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Roll Call from OTA (Updated)

Missing from the OTA, which was voluntary and just ended, were Clinton Portis, LaRon Landry, Mike Sellers, London Fletcher, James Thrash and Santana Moss. Thrash has a neck injury and Moss has shin splints. Carlos Rogers took it easy today because of swelling in his knee.

Zorn on the missing players: "I don't know where Clinton is -- he's doing his thing -- but I know where Santana is and some of the other guys. You know, this is a voluntary deal. I know we're just going to keep working and a lot of guys got a lot out of what we did, so we're going to continue on."

On Rogers: "His knee's just a little swollen. He's just sore. I just appreciated him coming out and not just blowing us off and saying 'see you later.' That was nice."

On whether this was the same knee on which Rogers had surgery: "Yeah, it was. Just a little irritated."

By Zach Berman  |  May 4, 2009; 12:52 PM ET
 
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"JLC makes up lies about fake QB Drama and utilizes fake sources without names...said a person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity"

Posted by: jmicrodoc | May 4, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Thrash SUCKS! stop defending his on the field play by the fact that he is a hard worker... he doesnt deserve to be a #3 or a #6 for that matter

I would rather take a chance on one of the young guns in camp that have the possibility of acually contributing then to keep an aging never was because he is a nice guy

If he is such a great leader to the receivers make him a conditioning coach for these young guys stop rewarding him with a roster spot

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Just show up healthy and in shape when the preseason starts for real.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

A sad situation ... turning uglier.

A 33-year-old Dallas Cowboys staff member was left paralyzed and two other team staffers remain hospitalized after Saturday's practice facility collapse, which is now the subject of a federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation, authorities said. It appears that lawyers for the Cowboys were already at work less than 24 hours after the collapse. On Sunday, The Dallas Morning News phoned Charles Timbie, a structural engineer in Pennsylvania who specializes in forensic analysis of building failures. When asked about his investigation of the collapse of a similar facility in 2003, he referred all questions to Levi McCathern, an attorney for the Cowboys. When asked if he had already been hired by the team's legal counsel as an expert, he again referred questions to McCathern, who did not return phone calls Sunday. According to McCathern Mooty LLP's Web site, McCathern specializes in catastrophic damage litigation and is "primary trial counsel" for the Cowboys and Jones' family.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Bench is killin' it today!

Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Thrash SUCKS! stop defending his on the field play by the fact that he is a hard worker... he doesnt deserve to be a #3 or a #6 for that matter

Posted by: BenchCampbell |

Thrash is a #3 WR because he was better than the guys who were #4 and #5. When the kids PROVE they can do better, then they get the job.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

How about some good news Mike Williams is reportedly down to a lean mean 404 lbs. I gotta say he carries it well 2...

http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.redskins.com/media/2009/04/headshots-004.jpg

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Thrash does not suck. Nevertheless, it's definitely time for him to go. Definitely.

Posted by: AdamCr | May 4, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

'...I would rather take a chance on one of the young guns in camp that have the possibility of acually contributing then to keep an aging never was because he is a nice guy...'

Agreed.

But I also accept Zorn's p.o.v.: a guy has got to understand the playbook, and know his responsibilities--and for right now, Thrash has proven to be a good student.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

No Comment on Mike Williams pic!!?? Dude is a beast... lets remember he is down from 450 in 3 months!

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it scary that Kelly and Trent Shelton was having a ball on our starting defense. They are just subpar wide receivers.....

Posted by: EGENOUS | May 4, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

moe, should be a good game tonight....Rays handed us our hat this weekend......who's taking the hill for you guys?

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

'...Mike Williams is reportedly down to a lean mean 404 lbs....'

Which means he's just big enough to be of a physical size comparable to the emotional and financial one he was for the bills.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

How about some good news Mike Williams is reportedly down to a lean mean 404 lbs. I gotta say he carries it well 2...

http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.redskins.com/media/2009/04/headshots-004.jpg

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Redskins problem #1 -- Right tackle.
Redskins problem #2 -- OL depth.
Redskins problem #3 -- Malcolm Kelly.
Redskins problem #4 -- Devin Thomas.

.
.
.
.
Redskins problem #37 -- James Thrash

BenchCampbell, you keep us updated on Thrash. The rest of you, let's talk Redskins.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 4, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

...so SJKing SKJ'd off that the newbie receivers are still so SJKing fragile.

