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Skins Take Colt Brennan

There's the QB. Set records at Hawaii. Coming off an injury, which caused him to slip more.

We'll see if he's a product of that run-and-shoot and how he projects to the pros.

Brennan had hip surgery this month and could be out three months, but with the Skins looking for a long-term project and third-team QB in the near term, I can see taking a shot, but these kinds of QBs have often not worked in the pros (Andre Ware, Klingler, etc.)

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 27, 2008; 3:57 PM ET
 
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Posted by: Paul | April 27, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

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AMAZING PICK!!!

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Posted by: First aGAIN | April 27, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Strengths: A gunslinger with an aggressive mentality. Accurate, puts good touch on passes and leads receivers on slant routes. Flashes the ability to throw into tight spaces on routes coming over the middle (in-route, posts, etc). Throws a tight spiral, steps into throws and knows how to lead his receivers. Is quick and mobile. Buys a lot of second chances with his feet. Also is capable of tucking the ball and running for first downs when opportunity presents itself. Has good ball skills and fields errant shotgun snaps well. Confident and aggressive. Wants the ball in his hands late in games. Is tough and will play through pain. Has adequate lower body strength and is a tough runner for his size.

Weaknesses: Height is only decent and bulk is marginal. Must get bigger/stronger in order to hold up in the NFL. Lacks ideal arm strength. Gets a lot of RPM's on throws but ball lacks zip on deep outs. He struggles to drive the ball down the field and many of his vertical throws will sail. Makes some poor decisions in the face of pressure and can throw the ball up for grabs. Plays in a spread scheme that simplifies reads. System has never translated well to the NFL; needs to adjust to taking snaps from under center, reading coverage while dropping and fitting the ball into tighter spots in the NFL. Doesn't secure the ball when pressure closes in on him and he can put it on the ground. Also comes with red flags regarding character (see History).

Posted by: RedBee | April 27, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

i dont like it, shouldve plucked that safety from Arizona St or Henderson from UMD

Posted by: riggo drill | April 27, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

i guess we are cool with our d line being old and terrible

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

would have loved to seen them take Peyton Hillis ( FB ) with that pick.. Colt will never be an NFL caliber Quarter Back.

Posted by: jay-hawg | April 27, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Vote of confidence for Campbell

Posted by: corkczar | April 27, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Woohoo!!!! I've loved Colt the past 2 years. I know he sucked against Georgia, but I think this kid could be pretty good. Go Skins!!!

Posted by: Adam | April 27, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Not bad for a late 6th round pick and a developmental 3rd string qb.

Posted by: BT | April 27, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I expect Colt to compete for the starting position THIS YEAR. Bravo!

Posted by: Fool | April 27, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Two years in a row with a Run-and-shoot QB in the draft. Maybe we can trade him to Cincinnati and learn from BBP and LBP.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Vote of confidence for Campbell

Posted by: corkczar | April 27, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Love Brennan. The kid's way underrated.

A much, much better choice than Palmer, at just about the same spot.

Posted by: B. Lloyd | April 27, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Ok. We'll hear about a couple of undrafted QBs in camp too. One will probably make the practice squad unless they can get some veteran help as a #3 while Brennen works on the practice squad.

Posted by: ChucklesHB | April 27, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I would have preferred to pick Woodson due to the stronger competition he faced in the SEC plus I cannot get that performance against LSU out of my memory.

However, as a speculative pick, Brennan has the major boom or bust potential that I like to see in late round picks since the success rate on them is relatively low. A solid backup hopefully, but I believe Woodson will be the better pro.

Posted by: Jon Christian | April 27, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I hope Brennen can rush the passer because I know he can't play quarterback in this league. That loud bang you just heard came from Greg Blatch's office. Somebody better go check on him.

Posted by: virtueandvice | April 27, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

No one else is angry at the fact we continually neglect our lines? We took a freaking punter!!! When wa sthe last time we did that, that Bunn dude? He turned out awesome.

I hate this team

Posted by: Nate | April 27, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

They say he's also very talented at holding for punts...

Posted by: DOrr | April 27, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Not a bad pick. Good system for him, clearly. Good decision maker, can move around, but not a great arm - good fit for the WCO.

Clearly a need IMHO. Collins is old and not more than a backup, and we need someone to develop while Campbell is the starter.

Posted by: SaltyDog75 | April 27, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

IT's a good gamble for a 3rd stringer. The kid can flat out throw..... QUICK release. Need that for WCOffense!!!!

Posted by: CLEGG | April 27, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I like it. Upside! He plays with fire and could learn....and if he doesn't pan out, so what. Not much of a gamble that late in the draft. We need more spirit and fire on this team.

Posted by: Pee Pee | April 27, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Good pick & value at this time of
the Draft, though I would have taken
LB J. Leman of Illinois.

Posted by: George Costanza | April 27, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

That's 3 wasted picks: Kelly (redundant), the punter, and Brennan could have waited for a later round, while they refuse to opt for the pass rusher they need on the D line.

Posted by: JM | April 27, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

HES THE BEST...and he murdered timmy chang's stats

Posted by: flying hawaiian | April 27, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Laconfora,

Where is the post saying the skins got GREAT VALUE for their pick????

what a hater

Posted by: Uncle Spence | April 27, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

i keep missing the ESPN Sports Nation voting results on the "who had the best ddraft in the NFC East"?...anyone seen the latest?

and when are we going to pick some D linemen???

Posted by: deqdskin | April 27, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

I LOVE THIS PICK! his name is COLT and he's described as a gun slinger. I LOVE IT! seriously i'm watching his highlight reel and he looks good.

Posted by: dealer | April 27, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Punter, Safety, QB....wow I guess this what happens when the FO are used to trading away picks....geez scouting department is sleeping...WHAT ABOUT THE NEEDS!!!

A+ on First Round
C- on Second Round (so far)

Posted by: Maizky | April 27, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Just so long as he can sack the QB and defend the run, I don't care if he lacks arm strength on the deep routes.

Posted by: Uncle Keith | April 27, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Three wasted picks is right.

UGA nearly decapitated Brennan last time out.

Holy cow....

Posted by: gad | April 27, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

So we did NOTHING to help D-line, and only ONE O-line pick. we need to spend next year's ENTIRE DRAFT on them.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Brennan will get owned in the NFL.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Enuffffff w/ the OL talk. We can find a undrafted Free Agent corn fed that can and will make practice squad. Skins will sign 10-12 other FA's before lunchtime tomorrow after the draft. RELAXXXXXXXXXX. 6th and 7th rd is a time to gamble! Heard of Tom Brady??? He was a gamble!

