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McCardell Deal

From what I gather this is basically a done deal. Seems like everything is agreed to on both sides and I'd be stunned if WR Keenan McCardell is not practicing with the team by Monday.

The Redskins need to make a roster move to open up space for him, and that minor hurdle will likely be cleared this morning. McCardell has told other NFL players that he's a Redskin.

We'll have to see what all of this means. Yes, they have needed a bigger wideout for a long time, but Keenan has been a free agent for a while now and the timing is interesting, especially with Randle El thriving and Caldwell already here.

My first instinct is this could mean Santana is going to miss at least a few games, and the continued rush to sign vet. WRs - even if only to one year deals - can't speak well to Lloyd's tenure here and everything keeps pointing to him heading elsewhere in the offseason.

Also the Skins worked out 3 LBs, 2 DBs and 2 DL on Thursday, but I don't get the sense they are looking to sign any of them right now but more to get a handle on who is out there should injuries/need arise.
Didn't check on the other positions but I know the LBs all were young guys with NFL experience- Dennis Haley (former Raven), Jordan Beck (former Falcon) and Rian Wallace (former Steeler).

By Jason La Canfora  |  September 30, 2007; 10:42 PM ET
 
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welcome back Jasno

Posted by: Dorf | September 30, 2007 11:01 PM | Report abuse

I think instead of the "Beep Beep" for a new post a program should be made that plays Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek song from the SNL Letter to Sister skit. Include the gun shot sound effect too. Any hamsters want to work on that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-BmkE3nMhI

I can't stop laughing...

Posted by: Dorf | September 30, 2007 11:08 PM | Report abuse

man the eagles are totally blowing this game!

Posted by: realchica | September 30, 2007 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Dorf - You're the only one who thinks that's funny so go laugh by yourself and realize what a loser you are.

Posted by: cHris LaRry | September 30, 2007 11:11 PM | Report abuse

is santana for sure not playing this sunday?

Posted by: realchica | September 30, 2007 11:17 PM | Report abuse

F cHris LaRry

F McNabb

F Monday mornings

F me

going to bed

Posted by: Dorf | September 30, 2007 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Not watching the iggles, but the stats say 12 sacks on McNabb. Twelve??!!

Posted by: bangkokben | September 30, 2007 11:26 PM | Report abuse

I hope McCardell has something left.

Time for Jasno (and the unnamed source) to come clean and call Winston Justice the stiff that he is. A turnstile at Dunn Loring could have done a better job against the rush Sunday night. I'm liking Heyer more and more.

Posted by: Will | October 1, 2007 12:01 AM | Report abuse

YEah, so much for that vaunted Eagles depth on the O-line.

Posted by: Ryan | October 1, 2007 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone else think this season is turning last season on it's head in terms of results? I know it's all about parity in this league but still weird to see.

Posted by: sfskin | October 1, 2007 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Anyone ever see the Seinfeld with Elaine and Kramer and the dog?

The downstairs neighbors pet is causing me to have very similar thoughts.

Posted by: sfskin | October 1, 2007 12:27 AM | Report abuse

So, the Redskins three wides, with MOSS out will be...

Randal El
McCacdell
Caldwell

Three of the five starting OL have been tog\ether for three games or less.

The QB has ten games under his belt.

5-11 is looking good now.

Could be worse. Norv could be the coach.

Posted by: Corkpessimist | October 1, 2007 12:40 AM | Report abuse

How is the left side of the line playing?

I think overall things are going well over there.

Right side needs some work particularly in the running game. I think pass protection is fine.

The Giants would be scary if the were not injury prone punks with a soft QB.

Eagles are done.

Posted by: M&M | October 1, 2007 12:51 AM | Report abuse

F you guys I am going to go play for the Bears, they are an well run organization with a GM.

If they will pay 5 million of AA how much for me. I am just useless I don't lose games.

You will miss me when I am gone!

FFFFFFF YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUU

Posted by: B Lloyd | October 1, 2007 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Romo is not a GOD!

Romo is not a GOD!

Kelly Underwood was not faithful to him because he could not perform all is duties.

