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Bulaga's first trip East is to the draft, not to visit the Redskins

Chatting with NFL prospects today in New York, there wasn't a ton of news jumping out at me. But I was able to confirm that Iowa tackle Bryan Bulaga did not have a pre-draft visit with the Redskins in Ashburn. (In fact, Bulaga said that this week marks the first time
he's ever even been on the East Coast.)

There are some who think Bulaga could be drafted ahead of even Oklahoma State's Russell Okung, but it might seem doubtful he's on the Redskins' radar. Unless, you subscribe to the idea that Washington is simply being stealthy. We mentioned earlier this week that Mike Shanahan drafted Jay Cutler despite having not visited with the quarterback between the NFL Scouting Combine and the draft.

And Peter King reminded us today that Shanahan did the same thing with John Mobley back in 1996.

For his part, Bulaga had nothing but nice things to say about the Redskins, and coming from Kirk Ferentz's Iowa program, he thinks he'd be a good fit in Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme.

By Rick Maese  |  April 21, 2010; 4:30 PM ET
Categories:  NFL Draft , Offensive line  
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so it's not coming and McNabb WILL negotiate with whoever he wants next year (probably Minn or Ari)

what matters is he's either leaving or getting a Haynesworth style contract

I'll post whatever I want whenever I want and you can too

F off, were all phuked next year, cause McNabb will leave and Campbell will too

so keep talking about who to trade for what geniuses

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 4:28 PM

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http://community.kdvr.com/_Circumstances-surrounding-CBA-rule-impact-McNabb-extension-talks/BLOG/2291863/96399.html

Actually his extenzeion will come. What is really going on here is that you disagree with the trade and you just want to be right about so you can rub it our face. That makes you a jerk.

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Fiurst!!

Posted by: jiza32 | April 21, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

He certainly could be on our radar, if we trade down...

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 21, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

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Now that everyone here including pabrian knows that the Washingtons will resign McNabb, perhaps we don't have to suffer through his or my repeated posts anymore. deal pabrian? If McNabb doesn't have an extenzeion by September THEN there is room for concern.

My work here is done

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 21, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Man I wish we didn't have the facebook thing on the side of the screen. It's raising the red flags at work.

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 21, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

"Bulaga's first trip East is to the draft, not to visit the Redskins."



This guy will be an awesome right tackle.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 21, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

It's raising the red flags at work.

Posted by: Rypien11 | April 21, 2010 4:43 PM

Are you doing this at work? I thought you had the day off like the rest of us.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm getting so sick of hearing such constant negative spin on the Haynesworth situation. I know that he doesn't want to play NT, but Shanahan keeps saying how they will deploy 3-man AND 4-man fronts. So he can play his tradition DT spot on the 4-man fronts. And maybe they are stocking up on NTs for the 3-man fronts, so that Haynesworth can then go and play DE. It's not all that complicated to see in that light. If he likes Shanny, and doesn't have a problem with what was written above, why not have him stick around? I agree with everyone that he hasn't really lived up to his billing yet, but let's talk again after this season, IF he is still even here. I don't mind if he gets traded, but only for top value. If not, then there's no point. The bad part about all of this, is that if Haslett or Shanny would have discussed all of these scenarios with him, and he is still dissing the team. Then he's got to go. Just my 2 cents for the day...

Posted by: johntaylor2 | April 21, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Shoot, he even LOOKS like Jansen...

Posted by: McMetal | April 21, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

mistamayor

"Chatting with NFL prospects today in New York, there wasn't a ton of news jumping out at me."

You're in New York?

You're interviewing the top guys?

Ask Media Hound Tim Tebow if he'll moan, "Oh God, f!ck me," the night he loses his virginity.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 21, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Berry said he talked to the coaches about Sean Taylor. Just how many coaches do we still have that were here with Taylor? Its not a lot.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 21, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinshaveaGM

no deal-just like mcNabb will say

you started slinging insults, so f off

i will ride you until the bitter end

too late for deals due to the CBA

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Okung is a prototypical left tackle in that he has rare size and long arms that allow him to control and steer pass rushers on by the pocket. He shows excellent balance and body control but will occasionally overextend or reach for the block which keeps him from sustaining blocks as long as he could. Okung should be an early draft pick on the offensive line and has the body type that teams are looking for when it comes to protecting the blind side.

Williams is an intense run blocker that played on the left side his senior year but will find a better fit as a right tackle at the next level. He has good size, but could still add quite a bit of bulk after a few years in the NFL. He does a good job of playing over his feet on run blocks which allows him to sustain blocks and redirect with movement. Once he smells blood he will drive opponents into the ground. As a pass blocker he shows good technique but lacks the top lateral range to stay with premier pass rushers coming off the edge.

