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Pros bowl as practice ends

Practice broke Thursday afternoon and while the team's third and final minicamp might have officially concluded, unofficially, the competition was just getting started.

Redskins' Coach Mike Shanahan planned an afternoon for his players far from the hot practice fields at Redskins Park.

"We're going to take the team out, have a little challenge at the bowling alley, bring some of the alums who have been here," Shanahan said.

Some former players were at Redskins Park on Thursday for an alumni event, and they were invited to compete with the current players at an area bowling alley.

"What we do is we get the top 10 offensive bowlers, defensive bowlers, support staff, coaching staff and alums, and we compete against each other. The winner gets a trophy about that high," Shanahan said, holding his hand about four feet off the ground, "and it's about five
times bigger than the Super Bowl trophy. We'll have some fun with it."

By Rick Maese  |  June 17, 2010; 3:08 PM ET
Categories:  Mike Shanahan  
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Comments

I like this mike cat....he's gonna do well, players will want to run through a wall for this guy.....just not fatso....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 17, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

gonna repeat a few, since they got beeped earlier


Personally i love the Big Al signing

Posted by: cocodc1 | February 27, 2009 2:27 PM


No denying the talent Haynesworth brings.
I just don't like the risk/reward profile. Too many eggs, too few baskets.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 27, 2009 2:41 PM


It's nice that we signed Haynesworth
BUT
I think we would have been MUCH better off if we had used the money to sign a few new decent offensive linemen.

Posted by: charley42

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Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

"Though the move could be viewed as an impediment to Williams being signed before training camp opens, the reality is that 17 of 18 first-round picks represented by Parker have not agreed to terms before training camp opened."

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 17, 2010 3:05 PM

Heres hoping this is what it looks like and TW has done it because he wants to get signed quickly and get to work in training camp with a contract.

Posted by: craig81 | June 17, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

this post cries out desperately for a cow punk link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmJ2wQuxcNM

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 17, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

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Redskins definitely significantly improved their D. For all you haters who think we overpaid, even skip bayless just said that he would shell out 100 Million for Albert Haynesworth. When the most obnoxious negative guy on ESPN likes this deal, you know we obviously did something right.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | February 27, 2009 3:07 PM


yeah, Haynesworth will be on the bench with an oxygen mask ala Riggins and Golston will be in. While the team slowly slides into oblivion.

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 3:09 PM


Uh-oh. Don Banks thinks we made a mistake in signing Hall and Haynesworth. This is bad. He's been so pro-Redskins up until now. I think he might be getting his stuff from Cork, because he's trotting out Stubblefield to prove that Snyder doesn't know what he's doing.
God, I wish for once we could prove the haters wrong, but I'm not convinced that we'll do it this time.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 27, 2009 3:23 PM

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Do you reckn they'll turn the foul lines off,lol

Posted by: killerskunk63 | June 17, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Can they throw bowling balls at Albert's face?

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 17, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Zeke--

Speaking of INITIAL REACTIONS to Haynesworth signing, here's an exchanege I dug out of my files:


"I just wonder what it would take for a lot of people on here to think (Haynesworth) was a good free agent deal? ..."

Posted by: scampbell1975

CORK ANSWERS::

Selective Amnesia.

Forgetting the disaster that was Big Daddy and Stumblefield and forgetting that Haynesworth's only dominant seasons have come during salary drives.

Posted by: TheCork | February 25, 2009 10:32 AM

Posted by: TheCork | June 17, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

wow.

more trash talk from former players on the DC Sports Bog:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2010/06/redskins_alumni_tee_off_on_hay.html#more

that bridge has been burned.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 17, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse


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I would rather have Haynesworth on our sideline than an opponents. Let's see how many 10+ yard runs Jacobs gashes us up the middle for next year.

Posted by: alocowboy | February 27, 2009 3:58 PM


Kemoeatu, Steelers agree to $20M deal
Clayton reports. Bummer...I was hoping the Dan would take a run at him.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | February 27, 2009 4:08 PM


First off...EVERYONE WANTED AH....The Skins got him and needed him....And how soon we forget...The Contract means NOTHING! they will redo his deal in two seasons....

