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Minor Update

We had a little slip up yesterday. I filed a small story about Tucker/other O linemen and then, right after I filed it, a few people called me back and I got better information. So I called Cindy and asked if we could "spike" - toss out - what I had filed and I would re-file the new story in a minute.
Well, ended up with the "spiked" version in the paper.

Nothing too major, except, Ed Mulitalo was in Detroit yesterday and scheduled to meet there thru this afternoon. He has visits to Seattle and Atlanta planned for next week and nothing with the Skins as of lunchtime today. The Skins have expressed interest and disucussed him internally and he has support within the orgnaization, but, frankly, I am surprised they did not get him in there right away or at least plan a visit by now.

I doubt he gets through all these visits without a contract and the Skins could still certainly sign him without bringing him in, but their interest has not been heated to this point. I know Casey Rabach would love to play with him again and I am told Earnest Byner - formerly with the Ravens - had good things to say about him as well.

Seems like a good fit, and we'll see where it goes this weekend.

Oh yeah, and I hear Todd Yoder has multiple offers on the table, including Washington (make of that what you will). I can't imagine any of them are for much more than the veteran minimum and he would seem to have a leg up on getting the job behind Cooley here, but maybe he could be more of a primary option elsewhere. Will let you know if I hear anything ekse

Cheers.

By Jason La Canfora  |  March 9, 2007; 1:56 PM ET
 
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Comments

espn rumor is reporting they have contacted him and are trying to get him in??

Posted by: steve | March 9, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

So that moves hime from 64 to ..... 63?

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 9, 2007 2:03 PM | Report abuse

they also said he wants to stay close to home because of kids,but we all know it will come down to money,A nice mill or two will make any father say"get on the plane kids" !

Posted by: steve | March 9, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Interesting 5 paragraphs:

"McGahee is a couple of years younger than former starter Jamal Lewis, and he might put a little more pizazz in the rushing offense, but the trade is somewhat puzzling.

Soon after the 2006 season ended, top Ravens officials said they no longer were interested in mortgaging the present for the future, but they gave up third-round draft picks in 2007 and 2008 plus a seventh-round pick in April for McGahee.

As of today, they don't have a third- or fourth-round pick in April's draft because they gave up the latter in the trade for quarterback Steve McNair last offseason.

So, were the Ravens putting out a spin about a new philosophy or were they admitting that the window of opportunity was about to close because they mortgaged part of their future with the addition of McGahee?

"I've talked to Ozzie [Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome] and told him I don't like some of the things that have gone on," said the Ravens' Pro Bowl offensive tackle, Jonathan Ogden, who still hasn't decided yet if he will retire before next season."

Sorry JLaC - But the Ravens are now the Redskins North

Posted by: 4th Via the Bmore Sun | March 9, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they're looking to the draft? Should we want this guy that badly? I mean he's injured and 32.

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 9, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Jason,

Did the Skins balk at Mulitalo because he's asking too much money?

What's your take on the Bly spin/delays? Are the Broncos negotiating with him on a long-term deal? Are they telling him to shut up because they can't trade him if he's bad-mouthing them? Has he even been introduced at a presser in Denver?

And, is it possible that the Skins/Broncos/Lions were negotiating a three way deal that was going to slowly for the Lions, they forced it, and now the Broncos are left with a player that they can only trade to the Redskins, now that Mr. Snyder's mentioned a few numbers to him?

Posted by: KK | March 9, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

To Update JLaC's Watergate Story from another writer w/ sources.....

"Bly update: We've heard mixed things on whether or not the Redskins would trade for Dre Bly. One source close to him in Detroit said he heard there was a possibility it could still happen, but said he wouldn't be surprised if it didn't occur until the draft. Also, he said Bly was initially disappointed with the trade to Denver but is an emotional guy and often says things without much thinking.

But one Redskins source also said it was unlikely to happen.

The bottom line? Stay tuned."

Posted by: 4th via Scout.com | March 9, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Are Jason and Cindy going to lose their jobs for the WaPo spike-scandel of 2007??

Oh and i busted my gut watching TV last night...

watching the office rerun last night and during the commercial break we get an NBC 4 news update

"Silicon Breast implants are back, more at 11"

Slow night for news...

Posted by: Dorf | March 9, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

4th - one trade is not the Redskins, who dealt away 11 picks in three years my man. Also, the Ravens generally do more with the 5th round than Washington does with the second. Just a fact.

I think the Ravens are blowing this offseason, though, and if their owner front loaded a fwe more deals and did some of Snyder's restructurings by guarnateeing more base salary up front they wouldn't be in this position. Yeah, he doesn't have Snyder's revnue streams, but seems to me they are blowing it up there this winter.

KK- I wrote about the three-wayt trade talk on the blog like two weeks ago. It was definitely in play my man.

As for any holdup, this is just stanadard procedure. Denver is shopping him. Could keep him or could trade him but have given no indication of a long term deal that I am aware of.

Whether Bly gets dealt or not, many people inside Redskins Park expect the Broncos and Skins to be talking about swapping draft picks for the foreseable future, and there is no reason to think at some point players could not be part of such a deal as well.

As for Mulitalo, I doubt anyone has anything out there I don't. As for 90 minutes ago he had no meeting with the Skins planned, maybe that's changed since then but there was no immediate strong move by the Skins other than to express interest.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | March 9, 2007 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Espn tip sheet is reporting the TEXANS have a deal in place with the redskins to swap positions Pic 6 to pic 8 so the texans can draft Quinn who they think minnesota at 7 wants? Sorry Jason for scooping you?

Posted by: steve | March 9, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

once again 5 TCCL for JLC.

Posted by: Go Skins Go | March 9, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Jason La Canfora,

Thanks. Sorry about missing the 3-way trade talk two weeks ago. I'm a new follower. But I'm trying to make up for it by checking every three minutes.

Before, I read Marc Fisher's blog, but it attracts all the wrong people. Yours only attracts a few of them. But, I think I may be the only person who's read both.

Posted by: KK | March 9, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

JLaC - Low blow there, huh? Good comeback........

Posted by: 4th | March 9, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

F espn tip sheet

Posted by: not chris larry | March 9, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we can invite denver to our "War" room on draft day so exchanging picks and players can be done in person. also we might be able to cheat off their draft grades on players like you cheated off the girl next to you on the math final in 9th grade.

Posted by: Old School | March 9, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

KK - I use to be on MArc Fisher's blog, but I always felt it attracted the type of people who didn't see things the way I do. More of Suburban/New to the City people deal (Who think they are right on everything).

Posted by: 4th | March 9, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

KK -

Here are the blog rules (you must have missed them):

1) This is the big leagues - JLaC Rules.

2) Marc Who?

3) You are supposed to read the entire archive before posting for the first time.

4) There is also a test before you may post regularly. (You have to prove you can use the word "shabingus" properly in a sentence.

5) Come correct or don't come at all.

6) All questions are to be directed to jm220@thehammer.com

Are we clear?

Posted by: The Mole | March 9, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

KK -

Just kidding - welcome aboard. Please play nice.

Posted by: The Mole | March 9, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I didnt know there was a test!

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | March 9, 2007 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Distinguished Elder Mole,

I think you scared my principal off. He's can't meet the high hurdle you put up and is deeply embarrassed. When it comes to hurdles, he does the limbo.

Look for his future insightful comments on Marc Fisher's Blog, where no one has ever been wrong, at least in his own eyes.

Besides, even if he had read the archive, it wouldn't make any difference 'cause he doesn't even remember what he posted this morning. Perfect for Marc Fisher.

Posted by: KK's Agent | March 9, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Cheyenne -

You got a test waiver because your town was being ragged on a few days before you arrived.

Posted by: The Mole | March 9, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

JLa,

While they aren't the skins it's more than one trade. It's that trade and Steve McNair last year.

I understand why they are doing it though. That D is getting old except for Ed Reed. I think there moves are a little better than what we do but they did trade alot for a malcontent in McGahee.

If I'm not mistaken he's not really a grinder is he? He's more a Portis? I'd think they'd want a bigger back.

Posted by: Skinz | March 9, 2007 2:47 PM | Report abuse

ekse?

Posted by: Smithers | March 9, 2007 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I get the feeling like this draft is going to either have a ton of trades happening or none at all. Although I guess that's the way it always works.

JLC, should the Skins make the deal for Denver's picks do you see them taking Greg Olsen, the TE from the U? We know Gibbs & Co. love the Miami guys and he probably has already hired Rosenhaus. Seems like there are a lot of guard prospects that we could get anywhere from rounds 2-4. Maybe Justin Blalock from Texas? Sound familiar?

Posted by: Gibby | March 9, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

4th you mofo styop copying my sh!t

Posted by: mike preston | March 9, 2007 2:54 PM | Report abuse

It's awfully quiet in here today. It must be due to everyone leaving work early, in order to go home and rest up for the coming DST shabingus. Gotta love that modern technology. (In the old days, did people complain this much about having to climb up on chairs and change the clocks manually?)

Jason, isn't your new family member due to arrive very soon? Just wondering.

Posted by: The Mole | March 9, 2007 2:57 PM | Report abuse

The Ravens probably got McGahee because they want a back who can do more than just 3 yards and a cloud of dust. He is probably about 15-20 lbs. more than Portis and should be a good fit for Bmore. How much they gave up to get him is open to debate. But they are going the Skins route with a number of guys from the U.

Think the Skins are in the market for more of a blocking TE. Olsen is def not in that category.

Posted by: cdubb | March 9, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Skinz,

"If I'm not mistaken he's not really a grinder is he? He's more a Portis? I'd think they'd want a bigger back."

That's what everybody used to say about Gibbs, too.

Posted by: evan | March 9, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow, might be heading back to NYC in a few weeks (unless the world explodes due to the time change).

NYC/NJ peeps, maybe an early week happy hour meet-up, maybe Monday the 19th?

Stay tuned for details.

Happy weekend, blog.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 9, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I always try to spike some of my lame comments, but somehow the spiked version always gets posted.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 9, 2007 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Nate- I am down...my last day of work is the 16th!

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 9, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

That deal for the Texans pick would be perfect, we'd get an extra pick or 2, and probably still get the guy we wanted at #6. Skins should pull the trigger immediately, but tip sheet says some league ppl think a deal is already in place if Quinn is there at #6 (Texans aren't that dumb)

Posted by: Jon | March 9, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

still F espn tip sheet

Posted by: still not chris larry | March 9, 2007 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Mulitalo's pretty far out of the 'Skins price range. I think he'll get $9 million to sign from someone, even at his age, in this market.

He's a pretty good guard and is one of the rare 6'3" 350 pounders in this league at that position. He's not somebody the 'Skins are going to get on the cheap, which is seemingly what they're looking for. Which is probably the smart thing to do because they already have 4 O-lineman earning good money.

No need to break the bank for a 5th guy, especially at guard.

Posted by: Leon | March 9, 2007 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Just let me know where an I will be there Nate. Can Lisa come? Oh wrong state. lol

Posted by: jm220 | March 9, 2007 3:19 PM | Report abuse

KK-for you, a reading from the book of Lebowski:

-"Were you listening to the Dude's story?"

KK-"Huh?"

-WERE YOU LISTENING TO THE DUDE'S STORY?"

KK-"I was bowling..."

-"Then you have no frame of reference. You're like a child who walks into the middle of a movie and wants to know...

-Walter Walter...what's your point man?

-"There's no reason-here's my point dude, there's no f(*%&ing reason...

KK-"Yeah, Walter, what's your point?"

-Walter, what is the point? Look, we all know who is at fault here, what the f$%^% are you talking about?

-"Huh? No, what the f(*^ are you... I'm not... We're talking about unchecked aggression here, dude."

