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SKINS AT SEATTLE - 4:30 ON SATURDAY

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 30, 2007; 7:15 PM ET
 
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oh fing yeah!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: chrislarry | December 30, 2007 7:18 PM | Report abuse

I thought it would be 8pm ET? Doesn't the NFL play the primetime game on the first two Saturdays of the playoffs?

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 7:20 PM | Report abuse

When do the Ravens play?

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 30, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

YYYYYYYYYYYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: busterkurosawa | December 30, 2007 7:22 PM | Report abuse

I think the Ravens will be in their lobby. The one with the winning feel as soon as you walk in.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 7:22 PM | Report abuse

I am so proud of this team and happy that they did it for Sean.

Posted by: jm220 | December 30, 2007 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Scared Sh*tless in Seattle

Posted by: gringoinmiami | December 30, 2007 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Please God, let the local Fox station (Miami) show the Skins game next week...please, please, please!!!!!!!

Posted by: gringoinmiami | December 30, 2007 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Our guys (who are true character guys) were simply amazing today!!!

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 7:24 PM | Report abuse

i am beside myself, what a year!!!!!!!!


where are all the haters now, the last 4 weeks? where are those saying disgusting things about gibbs? where are the cut everybody crowd?

f all them types

Posted by: chrislarry | December 30, 2007 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm VERY proud to be a fan of this team. Very impressive.

HTTR!

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Wow.

This Todd Collins run is uneffing-believable. Wow.

So happy.

Posted by: farstriker | December 30, 2007 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Fear not, gringo. All games from here on out are national games.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

To quote Denny Green "They are who we thought we they were" If I recall correctly most of us hamsters predicted a 9-7/10-6 season with good playoff shot.

And yes there was a lot of *ahem* "fluctuating" during the season but here we are.

HTTR!!!

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Oh my gosh - perfect game! My boss, she is in Dallas, and posts the Cowboys score every week in her IM message. She's off tomorrow - I don't think it's a recipie for continued employment to call and taunt her.

Oh well...HTTR

Posted by: johndinhouston | December 30, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Yes Coach Joe is been outstanding and proves that he still knows this game.

Posted by: jm220 | December 30, 2007 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Diddy come on, let him beg!

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 30, 2007 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Not a knock at JC but, boy, when you get superior quarterback play, don't give up big plays and stop the run, you'll win 90% of the time.

Easier said than done I know.

Posted by: SteveMG | December 30, 2007 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Skins.com is resporting 8pm start

Posted by: jm220 | December 30, 2007 7:29 PM | Report abuse

1 yard rushing allowed. 147 total yards allowed. 7 first downs allowed. 0% on 3rd downs allowed.

With or without starters, that's impressive.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 7:30 PM | Report abuse

let one of us do it . . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Sportsnet reported before the game that London Fletcher gave a fabulous speech to the lineman before the game.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

cindy did Romo/Witten? barber get to the goals they were supposedly palying for?


Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 7:32 PM | Report abuse

OK - we got the first 4 - now, can we get the next 4?

Posted by: johndinhouston | December 30, 2007 7:32 PM | Report abuse

21 point victory
hmmm

Posted by: rbd202 | December 30, 2007 7:32 PM | Report abuse

SF, no one woohoo's like you do. . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Coach Joe on Skins.com "we said a prayer for Sean and feel he is riding with us".

Posted by: jm220 | December 30, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

I dare say we smith'd ol' barber, would be nice to say the same about Romo/whitten

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 7:34 PM | Report abuse

St. Joe wearing a #21 cap during presser!

Go Joe!

I am so happy I don't even know what to do!!!

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Dallas only had 1 rushing yard!

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

oh yeah, this is definitely shpaing up to be the oppty for revenge tour . . .

seattle, big D, GB and NE?

that would be a nice 3-game schedule . . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

4-game. . .

whew, what a month. . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 7:38 PM | Report abuse

I hope the win brought you some joy Ahmad.

Posted by: jm220 | December 30, 2007 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Whee!

Posted by: suz | December 30, 2007 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Dallas is slumping at a bad time. They've got the 2 weeks to make a turn around but I'm betting they would rather have Seattle than us walking into Texas Stadium.

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 7:41 PM | Report abuse

WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WANTED TO HANG JOE GIBBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU SORRY EXCUSES OF FANS!!!!

THANK YOU PAPA JOE FOR LEADING THIS TEAM!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: signicolls_03 | December 30, 2007 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Coach Gibbs just commented that we won by 21 points and he does not think that is a coincidence.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 7:44 PM | Report abuse

lisa, RB,

a place picked out? a date?

Posted by: chrislarry | December 30, 2007 7:47 PM | Report abuse

I've been MIA so I need a detailed explanation of the Lisa RB date.

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Where is Ricky Bobby? Oh, I think he was at the game.

Gibbs was just asked about the kiss he received from Buges :)

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 7:49 PM | Report abuse

What was St. Joe alluding to when he referred to Joe Bugel's "tough year" and "updates from Holly"?

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 7:50 PM | Report abuse

RB and lisa both claimed if skins made playoffs they would go to dinner together!

Posted by: chrislarry | December 30, 2007 7:50 PM | Report abuse

That is AWESOME! Any chance we can get the WaPo Snowcam travel and film the dinner? And they can bring the gnome with them.

I think it's pretty clear they have to go to Popeyes in honor of RB.

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: gdennie | December 30, 2007 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Collinsworth just confirmed it. 'Skins at Seattle, they're the EARLY game (Jasno was right). 4:30 ET, 1:30 PT.

Welcome to Seattle.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 8:06 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, on a superstitious note, I have not washed my sheets since we started the winning streak. So at least one more week (hopefully more) with dirty sheets. Good thing I sleep alone :)

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 8:07 PM | Report abuse

better to be a dog. . .

HTTR. . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 8:07 PM | Report abuse

better to be a dog. . .

HTTR!

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 8:07 PM | Report abuse

i love how this might be one of the biggest post game in 17 years....and its just the regs reppin up here...

compare that to after a loss....pathetic

Posted by: chrislarry | December 30, 2007 8:08 PM | Report abuse

LMAO Shawn Springs in on right now with DubG and he's holding little Shawn Jr. Lisa must be losing her head. : )

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 8:08 PM | Report abuse

OK that was just a little too much information there Lisa. lol

Posted by: jm220 | December 30, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Lisa - not that I wish this on you, but I hope that a month of dirty sheets awaits you!

Posted by: johndinhouston | December 30, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Lisa - I'm serious when I say I don't know if I should come back to RI regularly yet.

Should I view this as a new season and so I need to be here and rev up the hamster wheel?
or
Should I stay away and continue my solo hamster existence?

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 8:12 PM | Report abuse

CL:

glad to be here, been hard to put in blog time this year, thank goodness for the holidays. . .

it's good to be back on RI. . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Oh and duh obvi you should NOT wash the sheets!

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Nothing wrong with solo exercises. Ahem.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

YES!!!

Posted by: 4-12 | December 30, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Diddy - can you get the oreo pizza delivered to SafeCo?

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 8:14 PM | Report abuse

SafeCo?!? WTF?

Qwest Field that is.

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

so we gettin an RI crue at seattle next week!!!!!!!!!! that would rule

Posted by: chrislarry | December 30, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

they probably serve it with iced coffee there . . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

I'd contemplate a road trip, got some miles and alaska airlines rocks the low fares into seatac. . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I will post an "official RI bar" later this week.

Don't worry, hamsters. I'll take care of you guys :-)

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry - I'm not washing the sheets :) Little Shawn is so cute and chubby and has a head full of curly hair. Did you see the hat he had on? (it feel off).

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 8:18 PM | Report abuse

WTF is Clinton wearing?????

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 8:19 PM | Report abuse

CP can wear whatever he wants after these last 4 weeks. The brother has been balling.

Posted by: jm220 | December 30, 2007 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Hail to the skins!!
A proud day for skins fans everywhere. Especially brilliant watching in a bar full of cowpie fans!
See you guys in Seattle!

Posted by: puttinforbird | December 30, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

good chance of no more bad weather games until a possible nfc champ game. . .

toddball will keep rolling. . .

gotta go cook dinner for the fam . . .

hail!

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Trust me, jm. I'm a pretty well dressed dude, but even I can't pull that off. Clinton looks great.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Uh, you obviously haven't been in Seattle in January :-)

The weather sucks up here.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 8:22 PM | Report abuse

great win as has it has been for the past 3 weeks, but a lil extra special when it's the cowboys :)

some observations:

1. great deal of things have gone the skins way. campbell's injury has been a blessing in disguise. i still think he's the man next year, but he was never ready to lead a team into the playoffs this year. a lot of games have gone the redskins' way. early injuries have allowed depth players playing time (heyer, alexander, doughty) and those guys are playing lights out right now.

2. the redskins offense looks balanced. if the offensive line can pass protect as well as it has the past 3 or 4 weeks, the skins can move the ball against the seahawks. because of that, i think the skins see a bunch of run and normal blitzes next week.

3. the skins d is awesome against the run, but the seahawks move the ball with short efficient passes. springs and smoot are gonna have to play huge

Posted by: hailbg | December 30, 2007 8:22 PM | Report abuse

CP looks toddtastic in his ensemble!!

