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Redskins seek to speed up tempo on offense against Texans

The Redskins' offense produced only 250 total net yards and failed to score a touchdown in the season-opening victory over the Cowboys.

Washington plays host to the Houston Texans on Sunday at FedEx Field, and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan would prefer to see significant improvement from the group.

"I would like to score some more points first of all, but our main goal is to score more then the other team and we have done that so far," Shanahan said. "I really just want to see us be sharper. This was really our first time last week taking three quarters where our whole 11 guys, with our starters, have been together for a game.

"The tempo, it wasn't what we want. It was a little too slow just getting out of the huddle. We want it quicker and we want to get up to the line faster. And hopefully, as we get going, that will happen."

The Redskins were close to breaking some long runs, but "that is how it always is in the run game for pretty much every team," Shanahan said. "Anytime you have an eight-man front, there is a guy in every gap. And one guy gets out of his gap then there is no one else. If they are right on, it is a two-yard run. If one guy got out of his gap, then the next guy you meet is the middle deep safety who is 50 yards away. So, it's a very fine line when you run the ball and commit to the run.

"Usually it happens like that, you have some two-yarders, three-yarders and hopefully you start breaking them down and your guys find the gaps and you start getting the longer ones. It happened to us a little in the fourth quarter and we started getting some longer runs. We started getting it going a little, still not where we wanted, but the zone scheme, everything we are doing, the more we work together and getting guys to move together, the more that one guy, that one mess up, that one weak link, will allow us to get less one-yard carries and more six and eight."

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
 
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Redskins 24, Texans 20

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Brown,

I don't see how that's the case. If she wasn't offended and only embarrassed, then why get on Twitter as the stuff is going on and speak on it?

If you're embarrassed, isn't that something you generally keep to yourself?

Either 1) she was offended, 2) she doesn't know the difference between 'embarrassed' and 'offended' or 3) she was just trying to get some attention.

Erin Andrews was the victim of voyeurism. I think she spoke on it lightly (Oprah and asked congress to take it more seriously) but she didn't go on Twitter and spoke on the situation to several media outlets. And her situation was far worst them some clown football players hitting on Ines Sainz. It wasn't something that she was trying to capitalize from or gain notoriety.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Red, et al.

The Women's Sports Foundation has an interesting post on women reporters in male locker rooms:

http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/Content/Articles/Issues/Media-and-Publicity/W/Women-Reporters-in-the-Mens-Locker-Room.aspx

It makes the point that there's a lot more harassment going on than is reported because "women want to be known for their work as reporters, not for their struggles." That explains both Sainz's and Andrews' low-keyed approach.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 16, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

beans, I hear what you're saying, but seeing how she's and ABC employee anyway it's only a matter of time until she got her invite.

And Erin Andrews has been on the scene for a little bit longer than 15 minutes. Aside from the sports everything fiends like you, me, and everyone else, Ines Sainz is a relative unknown.

I think we can agree that when "victims" are thrust into the national spotlight it's a good chance they're going to find ways to take advantage of it somehow.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Red, I think that's why this situation is a such a hot-button topic...this chick bills herself "the hottest sports reporter" and then gets uncomfortable when she gets recognized and treated as such. Can't have it both ways. If Christine Brennan or another professional journalist who happens to be female goes in the locker room and gets that kind of treatment, it's more cut and dry. The fact that a woman who is essentially professional eye candy gets a few catcalls from a few sophmoric players shouldn't turn the world on its head. So she's playing by a totally different set of rules to begin with.

One thing to bear in mind is that someone who witnesses sexual harrassment can complain just the same as the person who is the object of the harrassment...whether the object of the harrassment is offended or not. From what I've heard, that appears to be the case.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

10 things to watch in this weekend's game

1. The Texans need to get penetration: The Texans are athletic in their front seven. They need to get into the backfield with some consistency on run plays to get to Washington's back before he can really get started. In this one-cut scheme, penetration is very important. There are several new starters up front for Washington and everyone is learning a new scheme. Blocking communication problems might arise. Clinton Portis is the clear Redskins starter at RB, but he looked somewhat sluggish in the opener.

