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Practice

Everyone but Thomas was out there who is on the active roster.

No new faces, though I would be surprised is Vincent isn't signed soon.

Vernon Fox was not taking part in special teams drills but instead working with the trainers on the side. With his groin injury I wonder if he will nbe the guy to go to make room for Vincent, as the Redskins could end up waiting a while to make a decision whether to put Randy in IR.

Daniels and Smoot were running around and seemed to be close to full go.

By Jason La Canfora  |  September 19, 2007; 5:12 PM ET
 
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good post

Posted by: skinsnumber1 | September 19, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Cmon back Randy.

Posted by: 1st | September 19, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

he Miami Dolphins, barring an unexpected rebound, are several years and multiple solid drafts away from being a contending team. The first two games this season have proven Miami cannot run the ball and cannot stop the run, which in football jargon means the Dolphins have zero chance to win many games. Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero suggested it might be time to dangle defensive end Jason Taylor as trade bait.

Salguero wrote: "So it simply makes sense for this team to dangle Taylor between now and Oct. 16 (NFL trading deadline), or, failing that, try to trade the face of their defense after this season. It is not only the smart thing, but also the right thing to do.''

Source: Miami Herald

WOULD LOOK GOOD IN A SKINS UNI.....

Posted by: no name | September 19, 2007 5:17 PM | Report abuse

What about putting Fox on IR and getting Vincent in?

Posted by: Anup | September 19, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

"WOULD LOOK GOOD IN A SKINS UNI....."

Sorry boyz Danny's is giving up trading our draft picks for Channukah.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Fox probably would be cut with Stoutmire there.

PIck him up if he passes through waivers and on to the practice squad.

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

And there was also this thing this morning -- and don't get me wrong, I love new York for a lot of reasons -- and maybe you saw the protest against this new Trump building, a 46-story monstrosity in SoHo that is being vehemently opposed -- but this morning when all I was tyring to do was get some zees, suddenly there was this shouting like right outside my freakin' hotel room window, and it did not stop. It went on and on and on and I was no able to get back to sleep. And they were actyually chanting "WAKE UP!" like Laurence Fishburne at the end of Spike Lee's "School Daze'

Now, I am generally aligned with those who would organize laborers, but waking me up with your chanting did not exactly make me sympathetic with your cause, you chooches!

Laurence Fishburne = Poop Deck Tobias

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 19, 2007 05:19 PM

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 19, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Jason Taylor - too old. Only if they'll take Lloyd, Brandon as part of the deal.

Slashin' Billy Slaughter

Posted by: bigfish | September 19, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

no name, there just are not a lot of big name player trades in the NFL these days. I like it, you know, dream big and all that, but a winged unicorn and a ham sandwich aren't going to get us Jason Taylor this season.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 19, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

We're talking about practice? Practice! Not a game... but Practice.

Iron Sam Roberts

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Newark Airport = Almost-Crazy Hidalgo Napier

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 19, 2007 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Boo Vagiants!
Go 'Skins!

Posted by: Big Murf | September 19, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Hooray for Smoot! I was gonna ask about him but forgot. Here's hoping we get our first TWO picks of the season against the Jints, whether thrown by Elisha or Lorenzo.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 19, 2007 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Peri -
If I understand what you're suggesting correctly, Fox or Stoutmire aren't eligible for the practice squad. If I recall correctly, no player with more than two years on an NFL roster is eligible. Both of those guys have a few more years on the odometer than that.

Posted by: Mike | September 19, 2007 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm hungry... I'm going to get a hamburger thats chARRRRRRRR broiled!

Iron Sam Roberts

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Later, skaters. Boarding now... cheers and salutations.

Onwards to 100k! I wanna see 250 more comments up here before I return!

And ahem...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 19, 2007 5:25 PM | Report abuse

70th Anniversary Uni > 75th Anniv. Uni

Posted by: SCSkinsFan | September 19, 2007 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Big props for Nate BHGO from the bARRRRRRRRR!!!

Slashin' Billy Slaughter

Posted by: bigfish | September 19, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Just had a co-worker (a real good ol' boy) come in and offer me tix to Sunday Gints game... my dad was supposed to come up and visit me this weekend and play golf. He's been trying to get up here (hburg) for 2 years running... Do I change plans on him and take him to the skins game? Off all the weekends.

Section 415... who's with me?

Iron Sam Roberts

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Play golf on Saturday and Skins game on Sunday.

Slashin' Billy Slaughter

Posted by: bigfish | September 19, 2007 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Dorf, what a problem to have! The golf course will still be there when he comes up again. Take him to the game!

Posted by: redskirt | September 19, 2007 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Dorf- Play golf with dad early, then come down and abide with him in Section 415 later, since it's a 4:15 start.

Posted by: 4-12 | September 19, 2007 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Nate, nice with the Spudgy. CMGO (cackling my guts out). The video of Spudgy getting a "drink in style" reminds me of a TD celebration by Chad Johnson or T.O. -- long wind up for nothing special. Also, the sleeping one makes him look like one of those narcoleptic goats.

