually have more catches than games played.

One quarterback with dubious practice habits, play-calling abilities, and cardio-pulmonary issues.

Perhaps one offensive lineman worthy of the name... when he is healthy.

Two coaches of the same name who continue to insist that it is the scheme -- and not the players -- that will win games.

Yee hah, and buckle up; it's going to be a fun ride.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 2, 2010 10:22 AM |

What would you have done to fix the player issue that Shanny took on?

You act like he was given a great team with tons of draft picks.

He was given sh_t yet has them at 4-4 2-0 in division.

Tell me what would Vic1 had done had he been given the reigns.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 2, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Count me as a fan of grabbing Randy Moss. Even as a 3rd WR he would finally give McNabb a big target.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 2, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Shanahan just needs to say he got pissed at McNabb and effed up.

Yesterday he said that Donovan hadn't practiced the 2-minute drill for five weeks. What? Your QB hasn't practiced one of the most important aspects of the game and yet you've been starting him (and playing him during the last two minutes of games, I might add)? I thought that practice was one of Shanahan's most criteria for playing. Isn't that why Haynesworth wasn't starting or getting a lot of playing time for so long?

I hope he knows that players see right through his bullsh!t and are fully aware that Grossman did NOT give them the best chance of winning in that situation.

Posted by: gtown85 | November 2, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Seriously!???

It doesn't matter who we have playing receiver if the line can't give the QB time and QB can't be accurate on the few occasions he actually HAS time to throw, what does it matter?!

Posted by: Redskinrex | November 2, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Shanny head SJK'd Stompy into some playing, didn't he?

Posted by: DikShuttle


Haynesworth is a lot of things, but he isn't stupid. When week six came and went, he knew that he had to at least practice hard see the field. The majority winner in that whole thing is Haynesworth, imo. Haynesworth gets to play in packages that he likes, or sorry, "feels more comfortable with" which typically involve him rushing the quarterback.

So Haynesworth gets to play, tells his inner circle 'I told you I was never playing no f-ing nose', and maintains some value. Also, he gets to look like the once lost wretch whose now found.

For Haynesworth it's:

WIN
WIN
WIN
WIN

Posted by: RedDMV | November 2, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Cut Joey Galloway.

Let the draft picks and young guys learn on the fly. Find ways to get Terence Austin on the field and the ball in Brandon Banks hands.


Posted by: saltine182 | November 2, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

McNabb has been horrible in the 2-minute drill this year. Hard not to blame Shanny. He lost against Houston and Indy on terrible late drives. The only reason we sealed the deal against Chicago was Torain's runs to the right and the dump off to Cooley, which was a much better play call than throw (any QB can make that throw).

This Redskins team was one of the worst talent-wise last year. Allen and Shanahan can't fix it overnight. The fact we're competitive this year is a testament to the coaching staff.

Posted by: Section104 | November 2, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Anyone think this was about more than just Shanny and McNabb?

Wake up call to rest of team?

Plenty of players could have been benched Sun. and no one would have noticed or really cared.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | November 2, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Shanahan has been hitting the ripple lately. First he says Lichtensteiger is playing well and now he says Galloway is playing well...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 2, 2010 10:17 AM

Those guys are "playing well", but McNabb and Haynesworth don't have the cardiovascular fitness to stay on the field... and Dockery went from our best O-line starter last year to inactive.

I'm beginning to understand why we can't score...

Posted by: Alan4 | November 2, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Flounder --

Doesn't make much difference what I would have done with these player issues. I don't have the reins.

But just consider the decisions made under Danny, Shanny and company.

No secret that Danny and co are runnning a business first, and football team second. And nothing matters as much as selling club seats and turning a profit.

They've already invested $200 million in player salaries for this year. There's no gain or profit in spending so much as another dime for the duration of the seaason.

Player evaluations are often based on how many jerseys they might be able to sell with a given name.

Overheard at Redskin Park:

"Can we unload 500,000 DM jerseys -- like quick -- and without having to sign him to long term deal?"

"Yeah, I hear what you're saying about this Trent Williams guy, but how many people actually buy jerseys for a lineman?"

"Boy, that Haynesworth is making us look stupid -- but hey, we've got something $42 million and counting invested in this dude already."

"We can't place Clinton on IR -- and bring somebody else to play his position -- especially when we're already on the hook to pay Clinton another $8 million guaranteed for this season."

"Just what is the business case analysis on bringing in Randy Moss for eight games -- especially when already we have a perfectly serviceable Roydell Williams to line up in his spot?"