2. Match up against Washington's double-tight end sets: The Texans are sure to see a lot of formations with Chris Cooley and Fred Davis on the field together. Both players offer a lot in the passing game and with Brian Cushing (suspension) out of the lineup, could be a real threat to Houston's defense. Last week, TE Dallas Clark caught 11 passes for 80 yards and Peyton Manning threw for 433 yards in Houston.

3. Keep up with the mentor: Gary Kubiak and Mike Shanahan are very familiar with one another from their vast experience together in Denver. Shanahan is the mentor in this relationship and is clearly the more established coach. Kubiak cannot afford to be outcoached by the man who taught him, especially on the road. Both defenses should be extremely familiar with most of what they see in this game. And while both teams did win in Week 1, the Texans were very crisp, while the Redskins' win was much sloppier.

4. Be physical: This is true for the Texans on both sides of the ball, but let's concentrate on their run game. Contrary to popular belief, Houston will utilize two-back sets with a lead blocking fullback. They also employ a lot of double-tight end sets. Once RB Arian Foster gets downhill with some consistency, the long ball off play-action is sure to follow. QB Matt Schaub is excellent with play-action. The run-blocking was exceptional last week. But moving Albert Haynesworth and Maake Kemoeatu off the line of scrimmage could prove very difficult because center Chris Myers can be overpowered at the point. Of course, who knows how much Haynesworth will even play?

5. Matchup to watch: Redskins LT Trent Williams versus Texans RDE Mario Williams: Mario Williams has a huge advantage against the rookie. Trent Williams' athletic ability is staggering, but he remains a work in progress from a technique standpoint. At times, he played well against DeMarcus Ware last week. Mario Williams was terrific in Houston's victory. The Redskins cannot afford to allow a high number of violent hits on their quarterback as they did in 2009.

Posted by: saltine182 | September 16, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

6. Slow down the running game: Foster was extremely impressive in Week 1 as he led the Texans to victory on the strength of his amazing 231 yards on the ground. He is a perfect fit in this one-cut, zone blocking scheme.

7. Limit WR Andre Johnson: Johnson isn't going to be stopped. But limiting the damage he does will be a key for the Redskins. As the X receiver, doubling Johnson is not particularly difficult with the free safety over the top, but Johnson is very capable of defeating a double-team. Houston also can use its improved running game to reduce the doubling. WR Miles Austin did give the Redskins' defense all it could handle in Week 1.

8. But don't ignore the secondary receivers: Johnson isn't the only weapon on this offense. Jacoby Jones is just dripping with potential. The Texans didn't need a wide array of weapons last week, but Owen Daniels (knee) could be more of a factor. Meanwhile, the Redskins' safeties are suspect in coverage -- particularly SS LaRon Landry, who will often cover Daniels.

9. Stretch the field: WR Santana Moss remains a dangerous deep threat. Washington has to take some shots downfield to him to open up the underneath game and help the rushing attack. But the Texans' corners can be physical and will look to jam Washington's wideouts, namely Moss. McNabb looked almost exclusively to Moss and Cooley against Dallas. McNabb also threw the deep ball very well in that game.

10. Matchup to watch: Texans LT Duane Brown versus Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo: Like Trent Williams, Brown is a young, talented left tackle -- who is going to have his hands full in pass protection. Orakpo was custom-made for the Redskins' new 3-4 scheme and is a true force off the edge. The Texans might need to give Brown help when they go to their five- and seven-step game.

Posted by: saltine182 | September 16, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of Trent Williams, how about that Cooley play where TW is just steamrolling his guy backwards for 10-15 yards downfield.... beautiful....

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 16, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Great news...Ricky Williams says there will be no lockout next year!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

beep, that's a nice pull and whatnot, but tell me this:

Why is it okay for women to be in male locker room's, but it isn't okay for men to be in the female's locker room?

And I will not accept that "we live in a double standard society" as an answer.

Don't women (for the most part) desire men just as much as men desire women (for the most part)?

Why is it impossible, or why is it a foregone conclusion that a woman in the guy's locker room doing interviews is solely in there doing her job. That she can't be possibly checking out half naked dudes. But OH MY GOD if a guy was in the ladies locker room conducting interviews and "doing his job" HE MUST BE looking at tits and ass!


