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Sam Hollenbach Returns

The former Maryland QB was signed to the practice squad this morning. He was around during OTAs and mini camps and showed some promise, but was cut prior to training camp. Was surprised he was not re-signed earler this week with Jason Campbell injured, but the Skins wanted to take a look at Jason Fife.

Fife was released from the practice squad today to make room for Hollenbach. WR Antwaan Randle El will be the third QB this week, so there is no need to rush anyone up from the practice squad, but should another injury arise there depth will be paramount.

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 14, 2007; 10:49 AM ET
 
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FIRST!

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Panties!

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

ARE as 3rd QB. SHWEET!!

Posted by: NCICURN | December 14, 2007 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Go Terps! Never sign a Duck over a Terp ever again!

Posted by: smutsboy | December 14, 2007 10:57 AM | Report abuse

so F-I-F-E's reputation caught up with him, eh?

Posted by: daggar | December 14, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

I say start ARE this weekend and we will win! If we don't we already know collins will end up throwing 3 int's, brunell will come into the game and have a heart attack after getting hit and then ARE will take over and lead us to a win :-)

Posted by: bsohrabi | December 14, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

That can't be good for your confidence--a team would rather have a WR listed on the QB depth chat then sign you to the practice squad. Back to Mayberry, I guess.

Posted by: NCICURN | December 14, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Brunell does not take hits. He throws the ball into the seats far before that can happen.

Posted by: daggar | December 14, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Jason Fife was doomed at the Skins' QB spot already filled by a Jason ... like a Highlander, there can be only one.

[Unlike the Highlander, there can be lots of Todds.]

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

rick corinthian leather?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Holla!...nbach.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

What about it, Naet, you nevre had a tyop?

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Sam's just here making contacts so that next week he has some leads for his insurance sales report.

Posted by: daggar | December 14, 2007 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Do you know my friend, Biggus Dickus? He's a close associate of Rick "Corinthian" Leather...

Posted by: daggar | December 14, 2007 11:07 AM | Report abuse

I can't tell from the WaPo interactive television guide which 1:00 games CBS and FOX are gonna show in the DC area on Sunday. I hope its Jets/Patriots ... because maybe just maybe Belichek and Mangini will get in a fight ... I bet both of those guys would pull hair and bite ...

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 11:09 AM | Report abuse

You mock, but the fact is that RC Cola is short for Rick Corinthian Cola ... and that Dr. Pepper is not, in fact, a medical doctor, but only has a PhD ...

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Does Sam sepak as well as Jason?

Posted by: PDiddy | December 14, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Holla!...nbach.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 11:03 AM

Classic !!!... HOLLA !

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 11:12 AM | Report abuse

The real question is:

Is he super smart?

Another good question is:

Is there anyone in his family tree named Todd.

Posted by: Dorf | December 14, 2007 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Can anyone please remind me ... i think i have this right... we need Arizona to beat NO ??? Right?

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 11:13 AM | Report abuse

I think ARE as our 3rd QB is awesome. It's rare that you have that kind of versatility in one player. He's active and starting as our WR, and if we get into a real bind, he can step up as QB for an offense that he already understands as WR. I'm not seeing a bad side to this, am I missing something?

He's not the first college QB to transition to WR. Matt Jones of the Jaguars did the same thing - played QB at Arkansas, and is now a WR for the Jaguars. Sounds like a good insurance policy for any team.

Randle-El's bio on Redskins.com makes for interesting reading.

Posted by: jaradel | December 14, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I would like to see Todd and El lining up in some 2-QB formations.

Direct snap to El, who pitches it back to Todd, who teleports to the 1 yd. line, blows the Jints a kiss, and then falls backwards into the end zone and makes a snow angel. He then gets up, spins the ball on the ground where he made the snow angel, and proceeds to churn the butter.

This is the final play in Al Saunder's playbook, based on a theory by Nikola Tesla and an episode of Super-Friends.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

" ... Is there anyone in his family tree named Todd."

Posted by: Dorf | December 14, 2007 11:13 AM

Maybe, but The Todd himself (actually all of the Todds) do not come from a "family" in the traditional sense. They come from the Todd Collective.

cej###, we need anybody to beat New Orleans, so yes, it would be OK if AZ was it.

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Arizona over New Orleans is what we want.

