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Offensive line strategy creates competition for Dockery

As the offense took the field for each possession Sunday night against the Cowboys, quarterback Donovan McNabb kept noticing a new cast of characters. "Yeah, I got a glimpse of that in the huddle," he said. "I saw some different faces."

Coach Mike Shanahan never used the same offensive line on back-to-back drives, though it appeared he was swapping out his left guards and right tackles for different reasons Sunday night.

Not long ago, Kory Lichtensteiger seemed to some like a player on the bubble, at risk of not even making the roster. He was waived last September by the Minnesota Vikings and didn't play a down of football last season. Now he could find himself competing for a starting job. Last night, he often relieved Derrick Dockery and saw lots of time at left guard.

"Derrick Dockery and Kory Lichtensteiger are very close relative to how they played in the preseason, and I want to give both guys a chance and keep them fresh and I will see how they played after the game," Shanahan said Sunday night.

Lichtensteigher, listed as 6-foot-2, 292 pounds, was a fourth-round draft pick of Shanahan's in Denver in 2008. Though he didn't start as a rookie, he did see action in all 16 games that year with the Broncos, mostly on special teams and as an H-back in goal-line situations. Shanahan's replacement, Josh McDaniels, released Lichtensteiger at the end of training camp last year.

Dockery has started 110 straight NFL games. While he's not often confused with an All-Pro, he entered camp as perhaps the most consistent performer on the line. He says he's not worried about losing his starting job.

"Nah, man," he said late Sunday night. "I'm very secure in who I am and I believe the player I am. Am I perfect? No, but I believe I'm very capable of doing a great job.

"Kory is a very talented young player," he continued. "Coach Shanahan felt that he had an excellent preseason camp and rightfully so, he deserved a shot tonight, and I thought he played excellent, I was watching him the whole game."

Shanahan also rotated his right tackles against the Cowboys, sending in Stephon Heyer to relieve Jammal Brown. Shanahan said because this was Brown's first full game in 20 months, he didn't want to pile too much on Brown's shoulders.

"Jammal Brown was in a situation where I didn't feel he has actually had enough plays to actually go through a full game," Shanahan said. "So Stephon Heyer switched off with Jammal to keep Jammal from getting re-injured. He has only gone more than 30-something plays, so we want to make sure we didn't lose him after this game."

Brown spent all of last season on injured reserve; Heyer spent all of last season in the starting lineup. Depth is usually a concern on the offensive line, but Shanahan apparently feels comfortable with at least a couple of his reserves to open the season with a heavy rotation schedule. He's perhaps created at least one position battle in the process.

By Rick Maese  |  September 13, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  Offensive line  
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Comments

The guy they need to find a good substitute for is Rabach. He's extinct.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 13, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Plenty of room for improvement on that offensive line..If Skins want to compete for a championship, they will have to be one of the best..The Philly fans started yelling,"KOLB'S SOFT!!", right after he left the game..What would the world be without Philly fans?? Send Randy Moss's sensitive a** there, he'll love it..

Posted by: frak | September 13, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

My agent called. Good news!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 13, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

My agent called. Good news!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth

He just saved a bundle on his car insurance by switching to GEICO.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 13, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

F LAst Night...

Watch out for the Texans! That Arian dude was killing it...And after looking at our game field, he will be wanting to take on our DLine.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 13, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Watch out for the Texans! That Arian dude was killing it...And after looking at our game field, he will be wanting to take on our DLine.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 13, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse


...in other words: We've got them right where we want them.

Championship.

Posted by: Original_etrod | September 13, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

That Arian dude was killing it...And after looking at our game field, he will be wanting to take on our DLine.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 13, 2010 12:46 PM

Best defense against him will be a hurricane that drops 14" of rain on Fedex early Sunday morning.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 13, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

My fans are the best! I am happy.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 13, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

"Offensive line strategy creates competition for Dockery"


Why does it have to be 'competition,' mistamayor?

Perhaps the idea is to keep guys rested, on their toes, and lessen the chance of injury.

