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Meet Mrs. Spags

Jasno and JReid continue to work the phones, but I wanted to share this little tidbit from the D.C Sports Bog and our pals at the Newark Star-Ledger.

By Cindy Boren  |  February 6, 2008; 11:33 AM ET
 
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Wahoo

Posted by: Forrest | February 6, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I don't know. I was just trying to impress you. I don't think anyone knows what it means anymore. The translation was lost hundreds of years ago.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | February 6, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Third!!!!

Posted by: sunrup | February 6, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Brick, are you just looking at things in the office and saying that you love them?

Posted by: gregmarino88 | February 6, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I love lamp.

Posted by: Skinz | February 6, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

OK he gets my vote now. NO TO FASSEL!

Posted by: jm220 | February 6, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

what? You pooped in the fridge..... and you ate the whole wheel of cheese! No I'm not mad at you, I'm proud of you.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | February 6, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

That's completely uncalled for, Burgundy. You know those rating systems are flawed. They don't take in account houses that have... uh... more than two television sets... and other things of that nature.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | February 6, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

i think spags is the only way snyder can be partially redeemed in the eyes of the fans. at least he'll be partially redeemed for me. i'm now 100% pro-spags.

Posted by: psps23 | February 6, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

please let this mean the obvious

a hint or something

what else should he do... he beat romo, farve, garcia(WC system guy), and brady.

he should be crowned hc (BTW HE STOPPED US!!! US!!!! AT THE ONE TO WIN THE GAME!)

Posted by: jamie4 | February 6, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

I can see her in the D meeting now. I want you guys to kick Romo little girlie ass. LOL

Posted by: jm220 | February 6, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone take that survey form the NFL and the redskins that came out in an email yesterday or thereabouts?

Posted by: Zebraskins | February 6, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Fact: Hockey pucks were originally made from frozen cow dung.

Posted by: sunrup | February 6, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

(BTW HE STOPPED US!!! US!!!! AT THE ONE TO WIN THE GAME!)

Posted by: jamie4 | February 6, 2008 11:52 AM

Fair to say that we stopped ourselves in that game. As I recall it was a combination of conservative play calling and inept execution that let that lead get away from us.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 6, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Is it me or does Mrs. Spags look a lot like Carrot Top? Scary.

Posted by: saltynuts | February 6, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Salty - you should probably have your eyes checked - pronto.

Posted by: tafka | February 6, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

(BTW HE STOPPED US!!! US!!!! AT THE ONE TO WIN THE GAME!)

Posted by: jamie4 | February 6, 2008 11:52 AM

Fair to say that we stopped ourselves in that game. As I recall it was a combination of conservative play calling and inept execution that let that lead get away from us.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 6, 2008 11:55 AM

True, but their LBs did say he had called out our play(s) on that 3rd and 4th downs. Not that it was hard to call out, I did the same before we ran them.

Posted by: psps23 | February 6, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs goal-line attack: try to jam the ball in on a running play

Every other offensive coach in football: fake the running play left and run the QB bootleg or dash to the right side.

Posted by: tafka | February 6, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

No news is Meeks News!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 6, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Where's Meeks? Where in the hell is Meeks?

Posted by: tafka | February 6, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Here's my top ten caoch wish list, in alphabetical order by height.

1. Spags
2. The late Burt Convey
3. Gibbs 3.0
4. Meekzilla (he needs an awsome nickname)
5. Mooch. Like CHER, headline friendly, one-name star
6. Fassel. A great name for punnery
7. Spurrier 2.0 What diff does it make? (Need more FLA QBs)
8. Gump Worsley ('nuff said)
9. Turner 2.0
10. Me

Posted by: corkczar | February 6, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Let's start a Gibbs 3.0 chant.

Posted by: sams3 | February 6, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm ready.

Gibbs 3.0!

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 6, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

It is my understanding that Bram spoke one on one with Snyder at the Monk/Green Presser yesterday and is planning to talk about that conversation on Redskins Radio today. Dan Snyder will not be giving an interview live on the radio...it will simply be Bram talking about their conversation. He did mention that they talked about Gregg Williams.

Posted by: Lisa | February 6, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

It's the pleats.

Posted by: SonnyFan | February 6, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Salty - you should probably have your eyes checked - pronto.

