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Redskins give Oxon Hill senior $25K scholarship

Kiana Hardy was sitting in traffic when she received a call on her cell phone from Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. Her mother does not like when she speaks on the cell phone in the car, but she was not punished this time.
 
Snyder was calling to personally tell Hardy, a senior at Oxon Hill High, that she had won a $25,000 college scholarship from the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. . The scholarship, administered by the DC College Success Foundation, goes to a "high-potential, low-income" student.
 
Hardy will attend Spelman College to major in Biology and Spanish. She wants to attend Howard University's College of Medicine, become a bilingual pediatrician and work at Children's Hospital.
 

Hardy initially thought a friend was playing a joke on her before she looked at her phone and realized the call was from a Virginia number.

"I just started crying," Hardy said. "Once he started telling me, I had to pull over."

Hardy is a Redskins fan. She said her grandfather would not allow her to cheer for anyone else, although she did not ask Snyder any football questions. If she has that chance, she said, she would ask for an opportunity to meet the players. Her favorite is Clinton Portis.

That could still happen. The 2009 scholarship recipient, Clayton Armstrong, was on the field for the coin flip before the Dec. 21 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Had she not received the scholarship, Hardy was going to rely mostly on loans to pay for college. She said her mother planned take out a "big loan" and that she was actively searching for scholarships.

"We're excited about it," Snyder said. "This is really a lot of fun for us, to be hands on." This is the second year the scholarship has been awarded.

By Zach Berman  |  June 2, 2010; 5:57 PM ET
 
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Comments

moo

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

"This is really a lot of fun for us, to be hands on."

not sure where to go with this one.

philanthropy is good and important stuff, but too often involves feel-good measures that satisfy the PR needs of particular organizations.

that's not a political statement, just opinion from someone with knowledge of the field.

congrats to Kiana Hardy! make the most of this opportunity.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

A little more OTA news for those interested:

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**With starting ILB Rocky McIntosh absent from today’s voluntary practice, fourth-round pick Perry Riley played with the first team alongside ILB London Fletcher. Riley got quality depth on a pass coverage drop in red zone drills and broke up a pass from McNabb. I’m not sure if Riley is entrenched in such a high spot on the depth chart (ahead of incumbents H.B. Blades and Robert Henson), but defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and his staff are going to give Riley a long look.

http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/redskinsjournal/2010/06/02/observations-and-notes-from-todays-redskins-ota-practice/

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 2, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

I would love to see a super bowl played in the snow, but I'll be watching on TV 'cause I'll never be able to get tickets. This expiriment will last only untill there is a game when its 5 degrees with 40 mph winds, or freezing rain, or some other conditions that make the fans in the stands miserable.

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 2, 2010 6:34 PM

major kudos again for a great link.

trying to wind down for the evening, but encourage others to check it out and respond.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, thanks, Curzon.

Smacking myself in the back of my damn head... I'd forgotten that our backup QB is Rex friggin' Grossman, but right there in the first few paragraphs that ugly truth came rushing back.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | June 2, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I'd forgotten that our backup QB is Rex friggin' Grossman, but right there in the first few paragraphs that ugly truth came rushing back.

Posted by: NateinthePDX |

One more reason to pray for the health of our o-line. Let's hope they can keep McNabb pleasantly upright so that Rex stays pleasantly on the bench.

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

"Snyder was calling to personally tell Hardy, a senior at Oxon Hill High, that she had won a $25,000 college scholarship from the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. . The scholarship, administered by the DC College Success Foundation, goes to a "high-potential, low-income" student."

Very nice story, props to Snyder..

F hessone for surpasing Ripken's streak by posting in caps "boycott Snyder, blah, blah" everyday.

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 2, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

I think that The Danny's being unreasonably optimistic about the prospect of a Super Bowl in DC as long as The Big Jack is still our stadium. I can't see the NFL giving us one without a new stadium, which isn't happening any time soon.

