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Reed Doughty set to start at free safety Sunday

Barring unforeseen developments, Reed Doughty will start at free safety Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field.

Third-year free safety Kareem Moore won the first-string job but is rehabbing from knee surgery. Moore was injured in the Week 2 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens and was expected to be sidelined four to six weeks, so Doughty could be in the starting lineup for at least two games to start the season.

The steady Doughty often has been a fill-in starter, beginning with the 2007 season, when he played against Dallas in place of injured Pro Bowl free safety Sean Taylor. A week later, Taylor was slain in his Miami-area home.

"I try not to look at it like that. That my first start was against Dallas, because then you get too much emotion involved," Doughty said. "For me, I've had good games and I've had bad games. I'm just going to go out there and play hard. And I've felt like, in general, I've played better against Dallas than I've played bad."

In the recent preseason game against Baltimore, Doughty struggled in relief of Moore. But he said he learned from his mistakes and made sound adjustments.

"It wasn't so much something that you can't get better at, it was something that was just a technique thing, an alignment thing," he said. "I'm not going to put myself in that position again, trying to disguise a certain way.

"I'm just not going to put myself in a position that's going to get me beat by trying to help or help somebody else. I just have to make sure I'm in the right position every play."

By Jason Reid  |  September 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Kareem Moore  
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Doughty starting at FS is never a good thing.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Hope that FIRST team defense plays well with Doughty back there...kinda feels like we have two SSs playing on Sunday...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 8, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

I don't think we'll get any value for AH until closer to the trade deadline... NFL would want to see him actually play before they give up scratch

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 8, 2010 11:04 AM |

And you think AH will put out monster effort so that the Skins get max value in exchange for him?

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

At least he is a sure tackler.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 8, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Doughty starting at FS is never a good thing.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 11:08 AM

I hope the blitz packages really work.

Posted by: TWISI | September 8, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Reed is ready. You read it here.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Reed is ready. You read it here.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

eh better then dirty 30...

Posted by: Stu27 | September 8, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Doughty starting at FS is never a good thing.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 11:08 AM |

True. LL is faster than any FS in the NFL and most CBs. And he hits as hard as any SS. It's just that ...

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I guess we knew this was coming, but that does not make it feel any better. Doughty is a "nice" player, just not the guy you want starting at free safety against Dallas. Let's hope we get that pressure on Romo that I predicted yesterday.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | September 8, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

"Reed Doughty set to start at free safety Sunday"


*facepalm*


Right up there with Galloway as the starting #2 WR. Yeah I know that Galloway is an "old wiry vet" and that Doughty is a better tackler than Landry, but still:

*facepalm*

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I'm excited to see Moore back there based on what the players said about him in preseason. If he is indeed a true ball hawking FS we can be dynamic on D this year.

Until then, I can only hope that Reed keeps it "Between the ditches" for us and is not exposed for the average physical skills he brings to the table.

We need constant pressure and sacks against the shay Dallas O-line to negate this situation.

Really, it's Houston in week 2 that has me wanting to look the other way on every Defensive snap. Andre Johnson running rough shod through the secondary seems like a real possibility.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | September 8, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

My defensive predictions:

1) Landry forces one or two fumbles and gets one sack
2) Hall picks off Romo once
3) C Rogers more than holds his own
4) We give up 175 - 200 yards rushing (our weak point)
5) Our outside LB's get three sacks
6) We hold them to 17 - 21 pts

Posted by: Devo2 | September 8, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

This scares me.

Ol' half step late should focus on personal punt protector duties, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for him.

Posted by: AdamCr | September 8, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Sunday's game is all the more interesting because BOTH teams have so many question marks.

Romo is getting the JC17 treatment behind a crappy O-line... is Vinny consulting with the Cowpies now? If the Cowpies follow our normal trajectory, Romo will keep getting killed behind a subpar O-line, the fans will start calling for his head, and Wade Phillips days will be numbered.

Something tells me both QBs may feel the hurt on Sunday, though.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 8, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

"For me, I've had good games and I've had bad games."

...hoping that on Sunday...he has one of his good games.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 8, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

4) We give up 175 - 200 yards rushing (our weak point)

WOW....what makes you think we'll give that much up on the ground??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 8, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Some feel good stats from our friends at Elias Sports...

