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Redskins add Burney, Slowik to defensive staff

(Updated 3:51 p.m.)

The Redskins made official two more defensive hires to Mike Shanahan's staff Thursday afternoon, naming Jacob Burney as the defensive line coach and Bob Slowik the defensive backs coach. Both men have long histories with Shanahan during his time in Denver, continuing a trend of recent hires who have a background with the new head coach.

Burney, who turns 50 on Sunday, spent seven seasons under Shanahan with the Broncos, and replaces John Palermo, who was not retained from coach Jim Zorn's staff. During Burney's tenure in Denver, from 2002-08, the Broncos ranked in the top five in rush defense three times. Burney also coached with the Cleveland-Baltimore franchise from 1994-98 and then with Carolina (1999-2001), and has 11 years of college coaching experience.

"Jacob brings a great background of mentoring defensive linemen and helping them reach their fullest potential," Shanahan said in a statement released by the team. "He will play a big part in preparing this team to play in one of the most physical divisions in the NFL."

Burney helped develop pass rushing specialist Elvis Dumervil in Denver after the Broncos made him a fourth-round pick in 2006.

Slowik, 55, will enter his 18th season in the NFL this fall and replaces Jerry Gray. He worked with Shanahan for four seasons, coaching defensive backs in 2005-06 and becoming the defensive coordinator in 2007-08. When Shanahan was fired following the 2008 season, Slowik was not retained by new coach Josh McDaniels.

Slowik also has experience as a defensive coordinator in Green Bay (2004), Cleveland (1999, the Browns' expansion season) and Chicago (1993-98). Only one of those defenses ranked in the top 12 in the league in a particular season; they averaged a ranking of 18th in total defense. Slowik worked closely with former Redskins cornerback Champ Bailey, a perennial Pro Bowler, in Denver.

"Bob is someone who I have worked with for several years and has a great knowledge of the defensive side of the ball," Shanahan said. "He has been very successful as both a position coach and a coordinator in this league and will be instrumental in working with our defensive backs."

Slowik was also an assistant on the 1992 Dallas team that won the Super Bowl behind a dominant defense. He was a college assistant for 14 seasons, and he first worked with Shanahan on the staff at Florida from 1980-82.

The Redskins also officially announced the hiring of Chris Foerster as offensive-line coach.

"Chris has had a tremendous success working with and developing some of the game's top offensive linemen," Shanahan said. "He is an outstanding football coach, a great communicator and excels at helping his players reach the next level."

The only prominent staff positions the Redskins have not announced are special teams coordinator - though Danny Smith is expected to stay - and wide receivers coach.

By Barry Svrluga  |  January 21, 2010; 3:22 PM ET
 
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Comments

thought this was already announced??

Posted by: cliftonbiz | January 21, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

wow

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 21, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Denver East.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 21, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

An appropriate name for our D-backs coach.

Not hired were Jay Fastwik and John Goodanglewik.

Posted by: Rypien11 | January 21, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Wazzup? Jasno posted this on NFL.com two days ago.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/01/19/redskins-hire-burney-to-be-d-line-coach/

Posted by: League-Source | January 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Brees's injury:
Brees underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the TORN LABRUM in his right (throwing) shoulder.

The glenoidal labrum (glenoid ligament) is a fibrocartilaginous rim attached around the margin of the glenoid cavity in the shoulder blade. The shoulder joint is considered a 'ball and socket' joint. However, in bony terms the 'socket' (the glenoid fossa of the scapula) is quite shallow and small, covering at most only a third of the 'ball' (the head of the humerus). The socket is deepened by the glenoidal labrum.

Bradford's injury:
Bradford suffered a 3rd degree AC JOINT SPRAIN.
The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, is a joint at the top of the shoulder. It is the junction between the acromion (part of the scapula that forms the highest point of the shoulder) and the clavicle.

The AC joint allows the ability to raise the arm above the head. This joint functions as a pivot point (although technically it is a gliding synovial joint), acting like a strut to help with movement of the scapula resulting in a greater degree of arm rotation.

