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Moss Progresses, Is Game-Time Decision

Jason Reid reports:

Although wide receiver Santana Moss (hamstring) sat out practice for the third consecutive day, his injury has improved and he could play Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEx Field, Coach Jim Zorn said yesterday.

"Santana's coming right along," Zorn said. "He got rid of his soreness, he did some drill work today, but did not participate in practice.

"We'll just continue to progress. I don't want to test it to where it's going to strain. I want to test it to where it continues to feel good every day."

Despite being injured, Moss played a key role in the Redskins' 25-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. In addition to catching nine passes - including a 50-yard touchdown - for 140 yards, Moss also returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown.
Slowed by hamstring, groin and heel injuries in the 2007 season, Moss, who leads Washington with 42 receptions, has reemerged among the NFL's top big-play threats. He is fifth in the league with 658 receiving yards and has five touchdowns.

Moss and other injured players should benefit from an extra day off, "but you just don't know" what's going to happen with a hamstring, Moss said. "It's getting better every day. I can't tell you no more than that. That's the truth, though. It's getting better every day."

Zorn said Moss would be a game-time decision. Washington would have to make major adjustments in the passing game if Moss, the team's only consistent deep threat, sits out. "I don't want him to go out there and just play a couple of plays and then go, 'You know, it just doesn't feel very good,' "Zorn said. "I want him to go out and, if he's going to play, participate fully in the game.

"I'm always optimistic, but I say that and we just have to wait and see. I was optimistic last week as well about a couple of guys that couldn't go. They just flat couldn't go. We just have to wait and see."

Redskins-Steelers is a marquee NFC-AFC matchup, but Moss would rather be in the lineup regardless of the opponent, he said. "I can't worry about what night it is or whatever," Moss said. "My biggest concern is just getting ready to go. Every game is a big one for us; every game is a big game for me.

"I don't take one night or one game and say it's [more] special than all the other ones. That's why I'm taking the procedure that I'm taking. Let it tell me it's ready. When it's ready, we'll all know together. With anything, you got to just go off how your body feel. My body will let me know how it feel come Monday."

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Safety LaRon Landry (hamstring) returned to practice. "It feels better," said Landry, who sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday. "Right now, I'm just still trying to give it some time."

By Cindy Boren  |  October 31, 2008; 1:30 PM ET
 
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Comments

wow could it be? First?

Posted by: Moose33 | October 31, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Skins - 13
Steelers - 10

Posted by: dspinx | October 31, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

What do you mean Jason? "Despite being injured, Moss played a key role in the Redskins' 25-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday."

He was injured after he had done all his damage...what an idiot Jasono is...

Posted by: jimboy435 | October 31, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Of course the FIRST game Moss could misses is this game...

Posted by: executivesource | October 31, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

just think of Antonio Pierce


YEAH!!!! Nothing else needs to be said.

Lets debate this, then at 2pm we can debate if the Skins screwed over Lavar on his contract, 2:30 discuss Coles and the flat screen, 3:00 talk about what Marcus Mason will say in his HOF speech, and finally at 4:00 we can talk about how this draft class is a COMPLETE and UTTER BUST....

Feel the excitement....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 31, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

What do you mean Jason ? "Despite being injured, Moss played a key role in the Redskins' 25-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday."

He did his damage before he was injured? heloooooooooo wake up now!

Posted by: jimboy435 | October 31, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

First? Second? Last?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 31, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Moss has to go on Monday. Couldn't imagine this team w/o him right now. Even just as decoy.

Posted by: overzealous08 | October 31, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

TRUTH POCKETS STRAIGHT

Have fun cheering for Florida tomorrow, loses! You might as well cheer for Emmitt Smith when he's announcing and turn into a Cowgirl fan!


WOOF

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 31, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Greg - you forgot - at 4:30 we talk about how we can feed the pudgy beat writer to the snakes - don't forget that, now!

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 31, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

4:00 we can talk about how this draft class is a COMPLETE and UTTER BUST....

Feel the excitement....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 31, 2008 1:52 PM |

And at 4:30 we'll talk about what positions we should draft in each round of next year's draft.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 31, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does Santonio Moss always say the right things? He's a guy who really seems to love playing, love his teammates and have his head screwed on straight.

Posted by: Gweez | October 31, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

is moss doesn't go we are dead meat.

