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Redskins sign Tyrone Carter to help at safety

Updated: 1:25 p.m.

Free safety Kareem Moore (knee) could be sidelined four-to-six weeks, so the Redskins on Monday signed veteran safety Tyrone Carter.

Although Carter could help on special teams and provide secondary depth, either Reed Doughty or Chris Horton will work with the first-team defense as the Redskins prepare to face the New York Jets on Friday at New Meadowlands Stadium. Horton and Moore each started at strong safety last season, "but I know I can play both," Horton said. "They're definitely interchangeable. Like I say, like I've been saying all along, sometimes you can be the strong, sometimes you can be the free.

"It just depends. You just take the open side or the closed side. They're basically the same thing. It's up to the coaches who plays or who doesn't play with the ones this week. My job it to go out there and get better at wherever they play me, whether it's at strong or it's at free."
Doughty appeared to work with the starters during practice Monday at Redskins Park. "It's happened two or three times now in my career. I've started based on people being injured, hurt for a week or whatever," Doughty said. "Everyday is an opportunity to prove what you can do on the field.

"Believe me, if Kareem went down and they didn't feel I was capable, then they would bring somebody else in here. So it's just not the next guy in, they'll just throw you in the fire. It's something I've prepared for and I think they feel confident in me."

Doughty struggled at times in coverage during Saturday night's 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field.

"From an assignment standpoint, I don't think I had any mental errors," Doughty said. "On a technique standpoint, I think there were a few balls I could have gotten to a little bit better in certain positions. I think that's something we'll work on in practice."

Carter, 34, is entering his 11th season in the NFL. He spent the last six seasons in Pittsburgh, playing in all 16 games in each of the last five. For his career - which also includes three seasons in Minnesota and one with the New York Jets - he has appeared in 151 games with 53 starts, intercepting nine passes and posting 5-1/2 sacks.

The signing of Carter was first reported by Brad Biggs of the National Football Post.

To make room for Carter on the 80-man roster, the Redskins released linebacker Chris Draft.

By Jason Reid and Barry Svrluga  |  August 23, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
Categories:  Kareem Moore  
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Comments

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhaaaaaaa!!!

The apologists are spraying Febreze all over Deadskins Insider in a valiant attempt to cover up the stench of a bad, bad football team. Y'all are complaining about the Ravens blitzing, running trick plays, blah, blah, blah. Have you no shame? Excuses are for losers!

The Ravens told you in no uncertain terms that the Cadavers are not a big-boy team. What happened to your offensive line? If Trent Williams played like that every game, he'd be labled a bust and McNabb would wind up on IR. Blame Larry Johnson if you wish, but your o-line is trash (newsflash?) and didn't open ANY running lanes. Just like others have told you, you don't have a single offensive lineman who would start for the Cowboys, injuries or not. McNabb still has accuracy issues and now you're stuck with him for several years since you gave a 2d rounder to get him. LMAO!!

Compare your performance against that of the Cowboys:
The Cowboys played a team they're predicted to meet in Super Bowl XLV and they whupped the Chargers' butts in their own stadium and sent them on their way.

Any more questions about the Deadskins/Cadavers relative to the Cowboys??

Y'all dreamers are funny!

Hell...To The...Deadskins!!

Posted by: MrIrvin88 | August 23, 2010 9:58 AM

he-he-he. nothing but the truth!

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 23, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Look beyond the first game of the season and at the next five years of Shanahan's and even Haynesworth's deals and you'll see the answer.

Gone are the days of 'anything goes so long as we win the next game.' No more trades for 6-game fixes the next season. No more CP sitting out practice whenever he wants because his backups were nobodies. And, obviously, no more coddling the superstars under Jim Zorn's 'stay medium' regime.

It's very simple. Shanahan is building a program here. Either you abide by his rules or you don't play. These aren't difficult to follow. Be in shape. Participate in practice. Work hard. Very, very simple. When Haynesworth completes those three things, he will be in the same boat as the other 10 starters on defense.

As for the medical issue that kept AH out, Tom Brady has been on the injury report every week for the last 7 years and nobody knows what is wrong with Brady. Especially for superstars, teams often don't want to disclose a full injury to the rest of the league. It's not Shanahan's fault that Haynesworth's reputation precedes itself so when he sits out of a practice, justified or not, he looks like a lazy POS. AH earned that all by his lonesome.

Posted by: psps23

brilliant. best analysis yet

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 23, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 23, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Agree psps23. Very well said.

Posted by: JulzDC | August 23, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

what's that sound? is that the locker room splitting as the team leaders realize that shanahan is the cause of perpetual drama. rotfl.

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 23, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

If I recall correctly, didn't Jerrah want Shanny as his head coach, before the Skins snatched him up? Seems like you know more about the Skins then you do your own team.

Posted by: ga8085 | August 23, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

lets just bring backshawn springs to play safety... or move carlos to free safety...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | August 23, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Love how the cowgirls fans only look at the stats to there liking.....

How bout this doushboy fans......

Who's better.... doug free v. Trent williams???

Well see how beyond prime Suggs looks against free lol

You guys are supposedly SB worthy team but you can't score....

Dallas is the hot chick who sucks in bed....

As good as they look when it goes down, they fall apart

All looking good then you realize there as dirty as mrirvins moms crack needle

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 23, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Takes10Peters & BigFatIrving:

AuntMom wants you to stop wasting time on the internets machine and get back to work on her bunions.

So have you told her yet? That you're straight up gay for the 'Skins?

The only argument you have, you're not playing... which means u troll. troll.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

RedskinsDotCom
More from London Fletcher on Albert Haynesworth: "Just speaking to him, he’s definitely on board for what we’re trying to do."
3 minutes ago via web

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 23, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

There's this little act called Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that would prevent MS from disclosing AH's "condition".

AH could have given MS the ok or he could have addressed the media himself. He did neither.

Either way, this "condition" is laughable and proves that AH wasn't in proper condition or that he's an alcoholic. My guess is both.

I'm predicting next week he'll be suffering from fibromyalgia.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 23, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Well said, psps23.

Posted by: freakzilla | August 23, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

ga8085: 10pete/mrharvin/dallasdmv are obsessed with the Redskins! They just can't seem to stop talking about them and they love Redskins Insider. It's probably their most visited site! Shame on you "supposedly cowgirls" fans!!

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

"And, obviously, no more coddling the superstars under Jim Zorn's 'stay medium' regime."