Posted by: dcsween | September 19, 2007 5:31 PM | Report abuse

F the Nats BTW

Slashin' Billy Slaughter

Posted by: bigfish | September 19, 2007 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or do you wonder why the Redskins haven't made the 70th ani. uniform their alternate uniform like the Chargers with their powder blues.

Posted by: grimey1972 | September 19, 2007 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Spudgy - "Its a big ole goofy world" J. Prine

Posted by: Stumped | September 19, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Why do I get the sense that Nate will have the entire airplane singing HTTR by the time they pass over Ohio?

Posted by: 4-12 | September 19, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

making it happen

I'll keep y'all posted

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Spudgy was a disappointment. The fainting goats are a LOT funnier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we9_CdNPuJg

Posted by: SMACK | September 19, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

"If I understand what you're suggesting correctly, Fox or Stoutmire aren't eligible for the practice squad. If I recall correctly, no player with more than two years on an NFL roster is eligible."

Yeah you're right. Just wishful thinking. No, the one who is cut gets to go home and wait for the call.

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Any Dirty Jobs fans out there? The ep. with the fainting goats was awesome - fainting goats are a lot funnier!

Posted by: David | September 19, 2007 5:38 PM | Report abuse

"Is it just me or do you wonder why the Redskins haven't made the 70th ani. uniform their alternate uniform."

WTF (as someone here likes to say) THAT UNIFORM was designed by the ice cream man himself George Allen. EVERYONE said it was UGLY from the get-go. WTF is SNYDER thinking? EVERYONE wanted to bring back the burgundy jerseys with the khacki pants. And the way kewl spear on the helmet. NO FRICKIN' CIRCLE "K" with an "R". Looks like a damned liquor store chain.

It was embarrassing after the great Vince Lombardi coached the team. G. Allen had way too much control as ED Bennett Williams soon came to realize ... not to mention JKC. Those were also years with no GM. Ummmm not sure who is worst Snyder/Cerrato as GM or G. Allen. Hmmmm might have to pick Allen he did win.

SNYDER I shake my head ruefully ... so ruefully ...

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

When the Redskins play at Dorf Stadium their alternate unis will be the 70th anniversary jerzees. I swear it.

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

I think Madden 08 gave us a sneak peak of how ugly the throwback unis are.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4-12 | September 19, 2007 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Perc- calm down... 70th is the kewl spear.

75th is the nasty circle k liquor store uni

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 5:47 PM | Report abuse

"Perc- calm down... 70th is the kewl spear.

75th is the nasty circle k liquor store uni"

I DON'T CARE!!! Sell 'em at an open market in Mexico. DON'T PUT 'EM on the PRIDE OF OLD DC.

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 5:51 PM | Report abuse

They are there under that link to the other blog where Taylor discusses his anvil hair. The hair, YES. THOSE EYESORE UNI's NO!!!!
NOT AGAIN!

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 5:52 PM | Report abuse

The Madden 2008 "classic" and "alternate" unis are not the throwbacks they are using this year. The "alternates" on Madden are the 70th anniversary unis with the spears on the helmets.

The ones they are actually wearing this year are the mustard helmet witht he burgundy script R on the sides with a white jersey and mustard pants. Pretty ugly, but classic nonetheless. Nothing's uglier than those ridiculous things Pittsburgh wore this week anyway.

Posted by: Mike H. | September 19, 2007 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I wasn't alive back then... but they're fugly now. After the Steelers took gaff from everyone about their fugly throwbacks... I'm worried that a good W this weekend will be overshadowed by our liquor store unis. And if we lose (gasp) we can always just blame it on Brandon Lloyd...

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Someone call HOMELAND security. Tell them those UNI's were worn by renowned terrorists. Anything NOT THE UGLY ICE CREAM MAN UNIs ...

Its sooooo embarrassing ... we'd cringe and DALL-ass fans would laugh uproariously ...

SNYDER you dare create new nightmares for today's youth!!! Terrorist!

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, SMACK. How could I have been so forgetful. Nice of you.

Okay, where was I?


=======================


So what does Wade Phillips look like?

OH YEAH, I FORGOT--A GIANT BABY!!!

DON'T FORGET YOUR DIAPER, GIANT BABY!!!


COWBOYS LOOZERS, YOU KNOW YOUR COACH IS A GIANT BABY!! GIVE HIM HIS RATTLE AND BURP HIM!!!!!

Posted by: farstriker | September 19, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Okay .. everyone wears the kewl 6o's throwback UNI's and B LLOYD gets to wear the ice cream man circle "R" liquor uniform and play "tequila" while dispensing shots and cheerio bars.

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

On Madden too? OH NOOOOOOOOOOO .........

Billy the "K" wore the "R"
Sonny J wore the "R"
JC can wear the "R" too ...

Up from his coffin George's voice did ring,
Seems he was troubled by just one thing,
Opened the lid and shook his fist and said,
Whatever happened to my circle "R" butt ugly ice cream man uni's.

