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We're settling into the usual workweek of the NFL with Sunday games for a stretch. This means Tuesdays will be a bit quieter. Mark Maske will be chatting at 11, if you'd like to join him.


By Cindy Boren  |  September 16, 2008; 10:08 AM ET
 
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Posted by: aucolt | September 16, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: joeblazin | September 16, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

IRVING, Texas (AP) -Cowboys safety Roy Williams fractured his right forearm while making a special teams tackle in Dallas' 41-37 victory over Philadelphia on Monday night. The five-time Pro Bowl selection could miss at least three games.

Posted by: Greg | September 16, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I might have missed this on an earlier thread: Have you made note of Roy Williams' broken forearm?

Posted by: Cindy | September 16, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Who watches the video on here?

Someone start a poll.

Posted by: joeblazin | September 16, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

This almost surely means we won't see Roy horse-collar anyone when we play the 'Boys next week, right?

How did his backup look last night?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 16, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Brooks is a rookie. WTF were they thinking?

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 16, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Aside from "less horse-collary" I mean.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 16, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

This almost surely means we won't see Roy horse-collar anyone when we play the 'Boys next week, right?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 16, 2008 10:27 AM

That's probably an advantage for Dallas. Moss vs. Williams has been our greatest weapon against Dallas the last 3 years.

Posted by: psps23 | September 16, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

I watched this one. and watch probably 2/3 of them.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 16, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

That game was sick last night. Either of those teams could win the super bowl, and will likely mop the floor with us.

Posted by: Yup | September 16, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Don't watch the videos.

I would guess the vast majority do not.

Posted by: RambleOn | September 16, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Flounder
Agree, that the Eagles fans are A-Holes but as someone else said I can respect them more becasue they are loyall and diehard.
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Flounder, understand your viewpoint.

Have you ever lived in PA? I did for the two longest friggin' years of my life.

I will always hate the Eagles, their fans, and Crapsylvania, also known as Pennsyltucky.

Posted by: isnadd | September 16, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

This almost surely means we won't see Roy horse-collar anyone when we play the 'Boys next week, right?

How did his backup look last night?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 16, 2008 10:27 AM

Not sure that any defensive players showed up. Which makes it weird that Williams fractured his forearm.

Posted by: donj1963 | September 16, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

One game does not a great quarterback make.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | September 16, 2008 9:28 AM

You, on the other hand, will always be a loser, regardless of how many great days you have.

Posted by: Chet | September 16, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse


That game was sick last night. Either of those teams could win the super bowl, and will likely mop the floor with us.

Posted by: Yup | September 16, 2008 10:31 AM

We will see. I think that we have a better run game than both do and that would radically change the score. No way when we play Dallas or Philly there are 6-7 drives per quarter or whatever it was.

I motion btw that all redskins fans boycott any time the Cowboys are on TV, outside a skins game, help bring down the overall TV ratings as best we can and maybe, just maybe, we can eventually get them out of prim time for good.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 16, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

True, donj1963, they had a "gentlemen's agreement" not to play defense last night... Williams got his boo-boo making a tackle on a kickoff return.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 16, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Don't watch.

Given the offensive firepower on display last night, I'm not sure that Williams, either healthy or not, would have made a difference. This just in, he's not good in pass coverage....

Posted by: Greg | September 16, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

"Mark Maske will be chatting at 11, if you'd like to join him."

Okay, who wants to play "20 Questions" with Maske this week?

Posted by: Brad Oliver | September 16, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

"That game was sick last night. Either of those teams could win the super bowl, and will likely mop the floor with us.

Posted by: Yup | September 16, 2008 10:31 AM "


bad defense doesn't = good offense


the Redskins might even be able to put up 30 points on those weak D's

Posted by: The Truth | September 16, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Despite what you think, and saw last night, the Redskins got BURNED by Reggie Bush, and will have problems on defense.

Posted by: NFL Executive | September 16, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Hopefully the skins can build from their success last week and give the NFC East 4 playoff caliber teams. It's looking like the toughest division in the NFL.

Posted by: skinswest | September 16, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

With LL playing free safety, even if the passes that were made last night are completed, those WR will be paying for them. If he is not there to break them up, he will be laying the wood and make them think twice on the next one.

None of the safeties last night are in LL league.

Posted by: donj1963 | September 16, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Who cares about winning and losing?!? I just want a clean game and good sportsmanship and for everyone to stay healthy.

Oh, and F the Eagles and their fans.