Right sentiment, wrong perpetrator. Zorn had his run-ins with Haynesworth too, if you recall.

Zorn was subject to the whims of an overbearing owner and a bug-eyed personnel guy. He was never given the chance to really choose his own team or his own coaches. That's the situation he was given.

Shanahan will get a longer leash than Zorn did, but I remain skeptical that Snyder can really stay hands-off once the injuries and losses start again.

Posted by: Alan4 | August 23, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Dallas is the hot chick who sucks in bed....

As good as they look when it goes down, they fall apart

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 23, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Which brings me to my serious topic of the day. Why aren't parents teaching their hot daughters how to be better in bed. In my experience the less attractive girls work hard to show a dude a good time.

This is a national problem and one that must be addressed. Someone contact the White House and get a blue ribbon panel on it. We will never be the no. 1 nation in the world with girls who are bad in the making of the woopie.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 23, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan will get a longer leash than Zorn did, but I remain skeptical that Snyder can really stay hands-off once the injuries and losses start again.

Posted by: Alan4

Practically speaking, Shanahan has NO leash at all. Snyder needs Shanahan more than Shanahan needs Snyder. Its a rare case where the HC/president has more power than the owner.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 23, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Why aren't parents teaching their hot daughters how to be better in bed?

Posted by: alex35332 | August 23, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse
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Because those experiments result in inbreeds like 10petersinmylip, Tampax, and dallasinthebuttbutt.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 23, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Yes agreed!

Mothers out there, make ur girls work it!!

Just because your daughter is hot doesn't mean she shouldn't get on top....

The truth is the less attractive lookin women r comfortable with themselves n r bold enough to say what they want.......

Thank god no more floppy fish, gettin married next month, good luck out there fellas

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 23, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Re: Tyrone Culver

"Send us your old, your tiny, your huddled rejects."

-Deadskins Motto

Hell
To
The
Deadskins!

Posted by: MrIrvin88 | August 23, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

RedskinsInsider
To make room for Tyrone Carter, the Redskins have released linebacker Chris Draft
3 minutes ago via web

==================================

john_keim
Chris Draft looked slow; used to be a good Spec teams player, but #Redskins have younger, faster LBs, so he's gone.
1 minute ago via web

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 23, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

With moore down, is anyone wishing we went after AJ OTEGWE?

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 23, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

smart vet signing. probably at the vet minimum, plenty of experience.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | August 23, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

speaking of old.. girls have one of the oldest oline.. can't wait to see if they hold up!

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Let's face it guys- our kicker sucks. He has no NFL experience, he has never made a big kick, and in his limited action he has been bad. Has no veteran competition been brought in after last week?? I'd be shocked if he wins the position in a walkover.

Prove me wrong, Graham (great kicker name, at least).

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | August 23, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | August 23, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Chargers 1's were absolutely dominating the Cowgirls 1's. This guys looney. I guess they don't have blogs for the Cowgirl fans though, Texans don't respond well to technology and change but then that lurks the longtime question. Have you ever even been to Dallas? HAHA, Idiots.

Posted by: RudysWay | August 23, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Compare your performance against that of the Cowboys:
The Cowboys played a team they're predicted to meet in Super Bowl XLV and they whupped the Chargers' butts in their own stadium and sent them on their way.

Any more questions about the Deadskins/Cadavers relative to the Cowboys??

Posted by: MrIrvin88 | August 23, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

I love reading these dimly shining bulbs from the Cowboy Bandwagon who have nothing better to do than attempt to needle their chief rival's chief blog (aside- if we're not really rivals anymore as so many of their fans lamely assert, why are so many of them on our blog? boggles my simple mind)...take this gem above- high on unintentional comedy, low on accuracy. It was 7-7 at halftime, I believe that TD being Dallas' first TD in 1.5 games (I say "believe" because I could barely carely less about OUR preseason results, let alone Dallas')...Cowboys kicked 3 4th quarter FG's- at which time there were probably 19 future FedEx/UPS drivers on the field collectively - to win by 2 points. That qualifies as a "butt whoopin". Some say "go away" - I say stay as long as you want little buddy. You amuse me not wholly unlike a clown or a really fat person.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | August 23, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | August 23, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

'But he's OUR doughy white guy.'

-Dallas Motto

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 23, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I'd sure pay $1 to know the real story behind the firing the PR guy

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Practically speaking, Shanahan has NO leash at all. Snyder needs Shanahan more than Shanahan needs Snyder. Its a rare case where the HC/president has more power than the owner.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 23, 2010 12:24 PM

I respectfully disagree. This road has been traveled often enough before to see the pattern. While I hope for the best, I can't ignore the past.

Here's some recommended reading about Snyder's pattern of going from hiring laissez-faire coaches to disciplinarian coaches. Shanahan merely continues the pattern.

If Shanny starts losing or maintaining 0.500 ball, I give him about 3 years before we get our next "laid back" coach.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/nation/redskins-coaches-x2014-from-one-extreme-to-the-other-99967304.html

Posted by: Alan4 | August 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

what's that sound? is that the locker room splitting as the team leaders realize that shanahan is the cause of perpetual drama. rotfl.

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 23, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I thought only 12 year old girls used "ROTFL", "OMG" and such. Oh, wait...I see.

as for your "analysis" (in this case, a euphemism for "pathetic reach")- I bet you'd love to see London alienate his coach but, not shockingly, your ignorance wins yet again!! LFB is the ultimate team player, he will back his coach's play no question, but also knows his duties to keep the players together. Nice try.

We'll see who's "ROTFL", "LOL" and "LMAO" in a few weeks. Poor little Dallas buddies...they are so incomplete they need to come bash another team- one that many of them take great pains to stress is not their biggest rival anymore. Sorry, I can't help my inner 12 yr old chick- "LOL"

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | August 23, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | August 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Hey what did jerrah give up for roy williams?? Isn't he there 4th best wideout??

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Another nice thing RE: Carter is that he's been working in the best 3-4 so he should be pretty-much up to speed, eh?

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

What kind of a LOSER calls himself a Cowboys fan yet spends ANY amount of time reading "Redskins Insider"??? U must have been breast-fed by your Dad, MrIrvin88!!!

Posted by: PJ_White | August 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Which brings me to my serious topic of the day. Why aren't parents teaching their hot daughters how to be better in bed

Posted by: alex35332 | August 23, 2010 12:21 PM

I'm guessing you don't have a daughter and how would a parent teach their hot daughter to be better in bed? Instructional video, hands on, observing parents, or just put her on the streets for her formative years. What would MistaMoe do? He has a bunch of daughters..

