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Re-signing Marcus Washington a Possibility

The Redskins have attempted to bring back linebacker Marcus Washington, hoping to sign him to a bargain-rate contract, according to league sources, but he is in no hurry to make a deal.

Washington, whose release last month after five years with the Redskins saved the team $4.5 million in salary cap space, has told friends he would like to explore his options after being stung by his release. The Redskins approached Washington's representatives last week to gauge his interest in returning, according to sources.

Several of Washington's former teammates don't see him back with the Redskins unless it turns out to be his only option. He hopes to reunite with Gregg Williams in New Orleans, but the Saints have been looking at other positions thus far in free agency.

The Redskins have a hole at strong-side linebacker, one of several roster vacancies. With just four draft picks, filling them all in April seems unlikely and the team is a bit cap-strapped after giving Albert Haynesworth and DeAngelo Hall big contracts. The Redskins have essentially been hunting for bargains since.

The Redskins have made offers to two other free agents -- end Phillip Daniels and linebacker Khary Campbell -- and those players are exploring their options as well, according to sources. The team has also expressed an interest in signing free agent DE Renaldo Wynn, a former Redskin, as we reported last week.

The Redskins need two defensive ends, two linebackers, a right tackle, a right guard/guard or center, and could be short on depth at wide receiver and cornerback if key members of last year's draft class don't progress.

The Skins have had some contact with the agent for free agent tackle/guard Elton Brown, with no move imminent, and could turn to injured tackle Mark Tauscher as an option.

By Jason La Canfora  |  March 10, 2009; 12:20 PM ET
 
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Comments

Why? At any price. He's hurt all the time,anymore.

Posted by: ridgely1 | March 10, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Well, if they released Jason Campbell before the 2 million dollar escalator took effect, we would be in much better shape!

It is unbelievable that we would keep that loser of a quarterback, and not sign Canty!

Now the Giants have Canty, and we are stuck with a non TD throwing, unintelligent, loser of a quarterback that has the inability to field general the offense and fears throwing INTs over taking chances down field!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 10, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

the front office has upgraded talent, but overall, they've created more holes than they've filled.

Marcus at a cut rate? I'm OK with that. But you can only pay for 1/2 a season because that's all you get.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Heyer is a backup. He isn't a good run blocker and he struggles with speed rushers. Heyer would be the 6th best tackle in this draft.

Posted by: fj8152001 | March 10, 2009 11:58 AM

Other way around. Heyer excels in pass blocking. To take the next step up in run blocking, he needs to keep his center of gravity low for longer.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"has told friends he would like to explore his options after being stung by his release"

How could he not have seen this coming? I mean, seriously, he was 'stung' by this.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"Cerrato actually hits better on picks in the later rounds. You'd think that it would be easier given the assumed level of talent in the earlier rounds. Check out Cerrato's picks from rounds 1 to 3, then check out 4 to 7."

I was talking strictly 1st round. Moe had suggested trading our 1st in 2010 for more picks this year.

Posted by: GreenTerror23 | March 10, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

"...could be short on depth at wide receiver and cornerback if key members of last year's draft class don't progress."

How would they be short on depth, if no one gets hurt?

Since when does: talent = injury/health

???

Posted by: RedDMV | March 10, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

BeantownGreg, its like the 98 year old who "died suddenly". Even if they linger in miserable health for years, the end is very sudden.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

and when is JLC and Reid planning to report that the skins have re-signed LBer Alfred Fincher?

Posted by: X--E | March 10, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Cerrato = early round picks and "up roster" free agents.

Marocco Brown = late round sleepers, free agent scrubs and "down roster" guys.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Moe had suggested trading our 1st in 2010 for more picks this year.

Posted by: GreenTerror23 | March 10, 2009 12:30 PM

Skins would never do this. They value draft picks too highly and would like to save them for the future.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 10, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I doubt if Marcus Washington is signed before the beginning of the season.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 10, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

MWash knew it was coming all year. He talked about right before the last game. You can only not play for so long before people notice you're getting paid a lot and your not playing.........

That being said, I'd welcome him back and hope thos knick knack injuries will be no more......

No to Orakpo!

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

JLC - He was NOT stung. He knew after the last game in December he would be back - you said it yourself.

As for HEYER - does anyone really want to go into the season with Rabach, Thomas, and Heyer on the right side? Which means we never run to the right and we always have Sellers in the backfield helping them out?

Get a SOLID RT so at least our line has some balance.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 10, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

... and when is JLC and Reid planning to report that the skins have re-signed LBer Alfred Fincher?

Posted by: X--E | March 10, 2009 12:32 PM

When its time to report who actually got signed -- special teamer Alfred Fincher.

The guy I want to know about is Matt Sinclair.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

and when is JLC and Reid planning to report that the skins have re-signed LBer Alfred Fincher?

Posted by: X--E | March 10, 2009 12:32 PM

As soon as they can think of six reasons why this was a bad move.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 10, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

IFF we would actually draft a RT/LT a SLB, and a DE in the first three rounds would I be in favor of trading our first round pick next year for a 2nd and 3rd rounder this year.

Posted by: dante232 | March 10, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse


...Re-signing Marcus Washington a Possibility...'


Well, if they're gonna bring back Washingon and Daniels and Wynn, listed below are some other redskin cats who should be given another set of nine lives to live:

Paul Krause
Russ Grimm
Gary Clark
Clint Didier
Chris Hamburger
Brandon Lloyd...no, change that...
Shane Matthews...Moe, what are you thinking...
Mark Mayhew
Kelvin Bryant
Joe Washington
Matt Turk
Dexter Manley


Posted by: MistaMoe | March 10, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

"Skins would never do this. They value draft picks too highly and would like to save them for the future."

That's the best joke I've heard all day.

Posted by: GreenTerror23 | March 10, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to see Washington back at the right price. At that point it would be essentially a straight swap of Hall for Springs and Haynesworth for Taylor and Evans from the defense that started 6-2 last season, not including whatever other additions that will assuredly arise. Count me as in favor of that.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I have a feeling that the skins in any trade scenario during the draft will come out on the short end. Teams know that the skins need bodies and that they have little cap room to pay for the #13 pick and other drafted players. For the skins to make a deal I am starting to think that, they will have to be willing to give up future draft picks.

Posted by: TWISI | March 10, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

How could he not have seen this coming? I mean, seriously, he was 'stung' by this.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 12:29 PM

Come on, beaner. Didn't you ever get dumped? Even when you can see it coming two months in advance, it still stings.

At least, the first 15 times it happens. After that, hell, it's just part of life.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 10, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Well, Guru, tell us how you really feel about Campbell - So, a question - presuming you are correct, and Campbell will be nothing more than an average QB - You feel that it's worth it to take 2 years to develop another QB to an NFL starter type level? And you're absolutely, 100% sure that Campbell is nothing more than an average QB? You've seen absolutely nothing in his style that would tell you that he might be good some day? You keep lobbing the point in there about "no touchdowns thrown". I'd point out that with the exception of the Brad Johnson era, we've always had that issue under Snyder - Patrick Ramsey, Gus Ferrote, etc. - great between the 20's but they couldn't get the ball in the end zone much either.

So is it Campbell, or is it the people that Snyder has placed around him?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | March 10, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Springs, Marcus and J Taylor were all substantially overpaid. Would I keep all of them for the right price? Yes.

So what's the right price -- especially on a team with cap challenges? For Taylor and Marcus, $2mil with incentives

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

dc, no kidding. Marcus was 'stung' by his release, however should the team have been 'stung' when he couldn't play due to injury? Works both ways....

ryp, I'd rather trade back in the draft, and pick up Loadholt, and Robinson, and plug that 700 pounds into the right side....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

beantown

'... someone will fall in love with a player that falls to 13. this team has too many holes to not use that to their advantage....'


True.

But the way the --trade next year's number 1 scenario works, we can get the player we love while adding three other players from rounds 2-3.

We get next year's guy this year which means this year's guy will be better next year.

Yeah, I know, the rambling posts confuse me, too.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 10, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I hate you JLa...if this wasn't the fastest info on the skins I would never check it...I would probably make a selective filter against it. TWO DES? We need 1...arguably, because we have so much young depth. Also two LBs is a stretch...you use such negative, cynical, arrogant language...you need to find a home elsewhere and give us a real beat writer.

Posted by: kpayn17 | March 10, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

"We get next year's guy this year which means this year's guy will be better next year."

Say no to trading away 1st round draft picks a year in advance, Dr. Suess.

