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Redskins take shopping list to all-star games

Coach Mike Shanahan has been on the job for two weeks now and much of his coaching staff has been put together. There are still a couple of key hires to make, but the organization has already turned at least one eye toward the upcoming draft.

General manager Bruce Allen was in Orlando this week, checking out prospects who are playing in this weekend's East-West Shrine Game, and you can bet the organization will have a few representatives next week in Mobila, Ala., where the Senior Bowl is being played. With the No. 4 and No. 36 overall picks, the Redskins will be looking to draft impact players who can contribute immediately.

So, who are they looking at? Well, everyone. The East-West game features players that will most likely go in the later rounds. Here's a Sporting News article that breaks down the top prospects in the game, including Mississippi defensive end Greg Hardy, Oklahoma State running back Keith Toston and Connecticut defensive end Lindsey Witten.

As for the Jan. 30 Senior Bowl, it should feature a few more early- and mid-rounders, players such as Oklahoma offensive tackle Trent Williams and USC safety Taylor Mays.

Tim Tebow will also be in Mobile, but obviously there will be no juniors (so no Sam Bradford, Jake Locker or Jimmy Clausen) and right now some top picks, including Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma State offensive tackle Russell Okung, appear to be passing up the Senior Bowl.

FedEx gets new HD video screens

Dan Steinberg at D.C. Sports Bog has the details as well as some FAQs.

In the Zone

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By Rick Maese  |  January 20, 2010; 11:05 AM ET
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Football officiating future??

best shot of the Dallas Minn game... Refs looking up at the Jumbotron replay after throwing the "running into the kicker" flag but, not yet deciding if it was a 5 yard unintentional or a 15 yarder. Huge call before the game was out of hand.
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FedEx gets new HD video screens

Dan Steinberg at D.C. Sports Bog has the details as well as some FAQs.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 20, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Why would Tebow play in this? It's not like FL has had no nationally televised games the past 4 seasons. Plus there's the risk of injury, and it's not like he has that much room to move up. I'd like to see more mid-late round QB prospects in his place.

Posted by: RambleOn | January 20, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

obviously you don't have a sense of humor etrod


Posted by: 1965skinsfan | January 20, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse


That's my MO up here. Ask anyone.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 20, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

They have that in Yoder..

Posted by: ga8085 | January 20, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Yoder is decent. However, the Skins can find better run blockers than him. Yoder gets handled far too much against the Cowboys and Giants.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 20, 2010 11:13 AM

When Sherm Lewis took over play calling, I noticed Sellers in-line more than usual. Maybe Sellers can make the transition there on a regular basis.

Posted by: TWISI | January 20, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Agreed RedSkinhead..
maybe its why Holmgren hasnt held up a SB trophy since Clinton was in office and Favre was his QB.
Force a scheme into a game plan no matter the skills of the players..
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Interstingly enough, I recall earlier this season when Zorny's WCO plays were struggling that Holmgren and him talked, and Holmgren's advice to Zorn was "trust the scheme".

Posted by: p1funk | January 20, 2010 11:03 AM
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That sounds like really terrible advice - especially when Zorn had so little influence over personnel decisions. I think Shanahan has mentioned once or twice that he adjust the scheme to fit the players. That is music to my ears. No coach makes it without adapting his scheme a little.

A little of that common sense is needed on defense as well. If they want to transition to a 3-4, then fine, but I hope they are smart enough to realize that Orakpo and Carter aren't great coverage guys, and McIntosh probably isn't going to be big enough to play as a traditional 3-4 linebacker.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 20, 2010 11:21 AM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 20, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

That's my MO up here. Ask anyone.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 20, 2010 11:23 AM

When asked to describe etrod I usually say somber, sour, dour, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sullen. A sense of humor would corrupt his essence. And, I'm sure everyone agrees with this -- I know etrod does.

Posted by: League-Source | January 20, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Glad that they are finally upgrading the scoreboards……I thought that the reason for not showing the out of town scores and replays was on purpose; in order to get the fans to pay another $50 or whatever to rent the "kangaroo" thingy which let you watch all the other games like having direct tv/NFL ticket in the palm of your hand. Looks like Snyder is finally caving on this, which will reduce some gameday revenue I suppose. Looks like he might actually be getting the message from the fans here.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | January 20, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

I love that they are calling it a Punter-Proof HD video board.

Posted by: alex35332 | January 20, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Harvey is wearing a "Draft 2008" Redskins shirt which cost $4 but sold for $20 and is worthless today. If it's donated to the Haitians I presume they write off at least $4, maybe $20, for shirts that they couldn't sell today for even $1.

I hate to sound as cynical as Brownwood, but was this about helping the Haitians or about a large tax deduction for Dan Snyder and the Redskins?


