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Redskins will place Malcolm Kelly on injured reserve

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said the team will place injury-plagued wide receiver Malcolm Kelly on injured reserve Tuesday, ending the third-year player's season because of a recurring hamstring problem.

Kelly, who practiced just three times during training camp and the preseason, suffered a setback during Monday's workout, his first since July 30. Further evaluation showed that he would likely miss six weeks, Shanahan said.

"When he first came back, I don't know if everybody remembers, he actually practiced the first day, and then he came in the second day and went all the way through individual drills, and then he felt like it was tight," Shanahan said. "About three days later, we worked him out again. We were going through treatment, and when he was going full-speed, he felt it tear again. I think that's the one that really set him back.

"When he first came in, I thought he was going to be OK. And then through rehab, when he tried to go full-blast or full-speed, I think that's where he really hurt himself and set himself back. So I don't think he'll be able to go for a few more weeks, so that's why we're going to put him on IR. For a six-week injury, you put somebody on IR."

The injury whittles the group of potential Redskins receivers to nine - for perhaps as many as six spots - and costs Washington its tallest target. The 6-foot-4, 226-pounder was a second-round pick in the 2008 draft, a time when the team was under the regime of former general manager Vinny Cerrato . In two seasons, he has 28 catches for 365 yards and no touchdowns in 21 games, nine of them starts. He was inactive for 11 games during his rookie season, when he battled chronic knee problems.

The Redskins could have released Kelly Tuesday, reaching an injury settlement. By putting him on injured reserve, they retain his rights for the future. Shanahan, though, made it clear that Kelly is guaranteed nothing with the Redskins - even after his hamstring heals.

"When somebody gets well, you can release them then," Shanahan said. "You still have that ability. A lot has to do with how he works relative to getting healthy. I like the guy as a person. I think he's got a lot of qualities you look for in a football player. The main thing is can he get out there on the football player eventually and play. If I see the right type of work ethic and him doing the little things, the little things the right way, he's got a much better opportunity to be with us next year, but I'll evaluate that as time goes on."

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 31, 2010; 1:54 PM ET
Categories:  Malcolm Kelly , Mike Shanahan , wide receivers  
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Keim: IR for MK12

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 31, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

This makes sense. I think they have paid MK most of his 2010 salary already. So they keep him for one more year.

Remaining cuts:

James DEearth, HOward Green, Shay Hodge, and Wil Montgomery.

Posted by: frediefritz | August 31, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

---"So I don't think he'll be able to go for a few more weeks, so that's why we're going to put him on IR. For a six-week injury, you put somebody on IR."---

Jason - Does this mean Kareem Moore is going on IR?

Or is Shanahan making excuses?

Posted by: justmy2 | August 31, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

called it. And, yeah, it does make sense. Wonder if we'll still go 6 deep at WR for final roster.

Posted by: pgugino | August 31, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Definitely makes sense to put him on IR instead of releasing him. We don't lose anything by keeping him (except a little of Snyder's money) and who knows...he could end up being a contributor next year and beyond. At least worth one more shot of OTAs and training camp before cutting ties if he can't stay healthy. No one can argue about his talent.

Posted by: Section104 | August 31, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

6 Receivers? Cool:

Moss
Galloway
Armstrong
Banks
Thomas
Williams

The last two, just for the height. Unless Hodge has something we haven't seen.

Didn't know how serious Bryant's leg was yestidday, but since it seems serious we're not goin' there.

Who else has height?

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 31, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

this situation w/ mk12 reminds me of santana moss's hamstring problems early in his career and ed mccathry's injury problems early in his career...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | August 31, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Are the "Hanney Haters" still expecting him to be cut?...haven't heard much from that group...you "Hanney Haters" should impeach that fcuked up mayor JReid the "Hanney jock sniffer"

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 31, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Is there any way to actually verify that a hamstring is just "pulled", if its not actually torn?

I'd love to keep getting hamstring "injuries" in camp and then sit on my couch all year pulling in $1-2M for doing nothing.

Posted by: Rypien11 | August 31, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 31, 2010 2:10 PM

LOL I can't believe you're still here hating on the writers and then calling others "haters". Its been months! Aren't you tired by now?

Posted by: Rypien11 | August 31, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

this situation w/ mk12 reminds me of santana moss's hamstring problems early in his career and ed mccathry's injury problems early in his career...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | August 31, 2010 2:09 PM
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Yeah...he probably needs that HGH...it couldn't thats for sure...if i were MK12 I'd use it to get back to where I need to be and take the 4 game hit...it better than being cut...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 31, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I think this is a smart move. Clearly Shanny sees something in MK. But this has to be 2.5 strikes. If he's not 100% healthy going into next year's camp, he's gone.

