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Could Boldin Be in Cards for Skins?

Another name has officially hit the market, with the Arizona Cardinals saying they'd be open to trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin.

Naturally, the Redskins are mentioned in the speculation about possible trade partners, just as they were with Terrell Owens and Jay Cutler. However, I'd expect the Skins' response to Boldin being available to conform much more closely to their reaction to the possibility of getting T.O., rather than Cutler. (Mark Maske analyzes other possible trade partners.)

The Skins have a tremendous number of assets tied up at wide receiver already, in terms of draft picks and salary. They need to find out if their kids can play, and they still have Santana Moss and Antaan Randle El at the top of the pecking order. If Boldin were in a different class from this bunch, it would made sense. But at some point, the team has to say "when."

The issue with Boldin is cash money, pure and simple. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is charged with getting him paid ASAP, and any trade would come with a massive new contract as close as possible to the extension Larry Fitzgerald received a year ago. The Skins lack the cap space to execute such a move, and they also lack the draft-pick ammunition.

The Cards will be seeking multiple picks in this draft -- a first-rounder and more. Also, the Skins obviously want dearly to upgrade at quarterback and if they are going to be moving multiple picks they'll most likely be chasing Mark Sanchez, looking to move up to get someone Daniel Snyder and Vinny Cerrato believe can be a franchise quarterback.

But, with Rosenhaus in the mix, never count the Skins out entirely, even if they're just being mentioned to drive up Boldin's asking price.

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 16, 2009; 11:02 AM ET
 
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Oh yeah. With no cap worries we can trade up and get SANCHEZ, blowing off all our top picks this year and next and sign BOLDIN to a max contract long-term deal. Oh yeah.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 16, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

If Boldin were in a different class from this bunch, it would made sense. But at some point, the team has to say "when."
_________

Um.....WHAT?? I'm not saying we should get him or not...I'm just wondering how that statement makes any sense. The only WR we have even close to his caliber is Santana.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | April 16, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

JLa, been reading my posts. glad to help you with your material

from the last thread

on Boldin -- if we could get him for a #13, I'd do that (of course, the cap would still be problematic). But seriously, would Zona part with a Pro Bowl WR for a #13 pick? I'm thinking not a snowballs chance in AZ in July on that

Posted by: zcezcest1

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 16, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Snyder really makes you wonder whether he actually cares about winning, or whether it's truly just about the bottom line. Actually, I don't wonder at all. I'm pretty sure I know the answer.

That said, I think that we are going to do the right thing this year and take a lineman with 13, an LB in the 3rd round and try to find a diamond in the rough at RB or O-line with the last two picks.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | April 16, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Makes you wish we hadn't wasted all that money on Brandon Lloyd. And Archuleta. An ARE. We need to stop paying guys that we WANT to be stars and start paying guys that already are. Including our own.

Posted by: countystyle | April 16, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Can we end the ARE experiment by trading him and a first for next year? He's a pointless receiver and it gives the new guys a chance to grow, plus James Thrash the opportunity to retire. This makes more sense than drafting Sanchez. WE HAVE A GOOD QUARTERBACK WHO NEEDS SOME ONE TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HIM!!!!

Posted by: Copious1 | April 16, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

"Sure, he's smug. Doesn't bother me, though."

Good for you then, man. I can't stand him, he pauses for emphasis before everything he says...just because he loves to hear himself talk. At least I have a mute button so I don't have to listen to that smug nerd. I think being around Bob Costas too much just makes you that way...

Anyone remember when Costas got up and hugged Collinsworth last year? Most. Awkward. Moment. Ever.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 16, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

"They need to find out if their kids can play, and they still have Santana Moss and Antaan Randle El at the top of the pecking order. If Boldin were in a different class from this bunch, it would made sense."

Not sure what is meant by different 'class'. Is that quality? Well, then yes, he is in a different class. Is he a big WR where the Skins only have smaller WRs? Yes, he's different there, too. He's about the same age as ARE and 'Tana.

