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No Choo Choo, No Moss

Portis was not in costume. Make of that what you will.

Santana had running shoes on and moved around some, but didn't do much. Said me will try to practice Friday perhaps.

Kendall is back at practice.

Gregg Williams said he plans to rotate several people in Sean Taylor's spot - probably be a fair bit of Landry or Prioelau, but even Fred Smoot has taken reps playing "centerfield" at practice.

Okay, gonna head down to B-more now and cut loose.,
Wish we luck with traffic.

Cheers.

By Jason La Canfora  |  November 15, 2007; 2:58 PM ET
 
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Comments

First??

Posted by: NCICURN | November 15, 2007 3:07 PM | Report abuse

pantine. pro v.

Posted by: dcsween | November 15, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

"Said me will try to practice Friday perhaps."

When did Moss, Santana turn into a caveman.

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Jasno driving to B-More with his alter-ego?

Posted by: NCICURN | November 15, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Worries me the CP isn't getting into any character--he seems to have a better game when he does so. Perhaps he's afraid of what the defense is gonna do on Sunday.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 15, 2007 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Are these injuries that will be further injured if practiced on?

To paraphrase Herb Brooks:

"A bruise on the heel is a helluva long way from the heart."

Play through pain my man...

Heck, even today I got a papercut at work. Did I take the rest of the day off? Did I say, "Sorry kids, Mr. Dorf can't teach your eager and easily influenced minds and make masterpieces of your lives for a few days?"

Candy-Azz.

Posted by: Dorf | November 15, 2007 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I look for CP to have another good game. I also think it will be closer than a lot of people think.

Posted by: jm220 | November 15, 2007 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Do you think that receivers like T.O., Marvin Harrison, Chad Johnson, etc. would miss even a game woth a bruised heel? Either something else is wrong or Moss, Santana is being a beotch.

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I predict we will fight our guts out.

Also, Jasno, you go "up" to Baltimore from Ashburn, not "down."

Posted by: LiberalMike | November 15, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Sing along -

Hail to the Redskins...

Posted by: LiberalMike | November 15, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Double G need to put L2 center field and just let him lay the wood on people.

Posted by: jm220 | November 15, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Desmond Choo Choo

Posted by: sams3 | November 15, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

"Double G need to put L2 center field and just let him lay the wood on people."

I agree. I think that is the play here. Pick a couple spots to bring him up and let him blitz, but he is the next best at laying the lumber.

Posted by: LiberalMike | November 15, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I was hoping to see Portis dress up as "Captain DooDoo" this week.

Cowboys 56 Skins 10

Posted by: yellow_jacket98 | November 15, 2007 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Landry can break TO and Romo in the same game.

Posted by: daveskin | November 15, 2007 3:34 PM | Report abuse

There are plenty of Captain Doo Doos up here on the blog...

Posted by: Dorf | November 15, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I say L2 needs to bust TO up early so he'll have alligator arms the rest of the day. Take the penalty if need be, it'll pay off. Also, hopefully 53 will be back on the field he can wipe that stupid smile of Romo's face on a blitz.

Posted by: jdixon35 | November 15, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Dude, YellowJacket, you aren't an OP grad are you?

Posted by: tweedr01 | November 15, 2007 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Jasno have a chat? Does anyone have a link?

Posted by: tweedr01 | November 15, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I was hoping to see Portis dress up as "Captain DooDoo" this week.

Cowboys 56 Skins 10

Posted by: yellow_jacket98 | November 15, 2007 03:33 PM

I think you've got the wrong game. Those numbers go with these names:

Georgia Bulldogs 56
Tech Yellow Jackets 10

Didn't they teach you anything at the North Avenue Finishing School?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 15, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Cowboys: Right guard Davis injures ankle

Right guard Leonard Davis could become the first member of the Dallas Cowboys' offensive line to miss a game this season after he suffered a sprained left ankle in Wednesday's practice.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/football/nfl/cowboys/stories/MYSA111507.01C.FBNLeonardDavis.en.2952284.html

Posted by: Dr.Death | November 15, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

talent_evaluator-
what's your score prediction?

Posted by: yellow_jacket98 | November 15, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Do you think that receivers like T.O., Marvin Harrison, Chad Johnson, etc. would miss even a game woth a bruised heel?

Posted by: bigfish
____________________

Point taken, but for anyone who has ever had a serious heel bruise (and I've had one twice), its not fun. In fact, its painful to walk, excrutiating to run. Generally a 2-3 week deal depending on the severety.

Posted by: smarty_pants | November 15, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

"Said me will try to practice Friday perhaps."

When did Moss, Santana turn into a caveman.


Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 03:09 PM

Dude..Hillarious!!!!

Posted by: Tyler84101 | November 15, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

YellowJacket--Which game?

Dallas 34
Washington 13

Georgia 45
Georgia Tech 17

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 15, 2007 3:56 PM | Report abuse

dude- I didn't got to Georgia Tech so I could care less. I got stung on the back of my balls when I was a kid by a yellow jacket if you must know.

Cowboys 56 Skins 10

Posted by: yellow_jacket98 | November 15, 2007 3:59 PM | Report abuse

the back of your ball? that's what I call a sneak attack.

Hail

Posted by: mile.high | November 15, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

YJ--

LMAO

Ouch, that could have hurt. What was the Yellow Jacket doing there in the first place?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 15, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I think he was hanging out trying to get a bite of the PB&J sandwich I was eating at the time. Dude must of got tired of waiting.

Posted by: yellow_jacket98 | November 15, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Haha, thats awesome, you're a regular Tom Green YJ, do you walk around with a sign telling everyone about it?

Posted by: tweedr01 | November 15, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Can't help myself.

Final score:

Washington 34
Dallas 24

Posted by: LiberalMike | November 15, 2007 4:11 PM | Report abuse

You know, when I was that age I think I used to wear clothes when I was eating my PBJ.

Worst thing like that ever happened to me was peeing in the woods and getting poison ivy all over the equipment. It swole up real big (I thought that was a good thing) but itched like crazy and people thought I scratched it too much, especially those who didn't understand the problem.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 15, 2007 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Portis is 3rd in the league for rushing yards. He did that quietly.

Posted by: kost52 | November 15, 2007 4:19 PM | Report abuse

re: Moss' injuries

If a receiver can't run freely and pain-free, there is no reason for him to be playing. Every time he steps wrong and it hurts, he is not going to be paying attention to the ball. How does it help the team if he can't get clear of the defense or can't focus on catching the ball?

Moss isn't the only receiver in the league with leg/foot injuries who is missing games. Marvin Harrison (knee) hasn't played full time in the past 6 weeks either.

Posted by: tafka | November 15, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: gdennie | November 15, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

It's Dallas week and my wife, God bless her, hails from Dallas, so I can't resist as we have been exchanging various jabs all week...

Two years ago, we were having a conversation that had to do with TX history. When I was unfamiliar with some miniscule fact, my wife got frustrated and said "you didn't pay attention in TX history class did you" to which I replied, that I never took TX history...she was stunned. She actually thought everyone in the country (probably the world) took TX history. So, the moral of the story, if there is one, is even the loveable ones think the world revolves around that horrible state (sorry bigfish). You can't argue with ignorance.

Skins 31
Boys 28

i'll be there representing in my #81 throwback. They could use him. HAIL!

Posted by: mile.high | November 15, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

What is a bruised heel?
The heel bone (calcaneus) is protected by a pad of fat. Repeated pounding of the heel can cause the fat pad to be pushed up the side of the heel leaving less of a protective layer causing heel pain. This injury is also sometimes known as Policeman's heel. It is common in sports requiring a lot of impact onto the heel and in particular soldiers marching up and down on the parade square.

What can the athlete do about the heel pain?
Rest until there is no more heel pain.
Pad the heel of shoes with a shock absorbing insole.
Replace running shoes if they are old (more than 400 miles of running) or the soles are weakened through use.

Bruised heel treatment
A sports injury professional will onfirm the diagnosis.
Advise on shoe inserts or heel pads to protect the fat pad in the heel.
Tape the heel to provide pain relief and compress the soft tissue under the heel giving more protection to the bone.

How long will it take to recover from heel pain?
If you catch heel pain early and rest then it should recover quite quickly - within a few days.


Like I said, either there's something more serious going on here or Moss, Santana is being a pu$$.

"Moss isn't the only receiver in the league with leg/foot injuries who is missing games. Marvin Harrison (knee) hasn't played full time in the past 6 weeks either."

Did you see what happened to Harrison's knee? That's acceptable. Do you think he would miss a game with bruised heel? Tape it up. Put some padding on it. Maybe a cortisone shot. Man up and stop being a beotch.

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 4:56 PM | Report abuse

LiberalMike:

Nothing is up or down. North is not "up" as you say.

I never defend Jasno, but just because on a map a place looks like it is "up" doesn't mean it is.

The sky is "up" (if you wanna get real technical there is no up or down in the universe, but hey, you were the one correcting someone).

Posted by: eppard03 | November 15, 2007 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Mile High,

Thanks for your ignorant story. Please use more oxygen when at high altitude, you talk like a hypoxic idiot. Hate the Cowgirls but love the great state of Texas and take offense to your comment. Caveat: Born and raised in DC, HTTR, hate the Cowboys, Texas transplant.

Posted by: Forrest | November 15, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

What exactly is ignorant about thinking it is rediculous that most Texans think there's nothing finer than Texas? Because they were once their own country and can fly their state flag the same height as the US flag if they so choose, I should excuse it.....no sir. My apologies if you took offense, but there's nothing good about that hot, brown, chain restaurant infested state...except Austin.

Posted by: mile.high | November 15, 2007 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Texas history. Hmmm. Frankly, hrumph! I took Ohio history in 7th grade. I am fairly certain that, both at the time and now, not all Americans took Ohio history ... and that the ones who did (Ohio 7th graders) were not paying attention.

Maps for U.S. Americans! (such as)

p.s. If John Glenn had been elected (he ran against Mondale in the primaries), I'm saying he could have taken down the Great Communicator ... and put Ohio in a TIE with Virginia to have the most Presidents! Former Presidents from Ohio (out of order) include: William Taft, U.S. Grant, Warren Harding, James Garfield, Rutherford Hayes, and William McKinley. The Harrison Presidents (William Henry and Benjamin) were "from" Ohio, but not born there. That is my entire knowledge of Ohio history.

Posted by: dcsween | November 15, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Come on milehigh. The first jab was okay because it was in somewhat good taste but don't take it too far.

Some of us like our weather hot. The grass is only brown in the winter time unless you're like me and use winter fertilizer. And in this day and age isn't every state infested with chain restaurants?

Don't go around thinking that everyone in TX is like the ignorant Cowboys fans you see outside of TX.

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Question: Is "TheCindy" THE Cindy, i.e., Cindy Boren? If so, why not "LaCindy"? Is she just trying to force name changes -- like for TheRon Landry and Jason The Canfora?

Posted by: dcsween | November 15, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

fair enough - we'll just agree that:

1. sween was in fact paying attention in 7th grade Ohio history class, and

2. i'm just not a fan of TX. I prefer seasons and low humidity.

HAIL

Posted by: mile.high | November 15, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

My sentiments exactly Bigfish! Also, don't judge the state of Texas based on the idiots you run into. Most of the folks I live, work and associate with are pretty good peeps (even the cowgirl fans).

Posted by: Forrest | November 15, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Different strokes for different folks. I could never see another day in my life below 80 degrees and be perfectly happy.

F Snow!
F Winter!
F The Cowboys!

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Now can we get back to that arguement on the difference between up and down?

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Time to break out that asterisk.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3112487

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 5:32 PM | Report abuse

at least we can agree on one thing...F the Cowboys. Can you please agree that their multi colored aluminum siding stadium is an eyesore too. TX is down from CO.

Posted by: mile.high | November 15, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

bigfish ... Gibbspeak ... "fighting our guts out UP HERE" ... some people are not DOWN with that.

Posted by: dcsween | November 15, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

That stadium is poo but the new one looks sweet. Hate to say it but it may end up being the best looking stadium out there.

I'll trade the playoffs this year and next year just to see the Redskins play in the Super Bowl in TX in 2011. Nothing would be sweeter than seeing this place overrun by Redskins fans while watching JJ cry because his sworn enemy is playing in the first SB in his new stadium.

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 5:39 PM | Report abuse

G's UP, Ho's DOWN, b*tch can't swim she's bound to drizown.... Just sayin's all...

Posted by: P00P | November 15, 2007 5:39 PM | Report abuse

F the Cowboys!
F TX Stadium

Posted by: Forrest | November 15, 2007 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I doubt JJ can cry with all the work he's had done. But I do agree - at least from the pictures i've seen, that new place is gonna be the business.

Posted by: mile.high | November 15, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

In the words of eppard03 UP there (or is it DOWN there?), "Nothing is up or down" not even the sky.

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Here's a link for you guys UP THERE, about a guy from DOWN HERE.

This is some dedication!

http://www.wisn.com/packers/14444079/detail.html

Posted by: kost52 | November 15, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Kind of makes me want to do it!!

