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Preseason Opponents Set (Update 2)

Opponents for each week of the preseason schedule have just been released by the NFL in conjunction with the national TV schedule for preseason. So far, only two dates/times are definitive for the Skins.

Week 1 -- Aug. 13
Washington at Baltimore 7:30 p.m. (Ch. 4, Comcast)

Week 2 -- Aug. 20-24
Pittsburgh at Washington (Ch. 4, Comcast)

Week 3 -- Aug. 28
New England at Washington, 8 p.m. (CBS)

Week 4 -- Sept. 3-4
Washington at Jacksonville (Ch. 4, Comcast)

The overall national TV schedule, with all games at 8 p.m.:

Aug. 9 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Buffalo vs. Tennessee 8
Aug. 13 Arizona at Pittsburgh
Aug. 17 Carolina at New York Giants
Aug. 20 Philadelphia at Indianapolis
Aug. 21 Tennessee at Dallas
Aug. 24 New York Jets at Baltimore
Aug. 27 Miami at Tampa Bay
Aug. 28 New England at Washington
Aug. 29 San Diego at Atlanta
Aug. 30 Chicago at Denver
Aug. 31 Minnesota at Houston
...
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Thank God it's not the regular season.

Posted by: jandlml | March 30, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Brutal

Posted by: jogill | March 30, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

my hopes for a preseason championships have been reduced after seeing the schedule

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Peri,

"Saying that Wash is still a top LB means you need to wakeup, JT's money alone covered the cost of AH this year.

Jansen will be cut next year and clear up over 2mil.

Springs got a gig no doubt but I guarantee he plays no more then 6-7 games.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 30, 2009"

Look up the record with MWASH and Springs in the games ... or just SPRINGS and then COME BACK and feed that horse hockey ...

SPRINGS played in NINE games and if he hadn't been in those games they would surely have a much higher position in the draft right now.

Wynn in that locker room will not command the same respect that an MWASH and Springs did. Neither will Haynesworth initially.

They really needed to get a guy like Suggs to replace MWash. That type of player does not exist in this years draft. Possibly Orapko but like McIntosh has knee problems already!!! Another IR candidate.

Ayers might be a good candidate at DE.

There best pick with the paucity of picks would be to somehow land Andre Smith for the OL. That guy could make a huge difference both in the running game and in pass protection.

After him the players they need are risks best taken in the 2nd or 3rd round.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Good it will be a good test for the team, the third game where your starters play most of the game is against NE.

That will show how ready this team is.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 30, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Good measuring sticks for the 1st team offense...see if Jansen or Heyer or (draft pick?) can actually pass-protect 1 on 1.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | March 30, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

DuhOh ... I meant to say Their instead of There .. what a dolt.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas On reports that he came in last season out of shape:

Thomas: "When it really boils down to it, the NFL is a different shape you've gotta be in. That's point blank, period. I felt like coming in I was in good shape, you know, I was in better shape than I'd normally be in, but for the NFL, I probably wasn't ready. I probably needed to do more.

"And, you know, that showed in not being able to pass the conditioning test. But that's something I had to learn with that, and I definitely learned that, like, 'Man, I've gotta do more, like even extra.'

"And I think that played a role in it. Then the preseason came and I pulled a hammy, but that was just due to working hard in the practices and overexerting myself.

On this year's conditioning test:

Thomas: "Oh, man, I'm down here with John [Hastings], our weight room guy, all the time, just getting ready for it, whatever it is. If it's the same test or not, I'm gonna make sure I'm ready for it."

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

The pre-season schedule looks really tough ... glad its not the beginning of the regular season.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

ESPN is reporting that the skins are taking a hard look at Sanchez at 13. I hope this is just a half assed attempt to get someone like the Jets to trade up...Here we go again.

Washington Redskins
Skins targeting Sanchez at No. 13?
Although needs along the offensive and defensive lines are more prevalent for the team this offseason, it's beginning to look like the Washington Redskins could be ready to invest the No. 13 pick in the NFL draft on Mark Sanchez.

During the initial few days of McJaygate, Redskins coach Jim Zorn indicated that the team did not have interest in trading for Jay Cutler, and Vinny Cerrato, the team's executive vice president of football operations, echoed that sentiment, telling the Washington Times that "Jason [Campbell] is going to be our quarterback this season."

But it's important to note the final two words in that statement. The Redskins may want to give Campbell one more chance this season while at the same time setting themselves up with his replacement in Sanchez. According to Pro Football Weekly, the team has put the USC quarterback through a private workout already, and is now in the process of performing due diligence.