Posted by: popefrady | October 31, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

It sounds like Moss is staying Medium, lets everyone follow the good example set by the cowboy killer.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 31, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

watch when Moss doesn't play and DThomas has a breakout game!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 31, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

If Moss sits we'll be okay. We'll just need our rookie to step up and get the ball to Cooley more, perhaps more screens to the RB's, etc. Maybe with him out they won't be looking for the deep ball either so we might could exploit that? ...who knows...we will see come Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 8:30pm.

HAIL!

Posted by: P00P | October 31, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

http://www.nfl.com/videos

Check out the Week 8 Anatomy of a Play: Campbell go-ahead TDs to Moss - video.

Posted by: charley42 | October 31, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

And yes, I like to schedule meetings at 4:30 on friday afternoons...

Truth, is there are any truth to the rumor that Justin Tryon is on hand to whip up the Bulldogs in tommorrows Big SEC Showdown?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 31, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I agree...if Moss doesn't play, I think Thomas shows up and has his "arrival" game.

Teams that get on improbable rolls like the 'Skins are on right now tend to have a handful of breakout players through the season. We've already seen Chris Horton and JC come through, now it's time for one of those rookie receivers...

And, teams that aspire to long post-season runs tend to show up on primetime, national TV games. We'll learn a lot about the 'Skins on Monday night...

Posted by: PDiddy | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Skins 21
Steelers 10

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Gweez | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

We can win this game without Moss. It will be tougher, no doubt. Our defense is very good. If we can muster a pass rush, we can hold this team down to very few points. And if they don't score much ... we'll be in the game even without Santana.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 31, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

He was injured after he had done all his damage...what an idiot Jasono is...

Posted by: jimboy435 | October 31, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

If your beef is with LaCanfora then you're the idiot, because it was a JReid post. Furthermore, nowhere in the post does it say that moss PLAYED injured. He was indeed injured during the game. Stuff it Pedant!

This blog is such a treasured resource (for me anyway), the reflexive gainsaying of anything in it seems so childish. Sorry, don't mean to be a corner-sjker.

Posted by: R_Milot | October 31, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Gweez | October 31, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

chrley, thanks for link, cool segment.

JC rulz
basherz drool

was that Howard's kid doing the breakdown?

Posted by: chrislarry | October 31, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Kelly is going to be out through the bye week. They shut him down completely after the Browns game to give the knee a chance to heal through the bye week break. If it responds, great. If not, they are going to make a more drastic move and IR him and go into the knee. This has been widely reported, even here I think.


I expect to see more 4 wide sets by the Redskins Monday night. Both empty backfield (with a TE) or with an RB (no TE aligned next to the Tackle). Basically 4 or 5 of these 6 lined up as recivers: 'Tana, ARE, Thomas, Cooley, Davis, Thrash. If its 4/6, Portis is in...if its 5/6, he is out. I think this will accomplish 3 things: 1) It will force the Steelers to account for more receivers taking them away from the center of the field...it will force their LBers to cover more width of the field. 2) It will allow Redskins receivers to eith engage 1 v 1 or find holes in the zone against Steelers cover guys. Steelers are banged up in the secondary both at CB and S. 3) Will allow Redskins offense to attack a more dispersed Steelers D in the run game.
Steelers are very good at run blitzing and maintaining gap discipline against base offensive sets and swarming to the ball. Spreading the field 4 wide forces them to cover more guys and makes it harder and farther for them to swarm to the ball.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 31, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 31, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

"Truth, is there are any truth to the rumor that Justin Tryon is on hand to whip up the Bulldogs in tommorrows Big SEC Showdown?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 31, 2008 2:08 PM"

Justin Tryon has nothing to do with the Georgia Bulldogs!!!

I hate Justin Tryon!!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 31, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Tana is gonna burn them all night long. Their little pass rush that their so proud of will be picked up and their coverage will fail.

Posted by: Gfunk | October 31, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Do we even have 4 WR's for a 4 WR set if Moss is out?

Moss-P, El, Thrash, Thomas, Kelley-O
Cooley, Yoder, Davis.

We are down to 6 catchers, and of them only 4 have WR speed

Posted by: alex35332 | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Am I too late for Flat Screen talk?