Does Shay Hodge have any shot? He seems to be the one guy nobody's talking about. Probably not a great sign for him, but I wouldn't count him out just yet.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | August 31, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Got Beep'd... AGAIN

The notion that Kelly is this once in a generation talent is nothing short of a tragic comedy.

Can someone tell me why is it CRITICAL that they keep him around?

A quick history on Malcolm Kelly:

College: injured
Pros: injured


WTF is this love fest with dude? He has nice hands, yeah well so do I. He has height, and so what? Nice hands and height don't mean sh*t when either your hammy is tweaked or when you've got a bum knee.


Last year it was his knee. This year its the hammy. Next year it'll be his thyroid gland or his pinkie toe or some sh*t...

Marko cut again, huh? The only difference between him and Kelly is that Marko obviously doesn't have the talent or work ethic to stick with a team. Kelly is so injury prone he can't even get on the damn field.... AND when he did get on the field, what exactly did he do that was so 'wow'?


Oh yeah, he had that one nice long catch in that San Diego game in week 17. Real signature moment for him right there.

No, really. Seriously. Because after that he VANISHED from the game. Poof-be-gone!


Please, greg. 'Work with Phillip Daniels'. I thought the plan was to get him healthy, not kill the guy. One weight lifting session.... one lift of a dumbbell and Kelly will simultaneously break every bone in his body similar to when 'Mr. Glass' fell down the steps in 'Unbreakable'.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 31, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

To anyone interested, here's the Monday Night Crew's predictions for the NFC East:

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfceast/post/_/id/17586/video-nfc-east-more-or-less

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | August 31, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Symptoms of a Pulled Hamstring:

* A sudden sharp pain at the back of the leg during exercise-most probably during sprinting or high velocity movements.
* Pain on stretching the muscle (straightening the knee whilst bending forwards).
* Pain on contracting the muscle against resistance.
* Swelling and bruising.
* If the rupture is severe a gap in the muscle may be felt.
* Click here for information on how a hamstring strain is assessed.

Severity of a Pulled Hamstring:

Strains are graded 1, 2 or 3 depending on severity. Grade 1 consists of minor tears within the muscle. A grade 2 is a partial tear in the muscle and grade 3 is a severe or complete rupture of the muscle.

Grade 1: What does it feel like?

* May have tightness in the posterior thigh.
* Probably able to walk normally however will be aware of some discomfort
* Minimal swelling.
* Lying on front and trying to bend the knee against resistance probably won't produce much pain.

Grade 2: What does it feel like?

* Gait will be affected-limp may be present .
* May be associated with occasional sudden twinges of pain during activity.
* May notice swelling.
* Pressure increases pain.
* Flexing the knee against resistance causes pain.
* Might be unable to fully straighten the knee.

Grade 3: What does it feel like?

* Walking severely affected- may need walking aids such as crutches
* Severe pain- particularly during activity such as knee flexion.
* Noticeable swelling visible immediately.


Treatment of a Pulled Hamstring:

What can the athlete do?

It is vitally important that treatment for a pulled hamstring starts immediately following injury. The most important phase for treatment is the first 48 hours post-injury. In this time the following can be carried out by the athlete themselves:

* Use Cold Therapy (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) technique
* Use a compression bandage to minimize intra muscular bleeding.
* Early mobilization of the injured lower limb is vital for the correct rehabilitation of the muscle. This includes stretching and strengthening exercises throughout the pain free range. These can aid with decreasing the swelling in the area. In addition, exercise will ensure that any new material will be laid down in correct orientation thus reducing the risk of subsequent injuries.
* See a sports injury specialist.

What can a Sports Injury Specialist do?

* Use sports massage techniques to speed up recovery- these are extremely important in the rehabilitation of the injury as massage breaks down the new collagen network allowing for correct fibre realignment and minimizing scar tissue. In addition massage can increase the blood flow to the injured area. Visit our sports massage page to learn specialized massage techniques for a pulled hamstring.
* Use ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
* Prescribe a rehabilitation program
* Advise on specific stretches

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | August 31, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

here's a link to the different types of hamstring injuries:

http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/back/hamstrings/hamstringstrain.htm

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | August 31, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

LOL I can't believe you're still here hating on the writers and then calling others "haters". Its been months! Aren't you tired by now?

