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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 01/ 2/2011

Rate the Redskins' season finale against the Giants

By Washington Post Sports

[UPDATED after the 17-14 loss]
The Redskins' wrapped up their first season with Mike Shanahan guiding the ship, and it was certainly eventful. Their record improved (to 6-10) from last season, but in your view, how would you grade the season? Feel free to add your own grades or season summaries in the comments below:



Here's our traditional 1-10 postgame poll:


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By Washington Post Sports  | January 2, 2011; 11:37 AM ET
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Jason Garrett gets Cowboys gig
Posted by Michael David Smith on January 2, 2011, 11:27 AM EST
Jason Garrett becoming the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for the 2011 season has gone from “likely” to definite.

NFL Network is reporting that the deal is done and Garrett will be introduced as the Cowboys’ head coach this week.

Michael Lombardi, who first reported on NFL Network that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had officially made the decision to hire Garrett, noted that the Cowboys “talked to Ray Sherman to satisfy the Rooney Rule.” That’s an interesting phrasing, as the purpose of the Rooney Rule isn’t just to talk to a minority coaching candidate for appearances’ sake. The point of the Rooney Rule is to encourage teams to actually consider minority coaching candidates. The hiring of Garrett comes across as though Jones first decided to make the hiring and then decided to interview a minority just to comply with league policies.

NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci, whose hiring by the Detroit Lions in 2003 led to then-Lions President Matt Millen being fined $200,000 for violating the Rooney Rule, also noted that Jones seemed to be rushing into hiring Garrett.

“I thought he might go through the process and talk to some other people that are out there,” Mariucci said.

Instead, Jones has made his decision, and Garrett is his man.


Posted by: Flounder21 | January 2, 2011 11:46 AM | Report abuse

start the cowpukes bandwagon in the media for next year. disgusting.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | January 2, 2011 11:54 AM | Report abuse

is it wrong to hope for other teams to win to slide their draft slots back?

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 2, 2011 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Cant believe the season is almost over I already

can not wait until next season. Lets end the

season on a good note.. Go Skins!!!

Posted by: PardenMiSwage | January 2, 2011 12:07 PM | Report abuse

from bleacher report...Sidney Rice instead of Vjax:

Rice has a few nagging health concerns, but it's hard to ignore that the one season he started all sixteen games, he caught 83 balls for 1,312 yards and nineteen touchdowns. It's also hard to ignore the positive effect he has on the other players on the field, as both Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin have seen upticks in production with him in the game to stretch the field.

The Vikings have a lot of issues to deal with in the upcoming season. With trying to find money to either repair or replace the Metrodome, not to mention trying to pay other free agents, and potentially setting aside more money to extend Adrian Peterson (who will be a free agent in 2012), Rice may slip through the cracks.

If so, he may be a younger and less costly option under a salary cap than V-Jax.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | January 2, 2011 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Fox is a decent coach in desperate need of a quarterback...

The Pouncey choice grows on you, particularly after seeing how agile and dominant he is in the game yesterday..You can see why Florida put him smack in the middle of the line..He moves great and is dominant..

Posted by: frak | January 2, 2011 12:19 PM | Report abuse

frak,

Fox is out in Carolina today will be his last game.

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 2, 2011 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Yeh, just sayin', Flounder, he would be at the top of my coaches list for a team with a QB..He's got the smashmouth plus solid defense thing down, he just needs a situation with a proper QB..

Posted by: frak | January 2, 2011 12:28 PM | Report abuse

The Browns??

Posted by: frak | January 2, 2011 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Michael Lombardi, who first reported on NFL Network that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had officially made the decision to hire Garrett, noted that the Cowboys “talked to Ray Sherman to satisfy the Rooney Rule.” That’s an interesting phrasing, as the purpose of the Rooney Rule isn’t just to talk to a minority coaching candidate for appearances’ sake. The point of the Rooney Rule is to encourage teams to actually consider minority coaching candidates. The hiring of Garrett comes across as though Jones first decided to make the hiring and then decided to interview a minority just to comply with league policies.
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jerry jones proves again that he sucks more than dan snyder but at least danny conformed to the rooney rule...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | January 2, 2011 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Id take sidney rice.

As long as we get one of the two that'll go along way to the rebuild

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 2, 2011 12:34 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS pull out a surprising victory and cost the GIANTS a post-season berth.

