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Odds and Ends

Santana Moss and Clinton Portis were sent home with the stomach flu, but both are expected to be fine for the weekend.

Gibbs decided to cancel practice today and do more of a walk-thru today, after such a physical game Sunday night, but will return to normal practice Thursday.

TE Todd Yoder is still suffering from a sore knee, and his status is uncertain. "We have to wait and watch it," Coach Joe Gibbs said.

Coach Joe said he didn't watch the game Monday night between the Vikings and Bears - as a rule he watches the game film only (except for Thanksgiving Day games at Coach Don Breaux's house, my favorite topic of all time - check out the entire press conference online for full details). But owner Daniel Snyder was watching the game and, after watching the Bears running game getting blown up, called Gibbs with a playful message: "Don't run it on third and 1."

Vikings Coach Brad Childress would not reveal much about the status of two key injured players - stud corner Antoine Winfield (dude is having a monster season) and receiver Sydney Rice. Childress said both would be assessed in practice this week (big surprise there).

Tried to get Coach Joe going a bit and, going back to the well, let him know that he's never lost in the Metrodome. "Don't start that," he said, then took a few verbal jabs at me in good fun. Didn't turn into Angry Joe by any stretch ... I won't be here Friday - driving the family up to my in-laws near Cooperstown - and my man Jerry Coleman is in Aruba (he's got the life) but if you can convince some other media schlub to ask Coach Joe about his record in Minnesota again on Friday, maybe he'll flip out.

Gibbs said he thought a few players named as Pro Bowl alternates should have been starters or alternates, and was touched that Sean Taylor was voted as a starter posthumously.

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 19, 2007; 3:19 PM ET
 
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Comments

1st?!

Posted by: straub21 | December 19, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

"TE Todd Yoder is still suffering from a sore knee, and his status is uncertain. 'Wait and watch it, we will,' Coach Joe Gibbs said."

Interesting.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to the plain old "beep, beep"?

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 19, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Screw the vikings, everyone stays talking about how great they are. They are butt-cheeks and they will go down.

Posted by: sams3 | December 19, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

I love love LOVE this ...

"Tried to get Coach Joe going a bit and, going back to the well, let him know that he's never lost in the Metrodome. "Don't start that," he said, then took a few verbal jabs at me ..."

... the verbatim quote from those verbal jabs includes stuff like "Yeah, well your tie is too wide" and "who wears a pink shirt, plaid shorts, and hightops with no socks up here to a preseason practice?" and "real nice try, journo boy, what's playing on your iPod?"

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

This snowflake tastes like fishsticks.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I won't be here Friday - driving the family up to my in-laws near Cooperstown

What the pete does this have to do with the Redskins?!

dmacdc, comments?

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

freakZ, where are YOU from!?!?! where I'm from, the snowflakes taste like pickled herring.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Lemme guess -- Moss & Portis tucked into some fried shrimp for lunch.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

and for god sakes whats love got to do with it got to do with it?

Posted by: sams3 | December 19, 2007 3:42 PM | Report abuse

(From last thread, I got beep beeped)


"This is supposed to bring positive energy to the earth, promote peace, engender empathy, compassion and love, and even combat global warming. "

Well, if they put it that way, how can we say no?...

http://blogs.smh.com.au/lifestyle/asksam/archives/2007/12/world_orgasm_day.html

Posted by: 4-12 | December 19, 2007 03:33 PM

Posted by: 4-12 | December 19, 2007 3:42 PM | Report abuse

If the U crew has got the same flu that's been circulating down her in Fredericksburg they may need to wear burgundy and gold diapers on Sunday.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 19, 2007 3:44 PM | Report abuse

"TE Todd Yoder is still suffering ..."

The Metrodome announcer should pre-record the line "Number 79 is an eligible receiver." I'm thinking we'll hear alot of that. Go Alexander!

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Portis blame it on bad shrimp at PF Changs before the game last week...

somethings not right...

OMG! It's morning sickness. He and Moss are both pregnant, they just haven't announced to the media yet.

