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Phillip Buchanon might provide Redskins with happy returns

Looking to address one of their biggest annual problem areas, the Redskins coaches have spoken with newly-signed cornerback Phillip Buchanon about returning punts this season. 

"I'm definitely looking forward to that, so I can get back ot my returning punt days, so I can get some touchdowns," Buchanon said. "So I'm definitely looking forward to that. I need some."

Buchanon was an all-American as a returner at Miami. As a pro, he regularly returned punts his first three years in the league but only sporadically since. For Detroit last season, he was credited with four returns (34 return yards) and one fumble.


He returned three punts for touchdowns in those first two seasons in Oakland, including an 80-yard return and an 83-yarder. He returned a total of 72 punts in those first three seasons but only 46 in the five seasons since leaving the Raiders.

Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen was with the Raiders when they drafted Buchanon in 2002, so he's very familiar with Buchanon's capability.

"I'm going to come in and do my best. There's no guarantees to anything," Buchanon said. "I'm just going to come in and do my best. Like I said, I'm going to work hard."

The Redskins released Rock Cartwright and Antwaan Randle El, which opened up the team's full-time returning jobs. Receiver Devin Thomas showed a flash of promise returning kickoffs last season, and if Buchanon can lock up the punt return spot -- perhaps with spot duty provided by Santana Moss and DeAngelo Hall -- the team might have found some answers to this specialist holes.

By Rick Maese  |  April 8, 2010; 3:02 PM ET
 
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While I agree the OLine was bad, I don't think they are as horrible as some may think as JC wasn't doing them any favors...

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 8, 2010 2:58 PM

Nor did Zorn.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 8, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, that was what I was going to say as well, if with JC when Sherm Lewis took over play calling we scored significantly more points the rest of the way. Face it, with JC and Zorn in charge we were bringing a knife to a gunfight every Sunday. This year will be way different....

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Phillip Buchanon=Bust. Check the trak record

Posted by: IgorNathanHiggersAKAINateHiggers | April 8, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

What does that have to do with this post?

Posted by: hbu_dog | April 8, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

"The Redskins' newly acquired quarterback familiarized himself quickly with the practice field and his new offensive teammates. He was working out with receivers Thursday afternoon, throwing routes with receivers."

Question is Was he in a good mood after working with said WR's or was it more of an Oh sjkt type moment?

Posted by: skinswest | April 8, 2010 3:08 PM

Posted by: skinswest | April 8, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Don't think it's possible for him to do and worse than Randle El

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 8, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

CP has been quiet because MS sent him packing before and CP knows he'll do it again if need be.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | April 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Oh, that player has been selected and Albert Haynesworth is the big winner.

Posted by: p1funk


certainly is big...

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 8, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Leadership hasnt been the problem with the offense. It has been protection. When they fix that problem and upgrade the WR position I will get excited about McNabb.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 8, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

How do we know that McNabb would perform the same as JC with the same OLine??

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 8, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse


Oh just hold on, and we may get to see with our very own eyes!

Right now our starting Oline is -

LT - Artis Hicks?
LG - Dockery
C- Rabach
RG - Mike Williams?
RT - Stephon Heyer

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Just thought id say it. But for real it seems any body will be an upgrade from Randle El

Posted by: IgorNathanHiggersAKAINateHiggers | April 8, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather have Spiller back there returning punts and KOs.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 8, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm good with seeing IF Buchanon can return punts, but I'm hating this stuff about how hearing how good our newly acquired people were back in 2005.

Buchanon, LJ, Parker, etc. Heck, even Donovan's best years were 2005 and earlier.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 8, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

JReid,

I respectfully submit a request for some sort of "inside" information on what's going on with Andre Carter. He's disappointed in the switch to a 3-4 and he's skipped workouts to train on his own in the Bay area. What do we have on our hands?

A cancerous lockerroom malcontent?

A bad me-first teammate?

An disrespectful insubordinate?

A guy who isn;t really interested in helping the team win and only wants to cash a paycheck?

C'mon, let's have it...

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I think CP is quiet because the meadia has other people in their crosshairs......

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Buchanon, Hall, Moss.

Plenty of options for PR.

None of them could do worse than ARE.

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | April 8, 2010 3:11 PM

Or maybe he has nothing to say because no one has been shoving a mic in his face. You guys kill me acting like players(AH/CP) are scared of a little orange man because they are getting their money whether they get cut, traded, whatever? Its the offseason, that draft hasnt happened yet what is he supposed to say?