Its now the GHASH.
Its such an incredible SMASH.
Its now the GHASH.
Ugly uni's must get STASHED!
Its now the GHASH.
The Giants are laughing at the Pants!

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 6:02 PM | Report abuse

That's it... percs lost it. I'm leaving.

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Is there a link or something where you're getting your pirate names from?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2007 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Haven't seen it discussed but what does the blog think about McNabb's recent comments to HBO that black QB's are more criticized than white ones? Overall I think it's weak since QB's will always be the lightning rods for criticism if they're not playing well or their team is losing. Just ask Rex Grossman (he went to the SB last year for crying out loud), Peyton Manning before last year's SB, our own Mark Brunell, etc. That being said I think McNabb's been unfairly treated in Philly from day 1. He gets booed after the draft, he takes the team to 4 NFC title games and a SB, TO gives him crap and turns half the team against him, the local NCAAP guy rips him, Rush the doofus rips him, and then he tears an ACL and is given no grace period to get healthy as if he was a bum before the injury. Correct me if I'm wrong dc Eagles fans.

Posted by: skinswest | September 19, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Just did my pirate name.

Not sure if I'm comfortable being called Gorgeous Roger Morgan.

Posted by: kost52 | September 19, 2007 6:11 PM | Report abuse

"McNabb's recent comments to HBO that black QB's are more criticized than white ones? "

He obviously wasn't listening to Jaws talk about what happened to him when the drafted Randall Cunningham. I don't think anyone was more critcized than Billy Kilmer in DC. AND New Orleans and San Francisco for that matter! He of the lame duck passes. Unlike McNabb the guy had the heart of a lion a true winner. He didn't complain he just won. MCNABB needs to learn that.

I remember they started giving players back then the psych tests that are standard now. Kilmer was the best suited to be both a leader and a football player according to the results.


Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 6:11 PM | Report abuse

From the other day when the new broke:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3025308

Is McNabb becoming the Gary Sheffield of the NFL? Do we really need these comments right now? I'm pretty sure Rex Grossman isn't black. Last time I checked, Carr wasn't black. Joey Harrington's not black. Those 'dudes' (as Randy from American Idol would call them) get more criticism than anyone...

I know all is not fair and equal in the world and I don't want to be misunderstood up here, I just think McNabb should focus on his game and let his on field performance do the talking. No one wants to hear from a 0-2 QB that they're unfairly criticized. Win some games. Silence the boos.

Posted by: Dorf | September 18, 2007 10:50 AM

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Did you know?

When a Gibbs team starts 3-0 (he has done it 4 times), the team has advanced to the playoffs all four times, including two Super Bowl wins.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

Go Joe!

Posted by: SCSkinsFan | September 19, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

and now I'm really out of here... I'll check in around 10ish. Hopefully nate's dream of hundreds of comments happening during his flight are realized.

For Nate!

Captain Iron Sam Roberts abides

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 6:17 PM | Report abuse

In my opinion, McNabb had a few whiny moments since he and TO worked together. TO must have done some serious SJK to his self-esteem.

While I recognize that racism do exist, some issues are simply not about race just like this one. QBs are the most critized position in the NFL. Ask Rex Grossman and LBM. Last time I check their white.

Anyway, it's the iggles. They booded Santa who is also white.

Just my $0.02.

Posted by: Stop | September 19, 2007 6:17 PM | Report abuse

So Miss Teen South Carolina will end up laughing all the way to the bank. Is this a great country or what?

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=7089279

Posted by: 4-12 | September 19, 2007 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Haven't seen it discussed but what does the blog think about McNabb's recent comments to HBO that black QB's are more criticized than white ones?

McNabb needs to stop running his mouth and improve his play. Can't blame the Philly Phans for this. They loved him when he played well (as all fans do when their QB is good) and hate him when he stinks. He's turned into a perpetual whiner, first because they drafted a back-up, then when they let Trotter go, and now that he can't hit an open receiver.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 19, 2007 6:17 PM | Report abuse

skinswest - I guess it depends on who he was refering to when he said it. I don't think fans care, they just want results.

What if he was refering to Owners/Coaches? Carson Palmer does his knee, the Bengals trust he'll be right to come back, and don't do much as a back up plan. Daunte Culpepper does his knee, and gets traded before he even gets back on the field. Donavan McNabb does his knee, and they draft a young QB with their 1st pick.

Not saying I agree with him, but if thats what he meant, then I can see his point of view.

Posted by: kost52 | September 19, 2007 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Elisha Manning gets crushed by the NYC press. Brunell got hammered here. Rexy gets beat up constantly in Chicago. It's the nature of the QB position.

Posted by: 4-12 | September 19, 2007 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Gorgeous Roger Morgan. Hysterical. Hearing it in my head with the accent added (your accent, not my accent).

Posted by: 4-12 | September 19, 2007 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Cindy | September 19, 2007 6:25 PM | Report abuse

I don't care what they wear, as long as they beat the Jints. (well, no Cooley-toe shorts anyway)

Posted by: 4-12 | September 19, 2007 6:28 PM | Report abuse

ROcky's comments: we wear what the coach sez we wear.

