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Rock's Out; Everyone Else Probable; I'm Off To Comcast

Skins listed Cartwright as questionable, but he says he does not expect to play as his quad is still sore and he can not run or practice. Ladell Betts is prepared to handle kickoffs, he said.

Everyone else is probable, and Coach Joe, in full terse Friday mode, said he expects the rest of the bunch to be ready to go. Casey and Marcus and Carlos all said they are rocking and rolling and will face the Pats.

Okay, I'm outta here. Feel free to insult me with emails from 5-6 when I'm on Washington Post Live on Comcast, and by all means stay safe and dry this weekend.

Cheers.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 26, 2007; 1:30 PM ET
 
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First?

And hope your car feels better (as well as the fam)

Posted by: Rage | October 26, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

It's good to hear that the injuries would not be a factor for Casey, Marcus and Carlos. Before the start of the season, both Redskins fans and Eagles fans could legitimately complain about an early bye week, but both teams were injury ridden when the week came. In contrast, Cowboys have a favorable mid-season bye week. The only problem for Cowboys is that with the exception of a couple players they don't appear to be particularly banged up at the moment to benefit from the bye week.

Posted by: M | October 26, 2007 1:41 PM | Report abuse

No "Angry Joe Part II"?

Posted by: CC | October 26, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

dallas will be banged up after they get embarased and beat up on nov 18!

Posted by: nah | October 26, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I hope the skins aren't looking past the Pats to the Jets in Week 8!! ;)

Posted by: I hope | October 26, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I hope,
LMGO

Posted by: Stumped | October 26, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I did want to hear about some angry joe, Im a little disappointed.

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Can you imagine Redskin Nation if they pull an upset off?!

Posted by: redskinzfan1906 | October 26, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

We can hope, can't we . . .

Regarding the registration for the blog. It'll be interesting to see actually how many different people are actually blogging. I do think it'll keep away some of the nonsense that has taken away some of the shine from the blog, especailly compared to last season.

I'll catch you third shifters later tonight during some downtime in the unit. Until then, Hail!

Posted by: NC ICU RN | October 26, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

When does this take effect?

Posted by: Registration | October 26, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey CMoney, tell Stephan and Fabini that they are as talented as Yumenyora (sp?), Urlacher, that d-end in Indy, Shawn Merriman, Ed Reed, Ray Lewis etc..... Then tell them if they just "sack up", they can own them for a Sunday

Posted by: Rudy Ruddicker | October 26, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

I tried to kick LaRon Landry with a roundhouse to the cranium. Now my foot looks like I went on that ride at Six Flags.

Posted by: Chuck Norris | October 26, 2007 2:04 PM | Report abuse

11th!!

Posted by: Moron Who Cares What Number I Am | October 26, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Now is it Redskin-Nation? Or Redskin-Reservation?

PS - Looks like my rain dance worked biotch!

Posted by: Tonto | October 26, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

(Whiny Voice)

Didja ever wonder about that logo on the helmet of the Washington Redskins? Is that really Johnny Damon?

Also, after all these years it has finally been revealed who Chief Z is in real life.....NBC's Jim Vance on crack.

Rumor has it that the humorous pre-game gag-gifts have been made public. Tom Brady sent coach Joe Gibbs a box of Huggies. Not to be outdone, coach Joe sent the NE QB a pack of condoms and a coathanger.

Posted by: Andy Roony | October 26, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

LB London Fletcher: The "Difference-maker"
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The Redskins defense is much improved this season. One of the players who has helped the Washington defense become that way is smallish linebacker London Fletcher. Fletcher is familiar to the Patriots from his days in Buffalo. Insider report on the man in the middle of the Washington defense.


It could have been another one of those Redskins contracts that causes eyes to roll around the NFL. Five years, $25 million with $10.5 million up front to a short middle linebacker who was going to be 32 before the season started and who hadn't been to a playoff game in five years.

Turns out the only eyes rolling are the ones of the opponents that London Fletcher is belting en route to righting Washington's defense.

A year after ranking 31st overall, 27th in scoring defense and rushing defense and 23rd against the pass, the Redskins are fifth overall and against the run, third in scoring defense and eighth against the pass.

Youngsters LaRon Landry and Rocky McIntosh have played roles as has assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams' simplified scheme, but there's no question about the biggest factor in the quantum leap.

"That's our difference-maker," defensive end Phillip Daniels said about Fletcher. "When you've got a middle linebacker, you can do a lot of things up front, you can do a lot of things behind you."

Fletcher, who previously played for Williams in Buffalo in 2002-03, did a lot of things in last week's 21-19 victory over Buffalo. He returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown. He knocked a sure first down out of the hands of Pro Bowl receiver Anquan Boldin in the fourth quarter. He made a team-high 13 tackles, including a late stop of Edgerrin James for no gain at the Washington 12-yard line and an even later stop of Marcel Shipp for a yard loss at the 2.