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 8:23 PM | Report abuse

I think Clinton looks like a cross between Superfly and a fashion dsigner. I love him anyway.

Posted by: theBIGC_1982 | December 30, 2007 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis is washed up.

Joe Gibbs is too old.

Daniel Snyder plays fantasy football.

Cowboys didn't play their starters.

I'm a skins fan. Don't care, no way no how... HTTR!

Skinz

Posted by: Skinz | December 30, 2007 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Here is what is making me breathe a little "easier", aside from the big injuries i.e. Soups, all of our guys seem to be healthy going into the playoffs.

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Cowboys played their starters for the first half and series of the second half so the statement made above is lame.

sfskin & Diddy, how are you able to watch the postgame show?

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 8:27 PM | Report abuse

"Hello, Domino's? Diddy here, you know the AmEx titanium number...I need 67,000 oreos pizzas delivered at 1:30 p.m. Saturday to Qwest Field. Put a little something extra on the card for your trouble."

Posted by: TheCindy | December 30, 2007 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Now Mike Sellers is on the show wearing a big black fur coat.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Mike Sellers looks great as well. That is one flashy bracelet.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Comcast SportsNet, Channel 629 on DirecTV.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Lisa - I've got DirectTV platinum. Didn't realize I got this channel till late August this year. What a doof!

Mike Sellers is wearing an entire black bear fur coat and some ridiculous diamond bracelet (maybe diamonique?) He has is actually wearing two years of my salary.

Posted by: sfskin | December 30, 2007 8:30 PM | Report abuse

lisa pretty sure skinz was jesting....

seems like boyz played starters for a long while, especially on D...they gained 1 yard with jones/barber...

was a legit victory against a team slumping at the wrong time

f the cowboys

Posted by: chrislarry | December 30, 2007 8:31 PM | Report abuse

I wonder where all the trolls are? Maybe their parents forgot to pay the cable modem bill...

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 8:35 PM | Report abuse


To all the fair weather fans who thought I was too old...said I was washed up... Kiss my azz
- Joe Gibbs

Posted by: rickyroge | December 30, 2007 8:36 PM | Report abuse

How good does this feel???????

So happy! So excited! So proud!

We are gonna do some damage in these playoffs!

Portis has been a monster the last 4 weeks. Love it when he is playing lights out.

What about that defense?? It's ferocious at the moment. No-one is able to run it on us now and the secondary has really stepped up since we lost Sean. Much respect due.

What more can we say about Todd? He's the Iceman! Nothing seems to be able to fluster him.

Let's ride this thing all the way to Arizona in February and take the Pats perfect season off them!! (Am I taking this too far????)

Posted by: tartanskin | December 30, 2007 8:36 PM | Report abuse

If I was a Cowboys fan (ouch, that really hurt typing that!) then I'd be very worried right now. They can say what they like but the truth is that they are slumping and we handled the best team they could have fielded tonight. They are there for the taking and I just pray we can keep this thing going in Seattle next week so we can get another shot at them in 2 weeks time.

Posted by: tartanskin | December 30, 2007 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Gregg Williams (and Shawn Springs - who was amazing today :) said that Phillip Daniels brought a picture of Sean Taylor into their meeting room last night that he had signed for a fan in training camp. Williams put it on the jumbo screen.....Sean had signed his name and wrote under it "We want Dallas!" They both said it really motivated them today. Santana said it really inspired him as well.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 8:46 PM | Report abuse

I hope the team continue to honor the Reaper.

Posted by: jm220 | December 30, 2007 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Wow, great game. So much fun to watch, even at 2-13 beating the CowPies is important and fun. So much the better to show up and execute with everything on the line.
It does show that you can't let up at all. You go into a game thinking you can throttle back to 90% and you'll get your hat handed to you.

Posted by: daggar | December 30, 2007 8:49 PM | Report abuse

A very impressive victory.

Glad we're playing first next weekend.

I hope we can knock off Seattle, then sit back and watch the other playoff games in a relaxed state.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | December 30, 2007 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Since the genesis of this run was the two games against the Bears and Giants, I add a degree of respect to this march -- Chicago beats GB and NO, NYG plays pretty well against the Pats. There was no downhill part of the schedule.

Posted by: daggar | December 30, 2007 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Seattle Redux!!!! This is so great just to have a shot after hitting rock bottom just earlier this month. It's kind of odd because I always thought some of the ballyhooed 06 signings (Arch Deluxe, BLloyd,Randle El) were made to combat teams like the Seahawks. It's just nice to be able to play them again with more of an offense. Hopefully GG can come up with a good gameplan against the Seattle passing game. But hell I'll worry about that later. Break out the Johnnie Walker Black the Skins are in the playoffs!

Posted by: cbeck08 | December 30, 2007 8:59 PM | Report abuse

one brilliant stroke by gibbs was keeping the schedule and NOT asking for bears thur game to be changed,,,

b/c


that 10 day break after was huge, like a new bye week and a chance to regroup after the ST situation.

Posted by: chrislarry | December 30, 2007 9:00 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a regular blogger, but I am a die-hard SKINS fan and man it feels GREAT to be going back to the playoffs!!! I would love to go to Seattle next Saturday, but I'm broke so I'll watch from home.

Anyway, Tony Romo was so bad today he couldn't have hit Jessica Simpson's big boobs if she was standing right in front of him!!! :)

The SKINS are back baby. You know, there is a quote that was said by someone I know a lot of young kids looked up to growing up. Well, I say we need to adopt it and change it to this:

"Whatcha gonna do brother when Joe Gibbs and his Washington Redskins run wild on you brother"!?!??!?!!?

Courtesy-
Hulk (yes I did steroids) Hogan!

Posted by: mlewis31 | December 30, 2007 9:01 PM | Report abuse

cL, I agree, the long break was necessary to prep for the Giants.
Looking back at the Bills game, I have to hand it to St. Joe... to get the team to show up and compete during the maelstrom that was the worst week ever. They didn't have the precision required to put the Bills away when they could have in the first half, and they were too drained in the second half to keep up the fight. And they still lost by one point.

Posted by: daggar | December 30, 2007 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Uh, you obviously haven't been in Seattle in January :-)

The weather sucks up here.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 08:22 PM


got you on the weather. just thought they had a roof on that joint, am I wrong?

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 9:19 PM | Report abuse

The Hills are alive with the sound of music!

abc

Posted by: mul | December 30, 2007 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Seattle is S H I T.

The are hartless chock artists with no run game. If we had any offence we would have beat them 2 years ago.

On comcast they were talking about how the fans were fleeing the ship 4 weeks ago. Most were not but far to many of the blogers and talk show host were.

What is said is how many people will jump off the bandwagon if the lose 3 weeks from now. Gibbs should have made this or that call blaa blaa blaa.

I can't think of a team that has over come this much to make the playoffs.

Posted by: mul | December 30, 2007 9:37 PM | Report abuse

BTW what was that screen at the end of the half. Was that Al or Gibbs.

I did like Todd rolling out in the second half.

Posted by: mul | December 30, 2007 9:41 PM | Report abuse

In the Cowboys post-game, Terry Glenn and Tony Romo were both complaining about LaRon Landry hitting Glenn and Hurd "low."

What a bunch of excuse-making crybabies!

And the funniest part is, that is a team that has Roy "Horse Collar" Williams on it.

Sheesh.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | December 30, 2007 9:44 PM | Report abuse

mul, that seemed like a 2nd or 3rd option . . .

not really a screen, didn't seem like there were any blockers out there to help, looked like a checkdown to me . . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Where the hell is every one.

If I say Gibbs is OLD will people came back on game night.

Posted by: mul | December 30, 2007 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Skins win by 21.
Beautiful.

Posted by: puttinforbird | December 30, 2007 9:47 PM | Report abuse

skinsfan8KaboveMSL

I just wish that throw was put in the ground.

Posted by: mul | December 30, 2007 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Think of the Eagles for a moment -- they had to play the three NFC playoff teams twice, they played GB, SEA, and NE. That's 12 games against playoff teams.
NFC East sends three teams to the playoffs 2006 and 2007. Solid work.

Posted by: daggar | December 30, 2007 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Is it good to play on Saturday.

Long trip and the team is spent.

But:

I am sure many people now MATT hurt his wrist but says he will be fine.

Also will not have too much time to look ahead for the Dallas game.

Skins will have more rest for the Dallas game and time to game plan while Dallas will be rusty.

Posted by: mul | December 30, 2007 9:54 PM | Report abuse

From Dallas Morning News website:

On a third-and-5 in the second quarter, Terry Glenn proved the health of his knee by taking a shot at the legs from Redskins rookie S LaRon Landry. Glenn had already fought through an illegal chuck from Fred Smoot, and was upended downfield on a go route by Landry, coming screaming off the hash.

And at first, Glenn thought nothing of it. But his teammates didn't feel that way and after the situation was explained to him, Glenn's mind began to change on the matter.

"From what I heard, the guy was really trying to take me out," Glenn said. "So now I look back on it, yeah, I think it was intentional, because he could've stayed back. If I'm running in for the ball like that, why is he coming at my knees?"

QB Tony Romo was as upset as anyone, saying in his postgame presser that it was "disappointing" while characterizing the hit as a cheap shot. Glenn wasn't happy either, but seemed willing to chalk part of it up to youth.