Posted by: LiberalMike | December 14, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Can anyone please remind me ... i think i have this right... we need Arizona to beat NO ??? Right?

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 11:13 AM

I think so - we beat AZ, and NO needs to lose an NFC matchup to be tied with us on NFC wins-losses... so if NO loses to AZ, I think we win the tiebreaker because we beat AZ.

Oy, my head is spinning...

Posted by: jaradel | December 14, 2007 11:21 AM | Report abuse

I remember during the "body bag game" at Philly one Monday Night. I think all of our QB's ( Rypien?? Humphries ?? Conklin?? ) went down and good ol' B-Mitch went in at QB. Lots of option plays !!!

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 11:22 AM | Report abuse

We need somebody to beat NO to go in at 9-7; we need somebody to beat AZ if we want to go in at 8-8, and after NO, the Cards are playing against two ham sandwiches and a diet coke.

I think there are no playoff scenarios for our 7-9 finish, though. So we've got that going for us.

Posted by: daggar | December 14, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

If the Saints beat us out for a playoff spot, I hope God drowns their city again

Posted by: LiberalMike | December 14, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

" ... Randle-El's bio on Redskins.com makes for interesting reading."

Posted by: jaradel | December 14, 2007 11:18 AM

Some bits in the category of "I did not KNOW that":

- He punted 17 times for 569 yards (33.5 avg.) and returned 16 punts for 149 yards (9.3 avg.).

- He led his basketball team to back-to-back state runner-up finishes as a junior and senior and led the state of Illinois in assists in 1997.

- Randle El was a 14th-round draft selection of the Chicago Cubs in 1997.

Also, to LiberalMike on your hope in the event the Saints make the wild card spot, very uncool, esp. up here.

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I have Randle El on my fantasy team. Hmmm. I wonder if he's fast enough to throw one and then catch it.

Posted by: freedom0125 | December 14, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

If the Saints beat us out for a playoff spot, I hope God drowns their city again

Posted by: LiberalMike | December 14, 2007 11:23 AM

Wow...not very "liberal"-mike. Nor very tasteful.

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

**Lurk ducking**

Posted by: 4-12 | December 14, 2007 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Yeah that was pretty bad, LiberalMike.

Posted by: freedom0125 | December 14, 2007 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Jason Fife was doomed at the Skins' QB spot already filled by a Jason ... like a Highlander, there can be only one.

[Unlike the Highlander, there can be lots of Todds.]

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 11:01 AM


This is geekin me out.

Posted by: sams3 | December 14, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Randle El also once completed a Rubik's cube blindfolded.

Even more impressive, Todd has done the same thing 104 times in his mind.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 11:30 AM | Report abuse

If the Saints beat us out for a playoff spot, I hope God drowns their city again

Posted by: LiberalMike | December 14, 2007 11:23 AM


Mike don't let them hate on you, I agree.

Posted by: sams3 | December 14, 2007 11:30 AM | Report abuse

In the entire history of this beloved franchise...I've got the count of TODD's as such......( not including the law-firm of Collins, Wade and Yoder )

Todd Bowles
Todd Frain
Todd Franz
Todd Husak
Todd Leibenstein

and of course, the uncomfortably named
Dick Todd.

Hail to the Todd-skins

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 11:35 AM | Report abuse

wait, sween, now that I read it, are you suggesting that the Viscount's papers are bound in the tanned hide of Rick Corinthian?

And where can you get that done?

Posted by: daggar | December 14, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

New evidence of our victory on Sunday Night!!! We out-Todd the Giants

Current roster 3-0
AllTime Roster 8-2 ( 9-2 if you count Dick...Dick Todd, of course)

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Lib Mike - that was garbage.

Freakzilla - en fuego

ARE at QB - not in our best interest

Malcolm Kelly - our 1st rd pick next year? Let's discuss. I think we need a big, fast receiver. Love ARE an Santana (well usually...) but we need a big guy for JC/TC/Sonny or whoever else we have back there.

I'm goin to the game this weekend - hope to see some of you up there!!

HAIL

Posted by: lmgaffney | December 14, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Imgaffney,


Kelly is nice...but is he spectacular? I live in TX and see him quite a few times during the year. Should it be concerning that CBS Sportsline has him ranked 66 among receivers?

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/players/playerpage/563879

Don't get me wrong, I would love to see him on the other side of Santana ... with ARE in the slot.

I just think we need MASSIVE help on the O Line.