Posted by: glawrence007 | January 2, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

bleacher report on FS for skins:

Kareem Moore...is horrible. There's no two ways about it. If you've ever seen a running back or a wide receiver break a big run after a missed or broken tackle, it's usually because of Moore, even if the rest of the play goes right.

At safety, free agency is a little bit thin. The best safeties have already signed back with their teams, or would be playing out of position at the free safety spot. So, it would be time to draft a new free safety to finally solidify this position for good.

Jermale Hines has put together solid seasons in his time at Ohio State, and is capable of catching balls to create turnovers, as well as hitting hard to compliment the playing style of Landry.

But more importantly...he can tackle. Sometimes you don't need someone who can make the big hits. Sometimes you just need someone who can tackle, and in 2010 Hines gathered 63 tackles, 32 of which were on his own.

Even a rookie would be an improvement over the inept Moore, and Hines seems to be a very good prospect.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/557631-the-2011-washington-redskins-free-agents-and-draft-choices-to-keep-your-eye-on/page/6

Posted by: RomoLongballs | January 2, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

ⓖⓘⓐⓝⓣⓢ ⓢⓤ©ⓚ ⓐⓢⓢ!

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 2, 2011 12:40 PM | Report abuse

You mean "GINAS".

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 2, 2011 12:40 PM | Report abuse

ⓖⓘⓝⓐⓢ ⓢⓤ©ⓚ ⓐⓢⓢ!

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 2, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody know how many successful NFL QB's have come from a Spread Offense in College?

Posted by: oldtimer4 | January 2, 2011 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Word has it that Torain is out today..

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 2, 2011 12:46 PM | Report abuse

bleacher report on FS for skins:

Kareem Moore...is horrible. There's no two ways about it. If you've ever seen a running back or a wide receiver break a big run after a missed or broken tackle, it's usually because of Moore, even if the rest of the play goes right.

At safety, free agency is a little bit thin. The best safeties have already signed back with their teams, or would be playing out of position at the free safety spot. So, it would be time to draft a new free safety to finally solidify this position for good.

Jermale Hines has put together solid seasons in his time at Ohio State, and is capable of catching balls to create turnovers, as well as hitting hard to compliment the playing style of Landry.

But more importantly...he can tackle. Sometimes you don't need someone who can make the big hits. Sometimes you just need someone who can tackle, and in 2010 Hines gathered 63 tackles, 32 of which were on his own.

Even a rookie would be an improvement over the inept Moore, and Hines seems to be a very good prospect.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/557631-the-2011-washington-redskins-free-agents-and-draft-choices-to-keep-your-eye-on/page/6

Posted by: RomoLongballs | January 2, 2011 12:38 PM
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agree than k moore sucks... k barnes looks like a great replacement... k barnes can play both safety positions and cb... champ bailey would be a nice fit also...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | January 2, 2011 12:47 PM | Report abuse

ⓖⓘⓝⓐⓢ ⓢⓤ©ⓚ ⓐⓢⓢ!

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 2, 2011 12:42 PM

Diesel does it: fits a square peg in a round hole.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 2, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody know how many successful NFL QB's have come from a Spread Offense in College?

Posted by: oldtimer4
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No, but several of my best college gf's embraced that philosophy.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 2, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Ahmad Black will be a dominant NFL safety..

Posted by: frak | January 2, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Word has it that Torain is out today..

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 2, 2011 12:46 PM | Report abuse

So much for seeing what we could do against the Ginas with a decent rush offense.

I hope this means Davis is active today?

I'm Ron Burgundy?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | January 2, 2011 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Word has it that Torain is out today..

Posted by: Diesel44

Sheesh, he just can't shake that injury monkey..Add RB to long list of offseason needs..

Posted by: frak | January 2, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

bleacher report on FS for skins:

Kareem Moore...is horrible. There's no two ways about it. If you've ever seen a running back or a wide receiver break a big run after a missed or broken tackle, it's usually because of Moore, even if the rest of the play goes right.

At safety, free agency is a little bit thin. The best safeties have already signed back with their teams, or would be playing out of position at the free safety spot. So, it would be time to draft a new free safety to finally solidify this position for good.

Jermale Hines has put together solid seasons in his time at Ohio State, and is capable of catching balls to create turnovers, as well as hitting hard to compliment the playing style of Landry.

But more importantly...he can tackle. Sometimes you don't need someone who can make the big hits. Sometimes you just need someone who can tackle, and in 2010 Hines gathered 63 tackles, 32 of which were on his own.