Posted by: Rypien11 | August 31, 2010 2:14 PM
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where you been?...JReid hasn't changed much so I keep my foot up his a$$...I never get tired of kick him around...are you among the Haney Haters?...just saying..after all the talk all summer about how he needs to go and all...what the word now?..anyway good to hear from you again..i'll be looking for your postings this season..so be careful...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 31, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

"If I see the right type of work ethic and him doing the little things, the little things the right way, he's got a much better opportunity to be with us next year, but I'll evaluate that as time goes on."

That should serve as a notice to Kelly who didn't "warm up" during Hell week. Hopefully he will do everything to get himself healthy and develop a better work ethic.

Posted by: RedCherokee | August 31, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

really? Shanahan has seen Kelly doing the little things the right way? When? It has to be the offseason because Kelly barely did anything in camp.

I figured ol' 1 Foot (because 365 yards of offense in 3 years equals 1 Foot a day) was going to be headed out of town for good.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 31, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse


Kelly:
3 years, 365 yards of offense.

Posted by: zcezcest

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....ahhhhhhhhh..... Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah... ah-ha, ah-ha-ha.... Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.....woooo-hooooo..... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha..... ha-ha... ahhhhhhhh.....

Are you for real? At the rate everyone is sending him get well soon cards, you'd think we have the "next Andre Johnson" on our hands.

Oh, wait...

Posted by: RedDMV | August 31, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 31, 2010 2:22 PM

Been away for a while. Vacations and work and the like. Will be around more now that the season is in effect.

I'm not an Albert fan. He's just not wired the right way. Could he be good if he tried? Sure. Will he be? Probably not, because he doesn't want to put forth the effort.

Posted by: Rypien11 | August 31, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

"Is there any way to actually verify that a hamstring is just "pulled", if its not actually torn?"

There's usually some tearing of muscle fibers in a 'pull' or a 'strain' situation, too. May be a fair amount of bleeding as well.

Posted by: Samson151 | August 31, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

RedD, MK is soooooo Mr. Glass

definitely his new nick.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 31, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Keim: Lendy Holmes cut.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 31, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

6 Receivers? Cool:

Moss
Galloway
Armstrong
Banks
Thomas
Williams


Posted by: DikShuttle | August 31, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone like our draft pick Terrence Austin? I thought he looked quick and confident in his catches against the Jets. He might edge out Williams.

Posted by: quinn3 | August 31, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to Anthony Mix? That dude was TALL.

Posted by: trezmartin | August 31, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Vinnie Cerrato wasted 2 years of drafts on receivers and we still don't have any. Will we ever get out from under that dudes incompetence.

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | August 31, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

"Nice hands and height don't mean sh*t when either your hammy is tweaked or when you've got a bum knee."

Right. That's why he's on IR, not on the active roster.

Posted by: psps23 | August 31, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to Anthony Mix? That dude was TALL.

Posted by: trezmartin


He makes mixtapes with R. Kelly.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 31, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

D@mn! Lendy played FS and corner in college, though he might be worth a close look. Guess he was over his head here.

Posted by: Stu27 | August 31, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I am so tired of hearing all this MK crap first off if he can't stay on the field his height an hands ae irrelevant. He has not produced in 2 years regardless of his potential so they should just cut him

Posted by: BeatDontStop | August 31, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

He got injured again Monday and they're STILL keeping him?? This makes no sense..He'll come back next year with the same royal flush of nagging injuries..If injuries aren't a problem, hey, bring in Antonio Bryant, let him heal for 4 weeks and then throw him in the lineup..Can' hurt..

Posted by: frak | August 31, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

...when he's not in the closet peeing on tweeners.

I can see Austin in there. I had Roydell just 'cause of height. But it's not like Terr is wowing me or anything.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 31, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

psps, the dude has been an injury case since his college days.

Where is the indication that'll change? What are they gonna do, IR him every offseason? Face it: Kelly is injury prone or just isn't tough enough to play through pain.

I don't hate the guy, but the way some of you are holding on to this guy is akin to a chick or dude that can't get over the fact that the person they'd like to be with just isn't for them.


Enough of the "maybe next year.. we can still make it happen... in time" bullsh*t. It's sounds pathetic and delusional at this juncture.

Kelly is what he is: INJURY PRONE

Deal with it.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 31, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

The perks of being a second rounder sure are nice. The latest: Get paid to do nothing

Posted by: ga8085 | August 31, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

My roster prdection 3 threads ago forgot the WR's (5)

Moss
Armstrong
Thomas
Galloway
Austin

Kelly = IR
Banks = PS

Posted by: Zeebs1 | August 31, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Better look out Dusty Dvoracek! MK12 is catching up quick.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2009/dvoracek-most-injured-player-decade

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | August 31, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Keim: Lendy Holmes cut.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 31, 2010 2:31 PM

I liked Lendy. Good luck to him.

