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Redskins-Lions injury report: Questionables expected to play

A total of 12 Redskins players were listed as questionable on the team's injury report Friday, including quarterback Donovan McNabb (hamstring).

Shanahan said Friday that key players who've been limited in practice this week nursing injuries were all expected to play Sunday at Detroit, barring any unexpected setbacks.

The other questionable players are: tackle Jammal Brown (hip), tight end Chris Cooley (foot), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (back), tackle Stephon Heyer (ankle), safety LaRon Landry (Achilles), guard Kory Lichtensteiger (back), safety Kareem Moore (knee), linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle), center Casey Rabach (foot), fullback Mike Sellers (foot) and running back Chad Simpson (hamstring).

For the Lions, backup quarterback Shaun Hill (forearm) and linebacker Zack Follett (neck) are listed as out.

Running back Jahvid Best, who was limited in practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday because of a toe injury, is probable. Receiver Ryant Johnson (foot), linebacker DeAndre Levy (ankle) and defensive end Turk McBride (ankle) are questionable.

Also on Friday afternoon, the NFL confirmed that defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness against Chicago offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb in Washington's 17-14 victory last week.

The league determined that Haynesworth "unnecessarily struck his opponent away from the play," according to a league source.

Haynesworth upended Webb on DeAngelo Hall's 92-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter. Haynesworth was not assessed a penalty at the time of the play.

By Rick Maese  | October 29, 2010; 4:31 PM ET
 
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Comments

Lichtenblucher is most definitely questionable. Hope Donovan is okay, though (I'm sure he is). Count me out if you're lighting torches and grabbing pitchforks in support of Rexy.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 29, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

It's kind of scary that J Brown, Heyer, Lichtensteiger, and Rabach are all questionable. None of them (except possibly Brown) are very good at 100%. Hopefully, this list is an exaggeration.

Skins need to get the run game going to keep the QB safe this week, and it sounds like he's a little dinged up too.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 29, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

If you ask me, Shanny desparately needs to burn our 2nd round pick next year on a RT. That would go a long way towards settling the line down. Surely no one thinks either Brown or Heyer is the long term starter.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | October 29, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

You know, in regards to the offense, I really think when things start clicking it will exceed expectations. Even with the lack of talent, the way baby shanny draws up plays there is always gonna be someone wide-open. If given time in the pocket Mc5 should make those throws and trust that the WR will catch it. We keep seeing glimpses of it, when they play a full game lyk that, we will be good. Ryan Torain gets better with carries, so if we get points on the board early, he will take time off the clock in the 4th q.

Posted by: roccoskins | October 29, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Surely no one thinks either Brown or Heyer is the long term starter.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | October 29, 2010 5:11 PM

No one thinks Heyer is a starter. But most people are waiting to see how Brown plays after he heals completely.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 29, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

You know, in regards to the offense, I really think when things start clicking it will exceed expectations...

Posted by: roccoskins | October 29, 2010 5:22 PM

Color me jaded, but the offense doesn't click now for the same reason it hasn't clicked in awhile--the O-line.

There are gaping holes and weakness at RT, LG, and C. If not for Silverback, there would be nothing about this O-line to like.

This offense will not be able to carry the team until the O-line is more servicable.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 29, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

in a way, i'm glad to hear that brown's hip is hurting him...hopefully that explains his totally forgetable performance so far this year. maybe he'll be better next year.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | October 29, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

No one thinks Heyer is a starter. But most people are waiting to see how Brown plays after he heals completely.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 29, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse
______

Maybe I'm not lending enough credence to his hip injury, but I really thought he'd be better than he is by now. He was a pretty acceptable player in NO. I wasn't a lineman in my high school playing days, but I've been told that there's a learning curve between LT and RT, so I have to wonder if he's also getting used to the right side. Either way, he hasn't performed at the level I thought we'd see by week 7.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | October 29, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Truthfully, I don't think Brown has played as badly as we all think. The big problem to me is the interior of the line. When Run D Mc has been sacked by guys rushing from the LT or RT spots, it typically has been because he cannot step up into the pocket due to the break down of the interior. IMO Brown will be fine. And while Hicks has been okay at times, we really need LG, C and RG to solidify the line.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 29, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse


If you ask me, Shanny desparately needs to burn our 2nd round pick next year on a RT. That would go a long way towards settling the line down. Surely no one thinks either Brown or Heyer is the long term starter.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | October 29, 2010 5:11 PM |

good call, with a good LT and a good RT the redskins would have the start of a strong young nucleus on the o-line. got to keep those draft picks though

Posted by: hessone | October 29, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

If you ask me, Shanny desparately needs to burn our 2nd round pick next year on a RT. That would go a long way towards settling the line down. Surely no one thinks either Brown or Heyer is the long term starter.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | October 29, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

In theory I agree...problem is we have no 2nd rounder next year as of today. That pick is playing QB for us right now. FA class should be strong so maybe a young guy is in there that fits Shanahan's system.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 29, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Er, my bad I lost a year there...can you blame me?

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 29, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

For whatever reason, J. Brown hasn't shown much --and therefore it's only prudent to go out and get another tackle. If nothing else Skins would add to line depth. But the very first need is interior O linemen that is, assuming McNabb stays.

Let's be honest the overall key to success is getting better pro football players in rounds 4-7.

Wouldn't it be great RI spell-check didn't put a red line under "McNabb" everytime we type it? I mean it's only been six months.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 29, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

For whatever reason, J. Brown hasn't shown much --and therefore it's only prudent to go out and get another tackle. If nothing else Skins would add to line depth. But the very first need is interior O linemen that is, assuming McNabb stays.

Let's be honest the overall key to success is getting better pro football players in rounds 4-7.

Wouldn't it be great RI spell-check didn't put a red line under "McNabb" everytime we type it? I mean it's only been six months.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 29, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse
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That's certainly true about the guards. God help us if Lichtensteiger is the answer. We will hopefully get Big Mike W. back at guard next year but considering his enormous girth and corresponding lack of footspeed (I'm assuming), I'm not sure that he'll end up as a starting quality guard in a zone blocking scheme.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | October 29, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

..can you blame me?

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 29, 2010 6:31 PM

Of course we can blame you. You're already confessed that you're guilty.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 29, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I'm not lending enough credence to his hip injury, but I really thought he'd be better than he is by now. He was a pretty acceptable player in NO.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | October 29, 2010 6:04 PM

Acceptable? The guy went to the Pro Bowl twice. Why are you ready to dismiss him after he's played injured? Let it heal and then see what we've got. No need to make these decisions today.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 29, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Truthfully, I don't think Brown has played as badly as we all think. The big problem to me is the interior of the line. When Run D Mc has been sacked by guys rushing from the LT or RT spots, it typically has been because he cannot step up into the pocket due to the break down of the interior. IMO Brown will be fine. And while Hicks has been okay at times, we really need LG, C and RG to solidify the line.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 29, 2010 6:20 PM

co-sign

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 29, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

The fine on Haynesworth is BS. You're taught to find someone to hit on a return, and to play until the whistle blows. If Webb had been a QB, maybe the fine would be justified, but he seems like a crybaby to me.

And I guess I was too busy celebrating Hall's TD to hear this live on TV, but when I watched the replay of the AH hit on Webb, the video continues into Hall's TD and slide which leads into that moron Aikman immediately saying "and I think this here" (I guess that's hick-speak) should be a penalty." He then goes on to say that going to one knee is OK, but Hall's slide onto both knees is "execessive celebration."

What a doosh.

Here's the link if you need it: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81baad67/Haynesworth-s-unnecessary-hit

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 29, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Truthfully, I don't think Brown has played as badly as we all think. The big problem to me is the interior of the line. When Run D Mc has been sacked by guys rushing from the LT or RT spots, it typically has been because he cannot step up into the pocket due to the break down of the interior. IMO Brown will be fine. And while Hicks has been okay at times, we really need LG, C and RG to solidify the line.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 29, 2010 6:20 PM

co-sign

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 29, 2010 7:19 PM

Copy that.

Posted by: edvar | October 29, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Why are you ready to dismiss him after he's played injured?

