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Montgomery Steps Up after Thomas Gets Hurt

When Redskins right guard Randy Thomas went down with a right triceps injury in the second quarter, third-year lineman Will Montgomery suddenly was thrust into the lineup in only the second game of the year.

The Redskins hoped to keep their line healthy after injuries in the unit derailed its season last year. The organization used Thomas, who had two offseason surgeries, cautiously in preseason, but he went down early in Washington's 9-7 win over the St. Louis Rams and Montgomery got the call.

"It felt good," Montgomery said. "Going against our guys in practice every day, with [Albert] Haynesworth and [Cornelius] Griffin, those guys are no slouches, so I feel prepared."

With Thomas expected to be out for the season, Montgomery might now be the Redskins' starting right guard. Second-year guard Chad Rinehart, who was inactive Sunday, is another option.

Montgomery was signed by the Redskins late last season and impressed coaches this preseason with his play, earning praise from several members of the organization and becoming the team's first backup option at guard and center.

"I know what play's being called before going in," Montgomery said of being ready to play on such short notice. "I'm mentally into the game. When he came out, I'm the guy to go in, so you have to just go from there."

A Centreville and Virginia Tech graduate, Montgomery was originally selected by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL draft and played in six games in his rookie season, starting four.

He was released by the Panthers and signed with the New York Jets in September 2007 and played in seven games for the Jets, starting two. He was released by the Jets last October and was signed by the Redskins in December.

By Paul Tenorio  |  September 20, 2009; 5:25 PM ET
 
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Comments

Same OLD Deadskins...

Posted by: WRBD | September 20, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Landry is playing out of position. He's not a free safety. His lack of awesomeness is the Redskins fault, not his own.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17

Going into the season, I thought Landry was poised for a pro-bowl season, but...

Dude, ain't no "awesomeness" to LaRon Landry, except his potential. And he's been getting by on that alone for a minute now.

Dude whiffs on more tackles than a little bit. If his natural position is SS, shouldn't he be tackling with "awesomeness"?

Landry tries to go for the SportsCenter highlight hits. He just needs to make a solid tackle and STOP trying to be like the homie Sean Taylor.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 20, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Now this is when we need Bridges, Levi Jones, or God...so much for Portis having a productive season.

Posted by: dank32 | September 20, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Peaceful,
I don't know how old you are
I don't know you long you've been a Skins fan

You do NOT want the Skins to win any worse than some of us diehard fans, for some of us, the Skins will always be our team, win or lose.
But to wish a bad injury on Jason Campbell?
To Wish a coma on Jim Zorn?

Do you even realize the evil of your heart?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 20, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Second-year guard Chad Rinehart, who was inactive Sunday, is another option

LISTEN EITHER PLAY HIM OR CUT HIM. SIMPLE AS THAT. WHY LET THE FAT JERK STICK AROUNG AND TAKE UP A ROSTER SPOT IF HE CAN'T MAKE IT. ITS YEAR THREE

Posted by: WHOSTHENEXTHEADCOACH | September 20, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Thought Montgomery played pretty well...

Posted by: rickyroge | September 20, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

So what are we going to do next week when we lose to the Lions?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | September 20, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Why does Peaceful need to wish a coma on Zorn...

I mean Zorn is calling plays like he's already in a coma

Posted by: mmz114 | September 20, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Now this is when we need Bridges, Levi Jones, or God...so much for Portis having a productive season.

Posted by: dank32 | September 20, 2009 5:43 PM


Are you stupid ?
Eveyone knows they don't run right !
Portis long run days are over.

Posted by: WHOSTHENEXTHEADCOACH | September 20, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

I've decided to join the Fire Jim Zorn bandwagon. Every play inside the red zone is a run. Every one. No wonder we can't score. Let Campbell lose, the kid can play, let him play!

Posted by: kingtutts | September 20, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Campbell blew again today. He wasn't rushed so much as he looked like he was surprised by the snap a few times. I'm pretty sure he almost took a couple snaps to the facemask.

Posted by: TBDog | September 20, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Why would blame any of this on Zorn? This game is a Snyderatto special. Barely good enough to put it in the win column, but no where near enough to beat a team with a halfway decent team. This is how our team is built. The sooner the extremeskin homers realize this, the better the fanbase will be in getting Snyder to change his ways.

