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Bradford looking forward to visiting with Redskins on Tuesday

Quarterback Sam Bradford is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Tuesday for a pre-draft visit with Redskins coaches. While the visit will give team officials a better idea of what Bradford is about,
it'll also give Bradford a chance to talk at length with the man who devised an offense Bradford saw plenty of when he was younger. Growing up in Oklahoma City, Bradford was surrounded by Denver Broncos fans and saw plenty of Shanahan's style of football on local television.

"If you look at some of their offenses and look at the things that [John] Elway was able to do, I think it's pretty cool to think that I might have the chance to one day play in that offense," Bradford said in a telephone interview Saturday. "I think that's pretty exciting."

Washington coaches have obviously been keeping close tabs on Bradford. The quarterback said he chatted with coach Mike Shanahan during the NFL Scouting Combine last month and spoke with the team's quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur in the days leading up to his Pro Day.
As he talks with teams, he says he's trying to keep an open mind;after all, it's not exactly his decision where he ends up. He says it's not his place to rule out any team, whether it be the St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins or some other team.

"You still go through and you meet everyone, you spend time with them, you do form opinions on who you like and who you maybe don't like," he said. "But at the end of the day, it doesn't matter what you think. It matters what they think."

The week since his Pro Day performance all but sealed up his claim to the draft's top spot has been "pretty crazy," he said.

"I didn't realize going through the draft process is like this," Bradford said. "It's been fun, a good experience, and I look forward to coming to Washington and seeing what D.C. is all about."

By Rick Maese  |  April 3, 2010; 12:59 PM ET
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Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 3, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Of course he is. Throw a few balls, mebbe take in a show, then have a lovely steak with all the fixins' and the pleasant dinner companionship of a coach and owner who will never coach or own him.

Posted by: TheCork | April 3, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

ahhhhh.... let the speculations begin!

fun times!

Posted by: datruth21 | April 3, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

steak???

}:o

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 3, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Sam B. looks like Jim Plunkett's kid.

Posted by: bhoang888 | April 3, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Have any other native Americans played for the Redskins before?

Posted by: youba | April 3, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

steak???

}:o

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 3, 2010 1:41 PM

It's what's for dinner.

Posted by: edvar | April 3, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Football 101. Chapter2. "The Genuine Predraft Smokescreen". If you hold an extremely important pick, bring EVERYONE in for a look. Fools'em everytime.

Posted by: lszovati | April 3, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Sam B. looks like Jim Plunkett's kid.

Posted by: bhoang888 | April 3, 2010 1:43 PM

Thanks, I've been trying to place it, and that is it. If you draft him, he'll win the Raiders a Super Bowl in 2023.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 3, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Bradford will be gone by the time the Skins are on the clock, but he may as well get a few more teams to kiss his rear end before the draft...

Posted by: randysbailin | April 3, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

CSN has been reporting for several days that Okung will be visiting with the Skins next week. Why isn't the WaPo reporting on this?

That is news to get excited about.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 3, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

I love the Predraft Smokescreen. It works much better than Z Shades.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | April 3, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Well I'm just hoping we get Okung or Bradford (if healthy), so here's to ya kid. Really don't want anyone else here (except trading down for 1 or 2 more high picks).

But if we gotta take one of the DT's, so be it, we'll be that much better at blowing up other's Olines...

I really think the Skins will wait til the Rams are close to executing a contract, ask the price for Sam... if unreasonable, they'll pass.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 3, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

No Googling the answer....


Who graduated from the Coast Guard Academy and started for the Washington Redskins?

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Posted by: oldnova | April 3, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

how is the quarterback with the 10th best comp % inaccurate??

how is a quarterback who gets hurt in college goin gto survive the pros??

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 3, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Bradford might as well do some house shopping while he's here cause Snyder won't miss out on this draft's Sanchez.

Posted by: coparker5 | April 3, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Curt Knight. I've got his football card. Good trivia question.

Posted by: bandman227 | April 3, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Have any other native Americans played for the Redskins before?

Posted by: youba | April 3, 2010 1:54 PM

Mark Rypien is half Indian.

Posted by: duder | April 3, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Bradford might as well do some house shopping while he's here cause Snyder won't miss out on this draft's Sanchez.