Posted by: GreenTerror23 | March 10, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

trade up from #13 to 7-8 and get the stud you want, not hope the stud you need is there at 13.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Moe, I'm pretty sure the trade chart knocks a full round off the value of future picks. A 1st rounder next year equals a 2nd rounder this year. I don't see a team giving up 2 picks in rounds 2-3 this year for one pick next year. In concept I'd be in favor of it, especially if they were high 2nd and 3rd rounders, but teams know they aren't getting value in that trade.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

moe, gotta quit trading future draft picks....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

kpayn,

There are lots of other sites that have Skins information before this one.

I love how 7mil is capped strapped, and it's more like 9mil anyway.

He said we were capped strapped when we made all are signings as well.

We can't replace every spot in one offseason, and you can't have pro bowl depth at every position, young guys are going to have to step up.

Young players step in every year on teams and do good, some even become starters.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 10, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

As soon as they can think of six reasons why this was a bad move.

Posted by: talent_evaluator

I was thinking the same thing.

Posted by: Predator48 | March 10, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Flound - Kpayn sounded like a bad attempt of sarcasim through print.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

This business of all these holes on the team sickens me in light of the pile of money the Redskins paid for Hall and Haynesworth. I thought Snyder was a smart dude. Sounds as though he is not very smart at all.

The results of this waste will be a losing record in 2009 and Coach Zorn will be blamed and given the gate. Count on it.

Posted by: royhobbs56 | March 10, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

What Moe proposes would actually be great. It wouldn't just be sacrificing future picks. It would be increasing the total number of draft picks the Wizards have over the next 2 years.

Instead of 5 draft selections in rounds 1-3 from 2009-2010, the Skins would have 6 draft selections in rounds 1-3 from 2009-2010. That's actually better long-term thinking.

Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty of the position of the 2010 picks, teams likely won't give up 2 selections this year, especially desirable selections early in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Adding M. Washington is retarded...even at a cut rate, you have to figure that he is never healthy, so you in fact will be overpaying him...not to mention that he is alot slower than when we brought him in, so is Fletcher.

What is wrong with C. June or Keihato from the Colts, I would take a shot on Brooks from Tampa before I would resign M. Washington.

Trading draft picks is stupid too, why not just get a franchise player like Peppers, then...you would be getting a proven commodity - over a rookie.

I HATE JLAC AS WELL, reporting is bush league, stick to twinkie eating contest and hockey.

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

This business of all these holes on the team sickens me in light of the pile of money the Redskins paid for Hall and Haynesworth. I thought Snyder was a smart dude. Sounds as though he is not very smart at all.

The results of this waste will be a losing record in 2009 and Coach Zorn will be blamed and given the gate. Count on it.

Posted by: royhobbs56 ****

One of the best posts in some time. I couldn't agree more.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | March 10, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Well, Guru, tell us how you really feel about Campbell - So, a question - presuming you are correct, and Campbell will be nothing more than an average QB - You feel that it's worth it to take 2 years to develop another QB to an NFL starter type level? And you're absolutely, 100% sure that Campbell is nothing more than an average QB? You've seen absolutely nothing in his style that would tell you that he might be good some day? You keep lobbing the point in there about "no touchdowns thrown". I'd point out that with the exception of the Brad Johnson era, we've always had that issue under Snyder - Patrick Ramsey, Gus Ferrote, etc. - great between the 20's but they couldn't get the ball in the end zone much either.

So is it Campbell, or is it the people that Snyder has placed around him?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | March 10, 2009 12:38 PM


Well,

1. Jason Cambell is a 5th year quarterback, I think talking about the future possibilities at this point is done. He has had way too much time to develop.

2. He has weapons, tons of them, he just cannot manage the game properly enough to get the ball to those weapons. Brad Johnson would have had 40 TDs with the weapons we have now, i.e. Moss, Portis, Cooley, etc.

3. Jeff Garcia was out there. We could have traded for Cassel. Kurt Warner would be a good one or two year starter. We had options, we just stuck with the status quo.

I am a diehard Redskin fan, trust me on this. The reason I am soooo strong on the Jason campbell issue, is that with a middle of the pack QB, you will never be an elite team. if we don't cut him loose now, I GUARANTEE, we will have 7-9, 8-8, 9-7 seasons for the next however many years we keep him.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 10, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

"We could have traded for Cassel"

Brilliant. Simply brilliant.

The pats traded Cassell and Vrabel for a 2nd rounder from the Chiefs.

The Redskins currently don't have a 2nd rounder, so how exactly could this have happened again.....idiot....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Guru...I dont think it matters at this point...if he does not succeed this year, he will be out anyways and they will either draft a QB next year - which has a pretty good QB class, trade or FA the QB. I used to be a huge JCamp fan, but last year's end was painfully obvious that he needs to either get off the toilet or get out. You can say OLine, but there were many games that he missed wide open D. Thomas, ARE - Who let me stress I hate the most on the team and is the most overpaid player and even M. Kelley. He seems to be too shell shocked and indecisive, mentally beat up too much.

I hope he works, he runs well, has a cannon, needs to improve his vision and pocket sense.
Either way, the Skins will draft a QB next year to motivate, I think Colt actually sucks too. I am not sure why everyone has a hardon for that guy

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

" Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty of the position of the 2010 picks, teams likely won't give up 2 selections this year, especially desirable selections early in the 2nd and 3rd rounds."

I don't like trading away future picks anyways, the needs of today aren't always the needs of tomorrow. Eventually you would have to bite the bullet.

Posted by: GreenTerror23 | March 10, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

All those players (Washington, Campbell, Daniels, and Wynn) know the defense and should be relatively inexpensive. The Skins will only have 3-4 million of cap space left for free agents after reserving 3 million for the rookies.

This is an excellent move to fill the remaining holes in the roster [backup SLB, backup WLB, starting LDE, and backup RDE].

I assume none of them will be signed before the draft...

Posted by: siris | March 10, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Guru!

Although I agree 500%, I would have had to report you for abuse if you'd written one more line about how bad J Campbell sucks... LMFAO

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | March 10, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Bean - I wouldn't mind that at all. Just would have to find someone willing to trade.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 10, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

i would love to trade down and get a low first and a high second....

but one person that impressed me was jarron gilbert...and no not the youtube video...he isnt as refined as tyson jackson, but has a much higher ceiling...then we could take a right tackle with our other pick...and good linebackers can always be found in the 3rd round...

Posted by: jasonma1 | March 10, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Besides the fact that Peppers was franchised by the Panthers -- there is no way the Skins could afford his salary this year -- or potentially trade away two #1 draft picks...

Posted by: siris | March 10, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Can someone remind how this guy has a job?

I thought the whole idea of being an insider was that you were supposed to get inside information instead of plagiarizing articles and finding out about signings later than the rest of the internet.

Posted by: footy_29 | March 10, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

As I sat here realizing the posts by "Sports _Guru" confirm he is decidedly not well-named, it occurred to me that we slam LaCanfora mercilessly (with some cause) but we don't rate the posters. So here's my partial list (more to follow as time allows... meaning my boss is away):
Talent_evaluator, BeantownGreg, psps23, 4thfloor -- you guys are pretty good. I'm a fan of the game but I'm no football expert. I learn quite bit from you guys.
zcezcest1, JohnDinHouston, MistaMoe -- not bad... though you often THINK you know more than you do. Moe -- you lost points for "Mark" Mayhew...
RedDMV -- now I know why it takes so long to get anything done at the DMV... the employees ain't too sharp but they got plenty of attitude.
NateinthePDX -- seems like someone I'd enjoy watching a game with... where's he been lately?
DcSween -- always funny. Great sense of humor. And it's great when some of the dimwits on the blog try to match you joke for joke.
And finally: JLC -- yeah, he's just a poster like the rest of us. He fails as both a journalist (not objective) and a columnist (not interesting enough). But he does provide a much needed service and he generally takes way more abuse than he deserves.

Oh -- one more:

RoyHobbs56 -- never seen him before but, despite a decent comment today, he should be banned forthwith. RoyHobbs? C'mon... it's a FOOTBALL blog.

Posted by: outsider6 | March 10, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Guru,

Big Ben is a 'middle of the pack QB'... statistically speaking & I imagine that you are speaking of statistics. Oh Yeah, Brad Johnson? 40tds? Right.

M.Washington needs to get healthy. Jason Witten burning him on a seam route, in week 4, for a touchdown keeps replaying through my head.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

The Skins have so many positions that require an infusion of youth that there is really no reason to trade away next years #1 simply to move up to the 6th or 7th position this year. There are good players available, but possibly only SLB Curry has the (perennially all-pro) talent to warrant that type of move.