F this double standard PC driven bullsh*t!

And it's also hypocritical. How many men coach women's basketball? (Although I'm not sure if the coach is allowed in the locker room while they're dressing and undressing) How many women coach men's basketball?

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

The fact that a woman who is essentially professional eye candy...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 8:36 AM

She's a big time reporter from Mexico. The fact that you don't know of her says more about you than about her.

She's covering the biggest NFL story in Mexico: Mark Sanchez. The NFL can't afford to have her treated the way you seem to think she's entitled to be treated.

dcsween posted a link to a Jasno RI post a few years ago about Inez. Jasno had all the respect in the world for her. The Jets know who she is and the fact that she's treated like a ho says more about the character of the Jets than about the way she dresses.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 16, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

women's basketball is atrocious to watch...

Now onto Skins...I think offense will eventually get better, McNabb was not playing the last couple of weeks of preseason, so he is still learning and getting use to the new offense. They will keep plugging away and hopefully we will get some points, love to see his breakout game this weekend, but I have a feeling it will be against the Eagles.

Brown, second job, what are you doing? Not sure yet, but I might be hiring people to do cold calls from home if others are interested or work from home or are jobless...

Posted by: mhartz1 | September 16, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

mhartz, I want in....only if I get 21 mil up front...

My only question regarding the whole woman in question with the Jets is...why are they bothering to cover Mark Sanchez, he sucks....could he have looked worse in the previous game??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 16, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

I will say that the locker room thing should at least be re-examined. I hope for a day where the media gets less access to these guys so that maybe it'll force the media to (GASP!) actually break down the game itself instead of the drama around it. If this AH thing happened 20 years ago, we wouldn't know any of this. And conversely, if John Riggins played in this all-access media age, he'd be crucified even worse than TO and Ochocinco combined.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 6:41 AM

How does re-examining the locker room thing stop a team like the jets from making comments on the field? That's where the "incident" started. Maybe the NFL should adopt an ugly reporter rule and have attractive women only report on the weather or work for FOX news.

RedDMV- bw26 already addressed it...posting on twitter that she was embarrassed does not equate to complaining to the league. You can blame the less attractive reporter that was upset that she wasn't getting the interviews that Sainz was granted for making this non issue into an issue.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 16, 2010 8:55 AM

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 16, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Some funny predictions from Houston fans on the espn.com forum...52-17...38-17...34-6...even a Texans by 50!!!...you think maybe those fans are getting ahead of themselves just a bit? At least they aren't on here!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

She's a big time reporter from Mexico. The fact that you don't know of her says more about you than about her.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 16, 2010 8:50 AM


I know her well enough (or at least well enough considering her demographic is in a different country than mine). I know she works for an outfit that essentially tells their female reporters to sex it up and sent another of her colleagues to the Super Bowl in a wedding dress to propose to Tom Brady. So you'll excuse me if I'm not impressed by a woman who bills herself "the hottest sports reporter" and measures players' biceps at the SB. Not exactly hard-hitting journalism at its best...

Bottom line is you can't have it both ways. If you call yourself "the hottest sports reporter" and get recognized as such, don't pitch a fit. The only one that looks bad is you...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

They allow women in men's locker rooms and not vice versa because, if you're a female sports reporter and want to make a name for yourself, you cover male sports, period. There's no demand to open up women's locker rooms to men because no man's career is jeopardized as a consequence of the locker rooms remaining closed. No one makes a career or name for themselves covering women's volleyball. Therefore, if you want equality of opportunity for women journalists, you open up the locker rooms to women. If that bothers people's delicate sensibilities, then the only FAIR option is not to allow ANYONE access to the locker rooms, otherwise male journalists have an unfair advantage when it comes to reporting. Get it?

Posted by: YourPsychologist | September 16, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

beep-beep

"The Jets know who she is and the fact that she's treated like a ho says more about the character of the Jets than about the way she dresses."

I understand.

But male reporters, I bet, are treated poorly and named-called, too.

So please explain how your argument for equal access and unequal protection chevron?

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 16, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

A Texans troll is still better than a Cowpie troll any day of the week. Except Albert_Haynesworth and Poopy_McPoop, they are good trolls, at least they make me laugh.