"Hey Shanny, R U In on this too?"

Posted by: Vic1 | November 2, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

I love the insight Mr. Elizabeth Hasselbeck gave us into how angry the Beagles' brass was with McNabb's practice habits. It was so infuriating for them ...they traded him eight years later.

Posted by: MColeman51 | November 2, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

I swear, sometimes I think we Redskins fans are some of the most pessemistic and critical fans in sports. I guess the 2 decades of mediocrity and futility have something to do with it. Regardless, if you forget about the drama for a moment, if we knew that the 'Skins would be 4-4 at the bye prior to the season, wouldn't all of you have taken it considering last year's debacle? Really and truly, the primary problem with this offense stems from the craptacular OLine, but remember: there was no way Shanny was going to create a top-notch Oline in one offseason when he didn't have a single building block and only limited draft picks. For the most part, it's really hard to find starting quality Olineman on the waiver/free agent wire. I didn't expect the unit to be great overnight. I honestly think it's about a 3 year process. The Lichenstegers (whatever his name is), Hicks, and Rabachs of the world were never the answer - they are merely a stopgap. McNabb's performance would be ALOT better, practice habits aside, if (1) he wasn't being treated like a human jackhammer week after week and (2) we had a better running game. McNabb has proven that he can be a good, borderline great NFL QB if he has a decent team around him. Yes, I think we should get Moss for 8 games and give him a try, as I said here yesterday, but solid pass protection and a running game would go a long way towards a more productive passing game. I think everyone needs to understand exactly what we have here, which is a rebuilding project, no matter what Shanny says about winning now. It seems to me that an inconsistent offense that is slightly better than last year that produces a 4-4 record is just about what anyone who's being honest should have expected. Hopefully next year, with another young stud Olineman acquired through the draft, we'll make progress.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 2, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Seriously!???

It doesn't matter who we have playing receiver if the line can't give the QB time and QB can't be accurate on the few occasions he actually HAS time to throw, what does it matter?!

Posted by: Redskinrex | November 2, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Yes and no. We had 4-5 plays where McNabb went deep last game. And adding in another receiving threat just makes it a bit harder for teams to rush a safety on the skins.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 2, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

RSH,

As I said before - he's talking about their execution, not their production. Do you really think Shanahan is TRYING to win ballgames, exclusively?

Wrong - he's building a team... not from the ground up, obviously, but ethic is it.

Now... will that work? debateable.. but at least see why he's doing what he's doing.

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 2, 2010 10:20 AM
------------------------------------------
I think that's some very twisted logic. You are saying Shanahan is trying to build a team and is not concerned about winning? Well, if he's building a team, then why is he clinging to a 39 year old receiver? Is Galloway part of a rebuilding process? Is he going to play until he's fifty?

As to Lichtensteiger, you don't keep an offensive lineman as a starter just because his technique is good - especially if he can't stop anyone heading to the quarterback. That's a great way to end your quarterback's career. Lichtensteiger was cut from Denver and cut from Minnesota because he can't block. That's the hard fact. He might look good getting to the block, but we sure as heck won't see any highlight film of him pancaking defenders.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 2, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

This headline is similar to saying:

The Redskins colors are burgundy and gold.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | November 2, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

vic,

Thats the dumbest post I ever read WTF are you talking about.

1. The redskins don't keep money for jersey sales that goes into a pot then it is distributed throughout the league.

2. I think it was Shanny that made Hayneworth look stupid and now he is producing.

3. Portis is no great RB but he can do some things and it's not all that easy to find a great back. Torain is doing OK.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 2, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

This Redskins team was one of the worst talent-wise last year. Allen and Shanahan can't fix it overnight. The fact we're competitive this year is a testament to the coaching staff.

Posted by: Section104 | November 2, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I totally agree, but the way the benching was handled was a bone headed move.

The bigger question though; is McNabb going to be our QB for the next few seasons? If not, then what direction does Mike and Allen go?

Posted by: Devo2 | November 2, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse


McNabb has been horrible in the 2-minute drill this year

Posted by: Section104 | November 2, 2010 10:39 AM |

mcnabb has always, I repeat, always been horrible in the 2-minute drill

he has no sense of urgency

Posted by: hessone | November 2, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Yes the receiving corps is mediocre at best. I'm not convinced Galloway is an asset, two passes thrown to him were picked. He didn't REACH for the passes. Pick up Moss for the small rental fee and let's win the NFC east and get into the playoffs and COMPETE!!