Posted by: skinsfan713

I would think that the huge number of seats in our stadium would increase, not decrease, our chances. More seats = more ticket sales = more $$$. How often does the league do anything that isn't about money in the end. They are capitalists, ya know.

Posted by: kaasmaster

Super Bowl at FedEx? Not likely. For starters, the NFL isn't going to award any bad weather SBs until the 2014 game is done. So 2018 would be the earliest it'd get any serious merit.

FedEx is halfway thru its useful life and a few years from now, we'll see the pieces starting to come together for the next stadium. The NFL has used the "potential to host a Super Bowl" as an asset in getting better terms for the owners/league in getting new facilities. No accident that both dallas and the meadowlands both got the SB within a few years of completing their new digs.

Out here in the Bay Area, same thing. Pay for a big beautiful new stadium and get a SB with it.

So will there be a SB in DC? Probably, it'll happen within 2-5 years of the completion of the stadium that replaces Fed Ex.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 2, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

from the NYT:

A week ago, Palin backed a candidate for Senate in Washington state, Clint Didier, a former professional football player who also owns a farm and has railed against excessive government spending. But at the same time Palin was calling Didier “a commonsense constitutional conservative [who] will help put our country on the right track,” it was revealed that he took at least $140,000 in federal farm subsidies.

Jesus. Did Didier did the wrong thing? Mike McGlone (in his Robert Stack voice) - "Did the Waltons take way too long to say good night?"

Posted by: RoundToes | June 2, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

I'd forgotten that our backup QB is Rex friggin' Grossman, but right there in the first few paragraphs that ugly truth came rushing back.

Posted by: NateinthePDX |

One more reason to pray for the health of our o-line. Let's hope they can keep McNabb pleasantly upright so that Rex stays pleasantly on the bench.

Posted by: kaasmaster

I'm praying for McNabb to stay healthy in the same way I was praying for G. H. W Bush to stay healthy when he was president.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 2, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

moo

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 6:04 PM |

Hey cow boy, if you want to leave the armed-to-the-teef militia state of Idaho, Clint D has a farm for you just across the state line in friendly, peace-loving Washington. The bovines on the farm are very friendly.

Posted by: RoundToes | June 2, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 2, 2010 7:10 PM

agreed that another cold-weather SB won't happen until ownership evaluates the outcome of 2014.

we had a discussion here several weeks ago about moving to a new stadium in DC, and my understanding is that there is a legally binding lease until 2027.

there might be loopholes (always) but given the investment etc. wouldn't anticipate much action on that for another decade.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

feeling dim right now, and random anonymous posters such as you have me confused.

but I'm willing to bite... who's Clint D?

let me in on the joke, then we can parry.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: NateinthePDX | June 2, 2010 6:57 PM |

Hey PDX dude, one of PSU's finest, Clint Didier, is a Tea Party darling up north in Wash state.

Posted by: RoundToes | June 2, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm praying for McNabb to stay healthy in the same way I was praying for G. H. W Bush to stay healthy when he was president.

Posted by: zcezcest1 |

Seems like every republican prez cantidate since Reagan got shot has chosen someone painfully unqualified (Quayle, Palin) or scarily evil (Cheney) as a running mate. Is this some sort of life insurance policy? No american would consider assasinating them for fear of who would be next in line.

On the Didier front, if I were a politician, I would call up Palin and beg her NOT to endorse me. Also $140,000 over how many years? How many other farmers receive similar subsidies?

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

but I'm willing to bite... who's Clint D?

let me in on the joke, then we can parry.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 7:26 PM |

Clint Didier, tight end on numerous Skins SB teams. See

Posted by: RoundToes | June 2, 2010 7:14 PM |

You needs to follow the blog better. There ain't too many posts on this thread.


Posted by: RoundToes | June 2, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

thanks for the tip, roundtoes.

like most people who criticize "big government", Clint D is unabashed about milking that cow for farm subsidies when it fits his purposes.

would prefer to talk football, even with someone who wears these:

http://www.binbin.net/photos/irregular-choice/irr/irregular-choice-cortesan-round-toe-polka.jpg

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Funny how everyone is always for smaller govronment until it cuts into their slice of the free pie.

