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Redskins Sign a Punter

Jason Reid reports:

The Redskins have signed punter Dirk Johnson, according a league source. Washington will be the fifth team for Johnson, who has been in the league seven years and punted for the Cardinals in 2008.

By Jon DeNunzio  |  March 5, 2009; 1:27 PM ET
 
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Well, if we're his fifth team then he knows the best ways to punt against the other four, right? Gee, I wonder why the other four let him go?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 5, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

The wild posts (like notguy and other random funny post), not the ignorant ones are what I miss most since registration.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Red,

That was the problem was the ignorant overwhelmed the funny. And any time that happens what are you left with? Thats right Andy Dick.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

did they sign him for under $100M?

Posted by: AsstGM | March 5, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, why not just shell out for Hunter Smith-- a PROVEN punter?

Posted by: TDawg1 | March 5, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Great! Skins sign Pornstar Dirk Johnson!

Posted by: filmchis | March 5, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Looks like RI is steadily losing to redskins.com. This is now old news. :)

The Vinster strikes back ...

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

For every punt he gets $5 for every punt over 40 he gets $10. For each time a punt is returned for a TD he owes Dan Snyder dinner and "dessert".

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

They are going to have to go out and get some more picks somehow someway ... and that is scary ...

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

"Well, if we're his fifth team then he knows the best ways to punt against the other four, right? Gee, I wonder why the other four let him go?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 5, 2009 1:29 PM"

Maybe because the days of a punter his whole career with the same team ended in the 90s?

Seriously, name me today's punters -- even the best ones -- that have stayed with the same team for longer than 3 seasons. It's rare. Teams just don't value continuity in their kicking games the way they used to. Even the best (Landeta, Berger, etc) move around a lot.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Dirk Diggler!

Posted by: jonthefisherman | March 5, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

"Yeah, why not just shell out for Hunter Smith-- a PROVEN punter?

Posted by: TDawg1 | March 5, 2009"

Whattt? And steal Vinnie's thunder? He will most likely draft another one ...

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Redskins cut and paster I mean insider in full effect!

Posted by: jonthefisherman | March 5, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, name me today's punters -- even the best ones -- that have stayed with the same team for longer than 3 seasons. It's rare. Teams just don't value continuity in their kicking games the way they used to. Even the best (Landeta, Berger, etc) move around a lot.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 1:36 PM

Back at ya -- name me the best ones that have been on four teams in seven years.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 5, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

I guess two unwanted punters is better than one.

Posted by: Devo2 | March 5, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

"Back at ya -- name me the best ones that have been on four teams in seven years.

Posted by: talent_evaluator"

Did I say Dirk Johnson was the second coming of Ray Guy? No. I didn't say anything about how good he was.

No team can be amazing at every position. Especially not one with the FO issues of the 'Skins. At this point, I'd just settle for an average punter.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Looks like RI is steadily losing to redskins.com. This is now old news. :)

The Vinster strikes back ...

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 1:34 PM


Seriously,

They haven't broken a story in months.
JLC and JR are grabbing their ankles with Kung-Fu Grip! Vinny's gettin' medieval on their arses!

Posted by: filmchis | March 5, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

At this point, I'd just settle for an average punter.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 1:41 PM

Okay, then name the average punters who have been on four teams in seven years.

Maybe I've got my head screwed on crooked again, but my suspicion is that a guy who's been on four teams in seven years is somewhat below average. Probably I should look up some numbers and see if I'm headed in the right direction.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 5, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

The sad thing is, out of Plackemeier, Brooks, and now Johnson.....Derrick Frost had the best net average last year. Johnson was 2nd best and had a ton more downed inside the 20 so should be an upgrade.

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 5, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Dallas also released Roy L.Williams a former all pro safety. He is only 28 coming off a fractured forearm.

He might make sense to take a chance on playing with Laron Landry in the newly revamped defense.
Especially since depth there and especially at corner is somewhat limited.

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

League Sourc = Redskins.com?

Redskins.com is part of the league in the most literal sense....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

They haven't broken a story in months.

Posted by: filmchis | March 5, 2009 1:41 PM

Wrong! They broke that story about how the Skins were interested in Ray Willis. He's probably coming in for a visit any day now.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 5, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Per,

Roy Willimas couldn't cover you, he is terrible.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

peri, I'd like to see him brought in, however as a possible LB, and not S. He's got awful coverage skills....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Last season, the Redskins went out and got the best college punter. He failed. Over the years, they've failed to sign the old reliables when they've been available.

