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Redskins Unrestricted: Brooks Under Pressure

Let's talk punters, shall we?

By Cindy Boren  |  September 18, 2008; 11:35 AM ET
 
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Can we get rid of this video stuff. I've tried watching it several times but can't get into it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Cookies!

Posted by: Dick Cheney | September 18, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Looks like a hostage demand tape. "Send us two dozen Krispy Kremes or the Washington Post reporter gets it."

Posted by: P Diddy | September 18, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Dick, who let you out of your cage?

Posted by: George W. Bush | September 18, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Collins should have started as soon as last thread...Saunders got here; DC probably would have won more games in that time. Campbell played well vs. 'aints but still needs to work on peripheral vision. He locked in on Moss on the winning TD pass. What will he do when the good teams take away his primary receiver? Enough about systems. Any top QB can look around the field, find the open man, and deliver the ball on time regardless of the "system". What DC fan doesn't want to see that?

Posted by: Realness | September 18, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Can we get rid of this video stuff. I've tried watching it several times but can't get into it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:38 AM

Looks like the answer to this silly question, given all of the crying that has gone on since it was first initiated, is "No". If you hate to watch the video, just go read the full article on the same subject written in today's Washington Post (also available online).

It sure gets old spoon feeding you babies.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

THIS MAN WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT

How did Grampy McSame spent HIS time this morning, while the market was melting down, you and me were losing our financial a$$? What was the GOP nominee up to when his Mentor was making ready to go on TV and give his "I must be concerned because my face looks like I'm sucking a lemon" reassurance speech?

He was on TV and radio, himself.

Just where was telling his old war stories, like the one about Ted Williams crash landing a jet because he didn't want to hurt his knees by ejecting?

Was it Meet the Press? Hannity's Show? O'Reilly? With Katey Couric? On "The NEW Kukla Fran & Ollie Hour?"

Nope.

HE WAS ON "MIKE AND MIKE IN THE MORNING"!!!!

You can't make this crap up.

Posted by: Anti-Swiftboat Redskin Fans for Surrealism | September 18, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Collins should have started as soon as Saunders got here; DC probably would have won more games in that time. Campbell played well vs. 'aints but still needs to work on peripheral vision. He locked in on Moss on the winning TD pass. What will he do when the good teams take away his primary receiver? Enough about systems. Any top QB can look around the field, find the open man, and deliver the ball on time regardless of the "system". What DC fan doesn't want to see that?
Posted by: Realness | September 18, 2008 11:41 AM

There have been several articles this week stressing how JC has improved on this lately. Many of his passes last week were to his 2nd and third reads. I think it's safe to assume he locked on Moss for the bomb because he was open the whole time he was dodging the pass rush, and didn't move along in his reads because he was open the whole time. I guess we'll see how much he's really improved when we play Dallas ansd Philly......

Posted by: dlhaze | September 18, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis will never be as good as I was.


Yeah, I'm a hater. So what, step to me dog.

Posted by: Brian Mitchell | September 18, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

++Looks like a hostage demand tape. "Send us two dozen Krispy Kremes or the Washington Post reporter gets it."

Posted by: P Diddy | September 18, 2008 11:43 AM ++

Exactly! At least let the guy stand in front of the practice field or something. It looks like you've got him locked in a 4x4 cubicle with a hand-held VHS recorder pointed at him....

Posted by: Smurrf | September 18, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

It sure gets old spoon feeding you babies.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:46 AM
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But not as good as getting breast-fed by your mother.

Mmmm, milk does a body good.

Posted by: What Now?!?! | September 18, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

"dc, I'm with ya, I don't understand how that was a rules change. I always thought the team to win the coin toss decided whether they got the ball or not, and the other team chose the direction. And that's what they're saying is true now. I don't get it."

Posted by: Karen | September 18, 2008 11:07 AM

Here's my interpretation of the rules change and I could be wrong but this is the only way it makes sense to me.

Old way-You win the coin toss you get to pick whether you want to kick or receive in the first half. Regardless of what you pick the other team gets to choose what they want to do in the second half.

New way-You win the toss and now you have the option of choosing now or waiting until the second half to choose. If you defer, the other team must now choose for the first half and then at the start of the 2nd half you have the option to receive or kick.

Posted by: will_ga | September 18, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

THIS MAN WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT

How did Grampy McSame spent HIS time this morning, while the market was melting down, you and me were losing our financial a$$? What was the GOP nominee up to when his Mentor was making ready to go on TV and give his "I must be concerned because my face looks like I'm sucking a lemon" reassurance speech?

He was on TV and radio, himself.