Posted by: coparker5 | April 3, 2010 2:37 PM |

It's to bad Snyder has no say in the pick, but you keep posting it and maybe some of these idiots on here will agree with you.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 3, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 3, 2010 2:33 PM


You are wasting your time trying to convince some on this board that the qb is not the problem. Nobody talks about how he outplayed Brees twice in two years. They reference an errant screen pass and a hail mary that went out of bounds to say hes not a good qb. They say he hasnt won any games in the fourth quarter, but nobody talks about how many the defense has given away. In a way I hope that Shanahan gets rid of him and he does what most ex skins qbs do, succeed someplace else.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Go to the RAMS! PLEASE!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | April 3, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Just an idea noit saying i'm the 1st one with it just a thought.... what does everyone think about taking Bradford at 4 if he's there and thats a huge if... and trading our 37th for Jared Gaither he would fill the LT and we can rebuild our o-line this draft and next and trade JC17 and have Rex take the beating with this o-line respond with ur thoughts plaese

Posted by: lerche1 | April 3, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Just an idea noit saying i'm the 1st one with it just a thought.... what does everyone think about taking Bradford at 4 if he's there and thats a huge if... and trading our 37th for Jared Gaither he would fill the LT and we can rebuild our o-line this draft and next and trade JC17 and have Rex take the beating with this o-line respond with ur thoughts plaese

Posted by: lerche1

I think you have some decent thoughts here - but the grammar and sentence structure are so poor, that this comment isn't really worth much a response.

Posted by: XCountryTrevor | April 3, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

how is the quarterback with the 10th best comp % inaccurate??

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 3, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse


Because when about 70% of your completions are dump-offs and check-downs less than 10 yards from the LOS, your completion % gets inflated.

People who actually watch games instead of toggling through fantasy stats would understand that reality.

Posted by: p1funk | April 3, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

trading our 37th for Jared Gaither he would fill the LT and we can rebuild our o-line this draft and next and trade JC17 and have Rex take the beating with this o-line respond with ur thoughts plaese

Posted by: lerche1 | April 3, 2010 3:18 PM

I thought that the board was about 80-20 against Gaither on the grounds that he's a lazy butt with an attitude problem who is overpriced, and that if the Ravens would trade him there must be something wrong with him. I agree with the first part, and find the second part absurd. If you really believed this, then there would never be a trade in the NFL.

Posted by: League-Source | April 3, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Have any other native Americans played for the Redskins before?

Posted by: youba | April 3, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse
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William Henry "Lone Star" Dietz

George Preston Marshall, owner and founder of the Boston Braves, sought to rename the franchise after leaving the stadium they shared with the baseball team of the same name. He chose the name Redskins in honor of Dietz, who is of the Sioux Nation.

Posted by: midniterc | April 3, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I hope that Shanahan gets rid of him and he does what most ex skins qbs do, succeed someplace else.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 3:14 PM |

Oh, no! Are you saying he's gonna be the next Heath Schuler, the next Gus Ferotte, the next Gibran Hamdan, the next Sage Rosenfels, the next Mark Brunell, or the next Patrick Ramsey? How can we keep making the same mistake over and over?

Posted by: League-Source | April 3, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

People who actually watch games instead of toggling through fantasy stats would understand that reality.

Posted by: p1funk
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Booyah!

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 3, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I got the feeling Bradford would much rather go to the Skins then the Rams. And lay off JC, the man throws a wicked 3 yard screen pass on 3rd and long.

Posted by: ga8085 | April 3, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I like Colts McCoy's confidence....

...I see Kyle convincing daddy to convince BA to jump back in the 1st round (bottom) to get him...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: League-Source | April 3, 2010 3:37 PM

More like Humphries,Green,Gannon and Johnson

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Have any other native Americans played for the Redskins before?