Posted by: tafka | February 6, 2008 12:03 PM

Nah, I see the resemblance too.

Posted by: countystyle | February 6, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Well Danny is finally on. Here is the "News"

"Greggs a good guy, we wish him well, but it's a fit of coaches with the organization"

"We are doing due duligence."

"Spending time, checking references, spoken with Tony Dungy and Holmgren (as references) and I ask the fans that they be patient as well look for the right guy."

Posted by: Skinz | February 6, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Let's not forget Snyder needs Tom Cruise to check with the aliens too. Sometimes it's hard to get ahold of those cats. You'd think they'd have better cell reception, being more advanced and all...

Posted by: countystyle | February 6, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Live:
"I spoke with Mr. Snyder one on one, an interview about both the Hall and the ongoing head coaching search, that will air today on Redskins Radio from Redskins Park at Noon.. He commented on Gregg Williams leaving the organization and a search that has gone longer then even he expected.. Check it out.."

Posted by: 4thFloor | February 6, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Other comments by Snyder on the phone:

Vinny? Oh, he's making sandwiches for all of us.

Spags is out back, laying out markers and diagramming blitzes which we'll use here at pre-season practice to alter the landscaping.

Posted by: tafka | February 6, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Other comments by Snyder on the phone:

Vinny? Oh, he's making sandwiches for all of us.

Spags is out back, laying out markers and diagramming blitzes which we'll use here at pre-season practice to alter the landscaping.

Posted by: tafka | February 6, 2008 12:35 PM

And last but not least Danny says "Oh crap, I got to go Spags wife just kicked Vinny in the b@ll$"

Posted by: Forrest | February 6, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Free
Agent
Signings
Spell
Early
Limp-icity

Posted by: tafka | February 6, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Due diligence has now replaced continuity as the new Snyder buzz word/phrase.

Posted by: curtmcgurt | February 6, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

3 point ohhhhhhhhh

Posted by: sams3 | February 6, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Due Diligence - fancy phrase used by lawyers to indicate they are actually working for a change.

Posted by: tafka | February 6, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Due Diligence - fancy phrase used by lawyers to indicate they are actually working for a change.

Brokers as well.

Posted by: sams3 | February 6, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Predicted Headline for Redskins Insider Later Today:
Mrs. Danny Set to Interview Mrs. Spags ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 6, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

And last but not least Danny says "Oh crap, I got to go Spags wife just kicked Vinny in the b@ll$"

Posted by: Forrest | February 6, 2008 12:41 PM


Vinny has b@ll$?????

Posted by: rallenii | February 6, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I think LC would be the hottest HC in the league if she was hired.

BONG!

Posted by: bigmurf08 | February 6, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

When you consider the drop-off from Gibbs 1.0 to Gibbs 2.0, how weak do you project that a Gibbs 3.0 would be?

Danny won't mess with Mrs. Spags. The protocol is that Mrs. Danny would ride around with Mrs. Spags in a limo and show her neighborhoods and private schools. Danny and Spags would be in Danny's Oval Office, smoking cigars. Danny may offer him some shares in Six Flags and Johnny Rocket's.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 6, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Sports headlines for tomorrow

-Seahawks announce Mora, Jr. will become new Head Coach when Holmgren retires.
-Giants announce Spagnuolo will become new Head Coach when Coughlin retires.
-Colts announce Meeks will become new Head Coach when Caldwell retires.
-Chargers announce Mariucci will become new Head Coach when Norv gets fired.
-Jaguars announce Williams will become new Head Coach when Del Rio retires.
-Fassel announces opening of a new Quiznos shop in Tempe.

Posted by: tafka | February 6, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh, goody!! MS. Spags is here. Goody, goody, goody. I am tickled to death.

Posted by: grannyel | February 6, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

BERT CONVY IS DEAD?????????!!!!!!!!! how did i miss this? where was i 17 years ago? he gave a brilliant performance in the "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders" movie.

Posted by: TheCindy | February 6, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

And, tafka, that's pretty funny.

Posted by: TheCindy | February 6, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Let's not forget Snyder needs Tom Cruise to check with the aliens too. Sometimes it's hard to get ahold of those cats. You'd think they'd have better cell reception, being more advanced and all...