I think Jasno and Cindy better get on this before the word gets out.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Mmmm...pad thai.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

4-12,
Was it good for you? It was for me that's all I'm sayin.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Without having bothered to look it up, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the Metrodome is the largest building in the world named after Hubert Humphrey.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Both times, Stumped.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 19, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

The Falcons released a statement ... that they had a deal in principle with Parcells last night, but that when he showed up this morning, he said he had a better deal from the Dolphins, and that that was all the Falcons were going to say about it. [This bit is from pft.com]

Dolphin-safe Tuna? [This bit is from dcsween]

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Geez 4-12,

That just might bring Jack back.

Uh, ain't it time to change the moniker - getting rather embarassing, isn't it?

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 19, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse

uh, correction - that might set Jack off.

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 19, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

That stadium is so boring it should be called the Metronome.

No?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

They may have something bigger named for Fritz Mondale.

No?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Geesh. Anyone else want to chip in to send Aurthur Blank a Pick-Me-Up Bouquet?

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 3:59 PM | Report abuse

uh, correction - that might set Jack off.

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 19, 2007 03:58 PM

I was going to ask if 4-12's contribution was a solitary one or a group effort.

SJK

Adam

Posted by: argh | December 19, 2007 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Jack-off

Posted by: sams3 | December 19, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

The doctor said I wouldn't have so many nosebleeds if I kept my finger out of there.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I think Snyder should provide a luxury box for Jessica Simpson for the last game.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7583938

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | December 19, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

charlie- I tried the notguy (read: dcsween) version (12-4), but was way out of my comfort zone. Now it's just more of a nod to toddRedcoat.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 19, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

From the previous thread re: practice squad addition, DE Tommy Davis, looks like he has been on the rosters of the Saints and the Giants, and at the UNC pro day in 2006, he benched 225 pounds 34 times, the most of any UNC player.

NOW you can relax.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Clarence Verdun?

No?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

John Clayton says Sidney Rice has a high ankle sprain. That would keep him out of Sundays game. http://rotoworld.com/content/HeadLines.aspx?sport=NFL&hl=108956

Posted by: kreitman4 | December 19, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Though I too am a fan of not guy, I am not not guy either.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I think Snyder should provide a luxury box for Jessica Simpson for the last game.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7583938

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | December 19, 2007 04:03 PM


Uh oh. I wonder if Romo knows about bros before hos.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

So I watched the game Monday, I noticed that the "to be LA" Vikings QB always threw the ball with no feet on the ground. Any of you know it all's know how a team can take advantage of that?

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

4-12,

how about 8-8? That would be a safe bet year after year.

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 19, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Sooooo...... do you like...... stuff?

Posted by: Zebraskins | December 19, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Any of you know it all's know how a team can take advantage of that?

Take out his legs while he's in the air. It's legal.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

"... Vikings QB always threw the ball with no feet on the ground. Any of you know it all's know how a team can take advantage of that?"

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 04:07 PM

Hmmm, I'll take "sack him" for $600, Alex.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I am actually thinking, you want to make sure that if you sack him, stay away from his legs, go for the mid section. Let him jump on every pass as that has to reduce his accuracy by 25%. I am no pro QB, but I know you want to keep the feet on the ground to throw accurate.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

For what it's worth, the University of Minnesota Law School is named after Walter (Fritz) Mondale - looks like that's about it...

Posted by: johndinhouston | December 19, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Oh boy...sleep! That's where I'm a Viking!

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Seems like, if a QB is in the air when he throws, he wouldn't be able to get the ball downfield very fast, i.e., without a back foot to plant.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Seems like it also might be a good opportunity to remove his shoes.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Seems like it also might be a good opportunity to remove his shoes.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 04:15 PM

Or tie them together.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the reason Jackson jumps is because he's trying to mount an invisible flying unicorn.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

He is not a very big boy. Though his line is.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Throwing a basketball when your feet are already off the ground, your arms already need to be partially extended and in motion to get any distance on the shot/pass. Seems like keeping a QB in the air would limit his distance too.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

How is Winfield having a monster season? He's got 64 tackles and 1 int and has missed like 3-4 games this year. In that case, I'm having a record breaking season. I haven't given up a reception all year!

