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Portis Update

Bubba Tyer just came in to clarify Clinton's injury. Yesterday Coach Joe said that Clinton had suffered another bout of tendinitis in his right knee, but that was incorrect. Gibbs was assuming that was the case, according to the club, and misspoke, but Bubba just told us that Clinton actually has a bruise and a sprained right knee (grade 1, the most minor sprain possible), suffered in the first quarter of the Giants game. When asked if that injury would have prevented Portis from making those last carries, Bubba said not specificually, since Clinton had been playing with the soreness all game and was not to his knowledge pulled out of the game because of the knee.

Bubba believes Clinton will play Sunday, but it will be day by day with Portis and Moss. Santana has not yet run since hurting his groin and that injury seems the most iffy of the bunch. Santana has been running in a water tank - not on land - and each day is a feeling out process.

Bubba said the rest of the "walking wounded" - McIntosh, Daniels, Griffin, Marcus - are all scheduled to practice as normal. Sean Taylor has a bruised knee but it's not enough to keep him from practice, Bubba said, while Fred Smoot's hammy will limit him in practice some but he is expected to play after missing the last two games.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 2, 2007; 1:07 PM ET
 
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Posted by: NC ICU RN | October 2, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

So much for the "united front" they are trying to show on Portis' injury. Really, how could the HC not know what the injury was to one of his star players??

Posted by: NC ICU RN | October 2, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for holding it down JLa....

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | October 2, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the update, I have been hitting refresh all day since hearing about the tendinitis.

Posted by: Redskins Tar Heel | October 2, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

And to all of the Jasno haters last week while there was NO news and he was off;

this week I say to you PLLLBBBTTTT!

Posted by: Zebra | October 2, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

OK,OK
*hugs* and 4th

Posted by: sallie.mae | October 2, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Good news on the bruise!

Posted by: Zebra | October 2, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Not to split hairballs with you, Zeebs, but Bill the Cat always pronounced it "Thbbbt!"

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | October 2, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Thanks JLa for keeping it fresh around here - that stale smell from last week was getting to me.

Posted by: mile high | October 2, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Jasno, Cindy called it in about Sean Taylor again ... I think she wants you to run out and squeeze his knee again.

SkinsRealist, step away from the corn flakes. By suggesting turning Mason into the Skins' Derrick Ward, I never said anything about Portis. I was trying to make a point about giving a rookie a shot at RB. It cannot be gainsaid that Ward has shown up and shown up in a surprising way. Saunders is telling Big Media that the Skins are a run first team (I don't remember if it was WaPo or SI.com, but its in one of those -- the only two I read this morning). A run first team somehow only has three RBs and a FB, but six WRs, only 1.5 of whom actually catches balls. The three RBs are five year guys and the FB is a seven year guy. I don't deny that the RB shelf-life is considerably shorter than that of other positions; my point was about adding some youth to the equation (acknowledging that even the rookie Ward himself banged up his knee pretty bad when he came to FedEx).

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

DEACTIVATE BRANDON LLOYD FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON!!!

Posted by: bethesdayboy | October 2, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse


Ward is this years version of Betts. Teams don't have film on him yet so he is successful.

Posted by: Forrest | October 2, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I am 80% positive the fecal matter is in my pants.

Posted by: Heath Shuler | October 2, 2007 01:28 PM

Maybe you should change your drawers before you continue to blog???????

Posted by: | October 2, 2007 01:47 PM

Posted by: Worth Repeating | October 2, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

This is too much! I'm in update heaven! The down side, of course, if that when it drops off I will become one of the haters that Zebra has unceremoniously covered in virtual spittle.

Posted by: Ghost of Plimpton | October 2, 2007 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Whew... ok. I had lunch and my 1:15 yoga so I'm calmed and I'm one step ahead of DC and stepped away from the flakes. Forrest made a good point on the 1:45 post. Still, with the RB being the easiest to play, not tolerate, isn't it kind of easy to have someone run through a running lane very fast, and teach them how to choose which lane to run through, but that is more instincts than skill. It brings up a question I had yesterday, Is the RB the most easiest to learn and execute?

Posted by: SkinsRealist | October 2, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

A miscommunication at Redskins Park????

NEVER...

What a joke.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 2, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Mile High - Congrats on the Rox big win last night. Incredible game, and as a dodger fan, thanks for taking out the madres! Lived in Denver pre coors field, and like to see them do well, as long as it isn't at the dodgers expense. Still waiting for Holliday to touch the plate though...

Posted by: nah | October 2, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Heath Shuler now senator or congressman Shuler? Anyway better get the fecal matter out of your pants before kissing babies.

Oh and wash your nasty a$$ hands, plz.

Posted by: SkinsRealist | October 2, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

now please take out the Phillies for me.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

More truth in Heath's fecal problem than some of the stuff you hear from the Skins

Posted by: Tom Flick | October 2, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Anybody see the Lionesses play this past week? What are we in for?

Apologies if it was covered ad naseum in past bloggy discussions.

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | October 2, 2007 2:10 PM | Report abuse

and I can't read.

and I am not allowed near babies or children.

Posted by: Heath Shuler | October 2, 2007 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Not to take anything away from the Lions but the Bears gave them the game.

Posted by: Heath Shuler | October 2, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Heath,

Kind of like we gave the Giants the game... thanks, Gibbs!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Shuler is a U.S. Represenative from NC. A democrat from the mountain region, I believe.

Posted by: NC ICU RN | October 2, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Kind of. We came from ahead to lose. All the replays from the game (in the 4th Quarter ) were of the Lions running into the endzone. Either after a fumble recovery or interception or that onside kick returned for a TD.

http://shuler.house.gov/

Posted by: Heath Shuler | October 2, 2007 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm trying to search the net to see what the deal is with Calvin Johnson's injury. So far looks like a game time decision.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I hope Moss is spending his non-running-or-cutting time standing in front of the jugs machine catching fastballs. The dropsies have to stop.

As Terry Robiskie used to say, "if you can't catch the ball, you can't call yourself a receiver."

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 2, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Lions set a record for most point scored in the 4th quarter against the Bears. Not a good sign for Gibbs' conservative play calling late in the game.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

...from an earlier posting two threads ago (i had to re-hash the curse thing)...

OK, here's what I found:

A curse cannot harm us unless we allow it to by giving the negative energy some entry point, as through our beliefs, fear or guilt.
If the victim firmly believes that there is no such thing as a curse, or that they can't be cursed, the "curse" will fail.

So that's it. All we have to do is believe that the curse does not exist. Which should be easy to do because there IS NO CURSE!!
Everybody, do your part.

Posted by: 70 chip | October 1, 2007 08:47 PM

Well i think we can qualify Cerrato as a curse and no matter how much i ignore him, he wont go away!!! I did my own research and found the best way to remove the indian curse id to have Riggo suit up and run over Cerrato. 70 chip you can lead block while i seal the back side pursuit.

Posted by: L.A. Skins | October 2, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

This is great news about Portis not having the resurgence of tendinitis and that he could be expected to play as well as the fact that Area 51, Smoot and the rest of the defense are expected to practice and play.

Now can we please run the ball 35 to 40 times this week in order to manage the clock better and take some pressure off of JC and the newer receivers?

Posted by: mHarm | October 2, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Following the 5-11 season last year, Joe Gibbs said:

"We think we're going about things the right way up here". That's all you have to know about Gibbs 2.0.

I honestly hope we fall behind so I don't have to watch us give up another lead. Maybe we'll stay agressive and win if we're playing catch up.

Posted by: Quote of the decade | October 2, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

At least the lions do the things we defend well...expect literally the exact opposite of that. Cripes.

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | October 2, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Enough of the incessant whining! Go to a therapist or something!

Detroit looked pretty bad, but given our ability to make the Dolphins look good, we have our work cut out for us.

It's unfortunate, as evident even in this blog, that people and players today are so focused on extreme success. You can even see it in other sections of society. Elementary school GRADUATION ceremony?! ridiculous.

A win by a point should be enough if you do it week in and week out.

My hope for this team, the current Gibbs tenure and even the league is to come back to their senses and stop living in absolutes.

I blame journalism. :-|

Posted by: Dik | October 2, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget that I didn't even make it onto the injury report in week 2. Isn't that against NFL rules? I think there is something else going on behind the scenes that you and I don't know about.

