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Skins Not In Foxworth Hunt

Got a bunch of emails on this through the day and evening so figured I'd just put it out there. The Skins are not pursuing Dominique Foxworth, the Denver CB who is a Baltimore native and went to Maryland.

The Broncos are shopping him, and given his roots I got a lot of questions on it, but multiple sources with knowledge of the situation said the Skins are not in the mix for him. If anything, if the Skins were looking to beef up at corner I'd have signed Ricky Manning Jr. as a free agent rather than deal more picks

By Jason La Canfora  |  September 1, 2008; 8:47 PM ET
 
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I agree. There are plenty of CB's. We don't have to use draft choices.

Posted by: frediefritz | September 1, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Honestly never heard of the kid. But there is 1 big name in denver.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 1, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Dominique Foxworth? I thought the guy did redneck humor. "You know you're a redneck if...."

Not much of a leap from redneck to redskin, but I don't see how a comedian can step in at corner. Makes sense that Denver would shop him, but I'm glad we're staying away from him.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 1, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Dominique Foxworth is a career nickel corner

Posted by: Anonymous | September 1, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Who???

I thought the Skins were fairly set at CB. LB & WR is where I would look to make a signing.

Posted by: JinxMan | September 1, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking the 'Skins go hard after this guy now, just to make Jasno wrong again.

Last Friday, Jasno posted that they'd pick Frost over Brooks, and they went against him, nearly costing him his job at the Post. Two or three more like this and they've gotten rid of a pesky mosquito.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 1, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Plus, Denver has a history of picking the 'Skins pocket. "Yeah, we'll take a fifth, but for you only a fourth."

All the stars are aligned. Danny's probably already dispatched Redskin One.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 1, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

BONG!

Posted by: BigMurf08 | September 1, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

No Brett, Aaron gets hurt and GB's season is done.

FLYNN BEATS OUT BROHM FOR BACKUP GIG
Posted by Mike Florio on September 1, 2008, 7:06 p.m. EDT
Given that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been injured more frequently over the past two years than former Packers starter Brett Favre, the backup quarterback in Green Bay needs to be ready to play.

Entering the 2007 season, the guy who’s a sprained ankle away from the starting job is Matt Flynn, a seventh-round pick in the 2008 draft.

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the team’s depth chart shows Flynn ahead of Brian Brohm, a second-round pick in April.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 1, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Colt Brennan is ahead of ALL rookie QB's

Posted by: Anonymous | September 1, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Riots at the RNC btw, Amy Goodman, national radio newscaster arrested along with a reporter from the AP. Dona Brazil pepper-sprayed.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 1, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Last Friday, Jasno posted that they'd pick Frost over Brooks, and they went against him, nearly costing him his job at the Post. Two or three more like this and they've gotten rid of a pesky mosquito.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 1, 2008 9:17 PM

Nearly cost him his job? A bit of a stretch, don't you think?

Posted by: Colin | September 1, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Got to wonder if we have more than one person posting as Talent Evaluator some times. Either that or TE has a little split personality thing going on.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 1, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps the Redskins would have been able to trade RB Marcus Mason in exchange for Foxworth (who would be an upgrade at CB over Tryon or Torrence at this point). The Broncos tend to stash RBs on the roster.

Posted by: Annapolis | September 1, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why Horace from St. Olaf made the practice squad and not McMullen.

I'd like to see the skins get another receiver and another Linebacker as someone else pointed out. Perhaps even another tackle with Wade being cut.

I think of Carolina with Smith, Hackett, Musin Mohammed, and Jarret and I think our receiving corps is absolute crap by comparison. Probably Delhomme is way better than any QB on our roster also.

Posted by: DTC | September 1, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Agree up till Delhome with DTC. he is the most overrated QB in the NFL in my opinion.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 1, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Delhome is TC as a starter on a running team

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 1, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

I don't think McMullen is eligible for the practice squad....he's been in the league for years.....

Posted by: Lisa | September 1, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Nate in the PDX,

If you're out there, I sent u an email response. Yes, pls send me an invite.
Hail!