Posted by: youba | April 3, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

I thought that all the Redskins were native Americans with a few exceptions like Shar Pourdanesh and this Samoan nose tackle we signed from Carolina -- Komeauteautowot

Posted by: League-Source | April 3, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | April 3, 2010 3:28 PM


So I guess everyone in the league is throwing 70% of their passes as dumpoffs because he was in the middle of the pack in terms of yards per attempt. But I guess thats another fantasy stat too. If you watched games and knew what the hell you were talking about you would know that the west coast offense is predicated on short passes, but I guess that wasnt on walterfootball either.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

The guys 1/16 Native American. I don't get how it counts.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 3, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

If you watched games and knew what the hell you were talking about you would know that the west coast offense is predicated on short passes, but I guess that wasnt on walterfootball either.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

That is no way for the King of Zamunda to act. Shame on you!

Posted by: ga8085 | April 3, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

The guys 1/16 Native American. I don't get how it counts.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 3, 2010 3:54 PM

Means he's only 6.25% offended by the name. But it's enough that if the relationship sours he can sue them in court for mental distress.

Posted by: League-Source | April 3, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Larry Johnson, Clinton Portis, willie Parker?
In common?
All were the #1 back
All are accustomed to getting all the carries
All thus have big egos
All will expect to be the BMOC

This has trouble written all over it...
Unless this is a ploy to get CP out of here someway, somehow...
Then I am all for it!

What about you guys?
HTTR!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 3, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ga8085 | April 3, 2010 3:55 PM

You are right...To punish my self I will have my bathers cleanse me thoroughly.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Larry Johnson, Clinton Portis, willie Parker?
In common?
All were the #1 back
All are accustomed to getting all the carries
All thus have big egos
All will expect to be the BMOC

This has trouble written all over it...
Unless this is a ploy to get CP out of here someway, somehow...
Then I am all for it!

What about you guys?
HTTR!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 3, 2010 3:59 PM

They make it work in New England.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 3, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

This has trouble written all over it...

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 3, 2010 3:59 PM

They make it work in New England.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 3, 2010 4:08 PM


Jim Zorn couldn't manage one of the three. The Shanahans can manage all three of them.

Posted by: League-Source | April 3, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse


Matt Mosley, of ESPN.com, reports Dallas Cowboys LB Keith Brooking said during a radio interview that the Philadelphia Eagles' offense was predictable when the teams played last season. "The way we dominated them, obviously McNabb didn't play his best, but they were very predictable," Brooking said. "We knew exactly what was coming on every play."

Posted by: skinfanman | April 3, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

You are wasting your time trying to convince some on this board that the qb is not the problem. Nobody talks about how he outplayed Brees twice in two years. They reference an errant screen pass and a hail mary that went out of bounds to say hes not a good qb. They say he hasnt won any games in the fourth quarter, but nobody talks about how many the defense has given away. In a way I hope that Shanahan gets rid of him and he does what most ex skins qbs do, succeed someplace else.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse


Hmmmm, let's see:

Sentence (1) - THis is what we call "false dichotomy". For you to single out the JC17 issue like that suggests that either (a) JC is the problem or (b) JC is not the problem; when in fact the vast majority of us would agree that there are many problems, and some of us simply believe JC17 is not part of the long-term solution here.

Sentence (2) - This is at best "vague". How precisley did Campbell "outplay" Brees? What is the definition of "outplay" in this scenario since the 2 are not actually facing each other in head-to-head straight on competition?

Sentence (3) - This is what we call "straw man". THose of us that criticize JC17 have offered far more evidence than 2 stray passes as to why we think he's not a very good QB, and your presentation of your opponents views is quite dishonest.

Sentence (4) - This is what we call "red herring". When someone strays off onto a tangent to make an unrelated point. THe fact that the defense may cough up a lead is not relevant to Jason Campbell's performances when he has an opportunity to lead the team on potential game-winning drives but falls short.

Sentence (5) is largely an appeal to pity. THe speaker feels sorry for JAson Campbell and wishes/envisions that he has success somewhere else, but this isn't relevant to whether or not Jason Campbell could reasonably be identified as a good QB for the Skins.

Posted by: p1funk | April 3, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinfanman | April 3, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Keith Brooking is a donkey. Here's a guy who sniffles and cries about bad sportsmanship when the Vikes embarrassed them in the playoffs, but then he turns around and shoots off his mouth about dominating other teams that he beats. No wonder he plays for the 'Girls.

