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Rabach: the man in the middle

The list of players who have rotated in and out of the offensive line around Washington Redskins center Casey Rabach has continued to grow longer this season - a constantly updating reminder of the lack of consistency for a unit that has struggled mightily over the past two seasons.

Randy Thomas, Chad Rinehart, Mike Williams and Will Montgomery have lined up at right guard just this season, one example of the volatility along a line that has been hit by injuries in the past few seasons and has lacked depth when starters have gone down.

Amid the changes around him, Rabach has remained the one constant on the Redskins' line, starting 70 of the last 71 games and helping hold together the patchwork unit. For the seventh-year veteran, it's a responsibility that has become a part of the job description in Washington.

"At times [it is] chaotic," Rabach said. "But I think it was hardest the first time it happened back in, I think '07 was the first year we had that big shuffle. Now it seems kind of par for the course around here, actually. I mean the next man steps up and lets go."

A third-round selection out of Wisconsin in 2001, Rabach spent the first four years of his career with the Baltimore Ravens before joining Washington as a free agent in 2005.
And while several Redskins starters have been hit with injuries, the bug has for the most part avoided Rabach. ("Miller Lite, lots of Miller Lite," he joked, when asked what he might be doing to avoid the problems.)

Since joining the Redskins he has missed just one game - a strained groin kept him out against the Arizona Cardinals in October 2007 - and his hard-nosed style of play has made him a favorite of offensive line coach Joe Bugel.

This season the Redskins' offensive line has again become a major issue, however, with injuries to Thomas and Chris Samuels, who was placed on the season-ending injured-reserve list Saturday, forcing several inexperienced players into the lineup, and Rabach said he has taken on more responsibility during the week.

But with key responsibilities in calling protections during games, Rabach said there is only so much he can do to minimize the damage.

"I probably do a little more during the week as far as vocalization and answering a lot of questions and stuff like that and going over thoroughly blitzes and stuff like that - what I'm expecting and what I'm seeing and what they should be seeing, too," he said. "But on game day I have a job to do, I can't be leaning one way or the other. If I secure and I'm free I can, dealer's choice in that circumstance, but on game day I've got a job to do and they've got a job to do so I can't really be helping too much."

With all the commotion on the field, Rabach said he has little time to pay attention to the one possible distraction off it: With the Redskins facing an offseason with needs at tackle and guard, Rabach is in the final year of his contract and is playing for a new deal.

"For me it's easy to block out because I get to play football," he said. "Everything will take of itself in the end. I just love playing football and that's what I get to do so I can just concentrate on that and I know if I do well, good things will happen and we'll work those out at the end of the year."

By Paul Tenorio  |  November 1, 2009; 2:57 PM ET
 
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So, I'd love to know whether he's part of the problem or part of the solution. I've heard the chattering class with both opinions.

Posted by: daggar | November 1, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

So, I'd love to know whether he's part of the problem or part of the solution. I've heard the chattering class with both opinions.

Posted by: daggar | November 1, 2009 3:32 PM

I thought the consensus up here was that he's horrible, needs to be replaced, etc. That makes me think he must be doing the job pretty well.

Posted by: League-Source | November 1, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

consensus Up Here, you mean. Punctuation is impotent.

Posted by: daggar | November 1, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Everyone saw this happening at some point during the season. And it actually did happen last season, so it's not like you needed a crystal ball.

Excellent work there Vinny. "We addressed the offensive line in the off season by brining back Derrick Dockery from Buffalo, and by signing Mike WIlliams." Brilliant job, really top notch work. Not your fault - it's Jim Zorn. He's the problem.

I hope you get hit by a bus.

Was there some effort to rent ad space on busses in DC to display the childish and water-headed idiocy of Snyder and Vinny?? I'm all for that.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | November 1, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Re-sign him to a Vet minimum contract or slightly above to lock him up and hope to pick up another one late in the draft or FA. Good for depth purposes.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | November 1, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Rabach is OK. He gets bullied by the big nose tackles but, against them, you need help across the line and the 'Skins don't get that from their revolving door guards and sub-par (now Samuels is done) tackles.

The line's a mess and, while he'll never be a Pro-Bowler, Rabach is a crafty veteran. We could do worse.

Posted by: stevebeagrie | November 1, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Ozzie 23, Vinny 0; Ravens 30, Denver 7; Rams 17, Lions 10... that is all....

