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Johnson ready to play -- on the field, and in video games

Larry Johnson is ready to start gaming in Washington. In fact, he recently set up 73-inch and 85-inch televisions and a thumping sound system in his townhouse, perfect for his favorite video games.

"We're big TV people; we're big into audio," Johnson said. "If it ain't going to make you deaf, we ain't going to mess with it."

But Johnson is also preparing to take the field for the first time with the Redskins as he competes for carries in a backfield crowded with talent, including Clinton Portis and Willie Parker. Johnson, who signed with Washington in March, said his transition thus far has been just fine.

As the team prepares for its next set of organized team activities (OTAs) this week, Johnson says he's comfortable with the number of carries he has received so far in minicamps and during organized team activities.

Still, there are questions about how Johnson will fit in. Coach Mike Shanahan is implementing a zone-blocking scheme that relies on its running backs to read a play and make the right cuts toward openings. Although that system seems to run counter to Johnson's strengths as a thundering, downhill runner, he said that was not the case.

"I think it's definitely still downhill, because we're not actually running sideways," Johnson said. "We're waiting for one or two cuts and we're in there. People know I'm going to run downhill. As long as we stretch, stretch, stretch, and then bring it downhill, there's going to be holes on the backside."

Johnson said coming to Washington has been easy. "I'm feeling great," he said. "Everyone's been real cordial, real nice. It's a good surrounding, to be back home."

Johnson grew up in Maryland, and he has an uncle who lives in Maryland and a grandmother from Virginia. Plus, his father, Larry Johnson Sr., often visits the area while making recruiting trips for Penn State, where he is the defensive line coach and known as a talented recruiter of the Washington region.

"It's definitely a home-type feeling, and this is a good situation to be in at this point in my career," Johnson said.

Johnson is acclimating to a new system after signing with the Redskins following off-the-field trouble in Kansas City. He was suspended twice in his final 12 months with the Chiefs, and also posted a gay slur on his Twitter account, insulting fans and questioning Coach Todd Haley. He was waived by Kansas City and finished the 2009 season in Cincinnati.

But even as a newcomer to Washington, Johnson said he was feeling comfortable and ready to start playing again -- on the field and in video games on his big screens.

"When 'Madden' comes around, you get your online gaming on, you've got to be there, because it's like a movie," Johnson said. "We have fun doing that."

By Mark Viera  |  May 31, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  Larry Johnson , Running backs  
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Comments

Here's a thanks to all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this great country so that we can all get on here and b!tch about anything and everything without fear of imprisonement, execution, or any kind of retribution whatsoever except the retaliation of words from those who disagree.

Posted by: scampbell1975

Thanks. U'd figger I'd get the day off- at the office til six.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | May 31, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

His poor neighbors.

Posted by: drischord | May 31, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

They'll be okay, it's only for a couple months.

Posted by: SMACK1 | May 31, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

...my African skull..

Posted by: frak | May 31, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

i bet johnsons townhouse nieghbors love him

Posted by: DLESMonday | May 31, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully LJ is more busy making the REAL Redskins a top flight football team instead of the Madden version...

Seriously--this is all moot. Portis will be the #1 guy, Westbrook will back him up, and a young guy will step up and pass them all on the depth chart by the end of the year. Book it!

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 31, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

LJ is a moron. I hope you're gone before camp so your neighbors can get some peace and quiet.

Posted by: RedskinsXXVI | May 31, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Let's just hope there are no beatable women in the neighborhood for him to assault, batter and victimize.

Posted by: iubiquity | May 31, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

-Father Edward O'Brien, USMC

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 31, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

There's truth there, but what's always struck me as ironic about that quotation is that in many countries, it's also soldiers who have been used to suppress those very same freedoms.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Truth be told, I don't read any lines of a MistaMoe post. I do however confess to the gulity pleasure of reading all the lines of scampbell1975's posts out of morbid curiosity of how the mind of a cretin works.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | May 31, 2010 3:19 PM

This from a man who's handle is FartezDudmore. Forgive me if I could care less what you think and consider your statement an honor.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 31, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

There's truth there, but what's always struck me as ironic about that quotation is that in many countries, it's also soldiers who have been used to suppress those very same freedoms.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 5:22 PM

That would only make it ironic if it were spoken about soldiers of those countries. Very rarely have our troops been used to supress those freedoms in our own country.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 31, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I think it is good news that LJ is spending time at home playing video games instead of going out impregnating strippers, fooling around with under age women, etc. Lighten up, gang. I welcome LJ into the fold. He can be a bruising running back and he will be a real asset in those short yardage situations. I'd even like to see him line up at fullback a little just to trip up defenses. Imagine looking into the backfield at Portis and Johnson...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 31, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