But Williams was just as impressed with Fletcher's leadership, a major factor in the Redskins' decision to sign him in hopes of rebounding to the top 10 defense they were in 2004-05.

"London played spectacular," Williams said. "(But) there were so many things that he does that really goes unnoticed. ... You can be a good player, but are you a good leader? A good leader gets the guys around (him) to play better than they played before. He's been invaluable to a young guy like Landry. He's been invaluable to a young guy like Rocky McIntosh. Not only does London play at a very high level, he's getting everybody else around him to play at a high level."


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Posted by: 4th | October 26, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Redskins Will Need More Than Luck In N.E.
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PatriotsInsider.com Oct 25, 2007

Jason Campbell played well enough to guide the Redskins to a 4-2 record. Joe Gibbs thinks the coaching staff can continue to put him in a good position to win games. But does that include against the 7-0 Patriots?


The Washington Redskins are exactly where they should be after six games following Sunday's 21-19 squeaker over visiting Arizona. But don't get deceived by their 4-2 record, which is good enough for the NFC's sixth and final playoff berth at the moment.

Washington has beaten winless Miami at home in overtime (thanks in part to winning the overtime coin flip), held on to edge the Cardinals when Neil Rackers' last-second 55-yard field goal try drifted just wide and pounded the Lions, who win on the road as often as the Democrats win in Wyoming. The Redskins deserve some props for winning in Philadelphia in Week 2, but the defending NFC East champion Eagles are just 2-4.

The Redskins blew a 14-point halftime lead and lost at home in Week 3 to the then-winless New York Giants, lost a 14-7 halftime lead last week and fell at Green Bay and nearly lost to the Cardinals despite leading 21-6 as the fourth quarter began.

"It shouldn't have been close at all," defensive end Phillip Daniels lamented. "It was tough. We keep saying it, but when are we going to actually finish (strong)? I'm happy with the victory, but we've just got to learn how to finish."

And now the schedule really gets tough. The Redskins play four of their next five games on the road, starting with next Sunday's Mission Impossible at New England.

Washington's offense, which stalled in the second half against the Giants and the Packers, was ineffective all afternoon against Arizona. Sure, center Casey Rabach (strained groin) was inactive for the first time in his three seasons as a Redskin, but left guard Pete Kendall and right tackle Todd Wade, who had missed practice time last week, started and played the whole way.

But that's not enough to explain associate head coach Al Saunders' ultraconservative game plan which produced 10 first downs, 160 yards and 14 points. Coming at home against a so-so Arizona defense, that's less excusable than were the 13 first downs, 225 yards and 14 points at Green Bay in a game in which Rabach, Kendall, Wade and receiver Santana Moss all left with injuries.

Quarterback Jason Campbell completed a 26-yard pass to Antwaan Randle El on Washington's fourth snap of the third quarter, but that was the extent of the downfield passing game against Arizona. Tight end Chris Cooley and receiver Santana Moss hardly saw the ball while combining for 11 yards on three catches. No wonder Clinton Portis and Co. managed just 73 yards on 28 carries.

"I thought Al called a great game," coach Joe Gibbs said with a straight face. "We tried to just do the things that we felt we could do. We probably could have taken a few more shots than what we took, but at the (same) time, you have to be able to run the ball (at the end). I don't think (the offensive line) limited us a lot. The effort was there. It's just we couldn't sustain drives."

A similar game plan won't come close to working against the 7-0 Patriots.


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Posted by: 4th | October 26, 2007 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone confirmed whether the registration is going to happen?? So far all I've seen is rumor.

If some posters weren't bent on being SJKClowns, we would be fine. I'm a big fan of jibba jabba, though.

How accurate has that madden thing been through the season?

Posted by: Dik | October 26, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Jasno must have read my mind, or my post from the last thread. This is all good news, except for Rock.

I'll stafe safe, but i make no promises about the dry part. If you know what I mean, heh, heh...

As in, "I'll be having some adult beverages" wink, wink.

That is to say I won't stay "Dry".

I always find that jokes are much funnier when they're explained fully.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 26, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Jason, it's Friday, where are the TCCL's for this week? I have been waiting all day!!

Posted by: DCStraub | October 26, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Why post the whole f-ing article rather than just the link? Why even post the f-ing link? If we wanted to read that, we'd find it and read it. Are you like the kid who finds a turtle and then runs over to your parents seeking praise and acting like it was the first time they'd ever seen one? Dude, you take up too much space.

Posted by: I'd punch you if I saw you | October 26, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

"the Lions, who win on the road as often as the Democrats win in Wyoming."