What kind of SJKing SKJ conditioning program do these SJKing SJKers run?

I mean, SJK!

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 4, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

bean

Phil Hughes is on the mound.

He was dominant last week against the tigers-- 6 innings, no earned runs, multiple strikeouts.

Yes: the game should be a good one.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

That pic of Mike Williams, its not like he looks like he's fat, I mean, certainly we all probably see people every day that look worse than he does. I'm sure he's not in great cardiovascular shape, but give him some time...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it scary that Kelly and Trent Shelton was having a ball on our starting defense. They are just subpar wide receivers.....

Posted by: EGENOUS | May 4, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

TE lol just sayin... the guy dissapears when he takes the field. I dont care if he can describe routes and their corresponding page in the playbook. Make hime an assistant to the assistant receivers conditioning coach keep him off the field!

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

'...JLC makes up lies... and utilizes fake sources without names...said a person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity..'


I get your beef, bro'.

I mean, the quote sounds like something from a WA PO political reporter.

Who has to be 'anonymous' when talking about a footall team unless he works for that team and doesn't want to seem like a snitch and a rat?

Perhaps that's what we should all say: JLC hangs out with tattle telling vermin.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Mike Williams does look 'lean' (relatively speaking) in that picture. It's pretty ridiculous that any man can carry 400 lbs of body mass looking semi-sculpted like that. I was expected a very rotund man. I was pleasantly disappointed. I'm wondering if he was able to cut his body fat % down to about 10%, where would his weight be? I could see him right around 300 lbs. Makes you realize why he was drafted so high.

Posted by: psps23 | May 4, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps that's what we should all say: JLC hangs out with tattle telling vermin.

...seems to be a pattern.

Posted by: jmicrodoc | May 4, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Don't you wonder what nationality RI posters are? I know I do and I think I have just about everyone pegged except for a few. Please feel free to mention it on your posts.

Posted by: the_shocker1 | May 4, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Thrash is a #3 WR because he was better than the guys who were #4 and #5. When the kids PROVE they can do better, then they get the job.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2009 1:17 PM |
=============================================
I recall watching Thrash when he was with the Eagles. I hesitate to say he "thrashed us", but he did kick our SJK on occasion.

Anyways, I was happy to see someone mention that Fred Davis is looking good.

If no one can step up and take the 3rd wide receiver spot with their playing ability, let's just run more 2 TE formations.

Maps!
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | May 4, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Lebron James is the NBA MVP.

It is the only major win he'll have this month.

Kobe will hoist the only trophy that matters.

Trust me.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Portis and LFB don't need to be here.

Portis is a RB, not too much changes with that.

LFB is old and needs all the rest he can get.

Re: WR signing - 6' 0" is not a big target.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 4, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I am a legal citizen of the United States of America.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 4, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Mike Williams looks good. The football gods seem to be smiling on the Skins lately, preventing the Ocho Stinko, Cutler, and Sanchez fiascos from happening.... now potentially dropping a newly motivated top 5 pick RT, with very little pro football wear and tear, in out lap via Dockery's wife.

I know there are skeptics, and I maintain some skepticism myslef, but I see some real possibilities on short yardage plays with this guy at RT. In other words, more TDs and longer drives.

Posted by: Alan4 | May 4, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Thank you ALan4 agreed Williams has lost almost 50 lbs. since Feb. When he last played in the league he played around 375-380...SO 20-30 lbs. this guy is in playing form

It has all the makings of a "feel good" story for this guy to come in and have a few solid years for the skins!

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Zorn on Davis... a little old but still
Zorn pledged to get tight end Fred Davis on the field more often next season as a second-year pro.

"He's a tremendous athlete," Zorn said. "He really is. And he's gonna help this football team. You will see Fred on the football field far more than you did last year because he's much more ready to play.

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

TE is right-on with the Thrash thing.
He continues to be the best potential release possibility for salary cap relief along with Rabach and Rock Cartwright. My feeling is that some of the draft picks/ recent signings seem geared toward this.


