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Redskins' new faces mean competition for jobs will be intense

So by my count, since Mike Shanahan was hired as coach in January, the Redskins have added 33 players via draft, trade and free agency. Of those, 23 are veterans who spent last season with different NFL teams. That's a lot of a new faces and there are a couple of conclusions we can draw from their additions.

First, Coach Mike Shanahan said he wanted competition at every position, and they've clearly built the roster accordingly. The position battles for the final roster spots will be intriguing, and players should find themselves pushed much harder than a year ago.

While coaches didn't necessarily lean on their first minicamp to make up the depth chart, it will be interesting to see how some of the new signings shake things up as the team goes forward.

With all the new veteran defensive linemen, where does Phillip Daniels fit in? Who's the team's fourth receiver? Who plays nickel corner? How are the safeties stacked up, etc., etc.?

Perhaps the bigger question is this: Just how many of these free agent signings will even be around by Week 1? The Redskins signed both Joey Galloway and Bobby Wade Thursday. It's possible that neither is on the roster in September. Surely, the team won't keep all seven of the defensive linemen they've added.

Second, there will be be some cuts looming. If you include Carlos Rogers and Rocky McIntosh, plus the six draft picks, the Redskins currently have 88 players. They can only open training camp with 80.

While they'll be trying out new players at the next minicamp, it also stands to reason they might be deciding which players don't fit it into their plans. Some of the new signings mean that returning veterans are suddenly vulnerable. The guess is that coaches don't mind that sentiment. They want every player on the roster to practice each day during minicamps and organized team activities as though his job depends on it.

Third, it's interesting too look at how the roster was constructed.

The assumption of many when Shanahan was hired was that he'd serve as the coach and top personnel guy. Many around the league thought General Manager Bruce Allen would simply handle the salary cap and keep all the trains running on time. But it's clear that Allen has a very active role in the shaping of the roster. Of those 23 new players that came from different teams, five had previously played for Allen teams and three had been drafted by him. Only two had previously played for Shanahan. (Two more were on Jim Haslett teams and one was with Kyle Shanahan in Houston.)

The Redskins probably aren't done. They could use more depth on the offensive line, another safety could be added to the mix (yes, Darren Sharper makes a lot of sense), another outside linebacker would be helpful, and if coaches aren't comfortable with Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly, yet another wide receiver could be added.

Portis on McNabb and the Eagles

Clinton Portis, in a radio interview, talked about the level of talent surrounding Donovan McNabb in Philly. Dan Steinberg listened and did the typing on the D.C. Sports Bog. ... Steinberg also found out that Bruce Allen knows when it's appropriate to pound the glass at a hockey game.

By Rick Maese  |  April 29, 2010; 2:22 PM ET
Categories:  Bruce Allen , Free agency , Mike Shanahan , NFL Draft  
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"Redskins' new faces mean competition for jobs will be intense"

".... since Mike Shanahan was hired as coach in January, the Redskins have added 33 players via draft, trade and free agency....23 are veterans who spent last season with different NFL teams."


This is change we can believe in.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Allan Sherman (not Allie Sherman ) best summed up the Redskins rash of vet signings with a little ditty he wrote years ago.

"Hello Mudduh, Hello Fodder."

Posted by: TheCork | April 29, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

They also signed Brandon Lloyd and T.O. so they can show our young receivers what not to do and to amuse the coaches as they jaw at each other about how much greater they are than each other (or anyone else for that matter). Expect daily fights to break out between the two during training camp.

T.O. will finally get cut and return home to do sit-ups in his drive way in the hope sport reporters will visit and allow him to jaw about how much greater he is than anyone. Lloyd will get cut after he fails to catch the first 78 passes thrown to him.

Billy Kilmer was signed to provide competition at the QB position. Joe Thiesman hailed the decision. Sonny found out about it and threw potato salad at him the momment he saw him.

They dug up George Allen to run the Anti-Dallas spy campaign. George was seen stalking Jessica Simpson because he didn't know she and Romo already broke up (something she said was due to a "smaller" reality than she was led to believe).

JaMarcus Russell is now the team's nutritionist. He has already installed candy machines in all the meeting rooms and added donuts and deep fried butter sticks to the lunch menu.

Vinny Cerato was re-hired to help dismantle a now competent front office by offering his pathetic excuse for advice. He is also in charge of getting Snyder's lunch from the kitchen. JaMarcus Russell is, of course, selecting what he eats in hopes of Snyder geting too fat so he can score on his pretty, hot wife (if he can find enough energy).

Even if JaMarcus doesn't succeed he is hoping to be selected as the team's water boy. He was going to try out for the position but decided against it when he saw how far away it was across the playing field to the water cooler.

Posted by: cgteddy911 | April 29, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

3 more months until showtime. baseball, hockey, b-ball so fricken boring to watch.

Posted by: bhoang888 | April 29, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

"Bryant has the right to cross Ireland's jaw.... and then Bryant will have the right to watch his stock PLUMMET during the draft."

(The interview continues.)

Dez: Why you say momma a prostitute?

Ireland: Just a question.

Dez: Imma bust you in yo' jaw.

Ireland: This must be a family thing. Your momma don't charge much for men who like to bust inside her jaw.

Dez: How you got a smoker like Ricky Williams on your team, but got issues 'bout my momma trickin'?

Ireland: What he smokes and what she smokes are two different things.

Dez: You tryin' to say my momma a crackhead.

Ireland: No, but it's funny how the word 'head' brings me back to asking about your mother.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Glad there is competition.

But I'd still like Hunter back, with a side of Onions.

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 29, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

FINALLY, someone uttered the name Darren Sharper. Great player with super instincts and plenty of tread left. Solid locker room/character guy as well and he's a ball hawk. Intercepts passes in his sleep. And there is no doubt we need some help at FS. GO GET HIM! Hail!

Posted by: scottland7 | April 29, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 29, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

competition for every position - i love it! they're all not gonna stay. i guess somehow "bringing in" all these players must not count against a salary cap, right?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 29, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

There's talk around ( NFL network ) that it's important for Sharper to be in the right situation ( although I guess that's true of anyone )so that his freelancing skills, especially in the red zone, can be maximized. They had him going to Miami or back to NO. Opinions?

Posted by: bostskin | April 29, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

"Bryant has the right to cross Ireland's jaw.... and then Bryant will have the right to watch his stock PLUMMET during the draft."

(The interview continues.)

Dez: Why you say momma a prostitute?

Ireland: Just a question.

Dez: Imma bust you in yo' jaw.

Ireland: This must be a family thing. Your momma don't charge much for men who like to bust inside her jaw.

Dez: How you got a smoker like Ricky Williams on your team, but got issues 'bout my momma trickin'?

Ireland: What he smokes and what she smokes are two different things.

Dez: You tryin' to say my momma a crackhead.

Ireland: No, but it's funny how the word 'head' brings me back to asking about your mother.


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

That's some funny sh*t!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: richardgovea | April 29, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

gotta get me some papayas. a FS would be nice, too.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Mistamoe is such a friggin crackhead himself..all he did was look at some old home movies of his backwoods family and came up with those lines. Also, cgteddy911 needs a friggin hobby.

Posted by: BigDaddyLongStroke | April 29, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

richardgovea you are an idiot also

Posted by: BigDaddyLongStroke | April 29, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

competition for every position - i love it! they're all not gonna stay. i guess somehow "bringing in" all these players must not count against a salary cap, right?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 29, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse
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#1, there is no salary cap for the 2010 season, and #2, I believe the salary cap (to the extent that it applies, which, again, for 2010, is not at all) applied to the final roster of 53, not the offseason roster of 80. There were various deadlines under the prior collective bargaining agreement by which teams had to be below the salary cap, about which I'm not familiar enough with to write.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 29, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

BigDaddyLongStroke
Looks like that interview hit home

Posted by: richardgovea | April 29, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

There should ALWAYS be open competition for every spot on the roster and the depth chart. Last time I checked, nobody on the current team has won a Super Bowl for the Redskins.

Even having this philosophy last year would have helped the Redskins win while some guys were dogging it in practice.

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | April 29, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

My last comment was held for review so im gonna restate it calmly....

Will someone, preferably Mike Shanahan or Bruce Allen, please inform Clinton Portis that his opinion one any other player on this team, or any team in the division, is neither wanted or appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Posted by: Predator48 | April 29, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

First: The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Bruce Allen wants to win now. The best players at each position will make the team. Forget about developing for the future. Not the way I would do it, but it's his show and if he can put the skins in the playoff; he's the man, if not...a another set back.

Second: It's great to see Dallas' first round pick in the middle of a controversy. 90% of fans never knew or cared who or what his mother was. Now everyone knows his personal business. Way to go Dez, you'll fit in with the Cowgirls bueatifully.

Posted by: elderdave1 | April 29, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Great post, Reid.

I too have been wondering about Phillip Daniels. I think he gets the axe.

I also believe that Allen is playing a larger role than many believed that he would when he first came on board, which makes me happy.

As far as Sharper, I wouldn't mind seeing him here, but I think there is a reason there aren't many teams jumping to sign him. People are complaining about older players signed yet you have fans clamoring to bring in some of these older vets. Whats it gonna be!?!?

Posted by: heycisco01 | April 29, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Not to sound insensitive, but how does any state allow Native American tribes to snag piles of cash from gambling while cutting back on schools, roads, state jobs, and jails?

