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Not-Guilty Plea Entered for Haynesworth

A not-guilty plea was entered on behalf of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth in his arraignment Monday on two misdemeanor traffic charges that stemmed from a December crash in which another driver was seriously injured.

Haynesworth, a two-time Pro Bowler whom the Redskins signed to a record seven-year, $100 million dollar contract Feb. 27, was not required to appear in the Williamson (Tenn.) County courthouse and did not attend, according to Circuit Court Deputy Clerk Angie Weiker.

His attorney entered the not-guilty plea to charges of reckless driving and having an expired registration, Weiker said. The case was reset for review April 28. A phone message left for Haynesworth's attorney, Glenn Funk, was not immediately returned.
Reckless driving carries a maximum punishment of six months in jail and a $500 fine, and Haynesworth could receive another 30 days in jail and $50 fine for the other charge.

By Paul Tenorio  |  March 30, 2009; 3:32 PM ET
 
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Well thats a FIRST

Posted by: Tyler84101 | March 30, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

biggest bust ever

dude gets paid 100 mil then he gets life in jail

DOOM & GLOOM 2010 BABY!!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | March 30, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

eh, I have a feeling that all gets worked out. Good news on Daniels though. He's still a solid end and that side will need it since it looks like Washington won't be coming back.

Posted by: showell81 | March 30, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Actually, on $41 Mil of that is gaurenteed. He'll most likely only see $48 Mil of it. But keep believing the hype of the media......

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 30, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Hot dog!

Posted by: jgr007 | March 30, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Bump from previous post:

Smutsboy,

Yeah, I agree, but the 'Skins could trade #13 for #17 and #76.

The idea of a JetSkins trade is not likely at all, really, given that the Jets only have 6 picks overall, the least number of picks in the AFC East (sound familiar?).


Posted by: swowra | March 30, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: swowra | March 30, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

For OT, kickoffs from the 40 instead of the 30 -- makes it much more likely the receiving team starts in a hole. Touchback starts at the 10 yard line instead of the 20.

Problem solved.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 30, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm not worried that Wynn/Daniels won't provide a crazy pass rush. LDE is not a primary pass rush position! There is no merit in complaining that Wynn & Daniels will not create sacks because stopping the run their primary job, rushing the passer comes second.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 30, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

4 years 48 mil is much easier to swallow, assuming we get 4 good outta the guy.

even if he gets the max sentence he'll be gettin out just in time to run for the playoffs assuming we can hang around 500

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 30, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Draft The Truth @ #13 srsly

Posted by: TheTruth11 | March 30, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

His attorney entered the not-guilty plea to charges of reckless driving and having an expired registration, Weiker said.

Reckless driving carries a maximum punishment of six months in jail and a $500 fine, and Haynesworth could receive another 30 days in jail and $50 fine for the other charge.

By Paul Tenorio | March 30, 2009; 3:32 PM ET

Of course, if he's not guilty -- which is what he claims -- then he couldn't receive any fine or any time, could he?

Does the Post ever consider the possibility of innocence? I recall that you declared the Duke lacrosse players guilty before the case against them broke down -- in your editorial and sports pages. Gee, that must have been embarrassing.

And who is Haynesworth, anyway? Is he the guy that the Redskins signed to a record $100 million contract? I tend to forget these small details, so I'd appreciate it if you'd remind me every time you write his name.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

would you trade a #16 for a #32 and #64?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

would you trade a #16 for a #32 and #64?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Yes

Posted by: JLaCanfora | March 30, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

would you trade a #16 for a #32 and #64?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 3:48 PM

No. It's a bad deal according to the NFL draft value chart. #16 = 1000 points. #32 = 590 points. #64 = 270 points.

Equal value would be #32 and #49, or #25 and #64.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft06/news/story?id=2410670

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

No. It's a bad deal according to the NFL draft value chart. #16 = 1000 points. #32 = 590 points. #64 = 270 points.

Equal value would be #32 and #49, or #25 and #64.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft06/news/story?id=2410670

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 3:55 PM

Is that the old chart or new chart? The old chart is considered obsolete right now because of the ridiculous contracts given to the top picks in the 1st round and teams' new-found reluctance to trade up to those picks.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 30, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

would you trade a #16 for a #32 and #64?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 3:48 PM

No. It's a bad deal according to the NFL draft value chart. #16 = 1000 points. #32 = 590 points. #64 = 270 points.

Equal value would be #32 and #49, or #25 and #64.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft06/news/story?id=2410670

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse


Ha! The draft board!

Alternately known as "Jimmy-Johnson's-Way-To-Clown-People-On-Draft-Day-And-Make-Them-Think-They-Got-A-Fair-Deal".

Posted by: p1funk | March 30, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

FYI to all, Goodell apparently said that along with expanding the season he wants the NFL D league back

Posted by: alex35332 | March 30, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

matthewvickers

'..Wynn & Daniels will not create sacks because stopping the run their primary..'

True.

And at some point, folks will say, "Hey, maybe signing Chris Canty and drafting a slb was the better move."

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 30, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Is that the old chart or new chart? The old chart is considered obsolete right now because of the ridiculous contracts given to the top picks in the 1st round and teams' new-found reluctance to trade up to those picks.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 30, 2009 4:01 PM

We're talking about picks below #15. But brownwood, can you find any chart on which the trade would make sense?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

The old chart is considered obsolete right now because of the ridiculous contracts given to the top picks in the 1st round and teams' new-found reluctance to trade up to those picks.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 30, 2009 4:01 PM

By the way, on draft day last year two teams traded into the top ten. Here's a list of the eight draft day trades in the first round:

No. 7: Patriots to Saints. New England traded its first- and fifth-round selections (No. 7 and 164) to New Orleans for New Orleans' first- and third-round selections (No. 10 and 78).

No. 8: Ravens to Jaguars. Baltimore traded its first-round selection to Jacksonville for Jacksonville's first-round selection, two third-round selections, and fourth-round selection (No. 26, 71, 89, 125).

No. 15: Lions to Chiefs. Detroit traded its first- and third-round selections (No. 15 and 76) to Kansas City for Kansas City's second first-round selection, first third-round selection, and first fifth-round selection (No. 17, 66, and 136).

No. 18: Texans to Ravens. Houston traded its first-round selection to Baltimore for the first-round and (second) third-round selections Baltimore acquired from Jacksonville, and a sixth-round selection (No. 26, 89, and 173).