Posted by: p1funk | April 3, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Larry Johnson, Clinton Portis, willie Parker?
In common?
All were the #1 back
All are accustomed to getting all the carries
All thus have big egos
All will expect to be the BMOC

This has trouble written all over it...
Unless this is a ploy to get CP out of here someway, somehow...
Then I am all for it!

What about you guys?
HTTR!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 3, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse
I think the egos have all been deflated.

WP was released, wanted to go to AR, but was denied. Then tried to resign with Stillers, but best deal was in DC. The writing is on the wall for him. It's now or never.

LP was flat-out released by KC last year, signed with Bungles but not wanted after season. He wants to show that he's got something left.

CP is a real competitor, but went on IR last year. He's heard about not being in shape, Shanny has signed a couple of alternatives. CP will be fighting for his career. He wants Redskin rushing mark, so this competition is great for him.

I predict that CP will be starting come Sept.

Posted by: frediefritz | April 3, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm fine with them being all over the place. I'd rather them spend time and effort exploring every option than miss an opportunity because all the Front Office guys were busy working on their Madden skills.

By knowing what Philly expects for McNabb you gather a little piece of info that might come in handy in the near future in a variety of ways.

Posted by: will_ga | April 3, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 4:13 PM |

It would be really crazy if the Eagles did trade McNabb to the Skins. It makes sense for the Skins to explore this option as it would allow the team so much more options during the draft.

Posted by: TWISI | April 3, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

No way in hell the Eagles trade McNabb to a division rival. That would be Cerratoesque..

Posted by: ga8085 | April 3, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Do not, under any circumstances, draft Bradford. He is seriously fragile. Take a look at the two "hits" that injured him this year - neither was anywhere near what he can expect to receive at mini camp. At Oklahoma he was never touched - the competition couldn't break their O-line. In the NFL, especially with the Redskins, the O-line can't keep people off of him all the time and he WILL get creamed.

Just don't do it. Please.

Posted by: kemp13 | April 3, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I've been thumping McNabb to the Skins since word leaked out he was available....


Get him!

Red - Then I'd be patting myself on the back for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

No way in hell the Eagles trade McNabb to a division rival. That would be Cerratoesque..

Posted by: ga8085 | April 3, 2010 4:33 PM

It wouldn't be the 1st time it happened. There is Precidence (sp?)!!!

(Albeit the precedent was 45 years ago)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

There is no way the skins don't select a left tackle with the 4th pick. J. Reid is a gullible puppet. The skins cannot go into the season with the tackles on the squad as of right now. It would set them back another year. The run game would suffer as much as the pass protection. The 3 tackles on the roster are.....
74 Heyer, Stephon OT 6-6 330
68 Oldenburg, Clint OT 6-5 310
73 Robinson, William OT 6-6 297
And you won't get a tackle that can start week one of there rookie season in the second round. The skins left tackle will have to face D. Ware. twice, J. Tuck twice, J. Allen, J. Peppers, D. Freeny, M. Williams, and other quality D Ends in the 2010 season. The next two seasons would go down the drain if a tackle is not selected at #4, and Shanahan is smart enough to know that. Quit letting J. Reid let you think that QB is an option at #4. And one of the 3 RB's will be cut before the season starts because none of them contribute to special teams. Cambpbell supporters need to STOP letting the J. Reid propaganda get you worked up because Campbell will get at least one year to show what he can do in Shanahans system.

Posted by: Michael_ASU | April 3, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I predict that CP will be starting come Sept.

Posted by: frediefritz | April 3, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

______________________________

Agree...

Philly isn't trading McNabb to the Skins... they will never let that happen, for the same reasons they probably would never trade us Vick, why would they make us better??

Regarding the JC/Brees comparison... there is none & stop it... Redskins D is way better than NO's... Saints D produces the turnovers but they also were ranked #20 or something.

The Skins need a closer at QB, a guy that can get it done with 5 mins left & your down a score or two. JC isn't that guy.

Posted by: tony325 | April 3, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | April 3, 2010 4:13 PM

First of all the comment was made in response to another post.

Secondly, check the stats of the past two games the Saints and Redskins have played. Campbell had more touchdowns, less interceptions, higher ratings with less pass attempts. That means JC outplayed Brees.