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse
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It's because the pols blatently pander to various demographics to obtain votes. They'll pander to the Native American vote with the gambling stuff, and they pander to the Hispanic vote with the pro-immigration stuff (and I'm not interested in debating immigration here; it's just an example). It's basically corruption and bribery on a massive scale, and it's why all Washington pols from both parties suck and should be replaced.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 29, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Reds - That 1st joint was proper context...

I got beeped, but I just read his story for the 1st time...I like the kid...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 29, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

richardgovea, your mom should have aborted you, or whoever banged her should have pulled out. Now her vaghine hangs like the sleeve of a wizards robe.

Posted by: BigDaddyLongStroke | April 29, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

All Portis antagonists, doubters, and pure haters need to read this.


It's more to a situation than what meets the surface....


Posted by: RedDMV | April 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

There's talk around ( NFL network ) that it's important for Sharper to be in the right situation ( although I guess that's true of anyone )so that his freelancing skills, especially in the red zone, can be maximized. They had him going to Miami or back to NO. Opinions?

Posted by: bostskin | April 29, 2010 3:33 PM
================
I mentioned yesterday, that NO is not that inclined to take Sharper back because Williams is thinking about more emphasis on a 3-4.. And Sharper is near the lower NFL tier in Tackling efficiency.
Subsequently a few posters went bat-sh*t saying Gregg Williams doesnt do 3-4.
I believe he does.
However, Sharper's knee surgery and age, is probably keeping him available, more so than his poor tackling reputation.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 29, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

BigDaddyLongStroke
Now I know that interview hit home what the Fu*k do you care about some Fagit from the cowboys and a fake interview!!!

Posted by: richardgovea | April 29, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

richardgovea, i wish someone would have kicked your mom in the stomach, or pushed her down a flight of stairs, then I wouldnt be responding to some diiiickless ahole.

Posted by: BigDaddyLongStroke | April 29, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

classy....time to get some work done...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 29, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Dez Bryant in the draft = Randy Moss in the draft

"... but still fu_k you, don't cross my path
A&R's had me feelin' like Moss in the draft
So I turned the league out with Reasonable Doubt
Get your CD's out, let's go, song for song
I'm the illest ni**a doin' it til y'all prove me wrong
Do you believe?"

Posted by: RedDMV | April 29, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

if you already know you don't want cp's opinion, don't read the interview, wtf. cp will have a big year. go skins.

Posted by: mohawk44 | April 29, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Um, you can't be "pretty unanimous", it is either unanimous or it isn't.

Posted by: dst_44 | April 29, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

if you already know you don't want cp's opinion, don't read the interview, wtf. cp will have a big year. go skins.

Posted by: mohawk44

Co-sign.


But the haters will be on their job regardless.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 29, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Second, there will be be some cuts looming. If you include Carlos Rogers and Rocky McIntosh, plus the six draft picks, the Redskins currently have 88 players. They can only open training camp with 80.
By Rick Maese | April 29, 2010; 2:22 PM ET

Hey Maese,
Some of these signings and player surplus are also temporary leverage during ongoing Agent negotiations with draft picks and FAs.
Huge refreshing difference the way this FO is being operated compared to last year.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 29, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

“I think Clinton Portis can go past 1,500 yards. If you go down and look at my stats, they have been consistent. I’m the youngest back in our backfield. All of that ‘oh he’s got a lot of carries’ — them carries last for that season. It’s not wear and tear. Once you go through the off-season, your rebuild, you re-mold. I can’t tell you a hit from last year, that still lingering on me. I feel fresh. I feel just out of college."

CP

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Clinton Portis -- well said, on all accounts.

What else is he gonna say?

"I don't think I'm capable of producing?"

No, I don't think so.

Anyone either approaching or over the age of 30 can attest to the fact that recovery time is longer and your body slows down with age.

CP has taken a lot of hits, and while I respect the man... man, has he taken a a lot of hits.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 29, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Not to sound insensitive, but how does any state allow Native American tribes to snag piles of cash from gambling while cutting back on schools, roads, state jobs, and jails?

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Hey Moe

See Abramoff, Jack.

Posted by: SonofNero | April 29, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Some harsh words going around up here.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

walter thinks clinton's gonna have a good year.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 29, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

All Portis antagonists, doubters, and pure haters need to read this.

It's more to a situation than what meets the surface....
Posted by: RedDMV | April 29, 2010 3:57 PM |

Red, I know you love CP, and maybe he never gets much slack up in here. But I'm sorry man, he lost me when he threw Sellers under the bus. You don't do that sh*t to your teammates. I loved Dolla Bill and all that crazy stuff CP did when Gibbs was around, it built the team up. But sometimes a man just has to STFU.

Posted by: SonofNero | April 29, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

richardgovea

"That's some funny sh*t!"



No prob, bro'.

Thing is, the interview took place while bigdaddylongstroke's mom was having her abortion in the next room.

The doctor failed, so when you see bigdaddy in public, he'll be the guy who grew up with hangar wire marks around his neck.

I'm out, I got chicken to grill.

Peace.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

106.7 The FAN: Your relationship with Jason Campbell who is now in Oakland. Did you have a chance to mend fences and repair your relationship?

CP: “Man, me and Jason were born in the same hospital. We from the same area. What people fail to realize, what me and Jason got going on, if far and few between and just being teammates. I think Jason knew I always laid it on the line for him. I always stood up for him. I think Jason is a great dude. If I had a little girl, that was Jason’s age – that’s the type of guy I want her to marry.”

“The comments, I just said I wouldn’t pick him and put to be in that role to be that vocal guy to speak up on. Everybody took it and ran with it. Everybody wanted to run me out-of-town. People got a short memory, and what you have you done for me lately. They forget about the work you put in, the sacrifices you make.”

“For Jason, I think Jason’s getting an opportunity to get out of D.C. Not only to get out D.C. but to get an opportunity to get to the West Coast. It’s a great opportunity. He’s gonna help the Raiders out a lot. He’s athletic, he’s a great guy. I think what’s best for Jason and the organization and for everybody else, is just to move on. Start the new chapter.”

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 29, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Not to sound insensitive, but how does any state allow Native American tribes to snag piles of cash from gambling while cutting back on schools, roads, state jobs, and jails?

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

My understanding is that since the reservation lands were ceded to various tribes back in the 1800s through treaties with the federal government, the states' ability to control what goes on those lands is very limited.

Posted by: rbpalmer | April 29, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

we got a guy that could take your job, start worrying.

He's that guy over there with the gray hair. That guy over there who didn't play last year, start your worrying.

That guy over there with the walker, he's gonna take your job. Worried?

Booooo hahaaahah

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I agree Walter!

Portis is actually better suited to run in a true zone blocking vs. smashmouth rushing attack. He should be able to utilize his quickness and speed to run though openings made by the OL; instead being slowed by running behind linemen as they maintain blocks.

Posted by: siris | April 29, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

106.7 The FAN: A lot of critics are saying Clinton Portis is done? Are you capable of being a 1,500 yard back or do you even have to have that because of your depth?

CP: “I think Clinton Portis can go past 1,500 yards. If you go down and look at my stats, they have been consistent. I’m the youngest back in our backfield. All of that ‘oh he’s got a lot of carries’ — them carries last for that season. It’s not wear and tear. Once you go through the off-season, your rebuild, you re-mold. I can’t tell you a hit from last year, that still lingering on me. I feel fresh. I feel just out of college. I think I’ve been blessed and fortunate enough to have a great career, to come out and give it everything I got.”

“Whether people like it or not — knowing that I leave it on the field. Blood, sweat and tears. I’ve always been the focal point of this franchise. That’s what people fail to realize. It’s not like we line up and have Donovan McNabb at quarterback, Randy Moss at receiver and well – it’s like we stop Clinton Portis and we got a chance to win.”

“I’ve been in a lot of situations where I was just taken out of the game. I wasn’t given an opportunity, a track record will tell you – 20, 25 touches — I think our record is 27 – 3.”

“I don’t feel worried, and I’m not worried about the critics. I think I have a lot to prove and just for the simple fact to say ‘I told you so.” They feel like I’m over and done with. I feel like I am 28, and having fun. That’s the main thing, and that is most exciting. Just knowing, I can go back to having fun. Knowing all the B.S. and the behind the scene that people don’t know about.”

“I know I’m going to get shot straight. Coach Shanahan, Bobby T (Turner), Kyle — or anybody got a problem with me — they are going to come and address that. We’re going to speak it out. I’m just looking to just stepping on the field.”

“A lot of people are like ‘oh he can’t do this or he can’t do that,’ I was the last single back left. Everybody else has been in two or three back systems. [I was] the last of a dying breed. I think for myself this is a good opportunity. Knowing Larry and Willie are behind me, I don’t have to go out and get it done. If I am not on that day, they gotta get it done. I think I’ll be on, and I’m looking forward to that opportunity.”

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 29, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

106.7 The FAN: Has the new coaching staff asked you to slim down a bit and get back to what you used to be in Denver and at the University of Miami?

CP: “It’s not that they asked me. I came up with the decision, to get back down. I was playing tough man football. No matter how you cut it, with Coach Gibbs or Coach Zorn, we were playing tough man football. I think Coach Gibbs motto was just to be the toughest. I think the players adapted it, lived and died by that. We gonna be the toughest team on the field. Nobody who came here and felt like, we were going to run over the Washington Redskins. Whether it was win, lose or draw – you left out of here with most of your players missing practice that next week.”