The current Governor of Wyoming is a Democrat.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 26, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I can invite Tome Brady to Six Flags before the game, telling him it's a promo and I will be paying him a ton of cash to be in it. Then, I'll tell him to go on that ride that drops straight down, then cuts your feet off. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: Dan Snyder | October 26, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

4th,

I, for one, appreciate the whole article so that I don't have go back and forth.

Get it, "forth" and "4th". Plus, there's never been a space limitation up here before.

And it takes a really brave soul to threaten someone on a blog. I think it usually has to do with a need to compensate for certain short comings, if you know what I mean.

That is to say certain anonymous posters may not be as well endowed as they'd like to be .

See, that's funny because...

OK, I'll stop.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 26, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Dik,
Cindy verified that registration would start up next week. She even gave us at blog count 115,000 to verify it was really her.

F the madden game!

4th,
ITA!

Posted by: Stumped | October 26, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

....and Tom Brady, I'll include you in the group of men all my speeches are aimed at....

Posted by: Bill Cosby | October 26, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

LarryBud, Next to me, no one has any shortcomings.

Posted by: John Wayne Bobbit | October 26, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I have never had a shortcumming in my whole life/career.

Posted by: Peter North | October 26, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: I'd punch you if I saw you | October 26, 2007 02:22 PM


i dont mind the articles. they are as good or better to read than some of the asinine thoughts up here. SIGN CHRIS COOLEY, 1st, eleventeenth. etc.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 26, 2007 2:31 PM | Report abuse

JWB,

I don't get it... Could you elaborate?

Oh, right, you're really short.

I get jokes.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 26, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

People who hint of other men's penises being small as a theory relating to aggression effectively are thinking too much about men's penises.

Posted by: Dr. Ruth | October 26, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

The last thing Lorena Bobbitt said to John Bobbitt was "it won't be long now!"

Posted by: dcsween | October 26, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Penises? Did someone say penises? Where's the hot dog guy?

Posted by: Brady Anderson | October 26, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Why post the whole f-ing article rather than just the link? Why even post the f-ing link? If we wanted to read that, we'd find it and read it. Are you like the kid who finds a turtle and then runs over to your parents seeking praise and acting like it was the first time they'd ever seen one? Dude, you take up too much space.

Posted by: I'd punch you if I saw you | October 26, 2007 02:22 PM

Have any of you clicked on the link I provided at the end of the article? Go ahead and click it. Go ahead. Then tell me if you can read it.

So by popular demand, I will not post these any more........

Posted by: 4th | October 26, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

I choose to remain anonymous and NO ONE questions my endowment.

Posted by: the guy who's tool is the mold for 12 inch dildos | October 26, 2007 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Why post the whole f-ing article rather than just the link? Why even post the f-ing link? If we wanted to read that, we'd find it and read it. Are you like the kid who finds a turtle and then runs over to your parents seeking praise and acting like it was the first time they'd ever seen one? Dude, you take up too much space.

Posted by: I'd punch you if I saw you | October 26, 2007 02:22 PM


Feel free to leave at any time, i would like to see you try and punch one of us in the face if you saw us.

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I am the rambunctious, rebellious, illigitimate love chile of Randy Moss and Sean Taylor's afros and I don't care who knows it!

Posted by: Mike Sellers' Beard | October 26, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

SO AM I. We must be twins.

Posted by: Vanessa Del Rio's Bush | October 26, 2007 2:44 PM | Report abuse

4th,

I'm serious about appreciating the fact the the whole article is posted. And yes, I clicked the link.

There's only one A$$ Clown here (who can't find the magnifying glass so as to relieve himself) that had an issue with it.

So chill, my friend and keep posting whatever you like.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 26, 2007 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Remember Larry when you thought you had a pubic hair....until you pissed out of it?

Posted by: Larry Bud's mother | October 26, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I'd punch you if I saw you is probably Wayne P. - he was whining about the same thing yesterday.

Posted by: mmok | October 26, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

4th - I appreciate all the articles posted here by you and others. It makes it much easier to read up on the skins. If I come across something interesting that is skins related, I'm sure most everybody else here would like to see it, so I post it! If anybody doesn't like it, tough. Scroll past. It's not that difficult.

Posted by: nah | October 26, 2007 2:47 PM | Report abuse

[:-|

I ... have.. no .. idea.. what ... any .. of ... you .. are ... talking ... about.

Posted by: Dik | October 26, 2007 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I like the articles too, I read all the ones that are posted up here keep them coming whenever you find a good

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 2:51 PM | Report abuse

4th,

I'm not sure I agree with the writer's analysis, but keep doing what you do.

Posted by: Larry Bud | October 26, 2007 2:52 PM | Report abuse

4th! Anonymous poster number nine gazillon does not represent popular demand! I do read through the stuff you find (i.e., its faster to read here than wait for the link to load). ITA.