There should be a quality SLB, DE, RT, OG, or C/G available when they pick -- even if they trade down for a lower 1st and 2nd round pick.

Posted by: siris | March 10, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

This guy Sports Guru is stupid...just like jason la Confora.

Posted by: PrisonBalls00 | March 10, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Renaldo Wynn? You've got to be kidding me!!

Posted by: john24 | March 10, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Don't agree Guru - I use Mark Rypien as an example on the '92 team - GREAT offensive line, receivers on the down side of their career, running back by comittee - but BECAUSE he was rarely sacked (less than once per game) and because the offensive line was great, the team scored points. But do you really feel that Mark Rypien was much better than average? He had the right team at the right time.

Five years, well wait just a minute - he's started for only 2 of those 5 years, and was hurt for 1/4 of one of those seasons. So 5 years is really not a fair measure of experience.

I see your point, but I argue the opposite - that Campbell is not that bad that we should throw him overboard, and that you've NOT had enough time to look at him and make a complete judgement.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | March 10, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

More thugs in Dallas, if the Skins had signed this guy we would have got slammed.

COWBOYS CUFF SENSABAUGH
Posted by Mike Florio on March 10, 2009, 1:09 p.m. EDT
Free-agent safety Gerald Sensabaugh, a former Jaguar who has been arrested three times in roughly two years in his hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee, has agreed to terms with the Cowboys, according to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News.

It’s a one-year deal.

Sensabaugh will provide depth to a depth chart that has lost Roy Williams, and could still lose free-agent Keith Davis.

Last month, Sensabaugh was busted for driving his Bentley on a suspended license. He had three guns in the car at the time (including an AK-47) but apparently was in legal possession of the weapons.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 10, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Sports_Guru?

Campbell is the very least of their problems and one of the FEW bright spots!

Losing both Springs and Washington cut out a good bit of the heart of this defense in terms of chemistry and leadership. Intangibles that sports gurus who play fantasy football like Snidely never take into account ...

Well "psps" we see the Redskins desperately rooting around to fill in the many holes they have because they put all of their eggs in the Haynesworth basket without thinking about the future ramifications.

At this point they are going to have to trade picks from 2010 and 2011 to get picks this year. They need starters and depth at too many positions not to. I think its their only option at this point and I still can't fathom how they will manage to pay the rookies.

Depending on who they come up in the draft more releases are possible before June 1st.


Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I was unaware that it was legal to carry a AK-47 in your car.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 10, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

The pats traded Cassell and Vrabel for a 2nd rounder from the Chiefs.

The Redskins currently don't have a 2nd rounder, so how exactly could this have happened again.....idiot....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 1:02 PM

I don't think that was the problem. 'Skins could have given them their first round pick for the two players plus one of New England's second round picks. They could have worked something out.

Problem was with Cassell and Vrabel's salary. Cassell signed the franchise player tender -- around $13 million. Vrabel was getting a good-sized bonus plus $2 million this year. The 'Skins don't have the money under the cap to think about a deal like that.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 10, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Per,

You keep talking about Wash. and Springs they hardly played defense, they had to go at there current salaries.

They weren't the reason this defense was ranked 4th last year.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 10, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I restate my case and think we will pick up a LB in the draft, Cushing is my pick...pretty good speed and a hard hitter, can rush the outside but can also cover quick TE, decent height too or at least that is who I would pick. I sensing a Orakpo - big name Dan will love him or A. Smith the OL bafoon.

Even better I can see Crabtree slipping and Vinny not being able to say no, yikes!

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

flound, what happens if you run into a t-rex while driving?? You just gonna pull out a .38....all thats gonna do is piss mr. t-rex off....you need to have an ak47 assault rifo in the car.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Shane Matthews?????? yeeessshh ... ~laughing~

I actually think Dexter Manley could still play. He wouldn't last the whole season but I suspect he could still play if he weren't suspended for life.
He is in tip-top shape.

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

sports_guru


I mean you no disrepsect, bro', but Jason Campbell is just one guy on an average football team.

He doesn't punt, play defense, return kicks, blocks, call plays, or hold for extra points.

The team--and not just one guy--is responsible for the outcome of games, too, you know.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 10, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Matt Turk still out there? I guess his brother died almost right after he botched in the playoff game against Tampa.

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

te, the greater point was that he was traded for a 2nd round pick, of which the skins do not currently possess.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Orapko will be gone by the 13th pick, lets get that clear.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 10, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Also, how does Danny Smith Special Teams coach still have a job?

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell is just one guy on an average football team.

He doesn't punt, play defense, return kicks, blocks, call plays, or hold for extra points.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 10, 2009 1:29 PM

Right. One more strike against JC. Not very versatile.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 10, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

"flound, what happens if you run into a t-rex while driving?? You just gonna pull out a .38....all thats gonna do is piss mr. t-rex off....you need to have an ak47 assault rifo in the car.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009"

Every American expatriate west bank settlement type who thinks he is Israeli (but unfortunately is the prototypical ugly American tourist) owns more than one. Come to think of it ... so do many in Anacostia?

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I was unaware that it was legal to carry a AK-47 in your car.

Posted by: Flounder21

An AK-47...?

Isn't that what got T.I. in trouble...?

"I like my top down low...with a choppa in the back..."?

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 10, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

"Orapko will be gone by the 13th pick, lets get that clear.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 10, 2009"

Been moving rapidly up on the BigBoard. Thus the new found interest in Washington.

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE make JLC read the chat from Wilbon yesterday where he talks about the difference between a columnist (like wilbon who is paid to opine) and a reporter/beat reporter who is paid to report on the team without agenda or bias.
I know JLC is most likely too cool to listen to advice from a nothing like Wilbon who helped create the desk he sits at...the Post is not the problem, they have an amazing history of top notch sports reporters, this dope who lacks the even handed journalistic integrity to file a single simple report without slipping his personal agenda and feelings about the team needs to go.

Posted by: JLR75 | March 10, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Don't knock Washington too hard for not playing half the season because of injuries, Did you ever hear of a guy called Gibert arenas?

Posted by: kayboye | March 10, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I am a diehard Redskin fan, trust me on this. The reason I am soooo strong on the Jason campbell issue, is that with a middle of the pack QB, you will never be an elite team. if we don't cut him loose now, I GUARANTEE, we will have 7-9, 8-8, 9-7 seasons for the next however many years we keep him.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 10, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse


See Superbowl champ: Dilfner, Trent.

Posted by: TDawg1 | March 10, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

If I were the Redskins (Snidely) ... they are playing the official George Allen "the Future Is Now" Strat-O-Matic football game. The next move is to leverage the future to get as many high round draft picks in next year's draft as possible ... to ensure that the Haynesworth deal does not become a complete debacle and disaster.

Because they can't leverage more salary cap space.

So, the next move is to trade everything to get more picks than the Eagles (10) in this year's draft.

The return of Snidely, spend first think and regret later.

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

"PLEASE make JLC read the chat from Wilbon yesterday where he talks about the difference between a columnist (like wilbon who is paid to opine) and a reporter/beat reporter who is paid to report on the team without agenda or bias.
I know JLC is most likely too cool to listen to advice from a nothing like Wilbon who helped create the desk he sits at...the Post is not the problem, they have an amazing history of top notch sports reporters, this dope who lacks the even handed journalistic integrity to file a single simple report without slipping his personal agenda and feelings about the team needs to go.

Posted by: JLR75 | March 10, 2009 1:34 PM"

I can deal with a beat reporter having a bias as long as it supports the team. When you have a reporter that likes the Baltimore Ravens more than the team he is covering it makes you wonder.

Also how effective can you be if Vinny Cerrato thinks you are a joke and does not give you any information?

Posted by: footy_29 | March 10, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Question: Why was ARE's contract re-structured instead of moving him? Is his contract that messed up? If the Eagles can get a 4th rounder for Greg Lewis, you would think ARE would get that or better.

Bottom line, I would like to see more trading of players for draft picks, rather than draft picks for players.

Posted by: GreenTerror23 | March 10, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

te, the greater point was that he was traded for a 2nd round pick, of which the skins do not currently possess.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 1:31 PM

That is easily overcome, but the cap limits are insurmountable.

A few years ago the Skins wanted to sign a restricted free agent and needed a fifth rounder to compensate the other team. They didn't have one. So, they traded their fourth for a fifth and a sixth, kept the sixth and passed on the fifth.

With the Pats, they would gladly take the 'Skins first and give them a low second plus the two players.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 10, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm with you mhartz1. Cushing is the LB to take, if we do take a LB at 13.