Lowest Pct., Passes Had Intercepted, Career (1,500
attempts)

2.04 David Garrard, Jacksonville, 2002-09 (1,915-39)

2.106 Neil O’Donnell, Pittsburgh, 1991-95; N.Y. Jets, 1996-
97; Cincinnati, 1998; Tennessee, 1999-2003
(3,229-68)

2.107 Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia, 1999-2009
(4,746-100)

Notice how many more attempts DMac has.

Not bad, eh?

Posted by: stevek20147 | September 8, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Devo2, do you think the 'Skins will win the game? If you do your 4th and 6th points contradict each other.


No way they give up that many rushing yards and still win. 175-200 yards rushing mean they control the line of scrimmage, they control the clock, and they will catch them napping in pass defense several times. The defense would be too worn down to be effective if they run up 200 yards rushing.

I do agree that it appears that run defense is one of the weaker aspects on defense.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

4) We give up 175 - 200 yards rushing (our weak point)

WOW....what makes you think we'll give that much up on the ground??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 8, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Stopping the run has been sub-par in the Preseason and without a motivated Hanynesworth there's no reason not to. Plus I'm not sure our two inside backers are truely secure in the 3-4.

Trust me I love Fletcher and Rockey has been productive here, but if their guards are able to get ahold of either them, then the rushing yards will add up quickly.

Posted by: Devo2 | September 8, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

From RI:

Barring unforeseen developments, Reed Doughty will start at free safety Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field.

From Miles Austin's bio:

He holds one of the fastest electronic times for a wide receiver coming out of college, with a 4.24 40 yard dash at Rutgers pro day as Monmouth didn't have a pro day.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

dikshuttle

"...don't think we'll get any value for AH until closer to the trade deadline..."

The better question is, is who initiated the trade talk, Washington or Tenn.?

I say the Titans did.

But you know like I do that nothing is gonna happen.

Even we posters know AH won't get traded as we can look at the skins' defensive line and see weaknesses in Kemo, Carriker, and old man Daniels.

The defensive player who should be traded is the out of position olb/d-end A Carter.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 8, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Devo, no chance we win if we give up 200 yards on the ground...Romo wouldn't pass enough to get picked twice if they're doing that well on the ground...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 8, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

The entire past nine months has been a smokescreen...do not believe anything that you have heard...the redskins will be running a 4-3 base...and AH has been working with Has through the night for months...at least this is what my source tells me.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 8, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

I do agree that it appears that run defense is one of the weaker aspects on defense.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 11:38 AM

Haynesworth definitely improved our short yardage run defense last year. I'm curious what that will look like in a 3-4, with question marks at the NT posision (our true nose coming off Achilles injury, and Hayneworth... well we all know the Haynesworth saga).

Posted by: Alan4 | September 8, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Stopping the run has been sub-par in the Preseason

They neither game planned, nor did they run anything other than a vanilla base 3-4, they didn't scheme, stunt, twist, or anything, they just lined up, and thats it.......they ain't givin up 200 on the ground....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 8, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone ever post a compendium of all the "Doughty getting burned" clips?

& @ LV - No, AH will start playing with some sort of gumtion because he wants outta here & that's the only way, it looks like. 75% of AH is better than 100% of most.

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 8, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Steve, McNabb's TD/INT ratio has always been one of his best stats. With the rate they'd pass in Philly (frequently McNabb had over 35 attempts a game) it's no surprise that his percentage is that low.

Garrard is like the newer point-something version of Jason Campbell.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Did the free safety we signed that had played for the Steelers stink up the joint so badly they didn't want to hold on to him until Moore got better?

Posted by: MColeman51 | September 8, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Devo2, do you think the 'Skins will win the game? If you do your 4th and 6th points contradict each other.


No way they give up that many rushing yards and still win. 175-200 yards rushing mean they control the line of scrimmage, they control the clock, and they will catch them napping in pass defense several times. The defense would be too worn down to be effective if they run up 200 yards rushing.

I do agree that it appears that run defense is one of the weaker aspects on defense.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

You can win with giving up that many rushing yards. With timely sacks and forced turnovers at key moments(hence Bringing in Haslett and the pressure 3-4) you can give up yards and still keep the score manegable and win the game.