I did not mention all of the arguments against JC I just posted what I know to be two of the most popular and ridiculous. I did leave out mouth breather, Casserly's video, im sure there are more but you will correct me.

The point about the defense is extremely relevant. The defense gave away games against Detroit, New Orleans and San Diego. But I guess its his fault that Sellers fumbled in the New Orleans game and he couldnt get a pass off in the second Philly game which the D also gave away.

Lastly I do feel sorry for JC. I think its a shame he gets railroaded for being unsuccessful when he hasnt had a lot to work with. Despite the money they spend the skins havent had a tremendous amount of talent.

The fact of the matter is we will obviously never agree on this topic, but the one thing you fail to acknowledge is that in 3 and a half years he has been given playing time but he hasnt given a decent opportunity to succeed. I could better understand your argument if there were a dominant run game here or they had an Andre Johnson caliber type receiver, but we do not and have not.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Keith Brooking is a donkey. Here's a guy who sniffles and cries about bad sportsmanship when the Vikes embarrassed them in the playoffs, but then he turns around and shoots off his mouth about dominating other teams that he beats. No wonder he plays for the 'Girls.

Posted by: p1funk

So true...and even worse, I heard when the Boys played the Falcons (and won) Brookings went over to the Falcons sideline shouting "You never should have let me go!"

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 3, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d817472dc&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

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Good article from our friend over at NFL.com.

Beware though because some of his argument is based on the winning percentage. Just sayin'

"He inherited a 5-11 team in 2000, his first season as a full-time starter, and established a winning aura in Philadelphia. The Eagles made the playoffs that season, went to the first of three straight NFC championship games the following year, and went to five championship games and a Super Bowl between 2001-2008, all with McNabb at the helm.

His career mark is a sparkling 92-49-1; since 2000 only Tom Brady, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning have won more games." - J. LaCanfora

All things considered, I'm really looking forward to the Kevin Kolb era.

Posted by: Vicc | April 3, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

"Quarterback Sam Bradford is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Tuesday"

To do what? To show how accurate he is with no pass rush? Crap! My grandma can do that.
Is he really thinking of coming to NFC east with stapled shoulders? How many Skins fans actually, really, honestly think its a good idea to go Bradford? Fascination with new toy is great, well, until broken. Good luck Mr Snyder, you get your wish.

Posted by: abxinc | April 3, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Do not, under any circumstances, draft Bradford. He is seriously fragile. Take a look at the two "hits" that injured him this year - neither was anywhere near what he can expect to receive at mini camp. At Oklahoma he was never touched - the competition couldn't break their O-line. In the NFL, especially with the Redskins, the O-line can't keep people off of him all the time and he WILL get creamed.

Just don't do it. Please.

Posted by: kemp13 | April 3, 2010 4:34 PM

So, what you're saying is that he was only taken to the ground twice and both times he was injured? If this were true, then I'd agree with you. And if it were true, no NFL team would draft him.

But -- and I haven't watched Oklahoma football so maybe I'm way off base -- I'm frankly betting that the guy has taken a lot of hits that were much harder than these two and got up and kept playing.

Posted by: League-Source | April 3, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 3, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

First, your point about Brees and Campbell is what we call a "non sequitir". It does not follow that just because some of Campbell's numbers where better than Brees's numbers in that game means he "outplayed" him. You could only draw that conclusion if Campbell and Brees were playing against the SAME defense, but they were not. Campbell was playing against NO's defense and Brees was play against WAS's defense. It's also rather absurd for you to pull out numbers/stats as some kind of argument that Campbell "outplayed" Brees. When Brees has been statistically superior to Campbell over the past 2 seasons as a whole.

Second, so you concede the straw man.

Third, the point about the defense is irrelevant. The complaint about Campbell's inability to lead the team on game winning drives is valid, whether the defense coughed up a lead in the 4th quarter or not.

Posted by: p1funk | April 3, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not, abxinc.

No one has the slightest clue how a QB will pan out at the next level; Too mercurial a task.

It is easier, however, to assume the he-will-be-a-bust position on a QB.

What I don't understand though is how a previous injury causes so much apprehension about a players future prospects. It seems like once injured = oft injured nowadays.

There is evidence supporting and refuting the success of a player returning from injury. I'd prefer to take a wait and see approach. Unless you are a doctor, in which case, I take heed to your advice.