Redskins problem #1 -- Right tackle.
How the Redskins are attempting to solve it:
M. Williams, Heyer? They really needed to
draft someone here? It will come back to
haunt both them & us. Backup at LT.
One or 2 injuries in training camp and ...
the season could be over before it starts.
Redskins problem #2 -- OL depth. Split this.
Redskins problem #2 a. Center.
Jansen, E. Williams from UMD. I think
Jansen is a great idea. Will it work?
Redskins problem #2 b. Guard.
Jansen again. Some of the other signees.
Scott Burley? Rhinehart? God only knows.
Redskins problem #3 -- Malcolm Kelly.
Chris Cooley possession reciever #1.
Marko, Shelton? Jaison Williams?
NEW TE depth chart:
Fred Davis, Todd Yoder?
Redskins problem #4 -- Devin Thomas.
ARE, Thrash, Shelton, Marko etc?
Good luck?
Redskins problem #5 -- Clinton Portis?
Betts?
Redskins problem #6 -- Santana Moss injury free?
No, not Devin Thomas ... sigh?

Posted by: periculum | May 4, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

'..Don't you wonder what nationality RI posters are?'

No.

If you really want to know, I'll admit to idiocy and weekend toking which, when you get down to it, is really the same thing.

When she gets mad at me, MrsMoe resorts to a specific racial epithet directed at a large portion of my nationality: redskin--my grandmother is a member of a black seminole tribe.

And yeah, she uses the other one for black folk, too.

Nationality, race, income level, and all other demographic issues are not of importance in RI Nation.

Other blogs care about who you are.

We tend to care about what you know.

And those bloggas who know a lot are the ones we care little about.

Here, knowledge isn't power-- the uninformed, way off the mark post can generate a 300 posting response no matter how stupid it is.

Me?: I thank god for guys like sports_guru.

Some of us don't search for clues about race or nationality, as there are more stupid people than any social group in American society.

And here at RI Nation, we treat them like the clueless and anonymous sources of information that they are.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Santanna doesnt want to work out... Shin splints come on? Did he not train at all in the offseason considering he is the only receiver we know is worth keeping on the roster he gets a pass

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Williams v. Williams v. Williams v. Williams


Man does our team have a lot of Bills!

A tackle, center, wide receiver, tight end

The one I'm curious about is the terp center.

That's Edwin Williams, y'all.

Yes: Jansen learning to backup at the position is nice, but he's about a thousand years old, and youthful upside beats anything on anyday.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Don't you wonder what nationality RI posters are? I know I do and I think I have just about everyone pegged except for a few. Please feel free to mention it on your posts.

Posted by: the_shocker1 | May 4, 2009 1:42 PM
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Shocker, what am I?

I don't think you can take personal information someone includes in their post to heart. There isn't a way of verifying or confriming personal information (Nationality, race, income level, etc.).

This is afterall the internet: 'The super-mis/disinformation highway'

My personal favorite is the blogger who gets revved up and proclaims his annual salary as an indication to his knowlegde on a subject over another blogger.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Santana knows his body! Leave him alone!

Posted by: Hail2theChief | May 4, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I guarantee that Mike Williams will make the team and it wouldn't surprise me if he was the starting RT or RG come the start of the season.......i mean seriously he has lost 50 pounds in just two months, yes two months!! Does this sound like someone who isn't taking a come back seriously?! Once he gets down to 350-360 you will be hearing about how he is just mauling people in practice.....

Posted by: hillb03 | May 4, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Santana knows his body! Leave him alone!

Posted by: Hail2theChief | May 4, 2009 2:18 PM

That would be Dr. Moss, if you please.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 4, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Bench, relax.

Moss will be fine, if anything his shin splints is a testament to him working out on his own.

He's never out of shape. Would you agree that durability is the issue with Moss? If so, wouldn't you want him on the practice field as less as possible, especially for OTAs and minicamp?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Brett Favre may be coming back again

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Breaking News!!!!!!!!!

The whereabouts of Clinton Portis has been revealed.

It has been confirmed that newly signed Mike Williams has eaten Clinton Portis. It has also been confirmed that Mike Williams also tried to eat Carlos Rogers but he was able to get away but not before hurting his knee in the progress. Still missing is Malcom Kelly who was supposed to be in the training room, but has not been heard from since someone put that apple pie air freshner in the training room.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | May 4, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that Favre has recently spoken with Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, a good friend from their days together in Green Bay.

The Pioneer Press reported that Favre has hired a personal trainer (tending to his farm apparently isn't providing enough manual labor).

Profootballtalk.com reported an unidentified plane flew from Minneapolis to Favre's hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss. the day after his release.

