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Redskins back for more OTAs

Players reconvene at Redskins Park Monday morning to begin another set of OTAs (organized team activities). Expected to be among the first players to hit the field are the special teams contributors. While two practice fields are under renovation, the Redskins are confined to one field, which means special teams coordinator Danny Smith and his players must hit the practice field in the morning, before the full squad gets out.

We've talked a lot about the changes on defense and the new philosophy on offense, but the changes on special teams are just as drastic. Think about -- not a single one of the specialists that Smith will be working out Monday was on the Redskins' Week 1 roster last year.

"There always is change within a team, not just special teams, but it trickles down to us," said Smith, one of just three coaches from Jim Zorn's staff to make the jump to Mike Shanahan's staff. "With free agency, plus a change in regime, this kind of change is normal. You have new players. That's exciting. I'm sorry some guys aren't here and that sort of thing. But I embrace it like a challenge for me, and it's my job to put the new group together."

Gone are familiar names such of Rock Cartwright, Antwaan Randle El, Ethan Albright and Hunter Smith. Instead, recently-signed Josh Bidwell is the lone punter and Nick Sundberg is the only long snapper under contract. There are two kickers -- Graham Gano and Justin Medlock -- vying for a job, plus a variety of players who could find themselves returning punts or kickoffs.

While the team's minicamps and OTAs are used to install new schemes and get an early idea of the depth chart, for Smith's group, exact roles won't likely be assigned until training camp and the preseason rolls around.

"I'm real comfortable with everybody. But we have to get them in a game and see what they can do and how they produce," Smith said. "You become more comfortable with players as they become more productive. So I'm comfortable with everybody right now, but we just have a lot of work to do."

When training camp finally begins, fans will surely keep a close eye on the team's returners. Smith doesn't seem to think that anyone has an inside track on the jobs. Both punt returner and kickoff returner are up for grabs with the departures of Randle El and Cartwright. Training camp is two months away still, but Smith knows he'll at least have some options. Among the possibilities: wide receiver Bobby Wade, running back Ryan Torain, cornerback Justin Tryon, wide receiver Terrence Austin, wide receiver Brandon Banks, cornerback Phillip Buchanon, wide receiver Santana Moss and cornerback DeAngelo Hall.

"We'll have a lot of guys out there," Smith said. "We're looking for the right one, but we'll have a lot of guys, a lot of people getting an opportunity, and we'll go with the best guy."

By Rick Maese  |  May 24, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
 
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hmmmm...nothing about Haynesworth. I don't know what to say.

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Posted by: iH8dallas | May 24, 2010 6:33 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait for football season to return...or at least the new Madden. I haven't been this excited for Redskins football in YEARS...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 6:53 AM | Report abuse

IH8.....IT WOULD OF BEEN UNTILL YOU BROUGHT UP THAT FAT BASTID YOU PRI*K ....WHY DO U FOOLS KEEP BRINGING PEOPLE UP THATS NOT AT REDSKINS PARK GET OVER IT HE IS NOT COMING TILL JUNE 16 UNTILL THEN STOP TALKING ABOUT THAT FAT FU*K YOU MORONS !!!!

Posted by: bsilvanus | May 24, 2010 6:57 AM | Report abuse

Welcome to the NFL offseason, bsilvanus. Where rumors and the emphasis of unimportant details reign. So either thrash about wildly at how much you hate it for two months or simply take a sabbatical and come back for training camp. It's really not worth wearing out your caps lock or your blood pressure...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 7:16 AM | Report abuse

IH8.....IT WOULD OF BEEN UNTILL YOU BROUGHT UP THAT FAT BASTID YOU PRI*K ....WHY DO U FOOLS KEEP BRINGING PEOPLE UP THATS NOT AT REDSKINS PARK GET OVER IT HE IS NOT COMING TILL JUNE 16 UNTILL THEN STOP TALKING ABOUT THAT FAT FU*K YOU MORONS !!!!

Posted by: bsilvanus

bsilvanus. On the left hand side of your "Qwerty" board, right below "tab" is something called "caps lock."

Press it once. There, isn't that better?

Posted by: TheCork | May 24, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait for football season to return...or at least the new Madden. I haven't been this excited for Redskins football in YEARS...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 6:53 AM

Aug 14 release date..

bsilvanus- do you wake up every morning with a sandy vagina? You are one angry blogger.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 24, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

Welcome to the NFL offseason, bsilvanus. Where rumors and the emphasis of unimportant details reign. So either thrash about wildly at how much you hate it for two months or simply take a sabbatical and come back for training camp. It's really not worth wearing out your caps lock or your blood pressure...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 7:16 AM


Ditto...Good Morning...

Posted by: gixxer998 | May 24, 2010 7:52 AM | Report abuse

When do these guys put the pads on?


I hope this long snapper is good as Albright was. Yes, I know, 'Who cares about a long snapper', but I remember that Philly/Pit game when their long snapper went down, and I believe the next punt attempt was either blocked or the snap was botched.


Seems like Albright was a guy they could have kept around. From my understanding, the long snapper doesn't have any other job but that most of the time.

Happy Monday, freaks...

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

bsilvanus- Someone has a case of the Mondays.

and by the way, what's a bastid?

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 24, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Where is Ethan Albright? Did he not get resigned?

Posted by: cilp33 | May 24, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

DIESAL44 GO PRACTICE SAFE SEX AND GO FU*K YOURSELF

Posted by: bsilvanus | May 24, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

What happened to Hunter the Punter? Did he sign with another team?