No. 19: Eagles to Panthers. Philadelphia traded its first-round selection to Carolina for Carolina's second- and fourth-round selections in 2008 (No. 43 and 109), and Carolina's first-round pick in 2009.

No. 21: Redskins to Falcons. Washington traded its first-, third-, and fifth-round selections (No. 21, 84, and 154) to Atlanta for two of Atlanta's second-round selections and its fourth-round selection (No. 34, 48, and 103).

No. 25: Seahawks to Cowboys. Seattle traded its first-round selection to Dallas for Dallas' remaining first-round selection (No. 28) and its fifth- and seventh-round selections (No. 163 and 235).

No. 30: Packers to Jets. Green Bay traded its first-round selection to the Jets for the Jets' second- and fourth-round selections (No. 36 and 113).

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

We're talking about picks below #15. But brownwood, can you find any chart on which the trade would make sense?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 4:18 PM

I'm not sure ANY chart can truly tell you the value of a draft pick. It depends on how deep the draft is, how much elite talent is available in the first round, team needs, etc. I'm not sure there's a chart that could absolutely take all of those things in to account. It would have to change every year and it would take someone with waaay more time to waste than any of us time stealing on RI.

But I'm against this team trading back as long as Vinny's doing the picking.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 30, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure ANY chart can truly tell you the value of a draft pick.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 30, 2009 4:27 PM

This is probably true. But the problem is that if you're a GM on the clock and you get a phone call offering you two or three picks for the one you're about to make, what do you do? You have to have something at your fingertips to help you decide "deal or no deal." Or to let you say, "not those two picks, but I'll do it for these." There has to be some measure or scale of value and it's better if it is widely accepted. That's why imperfect charts like this one don't die.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Of course, if he's not guilty -- which is what he claims -- then he couldn't receive any fine or any time, could he?...


Posted by: talent_evaluator

Thanks for the legal lesson, Now I don't have to watch Law & Order this week. --CORK

And who is Haynesworth, anyway? Is he the guy that the Redskins signed to a record $100 million contract? --T_E

Do you really think people are so dumb here they don't know what "not guilty" means AND they've forgotten who Haynesworth is?


Because if you do, you are a very very cynical person.

Posted by: TheCork | March 30, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

"No. 19: Eagles to Panthers. Philadelphia traded its first-round selection to Carolina for Carolina's second- and fourth-round selections in 2008 (No. 43 and 109), and Carolina's first-round pick in 2009."

That's the dream scenario. I'd do that in a heartbeat, only increase the value of the 4th rounder hopefully to a 3rd rounder, due to us giving up a higher pick than Philly. Let's hope some team gets desperate and the Skins get smart...

Posted by: psps23 | March 30, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

""No. 21: Redskins to Falcons. Washington traded its first-, third-, and fifth-round selections (No. 21, 84, and 154) to Atlanta for two of Atlanta's second-round selections and its fourth-round selection (No. 34, 48, and 103).""

++++

The Falcons got Sam Baker with that No.21 pick, who looks like a left tackle of the future for that team...

...there's alot of discouraging things coming to my mind right now, and I don't know how to articulate them all...

Posted by: p1funk | March 30, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

The Falcons got Sam Baker with that No.21 pick, who looks like a left tackle of the future for that team...

...there's alot of discouraging things coming to my mind right now, and I don't know how to articulate them all...

Posted by: p1funk | March 30, 2009 4:53 PM

Let me help you: right now if we took who the Falcons took with the picks we traded them, we'd have Sam Baker (position of need), Harry Douglas (position of need), and Kroy Biermann (position of desparate need). Instead we have Larry, Curly and Moe to show for 3 2nd rounders.

Only time can change that perception, but I don't like the early returns...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 30, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Do you really think people are so dumb here they don't know what "not guilty" means AND they've forgotten who Haynesworth is?

Posted by: TheCork | March 30, 2009 4:38 PM

"People"? No. The Washington Post? Yes.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Instead we have Larry, Curly and Moe to show for 3 2nd rounders.
Only time can change that perception, but I don't like the early returns...
Posted by: brownwood26 | March 30, 2009 5:05 PM

At least we didn't get Shemp. He couldn't downfield block worth a sh** much less run a decent route.

Posted by: will_ga | March 30, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Notice who isn't included in the workout list ... us. For an OT


Draft prospect Eben Britton is one cool dude who's going to be fun to watch at the next level.

When I recently talked with University of Arizona offensive tackle Eben Britton, he was one of those draft prospects who really stood out to me — partially due to all of the contradictions I uncovered while chatting with him, and partially because he simply seems to be a smart, talented and fun guy.

Britton was born in the Bronx, making him a New York City guy, but he's spent the last decade or so in California. He's a football player who writes short stories and poetry. He's a guy who thinks it's so very cool that he's named after his great-grandfather, Eben, but would undoubtedly be just as comfortable responding to you if you simply called him "dude."

Britton has a very easy-going and laid-back manner off the field, yet he'll tell you that it's the violence of the game of football that appeals to him the most. And while he's a truly modern man in every sense of the term, he's a man who sees the sport of football through an ancient lens.

"It's either you, or the guy in front of you. It's a battle," Britton explained during our conversation. "There's a lot of great things to be said about that, it's a beautiful game on that level, it's man versus man. We're gladiators of the modern time."

The 6-foot-6, 309-pound offensive lineman is not only one of the top talents at his position in this draft, he's also a humble and likeable guy who would be a positive presence in an NFL locker room. And teams have taken notice.

Britton's already had private workouts for the Miami Dolphins, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears. And one of the teams he's already visited is the Buffalo Bills, with more scheduled.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

At least we didn't get Shemp. He couldn't downfield block worth a sh** much less run a decent route.

Posted by: will_ga | March 30, 2009 5:28 PM

Good one, Will...I can't even tell you in 400 words or less how much I hate Shemp. I used to literally get mad when they would show the 3 Stooges on TV and I get that @sshat Shemp instead of Curly...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 30, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

No. It's a bad deal according to the NFL draft value chart. #16 = 1000 points. #32 = 590 points. #64 = 270 points.

Equal value would be #32 and #49, or #25 and #64.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft06/news/story?id=2410670

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 3:55 PM

Is that the old chart or new chart? The old chart is considered obsolete right now because of the ridiculous contracts given to the top picks in the 1st round and teams' new-found reluctance to trade up to those picks.