“This whole organization went through a lot. All of the coaching changes. Being hit by the injury bug. I played behind the lines that got injured. Well we loss Chris Samuels, we lost Jon Jansen, we lost Randy Thomas. I was always part of those makeshift line. I still performed, I still got it done, I still gave everything I had. You look at the other top guys in the league, they solid. Their line, are there from week one — to wherever they end up in the playoffs. You look at me – we played with a makeshift line probably 6 out of the 7 years that we had the same linemen started off week one and finish that week 17.”

“I don’t discredit anything I’ve done in this league. I think a true football guru would know the situations, I’ve been in. I’m not harping for any appreciation or attention. I think, I just have to go out and get it done and have fun doing it.”

Coming up in Part II – Clinton Portis and I discuss Mike Shanahan, Dan Snyder, Mike Sellers, the University of Miami and the legacy of Sean Taylor.

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 29, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

son, sellers was not hitting his blocks and it was compromising the teams success, portis wants to win and you can't win with a guy not blocking anybody. like it or not, what is bad for chemistry is when someone doesn't perform when it's time to go. talk doesn't mean anything.

Posted by: mohawk44 | April 29, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

106.7 The FAN: Has the new coaching staff asked you to slim down a bit and get back to what you used to be in Denver and at the University of Miami?

CP: “It’s not that they asked me. I came up with the decision, to get back down. I was playing tough man football. No matter how you cut it, with Coach Gibbs or Coach Zorn, we were playing tough man football. I think Coach Gibbs motto was just to be the toughest. I think the players adapted it, lived and died by that. We gonna be the toughest team on the field. Nobody who came here and felt like, we were going to run over the Washington Redskins. Whether it was win, lose or draw – you left out of here with most of your players missing practice that next week.”

“This whole organization went through a lot. All of the coaching changes. Being hit by the injury bug. I played behind the lines that got injured. Well we loss Chris Samuels, we lost Jon Jansen, we lost Randy Thomas. I was always part of those makeshift line. I still performed, I still got it done, I still gave everything I had. You look at the other top guys in the league, they solid. Their line, are there from week one — to wherever they end up in the playoffs. You look at me – we played with a makeshift line probably 6 out of the 7 years that we had the same linemen started off week one and finish that week 17.”

“I don’t discredit anything I’ve done in this league. I think a true football guru would know the situations, I’ve been in. I’m not harping for any appreciation or attention. I think, I just have to go out and get it done and have fun doing it.”

Coming up in Part II – Clinton Portis and I discuss Mike Shanahan, Dan Snyder, Mike Sellers, the University of Miami and the legacy of Sean Taylor.

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 29, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

who maintained a block? When?

Haha

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe, Of course you got chicken on the grill my brutha, bet you got some pig feet and hog maws too. You better get yo azz down to rent-a-center and make your weekly payment on your computer. We would hate to lose you.

Posted by: BigDaddyLongStroke | April 29, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Salary cap applies to offseason as well

Sum(top 53 salaries)

The other 27 don't count against cap

If I remember the rule correctly

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

FINALLY, someone uttered the name Darren Sharper. Great player with super instincts and plenty of tread left. Solid locker room/character guy as well and he's a ball hawk. Intercepts passes in his sleep. And there is no doubt we need some help at FS. GO GET HIM! Hail!

Posted by: scottland7 | April 29, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you, but he intercepts passes in his sleep because of Gregg Williams. He was put in a very nice position with a mastermind D-coordinator who knew how to utilize his skillset. I still say we nab him for LaRon Landry's sake.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | April 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

re salary cap and offseason:

so between now and the start of regular training camp in late july we can have as many players as we want?

how many more mini camps can/do we have between now and then?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 29, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

FINALLY, someone uttered the name Darren Sharper. Great player with super instincts and plenty of tread left. Solid locker room/character guy as well and he's a ball hawk. Intercepts passes in his sleep. And there is no doubt we need some help at FS. GO GET HIM! Hail!

Posted by: scottland7 | April 29, 2010 3:20 PM |
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Why invest huge money into a Free Agent that is just average in run coverage, and place him in a 3-4? He is a great ball hawk but, a below average tackler/run coverage.

Pro Football Focus did a study on missed tackles, breaking down the Tackle Inefficiency Rating (T.I.R.) of every player at every position.

NO's Harper missed on 10 of them to end up with a TIR of 11.11, which put him 35 spots lower than Bell.

His fellow Pro-Bowl safety and teammate, Sharper, attempted 30 fewer solo tackles (60), but missed the same number (10), resulting in a TIR of 16.67. Only 15 players recorded a poorer TIR on the season than Sharper.

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And this from Scout.Com

Dallas may pass on Sharper..

"Nick Eatman and Josh Ellis who work for the Cowboys have mentioned how the coaching staff of the Cowboys aren't "big fans" of Darren Sharper.
In fact, they made it a point to attack him when they played them last season."

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 29, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

re salary cap and offseason:

so between now and the start of regular training camp in late july we can have as many players as we want?

how many more mini camps can/do we have between now and then?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 29, 2010 5:27 PM |

I think voluntary activities are limited to 3 but I may be wrong on that. Pretty sure I'm right though.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

how many more mini camps can/do we have between now and then?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 29, 2010 5:27 PM

Washington Redskins
Minicamps: April 16-18 (voluntary), May 7-9 (rookies; voluntary for veterans), June 16-18
OTAs: May 17-19, May 24-26, June 1-3, June 7-8, June 10-11

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d817d875c&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

All Portis antagonists, doubters, and pure haters need to read this.

It's more to a situation than what meets the surface....
Posted by: RedDMV | April 29, 2010 3:57 PM |

Red, I know you love CP, and maybe he never gets much slack up in here. But I'm sorry man, he lost me when he threw Sellers under the bus. You don't do that sh*t to your teammates. I loved Dolla Bill and all that crazy stuff CP did when Gibbs was around, it built the team up. But sometimes a man just has to STFU.

Posted by: SonofNero | April 29, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

You know what else you don't do??? Snub blocks and quit playing because you think the coach and the year is a waste. portis was right on to call out sellers...Sellers was missing blocks and giving up on plays and that in unprofessional....

Posted by: leevi98 | April 29, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

FINALLY, someone uttered the name Darren Sharper. Great player with super instincts and plenty of tread left. Solid locker room/character guy as well and he's a ball hawk. Intercepts passes in his sleep. And there is no doubt we need some help at FS. GO GET HIM! Hail!

Posted by: scottland7 | April 29, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you, but he intercepts passes in his sleep because of Gregg Williams. He was put in a very nice position with a mastermind D-coordinator who knew how to utilize his skillset. I still say we nab him for LaRon Landry's sake.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | April 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Sharper has been playing at a high level for years before playing a year or so in greg williams defense.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 29, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

FINALLY, someone uttered the name Darren Sharper. Great player with super instincts and plenty of tread left. Solid locker room/character guy as well and he's a ball hawk. Intercepts passes in his sleep. And there is no doubt we need some help at FS. GO GET HIM! Hail!

Posted by: scottland7 | April 29, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you, but he intercepts passes in his sleep because of Gregg Williams. He was put in a very nice position with a mastermind D-coordinator who knew how to utilize his skillset. I still say we nab him for LaRon Landry's sake.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | April 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Sharper has been playing at a high level for years before playing a year or so in greg williams defense.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 29, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Curzon417,
excellent. thanks much. looks like we have lots of player/coach contact/evaluation between now and "regular" camp.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | April 29, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

"We'll continue to post on the blog, just not as frequently as we have throughout the "offseason." These are comments of J Reid before he vacationed. Guess what J Reid. The blog is better thanks to Rick, Cindy, et. al. Keep it up.

Posted by: getitritegov | April 29, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I love it. No more guarrenteed paychecks rewarding half-hearted efforts.

You can be replaced! is the message Shannihan wants to send.

Posted by: DrWho2 | April 29, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Holy Sh*t!

Posted by: Burrasta1 | April 29, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Just had to say something.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | April 29, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

no one got mad at sellars for missing blocks?

But a bunch of fans jump on portis' for saying it.

After he said it I focused on sellars and the whistle kept blowing and sellars hasnt found anyone to hit, play after play.

But jump all over portis' who is getting hammered by the guys sellars wasn't blocking

That's how player hating works

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

with all of this speculation about our new emphasis on competition across the board... if (as expected) AH doesn't show up for the voluntary stuff, wondering if Shanahan would pencil him in at the bottom of the depth chart, then make him jump through some hoops to work his way back up.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe, Of course you got chicken on the grill my brutha, bet you got some pig feet and hog maws too. You better get yo azz down to rent-a-center and make your weekly payment on your computer. We would hate to lose you.

Posted by: BigDaddyLongStroke | April 29, 2010 5:01 PM

Pig parts boiling in greens, chickens on the grill, taters in the oven & Buds on ice to chill. Good thing cuz ain't got no money and the Aaron's guy wants my big screen.
ATL version of your nonsense...