Boldin is the Art Monk type of WR, the all around threat who catches everything in sight, converts a ton of 3rd downs and finds himself in the end zone quite a bit. Moss+Boldin would mean the Skins WR pair would be among the best in the league.

It'd be great to have him, but I can't see it. Too many other needs, no cap room.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 16, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

He is not worth a 1st and 3rd rounder, which is what the Cards said it would take.. and we are ok in the WR department... NO MORE RECEVERS!

We cannot waste anymore picks on wideouts... unless Matt Millen is secretly running the team!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | April 16, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

On broadcasters: the color guys are purely for entertainment. No repertorial value whatsoever, except unintentionally. You know how a color guy prepares for a broadcast? He assembles a bunch of informational snippets and practices them in front of a mirror, timing each to make sure it's brief and catchy. Like writing hooks for pop songs, except without bothering with the song.

Remember Ken Beatrice who suggested turning off the volume and listening to Sam and Sonny? Ken wasn't always wrong, you know.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 16, 2009 11:46 AM

While agree for the most Part.

Dan Dierdorf stands out amongst other color guys becasue he is not what you said.

He is a true HOFer from the real days (LAte 60s - Late 70s). And he brings nothing but the truth about the game. True Student.

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 16, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

#13 for Boldin straight up wouldn't be TOO horrible. I wouldn't prefer it, but man, if we could resemble what Zona's WR corps looked like last year, sign me up. Moss, Boldin, a healthy Malcom Kelly, a second year Devin "Showtime" Thomas (hey, if he keeps saying he is Showtime, maybe he'll turn into Showtime?).

If one of those rookie WR's develops as expected, or let alone both of them, we would be sitting pretty. And that's without mentioning Cooley and Big Sleepy.

That's a sick group of "pass catchers" as we like to call 'em.

But then you've FORCED yourself to use EVERY other pick on OL, and hope that one of them turns into a reliable starter. Hope that we find a gem in the later rounds.

Don't worry about DE\LB right now, we'll get both of those next year.

If we did all of this, got Boldin this year and used all of our remaining draft picks on OL and somehow found just one reliable starter. Then next year we go DE/LB in the first two rounds, with maybe cornerback in the third (NOTE : if we have a top 5 pick next year, I'm all for Eric Berry S Tennessee or maybe even Taylor Mays S USC). But anyway, if we went DE/LB/CB next year, I think we're in a pretty good position and everybody of importance will be about in their prime with the young guns having to step in.


This is just a scenario for Boldin, I wouldn't care to give up half of this year's draft for him.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 16, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

He is not worth a 1st and 3rd rounder, which is what the Cards said it would take.. and we are ok in the WR department... NO MORE RECEVERS!

We cannot waste anymore picks on wideouts... unless Matt Millen is secretly running the team!

Posted by: Sports_Guru

Actually, he IS worth a 1st and 3rd -- we just don't have the flexibility to offer up a 1st and 3rd in 2009. Now we could have in 2008 (like I was screaming up here for us to do almost exactly 1 year ago) but we traded down and got Davis, Thomas and Kelly instead. Oooops

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 16, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Forget about Boldin and Sanchez. Just build the offensive and defensive lines so we can get an accurate assessment of our skill players. Nobody is going to look good with what we have here!

Posted by: fj8152001 | April 16, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

"WE HAVE A GOOD QUARTERBACK WHO NEEDS SOME ONE TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HIM!!!!

Posted by: Copious1"


what is this, preschool?

NFL players today "need someone to have confidence" in them?

Gimme a break.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 16, 2009 11:53 AM | Report abuse

"(like I was screaming up here for us to do almost exactly 1 year ago) but we traded down and got Davis, Thomas and Kelly instead. Oooops


Posted by: zcezcest1"


EVERYTIME BOLDIN IS MENTIONED ON THIS BLOG YOU POINT OUT THAT YOU MENTIONED THIS IN 2008

WE GET IT ALREADY

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 16, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I think we all pretty much agree that we won't be getting Boldin. To make matters worse, I'm betting he goes to Philly or NYG. Awesome.