Posted by: RITCA | September 1, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

McMullen isnt eligible for practice squad ... I heard Cincinnati was talking to him but not sure if anything came of it. Honestly I think cutting him was one of the dumbest moves this sub-par IQ front office has made. Not only would he have been our best red-zone option but I think I would have supplanted Thrash as a starter.

be sad if the guy ends up in the CFL :(

Posted by: Anonymous | September 1, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

10-4 RITCA, invite on its way... hail to the second (but in no way inferior) RI fantasy F-ball league.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 1, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

What have those dudes in Carolina done lately? Two playoff appearances in the six seasons Smith has been their leading WR. In a fairly craptastic division. Whoop dee doo.

Yeah, sure, I'm a dopey homer on this one, but I think Steve Smith = Santana Moss. And I wouldn't take the rest of their dudes over the rest of our dudes. Just my opinion. And I would never take Jake Delhomme over Jason Campbell. But I'm an idiot like that.

The fate of this offense is in the hands of the O line, Jason Campbell, and James Aloysius Zorn. At this point it's too late to worry about the WRs. We're going to war with the army we have.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 1, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

I think of Carolina with Smith, Hackett, Musin Mohammed, and Jarret and I think our receiving corps is absolute crap by comparison. Probably Delhomme is way better than any QB on our roster also.

Posted by: DTC | September 1, 2008 10:50 PM

Zorn coached Hackett while both were in Seattle. We could have had him if he was any good. Zorn not signing him tells me all I need to know about Hackett.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 1, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

be sad if the guy ends up in the CFL :(

Posted by: Anonymous | September 1, 2008 11:24 PM

If he ends up in the CFL, that means that 32 NFL teams did not think he was good enough.

Having said that, look for him to maybe join the Skins after game one. He is not eligible for the PS so we were not able to sign him there.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 1, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Well, now that the exchange rate has improved, a CFL contract might be worth more than an NFL contract.

Posted by: cload & daggar | September 2, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

NBA players are going for the contracts in Europe, so you have something there.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 2, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Last Friday, Jasno posted that they'd pick Frost over Brooks, and they went against him, nearly costing him his job at the Post. Two or three more like this and they've gotten rid of a pesky mosquito.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 1, 2008 9:17 PM

You're not only ignorant about how to GM a football team, but how to run a blog or write a column. If sports columnists were canned for getting a speculative prediction wrong, there wouldn't be any left. But that's what you want. I'm saying you work for the Redskins PR staff and it is your assignment to denigrate the Post, critical reporters and a free press in general.

For God's sake, you'd make a lousy espionage agent or poker player. You couldn't be more obvious if you signed it "Guy trying to denigrate a Free Press."

How do you like them apples, Hoss.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 2, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Riots at the RNC btw, Amy Goodman, national radio newscaster arrested along with a reporter from the AP. Dona Brazil pepper-sprayed.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 1, 2008 10:01 PM

You call THOSE riots? Read some history.

Posted by: Mayor Richard Daley | September 2, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Got to wonder if we have more than one person posting as Talent Evaluator some times. Either that or TE has a little split personality thing going on.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 1, 2008 10:06 PM

Depends on whether Vinny is looking over his shoulder when he posts.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 2, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse


Dunno who stayed up to watch it, but that UCLA-Tenn game had a helluva 4th quarter.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 2, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Vinnie has at least one positive on his record -- never select an Ohio State QB. WTF is Joe Flacoo doing starting for the Ravens? Even if Troy Smith is dead, he should be able to beat out Div II rookie-of-the-year.

Or, as NFL Fanhouse says: "Still. Ravens fans ... you are one Joe Flacco pulled hammy or tweaked thumb away from seeing Joesph J. Harrington for the next few weeks. Because, regardless of how tough Flacco is, Baltimore isn't going to risk crushing his development or their future to force him in a game."

Posted by: cload & daggar | September 2, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

And there stands Marcus Mason, lurking on the Ravens' practice squad, ready to make us pay in week 14 by ... practicing really hard.
I mean really, really hard.
He might even try special teams again.

Posted by: cload & daggar | September 2, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

This team has become a laughing stock.