KK-"What the f*(& is he talking about?

-"Forget it, KK, you're out of your element!"

-Walter, the chinaman who peed on my rug, I can't go give him a bill, so what the f#(@ are you talking about?

-"What the f*(% are you talking about? The chinaman is not the issue here, Dude. I'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, Dude. Across this line, you DO NOT... Also, Dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please."

Here ends the reading.

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | March 9, 2007 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I agree, keep it cheap for a guard, make it only a 1 year deal with an option for 2. We can find another cheap fill-in next year and/or develop a young guy from the draft. I'm really not sweating dock's replacement, it'll be some vet. I think the draft trades are the more exciting news right now

Posted by: Jon | March 9, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Come on Mike, this gives you more exposure. I said it was from the Bmore Sun. Not good enough?

Posted by: 4th | March 9, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

thanks for that AMTTS

You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me.

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 9, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me dear? The supreme court has ROUNDLY rejected prior restraint...

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | March 9, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

...finishin my coffee.

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 9, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Is there a position on a football team that is LESS important than Left Offensive Guard? (Excluding special teams)

Obviously, this is open for debate, and I'm not saying any chump can play Left Guard, but I think the Skins are right to be looking for average/bargain type guys to fill Mr. Peanut's void.

Posted by: Diesel | March 9, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

dirty undies Dude...THE WHITES

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 9, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

sorry about this -

There were three Indian squaws. One slept on a deer skin, one slept on an elk skin, and the third slept on a hippopotamus skin. All three became pregnant, and the first two each had a baby boy. The one who
slept on the hippopotamus skin had twin boys.

This goes to prove that the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides.

Posted by: charlie | March 9, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

That deal with Houston would be great, especially if they threw in a 2nd rounder to do it (Texans that is - you never know w/skins FO). Way too early to put a lot of stock in it though.

Posted by: skinswest | March 9, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

charlie, that's awesome. I love bad puns.

Posted by: P Diddy | March 9, 2007 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Is the dre Bly deal dead?

Posted by: Max | March 9, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

If we're doing this deal with the Texans, then THERE BETTER be a 2nd involved with it. If, and its a big if, this happens, then I'm all for another retreat back to #10, or #12, and get another 2nd or a third.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | March 9, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Anybody have the trade value chart? How much is an 8th for a 6th worth?

Posted by: P Diddy | March 9, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I have to give kudos to the redskins organization. So far, no bonehead trades or spending lavishly on reject players. Thank you Gibbs and Dan Synder. Now I said that, I getting a feeling they will prove me wrong.

Posted by: Extremeskinsfan | March 9, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

jm220, I am only a train ride away :-)

By the way, you guys (especially jm) are gonna love this. One of my clients booked BBM and Archie for a speaking engagement - the fee around $90,000. This was booked before the Super Bowl although the actual event is in June. After the Colts won the Super Bowl, Peyton came back and asked for $25,000 more!!! Please he is charging to sign footballs. Also, I read in the Post this week that he charged $200,000 to appear at a Sweet 16 Birthday Party.

Posted by: Lisa | March 9, 2007 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to also know how much trading the 8th for the 6th pick is worth. Probably not an early 2nd rounder, but def a 3rd id assume.....

Posted by: Jon | March 9, 2007 4:06 PM | Report abuse

...yeah, I dabbled in pacifism for a while. Not in 'nam though.

Posted by: etrod | March 9, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm using someone elses material for this but here you go:

Redskins 6th pick =1600 pts

Texans 8th pick =1400 pts
Texans 40th pick (2nd Round) =500 pts
Texans 72nd pick (3rd Round) = 230 pts

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | March 9, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

4th i'm big enough don't need no exposure

Posted by: mike preston | March 9, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

The weight of the Superbowl ring increases the stress level in your hands as you autograph footballs. The additional $25K is understandable...

Posted by: Chris | March 9, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Lisa- any respect I might have had for BBM is gone after hearing that. Dude's got like $35 mil guaranteed in his Colts contract, and millions more from all his endorsements. Then he does that sweet 16 thing (WTF?) and also has the nerve to ask for an extra $25K for your clients appearance. What a loser. cL, I gotta borrow it here. F BBM

Posted by: 4-12 | March 9, 2007 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Just realized they don't have their rings yet...just jokes ya'll.

Posted by: Chris | March 9, 2007 4:19 PM | Report abuse

ok...I'm wetting myself here. One of our producers was just updating the DC Prostitution ring story and entered new wire copy into the public folder as

"WASH HOOKERS MORE"

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 9, 2007 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Jeff Hayes- that's too funny! You work for one of the wire services?

Posted by: 4-12 | March 9, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Jon--

OOO! I know that. Or, at least, I know how to look it up.

One of those draft value tables that a lot of folks use (and others abuse) lists the sixth pick as 1600 points, the eighth as 1400 points. So, the difference is 200 points, the value of picks 8-12 in the third round -- exactly what you'd surmised.

Posted by: KK | March 9, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

naw, I work for one of the networks. We have our own internal wire for breaking and day of stories and that just hit and I lost it.

For a second I thought maybe they were introducing new legislation.

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 9, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Are there any guards scheduled to be released after June 1?

Posted by: Throwback | March 9, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

OK, so now we have a rumor that Houston wants to swap picks. Redskins need to think smart on this one. If there is someone the Broncos want that would be at around pick #10, then the Redskins need to see if the Falcons have somebody in mind that might disappear at pick #8.

Therefore, Redskins swap with Houston so Houston can get Brady Quinn (WSH gets a 3rd round pick),

swap with Falcons so they get their special guy (WSH gets another 3rd round pick),

THEN we swap with Broncos and get a 2nd and 3rd and Bly.

Easy as pie.

Posted by: DCdangerous | March 9, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Any chance BBM donates these proceeds to charity? Just askin. Does seem like a schmcuk move though.

Posted by: skinswest | March 9, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

giants traded for rb reuben droughns

Posted by: steve | March 9, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Too many draft picks would only confuse the FO.

Posted by: Throwback | March 9, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

The chart the Redskins use says there's a 200 point difference between the #6 and #8 pick.

Houston's 3rd rounder is valued at exactly 200 points.

So their 3rd rounder would do it.

But the 2nd rounders usually start getting thrown around on draft day...

Posted by: Leon | March 9, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Houston wants Quinn so bad they overpay. It'd be nice to see someone besides the skins do that for a change. Although the haul SD got for LBM was pretty impressive. How'd you like to be a Texans fan. They could've had Bush or Vince Young last year. Now they have to trade up for....Quinn?

Posted by: skinswest | March 9, 2007 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Regarding McGahee, Gibbs first choice was Joe Washington, Riggins was the blocking back.

Posted by: Throwback | March 9, 2007 4:32 PM | Report abuse

skinswest--

Texans will overpay if the Redskins have another bidder who wants the sixth pick to take Quinn. Then they can rock.

Skins traded down three or four times in the draft where they took Ramsey -- twice before they took him. It can be done, though maybe they've forgotten how.

Posted by: KK | March 9, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

SMACK,if your out there ESPN reports that Columbo signed for that 7 mill you thought he wouldnt sign for?

Posted by: steve | March 9, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Dickie V just said "I want absolute penetration"...very loudly.

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 9, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

We do not need Bly...we have Springs, Smoot, Rogers, and others.

Posted by: Lisa | March 9, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

yeah you have got me. put me in coach.

Posted by: Ade Jimoh | March 9, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully Springs can stay healthy. Im worried about depth if he goes down.

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | March 9, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

not to worry bull rider. i am good depth

Posted by: Ade Jimoh | March 9, 2007 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Then they can rock.

Posted by: KK | March 9, 2007 04:37 PM

Let's rock.

Posted by: Al Bundy | March 9, 2007 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I don't see Bly happening anymore. Not because of the skins, but because Denver wouldn't want to make that deal. Skins also don't wanna miss out on Addams, Anderson, Okoye, and Branch, who will be gone before #21 (Denver's pick). That potential extra 3rd rounder from Houston is enough to draft a pretty good guard given their low value in the draft.

Posted by: Jon | March 9, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I am stationed in Wyoming...I'm not from here. Havent seen any bull, just alot of antelope...they look like transgendered deer.

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | March 9, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I also hope we can slide down once more if we get a pick around 12, we coudl probably still get brach or Okoye there, and pick up extra picks for OG, safety. I don't wanna slide past 15, as we need an impact DL

Posted by: Jon | March 9, 2007 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Taylor,Samuels,Lavar,Champ

These are the type of players you get when you pic this High!Just because 2 of them no longer play with us(whos fault is that)is why you have to make the pic?I would rather have 1 of these players then 3 Maybes because thats the risk you take with any pic after #10,Always go with the sure thing!

Posted by: steve | March 9, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I loved Joe Washington, that dude ruled!

Why would the G-losers get R. Droughns??! they have yough bruiser already, what they need/ed was a smaller change of pace back...what idiots!!!! HAHAHAHA

Posted by: chris larry | March 9, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

That sounds great to me Lisa. lol

Cyn Cyty you earned you name today. You got the hots for Brady lol.

Posted by: jm220 | March 9, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I dont watch as closely as I should but for some reason the only time I ever see Ade Jimoh's number is when he has his back turned watching HIS receiver run into the end zone.

Am I wrong on this, I mean is he a viable option at CB

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | March 9, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

jm220, I am only a train ride away :-)

Posted by: Lisa | March 9, 2007 04:04 PM

Lisa- He must have left work early since he never responded. Either that, or NYPD will soon be responding to the report of a big muscular guy on the LIRR creating a disturbance yelling at passengers "Lisa...Lisa...are you Lisa?!" lol

Posted by: 4-12 | March 9, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

We also could have passed on Lavar and taken Urlacher (granted, he was like the #6 pick), so just remember that there is not necessarily a huge benefit to taking the earlier guy (in this case, it would be Addams over Okoye or Branch. DE is more pressing for us, but Addams is undersized and would thus be bad to pair with Carter. I don't see any downside to us trading back, as long as we get one of those top 4.
Trading to #8, probably won't change who we get anyway. And dropping 2-4 picks more would only cost us maybe 1 more guy.

Posted by: Jon | March 9, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

you like me....you really like me

Posted by: Bram Weinstein | March 9, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Crap. multi-tasking and typing too slow I guess...

Posted by: 4-12 | March 9, 2007 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Cheyenne- You're not missing anything. If Jimoh is on the field playing DB, we're royally screwed.

Posted by: 4-12 | March 9, 2007 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Steve, that surprises me. I'm happy to be wrong in this case though. Pretty good day on ESPN. Droughns to the Giants, Rhodes to Raiders. Talk about chasing the dollars, how can you go from the Colts to the Raiders? Latest mock draft had Skins taking Gaines Adams at #6 and Brady Quinn perhaps going to the Lions at #2.

Posted by: SMACK | March 9, 2007 5:13 PM | Report abuse

The Lions only draft receivers.

Posted by: P Diddy | March 9, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Pick me Im good

Posted by: Desmond Howard | March 9, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

BTW, I'm ashamed to admit this, but I'm also ashamed to admit to the real world that I blog my guts out every day...

When I'm really hungover, I really love sitting on the couch, drinking water, and watching Star Trek.

Lame me.

Posted by: P Diddy | March 9, 2007 5:17 PM | Report abuse

4-12 LMAO! I did respond to her. Man I love this blog

Posted by: jm220 | March 9, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I just heard a report that Vinny Cerrato just traded a pudding snack pack and a juice box to be named later to Mike Shanahan for a half-eaten banana.

