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Redskins injury report

By Rick Maese

Quarterback Donovan McNabb (hamstring/groin) participated fully in practice for a second day in a row Friday, according to the team's injury report, though both of the team's running backs were still limited.

Ryan Torain (hamstring) and Clinton Portis (groin) both participated in parts of practice. Coach Mike Shanahan said Torain has been able to take more reps than Portis the past two days.

Returner Brandon Banks (knee) was limited in practice Friday, as was safety LaRon Landry (knee). Linebacker Brian Orakpo (back) fully participated after missing Thursday's practice.

For the Eagles, safety Nate Allen (neck) and guard Max Jean-Gilles (concussion) each missed a second straight day of practice.

By Rick Maese  | November 12, 2010; 4:39 PM ET
 
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I hope Banks plays if he's healthy enough!

Posted by: rickyroge | November 12, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Jerry Jones:

"I will say that before I made the decision with Wade Phillips, I had Super Bowl-winning coaches solicit this job,” Jones said during a weekly appearance on KLRD-FM in Dallas, via Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com."

I would think that this has a negative outcome if he is pursuing a former super bowl coach. Because none of them would want to be thought of a meddling back stabbing scab.

Thanks for your continued incompetence Jerry. Everytime you have an oppportunity to right your ship, just open your mouth a little and say what comes to that mind of yours.

How you made money, will forever confuse me???

Posted by: Devo2 | November 12, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

saw that thing by jerruh. Can't feel good if you're garrett. Couple years ago, garrett turned down HC chances because he believed he get the 'puke gig when wade left.

Well, garrett has the HC job, but he's not likely to keep it. So much for loyalty. Next 'puke asst has a chance to move up by leaving ... they run for it.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 12, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm getting a bad feeling on LL. Two days on injury report. First the achilles tendon, second the knee. I know Shanny plays with the injury report, but Rak was on the list yesterday, and off today. Just something to keep an eye out for.

Posted by: TWISI | November 12, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Well, garrett has the HC job, but he's not likely to keep it. So much for loyalty. Next 'puke asst has a chance to move up by leaving ... they run for it.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 12, 2010 5:05 PM

He has all that anyone can ask for: a shot to earn the job. And, he's not there because of loyalty. He's been paid handsomely to wait for that chance.

It was sort of like Gregg Williams in DC, although he never got a shot at earning the job like Garrett has.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 12, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

anthing can happen in this game if the defense keeps us in it.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | November 12, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

These last two weeks has convinced me that there are many in the local media who absolutely HATE the Redskins. Their coverage goes WAY beyond objective coverage.

I know LaVar Arrington hates the Redskins
I think Chad Dukes hates the Redskins
I think Brian Mitchell hates THESE Redskins
I think Steve Czaban hates the Redskins

Posted by: rickyroge | November 12, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Report: McNabb extension on “faster track”
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on November 12, 2010, 5:00 PM EST
When Redskins G.M. Bruce Allen said that he expected Donovan McNabb to be in Washington for “several years” earlier this week, it looked like hot air intended at diffusing the current Redskins quarterback controversy.

Another sign the McNabb/Redskins relationship isn’t irrevocably damaged: Josina Anderson of Showtime’s Inside the NFL reports that extension talks between McNabb and the team are on a “faster track.”

She cautions the report by saying a deal is far from guaranteed and that the recent series of stories could derail things. But the contract could get done “sooner than expected.”

Here’s another huge factor that could derail a deal: McNabb’s play and the Redskins record.

If there isn’t improvement from McNabb’s end or the team goes in a tailspin, it simply defies logic to think the Redskins will give him a huge multi-year deal.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 12, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Am given to understand they tried to have Grossman immitate Vick in practice, but Shanahan pulled the plug because RG8 didn't have enough cardio-respiratory endurance.

Then they tried to find someone (anyone) who could shadow and keep up with Vick -- but the only person they could come up with is Anthony Armstong -- who is already penciled in to play wide receiver, shag punts and kick returns, and keep track of the cheerleaders' pom poms.

Then there was the little matter of deep coverage -- in that Vick can throw the ball 75 yards on a dead run -- but there's apparently nobody on the defensive team who can backpedal 75 yards in one go without tripping over their own feet. The only one who even came close was Carlos Rogers -- but he is such a sucker for the double move and couldn't catch a cold if you spotted him bare feet and bucket of ice water.