On the other hand, TE, I've found some evidence that they could have done better than Dirk Johnson. Take a look at this list of available punters: http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2009KP.php

Maybe this would be a good spot to spend an extra 1 to 2 million dollars, considering how much field position can be worth.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

"peri, I'd like to see him brought in, however as a possible LB, and not S. He's got awful coverage skills....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009"

Maybe its coaching ... or the system? He might do better in DC? He did make the pro bowl.

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Not Guy and Skippy are missed, non registration vs registration is the greatest debate of all blog time.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 1:18 PM

I am Pro Non Registration......

There was plenty to laugh about. But it also turned away alot of regs (Diddy and Nate). At the end of the day, I'd still be Pro Non Registration.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

isn't signing a punter the easiest thing to do in the NFL? One of the few spots on a team where the stat sheet tells all you need to know?

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

funny how skippy was a creation of corky, and people like him, and want him back, but corky, no one wants....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Okay, I was wrong. Dirk is an upgrade over Plackemeier. Plack was 32 in the league last year with an average of 41.7. Dirk Johnson was 30th, with an average of 41.8.

So, yeah, we've improved the team. Not sure why the Cards would let him get away.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 5, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

4th,
It turned away a lot of our original regs. I was pro-registration thinking it would bring back some of the old school civil gab. Sadly it has not.

Random ninja attack.
-A

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe its coaching ... or the system? He might do better in DC? He did make the pro bowl."

Wow, just wow. Roy Williams (S) making the pro bowl 2 years ago I believe, proves what a traveshamockery the pro bowl really is. That guy is complete garbage and at one point was the most overrated player in the entire league.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | March 5, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

funny how skippy was a creation of corky, and people like him, and want him back, but corky, no one wants....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 1:51 PM |

I always enjoy a corky post, personally. You have to read it for the style and just ignore the substance.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 5, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

If some of you don't like JLC and JR's reporting and don't think Redskins Insider gets the scoops fast enough, then why do you read this blog.

Are you just Larry Michaels logging in with random screennames?

Posted by: rgm34 | March 5, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Roy Williams made the Pro Bowl 2 years ago, because the player that was ACTUALLY voted to the Pro Bowl was brutally kilt in his own residance.......

So, I don't think that one should count.

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Perc,

No way to Roy Williams.
First off, he is not an upgrade. Period.
Secondly, Landry, Horton are solid and Young. I'm surprised we haven't resigned Doughtey or that guy from Seattle that we picked up last year...but that's another story.

Roy Williams on his best day couldn't cover as good as Doughty.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

TE:
"Okay, then name the average punters who have been on four teams in seven years.

Maybe I've got my head screwed on crooked again, but my suspicion is that a guy who's been on four teams in seven years is somewhat below average. Probably I should look up some numbers and see if I'm headed in the right direction."

Not to worry -- I decided to take the liberty of doing that myself with one example: Sean Landeta.

Here's a list of teams Landeta played for at one point in his career:

# Philadelphia Eagles (1999–2002)
# St. Louis Rams (2003–2004)
# Philadelphia Eagles (2005)
# New York Giants (2006)

Hmmm. Depending on how you split up his years, it looks like at one point in his career Landeta played for -- you guessed it -- four teams in eight years. He is older than dirt, but is also one of the highest-regarded punters in the league.

Tenure can be a meaningful way to judge the quality of some pro football players...but not at every position.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

whamp whamp whaaaa

Posted by: erleach | March 5, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I roll with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and subtlety.

Posted by: not chRIs larrY / March 5, 2009

Posted by: notguy | March 5, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

If some of you don't like JLC and JR's reporting and don't think Redskins Insider gets the scoops fast enough, then why do you read this blog.

Are you just Larry Michaels logging in with random screennames?

Posted by: rgm34 | March 5, 2009 1:55 PM

It's for the Jibba Jabba. Not the reporters. I think that has been established already....

I do respect them as journalist, but to me, their record as commentators are iffy.

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

"Roy Williams made the Pro Bowl 2 years ago, because the player that was ACTUALLY voted to the Pro Bowl was brutally kilt in his own residance.......

So, I don't think that one should count."