I do think we CAN win, but it will boil down which team makes the key plays at the right moments.

Posted by: Devo2 | September 8, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

"But he said he learned from his mistakes and made sound adjustments."

Poor choice of words there, JR.

Posted by: Daspig | September 8, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Yeeeeahhhhh.

Dallas won't exploit this weakness at all. Not one bit.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | September 8, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 11:52 AM

Yo Red, I guess I was thinking teams that threw more had more risk for int's, but I guess you can look at it either way.

Just trying to find something positive to focus on. ;)

Posted by: stevek20147 | September 8, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

You can win with giving up that many rushing yards. With timely sacks and forced turnovers at key moments(hence Bringing in Haslett and the pressure 3-4) you can give up yards and still keep the score manegable and win the game.

I do think we CAN win, but it will boil down which team makes the key plays at the right moments.

Posted by: Devo2 | September 8, 2010 11:55 AM

Just ask the Terps!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 8, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Bean, you can run a vanilla based defense and still be effective at stopping the run.

That "it's only preseason" or "we're running Vanilla based packages" is just confidence installment talk.

If they were running vanilla based packages in the preseason (not saying they were or weren't) then those 8(?) takeways were an anomaly as well as them giving up big rushing totals. Just sayin'.

I would hope those takeaways weren't anomalies. Those were great to see.


Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth definitely improved our short yardage run defense last year. I'm curious what that will look like in a 3-4, with question marks at the NT posision (our true nose coming off Achilles injury, and Hayneworth... well we all know the Haynesworth saga).
Posted by: Alan4 | September 8, 2010 11:50 AM

Been wondering the same thing myself….I can’t imagine that on a 4th and 1, they would use a true 3-4 set….hopefully this is where the “hybrid” part comes in and they go with 4 down lineman with AH in there at tackle

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 8, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Funny thing is...

...I was going to play for Monmoth if I had played college football....They use to be really good....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I have a feeling that something is up with the defense, as indicated by the fact that the team kept 8 D linemen on the 53 man roster. I suspect that either means that they have a firm plan to trade AH92 and replace him with a player at a different position or that they are going to play a true mix of 3-4 and 4-3 during the season.

Posted by: manlius1 | September 8, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I do agree that it appears that run defense is one of the weaker aspects on defense.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 11:38 AM
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Weaker, but not as weak as they looked in preseason. Haslett crowded the line on every play with six and seven guys. He is not going to do that in the regular season. He will have his linebackers playing off so that they can read the offense and react. Many times in the preseason a running back would break through the front seven and then a safety or corner would be making the tackle.

BTW, pass defense might be weaker if they decide to target Doughty. They should call him the six million dollar man because when I see Doughty run I always think of the opening for that show when Steve Austin is running in slow motion. Watch Doughty in the game Sunday night and then just say, "nuh-nuh-na-nuh-nuh".

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 8, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

"I do think we CAN win, but it will boil down which team makes the key plays at the right moments."

We can win as our defense is better than theirs.

But their offense is better than ours, meaning we must attack their defense to score and attack their offense to disrupt their passing game--their singular advantage.

We must 'go for the throat' and play to win, not play not to lose style football.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 8, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

everybody is vanilla in preseason. thing is, romo was getting hit because the puke's OL couldn't handle vanilla. saw the dallas game vs the Raiders. doug free, the LT, played pretty well. alex barron, his replacement, gave up 2 sacks in the 2nd quarter to the guy free had shut down in the 1st quarter.

Come Sunday, I think colombo is out (not tht he's a prize -- the Raiders beat him for a sack as well) and barron is the RT. Nice -- an ineffective blocker playing out of position.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

You can win with giving up that many rushing yards. With timely sacks and forced turnovers at key moments(hence Bringing in Haslett and the pressure 3-4) you can give up yards and still keep the score manegable and win the game.

I do think we CAN win, but it will boil down which team makes the key plays at the right moments.

Posted by: Devo2


I don't see how. If a team is running on you to the tune of 200 yards, then how is your defense gonna produce turnovers and be able to get pressure on the QB when they're too busy sucking wind?


And please man, don't advocate "bend but don't break" on defense. Just don't.... defense needs to be focused on TOTAL DOMINATION, nothing more. Just sounds funny-style for a defense to think yeah we can let them get a completion here or run for a nice gain there... 'let them'? Your the damn defense for crying out loud!!!! They gets NAYFIN!!!!!

