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Shanahan: Alexander best special teamer he's seen

Lorenzo Alexander's role has continued to expand since he signed with the Redskins before the 2007 season, but his focus on special teams has not waned.

How good is Alexander on special teams? Coach Mike Shanahan has never seen anyone better.

"Well, you don't find many guys like Lorenzo," Shanahan said the other day at Redskins Park. "From top to bottom, he's the best special-teams player that I've been around of the guys that make plays consistently, both kickoff, kickoff return, special teams in general.

"He can run, he's a big guy, he's got a great attitude. He wants to make every play. He doesn't want to come out. If he's not in the Pro Bowl on special teams, I don't know who it'll be."

In Week 4, Alexander supplanted Andre Carter as the starting left outside linebacker. He has been credited with 18 tackles and one sack. The four-year veteran has remained a force on special teams while doing more on defense because he is in outstanding football shape, Shanahan said.

"One thing about Lorenzo, he's in great shape," Shanahan said. "He can go a full 60 minutes and he doesn't want to come out.

"Every once and a while, he'll take a play off to get his wind back, but he really takes care of his body. One of the reasons why he can make the plays that he makes is he takes care of himself."

The Redskins have many players who excel on special teams, including fullback Mike Sellers, inside linebacker H.B. Blades, outside linebacker Chris Wilson and cornerback Byron Westbrook. But Alexander - selected the Redskins' best special team's player for the 2009 season - still sets the standard, Shanahan said.

"We have a number of people that have the same type of mind-set," Shanahan said. "Not everybody is as talented as he is, but a lot of guys are playing extremely hard."

By Jason Reid  | October 22, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Lorenzo Alexander, Mike Shanahan, Special teams  | Tags:  Lorenzo Alexander, Mike Shanahan, special teams  
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Keim got this FIRST...yesterday!

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 6:14 AM | Report abuse

Keim's Notes and Analysis:

1. Tight end Chris Cooley participated in practice, though he was listed as having done limited work, and said he feels fine. Cooley suffered a mild concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Colts. But he said he felt symptom-free by Monday afternoon.

2. Really, there’s no question about who will play Sunday. Clinton Portis is obviously out, but all the other questionable guys – LB Rocky McIntosh and DL Albert Haynesworth -- will play.

3. Left tackle Trent Williams gets Julius Peppers on Sunday, but there’s little doubt the Bears will also put him on the left side. Heck, they do it all the time. But that’s also where the mismatch is with Jammal Brown. The only thing I wonder is that with Williams, Peppers likely would get more one-on-one matchups whereas against Brown, he’d probably face two blockers more often than not.

4. Williams on Peppers: “He’s a huge edge guy. He has long arms. You can have him a few [feet] away from the quarterback and he still swipes the ball out of his hands. That will be a huge challenge for me.”

5. For what it’s worth, Williams said Dwight Freeney is the best player he’s faced so far. “He has everything you need to be an effective pass rusher,” Williams said.

6. Pretty big praise by Redskins coach Mike Shanahan on Lorenzo Alexander, particularly his performance on special teams. “He’s the best special teams player I’ve been around. He can run, he’s a big guy, he’s got a great attitude. He wants to make every play and he doesn’t want to come out. If he’s not in the Pro Bowl on special teams, I don’t know who would be.”

7. Jim Haslett on Carlos Rogers’ hands: “He’s done a great job covering in the slot. He’s hard to throw over. He just has to concentrate more in the game. …It’s more of a mental thing than anything else because he can do it. He’s having a good year anyway, but turnovers are the main thing in this league.”

8. The Redskins have Rogers catch passes off the Jugs machine every day. This is not the first season he’s done that, so who knows if it will help. I will say, Rogers deals with it pretty well. He can chuckle about it – a few days later of course. Told him my son’s coach called him Carlos Rogers after my son dropped an interception in practice. Rogers laughed. The guy laughs at pretty much anything. It’s certainly not that he doesn’t care, but he’s also very comfortable knowing how well he’s playing and that guys aren’t getting open that much against him.