While it would certainly make sense to draft a talented successor in Sanchez, the Skins might be in a tough spot if Andre Smith or Michael Oher are still on the board. Either man would be a major upgrade for the team at left tackle; alternatively, veteran Jon Jansen could slide to left tackle and Smith or Oher could dominate from the right side of the line. One player who probably hopes the team elects to boost the offensive line in the draft is Clinton Portis. Although Portis finished 2008 as the league's fourth-leading rusher with 1,487 yards, it took him 342 carries to get there. The 4.3 average yards per carry is in line with what he's produced as a member of the Redskins, but a far cry from the 5.5 yards per carry he averaged in his two seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 30, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

"And I think that played a role in it. Then the preseason came and I pulled a hammy, but that was just due to working hard in the practices and overexerting myself."

Hey flouder Thomas is a lot younger than MWash an d Springs ... maybe he should have been cut for "being always injured" ... not a very good impression to make for a high pick rookie.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

"And I think that played a role in it. Then the preseason came and I pulled a hammy, but that was just due to working hard in the practices and overexerting myself."

Hey flounder Thomas is a lot younger than MWash an d Springs ... maybe he should have been cut for "being always injured" ... not a very good impression to make for a high pick rookie.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Bean. The only thing it seems RI can agree on are the kids....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 30, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Wynn in that locker room will not command the same respect that an MWASH and Springs did. Neither will Haynesworth initially.


Completely agree. Wynn will command more respect.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 30, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"...alternatively, veteran Jon Jansen could slide to left tackle..."

That's the best joke I've heard in years. Did they forget about our Pro-Bowl LT Chris Samuels?

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | March 30, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

While it would certainly make sense to draft a talented successor in Sanchez, the Skins might be in a tough spot if Andre Smith or Michael Oher are still on the board. Either man would be a major upgrade for the team at left tackle; alternatively, veteran Jon Jansen could slide to left tackle and Smith or Oher could dominate from the right side of the line. One player who probably hopes the team elects to boost the offensive line in the draft is Clinton Portis. Although Portis finished 2008 as the league's fourth-leading rusher with 1,487 yards, it took him 342 carries to get there. The 4.3 average yards per carry is in line with what he's produced as a member of the Redskins, but a far cry from the 5.5 yards per carry he averaged in his two seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 30, 2009 1:28 PM |

This guy saying that Jansen could move to LT, makes his whole article BS in my mind. He doesn't know sh!t about football, the LT is your more athletic T.

More BS from ESPN do another article on your but buddy's the Cowgirls, and shut up about my team.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 30, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

"Completely agree. Wynn will command more respect.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 30, 2009"

Okay let's wait and compare how many games an MWash and Spring get for them compared to when Daniels (who is signing this week) and Wynn get them.

Unless they trade for more reasonably high picks and make some really canny choices they will have a great deal of trouble winning any games in their own division next year. And that is at the heart of going to the playoffs and having a good season.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Completely agree. Wynn will command more respect.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 30, 2009 1:33 PM |

Yes he will, and Thomas being injured and two old guys being injured is a touch different but keep up the good work Peri.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 30, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Flounder, I thought that bit about Jansen moving to the left side was funny. Did Samuels just up and disappear?

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 30, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

FROM THE BEAST BLOG ON ESPN:

When Taylor kept saying that what had been reported in Washington wasn't accurate, AFC East blogger Tim Graham asked for clarification.

"I don't want to say anything bad about Dan [Snyder], the organization," Taylor said. "They were great to work with. We sat down here in Miami and I told him point blank I didn't want to steal from him; I didn't want to go up there and take the eight-and-a-half-million dollars and not be productive. It wasn't fair. I took a lot of heat last year for the lack of productivity, and the injuries and what not, but after you play in a certain system and a certain situation for 11 years, and make the Pro Bowl six times, then go up and they tell you now play the other side, it doesn't always work that way. We couldn't find that mix last year, and I didn't want to go through that whole thing again, personally or on the team side. I just didn't think it was fair to Dan."

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | March 30, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

"...alternatively, veteran Jon Jansen could slide to left tackle..."

That's the best joke I've heard in years. Did they forget about our Pro-Bowl LT Chris Samuels?

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | March 30, 2009"

I think they mean as a backup to Samuels which of course will never happen. He will stay on the right and Samuels could shift over there ahead of him on the depth chart.

Andre' Smith, like Dockery, is one of Chris Samuel's boys. He wants to be like Samuels. Comes from the same school. With 4 tackles like Samuels, Smith. Jansen, and Heyer they will be set at that position for the next year or two.

Guards and centers are still an issue.

As are REAL replacments for Springs and MWash, plus the hole at LDE. Now apparently to be filled by the tandem of Philip Daniels and Whynn.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Vinnie lies again:

"Said Taylor: 'I'm playing football. I guarantee that. I don't know where it's going to be. It might in Canada, it might be over in Europe somewhere. But I'm playing ball. I have a passion for the game. Everyone questions commitment and all this other crap that's out there and that I left D.C. because I didn't want to work out. That couldn't be further from the truth.'"