Exactly right, I guess I was talking about 3 years ago, because ST21 was relegated to backup, even when he had better numbers. Only reason Roy was starter was because of the cowpoke fans.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | March 5, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

They haven't broken a story in months.

Posted by: filmchis | March 5, 2009 1:41 PM

Wrong! They broke that story about how the Skins were interested in Ray Willis. He's probably coming in for a visit any day now.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 5, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse


Puh-lease! I heard Ray Willis talk long before Ig and Ook mentioned it!

Even if you give them that one they're still well below the Mendoza Line(Like Carmelo Martinez bad!)

Posted by: filmchis | March 5, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Maybe its coaching ... or the system? He might do better in DC? He did make the pro bowl.

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 1:48 PM

Yeah he made the probowl, off of a roster that was filled with probowlers. I think it was thirteen? With all of that talent around you, your position and your opponent should be relatively easy.

And of course, what 4th said about Sean Taylor.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

That reminds me, notguy once said I had a good view from the 12th Floor.

notguy - Guess what floor I work on at my new job?!?

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

"After passing on Colin Cole and Chris Canty, the Packers' next move is to begin discussions with San Diego free-agent defensive end Igor Olshansky,..."

It sounds like he is not going back to SD.

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

"That reminds me, notguy once said I had a good view from the 12th Floor.

notguy - Guess what floor I work on at my new job?!?

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009"

I am only on the 2nd. Huge window that guys keep shutting because of the sun. I love sun. Hate shut shades.

Lots of HB's going to starbucks.

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Future Big news? Snyder and Vinnie find a way to leverage all of the near future to get more draft picks this year or Terrell Suggs.

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

did Cole resign with GB?

did they tender him?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

"Okay, I was wrong. Dirk is an upgrade over Plackemeier. Plack was 32 in the league last year with an average of 41.7. Dirk Johnson was 30th, with an average of 41.8.

So, yeah, we've improved the team. Not sure why the Cards would let him get away.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 5, 2009 1:52 PM"

Here are the top-ranked punters on the FA market: http://www.thefootballexpert.com/nflfreeagencykickerspunters080001.html

Here are last year's numbers for Jeff Feagles, number one on that list: http://www.nfl.com/players/jefffeagles/profile?id=FEA207645

Do you see a huge difference in those numbers? I see a difference, but not a huge one - which might explain why punters get cut so often. Most teams see the difference between a great punter and an average one (or the difference between 2-3 yeards of field position per punt) being worth 1 to 2 million dollars a year in salary. I'm not sure I agree...but I understand.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

A punter? Superbowl Champs! book it, done.

Posted by: LouLewis | March 5, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

rgm34: "If some of you don't like JLC and JR's reporting and don't think Redskins Insider gets the scoops fast enough, then why do you read this blog.Are you just Larry Michaels logging in with random screennames?"

Now that's an interessting idea. I've long suspected that the Internet was actually four guys with 29,371,296 screen names apiece.

And you know who you are.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 5, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

If some of you don't like JLC and JR's reporting and don't think Redskins Insider gets the scoops fast enough, then why do you read this blog.
Are you just Larry Michaels logging in with random screennames?
Posted by: rgm34 | March 5, 2009 1:55 PM
It's for the Jibba Jabba. Not the reporters. I think that has been established already....
I do respect them as journalist, but to me, their record as commentators are iffy.
Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009 1:59 PM
It’s just that about 1/3 of the jibba jabba is bashing the reporters that apparently nobody cares about. I love how all of the haters claim they aren’t up here for the posts from the reporters, but they still manage to get at least one jab in per post like they are paying for some kind of service and aren’t getting their money’s worth. Wow, the post got scooped again…..Well, you get what you pay for. I believe Cindy et all’s primary responsibilities lie with what ends up in the print editions, no? LaCanfora’a on vacation this week and is still getting flamed, along with JReid and even Cindy. This proves that all the haters are gonna hate, no matter who is on the beat. If there is nothing to criticize, people even go as far as speculating what the d-bag reporters might do if such and such happens and how they will look like jerks yet again. Internet smart/tough guys at their best.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 5, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

The main reason Johnson got cut was that over a 3-week period on the Cards last season, he had bad punts in clutch situations. That's what scares me the most about him, because it reminds me of Frost.