Bulaga is a good, not a great, talent as a left tackle. Like most Iowa linemen he will come into the league with a good understanding of the game as well as the position he plays. He understands angles and blocking schemes and is quick to recognize and adjust to games up front. He is quick to set the edge and knows how to get a good fit with his hands but will struggle when speed rushers transfer that speed into power. He can be inconsistent with his footwork and is not an elite athlete for the position but there is enough there to make an eventual starter at left tackle.

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Okung all the way.

Not even a second thought.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 21, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

bulaga will not be a skin...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | April 21, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Ask Media Hound Tim Tebow if he'll moan, "Oh God, f!ck me," the night he loses his virginity.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 21, 2010 5:01 PM

Tebow's in Florida. Is that what you moaned? I think for me it was something like, "Sorry about that. I was hoping to get it all the way in before it squirted. Can you give me a few more chances?"

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I still say that IF the Skins decide to trade AH (and I hope they don't), they do a deal with Detroit that would involve:
1. Swap 1st round picks (their 2nd pick for our 4th pick)
2. Get their 2nd round, 34th, pick

This would ensure we get Suh to replace AH

Then we have some options:

1. Simply use the 34th pick on the next, best available OT. Hope they pan out.

2. Trade the 2nd pick for either Jammal Brown or Gaither and get a proven, immediate upgrade at the OT position.

3. Use our 34th (2nd round) pick and also our 2nd round pick from next year's draft to create a trade package to trade up with a team in the top 5 - 15 to go after an acclaimed and hopefully starting caliber Left Tackle (hopefully Trent Williams).

There are a few teams looking to trade down. We have a player or two mentioned as possible trade bait that could be added to sweeten the deal (aka Campbell or MacIntosh).

That way we'd be covered on the D-line and O-line with youth and talent!

What do you think?

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

"Bulaga's first trip East is to the draft, not to visit the Redskins."

This guy will be an awesome right tackle.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 21, 2010 4:48 PM

You're just saying this because he LOOKS like Jansen.

In other news, with Carriker on the roster, the Skins can now trade Cooley. Same result could have been accomplished by drafting Toby Gearhart.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Big Ben (and his Little Ben) to the 49ers for their SECOND first round pick (#17).

Book it.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Still chuckling over yesterday's image of MistaMoe squealing like a 13-year old girl.

Posted by: RedCherokee | April 21, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

"I attend a online homeschooling program. I use to attend Wise High School, but I am traveling a lot now, becuase I am pursuing an acting/singing career." -roccoskins

Pursuing an acting, singing career?

OMG!!!: It's Justin Beiber.

(INSERT image of Moe squealing like an air-headed 13 year old girl.)

And he's a redskins' fan!

Can I have your autograph?

I don't own any of your music, so don't ask me what's my favorite song.

I do promise to steal your cd off the internet once it drops.

And once you get rich and famous, I give you total permission to impregnant one of or all of my three daughters so I can sue for child suport and live like a king off your misdeeds.

Why?: 'cuz that's the American way!

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 20, 2010 2:07 PM

Posted by: RedCherokee | April 21, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

What do you think?

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 5:08 PM

Too complicated ... and that the Skins won't be able to trade up or down as of the #4 pick being on the clock ... so they will have to use it.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Keep Cooley (and Davis)!!!

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Big Ben (and his Little Ben) to the 49ers for their SECOND first round pick (#17).

Book it.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:12 PM

Actually, unbook it. McNabb set the trade market for QBs ... and no way that a six game suspension and a continuing off-field risk taker brings in more than McNabb.

The TWO sexcapades of Little Ben came after the motorcycle accident. The guy thinks he's invinsible.

Revised book ... Ben to some other team for a draft pick or picks post the McNabb slot. Period.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

1. Based on media reports of what other teams are offering for AH, we won't get Detroit's second overall AND their second-rounder for just AH and our fourth overall.

2. Even if we were to get Detroit's second-rounder, that and our 2011 second rounder wouldn't NEARLY be enough to get us back up to the 5-15 range to take a top OT.

Posted by: rbpalmer | April 21, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:18 PM

You forgot. Ben and Donovan are different. So warts and all, he still holds a slight edge over McNabb.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 21, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 5:08 PM

I like the idea of using a 2nd rounder to grab a proven tackle, but I dont think its going to happen because they would have to give up Haynesworth to do it. Furthermore, it doesnt matter if he is there, Suh will not be a skin. Suh is not a 3-4 tackle and the FO has signed enough second and third tier players to take care of the DE position without using a first rounder on one. I would rather end up with Campbell, Buluga, or Anthony Davis than Williams. He may be a better fit for zone blocking but this past season was his first season playing left tackle and he was the one why there are questions about Bradford's shoulder. (He gave up the sack against BYU). They may have to release JC and they are only going to get a 5th rounder for McIntosh, so all their trade chips are essentially worthless for the talent they are giving up. Since the FO botched the proposed Carter, McIntosh and Campbell deals by tipping their hand, I hope they would be smart enough to trade AH to the Lions only after they pass on Okung.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 21, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

You've all got it wrong.