I like the idea of 'playing the entire roster' as more guys get on the field means you create a better overall atmosphere.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 13, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Take a look at this link. I didnt know that our center has distinguishing stat. Yikes.


http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/27641/rams-dodge-alex-barrons-22nd-holding-call

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 |

That's a great find, though a weird stat. Interesting that Brown made the list, even with a missed season. Of course, to be called for holding a lot, you are probably on the field most of the time. And, perhaps its because you're given 1 on 1 assignments.

It is a bit like having a top home run hitter also be a leader in strikeouts.

If Trent Williams is among the league leaders in holding calls this year, it might be because of the guys he's facing in 1 on 1 (no help) situations.

Posted by: zcezcest1

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 13, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey Everybody,
Liked the pants last night.
By the way, the socks were also a throwback sock.
The design of the pants were indeed the design during the George Allen years.
Yet the shade was a bit more modern brighter gold, rather than the darker more mustard shade during the Allen years.

I would love to go back to the spear helmet of the 60's, but Bruce Allen is into bringing back the days of his dad...

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 13, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

based on the whistle of a renegade ref who decided to determine the outcome of the game.

Posted by: BigBlueStar | September 13, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I guess denial ain't just a river in Egypt. I guess you are lucky you signed that "Human Holding Machine" Barron, cause if it weren't for him holding Orakpo, they'd STILL be scraping Homo off OUR turf with snow shovels. OOhh, gives me chills just thinking about it. But just wait, maybe it's more fitting for your own stadium crew to scrape him off your own pathetic field when Orakpo clobbers him on Sunday December 19. Sweep here we come!!! Sucks, don't it Cowpies?????

Posted by: monk811 | September 13, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

seeing Heyer and Lichtenerrerrr out there made me a bit nervous, but the backups played well enough.

Less than 1/2 the positions on the field are 'every down' spots -- there is lots of rotating at spots like WR, RB, DL, secondary. I've wondered if OL rotations might make some sense, to keep guys fresher. Don't think I have an answer, but I'm interested in the idea.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 13, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

i suppose it would be nice to rotate in a bunch of o-line players...to keep people fresh...if you've got the depth to do that w/o a serious drop-off... but then what happens to that much-ballyhooed "chemistry" along the o-line?

forget all this talk about shanny and new schemes and new attitudes and so forth: my daughter made me a redskins-colored "friendship bracelet" this weekend. the skins are undefeated since she gave it to me.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 13, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

I meant to say game 'film'.....

This Sunday is supposed to be Sunny w/ a high of 80 degrees.................

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 13, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Trade Sellers to the Eagles for a Ham Sandwich... demand quality mustard though.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 13, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

i'm all for the retro aspects of the unis - just no "curly R" on the yellow helmet, please....no curly R.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 13, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

portis, cooley, moss

I don't see how that's any different

zorn-ahan had us looking just like the zorn-skins

we won because of that stupid play, like the 2-14 Rams who beat us with that no DL haslett defense

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 13, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

HOW 'BOUT THEM COW-CHOKES!!!!!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 13, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Love the uni's. Like to see the R or spear helmet w/ it. D and special teams played well enough. Mcnabb's preseason injury has slowed the O progress but I'll take the W. HTTR!

Posted by: Realness1 | September 13, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

My agent said I could have a ham sandwich.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 13, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

so, kolb or vick?

who's better?

who will they play?

who do we want them to play?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 13, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

F LAst Night...

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 13, 2010 12:46 PM

F 4thFloor for bailing on cL's Coffee Flats pick 'em league. And dcsween too.

Posted by: 4-12 | September 13, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Coach said he doesn't like ham sandwiches.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 13, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

"Regardless of the team you're playing, how good of a team you are, when you make bonehead mistakes that we're making, [it's frustrating]," linebacker Keith Brooking said. "It seemed like every time we turned around, something crazy was happening. A mistake on our part."


LOL. They still don't get it. They are who everybody else knows they are. Ha.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 13, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Fellow 'Skins fans:
When you have one player [starter] much better than his backup you play the starter the entire game.
ex- McNabb and Moss

If there is not a huge gap between your starter and his reserve, then why wouldn't the coach sub often, keeping players fresh to help maximize their efforts??