Earlier quote from Gibbs: We let the players decide


So Danny decides so they can sell, sell, sell.

Posted by: Stumped | September 19, 2007 6:30 PM | Report abuse

good one 4-12, LMGO

Posted by: Stumped | September 19, 2007 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Just for the Ultimatum, I like the throw-back look.

Posted by: Stumped | September 19, 2007 6:34 PM | Report abuse

What happened to monday/tuesday morning H-Back??

Posted by: Jack | September 19, 2007 6:34 PM | Report abuse

I think I found Periculum down at the University of Florida.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaiWCS10C5s

Posted by: SCSkinsFan | September 19, 2007 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Elisha Manning gets crushed by the NYC press. Brunell got hammered here. Rexy gets beat up constantly in Chicago. It's the nature of the QB position.

Posted by: 4-12 | September 19, 2007 06:24 PM

That's what I was thinking. I actually like McNabb even though he's an iggle. Just don't agree with his take.

Posted by: skinswest | September 19, 2007 6:52 PM | Report abuse

God, I love this country. Talk Like a Pirate Day and Miss Teen SC redeems herself. We rock. I say we go bomb the hell out of an unsuspecting foreign land, just for SJKs and giggles.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 6:54 PM | Report abuse

WTEM's Jerry Coleman to Vincent as the lineman was leaving: "See ya back here?"

Vincent: "Don't count on it."

Just repeating what Coleman said on the radio.

Posted by: beyesn | September 19, 2007 6:56 PM | Report abuse

ATTENTION ALL HAMPSTERS!!!!!!

I was inspired by the earlier post by The Crickets to list the RI lingo so I started a Wiki that we can all work on that will become the living documentation of everything RI. I set up some pages and left stuff for evveryone to start filling in. All you need is to create a free login account and you can write, edit, add pages, embed video/pics/files/links. You can see what I started. This can be a club house to catalogue the growing folklore and give newbies a cheat sheet.

Link:

http://redskinsinsiders.wetpaint.com

so get crackin!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: chRIS Larry | September 19, 2007 6:56 PM | Report abuse

I say we go bomb the hell out of an unsuspecting foreign land, just for SJKs and giggles.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 06:54 PM

Diddy, problem is that there is no such thing as "an unsustpecting foreign land." They're all suspecting us.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 19, 2007 6:57 PM | Report abuse

WHoa!
Skintastic wiki CL

Posted by: Stumped | September 19, 2007 7:04 PM | Report abuse

t-e, maybe we should lay low for ten years or so and hug it out with everyone, throw them all for a loop, THEN bomb them. If only Elmo could run for President.

On another note...I don't know this Vincent guy from a lamppost, but every time I see his name, I keep thinking Troy Vincent, field goal blocker extraordinaire.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 7:06 PM | Report abuse

I think the throwback unis are sweet. God knows they are better than Pittsburgh's. Did you see their 75th anniversary look from this past weekend? The worst look I've ever seen on a football field, hands down. If you didn't see them, you'll get more than you can stomach roughly halfway through this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi-t6EbU3dE

Posted by: JustMe | September 19, 2007 7:07 PM | Report abuse

I think I referred to Pittsburgh's throwbacks as "Poop with mustard squirted all over it".

I'm in the camp that LOVES our 70th anniversary uniforms and is entirely ambivalent about the 75th anniversary uniforms.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 7:16 PM | Report abuse

> I think I found Periculum down at the University of Florida.

Nah, I'd be the one doing the "tasing" ... or didn't you know?
~evil smile~

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 7:17 PM | Report abuse

SCSkinsFan,

I know many in the LE community in Savannah and HIlton Head. They've got their eye on you ...

~evil cackle~

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Diddy,

You like circle "K" now don't you?


Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 7:20 PM | Report abuse


"http://blog.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2007/09/taylors_hair_and_the_new_unis.html#more"

Hey guys its the ice cream truck! Who wants ice cream!? WE ALL scream for ice cream ... especially the taser delite ...

~insane cackle cackle cackle~

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 7:22 PM | Report abuse


"http://blog.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2007/09/taylors_hair_and_the_new_unis.html#more"

Hey guys its the ice cream truck! Who wants ice cream!? WE ALL scream for ice cream ... especially the taser delite ...

~insane cackle cackle cackle~

Posted by: periculum | September 19, 2007 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stumped | September 19, 2007 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: E in VB | September 19, 2007 03:03 PM

Thanks E! Where is VB?

Posted by: 4th via Home Floor | September 19, 2007 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Peri, my friend, something strange is afoot at the Circle K.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 7:25 PM | Report abuse

SJK Myself! VA Beach?

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

What a strange, strange, strange day:

- Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Miss Teen SC redeems herself with a modeling contract from Donald Trump
- Marcia Clark is covering the OJ Trial (part 3) for "Entertainment Tonight"

What's next? Cats and dogs living together?