Posted by: CLEGG | April 27, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

This is our worst pick of the draft...not a single DLineman

Posted by: POC | April 27, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

QB controversy begins in 3.....2.....

Posted by: Red Devil | April 27, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

We needed a 3rd QB, and Brennan is value this late in the draft.

Posted by: Joe the Fan | April 27, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Damn! The Seahawks just grabbed our replacement long snapper, Tyler Schmitt from SDSU!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Yeah....the Washington area ladies are gonna love Mr. Sexual Misconduct.

B-A-D M-O-V-E

Posted by: Sexual Harrassment | April 27, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Are you people telling me that we've been drafting punters and QBs on the second day, and not defensive lineman?

Posted by: Uncle Keith | April 27, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

VINNY ON ESPN

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Snerrato are disciplined to their draft board. Come hell or high water. And the press and the fans will crucify them for no D-line help.

Snerrato: Often wrong but never in doubt.

Posted by: PCox | April 27, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

VINNY ON ESPN

Posted by: CLEGG | April 27, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Heath Shuler>>>>>Colt Brennan

Posted by: BAD MOVE | April 27, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

will colt even survive training camp? he's terrible. weak arm. his stats are the only thing good about him. he's a feather in the wind. he can't throw the ball 40 yards down the field.

Posted by: wondering | April 27, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Colt Brennan is cute; that's all I have to say.


Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean the skins will eventually cut him and he will go play for the Bengals(jordan)Timmy Chang part deux

Posted by: kyle | April 27, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

the next Tom Brady

Posted by: Nate | April 27, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or is the interview with Vinny C. that is occurring on ESPN, right now, have the worst lighting ever? It makes it look like Vinny has been engaging in illegal activities in the "War Room" as evidenced by those large circles under his eyes.

Then again with the picks they've made over the past few days, well, it makes you wonder.

Posted by: Beantown Chris aka Stumptown | April 27, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I would have liked Bramlett to be groomed for this position, and to use this pick on henderson (LB) or barret (S). Here are Bramlett's gaudy numbers from NFL Europe,

254 att, 151 comp, 59.4%, 2019 yds, 7.95 avg, 75t lng, 16 TD, 6.3 TD%, 5 INt, 97.5 Rating

The guys over there are all Backups for teams here, by logical reasoning, we could have at least groomed him to become a successfull backup

Posted by: riggo drill | April 27, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

So now have Vinny criticizing Jaws on his Brennan evaluation.

Let's see - should we believe Vinny or Jaws?

Vinny is the true personification of immeasurable ignorance.

Good grief...


Posted by: gad | April 27, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

deadskins

Girls - 40%
Skins - 32%
Eagles - 14%
Giants 12%

Posted by: JustMe | April 27, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Colt Brennan is a "sexy" pick.

He'll look wonderful on the cover of the 2008 media guide.

Hello, ladies! Does this guy have a girlfriend?

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Jaws on ESPN just said Brennan sucks

Posted by: WTF??? | April 27, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Colt Brennan will complicate the pick up chances for lots of eligible bachelors in the DC area.

This guy will present some real problems in that area.

Dude is HOT!

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

On ESPN, Jaws said: "The Redskins have had a TERRIFIC draft!" (original emphasis)

Posted by: PCox | April 27, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

heath shuler= first round pick
colt brennan= 6th round pick

there is NOTHING absolutely NOTHING colt can or cannot do to deserve heath shuler status

Posted by: dealer | April 27, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Jaws is also a fkn moron. So what's your point?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

There's already an air of division among the fanbase about this pick. I think we just have to take a Wait-N-See approach here. He is, after all, a 6th round pick. We didn't do the Jordan Palmer thing with him. And we have Jim Zorn, who can take the young guy, and try to mold him. If it works out, it's a steal... if he's a bust, we haven't lost anything but 1 of 3 sixth round picks.

So in that sense, great pick.

Posted by: Mike | April 27, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

The commentators state that he "understands the passing game." This will help when we put him in at Defensive End on passing downs.

Posted by: DOrr | April 27, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I want 2 D-linemen and a Center in the 7th round.

Posted by: oddjob | April 27, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

How is a QB with no arm a gunslinger? bad combination if you asked me...Also I don't know why we drafted a damaged QB who is going to be on IR anyway, we still need a number 3.

Posted by: oy | April 27, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Colt Brennan makes me want to switch teams.

Yummy!

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Bramlett was signed by the Chargers.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I like this pick, I liked the Thomas pick and I like Rinehart. But I still think we neglected to address issues in the trenches. Especially on D.

Colt has a helluva lot of potential. However, good teams are separated from average and bad teams in the trenches. I cannot believe we have not taken at least one DL in this draft. Especially when there were a bunch of them available at all levels.

Posted by: TK | April 27, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Vinny Cerrato hearts Colt Brennan.

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Greg Blache need to resign and walk out of Redskin Park. No defensive lineman. What is going on?

Posted by: Frank | April 27, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

the only measure by which this is a TERRIFIC draft is by comparing it to our past drafts when we had 4-6 picks. c'mon, our defense has not improved one bit this weekend and we play in the NFC East. we have taken a step backward.

Posted by: word | April 27, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

so how long will it take you guys to figure out that any linemen on either side of the ball is not going to be an impact starter after the first day of the draft, we'll filling depth and btw we do have young d-linemen in waiting,

there aren't any starting de or dt on the board right now so get over it, we got a starting punter and 3rd string qb and safety

Posted by: tiger187126 | April 27, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Let's just assume that most of the people on this blog do not know anything about football.
Mel Kiper and Charlie Casserly have stated that the Redskins have had the best draft... and I'm sure that wasn't easy for Casserly to say.
Let's give Vinny some correct.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

JC has nothing to worry about...we all know we needed another QB, and Brennan is the Guy. Not a bad pick up.
He's got a great QB coach and fits the system. We let him sit for a few years and develop and we may have a long term back up, and if not...we just lost a 6th round pick. No Big Deal people.
The few D-Lineman we could have selected w/ that pick were probably nothing to write home about and we can pick up some scrubs in the 7th, and maybe a few FA's.
Calm Down people!