Posted by: Smoot | October 2, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I hope Gibbs and crew had plenty of copies of that Lions/Eagles game to review. The good thing is that the Lions have no running game and no defense. Not the kind of "no defense" that the Giants had (proven stars who weren't applying themselves) but the kind of "no defense" that the Lions have had for a while now.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Hate to rekindle a fire that has already been put out but the Bucs are looking for a RB. (not a shot at Portis for all of you who weren't around for the 75+ comments up here yesterday)

http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sports/comments/bucs-rumored-to-bee-talking-trade-with-vikings/

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the contrats, Nah. This town is going bonkers. Not sure he touched home myself and have watched it 15 times. Woke my 1 yr old daughter screaming at the tv last night "he didn't touch the plate!" Gotta love a sport with no instant replay. What's up with T. Hoffman blowing 2 saves in 2 days?

Maybe Portis just didn't feel like practicing this week again so he and Joe 2.0 resurected the tendonitis and brought Bubba into the mix to legitimize it. That's my story anyway.

Posted by: mile high | October 2, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Elementary school GRADUATION ceremony?! ridiculous.

Didn't graduate, did you?

I blame journalism. :-|
Posted by: Dik | October 2, 2007 02:26 PM

It's always easy to blame someone else. Here's a hint, look to yourself first, Dik.

Posted by: TheAnonymousOne | October 2, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

panties

Posted by: TDawg | October 2, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

F THE RECEIVER! WHAT A PIECE OF $H!T

Posted by: nah | October 2, 2007 12:15 PM

I still agree with this quote. Just thought I'd share this one more time.

Posted by: Go Skins Go | October 2, 2007 2:38 PM | Report abuse

As Terry Robiskie used to say, "if you can't catch the ball, you can't call yourself a receiver."

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 2, 2007 02:22 PM

---------------

So, what do we call The Receiver now? The Player? Number 6?

Posted by: mile high | October 2, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

So, what do we call The Receiver now? The Player? Number 6?

Posted by: mile high | October 2, 2007 02:40 PM

"Mostly Invisible" is one of my favorites.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

mile high - was at petcrap park earlier this year on hoffman alarm clock night v the dodgers, and watched him blow a 2 run lead in the ninth, and the crowd collectively smash their alarm clocks in the streets after the game. Fantastic. I'm pullin for the rocks, as much as i can cheer for another team. Nice guy, but hoffman is done.

Posted by: nah | October 2, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

go skins go- I think that's all that needs to be said about lloser.

Posted by: nah | October 2, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Interesting......

'The Redskins-Lions series date all the way back to when the teams were known as the Boston Redskins and the Portsmouth Spartans in the early 1930s.

The two clubs have met a total of 38 times, including three times in the playoffs, with the Redskins holding the series lead with a record of 25-10 in the regular season and 3-0 in the postseason.

The Lions have never won in Washington, D.C., losing all 20 contests since 1937. From 1968 until 1997 Washington won 16 consecutive regular season games and two postseason games.'

Posted by: POOP | October 2, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

So, what do we call The Receiver now? The Player? Number 6?

Posted by: mile high | October 2, 2007 02:40 PM

Call him Out of Here.

Posted by: talent evaluator | October 2, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm not going anywhere, chumps. Danny says i'm special.

Posted by: The Receiver/No. 6 | October 2, 2007 2:50 PM | Report abuse

As bad as our injury situation is, it could be worse. Look at the Bengals with only 2 healthy linebackers in the game yesterday. Look at Tampa, look at Philly...I hope we're still in contention at the end of the season for Randy Thomas' return if he can.

Posted by: sicwidit | October 2, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if anyone has posted this already but on this date in 1983, Art Monk started his assault on the record books, catching a pass in 183 consecutive games.

If this was not posted, shame on everyone!

Posted by: SkinsRealist | October 2, 2007 2:56 PM | Report abuse

This Date in NFL History

October 2, 1983 -- Art Monk, the first NFL receiver to eclipse 900 receptions, begins his streak of 183 consecutive games with at least one catch.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I love history...

"Pudge Heffelfinger was paid $500 to play in a game in 1892, becoming the first person to be paid to play football."


http://www.nfl.com/history

Posted by: SkinsRealist | October 2, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?

Posted by: Mike Patrick | October 2, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

And to commemorate the occasion I am going to start my assault on the record books this Sunday.

Posted by: Lloyd, Brandon | October 2, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

" ... The good thing is that the Lions have no running game and no defense. ..."

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 02:34 PM

bigfish, I agree with the sediment (yes, sediment) about the defense, but I'm not exactly right there re: the Lions' running game. Martz' offense is definitely a "pass first" offense ... and with the results they've had, no reason not to go with that, but I'm just not sure that the reason they haven't shown up on the rushing game is because they don't have one. People tend to forget about just what Tatum Bell has done, or that Duckett actually has had a pre-Skins past. If the Skins game plan for the passing game (which they HAVE TO DO), then that opens up all sorts of possibilities for the running game. Duckett's numbers so far this season have been north of 3.5 yards per carry and north of 10 yards per reception.

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Anybody wanna talk about Britney Spears?

Posted by: Mike Patrick | October 2, 2007 3:05 PM | Report abuse

He talks a good game. Too bad he's a D-Bag.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUWeOlpe7oc

Posted by: JonTPK126 | October 2, 2007 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Again from http://www.nfl.com/history

"1899
Chris O'Brien formed a neighborhood team, which played under the name the Morgan Athletic Club, on the south side of Chicago. The team later became known as the Normals, then the Racine (for a street in Chicago) Cardinals, the Chicago Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Phoenix Cardinals, and, in 1994, the Arizona Cardinals. The team remains the oldest continuing operation in pro football."

So the Cardinals have been around 108 years, wow, and have won nothing? No super bowl appearences? Ok, from here on I L-O-V-E the Skins unconditionally!!!!!

That organization is natural born loosers. bring em' back to the division, please.

Posted by: SkinsRealist | October 2, 2007 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Also, sacks don't seem to make much of an impact on the Martz/Kitna passing game. In 3.5 games, Kitna is the most sacked QB (18) and has the most passing yards (1227).

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if it's already been talked about. Gibbs was on the Radio and said that they toyed with the idea of putting HB Blades in at Fullback and Sellers in at Halfback on goalline.

Posted by: Skinz | October 2, 2007 03:08 PM

Posted by: Skinz | October 2, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I agree w/ bigfish. Tirico said it best when he called The Receiver "Mostly Invisible."

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | October 2, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse

This day in NFL History, 1931

Joe Gibbs, coaching in his first NFL game, sits on a 3-0 lead with 4:05 to go in the first quarter and eventually loses 14-10.

Posted by: Steve Sabol | October 2, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Skinz,

Blades/Sellers combo sounds awesome... but it doesn't get me all tingly inside because a) it never happened b) we lost and c) as long as Gibbs is the coach, we'll never ever do anything but an occassional HB pass with CP or WR pass with ARE.

HA.. remember when the guy was afraid to go to the shotgun????????????? Good grief. Maybe next we can get him to go to a formation without Trash that doesn't sell the run??

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 2, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

From shuler.house.gov

As a student-athlete at Swain County High School, he set every passing record in school history while leading the Maroon Devils to three North Carolina state championships and being named North Carolina High School Player of the year.

From Swain County it was a short trip over the Great Smoky Mountains to the University of Tennessee. While at UT Congressman Shuler set numerous passing records, was selected to multiple All-America teams, was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, and was named NCAA Male Athlete of the Year. Congressman Shuler went on to play in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints, before an injury ended his career.

So it was an injury that ended his career? I always thought it was his SJKing poor play.

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | October 2, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

I believe he had an injured heel, don't know how it happened.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | October 2, 2007 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Duckett's numbers so far this season have been north of 3.5 yards per carry and north of 10 yards per reception.

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 03:03 PM

Duckett is out for the season on IR.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Can we get an update on the Receiver, The sweepstakes/pool?

I believe I am still in the lead.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 3:20 PM | Report abuse

actually what yall dont know is i had both my knees removed at halftime and i still played and would have gone in at the end if my number was called. you dont know what i go through man. playing with no knees aint easy

Posted by: CPort26 | October 2, 2007 3:21 PM | Report abuse

If you're a "30 Rock" fan (and there are a few of you up here)...

1. Season premiere on Thursday. Can't wait!
2. You MUST go to nbc.com and watch the "Ask Tina" videos.

God, I'm in love with that woman.

Remember, live every week like it's Shark Week.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Good injury updae. Thanks Jason for the info!

Posted by: NEskinsfan | October 2, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Must be nice to be verbally harrassed at work and come out of it with 11.6 million and never have to work again.

Posted by: Isiah Thomas | October 2, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

P Diddy, in what categories is The Receiver leading the league?

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | October 2, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Any given Sunday has proven to be the mantra so far this season. I think I'll have a big glass of kool-aid and predict reciever, the has a breakout week if Moss is out.