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | March 9, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Damn

Posted by: 4th | March 9, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Ok, if lions pass on Joe Thomas-OT from Wisconsin and he happens to slide - do the skins take him at 6 - rhetorical question - I don't see how that guy gets past Arizona at 5 anyway. I think their needs on defense are too great but it would be interesting.

Posted by: skinswest | March 9, 2007 5:22 PM | Report abuse

4-12 That's gotta be you as Desmond.....

Wyoming - The transgender deer thing had me LMAO

Posted by: 4th | March 9, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

4th- That's awesome, I saw that and thought it was you screwing around!

Posted by: 4-12 | March 9, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Desmond Howard is a nobody...

you need someone with staying power that can get the job done...im your guy

Posted by: Heath Shuler | March 9, 2007 5:33 PM | Report abuse

4th- If you're still on the 4th floor, and not the home floor, don't take the beltway east towards home. It sucks royally tonight.

Posted by: 4-12 | March 9, 2007 5:41 PM | Report abuse

You know those lamps where you just tap a part of the shade or stand to turn them on or off? I think that's magic.

Posted by: stevie in ct | March 9, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

You know those lamps where you just tap a part of the shade or stand to turn them on or off? I think that's magic.

Posted by: stevie in ct | March 9, 2007 05:43 PM

My TV and microwave did that...permanently. &#$&(*@Harry Potter!!

Posted by: skinswest | March 9, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

stevie- Just got an email reminder from the 'Skins to get my money in by the end of March for my tickets. little danny getting any more of my money...now THAT would be magic.

Posted by: 4-12 | March 9, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Thanks!

Posted by: 4th | March 9, 2007 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Desmond Howard: Superbowl MVP...

Posted by: T | March 9, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

4th how did the job opportunity turn out?

Posted by: jm220 | March 9, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

skinswest, I hope BBM does donate his speaking fee to charity but it seems really strange that he would contract for one amount before the Super Bowl and then come back and ask for 25k more after the Super Bowl..for donation purposes.

Posted by: Lisa | March 9, 2007 6:03 PM | Report abuse

strange indeed

Posted by: skinswest | March 9, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

hey guys, slow down indeed.

The Bly thing is in Denver's hands. We'll see where it goes.

Lauren's dude date is oficially in like 3 weeks, but Chloe came like two weeks early so I'm working thru next week then taking a bunch 'o time off.

Still making calls but hope to take the wife out to decent dinner while some friends baby sit tonight (this amounts to a momumental event for us - dinner, out - at this point in our lives.

As for McGahee, like i said I think the Ravens are having a bad offseason all around, The McNair deal for a 4th or whatever was one thing, but the last time they dealt multiple picks was for boller, which blew up in their face. Mcgahee is bigger than CP physically, but when both are healthy I'm taking Janky-Spanky 8 days of the week.

The Houston deal to me is not something they would jump out. They feel they can get 3 picks to move down around 15 and get their guy (of about 2-3 they really like). We'll see. If they moved to 8 I could see them trying to trade down again. If they stayed at 6 I couldn't see them taking anyone other than Anderson.

Oh yeah, and as the longtime listeners already knew from way back in training camp, even if he has a ring now BBM will always be a fraud. That dude is a contrived machine. The sweet 16 thing is without a doubt the biggest schmuck move in history and now Lisa's revelation on top. Man, I actually feel sorry for Eli haing to grow up with his automated big bro.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | March 9, 2007 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Love your blog, Jason! I know the latest talk ("latest" being TODAY) is all about the offensive line but, I'm on pins and needles about this business of a Dre Bly - Shawn Springs trade. I need someone to say definitely that... "IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!!" With the other players' contracts restructuring, haven't the 'Skins kept enough cap room to keep Shawn with his contract "as is"? After the secondary's disasterous 2006 season, wouldn't the best of all worlds to be to have the depth at corner/safety that keeping Smoot, Springs, Fox, Rogers, Taylor, Jimoh, et al would provide? Please tell me Springs isn't going anywhere! If he does, I don't ever want to hear any coach at Redskins Park say the words, "...we want to keep the team together..." ever again! It'll be just like losing Ryan Clark all over again! Again, love your blog and your columns... Great stuff!

Posted by: Diane | March 9, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Diane, are you Lisa's twin?

If not - Diane, meet Lisa; Lisa, meet Diane.

Posted by: The Mole | March 9, 2007 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Dorf's MacBook came streaking it at 2pm today. Weighing 5.6 pounds and 13.3" long, the proud father immediately made Redskins Insider a bookmark on his internet browser.
He sends his thanks to all who helped in his decision.

Posted by: Dorf | March 9, 2007 6:47 PM | Report abuse

From what I have read, let's not be surprised if Cleveland takes a QB at #3 - either Quinn or Russell, depending on what the Raiders do. Cleveland needs a real QB badly. (Charlie Frye is the latter day version of Gus Frerotte, minus the head-butt.) Also, don't forget the Cleveland-Notre Dame "Patriot" connection of Weis and Crennel. Crennel was at the ND Pro Day watching Quinn with much interest.

All the move-up scenarios at this point seem to be hanging on what happens with Trent Green and Jake Plummer. Green may end up in Oakland, which could change their draft pick. Plummer may still end up in Houston, which might change their interest in Quinn.

A draft day deal of #6 for #8 should bring a 2nd rounder. There is always the remote possibility it could bring David Carr instead.

Posted by: The Mole | March 9, 2007 6:56 PM | Report abuse

JLC, I'm wondering if the WaPo has any rules against excessive celebration during a spike. Could it cause you to lose a few inches of copy space on the reprint?

Posted by: Skinny | March 9, 2007 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Way to go, Dorf! Just keep those Slurpees away from that new MacBook.

Posted by: The Mole | March 9, 2007 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Funny....John Clayton was asked tonight on ESPN what Free Agent signing was the biggest surprise.....he said Derrick Dockery....said it blew his mind and others that Dock would get signed to such a huge deal.

Posted by: Lisa | March 9, 2007 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Even spending the ridiculous amount for Dockery, the Bills are going to be in a real fight with the Dolphins for last place in the AFC East. Even with all the crazy moves the Bills' FO has made so far, the fans still seem to be drinking the kool-aid. It should get really ugly up there by mid-season. (Would you want Methuselah and Moses as your owner and GM, respectively?)

Posted by: The Mole | March 9, 2007 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Final thought of the day -

You're not a real football geek unless you have a printed copy of the NFL Draft Pick Value Chart next to your computer (or in your briefcase).

Posted by: The Mole | March 9, 2007 7:30 PM | Report abuse

or committed to memory

Posted by: skinswest | March 9, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

I wish I had a MacBook. Sadly, for somewhat obvious reasons, I'm not really allowed to walk around work with one.

Anyone see "Stranger than Fiction"? I thought I'd put it on in the background while I do work, but now I'm finding that I adore (ADORE) this film.

Posted by: P Diddy | March 9, 2007 8:01 PM | Report abuse

lisa hatin on bbm, the whole blog hatin on bbm. THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!!!! it's never too late.

though i'm not mad at bbm. i never had any respect for him and he didn't get any lower in my eyes by trying to get paid. i'm more p-ed off at people who actually pay that kinda money to people like him.

Posted by: dealer | March 9, 2007 8:17 PM | Report abuse

i'm reposting something that LH posted earlier: picture are HILLARIOUS! must see!

http://deadspin.com/sports/nfl/peyton-mannings-sweet-16-party-cameo-241661.php?mail2=true


"The first hour was the actual birthday ceremony which included Manning hiding behind a cake with a baker's hat on, then Manning took off the hat and surprised the birthday girl and the rest of the crowd. The second hour was Peyton standing next to a background and a professional photographer, where the entire party lined up to take pictures with him one by one..."


We're sorry, but if you want Daddy to hire someone famous to attend your Sweet 16 party, and you pick Peyton Manning ... you're the lamest teenager we've ever seen. We love that of all the people in the above photo, Peyton's the one who looks like he's going through his awkward phase.

Posted by: dealer | March 9, 2007 8:24 PM | Report abuse

overheard you guys talking about food earlier...sorry missed the convo. my fav. is anything doughy...shortbread, shortcake, pizza, pasta. i love snickers but i can't eat it...my teef are too sensitive...

oreooooooooooooooooooooooooooooos with milk!!!!!!!!!!! yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

dids, honestly i have no idea why you can't walk around with a mac. did you sign a contract with MS? i thought you was done with them? btw...did you see the numbers warren buffet made $12 billion last year...he's "only" 4 behind gates now.

chris rock said something funny "if bill gates woke up with oprah's money he'd kill himself"...

also MS is getting bad pub from the public sector and rightfully so. you're right about excel but dude! not everyone needs that power and there's no incentive for public govt. to upgrade to vista or newer office.

Posted by: dealer | March 9, 2007 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Diddy, I took a date to "Stranger than Fiction". She's in the military so she's pretty tough, but we agreed it was trite and overly precious. I just thought it stunk. What was that joke about flour? Lame.

Posted by: SMACK | March 9, 2007 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Nate, Where do you hang when you come to the city? I generally don't go out with an 11 month old and all, but I'll see...Any other regular new yorkers on this blog? If so, where do you watch Skins games? I watched the Skins/Tampa playoff game last year at some dive in the city...it was beautiful. Mostly I just go to local westchester dives with NFL pass..but getting harder to do with the young one.

Anyhoo, was so happy to see a lebowski reference. I'm sort of new to the blog and I was initially psyched to see talk of The Wire in addition to skins. Now TBL...priceless.

I think Georgetown is going to pull it out.

I never really liked BBM. I really didn't like him when he threw his o-line under the bus after the loss to Pitt in Indy. I don't like how they owned us in that game this year either.

Cheyene, have you seen Ramsey yet?

What line of business are you in Lisa?

BTW...I work with proofreaders. Seriously.

Posted by: nyskinsfan | March 9, 2007 9:01 PM | Report abuse

BBTW...we should deal with the Texans often. Their front office is waaay lamer than ours.

Look P. Ewing. I used to see him at White Flint Plaza when I lived in Bethesda. Good times

Posted by: nyskinsfan | March 9, 2007 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Baby's asleep. Wife's asleep. Looks like the blog's asleep too. Already had some wine. Now sipping some GM. Smack to the back of my own damn head if I'm gonna do an all-nighter solo.

Posted by: 4-12 | March 9, 2007 9:42 PM | Report abuse

that's the funny thing about this blog, 4-12

no matter how quiet it may be, you're never alone

Posted by: stevie in ct | March 9, 2007 9:54 PM | Report abuse

someone somewhere is hitting refresh . . .

Posted by: stevie in ct | March 9, 2007 9:55 PM | Report abuse

even if it is a scuzbag cowboys fan

Posted by: SMACK | March 9, 2007 10:00 PM | Report abuse

I too partook of the sweet sweet GM... but you're not going to catch me on this piece all weekend this go around...

just pulled out my Simpson's DVDs to try out the ol' MacBook's capabilities and stumbled upon Homer at the Bat. Haven't seen it in years. What genius. Mr. Burns giving Mattingly a hard time for his "sideburns" Classic. Cheers to all.

Posted by: Dorf | March 9, 2007 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, from one girl to another, maybe you should stop worrying about the lives of other people and worry about your own, you think Peyton is the only person to accept money for autographs?

So if Peyton is so wrong, I guess you are the daughter of Jesus who has never signed?

Posted by: Amy | March 9, 2007 11:08 PM | Report abuse

4-12 hell I did an all nighter alone last Friday night. It's not all that bad. lol

Posted by: jm220 | March 9, 2007 11:15 PM | Report abuse

hey guys dont know if you knew it but on Comcast they have reported that the Skins are signing CB Travis Fisher to a 1 year vet min deal. thought i would let you know

Posted by: Jason | March 9, 2007 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Well, we lost the Duckett sweepstakes. I tell ya, the ongoing failure to resign these core redskins is an embarrassment.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 9, 2007 11:17 PM | Report abuse

jm - doesn't sound like groggyDorf will be able to make it as your wingman.