Posted by: Voice of Reason | April 27, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey, you @#$@#$@# morons are forgetting the Brady rule... you HAVE TO take a QB with your pick closest to #200, just in case it's the next Tom Brady.

Man, and I thought you all knew something about the draft!

[and yes, "moron" is a term of endearment in this context...]

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 27, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Yes!

Let's give Vinny some credit!

WTF?

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse


"Heath Shuler>>>>>Colt Brennan

Posted by: BAD MOVE | April 27, 2008 4:08 PM"

Shuler was drafted #3. Brennan, #186. No comparison.

Posted by: Are you kidding? | April 27, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

NOT GOOD

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I think you're all missing one huge point. Based on what Cerrato said, Brennan was a guy Zorn really wanted as his developmental QB. Makes all the sense in the world to give your new head coach, a guy who knows QBs, the guy he wants to tutor.

Good fit IMHO. No pressure for Colt, he has 2-3 years to absorb the NFL.

Posted by: SaltyDog75 | April 27, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Let's get Steve Justice!!

Posted by: TDawg | April 27, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Ok...lets review

We have...

WR
TE
WR
G
CB
P
S
QB

Still need a couple more depth players on each line, but I think we've pretty mcuh covered it

Posted by: sicwidit | April 27, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I don't see and studs at DE/DT so I don't no what people are crying about. Marcus Dixon will be there in the 7th Round and we can get him there. We have addressed all our other needs. I don't think the DTS/DEs on the 2nd Day would beat out young guys in Golston or Montgomery so why draft them just make the fans happy? We will draft or trade for a DT/DE if we find some better than what we already have. All the good ones were long gone in the first round. Calais Campbell is not good and we have someone on our staff who actually coached and would know best. I understand all of our picks except for maybe the punter but even that makes a little sense given how inconsistent Frost has been.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Patriot fans ripped into head coach Bill Belicheck after he selected Tom Brady of Michigan in the sixth round of Saturdays draft. Fans and analyst questioned why the Patriots would select a quarterback most experts agree wont develop into a NFL starter, when there were so many other needs for the team. The Patriots one position of stregth is the quarterback position with Drew Bledsoe the starter, John Friez and Michael Bishop are expected to compete for the back up job. Brady is expected to compete for a spot on the practice squad.

This is an example of the fact that no one knows how good these picks will turn out.

Posted by: DWC | April 27, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

AT ALL.....not a good QB.....

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Are they ever gonna draft a D-lineman???

Posted by: Jamie | April 27, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

++++That loud bang you just heard came from Greg Blatch's office. Somebody better go check on him.

Posted by: virtueandvice | April 27, 2008 4:01 PM++++

Don't be so PESSIMISTIC!!! The Redskins will have PLENTY of high picks to focus on DEFENSE NEXT year.

Posted by: corkczar | April 27, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

No Defensive ends at all in the draft, but we can draft a punter and Colt Brennan.

So when we get lit up this season because we can't put any heat on passers are they going to line up Brennan and this punter at Defensive end?

DUMB!!!!

Posted by: Sweet Mutha | April 27, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

saw 3 or 4 hawaii games and saw nothing from colt but at least he's better than jordan palmer. whatev. i would have loved the san diego qb... that kid can play.

Posted by: west coast | April 27, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Colt Brennan weighs 165 pounds, not counting his sizeable ego.

There are any number of players on that Hawaii team that could have been meaningful contributors to the Redskins.

Colt Brennan is NOT one of them...

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Where did the Skins finish in the league in number of sacks?

Posted by: sicwidit | April 27, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

+++HES THE BEST...and he murdered timmy chang's stats

Posted by: flying hawaiian | April 27, 2008 4:02 PM++++


How's Timmy's pro career working out for him?

Posted by: corkczar | April 27, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

+++HES THE BEST...and he murdered timmy chang's stats

Posted by: flying hawaiian | April 27, 2008 4:02 PM++++


How's Timmy's pro career working out for him?

Posted by: corkczar | April 27, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

All of our picks have a great beat and I can dance to them... I give our draft a 97.

Posted by: DOrr | April 27, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Enough with the D-Line rants! There is not a single DE worth drafting at this point. Could they have taken someone yesterday, maybe, but they chose to go a different route. We'll have to wait and see if it was the right choice. But stop complaining about a no D-Line being taken in the 6th round.

Posted by: Matt | April 27, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas (WR) - Great combination of need and value - no issues at all with the pick.

Fred Davis (TE) - seems like the value is there, but not the need. It was a depth pick, which is something you can defend when you are picking high. I don't love it, would not have made it, but can defend it.

Malcolm Kelly (WR) - The victory of value over need. It should mean that we won't have the same worries about Santana's hamstrings and ARE's limitations, and allow ARE to be more versitle.

Chad Rinehart (OG) - Love his size and the text on him. Definite need, can play two positions on the line. Can't argue with the pick. Need and, I hope, value.

Justin Tryon (CB) - Again, need and value. Not a perfect prospect, but who is at that point.

Durant Brooks (P) - Sigh. I don't like Frosty, but I don't like drafting kickers either. Clearly he was a value pick in terms of how he was rated and where he was picked, but would not have made the pick.

Kareem Moore (S) - Need and value. Good pick.

Colt Brennan (QB) - Need yes. Value yes. Do I think it will work out? No. But it is the 6th round, a developmental pick for a developmental position. Don't love it, but not a huge problem for me.

Posted by: RedBee | April 27, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

This is an example of the fact that no one knows how good these picks will turn out.

Posted by: DWC | April 27, 2008 4:19 PM

Nice pull, DWC. More proof that as good as the pro scouts are, they can miss as badly as some of the posters on this board.

Posted by: jcook | April 27, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Snyder and Cerrato = Nepotism.

This draft is demonstrative of the sheer incompetency of the front office.


Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

The first pick that I actually like!

If this kid makes the active roster as the #3 and replaces Mark (dead-arm) Brunnel, it makes me smile!

Now, why Vinny & Dano have not addressed the D-line is another story altogether!

They must think highly of the practice squad kid from last year - Buzbee and the little used Chris Wilson. Carter and Phillips have seen their best days!

Posted by: Claude | April 27, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Post draft - the strategy is clear.

The 'brains' are all-in on the WC offense.
Every key asset in the off-season was thrown at offense.

Blache must be pleased. The only difference on that side of the ball is that its one year older.

So, it's going to be no less than 3 wide-outs on nearly every play and we'll just outscore them! JC will have to make quantum leaps in his reads of 2nd and 3rd receivers for this to work.

