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Lynch: 'Gut feeling' Shanahan will coach Redskins

You can add John Lynch to the growing number of league observers who think Mike Shanahan will be named the Redskins' head coach in the next few days.

Lynch, who played his final four seasons under Shanahan in Denver, said he spoke to his former coach Saturday, and when he hung up the phone, he felt Shanahan was Washington-bound.

"He didn't say that, but I got the gut feeling for a number of reasons," Lynch said after Sunday's game, "and just knowing him, I thought it would all work out."

Lynch is in his first season as a color commentator for Fox and said during Sunday's broadcast he felt Shanahan would be owner Daniel Snyder's pick. In an interview after the game, Lynch said both Snyder and Shanahan share a similar passion for winning.

"You can say a lot of things about Dan Snyder," Lynch said. "He hasn't been effective in winning, but I don't think you could ever deny the fact that he wants to win. Maybe he's been a little misguided in his approach to doing so. But if you get Bruce Allen and then you go get Mike Shanahan, maybe you've got the right formula there."

What will Monday bring?

There's a typical Monday scheduled at Redskins Park: open locker room for the media at 11, followed by Jim Zorn's presser at 12:25.

By Rick Maese  |  January 3, 2010; 10:05 PM ET
 
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FIRST to say- thank god the season is over!!! on to the offseason where we're always champs!!!!!

Posted by: cancunlizzard | January 3, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Is it a race 2nite?

Who can start a new thread first?

I want in, dammit.

Posted by: Vicc | January 3, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

and please, please, please no qb at #4!!!! we need some beef up front!!!

Posted by: cancunlizzard | January 3, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

What will Monday bring?

There's a typical Monday scheduled at Redskins Park: open locker room for the media at 11, followed by Jim Zorn's presser at 12:25.

By Rick Maese


How-a-bout 20 new threads?

Posted by: Vicc | January 3, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

"In pursuit of Chargers running back Michael Bennett, Griffin and Fletcher banged helmets as Bennett ducked to avoid being hit."

They're stealing our shtick!

signed,

Moe, Larry and Curly

Posted by: TubularBells | January 3, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm setting the under over for media outlets camped out at Redskins Park awaiting news of the execution at 15. And I'll take the over.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 3, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

-Lynch: 'Gut feeling' Shanahan will coach Redskins
-Griffin says he's fine after frightening collision
-Redskins see Chargers' best only briefly
-Rogers' future with Redskins is out of his hands
-Haynesworth has 'already started' training for fall

The RI staff is getting lazy now that the season is over. Only 5 new threads in the past hour!

Posted by: TubularBells | January 3, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Interesting how these HC musical chairs work out. Not too long ago Shanny was being courted by the Skins, Buff and Dal. Now it looks like it is the Skins and nobody else. And how about the Car job? It was supposed to be going to Cow, ideal since he resides there. And now Fox is coming back and Cow is slumming around making noises like he wants the Buff job! Danny might pull some kind of fast one with all this flux afloat, but all the reports have made the Danny & Shanny Show a foregone conclusion.

Posted by: TubularBells | January 3, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

FANTASTIC that we got the # 4 pick! And the 36th pick...

Now let's just pray we get the right HC, OC and DC.

Go Skins!!

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 3, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Rogers' future with Redskins is out of his hands

Heh, heh. Just like all them intercepts the dud dropped were "out of his hands".

Posted by: TubularBells | January 3, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

You know, there is something else to consider. If there is not a new CBA before FA starts there is the possibility that there won't be a contract in place for 2011 and that 2011 may be a lock out year. If that were to happen the coaching staff still gets paid. Shanahan will certainly want lots of money to come here and rumor is that Cowher will not be coaching this year. So, do the Redskins maybe let Zorn play out the string and wait one more year before getting a new HC and maybe then go after Cowher?

If 2011 is a lockout year then they've saved a substantial sum as most coaching contracts will have expired. If it isn't then you hopefully have a better cast of players for any new HC you do hire and maybe a cleaned up salary cap.

Posted by: elkiii_2008 | January 3, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

The only good thing about today's loss is that it puts us in position to take Okung at #4. I still am frightened we may end up with Clausen. You never know with the skins.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | January 3, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Hey Ray,

we have a regular group then with MistaMoe and you.

