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Plackemeier Top Teams Player (Updated)

Jason Reid reports:

Punter Ryan Plackemeier was named the NFC special teams player of the week, the NFL announced today.

"It's never bad to be recognized by the league, it's an honor," Plackemeier said. "There are a lot of great performances out there. It's an honor just to be a punter and be recognized for that award. You've got a lot of return guys getting that award or kickers hitting game-winning field goals. But to get some recognition for a punter is an honor. We usually go unnoticed. Unless we're hitting 70-yard punts or sticking 'em at the one, It's usually kind of a mundane task. It's good to get recognized as a punter for the punters across the league. But nothing happens in that last game without my teammates."

Plackemeier played a key role Sunday in the Redskins' 1O-3 victory over Philadelphia at FedEx Field. The third-year player pinned the Eagles at or inside their 10-yard line on five of his eight punts in the game. After four of his five punts during the fourth quarter, Philadelphia began possessions at its 9-, 3-, 1O- and 9-yard lines.

By Cindy Boren  |  December 24, 2008; 11:56 AM ET
 
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Comments

I see JLC did not report that, this would make his Torrence is the only player that can down balls inside the 10 argument sound very dumb.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 24, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

What does this do to the widely-held theory that Vinny chooses lousey players that Zorn and the coaches don't want, and forces Zorn to play them?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | December 24, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Iggles!

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Well I'm outa here have a Happy Holidays everyone.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 24, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

If only Jeffrey Lurie would buy the Skins. All of our prayers woudl be answered.

It's not like he is a cheap loser or anything. Jeff always puts the team first. Thats Why Burgess, Hood, Owens, Kearse all had to go.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Manning--over 30, has a bum knee.
Brady--over 30, has a bum knee.

These are the two best players in the NFL. You are the stupidest poster on RI.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:03 PM

Name calling doesn't fix these guys knees or change my mind. I wouldn't trade half a draft for one guy. Period. If you know how to draft well it's a good move. If Vinny's making the picks, then maybe.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 24, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Draft picks are nice, but they are far from a sure thing to even be an impact on your roster.

Posted by: psps23 | December 24, 2008 11:55 AM

NOTHING is a sure thing in the NFL. Stubblefield and Wilkinson was supposed to be a sure thing 10 years ago. Taylor was supposed to be a sure thing this year. The Skins winning the Super Bowl in 2000 was supposed to be a sure thing. While the draft isn't a sure thing, neither is the guy you're trading for. Just because Brady was great in New England, wouldn't make him great in Washington.

That said, only bad teams make trades for 1 guy involving multiple picks. Good teams like New England and Pittsburgh turn 1st, 3rd, and 4th round picks into 3 starters. There aren't too many guys in the league worth 3 starters...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 24, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Teams like Indianapolis and New England have a distinct PLAN from day one. It's not blowing up and rebuilding for the sake of blowing up and rebuilding. It's not showing the productive vets the door for the sake of showing this guy the door. And it's not about continuity for the sake of continuity.

Indianapolis built their franchise around Peyton Manning. They used almost all of their ammunition on surrounding Manning with the best talent possible. They made sure to keep Harrison around, lock up Reggie Wayne, use high picks on talented RBs like James and Addai, invest heavily in their o-line. When the offense was relatively settled, THEN they brought in a defensive coach and used young, cheap draft picks to build a defense that COMPLIMENTED their offense. It was a distinct plan. They let guys like Marcus Washington, Mike Peterson, and Cato June walk, not because they were "washed-up", but because they needed to keep their major money on offense, and because they knew they had a coach that could get the best out of their young and cheap defense.

New England was almost the opposite. Until last season, they were content with using almost all their ammunition on keeping the defense elite, bringing in big money guys like Colvin and Adalius Thomas (even if they hadn't worked out) and using high picks on the defensive line. On the flip side, they were basically content with letting Brady carry a very underwhelming offense, and using cheaper youngsters or disgruntled "discounts" to compliment their defense.

Both teams let what seemed like productive vets go,and both teams opted to lock up other productive vets. More importantly, both teams worked because they had a PLAN. And that is something that is sorely lacking from this front office.

Posted by: psps23 | December 24, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Flound, enjoy, don't HOG the wii from the kids either.

"Good teams like New England and Pittsburgh turn 1st, 3rd, and 4th round picks into 3 starters"

Chad Jackson cost the Pats a 2nd, and 3rd, and he's not on the team.
Ben Watson was a first round pick who has been a marginal player at best.
Laurence Maroney was a first round pick who has been a marginal to poor player at best.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 24, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

You are trying to claim that you would not trade 3 picks for two of the best players to ever play football. I don't know if I can stress how dumb that is enough.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

That said, only bad teams make trades for 1 guy involving multiple picks. Good teams like New England and Pittsburgh turn 1st, 3rd, and 4th round picks into 3 starters. There aren't too many guys in the league worth 3 starters...

I believe the Pats have one of the lowest percentages of starters drafted in the league. The cut all but their first rounder last year.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

You are the stupidest poster on RI.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:03 PM

This must be your first day on the blog if you think Brownwood is stupidest. Come back sometime during a game and meet people like rachel, jiacinto. Brownwood has to explain stuff to them like "what is a five-yard penalty?"