Very risky approach in the defense-laden NFC East - not to mention the bad weather after Halloween.


Posted by: GAD | April 27, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

See last sentence; I told Vinny to target him because he would be the ideal replacement for Brunell.

Colt Brennan, QB Hawaii
He's not big and he's not thick at a very skinny 6-3 and 185 pounds, and there are a bazillion other red flags considering the competition he faced and the performance against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. However, he has one of the most accurate arms of any of the top prospects, is far more of a gamer than he ever got credit for, and is fantastic at throwing on the move. You can't judge him by the Georgia game; he never, ever had room to breathe. The offensive line never gave him a chance. Instead, focus on the fire he had two years ago when he bounce passed a fourth down throw in the end zone to blow a chance at beating Oregon State. He might have the laid-back Hawaii tag, but he's a football player, period. Yeah, he had problems with the speed of the Bulldogs, but he also went ballistic against teams like Alabama, Purdue, Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington. In the right offense he could be a deadly accurate dink and dunk passer who keeps an offense moving.
CFN Projection: Third to Fourth Round

Posted by: Joe Gibbs | April 27, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I agree the 'Skins need a pass-rushing DE, but you can't get one of those in the 6th or 7th round, most times. If you're just looking for bodies to take up space, there will be plenty of undrafted free agents.

Take a look at everybody else - very few DE's drafted low. Only 2 in the 6th round, none in the 5th, by my count. The talent's just not there.

Posted by: SaltyDog75 | April 27, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Colt Brennan weighs 165 pounds, not counting his sizeable ego.

There are any number of players on that Hawaii team that could have been meaningful contributors to the Redskins.

Colt Brennan is NOT one of them...

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:20 PM

As usual, you don't know a GD thing. Just run your mouth like an a-hole.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Patriot fans ripped into head coach Bill Belicheck after he selected Tom Brady of Michigan in the sixth round of Saturdays draft. Fans and analyst questioned why the Patriots would select a quarterback most experts agree wont develop into a NFL starter, when there were so many other needs for the team. The Patriots one position of stregth is the quarterback position with Drew Bledsoe the starter, John Friez and Michael Bishop are expected to compete for the back up job. Brady is expected to compete for a spot on the practice squad.

This is an example of the fact that no one knows how good these picks will turn out.


Posted by: DWC | April 27, 2008 4:19 PM
Yeah Right and Colt Brennan is the next Tom Freakin Brady. Brady's pick was a freak accurance, a good quaterback being selected that low in the draft will never happen again. What the skins need is some D-Lineman, I say trade cambell, moss and betts for some great prooven D-line players, and every pick left in this years draft nwill go to the D-line and the top four picks in next years draft should go to the D-line. D-line wins championships, look at the Giants.


Posted by: Mike | April 27, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Cerrato is so good at being wrong, he actually thinks he's right.

This draft is indicative of the fact that Cerrato has no concept on the idea of building a winning franchise.

These picks, as individual players, may seem like a good value, but they make no sense when you take the long term needs of this franchise into consideration.

THE PARTS ARE NOT GREATER THAN THE WHOLE.

Bad draft in 2008. The saga continues...

Posted by: p | April 27, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Since many college QBs will know that Skins are looking for a third QB we will probably have some Free Agents coming in to try and make team.

Posted by: They will probably get some FA QBs trying out as well | April 27, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

colt brennan is going to surprise everyone in washington. the guy plays with his head and his heart. give him a chance, you won't regret it.

Posted by: hawaii warriors | April 27, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

colt brennan is going to surprise everyone in washington. the guy plays with his head and his heart. give him a chance, you won't regret it.

Posted by: hawaii warriors | April 27, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Although I want Erin Henderson real bad, this could be a good pick considering he came from a spread offense, not run and shoot. Our West Coast offense will have similarities and he thrives at short accurate passes, which is what the Redskins are looking for in a QB.

Posted by: Kevin | April 27, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

We can't draft any d-line guys that are going to help us now. I agree that it was a HUGE need for our football team and it was not adressed. But, in the 6th and 7th rounds, you are hoping d-line guys can pan out and most do not. Colt probably won't ever start for us but I think it's worth the risk. Like Kiper said, if he doesn't work out what do the Redskins lose? He is dead on with that statement! We can't hope for much with the 7th rd picks, so i'm grading early and giving the grade of a B- for the draft and i'm hoping we do somethingin FA for d-linemen!

Posted by: redryan400 | April 27, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

we needed a rookie to throw the ball to the other rookies in practice. They will grow together for a couple of years and then the skins can cut Campbell, Cooley, Moss and Randle-el.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Developmental DE

Dexter Manley II
Jeremy Geathers

Keep it in the Redskin family.

Posted by: JD | April 27, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

As far as the anon p'ssy who is calling me out...

nuff said.

Learn some respect. will you?

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Somewhere at Redskin Park a secretary just smacked herself in the forehead and said "Damn, I forgot to enter defensive Linemen to the draft charts."

Come on it COULD be the explanation...

Posted by: corkczar | April 27, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

The first pick that I actually like!

If this kid makes the active roster as the #3 and replaces Mark (dead-arm) Brunnel, it makes me smile!

Now, why Vinny & Dano have not addressed the D-line is another story altogether!

They must think highly of the practice squad kid from last year - Buzbee and the little used Chris Wilson. Carter and Phillips have seen their best days!

Posted by: Claude | April 27, 2008 4:25 PM

UM . . .They have made some really good picks, so if this is the first one you like then, um, anyway.

PLUS - If Colt replaces Mark Brunell it will mean he is a NO Saint, since that is where Mark plays now.

Posted by: RedBee | April 27, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

LASON TAYLOR WILL BE A SKIN, YOU GUYS DIDNT SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL. MIAMI WILL TALE NEXT YEARS 2,4. JASON TAYLOR FOR 2 YEARS AND WE DRAFT A DE 1ST DT IN THE SECOND NEXT YEAR

Posted by: JASON TAYLOR | April 27, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

LASON TAYLOR WILL BE A SKIN, YOU GUYS DIDNT SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL. MIAMI WILL TALE NEXT YEARS 2,4. JASON TAYLOR FOR 2 YEARS AND WE DRAFT A DE 1ST DT IN THE SECOND NEXT YEAR

Posted by: JASON TAYLOR | April 27, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

LASON TAYLOR WILL BE A SKIN, YOU GUYS DIDNT SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL. MIAMI WILL TALE NEXT YEARS 2,4. JASON TAYLOR FOR 2 YEARS AND WE DRAFT A DE 1ST DT IN THE SECOND NEXT YEAR

Posted by: JASON TAYLOR | April 27, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

actually, now that I look at OLine is still the biggest need. Take a guard and a center Vinnie.