Posted by: TWISI | August 31, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Last I heard Mix was in the big house for screwing around with a teenage girl...so prob was hanging with R Kelly.

Posted by: PlayAction | August 31, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly is climbin' in yo windows and snatchin yo' people up...

Better hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your kids....

Posted by: Rypien11 | August 31, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Just cut him outright. He's just one of those players that is continuously riddled with various injuries. Its not meant to be M.Kelly. What blows is the Skins don't have a tall WR. We will just have to hope that the Smurfs Vol.2 show any form of resemblance to the original smurfs and watch a heavy load of the two TE set. I think Fred Davis will get a lot of red zone action this year

Posted by: BacktoGlory | August 31, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

redDmv

"Can someone tell me why is it CRITICAL that they keep him (MK) around?"

I know what you mean.

By keeping MK around, it's like he's the hot, crazy girlfriend who doesn't have sex, but looks too go to let go of.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 31, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm no Cerrato fan by any stretch but the guy who drafted MK and DT in the 2nd round a few years ago also brought in Lorenzo Alexander. Not to mention other little known players like Horton, Doughty, Golston, Heyer, and Wilson who have contributed well given their humble beginnings. He got London Fletcher, DeAngelo Hall, Rocky McIntosh, Brian Orakpo, and Andre Carter. Laveranues Coles has been on 3 teams in the last year but Cerrato dumped him for Moss. And in that same 2nd round where he got MK and DT, he also picked up Fred Davis. That one's looking pretty good too. Look, Vinny was a self-promoting tool and instilled no institutional control over the asylum that was Redskins Park. But the talent on the defensive side of the ball alone -- top 10 in five of the last six years? -- is a testament to some ability on Cerrato's part to identify and sign talented players. Even the best miss from time to time.

Posted by: outsider6 | August 31, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Haters want to hate.
Lovers want to love.
I don't even want none of the above.
I want to piss on you.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | August 31, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

While I agree 100% with REDMV's take on this that Kelly is busted goods, putting him on IR without a salary cap is a shrewd move without any downside.

Posted by: chrislarry | August 31, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

"What blows is the Skins don't have a tall WR."

I'm trying to figure out how an always injured MK was better to hold on to than a healthy Marko Mitchell who could've been 'trained' up.

At least with Mitchell you have body you can put on the field.

But, that 2nd round draft pedigree keeps guys around when they should be gone.

I still sense the team is going to pull some kind of a trigger to add an additional receiver.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 31, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Red, Kelly made it through 16 games last year. If I'm not mistaken, Kelly had only one injury in his 3-year college career (missed the Fiesta Bowl in 2007). Yes the guy is definitely injury prone, but it's pretty much pointless to cut him loose just yet. He literally costs the team nothing more than his one-year salary (which isn't much in comparison with other players). Let's not kid ourselves, it's not like we're keeping Kelly at the expense of stud WRs or stud prospects.

Posted by: psps23 | August 31, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about MK? He can't do anything for the skins this year, so why even discuss him?

Anybody have a McNabb or Portis update for me?

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 31, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

But the talent on the defensive side of the ball alone -- top 10 in five of the last six years? -- is a testament to some ability on Cerrato's part to identify and sign talented players. Even the best miss from time to time.

Posted by: outsider6 | August 31, 2010 2:52 PM

I think Vinnie will never get a fair shake on this board, but this post makes me think outsider6 is Vinnie's handle.

A lot of the guys you credit Vinnie for were Gibbs/Gregg picks. Hard to know what role Vinnie was playing during the Gibbs years. And you can't have a balanced assessment without mentioning the fiascos of Haynesworth and Jason Taylor.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 31, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

"'When somebody gets well, you can release them then,' Shanahan said. . . . 'If I see the right type of work ethic and him doing the little things, the little things the right way, he's got a much better opportunity to be with us next year, but I'll evaluate that as time goes on.'"

There are a lot of great things about being a pro athlete, but job security is NOT one of them.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | August 31, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I'm no Cerrato fan by any stretch but the guy who drafted MK and DT in the 2nd round a few years ago also brought in Lorenzo Alexander. Not to mention other little known players like Horton, Doughty, Golston, Heyer, and Wilson who have contributed well given their humble beginnings. He got London Fletcher, DeAngelo Hall, Rocky McIntosh, Brian Orakpo, and Andre Carter. Laveranues Coles has been on 3 teams in the last year but Cerrato dumped him for Moss. And in that same 2nd round where he got MK and DT, he also picked up Fred Davis. That one's looking pretty good too. Look, Vinny was a self-promoting tool and instilled no institutional control over the asylum that was Redskins Park. But the talent on the defensive side of the ball alone -- top 10 in five of the last six years? -- is a testament to some ability on Cerrato's part to identify and sign talented players. Even the best miss from time to time.