Posted by: RedDMV | September 8, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

BTW, pass defense might be weaker if they decide to target Doughty.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 8, 2010 12:05 PM |

Dude - you can lose the "might" and "if". They are going to target him and the pass D will be weaker. Miles is going to be wearing his track shoes.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Reed says that he usually plays better against Dallas than when he plays bad...I trust him...time for lunch.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 8, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Reed says that he usually plays better against Dallas than when he plays bad...I trust him...time for lunch.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 8, 2010 12:19 PM

Ask him about that time when T.O. scored 4 TDs on deep routes against us.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Lord helps us. The one position we didn't address and it is biting us in week 1. Doughty is a total coverage liability.

Posted by: keino83 | September 8, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Doughty starting at FS is never a good thing.....

Posted by: 4thFloor

Good point. Have you considered offering your services?

Posted by: TheCork | September 8, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Doughty starting at FS is never a good thing.....

Posted by: 4thFloor

Good point. Have you considered offering your services?

Posted by: TheCork | September 8, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

BTW, pass defense might be weaker if they decide to target Doughty.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 8, 2010 12:05 PM |

Dude - you can lose the "might" and "if". They are going to target him and the pass D will be weaker. Miles is going to be wearing his track shoes.

Posted by: LibertyValence | September 8, 2010 12:14 PM |

Right because last year when we lost to them 7-6 and Reed started at saftey, they really torched us for all of 152 yards passing.

The second game with Landry and Moore starting at saftey they had 285 yards passing, now I know Moore is the better player and I can't wait for him to get back but let's not act like this is a lost cause.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 8, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Cork, I would in a heartbeat, but I am too out of shape now. Starting to get use to this white-collared work enviroment....Thanks for asking, though!

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

"saw the dallas game vs the Raiders. doug free, the LT, played pretty well. alex barron, his replacement, gave up 2 sacks in the 2nd quarter to the guy free had shut down in the 1st quarter.

Come Sunday, I think colombo is out (not tht he's a prize -- the Raiders beat him for a sack as well) and barron is the RT. Nice -- an ineffective blocker playing out of position."

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 8, 2010 12:08 PM

I saw that game too and was thinking "their line is a lot worse then ours." I'd like to see a jail break on both sides of the ball often and early Sunday.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | September 8, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Douthy sucks he's terrible he can't hit and he can't cover and the fact that Horton got beat out by Douthy makes him horrible. How the Skins could be caught so flat footed at free safety and wr is beyond my comprehension. Douthy isn't a legit NFL player he's at best a special teams player. he has no skills to be a position player none at all.

yet Douthy has survived with 2 different staff's I guess because he's a studious player and maybe a nice guy. But its not because of anything he does on the field.

he's always out of position or trailing a play and when he comes down hill he misses tackles.

Posted by: jrwalkerivory | September 8, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Right because last year when we lost to them 7-6 and Reed started at saftey, they really torched us for all of 152 yards passing.

The second game with Landry and Moore starting at saftey they had 285 yards passing, now I know Moore is the better player and I can't wait for him to get back but let's not act like this is a lost cause.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 8, 2010 12:27 PM

See...everything is gonna be all right.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 8, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS:

Leigh Torrence was cut from the Saints...

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 8, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

"...pass defense might be weaker if they decide to target Doughty."


You attack a free safety by forcing him to choose if he should cover moving forward or to a sideline.

Reed can make the right decision--it's just that can he make a play on the ball once he gets there?

All I can say is, Quintin Demps, anyone?

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 8, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

yet Douthy has survived with 2 different staff's I guess because he's a studious player and maybe a nice guy. But its not because of anything he does on the field.

he's always out of position or trailing a play and when he comes down hill he misses tackles.

Posted by: jrwalkerivory | September 8, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Doughty has a lot going for him. He's one of the smartest players in the NFL, he's had a 4.0 GPA throughout H.S. and College. I bet people will start talking about him this year like they talked about Landry last year: he's playing out of position. He should not be starting at FS, he belongs at the line of scrimmage. He's a pretty decent SS but of course Landry is there. I felt like last year he had some pretty good games and tackled pretty well, maybe I'm wrong about that, but it seemed like down the stretch when Landry was diving at players and bouncing off them like ping pong balls, Doughty would make fundamental tackles. Does he have the awesome speed or strength? Is he a physical specimen? That would be a big no on both, but he's smart enough to know where he belongs on the field and make adjustments when he f*cks up. I really like him for depth at SS.