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

just think of Antonio Pierce


YEAH!!!! Nothing else needs to be said.

Lets debate this, then at 2pm we can debate if the Skins screwed over Lavar on his contract, 2:30 discuss Coles and the flat screen, 3:00 talk about what Marcus Mason will say in his HOF speech, and finally at 4:00 we can talk about how this draft class is a COMPLETE and UTTER BUST....

Feel the excitement....

Posted by: BeantownGreg

Another of the truly blinded homers, I see.

So bringing up a relevant, equivalent situation in the past regarding re-signing a highly regarded player is now off-limits? Wow, just wow.

Henceforth, the following trigger words are never allowed to be said in RI ever again: Antonio Pierce, Lavaerneus Coles, Lavar Arrington, Ryan Clark, Champ Bailey. If you ever mention their name, you will be considered none other than a stupid head. Additionally, you are never to criticize a move the front office makes, as they are always the greatest possible move at the time the move was made, and can only fail in retrospect.

*please note, if Vinny Cerrato ever leaves this franchise in an unfavorable manner, these names will once again be allowed back into conversation, but only in a manner that makes the disgraced Cerrato look bad. Similar to Charlie Casserly, Steve Spurrier, or Joe Gibbs 2.0.

Posted by: spizzle | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Well, I heard tryon saying he had named his new pit bull Uga...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 31, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4-12 | October 31, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we'll get to see a bit more of Thrash. Any thoughts as to whether he's been under-used in his...almost decade at Washington?

Posted by: Josh7 | October 31, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Here is a direct link to the Anatomy of a play video that charley42 mentioned above:

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80c14d69

If you've got 5 minutes, it is worth it. Best quote is from Moss near the end saying the Jason Campbell's Quarterback Coach (Zorn) is the reason that JC is doing so much better this year.

Thanks for the heads up Charley.

Posted by: kjhealey | October 31, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Thrash has 1 TD vs Eagles this year, to me Thrash is a very small TE at this point.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 31, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

This is going to be on my mind all weekend, I sure hope Moss plays on Monday night, We need badly need him in order to beat the Steelers!

Posted by: Skins28 | October 31, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

This is going to be on my mind all weekend, I sure hope Moss plays on Monday night, We need badly need him in order to beat the Steelers!

Posted by: Skins28 | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Hi Spizzle.

The huge difference between Pierce and the situation with JC is that they didn't bring Gregg Williams in to work with and make Pierce into a great player. Sure, he turned into a good LB, but he was never the player they were trying to build around.

First they brought Zorn in because of his track record with QBs. Then, in their head coaching search, they mandated that JC be the starter. Clearly, JC is who they wanted to build the team around. Why would they let him walk?

Posted by: -swb | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Thrash has 1 TD vs Eagles this year, to me Thrash is a very small TE at this point.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Actually spit, Pierce got a very healthy contract offer from the Redskins, and then used that as LEVERAGE to get one that was roughly 500,000 better from the Giants.

Keep thinking its relevant though....2004....and all...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

'Tana, ARE, Thrash, Thomas, Davis, Cooley, Yoder.

Yes, we have the personnel to go 4 wide even if 'Tana does not go. Davis is obviously not as fast as top speed WR, but is plenty fast and was a reciving TE coming in. Getting him mismatched agaisnt a LB or Safety is a Zorn dream, IMO.

To me, lining up Tana, ARE, Thomas, Davis wide with Cooley along the tackle with an empty backfield presents the Steelers with big problems. They are depleted in the secondary.

The biggest thing it does is to strategically take them out of their base defense... forcing them to react instead of attack in their normal fashion.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Henceforth, the following trigger words are never allowed to be said in RI ever again: Antonio Pierce, Lavaerneus Coles, Lavar Arrington, Ryan Clark, Champ Bailey. If you ever mention their name, you will be considered none other than a stupid head. Additionally, you are never to criticize a move the front office makes, as they are always the greatest possible move at the time the move was made, and can only fail in retrospect.

*please note, if Vinny Cerrato ever leaves this franchise in an unfavorable manner, these names will once again be allowed back into conversation, but only in a manner that makes the disgraced Cerrato look bad. Similar to Charlie Casserly, Steve Spurrier, or Joe Gibbs 2.0.

Posted by: spizzle | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM

I used to wonder why you called yourself "spizzle."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Couple things about playing Pittsburgh.