Posted by: beep-beep | October 29, 2010

Why? Because that what some of the bloggas do. Remember The calls to cut Landry, Moss, CR, CP, AH, etc?

I agree, let the injuries heal to see what we have.

Posted by: dcwun | October 29, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Truthfully, I don't think Brown has played as badly as we all think. The big problem to me is the interior of the line. When Run D Mc has been sacked by guys rushing from the LT or RT spots, it typically has been because he cannot step up into the pocket due to the break down of the interior. IMO Brown will be fine. And while Hicks has been okay at times, we really need LG, C and RG to solidify the line.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 29, 2010 6:20 PM

co-sign

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 29, 2010 7:19 PM

Copy that.

Posted by: edvar | October 29, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, double post.

Why the heck does it take so friggen long to post something on this stupid site?

Posted by: edvar | October 29, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Why? Because that what some of the bloggas do. Remember The calls to cut Landry, Moss, CR, CP, AH, etc?

I agree, let the injuries heal to see what we have.

Posted by: dcwun | October 29, 2010 7:28

I like CP but he and AH will be wearing different uniforms next year.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 29, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Truthfully, I don't think Brown has played as badly as we all think. The big problem to me is the interior of the line. When Run D Mc has been sacked by guys rushing from the LT or RT spots, it typically has been because he cannot step up into the pocket due to the break down of the interior. IMO Brown will be fine. And while Hicks has been okay at times, we really need LG, C and RG to solidify the line.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 29, 2010 6:20 PM

co-sign

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 29, 2010 7:19 PM

Copy that.

Posted by: edvar | October 29, 2010 7:29 PM

The dude abides.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 29, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Truthfully, I don't think Brown has played as badly as we all think. The big problem to me is the interior of the line. When Run D Mc has been sacked by guys rushing from the LT or RT spots, it typically has been because he cannot step up into the pocket due to the break down of the interior. IMO Brown will be fine. And while Hicks has been okay at times, we really need LG, C and RG to solidify the line.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 29, 2010 6:20 PM

co-sign

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 29, 2010 7:19 PM

Copy that.

Posted by: edvar | October 29, 2010 7:29 PM

The dude abides.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 29, 2010 9:15 PM |

Indeed.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 29, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Triple co sign

Now here's a question for the blog

LG, C, RG are for sure holes we need to fill.

Are you guys thinking draft or FA??

I feel we need to draft atleast two of those spots

Earlier I called for NT then C, I'm shifting to C, OG

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 29, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Triple co sign

Now here's a question for the blog

LG, C, RG are for sure holes we need to fill.

Are you guys thinking draft or FA??

I feel we need to draft atleast two of those spots

Earlier I called for NT then C, I'm shifting to C, OG

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 29, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

I'd be delighted with interior OL as the Skins' first two picks in this draft. That would probably give us two of the top ten O linemen available. Young blue chippers to line up with big Trent for the next, oh, eight years or so. Hell yes.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 29, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Nate

Check out hudson from fla state, center

Can't remember the dang name of the guy, OG from the U(fl)

Those guys would be amazing pick ups n solidify our line for a decade

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 29, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Truthfully, I don't think Brown has played as badly as we all think. The big problem to me is the interior of the line. When Run D Mc has been sacked by guys rushing from the LT or RT spots, it typically has been because he cannot step up into the pocket due to the break down of the interior. IMO Brown will be fine. And while Hicks has been okay at times, we really need LG, C and RG to solidify the line.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 29, 2010 6:20 PM

co-sign

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 29, 2010 7:19 PM

Copy that.

Posted by: edvar | October 29, 2010 7:29 PM

The dude abides.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 29, 2010 9:15 PM |

Indeed.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 29, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Give this man another caucasian.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 29, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth: I'm not good enough to play 3-4

(AP/Susan Walsh) By Michael Martinez

Here’s the truth about Albert Haynesworth: He’s getting paid a guaranteed $41 million to play football for the Washington Redskins, but he’s not starting. And now he says he’s not good enough to play nose tackle in the Redskins’ base 3-4 defense.
In his first midweek interview session with the media Thursday, Haynesworth said he’s grown content with his role as part-time player in nickel packages. He can rush the passer and play a role similar to the one had for seven seasons with the Tennessee Titans.