Posted by: dcarmy | May 24, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

To quote Brick Tamland from Anchorman...

"LOUD NOISES"

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 24, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

Seems like Albright was a guy they could have kept around. From my understanding, the long snapper doesn't have any other job but that most of the time.


Happy Monday, freaks...

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 7:56 AM

Albright didn't fit into the zone blocking scheme?

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 24, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

That fella is high strung this morning.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 24, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

That fella is high strung this morning.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 24, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

I remember that Philly/Pit game when their long snapper went down, and I believe the next punt attempt was either blocked or the snap was botched.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 7:56 AM


I saw that game...it was actually the Steelers/Giants game a couple years back. They had James Harrison fill in as the long snapper and he sailed one over the punter's head thru the end zone for a safety and botched another one, if I recall correctly. Accounted for about 10 points in a game they lost by a touchdown. That game remains the go-to example that special teams ARE every bit as important as defense and offense. The Steelers outplayed the Giants everywhere except long snapper and lost the game.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

diesel nice pull for a monday....can't ever go wrong with a brick tamland quote...

"Paging the orlando magic, orlando magic to the first tee..."

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 24, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Sorry for the echo

Posted by: westjr88 | May 24, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Danny Smith: "That's exciting. I'm sorry some guys aren't here and that sort of thing."

Translation: "That's exciting. I'm glad all those no talents are gone, like Rock "Too Slow for Kickoffs" Cartwright, and Shawn "Can't make a frickin' 24 yard field goal" Suisam, and who can forget Antwan "Averaging 1.8 yards per punt return" Randle El. Screw um, glad their gone! I'm excited about working with these guys, we got.....um.....and then theirs.....wait, let me check the roster again and I'll get back to you, they can't be any worse then the losers we had before!"

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

You're not kidding Greg...I watched most of the 1st half of Game 3 and I can't remember seeing a more listless performance from a team on the brink of elimination. I mean, Rondo was a man possessed and he was the one UP two games to none. I'm still trying to figure out Dwight Howard...dude couldn't buy a basket in the first half and for all the Shaq comparisons he gets, he sure does disappear a lot...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

brown, honestly, it was hard to watch, and I'm a huge Celts fan. How could Orlando be that bad, have that little urgency...I don't get it...Is this another situation like in Cleveland where Lemoron is the 'coach', is DHoward the 'coach' of this team?? Phoenix had urgency and look what happened...Orlando doesn't give a heck..

Rashad Lewis isn't half a man...cat is straight out stealing money from that team....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 24, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Orlando who?

Posted by: westjr88 | May 24, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Agreed Greg...I've watched the Magic since Shaq was drafted there and I can honestly tell you this is decidedly the worst I've seen them play. They got swept from the playoffs a few years in a row during the Shaq Era, yet never looked as bad then as they do now. I mean, there's probably a couple college teams that would give the Celts a better run than Orlando is right now. I can't imagine Stan Van Gundy keeping his job after this shibacle...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

bsilvanus,
Whatever you are doing over weekends, stop it. It seems like there have been a few Mondays where you have posted some stupid, hateful stuff just to get everyone up in arms. I mean, how much crack can you do on a weekend to get your head that far up your wazoo? Do us a favor and go post somewhere else - say, on an Eagles message board...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 24, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

yep, it was the Giants and Steelers...


**NBA Post**

Dwight Howard? I know peeps will think I'm crazy, but the guy is definitely on the overrated side, to me. NO offensive game, NO heart... doesn't take the game seriously.

Also, can we please stop gassing up Patrick Ewing as a "great/good" big man coach? How long has he worked with Howard? What low post game does Howard have? What's his signature move?

Not a nann 'notha.

Look at KG and Perkins before tip off. No goofy smiling and joking around, no dancing... dudes are about their business.. focused and all that. Howard? Bama looks like he's just been told their holding his birthday party at Chuckie Cheese. Dude is a mentally weak clown ass bama. Maybe not cut from the same cloth, but definitely the same texture as a Gilbert Arenas.


Howard needs to grow the hell up.


Oh yeah, and the rest of the Magic are stinking the joint up just as bad if not worse than he is. People like to talk about Gil Arenas' contract, well Rashard Lewis makes about just as much, and all he does is "spot shoot". Dude is damn near 7 feet and refuses to go on the block and get boards -- PATHETIC play for a man with his height!

Lakers/Suns just got interesting. If the Lakers make it to the finals. Pau GaSOFT will get eaten alive by Garnett, 'Sheed, Perkins, and Davis.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Do us a favor and go post somewhere else - say, on an Eagles message board...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 24, 2010 8:42 AM


He probably wouldn't last there either...but for the opposite reason. His schtick would be considered blowing sunshine compared to the hate that ignorant, no good fanbase spews out...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

bsilvanus is beep-beep is league-source.

Haynesworth Update:
Albert Hanynesworth woke-up this morning, went outside and saw his own shadow, farted, and went back to bed for the rest of the day. This means we will have three more weeks of speculative daily-reports about his intentions and physical conditioning on RI.

Is it just me, or is is strange that the oline overhaul isn't complete this close to training camp? I mean, we picked up a rookie and a back-up on the vikings who we feel good about, but we still don't have a complete oline? What happens when we incur injuries?! I know Flozell is a big penalty-prone slob with a bad attitude, but I wonder if we have to start considering players like him.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | May 24, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Danny Smith: "That's exciting. I'm sorry some guys aren't here and that sort of thing."