It's freezing here like 41 degrees right now going to the 20's brrrr

Posted by: noonefromtampa | January 3, 2010 10:29 PM

Posted by: noonefromtampa | January 3, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

I really hope they do get Shanny. This team hasn't had a good offensive mind since Norv, (and no, Spurrier doesn't count)and that's what's been missing here for a decade, someone who can coach a good offense.
Everyone expects or thinks the Rams will take Clausen with the first pick. But the Rams might trade down with someone who really wants Suh or Okung bad, and still probably be able to pick up Clausen. That would ruin any hopes of landing Suh or Okung. And at the current spot, I don't know who would be available that a team has to have for the Skins to be able to trade down. Should be interesting..

Posted by: ga8085 | January 3, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

If there is a lockout, will they hire scab players like in 1987?

Posted by: jiacinto | January 3, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

As "they" say..... ( not sure who 'they' are )

IT IS ALWAYS DARKEST BEFORE THE DAWN!

Well, I'm waving my hand in front of my face and can't see anything.....

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | January 3, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

After hearing what all the Redskin Fans have been saying + The Washington Redskins staff allegedly evaluating our 2008 slide was due to the offensive line and not addressing it, i gotta catch my breath,

It's kinda crazy to believe our team won't pick an offensive linemen.

Posted by: Vicc | January 3, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey Ray,

we have a regular group then with MistaMoe and you.

It's freezing here like 41 degrees right now going to the 20's brrrr

Posted by: noonefromtampa | January 3, 2010 10:29 PM
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Comon. Stop rubbing it in. It was a high of 23 today in CT with flurries all day. Not nice.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 3, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

sup T. Bells?

I think ya scared "MistaMoe" away.

oh

have you seen littlegreenbag or the Vance Bros lately?

Posted by: Vicc | January 3, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

According to NFL.com

Shanahan already has been diligently working to secure a staff, likely to include son Kyle as offensive coordinator, Bob Slowik as a defensive coach, and Jim and Jeff Goodman in personnel capacities. Shanahan also is interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, according to sources. Zimmer's contract expires at season's end.

Zorn and top assistant Sherman Smith are leading candidates to join the Cleveland Browns' staff under their mentor, new team president Mike Holmgren, if he opts to replace coach Eric Mangini there.

Posted by: cocodc1 | January 3, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Dont forget that Medium was hired to be OC. What HC in his right mind would want to come in without his own picks for OC-DC.
Does Shanny have the right personality to get into players faces (CP) and tell them - no practice = no play.
Looked at three boards and they all show us picking OT's first round, but knowing Shanny's love for QB's that can read defenses and put the ball in tight places, expect a QB in 1st rd.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | January 3, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

thats not from nfl.com. its from jaLac at nfl.com

there is a difference.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 3, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Lynch made many great points today during the game. Around six minutes left in the second quarter, Lynch described JC 17 in a nutshell...not very accurate, doesn't think quick enough while standing still, and is good on the run.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | January 3, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Thank You, Jim Zorn

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 3, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse


According to NFL.com

Shanahan already has been diligently working to secure a staff, likely to include son Kyle as offensive coordinator, Bob Slowik as a defensive coach, and Jim and Jeff Goodman in personnel capacities. Shanahan also is interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, according to sources. Zimmer's contract expires at season's end.

Zorn and top assistant Sherman Smith are leading candidates to join the Cleveland Browns' staff under their mentor, new team president Mike Holmgren, if he opts to replace coach Eric Mangini there.

Posted by: cocodc1 | January 3, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse


What the f#$&? His son? Give me a break. What, Marty's son isn't available? Baby Shanahan better come in and pipe down. This isn't the lovely ways of Mile High Denver. What about his wife as Team Mom? Daughter as "Head" Cheerleader? Mom as Chunky Soup lady. Oh, and Shanahan did pretty well for the Raiders.

Posted by: duh2mag | January 3, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Of course Lynch didn't tell us bloggers here at RI somethibng we didn't already know.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | January 3, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

A chilly 77 today here in LA. Brrr!