Posted by: oddjob | April 27, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

If Todd could do it ... My money is not on 17...Go Brennan!

Posted by: richmond Dave | April 27, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

I feel like some of the posters here are a just a little too informed about this subject. Like they should be posting in their own columns. Perhaps it's not their own opinions that are being posted. It is interesting and obviously informative, but it just makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Posted by: Hmmm. | April 27, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

D-line can win championships, but if the draft's light on D-line, are you going to take them just because of that, even when there are more talented players at other positions?

To make this work, the 'Skins need to do this every year. If we have this many picks next year, maybe there will be a lot of talent at D-line. It all evens out over time. Best bet is to draft the best players available, not for need.

Posted by: SaltyDog75 | April 27, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't we pickup up Andre Woodson like the Giants did with this QB pick? He was available and rated much higher!

Posted by: OverseasSkinsFan | April 27, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Stop complaining about not drafting any defensive lineman. This draft was one of the worst for d-lineman outside of Chris Long, Dorsey, and Sedrick Ellis. I don't think Gholston or Harvey will prove to be good value at 6 and 8 and the rest were weak at all stages of the draft. Hopefully we can find a serviceable DE/DT after June 1 cuts or late in the 7th/undrafted FA. It was smart not to reach for DE/DT, starting with not reaching for Merling at 21 coming off of hernia surgery.

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 27, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Everyone complaining about not getting a D lineman in the 6th round and then saying that we'll get lit up because we can't rush the passer - WHAT EXACTLY do you expect a 6th round D lineman to do for us next year?????

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

anon p'ssies are in full bloom this time of year.

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Overseas..., its pretty clear that Cerrato and Snyder don't care how anyone else rated people. They are going with what they have and that is all. Look at scouts inc at espn on safeties. Josh Barrett graded 75, Moore rated 20.

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 27, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Where is CL when you need him?

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Skins should have taken Andre Woodson instead.

Posted by: pg posse | April 27, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

will never play a down in an nfl regular season game. may not even make the team.

Posted by: nirvana | April 27, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Learn some respect. will you?

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:31 PM

You've never done anything to deserve any respect. You're just an a-hole with a big mouth who knows nothing about football. If you hate the Redskins so much, then find another team. No one will miss you here.

Posted by: Mr. Big | April 27, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Someone said "Folks should be posting their own column and opinions".

OoooooKay. Got to TheRedskinReport and look at my Day 1 Draft Analysis; I >DO

I'm a bit concerned over no DEs, but at this point in the draft, we're not getting a guarenteed impact DE. We would be getting a High Risk/possible reward DE who almost certainly WON'T START.

Strangely enough, I'm starting to think we ARE going to trade for Jason Taylor of Miami... perhaps next year's #3.

Posted by: Bill | April 27, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

ummmmmmm whatever bring back Rosenfels. Colt Brennan? I agree with the guy that said we must becool with our D-line being old and terriblewe`ve needed help there for 5 years now

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mike...thanks for the insight. Brady being picked in the sixth was a freak OCCURENCE? hahaha, no Mike...that stuff happens all the time. Brady was pretty decent at Michigan and nobody thought he would turn out to be this good...NOBODY. This kind of stuff happens, and will continue to happen. Players will be drafted late, and turn out to be amazing pro's in the future. (Priest Holmes, Matt Hassleback, Joe Montana...etc)
Oh, and all that D-Line talk: Calm Down. Our D-Line needs to get younger and Better, but its not like we had the worst D-line in the NFL...not even close!
RELAX DUDE

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

OHHHHH!

Mr. Big is hurting me feelings!


LOL!

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

What are our 2009 picks?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Mike, come on brother,Trade cambell, betts, and Moss??? That was a joke right. Yes we need D-line, and I would not object to a trade, but thats a little overkill. Maybe trade betts and ARE for a great young D-end. Maybe?

Posted by: DWC | April 27, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I love me my Redskins, but hate to see them mismanaged as they have been for the last decade, or so....

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Brady was taken in the 6th round. That being said, I think taking a QB here is a smart move. If the kid does not pan out then in the end Skins only lose a sixth round pick.

Posted by: Redskin4Life | April 27, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

i think we should all cut the bad mouthing until we all get to see what he does in the NFL, if he does as expected by most and fails then go ahead and write all over the forums how you were always right. but if he does good, then im happy he proved everyone wrong. either way he's in the NFL and youre not, you have too much time on your hands if you can sit down and criticize a kid who is trying to live his dream (regardless, if you feel he should continue to the pros)

as for his personal life,
let it be. im sorry that all of you haters aren't well-known enough to have your personal life all over the news. its a tough thing to live with, but hes dealt with it like an adult. we all know everyone on here has made some mistakes. so get OVER IT.

i can only hope for the best for him, i hope he proves everyone wrong. if he doesn't, atleast he tried.

Posted by: amandalynn | April 27, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I'd give a 3rd for next year for Jason Taylor.

Posted by: sicwidit | April 27, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

You've never done anything to deserve any respect. You're just an a-hole with a big mouth who knows nothing about football. If you hate the Redskins so much, then find another team. No one will miss you here.

Posted by: Mr. Big | April 27, 2008 4:39 PM

Ha!


Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

we won't get much for ARE or Betts in trade. Why would we? *Maybe* we can trade Betts for a pick, and then send that pick to Fins for Taylor

Posted by: WWC | April 27, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

VINCE. HALL. GET. HIM.

Posted by: ben | April 27, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

My name is podspeak.

I value a solid offensive line and enjoy seeing the opposing team's quarterback on the ground with turf shards hanging from his face mask.

I know nothing about football and will now shut my a hole.

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Why did we pass on C Steve Justice, who we talked about getting in the 5th round?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Keep our numbers handy Blache....

Posted by: Joe Salvea & Al Noga at a bar in NYC | April 27, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Look for USC Center.

Posted by: Joe | April 27, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

USC Center Matt Spanos,6' 6", 320 lbs.