Posted by: Forrest | October 2, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

The last player to play with no knees was Johnny NoKnees, a little known Native American player for the Pottsville Maroons. He played three ways: offense, defense, and hot dog vendor. True story. Would I lie to you?

Have we covered all our bases this week?

- Shouldn't we just cut Receiver, The?
- Can we trade Betts to Tampa Bay?
- Betts is better than Portis
- Portis is better than Betts
- Priest Holmes would make a fantastic third receiver
- St. Joe should be fired
- "Mr." Snyder should be bought out
- SJK SJK SJK!

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Receiver, The leads the league in fewest catches. Hey, it's a category. Sorta. :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

HOLY COW!!!

Posted by: Mike Patrick | October 2, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I'd let Isiah harrass me for free...

I told you all about the 20,000 women, but failed to mention the 257 dudes.

Posted by: Wilt Chamberlin | October 2, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Tim Finnegan lived in Walkin Street,
A gentle Irish man mighty odd
He had a brogue both rich and sweet,
An' to rise in the world he carried a hod
Now you see he'd a sort of a tipplers way
with a love of the liquor poor Tim was born
And to help him on his way each day,
he'd a drop of the craythur every morn

Chorus:
Whack fol the dah do now dance with your partner
round the floor your trotters shake
Isn't it the truth I tell you,
lots of fun at Finnegan's Wake

One morning Tim felt rather full,
his head felt heavy which made him shake
He fell off his ladder and he broke his skull,
so they carried him home his corpse to wake
They wrapped him up in a nice clean sheet,
and laid him out there upon the bed
with a bottle of whiskey at his feet
and a barrel of porter at his head

Chorus


They all assembled at the wake,
and missus Widow Finnegan called for lunch
First she laid out tea and cake,
then pipes and tobacco and whiskey punch
Then Biddy Maloney began to cry,
"Such a lovely corpse, did you ever see,
Arah Tim mo chrio why did you die?",
"Shut up out of that ?" said Biddy McGee

Chorus

Then Jenny O'Hara ook up the job,
"Arah Biddy" says she "you're wrong, I'm sure"
Biddy gave her a clatter upon the gob
and sent her sprawling on the floor
Twas then the war did soon engage,
it was woman to woman and man to man
Shillelagh law did all engage
and a row and a ruction soon began

Chorus

Then Mickey Maloney raised up his head
when a naggin of whiskey flew at him
It missed, and landed upon the bed,
the whiskey splattered over poor oul Tim
Be dad he revives now see him rise
Tim Finnegans rising up in the bed
Cryin throwing whiskey around me place
T'underin' Jaysus, do ye think I'm dead?"

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JonTPK126 | October 2, 2007 3:33 PM | Report abuse

P diddy, can't wait for Thursday...hour Office AND 30 rock premiere...although sorta waiting to get Sienfeld appearance behind us....

My funny/smart woman threesome fantasy is Tina Fey and Maya Rudolf...Yowser

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Wow, that SI cover is so tacky and horrible. Ugh.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Diddy,

After you raved about Heroes, I watched in online last summer. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I am enjoying the new season so far.

Thanks

Posted by: Mark (in 21132) | October 2, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Just so we can put an end to the insensitive part of the Isiah Thomas episode...

There is no excuse whatsoever for sexual harassment in the workplace. And, further, an employer who is aware of such harassment and chooses to ignore it is, as the courts have established for years and also today, as legally liable as the harasser. The jury has found Thomas guilty, and both he and Dolan should be ashamed of themselves...and forced to write a big, fat check.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Is that a pub!c hair on your soda can?

I got that one from my man, Clarence...

Posted by: Isiah Thomas | October 2, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

When are the Redskins going to realize that all these punks from THE U are just lazy bums. All I hear is hype, with nothing to back it up. Santana Moss has 2 good catches from Brunell to beat the Cowboys, and been about as good as Darnarian McCants since then. Clinton Portis first carry against the Bucs was game breaking, since then he has been heart breaking. I think those hoodlums stole Sean Taylors manhood when they stole his ATV's, because he sure has been a sissy since then. And now Rocky McIntosh is learning how easy it is to be an overhyped player from THE U in Danny Snyders house and get paid for producing nothing.

Posted by: Realist | October 2, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Heroes isn't exactly epic television, it's not great television, and when it ends its run (probably when they run out of original stories 2 seasons from now), it won't get the "Cheers" or "Seinfeld" sendoff.

But it sure is fun television, and sometimes sitting in front of the idiot box and watching something that is just plain entertaining is all you really need. I have the same "dumb but fun" affection for the new show, "Journeyman".

Now, "30 Rock" is not only funny, but intelligent funny. Alec Baldwin's character is beyond brilliant.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Love the SI cover. Lombardi looks like a coach, man. Pants all hiked up, polo shirt tucked in. He just looks the part.

Unlike Belicheck who is just a poorly dressed cheater.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 2, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Okay, maybe I can see the "CP is lazy" argument. I don't agree with it, but I can at least see where the argument comes from.

But Santana? Evidence please. Rocky is in his second year and doing great, I think, Again, evidence of laziness, please.

And The Reaper? Yeah, he makes some dumb plays, but he seems to be out there flying around all the time. Maybe the dumb plays are evidence of lazy preparation, I wouldn't know enough to say. But on the field he does not appear to be lazy in the slightest.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Heroes is good. Can't get into Chuck. Dexter is my new favorite show on TV. The Wire is great as well.

Posted by: Skinz | October 2, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel | October 2, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

I basically agree Diddy about Heroes, although will give a bit more credit to the "good television" level..

But the first two episodes have been sub-parb in my (comic) book.

The Hiro in old Japan story is ridiculous. I almost feel as if the writers only mapped out one season, and now are scrambling a bit...sophmore slump?

I still love watching it though...

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

I get the "I should know better than to waste my time with this nonsense" feeling when I watch Journeyman. But watch it, I do.

Need to catch up on Heroes tonight. Unlike Lost, that show started strong last season and ended with a whimper. It needs to re-capture the magic.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 2, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted on NFL.com...

October 2, 1983 -- Art Monk, the first NFL receiver to eclipse 900 receptions, begins his streak of 183 consecutive games with at least one catch.

Posted by: This Date in NFL History | October 2, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

2 1/2 Men & My Name is Earl. Two other intelligent, well written, funny comedies.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Realist,

This may be shocking, but I'm going to have to disagree with you there.

Santana has been a pro bowl reciever since he joined this team. He even set the franchise record for receiving yards in a season his first year. Yes, he has been hurt off and on, but the Skins knew he was injury prone before the did the sign/trade.

CP has also been a stud, and like Moss, set the single season rushing record in '05. He has also been injured but plays balls out every play he's in the game. I frequently mention the CP for Bailey/2nd round pick trade, but that isn't his fault the organization made an awful move and gave him money to run the football. It's also not his fault we never really had the offensive line or system in place that Denver did.

Rocky Mac is going to be a beast at LB.

Sean Taylor has underachieved, in my honest opinion, but he is still a pro bowl safety.

Who else am I missing from the current roster?

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 2, 2007 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Is "Realist" redefining the term to mean "moron"?

Sometimes people up here pick the most ridiculous targets to bash.....

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Office premiere was last week.

Posted by: missed it | October 2, 2007 3:54 PM | Report abuse

missed it,

the first 10-15 minutes of the office was laugh outloud hilarious. the last 45 minutes kind of dragged for me. I think that show is better at a 1/2 hour.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 2, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, the office is pretty funny. It still doesn't come close to the BBC version though. The BBC version either had me averting my eyes being so embarrassed for the boss character or laughing out loud.

If you liked the BBC version rent "Yes Minister"

Disclaimer: I love english humor.

Posted by: Skinz | October 2, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

thanks -- i agree. i was pointing it out to "Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 03:34 PM" who can't wait for the office and 30 rock premieres on thursday.

chris, you might want to go to nbc.com for the episode

Posted by: missed it | October 2, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

If you ever have a 6th grader and they ask who wants to go help on a field trip... unless its to Hooters, for the love of Joe Gibbs decline!!!

I'm done. See you guys later.

F field trips

Posted by: Dorf | October 2, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Where was the field trip?

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Honolulu, Hawaii: Can anyone explain to me why the Redskins did not pick up Brady Quinn in the NFL draft. They had the 6th pick. Quinn is a future Hall of Fame quarterback. The 'Skins haven't had a good quarterback in years. When Gibbs won Super Bowls, he had very good quarterbacks. I was a rabid Redskins fan for 50 years, but I am now disgusted with them. I think Joe Gibbs has lost it and should leave. To pass on Brady Quinn is unthinkable. They need a great quarterback most of all.

