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Post-Super Bowl Blogging Break

In case you hadn't noticed already: with the 2008-09 NFL season in the books, the Redskins Insider is taking a bit of a break. Expect posts pretty much only when there's news to report over the next two weeks.

After that, of course, Jason, Cindy and the gang will be back in full swing, as the postseason gets rolling and the draft chatter also picks up.

Only 140 days (approximately) till 2009 camps open up ...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  February 2, 2009; 4:56 PM ET
 
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jlc is still a tubby little d-bag

Posted by: jonthefisherman | February 2, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Lol Jon. Thanks for all the great debate stirring posts over the season WaPo team. I really enjoyed being able to vent, discuss issues and contribute to the general Jibba Jabba.

I believe some threads were among the funniest things I've read all year. Leigh Torrence will live in infamy!!

I've even begun posting Leigh Torrence stories on other fully non-related blogs. It's AWESOME!!

Thanks ThRedskins & the RI Blog-o-spheroid

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 2, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

The blog has had a lot of highs and lows this year hasn't it. I think the Jasno Vinny/Larry war will live forever.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 2, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Sho Nuff, Alex.

Hey - guess whut! I'm movin' bak 2 DC end o' dis month.

I haven't figured out how to do it, yet, but I'm going to try to do some ShuttleLOUNGEing up there. I'll keep ya posted!

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 2, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

I think this blog has already had an extended vacation! Maybe Vinny can take a break from his radio show and do a couple of blogs. If not Vinny, maybe Leigh Torrence can do a guest blog.

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | February 2, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Not a big fan of the following: Bruce Smith making the Hall of Fame (esp. after pooping for the Skins); Troy Polamalu ripping off Mean Joe Greene; punching koalas; not having my own 3-D glasses; Dansby's roughing penalty against Ben Rothetc. giving that Ben's intentional non-grounding can and always should be considered a playground pass; and clowns and mimes.

Big fan of: The Boss' accidental nutjob; getting a safety on a holding penalty; and Mike Tomlin and Ken Whisenhut.

Posted by: dcsween | February 2, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

kick @$$ Dik

Posted by: alex35332 | February 2, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Ditto, sween. Except for the punching stuffed Koalas. I wanna do that too.

Sing it w/ me kiids: "Taaaake... these broken wiiiings... And learn to flyyyy again..."


(And I don't even like those investing baby spots usually...)

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 2, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

You know that in the back of Holmgreen's head he was thinking. "I get why Tony is here, but how did that other guy with the mustache get in the building?"

Posted by: alex35332 | February 2, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Give me something harder.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 2, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse
Do you have a cure for jealousy?

Posted by: frediefritz | February 2, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: frediefritz | February 2, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Harrison was game's MVP. 100 yard return + 3 drive killing holding penalties against the LT trying to block him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 2, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Do you have a cure for jealousy?

Posted by: frediefritz | February 2, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Do you care if its leagle? If not, 1 case of beer (your choice), and two women of ill fame.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 2, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Harrison would have been if he did not have that personal foul.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 2, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

we now know where Vinny will be on Sunday the 15th.

The Washington Nationals is conducting auditions for the 2009 GEICO Racing Presidents at Nationals Park on Sunday, Feb. 15. Registration takes place at 10 a.m. and auditions begin at 11 a.m. The team is seeking for energetic individuals, between 5-foot-7 and 6-foot-6 inches in height who can run from right field to home plate while wearing a 45-pound costume.

Candidates must also be available for at least 40 percent of Nationals home games. Individuals will be asked to run, dance and show their celebration skills during the audition.

This tryout is by invitation only and is not open to the public. Those interested in participating should e-mail a cover letter, resume and recent photo to entertainment@nationals.com by Monday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 2, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

............trifling.

Posted by: jmicrodoc | February 2, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Hrrison's PF had resulted in about an 11 inch penalty, 1/2 the distance on a ball downed at the 1. It had no bearing on anything. But some might have been afraid to vote MVP for someone who committed that penalty.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 2, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Leigh Torrance would have found a way to make an unsportsmanlike conduct call sportsmanlike. Have a great break you chubby d-bag JLC!!! LT29 forever!!!

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 2, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else noticed that Santonio Holmes right foot never touch the ground on the last *TD play

Posted by: pennstate1 | February 2, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Harrison was game's MVP. 100 yard return + 3 drive killing holding penalties against the LT trying to block him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 2, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

I would agree if he hadn't committed that punk move later in the game, when he tried to give a beat down to a Cardinals player on the field long after the play had ended. That right there, I'm sure, lost him any MVP consideration. It was bush league stuff.

Posted by: CDon | February 2, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else noticed that Santonio Holmes right foot never touch the ground on the last *TD play

Posted by: pennstate1 | February 2, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

You must have been watching a different game. The replay I saw showed both toes clearly on the ground.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 2, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else noticed that Santonio Holmes right foot never touch the ground on the last *TD play

Posted by: pennstate1 | February 2, 2009 7:45 PM

No. They showed that play a thousand times and his foot touched the ground every time.

That wasn`t the bad call. The bad call was on his celebration where he used the ball as a prop and wasn`t penalized 15 yards on the kickoff.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 2, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

"Expect posts pretty much only when there's news to report over the next two weeks." Two weeks, two numchucks, two numb nuttz. What's a poor guy to do?

Posted by: AntonChigurh | February 2, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Harrison was game's MVP. 100 yard return + 3 drive killing holding penalties against the LT trying to block him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 2, 2009 6:19 PM

Harrison, Roethlisberger, and Holmes each could have won MVP. Personally, I would have picked Roethlisberger, but I can`t argue against either of the other two. Or even Fitzgerald for that matter. Cards wouldn`t have been in the game at the end without him.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 2, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else noticed that Santonio Holmes right foot never touch the ground on the last *TD play

Posted by: pennstate1

Got a better observation, Mr. pennastate1.

The Big Ten is as overrated as a Tom Cruise movie.


Posted by: MistaMoe | February 2, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

++Did anyone else noticed that Santonio Holmes right foot never touch the ground on the last *TD play

Posted by: pennstate1 | February 2, 2009 7:45 PM++


Another Cardinal Fan who missed the play because thats' when local TV shifted to porn.

The rest of the country saw both feet touch.

Posted by: TheCork | February 2, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

When will a winner comes out of Arizona, I mean that both politically and etc........

Posted by: abxinc | February 2, 2009 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Another Cardinal Fan who missed the play because thats' when local TV shifted to porn.

The rest of the country saw both feet touch.

Posted by: TheCork | February 2, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

So many things wrong with this statement. Cardinal Fan, wtf!

Posted by: alex35332 | February 2, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

This is surprising. Everyone in Washington knows that today is the start of Daniel Snyder's regular season. All of our 2009 highlights will come between today and the draft.

Beginning with the draft and leading through Week 17 of next year... that's the Redskins' offseason.

Posted by: drischord | February 2, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Give me something harder.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 2, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

That's what she said.

I watched the replays for a while and whether his right foot touched the ground (I don't think it did either) was inconclusive so the ruling on the field stands.

I'm not sure what to do with myself till free agency starts. What channel has boxing? The one with the new weight class ... koala weight.

Posted by: dcsween | February 2, 2009 9:05 PM | Report abuse

When does free agency start anyway? Is there anything that happens between now and then? I mean other than an owners meeting and several NFL players getting arrested for something.

Posted by: dcsween | February 2, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

This is surprising. Everyone in Washington knows that today is the start of Daniel Snyder's regular season.

Posted by: drischord | February 2, 2009 9:04 PM

Today is also Groundhog Day. Uh-oh.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 2, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Is there anything that happens between now and then? I mean other than an owners meeting and several NFL players getting arrested for something.

Posted by: dcsween | February 2, 2009 9:08 PM

Two things: teams designate franchise and transitional players; Snyder leases another plane to get players here on the first night for the Big Plash.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 2, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone asked Ayatollah Goodell about the no-call on using the ball as a prop? Did the officials not see the incident? Seems if you're going to ride everyone's jock about it all year, it ought to be called in the biggest game of the year.

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 2, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

The game was great, but the reffing sucked. Just like all year. Time for full time refs with camps and training all off season. They really f up a lot of games. Especially when it seems like they travelled with the Stillers and kept there balls warm for 'em on the plane ride to Tampa. Still, good game. Zona can be proud.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 2, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

hmmm...Big 10 overrated? LaMar Woodley (Michigan), Larry Foote (Michigan) Santonio Holmes (Ohio St); these guys weren't spot players, either.

How low must we be if a Bill Bidwell team makes it to the Super Bowl? Didn't Dan Rooney recently say in an interview that you can't build teams by 'buying your way to a championship?' How Snyder makes money with this team may be a testament to the desperation of 'Skins fans. This team will be fortunate to be 9-7 next year; they need couple of 4-12 seasons for reality to bite the Snyderrato in the buttocks.

Posted by: pdfordiii | February 2, 2009 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Last offseason did not really seem like an "offseason" for us....considering Gibbs retired....the eternal search for a new head coach....the hiring of an "unexpected" head coach and the press that ensued.....Green and Monk being selected to the HOF and the Skins designated to play the HOF game after the induction. We had a lot going on....

Posted by: Lisa_R | February 2, 2009 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Offseason is my in-season. Now I can jibba jabba without any of that pesky football talk to interrupt me.

Posted by: Original_etrod | February 3, 2009 7:00 AM | Report abuse

Has anyone asked Ayatollah Goodell about the no-call on using the ball as a prop? Did the officials not see the incident? Seems if you're going to ride everyone's jock about it all year, it ought to be called in the biggest game of the year.

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 2, 2009 9:47 PM

In response to such inquiries, the Commissioner presented Santonio Holmes with the MVP trophy.

Franchise taggery. I'm guessing the Skins don't need to do that for anybody ... didn't they have to agree not to do that for DeAngelo Hall? I mean, its not like we could franchise tag Leigh Torrence out of New Orleans. [I'm picturing a tag party where The Owner and the EVP slap franchise tags on each other ... "You're the greatest!" "No, YOU'RE the greatest!"]

Meanwhile, I continue to monitor the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for news on Harvey Dahl (guard) holding out on re-signing ...

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2009 7:21 AM | Report abuse

"with the 2008-09 NFL season in the books, the Redskins Insider is taking a bit of a break."

SLACKERS!!!!!!

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | February 3, 2009 7:49 AM | Report abuse

I picture Franchise tag like something along the lines of TV tag. Dan tags Vinny and Vinny has 5 seconds to come up with a franchise name to get unfrozen. It's adorable.