Posted by: outsider6

Horton, Doughty, Golston, Lo Alexander and Heyer have played out of necessity not out of ability.

Of the other guys you mentioned there is 1 or 2 pro bowls total. Over how many years?

A few good picks is the equivalent of a blind squirrel finding a nut.

Cerrato left the Redskins a talent hole that will take about 5 years to dig out.

Posted by: srobert1117 | August 31, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Beep-beep: I couldn't wait for the day Vinny was ousted. But if Gibbs/Williams were really the brains behind some of Vinny's good picks, they're also to blame for some of the weak ones. Except Taylor, of course. Anyway, I think it's great we finally seem to have a group of actual professional football people running things again.

Posted by: outsider6 | August 31, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

"But the talent on the defensive side of the ball alone -- top 10 in five of the last six years? -- is a testament to some ability on Cerrato's part to identify and sign talented players. Even the best miss from time to time."

Posted by: outsider6 | August 31, 2010 2:52 PM

Of course, an alternate explanation is that even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | August 31, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

There are a lot of great things about being a pro athlete, but job security is NOT one of them.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | August 31, 2010 3:02 PM

If job security is what you're looking for, become a GS-13.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 31, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Kelly is what he is: INJURY PRONE

Deal with it.

Posted by: RedDMV | August 31, 2010 2:42 PM

He is who we thought he was.

Sincerely,
Denny Green

Posted by: HokiesSkins | August 31, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Of course, an alternate explanation is that even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | August 31, 2010 3:07 PM

Hooray! It's still cliche day on RI! You can't coach speed! It's not the size of the dog in a fight but the size of the fight in the dog! When you're not the lead dog, the view never changes! They put their pants on one leg at a time, just the same as us!

Posted by: beep-beep | August 31, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Over the years, I think I developed the strange (and useless) knack of recognizing which propsects Vinnie was going to like/go after based on the loop of 6 or 7 highlights ESPN plays when discussing them. This isn't to say I can project college talent into the NFL(I can't), but I came to know what was going to make Vinnie swoon. MK12 was the easiest of all. If college highlights made players, Kelly would've been the greatest receiver since ...hmm...Michael Westbrook??

That said...does anybody remember how everybody doing a draft show in 2008 just loved what Vinnie did on Day 1 that year? The Redskins were on everyone's short list of "winners" that evening. Kind of makes you wonder why we get so worked up about the Draft every year.

Posted by: MColeman51 | August 31, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

That said...does anybody remember how everybody doing a draft show in 2008 just loved what Vinnie did on Day 1 that year?

Posted by: MColeman51 | August 31, 2010 3:19 PM

DT was rated as a top-15 pick on most draft boards and Vinnie got him in the second round. Fred Davis was seen as an incredible bargain. And receivers were what we needed for Jim Zorn's new high octane offense. In retrospect, well since it's cliche day, hindsight is 20-20.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 31, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse


I'm calling Kelly '1 Foot' (because his 365 yards of offense in 3 years is an average of 1 Foot a day).

Which leads me to predict a headline sometime in the next year -- 1 Foot Out the Door

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 31, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

That said...does anybody remember how everybody doing a draft show in 2008 just loved what Vinnie did on Day 1 that year?

Posted by: MColeman51 | August 31, 2010 3:19 PM

DT was rated as a top-15 pick on most draft boards and Vinnie got him in the second round. Fred Davis was seen as an incredible bargain. And receivers were what we needed for Jim Zorn's new high octane offense. In retrospect, well since it's cliche day, hindsight is 20-20.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 31, 2010 3:27 PM

USA Today article from 2008 that says Vinny picked the trio of second rounders to essentially satisfy the fans and the critics...

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2008-04-29-nfc-east-draft-review_N.htm

Posted by: PlayAction | August 31, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

If we're trying to settle a debate over who was a better "GM" and deserved credit for draft picks between Vinnie and Gibbs - don't bother. They both sucked when it came to picking players, managing draft picks and getting genuine value.

Yeah, there were a couple of good pick-ups, but there were far too many train wrecks to say either gets a gold star.

Posted by: edvar | August 31, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm calling Kelly '1 Foot' (because his 365 yards of offense in 3 years is an average of 1 Foot a day).


Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 31, 2010 3:32 PM
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or like from the Cappelle Show...BIG FOOT-little foot

Posted by: jcnjcnj | August 31, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

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