He did not run 35 yards after a high snap a fumbling the ball.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Posted by: M&M | October 1, 2007 1:04 AM | Report abuse

To our surprise, we have turned up another scroll from the Book of Jason.

(The full Book of Jason, as translated so far, may be seen at http://redskinsinsiders.wetpaint.com/page/Farstriker%27s+Ballad+of+Jason

Translation of this new scroll is ongoing, but here's what we have so far:

========================

The Book of Jason


========================

The Dream of the Three Archers


========================


Now after this bitter defeat Joseph shut the doors of the temple,
and sent his warriors into the countryside to expiate the sin,
and cleanse their spirits.

No sacrifice now, and no revelry--
Just bitter anguish and (as certain as worms in spoiled meat)
the backbiters. These, happy in unhappiness,
doffed light thoughts and donned stern guises,
gravely recalling whispered warnings that went unheeded.

In the marketplace and around the dinner table,
would-be generals devised new schemes,
assailed the warriors,
and doubted old Joseph himself.
Did he not forget his very warnings about the terrible giants?
Did he not, halting the attack, snatch defeat from assuréd victory?
Did not he himself lose the path, that every child could plainly see?
Thus spoke many.

Nor did Jason escape calumny and backbiters,
ever the companions of defeat.
Had his arrows found their targets, it was said,
the giants would never have pierced the city's defenses.

So Jason wandered the countryside,
seeking solace in solitude.

In the lonely bluffs above the Patawomeke,
High on a dry and dusty ledge,
He spied a crevice nearly hidden in the setting sun,
a narrow gap in solid rock.
He climbed upwards, and found it led
into a small cavern,
with signs of ancient magic.

Inside, midst shards of burgundy and gold,
lay three old bows of yew and horn,
and three arrows of fire-hardened oak.
Upon the walls were runes,
fashioned in the old style,
and ancient battle scenes of red-skinned warriors,
the old hero-archers of the city.

For this place, long deserted, was the cave of songs,
a history of battles painted on the living rock.
Wondering that he had been led here,
Jason sat, regarding the scenes.
Alone, in the still air and the creeping dusk,
he fell into a reverie, and dreamt.

He dreamt he was in a snowstorm, bitter cold,
with furious wind howling round him.
But yet not cold, for before him stood a spirit,
enveloping him in warmth:

"Jason," said the spirit, "I am that Samuel,
called by some the father of archers,
An old warrior for the marble city.
In my days--sixteen long campaigns--
I fought countless battles,
both wining and losing many.
I can tell you of a terrible day when wild bears,
our fiercest enemies through those years,
overwhelmed our city's warriors,
routing us in the mother of all defeats.
Yet we fought those very bears in other battles,
and were not dismayed.

Indeed, in my youth, like unto yours, I slew the bears
in this very snowstorm you see now,
With that bow that you now hold.
Behold the scene, painted on the walls,
these 70 years ago, yet I feel its glory even now.
Today, I may be faintly honored in our hall of fame
by those with scant remembrance:
but know that I have supped on both defeat
and precious victory, and grown withal."

Then the wind whipped up the snow, and hid Samuel from view,
and when it cleared Jason saw a second spirit
. . .

Posted by: farstriker | October 1, 2007 1:24 AM | Report abuse

When was the last time the REDSKINETTES were 4-0? How bout winning the Division? Last but not least a HOME playoff game?

Posted by: Questions for the IDIOTS who like to BRAG about 1 wild card win in this DECADE!! | October 1, 2007 7:00 AM | Report abuse

Gmen wooped some EAGLE ASS, like that 2nd half SHUTOUT & scoring 21 on that kool-aide drinking Defense!!Redskinettes didnt give that game away,It was TAKEN!!

Posted by: Oh ALAN where are you? | October 1, 2007 7:04 AM | Report abuse

So who wants to be first... form an orderly line please.


UGH.

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 7:38 AM | Report abuse

To you newbies.....

It's Monday after a bye week....Santana has not been ruled out...where did that come from?

Secondly, our 3 wide receivers are Santana, Randle El, and Thrash...Caldwell has not even been activated yet and McCardell just signed today.