As for me. I'm taking the opposite approach with my 3 yr old daughter. She'll be playing soccer, softball, field hockey and if that doesn't work, I'll shoot the first kid that shows up at the doorstep and then no one will bother.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 23, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

bit of trivia:

on September 5, 2004, Carter was placed on the Vikings IR list after spraining his knee during the second preseason game, and was expected to be out until October. On September 18, he was taken off the IR and released.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 23, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

There are no other cowgays posting because there all gettin busy with there mothers. Another twisted branch on your demented family tree Irvin fam.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 23, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

There is a certain type of person who roots for "the team" regardless of where they live. These people have very little success of their own, and so choose to root for the most successful team in a league. In baseball, there are those who root for the Yankees, in basketball, the Lakers, and in football, it's the Cowboys. Homers don't come to enemy chat rooms, only this type of person, I call them "bottomfeeders".

These are the people that survey the teams, look at the flashiest, and choose that team. Usually the team is a proven winner, but not in the case of the Cowboys. It really takes a certain type of person to make that choice. Low intellect, low self awareness, turned out by the true homers of their adopted team. They usually seem convinced of their own annoyingness, and revel in the fact that they can actually annoy regular people and get away with it. I would imagine suicide rate is very high among these sad, sad individuals.

I call them bottomfeeders, because they are truly the lowest members of the food chain. They fail to realize that they are members of a ridiculous, embarrassing, and easily identifiable bottom rung of sports fans, and they come into the home turf of their enemy teams not by choice, but because the homers of their adopted team really can't stand their company. Just like the schoolyard, just like the cafeteria, just like everything in the bottomfeeder's life.

Desperate to feel successful at anything, they choose the flashiest team available and assume it makes them more of a winner. It doesn't.

Perhaps they do realize the desperation for attention that the rest of us see so quickly, it is just that they have spent so much of their life stifling it and hiding it, they think that if they can hide it from themselves, then it is truly hidden. The problem is their low self awareness. They fail to recognize that other people are smarter than them, that other people can see through their facade. We can see through your facade.

Of course there are real homers for the Cowboys, and Yankees, and Lakers but those people have at least a little class and don't troll on enemy turf like these bottom feeders. These bottom feeders are so unaware of the role they play, it's comical, sad, and embarrassing. The Cowboy homers won't have them, so they come here.

Posted by: sorenoid | August 23, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Mrirvin is a typical cryboy fan. Social misfit, 16 to 14 a but wippin? Tony homo was 4 for 11 and a pickle. 37% rating, he is in mid season form that's for sure. He'll get killed against first string competion.

Posted by: OldSchoolNC | August 23, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Ol' Todd just got picked up by da bears.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 23, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

That's UNCLEDad, PJ!

I would think the PR firing would prolly relate to the WorthLess hangling, eh?

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 23, 2010 12:35 PM

Co-sign.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 23, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

@mattsinhisownworld (courtesy 10peterbilt),

"'But he's OUR doughy white guy.'"

Stop talking about your backup safety Doughty like that!


@Deadskins/Cadavers fans at large:

"Send us your old (Galloway, Carter), your tiny (Banks), your huddled rejects (McNabb et al.)."

-Deadskins Motto

Hope that clears things up.

Peace, Y'all.

Posted by: MrIrvin88 | August 23, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Here's some recommended reading about Snyder's pattern of going from hiring laissez-faire coaches to disciplinarian coaches. Shanahan merely continues the pattern.

Posted by: Alan4 | August 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse
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To be fair, Snyder has fired only 1 more coach than has resigned.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 23, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: sorenoid | August 23, 2010 12:41 PM

Today's leaderboard for above average posts.

1. psp23
2. sorenoid

well done.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 23, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

"I'm guessing you don't have a daughter and how would a parent teach their hot daughter to be better in bed?"

What am I teaching my daughters?

I tell them that a woman with her own money doesn't need a man.

A highly educated, attractive woman can select the type of guy she wants to be with.

And once said man is located, I told them only one thing matters.

"If he's a skins' fan, give him all the fellation he wants."

"But if he is a cowboys' fan, send him to a contortionist so he can learn to blow himself."

"That is, if he can't do that already."

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Coffee and boiled egg whites for breakfast. Oh my toilet doesn't know what's gonna hit it in a matter of minutes.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 23, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Tyrone Carter is a solid pickup...played a lot in Pittsburgh, particularly when Polamalu was out. He seems to be around the ball quite a bit, which is always a good thing at safety. Also plays both safety spots well...love this signing for a one or two year stopgap.

Hate that we got rid of Draft though...I'm still not convinced that our LB depth is where it needs to be and having him as the 3rd or 4th ILB could only help. I guess it shouldn't be a shock that a team that doesn't like using the draft should get rid of a guy with the name Draft too...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 23, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Practically speaking, Shanahan has NO leash at all. Snyder needs Shanahan more than Shanahan needs Snyder. Its a rare case where the HC/president has more power than the owner.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 23, 2010 12:24 PM

I respectfully disagree. This road has been traveled often enough before to see the pattern. While I hope for the best, I can't ignore the past.

Posted by: Alan4

My response. Danny is crossing a threshold. An economic threshold. He had a long waiting list for tix. There's plenty of evidence that the waiting list is gone. He's also managed to turn off a large portion of the fan base (stadium sucks, sues ticket holders, etc).

The waiting list underwrote the value of this franchise while also supporting ticket prices, etc. Unless Danny can get the wait list back, this value of the team he (mostly) owns will be half, maybe less, of what is was just a few years ago.

Danny has several $100million on the line -- depending on whether he can or can't revitalize the fan base.

Danny needs Mike Shanahan to succeed. If Danny fires Shanahan, Shanahan will easily get another job -- and collect a bunch of $$ from Danny in the process. Shanahan has little to lose in the deal.

Bottom line, Shanahan has the power in this relationship -- because of the bottom line.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 23, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Reed Doughty @ FS = mixed feelings

He makes his living by working hard and playing smart. But I guess I'd like a little more athleticism out of my free safety since he's going to be doing alot of his work in open-field situations - gotta be able to run, close space, jump and break up passes...alot more than just knowing where to stand.

Posted by: p1funk | August 23, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

"But if he is a cowboys' fan, send him to a contortionist so he can learn to blow himself."

"That is, if he can't do that already."