Good for whichever coach made that suggestion.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 13, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

ZCESZCEST1

"I've wondered if OL rotations might make some sense, to keep guys fresher."

The strategy of rotating o-linemen will make sense later in the year when the entire unit will be tighter, healthier, tougher, and better conditioned.

We will then see the run game the way we want as most teams d-lines will be beatdown.

I think the idea genius, and other teams will emulate it.

And I hate to go there, but the new line coach will develop talent and depth quicker then the old line coach did as he's getting the young'ns experience early and often.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 13, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

so, kolb or vick?

who's better?

who will they play?

who do we want them to play?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch

Walt I watch that game and Corn is so not ready for this it aint even funny.And if Vick keeps coming out of that pocket like its 2005 its only a matter of time before he is sitting on the sidelines right next to Corn.

Posted by: smittdiddy | September 13, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

who do we want them to play?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 13, 2010 1:11 PM

We want the worst of both worlds. We want them to alternate plays. Not series, plays. Kolb on 1st and 3rd downs, Vick on second downs.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 13, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

LOL. They still don't get it. They are who everybody else knows they are. Ha.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 13, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

They are who we thought they were!!!!
And that's why we took the damn field!
And we ALMOST let them off the hook!

Posted by: monk811 | September 13, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Cooley says that ham sandwiches taste better with peanut butter.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 13, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

"I am extremely disappointed, but more importantly, I'm surprised," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "But I want to give them some credit. I give [Redskins coach] Mike Shanahan a lot of credit. That's a big win for them and a hard loss for us."


Bwaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha, he is SURPRISED!!!! He may just be dumber than his coaches Dumb and Dumber Phillips and Garret. Or Garrett and Phillips, its kind of hard to decide, hahahaha.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 13, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

4-12 - We got into a bigger $$ League...I know I sent a few peeps the attachment.

That plus, I have been full of work the past 2 weeks......I forgot all about it...

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 13, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

I think peanut butter tastes better with jelly.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 13, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

They are who we thought they were!!!!
And that's why we took the damn field!
And we ALMOST let them off the hook!

Posted by: monk811

Love it; wish I had thought of it!!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 13, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey Fat Al, bow many jars of peanut butter do you think you could eat in one sitting?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 13, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I was surprised to see Lichtensteiger in there, and filled with dread when I saw Heyer in there, so I'm glad it was all part of the plan.

If this is part of the evolution of game management, and it keeps our lads fresher throughout each game and through the season, I say rotate the hell out of these dudes.

Not that I was thrilled with our run game last night, which our O line had at least some responsibility for, but I'm backing the Shanahans.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 13, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Bacon flavor ice cream is yummy!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 13, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

smittdiddy, beep-beep,
no doubt we want only the worst for the eagles. i'm actually much more "afraid" of vick. i would love to see this develop as a qb controversy.

some might say we got rid of mcnabb to make room for kolb, let's see him play... (wasn't he just wonderfully awful prior to getting his bell rung?) others might say vick's our best chance right now.... maybe some would get all nostalgic about mcnabb.... could be sweet!

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 13, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't it a Chokeboys coach (Parcells) who made the statement that "you are what you are" referring to wins and losses despite any pre-conceived determinations of which team is better than the other?

I love that the Texans won yesterday. They will come up here already "satisfied". The Colts' D-line can't stop the run and they don't pretend to be able to. If the 'Skins stick to the run they way they did last night, look for a similar outcome - a grind-it-out-ugly but time consuming offense that keeps Manning on the sidelines.

I think our defense is stronger than we thought it might be but there is a lot of room for improvement.

One last note.

THE DALLAS COWCHUMPS SUCK SWOLLEN, SWEATY AND SMELLY WILDEBEEST SCROTUM.

