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Redskins-Texans coaching ties will help both teams

With all the ties between the Redskins and Texans coaching staffs, the teams are very familiar with each other offensively.

In fact, the offensive schemes are basically the same. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan taught the offense to Texans Coach Gary Kubiak, who then taught it to his former offensive coordinator, Redskins play-caller Kyle Shanahan.

"Kyle was there as offensive coordinator, so he knows the personnel," outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. "He knows the guys that are there right now. He knows what they like to do, like to call.

"So I'm pretty sure our guys, [defensive coordinator Jim] Haslett and everybody [are] just picking his brain. We're going to definitely have some type of advantage, as far as knowing what they like to do. And they're going to know what we like to do, so it's kind of going to be the same."

Redskins backup quarterback Rex Grossman was Houston's primary backup last season. Having players and coaches who worked in an offense really helps the defense, several defensive players said.

"Most definitely," strong safety LaRon Landry said. "Just like when we played Baltimore [in the preseason] and [backup quarterback John] Beck was here and he let us know what to expect. The same deal. It's just more guidelines and more keys that they can give us to read."

By Jason Reid  |  September 15, 2010; 12:28 PM ET
Categories:  Mike Shanahan  
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Been away for a couple days...just curious if the dallas fools were here monday morning like they promised...

Oh...and the Cowboys are better than the Texans.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Fist and best.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

First and best.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

If McNabb ever touches a Super Bowl ring here in DC, everything below Market St in Philly is at risk for a bonfire.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 15, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I'm afraid it'll be worse than that my friend. 5 championship games and 1 superbowl in 11 years and can't get it done, then comes to Washington and wins. 1 minute after we win the Super Bowl all the Philly fans in the world will pull the trigger at the same time, being the new famous 'shot heard round the world', Jack Kavorkian will smile with glee.


Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

If Shanahan has an advantage, he'll make the most of it. Knowing the Texans offense should be a pretty big advantage.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 15, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Having any of you hating mutts taken time to read Reid's article on DeAngelo Hall?

Probably not, and if you did you probably vomited all over your keyboard while reading it.

Reading it helped affirm two things:

1) Whether you like it or not DHall is a leader on this team. It's the reason why we've been hearing more from him than usual lately.

2) Jason Reid ought to turn the blog over Steinz and just stick to writing articles. Blogging ain't Reid's thing.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 15, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I hate ties.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 15, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse


Haven't heard from Albert_Haynesworth today, Poopy, oops I mean Albert must have slept in today. Don't you hate those Freudian slips?

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 10:42 AM |

How interesting, Poopy_McPoop and Albert_Haynesworth absent from the board together. You can throw in Deangelo_Hall also !

What's a sock puppet to do ?

Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

If female reporters shouldn't have to dress a certain way, then the players in thelr own private locker room shouldn't have to talk a certain way.

and, players in interviews should be able to voice their opinions

it has to work both wyas.

anyone who supports this fame-grubbing hack Sainz is a kitty-whipped sell out

f'in sell outs

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 15, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry Hess...Poopy has had some stomach issues today...but should be here around 2:45 as usual. No clue where AH is...prob stomach issues too.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

They were here, only 1 of them was humbled, the others were making excuses. The quote of the day was one of them said something to the effect of, "a renegade referee taking the game into his own hands". Priceless lol

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse


Been away for a couple days...just curious if the dallas fools were here monday morning like they promised...

Oh...and the Cowboys are better than the Texans.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 12:40 PM |


They all paid a visit Monday with MrIrvin88 showing some class believe it or not. He left his comments about the games and said Dallas lost, no excuses.

Now for the rest of the morons, DalassintheDMV, BlueStarOintment, Tampax, and 10"petersuckin gave us all the predictable stuff, including 10peterbilt's signature he-he-he.


Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

if rex sees the field, this worries me... i'm sure his former teammates know all his tells and faults and could probably pick him apart. but as long as DM5 stays out there, i think the advantage of kyle shanahan's familiarity with the texans' personnel easily outweighs any insight that the holdover houston coaches might have about him. why? because he is much better and smarter than all of them. including kubiak. those tools won't be able to predict kyle's next move... but he'll be able to anticipate theirs.

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Posted by: bcarothers | September 15, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Monk/Hess...thanks...sorry I missed all of the excitement...you know how the refs love our Redskins!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

From the Sacred Cow via PFT:

Chris Cooley rips "bonehead" Eagles for trading Donovan McNabb

Redskins tight end Chris Cooley is thrilled to have Donovan McNabb as his quarterback. And Cooley would like the Eagles to know he thinks they're idiots for trading McNabb to a division rival.

"This is one of the top 10 biggest bonehead trades in the history of the NFL," Cooley said on ESPN's Homecoming with Rick Reilly, per the Philadelphia Daily News.

The show was taped before Cooley and McNabb had played together, but if anything the trade looks like more of a bonehead move for the Eagles after Week One, with Washington 1-0 and Philadelphia 0-1 and already dealing with a quarterback controversy.

McNabb said on the show that he wouldn't have been satisfied if the Eagles had asked him to stick around as the No. 2 quarterback and made Kolb the starter.

"No," McNabb said. "I'm not a backup."

That "bonehead" trade ensures that McNabb is not a backup. But Kolb might become a backup soon.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 15, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I hope that's not 'bulletin board' material the eagles use when we go to their house Oct. 3rd, someone should put some extra peanut butter on Cooley's ham sandwich so he'll shut the hell up!
Other than that, Captain Chaos is cool, wife's hot too!