Just where was telling his old war stories, like the one about Ted Williams crash landing a jet because he didn't want to hurt his knees by ejecting?

Was it Meet the Press? Hannity's Show? O'Reilly? With Katey Couric? On "The NEW Kukla Fran & Ollie Hour?"

Nope.

HE WAS ON "MIKE AND MIKE IN THE MORNING"!!!!

You can't make this crap up.

Posted by: Anti-Swiftboat Redskin Fans for Surrealism | September 18, 2008 11:49 AM

Nearly as surreal is good ole Joe Biden trying to convince me that paying higher taxes is patriotic while we should surrender our efforts in Iraq.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Honestly, I don't ever watch the videos either. Hello...I'm at work during the day. I can look like I'm working while reading the blog. I can't fake listening to a video!

Posted by: will_ga | September 18, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Our founding fathers certainly didn't see paying higher taxes as being "patriotic".

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

beep beep upcoming in about 5 minutes.

Posted by: Cindy | September 18, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Honestly, I don't ever watch the videos either. Hello...I'm at work during the day. I can look like I'm working while reading the blog. I can't fake listening to a video!

Posted by: will_ga | September 18, 2008 11:56 AM

Can you read the article while shirking your work responsibilities as easy as you can read the blog?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Can you read the article while shirking your work responsibilities as easy as you can read the blog?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:58 AM

***********8

Can you?

Posted by: um.... | September 18, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis will never be as good as I was.
Yeah, I'm a hater. So what, step to me dog.

Posted by: Brian Mitchell | September 18, 2008 11:51 AM


CP needs to worry more about winning games than what Brian f-ing Mitchell has to say about him.

Vinny needs to worry more about putting together a winner and less about radio.

And folks wonder why we'll never win with this regime...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 18, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Collins should have started as soon as Saunders got here; DC probably would have won more games in that time. Campbell played well vs. 'aints but still needs to work on peripheral vision. He locked in on Moss on the winning TD pass. What will he do when the good teams take away his primary receiver? Enough about systems. Any top QB can look around the field, find the open man, and deliver the ball on time regardless of the "system". What DC fan doesn't want to see that?
Posted by: Realness | September 18, 2008 11:41 AM

Actually, his primary receiver on that play was Antwaan Randle El. He locked on to Moss because he was hoping to draw the defenders to Moss, in order to open up the field for ARE. When it became obvious that Moss had beaten the defense, he stuck with Moss because he was the deep threat. Therefore JC had the proper manipulation of the defense from the start, and took advantage of it when they didn't bite. Thinking on the fly.

Posted by: psps23 | September 18, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY
PALM BEACH, Fla. — NFL coaches are going back to school on the coin toss.

League owners adopted the college rule that allows the option to decide whether to kick off or receive the football until the second half after winning the pregame toss.

"It just gives you another option," said Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio.

Under the previous rule, NFL coaches almost always elected to receive the ball after winning the toss. College coaches defer more than 90% of the time.

Del Rio thought the new rule will prompt NFL coaches to defer more than half of the time.

"But if you have Peyton Manning," he said, "you might take the ball and get up seven."

Added Cleveland Browns coach Romeo Crennel: "College coaches defer all the time. I don't think I'd defer a lot because I like my offense; I want them to have the ball as many times as possible."

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You know I thought I understood this strategy, but now I don't think so. If they want the ball in second half they can just choose to kick first.

Posted by: Not Anonymous | September 18, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Okay, a third of the above "defer to the 2nd half" comment didn't show up. That's never happened to me before. Does this happen a lot?

Posted by: will_ga | September 18, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

sure can

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I guess I'm the only one around here who likes the idea of Vinny doing radio. I have never understood the hatred around town for Vinny. Without Vinny, these guys would likely not be Washington Redskins:

Chris Cooley
The late great Sean Taylor
Shawn Springs
Corndog Griffin
Marcus Washington
Fred Smoot
Jason Taylor
Jason Campbell
Jim Zorn

The list goes on and on.

Give the guy a break. He is not the reason we haven't been back to the super bowl all these years. You can't blame him for anything between 1992-1999. Those were some of our worst years, but his hands are clean from that mess.

If you don't like the direction the team has taken in the past couple years, well you probably aren't paying much attention.

Posted by: OG Barno (not to be confused with all the new barnos) | September 18, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

HE WAS ON "MIKE AND MIKE IN THE MORNING"!!!!

You can't make this crap up.

Posted by: Anti-Swiftboat Redskin Fans for Surrealism | September 18, 2008 11:49 AM

Obama will be on Mike and Mike next week. Give it up.

Posted by: Vast Rightwing Conspiracy | September 18, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

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