But as for the Redskins’ defense, according to the Associated Press, he said, “I’m not good enough to play the 3-4.”

Haynesworth is coming off his best game this season. He had one sack (his first since 2009) and made a key goal-line stop in a 17-14 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

“Now that we’ve changed some of the things that I do, it’s helped a lot,” he said. “I don’t have to think as much on the field – I can just go out and play.”

Of course, Haynesworth never warmed up to the 3-4 defense preferred by coach Mike Shanahan, and the drama continued from the offseason to training camp. The team offered to release him if he opted not to collect a $21-million roster bonus in April (he took the money). He later asked to be traded and subsequently missed all offseason workouts. It took him several tries to pass a required conditioning test.
Now comes this revelation.

“Trying to get him to do the 3-4 stuff was trying to get a square peg into a round hole,” defensive cootdinator Jim Haslett said. “We tried to force the issue, and it hasn't worked out the way that we would like. I still think he can do it because he's a good athlete and is athletic and smart and tough enough to do it.”

That might be true, but unless Haynesworth gets on board, it’s not going to work. At the moment, he’s happy with the arrangement. Asked if he thinks he’ll be with the ‘Skins next season, Haynesworth said, “ I have no clue. Right now, if I just keep playing, I’ll be somewhere.”

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 29, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Rodney Hudson C/OG FSU
Stefen Wisniewski C PSU
Mike Pouncey C/OG UF
Kris O'Dowd, C USC
Orlando Franklin OG, FSU
Benjamin Ijalana OG, Nova
Stephen Schilling OG, Mich

Give me any two of these guys and I'd be ecstatic.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 29, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

IMHO,
Who cares about hanny, los, and others on D.

I wanna win with the O-fence


but good D always helps :P

Posted by: skinswillwin | October 29, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Truthfully, I don't think Brown has played as badly as we all think. The big problem to me is the interior of the line. When Run D Mc has been sacked by guys rushing from the LT or RT spots, it typically has been because he cannot step up into the pocket due to the break down of the interior. IMO Brown will be fine. And while Hicks has been okay at times, we really need LG, C and RG to solidify the line.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 29, 2010 6:20 PM

co-sign

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 29, 2010 7:19 PM

Copy that.

Posted by: edvar | October 29, 2010 7:29 PM

The dude abides.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 29, 2010 9:15 PM |

Indeed.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 29, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Give this man another caucasian.


Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 29, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

The motion carries

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 30, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

diesel!!

Great call, imagine if we got three!!!

We need help on o line bad

This draft is supposedly deep in WR n DBs

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 30, 2010 12:39 AM | Report abuse

This draft is supposedly deep in WR n DBs

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 30, 2010 12:39 AM

Too bad the Redskins are shallow in picks. Need to spend more time studying the list of free agents and less time looking at the draft if you want to know who will be on the team next year.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 30, 2010 7:05 AM | Report abuse


This draft is supposedly deep in WR n DBs

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 30, 2010 12:39 AM

we do need a FS.

Posted by: hessone | October 30, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

The league determined that Haynesworth "unnecessarily struck his opponent away from the play," according to a league source.


Sometimes you can't win for losing.

If AH doesn't block that guy and he later tackles DeAngelo Hall, the sports media crowd shouts about the apathetic and lazy way the modern rich player plays the game.

But AH makes what looks like a solid block--a great heart and effort play--and the league fines him.

Taking violence out of football to make it look more and more like the asinine Madden video will soon create a league of ordinary and polite gentlemen....

...playing two-hand touch football.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 30, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

First game on artificial turf + Banks = 1st KR/PR

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 30, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

First game on artificial turf + Banks = 1st KR/PR

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 30, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

I'm on the edge of my seat every time this dude touches the ball. So happy to have a PR game again.