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Oh just hold on, and we may get to see with our very own eyes!

Right now our starting Oline is -

LT - Artis Hicks?
LG - Dockery
C- Rabach
RG - Mike Williams?
RT - Stephon Heyer

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:12 PM

underwhelming (chews some cud)

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 8, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Where was it reported he isn't working out with the team? They had perfect attendance day one (Haynesworth showed up for Shanny's speech and then left) and the only two to leave have been JC and Albert....

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

None of the above.

Try rehabbing from surgery to repair torn bicep.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Just say WR-Jacoby Ford for special teams. Can be had in 4th or 5th round, but may go as early as 3rd round. Has the ability and speed (4.28 at combine) to be great in the NFL at punt returns and kickoffs. Could be a potential slot receiver ala Wes Welker.

Posted by: TW0437 | April 8, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Where was it reported he isn't working out with the team? They had perfect attendance day one (Haynesworth showed up for Shanny's speech and then left) and the only two to leave have been JC and Albert....

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse


Lorenzo Alexander was on the radio with Mike Wise talking about it.

Andre Carter is not at Redskins Park. He's in the Bay area working out on his own.

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

So far we've added:

Larry Johnson

Artis Hicks

Donovan McNabb

Willie Parker

Philip Buchanon

Josh Bidwell

Kory Lichtensteiger

Maake Kemoteau

....and an assortment of other dudes too anonymous to mention.

Some guy named Clint Oldenburg is the only one that's an offensive tackle.

Gee, I wonder if he'll be the only one?

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 8, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Lorenzo Alexander was on the radio with Mike Wise talking about it.

Andre Carter is not at Redskins Park. He's in the Bay area working out on his own.

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Pretty sure it was reported that he was at Stanford hospital for his biceps and that he was fine with whatever they asked him to do.

Shanahan quote from March 26th:

"Andre will do a great job for us," Shanahan said. "I talked to Andre. He came in before [the] offseason program [began]. He's getting rehabbed over at the Stanford hospital. He'll be in April 5 or April 8, somewhere in that area, with our offseason conditioning program. We're looking forward to him getting started."

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan Is an o line genius... dont worry

Posted by: IgorNathanHiggersAKAINateHiggers | April 8, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

never been a fan of having my front line guys being full time returners. My nickel DB, backup RB or even a specialist. Josh Cribbs, Darren Sproles, Devin Hester -- all backups and doing great things with returns.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 8, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Say this screen name outloud quickly:

"IgorNathanHiggersAKAINateHiggers "

There's something almost queer about it.

Perhaps they'll reduce it to what it seems to mean and put it on the Virginia Confederate Month Flags.

I'm sure it'll be a big seller.

Especially if you NATEHIGGERS.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 8, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Go 'Canes.

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 8, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

"JC who also does not have an Extension but is currently under contract

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM"

You're still failing. JC does not have a contract.

Posted by: psps23 | April 8, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: IgorNathanHiggersAKAINateHiggers | April 8, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Classy.

Posted by: Original_etrod | April 8, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Nor did Zorn.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 8, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, that was what I was going to say as well, if with JC when Sherm Lewis took over play calling we scored significantly more points the rest of the way. Face it, with JC and Zorn in charge we were bringing a knife to a gunfight every Sunday. This year will be way different....

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh just hold on, and we may get to see with our very own eyes!

Right now our starting Oline is -

LT - Artis Hicks?
LG - Dockery
C- Rabach
RG - Mike Williams?
RT - Stephon Heyer

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:12 PM

underwhelming (chews some cud)

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | April 8, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm not saying they were good last year, just that DM5 and MS will get more out of them than the previous staff.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 8, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Interesting...McNabb is not even under Contract and is at the Park working out and showing leadership skills.. JC who is under Contract and being paid (albeit no extension yet) is not there and asked if he could stay away from Redskins Park and the voluntary workouts.
A microcosm of two diverse attitudes.. About the same way they played there positions, too.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 8, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Huh? Donovan McNabb is now the Skins QB, has signed a contract, and is learning his teammates and a new playbook. He should be there. Jason Campbell is being shopped and he and Shanahan agreed it would be best if he stayed away. And he was there until the trade occured.

On the other hand, McNabb was NOT in attendance at the Eagles voluntary workouts before being traded.

http://www.timesherald.com/articles/2010/03/31/sports/doc4bb2da1ecb36a492245897.txt

This is not a knock on McNabb - it's great he's working out with our players - but facts are facts and your comment about diverse attitudes has no substance.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 8, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

New defense is also being installed and if you agree that mcNabb should be there...then so should a certain big D lineman...don't ya think?

