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James Davis could make this week's roster

By Jason Reid

Because of the Redskins' depth concerns at running back, James Davis could be promoted from the practice squad for this week's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

"You hear talk about it [in the locker room], but you never know until you hear from the head man [Coach Mike Shanahan]," Davis said after practice Monday at Redskins Park. "It's a good sign, but my thing is to always go out and practice hard so that there can be no question when they have to make those tough decisions."

Because of a hamstring injury, starter Ryan Torain sat out the second half of the Week 8 loss to Detroit. Rookie running back Keiland Williams was the Redskins' only active back in the final two quarters at Ford Field.

Chad Simpson, who primarily contributes on special teams, has been slowed recently by a hamstring problem. Former top back Clinton Portis has been sidelined since he suffered a severe groin tear in a Week 4 victory over Philadelphia.

Moreover, Davis apparently has drawn interest from other teams. The Redskins may have to sign him to the active 53-man roster to retain him.

"My agent tells me things, but this is where I want to be," Davis said. "I like this system. It's similar to what I did in college, so it's not hard to pick it up.

"I've always wanted to play for Coach Shanahan in this system. So no matter [if other teams pursue him], we would give the Redskins the first chance because I want to be here. I think this is good for me."

By Jason Reid  | November 8, 2010; 4:30 PM ET
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Comments

GOOD!

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 8, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I thought he was great at Clemson. Get some fresh legs out there.

Pound the Eagles early and often in the run game, then abuse Stewart Bradley with Chris Cooley.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 8, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

U are right iH8, James Davis will be awesome in this system.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 8, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I thought he was great at Clemson.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 8, 2010 4:40 PM

We'll definitely have him on the field for the traditional rivalry game with the South Carolina Gamecocks. Spurrier won't know what hit him.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 8, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Campbell was phenomenal again!

We're done for 3-5 years, way to go Shan`a`Cool

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 8, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

It's going to be fun watching the Eagles get McNabb'd.

We go over 30 points this game.

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 8, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Fowl -- I think your call on Harbaugh is a good one. I suspect jerruh isn't going to get a retread and none of the big names will want to have jerruh for a GM. He blew it with parcells.

Harbaugh is coming to the NFL soon enough, his brother is a success in B'more. Two Stanford HC that became pro HC -- Dennis Green and Bill Walsh.

Harbaugh won't be a guy who wants to be GM and he's a very aggressive motivator.

Me, I'm hoping jerruh hires norv. I think the team that hires Harbaugh will be glad they did.

If I had to go off the wall on a HC pick for dallas, I'd go with Rob Ryan, the DC in Cle. He coached for Al Davis and he's wildly intense guy who's overachieved.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 8, 2010 4:37 PM |

Ryan is a very good pull.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | November 8, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Campbell was phenomenal again!

We're done for 3-5 years, way to go Shan`a`Cool

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 8, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse
pabrian : Jason Campbell = KurtShanaman : Colt Brennan

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 8, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

pabrian : Jason Campbell = KurtShanaman : Colt Brennan

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 8, 2010 4:50 PM |

parbrain : Redskins = iH8dallas : Cowboys

Posted by: beep-beep | November 8, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

If Jason Garrett is as bad of a HC as he is play caller then this should be entertaining.

Bottom-line though is that this will be an attractive vacancy. Talented roster, top 3 pick, brand new stadium, & the 2nd most valuable sports franchise (behind ManU).

Only one drawback...JJ.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 8, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Pabrian: Reality = Haters: Denial: Kool Aid

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 8, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

the DIC-tater again running from reality..bring up some o-linemen from the practice squad namely cooke to start at center and capers as a back -up if not this team will be looking at a 4-5 record after monday night, eagles will come to washington with vick and other weapons and win the game. I don't know what james davis can do but I do know that the LG and Center on this team CAN'T BLOCK and that will result in another loss and more blaming the qb just like last yr with the racists and luciferians(same thing) howling like wolfs for mcnabb's ouster.