What does a catfight look like on a blog?

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 9, 2007 11:21 PM | Report abuse

NYC thoughts -- I should know this coming Monday whether I'll be there the following week. Getting together with some of you folks would be awesome.

I usually confine my activities to lower Manhattan during short work trips, but have been known on occasion to take the L train over to Brooklyn.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 9, 2007 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Can't help wondering if this 'Amy' isn't a fake, just trying to bait Lisa. ITA until further notice!

Not interested in another weekend playing the Troll Attack! MMOG up here.

Peace, love, and nonsense about the Skins.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 9, 2007 11:41 PM | Report abuse

So I'm watching NFLN (with Lisa...) featuring the 74 Steelers -- what a mess! They're halfway through the season, all three QBs have been benched for cause, and the only reason they've won any games is the defense seems to be averaging about 140 turnovers/game.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 9, 2007 11:49 PM | Report abuse

"Party!" Brad Delp, Party! R.I.P.

Posted by: Shotgun | March 10, 2007 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Tom Brady's got nothing on me.

The former University of Miami star fell out of favor in Buffalo. He was hit with three paternity suits in two years and he suggested in an interview with Penthouse magazine that the Bills should move to Toronto, saying later that those remarks were taken out of context.

Posted by: Willis Mcgahee | March 10, 2007 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Wait a minute... has J-La provided any indication as to how this 'bunch o'time off' when Chloe's sibling arrives will impact the ol'blog?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 12:42 AM | Report abuse

I am with you Nate. Peace and love this weekend. However, if cload and daggar is watching NFLN with Lisa. There will be no peace up in this joint. I am about to go mid evil on his a**! LMAO

Posted by: jm220 | March 10, 2007 12:46 AM | Report abuse

OK, the Bly/Denver trade seems less and less likely, and the Houston swap is gaining ground. So if Okoye is our man, then let's swap with Buffalo, or Pittsburgh, after we swap with Houston. But which one of the rookies are considered pass-rushers?

Posted by: DCdangerous | March 10, 2007 12:55 AM | Report abuse

We have, what, six weeks before the draft?

So there's plenty of time to let other teams drive themselves nuts about the need to trade up to our #6 pick and get this or that player before someone else gets him.

We're in the catbird seat because we have the pick but have not shown we're locked in a specific dude. Though maybe it's debatable as to whether a team coming off a 5-11 season can accurately be said to be sitting in the catbird seat.

Just feels good not knowing what our FO is really up to, since that could indicate they have a plan and are not broadcasting that plan to the world and compromising any negotiating leverage they might have.

Where's HaikuMan? I could use a haiku.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 1:09 AM | Report abuse

If they can make a couple of trades and get more picks that's what they should do. However, it may not be a good idea to drop below 12. Most importantly stay the hell away from Denver.

Posted by: jm220 | March 10, 2007 2:23 AM | Report abuse

portland's a dull town;
must go to new york often,
drink with Insiders

Posted by: HaikuAlien | March 10, 2007 3:01 AM | Report abuse

Panties. lol

Posted by: jm220 | March 10, 2007 3:13 AM | Report abuse

"Well, we lost the Duckett sweepstakes. I tell ya, the ongoing failure to resign these core redskins is an embarrassment.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 9, 2007 11:17 PM"

cload (if this is the real cload), I'm not sure the Skins ever entered that sweepstakes. You can't win if you don't enter; come on, send it in. At this point, Duckett only would be necessary if they did trade Betts, which I'm thinking is wishful thinking by other teams and not going to happen. In this season of cap-forced rationality, having both Betts and Portis is the only 'luxury' on the roster. Finally, I don't think Duckett really fits into the 'core' Skins box. He never got the 700 page playbook; his was only 300 pages long (truthfully, I remember that quote when he signed ... about needing to learn his 300 page playbook).

Yesterday seemed like a preview of the time period btwn the draft and June 1. The desperation months. I followed all day and had NOTHING to offer. Yesterday, my image of the RI was a bunch of kids hanging around the locked locker room door at FedEx field, after having broken into the otherwise locked and vacant stadium, and everyone was waiting around for JLC to come by to pick the lock, run in to read notes in trash cans, and then run back out to tell everyone about it. In the meantime, lots of chit chat about nothin (Seinfeldesque). I love this place. TCCLs all the way around, esp. charlie's Native American trigonometry joke.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2007 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Travis Fisher?

Posted by: jim | March 10, 2007 8:48 AM | Report abuse

I might have been a little sarcastic with the Duckett info. He's a man that couldn't get on the field because his one-yard-and-a-cloud-of-dust style didn't fit the skins offense.
It might improve the Lions.

But it's a rhetorical nod to the 'Dockery will be missed DENIAL' point of view. I always wanted to ask him -- if Dockery went down in week one, that's it for the season, right?

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 8:50 AM | Report abuse


Skins' odd March goes on
New restraint confuses Blog
Vinny must be ill

Posted by: HaikuMan | March 10, 2007 8:52 AM | Report abuse


Nate in PDX:
Hope your haiku withdrawal
Is satiated!

Posted by: HaikuMan | March 10, 2007 8:54 AM | Report abuse

I love the Brownstar!!:)

Posted by: Ernesto | March 10, 2007 8:58 AM | Report abuse

nyskinsfan, to answer your question, I'm a booking agent - I book speakers, sports figures, entertainers, etc.

Posted by: Lisa | March 10, 2007 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Amy, I don't know who the heck you are as I have never seen you on here before. But don't try to give me advice. I book sports figures all the time -it's the business I am in - and I know they charge enormous fees and most of them charge for signing footballs, baseballs, basketballs, etc. However, my point about Peyton was that AFTER the Super Bowl he increased a fee he had ALREADY CONTRACTED for by $25,000 - which is just greedy.

And I shared this with my fellow bloggers because I supported the Colts during the Super Bowl while lots of them were supporting the Pats because of their dislike of Peyton. If you had been reading at that time you would have known this.

So keep your advice to yourself - I'm not listening.

Posted by: Lisa | March 10, 2007 9:12 AM | Report abuse

And Lisa, if you could confirm for jm that "we were watching the NFLN" meant "at the same time", not "together", it might prevent some misunderstanding later.

thank you in advance...

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 9:13 AM | Report abuse

cload and daggar LOL

Posted by: jm220 | March 10, 2007 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Anonymity will take you only so far, and when someone has trouble squeezing into a 2X shirt, I'm gonna err on the side of caution...

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Yes, cload, I will clear the misunderstanding up. I was at home, alone, last night watching the NFLN. :)

Posted by: Lisa | March 10, 2007 9:55 AM | Report abuse

cload,only time will tell on any deal, and we can only speculate on FAs & Draft picks in 2007? What we can do is dicuss all the moves since Gibbs was brought back to bring winning back to the Redskins??

Posted by: steve | March 10, 2007 9:57 AM | Report abuse

So -- yes, we have four months to kill (imperceptible nod to 4th), so we can start to discuss what Spurrier left for Gibbs to clean up, and how he's gone about it.
The list of draft picks is one part of it, but you also have to assess undrafted free agents as well as high-priced pickups.
I don't know where to get the more complete list -- anyone?
We can start at QB -- Spurrier screwed the pooch on that position, with the Florida boys locked and loaded to serve as the model for Patrick "happy feet" Ramsey. Discuss...

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 10:18 AM | Report abuse

No relation to P Diddy.... although I did use that moniker on a RI blog last week. Seems like there is a SHABINGUS of people using the moniker on many blogs I visit around the 'net'.

Anyway, Does anyone know how PP knee rehab is going? I think he starts if he is healthy, and like Clark was a tackling machine when in the game. I love him next to the Meast with Springs a hybrid 5th DB whether it be a CB or FS on passing downs. Then in Running situations bring in ArchDeluxe to crowd the line in a Grilliams scheme of 3 - 3 - 5.

Also, as a NB Springs will save his body from the hits and he should be able to stay relatively healthy.... I think that makes a formidible Defensive Secondary, assuming Smooooooooooooooot is still the CB he was in DC, not the one he was in Norsetown.

Community Note: Lisa dropped the hammer on Amy.... don't run into her in a dark alley!!

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 10:22 AM | Report abuse

lisa, thank you for clearing that up about you and cload. i was about to be very upset. since i asked you to be my mentor et all...

also that bad day turned out to be a whole bad week...very little sleep. TRUST me i had it worse. unless of course someone you loved passed away this week.

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Yeah on QB but Gibbs brought Brunell in his 1st yr who was a proven vet? so this position according to gibbs was not an issue?

Posted by: steve | March 10, 2007 10:26 AM | Report abuse

On our draft picks;

I say trade down to whatever position gives us the most picks, might just reverse the ills of the last few years.

Since this draft is deep on DL, move down to 21st or 15th, whereever, because it would essentially take the decision on who to draft out of our hands. Then we can just see who was rated in the first round, which will be less choices, increasing our chance of making the right pick since everyone else has thinned out the herd!!

I think our record speaks for itself in terms of the scouting department.... Cooley is the only one to exceed expectations coming from the 3rd round.... Rodgers not much yet, Taylor regresses without heady player next to him, JC improving but a 1st round pick, not really.

Good idea right?

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the hiakus, y'all.

Figured a little burst of inspired poesy might help keep the evil trolls at bay this weekend. Nicely done.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

dealer, really sorry to hear about whatever situation you're alluding to. It sounds personal, and it sounds bad. Be strong, fella.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 11:05 AM | Report abuse

"Gee, someone already uses the P Diddy name here. I guess I can't use it now, but since I am so cool and so entitled, I will just call myself 'Diddy the 2nd'".

On the other hand, maybe you could put your ego in your pocket and come up with a different name out of the 10 million or so that are currently avilable and unused. I think "Dimwit" is available. It seems to fit you well, and it's catchy too.

Posted by: Sargento-at-arms | March 10, 2007 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Hey Jackass Sargento, did you gets the rights to use that name, or are you just a Cheese D*ck?

Ive been called P Diddy for many years, I dont have to give it up b/c someone else uses it... but to distinguish myself I call myself Diddy the 2nd.

I see no other posts from your name on this blog, so do you have something to add, or are you just yapping off at the jaw?

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I misspelled haiku up above. NICE.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse

wow! why you people think "p diddy" is so "cool" is beyond me. the guy is bill gates of rap world. bill gates isn't cool. he's just rich.

let me explain my analogy. diddy would've been sean combs had he not had big E killed. big E and tu pac being the best ever IMNSHO. i can't think of one bit that diddy has done that was good. he just profited from someone else's tragedy and fame and WORK (just like mr. gates)!!!

why anyone would want to be like them two is beyond me.

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Fantastic, a little spat to get the blog day going.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

thanks nate! i need to read up on why you're talking about NYC one of these days.

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Dealer;

I never thought Diddy was cool. I think he has profited from Mr Smalls' death. To this day he makes duckets off of seeling unreleased music, almost like Biggie isn't dead (ooh, conspiracy? for another day perhaps).

My firend gave me that nickname back in 1996 in college, and it has stuck ever since. At this point it has lost all connection to Sean Combs since my initials ar PD.

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

diddy 2, good to hear. phew! you know what will automatically make you cooler than the original diddy on this blog? if you admit that you have a macbook.

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

about the conspiracy...i think it's a no brainer. whenever either husband/wife dies they always look at the beneficiary first. motive. in this case and almost every other wrongful death was money. and they blamed it on "east-west rap war". perfect alibi.