The Redskins will take LeGarrette Blount. With him going high and Big Al going low, the team will will every fight for years. Then Danny will take advantage by putting a steel cage around the field and they'll be unstoppable.

Posted by: groundhogdayguy | April 21, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Albert is worth a very high pick. Trading him for a 2nd round pick would be crazy. The guy is very good and very cheap (at this point) given his ability.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 21, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

rbpalmer:
That's why I suggested throwing in Campbell or MacIntosh to sweeten the deal.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

How about AH to the saints for the final pick in round 1? That pick could be interesting in case teams want to get an early jump before round 2 starts Friday. Or take a nt like Cody OT like Saffold or kid from UMD

Posted by: skinswest | April 21, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Usually by now, the day before the draft, the team with the number 1 pick has acknowledged it is in negotiations with one or two players. In fact, they've often got their guy's contract agreed by the day before the draft. So what's different this year?

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Whenever you put Albert on the field it takes two offensive players out of the play, and even then he still gets the tackles.

Trade him for a second round pick?.........................pleewwwt!

Posted by: _Stumped_ | April 21, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Vinny's picking a fight with Matt Millen!

Cerrato praises Sims, takes shot at Millen
Posted by Michael David Smith on April 21, 2010 5:31 PM ET

Former Redskins Executive VP Vinny Cerrato weighed in on the three-way trade that sent linebacker Ernie Sims from the Lions to the Eagles, and he said the Eagles got a great deal -- while taking shot at a fellow former NFL personnel man.

"I think they stole him," Cerrato said of the Eagles acquiring Sims in an interview with 97.3 ESPNFM. "Ernie Sims is an outstanding player. They'll play him at will linebacker, which in their defense, a smaller guy with speed fits. He'll run and make a lot of tackles and the guy is a tackling machine."

But Cerrato wasn't done there. He also felt the need to make a crack at the expense of the man who drafted Sims, former Lions President Matt Millen.

"The only thing is, if Matt Millen said he was a great player, then we don't know," Cerrato said.

Ouch. Not very nice. But kind of funny.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

How about making AH work here, that's the coached job

Shanny should put his $ where his huge dentures are

He has an evil eye too

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 21, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

zcezcest1:
I agree with you, but Detroit's 2nd round pick is so high, it is essentially like a low 1st round pick. Plus, it has the added advantage of having a day's break between round 1 and 2 to give time to wheel and deal, given they have the 2nd pick on day 2.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Poll time:

Who gets dealt between now and the end of the draft?

a. Albert Haynesworth
b. Jason Campbell
c. Rocky McIntosh
d. Andre Carter
e. All of the above

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 5:35 PM

Love how all of a sudden Cerrato is a draftnik. He talks crap about Millen but I bet you he would have picked those same guys if Millen did not. The reality is that Charlie Rogers was doing ok in Detroit before he was injured twice on collarbone and I know a lot of skins fans, myself included, were pissed when they passed on Mike Williams and took CR22. He might be a terrible GM, but he is still a far better football mind than old bug eyes.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 21, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Vinny's picking a fight with Matt Millen!

Cerrato praises Sims, takes shot at Millen
Posted by Michael David Smith on April 21, 2010 5:31 PM ET

Former Redskins Executive VP Vinny Cerrato weighed in on the three-way trade that sent linebacker Ernie Sims from the Lions to the Eagles, and he said the Eagles got a great deal -- while taking shot at a fellow former NFL personnel man.

"I think they stole him," Cerrato said of the Eagles acquiring Sims in an interview with 97.3 ESPNFM. "Ernie Sims is an outstanding player. They'll play him at will linebacker, which in their defense, a smaller guy with speed fits. He'll run and make a lot of tackles and the guy is a tackling machine."

But Cerrato wasn't done there. He also felt the need to make a crack at the expense of the man who drafted Sims, former Lions President Matt Millen.

"The only thing is, if Matt Millen said he was a great player, then we don't know," Cerrato said.

Ouch. Not very nice. But kind of funny.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 5:35 PM

Too bad for Millen that Cerrato's never made a questionable pick, free agent signing, coaching hire........

Posted by: skinswest | April 21, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Poll time:

Who gets dealt between now and the end of the draft?

a. Albert Haynesworth
b. Jason Campbell
c. Rocky McIntosh
d. Andre Carter
e. All of the above

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:41 PM |

a and b

Posted by: skinswest | April 21, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Vinny's picking a fight with Matt Millen!
_____________________

I'd pay good $ to see MM beat VC into a pulp...