Posted by: countystyle | April 16, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Dan Dierdorf? Dan Dierdorf? Yeah, he may be a knowledgeable guy from the "real" old days, but the man uses more cliches and states the obvious more than any other freakin' broadcaster out there. Once again, I don't claim to know too much about "inside" football, so I want a broadcaster that tells me something I DON'T know.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | April 16, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I might regret saying this, but thank you Truth. How many times do we have to read that you proposed this?? Give it a rest already.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 16, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

You guys are all wrong; you forget who's running the team. We're going to get Boldin and it will only cost a 2nd round pick.

Of course the trade won't happen until 2016, but still.

Posted by: groundhogdayguy | April 16, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

There is one trade scenario that could play out. Not sure how it would develop with cap issues, but it would involve moving Campbell and perhaps Cooley to AZ and we get Boldin and a pick (or Matt Leinart?) in return.

AZ needs a QB to replace Warner, Campbell is likely to be done in DC soon enough and Warner is on limited time in AZ due to his age/injury history.

Campbell + Cooley makes sense in that Jason gets his favorite target to join him. AZ gives up a WR, where they have 3 good ones now -- and gets a major upgrade at TE.

For Vinny, he gets to to put Fred Davis on the field -- at least one of his 2008 picks gets to show he was worth it. And it clears out two relics of the Joe Gibbs era.

Getting the added pick from AZ makes it easier for the Skins to get Sanchez.

I have no idea how they would make the cap work.

Plus, depends on how AZ feels about Leinart. He lost the starting job to Warner, turns out Warner was still pretty darn great. No shame in that. Still, its not clear if AZ has turned on him

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 16, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Remember Ken Beatrice who suggested turning off the volume and listening to Sam and Sonny? Ken wasn't always wrong, you know.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 16, 2009 11:46 AM

Listening to Sonny and Sam is painful. Just hoping that they arent going to say something retarded... and continually being let down. Its time for someone to retire.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 16, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

The skins dont need to trade any picks for other peoples players. Its proven not to work. Or for a rookie that dano and vinno think of as a "franchise QB". The only trading they need to do is down to acquire more picks. Sanchez hopefully will be gone and the danny wont have the opportunity to waste more draft picks on him or Boldin.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 16, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

"Can we end the ARE experiment by trading him and a first for next year?"

I thought this was jsut too damn funny... a first? first what?

Posted by: RedDMV | April 16, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I like Boldin because I read somewhere he rejcts the idea that he's a wide receiver. "I'm a football player," he insists.

A tough guy. Too tough entirely for the Cards. He ought to play for the Bears or Baltimore.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 16, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

might regret saying this, but thank you Truth. How many times do we have to read that you proposed this?? Give it a rest already.

Posted by: BeantownGreg

cuz you were on the wrong side of this :) Its why I bring it up. Just to see you wince. It makes my day (and yes, I'm shallow)

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 16, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

sign me up on the list of people that thinks Arizona is making a big mistake if they let him go, which it looks like they will. Look what he's done for them on the field and look how he came back from that brutal injury. You owe him more than that. And at the end of the year, Arizona was WAY under the cap last year and had plenty of space. I guess I understand not wanting to put all your money into one position, but come on. I think you do whatever you have to do to keep them together.


and a side note, Whisenhunt's sister works where I do and she's a hotty

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 16, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Listening to Sonny and Sam is painful. Just hoping that they arent going to say something retarded... and continually being let down. Its time for someone to retire.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz

Sam is that nutty old uncle. He makes your eyes roll and you won't get much insight from him. But if you can get past all that he isn't, there is a lovable quality to him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 16, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

HE HAS A BROKEN FACE!! just thought i'd throw that in there...

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 16, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

z, couple things....