Posted by: kost52 | November 15, 2007 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Well, if Aikman calling our game at 4:15 (we never win with Aikman doing the playcalling and we never win a 4:15 game) was not bad enough, I just heard that Lavar will be part of the Comcast Sportnet Post Game Show. Nail in the coffin. Love Lavar but every time he has been on the Post Game show it has been a dismal loss.

Posted by: Lisa | November 15, 2007 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, Streaks are made to be broken. So are T.O.'s fingers, Romo's ribs, Witten's legs, Barber's arms, you get my point.

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 6:24 PM | Report abuse

you guys actually think you can win here sun.?

Posted by: kickedyahaw | November 15, 2007 6:32 PM | Report abuse

I don't think there is a single thing in the 'Skins season thus far that indicates that they can beat the Cowboys in Dallas.

Doesn't mean I won't root for them, but just being realistic.

I know it's blasphemy to say it up here, but that Cowboys offense looks pretty darn good. That Buffalo game should tell you everything you need to know about their intestinal fortitude. I despise the Cowboys with every fiber of my being, but I love football, and the Cowboys are playing some pretty good football right now.

And now I will go wash my mouth out with soap and cleanse my fingers of this typed drivel...

Posted by: PDiddy | November 15, 2007 6:37 PM | Report abuse

The Cowboys have one edge on us. Their blog is smokin. 20 new posts in one day along with multiple comments. Come on Jasno. Step it up.

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Kost- That guy's got some brass stones DOWN THERE!

Posted by: 4-12 | November 15, 2007 6:40 PM | Report abuse

4-12 - Sure does, man I'd love to be able to do it. Just sell up and fly over. It'd be something you'd never forget. And he's picked the right year to do it, Favre's last year, they're playing great.

Lucky bugger!

Posted by: kost52 | November 15, 2007 7:00 PM | Report abuse

I hate to say it but I agree with Diddy. I despise the Cowboys but they have been playing great. According to the Pillsbury Dough Boy (aka Wade Phillips) "We do not have a good offense...we have a GREAT offense." The Dough Boy's words about his team. Egotistical cream puff but he's right. They are having a magical season....Romo tried his best to give a win to Buffalo and the Cowboys STILL won.

Not to mention that our one big threat (the Reaper) will be out of the game.

Posted by: Lisa | November 15, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

So who do we want to win this week out of the Lions and Giants??

Posted by: kost52 | November 15, 2007 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Just sent my girlfriend the link from above, here's the response I got


"Please don't get any ideas"

Hahaha

Posted by: kost52 | November 15, 2007 7:42 PM | Report abuse

kost,

My thought is we want the Giants to win. They may have lost to Dallas on Sunday, but I don't see them having a collapse like last year's. That means, the way the Skins are playing, they won't catch the Giants.

Looking at the remainder of Detroit's schedule (Giants, Packers 2x, Dallas, San Diego, Kansas City, Minnesota), though, I don't see them winning more than a couple more games. That means we can pass them for the final wild card spot, with only 1 playoff team each from the NFC North (Green Bay), NFC South, and the NFC West.

Posted by: sladams923 | November 15, 2007 7:57 PM | Report abuse

sladams923 - Makes sense, I can see the Lions dropping out of the playoff race, I reckon they're just a little bit too flakey.

Posted by: kost52 | November 15, 2007 8:14 PM | Report abuse

"Said me will try to practice Friday perhaps."

When did Moss, Santana turn into a caveman.

Posted by: bigfish | November 15, 2007 03:09 PM
LMAO
Yeah, buddy needs to start glancing over what he writes.
And as long as their rotating safeties back there, maybe put Brunell back there too to perhaps make a contribution? Or Sellers to lay the lumber back there? Goodness Grilliams, lets not get to cute.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 15, 2007 8:45 PM | Report abuse

The Ravens suck.

Can some on do stats over the last 3 years comparing the skins to the Ravens.

Then e-mail it to our intrepid reporter.

It is too early to root for this team or that team we need 10-6 and we are into the playoffs.

Posted by: mul | November 15, 2007 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: fbailey | November 15, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for that fbailey. I needed a good bedtime story.

Too bad Santana's poor little heal hurts and we won't be seeing any TD's from him this week.

Posted by: jdixon35 | November 15, 2007 10:12 PM | Report abuse

4 comments in the last two hours. I devastated the blog.

Posted by: Registration | November 15, 2007 10:32 PM | Report abuse

No chance on an Ultimatum now with me around.

Posted by: Registration | November 15, 2007 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Hey there everyone ... this is Reppin TX...gonna be at the game Sunday.

I'll be the one flying my Skins flag and firin' up the grill. If anyone on this blog is going...PLEASE stop by and support your man !!! I'll be in GREEN parking starting at about 11:00 am (CST). Fajitas, beer, and some good natured razzing. My wife is a native Texan ... I am a native DC'an. A free Miller Lite for anyone wearing a Skins Jersey.

Posted by: cej75024 | November 15, 2007 10:35 PM | Report abuse

F U loser! Anyone who's going to be in Dallas cheering for the Redskins deserves a beatdown with the way the Redskins are playing. Maybe you should start listening to your wife and cheer all things related to Dallas.

Posted by: jm220luvscowboys | November 15, 2007 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Dennis Dixon going out really blows. I was hoping to see Oregon in the national championship game.

Posted by: CBT | November 15, 2007 10:47 PM | Report abuse

F U loser! Anyone who's going to be in Dallas cheering for the Redskins deserves a beatdown with the way the Redskins are playing. Maybe you should start listening to your wife and cheer all things related to Dallas.

Posted by: jm220luvscowboys | November 15, 2007 10:44 PM


Wow...such insight...this is why I come to this blog... to have fun and share thoughts about my team...oh, and to be bit**ed at by an annonymous fool.

Just as a point of reference, my wife and I have a healthy respect for each others team. Between "us" , "we" have 8 of the 40ish Super Bowl titles that have been won.

By the way, please come see me...remember GREEN parking...Redksins Flag.... oh I forgot, those who post ludicrous posts, usually like to remain annonymous.

Posted by: cej75024 | November 15, 2007 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Smoooooooooot rotating in at free safety during practice??? This game should be interesting, if nothing else. LOL

Like a few others mentioned earlier, I'd like to see Landry playing centerfield and destroying anything that moves.


"Redskins must make do without Sean Taylor against high-powered Cowboys"

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gUyMzb4PwuvCYlhys9OPj9K0BsMg

Posted by: JustMe | November 15, 2007 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JustMe | November 15, 2007 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Just filled in my Pro Bowl ballot, picking all the Redskins, all the guys named Nate, all the dudes from UVa (I hesitate to use the term "graduates" here), and when in doubt, guys whose names I didn't recognize, which wasn't as hard as I'd thought it would be, especially on the AFC side. I also picked a whole bunch of Dolphins both out of pity and as a nod to our friend Redcoat. Fun, silly little exercise. Especially (my voting decisions aside) thinking about who "deserves" to go to the Pro Bowl at this point in the season.

I do think Chris Samuels and Pete Kendall "deserve" to go, and maybe if Clinton keeps busting out 100-yard games they and Sellers will have a chance. But who knows. And who cares, really. There will be a lot of Cowboys, a lot of Patriots, a lot of Colts, and a lot of America not watching the stupid game.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 16, 2007 12:08 AM | Report abuse

I like the idea of Smoot back there playing safety, because he's actually quite a hitter. But I don't know how often we'd see that since we're already down a corner.

Who the heck knows? Grilliams did it with smoke and mirrors for two seasons, taking a bunch of rejects and castoffs and playing top ten defense. If anyone can turn these taxi squad corners into lemonade, it would be Double G.

Hail.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 16, 2007 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Oh my, even campus rags are getting into the act:

"If anything, the old school coach has cost them a few games. His ridiculously ineffective conservative play calling when the Redskins were down is apparently an attempt to keep the score close. But also, he plays conservatively when they're up to keep the advantage. Simply, it doesn't work.

The Redskins have lost more leads than the Los Angeles police department under Gibbs, who hasn't really been successful since 1992."

http://media.www.thetowerlight.com/media/storage/paper957/news/2007/11/15/Sports/Heatin.It.Up.Local.Nfl.Coaches.Belong.In.The.Unemployment.Lines-3102547.shtml

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Auggh, if you have a destiny, it is, by definition, beyond your control. If you could control your own destiny, it would be your future, or your reality.

Worst sports cliche' ever.

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 16, 2007 1:14 AM | Report abuse

"You're my density."

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 16, 2007 1:26 AM | Report abuse

Wait a minute, Doc. Ah... Are you telling me you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?

Posted by: MV_Dame | November 16, 2007 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of Back to the Future, and thus, of Michael J. Fox...

Anyone out there ever see Greedy? Phil Hartman at his stellar best. And Olivia d'Abo?? Sheesh. She was a HOTTIE back then...

Posted by: MV_Dame | November 16, 2007 1:56 AM | Report abuse

JLC,

You really shouldn't be driving when your spelling like that!

Seriously, though your a journalist, right?
Of some sort? I didn't realize spelling, grammar, and a basic use of pronouns were optional in that profession, what happened to proof reading?

You would have failed a first grade spelling test.

Just do me/he/we a favor and read your homework once before you turn it in!

Posted by: filmchis | November 16, 2007 2:31 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Hellooooooo. Where is everyone this morning?

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 9:01 AM | Report abuse

I have a "blogplaint". This is Dallas week, and Jasno is hardly feeding the hamsters anything!!! Didn't this happen before the first Philly game when he didn't post anything for 2 days before the game. I know he originally was busy b/c HB went to ESPN, but now with J. Reid, Jasno should have more time for his blog. Yes, I know "he doesn't get paid for this blog", but come on, this blog brings in tons of traffic for the WP which brings in advertising $$. Rembember last year, Jasno would post several times a day (real posts, not just "webchat todat at 1" or a guest blog during D-week), and he would actually READ the blog and comment and answer our questions actually in the blog?? Those were the good ol' days. I don't know if he got scared off during the offseason when ExtremeSkins tried to take over, or all the trash before registration, but it'd be nice to have the ol' bloggin' Jasno back.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 9:09 AM | Report abuse

I think everyone wants to ignore the fact that we have a game this week that does not look very winnable. Although if you use Riggo's way of thinking from his radio show, the more bad things that happen to the Skins the more they have a chance to win. Huh?

Posted by: pulldownclaw | November 16, 2007 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Couple things, not necessarily related to the Redskins:

1. The 49ers are benching Alex Smith, and putting in Trent Dilfer. You can say what you want about the price we paid to get Campbell, but you cannot deny that he is making progress. The 49ers used the First overall pick in the entire draft, and now don't think he's the answer. That sets your franchise back a few years. We've had that with Heath, and Desmond, and some others as well.

2. Apparently after Steve Spurrier made some remarks about the Georgia football team, Herschel Walker took umbrage, and challenged the old ball coach to a fist fight. You can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 9:15 AM | Report abuse

NCICURN remember his wife had another baby so that has taken some of his time away from the blog.

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 9:16 AM | Report abuse

that's one way to look at it pulldownclaw, until you remember the NE game.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 9:17 AM | Report abuse

I know he's got little rocco now, but; he used to even give us here on RI the first half of articles he had written for the paper a day or two in advance for us to chew on. Doesn't take much to cut and paste that into here.

I have a 11 month old baby, but my employer still expects me to keep up with all my "extra" duties besides just patient care--meetings, continuing education, volunteer projects, mandatory OT, etc.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I never defend Jasno, but just because on a map a place looks like it is "up" doesn't mean it is.

Posted by: eppard03 | November 15, 2007 04:56 PM

Being the mine of useless information that I am, in railway parlance the "up" line is the one that runs towards the bigger city of the two joined by the line. So in the UK, London is always "up" from everywhere else.

Sorry, I'll get me coat...

Posted by: Redcoat | November 16, 2007 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I'm sorry to say it, but I think I picked the correct tag.

Posted by: 5-11 | November 16, 2007 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Boy you guys are pessimistic today. But it was good to see MV_Dame was here yesterday and Periculum (Pete) was here a few days ago. Seems like people are drifting back to teh blog gradually.

Posted by: Redcoat | November 16, 2007 9:27 AM | Report abuse

dude- I didn't got to Georgia Tech so I could care less. I got stung on the back of my balls when I was a kid by a yellow jacket if you must know.

Cowboys 56 Skins 10

Posted by: yellow_jacket98 | November 15, 2007 03:59 PM

I think he was hanging out trying to get a bite of the PB&J sandwich I was eating at the time. Dude must of got tired of waiting.

Posted by: yellow_jacket98 | November 15, 2007 04:07 PM

Were you feeding it through your ass?

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 9:33 AM | Report abuse

5-11, you don't think they'll win a game the rest of the year? Really? Not one?

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 9:44 AM | Report abuse

I'm sorry to say it, but I think I picked the correct tag.

Posted by: 5-11 | November 16, 2007 09:23 AM

are you insane you have to be a dumb ass to think they won't win atleast one more game

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 9:57 AM | Report abuse

sams3-
If I remember correctly your momma was feeding it to me. Man that ho was something else.

Posted by: yellow_jacket98 | November 16, 2007 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Buenos Dias Blog.