Posted by: ga8085 | December 19, 2007 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Eh I just checked his stats on NFL. I take it back he is 6-2

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

That's where I saw the leprechaun. He told me to buuuurrrn things.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Just as the Viking's QB (who is he?) starts the snap count. London Fletcher should engage him in a game of London sez.

London sez, Say hike the ball, London sez, Drop the ball.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

As long as we remember that it's still too soon, much too soon, to make any joke along the lines of "London Bridge is..."

Let's hold off on that one.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 4:29 PM | Report abuse

That stadium is so boring it should be called the Metronome.


That was funny, Nate.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 4:29 PM | Report abuse

"Oh boy...sleep! That's where I'm a Viking!"

hahahaha

Posted by: psps23 | December 19, 2007 4:30 PM | Report abuse

F Dr. Z, but he has us at #14 this week and picks us over the Vikes Sunday:

Washington Redskins (7-7)
This has turned into a very tough team, coming back and beating the Bears and then the Giants in a pair of slugfests, after the Sean Taylor tragedy. I sure like them over the Vikings Sunday, even if it is in Minnesota, and then they face Dallas when the Cowboys could be resting people. The playoffs? Why not?

Posted by: quinnskins | December 19, 2007 4:32 PM | Report abuse

re jump pass:

joe namath used to throw that jump pass all the time. he had problems neither with accuracy nor velocity. some qb's resist having their flaws corrected, but i think that jackson has bigger flaws than just jumping.. he looked very raw against the bears

Posted by: seltzer | December 19, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

i think that jackson has bigger flaws than just jumping..

Posted by: seltzer | December 19, 2007 04:33 PM

Hey...if the guy sees unicorns, then he sees unicorns. Todd bless him.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

DefiNATEly.

I've been mulling over some fabricated story about Moss and a new contract and Here comes Santana's Clause, but so far I've shown remarkable restraint.

Hey, wait does that count?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 03:50 PM

My cat's breath smells like cat food.

Posted by: Barno1 | December 19, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

i missed the blog yesterday. have you all talked about this supposed gibbs contract extension? why hasn't jason posted on this yet?

Posted by: psps23 | December 19, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Madden Quote:

The key to a Redskins win in Minnesota is STOP the run....

Posted by: trailblazer658 | December 19, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

i missed the blog yesterday. have you all talked about this supposed gibbs contract extension? why hasn't jason posted on this yet?

Posted by: psps23 | December 19, 2007 04:40 PM

I think everyone is still in denial about the prospect of three more years of Gibbenstein. I mentioned it yesterday, it seems if true, it seems that Snyder is so impressed with a 500 record, that he's willing to bet the farm that they can do the same thing next year as well.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 19, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

John Madden makes Ralph Wiggum look like a Nobel Laureate.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 4:43 PM | Report abuse

These berries taste like burning

Posted by: sams3 | December 19, 2007 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Madden always makes it sound soooo easy wonder if he would ever consider a comeback in coaching? hmmmm....

Posted by: trailblazer658 | December 19, 2007 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Parcells? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Posted by: toddcoat | December 19, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Normally, I would agree with the F Dr. Z meme. [F? meme? out of hand!]. This week, however, he has a point. Five game winning streak phooey!

Week 10, Vikings get shut out 34-0 by the Packers (this is a Packers team who, a month earlier, the Skins held tough with at 17-14).
Week 11, Vikings beat Oakland
Week 12, Vikings beat Giants (who are who we thought they were)
Week 13, Vikings beat Detroit
Week 14, Vikings beat San Francisco
Week 15, Vikings beat Chicago

This winning "streak" (and accompanying speschy speschy from the national media) leads the Vikings to the fabled "trap game". They don't know what's going to hit them.

The Skins current two game streak is built on grit and resilience. This is a TEAM right now.

I'm just sayin'

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Not happy with the decision TODDCOAT?

Posted by: trailblazer658 | December 19, 2007 4:48 PM | Report abuse

The guy coached the Pats for 4 years and the Jets for 3, our two worst enemies (in recent years).