1. Being that NOTHING has happened, how is it that you're right??

2. I wince at every one of your posts...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 16, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

let me make this much clear about Boldin and the Cardinals situation, every teams DC knows that without Boldin Fitzgerald is not gonna be as effective as he is with Boldin in the lineup so point here is that whoever decides to trade for Boldin knows that they hold all the cards not Arizona because push comes to shove there is no way steve Breaston can replace Boldin or Cardinals management can find someone as good as Boldin especially as a rookie who can put up same type of numbers as boldin did during his rookie year.

Posted by: rmnkevorkian | April 16, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Sam & Sonny sound like an old married couple. Sam is the husband because he is always wrong. I say let 'em call the games until, like Mr. Kalas they drop over in the booth...

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 16, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Madden's replacement? Frank Caliendo. Madden doesn't have to be gone at all.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 16, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

let me make this much clear about Boldin and the Cardinals situation, every teams DC knows that without Boldin Fitzgerald is not gonna be as effective as he is with Boldin in the lineup so point here is that whoever decides to trade for Boldin knows that they hold all the cards not Arizona because push comes to shove there is no way steve Breaston can replace Boldin or Cardinals management can find someone as good as Boldin especially as a rookie who can put up same type of numbers as boldin did during his rookie year.

Posted by: rmnkevorkian | April 16, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

But Early Doucet can replace him. They are stacked at WR.

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 16, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

z, couple things....

1. Being that NOTHING has happened, how is it that you're right??

2. I wince at every one of your posts...

Posted by: BeantownGreg

What? We picked Thomas, Kelly and Davis -- and those picks could have been used to get Boldin last year. That happened. If you want to say we did the right thing in not trading the picks for Q, go ahead and defend it. But history says when you can trade 3 pounds of hamburger for a future HOF level player in his prime, do it.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 16, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

BOOM! Tough Actin' Tinactin!

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 16, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

The Skins have to see if Thomas and Kelly amount to anything this year before fishing for any new receivers.

The draft is deep at LB.

Ideal scenario for the Skins: Trade down with someone and pick up a second round pick (stupid trade for J Taylor last year - ugh).

Use late round one pick on best OT available. (Oher or Britten)
Use round two on best LB or DE (whoever is higher on the their draft board). Lots of good LBs this year.
Use round three on whatever they did not pick in round 2.

Posted by: dlenehan | April 16, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

'...He is not worth a 1st and 3rd rounder...'

He's worth a 1st rounder this year and a third the next--for some other team.

Besides, Jasno is just tossing out peanuts for some of the elephants on here to slurp up.

We don't want a trade of anything but senseless for commonsense.


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 16, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

z, the trade for Boldin didn't happen, so how are you right about something that didn't happen??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 16, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

NBC names Collinsworth to succeed Madden.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | April 16, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: moosepod | April 16, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Sam and Sonny are just like those two old guys in the Muppets that are up in the theatre balcony, crabbin' about stuff.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | April 16, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

"What? We picked Thomas, Kelly and Davis -- and those picks could have been used to get Boldin last year. That happened. If you want to say we did the right thing in not trading the picks for Q, go ahead and defend it. But history says when you can trade 3 pounds of hamburger for a future HOF level player in his prime, do it.

Posted by: zcezcest1 "

it's easy to say that now

I bet in 2008 you were all for drafting Thomas, Kelly, and Davis. I bet if we would've asked you what you thought about a possible trade for Boldin, you would've said "No way!" and cried.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 16, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

If Boldin were in a different class from this bunch, it would made sense. But at some point, the team has to say "when."

By Jason La Canfora | April 16, 2009; 11:02 AM ET

Wow, JLC...you are an f-ing bozo for this remark. Boldin would outplay ANY WR on this roster on a bad day. This would be one of the few trades the Skins could make that would make even a little sense. Package one or both of the turds from last year's 2nd round botch along with a 1st rounder and you've got a deal. Makes a helluva lot more sense than anything they would've done to get Cutler.

Instead of fabricating stuff about Boldin (damn, even PFT didn't throw the Skins in the Boldin discussion), you should be posting something about John Madden's retirement. I know he's got no real ties to the Skins, but his impact on the entire game of football can't be ignored.