Even a rookie would be an improvement over the inept Moore, and Hines seems to be a very good prospect.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/557631-the-2011-washington-redskins-free-agents-and-draft-choices-to-keep-your-eye-on/page/6

Posted by: RomoLongballs | January 2, 2011 12:38 PM
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RomoLB,
Barnes plays the free safety position better than Moore. Moore has speed and coverage skills. Why not flip-flop the two, moving Moore to corner and Barnes permanently to free safety? The Redskins have to think about reinforcing the beefy guys up front this offseason so taking advantage of the players on the roster would be a real advantage. Moore might be a weak free safety but he might be a physical corner... I think it is a shame they took two seasons to move Barnes to free safety. It seemed obvious that a hitter like that would be more at home at safety.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 2, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Like O-line play?

We got Raiders v. Chiefs on tap.

Tune in if you can.

The chiefs have one of the best young lines in the league.

The raiders line ain't too shabby, either.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 2, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Michael Lombardi, who first reported on NFL Network that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had officially made the decision to hire Garrett, noted that the Cowboys “talked to Ray Sherman to satisfy the Rooney Rule.” That’s an interesting phrasing, as the purpose of the Rooney Rule isn’t just to talk to a minority coaching candidate for appearances’ sake. The point of the Rooney Rule is to encourage teams to actually consider minority coaching candidates. The hiring of Garrett comes across as though Jones first decided to make the hiring and then decided to interview a minority just to comply with league policies.
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jerry jones proves again that he sucks more than dan snyder but at least danny conformed to the rooney rule...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | January 2, 2011 12:33 PM
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The timing of this announcement seems a like more than a coincidence that it came after it was officially announced that Fox is out in Carolina. Do you think Cowher told Jerry he would take the job if the Panthers job didn't open up, and when the Panthers job became open Jerry decided to stick with Garrett? So, on Monday we will hear that Cowher is the next coach of the Panthers...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 2, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

RomoLB,
Barnes plays the free safety position better than Moore. Moore has speed and coverage skills. Why not flip-flop the two, moving Moore to corner and Barnes permanently to free safety? The Redskins have to think about reinforcing the beefy guys up front this offseason so taking advantage of the players on the roster would be a real advantage. Moore might be a weak free safety but he might be a physical corner... I think it is a shame they took two seasons to move Barnes to free safety. It seemed obvious that a hitter like that would be more at home at safety.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 2, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Huh. I never thought of that. That could be intriguing. Does he have the coverage skills to be a full time CB? We're so thin in the secondary we just might find out.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | January 2, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

It would be fun to see Mike Sellers be the featured RB today

Posted by: coparker5 | January 2, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I really think people pencilling Barnes in as a starter for FS are chasing a pipe dream. He was, at best, okay there and is pretty light for that position. I'd like to see much more of him before having him as a starter. Remember, Moore looked good in 1 or 2 games to start with before he turned out to be pretty awful.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 2, 2011 1:09 PM | Report abuse

frak

Ahmad Black will be a dominant NFL safety..


Heck ya!

For us to pick him with a 1s rounder would be suicide.

So let's hope K Barnes gets real good real fast or we add a nice FA FS.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 2, 2011 1:09 PM | Report abuse

So, on Monday we will hear that Cowher is the next coach of the Panthers...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 2, 2011 1:05 PM

It's not a done deal. Lots of speculation out that the Panthers like Russ Grimm.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 2, 2011 1:10 PM | Report abuse

RomoLB,
Barnes plays the free safety position better than Moore. Moore has speed and coverage skills. Why not flip-flop the two, moving Moore to corner and Barnes permanently to free safety? The Redskins have to think about reinforcing the beefy guys up front this offseason so taking advantage of the players on the roster would be a real advantage. Moore might be a weak free safety but he might be a physical corner... I think it is a shame they took two seasons to move Barnes to free safety. It seemed obvious that a hitter like that would be more at home at safety.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 2, 2011 12:58 PM |

I think it's a bad idea to have 2 more players out of position. Especially these 2 players.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 2, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

So let's hope K Barnes gets real good real fast or we add a nice FA FS.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 2, 2011 1:09 PM

Problem, Barnes isn't going to get real good (IMO) and there isn't a whole lot of real good FS FA's out there.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 2, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Agree with some who are wondering what's wrong with Cooley. Those drops really aren't like him, and he's been moping around on the field a lot.