So Coach Shanahan finally decreed that he might just make another game time decision -- unwarp the gauze and activate Mighty Mouse (Brandon Banks) to do it all.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 12, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

vic,

There is no team in the NFL who has a QB that can emulate Vick, and it seems to me that two of our players caught Vick the last time we played. They also knocked his a$$ out of the game.

I know your still upset because Shanny doesn't tell you the truth but get over it already.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 12, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Flounder --

Get over yourself Dude. Did you not bother to read the last post?

My note was nothing more than a response to that.

Or are you the self-appointed blog biotch for the evening?

Wondered why you were wearing the Wonder Woman underoos.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 12, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Get over yourself Dude. Did you not bother to read the last post?

My note was nothing more than a response to that.

Or are you the self-appointed blog biotch for the evening?

Wondered why you were wearing the Wonder Woman underoos.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 12, 2010 6:32 PM |

I leave being a whiny b-tch to you, I'm surprised you didn't hire a lawyer and see if you could sue Shanny for being a liar as much as you've cried about it for the last two weeks.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 12, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 12, 2010 6:39 PM

You're a little late Wonder Woman.

Your observations might have relevant if you had spoken up when I said it -- but now we're just scratching our heads trying to figure out what you're going on about now.

But I guess it does take you a little longer to process such things.

Sort of like your reminder of what happened during a few weeks ago against the Eagles.

I presume your observation is intended to enlighten someone? Like someone missed the knock out?

Or are you offering another knockout as your "strategy" for a victory this week too?

Posted by: Vic1 | November 12, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

There's only one guy I know that called a Vick KO last time and is calling for another one this Monday night.

This guy.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 12, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Boy, I REALLY hope #5 shuts everyone up on Monday night...especially this asshat:


Trent Cole says Donovan McNabb is easy to defend
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on November 12, 2010, 6:18 PM EST

Eagles defensive end Trent Cole would not be among those recommending a fast tracked contract extension for Donovan McNabb as a wise business move.

After facing McNabb once and being a teammate of his for five years, Cole says McNabb just doesn’t provide a big challenge. Cole was asked what made McNabb tough to defend.

“Yeah, I think I’ll say no, he’s not that difficult a quarterback to play against. Because I think we should have won that game,” Cole said on SIRIUS NFL Radio Friday, as transcribed by Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog. “This past game we played against them, we should have won. Like I said, I just think he’s not a difficult quarterback to play against.”

Cole seemed to say that McNabb’s better days were behind him. And that a strong effort by Philadelphia would show just that.

“I’ve seen what our team can do to that team. I know what we can do. We just didn’t execute,” Cole said. “He’s a good quarterback — I didn’t say he was bad — he’s a good quarterback and he’s done great things over time. But now, talking about bad, I feel like our team can go in there and stop all that. We can go in there and win that game.”

Take away all the subplots, and this is a fascinating game on Monday night. The Eagles look like a team ready to create separation in the NFC playoff picture. The Redskins look like a team ready to implode, especially if McNabb is as easy to defend as Cole suggests.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 12, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Diesel

All well and good, but we can't bet on lightning striking twice in the same spot, or other acts of serendipity.

Rather we got to plan like he's on the field for the duration -- which probably means that we try to shut down the corners and the long passes, concede the short game, and hit anything coming out of their backfield as hard as we can every time we get the opportunity.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 12, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Boy, I REALLY hope #5 shuts everyone up on Monday night...especially this asshat:


Trent Cole says Donovan McNabb is easy to defend
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on November 12, 2010, 6:18 PM EST

Eagles defensive end Trent Cole would not be among those recommending a fast tracked contract extension for Donovan McNabb as a wise business move.

After facing McNabb once and being a teammate of his for five years, Cole says McNabb just doesn’t provide a big challenge. Cole was asked what made McNabb tough to defend.

“Yeah, I think I’ll say no, he’s not that difficult a quarterback to play against. Because I think we should have won that game,” Cole said on SIRIUS NFL Radio Friday, as transcribed by Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog. “This past game we played against them, we should have won. Like I said, I just think he’s not a difficult quarterback to play against.”

Cole seemed to say that McNabb’s better days were behind him. And that a strong effort by Philadelphia would show just that.

“I’ve seen what our team can do to that team. I know what we can do. We just didn’t execute,” Cole said. “He’s a good quarterback — I didn’t say he was bad — he’s a good quarterback and he’s done great things over time. But now, talking about bad, I feel like our team can go in there and stop all that. We can go in there and win that game.”