Posted by: Randy_Hawkins | September 20, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

You can't blame this on Cerrato. Vinny has made some mistakes, but he's gone out and drafted weapons for Campbell and Zorn, but Zorn/Campbell won't use them and I'm not falling for that "they're not ready crap".

It's inexcusable that you have 3 WR's over 6 feet and you don't throw to them once.

I listened to JC's comments after the game and he's basically saying that Zorn has to trust those guys.

Posted by: rickyroge | September 20, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Campbell: Played great. Two TD passes dropped (DT and Caveman). Made plays when things broke down. One Def holding in the end zone not called.

Refs: Embarrassed themselves. Jarmon late hit, Tana fumble(booth overruled the field), ARE no call in endzone, and the piece de resistance: Griffin or Golston def holding against an opposing interior lineman????? R U F'ING KIDDING ME??????

Defense: Came through with big stops when it mattered. They bent, never broke, and slapped that a$$ at key moments.

Zorn: What a GD JOKE!!! His play calling, which I did not think could POSSIBLY get any worse after last week, set a new all time low. Outside runs from 1st and 2nd and goal at least half a dozen times? CP pass after two of the afore mentioned no gain sweeps??? Another wide run on third and three(boot leg or play action would hjave gone in in a walk IMO)?

Right now, this team's largest weakness is the Head Coach and there is not a second place anywhere in sight. He is lapping the field. Period. He is LUCKY the D bailed him out from the HORRIFIC go for it vice FG late. You have to kick the field goal there to force Rams to get a TD. And then he runs yet another wide run on 4th?? Idiotic, at best.


And Robert Henson Hanson whatever the F your name is: Dude, the fans were booing the horrible play calling, dumbA$$. $80 plus tickets, $20 plus parking, and food and beer prices off the chain buys them the right to boo whoever they feel like needs booing any time they want. So stick your titter thingy up your a$$ and take your punk ass back wtf you came from.

Redskins fans want competence from the play caller, and execution of basic football plays from the players. Anything less, and you WILL get deservedly booed.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 20, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Oh God please help me get over this faaking team, God help me never to like this sheety team again

Posted by: peaceful2008 | September 20, 2009 5:15 PM

I don't think you're gonna find God on the blog here so why don't you take that crap somewhere else.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 20, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

So when does Sherman Smith start calling the plays?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | September 20, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse
peaceful, please take your ranting somewhere else.

Askinsfan, I don't think SSmith is a play caller either. I was shocked that JZ didn't have a clue, after all these years in the league, about clock management. I don't agree with the run calls "wide" near the goal line. Betts has to stay in bounds on 2nd down around the 5 yd line with 2:12 remaining. So call should be up the middle.

re-Posted by: frediefritz | September 20, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: frediefritz | September 20, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Here's a title for your column Boswell:

"Time to Panic?"

Here's a lead:

"While it's tempting to hold off on asking whether it's time to panic following a win (after all, all games count the same in the win/loss column) by struggling until the last play of the game and barely holding on against one of the lowliest teams in the NFL the Skins have at least earned this question: Should Skins fans begin questioning whether their team is also "one of the lowliest?"

I'm glad we took a couple shots deep this game

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | September 20, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

man, the idiocy that shows up on this blog really does amaze me."Campbell blew again today"?????


You must not have seen the same game I saw.

Posted by: craig2 | September 20, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

man, the idiocy that shows up on this blog really does amaze me."Campbell blew again today"?????


You must not have seen the same game I saw.

Posted by: craig2 | September 20, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

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agree with u on that. moved the ball consistently.

Posted by: nami322 | September 20, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

TB Bog,

You are an idiot SIR. Campbell was fooled by 1 snap, and that was on Rabach missing the 2 count. Shut up if you've never played, or did you not get it after Campbell was Surprised by the snap, and the rest of the LINE DID NOT MOVE!!!!!! That means the SNAP WAS EARLY, MORON!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 20, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Guys, maybe I was going crazy with some of the comments, but

seriously, JC had enough time to throw and he either missed his targets miserably or his targets failed him miserably. JC needs to watch some game tapes from other teams, so does Xorn.