Posted by: dcsween | October 26, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

From Jasno's article about Montgomery today:

"... In high school, Montgomery was a three-sport star recruited for basketball and baseball. He started at quarterback until midway through his senior year, while also playing tight end and defensive end. During his recruiting visit, Browning quickly dispelled any notion that Montgomery, who weighed nearly 330 at the time, would throw another pass. Montgomery played nine games for Minnesota at tackle as a freshman and was a regular starter there after that. ..."

330 pounds!?!?!! In HIGH SCHOOL?!!? As a QB?!?! The Giants' pillsbury throwboy (Lorenzen) has nothing on Anthony Montgomery.

Posted by: dcsween | October 26, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

A$$clown be gone.
(Most of you're posts aren't funny and you show no self-control.)

Posted by: Stumped | October 26, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I didn't say I would stop posting. Just long articles. Trying to get you guys riled up a little and give a diff perspective (from behind enemy lines). New Englanders believe we are a piece of SJKs.........

Posted by: 4th | October 26, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

It's sad to see Rock not playing this weekend, but that's alright. I'm sure Ladell can handle it back there. I can't wait for this weekend...this is such a big game for us. We need to come out gunnin' the ball down the field. Major plays are needed this weekend and we don't have room for any sillyness that went on last week. Ah! I'm ready to YELL baby!!!! Go SKINS!!!!

Posted by: SkinsGirl4Life | October 26, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

If he hadn't posted the text, we'd all have to pay 7 to read it (again, click the link).

ITA

Posted by: Anonymous | October 26, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Even though the current answer on very short yardage situations (Mike Sellers) makes sense, the idea of Montgomery taking a snap from Rabach so sound intriguing ... even more so if he could do a three step drop and put it into some receivers hands (i.e., after the opposing D figures out they need to line up all eleven guys between the guards).

Posted by: dcsween | October 26, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

4th,

I also like the articles as my work blocks most of the links that are posted. And post the long ones too, if an a$$clown hurts his little finger when he has to scroll down then so be it.

Posted by: gethanr13 | October 26, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Who's going to return stuff? Receiver, The? aaaaa hhhhh hahahahahahahahahahh

Posted by: Dik | October 26, 2007 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I don't mind have Ladell return the kickoffs, but honestly I'd rather see Thrash receive the kicks. I know Thrash is back there with Rock on kickoffs but Rock is usually the deep man. I don't want to jinx Ladell, but history has shown that he can cough it up with the best of them...

Posted by: CC | October 26, 2007 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Sween,
I'm sure he could gain that 1-2 yards on the QB keeper too.

Intriguing indeed.

I like the way the Williams breaks down the idea of players playing specific positions on the DL, too. The offense doesn't know if they're facing a 3 or 4 man front until the ball is snapped.

Posted by: Stumped | October 26, 2007 3:07 PM | Report abuse

CC,
Yeah, having Betts field the kick-off is no gimme either.

I'm with you let Thrash handle the ball and have Betts play short and pick-up the coverage.

Posted by: Stumped | October 26, 2007 3:10 PM | Report abuse

4th- ITA. Keep posting your things, which last I checked, are Redskins related on a Redskins blog.
It's not like you're posting something about, let's say, a guy stealing a porn mag to go drop a trey in a public restroom or something. I mean, people up here have been known to post such things. Some much more than others. :)

If Rock is out, they're likely to activate our guy Marcus Mason for the game. Who gets cut then? The new OT Sampson if the rest of the line is healthy?

Posted by: 4-12 | October 26, 2007 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I would hate to see betts cough the ball up in a big game like this, thrash is much better holding onto the ball for kickoffs.

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 3:18 PM | Report abuse

oooohhhh what about Cpt. Caveman returning kicks... heh heh.

Posted by: Dik | October 26, 2007 3:18 PM | Report abuse

If Sellers takes a kickoff for 40+ yards, that dude will be on the oxygen tank for the rest of the game!

Posted by: CC | October 26, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

4th, I appreciate you posting articles that require payment. Please keep posting them as we can't get them.

"Punch" please shut the f up.

Skinz

Posted by: I'd like to punch the puncing guy in his small SJKish mouth | October 26, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm cool with Betts being the KR. At least he is a threat to take it to the house. Thrash had that nice return a couple weeks ago against Detroit then coughed it up at the end. I recall Betts having a KR TD against TB in that heartbreaking 36-35 loss down there in 05. Let the boy earn his money somewhere if he is not getting carries.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 26, 2007 3:34 PM | Report abuse

4th, please keep posting the articles. I also like reading them instead of having to click the link....which many times will not allow one to read the article anyway without $$$.