To get an idea of how I feel about this, imagine that Jimmy Johnson decides he'd like one last go as GM of the Redskins? Or better still, Barry Switzer?

Posted by: toddcoat | December 19, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

At a minimum, Gibbs will sign a one-year extension (option) so that he can coach like he's coaching for the future, instead of a farewell tour. Then, at the end of the season, he will retire after fulfilling his original five year contract.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Toddcoat, sorry about that dude. No Dolphin can be safe with The Tuna.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone been able to shut down their running game? If so how?

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

RE: Vikings Win Streak - and we have lost to:

3 NFC Division Winners
1 Potential NFC Wild Card Team
1 AFC Division Winner
The Bills and the Eagles -

So,

We've won the games that we are supposed to win, pretty much - and this game falls into this category - we are peaking at the right time - how many defensive touchdowns have we let up since the 1st quarter of the Tampa Bay game? 2? 3?

Posted by: johndinhouston | December 19, 2007 4:56 PM | Report abuse

They may have something bigger named for Fritz Mondale.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 03:59 PM

Funny, and also not so funny. I voted for Mondale in 2002 to keep that chump Norm Coleman out of the US Senate. He took over after Wellstone was killed 11 days before the election.

Posted by: MNSkinsFan | December 19, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I think that the Tuna just wants to beat up the Bills a few more times.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

I think that the Tuna just wants to beat up the Bills a few more times.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

I am confident the Skins will pull out a win this weekend and I don't think it will be that close either.
1. Vikings have no passing game, they rely on the run. The Skins are better against the run than the pass.
2. If Winfield doesn't play, or plays injured with that strained pectoral, Moss could have a field day against them.
3. The Vikes have one of the worst pass D's in the league, Moss and Cooley will be a focal point for the scheme this week. Also, all the plays in the playbook will be utilized with Collins at the helm. And is it me, or does Collins have that Peyton Manning extremely long head and neck syndrome? That's got to be a good omen.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 19, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

The eagles shut down their run game. They did it by being men.

Posted by: sams3 | December 19, 2007 4:59 PM | Report abuse

alex35332, SF (of all teams!) shut down the Vikings running game...at least Adrian Peterson....he only had 3 yards rushing...or was it 13?

Posted by: Lisa | December 19, 2007 5:00 PM | Report abuse

"Has anyone been able to shut down their running game? If so how?"

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 04:55 PM

I think it happened the first week Peterson was out with an injury, and before Chester Taylor was not into a rhythm ... not sure whether that is a strategy as much as a set of circumstances.

My guess is that their running game cannot be shut down, just outscored. Two solid backs (plus a Pro Bowl fullback) and a road grading line. Just need to make sure that they don't get too many yards after contact. That plus force fumbles.

Anyone notice how hard the Steelers try to strip the ball? For them, the first guy to the ball carrier has to make the tackle. The second guy goes for the ball. The third guy assists on the tackle.

Skins need to force turnovers on D.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

He had like 14 rushes for 3 yds. Taylor picked up the slack, but didn't dominate by any means. They're too one dimensional...

Posted by: ga8085 | December 19, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

The best way to stop their running game is to kneecap the left side of their offensive line.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Anybody got a tv schedule handy? Wondering if we get the Eagles (GO EAGLES!) game or the Bills (GO BILLS!) game in DC Sunday afternoon.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 19, 2007 5:04 PM | Report abuse

4-12, we'll get to watch the Giants game on Sunday afternoon.

For maps, such as, or such as more info:
http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/

Posted by: -swb | December 19, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

"Anybody got a tv schedule handy? Wondering if we get the Eagles (GO EAGLES!) game or the Bills (GO BILLS!) game in DC Sunday afternoon."

Posted by: 4-12 | December 19, 2007 05:04 PM

I think Fox will have Green Bay in Chicago and CBS will have Cleveland in Cincinnati.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I think GG may want to take Dotrey out every once in a while and go with a 4-4 or something.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, what swb said.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 5:13 PM | Report abuse

I also like the idea of foul play.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 03:50 PM

My cat's breath smells like cat food.