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Conference Call: Jason Campbell
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Site Staff
WarpathInsiders.com Sep 19, 2007

Jason Campbell answered questions today for the media about the upcoming Giants Game. Here is the transcript:

How do you feel about your team's chances going into the game against the Giants?

They are a tough football team right now, hungry, it is a division game and last year they beat us twice. It is definitely going to be a challenge this weekend. From my perspective, I think they are going to come in here and play their heart out and give us their best shot.

When you look at the Giants defense what are you seeing?

From week to week things can change and things can happen differently. I know last season we started out 0-2 and then all of a sudden things just began to change for a little while. Week to week things change and we understand that they are a dangerous team right now because of that and you don't know what to expect from them on Sunday. We just have to come out and play our game and do things that we do best because we know that we are going to get their best shot. They have a strong leader, Antonio Pierce, in the middle playing middle linebacker. We know that he is going to get the guys around him to rally around him and step up and make plays.

Given that the Giants have had trouble containing tight ends over the first two weeks, how does that affect your connection with Chris Cooley?

Cooley is a great receiver for us, definitely, most definitely, but at the same time when you are dropping back as a quarterback the one thing you don't want to do is get held up and try to throw the ball to certain guys based on what their defense has done the week before or two weeks before. The one thing you have to do as a quarterback is to drop back, read coverages, and throw the ball to the open guy; the guy that is getting open for you. It is not a thing where you go into a game and feel like you have to give the ball to a certain guy because of things that have happened in the past. When I approach a game I take everything one play at a time. Whatever the defense gives you is what you take.

What are you seeing from the Giants' defensive front?

I have all the respect in the world for Strahan and those guys. Strahan is a guy who has been in the league for a long time. I think right now it is just a tough situation that they are in at this point. Like I said, the NFL is a long season, things can turn in a minute and things can change in a minute. Right now we are sitting 2-0 but we hadn't been getting any attention before that and right now with the attention that we are getting, we aren't trying to listen to all of it or take it as our perspective. We understand that we are still a football team and try to get better ourselves and continue to work on the things that we need to work on.

Are you guys more of a running team this year?

We are closer to being balanced. The two backs that we have kind of lean more towards the run because of the guys that we have and the guys that we have up front doing the blocking, but at the same time we also throw the ball quite a bit. At the same time you just have to continue to stay focused and whatever plays the coach calls we try to go out there and run it to the fullest. We probably have leaned more to the run in the last two games.

You had a good second half in the last game of the season in 2006 against the Giants. How much did that help you going into the off-season?

It helped me out a lot. To have the opportunity to play those last seven games last season was huge because it gave me the opportunity to see what the NFL and the speed was like. It is totally different watching it on the sidelines than actually performing on the field. When you are able to be in there the one thing you can't teach at the NFL level is experience, so to have the opportunity to get out there and get some experience and being able to play in those division games was huge because that is one thing you don't learn on the sidelines or taking notes. To have the opportunity to play the Giants last year and the Eagles, playing against all the division opponents, really gave me an opportunity to see what I need to improve on in the off-season to help get me over the edge and help my team.

Do you think the time you sat and watched before you played helped your development?

Yes, I would say so. You come in as a rookie quarterback and there are a lot of things going on in your head; the most important thing is trying to build chemistry with your teammates. You are trying to get situated with the community, you are trying to find a home, then you are trying to find furniture, and a lot of those things you are trying to do at the same time. My rookie year having the opportunity to sit and watch Mark (Brunell) perform helped me out a lot. Of course, I wanted to play because of the competitive nature on the inside of me. Coming off of an undefeated season at Auburn, any competitor always wants to play, but at the same time I understood my situation and the best thing for me, because I was trying to find a home and get situated. Once I was named the starter those were things I didn't have to worry about because they were already taken care of. All the things off the field and all the things of getting along with teammates, getting to know everyone, I already knew everyone so I was able to just focus on playing football.

Are you happy with your furniture selection?

Yeah I am pretty happy. It is just like anything else. Everything gets old after a while and you want to change up.

Why did you guys seem to tone down your expectations coming into this year?

We did it because we felt like last season after coming off the playoff season before outsiders said we probably just didn't work as hard as we did the year before. They probably thought we could just show up and win games and that wasn't the case. My last year we lost at least five games by three points or less and we just wanted to say, 'what is it that we need to do to win those games, turn those losses into wins this season?' Ever since then we just have more chemistry as a team this year. There is just more chemistry right now as a whole unit, as a whole team, and we just feel like we have a better mind about ourselves. We feel like we just want to change everything, 5-11 didn't sit well with anyone last year, we all felt bad about it. Coach Gibbs, with his legacy that he has, we definitely didn't want him to have a legacy of having a 5-11 team so that really didn't sit well with any of the guys this season and it made us come back as a stronger team. To be honest with you, I think the one thing that it did for us last year was to humble us as a team.

Do you guys know what to expect this year after starting 2-0 and still having some question marks?