Translation: "That's exciting. I'm glad all those no talents are gone, like Rock "Too Slow for Kickoffs" Cartwright, and Shawn "Can't make a frickin' 24 yard field goal" Suisam, and who can forget Antwan "Averaging 1.8 yards per punt return" Randle El. Screw um, glad their gone! I'm excited about working with these guys, we got.....um.....and then theirs.....wait, let me check the roster again and I'll get back to you, they can't be any worse then the losers we had before!"

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 8:24 AM
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I don't know. ARE was a decent punt returner until he came to work for Danny Smith. They tried a few other guys out at punt returner last year with no real positive result. I think Smith is decent in teaching coverage on special teams - because his units are always in the upper tier of coverage units, but I don't think he is nearly as good at teaching the return game/kicks/punts. Of all of the coaching changes Shanahan made, the only one I really disagree with is keeping Danny Smith. Redskins' special teams have not been the same since Brian Mitchell left town. Who was the special teams coach back then? Wayne Sevier?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 24, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Danny Smith: "That's exciting. I'm sorry some guys aren't here and that sort of thing."

Translation: "That's exciting. I'm glad all those no talents are gone, like Rock "Too Slow for Kickoffs" Cartwright, and Shawn "Can't make a frickin' 24 yard field goal" Suisam, and who can forget Antwan "Averaging 1.8 yards per punt return" Randle El. Screw um, glad their gone! I'm excited about working with these guys, we got.....um.....and then theirs.....wait, let me check the roster again and I'll get back to you, they can't be any worse then the losers we had before!"

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 8:24 AM
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I don't know. ARE was a decent punt returner until he came to work for Danny Smith. They tried a few other guys out at punt returner last year with no real positive result. I think Smith is decent in teaching coverage on special teams - because his units are always in the upper tier of coverage units, but I don't think he is nearly as good at teaching the return game/kicks/punts. Of all of the coaching changes Shanahan made, the only one I really disagree with is keeping Danny Smith. Redskins' special teams have not been the same since Brian Mitchell left town. Who was the special teams coach back then? Wayne Sevier?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 24, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

co-sign red.....

Howard has no game other than dunking....he should be DOMINATING, and yet he's just a guy...perk does more with less, at least in this series...

red, you can't compare ANYONE out there to KG, when it comes to intensity..cat is straight up CRAZY...swearing at himself before and during the game, punching himself in the head, guys straight up nuts...but he's the most intense cat on the floor...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 24, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Howard doesn't have the heart to attempt to be a 'coach'. SVG intimidates Howard all the time.

With Lebron and the recently fired Mike Brown, Lebron intimidated Mike Brown.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Dwight Howard? I know peeps will think I'm crazy, but the guy is definitely on the overrated side, to me. NO offensive game, NO heart... doesn't take the game seriously...What low post game does Howard have? What's his signature move?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 8:48 AM


Red, to be fair, Shaq detractors said the same thing about him when the Magic were getting swept from the playoffs on an annual basis. "No low post game. All he can do is dunk." Howard is still young and still has time to refine those skills and I'd be surprised if he doesn't. But while I agree he hasn't earned much of the hype surrounding him, he's really not far behind where Shaq was as this point in his career.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't mind having Flozell, but he would probably want to go somewhere to start, and if he started here (which I don't think will happen), it will set Trent Williams back a little. I don't care who we sign, we just need to sign someone decent to back up tackle. Right now there's Trent and Heyer on the left, and Hicks and a couple rookies on the right, sorry, but that line-up isn't scaring any Dline, not even Pop Warner!

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or is is strange that the oline overhaul isn't complete this close to training camp? I mean, we picked up a rookie and a back-up on the vikings who we feel good about, but we still don't have a complete oline? What happens when we incur injuries?! I know Flozell is a big penalty-prone slob with a bad attitude, but I wonder if we have to start considering players like him.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | May 24, 2010 8:51 AM
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I've got to agree with you. The team has some promising rookies, but not enough proven talent on the line. Adams would be a signing that would make a lot of sense. Did LJ sign anywhere? I think bringing him back would have made sense, too.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 24, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Howard needs to go sit down with Kevin McHale, and Bill Walton, and learn the finer points of the low post game.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 24, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Orlando and Howard suck.

Go Suns.

I watched the last half hour of Lost and that will be all I watch, ever. I still understand nothing.

bsil = ITA.

Friday = Vegas.

That is all.

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 24, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

"I know Flozell is a big penalty-prone slob with a bad attitude, but I wonder if we have to start considering players like him. "

Funny thing is, the Boys traded for the one tackle in the NFC who gets more penalties than Flozell.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 24, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

@ p1funk:

So you would rather support one player (AH) who has no loyalty to the Redskins, instead of supporting the Redskins organization to succeed?

Weird.

I support the team. They are right, Butterworth is wrong.

Oh yeah, PS:

4-12.

Posted by: hithere1 | May 23, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse


Oh, brother. Will the insanity ever end? So now I'm throwing the rest of the team under the bus because I think it is silly to call AH an "AWOL holdout".

4-12.

Right.

I guess we've got to get rid of London Fletcher, Brian Orakpo, Fred Davis, Chris Cooley, Derrick Dockery, DeAngelo Hall.

After all...they all went 4-12 too?