Posted by: monk811 | September 16, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2010/09/mike_shanahan_is_quotable_afte.html?wprss=dcsportsbog

Go read the Bog boys, and watch the Shanahan Mic'ed up segment.

And Red, stop with the misinformation, male reporters are allowed in womens locker rooms.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 16, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

I could only imagine the name calling that gets thrown out there for male reporters if they ask a dumb questions after a loss or get in the way of AH after game burger...

I am sure Jasno or Reid has been called names.

Posted by: mhartz1 | September 16, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

"...male reporters are allowed in womens locker rooms."


So true.

I'm in a WNBA locker room right now watching various female players undress and ready for practice.

Thing is, I'd interview them, but with so many having Adam apples and other body parts bigger than mine, I'm afraid to say anything.

moe the sports reporter: You sure you ain't a tranny?

WNBA player: A tranny?

Naw, I'm just like every other dude, I mean, woman in here.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 16, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

McNabb will gel, just give him time. The guy threw 2 more passes in the Cowboys game then he had all pre-season. Give the man another 60-70 reps and he should be in sync with the WR's for the rest of the season.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 16, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

brown, well said. Agree with that 100%. I didn't know she crowned herself as "the hottest sports reporter".

I don't care how she looks (and she is bad), she's nothing more than an attention seeking cu*t hack. Sorry.
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44, if you were embarrassed about a situation would you get go on Twitter and post about it as the situation is going down. Isn't the feeling of embarrassment you keep to yourself for a little while, if not forever?
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beans, funny stuff...

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Mark Sanchez is Mexican or part Mexican. That's why she was there. Mexican women aren't to fond of the brothers so that's why she probably took offense... or, excuse me, felt the need to post on her Twitter of her utter "dying of embarrassment" and her covering her ears as the events are unfolding.

j/k, about the Mexican and their fondness of the brothers. Kinda, sort of... Been with Spanish speaking women from different countries, but never one from Mexico.

May I suggest that Ms. Sainz invest in some earplugs or go 1-on-1 with Sanchez (which what I'm sure she wouldn't mind doing anyway) thus escaping from the over-bearing barbaric Negros and self entitled white boys that hurt her feelings.

But seeing how "the hottest sports reporter" feeds off the attention anyway, I'll go out on a limb and just say she got EXACTLY what she wanted. Some Sanchez quotes and men making passes at her.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

The Redskins have an offense to speed up? So where has it been? They have a has been QB and RBs and wide receivers that would have a hard time starting for any the top five teams in the WPs poll of the top 20 High School Football teams. They have a tight end who should make the pro bowl again as the top blogging TE. OL is still a question. Shanie stil doesn't have a clue about leadership and motivation.

Texans 31 Redskins 3

Posted by: sheepherder | September 16, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

"she is who we thought she is"

Rex Ryan

Posted by: scottdd1 | September 16, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

A Texans troll is still better than a Cowpie troll any day of the week.

Posted by: monk811 | September 16, 2010 9:05 AM

Idk Monk...one comment was that Houston is better than Dallas cuz the ESPN Power Rankings say so.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

McNabb is already in better synch than Campbell ever was...

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 16, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

hey, alex how about finding some sources? Because everything I'm reading and everything I heard contradicts what you're saying.

Instead of slapping the back of my hand, why don't you come up with some facts to prove me wrong? When, or if you can, I'll gladly fall back off that claim and give due props.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Agreed on speeding up the offense, I'm thinking maybe a bunch of WR and RB screens gets called this week...

good chance to get a look at Amobi Akoye, he and landry were bandied about as possible picks of the Skins back then...smaller DT, but mad quicks...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 16, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Bottom line is you can't have it both ways. If you call yourself "the hottest sports reporter" and get recognized as such, don't pitch a fit. The only one that looks bad is you...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Co-sign. Still bored with this controversy however.

Posted by: Pepper5 | September 16, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | September 16, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

pep, agreed....time to move on...literally nothing to see here...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 16, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Idk Monk...one comment was that Houston is better than Dallas cuz the ESPN Power Rankings say so.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Do we really need the power rankings to tell us that, should be common knowledge. You know the old saying, "The grass is green, the sky is blue, and Dallas sucks".
I think that's how it goes.......