Mark Maske: The Redskins have a very good young quarterback in Jason Campbell. You don't need two of them.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

So the last thread had 3 musical references showing our diverse tastes.

C&C Music Factory
Tom Petty
Meatloaf

Also I have Robert Palmer's song "Simply Irrestible" going through my head except instead of the simply irresitible I'm singing "Mostly Invisible" . . .anyone want to flesh out the lyrics for us?

Posted by: sfskin | October 2, 2007 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Heroes totally rocks! I agree though first two episdoes a little flat.

I'm also watching Journeyman - why cause I dig the dude from Rome.

Also saw Aliens in America last night and it was actually pretty funny.

Posted by: sfskin | October 2, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

So the Geico Caveman show premier is tonight. We may finally find out if a show can actually be a premier and a finale at the same time.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 2, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

She's so fine, there's no telling where the money went????????

I'm a huge 80's fanatic, don't even get me started.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 2, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Missed it:

I know the Office premier was last week, but the first 4 episodes are an hour, and that bundled with 30 Rock peremeier was what I was talking about..


I know MY TV PEOPLE!!!!

Skinz: I like the Brittish Office too...but I am not as keen on Brit humor...I prefer USA office, but I agree that on some universsal scale the Brit one is "better"

Now the brittish versions of Coupling and Ab Fab (see Cybil for US version) were better than American counterparts...

I told you I know TV!


And if your not watching Mad Men on AMC...shame...

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs dishonesty is laughable. Who does he think he's fooling with his cliche-filled pressers.

It's becoming unwatchable.

Posted by: GAD | October 2, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I just found some Lost spoilers on this vastness we call the internets. Any Lost fans out there want to know, or am I the last one still hooked?

Posted by: 4-12 | October 2, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Still love lost, dont want any spoilers!

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

CL,

I'm not sure which you saw first. POOP actually rented them and I watched them and when the first Amer. Office came out they tried to copy the same episodes.

The American Office finally realized it didn't translate and went off on its own and has gotten much better by doing so.

Posted by: Skinz | October 2, 2007 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Gotcha cL. Hopefully I'll forget what I just read by the time it starts up in February. F'in february until it comes back! Sheesh.

BTW, thanks for doing the RI blog wiki, Cl. It's awesome.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 2, 2007 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Heroes is great.
Easily my favorite show on TV.
the season premier was less than I was expecting; however, I thought last nights episode was good.
My other favs include:
The Office
My Name is Earl
BSG
Jericho
Smallville (really good season premier)

I sure hope that Reche and Keenan can pick up some of the slack in our passing game this weekend.

Posted by: jonnie5 | October 2, 2007 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Getting upset about what NFL coaches say/lie in pressers is past stupid and heading into mentally challenged....who cares?!?!?!?! Its there job to NOT give information out...Try watching the news if you feel the need to get outraged...that Bush bimbette Patrino's says 100 things more upsetting daily at the white house...

And who is watching Gibbs pressers to begin with...thats why we have journalists to go, cover and flesh out stories?!?!? There not supposed to be high on entertainment value. What should Gibbs hire Bruce Valanch to start writing the pressers?!?!

Gawd we need a game to dissect around here...

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 4:25 PM | Report abuse

bigfish, didn't see that Duckett was out. Looks like he's out for the game, though not yet for the season. Still, even if the D has more sacks this game than it does all season -- it may well have as many as or more this game than it has thus far -- the Lions' deep threat is deep ... and threatening. As a fan of the lust for mayhem, I love the aggressiveness of the Skins' secondary ... its the actual pass coverage that worries me. Just like trying to beat Brady or the Forehead in Indy, Saunders needs to keep the Lions' offense off the field. Short yardage first downs. Do I fret like a mouse in a python tank? Yes, but why should this game be any different? Truthfully, of the teams on the schedule this year, the only teams that would make me less than horrified are Chicago, NY Jets, and Buffalo ... and I'm not even so sure about them b/c every one of those teams is making the kind of mid-season adjustments that the Skins don't seem like they feel the need to make.

Right now, I'd trade any corner, other than Springs, for DeAngelo Hall (who I believe is looking to get traded after getting beat up by his teammates).

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Shuler definitely was a heel.

He also had a problem with his foot.

Posted by: CW | October 2, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Any chance some of Receiver, The's teammates will beat him up?

Posted by: 4-12 | October 2, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

sween - You wouldn't trade Springs for Hall? You get someone waaayy younger and better IMO.

I'll find a link for the Duckett thing. Not that it's going to change the world. But he's on IR just like Jansen. I assume that means done for the year.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

My problem w/ Heroes, Lost et al is the same problem I had w/ X-Files after the 1st two seasons:

The shows aren't about anything and they don't go anywhere. All plot, no story.

The writers even admit this, the only reason they are writing is because people are watching. There is a great show I think Sunday or Sat. mornings where writers are featured. Srry, can't think of the name... But the Lost writers were on and they were completely shocked it got picked up. The stated there was no story and they write every week as they go.

I'm all for quality production, but to me that includes more than just decent acting , filming and effects. Gimme content! Real Content.

So I'm down w/ Law&Order CI - the whole shebang!

Posted by: Dik | October 2, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Lost fans,

I tried watching Chcuk and it's not good. He does mention in his rant that Oceanic Flight 815 was shot down by something underground.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey! What in the SJK has happened to Periculum? He disappeared suddenly and has not returned. Did he hitchhike to Kansas City to negotiate with the Chiefs for the rights to Priest Holmes? Did he turn into the "not" guy? (My money is still on 4-12 as the "not" guy.)

So where is Periculum? Where, where, where?

Posted by: CW | October 2, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

"And if your not watching Mad Men on AMC...shame..."
Your credibility as a TV critic takes a dive on that one. That show is awful.

Posted by: Tom S | October 2, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Anyone catch Clinton on the John Thompson show today?? Could they recap for the out of towners?

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | October 2, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

There are conflicting reports out there and the Lions website doesn't have a detailed depth chart like the Redskins site. Here's the one that has him on IR but there are others that say he is just injured and might come back.

http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/teams/roster/DET

Either way he's had 3 carries for 4 yards this year so he shouldn't be a factor even if he does play.

We can only hope that Calvin Johnson stays injured for one more week.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 4:43 PM | Report abuse

bigfish, re: Springs, its mostly that he's the biggest, hardest hitting CB on the roster AND he's shown up so far this season. I feel I can trust Springs tons more than Rogers. Rogers is getting better, don't get me wrong, but not yet first round better (much less first round good enough). The Falcons say they have no intention of releasing Hall, but I presume they would want a replacement starting CB.

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 4:43 PM | Report abuse

really,? 4-12? I was thinkin' 'not' is the Dallas fan, Sign Chris Cooley AND Bethesdayboy.

hmmmm.

Posted by: Dik | October 2, 2007 4:44 PM | Report abuse

No love for Jimmie Smitz out there? Anyone watch Cane last week? I thought it was pretty good and will be tuning in again tonight.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Uh - Jimmy Smits that is

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't it Diddy or Zebra that already admitted to being the "not" guy?

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 4:48 PM | Report abuse

It was to a local stream in the Shenandoah Valley (a part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed) and it was a science related field trip about water quality, flora/fauna, the environment...

Trying to tell 21 6th graders to stay out of the water and leave the crayfish alone is like herding cats.

Why couldn't we go to the Coors Brewery in Elkton?

*Redskins

Posted by: Dorf on Field Trips | October 2, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Yeah - I don't see them moving Hall before the end of the season either and they will probably want a CB to replace him. I'd give them any of our corners at the end of the year unless Double Move has a breakout season by then. Like I mentioned yesterday, I'm just scared to think of what kind of contract Danny would throw at him.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Dorf, sounds like a lost cause fo sho.

Posted by: Dik | October 2, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Boonell and Lloyd for Hall!!

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

bigfish, agreed that Duckett won't be a threat this weekend ... because he's out (duh, sween). The three carries for four yards wasn't my point (I don't think ... too lazy to check), its his three receptions for 39 yards. With a pass crazy offense and healthy Tatum Bell (only 40 carries in 4 weeks, but averaging 4.2 ypc), it makes sense that Duckett wouldn't get carries. I think I was thinking he had game in the preseason.

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Dorf - I feel ya on the field trip. Try telling any group of kids on any field trip to stop doing anything.

It's like telling a guy at a Vegas strip club,who just got out of jail after 20 years, to not oggle and touch the girls.

Yeah right!