9. Mike Shanahan’s take on it: “I think you joke about it, kind of take the pressure off him.” Rogers made a catch in practice similar to the one he dropped in the game and everyone laughed.

10. By the way, Haslett said Rams safety O.J. Atogwe had bad hands for his first couple years in the NFL. There is a difference, though, because Rogers is in his sixth year and has only seven picks. As DeAngelo Hall said, “Some people can catch; some people can’t.”

more...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 6:16 AM | Report abuse

continued...

11. So Hall and Haslett supposedly had a heated exchange? Most, if not all, players will tell you that happens quite a bit. One player said “four times a day.” Another said “all the time.” When you have a building full of competitive people in a tense atmosphere, voices get raised. Period.

12. My guess is that Hall is frustrated with his performance. He’s not playing well so now we hear that ... it’s the scheme ... or his back is bothering him more. Maybe he’s just not playing well. Certainly, Rogers is playing better. Rogers hasn’t come up with interceptions, but he’s also not getting beaten in crucial situations.

13. Ex-Redskin Edwin Williams is starting at right guard for Chicago. To which the Redskin d-linemen say: good. Williams always looked fairly solid in one-on-one situations because he’s strong and could anchor well. But it was in team drills that things changed. I can’t imagine that the Bears’ line has a good day.

14. Think I said this Wednesday, but it’s still something that stood out to me today. When asked about Jay Cutler, the first thing Mike Shanahan did was bring up the fact that he had only been sacked 11 times in 616 throws one season in Denver. Hmmm, wonder what he was really saying. Here’s my translation: “Mike Martz is killing that kid.”

15. Haslett on why Haynesworth didn’t play vs. the Colts: (For the record, I buy their reasoning. Just because Haynesworth “knows” the Colts because he’d played so much against them was somewhat meaningless. He needs to know the game plan and how he fits.) “You’re going out there with the unknown,” Haslett said, “how long can he go? Maybe he doesn’t know what we’re doing.”


Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/blogs/redskins-confidential/Redskins-notes-and-analysis-102110-105498033.html#ixzz1352l6NJp

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 6:17 AM | Report abuse

Now keep working with him and make him a Pro Bowl linebacker. And start selling his jersey, Mr. Snyder. Can't believe you haven't exploited this revenue source yet.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 22, 2010 6:18 AM | Report abuse

Quick, name one past his prime QB that won a Super Bowl. Don't say Jim Plunkett, who hit his prime late and won 2. I said PAST THEIR PRIME.

Posted by: morrisday1 | October 21, 2010 7:55 PM

I know this is an old post, but I can't let this foolishness slide.

Not only have the Redskins won all 3 of their SBs with QBs over the age of 30, but if you're taking the idiotic stance that a 33 year-old QB is "past their prime", then you just tanked your own argument:

Bart Starr (33 and 34), Len Dawson (34), Johnny Unitas (37), Roger Staubach (35), Jim Plunkett (33 and 36), Joe Theismann (33), Joe Montana (32 and 33), Steve Young (33), and Brad Johnson (34) all won SBs at or after McNabb's age. And of course, the trump card is John Elway--who at ages 37 and 38 won back-to-back titles with the very coach we employ right now.

So not only has "one past his prime QB won a Super Bowl"...damn near a quarter of the guys that have clutched a Lombardi are, by your standards, "past their prime".

Do yourself a favor and go back and look at the Elway/McNabb comparison at comparable stages of their careers. The similarities are stunning...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 6:27 AM | Report abuse


Today in Black History:

from the nytimes.com:

By renewing Mr. Juan Williams’s contract, Fox News (has hired an African American) Mark this day on your calender.

It might be the last time this happens.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 21, 2010 9:04 PM |

mr williams was the only black guy NPR had, a liberal outfit that receives taxpayers money and other tax breaks. if you listened to the complete text of what williams said, it's clear that NPR wanted him out because her worked for fox. and there were black contributers on fox last night, ones who dared to say they back the TEA party and said the naacp is a hoax.


Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 6:40 AM | Report abuse


lo,

"He can run, he's a big guy, he's got a great attitude. He wants to make every play. He doesn't want to come out. If he's not in the Pro Bowl on special teams, I don't know who it'll be."

to bad the whole roster doesn't have lo's attitude. favorite redskin for me. thanks lo for your dedication to the redskins

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 6:57 AM | Report abuse

and there were black contributers on fox last night, ones who dared to say they back the TEA party and said the naacp is a hoax.


Posted by: hessone

All that shows is some blacks are as gullible and stupid as whites.

Posted by: TheCork | October 22, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

mr williams was the only black guy NPR had, a liberal outfit that receives taxpayers money and other tax breaks.

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 6:40 AM

NPR has Kojo Nnamdi, who is probably better than Juan Williams.

I spend a lot of time driving this Fall and I've been listening to a week of self-congratulatory NPR fund raising. "We're the greatest, we're the best, you can't think without us, send us your money."

My first reaction was that if they'd fired Williams at the beginning, they would have raised less money. Now, after hearing all their clap-trap, I think that they should have fired him at the beginning of the week and they could have doubled their receipts.

Cokie Roberts, Nina Totenberg have been spewing out their party-line NPR opinions on TV for years. But Juan Williams on Fox? "This isn't the first time we have had serious concerns about some of Juan's public comments."

Posted by: beep-beep | October 22, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

...some blacks are as gullible and stupid as whites.

Posted by: TheCork | October 22, 2010 7:14 AM

And where does that leave you, Cork?

Posted by: beep-beep | October 22, 2010 7:22 AM | Report abuse


All that shows is some blacks are as gullible and stupid as whites.

Posted by: TheCork | October 22, 2010 7:14 AM |

it shows that black folks can use their own judgement and make their own decisions, regardless of whether you think it's stupid

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 7:25 AM | Report abuse


beep

check that beep, black contributor. Kojo Nnamdi has his own show.

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Oh good, politics making a comeback on the blog. Maybe we can work in some religion, perhaps a 9/11 joke or two just to set this thing off right...

*furiously steering blog back onto football*

OK, I got the Skins beating the Bears by a count of 24-10. Skins get as many sacks as the Bears get points...Orakpo gets 4 of 'em, AH tallies 2. Discuss...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 7:31 AM | Report abuse

Skins get as many sacks as the Bears get points...Orakpo gets 4 of 'em, AH tallies 2. Discuss...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 7:31 AM |

nice job drivin brown.

as long as cutler holds the ball when he drops back to pass, we should get at least 4 or 5 sacks. bears won the first 3 games with him at QB, but his last 2 starts he's lost, so let's make it 3 losses in a row

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Yes BW26 but if our special teams don't step up, Devin Hester could keep the Bears in the game.

Posted by: splitbill | October 22, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse


Yes BW26 but if our special teams don't step up, Devin Hester could keep the Bears in the game.

Posted by: splitbill | October 22, 2010 7:41 AM |

hunter should be practicing maximizing his distance on punting the ball out of bounds. just don't punt to hester and punt the freakin ball into the endzone for a touchback

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

Hess, if we get any less than that or don't get a strip/sack on Cutler at least once, this defense is worse than I thought. I mean, Edwin Williams is starting for them. One of our undrafted slappies is starting for them out of position. If they can't take advantage of that, they shouldn't get paid...

splitbill, if we're kicking to Hester AT ALL, that's beyond insane. If we're that arrogant or that stupid, we deserve to lose...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse


Hess, if we get any less than that or don't get a strip/sack on Cutler at least once, this defense is worse than I thought.

I agree brown, can't lay an egg on this one, but I'm thinking this should be orakpo's biggest game of the year. he's got to be licking his chops thinking about playing the bears

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

he's got to be licking his chops thinking about playing the bears

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 8:08 AM

"Licking his chops"? God, I hope not. What a horrible image. That would get him a 15-yard penalty -- and well deserved -- for excessive celebration, taunting, and public indecency. The guy's not a Maori.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 22, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Funny stuff from PFT:

NFL training video a subject of scorn in Vikings' locker room
Posted by Michael David Smith on October 22, 2010 7:24 AM ET
At companies across the country, corporate training videos that the head office forces all the workers to watch are routinely mocked.