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Re: JT's comments.

With each comment he permulates about Washington. I really regret us getting him. I was on board up to the point he rebuffed coming in for Offseason workouts.

Vinny told him from the start he'll be playing the other side and he and his agent agreed. So now he renegs?

Class Act, indeed.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 30, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Vinnie lies again:

"Said Taylor: 'I'm playing football. I guarantee that. I don't know where it's going to be. It might in Canada, it might be over in Europe somewhere. But I'm playing ball. I have a passion for the game. Everyone questions commitment and all this other crap that's out there and that I left D.C. because I didn't want to work out. That couldn't be further from the truth.'"

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:45 PM |

OK so it has to be Vinny lying not JT, who by the way is looking for another team to play for. He has much more reason to lie then Vinny who has a job.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 30, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

The line about JJ says it all. Not worth much in the credibility deptartmen

Posted by: alex35332 | March 30, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Who do we Draft?

Rey Maualuga

or

Michael Oher

If both are available, close your eyes and
pick one.

We need a right tackle, right now

But when you have an opportunity to
dominate on one side of the ball then
you must go for it.

Drafting Maualuga and signing Daniels will
make us the best defense in the NFC and it
won't even be close.

Bottom line is that we need both, but Maualuga is an impact player and we all know how Snyder can't resist

So if he is there....

That's our pick

Posted by: rhowze | March 30, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

ESPN is such a joke, really, the Redskins are going to draft Sanchez, right, wow.

Hasn't springs been replaced by Hall, or are we still in fantasy land??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 30, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

FROM THE BEAST BLOG ON ESPN:

When Taylor kept saying that what had been reported in Washington wasn't accurate, AFC East blogger Tim Graham asked for clarification.

"I don't want to say anything bad about Dan [Snyder], the organization," Taylor said. "They were great to work with. We sat down here in Miami and I told him point blank I didn't want to steal from him; I didn't want to go up there and take the eight-and-a-half-million dollars and not be productive. It wasn't fair. I took a lot of heat last year for the lack of productivity, and the injuries and what not, but after you play in a certain system and a certain situation for 11 years, and make the Pro Bowl six times, then go up and they tell you now play the other side, it doesn't always work that way. We couldn't find that mix last year, and I didn't want to go through that whole thing again, personally or on the team side. I just didn't think it was fair to Dan."

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who


Oh yeah, and the money thing. Exactly how would the Skins be under the cap if they hadn't let him go? They can only afford vet minimum guys now, even with Taylor gone.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

"Phillip Daniels gets injured on the first day of training camp, and you have to trade two draft picks so the guys on the team still feel good, feel like they have a chance, can get some confidence? I mean, all the talking heads seemed in favor, but more for the Redskins to acquire a pass-rushing defensive end, rather than to help the heartbroken team feel like it still had a chance in this cruel, cruel world.

In any case, with Ivan Carter having left The Post for CSN, I'd like to request a trade for Chick Hernandez, so that those of us left behind feel like we still have a chance."

Or maybe we could trade Vinnie and a draft pick for Osborne of the Ravens to make the team and fans feel like they still have a chance.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

4.4 earthquake out here in San Jose. Now your up to date.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

peri,

Who is to say that Taylor is not trying to save face? Between his release because of the inclusion of the workout clause and the dancing with the stars fiasco, teams probably think his heart isnt in the game anymore. I think it has been well documented that he neglected to sign the workout clause that would have him be present for 75% of their offseason workouts.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 30, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

"Oh yeah, and the money thing. Exactly how would the Skins be under the cap if they hadn't let him go? They can only afford vet minimum guys now, even with Taylor gone.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009"

They would still be under the cap. Just barely enough for the rookie pool. No Wynn or Daniels. No new punter. Perhaps no Dockery ... but I think that would have still worked out.

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I cant trust Vinny or Taylor in that discussion. Probably both are lying.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 30, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

"4.4 earthquake out here in San Jose. Now your up to date.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009"

Didn't feel it here in SLO. Hmmm wonder how things are out at the nearby earthquake capital Parkfield? That big eruption up in Alaska 'pears to be a sign of some new activity ...

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

PTen (Paul Tenorio) says the preseason "opener" at Baltimore is tentatively set for 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 13.
Note that the time is what's tentative, not the date.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | March 30, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Taylor's release was about the money. Nothing more than that. Still hoping he signs with the Pats so my longshot prediction from January comes true

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

peri,

"Who is to say that Taylor is not trying to save face? Between his release because of the inclusion of the workout clause and the dancing with the stars fiasco, teams probably think his heart isnt in the game anymore. I think it has been well documented that he neglected to sign the workout clause that would have him be present for 75% of their offseason workouts.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 30, 2009"

Possibly but I am more inclined to trust JT over Cerrato or Casserly for obvious reasons. I trust guys like Blache and Petitbone over the words of the players ... let's hear Blache weigh in ...