Cody Brown is another option, say we take an OT in round one, that should be available in round 3.

I don't know if M Washington will be healthy enough to compete with the starters, if he re-signs.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

LaVar Arrington for 3rd down pass-rushing DE situations!

Posted by: TDawg1 | March 10, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

us filling those needs in the draft is irrelevant because stupid cerrato has stated many times that he/the skins draft highest available, not based on team need. Our drafts will SUCK as long as vinnie is here.

Posted by: Islord | March 10, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

"Well, if they released Jason Campbell before the 2 million dollar escalator took effect, we would be in much better shape!

It is unbelievable that we would keep that loser of a quarterback, and not sign Canty!

Now the Giants have Canty, and we are stuck with a non TD throwing, unintelligent, loser of a quarterback that has the inability to field general the offense and fears throwing INTs over taking chances down field!"

Nice to know that Jason Campbell (or any NFL QB for that matter) can and should be able to take chances downfield WHEN HIS @-- IS ON THE GROUND BECAUSE HE DOES NOT HAVE THE PROPER PROTECTION TO THROW!!!! CANNOT GO DOWNFIELD WITH THAT!!!! WE NEED LINEMAN!

Posted by: ejharrisjr40 | March 10, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Sorry thing is Marcus Washington would hands down be the starting SLB again if signed. Outside of Fletcher this crew is weak.

sports_guru one time tried to rationalize that it was Campbell's fault when Pete Kendall fumbled against STL resulting in a TD return. Some nonsense that JC is not a good leader or he would have prevented it. Some people are so persistently stupid that they are clueless as to how stupid they actually are.

Posted by: Posse81_83_84 | March 10, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Green Terror i agree with you on ARE, I think we could have gotten a 4th rounder or at least a 5th, but the problem I think is that his contract was ridiculous and no one wanted to pay that...but it makes you wonder, how other teams are making moves like this and we never do...I just dont think Vinny looks at everything from a higher perspective, he much like Dan look for right now.

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

"Well, if they released Jason Campbell before the 2 million dollar escalator took effect, we would be in much better shape!"

-- silly "Sports_Guru"


See NFC Conference champ, superbowl runner up: Kilmer, Billy.

See NFC Conference runner up: Schroder, Jay.

See Superbowl Champ and runner up:
Theismann, Joey.

See Superbowl Champ: Rypien, Mark.

I think Campbell may be better athletically than all of the above.

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with C. June or Keihato from the Colts, I would take a shot on Brooks from Tampa before I would resign M. Washington.

..........

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 12:58 PM |

June is too small and only has played in a Tamp-2 during his carrer.

Shout outs to the outsider for recognizing football knowledge....

No to Orakpo.

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Well and lets face it the Ravens have gone to the Playoffs with average QBs, Ravens won it with Dilfer, Seahawks got playoff bound with Hasselback, it can be done with average QBs or better... Cant get there without the OL, more importantly we cant get anywhere with better overall depth across the board!

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Is June smaller than HB Blades? What about Keihato whatever from the Colts, Crowell or Burnett.

Hell is Engelberger cut from Broncos bettter than Wynn and Daniels, who knows...

We need LBs bad, just as bad as DE and OL

More than anything we need a better BEAT Reporter.

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I was unaware that it was legal to carry a AK-47 in your car.

Posted by: Flounder21


An AK-47...?

Isn't that what got T.I. in trouble...?

"I like my top down low...with a choppa in the back..."?

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 10, 2009 1:32 PM

Welcome to Tennesse people. The federal law banning automatic assault weapons was repealed by the Republican Congress a few years ago. Which means the states get to decide.

Moe - Georgia still has them banned. He was a felon anyway though, so you can NEVER have a weapon, legally.

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Cato June - 6'0", 227 lbs.

That's small

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Really, how many holes can we fill with our cap space? We need $$$ to sign whatever draft picks we get. Defence will be fine, we need Oline depth BAAADDD!

Posted by: FedorEm | March 10, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I too dont think Orakpo will be around, but if he is why not interested in him 4th Floor?

I dont like him as much as I like picking up Cushing, but I am not sure why we would avoid him so much??

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

TDawg1

'...LaVar Arrington for 3rd down pass-rushing DE situations!'


We'll remove Martin Mayhew and add Lavar Arrington to the Redskins re-tread list.

Mr. Mayhew is too busy re-building the toothless lions to concern himself with being a 4th corner this season, although at 40-plus, he meets the team's stated desire of getting younger fast.

And given the interior line issues, we'll also add Cory Raymer to the list as well.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 10, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

HB Blades: Height: 5-10 Weight: 242 Sounds like a crap shoot to me and I think June has been a better performer, but I will have to look into it.

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

mhartz, if given the choice, you'd take cushing over Orakpo? Really??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Wally Klien - T, and Brian Davis - CB can accomplish both OT, and CB Depth, if we're interested.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Whats up with this Rey Malunuga or whatever his name is dude from USC? I have seen a few mock drafts with us selcting him.

Posted by: FedorEm | March 10, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

HB Blades is 250lbs.
L. Fletcher is 245lbs.
McIntosh is 232lbs.
K. Campbell is 232lbs.* Has not re-signed.
Fincher is 238lbs.
Sinclair is 245lbs.
Tyson Smith is 250lbs.

If given the choice between Cushing (243lbs)& Orakpo(255lbs), I'd go with Orakpo and line him up as SAM LB.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

This would be a good move for the skins if...
1) the price is low (close to minimum with some incentives)
2) there is a no dancing clause

Posted by: HokiePaul | March 10, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Nicely done Vinny! Sacrafice the potential to aquire multiple free agents needed to fill multiple holes on a team, by instead signing only TWO players to monster deals leaving no money to fill the rest of the holes.

GENIUS!!!

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | March 10, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

mhartz1,

They should realize the successful franchises always have an eye on the present AND the future. They need to learn to value draft picks.

Posted by: GreenTerror23 | March 10, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

FedorEm,
Malunuga is suppose to be the 'hardest hitter' in the draft. Then he ran like a 4.85 in the forty yd dash and that's when I said I'll pass.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

In linebackers, there is a difference btwn small and short. As London Fletcher said (I'm paraphrasing), "running backs want to rush through a wide hole, not a high one."

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

mhartz, if given the choice, you'd take cushing over Orakpo? Really??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 1:58 PM

I would too. Cushing is legit.

Orakpo just seems like the bust of the 1st round. Everyone has one.

Atlanta is looking to dump Jamaal Anderson (The DE if I didn't get his name right) who they just drafted high in the 1st round 2 years ago.........

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Right now, there are six LBs on the Skins roster ... I'm thinking there is only roster space for one more.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

mhartz

Someone posted the other day that releasing/trading ARE would cost the team $13 million.

Imagine the grin on his face when his agent told him this.

He probably saw the information high in the air, glanced at the twenty yards of open space before him, and fair caught the realization he wasn't get nothing but paid for being a redskin.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 10, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

So maybe Rey M would be a good LB against the run, maybe not covering Witten down the seam. I just know we need an infusion of youth. I hope we get an OT.

Posted by: FedorEm | March 10, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

mhartz, if given the choice, you'd take cushing over Orakpo? Really??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 1:58 PM

I would too. Cushing is legit.

Orakpo just seems like the bust of the 1st round. Everyone has one.

Atlanta is looking to dump Jamaal Anderson (The DE if I didn't get his name right) who they just drafted high in the 1st round 2 years ago.........

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 2:04 PM

I would have to disagree.

The bust of the first round: Michael Johnson

Posted by: footy_29 | March 10, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

"Nicely done Vinny! Sacrafice the potential to aquire multiple free agents needed to fill multiple holes on a team, by instead signing only TWO players to monster deals leaving no money to fill the rest of the holes."

I 100% agree. Except he didn't sign 2 players. He signed 11, including 3 projected starters, by far the most among the NFC East (somebody posted the player tracker yesterday). And he also is pursuing other FAs to fill other holes.

So nevermind, I don't agree with you.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

I want to retract my Orakpo endorsement and say that I would select Cushing over Orakpo.

I think Orakpo might turn out like last years work out warrior, V Gholston. None of us would like that. But Vinncy C doesn't discriminate his big board. Orakpo will have a higher value, meaning that if Orakpo's available, Vinny will take him.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope the Lions don't listen to Mayock. From PFT.

MAYOCK’S ADVICE TO LIONS: PASS ON STAFFORD
Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 10, 2009, 1:55 p.m.