The coach is a nice guy but has no clue how to call a game.

If the Redskins really were so miserable, then fine, but this team has decent talent. It is so hard to witness the defensive effort go to waste. either fire Xorn or at least bench JC. He is not going anywhere, ever

Posted by: peaceful2008 | September 20, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

RI NATION,

CAMPBELL ISN'T THE TOP 5 QB IN THIS LEAGUE THAT MANY OF YOU WANT, BUT GUESS WHAT,... either was Theismann, Williams or Rypien!

Give it up. Players make plays or don't make plays. CAMPBELL AND ZORN ARE OFF THE HOOOK TODAY, ( ZORN needs to get better in the RED ZONE ) but over all not horrible by either today.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 20, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

man, the idiocy that shows up on this blog really does amaze me."Campbell blew again today"?????


You must not have seen the same game I saw.

Posted by: craig2 | September 20, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I was going to respond to that but I decided I didn't want to waste any effort on it. Campbell was one of the few that actually played great today. He stepped up into the pocket a few times and looked really good throwing the ball. Even with the drops he still had a 67% completion rate. The throw OOB to DT11 is about the only thing I saw today that he messed up.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | September 20, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Zorn was a qb coach...that means he looks at game tape on Monday and points out what the qb did wrong..

He is still coaching like he's a qb coach...he will dissect the team on post game and mondays and say how Jason missed this throw or that throw...but never will he step up and take responsibility that he called lousy plays

He's dumb...he doesnt call the right plays at the right time

Posted by: mmz114 | September 20, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Worst RedZone play calling I've ever seen, Zorn do you know what a fade route is? If the Rams were any good at all we lose that game. JC is still scared to throw the ball down the field, although he played pretty well.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 20, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I was sitting next to Eagles' fans losing to NO big time. I think the Eagles were more honorable in their loss that the Redskins were in their non-deserving win.

The eagles gave their team something to cheer about. They lost to a superior team, that's all. Redskins played with no honor. And their undeserved win only delays the cataclism that we need. A new QB and a new coach. Maybe a bad loss to Detroit is what we need.

Posted by: peaceful2008 | September 20, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah you're right: Campbell was awesome. 3 whole field goals against the vaunted Rams D. They didn't throw in the red zone because the coach has no confidence in him. Campbell looked slow and confused. Lots of targets, lots of weapons, but little execution.

Posted by: TBDog | September 20, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Most of you posters don't seem to realize that the Redskins won today. We're 1-1 now after a 0-1 start. All's well that ends well.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 20, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Guys, maybe I was going crazy with some of the comments
Posted by: peaceful2008 | September 20, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

peaceful, I'm hapy that I have fond something that I can agree with you on.

Peace

Posted by: frediefritz | September 20, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

GUYS,

I can't stop....... This is unbelieavable that this team wants to crap on SOUPS. He's never going to be Brady, Peyton or soon to be Matt Ryan! Get over it. We need players to make plays.
1. Devin Thomas - Catch the football ( 6 points )
2. Sellers - Cathch the football ( 6 points )
3. Orakpo - The Refs will call that every time
4. Moss - Don't fumble the football
5. Landry - stop trying to knock people out, you are not #21, He was 6'3" 225, you are 5'10" 200 ( if you are lucky ) wrap up and tackle, you can be great!!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 20, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

As Critical as I've been of Campbell he did play well today.

F James Zorn. His play-calling is ass.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 20, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

FIRE ZORN FIRE ZORN FIRE ZONE ..Even Turner was a better coach. WAYYYYYYYYYYYY 2 Go Danny and Vinny..GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDD picj 4 a coach you dicks

Posted by: ocskins | September 20, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

TB DOG,

REALLY? REALLY? That's what you have to say? Campbell DOES NOT CALL THE PLAYS IN THE RED ZONE, you dumb dumb. He had 2 PLAYERS that dropped TD PASSES!!!!!! GET OFF OF THIS BLOG UNLESS YOU WOULD LIKE TO START PRETENDING TO BE SMARTER!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 20, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

The playcalling today is the result of hiring a Offensive Coordinator before hiring your head coach and allowing him to pick his own staff....

only to discover that no one of any quality wants to coach here and then having to act like Zorn was your guy for HC the entire time.