LONG STORY SHORT...TWO DIFFERENT INJURIES.

You don't draft WRs with know knee problems (MK) or QBs with throwing shoulder problems (Bradford).



Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

you forgot Jim Canmakataclewik

Posted by: gtstang9t3 | January 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

you forgot Jim Canmakatacklewik

Posted by: gtstang9t3 | January 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

"Umm I'll take a less than 3500 yards QB and 10-6 versus a 4000 yards QB and 4-12."


I think that will be what Shanny wants.

You better get some wear out of that #17 jersey now.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 21, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

anyone recall the RamSkins when George Allen brought in his guys from LA -- aka -- the over the hill gang?

So what'll be this team's nickname?

The Bronskins? The Skincos? The RedBroncs. The DenSkins? The RedDen?

I really suck at this

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 21, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I think that will be what Shanny wants.

You better get some wear out of that #17 jersey now.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 21, 2010 3:43 PM

I bought my wife a Jason Campbell jersey a few years back (we still had Khary.) Luckily her first name starts with a J.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 21, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Marty was my coach that "got away". Since then, and yes even with Gibbs 2.0, I never had faith in what my team could aspire to. Now I can forget about Marty and claim shanny as "my boy". JC17 doesn't have enough positives for shanny not to go with a QB @ #4. Enough of the strong armed QB college prospects. You need a accurate QB with average arm strength.(M Sanchez) JC17 just has the gun but sucks throwing the short to medium throws, remember his terrible screen to F Davis soared for an INT. to me Bradford is more accurate than "nfl ready" Clausen and has an above average arm more than C McCoy from UT. Not to mention Bradford wanted to return for his senior yr. Had he not been hurt absolute #1 not just last YR but this YR aswell. So for him to fall to us at #4. Can't let him pass....

Posted by: sthai75 | January 21, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

As far as Bradford is concerned, he has been protected by a stellar line almost his entire collegiate career. Those guys graduated and this year is the first year where he was exposed to pressure(outside of the pounding he took against the Gators). He's also been protected by the scheme(shotgun spread). Now, the question is can he take the hits that the NFL linemen deliver? He's not that big so it's a valid question. Seeing as how he got injured the first two times he really took a tough hit the answer to that question by many is a resounding no. Now, who in the heck would take a QB that can't take a hit at #4 overall in the NFL draft? Keep in mind that you are talking about giving this guy 50 million dollars over 6 years. If he is available in the second round then it's a no brainer but #4 overall? I wonder if Vinny would even do that.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 21, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

I bought my wife a Jason Campbell jersey a few years back (we still had Khary.)

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 21, 2010 3:47 PM

Scamp is a man who really knows what women like! I'm gonna get my wife a Source jersey when we pick one up in free agency. She'd look hot walking around with "SOURCE" on her back.

Posted by: League-Source | January 21, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | January 21, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Here's the original hit on Bradford against BYU. He came back weeks later only to get hit again against Texas, which ended his season.

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

I've tackled my wife harder after we've put the kids to bed.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Funny how all these people are hand-jobbing Sanchez, but more than likely were laughing at the guy and calling him a bust when he was throwing six picks in two games in the regular season...

When he doesn't have the number one defense, a top five running game, and like three first round offensive linemen protecting him - let me know, maybe then I'll crown his ass.

Sanchez, like [*gasp*] Campbell, needs a strong supporting cast around him.


4th, you're smoking straight boat if you think Sanchez is putting the Jets on his back and lead them to a CONFERENCE championship win. Sorry, don't have it happening. If the Jets win (which they probably will) it'll be due to the same ol' boring style of football the Jets play -- blitz, have Revis draping WRs with the 'snuggie', run run, run with Thomas Jones.