Posted by: Original_etrod | February 3, 2009 7:52 AM | Report abuse

We're going to have to pick something to fight about.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | February 3, 2009 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Hamsters,
Please start writing your own blog posts so we can change it up regularly and please try not to write a standard analysis. If I have to read 40 guest blogs about letting go of Springs JT and Wash, then I will lose my S***!

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

This is surprising. Everyone in Washington knows that today is the start of Daniel Snyder's regular season. All of our 2009 highlights will come between today and the draft.

Beginning with the draft and leading through Week 17 of next year... that's the Redskins' offseason.

Posted by: drischord | February 2, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

spot on assessment........

Posted by: dadanimal | February 3, 2009 9:05 AM | Report abuse

So who else heard the Chris Bale rant out? Its awsome. I wish Zorn did that to Vinny.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Good News rumor for when we are watching the NFL next year, we may not have to deal with Jim Fassel!
---
UFLAccess contributor Fran Stuchbury reports this afternoon that Jim Fassel will be the first Coach of the Las Vegas entry into the United Football League. The news comes from what Stuchbury deems a reliable source and comes several weeks after Sports Illustrated's Peter King reported that Fassel was a likely choice for the UFL.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Please start writing your own blog posts so we can change it up regularly and please try not to write a standard analysis. If I have to read 40 guest blogs about letting go of Springs JT and Wash, then I will lose my S***!

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 8:59 AM


How do you square this post with your self-image that you posted yesterday: `I am what is called a Radically Moderate Socialist Libertarian. Somewhere between Ghandi, Nader and MLKJ` Neither your contents nor style sound much like these men.

Was it Gandhi or MLK who ordered people to post, told them what to write, and then threatened if they dont write what he wants, `I will lose my S***`? You sound more like Stalin.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Thats where I go closer to Ralph, stupid redundancy makes me mad. I did not say I am exactly identical to them just that in a political ideology chart they are also listed close to me.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 9:47 AM | Report abuse

I too have doubts that Holmes didn’t get both feet down on the last TD…..just doubts though. Replay was definitely inconclusive enough to not overturn the call. It just didn’t quite look right to me…….I guess we’ll never really know unless Greg Brady was on the sideline taking a picture of a cheerleader when the play happened.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 3, 2009 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Watch this replay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ijHpXrSgQQ go to 1 min 2 sec and you will see a ground level shot 100% sure both feet are in a good foot.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

"Get out of my SJKing frame. SJK SJKing amatuer"!

hahahahahaha. Batman indeed.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

DO you want me to F***ing go over to your F***ing lights and F***ing pull them down! Than get off the F***ing set!

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse

140 days and then some till some games, that means I got start doing stuff around the house, damn!!!

Posted by: gatsu | February 3, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse

So who wants to go to a DC Armor game for their football fix.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

alex#### = Radically Moderate Socialist Libertarian Koala Puncher

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

I guess we’ll never really know

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 3, 2009 9:50 AM

Look at the clip Alex posted. Its clear he had both feet down. But if you still don`t believe it, then what do you need to see so that you will really know?

What we will never really know is what would have happened if the refs penalized him for that bs celebration and the Steelers had to kick off from their 15. Still a long shot for the Cards, but then they did have Warner and Fitzgerald.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

I've got a couple of house projects going on right now. I'm redoing the stairs in the house, treads are getting resurfaced stained and poly'd, and risers are getting sanded and painted, new skirt board, new trim underneath the treads....probably in the spring gonna re-do the kitchen, which will involve losing a couple of walls in the down stairs and opening up a couple rooms....what say you?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Mike Phelps smokes weed?

Moe wonders how a swimmer does that underwater.

Does it burn better underwater?

And how did he beat the drug tests?

Since Mike Phelps smokes weed, the dreadlocked Jamacian swim team demands he join their team for the next Olympics or give up his medals.

"Don't worry," they said. "'Bout a ting."

Phelps will when the endorsement money runs out like a stash of the green stuff does after a jammin' house party.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 3, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

lmao, alex!

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

I've got a couple of house projects going on right now.....what say you?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 10:18 AM

If I understand this correctly, you`re inviting us to come over and help you? Speaking only for myself, I think you can count on Sween, Alex, RedDMV, Truth11, and maybe chRiS LarRy to show up and help. You ought to be able to finish in a few hours with that crew. Let me know how it turns out!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I can’t view youtube at work, but I did look around a bit and there are some Greg Brady-esque photos floating around showing that he had both feet down, so I am sold…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 3, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

come on over, I'll G-C the project, and pay people in bonus points. SWEET....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

"Watch this replay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ijHpXrSgQQ go to 1 min 2 sec and you will see a ground level shot 100% sure both feet are in a good foot."

Not the angle these guys have been talking about. The angle from the other endzone shows that his right foot gets caught up on top of his left heel. Way too close to overturn, but also too close to completely dismiss the thought that he only had 1 foot in. So many other factors played into the outcome though, I'm just saying what I saw.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 3, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I'll G-C the project, and pay people in bonus points.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 10:26 AM

Uh, Greg, if you`re paying bonus points you`re not going to attract top notch laborers like sween, Alex, etc. For bonus points you`ll end up with Cork, Skippy, and Periculum. Maybe Jasno. You might want to reconsider the bonus point approach.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 3, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

te, straight cash it is then.....and LOTS of it...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Bonus: wasn't #47 the same guy who suffered the assault and battery from Harrison? Haha, rough game.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 3, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

T_E, I think you get all the RI's together to build a house it ends up like a three stogies episode.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

alex##### = MLKJr.

" ... I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character ... and how well they punch a koala ...."

alex##### = Gandhi

"Hate the sin, love the sinner, punch the koala."

alex#### = Nader

"Let's not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore. Our support comes from a lot of people ... and from punching koalas."

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Hey guys! I need to tap y'all as a resource here.

Me & tha missus will be moving up to DC later this month & need to get a rental quick.

She'll be working in Columbia & I'll be job searching once Im' up there...

Any ideas on nice cheap neighborhoods on the NE side of the district in or outside the loop?

Thank you for your help!!

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

T_E, I think you get all the RI's together to build a house it ends up like a three stogies episode.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 10:36 AM

Three stogies? We`re smoking cigars?

It`s possible, but I don`t think it would happen in beantown`s house with beantown supervising. Maybe your house or mine with you or me supervising, but not beantown`s.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

140 days and then some till some games, that means I got start doing stuff around the house, damn!!!

Posted by: gatsu | February 3, 2009 10:00 AM

Gatsu, I get your jibba-jabba about 're-connecting' and bonding with the world and our love ones.

I had dinner with the family last night, something which after football season, is quite and experience.

It turns out that one of my kids is in college.

My wife and the guy she was sleeping with have fallen on hard times, and he asked my advice about dealing with her mood swings.

It seems that in the same year the cards made the super bowl, a Hawaiian has been elected president.

The economy is so bad that several local pimps have decided to retire some of their older hoes.

Many of these retired sex workers have joined FOX News where they complain democrats like to have sex liberally.

Yes: reconnecting with the world sucks.

That's why there's spring training.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 3, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Any ideas on nice cheap neighborhoods on the NE side of the district in or outside the loop?

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 10:40 AM

Takoma Park? It`s a nuclear-free zone, so it probably costs more than it`s worth.

Basically, the further you go outside the beltway, the less you`ll pay. Are schools/kids a factor or are you and Lady Dik still working on that?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

... I think you can count on Sween, Alex, RedDMV, Truth11, and maybe chRiS LarRy to show up and help. ... Let me know how it turns out!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 10:23 AM

Construction project with perfect grammar, horrible misspelling, lots of scraps, and nails pounded uNeVenLy.

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

thx TE - we're working like it's illegal! woo hoo!

When I say screw the cowboy fans, I mean it!!

hahahahaha.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Brilliant, sween. LMAO. Way O.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

dc, nail gun my friend....hammering nails is so 1990....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

When I say screw the cowboy fans, I mean it!!

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 10:50 AM

And when you say DikShuttle, she says PusyShuttle?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Lol - TE, though I've lost the metaphors there somewhere.

Y'kno Xbox killed my gamer tag after 5 or so years... they said it was offensive!! can you believe it?! lol.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

dcsween
LMAO.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

jonthefisherman is the greatest.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 3, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

DikShuttle, try Mt. Rainer ... or Silly String (Silver Spring) ... or Hyattsville, which has recently developed a little "Arts District" in a (an?) historic downtown. On the other side of the Beltway, might as well look in Columbia.

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Y'kno Xbox killed my gamer tag after 5 or so years... they said it was offensive!! can you believe it?! lol.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 10:56 AM

But, Dik (if I may use your first name, or `handle`), you meant it to be offensive, didn`t you? It just took them a while to become offended.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

BeanGreg, the three stogies never had access to nail guns ... and hammers have a much higher comedic value (with the possible exception of Maggie Simpson with a nailgun). And if its not comedic, is it really worth doing?

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I'm not really sure how the NFL draft works, but is there any way at all we could possibly draft that guy Leigh Torrence from New Orleans? Dude is gonna be a stud!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 3, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

And if its not comedic, is it really worth doing?

Posted by: dcsween

Sween channeling Michael Scott.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I'm not really sure how the NFL draft works, but is there any way at all we could possibly draft that guy Leigh Torrence from New Orleans? Dude is gonna be a stud!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 3, 2009 11:20 AM

We cant directly draft him, but we can draft him indirectly through a thing called a `trade.` We give New Orleans one or more of our picks and they give us Leigh Torrence`s contract. In the end, it`s the same as drafting him.

`Skins, of course, are reluctant to give up picks because they`re so valuable, but for a stud like Leigh Torrence they might make the `Brandon Lloyd` exception, the one that proves the rule that you shouldn`t waste picks on trades.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

if we're buildings homes for the homeless, count me OUT

if it's for a baller or somebody really cool, unlike RedDMV, I'm definitely down

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 3, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

I take it TT11 will be not be helping me build my self sustained city for the homeless out in the middle of the country.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

t_e_, what is this "trade" thing of which you speak? I understand that the Skins have some draft picks ... do you think some other team might want to "trade" for them?

[Also, what is the current name of the poster formerly known as Unfrozen Caveman Blogger?]

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

probably in the spring gonna re-do the kitchen, which will involve losing a couple of walls in the down stairs and opening up a couple rooms....what say you?

Posted by: BeantownGreg


Me say the economy isn't so bad at your house. Kitchen redos are the most expensive household remodeling projects.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 3, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

lh, we've been saving for a while, and came into some money this past fall. Most of the finish work I'll do myself, and most of the drywall, and the demo too. The big expense will be buying the cabinets, as well as countertop.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

city for the homeless?