Posted by: sfskin | October 2, 2007 4:59 PM | Report abuse

It's like telling The Mostly Invisible Receiver to catch a crossing pattern and run.

Posted by: sfskin | October 2, 2007 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Norv could turn Lloyd into a top-notch receiver. (After all - look what he did for Westbrook.) Besides, San Diego needs receivers worse than the Skins. Vinny should be making the call.

Posted by: CW | October 2, 2007 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Tom S: Whateves my man I guess me and the rest of the TV critics & writers will just have agree that its the best new show this year and you won't...

Dik (and Tom S) I couldn't disagree with you more on your TV take, and I hate CSI/Law and order type shows...but hey different strokes, in the end its just comes down to your tastes...

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of Norv, what's the under/over for number of games the Chargers lose before Norv gets himself fired?

Posted by: CW | October 2, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure what he did during the preseason but you're right about the catches. On the other Tatum Bell and Kevin Jones have no receptions on the year. I'm not too concerned with the Lions RB's. It's the receivers vs our DB's that can make or break us. (Captain Obvious)

***2005 Steelers***

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 5:04 PM | Report abuse

okay I'm
back to being mad about portis not being in on the last plays

Posted by: dealer | October 2, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone notice the picture today in Jasno's story about the McCardell signing? I THINK its a picture of Rogers picking off a pass intended for McCardell (San Diego game, 2005?). Which would be MORE ironic ... the part about McCardell not making the catch ... or Rogers actually hanging onto a pick?

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 5:09 PM | Report abuse

What happens first?

Norv gets fired

Lloyd catches a pass

Thrash catches a pass

The Pats lose

Emmitt Smith gets fired

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I am on record as anti-thrash but my vote goes to:

Thrash catches a pass

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 5:10 PM | Report abuse

The Cubs win the world series

Posted by: Dorf | October 2, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

CL - How dare ye.

I'm on record for Lloyd catching a pass and it will happen this Sunday.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Hahahaha classic Dorf, and you may be right!

By the way Dorf, you know that wasnt me bashin you a few threads back right?

Also I love field trips b/c as a museum educator thats when I get to teach!

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 5:13 PM | Report abuse

More from Jasno's article today:

"Portis has been far more productive than backup Ladell Betts at this point, averaging 4.7 yards per carry with three touchdowns while Betts is averaging 2.7 yards per carry with no scores."

Compared to this quote from Beavis in the B & B movie:

"Dammit! This always happens! I think I'm gonna score, and then I never score! It's not fair! We traveled um, a mil- a hundred miles, just because we thought we were gonna score! But now it's not gonna happen! Dammit!"

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

LMGO!

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

re: LH's 4:09 post I had no idea lh was from Honolul


Posted by: dealer | October 2, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

I don't know why I just did this but I did.

So 2004-2006 (48 games)

Skins have 17 games where we score more than 20 points. Of those, 8 where we scored more than 30. So in 65% of our games we are scoring under 20 points. We won 43% of our games.

In 2003 we had 9 games where we scored more than 20 points and 8 of those were more than 30.

2004-2006 - our QB passed for more yards than the other team in 18/48 games or 37% of the time. (FYI MB was lead passer in only 9/18 others were JC and Ramsey)

I don't know what all of this means. But I'll tell you what that 2004 season was so very very very sad. Worse than 2006 I think.

I know I just turned your smile upside down.

Posted by: sfskin | October 2, 2007 5:22 PM | Report abuse

"Lies, dammn lies and statistics."

Still the cracking the 20 point mark seems like a Sisyphean task for us. It's the albatross around our neck. Our Achilles heel if you will and all other kinds of literary references.

Posted by: sfskin | October 2, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

just means skins don't havent had a qb

Posted by: dealer | October 2, 2007 5:28 PM | Report abuse

One more thing before I stop my gloomy gussage ... and its about this business of the Lions never beating the Skins in their 20 visits to DC.

In two of their three wins this season, the Lions broke a 10 game home losing streak to Minnesota, and a 6 game losing streak to Chicago. I'm just saying that the Skins need to break the Lions' streak-breaking streak ... and that some of my interior clothing is going to be streaked before this game is over.

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Pretty funny dealer. I like BQuinn but that wasn't me at 4:09. I am not old enough to have been a fan for 50 years.

On Isaiah Thomas and MSG: I love it when people lose a trial and say they are going to be vindicated on appeal. Unless the judge screwed up, that verdict, especially the liability finding, is not going to be disturbed. So get that check book out Mr. Dolan and write that lady a check.

Posted by: LH | October 2, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Any chance the Saints (w/o McAllister) can stop their death slide at home against the Panthers (w/o Delhomme)?

For the life of me I still can't figure out why the Saints have been sucking so badly. Losing to Indy in the opener? Could that be enough to ruin a season? Buccs and Titans are competitive, but that's no reason for the Saints to stop playing football.

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Chris Mortenson said that Pete Carroll is going to be the next Chargers coach if they will allow him to be GM also.

Emmitt was a great back, but I think he's worse than Michael Irvin as an announcer. And Irvin was terrible. Emmitt's awful and gets my vote.

Posted by: cosmofla | October 2, 2007 5:50 PM | Report abuse

I know we're straight CL - you're above that petty blog fighting... or are you?

I was with the 8th grade the last two years and we did some amazing field trips to DC. That's good stuff. 6th graders are just too needy and you can't take your eyes off them for a second... it didn't help that I forgot one of my kid's behavior related medication back at school. Good grief.

My buddy is a cubs fan... he's on cloud 9. Sorta like we were back in 2005 for the Skins. Didn't we set a record for most futile offense in a victory?

Posted by: Dorf | October 2, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Keyshawn is horrible too. He was trying to name four teams last night. He got through the first two okay, then said St. Louis Cardinals, and completely blanked out on the fourth. Then he said something like "well I messed that up".

Posted by: SMACK | October 2, 2007 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Whoever it was that called out COUPLING -- the Brit TV series -- YES!!!! As good as any TV series ever.

As for the Skins, Gibbs needs to let Campbell throw 20+ passes in the first half against Detroit. Campbell needs to throw enough to learn. He needs to get in synch at the NFL level and you only get there by experience. 15 throws at desperation time doesn't do it.

Game management is secondary ... especially since the coaches are the real game managers. Power running game comes later. Right now, Campbell needs to become a better passer. And he will only get there by throwing and throwing more. So let him do it. NOW. And after the Skins win, check out the BBC Coupling ...

Posted by: AL | October 2, 2007 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Forget about BLloyd - Brandon Jacobs just got cut by the 49ers - bring 'em back!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Taylor Jacobs?

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Trying to start another pool here. What happens first?

Norv gets fired

Lloyd catches a pass - Bigfish

Thrash catches a pass - Chris Larry

The Pats lose

Emmitt Smith gets fired - cosmofla

Cubs win the World Series - Dorf

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Put me down for Joe Gibbs actually watches a decisive field goal.

or

Caveman gets yanked.

Posted by: SMACK | October 2, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

oops - Taylor Jacobs not Brandon
I'm getting my crappy overrated receivers mixed up

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Just dropped by to give myself some blog props.

I said this on the 23rd:

"Just finally worked up the gumption to post some analysis.

1. CP looked a bit slow to me. I think the knee is still an issue.

etc..."

So, if I can actually learn to "toot my own horn" I may never leave the house.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 2, 2007 6:25 PM | Report abuse

No more write ins Smack.

LB - According to Bubba it's not the tendonitis but we never know what's true up here.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Anon will take Jerry Jones gets another face lift.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 6:34 PM | Report abuse

>>> "Wasn't it Diddy or Zebra that already admitted to being the "not" guy?"

I am definitely NOT the "not" guy. I have nowhere near the wit or the time to have taken on those duties.

Caveman looks like the worst TV series ever, though GEICO is giving me a much better rate than Allstate right now...

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Rhetorical question: can you really take a superhero seriously if his tagline is "Flame on!"?

I mean, I LOVE The Human Torch as a character, but "Flame On!?"

Grammatical question...which one is correct:

- "Flame On!"?
- "Flame On!?"

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 6:46 PM | Report abuse

San Francisco taxpayers may pay for a billion dollar football stadium in Golden Gate Park before Receiver, The catches a pass.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 6:47 PM | Report abuse

>>> "So, if I can actually learn to "toot my own horn" I may never leave the house."

LMGO!

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 6:48 PM | Report abuse

The correct usage would be "Flame On!"?

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for accusing you of being the "not" guy Diddy. I'm too lazy to look back but one of the regulars admitted to it a while back.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

I only recently discovered that the period should be placed inside the parenthesis:

(Clinton Portis is a stud.)

