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Running back Larry Johnson to visit Redskins

Next visitor up: running back Larry Johnson.

A league source confirmed this afternoon that Johnson is scheduled to visit Redskins Park on Thursday. The news was first reported by ESPN.com.

Johnson is the oft-troubled running back who was released mid-season by the Chiefs last year after making offensive remarks. He finished the year with the Bengals as a reserve. On the season, Johnson had 581 yards on 178 carries and no touchdowns.

His last 1,000-yard season was 2006, when he rushed for a career-high 1,789 yards and had 17 touchdowns.


The Redskins are clearly in the market for a back who could complement Clinton Portis. Free agent Willie Parker met with the Redskins Monday night and again on Tuesday but left town without a contract in place.

Johnson would be an intriguing addition. He's 30 years old, and though the Bengals reported no problems, he's had more than his share of off-the-field troubles. He lost his job in Kansas City after he was suspended twice within a 12-month period, finding himself in hot water
for remarks he made on Twitter about Chiefs coaches and gay slurs he used to members of the media.

Johnson's father, Larry Johnson Sr., played one season with the Redskins, as a linebacker in 1974, according to his bio, though he doesn't seem to be listed in the team's media guide.

According to ProFootballTalk.com, Johnson also has a visit scheduled with the Raiders this weekend.

By Rick Maese  |  March 10, 2010; 1:08 PM ET
 
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Comments

F Larry Johnson and his Gramama!

- Biggie

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 10, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

another rb with some wear and tear on him and is a diva... don't the skins already have 1 of those...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | March 10, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Can you imagine a locker room containing: Potis, Haynesworth, Larry Johnson, and Antonio Bryant. We thoguht last season was a soap opera...yikes.

Posted by: TWISI | March 10, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

after thinking about it, I would pass on LJ. Kid is tough but I think speed is more important in our backfield at this time.

Posted by: overzealous08 | March 10, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

please no... I would rather see them draft spiller 4th overall and use the rest of there picks on OLINE..Youth, youth, youth....

Posted by: b145579 | March 10, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

No thank you.

Posted by: hobbes9 | March 10, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Reclamation!

Looooove it!

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 10, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

not sure about this....I'd like to see them bring Fargas in for a look.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

+++Alabama Pro Day+++

Rolando McClain 6'4" 258lbs

...

..

.

Patrick Willis 6'1" 240lbs

Ray Lewis 6'1 250lbs

DeMeco Ryans 6'1" 250lbs

Jonathan Vilma 6'1" 230lbs

LBF ain't gettin any younger--or better for that matter!

Our team needs are greater on offense, but if we thought of going defense, i like McClain

Posted by: Vicc | March 10, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

"The "dump off" argument originates in the fact that 85% of his completions and 69% of his attempts were directed at receivers behind or within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. It also originates in the fact that his completion percentage is 80% in that range and drops off to 47% beyond that."


You do realize that his yards per attempt were greatly influenced by the routes his wrs ran right? If we didn't have a wr going farther than 10 yards, how can he throw the ball farther than 10 yards? Piggybacking on this point... if our oline couldnt give him the protection needed to let the wrs run routes longer than 10 yards, why would the OC/ Zorn call plays that call for routes longer than 10 yards, thus influencing the length Jason could throw the ball....

While I am glad you can look up stats, remember to put those stats into context. I am not saying campbell is awesome, or the answer or anything... just saying that this "dump down argument" on campbell is retarded... and bothersome because it does not include in there the fact that he had, maybe, 2 seconds, on most plays to throw the ball and as ZORN HIMSELF said on multiple occasions, (good or bad) he stopped calling plays that had wrs running routes longer than 10-15 yards...

Remember, stats are good, research is good... but put it into the context of the season before you spout off as an expert... otherwise you seem retarded, ignorant and simply aruging out of spite and hate... Campbell isn't great but he certainly is not our biggest problem.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 10, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

No thanks, we need younger backs not old ones with serious on and off the field issues.