Off topic for a moment. As the Redskins travel to Dallas this weekend we should all keep in mind the situation with Shawn Springs and his father. Ron Springs is still in a Dallas area hospital and has been in a coma since Oct 12th. Shawn has recently said that he realizes his father is going to a better place. I'm sure it will be tough on him to be playing in his father's home town and not being able to look up there and see his proud face. Let's all keep Shawn and his family in our thoughts and prayers through this tough time.

Posted by: bigfish | November 16, 2007 10:10 AM | Report abuse

good one bro, must have taken a while to think that one up. i'm sure you had pleanty of time while icing down your balls from your bee orgy.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Great post Bigfish. Yeah let's remember Springs and his family.

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Tough loss for Oregon last night. I wanted to see them go all the way. No way they lose that game if Dixon didn't get hurt. BCS system stinks. Bring on the playoffs!

Posted by: bigfish | November 16, 2007 10:21 AM | Report abuse

I think he's assuming that we'll give back the so-called "wins" against Arizona and the Jets on general principles.

Posted by: daggar | November 16, 2007 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and Miami too. Ahh, to be 2-7 and angling for Darren McFadden...

Posted by: daggar | November 16, 2007 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: fbailey | November 16, 2007 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Gibbs WILL NOT run a wide-open offense on Sunday. His plan will be to shorten the game and win TOP (35 min. or more). He'll hope to keep Romo off the field as much as possible. Now, if CP has an exceptional day, this possibly could work.

If they get three 7-8 min. drives with, say 17 pts. out of them, that would give them a chance.

Skins fans will be disappointed if they expect JC to be cut loose.

If/when the Skins get down by 2 or 3 TD's, things could change.

Posted by: gdennie | November 16, 2007 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Hardy Vision: Who's large and in charge among NFL coaches?

http://www.sportsline.com/spin/story/10475595/3

"11. Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins. Here's how I view Gibbs' current tenure in D.C.: Years ago, Gibbs was the dad who loved to drive the kids to the Grand Canyon in the family roadster for summer vacation. It was a great time! Now it's a huge miserable slog every time out. "Will you kids shut up back there? This new map is all screwed up. The old highway's been paved over, and all I see are new overpasses and exchanges. Was that our exit? I thought I told you kids to go to the bathroom before we left!" And all he hears from the back seat is "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Well technically, D.C. is at a higher elevation than Baltimore so....score one for Jasno.

Posted by: cmecyclist | November 16, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

REPPIN TX...things we need...

* It would be nice to get an early score from the DEF/ST.

* JC can't go toe-to-toe slugfest with Romo and TO...we need to pick and choose our spots to "open it up".

* Try not to let Marion Barber get going. These Cowboys feed off of him....everytime he uppercuts a safety to go on a 20 yd run, they get fired up.

* Let's hope no Leonard Davis throws things off for their O-Line.

Posted by: cej75024 | November 16, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

How amazing and touching would it be for Shawn to pick one off anf take it to the house. Can you imagine the emotion from him and the Texas Stadium crowd?

Posted by: cej75024 | November 16, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Forget that. The offense needs to go down the field to Cooley, ARE, and possibly if he plays, Moss. You know they're going to play the run early, and with Slow Williams and a less than healthy Henry back there, you've got to attack deep. Henry will be playing only in nickel situations, so I advise to pick on that other CB that every other team has focused on.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 11:12 AM | Report abuse

CEJ, that would be amazing.

I like the idea of us going no-huddle. Spead them out, and lets get Cooley going.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

No doubt....we can still go deep against Roy and Henry, but we have to pick our spots. Just heaving the ball every third play ain't gonna work . I don't think we can win a game 35-34 against these guys.

Posted by: cej75024 | November 16, 2007 11:21 AM | Report abuse

I didn't mean to throw the ball like a mad bomber. But mix it up early, take shots early, you know the Cowboys secondary is vulnerable. The Skins have to come in to this game like its a shootout, because no way can they rely on the D to contain them. I do agree that they should go into the no huddle, even though the Cowboys should be expecting it now. It will help tremendously if Washington starts on D though, especially in covering the Dallas TE's.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Jason Witten scares me. I can easily see him taking advantage of Rocky Mac in coverage. I do hope we act like a real team. The minute we start getting procedure and clock penalties it will be tough

Posted by: cej75024 | November 16, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Nate, I agree that Samuels and Kendall could well be having a Pro-Bowl year (i.e., the kind that deserves a family vacation to Hawaii in late January/early February). I'd put Rabach in there too, esp. given how badly his absence was felt when he was out for that game. Now that Portis is back in gear (and EVERYONE else ... other than Marion Barber ... is crapping it up), with a couple/few more 120 yard games, Portis could pull one out too. The Pro Bowl possibilities for those three O-linemen depends directly on Portis' performance and vice versa.

Frankly, those four guys are the key to maintaining time of possession this weekend ... and keeping Romo and his receivers off the field. If Cooley and McCardell could just keep the secondary honest (and keep the Cowboys' LBs out of the box), then those four guys could make for the "any given Sunday" game. HIGH level performances from those four, plus Cooley/McCardell/Jason Campbell are a bare minimum. Then SOMEONE needs to show up like they have not yet ... I'm thinking either Yoder or Caldwell ... for this cookie to crumble for the Skins' W. Mike Sellers must be large also (but mostly as a blocker) and special teams needs to be responsible for at least 12 points.

I can't bring myself to vote for the Pro Bowl ... no way I'm giving Sprint both my mailing address and phone number.

Posted by: dcsween | November 16, 2007 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Also, Nate, is this like T PLUS 3 and counting?

Posted by: dcsween | November 16, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, Witten is a beast. I honestly think the Skins will have to score at least 24 to be in this game. Whoever Jacque Reeves is covering, that's who I go to. Hopefully that will be ARE. I think Cooley can slice and dice this Dallas D too. The only thing is Campbell has not played well against 3-4 defenses this year. And I hope Grilliams doesn't employ that soft cover 2 again, because Barber and Jones will kill them underneath.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Switching gears just for a second here. ESPN is reporting that Jevon Kearse will be benched. He's been a total flop for them, and at twice the contract that we gave to Carter.

Just nice to point out that sometimes we make a good choice in free agency.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

"Well technically, D.C. is at a higher elevation than Baltimore so....score one for Jasno."

Would actually depend on where in D.C. and where in Baltimore. Foggy Bottom versus Mt. Washington (Balt.)? I think not.

Posted by: LiberalMike | November 16, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Skins need to score 30. I like our chances to hold Dallas under 30, even without Taylor. We will need 30 to win though and it would be HUGE if we could get a 2 score advantage (even 10 points) early so that Gregg can gamble a litte with the D and make Romo pay for his bad decision making. Cant sit on routs and go cover-0 without the lead though.

Posted by: LiberalMike | November 16, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Liberal Mike
Umm, are you sure you want the Skins with the lead? I think I'd rather have it tied up late in the fourth with the Skins having the last drive. At least that way, Gibbs can't go ultra conservo...Or can he?

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 11:53 AM | Report abuse

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A plane headed for Las Vegas from Seattle was diverted to Portland on Thursday afternoon after at least one passenger said a couple tried to join the "mile high club."

US Airways Flight 1473 left Seattle at 2:58 p.m., but a pair of unruly passengers caused it to be diverted and head for Portland International Airport.

The flight landed in Portland at 5 p.m. and a spokeswoman for US Airways said two people were escorted off the plane after a dispute with flight attendants.

"The people across the aisle from us were fooling around in their seats and they decided to go to the bathroom and fool around and they threatened the flight attendant," said passenger Jessica Smith.

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Having just flown for the first time in a while, I gotta ask "What's wrong with that... got any better plans for the next six hours?"
Of course, that leaves them with 5:45 to kill...

Posted by: daggar | November 16, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

jm220
So how does that fit into the Skins gameplan this week? Was Romo the one fooling around? And now because of his antics the NFL has decided to give him a one game suspension starting this weekend?

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Up 2 scores early? I think that's asking a lot. I'd like to see the Skiins win the toss, take the ball and have a nice 12 play drive for a TD. Gotta calm those fans down outta the gate.

cej - where you sitting? I have 2 tix in 126. I'll try to find you before the game with an intent of taking you up on that free beer offer.

As my grandpa used to say - There's only 3 kinds of beer, Bud out of a bottle, Bud out of a can and free beer. HAIL

Posted by: mile.high | November 16, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I think jm was trying to tell Nate that some fellow Redskins fans might be able to hook up at the bar this weekend.

Posted by: daggar | November 16, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

for clarification, i'm not a fan of Bud - whether in a bottle or a can...more of a New Belgium guy myself.

Posted by: mile.high | November 16, 2007 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I understand people think that attacking Reeves is a good idea. But he actually is fourth on the tackles list of dallas, and he has 9 passes defensed with 1 interception. He isn't exactly getting torched, they have about the same numbers on pass defense as the redskins.

I think it will be a tough game.

Posted by: rosebudd921 | November 16, 2007 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: daveskin | November 16, 2007 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I hate Dallas just as much as any Redskin fan, but I think everyone needs to be realistic on this one. No Taylor,Moss, and short at corner, we have a very slim chance to win this game. I hope i'm dead wrong, but the Boys are not the Lions and we are not playing at Fed Ex! Why Sean Taylor, Why????? (I was hoping he would break TO's arm this year).

Posted by: redryan400 | November 16, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Would you rather test Newman's side? Reeves is not horrible, but he isn't great either.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

No I am not saying that Reeves is great great, but all the extra attention on him this year sure has helped him get better, he isn't even that good, but he is not intimidated either. Besides henry plays the nickel and dime, so if the skins offense is predictable, the cowboys defensive package will have enough secondary to cover the redskins receivers. It will come down to making plays, I think ARE and Cooley can make them, they just have to execute.

Posted by: rosebudd921 | November 16, 2007 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I think jm was trying to tell Nate that some fellow Redskins fans might be able to hook up at the bar this weekend.

Posted by: daggar | November 16, 2007 12:01 PM


Nah. jm just telling us how Nate landed UP THERE in the PDX.

http://www.kptv.com/news/14610558/detail.html

Posted by: SonofNero | November 16, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Would you rather test Newman's side? Reeves is not horrible, but he isn't great either.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 12:09 PM

The only CB in the league that is more over hyped than Newman is Lito Sheppard.

Why do people assume Newman is good because John Madden told you so?

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Newman is good, because people don't throw to him. When they do he does what he has to do.

Lito shepherd has too many missed games.

Newman has only missed two games and that came this year in five years.

Look up the stats.

Posted by: rosebudd921 | November 16, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Some Redskins notes from an ESPN Chat:

Andrew (Indianapolis): After seeing the outbreak of the passing attack last week from J. campbell last week when they opened the passing game, would it make more sense for the Redskins to pursue big time receivers next year over anything else?

Matt Williamson: (12:08 PM ET ) Yes. I see their two biggest need as one more OLinemen who is versatile and can handle a few spots in a pinch and a big WR. They need another big body to throw to in the red zone and don't have a true #1 WR on their roster. Good call.


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Shon (Vegas): What are some of the matchups to look at in the Was/Dal game?

Matt Williamson: (12:10 PM ET ) Cooley vs. the Dallas LBs and Safeties. See what Shockey did to them last week? Could be a problem for Big D. Ware vs. Samuel will be a classic battle. TO vs. either CB...favors TO, he is playing great right now.


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Larry (New York): Matt, don't you think the Skins are very close to being a really good team?

Matt Williamson: (12:11 PM ET ) "Very close"? Hmmm....I will go with "Pretty Close". Campbell is coming along pretty well and I think he will eventually be quite good, but this will take time. We talked a little about their needs and I do think a big time talent at WR would go a long way. Maybe a high draft pick at CB as well.


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Larry (New York): Hey Matt, they let campbell play last week and you saw what he did; even with a depleted receiving core...the guy is a big time player that will lead the Skins to big seasons for a long time to come

Matt Williamson: (12:12 PM ET ) Not arguing with that

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

sams3
No, I usually can't even understand what Madden is saying or talking about. I don't assume Newman is that good, I know he is one of the better corners in the league and a lot better than Reeves. And how are Sheppard and Newman overhyped? Check out their numbers, they put up better numbers than any of our CB's the past couple of years. And I don't recall Newman giving up many big plays when teams did go to his side of the field. DeAngelo Hall is overhyped...

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

So -- my dilemma for the early part of the weekend is that I Tivo'ed the Eagles game... now that I know the result, is it worth trying to fit it into the already busy futbol-watching schedule?

Posted by: daggar | November 16, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

USA Today article on Springs..


Facing Cowboys more emotional than usual for Redskins' Springs

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/200
7-11-15-2930973015_x.htm

Posted by: EinVB | November 16, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

ga8085-

I was thinking the same thing, no one is saying Newman is the most amazing guy ever, but he is pretty damn good at his job. Plus he is dependable for the 'boys, redskins need to draft a dependable non-injury prone CB.