Posted by: reggieskinner | November 2, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse


McNabb has been horrible in the 2-minute drill this year

Posted by: Section104 | November 2, 2010 10:39 AM |

mcnabb has always, I repeat, always been horrible in the 2-minute drill

he has no sense of urgency

Posted by: hessone | November 2, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

He's always had that Aww Shucks Guys attitude about him.

For a contrast, look at Manning. He got totally upset and pissed off at A. Gonzalez for running the wrong route on a third down play. Afterwords, Gonzalez avoided him like he would the head coach. You wont see that out of McNabb.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 2, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Here's the most disturbing thing about lil Shanahan. He and Chris Simms have matching tattoos with each others initials.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 2, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

You guys act like McNabb is some schlub. Yes, he has his flaws - the throws in the dirt on the short to midrange routes drive me insane and drove eagles fans insane - but the guy didn't go to 6 pro bowls and 4 straight NFC championship games for no reason. Give McNabb an Oline and a running game and watch what he can do.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 2, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

He might look good getting to the block, but we sure as heck won't see any highlight film of him pancaking defenders.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 2, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

No, but you can get plenty of highlights of him eating pancakes at IHOP every Monday Night! Friggin pig.....

Posted by: monk811 | November 2, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

I swear, sometimes I think we Redskins fans are some of the most pessemistic and critical fans in sports. I guess the 2 decades of mediocrity and futility have something to do with it. Regardless, if you forget about the drama for a moment, if we knew that the 'Skins would be 4-4 at the bye prior to the season, wouldn't all of you have taken it considering last year's debacle?...

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 2, 2010 10:48 AM

Did you forget how fans reacted after the 9-7 win against the Rams last year? That win put the Skins at 1-1, but most of us realized that ugly win was really a loss.

In victory this year, the Skins have scored 13, 17, 16, and 17 points. And the offense didn't even do all that low-scoring. The team has actually looked better in a couple of the losses (Texans & Bills) than in that embarrasiing win against the Bears.

Some fans can sense that a couple of extra 2 or 3 point wins compared to last year is not necessarily improvement. This team doesn't have many "up and coming" players for the future.

And yes, 2 decades of mediocrity tells me this looks very familiar.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 2, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Shannys such a liar! The better player plays huh? So, lichtensteiger better than dock? Um haynesworth hadn't started yet? Roydell Williams, Galloway AND Armstrong are better than Devin Thomas?

He's the HC he can do what he wants, but don't lie and condescend us. We have eyes we watch games

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 2, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Here's the most disturbing thing about lil Shanahan. He and Chris Simms have matching tattoos with each others initials.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 2, 2010 11:07 AM

I could've gone all day....nay....the rest of my life without knowing that. Siegfried and Roy once rejected that idea on the grounds it was too fruity.

Posted by: MColeman51 | November 2, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Shanahan has been hitting the ripple lately. First he says Lichtensteiger is playing well and now he says Galloway is playing well. So, we have two guys who couldn't find work last year but are doing well this year? And, we are imagining what we see on game day because all indications are these guys suck?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 2, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Come on man who you gonna believe,Mike Shanahan or your lieing eyes?

Posted by: jumbo5383 | November 2, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse


beeps peeps

Posted by: hessone | November 2, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Some fans can sense that a couple of extra 2 or 3 point wins compared to last year is not necessarily improvement. This team doesn't have many "up and coming" players for the future.

And yes, 2 decades of mediocrity tells me this looks very familiar.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 2, 2010 11:13 AM |

Well sorry Alan that Shanny couldn't turn 10 years of sh_t into gold in 8 games for you. How about giving him an entire season and another off-season to see if he can please you.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 2, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

In victory this year, the Skins have scored 13, 17, 16, and 17 points. And the offense didn't even do all that low-scoring. The team has actually looked better in a couple of the losses (Texans & Bills) than in that embarrasiing win against the Bears.

Some fans can sense that a couple of extra 2 or 3 point wins compared to last year is not necessarily improvement. This team doesn't have many "up and coming" players for the future.

And yes, 2 decades of mediocrity tells me this looks very familiar.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 2, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Not sure we've played the Bills this year, unless I missed that game, but everyone just needs to take a step back and analyze instead of criticize!

Only a 1/2 year into TOTALLY new schemes on both sides of the ball and we're 4-4, 4-2 in conference, 2-0 in Division!