Posted by: DenverdoesDalls | March 10, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Mike Florio
March 10, 2010, 1:30
With Antonio Bryant cancelling his visit to the Washington Redskins, the team has reached out to a former player to see if the fire still burns. Our sources tell us that Mike, as well as Kyle Shanahan have reached out to former Redskins Taylor Jacobs and have arranged for him to come in for a workout.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Let this guy go to the raiders, we don't want him.

Posted by: jmy999 | March 10, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I think this visit isn't about getting LJ, but more about sending a message to C Portis that you better shape up and accept the team 1st attitude or your going to be on the outside lookin in.

Posted by: Devo2 | March 10, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Um, no.

Posted by: stwasm | March 10, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

after thinking about it, I would pass on LJ. Kid is tough but I think speed is more important in our backfield at this time.

Posted by: overzealous08 | March 10, 2010 1:18 PM
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I agree. LJ never was known as a speed back, and I guess the days of Smashmouth football are gone.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 10, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Willie Parker .......Larry Johnson
5' 10" ...............6' 1"
209# ..................230
age 29 ...............30
1253 career carries ..1421
4.3 yd per carry..... 4.4
697 career receptions 1373
8.3 yd per reception 8.9
17 career fumbles ......15

I'd be happy with either one of these guys as a backup. I like LJ's reception #'s, but I'm a little worried about attitude problems. He seemed like a level head, coming out of PSU, but had problems at KC.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 10, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Makes fast Willie Parker look really fast.

Posted by: Stu27 | March 10, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Need more of a change of pace runner, someone younger and more elusive unless Portis suddenly gains his burst back. Larry Johnson's father wore # 64 as a LB.

Posted by: joeboggs | March 10, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

not sure about this....I'd like to see them bring Fargas in for a look.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 1:21 PM
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Fargas would be perfect in Shanny's offense. Not sure how much he has left, but he should have quite a bit because he shared carries with a plethora of backs in Oakland.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 10, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

As bad as Johnson is off the field, I'd say 'no' on that alone. But on the field, he was also bad. When the Chiefs put in Jamaal Charles, their run game exploded.

I have no idea why Shanahan is wasting the time with this guy, unless he's using him to negotiate someone else down.

Since we're opening the doors to the RB retreads, I'd like to see us bring in Fargas.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

SkinsneedaGM, Let me help you out.

Jay Cutler has never been to the playoffs and is 24-29 overall. This is not about defending Campbell, this is about you using a silly statistic to judge QB performance.

You make excuses for Campbell's relatively good statistics, and then try to use his W-L record as a defining statitistic. Why not talk about INTs? Cutler had 26 last year... or is that a bean counter thing?

It's still a team game.

Posted by: Alan4 | March 10, 2010 1:06 PM
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nice try...
Your post was out of context.. I was referring to the net result of the Trade Shanahan did with our Front Office in 2005. I never gave any stats on Cutler other than his Pro-Bowl appearance in 2008 with Denver. Yeah Cutler had a pretty poor INT record last year in a new system.. But, he is many heads above JC as an NFL QB.
No one has seen JC at a Pro-Bowl lately (as a player).
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The Post you're responding to.. (I think?)

Shanny got in return 3 picks (one in 2005 and two in 2006) Result....
Cutler,2006 pick Pro-Bowl 2008
Brandon Marshall,2006 pick Pro-Bowl 2008 and 2009
Karl Paymah,2005 pick starting CB (now with Vikes).

Skins got JC (no playoffs and 4-21 W-L in the NFC East).

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 10, 2010 12:40 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 10, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

hey Greg, thanks for the b-day suggestions yesterday. Made the smart move and got the non-stick frying pan. The 3-some with her and her cute friend was awesome, too bad I didn't have any maple syrup left for the pancakes she made me this morning.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

rsh, how many carries does fargas have in his career, it can't be but half of what WP, or LJ have...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

My solution to the back up running back would be draft Tennessee running back Montario Hardesty in 4th round.

Posted by: Vicc | March 10, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I thought it was joke in that last thread ...

Posted by: dcsween | March 10, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

He couldn't be any worse than the cancer they already have back there could he? Give the man a chance. He's better than Betts and Cartwright put together and will probably outplay Cancer Portis.