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 3, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Shanny's teams never did squat without Elway, one the greatest qb's in league history. How good is he really, and how much was Elway?

and he made terrible personnel decisions (along with good ones) that left denver with basically the worst defensive line in the nfl.

so what can we expect? some semblance of a good offense coupled with a return of the Jamal Duff and Stanley Richard defense?

Posted by: divi3 | January 3, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

His son has experience with the job Duh

Posted by: Mike4169 | January 3, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

I think Kyle would be a candidate to take over for his dad to coach the Skins when he retires again in 5-7 years. Kyle is apparently one of the "rising stars" of the NFL coaching world. The youngest coach to hold a bunch of spots.

Posted by: Mike4169 | January 3, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Is a "gut feeling" the same thing as "another set of eyes"?

Posted by: dsda3731 | January 3, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Lynch made many great points today during the game. Around six minutes left in the second quarter, Lynch described JC 17 in a nutshell...not very accurate, doesn't think quick enough while standing still, and is good on the run.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | January 3, 2010 10:48 PM |

Jaws made an azz of himself at the onset of the Skins MNF debacle with the Giants by talking up Camp's strong points. To be fair, it was coming off two of his better games against NO and Oak. Still he should have known better than to skate out on such thin ice.

Posted by: TubularBells | January 3, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Keep in mind Kyle Shanahan is the Offensive guru of the Texans as we speak which I believe is the 4th best Offense in the NFL.

Posted by: Mike4169 | January 3, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Thank You, Jim Zorn

Posted by: Chia_Pet


`

*chuckle*

Gotta luv the [Outta da Box] thinkers.

Posted by: Vicc | January 3, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

What the f#$&?

Posted by: duh2mag


`
It's okay. You can say 'frak' on RI.

Posted by: Vicc | January 3, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

John Elway never won anything without Mike Shanahan.

And Chuck Noll never won anything without Terry Bradshaw.


Shanahan is the best pedigreed, most experienced HC candidate out there. Cowher is a level down and then Billick is similar but a little lower.

All three are known entities and "good" hires.

After that you are taking a flyer on a washed up has been (think Fassel), an up and coming coordinator, or a college guy.

At this juncture, I'll take Shanny if we can get him with BA; Snyder is much more likely to sit patiently in the corner while not interfering.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 3, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

M. Shanahan's "nothing" that people keep saying lol

Accomplishments

* Posted the most wins in pro football history during a three-year period (46 in 1996–98).
* Won the most postseason games in history over a two-year period (seven, 1997–98).
* Been undefeated and untied for three consecutive regular seasons (1996–98) at home, just the second team ever to be undefeated and untied at home in three consecutive years. The Miami Dolphins posted three consecutive seasons of untied undefeated home records from 1972 to 1974. Including playoff games, the Dolphins had won 31 consecutive home games from 1971 to 1974. Oddly enough, in 1999 on the opening Monday Night Football game, the Miami Dolphins ended the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos streak with a 38–21 win in Denver.
* In 2004, he joined the exclusive club of head coaches to post 100 wins in his first 10 seasons with one club, finishing the campaign and decade tied for fourth on this ultra-impressive list of 12 coaches, six of whom are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
* Has the second most victories against the Oakland Raiders with a record of 21–7. Only Marty Schottenheimer has a better W–L record with a 27–6 record against the Raiders.
* Joins Vince Lombardi, Don Shula, Chuck Noll, Jimmy Johnson and Bill Belichick as the only six coaches to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
* He is the second coach in history to win two Super Bowl titles in his first four years coaching a team (Shula did it first with the Miami Dolphins in 1972 and 1973 and Belichick did it later, winning two Super Bowls in his first four seasons in New England in 2001 and 2003).
* Highest winning percentage in Denver history (.646).
* Shanahan is among seven coaches in pro football history to post four wins in one postseason along with Tom Flores, Joe Gibbs, Brian Billick, Bill Cowher, Tony Dungy and Tom Coughlin.
* The all-time high of 636 points in a season came from the 1994 Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers, for whom Shanahan was the offensive coordinator. This was eclipsed during the 2007 season when the New England Patriots scored 589 points in the regular season and 66 points in the postseason for a total of 655 points.
* During his NFL career, Shanahan has been a part of teams that have played in 10 Conference Championship Games, in addition to his six Super Bowl appearances, five with Denver and Super Bowl XXIX with San Francisco.