Posted by: RedDMV | January 21, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Sanchez is Spanish for interception.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I've tackled my wife harder after we've put the kids to bed.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 3:59 PM |

Can she recognize a safety blitz and accurate on the swing pass. Then we've found our next QB.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | January 21, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Instead of all available free-agents, I whittled this list down to just those who we (Shanny & Co.) might be interested on based on past associations or coming from simliar schemes - of course, not all of these guys will make it to FA because some will be resigned by their current teams, and we might not even want some of them, but at least it gives you some options to consider. With that said, here is an abbreviated list - have at it!

Offense
QB -Rex Grossman, Houston Texans
RB - Chester Taylor, Minnesota Vikings
WR - Kevin Walter, Houston Texans
OG - Ben Hamilton Denver Broncos

3-4 Defense
NT - Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots
LB - Shawne Merriman, San Diego Chargers

I'd list Rex and Chester as the top priorities (assuming JC17 and CP are both going to be jettisoned this off-season - Rex to hold down the fort while we groom a rookie QB for the future), with the others being "nice to haves".

Posted by: PDXskin | January 21, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PDXskin | January 21, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Sanchez is garbage. He was on SI cover this week so here comes the inevitable 3 pick clunker game. They are winning by masking and hiding his short comings. He may be good down the road.

Brees was hurt in the NFL. Bradford gets hurt by balls of paper. People clamoring for him didn't watch him at Oklahoma.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | January 21, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Can she recognize a safety blitz and accurate on the swing pass. Then we've found our next QB.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | January 21, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Then in 2 years you'll be clamoring for a QB that can take a hit and throw futher than 10 feet.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 21, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

screw Bradford and Clausen. Neither is impressive.
1st: OT Okung
2nd: NT Cody (Alabama)

You go this way and you get two solid starters that fill vital holes on this team for years to come.

Posted by: pgugino | January 21, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Red, on Sanchez, same page. Its a team game and the team around Sanchez has plenty of game.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 21, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Sanchez is Spanish for interception.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 4:06 PM

Is that it? It used to mean "Son of Sancho." And interception in Spanish? interceptación. But you were pretty close.

Posted by: League-Source | January 21, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Bradford will be our Matt Ryan

Posted by: coparker5 | January 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

And you will be our Vinnie Cerrato.

Posted by: ga8085 | January 21, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

POD IMHO. Outstanding work.

DRAFT OKUNG

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | January 21, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I've tackled my wife harder after we've put the kids to bed.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 3:59 PM |

Can she recognize a safety blitz and accurate on the swing pass. Then we've found our next QB.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | January 21, 2010 4:06 PM

No, but Scamp's wife wears a JC jersey and word has it that League's wife wants to put Diesel on the back of her jersey instead of Source.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Another example. Couldnt find any video like the BYU hit but this one wasn't that bad either.

Oklahoma QB Bradford knocked out of loss to Texas TechComment Email Print Share ESPN.com news services

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford left the game against Texas Tech in the first quarter with an apparent concussion.

Before halftime of the Sooners' 34-27 loss to Texas Tech, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Bradford was being monitored for a concussion.

"He's got somewhat of a concussion. They're checking him out right now," Stoops told ESPN sideline reporter Bonnie Bernstein.

Bradford came out with the Sooners up 7-3 after their second possession of the game. It appeared from television replays that he took a hard hit as he tried to make a tackle after teammate Allen Patrick fumbled on OU's first play from scrimmage. Bradford got up slowly.

Bradford sat alone on the bench until about 10 minutes remained in the first half when he walked with trainers up a ramp leading out of the stadium and stood near the top for a few minutes.

He then got on the back of a golf cart and was taken away from the stadium area.

Bradford returned to the sideline in street clothes in the second half.

Joey Halzle replaced Bradford, who came into the game as the nation's most efficient passer (180.4). Through 10 games, the redshirt freshman completed 70 percent of his passes with only six interceptions.

Halzle went 21-for-41 for 291 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the loss

Posted by: ToddStinkston | January 21, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Jason, Any way to pass on to Shanahan that Danny Smith blows? Our Special Teams have stunk for, at least, 5 years. Please, you're our conduit out there. You represent the fans. PLEASE! Danny Smith has got to go!!!