He had been a good interview as well, but was terrible on the Fan 2 or 3 weeks after his concussion and doesn't seem to have the same spark about him. Hope he's hiding some other injury, cause otherwise it looks like that concussion really dinged him from what I can see.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | January 2, 2011 1:15 PM | Report abuse

He had been a good interview as well, but was terrible on the Fan 2 or 3 weeks after his concussion and doesn't seem to have the same spark about him. Hope he's hiding some other injury, cause otherwise it looks like that concussion really dinged him from what I can see.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | January 2, 2011 1:15 PM |

He's probably tired of losing and the "fans" constantly calling for his trade like trading a good player from our ONLY position of strength is the answer.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 2, 2011 1:18 PM | Report abuse

So let's hope K Barnes gets real good real fast or we add a nice FA FS.

Posted by: MistaMoe

Let's see on Barnes...Like the idea of bringin' back Da Champ to play FS, though..

Posted by: frak | January 2, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Why not...mov(e) Moore to corner and Barnes permanently to free safety?

I'd druther move a big corner to safety than the other way 'round.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 2, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse

So, on Monday we will hear that Cowher is the next coach of the Panthers...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 2, 2011 1:05 PM

It's not a done deal. Lots of speculation out that the Panthers like Russ Grimm.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 2, 2011 1:10 PM |

I would bet that if we beat the Giants today we may here rumors of Cowher to the Ginas.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 2, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse

The Geico Lizard is gay.

The insurance he offers only works if you're in a rear-end collison.

(INSERT rimshot audio to shouts of 'Homophobe!!' and bad pun groans while Rodney "Moe" Dangerfield yanks his Allstate tie and wonders why the NFL pushed back the start of the Giants/Redskins' game.)

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 2, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Let rogers walk, get a compensatory pick

Sign champ to play cb

Move barnes to FS

Guys please stop thinking this is a one year fix. We need way to many pieces for a quick fix.

No more band aid job.

Build the lines. Both sides of the ball.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 2, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Word has it that Torain is out today..

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 2, 2011 12:46 PM


Source? Reason?

Posted by: freakzilla | January 2, 2011 1:42 PM | Report abuse

It would be fun to see Mike Sellers be the featured RB today

Posted by: coparker5 | January 2, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

MS is a great lead blocker, but he'll never be a featured rb.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 2, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I would bet that if we beat the Giants today we may here rumors of Cowher to the Ginas.


Hmmm, maybe.. A natural choice would be one of their former coaches, John Fox..SEND THEM DOWN IN FLAAAAAMES!!!

Posted by: frak | January 2, 2011 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Tamba Ali is very, very, very impressive.

He's as good as Cam Wake, Dwight Freeney, and R Mathis.

And he's not a Pro Bowler?

Wow!

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 2, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Source? Reason?

Posted by: freakzilla | January 2, 2011 1:42 PM

Source: some jack ass
Reason: ribs

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 2, 2011 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I really think people pencilling Barnes in as a starter for FS are chasing a pipe dream. He was, at best, okay there and is pretty light for that position. I'd like to see much more of him before having him as a starter. Remember, Moore looked good in 1 or 2 games to start with before he turned out to be pretty awful.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 2, 2011 1:09 PM | Report abuse
KMoore has been playing injured all season. Let's get him healthy and then see how he plays before we jettison him.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 2, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I really think people pencilling Barnes in as a starter for FS are chasing a pipe dream. He was, at best, okay there and is pretty light for that position. I'd like to see much more of him before having him as a starter. Remember, Moore looked good in 1 or 2 games to start with before he turned out to be pretty awful.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 2, 2011 1:09 PM | Report abuse
KMoore has been playing injured all season. Let's get him healthy and then see how he plays before we jettison him.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 2, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Watching Red Zone channel this morning (still morning on the West Coast), and the entire league seems to have caught fumble-itis in the early games.

Worst offenders have been Detroit and New Orleans both fumbling at or near the goal line.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 2, 2011 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Nope, there's a million players that we'd love to have, but brandon in kali is right, BUILD THE LINES, take Pouncey with the first, best available NT second (though knowing Shanahan, he might grab a diamond-in-the-rough home-run hittin' RB..Which'd be cool..)

Posted by: frak | January 2, 2011 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Is Torain really ou today?

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 2, 2011 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Barnes n moore will both be here next yr

Why

Versatility

They both play special teams n one of the two could safe a draft pick on a FS, atleast for this yr

We need to use who we can if we already got em.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 2, 2011 2:06 PM | Report abuse

start the cowpukes bandwagon in the media for next year. disgusting.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | January 2, 2011 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I don't see that happening. Start the fretting over the timid and predictable playcalling and lack of discipline you saw all year. You guys should be delighted if this is true. Happy Same Ol' Year.