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

So Ron Jeremy is a boys fan. Who knew? I always thought he was more of a ginas guy.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 23, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Good post, sorenoid.

Couldn't be anymore true. I nominate you to write for the fan blog.

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: sorenoid | August 23, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Nice analysis!

I like the pick up of Carter, just don't know how long he'll stick around when Moore comes back.

Posted by: ga8085 | August 23, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Tyrone Carter sounds like a guy who knows the defense well, but is too old and out of football shape to adequately run it in a real game.

If I remember correctly, the Pittburgh safety situation went to crap last year after Troy went down, and it was a big reason that they missed the playoffs.

Posted by: p1funk | August 23, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Cowboys fans always trumpet their five Super Bowl wins and say there's no rivalry with the Redskins. Then they jump on Washington message boards and run their mouths endlessly. The Redskins done't mean anything to you. Yeah, right. If you're so secure and superior, why bother with us, Cowboys fans? Maybe it's because the average Dallas fan has 27 teeth, and four are in their pocket. I hope Jerry Jones (aka Scary Bones, Skeletor) likes it when Washington is winning the Super Bowl in his house.

Posted by: gaspeny | August 23, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Of course there are real homers for the Cowboys, and Yankees, and Lakers but those people have at least a little class and don't troll on enemy turf like these bottom feeders. These bottom feeders are so unaware of the role they play, it's comical, sad, and embarrassing. The Cowboy homers won't have them, so they come here.

Posted by: sorenoid | August 23, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse


Whoa, whoa, wait.... let's not group the Cowboys in with the Lakers and Yankees. The Yankees are the defending World Champions, and the Lakers are 2 time defending Champions. The Cowboys haven't even been to a Super Bowl (let alone won) since Melrose Place went off the air.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | August 23, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Tyrone Carter is a solid pickup...played a lot in Pittsburgh, particularly when Polamalu was out. He seems to be around the ball quite a bit, which is always a good thing at safety. Also plays both safety spots well...love this signing for a one or two year stopgap.

Hate that we got rid of Draft though...I'm still not convinced that our LB depth is where it needs to be and having him as the 3rd or 4th ILB could only help. I guess it shouldn't be a shock that a team that doesn't like using the draft should get rid of a guy with the name Draft too...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 23, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Agreed, don't really think there's much of a huge difference between unproven late round Moore and veteran of the system Carter. Obviously Moore has the upside but for now, I'll take a guy that has been getting regular playing time in Pittsburgh for 5 seasons as a fill in. My bigger concern that has seemed pretty glaring for two preseason games now is the Carter/Alexander linebacker experiment. They've seemed slow and out of place in coverage in both games.....hoping they either make a move or give Chris Wilson a shot.

Posted by: zjfr2 | August 23, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

New RI Poll:

What is the biggest waste of RI time?

A. AH non-updates
B. MK12 hammy updates
C. Any Jason Reid post (typically a cut-n-paste from another source)
D. RI posters feeding Cowgirl trolls

Posted by: p1funk | August 23, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse


The early word: Players tired of drama
By: John Keim
Examiner Staff Writer
08/23/10 12:50 PM EDT

Some samplings from the open locker room session this morning. These quotes all pertain to You Know Who:

London Fletcher: "We're not going to have any issues. Sometimes there's frustration that takes place at both ends. Moving forward we'll be great. It just sometimes happens. ... but it's not going to be an issue for us. There's nothing going to come in to what we're trying to do."

"I feel good about where he's at today. Just speaking to him, he's definitely on board with what we're trying to do. He's come in since the beginning of training camp and really bought into the defensive scheme. The media don't always see everything. He's being attentive in meetings. He's doing all the things you'd want a football player to do to be successful."

Phillip Daniels: "It's time to move on. We have to get the negative stuff out of the way. The more we move forward it seems like something happens."

"Coach Shanahan is doing a good job of getting us to where we need to be. As players we need to listen to him and get there. Coaches coach and players play. Once he realizes that he'll be better."

"I don't have a problem with [playing in the second half of preseason games]. You're out there playing football and no matter who you're going against you just do your job. I don't care what quarter I'm in, I just go out and play. It's no big deal with me and really it shouldn't have been a big deal with him at all."

Lorenzo Alexander: "At some point you have to stop going back and forth with it. Albert has been doing a good job until this. This is a bad judgment call on his part. You can't go back and forth in the media with this type of thing. All that's going to cause distractions and this is all we're going to focus on and we're not focusing on the game, what's going on with the Jets. We'll talk about Albert and coach Shanahan going back and forth. Frankly I'm tired of talking about it. We've talked about it all offseason and we continue to talk about it."

Casey Rabach: "From the offensive side of the ball, I really can’t comment too much on it because he really has nothing to do with us. Defensive-wise, if I was in that defensive line, I think it would be a little bit overwhelming. It would be a pain in the you-know-where. I think the guys are handling it well. We’re just going forward as business as usual."

Devin Thomas: "It’s a little dramatic. It’s Drama City around here sometimes. Hopefully we can nip that in the bud and they can come up with some solution and make things better so both sides can be happy."

"Yeah, it’s a distraction. But I think we’re still so focused getting ready for this Dallas Week 1. That’s the most important thing. Little sidetrack things like this re not going to be a big problem."

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 23, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I thot Wilson looked decent. I"m not a big fan of the make a DE an LB modality - but if that's what Haslett wants... that's what they're going to do.

I just hope you scheme to back up the coverage weeknesses, 'cause the pressure game is gonna be sick.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

AJ Atogwe would have been nice but the bigger loss was passing on Antrel Rolle.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 23, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Brooklyn,

Lov mah 'Canes!

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Man are these comments covered with jealous Baltimore residents showing their rage. Your inferiority complex is understandable though. You live in a second rate city and you are jealous. You only draw attention to the issue and make yoursleves look worse by acting out though.

Posted by: sjp879 | August 23, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

what - no beeps?

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Man are these comments covered with jealous Baltimore residents showing their rage. Your inferiority complex is understandable though. You live in a second rate city and you are jealous. You only draw attention to the issue and make yoursleves look worse by acting out though.

Posted by: sjp879 | August 23, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

MrIrvin88, You are a funny guy. Who in their right mind would predict a Chargers/Cowboys superbowl...That's right a Cowboys or Charger fan. You just too smart for most of us. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: frediemac1 | August 23, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Trolls are out thick this morning.