Posted by: monk811 | September 16, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Texans 31 Redskins 3

Posted by: sheepherder
Hey somebody tell the PAT (Punk Ass Troll)that up here we dont recognize trolls before 10am unless its Dallas week.

Posted by: smittdiddy | September 16, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Put John Clayton in Inez Sainz's wardrobe, this all goes away...

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 16, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

yuk....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 16, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Men are, indeed, allowed in women's locker rooms. Driving into work on Monday I heard a nationally syndicated radio commentator lamenting the fact that he couldn't go in women's locker rooms. Apparently he's never attempted to cover women's sports -- sadly, not too surprising. But as this particular radio talker works for a network that covers both the WNBA and the women's NCAA basketball tournament -- and also employs several high profile women sports reporters -- you'd think he might have checked his facts.

The WNBA -- the playoffs are going on right now -- has the same rules as the NBA. Open locker rooms at designated times. In the NCAA tournament, the same rules govern both men and women's locker rooms -- they're both open at specific times. During the regular season, NCAA institutions can make their own rules about locker room availability, but during the tournament the NCAA has a uniform policy. When Stanford played UConn in last April's championship, if you wanted to see how devastated Jayne Appel was after her terrible shooting night, you needed to be in the locker room. I was there. So were my male colleagues. - Ann Killion, Sports Illustrated

Okay, so men are allowed in the women's locker room at designated times. I stand corrected.

But I'm curious, are the women standing around fielding the questions in their sports bra or topless? 'cause men are fielding questions sometimes in the locker room shirtless and with only a towel on.

Do the females have a chance to shower and get dressed first? Because the males don't.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Texans 31 Redskins 3

Posted by: sheepherder
Hey somebody tell the PAT (Punk Ass Troll)that up here we dont recognize trolls before 10am unless its Dallas week.

Posted by: smittdiddy | September 16, 2010 9:34 AM

And it's Shanny...not Shanie...duh!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Up tempo? Is Shanahan thinking about running the no-huddle? I like his words on the running game. He knows he has to be patient and keep chipping away. It's almost like he knows what he is doing with the running game. May I reiterate that I am so glad that we are free from the Zorn crew.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 16, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

speed up the tempo? boy it'd be nict to see the skins run a no huddle and actually look good doin it......
I said doin it

Posted by: nflorida1 | September 16, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

We need a bouncer guarding the door to these posts to keep the trolls out, anyone interested?
You know what, I'll ask Mike Sellers, he'll probably be cut in a couple weeks, I'm sure he could use a job!!! Better than saying, "You want fries with that?"......

Posted by: monk811 | September 16, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

"Redskins seek to speed up tempo on offense against Texans"


I dunno.

I like the old basketball strategy of "4 corners" where you slowed things done deliberately to effect the flow of the game.

The present redskin offense speeding up to face the high-flyin' Texans is like Stephan Hawking training to race Usain Bolt.

I'd rather come at the Texans with a power running game, power formations, dink and dunk passing, and field position play to deliberately slow things down to effect the flow of the game to where it's advantageous for us.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 16, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

John Clayton looks like he died several years ago and is still decomposing. Every time he's on TV the camera has a glossy delay look to it. Like it's shielding something.

If you know what I'm talking about, perhaps my A/V production peeps can elaborate what they're doing to have him presented in that image.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

I'd also like to raise a practical question:

WHY do we need locker room interviews, anyway? What possible difference does it make to have them interviewed THERE...?

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 16, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

ESPN power rankings are silly, why, because 6 teams are ranked higher than the redskins and have a losing record.