Posted by: wathu19 | November 8, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Luciferians. Nice touch.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 8, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Pabrian: Reality = Haters: Denial: Kool Aid

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 8, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse
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You're right. It's much more realistic to believe that we are better off with coaches and players from a 4-12 cluster f--k of a team.

How can you pitch for the past? It's just not even debatable that this year's team, with all of it's warts, is better than last's.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | November 8, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/cause-of-death/violence/by-state


interesting the Va. Md. and D.C. area are all in top twenty in deaths by violence with DC coming in strong as #1. Not the category you wish to be #1 in right? Friend sent this to me today figured I'd share.


Glad I don't live there anymore.

HTTR!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | November 8, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

How can you pitch for the past? It's just not even debatable that this year's team, with all of it's warts, is better than last's.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | November 8, 2010 6:20 PM

The Cowpies WISH they were as good as the Zornskins!

Posted by: Alan4 | November 8, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Jerry goes with a proven guy to whom he will hand over the some of the reins - Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher, Jeff Fisher.

Jerry has a habit of letting someone else run the team and bring it to respectability and stock it with talent; then he turns around and fires the person in charge; then he installs a puppet coach or 2 and tries to win with the talent that someone else assembled; after a couple years of mediocrity and mismanagement on his part he finds a new credible person to go with.

Now, he is the mode of needing find a new credible person to go with.

Posted by: p1funk | November 8, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

p1- Terps season opener on now on comcast

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 8, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

The Cowpies WISH they were as good as the Zornskins!


Posted by: Alan4

Now that's funny! To think that Bum's kid's worse season isn't up to Zoron standards is classic.

F DALLAS

Posted by: dcwun | November 8, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

the DIC-tater again running from reality..bring up some o-linemen from the practice squad namely cooke to start at center...

Posted by: wathu19 | November 8, 2010 5:59 PM
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Why do you all insist on Cooke being a good center? The guy played out of position in college. He's really too tall to play center. He will either be a guard or a tackle in the future.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 8, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

To any Dallas Cowboy fans:

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...ouch, I think I might have pulled something...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 8, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Well, Dan-O must be experiencing a rush of schadenfreude over Jerrah's troubles down in Big D, even if part of his heart goes out to a fellow idiot owner in solidarity. Indeed, Jerrah's troubles are a whole level worse than what Snyder went through last year, bad as that was.

Let us all pray: that this reinforces the message of the Zorn/Vinny years for Dan hire good football people and get the %*#& out of the way, if you want to make good football decisions.

Posted by: Pepper5 | November 8, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5781527

Here is a report about the injuries suffered on the O-line for the NY Gints.

I don't remember which RI faithful kept pounding on the RG Shawn Andrews drum, but it seems he/they were right. Shawn Andrews is a terrific guard and the Gints are even using him as a Left tackle in times of need...

Vinny here, Vinny gone and are talent evaluators still suck. How did we miss out on him considering the state of our O-line?

Posted by: Vicc | November 8, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

please fired Shanahan and his son! and trade cooley (we need draft picks!) besides, fred davis is better....hands down! oh, by the way, JC is doing his thing in Oakland!, and Mike Vick! thanks shanahan for everything!

Posted by: mwashington | November 8, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

If they bring up James Davis from the practice squad, who do they cut from the roster?

My guess is that it would be K. Williams. He would be eligable to be re-signed back to the practice squad, and I don't think Chad Simpson still has practice squad eligability.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 8, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

please fired Shanahan and his son! and trade cooley (we need draft picks!) besides, fred davis is better....hands down! oh, by the way, JC is doing his thing in Oakland!, and Mike Vick! thanks shanahan for everything!

Posted by: mwashington | November 8, 2010 8:40 PM |

It must be mentally handicap week on RI. Another candidate for a helmet and a dream.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 8, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Why do you all insist on Cooke being a good center? The guy played out of position in college. He's really too tall to play center. He will either be a guard or a tackle in the future.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 8, 2010 8:19 PM

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I actually think we should give it a try, RedSkinHead.