Posted by: brownwood26

Just wondering. Only example of that I know of trading a #16 for a #32 and #64 came 24 years ago and the #16 was Jerry Rice.

A case of moving up in the draft working out (extra bonus ... without the trade, Rice probably goes 17th ... to dallas)

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Just wondering. Only example of that I know of trading a #16 for a #32 and #64 came 24 years ago and the #16 was Jerry Rice.

A case of moving up in the draft working out (extra bonus ... without the trade, Rice probably goes 17th ... to dallas)

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 5:36 PM

Are you sure about this? When Rice was drafted there weren't 32 teams in the league, so #32 would have been a 2nd round pick and #64 would have been well into the third.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

@sshat Shemp instead of Curly...

I heard Jim Carrey is doing a Raging Bull like weight gain of 40-50 lbs to play Curly. I don't see why he doesn't just go with a fat suit. Shemp's real first name is Schmool. Not sure what his mama was thinkin...

Posted by: will_ga | March 30, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Only example of that I know of trading a #16 for a #32 and #64 came 24 years ago and the #16 was Jerry Rice.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 5:36 PM

There were 28 teams when Rice was drafted in 1985. So, San Francisco gave up #28 and #56 to get #16. The two teams also swapped picks in the third round. #16 is 1000 points, #28 is 660, and #56 is 340. Considering the swap in the third round, San Francisco won on points. Considering Jerry Rice, San Francisco won in real life, too.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I heard Jim Carrey is doing a Raging Bull like weight gain of 40-50 lbs to play Curly. I don't see why he doesn't just go with a fat suit...

Posted by: will_ga | March 30, 2009 5:52 PM

What, and ruin his chances for an Academy Award? He can't pretend to be Curly... he must become Curly.

Carrey's not some hack comic actor like Eddie Murphy or Martin Lawrence... No, he's a serious method actor..."The Dude Playing the Dude Disguised as Another Dude..."

Posted by: Alan4 | March 30, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Not sure what his mama was thinkin...

Posted by: will_ga | March 30, 2009 5:52 PM

His mama was thinking "I'm going to name him after his grandfather." This happens in a lot of families.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

"There were 28 teams when Rice was drafted in 1985. So, San Francisco gave up #28 and #56 to get #16. The two teams also swapped picks in the third round. #16 is 1000 points, #28 is 660, and #56 is 340. Considering the swap in the third round, San Francisco won on points. Considering Jerry Rice, San Francisco won in real life, too.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 30, 2009"

Ostensibly they have "plugged the hole" at LDE.
If Blache starts running a 4-3/3-4 hybrid like they do in AZ, and are going to start using in KC and Pittsburgh then he could bring Rob Jackson and Chris Wilson, using Daniels and Wynn in fewer packages and keeping them well rested and hopefully reasonably healthy. It might preclude the need for an OLB.

All that would be left would be OL plus a shutdown corner which would be required whether you play in a 4-3 or the 4-3/3-4 hybrid.

Still more draft picks seem necessary to fill in the the many holes they have.

Trading down for an additional first, a second or two using next year's picks might be the way to go given the salary cap ... with the signing of Philip Daniels they will be very, very tight salary cap wise and way, way over next year. And they will need to sign Rogers and Campbell if they do well.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

"Britton's already had private workouts for the Miami Dolphins, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears. And one of the teams he's already visited is the Buffalo Bills, with more scheduled.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009"

They want Andre Smith. Vinnie said as much sort of verifying what many here have been thinking.

They don't think they can get two. Although you are right they ought to be considering the possibility since these guys can also play guard.

They could use a Mack or Unger at center. After Smith ... if they were able to pick up another pick ... Sanchez could fall to the 2nd round ...
Lots of interesting guys could fall to high second round picks. New England has one of those.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Ostensibly they have "plugged the hole" at LDE.
periculum

'...If Blache starts running a 4-3/3-4 hybrid...he could bring Rob Jackson and Chris Wilson, using Daniels and Wynn in fewer packages and keeping them well rested and hopefully reasonably healthy. It might preclude the need for an OLB....'


I agree to all of this.

But I do think the team would do well to add a 'backer at some point in the draft.

Cody Brown--UCONN would be a nice 3rd round selection.

Everything else you mention is dead on the mark.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 30, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

"There were 28 teams when Rice was drafted in 1985. So, San Francisco gave up #28 and #56 to get #16. The two teams also swapped picks in the third round. #16 is 1000 points, #28 is 660, and #56 is 340.

Posted by: talent_evaluator

Thanks for the correction. Sounds like a pretty even deal, points-wise. In real life -- one sided.

Its one reason I'm skeptical about trading down.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

"And at some point, folks will say, "Hey, maybe signing Chris Canty and drafting a slb was the better move."

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 30, 2009"

With, count 'em, 12 picks in the draft and what many considered the best DL in the NFL, the Giants played it right going for Canty et al. They are set to take over the division again.

The Redskins had a different deal ... with 4 picks, now 5 they had to come up with a way to get good by signing one great impact player. They chose Haynesworth. The problem was just the picks but the salary cap. They had to let go of far too many key players who would surround Haynesworth in order to sign him.

Very high risk strategy by the Redskins that could go BOOM or BUST. BUST seems likely without vast improvement in this year's draft and some guys from last year's draft stepping up.

Very, very high risk ...

Lowest risk for greatest return : Giants
Next Lowest risk for greatest return : Eagles
High risk hoping for greatest return : Dallas
Highest risk hoping for some return : Redskins

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

will_ga

'...Instead we have Larry, Curly and Moe...'


Are you inferring that I--Moe--am some sort of a draft bust?

I cannot speak for my brothers Larry and Curly, as, well, their knee problems are what made them attractive selectees from Vinny Cerrato's stand point.

But I am insulted nevertheless.

You can expect my lawyers--Dewey, Stickem, and Howe--will be calling.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 30, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

"I agree to all of this.

But I do think the team would do well to add a 'backer at some point in the draft.

Cody Brown--UCONN would be a nice 3rd round selection.

Everything else you mention is dead on the mark.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 30, 2009"

Agreed.

They still seem to need more picks while finding a way to land Andre Smith in the first.

This is a very high risk venture they have embarked on.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

ESPN: "Skins targeting Sanchez at No. 13?
Although needs along the offensive and defensive lines are more prevalent for the team this offseason, it's beginning to look like the Washington Redskins could be ready to invest the No. 13 pick in the NFL draft on Mark Sanchez. ..."