Posted by: keedrow | March 10, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

z, glad to help.....pics or it didn't happen...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Fart Dust.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 10, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

It's been fun, Larry, but it's done.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 10, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Second Skins story that was broken by another media outlet. Redskins "Insider" c'mon bro...I'm rooting for you. Get it together.

Posted by: MadeRED | March 10, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

z, glad to help.....pics or it didn't happen...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

thought about it, but didn't want to get maple syrup all over the camera

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

"My solution to the back up running back would be draft Tennessee running back Montario Hardesty in 4th round.Posted by: Vicc"

Doubt he makes it that long. Second is more like it.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 10, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

I think this visit isn't about getting LJ, but more about sending a message to C Portis that you better shape up and accept the team 1st attitude or your going to be on the outside lookin in.

Posted by: Devo2 | March 10, 2010 1:25 PM
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You might have hit the nail on the head.

Posted by: shanks1 | March 10, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

If history is any indicator, these type of players are never the same once they don the burgundy and, I mean red and yellow.

Posted by: keedrow | March 10, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

In regards to all of the Achilles talk, the medical progress seems to have exploded recently. That article someone posted about 36% of guys never playing again seems reasonable, but I would say that if they looked at the same numbers over the past, say three years, they might find that more guys are coming back and coming back quicker. Rocky Macintosh and Carlos Rogers blew everyone away when they came back so quickly 2 seasons ago. Let’s hope this new nose tackle can do the same.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 10, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

rsh, how many carries does fargas have in his career, it can't be but half of what WP, or LJ have...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 1:31 PM
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NFL.com says 827, which is extremely low mileage. Also said he failed his physical with the Raiders this year. What's that all about?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 10, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

"First, you say (essentially) that they tendered him because they would get a 1st rd pick.

Posted by: learnedhand1"

I said that they tendered him because Shanahan wants Campbell back, except at the price of a 1st round pick. My words may have been a bit jumbled, but the point of the argument is that Shanahan would rather have Campbell over any single pick valued at less than a 1st rounder (though I imagine a high second rounder would satisfy as well).

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Fargas is an 'effort over talent' guy, exactly the sort of stop gap player that fills a need and sets this team in better direction. Parker might have more upside, but he's been injured so much, even in a backup role, that its hard to believe that he'll be there when you need him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 10, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

No one has seen JC at a Pro-Bowl lately (as a player).

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 10, 2010 1:30 PM

True, but we did see QB Derek Anderson at the Pro-Bowl one year before Cutler went. That and 50 cents will get Anderson a bag of chips this year while he looks for a new job. Pro Bowl ain't everything.

Posted by: Alan4 | March 10, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Remember, stats are good, research is good... but put it into the context of the season before you spout off as an expert... otherwise you seem retarded, ignorant and simply aruging out of spite and hate... Campbell isn't great but he certainly is not our biggest problem.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 10, 2010 1:22 PM
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If not our biggest problem, its close..
Here is some "context" that has nothing to to do with 10 yard completions or less.

From CecIVC;

For all you stat-maniacs who love to tout JC's 'improvement' over the years, why not look at the major statistic: his ability to win.

Over the course of his career while behind by one TD or less, JC has racked up 14 TDs and 12 INTs. Last year, in the same situation, 7 TDs to 7 INTs.

Over the course of his career with the game difference being one TD or less (where he needs to lead a comeback or put the nail in the coffin), JC has racked up 30 TDs and 22 INTs. Last year, 12 TDs, 12 INTs.

Finally, and here's the kicker, when behind in the 4th quarter by less than 7 or tied in OT, career 10 TDs and 11 INTs. Last year, 0 TDs & 3 INTs.

These are not even including final 'drives' that end in 4 & outs (a la SD week 17) he's barely above .500 in his ability to not lose the game.

You can't blame JC for the losses? Oh really?