Posted by: RedDMV | February 3, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Red,
Its my super secreter plan for helping the economy.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

And, who pray tell, would be the Mayor of the city of homeless? I'm thinkin' Marion Barry would work well...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | February 3, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Alex, exactly how will this city be self-sustaining?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 3, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Well they would elect a mayor. Or I would have it ruled by a super computer.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Alex, exactly how will this city be self-sustaining?

Posted by: learnedhand1

A series of advanced farming techniques for food and Solar and wind power.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Who is going to do the farming?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 3, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Soilent Green is made of PEOPLE!!

IT'S PEOPLE!!!!

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

holy crap Dik that's what I was thinking

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 3, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

jlc is still a tubby little d-bag

Posted by: jonthefisherman | February 2, 2009 5:25 PM
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and your wife is a dirty wh0re.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | February 3, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Any ideas on nice cheap neighborhoods on the NE side of the district in or outside the loop?

Thank you for your help!!

Posted by: DikShuttle

You should also consider NW DC given that your wife will be working in Columbia. If you don't have children and don't particularly care about the school system, I suggest you check out Prince George's County communities NE of DC such as College Park, Greenbelt, Berwynn Hgts, Hyattsville Beltsville, and Laurel. There is a new TH development in Hyattsville that has an urban feel - check out EYA.com - that has slashed its prices considerably. You can get more for your money in PG than in MoCo if schools are not an issue. There are also good deals in NE DC. The problem with DC is that anywhere east of Rock Creek Park trouble could be around the corner no matter how nice your street is. Check out crimereports.com.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 3, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, everyone, for your generous assistance!!

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

+++BeanGreg, the three stogies never had access to nail guns ... and hammers have a much higher comedic value (with the possible exception of Maggie Simpson with a nailgun). And if its not comedic, is it really worth doing?

Posted by: dcsween+++

When it comes to comedic hammers, other than the guy in the balloon pants, you can't beat a "ballpeen hammer." say it out loud. It will cause you to break out in the giggling fits.

Posted by: TheCork | February 3, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

http://cfn.scout.com/2/832662.html

He has the skins taking WR Jeremy Maclin, Missouri. I imagine the torches and pitchforks will be out in force in Ashburn if they pick another receiver with the first pick.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9168376/A-very-early-NFL-mock-draft

This guy has the skins taking Malcolm Jenkins CB Ohio St. He also has the top 4 OTs and the top DLs going prior so this isn't a horrible pick

Posted by: skinswest | February 3, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

swest, ugh, are you kidding me with the macklin pick?? that seems like lazy journalism to me.

I can't open the 2nd link from FoxSports, but was Justin Smith still available?? What about Orakpo, and Britton?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Dik check out Takoma Park MD or Takoma DC across the border. I know someone who got a 2 story townhouse in Takoma DC for 280k but they average place there is just over 300k.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

meant to write, Jason Smith from Baylor.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

I still see us going OT or DT in the first round, thought so last year too.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

al, its not a strong class for DT's. There's Raji who is blowing up, but not to many other guys worth the #13 pick.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

http://www.dallasbasketball.com/fullColumn.php?id=1291

Is Bob Hayes’ ‘Sister’ Conning The Cowboys, The Hall Of Fame And The NFL?
New Inductee's Family And Friends Accuse 'Spokeswoman' Of Fraud
By Mike Fisher -- DB.com


It was a way to be tangibly touched by the late Bob Hayes, and to tangibly touch him.

Lucille Hester held the letter she said was from her brother. She showed it about to NFL officials and to the media, and at Saturday’s Pro Football Hall of Fame announcement of the former Cowboys legend’s coming induction, she dramatically read from it.

But friends and family of Bob Hayes are coming forward to ask for help and to protest the increasingly high profile and the allegedly false claims of Hester, a person they insist is a “conwoman’’ who has “hoodwinked’’ the Dallas media, the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL – and a person they claim isn’t even Hayes’ sister.


YUCK!!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 3, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Walter Football,

Washington Redskins: Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss
The Redskins really need help on their offensive line, given the problems they have at guard and right tackle. I had Eben Britton going here earlier, and he's still a very strong option.

However, Washington also needs more a pass rush from the interior of their defensive line. Perry Jerry's stock is rising, so look for him to possibly be drafted in the top 15 come April.

Pick change; previously Eben Britton, OT

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 3, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

al, its not a strong class for DT's. There's Raji who is blowing up, but not to many other guys worth the #13 pick.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 1:23 PM

Peria Jerry

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I can't open the 2nd link from FoxSports, but was Justin Smith still available?? What about Orakpo, and Britton?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

This is what he had

1 Detroit: Matt Stafford, QB, Georgia, Junior
2. St. Louis: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama, Junior
3. Kansas City: Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas, Senior
4. Seattle: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech, Sophomore
5. Cleveland: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest, Senior
6. Cincinnati: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College, Senior
7. Oakland: Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia, Senior
8. Jacksonville: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor, Senior
9. Green Bay: Everette Brown, DE, Florida State, Junior
10. San Francisco: Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss, Senior
11. Buffalo: Aaron Maybin, OLB/DE, Penn State, Junior
12. Denver: Rey Maualuga, ILB, USC, Senior
13. Washington: Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State, Senior

If it were to break that way I could live with Jenkins although I'd much rather an OT/DE/OLB.

Posted by: skinswest | February 3, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

flound, good to hear from you, hows the sinus issue?

Unless they sign a couple of guys in FA to play G/T, I can't fathom them taking a DT in the #13 spot. They obviously need help on the DL, but other than Orakpo, I just don't see the 'bang for the buck' in the dl prospects this year. I don't see Raji falling to #13...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

dik -- look at the schools and buy a home with the best schools you can get. People will ALWAYS pay for better schools. There is probably some specialty guide on schools in the area, so check that out.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 3, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Schools and Mass transit. There is also some evidence that if you buy in a burb with no transit your SJKed.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

flound, good to hear from you, hows the sinus issue?

Unless they sign a couple of guys in FA to play G/T, I can't fathom them taking a DT in the #13 spot. They obviously need help on the DL, but other than Orakpo, I just don't see the 'bang for the buck' in the dl prospects this year. I don't see Raji falling to #13...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 1:35 PM |

It's getting better, I'm snorting alot of Afrin.

I agree but if the top T are gone DT would be the next area of need. I don't think there is a G/C worth the 13th pick.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 3, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

swest, I hate that draft. HATE IT.

That leaves us reaching for a CB...ugh...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

The Skins should use their pick on OL or LB, possibly DL if there is a major stud. In that mock draft posted by skinswest, 10 of the 12 picks prior to the Skins pick were OL, LB or DL!!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 3, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Hyattsville, which has recently developed a little "Arts District" in a (an?) historic downtown. On the other side of the Beltway, might as well look in Columbia.

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2009 11:14 AM


Have you been passed this so-called 'Arts District' lately? It looks like straight mess since the banks stopped loaning money. A bunch of half constructed buildings and empty lots.

Columbia also has been over inflated since the faux pas economic boom of the past 6 years......

4th the Unemployed Tax Man.....

Posted by: RightWay | February 3, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I will not be surprised if we make a play for malcom jenkins

Posted by: GreatOne1 | February 3, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I could live with Jenkins although I'd much rather an OT/DE/OLB.

Posted by: skinswest | February 3, 2009 1:32 PM

This is Exhibit A in why people shouldn't do mock drafts before free agency. Unless 'Skins trade Rogers and don't sign Hall, there's no way they draft a CB at #13.

I am still fond of the website that sweeen put up that compiles all the mock drafts:

http://www.fantasyfootballjungle.com/y/nfl-draft/teams/index.php?steam=Was

It reflects the right degree of uncertainty, with the "most likely" pick, Jason Smith of Baylor, only at 16%. This board has a 1.3% probability that we pick a CB, Vontae Davis of Illinois.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Dik - I heard someone was building a new city for the homeless - you could run for mayor of "Hobo-town"

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | February 3, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I wanna make a play for Leroy Jenkins!

Leeeeerooyyyyy JJjjjeennnkinnnnnnssss!

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

No way the 'skins should consider drafting a CB, unless they trade Rogers, and then still...

4 picks?

Two DL. Two OL.

What's so hard about that?

Posted by: RedDMV | February 3, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

well, not to say that last years draft proved that they were thinking this way - but you want to draft a guy that's going to make the team...therefore, if an OL is available, you'd better be sure that he's going to contribute

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | February 3, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Schools and Mass transit. There is also some evidence that if you buy in a burb with no transit your SJKed.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 1:38 PM

But this works in Dik's favor, too. Prices are lower for the same house with no access to mass transit. So, unless you were planning to use mass transit, you pay less. Same with schools.

Yeah, you sell for less down the line, but you pay less up front, so it should be a wash.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

4 picks as of today.

I doubt it will be 4 picks as of draft day........

4thFloor

Posted by: RightWay | February 3, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

you'd better be sure that he's going to contribute

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | February 3, 2009 1:53 PM

You make it sound so simple! Just make sure he will contribute. Any suggestions for how you "make sure"? That seems to be where the best laid plans of mice and men...

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Zeke -- either the Skins use the 13th pick on OT (Oher), OLB (Curry/ Orakpo), or DT (Raji) or they will trade down for a lower 1st and 2nd, then take OG (Robinson), OC (Mack), RT (Meredith) and/or OLB (Matthews)...

Posted by: siris | February 3, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I doubt it will be 4 picks as of draft day........

Posted by: RightWay | February 3, 2009 1:54 PM

Probably now, 4th. And are you over or under?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

With the limited picks in the draft, all fans can wish for is that they're clever and crafty in managing the salary cap(trades, cuts, FA/UFA signings, salary/bonus adjustments).

At the 13th pick you have numerous tackles and defensive ends to choose from, positions, of you know, need .

Posted by: RedDMV | February 3, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

"I agree with Zeke -- either the Skins use the 13th pick on OT (Oher), OLB (Curry/ Orakpo), or DT (Raji) or they will trade down for a lower 1st and 2nd, then take OG (Robinson), OC (Mack), RT (Meredith) and/or OLB (Matthews)..."

Posted by: siris | February 3, 2009 1:59 PM++

I like.
http://warroomreport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=363&Itemid=94

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 3, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

And are you over or under?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 2:02 PM

I am waay over.

By draft day, we will have at least 6 picks...

Siris - Oher is not a top 15 pick. HE SUCKS. HE'S OVER-RATED. He's not the athlete he should be as a tackle and he will NEVER be a LT........

No to Oher @ #13.......

Posted by: RightWay | February 3, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

While I think they could use some help at LB, I really would like to see that pick used on a linemen - doesn't matter which side.