What a joke this organization is!

Posted by: fpickering | September 20, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

If JC was/is so great why doesn't he audible out of the terrible play calling some of you state? I still think Zorn is not confident in "his" QB. JC always moves the ball, from the 20yard line to the 20 yard line. He did have some drops today, but that's what an average team does. They are old and getting older in critical spots. JC never looks off a defender, he locks in like a robot.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | September 20, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I just want to see competence and development which has not happened virtually the entire time Snyder has owned the team. The closest we got was with Schottemheimer and Snyder could not stand giving up that much control to an actual football guy.

Where is the passion, aggression, and explosion??? All the good teams have it.

We are slow, tentative, and play not to lose particularly on offense. If Zorn does not trust the players, then he needs to go before the season is done bc we need to know whether it is the players or Zorn so we know where to begin in the offseason. Although, I don't trust this organization to do much of anything smartly.

I think it's fairly clear already that the WR, TE, WR draft was the disaster draft that most thought it to be. MK might be the only real player out of that group and is one that needs to get his plays called. Otherwise, two of those picks needed to be offensive lineman as I said before that draft and after.

So many overpaid and overrated players on this team - CP, Hall, Landry, Moss, Samuels, Dockery. Are there any underrated underpaid players?? Don't think so! Probably part of the problem to go along with all the others.

Posted by: rphilli721 | September 20, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Once again, I agree with talent_evaluator. And I wonder how many of these "fans" learn about football, Skins history, and how to be a fan from Madden, fantasy football and/or snorting crack.

Posted by: trolly_time | September 20, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

calm down fellows, I am just being a jerk and the Redskins desreve their fan's discontent. coma, injury, etc are just childish comments..

But seriously, what does this team do during the week to prepare? play rap and disco during practice?

Does this team prepare and practice? really? maybe they should stop whatever they are doing and just show up next sunday and wing it!

You cannot ask your defense for any better game. 7 points y'll!

JC had a deer in the head light look both against the Gina's and the Lambs. I was all for JC all preseason long, he is nice guy, but he needs to get on the bench and watch a little.

Posted by: peaceful2008 | September 20, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

meeeeeee meeeeeeeeeeeepppppp!

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | September 20, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Peaceful, don't be a moron. ZORN is the problem... he is hamstringing the entire offense with his 1st and Goal series playcalling. Its simply atrocious. I can't actually find the words to accurately describe how bad his inside the redzone calling is.

Campbell played very well today. He is NOT the problem. He was hurt by two of his receivers DROPPING sure TD passes, DT and Caveman. ARE was being held in the endzone and therefore Campbell correctly threw the ball away high...and then the azzhat refs said it was too high. It was past 5 yds contact, and/or Defensive holding, take your pick.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 20, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Fire Xorn NOW, so the new coach has the next 14 games to get ready for next year

Posted by: peaceful2008 | September 20, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

I've decided to join the Fire Jim Zorn bandwagon. Every play inside the red zone is a run. Every one. No wonder we can't score. Let Campbell lose, the kid can play, let him play!

Posted by: kingtutts | September 20, 2009 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who lost money on this game can blame it on Zorn. Most predictive play caller in the NFL. Worst red zone play caller ever!

Posted by: kingtutts | September 20, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Don't really understand some of the comments about JC. I thought he moved the ball well, took command of his team and made some plays when there was nothing there, not to mention 2 passes droped for sure TD's. Play calling inside the redzone was too dependent on the run and that was being stuffed. I thought defense was sound and even Jackson,s numbers came mainly from one big run. Last year we lost this game and the cast of characters is not much different. I'll take the win and move on to next week......

Posted by: myrtle_beach_fan | September 20, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

The only silver lining is the possibility of an uncapped year next year which I'm sure is making Snyder drool. He is dying to be the Steinbrenner of the NFL. The only problem is he is clueless on how to spend money properly.

The other problem that could derail his probable plan to buy a championship next year is that he will most likely be starting the season with a a new QB, which usually means no championship no matter what the rest of the team looks like or who the coach is. But, I'm sure he'll try. Starting with hiring Shannahan or Cower although Snyder's reputation may hurt him in luring one of those guys to coach the team.