Posted by: p1funk | May 24, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

beans,


KG is in a class of his own when it comes to intensity.

Dude pisses me off with his bravado sometimes and at times I think it's staged or he's covering up for lack of ability as he gets on in years.
But back when he was with the T'wolves I was a HUGE Garnett fan... always thought that he was way better than Tim Duncan. It just seemed like when he got to Boston he became this arrogant a**hole. But when I really think about it, KG has always been that way. I remember when he used to "punk" Tim Duncan ALL the time.


Not really a C's fan, because if the Wizards aren't in it, then I'm usually rooting for the Lakers. BUT I don't see how Boston isn't raising banner No. 18 on opening night in November.

The C's are THAT good. They're a veteran team that has been battled tested in the playoffs. So far they've dispatched the Cavs (61 wins) and have the Magic on the brink (59 wins). Magic and Cavs had the most wins in the NBA in the regular season.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

IH8.....IT WOULD OF BEEN UNTILL YOU BROUGHT UP THAT FAT BASTID YOU PRI*K ....WHY DO U FOOLS KEEP BRINGING PEOPLE UP THATS NOT AT REDSKINS PARK GET OVER IT HE IS NOT COMING TILL JUNE 16 UNTILL THEN STOP TALKING ABOUT THAT FAT FU*K YOU MORONS !!!!

Posted by: bsilvanus

you need to roll and smoke something...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | May 24, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Dwight Howard? I know peeps will think I'm crazy, but the guy is definitely on the overrated side, to me. NO offensive game, NO heart... doesn't take the game seriously...What low post game does Howard have? What's his signature move?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 8:48 AM


Red, to be fair, Shaq detractors said the same thing about him when the Magic were getting swept from the playoffs on an annual basis. "No low post game. All he can do is dunk." Howard is still young and still has time to refine those skills and I'd be surprised if he doesn't. But while I agree he hasn't earned much of the hype surrounding him, he's really not far behind where Shaq was as this point in his career.

Posted by: brownwood26 |

He needs a new coach...didn't they have Pat Ewing helping with him?...is he still there?...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | May 24, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

I think some people on here need to switch to Decaf, and quickly, maybe some prescription drugs while you're at it.....MELLOW!!!

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

brown, this is a non-skins topic. You sure you wanna go here?


j/k


At least with Shaq when he went on the block you had the feeling he would make something happen by either overpowering the defender or could beat him by being more athletically skilled. Howard is only 24 and he can still develop.

I guess.


No one ever questioned Shaq's heart or how seriously he took the game. Can't say the same for Dwight.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 24, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse


Guys, I can't remember who it was, but a week or so ago, someone was up here talking about the C's getting rocked by the Magic.

IMO, to be fair, I don't think the Magic are all that horrible - they are definitely NOT Finals material, but honestly I'm just giving props to the Celtics. Those guys are BALLING right now. Veteran poise, leadership, hustle, talent - they are reminding me alot of the SPurs teams that won 4 championships last decade except they aren't nearly as boring to watch.

The Magic...what can you say? Talented team, but when your big gambit was to being in Vince Carter to get you over the top in the playoffs it was bound to fail.

Someone in the Magic FO got their files confused - they looked at their team and realized they needed someone with the heart, poise and leadership to come up big in the clutch in the playoffs...and then they got Vince Carter?

Posted by: p1funk | May 24, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Pat Ewing is a average coach in the NBA, and that may be putting it a little too nicely.

Helluva player. Coach? Not so much.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

If you are the Magic you have to be scratching your head.

How is it that Vince Carter + Jameer Nelson do not equal having one Hedo Turkoglu??

Posted by: p1funk | May 24, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Dude pisses me off with his bravado sometimes and at times I think it's staged or he's covering up for lack of ability as he gets on in years.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 9:13 AM


Agreed. Which is why in my book:

Kevin Garnett = Ray Lewis

Great players who act like the game is life and death...and come off as maniacal and/or pretentious because of it.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

p1, I was nervous about this matchup, I mean, on paper, Orlando is much more talented than the celtics....little did I know that the Magic are much more interested in playing golf......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 24, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

p1, whoever made that "prediction" must've been seriously wasted. I had the Celtics in 6 or 7 after what I saw them do to the Cavs.


The soon to be demise of the Magic can be found in one basketball axiom:

"Live by the three you die by the three"


When they aren't falling, Orlando becomes very ordinary to borderline bad.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

little did I know that the Magic are much more interested in auditioning for Dancing With The Stars......

Fixed it for ya, bean...

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

p1, I was nervous about this matchup, I mean, on paper, Orlando is much more talented than the celtics....little did I know that the Magic are much more interested in playing golf......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 24, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse


Hard to measure heart. Down here in DC Doc Walker has a radio show that I love, and he's always talking about the "heart of a champion". Alot of times it comes off as rah-rah fluff, but the dude is a SB winner and knows what he's talking about.

Look at the Celtics - a veteran team that has been-there-done-that and is still hungry for a championship.

They played rope-a-dope with the whole NBA during the regular season, and now that the real season has begun they came to play.

Even Rasheed Wallace...RASHEED WALLACE...looks motivated!!!!!

Posted by: p1funk | May 24, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

How is it that Vince Carter + Jameer Nelson do not equal having one Hedo Turkoglu??

Posted by: p1funk

Because Vince Carter is probably the most overrated player in NBA history.

He's one guy who I would never, EVER want on my team, unless they changed the game to a dunk contest.