We are 2-0 but at the same time we are just like any other team. We are improving week to week. The more that we play together the better that we become. I feel we continue to grow in a lot of areas: offensively, defensively, and special teams, but there are still a lot of plays that we can still hit and get better at. That is the whole object of the game, the one thing that you want to do is grow from week to week and get better, and you don't want to sit back. We are headed in the right direction right now, we are doing all the things that we need to be doing, but like any other team we still have a lot of things we need to do to improve.

What kind of a guy is Chris Cooley?

Chris Cooley is an outstanding guy. He is a very competitive guy. He comes to practice every day; he probably is one of the hardest players on the team. He doesn't take reps off in practice. He will go the whole practice without probably sitting out a play. He is one of those guys that comes to work with the mentality everyday to get better and he understands that the more that he runs a route or the more that he catches balls, the better opportunity that he has to be successful. The more he is running a route you can get a feel for it. He definitely is an outstanding guy to come to work with every day and is an outstanding team player. He is very unselfish when he is out there on the field. When we played Miami he caught one pass and he said, 'don't even worry about it,' as long as we win the game that is all that matters to him is getting a W. He said his catches would come later on. Any time you have an unselfish player, a team player, like that, it goes a long ways.

He is not the kind of guy that is going to be waving at you downfield and getting frustrated if the ball doesn't come his way?

No, he won't get frustrated he will just come back to the huddle and be like, 'Jay be alert. Next time we run this play or get this certain kind of coverage just be alert that I might have an opportunity to be open.' It is nothing like anything where he throws his hands up or he cusses at me. Sometimes a quarterback is going to make throws and a receiver is not going to be where they are supposed to be and they drop passes, sometimes they are going to be where they are supposed to be and the ball doesn't get to them like it should. That is all part of the game but you don't get frustrated at each other, you just keep a level head about it and just move on.


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Posted by: 4th via Home Floor | September 19, 2007 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Let the word go forth, from this time and place, that the single best interview question in Jason Campbell's young career is: "Are you happy with your furniture selection?"

Please tell me this wasn't JLaC or J3.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Conference Call: Joe Gibbs
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Joe Gibbs answered questions today for the media about the upcoming Giants Game. Here is the transcript:

Q: How do you feel about your tight end, Cooley? What kind of person is he; what kind of demeanor does he have?

A: He is a fun guy - he has great sense or humor. He's always kind of got something going on at practice - he wears different kinds of socks and shoes and pants. He is always jerking around with people. I think he is kind of loosey-goosey. So he is one of those kinds of guys. But one of the things that I appreciate most about him is that he has never missed a practice since he has been here. He is one of our leaders and one of our playmakers.

Q: When you see what the Giants have done the last couple of games where the tight ends have been very effective against them - do you have to be careful not to sort of just call every play as a pass to Cooley?

A: I don't think you can do that and I think what we are talking about is a team with a lot of the same players last year that beat us twice. And so I think up there we couldn't scratch a lick against them at their place. Down here they handled us at our place. I think for our football players and for our coaching staff, we have nothing but great respect for them. We know what this is going to be. And I don't think there is any one thing that you could say that I would say that we would be leaning towards. I think you have to be totally balanced and try and play a good game all the way across the board for us. This is a team that has been real tough against us.

Q: How has the development of your quarterback been?

A: He is young, of course. I think last year, getting him in there for the last six games - he played against some real good defenses and he played in tough environments on the road. I thought that was good for him. And I think this year, he is a young guy, but he had made his mistakes like a lot of young guys do, but I think he is also improving week by week and we see some good things there. We like everything about him. He worked extremely hard in the offseason. He was in the meeting room every day. He worked hard on the field. He is somebody that we think - we have a lot invested in.

Q: How has it been balancing the carries between Portis and Betts and managing those two guys, who obviously probably want to carry 25 times a game?

A: Actually those two guys have kind of been that way from 3 ½ years ago. Clinton has probably got the most respect for Betts. He thinks the world of him. Both of them are real good teammates. Both of them kind of realize that by keeping them fresh it takes a load off of just one guy. .... Awful tough, I think, for one guy to carry the load. And so most of the teams down the stretch last year had two running backs that were in the playoffs. But I think these two guys really cooperated with each other and you will kind of see them - they will turn to the sideline. They have no problem signaling for the other guy to come in if they get winded or hit particularly hard. And they will call on the other guy. And I think it is their friendship there. And I think that they are real good teammates adds to our football team.

Q: Are they pretty much interchangeable or do you have packages for each guy?

A: No, they are pretty much - I think they are both similar type runners. We don't major in one thing with the other and I think they both get real comfortable with anything that we have.

Q: '05 and '06 seem to have been very different seasons for you team. Did you know what to expect coming into this year?

A: I think in the NFL you never know what to expect. Some of our best football seasons have been followed by disasters. '87 when we went to a Super Bowl and won it and '88 we had a nightmare. It was our worst season from our go-around when I was here before. Then, of course, last year was just a real, real tough thing for us to live through. It was strictly on me. I felt bad for our owner, our fans, and everybody suffered through an extremely tough year. We got off to a horrible start in preseason and it stayed with us almost all of the way through the year. It's ..... here - it swings from year to year. It swings from week to week. Now some weeks you see somebody score 10 points, the next week they score 51. This thing can go anywhere at any time and I think it is week to week. It's a full-blown war and you have 16 battles in there and you don't know how they are going to go or who is going to make plays and who is not going to make plays. A lot of things can change your football team from injuries. So I think the NFL is extremely close right now. It is hard to predict from week to week what is going to happen.