Posted by: Realness1 | November 1, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Predictions for the next nine games

Falcons: 40 Redskins: 13
Broncos: 27 Redskins: 10
Dallas: 38 Redskins 10
Eagles: 30 Redskins: 16
Saints: 48 Redskins: 13
Raiders: 27 Redskins: 17
Giants: 28 Redskins: 10
Cowboys: 31 Redskins: 14
Chargers:34 Redskins: 13

During the post game interview after the Charger game, Zorn's first words will be "We are showing improvement"

Posted by: pennstate1 | November 1, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Casey should be gone in part of the line overhaul next year. At best, a backup with vet min.

Posted by: Rypien11 | November 1, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Yep, I think the OL will improve. They appear to be able to do that. But, as it did in the early 80's, it will take the entire season for things to jell. They absolutely still need to draft a couple of guard/tackles and a center/guard.

Rabach, oldest OL, the only one with reasonable playoff experience? Signal caller? Yes, he comes back.

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I thought the consensus up here was that he's horrible, needs to be replaced, etc. That makes me think he must be doing the job pretty well.

This year scouts grades him out at 72. The same with Dockery. Considering the state of this line that is pretty high. Its actually pretty good.

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

The Eagles are starting to come on like gangstas. With the Skins it's more like "C'mon, Man". I likes what they have done in the draft - Jack and Mack - plus they used their 28th pick to get Petey.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

"A third-round selection out of Wisconsin in 2001, Rabach spent the first four years of his career with the Baltimore Ravens before joining Washington as a free agent in 2005."

If Rabies retires in DC he can title his memoir, which no one would read, "From 'Sin to the 'Skins".

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

rabach is terrible

Posted by: BMACattack | November 1, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse


Calling blocking assignments for that sieve of a line is a little like trying to tell gunners what Japanese planes to shoot at at Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: TheCork | November 1, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Excellent work there Vinny. "We addressed the offensive line in the off season by brining back Derrick Dockery from Buffalo, and by signing Mike WIlliams." Brilliant job, really top notch work. Not your fault - it's Jim Zorn. He's the problem.

I hope you get hit by a bus.

Was there some effort to rent ad space on busses in DC to display the childish and water-headed idiocy of Snyder and Vinny?? I'm all for that.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | November 1, 2009 3:44 PM |

So the deal is to throw Snyder and Vinny under a bus with a big ad plashed across it's side that says "Snyderato's Skins Suck".

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Calling blocking assignments for that sieve of a line is a little like trying to tell gunners what Japanese planes to shoot at at Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: TheCork | November 1, 2009 5:45 PM |

Marginally better than the Titanic's deck chairs.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

What could be more absurdist than the media making a big deal out of an American winning the NYC marathon when the dude was born and bred in a Kenya-like country in Africa.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

naybody know how i can submit my redskins pumpkin pic to the post?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58171957@N00/sets/72157622584593969/

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 1, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

The Eagles are starting to come on like gangstas. With the Skins it's more like "C'mon, Man".

3 TDs for McNabb. The only guy who may receive more fan scorn than Soups. Westbrook's heir apparent looked pretty damned good in that game. OL holding up in spite of injuries. Giants Manning and company throwing INT's and fumbling.

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

3 TDs for McNabb. The only guy who may receive more fan scorn than Soups. Westbrook's heir apparent looked pretty damned good in that game. OL holding up in spite of injuries. Giants Manning and company throwing INT's and fumbling.

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 6:09 PM |

Yeah, I forgot to mention that they also picked up LeSean McCoy in the draft as well. Thanks for reminding. Plus the Eagles are starting to acquire a nice "Sean " collection. First "De" then "Le". What's next?

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Under the heading of "quit belly-aching and blaming Campbell" for the Skins woes ... this just in FROM ESPN:

A few quarterback-needy teams have begun to study Jason Campbell a bit closer of late, because they feel the Washington Redskins starter will be available in the offseason. One caveat: If there is no collective-bargaining extension, and thus no cap in 2010, Campbell will be just a restricted free agent, and the Redskins could retain his rights simply by tendering him a qualifying offer.

While the coaching drama continues in Washington -- even in the bye week -- there's another member of the Washington Redskins who is likely to be with another franchise next season barring an unforeseen turnaround: QB Jason Campbell.

NFL Insider Len Pasquarelli notes within this weekend's Tip Sheet that a few teams have started the scouting process on Campbell in comparison to the top-notch college QBs that will be available in the draft. For reference, we've taken a look at teams who might go with a new QB in 2010, and listed their current starter's rating relative to Campbell.