Posted by: thedoo-da-man | January 21, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan's highest picks were Cutler (11), Clady (12) and Deltha O'Neal (15).

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 21, 2010 2:30 PM

Not an expert in picking QB is he?

Posted by: abxinc | January 21, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Bradford will be our Matt Ryan

Posted by: coparker5 | January 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse


Yes. He will be our Matt Ryan.

...minus the success.

...and the durability.

But otherwise he'll definitely be our Matt Ryan.

Posted by: p1funk | January 21, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

trade down and pick a OL...and hopefully an extra pick or two. this will be a deep draft because of the labor issue causing more underclassmen to declare.

Posted by: thepinched | January 21, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Denver East.

Posted by: RedSkinHead

Yeah RSH- there's a running joke here in Houston, in order to coach/play for Texans, one must 1) attend Colorado State, 2) be a former Bronco or 3) know someone who knows Elway.

By the way, did everyone know Kyle Shanny and Chris Simms have matching tatoos? Simms to 9ers anyone?

Posted by: ElYeah | January 21, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

But if she does, are you willing to pay to read such learned bloggers as League Source, DCSween, 4th Floor, or alex35332?

Posted by: Markin21132 | January 21, 2010 3:10 PM

Not me. I'm just like Onan in the Bible. [Look that up.] Giving it away for free ... just spilling it on the ground.

Posted by: dcsween | January 21, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Learn something new everyday ... I'm trilingual now on the word "interception" with this Spanish version to accompany the French word for it ... Delhomme.

Seriously, I think that the Jets get this one this weekend. These are two bad @ss defenses, with an edge for the Jets (who need it to face the Forehead). Jets have a WAY better running game and a fully adequate short to intermediate passing game, so they can keep Peyton off the field. Their game plan has to be just to maintain possession.

Posted by: dcsween | January 21, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

In Swedish - "onanera"

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | January 21, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan's highest picks were Cutler (11), Clady (12) and Deltha O'Neal (15).

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 21, 2010 2:30 PM

Not an expert in picking QB is he?

Posted by: abxinc

Cutler was the only QB Shanny picked in the top 5 rounds (going back to 2000). Kind of odd considering he had to replace Elway.

Not sure when Shanny got the GM role in Denver, but going back further, Brian Griese was a 3rd round pick in '98 and Jeff Lewis(who?) a 4th round pick in '96.

Just 3 QB selections in the top 5 rounds in 15 or so years. Not a lot considering Denver needed to start thinking about who would replace Elway well over 10 years ago.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 21, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Shanny taking a draft pick as high as #4 with a say okung. Less risky I grant you that point. BUT that, I'm predicting is not Shanny's style. I was in the OKUNG or any OL camp for awhile and am one that believes that games are won in the trenches. But there is an opportunity here for Shanny to start developing his hand picked QB and groom him day one. Day ONE I say! instead of 1 year into shanny's tennure. Oh my bad not the same shoulder injury with brees and bradford but point being, there is prescident for a QB to return from a throwing shoulder injury, and be sucsessful. Day 1, I say again. Don't be suprised or dissapointed fellow redskin fans if Shanny takes a QB. Did I mention "Day 1". Bradford has been doing it since his freshman year. He has the numbers to back his performance and is a winner.

Posted by: sthai75 | January 21, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Sanchez is Spanish for interception.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 4:06 PM


Funny, I thought "Sanchez" was Spanish for:

"I'm hyped b/c I come from USC and I'm the only Mexican in the NFL Everyone is keeps talking about me and I don't know why because the rookie that everyone should be talking about this postseason is Shonne Green seeing as how he's gone for 263 Yds and 2 TDs with a 6 ypc average in 2 postseason games whereas I have yet to even crack 200 yards passing in a game but I'm just grateful that Brian Schottenheimer is doing everything under the sun to prevent me from having to actually throw the ball and screw things up for us so as long as I can throw dump offs to Dustin Keller and shallow crosses to Jerricho Cotchery I should be OK and continue to get on the cover of SI seeing as how I'm a hyped QB from USC and the only Mexican in the NFL."