If the Detroit Lions are planning on drafting University of Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford with the top overall pick, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock offered a strong piece of advice: Don’t do it.

In an interview with WJR Radio in Michigan, per Tom Kowalski of MLive.com, Mayock referenced past NFL quarterback failures like Ryan Leaf and Heath Shuler without predicting that Stafford will necessarily follow in their stumbling footsteps.

Regarding Stafford, Mayock opined: ”There are some things that bother me. If I was the Lions, I’d take [Aaron] Curry or one of those left tackles [Jason Smith or Eugene Monroe]. If you have doubts about the kid, in my opinion, you have to pass. I told everybody last year that Matt Ryan was the guy. I have questions about the guy this year.”

Although Mayock praised Stafford’s arm strength and athleticism, he added that if the Lions get it wrong at quarterback with the No. 1 pick, “They won’t recover for five years.”

In his final word on Stafford, Mayock said, “Sometimes he looked like Superman and sometimes he looked average … I say ‘Why?’”

Ouch.

Meanwhile, Mayock is a big advocate of Curry, the Wake Forest linebacker who won the Dick Butkus award as the nation’s top linebacker.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I say get the offensive lineman with the first round pick (after first trying to trade it down), then the linebacker with the third round pick ... maybe Clay Matthews, Jr. stays around till then?

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I want to retract my Orakpo endorsement and say that I would select Cushing over Orakpo.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:12 PM

Don't worry ... I don't think people are keeping track ...

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I agree, we can find LB's in the later rounds. We need a bookend OT for years to come. Youth and size is what we need. Samuels is getting up there. We should use our 1st round next year and get a OLT, then we would have 2 young dudes for some years.

Posted by: FedorEm | March 10, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Anyline man except Oher (yeah I am as adamant against him as I am Orakpo).

No to Oher (too)

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to see Washington back at the right price. At that point it would be essentially a straight swap of Hall for Springs and Haynesworth for Taylor and Evans from the defense that started 6-2 last season, not including whatever other additions that will assuredly arise. Count me as in favor of that.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse
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I agree ... the issue was cap room. Marcus Washington is the best LB free agent out there and better than anyone we can get in the draft.
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I restate my case and think we will pick up a LB in the draft, Cushing is my pick...pretty good speed and a hard hitter, can rush the outside but can also cover quick TE, decent height too or at least that is who I would pick.
Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse
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If you thought Marcus Washington had injury problems, take a deeper look at Cushing!
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I was unaware that it was legal to carry a AK-47 in your car.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 10, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse
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Flounder21, obviously, you have never been to Tennessee.
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Now that Jacksonville has signed Tra Thomas, my mock draft looks this way:

1. Detroit ... Matthew Stafford QB
2. St.L. ... Eugene Monroe OT
3. K.C. ... Aaron Curry LB
4. Seattle ... Michael Crabtree WR
5. Cleve ... Andre Smith OT
6. Cinci ... Jason Smith OT
7. Oakland ... Jeremy Maclin WR
8. Jacksonville Everette Brown or Brian Orakpo DEs
9. G.B. ... BJ Raj DT
10. S.F. ... Beanie Wells RB
11. Buffalo Brandon Pettigrew TE
12. Denver ... Rey Maualuga LB

drumroll please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13. Wash ... Oher OT or Orakpo DE

Subject to change to accomodate latest free agent signings. Does not take into account teams trading up/down to target specific players (Philly, for one).

Posted by: rb-freedom-for-all | March 10, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

its funny about Jamaal Anderson cuz thats one of the players that the skins were rumored to be considering instead of dirty thirty back in 2007, would have sucked soooo bad to have a bust D End, like Jason taylor situation but worse.


marcus's hip just isnt right, they probably shouldn't sign him for any figure.

Posted by: drewkinnear | March 10, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Anyone interested in T Holt for a year or two? Looks like he is going to be relased soon.

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | March 10, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

drumroll please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13. Wash ... Oher OT or Orakpo DE

Subject to change to accomodate latest free agent signings. Does not take into account teams trading up/down to target specific players (Philly, for one).

Posted by: rb-freedom-for-all

Nope, the skins will take a Wide Receiver! This is the new era of the Detroit Lions!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 10, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Sween,
Clay Matthews will probably be gone before round three. Scout.com has him the 3rd best OLB in the draft.

I know of a LB that'll be around in round three: Cody Brown

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

holt will go to the ravens, they should give devin and kelly one more year anyway

Posted by: drewkinnear | March 10, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

"I 100% agree. Except he didn't sign 2 players. He signed 11, including 3 projected starters, by far the most among the NFC East (somebody posted the player tracker yesterday). And he also is pursuing other FAs to fill other holes.

So nevermind, I don't agree with you.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2009"

You think so eh?

I guess you missed my post where I showed that the Eagles have TEN picks in the upcoming draft. FIVE on the FIRST DAY. TWO in the first round.

The Giants after making some very careful choices in the FA market HAVE NINE PICKS, FIVE on the FIRST DAY, and ONE first rounder.

WHO DO YOU really think will end up better at the end up of the day? Who will fill in their gaps, improve and make the playoffs?

And who will wither and lose ground and look like chumps.

Why do you think the Eagles were waiting? Why they let Tra Thomas go. They've been watching the Patriots and Ravens have you?

The Eagles and Giants will improve and move on.

The Cowboys will stay the same.

With only 4 picks and a plethora of critical holes to fill, the Redskins will wither and lose ground. Unless the leverage the future to pay for picks in this year's draft.

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

holt will go to the ravens, they should give devin and kelly one more year anyway

Posted by: drewkinnear | March 10, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse


DOn't you think learing from Holt for a year would make Thomas and KElly that much better?

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | March 10, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

13. Wash ... Oher OT or Orakpo SLB

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Matthews is projected as a low 1st or early 2nd round pick...

He'd be a good target is the Skins trade down.

Posted by: siris | March 10, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Here we go again. Some say that Jason Cambell is the reason why we struggled and some say it was the poor O-line. This year will expose what it was. If Cambell plays well, and the O-line does what it did in the first half of last season then I don't want to hear about either one again. Truth of the matter is this. When Brunell was struggling we begged and cried for Cambell. Now you guys are begging for Colt Brennen. Are you serious. If our head coach, who used to be an NFL quarterback by the way says that Colt Brennan is not ready then he is not ready. How about this scenerio. We sit back and watch Jason Cambell in his second year under Jim Zorn shine. Cambell will be fine. I don't hear nobody crying about how we always change our Offensive Cord. every 2 years. Now the talk is if Jim Zorn doesn't have a better season than last he's gone. Then guess what! Back to the drawing board. A new coach and another different playbook for our quarterback to learn. Let's stick with our head coach and let him run this West Coast system for years to come and watch how Cambell rise to the occasion and make this team a powerhouse again. Make no mistake about this people, this team is not a rebuilding team. We are right at the door steps and we don't need to take another step back. As far as Marcus Washington we should not look back on him. He will get replaced either through the draft or either through FA. As this team moves forward we will have to start bringing in young hungry talent to learn from these veterans. I see brighter days for our team. We just have to realize that we can't buy a championship and believe in the talent that we have.

Posted by: louloudekdek1 | March 10, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

People were all about bringing TO in, but Tory Holt gets the shunned? 'Common sense is not so common?'

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I want to retract my Orakpo endorsement and say that I would select Cushing over Orakpo.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:12 PM

Don't worry ... I don't think people are keeping track ...

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2009 2:16 PM

Maybe yes and maybe no. I'm thinking that Vinnie has a few guys on his staff, called scouts or talent evaluators, who are tallying this up. How else does he come up with his "best player available"?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | March 10, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

The truth is, since Vinny is "the Menktronic" (thats my cool new phrase for "the Man", feel free to use it), and he has stated that he drafts based on best player available, and not by need. Therefore, if the best player avaialable is a WR, than that is what Vinny will draft.

There is not much anyone can do about that, since Vinny is the Menktronic.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 10, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

If we don't build through the draft and pick wisely in FA ville we will always be 7-9, 8-8, or even worse. It doesn't seem like rocket science to me. Why is it so hard for our FO to do what countless other teams do? It's so aggrivating so see all that money go to 2 guys instead of filling gaping holes that will be worse next year.