Then again, Frost had bad punts in almost every clutch situation he ever faced as a Redskin, so Johnson might be a slight upgrade.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

they signed the worst punter in the league last year. great news!

Posted by: matthewrayman | March 5, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Terrell Suggs is still on the market?

Did Bart Scott get a deal before Suggs?

I think Suggs is better than Scott. Like, not even close better.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

'SKINS SIGN PUNTER DIRK JOHNSON"

I hear he has a really big leg. It's not the one he punts with, unfortunately, but still...

Posted by: Samson151 | March 5, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

No beep beep? I got stuck on the last thread. Oh well. Here it is....

Re: The guy from AZ

"I am being realistic. You are being irrational. I could hope for it to rain money tomorrow, and if it did I'd be happy. That doesn't mean I'm going to realistically think it will happen."


Let me get this straight. Hoping an existing NFL player turns out to be a good NFL player is like hoping for it to rain money? If it already rained penny's and I was hoping for something like quarters or dollars that might make sense.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Love the FA OL action going on.... The FO finally gets on track... We should have focused there and drafted Raji with #13... Address the need at LB in later rounds....

Posted by: oldnova | March 5, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

peri

'...Roy L.Williams a former all pro safety...'


(INSERT Mike Mayock's voice)

Roy Williams has stiff hips.

He's not quick and flexible enough to compete against the elite tight ends and slot receivers sent into his area.

He doesn't stand out in blitz protection.

He does have value as a run spoort strong safety, but the redskins already have Mike Green/Kareem Moore: two younger options.

He's too much like an wlb--maybe he should switch positions.

Williams also has the fact that fine a$$ Kelly Rowland left him for MistaMoe and is willing to stop performing to have his babies.

Ya ask me--I'm staying away from Roy Williams.

The cowboys are and who wants their leftovers?

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 5, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

unbiased, and up to date reporting.

Thats asking a lot, I guess.

If their responsbility is in the print edition, then why do this blog? Don't kid yourself dl, you're not that naive...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I thought we were going to score every possession this year thanks to all the turnovers our defense created?

Posted by: peterandmeredith | March 5, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

dlhaze,

I've been on RI for as long as almost anyone here, and even I've noticed the decline in genuine "insider" information over the years. It's not about how much we "pay" the Post makes money off this part of the site through web traffic/ad revenue. If this blog wasn't a revenue source for them, it wouldn't exist.

You make it sound like JLC and Cindy are engaged in some kind of altruistic public service. They aren't. This area, like the rest of the Post, is about revenue.

The truth is we readers/posters DO pay for the blog with both our time and our eyeballs. They post to attract our eyeballs. So in exchange, shouldn't we as readers expect some truth in advertising? Shouldn't we expect them to actually provide insider information, rather than being the last ones to get news on their hometown team?

I don't think that's too much to ask. Itf it is, they should change the name of this place from "Redskins Insider" to "Redskins Chatroom, With Insider Info Provided By Our Readers."

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

They do the blog because it does not hurt them to do it. Does not mean they have to care.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 5,

Puh-lease! I heard Ray Willis talk long before Ig and Ook mentioned it!
Posted by: filmchis | March 5, 2009 2:00

Sarcasm can be tough to grasp at times...

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I think it worldly lame and a waste of time to comment about Reid or La Canfora.

Oooops....


Seriously though, who comes to this site to read what Reid, La Canfora, Cindy, or DeNunzio posted as the thread.

No disrespect to them, but I hit this site damn near daily (even if I don't comment) just to read the post so I can get a good laugh and gain different perspectives.

And to sh!t on that Carolinian deuche of bags.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

If we get our Offense and Defense on Par and score some TD's all we should need is a kicker. No punts needed.

Posted by: 15600_sknfan | March 5, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

al no one is asking them to care.

Again, unbiased, and current. What seems to be the issue?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

You have to be funny to shell out sarcasm and expect people to get it.

Just saying....

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Re the blog...

Sometimes you want to go....

Where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows Your name.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the blog writers get a per hit bonus and they know that angry posters post more than happy posters!!

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

"Let me get this straight. Hoping an existing NFL player turns out to be a good NFL player is like hoping for it to rain money? If it already rained penny's and I was hoping for something like quarters or dollars that might make sense.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse"

That's not what you originally said -- and that's not what all I was saying either. You originally asserted that Brown might be the second coming of Leonard Davis.