It seems that tackles always get snatched up quickly, I suggest the 'skins use their 13th on a tackle, then a DE, a DT, and a guard.

Assuming they'll have only four picks on draft day.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 3, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

TE - Yeah, I know - that's the crux of the whole thing - but you have to wonder - 4 of the picks last year should have seen significant playing time, based on need and position drafted (The 3 receivers plus Rinehart) and not a one of them did...so, maybe, doing some more homework...I don't know.

But you are right - how do you know?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | February 3, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I guess it’s not a big year for linebackers….surprised to see that Mauauluga from USC could actually drop past the top 10. I want OL and DL, but if he is there at 13, I don’t see how they could pass him up. I know OL is our biggest need, but LB is starting to look pretty thin for us as well……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 3, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

dhaze,
I hear you. If Mauauluga is there you take him.

I fully expect Vinny to pick a RB. Don't ask me why? Just a hunch.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | February 3, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

dl, Rey will only be as effective as the guys he has in front of him....If he's having to fight through the wash every play, then his athleticism will be negated.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Pretty sure Vinny will trade away some of next years picks to salvage this years lack of. But don't worry, he'll save the day.

And by save the day I mean, he'll ruin us.

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 3, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I think Vinny will give away picks to pick up FA. Althouhg I dont know how you lose a pick to someone that is a FA but I am confident that Vinny will find a way to do it.


GO VINNY

Posted by: GreatOne1 | February 3, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

"Pretty sure Vinny will trade away some of next years picks to salvage this years lack of. But don't worry, he'll save the day.

And by save the day I mean, he'll ruin us.

Posted by: matthewvickers"

Genius move.

I say every year we trade next year's picks for more picks in the current year.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | February 3, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 3, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Stump i think it depends on the activity during FA. I see us having a new RB challenging 46&31

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Greg, I say take him anyway…..there are still other picks and possibly free agents to help beef up the dline. It could even take a year or two or even three to get he lineman in front him set up as great space eaters, but I don’t think you could pass up on his talent. The guy’s history, character and skill level make him a guy you want, IMO. London Fletcher doesn’t seem to need a big Dline to be a stud. They might want to take the guy just to make sure he doesn’t drop to a conference rival……it’s probably moot anyway, he’ll be gone by the time Vinny is up to pick.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 3, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Rey Maualuga is a MLB, which is not a position of need for the Skins as they already have Fletcher and Blades.

The Skins have to replace Washington this year. He's been injured and ineffective for the past two years. They have to find a OLB capable of zone blitzing -- covering TEs, RBs, and reaching the QB before they can complete a pass.

Posted by: siris | February 3, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Report. At the Pro-Bowl Vinny will be meeting up with Bill Parcells and trade a first round pick for some beans that are supposedly magic

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

mvick, I'd be ECSTATIC if Orakpo fell to the skins....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

apparently I broke the blog...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

This guy is supposed to be the best at mock drafts.

http://draftheadquarters.com/index.php/2009-Mock-Draft-NFL-Mock-Draft-Shawn-Zobel%2527s-Mock-Draft/Home/cat_id/34611

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 3, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I like this mock a lot more.

The only way I'd want Jenkins is as someone said earlier - they decide to sign Hall and trade Rogers.

Posted by: skinswest | February 3, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking the Skins go for 1 FA on the OL + 2 OL picks, including the top pick unless all the talent has been taken. I would be reluctant to trade down, the quality of players that have been taken between 11-15 is impressive.

After that, I think they go for 1 FA at OLB or DL and use the other 2 picks on DL and LB

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 3, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

z, I agree with your line of thinking. I think Canty should be someone they look at, on the DL

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 3, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

I think Vinny will give away picks to pick up FA. Althouhg I dont know how you lose a pick to someone that is a FA but I am confident that Vinny will find a way to do it.


GO VINNY

Posted by: GreatOne1 | February 3, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse


Umm, I'm pretty sure Erasmus James was going to clear waivers last spring. So in a sense, he already has.

Posted by: Devo2 | February 3, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Have you been passed this so-called 'Arts District' lately? It looks like straight mess since the banks stopped loaning money. A bunch of half constructed buildings and empty lots.

Columbia also has been over inflated since the faux pas economic boom of the past 6 years......

4th the Unemployed Tax Man.....

Posted by: RightWay | February 3, 2009 1:44 PM

4th, that's the development I referred to in my post. I passed by there a month ago and I didn't notice it was in bad shape but I only looked on the southbound side of Route 1/Rhode Island Ave. Is it a mess on both sides of the street or on the northbound side that is the second part of the project?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 3, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

IF we are going to draft rookie linemen, I'd like to see them go after guys who played mainly against pro-style opposition.

Please, no "we played the same guys in college" philosophy a la Spurrilous.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

We need another athlete to do something illegal, or really just something considered taboo by old timey loser types who hate rock music and fear things that are different then their daily routine.

Can someone go and convince Colt Brennan that a 6 way with some cheerleaders would be perfectly acceptable if videotaped. Or have Cooley do something crazy for his blog again.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Leaned & RightWay,

...like the town in Blazing Saddles? Movie set facade front..
...hehe.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

sorry - 'Learned'...

muhbad!

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Just don't call him "Leonard." He hates that.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 3, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

...mmmm...cheeerrrleader 6 way....

...gah.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

DikShuttle, I hate to be Debbie Downer but there is really NOTHING cheap in DC....the rents in this city are simply outrageous.

But perhaps the burbs are better...and isn't Columbia close to Baltimore?

Posted by: Lisa_R | February 3, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,
It all depends on what stage of life your in doesn't it.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Just don't call him "Leonard." He hates that.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 3, 2009 3:57 PM

But will he answer to Lendher as in LendherHand?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Just read where Derrick Dockery's little brother Cedric (6 4, 315) is projected to be available in the 5th round. He's supposed to be aggressive and play with a "mean streak". I like that in a Gor T.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 3, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Forgot to mention that Cedric Dockery did have a torn ACL in 2006. Since it's not mentioned, I presume it has healed.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 3, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Forgot to mention that Cedric Dockery did have a torn ACL in 2006. Since it's not mentioned, I presume it has healed.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 3, 2009 4:17 PM |

Heck, even if it hasn't healed that doesn't matter to the Redskins. We'll draft him and send him to the same doctor who worked miracles on Malcolm Kelly's knee. He'll look good on the sideline next year.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

"Columbia also has been over inflated since the faux pas economic boom of the past 6 years......

4th the Unemployed Tax Man.....

Posted by: RightWay | February 3, 2009 "

Started waaaaay before that. When they widened 32 into a pseudo at grade crossing freeway for NSA and its contractors they basically laid out the golden invitation to developers to go completely nuts. Sheesh why couldn't they just leave it the way it was ... used to be downright pretty there. Now, 29 is a clogged a road as one can find with the overflow from 95 and the BW Parkway. AND THEM THE MASSIVE IMMIGRATION came from around the world after peace broke out (true historic end of WWII (coldwar ending) ) because we had the golden economy. Loved the diversity, and the RESTAURANTS!!! Love the variety of ethnic foods. Might be one of the best places in the world to sample everything. Epcot eat your heart out. However, now what are they doing in the midst of this gigantic downturn. Gives one pause ... its kind of sad.

Posted by: periculum | February 3, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

"I think Vinny will give away picks to pick up FA. Althouhg I dont know how you lose a pick to someone that is a FA but I am confident that Vinny will find a way to do it.


GO VINNY

Posted by: GreatOne1 | February 3, 2009"

I am hopeful that Vinnie and Snidely have stuck their hands over the burner one time too many. Third degree burns all over the place.

NEVER TRADE PICKS, EVER UNLESS you are lucky enough to land someone like a Hall. I think they should go for Redskins fan, former 1st rounder and Steeler's backup QB Byron Leftwich. He looked good this year when he played. Let him compete with Jason for the starting job. Collins could be dropped to third string or Colt Brennan again. With Colt at least we would be younger. And that is always good.

Good WR (could be better than good) available in 2nd round from this locale. Hard worker both on the field and academically. Ramses Barden.

Posted by: periculum | February 3, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Time for Snidely to get Lasix. Kind of sick of looking at the ol' Snidely Owl. Needs a new look, demeanor, and attitude.

Posted by: periculum | February 3, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

"You can get more for your money in PG than in MoCo if schools are not an issue.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 3, 2009"

I sincerely doubt that dude. Walt Whitman is one of the very best high schools in the country if not the world. The PTA is made up of MD researchers from NIH.

I'd go Anne Arundel myself (not Annapolis) its too far. Or Calvert. Attempting to avoid traffic and still live in a nice place gets harder and harder. The three towns are still there .. Highland, Ashton, Sandy Springs. Very convenient to Columbia. SS if of course Montgomery CO Sherwood High School.

Posted by: periculum | February 3, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Schools are always an issue. Buy near top schools. These places always hold their value better and appreciate more. Its as true here in San Jose as it is in DC.

(and as a Whitman grad, peri, I like the thought ...)

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 3, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Prices up there don't seem too far off from here, acutally. So that's kinda good.

thanks again for all the great leads!!

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Oh - and I'm not going to put the kids in school.... I'm searching around for underground sweatshops to make fake Burberry.

Got to get some return on those investments, eh?

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

"When it comes to comedic hammers, other than the guy in the balloon pants, you can't beat a "ballpeen hammer."" Umm, I think you meant a "ballsandpeenus hammer".

Posted by: AntonChigurh | February 3, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I dunno, anton... MC (hamma)was pretty funny in the Cash4Gold spot... man that was creepy. hahaha.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 3, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Comment on the Super Bowl!!!

It was a great game. I would really like to read Cindy's and Jason's take on it.

Posted by: wp11234 | February 3, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

I take it TT11 will be not be helping me build my self sustained city for the homeless out in the middle of the country.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 11:43 AM
============================================
TheTruth11 is busy working on his 100 page speech, to be delivered when the nation turns to its foremost capitalist in its moment of deepest economic despair.

(As foretold in the novel Miss Teen South Carolina Shrugs, and such as)
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | February 3, 2009 7:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm wondering why Russ Grimm getting held out of the HOF got no one up in arms here.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 3, 2009 7:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm wondering why Russ Grimm getting held out of the HOF got no one up in arms here.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 3, 2009 7:47 PM

Last year, we got two Redskins in. You can't do that every year. Once Bruce Smith got in, it pushed Russ off another year.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 7:54 PM | Report abuse

"(and as a Whitman grad, peri, I like the thought ...)

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 3, 2009"

There was a time, before it became the center for disabled students when Kennedy was an experimental magnet school ... :)

Whitman still wins the prize today ... and its prohibitively expensive to buy in that school district ... Bethesda, Glen Echo, Potomac area. But worth it if your kids show promise and are willing to work.