New Orleans safety Darren Sharper, a former Packers teammate, told the NFL's web site that he believes Favre will try to play another season "because he's such a competitor and he still loves football."

The Favre Files Photos: Take a look back at his stellar 18-year career in photos.
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Video: Will this really be it for Favre? Jay Glazer offers his take on the legendary QB's latest retirement.

The New York Daily News quoted an unnamed NFL source as saying, "Favre can't stand Green Bay. He wants to play Green Bay and say, 'I told you so.' His bitterness is creating this."

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I hate Favre. Yes, hate.

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 4, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I guarantee that Mike Williams will make the team and it wouldn't surprise me if he was the starting RT or RG come the start of the season.

It appears the team sees him in the same light. Given his size, mobility and ability to make a huge difference in the running game ...

His major problem with be pass blocking. But then that's a problem for all offensive linemen accept for Chris Samuels.

He may end up in Samuel's spot if his IR injury doesn't heal well enough. That's a scary thought but I think that is how Cerrato envisions him. With Heyer at RT.

That would not be good. Not good at all. They need to draft OL next year ... for sure.

Posted by: periculum | May 4, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Moe,

Is Mrs Moe a white gal? If so, that's just wrong that she calls you that. (note tongue planted fimly in cheek)

Posted by: LarryBud | May 4, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Zorn on the missing players: "I don't know where Clinton is -- he's doing his thing."


This quote is the essence of staying 'medium'.

Let's see if the redskins' zen-master feels this way in mid-October.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

I, personally, am a member of the Rythm Nation.

Posted by: LarryBud | May 4, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Yes: Jansen learning to backup at the position is nice, but he's about a thousand years old, and youthful upside beats anything on any day.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009

If he learned the center position, became good at it Jansen would likely be a huge upgrade! Mobility isn't as much a factor at center as it is at guard and most especially tackle.

That said I strongly agree with your final statement. They appear to be in deep, deep trouble OL wise. Not sure if we should expect much from the offense as a result.

Posted by: periculum | May 4, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

It has all the makings of a "feel good" story for this guy to come in and have a few solid years for the skins!

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 1:52 PM


Just a few years? Mike Williams is 29, and we know how Buges loves his older O-lineman (he likes talking about how he coached 42 year old Ray Brown). Buges probably views Williams like most of us would see a 21 or 22 year old rookie.

But I'll defintely be happy with a few strong years from this guy.

Posted by: Alan4 | May 4, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Red DMV - You have told us your nationality in the past. too easy.

Posted by: the_shocker1 | May 4, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

LarryBud

'Is Mrs Moe a white gal? If so, that's just wrong that she calls you that.'


MrsMoe is a Michelle Obama clone minus the height and charismatic, intelligent, successful husband.

And whatever she does call me usually is deserved as personally, I have more problems than a math book.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

"Shin splints come on? Did he not train at all in the offseason considering he is the only receiver we know is worth keeping on the roster he gets a pass."

I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night, so I'm pretty sure shin splints are the result of "over-training" on hard surfaces...not lack of training.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | May 4, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

shocker, I assume by nationality you mean to reach back deeper into their ancestry than where they are now. After all, wouldn't it shock the shocker if at least 98% of the posters here were *NOT* US citizens?

Out of curiousity, what relevence is one's nationality (or ethnic background, if that's what you mean) to their thoughts and comments about the Skins and why would you wonder such a thing?

Posted by: Alan4 | May 4, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

If the coach is new and there's a lot of new players, the camp in May is useful. But for vets who know what they are doing (that DOESN'T include ANY of last years rookies). Get serious. Just don't get hurt

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

the_shocker1


You ask about nationality without disclosing your own.

Please, sir, explain your motivations as JudgeMoe will render your curiosity the manifestations of a cluless brain.

You're like the boy who tells a girl to drop her drawers so he can compare what she has to what he has but hesitates when he sees hers is bigger than his.

In the interest of fair play, we're waiting for you to divulge some personal information ragarding your nationality.

Not that you have to, but as we've said, the rants and observarions of the rude and misinformed stupid masses make up the fodder some of us posters feast on like landfill buzzards.

And I'm abit hungry.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

That pic of Mike Williams, its not like he looks like he's fat, I mean, certainly we all probably see people every day that look worse than he does. I'm sure he's not in great cardiovascular shape, but give him some time...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

Two words to explain his svelteness in that picture. (Nope, Not Jenny Craig)

Photo Shoppe

Posted by: TheCork | May 4, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Mike Williams eating joke RULEZ
Race Baiting DROOLZ

And I too am curious about the development of the young UofMd linemen (Williams & Heyer) Seeing as that is about the only progress we are going to see on that front.