There's truth there, but what's always struck me as ironic about that quotation is that in many countries, it's also soldiers who have been used to suppress those very same freedoms.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 5:22 PM
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Yes, and our military has been used to liberate some of those same countries from tyranny. Unlike most of those countries, we have people who are willing to put their lives on the line to ensure we keep those freedoms that few other countries in the world will ever enjoy. Thanks to all of them.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 31, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Thank you to all the soldiers who helped make this post possible

Posted by: GOmellyDOTcom | May 31, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

The one thing I miss most about the Joe Gibbs era's is his demand that his playes be men of good character, not just good athletes. I can't picture a gibs team with the women beating, gay bashing, stripper impregnating, no work ethic poor sports that we have on the team currently. Guys like that are always bad news, and always wind up hurting the team in the long run.

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 31, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

The one thing I miss most about the Joe Gibbs era's is his demand that his playes be men of good character, not just good athletes. I can't picture a gibs team with the women beating, gay bashing, stripper impregnating, no work ethic poor sports that we have on the team currently. Guys like that are always bad news, and always wind up hurting the team in the long run.

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 31, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, you tell 'em , webbie-prop-job phony psyops spindoctor contrived character "scampbell75"..

I wouldn't have come the back on this Post-psyops spun and septically infected board if it wasn't for the concerted Warmachine mafia's attack on me in music and other media...

Posted by: frak | May 30, 2010 9:48 PM |

Dude - don't know how you came to put me in cosignage with scampbell1975. Dud is a dad.

dad = definitely a dick head

Posted by: PsyOps | May 31, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

"We're big TV people; we're big into audio," Johnson said. "If it ain't going to make you deaf, we ain't going to mess with it."

Ultra loud sounds are best to mask the screams of his woman as he tunes her up.

Posted by: PsyOps | May 31, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

-Father Edward O'Brien, USMC

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 31, 2010 5:09 PM |

And it is Diesel44, not the soldier who has given us a crapola post. Soldiers fight because they are warriors and that's what warriors do. Our freedoms are the result of a social contract between us and the government that was put in writing by the founding fathers in a document called the Bill of Rights.

Posted by: PsyOps | May 31, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

First, what's with all the "we" crap? Are there 2 of them? Also, maybe LJ should make the season opening roster before buying a house and huge TVs.

Posted by: tundey | May 31, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

First, what's with all the "we" crap? Are there 2 of them? Also, maybe LJ should make the season opening roster before buying a house and huge TVs.

Posted by: tundey

I guess that he figures if he doesn't make the team here that his career is over. Since he grew up here and has family here, it would be a logical place for him to retire.

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 31, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

"That would only make it ironic if it were spoken about soldiers of those countries. Very rarely have our troops been used to supress those freedoms in our own country.
Posted by: scampbell1975"

I notice you said 'very rarely' instead of 'never'. What are the exceptions you're thinking of?

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

"...we're big into audio," Johnson said. "If it ain't going to make you deaf, we ain't going to mess with it."

I can picture Larry in the huddle, turning to McNabb: "Huh? Speak up, I cain't hear you, man."

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

"The one thing I miss most about the Joe Gibbs era's is his demand that his playes be men of good character, not just good athletes."

I'm sure that was Joe's devout wish, but remember the era in which he spent most of his coaching career. Plenty of coke, booze, and womanizing. Steroids, too. Dexter was just one example.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

"That would only make it ironic if it were spoken about soldiers of those countries. Very rarely have our troops been used to supress those freedoms in our own country.
Posted by: scampbell1975"

I notice you said 'very rarely' instead of 'never'. What are the exceptions you're thinking of?

Posted by: Samson151

Abe Lincoln used federal troops to supress the successionist press in Maryland prior to the Civil War.

George Washington used troops to supress the Whiskey Rebellion.

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 31, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

"Yes, and our military has been used to liberate some of those same countries from tyranny."Posted by: RedSkinHead

Wouldn't some of the citizens of other nations argue that our military has been used to tyrannize them or suppress their freedoms?

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

I meant Seccesionist. Spelling is not my strong suit.

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 31, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

"Abe Lincoln used federal troops to supress the successionist press in Maryland prior to the Civil War.George Washington used troops to supress the Whiskey Rebellion.Posted by: kaasmaster"

Nothing more recent?

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure that was Joe's devout wish, but remember the era in which he spent most of his coaching career. Plenty of coke, booze, and womanizing. Steroids, too. Dexter was just one example.