Since Gibbs left:

1. Treated Gregg Williams like horse manure.

2. Hired a sissy sock puppet as a head coach.

3. Did NOTHING in free agency.

4. Blew 3 2nd round picks on over rated pass catchers, when our needs were elsewhere.

5. Traded away a 2nd round pick for an elderly defensive end who is past his prime and now injured.

6. Kept the entire draft class, eventhough it sucked, and now 20% of the entire team is made up of this year's draft.

THIS TEAM IS A JOKE! I AM SICKENED TO BE A REDSKINS FAN RIGHT NOW!!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | September 2, 2008 1:45 AM | Report abuse

...lurking...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 2, 2008 3:42 AM | Report abuse

signing Jason Taylor is nothing?

I think I would have found a way to keep McMullen.

Posted by: stumped | September 2, 2008 3:44 AM | Report abuse

Sports Guru, please take your "sickened" self elsewhere if you hate it so bad. I think the Eagles and Giants are always looking for more whiners to fill there stands each year.

Posted by: Del Cannon | September 2, 2008 4:06 AM | Report abuse

I would have definetely liked to have kept Mason and McMullen. I got a feeling they will catch on somewhere and be pretty big.

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | September 2, 2008 4:09 AM | Report abuse

THIS TEAM IS A JOKE! I AM SICKENED TO BE A REDSKINS FAN RIGHT NOW!!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | September 2, 2008 1:45 AM

You're not a fan. You're a sad joke. Do yourself and us a favor and just go away.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 2, 2008 5:57 AM | Report abuse

Got to wonder if we have more than one person posting as Talent Evaluator some times. Either that or TE has a little split personality thing going on.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 1, 2008 10:06 PM
..........................................

Alex, Got to work both sides of the street on RI

...........................................

I wonder why Horace from St. Olaf made the practice squad and not McMullen.

Posted by: DTC | September 1, 2008 10:50 PM
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This is one of the easier ones. Horace was eligible for the practice squad. McMullen isn't -- he's been in the league too long. No conspiracy here.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 6:12 AM | Report abuse

Zorn coached Hackett while both were in Seattle. We could have had him if he was any good. Zorn not signing him tells me all I need to know about Hackett.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 1, 2008 11:40 PM

Plus, Hackett was injured half the time in Seattle and -- guess what? -- most of the pre-season in Carolina.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 6:13 AM | Report abuse

Boy, I thought someone up here would have crushed "Sports Guru's" skull by now. I'll wait...

And how about this little gem from our host:

If anything, if the Skins were looking to beef up at corner I'd have signed Ricky Manning JR. as a free agent rather than deal more picks

By Jason La Canfora | September 1, 2008; 8:47 PM ET

Really? Thank the sweet baby Jesus you're not our GM! Ricky Manning? He's an older player who is no better than Foxworth and he's got a history of being on the wrong side of the law. Yeah, that's EXACTLY what the Skins need right now. How about a guy like Deltha O'Neal? A guy who has been a decent starter AND can play special teams. Not a clown like Ricky f-ing Manning!

Damn, got myself started early this morning...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 2, 2008 6:17 AM | Report abuse

For God's sake, you'd make a lousy espionage agent or poker player. You couldn't be more obvious if you signed it "Guy trying to denigrate a Free Press."

Posted by: Corkczar | September 2, 2008 12:11 AM

Free press? You referring to the Washington Post? I'm looking at the copy I just picked up on my front porch and it says $.50, except with one of those little cent signs that they don't have on keyboards anymore. (What's that about?)

Free press is like the Dupont Current or the Examiner. Now there's a paper for you: free press from the first page to the last.

Posted by: Guy in favor of more free press | September 2, 2008 6:20 AM | Report abuse

Brown,

I agree with you on Oneal, think he would be a good pickup.