"He's a young guy," Glenn said. "And hey, I guess he wanted to play a little dirty, I don't know, I'm not sure."
---------------------------

Bunch of whining excuse-makers.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | December 30, 2007 9:55 PM | Report abuse

cowpies should check a replay before running off at the mouth. Landry clearly didn't go after that little girl's legs. He fell down.
F Dallas
F Seattle
F Dallas again

Posted by: puttinforbird | December 30, 2007 10:00 PM | Report abuse

It didn't look like a cheap shot to me. But then again his nickname is Dirty 30 lmgo

Posted by: jm220 | December 30, 2007 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I thought it was pretty clear Double Vision was going for the ball as it fell short, and with the slippery conditions his momentum carried him into Glenn.
Ah, well, let them flap their gums.

Posted by: daggar | December 30, 2007 10:04 PM | Report abuse

I still like Double Vision more -- there should be a warning sign for opposing WRs that "Laron Landry may be closer than he appears"

Posted by: daggar | December 30, 2007 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Yes he was going down for the ball, did not get it, and the big Mo took him the the leg but not the Knee of She Glen.

Posted by: mul | December 30, 2007 10:08 PM | Report abuse

I thought it was a cheap shot at first, but upon further review he was just sort of sliding. No harm no foul

My advice...study hard for Seattle. You don't want it coming down to a field goal.

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 30, 2007 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Smack if the D keeps playing the way it is now I don't think they will be a big problem. I also think CP will have a big game.

Posted by: jm220 | December 30, 2007 10:12 PM | Report abuse

I don't know how many of you were there but it was a phenominal environment!!!! Happy to finally see Dalas, especially when so much was on the line.

Posted by: fly_fisher92302 | December 30, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Redskins. They wanted it more than Dallas and hopefully they continue the hot streak into the playoffs.

Redskins results against NFC teams in the playoffs:
L Giants 24-17
L Packers 17-14
L Cowboys 23-28
L Tampa Bay 19-13
W Giants 32-10
W Cowboys 27-6

Any one of those losses could have been wins in my opinion. The Cowboys flat dominated their last few games. Keep it rolling in the playoffs. Hail!

Posted by: Dorf | December 30, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

correction: the cowboys should have mean the Redskins... The Cowboys have looked fairly tame in their last couple of games.

Posted by: Dorf | December 30, 2007 10:20 PM | Report abuse

So the one problem with the last four weeks is that we still don't know whether the D can stop a highly efficient, productive passing attack in the absence of Sean. The D has done everything you could ask all year long, but with the losses in the secondary (And Rocky) I still have to hold my breath a bit.

Posted by: daggar | December 30, 2007 10:22 PM | Report abuse

I never thought I would say it but...

Coach Joe is a Weapon!

#$%&^@#@$%*$#@

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 30, 2007 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Since I didn't see a response to the outdoor stadium question and I am a transplanted skins fan living up here...It is wide open and loud. I worked some games here last year and it is a rowdy group but they can be made to shut up if you get up on them by a few scores. The weather will more then likly wet and about 35.

Posted by: jandlml | December 30, 2007 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Let the cowgirls dry over spilled milk... That was clean and only a result of him diving for the ball and sliding on the wet turf...

Great Game - Let's keep this wagon rolling to Seattle, Dallas, and GB/TB/NY and then to Arizona.

We can beat anybody if we continue playing this kinda ball...

Hail to the Redskins and Goodnight!

Posted by: EinVB | December 30, 2007 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Man the Cowboys blog is blowing up on the Dalls Morning News!!!!!!!!! They are turning on themselves! Its beautiful...Do there and read some of the inbread fighting

We Want Boofer We Want Boofer

Posted by: Tyler84101 | December 30, 2007 10:27 PM | Report abuse

HAIL TO THE SKINS!!!
stop analyzing everything sit back and enjoy the victory!!!! Lord knows I am, my feet are finally drying out.

Posted by: fly_fisher92302 | December 30, 2007 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Good win but quit ******* each other's ****s. Seattle is no gimme.

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 30, 2007 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Geez.....Laron has been warned about helmet to helmet hits so he aimed a bit lower :)

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 30, 2007 10:34 PM | Report abuse

seatle is no gimme, no game is. A year ago everyone thought the browns were a joke and like a fart in the wind comes derrek anderson. I think it will make an interestin playoff. I am NOT a hater, but the reality of the situation is that it's going to be really hard to advance beyond seatlle. GB at GB? NE for the super bowl if it ever went that far. I think Dallas at home with TO will be a whole new monster opposed to what we saw today. Although, we are getting a head of steam!!

Posted by: fly_fisher92302 | December 30, 2007 10:35 PM | Report abuse

This whole tournament is wide open. Seattle is full of veteran players who are fully capable of turning their mediocrity around, and a future HOF coach who is nothing short of brilliant and reliable in playoff situations.

This is why the NFL in January is so awesome.

We're in the dance. It's theoretically possible for us to win it all, and it's totally possible for us to bow out in one game.

My prediction: we beat Seattle, and lose to Dallas.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 10:41 PM | Report abuse

I would like to be the waiter at the Ricky Bobby and Lisa date. I could be the fly on the wall, but then I would probably be dead before the Super Bowl.

Where is this blessed even happening?

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 30, 2007 10:41 PM | Report abuse

I am so happy - for me, yeah, but for those guys. They've been though so much. This is just awesome.
The best part (for me) is that I live in Seattle, my office looks out over Qwest Field, and a buddy is a Seahawks season ticket holder, so I may be at the game.

HAIL!

Posted by: feifin | December 30, 2007 10:44 PM | Report abuse

From Dallas Morning News website:

On a third-and-5 in the second quarter, Terry Glenn proved the health of his knee by taking a shot at the legs from Redskins rookie S LaRon Landry. Glenn had already fought through an illegal chuck from Fred Smoot, and was upended downfield on a go route by Landry, coming screaming off the hash.

And at first, Glenn thought nothing of it. But his teammates didn't feel that way and after the situation was explained to him, Glenn's mind began to change on the matter.

"From what I heard, the guy was really trying to take me out," Glenn said. "So now I look back on it, yeah, I think it was intentional, because he could've stayed back. If I'm running in for the ball like that, why is he coming at my knees?"

QB Tony Romo was as upset as anyone, saying in his postgame presser that it was "disappointing" while characterizing the hit as a cheap shot. Glenn wasn't happy either, but seemed willing to chalk part of it up to youth.

"He's a young guy," Glenn said. "And hey, I guess he wanted to play a little dirty, I don't know, I'm not sure."
---------------------------

Bunch of whining excuse-makers.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | December 30, 2007 09:55 PM

SWEEP THE LEG!

Posted by: edpliu | December 30, 2007 10:46 PM | Report abuse

I don't think the Boys can beat the Skins right now. I'll be hoping for a Seattle victory for that very reason.

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 30, 2007 10:49 PM | Report abuse

don't thikn dub L was trying to be dirty on that play at all. . .

smack, if your boys need that kind of motivation to stay up, watch out . . .

gotta say though, the net effect of that is probably positive if the opposing receivers develop alligator knees to complement the alligator arms . . .

hail!

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 30, 2007 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, and this is not arrogance, but just kind of an observation...I don't think that the Cowboys "are who we thought they were"

They hit teams this year at the right team, played a great game against Green Bay, and Romo to TO is a great weapon, but without TO, who knows?

Maybe the great start was their relief at being released from Parcells.

Posted by: johndinhouston | December 30, 2007 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Gregg Williams et al. have just been unbelievable these past 4-5 games. Even during the losing streak, the defense was playing well.

Take away McIntosh, Rogers, Taylor, have a gimpy Springs and still play at this level?

Coaching the heck out of the players.

'Course, your players have to ultimately do it. Like to have some more pressure from the d-line; but they've completely stifled the running game.

Posted by: SteveMG | December 30, 2007 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to have been MIA in a time of celebration; I've been vomiting due to happiness.

Love to all (especially you, 4th!)

HTTR

Posted by: TDawg | December 30, 2007 11:05 PM | Report abuse

BANDWAGON!!!! Start that thing up!!!

Posted by: steve | December 30, 2007 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Here's a breakdown on Seattle (just their home games this year)

20-6 Win over Tampa (9-7)
24-21 Win over Bengals (7-9)
17-28 Loss to Saints (7-9)
33-6 Win over Rams (3-13)
24-0 Win over 49ers (5-11)
30-23 Win over Bears (7-9)
42-21 Win over Cards (8-8)
27-6 Win Over Ravens (5-11)

Combined Win % of teams they beat (.393)
They average 21 1st downs per game. 14 by passing; 6 by rushing and 1 per penalty.
They have a 35% 3rd down efficiency and and a 38% 4th down efficiency.
they average 360 yds of offense at home (against some pretty bad defenses)
252 yards passing and 108 rushing

They hold the ball about 31:17 per game at home. Again against poor defenses by and large.

My prediction: A 31-17 win to shock the 'hawks. I flat think we're a better team who's had to play in 2 tough stadiums in the last three weeks (Meadowlands and Metrodome) and won at both. Our run game is working, our passing game is working, and our defense is lights out right now.

Posted by: Soups1 | December 30, 2007 11:18 PM | Report abuse

I don't think anybody here thinks Seattle is a gimmie. Nobody who makes the playoffs is a gimmie. But I sure wouldn't want to draw us for my first playoff game. I think we'll go there and win. If I didn't think that, why the hell would I be on this blog? We are white-hot right now. We are thoroughly dangerous individuals.