Posted by: rphilli721 | September 20, 2009 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Peaceful,
I don't know how old you are
I don't know you long you've been a Skins fan

You do NOT want the Skins to win any worse than some of us diehard fans, for some of us, the Skins will always be our team, win or lose.
But to wish a bad injury on Jason Campbell?
To Wish a coma on Jim Zorn?

Do you even realize the evil of your heart?
Peaceful,
I don't know how old you are
I don't know you long you've been a Skins fan

You do NOT want the Skins to win any worse than some of us diehard fans, for some of us, the Skins will always be our team, win or lose.
But to wish a bad injury on Jason Campbell?
To Wish a coma on Jim Zorn?

Do you even realize the evil of your heart?
Peaceful,
I don't know how old you are
I don't know you long you've been a Skins fan

You do NOT want the Skins to win any worse than some of us diehard fans, for some of us, the Skins will always be our team, win or lose.
But to wish a bad injury on Jason Campbell?
To Wish a coma on Jim Zorn?

Do you even realize the evil of your heart?
Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 20, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

This guy "peaceful" is foolish and he echoes many of the outrageous things that are said in this blog. If some of you feel this way, here is an idea, STOP WATCHING the skins. Leave that to the rest of us who have positive outlooks on things and actually want the Redskins to win.

Posted by: gcoles32 | September 20, 2009 6:38 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you gcoles32. With fans like those, who needs a Philly franchise?

Posted by: trolly_time | September 20, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

man, the idiocy that shows up on this blog really does amaze me."Campbell blew again today"?????


You must not have seen the same game I saw.

Posted by: craig2 | September 20, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Craig, I completely agree. I am beginning to think that these post are done by a bunch of 13 year old kids just finding their way into puberty, because some of their foolish comments really embarrass themselves. Here is a concept to those individuals MAKE SOME DAMN SENSE!

Posted by: gcoles32 | September 20, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

@gcoles32,

Keep drinking the Kool-Aid. Just bc some of us have an intelligent take on the state of the team, does not mean we don't want the team to win or don't root for them. Pull your head out of the sand bc Snyder relies on people like yourself to line his pockets while running a completely dysfunctional organization. The only thing functional is the revenue stream which is funded by donks like yourself.

Posted by: rphilli721 | September 20, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

funny gcoles32, because I was here all preseason preaching positivity!!

The problem is the team is not prepared to play at a professional level. There is no confidence in playcalling and execution. No hope on offense, nada.

The Redskins do not surprise anyone offenssively. It seems like all the receivers are always covered and the running game is mostly stuffed, specially when it counts.

after watching thses first two game, I think our major problem is coaching and minor problem is the QB

Posted by: peaceful2008 | September 20, 2009 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Just win, baby. Every game in the NFL is tough, and every win should be celebrated.

'Skins are tied with the Eagles and either Cowboys or Giants for second place in the division. Right where we expected them to be after 2 games.

JC and the O-line played well. Defense has allowed only 23 points in two games. A couple of drops in the end zone that has all the coked-out RI hamsters screaming for blood. Long-time fans are staying medium and looking at the positives.

Posted by: swowra | September 20, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

@gcoles32,

You know what is infantile. CAPITALIZING YOUR LETTERS IN A BLOG THREAD!!! Nothing more annoying and stupid than that when writing online.

Posted by: rphilli721 | September 20, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

I think as long as you are a casual Redskins fan, you know, the kind who likes to get together and have some beer on Sundays, then OK, you are 1-1 and hey, party on

But if you are really passionate about this team, the hurt is just too much to bear. I cannot figure it out!

Posted by: peaceful2008 | September 20, 2009 6:53 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins do not surprise anyone offenssively. It seems like all the receivers are always covered and the running game is mostly stuffed, specially when it counts.

Peace
____

Exactly! Even the "stars" on this offense are overrated i.e. Moss, CP, Samuels. When is the last time Moss was missed with separation on the defender??? Can't remember.

The defense is mostly fine except for questions at cornerback. The offense needs to be blown up with no untouchable players in possible trades.

Posted by: rphilli721 | September 20, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Peaceful, don't be a moron. ZORN is the problem... he is hamstringing the entire offense with his 1st and Goal series playcalling. Its simply atrocious. I can't actually find the words to accurately describe how bad his inside the redzone calling is.