Posted by: talent_evaluator | December 24, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

You are the stupidest poster on RI.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:03 PM

This must be your first day on the blog if you think Brownwood is stupidest. Come back sometime during a game and meet people like rachel, jiacinto. Brownwood has to explain stuff to them like "what is a five-yard penalty?"

Posted by: talent_evaluator | December 24, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps I was a bit overzealous. However, that statment is blowing my mind.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

not to be grammatical, but would it not be, "you are the most stupid" not, "you are the stupidest".....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 24, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Congrats on not being able to punt it into the endzone from the opponents 30. Finally your noodle like leg was good for something.

Posted by: Gweez | December 24, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Good teams like New England and Pittsburgh turn 1st, 3rd, and 4th round picks into 3 starters.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 24, 2008 12:13 PM

Pleepleus,

Maybe I was too quick to challenge your nomination.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | December 24, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I was actually qestioning that as a typed it.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

all right peeps, I'm out, enjoy...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 24, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

"That said, only bad teams make trades for 1 guy involving multiple picks. Good teams like New England and Pittsburgh turn 1st, 3rd, and 4th round picks into 3 starters. There aren't too many guys in the league worth 3 starters...

Posted by: brownwood26"

Only bad teams? Like the New York Giants?

No team turns 100% of their draft picks into starters. I remember somebody posting an analysis of draft picks, and the most successful teams in the league were right around 37% for first day picks.

While it's true that no player is a sure thing on any team, there are certain tangibles you can observe while watching a player compete in the NFL that cannot be assessed watching a college game.

Draft picks become MUCH more valuable when you have a solid foundation in place. And that solid foundation begins with a QB. Once you have that in place, you can build around that foundation with the draft picks.

Posted by: psps23 | December 24, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/5879

according to this it can be either.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

not to be grammatical, but would it not be, "you are the most stupid" not, "you are the stupidest".....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 24, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for correcting them Greg. Some people just don't know how to talk good american and I aint kidding.

Posted by: Gweez | December 24, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

marcus mason

Posted by: dansteinberg | December 24, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

You are trying to claim that you would not trade 3 picks for two of the best players to ever play football. I don't know if I can stress how dumb that is enough.

Posted by: Pleepleus | December 24, 2008 12:14 PM

Not at this stage of their careers, no. You're talking about 3 prospective starters for 5-7 years in exchange for a QB that will (barring injury) give you about 3 or 4 good years. Personally, I don't like those odds.

As Skins fans, we do what our team does: lust after quality players on other teams. As I learn to observe other teams (ones that, you know, make the playoffs consistently) you pick up other perspectives. The Steelers place a high value on drafting and cultivating their own talent. They seldom trade for or sign guys expected to be important starters for them. They just consistently sign the right guy. They miss like everyone else from time to time, but more often than not they get the right guy.

Anyway, I'm not trying to prop up the Steelers, but it's just an example that a team far more successful than ours agrees with the spirit of my assertion.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 24, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Plack gets the credit and the award, but it amounts to luck (ie the bounce of the ball) and coverage teams being there to down the ball. But a silly punter, who has sucked since he took over for a rookie who wasnt much worse than him, gets all the credit.

Posted by: TonyButterFingersHomo1 | December 24, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if anyone has posted something along the lines of this: Here is who I would like to see start Sunday against SF.

Sit: Kendall Play: Rinehardt
Sit: J. Taylor Play: Rob Jackson
Sit: A. Cater Play: Chris Wilson
Sit: Cooley Play: Fred Davis
Sit: Landry Play: Kareem Moore
Sit: Springs Play: Tryon or Westbrook

Also:
Find a way to get more time for H.B Blades and the Rookie Receiver(s)

If 10 players are going to turn over on this roster we need to find out what we have here. I also think with these 3 young DE's we have (R. Jackson, A. Buzbee, C. Wilson) at least ONE (1) of them can turn into a solid 6-7 sack/a season starting DE for us. Any doubters ?

Posted by: slipperyrichard | December 24, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if anyone has posted something along the lines of this: Here is who I would like to see start Sunday against SF.

Sit: Kendall Play: Rinehardt
Sit: J. Taylor Play: Rob Jackson
Sit: A. Cater Play: Chris Wilson
Sit: Cooley Play: Fred Davis
Sit: Landry Play: Kareem Moore
Sit: Springs Play: Tryon or Westbrook

Also:
Find a way to get more time for H.B Blades and the Rookie Receiver(s)

If 10 players are going to turn over on this roster we need to find out what we have here. I also think with these 3 young DE's we have (R. Jackson, A. Buzbee, C. Wilson) at least ONE (1) of them can turn into a solid 6-7 sack/a season starting DE for us. Any doubters ?

Posted by: slipperyrichard | December 24, 2008 12:35 PM


If we are following this scenario, then let's sit Moss and Randel El and play Thomas and Kelly as well. Have Tryon return punts.

Posted by: NCMatt1 | December 24, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

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