Posted by: Barno | December 19, 2007 04:37 PM

My nose makes its own candy.

Posted by: SAK2 | December 19, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Thanks swb.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 19, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

And then the doctor said i had TWO lazy eyes. And thats why it was the best summer ever!

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

alex####, the Curly R reports on other people's reports that Peterson is mostly a liability when he breaks it long, but that he has lots of carries for losses and runs east-west plenty. Sounds like an important part of the plan is to contain him on outside to keep him from breaking upfield (like Clinton does). http://curlyr.blogspot.com/2007/12/quick-scouting-report-vikings.html Unfortunately, that was one of the things Rocky did really really well.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 5:22 PM | Report abuse

toddcoat,

ESPN says now they're certain Tuna's coming to Miami. Of course, last night they were certain he was going to Atlanta. I'm not sure even the Tuna knows where he's going.

But if he goes to Miami, he'll turn that sorry franchise around faster than anyone else could do it. Personally, I'd welcome him or Jimmy Johnson at Redskins park.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | December 19, 2007 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 03:50 PM

My cat's breath smells like cat food.

Posted by: Barno | December 19, 2007 04:37 PM

My nose makes its own candy.

Posted by: SAK2 | December 19, 2007 05:14 PM

(To a wolf): Will you be my mommy? You smell like dead bunnies...

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jm220 | December 19, 2007 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, that was one of the things Rocky did really really well.

Posted by: dcsween | December 19, 2007 05:22 PM

Yeah, and something that A. Carter hasn't been that great at historically, but has been much better at the second half of the season.

Blades!

Posted by: MNSkinsFan | December 19, 2007 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Beer:30 on the East Coast.

Good find, jm220.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the 'Skins waived Eubanks and his toe.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 19, 2007 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I worry that we don't have enough guys with speed who can do containment, will LaRon be able to do it on his own at 25 deep?

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

I got a question, is the WR's corps under Gibbs 2 worse this year or in year 1 with Coles/Gardner?

Posted by: alex35332 | December 19, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

With that roster spot open, see the return of Cordy Body we might since an injured knee has Yoda?

Posted by: 4-12 | December 19, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I worry that we don't have enough guys with speed who can do containment, will LaRon be able to do it on his own at 25 deep?

Fletch has shown good speed this year in pass coverage, so hopefully he can make that work in run pursuit.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna go out on a limb here. I'm gonna volunteer my leadership to this platoon. An army without leaders is like a foot without a big toe. And Sergeant Hulka is always gonna be here to be that big toe for us. I think that we owe a big round of applause to our newest, bestest buddy, and big toe... Sergeant Hulka.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 19, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

"Fletch has shown good speed"

4.7 40...4.3 with the afro.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I'll bet I'm about 20 weeks late with that one.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 6:02 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if you guys have noticed, but I've got a bit of a weight problem.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and jspaceman:

I rent. I have a lease with an option to buy.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

You ever do any time, doc?

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 19, 2007 6:19 PM | Report abuse

I see you've remodeled the garage. Musta cost you hundreds.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 6:24 PM | Report abuse

whats up with mix are we gonna see this kid on offense?

Posted by: trailblazer658 | December 19, 2007 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Can I borrow your towel? My car just hit a water buffalo.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Collins to Mix thats a combination I would like to see!

Posted by: trailblazer658 | December 19, 2007 6:30 PM | Report abuse

I hope we see Mix *in the mix*. Guffaw. (A pun so obvious deserves to be highlighted.)

If not on offense, I hope we at least see him on steams again this week. Dude can tackle.

How's Thrash's ankle?

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 6:32 PM | Report abuse

I think everyone is still in denial about the prospect of three more years of Gibbenstein. I mentioned it yesterday, it seems if true, it seems that Snyder is so impressed with a 500 record, that he's willing to bet the farm that they can do the same thing next year as well.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 19, 2007 04:42 PM

Speak for yourself. I personally feel that anyone who would make the above comments simply has no understanding of history, doesn't understand the meaning of the word loyalty, and isn't the type of fan the team needs.

