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Only two running backs for Lions game

For the second consecutive week, the Redskins will have only two active running backs.

Third back Chad Simpson, who has primarily worked on special teams, has been dealing with a hamstring injury. During the week, Coach Mike Shanahan said he hoped Simpson, who was listed as limited each day on the team's injury report, would be able to play. On Friday, Shanahan said Simpson was healthy enough to contribute.

Second-year player Ryan Torain and rookie Keiland Williams will be the team's active backs. In addition to Simpson, the Redskins' other inactive players are cornerback Kevin Barnes, running back Clinton Portis, linebacker Perry Riley, guard Derrick Dockery, nose guard Anthony Bryant and defensive end Jeremy Jarmon. John Beck is the third quarterback

By Jason Reid  | October 31, 2010; 12:02 PM ET
Categories:  Running backs  
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Comments

first to repost:

That's 2 third rounders in their 2nd year not getting playing time again, y'all.

Who does this?

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 31, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Coaches interested in putting their best 45 on the sidelines. I actually like this approach.

You can't have it both ways--clamor for more players like Zo and AA and complain when they deactivate or cut high draft picks like DT or Barnes. (not accusing you, Moe)

That said, I'm not sure how Buchanon is still activated over Barnes. I guess MS sees them every day, but Philip has been a liability in the red zone.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 31, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

2nd to repost..

Kevin Barnes, 3rd rounder

Jeremy Jarmon, 3rd rounder

That's 2 third rounders in their 2nd year not getting playing time again

Moe-

Jarmon has played but I'm not convinced his knee is even 90%.

Barnes has size (6'1) and is a decent tackler, I'm shocked he can't beat out Buchanan for playing time.

And of all days he should have been on the field to see his old buddy J. Best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCO0sRPJEZ8

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 31, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Buchanan should have been gone yesterday. He is fast with good hands but he is straight up a wimp. I saw him pull up several times as a corner in Houston rather than deliver the blow. I don't think KB has that problem.

Posted by: ElYeah | October 31, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

"dumby"?

let's move on.

i was merely suggesting that "mentally unable to process information" was a redundant phrase since "mentally" is the only way humans naturally process information. i should have known it would sail right over your underpowered brain.

stick to football, bragdon (even though you nothing about it).

he....he....he!!! is laughing this hard good for a person?

-kthxbye

Posted by: 10peterbilt | October 31, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

you're not even laughing. you're giggling like a little girl. who says hehehe? only 10peterbilt.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 31, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm saying we gel and break the 40 barrier today, who's with me?!

We'd better, Lions averaging 38 at home this year.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 31, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

damn. that's a lot of points! today would be the right day to explode on offense..like McNabb keeps saying will happen.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 31, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

The Torain Train cannot fumble today.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 31, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Kevin Barnes and Jeremy Jarmon were not drafted by Shanahan.

Why is it embarrassing to him to put them on the inactive list?

He's going to put the best 45 players out there on Sunday.

These guys are not among that group currently.

Barnes has no NFL experience and can't beat out Westbrook for the last spot at CB on the active list because he doesn't play special teams.

Jarmon is a 4-3 DE that Shanahan and the staff now have losing 20 pounds after bulking up to play in the 3-4 but finding him ineffective at 285-290.

Both players may be in the team's future but they need work.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | October 31, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Both players may be in the team's future but they need work.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4

RH this is the conundrum: can't get experience if they can't get on the field. That's the kind of work most 3rd round picks get.

Posted by: ElYeah | October 31, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Both players (Jarmon/Barnes) may be in the team's future but they need work.


My point is not that the players aren't worthy, but that the team has been hampered by having so many of it's not picks contributing.

LL, CR22-- 1st rounders, mind you--are putting game time.

But we do have a number of top picks who've been sent packing or not playing.

Our top picks at q-back, 2 wide receivers, a corner, and de aren't contributing, plain and simple.

There is no formula of success there,my friends.

That's my point.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 31, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

It's ok to have only 2 Running backs active, but they need to give some running plays to Williams, last week he had only one carry.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 31, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

The bad news is we need to run heavy in this game. Maybe its time to give Big Mike a hand off or five.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 31, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

lichensteiger was drafted by chairman mao shanahan is he any good? this guy only plays bums that he likes and with his favorite player strategy he has sub standard players starting that can't catch a cold or block period, all you have to do is watch the games and see linemen getting blown off the line of scrimmage regularly wr's catching 3-5 passes in 7 games etc. as for barnes any one can see that buchannon is not solid at his position we may never see k. barnes. the old klansman will make up some kind of idiotic excuse about him not practicing hard or he spends too much time in salons.

Posted by: wathu19 | October 31, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

(even though you nothing about it).

Do you see what you wrote man?

Just stop. Save yourself.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 31, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

HERE WE GO.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 31, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Wow....great start McNabb you BUM

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

UFB start.

Rabach on both plays.

Steps on McNabbs foot and then allows pressure up the middle.

McNabb on the turf all 3 plays and we're not good enough to overcome negative plays.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 31, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

A rather auspicious start

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 31, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Well, that was the worst opening series I have ever seen.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 31, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Rabach seems to be getting worse as the season progresses. They HAVE to be looking to replace him.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 31, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Campbell > McNabb

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

O/U on PA bootlegs on this drive is 2.5

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 31, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

one step forward, 2 steps back. The O better get their sh-it together

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 31, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

How did we start out on the 10 yard line?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 31, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

nothing like McNabb and Rabach working in 'step'

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 31, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I'd forgotten how bad Sam Rosen is. It's like he's watching a different game 40% of the time.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 31, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

ARE WE PLAYING THE RAMS?!?!?!?!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 31, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

McNabb is such a loser

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Sheesh. the Texas Two-Step Tuble. Twice.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 31, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

"How did we start out on the 10 yard line?"