Posted by: FedorEm | March 10, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Unless we sign a big receiver (ala TO) or one of the young guys step up big time - our passing game will resemble this past seasons passing game. We went downfield in the first 8 games, did not go downfield, or even midfield in the last 8 games. Teams knew our 5 yard timing routes. We could only go 5 yards because of O-line injuries. Portis could not run on teams because no one feared us going long, they brought everybody up in the box (which was perfect for playing our five yard routes). Jammed our small receivers (that is why we need a big TO type guy), crowd the line of scrimmage, while we would run on first, run on second and then throw on third down on every series which played into defenses hands. The play calling was so predictable my 82 year old grandmother was calling out the plays. But, let's blame JC. Only people who know very little about football blame the QB for all that is wrong with a team. He is a middle tier QB, but so is the majority of the starting NFL QBs. A sports guru you are not!!

Posted by: SPUD2 | March 10, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

peri, go follow those teams then, you seem to be a big fan of them both.

rb-free, good effort, but no way pettigrew goes that high in the first, no way A. Smith goes before J. Smith. I can't see that happening.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 10, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

13. Wash ... Oher OT or Orakpo SLB

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 2:25 PM |

I would be in deep D'Oh! if that were to happen..........

No to Orakpo
No to Oher

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

matthewvickers

The anti-Stafford post was massively inneresting.

Mayock is the draft king in my mind.

Stafford may have reasoned that had he waited another year at UGA, he'd come out and S Bradford, T Tebow, and C McCoy, would be rated ahead of him.

So he, like Sanchez, comes out a year early to take advantage of some front office's silliness to get the bucks that come with being the 1st qb taken when they both could've used another year of college.

Can't say I blame them, though.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 10, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

I would have to disagree.

The bust of the first round: Michael Johnson

Posted by: footy_29 | March 10, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse


This probably means we'll trade down a few spots and draft him.

"Yay capitalism"

Posted by: TDawg1 | March 10, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

"I guess you missed my post where I showed that the Eagles have TEN picks in the upcoming draft. FIVE on the FIRST DAY. TWO in the first round."

What possibly makes you believe that has any bearing whatsoever on the fact that, despite Albert Haynesworth's monster contract, Snyder and Cerrato have signed 11 players to contracts for the Redskins?

Apples and oranges. And for the gagillionth time, signing Albert Haynesworth has zero bearing on the Redskins' ability to build through the draft. None whatsoever. If they sign Haynesworth, they have 4 draft picks. If they didn't sign Haynesworth, guess what? They'd have 4 draft picks. This isn't complicated.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Eagles now have 12 picks btw because of the Lito Sheppherd and Greg Lewis trades. Draft is a crap shoot. Look what we got out of 9 picks last year. Probably a combined 20 catches if that out of 3 guys and a solid year from Horton. A cut punter, a bench warming fatty, a midget corner and some safety depth. The Eagles miss plenty in the draft. I am more worried about the Giants. They seem to know what they are doing.

Posted by: Posse81_83_84 | March 10, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Right, PSP, but since they have signed Hanyesworth, they more than likely will pass on a DT, in FA & the draft, all together. So that's 4 picks, none of which are a DT.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

louloudekdek1

You and all of the other Campbell supporters are just slow to seeing things as they are. "Average" is the biggest and best compliment that JC will ever receive. He just doesn't have "it". Yes Rypien had a great team around him, but he could hit receivers in stride. Campbell can't... it's been 5 years, face facts.

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | March 10, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

'...if the Lions get it wrong at quarterback with the No. 1 pick, “They won’t recover for five years.”' -- PFTs Maycock


"Recover" being a relative term?

Posted by: 4-12 | March 10, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Where we screwed up was wasting picks on JTaylor, PKendall, etc. I hope DSnyder and VCerrato learned not to trade youth and future for crusty band aids to patch our team up. Here a novel idea:: LETS KEEP OUR F_ING DRAFT PICKS FROM NOW ON.

Posted by: FedorEm | March 10, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"louloudekdek1

You and all of the other Campbell supporters are just slow to seeing things as they are. "Average" is the biggest and best compliment that JC will ever receive. He just doesn't have "it". Yes Rypien had a great team around him, but he could hit receivers in stride. Campbell can't... it's been 5 years, face facts.
Posted by: SkinzNWiz | March 10, 2009 2:42 PM"

And where are the facts that support this post? I've seen Campbell hit receivers in stride.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

One of the main reasons for pulling for Cushing is that he is a smart player and seems to follow his assignments well. Blache will like him and he will do well...I think Orakpo has injury problems, but it seems like all players these days have injury problems, but he is also head strong and ego maniac, not sure Blache responds to players like that well...strictly my opinion.

But we know coaches do lose out to Vincenzo and Danny a lot...so we will see.

I dont want Oher, looks like another robert Gallery. On the Oline only like Monroe and Smith, other than those I would wait til 3rd round.

Or vice versa, get the Oline in the first round and go with Cody or someone like him in the 3rd...I have a feeling that Vincenzo will draft a RB in the 3rd round.

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 10, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

When you look at the Skins roster the past couple of years, you will notice that, after 21 passed, there are NO GAME CHANGERS anywhere!! Perhaps Moss for 3-4 games a year before his hammy "Tweaks" and then he's 74% for the rest of the year. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of pretty good guys who play hard and try to win.

Haynesworth can be a game changer. D Hall can be a game changer. Carlos could have been a game changer, but he can't catch a cold in the rain.

Stop ragging an signing Haynesworth and Hall and look to the future. Pick up a stud or two in the draft this year. Go to the playoffs. Get more studs next draft, win the division and try for the Superbowl. It's just not going to get done in one year so chill a little bit.

Signing Canty and and using the rest of the money to "fill holes" will result in more 9-7 seasons and the occasional flirtation with the playoffs.

Defense wins championships. Game changers crank it up when the game is on the line and make the big play. Who has been our consistent go to guy in the past 2 years when it's time for "The Big Play"?

I can't think of anyone either...

Give it a chance.

Posted by: edvar | March 10, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

peri

'....they are going to have to trade picks from 2010 and 2011 to get picks this year...'

I said it before and I'll say it again: given the way the FO operates, this seems more likely than unlikely. No matter what we think.

I wonder what a pick and a player (Davis or Rogers) would get on draft day.

And if the stars and the planets all align, and the FO gets a 2nd and 3rd for the move, that's 4 picks in the top three rounds.

And it's not trading the future to win now as unlike in the past, the team isn't trading to acquire some other team's over rated vet. It's collecting four high round guys who'll satisy needs right away.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 10, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

"I 100% agree. Except he didn't sign 2 players. He signed 11, including 3 projected starters, by far the most among the NFC East (somebody posted the player tracker yesterday). And he also is pursuing other FAs to fill other holes.

So nevermind, I don't agree with you.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2009"

I agree 100%, except those other 9 players didn't break the bank like Haynes and Hall did. And he is also pursuing other FAs to fill other holes? You mean like Wynn, and MWash. Yes, great pickups those would be!

So nevermind, you took everything I said out of context and didn't get the meaning of my post.

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | March 10, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

If Campbell would tuck it in and run when no one is open and stop taking a sack, fumbling and looking like a new born deer as he flops around, we would be a lot better off. He started doing that more later in the year. I think Campbell throws for 19td 11 int this year. With 5 RTDS. At least I hope so.

Posted by: FedorEm | March 10, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

"It's collecting four high round guys who'll satisy needs right away."

I thought Vinny said he doesn't draft by need.

Posted by: GreenTerror23 | March 10, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

It's funny that the front office and coaching staff are at the head of the line of the "Campbell supporters (who) are just slow to seeing [sic] things as they are."

By which I mean, the dude is our QB for this season, love him or not-love him, so we might as well just agree to disagree and deal with it, such as.

Sure, I wish he had played better thus far in his brief career. I especially wish he and the line and everyone else on the team had played better in the second half of last season. But they didn't. Ah, well.

I love the dude and steadfastly believe he'll do fine this fall. I do hope he gets 16+ games behind a solid O line this season... a line that gives him that critical extra second before the pocket collapses on him. And I hope he has a bunch of speedy healthy receivers who run their routes and get open and catch balls. And I hope the running game clicks more often than not... not just Portis but whoever else shares the load. And so forth.

Filled with hope I remain.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 10, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

If the Skins do manage to trade down, I've got the name to look out for... Clint Sintim, SAM LB, UVA.

He is basically everything M. Washington was when he was young. He is great on the blitz, runs well sideline-to-sideline, good zone pass coverage instincts, and a nose for the football.

He is one of those players that looks great on tape and does not seem as impressive running around in shorts and a t-shirt. He could fall, come draft day.