Posted by: Mike4169 | January 3, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

The state of the Redskins is so abysmal, even Danny Rouhier's videos have lost their charm.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 3, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

You have a problem with the son who is currently OC of the Texans which happen to be:
Number 4 in league in total yds/game
Number 1 in league in passing yds/game
Number 10 in league in scoring/game

I think we could do worst then Kyle.

Posted by: lifelongfan | January 3, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

I think we could do worst then Kyle.

Posted by: lifelongfan | January 3, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse


Yeah, and we have been for two years running.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 3, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Is a "gut feeling" the same thing as "another set of eyes"?

Posted by: dsda3731 | January 3, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse


Email Jason Reid to ask his 'League-Source'

The link is at the top of the page.

Posted by: Vicc | January 3, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Hmm... I heard a week ago Cower was putting together a staff. What if Shanny was just a ruse - he ends up in Buffalo and Cower ends up in D.C.?

But then again, I have to ask myself, who in their right mind would want to be HC of the Skins with Dannyboy playing the great puppet master?

The next 72 hours should prove to be quite interesting. Will it be a new beginning or just another day in the life of Danny's Dysfunctional Dynasty?

Posted by: dmr0834 | January 3, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

If there is a lockout, will they hire scab players like in 1987?

Posted by: jiacinto | January 3, 2010 10:33 PM

K Reeves at QB.

Posted by: skinfanman | January 3, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

I don't see Shanahan as the top quality. He has an arrogance that ppl seem to be dismissing.

Schottenheimer 2.0? There's quality. His son Brian would come here, too...

Trade for John Fox or purchase his buyout - that guy has consistently kept his teams in the mix.

Cowher doesn't want to pressure of this market but he would be a good choice.

Gibbs 3.0? How about Bugel and therefore make a statement about investing in the OL?

Billick would be a good choice, too.

I might even say Zorn stays if they can guarantee changes elsewhere - notably the O Line.

Plenty of quality. They ought to do a complete search instead of the typical annointing.


Posted by: dsda3731 | January 3, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

since everyone seems to be hiring siblings, BA oughta hire his brother. That macaca might work wonders.

Posted by: dsda3731 | January 3, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse

The Patriots have the most arrogant coach there could be and it works there. Arrogance is not a huge deal as long as you win and he did.

Posted by: Mike4169 | January 3, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

"* Has the second most victories against the Oakland Raiders with a record of 21–7."

wow, great stat.

seriously though, shanny has a .87 winning% with elway and a .55% without him.

fair to wonder how much was elway

Posted by: divi3 | January 3, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

They did a late out of the age "search" last time...and got stuck with Zorn.

o, anointing of Shanahan is just fine with me.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 3, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is prepared to back up the truck to land Mike Shanahan as the next head coach of the team.

A report surfaced late Friday that the contract the Redskins have ready for the former Broncos coach to sign is in the neighborhood of $50 million.

Mike Florio of PFT speculates that the deal is probably for five years, earning Shanahan $10 million annually.


You can hate THE DAN but he is willing to spend to win. I think this time he is really getting out of the way too.

Posted by: Mike4169 | January 3, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

You can hate THE DAN but he is willing to spend to win. I think this time he is really getting out of the way too.

Posted by: Mike4169 | January 3, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

I agree.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 3, 2010 11:35 PM | Report abuse

5/50mill???

probably 100% of it guaranteed.

guess Danny never learns

Posted by: divi3 | January 3, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

"The night over, the season finished, Campbell stopped by a table, put some chicken in a Styrofoam container and carried his bag onto the team bus."

Rick Maese

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kinda sad really.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 3, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Thank You, JC17.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 3, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

None of the established HC candidates out there are unblemished. Shanahan's post-Elway record isn't all that great. Cowher is a product of the Steeler "system", Billick couldn't coax even mediocre results from his Ravens offenses, and he wasn't the coach responsible for those defenses.

Given that the Broncos were almost always playoff contenders even after Elway retired, I think Shanahan is as good a choice as any. You have to think he'll get the offensive line patched up pretty quickly.