I am so glad Jerruh sticks with the Fade.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 13, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 13, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Sure am sick of the 'Girls fans acting like they lost only because their team made "mistakes." What they fail to realize is a lot of those "mistakes" were forced errors. The hold on the last play being a shining example. Rak totally worked Barron and had it not been for Barron putting on the sleeper hold, Rak would have CRUSHED Romo. So, the penalty or "mistake" as the 'Girls love to call it, happened because Rak made a great play.

Oh and 10peterbuilt, wherever you are, you need to remind all your 'Girls fans posting up here that "excuses are for losers". Your words, not mine.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | September 13, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Jason Reid still loves me. I am sad.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 13, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Man, those uniforms brought back some great memories for me last night.
Seeing some of those guys in those uniforms actually caused me to think of:

#4 Graham Gano Mike Bragg

#5 Donovan McNabb Curt Knight

#23 DeAngelo Hall Brig Ownes

#27 Larry Johnson Ken Houston

Skins last wore that look in the 80 season.
With arrival of Gibbs came the new look uniforms which they've worn for almost 20 years.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 13, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

4-12 - We got into a bigger $$ League...I know I sent a few peeps the attachment.

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 13, 2010 1:18 PM

Crap. Would've loved a bigger $$ League. You can always bring me on as a mid-season consultant [4-12, Sherm style!] when your stuff hits the fan.

Posted by: 4-12 | September 13, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

"zorn-ahan had us looking just like the zorn-skins"

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 13, 2010 1:09 PM

You don't REALLY think we would have won this game under Zorn/Blache, do you?

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | September 13, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

and filled with dread when I saw Heyer in there

*****

Nate, that comment made me chuckle. I have to admit that I felt my eyebrows arch up a bit when I saw Heyer in there. Interesting that the TV commentators never even mentioned it, that I recall hearing. Seems like it would have been worth mentioning if they even noticed.

Posted by: manlius1 | September 13, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Nate

"I was surprised to see Lichtensteiger in there, and filled with dread when I saw Heyer in there, so I'm glad it was all part of the plan."

Dread?

C'mon: these guys are on an NFL roster and should be ready to fill-in at any time.

Being second string shouldn't be a bad thing.

And didn't we whine last year that Zoron didn't play more of the younger guys?

Get'em on the field, I say.

Cuz if they can't play, they should be sent packing.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 13, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse


The Cowboys lost the game because they panicked. They started to run the ball very well in the 3d-4th quarters but they went back to throwing, despite the bad o-line play. Barron is a joke. Roy Williams is joke. Put this 'L' on the coaching staff. I have no doubt that Wade Phillips is history after this season.

-Cheers

Posted by: DoomsDayD | September 13, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Thank goodness we won this one, or that image of Macca on the sideline late in the game watching our defense -- a blank expression on his face, unblinking for what seemed like an eternity -- would have been locked in as an iconic representation of helplessness and failure.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 13, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Moe, look, don't get me wrong, I (like a lot of us) fell in love with Heyer when he was drafted into duty as an unheralded rookie and acquitted himself pretty well. But that seems like an eternity ago. I'm more than a little surprised he's remained on the roster this long, surviving the post-Zorn/Vinny roster purge.

But good for him. Maybe filling in periodically, getting some spot duty, will build up his confidence AND let him play with sufficient infrequency that the dudes opposite him won't be able to beat him like a drum. Because, as you have to admit, we've seen Heyer look terrible.

(Also, missing Big Mike Williams...)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 13, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey Cow-choke fans? Cry about the 'renegade ref' all you want. If your scrub RT didn't put a reverse naked choke on 'Rak, Romo would have never gotten the ball away.

You do know that before you can get to your 'home SB', you have to get out of your own division and actually win another playoff game don't you?

Dude, Romo is about the biggest choke-artist in the NFL. Have fun with your shoddy O-Line and inept coaching staff.

That Cowchump OL showed us that we don't need Haney.

There will be a deal this week with the Titans for Fat Albert...


BOOK IT.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 13, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

So it turns out the only thing worse than a cowboy fan after a win, is a cowboy fan after a tough loss.

I actually heard fans calling the last holding call that ended the game "ticky-tack".