Posted by: will_ga | April 29, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

right on leevi, sellars started blocking better when betts came in, which is totally unprofessional

If someone isnt pulling their weight at work, you tell your immediate supervisor

Portis hating

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BigDaddyLongStroke | April 29, 2010 5:01 PM

Posted by: will_ga | April 29, 2010 6:09 PM

elk burgers, salmon, potatoes, lentils, and huckleberries. 18 pack of Kokanee on the porch of the doublewide. paid cash for the big screen, so Walmart ain't taking it back. and if it breaks that's ok, cause I'll just stack it up in the back yard and use it for target practice.

Idaho version of all this nonsense...

although I do miss good home-style southern cooking.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

with all of this speculation about our new emphasis on competition across the board... if (as expected) AH doesn't show up for the voluntary stuff, wondering if Shanahan would pencil him in at the bottom of the depth chart, then make him jump through some hoops to work his way back up.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 6:07 PM

nah, don't think it works that way for mega-bucks guys.

seriously, don't believe the hype. #92 will be good to go for OTA's, starting all the way.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Not to sound insensitive, but how does any state allow Native American tribes to snag piles of cash from gambling while cutting back on schools, roads, state jobs, and jails?

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse
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It's because the pols blatently pander to various demographics to obtain votes. They'll pander to the Native American vote with the gambling stuff, and they pander to the Hispanic vote with the pro-immigration stuff (and I'm not interested in debating immigration here; it's just an example). It's basically corruption and bribery on a massive scale, and it's why all Washington pols from both parties suck and should be replaced.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 29, 2010 3:53 PM

skinsfan713, that was not informative at all. Mistamoe, following is a real answer to what I assume is a serious question.

Check out the U.S. legal code concerning Indian gaming (called the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act) at the Cornell Legal Information Institute here: http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/25/ch29.html

The general legal findings by Congress re: Indian gaming:

The Congress finds that—
(1) numerous Indian tribes have become engaged in or have licensed gaming activities on Indian lands as a means of generating tribal governmental revenue;
(2) Federal courts have held that section 81 of this title requires Secretarial review of management contracts dealing with Indian gaming, but does not provide standards for approval of such contracts;
(3) existing Federal law does not provide clear standards or regulations for the conduct of gaming on Indian lands;
(4) a principal goal of Federal Indian policy is to promote tribal economic development, tribal self-sufficiency, and strong tribal government; and
(5) Indian tribes have the exclusive right to regulate gaming activity on Indian lands if the gaming activity is not specifically prohibited by Federal law and is conducted within a State which does not, as a matter of criminal law and public policy, prohibit such gaming activity.

Posted by: hithere1 | April 29, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

nah, don't think it works that way for mega-bucks guys.

seriously, don't believe the hype. #92 will be good to go for OTA's, starting all the way.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 6:43 PM

absolutely do not doubt that AH shows up for mandatory OTAs and is the starter *if* he isn't traded at some point.

but would Shanahan take the bull by the horns and make an example? in other words, anyone who was here for "voluntary" offseason workouts starts higher on the symbolic pecking order, even if just for a day or two behind the scenes?

will be interesting to see how the concept of competition applies here.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

BigDaddyLongStroke

"...Of course you got chicken on the grill my brutha, bet you got some pig feet and hog maws too. You better get yo azz down to rent-a-center and make your weekly payment on your computer. We would hate to lose you."


Mr. Stroke.

May I call you Long, for short.

The trick to insults is to be funny: keep at it.

I'll stitch a Merit badge to your uniform once you drop a joke that cracks me up.

And that's hard to do.

And the 'ghetto-ese' is wack, but cool as you assume I'm as black as the guy who took your mom's virginity.

I'm even blacker.

Plus, you must not read my posts.

I don't work as my wife, mrsmoe, presently is engaged as an escort with Dez Bryant's mother.

I manage the house, so, in all actuality, I'm a pimp.

And so, if your wife ever needs work, let me know.

I don't mind employing ugly hoes.

I even have a brown paper bag with slits for eyes and mouth, suited just for her.

My only hope is that she performs better than your sister.

But not as good as your mother.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Check out the U.S. legal code concerning Indian gaming (called the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act) at the Cornell Legal Information Institute here: http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/25/ch29.html

The general legal findings by Congress re: Indian gaming:

The Congress finds that—
(1) numerous Indian tribes have become engaged in or have licensed gaming activities on Indian lands as a means of generating tribal governmental revenue;
(2) Federal courts have held that section 81 of this title requires Secretarial review of management contracts dealing with Indian gaming, but does not provide standards for approval of such contracts;
(3) existing Federal law does not provide clear standards or regulations for the conduct of gaming on Indian lands;
(4) a principal goal of Federal Indian policy is to promote tribal economic development, tribal self-sufficiency, and strong tribal government; and
(5) Indian tribes have the exclusive right to regulate gaming activity on Indian lands if the gaming activity is not specifically prohibited by Federal law and is conducted within a State which does not, as a matter of criminal law and public policy, prohibit such gaming activity.

Posted by: hithere1 | April 29, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse
___________

Okay, great job on looking up the applicable U.S. Code provision, but that wasn't my point at all. If I wanted to give the statutory answer, I would have done so, but it wasn't a law school final exam. I seriously doubt MistaMoe, of all people, was making a serious point, and I was venting, not trying to be helpful. My point was that these kinds of acts passed by Congress are done so not out of genuine concern on the part of Congress for Native American affairs, economic development, or concern for anyone at all but themselves. Congress, on both sides of the political spectrum, especially in recent times (although I believe this particular act is pretty old) constantly panders to special interest groups and ethnic groups for the purpose of garnering votes and by extension, maintaining power of the particular political party. Hence, my conclusion that they all suck. There are tons and tons of acts that fall into this category, in my opinion.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 29, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Moe, you are engaging in conversation a person who, by all indications, has fashioned his handle after his profession. I would advise putting any man who jerks other men or his father off for a living on an ITA list.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

I am a big Portis supporter/fan. I never get the haters...zorn/jc/sellers can someone remind me where he was wrong in his take on the situation...

Big year, career high in TDs...book it!

Posted by: chrislarry | April 29, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

dont feed the trollz...

Posted by: chrislarry | April 29, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

When might there be a lockout?

Seems Skins are assembling a roster of veterans who probably feel very lucky to even be working still? In what scenario does a mentality like that work for management?

Don't see how you build enough team cohesion to "win now" with a bunch of new faces on the roster. Just not likely to meld enough at the right time to make a difference this season.

Posted by: Xlnt | April 29, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Mistamoe I want to be like you when I grow up. You are one hilarious dude. I've been following RI for 2 years and post infrequently as "Childrenofthezorn"..but I had to let that one go.

Posted by: Bupdog | April 29, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Any one who say their will be a lockout, there CRAZY!!!

The owners make to much money to let it happen.

Its never gonna happen. Just let the situation run it's course.

If their IS a lockout, it will end by the Skinz' bi week.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 29, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Go Portis!

Good link Redd.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Xlnt | April 29, 2010 7:49 PM

the threat of a lockout in 2011 involves a bunch of posturing on both sides, but haven't been following CBA negotiations. maybe other folks could chip in with some analysis or even just bulls!t.

given last season, seems like we're mostly looking for "win more" right now... hopefully building up to "win big" later.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

After reading several comments, I'm glad to see fans are coming around on the sign FS Darren Sharper front. I've been clamouring for him for awhile now.

He'd be the perfect veteran to mebbe teach our young secondary a few thing or two.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Mistamoe I want to be like you when I grow up. You are one hilarious dude. I've been following RI for 2 years and post infrequently as "Childrenofthezorn"..but I had to let that one go.

Posted by: Bupdog | April 29, 2010 7:52 PM |

Uh oh Moe, you have an admirer. A stalker maybe?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

of course 65 gallons was too much, when I can't tell the difference between bulls!t and my favorite Lakota Sioux war chief:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/Sitting_Bull_-_edit2.jpg

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

scottcampbell1975

"....you are engaging in conversation a person who, by all indications, has fashioned his handle after his profession. I would advise putting any man who jerks other men or his father off for a living on an ITA list."


Funny.

I'm actaully violating a personal rule.

I really try not to respond to dudes trying to gain swag by baiting a vet poster into a fight.

I hear you, so unless it's a long time poster, I'll ignore petty insults.

Thanks for keeping me correct.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

After reading several comments, I'm glad to see fans are coming around on the sign FS Darren Sharper front. I've been clamouring for him for awhile now.

He'd be the perfect veteran to mebbe teach our young secondary a few thing or two.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 8:04 PM |

If I've come to realize anything about the new regime is they haven't signed ANYONE that has been the topic of popular conversation.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

After reading several comments, I'm glad to see fans are coming around on the sign FS Darren Sharper front. I've been clamouring for him for awhile now.

He'd be the perfect veteran to mebbe teach our young secondary a few thing or two.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 8:04 PM

any idea on the asking price? he's an UFA and just visited w/ Jacksonville. aside from McNabb, the pattern so far has been cheap pick-ups. and not that there is anything wrong with that, either.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

the best players on the team are the most heavily criticized.

That's what "player hating" is

It exposes a lack of understanding of the game or a lack of emotional control

We lost, well it must be the QBs fault, duh

Example, jemarcus russels rookie stats are better than sanchez' ones a hero ones a zero.