...now, who's been messin' w/ Santana's body - that's just kreepy.

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 4, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Two words to explain his svelteness in that picture. (Nope, Not Jenny Craig)

Photo Shoppe

Posted by: TheCork | May 4, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

hater

Posted by: Hail2theChief | May 4, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Skins signed Roydell Somebody (Williams?) Yes! He comes with a pre-broken ankle and missed only one year recently (last year) so you KNOW he's gonna be good...

6'0" 187 of smooth flowin' dynamite.

Unfortunately, they cut:

Frischne..I mean Fishnecht..that is Fashnauch,,,

That TE guy from Delaware and a bunch of others the fine scouting department unearthed..

Cue the Idiot BenchCampbell to rip Thrash..


Posted by: TheCork | May 4, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Roster Moves:

http://blog.redskins.com/2009/05/04/monday-afternoon-roster-moves/#continued

apologize in advance if anyone already posted this...

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | May 4, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

"I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night, so I'm pretty sure shin splints are the result of "over-training" on hard surfaces...not lack of training.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who"

I believe it's generally from both. Caused by overtraining immediately following a lack of training, when your body isn't prepared for the rigors you're putting it through. And I do believe Moss said he didn't do anything until late March, at which point he started his Martial Arts workouts (which included running on asphalt).

Could be wrong there, though.

Posted by: psps23 | May 4, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Rogers knee is just a little bit swollen? That's okay, skins got LOTS of CBs...

Posted by: TheCork | May 4, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Mike Williams is a project. There's lots of things that can derail him and his chances are (pardon the pun) slim.

Of course, if he can get a good push in short yardage situations, that alone would probably be enough to give him a roster spot.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 4, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Redskins sign Roydell Williams receiver from Tenn

Posted by: BenchCampbell | May 4, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

From the Times:

The Redskins have signed defensive end J.D. Skolnitsky, a rookie free agent from James Madison, to a 3-year contract. Skolnitsky tested positive for a banned supplement following a playoff game against Villanova in December and was declared Skolnitsky ineligible by the NCAA for 2009, hence his easy decision to turn pro.

Anyone got the details on this guy, and no, not what he took, etc. I'm more looking at height, weight, things like that.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

psps, all you can blame Santana for is not easing into his workouts and going too hard. He didn't show up to mini-camp and suddenly get shin-splints from not working out enough (which someone insinuated was the problem).

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | May 4, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I AM WHITE AND I CAN'T BELIEVE MY FELLOW WHITEY PATTON GOT KNOCKEDDA****OUT SATURDAY NIGHT


JESUS CHRIST HE LOOKED DRUNK AFTER THE FIGHT!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 4, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps that's what we should all say: JLC hangs out with tattle telling vermin.

...seems to be a pattern.

Posted by: jmicrodoc

He runs this site. How can he avoid that?

Posted by: TheCork | May 4, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

can't someone ponder things other than what events will lead to the obvious 8-8 year for the redskins this year? I am half caucasian and half african american.

Posted by: the_shocker1 | May 4, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

.i mean seriously he has lost 50 pounds in just two months, yes two months!! Does this sound like someone who isn't taking a come back seriously?! Once he gets down to 350-360 you will be hearing about how he is just mauling people in practice.....

Posted by: hillb03

What's your source on this?

Posted by: TheCork | May 4, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

J.D. Skolnitsky #98 DT

2007 played in 4 games, 20 tackles, 2 pass deflections

2008 played in 3 games, 5 tackles, 1 pass deflection


That's his whole CFB career. Listed as 6-5 255. 22 years old, was a junior in 2008. From Fairfax, Virginia


That's from ESPN, the James Madison website profile lists much different stats....not sure...

"At JMU: Fourth-year Duke with all-league potential as he has the opportunity to settle into a single position, said DL coach J.C. Price... has been used at DE and DT and can play an enhanced DT role as he adds weight, Price said.