Wow. Am I that delusional when it comes to the Redskins?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 13, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

doomsday

"They started to run the ball very well in the 3d-4th quarters but they went back to throwing, despite the bad o-line play."

Jason Garrett's biggest failure as an offensive coordinator is that he doesn't trust the cowboy running game.

The 'boys have three excellent young backs, but I can't think of a game where any one of them was featured in the way M Austin was last night.

If the skins were up by 2 touchdowns, I could see throwing the ball.

But the redskin offense was stumbling and bumbling itself, so it really would've made sense to feature Barber/Jones and playaction passing to run down the clock.

Watch the upcoming Bears v. Boys game. I bet Barber gets 25-30 carries.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 13, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Whenever I see a Cowgirl fan today I'm gonna go up to them, turn around, and drop a juicy, stinky fart on 'em.

Oh yeah!!!!!!

Today, is officially, "Fart on a Cowboys fan" day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 13, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of the current Eagles trainwreck... who the h*ll on their sidelines made the decision to send Bradley back in after he was concussed so badly that he couldn't even stand up.

I hope they get fined for that dumb move. I wouldn't be surprised if they planned on playing him in the second half and only declared him out because someone from the league called and told him that everyone watching at home saw that guy stumbling around like a drunk...

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | September 13, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

"I love that the Texans won yesterday. They will come up here already 'satisfied.' The Colts' D-line can't stop the run and they don't pretend to be able to. . . . I think our defense is stronger than we thought it might be but there is a lot of room for improvement."

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 13, 2010 1:25 PM

Agreed, but if we don't play the run A LOT better than we did last night, Foster might gash us for 200+ yards and multiple TDs like he did the Colts. Based on Foster's 33 carries, we can't count on Kubiak straying from the ground game like Garrett and Phillips stupidly did. They were averaging 4.7 yards per carry but threw the ball over TWICE as often as they ran it, with a sieve of an O-line? That's beyond idiotic.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | September 13, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody know what time the Lebron James special is where he will announce to the world what his new favorite football team is?

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 13, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Beepage

Posted by: manlius1 | September 13, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

nate

"...Because, as you have to admit, we've seen Heyer look terrible."

He looked sorry playing in the power-blocking scheme of St Joe and Zorn.

But Shanahan's zone-cut block system may fit his talents better.

In other words, you my wonder if Heyer was just a square peg in a round hole the entire time J Buges was coaching him.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 13, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Today, is officially, "Fart on a Cowboys fan" day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 13, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Cool, but tell me something, how do you fart on yourself???

Posted by: monk811 | September 13, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan: The man can coach.

He won the game, and he won it on his terms.

AH: Dude got his 16 snaps at NT. I really don't think he did a bad job at all, he is right, he did his job and played his assignments. If he wants more, he will have to show it in practice and earn it. Point is that Shanny had the stones to only play him for 16 snaps.

And IF Shanny has BA trying to work a deal to get VJAX here either via Tenn or straight up, its a) smart to get what you can out of him until Vjax is eligible, and B) Not make AH some HUGE loss the D can not withstand. And IF the deal falls through, AH will either submit or sit. From my view, he already has submitted, and is now working his way towards more snaps.

I even like the immediate do over to AA at the goal line. The Shanny's both know they need a playmaker on Offense, and another WR with chops. They tried as hard as they could to get AA going. It was a worthwhile gamble that didn't pan out. He catches either of those balls and a rising star is born. Smart.

Same with the Oline subbing. It just makes sense. Raise the play and loyalty of the UNIT by subbing in fresh parts.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 13, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

"I am extremely disappointed, but more importantly, I'm surprised," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "But I want to give them some credit. I give [Redskins coach] Mike Shanahan a lot of credit. That's a big win for them and a hard loss for us."


Bwaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha, he is SURPRISED!!!! He may just be dumber than his coaches Dumb and Dumber Phillips and Garret. Or Garrett and Phillips, its kind of hard to decide, hahahaha.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 13, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse


The reason he is surprised is b/c his handlers make sure every morning that Skeletor's calendar year never moves off of 1996. So he wakes up every morning thinking that his team is fresh off of a Superbowl and a relevant contender in the NFL.