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

like most people who criticize "big government", Clint D is unabashed about milking that cow for farm subsidies when it fits his purposes.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 7:37 PM |

It ain't just the farmers. Big Oil gets Big $$$ from Uncle Sam to drill, baby, drill.

Posted by: RoundToes | June 2, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Clint was a fast deep threat TE who f***ed up the Cowgirls more than a coupla times...But , Lor O Mighty, stay away from that "Oil Wh*re" Palin...She's libel to get propped up over Didier's a** and get deep-well drilled and drop an Planet-wide ecological disaster the likes of which John Travolta in "Grease" has never seen..

Art Monk's a special case. We all know what a class act he is. I can't ever see him getting mad or irritated at a fan because of something like that.

Posted by: skinsfan713


I remember a long night punk rock bender in Dupont Circle and walking along at the crack of dawn, and LO AND BEHOLD!!! Art Monk loading something into his black Mercedes (or whatever the f*** it was)...I started yelling (on the empty Sunday street), "ART MONK!! ART MONK!! WE LOVE YOU, ART MONK!! AAWWOOOOO!! ART MONK!!" in the middle of the street, and he smiled and waved sheepishly, in typical humble Art Monk fashion..He was probably loading a cocaine-filled corpse, heheheh...just kiddin'..

Posted by: frak | June 2, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

continuing with the latest Pinker Tones propaganda, here is someone who would look great in round toes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UzSF5g7YpY&feature=related

already gave myself the three-count and am now exceeding it, which means a big "X" on the chart... so no dessert tonight.

g'night and cheers all, no matter your age or anonymity.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Big Oil gets Big $$$ from Uncle Sam to drill, baby, drill.

Posted by: RoundToes |

Yeah, and people like the guy in Missouri (can't think of his name right now) who developed a machine that turns almost any kind of GARBAGE into fuel oil and fertilizer (with the only byproduct being water!) get nothing and can't compete.

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Seems like every republican prez cantidate since Reagan got shot has chosen someone painfully unqualified (Quayle, Palin) or scarily evil (Cheney) as a running mate. Is this some sort of life insurance policy? No american would consider assasinating them for fear of who would be next in line.

Posted by: kaasmaster

You surely don't think Joe Biden is a mental giant do you?
Funny thing to me is the one-side calling the other names game. They both are super corrupt and they play all y'all. Learn to rise above it.
Wish a viable 3rd party candidate would emerge that could actually win.

Oh well, go Skins!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | June 2, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Here's a link to an article on Garbage to fuel process.
http://www.matr.net/article-6837.html

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: frak |

That WAS funny!! way to jibba jabba

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 2, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I also wish for a viable third party so that no one party had a clear majority. They would need to be centrist so that it would take cooperation of any two of the parties to get things passed. That way we would hopefully get the best ideas from the left and right while eliminating the extremes from either side.

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 2, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Moodly, you post music my sisters listen to, you need to cue up some Meshugah, Unsane, Suicide Silence, etc..We here in Southern Appalachian Virginia are blessed with Virginia Tech, BLACKSBURG radio, the Tuesday afternoon metal show is sick, just death...

Posted by: frak | June 2, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Wow, a billionaire gives a very deserving woman enough money to pay for 1 or 2 years of college, depending on where she decides to go!!!

How noble, wonder if she'll have to borrow the rest?

Posted by: gorillam | June 2, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Wow, a billionaire gives a very deserving woman enough money to pay for 1 or 2 years of college, depending on where she decides to go!!!

How noble, wonder if she'll have to borrow the rest?

Posted by: gorillam

This is why you don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Could he afford to give more? Probably so.
Did he have to give even a dime? Absolutly not.
Will she be better off because of the money? Most likely yes.
A gift is a gift. Don't complain about it.

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Posted by: luccitrade | June 2, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Quick update on Anthony Montgomery, he was just picked by the UFL's Hartford colonials in the second round of their draft.