Posted by: Lisa | October 26, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I do agree with letting betts earn his money, but why not put are back there, atleast for a return or 2, he has the most breakaway ablitiy out of any of them. Although we do need him on off. the way moss has been playing lately

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Ditto what the majority is saying 4th... keep up the postings!

Posted by: FBChick | October 26, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Almost game day folks. Too bad the game is in Foxboro. I'm losing out on the parking revenue this week. Anyhow, if the 'Skins win this weekend so many fans will be lined up to purchase more overpriced Redskins merchandise! SWEET!

Mo' money!!!

If I owned the Post I'd require registration for these forums AND a reg fee of $25 (minimum 3 year commitment required of course).

The DANNY

Posted by: The DANNY | October 26, 2007 3:54 PM | Report abuse

4-12, I don't think anyone gets activated or cut ... Rock just becomes one of the seven inactives for the game.

Posted by: dcsween | October 26, 2007 3:54 PM | Report abuse

One of my fave things about this blog is how people post links and texts for relevant skins/fb articles....

Thats what makes aggregrated communities exciting, and fun.

Hey "I'd punch you...." Go F yourself tool box!

Keep it up 4th, crickets etc....

Posted by: chris laRRy | October 26, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

While I appreciate all of the support, this is Friday and we play the Pats on Sunday. Keep your eye on the prize, everyone. I'll post whatever is relevant (and non relevant) and remember the ITA in the future. I believe the Skins can win. Not too many others do.

Everyone is saying that we have to play an A++ Game, while New England has to play a C- (Maske thinks D-) game. WTF?!?!?

No one is giving us a chance. Gibbs should be able to motivate everyone to do their best this time around

Hail!

Posted by: 4th | October 26, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Thinking about this game this weekend ...

ADMITTEDLY, there is a big run up and lots of hype leading up the Super Bowl, but if you think about it, if the Skins WERE going to win it all in the NFC and go the Super Bowl, right now the odds are that they would face the AFC champs ... either the Clots or the Pats.

This game might be as close as the Skins get to actually playing in the kind of game that would be the level of competition they would face in the Super Bowl.

["I'm going to Disney World!"]

Posted by: dcsween | October 26, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

sween- I don't think Gibbs will go into a game with just two active RB. I don't consider Sellers a 3rd RB since he's the starting FB, plus lines up some at TE, and is a big 'teams' guy.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 26, 2007 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I agree no one is giving us a chance and Im ok with it, I like being the underdog, we do have to play a complete game which we havent really done this year (lions excluded). The pats will be the pats I dont think they have to have an off day for us to beat them, but if our def can make then have an off day then all the better.

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Ah, loseable type brings on the dreaded double negative. Then I guess I do consider him the 3rd RB. :)

Posted by: 4-12 | October 26, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Anyone think they'll dump the Gatorade on Gibbs if they win, a la Dallas 2005?

And how precious will it be for Richie Rich Redskin (Snyder) to look into the camera and say "I'm going to buy DisneyWorld!"...thus ruining the magical kingdom forever...

Posted by: waiting since 92 | October 26, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Damn...did everyone leave work early? Where is everyone? Am I the only one wasting time at work on a Friday afternoon when I should be wasting time at home on a Friday afternoon?

Posted by: waiting since 92 | October 26, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I know where everyone is...it IS 4:20

Posted by: waiting since 92 | October 26, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Im still here but it might just be the 2 of us, Im in weekend mode only about 35 mins till im out of here.

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I'm here. One hour to go and all I can think about is 4:15 pm Sunday.

Posted by: 4th | October 26, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

i'm here - damn mountain time - still got a little time left here.

Posted by: mile high | October 26, 2007 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Still here. Anybody on the roads won't be home for hours...it's backed up forever in all directions.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 26, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Yup Im looking forward to sunday, less than 48 hrs to go. To be honest I just hope we can put together a complete game, I would be ok with that.

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait until 4:15 pm Sunday either...although I may have to stop watching the games. My heart starts beating outside of my chest right about when the 3rd quarter starts...

Posted by: Waiting Since 92 | October 26, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Im listening to dc101 and it sounds like no road is moving right now, I just have to stay on 7 so its the same all the time, Ill be home by 6, hopefully

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Lurking and orbiting like an starving great white shark around a sinking cruise ship hosting a morbid obesity convention.

Looking forward to being able to scream "Hey Diddle Diddle, Watch Out You The Middle!" whenever Candy Floss, Welkie or Dante Stallfirst try a route through Area 51, and then hear the satisfying crunch of more Pergo being laid out.

Not looking forward to closing my eyes when it's our turn on offense when the Puttriots stack 8 in the box knowing our offensive line isn't still up to snuff, even with Rabach back in the mix. Yes, it's not likely to be the beleagured blocking we saw out of Big Pucy and Febreezy last week, but these are the Puttriots, after all... Then again, one good solid play deep, and that pressure might relent some.