Cowgirls and whatever Redskins-haters out there:

Next time you want to comment, how about actually watch the game for which you're commenting on. For a team like the Ravens who are supposed to go to the SB this year, not only did we handle are own, but 1st team on 1st team, we punched the offense in the mouth. You get back all of those dropped balls, it's a totally different ball game.

And what didn't the Raven's defense throw at us? You would think this was the playoffs the way they were throwing stunts. The Redskins however, played pretty much base D all game. Vanilla as can be and still punched the defense in the face. That game actually gave me way more confidence about our chances this season.Especially watching how inept the Cowgirls offense are. Oh, and to the great Ravens D, you might want to work on 3rd down defensive stops. Cuz you got absolutely murdered on that.

Cowgirls, you think Trent Williams had some competition, wait until Doug Free gets a taste of Suggs.
HTTR

Posted by: CYA_Coach | August 23, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Few pounds lighter right now.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 23, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

To Trent Williams:

Way to put your starting QB in a walking boot/air cast. I'm sure he chalks it up to a wonderful "learning experience" for a most disappointing rookie!

Redskins fans = Kool-Aid Drinkers
Cowboys fans = Realists

The excuses RI bloggers come up with are classic for their "lovable losers". Lurking....

Star Pride!!

Posted by: BigBlueStar | August 23, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

redskins v. jets

Thoughts:

The third preseason game it the one where most teams game plan, so this Friday night's contest is a nice little measuring stick.

You have to hope the redskins treat the game with regular season value, and tests itself against what has against one of the better up and coming teams in the league in the jets.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

WHO CARESSSSSSS!!!!! send him home already shanny....

repost:

Tyrone Carter is a solid pickup...played a lot in Pittsburgh, particularly when Polamalu was out. He seems to be around the ball quite a bit, which is always a good thing at safety. Also plays both safety spots well...love this signing for a one or two year stopgap.

Hate that we got rid of Draft though...I'm still not convinced that our LB depth is where it needs to be and having him as the 3rd or 4th ILB could only help. I guess it shouldn't be a shock that a team that doesn't like using the draft should get rid of a guy with the name Draft too...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 23, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Agreed, don't really think there's much of a huge difference between unproven late round Moore and veteran of the system Carter. Obviously Moore has the upside but for now, I'll take a guy that has been getting regular playing time in Pittsburgh for 5 seasons as a fill in. My bigger concern that has seemed pretty glaring for two preseason games now is the Carter/Alexander linebacker experiment. They've seemed slow and out of place in coverage in both games.....hoping they either make a move or give Chris Wilson a shot.

Posted by: zjfr2 | August 23, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I cant really agree with this. When Polamalu went down the steelers D looked very ordinary all the sudden, he is clearly the largest factor to that D's successes.
I would much prefer that we walk the walk and try out some of the younger guys. I already know what Doughty can do as a free saftey, i don't like it much.
Lendy Holmes would be a kid to look at right now. He can play the FS spot as he has played it in college on top of playing corner back in college where he displayed some great hands.
Every one keeps saying we need to get younger but then applaud signing vets like Carter. Give the kids a chance...

Posted by: Stu27 | August 23, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Stu27 | August 23, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Tyrone Carter is a solid pickup...played a lot in Pittsburgh, particularly when Polamalu was out. He seems to be around the ball quite a bit, which is always a good thing at safety. Also plays both safety spots well...love this signing for a one or two year stopgap.

Sorry for pulling out this dead horse to beat, but it just makes me wish we'd kept Ryan Clark. Thank you Vinny and Dan!

Alright then, putting dead horse back on the shelf

Posted by: Predator48 | August 23, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

An important detail:

"...To make room for Carter on the 80-man roster, the Redskins released linebacker Chris Draft..."


With ol' Drafty gone, these are our remaining linebackers:

Brian Orakpo
Chris Wilson
HB Blades
Rocky McIntosh
Perry Riley
Andre Carter
Lorenzo Alexander
Curtis Gatewood
Robert Henson

You take away Fletch and B-Rak from this group, and it's not all that.

We need to get some young, fast athletic types to make the 3-4 looks work.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 23, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Wish we had pursued Dansby this offseason, I would feel a lot better about or linebackers.

Posted by: Stu27 | August 23, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

So if Haynesworth is practicing now, is his miyo-WTF-isis flaring DOWN now.

Sounds like some bull isht to me.

Posted by: Predator48 | August 23, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 23, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Glad Carter was available. Not sure why they hadn't made a move for him earlier even when KM was healthy. Doughty is strictly a Special Teams Guy.

Posted by: moseley_brian | August 23, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I think RI is trying to stir something up. This thread was posted at 130pm, but the troll posts from around noon still got added at the beginning...

....hmmmmm

Posted by: Alan4 | August 23, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a decent young linebacker.Another possible Pittsburg pickup? (from SI)

09:22 AM ET 08.23 | Stevenson Sylvester is making excellent impressions in Pittsburgh, but it may not be enough to overcome a numbers game. The problem with Sylvester, if he continues to develop, is the Steelers risk losing him if they cut the former Utah star in early September and try sneaking him onto their practice squad. Sylvester will have to show the Steelers he can contribute on special teams for them to keep an extra linebacker. They also will have to decide whether the rangy Sylvester can adjust to playing with a lower center of gravity since his height and long legs can compromise his leverage when trying to shed blockers. "He plays high," Butler said. "I don't know if that's something we can get out of him, but we're going to try."

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Posted by: jandlml | August 23, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I think RI is trying to stir something up. This thread was posted at 130pm, but the troll posts from around noon still got added at the beginning...

....hmmmmm

Posted by: Alan4 | August 23, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse
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The thread was updated, so it leapfrogged the one about injured players

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 23, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Coffee and boiled egg whites for breakfast. Oh my toilet doesn't know what's gonna hit it in a matter of minutes.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 23, 2010 12:47 PM

I'm guessing it was your tongue, same as usual.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 23, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

As a Steeler fan you'll appreciate Carter's tackling from the safety position. However, he simply can't cover anyone.
As bad as our secondary was last season and we let his experience walk...that wasn't an accident.
Seems like a good team guy though...never heard a bad word about him(other than witnessing his inability to cover).
Hope it worked out for both...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 23, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Cowgirls fans.. realists... hahahaha

you cowgirls fans make me laugh.

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Nah beep-beep, only tongue in use was your mommy's. She was giving me a blumpkin.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 23, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

"You take away Fletch and B-Rak from this group, and it's not all that."