Posted by: Lisa | October 1, 2007 7:42 AM | Report abuse

I'll be first in line, Redcoat -- with a hug. I imagine you need one today. :-(

Posted by: JustMe | October 1, 2007 7:43 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, Redcoat, don't pi$$ off Duante is the takeaway from that game.

Posted by: cload and daggar | October 1, 2007 7:43 AM | Report abuse

Thanks JustMe. much appreciated. Right now it's hard to see anything good in that game.

It's not surprising that Daunte threw a couple of TDs, but the guy had only 75yds passing for 2 TDs and 30yds rushing for 3 MORE!!! I've had some rough times as a Miami fan but this is absolute rock-bottom, when we give up 299yds on the ground with barely a whimper.

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 7:47 AM | Report abuse

And I even got beaten by SMACK in the Fantasy Football too!! Does it never end?

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Another burnt out player that Gibbs will over pay for. the fact that no one else in the league wants him doesn't seem to mean much... maybe brunnell can trow to him on the sidelines. sigh

Posted by: phillip258 | October 1, 2007 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Wow, I know this is a bye week but I can practically see the tumbleweeds blowing through here!!

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Last week's Jason poem described the giants as hungry for human flesh.

Never doubt the bard:

"We got fed," Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce said. "We don't get any Chunky's Soup commercials, so we have to feed ourselves."

Posted by: farstriker | October 1, 2007 8:12 AM | Report abuse

For starters, F B Lloyd. Damn I hate that guy.

Second, I will be elated if we can get to 4-2 with this pivotal 3-game stretch looming. Detroit and Arizona have proven to be no slouches... and GB, well we have to play them at Lambeau, plus they look pretty darn good too.

Isn't it crazy how a softer, 4th place schedule, can quicky turn into a much more difficult schedule in the span of 4 weeks?

Where is our chance to beat up on St. Louis this year? Where is SF and dare I say, New Orleans? I guess that's just the way the cookie crumbles...

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 1, 2007 8:16 AM | Report abuse

The thing that has surprised me in this season so far is that the 'muddled middle' now looks bigger than ever.

I think you can reasonably suggest that Indy, the Patriots (grr) and Dallas look good for the rest of the season unless inuries strike, but who else would you call out as winning more games than they lose the rest of this year? Green Bay? Maybe, but also maybe not. It gets really hard to see.

A couple of weeks ago Baltimore and Pittsburgh were looking really good, but now what? Even the Jests got turned over badly by a rookie QB against Buffalo!

Seems to me that this year is going to take a lot longer to shape-up than usual, eitehr that or it's going to be a procession for the 3 teams at the top of this list right now.

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 8:24 AM | Report abuse

I love this quote:

Dolphins Head Coach Cam Cameron said of Culpepper's performance. "You have to, in this world, take your hat, when you're getting your rear end kicked, you take your hat and you say, 'Hey'. The sun's going to come up tomorrow and we've got to move on, we've got to go to work."

Can anyone please explain to me what this means? Answers on a postcard to:

Redcoat
c/o Planet Misery
Ashburn
VA 20148

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 8:29 AM | Report abuse

$40 mil. + $15 mil. Bonus + 3rd + 7th round draft picks (this year's draft) + a 3rd in 2008... how's that McGahee trade workin' out?

Signed,

Jamal

Posted by: Jamal Lewis | October 1, 2007 8:35 AM | Report abuse

"cdubb

with no one in the Iggles secondary + a very suspect Gints secondary and what's sure to be our 90/10 pass to throw ratio, over, over, over.

still saying Iggles win this in a shootout..."

And I'm not so good with stock picks either.

Oops.

Adam

Posted by: Anonymous | October 1, 2007 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Lisa
Santana barely stroke fear to Defenses,JC will have to put up over 21 minimum to beat lions,They will score more then that!The WRs on this team that you listed are no more then #3s on other teams!! Dont try to put Randle el in a 1 or 2 spot at WR!Cooley is the only weapon that is a threat and Ds can take him out,Especially if he has to stay in and block?