Posted by: p1funk | January 21, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

But if she does, are you willing to pay to read such learned bloggers as League Source, DCSween, 4th Floor, or alex35332?

Posted by: Markin21132 | January 21, 2010 3:10 PM

Not me. I'm just like Onan in the Bible. [Look that up.] Giving it away for free ... just spilling it on the ground.

Posted by: dcsween | January 21, 2010 4:27 PM

Not like sween, or Onan. I'm charging for it and selling to the highest bidder. So far, that's the Post but my agent's been talking with the Times so you may have to pay to read my stuff in a couple of months. Enjoy it now, while it's free.

Posted by: League-Source | January 21, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm so confused right now. Is this right? First you hire a GM, then a Head Coach, and then put assistants in place. My head is spinning. Who the hell is running this team?

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 21, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

4th, you're smoking straight boat if you think Sanchez is putting the Jets on his back and lead them to a CONFERENCE championship win. Sorry, don't have it happening. If the Jets win (which they probably will) it'll be due to the same ol' boring style of football the Jets play -- blitz, have Revis draping WRs with the 'snuggie', run run, run with Thomas Jones.

Posted by: RedDMV | January 21, 2010 4:02 PM

Remember....I was the only one to claim this.

They would need to do this because they have to keep up wit Manning...meaning they need to score atleast 21 points (on the low side).

Book it!

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 21, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Indy is going to crush the Jets.

And Sanchez is going to be forced to throw the ball.

And Rex Ryan is going to feel really really embarassed.

At least we'll have the Vikes/Saints shootout.

Posted by: p1funk | January 21, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

The Colts will stack the LOS all day forcing Sanchez to beat them.

It's the only way for the jets to get to the SB....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 21, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I like Bradford alot... but the injury makes him too risky (with what we know today) to take at #4. If he's brought along properly and doesn't get pumpled into the ground on that shoulder again next Sept/Oct... He should be fine.

Bottomline: We need to rebuild our Oline above anything else.

I would love to get a stud OT at #4 resign Levi Jones and move him to RT. And pickup at least another G/C or OT/G in the draft. We should be drafting 2 O lineman minimum, LB(s), DE/DT above all. We need to build this team to dominate the tranches.

Posted by: EinVB | January 21, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | January 21, 2010 4:33 PM

100% agree. He also benefits from playing behind the best OL in the game. They win despite him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: _Stumped_ | January 21, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

100% agree. He also benefits from playing behind the best OL in the game. They win despite him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I agree with that right now but I also think he'll be pretty damned good in about 3 years. Like him or not the kid has a strong accurate arm. He just needs to develop longer. The areas he is lacking are all things that can be taught. In time he will learn how to read a defense, look off linbackers, pump fake to make safeties jump, and ball placement when throwing into tight coverage. He's a guy that should have sat on the bench for a while.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 21, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, I think that the Jets get this one this weekend. These are two bad @ss defenses, with an edge for the Jets (who need it to face the Forehead). Jets have a WAY better running game and a fully adequate short to intermediate passing game, so they can keep Peyton off the field. Their game plan has to be just to maintain possession.

Posted by: dcsween

I think Indy wins. Their defense is better than most people think. The Ravens had as good an offense as the Jets have (somewhat similar, too), and Indy shut them down.

The Jets defense may slow Indy's offense, but stopping that attack is another deal completely. Peyton may be at the heart of it, but he's got some serious talent around him.

But if the Jets upset the Colts, wouldn't be the first time

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 21, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Bottomline: We need to rebuild our Oline above anything else
Posted by: EinVB | January 21, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Thats the truth. I'm on the draft an O-lineman with the #4 pick boat

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 21, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Remember....I was the only one to claim this.

They would need to do this because they have to keep up wit Manning...meaning they need to score atleast 21 points (on the low side).