Q: So the Giants defense is going to look like the Bear defense?

A: I think that what we have - I would say this - here is what you have to be aware of - I know the Giants attitude right now, I know how they are going to come down here, and I have, from last year, bad experiences against the Giants. They kicked our rear and I know what to expect. I think I know what kind of Giant team is coming down here. And I know a lot of those players and have been up against a lot of those players. We have great respect for them and I think we know what kind of game this is going to be.

Q: Why isn't Tony Stewart signed for 2008 yet?

A: Because he wants more money. I made a big mistake down there. I became the owner. That's not the place you want to be. We win a race each weekend and the driver gets half and the race team gets half. I pay 440 people to work on the race cars and they pay four people to fly their jets and drive their motor homes. That's how stupid I am. That's how stupid I am - a PE major. I flunked the test on that one. Hopefully we will get things worked out with him.


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Posted by: 4th via Home Floor | September 19, 2007 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Expanded Roles for Moss, Ross
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Tom Coughlin admitted that "perhaps" there would be some lineup changes this week. It appears that those moves start with second-year WR Sinorice Moss and rookie CB Aaron Ross.

Moss will be deep as the primary kick returner on Sunday in Washington, replacing promising rookie Ahmad Bradshaw, who had a costly fumble last week against the Packers.

"I'm really looking forward to it," Moss said.

And Ross, who got some first-team reps during Wednesday's practice, will at least receive some snaps with the first-team defense, if not start, Sunday.

"We want to continue to accelerate him," Coughlin said. "Get him involved as much as we can; get him involved more. But then, of course, he has to hold up his end of the deal."

"If that happens, that'll be a blessing," Ross said of joining the starting 11. "If it comes, it comes."

Coughlin also stated that he was pleased with the recovery of RB Brandon Jacobs.

"He is coming along well," he said. "He feels good. If you didn't know differently, you would have him out there."


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Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

The "R" helmet was designed by Lombardi, not Allen. It was Allen who brought in the current design. When I was a kid I loved that "R" helmet. Just loved it. And I don't care what anyone says, I still do.

Posted by: Jeff | September 19, 2007 7:39 PM | Report abuse

What did they wear before Lombardi?

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 7:55 PM | Report abuse

A history of Skins helmets:

http://www.helmethut.com/skinsdept.html

Posted by: JustMe | September 19, 2007 7:55 PM | Report abuse

"Couldn't scratch a lick?"

LMGO

Posted by: kost52 | September 19, 2007 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Huff/Sonny helmets are tight.

Posted by: SCSkinsFan | September 19, 2007 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Just reading the www.postgameheroes.com review of the game. It's interesting they give The Receiver quite a bit of credit for his run blocking. Show's he's trying I guess.

Posted by: kost52 | September 19, 2007 8:05 PM | Report abuse

***Soccer Post***

Kost, (I'll refrain from calling you Gorgeous) how about the Arsenal! Toyed with Tottenham, smacked Seville, and now Thierry says we're better without him. Well I could have told him that. Arsene is signed, Cesc is amazing, Eduardo is scoring.

And fantasy is going pretty well for our teams eh?

Posted by: SMACK | September 19, 2007 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat,

Why didn't you tell us you were escorted from the home opener??!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM7apFis3dk&mode=related&search=

"Hit 'em with a stick!"

Posted by: SCSkinsFan | September 19, 2007 8:12 PM | Report abuse

*pokes the blog with a stick*

Posted by: SCSkinsFan | September 19, 2007 8:34 PM | Report abuse

From that helmet site, "[Lombardi] wanted to bring the prestige and look of his championship Packers to the Washington Redskins."

That explains the yellow.

Very interesting...I might end up spending the rest of the day trolling through that site.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 8:39 PM | Report abuse

*kick* "Barely breathing"

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I would make a crash cart reference if I were a "Grey's Anatomy" fan (which I'm, uh, not...no, seriously, I'm not...really, no...ok, I watch it from time to time)...

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 8:43 PM | Report abuse

"Charges Dismissed Against Md. Mother

By KRISTEN WYATT
The Associated Press
Wednesday, September 19, 2007; 6:45 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Charges were dropped Wednesday against a woman accused of killing her newborn child in 2004 and keeping other sets of fetal remains around her home.

Prosecutor Joel Todd asked a grand jury Wednesday to dismiss the murder charges against Christy Freeman, said Barry Neeb, an Ocean City Police spokesman.
"
Sorry to interject, but this is one of the most ridiculous shabingus I have ever heard....

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Cindy really ought to get J3 to write a story about the history of the throwback uniforms. The Lombardi/Packers connection is actually really, really interesting.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 8:45 PM | Report abuse

SMACK - I know it's early, but boy it's exciting! Nobody gave us a chance this year! And when you take out Lehmann, we haven't done too much else wrong!