Much like the rest of the delusional Cowtards fanbase, he doesn't realize that it is 2010.

Like the rest of the Cowdungs, he is living in a 14-year time warp and either through senility or pathetic willful ignorance, does not comprehend the long recent list of choke-artistry that the team has become famous for.

Posted by: p1funk | September 13, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Should have kept A.Carter at safety,Reed was outmatched.Miles Austin is a beast,we had no answer for him.Andre Johnson will have a big day against our secondary.I fear the Texans a little bit.

Posted by: mark65 | September 13, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

The Cowboys lost the game because they panicked.

Posted by: DoomsDayD | September 13, 2010 1:31 PM


Nope. Skins were just better. Furthermore...it's 15 hours since the game ended and you're still in a Redskins fan blog wallowing in excuses and metaphorical cow dung. You're a loser GloomsDay...so it looks like you're rooting for the appropriate team. See ya in Dec. Buhbye now.

Posted by: MColeman51 | September 13, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I've been a skins fan for 57 years and I watched Casy Rabach a lot last night . He was shoved , run over, run through, man handled. He is the weakest link in the o-line.He has to be removed and sent to 2nd team asap. However he is a scrapper.

Posted by: JohnCDraper | September 13, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

so, kolb or vick?

who's better?

who will they play?

who do we want them to play?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | September 13, 2010 1:11 PM
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Vick, he's better,..... Kolb will get another chance with Andy Reid hoping he get hurt....we want Kolb so we can thank Andy Reid for sending us McNabb by hurting Kolb.

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 13, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

They are who we thought they were!!!!
And that's why we took the damn field!
And we ALMOST let them off the hook!

Posted by: monk811

Love it; wish I had thought of it!!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 13, 2010 1:20 PM |
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Yes, this was good....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 13, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

been saying that for years rabach is a fraud the only reason he is on the team is because he calls the line changes and is a so-called white man litchensteiger is another weakling who was out of football suddenly makes this team I watched him whiff on 2 blocks last nite, they cut e. williams(bears practice squad)who is clearly younger quicker and stronger than the above 2, hope capers and cook work out on the practice squad and move up to the big team soon.

Posted by: wathu19 | September 13, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

On rotating linemen...

This strategy may have a short-term drawback in that the chemistry of the line isn't as quickly developed.

But this strategy has long term benefits:

- Keeps backups game-mindset fresh. They are in the game even when on the sidelines.

- Develops long term cohesiveness with the entire roster in case of injury to one or more.

- Develops game playing time experience for backups without having a significant dropoff in performance like years past where starter leaves and backup comes in.

- Develops a positive relationship with all linemen - competition to improve all - plus respect within the group.

If this strategy can be executed with logic and planning, this system will ensure that if we are playoff potential, that we have everyone ready to do more than to just show up for playoff games; this strategy could make us playoff game winners!

2010 Goal - Superbowl - Play on the field of our most hated rival and to rub their noses in the disrespect they've shown us for decades.

Posted by: laserwizard | September 13, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

As we watched the game last night I asked my son what the hell was Heyer doing in the game, as far as I knew Brown wasn't hurt. Without missing a beat he said, maybe they're rotating them.

And I without missing a beat, genius that I am said, "They don't rotate Olineman".

Since finding out I was wrong I like the idea as others of you have said it keeps the guys fresh, gives the younger guys experiance and as long as there isn't too much of a dropoff of talent and ability it's okay.

Moe may have a point, Heyer may be better suited to this blocking scheme than Gibbs and Zorn's. He has a high center of gravity which is not suited for ideal leverage but does contribute to agility which is very beneficial in zone blocking.

The game was something else, glad as hell we won, and didn't have to go to work and hear a bunch of crap from loud mouth Dallas fans, who were muted and absent today. HA HA Ha, HTTR!!!

Posted by: 72Redskins | September 13, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

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