Take away all the subplots, and this is a fascinating game on Monday night. The Eagles look like a team ready to create separation in the NFC playoff picture. The Redskins look like a team ready to implode, especially if McNabb is as easy to defend as Cole suggests.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 12, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Doubt McNabb gives this Cole a second thought.

So someone else calls him a fair to middling quarterback...

...and McNabb could just as easily call Cole a so-so defensive lineman.

Difference is, the end is still upset over the last loss, while the QB is looking forward to the next win.

Posted by: Vic1 | November 12, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Trent Cole sounds just like Donovan McNabb did when we beat Donovans Igles. Y'all remember that "The better team didn't win today" crap he pulled. I crucified him for that stuff and still haven't forgiven him for it. Not that it matters of course.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 12, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: hessone | November 12, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

It's obvious that the eagles think little of the talent the Skins have. That's why Andy could feel comfortable with that trade. Here's hopoing to a Redskins beatdown of the eagles.

Posted by: TWISI | November 12, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: hessone | November 12, 2010 7:46 PM

hessone- you've been traded to the Dallas Morning News blog. In return we've received a 2014 conditional Blogger to be named later.

Please turn in your handle and password.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 12, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

hessone- you've been traded to the Dallas Morning News blog. In return we've received a 2014 conditional Blogger to be named later.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 12, 2010 8:07 PM

Wow, Diesel44, you robbed them. The condition probably is that he not run his "Boycott Jone$" game over there.

While you're at it, see if you can get a ham sandwich for Rachel.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 12, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES brought to you by the fine people at Yahoo!

Every season has a midpoint (no, I won’t be giving out grades), and it comes with the same warning you get with that mutual fund purchase – past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Yet, more often than not, the Skins first half DOES resemble the second half.

Year: 1st half record and 2nd half record
2004: 3-5 and 3-5
2005: 5-3 and 5-3
2006: 3-5 and 2-6
2007: 5-3 and 4-4
2008: 6-2 and 2-6
2009: 2-6 and 2-6

5 times in the past 6 years, the first half and second half records were very similar. If history repeats, we finish within a game of 8-8. Though 2007 looks similar between the 2 halves, it wasn’t. 5-3 turned into 5-6 and then Sean Taylor got murdered. The emotional team finished with 4 straight wins, while playing at a very high level.

The last time the Redskins won more games in the second half of the season was in 2001, with Schottenheimer at the helm (no 2001 Skins are on the 2010 roster, Albright and Samuels came closest). Worth mentioning, the greatest era of Skins football, the Gibbs 1.0 years, were noted for strong finishes.

I see no obvious reason for the second half of 2010 to deviate from the script of recent years, but I see more downside risk than upside.

We play an improved philly team this week, and the jints, the best in the NFC, twice. Tennessee is a formidable team, with a very aggressive defense and 3 unique weapons on offense. Surprising Tampa is a load this year. These 5 games are against teams with 5 or more Ws right now.

The softest opponents are Jax, who have still managed to be 4-4, and the ‘pukes. We’ll get Minny in a couple weeks, likely with their under the radar MVP, Sidney Rice, back. Strange team, Minny, -- teams typically don’t implode after a win. But if they are in the playoff hunt, it will be a tough game.

To go 4-4 in the 2nd half would be a solid accomplishment. It means winning the 2 softer games, and getting 2 upsets in the other 6. The defense has top 5 talent and Brandon Banks can transform a game (only for the better, so far). If the offense pitches in, we can get some quality wins. I haven’t given up on playoffs. At the start of the 2010, I gave us a 1 in 4 chance -- the odds are probably a tad worse.

There is one thing I would love to see – a marker that tells me we are in a different era. That would be a win over the jints. We’ve lost 7 of 8 to them (the W came in the windstorm game in the post ST21 run) and it has been our major matchup problem. Get to 8-8, including a win over the jints, and this season has the potential to be the building block many of us hoped it would become.

And that is your midterm version of ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES, as always brought to you by the fine people at Yahoo!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 12, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

78-67 overall W-L
3-0 SBs

Skins vs. Eagles

F Philly

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 12, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Wow...

Looks like everyone packed it in sort of early tonight.

Good, we'll be well rested for the weekend.

...I'll hit the lights on the way out.

Posted by: edvar | November 13, 2010 1:12 AM | Report abuse

{click}

Posted by: _Stumped_ | November 13, 2010 3:18 AM | Report abuse

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