It turns out that the Vikings' locker room is just like any other office.

After the Vikings watched this week's league-mandated video on illegal hits, someone in the Vikings' locker room drew a sarcastic diagram to explain the overriding message.

That diagram shows two similar drawings of one stick-figure football player hitting another. Next to the first drawing are the words, "QB or receiver that makes over $10M -- Illegal."

Next to the second drawing are the words, "Punter or anyone else we don't give a f--k about -- Legal."

And under that is the summary: "Remember! We at the league office are totally concerned about integrity! Seriously! No really, we totally are!"

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe first tweeted a picture of the diagram, and the diagram specifically mentions that hits on punters are OK, presumably in response to the league using a hit on Seahawks punter Jon Ryan as an example of what is allowed. So it's not unreasonable to think the diagram was Kluwe's handiwork.

And it was hilarious.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

gotta get up by 10 or more EARLY, force the bears to become 1 dimensional, take Forte, out of the equation, then pin their ears back...

brown, kudos on the driving...no one wants that stuff up here...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 22, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse


The guy's not a Maori.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 22, 2010 8:13 AM |

careful beep, lest you'll be labelled a racist.

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

As DeAngelo Hall said, “Some people can catch; some people can’t.”

People who can't catch = Carlos Rogers

People who can catch = Everyone else

Posted by: monk811 | October 22, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Agreed Greg...on both counts.

Hope I'm not jinxing anything with this, but I'm happy by our general health this season...seemed like we had more guys on IR than on the field this time last year, but now it looks like we're going into this game with only Portis ruled out. Here's hoping we can keep this string of good fortune going...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Oh good, politics making a comeback on the blog.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 7:31 AM

When had it ever left?

Posted by: beep-beep | October 22, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Love the Keim stuff. Thanks for posting it Brown.

Would someone who knows about offensive line play please explain why a young interior lineman who is strong enough and "anchors well" would fall short on team drills? It kind of sounds like he didn't work well with his fellow lineman in the zone blocking scheme. We always hear that an o-line needs time together to "gel". Might this have been the problem with Williams? Anyway, doesn't sound like Keim's player sources thought so...so probably not.
Glad to hear that E. Williams caught on with another team. Nice kid with a great story. I thought he might be our next center, but wasn't meant to be.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 22, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

People who can't catch = Carlos Rogers

People who can catch = Everyone else

Posted by: monk811 | October 22, 2010 8:24 AM


Apparently, you've never seen Ike Taylor play...he's Pittsburgh's version of CR. Like, EXACTLY...

And what's the old saying? "If corners could catch they'd be receivers?" I know CR has salad tongs for hands that rank right around EPIC awful, but at least the guy can cover. God help us if we have to roll with Philip f-ing Buchanon as our starting CB for any length of time...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Hope I'm not jinxing anything with this, but I'm happy by our general health this season...seemed like we had more guys on IR than on the field this time last year, but now it looks like we're going into this game with only Portis ruled out. Here's hoping we can keep this string of good fortune going...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Also, has the team started drinking Philly's stupid pickle juice or something, cause it seems like we're not getting as many cramps or hammy issues this year. I remember in the past it was really bad, especially with Moss. Maybe it has something to do with the new trainers?

Posted by: monk811 | October 22, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Oh good, politics making a comeback on the blog.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 7:31 AM

When had it ever left?

Posted by: beep-beep | October 22, 2010 8:25 AM |

some folks can talk about a varity of topics and some are 1 dimensional.

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

And what's the old saying? "If corners could catch they'd be receivers?" I know CR has salad tongs for hands that rank right around EPIC awful, but at least the guy can cover. God help us if we have to roll with Philip f-ing Buchanon as our starting CB for any length of time...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

That might be a good nickname, you know, like Edward Scissor-Hands.