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I plead ignorance on Malcolm Kelly, but I like him already because he sounds like he could be a movie actor circa 1945.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 11:55 AM | Report abuse

haha !!! (Using my 1940's movie voice)


" At a picture show near you ... Great Garbo, Humphrey Bogart and Malcolm Kelly star in .... "

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 11:57 AM | Report abuse

I had a whole thing planned on Sween's typo not being 'Rick' for 'Rich' but actually 'Leather' for 'Lather' but it wasn't funny and I've lost interest in it.

Free period, talk amongst yourselves.

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

So sween, you're saying ARE lost the field position battle all by himself?


"- He punted 17 times for 569 yards (33.5 avg.) and returned 16 punts for 149 yards (9.3 avg.)."


For want of a...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Come to think of it....our whole season has been one big 1940's movie-mellowdrama...

LOVE !!! (Chris Cooley getting married)
YOUNG STUD STAR !! (Jason Campbell)
OLD GRIZZLED VET's ( Gibbs, Buggs, etc)
STRUGGLE BETWEEN GOOD & EVIL ( Dallas game)
A TRUE VILLAIN RULING THE UNIVERSE ( PATS)
TRAGEDY ( RIP 21 )
INJURY TO THE STAR ( Campbell getting hurt)

and now we have reached the climax. WIll good prevail??

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Cej, I like his size and speed. Admittedly I've only seen him play twice this year but he seems to have the "pro game". I also like Mario Manningham. Not quite as big but great hands and pretty physical for his size. Keep in mind that after we run the table and go 9-7, we are looking at a mid-late round pick, so we probably won't get the #1 receiver on the board. Nonetheless, I am confounded by Sportsline's rankings - most mock drafts I've seen have him in the 1st round....

HAIL!!

Posted by: lmgaffney | December 14, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I like it, 'Mellowdrama' could form a whole new movie sub-genre. Something dramatic, yet simultaneously calming.

I can hear Diddy typing the screenplay as we post...

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I also humbly suggest that any guy who plays football who is called 'Malcolm' must be able to handle himself.

The Skins should draft him!

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Good stuff cej - all the trappings of Star Wars Episode 7 - Yoder Returns from Dagobah.

Todd Collins (aka Obi Won) - I am the master of this offense and love ham.

Todd Yoda(er) - Mmm...ham I like. Touchdown I will score.

Cooley (aka Han Solo) - Any cheerleaders around that could tend to my shin splints?

Posted by: lmgaffney | December 14, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Look out, Brangelina! The world's got a new power couple:

"Former tennis champion Chris Evert and ex-golf number one Greg Norman announced their engagement on Friday, during the South African Open golf tournament in the South-Western Cape."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121400807.html

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

And now it's time for blog-posting, which today comes from the West Country, from Dorset.

(Reporter) Oh, and on this beautiful day in Ashburn, Toddcoat has erased the only word he's written so far, and he's gazing off into space. Oh dear.

(Color Commentator) It looks like Tess of the D'Urbervilles all over again.

Posted by: daggar | December 14, 2007 12:10 PM | Report abuse

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

We don't have but 2 "Malcolm's" ( Barnwell and Hamilton ) in our history....

LET's BUILD UP THE MALCOLM's

Although I can certainly hear that hack Chris Berman making "Malcolm-over the middle- Kelly " jokes every night

Posted by: cej75024 | December 14, 2007 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Actually I think it's more likely to be 'Crisco Deep-Fried Theatre presents: Jude the Obscure' today Daggar.

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

And he's off! It's the first word, but it's not a word, oh no, it's a doodle way up on the left-hand margin, it's a piece of meaningless scribble and he's signed his name underneath. Oh dear, what a disappointing start!

Posted by: daggar | December 14, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

claude, I always read that as, "Tess of the of the Urbervilles."

zilla, I'm trying to think up a riff on a strategy for beating them in mixed doubles, given Greg Norman's penchant for choking, but it's not working as yet. Will keep you posted if I come up with anything of merit.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

just hold the competition on the 18th at Augusta.

Posted by: daggar | December 14, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Re: Mario Manningham

You just know that sportscasters everywhere are dying for him to go to either the Clots or the Jints.