Rocky looks good, but the Skins desperately need an OLB to play the strong side. I'm concerned about Carter and his over pursuing. I think the only reason they keep him is he can play end, which is really what he is.

Other then that, the team needs a receiver opposite Moss. Can that be DT? Sure, but we're going to have to see it. Armstrong has looked good enough to make the squad.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | August 23, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Some peeps up here have been moaning about Moore being the only "true" free safety on the roster. I think that comes from the current media message and short memories. When the Skins drafted Moore, neither the Skins nor the NFL were labelling him a free safety, much less a free safety. For his first two seasons, he was labelled a "defensive back." So maybe he's a "true" defensive back.

[I haven't kept up to see whether periculum still posts up here, but between his WILL and SAM defensive tackles, maybe Moore would be a BUCK defensive back.]

Posted by: dcsween | August 23, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

That's what I was sayin' when it all started.. tru wapo trolls mebbe?

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Reed Doughty @ FS = mixed feelings

He makes his living by working hard and playing smart. But I guess I'd like a little more athleticism out of my free safety since he's going to be doing alot of his work in open-field situations - gotta be able to run, close space, jump and break up passes...alot more than just knowing where to stand.

Posted by: p1funk | August 23, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse
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Agreed, there was one play in the second quarter against the Ravens, where he could have pushed Reed out of bounds while he was in the air. Don't know if he's aware that the force out rule is no longer in play in the NFL.

Posted by: clark202 | August 23, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

10pete/mrharvin/dallasdmv are obsessed with the Redskins! They just can't seem to stop talking about them and they love Redskins Insider. It's probably their most visited site! Shame on you "supposedly cowgirls" fans!!

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 12:18 PM

May I offer you some friendly advice? Leave the trolls alone.

You're like a little dog chasing cars. You go running after them as fast as you can, yapping your little high-pitched woof. The cars keep going and then you think to yourself, "I sure chased them away!"

What really happens is that they're too fast for you; you never catch them; and they just leave you covered in dust and exhaust fumes. Stick with what you're good at: calling "fat Albert" names.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 23, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm most worried about the aircast on McNabb. Doesn't seem serious.

I wonder if he will play against the Jets?

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 23, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Ray,

I'm already thinking about an Armstrong jersey. I see him within the top four for passing yards by Week Eight (the other three being Cooley, Moss, and Davis, but not necessarily in that order).

Plus, his ears are what ears are for.

http://www.redskins.com/gen/players/Anthony_Armstrong.jsp

Posted by: dcsween | August 23, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

beep-beep needs to mind his/her own business and let other posters respond to whomever they wish.

enough blog policing from someone who only can have any authoritative powers via the interweb.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 23, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MrIrvin88 | August 23, 2010 9:58 AM

he-he-he. nothing but the truth!

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 23, 2010 12:04


Hey can someone queue up those 1995 highlights of the Cowboys so these guys can have something to brag about? I think Bill Clinton was president, Hillary was 1st lady and Chelsea was a young teen. None of us had internet, there was no google, no facebook, no blogs for that matter. Bush and Obama have been president, Hillary is secretary of state and Chelsea is married. Its been too long fellas, Your bragging rights have long expired. In order to brag about how great the cowgirls are they need to win something.

Posted by: ged0386 | August 23, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Plus, his ears are what ears are for.

Posted by: dcsween | August 23, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse
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Probably runs slower with his helmet off...

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 23, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

"Sounds like a decent young linebacker.Another possible Pittsburg pickup?"

The stillers generally find excellent 'backers, and I'd say their trash in that regard might be someone else's treasure.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

beep-beep needs to mind his/her own business and let other posters respond to whomever they wish.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 23, 2010 2:49 PM

Ah. Works both ways, doesn't it?

Poopy needs to mind his/her own business (which apparently only involves #2) and let beep-beep respond to whomever he or she wishes.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 23, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

No thanks to the advice. I'll do what I want to do.

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse


The stillers generally find excellent 'backers, and I'd say their trash in that regard might be someone else's treasure.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 2:52 PM

just like donovan mcdone was trash for philly and a treasure for the redtards. see ya.

kthxbye

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 23, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

No thanks to the advice. I'll do what I want to do.

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse
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Besides, where else would they get a female to talk to them?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 23, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

DCSWEEN

"I'm already thinking about an Armstrong jersey."

You're to put the early money on A Armstrong.

This week, though, it should be R Williams, B Wade, and J Galloway's turn to show and improve.

The Shanahan's have rotated in and out different receivers all to different results.

So far, DT, AA, TA, and BB have all made some kind of mark in the passing game.

So you figure that this week, it's the vets turn to play against a standout jets defense.

And as for MK, well, it appears that he continues to be hamstrung by his injuries.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

The stillers generally find excellent 'backers, and I'd say their trash in that regard might be someone else's treasure.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 2:52 PM

And Redskins trash is Raiders treasure. And Philly's TO trash was a Dallas treasure. And Tony Romo is just trash.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 23, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

@Takes10Peters:
meh Roy Williams. D00sh.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

mistamayor

Not to be rude, but is MK practicin' this week?

That dude is down to the last two weeks before final cuts, and still hasn't made a case for him to be on the team.

And given the amount of time he's been sidelines, you have to wonder just how injuried the guy is.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Not to be rude, but is MK practicin' this week?

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 3:09 PM

Moe, I thought he posted on the last thread that MK is "on the sidelines." I hope he's working on his autograph collection so that he can convince his children that he was in the NFL.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 23, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

If McNabb was trash to Philly then what is Romo to Dallas? Romo hasn't done anything.

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Some tweet coming in:

Shanahan said he spoke to Haynesworth. He's not saying much else. 18 minutes ago

Haslett on Albert: "I'm staying out of that. That'll end here soon." 26 minutes ago

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The audios should be interesting

Posted by: TWISI | August 23, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

@nutshuttle,

my mistake. i meant to say 'donovan mcsplatt' since your rookie let him get absolutely de-cleated on saturday. all forgiven?

regards

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 23, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Is that add for real? Lombardi on Broadway? With Judith Light “co-starring”? What’s a chick doing in a play about Lombardi? Maybe it’s a fictional play about a single mom who has a kid and lives with her trampy mom and hires a housekeeper named Vince….

Posted by: dlhaze1 | August 23, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

beep-beep

"I thought he posted on the last thread that MK is "on the sidelines."

So if he doesn't practice this week, all the guy has is the week of the cards' game to show he belongs?

He'd have to put up A Johnson type numers to make the team, IMO.