Even though most of the Redskins Nation probably greeted this ESPN posting with hoots of scorn and derision, the more you think about it, the more sense it makes. JC hasn't exactly bowled people over with his performance. One of the knocks against him is that he hides behind a shell of cautious, timid behavior. Short low risk passes to wide open receivers. If no one is wide open then dump it or eat it. One thought that probably crossed his mind is that all he has to do to hold on to his job past 2009 is to show improvement over 2008. He has shown a pattern of year-to-year improvement, but the incremental improvement has been mostly baby steps. If the Skins draft Sanchez, then that says management is expecting more out of him than just a few baby steps in the upcoming season, and he will have to break out of that shell that protects his comfort zone if he expects to be around past 2009. Who knows? We may see a side of JC emerge that we hadn't seen before and he will be "the man". If so, great, the Skins can always trade Sanchez, he will have done his job. If not, then JC can be traded and Sanchez will have spent a year in the system and be prepared to take the reins in 2010.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 30, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Peri -- Whoever the Skins want for OT might not be available. Plus, its not like any of the current OL will be around for more than a 2-3 years, and its not like most picks become top players overnight. Drafting 2 OL, even at the same spot, wouldn't be a bad idea.

There are lots of scenarios with a draft -- I'd bring in all of the top OL because things happen.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

ANybody see that Jason and Vinny Cerrato were selected as 'Best Feud' in the current issue of City Paper?

Posted by: Samson151 | March 30, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Peri -- I generally I agree with the risk reward analysis. Haynesworth is a beast and a risk as well. The Skins should be better with Albert on the field, worse when he's not on the field. With his injury history, I'm guessing he plays about 50-60% of the plays. So are we better overall. Modestly, maybe.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

ANybody see that Jason and Vinny Cerrato were selected as 'Best Feud' in the current issue of City Paper?

Posted by: Samson151

Priceless.

Who won biggest suck-up, Larry Michaels or Vinny?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

"Peri -- Whoever the Skins want for OT might not be available. Plus, its not like any of the current OL will be around for more than a 2-3 years, and its not like most picks become top players overnight. Drafting 2 OL, even at the same spot, wouldn't be a bad idea.

There are lots of scenarios with a draft -- I'd bring in all of the top OL because things happen.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009"

It might be a "smokescreen" but Vinnie's long elaboration about Andre' Smith on Doc Walker's show appears to indicate that they are very, very high on the guy. They appear to really want the guy. And he wants to be Chris Samuels, he has been attempting to emulate Samuels. They went to the same college.

Seems possible that many of his "issues" might be resolved if Samuels becomes his main "mentor" if he is drafted. From a "Vinnie" perspective this is a win-win for both he and Smith.

I assume the Redskins will do whatever they can to try to be in position to select this guy.

They will also have to come up with some more picks to fill in the other positions both on the OL and defensively.

Seems almost assured that there is a big trade is in the works. And that will have to involve some of next year's draft picks.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

"If so, great, the Skins can always trade Sanchez, he will have done his job. If not, then JC can be traded and Sanchez will have spent a year in the system and be prepared to take the reins in 2010.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 30, 2009"

We have way too many critical needs beyond QB. That said, the year Campbell was drafted the Skins drafted Carlos Rogers with their first pick. Campbell was the second pick in that round.

Picking Sanchez may happen but only if the other more critical are addressed. Having 2 QBs instead of 1 is always better given the injuries that seem to often occur to starters. Gibbs was always a big proponent of that having learned the hard way during Gibbs 1.0.

Assume they attempt to KEEP BOTH. Especially since Sanchez will be more of a project than Campbell. He isn't as good as next years' crop.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

I think the talk about sanchez is just a ploy to get some of the teams to want to trade up to us(picks 17-20 could all use a qb)

Posted by: hcicron | March 30, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I think the talk about sanchez is just a ploy to get some of the teams to want to trade up to us(picks 17-20 could all use a qb)

Posted by: hcicron | March 30, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

If the top 3 tackles are gone, how about this cushing(olb) in the 1st, troy kropog or gerald cadogan(T's) in the 3rd, jaime thomas(G) in 5th and andrew gardner(T) in 6th

Posted by: hcicron | March 30, 2009 8:08 PM | Report abuse

At the risk of hyperbole, if the Redskins draft Mark Sanchez with the #13 pick, it will make me unhappy.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 30, 2009 8:08 PM | Report abuse

At the risk of hyperbole, if the Redskins draft Mark Sanchez with the #13 pick, it will make me unhappy.
Posted by: NateinthePDX
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Exactly Nate. This would mean that Colt Brennan would have a hard time cracking the starting lineup which is what all Skins fans really want.

Posted by: isnadd | March 30, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

not even vinny is dumb enough to draft sanchez, all just an attempt to get another team to trade up....hopefully.

Posted by: toohoes | March 30, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

For discussion:

Trade our 13 for a 17 and 76

2008 13: Jonathan Stewart 17 Gosder Cherlis
76 Brad Cottam
2007 13: Adam Carriker 17 Jarvis Moss
76 Jason Hill
2006 13: Kamerion Wimbley 17 Chad Greenway
76 Anthony Schlegel
2005 13: Jammal Brown 17 Dave Pollack
76 Karl Paymah
2004 13: Lee Evans 17 DJ Williams
76 Derrick Strait
2003 13: Ty Warren 17 Bryant Johnson
76 Mike Seidman
2002 13: Donte Stallworth 17 Phillip Buchanon
76 Melvin Fowler

Haynesworth was a 15. There are no sure things at 13.

Posted by: jandlml | March 30, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Because if you do, you are a very very cynical person.

Posted by: TheCork

What's that about "the harsh crucible of experience"?

Posted by: daggar | March 30, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

I think the talk about sanchez is just a ploy to get some of the teams to want to trade up to us(picks 17-20 could all use a qb)

Posted by: hcicron | March 30, 2009 8:03 PM | ========================================
Are you trying to say this rumor about Sanchez is dirty?
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 30, 2009 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Are you trying to say this rumor about Sanchez is dirty?
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lol, nice

Posted by: hcicron | March 30, 2009 8:38 PM | Report abuse

sanchez was seen eating a jelly doughnut after his workouts yesterday.