While a fresh start might be good for both the 'Skins and Campbell, it would be irresponsible to suggest that the offense's issues this season were wholly the fault of the QB. The O-line has been injury-riddled and inept, and the play-calling was so suspect that they handed that duty over to a man who was hired just weeks before the switch.

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Campbell (85.8)

* Derek Anderson: 40.6
* JaMarcus Russell: 47.2
* Jake Delhomme: 56.5
* Marc Bulger: 72.5
* Trent Edwards: 73.0
* David Garrard: 83.9

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

While a fresh start might be good for both the 'Skins and Campbell, it would be irresponsible ...

A "fresh start" that would involve removing Daniel Snyder as owner and Vinny Cerrato as his "chief cook and bottle washer" would definitely be good for the 'Skins and Snyder.

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

"NFL Insider Len Pasquarelli notes within this weekend's Tip Sheet that a few teams have started the scouting process on Campbell in comparison to the top-notch college QBs that will be available in the draft."

How can they get beyond the Kiss of Death: "He will have to learn a new O system"? I guess by now he has learned so many new systems that there will be a pretty pretty pretty good chance that any team he goes to will have a system he is familiar with. Saying he actually knows it would be putting to big a burden on his shoulders.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

i wish the redskins problem was jason campbell....

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 1, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

i wish the redskins problem was jason campbell....

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 1, 2009 6:56 PM

It's the other way around: Jason Campbell's problem is the Redskins.

Posted by: League-Source | November 1, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Its only week 8 and I just don't care about this team. There is no hope with $nyder running the team. Lets go Caps!

Posted by: DCFanatic | November 1, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Aaron Rodgers has had Vikings in his face ALL day and he's out there running around and making plays.

Posted by: rachel216 | November 1, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Favre is still so amazing.

Posted by: rachel216 | November 1, 2009 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Titans 30, Jags 13. The no rushing D game:

Maurice Drew - 8/177, 22 ypc

Chris Johnson - 24/228, 10 ypc

Note. V Young wasn't that bad. If the Skins need a stop-gap QB next year while rebuilding the OL and pursuing a RB they might be able to get the other Collins from the Titans.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Egad. I wouldn't wish Buffalo or Oakland on JC. Let him go to somewhere stable as a backup with a chance to move into the prime spot. Carolina, Minnesota, 49ers, Denver, Miami, etc. None of them have long term solutions at QB but seem to be on the right track.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 1, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Aaron Rodgers has had Vikings in his face ALL day and he's out there running around and making plays.

Posted by: rachel216 | November 1, 2009 6:59 PM |

GB has a worse OL than the Skins. But with a better QB, better WRs and better coaches you would never know it.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Note. V Young wasn't that bad. If the Skins need a stop-gap QB next year while rebuilding the OL and pursuing a RB they might be able to get the other Collins from the Titans.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse
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Um, fix the line first. Collins (either version) would get killed.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 1, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

DCFanatic, you said,
"There is no hope with $nyder running the team."

that's it. i know how you feel. how the mighty have fallen... did you see my "disgusted redskin" pumpkin carving?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58171957@N00/

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 1, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Nice pumpkin, walter.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | November 1, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

A few quarterback-needy teams have begun to study Jason Campbell a bit closer of late, because they feel the Washington Redskins starter will be available in the offseason. One caveat: If there is no collective-bargaining extension, and thus no cap in 2010, Campbell will be just a restricted free agent, and the Redskins could retain his rights simply by tendering him a qualifying offer.

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 6:23 PM

As I mentioned before, the needs need a competent person handling the JC and Rogers situations this offseason. Both players should be highly coveted in FA and could garner multiple draft picks for the skins if they should desire to let them leave the team.

Posted by: TWISI | November 1, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

ifthethunderdontgetya,
thanks. i'd like dan snyder to see it, but he might sue me for copyright infringement...

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 1, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

DCFanatic, you said,
"There is no hope with $nyder running the team."
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This is your first warning for failure to address the Dear Leader with proper respect. Future offenses will be punishable by beatings until morale improves.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 1, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

thanks. i'd like dan snyder to see it, but he might sue me for copyright infringement...

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 1, 2009

The primary photo for save-our-redskins facebook pages if you ask me.

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm with DCfanatic: Go NATS and CAPS. Sorry the whizzards are still just the ball-mer boulez in disguise ...

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

If the Redskins weren't dysfunctional ... they could go for this guy who has a 97.9 rating with a TD as a backup this year. He just turned 30 and could be ready ala Doug Williams back-in-the-Gibbs-1.0 day.