Portis' is too old even though he's younger than betts, Cartwright, and sellars

Campbells clearly not the guy for Washington, he goes to Oakland now he's a proven starter and qb of the future

Shannahan won't tolerate prima donnas, jay cutler and brandon marshall

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for keeping me correct.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 8:09 PM

Agreed, he's beneath you but it was an entertaining response nonetheless.

Posted by: will_ga | April 29, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, this front office is Krafty with a Kapital "K"

Russell Okung?

Nah, don't THINK SO: Trent Williams.

Quality Backup QB?

Nah, don't THINK SO: Wrecks Grossman

Sign TO?

Nah, don't THINK SO: Joey Galloway

Darren Sharper?

Nah, don't THINK SO: We just signed somebody ELSE (whatshisface, I think)

Trade Hayesworth?

Nah, don't THINK SO: We expect him to be at camp.

Donovan McNabb? Dennis Morris?

Sign Sharper!! HA!! You'd LIKE us to, wouldn't you?

Yeah, that's what you'd WANT us to do, right? That's what we THOUGHT!

Don't think so.

Alan Faneca? Please. Too obvious.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 29, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

why is Mastah Snyder dragging his azz on signing DSharp?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Got to get up pretty early in the morning to imagine what we're gonna do next.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 29, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Bupdog

"...I've been following RI for 2 years and post infrequently
as "Childrenofthezorn"..but I had to let that one go..."


Advice.

I started posting at the advice of Jason La Canfora after a series of back and forth emails.

I tried posting in redskins.com, but those folks are cavemen on crack.

Follow these commandments:

I suggest you post what you feel, but make sure you research your stuff.

Ignore dudes who want to engage in petty, rude fights.

Follow the whole league and not just the redskins so you can argue intelligently.

Bone up on redskins' history if you're a young'n who really knows nothing about the '90s, '80s, '70s, and why you really should hate the cowboys.

Don't take it personally should someone make fun of your stuff.

HTTR: means Hail To The Redskins

'beep beep' means a new thread is up.

beantowngreg is a creative writer.

redDmv writes curse words for broke rappers.

scottcampbell and theCork don't have the same politics, trust me.

And finally, Friday is the best day to go freestyle about anything you want to talk about.

The usual topics?: booty, weed, azz, coochie, hip hop, rock, more azz, politics, the Caps, ACC basketball, fine chicks with wack dudes, beer, barbeque--you know, the usual chatta dudes engage in while avoiding work.

And that's the final commandment--you must figure out a way to post while not doing your job.

And if you should lose your job, that give that much more time to post.

Good luck, kid.

This place is Pandora without the blue people.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 29, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth isnt well conditioned, but he played more snaps than every skins d lineman except carter.

How conditioned can a 6'6" 315 lb DT be?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Campbells clearly not the guy for Washington, he goes to Oakland now he's a proven starter and qb of the future

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 8:16 PM
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Campbell, elected to the ProBowl, book it.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Sharper has a Superbowl ring now, so he might be after a lil retirement money...

I'd only offer him a 1-2 year contract @round 5 million a year at the most.

He's been a classy player his entire career and has produced everywhere he's been. He's not the type of guy who relaxes after getting paid. Though not getting paid how he wants has prolly been the reason he's bounced from team to team.

*Speculation* Once a new CBA is reached, players like Sharper will get paid accordingly. Proven veterans will get the bigger contract versus the 1st round picks. That will piss off many RI's who complain about signing anyone over 28 years old to bigger contracts.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

so who goes to Vegas with mastah snyder now?
does he buy Shanny sr. a lap dance? can shanny jr. get in the clubs?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth isnt well conditioned, but he played more snaps than every skins d lineman except carter.

How conditioned can a 6'6" 315 lb DT be?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 8:26 PM

funny but fair... don't have much problem with his play, and yes he probably could be a little better at offseason conditioning.

I think the major knock is that AH is a potential threat to the herd mentality that Shanahan is trying to instill.

even the illiterate interview from CP suggests that many former prima donnas are falling into place.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

How conditioned can a 6'6" 315 lb DT be?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 8:26 PM
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but he cant condition his glute.. I think he sprained it one time in a game last year...
"pushing a big ol pile".

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth isnt well conditioned, but he played more snaps than every skins d lineman except carter.

How conditioned can a 6'6" 315 lb DT be?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 8:26 PM


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It's funny when posters say things like he's lazy or can't stay on the field despite this fact.

It's the media that has puppets hating on Albert Haynesworth. People just can't stand the fact that he got paid.

NatePDX made a good point of how too much is made of Alberts bad moments and not enough is said of his good moments.

Same with Portis. It's no coincidence some fans have begun hating on Portis while he's reaching the final years of his backloaded contract. They made a big deal of him getting oxygen on the sideline for christ sake!

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

*Speculation* Once a new CBA is reached, players like Sharper will get paid accordingly. Proven veterans will get the bigger contract versus the 1st round picks. That will piss off many RI's who complain about signing anyone over 28 years old to bigger contracts.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 8:29 PM

I think Sharper will get paid accordingly, regardless. might be less than what he wants, but the market will set a value.

and depending on how the CBA is renegotiated, won't the bigger difference be high-end draft picks vs. younger vets entering free agency for the first time?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

NatePDX made a good point of how too much is made of Alberts bad moments and not enough is said of his good moments.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 8:45 PM

and da "good moments" are? My only memory of Al is in a cart with a towel over his head or sitting on the bench.. taking fifty per cent of the snaps.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

and da "good moments" are? My only memory of Al is in a cart with a towel over his head or sitting on the bench.. taking fifty per cent of the snaps.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 8:49 PM |

well, then it's obvious you weren't paying attention or even watching any games.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

It's funny when posters say things like he's lazy or can't stay on the field despite this fact.

It's the media that has puppets hating on Albert Haynesworth. People just can't stand the fact that he got paid.

NatePDX made a good point of how too much is made of Alberts bad moments and not enough is said of his good moments.

Same with Portis. It's no coincidence some fans have begun hating on Portis while he's reaching the final years of his backloaded contract. They made a big deal of him getting oxygen on the sideline for christ sake!

Posted by: Vicc

First thing we've agreed on in a while brother Vicc.

Posted by: dcwun | April 29, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

How conditioned can a 6'6" 315 lb DT be?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 8:26 PM
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but he cant condition his glute.. I think he sprained it one time in a game last year...
"pushing a big ol pile".


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funniest thing about his pulling his azz cheek was when the network kept showing instant replays of it... A 300+ lb man pushng against a pile of men.. then pulling up and holding his azz in pain...
And they played it over and over..
You just cant make this sh*t up.,,

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Hindsight is 6'6/320

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 29, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

and da "good moments" are? My only memory of Al is in a cart with a towel over his head or sitting on the bench.. taking fifty per cent of the snaps.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 8:49 PM |

well, then it's obvious you weren't paying attention or even watching any games.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 8:52 PM
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hey numb one..
at 4-12 no one was paying attention or watching..

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

must sign off and shoot the TV...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

and da "good moments" are? My only memory of Al is in a cart with a towel over his head or sitting on the bench.. taking fifty per cent of the snaps.

Posted by: cliftonbiz |

Wow. Even when we have the best in the league at his position (according to an SI players poll) we find something to criticize. I guess every DL on the team was out of shape since he played the more than anyone except Carter.

Double teams every play with 300lb lineman will get anyone tired.

Posted by: dcwun | April 29, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

hey numb one..
at 4-12 no one was paying attention or watching..

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 8:58 PM |

Oh I bet you 90% of the people on this blog were. You, on the other hand, obviously weren't yet here you are making comments like you were and then basically admitted that you weren't. If you're not watching the games, don't act like you know what the hell is going on.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Double teams every play with 300lb lineman will get anyone tired.

Posted by: dcwun | April 29, 2010 8:59 PM

pssst.. he's good as gone.. let go for your own health.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Even when we have the best in the league at his position (according to an SI players poll) we find something to criticize. I guess every DL on the team was out of shape since he played the more than anyone except Carter.

Double teams every play with 300lb lineman will get anyone tired.


Posted by: dcwun | April 29, 2010 8:59 PM | Report

You can't listen to this guy. He just said he didn't even watch the games.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

We need an everywhere speedy FS. A centerfield, ball hawk, playmaker. Horton seemed to have the " lucky" knack for being around the ball... but not sold on him having dangerous speed. What's with freakin out over Cooley talkin on the phone and driving? Sheesh... it's not like he put a bag over a toddlers head

Posted by: stromi | April 29, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh I bet you 90% of the people on this blog were. You, on the other hand, obviously weren't yet here you are making comments like you were and then basically admitted that you weren't. If you're not watching the games, don't act like you know what the hell is going on.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:02 PM |
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i did see jason candle labra's last pass as a Redskin in the comeback against the Sandiego chargers.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

won't the bigger difference be high-end draft picks vs. younger vets entering free agency for the first time?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 8:48 PM


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I'd imagine so. Rookie contracts will most likely be 3 year contracts, max.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

NatePDX made a good point of how too much is made of Alberts bad moments and not enough is said of his good moments.

Same with Portis. It's no coincidence some fans have begun hating on Portis while he's reaching the final years of his backloaded contract. They made a big deal of him getting oxygen on the sideline for christ sake!

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Agree on Haynesworth a billion percent.

With Portis, it's not hating to say that he looked either out of shape, or injured, or some of both last year. Dude had no burst and no waggle. He didn't look good last year.