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 24, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

p1, whoever made that "prediction" must've been seriously wasted. I had the Celtics in 6 or 7 after what I saw them do to the Cavs.


The soon to be demise of the Magic can be found in one basketball axiom:

"Live by the three you die by the three"


When they aren't falling, Orlando becomes very ordinary to borderline bad.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse


True. It's startling how much they miss Hedo Turkoglu. He really made that half-court offense go for them. Jameer Nelson is getting eaten by Rondo, and putting the ball in VC's hands is clearly not the solution.

They could really use a 6'10'' point-forward who can pass and pull up for clutch jumpers.

Posted by: p1funk | May 24, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 24, 2010 9:32 AM

Really? What paper was that written on; a coffee shop napkin?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 24, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Even Rasheed Wallace...RASHEED WALLACE...looks motivated

Yeah, cat flat out SUCKED all year long, then come the playoffs, turns out, he can still play a little bit....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 24, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

How is it that Vince Carter + Jameer Nelson do not equal having one Hedo Turkoglu??

Posted by: p1funk


Subtraction by addition?


The Turkoglu and Rafer Alston combo wasn't all that bad it seems. It only got them to the finals last year.


They went with flash over chemistry and production.


Otis Smith must be kicking himself in the ass these days.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

No one ever questioned Shaq's heart or how seriously he took the game. Can't say the same for Dwight.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 9:20 AM


We must not have heard the same stuff back in the mid-90s, because Shaq had all the crappy movies and rap CDs, prompting people to think he was all about the fame and not as serious about his game and getting his team over the hump.

Sound familiar?

And just like Shaq, I can see Dwight getting fed up with the playoff failures and the criticism that comes with it. I see him getting more serious in the offseason and improving his game to the point where they can start to count on him to carry more of the load.

Big men usually take more time to develop and I think he'll get it together within the next couple of years. But right now he is what you say...all hype and no substance.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

The Magic's problem is simple: Jameer Nelson. He is, as Charles Barkley would say, "terrble."

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 24, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse


Rafer Alston.

The image of Rafer Alston slapping Eddie House in the back of the head during the playoffs last season will always make me chuckle.

Dude must have thought he was back doing an And-1 video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3OuzKpQ3jM

Posted by: p1funk | May 24, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Playing catch and release with the red snapper will bite the Skins during the season.

Posted by: WorstSeat | May 24, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Playing catch and release with the red snapper will bite the Skins during the season.

Posted by: WorstSeat | May 24, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse


Yeah. I was surprised to read about the Ethan Albright move. Not sure what the thinking is there. Long-snapper seems to be one of those highly specialized roles and when you find someone reliable, you just hang onto them.

Posted by: p1funk | May 24, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Yeah. I was surprised to read about the Ethan Albright move. Not sure what the thinking is there. Long-snapper seems to be one of those highly specialized roles and when you find someone reliable, you just hang onto them.

Posted by: p1funk | May 24, 2010 10:03 AM


I haven't heard anything definitive one way or the other...could it be that Albright is simply retiring? I mean, the guy is almost 40...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

The image of Rafer Alston slapping Eddie House in the back of the head during the playoffs last season will always make me chuckle.

Dude must have thought he was back doing an And-1 video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3OuzKpQ3jM

Posted by: p1funk | May 24, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

That was hilarious! Reminded me of middle school.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 24, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Joke of the Day:


Rashard Lewis made nearly 19 million in salary this year.


WorstSeat, as crazy as that may sound, it wouldn't surprise me at all if we see botched snaps from Sundberg.


It probably won't mean much, but there was no need to get rid of Albright. Unless they plan to use Sundberg at other positions.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

I haven't heard anything definitive one way or the other...could it be that Albright is simply retiring? I mean, the guy is almost 40...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse
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I have assumed to this point that (1) Albright had a sweet enough gig that he would keep playing as long as the Redskins were willing to keep him, and (2) Shanny saw a guy who's 38 or whatever to whom he had no prior connection or loyalty and assumed he could replace him for a younger guy who is probably a better blocker. Shame to see him go, though.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | May 24, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

I believe Albright made the Probowl as a long snapper.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 24, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I too am surprised that Shanny did not want to keep Albright as the long snapper. They guy hasn’t botched a snap in forever….if ever. Hope it doesn’t come back to bite ‘em. Hope to see Gano win the kicker spot….looks like he has a good leg. Also surprised Shanny kept Danny Smith as ST coach; not sure what he’s done that warranted keeping him around…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 24, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I have assumed to this point that (1) Albright had a sweet enough gig that he would keep playing as long as the Redskins were willing to keep him, and (2) Shanny saw a guy who's 38 or whatever to whom he had no prior connection or loyalty and assumed he could replace him for a younger guy who is probably a better blocker. Shame to see him go, though.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | May 24, 2010 10:21 AM


I don't know...not sure why Shanny would take that stance on a long snapper when he's gone out and acquired Joey Galloway and Donovan McNabb and a number of other older players. You don't necessarily look to go younger at LS, especially when you already have a good one.

Albright is a Pro-Bowl LS and it seems to me that if he was still playing, either the Skins would have resigned him or another team would have been quick to get him. Since neither has happened, I'm thinking he's done playing.