2007: Played in each game and started nine as a DT and DE... had 53 tackles (10 solo, 4 for loss, 2 sacks)... had a career-best eight stops vs. Virginia Military, Northeastern and Richmond... had a sack vs. Towson and shared sacks vs. Virginia Military and Appalachian State... had six stops (2 solo) at Appalachian State, five vs. Coastal Carolina and four vs. Villanova and Delaware... blocked a punt to set up a JMU TD drive at Rhode Island and broke up passes vs. Richmond and Towson.

2006: In eight games as a redshirt freshman had six tackles, all solo, as a DL reserve... had a nine-yard sack at New Hampshire... had three stops vs. Bloomsburg, two at New Hampshire and one at Villanova.

High School: Three-year Fairfax letterman... as a junior was first-team all-district as a TE and in basketball... second-team all-region and team offensive MVP in football... won Fairfax’s “most athletic” award as a senior... region and state all-star games invitee.

Personal: Kinesiology major with a sports management concentration."

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 4, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 4, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

From the Times:

The Redskins have signed defensive end J.D. Skolnitsky, a rookie free agent from James Madison, to a 3-year contract. Skolnitsky tested positive for a banned supplement following a playoff game against Villanova in December and was declared Skolnitsky ineligible by the NCAA for 2009, hence his easy decision to turn pro.


Posted by: BeantownGreg1

Honest to God, I thought you were making that up. Have the skins signed anyone lately who wasn't suspended, didn't miss a year or three due to injury/overweight, doesn't come with injury issues?

Posted by: TheCork | May 4, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Truth - thank you. you were one i was on the fence about.

Posted by: the_shocker1 | May 4, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Truth.

I like the approach of leaving no stone unturned in order to unearth some football talent.

Morocco heads up this area, does he not.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

"HARRISONBURG - J.D. Skolnitsky's college football career is over because the senior defensive tackle tested positive for a banned substance during the NCAA playoffs, James Madison coach Mickey Matthews said Thursday.

Matthews would not disclose the substance but said the positive urine test - from a sample collected by the NCAA after the Dukes' Division I-AA tournament win over Villanova on Dec. 6 - was the result of a weight-gain supplement Skolnitsky ordered on-line and took during the playoffs.

"He's absolutely the best kid in the program," a visibly distraught Matthews said as he announced Skolnitsky's NCAA-mandated ban during a press conference at the Convocation Center. "He's never done anything wrong in his whole career. He's never missed curfew. He's never been, in any shape, form or fashion, a problem. He is a great kid. He just made an innocent mistake. He absolutely had no idea."

Matthews said the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Fairfax native filed his paperwork to be eligible for the NFL draft Thursday, which was the deadline to declare. Because Skolnitsky has only one season of eligibility remaining, the NCAA's one-year ban ends his college career.

Skolnitsky was not at the press conference and could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Matthews said the NCAA randomly tests I-AA football teams during the playoffs, and 20-30 JMU players were required to provide urine samples immediately after the Dukes' win over Villanova.

Matthews said he and JMU athletic director Jeff Bourne were notified by the NCAA on Dec. 12 that one of two vials of Skolnitsky's urine had tested positive for a banned substance. Three weeks later, Matthews said, the NCAA informed Madison that the second vial had also tested positive.

Skolnitsky was allowed to play in JMU's semifinal game, a loss to Montana on Dec. 12, while his urine was being re-tested.

Matthews said Skolnitsky will keep his scholarship and graduate from JMU in the spring. Skolnitsky also will be allowed to work out and lift weights with the team as he prepares for a possible pro football career.

A starter the past two seasons, Skolnitsky tied for sixth on the team last year with 61 tackles and had 4.5 sacks.

Matthews said Skolnitsky had been worried about keeping up his weight throughout his JMU career, bringing weight-gain supplements to strength and conditioning coach Jim Durning and team trainer Scott Cook on multiple occasions to be reviewed.

"He always submitted some things," Matthews said. "He was just in a hurry or something. For some unknown reason he did not submit this."

Matthews said he, Durning and Cook stress to the players the importance of having someone look over any nutritional supplement they consider taking, both because of health risks and possible NCAA violations."


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Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 4, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

cork, first of all, probably camp fodder, and not much more, and secondly, lets get all the details in the case first, prior to passing judgement.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Nationality??

Let's see, white guy, slightly paunchy and balding. Likes pork rinds with hot sauce washed down with beer. Likes the Braves & Nascar. Am I a member of redneck nation??