Book it!

Posted by: 4thFloor

C'mon 4th. If Jets have to rely on Sanchez keeping up with Manning, they get smoked. Book that!

Posted by: dcwun | January 21, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Don't be surprised if Shanny goes after well versed Vet QB. I don't honestly know who they might pull out of their ass, but maybe a Jeff Garcia or something... Maybe they like Leinart... who knows.

I was a big JC supporter a year or 2 ago, but I'm just not sure he's ever going to be IT. The guy is almost always late on throws, double clutches like he's Dominiqu Wilkins... And obviously not very accurate. I don't think its possible for latter to change, unless he's still adapting to the overhaul Zorn did on his mechanics. I think he is what he is at this point. He's probably going to be our stopgap for 1-2 years.

I really hope I'm wrong...

Posted by: EinVB | January 21, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Cutler was the only QB Shanny picked in the top 5 rounds (going back to 2000). Kind of odd considering he had to replace Elway.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 21, 2010 4:31 PM

Technically, he was replacing Jake Plummer.

I'm with 4th (1st!) and his booking, but I think the Jets' RBs are going to figure out what Ravens did wrong ... and that the Jets have a slightly better line that Baltimore ... and that Thomas Jones + Shonne Green > Ray Rice alone. And that the Jets are going to have picked apart enough Clots film to know when to take their shots down the field. Plus, one of these days, Braylon Edwards is bound to show up.

Jets over Colts and the under. Comic book it.

Posted by: dcsween | January 21, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Slowik and burney have 40,000 years of coaching experience (combined)

Posted by: pabrian2003 | January 21, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

No, first you decide on the coach, ask him who he wants for the GM position, hire that guy, interview a minority, let the season play out, then hire the coach you wanted. After that he hires assistant coaches from his past, tries to lure his Super Bowl winning quarterback back, fails, and we are mediocre for the next 3 years as he fails to develop a quarterback, which he does not know how to do. He resigns, the GM gets fired, and we begin again.

Posted by: Sm4rt3rTh4nY0u | January 21, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

ryp11, classic !

Posted by: pabrian2003 | January 21, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

The other difference btwn the Ravens and the Jets is that Flacco was playing in pain and couldn't run. Sanchez has way more mobility, even IF he doesn't know how to slide.

Posted by: dcsween | January 21, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

On the Jets and Colts game. I think the team that scores more points will probably win. I'm not sure though

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 21, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm so confused right now. Is this right? First you hire a GM, then a Head Coach, and then put assistants in place. My head is spinning. Who the hell is running this team?

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 21, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse


LOL! Nice... I'm telling you, this is the greatest confusion we've had in a long time around here. Its Scary!

Posted by: EinVB | January 21, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Sm4rt3rTh4nY0u, I got stuck on thos first five characters ... SM Fart? C'mon, man. This is OUR season ... the OFF season! Save that doom/gloom for Week One.

Posted by: dcsween | January 21, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Who the hell said they tackled their Wife (after they put the kids to bed) harder than that? ROFLMAO!

That is classic. I can definitely relate.

Posted by: EinVB | January 21, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Don't hold your breath waiting on Shanahan to use a top 5 pick on an o-lineman. He'll draft a lineman if he can trade back, but at 4 he's taking a play maker, the qb he can mold to run his offense. He'll build his o-line primarily through free agency and trades. He also needs a home-run threat for his running game to be effective. We don't have any. He'll get one in the draft.

Posted by: coparker5 | January 21, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

That's what I've been thinking, its much easier to find decent lineman in FA and the later rounds of the draft than it is to find playmakers. I think the draft is going to be QB/RB with our first two picks. I think Shanahan knows that our offense lacks 3 things; oline, speed, and a quality qb. The only one of those most easily fixed outside of the draft is oline. Sign two tackles and a guard in free agency, draft QB, RB, MLB (to help with the 3-4 transition), G, and T. I'm cool with whatever he chooses to do even if that is retain and play Campbell, but IMO if I was a betting man we're drafting a QB and a RB early and I think it will be Clausen over Bradford. Clausen performed better under adverse circumstances with precious few weapons, shoddy protection, no running game, and a crap defense. He played for one of the most successful OC's in NFL history, he's durable, has proven he can take hits, and has a ton of starts under his belt.