I always used to put it outside.

As my mom always said: "Good gramar is not optional. Either you sound and act educated, or you sound like a moron." Not that I'm accusing our beloved benefactor of anything, mind you :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Other than the Lions game the Eagles have scored one TD on offense. I hope that's a good sign of things to come for our O. Time to pop the top on the Soup.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

I thought we threw "gramar", spelling, phonics, etc. out the window a long time ago.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 7:30 PM | Report abuse

We did, bigfish. We did. A little bit of me dies everytime I see a Jasno post :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Emmit Smith is terrible!!!!!! I'm not saying that just because he's a cowbich. Just because you're the all time leading rusher and you win dancing with the stars doesn't mean you can be an analyst for ESPN.

Posted by: sicwidit | October 2, 2007 7:53 PM | Report abuse

"Thrash catches a pass - Chris Larry"

Put me down for this, this Sunday. :)

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | October 2, 2007 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Consider it done Ray.

Norv gets fired

Lloyd catches a pass - Bigfish

Thrash catches a pass - Chris Larry, Ray

The Pats lose

Emmitt Smith gets fired - cosmofla

Cubs win the World Series - Dorf

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Just to clarify, Sean Taylor did not bruise his knee during the Giant's game. He did it afterward while deflecting a doomsday asteroid on a collision course with the Earth.

The cosmos later apologized in the form of a fruit basket and Full House season 3 on DVD.

Posted by: etrod | October 2, 2007 9:05 PM | Report abuse

WRs are out doing extra, QB's throwing extra passes and let's get this straight, "The Receiver" is not out there?

Who do you think you are, Brandon?
Talk about a team cancer?

Now w/ Moss out probably for Sunday, the Receiver is going to be given another chance?
Play Caldwell, Thrash, McCardell, ARE

Posted by: Redskin Ray | October 2, 2007 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Folks, man, do I wish Mike Espy had not been injured during pre-season. I'd gladly have Mike on the roster and cut Lloyd!

Espy would play hard on special teams too!

Posted by: Redskin Ray | October 2, 2007 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else like me,
I always wondered why we cut Darnerian McCants?

He had size, made plays, but I guess over time the rest of the league did not believe in him either.

Was their an attitude problem or something like that?

Thanks

Posted by: Redskin Ray | October 2, 2007 9:10 PM | Report abuse

I'll take "the Pats lose". I'll lose the pool, but I'll feel good about myself just the same.

Posted by: mmok | October 2, 2007 9:14 PM | Report abuse

FISH (that's shorthand for bigfish), I'll take Norv fired. I'd also like extra credit if they move the Chargers' LB coach into the job.

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Larry Bud, I don't want to be a dck! (who am I kiddin), but I went back to the thread called "Inactives" and saw your post at 11:03pm. Scroll up to 10:26pm.

Posted by: dcsween | October 2, 2007 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Yowsa. Did anybody see Weird Al on Comcast this evening? Strawberry Shortcake must have asked him a million questions about the receivers and he didn't mention Pretty Boy Lloyd until he was specifically asked about him. He even proposed scenarios where Ricochet and McCardell would play without mentioning dude. Receiver, The is truly in the doghouse. Apparently, he is Randle El's backup and the glass case surrounding him will only be broken in the even of the direst emergency.

I hope Santana heals soon. The thought of Trash starting in his place is making me nauseous. Ugh.

Posted by: JustMe | October 2, 2007 10:17 PM | Report abuse

yo as i called it last night, lemar out for year:


http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3046995

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 2, 2007 10:21 PM | Report abuse

I almost felt sorry for the Bengals last night. Their defense was .... not good. And that squabble between C. Johnson and C. Palmer on the sideline was really embarassing.

But their fans threw bean bags at my car so I don't care.

Posted by: mmok | October 2, 2007 10:25 PM | Report abuse

They tried to cornhole your car....

Posted by: Anonymous | October 2, 2007 10:48 PM | Report abuse

updated pool on which happens first.

Norv gets fired - dcsween. extra credit (ham sandwich) if they move the LB coach into the job.

Lloyd catches a pass - Bigfish

Thrash catches a pass - Chris Larry, Ray

The Pats lose - mmok

Emmitt Smith gets fired - cosmofla

Cubs win the World Series - Dorf

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 11:18 PM | Report abuse

please tell me a garden gnome is riding on this pool

Posted by: Dorf | October 2, 2007 11:29 PM | Report abuse

My entry - J3 posts to RI

Posted by: farstriker | October 2, 2007 11:32 PM | Report abuse

It's a ham sandwich Dorf. I'll FedEx it to whoever wins. An extra one for sween if he meets the criteria.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Sorry farstriker. No more room for write ins. That one may be too easy too accomplish anyway if Cin City gets her hands on it.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Ooooh, good one farstriker!

Posted by: P Diddy | October 2, 2007 11:35 PM | Report abuse

200th!

(Just so excited to hit one of these milestones)

Work sux

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | October 2, 2007 11:38 PM | Report abuse

I hate to keep pooing on this weekends game but at halftime it was 10-3 Bears. The final score was 37-27 Lions. Who thinks Gibbs would have called the plays to get us up to 27 or 37 from 10 in the 2nd half? I need to see some improvement in the playcalling this week or my Kool Aid is going to start getting sour.

***2005 Steelers***

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 11:44 PM | Report abuse

sorry - last post was because I am watching the Bears/Lions replay on NFLN right now.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 11:45 PM | Report abuse

From LaDeeDaFora's article of tomorrow, the paragraph most likely to take the wind out of my sails until Sunday:

The last four times the Redskins have held a halftime lead at home, they have lost all four games, dating from the season opener in 2006. They have lost six of the last eight games at home in which they held a halftime lead dating from November 2005. Washington went 47-3 with a halftime lead at RFK Stadium between 1981 and 1992; the Redskins are 9-7 at FedEx Field in those situations since 2004.

Body blow!

Posted by: Lurky boy | October 2, 2007 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Lurky - I just hope someone at the park is smart enought to realize this and it's not just us fans.

Posted by: bigfish | October 2, 2007 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Me, too, fishy. That stat sort of screams for a return to RFK...

Posted by: Lurky boy | October 3, 2007 12:08 AM | Report abuse

I think I'm going to skip Sunday's game for fear that if we lose to the Lions at home I will put a 9 iron through the boob tube. This one smells like trap game 2...I'm still coming to terms with our week 3 meltdown. Isn't this supposed to be the easy part of the schedule? wtf

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | October 3, 2007 12:18 AM | Report abuse

After reading the latest Post piece on blowing leads, I always come back to the not-so-conservative nature of Gibbs 1.0's best teams. 1983-84, 1987-88, 1991-92, those teams would COME AFTER YOU offensively. Recall back in 1983 how that team would always march down the field on the first series and SCORE A TOUCHDOWN. That team could get in shoot-outs and win. The '92 team was BLOWIN' FOOLS OUT each game! Didn't they put up 45-55 points on the Lions in the playoffs? Doug Williams did not win a Super Bowl MVP only handing the ball off to Tim Smith.

Those teams would put up points 1st, then pound you in the second half. Watching today's best offenses (Indianapolis, Patriots, Lions) these teams seek to SCORE points, spread you out, then pound you late. Gibbs 2.0's conservative nature will keep games close by not going for the jugular as he used to. I'm perplexed that he doesn't remember his history, unless I'm completely reading that history incorrectly. Al Saunders WAS the right idea; If the players are 'balking' then they need to find players who can play that style. Let's remember that Gibbs is from the DON CORYELL coaching tree; Let's hope that Gibbs remembers that history, too.

Posted by: adinasi | October 3, 2007 12:20 AM | Report abuse

bigfish...if we have learned anything from Gibbs 2.0 it's that he does not adapt well. At some point you have to play to win. Take a look at the Pats going for it on 4th last night and ending up with a TD. The space cowboy has to grow a pair. Last week's game confirmed the worst for me...he still doesn't know wtf he's doing re: playcalling, clock management. When was the last time this team ran a successful 2 min offense? Please don't tell me before the half at Philly...2 false starts and Campbell making a great play does not equal good 2 min coaching.

I just don't get how coaches can go to a new team and kick ass right out of the gate while we are stuck here year after year saying 'maybe this is the one'. It ain't happening with Gibbs at the helm. The guy is delusional. I hope he makes me eat my words but that's how I see it at this point.

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | October 3, 2007 12:27 AM | Report abuse

We were 'very conservative' with the lead in 1.0. Except 91-92 when teams would stack the line and Rip would go deep. We also ran the same plays from different formations.