I know I'm not in the majority here, but I just don't feel like every injury is career threatening.

Posted by: Vicc | April 3, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

I've been thumping McNabb to the Skins since word leaked out he was available....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Again, another reason it will never happen..lol..Have you ever been right about anything besides the Cushing thing?

Posted by: ga8085 | April 3, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

You are the man pfunk, but you must have scads of time on your hands if you think you are going to change a JC enabler's mind.

Posted by: dbrine1261 | April 3, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Have you ever been right about anything besides the Cushing thing?

Posted by: ga8085 | April 3, 2010 5:15 PM

Was he right about Cushing? I don't think so. If he'd been right he probably would have said something about it up here.

Posted by: League-Source | April 3, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I've been thumping McNabb...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 4:38 PM

Whoa. Hang on there 4th. This is a family blog.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | April 3, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I think RedDMV comment to 4th was on point.

I can understand 4thfloor being upset about us not taking Cushing. He looks like a player that woulda helped the Skins last year.

But it's not like we whiffed on Orakpo

Posted by: Vicc | April 3, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Was he right about Cushing? I don't think so. If he'd been right he probably would have said something about it up here.

Posted by: League-Source | April 3, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Someone else acknowledged he was right about Cushing before the draft and he whole heartedly confirmed - I don't remember specifically what it was, but I can't say it was totally on point anyway, because Orakpo still could end up being better.

Posted by: ga8085 | April 3, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Whoa. Hang on there 4th. This is a family blog.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | April 3, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Ha! Good one. And 4th, if you read this, please stop with the Spiller to the Skins at number 4. Reading that time and time again is slowly driving me insane. Thanks

Posted by: ga8085 | April 3, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Look...we all hit or miss sometimes....I ain't keeping score....

My most utter FAIL was backing Snyder with 6 Flags....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

If Okung is is gone, It's gonna be Spiller or McClain (who I see rising fast amongst us non-insiders)....

Look at the needs.....We only have one legit ILB who is 34/35 years old when we need 2 starters.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

"If Okung is is gone, It's gonna be Spiller or McClain (who I see rising fast amongst us non-insiders)...."


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I've clearly been the biggest supporter of McClain here on this blog. Best believe I will cut n paste my previous comments and go all "4thFloof" on y'all if we pass him up should we not draft Bradford or Okung.

Posted by: Vicc | April 3, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Question. What other OT in the draft is worth a #4 selection if Okung is gone (say to Detroit). If that's the case, we've got to try like hell to trade back and get an OT alittle later, don't we? And if we can't trade back, do we draft defense at #4 (Suh or Berry)? Hope it doesn't come to that. Thoughts?

Posted by: wagman1 | April 3, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: wagman1 | April 3, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

No other OT seems worthy of the 4th pick besides Okung. But if Suh or McCoy are still available and the Skins are unable to trade back, I think that's who they take. But if it comes to that, I'm praying that someone will want to Suh/Mccoy bad enough to trade up with the Skins. If not, look at the bright side: The Skins will have a very good pair of DT's.

Posted by: ga8085 | April 3, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

The more I hear about Suh, the more I think he'll be 'Just a guy'...Though I think he'll be in the league 10 plus as a solid starter....

Yeah....I said it....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Must have read my mind. Spiller/McClain over a trade back if possible?

Posted by: wagman1 | April 3, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

The more I hear about Suh, the more I think he'll be 'Just a guy'...Though I think he'll be in the league 10 plus as a solid starter....

Yeah....I said it....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 6:04 PM


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Agreed. Suh reminds me of Aaron Curry last year. This happens every year when the scouts make their list. Then bloggers adhere to the rhetoric of who's worthy or unworthy of # 4 pick. Orakpo and Cushing weren't worthy of a top ten pick, but apparently Curry was. *chuckle*

I get a kick reading bloggers here talk about McClain or Spiller not being worth the 4th pick. If you draft a player who has a first round grade in the first round. How is it a reach?

Posted by: Vicc | April 3, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/03/alex-barron-isnt-getting-interest/

Rams starting LT can be had for a 2nd round pick.

Why are teams(ravens and rams) suddenly offering up their all important LTs?