At this point we just need a Center who does not get pushed back every play. And to argue that Rabach knows the line calls seems a bit moot, considering teams are still getting pressure up the middle.

C'mon RSH, you were the one who made the joke about Rabach's line calls weren't you?

"Williams, Hicks, Brown, you guys block, Lictensteinger, on the ground with me" ?

Posted by: Vicc | November 8, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Pabrian: Reality = Haters: Denial: Kool Aid

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 8, 2010 5:52 PM


Pabrian: You= 12 year old moron. Actually u make obama look like a genius.

Posted by: SkinEm1 | November 8, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe that people are already calling for Shanahn's head. One of the main reasons for the Redskin's consistent failure has been the revolving door for the head coach job. Now people want to give the door another spin before Shanahan has even completed a full season. What this team needs more than anything else is stability! Shanahan is a quality coach that has inherited a team with multiple problems. Problems that any sensible fan knew would take more than one year to fix.

Let's see how the team finishes the season, and what Shanahan/Allen do in the offseason to continue to right the ship before we consider throwing him overboard.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 8, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

I agree on Shanahan. It's best if the new regime is given five years, longer if they are able to truly turn things around here. Assuming they don't screw up hugely -- obviously they haven't yet -- I hope they're around for years to come.

Posted by: Pepper5 | November 8, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

You gotta understand Kaas that all these idiots are just as stupid as Snyder when it comes to football. If you haven't won the Superbowl by midpoint of the season then we HAVE to fire the coach and start over. These people are EXACTLY the reason we are consistently bad or mediocre. No patience, no sense, no muzzle.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 8, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 8, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

I'll say it..

We should have signed TO to a 1 yr deal.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 8, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

I understand, but I still find people's lack of patience and understanding of the core problems stupifying. Whatever happened to long term planning?

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 8, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

On the other hand, the question of "long term planning" brings to my mind some of Shanahan's more dubious offseason moves... did he believe he could actually get it done with the roster he has here?

I've got to believe that a few more weeks of losing will make long term planning his new obsession instead of an afterthought.

Posted by: Pepper5 | November 8, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

One move Shanahan's made that I like, all the players he grabbed have fit his philosophy. The new guys on the team for this year were not the top free agents, but they fit the plan. Many of them will not be long term answers but he is getting guys that fit what they want to do.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 8, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Redskins need to hurry up and get James Davis on the active roster. James posted on twitter today that the Panthers was adding him to there 53 man roster today, but he wanted to stay a Skin.

Posted by: roccoskins | November 8, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Why do you all insist on Cooke being a good center? The guy played out of position in college. He's really too tall to play center. He will either be a guard or a tackle in the future.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 8, 2010 8:19 PM

`

I actually think we should give it a try, RedSkinHead.

At this point we just need a Center who does not get pushed back every play. And to argue that Rabach knows the line calls seems a bit moot, considering teams are still getting pressure up the middle.

===

Seriously, what do we have to lose?

I watched him all through preseason and never once saw him get trucked into the backfield. That's gotta be worth something. Or try him at Guard, we pretty much suck across the boards on interior O line. Let's shake it up a little.

Posted by: edvar | November 8, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

I just think we need to see clear direction from Shanny this offseason (+ the rest of this season). Meaning - if we are going to rebuild, then lets do it right and not give away valuable picks for players that will only be here a year or are only a marginal upgrade over what we have. If we are going to win now, then throw all the picks away you want, but don't try to claim you didn't know what you were getting with an 11 year vet. Pick a direction, and go with it. If there is still this in-between crap, then I'd say he should go, because the in-between crap is what kept us crappy for about 2 decades.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | November 8, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

We shoulda grabbed Randy moss! He woulda made mcnaab a sure hofer. How did the titans end up getting him anyway?! Skins had the worse record!?