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 21, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

"Wazzup? Jasno posted this on NFL.com two days ago.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/01/19/redskins-hire-burney-to-be-d-line-coach

I posted a similar comment yesterday, but they didn't let it through. Sad that we have to get out news from nfl.com. I miss Janso!

Posted by: F0X7 | January 21, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

4th, you're smoking straight boat if you think Sanchez is putting the Jets on his back and lead them to a CONFERENCE championship win.

Posted by: RedDMV | January 21, 2010 4:02 PM

Red, Love the smoking boat reference! Thank you for reminding me. Do they still call people "patients" or use the term "late" up there still?

Posted by: mack1 | January 21, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Plus, one of these days, Braylon Edwards is bound to show up.

Jets over Colts and the under. Comic book it.

Posted by: dcsween

If only he brought a pair of hands with him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 21, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

For all you stat geeks...

JaMarcus Russell, 2008-09: 198-for-368, 2,423 yards, 13 TDs.

Mark Sanchez, 2009-10: 196-for-364, 2,444 yards, 12 TDs.

The difference? Sanchez threw more picks.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

"Don't be surprised if Shanny goes after well versed Vet QB."

He already has one in #17.

So why bring in 'nuther?

I think Shanny will, "Campbell just isn't a winner," and decide to pick his own young guy to trade up.

Why?

Well, remember--that's why St Joe drafted Campbell.

He had Doug Williams fantasies, but forgot to build the right kind of line around him.

He wanted his own guy to shape his system around, and anow with him gone, Campbell sticks out like an ugly thumb in the otherwise fine Megan Fox.

Smart money says Campbell gets moved for a low round 3rd or 4th rounder.

And another fantasy is drafted.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 21, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I think Bradford will def get 'pumpled' in the the 'tranches' in the NFL

Posted by: pabrian2003 | January 21, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

How many you ask?

Russell 8
Sanchez 20

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

why must every "insider" post about new hires insist on telling us exactly where some dudes defense ranked or whatever position he coached ranked? Those ranking are ridiculous...our 4th ranked D two years ago won us Butkiss...nata....zilch...it is completely irrelevant and stupid. I saw this "insider" clown on comcast last week and he was too afraid to tell the public that some dude's wife was having a baby so Casserly did it...lmao

Posted by: lang77 | January 21, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

screw Bradford and Clausen. Neither is impressive.
1st: OT Okung
2nd: NT Cody (Alabama)

You go this way and you get two solid starters that fill vital holes on this team for years to come.

Posted by: pgugino | January 21, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse
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I could totally support this "trenches" approach if Cody would be there when we pick in round 2, but most mocks have him gone well before then - you would have to trade back up into Rnd 1 to get him. And if you were trading up, I'd be tempted to look at his teammate Rolando McClain as another good option (as a prototype inside backer for the 3-4)in the mid-to-low 1st round.

Posted by: PDXskin | January 21, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

beeps - Seattle coach hiring update.

Posted by: Skins930 | January 21, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

"How many you ask?"

Is the question, "Who isn't a second year player that didn't start 16 games?"

Or?: "Who made the right throws when they needed to be made to win two play off games?"

'Cuz the guy who routinely answers the second question, but not the first is the one who defines what a winner is.

A winning quarterback doesn't have to be prolific or perfect.

Just a guy who is accurate enough when he has to be, doesn't fumble away snaps, doesn't waste time outs, and puts the ball where others can help him win.

Is Clausen or Bradford or Tebow or Pike or McCoy or Snead a winner?