I would dearly love to hear Blache weigh in on this and so many other issues ....

Posted by: periculum | March 30, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I agree that they both are prob lying. Taylor's lies are out there more than Vinnie's.

But isn't ironic how this whole marriage then anulment started in a lie?

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 30, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Heard they felt shaking up as far as 30-40 miles north of SF. Monterey felt it. Me, a little shake, nothing broken.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 30, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

zcezcest1, I felt it (Monterey) about a half hour ago. You're in San Jose?

Posted by: Alan4 | March 30, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad the preseason schedule is brutal like that - make sure the boys have a nice big dose of humble pie before the season begins...

And the clowns at ESPN have about as much cred as JLA when it comes to Skins reporting.

Working out Sanchez could mean nothing. Lots of teams are engaged in misinformation and smoke-screens to try to hide their hands for draft day.

""While it would certainly make sense to draft a talented successor in Sanchez, the Skins might be in a tough spot if Andre Smith or Michael Oher are still on the board.""

Really? a "tough spot"? If Andre Smith is available at 13, I'd say we are in a pretty nice spot and its a no-brainer...

I vote for a requiem on all Jason Taylor related news around here...I could care less what he thinks of his time here or how he left...

Posted by: p1funk | March 30, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

All things that start in lies end in ruin.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 30, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

p1, I'm with you.....I couldn't care less about him, or what he's got to say at this point.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 30, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

WHAT??!!! The Ravens ,Steelers, Patriots,and the Jags? 2 words for ya.....GOOD-LUCK!!!!0-4.I wonder what the regular season holds in the crystal ball??Let me give you peeps a vision for week 2
at dallas!!!!Thanks NFL!!!I feel sorry for you Mr. Zorn. I think Danny boy and his imp, Vinny "the puppet" ask the nfl for this schedule for u Zornie!!!May the Good ONE bless you because you will need it!!!

Posted by: joe12341 | March 30, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

If we were set at all the positions we need to be and had the luxury of doing a BAP pick in the first round I would say sure go for a QB if you think they are worth it. not before.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 30, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Check this out. Hanrahan thinks its gonna be Rey Rey.

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80f79bab

Posted by: FedorEm | March 30, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

i'm glad we only have 1 night game scheduled. we did not do well in night games.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 30, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Sanchez is an unknown commodity (1 season/Junior). It's not worth ignoring the teams other glaring needs to fool with him.

We would be much better served biting the bullet and building dominance on both sides of the line than taking a first round flier on a QB with question marks.

And we must save our picks for next year. A little discipline will go a long way here.

Posted by: edvar | March 30, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I cannot tell you how much I don't want the team to draft Rey.....I just don't see it with that guy.....great 2 down player in a great program, I'm not sure he's got the goods to be a top notch player in the NFL.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 30, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

regarding pre-season I say we save Portis, give Rock a chance to prove something, and let the fans drool over this years marcus mason

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 30, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | March 30, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

remeber dallas sartz???

no? cause he never made the team

USC LB

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 30, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

just to clarify:

"which reminds me that the number for that has changed. If you'd like to sign up for mobile text alerts on Redskins news (should be a busy month coming up), text "Skins" to 98999."

Do we need to do this even if we signed up along time ago in order to keep getting the alerts, or is that for new comers?

Posted by: erleach | March 30, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

p daniels resigned today

Posted by: mopp04 | March 30, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

p daniels resigned today

Posted by: mopp04

boo-ya, operation LDE stop-gap complete

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 30, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

regarding pre-season I say we save Portis, give Rock a chance to prove something, and let the fans drool over this years marcus mason

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 30, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

So your saying Rock will go to the practice squad after preseason and then to another team? haha. Just goin from the past, Im all for Portis NOT taking snaps in the preseason.

Posted by: erleach | March 30, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: erleach

i got ya. but, I meant Rock + the guy who looks great at scrub time but doesn't make the team

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 30, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Taylor didn't just cost the Skins 8 mil, he also cost them 2 badly needed draft picks. Its one thing to pay the money and the picks for a 27 year old but not a 30 something (34?) DE that was guaranteed to be released from the Dolphins. Basically the Tuna got one on the Danny.

As for the QB pick rumours, I stated before don't be surprised if the Skins pick a QB. I didn't say it was a good idea, its not, just that its something Vinny and the Danny, being who they are, would do. Same as last year, burn three #2's on two WR's and a TE (particularly the TE position) when there were so many other pressing needs.

Posted by: elkiii_2008 | March 31, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

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