Comment: After being the franchise quarterback for the Houston Texans during his first five years in the league, David Carr spent one year with the Panthers and the 2008 season with the Giants. He played in three games for the Giants as a backup and completed nine of 12 passes. He possess a lot of natural skills for the position but needs to learn to play within himself and to take what's given rather than trying to force plays. While he can throw the ball over the top he generally has a three-quarters delivery and will drop to even lower when throwing the ball through windows. He has been a streaky passer who can look like an All Pro for half a game and then struggle for the second half and needs to learn to develop consistency and to protect the ball. Being a backup at this stage of his career could be the best thing for him as he learns the fine points of the position from Eli Manning.


You could put Carr with Colt and see what happens next year. Let JC find a good team that really wants him.

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

As I mentioned before, the needs need a competent person handling the JC and Rogers situations this offseason. Both players should be highly coveted in FA and could garner multiple draft picks for the skins if they should desire to let them leave the team.

Posted by: TWISI | November 1, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse
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I seriously doubt they can get multiple draft picks from guys who will be FAs. We can't franchise either, so what leverage do we have? Suddenly we threaten to sign these guys to long term deals? I'm afraid the rest of the league will see right through that ruse.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 1, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

As I mentioned before, the needs need a competent person handling the JC and Rogers situations this offseason. Both players should be highly coveted in FA and could garner multiple draft picks for the skins if they should desire to let them leave the team.

Posted by: TWISI | November 1, 2009 7:29 PM |

"the needs need a competent person handling". How about that. A needy need.

I bet the Giants and the Cowboys will all over the Skins to get Rogers if they can't grav him outright. The much needed Jack antidote.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

I seriously doubt they can get multiple draft picks from guys who will be FAs.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 1, 2009 7:57 PM |

They won't be FAs if 2010 is uncapped.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

periculum,
i have loved the skins since i was a kid. i remember "i like billy/i like sonny" (i liked sonny...). i literally used to cry when they lost. i was thrilled when snyder bought the team after that interim ownership. he's a fan - like me. surely, i thought, he'd build the skins back to what they were in the JKC days...

but oh, man... it's exasperating. remember after last year everyone identified the o-line as "the problem". and what'd we do in the offseason, derrick dockery and mike williams!? THAT'S snyder/cerrato's fix?! sheesh...

i've not given up on the skins - that's why it's so painful. i'll still watch all the games (as i have every week since '73).

please, use that "disgusted redskin" pumpkin anywhere you want.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 1, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

I seriously doubt they can get multiple draft picks from guys who will be FAs.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 1, 2009 7:57 PM |

They won't be FAs if 2010 is uncapped.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse
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Yeah, but what does that mean? If the tender is low, the bidding starts at a 2nd rounder. Any bidding at all, and that turns into a 1st.

Are there really teams out there willing to take that kinda risk? I'm thinking not. The mechanism of FA means that it skews the market in favor of the drafting team to the point that we could retain JC and Rogers for probably next to nothing.

But especially with JC, I doubt the Skins will make an offer, and JC will hit the market. Rogers I suppose would be worth keeping around for minimum money, but I could also see him getting dropped cold as well if Barnes/Tryon ever develops

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 1, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

i've not given up on the skins - that's why it's so painful. i'll still watch all the games (as i have every week since '73).

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 1, 2009 8:06 PM |

Dude - don't give up hope. If 2010 is uncapped there will be an opportunity to start over from square one. Snyder can fire V and bring in a knowledgeable GM who will find a coach that can motivate the troops and restore discipline and focus. Since 2010 will be uncapped the GM can offload all the high priced vets who are in their declining years without a cap hit. The team will end up with a poor record in 2009 which means favorable draft ranking from which the GM can select impact players to rebuild the roster. There are reasons to be optimistic.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

But especially with JC, I doubt the Skins will make an offer, and JC will hit the market. Rogers I suppose would be worth keeping around for minimum money, but I could also see him getting dropped cold as well if Barnes/Tryon ever develops

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 1, 2009 8:29 PM |

The worst that could happen is that we lowball them and no team bites so we end up cutting them and lose a little lucre at the end of the day.

Posted by: FreakyGeeky | November 1, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Dude - don't give up hope. If 2010 is uncapped there will be an opportunity to start over from square one. Snyder can fire V and bring in a knowledgeable GM who will find a coach that can motivate the troops and restore discipline and focus. Since 2010 will be uncapped the GM can offload ...

dooode (using Greaseman's tone) what makes you think that Snyder would suddenly do an overnight change and give the sort of control your competent GM would require to even take the job? Snyder, not Cerrato, is currently the GM. And he always was, even under Gibbs. The diff there was that Gibbs carried a great deal more weight because of his past accomplishments which of course was undermined and eroded as time went on ... typical Snidely, promise the world then undermine them if they don't immediately make it to the Superbowl.