Campbell played very well today. He is NOT the problem. He was hurt by two of his receivers DROPPING sure TD passes, DT and Caveman. ARE was being held in the endzone and therefore Campbell correctly threw the ball away high...and then the azzhat refs said it was too high. It was past 5 yds contact, and/or Defensive holding, take your pick.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 20, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Lets hope everyone getting on peaceful will actually cause others to use their brains and come up with some though provoking things to write. We are all Skins fans, lets have conversations like we are smarter than a 5th grader.

Posted by: gcoles32 | September 20, 2009 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Well, Cooley would be an untouchable player as far as I'm concerned. He is a throwback Redskin!

Posted by: rphilli721 | September 20, 2009 7:00 PM | Report abuse

You know what is infantile. CAPITALIZING YOUR LETTERS IN A BLOG THREAD!!! Nothing more annoying and stupid than that when writing online.

Posted by: rphilli721 | September 20, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Yeah capitalizing letters is more "infantile" than wishing someone to be injured or be in a coma. Rphilli721 you hit it right on the head. I'm glad you are reading the posts.

Posted by: gcoles32 | September 20, 2009 7:08 PM | Report abuse

@swowra ..
and what pray tell are the positives that you speak of?

Thus far, the Redskins have displayed that they are a horrendous team. They are definitely one of the 10 worst teams in the NFL and if they continue these garbage performances they will be in the bottom five along with the Rams, Lions, Browns and KC.

Posted by: fpickering | September 20, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Any moron could predict Thomas would not make it through the season...enough already with this nonsense...we need depth

Posted by: MPNangle | September 20, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Every QB that Joe Gibbs has drafted/nurtured was competent enough to win in this League. Watching other teams with QB's who have similar skill sets as JC (Flacco is the obvious), this team does not let him do what he can. When this team gets anywhere within 30-35 yards of the end zone, they should be a threat to go 20-30 yards with the ball. A 'deep pass' to start the game isn't a deep game; being fearless about slinging it 18-30 yards all over the field is a deep passing game. How on Earth can an alleged WC offense get into the Red Zone and not call passes? W-T-Frack? Even Joe Gibbs would have Joe Washington or Nick Gioquinto flaring out of the backfield creating match-up problems.

Zorn better get religion quickly; let his OC call the plays, mold the system around JC's skills, SOMETHING. This stuff ain't working, and he gotta fix it YESTERDAY.

Oh yeah, my obligatory Snyderrato shot: how many o-linemen did we draft in an o-lineman rich draft?

pathetic; at least when I watch the Ravens I can imagine the Burgundy and Gold of yesteryear.

Posted by: pdfordiii | September 20, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Me so Zorny, get the F ata here! Won't be surprised if he's booted by mid-season. Guy is so JV, horrible makes me puke when I think about his 1st and goal run plays. Pretty sad when your special teams coach has tell you when to call a timeout.

Clinton Portis needs to go, yeah he's a nasty blocker, but his days are over just like LT. Can't even get a half yard, blocking was fine on that play, sad!
Where's that Alridge kid, need some young hungry talent, don't tell me bout no bs fumble problem, that you can correct ask tiki barber.

DT #11 why is he on our roster?

Posted by: bhoang888 | September 20, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I don't know if anyone else has said this but here it goes- let's hire an offensive coordinator who knows how to run a West Coast offense, so that Jim Zorn can be a head coach. I think Zorn could use someone's advice when calling plays. Just maybe, that would solve of this team's offensive woes. Does anyone agree?

Posted by: djm4christ | September 20, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Who is on the OL free agent short phone list beyond Kendall?

Posted by: WorstSeat | September 20, 2009 11:14 PM | Report abuse

If DT and Sellers catch those 2 TDs Zorn's play caling looks pretty good right? and JC moves the ball and looks good right? so we didnt cover ..relax

Posted by: Chocolate_City | September 21, 2009 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Its one thing to win a game 9-7 if you've dominated the other team. Hey, it happens in the NFL. But the Redskins didn't. They never really looked as if they were in control of the game. And remember, this was against the RAMs who some predicted to be this years Lions. A RAMs team that if they hadn't made critical mistakes could have won 21-9.