Posted by: Soups1 | December 30, 2007 11:23 PM | Report abuse

My prediction: we beat Seattle, and lose to Dallas.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 30, 2007 10:41 PM

I'm with you on the first, but predictions beyond the next game are way too tricky. Its like pre/early season W-L predictions.

Skins have this next one, however, based on Lust for Mayhem. Passive-aggressive falls quickly to active-aggressive.

Posted by: dcsween | December 30, 2007 11:28 PM | Report abuse

JIBBA jibba jibba

Posted by: dcsween | December 30, 2007 11:30 PM | Report abuse

JABBA jabba jabba

Posted by: dcsween | December 30, 2007 11:31 PM | Report abuse

This is harder than Loseable Type ... maybe an echo in here.

What happened re: the Toddimatum?

Posted by: dcsween | December 30, 2007 11:32 PM | Report abuse

How is THIS Shehawks team different from the one we faced in 2005, in terms of play makers? I know that Jurivicious is in Cleveland now (boooooo to the Colts!). Hasseback was out and concussed for a while, right? Who else?

Posted by: dcsween | December 30, 2007 11:35 PM | Report abuse

#1: they don't run near as well.

#2: We're different. Brunell had a dead arm by that time (started in the Eagles game, was worse in the Tampa game; nothing left in the Seattle game). We would have won with servicable QB play last time. This time we finish the job!

Posted by: Soups1 | December 30, 2007 11:38 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't Hamlin in the Seattle secondary in 2005?

Posted by: dcsween | December 30, 2007 11:45 PM | Report abuse

I need to come clean. I have ripped Gibbs for a lot of last year and most of this year. I still think a lot of his decisions left a lot to be desired.
But, my hat is off to St. Joe one more time. I've been a Skins fan since the early '60's and this as emotional a win as any I've seen.
It's all been written here and I won't try to write it again, but I needed to publicly give the man his props.
God Bless ya Joe, and Hail to the Redskins!!

Posted by: RedskinWillie | December 30, 2007 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Quick fact. Portis is the no 3 rb in the NFC, no 6. overall, however the no 1 &2 nfc did not make the playoffs. So in the NFC playoffs he is the no 1 RB, the no 2 is Brandon Jacobs, ranked no 15 overall in the NFL.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 30, 2007 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Using the intergoogles a little before bed. This seems like a nearly COMPLETELY different Seattle team (re: play makers) compared to who the Skins played in 2005. From what I can tell, there are only really four important guys playing now who were important then: Hasselbeck, Alexander, Tatupu, and, of course, Holmgren. [I don't recall Trufant being as big a part of the equation last time.] Maybe I'm blacking out on kicking in that 2005 playoff game, but I don't remember Josh Brown being much then.

Kearney was on Atlanta then, Burleson in Minny, Deon Grant was a Jaguar, and Marcus Pollard was a Lion.

Posted by: dcsween | December 31, 2007 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Sorry I haven't been around in a while. Been dealing with some health issues. Just wanted to get on the bandwagon and say how proud I am to a Skins fan today.

Peace.

Posted by: LarryBud | December 31, 2007 12:10 AM | Report abuse

soups1:

you have a point re: hawks competition. . .

every team in the nfc east finished .500 or above. . .

when was the last time that happened?

skins have not had an easy road to the playoffs and I believe that storyline will play itself out. . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 31, 2007 12:22 AM | Report abuse

What a great day; what a game.
This season has been a long strange trip...and the trip ain't over.

Redskins Willie, we missed you downtown.
And HELLO Seattle...HAIL!

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 31, 2007 12:33 AM | Report abuse

FIrst off...got to enjoy my birthday today throwing back beers with Nate and Stumped. And props to Stumped who picked up our tab....very nice!

I was in Seattle in 2005 and even though Shawn Alexander was having an MVP year, in that particular game he wussed out after being cuncussed early on. However, Mack Strong made some nice gains and key 3rd down pick ups.

Ken Hamlin was on that team, but did not pla because he ad been attacked at a bar several weks earlier. However, he was there and raised their 12th Man flag in the end zone and that defininately got the crown and the Shehawks pumped up.

A key to that game was a missed John Hall FG and a sure Int that should have ben returned, but was droped by none other than CRogers.

This year is very different....I have a good feeling that I and my fellow Skins fans occupying Section 307 Row P will be singing HTTR several tiimes.

Skins 27 Shehawks 23

Posted by: dchandl3 | December 31, 2007 12:41 AM | Report abuse

FIrst off...got to enjoy my birthday today throwing back beers with Nate and Stumped. And props to Stumped who picked up our tab....very nice!

I was in Seattle in 2005 and even though Shawn Alexander was having an MVP year, in that particular game he wussed out after being cuncussed early on. However, Mack Strong made some nice gains and key 3rd down pick ups.

Ken Hamlin was on that team, but did not pla because he ad been attacked at a bar several weks earlier. However, he was there and raised their 12th Man flag in the end zone and that defininately got the crown and the Shehawks pumped up.

A key to that game was a missed John Hall FG and a sure Int that should have ben returned, but was droped by none other than CRogers.

This year is very different....I have a good feeling that I and my fellow Skins fans occupying Section 307 Row P will be singing HTTR several tiimes.

Skins 27 Shehawks 23

Posted by: dchandl3 | December 31, 2007 12:41 AM | Report abuse

8k, one of the dudes at the sports bar pointed out that every team in the AFC South is also .500 or better, so this unusual feat has happened twice this season.

The NFC East is sending three teams to the playoffs for the second straight year, after (I believe) no division ever sending more than two teams to the playoffs in this playoff format. The AFC South is the second division to pull off this feat, with TEN joining IND and JAX.

(I was going to say something snarky about Indianapolis not being "South" but then remembered that Dallas is not exactly "East".)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 31, 2007 12:41 AM | Report abuse

YAHOO!! PLAYOFFS!! Now I don't know if I should call in sick for this game or save it for the Dallas game. HTTR!!

Posted by: NCICURN | December 31, 2007 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Yep, hail to Stumped for picking up the tab. That was awesome.

The secret ingredient of this four-game run has not been Todd, it's been the smothering, swaggering defense. After losing its best player and then two of its key young fellers, the D has been amazing.

What I'm trying to say is, if Grilliams concocts a defensive game plan with the same wizardry he's shown these past four weeks, and the players execute the way they have these past four weeks, we will utterly embarrass the Seahawks on Saturday.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 31, 2007 12:46 AM | Report abuse

I won't make predictions, but I like the way forward.

The Skins have the talent to beat anyone on their warpath and right now they certainly seem to have the will.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 31, 2007 12:51 AM | Report abuse

The key for Seattle in 05 was the left side of their line..Walter Jones and Steve Hutchison. Their defense in 07 is better. A major key to our success will be keeping Kearney at bay by using Cooley/Yoder/Sellers to chip him and make sure he doesn't have a clear path to TC. Their corners are better this year as well....but I think TC is doing such a great job at finding the open guy that the key will be giving him some time to find that guy.

Another smaller, but not altogether insignificant detail is that Seattle also also had to finish their season on the right coast as well and so they'll lose a day to travel vs closing out at home.

Posted by: dchandl3 | December 31, 2007 12:59 AM | Report abuse

wow! this team is awesome. i really missed watching sean play today. i really wish he was here. this d with todd running the O now would be the number 1 D. one of the best ever. i miss sean.

but wow! awesome awesome feeling with the skins going to the playoffs and loving the fact that the players are rallying around gibbs.

couldn't believe what they did to romo and their running game. could only watch espnS (had 3 tvs on virgin and had them tuned to espnews, espn2, espnclassic) so didn't get to watch until a few hours ago. wow. smack, you gotta be worried.

and hopefully we'll be able to chant "we want dallas!" on saturday and the next time it's for real. no excuses.

Posted by: dealer | December 31, 2007 1:17 AM | Report abuse

In case they hadn't been noted:

Witten seeking 100 receptions: Denied!
Romo seeking the completion record: Denied!
Barber seeking 1000 yards: Denied!

Worst Dallas rushing performance ever: Granted!

Posted by: JimmieBise | December 31, 2007 1:22 AM | Report abuse

@#$#@@#$ looseable type. . .

take a look at the standings, very interesting to see how things ended up...

not going to try and summarize again, . . .

too late ffor that.. .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 31, 2007 1:25 AM | Report abuse

Having now read the WAPO stories about the game, I recall 4th's guest blog, before the game. He really nails this situation.

We're watching something happen that really is more important than the Superbowl. We're watching a team, truly play like a team. We're watching every individual play to their fullest potential. These guys have their heart in it. These guys really are playing their guts out. It's not about the paycheck; it's not about next year's contract; and it's not about who is putting up the stats. They're playing football with passion; the way the game was meant to be played.

There is nothing to hold back now. They're playing at their limits, without fear of finding out what their real limits might be. Life is too short to make excuses.

Enjoy Skins fans. Pity the Seahawks.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 31, 2007 1:32 AM | Report abuse

happy birthday nate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

as far as the patsies go...maybe some other day. i don't really like anyone in particular on that team except brady. the dude is a champ. he's jordan. no qb has done so much (going back to montana my earliest memory) with so little than brady. that's why i like him. and that is also the reason bellichoke is nowhere near the coach as gibbs. not even close.