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 21, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

sween, has anyone yet suggested up here that we swap McNabb for Big Ben?

Sexy Rexy holds the fort during the first six games, then Big Ben comes in and carries us to the promised land. Book it.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 21, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Poll time:

Who gets dealt between now and the end of the draft?

a. Albert Haynesworth
b. Jason Campbell
c. Rocky McIntosh
d. Andre Carter
e. All of the above

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:41 PM |

b and d, hopefully

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | April 21, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 5:39 PM

A second round pick is a second round pick. I know the draft is supposedly deep, but we wont know that until two or three years down the road at least. I agree with zcezcest1 you dont trade AH for less than a first round pick plain and simple. If you cant get one than you keep him and tell him if he really wants out of DC to play his azz off and they can trade him next year.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 21, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Albert is worth a very high pick. Trading him for a 2nd round pick would be crazy.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 21, 2010 5:29 PM

That was true before it became common knowledge that Shanahan and Albert were not BFFs.

learnedhand, the differences are (1) skin color, (2) Super Bowl ring, and (3) maturity and willingness to expose himself to unreasonable risks. I'm saying that football is, at bottom, a business ... and that factor #3 trumps the other two, esp. now that the Sheriff is punishing teams for the behavior of their rosters.

[On the other hand, I do acknowledge that Pacman still can't find work. I was going to toss in Plaxico and Vick, but given the convictions, I don't think they falls into the same category as far as the League is concerned. The differential treatment of those two fell on Johnny Law, not the League.]

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Poll time:

Who gets dealt between now and the end of the draft?

a. Albert Haynesworth
b. Jason Campbell
c. Rocky McIntosh
d. Andre Carter
e. All of the above

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:41 PM

any of these are possible. interesting that they seem to be arranged in order of highest to lowest probability.

also, you forgot to include:

"f. some combination of the above"

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 21, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

pabrian2003:
Like I said, the preference is that he stays here, makes nice with the team, and plays like he really does want to make it into the Hall of Fame.

I would love to see him playing along side Carriker, Daniels, and our Samoan NT, as well as Orakpo, Carter, Jarmon, and Gholston in all kinds of mixed up 3/4, 4/3, and 4/6 packages!! We could seriously wreak havoc on teams' offenses!
AH, if on the team, should be prepared to play all 3 positions on the line, NT, DT, & DE. We can put him in situations where he could tear through the lines.

To AH:
Please stay and get in there as early as possible to be player we all were so excited to get last year! Try it out...you never know; this may be the best thing you'll ever be involved in. Just because you've never done this type of D before doesn't mean it won't be the thing that could catapult you to true legendary status!

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | April 21, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

sween, has anyone yet suggested up here that we swap McNabb for Big Ben?

Sexy Rexy holds the fort during the first six games, then Big Ben comes in and carries us to the promised land. Book it.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 21, 2010 5:50 PM

No, it was a point about a trade move between the Steelers and any other team not named the Skins that I booked and un-booked. My point was that the McNabb trade set the trade market for previous starter QBs ... and that Big Ben should not have a higher trade value than McNabb, at least not now.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Who gets dealt between now and the end of the draft?

a. Albert Haynesworth
b. Jason Campbell
c. Rocky McIntosh
d. Andre Carter
e. All of the above

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 5:41 PM

Who knows? Smokescreen is way too thick. But, personally, I bet that more guys will be traded after the draft than before the draft. Or, if before the draft, then for picks next year.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

In other news Ben Rapelisburger is suspended for 6 games... more later from Pittsburg.

Posted by: Burrasta1 | April 21, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

also, you forgot to include:

"f. some combination of the above"

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 21, 2010 5:58 PM

I did that on purpose. You have to pick one or pick all.

[I was thinking about doing combinations like b and c but not a ... just to get a bell curve to separate those who studied from those who guessed correctly ... but then I remembered that roccoskins has not yet gone to college to learn to hate that type of test question.]

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Who knows?

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 6:05 PM

Hey, I'm the one asking the questions here.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Stir the pot REID, stir the pot. "Push in close and get hits" MIDWAY

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 21, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

It just occurred to me that the Lions current and former GMs were both on our last Super Bowl team.

I always forget Millen played that year (or two?) with us.

Posted by: manifested | April 21, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

a, b, and trade down from #4. Booked!

Also, you said Big Ben's "willingness to expose himself" on purpose.

Posted by: 4-12 | April 21, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

ON ERIC BERRY:

Hey WASHINGTON pick me, pick me. I'm over here, I LOVE SEAN TAYLOR, and you got the #4 slot. BIG-G-G MONEY. PICK ME.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 21, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

a, b, and trade down from #4. Booked!

Also, you said Big Ben's "willingness to expose himself" on purpose.