10 yard penalty from the 20.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 31, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Holdin by blades.

Rabach needs to get benched

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 31, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Sheesh. The Texas Two-Step Tumble. Twice.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 31, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

The lions de line is 'beasting' ours, plain and simple.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 31, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Obviously, Alan4. Didn't catch what the penalty was.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 31, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

WTF!

We can't even stop a 3 man rush.

Rabach has found a new way to F' up.

Only 1 bootleg on that drive, would have been more if not for Rabach.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 31, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Good grief, how is the offense getting worse as the season progresses?

Posted by: ga8085 | October 31, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Scamp

This game just signed us two top ten lineman in next yrs draft

Two drives shown what we have been talking bout all week

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 31, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

um.......

Posted by: chrislarry | October 31, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Time to start throwing from shot gun. only way to keep Rabach out of trouble.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 31, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

DHall!

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 31, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

D HALL!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 31, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Good grief, how is the offense getting worse as the season progresses?

Posted by: ga8085 | October 31, 2010 1:17 PM

O-line, O-line, O-line.

I was worried when I saw the inury report included Lichenwhatever, Hayer, Brown, and Rabach. They all kind of suck already (except possibly Brown), so I knew it could get pretty ugly if they're all fighting inuries.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 31, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

#6 for Hall!

Posted by: RomoLongballs | October 31, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Quick-kick on 1st. Only way to reverse the field.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 31, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

WHY DO YOU TEST DEANGELO...WHY

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Dhall league leading interceptor.

He may make the pro bowl

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 31, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

D HALL.

Awesome.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 31, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

DHALLLLL!!!!!! Our #1 playmaker!!!!!

Posted by: dcskins08 | October 31, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

d-hall!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 31, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

WHY DO YOU TEST DEANGELO...WHY

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Scamp

This game just signed us two top ten lineman in next yrs draft

Two drives shown what we have been talking bout all week

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 31, 2010 1:17 PM

I'm sure you mean all season.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 31, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

This line is horrible.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 31, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

The lions de line is 'beasting' ours, plain and simple.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 31, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh yes....McNabb the bum strikes again

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to be blunt.

THIS OFFENSE SUCKS.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 31, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

5 turnovers last week in the 2nd half, offense did nothing with them. One turnover today, offense does nothing with it.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | October 31, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

McNabb aint the problem this time. We need Dockery back in there for better pass blocking.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 31, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

D Coordinators attack our interior and they continue to not block anyone.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 31, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Oh yes....McNabb the bum strikes again

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Dude, STFU. How's he even supposed to get the ball off when the O line isn't blocking?!

Posted by: ga8085 | October 31, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Only getting the stream here, so also have the Dallas/Jax game on here. I will say Dez Bryant is the real deal.

And now Kitna was just picked off. Cowbs already down 7-3. Ha.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 31, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Lol ya camp my bad

I'm sure we will all be well knowledged on lineman prospects lol

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 31, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Did we even get an inactive list on this here blog today?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 31, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Oh yes....McNabb the bum strikes again

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Dude, STFU. How's he even supposed to get the ball off when the O line isn't blocking?!

Posted by: ga8085 | October 31, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Cb round 5

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 31, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Get 31 off the field..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 31, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Beepers.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 31, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Rak and the D getting the job done.

The D will need to score again today.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 31, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Relax people.

Everything that can go wrong has gone wrong and they can't take advantage of the breaks that they are getting....

We win this game easy!!!

Posted by: jumbo5383 | October 31, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

McNabb aint the problem this time. We need Dockery back in there for better pass blocking. Also Lions are playing dirty in the trenches right now.. For those who can't tell, lots of holds, VandenBosch is driving McNabb into the ground well after the pass.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 31, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Oh yes....McNabb the bum strikes again

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Dude, STFU. How's he even supposed to get the ball off when the O line isn't blocking?!

Posted by: ga8085 | October 31, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

How about QB making the read and knowing where his checkdown pass is....except oh yeah right...McNabb is too dumb to recognize the hot read and keeps throwing the ball right into the turf

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

HAYNESWORTH!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 31, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Fat Albert making a play.

Hopefully Rak's ankle is OK. They'll need him.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 31, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Sheesh. What is with these PI's on both sides.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 31, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

This offense is regressing.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 31, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

NEW POST. Beeps

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 31, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Great specials teams is moving the ball back on returns....

Now we will see McNabb turn the ball over probably the way things are going

Posted by: mmz114 | October 31, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Block in the back against sellers..... hold further up the field

Posted by: hootch | October 31, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Kyle isn't so scary good after all......

Posted by: hootch | October 31, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE PUT DERRICK DOCKERY BACK ON THE O-LINE!

PLEASE GET KYLE SHANNY SOME MORE O-COORD LESSONS. WITH LEAD IN 4TH QUARTER YOU RUN THE BALL AND PLAY DEFENSE.

PLEASE GIVE MCBADD AN ACCURATE ARM AND ACTIVE LEGS!

PLEASE BRING GREG BLATCHE BACK!


AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! THE FREAKIN LIONS??

Posted by: noodlez | October 31, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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