Posted by: toohoes | March 30, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

periculum: "It might be a "smokescreen" but Vinnie's long elaboration about Andre' Smith on Doc Walker's show appears to indicate that they are very, very high on the guy. They appear to really want the guy. And he wants to be Chris Samuels, he has been attempting to emulate Samuels. They went to the same college.
Seems possible that many of his "issues" might be resolved if Samuels becomes his main "mentor" if he is drafted. From a "Vinnie" perspective this is a win-win for both he and Smith."

I hope that's not the case. But I'm afraid you might be right. Nothing against Smith, but any GM who would spend a first rounder on such mushy-headed reasoning (he went to the same college as your current tackle?) deserves to be shown the door immediately.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 30, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

"With, count 'em, 12 picks in the draft and what many considered the best DL in the NFL, the Giants played it right going for Canty et al. They are set to take over the division again."

Or not. I'm wondering if the Jints will be a good test for my emerging theory that the more picks you have, the greater number of misses you accumulate.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 30, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

How much did he sign for? I haven't seen the exact amount......For the love God, give it a f---ing break!

Posted by: Lacantwrite | March 30, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Mayock's latest Mock Draft from ESPN.com:

1. Detroit Lions Jason Smith OT
2. St. Louis Rams Michael Crabtree WR
3. Kansas City Chiefs Aaron Curry OLB
4. Seattle Seahawks Matthew Stafford QB
5. Cleveland Browns Brian Orakpo DE
6. Cincinnati Bengals Eugene Monroe OT
7. Oakland Raiders B.J. Raji DT
8. Jacksonville Jaguars Mark Sanchez QB
9. Green Bay Packers Aaron Maybin DE
10. San Francisco 49ers Andre Smith OT
11. Buffalo Bills Everette Brown DE
12. Denver Broncos Tyson Jackson DE
13. Washington Redskins Robert Ayers DE
14. New Orleans Saints Malcolm Jenkins CB
15. Houston Texans Chris Wells RB
16. San Diego Chargers Jeremy Maclin WR
17. New York Jets Percy Harvin WR
18. Chicago Bears D. Heyward-Bey WR
19. Tampa Bay Bucs Josh Freeman QB
20. Detroit Lions Brandon Pettigrew TE
21. Philadelphia Eagles Michael Oher OT
22. Minnesota Vikings Eben Britton OT
23. New England Pats Clay Matthews OLB
24. Atlanta Falcons Brian Cushing OLB
25. Miami Dolphins Vontae Davis CB
26. Baltimore Ravens Rey Maualuga ILB
27. Indianapolis Colts Peria Jerry DT
28. Philadelphia Eagles Knowshon Moreno RB
29. New York Giants Hakeem Nicks WR
30. Tennessee Titans Kenny Britt WR
31. Arizona Cardinals Donald Brown RB
32. Pittsburgh Steelers Darius Butler CB

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Ooops sorry I meant McShay ...

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Rankings of OL prospects from Scounts Inc.

2009 Draftable Offensive Line Prospects
Player Position School Height Weight 40 Grade
Jason Smith OT Baylor 6-5 309 5.52 97
Eugene Monroe OT Virginia 6-5¼ 309 5.31 96
Andre Smith OT Alabama 6-4 3325 5.28 95
Michael Oher OT Mississippi 6-4½ 309 5.35 91
Eben Britton OT Arizona 6-6 309 5.16 90
Alex Mack C California 6-3⅞ 311 5.10 89
Jamon Meredith OT South Carolina 6-4⅝ 304 5.03 86
Max Unger C Oregon 6-4⅝ 309 5.35 86
William Beatty OT Connecticut 6-6 307 5.12 84
Eric Wood C Louisville 6-3⅞ 310 5.24 82
Phil Loadholt OT Oklahoma 6-7¾ 332 5.53 80
Andrew Levitre G Oregon State 6-2⅝ 305 5.40 79
Sebastian Vollmer OT Houston 6-7¼ 314 5.30 77
Duke Robinson G Oklahoma 6-5 329 5.33 76
Troy Kropog OT Tulane 6-5⅜ 309 5.35 74
Tyronne Green G Auburn 6-1¾ 309 5.43 74
Gerald Cadogan OT Penn State 6-5⅛ 309 5.12 70
Augustus Parrish OT Kent State 6-4 302 5.38 69
Fenuki Tupou OT Oregon 6-5⅜ 314 5.44 68
Kraig Urbik G Wisconsin 6-5⅛ 328 5.41 68
Xavier Fulton OT Illinois 6-4¼ 302 5.04 66
Louis Vasquez G Texas Tech 6-4¾ 333 5.40 65
Cornelius Lewis OT Tennessee State 6-34 332 5.35 64
Lydon Murtha OT Nebraska 6-7 306 4.89 63
Johnathan Luigs C Arkansas 6-3⅝ 301 5.14 63
Herman Johnson G LSU 6-7¼ 364 5.63 62
Jason Watkins OT Florida 6-5⅝ 318 5.53 61
Alex Boone OT Ohio State 6-7¼ 328 5.23 60
Trevor Canfield G Cincinnati 6-4½ 307 5.12 60
T.J. Lang OT Eastern Michigan 6-4¼ 312 5.10 59
Greg Isdaner G West Virginia 6-3½ 325 5.52 59
Antoine Caldwell C Alabama 6-3¼ 309 5.30 59
Andrew Gardner OT Georgia Tech 6-6¾ 304 5.25 57
Joel Bell OT Furman 6-6¾ 315 5.15 54
Anthony Parker G Tennessee 6-1⅞ 297 5.05 54
Robert Brewster OT Ball State 6-4⅛ 325 5.10 52
Matt Slauson G Nebraska 6-4⅞ 316 5.35 51
Seth Olsen OT Iowa 6-4⅝ 306 5.29 50
Andy Kemp G Wisconsin 6-4¾ 313 5.50 49
Garrett Reynolds OT North Carolina 6-7⅝ 309 5.53 48
Ramon Foster OT Tennessee 6-5⅛ 328 5.66 48
Travis Bright G BYU 6-4¼ 321 5.35 46
Jose Valdez OT Arkansas 6-4⅜ 315 5.28 44
Roger Allen G Missouri Western 6-2¾ 326 5.60 44
George Bussey OT Louisville 6-3⅜ 301 5.25 42
Cedric Dockery G Texas 6-3¼ 314 5.30 41
A.Q. Shipley C Penn State 6-1⅛ 304 5.26 41
Maurice Miller OT Mississippi 6-3⅛ 327 5.54 39
C.J. Davis G Pittsburgh 6-2 308 5.59 39
Dan Gay OT Baylor 6-3⅞ 308 5.50 36
Jaimie Thomas G Maryland 6-4 323 5.42 36
Edwin Williams C Maryland 6-2¼ 308 5.50 36
Kyle Link OT McNeese State 6-5⅜ 305 5.40 34
Ryan McKee OT Southern Miss 6-6⅜ 296 5.00 33
Ray Feinga G BYU 6-4⅛ 337 5.30 33

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:11 PM | Report abuse

I meant to say scouts inc.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

If Mack is still on the board at pick 32, the Steelers will take him.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 30, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

From Scouts, Inc.