Posted by: Samson151
It's not Dexters fault. He couldn't read what the rules were.

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 31, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

You know Lee Greenwood had a thing or two to say about...

Posted by: mack1 | May 31, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

"Abe Lincoln used federal troops to supress the successionist press in Maryland prior to the Civil War.George Washington used troops to supress the Whiskey Rebellion.Posted by: kaasmaster"

Nothing more recent?

Posted by: Samson151
The National guard was called upon to help supress the rights of black people and other civil rights demonstrators during the 60's. Is that recent enough?

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 31, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Ah, RI. Always far ranging.

Posted by: bostskin | May 31, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Samson151
The National guard was called upon to help supress the rights of black people and other civil rights demonstrators during the 60's. Is that recent enough?

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 31, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

this and the Kent State incidents were the 2 I was thinking of.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 31, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Only on RI would an argument ensue after a Memorial day quote.

My deepest condolences to those who took such great offense in remembering all those who died for our freedom.

Thanks for you time and you have the FREEDOM to go back to your worthless and unproductive existence..

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 31, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

My deepest condolences to those who took such great offense in remembering all those who died for our freedom.

Posted by: Diesel44

Hey, I went to the cemetary today and put flowers and flags on my family's deceased veteran's graves. Did you?

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 31, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

kaasmaster-

I drank beer and copied and pasted a quote. I'm a true 'Merican..

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 31, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Redskins will go 9-7 this year book it. They will win 5 more games because last year they lost 5 games by 3 points or less. You gotta believe that D-Mac and shanahan will make the team at least a field goal better.

Posted by: nfcBEaST | May 31, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Also when Favre played for the lowly jets, they went from 4-12 to 9-7. And that was with Mangini. D-Mac will do the same.

Posted by: nfcBEaST | May 31, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't have come the back on this Post-psyops spun and septically infected board if it wasn't for the concerted Warmachine mafia's attack on me in music and other media...

Posted by: frak

That sound you hear is Hunter S. Thompson spinning in his grave at this dreadful attempt to channel his writing style.

Posted by: TheCork | May 31, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

TheCork-

Good people drink good beer. - H.S.T.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 31, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Hey, RI. Redskins will sign FS O.J Atogwe tomorrow. book it. He becomes a free agent tomorrow and played under Jim Haslett with the rams, causes turnovers, and will move laron to SS forever. he knows Jim's defense.

Posted by: nfcBEaST | May 31, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

"You gotta believe that D-Mac and shanahan will make the team at least a field goal better.Posted by: nfcBEaST"

Problem is that the defense may not hold opponents as well as last season or the year before.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: nfcBEaST

It's best to back any claim up with a link or facts. The Rams will probably not tender O.J. again thus making him a FA.

From PFT..

"June 1 has relevance to the process because, technically, the tenders must be re-issued on that date. That exercise becomes particularly relevant to Rams safety O.J. Atogwe.

Atogwe was a franchise player in 2009. To avoid a requirement that he be tendered an offer worth at least 110 percent of his franchise-player salary from last season, the Rams tendered him at the lowest possible level, which gave them only a right to match any other offer he received. As of June 1, the re-issued tender must be the greater of the previous tender or 110 percent of the prior year's salary. Thus, in order to retain exclusive rights to Atogwe, the Rams will have to increase Atogwe's take from a non-guaranteed offer of $1.226 million to a guaranteed (if signed) tender worth nearly $7 million.


According to NFLLabor.com, Atogwe and 36 other restricted free agents have not officially signed their tender offers (one of them, Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh) reportedly has accepted his. Most of them likely will be re-issued a tender on June 1. It's unlikely that the Rams will do so with Atogwe. If they don't, he'll be free to sign with any other team."

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 31, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

"Yes, and our military has been used to liberate some of those same countries from tyranny."Posted by: RedSkinHead

Wouldn't some of the citizens of other nations argue that our military has been used to tyrannize them or suppress their freedoms?

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 7:36 PM
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Sure, there are other points of view in each of those countries. I am thankful for the troops that gave their lives in support of our ideals. If you want to debate this, pick a different day other than the one meant to honor those people.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 31, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse


According to NFLLabor.com, Atogwe and 36 other restricted free agents have not officially signed their tender offers (one of them, Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh) reportedly has accepted his. Most of them likely will be re-issued a tender on June 1. It's unlikely that the Rams will do so with Atogwe. If they don't, he'll be free to sign with any other team."