But I'll be the first one to give him props when he comes out the gait crackin on LBs and showin some elusiveness. If he still can. I'm pumped for this season and I hope he does.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | April 29, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

did see jason candle labra's last pass as a Redskin in the comeback against the Sandiego chargers.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:08 PM

Well that's something I guess.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Only thing I will say about Portis is that he can be as good as he wants to be. If he puts in the work and sets his mind to it he can be a beast...barring injury.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RomoLongballs | April 29, 2010 9:09 PM

Agree with this post. The biggest problem last year was Zorn. His conditioning program sucked (and is why AH is working out on his own this year) and he lost the team during the last half of the 2008 season.

My bet is that both AH and CP are in superior shape and have huge seasons this year.

The competence of our coaches (MS/KS/JH) this year will show just how much Zorn was in over his head as a HC.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Oh I bet you 90% of the people on this blog were. You, on the other hand, obviously weren't yet here you are making comments like you were and then basically admitted that you weren't. If you're not watching the games, don't act like you know what the hell is going on.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:02 PM |
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If you watched all the games of a 4-12 team.. I feel sorry for you..
I did watch the Neworleans game, 3hours I will never see again, and the sandiego 2nd half.. 1.5 hours.. but not the other 14 games.. So, 14 games x's 3 hours thats 42 hours I am ahead of you on this rock (and I spent most of that 42 hours with my wife an family). And there hasnt yet been a Redskin player coming by my office to sit in front of my desk and drink beer while watching me work for 3 hours?? (but if they pay me 4 mil a year.. I will let them..)
Life is passing you numbskulls by..
Spend time with your family and keep your money away from mastah snydah.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

With Portis, it's not hating to say that he looked either out of shape, or injured, or some of both last year. Dude had no burst and no waggle. He didn't look good last year.

Posted by: RomoLongballs

Understood. But I do have a question: Did any of our running backs show burst or waggle this past season? I only ask because Portis had the best ypc out of all of them.

@cliftonbiz- he gave us 4 sacks while creating opportunities for sacks and I seem to remember Albert stuffing Brandon Jacobs on 4th and 1. Actually teams didn't convert many 3rd and 1s on us this year. How do you explain that?

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

but would Shanahan take the bull by the horns and make an example? in other words, anyone who was here for "voluntary" offseason workouts starts higher on the symbolic pecking order, even if just for a day or two behind the scenes?

will be interesting to see how the concept of competition applies here.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 29, 2010 6:54 PM

see that's what i'm sayin', i really don't think so. #92's situation is not nearly as dire as the Post has made out i don't think.

every trade rumor has been shot down. the only quotes out there from Albert say he's down for whatever Haslett wants him to do. the only thing Shanahan has said himself was that he didn't agree with #92's offseason plan.

so the point is, in answer to your question, i believe he'll still be #1 on the depth chart, even "behind the scenes" like you said.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

"Life is passing you numbskulls by.. "


Says the guy posting on RI.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

did see jason candle labra's last pass as a Redskin in the comeback against the Sandiego chargers.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:08 PM

Well that's something I guess.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:10 PM
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arrrgghh.. mister scampbell..with all due respect.... I was being facetious (although I did see it).. wasnt that an out of bounds Fail Mary?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

If you watched all the games of a 4-12 team.. I feel sorry for you..
I did watch the Neworleans game, 3hours I will never see again, and the sandiego 2nd half.. 1.5 hours.. but not the other 14 games.. So, 14 games x's 3 hours thats 42 hours I am ahead of you on this rock (and I spent most of that 42 hours with my wife an family). And there hasnt yet been a Redskin player coming by my office to sit in front of my desk and drink beer while watching me work for 3 hours?? (but if they pay me 4 mil a year.. I will let them..)
Life is passing you numbskulls by..
Spend time with your family and keep your money away from mastah snydah.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:19 PM |

Whateves dude. I watch every game every year with my family. Life is hardly passing me by. But like I said, whatever...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Spend time with your family and keep your money away from mastah snydah.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:19 PM


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What if your family enjoys watching the games with you?

I'm not sure how watching 3hrs of sports on Sunday equates to not spending time with the family

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

arrrgghh.. mister scampbell..with all due respect.... I was being facetious (although I did see it).. wasnt that an out of bounds Fail Mary?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:23 PM |

I know, so was I.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

cliftonbiz, then what the hell are you even doing here, Mr. Carpe friggin' Diem?

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Posted by: xianyou52 | April 29, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Actually teams didn't convert many 3rd and 1s on us this year. How do you explain that?

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:20 PM

4-12 W-L would indicate there were never many 3rd and 1s.. But ALOT of 2 and 1s....

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

What if your family enjoys watching the games with you?

I'm not sure how watching 3hrs of sports on Sunday equates to not spending time with the family

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:26 PM

what if you only want 3 damn hours a week without your boss and wife and kids yammering in your ear?

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

cliftonbiz, then what the hell are you even doing here, Mr. Carpe friggin' Diem?

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:26 PM

He's living the highlife and arguing with a curiously subdued scamp.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Am i the only one who is getting furious about the constant attacks by Lavar Arrington on Dan snyder and about some of the Redskins like Albert Haynesworth and Portis, while his cohort continues to laugh about the situation. Sad. I think the Dan has made the right moves this year and we should all give him the benefit of the doubt and judge him by what his designee produce on the field. Dont get good fans of the redskins riled up about issues of the past.

If we talk about the past, then we can talk about how bad Lavar was in his last year here, he was basically was used on third down coverage. Even then, he blew plays and lost several games for us, yet he continues to criticiz Albert Haynesworth, atleast, albbert is not blowing the plays like you did Lavar. He helped all of his teammates all around him last year and will continue to do this year. Lets not throw stones at others.Lets top bashing Dan Snyder and Albert Haynesworth and Portis...Having a radio show doesn't give a indivdual a license to criticize people day in day out...If you are a true Redskins fan then lets stand up for our players and our team.

Everyone should call in and correct Lavar for his inaccurate memories and about the fallacies of his arguments.

Posted by: maz3 | April 29, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

xianyou52,

ummmm...your link is broken.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

what if you only want 3 damn hours a week without your boss and wife and kids yammering in your ear?

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:31 PM

With you there brother. Married 25 years, two grown kids, I think that I deserve at least 3 hours of ME time per week.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Everyone should call in and correct Lavar for his inaccurate memories and about the fallacies of his arguments.

Posted by: maz3 | April 29, 2010 9:32 PM

This sounds like one of the few things that makes posting on Redskins Insider seem like a really productive way to spend your time at work.

Posted by: beep-beep | April 29, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

maz3, Daniel Snyder has not yet earned the benefit of the doubt.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

doesn't watch most of the games..."it appears as if his girlfriend has removed his spine, rendering him incapable of watching the game."

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

what if you only want 3 damn hours a week without your boss and wife and kids yammering in your ear?

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:31 PM


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That's understandable.

Unfortunately "the boss" is usually the wife, 24/7.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

"it appears as if his girlfriend has removed his spine, rendering him incapable of watching the game."

Posted by: terrapin3

Wife gave me back my spine after the kids moved out...

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

What if your family enjoys watching the games with you?

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:26 PM

at 4-12, they should be evaluated, too.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

...maybe one day she will give me back my balls...:(

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

With you there brother. Married 25 years, two grown kids, I think that I deserve at least 3 hours of ME time per week.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 9:34 PM

i'm only imagining what family life is like. man, not a THING against settling down and stuff, but i just like my wanton debauchery too much.

problem's gonna be when i finally get too old for it.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

"...and the night life...ain't a good life...but it's my life."

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Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

xianyou52,

ummmm...your link is broken.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:32 PM

...but your graphics are great. My favorite was the attack aircraft carrier that was taking relief supplies to Chile. This one looks like a 32-year-old single woman's fantasy of how Valentine's day should work. Next time could you please do a graphical interpretation of John Riggins' 43 yard, fourth and one run for a TD in Super Bowl XVII? Thanks in advance.

Posted by: beep-beep | April 29, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

problem's gonna be when i finally get too old for it.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:42 PM

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You're never too old. Just ask Jimmy Johnson or click on street vendor's "extenze" link.

Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Vicc and Curzon, laffin' my a** off.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

I haven't been married long enough to lose my spine or my balls yet and luckily I got the wifey loving the Skins and fishing.

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Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 29, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Y'all some funny bamas. Red, Brian, 44 dude, chris, can't believe yall still ridin CP's jock every time he runs his mouth. Y'all got some short memories.

So I'm hatin' on an overpaid, entitled, non practicing cancer on the team who never met a microphone he didn't like? Chile please.

All of Portis' problems are self made. His beef with the line, his beef with Sellers, coaches, Campbell and on and on. All these problems were caused by him taking advantage of preferential treatment, not practicing, showing up in shape and being a general prima-donna. And yet, every time I turn around this bama is runnin his yap about somebody else.

And yeah, you can say he operated under some messed up coaching systems and messed up management but that don't excuse how he handled his business.

Where I come from, you're either part of the problem or part of the solution.
Portis' mouth, along with his conditioning and special status with Danny-boy have been a big part of the problems around here. That's why he needs to STFU and just work!

Posted by: Predator48 | April 29, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

am i the only one up here who's scared of commitment?