Posted by: 4-12 | April 21, 2010 6:12 PM

The computer rejected your answer sheet because you filled in too many dots.

The correct answer is c.

And, of course I said Big Ben exposed himself (actually, what he exposed was his Little Ben) on purpose. But you get the extra credit so you pass, but stay nimble ... lots of Shanahanigans coming up in the next 25 hours.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

"The only thing is, if Matt Millen said he was a great player, then we don't know," Cerrato said.

Ouch. Not very nice. But kind of funny.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse
__________

That's sure a case of the pot calling the kettle black, isn't it? Vinny has no room to talk. My normal reaction to hearing Vinny say that he thinks highly of a draft prospect is to think, "Oh well, he must suck."

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 21, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I did that on purpose. You have to pick one or pick all.

[I was thinking about doing combinations like b and c but not a ... just to get a bell curve to separate those who studied from those who guessed correctly ... but then I remembered that roccoskins has not yet gone to college to learn to hate that type of test question.]

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 6:08 PM

for completeness, you could also develop a metric where everyone submits weighted probabilities across the entire roster, then score who does best once everything is said and done...

but fnck it, I understand the rules of the game (great movie by the way) and go with choice "a".

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 21, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

League Source also gets partial credit b/c the other three get swapped for players after the draft. G'night everybody!

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

but stay nimble ... lots of Shanahanigans coming up in the next 25 hours.

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 6:17 PM

I'm just glad the 1st round of the draft is on one of the off-days for the Caps... C-A-P-S, CAPS...CAPS...CAPS!

Posted by: 4-12 | April 21, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

I got that thing about setting the market for a QB, sween, and I was taking it to its illogical conclusion: getting a really good but momentarily disgraced (and six-games-suspended) QB with two rings straight up for an older really good (non-disgraced, non-suspended) QB with no rings...

McNabb for Big Ben... it's too stupid an idea not to entertain on the internet!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 21, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

*** crickets *****
*** crickets *****

Posted by: periculum | April 21, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

*** crickets *****
*** crickets *****

Posted by: periculum | April 21, 2010 6:34 PM

...and the cow jumps over the moon.

'night everyone.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 21, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Vinny's picking a fight with Matt Millen!

Cerrato praises Sims, takes shot at Millen
Posted by Michael David Smith on April 21, 2010 5:31 PM ET

Former Redskins Executive VP Vinny Cerrato weighed in on the three-way trade that sent linebacker Ernie Sims from the Lions to the Eagles, and he said the Eagles got a great deal -- while taking shot at a fellow former NFL personnel man.

"I think they stole him," Cerrato said of the Eagles acquiring Sims in an interview with 97.3 ESPNFM. "Ernie Sims is an outstanding player. They'll play him at will linebacker, which in their defense, a smaller guy with speed fits. He'll run and make a lot of tackles and the guy is a tackling machine."

But Cerrato wasn't done there. He also felt the need to make a crack at the expense of the man who drafted Sims, former Lions President Matt Millen.

"The only thing is, if Matt Millen said he was a great player, then we don't know," Cerrato said.

Ouch. Not very nice. But kind of funny.

Posted by: League-Source

In junior high school gym class, we once got to watch two incredibly unathletic guys wrestle. Not two ordinary kids -- each was the kid of extremely wealthy parents (one parent is very famous). How unathletic? One actually had his are in a sling as a result of attempting a pull-up. Anyway, watching these guys wrestle was like watching a turtle mug a snail ... in slow motion.

That's the image that comes to mind when I hear about Cerrato taking shots at Millen.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 21, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Later in the interview Vinny called Millen a bug-eyed loser.

Posted by: mack1 | April 21, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

That's the image that comes to mind when I hear about Cerrato taking shots at Millen.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 21, 2010 7:03 PM

Two one-legged men in a butt-kicking contest.

Posted by: skinswest | April 21, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

rumors..rumors they do abound

Don't be Surprised if Redskins Add Shawn Andrews Before or After the Draft
by Tiller56 on Apr 21, 2010 7:07 AM EDT 49 comments

Shawn Andrews and Donavan McNabb know each other well from their days in Philadelphia. The talented, yet injury ridden Andrews may be making his way back to DC to reunite, and help protect his old QB.

Reports have surfaced, yet have not been confirmed, that the Redskins are looking at bringing Andrews to DC to help bolster the right side of the line. Although he made the Pro Bowl at right guard, he can also play right tackle. A healthy and motivated Andrews could be a huge addition to a Redskins unit that yielded 43 sacks last season.

The Redskins are said to be taking a wait and see approach as of now, as concerns of his work ethic, motivation and previous injuries have raised a red flag, but with such recent additions as Adam Carriker, Ryan Torain, Roydell Williams, and Maake Kemoeatu, the Redskins have shown they are willing to take a chance on talented, yet injury prone vets.