Posted by: monk811 | September 8, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

BTW, pass defense might be weaker if they decide to target Doughty. They should call him the six million dollar man because when I see Doughty run I always think of the opening for that show when Steve Austin is running in slow motion. Watch Doughty in the game Sunday night and then just say, "nuh-nuh-na-nuh-nuh".

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 8, 2010 12:05 PM

Haha. "We can we rebuild him. We have the technology. I just don't want to spend a lot of money."

Posted by: HokiesSkins | September 8, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

f dallas

i dont know how reed has made it to this point and im happy for him as a person, he's always right there, but he's always a step late

it is what it is, im so readyy for our new defensive look it should be a lotta fun to watch, not to mention 9 hours of tailgating, i plan on drinking, cooking, smoking, passing out and then doing it all over again, i love the new hrs for sunday, hail to the Skins

Posted by: retroskins14 | September 8, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Reed Doughty is a serviceable back up strong safety. His strengths are his experience and his tackling. No amount of hoping will turn him into a free safety and you can expect Dallas to attack him right away. I am sure Dallas looked at the Raven's preseason game and they are probably salivating at the prospect of sending Miles Austin deep down the middle.
You might also be concerned with the front seven stopping the run. In the 4 preseason game the only time they stopped the run was when Haynesworth was in the game. Like him or not, he draws double teams leaving a free tackler. Golston and Carriker haven't been anything special and Kemoeatu disappeared against the Jets who average 7.2 yards a carry. 8 and 8 would be a sucessful year for this team.

Posted by: JAMNEW | September 8, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Having a backup Strong Safety start at Free Safety is like having a backup Fullback starting at Tailback.

It only looks doable in practice.

Posted by: MadeRED | September 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

BTW - I'll be the first to admit that these racial catch phrases also apply to Reed. People usually call a black quarterback "athletic" or "slow to read defenses" when they really just mean, "he aint all that smart but boy can he run!"

Saying Reed is an "intelligent" and "disciplined" Safety just means "he's smart enough to know where to be, but he's white so he'll probably be slow getting there"

Either way, I hope the best for him. Although matching him on Witten or Dez Bryant will be a disaster.

Posted by: MadeRED | September 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Reed was drafted as a FS by Coach Gibbs... He just so happened to suck @ Free Safety (Dallas, Buffalo 07)

Guys.. we might be in trouble on Sunday

Posted by: gsbrown16 | September 8, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I hope Reed does well, but regarding Devo2's defensive predictions:

1) Landry forces one or two fumbles and gets one sack - NO WAY
2) Hall picks off Romo once - MAYBE, BUT IT WON'T MATTER
3) C Rogers more than holds his own - NO WAY
4) We give up 175 - 200 yards rushing (our weak point) - PROBABLY GOT THIS ONE RIGHT
5) Our outside LB's get three sacks - NO WAY
6) We hold them to 17 - 21 pts -
NOT LIKELY

Posted by: soccerman | September 8, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

1) Landry forces one or two fumbles and gets one sack - Marion has trouble holding
onto the ball... it could happen

2) Hall picks off Romo once - Deff going to happen

3) C Rogers more than holds his own - It could happen

4) We give up 175 - 200 yards rushing (our weak point) - PROBABLY GOT THIS ONE RIGHT

5) Our outside LB's get three sacks - NOPE

6) We hold them to 17 - 21 pts -
they beat us 7-6, and 22 - 0 last year... We could hold them to 17-21 WE JUST NEED TO OUTSCORE THEM

Posted by: gsbrown16 | September 8, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

doughty should not be the starting FS he is too slow horton should start even if he is coming off an injury he still has more speed. bryant should start NT because keomoeatu is not back fully as of yet(probably same as horton)they should have kept l.holmes. If washington gives up 175-200yds they will get killed but I don't think cowboys revamped o-line will get that kind of blocking up front.

Posted by: wathu19 | September 8, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

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