Don't they want to protect their QB? *chuckle*

Posted by: Vicc | April 3, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

If Bradford is there at 4 - we draft him.

If Bradford is gone and Okung is there - we draft Okung.

If Bradford and Okung are gone we trade out - even for 1/2 the chart value OR we trade the Rams that pick + next years #1 + Campbell for Bradford.

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Our GOAL should be a draft where we trade down and come out of the 1st 2 rounds with 2 OL and 1 QB prospect - probably McCoy, Lefevre or Tebow.

Posted by: mac2j | April 3, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: anacostia85 | April 3, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buSv1jjAels&feature=related

you might want to notice who shows up just after the 8:00 mark ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 3, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

I get a kick reading bloggers here talk about McClain or Spiller not being worth the 4th pick. If you draft a player who has a first round grade in the first round. How is it a reach?

Posted by: Vicc | April 3, 2010 6:14 PM |

I guess you're right. This whole ranking players based on their college tape, mental make up, and athletic ability in the first round is foolish. I mean who would consider drafting Vernon Gholston at #6, or Derrick Harvey @ #8 a reach. I mean they were round talents right, and they clearly play at a premium position, and were selected by teams in need of their services. Seesh. I know, I know stop cherry picking. I need to do a complete analysis of the past 20 drafts to support my position.

Posted by: TWISI | April 3, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: frediefritz | April 3, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Best QB coming out in decades. The Shanahans have got to be licking their chops. If we miss him and he proves to be the real deal (Peyton M, Brees, Ryan), we're going to regret it. Take the chance. I know the line stinks, they'll figure something.

Posted by: JROFFUTTJR | April 3, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

IMO there's a lot of hype working for both McCoy and Suh. Maybe that comes from the preoccupation with pass rushing throughout the league -- the same one that led to that Haynesworth signing last year. Not that a dominant interior d-line isn't a huge advantage, but you're laying out all that $$ for somebody who's going to play maybe 60% of the snaps and miss a couple games or more with injuries.

It's sumo wrestling in there, and the odds are somebody is going to fall on you and tear something important.

Left tackles, on the other hand, are a relatively healthy lot.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 3, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

"Best QB coming out in decades."

Not if he gets hurt, he isn't.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 3, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

"Have any other native Americans played for the Redskins before?Posted by: youba"

I read that he's actually less than a quarter-Cherokee and never identified as native.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 3, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

The Skins could offer all of their draft picks this year to the Rams and still not have enough points to move to the #1 slot. And I seriously doubt that the Rams will be willing to make a deal contingent on next year's draft picks since the management might not be there next year. That was one of the arguements that the owner might be more patient if the Rams select a QB over Suh/McCoy.

Posted by: flyinggoose1 | April 4, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Please can this draft be done an over with I am sick of all this hype about Bradford and Clausen..I wish them well on other NFL teams.

Their skillset does not warrant the label franchise quarterback...Other then Elway who has Shanahan raised to be a franchise quarterback? Elway had skills coming into the NFL....
Skins need to have a boring draft and pick up Okung with that first pick and if Shanahan is that pressed to raise another quarterback he can draft that guy in the second round.....Enough Jason Reid where in the world are you getting all these rumors an quotes?

Posted by: BeatDontStop | April 4, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I was wondering who is going to be blocking for Clausen or Bradford if the Skins are foolish enough to draft either one? Also no matter who the runing backs are who wil be blocking for them?

The current offense line is a disgrace for any professional team in the NFL to have ....

Posted by: BeatDontStop | April 4, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Okung will probably be off the board going to Detroit at #2, just look at what area during free agency Detroit targeted i.e. defensive line. So the Skins would have to look at where the next group of offensive tackles will fall and who out of that group is best suited for "Zone Blocking" and which teams would be willing to trade to the #4 spot.
Does anyone know what the QB class looks like for next year? This year and perhaps next year will be the only times the Skins will be picking low enough in the draft where a franchise QB (or anyone close to be called one) can be selected.

Posted by: flyinggoose1 | April 4, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Gaither Left Tackle and Alex Barron Right Tackle will be blocking for young Mr. Bradford

Posted by: coparker5 | April 4, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

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