I'd love to get a post on that instead of another AH non-update...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Allen made a little comment in an interview that he had Albright's number "on speed dial", which means if this young guy doesn't cut it, Albright will be asked back.
The dude is pretty old though, wouldn't be surprised if he stays retired.
He did make the ProBowl, a couple of years ago when he, Cooley, and Samuels wore the #21 jerseys in honor of Sean Taylor, may he rest in peace.

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

I guess I'll have to sell my Albright jersey. Maybe I'll replace it with a Bartel.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 24, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I don't know...not sure why Shanny would take that stance on a long snapper when he's gone out and acquired Joey Galloway and Donovan McNabb and a number of other older players. You don't necessarily look to go younger at LS, especially when you already have a good one.

Albright is a Pro-Bowl LS and it seems to me that if he was still playing, either the Skins would have resigned him or another team would have been quick to get him. Since neither has happened, I'm thinking he's done playing.

I'd love to get a post on that instead of another AH non-update...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse
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Yeah, I actually agree with your analysis - Ethan was acknowleged as one of the best, if not the best, and what's really the point of going younger at long snapper when you've got at least 2 over the hill running backs and WRs? - but I read interviews in the past in which Albright's basically said that he'd like to keep going as long as the Skins want him. I've therefore made my assumptions based on that view. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe he is retiring, but I would think that we would have heard about it somehow by now. I actually emailed Jason Reid about this a while ago, and of course, nothing. Big surprise. I'm sure we'll get another AH update soon, though.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | May 24, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

I don't know about you guys, but I'm salivating at the thought of another AH update.

Even better a DeAngelo Hall prediction.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 24, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

actually emailed Jason Reid about this a while ago, and of course, nothing. Big surprise. I'm sure we'll get another AH update soon, though.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | May 24, 2010 10:35 AM


Haha, right...you'll be better off emailing Florio at PFT about it. After all, RI is nothing but a cut and paste clusterf*ck of stuff posted by PFT and MMQB...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Hayesworth Update


He isn't there.


Next.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

If you guys want an update on Ethan Albright, Dan Steinberg would be the better person to ask.

It even sounds like a thread of his.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Haha, right...you'll be better off emailing Florio at PFT about it. After all, RI is nothing but a cut and paste clusterf*ck of stuff posted by PFT and MMQB...

Posted by: brownwood26

then after pasting it, the copy goes from meeting to meeting to determine whether the story is valid or timely. finally after many days of this, and every other media outlet covering it, the WaPo has, "breaking news"

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 24, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, Van Gundy's Done-dy..You gotta say the defensive intensity the Celts have been playing with would put the elf-squelch on anybody, however- NOBODY'S gonna stop this train, at this rate..

Shpuld be an owner's meeting post coming up, something about players being paid in HGH instead of cash as the new CBA..

Posted by: frak | May 24, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Hey guys, it was psp23 who pimped orlando as the second coming of the 80's lakers.....and per usual he bored everyone with 3500 word treatises on why....so please pile on.

Posted by: chrislarry | May 24, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

It is so peaceful and nice up here today. It’s just so nice when there isn’t anyone making an a$$ out of themselves and posting every 5 minutes….can’t put my finger on who it is that’s missing this morning; what are we supposed to say when there’s a new thread? There isn’t one….I just can’t think of what we say when there is one, or who is making it so nice up here by not being here…..hail!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 24, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

I want a free safety update.

Who's the starter?
Who's performing well?
Will it be Doughty/Moore/Horton or someone else?

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 24, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Ryp;

you watched only the last 1/2 hour of the LOST finale and expect to understand one of the most in depth and complicated shows ever on TV.

Dont know why you even bothered. 6 seasons, watched every episode and i still dont know everything...

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 24, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

"The C's are THAT good. They're a veteran team that has been battled tested in the playoffs. So far they've dispatched the Cavs (61 wins) and have the Magic on the brink (59 wins). Magic and Cavs had the most wins in the NBA in the regular season.Posted by: RedDMV"

I sure didn't see them having their way with Orlando. Far as I can tell, they're doing two things defensively: 1) they're being very physical with Howard, and 2) they're aggressively defending the 3 pointer.

Pretty much what they did against the Cavs. And it's working better than anybody could have dreamed.

They were always a good road club, and good road clubs are really dangerous in the playoffs, but to do this.. who'd a thunk it?

Against the Lakers, the key might be Bynum's health. He's an important part of that defense, occupying a second defender and providing extra muscle under the basket. Makes Gasol that much more effective.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 24, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

LOL dlhaze...that's a cheap shot, dude.

Completely true, but a cheap shot...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Oh I admit it….very cheap. Just trying to enjoy it while it lasts…..it’s gotta be a first.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 24, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I heard Haslett say in an interview that maybe the safeties wouldn't be classified as strong and free, maybe left side and right side, and maybe 3 safety set. That doesn't sound good to me cause it sounds likes it's a possibility that Landry is back there gettting beat on double moves again. They need to keep his azz as close to the line of scrimmage as possible.

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

monk;

one thing i noted was that while LL might be back covering deep, there would be less man on man for the safety to do. LL jumped balls and double moves all day because he was the primary cover guy in a lot of formations for Blache.

In the new system, there will be more zone, so the LB's will be dropping into the intermediate area (where most of the first move of a double move takes place) as well as corners underneath in coverage. and the safety's responsibility will be to not try and time the route and jump the ball, but wait for that 2nd move on the double and be there to break up the pass.

Sort of like ST used to do as the 1 back safety, but we will need two since they dont have his range.