Posted by: rosebudd921 | November 16, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Said me will try to practice Friday perhaps.
...
Wish we luck with traffic.
By Jason La Canfora | November 15, 2007; 2:58 PM ET

As Sir John Gielgud said, "the words are all there, Dickie, we just have to get them in the right order".

Posted by: daggar | November 16, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

daggar - there are highlights in the game, but the last ten minutes are exceedingly painful - maybe knowing how it ends will make it better, I dunno

Posted by: johndinhouston | November 16, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Good luck to Ryan Clark.

Posted: 25 minutes ago
Steelers' Clark has spleen removed one day after going on IR
Associated Press


PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark's spleen was removed during surgery Thursday, a day after he was placed on injured reserve.

Clark cannot play again this season, but is expected to resume his football career next year if he has no further complications. Clark had problems with his spleen while he was with the Washington Redskins, but they did not prevent him from playing a full season with Pittsburgh in 2006.

The problem recurred during the Steelers' Oct. 21 game against the Broncos, aggravated by Denver's altitude, according to the team. The 28-year-old Clark was forced to stay an extra night in Denver when his spleen became inflamed, and he did not play in the Steelers' last three games.

Clark joined the Steelers as a free agent in 2006, following Chris Hope's signing with the Tennessee Titans.

The Steelers have replaced Clark with Anthony Smith, a third-round draft pick in 2006

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Rosebud
Yeah, woudn't that be nice to have a CB that was not injury prone? Or for that matter WR's and O lineman. I looked over the FA's at the CB spot and there are not a lot of impressive names out there.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Trufant from the Seahawks and Asomungha from the Raiders look like the top free agent CB's next year. The WR crop is equally unimpressive. As far as big WR's, Jerry Porter and Wilford from Jacksonville look to be the best.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

ga8085 -

Yeah, too many holes too patch up, need picks to get WR, OL, and CB. Not enough picks, and too many FA are getting big contracts and not working out too well with new teams.

Having a good coach and QB help get good people to come to your team. Hell look at
Indy and NE.

Posted by: rosebudd921 | November 16, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

rosebud
DL is going to be another need too. Either at DT or DE or both. I'd hate to be the guy trying to patch these holes up in the offseason and deal with the dead contracts as well. I'd do it like this: 1st Round: O line, 2nd: CB, 3rd:DL (not sure if we have a 3rd this year) later rounds: WR's. Free agency: Focus on depth, no outlandish contracts.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

ga8085-

I was thinking the same thing, no one is saying Newman is the most amazing guy ever, but he is pretty damn good at his job. Plus he is dependable for the 'boys, redskins need to draft a dependable non-injury prone CB.

Posted by: rosebudd921 | November 16, 2007 12:32 PM

I understand what you are saying but the situations he is put in compared to washingtons cb's are night and day.

Teams are constantly trying to battle back against dallas and throwing the ball alot also the acutally get a pass rush which leads to bad throws.

Im not saying he is bad im saying that he isn't as great as he is made out to be. there is no way in hell he is as good as springs.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

ga8085 I just thougth it was a funny story.

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Haynsworth and Jared Allen are FA's too. Can't go wrong with either one of those guys on the DL. Imagine Allen on one side, and Carter on the other? That's a heck of a pass rush there.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

isn't Randy Moss a FA next year, i thought he just signed a 1 year contract. i doubt that the Pats will let him go, but I could definately see the Danny making a run at him if given the chance.

Posted by: gethanr13 | November 16, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Haynsworth is the man to go after, carter has the side locked down if you can flush out the pocket carter can run even more wild than he does now. When Grif is on point he does this but hes not dependable every game.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Springs is a good corner, but he's getting old. I doubt he will be back next year, even though I think he's got another year or two left in him.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

No way the Pats are going to let Moss go and I don't think he'd leave anyway. That would be nice if we could line up Haynesworth and Griffin together and have Montgomery and Golston rotate in. Don't think the Skins will have the cap space to contend for Albert though.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Big Al is going to be preimere there is no way they will get him.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

P.S i like evans way more than golston

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Not to be a Debbie Downer, but with our cap situation, NOT that we're going to be in cap hell, but with our cap, we're not going to be in the running for ANY of these guys, and I think that's a good thing. We need to focus more on the draft, than ANYTHING else.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Last time I checked, Golston was a DT and Evans was a DE.

Posted by: tafka | November 16, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Last time I checked, Golston was a DT and Evans was a DE.

Posted by: tafka | November 16, 2007 01:14 PM

last time i watched an actual game i took my head out of my ass and watched where he lined up instead of what a depth chart told me.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I see you have your head back in it's normal place today.

Posted by: tafka | November 16, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I would like us to get the DL from LSU. He is young and a beast.

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I see you have your head back in it's normal place today.

Posted by: tafka | November 16, 2007 01:20 PM

I'm not sure what that means but I kind of enjoy it.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 1:22 PM | Report abuse

JM, Glen Dorsey, he's a stud, and while yeah, I'd love for him to be on the Redskins, he's going in the top 5, most likely.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Touche, Tafka or should I say Tushy.

Posted by: MadDog | November 16, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Sorry I got a little wild, all i'm saying is that yes he is listed as a DE but he spends most of his time as a DT.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth is the face stompy guy? Yeah, no thank you.

Incredibly, Smoot's Sex Boat deal looks better and better, compared to the face stompy and bitey dog and paralyzy strip club bouncer deals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwxMRPTsYeo

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 16, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

"We're rotating guys through there and I'll play anywhere they want," Landry said. Asked what his favorite position was, Landry said, "My favorite spot is winning, that's it." --


From today's Post article. I love L2's attitude...need more of it on the 'Skins. Plus he's a straight up beast. Makes jm220 look like a girly man!

Posted by: 4-12 | November 16, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

LOL
Yeah, Evans plays both DE and DT. If we decide to get rid of Daniels, I would be confident with Evans taking over the starting spot. We'll have to see how Chris Wilson comes along. He could really solve the question marks at DE if he progresses.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

jm - You may want to check out Vernon Gholston of Ohio State. He might be available. (It wouldn't be too confusing, having Golston and Gholston on the same line, would it?)

Posted by: tafka | November 16, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Glenn Dorsey won't last three picks. Scouts have him going to the Dolphins.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

yes he is face stoppy guy but if you remember it was the cowboys center he did it to so not only is it excused i think we should give him a huge deal in hopes of a repeat.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

ga8085 Chris seems like a great yougn player but he is very undersized daniels brings alot to the run front and you would be taking a big step down in that area with such an undersized DL

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

gregmarino88 in that case I say trade the # 1 pick for Chad Johnson. (yeah I know it will never happen but let a brother dream)

4-12 yeah L2 is a straight beast but I wouldn't go as far as to he make me look like a girly man.

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Dan Snyder: Hey Vinnie, go ahead and make a move up to get that Dorsey guy.

Vinnie: Hey Dolphins, You can have our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th round picks this year, our first next year and LaRon Landry for your 1st round pick. What's that? You need more. Okay I'll throw in Sean Taylor too. Deal.

Posted by: bigfish | November 16, 2007 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Yeah jm- Since cL isn't here, I was trying to provoke you! Gotta get fired up for Sunday.

Posted by: 4-12 | November 16, 2007 1:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure the Skins are going to have the financial latitude to be signing a premier FA defensive end. Freeney put the salary level out of sight for the position. It might be worth taking a look at Derrick Harvey of Florida in the draft. (Chances are very slim that Daniels will be around next year.)

Posted by: tafka | November 16, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

lol it hard for me due to the Reaper not playing. It might not happen for me until Sunday morning.

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 1:41 PM | Report abuse

sam
Yeah, I know he needs to gain some weight. But I don't know if they're going to keep Daniels next year. So I say play Evans as the starter, and bring in Wilson (15lbs heavier) to spell him. This line needs to get younger, and quite frankly Daniels hasn't produced in a while. But if he's willing to restructure his contract...

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Bigger question is who will be around to replace M. Washington/Godfrey at OLB (Sam) next year.

Daniels - gone
Phillips - gone
Washington - gone
Godfrey - gone

Posted by: tafka | November 16, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I know. It feels more like "Lust for keep it really close and play super-smart and fight your guts out up here because we're all in this together and maybe, just maybe...". Doesn't exactly inspire the old WE WANT DALLAS feeling.

Posted by: 4-12 | November 16, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

tafka
How do you figure Washington is gone next year? He's not a free agent is he?

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

very well said 4-12. Up until the Reaper got hurt I was really looking foward to the game. The Cowgirls aren't that great on D and our D at full strength can handle their O.

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Tafka
And who is Phillips? I think you need to go back and study your 2007 Redskins. You'll have an exam Sun. Right now your barely passing.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

JM, Just say NO, to trading our #1 pick. We need to get young, and we need the salary relief, but what are we talking draft for during Dallas week? Hammers for both of us.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

bigfish,

Santana must have heard you questioning his fortitude. I heard on the radio a few minutes ago that he practiced today and is probable for Sunday.

I feel kinda odd saying this, but I'm not sure how I feel about him playing. There are obviously not enough receivers, but JC really seems to get into a rhythm more easily and spread the ball around better when Moss doesn't play. Ugh.

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Word up Mile High - love the story about Texas history.

I think we will fight our guts out. I don't know if it'll be enough, but I don't expect to lose for lack of effort. We clearly neeed to make a couple big plays and/or catch a few breaks. If Lay-Ron can TKO TO and/or Romeo early on, I will run naked thru the bar. Maybe that's not proper incentive but you get my point - TOTALLY agree with jdixon35 that we need to make a statement. Not suggesting we "Sweep the knee (La)Ronny!!" ala Karate Kid, but a reasonably vicious late but not too late hit might pay dividends...

HAIL

Posted by: lmgaffney | November 16, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Good intel JustMe, thanks...hope that report is accurate. I know 89 hasn't had his best season by far, but we still need him out there. If he's close to 100%, he will produce and will stretch the defense. He is so overdue, please let this be the week that he and Campbell get on the same page....

Posted by: lmgaffney | November 16, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

lol - sorry

Phillips should have been Griffin. (It's Friday, I hope.)

M Washington - too many injuries, too much lost game time, cutting him will save about 2.0 million (Projected 2008 cap is looking very bad for keeping veterans.)

Posted by: tafka | November 16, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

justme
Well Campbell did play well when Santana was on the field in the first game against the Eagles. That's got to be a positive. And Moss is the Cowboys boogie man, so if anything, they'll be more worried about a deep threat than if he wasn't playing.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Say no to trading our #1 pick, and for goodness sake, say no to Ocho Cinco. I love watching him play, and I love his entertainment value. I'm just not sure I would perceive it (the entertainment part) the same way on the team I love. Looks like it might start out fun, but eventually become more of a distraction than it's worth.

Also, say no to DeAngelo Hall. On First Take on ESPN2 this morning, they were already mentioning the Skins as frontrunners for his services (in exchange for a first day draft pick, which in the next draft would be a #1 or #2 pick) in the offseason. My guess is that his agent has put it out there to start working up his price.

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I don't think they can afford to let go of Washington. He's still a beast, and well everybody has gotten injured this year. I'd atleasy give him one more year to bounce back. He's still a great LB, and with so many other needs, 2 million against the cap isn't that bad to keep him.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to have Hall on this team, but I wouldn't give up a #1 for him, that's for sure. Difference with him is that he's still young, and while overrated, he's a solid DB. No way for Ocho Cinco, he'd go crazy with the lack of passes that would come his way (IF Gibbs is back).

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

ga8085,

You're certainly right about him presenting the possibility of a deep threat, which is something the Pokes wouldn't have to concern themselves with so much with on McCardell, Caldwell, Farris, and Randel El on the field.

I'm hoping this is the week Moss and Campbell finally get on the same page as well.

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

what are we talking draft for during Dallas week? Hammers for both of us.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 01:54 PM

So true my friend. So true. I have no problem with Ocho Cinco. He is just having fun out there and I see nothing wrong with it.

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Any chance we get a new post regarding who was practicing today, or was J-La staying in the B-more?

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I would be blown away if the get rid of washington. He is one of the best players on the defense.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Justme
Maybe they can finally connect on some deep posts, Brunell style!

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the info on The Cowboy Killa Moss JustMe.

Say No to Ocho Cinco. Not tall enough, strong enough or tough enough for what we need. Say yes to Larry Fitzgerald.

Posted by: bigfish | November 16, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

"Davis looks fine
Practice access for the media just wrapped up, and G Leonard Davis was a full participant, there for stretcing and bag drills. Wade Phillips seemed unsure whether he would play, and there's certainly a chance that Davis will be held back in the closed part of practice, but he looked ready to go in the part that Cowboys Blog viewed.

Everyone except Terry Glenn was there, and no one was held out, though CB Anthony Henry was still playing a "sub packages" role. And here's one last nugget: Rookie LB Justin Rogers seemed to be playing the role of Chris Cooley for the look team. They had him flanked out on Roy Williams during defensive passing skeleton work."

Posted by: bigfish | November 16, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

No trades this offseason, please. Lets keep the picks that we have, and if anything, lets move back to get more of them.

When was the last time we had our #1, #2, and #3 all in the same year? Its been a while.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else out there losing posts today?