Posted by: alex35332 | June 2, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Moodly, you post music my sisters listen to...

Posted by: frak | June 2, 2010 8:17 PM

over the years, that's the type of comment I've heard from loggers, gold panners, moose and elk hunters, dead beat hippies, and Aryan Nation dead enders in the backwoods of Idaho.

just like Eastport Terrace stomping grounds, they're a mix of people... and do you know what? if you get down to it, most of them are pretty decent.

after offering up a bottle of Maker's Mark or similar libation, each and every one were grooving to the global mashup of the Pinker Tones.

few would touch a chelada, however.

meanwhile, Suicide Silence almost got me killed by a grizzly in Montana one night.

all of this story is true, except for your playlist setting the mood for one hungry bear.

next time I'm in DC or Blacksburg, let's get together for drinks!

P.S. would like to know how to cash in on the luccitrade type of deal. WP bonus points are not enough to support the family right now.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Where the heck is league-evalubeep?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | June 2, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Wow, a billionaire gives a very deserving woman enough money to pay for 1 or 2 years of college, depending on where she decides to go!!!

How noble, wonder if she'll have to borrow the rest?

Posted by: gorillam


I see why your handle represents you well, only a gorilla like animal would post such nonsense, how mush have you gave?

Posted by: abxinc | June 2, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

I'd NEVER purchase shoes on line, the SHOE SIZES VARY STORE TO STORE, COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, you have to try them out INDIVIDUALLY in REAL SPACE-TIME on the spot...I've had trouble with online appliances and technical items as well..But , T-shirts, books and cd' s are pretty safe...

Posted by: frak | June 2, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RomoLongballs | June 2, 2010 9:11 PM

out fishing, perhaps? more fun to weigh in on your own merits.

now in XXX overtime... the grill is smoking and calves are clamoring for toasty pig tonight.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Romolongballs-

She was one old curmudgeon. My guess is that after 88 grumpy years she finally expired.

RIP T_E, L-S, beep-beep, I for one will miss you.

Oh and F Duke..

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Posted by: itkonlyyou97s | June 2, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

@NateinthePDX You in RX school?

Posted by: Istudydrugs | June 2, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

How hard is it to pitch a perfect game? Way harder when the ump blows the call.

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DETROIT -- Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game Wednesday night with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted he blew.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=300602106

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 2, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

I am very proud of Kiana Hardy's accomplishments. I would offer one suggestion, she should also consider Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine before committing to Howard. But let me digress... This whole scholarship thing is a PR stunt and I must say it is a very dam good one!!!! This is very clever, but I think Synder is still a money hungry person who appears to be developing a soft heart for ....normal people. Regardless, he needs the PR help, because public opinion polls and overall confidence that Synder will be successful this year are at an all time low. I would say it is about as low as the Marianas Trench.

Posted by: 70chiponwhite | June 2, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

I am very proud of Kiana Hardy's accomplishments. I would offer one suggestion, she should also consider Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine before committing to Howard. But let me digress... This whole scholarship thing is a PR stunt and I must say it is a very dam good one!!!! This is very clever, but I think Synder is still a money hungry person who appears to be developing a soft heart for ....normal people. Regardless, he needs the PR help, because public opinion polls and overall confidence that Synder will be successful this year are at an all time low. I would say it is about as low as the Marianas Trench.

Posted by: 70chiponwhite | June 2, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Moodly, I'll just page you in your Own Private Idaho in the Post Building downtown, where the vast majority of these "out-of-towners" posting are based...Couldn't help noticing...Keep the chelada mickeys to your cubicle..

I've dealt with more than my share of undercover agents in the media, and the Post is an infested snakepit...More than my share of agents everywhere, I think the US is overrun by the CIA/secret gov't..The US gov't has become a violation of the racketeering laws...The Black Panthers were the baddest punks of them all...What happened to them?? ..waddya gonna do..peacout anyway..

Posted by: frak | June 2, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Dan Snyder...