And it'll be a sad day if after all the beefing about AH not practicing if MK somehow makes the team having done so very little of it himself.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

@dcsween
~~~
Am I the only person that remembers the good start Chris Horton had to his career playing safety here? I seem to remember Horton having both good hands and range. In fact, Horton was the guy that I thought fit perfectly at the weakside safety spot with Landry playing the strong. Let's hope he shows his stuff in practice the next few weeks. Haslett may be even happier about his depth if Horton does.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | August 23, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

CindyBoren
RT @Rich_Campbell And imagine the thickest Pittsburgh accent. RT @ryanohalloran Haslett on 92: "I'm not a friggin' doctor."
half a minute ago via web

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 23, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

He's got more TDs in one game than rHomo in 3.

...yer point?

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Star Pride!!

Posted by: BigBlueStar | August 23, 2010 1:53 PM


Feel better now, honey?

Yeah. Can't have a Pride Parade without plenty of Cowgirls fans.

Posted by: freakzilla | August 23, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only person that remembers the good start Chris Horton had to his career playing safety here? I seem to remember Horton having both good hands and range. In fact, Horton was the guy that I thought fit perfectly at the weakside safety spot with Landry playing the strong. Let's hope he shows his stuff in practice the next few weeks. Haslett may be even happier about his depth if Horton does.
Posted by: ArmchairGM | August 23, 2010 3:18 PM

I only remember one good game that would be on his resume thus far, and because it was against Dallas, many seem to overlook his otherwise mediocre “career”….

Posted by: dlhaze1 | August 23, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, isn't Rosie O'Donnell like the grand marshal of those Star Pride Parades?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 23, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

dlhaze, Judith Light will play the chalkboard.

Posted by: freakzilla | August 23, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

And Tony Romo is just trash.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 23, 2010 3:05 PM

If McNabb was trash to Philly then what is Romo to Dallas? Romo hasn't done anything.

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 3:15 PM


Have to give you credit, Rachel. You explained this much better than I did. These are Dallas fans so it's best to spell it out like you did. Also, as mattsoundworld pointed out above, they would rather here this from a girl than from a poster named after the sound that a PeterBilt 18-wheeler would make.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 23, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Haslett may be even happier about his depth if Horton does.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | August 23, 2010 3:18 PM

I think Reed could be fine there as well. He was a step away on making a play on the ball the other night. He's got a couple of games to get his technique right. Either should be OK. I think the key, if Reed is back there, will be in certain coverages the CBs can't allow the WRs free releases. They gotta slow them up for a beat or two.

Posted by: TWISI | August 23, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of pride parades... anyone actually seen the one in NYC?

Wow. Just avert your eyes, ye faint of heart!

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 23, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

He's got more TDs in one game than rHomo in 3.

...yer point?

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 3:20 PM

1. donovan mcdone's trash.
2. donovan mcsplatt's hurt.
3. antonio ramiro romo's neither of the above.
4. redtards fans are dopey.

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 23, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

So if he doesn't practice this week, all the guy has is the week of the cards' game to show he belongs?

He'd have to put up A Johnson type numers to make the team, IMO.

And it'll be a sad day if after all the beefing about AH not practicing if MK somehow makes the team having done so very little of it himself.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 3:18 PM

At this point he's hoping for a rash of season-ending injuries among the other WR's. That's all he's got.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 23, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Tiger Woods, wife officially divorced


Elin Woods: Now that I'm young, rich, free and single, just what can you do for me that Tiger couldn't?

mistamoe: Plenty.

I come into this relationship with nothing.

And after I leave, you'll have even less.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 23, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Just trying to think, is he the only Tyrone we have?

Posted by: bostskin | August 23, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Um - if you're going by this season's performance... McNubbin' is ahead.

sukkard cowpatty d00sch.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

1. donovan mcdone's trash.
2. donovan mcsplatt's hurt.
3. antonio ramiro romo's neither of the above.
4. redtards fans are dopey.

Posted by: 10peterbilt

Sorry peterbilt, but facts don't lie. McNabb has done far more than Romo will ever do in his career. If McNabb is trash, I don't know what that makes Romo.

Calling him by his full name? God are you gay for Tony Homo or what? He doesn't like you like that.

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

My observations (not that anyone cares):

Carter is a nice depth/insurance signing.

Larry Johnson is not the guy. There were opportunities for him to make plays and he didn't. He just didn't hit the hole quickly enough. The play where he got caught in the backfield wasn't taken into consideration for this evaluation. He didn't set the world on fire with his blocking either. Right now I'm not seeing a reason to retain him.

Trent Williams is going to be fine. He has the intangibles, he just needs NFL experience. The preseason games are a good thing for him.

It doesn't seem that Albert Haynesworth is getting it. In this regime if you want a job you have to earn it. My recommendation would be to shut up and earn your job. You think playing in the 3rd quarter of a preseason game was bad? Wait until you only see spot duty in the regular season. :)

Overall my opinion after the Ravens game is the same as after the Bills game. This is a team in transition. I like the direction they're headed. They may be able to compete for a playoff spot or at least not be out of it the first week of November like last year.

Posted by: BetterOffWithFedorov | August 23, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

What's happening TWISI-Reed looked physical to me for the 1st time in awhile, he actually cracked someone. I just remember Horton looking like a natural ballhawk his 1st year before falling out of favor with Blatche. You know, Greg Blatche managed to hurt almost every defensive backs confidence last year with the benchings for getting beat. D.Hall said as much recently,anytime they got beat-he benched them. They're all playing better now that Haslett is there.So I'm doing a graceful retreat from my post about how little I thought of Doughty-Greg Blatche really didn't know what he was doing.
~~~
@Mista Moe
D.Hall even pointed out that AH is not the only player that the PR/Coaching staff is playing games with a far as reporting injury severity. Apparently Kelly has a far more serious hamstring injury and it's not being disclosed. Without knowing the whole deal, the RI board has been lighting Kelly up with the "he gets injured too much" narrative. We may have to carry this kid a little longer on the roster to see what he can do if that's the case.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | August 23, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

@BOWF - cosign...
@Rach - Awesmoe!

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 23, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

rach,

you forgot something: mcdrabb (trash) was traded (i.e., told we don't want you) and traded within division at that (i.e., told we'd rather see you sink a division foe than us). conversely, romo (treasure) is still employed with the cowboys. i charge you nothing for this critical analysis of nfc east workings.