Now let's compare to his competition from the NFC East:

Tony Romo:
2009 Season
Behind by 1 TD: 7 TD-2 INT; Within 1 TD: 21 TD-7 INT; 4th Quarter Within 1TD: 4 TD-1 INT

Donovan McNabb
2009 Season
Behind by 1 TD: 4 TD-2 INT; Within 1 TD: 14 TD-6 INT; 4th Quarter Within 1TD: 0 TD-1 INT

Eli Manning
2009 Season
Behind by 1 TD: 7 TD-3 INT; Within 1 TD: 14 TD-7 INT; 4th Quarter Within 1TD: 3 TD-1 INT

As clearly shown here, JC is significantly behind the curve when it comes to NFC East QBs.

And just for kicks, here's the Superbowl QBs stats:

Drew Brees
2009 Season
Behind by 1 TD: 11 TD-2 INT; Within 1 TD: 25 TD-5 INT; 4th Quarter Within 1TD: 5 TD-0 INT

Peyton Manning
2009 Season
Behind by 1 TD: 9 TD-2 INT; Within 1 TD: 23 TD-9 INT; 4th Quarter Within 1TD: 6 TD-1 INT

Bottom line, when it matters, JC fails.

Posted by: CecIVC |

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 10, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

The dude is from La Plata, MD. Maybe he has interest in "coming home."

Posted by: justicio | March 10, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Also said he failed his physical with the Raiders this year. What's that all about?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 10, 2010 1:38 PM

Players almost always fail their physicals when they are due a roster bonus the team does not want to pay.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 10, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I like to see them draft Blount form Oregon in the 3rd or 4th round.

Posted by: ksykes3 | March 10, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

No to Larry Johnson. Maybe to Willie Parker. I think Parker would do all right as long as he's not having to carry the load. And, if we don't sign Parker, I'm sure Shanny can find a suitable RB to complement Portis with our 4th or 5th round pick.

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 10, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

No to Larry Johnson. Maybe to Willie Parker. I think Parker would do all right as long as he's not having to carry the load. And, if we don't sign Parker, I'm sure Shanny can find a suitable RB to complement Portis with our 4th or 5th round pick.

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 10, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

God NO,,,,,,,,

Thats all this team needs, the Running back tandem, of Dim & Wit.

Posted by: dashriprock | March 10, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

rsh, thanks, he's been in the league what 7 years?

yeah, pft had something along those lines as well....can't hurt to bring him in for a look see, find out for ourselves what his status is.....low mileage cat for sure....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Problem with Fargas is that he get injured every year. That's why his carries are low. So to make a move in that direction, you'd have to be confident in his medical reports.

Posted by: TWISI | March 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

It is starting to smell like fear and desperation.

Posted by: mmcghee701 | March 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

No thanks, got enough character issues in our locker room and Johnson is way past his prime anyway. Much rather have Parker, but we'll see if he eventually signs.

Posted by: DCinSD | March 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Pass on LJ and see if Best from Cal is available in the 2nd.

Posted by: quinn3 | March 10, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I like to see them draft Blount form Oregon in the 3rd or 4th round.

Posted by: ksykes3 | March 10, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse


ksykes3, we don't have a 3rd round pick. But I like your thinking.

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 10, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Who could think this is a good idea? Vinny is that you in a Allen mask???

Posted by: redryan400 | March 10, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I am sure its a "no play - no pay" Contract but you hate to see him take up the limited space of a preseason roster if he and his achilles dont make the cut.
Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 10, 2010 12:50 PM

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Limited space?? We cut 10 guys & signed 2... we got 5 draft picks & of course we don't have to be down to 53 until 1 week before opening day... we're good.

I like this, because you know this guy has 7 million reasons to take his rehab seriously, obviously we don't want to rush it. These Samoan guys have good work ethic, which is why I like Suh over McCoy.

I also think this is just the first NT that we are going to sign/pick... We aren't going to let our whole defensive system collapse based on a 31 year old coming off double Achilles surgery.

At least they say his injury is healing properly now & just a few weeks from stepping up his rehab... He said he would of been prepared to sign & take physical in May or June... so reports that say he may not be ready for week 1, I think are exaggerated.