Posted by: WRs suck on this team | October 1, 2007 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Though I've really got to hand it to Andy Reid for having a plan B when it became apparent that #74 couldn't block Umenyiora without a lot of help. Still waiting to see that plan B Andy, still waiting.

WTF.

Adam

PS So in midway through the 3rd quarter, the Skins fan I'm watching the game with leans over to me and says "I haven't seen protection schemes this bad since Steve Spurrier". Now I know why DC was so pissed during the Spurrier regime.

Posted by: EaglesFan | October 1, 2007 8:47 AM | Report abuse

12 sacks.

Just chew on that for a moment.

12 sacks.

Posted by: farstriker | October 1, 2007 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Redcoat at 8:29, was that some of Cam "Cam" Cameron's vaunted motivational speakage?

Who do the Fins have next week? Ah, you'll be putting on your hats against the Texans, at Houston. Good luck.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 1, 2007 8:51 AM | Report abuse

One thing we can all agree on this morning: F the Giants.

If it's the Giants and Cowboys duking it out for the division title, and our Skins have no shot at the playoffs (God forbid), it's gonna be a long, ugly December. We visit New Jersey Dec. 16, host Dallas Dec. 30. The spoiler role is only so satisfying. Yeah, it's a long way, but I do like to plan ahead.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 1, 2007 8:53 AM | Report abuse

12 sacks may happen when, besides providing zero help to a grossly overmatched tackle, you're hell bent on getting 5 guys out in pass patterns and decide to leave defensive ends unblocked or try to have RBs block D Linemen.

It's not like the Eagles lacked for open people in the Giants secondary. A little max protect to keep Donovan vertical and that might have been more apparent.

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | October 1, 2007 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Yes Nate, that was some of Malcolm's said motivational speechifying.

I've tried decoding his somewhat gnomic speech patterns several different ways to reveal the inscrutably deep insightful thinking contained therein, but still it somehow eludes me.

At this point I am forced to conclude that he's probably just talking shti.

TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-NINE YARDS RUSHING. Inclduing 179yds in the second half alone by a running back whose only claim to fame is that he is Huggy Bear's son.

I really may never get over this. Is this waht it felt like after that 36-0 debacle you guys had against the Gints a few years ago?

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Adam, my sympathies.

I watched as much of last night's game as I could bear, but after a quarter or so of watching your INoffensive line playing "after you Claude" with the Gints pass rushers I didn't have the stomach to watch any more.

Am I right in thinking that McNabb actually eluded the rush a few times as well, so it could even have been worse!?

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Well this Sundays's game will tell us alot. If we win... there is hope for the season. If we lose... Gibbs chopping block will begin...too bad for a HOF coach. I smell a Cowher or John Fox entrance.

Posted by: Jeff | October 1, 2007 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe that Cowher would come to DC except for the money. And by the way, there's no guarantee he gets any success as he probably has to can Grilliams and Saunders to make the place his own.

And Fox just signed a HUGE new contract, so why leave Carolina for that?

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 9:10 AM | Report abuse

I was hoping that the Gints and Iggles would both lose last night. But, since that could not happen, I choose not to watch.

Posted by: Mark (in 21132) | October 1, 2007 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Let me preface this post by saying I think the Ravens are a fine organization with a much better structure and record of success than the Skins (if you have the time, I would recommend "Next Man Up" about the Ravens and their organization by John Feinstein).

However, it is still funny to go back and read Jason's blog at the end of the last year, which I have reproduced below, gushing about the 13-3 Ravens and how they have all the answers. The NFL is a humbling league and the Ravens certainly do not have all the answers right now:

. . .

The Comparison
Okay, I figured you guys would have drummed this up by now, but I guess I'll have to prod you.

Take a look at the quotes in the article I wrote today about how the Ravens revamped their offensive line on the fly, and compare what they did to just about everything the Skins always do, and draw your own conclusions.

The Ravens have gotten production out of basically their entire 2006 draft class, and a bunch of guys from 05 as well, who have given the team superior depth to withstand injuries, etc. They are the anti-Skins.