Posted by: acoberst1 | January 3, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Don Shula will be introduced as the next HC of the Washington Redskins.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 3, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Hello Jimmy Claussen.

Welcome to Redskins Park.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 3, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Brandon Marshall will be a Redskin in 2010. Book it.

Posted by: kilmer55 | January 3, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

"None of the established HC candidates out there are unblemished."

no doubt, but a real GM finds/gets the up-n-coming coordinator who has run an elite unit and has the fire in his belly to win a SB at all costs.

guaranteeing Shanahon $50mill smacks of signing the high priced FA who was successful elsewhere. The win immediately, ez way out approach that hasnt worked.

hope it works this time...

Posted by: divi3 | January 3, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

You mean Brandon Lloyd, right?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 3, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

If they do pick a QB with #1 I hope it is Clausen. At least we can make some jokes about Clausen; the quaterback that crunches when you hit him. I do not know if anyone remembers the Clausen pickle commercials.

Posted by: m_p_holmes | January 3, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

"Brandon Marshall will be a Redskin in 2010. Book it.

Posted by: kilmer55"

probably trade Fred Davis to get him

Posted by: divi3 | January 3, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

I do not think Shanahan had a very good relationship with Brandon Marshall. Supposing Shanahan is the next head coach.

Posted by: m_p_holmes | January 4, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Brandon Marshall will be a Redskin in 2010. Book it.

Posted by: kilmer55 | January 3, 2010 11:51 PM

Considering he is a RFA...What draft picks would you like to give up for him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 4, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

Y'all snuck in to see if any changes had been made before bed. I know I did. Soon enough, I guess.

Posted by: RomoShortball | January 4, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Brandon Marshall?

Malcolm Kelly showed us something today.

He can get open, catch, and run.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 4, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

I would not give a 1st or 3rd if he is such a problem why would you give anything up for him. I think the Mcnitwit has painted himself in a corner and now they will have to deal from a postion of weakness. Do you think they will tender him 3.5M and let him sit on the bench?

Posted by: m_p_holmes | January 4, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

If there is no cap next year, that makes Marshall an unrestricted free agent. He seems to want out in Denver. He will follow the money. Not sure about relationship with Shanahan. Was it Marshall or Shanahan that made Cutler look good in Denver?

Posted by: kilmer55 | January 4, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Wow, I cannot wait for the draft...just my idea a little joke, OK?

But since it's being discussed -- for goodness sakes Danny -- trade down!!! You team need buddies!

Posted by: Pepper5 | January 4, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

I would not give up a 1st and a 3rd for Brandon Marshall. Since Mcnitwit has already showed his hand he will have to deal from a position of weakness. Make a trade evidently Mcnitwit doest not like their tight-end either. Maybe Sleepy Davis for Brandon Marshall straight-up.

Posted by: m_p_holmes | January 4, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

no cap and he's a restricted FA, if denver tenders him the highest level offer and we beat that, we owe them a 1st and 3rd unless a deal is struck...like giving them fred davis

anyways, hopefully we stay far away from him

Posted by: divi3 | January 4, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Brandon Marshall will be a Redskin in 2010. Book it.

Posted by: kilmer55

Not happening. Heard a report today that if Shanahan had not been fired by Denver he planned to trade Brandon Marshall.

Posted by: Lisa_R | January 4, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Even if Marshall was free agent they could slap Franchise tag on him that would have a 2 high draft pick price and we are not that stupid are we?? are we? Bueller?

Posted by: kilmer55 | January 4, 2010 12:21 AM | Report abuse

wait, wait...isnt Bruce Allen in charge of personnel?

ha

Posted by: divi3 | January 4, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse


Brandon Marshall will be a Redskin in 2010. Book it.

Posted by: kilmer55 | January 3, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse


Hmmm, Brandon Marshall and the Broncos highest #1 for our number 4 overall? Probably get a 3rd or 4th out of them too.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 4, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

The team plane should be landing soon. I wonder if anyone eill ask Zorn if he is still head coach?

Posted by: noonefromtampa | January 4, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

The team plane should be landing soon. I wonder if anyone will ask Zorn if he is still head coach?