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Also with Tupac, he is still releasing albums. Although he did have an enemy in Suge. Stayed close to him, acted his friend and then bumped him off. Sad, the golden era of Rap was dead the day they both were killed. Ever since it has been the Hot Boys and weak ass artists which is rap that i could write.

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Rap blows.

Posted by: Englebert Humperdink | March 10, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

i heard suge on "imus in the morning" once. it was hillarious. he was talking from "behind bars".

i also heard Mr. Tony on Imus. I've never heard Mr. Tony so nervous. it wasn't so pretty but he admitted to imus that he was nervous. i forget why he was on.

whatever happened to heavy d?

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 12:15 PM | Report abuse

You mean the Overweight Lover heavy D? Last i heard Queen Latifah ate him!!

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone listen to Elliot in the Morning?

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

2nd, i usually don't but i was surfing and i caught him talking about BB. i don't know what exactly happened between him and BB though. i think he tried to punk BB and BB didn't take it.

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Excuse the ignorance, who is BB?

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

diddy, sorry i was thinking about "kain" or whatever his name is on 99.5 i think...

bb=bobby brown

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Dealer, I think you have what I am looking for

Posted by: User | March 10, 2007 12:30 PM | Report abuse

It isnt hard to punk Bobby Brown. Dude is a loser. Killed his marriage, killed whitneys voice and ultimately her carrer.

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who can shut Whitney up gets a pass in my book.

Posted by: Antonella Barba | March 10, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Antonella;

Will you come pose at another War memorial to show off your fake boobies and disrespect the uniform of all the fallen soldiers there?

Posted by: User | March 10, 2007 12:38 PM | Report abuse

User,
Don't ask, don't tell?

Posted by: Antonella | March 10, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Man we need a new thread badly.
Dealer: Lunardi from ESPN still has MD as a 4 seed. That would be great but I doubt it myself.

Posted by: Mad Dog | March 10, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

i honestly think barba should take the money from XXX film makers/producers. or playboy if they come calling. cuz you have to have some sort of talent to put this kinda pub behind you. why not make lemonade.

something about her looks makes her absolutely hot...(and no it's not just the boobs)

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Here's a thought. What runningback who changed teams during free agency will find the most success? Who do we have...

Travis Henry
Ahman Green
Reuben Droughns
Thomas Jones
Willis McGahee
Jamal Lewis
Corey Dillon (if)

Who am I forgetting?

Posted by: SMACK | March 10, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

dog, me too. i think they'll be 4. someone else mentioned it too. 5 is just bad luck!

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Dominic Rhodes

Posted by: Mad Dog | March 10, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I would like to say I left him off the list because as a Raider, failure is inevitable, but you're right, I forgot the dude. I'm thinking Travis or Willis.

Posted by: SMACK | March 10, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

none of 'em

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Travis. Even mediocre running backs( and he is actually pretty good) do well in the Denver scheme.
Thomas Jones. Will have something to prove.

Posted by: Mad Dog | March 10, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

[Ahem. Back to football.]

Yeah on QB but Gibbs brought Brunell in his 1st yr who was a proven vet? so this position according to gibbs was not an issue?

Posted by: steve | March 10, 2007 10:26 AM

As Old School pointed out yesterday, I think QB as a position has changed markedly since Gibbs I; Brunell always struck me as a good QB, kinda like Thiesmann or Rypien, with some skill, a glaring weakness or two, but someone who was a "get the job done" type. Certainly, during his early career I remember a few games where he made the critical difference for the Jaguars.
But the league today puts much more pressure on the QB to come with the complete game, and they will pounce on any weakness they can identify. For Brunell, when it was clear he couldn't throw long and had lost a step [still more mobile than many, but...], it became a lot easier to defend against the skins. The fact that the O-line got dominated early in the season definitely didn't help, but some of that was due to Brunell being back there.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

but I was enjoying the rap history lesson.

Posted by: Mad Dog | March 10, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

So now, Gibbs has realized that an elite QB is a necessity. Enter Jason Campbell, SouperStar (JCS).
I think that JCS has the raw materials to be an outstanding pro QB - size, toughness, a strong arm, mental toughness, the right emotional makeup -- he showed flashes of all of these things last year.
But -- always a but there -- he has some glaring technical issues that could be troublesome. His release is long and slow, which will cause interceptions. He holds the ball to low, which will cause fumbles. When he threw bad interceptions last year, they were almost all these dangerous passes in the flat that get returned for TDs. [Thinking of the two against Philly as prime examples.]
My opinion is that the coaches stopped calling that type of play -- particularly in the red zone -- because the risks were not worth it. But a defense that doesn't respect that play can lurk back and look a lot better than they really are.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

but I was enjoying the rap history lesson.

Posted by: Mad Dog | March 10, 2007 01:45 PM

I just need links to whointhehell these nerf herders really are. Try to relate them in terms I can understand, like NASCAR drivers.

But you'll have to wait for my Second Treatise on Representative Government (or, "Why a Three-Back Set is in Our Future")...

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 1:50 PM | Report abuse

C&D,

I agree with your comments on JC. His mental toughness is what impresses me the most. Hopefully we can correct the little things. I once heard someone say that the little things are the easiest to correct on a QB, footwork, timing etc. It is the intangibles that cannot be taught. I think Jason has all the intangibles.

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Suge = Jack Rousch with a ghetto temper
Tupac = Kenseth - Pro that gets in fight with Rousch. Killed supposedly by DEI but really by Rousch

Biggie = Senior
Diddy = Junior... taking the rewards for his dads death.

Make sense?

Posted by: Diddy the 2nd | March 10, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

PDsquared: Hopefully the guy who said that was not Mr. J. Campbell.

Posted by: Mad Dog | March 10, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the new name Mad Dog. RIP Diddy the 2nd.

Posted by: PDSquared | March 10, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Worse, I think it was Theismann

Posted by: PDSquared | March 10, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

PDsquared: That explanation may have helped Cload but, unfortunately, trying to teach a Jewish kid from the New York suburbs about rap history by using references to Nascar drivers probably won't cut it.

Posted by: Mad Dog | March 10, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Ok MD;

Issac and jacob..... nevermind, my old testament is RUSTY!

Posted by: PDSquared | March 10, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Mine too.

Posted by: Mad Dog | March 10, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Slackers

Posted by: yahweh | March 10, 2007 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Holy Cow, I go to bed and suddenly there's a new Diddy :-)

Welcome PDSquared!

I also have been called "P Diddy" for quite some time. Mostly because my first name begins with "P" :-)

Not a big fan of his music, personally, but I have no musical taste.

A lot quieter here than last week...

Posted by: P Diddy | March 10, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

How about Diddy Deux?

Posted by: charlie | March 10, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

We could use a little new-diddy up here.

Posted by: Antonella | March 10, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

PD,

Since it's pretty slow and you are here -

A man rushed into a busy doctor's office and shouted "Doctor! I think I'm shrinking!!" The doctor calmly responded, "Now, settle down.
You'll just have to be a little patient."

-

A marine biologist developed a race of genetically engineered dolphins that could live forever if they were fed a steady diet of seagulls. One day, his supply of the birds ran out so he had to go out
and trap some more. On the way back, he spied two lions asleep on the road. Afraid to wake them, he gingerly stepped over them. Immediately, he was arrested and charged with transporting gulls across sedate lions for immortal porpoises.

-

A famous Viking explorer returned home from a voyage and found his name missing from the town register. His wife insisted on complaining to the local civic official who apologized profusely saying, "I must
have taken Leif off my census."

-

A skeptical anthropologist was cataloging South American folk remedies with the assistance of a tribal brujo who indicated that the leaves of a particular fern were a sure cure for any case of
constipation. When the anthropologist expressed his doubts, the brujo looked him in the eye and said, "Let me tell you, with fronds like these, who needs enemas?"


Posted by: charlie | March 10, 2007 2:51 PM | Report abuse

We know what you really need, Antonella -

Well, we'll bone you when you're riding down the street,
We'll bone you on your back or on your feet;
We'll bone you when you're drinking in a bar,
We'll bone you when you're riding in your car;
Oh, I would not feel so all alone,
Everybody must get boned.

Posted by: Bang Brothers #12 & 35 | March 10, 2007 3:05 PM | Report abuse

I bet you look like Bob Dylan naked.

Posted by: Antonella | March 10, 2007 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Love it, charlie! Thanks!

Posted by: P Diddy | March 10, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

One of my favorite comic strips is Mother Goose & Grimm. I think today's strip is on a par with Charlie's jokes.

http://www.grimmy.com/comics.php

Posted by: Mark | March 10, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

F Imus

Posted by: chris larry | March 10, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Yeah well, after last season - we fans need to bolster each others' spirits as much as we can.

Posted by: charlie | March 10, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Seattle Diddy,
A scholar and gentleman;
Bring me tequila!

Posted by: HaikuAlien | March 10, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

U.S. Government's new tracking technology.

http://users.chartertn.net/tonytemplin/FBI_eyes/

Posted by: charlie | March 10, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Lovely Cyn Cyty,
Fencing with Mr. Tony;
Wilbon acts as shield

Posted by: HaikuAlien | March 10, 2007 3:44 PM | Report abuse

j m two twenty
hopes to meet with Lisa soon;
sparking Insiders?

Posted by: HaikuAlien | March 10, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

J LaCanfora
though typing's not his forte´
always comes correct

Posted by: HaikuAlien | March 10, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Melting snow releases
Boughs of pines from icy snares;
Dancing once again

Posted by: HaikuAlien | March 10, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

So, I watched 5 mins of NASCAR and hear Gibbs named mention once so far.....

Posted by: 4th Floor via Home Floor | March 10, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

New game:

Baby Name Scrabble, RI offseason edition. Spell the name of Baby #2 La Canfora with seven of the following letters: LONDON FLETCHER-BAKER FRED SMOOT RYAN TUCKER.

Two categories, male and female.

Two grand prizes: seats on the Tom Cruise Leaping Couch at the '07 Skins home opener. Chances of winning grand prize one in a gazillion. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

You may already be a winner. C'mon, send it in.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

So, I watched 5 mins of NASCAR and hear Gibbs named mention once so far.....

Posted by: 4th Floor via Home Floor | March 10, 2007 4:31 PM | Report abuse

1st time I eva pulled a double move. Even Champ gets burnt once in a while.......

Posted by: home floor | March 10, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

such a lovely day, why do i stop at the computer. correction: not RYAN but ROSS.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Because you are a RIddict.

Posted by: charlie | March 10, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

When are we gonna get some Skins news? A Wade re-signing, Mulitalo visit, Cooley extension, something.

Just checking my email on comcast and see a picture of Rosie O'Donnell. Every time I see her I can't help but think she is the most annoying fattest person walking the face of this earth. My random thought.

Posted by: cdubb | March 10, 2007 6:32 PM | Report abuse

looks like john feinstein is back at wapo. but this is the best piece i've ever read by him. i wash completely shocked that he wrote it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/09/AR2007030902200.html

also try http://www.couchsurfing.com it totally seems like a hookup joint...international style.

Posted by: dealer | March 10, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

any georgetown fans amongst our little group?

(or GW for that matter)

Posted by: stevie in ct | March 10, 2007 8:41 PM | Report abuse

blah blah blog

has all the energy dissipated?

where y'at?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Hue is taken it to Gray. Georgetown is looking really good tonight.

Posted by: jm220 | March 10, 2007 9:51 PM | Report abuse

In the house. Had to spend all evening learning about NASCAR, since someone called my bluff comparing New Rap City to Go Left Fast.