The whole time I was sitting with Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta, the Ravens director of college scouting and a former Skins intern, I couldn't help but think, "Man, these guys get it. They really all do work together. They all follow Ozzie's vision. This is what an organization is supposed to be."

They are polar opposites from your boys out in Ashburn in almost every way. It was a very refreshing week in Owings Mills. The entire vibe about that franchise is top notch and classy, from the way they embrace and reach out to the former Baltmore Colts in town - you should hear ex-Skins talk privately about how they have been treated by their franchise since The Squire passed on - to their relaxed air.

It's like they know they're doing it the right way, they don't have to try to sell you a bunch of crap about their process, and there is a quiet confidence to what they do. They don't have to try to covince you that they do it right, because the numbers speak for themselves.

Since 1999, 75 percent of their draft picks have played in the NFL, either for the Ravens or elsewhere. Best in the league. Since 1999, they have received 16 compensatory draft picks due to players departing in free agency - like getting two extra drafts. And they used those picks on late-round studs like Bart Scott and Adalius Thomas.

That means they are drafting so well that they can afford to let some draft picks leave as free agents, because they essentially replace them cheaply with the extra comp picks they get. I beleive the Redskins, in that same span since 1999, have received 5 compensatory picks.

I do know this, Baltimore, New England and Philly are at the top of the comp list since 1999 (all receiving like 13 or more additional picks), and the Redskins are lumped in the bottom third with Houston, Cleveland, Arizona.

That really tells you all you need to know.

Posted by: JamesTuthill | October 1, 2007 9:13 AM | Report abuse

I think the next Redskins coach will come out of Snyder Labs. I bet Danny Boy has a team of scientists working on 'recovered' DNA trying to create clones of Vince Lombardi, Bill Walsh et al.

As he would breed them he could sign them to low-cost long-term contracts while still infants, then use accelerated growth techniques to mature them to adulthood rapidly.

Maybe I'm reaching a bit here, but a guy I met in a bar did tell me that Dr Bunsen Honeydew brought his whole team over to work for Danny recently on a 'hush hush' project.

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Redcoat

Donovan may have eluded a sack or two to keep the gints from the sack record, but for what I saw, instead of having the burst to avoid rushers and scramble for yards, he was being caught from behind by linemen and linebackers. Hardly surprising since his knee/legs aren't going to be 100% until NEXT year.

It's yet another reason why Andy Reid might want to consider blocking for DMac instead of relying on him to sidestep/avoid free rushers like he has been able to do in the past.

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | October 1, 2007 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Get ready for a loss at home, you pathetic Redskins fans. Joe Gibbs has been terrible in his second go around, and how are you going to defend all of our WR's? Smoot? HA. Rogers? Double HA.

And what about your WR core? Is Santana Moss out? Who is going to step up, Mr. 40 million Brandon Lloyd?

And if all else fails, at least we have the horrible coaching of Joe Gibbs on our side. You guys could be up 21-0 and we'll still come back and win. Gibbs, please go and coach in the NFC North so we can beat your pathetic, conservative, butt twice a year.

Posted by: Lions Fan | October 1, 2007 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Uh, no shot at the playoffs?? I'll take umbridge at that one. I still think we match up fine against the Gints. Just some minor adjustments & we should compete well.

And Dallas?... well, there has to be a chink in that armor somewhere.

HTTR!

Posted by: Dik | October 1, 2007 9:20 AM | Report abuse

whuzzup w/ the perpetually stalled blog?!

Posted by: Dik | October 1, 2007 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Jeff, if we were to lose Sunday (perish the thought) our record would be 2-2. Two games back of the Cowboys, sure, but otherwise right with the pack in the NFC. Hardly panic time. I wouldn't say we start choppin' just yet.

But then, I have us winning on Sunday, so who am I to say what is what...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 1, 2007 9:22 AM | Report abuse

From PFT.com:

"Keep your eyes and ears open, folks, for news of another ugly incident involving an NFL player.

The news, when it breaks, will conjure memories of the Ray Lewis incident from January 2000, although it's currently our understanding that neither of the two victims of a weekend shooting have died, but that one of the victims has potentially life-threatening injuries.