Posted by: periculum | February 3, 2009 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Once Bruce Smith got in, it pushed Russ off another year.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 7:54 PM
==========================================
You're intentionally pouring gasoline on the flames, aren't you, t_e.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | February 3, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Whitman still wins the prize today ... and its prohibitively expensive to buy in that school district ... Bethesda, Glen Echo, Potomac area. But worth it if your kids show promise and are willing to work.

Posted by: periculum | February 3, 2009 7:54 PM

But, Mr. Perky, it's still cheaper than buying in areas of DC -- Georgetown, Kalorama, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, etc. -- where your kids have to go to Maret, GDS, or Sidwell Friends ($30,000 per year) to get a good education.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

GOOD...Maybe we can start feeling a little more positive about our team with some time off from the negative gllom and doom...

Posted by: leevi98 | February 3, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

I am the only guy on this blog not bitter about Bruce Smith I think.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Alex,

I think it's your inner Gandhi coming out, dude.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

"You can get more for your money in PG than in MoCo if schools are not an issue.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 3, 2009"

I sincerely doubt that dude. Walt Whitman is one of the very best high schools in the country if not the world. The PTA is made up of MD researchers from NIH.

Posted by: periculum | February 3, 2009 4:52 PM

Read and comprehend. I acknowledged that MoCo schools are better. My point was this: if you are not concerned about schools, you can by a house in PG for considerably less than you would pay for a house in a comparable neighborhood in MoCo.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 3, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Read and comprehend. I acknowledged that MoCo schools are better. My point was this: if you are not concerned about schools, you can by a house in PG for considerably less than you would pay for a house in a comparable neighborhood in MoCo.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 3, 2009 8:41 PM |

Maybe Mr. Perky went to PG schools?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

naw I just figure he was here 4 years did ok

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Look most the surrounding area has good schools in the burbs. Arlington's worst high school is still one of the top 500 in the US according to Newsweek. One year when I was at Ashlawn Elementary they were ranked the no 1 elementary school in the US.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

not bitter about Bruce Smith ... he deserved his HOF spot. Guy was a force for a decade ... in Buffalo.

Still, overwhelming evidence that the Skins get dissed by the HOF. Bob Hayes comes up 2x and Rayfield Wright 1x for oldtimers slots ... while Hanburger never gets his shot -- despite as many Pro Bowls as the two 'pukes combined.

If you look at the 1980's All-Decade team, about 70% are in (and some of the excluded guys had short careers due to injury).

But of the 5 Redskins on the 80's All Decade team, only Riggins and Monk are in. Green wasn't on the 80's all-decade team -- and we know what Monk went thru.

40% of the Redskins get in, 75% of the non-Redskins get in.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 3, 2009 10:51 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe how many articles I have read that wants to give Phelps a pass. Talk about a double standards.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | February 4, 2009 7:53 AM | Report abuse

From that Draft headquarters.com site:

Ohio State offensive tackle Alex Boone was arrested late Sunday for being uncooperative with police after allegedly “jumping on car hoods, yanking on a tow truck cable, and trying to break a window” in Aliso Viejo, California. He reportedly was tasered by police after the drunken tirade. This is relatively big news in the draft world. After Boone’s disappointing performance at the East-West Shrine game, many scouts had him pegged as a late-round pick. After this arrest, I think that it’s safe to say that Boone will be lucky to be drafted.

- Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford says that he would love to be a member of the Lions. “I’d definitely love to be able to associate that with my name and maybe turn that franchise around,” he said. “I’m a competitive guy and love a challenge.” I’m sure the six-year, $75 million dollar contract wouldn’t have anything to do with him wanting to go first overall.


I had hopes for Boone, but not so much any more, and Matt Stafford had no idea what he's asking for.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: icetotalpackage | February 4, 2009 8:16 AM | Report abuse

You do know Phelps doesn't play in the NFL, right?
He's getting a pass? Is that because he hasn't been prosecuted? What do you think the appropriate punishment is for doing a bong hit?

Posted by: mack1 | February 4, 2009 8:26 AM | Report abuse

what happened to the post on Grimm? at any rate, i met him this past weekend at a party (he was there 2x) i was doing security for. nice guy & not as big or tall as i thought he was. i got his business card. is he going to make it into the HOF?

Posted by: gregskins | February 4, 2009 8:38 AM | Report abuse

You do know Phelps doesn't play in the NFL, right?


Posted by: mack1 | February 4, 2009 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't matter. Goodell will suspend him anyway...unless he's associated with the Patriots or Steelers.

Posted by: p1funk | February 4, 2009 9:02 AM | Report abuse

"I can't believe how many articles I have read that wants to give Phelps a pass. Talk about a double standards."

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | February 4, 2009 7:53 AM ++

ESPN, at one point, was reporting that the Phelp's local Sheriff's Office was looking into possible criminal charges against Phelps.

I personally think that charges against Phelps, would be ridiculous. He could always swim for Canada; I don't think they would care as much.

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I'm no lawyer, but I play one on TV, however how can you charge someone based on a picture??

The local sherriff, needs to stop trying to make a name for himself and instead focus on actually doing his job, and catching 'real' criminals....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 9:31 AM | Report abuse

I'm no lawyer, but I play one on TV, however how can you charge someone based on a picture??
The local sherriff, needs to stop trying to make a name for himself and instead focus on actually doing his job, and catching 'real' criminals....
Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 9:31 AM
Agreed. I thought you had to catch someone red handed in cases like this. If this sheriff decides to come after me, I believe some of my friends have the same type of photos of me circa 1989. Hopefully there is a statute of limitations that says you can’t convict someone for bong hits based upon photos of them from 7 plus years ago.

I think the jails are full enough with the people that they actually caught holding or in the act. If this goes through, they can start arresting minors for underage drinking based upon their myspace pages, videos at party’s etc…..if Phelps gets into trouble with the law, it is opening up a whole can of worms…. Bunch of BS....

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 4, 2009 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

They had video of Marion Berry hitting a crack pipe, and they did nothing to him.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 4, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

They cant charge Phelps because there is no photographic evidence of what was actually in the Bong.

Even if they did the max penalty is $500-$600 (cant remember exactly what it is) or up to 30 days in jail.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse

dl,

I'm calling all my friends and telling them to destroy all photos from High School parties, because if doing a bong hit can result in criminal charges, I may never get out.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 4, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

From PFT,

REEVES SETTLING IN FOR COWBOYS
Posted by Aaron Wilson on February 4, 2009, 9:43 a.m. EST
Former NFL head coach Dan Reeves is already making his presence felt with the Dallas Cowboys even though he has yet to officially be announced as a consultant, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Sources told Star-Telegram beat writer Clarence Hill that Reeves, who was described as an “overseer” for embattled coach Wade Phillips, was at the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch facility Monday and already has an office.

He has moved into defensive line coach Todd Grantham’s office. And Grantham has reportedly shifted into fired defensive coordinator Brian Stewart’s former office.

Of course, the Cowboys could use a shot in the arm and some stronger leadership after last season’s disappointing finish and locker room turmoil. Perhaps Reeves is the answer.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys reportedly don’t plan to go all-out to try to re-sign their own free agents and will allow defensive end Chris Canty and linebacker Kevin Burnett to test the market before deciding whether to match any offers.

The Cowboys are concentrating their efforts primarily on attempting to sign star outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware to a major contract extension.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 4, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

unrelated, and stop reading if you have a weak stomach, but from the Joe Torre book, it is being reported that Roger Clemens used to have a trainer rub a 'hot' liniment on his 'boys' before games in which he was pitching to get himself psyched up for the game.

There are just so many questions...but mainly my question is why can't Roger just go away......

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

I had hopes for Boone, but not so much any more, and Matt Stafford had no idea what he's asking for.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Maybe we can pick him up as an UFA, if he isn't drafted. Then it would be no loss if he has a character issue.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 4, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

used to have a trainer rub a 'hot' liniment on his 'boys' before games.......

I would ask why he couldn't do it himself, but maybe the Yankees employ hot female trainers who may or may not be above the age of 18......

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 4, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

unrelated, and stop reading if you have a weak stomach, but from the Joe Torre book, it is being reported that Roger Clemens used to have a trainer rub a 'hot' liniment on his 'boys' before games in which he was pitching to get himself psyched up for the game.

There are just so many questions...but mainly my question is why can't Roger just go away......

Posted by: BeantownGreg

B a better question. Why would the trainer want to touch Rogers boys?

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | February 4, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe how many articles I have read that wants to give Phelps a pass. Talk about a double standards.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | February 4, 2009 7:53 AM

I agree with you JM, but Wilbon this morning lit into Phelps. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/03/AR2009020303468.html?nav=hcmodule

As to what should be done, I would expect that his sponsors would drop him. He already got a pass on the drunk driving, but now he embarasses those who have trusted him after his first `It won`t happen again.`

Is this really who Speedo wants representing them? I know I won`t be buying anything with `Speedo` on it for my kids this summer. And their swim team will be getting its gear from Tyre, not Speedo.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 4, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, the Cowboys reportedly don’t plan to go all-out to try to re-sign their own free agents and will allow defensive end Chris Canty and linebacker Kevin Burnett to test the market before deciding whether to match any offers.

The Cowboys are concentrating their efforts primarily on attempting to sign star outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware to a major contract extension.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 4, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Canty looks like a guy that would fit into Blache's playbook. 6' 7", 304, he could play a lot like Evans at DE. Tough on the run.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 4, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

"... but from the Joe Torre book, it is being reported that Roger Clemens used to have a trainer rub a 'hot' liniment on his 'boys'..."

Bean, whatever context you use the word "boys" in, it really doesn't sound good at all.

A better question jm would be, why would Roger let him touch his boys?

In either context?

Posted by: RedDMV | February 4, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

jm, I can't imagine the first time the trainer got told what to do by Roger. "You want me to do what, to where, with what".....

fried, I'm a big proponent of going after Canty. At that size you can move him into DT on passing downs, and bring in Wilson/Evans at the end spots.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

beantown

What I don't get is what is an obvious double-standard: somehow, Barry Bonds is portrayed as evil, but Roger Clemens is all truth and light gone wrong.

Both of them are needle-noozing hacks if you ask me.

The Yanks gave the Blue Jays Ted Lilly for Clemens--a trade I never agreed with because of Clemens' Red Sox ties. He struck me as an arrogant free-loader aping for a ring or two and not a true Yankee.

Yes, Clemens won games for the Yanks, but knowing what we all know now, I'd rather have had the younger pitcher and the upside that comes with youth.