Doesn't jive.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 16, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Remember that weird Miami-Indy game of September 21 2009, when Miami held the ball for 45 minutes, racked up 240 yards on the ground against Indy's defense, had 27 first downs, and still managed to lose 27-23 on a late score from Manning? I'm betting the Houston coaching staff watched that tape a few hundred times before their game against the Colts last week.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 16, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Houston troll, we don't care about you! we only play you once and the fact remains we will root for you when you play the rest of our division. we will never root for Dallas! if the devil himself ascended from hell and started a team with the fate of all mankind resting on Dallas beating satan. I would carve 666 in my forehead so quick your eyes would pop. so keep making your astronomical predictions. we'd like to beat you but we have a bigger fish to fry we're goin 10-6 with or without you

Posted by: nflorida1 | September 16, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

"ESPN power rankings are silly, why, because 6 teams are ranked higher than the redskins and have a losing record.Doesn't jive.
Posted by: alex35332"

It does jive, it doesn't gibe. Although it makes sense because even though they played well, the Dallas game could have gone the other way.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 16, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

ESPN power rankings are silly, why, because 6 teams are ranked higher than the redskins and have a losing record.

Doesn't jive.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 16, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

I like power rankings. They make for an interesting discussion.

What you just pointed out is why they're power rankings and not standings. I for one won't claim at this moment the Seahawks are better than the Colts because one has a winning record and the other doesn't.

Posted by: psps23 | September 16, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

good chance to get a look at Amobi Akoye...smaller DT, but mad quicks...

Unless he's playing DE, why when the 'skins are running a 3-4?

They need a 6'1", 6'2" 325+ with mad strength type at NT. Someone with a build like Hampton form Pittsburgh. All Akoye would do is get pushed around and mauled like Kemomatufau (sic) does.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

WHY do we need locker room interviews, anyway? What possible difference does it make to have them interviewed THERE...?

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 16, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Better background scenery then at a podium. As a videographer, its usually the 2nd or 3rd thing I have to consider.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 16, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

red, my point was that he was in the discussion for being drafted, back then....I think both he and Landry's names were bandied about...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 16, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Idk Monk...one comment was that Houston is better than Dallas cuz the ESPN Power Rankings say so.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Do we really need the power rankings to tell us that, should be common knowledge. You know the old saying, "The grass is green, the sky is blue, and Dallas sucks".
I think that's how it goes.......

Posted by: monk811 | September 16, 2010 9:33 AM |


Agreed, even though common knowledge aint so common anymore. People need quantifiable data - which is straight up retardedness to me.

The grass is green? WTF would someone from Boise State argue?

The sky is blue? Not over LA it's not, lol.

Dallas sucks? Well...duh!

Power rankings are for DB's that don't mind being proven wrong multiple times per week.

I wonder if players in the locker rooms actually ever mention, "You know Clinton, we are number x in the power rankings this week."

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 16, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Go read the Bog boys, and watch the Shanahan Mic'ed up segment.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 16, 2010 9:05 AM

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Good stuff. I actually watched the video last night. Here's the link to anyone interested. The guy is simply a head-over-heels improvement from Jim Zorn.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/washington-redskins/09000d5d81a907cd/Sound-FX-Shanahan-Mic-d-up

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 16, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

good chance to get a look at Amobi Akoye...smaller DT, but mad quicks...

Unless he's playing DE, why when the 'skins are running a 3-4?

They need a 6'1", 6'2" 325+ with mad strength type at NT. Someone with a build like Hampton form Pittsburgh. All Akoye would do is get pushed around and mauled like Kemomatufau (sic) does.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Just throwing this out there, Phillip Daniels is our strongest player, though light at 310 lbs. why not have him play some NT for the season, give him a try at least.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 16, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

C'mon dude, I'm the opposite of PC, but just because CP26 misspoke not knowing the facts and then the minions of the even less informed decide to comment doesn't make it right for a chick (even as hot as her) to be unfairly ridiculed & sexually harassed even though she never complained.

This is a non-story.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 16, 2010 1:41 AM

No one said anything about the locker room incident. We were simply talking about Portis's statement. This conversation wasn't about the actions within the locker room.

Cork, why don't you shut your old ass mouth you phukin jackass. No one was talking to you in the first place. Every time you open your phukin trap I feel brain cells dying from the stupidity of your remarks.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 16, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

It now looks like RI is receiving a wider range of trolls. Really? One from Houston? I thought I'd see one from Philly before Houston. Maybe he's from Dallas, and he jumped on the Texans bandwagon.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 16, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if players in the locker rooms actually ever mention, "You know Clinton, we are number x in the power rankings this week."

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 16, 2010 9:58 AM

Haha

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

ESPN power rankings are silly, why, because 6 teams are ranked higher than the redskins and have a losing record.