Damned if he do...damned if he don't!

Posted by: rickyroge | June 2, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

I f'cked frak's mother with a screwdriver, any questions?

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | June 2, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

frak

"...the vast majority of these "out-of-towners" posting are based...Couldn't help noticing...Keep the chelada mickeys to your cubicle..."


Now, this is interesting.

There are paid bloggas in a forum devoted to spontaneous chatter?

This sounds kinda like the ol' organized confusion exercises communist countries used to hide their weaknesses.

You know, the one where starving Stalinist villagers brag to tv cameras that they can all live on the one potato they were able to grow over the course of a glorious hot summer.

Or: like the lighted 'APPLAUSE' signs game shows use to perk up their audiences.

On the count of three, everyone post "Book it!" or cut n paste some real journalists' pathetic work.

We got fake bloggas v. real bloggas.

We are dudes gettin' paid to post as work v. dudes not gettin' paid to post while avoiding it.

Either way, we are all unnatural boobs.

I guess the WaPo, like a crack addict, will do anything for a hit that drives up ad revenue.

Me?: I ain't paid nothing, but will shine like the sun when I want to.

Keeping it real matters more to me than being real.

Especially if a hit is involved.


Posted by: MistaMoe | June 2, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

RoundToes, I'm resigned to the reality that a lot of my sports heroes have very different political beliefs than I do... and it reminds me that I didn't come to love them because of politics, but because of sports! As with so many things, a little perspective helps.

istudydrugs, I'm not in RX school... my stupid handle is meant to indicate that I reside in Portland, OR, airport code PDX. Assuming that's what prompted your question.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | June 2, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 2, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Moo-

Not bad but you are loosing cred my bovine..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zibWVwI26o

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 3, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

How about an EMPD cover...

Suck a budweiser frak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ7YgvlZoCQ&feature=related

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 3, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm, politics, no thanks. Peace

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 3, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm, politics, no thanks. Peace

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 3, 2010 12:16 AM

Now that is some comedy gold right there..

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 3, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

frak-

This is for you. Let it be a light at the end of your dark tunnel..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvb65dCMjZI

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 3, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

"You know, the one where starving Stalinist villagers brag to tv cameras that they can all live on the one potato they were able to grow over the course of a glorious hot summer.

Or: like the lighted 'APPLAUSE' signs game shows use to perk up their audiences."

No, it's a real problem. PTI had on the , what, story about the , I think English World Cup team being spied on through their tv's by their coach, and Kornheister and Willbound laughed about it, har, har,har..This technology has been known for a decade, they can watch you THROUGH YOUR TV, it's no lie..That's why they came out with the "Big Brother" shows , to act to a s a petri dish to see how people will react to the neo-fascism the Globalists were gonna shove down our throats ..In fact , Hollywood has become a total laboratory for the Elites to run all kinds of simulations and psyops experiments...It was found that increasing terror in other areas aside from the geopolitical arena can add to the general adrenalin level to increase neurotic need for police-state security and "go shopping"- hence, slasher horror and Tarantino got plenty of funding and airtime on the tube...Films like "28 Days" provide real-time simulation and study of human behaviour and the creation of terror strategies...This pack of primates should never have been granted the Atomic Bomb and advanced technology in general..

"Sh*t,"God said, "Knowledge, PERIOD!!"

Anyway, enough for today, class..When you zombies go wandering for human flesh tonight, remember the Golden Rule: He who eats his own kind, has a thong rind of the wrong kind..Peace, and Einstein should have stuck to watchmaking..

Posted by: frak | June 3, 2010 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm, politics, no thanks. Peace

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 3, 2010 12:16 AM

Now that is some comedy gold right there..