Posted by: leevi98 | April 8, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

"JC who also does not have an Extension but is currently under contract

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM"

You're still failing. JC does not have a contract.

Posted by: psps23 | April 8, 2010 3:28 PM
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and you ask permission to not attend voluntary workouts when you're not under Cnotract?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

McNabb looked good in practice? You wanna talk about PRACTICE??! PRACTICE??? (A look of Allen Iverson-esque incredulity crosses my face.)

I reserve judgement until the NFL season starts.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

zcez- thats a good point... Once you try to make a returner a full time player, their return skills drop off. Hester has not been the same returner once the Bears decided they wanted him to play wr. Dante Hall... same thing. Josh Cribbs will likely play out the same way if Cleveland tries to move him to WR and have him start or even just play the slot there.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Right now our starting Oline is -

LT - Artis Hicks?
LG - Dockery
C- Rabach
RG - Mike Williams?
RT - Stephon Heyer

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:12 PM

and if you think that will be the starting line week 1 I've got some oceanfront property with a great view in Arizona for ya.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Kelly said defenses will have a hard time figuring out how to cover the Redskins' receivers.

"Nobody knows which (of the receiver positions) we're going to play. (Receivers coach Keenan McCardell) has us learning all the positions so he can just throw you there at anything and you know what to do," Kelly said. "It really makes you more of a complete player. It causes matchup problems. You can get lined up against linebackers. The way we line up, it really makes it hard for defenses to cover the wide receivers."


http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/redskins/2010-04-08-donovan-mcnabb-teammates_N.htm

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 8, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

"JC who also does not have an Extension but is currently under contract

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM"

You're still failing. JC does not have a contract.

Posted by: psps23 | April 8, 2010 3:28 PM
====================
and you ask permission to not attend voluntary workouts when you're not under Contract? What then are they extending if the Contract is not in effect?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 8, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Thsi is no tmie to eb dyslexci, Meo!

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 8, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

and you ask permission to not attend voluntary workouts when you're not under Cnotract?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Dude, are you really arguing? He has not signed his tender, he is not under contract, period, its that simple tard.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather have Spiller back there returning punts and KOs.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 8, 2010 3:13 PM

I would like to Hester returning punts and KOs and have Calvin Johnson catching passes from DM...I think we will both be disappointed

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 8, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

"and you ask permission to not attend voluntary workouts when you're not under Cnotract?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM"

I don't know if he asked permission, or if they decided mutually that it would be best if he wasn't around, or if he simply told Shanahan he wasn't coming back until his situation is resolved.

Either way, he's not under contract. He has a contract offer from the Redskins, which amounts to the one-year tender the Redskins placed on him. He has not signed that tender. He is still a restricted free agent.

Posted by: psps23 | April 8, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

On the Albert-Shanahan issue, its got a lose-lose feel to it. Both guys get blame.

But one reason you spent big $$ to hire a coach/president Shanahan is to be able to manage great talent and get the most out of it. Its a big part of what you need to do to win.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 8, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

and you ask permission to not attend voluntary workouts when you're not under Contract? What then are they extending if the Contract is not in effect?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 8, 2010 3:34 PM

Sorry, gotta chime in. Where do you get ask for permission? JC met with MS about what is going to happen with JC and it was agreed by both that he should not be there.

Like peeps are sayin' time to let it go...

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 8, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

DIKSHUTTLE

"Thsi is no tmie to eb dyslexci, Meo!"

I'm jsut maused yb teh ibtchazzed atnics fo a arcist ufckhead is all.

Otherwise, my spelling is fine.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 8, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I have long thought that the NFL should have Return man listed as a real position and give teams an extra spot or two for it, the guy is as valuable as a punter and a kicker, who just do special teams.

Create the spot... oh and give them a cool number range. I am thinking 0-9.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 8, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

and you ask permission to not attend voluntary workouts when you're not under Cnotract?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Dude, are you really arguing? He has not signed his tender, he is not under contract, period, its that simple tard.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:35 PM
==================
calm down.. I know he's good as gone..