If we are going to live in the past let us at least have a good memory.


Jla you already wrote this story last week.

The reason we are losing is we do not have a dominant O line through 16 games. Limited weapons on office and shaking QB play. I do not blame Gibbs 2.0 for the first two years because we had to rebuild that horrid team that Vinnie and the Ball coach produced.

Posted by: M&M | October 3, 2007 1:53 AM | Report abuse

The lions SUCK. The skins will beat them for sure.

Posted by: M&M | October 3, 2007 1:55 AM | Report abuse

Lloooooooooooooooyd will you save us!!!!!

Posted by: M&M | October 3, 2007 2:12 AM | Report abuse

No I don't feel like it.

Posted by: B Lloyd | October 3, 2007 3:38 AM | Report abuse

LaCan'tForget's latest article proves once again he's a poor excuse for a reporter. Someone at Redskin Park must have really hurt his feelings. Attacking Joe Gibbs ain't gonna make you a star, kid. Only talent will get you there and, well, that's gonna be a problem. Leading the league in blown half time leads? I'll take irrelevant stats for $100, Alex. Who leads the league since '04 in blown leads in the 4th quarter? Or the 2nd? Or blown leads in months ending in "y". Two out doubles after the 7th inning in August? (sorry, Mr. Baseball reference.). As usual, LaCan'tGetItRight tries to make a name for himself going after the big fish. Of course, he'll say he's just doing his job, that he has no ulterior motive whatsoever. Uh-huh. And the editorial page doesn't have a slight list to the left. I've said it before, I'll say it again: he's a Hall of Famer, kid. Those words will never be used in the same sentence as your name.

Posted by: Pete | October 3, 2007 4:02 AM | Report abuse

Bigfish;

I admitted to it, only in jest. I wanted to piss off the not 'not guy'... as I like 'not guy'... didnt work i think.

Posted by: Zebra | October 3, 2007 7:22 AM | Report abuse

I have said it before, Gibbs is much older now, more conservative than he was back in the day.

So afraid of making a mistake, he doesnt 'live'... kinda like the old lady going 40 mph on 495... just plain scared.

Not saying he is not an effective coach, just not aggressive as he used to be.

Posted by: Zebra | October 3, 2007 7:46 AM | Report abuse

BTW;

I dont think that is the same realist. He was telling people to get off CP's @ss earleir, and then bashing him and everyone else from the U?

The writing style is completely different. There are only a couple peeps on here who dont break their posts with Paragraphs. Jack is the only reg I can think of. A lot of non-regs do so as well (not boofer/fake boofer/troll, he at least uses breaks so we can read his idiocy easily).

Posted by: Zebra | October 3, 2007 7:59 AM | Report abuse

I SAY WE PUT MUSTARD ON IT!

Posted by: Ham Sandwich | October 3, 2007 8:02 AM | Report abuse

Question: should I blow off studying for a midterm and go to the Lions game this sunday or stay home and not study for the midterm in the comfort of my own living room?

Bears beat BattleStar Galactica

The Dorf abides on much coffee today

Posted by: Dorf | October 3, 2007 8:04 AM | Report abuse

M&M, the Skins didn't set a then NFL scoring record in 1983 (541 points) by being conservative.

I agree that Gibbs' teams (or any) always flourish when the O-Line is clicking, and in the 2nd half of the Giants game it was not. Philosophically I don't think in today's football you have to 'establish' a running game, but at least show you 'can' run it early so as to keep teams off-balance. Today's game means SCORING points 1st, then PROTECTING the clock with the running game. Actually Gibbs AND Walsh did this in the 80's-90's, just with different styles.

Posted by: adinasi | October 3, 2007 8:08 AM | Report abuse

M&M...

Although I appreciate your enthusiasm for both the awesomeness of the Redskins and the suckitude of the Lions... I have learned over the years that no win in guaranteed when dealing with the Redskins... especially home games.

sorry, as if Jasno wasn't negative enough up here.

Posted by: Dorf | October 3, 2007 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Silent reading is over

Back to work

Redskins*

Posted by: Dorf | October 3, 2007 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Pete: I disagree. I think Jasno's article was pretty enlightening. He backs up his articles with facts and doesn't resort to ad hominem attacks like you did to him with your post. Gibbs has been a dissapointment at best during his second watch. He returned for the money, but hey, who wouldn't? It just hasn't worked out. He's older, slower, and out-of-touch with today's NFL. Not much out-of-touch, but enough to make a difference between 11-5 and 5-11. Those blown halftime leads are key indicators of a team's psyche. Just like 3rd down conversion rates measure a team's response to adversity.

Posted by: Montana'Skins Fan | October 3, 2007 8:36 AM | Report abuse

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=262701

We are back to getting no respect. I like it.

Posted by: Skinz | October 3, 2007 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Does it really matter what the injuries are with the old and dysfunctional coaching staff the Redskins have put together?

Posted by: jr ewing | October 3, 2007 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Things are going just as many predicted - Portis missing time because of his knee. What we didn't expect was the bad play calling and terrible clock management by Gibbs and Saunders. Let's see if it was a wake up call as Gibbs said or wether it is the beginning of the first line of excuses we'll hear as the season turns.

Posted by: Keedrow | October 3, 2007 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Is a 'Power' ranking more reliable than a regular ranking? Does 'Power' somehow make the ranking more better (yes, more better)? ESPN has the Redskins (2-1) at #13 right behind the Lions (3-1) in their 'Power' ranking.

This weekend is match-up of two teams with something to prove... are the Lions legit contenders? Can the Redskins score more than 20 points? Are the Funky Four finished in Washington? Tune in this week to find out.

Posted by: Dorf | October 3, 2007 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Naysayers, Cowboy fans & manic depressives:

It's a long season & I'll see you in the playoffs - or at least competing for them in the last game or so.

I have no problem with scritinizing, but the conclusions you draw go too far.

10-6

Posted by: Dik | October 3, 2007 9:18 AM | Report abuse

scritinizing is not a word

Posted by: Anonymous | October 3, 2007 9:24 AM | Report abuse

the '83 Skins could not afford to be conservative because their defense was attrocious. The 87 team was not all that high scoring, folks just rememer the Superbowl. th '91 team relied heavily on the run and threw downfield 5-6 times per game. That season everything just worked. Kind of like Dallas this year (shudder)

Posted by: etrod | October 3, 2007 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Looks like they are calling for rain sunday.

Does that help us?

Antoehr question, we have turf and grass fields at redskins park. Do we practice on grass in the rain, or do they always move to the turf.

And if that is the case, why wouldnt we practice on grass in rainy conditions? Wouldnt it make sense to get a feel for that type of game?

Posted by: Zebra | October 3, 2007 9:31 AM | Report abuse

From PFT:

RUMORS FLY THAT REID IS ON HIS WAY OUT

After a tumultuous personal offseason involving legal troubles for two of his sons and a disappointing 1-3 start to the 2007 campaign, it should surprise no one that rumors are circulating that Eagles coach Andy Reid will step down after the season, if not sooner.

Posted by: WrongDog | October 3, 2007 9:32 AM | Report abuse

I hate to say it but I'd love to have the fat bastard here.

Posted by: Skinz | October 3, 2007 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Slip, Windsor, Cat's paw, Rolling hitch, Triple bowline.

Posted by: knot guy | October 3, 2007 9:43 AM | Report abuse

sween,

you will never be a dck in my book. A cck, maybe...

But damn your eyes anyway for being more prescient than me and for me not reading your posts carefully enough.

Although, I will quibble slightly. You said, "The Skins will never admit it, but Portis hurt his knee again near the end of the first half."

My thesis is that CP came into the game slower. There was a run in the first quarter, one that he actuall gained some good yardage on, wherein he had an opportunity to cut back and obviously couldn't get there. I turned to my long suffering wife and said, "he's playing hurt." She could have cared less of course, but she can get my back on the comment.

OK, maybe not. Not because I didn't say it, but because she wouldn't remember...

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 3, 2007 9:51 AM | Report abuse

If reid is on his way out I wouldnt mind seeing him here, the eagles didnt really have any sucess until he got there.

Posted by: SAK | October 3, 2007 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Knot theory is a mathematical analysis of different types of knots. In knot theory the ends of the rope are joined together to create a mathematical knot, this prevents the knot from being undone. Various mathematical techniques are then used to classify and distinguish knots, for example the Alexander polynomial can be use to distinguish the trefoil knot from the figure-of-eight knot and the unknot (a simple circle).