Lilly is doing quite nicely for the Cubs now, and Roger is denying claims he slept with a country singer who was in her late teens when they hooked up.

Yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The needle allegations against Roger Dodger also explain his actions during the 2000 World Series when he had that 'roid rage on the mound and tossed a broken bat at Mike Piazza.


Neither he nor Bonds should get into the HOF. And if they do, then put Pete Rose in, too.

As a Yanks' fan, it is depressing to see that the four rings they got may have been earned with guys poppin' pills and shootin' themselves in the buttocks.

But, then again: the players all say everyone who loved the long ball during the steriod era is a hypocrite now for complaining about what was the obvious then.

Joe Torre is right: the Bronze is indeed a new kind of zoo.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 4, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

They had video of Marion Berry hitting a crack pipe, and they did nothing to him.


Posted by: Flounder21


Only if trying him, convicting him for possession of cocaine, and making him serve 6 months in jail can be classified as doing "nothing to him."

BG, its not hard to get charged based on a photo since the standard is probable cause. Given Phelps own statements it is reasonable to believe he possessed marijuana, which is a crime. That doesn't mean a prosecutor will pursue the charge or get a conviction.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 4, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Wow six whole months for a sitting Mayor, and guess what when he got out he was elected mayor again.

Posted by: Flounder21 | February 4, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Only if trying him, convicting him for possession of cocaine, and making him serve 6 months in jail can be classified as doing "nothing to him."
BG, its not hard to get charged based on a photo since the standard is probable cause. Given Phelps own statements it is reasonable to believe he possessed marijuana, which is a crime. That doesn't mean a prosecutor will pursue the charge or get a conviction.
Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 4, 2009 10:50 AM

Yeah, but they set up a sting to get Berry; they actually caught him red handed. The video was icing on the cake.
As for phelps, the photo just means he was smoking “something”; unless you can see a big bag of weed in his pocket, they don’t have anything on him for possession.

I read Wilbon’s , and then Jenkins’ articles on Phelps….anyone else think Jenkins was basically hinting that she likes the green stuff? I may have gained a newfound respect....
Wilbon’s just being a d-bag; he rips the guy, then basically says it’s okay if phelps wants to get high, he just shouldn’t do it when people are there to snap a pic. Nice argument. I guess it’s okay for him to knock his girlfriend around if nobody else is in the room….

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 4, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

I think SJ was saying that she did once. But come on so did almost anyone who went to college after 1959.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

moe, you think Clemens isn't portrayed in a poor light?? um...what planet are you on?? he possibly slept with an underage girl, he used steroids, his wife used HGH, he's a former yankee, other than finding a dead body in his home, there's not much worse he can do.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Given his statement the charge is less than a gram and I just checked again, in SC the max fin is $200 or a max sentence of 30 days in jail. Given the evidence and the fact that he has money to higher a half decent attorney he wont be going to jail and its a net loss for them to prosecute in terms of PR resources use vs end reward. My gut is if the sheriff goes after him he will lose his job for wasting the resources.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Flounder, don't get so sensitive. You said "nothing" happened to him and I just pointed out that was not a true statement.

How much time should a person get for hitting a rock of crack supplied by a police informant who kept hounding him to do it? I am sure it wasn't his first time smoking crack but it was clear from the tape that Barry was in the room to have sex and if hitting that pipe was going to close the deal he was all in.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 4, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

dlhaze, I wasn't comparing Barry's and Phelps's situations. And contrary to what you say, the police can "charge" him with possession under the circumstances. Again, that does not mean a prosecutor would proceed with the case or get conviction.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 4, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

REEVES SETTLING IN FOR COWBOYS
Posted by Aaron Wilson on February 4, 2009, 9:43 a.m.

Former NFL head coach Dan Reeves is already making his presence felt with the Dallas Cowboys even though he has yet to officially be announced as a consultant, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Sources told Star-Telegram beat writer Clarence Hill that Reeves, who was described as an “overseer” for embattled coach Wade Phillips, was at the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch facility Monday and already has an office.

He has moved into defensive line coach Todd Grantham’s office. And Grantham has reportedly shifted into fired defensive coordinator Brian Stewart’s former office.

Of course, the Cowboys could use a shot in the arm and some stronger leadership after last season’s disappointing finish and locker room turmoil. Perhaps Reeves is the answer.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys reportedly don’t plan to go all-out to try to re-sign their own free agents and will allow defensive end Chris Canty and linebacker Kevin Burnett to test the market before deciding whether to match any offers.

The Cowboys are concentrating their efforts primarily on attempting to sign star outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware to a major contract extension.

only part I care about is that Canty will hit the market....young, big, local, defensive end what's not to like? I really hope they sign him.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Wilbon’s just being a d-bag; he rips the guy, then basically says it’s okay if phelps wants to get high, he just shouldn’t do it when people are there to snap a pic. Nice argument. I guess it’s okay for him to knock his girlfriend around if nobody else is in the room….

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 4, 2009 11:00 AM

Haze,

That isn`t what he said, at all. Here's what he wrote:

`Phelps is going to have to keep his wits about him, and the best way to do that, whether anybody's watching or not, is to keep his face out of the bong water.'

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 4, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTv_oE-3fls

Dominique Dorsey...Skins just signed him from the CFL.

sorry if this was already posted.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 4, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

another link to Dorsey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2K-GSJkgtc

did Morocco Brown find the next Darren Sproles?

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 4, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

yods, what pos does he play? can't open the link. How big is this cat??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

5'7" 175 lbs. all star return specialist/part time rb in the cfl

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

5'7 173 lbs...he played RB for Toronto and was a kick return specialist.

"His 2008 CFL season saw him with more playing time receiving and rushing and still named a CFL All-Star at special teams and awarded the John Agro Special Teams Award as the league's most outstanding special teams player.[2] Dorsey finished the year with a league high 2,892 all-purpose yards despite missing five games due to injury."

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 4, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

thanks zj....

where did he go to school?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Dominique Dorsey...Skins just signed him from the CFL.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 4, 2009 11:24 AM

So, there`s our Sproles-guy, right?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 4, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Bean,

UNLV

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 4, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

So, there`s our Sproles-guy, right?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 4, 2009 11:32 AM


No. There's our Brian Mitchell guy.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 4, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Redskins receiver Devin Thomas was on my plane back from Tampa. While waiting to board with his dad, Thomas noted that the last two Super Bowls have been won on last-minute touchdown catches by receivers from Big Ten schools: the Giants' Plaxico Burress (Michigan State) and the Steelers' Santonio Holmes (Ohio State).

Thomas, who caught just 15 passes with no touchdown receptions as a Redskins rookie in 2008 after being drafted 34th overall out of Michigan State, said he wants to keep that string going a year from now in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.

It's hard to see that happening, but who figured that the long-downtrodden Arizona Cardinals would've come within a minute of winning Super Bowl XLIII?

- David Elfin


hahahaahaaahahahaa, wow, I wish he would have just said I hope to catch a TD next year, maybe the shows his "big head despite doing nothing" that was brought up on here by Jla that supposedly some vets thought of him. Regardless, after being a complete flop your first year, you should have your head down saying I'm going to work hard, learn the playbook, and do my best to be a contributor next year, not "I wanna make the game winning catch in the super bowl"...so does every 10 year old kid grow up Devin.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

thanks for the info guys. Good stuff, lets see how he does in the big leagues. I like that the team is looking in places like the CFL to uncover possible hidden gems....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

so does every 10 year old kid grow up Devin.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

You'd think that only catching 15 passes all year compared to other rookie WR's who shined would be motivation enough. We can only hope so.

Posted by: skinswest | February 4, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

They signed a kicker too, Dave Rayner

"Rayner has been with seven different teams since entering the league in 2005.

For his career, he has played in 43 games and connected on 42-of-59 field goals and 48-of-49 PATs.

Rayner, 6-2 and 210 pounds was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

He played in all 16 games for the Green Bay Packers in 2006 and connected on 26-of-35 field goals and 31-of-32 PATs for 109 points.

Since then, Rayner has played for the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals. He has also had short stints with the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions.

Rayner played college football at Michigan State."

...but that's not nearly as exciting as a 5'7 Canadien league returner.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 4, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Redskins receiver Devin Thomas was on my plane back from Tampa.

I wish he would have just said I hope to catch a TD next year,

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 11:35 AM |

This is a start. Guy can catch a flight on time. Next step ... a TD!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 4, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Canadian*

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 4, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Here is the link from Skins.com. They also signed a punter

http://www.redskins.com/gen/articles/Redskins_Sign_Rayner__Dorsey_31749.jsp

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | February 4, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

If we sign Canty, is it safe to say that we will not draft a DT and that our main focus will be at OL, OLB & DE?

At #13, Orakpo looks like a gold mine, if available.

Say we sign Canty & Orakpo is selected before #13. Now, it would be nice if, we could trade with DET down to #20 for an OL pick (Beatty or Britton) and pick up DETs #65 and possibly even thier #161.

(#13 = 1150 and #20 = 850 and #65 = 265, that would leave 35 points on the draft chart unaccounted for which equates to DETs 6th Rd #161)

Detroit's incentives for trading up?
#13 moves them five picks in front of division opponent Chicago and places them in position for Malcom Jenkins who will be picked 13-18.

I almost think that is the ideal situation for us.

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

So will JLC find a way to rip the skins for signing this dude? I mean he ripped them for not signing Wake from the CFL two weeks ago, and implied that skins scouts didn't know where Canada was.

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 4, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

The skins don't seem to scout minor leagures like other teams do for depth.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Haze,
That isn`t what he said, at all. Here's what he wrote:
`Phelps is going to have to keep his wits about him, and the best way to do that, whether anybody's watching or not, is to keep his face out of the bong water.'
Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 4, 2009 11:21 AM

TE, to my point, he also said:

“You want to get blatantly practical about this? If Michael Phelps wants to get high, then he should do it in the privacy of his own home, far away from cellphone cameras.”

Granted, he also says it’s stupid, etc, etc, but if he wants to get high, he can, as long as he does it the way Wilbon says it’s okay to…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 4, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

considering swiss and ham was 26 of 36, the worst percentage in the league I applaud any signing of any kicker, but why can't we ever take a look at a legit kicker. Hall was great for a couple of years till he broke down and its been a bunch of no-names since.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Can we get a thread on this signing? I guess JLC is too busy shilling for the 2020 Hall of Fame class of Marcus Mason, Leigh Torrance and Cameron Wake. D..chebag!!

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 4, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Dorsey went to UNLV.

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

You know that Canty is a DE right?

IF they signed Canty (which I really hope they do) then they are looking OL or DT in the draft. If Raji fell to 13 I'd love him but after his senior bowl I don't think that's a possibility.