This could be something to keep an eye on during, or after the draft.

Image via blog.lehighvalleylive.com

Posted by: TWISI | April 21, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Don't be Surprised if Redskins Add Shawn Andrews Before or After the Draft

by Tiller56 on Apr 21, 2010 7:07 AM EDT 49

Image via blog.lehighvalleylive.com

Posted by: TWISI | April 21, 2010 7:16 PM

Before the draft? No way. Surprised? No. Disappointed? Sure. Does this happen? Only in the hearts and imaginations of the Lehigh Valley.

Pass (see obvious need to concede the bit about his work ethic).

Posted by: dcsween | April 21, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

That's the image that comes to mind when I hear about Cerrato taking shots at Millen.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 21, 2010 7:03 PM

LMAO! That's brilliant, Zeke.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Shawn Andrews and Donavan McNabb know each other well from their days in Philadelphia...

Posted by: TWISI | April 21, 2010 7:16 PM |

Yesterday TO, today Shawn Andrews. Folks are thinking that Donovan McNabb is not a QB but an agent.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Exactly 24 hrs until the Skins pick the Clausenator!

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Tebow's in Florida. Is that what you moaned? I think for me it was something like, "Sorry about that. I was hoping to get it all the way in before it squirted. Can you give me a few more chances?"

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Hey, at least your response was more explanatory than mine: "Uhh... to be continued..."

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 21, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Steelers trying to trade Big Ben for a top ten pick.

No takers.

Must mean he sucks. Like Jason Campbell.
I thought he was pretty decent, what with winning two superbowls pretty single-handedly and all, but, you know what we dimwit Redskin fans say,

"if you don't get traded for a first round pick 2 weeks before the draft, it is confirmation that you cannot play QB in this league... and more importantly, confirmation that I told you so and I was right, therefore, I am a smart person when it comes to football, even though I could never play, but only wished I could, and now spend every waking moment on RI, insulting and bullying both Jason Reid and/or anyone who does not agree 100% with my worthless position."

Excuse me now while I hit the Refresh button to see what my good imaginary friend Zeke has to say about my clever post. I am SOOOO popular on Redskins Insider. I'm kind of a celebrity among the other 6 losers who spend all their time on here with me. We're so cool.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 21, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Go Caps!

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 21, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

As ever, they seem determined to have every series go to game seven.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

As ever, they seem determined to have every series go to game seven.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 8:35 PM

Don't they wait until the third period to bring it?

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm all for it, L-S, although I think most of the bringing on Monday night was brought in the second.

I just thought, after that 5-1 drubbing, that the #1 seed had finally solved the #8.

Please don't report over and over that I called them choking dogs. Punk.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Please don't report over and over that I called them choking dogs. Punk.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 8:48 PM

Were you choking dogs too? I thought Michael Vick was the only one who is choking dogs. I tried to choke mine once but he bit me, and now he's the alpha dog in the house and I'm around gamma or delta. My kids bit me too.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

L-S, you might try a little Jhoon Rhee. Nobody will bother you. Not even the french poodle.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

L-S, you might try a little Jhoon Rhee.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 8:59 PM

Thanks for the tip. Next time I'm in the liquor store I'll pick up a bottle. Or should I just buy a case?

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

L-S, you might try a little Jhoon Rhee.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 8:59 PM

Thanks for the tip. Next time I'm in the liquor store I'll pick up a bottle. Or should I just buy a case?

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

agree to YEEEAHH!

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

L-S, you might try a little Jhoon Rhee.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 8:59 PM

Jhoon Rhee was the former President of either North or South Korea, or perbhaps Dakota. But speaking of booze...

You can get a more than decent red at Trader Joe's out here for seven bucks.(I personally like Red Diamond, a Washington State wine).

I've killed about half a bottle tonight, so, frankly I don't give a tinker's damn who the Redskins draft.

I love me Trader Joe's. Capitalism at its finest.

Posted by: TheCork | April 21, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Carriker may be a peace offering to Haynesworth. If he isn't dealt in the next few days, let' see if he shows at the next "voluntary" workout.

Thanks to Red Diamond, I personaly don't care if he does or not.

Posted by: TheCork | April 21, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

No alcohol here at Trader Joe's in Maryland. People go there anyway????

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

This is what will happen...

The Skins will trade back in the first round and get a high 2nd...I think they shock the world and get Spiller in the 1st and a LT in the 2nd....

stamp it!

Posted by: rickyroge | April 21, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

No alcohol here at Trader Joe's in Maryland

As a Virginian, I have to say it's not even fun competing against you anymore. Dash over for the occasional restaurant visit, sure, but who'd want to live there? I mean, you go to a grocery store, and there's no beer there. What is the point of going to a grocery store if there's no beer? Barbaric!