Posted by: dealer | December 31, 2007 1:47 AM | Report abuse

Wheeee! That was fun, wasn't it?

Current forecast for Qwest on Saturday is 46 and rain. According to weather.com, the temp in Landover today was 43, and of course it was precipitating. So weather-wise, today's game was a dress rehearsal for next week.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 31, 2007 2:23 AM | Report abuse

Who is coming to Seattle for the game? :-)

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 2:46 AM | Report abuse

21 point victory
hmmm

Posted by: rbd202 | December 30, 2007 07:32 PM


No mystery...they did it WITH Sean. The final score differential leaves no doubt...nor does the 'mysterious' drop by Austin on the cowgirls first drive of the 2nd half. Should have been a TD...but also SHOULD have been a highlight reel takedown by the real #21.

The ethereal 21 was there in every one of our guys and coaches...even today. Especially today. And even is spirit initimidates...ask c-girl Austin.

Tough to top this one, folks. 70-chip in '82? 35 point 2nd quarter in 87?

This feeling is right up there with the best of them.

Bless those guys for lifting us all so much while bearing a burden heavier than most of us could possibly imagine.

Hail!

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 31, 2007 3:03 AM | Report abuse

The darn commentators are still talking about the fans gave up and turned on Gibbs.

Many of use did not even on this negative blog. We knew the first year we had nothing and this year we had a young QB who had to be brought along slowly and CP was still da man. I hate the revisionist ass covering, al la Iraq (who knew) BS.

Posted by: mul | December 31, 2007 3:17 AM | Report abuse

Ok, some people may not like it and I apologize is some think it's too early to start talking football again, but all I have to say is...

Beat the Bears!
Beat the Bears!
Beat the Bears!
Beat the Bears!

c'mon people, let's get the train rollin, beat the Bears, and go from there! This team is not out of it, I swear it.

The cowboys game on Dec. 30 is an easy win, provided the Cowboy's don't slip up between now and then (and provided that Green Bay doesn't win out as well). Because if dallas has homefield locked up, they will sit Romo , TO, and the rest of their key players. So if we beat the Bears, we need only worry about the Giants and Vikes. THIS IS DOABLE, PEOPLE!

As Jimmy V once said, don't give up. Don't ever give up.

Posted by: Barno | December 3, 2007 08:26 PM

DAMN I'M GOOD...

Posted by: Barno1 | December 31, 2007 3:29 AM | Report abuse

Barno, great work.

Don't quit, don't even quit.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 31, 2007 3:33 AM | Report abuse

barno, i did not believe it could be done (after the bucs and bills game). wow! i really want to savor this moment. and people who're talking about next year need to stop. we have todd. lightning in a bottle. todd is now!

Posted by: dealer | December 31, 2007 3:41 AM | Report abuse

Nice, Barno!

...got any stock tips by chance???

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 31, 2007 3:44 AM | Report abuse

Maybe in the offseason we can mull this over. I am loathe to stir something up during this wonderful run. But it's nagging at me, so I'm puttin' it out there.

There's been a lot of speculation up here as to how these games would have turned out had Campbell not been injured and remained at QB. We'll never know, of course, but it's an interesting question (even more so after seeing Collins put the ball on the ground a few times last week and this). And it gives the Campbell doubters a chance to vent their spleen, which is always nice.

The flip side of that speculation, though: if Collins had been running the offense for the first twelve games, would we have been better than 5-7?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 31, 2007 3:47 AM | Report abuse

...Just as puzzled now as I was after the Chicago game, when it seemed obvious that the Colonel was calling plays very differently for Collins than he had for Campbell. I was miffed then and sort of remain miffed.

You know, if Collins mastered this offense by watching it from the sideline for six seasons or whatever, wouldn't it have made more sense to have him start (and, you know, give the team a better chance to win now, if you believe the team would have done better than 5-7 if he started all season) and have Campbell watch for a couple of seasons?

Or was Gibbs not inclined to make that swap because it was too complicated already, with Brunell having been demoted the previous season? Or because of the backlash for yanking Ramsey about seven seconds into a season in favor of Brunell?

Anyway, please ignore me. I just want to get this vexation out there, get it off my chest, so I can move forward to completely enjoy the wonders of this wonderful ride to wonderland. By which I mean Seattle. This Saturday. Wow.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 31, 2007 3:53 AM | Report abuse

barno, i did not believe it could be done (after the bucs and bills game). wow! i really want to savor this moment. and people who're talking about next year need to stop. we have todd. lightning in a bottle. todd is now!

Posted by: dealer | December 31, 2007 03:41 AM


Fear the Todd-urtle...

Any legs at all??? My only visits to Landover were as an enemy ACC combatant (hops from the real South), but I always loved the slogan!


PS...Nate: it is nagging everyone. But not the time for nagging now! The Todd-urtle has the technology to create a faster JC...a stronger JC...a WISER JC in '08. Experience from observation. Hopefully it works better than the Brunell experiment!

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 31, 2007 3:54 AM | Report abuse

Also, let's get a Toddimatum update sometime.

Please, Cindy? I know we keep moving the goalposts, but it's good to know where we are relative to their current position, whatever that is.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 31, 2007 3:55 AM | Report abuse

Aye, SoCal, aye. I won't bring it up again until we're done playing, which I reckon will be in early February.

Speaking of which, I told a bunch of Packer fans at the sports bar that I intend to see them back there in three weeks when our Skins visit Lambeau for a rematch, to decide the NFC title. They liked the idea a lot. (They are very nice people, Packer fans, in my experience.)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 31, 2007 3:59 AM | Report abuse

Not looking ahead, mind you! Just that if this team keeps playing the way it's been playing, really good things will keep happening.

I really, really like our chances in Seattle. That's as far as I'm going to go, by way of a prediction.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 31, 2007 4:00 AM | Report abuse

Nate -- my company is headquartered in Minneapolis, and I have come to realize that all uppper, upper/upper Mid-Western folks are very nice people...methinks largely due to the extreme conditions imposed by so much inside time with each other breathing recycled air during the winter months. You are either nice or insane in a hurry!

The CFO of one of my partner companies is a Packers share-holder, and he cursed the #17 jersey I brought by a few weeks back...called it "JV" colors.

So don't be fooled by a few sheep-colored jackets today. They are still reeling from their showing in Chicago last week that rendered our game against the cowgirls meaningless for them!

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 31, 2007 4:07 AM | Report abuse

...not looking ahead either, Nate, but I agree with you on our chances next week.

If for no other reason than I have been a Bubba-beliver since grade school:

"The energy level has gone up so much, it's like the whole team has been hit by lightning," (since Sean Taylor's funeral) said director of sports medicine Bubba Tyer, in his 36th season with the Redskins. "I've only seen this happen three or four times in all the years here. You can't explain it. But you can feel it."

Kind of like Yoda speaking... "on a path to glory, they are now."

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 31, 2007 4:15 AM | Report abuse

Thank God Barno was right. Without his eloquent, prescient words, the team might be on their couch next week. Great job Barno! Way to lift all those weights, run all those wind sprints! A great offseason of sprinting to the mailbox looking for that DVD has borne some improbable fruit. My hat is off to you. But I don't wear hats, so I'll have to make do with my pants. My pants are off to you, good sir. Well played.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 4:35 AM | Report abuse

Looking at espn.com and CNNSI.com...no one cares about this 'Skins team.

Great.

Let's sneak up on all of them.

HTTR!

I was a kid in '82, an adult in '91. I have been obsessed with the 'Skins since I was a kid, incensed during my college (Norv) years, and frustrated during my adult years. Right now, I am so far beyond proud of this team.

It's hard for me, in my 30s with a life and challenges of my own, to get into all the celebrity adulation surrounding pro athletes. The more I meet them through charity and other related events, the more I realize that I should adore them from afar only, via the television every Sunday. I have no real desire to meet them or get their autographs or be around them. It's just not my thing.

All of that said, I completely respect that Sean's death has had an effect on a generation and fan base in the same way that Len Bias's death had an effect on my generation.

To see this team rally around Sean's memory is admirable. To see the coach (indeed, the only pro sports figure) who I admire and adore (and come close to "worship") vindicate his career and talent is amazing. To see this team (whose colors and logos and uniforms make me so happy every Sunday no matter how well or poorly they play) get this far despite all this adversity is a lesson for us all.

I can't say it more eloquently than Ahmad earlier on Sunday. Life and fate are cruel sometimes. But we persevere. We move on. This 'Skins team exemplifies the better traits of man. These aren't simply aloof and unapproachable professional athletes. These are men who have seen the ultimate low first-hand, and climbed out of it to achieve their goals.

It's not what happens to you. It's how you respond.

That's life.

That's this team that I adore right now.

Today, I am proud to be a Redskins fan.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 4:49 AM | Report abuse

The thing I love about being here is that we are all FANS. That's short for fanatics. If the Skins were 5-10, us hamsters would still be here bringing the positivity to beat Dallas despite a bunch of dorks spewing their negativity. That makes this victory all the more sweet with you people.

I even found it rather strange that Jasno had nothing but positive things to say about the Minnie game.

Woo hoo and Hail!