At #13 its probably one of the big four OTs or try and trade back. I also wouldn't mind if the top 4 OT's and Raji are all gone to trade Rogers for your best deal and draft Vontae Davis or Jenkins whichever is still there, then go Oline with your 3rd and whatever you get for Rogers. It makes no sense to reach for the 5th best tackle at 13 when you could get a premier talent upgrade at corner over Rogers and draft a starter at guard with the pick you get for him.

Rhino aside, you should be able to find a starter at guard in the 2nd or 3rd rounds which is a position of need more so than tackle cause Thomas has fallen way way off, and its unrealistic to expect that at 36 practicing only part-time that Kendal's play and health can hold up of 16 games. We have to rebuild our interior, while Heyer certainly isn't a star, he is serviceable and if he were playing next to a strong interior it would help him all the more, he was actually better on the left side at the end of the year cause he was playing next to Kendal who was probably our best lineman last year. At 36 with bad knees though, it would be unwise to count on him again....but when have we ever been accused of wisdom?

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

The skins don't seem to scout minor leagues like other teams do for depth.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 11:54 AM

Whaddaya mean? We bring in lots of guys from the Big 10.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 4, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

beantown

What worse thing can Roger do?

He can go into the HOF as a member of Red Sux NayShun.

Maybe Curt Schilling will loan him his bloody tampon, er sock to cry on while Boob Costas looks the other why over his issues while comdemning Bonds for his.

I heard somewhere that Mark Mcguire is laying low with Sammy Sosa and Jason Giambi figuing the media people who hated so loudly on them will waste some ink on Roger Dodger and the years he spent gettin' strikeouts in that booger colored stadium on Yawkey Way.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 4, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

"Whaddaya mean? We bring in lots of guys from the Big 10."

Skins players from the (not so) Big 10:

Ladell Betts - Iowa
Todd Collins - Michigan
Jon Jansen - Michigan
ARE - Indiana
Devin Thomas - Michigan State
Anthony Montgomery - Minnesota
Casey Rabach - Wisconsin
Matt Sinclair - Illinois
Shawn Springs - Ohio State

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 4, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

rayner is from msu too

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 4, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Heard MSU is gonna start offering weapons handling classes to their WR's after Plaxico's little adventure. Hopefully Devin knows how to handle a piece.

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 4, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Whaddaya mean? We bring in lots of guys from the Big 10.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 4, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Weird, and in college its the SEC, PAC-10, and Big 12 that win championships, strange how it would correlate that a roster of mostly players from the minor conferences don't win championships in the pros either.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

IF they signed Canty (which I really hope they do) then they are looking OL or DT in the draft. If Raji fell to 13 I'd love him but after his senior bowl I don't think that's a possibility.

At #13 its probably one of the big four OTs or try and trade back. I also wouldn't mind if the top 4 OT's and Raji are all gone to trade Rogers for your best deal and draft Vontae Davis or Jenkins whichever is still there, then go Oline with your 3rd and whatever you get for Rogers. It makes no sense to reach for the 5th best tackle at 13 when you could get a premier talent upgrade at corner over Rogers and draft a starter at guard with the pick you get for him.

Rhino aside, you should be able to find a starter at guard in the 2nd or 3rd rounds which is a position of need more so than tackle cause Thomas has fallen way way off, and its unrealistic to expect that at 36 practicing only part-time that Kendal's play and health can hold up of 16 games. We have to rebuild our interior, while Heyer certainly isn't a star, he is serviceable and if he were playing next to a strong interior it would help him all the more, he was actually better on the left side at the end of the year cause he was playing next to Kendal who was probably our best lineman last year. At 36 with bad knees though, it would be unwise to count on him again....but when have we ever been accused of wisdom?

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm in basic agreement with you, zjfr2. I would only question if Davis or Jenkins are upgrades on CR22? I know he can't catch, but he is a great tackler.

Also, I'm not ready to write off Rinehart. I know what Bugles said about him after the season, but with whole off-season and preseason, he may still work out.

I think we should resign Kendall for the veteran minimum with perhaps some incentives to be a starter, but we have to go into the season expecting that he won't last.

And I'm beginning to like our chances of trading back in the 1st round, like matthewvickers is suggesting. The way I'm seeeing the mock drafts, if the 4 OT's are already drafted by pick #12, there should be some highly-sought-after WR's on the board that someone may want to trade up for.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 4, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I am the only guy on this blog not bitter about Bruce Smith I think.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 3, 2009 8:26 PM

Koala punching removes bitterness.

Posted by: dcsween | February 4, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2,

I've seen Canty line up at DT numerous times, plus he's listed at 304lbs. He can certainly play either position and is a force on the line.

Trading Rogers away makes no sense even if we select a CB to replace him. Hall & Rogers could be one the better CB tandems for many, many seasons to come.

You're right about not wanting to take the fifth best OT at #13. At #13 you can take the best CB in the draft, Malcom Jenkins, which is why it's tasteful to the Lions. Unless the Lions really really want Rogers, I don't see a trade involving him.

I still think my scenario is ideal.

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

So does crying every day on your way to work and having a guy in a cube next to you in a banana hammock

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Dallas runs a 3-4 Canty plays end in that system. I promise you have never seen him line up as a DT because they only have one and that is a NT which Canty is not. I do think for us he could slide in and play DT on long passing down like Evans and Daniels have in the past but he isn't and wouldn't be a full time DT. And IMHO Rogers is an above average corner that would start on most teams but can't catch or cover a double move to save his life. Davis and Jenkins by all accounts and every game I saw are special, and if all the tackles at Raji are gone, I'd be happy to trade Rogers for either of them and a guard (with the pick you'd get) cause there is no other DT worth a #13, its silly to take the 5th best tackle, and there is no guard worth the 13th pick. Maybe you stay and take a Maybin or Orakpo, and I'm all for trading back if you can find a taker, that's hard to predict though and with Vinny's history, I'm more confident with him having a high pick than a lot of mid rounders. To me, if you can add a premier talent at the top of the draft you do it, and at 13 I'm not sure there will is premier talent at OT or DT, and IMHO we don't need another light DE, so why not make a move to get a premier talent and some picks to fill out needs later. Just a thought, I'm not gonna argue it as the only option and what we "have to do."

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

"Weird, and in college its the SEC, PAC-10, and Big 12 that win championships, strange how it would correlate that a roster of mostly players from the minor conferences don't win championships in the pros either."

I always wanted to research where they majority of players at certain positions come from...I'm thinkin this way:

QB's - Big 12, Pac 10
RB's - ACC, Big 10
WR's - some small place or a community college, Pac 10, ACC
OL - Big 12, Big 10
DL - SEC, Pac 10
LB's - Big 10, Pac 10
DB's - SEC

No research behind this at all...just counting guys from the introductions before games. Which is getting harder to do when you have guys naming high schools.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 4, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2Jack, I saw an article linked through pft that said that Bobby Carpenter was a 4-3 linebacker that didn't fit into a 3-4 scheme ... and that, in a different defense, he might blossom. Waddya think of that?

Posted by: dcsween | February 4, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

+++I'm a big proponent of going after Canty. At that size you can move him into DT on passing downs, and bring in Wilson/Evans at the end spots.

Posted by: BeantownGreg+++

First, may I see a list of ex-Cowboys who've played well for the Redskins.

Posted by: TheCork | February 4, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

If its me I avoid Pac10 guys due to a natural mistrust of the west coast work ethic and ability to grind out in the cold.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Carpenter sure hasn't done a ton, but I'm all for a guy with the talent that got him drafted so highly and perhaps a change of scenery would help. IMHO we need to sign or draft two OLBs, and Carpenter might be well worth it since he's young and should be fairly cheap. I'd be for it.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

First, may I see a list of ex-Cowboys who've played well for the Redskins.

Posted by: TheCork | February 4, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Cork, typically I'm with you on most of your rants, but I fail to see how that has any relation to whether Canty would be good for us or not. We need young talent, we need Dline help, and he fits both. Plus he played at UVA and as a Cville resident he is still on the local radio shows often so it would make sense that he might like to return home and play for the area team. I just don't think you can say no player could come from the cowboys and play well for us since it has been a while since anyone has.

Posted by: zjfr2 | February 4, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

+++Thomas, who caught just 15 passes with no touchdown receptions as a Redskins rookie in 2008 after being drafted 34th overall out of Michigan State, said he wants to keep that string going a year from now in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.

- David Elfin+++


So, apparently the 'skins are gonna trade Devin Thomas

Posted by: TheCork | February 4, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't there a new post re the Redskins signing Rayner and Dorsey?


Posted by: MrRedskin21 | February 4, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Here's a YouTube clip of Dorsey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTv_oE-3fls

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | February 4, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

"Say we sign Canty & Orakpo is selected before #13. Now, it would be nice if, we could trade with DET down to #20 for an OL pick (Beatty or Britton) and pick up DETs #65 and possibly even thier #161.

I almost think that is the ideal situation for us.

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009"

You have the number 4 defense. Only Pittsburgh (SB winner), Ravens (went to conference championship), and Tennessee (playoffs) were better.

Your logic completely escapes me. You are still trying to fix a defense that really doesn't need a lot of help ... yet ... the operative word is YET. NOT THIS YEAR.

YES you draft the 4th of 5th best OT or you draft Alex Mack the best center you keep drafting OL for all 4 picks.

WHY? Because what you suggest has been tried ... drafting much lower for OL and it hasn't worked.
FA hasn't really worked. Its really only been a band-aid not a solution.

If you don't fix the OL drafting Orakpo and Canty along with the ubiquitous massive signing bonuses makes ABSOLUTELY SENSE. STOP thinking DL or whatever ... my god you are like a broken record.

Who friggin cares if they don't get a zillion sacks as long as they get the job done. And they
did and they will, next year.

Meanwhile, you have to fix the OL through the draft. They need to get as many young potentials into camp as possible and work the bejesus out of them to make them starters.

OL-wan the jedi knights are our only hope.

Posted by: periculum | February 4, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

ONE first day pick doesn't help the Redskins. (Only two rounds on the first day this year).

Chances are at LEAST three OT's, possibly four, will be off the board by the time the 'skins pick at 13. Maybe it's a GOOD thing being forced to take a leftover--but I would think a smart trade down makes more sense.

The skins SHOULD be able to get two decent interior linemen--guys like Mack and Wood and Robinson with a good trade down.

As for DE, the skins need a solid space eater--someone big enough to hold his position. Not sure that guy will be there at 13.

Orakpo and LB Malauaga, two other possibiities at 13 have been dinged in college, as I understand it. Peria Jerry, or Jerry Peria is a nice tackle on D, but I think he may be gone by then.