Posted by: isnadd | September 16, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Hopefully the skins can build from their success last week and give the NFC East 4 playoff caliber teams. It's looking like the toughest division in the NFL.

Posted by: skinswest | September 16, 2008 10:44 AM

Looking? There isn't a divison that's even close right now. The only one that was arguable before the season was AFC South, but Indy is looking all too human, Jacksonville is looking like the annual overrated team of the year, and Houston was blown out in week 1. No other division compares.

Posted by: psps23 | September 16, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Thats sarcasm right?
Bush burned us? Okay maybe on the punt return. But not by foot.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 16, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Seriously though, I came away from last nights game questioning whether the defenses were that bad and hoping that the offenses were not that good.

The Cowboys front 4 were all over McNabb!

Posted by: isnadd | September 16, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Despite what you think, and saw last night, the Redskins got BURNED by Reggie Bush, and will have problems on defense.

Posted by: NFL Executive | September 16, 2008 10:44 AM

Rushing
R. Bush 10 28 0 9

Receiving
R. Bush 7 63 0 14

Less than 100 yards combined from scrimmage. And his punt return was against our STs, so I would not say burned is accurate.

Posted by: donj1963 | September 16, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

correction: Cowboys front 3.

Posted by: isnadd | September 16, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Despite what you think, and saw last night, the Redskins got BURNED by Reggie Bush, and will have problems on defense.

Posted by: NFL Executive | September 16, 2008 10:44 AM
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Huh?

Bush had 10 carries for 28 yards (2.8 yards per carry), and 7 catches for 63 yards against the Skins D. In other words, a total of 91 yards rushing AND receiving.

That's not "burning" anyone.

As for his punt return, that was against the Skins special teams, not their D.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 16, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Both D's were thinking playing a real opponent was going to be as easy as last week's games against the Ram's, Browns. They forgot that you may need to play a bit harder.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

The 2008 NFC East is the greatest division since the realignment, if not in all of NFL history.

Posted by: | September 16, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

isnadd, agree to disagree, I thought Mcnabb had time to throw, and absolutely picked apart the Dallas secondary. I saw the cb Mike Jenkins make a play on a ball, but no one else from the Dallas secondary stood out to me....

Posted by: Greg | September 16, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I think both the Cowboys and Eagles share the same weakness: Secondary.

Except for Brian Dawkins, they're all a bunch of scrubs.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 16, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Ok, I'm not seeing any cohesive analysis on how we are going to beat Dallas.

There were some indicators in how they reacted to being behind last night.

Ideas? Anyone?

Posted by: Dik | September 16, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

if by NFL history you mean since the merger, yes I agree. if you mean pre merger, I begrudgingly still have to give that to NFC North/Central

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 16, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

gotta worry about the Cards first.

Actually, gotta worry about creating a repeatable performance of last week first.

Posted by: cload & daggar | September 16, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Both teams have O weapons for sho, but the defensive play last night was putrid...if anyone is repping any D players on either team today, they are morons....

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 16, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Heres an idea on how to beat the girls. Its called 89 Cowboy killer. the basic premise is you have santana Moss burn the F out of their entire team whilst JC drops it right in stide into his hands for 6. Play and repeat as needed.

Posted by: Stu | September 16, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

McNabb had all day to throw, the reason he took some sacks was b/c he had no recievers. The Eagles top two guys were out. Thus dudes weren't getting open. Down the stretch the lack of Vet wideouts cost them, b/c Mcnabb had no options even though he was getting like 3-5 looks...

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 16, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

I know its a cliche but the Skins are a 1 game at a time club.....all focus on Cards...who are beatable but pose problems...we can worry about the cowpukes when they are next in our sights...

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 16, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

The Eagles top two guys were out. Thus dudes weren't getting open. Down the stretch the lack of Vet wideouts cost them, b/c Mcnabb had no options even though he was getting like 3-5 looks...

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 16, 2008 11:05 AM

One of their "top two guys" is Kevin Curtis. Okay? Kevin Curtis. Let's not put up any memorials. We talkin' 'bout Kevin Curtis? Kevin Curtis.

Posted by: SMACK | September 16, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Oh no dont get me wrong the 89 Cowboy Killer isnt reserved excusively for the girls it can be used in any game including this week and i believe may have been used this last week.

Posted by: Stu | September 16, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

It sounds good, Stu. But I think they showed last night they'll win in a shootout. I like the idea of stopping Barber. He's really what won it for them w/ reception for TD and clock eating w/ the lead. (IMHO).

And while I respect 'Zona, I'm more worried about in-division games than out of division. They count twice as much.