Manning, Flacco, McNabb and Garrard are the top QBs to have played vs them. So what did they do?

Amazingly, almost exactly the same things.

They all threw for between 192 and 200 yards, on 31 to 35 attempts. All completed at least 6 passes to their RBs. Each QB threw 1 TD. The completion rates were all 55-60% except for McNabb, who was closer to 70%. Only 1 pick in the 4 games. The top WR was generally a small factor. The leading WRs were 2nd tier guys, except for Mason for the Ravens.

In each game, the running attacks averaged under 4 yards a carry and only one team averaged even 3 yards a carry.

So that gives an idea of what other teams have done vs Pittsburgh.

My guess is that Pittsburgh thinks the following way. Stop the run. Double the #1 WR. Let them try to beat us with passes to the RBs and to the secondary receivers.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Can we run vs the Steelers? The one difference that we have compared to other teams is our old school lead blocker -- Mike Sellers.

If they bring an extra guy into the box, then we won't be able to run. But if they play their safeties away from the line, Portis running behind Sellers has a better chance than most teams have had.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 31, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Keep thinking its relevant though....2004....and all...

Posted by: BeantownGreg

Yea, you're right, the dynamics of the salary cap and free agency have been revolutionized since 2004. Not relevant at all...

Posted by: spizzle | October 31, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Thats because Pierce was an A-Hole. Would rather have LFB than Pierce. Also we had a good replacement for A-Hole with Marshall between Pierce and LFB.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 31, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

please no more Thrash...

Devin Thomas, your moment has arrived!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 31, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Additionally, mixing in the 4 wide group makes the Steelers defensive coaches manage their personnel and the players have continually run on and off the field. Its just another way to attack them strategically and tactically. Zorn lives for this kind of mental engagement.

PS Guess who has to be taking all the practice snaps while Tana is out?

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 31, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I used to wonder why you called yourself "spizzle."

Posted by: talent_evaluator

Wow, intelligent response. To think I actually had you pegged as creative at one point.

Posted by: spizzle | October 31, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

spit, its called moving on. Give it a shot....baby steps dude, baby steps....maybe by 2014, when you have a 10 year buffer, you'll be in a better place....wtf...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 31, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to be the pooper. I just don't see Thomas having a "breakout" game against the league's #1 defense. When he gets more catches than penalties to his name I'll feel a little more optimistic.

Posted by: p1funk | October 31, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Hi Spizzle.

The huge difference between Pierce and the situation with JC is that they didn't bring Gregg Williams in to work with and make Pierce into a great player. Sure, he turned into a good LB, but he was never the player they were trying to build around.

First they brought Zorn in because of his track record with QBs. Then, in their head coaching search, they mandated that JC be the starter. Clearly, JC is who they wanted to build the team around. Why would they let him walk?

Posted by: -swb

That may be true, but it doesn't change the fact that letting JC hit the open market could boost his value significantly.

A couple years ago, we re-signed Betts to an extremely modest deal in comparison to his production because we were able to do it in season and not let the market set his value. That's what should be done with JC. Obviously Snyder and Cerrato don't want to let JC get away, but they'll make it much more difficult on themselves by letting him hit free agency.

Posted by: spizzle | October 31, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

My guess is that Pittsburgh thinks the following way. Stop the run. Double the #1 WR. Let them try to beat us with passes to the RBs and to the secondary receivers.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I hope this is the Steelers plan. I think the Redskins offensive talent is deep enough to exploit them. Cooley, Davis, ARE, Thomas.... bring it on.

Also, I would try to run a lot of "switch field" type plays. End arounds, play action to one side and throw backs to the other, etc. Stuff to get the defense all flowing one way and then go to the other side.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 31, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

spit, its called moving on. Give it a shot....baby steps dude, baby steps....maybe by 2014, when you have a 10 year buffer, you'll be in a better place....wtf...

Posted by: BeantownGreg

Obviously you're having trouble analyzing the post. Maybe those trigger words should actually be banned from this blog. It's obvious that people can't concentrate when these names are brought up.

This wasn't about complaining that AP was let leave. This was about hopefully making sure JC doesn't put the skins in the same position. Get it?