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 31, 2010 8:42 PM
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It would be a great pick up if we could get him. Carlos Rogers still hasn't signed his. If the team is lucky enough to get Atogwe, does this mean they might let Rogers go?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 31, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

RSH-

They will tender both Los and Rock @ 110% of last year's salary. Atogwe was franchised last year and his new tender would be 7 mil.

I wonder if this was the plan all along with Haslet/Shanny/Allen. He would make our D elite.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 31, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

does this mean they might let Rogers go?
Posted by: RedSkinHead

No. It does not mean that they let carlos go. the redskins tendered carlos rogers with a 2nd round tender. the rams were cheap and only tendered O.J with a Right of First Refusal, the lowest tender level. this allows for the rams "the chance to match any offer sheet he signs between now and the week before the Draft. Should OJ not sign an offer sheet, his rights would revert back to the Rams. On June 1st, [the Rams] have the option to either increase his salary to nearly $7m or to release him and let him be an unrestricted free agent."

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/14972/rams-exec-explains-atogwe-tender

that was about two months ago. the draft is now over and as it stands of now O.J will not sign with the rams, making him a free agent.

Posted by: nfcBEaST | May 31, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 31, 2010 7:45 PM

Wow. Not that this is news but some people here need a lesson in history.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 31, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

I'd even like to see him line up at fullback a little just to trip up defenses. Imagine looking into the backfield at Portis and Johnson...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 31, 2010 5:47 PM |

Forgot to throw in M.Westbrook in the mix at the slot.

Posted by: abxinc | May 31, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

"Our freedoms are the result of a social contract between us and the government that was put in writing by the founding fathers in a document called the Bill of Rights."

Posted by: PsyOps | May 31, 2010 7:06 PM

Hey Psycho - You don't get it. It wasn't a "contract between us and the government" that stopped the Nazis in Europe, the Japanese in the Pacific or the Soviets in the cold war, all bent on taking away our freedoms. It was the dedication and sacrifice of the American Military pure and simple.

Posted by: bones21 | May 31, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

frak- "Henry Rollins sold out"

What's wrong with you?

Posted by: Diesel44 | June 1, 2010 12:36 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, you tell 'em , webbie-prop-job phony psyops spindoctor contrived character "scampbell75"..

I wouldn't have come the back on this Post-psyops spun and septically infected board if it wasn't for the concerted Warmachine mafia's attack on me in music and other media...

Posted by: frak | May 30, 2010 9:48 PM |

Dude - don't know how you came to put me in cosignage with scampbell1975. Dud is a dad.

dad = definitely a dick head

Posted by: PsyOps | May 31, 2010 6:55 PM

I must be doing something right if 2 of the biggest dooshbags on the blog don't like me. I guess I'll keep up the good work.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 1, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

"...we're big into audio," Johnson said. "If it ain't going to make you deaf, we ain't going to mess with it."

I can picture Larry in the huddle, turning to McNabb: "Huh? Speak up, I cain't hear you, man."

Posted by: Samson151 | May 31, 2010 7:29 PM

Funniest post of the day!

Posted by: RedCherokee | June 1, 2010 1:07 AM | Report abuse

I don't understand something that has really been bothering me since returning from Iraq. People needed me once I was over there, but now that I'm back, no one has really showed any love. Makes me feel like a walking ATM to people all that time. Wonder if the same thing will happen once I leave for Italy? Got to start living for me!..Thank God, I have my REDSKINS Family to talk to!

Side Note: 1982, I went to Vicenza, Italy as my first overseas assignment. Italy won the World Cup. The Washington Redskins had a very good season, and then won their first Lombardi. Could history be repeating itself?

HTTR Forever!

Posted by: Warpath85nIRAQ | June 1, 2010 2:54 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for everything, Warpath85nIRAQ. If you can't get a salute on Memorial Day, then shame on those around you.

It bears repeating that LJ is a career turd and that I hope he's long gone from here by the time Week 1 rolls around. I seriously hope we bring in Brian Westbrook to be the backup/3rd down back to compliment Portis. I still think someone we're not talking about steps up at some point and renders them all moot, but I guess we'll see once the season rolls around.

I've been outta town for the last few days...any scuttlebutt about us making a run at OJ Atogwe if he's a free agent today?

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 1, 2010 5:19 AM | Report abuse

And I'm not sure WHICH side to thank for the disgrace of the Bonus Army's rout at the hands of the US Army when they protested because they never received the moneys they were promised.

Well, the WWI vets got their asses handed to them on that fine day, thanks to the Herbert Hoover (R) administration. Only two were killed though. Must have been surreal to go overseas to fight WWI, only to be shot by the US Army when you get back.