M. Washington's cap hit is more than 6.0 million if he is on the roster in 2008. Cut him and his cap hit drops to 4.0 million. Give him a post-June 1 designation and the hit is 2.0 million in both 2008 and 2009.

The bad news is that he is over 30. The other bad news is that the Skins will be 10 million over the cap, even if the cap increases by 10% for 2008.

Posted by: tafka | November 16, 2007 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Larry Fitzgerald would be great. But, he'd be pissed too if we don't start throwing the ball more.

My dream would be to find some way to get Anquan Boldin. I just love his toughness.

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Thankfully, my post the other day about going with a youth movement is resonating.

It is the only long term solution to the Redskins problems.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Taf, I've been losing posts here and there, since they started registration.

As far as MW goes, I think he'll get an adjustment done, and he'll be there next year. 30 isn't the death knell for players. Look at the Pats linebackers, Vrabel, Seau, Bruschi, all well over 30. Heck Seau is 38.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

tafka,

He just turned 30 last month.

Also, where do you think the team is going to find an LB of comparable ability (remember, before the hamstring problems, they were using him as a rush end as well) for less money?

He and others will just restructure, same as they do every offseason.

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 2:38 PM | Report abuse

x_1967

I don't think you have an exclusive franchise on advocating that the Redskins need to get younger, bigger, faster, stronger. There were several people here saying the same thing last winter.

Posted by: tafka | November 16, 2007 2:41 PM | Report abuse

X, you state you want to get younger, but you also stated that you want to trade a 26 year old rb, and a 25 yr old tight end?? Help me out here?

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4-12 | November 16, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I hate Cowboy fans, talking **** on all other chats! I wish we could pull this game out! Maybe Taylor will come through over night! I would love to see him play this game!

Posted by: redryan400 | November 16, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Jeeeeeez. Touchy, touchy. I was just screwing around. People around here are way too serious sometimes.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

"X, you state you want to get younger, but you also stated that you want to trade a 26 year old rb, and a 25 yr old tight end?? Help me out here?"

OK, I'll help you out.

First, Portis may be 26 human years but for a running back he is old due to all the carries he has had. As well, he has been hurt and not playing well (until the last two games) since last season.

Second, the TE Cooley, has a high trade value. We would be able to add more value with picks or a plethora of younger players.

Third, by going with youth and keeping Campbell, he automatically becomes the team leader and can grow into a QB that exercises authority over the new and remaining offensive players.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I make sure I usually hit CTR C before submitting, that way if it gets lost I can just paste it again quickly. We don't necessarily need a top flight WR, just a guy with size who is a red zone threat. With Moss and ARE back next year with Cooley, there won't be many balls going around in Gibbs conservative offense. A top notch receiver will end up ringing Joe Gibbs neck if he doesn't get the ball consistently thrown to him. Coles got the heck out of town, after 2004, he saw the writing on the wall. Even though he's been a major bust for the Jags, Matt Jones might be a good fit at a low price if they cut him. As I stated before Wilford is going to be a FA too that might not cost too much. Both have great size, and if they come in as a number 3 receiver, there won't be as much pressure on them like in Jville.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

X1967
You're nuts!! I can see your scenario with Portis, but Cooley? Yeah that's smart, get rid of your young QB's security blanket. The only real scoring threat in the red zone. Are you related to Snyder by any chance?

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I think we'll see a personnel fire sale at the end of this season if it goes in the crapper, mainly b/c guys will want out.

Now that I'm against trading CP, I wouldn't be surprised to see him want out if thangs don't turn around, same for Moss. They're both at the point in their careers where productivity is potentially going to drop (if it hasn't already) and they'll start contemplating where their chances for a ring would be best.

Many of the older recent FA pick-ups, Washington, Griffin, Daniels, Kendall, Godfrey, and even Fletch (to say nothing of Pooch, Fabini and the cadre of receivers) are in no way part of the long term plans around the Park.

It's going to be a long off-season and I wouldn't be surprised to see our FO go back to trading away the future with futile stop-gap measures.

Posted by: LarryBud | November 16, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I just don't see that happening LarryBud. They will have to lose every game here on out for that.

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 3:02 PM | Report abuse

"Are you related to Snyder by any chance?"

ROTFLMAO.....You the guy I call Little Prick Danny (LPD)?

I have to ask though, can't Cooley be replaced? We got him in the 3rd round.

Also, maybe JCam needs to get rid of his security blanky and look for 2nd and 3rd receiver options. Otherwise he may develop into a Brunell type that locks into to the primary WR (think Moss) and then goes straight to blanky or tosses it in the seats. Aren't we trying to develop him to be a great QB?

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I should probably have thrown Jansen into that batch. We'll also be needing 2 new kickers, IMO.

Posted by: LarryBud | November 16, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Thanks 4-12. I make it a rule to avoid the bog for obvious reasons but that was f'ing hilarious.

Posted by: smarty_pants | November 16, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

jm,

You are the daddy mac, but those that I mentioned are elderly and, even if we win the whole kit and kaboodle, some of the old dudes are going to have to go sooner rather than later. Maybe not so much CP or Moss, but only if we start winning, a lot.

Posted by: LarryBud | November 16, 2007 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Ok, X, so based on your logic. Clinton is 26 and has a career total of 1566 carries

Ladanian Tomlinson, is 28, and has a total of 2226 career carries.

Based on your misguided logic, San Diego should be trading him, or cutting him ANY time now, right? I mean, he's 2 years older than Clinton, and has over 600 MORE carries than he does.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... game, set, match Mr. gregmarino ocho-ocho.

Posted by: LarryBud | November 16, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

"Based on your misguided logic, San Diego should be trading him, or cutting him ANY time now, right?"

At least take everything I wrote into account. Tell me about L.T's injury history.

Compare it to Portis'. I see CP with knee problems. And L.T?

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Tendonitis? So you want to dump Portis over tendonitis?

Another good call on your part.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Oh and by the way, what kind of year is L.T. having?
Att yds avg long TDs
2006 348 1815 5.2 85 28
2007 176 733 4.2 41 8

Looks like a big drop off if prorated over 16 games. He might have half the TD's as last year. I'd trade him as he'll be 29 next year and still has value.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:15 PM | Report abuse

"Tendonitis? So you want to dump Portis over tendonitis?"

What? You don't think that is serious? He sucked the first seven games. Also they call it -itis because it is CHRONIC! That means it will not GO AWAY!

Sheesh!

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Looks like a big drop off if prorated over 16 games. He might have half the TD's as last year. I'd trade him as he'll be 29 next year and still has value.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 03:15 PM

You have really lost it my friend. No way you tade LT

Posted by: jm220 | November 16, 2007 3:18 PM | Report abuse

4-12,

Thanks for the link to the bog. That was the funniest thing I've read all week. LOL

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 3:20 PM | Report abuse

"You have really lost it my friend. No way you tade LT"

Two words for you, Hershel Walker.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:21 PM | Report abuse

LT will probably end up with somewhere around 13-1400 yards, and 12-15 touchdowns. Yeah, that guy SUCKS!!

Dude are you serious? I suppose now that Adrian Peterson has suffered a knee injury the Vikes should dump him as well? I mean, look at his injury history!!

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 3:22 PM | Report abuse

24 hours, no new post on the Friday of Dallas week! If Papa Jasno can't handle the duties of parenthood and bloghood, please pass the blog on to somebody else. I'm sure there has to be SOME news from Ashburn.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 3:22 PM | Report abuse

"suppose now that Adrian Peterson has suffered a knee injury the Vikes should dump him as well? I mean, look at his injury history!!"

Difference, Peterson is 22.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

X, you just lost ALL credibility when you compared Hershell and LT. LOL, you're a cowboys fan right?

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Two words for you, Hershel Walker.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 03:21 PM

Two words for you, Barry Sanders.

Posted by: bigfish | November 16, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

X1967
Cooley is one of the best young TE's in the game. Also, every QB likes to have that security blanket he can go to that he feels comfortable with. Cooley is not injury prone, does everything well, and has formed good chemistry with Campbell. So even though he was taken in the 3rd round, no he's not replaceable. Especially in this day and age where TE's are so integral in the offense. I can see trading Jansen, Springs, maybe Portis, but not Cooley. He's been the team's most consistent performer. Now go back and tell your uncle the fans have spoken!

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

"He sucked the first seven games."

Actually, no. The o-line was the problem at the beginning of the year and now they are playing as a cohesive unit. Also, splitting carries with Betts hurt him. Now that he gets 30 carries per game, he is the man again.

With a very few exceptions, since Portis has been here, 30 carries=100yds=WIN.

Posted by: LiberalMike | November 16, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Emmitt played well into his thirties and didn't start slowing down until the last couple of years. I say Portis has atleast another good 3 years left. At least Brunell's contract will be gone.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

"X, you just lost ALL credibility when you compared Hershell and LT. LOL, you're a cowboys fan right?"

Didn't Hershel Walker get the highest return ever for an NFL trade? At the time, Walker was thought as a superstar, the only guy to have run for a TD over 80yds and catch a pass for over 80yds in a game. The Vikings considered him to be the final piece they needed to get to the super bowl. It didn't work out that way but the idea is that the collective belief now about LT is the same as it was for Walker then.

The Cowboys built their three super teams on that trade alone.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

4-12,
Thanks for the link. That was friggin' hilarious!! Why can't Jasno get us info like that!?!

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

"Emmitt played well into his thirties and didn't start slowing down until the last couple of years."

Yes, and Smith was one of the draft picks the Cowboys got from the Vikings.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Radios are reporting Moss participated in today's practice/walk-through, is probable, and looks like he'll play.

Guess thats not worthy of a blog in the Washington Post on the Friday of dallas Week. What a joke.

Posted by: LiberalMike | November 16, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see how Heyer continues to develop. If he progresses quickly, the team can concentrate on a D lineman or CB in the first round and get a Guard in the later rounds. This team needs to get younger along the line, that's where the injuries crop up most of the time.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Hey, give the guy a break. He's probably fighting his guts out in traffic or something.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

X, no one is making that big a mistake again. How did that work out for Minnesota? Not so good right?

So based on the fact that Minnesota OVER PAID for HW, and the trade BLEW UP in their faces, what makes you think that someone would do the same thing?

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

X1967
Yeah...That wasn't my point. Point being, not every RB slows down when nearing thirty. It depends on the player. I would entertain trade possibilites with Portis though, because Betts can step in and be the starter. But anything lower than a third rounder I would reject.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Not real into talking draft or next year already but since Jasno has left us high and dry and some of the convo here is steering that way, here is my 2 cents. Chris Long - DE - Virginia. He is Howie Long's kid and gets a ton of sacks.

http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=1133501&SPSID=88799&SPID=10606&DB_OEM_ID=17800

Posted by: cdubb | November 16, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

What? You don't think that is serious? He sucked the first seven games. Also they call it -itis because it is CHRONIC! That means it will not GO AWAY!

Sheesh!

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 03:18 PM

-------------------------------

Actually, the suffix "-itis" means "inflammation of a (specified) organ". Has NOTHING do to with being a chronic condition. Hence the term "appendicitis"--definatley not chronic. Nice try, but know what you're talking about.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Amen to Mike's 3:32 post!!

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

cdubb
Long will be "long" gone by the time the Skins number comes up. He's a top ten rated player.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

NCICURN, bringing the HEAT!!!

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

"So based on the fact that Minnesota OVER PAID for HW, and the trade BLEW UP in their faces, what makes you think that someone would do the same thing?"

Isn't one of the main caveats of history is that people repeat it?

But I do have two words for you that will probably make you laugh- Dan Snyder.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Glenn Dorsey won't last three picks. Scouts have him going to the Dolphins.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 01:30 PM

Hey you guys, no fair! We're only one game out of 31st place you know.

Posted by: Redcoat | November 16, 2007 3:42 PM | Report abuse

pericarditis--inflammation of the pericardium (the sac surrounding the heart)

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 3:42 PM | Report abuse

vaginitis--inflammation of the , oh well, use your imagination.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

conjunctivitis-- "pink eye", inflammation of the conjunctiva; again, NOT CHRONIC.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Probably so ga8085. But we have been known to wheel and deal before so who knows what will happen down the road. Not to be a pessimist either but if we keep having injuries we may end up in the top 10. Still have a bitter taste from being at the game last Sunday.

Posted by: cdubb | November 16, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Itis

1: disease or inflammation (which is chronic)

2: plural usually -itises : condition likened to a disease --chiefly in nonce formations

When do diseases just go away and never come back?

Another one-

What causes tendonitis?
The most common cause of tendonitis is overuse. Commonly, individuals begin an exercise program, or increase their level of exercise, and begin to experience symptoms of tendonitis. The tendon is unaccustomed to the new level of demand, and this overuse will cause an inflammation and tendonitis.

Tell me when an NFL running back has time to not overuse his tendons?

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

To begin with, tendonitis is not a disease, it's a condition or INFLAMMATION ; anyways, plenty of diseses (and other conditions) go away and never come back. That's what we in the medical field call "CURED". If something does reoccur over an extended period of time, then, the prefix "CHRONIC" is added to it, such as "Chronic Obstuctive Pulmonary Disease", "Chronic Bronchitis", "Chronic Head in Your A$$".