Posted by: League-Source | January 20, 2010 11:08 AM |

It all depends on how the keep their inventory. FIFO or LIFO. But at the end of the day, they can only deduct the cost of manufacturing the items.

In conclusion, I'd rather for them to 'give' them away instead of giving it to me for free with purchase of a replica Devin Thomas Jersey...

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 20, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

What, no Dan sighting not even a scouting report?
Is he out at Fed Ex Field taking measurments for the new Snydervision TV's he's installing.

Posted by: Predator48 | January 20, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

If Allen/Shanny don't draft an OL with the 1st rd. pick I'm going to call my boy Bigfoot and have him go through open tryouts.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | January 20, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Redskins Claim They Left Stacks Of Head Coach Applications In Major Inner Cities

WASHINGTON—Redskins officials maintained Wednesday that the organization made a conscientious effort to find a minority candidate to lead the team by distributing bundles of head-coaching applications in the slums and ghettos of major inner cities. "Look, we put piles of applications in high traffic areas near housing tenements, abandoned warehouses, and back alleys, but the response was disappointing," said team owner Dan Snyder, adding that, in the end, Mike Shanahan was the only person who really seemed to want the job. "It's not my fault these people didn't want to take the time to fill out an application and send it in." According to Snyder, the application featured sections to provide personal information, experience, offensive and defensive ideologies, and references who could prove that the candidate was not white.

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/redskins_claim_they_left

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This is just for funs Original_etrod ;-)

Posted by: Skins930 | January 20, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

It all depends on how the keep their inventory. FIFO or LIFO. But at the end of the day, they can only deduct the cost of manufacturing the items.

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 20, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

This Management Accounting lesson brought to you by....

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | January 20, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

This Management Accounting lesson brought to you by....

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | January 20, 2010 11:50 AM |

With this being tax season I saw this as a great opportunity to thrust my tax knowledge into a Redskin Blog about human relief efforts because it absolutly goes hand in hand.........

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 20, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

What, no Dan sighting not even a scouting report?
Is he out at Fed Ex Field taking measurments for the new Snydervision TV's he's installing.

Posted by: Predator48 | January 20, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

You think that after he buys it he will go through the instant remorse when you look at it and say... Man I had room to ad another 6-7 feet on the left side.

Posted by: alex35332 | January 20, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I have been working on our possible trades for the draft. I think we could make a good trade for our first round pick with any of the following.

7. Cleveland ( 1st 4th)

8. Oakland ( 1st 4th)

9. Buffalo (1,3,4,5)

10. Denver (1,3,7)

13. San Francisco (1,2,5) 

15. New York Giants (1,2,3)

16. Tennessee (1,2,3,4)

16. San Francisco (1,2,3,4)
26. Arizona (1, 2, 3, 4)

29. Minnesota (In theory if they need a QB we could force a trade for picks 1-7)

Posted by: alex35332 | January 20, 2010 11:22 AM
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Does the draft value work out near equal on all those swaps?

Posted by: noonefromtampa | January 20, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Of the 53 underclassmen entering the Draft.. Any blue chip OLine guys in there?
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If Allen/Shanny don't draft an OL with the 1st rd. pick I'm going to call my boy Bigfoot and have him go through open tryouts.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | January 20, 2010 11:49 AM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 20, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Noon,
Near equal if not giving a good deal to the other team, which is what you usually have to do.

Posted by: alex35332 | January 20, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Wow. This transition is rough. I'm no longer sure of what I'm adamantly opposed to or radically in favor of.

I remember...there was something about the offensive line.

I know I'm not medium, but am I rare or well done?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 20, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

CORRECTION:

We have the #37 pick.

When there is a tiebreaker for draft order (us vs. KC), the order rotates in future rounds.

Thus, in the 2nd round, KC has #36 and we have #37 and so on.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Rypien11 | January 20, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

why does jason reid mention locker when the kid is returning to school??? why not mention the qb's that are there like tony pike, daryll clark, skelton, kafka,

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | January 20, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Of the 53 underclassmen entering the Draft.. Any blue chip OLine guys in there?
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If Allen/Shanny don't draft an OL with the 1st rd. pick I'm going to call my boy Bigfoot and have him go through open tryouts.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | January 20, 2010 11:49 AM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 20, 2010 11:58 AM

Here are some evaluation after 2 days of practices at the Shrine Game of some mid-round O-Linemen and a rising player at OLB:

Rodger Saffold, T, Indiana: Saffold is making an impression, demonstrating the skill set to be a left tackle. He showed the feet to kick slide to the edge and a power slide back inside against counter moves. He was also surprisingly aggressive with his hand use.

Sergio Render, G, Virginia Tech: Render is a thick, wide guard who does a nice job of anchoring in pass protection. He showed a good counter punch against the inside spin, and was physical at the point of attack.