True story: the software I'm working on is built by a group whose acronym is vaguely like NASCAR. So someone gets the idea of codenaming the next few releases after NASCAR numbers/drivers.
No one could keep track of what Number went with what driver; at least, that was what we blamed the first schedule slip on...

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 9:52 PM | Report abuse

go hoyas! jt jr is one of the brightest young coaches in the game...helps that he has a really talented squad, but he is going to make a lot of noise before he's done!

Posted by: cosmofla | March 10, 2007 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Go Hoyas go,

cload, one of my favorite parts of a project is always coming up with the codename. The more obscure, silly, or quietly sarcastic, or in any way subversive, the better.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 10:04 PM | Report abuse

My favorite project codename was Jezebel -- we knew going in that there was going to be backstabbing, demon-worship, and ultimately a lot of blood on the walls.
The next release was codenamed abbatoir. The customer found out about that one... it didn't go over so well.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Well, I'm brokenhearted. The Wiz just lost by 1 point to the Knicks! They let "Cry Baby" Steve Francis and "I can't wait to leave the Wiz and play for Isiah" Jarrod Jeffries come into their house and beat them! And tomorrow night we have to travel to Miami and play the resurgent Heat team with a suddenly ageless Shaq. It will be another sure loss for the Wiz - a blow out loss. The Heat have become the Eagles of the NBA.

Can't take it!

Thanks for letting me vent - I know this is not football or Redskins related.

Posted by: Lisa | March 10, 2007 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Kind of a bummer to get off my chest. Sorry for the Saturday night bring-down. If I had my own blog I'd post this there, but I don't, and you guys are my extended internet family, so here goes.

Before we moved west last year, we decided to simplify and downsize a bit, and one of the toughest decisions we made was to part ways with one of our two dogs.

Both were medium-sized, active dogs, and since we would be renting when we got here -- among other logistical complications -- we decided to find a new home for one of them.

We had our first dog, my wife's favorite, and our second dog, Lucy, my favorite. She was dumb as a rock, had terrible breath, was lazy and goofy-looking, and shedded fur like a snowstorm. She had a tattoo on her belly (maybe she started life as a hunting pack dog) in the unmistakable shape of the letter N... for Nate, I always liked to think. I loved that damn dog.

When we made this low-grade version of Sophie's choice, of course it was 'my' dog who went to live with a new family in MD, and Mrs. Nate's dog who came west with us in the covered wagon. But we knew Lucy had a great family to live with, and a new 'boyfriend' dog to hang out with all day. A difficult choice, but all things considered it was a good outcome.

So we heard yesterday from her new family that my beloved Lucy got very sick and passed away. My sweet, dumb, floppy-eared girl.

If they didn't give us so much love and joy, it wouldn't hurt this much. I am heartsick.


Again, sorry for this, but I wanted to get this little memorial out there, a bit of catharsis.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, I think I take tonight's prize for not football or Redskins related. At least your post above had to do with Washington sports.

And boo on the Wizards collapsing. It's hard not to think "Same old, same old." when they are losing games like these.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Nate, so sorry to hear about Lucy. I cannot have a dog since I live in downtown DC but growing up in Bama, I had lots of them...and I know what it's like to lose one.

Diddy, how is your dog doing?

By the way, this may have been posted before but if not thought I would spread the news. TJ Duckett just signed a 1 year deal with Detroit.

Posted by: Lisa | March 10, 2007 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Nate -- so sorry. So, so sorry. Dogs are so tough that way -- more like eternal little kids than anything else...

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 10:29 PM | Report abuse

[Nate - ignore the following if you're not in the mood]

tell the truth -- how many of you read that and think about Casey Kasem's rant about his long distance dedication segment...

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 10, 2007 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to hear about Lucy Nate.

Posted by: jm220 | March 10, 2007 10:38 PM | Report abuse

All righty, thanks again for enduring that.

There has to be something more fun to talk about.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 10:55 PM | Report abuse

dealer - my NYC visits are for work. The jobbie job is getting busy, and that includes more frequent travel to the other offices. My company's mother ship is in Manhattan.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 11:02 PM | Report abuse

And cload, you were absolutely right about the long distance dedication thing.

"I want a g**damn concerted effort to come out of a record that isn't a f***ing up-tempo record every time I gotta do a death dedication! It's the last g**damn tim. I want somebody who uses his f***ing brain to not come out of a g**damn record that's up-temp and I've got to talk about a f***ing dog dying! Boy, this it f***ing ponderous, man."

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 10, 2007 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Nate - didn't hurt to have a little liquor in me, but that is one of the funniest rants in the history of radio.

If only jm220 had a quick shout of 'panties!' just before, we'd have had the perfect up-tempo intro...

Anyway, I have a picture of our first dog in one of her rare, placid moments sitting in front of her 'perch' -- the window from which she served neighborhood watch -- just about to fall asleep. Hopefully, you have at least one pic that captures Lucy's essence.

Dogs Rule, Cats drool.
technically, dogs drool too, but that's not important.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Nate, my brother had a dog that he gave to me after he got orders to Arizona... I had her for a while but my landlord found out about her and she had to stay with my parents for a while... basically Zoe turned into the family dog that everyone loved and took part in caring for... she got hit by a car two years ago and it about broke my family's heart... Its the weirdest thing, sobbing over a dead dog. But no other creature on earth gives you that unconditional love... Its awful, and my new floppy eared, socially awkward but quirkishly endearing replacement dog with never take Zoe's place... so you gotta just remember the good times with Lucy and laugh about her "other" times :) Don't feel ashamed to show emotion over a dog. Any dog owner who has a soul can empathize with you. Best!

Posted by: Dorf | March 11, 2007 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Why do dog lovers have to hate on cats? I love both, I just live a cat lifestyle. I need an animal that can take a crap on its own, thanks. Sorry about your pup, Nate. I was just over a friend's place and he has a part-coyote dog that is awesome. I hooked that boy up with some sweet tenderloin.

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 12:44 AM | Report abuse

I mean, I don't care if it's a Ford or a Chevy, as long as it gets me to the beer store.

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 12:50 AM | Report abuse

This may be my all-nighter, but as a Cowboy fan I won't get credit for it because of daylight savings time. #@#&*$%*@^%#

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 12:51 AM | Report abuse

I need to stay up at least long enough to post two messages at 1:59 and 3:01. jm220, you don't exist tonight dude!

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 1:15 AM | Report abuse

I like to think that losing this hour here makes me younger. So for our rap friends, to the D to the S to the T!

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 1:39 AM | Report abuse

You're assuming that Loseable Type won't find some way to screw the pooch in the next few minutes.

A bold assumption, that.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Hey where did that messa

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 1:58 AM | Report abuse

must.... reach.... flux capacitor...

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 1:59 AM | Report abuse

ge go, it was just here a second ago

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 2:00 AM | Report abuse

[mushroom cloud]

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 2:00 AM | Report abuse

ACHOOOOO!

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 2:00 AM | Report abuse

ACHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 2:01 AM | Report abuse

Houston, Wii have a problem...

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 2:02 AM | Report abuse

3:02!

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 2:02 AM | Report abuse

talk about a rift in the space-time continuum... or is it just a rift in Loseable Type?

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 2:03 AM | Report abuse

I can never take the washington post seriously again after this gross inaccuracy.

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 2:04 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if Loseable type is Y2K compliant?

The WashPost front page is correct.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 2:06 AM | Report abuse

Good thing I have my biohazard waste bag and a flashlight here. And my alert whistle.

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 2:07 AM | Report abuse

Did the world fall apart? One hour to go, here on the other coast...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 2:10 AM | Report abuse

Do you have canned water? I forgot mine. I have 'fortified' water instead.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 2:10 AM | Report abuse

NATE DRINK NOW WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!!

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 2:12 AM | Report abuse

I was saving that last beer... oh what the hell.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 2:20 AM | Report abuse

I think the coolest thing about Mulitalo, aside from his nickname 'The Mutilator,' is his first name, Edwin. That is a dorky freakin' name. Looks good on him, though.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 2:29 AM | Report abuse

So far, 5/6 XP boxes went to DST successfully.
0/2 Win2000 boxes went to DST successfully.

The Verizon network is defying the law.

And rebootion is NOT the solution.

Oh, and surprisingly, Loseable Type refuses to lose the hour. The squirrel-fueled WinME box it's running on is apparently oblivious to the change.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 2:32 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't he be the 'Mulitater', or 'Tater' for short?

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 2:33 AM | Report abuse

I agree with you, Edwin the Name rocks. Edwin Van der Sar the great Dutch goalie who unfortunately plays for United, and Edwin Moses, track and field star.

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 2:35 AM | Report abuse

But you are not reading this because I do not exist.

Posted by: 2:36 | March 11, 2007 2:36 AM | Report abuse

5/8 is like John Hall good, cload.

So you guys are supposed to be an hour ahead, like cload's last post should say 03:32 AM. Hmm.

Moveable Feast dropping the ball like Ladell Betts.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 2:37 AM | Report abuse

Ah, cload, you noticed the transposition of the second and third consonants in the name to make the nickname! You've cracked the code! I need more beer!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 2:39 AM | Report abuse

Yeah Nate, like the jacket says, I am a science geek. I missed the eclipse the other day because it was cloudy, so just having some fun with the clock and a few beers up here.

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 2:46 AM | Report abuse

A 'tater' related story:
last year at a group golf outing, we were getting some heat from the starter to get off the practice tee and get moving.
The gentleman whose house we were using started to push a couple of guys to their carts. from another cart, we heard:
Guy 1: "What a dictator!"
Guy 2: "yeah, without the tater!"

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 2:47 AM | Report abuse

Ok, what are you dudes doing up and being so doggone coherent at (allegedly) 4 in the AM?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 3:00 AM | Report abuse

I seem to remember 'tater' being a euphemism for something naughty once upon a time, but the precise meaning escapes me. Maybe it was just slang for a cute girl.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 3:07 AM | Report abuse

I hope paps shows up soon. We need continuity up here!

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 3:26 AM | Report abuse

Dude, the time change shabingus struck Manila like 32 hours ago. Or didn't. Either way, Paps could be in a world of hurt.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 3:35 AM | Report abuse

Now I've completely stopped making sense -- to whatever extent I usually make sense. I am shutting it down in the face of this daylight savings time disaster.

Bless us all, everyone.

WOLVERINES!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 3:47 AM | Report abuse

WOLVERINES!

(sorry - gotta echo that; it's just part of the contract)

Posted by: stevie in ct | March 11, 2007 3:49 AM | Report abuse

it's so late i can no longer capitalize. the elvis costello is chilling me out. amazing amount of wolverines fans here.

Posted by: smack | March 11, 2007 4:14 AM | Report abuse

not Michigan, smack - Red Dawn

Posted by: stevie in ct | March 11, 2007 4:28 AM | Report abuse

Sunday, March 11, 2007 | 5:38 a.m. ET

Posted by: washpost.com | March 11, 2007 4:46 AM | Report abuse

Sunday, March 11, 2007 | 6:10 a.m. ET

Posted by: washpost.com | March 11, 2007 5:16 AM | Report abuse

Sunday, March 11, 2007 | 7:42 a.m. ET

Posted by: washpost.com | March 11, 2007 7:54 AM | Report abuse

my MacBook knows what time it is

Posted by: Dorf | March 11, 2007 8:06 AM | Report abuse

so does my pc

Posted by: BT | March 11, 2007 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Any new news on Springs. I hope that the Redskins do not deal him. I just don't understand why they think that they need to deal fro Bly. Granted, Bly is good corner, but I think that Springs is just as good and is also a team leader.

It annoyes me that everytime we finally think that Redskins get it, they pull this type of crap.

I would like to see the Redskins come out, say Springs is our man and maybe even sign him to a two year extension.