F Larry Johnson... He still has a year of probation left... he's just got too much drama, don't like dudes that hit women & he has done it 3 times... he's one step away from Lawrence Phillips.

Posted by: tony325 | March 10, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

"(Although it does still stand that when he did target a receiver >20yds, his completion percentage was ~36%)

The point was that the "dump off" argument was supported by JC's actual statistics when viewing more than "plays >20yds" or "plays >40yds", either through his own personal play or as a victim of circumstance. Just saying, don't necessarily look at yardage and completion % going up as a sign of improvement, especially when there's quite a bit of evidence to point to the contrary.

Posted by: CecIVC"

Ok, now you're getting closer to having merit in your argument.

You have one glaring flaw. That 36% completion for passes >20 yards has no frame of reference -- unless you believe the average QB is equally as accurate 25 yards downfield as he is 5 yards downfield (which, of course, nobody is).

So unless you provide comparisons to other QBs percentages at >20 yards, that statistic has no useful value to anybody analyzing his play.

Posted by: psps23 | March 10, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Pass on LJ and see if Best from Cal is available in the 2nd.

Posted by: quinn3 | March 10, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I like Jahvid Best, but I think our 2nd rounder could be better used on more OL help -- even if we end up taking Okung at #4.

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 10, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

""The "dump off" argument originates in the fact that 85% of his completions and 69% of his attempts were directed at receivers behind or within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. It also originates in the fact that his completion percentage is 80% in that range and drops off to 47% beyond that."

Interesting fact. However most WCO QBs have been accused at one point or another of inflating their stats by dinking and dunking beneath the coverage -- especially wide. But that's how the offense is supposed to work, moving the chains with short passes until a lane opens up deep. And why Campbell is actually a decent fit for it --his strength is accuracy in the short game.

He's definitely not a great deep passer however, which no doubt influenced the play-calling. You notice on the rare occasion when Collins replaced Campbell he usually completed a deep pass. That's because the defense had drawn up to contain those short throws.

I wonder if what bugs people most about Jason is that he isn't an exciting QB. He doesn't win games with big plays. He also doesn't usually lose games with errors the way Jay Cutler or Brett Favre do.

In some ways, he's a Joe Gibbs QB, and Gibbs won 3 Super Bowls and went to an NFC championship game with 4 different QBs.
You're absolutely

Posted by: Samson151 | March 10, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

the pro jc/anti jc argument has WAY, WAY surpassed the Pierce thing.....I mean at this point its just laughable.....unless someone trades for him, which I doubt is gonna happen, he's here for the next year....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Mayor...You should change your nickname to Baskin Robbins, because you're always getting scooped these days.

In the last 24 hours you've "mis-reported" on A. Bryant, assured us that Maake was only in for a look see and nothing would happen for weeks/months, been given the reach around by ESPN on LJ and I'm sure I'm missing several other slack jawed filings that were posted on some Middle school newspaper site before they made it to RI.

One question for you: How many times an hour do you hit refresh on Google news "Redskins"?

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | March 10, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

It is starting to smell like fear and desperation.

Posted by: mmcghee701 | March 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse
Huh??? I think it is just the opposite. FO is rather calm and confident, not springing for huge contracts just to keep someone from leaving town to see another team. It's about time, too!

Posted by: frediefritz | March 10, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Pass on LJ and see if Best from Cal is available in the 2nd.

Posted by: quinn3 | March 10, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I like Jahvid Best, but I think our 2nd rounder could be better used on more OL help -- even if we end up taking Okung at #4.

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 10, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

In fact our O-line would end up getting Best killed. You gotta create something to get him into open space, we are unable to do that currently. Best would be pancaked on a lot of tackles for loss. I like Best but im in foravor of drafting a bigger bodied back this year. But not gonna complain if talent falls in our lap, such as a Best or McCluster further down.

Posted by: Stu27 | March 10, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 10, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

"If not our biggest problem, its close..
Here is some "context" that has nothing to to do with 10 yard completions or less.
From CecIV"

We've seen this argument before, and it isn't growing more convincing with time. No quarterback functions in a vacuum. Context is needed before an interpretation can be reliable. And comparing JC to 3 other QBs for no other reason than they happen to be in the same division is quite illogical. Not to mention that they're some of the better QBs in the NFL.