I've not been impressd with Raji in the two gams I've seen him play. Good rusher, but can be moved laterally far too easily, IMO.

Posted by: TheCork | February 4, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Skins have a lineman 604 feet tall and they didn't even use him to block fg's.

http://www.redskins.com/gen/players/D_Anthony_Batiste.jsp

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | February 4, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

"First, may I see a list of ex-Cowboys who've played well for the Redskins.

Posted by: TheCork | February 4, 2009"

Hmmm there was that tight end George Allen stole away from them ... other than that ... great guys like Calvin Hill but always at the end of their careers ... Duane Thomas, etc. When we hire cowboys coaches we get screwed as well.

Yup, I agree, just say NO to Cowpokes.

Posted by: periculum | February 4, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Rayner doesn't seem to be much better (statistically) than Suisham.

Dorsey, however, was a special teams standout in the 2007 season, and won the CFL Special Teams player of the year in 2008. He seems to be built like Sproles; short and fast.

Apparently he's done great things through high school and at UNLV, and in the CFL.

He's worth a shot. Randel El's punt returns suck.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | February 4, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe Mr. Perky went to PG schools?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | February 3, 2009"

Fairly certain Mr. Spud went to schools in Alabammy where incest is best ...

Posted by: periculum | February 4, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

don't hate on the patented El rout 5 yards to the right, back 2 feet 3 yards to the left, back another 4 feet then try and go forward.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

First, may I see a list of ex-Cowboys who've played well for the Redskins.

Posted by: TheCork | February 4, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Cork, typically I'm with you on most of your rants, but I fail to see how that has any relation to whether Canty would be good for us or not.

Posted by: zjfr2++++

It's just a feeling. I happen to believe the 'skins don't profit from taking Cowboy castoffs. It may be a Karma thing, but I've felt that way ever since Calvin Hill and Duane Thomas came to Washington from Dallas as "salvation" for the running game. Canty could be the exception, but it's a gut instinct.

It's kinda like last year, when I had the feeling the Redskins are a team that isn't successful at drafting wide receivers. And in fact, they hadn't drafted one successfully since Art Monk in 1980. Unfortunately, that instinct proved accurate (to date.)

If they DO get Canty, I of course I'll be hoping I'm totally wrong.

Has ANY ex-Cowboy done well in DC? I can't think of one.

Posted by: TheCork | February 4, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Larry Micheal says that ten players were signed to future contracts.

All of these guys have come through our practice squad at one time or another.
Micheal Grant DB
Marques Hagans WR
Issiah Ross OL
Reuben Riley OL
Tyson Smith LB

Haven't heard of these guys until today when news broke about Dorsey returning kicks in the CFL.
Zac Atterberry P
Jeremy Cain LS
Dominique Dorsey RB
Jonathon Evans FB
Dave Rayner K

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Let's assume (your assumption, zjfr2) top 4 OT's and Raji are drafted by #12. Let's also assume that Matthew Stafford is gone. And most mock drafts have Crabtree going to Seattle. That's 7. 5 more will also be gone... probably Curry, TE Pettigrew, CB Jenkins. The other 2 are real guesses. Could be Maualuga, Orakpo, Laurinaitis or WR Maclin. At 13, we should not take one of the DE's such as Everette Brown, Michael Johnson or Maybin. IF we are lucky, Sanchez will be selected before us, so one of those LB's will fall to us. I still think one of the top 4 OT's will be available.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 4, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Signing Cowboys is never a good idea.

It just feels WRONG.

Conversely, it didn't bother me at all when the Skins signed Ryan Clark from the Giants, or Anthony Mix.

By the way, I heard Mix was signed by the Buccaneers last week. I hope he gets a chance there. He seems like a good guy.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | February 4, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

"Chances are at LEAST three OT's, possibly four, will be off the board by the time the 'skins pick at 13. Maybe it's a GOOD thing being forced to take a leftover--but I would think a smart trade down makes more sense.

Posted by: TheCork | February 4, 2009"

Except for playing Samuels at RT with Jensen backing him up (salary cap issues there). I think the entire line needs to be replaced right now. Not sure how to do that ... but it has to be done somehow over the next 2 years.

Moving down, making trades to get more picks might make sense, but I would prefer they move up to get one of those premium OT's. Plus additional picks (2nd round) to get Mack. Mack plus one of the top 3 OT's would do the trick for this year. But you would still need a guard so I would keep drafting OT/OG further down into the draft. If Bugel thinks Rhinehart failed we are in deep, deep, deep trouble.

ON THE DL, he's expensive but Griffin can still play, so can Philips, they probably need another LB and perhaps resign Jason Taylor (unlikely at this point) but that can be done through FA I think. Go get a Raven's LB for criminy's sake. Bart Scott will do. You don't have to have a Suggs (albeit it would be nice).

Get the OL fixed to give Campbell a chance. Maybe sign the Redskins fan from Pittsburgh to back him up.

Now I'm sounding like a broken record, but I kind of think that is what folks are hearing at Redskins park. You can't do it with what they have now.

Posted by: periculum | February 4, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

cork, what does the past performance of Dallas players have to do with Canty?? They're completely unrelated.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Perc,

We could sign Gross and pick Orakpo at #13. Hell, we could sign three FA OLinemen and still draft Oher if he falls. I guess what I am trying to say is that yes, I do see pressure on opposing quarterbacks as a vital part of the game, one that may have won us a game or two. Same can be said about the OLine and keeping JC on his feet, which I am all for.

How many OLine changes do see coming before the '09 season? Sameuls/Kendall/Rabach/Thomas/Jansen - Who will and won't be starting next year on the line? The Redskins OLine mentality = Play the VETS!

It's not like it's a numbers game; we have plenty of young linemen..... we just never play them.

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

mattv, I think, even if they end up with Canty in FA, if the draft rolls around, and Orakpo is there at 13, you can't pass on a guy like that. I see HUGE potential in him. Strong, and fast, 2 things you want in a defensive end. I think he's going to be a player...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

YES you draft the 4th of 5th best OT or you draft Alex Mack the best center you keep drafting OL for all 4 picks.

WHY? Because what you suggest has been tried ... drafting much lower for OL and it hasn't worked.
FA hasn't really worked. Its really only been a band-aid not a solution.

If you don't fix the OL drafting Orakpo and Canty along with the ubiquitous massive signing bonuses makes ABSOLUTELY SENSE. STOP thinking DL or whatever ... my god you are like a broken record.

Who friggin cares if they don't get a zillion sacks as long as they get the job done. And they
did and they will, next year.

Meanwhile, you have to fix the OL through the draft. They need to get as many young potentials into camp as possible and work the bejesus out of them to make them starters.

OL-wan the jedi knights are our only hope.


Posted by: periculum | February 4, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse
The reason is simple. You don't have room for 4 additional OL's on roster.

You have about 10 slots on the 53 man squad. Samuels, Kendall(one of our better OL last year, probably should be resigned) Rabach, Thomas($9.5 against cap if cut) Heyer, Jansen(($6.2 against cap if cut), Rinehart(I'm not ready to give up on him yet). That's 8 of the 10.

With #13, we should get a starter if one of 4 top OT's are still there. If you trade down, should get a starting C/G with late round 1 pick.

With round 3 pick, we probably need an SLB. We can still get another OL late in the draft, but we don't need all 4 to be OL. And to quote you, "drafting much lower for OL and it hasn't worked" such as in rounds 5 & 6.

I think we need to stay medium and have a balanced draft. And don't forget that we may be able to pick up a starting G in FA.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 4, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

"We could sign Gross"

ugh...no thanks...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2009/02/michael_westbrook_fights_littl.html

got to laugh and cry to think how he was going to be our go to guy.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

mattv, I think, even if they end up with Canty in FA, if the draft rolls around, and Orakpo is there at 13, you can't pass on a guy like that. I see HUGE potential in him. Strong, and fast, 2 things you want in a defensive end. I think he's going to be a player...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse
BTG, I agree that even tho Canty is a Cowboy, he would be a great Skin. And i would sign him if the price is reasonable. I would rather have him than JT55, and he would probably cost us less.

But if we had him signed, I would pass on Orakpo, and address OL or LB with our first draft pick.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 4, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

here is what is going to happen in the offseason.

We pick up a DE and DT in the Free Angency. We are going to Draft Malcom Jenkins with the first pick and then trade Carlos rogers for a second round pick. With the second round we will take an OT.

and with our other three picks we will choose one OL and one DL and one OLB.

You guys are welcome in advance.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | February 4, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2009/02/michael_westbrook_fights_littl.html

got to laugh and cry to think how he was going to be our go to guy.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 1:43 PM

Is Michael Westbrook fighting little kids?

I think he enjoys it a little too much.

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Please take Canty and Carpenter. If you do, I myself will spring for the hot linament to rub on their lazy...boys.

But I ain't doing the rubbing.

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 4, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

smack, no thanks on Carpenter, he's all yours.

Whats your opinion on Canty?? I think in a new system, where he's not dealing with 2 guys every play he could be more effective.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

I like Canty, Bean, but he's never been a huge impact guy. I think he blocked an extra point once. He went to UVA after all, so how good can he be? His development was stunted from actually attending classes.

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 4, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

smack, thanks for the input on Canty. I think with his size, he can be effective in a 4-3. He anchors pretty well against the run...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I think he enjoys it a little too much.

Posted by: matthewvickers | February 4, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse


I think its not a kid but a guy who is like 18 inchs shorter. but I am not sure.

Posted by: alex35332 | February 4, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

"Last week, ESPN reported that the Titans would be willing to pay Haynesworth approximately $12 million per season, but, according to sources, no contract proposal had even been offered by Tennessee officials at the time."
from story in "The City Paper" from Nashville, 2/3/09.

Haynesworth said today that the Titans and he are not even on the same page in negotiations.

No matter, Haynesworth is definitely out of our range. End of story.

Posted by: frediefritz | February 4, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

fried, THANKFULLY, he's out of the Redskins range. Hopefully Gross, and Peppers are as well.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg | February 4, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone asked Ayatollah Goodell about the no-call on using the ball as a prop? Did the officials not see the incident? Seems if you're going to ride everyone's jock about it all year, it ought to be called in the biggest game of the year.

Posted by: SMACK1 | February 2, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

My understanding of the rules is that you can use the football in your end zone celebrations. Guys do it all the time, spiking it, spinning it on the ground whle dancing around it, etc., without penalty. Its using other props, e.g., cell phones, sharpies, cheerleaders' pom-poms, that will get you flagged and fined.

Posted by: rbpalmer | February 4, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

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