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 31, 2007 4:52 AM | Report abuse

Re-watching the game for the third time.

I fear that Man Boobs may find himself in a head coaching job (other than the 'Skins) soon. It would be absolutely unconscionable if an NFL owner looking for a head coach were to overlook Gregg Williams.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 5:22 AM | Report abuse

I don't get to see many games out here in Asia, but I was awake at 3, 4, and 5am jacked up for this game. And the team I saw play that game was completely different than anything else this season. Just amazing defense (do you remember many missed tackles? NOPE.) Other than Smoot getting torched twice (once for a PI call), just a great performance. I believe in Toddball. They even overcame all those challenges being correct.

HTTR.

- Paps in Manila
(still have no idea how to sign in with my old moniker)

Posted by: dpurka | December 31, 2007 5:27 AM | Report abuse

I never expected that team 2 years ago to go deep in the playoffs, but I felt that game in Seattle was winable. Glad we get a second chance. Just hope Todd can deal with the noise.

Paps

Posted by: dpurka | December 31, 2007 5:32 AM | Report abuse

HOLLA!!!!!!!!

Posted by: RickyBobby | December 31, 2007 5:38 AM | Report abuse

I am only worried about Todd's cement legs next week. We need him to hold onto the ball or throw it away after 3-4 secs. I have a feeling Seattle's D will go after him to create more turnovers like today

Posted by: dpurka | December 31, 2007 5:47 AM | Report abuse

Paps,

just sign in as PapsInManila@whateveryouwant.com

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 31, 2007 6:10 AM | Report abuse

Post-game injury report:

The Redskins came out of Sunday's game with several injuries that will be monitored through the week ahead.

Stephon Heyer suffered a mild sprained knee, but he was able to return to the game.

James Thrash aggravated his sprained ankle. He missed four games earlier this season due to the injury.

Randall Godfrey suffered an abdominal strain and Chris Samuels suffered a finger injury.

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | December 31, 2007 6:17 AM | Report abuse

A better myspace page than those we saw in late November. This one is about SeanTay.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=292657349

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | December 31, 2007 6:19 AM | Report abuse

12/31/72:

Redskins 26, Cowboys 3

12/30/07:

Redskins 27, Cowboys 6

Nice. Very nice.

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | December 31, 2007 6:21 AM | Report abuse

Diddy - King's MMQB is sprinkled all over with Redskins love. He says that the Skins will be the story of the week. I was thinking the same thing yesterday.

Is the official home for homeless skins fans who got to Seattle your place??

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 31, 2007 6:21 AM | Report abuse

I don't know if I missed the chat, but to me it looks like we have an undrafted rookie free agent starting at right tackle over a 10+ year veteren who gets paid alot of $$$ and seems to be healthy. Wade came in to replace Heyer for the last series, so he is healthy enough to play (just in case someoe wanted to use that excuse)

I love it.

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 31, 2007 6:35 AM | Report abuse

I got in to a verabal sparring match during the pre-season with someone I thought was a moron after he suggested Collins be the starter over Campbell.

I love humble pie, yes I do. Pie goes down. Down to my belly.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 31, 2007 7:14 AM | Report abuse

Moron this story as details continue to come in!

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 31, 2007 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Wow! from Don Banks at si.com

"In the NFC, strangely enough I'd have it: 1. Washington; 2. N.Y. Giants; 3. Seattle; 4. Green Bay; 5. Dallas; 6. Tampa Bay.

While we can have differences of opinion in the league's junior varsity conference, it's hard to make the case that anyone in the NFC other than Washington is playing its best ball of the season as the playoffs approach."

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 31, 2007 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Everyone gets into the "reporter" act when the Skins are winning. (Scroll to the bottom of the article for the reporter's name.)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/30/AR2007123002448.html

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | December 31, 2007 7:56 AM | Report abuse

There is no chance that Jasno wrote the first section of this article. No chance.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/30/AR2007123002776.html

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | December 31, 2007 7:59 AM | Report abuse

I can't understand how PKing can rate the Giants over the Skins when we wiped them out 2 weeks ago in NY.

10. New York Giants (10-6). Of all the injuries the Giants suffered against the Patriots, the biggest one is center Shaun O'Hara.

11. Washington (9-7). They would play any team in the NFC right now within a touchdown. Beware, Seattle.

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 31, 2007 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Good morning--and an early happy new year, eh? Welcome back, Larry Bud. Glad you're doing better now; you wuz mist.
Keep an eye on the DC Sports Bog; Big Stein will have some fresh copy for you and you're going to enjoy it. Also hope you'll take a moment to read all our coverage while we wait for Jasno's MM H-back. I'll be going in to work a little later, since Joe Gibbs doesn't address the press until 5:15 (I think New Year's Eve must not be that big a deal for him; either that or it doesn't take him long to get spiffed up.) The Skins hadn't decided on the practice schedule last night, other than to say the players are off tomorrow. Which means practices Wednesday and Thursday (it's going to be very cold here, btw) and a walk-thru/flight to Seattle on Friday.

Posted by: TheCindy | December 31, 2007 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Nate,

Your feelings mirror my own. I'm just trying to get past it to simply savor the success.

Looking at the post game shows, it seems that Todd, himself, probably offered the best perspective. He said something to the effect that he didn't consider himself to be the key ingredient in the resurgence of this team over the last several games. He said the defense has been amazing, that the running game has been terrific, and that he's been fortunate enough to be in the game for the ride.

So, you're right, it's not about Todd, specifically, though he's been playing great ball and the wins would not have been possible if he'd come in and stunk up the joint. It's about everyone playing inspired football together. We have 21 to thank for that. They have all rallied around his memory, they play together in his honor, and have kicked their game up a couple of notches. Hell, even Coach Gibbs seems more aggressive and decisive.

So, I'm gonna just push down the nagging thoughts and enjoy the ride with my team. I'll worry about that stuff when the trip is over.

Posted by: JustMe | December 31, 2007 8:07 AM | Report abuse

No "recherche" here. Redskins need to sign him up for another year or two.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/30/AR2007123002782.html

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | December 31, 2007 8:07 AM | Report abuse

I'm deeply crushed by that shot, Crickets.

Posted by: TheCindy | December 31, 2007 8:27 AM | Report abuse

I just want to give, Cindy, Jason and the other beat reporters some props for their excellent work covering the team this season, especially during the Taylor tragedy.

Happy New Year Everybody.

My resolution's.
1. I am starting a new job, so I want to do that well.

2. Living down in SW I want to hit a ton of Nats games.

3. Lets root for a winning football team in this season and the next one.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 31, 2007 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Looking over comments (after drying my tears, Crickets)...Toddball is due for a little skid, no? You have to think he's smart enough to adjust so that, when that happens, he turns around and hands the ball to Portis.
And every time I have the same thought about Gregg Williams getting a head coaching job, I flash back to his days in Buffalo. I don't think he's suited to that.

Posted by: TheCindy | December 31, 2007 8:31 AM | Report abuse

I actually think that GgW would make a decent coach this time around. He's more aggressive as a coach than Gibbs plus he has said that he has learned a lot about people management from Gibbs.

Posted by: cmecyclist | December 31, 2007 8:42 AM | Report abuse

The question I have about the Redskins is whether they can pull off the daunting task ahead of them: winning all their playoff games on the road. I know the Steelers did that, what, two years ago? But I don't think they're in the same class as those Steelers. That said, only an idiot would say unequivocally that they can't do it, given what we've seen since Sean Taylor was buried.

Posted by: TheCindy | December 31, 2007 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Well we all know the rumors that Gibbs will sign an extension. I don't think he can coach after 70 but that gives us a 3 year window. This coaching staff is so damn impressive, both on paper and its finally showing on the field. If and when Joe does decide to step down, I still do think he needs to stick around in an executive capacity, team president/executive in order to keep this staff together regardless of who the next coach is.

My question for everyone. If Williams became HC who would you want to take his spot as DC. If Al became HC then who would you want taking his current job.

For me I would be interested to see our RB coach move up the ladder if the job went to Al, and if its GG then I hope we find a guy who can work with him that is D-Line savvy.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 31, 2007 9:01 AM | Report abuse

The Toddimatum
Technically, it doesn't really exist. It was more of a suggestion. Still, we're at 140,047 posts...and that's pretty dang fine. We might make 150k by next Monday, but, again, that's more of a suggestion than a command. This is a marathon, not a sprint...one day at a time...one pants leg at a time...one Oreos pizza at a time...

Posted by: TheCindy | December 31, 2007 9:08 AM | Report abuse

My 2 cents about the Collins/Campbell "controversy" - I've also wondered if we would have a much better record if Collins had been the starter. However, I have to go along with Doc Walker. Doc said we need to remember that Campbell was working (actually not working) with WRs who did not practice due to injury. Now our WRs are healthy (hopefully they stay that way) and have been practicing with Collins - a luxury Campbell did not have. But it does go without saying that Collins knows the offense....trusts the receivers to be on the "spot" and Saunders has full confidence in Collins so can diversify his playcalling. Doc also mentioned that a young QB is constantly told to do "as I say and don't make mistakes" whereas a veteran QB will take chances.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 31, 2007 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Mmm Oreos Pizza

Posted by: alex35332 | December 31, 2007 9:10 AM | Report abuse

In the playoffs you have to play the guys who give you the best chance to win games, its that simple.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 31, 2007 9:17 AM | Report abuse

That said if it were me I go with Collins. If we are up by like 28 in the 4th and JC can play, maybe give him the playing time. Don't rush em.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 31, 2007 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Collins will be the starter....Campbell will not "be 100%) until we lose.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 31, 2007 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I thought St. Joe always picked the QB that prayed the best?