Bogus comparisons obscure, they don't illuminate.

It's a good example of setting out to use stats selectively in order to prove your preconceived point, rather than using them to find out what's behind a phenomenon.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 10, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

JC will be traded shortly for Brady Quinn and a draft pick.....Discuss....

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 10, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

I like Jahvid Best, but I think our 2nd rounder could be better used on more OL help -- even if we end up taking Okung at #4.

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 10, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I think we'll have to see who is still available in the 2nd and who we got in the first. I mean if draft Okung in the first and there are no great OL prospects left by the 2nd round then why not take Best? We all think we know how the draft is going to unfold but in reality it will be borked by pick #8.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 10, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

And whats the deal with OJ Atogwe? Why aren't we scheduling a visit with him? No draft pick compensation?

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 10, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I think we should bring in Buddy Hardeman and Ricky Claitt next for a FA interview.

Posted by: joeboggs | March 10, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

LJ= HELL NO.....

Posted by: dcwun | March 10, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Cody is down to 349 pounds. I think he's showing good work ethic. I must admit that I' surprised by that. Could be a sleeper pick for the Skins in the second round.

Posted by: TWISI | March 10, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

If Larry Johnson is the answer..I want to know what the question is..I'm not trying to be flip..but this guy is a cancer..

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It is starting to smell like fear and desperation.

Posted by: mmcghee701 | March 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse
Huh??? I think it is just the opposite. FO is rather calm and confident, not springing for huge contracts just to keep someone from leaving town to see another team. It's about time, too!

Posted by: frediefritz | March 10, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mmcghee701 | March 10, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

If Larry Johnson is the answer..I want to know what the question is..I'm not trying to be flip..but this guy is a cancer..

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It is starting to smell like fear and desperation.

Posted by: mmcghee701 | March 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse
Huh??? I think it is just the opposite. FO is rather calm and confident, not springing for huge contracts just to keep someone from leaving town to see another team. It's about time, too!

Posted by: frediefritz | March 10, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mmcghee701 | March 10, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

with his rap sheet, it figures that the Raiders want to look at him.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 10, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

You wanna get crazy, let's get crazy! I don't think it's unreasonable for the Redskins to have NO desire to sign LJ -- he's leverage for Willie Parker. BA can go to Parker and say, we have options, you need us more than we need you. Especially since the Chiefs just signed Thomas Jones (meaning one less job for Parker). They don't like Parker's asking price, they want to see what else is out there and they're killing two birds with one stone. They may be able to get Parker (who has enough tread to be a change-of-pace RB) to sign dirt cheap.

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 10, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

No! No! No! Don't the Skins have an overpriced diva runningback already?

Posted by: fedex11 | March 10, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I know I'm in the minority on this but I actually think LJ would be a very good signing, and a much better one than Willie Parker. He is 30 but other than the one huge year, he has relatively little mileage on him.

He has had some issues but he should come relatively cheap, and I think his style of running is actually a perfect fit for Shanahan's system. LJ, Portis, and a young Rb with some speed would be a nice committee situation. And all things considered, I would honestly rather have LJ than CP at this point.

Posted by: VaTerp1 | March 10, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Sign him Deadskins!!! Sign him quick!!! Don't let this guy get away. Keep the Deadskin-Danny tradition going of signing overated A-holes - Got Portis!!! And Thank You Little Danny for keeping my Eagles in the playoffs.

Posted by: billm32 | March 10, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Just got home, so I may be late in getting this out to you guys. A buddy called, SWEARS that he saw CP at the Pittsburgh airport this morn.

Posted by: scmonty1 | March 10, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Larry Johnson would be a good fit. He wanted a backup runner in KC and they didn't want to hear it. He would be a great compliment to Portis. He is stacked and would rather truck you over than go around.

Posted by: bert3 | March 10, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Larry Johnson would be a good fit. He wanted a backup runner in KC and they didn't want to hear it. He would be a great compliment to Portis. He is stacked and would rather truck you over than go around.