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 24, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 24, 2010 11:14 AM

Ha, I know. Actually I've watched a bit more, and I've done a lot of reading up on it, and it still seems mind-boggling to even try and comprehend it all.

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 24, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Sounds more to me like Haslett realizes that putting LL 15-25 yards off the ball is a colossal waste of his talent and he is trying to scheme to give him more of an advantage.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | May 24, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Cool, thanks for the info. Man, if that stuff was going on last year, why didn't Blache do what is something common in coaching, ADJUST and ADAPT!!!

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait for football season to return...or at least the new Madden. I haven't been this excited for Redskins football in YEARS...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 6:53 AM

The last Madden was awful IMO. I hope they improve some things, especially getting pressure or even getting sacks on the QB, the issue of engaging the O lineman for way too long, and the blocking on downfield plays.

Posted by: ga8085 | May 24, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

ryp;

i feel ya. people are pissed off about it. i wasnt. but I wont delve into to much since some may not have watched it

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 24, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

The last Madden was awful IMO. I hope they improve some things, especially getting pressure or even getting sacks on the QB, the issue of engaging the O lineman for way too long, and the blocking on downfield plays.

Posted by: ga8085 | May 24, 2010 11:33 AM

Are you kidding me? I often get TOO much pressure on the QB! One of my franchise seasons Brian Orakpo had 45 sacks. Yes, 45 SACKS. I'm 10 years in and have never gotten less than 20 in a year with Orakpo.

IMO, Madden 10 is the best version of the game yet. My only gripe with it was the ridiculous frequency in which they call holding penalties on field goals--which happens close to never in real life.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

It seemed as if all a team had to do was send 5 people into patterns. even if it was a three wr set, under blache the LB's did not seem to drop too much. and depending on the route, the CB's were told to let deep recievers go deep so the safeties can pick them up and the CB was supposed to flash down on an underneath route.

in a 3-4... there are more playmakers to drop into coverage (lets not get into if Rak or AC are the kinds of LB's who can) so corners stay on wr's or stay in their zone and safeties sit back and wait for the pass.

But on obvious running downs, with a 2 wr set, i expect to see LL moving down for run support, and if it is not a run then he picks up a TE if they come out on a pattern. CB's keep man (not press) coverage with wr's in front of them and one FS over top for help.

Then on obvi passing downs, press coverage on WR's to throw them off the route, CB's then in a trailing position with 2 safeties over top taking the outside halves and LB's dropping into the middel for crossing routes.

With either Rak or AC blitzing... or preferably both....

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 24, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 11:39 AM

Aren't you married with a child? Where do you find time to play 10 seasons of Madden since '10 dropped?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 24, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Thank goodness we're finally devoting some commentation up here to Ethan Albright's departure from the Skins. That was the underdiscussed move of the offseason until this morning.

Good show, hamsters.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 24, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I heard Haslett say in an interview that maybe the safeties wouldn't be classified as strong and free, maybe left side and right side, and maybe 3 safety set. That doesn't sound good to me cause it sounds likes it's a possibility that Landry is back there gettting beat on double moves again. They need to keep his azz as close to the line of scrimmage as possible.

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 11:20 AM
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I think LL will be okay as long as he isn't perpetually in a one-deep zone. It sounds like Haslett is going to need two safeties that can cover. I think Landry is one (with some more coaching, mind you), but I just can't see clearly any of the other safeties being very good in coverage. It must be me, though, because the team hasn't exactly been giving a lot of auditions for safeties and if they thought they were weak there they would definitely be working to get someone.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 24, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Aren't you married with a child? Where do you find time to play 10 seasons of Madden since '10 dropped?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 24, 2010 11:44 AM


LOL, lh...yeah, I'm married with a child. But my hours are such that I get a couple hours of down time between the time I get home and the time the wife gets home from work. Plus, most weekends are spent at home on the couch so I can knock out 2 or 3 games then.

If you think about it, it could be a lot worse...I mean, the game came out 10 months ago and that's a season a month on average. When I was single, I was much worse...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, one of the key words in all of that explanation was PRESS. I did see and understand that, our corners played way too far off last year.
The only problem I have is that is seems like we don't have enough LBs that can drop back in coverage. Not that I'd want Orakpo to, he should be rushing the passer constantly, but AC should also be rushing the passer. Should we have a player that has the ability to do both and not so 1 dimensional? Cause if they don't drop back, that just leaves our 2 middle LBs to drop into coverage, and not so sure Fletch has the cover skills anymore.

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, one of the key words in all of that explanation was PRESS. I did see and understand that, our corners played way too far off last year.
The only problem I have is that is seems like we don't have enough LBs that can drop back in coverage. Not that I'd want Orakpo to, he should be rushing the passer constantly, but AC should also be rushing the passer. Should we have a player that has the ability to do both and not so 1 dimensional? Cause if they don't drop back, that just leaves our 2 middle LBs to drop into coverage, and not so sure Fletch has the cover skills anymore.

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Where do you find time to play 10 seasons of Madden since '10 dropped?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 24, 2010 11:44 AM

You can get alot of work done between 1am and 4am.....I should know, though my time isn't devoted to Madden....Wash Clothes, Taxes, watching DVR, such as....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 24, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, one of the key words in all of that explanation was PRESS. I did see and understand that, our corners played way too far off last year.
The only problem I have is that is seems like we don't have enough LBs that can drop back in coverage. Not that I'd want Orakpo to, he should be rushing the passer constantly, but AC should also be rushing the passer. Should we have a player that has the ability to do both and not so 1 dimensional? Cause if they don't drop back, that just leaves our 2 middle LBs to drop into coverage, and not so sure Fletch has the cover skills anymore.