O'Brien Schofield, OLB, Wisconsin: Schofield continues to impress, and has set himself apart as the best linebacker on either squad, despite the fact he was a defensive end throughout his college career. He looked natural in coverage, and displayed the skill set to play outside backer in a 4-3, or any of the four linebacker positions in the 3-4. He has thus far confirmed our prior evaluations of him, and expect him to be a sought after player in the second round.

Chris DeGeare, G, Wake Forest: Technique-wise Degeare struggled today, but he looked the part size-wise and was smooth athletically, and did a nice job of sliding in protection. He did, however, get beaten more times than a player of his ability should.

Thomas Austin, G, Clemson: Austin is undersized and lacks ideal athletic ability, but he was technically sound throughout practice. He seems to be a bit of an overachiever who is able to produce beyond what his athletic limitations would suggest.

Kevin Haslam, T, Rutgers: Haslam had another impressive day. While he tends to stop moving his feet and lean on contact, he showed the feet quickness to cut off the boundary, and repeatedly was able to get to the second level and execute blocks.

Posted by: TWISI | January 20, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I have been working on our possible trades for the draft. I think we could make a good trade for our first round pick with any of the following.

7. Cleveland ( 1st 4th)

8. Oakland ( 1st 4th)

9. Buffalo (1,3,4,5)

10. Denver (1,3,7)

13. San Francisco (1,2,5) 

15. New York Giants (1,2,3)

16. Tennessee (1,2,3,4)

16. San Francisco (1,2,3,4)
26. Arizona (1, 2, 3, 4)

29. Minnesota (In theory if they need a QB we could force a trade for picks 1-7)

Posted by: alex35332

Are you out of your tree? You realize the draft value "chart" is worthless, right?

You think ANY of those teams would actually give up those multiple picks just to move up in the same round? Would you?

Posted by: Rypien11 | January 20, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

We have the #37 pick.

When there is a tiebreaker for draft order (us vs. KC), the order rotates in future rounds.

Thus, in the 2nd round, KC has #36 and we have #37 and so on.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Rypien11 | January 20, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Really,
I never knew that.
Thanks Ryp

Posted by: alex35332 | January 20, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed offensive lineman Andrew Crummey the team announced today.

Crummey plays center and guard and has spent time with the Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans.

He was signed by the Bengals off the Redskins' practice squad as a rookie in 2008 and played in six games. He spent the majority of the 2009 season on the Texans' practice squad.

Crummey was a four-year letterman at Maryland. He earned second-team All-America honors as a senior. He lettered in football, wrestling and track at Van Wert High School.

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | January 20, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Casserly owes Snyder, JC and Redskins fans an apology..
How can we get anything for JC when this is out there??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTqk4Du4-wM

Posted by: cliftonbiz | January 20, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

alex35332,

help me understand...

with the Cleveland example, you want us to trade a #4 pick (1,800 pts) for the #7 pick (1,600 pts) and the #103 pick (88 pts) and chalk it up to goodwill that we should have gotten a pick 20-30 sooner...

Hopefully Shanallen won't go for that

The real deal should be like our 1st and 5th picks for Cleveland's 1st and 3rd picks

I think we do not have a 5th round pick though (might be 6th round) [the Jason Taylor trade]

Posted by: noonefromtampa | January 20, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

There is an average of just over 1 first round pick traded out of the top 10 picks every year going back to 2000, the notion of trading back is not out of the realm of possibility.

Posted by: alex35332 | January 20, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 20, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I know I'm not medium, but am I rare or well done?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 20, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Well done, as always.

Posted by: RomoShortball | January 20, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 20, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I think we do not have a 5th round pick though (might be 6th round) [the Jason Taylor trade]

Posted by: noonefromtampa | January 20, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Its a 6th we are lacking.

Posted by: alex35332 | January 20, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

this 3-4 talk worries me. If we make the switch I would assume we'd have to draft for that switch. Would that mean we ignore the O line for the 11th year? Will we ignore FS and RB?

I think we could give opponents the 3-4 look on occasion with our current roster, but an all out switch would seem to require at least 1 or 2 key players.

The 3-4 could be the right call long term, but if we pass on an O lineman in the first again then, dang, we'd need the best D in the history of the NFL to win.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | January 20, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the fliping of draft position only applied if after the tie breakers they had to flip a coin to see who got what. The skins strength of schedule netted them a higher pick, so they should remain the higher pick if you ask me.

Posted by: Veretax | January 20, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

You think ANY of those teams would actually give up those multiple picks just to move up in the same round? Would you?


Posted by: Rypien11 | January 20, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse
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Where's Mike Ditka when you need him... gave us picks 1-6 plus 1st & 3rd for following year to move up from 12 to 5!!

Posted by: tony325 | January 20, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Ricky Williams draft in 1999

Posted by: tony325 | January 20, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Jake Locker isn't in the draft jackass

Posted by: bbrown4 | January 20, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

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