Vital skill sets
Strength/toughness
Size and wingspan are important in order to engulf defenders at the point of attack. Has explosive upper-body strength to jar defenders with initial punch and sustain once locked on. Needs a wide base to anchor versus bull rushers in pass pro and strong legs to drive defenders off the line as a run-blocker.
Best in tackle class: T.J. Lang, Eastern Michigan
Best in guard class: Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin
Best in center class: Robby Felix, UTEP

Agility
Shows good initial quickness out of stance. Fires out quickly in the running game and gets set quickly in pass pro. Plays with leverage and shows good body control. Can gather himself and redirect in space. Good indicators: 10-yard split (1.80 or faster is good, 1.90 or slower is poor) and short shuttle (4.65 or faster is good, 4.70 or slower is poor).
Best in tackle class: Jason Smith, Baylor
Best in guard class: Tyronne Green, Auburn
Best in center class: Max Unger, Oregon

Awareness
Must be tactical. Needs to study film, learn tendencies and transfer knowledge to the field. Understands blocking angles and how to use technique in order to overcome physical deficiencies. Is able to pick up new assignments quickly. Versatility can add to value. Is able to fill in at multiple positions along the line. Best in tackle class: Eugene Monroe, Virginia
Best in guard class: Andy Levitre, Oregon State
Best in center class: Alex Mack, California

Pass protection
Good instincts to anticipate double moves, twists, stunts and blitzes. Quick feet to get set in time. Balance and body control in order to mirror-and-slide. Lateral movement to shuffle back inside. Long arms to keep separation and force pass-rushers wide. Powerful punch to jar defender and disrupt his momentum. Must be a natural knee-bender and show a wide base in order to anchor versus the bull rush.
Best in tackle class: Monroe
Best in guard class: Robert Brewster, Ball State
Best in center class: Unger

Run blocking
Size and strength are important in order to match up in the phone booth. Need to be nasty and aggressive. Must possess adequate mobility in order to consistently get in position. Must take good first step and angles on reach blocks. Wide frame allows tackles to engulf smaller defensive ends in the running game and a strong lower body allows them to finish off their blocks.
Best in tackle class: Andre Smith, Alabama
Best in guard class: Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
Best in center class: Mack

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Outside Linebackers:

Aaron Curry OLB 6'1" 254 WAKE FOREST 97 1 1
Clay Matthews Player has News OLB 6'3" 240 USC 94 2 17
Brian Cushing Player has News OLB 6'2" 243 USC 92 3 22
Clint Sintim Player has News OLB 6'2" 256 VIRGINIA 84 4
Cody Brown OLB 6'2" 244 CONNECTICUT 80 5
Marcus Freeman Player has News OLB 6'0" 239 OHIO STATE 71 6
Tyrone Mckenzie OLB 6'1" 243 SOUTH FLORIDA 68 7
Kaluka Maiava OLB 5'11" 229 USC 63 8
Nic Harris OLB 6'2" 234 OKLAHOMA 60 9
Jonathan Casillas OLB 6'1" 228 WISCONSIN 59 10
Zach Follett OLB 6'1" 236 CALIFORNIA 57 11
Moise Fokou OLB 6'1" 233 MARYLAND 54 12
Mortty Ivy Player has News OLB 6'1" 248 WEST VIRGINIA 53 13
Victor Butler OLB 6'1" 235 OREGON STATE 51 14
Kevin Ellison OLB 6'0" 227 USC 50 15
Deandre Levy OLB 6'1" 236 WISCONSIN 47 16
Brian Toal OLB 6'0" 228 BOSTON COLLEGE 44 17
Lee Robinson OLB 6'2" 6022 ALCORN STATE 43 18
Robert Francois OLB 6'2" 243 BOSTON COLLEGE 41 19
Anthony Felder OLB 6'1" 233 CALIFORNIA 40 20
Jason Williams OLB 6'1" 241 WESTERN ILLINOIS 39 21
Ashlee Palmer OLB 6'1" 227 MISSISSIPPI 36 22
Orion Martin Player has News OLB 6'2" 262 VIRGINIA TECH 33 23
Johnny Williams OLB 6'1" 242 KENTUCKY 32 24
Stephen Hodge OLB 5'11" 234 TCU 31 25
Cody Glenn OLB 6'0" 244 NEBRASKA 30 26

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Here's the skinny on Cody Brown ...

Overall Football Traits
Production 2 Brown played in 10 games (one start) as a true freshman in 2005. He started the first six games at DE in 2006 before suffering a season-ending broken arm injury versus Army. As a junior in 2007, he led the D-line with 50 total tackles, 16.5 TFL and 7.5 sacks
Height-Weight-Speed 3 Below average height and bulk but possesses very good top-end speed
Durability 4 Broken arm in sixth game of 2006 cost him the remainder of that season. Missed one game (Louisville) due to injury in 2005
Character 2 Is emerging into a leader of the defense. Not aware of any off-the-field issues.
Outside Linebacker specific Traits
Instincts/Recognition 2 At his best on the move. Shows very good initial quickness and closing burst. Is agile for the position and shows good lateral mobility. Has some stiffness in his hips but he seems to be fluid enough to transition to a rush-linebacker role in the NFL, which most likely will be his best fit. He blocked a kick in 2007 and shows potential to contribute on special teams in the NFL, as well
Pursuit/Point of Attack 4 Is undersized and plays as small as his measurables indicate. He shows some toughness and will give a good effort trying to fight through blocks. Flashes a mean streak. He also is a powerful hitter when he can line it up. But his upper-body strength is below average and his lower-body strength is marginal. He plays with a very narrow base and really struggles to anchor when occasionally asked to.
Tackling 3 Recognition skills are improving but still only decent. He's doing a better job of recognizing OT's tendencies. Also gets his hands up in time to disrupt passing windows if he's not getting to the QB on that play. However, he will be late finding the ball in the backfield at times. His motor runs hot and cold. Tackles' also have some success riding him wide or baiting him inside to take him out of the play.
Pass Coverage 2 Displays the first-step quickness and closing burst to make an impact rushing the passer in the NFL. Struggles to disengage once a blocker locks on and he needs to improve his array of pass-rushing moves. But he does show quick hands to keep blockers off his body and he has good change-of-direction quickness on double moves
Pass Rusher 3 Hands are quick and he does a better than average job of keeping blockers off his body. He makes some plays in space but his effort is hit-and-miss. He's also rendered all but ineffective if forced to play in a phone booth. OT's engulf him at the point of attack if they get into his body. Teams can run at him effectively.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Kiper on kickers:

Place-kickers
1. Graham Gano, Florida State
2. Louis Sakoda, Utah (and punter)
3. Jose Martinez, UTEP
4. Sam Swank, Wake Forest
5. Pat McAfee, West Virginia

Punters
1. Kevin Huber, Cincinnati
2. Chris Miller, Ball State
3. Matt Fodge, Oklahoma State
4. Thomas Morstead, SMU
5. Aaron Perez, UCLA

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Football Outsiders "biggest hole" analysis"

Washington Redskins
Biggest hole: Defensive End

The arrival of Albert Haynesworth in Washington helped hasten the end of Jason Taylor's Redskins career. For a second-round pick, the Redskins got 3.5 sacks, helping them to a total of 24, fourth worst in the NFL. Then again, that's more than they got out of Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly or Fred Davis.

Taylor's departure leaves the Redskins with a huge hole across from Andre Carter and next to Haynesworth; while Haynesworth will improve the pass rush by occupying blockers, the Redskins have only roster fillers in Chris Wilson and Rob Jackson to offer. They need to improve their situation on the edge before training camp.

They could go about it one of two ways. With the 13th overall pick, the Redskins will be in the range of Penn State's Aaron Maybin and Florida State's Everette Brown. They could draft one of those two players and hope he emerges as a impact pass-rusher in his rookie campaign, but that's a bad bet; no defensive end selected in the first round has mustered double-digit sacks since Julius Peppers and Dwight Freeney in 2002, and that was 17 players ago.

The wiser idea: Attack the idea on the cheap, and trade down for more picks. The Redskins need depth, and compiling a platoon of still-unsigned free agents such as Kevin Carter, Bertrand Berry and Vonnie Holliday would allow them to rotate players in and out depending on the down and situation, all the while feeding the team's veteran fetish.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Vital skill sets
Instincts/recognition skills
Must possess good recognition skills and read keys quickly in order to get a jump on the ball. Know opponent's tendencies and weaknesses, as well as how to attack them. See blocks coming and find the ball quickly. Avoid false steps versus play-action. Have a nose for the football; create big plays.
Best in ILB class: James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
Best in OLB class: Aaron Curry, Wake Forest

Pursuit/point of attack
Must take great pursuit angles and be quick enough to get from sideline to sideline as a run defender. Needs to be willing, tough and strong enough to take on blockers. Also must use his hands well enough to disengage from blockers quickly enough to make a play. Needs to play with leverage and hold his ground at the point of attack.
Best in ILB class: Jason Phillips, TCU
Best in OLB class: Curry

Tackling
Consistently breaks down in space and wraps up as a tackler. Shows explosive hips and short-area power as a hitter.
Best in ILB class: Rey Maualuga, USC
Best in OLB class: Clay Matthews, USC

Pass coverage
Displays fluid hips and range to cover the underneath zone. Is able to blanket running backs and/or tight ends one-on-one.
Best in ILB class: Laurinaitis
Best in OLB class: Jonathan Casillas, Wisconsin

Pass rusher
Anticipates the snap and finds open creases in a blink. Avoids bigger blockers and employs an array of pass-rush moves to get off blocks when reached. Displays closing burst to the quarterback.
Best in ILB class: Rey Maualuga, USC
Best in OLB class: Cody Brown, Connecticut

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Vital skill sets
Strength/toughness
Possesses adequate bulk and the base to anchor at the point of attack. Enough core strength to anchor versus the run or collapse the pocket as a bull-rusher. Shows explosive short-area power. Is able to knock the opposing offensive lineman back on his heels with initial hand punch. Arms must be strong enough to sustain separation.
Best in DT class: B.J. Raji, Boston College
Best in DE class: Paul Kruger, Utah

Instincts
Anticipates the snap. Knows opponents' tendencies. Can quickly snuff out run, pass, draw, screen, etc.. Shows a nose for the ball and always seems to be in on big plays. Feels cut blocks coming and protects himself. Takes good angles in pursuit.
Best in DT class: Peria Jerry, Ole Miss
Best in DE class: Larry English, Northern Illinois

Agility/quickness
First-step quickness, speed and fluidity all factor in. Able to generate an advantage with first few steps when penetrating. Shows the change-of-direction skills to work back inside as a pass rusher. Is mobile enough to stay off of blocks when pursuing the run.
Best in DT class: Jarron Gilbert, San Jose State
Best in DE class: Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech

Pass rusher
Anticipates the snap quickly and possesses an explosive first step. Is fluid and able to use double moves to keep opposing linemen off-balance. Shows great closing burst to the quarterback once he has turned the corner as a perimeter rusher. Ideally is able to win with speed and power. Needs to have a wide array of pass rush moves. Shows enough strength to collapse the pocket with bull rush.
Best in DT class: Jerry
Best in DE class: Aaron Maybin, Penn State

Run stopper
Depending on scheme and situation, must be able to take on blocks to protect linebackers, as well as make plays in pursuit. Plays with leverage, shows discipline and knows how to use hands to tie up blockers. Sniffs out the run quickly and is able to shed blockers. Pursues hard and takes good angles. Plays with a great motor. Is a powerful and reliable open-field tackler.
Best in DT class: Raji
Best in DE class: Tyson Jackson, LSU

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

"... with the signing of Philip Daniels they will be very, very tight salary cap wise and way, way over next year. And they will need to sign Rogers and Campbell if they do well.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 6:09 PM"

So how does the approximately 45 million dollars of expiring dead cap money and non renewed salaries that will kick in next season put the team "way, way over" the salary cap...which BTW will also rise by at least 3% ????