Carlos Tong-Hands

Posted by: monk811 | October 22, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

I hate games that we are supposed to win, we generally do not preform well in those situations...

Posted by: Stu27 | October 22, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

.... it seems like we're not getting as many cramps or hammy issues this year. I remember in the past it was really bad, especially with Moss. Maybe it has something to do with the new trainers?

Posted by: monk811

Or the HGH.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 22, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

MColeman, seemed to me that E. Williams was one of those big mauler types (think a poor man's Derrick Dockery) that didn't fit the zone blocking scheme. I didn't have nearly as much faith in his game as some up here, so it's no shock to me that he's gone. Truth be told, I'm more surprised that he's been picked up at all...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

red, welcome back...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 22, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Or the HGH.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 22, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

DING DING DING, we have a winner!!!!

Honestly, I don't care if the dude did it or not, it's not like he's juicing up to make himself stronger or faster, it's just to keep him healthy, and let's face it, if we didn't have Moss we probably couldn't move the ball at all! So....3 cheers for HGH!

Posted by: monk811 | October 22, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Whoa! RedDMV sighting! Where ya been, dude?

Monk, that's part of my point...I know there's a measure of luck involved, but it also seems to me the team's conditioning is VASTLY improved. Guess Shanahan isn't some ego-obsessed, mad scientist after all...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse


speaking of dockery, what are the redskins planning to do with him going forward and what can he fetch in a trade ? lord knows we need 2011 draft picks

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

speaking of dockery, what are the redskins planning to do with him going forward and what can he fetch in a trade ?

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 8:47 AM


Depends on what flavor popsicle Bruce Allen likes...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Forget about dockery! What happen to Chris Horton? Anyone.

Posted by: coop2401 | October 22, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Forget about dockery! What happen to Chris Horton? Anyone.

Posted by: coop2401 | October 22, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Chris Horton = NERD with a lucky rookie season

Posted by: monk811 | October 22, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse


Depends on what flavor popsicle Bruce Allen likes...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 8:51 AM |

hopefully it's not sour grape

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Alright, where's PlayAction with this SURPRISE prediction?

I think he's full of sh*t, it's still gonna be 24-20, just watch!

Posted by: monk811 | October 22, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

No Monk. I think brown called it earlier 24-10. The Bears line won't hold rak back.

Posted by: coop2401 | October 22, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

players like alexander and sellers should be ejected so the nfl can get to 18 games and generate more revenue

f-ing hate this idiotic rule making - we're at the mercey of the refs now even more.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | October 22, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Hessone said fetch...haha...oooops sorry hess!

Seriously though...I'm happy we didn't deal Dock earlier...we're in the thick of things and have been relatively lucky with injuries on the OL so far. I'd say he's gone next year.

Redskins 23, Bears 17

Posted by: PlayAction | October 22, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

I hope to watch some of the game but I have a long sunday ahead

Posted by: alex35332 | October 22, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

I hope they won't 'hold' him back, we need more sacks not holding penalties.

Posted by: monk811 | October 22, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

No Monk. I think brown called it earlier 24-10. The Bears line won't hold rak back.

Posted by: coop2401 | October 22, 2010 9:04 AM

Haha monk...guess you're on record for 24 - 20 now.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 22, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Good morning b!tches.

Can't wait for the game this Sunday.

I really like the way we match up with the Bears. Their O-line is worse than our 09 line. The defense has a huge day teeing off on fat Justin Beiber, the offense scores over 30.