Posted by: daggar | April 21, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Adam_Schefter: Put me down for at least three QBs to go in the first round and quite possibly four - Bradford, Clausen, McCoy and Tebow.

Funny how a player's draft stock goes up and down so much according to analysts and pundits. I'll be glad when it finally gets here tomorrow night so they can all just hush.

Posted by: will_ga | April 21, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

No alcohol here at Trader Joe's in Maryland

As a Virginian, I have to say it's not even fun competing against you anymore. Dash over for the occasional restaurant visit, sure, but who'd want to live there? I mean, you go to a grocery store, and there's no beer there. What is the point of going to a grocery store if there's no beer? Barbaric!

Posted by: daggar | April 21, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Love the preppie humor.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

No alcohol here at Trader Joe's in Maryland

No alcohol at just Trader Joe's or is it more widespread? I know parts of metro Atlanta won't sell beer after midnight but not at all is just demoralizing.

Posted by: will_ga | April 21, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

I don't know. I moved and Kensington is great. F Trader Joes and Maryland 29 South.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Montgomery County, whose next great idea will be to allot the number of sheets of TP to use, controls all alcoholic beverage sales.
I don't think all counties in MD do, but depriving people of their god-given right to pick up chips, salsa, and Coors Light is enough to threaten revolution.

Posted by: daggar | April 21, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

In MoCo, hard liquor is only sold through County liquor stores. Some grocery stores sell beer and wine as do all liquor stores (County owned and privately owned)...

...and F Dallas.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | April 21, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Montgomery County, whose next great idea will be to allot the number of sheets of TP to use, controls all alcoholic beverage sales.
I don't think all counties in MD do, but depriving people of their god-given right to pick up chips, salsa, and Coors Light is enough to threaten revolution.

Posted by: daggar | April 21, 2010 1

Still not funny.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

If you had some beer, it would be.

Posted by: daggar | April 21, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

game

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 21, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Ejayraptor | April 21, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

No alcohol here at Trader Joe's in Maryland

No alcohol at just Trader Joe's or is it more widespread? I know parts of metro Atlanta won't sell beer after midnight but not at all is just demoralizing.

Posted by: will_ga | April 21, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Follow the BRAVES? I'm a regular on the AJC O'BRIEN blog as 'richbrave." Dude send us (University of Richmond) some more playa's like ERIC WARD, KEVIN ANDERSON, and DAVID GONZOLVEZ.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 21, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Eric Berry holds a grudge against Deion Sanders
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 21, 2010 8:11 PM ET
Likely top ten pick Eric Berry is the first defensive back in a long time who doesn't look up to Deion Sanders. In fact, Berry doesn't seem to like him at all.

Berry says Sanders declined to give him an autograph when Berry was in high school. That's changed how the Tennessee safety approaches others.

"I just try to make sure that if someone comes up to me, whether it's for an autograph or a handshake -- because I've been shot down before like I told you -- I don't want nobody to feel like that," Berry said, according to NFL.com.

Berry holds a grudge to this day, and wasn't interested in speaking to Sanders at a NFL "Play 60" event held Wednesday.

Something tells us PFT Planet member Rich Eisen will squash this on-air during the week.

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This speaks volumes for this kid. Love it! There were over 90 comments about this little article and every one I read said the same thing. Godd for him, Deion's a doosh.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 21, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

As a MO resident I sa VA & MD are tyte in there a$$. But what does this have to do with FOOTBALL.

Posted by: cjpiper | April 21, 2010 11:41 PM | Report abuse

just saw the videos of both Bradford shoulder injuries... the dude was hardly planted.. just tackled..not even lifted like they do in the NFL. He will not last a preseason sack..let alone an at full speed NFL sack with a third more weight behind it.

Please dont move up to get him.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 21, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

If the Skins go 12&4 I will buy everone a drink at L&B's

Posted by: cjpiper | April 21, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

If the Skins go 12&4 I will buy everone a drink at L&B's

Posted by: cjpiper | April 21, 2010 11:51 PM
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you're dyslexic.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 21, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

"The only thing is, if Matt Millen said he was a great player, then we don't know," Cerrato said.

Ouch. Not very nice. But kind of funny.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse


If you are Matt Millen, and hear that VC is now taking pot shots at your draft skills, what is left to do really but swallow the business end of a 12 guauge?

I mean, there is no lower place to go, that's it. Time to give up.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | April 21, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

"The only thing is, if Matt Millen said he was a great player, then we don't know," Cerrato said.

Ouch. Not very nice. But kind of funny.

Posted by: League-Source | April 21, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse


If you are Matt Millen, and hear that VC is now taking pot shots at your draft skills, what is left to do really but swallow the business end of a 12 guauge?