Nothing is going to change, "dude". No one worth a fiddler's damn will want the job given the constraints? And that's why you have a Cerrato and a Zorn instead of folks that really are ready to lead a storied NFL franchise.

Posted by: periculum | November 1, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Rabach is at best a mediocre talent, yet unfortunately, he also might be the best player on the line at the moment.

Posted by: unclezeke1 | November 1, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

What's up with Barnes, our 3rd round CB pick this year? Is he gonna see the field this season, or is he so lost it's looking like a next year thing?

Anyone have the word on that?

Posted by: edvar | November 1, 2009 9:09 PM | Report abuse

FreakyGeeky, periculum

"Snyder can fire V and bring in a knowledgeable GM..."

this is my great hope - that some day snyder will "get it". remember george steinbrenner - a young meddlesome owner who evolved into a good owner? that's my only hope. snyder's my age and will probably own the team for the rest of my life.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 1, 2009 9:09 PM | Report abuse

What's up with Barnes, our 3rd round CB pick this year? Is he gonna see the field this season, or is he so lost it's looking like a next year thing?

Anyone have the word on that?

Posted by: edvar | November 1, 2009 9:09 PM

Westbrook is injured so Barnes could get some time in the upcoming game.

Posted by: TWISI | November 1, 2009 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Imagine this scenario:

The Skins legal counsel is on record saying that signs are banned because they're dangerous. But the Skins still hand out sponsors signs occasionally.

Seems like a great opportunity: get "hit" by one of THOSE signs. The Skins have already publicly acknowledged that signs are dangerous. If they knowingly, intentionally created an unsafe environment -- and then handed out the dangerous weapon that injured you -- you'd have a slam-dunk lawsuit.

(Now, the terrible part of that: the same would apply to every other sporting event. Some jackass gets a papercut at a Caps game from someone's Ovechkin sign, and it's off to court, because the Skins just set a precedent...)

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | November 1, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Anti-Snyder fans check out the plan to turn FedEx into an giant anti-Snyder sign:

http://fire-snyder-sign.blogspot.com/2009/10/fedex-field-sign-snyder-can-ban.html

Posted by: A1232 | November 1, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

A1232,
omg! that would be so funny!

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 1, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I would rather see the Redskins lose than to not have seen them at all!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | November 1, 2009 1:57 PM

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Hmmmm, where to begin?

The Washington Redskins, Dan Snyder's Redskins are the joke of the National Football League. People, they laugh at us, and we deserve it.

We are the team that sues little old ladies. We are the team that confiscates signage. We are the team that hands the Detroit Lions their first win in 2 years. We are the team most closely associated with Tom Cruise.

The owner doesn't care about you, Clegg, or any of the other 90,000 souls who overpay to see an inferior team play in the stadium that Jack Kent Cooke built, or waste a Sunday afternoon watching this team play on T.V.

Plus, the current owner, he hates trees and poo poos his neighbors.

HE HATES TREES!

And the players? The ones made rich by the sycophant owner?

They whine about having to learn new systems. They whine about not being able to find a rhythm. They whine about the media. They whine about the fans. They whine about one another.

and oh how they twittered (i.e Robert Henson)

"No I didn't play but I still made more than you in a year and you'd [gladly] switch spots with me in a second. I was talking to the fans [who] said the crazy stuff, I'm use [to heckling] but I've never been booed in my own stadium. Again that was for the half hearted but if everyone wants to jump in come on. The question is who are you to say you know what's best for the team and you work 9 to 5 at McDonalds."

As if.

The man who was made head coach, Jim Zorn, the former position coach for the Seattle Seahawks? He might as well be standing on the sideline in his underwear alone.

Lose the headset already, Jim.

His new position? On his knees getting azz raped by Snyder and Cerrato.

AND HE TAKES IT.

He endures the public emasculation while the bug eyed boss further undermines him (azz rape, no lube or reach around thank you very much) with comments to the tune of... well, we gave him a playoff roster.

Ahem...

[SJK alarm is buzzing big time!]
Hit the snooze button if you like.


Posted by: Chia_Pet | November 1, 2009 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Actually, my bad, Jim Zorn is getting a reach around.

a fat paycheck.

still no lube though, that's rough.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | November 1, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

and they call us "fans."

huh.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | November 1, 2009 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Great, all that this means is that Rabach is the next one to go down with a season ending injury.