Hoping for the best....

Posted by: FlimFlam | October 26, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

For some reason that happens in the 2nd half of games, you just dont know if our team is going to show up.

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I really feel like they may allow Soup to take a couple shots down field early to do just that. I see very little hope in them using the run early to set up the pass.

Posted by: mile high | October 26, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Er, that's "Hey Diddle Diddle, Watch out You In The Middle!". Sometimes, I wish I can blame Losable Type for my oafish typing.

Posted by: FlimFlam | October 26, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Have you all noticed how the sports Gods seem to be smiling brightly on Boston this year? The Red Sox most likely will win the World Series, the Patriots most likely will win the Super Bowl, Boston College is looking great (that game last night was amazing) and the Celtics now have Kevin Garnett and are expected to go to the playoffs in the NBA.

Posted by: Lisa | October 26, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I hate Boston. Hoping to see a nice Rockies win at Coors tomorrow.

Posted by: mile high | October 26, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Lisa - don't forget about the Bruins after a fight like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3_ghTTQefI

Posted by: CC | October 26, 2007 4:43 PM | Report abuse

4th, please keep posting articles. I enjoy them, too.

As far as registration goes, I will believe it when I see it. I still think it was a fake Cindy.

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | October 26, 2007 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,

I see what you mean. It's like the deities above are up to something.

What it is, though, I have no idea - I'm too agnostic to have a clue about it.

Posted by: FlimFlam | October 26, 2007 4:44 PM | Report abuse

So here's my question...

If the Redskins win this weekend, but it is a win similar to the Cards game (almost blowing big lead, getting too conservative in the 2nd half, etc.), will everyone be happy?

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | October 26, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I believe the Skins can win as well. I'll admit it isn't probable, but I also believe they will!

I also think that there is more support out there for the notion than are willing to pony up.

There's a reason everyone says, even if in a contradictory fashion, that while they don't expect us to win, we are the team with the defense most suited to do so.

There's also a reason we've been moved to the primary game for FOX. I sincerely doubt we'd have been the national game given our record last year if this wasn't the case.

People acknowledge the possibility of a win for the Skins here - that's why they want to see the game.

Hail!

Posted by: Dik | October 26, 2007 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Sports Gods? Bah, Hum-Bug.

Re: Red Sox - It's only 2 games

Re: Patriots - Wasn't this the same thing peeps were saying about the Colts 2 years ago when they went 13-0 and BBM was breaking the TD record? They didn't win the SB.

You play to win the game. The Pats are who I think they are (7-0, not 19-0). If you are ready to crown them, then crown their SJKs. Only on the Pats Blog, not the Redskins Blog!

Posted by: 4th | October 26, 2007 4:48 PM | Report abuse

well said, 4th.

Posted by: mile high | October 26, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Yea I do agree boston fans have alot of reasons to be happy.

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's payback for all the suck a$$ years they had...who knows...maybe DC will have a run where the Redskins, Capitals, DC United, Wizards all go to the championships in their respective leagues...

and not to mention George Mason University winning the NCAA!!!

Nah...it'll never happen...God hates DC..otherwise he would've never let Snyder buy the Skins...

Posted by: waiting since 92 | October 26, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

And Boston College still has plenty of spoilers on their schedule: Terps, Florida State and Miami. They barely survived Tech last night - doubt they will make it through the season undefeated.

Posted by: Testudo | October 26, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Was that 4th or dennis green, boston still hasnt won anything yet.

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

The prospect of an OSU-BC national championship game saddens me.

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | October 26, 2007 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Alright ThRedSkins,

Gonna hit the traffic now... and if Rock's out...

We may as well Rock out with our SJK out!

Rok Rok AUN!

-the AMAZING Dik Shuttle

Posted by: Dik | October 26, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

"So here's my question...

If the Redskins win this weekend, but it is a win similar to the Cards game (almost blowing big lead, getting too conservative in the 2nd half, etc.), will everyone be happy?"

Posted by: Cindy's boy toy | October 26, 2007 04:47 PM

I'm not so much worried about the unhappy happiness if it was to be a repeat of the Cards game. I do think, however, the bridge jumpers will come out if the result is like the Packers game ... where we ALMOST beat the vaunted Pats, but for some late game misery ...

If that happens, I'm not even going to COME here till next Thursday. [That is a not a promise ... I do have my addiction to think about ...].

Posted by: dcsween | October 26, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I can't tell you guys how pumped I am for the game. I know the players are pumped more than me because this is the ultimate test to show everyone who we really are. Now is not the time for any fair weathered fans. Realist, I don't mind.........