Posted by: SportzWiz | March 10, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Maybe you guys have covered this, but why in the heck is the owner of the Cowboys talking to a former-'Boys,now-Bills receiver the photo featured on the WaPo's Redskins Page? Further, why has this picture been up for almost a week now? I know there are bound to be some hiccups transitioning from being a lower quality version of The Old Gray Lady to becoming internet savvy and viable, but this is not the way to do it. Nor to show 'Skins fans that, despite having hired the worst local staff to cover the team, you do indeed intend to provide a bare minimum of what could be considered relevant coverage.

Posted by: DickCheneysDutchOvenCookies | March 10, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

"except those other 9 players didn't break the bank like Haynes and Hall did"

Ahh, I get it. If they can't all break the bank, might as well not sign any that might. Is this the logic we're using here?

"You mean like Wynn, and MWash. Yes, great pickups those would be!"

Precisely. They would be great pickups. Instead of signing career role-player Chris Canty to a $42 million, all-pro contract, we would sign career role-players Renaldo Wynn or Phillip Daniels to a veteran minimum role-player contracts. Sprinkle in a little MWash, former starting SLB for the #4 ranked defense in the league (who did he play for again?), and you've got yourself a brilliant combination of pickups.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I have made it to the top of the waiting list for the 3rd time im 4 years.

Sweeet....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Well here is how I see it.......It seems anything is possible these days in the NFL with Arizona and Philly in the NFC Champ game. A philly team that lost to CIN as did we, Lost to us 10-3 and then blew out the Cowgirls to reach the playoffs, and drew Minnesota gained some confidence and beat NYG. If you catch fire at the right time, you can go far. We can be that team next year. AH might tear it up and get us an extra 5-6 game changing turn overs we need to turn the corner.

Posted by: FedorEm | March 10, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

"If they sign Haynesworth, they have 4 draft picks. If they didn't sign Haynesworth, guess what? They'd have 4 draft picks. This isn't complicated.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2009"

This is unfortunate but true. But in order to get a Haynesworth they had to release some guys, restructure some contracts and hold off on resigning some young talent to long-term contracts instead of "tendering" them. These are all draft picks not free agents. The same will be true with the future draft picks.

As soon as they let Springs go they knew he was gone ... the others (released much earlier on) they knew they may have a chance at getting back.

I guess we need let the drama unfold.

And as far as "rooting" for the other teams. I'm not going to change but like everyone else here I am going to be blind to the strategies other teams may employ against the Redskins both on and off season.

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

... and when is JLC and Reid planning to report that the skins have re-signed LBer Alfred Fincher?

Posted by: X--E | March 10, 2009 12:32 PM

When its time to report who actually got signed -- special teamer Alfred Fincher.

The guy I want to know about is Matt Sinclair.

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse
Sinclair is on the roster. He is rehabbing a knee injury. I was really impressed last preseason with him. I think he could be our long-term replacement for LFletch. And I'm happy we have resigned Fincher.

I would like to hear some reporting on how Sinclair's knee has responded.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 10, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Wash Times reports...

"The Redskins have re-signed linebacker Alfred Fincher, who will return for his second year with the team."

Posted by: forever21 | March 10, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Brian Cushing is doing a live chat on NFL.com at 4PM ET.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

'...if the Lions get it wrong at quarterback with the No. 1 pick, “They won’t recover for five years.”' -- PFTs Maycock


Not sure I agree with this concept. I think this is a weird situation where taking a QB #1 won't cost the Lions any more than drafing a non-QB #1. Stafford knows he could fall a long way down the draft board if he doesn't go #1. Since the top pick can negotiate a contract ahead of time, Stafford really has no leverage. Either he accepts what the Lions want to pay him, or he falls potentially into the middle of the first round.

Some of the non-QBs that the lions could take, however, and are less likely accept a deal just to go #1.

Assuming drafting a QB #1 doesn't cost them more than drafting a non-QB #1, then I think any bust (QB or not) will set them back just as much.

Posted by: HokiePaul | March 10, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

"Ahh, I get it. If they can't all break the bank, might as well not sign any that might. Is this the logic we're using here?"

No, no, no. Thats not the problem. I don't have a problem with breaking the bank. Its breaking the bank on only TWO players. We need more than just two players, and the Hanyes and Hall contracts limit them from filling more holes with more than just old, injured, vet. minimum players.

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | March 10, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

"AH might tear it up and get us an extra 5-6 game changing turn overs we need to turn the corner.

Posted by: FedorEm | March 10, 2009"

But you are missing 2 starting DE's (Daniels and Evans), you are missing a starting linebacker (Washington). Your other starting linebacker has somewhat severe injury problems (Orakpo may be another McIntosh). You are down to what amounts to 3 middle linebackers in Fletcher, HB Blades, and Matt Sinclair.

You no longer have a nickel corner. Smoot does not fit the bill, he couldn't cover his mother one-on-one.

Your aging/injured offensive line has turned another year older. Its a sinking ship that is has lost its capacity to bail water. Except for Dockery they have some serious issues there.

Your featured running back may be the same as your offensive line.

You have no primary receivers other than Santana Moss and Chris Cooley.

You don't have a field goal kicker. You don't have a punter. You don't have a punt returner.

Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Well then why should I even watch them next year peri? I agree things are not ideal, but I gotta have some hope.

Posted by: FedorEm | March 10, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

This is to all the JC bashers and low football IQers! JC is a good QB but he has been victimized by predictable and conservative play calling for the last 4 years yes including JZs' play calling. The Skins has the worst offensive schemes in the NFL which breaks down like this; blocking blitzes horrible (Defs get a free shot on JC 1 of 3 drop backs), 90% of Recs routes are within 10 yds of LOS (where LBs hang out), run on 1st downs 80% of which leads to facing pass Defs on sec and third down and lastly the O Coordinator is incapable of changing/adjusting his game plan especially after halftime. Following the Skin we have all seen JC play well when allowed to throw the ball when Ds are off balance. It's unfair to fault him for the lack of TDs because the coaching staff hinders the O continously with the Dumb*$$ Heavy package in the Red Zone (sweep left 1st and 2nd down, short pass on 3rd kick). We saw this garbage for 5 yrs including with Brunell. Open the O up and I assure you JC is a top 10 qb. If he leaves all JC haters will be sorry and you'll fault Danny because he'll be a star no matter where he goes. Trust me!

Posted by: JayMoney1 | March 10, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Well, if they released Jason Campbell before the 2 million dollar escalator took effect, we would be in much better shape!

It is unbelievable that we would keep that loser of a quarterback, and not sign Canty!

Now the Giants have Canty, and we are stuck with a non TD throwing, unintelligent, loser of a quarterback that has the inability to field general the offense and fears throwing INTs over taking chances down field!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 10, 2009 12:27 PM


Morons like yourself should be kept from procreating. If you think that QB is the redskins problem area, then you should probably stick to following a less complicated game - like ping-pong.

Posted by: whughes1 | March 10, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

hey "sports guru" here is what an intelligent person sounds like:

This is to all the JC bashers and low football IQers! JC is a good QB but he has been victimized by predictable and conservative play calling for the last 4 years yes including JZs' play calling. The Skins has the worst offensive schemes in the NFL which breaks down like this; blocking blitzes horrible (Defs get a free shot on JC 1 of 3 drop backs), 90% of Recs routes are within 10 yds of LOS (where LBs hang out), run on 1st downs 80% of which leads to facing pass Defs on sec and third down and lastly the O Coordinator is incapable of changing/adjusting his game plan especially after halftime. Following the Skin we have all seen JC play well when allowed to throw the ball when Ds are off balance. It's unfair to fault him for the lack of TDs because the coaching staff hinders the O continously with the Dumb*$$ Heavy package in the Red Zone (sweep left 1st and 2nd down, short pass on 3rd kick). We saw this garbage for 5 yrs including with Brunell. Open the O up and I assure you JC is a top 10 qb. If he leaves all JC haters will be sorry and you'll fault Danny because he'll be a star no matter where he goes. Trust me!

Posted by: JayMoney1 | March 10, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: whughes1 | March 10, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I am always an optimistic Redskin fan. I try to envision things going well. I must now weigh in on the Campbell discussion.

I have wanted to believe in him and have defended him from the start. You know all the stale arguments : too many different offensive systems, too many different coaches, not enough playmakers, offensive line breakdowns. I agree that these have contributed to a stagnant offense, but it does not explain all of Campbell's difficulties.

I have come to the conclusion that he is just NOT an elite talent at the QB position. He does take too long to find the right read. His arm motion is too slow to develop. He does not have good touch on the long ball.

For the life of me I can't understand how the man cannot slide to the ground! A 5 year old can be taught that. The honest evaluation is that Jason is not an elite athlete. Montana, Elway, Young were great athletes before they were QB's.