Posted by: spizzle | October 31, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

My guess is that Pittsburgh thinks the following way. Stop the run. Double the #1 WR. Let them try to beat us with passes to the RBs and to the secondary receivers.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I hope this is the Steelers plan. I think the Redskins offensive talent is deep enough to exploit them. Cooley, Davis, ARE, Thomas.... bring it on.

Also, I would try to run a lot of "switch field" type plays. End arounds, play action to one side and throw backs to the other, etc. Stuff to get the defense all flowing one way and then go to the other side.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 31, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

p-funk....I don't see it either, but I hope it!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 31, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

spit, its called moving on. Give it a shot....baby steps dude, baby steps....maybe by 2014, when you have a 10 year buffer, you'll be in a better place....wtf...

Posted by: BeantownGreg

Obviously you're having trouble analyzing the post. Maybe those trigger words should actually be banned from this blog. It's obvious that people can't concentrate when these names are brought up.

This wasn't about complaining that AP was let leave. This was about hopefully making sure JC doesn't put the skins in the same position. Get it?

Posted by: spizzle | October 31, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Right, understood spit, just that JC is under contract next year and all..so I'm sorry your point was?? Were you really comparing Pierce, and undrafted free agent LB with JC, a qb we used a #1 draft pick for?? Really??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 31, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Spizzle,
Maybe so, but there are differences. JC is happy here and a new contract will make him moreso. I think if he goes out as a RFA(he is not a UFA this year), teams will look at him, say he going to cost a 1st rnd pick and chainge + an 8 mill a year contract, thats hard to swallow. But whatever they offer we will match + some, making JC more loyal to the team.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 31, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

reading beantown and spizzle comments about who's right and who's wrong = power rankings

reading anything from TheTruth11

Posted by: RedDMV | October 31, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 31, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Nevermind Greg, I'll go ahead and throw this post right over your head.

Alex - true it will be harder for teams to sign him, but certainly you can agree that a 1st round pick + change is nothing in exchange for a franchise QB. Plus, the whole point about the post was being able to sign JC for less money than I think he's actually worth, not more (and for the record, I think he's very close to being a top 5 QB in this league, and probably right at the top of the list in the "young" QB's category).

Posted by: spizzle | October 31, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Nevermind Greg, I'll go ahead and throw this post right over your head.

Alex - true it will be harder for teams to sign him, but certainly you can agree that a 1st round pick + change is nothing in exchange for a franchise QB. Plus, the whole point about the post was being able to sign JC for less money than I think he's actually worth, not more (and for the record, I think he's very close to being a top 5 QB in this league, and probably right at the top of the list in the "young" QB's category).

Posted by: spizzle | October 31, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

+++Moss has to go on Monday. Couldn't imagine this team w/o him right now. Even just as decoy.

Posted by: overzealous08 |+++

Don't be silly. Anticipating Moss's chronic hamstring acting up again, de facto GM Vinny Cerrato draftd for players who could step in immediately for Moss. So, if he can't play look for DeSean Jackson and Eddie Royal to ease the...what? What's that you say...Vinny drafted for two three years down the road?

Oh gee, I hope this doesn't' cause another satiric Fusillade from beantown Greg...

Posted by: TheCork | October 31, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

just think of Antonio Pierce


YEAH!!!! Nothing else needs to be said.

Lets debate this, then at 2pm we can debate if the Skins screwed over Lavar on his contract, 2:30 discuss Coles and the flat screen, 3:00 talk about what Marcus Mason will say in his HOF speech, and finally at 4:00 we can talk about how this draft class is a COMPLETE and UTTER BUST....

Feel the excitement....


Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 31, 2008 1:52 PM |

If I am missing something I apologize but you cant be serious Greg.

Lavar signed his contract. His agant screwed him and not the Redskins. His agent, who now has no clients because he was horrible and was brought up on charges by the NFLPA, was at fault 100%. Next Laverneous Coles got exactly what he deserved. He ran from NY for the money, got the second most balls in the league thrown to him, and then split when it didn't seem he would win the SB right away. We got Santana who turned the opportunity into gold and the Redskins are a lot closer to the SB than the Jets. The only HOF speech Marcus Mason makes is the all pre-season HOF. He is, has been, and always will be a practice squad player waiting for the chance. If it ever comes he will get blown up. And finally you just can't be so short sighted as to think that you can tell how this draft class will turn out by the first 8 games of their first season. Did you really think many of these guys were primed to come in and displace a veteran in the first half of their first season? I refuse to believe you are that naive.