Posted by: leevi98 | February 27, 2009 4:30 PM

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

What's this? Former Redskins playing with current Redskins invoking a sense of the proud history of the franchise??? This sounds strangely like the perfect thing to do... Hope Stark and company sell the players on the importance of attitude...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | June 17, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

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Fat Albert is a beast! He is a game changer and a one man wrecking crew, a QB Killer AKA Warren Sapp. All Skins fans must praise the Dan.

Posted by: abxinc | February 27, 2009 4:34 PM


No problem with the Haynesworth signing.. he's the best defensive player in the league and in his prime. Someone would have paid him that much. This guys makes this team and the D-line better.
This guy was the Defensive Player of the Year. What some of you don't understand is you still got Gholston and Montgomery and Griffin, (depth plus experience)
Ya'll keep cryin'...I'm celebrating.

Posted by: rickyroge | February 27, 2009 4:54 PM

My take on the free agency of Albert Haynesworth has always been buyer beware, and that was well before the possibility of signing with the Redskins arose.
By Jason La Canfora | February 27, 2009; 12:45 PM

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

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It's all about the Benjamin's. He'll tank,we all know the history here in DC.

Posted by: ridgely1 | February 27, 2009 1:13 PM


I've always been against Snyder and Cerrato but Haynesworth and Hall are two players on defense that can actually win you games.
I see no gamble this time, they are not old washed up players as years past. They are in thier prime.

Posted by: rmcazz | February 27, 2009 1:14 PM


Personally, given Haynesworth's track record, I think that's a typical gamble by one of the NFL's mediocre franchises.

Posted by: PDiddy | February 27, 2009 1:16 PM

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

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i dont know boys and girls...feels a lot like here we go again...little danny cant control himself and overpays for the big splashes...

Posted by: deadskin | February 27, 2009 1:23 PM


I hate the deal, and hate the fact that Snyder and Cerrato screwed the fans again.

Posted by: RedskinAddict | February 27, 2009 1:40 PM


I hope Haynesworth stomps on Napoleon's face. Way too much money for a player who is (1) fat, (2) injured, (3) lazy, (4) getting old, and (5) non needed position.
Posted by: duh2mag | February 27, 2009 1:30 PM

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Defense wins Super Bowler trophies imo.

Posted by: Keiser | June 17, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

"The winner gets a trophy about that high," Shanahan said.


It's my understanding it's in the image of a life-sized Dan Snyder holding a pen in one hand and checkbook in the other.

What else would the players hope to win?

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 17, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

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disagree with his model for building the 'Skins. Plash hasn't worked in his decade of doing it, so I'm not expecting this to work either.
Hopeful, yes. Optimistic, no.

Posted by: 4-12 | February 27, 2009 1:52 PM


At least i have the CAPS to cheer for.

Posted by: Devo2 | February 27, 2009 12:59 PM


I disagree and violently agree with TE (talent_evaluator) on this one. This smells like another (Brandon) Lloyd.
Frickin' pencil-neck geek. How in the heck did you get to be owner of this team?

Posted by: periculum | February 27, 2009 2:29 PM

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Cork, Z, this is a fun game. Here's my favorite quote from way back when:

He'll have one mediocre year, then make all sorts of trouble the next. Zorn is gone after this year. Book it. And I'm sure Danny will bring in a new coach and GM. They'll move to a 3-4 and fat Albert won't like it. That's when the trouble will start. I hope I'm wrong. But I bet I won't be. Who will take that bet? Scamp for $100? Red DMV? Pfunk? You're all on. Let's check back in a year and a half. I'm sure you're all good for it.

Posted by: mack1 | February 27, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mack1 | June 17, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

more from DC Sports Bog...

"I'd say don't let the door hit him on the ass on the way out," former linebacker Neal Olkewicz said. "It's ridiculous, everything about it: the money, the not wanting to play a certain defense, when he did play last year I don't think he played that good. It's just ridiculous."

again, wow.

team-mates, former players, fans, ownership, everyone... piling it on.

he deserves it.

hope he pulls Judge Judy from the docket for various legal troubles.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 17, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

From ESPN:

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions have forfeited their final two organized team activities to resolve violations regarding the intensity and tempo of drills.