Posted by: 4th | October 26, 2007 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Traffic in D.C. - one thing that does not sadden me to miss

The game - yes it's hard to wait, especially since the powers that be in Houston have decided that we don't really want to see the Saints/49ers, and the Texan's game was NOT moved out of San Diego, which would have eliminated the possiblity of a FOX game at the same time. So - it's the Skins/Patriots at 315.

However, I see the 'Skins putting a complete game together this weekend, because it's time that they do, and because they aren't your 2006 'Skins - they are a real team and we are going to see that this Sunday. It will be down to the wire.

Posted by: John D in Houston | October 26, 2007 5:09 PM | Report abuse

okay here's what i'd do with the patsies....on offense...run run pass and when i say pass, i mean the ball should leave jc's hands, not a sack, not a throw in to the stands...but pass the ball to a skins receiver. don't matter if he's covered...just throw the daggone ball. that will keep the ball away from the greatest QB ever to play the game.

that's the skins only chance!

Posted by: dealer | October 26, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Alright time to go sit in the caar for a while. Im hopeing for a complete game im ready to see what the skins got.

HTTR
F the pats
F injuries

see you guys next week.

Posted by: SAK | October 26, 2007 5:13 PM | Report abuse

john de houston, thanks for the tip on a tip...i did that and i think it's all cool now...

Posted by: dealer | October 26, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Last gut feeling I had was McCardell a few weeks back before he had the 2 big catches for 1st downs.

No gut feelings since then, until yesterday. Shocked to still feel it today, so here goes... I can't believe it. Makes zero sense... wait for it... Gut feeling:


Floyd is going to have a big game!!

Posted by: 4-12 | October 26, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

110th!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOOO Now I'm an official RI five star blogger!!!!!

Posted by: Moron Who Cares What Number I Am | October 26, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

No, I haven't been drinking (yet).
No, I haven't been in dealer's medicine cabinet either.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 26, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Dealer - you're welcome!

Posted by: John D in Houston | October 26, 2007 5:22 PM | Report abuse

anonymous at 5:18pm, you are definitely Number Two.

Posted by: dcsween | October 26, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

From PFW.com...

Pats shake up secondary personnel


Never one to rest on his laurels, coach Bill Belichick has shaken up the Patriots' secondary personnel in search of better safety play. Starting in the Week Six victory over the Cowboys, Belichick has started Rodney Harrison and James Sanders at strong and free safety, respectively, relegating Eugene Wilson to the nickel package. According to Patriots sources, Belichick has gradually been souring on Wilson, who has looked sluggish and lost at times. Despite having lost a step since his early years, Harrison remains the Patriots' most valuable safety commodity, and Sanders played well enough on the strong side during Harrison's four-game suspension to convince Belichick that it was the right move to make. The move could prove to be problematic in passing situations, however. Both Sanders and Harrison are physical run-stopping presences who lack prototypical speed to keep up in coverage. The Cowboys and Dolphins were each unable to capitalize downfield and the hope is that the Patriots continue to generate enough of a pass rush to limit opposing quarterbacks the opportunity to go long.

Posted by: Glass Half Full? | October 26, 2007 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I think they should put the Reaper in on Offense....at least for a few plays.

Posted by: Lisa | October 26, 2007 5:31 PM | Report abuse

That would be sweet Lisa. They should let him catch the ball and layout one of their DB's or just throw it over his head oput of bounds and let him rough one up that way. I thinkmit would be 15 yards well spent!lol but seriously, i wouldnt mind seeing him play a little O.

Posted by: RockyTopSkin | October 26, 2007 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Shotgun to QB Anthony Montgomery for a deep pass to WR Sean Taylor. Something tells me that there's room to get Lorenzo Alexander MORE involved.

Posted by: dcsween | October 26, 2007 5:38 PM | Report abuse

can somebody post espn scounts take two here

Posted by: Anonymous | October 26, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

4-12,
It would be appropriate to say: "He due for a big game."

(remainder of post censored by TWP)

Posted by: Stumped | October 26, 2007 5:53 PM | Report abuse

This is the kind of attitude I like to see!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J87QSMJ5An4

Hail!

Posted by: gethanr13 | October 26, 2007 6:20 PM | Report abuse

>anonymous at 5:18pm, you are definitely >Number Two.

Posted by: dcsween | October 26, 2007 05:26 PM


Oooooo, good one.....I bet you still tell "your mama" jokes too. What are you, 12 years old, or just an idiot?

Posted by: Moron Who Cares What Number I Am | October 26, 2007 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah.....124th!!!!!

Posted by: Moron Who Cares What Number I Am | October 26, 2007 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Your Mom!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 26, 2007 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Boo!!!

Posted by: M&M | October 26, 2007 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Floyd is going to have a big game!!