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 16, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn't ruling out the possibility his state may one day secede from the nation.

Speaking to an energetic and angry tea party crowd in Austin Wednesday evening, the Lone Star State governor suggested secession may happen in the future should the federal government not change its fiscal polices.

"There's a lot of different scenarios," Perry said. "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."

Perry, who is beginning to gear up for what could be a challenging re-election race, rejected more than $500 million in federal stimulus funds earlier this year and has been highly critical of President Obama's stimulus package.

His comments come a week after endorsing a resolution in the Texas state House reasserting state sovereignty over federal mandates.

Specifically it states that "all compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed."

Texas, America's second biggest state in area and population, was its own nation for 10 years before joining the United States in 1845."

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 16, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

NBC names Collinsworth to succeed Madden.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | April 16, 2009 12:24 PM

That's unfortunate. Kinda like Dan Snyder being named owner of the Redskins after Jack Kent Cooke.

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 16, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

and OH IT GETS BETTER :


"Should Texas one day secede, one man may already be vying to be its president. Actor Chuck Norris said last month he may be interested in the post.

“I may run for president of Texas,” Norris wrote in a column posted at WorldNetDaily. “That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.”"


http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

more power to Texas, there might be some other states that have a history of seceding that are interested too

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 16, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Its hard to see how the Skins get Boldin. The cap ties them up pretty tightly. They have a few major holes to address.

WR isn't a position of strength, but we're OK if Santana is healthy and one of last year's rookie WRs steps up.

RT is a major problem and most of the OL is at risk with little depth. And as we saw last year, without an OL, nothing much works

OLB is another area of risk (don't know much about the OLB they just signed). DE is the other major challenge (unless Albert becomes a DE, in which case the challenge moves to DT)

With the limited resources the Skins have, they need to focus on the 3 areas of where they are highly vulnerable. DE, OLB and RT/OL. WR isn't the place to spend those resources in 2009

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 16, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Bored???????


Weak-a$$ed chatta about the yet to happen draft got you down?

Tired of dudes posting stuff to get you riled up only to laugh at your responses?

Best Gangsta movie/show:

pick'em:

Menace II Society
Goodfellas
The Godfather,part 2
The Sopranos, 3rd season
Casino
Clockers
The Wire, any season
Scarface
The Desperate Hours
Donnie Brasco
Carlito's Way
My Cousin Vinny
Black Caesar
Pulp Fiction


....me, Goodfellas.

SCENE: Shadowy bar with Joe Pesci holding fort amongst a group of drunk gangstas. He asks a weirded out Ray Liotta, "Do I amuse you?...Am I some kind of entertainment for you?"


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 16, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Menace II Society

"What you say about my mama?"

GAME OVER FOLKS YOU'VE BEEN GREAT!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 16, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Truth,

I presume from your comments up here that you of reasonable intelligence. That being said, after seeing the crowd of folks in Houston protesting whatever the hell they were protesting yesterday, I have to wonder - why would you ever listen to a bunch of folks who just got a tax cut tell you how bad it was that their taxes were being RAISED?

About 25% of the people in this country have been reveling in the so called "Reagan Revolution" for 25 years or so, and they are completely disconnected from reality at this point.

Governor GoodHair (Perry) will have his ass handed to him by Kay Bailey Hutchinson or Bill White (houston mayor) next year, and this will be the bellwether of a return of common sense to American politics.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | April 16, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

If someone already said this, apologies.

If they can work out a deal trading Boldin for last year's three second round (receivers", I'm all for it.

But Danny won't trade his first and third rounder for Boldin. He HAS to draft someone the first day of the draft--otherwise he'll lose all that concession money when no one shows at his draft Day Shindig.

Posted by: TheCork | April 16, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Good topic Moe.

"Ughh...What is a Ute?"

Goodfellas and Godfather Part II are 2 of my fav movies all-time. Vinny is a great comedy.