That always ... amused me ... when Brunell was the starter. The coaching staff sees these guys every day, knows what their strengths and weaknesses are, and is highly motivated to choose the player that gives them the best chance to win.

There are certainly other factors at play -- you want to see what you have in JC, and he needs reps and game experience to realize his potential. But that only goes so far.

Posted by: daggar | December 31, 2007 9:30 AM | Report abuse

ChRis LaRRy Quick hits:

1. The Campbell/Collins cunundrem to me is a chic & egg situation. To many variables to have a clear cut answer. Weird Al loves Collins and he knows the system better than any player in the game. Collins the man the rest of 07, after that well we got months...

2. The next person to talk about the "lack of depth the skins have" is gonna make me puke up bile. How many dude went down? How many dudes have stepped in? Looks like tghe "WRs off the street" Keenan Mac and Bug Eyed Caldwell paid dividends. Monty, Wilson, Alexander, Golston, Doughtey, The young CB, Inspector Prileau, Heyer, Wade, Fabini, Blades, K. Cambell, Godfrey....wow

3. Santana, glad to have you back. We are a diff team whn Oye Como Va is ballin.

4. CP haters step off.

5. New Hit movie, Manboobs: The Redemption. Does it end with a new HC gig?

6. Team tackling all year and especially last 8 games has been huge.

7. Sorry Dealer F Brady and the Pats. So sick of them gettin HJs 24/7/365. Would love to see the Colts smack them in the mouth.

8. "So proud of the Giants for hangin tough, America thanks you"...gag puke cough...F the Giants...losers...have fun beatin tampa without the 5 guys you got hurt in that game....tools...

Posted by: chrislarry | December 31, 2007 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Been away for a lil bit, but great win by the Skins. They're playing very well, going into the playoffs, clicking on offense, and their defense is swarming.

Bring on Seattle!!

Posted by: gregmarino88 | December 31, 2007 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Joe Gibbs is one of the most respected coaches in the NFL. He has proved again that with consistant quarterback play, he can win as many games as any coach, and more than most. I have been a Redskin fan for many years, and this one has been the most exciting. We will dis-mantle the Seahawks. Then it is back the the big "D". Hmmmnnnn.

Posted by: les395 | December 31, 2007 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Check out this column in CBS Sports site:

http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10550771

Than check the comment sections and the tool who wrote "ease up on the melodrama" than go slam him like i did...

Posted by: chrislarry | December 31, 2007 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Just did some quick research on Seattle:

On Defense
12th versus the run
19th versus the pass

On Offense
8th passing offense
20th rushing defense

The Skins need some strong corner/safety play this weekend. Seems like most of their offense is dictated by their passing game. Shawn Alexander isn't what he used to be, still a concern however. ACarter is going to have his hands full versus Walter Jones

On offense, I think that the Redskins will have a lot of success passing against this team. They do have a couple guys, Patrick Kerney(14 sacks), Julian Peterson(10) and Darryl Tap(7) who can make life difficult for passing teams.

Just my thoughts.....

Posted by: gregmarino88 | December 31, 2007 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Raise your hand if you cried like a little girl with a skinned knee seeing Coach and everybody else's smiles at the end of the game?

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 31, 2007 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Still on vacation for two more days, but WHAT A GREAT VICTORY LAST NIGHT.

Who is this team, and what have they done with the hapless redskins??

I want Dallas in two weeks at Big D with TO.

I think our team can beat ANYONE.

I sure hope JC is watch TC's mastery of the patient, read your progressions and throw the ball on time QB play.

Ahmad, left you a note on your glog thread.

HAIL!

Posted by: Zebraskins | December 31, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

jspaceman, that was a sight to behold. Did you see Clinton pour a cup of water on Gibbs?

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 31, 2007 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Just scrolling through all the comments. Welcome back Larry.

Barno, I have never heard someone rep themselves as much as you do... if you were famous you def would not need a PR person...

CL, good list

Posted by: Zebraskins | December 31, 2007 10:36 AM | Report abuse

I missed that Lisa. Funny!

To echo larry, the tackling his been incredible. If they get a hand on you, you are going down. I can't remember ever seeing a team with this much heart.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 31, 2007 10:40 AM | Report abuse

ChrisLarry
Thanks for the tip on the CBS link. That was an idiot, he needed to be slammed.

Posted by: skinsfan_81 | December 31, 2007 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm...I wonder where that retarded Dallas troll has gone to. I haven't seen any of that idiotic "slurp, guzzle, burp" crap lately.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 31, 2007 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis, first 100 yard rusher against Dallas this year. TAKE THAT HATERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

SLURP SLURP GUZZLE GUZZLE my whole team is one man i pray and cry to my mommy that little boy Owens will be back in time to lose. Mark my words when the Cowboys are one and done T.O will NO LONGER BE THE MODEL CITIZEN EVERYONE THINKS HE HAS BECOME. He was everyone's best boy in Philly at first too.

Posted by: sams3 | December 31, 2007 10:51 AM | Report abuse

The upsteppage by the defense AFTER losing Carlos Rogers, Sean Taylor, and Rocky Mac, is really the impressive thing ... THAT is worth the melodrama.

Cindy, doesn't the Boren Suggestodd get extended until as long as the Skins are alive in the post-season?

Posted by: dcsween | December 31, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

You won't find any Dallas cockroaches this morning. They are all in hiding trying to convince themselves that even though Romo played into the third quarter, his poor performance was due to the fact that the game was meaningless to them.

Posted by: skinsfan_81 | December 31, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

i'm so proud of our guys and i feel lucky to be a skins fan among the greatest fans in football.

let's keep in rollin'!!

i have to ask this same question that someone else asked earlier: what was gibbs talking about when he referred to Joe Bugel's "tough year" and "updates from Holly"??

HTTR!


- the artist formerly known as #50 Ravin Caldwell fan

Posted by: wuwei1976 | December 31, 2007 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Guys come on, Tony looked pretty good last night. Let's be honesty here, I know if I had a great games like he has the past three I would certainly cry about the hits a 90 year old washed up never was been knee's take.

Posted by: sams3 | December 31, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I, for one, can't wait to see this secondary engage the Seattle passing game.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 31, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

I've watched the game highlights on redskins.com about 6 times this morning and get chills every time...

Great win!

Posted by: chris_skins_balt | December 31, 2007 11:13 AM | Report abuse

from the blog in the Houston Chronicle this morning:

"Romo just couldn't pull this one out"

Wonder what game THEY were watching?

Posted by: johndinhouston | December 31, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Lenny Pee Pee checking in this AM....takes usual shots and skins, and bashes the NFC while busting out the lube for his hand to groin act on Pats...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs07/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=3174340

Is this guy the least interesting, not funny, lame, ugly and ill informed sports writer in america...?

Survey Say:

YES!

Posted by: chrislarry | December 31, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Awesome game yesterday. I still get chills thinking about the point differential. I think Gibbs is truly showing why he's in the HOF. What other coach rallies to win SB's during strike years or with three different QB's (not one a-HOFr). And then to steer this team to the playoffs through all of this season's tragedy and turmoil is just amazing. There's always the chance that this emotion and fire they're playing with now wears off and they come back to earth, but with Coach Gibbs I don't think so.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | December 31, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

That reads like something you'd see in USA Today or People Magazine.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 31, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I think so, CL. At least Dr. Z knows his stuff. Plus he's a hoot on that "She Says Z Says" thing with my future wife, Brooklyn Decker.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Fight On, Fight On
Til you have won...
WIN FOR SEAN TAY-LOR!!!

Posted by: gregskins | December 31, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I thought LenP's article was pretty accurate...

We're all stoked here, and we're all fans of this improbable 'Skins team. And what they've done is amazing and a great story.

But the Patriots are for real, and whoever represents the NFC is probably going to lose.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 11:38 AM | Report abuse

I forget the rule...is Man Boobs allowed to interview for HC positions this week? I can't remember if wild card coaches are available in this short playoff window or not...

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Diddy - you're marrying Brooklyn too? Guess i'll see you in Utah. At least they have good snowboarding.

Posted by: mile.high | December 31, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Pdiddy,

Not gonna give him credit for being accurate in saying "Pats prolly gonna win"...duh...

but his assignment was to size up NFC, which he did a piss poor job of. Read Clayton's AFC one..that the Pats turf and he does a better job of summarizing what to pay attention to.

Also Len is just a lame writer, no style, flair, humor...always sounds bitter...always values snark over substance...

dude sucks and that even the homer in me talkin...

Posted by: chrislarry | December 31, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

When Domino's came out with that Brooklyn Style Pizza, they did so because they know of my love for Brooklyn Decker and Domino's Pizza. It was an omen. We were meant for each other.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 11:56 AM | Report abuse

And, I, too, miss gurgle slurp burp guy.

John from Herndon clearly has his heart transplant.

Sallie Mae has her ***hugs***.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and lest we ALL forget...

"not guy" promised to reveal himself if the 'Skins beat the Cowboys.