Posted by: Dik | September 16, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone see McNabb pump fake westbrook on the last drive. It was a fake reverse and Donovan pumped it twice. HAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Burg w/ a U | September 16, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Please no one respond to that coward Sprots Guru, dont show up a day late and post.


Posted by: Great One | September 16, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Or you can do what neither team did amazingly well last week and pound the Rock!

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 16, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

If we put together a pretty solid game against the Cards, show JC handling the pressure and making throws, it'll give the CowPies something to think about.
And thinking ain't their strong suit!

Posted by: cload & daggar | September 16, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Reggie Brown is immortal IMHO.

Posted by: The Truth | September 16, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I would love if it we can run. Somehow I'm not sure we'll be able to.

I do think we will give them trouble w/ our pass rush from the outside. We're quicker & better conditioned...could be a problem against the Beast, tho.

Posted by: Dik | September 16, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I'm curious to see Cialis Campbell this weekend. See how he plays, if he can hold the point, and stack stuff up, or does he get swept up in the wash...

Posted by: Greg | September 16, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

That game was sick last night. Either of those teams could win the super bowl, and will likely mop the floor with us.

Posted by: Yup | September 16, 2008 10:31 AM

Either that or both their defenses are not very good...Depends on the angle I suppose.

Posted by: Leevi | September 16, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, while last night was fun - it sucked when you realize someone had to come out of there with a win.

...couldn't they both just loose??!!

Posted by: Dik | September 16, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

A player like London Fletcher is so valuable when you have a runner like MB. MB breaks tackles with ease and runs with boundless energy, dought out gives us great all around team tackling with the speed of our LBS and with a guy like Fletch containing MB they go back to what they do best and pass anyways.

Posted by: Stu | September 16, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Could it be that Dallas is somehow overated for the Hyoe they have been getting? Nice to think about I suppose....

I was hard on Jason last week....but I must recant! And see what happens this week....

Screw the Eagles and the freakin cowboys.

Posted by: Leevi | September 16, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

One would think if you go to all that trouble to get in, you'd put up a better fight than that once you got there.

Posted by: King Card | September 16, 2008 9:14 AM

Welcome back, King Card...the 'Skins did indeed put up an amazing fight to get into the playoffs last year. And two years prior as well.

As you know, rooting for your team in the playoffs kicks up the excitement ten-fold.
What's that? Oh, right. You don't know what that's like. Nevermind.

Posted by: 4-12 | September 16, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

I hope everyone is a bit more comfortable with JC and with Zorn. I think Sunday's game showed great improvement for both. If the O line continues to support JC and the right side improves its run blocking the offense will do its part. I am hoping that Cornelius Griffith has a pro bowl type year like the one he had I believe in 2004 were he dominated the middle. The rotation of the D line will help, they have some quality backups. We just need the middle of the D line to be as assertive as they can be. I think the Skins have some quality players and I like their attitude. This does not mean they will win the Super Bowl, to me it means they can play and compete. They should win the games they should win and perhaps sneak in a few victories from those everyone thinks they should lose. It makes for a very interesting season. Too early to tell yet but after they go to Philly we should have a handle on what type of team we really have. Leo in Clearwater, Florida

Posted by: Leo | September 16, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

My Q&A to Maske,
Washington : We saw a game canceled last weekend due to the storm. We know about the Saints history with this, and 3 teams in Florida are also targets of hurricane problems. I could see a pattern of game cancellations becoming a real problem long term, as the climate continues to change. Any thoughts by the NFL to find some alternate-site stadiums where these teams can play their games, the way the Saints used the Alamo Dome last time.
Mark Maske: I would think it will be handled on a case-by-case basis going forward. There are usually several options. In this case, we saw the league first move the Ravens-Texans game back from Sunday afternoon to Monday night, then juggle the schedule to get it rescheduled for November. There also was consideration given to playing the game Monday night in another city, maybe New Orleans or Atlanta.
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I defiantly don't like the sound of that if that's how the NFL plans to resolve these lost games.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 16, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

beeble-dee-beeple-de-beep

Posted by: beep beep | September 16, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

It appears that both the Giants and Redskins have better defenses than the Cowboys and Eagles, but offensively it's the other way around. So it's possible that special teams play could differentiate the teams in the NFC East this year.

Posted by: Siris | September 16, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I went into the season thinking that we would lose 2 games out of the division and win 2 in the division. The Sain'ts were one of the teams I thought we would lose to outside. That's a good sign.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 16, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

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