Anyways I wonder what the terms of the mcnaab deal is...how is it decided wether it's a 3rd or a 4th rounder next year?

Posted by: dealer1 | November 8, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

I hate the Macca benching as much as anybody, particularly because it appeared the head coach was willing to sacrifice whatever scant chance the team had for coming back to win.

But if Macca bounces back and plays significantly better for the next few games, we'll all be crowing happily about what a genius motivator Shanny is, won't we?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 8, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Anyways I wonder what the terms of the mcnaab deal is...how is it decided wether it's a 3rd or a 4th rounder next year?

Posted by: dealer1 | November 8, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

I think it was the higher pick if we win 10 games or he makes the prow bowl? may be wrong about the games

Posted by: alex35332 | November 8, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

I'll say it again...

Since the McNabb trade went contrary to the whole offseason and signified that we were loading up for bear.

We should have singed TO.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 8, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

But if Macca bounces back and plays significantly better for the next few games, we'll all be crowing happily about what a genius motivator Shanny is, won't we?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 8, 2010 11:00 PM

There are some people, Nate, that will never be happy no matter who is doing what. The peabrains and wathu's of the world will b!tch and moan and cry about what we are doing now yet never be able to offer a plausible solution as to how they would fix it. You know why? Because all they want to do is act like whiny litlle b!tches and if we start to win then they have to go and clean the sand out of their giant sandy vaginas.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 8, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

I guess we could have "singed" to TO but I meant signed him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 8, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Wow! Cincy just got handed a TD by the refs....

Posted by: edvar | November 8, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

The technique used by the kicker from Pittsburgh is just terrible. His plant foot moves and he leans way left, and then compensates by sliding his hips through the kick instead of rotating and weight shifting. It is a series of mistakes that - if done in perfect timing - offset each other, but otherwise leads to a bad kick.

He gotta go.

Posted by: edvar | November 8, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: edvar | November 8, 2010 11:37 PM

Nice observation Ray Finkle.

LACES OUT!!

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 8, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

scamp, you have to admit we've had mixed signals from the Park... we all get emotionally prepared for a difficult period of rebuilding, which is acceptable because grownups are finally running the show, and then BAM! we get McNabb and suddenly it seems rational to want to win every game... this is the conundrum I think Diesel was suggesting above.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 8, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

scamp, you have to admit we've had mixed signals from the Park... we all get emotionally prepared for a difficult period of rebuilding, which is acceptable because grownups are finally running the show, and then BAM! we get McNabb and suddenly it seems rational to want to win every game... this is the conundrum I think Diesel was suggesting above.

Posted by: NateinthePDX

I think some fan bases are willing to rebuild if there is reason to think it will work. Shanahan and Allen bought Danny some time to rebuild without losing fans.

Shanny chose not to rebuild, but to 'win now'. It feels like a bridge too far.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 8, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Anyways I wonder what the terms of the mcnaab deal is...how is it decided wether it's a 3rd or a 4th rounder next year?

Posted by: dealer1 | November 8, 2010 10:58 PM

Either way, we've lost both picks. The Saints and the Iggles will take our 3rd and 4th rounders... McNabb determines which team gets which pick based on whether he a) makes the pro bowl b) gets us to the playoffs or c) we win 9 games. If any of those happen, Philly gets the 3rd rounder and the Saints get the 4th.

If none of those things happen, the Saints get the 3rd rounder and Philly gets the 4th.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 9, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: edvar | November 8, 2010 11:37 PM

Nice observation Ray Finkle.

LACES OUT!!

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 8, 2010 11:39 PM

I believe the next line is "Obsess much?"

Posted by: edvar | November 9, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Shanny chose not to rebuild, but to 'win now'. It feels like a bridge too far.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 8, 2010 11:54 PM

Agreed. With our O line, lack of depth at WR and old backfield (during training camp at least - there all pretty much gone now...) winning now was a fantasy.