Posted by: Barno1 | December 19, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Toddcoat, I think you should be happy about Tunaball coming to South Florida. He knows how to build a winner. And, as everyone knows, I adore Cleolemon; Tuna is good with the young QBs. Even tho it would be a front-office job, I'd think Cleolemon would benefit.

Posted by: TheCindy | December 19, 2007 6:44 PM | Report abuse

There are a lot more shut down corners in the NFL than there are good head coaches.

I expected more from Gibbs by this point in time, and he's made some mistakes, but honestly, how many head coaches are there that are better than Gibbs? Of those, how many would you offer the job to? Of who's left, who do you think would take the job?

There are plenty of Norv Turners out there. Great guy, just don't want him to be head coach.


Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 6:48 PM | Report abuse

I dunno, Barno, the problem I have with ga8085 is not his opinion (with which I disagree) but the selective reading he apparently did before posting that deliberately, though mildly, provocative comment.

First off, that Gibbs item is just a rumor.

After it was posted, some of us said we were 'fer it' and some said they were 'agin' it'. A response roughly identical to every other issue that has come up up here.

This notion of "denial" ga8085 cites... that's what sticks in my craw. I'm fully aware it would be "risky" to keep Gibbs around, but my stance is that keeping him around is less "risky" than having anyone else take over.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Look at Cindy with the boosterism!


(Psst! Maybe dial it back a bit. If we lay it on too thick 'coat might figure out that we're just trying to make him feel better about his Fins. Did you see the overwrought bathos up here after they got their first win?)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 6:55 PM | Report abuse

I enjoy the Tuna. Pro fubball is a more interesting place with him in it.

Posted by: TheCindy | December 19, 2007 7:02 PM | Report abuse

"Bathos," Nate?

Are those the little round soaps that smell like oats?

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Stupid question #57:
How did the Tuna get his name?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Regarding Sir Anthony Mix-a-Lot, I e-mailed sports journalist Jason LaCanfora of the Washington Post, and he replied:

"With yoder hurting I doubt 6 receivers are up so my guess is no on mix"


He also said Thrash played last week and is fine. Guess I just didn't see him last week.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 7:08 PM | Report abuse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Mix

Any relation, I wonder?


Awfully pleased to encounter the unusual names Horatio (the H in H.B. Blades) and Hezikiah (Tom Mix's original middle name) on the same day. For some reason both of those were nixed from our baby name list.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Barno
Listen up here you old coot, my sense of history spans basically from 1994 Skins, in which I started following them. Therefore, I have no allegiance to the Hogs, the Smurfs, or whatever other historical moments that your old and withered mind can conjure up. I still would like to see Grilliams take over if not next year than the following year. My opinion on that has not and will not channge. Loyalty? I wasn't there for "the good old days" only for countless losing seasons. Yet I still root for them every week. So put that in your geratol and swallow it.
Nate
That selective reading came from the Washington Times and Fox Sports if I remember correctly not the National Enquirer. Next time I'll be sure to call Wilbon to make sure it's the "real deal" before posting it here.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 19, 2007 7:15 PM | Report abuse

How we doin' Cindy?

Ultoddimatodd-wise, I mean.

I miss MV Dame.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 7:18 PM | Report abuse

And the denial comment was just sarcasm.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 19, 2007 7:18 PM | Report abuse

ga8085,
Comments on Saunders?

I'm pretty sure in a Gibbs-less world, either Saunders or Williams would go.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

I gotcha, ga. We're all entitled to opinions and opinions on opinions and like such as.

And I'm not even sure who's tweaking whom most of the time up here. Just hard to tell. Was I being serious with Barno and razzing you? Or was I being flippant with both of you? Or was I on the level with both of you but goofin' on myself? Yeah, that's it.

Okay, so anyway, you are on record as saying you are not in favor of Joe Gibbs getting a contract extension. Check.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 19, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Stumped
In an ideal world, if Gibbs goes Grilliams takes over and Saunders stays aboard with full control of the offense.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 19, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

I don't see Coach Gibbs getting a contract extension offered at the conclusion of this season either. If by great graces we do in fact make the playoffs, the topis will be brought up at the conclusion of whatever the post season affords us. I personally believe that Coach Gibbs may simply say "no thanks" to the Daniel and put this second coming away. I also believe that Russ Grimm and Bill Cower's names will be thrown into the mix along with others.