Posted by: did someone say knots? | October 3, 2007 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Zebra,

The grandma's pass me on the beltway UP HERE in the DC area. I might start to live in a bubble because I'm scared to live or do anything!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Joe Gibbs | October 3, 2007 10:26 AM | Report abuse

You forgot the ever famous balloon knot.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 3, 2007 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I'm not for taking a competing team's coach.

My most recent example is Saban at 'Bama! I mean, how can you take the coach of LSU at 'Bama!?!

Would you take Landry? Parcells? It's just wrong, maan. Even Norv made me queasy.

I know everyone likes to look at it professionally, but just like taking Deion - it just rubs me the wrong way.

I think you do best if you build the franchise and keep growing coaches that believe in the team & system.

Part of the problem with this team has been it's inability to STICK with something for more than a few seasons. Look at what bringing in Saunders did - we still have another two seasons before that change will bear fruit. And it totally screwed up Double G's D.

Posted by: Dik | October 3, 2007 10:27 AM | Report abuse

knot,

You forgot my favorite from scout camp: the sheepshank.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 3, 2007 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Then there's always the Clove Hitch, best tied with hemp rope.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 3, 2007 10:29 AM | Report abuse

The Redskins are not going 10-6...

A)5-11
B)6-10
C)7-9
D)8-8

Pick one

Posted by: Stop with the better than .500 Bullsiht Already! | October 3, 2007 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Skinz/SAK,

Sorry boys... I (not Andy Reid) will be the next head coach of the Washington Redskins when Coach Gibbs steps down to permanently live in a bubble. I even have a 374 billion dollar guarantee from Mr. Snyder in my contract.

HOORAY for me!

Posted by: Gregg Williams | October 3, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Russ Grimm has to be the next guy. Rick Rodriguez would work for me too, though

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 3, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Lar, you shanked sheep in Boyscouts?! egads!

I was in Cub Scouts for like 3 years - I only ever got to Bobcat and they GIVE you that when you get in.

I lay a little responsibility on my Denmaster as the only thing my Den ever won was the Can Drive - and we won that on all his Miller Light Tallboy cans!

Awesome.

Posted by: Dik | October 3, 2007 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Andy Reid will NEVER come to DC.

Dan Snyder meet Andy Reid.

Need I say more?

Posted by: SkinsRealist | October 3, 2007 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Larry Bud,

I'm really getting sick of this. I am the next head coach or Mr. Snyder pays me 7 gagillion dollars, OKAY???????

I know many of you probably wonder what I had to do to get that clause in my contract... let's just say it involved a balloon knot, a 9-iron, and a buffalo (not stuffed).

Posted by: Gregg Williams | October 3, 2007 10:34 AM | Report abuse

F Reid....dont want'em he don't want us!

Posted by: Chris Larry | October 3, 2007 10:36 AM | Report abuse

I am not the next head coach of the Washington Redskins, and here is why...

A. It makes too much sense
B. Dan Snyder has already driven away too many ex-players, ruining much the family atmosphere that once existed.
C. I don't play racquetball
D. I don't lower myself to the size of an ant just to collect a paycheck
E. The team sucks and will never be a legitimate contender under Mr. Napolean.

Any other questions?

Posted by: Russ Grimm | October 3, 2007 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Dik,

Deion Sanders was a mercenary anyway. Atlanta, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington, Baltimore. When someone is that great what are the odds they play for that many teams before thirty-five? Slim to none. But just the fact he sported a Cowboys uniform for 4 years gave me the idea that he was not a "Core Skin", but on the other hand besides Jansen and Davis, who really was at the time?

Posted by: SkinsRealist | October 3, 2007 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I might be restating the obvious, but NFC East is still wide open. Dallas (4-0) and Redskins (2-1) currently have two best records, but did you see who Giants (2-2) play the next four weeks? With Jets (1-3), Atlanta (1-3), SF (2-2 but who appears to have lost their starting QB for a year), and Miami (0-4), Giants should be 6-2 going into their bye week. Eagles (1-3) might be in trouble with all their injuries, but even they still have a shot at making the playoffs.

Posted by: M | October 3, 2007 10:41 AM | Report abuse

10-6

And if we get to 7 losses - I'll eat crow. In the meantime, shut the SJK up w/ your BullSJK.

If we do go 10-6 and/or make the playoffs - I'm going to post pics of you eating SJK of a fat whSJK's SJK.

from here on, I'm ITA.

I'm not down w/ Grilliams gettin' the Gig. I like Grimm. But I believe by the end of next year, we'll be asking Gibbs for an extension.

Posted by: Dik | October 3, 2007 10:43 AM | Report abuse

M,

I couldn't agree more. The Giants are in great shape and they owe it all to Gibby. He single-handedly gave the Giants their season back in the 2nd half two weeks ago. HOORAY Gibby! Maybe he just likes to keep the standings as close as he likes to keep the games?

"No blowouts allowed" - Joe Gibbs, '07, Boy Scout Troop 114 (aka the Washington Redskins)

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 3, 2007 10:46 AM | Report abuse

From the 10:41 post

"...but did you see who Giants (2-2) play the next four weeks? With Jets (1-3), Atlanta (1-3), SF (2-2 but who appears to have lost their starting QB for a year)..."


Alex Smith is not out for the year, but he may miss about a month

Posted by: Food for thought | October 3, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

You've got to love the luck of the draw for the Giants.

For starters, they get to play the Jets on the road in their home stadium.

Second, the game they play in London is also a "road game" against the awful Dolphins. Cough, only 16-13 in OT, cough.

Third, at the beginning of the year if you had to pick between our 3-game stretch and their 3-game stretch, you'd have to go with ours. But now, the Jets aren't as good, Atlanta has lost Vick, and SF has come back to earth and lost Smith for awhile... in our corner, the Lions are 3-1 with the number 1 offense in the NFC, Brett Favre looks like he's 25 again leading the Pack to 4-0, and Arizona is one missed fumble recovery away in the opener from being 3-1 (with an impressive win over Pitt last week).

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | October 3, 2007 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Dik,

I had to learn to shank seep and hitch cloves on my way to becoming an Eagle Scout. Yeah, that's right, incase you ahdn't already guessed, I'm an uber-nerd.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 3, 2007 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I should have called the coach of the Mountaineers by his proper name which is Rich not Rick.

I love his offense and I think it would work pretty well in the NFL with a few modifications.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 3, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Rich, Rick, Ricky, who cares? If hiss name isn't the Ol' Ball Coach I'm not interested.

At least we've been able to "return to glory" since his departure, right fans? 24-29 or whatever it is a return to glory under Joe Gibbs, right? Right????????

Posted by: Daniel Snyder | October 3, 2007 11:02 AM | Report abuse

still ITAing.

LB, some of the best drinkers I know were scouts! woo hoo!

I'm gettin PSYCHED for sunday!

Posted by: Dik | October 3, 2007 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Hey guys. Seems like a slow day 'up here'.

BTW, anyone mentions the Dolphins, I'll metaphorically thump them. They're dead to me - at least until Sunday.

Posted by: Redcoat | October 3, 2007 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Everyone getting their game face on for the Lions now? Should be a good game - both teams have plenty to prove.

Posted by: Redcoat | October 3, 2007 11:15 AM | Report abuse

It's not the size of the dolphin in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dolphin.

There's a dolphorism for you, Coat.

Posted by: SMACK | October 3, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

You still have Ray Finkle kicking for you guys down there in Miami?

Posted by: Detective Ventura | October 3, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

We have alot to prove this week, our offense needs to score, the lions def. is bad, and our def. has to keep them from passing all over us. If either one of those doesnt happen we lose, and if we lose this game I know its going to be a long season.

Posted by: SAK | October 3, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Very slow, RC - though some insight on a few things.

Fins was a tough watch - srry. I still think Green is the wrong guy there.

Ronnie B looked very good!

Posted by: Dik | October 3, 2007 11:24 AM | Report abuse

beep beep.... and he ain't hatin', he's just statin'......

Posted by: Anonymous | October 3, 2007 11:34 AM | Report abuse

new post..

Posted by: Anonymous | October 3, 2007 11:34 AM | Report abuse

From the 10:41 post

"...but did you see who Giants (2-2) play the next four weeks? With Jets (1-3), Atlanta (1-3), SF (2-2 but who appears to have lost their starting QB for a year)..."


Alex Smith is not out for the year, but he may miss about a month

Posted by: Food for thought | October 3, 2007 10:49 AM

Food for thought, I read an article this morning that Alex Smith could miss the whole season, but it's good to hear that his injury is less serious. In any event, even if he is to miss one month, he won't be able to help against Giants, right?

Posted by: M | October 3, 2007 12:40 PM | Report abuse

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