Posted by: kost52 | September 19, 2007 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Arsene Wenger = Pirate Bill Walsh

okay I made that one up

Posted by: SMACK | September 19, 2007 8:59 PM | Report abuse

CL, awesome work on the RI wiki.

http://redskinsinsiders.wetpaint.com/

Posted by: farstriker | September 19, 2007 9:07 PM | Report abuse

When I hit the join button, I'm getting no response...

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Yo I am going to keep harpin on this but I started a RI wiki to collect the Jibba Jabba folklore....

My main man Farstriker is already rockin it!!!

http://redskinsinsiders.wetpaint.com/

Join, write, edit build!!!!!!

Posted by: chris larry | September 19, 2007 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Just tried it again on my Mac, 4th, and it's working for me. . . .

Posted by: farstriker | September 19, 2007 9:15 PM | Report abuse

4th email me your email and Iwill invite you...but join should work

chrislarry at nyc . rr. com

Posted by: chris larry | September 19, 2007 9:16 PM | Report abuse

sent

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

CL--The way farstriker has struck there's nothing left to be writ down. Even if I could have writed everything he did, I couldn't have wrote it as well. He's on a mission.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 19, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

SJK me! I couldn't join 'cause I had a sace in my user name. I'm on now!

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious exchange from that JC presser posted above (by 4th via Home Floor, 7:29 pm):


Question: When you look at the Giants defense what are you seeing?


Jason's answer: "From week to week things can change and things can happen differently."


Translation: "I can't believe how much the Giants defense sucks."

Posted by: farstriker | September 19, 2007 9:22 PM | Report abuse

TE:

There is plenty! Many of those pages I just created to be filled in later.....

Lots of links to add, videos to embedd, RSS feeds to collect...dream it...build it!

Posted by: chris larry | September 19, 2007 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Nice 4th, Kosty, TE!

Posted by: chris larry | September 19, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Now when ever someone ask a question (what is SJK?) we can always tell them:

You don't ask these questions here. Please go here ( http://redskinsinsiders.wetpaint.com/page/RI+Lingo ) 1st before you come with any Shabingus..........

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 9:32 PM | Report abuse

wow, we've reached a new level of nerdiness up here...

okay, since you hamsters are my most trusted liaisons to the outside world (can we start spelling hamsters right? No P! No p!) I digress...

what is the deal with the florida student that got tasered? The WaPo video only showed the ending and have a feeling the perspective I saw wasn't the whole story (the WaPo wouldn't do that to me, would it?) anyway, I need the skinny before I go to bed.

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, it says the username "P_Diddy" is taken...

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 9:44 PM | Report abuse

It was on fox5 newz last night, but I don't have the complete story either/.....

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm onboard, nice work CL.

Posted by: kost52 | September 19, 2007 9:47 PM | Report abuse

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/video/14149499/index.html

Apparently he was acting like an SJK-hole. This piece is pretty funny, but I don't think he deserved to be tasered. He just wanted to ask a million questions and wouldn't leave the podium.

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 9:50 PM | Report abuse

R U drunk yet kost?

Posted by: 4th | September 19, 2007 9:52 PM | Report abuse

I just have to say again that farstriker's ballads are absolutely, positively brilliant. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 19, 2007 9:54 PM | Report abuse

ARRR Me acted like an SJK-hole once and me captain cut me eye out with his hook.

Yeah... I just saw a longer version of the video... complete dbag and was being completely unreasonable... Either way, its bad PR for cops, politicians and the freedom of speech. This stuff really polarizes people and unfortunately people don't really look for answers more than they just look to get angry at things they don't have the full story on.

Well, I'm off to bed... crickets and lurkers, get to work on the magnum dorkus that is the wiki page. I look forward to seeing the progress.

Iron Sam Roberts abiding

(pirates never really abided)

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 9:58 PM | Report abuse

4th - haha Nah, I'm at work mate. Kidneys are a bit sore today though, I'm hoping it's basketball related.

Posted by: kost52 | September 19, 2007 10:01 PM | Report abuse

I like how the CNN reporter was like "Don't call the police officer 'bro'."

Dude, apparently, is okay.

Posted by: Dorf | September 19, 2007 10:04 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Anonymous | September 19, 2007 10:13 PM | Report abuse

CL--Okay I've done my bit. I had some ideas I was saving for a guest blog, but I never could get it together. I've laid them out on your Wiki for others to improve and complete -- cliches we're tired of; who you can never criticize and who you can always criticize. I also put up Meg's Blog FAQs which always seemed interesting.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 19, 2007 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Fred Smoot was running around? Are we sure he wasn't just backing off the receiver 20 yards?

Posted by: Jazzi | September 19, 2007 11:07 PM | Report abuse

yellow helmet? circle R?

The Lombardi-designed uniform, inspired by the Packers' uniform; he didn't live to see it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 20, 2007 3:15 AM | Report abuse

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