Posted by: johnt424 | December 19, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

ga,
Yes, in an ideal world. I'm just betting that if you promote Williams, Saunders may not stay for more than, say a year, before he's tapped for a head coach position somewhere else (hence there is value in having Joe the figurehead).

I think it would be great if Gibbs were promoted to GM that might be the best possible outcome.

I'm just wondering if folks like yourself would be so anxious to show Gibbs the door, without the storybook ending "and they all lived happily ever after."

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

stumped
Saunders is in his sixties, we all know older assistant coaches don't usually get promoted to head coaches and whose to say he even wants to be a head coach somewhere else? I wouldn't mind seeing Gibbs in the front office, his qualities would be much appreciated in that aspect. I just don't want to see another year of what we've seen this year as far as conservo playcalling,ineptitude, and blown leads. I don't think I could handle it...

Posted by: ga8085 | December 19, 2007 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Know what would be funny?

A Week-17 FedEx Field full of fans holding up posters of Jessica Simpson in her Daisy Duke outfit.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 7:53 PM | Report abuse

I just heard on the NFL network that escalators in Larry Fitzgerald's contract will kick in next season raising his salary to more than $14 million for the season. It sure would be nice to get ahold of him if the Cardinals can't rework his deal and let him go. I, personally, like Anquan Boldin's style of play better because he's so physical. But, he's still a beast in his own right.

Posted by: JustMe | December 19, 2007 7:55 PM | Report abuse

ga,
I know what you mean about the play calling. But it seems from what we've seen that that's all on Saunders, given how he's opened things up with Todd.

The mistakes on the sidelines do make me wonder about Gibbs.

zilla,
maybe all the fans should dress up like Daisy Duke.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 19, 2007 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Barno
Listen up here you old coot, my sense of history spans basically from 1994 Skins, in which I started following them. Therefore, I have no allegiance to the Hogs, the Smurfs, or whatever other historical moments that your old and withered mind can conjure up. I still would like to see Grilliams take over if not next year than the following year. My opinion on that has not and will not channge. Loyalty? I wasn't there for "the good old days" only for countless losing seasons. Yet I still root for them every week. So put that in your geratol and swallow it.
Nate
That selective reading came from the Washington Times and Fox Sports if I remember correctly not the National Enquirer. Next time I'll be sure to call Wilbon to make sure it's the "real deal" before posting it here.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 19, 2007 07:15 PM

Old? No, not yet my friend.

Now you listen to me you little pip-squeak, I have no problems with younger fans. None. Or even older fans, who didn't become fans until after the Gibbs I era. Maybe that's you.

But what I do have a problem with--what I absolulte, positively, abhor--is fans who publicly diss Joe Jackson Gibbs in any way, shape, or form. It's disgraceful.

An opinion is one thing. But to publicly call for any man's firing--any man--you better have damn good reasons. I mean DAMN good. And when that someone is a person who has risen so high to the very top of his profession and set a new standard for excellence that will probably, realistically, never happen again here...to call for that very man's firing in such a time is simply disgraceful.

I'm just calling it as I see it. Some Redskins fans are simply disgraceful.

The man has tenure in this town for Christ's sake. He has earned a lifetime pass to coach this team. Lifetime! And when you little pip squeaks who don't know jack shEEt about appreciation of greatness, nor have any clue really what this man has done for this team and this town. We as residents of this area and fans of this team do not have any God given entitlement to having winning teams year after year.

Don't forget that.

Posted by: Barno1 | December 19, 2007 8:23 PM | Report abuse

I smell oats. I mean, beep beep.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 19, 2007 8:39 PM | Report abuse

** mental note--refrain from publicly call for the firing of Joe Gibbs**

yipes

Posted by: cej75024 | December 19, 2007 10:15 PM | Report abuse

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