Not hardly. Be careful how you stereotype. The beer is not Bud. I haven't chewed tobacco since an unfortunate incident in high school & the tunes include no country but an eclectic mix from Broadway musicals to Chris Cornell to Shinedown.

So what point is nationality? We follow the Redskins. That's really all that matters.

Posted by: will_ga | May 4, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

You're very welcome the_shocker1 and I'm oh so glad to not have you "on the fence" about me anymore. I'm glad posting one stupid link makes up your mind about me, whether it's good or bad. Please, go back on the fence about me cause you suck and I don't care.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 4, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

so we signed this williams guy from tennesee at WR and Trent Shelton as well as offering contracts to hacket and washington. sounds like the skins are not counting on kelly this season and are worried about thomas' injury with our stockpiling of recievers. hopefully just one of these guys can contribute

Posted by: amsaul | May 4, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

truth, thanks for the second one.

cork, much ado about nothing, regarding the 'banned supplement' wouldn't you say??

will, haha, I'm not a drinker, but you described me almost to a T. And I prefer to call it "folically challenged"......

wild thing brought his A-game saturday night......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

J.D. Skolnitsky

Overview
Solid FCS DT who could be looked at as a possible rotational 4-3 DE. Put up solid numbers for one of the nation's best FCS clubs in 2008, totaling 61 tackles (22 solo), with 10.5 TFLs, 4.5 sacks, 3 PBUs, 3 PDs, a FF and a FR.

Here are J.D.'s Pro Day numbers:
9'10" broad jump, 31.5" vertical jump, 21 bench reps. 1.60/1.60 10-yard splits, 4.72/4.76 forty times, 4.34 short shuttle, 7.19 3-cone drill.
Strengths
Fine athlete. Strong enough for college DT and big enough to be looked at as a possible conversion guy to a 4-3 DE slot.
Weaknesses
Only really put up big numbers for one season. Kind of a tweener right now who is too light for DT, but not experienced as a DE.
Projection
Priority UDFA.

http://cdsdraft.com/profile.php?id=3620

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 4, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

JESUS CHRIST HE LOOKED DRUNK AFTER THE FIGHT

Uh yeah, that would the brain damage kicking in.

Posted by: will_ga | May 4, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

truth. now you are just being a jackazz.

Posted by: the_shocker1 | May 4, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Well duh. You think it was necessary to say you were "on the fence" about me? Backhanded insults don't cut it!

Did you know someone once said that a black man would be president only when pigs fly? What happened? Swine flu.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 4, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

'..I am half caucasian and half african american.'


Which makes you a citizen in good standing here.

Welcome aboard.

Membership in RI Nation has privileges.

We fear no NFL team.

We hate cowboys, jints, iggles.

We quietly admire the stillers and the pats.

We have some fine-a$$ed cheerleaders--a subject hardly ever discussed in these parts.

We have no GM but groan "Geez!!" when some other team's front office makes a clever personnel move.

And btw: it's not your nationality that matters. What matters is if you can do your job and post at the same time.

But above all, we allow everyone to make grammatical erors, post thngs dat don't make no since, and allow folks to mangle the enlish language from time to time.

'Cuz that's what's spoken here.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Hey Truth where are the Trailblazers conducting their OFAs (organized fishing activities)?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 4, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

And who the SKJ is Patton or did you get hit by a crushing left too?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 4, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

"Hey Truth where are the Trailblazers conducting their OFAs (organized fishing activities)?

Posted by: learnedhand1 |"

sorry but The Truth has already moved to the next topic, so The Truth didn't see this. If The Truth had seen this, he would have no doubt responded with something incredibly witty.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 4, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

moe, what are your thoughts on the upcoming A-Rod book that Selena Roberts is putting out....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

sorry but The Truth has already moved to the next topic, so The Truth didn't see this. If The Truth had seen this, he would have no doubt responded with something incredibly witty.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 4, 2009 3:36 PM


OKay, that's more like it. Truth's back in third person. Cork's back in full-nasty. All's right with the world! Or at least all's right with the little bitty part of the world that we know as Redskins Insider.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 4, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

beeps

LasT, AgaiN! Woo!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | May 4, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Saw all of those Dudes at Zanzibar last night for the 2 for 1 drink specials.. Looks like nothing has changed!

Posted by: rlomax67 | May 4, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Can we hire a short running back and have him run through MW's legs?

Posted by: peaceful2008 | May 4, 2009 9:05 PM | Report abuse

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