Lighten up and enjoy Halloween. If you aren't into that be glad it's Friday, but dude get a grip. Even if all the things you said were valid, name a team that you can't go back and pick out 10 decisions you would have made differently. Easy to manage the team from your computer isn't it?

Posted by: dbrine1261 | October 31, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

just think of Antonio Pierce


YEAH!!!! Nothing else needs to be said.

Lets debate this, then at 2pm we can debate if the Skins screwed over Lavar on his contract, 2:30 discuss Coles and the flat screen, 3:00 talk about what Marcus Mason will say in his HOF speech, and finally at 4:00 we can talk about how this draft class is a COMPLETE and UTTER BUST....

Feel the excitement....


Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 31, 2008 1:52 PM |

If I am missing something I apologize but you cant be serious Greg.

Lavar signed his contract. His agant screwed him and not the Redskins. His agent, who now has no clients because he was horrible and was brought up on charges by the NFLPA, was at fault 100%. Next Laverneous Coles got exactly what he deserved. He ran from NY for the money, got the second most balls in the league thrown to him, and then split when it didn't seem he would win the SB right away. We got Santana who turned the opportunity into gold and the Redskins are a lot closer to the SB than the Jets. The only HOF speech Marcus Mason makes is the all pre-season HOF. He is, has been, and always will be a practice squad player waiting for the chance. If it ever comes he will get blown up. And finally you just can't be so short sighted as to think that you can tell how this draft class will turn out by the first 8 games of their first season. Did you really think many of these guys were primed to come in and displace a veteran in the first half of their first season? I refuse to believe you are that naive.

Lighten up and enjoy Halloween. If you aren't into that be glad it's Friday, but dude get a grip. Even if all the things you said were valid, name a team that you can't go back and pick out 10 decisions you would have made differently. Easy to manage the team from your computer isn't it? For the record we should have signed AP earlier, but he was a marginal player when we got him and gave him his chance. He got better as a Redskin and had no loyalty eventually signing for less than he was offered to stay because his wittle feelings were hurt. F him.

Posted by: dbrine1261 | October 31, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

It will be up to Cooley & Thrash to pick up the slack. Look for Yoder by the goal line. Randel El should not look to do too much just keep doing his thing.

Thomas will be a deer in headlights but he should learn from it or show us he is a complete bust by next years camp, He is not stepping up so he could use a forearm shiver to wake his ass up.

Posted by: squammy | October 31, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

If Moss is out Polamalu will have a field day on us.
It will be up to Cooley & Thrash to pick up the slack. Look for Yoder by the goal line. Randel El should not look to do too much just keep doing his thing.

Thomas will be a deer in headlights but he should learn from it or show us he is a complete bust by next years camp, He is not stepping up so he could use a forearm shiver to wake his ass up.

Posted by: squammy | October 31, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I am hoping that Ryan Clark gets to play. I think the crowd would love to have a chance to let him know how much his play was appreciated here. Unlike Antonio Pierce, Clark wanted to be a Redskin and was forced out of town only to be replaced by... gulp... Adam Archuleta. Pierce left because he was an ass hole and got his little feelings hurt that the redskins didn't offer him a contract before his breakout year. Why would they, he was barely average. And then they felt there would be some loyalty to the team that drafted him and that he understood it was a negotiation. He didn't and signed for less money than he was offered here. Good ridance to bad rubbish. Clark was a class act and we should have kept him.

Posted by: dbrine1261 | October 31, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I think the x-factor should be sellers. We haven't exploited it, but remember a few years ago when he had 7 td on 8 catches? It is impossible to stop the 5 yard play to him if he gets his body between the ball and the defender on a quick hitch. I think the Zorn Star is saving it for a game like this where goal line running probably won't work. Sellers lead blocks, fake the handoff to Portis and throw it to Sellers in the flat. TD HTTR!!!

Posted by: dbrine1261 | October 31, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

If your beef is with LaCanfora then you're the idiot, because it was a JReid post.

No, JLC is jasno. Reid is jasono. Duh! (I kid Hasselhoff, I kid.)

Posted by: WorstSeat | November 1, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

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