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 3:53 PM | Report abuse

NC, ""Chronic Head in Your A$$", thats just pure comedy gold.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

"Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007"

Your just pissed because I am right about everything from Portis to LT and Walker.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 3:56 PM | Report abuse

X_1967itis-- inflammation of a blog.

Posted by: 4-12 | November 16, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I'll come back when the excruciatingly boring ER talk is over and football talk resumes...

Posted by: ga8085 | November 16, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, greg. Have to go take a quick snooze and get ready for the night shift in which I'll be taking care of patients with both acute and chronic conditions and hopefully will work towards curing them. Unfortunately, though, for our friend X_, there is no cure for Chronic Head in Your A$$.

Posted by: NCICURN | November 16, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

X_1967itis--inflammation of a blog. A temporary condition. Sometimes referred to as a troll. I see your point NCICURN.

Posted by: 4-12 | November 16, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Theory:
Moss doesn't have a bad heel-----fake injury report (needed last week to get his hammy or groin back into shape). Girls will fall asleep on him and he will catch 6 balls for 149 and 2 td's. Hail!

Posted by: dlhaze | November 16, 2007 3:59 PM | Report abuse

X, dude go away. You got found out, NC proved you were a fraud.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 4:00 PM | Report abuse

"Another common cause of symptoms of tendonitis is due to age-related changes of the tendon. As people age, the tendons loose their elasticity and ability to glide as smoothly as they used to. With increasing age, individuals are more prone to developing symptoms of tendonitis. The cause of these age-related changes is not entirely understood, but may be due to changes in the blood vessels that supply nutrition to the tendons."

Portis ain't getting younger either.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

"X, dude go away. You got found out, NC proved you were a fraud."

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 04:00 PM

Aren't you the idiot that can't refute anything I've written?

Yeah that's right, you are Mr. "self depreciating."

Loser

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

This just in (for you older fans):
Mark Murphy just beat Roy Williams and Tom Landry's ghost in the 100 yd dash.
Then George Allen's ghost came on to the field and kicked the cr@p out of Tom Landry's ghost.
The hate just isn't like it used to be. WE WANT DALLAS!

Posted by: dlhaze | November 16, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

X, LOL, you're funny.

Yup, you're right, lets trade Portis, Cooley, Samuels, heck, while we're at it, lets scrap Campbell too. It all makes sense now.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 16, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Who broked the blog?

Posted by: Redcoat | November 16, 2007 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Is Jasno still laying in a gutter somewhere in Charm City?

Skins by 35!!

Posted by: pulldownclaw | November 16, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Good to see everyone blogging their guts out!

And X is right--the core of the Cowboys Superbowl teams was built on the Hershel Walker trade with Minnesota.

The Skins could have done the same... remember, Mike Ditka traded all the Saints' 1999 draft picks (plus his 1st round pick in 2000) to the Redskins to move up and get Ricky Williams. The Skins traded most of those picks to the Bears to move up and get Champ Baily. Ultimately, they got Champ Baily & Jon Jansen (1999), LaVar Arrington and Chris Samuels (2000) after that big trade. All good players, but it seems like the Skins could have done more with that opportunity.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 16, 2007 5:27 PM | Report abuse

"... All good players, but it seems like the Skins could have done more with that opportunity. ..."

Posted by: Alan4 | November 16, 2007 05:27 PM

Yes, like trading for Herschel Walker!

Posted by: dcsween | November 16, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand why CP has an "injury history" just becasue he had a year worth of injuries.

They were all a chain reaction caused by the previous because he is bad ass and kept trying to truck through them. Once his should was banged up he ran differently and everything went from there. Other than that he is insanly durable.

Everyone always wants to dump everyone all the time. How about we trade everyone on the team for draft picks and just play with people from the street for a year. That will get the skins going in the right direction.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Alan4 what more could they have done elaborate....

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

They got 3 perenial probowlers (lavar was this at one point) and a solid starting right tackle. THey REALLY crapped out.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Superbowl

love your self (Skins)

Ravens Suck

Registration sucks more.

Bary Bonds is full of the Clear.

Dallas are Punks

CP da man

I feel the kool-aid running through my body.

Victory

Posted by: mul | November 16, 2007 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I think Lloyd is going to have a good game this week and we will win.

Posted by: mul | November 16, 2007 6:10 PM | Report abuse

"They got 3 perenial probowlers (lavar was this at one point) and a solid starting right tackle. THey REALLY crapped out."

Yeah they did. But they could have had more youth had they not traded alot of the other picks.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Sam,
My last post didn't seem to make it, but there were 16 pro-bowlers selected AFTER Champ Bailey. He's all they really got out of the 1999 side of the trade.

Imagine if they had upgraded multiple positions with 2 picks every round instead of one, (and he tured out to be disgruntled after a few years anyway!).

Posted by: Alan4 | November 16, 2007 6:24 PM | Report abuse

You really make some idiotic comments for a 40 yr old X!!!

Posted by: Tyler84101 | November 16, 2007 6:25 PM | Report abuse

You really make some idiotic comments for a 40 yr old X!!!

Posted by: pmedvene | November 16, 2007 06:25 PM


I'll take that as a complement due to the fact you have done nothing to back up your statement and exhibited yourself as just another knave on this blog.

Can't any of my detractors provide anything of substance to refute my arguments?

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Dude, what Ive read I dont agree with especially trading Cooley..Why would that work for you, the majority is right on this one..Henceforth You sir are an idiot

Posted by: Tyler84101 | November 16, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

I never confuse my opinion with actual facts. I also hate hindsight.

Posted by: not X_1967

Posted by: notguy | November 16, 2007 6:40 PM | Report abuse

"the majority is right on this one..Henceforth You sir are an idiot"

Posted by: pmedvene | November 16, 2007 06:39

Ah, I see. A true Democrat (in the Plato sense)you are. Like to hide behind the majority do you? So therefore you can't rely on yourself and stand alone on the values you have. Get some courage.

Mob rule is the tyranny of the majority. You and the other Redskin sycophants on this blog are an embarrassment. Try thinking for once instead of name calling.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 16, 2007 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Alright...I will try thinking then...Sir..I THINK you are an idiot..My opinion only..Is that better... Actaully Im bummed you are a Skins fan

Posted by: Tyler84101 | November 16, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Sam (Part II),
Breaking into the blog war for just a minute, the Bears made a lot of bad decisions after the Skins gave them all those picks in 1999--after all, they took Cade McNown with their 1st round pick.

But with 2 picks every round, they STILL ended up with 2 pro-bowlers (WR Marty Booker and CB Jerry Azumah). Oh yeah, they also drafted the same OLB Warrick Holdman who ended up later with the Skins. It's hard to go wrong when you have that many picks, so I think the Skins gave away way too many potential young players to get Bailey.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 16, 2007 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Alan4 I can respect that answer cause you backed it up. Good posting.

Posted by: sams3 | November 16, 2007 7:34 PM | Report abuse

NFL Network alert:

On now

Redskins vs Cowboys from opening day Sept 22, 1999.

Sad though Skins were up 35-14 and ended up losing.

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Rookies Champ Bailey and Jon Jansen starting

Stephen Davis starting at RB over Skip Hicks

Westbrook and Connell at WR

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 9:20 PM | Report abuse

oh terrible memory to bring up, but hey, it is Dallas week.

We lost that one in OT, correct?

Hey Skins fans, how many of you are old enough to remember these two games?
I do, and they were both great memories from my childhood!!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bzj-jvnhsO0&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8EWGZVTPiHg&feature=related

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Brad Johnson QB
FB Larry Centers
CB Darrell Green
TE Stephen Alexander

You know that Skins team still had Brian Mitchell running back kicks and RB on third downs mostly.

That team also had WR Irving Fryar whose career was coming to an end, and I also remember another younger WR who played special teams.

That's right... James Thrash!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Good Stuff Ray
This is my best memory:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tQNdM664kQM&feature=related
Best sporting event I ever attended

Posted by: rbd202 | November 16, 2007 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Box score http://www.databasefootball.com/boxscores/gamedata.htm?dy=12&mth=9&yr=1999&tm=WAS&lg=NFL

WR Stats
........................... C Yds Avg Lg TD
Michael Westbrook 5 159 31.8 59 1
Albert Connell........ 4 137 34.3 55 1

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Cool new feature in 1999

Instant replay and challanges

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 10:13 PM | Report abuse

That 99 team was a real disappointment to me.
I really thought they were going to do something but they would find ways to lose close games and this was when Norv could be heard "we just didn't make plays", he continued that so much into the 2000 season he never made it through that season.

We were one of the best teams in the NFC at times in 99 and then we were so average on other Sundays.
This team had Big Daddy, and Marco Coleman, Kennard Lang, Shawn Barber, Matt Stevens, but Norv could not lead in close games.

Remember the playoff game vs. Tampa?
We led on the road 13-0 and lost!
Offense drove late into FG range and Dan Turk had the bad FG snap. By this time late in the season, our offense was already sputtering we were going down hill into a very mediocre 2000 season that cost Norv his job.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Ray,

I was at the 72 championship game. It was so cold because it had snowed between Christmas and New Years Eve. There were piles of snow all over RFK that day. My Dad and I drank tons of hot chocolate, the people around us were complaining their beer was icing up. No better day than to beat your arch rivals to go to your first Super Bowl.

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 10:26 PM | Report abuse

This stuff with BLloyd and IR is bringing to mind Troy Vincent and IR for the Bills last year and how he ended up with the Skins.

Wonder if BLloyd picked up a few pointers from that situation?

http://www.buffalobills.com/news/news.jsp?news_id=4131

Posted by: Xlnt | November 16, 2007 10:27 PM | Report abuse

In this Dallas game, 2 first half turnovers inside the Dallas 10 cost Skins 14 pts at least.

Also, as an IT professional, I want to say YOU WAPO IT PEOPLE SUCK BIG TIME
I never had so many lost posts, crappy formatting, etc. GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!!!

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 10:30 PM | Report abuse

By this time late in the season, our offense was already sputtering we were going down hill into a very mediocre 2000 season that cost Norv his job.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 10:15 PM

If I remember, we were about 500, when we lost home games to the Jints and Eagles...then Norv got ...hey...wait....this scenario sounds familiar............

* Average team
* Offense struggling
* Lost home games to Jints and Eagles

HEY THIS IS 1999 all over again?? Should the result be the same?? Lets ask Norv??

Posted by: cej75024 | November 16, 2007 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I guess the 82 season culminating in the SBXVII victory is my favorite as well. In college then, and the thrill of actually winning it all for the first time after following this team each game so closely since I was 6 years old....

Mom would make me go to bed on MNF at halftime [every other school night was 9 am when a little kid] but when the Skins were on MNF I was so wired she let me stay up and I never fell asleep on them!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 10:32 PM | Report abuse

99 team 4 #1 picks on D-line
07 team 4 #1 picls in Secondary

Oh-oh, this is getting scary

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Holy Crap... the local Fox station here in Dallas just ran highlights from the 2005 MNF miracle ( Brunnell to Moss x2 ) and last years Vincent block / Sean-Tay / Nick novak miracle.

God it would be amazing to pull another one out of our you-knokw-what on Sunday!!!

Posted by: cej75024 | November 16, 2007 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey Tampa,
You were at that 72 championship?
Wow! I watched it on TV and truly will never forget being so excited that we were going to SB VII and I just knew we were going to defeat the 16-0 Dolphins!

2 weeks later about a half hour after the 14-7 loss in SB VII I still remember crying as a boy. My Skins had lost the biggest game of my life. Then I became angry and swore to never wear my Redskin belt again!

What did I know? I was a kid and thought the world revolved around me.
The Skins were the ones who had just lost the biggest games of their lives, but I was upset because I had lost.

I chuckle now, but boy I was one serious fan as a little boy!

My wife says I still am
a. one serious Redskin fan
b. a little boy

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what good ol' Nick No-good...I mean Nick Novak is doing right now???

Posted by: cej75024 | November 16, 2007 10:39 PM | Report abuse

99 Skins also lost to Cowgirls both times.
I certainly hope this is not going to be another sorry parallel!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Loved the 82 playoff game against the Lions, Riggins was awesome that day. He took a bow when Gibbs pulled him from the game and the place just erupted.

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 10:42 PM | Report abuse

If I recall Kalu was with us as a young DE in 99 and then went to Philly and played really well for them a few years!

Man, that 99 team under achieved!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Hey Tampa,
Actually you've confused two games in that playoff 82 season run.

Skins killed Detroit 31-7 I think it was.

Then the next week they beat Vikings 21-7 I think.... But what I definitely recall was in the 4th quarter and that lead Gibbs kept calling the Riggo drill and he kept racking up the yards. Was it like 185? and they took him out right before the last play or two and he took a bow!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Yep I think you're right, by that age me and Dad were stuff a lot stronger than hot chocolate!!

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 10:48 PM | Report abuse

hey Tampa,
Here it is, I found it for you.