Come forth, good sir!

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

And x_1967 has his Giants.

And Diddy is about to receive the restraining order...

Posted by: daggar | December 31, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Great Win!!!

Very excited for the postseason now. This team is putting it together at the right time. If the skins continue to play this way, nobody in the nfc can beat them.

monkalicious

Posted by: scott | December 31, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Seahawks fans are being cry babies on espn.com. They are saying that because fans voted for the Redskins to beat the Seahawks all the voters are non informed Redskins fans. They are saying "Does anyone even know anyone on the Seahawks? you know nothing about the team!"

My answer to that is, yes i do know alot of the members, however no, alot of poeple don't because they aren't worth knowing. People know the Redskins because they have talent. They only thing they have going for them is Pat K, good luck with Samules bro, he faces alot better than you on a WEEKLY BASIS.

Posted by: sams3 | December 31, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

It's macabre, but part of the business. Predictions on who gets fired this week?

Mine:

1. Dolphins: Cam Cameron
2. Falcons: Bobby Petrino (for the sake of completeness)
3. 49ers: Mike Nolan
4. Jets: Eric Mangini
5. Ravens: Brian Billick

I think Lane Kiffin and Herm Edwards get reprieves. I also believe Scott Linehan got the "vote of confidence" from John Shaw.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Not a chance in Hades Mangini gets fired....the rest I say spot on.

Posted by: chrislarry | December 31, 2007 12:12 PM | Report abuse

A star on the walk of fame, Diddy? You've truly arrived.

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2007/12/28/diddy_to_receive_star_on_walk_of_fame

Posted by: 4-12 | December 31, 2007 12:13 PM | Report abuse

ESPN is saying Parcell's has already fired the GM.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 31, 2007 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Clearly my talent up here on RI has finally been recognized!

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I think Cameron stays because Toddcoat isn't available.

Posted by: daggar | December 31, 2007 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Gone:

Billick, Marvin Lewis, Mike Nolan, Cameron, Emmitt Thomas.

Wildcard:

Shanahan

Posted by: chrislarry | December 31, 2007 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I think Jason Garrett would be a fantastic Ravens or 49ers coach. But if the Cowboys are smart, they'll lock him up with a sketchy Rooney Rule-avoiding deal similar to the one Man Boobs purportedly received.

Russ Grimm would be great for the 49ers. Outdoor, natural turf stadium that's perfect for the Grimm offense.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Add Childress in Minnesota to the list of possible coaching fires.

And possibly Millen in Detroit along with his coach.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | December 31, 2007 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Brad Childress

Posted by: 4-12 | December 31, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Marvin Lewis is safe.

Posted by: jm220 | December 31, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I think Shanahan is coach for life in Denver. Now he may decide to quit, but I think coaches like him love watching young players mature into great ones. I love Jay Cutler, and Shanahan is the kind of dude who would be good for him. The Broncos were in the same situation as the 'Skins...which is not unusual given the close trade relationship the two teams have.

Had JC not gone down with injury, I'm not sure the team would have made that run (not to open that can of worms again). Cutler is a young QB with tons of promise, and lots of erratic play (a lot like JC). It's not surprising they went 7-9 instead of 9-7 as a result.

Bottom line: as long as he's healthy, Shanahan stays. No way Bowlen fires him.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Childress will get one more year to get the quarterback situation together.

Posted by: jspaceman72 | December 31, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Not sure what year Marvin Lewis is in on his deal, but if there's any substantial time on it, I think the Brown family is too cheap to fire him and pay him.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 31, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Lenny P will take any shot at the Skins since he can't let of being the only national sportswriter to miss Gibb's return. It's pretty transparent by now - his bias is widely known. And he won't change despite how often is he is off the mark. And he has been exposed by ProFootballTalk on numerous issues. I just skip his reporting now - there are better writers at ESPN and CNNSI.

Posted by: i155133 | December 31, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we can rub on Cutler's nuts a little more... Everyone thinks he is the best of all time, when Peyton was in his second year you didn't look at his play and think "wow, this guy is trash."

I'm pretty sure if Cutlet was that good you would have atleast seen him do one good thing by now.

Posted by: sams3 | December 31, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I would not be surprised at all if the Boys and Pats are not in the Super Bowl. Jax is not afraid of the Pats and will bring its game anywhere, and there is a reason Romo was a free agent in the first place.

Posted by: i155133 | December 31, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Unless you count having a picture with like 3 chins as good. Then Cutlet is bomb.

Posted by: sams3 | December 31, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Playoff Haiku

Timeout then Timeout!
"Redskins will miss the playoffs."
Can I take that Back?

Posted by: mrspartan | December 31, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Diddy,

Your right on Shanahan except there have been rumblings of a split there and everyone wears out welcome eventually...I dont think it will happen either, but is my "crazy" long shot pick.

The Vikes should can Childress immediately that dude is a horrible coach in the modern NFL...they def should have been able to get into the playoffs...straight choke job.....


Reports are Martz is out as O Cord, he might get a look...he can only be the guy at this point...i wouldnt be suprised if he big fished with a college team.

NOOOOOO to Grimm to San Fran, he needs to sit tight for 3 years...

Posted by: chrislarry | December 31, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Dirty 30 was on xxx and said when he hit Glenn he was going for the ball and not her. He laughed it off about his complaining about the hit.

Posted by: jm220 | December 31, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Marion Barber 6 for -6 that's some probowl running. I'm so sick of watching him run sideways and break tackles. He is a queer hit him in the backfield and end it.

Posted by: sams3 | December 31, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Marvin Lewis has a deal that ends in 2010. He's talking about blowing up the hole thing there.

Posted by: JustMe | December 31, 2007 12:38 PM | Report abuse

The Denver offense, with its elite young superstar QB Cutlet, scored exactly 20 points/game this year. (Yes, that is 20th in the NFL and actually slightly worse than the Redskins.)

Meanwhile, their defense gave up 409 points or 25.75 points/game. It's a good thing that Denver has those two shutdown cornerbacks!

Early in the season, skillful clock manipulation by Shanahan gave Denver two cheap wins. Otherwise, they would have finished at 5-11.

Posted by: tafka | December 31, 2007 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Marvin Lewis just needs to stop drafting knuckleheads. I think he's a decent coach with a good eye for talent - just needs to put more emphasis on character evaluation.

Also a few weeks ago I would have included Philly as a coaching vacancy with Andy Reid stepping down but with them finishing strong I think he'll be back.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | December 31, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Unrelated, but still football, anyone catch the hit from the Colts/Titans game? The guy from the colts, Reid, who did the hitting, ran UNTOUCHED down the length of the field, and AB-SO-LUTELY smoked, the kick returner for the titans.

Posted by: gregmarino88 | December 31, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I could still see A. Reid stepping down, but think its 70/30 he stays...

Posted by: chrislarry | December 31, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Denver's points allowed should be 25.57 per game instead of 25.75 per game. Where are all those posters who always complain about Chump Bailey getting away?

Posted by: tafka | December 31, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

That Reid hit reminded me of Sean Taylor, except that Reid is about the same size as Sellers. Reid's feet never left the ground.

Posted by: tafka | December 31, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Beware the Redskins.

With a 27-6 home victory over a Dallas team with nothing to gain, the Redskins secured the NFC's final playoff berth in defiance of convention. The NFL's most resilient team by just about any measure, Washington opens the playoffs at third-seeded Seattle (NBC, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET).

The Redskins entered Week 17 with five starters on season-ending reserve lists and a sixth, Sean Taylor, having met a tragic demise. Five other teams entered the weekend with more than five starters lost to injury for the season. None earned playoff spots.

The Redskins played the final three weeks without their injured starting quarterback. They won all three games. Jason Campbell is probably done for the season. That's notable because the five teams with starting quarterbacks on injured reserve watched their teams miss the playoffs.

Six teams placed two starting offensive linemen on season-ending reserve lists this season, but only one -- Washington, of course -- is heading to the playoffs.

Posted by: jm220 | December 31, 2007 12:55 PM | Report abuse

beep x 2

Posted by: gregmarino88 | December 31, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody know if Shawn Springs' dad is still in a coma or not?

Posted by: cdelftwenty | December 31, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Nice stats find, jm220. No team has ever done as much as the Redskins have this year after losing so many key people, especially early in the season (Jansen, Thomas, Rogers).

Posted by: tafka | December 31, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

beepeth

Posted by: dcsween | December 31, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Ron Springs is still in a coma. The chances that he will recover are about 1 in 100 million. (The family will probably have to make a difficult decision sometime after the season ends for the Redskins.)

Posted by: tafka | December 31, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

cdelf, everyone now has moved over to a new post from Jason LaCanfora. You may want to join us there.

Posted by: tafka | December 31, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Wow, you'd never guess it from Shawn Spring's interviews and obviously the way he's playing on the field. The guy is a pro.

Posted by: cdelftwenty | December 31, 2007 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Shawn is definitely a pro's pro. I hope the Redskins find a way to keep him after this year.Everyone seems to think he will be leaving.

Posted by: tafka | December 31, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I might have missed it in earlier posts..but does anybody know for sure where the Skins will be staying. I just got tickets for my 16yr old daughter and myself and we'd like to see them while we are there.

Posted by: selfmovesusa | December 31, 2007 3:16 PM | Report abuse

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