Posted by: BT | March 11, 2007 9:07 AM | Report abuse

I'm with you on that, BT. Of course that comes as no surprise to anyone on here - they all know how much I love Springs.

Doc Walker was on Full Court Press last night and he said that he had talked with Bly at the NBA All Star game. Apparently the Skins had a verbal agreement with Detroit for Bly. This was "pre Smoot". Bly told Walker he was excited to be coming to DC - Doc said it was because of the $$$. Then Millen was offered a better deal from Denver.

Posted by: Lisa | March 11, 2007 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Nate/ Smack way to pull the all nighter.

Edwin Moses do you know that he went like 10 years without losing a race? The man was a beast!

Damn Windows XP!

Posted by: jm220 | March 11, 2007 10:00 AM | Report abuse

That is always the problem. Players are excited to come to DC because of the cash.

Although Bly has been a pro bowler the last few years, I have lasting memories of him getting burned time after time in St. Louis.

One of my college roomates knew Bly personally and we used to give him a hard time about "his boy" getting beaten like a drum.

Posted by: BT | March 11, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

You said he just. You said he just. Oh baby you got what need. But you said he just a friend.

Posted by: jm220 | March 11, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Sorry about Lucy, Nate. My heartfelt sympathies.

For the record, My Vista machine handled DST fine and dandy. So did all of my gadgets, as it were.

Unfortunately, the "City" of Seattle didn't fare so well. My survey from the rooftop deck shows a great deal of carnage and destruction. Seattle looks like a bleak, post-apocalyptic disaster area. I hope FEMA sends help soon. And hot women and cold beer, too.

Posted by: P Diddy | March 11, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Aye, Diddy.

We're going out to forage in the rubble of North Portland for a couple of decent lattes.

Did I mention that we put a contract in on a house yesterday? We are settling in Portland, at least for the short term. Big, exciting move for us.

Or maybe we're just compensating for a lack of Skins news by creating stuff to do.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Catching up on pop culture stuff, this past week I saw 'Night at the Museum' and 'Casino Royale' on the airplane, and 'Stranger than Fiction' on the netflix. (What can I say, it's catch as catch can, and I'm usually way behind on my cultural literacy.)

I need to see the Bond film again, it was mighty good but heavily edited for the airplane audience.

'Fiction' was pretty good, I thought it was not the most original story but very well done. Will Ferrell was good, abandoning the manchild act at least this once. Maggie Gyllenhall has that certain something... she's foxy as hell. And in a supporting role was Tony Hale, television's Buster Bluth! Awesome.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

knick knack patty whack give a dog a bone you Nate pass me the microphone

Posted by: jm220 | March 11, 2007 12:53 PM | Report abuse

For that done know. That's from EPMD. Man old school rap is the sh**!

Posted by: jm220 | March 11, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Now Peter Piper pick peppers but Run rock rhymes

Posted by: jm220 | March 11, 2007 1:06 PM | Report abuse

nate, sorry about lucy. i still haven't gotten over jackie from 26 years ago.

and smack, i like cats that act like dogs. and i had one with jackie. we got 'em at the same time so they grew up together and she thought she was a dog. but no i don't like cats that act like cats.

Posted by: dealer | March 11, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Congrats on the new house, Nate. What's the cost of living like in Portland?

The housing situation in DC has gotten out of control! I'm thinking of moving to ATL.

Posted by: Lisa | March 11, 2007 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, did you miss the bottom-dropping and bubble-bursting of last year? My neighborhood is literally blighted by for sale signs. I think I'd trade my house for Skins preseason tix and a couple of dime bags at this point.

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

I like cats that act like cats. I don't like cats (or dogs for that matter) that act like Paris Hilton. My cats, heck you could grab one, dunk him in a soapy bucket, and wash the car with him. Totally chill. Congrats and good luck with the house Nate.

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

any idea, which bracket we'll be using? bucktown or wapo?

Posted by: dealer | March 11, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Nate,

I am very sorry to hear about Lucy. I have been around animals, mostly dogs until recently, my whole life, and it is very hard to see them go. My wife and I got our first cat, who also was named Lucy, about 10 years ago. We already had two Cairn terriers. Sadly, Lucy died when she was only five years old. I still miss her. We now have two dogs and three cats in the house and a few more critters outside. They are like children in a way and sure bring joy to our lives. You have my sincerest sympathy on Lucy's passing.

On a happier note, congratulations and good luck with the house.

Posted by: Mark | March 11, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

yeah lisa, it's pretty bad. BUT i hear that dc realestate market is still strong. friend of mine had to compete last fall for a house by cleveland park/national zoo. it's the suburbs/exurbs that got hit the most.

people started treating it like a stock market...i saw people buying 2 houses/putting contracts on at a time...

our neighborhood innthat bad but...it's bad.

Posted by: dealer | March 11, 2007 2:17 PM | Report abuse

SMACK,

I live in the city and there is nothing affordable here. I rent and have been looking for a new apartment and it's simply out of control!

Posted by: Lisa | March 11, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, I think you should go back and renegotiate an additional $25K on your contract. Then you can afford to live wherever you want.

Posted by: SMACK | March 11, 2007 2:38 PM | Report abuse

dealer, how 'bout them Tar Heels!

Nate sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. I know how heartbreaking that can be.

Sean "Puffy" "Puff Daddy" "P Diddy" "Diddy" Combs did not have Biggie killed. It hurt Bad Boy records. B.I.G was the franchise. Why kill the franchise to sell unreleased material that wasn't good enough to be released when it was recorded when you could have had the real thing going "multi till I die"? And it's Biggie's mom along with Diddy who's profiting now. She says Biggie's upcoming greatest hits CD will be the last release of his music.

Pac on the other hand may have been killed on orders of Marion "Suge" Knight because he was unhappy about his royalties and was trying to get out of his deal with Death Row.

Old school hip hop: "The B-I-G-D-A-Double D-Y-K-A-N-E good plenty, serving many and any"

Posted by: LH | March 11, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Congrats on the house, Nate! I fear that I'll be in Seattle for quite some time as well.

Lisa, if you've never been to Portland, you should check it out. Both Portland and Seattle are acquired tastes. Like the moss that is everywhere, they tend to grow on you.

Posted by: P Diddy | March 11, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Freakin' beautiful day out here in Portland.

Funny thing -- on a family walk in the neighborhood, just a few blocks from the house we are hopefully buying, saw a 'Go Redskins' sign proudly displayed by a front door. Talk about a good sign, welcome to the neighborhood and so forth.

Next time I walk by, I'll look a little closer, for the telltale satellite dish which could indicate my sports bar days are over...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 6:35 PM | Report abuse

(crickets chirping up here)

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Nate,did you fart?

Posted by: Anonymous | March 11, 2007 6:45 PM | Report abuse

LH, you can have aCC. it's yours. for 25 more years to come. i just want bunch of Final Fours.

Terps #4!!!!! they got a pretty tough draw though. but they're staying in the EAST!!! which is a good thing. let's see if garry can prep 'em up.

btw, let's just keep the yahoo bracket cuz we can't get a league going on Wapo. can i get a second on that?

WHY is it so quiet up here?

Posted by: dealer | March 11, 2007 7:18 PM | Report abuse

alright, coming out of my movie marathon for some air...whew.

Nate, I am so sorry about Lucy. Nothing hurts more than having to say goodbye to our purveyors of unconditional love. Mrs Hayes and I had to put one of our little guys down in January and the emotions are still raw. My heart goes out to you guys.

On a positive, congrats on the new house! Seems like Portland was the right move for you. You and Diddy have me convinced- I'm adding 'Fiction' to our list.

I just finished the documentary 'Comedian', which follows Jerry Seinfeld as he attempts a comeback to stand-up. Great stuff- awesome backstage antics with Gary Shandling, Colin Quin, Chris Rock, etc.

There were some stinkers in the mix though- 'The Return'...what a piece. Love the supernatural thrillers and the wife and I are big Buffy fans, but what the hell is SMG doing? 'Scooby Doo'? 'The Grudge'? 'The Return' ? C'mon! A new Buffy feature length film would be brilliant.

Watched the oldie but goodie 'Fahrenheit 451'...it's amazing how many elements of Bradbury's cautionary sci-fi tale have come true in these modern times.

I finally had a chance to share 'Road House' with the wife who to my shock and dismay had never had the pleasure. Classic 80's action cheese that stands the test of time. 'Pain don't hurt'

Lastly, we got out of the house to see '300' which was fantastic from start to finish... and if I can go on a limb, better than the graphic novel. I like to think of the blog as the hot gates, the AC's as the Persians and us of course, as the Spartans.

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 11, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Definitely second the motion to keep the Yahoo league. I just did all my research (looking up cheerleader team photos) and locked my picks. May the hottest cheerleaders win.

Hey, here's a question for all the basketball fans. What is the ref doing when he's moving his arm around and counting? When does he count, when doesn't he count? It seems pretty arbitrary to me. Sorry, not a huge basketball fan :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | March 11, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

diddy, could you post the league again please?

he's counting "5 seconds". if the ball handler doesn't have a defender on him he has 5 seconds to move towards a defender. i think. but it's called the 5 second rule.

Posted by: dealer | March 11, 2007 8:22 PM | Report abuse

F THIS TIME CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dealer | March 11, 2007 8:25 PM | Report abuse

man, I like the cautionary approach the FO has taken so far this offseason but the coked up hamster in me is in need of a serious fix. can't we sign someone already?

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 11, 2007 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Well, we have our official test case.... since the Pats have signed EVERYBODY (Thomas, Brady, and now Stallworth), this must be the year that splurging in FA is better than keeping our draft picks. If we do better than 3-13, it'll be amazing.
Either that or the Pats are "just one player" away from the Super Bowl, but decided to cover their bases on which "one" player it is.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Ah....finally we know:

Dan Snyder = coked up hamster

Posted by: Relieved to Know... | March 11, 2007 9:25 PM | Report abuse

it's really simple. bellichoke figured out kurt warner. he figured out archie's boy. now he needs to figure out how to stop dinks and dunks of archie's boy. and i'm willing to bet that he's the one who figures out how to stop short/medium passes while still protecting against bombs.

BUT if i was him or any other coach i'd take away the short passes and take my chances on bombs. it'll at least keep my defense fresh.

just my theory.

Posted by: dealer | March 11, 2007 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Well, the Pats were one of the two or three teams form whom Thomas made sense. And they definitely needed to upgrade at WR. But to go out and get two WRs in addition to Thomas is ... interesting ... particularly since they could have a pretty good shot at a WR late in the first round.
It's not quite like the skins -- they still have their two #1s -- but they threw out the 7th rounder to seal the deal with Welker, almost as an afterthought.

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Nate, sorry about your loss. I've been a dog and cat person my whole life (plus hamsters, fish, a mouse once, a ferret, others). Losing the first was the worst. I think I had a few hamsters die on me, but I don't remember them. I remember when my first dog died. Horrible day. Also stands out as freshman year homecoming, including my first dance. Dog loss was way worse than freshman awkwardness. Anyway, new home sounds great, esp. the hood w/Skins potential. First home too or no?

My soul is shriveling in the absence of off-season news. Not even any visits scheduled as far as I can tell. And the real March Madness doesn't start till Thursday. I have this sneaking feel like work is going to explode (one of those laws about things expanding to fill the time alloted).

On Saturday, Mrs. dcsween took the daughters to colonial W-burg to meet up with my inlaws. Didn't get my poker game planned till too late. End up hanging with an old college buddy. A little bit of chit chat about the rumor about the Packer trade for Betts. My buddy, not a big Betts fan, reminded me about the critical fumbles, then compared Betts #s to Clinton's. Being a positive guy and wanting to not talk about Betts, I shifted the conversation to Portis.