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

"...is this thing working....comments at stuck at 11:25..."


I'm just catching my breath from watching and talking about so many pressing issues:

Can the Rays win the World Series?: Yes

Will I read Jonathan Franzen's new novel?: I haven't started the last one.

Do I want to see the movie The Town even though Red Sux lovin' Ben Affleck is in it? Why not?

Am I an angry voter? No, just an educated one

Crist, Rubio, or Meek?: Meek, of course.

What do you want for X-Mas?: a Kindle and second trip to Nawlins

Tea Party or Republican Party?: a Democrat with nutz is preferred

Will voter anger last?: It never does

Will Obama bounce back?: Yeah, 'cuz he will start campaigning against a Do-Nothin' Congress

Eminem or Rick Ross? Rick, of course

Lady Gaga?: Naw, that's a face I wouldn't poke

Heat, Lakers, or Boston?: The NBA is dull until June, bro'.

Will Joe G go manage the Cubbies?: I would

Will people even pay serious attention to Kanye West again?: Who?

'Bama or Ohio State?: Nasty Nick and the Tide, of course

The Heisman will go to?: Terelle Pryor

Halloween or Thanksgiving?: the one with the Turkey as candy sucks

Unless it's chocolate.

And anything that's chocolate deserves to be eaten.

At least that's what mrsmoe says.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 15, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Monk/Hess...thanks...sorry I missed all of the excitement...you know how the refs love our Redskins!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse
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They took a week off and visited the Lions

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 15, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

pab, they support the Sainz chick and her "situation" only because they jacked it to her picture many many times and generally hate Portis. Always have, always will.


It's the "supa-save-a-hoe" effect. Think by siding with a chick or defending them makes them more appealing to women.

These are your typical gutter face, no game having, loser bama ass dudes you see this trait in.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 15, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I hope that's not 'bulletin board' material the eagles use when we go to their house Oct. 3rd, someone should put some extra peanut butter on Cooley's ham sandwich so he'll shut the hell up!
Other than that, Captain Chaos is cool, wife's hot too!

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 1:14 PM

Not sure if ripping the front office is bulletin board material...but I guess we'll find out!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if ripping the front office is bulletin board material...but I guess we'll find out!
Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 1:25 PM

Their FO is pretty dumb, methinks. They had that guy last year who filmed himself spitting on the star on their field a couple days before the cowboys gameā€¦..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 15, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

pab, they support the Sainz chick and her "situation" only because they jacked it to her picture many many times and generally hate Portis. Always have, always will.


It's the "supa-save-a-hoe" effect. Think by siding with a chick or defending them makes them more appealing to women.

These are your typical gutter face, no game having, loser bama ass dudes you see this trait in.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 15, 2010 1:17 PM |

She did ask about my sack.

Signed,

Demarcus Ware

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I hope that's not 'bulletin board' material the eagles use when we go to their house Oct. 3rd, someone should put some extra peanut butter on Cooley's ham sandwich so he'll shut the hell up!
Other than that, Captain Chaos is cool, wife's hot too!

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 1:14 PM

Not sure if ripping the front office is bulletin board material...but I guess we'll find out!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 15, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I hope they take it as just ripping the front office, but the headline said "Chris Cooley rips "bonehead" Eagles", not bonehead Eagles' front office. Their too dumb to tell the difference I guess.

Posted by: monk811 | September 15, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

BB material? Half the locker room already knows Cooley is right, and the other half are now choosing sides in Kolb v Vick.

Philly (as a team and a fanbase) is in trouble.... its got the makings of an epic meltdown. Even for Philly standards.

And I'm starting Vick at DET. Dude on that fast track??? Against that D? Oh hell yeah.

Meanwhile, back in Old DC, Shanny, and the team, immediately brushed off the pokes win and moved right the F on. Like it. A lot.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 15, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse


And I'm starting Vick at DET. Dude on that fast track??? Against that D? Oh hell yeah.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 15, 2010 1:37 PM |

Contain Vick and you'll beat the Eagle's, it's as simple as that.

Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse


Beeps to Landry


Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Contain Vick and you'll beat the Eagle's, it's as simple as that.

Posted by: hessone | September 15, 2010 1:44 PM
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easy to say...harder to do

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 15, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

I just scooped up Vick and might start him and bench Brady this week. The dumbazz I am playing this week had Kolb and cut him, picking up Garrard. What an idiot. I might even snatch up Kolb so I have both Iggles QB's for week 5 when Brady is on a bye.

Evil genius.

Evil? A little. Genius? You freakin' know it.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 15, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

advantage goes to Houston with the established offense

we might make up a little bit of ground because there's really only one game tape and only moss and cooley got involved

that said - dallas exposed some gaping holes on defense, including that 1 we cannot stop the run and 2 the underneath routes are open inside AND outside

houston def has the edge, so if you're going to be at the game make it loud for them!

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | September 15, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

great story dude!!!

Posted by: nflorida1 | September 15, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Listen to Shanahan Mic'd up during the Dallas game. Now this is a coach locked in. Check his reaction to the flag on Fletcher for a late hit.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-sound-efx/09000d5d81a907cd/Sound-FX-Shanahan-Mic-d-up?module=HP_cp2

Posted by: One9 | September 15, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

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