I mean, there is no lower place to go, that's it. Time to give up.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | April 21, 2010 11:59 PM

Well, the obvious retort is to reply, "Consider the source..."

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 22, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

final mock draft analysis results 420 mocks

#1 - Bradford 66%, Clausen 18%, Suh 16%
#2 - Suh 59%, Okung 22%, G.McCoy 17%, Berry 1%
#3 - G.McCoy 59%, Suh 23%, Berry 12%, Okung 23%, Clausen 1%, Morgan 1%
#4 - Okung 45%, Clausen 20%, Bradford 16%, Williams 9%, Bulaga 3%, G.McCoy 2%, Berry 2%
#5 - Berry 29%, Bulaga 25%, Okung 22%, Williams 5%, Davis 4%, Campbell 3%, McClain 3%

==========================================
Latest 100 mocks
#1 Bradford 94%
#2 Suh 79%
#3 McCoy 79%
#4 Okung 65%
#5 Bulaga 38%

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 22, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

I have it right skinsneedaGM. I said IF the skins go 12&4. I think they'll go 10&6. Bu7t letysw make a bet, if you're man enough.

Posted by: cjpiper | April 22, 2010 12:13 AM | Report abuse

I have it right skinsneedaGM. I said IF the skins go 12&4. I think they'll go 10&6. Bu7t letysw make a bet, if you're man enough.

Posted by: cjpiper | April 22, 2010 12:13 AM
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ooohhh..you called out my manlyness.. sorry..no bets..My partner, JC, and I, are too busy doing our pilates yoga together.... ouch..

Skins 8-8 according to Vegas.. But, if the Skins trade down and grab Spiller, they go 9-7 and a wild card and who knows? Right now the weakest link on the skins is not just the OLine but a core of RBs that should be in retirement.. Hopefully, Shanny's infamous "draft surprise" is finding a way to land Spiller.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 22, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

I Want Berry!


Deion is in fact a doosh.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 22, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse

Skins last thoughts should be RB let them play with the old timers for ayear or two. They have to think OL now. They also have to put a 3/4 defense together. I know there defence has been there strenges but with allthe changes it becomes a ? .

Posted by: cjpiper | April 22, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

and that is what that is

Posted by: cjpiper | April 22, 2010 12:56 AM | Report abuse

Offensive line. Offensive Line. UMMMMMMMMMM Offensive line. O um (deep breath) and (drink of beer)!!

Posted by: gawnpostal | April 22, 2010 1:06 AM | Report abuse

***crickets***

Where's everyone at? No entertainment this morning?

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | April 22, 2010 5:46 AM | Report abuse

Couple thoughts:

-No chance we don't go O-line tonight. It's only a matter of whether it's Okung or Williams manning the LT spot come August.

-Vinny needs to shut his cakehole...he needs to pray to whatever god he holds dear for Matt Millen because if it weren't for Matty M, it would be Vinny starring as the face of inept front office execs.

-Wise is a whiny b*tch. I have no idea why I keep reading his stuff.

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 22, 2010 5:59 AM | Report abuse

@2ndtiefan--

You've been around long enough to know the rules: The morning doesn't begin until brownwood makes his first post. Brownwood is a generous man and I'm sure he forgives your transgression. Sorry, but I'm a stickler for the rules and I've hit the "Report Abuse" for your violation.

Okay, brownwood has posted. We can all post.

Clicked through a link on PFT to read a St. Louis chat. Fans think the 'Skins stole Carricker and they're hoping for Suh in the first round and Colt McCoy in the second.

Posted by: League-Source | April 22, 2010 6:07 AM | Report abuse

LS, for the record, I tend not to be the first to post in the morning...there's a couple people who put some stuff up at 1 or 2 in the morning and then there's the long lull until I throw up some stuff at around 5 when I get to work. But if I'm your morning cup of coffee, I'm flattered.

Seems to me St. Louis could be well-served by taking Suh and then McCoy in the 2nd. You get an underrated QB prospect that could end up every bit as good as Bradford AND get a guy widely considered the best player in this draft. But I doubt they pass on Bradford at #1.

Can't wait for tonight...

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 22, 2010 6:22 AM | Report abuse

brownwood--Those guys who post before you don't really count. They're either West Coasters who posted yesterday (their time) or East Coasters who were drunk when they posted and wouldn't even remember today that they had posted. Sometimes they're West Coasters who posted drunk yesterday. Your post begins the day.

Posted by: League-Source | April 22, 2010 6:27 AM | Report abuse

I guess...does that mean I should be starting my posts with "FIRST"?

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 22, 2010 6:36 AM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 22, 2010 6:38 AM | Report abuse

More likely we trade down and/or package the No. 1 pick with a player or two, than picking 4th outright. But regardless, it will be a well thought out move by professionals.

And Spiller's a wuss.

Posted by: shanks1 | April 22, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

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