But, I thought he was being compensated under the old (existing) Contract until the 15th. Regardless if he signed the 1st round value tender or not.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 8, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

zcez- thats a good point... Once you try to make a returner a full time player, their return skills drop off. Hester has not been the same returner once the Bears decided they wanted him to play wr. Dante Hall... same thing. Josh Cribbs will likely play out the same way if Cleveland tries to move him to WR and have him start or even just play the slot there.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1

Two great returners from back in the day were Tim Brown and Floyd Little. Little returned for just 2 season before settling into the RB role. Brown is actually among the all-time leaders in returns because the Raiders took about 6 years before they realized he'd be a good WR.

But same thing with them. Less returning, more productivity.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 8, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

On the Albert-Shanahan issue, its got a lose-lose feel to it. Both guys get blame.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 8, 2010 3:37 PM

Co-sign. I generally prefer coaches who adapt their system to the skills of the players, rather than forcing players to conform to their system.

Haynesworth has a big chip on his shoulder, but that can be a good thing when it's used properly. Part of Shanahan's job is put his playmakers in a position to make plays, and Haynesworth is a proven playmaker.

I hope these Shanahan shenanigans are designed to piss Hayneworth off, so he feels like he has to show the world how good he is this year.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 8, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

But, I thought he was being compensated under the old (existing) Contract until the 15th. Regardless if he signed the 1st round value tender or not.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 8, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

All contracts set to expire do so at the start of free agency, they don't run to different dates, I don't even know how, why, or where to you got the 15th from.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alex35332 | April 8, 2010 3:41 PM


You're a genius, dude.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 8, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

"But, I thought he was being compensated under the old (existing) Contract until the 15th. Regardless if he signed the 1st round value tender or not."

Players get paid by the game. His contract was up as soon as the season ended. That's why you have players complaining about preseason games; they aren't paid to play those games, yet they risk injury (and thus their contract) every time they go out there.

Posted by: psps23 | April 8, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

On the Albert-Shanahan issue, its got a lose-lose feel to it. Both guys get blame.

But one reason you spent big $$ to hire a coach/president Shanahan is to be able to manage great talent and get the most out of it. Its a big part of what you need to do to win.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 8, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse


Except that Albert is going to keep his $$, so I don't see how he loses.

The Skins would lose out by cutting a 1 year check to AH for about $30 mill and then letting him go to another team on our dime simply because he didn't come to a non-mandatory event.

Shanny could just chill out and see how this season rolls. If AH plays well, and helps the team succeed, everyone wins and everyone looks good.

If AH comes in and plays like crap and doesn't fit into the D, then Shanny can dump him next year, tell everyone "I told you so".

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

While I agree the OLine was bad, I don't think they are as horrible as some may think as JC wasn't doing them any favors...

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 8, 2010 2:58 PM

Nor did Zorn.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 8, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, that was what I was going to say as well, if with JC when Sherm Lewis took over play calling we scored significantly more points the rest of the way. Face it, with JC and Zorn in charge we were bringing a knife to a gunfight every Sunday. This year will be way different....

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse
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Zjfr2, I see where you going but we'll never know as Zorn still interjected and at times "over rode" Sherman on some calls. I think Zorn completely sucked as a play caller and his situational strategy was just as bad.

Campbell was not aloud to check out of plays or audible only allowed to check down. However, there was one game where he called his own plays and ran the two minute drill quite well without Zorn in his ear (I can't remember the opponent). The last two years was just the perfect confluence of Epic Fail.

Posted by: clark202 | April 8, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Adam Schefter: Raiders still front-runner for someone, dammit

By Zaki, PhillyGameday.com

After losing out to the Redskins for Donovan McNabb, the Oakland Raiders still remain the front-runner to land someone, say, Adrian Peterson, league sources tell ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The sources say the ingredients for a trade are still in place. Schefter is pretty sure the Raiders are still willing to meet a team’s asking price for some player, like Tom Brady, maybe.

Also, sources say this player’s contract, which could be anywhere from $500,000 to about $20 million or so, has scared off other teams. But, sources say, Oakland is willing to pay anything to get someone over here, like an Ed Reed-type guy.

There are also connections between the Raiders and this player, that could very well be Brandon Marshall for all we know. Raiders owner Al Davis and this guy probably both like things, and Oakland’s new offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson, speaks English just like he kind of does.

One source familiar with trade discussions said no deal was done with Oakland. But other league sources predicted it soon would be done just to generate buzz even though they knew good and well that nothing was close to happening.