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 3, 2010 12:22 AM

I know, funny how livin' the beach life can change one's whole perspective.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 3, 2010 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Good for you scamp, I'm truly happy for you..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF8v4ghdM0k&feature=related

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 3, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Thanks D44

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 3, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Some interesting thoughts on Kolb, McNabb and Campbell, among others

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/ross_tucker/06/02/greg.cosell/index.html

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 3, 2010 3:04 AM | Report abuse

$25k of his money and a personal phone call? Hey folks, maybe Snyder doesn't have the "dark heart" that Riggo said he has.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | June 3, 2010 4:41 AM | Report abuse

A couple thoughts about the last few threads:

-Seems to me none of the players have any concerns about Moss's ties to HGH. Hopefully the commissioner (and the evidence) agrees.

-I'm hoping the Skins are doing some due diligence on Atogwe...on paper, he's a definite upgrade over what's already here. But with all his potential suitors dropping off his trail, it makes me wonder if that shoulder is even close to healed.

-F a D.C. Super Bowl. The last thing we need is MORE traffic in the area and the stadium experience is nowhere near good enough to open up to the world stage. I'll back a D.C. Super Bowl completely when we get a NEW stadium that is actually, you know, IN D.C.

-Now THIS is the Snyder that Washington needs. A guy who is not involved in the football operation and is charitable in the community. If there's more stories like the one in this thread and less tying him to dinner reservations with free agents, the man with a "dark heart" may actually move off "D.C.'s Most Reviled" list after all.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 3, 2010 5:42 AM | Report abuse

Given the NFL is a passing league, would you rather have an elite cover guy like Darrelle Revis or a stud pass rusher who demands double teams like Jared Allen?

"If the players are equivalent in terms of skill set and impact, I think you always have to go with the pass rusher. The goal is to speed up the quarterback. The quarterback is the most important part of the passing game, not the receiver. Everything you do defensively is predicated on hurrying the thought process and physical reactions of the quarterback because that tends to create problems for them."

****

Among the insights from the SI article link above. It is why I've always been so intense on the value of the OL -- to the point I'd have kept Campbell and the draft picks to improve the OL.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 3, 2010 5:55 AM | Report abuse

Z1
I agree...If I were emperor I would have drafted a new O-Line this past draft. Despite what some say JC was not the problem nor that bad. The draft choices could have improved the team over all for a very long time. OL was the biggest need and I thought we could have done better to address the need.
McNabb=Short term big splash=Jersey $.

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | June 3, 2010 6:12 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the link, zeke. When Greg Cosell talks, I listen and that was a fine article.

I get what you're saying about the OL but if you've got a chance to get a Pro-Bowl QB like McNabb for less than a 1st round pick, it's hard to argue against that move. Most here remember me as one of JC's biggest supporters and I thought we'd be OK with him for one more year while we build the line and search for our QB of the future. But I think doing it the way we're doing it now has the potential to work too.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 3, 2010 6:14 AM | Report abuse

B26
At this time of year can’t argue with that…Could be the best move since Sonny J, which will mean more crow for me to eat.

There’s more than one way to become a great team.

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | June 3, 2010 6:30 AM | Report abuse

Great article, zeke. However, I don't think CBs like Revis come along as often as the Jared Allens, which makes the shut-down corner more valuable. And while there's no denying Allen's talent, rushers like him also depend on the rest of the line to do it's job to be successful. Shut-down CBs are often more isolated and left to their own devices when assigned to the other team's best receiver.

I realize the basis of the question was equality in talent, but pass rush and coverage are intrinsically linked-pass rush to speed up the quarterback so he makes a mistake, coverage to slow him down and make a bad decision to hold the ball for a sack, force a play that isn't there, or throw it away. And what good is it to force the QB to a bad throw when you've got a corner like Rogers that can't catch it anyway?

Who do you think would have helped us more last year, Hayney or Revis? Keep in mind the Orakpo had his hat trick without 92 in the lineup.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | June 3, 2010 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Mr. Snyder for helping a youngster to possibly reach her dream. And especially the way you did it. It had to be fun for you with the surprise call knowing she might not believe that its really you. A nice thing for you to do for the young lady. Gosh, I'm surprised it was made know to the public. I mean a actual positve story.

Posted by: DMcCall2 | June 4, 2010 5:00 AM | Report abuse

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