Good Ol' Hoover. Must have been a lot like our recent Proud Veteran, George "Pass The Straw" Bush.

OK, sorry about that, hope I didn't make you stop waving the flags, because THAT'S what's really important.

Posted by: Thinker_ | June 1, 2010 5:52 AM | Report abuse

I think it is good news that LJ is spending time at home playing video games instead of going out impregnating strippers, fooling around with under age women, etc. Lighten up, gang.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 31, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse


My thoughts exactly.

I've seen entire threads up here devoted to RI Hamsters going full-fledge geek about playing Madden - stuff about spin moves and playing 15 seasons and killing every free moment of life on the game.

Now some of those same guys are killing LJ about it.

Have some self-awareness, folks.

There are far far worse things that LJ could be getting into around here than loud Madden games in his townhouse.


Posted by: p1funk | June 1, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

"Sure, there are other points of view in each of those countries. I am thankful for the troops that gave their lives in support of our ideals. If you want to debate this, pick a different day other than the one meant to honor those people.Posted by: RedSkinHead"

Nah, I just asked a question. That's one of our freedoms.

Posted by: Samson151 | June 1, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

"If you want to debate this, pick a different day other than the one meant to honor those people.Posted by: RedSkinHead"

And by the way, last time I checked, freedom of speech extended 365 days a year.

Posted by: Samson151 | June 1, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

The Washington backfield consists of:

a guy who has a serious ego problems
a guy who has a serious sexuality problems
a guy who has a name that sounds like a place where you buy country fried steak, and

potentially a guy with brain damage.

It's going to be a great season.

Posted by: 44fx290 | June 1, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Been a die-hard my whole life, but i'll change the channel when this loser takes the field. No way I'm supporting this woman beater and the organization shouldn't be asking us to. It doesn't matter if he has a good year left, he's too much of a violent criminal to support without losing respect from my daughter, wife, sister, mother, etc. No se'f respecting human can root for this guy so I guess that's where the org is heading. Remember Shanny tried to bring Maurice Clarrett after all his trouble. We may get better, but we won't like our players anymore.

Posted by: dg_photofl | June 1, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Rams are trying to lock up Atogwe, so whoever is starting this year at the Corners and Safety positions better be ready by the 12th of Sep. We don't have time to second guess who the starters are. Rogers needs to show that he's more than capable of knocking the ball down. Stop thinking too much about catching it and just do it. FED-EX Field will explode with excitement if he does.

Westbrook knows his best option is with McNabb. I think Willie Parker is the odd man out, and I don't think he fits in with our system. Kinda sour on players from Pittsburgh. My eyes will be focused on Thomas and Kelly. NO MORE EXCUSES!!!

Posted by: WARPATH85 | June 1, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Been a die-hard my whole life, but i'll change the channel when this loser takes the field. No way I'm supporting this woman beater and the organization shouldn't be asking us to. It doesn't matter if he has a good year left, he's too much of a violent criminal to support without losing respect from my daughter, wife, sister, mother, etc. No se'f respecting human can root for this guy so I guess that's where the org is heading. Remember Shanny tried to bring Maurice Clarrett after all his trouble. We may get better, but we won't like our players anymore.

Posted by: dg_photofl | June 1, 2010 11:38 AM
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Riggins was a drunk.

Theismann left his wife for Kathy Lee.

Manley was a coke head.

What's your point? They are football players not scientist, not educators, not priests, not politicians.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | June 1, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Sure am glad I don't live in the adjacent townhouses! Esp. given LJ's penchant for selfishness.

Posted by: Redskinrex | June 1, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Why all the negativity? If we get Westbrook we will have four exceptional RB's instead of three. Who cares what their age is or even what they get paid as long as they perform. We could draft a Ron Dayne and still have nothing. These guys are proven and if one goes down there is three to go. They all have talent. We are doing the best with what we can get, we are not ignoring anyone who may help the team. We complain about a 29 year old Portis who has put up great numbers prior to an injury, and then cry about not getting a 29 year old safety, who has never done anything for us, and signing him long term. What a crock. We are building a team, and it may take 2-3 years, to get there. Snyder will still spend, and we will still sign more players until we have a winning team.

Posted by: 1bmffwb | June 3, 2010 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Who cares what Johnson thinks? This is going to be the Portis and Westbrook show.

Posted by: messykat | June 3, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

well, we DO need a boomer. why not larry johnson, but he'll definitely have to keep his personal feelings to himself: relative to kc versus dc, he ain't seen nothing yet!

Posted by: dcjazzman | June 3, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

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