Posted by: noonefromtampa | January 4, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

Do you think the Skins would pass on Okung in favor of Eric Berry? He is a stud who compares favorably to Ed Reed and we were weak at safety this year. Our offensive line needs are glaring, I don't think Allen could possibly pass on a guy who most say could come in and start at either tackle his first year. Snyder on the other hand, probably would love the dynamic player that Berry represents.

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | January 4, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Just don't take QB with 4th pick

Posted by: kilmer55 | January 4, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

Do you think the Skins would pass on Okung in favor of Eric Berry? He is a stud who compares favorably to Ed Reed and we were weak at safety this year. Our offensive line needs are glaring, I don't think Allen could possibly pass on a guy who most say could come in and start at either tackle his first year. Snyder on the other hand, probably would love the dynamic player that Berry represents.

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | January 4, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

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i really hope not, everyone knows the real need on this team is the o-line...okung can be the next chris samuels for us

as far as berry goes, he plays SS and we already have landry who "should" be playing SS anyway...we already have too many SS's on this team - doughty, landry, and horton

we need to go after a real need instead of a perceived need

Posted by: AhsanFamily | January 4, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

I had "on the flight back from San Diego, in the wee hours of the night of January 3/4" in the "when will Zorn be fired?" poll.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 4, 2010 12:56 AM | Report abuse

I agree taht we need to go Okung if he is there... Berry can play FS...he is being compared to ST (RIP). IMO, Okung is the pic kbecaseu its less risky.... you can pencil in Okung at LT for ten years barring the extreme freak injury. If he blows a knee for example, he can come back from that and still compete. With an athletic skill type player such as Berry, losing half a step takes him out of his superior realm.

And a QB is a crap shoot: see Shuler, Heath as primary reference.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 4, 2010 12:59 AM | Report abuse

What will Monday bring?

There's a typical Monday scheduled at Redskins Park: open locker room for the media at 11, followed by Zorn's presser at 12:25...

--REDSKIN INSIDER

...followed by ceremonial Tar and feathering at 12:40.

Posted by: TheCork | January 4, 2010 1:17 AM | Report abuse

Brandon Marshall?

Malcolm Kelly showed us something today.

He can get open, catch, and run.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 4, 2010 12:06 AM |

Was this against scrubs or the starters?

Posted by: TubularBells | January 4, 2010 1:57 AM | Report abuse

Brandon Marshall?

Malcolm Kelly showed us something today.

He can get open, catch, and run.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | January 4, 2010 12:06 AM |

Was this against scrubs or the starters?

Posted by: TubularBells | January 4, 2010 1:57 AM | Report abuse


Generally, scrubs...just as his last big performance which was against the Saints... the Leigh Torrance having Saints!...was against scrubs.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 4, 2010 2:15 AM | Report abuse

JC17 will not mourn the day Zorn is fired.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 4, 2010 2:35 AM | Report abuse

ITS OFFICIAL:

@lindsayczarniak (via Twitter)

Team source: Jim Zorn was fired as head coach upon teams return from San Diego - is clearing out of Skins Park

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | January 4, 2010 4:45 AM | Report abuse

Another new coach and another 10 years of misery. Every year brings promise of next year and next year is always worst than the last. This is the worst franchise in all of sports and will be as long as Danny Boy owns the team.

Posted by: antman528 | January 4, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Maybe if we can't get Brandon Marshall, we can bring back Brandon Lloyd (but he can't play at indoor stadiums because the lights might get in his eyes!!)

Posted by: fearturtle44 | January 4, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

I hope Allen and the new coach (cough.. Shanahan), would fool a lot of other teams thinking we'll pick a QB and then lure them to surrender a 1st and a 2nd rd pick. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! then ultimately still get Russell Okung and two 2nd rounders which should be another lineman and an outside LB so that Brian Orakpo can go back to DE full time! Go Skins 2010! Fans should be patient, they won't turn it around in one year but if the culture changes for the better and the formula is being implemented the right way I can wait for a great final product!

P.S. Dump Haynesworthless , Me-Angelo Hall, Southeast Jerome Portis, Randle El, Rogers, Moss and release all the old OLINE and Dline, we got Carter Orakpo and Golston to start with the Dline. Trade Landry for draft picks!

Posted by: datruth21 | January 4, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

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