Pretty sure Campbell and Rogers (NEITHER of whom should be here in 2010 if the team wants to better itself) wouldn't cost 45 million...but that's just a guess...

I really hope you don't work in the Government Accounting Office, or in payroll, or accounting in a private sector job, periculum...lol

Posted by: ThinkingMan | March 30, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Lawrence Sidbury of Richmond is arguably the top small-school prospect in the 2009 draft class. In fact, don't be surprised to see him come off the board on the first day. While he weighed just 266 pounds at the combine and has some problems holding his ground against the run on film, he has enough room on his frame to bulk up and improve in this area. In addition, Sidbury lacks ideal flexibility for an outside linebacker, so the best fit for him is at end in a 4-3 scheme on a team that can afford to use him in a situational role until he gets more stout against the run. That said, the reason Sidbury has skyrocketed up draft boards isn't his potential to develop into a serviceable run-stopper; it's his ability to get to the quarterback. He explodes off the ball, and while we liked the closing speed seen on film, he still surprised us by posting the fastest 40-yard-dash time (4.64) of all defensive ends at the combine.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

"So how does the approximately 45 million dollars of expiring dead cap money and non renewed salaries that will kick in next season put the team "way, way over" the salary cap...which BTW will also rise by at least 3% ????
Posted by: ThinkingMan | March 30, 2009 "

Reading comprehension necessary at least at SRA reading levels please. First there is no 45 million in dead cap its closer to 15 million.

Second the salary cap effectively ends in 2010. The problem is that all the deferred bonus money could be applied to the cap at that point. That's what happens if you release someone in the sunset year of the salary cap, 2009.

Backup your statements with facts.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

"Or not. I'm wondering if the Jints will be a good test for my emerging theory that the more picks you have, the greater number of misses you accumulate.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 30, 2009"

Unfortunately, you will have THREE teams in the NFC east to test your theory on this year.
1. Philadelphia (with 2 first round picks) 12
2. New York ( 2 second rounders) 12
3. Dallas (1 second 0 firsts 10

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

For the idiot who calls himself "thinking man" or the "dunce man" He must work for the BATF ...

Current Status - Updated Saturday March 7th:

2009 Cap Fees for Redskins' Top 51: $107.5
2009 Redskins Dead Cap Money: $11.5
2009 Redskins Cap Total: $119.0
2009 Redskins Salary Cap Limit: $128.4
Current 2009 Redskins Cap Room: $9.4 million

Expected Signings - savings(hit)
Other Offensive Lineman ($3.5)
DL or LB ($2.0)
Phillip Daniels ($2.0)
Pete Kendall ($1.5)
Khary Campbell ($1.0)
Rookies ($2.5)
Players Removed from Top 51 $3.3
Total Expected Signings ($9.2)
Projected 2009 Redskins Cap Room: $0.2 million

Other Ways to Reduce the Cap Number:
·Cut or trade Casey Rabach (clear another $2.3 million)
·Cut or trade James Thrash (clear another $0.85 million)

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Redskins Dead Cap
(All figures in 000s)
19-Mar
Dead Bonus Money on 2009 Cap
WR Brandon Lloyd $5,333
CB Shawn Springs $2,483
LB Marcus Washington $2,020
OL Todd Wade $1,167
DE Phillip Daniels $314
S Vernon Fox $100
P Durant Brooks $87
TE Tyler Ecker $29




Total $ 11,534

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

"Second the salary cap effectively ends in 2010. The problem is that all the deferred bonus money could be applied to the cap at that point. That's what happens if you release someone in the sunset year of the salary cap, 2009.

Backup your statements with facts."

Okay...

Fact: you can't say the team will be over a cap in a year you state will be uncapped (2010) in your reply and be taken remotely seriously.

Fact: I NEVER mentioned getting rid of anyone for the 2009 season.

Fact: I wrote my blog blurb at about an 8th grade level (which has been verified by the teacher I e-mailed it to after your reply, peri), not something that should have been that taxing. I'll write more simply in the future.

Fact: (you had no way of knowing) I am dyslexic, so any typos are well, part of the game.

Fact: Contracts expire...expired contracts pay and cost...ZERO.

Thought to consider: If you think the NFL will go for an uncapped year, you're a bold gambler, bolder than most. An uncapped year would likely result in a breakdown of talks between labor and management and the most likely way (judging by history) to attempt to place that genie back in the bottle is...a lockout.

Can you honestly say you think the NFL would survive replacement football deux, or better yet a year's work stoppage in the current economy? [Though again from history, I like the team's SB chances in a strike shortened year...].

Fact: The player salary clearing I spoke of was in regards to 2010.

Fact: Had you exercised the level of reading and comprehension you speak of, thereby implying you possess, [the user friendly formatted cute little mini cards and quizzes not withstanding] you would have gotten that from the initial read.

Fact: This is in no way personal, merely for fun...but citing a tool created to improve the weak reading skill of Canadian Mounties and other assorted miscreants form the "Great White North" is nothing to crow aboot (from the Canadian) ;P~~~

Peace (but keep poking the bear)

Posted by: ThinkingMan | March 30, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

"They could go about it one of two ways. With the 13th overall pick, the Redskins will be in the range of Penn State's Aaron Maybin and Florida State's Everette Brown. They could draft one of those two players and hope he emerges as a impact pass-rusher in his rookie campaign, but that's a bad bet; no defensive end selected in the first round has mustered double-digit sacks since Julius Peppers and Dwight Freeney in 2002, and that was 17 players ago."

I wonder if the football fans' obsession with sacks is as destructive as baseball's obsession with strikeouts. The sack is of questionable value in evaluating the pass rush because so many other factors affect the totals (particularly the quality of the coverage). QB pressures is a better measure, and that's not particularly reliable either,

By relying on sack totals alone, the author suggests that the last 17 first round draft choice pass rushers haven't been successful
at putting pressure on the QB. Of course that's not true. But it's the sort of drivel that passes for truth on these Internet websites that profess expertise in draft analysis.

Far as I can see, that analysis is mostly just expanded color commentary -- the sort of jargon-heavy, obscure babbling you hear from bloviators on game day.

Facts? Factoids, is more like it -- little micro-meteorites of info that distort more than illuminate.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 31, 2009 6:38 AM | Report abuse

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