Another source far-removed from the situation is still trying to figure out why these guys have jobs.

http://www.phillygameday.com/2010/04/adam-schefter-raiders-still-front-runner-for-someone-dammit/

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 8, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather have Spiller back there returning punts and KOs.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 8, 2010 3:13 PM

I would like to Hester returning punts and KOs and have Calvin Johnson catching passes from DM...I think we will both be disappointed

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 8, 2010 3:36 PM

But atleast Spiller is a realistic option......

HEster is getting too old....And Detriot is never trading CJ....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 8, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Beeeeeep!!

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 8, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Pretty sure it was reported that he was at Stanford hospital for his biceps and that he was fine with whatever they asked him to do.

Shanahan quote from March 26th:

"Andre will do a great job for us," Shanahan said. "I talked to Andre. He came in before [the] offseason program [began]. He's getting rehabbed over at the Stanford hospital. He'll be in April 5 or April 8, somewhere in that area, with our offseason conditioning program. We're looking forward to him getting started."

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse


Well that's selfish of him. He's missing valuable time with his teammates and valuable film sessions.

One would think with all that money, he could just bring his rehab guy with him to Redskins Park, and do some rehab around here.

Very disappointing.

Posted by: p1funk | April 8, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

skinsneedagm- your point about Campbell is just wrong. Please let it be. Campbell is actually doing us a service by staying away. He is not being selfish, nor is he being a bad teammate or a bad competitor. His situation in Washington is at a place where his presence would only complicate things.

Shanny and Campbell both decided it would be best for him to stay away. He didn't just deside to leave for the sake of leaving. He is not under contract, is not being paid a DIME by the team, while Mcnabb is being paid 11 million dollars to come and participate.

Plus, Mcnabb is now the starting QB on this team, a team full of players he doesn't know. Campbell... no reason for him to be here.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 8, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I know what yal are getting @. Thinking im a racist because of my I.D. truth is im as black as they come. and im all for Blacks prospering as well as the rest of my race(humans). but its the HIGGERS that hold us back. We went from looking up to Mr Luther King Jrs to following Lil Waynes and Gayda Kisses. If any thing the HIGGERS should embrace the confederate flag. after all "they" dont gotta hold us back any more. YOU HIGGERS ARE DOING IT FOR "THEM"...i digress and repeat I EFFIN NATE HIGGERS...(and if you consider yourself a higger then you just further prove my point)thank you

Posted by: IgorNathanHiggersAKAINateHiggers | April 8, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey p1funk -- you forgot Carter is also fat, lazy, overpaid, and was seen with his knee on the ground -- lol -- the Skins should get rid of 11 sack bum...

Posted by: siris | April 8, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

morons, JC did the O Line a LOT of favors last year. He didn't throw many pics and he didn't fumble much. I don't even recall him looking downfield much.

Those are things that would have helped to expose the O Line's inadequacies.

On the flip side, I'm sure JC would have appreciated a lot more holding calls instead of the constant hits and sacks... that is, for those rare times when every pass rusher was actually accounted for.

The Philadelphia game should have been stopped. One series was three straight unblocked rushers - not even time for a three step drop.

I could wipe your football IQ off of a plate with a biscuit.

I would like to see McNabb with last years line and play-calling. He'd be on IR by week 5.

Moron.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 8, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

While I agree the OLine was bad, I don't think they are as horrible as some may think as JC wasn't doing them any favors...

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 8, 2010 2:58 PM

Nor did Zorn.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 8, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, that was what I was going to say as well, if with JC when Sherm Lewis took over play calling we scored significantly more points the rest of the way. Face it, with JC and Zorn in charge we were bringing a knife to a gunfight every Sunday. This year will be way different....

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 8, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2

whatever, cause the running game was AWESOME, the play book was cut in half cause the joke for a RG was being blown into the backfield every play, and the 2 most consistent offensive producers of the last 5 years (Portis and Cooley) we're injured.

and it's JC's fault AND the line wasn't that bad.

hall of fame comment exchange here, good work guys

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 8, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

oh yeah and the punt return team was JC's fault

oh yeah and we couldn't punch it in from the 1, that has nothing to do with your O line, it's CP's fault

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 8, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

JC's the 15th highest rated QB

the O line is the 29th rated

but that JC's fault

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 8, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

While I agree the OLine was bad, I don't think they are as horrible as some may think as JC wasn't doing them any favors...

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | April 8, 2010 2:58 PM

I agree. We were in a lot games last yr with a so called terrible OL. Now, our line was bad don't get me worng, but JC made them look terrible.

Posted by: taylormade218 | April 9, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

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