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Maake Kemoeatu takes it easy after heat exhaustion

A day after battling heat exhaustion, starting nose tackle Maake Kemoeatu sat out practice Wednesday at Redskins Park.

"It was just the heat, man, it was just hot," Kemoeatu said. "They gave me a break today to get ready for Friday."

The Redskins kick off their preseason schedule Friday night against the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field. Kemoeatu expects to be in the opening lineup.

"Oh, yeah, man," he said. "That's what I've been working for."

Kemoeatu, who sat out the 2009 season because of an achilles injury, impressed team officials with his tireless work ethic while he rehabbed at the complex for most of the offseason. Ray Wright, Washington's strength and conditioning coach, went to Hawaii before training camp to continue to help Kemoeatu prepare for the season.

Although Kemoeatu, beginning his ninth season, has worked in heat often in his career, the last two days in Ashburn have been especially difficult.

"Man, it's even hotter now with the helmet and the pads," he said. "It's not just the temperature. I was feeling it a lot. Especially yesterday."

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has praised Kemoeatu since the former Carolina Panther signed with team in March. "The kid's been fighting through it," Haslett said. "The guy missed all last year with the torn achilles. He hasn't has a day off. He's fought through it.

"He didn't want a day off. I asked him. He said, 'I don't need a day off. I need to get through this.' Cause once you get back, you're wearing helmets, shoulder pads, guys hitting. I think he's done a great job. He's a lot faster than I remember and he's a lot quicker than I remember. He's a big man in the middle."

By Jason Reid  |  August 11, 2010; 3:11 PM ET
 
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Comments

Big guy deserves a break

Posted by: PlayAction | August 11, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Kemo should get on the Haynesworth conditioning program.

Posted by: Themightymeateater | August 11, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

twisi

"MistaMoe Rogers has been playing FS. I think the DBs will end up having 11 on the active roster w/ both Westbrook and Holmes playing primarily on teams."

So CR playing over the slot, starting at corner, and learning to be a back up safety?

Whereas I like the idea of using a cover corner as FS, I look at an untested 3rd rounder in Barnes, and wonder why not train him up as a versitile d-back: safety/corner.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 11, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

oh, no, f'in conditioning problem. right, HATERS, this guy is poorly conditioned and should be executed to make an example of.

conditioning issues, make him pass the totally lame conditioning test

Posted by: pabrian2003 | August 11, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

rogers starting and in the slot for nickel, IN YOUR FACES HATERS

Posted by: pabrian2003 | August 11, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

rogers still sucks....nickel, dime, slot, safety, double move that you can't do nothing about, he sucks....thats not up for debate...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 11, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Oh hell no! 4th, isn't this guy your rep? Impeach!

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Politician-in-Redskins-country-lied-about-playin?urn=nfl-261541

Posted by: 4-12 | August 11, 2010 2:22 PM

I guess he is my rep! Too bad I don't delve into Landover politics...lol..

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 11, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers drops more balls than Gianna Michaels, Sasha Grey, and Jenna Jameson combined.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 11, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone heard if AH passed his conditioning test yet?

Posted by: PlayAction | August 11, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I think AH actually ate his conditioning test.

Now whether or not he's actually "passed" what he ate is another story.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 11, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I think Haslett has plans for CR22. He is the only corner that he trust to use his physicality, cant blame him after watching d.halls attempt at slowing people down with his body.

Posted by: Stu27 | August 11, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

rogers still sucks....nickel, dime, slot, safety, double move that you can't do nothing about, he sucks....thats not up for debate...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 11, 2010 3:37 PM
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Bullsh!t....this is very debatable

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 11, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Bullsh!t....this is very debatable

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 11, 2010 3:56 PM

Beantown and jcnjcnj gonna debate! This is gonna be good.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Beantown and jcnjcnj gonna debate! This is gonna be good.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 4:00 PM
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LOL that's funny...stop instigating!

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 11, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Beantown and jcnjcnj gonna debate! This is gonna be good.