I dunno: that's why we got Shanny.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 21, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. Allen and Mr. Shanahan, PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE Draft O-Linemen! The Redskins won three superbowls with three different QB`s because of the o-line! Please draft o-linemen!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | January 21, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Looking like Shanahan wants guys he knows.. well Pat Ramsey was his backup QB for 2 years in Denver.. He knows Shanahan's system, is available and can be signed cheap. So if Shanahan only needs a veteran QB for about a year until his QB of the future is ready.. he might be a good pickup. Signing Campbell who will want starting QB pay and more than a one year contract makes no sense if Shanahan doesn't view him as a long term answer...

Posted by: sovine08 | January 21, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

BTW F-Dallas!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | January 21, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

I want Favre! Or at least Kurt Warner. Hmmm. How old is Elway?

Posted by: kls1 | January 21, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

The skins won superbowls in the 80's cause of their oline but this isn't the 80's anymore. The Jets have a better oline than the Colts. The Jets have a better defense than the Colts. But the Colts will win as long as none of their playmakers (including Freeney & Mathis) get hurt. What is the last team that won a superbowl because of their dominant oline? The 91 Redskins? The game has changed. Shanny is gonna get the oline fixed but I think our oline will look alot like the Colts oline. No big names or big contracts. Just smart athletic guys that fit the system.

Posted by: coparker5 | January 21, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

having to actually throw the ball and screw things up for us so as long as I can throw dump offs to Dustin Keller and shallow crosses to Jerricho Cotchery I should be OK and continue to get on the cover of SI seeing as how I'm a hyped QB from USC and the only Mexican in the NFL."

Posted by: p1funk | January 21, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Tony Ho.. er Romo is mexican too; the difference between the 2 is Sanchez owns up

Posted by: Surfercalavera | January 21, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

for all of you jason haters,you are really oblivious to whats really going on with this team.dammit!you can bring tom brady in here,and he will look like crap with this crappy o-line!so all of this cody-bradford-q-b talk is senseless,until the o-line is addressed,and has a chance to jell a little,then jesus himself would be running for his life with this current group of blockers!

Posted by: billydee123 | January 21, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

QB ratings 2009

Russell 50.0 (2nd year)
Sanchez 63.0 (rookie year)

How about 1st Quarter QB Rating.. Talk about getting your team off to a bad start.. Russell, 34.1

Sanchez's 1st Qtr rating, 67.6

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For all you stat geeks...

JaMarcus Russell, 2008-09: 198-for-368, 2,423 yards, 13 TDs.

Mark Sanchez, 2009-10: 196-for-364, 2,444 yards, 12 TDs.

The difference? Sanchez threw more picks.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 21, 2010 5:09 PM

Posted by: cliftonbiz | January 21, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

looks like the internet is up and running in the virgin islands..
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for all of you jason haters,you are really oblivious to whats really going on with this team.dammit!you can bring tom brady in here,and he will look like crap with this crappy o-line!so all of this cody-bradford-q-b talk is senseless,until the o-line is addressed,and has a chance to jell a little,then jesus himself would be running for his life with this current group of blockers!

Posted by: billydee123 | January 21, 2010 8:04 PM

Posted by: cliftonbiz | January 21, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

I just don't see the problem with drafting a QB at #4. We could always sign a FA Left Tackle, then pick a right guard with the second pick.

Campbell is not the future, and Shanahan is smart enough to see that. Furthermore, JC will be looking for a long-term starting QB money. Not the 1 year the Skins will offer. Campbell basically played this year with the long term deal as his goal.

Posted by: Redskin_in_miami | January 22, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

I was not a Jason Campbell fan but he showed me a lot the last 5 games. I think we need to keep him, really push Colt Brennen to see what he has and where he's at. Remember, we have Todd Collins too.

Trade the #4 for lower or future picks and draft some O linemen, DEs, LBs and RBs. Keep Levi Jones and find some other free agents. To this day I wonder why the Skins never brought back Pete Kendell. HE could have played at least 20-25 snaps per game.

Allen will have to find some diamonds in the ruff,

Posted by: neil64 | January 22, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

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