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 2, 2011 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Looking like the Ravens will be relegated to the wild card. Steelers now up 28-3 over the Browns.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 2, 2011 2:11 PM | Report abuse

frak

take Pouncey with the first


I can't see Mike Shanahan benching a 325 pound guard in Derrick Dockery turning around to draft a 320 pound guard in M Pouncey.

Wisnewski seems to be more of the stripe Shanny likes, though.

Adam Clayburn--Iowa (de) in round 1 and Wisnewski in 2 would satisfy your concerns, IMO.

But I'd snag 2 FA o-linemen (guard/center) and draft d-linemen as we can't stop anybody.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 2, 2011 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Any Terps fans here? I thought Mike Leach was going to be the next MD coach? What happened to him? I see they picked UConn's Randy Edsall to be the new coach.

Posted by: will_ga | January 2, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

When you have holes:

--you use FA money on low cost depth guys

--you find ways to get more picks

--target 2-3 possible FA young starters and pay them

--you drag undrafted defensive/offensive lineman types hoping to find a couple of diamond in the rouhg types


Posted by: MistaMoe


Forgot one. Ask Andy Reid nicely if we can have our draft picks back for McNabb.

Posted by: TheCork | January 2, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Beeps

Posted by: freakzilla | January 2, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

thanks frak

with our divison rivals having and adding good pass rushers we need to build our line bad.

Its by far our biggest weak link

You know what the old saying is, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link

We have 1 guy could start on another team on our o line. TW, maybe 2 with JB if he can get fully healthy

We need all new interior lineman. Keep litchy n hicks as back ups. Rabachs days are over.

Imagine signing a young O line man n drafting Pouncey n another second rnd lineman!!

Our line would go from our weakest link to possibly one of our strongest

We could have a decade of drafts to build around those guys.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 2, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

take Pouncey with the first


I can't see Mike Shanahan benching a 325 pound guard in Derrick Dockery turning around to draft a 320 pound guard in M Pouncey.

Wisnewski seems to be more of the stripe Shanny likes, though.

Adam Clayburn--Iowa (de) in round 1 and Wisnewski in 2 would satisfy your concerns, IMO.

But I'd snag 2 FA o-linemen (guard/center) and draft d-linemen as we can't stop anybody.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 2, 2011 2:11 PM |

Maybe but Pouncey can get out and run Dockery can't.

One thing with these new o-linemen even the big ones can run.

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 2, 2011 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Cant believe the season is almost over already...


Posted by: PardenMiSwage |


Don't think of it as the regular season being over, think of it as the Redskins Off season starting.

That's the land where skies are blue and the future is bright.

Posted by: TheCork | January 2, 2011 2:15 PM | Report abuse


I can't see Mike Shanahan benching a 325 pound guard in Derrick Dockery turning around to draft a 320 pound guard in M Pouncey.

Posted by: MISTA MOE

I doubt he'll take Pouncey either but Shanahan didn't bench Dockery because he weighs 325 pounds, he benched him because he believes he sucks.

Pouncey destroyed everything in his path yesterday, pulling as a center. But, with the zone blocking scheme, Mike will probably take some 250 pound Olineman instead.

Posted by: TheCork | January 2, 2011 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Today's Poll:

Which Redskin front line needs the draft help?

a. offensive line

b. defensive line

Moe rolls with b as Kedric Golston is the only drafted defensive linemen who plays.

Last year, the team drafted Williams, Cook, Capers, re-upped Rabach, added Hicks, Licthenslieger, and burned picks for J Brown.

In other words, the team has begun the necessary work of re-building the o-line.

But we feature a defense that couldn't stop time with a stopwatch.

Overall, our defense line issues are really bigger than our offensive line's are.

A Carriker was a nice addition.

But Daniels, Kemo, and AH all need to be replaced with a mix of draftees and hard decisions:

--do you keep V Holliday?

--do you keep A Bryant?

--who plays de next year opposite Carriker?

--where does the NT needed for the 3-4 come from if you draft a o-lineman?

--do you re-sign K Golston?

Yeah, the o-line is important--but steps have been taken to correct it.

The o-line is not the end all and be all of the team.