Book it B!tches.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 22, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. Allen,
I like this Lorenzo Alexander dude. He’s tough and he’s as hard a worker as anyone on the team. The guy earned his spot on the first team defense by standing out on special teams – never griping about PT, rather, giving the coaches no other option but to play him because of his actions and dedication. Lorenzo is on the verge of joining the Redskins’ other young talent in Landry, Orakpo, Moore and becoming a leader in his own right. These are the types of players that championship teams have up and down their respective rosters. Unfortunately, your predecessors’ philosophy was to let ‘core’ players go once they commanded higher compensation per the free-agent market value and opt to go and overpay for so-called ‘big name’ free agents. The Redskins would not only lose a valued, internally-developed player who knew the system, they would bring in someone who needed to learn that system – taking at least a year – and ultimately spending additional millions and often times parting with valuable draft picks.
When it comes time to re-sign a guy like Lorenzo Alexander, please consider whatever compensation he requires to be a bargain when you take all the aforementioned, previous history into account. Trust me; the team will be better for it.

Sincerely,

Antonio Pierce

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 22, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

holding penalties are nice, but sacks are like holding penalties with loss of down...

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | October 22, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: monk811 | October 22, 2010 8:59 AM |

Posted by: PlayAction | October 22, 2010 9:05 AM |

perfect example of 21st century technology.

playaction amd monk811 live in the same house, but communicate via computer and cell phone

???????????????

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. Allen,

I like this Lorenzo Alexander dude. He’s tough and he’s as hard a worker as anyone on the team. The guy earned his spot on the first team defense by standing out on special teams – never griping about PT, rather, giving the coaches no other option but to play him because of his actions and dedication. Lorenzo is on the verge of joining the Redskins’ other young talent in Landry, Orakpo, Moore and becoming a leader in his own right. These are the types of players that championship teams have up and down their respective rosters. Unfortunately, your predecessors’ philosophy was to let ‘core’ players go once they commanded higher compensation per the free-agent market value and opt to go and overpay for so-called ‘big name’ free agents. The Redskins would not only lose a valued, internally-developed player who knew the system, they would bring in someone who needed to learn that system – taking at least a year – and ultimately spending additional millions and often times parting with valuable draft picks.
When it comes time to re-sign a guy like Lorenzo Alexander, please consider whatever compensation he requires to be a bargain when you take all the aforementioned, previous history into account. Trust me; the team will be better for it.

Sincerely,

Antonio Pierce

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 22, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

perfect example of 21st century technology.

playaction amd monk811 live in the same house, but communicate via computer and cell phone

???????????????

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 9:11 AM

Oh brother...yawn....

Posted by: PlayAction | October 22, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse


Oh brother...yawn....

Posted by: PlayAction | October 22, 2010 9:14 AM |

snore

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

I think there's going to be a lot of sacks and turnovers. With fat boy (AH) needing to be block the LB'S should have a field day with this line!!

Posted by: coop2401 | October 22, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Wow...AP's retired and still getting attention up here. Can't wait for Greg to chime in on this...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 22, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse


beep ya'll

Posted by: hessone | October 22, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, we take turns on the computer. I'm letting him crash in the monastery for a little while, something about a 'domestic dispute'. Wow, didn't know how bad restraining orders could be, but I got your back Play!

Posted by: monk811 | October 22, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Re: Lorenzo

Beast. The new Mike Sellers except better.


Re: Carlos Rogers Hands

If he realizes that he can't catch, then he's got to understand that he's not going to get #1 CB money in this league. If he can accept that, then we have a deal.


Re: Politics on the Blog

About as informative and thought-provoking as an article about DHall and Jim Haslett discussing coverages during a DBs meeting.


Re: RedDMV Sighting

He's been tied up doing gigs on TV for Fox News - apparently got himself in a little bit of trouble shooting off at the mouth and stuff. So now that he has plenty of time on his hands, he's back on the blog.

Posted by: p1funk | October 22, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

All that shows is some blacks are as gullible and stupid as whites.

Posted by: TheCork | October 22, 2010 7:14

F you Cork. We don't share your ideology so we're gullible and stupid? That's how you guys roll, call names when your ideas stink. Grow up man.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | October 22, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

MIKE SELLERS! Thank you for mentioning him. At least once a game, I jump out of my seat when one of our guys just lays somebody out on special teams. More often than not, it's Sellers.

Posted by: sbdc2 | October 22, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Lorenzo Alexander is my favorite player by far.

Posted by: nativedc | October 22, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

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