Jason will always be limited in his ability to carry a team. He does not take an average team and make it a good to great team. I must now advocate a change at the QB position and this saddens me because for a long time I thought the Redskins had the answer finally. What you see is what you will get from Campbell. I hope I am wrong and will admit I am wrong if circumstances change.

Posted by: gallrick | March 10, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

With no O line there is no QB that is good. Give JC a break. If JC and the receivers don't do it this year, then time to change the offense

Posted by: DCLASKINS26 | March 10, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

The Campbell debate is pointless.

The Skins are not going to do anything about it this year. There are no "hot" QB's on the draft board - just prospects. If we can Campbell, we will take a big step backwards. Collins is NOT a west coats guy and all you dreamers that think Colt is ready need to wake up. Signing one of the affordable journeymen QB's is no alternative.

Next year is up or out for Soup. Like it or not.

Posted by: edvar | March 10, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Sorry. Hit "submit" too fast. Meant to add:

We are better off building our lines - especially O line. Let's get that done and see where we are.

Posted by: edvar | March 10, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

The Redskin oline was not the complete disaster that everyone wants to portray. Campbell cannot elevate a team..period.

So, we have to have a wall of security for him to succeed? He does not make good or quick decisions. I do understand though that the Redskins are limited in what they can do at that position right now.

Posted by: gallrick | March 10, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

How many of you Cushing supporters have actually seen him play? Ohio State's Freeman or UVA's Sintim are much better. I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, Im wondering how much of these rants are based on actual opinions or are people simply repeating what Kiper and McShay are saying.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 10, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

"The Redskin oline was not the complete disaster that everyone wants to portray. "

Kidding, right?

Were you even watching last year?

Yes, Campbell needs to up his game, but please. O-line was EXACTLY the disaster everyone but you is portraying it to be. Every position had major let-downs.

Improving the line improves Campbell. If Soup does not break through next year, then yes, he goes.

Posted by: edvar | March 10, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

M.Washington needs to get healthy. Jason Witten burning him on a seam route, in week 4, for a touchdown keeps replaying through my head.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 10, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Wrong. Chris Horton blew his coverage on that play, no matter what Troy Aikman said about Washington during that telecast.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 10, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Well, if they released Jason Campbell before the 2 million dollar escalator took effect, we would be in much better shape!

It is unbelievable that we would keep that loser of a quarterback, and not sign Canty!

Now the Giants have Canty, and we are stuck with a non TD throwing, unintelligent, loser of a quarterback that has the inability to field general the offense and fears throwing INTs over taking chances down field!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | March 10, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Are people on this blog really this retarded nowadays? I remember the days when these kinds of comments would be ridiculed by others on this blog. Glad Redskins Insider is no longer on my radar, seems I'm not missing much.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 10, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Not to beat a dead horse but for all of the JC haters a QB can't develop if he is learning a new offense every year. That should be self explanatory. I really doubt that Eli, Romo, insert name here, would be as good if they were learning a new offense every year. Let's face it, Saunders' offense was drastically different than Gibbs and Zorn's is drastically different than Saunders'. Also a offensive line that could pass protect for longer than 2 seconds would probably help as well.

Posted by: renhoekk2 | March 10, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I would love to see Colt Brennen given a chance to beat out JC.
Competition can be a healthy thing.
I love a gunslinger. Someone not afraid to throw the deep one. JC always looks like he is afraid to take a chance and let his receivers make plays.He always seems to hold the ball to long,and seems to look confused at times.
I, like most all of us, just want a QB to be excited about.
I just don't feel it with JC.
I always feel about as scared as JC looks when he's in the pocket.

Posted by: rcjordan44 | March 10, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

If I called Sports Guru a tall midget will I be accused of abuse?

What a misnomer!

Posted by: samiismoni14 | March 10, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

At this stage, Marcus Washington couldn't rush an open door. I like him, but he hasn't done squat in two years. We need someone at LB that can run faster than my little sister.

Posted by: all_star_0013 | March 10, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

This is unfortunate but true. But in order to get a Haynesworth they had to release some guys, restructure some contracts and hold off on resigning some young talent to long-term contracts instead of "tendering" them. These are all draft picks not free agents. The same will be true with the future draft picks.
Posted by: periculum | March 10, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand that statement, periculum. AH is using $7 mill of cap space this year. Cutting Springs saved us $8 mill in cap space. SS played in only 9 games last year.

Who is the "young talent" that wasn't tendered? Golsten & Monty were tendered. Who did we lose? DEvans will be 30, not young, was behind Daniels, Golsten & Monty in the depth chart until Daniels was injured.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 10, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Orlando Pace?

Any place for him on the line?

Posted by: hollabolla | March 10, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Too bad Kelly Johnson on Comcast SportsNet reported that this is completely untrue and Marcus has not been contacted at all by the Redskins. With blogs and half assed fact checking these days who knows what to believe.

Posted by: RiggoisDrunk | March 11, 2009 12:53 AM | Report abuse

that's true periculium Golston & Monty aren't officially signed yet, good point. But, we can match any offer they get, which is GOOD.

A lot of the Free Agent decisions this season for ALL 32 TEAMS, are based on the CBA that is about to end. There is room for big money guys, but not 2nd tier players like DOCKERY with the Bills.

Next year could be CAP FREE, so we can resign Campbell and Rodgers... A lot of players were willing to renegotiate contracts to stay in D.C. and play for the REDSKINS!

LET"S GET FIRED UP AND WHOOP A#% !

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 11, 2009 1:57 AM | Report abuse

I would love to see Colt Brennen given a chance to beat out JC.
Competition can be a healthy thing.
I love a gunslinger. Someone not afraid to throw the deep one. JC always looks like he is afraid to take a chance and let his receivers make plays.He always seems to hold the ball to long,and seems to look confused at times.
I, like most all of us, just want a QB to be excited about.
I just don't feel it with JC.
I always feel about as scared as JC looks when he's in the pocket.

Posted by: rcjordan44 | March 10, 2009 6:21 PM


I agree! Listen you Colt doubters- I watched him play for years and you will have to wait to see after one year Colt will beat out JC because he is accurate, fast reads and delivers the ball while JC is still looking around!

Posted by: KurtShanaman | March 11, 2009 7:02 AM | Report abuse

We do not need Marcus Washington back. He was a good player for us but is now too old and broken down. We need to get younger if we want to compete with younger teams. It's not rocket science!

Posted by: joeboggs | March 11, 2009 7:24 AM | Report abuse

All you Jason Campbell haters kill me thats for sure... When the team where 6-2 and no INT's last year all of you were on his jock strap. But soon as they start losing you all want him to leave.. If the O-line had stepped up and other teams hadn't figured out Zorn offense we wouldn't be having this conversation.. The Skins need more help at WR also because Moss can't do it by himself once double teamed.... Campbell for now is the Skins best chance to win. My only thing with Campbell is I wish he would run more if nothing is open down field.. That would open the options up for him more because teams would be scared he would run..

Posted by: deckyc | March 11, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

COLT Brennan fans, I hope he develops and gets a chance to play somewhere someday.

But let's be real he needs to beat out TODD COLLINS before people start talking about beating out Campbell.

If he is SOOOO GREAT why is he 3rd string.....DUH!

CAMPBELL broke a redskin record last year for INT %...HELLO

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 11, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

if skins are hit with tampering. vinny has to go!!why wasn't he talking to agents?

Posted by: roscoe7 | March 11, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Canty is now a "role" player and the draft is a crapshoot....hmmm. The Giant's GM Jerry Reese doesn't think so and given the records of the Giants draft picks & FA signings over the last few years vs. the Redskins FA signings and repeated player contract restructuring, the choice is obvious. The 2008 NFC Champs signed three players who are likely to be starters on their defense. The guaranteed $$$$ was less than the helmet stomper, who hasn't played a full season since his rookie year, got. When you go out and spend BIG $$$ like that for Hall and the Helmet Stomper, you forgo the chance to sign quality FA's who can make an impact when injuries occur. Instead, the Skins are forced to look at retreads like Wynn to play a significant role in their D-Line while their rival Giants have Canty-Tuck(3rd rd draft choice)-Osi(2nd rd draft choice)-Robbins-Bernard-Cofield(4th rd draft choice)-Alford(3rd rd draft choice)-Kiwanuka(1st rd draft choice) to draw upon. With the exception of Robbins & Bernard, all are in their 20's.

Barring a trade, the Skins will have the opportunity to select a quality 1st rounder in 2010 ... probably a top 5 pick.

Posted by: nhinko | March 11, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

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