Taking one piece of my response out of context and responding to it instead of my entire quote does not make Elton Brown and Leonard Davis' career paths 'identical' ... or even similar. They played on the same team at the same position, and slightly overlapped. That's about all they have in common.

For the umpteenth time, I'd love to see him become the next Leonard Davis, except for the home team. But unlike you, I'm not going to claim there has been any evidence yet that will actually happen.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

This proves that all the haters are gonna hate, no matter who is on the beat.
............

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 5, 2009 2:13 PM

I think everyone hates if the poster's opinions are not inline with their own. Rather than just hate to hate.

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Damn, people...

F who's bringing you your food, where you get it from, and how they serve it to you.

You're hungry so eat.

Worrying about if the place is sanitary takes away from the issue at hand.

Your hunger. You come here to talk 'skins, so talk mf'n 'skins then. Who cares what's the topic at the top? From what I see, we make our own discussion anyway.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

"Taking one piece of my response out of context and responding to it instead of my entire quote..."

You mean like this. No need to worry. I won't respond anymore.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Jesus Christ, I just read some of the D. Evans thread

what a bunch of hypocrits!

First we say "Get younger, build through the draft, get rid of the old guys who are average and have shown their upside."

when we do that "OH NOZ I can't believe we let him go! He wasn't a starter or anything, but he was a solid contributor! How can we let someone outbid us for a solid contributor! He had 3 and a half sacks!! THREE AND A HALF!! IN ONE YEAR!! And now we have to replace him with young guys who haven't ever shown anything!"


This FO is definitely full of stupid, but some of the posters on here are worse. I hope the best for D. Evans, but we're not missing much.

Everybody here wants to win with the exact same team we have, with maybe a few changes (Randle El). Can't do that folks! We've been old for about three years now and last year we were what we were. Every player we let go is suddenly gonna make us worse? Hell, I'd be happy if half the team was gone. Get 'em out, we need fresh faces.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | March 5, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

Maybe it’s just me, but I check RI while at work hoping to keep up with moves, speculation, etc. If I have time I go to NFL dot com to check round the league. If I see something there before I see it on RI I don’t get all bent out of shape like some folks. That’s why there is more than one source of info on the interweb. You can use them all. Anytime you want. Nobody is making you choose one website for all of your info. As for unbiased, check the AP…..PEOPLE write the articles/posts, so there is going to be a bias in some sense no matter what. If people can’t stand the critique they should get a thicker skin, or stop reading. And the usual “oh, all I’m here for is the jibba jabba” is just a bunch of cra-pola. It should be “all I’m here for is to tell either the reporters that they are stupid or other posters that they are stupid”…..

And JCabana, if you really feel like you are paying and not getting your money’s worth, why keep paying? Would you go to the same restaurant every day if you felt that the food or service was terrible? Or would you go anyway (everyday) and call the manager over and b1tch them out. Every day…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 5, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

It seems that Red is just trying to convince himself that he is cool half the time.

Dude always talks about how he handles people. He once challenged me to a fight at his local Red Lobster. And then there was the time he said he could line up as a WR against any LB in the league and get open.

The sad thing is....both of those statements are true. He really did those things.


What a pitiful person living for e-credibility. I bet he owns Microsoft, too!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | March 5, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Who cares what's the topic at the top? From what I see, we make our own discussion anyway.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, the actual topic of the post is usually irrelevant to the actual discussion. Which is what keeps most coming back here. If we limited ourselves to the topics RI gives us this place would fade quickly I believe.

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

"Taking one piece of my response out of context and responding to it instead of my entire quote..."

You mean like this. No need to worry. I won't respond anymore.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Cool. I was trying to disagree with you in a reasonable way, while making it clear that I am rooting for the team to succeed. But one way I can agree with the RI writers is that the 'Skins haven't been adept at identifying and developing o-line talent, so I take more of a 'wait-and-see' approach when they try to get diamonds in the rough along the line.

If you didn't see my responses as reasoned and/or if you were taken aback, that's unfortunate. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Dallas also released Roy L.Williams a former all pro safety. He is only 28 coming off a fractured forearm.

He might make sense to take a chance on playing with Laron Landry in the newly revamped defense.
Especially since depth there and especially at corner is somewhat limited.

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

OH GOD NO!!!!! You're kidding right?