He played every position on the line during his Trojans career. There's a lot to like about Spanos' versatility, size and toughness and he could develop into a valuable reserve.

Posted by: Joe | April 27, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

OK Sports fans - add it all up! The #1 rated receiver in the draft. The #2 rated receiver in the draft. The #1 rated TE in the draft. The #1 rated punter in the draft. A big 320 pound tackle/guard with a mean streak. A CB who can cover and likes to hit. A QB who fits well with the offense. A Safety who is a demon on special teams and had great senior bowl. You NEVER get everything you want in any draft and this year we didn't get our DL. But having Montgomery and Golston certainly helps - Vinny picked those two by the way. I think that this is going to go down as a GREAT draft and I'm a born skeptic. I think most all of these kids are going to make the final roster - I don't see one yet who won't. Last year at this time one just knew that Dallas Sarts wasn't going to make it. I don't have that feeling this year.

Posted by: egrib | April 27, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

If ARE was to be involved in a trade deal, I dont think we would be loosing much. His punt returns have been terribble, and he has never been a great reciever. Betts is good but RB are abundant in the NFL now days. So if we traded ARE, Betts, and 1 or 2 of next years draft picks for a good, young, D lineman. Emphasis on young!!! I would not be upset at all.

Posted by: DWC | April 27, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

thanks for bringing our unit back in tact and unchanged

Posted by: Our D Line | April 27, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

There was some talk that the Raiders might be interested in releasing Derrick Burgess. They don't need Betts but might like ARE.

Posted by: jcook | April 27, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I feel like I am taking crazy pills! Since 2001 I've been saying we need to draft a defensive end who can rush the QB. But apparently even after last year with only having like 4 team sacks, rushing the QB really doesn't matter. Have fun doing it all by yourself once again, Andre Carter.

Posted by: BaltimoreRedskin | April 27, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

My a hole isn't done; one last spurt, a rerun if you will:

Cerrato is so good at being wrong, he actually thinks he's right.

This draft is indicative of the fact that Cerrato has no concept on the idea of building a winning franchise.

These picks, as individual players, may seem like a good value, but they make no sense when you take the long term needs of this franchise into consideration.

THE PARTS ARE NOT GREATER THAN THE WHOLE.

Bad draft in 2008. The saga continues...

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Klinger didn't last in the NFL but he had a long and illustrious career on M*A*S*H. By the way, I found out why Vinnie and Danny drafted a kicket.Originally they attempted to draft a trainer from SMU, but the League informed them that trainers weren't draftable even though they had one on their board because Bubba is getting up there in years. So they drafted a kicker to show the League that they know what they are doing.

Posted by: patrick | April 27, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Why does everyone think the Skins should take such leaps on such project OL & DL...

WE CAN GET THE SAME from the unsigned free agents.

As they are going by their board....trust in the scouts and FO....we've done fine with NO PICKS for years.....

quit the whining. You boobirds sound like Lavar Arrington or Chad Johnson.

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | April 27, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Henderson's gone.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

CM- There was a stat on how no Redskins d-lineman have been drafted higher than 5th round since Kenard Lang in like 1998 0r 1999. In that time, the Redskins have had a winning season only twice

DM- This is not coincidence. We know the model from our Superbowl years and from watching the Giants and other dominant teams that are able to rush the passer. Each sack has an effect on the outcome of the game equivalent to 3-points. Basically each sack is worth a field goal.

CM- We have one guy who gets sacks, Andre Carter. No up the middle sacks and nobody from the other side. Greg Williams and his smoke and mirrors are gone.

DM- Zorn should know that Seatellte beat us in the play-offs by having a crazy sack master out there Kearney and not too shabby with Tapp. The Greg Williams smoke and mirrors days are over. You only have to dial up exotic blitzes when your front four can get any pressure.

CM- The Giants pressured and beat Brady into submission, the Redskins gave up 50 points. Who has it right??

Posted by: Charles Monn & Deckster Manley | April 27, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

NO pass rushers is a BAD DRAFT.

Some of you brain washed blinder wearers need to stop trying to sell us on how great this draft was.

As we all witnessed last season the Skins suffered due to a lack of pass rush. We also saw the NY Giants take down the team that stomped us out like a fire because they had a PASS RUSH.

Now these kool-aid chuggers want to tell me we had a great draft. Please stop selling crazy here. We've only needed a pass rush for 2-3 years now.


Posted by: No Pass Rushers | April 27, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Ok, so hes a tweener, but he was projected as a 4th rounder and hes been the best available for 2 rounds now.... can we take Robertson in the 7th????

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

For the person above who thinks we can get a great DL as an undrafted free agent- you are wrong. You find punters and kickers there, or if you are the Redskins, apparently you waste draft picks on them. Instead of DRAFTING ANOTHER TE (THAT DROPPED SEVERAL BALLS AT THE COMBINE AND WOULDN'T RUN THE 40) WITH A SECOND ROUNDER HOW ABOUT DRAFTING SOMEONE OF WORTH AND NEED LIKE DE CALAIS CAMBELL OR QUINTIN GROVES?!?!? Way eff it all up.

Posted by: BaltimoreRedskin | April 27, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Why does everyone think the Skins should take such leaps on such project OL & DL...

Ahem...

Every player selected in the draft represents a leap in faith; there are no sure things. One might as well fill holes where they need to be filled.

Two WR's, and a TE on day one?

Futhermore, your new head coach has just given the starting QB a vote of supreme confidence, you have a capable backup in Todd Collins, and you draft an undersized QB coming off of hip surgery with inflated college stats built through a June Jones spread offense?

PLEASE!

Does anyone believe there were no good DE's or DT's or OL's that were on the board for the Skins?

I don't.

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Colt is a gamer. A good kid with a lot of heart. Very, very accurate and good in the pocket. Lucky to get a future leader of this quality.

Posted by: NYUH | April 27, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

There were very few pass rushers in this draft. Merling at 21 was the best option at DE, and he wasn't even a good pass rusher. He's in the Philip Daniels stop-the-run mold.

Picking based on need is an awful idea and a quick way to ruin your team. Get the best players available, every year, and you'll be fine.

If the Redskins dlrafted like they're doing now, over the past several years, we wouldn't be in this position. You don't correct the problem by repeating it (i.e. continuing to pick based on need, and not on talent). You correct the problem by not doing what caused the problem in the first place.

The Pats, Colts, etc all know the plan. Get draft picks, scout well, take the best players available, and use FA only when you can get an impact player.