Posted by: 4-12 | October 26, 2007 05:15 PM

Hate to bring this up, but wasn't your other gut feeling, er, 4-12?

Just sayin'.

But I hope the new hunch is right!

Posted by: Lurky boy | October 26, 2007 7:18 PM | Report abuse

is so fat she irons her clothes on the driveway.

Posted by: Your momma | October 26, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

is so stupid it takes her two hours to watch 60 minutes.


Had enough? Yeah BOI!!!

Posted by: Your momma | October 26, 2007 7:22 PM | Report abuse

So who are you going to register as, Anon?

Moron #124 - catchy, but you can do better
King Card - limited usefulness, unoriginal
FakeNate - just won't be the same, will it?

We can hardly wait.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds | October 26, 2007 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Time to let it all hang out....seems to me in other games where experts felt the best way to beat a team with a great offense was to ball control, gibbs has gone to a spread offense 2 minute drill to open the game ( think buffalo superbowl)....its all about how our offense does against the pats defense....i pay attention to them and hear belichick on the radio up here, no way on earth they aren't prepared for every page of the saunders play book we have used... the key is to run some stuff they haven't seen/we haven't shown in any game yet....make harrison cover, alot like roy williams ....brady gets greedy especially this season he will throw some into coverage because he has so much confidence...we need to get a couple of those....our best defensive effort could be enough if the offense can move the ball and score....if not my call is we play well for a half maybe alittle longer and then we wilt and they win going away. I'd say the odds of that are about 80%, but my gut says we could surprise them with our very good d playing at its best most highly focused level and our offense playing smart but showing looks and plays that expose the pats coverage weakness at saftey and LB...I am really not sayin....

Posted by: Old School | October 26, 2007 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Old School.
On target as usual.

Hail!

Posted by: Stumped | October 26, 2007 8:02 PM | Report abuse

noone,

I'm going to be in Tampa for the Jets game. Any suggestions for a spot with Skins fans? Must serve alcoholic beverages!

Posted by: cosmofla | October 25, 2007 11:52 PM

Sorry I missed your post last night. I have been there in a couple of years (I'm a NFL Sunday Ticket person) but the area Skins fans would meet at

Champion's Sports Bar
Marriott Tampa Westshore
1001 N West Shore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607-4707
813-287-2555

There were always 20-30 people there when I went. Actually met several people I knew in DC area who moved to Tampa. Such a small world.

Posted by: noone from tampa | October 26, 2007 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Ya know, I just hope that come Monday, we're talking about a win, not how well they played in a loss. Or blowout.

Posted by: AL | October 26, 2007 8:34 PM | Report abuse

I'd settle for a close game.

Posted by: Stumped | October 26, 2007 8:42 PM | Report abuse

kost52, I pulled all the first down plays from NFL.com play-by-play and here it what I came up with

Result_TotPly_Tot_Avg__%_Run_%_Pass__Run_Run_Avg_Pass_Pass_Avg
W________28____5.96_____75%____25%___21__4.43_____7___10.57
W________29____7.38_____72%____28%___21__5.24_____8___13.00
L_________26____4.58_____58%____42%___15__3.53_____11___6.00
Bye
W________30____6.33_____50%____50%___15__4.00_____15___8.67
L_________31____5.81_____58%____42%___18__2.22_____13__10.77
W________18____2.72_____78%____22%___14__1.57_____4____6.75

This is no easy way to format because of the way the posting works. Three games equal and three games heavy run on first down. Passing on first down was pretty good, except for Giants game. They had six incompletions on first down though. I have broken down by first half and second half too if anyone is interested.

Posted by: noone from tampa | October 26, 2007 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Patriots release DT Thomas

October 26, 2007
FOXBORO, Massachusetts (Ticker) - The New England Patriots on Friday released defensive tackle Santonio Thomas.

Thomas, 26, has played in four games this season, recording three tackles. He spent much of the last two seasons on the practice squad.

The 6-4, 305-pounder originally was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami.

Hmmm - wonder if Grilliams could coach him up...

Posted by: skinz57 | October 26, 2007 9:22 PM | Report abuse

I am absolutely impatient waiting for this game. My kool-aide has been spiked with delusions of grandeur. I am slowly moving from. "what if the 'skins win" to "imagine the 'skins in a rout." Bonus, its the 2nd game live here at 4:15 am! I will be breaking out the silent screams until the kids wake up. Go 'skins! Go power running game! (Would rather see them set up the run with the pass, but with the Pats D giving up four and half a carry even my spiked kool-aide won't let me an imagine that.)

Posted by: bangkokben | October 27, 2007 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Nearly 12 hours since the last comment. Is it Armageddon? Has Y2K finally hit? What up?

Posted by: bangkokben | October 27, 2007 8:48 AM | Report abuse

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