I don't care HOW we win, as long as we win. Look at the 2000 Ravens, their fans weren't complaining or throwing temper tantrums when they went 5 straight games without a touchdown. I know, we aren't the Ravens defense, but our offense is better than their offense was that year.

This team is learning how to win, which obviously wasn't taught by Zorn and Co. We are in the close games, every time, and we aren't giving up. Sure, it's not pretty, but as these players get accustomed to the schemes and each other, more wins will come!

I think, considering what we had last year, that we have more young talent than people think! We added Armstrong, Barnes, Silverback, Torain, and Carriker just this year. Not to mention some other studs we already had that just needed to be used right, like Orakpo, Landry, McIntosh and Lo. That doesn't include Fred Davis, who I think is a year or 2 away from taking that job from Cooley. We'll add to all of that at least 2 starters from the draft and at least 4-5 new starters via FA, so things are not as bad as people think!

Posted by: monk811 | November 2, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

People, the problem is not the talent level, which we all recognize as suspect. It is the fact the head coach seems to actually believe that Lichtesteiger and Galloway are playing well. In both cases that means other guys are sitting or were cut to make room for them. Is there a GM or HC in the entire NFL who would take Galloway over Devin Thomas or Austin? Lichtensteiger over Dockery? Grossman over McNabb? Who would have AH inactive against the Colts?

Posted by: Iamhumongous | November 2, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Any man who accepts defeat and still receives his paycheck is a thief. If the head coach believes that Joey Galloway is doing a good job and Litchenstieger is playing better than Doc, or that the center position doesn't need to be addressed, then forget the Republicans or the Democrats, the biggest thief in DC is Shanny.

Posted by: clark202 | November 2, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I'd love to know what the front office thinks of all this. Whether he is right or not Shanahan has been dumping on players out in public. More than a few times he's seemed dishonest. This isn't good. A big part of the rebuilding process is luring free-agents. If a prospective player sees the way he "outs" his players and has no personal accountability (The has been outcoached a few times this year.) then why would anyone want to be a redskin?
I want someone to tell me one time when creating unrest in the locker room has actually worked? Players get tired of the friction and eventually they tune you out. Mutiny in this case might not cost him his job, but it damn sure will hurt his son's future opportunities.

Posted by: livingdown | November 2, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I'd love to know what the front office thinks of all this. Whether he is right or not Shanahan has been dumping on players out in public. More than a few times he's seemed dishonest. This isn't good. A big part of the rebuilding process is luring free-agents. If a prospective player sees the way he "outs" his players and has no personal accountability (The has been outcoached a few times this year.) then why would anyone want to be a redskin?
I want someone to tell me one time when creating unrest in the locker room has actually worked? Players get tired of the friction and eventually they tune you out. Mutiny in this case might not cost him his job, but it damn sure will hurt his son's future opportunities.

Posted by: livingdown | November 2, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

After the game against the Lions, three things came to mind about the struggles with the Redskins' offense; "Confusion", "Lack of Talent", and "Galloway".

1) Confusion:
Since the first game of the season, eight weeks ago, I have consistently seen the 11 guys on offense break from the huddle, line up, and then all of a sudden look dazed and confused. #5 is barking out calls at certain individuals and they don't look like they know where to go. Hands go up, frantic gestures to communicate "you're in the wrong place", occur on the regular. This happens way too many times. Next game, pay attention to #5's body language before and after a play, if he isn't getting off the ground after a sack.

2) Lack of Talent:
We've known this since the second we hired Shannahan and Allen. We don't have talented, go-to receivers in the mold of Boulden, Fitzgerald, A. Johnson, C. Johnson, Britt, and the list goes on. 6 feet 3 inches plus, 220 + pounds, and faster than most conerbacks is the requirement nowadays. I love S. Moss, Cooley, Armstrong to death but they lack all those aforementioned traits, thus comparable talent.

3) Galloway:
Why is he even on this team? Let alone making any attempt to catch a football? More times than not, when #5 throws to him, nothing posititive happens. One long reception, and a couple catches for first downs is all I can remember in 8 games. Unless he is Kenan McCardell's Coach apprentice, then I don't see any reason he plays for the Redskins.

These three reasons are why I think we belong at 4-4, and why I thank God we are not 1-6, ala Cowgirls!
Until these three reasons are addressed, get used to what has already transpired.
Life Long Redskins Fan!

Posted by: leonardleep | November 2, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

"Somebody put a tent over this circus. This is unbelievable!" unknown

Posted by: psssst | November 2, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

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