Doesn't jive.

Posted by: alex35332

They are power rankings not standings. 14 is about right. With a win they will be on the cusp of moving into the top 10. Winning a home game against a poorly coached team without scoring an offensive TDs is not going to sky rocket you ahead of teams like the Colts and the Vikings. Had they beaten the Cowboys convincingly they would have moved up more. Most analysts chalk the win up to Cowboys injuries and poor coaching.

Posted by: srobert1117 | September 16, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

How you find it that I single out a conservative one when I don't even use that word is the result of you hearing what I didn't say.

And seeing what I didn't mean.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 16, 2010 7:47 AM |

Really? So your statement about Tea Partying angrily wasn't calling out conservatives? If that's the case then you certainly used a horrible example to not call out conservatives. I also don't think you understand the meaning of the word "institution."

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 16, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Choice didnt just drop the ball,he was stripped which means WE MADE A PLAY.Barron wasnt holding because he is fond of Rak,RAK MADE THE PLAY.I see we're gonna have to really get in somebody's ass before we get any kind of props.

Posted by: smittdiddy | September 16, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

you are correct on all counts sir. at the risk of sounding rude, what's your point? No respect = chip on shoulder = team unity = good

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 16, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 16, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Go read the Bog boys, and watch the Shanahan Mic'ed up segment.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 16, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Appears Dad is calling all the shots, Kyle's just passing the message along.

Posted by: Spanglerg | September 16, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

The passing game will get better and better---despite our lack of quality WRs (is Galloway REALLY our second best WR?).

But I'm more concerned about the running attack. I have to go down the depth chart to Keiland Williams (and even then I don't KNOW) to find a running back who I have any hope of making a run longer than about 8 yards. I know we have to run some, but Portis and LJ seem to be 2-3 yards per run, always, without the defense having to be concerned about breakaway speed.

Did anyone WATCH Kansas City the other night? With marginal talent, they beat San Diego based on big plays by three lightning fast playmakers: Charles, McCluster and Arena (Arenas?). Just like you can't coach height in basketball, you can't coach breakaway speed in football.

We need some of that.

Posted by: psdfx | September 16, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I think it's pretty obvious why 99% of the reporters are taking the side of Sainz and 99% of the readers are taking the side of the players in the locker room.

The reporters don't want to lose their access to the locker room. PERIOD.

They know as well as we all do that the obvious solution is removing all media from the locker rooms. But if they all state that, poof, the NFL bans them all.

Posted by: dexter_tran | September 16, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

good post, Redskins Insider

Posted by: cali_snowboarder | September 16, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Mix in some no-huddle to speed up the tempo

Posted by: coparker5 | September 16, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

With our current wr's I can kinda see why McNabb wouldn't be in a hurry to break the huddle - now go get V. Jackson and McNabb will be getting the plays called with a quickness. The big wr will have to serve his 4 game suspension but he'll have the playbook down by time he's eligible to play.

Posted by: coparker5 | September 16, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

"I would like to score some more points first of all, but our main goal is to score more then the other team and we have done that so far," Shanahan said.

There goes J. Reid misquoting people again. I wasn't there, but I GUARANTEE he said "more THAN" and not "more THEN."

Posted by: mhaslup1 | September 16, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Some funny predictions from Houston fans on the espn.com forum...52-17...38-17...34-6...even a Texans by 50!!!...you think maybe those fans are getting ahead of themselves just a bit? At least they aren't on here!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 8:57 AM

______________________________________

yup that's what happened last week when all the cowgirls fans & the whole nation except TRUE Skins Fans, started predicting the Cowgirls hanging 30+ points on us and we all know what happened HAHAHAHAHA
LET THE HATERS KEEP COMIN'

SKINS 27 Texans 10

McNabb 250 yds 2 TDs
Cooley 100 Yds TD

Orakpo 3 sacks BOOK IT!!!

Posted by: datruth21 | September 16, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

banks and thomas should play this week they can make BIG plays..throw the ball to davis he is the fastest TE on the team and can get deep down the middle. rabach is slowing down the run game with his non-blocking and tripping rushers on passing downs nothing new there.

Posted by: wathu19 | September 16, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

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