Scene: Vito tracking the Black Hand through the streets from the rooftops

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 16, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Dan Dierdorf? Dan Dierdorf? Yeah, he may be a knowledgeable guy from the "real" old days, but the man uses more cliches and states the obvious more than any other freakin' broadcaster out there. Once again, I don't claim to know too much about "inside" football, so I want a broadcaster that tells me something I DON'T know.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | April 16, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

He is now... but before today it was Madden. I don't ever know if he KNEW he was at a football game, let alone what he was supposed to be doing there.

Posted by: moosepod | April 16, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

The good benefit about Texas seceding is that we no longer have to hear the Cowboys referred to as America's Team

Posted by: LoyalOpposition1 | April 16, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

This is a tickler.

A. Kelly is a sore spot, for now, at least and we just don't know if he crumbles yet again, during training camp. We have to wait that long to see how he does with ADDED pressure, not friendly opposition. We need to see him in two or three preseason games, going full throttle for a few series, because the NFC East won't let up from the opening bell to the end of the regular season. Thomas holds some promise and owes us us a season with much more improvement, as these two are second rounders and they BETTER show it.

Santana Moss has been shoulder what he can downfield and we shouldn't put too much on ARE being just a receiver downfield, we need for a little of everything. When a player is COMFORTABLE AND NEW, I get rid of him. Why?

He should never be satisfied with just a PAST experience and should always be hungry. Ever checked Santana Moss' and ARE ticker? The motor doesnt stop, the brain doesn't stop, and the hunger doesn't die.

These two guys (Kelly and Thomas are spanking brand new!!!). Uh uh, comfortable, NOT!

Do you think Boldin's satisfied? NFL level receivers stay in the hunt from day one!

Posted by: kurtbw | April 16, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

You think a miniscule talent like Boldin is going to stop Snyder from drafting his next Joe Montana? Please. Snyder isn't risking his sure-fire HOF "franchise QB" coming out of college simply because there's a record-setting all-pro receiver on the market.

Posted by: psps23 | April 16, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

If Texas secedes that means The Girls and the new stadium are out of the league, putting the Skins back on top as the World's richest franchise. I say let Texas secede, forget the Alamo!

Posted by: clark202 | April 16, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Oh, damn all of you - But, if I moved back to DC from the Independent Republic of Texas, would I then be an illegal immigrant?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | April 16, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn't ruling out the possibility his state may one day secede from the nation.

Speaking to an energetic and angry tea party crowd in Austin Wednesday evening, the Lone Star State governor suggested secession may happen in the future should the federal government not change its fiscal polices.

"There's a lot of different scenarios," Perry said. "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."

Perry, who is beginning to gear up for what could be a challenging re-election race, rejected more than $500 million in federal stimulus funds earlier this year and has been highly critical of President Obama's stimulus package.

His comments come a week after endorsing a resolution in the Texas state House reasserting state sovereignty over federal mandates.

Specifically it states that "all compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed."

Texas, America's second biggest state in area and population, was its own nation for 10 years before joining the United States in 1845."

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 16, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Note to those planning to secede from the union: This has been done, didn't really work out. But you know what they say: Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.

Posted by: moosepod | April 16, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

"You think a miniscule talent like Boldin is going to stop Snyder from drafting his next Joe Montana? Please. Snyder isn't risking his sure-fire HOF "franchise QB" coming out of college simply because there's a record-setting all-pro receiver on the market.

Posted by: psps23 | April 16, 2009 12:46 PM"

Good one. LOL. Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Sure you may not have Campbell as a "Franchise" QB and yes I have my moments with him. However, he's improved to face the NFC and most AFC teams with the exact intensity we need. He just needs RELIABLE weapons, but I don't like it when the Skins, rely on one guy and then they suck, when he's out.

This is the problem I still have with putting so much in the wallet of the guy that gets hurt. (Jason Taylor, Deion Sanders, LaVar Arrington) Its the never ending story. So forget about Boldin, because if you pay up to him (we don't have it, I swear!!! - AH and DH and still contracts due in 2010, 2011, Arrrggh!)