"Manning drops back to pass, and zips one to Manningham breaking free near the goal line! Manning to Manningham, touchdown! Manningham spikes the ball and starts hamming it up in the end zone. Now here comes Manning to join in the celebration. Wait, now Manningham is limping! It looks like Manningham pulled a hammy while hamming it up with Manning! Oh, that's a shame. On trots Joseph Futbuk to kick the extra point, Rick Corinthian to hold."

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

"I also humbly suggest that any guy who plays football who is called 'Malcolm' must be able to handle himself. ..."

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 12:08 PM

Malcolm Magnesia.

Also, wasn't it Greg Norman who took out Bill Clinton's knee cap after a night of pre-blog all-night-drunken-mono-a-mono-blogging together?

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

(Reporter) But he's off again -- and here he goes -- the first word of Toddcoat's new novel, at ten thirty-five on this very lovely morning, it's three letters, it's the definite article, and it's "The".

(Colour Commentator) Well, this is true to form, no surprises there. He started five of his eleven novels to date with the definite article. We had two of them with "It", there's been one "But", two "At"s, one "On" and a "Dolores", but that of course was never published.

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

* obscure references ON (to annoy sams3) *

Doherty OUT!

* obscure references OFF *

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Because I care -- deeply -- about the Viscount's imminent change-of-status:
The Diddy Report

Posted by: daggar | December 14, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Can we please move ARE to the back-up and keep Boonell as the 3rd stringer?

Posted by: RickyBobby | December 14, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Good point toddcoat - "Malcolm" does suggest he is no shrinking violet (as does 6' 4" 220)....however maybe it's the other school from the Sooner state that we ned to be lookin to for receiver - can I get an "Adarius Bowman" form the congregation?

He transferred from UNC to OSU after a "drug related issue" and "but for character issues is a sure fire first round pick on talent and potential" Malcontent with a rap sheet...college transfer...smokes weed....fell to late in the first round...sound familiar??

Posted by: lmgaffney | December 14, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Cookies?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Tent?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Doggone it, Gaffney! You beat me to it.

Where are we with the Ultimatodd?

Cindy? Yoo hoo. Cindy?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:35 PM | Report abuse

p.s. I couldn't help myself with Malcontent given your Malcolm homage above, but I'm over him and on the Bowman Bandwagon. Fickle as a schoolgirl.

p.s.s. his name is Adarius for God's sake. that has to bode well

p.s.s.s. any thoughts on Mike Espy?? He seemed to be poised to break out until tearing his ACL. will he make anything of himself, or will he forever simply be known as the son of a former congressman/Secretary of Something (Trans)??

Posted by: lmgaffney | December 14, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Boren Ultimatodd or not, the jibba jabba is on full roar this morning.

Redskins Insider: Come for the football, stay for the jibba jabba.

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Magnesia?

Posted by: 4-12 | December 14, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure that Mike Espy (son of former Secy of Ag, Mike Espy) would be the first NFL player whose dad was investigated by an independent counsel.

Also, if we're throwing in our hats for tall possession-type WRs, I'm liking Limas Sweed (Texas).

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Is there an RI meet-up in NY/NJ, in honour of this Sunday's game? Jasno will probably be there for the game, right? Some of the blog peeps have mentioned they'll be going, but I can't remember names at the moment.

Maybe in the parking lot during the tailgate, with umbrellas and parkas and beers and maps and like such as?

Wish I could be there.

HAIL!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Can we please move ARE to the back-up and keep Boonell as the 3rd stringer?

Posted by: RickyBobby | December 14, 2007 12:32 PM
_____________________________

No, because Brunell is about 18 inches taller than ARE.

Posted by: Xlnt | December 14, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

HAHA Nate, ships passing in the night....great minds think alike.

How's Portland? That's where you are, yes? I posted a few guest blogs under a nom de plume - I switched computers and suddenly I'm lmgaffney.

Cannot wait to get in severl donnybrooks at Gints Stadium,....HAIL

Artist Formerly Known as LMG

Posted by: lmgaffney | December 14, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I don't even know the guys names, but Spurrier had TWO great WRs in a SC game I saw (the night of the most recent blog night out ... me and Jasno in Shirlington), and both Kansas and Missouri also seemed like they each had a great tall faster receiver.

This might be a bumper year for the kind of receiver the Skins need. Maybe we can wait till a later round.

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

TAFKALMG, you can sign out and sign back in under the name you choose (assuming you can remember the password to LMG).