As far as Sports_idiot I have battled all weekend with the haters, I am tired of messing with Cowgirls fans which is all he is.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 6:22 AM | Report abuse

I agree with you on Oneal, think he would be a good pickup.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 6:22 AM

Wrong tense. Change "be" to "have been" -- the Patriots signed him yesterday.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 6:34 AM | Report abuse

TE,

Thanks did not know that.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 6:36 AM | Report abuse

kmdp4,

I'm with you on that. I just hope the Skins win on Thursday; that's the ultimate silencer (at least for the next 2 weeks).

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 2, 2008 6:37 AM | Report abuse

I don't know if this was posted on the blog already, but Cooley's blog has the 2008 team captains and an interesting take on the racial makeup of the team...


This season the Washington Redskins had an official, secret ballet vote for team captains. I was hoping we would use the "close your eyes and raise your hand method," but Zorn just passed around some papers with blank lines. Yoder said that we should have made Cooley campaign pins, but it got procrastinated too long to be ready for our "high school" election. I guess there is always next year.

We now have 2 captains from the offense, defense, and special teams. I'm sure that most Skins' fans could have made their team captain assumptions and came very closely to the actual selection but here they are. On offense Jason Campbell and Chris Samuels. Defensively London Fletcher and Cornelius Griffin (I thought both were obvious choices). And finally, not trying to leave out our special guys, Rock Cartwright and Khary Campbell made the cut.

Something discussed amongst the team during stretch today: The population of white players on the Redskins is exactly 25 percent and no white captains were selected (no big deal, just something we observed).

Also notable: Reed Doughty is the only white player on the defense.

Lastly: Not that I feel like I have to justify my previous notables, but I will. I love the black man! I love black people! I'm every body's motherf*****!


And here's the quote of the day from Buges:

"I don't want to see any gobble wobbling like a bunch of chicken-sh!ts. Snap the ball and hit 'em in the throat."

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 2, 2008 6:46 AM | Report abuse

Brown,

I love That Buges line.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 6:52 AM | Report abuse

Brown,

It's good, but don't you think that getting a quote of the day from Buges is like "picking the low hanging fruit"? Buges, Yogi Berra, Winston Churchill -- those guys never said anything that wasn't a QOTD.

Here's a challenge. Come back tomorrow with a QOTD from Warren G. Harding.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 7:00 AM | Report abuse

Two days to kickoff!

Holy moley! Yippee!

HAIL!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 2, 2008 7:28 AM | Report abuse

TE;

Let me Ride? Regulate - 1994

Posted by: Zebra | September 2, 2008 7:31 AM | Report abuse

Oh, you said Warren G Harding...

Posted by: Zebra | September 2, 2008 7:32 AM | Report abuse

t_e, not to step on brownie's toes, but Harding was not unheard of in the quotes department.

“I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my g*ddamned friends, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!”

http://thinkexist.com/quotes/warren_g._harding/

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 2, 2008 7:32 AM | Report abuse

I think we will get a big dose of CP in the first game, and alot of Cooley.

I think Zorn did not highlight the running game or Cooley in preseason, because he knew he would need those two things to get by, until the passing game comes together.

Run defense will have to be strong against the Gints, Manning is still not a QB that can beat you with the pass.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Good stuff, Nate. I wouldn't have found that since it's not available in a search on ESPN.com or redskins.com.

TE, does any quote from Yogi or Buges not bear repeating?

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 2, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Run defense will have to be strong against the Gints, Manning is still not a QB that can beat you with the pass.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 7:40 AM

True talk. I hope we expose them for the frauds they are on Thursday night. I'll need Laron to give me a pick 6 against Eli Gump for good measure.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 2, 2008 7:45 AM | Report abuse

k;

I beg to differ, that is exactly what Eli did against NE. So really it remains to be seen if that was a fluke, or the thing to propel him to greatness....

Posted by: Zebra | September 2, 2008 7:55 AM | Report abuse

“I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my g*ddamned friends, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!”

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 2, 2008 7:32 AM

Nate,

This has to be the highlight of his Presidency, but it doesn't count because it doesn't include the term "slobber-knocker."

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Last Friday, Jasno posted that they'd pick Frost over Brooks, and they went against him, nearly costing him his job at the Post. Two or three more like this and they've gotten rid of a pesky mosquito.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 1, 2008 9:17 PM

Nearly cost him his job? A bit of a stretch, don't you think?