Posted by: virtueandvice | March 5, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

word, d-haze, word

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm punting on this one.....

Posted by: virtueandvice | March 5, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

dl, I come here to find out about the Redskins, thanks for all the other helpful info, however....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Is that Jack?

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

"And JCabana, if you really feel like you are paying and not getting your money’s worth, why keep paying? Would you go to the same restaurant every day if you felt that the food or service was terrible? Or would you go anyway (everyday) and call the manager over and b1tch them out. Every day…..

Posted by: dlhaze1"

Posting here with other readers is not "call[ing] the manager over to ____ them out every day." It's pointing out what apparently isn't obvious to everyone, because some people still read the posts and think these reporters are really giving us inside dope.

I already explained what keeps me coming back; it's the same thing that keeps many other posters coming back. I'm not going to bother explaining again.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I actually enjoy the posts, and find the jibba jabba of late (past year) to be a big drag, dull and simple minded.

Why do I keep returning...well I am workiking through that with my shrink....

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Here is what those covering the Cardinals reported about our new punter:

"Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt's patience with punter Dirk Johnson ran out, and the club released him on Monday.

Ben Graham, an Australian who played with the Jets from 2005 through early this season, was signed as a replacement. Johnson was inconsistent, averaging 41.8 yards a punt with a net average of 35.2. He lasted this long only because he was the holder for kicker Neil Rackers.

Graham, who is left-footed, was cut by the Jets earlier this season after a poor performance against the Patriots.
Graham played Australian Rules Football and was discovered by Jets coach Eric Mangini during a tryout. Graham is known for his unorthodox style of kicking the ball end over end. He also has experience holding for place kicks."

We need a punter, but this guy sure sounds like a waste of time. Where are we on getting a defensive end, or are we out of choices in the free agent market at this late date?

Posted by: northvajim1 | March 5, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

The AP is as biased as the next News Agency.....


There's a recent example out there but I don't have the time to look it up........

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

My joie de vivre is infectious.

Posted by: not BeantownGreg / March 5, 2009

Posted by: notguy | March 5, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Terrell Suggs is still on the market?

Did Bart Scott get a deal before Suggs?

I think Suggs is better than Scott. Like, not even close better.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

He's the Ravens franchise player. He's on the market if you want to sign him to an absurd contract and give up 2 #1 picks for him.

Posted by: virtueandvice | March 5, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

notguy, no you're wrong, I got that infection looked at. They gave me a cream and its starting to clear up......

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

There are a few buzz words used on this blog that make me immediately scroll to the next post when I see them, taking next to zero consideration for the rest of the post.

JLC
JReid
Beat Writer
La"play on words, no-creativity insult"
Scooped
Outsider
Sports_Guru
Sindely Owl

Am I missing any?

Posted by: psps23 | March 5, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

There is no such thing as "non-biased" its a myth. Which is fine. Everything you read should be viewed through that and than you cease to keep getting your panties in a bunch over it.

This doesnt mean there is some uber-agenda at work it just means that writers are human beings and even a coma placement has opinion embedded.

When you write you are making judgements in every word. How can a point of view be seperated from that?

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

My joie de vivre is infectious.

Posted by: not BeantownGreg / March 5, 2009

Posted by: notguy | March 5, 2009 2:48 PM

I'm far removed from french class. Does that say, 'my joy of life is infectious'?

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

but "LaCantreporta" is so clever

Posted by: drewkinnear | March 5, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

"This doesnt mean there is some uber-agenda at work "

Right, because JLA just has such a good relationship with the team that he'd never go out of his way to paint the team in a negative light every chance he got, regardless of the situation....

cl, come on man.....stop...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Word, cl...truer words have rarely been written here...

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Am I missing any?

Posted by: psps23 | March 5, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Anything with diapers or whaaaa, tough guys behind the keyboard, etc. I usually skip. Also anyone who writes in all or mostly caps is skipped.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only person who remembers Moss repeatedly burning Roy Williams for TDs? Why would you even consider replacing Horton with Williams? The dude had a major penalty created in his honor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse-collar_tackle) and can no longer cover WRs. He'll be lucky to sign another NFL contract...

Posted by: siris | March 5, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Providence Journal is reporting Shawn Springs is signing with New England today. Hope he does well.