How psyched am I about a healthy Portis returning? Really psyched. His play actually improves the longer he is on the field. Feed him 25 carries and he carries the offense. Lots of my posts are Taylor-centered hyperbole, but is it even possible to hyperbolize Portis? Plus he is a year YOUNGER than Betts. Love the Portis. OK, that concludes the Skins-related portion of this post. Thank you and good night.

Posted by: dcsween | March 11, 2007 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Portis, Santana, Cooley, a stout O-line + Sellers, and a level-headed young man to lead them in Soupy Campbell. That's a LOT to be excited about.

But dcsween, you're right, it all starts and ends with Portis, and we should be happy he's had the long recuperation period. He is to our offense what Springs has been to our defense, as proven when either of them is off the field.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 10:48 PM | Report abuse

re-reading my last post, sfskin is right, I AM Captain Obvious.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 11, 2007 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, one of the best things about Portis is that -- while he gives and takes a lot of punishment -- his legs are in good shape overall. Knee injuries are bad news, but even ankle injuries will slow down a runner just enough to take away that extra gear that the truly elite seem to have. And when that fails you, the trip from elite to retired is not that long...

Posted by: cload and daggar | March 11, 2007 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Peeploggers! Here is why I live in Californeyeay - yesterday sunny 72, today sunnier and 80. Wooooooooo.

Nate sorry about your loss, ugh is all I can say cause I know how it feels but hey congrats on the house! I myself cannot afford Barbie's Dreamhouse much less a real one but am working on it.

I am pleased to announce that my soccer team won it's 2nd game of the season and that unlike week 1 where I enjoyed a keystone cop pratfall/tumble/total wipeout 15 feet away from any other person I played and even managed to kick the ball in the right direction to a player on my own team several times. VICTORY IS MINE!

Yes kids it's slow in the offseason, so slow I am sharing my soccer team news with you cause some of you coked up hamsters will use it as a 10 second fix. . . I do what I can for my peeps here at RI.

Posted by: sfskin | March 11, 2007 11:22 PM | Report abuse

You can not take 3 days off in the middle of free agency!!! Your last update was on 3/9, its 3/12 get your azz back to work and give us something to talk about!!

Posted by: Jason where are you??? | March 11, 2007 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Cload... before my ankle injury I was running a 4.5 40... its been a long year of therapy and I can only get down to 4.6.My agent and I are still waiting on those FA phonecalls...

Posted by: Dorf | March 11, 2007 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Apologies if this is a partial double move. My last post seems to have been censored cause of the word doochebag with proper spelling. Let's see if this goes through.

Posted by: sfskin | March 11, 2007 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Doochebag - okay
Wohore with proper spelling or 2 w's - not okay

BBM is a doochebag who wohores himself out. I more or less liked him until the sweet 16 party and Lisa's story. Geez doochey indeed.

Posted by: sfskin | March 11, 2007 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Did the little and newest La Toucanfora maybe come early?
I think we should get a blog gift for J-La or is that like super stalkerish creepy - "Stay away from my family or I'll have to call jm220 in with his hammer."?

Is it appropriate for a baby to wear something with the word shabingus on it?

Okay gotta go sleepy time due to BIG IMPORTANT MEETINGS tomorrow.

Posted by: sfskin | March 11, 2007 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Nate... get on those shabingus baby accessories! I'll chip in.

Posted by: Dorf | March 12, 2007 12:06 AM | Report abuse

dealer, Diddy: regarding the seemingly random, counting-directed motion of refs' arms -

1) a team has ten seconds to move the ball from the backcourt/defensive area into the frontcourt/offensive area after inbounding into the backcourt (whether after a made hoop or out-of-bounds or turnover by the other guys).

2) when in the frontcourt/offensive area with the ball, a player who is closely guarded (within 5' or something) by an opposing player can only maintain the ball - whether dribbling or holding it - for five seconds. You often see the ref indicate that the 5 second count is off by moving his hands wide apart - as if indicating the length of the sturgeon he caught that weekend - to show that the defender has moved far enough away from the man with the ball that he is no longer guarding him closely. Onus (I have a love/hate relationship with that word) is actually on the defender, dee-lah.

3) an offensive player can be in the painted area (the proverbial paint) under his scoring basket for only 3 seconds at a time. Rarely do you actually see this called, let alone see the ref moving his arm.

4) foul shooter has 10 secs to shoot the ball once in his possession.

5) you have 5 secs to inbound after the ref hands you the ball

That's about all I can think of.

I used to be a reffing dork - at the same time I was a playing dork. Plus I just felt like communing at this time o' night. Hope it helps SOMEBODY, if not P Diddy.

" . . . and thus endeth the lesson."

Posted by: stevie in ct | March 12, 2007 1:17 AM | Report abuse

And the blog time is:

Posted by: Test | March 12, 2007 1:57 AM | Report abuse

non-moveable type, it seems

Posted by: Still wrong | March 12, 2007 1:58 AM | Report abuse

I think we should get a blog gift for J-La

sfskin
yes, we should. but when i brought that up earlier Ms. THANG aka cindy aka cyn cyty said "we can't accept gifts".

thanks steve!

Posted by: dealer | March 12, 2007 6:34 AM | Report abuse

New idea for how to proceed if trading down. FIRST thing, is do the trade down with Chicago, not Denver. Said this before, but the Skins must be like the Soup Nazi to Denver re: trades. NO TRADE FOR YOU! In the Chicago move, the Skins could also try to pick up their #2 TE, a guy named John Gilmore, who has everything anyone could want in a blocking TE with upside re: age. THEN, with the resulting low first round pick, go for the defensive TACKLE. There is going to be a run on DEs b/c not only is there lots of quality there, its the new positional need in the latest evolution of passing offenses ... disrupt the TE at the line ... then release and go for tip if not sack. The hope on this step is that Okoye is there. If necessary, jump up a few with somebody else with the 5th round pick. Then, in the second round pick (from Chicago), go for the defensive end. Carriker should be gone by this time, maybe even Abiamiri (ND). But the guy I like, who LOTS of mock drafts have as the 9th or 10th DE because he is newish to football and the position (though exponential improvement over time) is this guy from Hawaii, Ikaika Alama-Francis. Admittedly, second round may be too high to burn on him (esp. if he can safely be projected to be there in the 5th round), but my point is that the Day One quality DE class is plenty deep that the Skins could use the second of two 'trade down' picks at DE. Frankly, the DT in the first round part of this idea could be swapped out for a CB in the first round ... thus ending the Bly chatter ... and giving Golston and Montgomery the chance to become the DTs we thought they were.

If there is no Skins news, we need to make it up (it being conversation topics). I'm thinking this week will be a long string of crap signings eclipsed by March Madness dominated news.

Posted by: dcsween | March 12, 2007 6:54 AM | Report abuse

I'm going to need at least a guest blog to get me through this Monday

Posted by: Dorf | March 12, 2007 7:31 AM | Report abuse

somebody farted it stinks in here?

Posted by: Anonymous | March 12, 2007 7:42 AM | Report abuse

Man, it's tough when it's your last week in the office and no one knows except you and the boss. people keep trying to get me roped into the same old bs. Can't a man phone it in his last week? wtf.

Can we really not get the word 'douchebag' onto the blog? That would ruin my day.

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 12, 2007 8:38 AM | Report abuse

my day is saved.

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | March 12, 2007 8:39 AM | Report abuse

This bit was in SI.com's "Truth and Rumors" and inspired my Chicago trade scenario above. The one I didn't spin out was one with Houston, but is there anyone there the Skins might want/need? Or do you think that might just be about picks? Note that Houston would only move up two picks (and encore re: the Texans being better than the Skins this past year ... groan).

"Three teams that would like to move up in the draft are Denver, Houston and possibly Chicago. Teams that may want to slide down and pick up an extra pick or two, include Cleveland, Arizona and Washington.
-- Trenton Times"

Posted by: dcsween | March 12, 2007 8:47 AM | Report abuse

JLC and Cindy,

The blog got a tight shout out this morning on the junkies on 106.7.

Next stop, a plug on the Howard Stern show in 2008.

Never forget that this was the year we passed on LaRon Landry.

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | March 12, 2007 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Looks like the Shehawks re-signed Pork Chop, so the pool of guards got smaller. Time to get Mulitalo scheduled for his visit to the Park.

Posted by: dcsween | March 12, 2007 9:04 AM | Report abuse

AMMTS, what did the Junkies have to say? That there was another spot in town where Skins addicts are logging in for their junk?

Posted by: dcsween | March 12, 2007 9:05 AM | Report abuse

who farted this blog stinks?

Posted by: Anonymous | March 12, 2007 9:20 AM | Report abuse

AMTTS, did the term "tightness", and the necessity of maximizing this quality on one's professional football team, happen to come up on the Junks? 106.7 doesn't come in so well up herr in central CT . . . it gets drowned out by the polka station out of New Bri'in.

Posted by: stevie in ct | March 12, 2007 9:22 AM | Report abuse

We need something new, new info, new post, new gossip, new episodes of shows, new restuarant shout outs.....

Posted by: chris larry | March 12, 2007 9:40 AM | Report abuse

NEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
POSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | March 12, 2007 10:22 AM | Report abuse

In these "dry" days, I was going to suggest that we discuss the best trade the skins ever made. My choice would be Sonny Jurgenson for Norm Snead. In doing a little research, I came across this.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/redskins/longterm/book/pages/intro.htm

It is written by Tom Boswell. We are the same age and had very similar experiences in our life long affection for the skins. You may enjoy.

Posted by: Mark | March 12, 2007 10:38 AM | Report abuse

They were doing the 'sports page' segment. They mentioned some of the off-season moves of the Pats, then talked about what the skins had done. The following exchange occured (from memory)

'The Redskins guy...from the Post. La Contrafora...is that how you say his name?'

-'La Confra...'

'Yeah, he has a Redskins blog on the Post site. The dude is silly. He updates it like every our with what's going on in free agency. He called like all of the skins moves. But, he basically said it's a lock that if they want to get Bly, they can make the moves and still be under the cap.'

-'is Bly that silly?'

-'Is he well respected?'

'Pro Bowl guy. Yeah, pro bowl in Carolina and Detroit. La Confora said it's a lock that they could get him if they want.'

-'Is he money with his picks?'

'Yeah, the dude has been money calling all the moves by the team.'

-'They'll still be bad. They didn't address that D-line.'

'They'll do it in the draft.'

-'They have 1 quality lineman, and Griffin is hurt all the time. You can't draft 3 starters.'

'They also need to replace Dockery.'

-'They stink.'

'ok, we gotta take a break. Coming up, we've got WWE diva Ashley. Super hottie, on the cover of Playboy this month. We're the junkies...'

I don't remember what the commercial was.

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | March 12, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

I believe the commercial was for the upcoming new made-for-tv movie for Full House.

Posted by: Commercial Break | March 12, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

The post needs to fix its time stamp thing. My post was at 12:04, not 11:04.

Posted by: Commercial Break | March 12, 2007 11:05 AM | Report abuse

What time is it?

Posted by: Morris Day | March 12, 2007 11:15 AM | Report abuse

There's funny and then there's funny.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | March 12, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

AMMTS, outstanding memory. Thanks. Do you have an audiographic memory? My wife says I have a videographic memory ... if I see it once on TV or a movie, I can remember and recite months later. If only I could remember where I parked the car.

p.s. Jason IS money on his predictions. Good to see the props appropriately given.

Posted by: dcsween | March 12, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Mark for that article.

Oh, where are you now Joe Don Looney?

Posted by: charlie | March 12, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

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