Posted by: Redskinrex | November 1, 2009 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Go Yanks.

Ugh.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | November 1, 2009 11:15 PM | Report abuse

I do hope the Redskins draft Tim Tebow.

He'd be a perfect fit.

You all can see the self indulgent arrogance waft this way, can't you?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | November 1, 2009 11:18 PM | Report abuse

In

Out

In

Out

Posted by: Chia_Pet | November 1, 2009 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Slow

Fast

Slow

Fast

Slooooooooow

then

Fast

Posted by: Chia_Pet | November 1, 2009 11:21 PM | Report abuse

-by Dan Snyder

Posted by: Chia_Pet | November 1, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Campbell (85.8)

* Derek Anderson: 40.6
* JaMarcus Russell: 47.2
* Jake Delhomme: 56.5
* Marc Bulger: 72.5
* Trent Edwards: 73.0
* David Garrard: 83.9

what do these quarterbacks have in common?

Posted by: scottmando | November 1, 2009 11:23 PM | Report abuse

scottmando:

None of them are redskins?

Posted by: glawrence007 | November 1, 2009 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Rabach needs to lay off the Miller light before games! He cant even snap the ball!Hes just out there all drunk not caring! Hes just like "dude im so freaking drunk right now let me scratch my nuts with the ball oops I just fumbled lets just blame that one on Campbell"!

Posted by: WilliamsJohn1666 | November 1, 2009 11:34 PM | Report abuse

they all suck and play for losing teams

Posted by: scottmando | November 1, 2009 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Predictions for the next nine games

Falcons: 40 Redskins: 13
Broncos: 27 Redskins: 10
Dallas: 38 Redskins 10
Eagles: 30 Redskins: 16
Saints: 48 Redskins: 13
Raiders: 27 Redskins: 17
Giants: 28 Redskins: 10
Cowboys: 31 Redskins: 14
Chargers:34 Redskins: 13

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And on that note, some good progess was made this weekend in terms of improving the Skins draft position! Thank you Titans, Panthers, Rams... keep it up!

Posted by: chasgiffen | November 2, 2009 12:40 AM | Report abuse

And GO Lions, Brownies, Raiders, Bucs, Seahawks, Chiefs!

Posted by: chasgiffen | November 2, 2009 12:50 AM | Report abuse

We're doomed...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 2, 2009 12:51 AM | Report abuse

... to what?

Posted by: daggar | November 2, 2009 1:13 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't "doomed" imply we're not dead yet, but will be? I think we're already dead, at least zombies. So let's embrace our zombieness.

Posted by: chasgiffen | November 2, 2009 1:17 AM | Report abuse

I dunno, just felt good to say it. Catharsis and all that.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 2, 2009 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Slow

Fast

Slow

Fast

Slooooooooow

then

Fast

Posted by: Chia_Pet | November 1, 2009 11:21 PM

Nasty. Just plain nasty

Posted by: BacktoGlory | November 2, 2009 3:01 AM | Report abuse

i hear alot of people talking about putting colt brennan in the starter position and cutting campbell. colt brennan hasn't proven himself. sure, he looked good in his first preseason but even ryan leaf could look good against 4th stringers. if you're truly a fan then you'd know that we don't need to put in some random guy to "see how he'll do". that's just stupid to think. in the current state that we're in (the welcome mat of the nfc east) we need to start winning and once snyder realizes that his friendship w/ cerrato is actually hurting the team, perhaps he'll make the right decision. we need to stop demanding that snyder sells the team. he's doubled the profit of the team so he's not going anywhere anytime soon. snyder needs to give up power and hire a real gm who knows football and can bring the team back to glory. then he needs to step back and let the guys who understand the x's and o's do what they do best. if snyder were a really smart man then he'd realize that a winning team will generate more revenue for him. it's just a shame he isn't all that bright.

Posted by: charronegro1971 | November 2, 2009 4:32 AM | Report abuse

The team needs a big powerful center. They face a lot of 3-4 defenses these days and Rabach lacks the strength to outmuscle a nose tackle. Having said that, if they can re-sign him for little, then they should hang onto him. It is probably going to be another year or two down the road before they can get through all of the pressing needs to start thinking about drafting a center so Rabach provides an insurance policy. This will also give guys like Montgomery and/or the rookie Edwin a chance to develop.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 2, 2009 7:00 AM | Report abuse

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