It's also not clear whether the NFL player has the person who pulled the trigger. We're hearing that the NFL player in question was merely present.

Details could be released soon on this one. For now, we'll only say that the player in question is not Ray Lewis.

Lewis was part of a group that was suspected of killing two men during an altercation in Atlanta after Super Bowl XXXIV. Lewis initially was charged with murder, but later pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. No one was ever convicted for the double homicide"

I know its PFT, so the grain of salt is there, but WOW, this could be interesting, as long as its not someone on the Redskins..

RC, my condolences, that was a tough loss.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | October 1, 2007 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

That's crazy. I pray to god it's not a Skin, but I highly doubt it was.

On a side note, I can't believe the Giants signed Plax with only 4 mill in guaranteed money and we signed Lloyd for 2 picks and 10-12 guaranteed.

Who saw Plax grab that ball away from 2 defenders last night? This is something we desperately need. Maybe McCardell will help around the goal line, if he can get out of his wheel chair and get onto the field.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 1, 2007 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone know if the rules allow Redskins place B. Lloyd on practice squad? This would be the most logical thing to do since he is not playing hard and they have to sign another WR.

Posted by: M | October 1, 2007 9:32 AM | Report abuse

No way that was a real "Lions Fan" at 9:19. Totally generic anti-Skins post; no insider feel about the lions themselves.

Total giveaway: the verb "go" in the line taunting Joe Gibbs. Should have been "come" if by a Lions-er.

Grammar, the key to comprehension.

RI regular trying to add a Monday morning flavor. But good for you!

Posted by: farstriker | October 1, 2007 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Greg, I really appreciate the thought.

I'm bysing myself looking at self-improvement sites right now to see if there's anything that can be done (therapy or medication) to help me.

Seriously though, this was just about as ugly as it can get. Zach never played, Crowder left in Q1, Holliday left in Q2, but the rest of the guys just never showed up on defense - Keith Traylor, Jason Taylor included. I think even 'phoning it in' would be an gross overstatement of the level of effort put in yesterday.

I spent about 30 seconds on a Fins blog earlier but it was like watching an Ingmar Bergman film; all pregnant silences and looming despair. I can't go back as I know there will be bodies everywhere.

Posted by: Redcoat | October 1, 2007 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I agree, striker, that that was not a real Lions fan. But I wholeheartedly agree with stoking the blog fires with a generic call to arms.

It's a game week now, so let's act like it, people!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 1, 2007 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone else here ever feel their presence directly effected how the Skins played a particular season or game?

During the 82 SB I had to watch the game from the snowstorm outside 'cause every time I came in the room the 'Phins would do something good.

I had that same feeling last sunday & it wasn't until after I left that ARE had the spectacular return. Additionally, we were stopped at the goalline once I was listening to the radio in the car.

...If anyone wants to blame the Gints loss on me, go right ahead - I'm used to it...


I'm so Eyore...

Posted by: Dik | October 1, 2007 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Loseable type!

Posted by: Dik | October 1, 2007 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Dik, thanks a lot for the loss last week. I hereby forbid you from watching or listening to any Redskins games until further notice.

I'm doing my part by never, ever watching a Skins-Jints game at the On Deck sports bar in Portland. 0-2 there. Never again!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 1, 2007 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Edgerrin James is on pace for a 1,400-yard season, which is all you need to know about whether Grimm was a good hire.

Posted by: Skinz chanelling Peter King (I just threw up in my mouth a little) | October 1, 2007 10:05 AM | Report abuse

3-1 after sunday, not too bad!!! I think if we blow out detroit you would have to think we are legitimate team... struggle with them and i think we are a 8-8 team at best.... Talent evaluator, you are a moron!!!

Posted by: bethesdaboy | October 1, 2007 10:06 AM | Report abuse

It is a pact, then. We are commited!

Posted by: Dik | October 1, 2007 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Congrads, anonymous Giants fan. The Giants avoided a 1-3 start and are now in 3rd place in the division.

Glad to see you're so happy they avoided being DEAD LAST in the division last night.