Posted by: dcsween | December 14, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Portland rocks, LMG. Loving it. We were completely socked in with fog yesterday, the ceiling was about fourteen feet. Which I actually kind of enjoy. Life is good.

Linus Sween?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I always think LMG = Laughing My Guts, which of course is the condition just below LMGO on the Homeland Hilarity color chart.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

thanks sween....little help with the acronym?

Nate, glad all's well in Portland ("This weekend we rock Portland")

As for RI get-together at Meadowlands- as Sam Kinnison said to Rodne in Back to School "GOod answer...I like the way you think..."

JLC - anything ate planned/desired? I'm down.

Hope to see many fellow Skins fans there,

HAIL

Posted by: lmgaffney | December 14, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

how is the baby Nate?

Posted by: jm220 | December 14, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

If we want a WR in the draft, gotta be Limas Sweed from UT! Big, strong, fast, and can jump with the best of them. He's going to be a good one!

Posted by: redryan400 | December 14, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Tent?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:34 PM

LMFGO! Almost inhaled my Diet Coke on that one, Nate.

p.s.s.s. any thoughts on Mike Espy?? He seemed to be poised to break out until tearing his ACL. will he make anything of himself, or will he forever simply be known as the son of a former congressman/Secretary of Something (Trans)??

Posted by: lmgaffney | December 14, 2007 12:36 PM

Espy was Eli Manning's favorite target at Ole Miss back in the day. I was excited to see him here, not just as a hometown kid, but also because my husband is an Ole Miss fan.

Maybe when Espy gets better, we can play him at cornerback during Giants games - Eli will get knocked silly, think he needs to throw to Espy, and we get an interception for a touchdown!

OK, it's a little far-fetched...


Posted by: jaradel | December 14, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

jm, thanks for asking -- all was well with everybody until yesterday, when the wife and sons all got clobbered with a nasty cold. Bad stuff. But it will pass (fingers crossed that I can help out a little bit without myself contracting the condition).

Yeah, NY/NJ/CT peeps, get it together! You've got a TON of extra tailgating time due to the pushed-back kickoff, so make the most of it! Fire up the grill and fill up an extra cooler!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Todd Collins loves the smell of a football in the morning. It smells like victory.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if the cowboys game will get pushed back, I would love some extra tailgating time before that game, its going to be cold so got to drink a little extra to keep warm

Posted by: SAK2 | December 14, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

reading JLC's article this morning about losing randy for the rest of the season is just about the most depressing thing i've read all week.

this run game is terrible. the line is getting older, and the depth is super poor. rick demulling's available for a reason. because he isn't any good. campbell's done for the year after a hit that chris-all-pro-samuels whiffed his block on.

and, the coaching's stubborn "commitment" to the run game is probably the worst part of it. the hogs are not out there any more. neither is riggins. it's like beating your head into a wall!

we saw the ineptitude in the preseason. they just can't score points.

i don't really see something short-term solving this.

but at least we have character guys.

hail?

Posted by: dwdjmu | December 14, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh and Todd collins doesnt throw the football, the football gets scared and flys away toward a receiver of its liking.

Posted by: SAK2 | December 14, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Espy has GOT to be the team leader as far as the length of time a player is perceived to have incredible upside at a position of need but no evidence is available to prove or disprove that perception.

Let's call him Mike "The Tantalizer" Espy.

Nobody outtantalizes Mike Espy.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Can we please move ARE to the back-up and keep Boonell as the 3rd stringer?

Posted by: RickyBobby | December 14, 2007 12:32 PM
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No, because Brunell is about 18 inches taller than ARE.

Posted by: Xlnt | December 14, 2007 12:39 PM

Yes, but ARE is significantly more mobile than Brunell, who rather resembles a wooden pole standing in the middle of the field after the pocket collapses.

Posted by: jaradel | December 14, 2007 12:59 PM | Report abuse

little help with the acronym?

Posted by: lmgaffney | December 14, 2007 12:51 PM


"The Artist Formerly Known As LMG"


Figgered it out all by meself.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Yes, but ARE is significantly more mobile than Brunell, who rather resembles a wooden pole standing in the middle of the field after the pocket collapses.

Yes, but he's standing under his own power.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Well I see my earlier non-sequitirs chased even cload (daggar!) off the blog today.

So if I've this right, you're all jumping on the bandwagon for a wide receiver called 'Lima Beanz' or such as like now?