It would mean we break up continuity on the team (A VIABLE PLAYOFF COMMODITY). If we really wanted Boldin, we would have BALKED at handing over the bank to Haynesworth and Hall, KNOWING we'd be mortgaging our future for other FA's or trades like Harrison, Boldin, etc.

Let's move on and be glad for the future, WITH AH and DH, along with two healthy receivers, ok!

Posted by: kurtbw | April 16, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Moe, this is great stuff...

Best Gangsta movie/show:

pick'em:

Menace II Society
Goodfellas
The Godfather,part 2
The Sopranos, 3rd season
Casino
Clockers
The Wire, any season
Scarface
The Desperate Hours
Donnie Brasco
Carlito's Way
My Cousin Vinny
Black Caesar
Pulp Fiction

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There is no way you can only pick one from this list, but if you're holding a .45 to my temple, then I guess I too have to go with 'Goodfellas'.

While that Peci scene in the lounge was a good one, the opening scene, the sequence with the theme (Eric Clapton joint?) playing in the background, and any scene with 'Morris' in it...

F 'em in the ear... F 'em in the other ear, I want my money!!!

But I almost equally love all those other gangster movies... man.. some straight classic beast on that list... Casino (Nicky was that dude), Scarface (ahead of it's time), you even got the greatest TV drama of all time on that list - 'The Wire'.

Can't forget about Menace..

Sharref: "Whatever man, ayo put this tape in."

Stacy: "Man you better go somewhere with that black power sh*t, you know that gets no play in this ride..."

Posted by: RedDMV | April 16, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

What about Harlem Nights?

YOU MADE ME SHOOT JUNIOR!!!!!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 16, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

What about........SOUTHCENTRAL!!!!!

LOCO in jail: CANT BE ALONE IN HERE BOBBY!!

JUST GIVE ME THE DRINK !!!!LOLOL

DUECE HERE!

Posted by: all_this_bs | April 16, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

HE EVEN GOT RAYRAY STEALIN CAR STEREOS
AND THEY ONLY GIVIN HIM LIKE TWENTY DOLLAS!!

Posted by: all_this_bs | April 16, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

nothin beats CHRIS ROCK smokin rock in JUICE

Posted by: all_this_bs | April 16, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Its difficult to believe they are so down on Campbell. If you added 4 long TD's to his stats they would be significantly better. Its really up to Thomas, Kelly, Davis, and Betts to provide these stat padding plays.

Im glad we took all these WR's last year and I hope we give them the best chance to succeed. Continuity is our best chance.

Screw Boldin and Sanchez. If its all a ploy to makethe Jets give up something on draft day then we'll have to give ViDanny props.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 16, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Whatever, those are some good movies. But Pulp Fiction is at the top of the list imb.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 16, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Yeah JLC...we don't have cap room. Hahahaha. The cap....hahahahaha.

Posted by: buryyourduke | April 16, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

As, I've mentioned before, as long as Daniel Snyder, and his sniffing dog Vinny is running our beloved Redskins, the Redskins will never be successful...The last time the Redskins were truly successful, was when the Cooke family owned the Redskins. Daniel Snyder is only after one thing, and we all know that is not want the team needs to be successful, but to just make a big splash, so he can have his name out there - good or bad.

Posted by: robolie | April 16, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I'm confused by these disparate threads. Is this column in Sports, Style or Politics?

Posted by: salescoach | April 16, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

GM Please! Whats the plan.....

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | April 16, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

What do you call a Small Budget Now for Free Agents?

"Craddle Cap"

Posted by: kurtbw | April 16, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

The only thing I have to say about the current Skins QB's are what Sonny Jurgenson and Joe Theisman have stated:
COLT BRENNAN has IT
JASON CAMPBELL has not gotten IT done

Posted by: nanbill05 | April 16, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Colt Brennan has IT in small time college football and meaningless preseason football. The Detroit Lions were 4-0 in the preaseason and the first time Hawaii played a college team with a pulse, it was against the Georgia Bulldogs. That game went very well.