Posted by: bert3 | March 10, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

A 30 year old running back w/ off field issues, why bother? How about looking at LT or Westbrook if you're looking at aging backs?

Posted by: randysbailin | March 10, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Jason is a beast plain and simple! Jay Cutler as a fake white hope, and so is Quinn, they will never have the skills that JC has. With all things being equal JC would easily be compared to the so-called tops qb's in the NFL, not Cutler and Quinn give me a break!!!! stop posting this last minute great qb stuff,when you know JC was running for his fn life. Zorn couldn't call plays in the first 58 minutes how in the hell you expect him to out smart a defense in the last 2 minutes? You can pretend that JC is not a good qb all you want, but the coaches, GM and real football watchers know the truth.

Posted by: gwest1 | March 10, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Jason is a beast plain and simple! Jay Cutler as a fake white hope, and so is Quinn, they will never have the skills that JC has. With all things being equal JC would easily be compared to the so-called tops qb's in the NFL, not Cutler and Quinn give me a break!!!! stop posting this last minute great qb stuff,when you know JC was running for his fn life. Zorn couldn't call plays in the first 58 minutes how in the hell you expect him to out smart a defense in the last 2 minutes? You can pretend that JC is not a good qb all you want, but the coaches, GM and real football watchers know the truth.

Posted by: gwest1 | March 10, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Skins need a RB who can get tough yards. 3rd and short, goal line. I think it's a wise move to talk to this guy. We don't have anyone on our roster who can help in the short game.

Posted by: sorry2say | March 11, 2010 2:19 AM | Report abuse

Jason is a beast plain and simple! Jay Cutler as a fake white hope, and so is Quinn, they will never have the skills that JC has. With all things being equal JC would easily be compared to the so-called tops qb's in the NFL, not Cutler and Quinn give me a break!!!! stop posting this last minute great qb stuff,when you know JC was running for his fn life. Zorn couldn't call plays in the first 58 minutes how in the hell you expect him to out smart a defense in the last 2 minutes? You can pretend that JC is not a good qb all you want, but the coaches, GM and real football watchers know the truth.

Posted by: gwest1 | March 10, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

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@gwest1- Thanks for playing the race card so early in your post. Now I don't have to take you seriously.
As far as QB's go, all things AREN'T equal, as Campbell has shown us over the years. He is not an elite QB, no matter where he plays. He is, however, the best we have. I'm glad he was tendered and think he can make a difference this year.
And don't blame Zorn because we had no O-Line. Lomabrdi, Shula, Walsh, Knoll or Gibbs could have been calling plays...who cares if we can't block anyone?

Posted by: sorry2say | March 11, 2010 2:35 AM | Report abuse

well, if he signs, he won't be a feature back... he'll try to be the 'boomer' we need in short yardage. clinton, notwithstanding, we need a speed back or a runaway back. with o-line help and a balanced attack, clinton might still gain 1000 next year if he's healthy.

Posted by: dcjazzman | March 11, 2010 2:49 AM | Report abuse

Why did the give up on Marcus Mason?? Plzzz - he has so much more upside then LJ.

Posted by: gs12 | March 11, 2010 7:22 AM | Report abuse

How is Johnson gonna challenge Portis? Portis could be challenged by a great number of backs..including a lot of rookies. Johnson is more over the hill with a bad attitude to boot than even CP.
They got rid of Gather..and he ran better than Portis..when CP was healthy?
SPEED, SPEED, AND MORE..SPEED..is what they need in running backs. The defense has to feel threatened that a back could take it all the way on any play. CP or LJ maybe 10-15 yards on a big play.
REMEMBER..THE O LINE OPENS THE HOLES!

Posted by: blazerguy234 | March 11, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

Look what LJ did with a no name line and he got sick of taking a pounding!!!! He would bust his butt and Got Nothing From Haley who is a joke as a Coach. He is just Like Zorn Great Offensive Coordinator but Not Head Coach Material

Posted by: bert3 | March 11, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

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