Some eye-pooping stats from hogshaven re: our ole pal Norv's team:

"The San Diego Chargers boast the #1 overall team offense, the #1 overall team defense, the #1 overall passing offense, the #1 overall passing defense and the #4 overall rushing defense...and they are 2-5, in last place in the AFC West! Smutsboy...enlighten me as to what the conventional stats are missing here. I have only one way to attempt to explain it, and I can do it in two words: Norv Turner."

http://www.hogshaven.com/2010/10/29/1782439/give-me-the-numbers-stat#storyjump

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 30, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

I'd be delighted with interior OL as the Skins' first two picks in this draft.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 29, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

This would be my optimal approach as well but truthfully I would be shocked if Shan & Allen did it. There will be so many other temptations. My realistic hope is they get one in the draft + one FA.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 30, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

For whatever reason, Jammal Brown hasn't shown much


Gee--didn't we all hail the move to get Jammal Brown, knowing he was 'damaged' goods?

Now redskin folks aren't impressed with him in the same way saints weren't.

But as for now, they got our pick for a player still recovering from injury, and we still need a dependable right tackle.

That they didn't break out into laughter during BA's trade talks is what impresses me.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 30, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait to see the Skins smash the Lions on Sunday.

All I've been hearing from people all week is about how this is a "scary" game for the Skins, how competitive the Lions have been and are better than 1-5 record, and how the great return of Matthew Stafford spells trouble for the Skins.

Fact:
Matthew Stafford ended last season with a 61 passer rating; 13TD/20INT; 53% completion. Since Week 13 of 2009, Stafford has seen about 1 quarter of live game action. Why people are treating this guy like he's Peyton Manning is beyond me.

Fact:
Shaun Hill's 79 rating, 9TD/7INT and 61% completion is BETTER play than what Stafford was giving this team last season...and the Lions are still losing. To think that the team is going to get this great boost from Stafford simply because his name is "Stafford" defies reason.

Fact:
The Lions deserve their 1-5 record. They are going into the 4th quarter losing to teams, and then get a score or 2 to make things look more interesting than they actually are - sounds alot like the Skins from last season. Sure, you could argue that they got robbed against Chicago...so maybe they deserve to be 2-4...real scary.

Fact:
The Redskins are not the mealy-mouthed limp-wristed ninnies from last year who got beat in Detroit. To think that this team is going to go in the game as ill-prepared as they were last year is basically saying that Mike Shanahan might as well be Jim Zorn. If our 4-3 record tells us anything, it says that this team always comes prepared and ready to compete.

Posted by: p1funk | October 30, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Prediction - I figured last week if the skins beat the bears they would have a shot at 7 or 8 wins. If they lost I was thinking a 5 win team. This week, if they beat the lions, they will make the playoffs..BUT.. Say what you want lions 34 skins 17. I hope I'm wrong. If they lose to Detroit there will be much talk about how they overlooked the lions but that isn't really the case, they just aren't that good yet. If skins win, I'll be surprised and will have to proclaim they have turned the corner and will be in the playoffs. But like I said this will be a loss and I'll hunker down for another yawn down the stretch.

Posted by: outsourced_in_va | October 30, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Even if it takes untill next season for Brown to be fully healthy and ready to perform at peak levels, the trade will have been worth it. Even his slightly dissapointing, injury hampered performance has been an improvement from what we were looking at last year. I'm not ready to throw him under the bus yet.

For next year I'm thinking the Skins will do something very similar to what they did this past offseason. Draft one O-line starter, Pick up another starter in free agency, and maybe another cheap-but servicable veteran free agent. I'm also hoping that Capers and/or Cook will develop into a servicable lineman.

Posted by: kaasmaster | October 30, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

pepper5

There will be so many other temptations. My realistic hope is they get one in the draft + one FA.


Sign me up for this as well.

Folks forget that Casey Rabach as been re-upped (meaning the franchise sees value in him), and KLich given the starting left guard spot(meaning Dock is a goner with Mike Williams right behind him).

Trent Williams is our rock in the offensive line weary land.

We say, queue up E Cook and Selvish Capers, and hope one makes a developmental jump from the practice squad point to second string or starter.

You just gotta hope Jammal Brown recovers this offseason as giving away picks for a used to be injured Pro Bowl tackle is like trading magic beans for a cow that doesn't give milk.

(Isn't that the other way around?)

But in any event, a right tackle, and left guard must be drafted/acquired via FA.