Posted by: SaltyDog75 | April 27, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

BaltimoreRedskin,

Maybe you should just root for the Ravens. They did well in the draft. You deserve much better as a fan than you get with the Redskins.

HTTR!

Posted by: Skip in VA | April 27, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Food for thought. Greg Williams biggest challenge is going to be beating the Patriots, and Colts. While he was in washington, we got stomped bt those two teams. Also, maybe the fact that the Jags took such drastic measures to trade up for D lineman was a direct result of Washington never drafting any while Grilliams was here. He must have been screamin for some D-Lineman.

Posted by: DWC | April 27, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

@ salty dog.

I see your point, and it's a fine one.

Your logic is predicated on a team not being able to correct problems through the draft, on a per need basis.

The reality, however, is that none of these picks are sure fire bets...see Cindy's corn fed rule.

Might as well pick the position guys you desperately need...

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I am not ready to be a GM, I had SS Barnett and Erin Henderson as 3 round picks...but there still on the board.

Posted by: Wilco | April 27, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey Skip in VA,

just because I won't drink the cool-aid like you doesn't mean that I should switch my allegiance to the other area team. Hail to the Redskins even if they will never realize that they need to pressure the QB.

Posted by: BaltimoreRedskin | April 27, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

If the Jags are focused on winning the AFC. Then why would they hire a guy that not only lost to the two best teams in the AFC, but was blown out by them? That is interesting.

Posted by: C-note | April 27, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

If the Jags are focused on winning the AFC. Then why would they hire a guy that not only lost to the two best teams in the AFC, but was blown out by them? That is interesting.

Posted by: C-note | April 27, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

"Every player selected in the draft represents a leap in faith; there are no sure things. One might as well fill holes where they need to be filled."

That's laughable. This is not a binary black/white issue. We're not scratching off lottery tickets here. You pay scouts money for a reason - to watch, evaluate, and recommend the best players for your franchise. When you can do it better than other teams, you win more times than not.

It's really as simple as this. Let's say you can have either:

- one mediocre DE and one a good DB this year, and one good DE and a mediocre DB next year, or

- two good DBs this year and two good DEs next year.

Which is better?

That's right. Waiting to select the two good DEs pays off in the end. As long as you stick to the system and don't deviate to pick for need, you'll keep the pipeline full at all positions, and maximize your talent by picking on talent (not need).

Posted by: SaltyDog75 | April 27, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

The Jaguars already have those two monster defensive tackles - Henderson and Stroud. Now they have Harvey at end. Williams is going to have fun in Jacksonville.

Posted by: jcook | April 27, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to Denver punks

Posted by: Josh Barret | April 27, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Barrett is gone

Posted by: WWC | April 27, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

I thought the Jags lost stroud in free agency?

Posted by: DWC | April 27, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

There weren't any "SURE THINGS" for pass rushers,... so please give these guys some credit for a great draft....Vince Hall from the Hokies is a better bet than Henderson!!!!

Posted by: CLEGG | April 27, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

I think this is a pretty solid draft so far, you guys?

Posted by: Wilco | April 27, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

outside of this little forum, you won't find hardly any experts that think the Skins had a "bad" draft. In fact, most are claiming it's a "good to great" draft. There are a lot of sirens on here though

Posted by: WWC | April 27, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

It's pretty clear that they tried to give Jason Cambell as much help as they could with their top picks: 2 WRs, TE, OG.

Posted by: M | April 27, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

You folks are in for a treat out there on there east coast. You have Jsaon Campbell but you need at least 2 good Qb's. Colt will learn on the sideline from Jim Zorn Campbell will get better. Colt can play football. Mahalo redskins for taking Colt. ALOHA

Posted by: keith | April 27, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I hope the Skins take that memory-impaired guy, Tommy Blake from TCU. He may be dumb (which is why he's still available) but he can sure rush the passer.

Posted by: BaltimoreRedskin | April 27, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Damnit...BILLS took Demetrius Bell...thats a HELL of a pick in the 7th.

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | April 27, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Man all this bad talk about Colt is complete BS This guy can play. I'v watched him for a long time. He will be great with coaching. He is not a pussy in any way. The Redskins got a steal with him. I hate all theses lemmings on ESPN . Everybody that as ever watched him knows why he holds all theses records. ESPN said records don't mean anything. Well it does mean that he can play and compete and he has performed with everything he was asked to do . And in the sugar bowl Tom brady would not be able to pass with all that pressure that the bulldogs brought. The Redskins have a lot to look forward to with there great picks. Good luck to you guys!!!!!!

Posted by: pocamp | April 27, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

DWC - you're right about Stroud, he's gone to Buffalo. I might have to brush up on the Jaguars roster. LOL

Posted by: jcook | April 27, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

C-note, the point I was trying to make is that the Jags front office recognized that Williams was not to blame for the Redskins losses to AFC teams. Instead they realized what the Skins front office never did, that he neede some good D-Lineman. Now he has them, and since we are basically running William's D-fence again this year, its going to be interesting comparing Washington's and the Jags defences this year.

Posted by: DWC | April 27, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Would be nice if Darrell Robertson is still around when our picks come up....

Posted by: Mike C. | April 27, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Forgive me if I think I'll trust the Skins scouts and FO personnel over a know-it-all, get-nothing-right "reporter"

Posted by: G | April 27, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I've been a rabid Redskin fan since Norman Snead was throwing them long and deep. I suffered through the days when Sonny was the only thing worth watching on the field. Those who doubt Brennan's abilities should remember that Sonny came out of Duke, which was a running team, to become the most accurate passer in the league.

I now live in Hawaii, and watched Colt Brennan all year.

This kid can play ball. Redskins made a good choice.

Posted by: chuckc | April 27, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

All right, I'll give you all Colt Brennan.

Dude is a baller.

I said the same thing about Derek Anderson's play making ability when he was at Oregon State and he turned out pretty good.

Posted by: podspeak | April 27, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all the hatin' expressed here about this draft today.

Hate! Hate! Hate!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go put water in Buck Nasty's Mama's dish.

Posted by: Silky Johnson | April 27, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the skins plan on trading a pick in next years draft for J. Taylor? Miami did draft a few DE's.

Posted by: DobberX | April 27, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Okay, I think this draft was better than average for the Skins. I don't have too many complaints about this draft with the exception one MAJOR one. We should've drafted a good DE in the 2nd round. I would sacrifice Davis for Campbell in a second.