Posted by: beep-beep

define 'good'

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 11, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

conditioning issues, make him pass the totally lame conditioning test

Posted by: pabrian2003 | August 11, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Haslett said it was because he didn't eat breakfast or lunch and he wasn't drinking enough water.

He doesn't need the conditioning test, he needs a class on how to take care of your body.

Posted by: Original_etrod | August 11, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

One of things I'm looking forward to this season: Bamas showing groupie-type love to Haynesworth and Rogers.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 11, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

One of things I'm looking forward to this season: Bamas showing groupie-type love to Haynesworth and Rogers.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 11, 2010 4:04 PM
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are you saying anyone who doesn't hate on Haney and Rogers are groupies?

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 11, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm not debating whats not up for debate....9th overall pick in the draft, 6 interceptions in 5 years....what is there to debate about??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 11, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

define 'good'

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 11, 2010 4:02 PM

Won't end with "agree to disagree."

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers is very talented and can play lights out when his head is right.

His problem is mental toughness. He doesn't play well with a bruised ego.

Haslett has been pumping him up all off season and Rogers is responding by raising his level of play.

Not to mention that Double move is playing for a contract this season.

As long a he thinks he's the man and that he's going to get paid next year, Rogers will be a stud.

The true test of his mettle will come if and when there is a perceived threat to his status as the man (for example if K Barnes continues to improve and starts taking playing time away from him).

Posted by: Original_etrod | August 11, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I'm not debating whats not up for debate....9th overall pick in the draft, 6 interceptions in 5 years....what is there to debate about??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 11, 2010 4:07 PM
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is this not the start of the debate you don't want to have?

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 11, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 11, 2010 4:07 PM

Not at all. It's just that a lot of posters are so extreme with their positions (one might say hysterical) that when the guys they have been hating on play well this year its going to be like a Justin Beiber/Jonas Brothers concert in a stadium filled with tween girls up here.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 11, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Original_etrod | August 11, 2010 4:09 PM
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I agree with most of this...i think Rogers had a problem with the way Blache handled him and that got him in a funk...but he doesn't suck the way people say

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 11, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

yes, lh, if I compliment Hands of Stone when/if he does something good this year, after 5 years of mediocre to poor play, that means I'm a groupie of his....right...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | August 11, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Heat exhaustion? For a dude from Hawaii?

Y'all have a team full of fat slobs with soft, ever-expanding bellies! If they're not gasping for air, they're reaching for the water bottles (or biscuits 'n gravy). Come to think of it, you don't have one player on your entire defensive line who could play for the Cowboys. And please don't mention that sloth Haynesgirth. He's semi-retired from what I hear.

Pathethic pretenders.

And one more thing. Don't flatter yourself: I am not nor will I ever be a Deadskins fan. I honestly think your cheerleaders might be better football players than the tubs of goo y'all routinely roll out on the field. One thing is for sure, the cheerleaders are every bit as beefy as the players. Again, to each his own.

Be sure and fumigate UPS Stadium before my 'Boys get to town. We're not bringing anything back to Texas except a 'W'.

Peace.

Posted by: MrIrvin88 | August 11, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

lh -- Wait until JC and Colt take the Raiders to the playoffs.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 11, 2010 4:15 PM
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OK..i agree those bamas should be hung...i'll hold the rope

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 11, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Bean, do you have any friends? I'm having a hard time imaging you do. But if so, do you lie in wait for them to voice an opinion and if you disagree do you get all hysterical and call them idiots or is all that bluster reserved for the internet?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 11, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

*imagining

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 11, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MrIrvin88 | August 11, 2010 4:21 PM
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when you come in town on 9/12 to see the game..let me know..i got jumbo's and red tops...you crackhead!

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 11, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: learnedhand1 | August 11, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Beantown and jcnjcnj gonna debate! This is gonna be good.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 4:00 PM

Okay, I was wrong. These two haven't got it. I've seen stare-downs with more action than these two put into it. Let's see if we can get scamp and RedDMV started. Hey, Red, scamp called you a sissy. You gonna take that?

Posted by: beep-beep | August 11, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

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