Our d-line has more problems than a math book--and we must use picks to rebuild it, too, folks.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 2, 2011 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Last year, the team drafted Williams, Cook, Capers, re-upped Rabach, added Hicks, Licthenslieger, and burned picks for J Brown.

In other words, the team has begun the necessary work of re-building the o-line.

But we feature a defense that couldn't stop time with a stopwatch.

Overall, our defense line issues are really bigger than our offensive line's are.

A Carriker was a nice addition.

But Daniels, Kemo, and AH all need to be replaced with a mix of draftees and hard decisions:


POSTED BY: MISTA MOE

Look, I'm a "lines win" guy. BOTH lines. But...

How do you think the OL would have played this year if they only played four OLMen?

Maybe about as poorly as a DLINE that played with only THRE instead of four DLINEmen.

You act like never played Cook, Practice Squad Capers, too light Lichtensteiger, injury prone Brown, benched Hicks, and pushed around Rabach are part of the solution. They are part of the problem.

Yeah, there's D needs too. Mostly an NT, y'know, the guy who replaces both DTs and position that chased Haynesworth out of town.

But build a ball-control OLine and the D plays less and better.

We're arguing apples and oranges. The team has many many needs.

And if the OLine is at least on "be all and end all" how come the Redskins last flourished when the Hogs held down the fort?

Because then they could dictate to other teams.

Giants fell apart this year when their OLINE got old.

Ditto Cowboys with injuries.

Ignoring the Oline now makes as little sense as staffing a 3-4 d with 4-3 personnel.

The real probloem is they have tried to do too much at once. Fix QB (McNabb) cut and paste OLine. Hope oldies work at RB, put DLINEMEN at linebacker.

Makes little sense to me.

Posted by: TheCork | January 2, 2011 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Watching Ronde Barber I think we Should bring in

Champ Bailey at a reasonable price but at this

stage in his career I know he is looking to Win

Now

Posted by: PardenMiSwage | January 2, 2011 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Good defense and a couple of TDs will help us to earn a win. If it comes down to a field goal we're done. Gano is a bum.

Posted by: omegamgt | January 2, 2011 5:47 PM | Report abuse

With 3:20 to go ESPN 980 leaves the Redskins Game for Sportscenter? WTF??? Someone should be fired at 980. What a joke,that station is run just like that POS team.

Posted by: DCFanatic | January 2, 2011 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Redskins win the NFC-East Cellar again. Please keep same general manager, same coach, same quarterback and by all means same owner for next year!

Go Cowboys!

Posted by: JCM-51 | January 2, 2011 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Thank God this season is over...

Posted by: bgmathis | January 2, 2011 7:53 PM | Report abuse

At least there is one thing where few people can disagree: the Skins are in full rebuilding mode. The Skins have been quietly assembling a nice group of young players. Here's a few thoughts:

New blood on defense: Kevin Barnes, Adam Carriker, Rob Jackson, Jeremy Jarmon, Perry Reily, and Anthony Bryant.

New blood on offense: Trent Williams, Anthony Armstrong, Brandon Banks, Terrence Austin, Ryan Torrain, Keiland Williams, Darrel Young, and Logan Paulson.

We are a full year into the switch to the 3-4.

Priorities: Center, Tackle, Guard, a big and fast WR, CB

Until the line is fixed, why bother drafting a QB? Didn't John Beck look great? ... oh, he never played.

Posted by: dannykurland1 | January 2, 2011 9:17 PM | Report abuse

#1 priority: FS

Posted by: dannykurland1 | January 2, 2011 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Rex still look like sh##

Posted by: mssassy | January 3, 2011 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Rex still look like sh##

Posted by: mssassy | January 3, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Rex still look like sh##

Posted by: mssassy | January 3, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

THIS CITY REALLY NEEDS TO DROP A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM AND START AN ORGANIZATION THAT WILL NOT INTERVIEW, RECRUIT, SIGN, DRAFT, OR SUIT UP ANYONE BUT
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSERS!!!!!!!!!

THEN AT LEAST THE OWNER AND FRONT OFFICE CAN CLAIM THAT THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING FOR A CHANGE!

CAN'T YOU JUST SEE IT NOW, GAME PLANS FOR A PERFECT 0-16 SEASON AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO DESTROY ANY POTENTIAL WHATSOEVER IN THE NUMBER ONE PICK IN THE UPCOMING DRAFT.
WOW, NOW THAT'S IMPROVEMENT............

Posted by: burro2 | January 3, 2011 5:21 PM | Report abuse

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