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for taking a joke Sams3.

I love it when people chuckle when they read something and then take out their guilt on the guy making the joke. It was funny. Get over it.

Posted by: LiberalMike | December 14, 2007 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Will our chances of scoring be better when Collins has the ball or when Eli has the ball? I'm truly not sure.

Posted by: LiberalMike | December 14, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Will our chances of scoring be better when Collins has the ball or when Eli has the ball? I'm truly not sure.

Posted by: LiberalMike | December 14, 2007 01:14 PM

Actually LM it has been statistitistitistically proven beyond any possible doubt that the 'PoMO' (Point of Maximum Opportunity' for ANY* NFL team to score points is 0.00035 seconds after Cleo Lemon has taken the snap. Such as, maps like.

* Does not include Miami Dolphins

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Another thing about Todd Collins is, he seems to have an invisible touch.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse

LikeableMike, I would aver that funny is in the ear of the behearer.

Funny is as funny does.

Funniness is next to godliness.

And so forth.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I don't know LM, Katrina jokes are about as tasteless as 9/11 jokes. Members of this blog took a trip down to New Orleans last year and it is a very big deal for some people here. I'm all about off-colored, but there's some lines that aught not to be crossed. Stick to jokes about Dallas trailers and poop.

Posted by: Dorf | December 14, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Yeah. He reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart

Posted by: toddcoat | December 14, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

LM you need to go there before making jokes about New Orleans my friend. Trust me there is nothing funny about how the people of New Orleans are forced to live.

Posted by: jm220 | December 14, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

When Chuck Norris jumps into a lake, he doesn't get wet. He gets Todd Collinsed.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Good call, Dorf, but I wouldn't expect everybody to remember the Katrina relief effort on the part of some blog peeps. Another trip down memory lane...


The NOLA volunteer trip was almost exactly one year ago, coinciding with the Skins' game at the Saints. A longtime reader/infrequent commenter named Scott organized it, and he and jm220 and a few others made the trip.

This blog thread had a great recap by Scott:
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/2006/12/new_orleans_wrapup.html

There were also some pix from jm220 but I can't seem to find a link to those.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Not only did Scott and jm220 and the other Skins fans make us proud with the volunteering, the Skins won the game against a very good Saints team.

And the week had one hilarious footnote: Jasno fell asleep in his hotel room when he was supposed to go out and meet the altruistic blog peeps during their last night in town, carousing on Bourbon Street.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 14, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

LiberalMike...Not Cool
ARE...Cool
FreakZilla...Cooler

Posted by: hardhitter | December 14, 2007 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Bing bong. Injury report.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 14, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

LMGO! That's right Nate. JLC couldn't make off the floor.

Posted by: jm220 | December 14, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Jason's at it again. Showing his disdain for Portis. Now there are anonymous scouts? First there were staff/players speaking without wanting to be named calling for Betts to get more carries. Even with Portis "down" year and "ineffectiveness", he's 4th in the NFC and 8th overall in the NFL in rushing. His article mentions nothing to that effect and I haven't read one which listed any statistic other than his per carry avg and the fact that he only has 1 carry over 20 yds. Barno, where are you. Here's part of the article.

Tailback Clinton Portis has been slowed and largely ineffective after suffering a litany of long-term injuries, and the offensive line has lacked punch and continuity with so many starters hurt or ailing. As a result, opponents have overloaded against Washington's run-heavy approach and stopped it, save for consecutive weeks midseason when Portis ran 66 times for 333 yards. In 10 of 13 games, Portis has not rushed for more than 75 yards.
The Redskins are averaging just 3.8 yards per carry -- tied for 21st and well off the 4.1 league average -- and in his last four games Portis is averaging just 2.6 yards per carry. "We've got to find a way to be able to run and pass," Portis said. "We can't let teams make us one-dimensional." Two scouts said that Portis, though still skilled and capable of a big play, does not seem to be the consistent "home run hitter" he once was -- he has just one carry over 20 yards -- and said they are unsure if he is still a feature back at this point
"With his contract [Portis is scheduled to count $8.4 million against the 2008 cap] they've got a tough decision to make there," one NFC team executive said. "We think he's a better back than [Ladell] Betts, but I wonder about his focus. I'm not sure he's a guy to carry the ball 25 times a game for you."

Posted by: gregskins | December 14, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

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