Posted by: countystyle | February 6, 2008 12:31 PM

I can already see it now. "The Washington Redskins have introduced their new head coach, Golandrathob, from the planet Xyithikirakatos, somewhere in the Betelgeuse star system. Dan said he was impressed with his high thetan count, a strong hatred of the trees in Snyder's backyard, and a particular fondness for Johnny Rocket's Patty Melts and the Two-Face roller coaster..."

Posted by: FlimFlam | February 6, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I concur... Mrs. Spags = female carrot top

Posted by: Dorf | February 6, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

If Mrs. Spags is a female carrot top, this is Coach Spags. http://www.kutha.com/weirdscience/pictures/images/snow.jpg

Posted by: dcsween | February 6, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

LMAO! That was a good one D

Posted by: jm220 | February 6, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Let's not forget Snyder needs Tom Cruise to check with the aliens too. Sometimes it's hard to get ahold of those cats. You'd think they'd have better cell reception, being more advanced and all...

Posted by: countystyle | February 6, 2008 12:31 PM

I can already see it now. "The Washington Redskins have introduced their new head coach, Golandrathob, from the planet Xyithikirakatos, somewhere in the Betelgeuse star system. Dan said he was impressed with his high thetan count, a strong hatred of the trees in Snyder's backyard, and a particular fondness for Johnny Rocket's Patty Melts and the Two-Face roller coaster..."
Posted by: FlimFlam | February 6, 2008 01:28 PM


No no no....u got it all wrong....its Xyithikiretos......ur not a Clear.

Posted by: GimmyDatPot | February 6, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Little Prick Danny will announce he is the new miniature version of Al Davis and will begin calling plays from the owners box.

Posted by: redskins0and16 | February 6, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

How the mind of a typical Redskins fan works

First- The Giants just won the Super Bowl.

Second- Mr. Spags was in charge of the Giants D

Third- Mr. Spags was also in charge of the Giants D that stopped the Redskins on 2nd and goal from the 1 yard line in week 3.

Forth- Mrs. Spags is likable.

This is all the information the Monday Morning Quarterbacks known as "Redskins fans" need to know.

It's unreal to read some of your comments. It really, really is.

Posted by: barno | February 6, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: F_Barno | February 6, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

They punted baxter!

Posted by: bryanlowers | February 6, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

It's unreal to read some of your comments. It really, really is.

Posted by: barno | February 6, 2008 02:04 PM

Don't you mean "It unreally, unreally is"?

Also, I don't understand your point. Four points, but no conclusion. Finally, the only thing we NEED is more cowbell.

[Actually, that wasn't the final one ... you misspelled "fourth."]

Posted by: dcsween | February 6, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Barno, you're taking this a lot more serioulsy than we are.

Posted by: rallenii | February 6, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

barno, you have made it abundantly clear that you disapprove of virtually everything you read from the beat reporter, and many, many of the comments written on this blog by the hoi polloi.

What you have not yet made clear is WHY you continue to read this blog and comment on it.

You come off as a very, very unhappy person, dude.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 6, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

An email from a friend to look at cap shti

****************************
PCin OZ explains What I think should happen

Those players released after June 1, 2008 will nett us cap savings in 2008 that we could'nt use on acquiring players at that time of the offseason but will leave us with a carried forward dead cap problem in 2009. So we manipulate contracts to add loophole LTBE incentives for 2008 to "use up" all that space (but will never be earned), and when they go unearned will result in our cap number for 2009 being adjusted upwards with the associated cap credits. This would help offset those dead cap carryovers.


Release/Trade Pre-June 1 2008
Daniels
Washington
Griffin
Springs
Thrash
savings = $10.2m
together with guaranteeing the roster bonuses would get us comfortably under the cap, to allow for drafting rookies and signing a few young upcoming FA's with cap friendly deals in 2008

Release/Trade Post June 1 2008
Lloyd
Jansen
savings in 2008 = $7.4m
dead cap hit in 2009 = $12.1
LTBE incentive loophole = $7.4m resulting in cap credit in 2009

2009
Gaurantee the roster bonuses again


By doing all this - and using the current roster of players as the basis - we would be nearly $20m under the NFL non-adjusted cap going into the 2009 offseason, and after the $7.4m in cap credits from 2008 adjusts our cap number upwards, we could be close to $27.4m under. The contracts of any FA's we would sign in 2008 - including our own - would bring this number down as would rookie signings in 2008.