I love the Redskins as a team but NFL fans in general consider us a laughingstock. Now I understand why....

Posted by: RobInVaBeach | April 16, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Snyder the defacto GM with no experience is a freaking idot. There are models up and down 95 that he could follow in order to know how to effectively build and run an NFL franchise.

I also wonder who is really advising him I mean there are all sorts of Redskin resources around this area, former players who have vey good football knowledge but unless it is a secret he does not appear to be using those resources so where does he get these fantasy football ideas from?

Drafting Sanchez is assinine and ridiculous regardless of my view of Campbell, GM defacto Snyder should first surround Campbell with a young swift and strong offensive line , a reliable starting possession wide receiver, a change of pace running back to spell Portis an Betts is not the answer, and finally stick with a coach at least 3 to 5 years and let the coach choose players the coach is comfortable with to run his freaking system.

Defacto GM Snyder can bring in any quarterback he wants but without a foundation on both the offensive and defensive lines and reliable receiving threats and keeping a coach longer than a year it doesn't matter Danny look at your freaking track record since you bought the team. Stop meddling we know you have an ego, we know you know how to rape us fans pockets because football is a very passionate sport but hire football men who have experience building teams you definitely don't!!!!!!!!

Posted by: TheBeatDontStop | April 16, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

This "Sanchez" talk REALLY irks me...did'nt we just trade a bunch of draft choices a few years back to get Campbell, whom Vinny & Dan thought was a "franchise" QB???

When does this madness end? It's pretty simple DannyBOY...look at the season JC was having when the o-line was rockin'...he was on fire! When the o-line went South, JC went South & all of this with ONE reputable WR.

Why can't these guys see this? Is it plain stupidity or just "wishful" thinking?

When, again, does this madness end?

DannyBOY...get an o-line...get a d-line...get rid of Vinnie & get a REAL GM...please!!!

You profess that you slept in Redskins pajamas as a kid, yet your constant medeling has mad a JOKE of the franchise that you claim to love. Hire a REAL football person to run this organization, go to the NFL meetings & get involved in revenue issues, rule changes etc, & leave the day to day operations up to a pro...PLEASE!!!

Mark Sanchez...come on...gimme a break.

When will this madness end??????

Redskin fan since 1972 & I DID sleep in Redskin pajamas.

Posted by: james51 | April 16, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

who exactly picks these subject matters? jason if you are reading this, I see why people have negative vibes about you. we have WR's already, we are not looking for a QB (JC will retire here pending OL quality and being injury free)(I realize that not stirring up that pot of crap limits your topics) and we again have a creampuff schedule this year. on paper it looks like an 11-5 season at minimum. As previously discussed WR is the position that needs to step up and if there is an reciever position to look at it is TE pettigrew. the guy is a stud and would be a terror as a wideout. Cooley would be gone (I like him, but he is too slow for his size and although he has improved, a bigtime blocking liability. I would try to convince a top 12 drafting team to take cooley and our #1 (13), or keep our #1 (13) and give them a our 2010 #1 for their #1 and one of those other garbage picks this year.in a perfect world we draft curry and pettigrew in round one, our scouts do their job and find OL help (isn't Kendall still unsigned?), and we will be having a big parade in feb 2010. both curry and pettigrew are future HOF barrin injury. HAIL SKINS!

Posted by: jenksredskins | April 16, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

bad preview on previous post (that was barring injury) so don't beat me up on grammar.

Posted by: jenksredskins | April 16, 2009 11:06 PM | Report abuse

zce alwyays wants to get rid of cooley. i wonder what he is smoking? cooley sells more skins stuff than almost anyone on the team. he is dannys most valuable merchandise tool. he will not be gone. get over yourself zce.

Posted by: rls1041 | April 17, 2009 8:19 AM | Report abuse

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