Enjoy the memory!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_8JIBoQzjM

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 10:48 PM | Report abuse

82 was the time the lumped everyone in the conference together and picked the playoff teams that way, so there were some abnormal combinations... like playing two team from save division consecutive weeks

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 10:50 PM | Report abuse

'A Norv Turner team underachieved' -- is that redundant or contradictory?

Surprisingly, both!

Posted by: daggar | November 16, 2007 10:55 PM | Report abuse

I certainly don't feel it is contradictory, but I would agree with you it is redundant.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey Tampa,
Yes, my recollection of 82 is they selected 8 teams from both conferences for Playoffs.

Skins had home field advantage and defeated
Lions 31-7
Vikings 21-7
Cowgirls 31-17

SB XVII defeated Dolphins 27-17

HTTR

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Hey guys...check this out and re-live the toughest 5 ft - nothin' wide receiver we have EVER had !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5GPErdO5GE&feature=related

Posted by: cej75024 | November 16, 2007 11:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to bed!!!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 16, 2007 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Contradictory in that the standard of achievement for a Norv Turner team is to turn a 14-2 team that was a Super Bowl favorite into a .500 team in a weak division. Anything over 2-14 is overachivement. I'm not convinced that 0-16 would be an underachievement. That's how Norv rolls.

Posted by: daggar | November 16, 2007 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Ray, that's what I remember, NFC was like Skins 1, Dallas 2, and a bunch of 5-4 teams like Tampa Bay, Green Bay, Minn, Lions

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 11:11 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what good ol' Nick No-good...I mean Nick Novak is doing right now???

Posted by: cej75024 | November 16, 2007 10:39 PM

He was with the Bears in the pre-season, I think he is "available" right now

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Great. Just what we need. Sympathetic print from Sally Jenkins:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/16/AR2007111601891.html

Also, sounds like we're stuck with The Gibber (as Randel El calls him) through the end of his deal. *sigh*

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Been alternating between Skins/Boys on NFLN and Led Zepplin Live on VH1C

What a Friday night at my house...

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 16, 2007 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Will the indignities ever end???


"Anyone Interested in Playing WR for Redskins?"

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/hashmarks/0-3-835/Anyone-Interested-in-Playing-WR-for-Redskins-.html?prosaction=newpost&status=ok

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 11:28 PM | Report abuse

noone,

Did you know they have a Led Zeppelin station right now on XM? I've been listening to it off and on all week.

I was watching What Not to Wear. Now I can alternate between that and VH1C. :-)

Posted by: JustMe | November 16, 2007 11:35 PM | Report abuse

I did check out the young lady with the huge (oo) on What Not to Wear.

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 17, 2007 12:22 AM | Report abuse

I'm getting really tired of all the dropped posts. really annoying

I have about 18 LZ cd's some of which I have worn out, which I did not think was possible

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 17, 2007 12:26 AM | Report abuse

A big HAIL to all 3rd shift RI'ers out there. Dare we get just a little optimistic about Sunday?

Posted by: NCICURN | November 17, 2007 12:50 AM | Report abuse

I just read sally's post or column. Moss might play 15-20 snaps.

Now I feel good about sunday. It took longer this week.

Maybe the blog will start doing better too.

Posted by: mul | November 17, 2007 3:56 AM | Report abuse

F U C K- D A L L A S

Posted by: mul | November 17, 2007 3:58 AM | Report abuse

OMG did I find another loophole in this B I TCH.

Lets have Cindy have another round of changes in the blog which was doing fine.

Auto remove F U C K and all stupid post, mis-spellingss by Jla.

Also remove R E D S K I N because as we saw yesterday it is a racial slur.

Posted by: mul | November 17, 2007 4:02 AM | Report abuse

Right shoot me down if you like but I don't care. I'm getting optimistic about this game against the Girls. I just think that with all the criticism Gibbs and the players have had this week, there's gonna be a few swinging souls coming out desperate to kick a few Cowgirl butts. Portis is running well now, Campbell will have taken a lot of confidence from the Philly game and it looks like Santana is gonna play - he's got to have a big game sometime soon!! I think the Skins will want this game bad and that will carry them through. I know it defies all logic cos the Girls are having a great season and our secondary and receivers are beat up but I just have a feelin that our guys will be desperate to make a statement this week and what better to do that than to beat the Girls???? HTTR!!!!

Posted by: tartanskin | November 17, 2007 8:25 AM | Report abuse

my prediction for Sunday...

34-20... with 7 of our 20 coming prevent style thanks to Dallas.

I also predict Gibbs looks confused on the sidelines.

Posted by: RickyBobby | November 17, 2007 8:38 AM | Report abuse

he looked over at Pat.

"What do you think?" he asked.

"Well, I do have a question," she said.

"What?" he asked.

"Why do you run up the middle so much?" she asked.

"That's the last time I ever ask you anything," he said.


LMAO!

Posted by: jm220 | November 17, 2007 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Gordon ("Uh, Gordo? Back here") I love the optimism. Why not? If they go in there thinking they're gonna get smoked, they will. Honestly, I know this is a biased statement because the only thing I hate more than Dallas is Al-Qaeda, but I really think Dallas is not even close to an elite team (read: on the same level as NE or Indy) Romo has some great games, but he is sketchy. Their defense has some solid players, but they are still giving up almost 22 ppg. That's slightly more than us, depsite giving up 52 and 33 in 2 of the last 3 games. Ride the Choo CHoo, go deep a couple times a half, knock Romo around and put a late hit on TO once. We can beat them. This would make my month.

HTTR

Posted by: lmgaffney | November 17, 2007 10:17 AM | Report abuse

ray this trip down memory lane is brutal....like a meth head picking at an infected scab.......

my fave year is 92, dominant non strike year...no one could say siht.....

Posted by: chrislarry | November 17, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Dallas week and no new posts since Thursday afternoon?

I love watching those old clips from the glory years. I've got some of those games on beta.

Posted by: frankg | November 17, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 17, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 17, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

So I'm feeling like victory is absolutely possible. Here is why:

1. I love Kool Aid
2. I love the Skins
3. I believe all things are possilbe.
4. It's a division game and in the NFC East anything is possilbe witness us last week, against Gints, our victories over Cowpukes
5. I hate Dallas. I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate them and that seems like it most have some cosmic weight.

Come on ride the train.
Hey ride it.
Come on ride the train.
Hey ride it.
Choo Choo
I think I can I think I can I think I can

HTTR!!

Posted by: sfskin | November 17, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

SF: Isn't it a little early out there to have started drinking? Not that I have anything against drinking. In fact I just printed out the wine list from the restaurant I am going to this evening to review it.

I come from the school of pessimism where we expect the worst so we can either be correct or pleasantly surprised. I am envisioning Patriots lite and hoping for Detroit redux.

Posted by: MadDog | November 17, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

MadDog - I'm trying to be positive. It's a lot of bluster. I do think we could win because of the wackiness of divisional games.

But mostly I'm sick of the subtext of dread that flows through me when it comes to this team that I'm trying to "put on a happy face" just for a change of pace.

I'm pretty much certain I'll be watching the whole game through my shirt as I pull it up over my head in apprehension.

For good measure though

F DALLAS!

Posted by: sfskin | November 17, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

SF: Can I assume that you will not be watching the game in a public place?

Posted by: MadDog | November 17, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

wow deadsville up here...

gotta say this has been a lame week of blogging up here. Jasno has been mia big time. I would bet this is the last year for JLaC on this beat....

Posted by: chrislarry | November 17, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

CL: So true. Really seems like a different animal since registration. Many regulars mia. We need a big win to resuscitate the blog.
You may have something there with JLA.

Posted by: MadDog | November 17, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I dont think registration had that big an impact myself. I like Janso as a writer, and seems like a good dude. But I think the Skins beat needs some new blood, and the RI needs a blogger who understands this technology and what makes it work which is:

1. Frequently updated content
2. Interaction with the participants
3. Use of multi media (pics, vids etc)
4. Links and trackbacks to other sites.

Posted by: chrislarry | November 17, 2007 5:29 PM | Report abuse

ugh!!!! watchin vatech v the U on espn....and they are doing an in game intervire with al groh.......why are you interviewing people while a game goes on???????????? ridiculous.....

Posted by: chrislarry | November 17, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

They should pay Jason for doing the blog.

Posted by: MadDog | November 17, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

tumbleweeds * * *

Posted by: bobzmuda | November 17, 2007 7:57 PM | Report abuse

I dont think registration had that big an impact myself. I like Janso as a writer, and seems like a good dude. But I think the Skins beat needs some new blood, and the RI needs a blogger who understands this technology and what makes it work which is:

1. Frequently updated content
2. Interaction with the participants
3. Use of multi media (pics, vids etc)
4. Links and trackbacks to other sites.

Posted by: chrislarry | November 17, 2007 05:29 PM

Also, try fixing the lost posts issue also

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 17, 2007 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Kickoff -19:10:00

First team to 45 points wins this one.

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 17, 2007 9:06 PM | Report abuse

There is some great college football being played tonight. I love watching WVU play, and there's Oklahoma for the commercials.

Loco, the weather report in Irving tomorrow? Texas Tornado?

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 17, 2007 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Smack, given the current situation the hamsters' best hope is to wonder what happens if neither team makes it to 45.

Posted by: daggar | November 17, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

I wish it would hurry up and get to be the offseason, when hopes are high, all draft picks are saviors and not a single free agent singing will be Archuletta or Receiver, The Wide.

ALso, we can speculate who the new coach will be.

Unfortunately there is no equivalent season in politics.

Posted by: corkczar | November 17, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Unexpected win
need one to make up some ground
but at the CowPies?

Posted by: daggar | November 17, 2007 9:34 PM | Report abuse

COwboy fans, nonbelievers, and anyone else generally negative to the Skins cause, go find some bugs to light on fire or kid to bully. We don't need you. If you don't believe, then why are you wasting your time here? I love this maddening franchise more than any other by far in sports (Terps hoops a distant second). While there is certainly merit in constructively criticizing the bad, let's celebrate the good and focus on the positive. I am not predicting a victory, but I have to believe in my heart that we will compete tomorrow and that we have a puncher's chance. Sure, on paper we should get crushed, but as Kenny Mayne says, they don't play games on paper, they play them in TV sets. Hail to all the loyal fans, hail to knocking the snot outta TO and Romeo tomorrow, hail to The Future JC, Choo Choo, and all the other men in burgundy and gold that will give blood, sweat and tears tomorrow against their vile enemy from the Lone Star State. But most of all, HAIL TO THE REDSKINS, HAIL VICTORY! (yes, I'm drinking heavily)

-Artist Formerly Known as LMG

Posted by: lmgaffney | November 17, 2007 9:59 PM | Report abuse

LMG,
Sorry I just like the blog, call me crazy, so I remain, as do a few other-teamers.

I agree with you, it is going to be a scrappy game. There has been a certain degree of capitulation up here this week, and I can only assume that this is merely posturing, so a victory can be celebrated in epic fashion.

I do not like that possibility!

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 17, 2007 10:31 PM | Report abuse

from ESPN


Anyone Interested in Playing WR for Redskins?
November 16, 2007 6:42 PM
It took Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell nine games to locate a wide receiver in the end zone. But after a rash of injuries, he's simply hoping to find one on the roster.

In case you don't read my pal Jason La Canfora's blog, the Redskins' alleged No. 1 receiver, Santana Moss, is questionable for Sunday's game in Dallas because of a bruised heel. James Thrash, who scored twice against the Eagles, has a high-ankle sprain. Antwaan Randle El has played through a hamstring injury and Brandon Lloyd has checked out for the season with a broken collarbone.

At this point, it looks like 37-year-old Keenan McCardell and seldom-used Reche Caldwell could see significant playing time against Dallas. Oh, and Jimmy Farris is back in town for an encore performance.

Before T.O. took Sam Hurd on as his little buddy in Dallas, he had Farris in San Francisco. In a strange sidenote that will mean very little Sunday, Farris was at T.O.'s apartment last September when he had his accidental overdose (The DMN has air-brushed my name out for no apparent reason).

Anyway, all the injuries at receiver have caused Campbell to make some really cryptic statements regarding Sunday's game.

"How do you think it makes me feel as a quarterback?" Campbell told reporters Thursday while Jack Wagner's "All I Need" blared in the background. "Right when we start to do some different things as far as a passing standpoint goes, all your guys are getting hurt. It's like a bug going around. And to have them going out with one of the biggest games of the year coming up, and we're already short-handed, it makes it tough."

It's funny to read that Campbell is so upset about losing receivers he's rarely been able to utilize. Cowboys cornerback Jacques Reeves sat at his locker earlier today and asked reporters for the latest Redskins injury report.

"Thrash is out too?" he said. "Who else do they have?"

The player Reeves and the other Cowboys corners may fear the most is left tackle Chris Samuels.

"Did you see him hit [Charles] Woodson?" asked Reeves. "And he got Al Harris, too."

This is what it's come to with the Redskins' offense. Their most dangerous player is a left tackle.

(Save yourself the email. I know Clinton Portis is playing well. It was simply a throwaway line!)

Have a special, special weekend and I'll meet you back here Monday with more groundbreaking insight.