While those numbers are somewhat artificial because of the number of players its based on, its still a nice base from which to build a winning team over a long period of time...............and with current high priced players like Portis, Samuels, Thomas. Moss, Randle El and Carter still on the roster and not having to play cap contorsion every year.


Posted by: Zebraskins | February 6, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

If Spags is offered this job/accepts, it is because of his ambition and because of the money. What really good coordinator would take this job 1-working for Vin-Dan and 2-their staff is already pre-selected?
Also, if he accepts he has an incredibly full plate of stuff to learn coming in the door (players, his staff-in-place, cap, policies, free agent selects and the 2008 draft), a little more than defensive schemes.

Posted by: n6797p | February 6, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Barno, normally I would agree with you. However, there really aren't many "good" HC candidates out there... certainly no one even half the "caliber" as Joe Gibbs. The only available guy out there who I would love to have here is Marty... that's just not going to happen.

None of the candidates we know about thus far really impress me. They are all mediocre and i won't expect much from any of them.

Posted by: SETH.LEMASTER | February 6, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

The logic behind most Barno posts:

I hate it if it's:

1. Written by JLa.

2. A post which agrees with even 10% of what JLa posted.

3. It disagrees with any point Barno has made.

Posted by: Skinz | February 6, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

So Barno old chap, who is your doawg in the race?

Posted by: chrislarry | February 6, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Z, thanks for posting that, and while I would be all in favor of some of those moves, Lloyd, Thrash, I'm not sure that the team could do them without certain repercussions. Washington, Griffin, and Springs, while older, started for the majority of the season, and would be hard to replace all three in one year. I think what might be more feasible would be pursueing getting them to re-work their contracts, if they were agreeable to it.

What do I know though...

Posted by: gregmarino88 | February 6, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

The logic behind Snyder-bashing posts:

I hate it if it's:

1. An idea or action of Dan Snyder

2. A coaching search that isn't over after two days

3. Anything he has ever done


Seriously, for all of the grief you guys give Barno over his JLa bashing, you sure do bash Snyder constantly in the same exact manner.

Posted by: -swb | February 6, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Zebraskins, I'm guessing your just trying to make friends among the Faithful by throwing out there the "pre-June 1 cuts" of Washington, Griffin, and Springs.

[That said, I anticipate the same thing ... that the guys hired in March 2004, esp. the good ones, have reached the unaffordable parts of their contract tenure here.]

Posted by: dcsween | February 6, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: JustMe | February 6, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Barno is also an annogram for BONAR...

Posted by: Tyler84101 | February 6, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Well, if we paid Jason thousands of dollars to read his column (get the parallel here?), and it was generally less than average, maybe people would look at Jason and Snyder (or some guy that's obsessed with defending him) similarly.

Good try, though, I know it was hard to come up with that.

Posted by: mike8 | February 6, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Nate,

I'm as happy as they come. Great job. Great fam. Great woman. And lots of free time. And, in case you haven't noticed it yet, I'm one of those people who could not possibly care less what others think of me. Life is way too short. And thus I like to think I speak my mind freely and without inhibition.

But, it's become plainly evident that I lost you as a barno fan recently. I could be totally wrong about why I think that is, but my instinct tells me it was right around the time I started making my political beliefs on certain issues known on this blog, i.e. the Rooney Rule/Affirmative Action etc. (Let me take a wild guess: You are not a conservative Republican) And if that is indeed the case, that is unfortunate.

Posted by: barno | February 6, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Uh-oh Spags is out.

Snyder was doing The Name Game during a racket ball break with Vinny and found out Spags was frightfully un-PC. And since Snyder cut his deal with the Head Thetajn in charge in Hollywood, PC is important.

Could be Meeks:

Meeks Meeks, Bo Beeks, banana fanna Fo Feeks.

or Mooch

Mooch Mooch bo Booch, Banana fannas fo fooch

I LIKE Fassel

Fassel Fassel Bo Bassel banana fanna fo Fassel
Mee My Mo....Massell

We can eliminate Chuck Norris, too, who should be looking for a gig post Huckster.

Posted by: corkczar | February 6, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

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