Posted by: Alan | October 1, 2007 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Jason, my compliments on your well-written article about the Redskins' out-of-synch running game. It may have been negative, but it was backed up by research and facts. I also learned some things I didn't know, and saw interesting comments from key players.

Let it never be said that I have nothing nice to say about Jason's work.

Posted by: jcabana | October 1, 2007 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Blowing out Detroit would be nice. I don't really see us blowing anyone out, though - it's not really our style. That's so... Dallasy... ew... tinny!

Skins, I too taste the bile of PK.

Posted by: Dik | October 1, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

No worries Adam. I did not bet the over but I did take Philly. I get mad about the Skins coaching staff being incompetent at times but fat Andy Reid took the cake last night with his play calling and adjustments. Buckhalter was averaging over 5 yards a carry but he insisted on passing and leaving Winston Justice on an island. That 2nd round pick you guys were being praised for last year is probably now forever ruined after that debacle.

Posted by: cdubb | October 1, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

M,

You cannot go onto the practice squad if you've dressed for more than 8 games, also they make $80k a year. I don't think Lloyd, Brandon would accept the paycut.

Posted by: Skinz | October 1, 2007 10:15 AM | Report abuse

With santana Moss Out:

WR #1-Antwan Randle El
WR #2-Brandon Lloyd
WR #3-James Trash
WR #4-Rache Caldwell

Posted by: Fulvio | October 1, 2007 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Eh, we don't really know for sure that Santana's out, do we, Fulvio?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 1, 2007 10:20 AM | Report abuse

True, Nate - but Skins are reciever shopping so it has some merit discussing.

Anyone else notice how much 'sandlot' football is going on there in Dallas? Man, it must be nice to have a solid O-line like that.

But I've noticed that it really has more to do with how the pocket collapses rather than whether it collapses. Romo between this year and last, has learned the dynamics of his pocket collapse and buys crucial seconds to allow the 'sandlot' improvisation that Dallas now employs.

We have seen some of this in Soup as well. I don't think we're too far from the result provided 1) Our O-line develops consistency (not impreviousness as some have been asking for) and 2) Our receivers learn to think like Soup.

I hereby nominate the phrase:

"Think Like Soup"

Posted by: Dik | October 1, 2007 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Aye, Dik. Everything hangs on the O line staying solid the rest of the way. Soup and his receivers are only going to get better.

So we're watching the right guard position this week? Dr. DeMento versus The Great Fabini? Thrilling stuff.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 1, 2007 10:38 AM | Report abuse

beep beep!

Posted by: Seriously | October 1, 2007 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Does everyone understand why you don't monitor statistics before week 4? Three weeks ago the Giants looked like they had the worst defense in football. Last night they're joking that Osi is HOF bound, well actually he does hold a share of the recored with the late KC linebacker Derrick Thomas. After the first two weeks you would have thought the Redskins had maybe one of the top 5 rushing offenses in the league, now with injuries on the O-line the power running game that defies the Redskins looks to have maybe take a few steps back. The Eagles who put up no offensive touchdowns their first two games come out in week three and tune the Giants up scoring 56. Last night it appears the Eagles should've saved some of that offensive production for the next game. My point is its just to much parity that exsists in the NFL. One week you could be upper echelon of teams, the next week the muddled middle, five weeks from then people are preparing eulogy speeches and making flower arrangements, three weeks from then you're being credited for your resilience and making a playoff push when everyone left you for dead, and finally a week later the critics and experts are saying you can resonate in the fact that you have a "gutty" team. Too much equality amongst NFL teams to base an outcome of a game on stats and even worse final W/L records, playoff teams, and super bowl picks by week 3. Since week 4 will be finished tonight, please feel free to start gathering stats from your you-know-where's. Hard to believe but the first quarter of the season is already complete. Wow 4 games that quickly, teams with 2 or more losses better do some all aspects searching!

Posted by: SkinsRealist | October 1, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Skinz, thanks for the info. It looks like they are stuck with this fellow for at least a couple of years until his release fee becomes more manageable.

Posted by: M | October 1, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

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