Posted by: Colin | September 1, 2008 10:02 PM

Colin, how quickly we forget! Tony Kornheiser called it wrong only last fall in "the big one" -- Michigan v. Michigan State -- and he got the axe on the following Thursday.

Sure, they came out with a face-saving cover-up about "buyout, early retirement, yada-yada-yada" in recognition of the many right calls he'd made over the years, but we all know the real story.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 2, 2008 8:03 AM | Report abuse

Zebra,

Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int 1st 1st% Lng 20+ 40+ Sck Rate
17.E. manning 19 34 55.9 247 7.5 2 1 13 38.2 45 3 1 3 87.3

I do not call that beating them with the pass, do not get me wrong he had a good game. That game was won by the D-Line of the Gints.

And the point I was making is the Gints are a running team.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 8:04 AM | Report abuse

I agree K;

But all i see are the great pass rush avoidance and TD pass to Burress... last two passes that mattered and good ones at that...

Posted by: Zebra | September 2, 2008 8:09 AM | Report abuse

km, brown, agreed on stopping the run. One of the issues that I thought the Redskins had this preseason was not tackling well, and with a bruiser like Jacobs, they better get that right. I think Cooley and Davis can get open versus these linebackers. Thats all I've got....

Posted by: Greg | September 2, 2008 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Breaking News

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier was shot while waiting for some women outside a Jacksonville apartment early Tuesday and sustained life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Collier, 26, and former Jaguars player Kenneth Pettway were waiting in a car when a gunman shot into the vehicle, said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesman Ken Jefferson. Collier was shot several times but it's not clear where he was hit.

Collier was in critical condition at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, a hospital official said. The motive behind the attack was unclear, and the sheriff's office was investigating.

During training camp, the third-year lineman competed for the starting job at left tackle but was beat out by Khalif Barnes.

Earlier this year, Collier pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge stemming from an incident last fall, avoiding trial and accepting six months of probation.

The 6-foot-7, 350-pound linemen was arrested Nov. 3 after officers found him asleep behind the wheel of his sports utility vehicle at a McDonald's drive-thru window, according to a police report. Collier failed field sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol level of .096. In Florida, it is illegal to drive when a person's blood-alcohol level reaches .08.

Collier's attorney, Hank Coxe, disputed the police report and recommended that his client go to trial, but Collier didn't want the team to have to deal with the negative attention that it would generate.

Pettway, a backup defensive end who played in 17 games over the past two seasons, was among the players cut by the Jaguars last weekend.

Posted by: Cindy | September 2, 2008 8:23 AM | Report abuse

When are these guys going to learn, that being out on the streets in the early morning hours is dangerous no matter where you live or who you are. I hope he makes a full recovery, playing football again is the least of his worries.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Cindy | September 2, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse

One of the issues that I thought the Redskins had this preseason was not tackling well

Posted by: Greg | September 2, 2008 8:10 AM

Greg,

I'm thinking that most of the guys who were missing tackles won't be on the field tonight. Not all, but most.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 8:32 AM | Report abuse

te, thats a good point. I saw Kareem Moore go for the shoulders a couple of times, however.

Tragic story above about Collier....

Posted by: Greg | September 2, 2008 8:36 AM | Report abuse

When are these guys going to learn, that being out on the streets in the early morning hours is dangerous no matter where you live or who you are. I hope he makes a full recovery, playing football again is the least of his worries.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 8:26 AM

I don't think thats true, it mostly happens in Florida, there was that one in denver though. We should start penalizing the state force their teams to move for a year or two.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 2, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

This is too much like the Sean Taylor story -- guy minding his own business, gunned down for no reason. Hope it has a happier ending.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

When are these guys going to learn, that being out on the streets in the early morning hours is dangerous no matter where you live or who you are. I hope he makes a full recovery, playing football again is the least of his worries.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 8:26 AM

Agreed. Nothing good happens after midnight.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 2, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

I don't think thats true, it mostly happens in Florida, there was that one in denver though. We should start penalizing the state force their teams to move for a year or two.