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

LOL, lh...yeah, I'm married with a child. But my hours are such that I get a couple hours of down time between the time I get home and the time the wife gets home from work. Plus, most weekends are spent at home on the couch so I can knock out 2 or 3 games then.
If you think about it, it could be a lot worse...I mean, the game came out 10 months ago and that's a season a month on average. When I was single, I was much worse...
Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 11:50 AM

I would Looooooove to have a few hours of me time each day before the wife got home, but don’t think I could actually show up to work at 5am each day like you do (judging by the time you turn the lights on up here)….that is crazy early to be at work. When was the last time you saw the end of a MNF game? I would think that I would be in bed by 8pm each night if I worked your sched……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 24, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

monk, i think rak can learn, ac, not so much. but they dont have to be man coverage on TE's... zone coverage into areas. if we apply enough pressure on the QB, we will see quicker throws which means WR's cant separate, double moves dont work because they take too long to develop etc...

So if CB's press and have underneath coverage, each safety just stay in their deep half and waits for the pass. it has to be over the cb underneath.

if CB's zone then everyone zones and you still have the safeties over the top for help.

Posted by: Zeebs1 | May 24, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

It was I who was jumping on the Orlando train prior to this series. Didn't get to see the game on Saturday, but I heard it was brutal. I was wrong on that one.

It's all good though. The Magic will be fighting the John Wall-led Wizards for the EC crown for the next 6 or 7 years. The Celtics are the Spurs from earlier this decade -- you can never count them out, but age catches up with everyone.

But man, did Amar'e put on a show last night. One writer recently called Amar'e the best player in the league since the all-star break. He played like it last night. For the right team, I might even elevate Amar'e above Chris Bosh in the FA sweepstakes coming up...

Posted by: psps23 | May 24, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I would Looooooove to have a few hours of me time each day before the wife got home, but don’t think I could actually show up to work at 5am each day like you do (judging by the time you turn the lights on up here)….that is crazy early to be at work. When was the last time you saw the end of a MNF game? I would think that I would be in bed by 8pm each night if I worked your sched……


Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 24, 2010 11:58 AM


Exactly right...I get to bed somewhere in between 8 and 8:30, depending on how long it takes to coax my daughter to get to sleep. But the upside of being to work so early is that I'm off for the day around the same time everyone else with a "regular" schedule goes to lunch.

The only time I bother trying to stay up for a MNF game is if the Skins are playing. And it's an all-day process for me to prepare, since I have to take a lengthy nap just to stay up long enough to get thru the game. Even then, it takes me a couple doses of 5 Hour Energy to make my way thru the Tuesday after.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 24, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

If you think about it, it could be a lot worse...I mean, the game came out 10 months ago and that's a season a month on average. When I was single, I was much worse...

Posted by: brownwood26

Very true. I have friends who regularly complete all 30 seasons on the Madden franchise mode.

I'm single and I don't even play that much.


Off topic note:

I watched Battlefield Earth this weekend. I heard it was really bad and wanted to see what was the big fuss about.

It is arguably the worst movie I've ever seen in my life. And that's really saying something. To have guys like Travolta, Barry Pepper, and Forest Whitaker in it and still suck at an all-time high is unbelievable.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 24, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

For the right team, I might even elevate Amar'e above Chris Bosh in the FA sweepstakes coming up...

Posted by: psps23


Not sure what you mean by "the right team", but neither guy is worth a max contract in my opinion.


Neither is a all-NBA defensive team. Neither guy overwhelms you with rebounding ability.


Amare' was being checked by Pau Gasol and a one-legged Andrew Bynum. Nuff said.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 24, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Where do you find time to play 10 seasons of Madden since '10 dropped?

Posted by: learnedhand1

You can get alot of work done between 1am and 4am.....I should know, though my time isn't devoted to Madden....Wash Clothes, Taxes, watching DVR, such as....

Posted by: 4thFloor

Cosign! Exhaustion is fair price for late night/early morning daddy time!

Posted by: chrislarry | May 24, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Well, let's hope our pass rush gets to the QB, we don't need some accurate passer sitting back and finding holes in the zone all day, or worse, those double moves have time to work. What's the chances of Haynesworth being disruptive like Ratliff? That should keep the fat tub of lard happy.
Also, a Madden question: is the Franchise Mode available on the Wii version, or just the XBox and Playstation???

Posted by: monk811 | May 24, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Did someone say Madden?

Consoles are for ADD stricken 14 year olds.

Posted by: Pepper5 | May 24, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

I am also excited about Redskins football again. Although I never miss watching them play I did not see the Redskins going anywhere - just the same ol', same ol'. Now things are done right. GO SKINS! And by the way, get rid of Haynesworth PLEASE. He is not interested in anything but himself. Skins want unity as a team.

Posted by: safoley | May 24, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Dwight Howard? I know peeps will think I'm crazy, but the guy is definitely on the overrated side, to me. NO offensive game, NO heart... doesn't take the game seriously...What low post game does Howard have? What's his signature move?

His signature move is an unguarded dunk.

Posted by: jfoster13 | May 24, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Oh...wait...isn't this a Redskin's blog?

Posted by: jfoster13 | May 24, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

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