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 23, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Since Albert Haynesworth reminds me of the Hare in the Tortoise and the Hare story, his name should be Albert Haresworth.

Posted by: alsonny | August 23, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

It's understandable that the Eagles want to go in a different direction because they think they have a new star in Kolb. Many Eagles fans were very upset that McNabb was traded within the division. I guess we will see if it works to our advantage!

Hmm.. your treasure's gotten you very far, huh?

Posted by: rachel216 | August 23, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Trent Williams is going to be fine. He has the intangibles, he just needs NFL experience. The preseason games are a good thing for him.

It doesn't seem that Albert Haynesworth is getting it. In this regime if you want a job you have to earn it. My recommendation would be to shut up and earn your job. You think playing in the 3rd quarter of a preseason game was bad? Wait until you only see spot duty in the regular season. :)

Overall my opinion after the Ravens game is the same as after the Bills game. This is a team in transition. I like the direction they're headed. They may be able to compete for a playoff spot or at least not be out of it the first week of November like last year.

Posted by: BetterOffWithFedorov | August 23, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Co-sign.

Especially on Trent Williams, the dude is an absolute beast.

To add on to that, Jammal Brown I think will have a good year.

One of the things I really like about this offense is the aggressiveness.

It seems on alot of drives we have passing plays of 20+yards rather frequently.

If Portis really bangs this year, like I'm predicting him to, the play action will be fun to watch.

Also, Dallas is in deep s_it come Sept. 12th.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 23, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

@BetterOffWithFedorov
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Agreed. The team is in transition.Good, I see I have found the thread with the more serious Skins' fans and not the one with the fairweather ones.Reading the boards on the main stories can break the heart of a die-hard like me. The defeatism and negativity were stifling. Along with AH b/s we haven't been talking about ....

Laron Landry-looked like the rookie Pro-Bowl alternate again-physical &intimidating-Does anyone remember the Jets game from his rookie season, I swear Landry singlehandedly took all the Jets receivers hearts? I saw that guy again during the Ravens game.

Rocky McIntosh-looked special as a blitzer, with that gift of timing that the good blitzers have,knocked the hell out of Flacco a couple of times and forced a fumble.McIntosh looked ready to justify his high draft status.

Carlos Rogers-maligned to the point of malice by so many fans for his typical cornerback hands-he was on receivers like sweat. Will he catch more ints? I think he will. Rogers no longer has Blatche "if you screw up-to the bench you go." behind running the defense.

Anthony Armstrong-remind of the good 5'11 Wrs from the past like Henry Ellard or specifically,Irving Fryar. He reminds me also of Eddie Royal. I read brownwood26's posts-he's in love w/idea of Vincent Jackson, but WR is the least of our worries b/c of Armstrong,Banks and Thomas.
Trent Williams-sure, he was roughed up by T.Suggs-but that was supposed to happen. Suggs is this generations Chris Doleman-an accomplished Will DE passrusher. When and if AH gets to practicing with the 1st team-battling against him will help T.Williams a bunch.
Donovan McNabb-looked like he was starting his 2nd game with a new team, new scheme and new receivers-but he made sharp plays to avoid blitzers, pull away from end-zone sacks and he also made good throws in the middle of the field. As far as the sideline routes...practice,practice,practice.
Cooley still looks like a hard way to go in the middle of the field.
Oh sh$t, I almost forgot Chris Wilson & -he also looks like a revelation. What's messed up is that Wilson and Orakpo both look like natural rushing from the Will DE position. I was hoping Rob Jackson would build upon his rookie season, somehow he's getting lost in the shuffle-he has to make some eye-catching plays when he gets in.
Who else looked good last game-oh yes, Brian Orakpo. Gentlemen, this one's SPECIAL rushing the passer-he's special enough that the only way to deal with him is to hold him. Not to be too giddy, but Orakpo remind me of Derrick Thomas-he looks like a LB, but he's a total DE/future pain in every offense's ass.Even playing in a 3-4, REDSKIN COACHES PLEASE LEAVE THIS MAN AT THE WEAKSIDE END & LET HIM BE, PLEASE!
After all-what's better, having Orakpo stopping plays at the beginning with sacks or at the end with tackles?

Posted by: ArmchairGM | August 23, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

@iH8dallas-"If Portis really bangs this year, like I'm predicting him to..."
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I kept thinking along similar lines watching the game and then I remembered-clinton portis became CLINTON PORTIS in this offense. I think we're going to see the same back that made us foolishly trade Champ for him. He's kept the expectations ramped down, but after criticizing the running scheme during the Gibbs years and then the O-line themselves, Portis should be thrilled to be in his old running offense with the coach that helped bring him to prominence. I'll go as far as to predict 1300-1600 yds this year with some long TD runs for Portis.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | August 23, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Any more questions about the Deadskins/Cadavers relative to the Cowboys??

Y'all dreamers are funny!

Hell...To The...Deadskins!!

Posted by: MrIrvin88 | August 23, 2010 9:58 AM

he-he-he. nothing but the truth!

Posted by: 10peterbilt | August 23, 2010 12:04 PM

Hey, MORON, this is what they call....Pre Season....wait till November and then, well, no wait, when the Skins are in the playoff hunt, you wont have the cojones to drop back in, LOSER

Posted by: kenboy1 | August 23, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Dallas, Dallas, Dallas!! Let's focus on what
needs it, not that diva AH. We need 53 players willing to play during the regular season. Who wants AH working at 20 percent?
Heck, find someone half as good who gives it
100%. A Dallas home game win is ESSENTIAL
this year, otherwise it's up hill for the
remainder of the season. Get rid of that AH
distraction. The important Dallas game is a
must win. Begin as you mean to go on.

Posted by: DeployedFan | August 24, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Compare your performance against that of the Cowboys:
The Cowboys played a team they're predicted to meet in Super Bowl XLV and they whupped the Chargers' butts in their own stadium and sent them on their way.
-MrIrvin88

@ MrIrvin88

The Super Bowl's in Dallas right? What happened last season, when Dallas played San Diego IN DALLAS last year? Didn't the Chargers win and stop you on 4th and Goal in your own Stadium? That game sounds more like a realistic prediction, given the Super Bowl's in Dallas this year, not San Diego.


The Cowboys have been predicted to play the Chargers in the SuperBowl by "expert analysts" for 5 years now. So I guess they're just going to keep predicting those teams until they get it right huh?

Your name should be M.R.I.rvin88 cause you need your brain checked.

Posted by: joflood1987 | August 24, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

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