Posted by: Alex35332 | September 2, 2008 8:38 AM

Pretty sure that wouldn't do a thing in Jacksonville or Miami. Sorry, Redcoat.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 2, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

This is too much like the Sean Taylor story -- guy minding his own business, gunned down for no reason. Hope it has a happier ending.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 8:38 AM

TE,

A little different Sean was in his bed sleeping, this guy was at an apartment in his car waiting for girls he met at a club.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

We dont need to compare, every situation like this is bad if it is minding ones own business or being out and about.

It is a sad state of affairs in this country if we can say that someone has a greater chance of being shot anywhere. Or that someone should expect bad things out around any town.

Posted by: Zebra | September 2, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

A little different Sean was in his bed sleeping, this guy was at an apartment in his car waiting for girls he met at a club.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 2, 2008 8:43 AM

I agree. It is a little different. But you have to acknowledge that it's a lot alike: Both were minding their own business, posing no threat to anyone.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Well all I know is if I had an NFL team I would require my players to sign a no living in florida law.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 2, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

I am willing to bet that the person who did this was no older then the kids who did it to Taylor though.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 2, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

It is a sad state of affairs in this country if we can say that someone has a greater chance of being shot anywhere. Or that someone should expect bad things out around any town.

Posted by: Zebra | September 2, 2008 8:48 AM

Zebra, Hasn't it always been this way? And isn't it this way in every country? I know when I've been abroad they've always advised me to avoid certain parts of towns, certain times of the day. And it's true here in Washington, not just in Florida like Alex would have us believe.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I agree TE, it is just sad, thats all...

Posted by: Zebra | September 2, 2008 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Zebra, Hasn't it always been this way? And isn't it this way in every country? I know when I've been abroad they've always advised me to avoid certain parts of towns, certain times of the day. And it's true here in Washington, not just in Florida like Alex would have us believe.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 2, 2008 8:57 AM

First off I was using sarcasim to deal with a sad situation,

I dont think its necessarily true around the world, we are in the to 25 in terms of murder rates globally, so not the worst but still we should be doing a lot better for one of the better nations in the world.

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_percap-crime-murders-per-capita

#1 Colombia: 0.617847 per 1,000 people
#2 South Africa: 0.496008 per 1,000 people
#3 Jamaica: 0.324196 per 1,000 people
#4 Venezuela: 0.316138 per 1,000 people
#5 Russia: 0.201534 per 1,000 people
#6 Mexico: 0.130213 per 1,000 people
#7 Estonia: 0.107277 per 1,000 people
#8 Latvia: 0.10393 per 1,000 people
#9 Lithuania: 0.102863 per 1,000 people
#10 Belarus: 0.0983495 per 1,000 people
#11 Ukraine: 0.094006 per 1,000 people
#12 Papua New Guinea: 0.0838593 per 1,000 people
#13 Kyrgyzstan: 0.0802565 per 1,000 people
#14 Thailand: 0.0800798 per 1,000 people
#15 Moldova: 0.0781145 per 1,000 people
#16 Zimbabwe: 0.0749938 per 1,000 people
#17 Seychelles: 0.0739025 per 1,000 people
#18 Zambia: 0.070769 per 1,000 people
#19 Costa Rica: 0.061006 per 1,000 people
#20 Poland: 0.0562789 per 1,000 people
#21 Georgia: 0.0511011 per 1,000 people
#22 Uruguay: 0.045082 per 1,000 people
#23 Bulgaria: 0.0445638 per 1,000 people
#24 United States: 0.042802 per 1,000 people
#25 Armenia: 0.0425746 per 1,000 people

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 2, 2008 9:08 AM | Report abuse

We actually moved up on the list. Those numbers are from 1998-2000, according to wiki we moved up to 23 despite the war in Iraq moving them to no 3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_murder_rate


Posted by: Alex35332 | September 2, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy | September 2, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Sorry Iraq is no 1 right now with 89 of ever 1000 people being murdered. they put countries that were at 9.1 over 89 when you do the wiki auto sort.

Still tragic that mankind is so violent.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 2, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

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