Posted by: virtueandvice | March 5, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

beep beep...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

how can you say there is no agenda when he trumps up cameron wake, the release of LT29, eddie royal being a big reciever, etc

Posted by: drewkinnear | March 5, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

SPRINGS TO SIGN WITH PATS
Posted by Mike Florio on March 5, 2009, 2:50 p.m. EST
Last year, the New England Patriots lost a cornerback to Philadelphia, when Asante Samuel jumped to the Eagles on the first day of free agency.

This year, the Pats have managed a small measure of revenge, winning the two-team derby with the Eagles for the services of veteran corner Shawn Springs.

According to Shalise Manza Young of the Providence Journal, Springs is expected to sign with the Patriots.

Springs was released last Friday by the Redskins.

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

greg i was making a larger point about bias. shocked you missed nuance......

but keep calling people naive, telling them to stop, calling for suicide from those don't agree with you.....

its so endearing...

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

joie du vive sounds like an STD to me. Steer clear.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 5, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Some fans just hold a grudge. 17 years later and UK fans by the dozens are still blogging and spewing bile on Christian Laettner. My father didn't even hate Roger Staubach this much! For what its worth, the Pitino/Laettner commercial is pretty funny.


http://rushthecourt.net/2009/03/05/pitino-and-laettner-together-again/

Posted by: will_ga | March 5, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for learnin' a dude, V&V...
--------------------------------
Truth, I could break my foot off in your ass anytime I want, but what would be the point? I'm tired of clownin' your simple ass.

When did I say that I could get open against any LB in the league??? I believe I was speaking hypothetically about a specfic situation, and how due to their decline...

Oh f@#% it, what's the point of explaining anything to a person with sh!t for brains....

If you're going reference a comment I made, at least have, you know, REFERENCES. You know somethings called facts to back up your 'tarded claims, you stupid jackass.

Go away.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Now I can sleep at night.

Posted by: larryn703 | March 5, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

1st!!!

Posted by: tdpillo123 | March 5, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Great. We were 29th in the league in punting laast season, and we beef it up by signing the guy who was 26th. Another memorable Snyder/Cerrato Production.

We are so screwed.

Posted by: ericenderle | March 5, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

SPRINGS TO SIGN WITH PATS

He'll make a good reserve, at a good reserve's price..Smothers top receivers for a game or two in a row, and then...the sacrificial calf...

Posted by: frak | March 5, 2009 11:57 PM | Report abuse

They post to attract our eyeballs. So in exchange, shouldn't we as readers expect some truth in advertising? Shouldn't we expect them to actually provide insider information, rather than being the last ones to get news on their hometown team?

I don't think that's too much to ask. Itf it is, they should change the name of this place from "Redskins Insider" to "Redskins Chatroom, With Insider Info Provided By Our Readers."

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 2:22 PM |

Because of the way the regular WaPo sports journalists like Sally Jenkins dump on Snyder and the Skins, RI is never going to get any scoops from the team as to what they are doing. That is a given. The team has its preferred media outlets and they will always get any scoops like the signing of AH that the team can make available. But RI can still be an informative blog. For instance, it can tap into NFL sources for information on the Skins that allow for perspective. Say, RI can canvas talent evaluators from other teams to get some idea about what are the pluses and minuses of Jason Campbell's performance to date and whether or not he will ever make it to an elite level. So there is a valuable contribution that RI can provide. As far as the use of the word "insider" goes, it might be somewhat of a misnomer, but "insider" information is provided, it just doesn't come from Redskins Park.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | March 6, 2009 4:16 AM | Report abuse

Danny must have let Vinny pull the trigger on this one all by his lonesome. If Mister Excess was involved we would naturally be drafting four punters in April...or flying in the entire FC Barcelona soccer team for tryouts. :)

Posted by: 3rdGenRFan | March 6, 2009 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Well at least we won't blow a draft choice on another punter. Strange but our last punter averaged 41 yards / punt. Oh, Vinny knows punters cause he sure as Shi+ doesn't know anything else

Posted by: BANDIT511 | March 6, 2009 8:25 AM | Report abuse

frost was cut by green bay and has no job and most likely wont. he is horrible. they should bring brooks in again for the competition but i think he is with green bay or another team.

Posted by: rls1041 | March 6, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Nobody's going to read this far down. But if they do, why don't they draft a kicker?

Posted by: pstotts15 | March 6, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

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