The good thing about the new people running thangs is that they will draft flexible lineman types where ever they are in order to develop a quality offensive line.

And this attitdue must be apart of the decision-making process for the defense, too, and the former Wizards of Redskin Park neglected to draft quality defensive linemen, too.

Rob Jackson, Kedric Golston, and Anthony Montegomery are the only defensive linemen I can think of who were drafted in the past few years.

I quess quess that Vinny's talent acquisition was consistency inconsistent on both sides of the ball.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 30, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

p1funk, I've been one of the Chicken Little/sky is falling fans as far as this trip to Detroit goes. Because I do think it's a trap.

But... as you noted, we finally have dudes running the show who not only can recognize a trap game for what it is but do something about it, both beforehand and via in-game adjustments.

So my prediction is Redskins 28, Lions 24, with the Lions throwing into the end zone for the win as time expires... and DeAngelo picking off the Hail Mary for his second INT of the day.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 30, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 30, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Moe, we're going to have to start calling you "Negatron" if you keep this negativity flowing...~

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 30, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

But as for now, they got our pick for a player still recovering from injury, and we still need a dependable right tackle.

That they didn't break out into laughter during BA's trade talks is what impresses me.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 30, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Well it seems these days any time draft picks are given up in exchange for proven vets, he who acquires the draft picks has the last laugh. But since I mainly follow the Skins I feel this acutely.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 30, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Dang moe, u feelin ok??

I kno u had high hopes for us but have we let u down that bad???

Ya I kno casey waybach got re upped, doesn't mean much

Id like him to stick around for another yr or two, as the back up center

My draft hopefulls areeeeee

Johnathan baldwin - 6'5" wr for pitt

Stefen wissenwesiki - OG/C from Penn state

Ronald hudson- C from Florida state

Orlando franklin- OG from Univ of Miami

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 30, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Re: Jamaal Brown

The dude can play. Stephon Heyer is barely good enough to compete for time with Jamaal Brown on one working hip - what does that say? In the Bears game, Torain was getting his big runs going over the right side - Brown's side. The tricky thing is that he's a UFA after this year, so it's not like we've got more time to evaluate him after this season.

I say re-up with him. He's playing "OK" while still recovering from surgery which means he's probably going to be "real good" once 100%.

You can always hold onto Heyer and we are still developing Selvish Capers as stop-gap options.

Posted by: p1funk | October 30, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

p1funk, I've been one of the Chicken Little/sky is falling fans as far as this trip to Detroit goes. Because I do think it's a trap.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 30, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse


Is it a "trap" game when odds-makers are picking you to lose?

Posted by: p1funk | October 30, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

P1 great point

Browns our guy on the right for now. He hasn't looked like a probowler but dudes a year out of the league n still dealin with injury

This yr is a wash for him too. Nxt yr hell be healthy hopefully n have a yr experience holding down the right

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 30, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

P1 great point

Browns our guy on the right for now. He hasn't looked like a probowler but dudes a year out of the league n still dealin with injury

This yr is a wash for him too. Nxt yr hell be healthy hopefully n have a yr experience holding down the right

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 30, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: beep-beep | October 30, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

The Lions are coming off a bye and they will be rested with fresh legs.

I imagine their game plan will be to come out and try to punch the Skins in the mouth--get an early lead, as it were.

The Skins hopefully will not be looking to the bye to relax, and in the process, over-look these guys. I don't think Shan will allow that.

I think the Skins are gonna come out and put a great effort into scrappy win. Hopefully we come out without any serious injuries.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | October 30, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I wanna know y every1 is so hard on J.Brown! The dude just isnt quite healthy after his surgery! Give him time and i predict he will return to his pro-bowl form!!!
HAIL!!!

Posted by: goskinsgo1 | October 31, 2010 2:41 AM | Report abuse

I say re-up with him. He's playing "OK" while still recovering from surgery which means he's probably going to be "real good" once 100%.

You can always hold onto Heyer and we are still developing Selvish Capers as stop-gap options.

Posted by: p1funk

Agree P1 Brown can be the man but also must draft OL (even a RT) high for depth because these guys get hurt all the time

Posted by: ElYeah | October 31, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

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