Think of the asymmetry of the situation. AH misses all of the OTAs because he doesn't give a shti and the Lions and Jags miss the final two days of OTAs because they really do give a shti.

Posted by: CrimeScene | June 17, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

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I am so ticked off, pissed off right now!
Our Defense was certainly much stronger than our offense, and what do we do? We go out and LUST after the top Free Agent Haynesworth and simply can't refuse the seduction.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | February 27, 2009 7:27 AM


Haynesworth = Dana Stubblefield 2.0

Posted by: myskinsr1 | February 27, 2009 7:30 AM


It's risky enough signing a guy of questionable character like AH, but even if he's Mean Joe Greene is his prime, signing one guy to this kind of deal will likely cost you the ability to improve your team in other areas.
I laugh to keep from crying...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 27, 2009 7:46 AM

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

@JReidPost Cerrato on Haynesworth: "He needs to quit thinking about himself and worry about the team and how he can help these guys."

Posted by: 4thFloor | June 17, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

What else would the players hope to win?

Posted by: MistaMoe


Hookers, blow, and weed.

mack, I thought I was indifferent to the trade. I don't remember lobbying for them to sign him. But I did think once they got him he'd make the defense better.


Looks like we'll never know.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 17, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

jeez Mack, I musta missed your comment. But kudos to you for being so incredibly accurate, 'cept for that time stamp thing, of course ....

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

There is an inherent problem with this digging around in old files shti. We know that no one would ever cut and paste to created a fake post and we also know that no one has the energy and interest to verify anything that has been dug up.

Posted by: CrimeScene | June 17, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | June 17, 2010 3:39 PM

red, I think Mack was on a fishing expedition with that citation.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 17, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

haven't read the hundreds of posts before me so apologies if it is redundant. but what bothers me most about this is that the skins don't seem to appreciate the importance of effort. albert haynesworth played really hard in tennessee with the hopes of landing a huge contract. not only did he get that contract, he got it for 7 years. this is the last contract he will ever have to sign. he is set for life. given the questions about his character that are already out there, what expectation is there that haynesworth will even perform at the level he has in the last couple of years, let alone how well he would need to perform to justify 100 million freaking dollars...

Posted by: cavemandave | February 27, 2009 3:55 PM


Albert may grow to be a lazy fat slob with the redskins now that he got paid and d'angelo hall may tackle worse than Dion Sanders now that he got another fat pay check but can we for a second at least be greatful for an owner who will stop at nothing to spend ALL resources possible to put a winning team out on that feild? We all wish we could be GMs but at the end of the day we are fans and we are fans who have an ownwer willing to sell his soul for us. Hail Redskins Hail Snyder!! F" you haters!

Posted by: Twismjax | February 27, 2009 7:18 AM


Way to go Albert!
Posted by: DanaStubblefield | February 27, 2009 7:18 AM

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

and more beeps.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 17, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

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Wow. We won this offseason by signing TWO guys that will not perform to the level of their contracts.
Posted by: splitbill | February 27, 2009 7:46 AM


Make no bones about it, Haynesworth can be a great player at times, but he can also be a lazy, fat SOB with a terrible attitude except when he's playing for a pay-day.

Posted by: Redcoat | February 27, 2009 8:10 AM


I argued against signing AH but now that it's done I will look at the positives.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 27, 2009 8:13 AM

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

There is an inherent problem with this digging around in old files shti. We know that no one would ever cut and paste to created a fake post and we also know that no one has the energy and interest to verify anything that has been dug up.

Posted by: CrimeScene


zcezcest1,

F the haters. Keep posting them joints.

It's interesting to read what people thought about acquiring Hayneswoth and how that compares with their thoughts on his trade request nearly a mere 18 months later.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 17, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

I love this hokey stuff.

Posted by: DocHolliday1906 | June 17, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Great Team building exercise. Bringing in the Alums will add to the community buy in for Shannahan, and the rest of the coaching staff. I'm starting to feel good about the Skins!

Posted by: raca1234 | June 17, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Albert who? Cut your losses Snyder. The sooner the better. Get rid of this cancer!

Posted by: raca1234 | June 17, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Albert who? Cut your losses Snyder. The sooner the better. Get rid of this cancer!

Posted by: raca1234 | June 17, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

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