Next week they play the Lions. If they really want to convince folks they are better than last year this needs to be 400+ yrd, 150 on the ground 250 through the air, 42-6 drubbing of the Lions.

This is (supposedly) the soft part of the schedule. Another 9-7 win does not bode well when they start the tougher part of the schedule.

Posted by: elkiii_2008 | September 21, 2009 12:36 AM | Report abuse

We never expected any O-lineman to get hurt this year. These guy worked out in the desert for Pete's sake. What a surprise! Maybe we can trade one of our playmakers for a starting guard. Let's see who do we dangle, Suisham..... uh............wait a second, we don't have any playmakers!

Posted by: donsilvester | September 21, 2009 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Maybe we SHOULD change our name and enter witness protection--then nobody will notice how bad we are.

Posted by: MPNangle | September 21, 2009 7:33 AM | Report abuse

the redskins are a terrible franchise they should just look up north at the ravens and see how a nfl franchise should be run.

Posted by: baltraven52 | September 21, 2009 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Although the defense gave up only 7 points they still have a problem stopping any team on third and long. Its ridiculous but very similiar to last year and the Gibbs/Williams years

Posted by: TheBeatDontStop | September 21, 2009 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Seriously...enough already you all need to STOP blaming Campbell. If anyone is to blame, blame Thomas and Sellers for dropping sure TDs pass...and JZ for his play calling...that half back option is the worst call ever for that part of the field. 1-1 is way better than 0-2 but JZ have got to step up his play calling or else he's out of here sadly along with Campbell, i don't blame Campbell as much as JZ, but they're stuck together now

Posted by: ttn703 | September 21, 2009 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Problems on offense are pretty simple and basic: the Redskins have a very weak right side of the line (which will be even worse minus Randy Thomas) and the play calling in the redzone under Zorn is simple and predictable. No QB including Campbell will flourish in this offense until the front office spends money on rebuilding the O-Line and getting in a real head coach who knows how to call plays.

Zorn comes across as trying not to make mistakes that will put the Skins in position to lose and his decision to not to take a gimme FG in the last 3 minutes indicates he is a poor game manager at best.

Posted by: wizfan89 | September 21, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

1972 Scored 336 points (24.0/g), 7th of 26 in the NFL. The line consisted of Terry Hermeling, left guard Paul Laaveg, center Len Hauss, right guard John Wilbur, right tackle Walt Rock and tight end Jerry Smith
1982 Scored 190 points (21.1/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Theline consisted of Jacoby, left guard Russ Grimm, center Jeff Bostic, right guard Mark May, right tackle George Starke and tight ends Don Warren and Rick ‘Doc’ Walker
1983 Scored 541 points (33.8/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. The line consisted of Jacoby, left guard , Russ Grimm, center Jeff Bostic, right guard Mark May, right tackle George Starke and tight ends Don Warren and Rick ‘Doc’ Walker
1987 Scored 379 points (25.3/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. The line consisted of Jacoby, left guard Raleigh McKenzie, center Russ Grimm and Jeff Bostic, right guard, R.C. Thielemann, right tackle, Mark May, and tight ends Don Warren and Clint Didier
1991 Scored 485 points (30.3/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. The line consisted of Jim Lachey, left guard Raleigh McKenzie, center Jeff Bostic, right guard, Mark Schlereth, right tackle, Jacoby, and tight ends Don Warren.
2008 Scored 265 points (16.6/g), 28th of 32 in the NFL. The line consisted of Chris Samuels, left guard Pete Kendall, center Casey Rabach, right guard, Randy Thomas, right tackle, Jon Jansen and Stephon Heyer, and tight end Chris Cooley
2009 Scored 26 points (13/g), 28th of 32 in the NFL. The line consisted of Chris Samuels, left guard Derrick Dockery, center Casey Rabach, right guard, Randy Thomas, Will Montgomery or Chad Rinehart, right tackle, Jon Jansen and Stephon Heyer, and tight end Chris Cooley

Need more be said. During the last fifty years the Redskins have only gone as far as their lines take them. the D-line is okay.

Posted by: Oldtimer42 | September 21, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Lions 19
Redskins 5

Get ready for an ugly game.

Posted by: wizard5 | September 21, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

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