Vicc, i KNEW someone had that ASCII art. excellent stuff, i'm SO glad that gets past the blog administrator.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

So many new faces is not a good thing for the Skins prospects this year at least. I think Shanahan and Allen realized what a mess they've inherited and have signed any and everybody...

Posted by: nadeemsx | April 29, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

i'm only imagining what family life is like. man, not a THING against settling down and stuff, but i just like my wanton debauchery too much.

problem's gonna be when i finally get too old for it.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 9:42 PM

yep.. creepy old 35 year olds in a bar checking out 20 sumpthin girls.. pathetic.. and close to illegal..

At that point its time to head to Florida
and service those older more grateful ones.. That'll should keep you on your pogo stick till ummmmmm 80?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Why are we signing Wade and Galloway? What we need to do is sign Sharper and we should solidify a playoff spot! I think he's gonna be the missing piece to our secondary! Shannahan please sign him before he signs elsewhere!

Posted by: Skinz49 | April 29, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

"Not to sound insensitive, but how does any state allow Native American tribes to snag piles of cash from gambling while cutting back on schools, roads, state jobs, and jails?Posted by: MistaMoe"

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Posted by: Samson151 | April 29, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

So many new faces is not a good thing for the Skins prospects this year at least. I think Shanahan and Allen realized what a mess they've inherited and have signed any and everybody...

Posted by: nadeemsx | April 29, 2010 10:00 PM

gotta replace the dead wood that was cut when Shanny got here.

he doesn't get talked about much, but don't sleep on Artis Hicks. although the backup with Minnesota, he's an upgrade over no less than 3 'skins linemen that started last year (IMO, Heyer, Will Montgomery and BMW).

there's competition at most positions this year, and that in itself is a huge upgrade from last year.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

yep.. creepy old 35 year olds in a bar checking out 20 sumpthin girls.. pathetic.. and close to illegal..

At that point its time to head to Florida
and service those older more grateful ones.. That'll should keep you on your pogo stick till ummmmmm 80?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 10:03 PM |

then when you croak from too much via-gra you can have a smile on your face while they struggle to close the casket.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

he doesn't get talked about much, but don't sleep on Artis Hicks. although the backup with Minnesota, he's an upgrade over no less than 3 'skins linemen that started last year (IMO, Heyer, Will Montgomery and BMW).

there's competition at most positions this year, and that in itself is a huge upgrade from last year.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 10:08 PM
=
know someone in MNVikes.. said Hicks was a steal. and its why it was the first move when the new Skins admin arrived.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Predator48

hey your right the O line was tremendous, 35 yr old sellars was outstanding

portis is the redskins 2nd leading rusher of all time by a complete fluke

now that Campbell's gone, once we get rid of Portis, rogers, mcIntosh, super bowl dynasty

you hating on portis, the most consistent offensive performer of the last 5 years, cooley too

your whacked

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

then hopefully Cook can unseat Chad Rinehart. if Capers works out at RT that's great but if not he should be able to replace Montgomery at the least.

and then, the OL suddenly doesn't look so god-awful anymore. starters and depth, how 'bout that?

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:15 PM

Portis IS the best blocking tailback in the league, too. dude must think that it doesn't take any heart for that.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

you hating on portis, the most consistent offensive performer of the last 5 years, cooley too

your whacked

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:15 PM

Portis was once once the most consistent, in 2008.

Last year, once Portis and Cooley were out with injuries, the Offense jelled. Running backs hit the holes faster and Davis showed why he was the top rated TE in College.

Zorn played who he was told to play, despite who was the better player in practice. Shanahan is changing that. Best player in Practice plays on Sunday. Its what the great teams do.. Giants, Pats, Ravens, etc.

I think we'll see 9-7.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 29, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

If you watched all the games of a 4-12 team.. I feel sorry for you..
I did watch the Neworleans game, 3hours I will never see again, and the sandiego 2nd half.. 1.5 hours.. but not the other 14 games.. So, 14 games x's 3 hours thats 42 hours I am ahead of you on this rock (and I spent most of that 42 hours with my wife an family). And there hasnt yet been a Redskin player coming by my office to sit in front of my desk and drink beer while watching me work for 3 hours?? (but if they pay me 4 mil a year.. I will let them..)
Life is passing you numbskulls by..
Spend time with your family and keep your money away from mastah snydah.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | April 29, 2010 9:19 PM |

I'm not a name caller so listen to me when I say this...Your "wife" is embarrassed by this post. In fact…wake up your "wife" and show her this nonsense and she will tell you that she only watches Ellen, American Idol, and The Bachelor because she thought YOU liked it. You’re either full of shat or the most pathetic person to ever post on RI.

In fact your TEVO has you in the 12 year old girl demographic….up next is iCarly.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 29, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

The competence of our coaches (MS/KS/JH) this year will show just how much Zorn was in over his head as a HC.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Understood. But I do have a question: Did any of our running backs show burst or waggle this past season? I only ask because Portis had the best ypc out of all of them.
Posted by: Vicc | April 29, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Hell yeah, Curz. Agreed.

Vicc, not to rehash old BS, but even Rock hit the holes harder than Portis did. YPC inflated by one run, blah blah blah.

Long story short, no. None of them were as good as Portis, but since we're starting out with the fact the Portis wasn't that good last year, I think all that means is that we had sh!tty RBs to go along with SJK scheme, blocking, morale, etc. No waggle in the giddyup.

I'm a fan of your art, BTW. lmao

Posted by: RomoLongballs | April 29, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 10:18 PM

Hicks was a backup. The Vikings line wasnt the Jets line. If Hicks was that good a rookie wouldnt have been starting at RT for the Vikes. As for Cook and Capers those guys were seventh round picks for a reason. If Cook and Capers are playing I hope Donovan is in shape because he is going to be running for his life. The line is going to improve from the debacle we had last year but lets be realistic about the kind of production or I guess I should say protection we should expect.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 29, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

once, they signed levi jones and eliminated 5 and 7 step drops the offense jelled

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM

your a penguins fan anyway

booooooooooooooooo

Portis IS the best blocking tailback in the league, too. dude must think that it doesn't take any heart for that.

Posted by: terrapin3

exactly, look at Portis' numbers, if he did that with half his heart then he is the most athleticly gifted back ever.

anyone who thinks a guy can have multiple 1300+ yard seasons by half-azzing it, they're crazy or....

they're haters

riggins didn't practice either haters

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

once, they signed levi jones and eliminated 5 and 7 step drops the offense jelled

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:50 PM

Thinking Sherm Lewis had more to do with the little jump the O made than Levi did.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Hicks was a backup. The Vikings line wasnt the Jets line. If Hicks was that good a rookie wouldnt have been starting at RT for the Vikes. As for Cook and Capers those guys were seventh round picks for a reason. If Cook and Capers are playing I hope Donovan is in shape because he is going to be running for his life. The line is going to improve from the debacle we had last year but lets be realistic about the kind of production or I guess I should say protection we should expect.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 29, 2010 10:42 PM

Minny's line wasn't the Jets' line, you're right about that. but it was a hell of a sight better than the trainwreck we had here.

between Cook, Capers and Hicks, it's like they kinda have to be an upgrade, right? i don't look for Capers or Cook to start, i look for them to get useless-ass Chad Rinehart and Will Montgomery out of here. as for Hicks, he is DEFINITELY better than Heyer.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

MAAAn, even with the Wizard's best, the Mavericks couldn't rise above..Nowitzki, though Bird-like with his shooting, ain't Bird on defense (which Bird was good at)..Canadiens defense was just contractile-SICK last night, they totally swarmed the Caps whenever they were in their zone, Caps need to step ANOTHER STEP up to break the choke-habit...

Spring Refresh in the air...

Posted by: frak | April 29, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM

did riggins practice?

Posted by: Predator48

we're funny bamas? your a delusional one

did riggo practice?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

once, they signed levi jones and eliminated 5 and 7 step drops the offense jelled

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:50 PM

Thinking Sherm Lewis had more to do with the little jump the O made than Levi did.

Posted by: Curzon417

it wasn't because cooley and portis were hurt, IMO, that's what the haters are trying to say

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:58 PM

I can only wonder what kind of contribution you make to our wonderful society..

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 29, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:58 PM

I can only wonder what kind of contribution you make to our wonderful society..

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 29, 2010 11:04 PM |

I bet you I can guess who he works for.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

it wasn't because cooley and portis were hurt, IMO, that's what the haters are trying to say

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:58 PM

I hear you, but sometimes it seems like you take it too personally...

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

oh sh*t, we were supposed to be making contributions to society? WHOOPS!

i didn't get the memo.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

I bet you I can guess who he works for.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

pabrian=#2? who does #2 work for?

kidding, pb2003. not hating.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | April 29, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:11 PM

thanks, now there is beer all over my keyboard...

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:11 PM

thanks, now there is beer all over my keyboard...

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 11:13 PM

that's me, spreading joy wherever i go...

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

once, they signed levi jones and eliminated 5 and 7 step drops the offense jelled

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 29, 2010 10:50 PM


Levi Jones sucked last year. How many games did he play and managed to give up 6.5 sacks? He's no better than Heyer - which means he's no better than a bag of chips. That may explain why NOBODY is trying to sign Levi Jones.

Seriously. Can we set the bar a little higher than Levi Jones and Heyer?

Please.