Posted by: cleary900 | November 17, 2007 10:31 PM | Report abuse

It's SUNDAY!!! KICKOFF!! DALLAS!!! Is it possible to get a new post--RI has turned LAME!

Posted by: NCICURN | November 18, 2007 12:02 AM | Report abuse

It's SUNDAY!!! KICKOFF!! DALLAS!!! Is it possible to get a new post--RI has turned LAME!

Posted by: NCICURN | November 18, 2007 12:02 AM | Report abuse

It's 12 o'clock and all is well

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 18, 2007 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: mmok | November 18, 2007 12:03 AM | Report abuse

good to see the 3rd shift is back on duty

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 18, 2007 12:07 AM | Report abuse

gee thanks mmok, I had almost forgotten that game where Irvin scored three times and knocked out of the playoffs

:)

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 18, 2007 12:15 AM | Report abuse

please keep the dooty references to a minimum.

Posted by: daggar | November 18, 2007 12:15 AM | Report abuse

15 hours to game time, 12-13 until new post

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 18, 2007 1:13 AM | Report abuse

Ode to B.Lloyd, apologies to Sir R.Burton

I know what my peeps are thinking tonight,
As home through the shadows they wander.
Ev'ryone smiling in secret delight,
They stare at the stadium and ponder.
Whenever the wind blows this way,
You can almost hear ev'ryone say:

I wonder what the Receiver is doing tonight?
What merriment is the Receiver pursuing tonight?
The candles at the field, they never burned as bright.
I wonder what the Receiver is up to tonight?
How goes the final hour
As he sees his career bower
Being medically and legally prepared?
Well, I'll tell you what the Receiver is doing tonight:
He's scared! He's scared!

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 18, 2007 1:22 AM | Report abuse

F Dallas

TO is going over the edge this game.

He will have 5 drops but go bullistic when Romo over throws him twice.

For people with short memories who don't like short wide outs.

Santana Moss is very good when he is healthy!The 2nd biggest deep threat in the NFL behind Smith. (Health is an issue)

This is like the whole CP issue. Just use your brain.

Posted by: mul | November 18, 2007 3:35 AM | Report abuse

Q&A: Jimmy Farris
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Site Staff
WarpathInsiders.com Nov 15, 2007

The fan favorite is back and talks about his good friend, and Sunday's opponent, Terrell Owens.

On being back with the Redskins:

"Watching games every weekend was tough, so it's nice to be back and be in the mix."

On the irony of being back here:

I looked at it a lot of ways. It's a great story if I do say so myself. I'm just a guy that stuck around and hung in there. One thing I remember coach Gibbs telling me when he released me in the past, 'If I can give you advice, hang in there and stick in there as long as you can because you're a guy people will want. Always be ready and stick in there and good things will happen.' That's what I've done. I've been released more time than I can count. I love to play and work out and be around the game. I've stayed active and I do stuff so when I get calls like this, I'm ready to go.''

On if having history with Jason Campbell will help:

"I think so. I think from the day he came in here we both came in the same year and we were both down on the depth chart a little bit, so we got to work together a lot in '05 pre-season and then all off-season and pre-season of '06. I think we just have a natural chemistry. He throws an unbelievably catchable ball. He's easy to adjust to as a receiver. We did stuff a couple of times today and it feels like I was just gone a week."

On being friends with Terrell Owens:

"That's one of my long time buddies, probably one of my longest and best friends in the League. He kind of took me in my rookie year when we were in San Francisco and moved me into his house and gave me all of his old extra clothes and stuff. We actually talked last night. He gave me the classic T.O. catch phrase, 'get your popcorn ready.'

On Terrell Owens giving him his clothes:

"When I was a rookie I came in with no money. I was undrafted, I didn't have any money. He had this big laundry room in his house that he would wear something one or two times and being a bachelor he would just run it through the wash and dry it and it would shrink it. He's a big tall guy, so the double X's, triple X's would shrink down to fit me. At least once a month he would be like, 'yo man, go get those clothes in there," so I would go in there with a duffle bag and just load up. I was in Terrell Owens hand me downs my entire rookie year."


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Posted by: 4thFloor | November 18, 2007 3:42 AM | Report abuse

2 arrticles on gameday?!?!?

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 18, 2007 3:49 AM | Report abuse

Ok, if I was not worried enough about this game, after watching all the "experts" talk about how we are going to be torched, I'm now terrified. Not even sure I can watch the game.

Al Saunders needs to open the playbook to page #675 and show the Cowboys plays they have not witnessed.

Not to be "Ricky Bobby" but I see this as a blow out win for the Cowboys. I am soo sure of this that I will even crown Ricky Bobby "King of the Blog" if we win....

Posted by: Lisa | November 18, 2007 9:05 AM | Report abuse

"Campbell developing nicely for Redskins"

http://www.roanoke.com/sports/profootball/wb/140250

Posted by: JustMe | November 18, 2007 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Bend over Redskinette fans its almost time for that big ASS foot to be SHOVED into those big ASS mouths and knock out all those kool-aide driven comments and then put that last nail in your LOSING season!

Posted by: jm220luvscowboys | November 18, 2007 9:32 AM | Report abuse

justme you can put up all the articles you want about chicken noodle and its still just someones opinion.results results results you idiot and so far Chicken noodle SUCKS!

Posted by: jm220luvscowboys | November 18, 2007 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Sorry noone, was just trying to get the F Dallas juices flowing:)

Posted by: mmok | November 18, 2007 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Did someone pull the plug on this rivalry? With apologies to Prince, we are partying like it's 1997.

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 18, 2007 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Jasno,

Great piece on the Springs' situation. Hopefully that won't be the best part of this Sunday.

Posted by: bangkokben | November 18, 2007 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Greetings hated Redskins fans, from the former Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath! Been lurking but not posting much this year - after all, there's so much information to digest regarding the Cowboys and the massive (inter)national attention we've been getting. Meanwhile, all the info I need to get about the Redskins can be obtained from this here allsome blog, mainly because nobody outside of DC cares about you in the slightest, and for good reason. Lord, y'all are painfully bad to watch, even while occasionally providing reams of entertainment, like last week. That was some game, weren't it? We had a game like that against Buffalo... but managed to win it.

But I'm not here to pour NaCl in the wound (more like HCl), because, after all, I just want to see another great game in our storied rivalry.

When I say "great game", I mean a Cowboys beatdown so thorough that Mr. HoF coach announces his instant retirement, followed by Danny Boy's announcement that he's hired David Shula ("He has a proven track record of winning here in DC. He was the offensive coordinator for the 1-15 Cowboys in 1989, when their only victory was here in RFK!"). One that causes Mark Brunell to proclaim "In my 72 years on this earth, I've never seen a Michael Vicking anywhere near that bad." One that causes Fred Smoot to state "I've never seen anything like it. And I was here when Spurrier was coach." One that makes Laveranues Coles glad he plays for the Jets.

You get the idea.

There's a joke in here somewhere about Jason Campbell being Mr. Milk of Magnesia, because, good Lord, the guy needs some regularity. But I'm writing this off the top of my head, so you get what you done paid for.

Enjoy your continued slog through irrelevance, Redskin fans, it couldn't happen to a nicer group.

(Disclaimer: I will admit that I would root for the Eagles to suffer through more outright wretchedness. Though it is fun to see their crappy fanbase taste a measure of success, obtain a misplaced conviction that they can actually win it all, before reality sets in and that giant lake in the desert disappears like the mirage it was. Y'all? You know you're just bad, right?)

Toodles!

Posted by: mc5n | November 18, 2007 11:12 AM | Report abuse

mc5n: An Eagles fan in Cowboys colors - gotta love it! I really enjoyed the use of "y'all" every so often throughout your post for effect. We know you're jumping the Mcnabb bus for Romo nation hype - it's OK, man..

Posted by: skinz57 | November 18, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, 57, but I've been a Cowboy fan long enough that I adopted Scott Laidlaw as my favorite player as a kid, for no particular reason.

I do have tickets to the Eagles game on the 16th, though. That's gonna be fun, as Philly will have rolled over like a trained terrier by then.

Posted by: mc5n | November 18, 2007 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Good frekkin lawd! no blog post in three days?? before a DALLAS game?!? what the H E Double hockey sticks is going on here?!?

I know just about everyone is down on us this week - but they were last year too and I don't think its right.

We CAN win this game.

Go Skins!

Posted by: shuttledik | November 18, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Oh God...did everyone see this in WTimes? 53 yrds in 14 snaps..not enough to use at 8 yard line, now we will use it at our own 20...

ithout their best receiver and with their best running back in good form, the Washington Redskins offensive coaching staff deemed "Jumbo" was better against the Philadelphia Eagles. And it's a trend that might carry over tomorrow in Dallas if Clinton Portis continues to produce.

The Redskins used their Jumbo packages on a combined 17 snaps against the Eagles. They went one receiver-two running backs-two tight ends on 14 plays and used a no-receiver formation on three plays.

Through the first half of the season, play-caller Al Saunders would save his heavy formations for short-yardage and goal-line. But on the first play against Philadelphia, he used a one-receiver set.

"The questions you ask are: [Does] it [fit] your people? Are you good at it? Can you make things happen with it? Are you able to make plays out of that package?" Gibbs said. "When you get a little confidence going with it, it adds a lot to your overall offense."

The Redskins use Mike Sellers as the fullback, tight ends Chris Cooley and Todd Yoder and utility players Lorenzo Alexander or Mike Pucillo in their Jumbo formations.

In the 14 snaps with one receiver on the field, the Redskins gained 53 yards, including five gains of more than 5 yards.

Gibbs also likes the versatility that it has presented the Redskins. Because defenses have keyed on the run, Saunders has called a couple of passes out of the formations. Quarterback Jason Campbell was 1-for-3 for 7 yards (and also scrambled for 11 yards) against the Eagles in that formation.

"The Cowboys are huge on it -- they love to bring it in to change the pace," Gibbs said. "If you're big on those Tank and Jumbo packages, people get fixed on stopping the run and you get opportunities in the passing game. ... Philly was big on it, but Dallas does it more than any team we've played. They got a big running game with it, and they get big shots with it in the passing game."

Posted by: cleary900 | November 18, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Det stops NYG with aid of penalty. G-men kick field goal

NYG 3 Det 0

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 18, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Pardon my intrusion, folks, but something dawned on me while I was contemplating the difficulties of St. Joe's, may his palyers always love him, team this year, our beloved, hated, Redskins.
RT goes down: Somebody step up! we shout.
RG goes down: Somebody step up! we shout.
C goes down: Somebody step up! we shout.
WRs go down: somebody step up! we shout.
CB goes down: Somebody step up! we shout.
FS goes down: Somebody step up! we shout.
We lack depth, we lack heart, we lack agression, our coaches are too old, we can't manage to win! we shout in frenzied unison.
Colts lose DE and WR and everyone agrees it's too bad that they lost key players and it may portend the demise of their superbowl defense, we groan in sympathy.

Notice the disconnect here, folks?!? The Colts lose two players, and the league nods with regret at the misfortunes of football. The Redskins lose half a team, and we Redskins are just plain incompetent losers.

What a crock. The truth is that St. Joe, may he return for at least another year, has managed his pants off. There ain't a team in the NFL that has the kind of depth to replace the kinds or quantities of players we have lost to injury. Not the Pattsies, not the Dolts, not the Clownboys, not the Peckers. Get real.

Posted by: neilbourjaily | November 18, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Sorry ladies but there will be no last minute hailmarys or last second blocked fg that gets ref help on 5 yd face mask that they gave 15 when both games were not even close on the field.Those days are over and the butt wooping you get today will be 4qtrs.
PS.
take special note to dallas fans while the butt wooping is in progress and listen closely to hear if they are rubing it in like when boys were at fedex 2 yrs ago and we also had multiple injuries but no excuses for that butt wooping!gibbs even turned to sound people and told them to turn that shi* off CLASSLESS.never has the boy fans ever degraded the skin players even 14 wins in a row.

Posted by: booredskinfanhoo | November 18, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Sorry ladies but there will be no last minute hailmarys or last second blocked fg that gets ref help on 5 yd face mask that they gave 15 when both games were not even close on the field.Those days are over and the butt wooping you get today will be 4qtrs.
PS.
take special note to dallas fans while the butt wooping is in progress and listen closely to hear if they are rubing it in like when boys were at fedex 2 yrs ago and we also had multiple injuries but no excuses for that butt wooping!gibbs even turned to sound people and told them to turn that shi* off CLASSLESS.never has the boy fans ever degraded the skin players even 14 wins in a row.

Posted by: booredskinfanhoo | November 18, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

neilbourjaily,

great comments, have the Colts WR set the world on fire with MH out? Manning has thrown a number of interceptions with Marvin in the lineup

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 18, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

oops without Marvin

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 18, 2007 2:17 PM | Report abuse

neilbourjelly
go change your diaper your leaking shi* all over the blog.Pats won SB with 11 starters on IR they had WR troy brown playing CB so quit your crying and its always the same skin players who dont play a full year! WAWAWA

Posted by: booredskinfanhoo | November 18, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

77 and sunny, time to wash the car. Gee I hate fall and winter...

lol

Posted by: noone.from.tampa | November 18, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

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