Same question I posed the other night: Would we have been better off using the draft picks from the McNabb trade on O line instead? Including trading that 2nd rounder back for a 3 and 4.

Hard to say... You also need a good QB to win.

Bottom line, it was - and still is a 2-3 year process, cuz we got no depth and guys starting who should only be back-ups (Hicks, Rabach, Lickurmother, Galloway, Carter, K Moore...crap that's a long list!)

Posted by: edvar | November 9, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

edvar- great movie in it's day.

Nate- Yes we had a 3-5 yr plan in place with our diligent and frugal FA period and then did the exact opposite in trading 2 high picks when we acquired a 33 yr old QB.

I didn’t like it then and hate it now.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 9, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Righto, zeke.

Trading away draft picks to fill need positions with veterans is "win now" behavior.

The killer thing is, if Macca is deemed not to be the guy at QB, we either get to spin the trade/free agent/veteran wheel again or start over with a high draft pick. Or whatever. So we're backed into a corner, such as.

Gosh, do I hope Donovan bounces back from the benching by playing lights out for the next, oh, four straight games.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 9, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

I don't believe that the redskins are in as much of a "win now" mode as many people seem to think. If "win now" was truly their goal, then I think the would have gone after some bigger name free agents such as TO, or made a move for Randy Moss, etc.

If my observations about the Redskin's personell moves are correct, They are simply trying for some respectability now while shooting for a team that will be legitimate contenders starting in 2012 and continuing for a long span in the future.

Almost all of the free agents they brought in have a shelf life of three years or less. Most were not offered expensive long term contracts. They are there to simply keep a spot warm untill they can be replaced by younger players in the 2011 and 2012 drafts, who will become the core of a rejuvinated team. Meanwhile they offer the Redskins enough talent and experience to keep the team competitive although not yet dominant.

The McNabb trade was simply the biggest move in this plan. I think Shanahan and Allen saw him as (1) a QB who is mobile enough to win some games behind a O-line that will take a couple of years to rebuild. (2) That he would be able to pick up the offense fairly quickly because he was coming from another west coast offensive system. (3) If all went well, his final job would be to help groom the QB of the future who would be drafted in 2012.

#1 has been true. McNabb has made plays behind our still porous O-line to help us win games where other QBs would have been sacked.

#2 hasn't worked out so well. He is apparently struggling to learn the Shanahan's version of the west coast offense, has made some poor decisions, and generally not played up to expectations.

If McNabb can make strides in learning the offense and improve his play in the last half of the season, then he will still be on track for #3, and the Redskins will offer him an extension. If not, then they go to "Plan B".

Plan B would be to cut bait on McNabb at the end of this season. The QB of the future will be drafted a year early in 2011. He will be groomed behind Grossman, who the Shanahans have confidence in his knowledge of the system if not his physical skills. It is likely that Grossman would only have to be the starter for a limited number of games due to a lockout shortened season.

Either way, the likelihood that the Redskins will have all the pieces in place to be long term contenders in 2012 is high, as long as they continue with the current strategy. Meanwhile we should expect to see a respectable but not great team for the rest of this year and next year.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 9, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Since we get a 4th round pick for Campbell, it's sort of like we traded Campbell and a 2nd for McNabb.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 9, 2010 12:29 AM | Report abuse

"Meanwhile they offer the Redskins enough talent and experience to keep the team competitive although not yet dominant."

kaas, how can you describe this as the plan and then say that McNabb has not played up to expectations? The Redskins have been precisely "competitive although not yet dominant," and that's almost entirely because of Donovan.