Posted by: edvar | April 29, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:11 PM

thanks, now there is beer all over my keyboard...

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 11:13 PM |


Nice!

Posted by: edvar | April 29, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: edvar | April 29, 2010 11:16 PM

Agreed. Although you'll never reach your intended audience. He no comprende..

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 29, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Agreed. Although you'll never reach your intended audience. He no comprende..

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 29, 2010 11:21 PM |

Yes. Peabrain is rather firm in his convictions.

I suppose there is something to be said for that. I tend to give him the benefit of the doubt more often than not because he is a pretty dedicated fan who is always supportive and rarely complains. Sometimes frustratingly so in spite of the obvious - but the boy is definitely not a complainer.

Posted by: edvar | April 29, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

HAIL!!!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 29, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Starters:

LT-T. Williams
LG-D. Dockery
C-C. Rabach
RG-M. Williams
RT-A. Hicks

Back-ups:
T-S. Heyer
T/G-S. Capers
C/G-E. Williams
G/C-E. Cook

any quibbles? who am i missing? Oldenberg? Lichtensteiger?

(all this assumes no more W. Montgomery or C. Rinehart)

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Terrapin3 - So far, that looks about right. Still not crazy about Hicks starting at RT, but will have to suspend judgment till I see him in our scheme. And if Heyer is our primary back-up at Left Tackle, then we still have some work to do...

Posted by: edvar | April 29, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: edvar | April 29, 2010 11:30 PM

He is consistent and loyal to a fault. Definitely a root for the player first and uniform second kind of guy, I like his conviction but despise his predictable positions and clichés. I never intentionally pick on him but sometimes I get bored.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 29, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:34 PM

Don't be surprised to see Heyer cut and other OT's signed between now and the end of training camp.

My guess is that TWilliams and Rabach may be the two starters you have right. Dock may have to earn his spot, and the right side may not be signed yet.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Hey Deisel, what kind of odds are you placing on 7th rounders Capers and Cook? I'm liking Cook a little better than Capers, but I'm hoping they both stick.

Posted by: edvar | April 29, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: edvar | April 29, 2010 11:39 PM

agree about Heyer, that's the thing: the 'skins need one more good T and i don't know where they're gonna get one.

i'm a kool-aid drinker so i think that Shanahan/Allen is going to figure something out. Shanny's got way too good a reputation to spend a whole lot of time rebuilding with a mediocre-to-bad win/loss record.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

i hope.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

i hope.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:49 PM |

Roger that.

Posted by: edvar | April 29, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Don't be surprised to see Heyer cut and other OT's signed between now and the end of training camp.

My guess is that TWilliams and Rabach may be the two starters you have right. Dock may have to earn his spot, and the right side may not be signed yet.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 11:43 PM

wouldn't mind seeing Heyer gone. Edwin Williams is enough to satisfy my Terp fix.

i'm still not off getting Jared Gaither or Jammal Brown yet.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey Deisel, what kind of odds are you placing on 7th rounders Capers and Cook? I'm liking Cook a little better than Capers, but I'm hoping they both stick.

Posted by: edvar | April 29, 2010 11:46 PM


Cook offers some versatility since he played four spots along the line at New Mexico -- LT, RT, LG, & C. 6'6 is a little tall for C but if he gets stronger he could also play OG.

Capers: Artis Hicks likely will start at right tackle this season so Capers can come in and learn. He is athletic but needs to get stronger and will never be anything other than a RT or OG. Not that there is anything wrong with that since he was a 2-3rd RD talent before he fell flat on his face at the Senior Bowl. Solid pick.

I don’t usually drool over 7th Rd picks but both of these guys actually have some potential and IMO prevented what was heading towards a below average draft.


Posted by: Diesel44 | April 30, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

wouldn't mind seeing Heyer gone. Edwin Williams is enough to satisfy my Terp fix.

i'm still not off getting Jared Gaither or Jammal Brown yet.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:58 PM

My home town fix is Cook, so am hopeful that he will replace Rabach if EWilliams does not.

Hopefully JBrown will be a Skin by the time training camp starts. Now way will the Saints keep him after drafting a tackle.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 30, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 29, 2010 11:43 PM

wouldn't mind seeing Heyer gone. Edwin Williams is enough to satisfy my Terp fix.

i'm still not off getting Jared Gaither or Jammal Brown yet.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 29, 2010 11:58 PM |

Speaking of Terps...

Did DB/FS Nolan Carroll get signed anywhere? He would make an intriguing UFA pick-up. Too bad he broke his leg last season. Could maybe help out at FS and dime packages. I thought he might be worth a look...

Posted by: edvar | April 30, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Did DB/FS Nolan Carroll get signed anywhere? He would make an intriguing UFA pick-up. Too bad he broke his leg last season. Could maybe help out at FS and dime packages. I thought he might be worth a look...

Posted by: edvar | April 30, 2010 12:06 AM

went to the 'phins in the 5th round.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 30, 2010 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: edvar | April 30, 2010 12:06 AM

5th rd pick by the Tuna.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 30, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Cook offers some versatility since he played four spots along the line at New Mexico -- LT, RT, LG, & C. 6'6 is a little tall for C but if he gets stronger he could also play OG.

+++

Yeah, I think he's too tall for center as well, but at a lean 6-6 315, he could make an awesome Guard. There isn't a lot of youtube footage on him to look at, but the little there is shows a guy who is not carrying much fat. He's looking pretty solid and in shape. That's a big boy...

Posted by: edvar | April 30, 2010 12:12 AM | Report abuse

went to the 'phins in the 5th round.

5th rd pick by the Tuna.

Good for him.

Posted by: edvar | April 30, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Cook = Montgomery hittin' the road...

hell, Capers could conceivably = Heyer hittin' the road...

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 30, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

If Heyer was shown the door he would be signed within a day. He was an excellent find as an undrafted FA and should have never been a starter that early in his career. He should be used for depth.

My guess is he makes the team and guys like Monty, Rhino, Fanika, Lichtensteiger, Oldenburg, & Robinson are battling for 1-2 roster spots.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 30, 2010 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Fanika and Robinson, that's who i was missing.

seems like he's been here forever but Heyer does have young age going for him. and he is good depth, you're right he never should have started that early.

we've got ol' Vinny to thank for that, i'm so glad there's adults running the talent acquisition now.

Posted by: terrapin3 | April 30, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

I'm out. Chat with you guys later.

Hail!

Posted by: edvar | April 30, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Here's hoping that the new coaching staff knows how to use the talent that is here, especially fan favorites like Marko.

http://www.csnwashington.com/04/30/10/Redskins-WR-Mitchell-Ready-To-Make-His-M/landing_redskins.html?blockID=226145&feedID=272

Turning off the lights and heading to bed. Brownwood, get the coffee going and the get the day started.

Nite all.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 30, 2010 12:57 AM | Report abuse

Competition is a good thing.
Mr. Reid you don't have to worry about competition, it's been almost 16 hours since the last post.

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | April 30, 2010 6:01 AM | Report abuse

Why Johnny Ringo you look like someone just walked over your grave.

Fights not with you Holiday.

I beg to differ sir we started a game we never got to finish play for blood remeber.

I was just foolin about.

I wasn't and now it's legal.

Alright lunger lets do it.


Say when!!!

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 30, 2010 6:27 AM | Report abuse

So when are they going to address the Offensive line?

That was the problem last year.

Posted by: shamken | April 30, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

So when are they going to address the Offensive line?

That was the problem last year.

Posted by: shamken | April 30, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

So when are they going to address the Offensive line?

That was the problem last year.

Posted by: shamken | April 30, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

when a team only wins 4 games, and lost to a team team that only won one game..the roster needs to be completely shaken up.
The initial problem I see with a lot of the new free agent additions..is simply that most are not very talented. they have no idea as to if and how soon most of the draft choices can help the team. OUTSIDE OF OBTAINING McNABB...EVERYTHING IS A BIG QUESTION.

The O line has a rookie protecting McNabb`s blind side. He must work hard, and learn fast. As for the rest of the line...while they have added a few players..I see no serious upgrades.

They have added players to the D line. again are there any serious upgrades? Orapko and Carter had a bunch of sacks (most while Fat Albert was also playing.)They did not have many when he was out of the game..so the numbers are mis-leading. Washington has lacked a consistent pass rush since the days of Manley, and Mann, with Butz and Grant inside.

Landry has been awful in coverage, and the corners play so loose, that a 70 year old could catch short passes. Rogers, in addition to getting beat, has worse hands than a D lineman. Hall and Rogers must have nightmares about the double move.

Signing Joey Gallaway..seriously????

Posted by: blazerguy234 | April 30, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

As a longtime and die hard Skins fan it amazes me how some use this forum to spew and spout their racist views. The topic is competition and all that's Redskins. Are your attention spans that of a goldfish? Get a purpose in life!

Posted by: Kaiser3 | April 30, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

xianyou52, F-ck You. I hope you go broke!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | April 30, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

F-CK Dallas and also F-CK Portis! He will get injured in the third game and be on IR the rest of the year. Book That! I am with you Predator48! There are an awful lot of sheep here!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | May 2, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

I love it......COMPETITION BREEDS QUALITY!

Every NFL Player should feel their job has to be earned every year with no gimmes.

Keep it coming Shan-Allen!!!

I cannot wait for this season.

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | May 2, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

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