I dunno... I reckon we'll never know what they expected to accomplish this season.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 9, 2010 12:32 AM | Report abuse

It seems obvious that he hasn't played up to the Shanahans' expectations. If he had, we wouldn't have been hearing about any benching drama for the last week.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 9, 2010 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Before the season, I was predicting 8-8, maybe 9-7 if things went particularly well. We're 4-4, half way there, so I'm content. Would I be happier if we had won the winable St. Louis and Detriot games? Of course, but sh!t happens to mediocre teams. We're a mediocre team and that's all I expected this year. especially with a work in progress O-line. At least we haven't been consistently god awfull like last year. I'm not one of those fans up here who are crying that the sky is falling.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 9, 2010 1:03 AM | Report abuse

"I guess we could have "singed" to TO but I meant signed him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 8, 2010 11:20 PM"

^^New meaning to a hot deal.^^ :)

Hey, everyone, A 4-4 record means we DO have 8 more games for the season to be over. Wait till then to get ready to "fire" anybody. The 4 wins we have at the bye week is still "4". The same number FOUR we had last year, as in 4-12. 2 times as good as last year, at least for now. I will agree 100% on getting better across the board on O-line.

BTW that beats Dallas' ONE win, period!

HTTR!

Posted by: davedeltawhiskeybravo | November 9, 2010 1:39 AM | Report abuse

I'll say it..

We should have signed TO to a 1 yr deal.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 8, 2010 9:35 PM


I was saying that all offseason and people looked at me like I was nuts.

I knew he had something left in the tank...it was just a matter of keeping him from going full turd again.

Thus far, he's been all production and no distraction...to the point that a Pro-Bowler like Ochocinco has now been made to look like the complimentary malcontent people thought TO would be.

Santana Moss and TO would have been a nice duo in our passing game...but alas, it's now just the stuff of "what ifs" and great Madden seasons...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 9, 2010 5:21 AM | Report abuse

great Madden seasons...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 9, 2010 5:21 AM

oxymorons: butthead, government assistance, guest host, great Madden seasons

Posted by: beep-beep | November 9, 2010 6:14 AM | Report abuse

Either way, the likelihood that the Redskins will have all the pieces in place to be long term contenders in 2012 is high, as long as they continue with the current strategy. Meanwhile we should expect to see a respectable but not great team for the rest of this year and next year.

Posted by: kaasmaster

I am not sure how you are confident they are going to have the pieces in place to be contenders in 2012 and beyond. For starters finding a franchise qb is extremely difficult. Just because they draft a QB in the first round of next years draft does not mean the guy is going to pan out. They are also going to be in the middle of the draft so they will not have their choice of QBs. Even they do get a franchise QB they have a ton of holes and not many draft picks. The oline needs a complete overhaul with the exception of Twilliams. There is nothing at WR other than Moss who is a free agent. RB is collection of cast offs. So on offense they are set at two spots. On defense they have Landry, Orakpo, Hall, Kareem and Alexander. Only Landry and Orakpo are above average players. I don't see Haynesworth sticking next year much less into 2012. I am interested in hearing how you think they are going to fill all of those holes in two off seasons with limited draft picks? Free agency may provide a player or two but is certainly not a way to build a team to be a consistent contender.

Posted by: srobert1117 | November 9, 2010 6:15 AM | Report abuse

AH...What??? Who was sying sign TO?

Posted by: fat_back | November 9, 2010 6:19 AM | Report abuse

AH...What??? Who was sying sign TO?

Posted by: fat_back | November 9, 2010 6:20 AM | Report abuse

Remember Full Metal Jacket - when Ermy's on top of the climbing obstacle and Pyle's trying to go over top and can't make it. Ermy starts in with - THEN QUIT, QUIT, you bleep bleep, get the F down off my obstacle. That's what the cowgirls did they needed someone on the sidelines berating them like that. But of course I want them to suk, so F dallas, give em hearts and flowers.

Posted by: outsourced_in_va | November 9, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

I don't care if we have to live with 13-year veterans at WR, LB, etc. For the next 5 years, the Skins need to get the best offensive and defensive linemen they can find.

Posted by: jboogie1 | November 9, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Another great Redskins personnel move getting rid of Betts (and Cartwright).

Posted by: d1232 | November 9, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

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