I like the WRs we picked up (at least one will become a solid #1 or #2, if not a star). And Davis could become just as good as Gates or Gonzalez. But we don't need him.

If you're going to draft a third string QB, you could've done a lot worse than Brennan.

I'm not so worried about the interior D-line. I like Golston and Montgomery -- they are young and will (hopefully) continue to improve. But a good DE would've really helped.

Still have questions about taking Davis and the punter when they did. When seemingly decent DE's and OL's were still available.

I rate this a C+ draft that could've been B+ if we had addressed our team's needs a little better. I understand the BPA ethic that Vinny was operating under, but still we could've done better in the latter rounds.

I'm not a hater. I understand what the FO was trying to do. But, they could've done little better. DE seems like a need that was there before the draft, and it remains there after the draft.

Posted by: TK | April 27, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

DAMN THATS HATEFUL!!!!!

lol

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Crummey the center from Maryland should be a FA with the skins

Posted by: JD | April 27, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Lots of talk about the Redskins lack of ability at rushing the QB, and defense in general. The Skins had the 8th rated D in the league. Losing 21 and some injuries should equal a drop off. However, those things happened during last season. If the FO and coaching staff DO their jobs it will NOT be a precipitous drop off. So, we will have to wait and see. I love all the draft experts on here judging. This team has to score points. They still have a good defense.

Posted by: Club 320 | April 27, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

For all those who don't like the draft selections, please let me know which ones will be selling your season tickets. I would love to take them off of your hands.

Posted by: CT Skins Fan | April 27, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Dolphins will just cut Jason Taylor, since no one has offered Parcells anything for him. They drafted two defensive ends, Merling and that guy from Hampton?

Posted by: jcook | April 27, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

PODSPEAK,

You have no idea what you're talking about. Tomorrow you will be joining the pundits saying 08 was great for the Skins!!! Not only did they get great value, but they've made 10 salaries stretch where they normally would allow 3-4 players salaries.

Posted by: CLEGG | April 27, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

No I totally agree that Colt Brennan is underrated and is a solid pickup for us in the 6th round- Good draft pick. I do have a problem with drafting a punter and a tight end. What's wrong with trading back and taking DE Cliff Avril or Quintin Groves instead of taking TE Fred Davis? Seriously that would have allowed us to take another TE and a pass-rushing DE

Posted by: BaltimoreRedskin | April 27, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I've been a rabid Redskin fan since Norman Snead was throwing them long and deep. I suffered through the days when Sonny was the only thing worth watching on the field. Those who doubt Brennan's abilities should remember that Sonny came out of Duke, which was a running team, to become the most accurate passer in the league.

I now live in Hawaii, and watched Colt Brennan all year.

This kid can play ball. Redskins made a good choice.

Posted by: chuckc | April 27, 2008 5:32 PM

I started watching in 1960/61. I remember Norman Sneed. He could throw the long ball. But then the Skins traded him for Sonny - the best trade ever. Sonny is my all time favorite sports figure.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 27, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Crew don't worry, because with these move's were bound to have a bad record so we will have a top 10 pick next year so we could get one of the best de dt in the first and second round next year we will not win our division with out line help...........

Posted by: D.C. | April 27, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Man. where can I buy a Brennan jersey ?. The Redskins just got about 200 thousand more fans. All Southern Calif and Hawaii will be pulling for you.

Posted by: pocamp | April 27, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Still be happy with these two guys with the Comp picks:

Erin Henderson
Darrell Robertson

Posted by: RedBee | April 27, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

I can see the Redskins trading for a DE in the next few weeks. I'd almost welcome it.

Posted by: sicwidit | April 27, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Baltimore Redskin, the Skins were a top 10 team in the NFL in sacks. You are too hung up on QB rushing. The team is changing over to the WC offense. They needed a high caliber second TE. And got the guy awarded tops in college last year.

Posted by: Club 320 | April 27, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Last year, there were a lot of veterans cut right after the draft. Maybe we can get a defensive end the same way this year.

Posted by: jcook | April 27, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey Pocamp, you forgot all of Norcal too. I live in San Fran and everyone here is crazy about U of Hawaii so I expect to see plenty of Brennan jerseys. I saw him play at the San Jose State game and even though it was a sloppy rainy game he's ridiculously good. We got a good player.

Posted by: BaltimoreRedskin | April 27, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I would easily be willing to send our second round pick next year for J. Taylor as soon as possible. Even though the Dolphins are trying to hold out for a first rounder.

Posted by: DobberX | April 27, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Henderson is gone - too late

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

The Eagles just selected an offensive tackle who is 6'9. Maybe we should have drafted Calais Campbell. LOL

Posted by: jcook | April 27, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Hey pocamp, you forgot tnat nobody in D.C./Marylans/VA gives a flyin f*ck who socal, norcal or Hawaii pulls for.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

WTF happened to pick 220??

Posted by: NoTVCoverageHere | April 27, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

DARELL ROBERTSON IS A TWEENER AND BETTER SUITED FOR A 3-4!!!! WHY DO PEOPLE WANT THIS GUY? WE SHOULD TAKE ERIN HENDERSON AND MARCUS DIXON.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Club 360, no they were not in the top 8 in sacks. they were in the top 8 in total defense and ranked #16 in sacks. They need to rush the QB. Nice try though.

Posted by: BaltimoreRedskin | April 27, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey Pocamp, you forgot about Guam, we love Colt out here. Everybody has his jersey. We have Colt Brennan day every friday at work and my boss who is a San Jose state man always wheres Gold and Blue. LoL, He such a hater.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Erin Henderson is still there

So is Marcus Dixon.

Posted by: TDawg | April 27, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

i wouldnt like to get J.Taylor...considering we have a new rookie head coach...next year we will MOST likely be picking in the Top 10...

We should be able to get a great DE or DT and a good CB with a very high second rounder...

Posted by: Fulvio | April 27, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Baltimore is going to take Erin Henderson. Mark my words.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

if we get Marcus Dixon and Erin Henderson...this will officially be the best draft for us in 10+ years...i think it already is

Posted by: Fulvio | April 27, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey Pocamp, you forgot about the Phillipines.We erected a temple in the name of Colt Brennan and anyone who comes nere it must be wearing U of H col.ors or they will be sold as sex slaves.

Posted by: KJ | April 27, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Why have the Colts drafted THREE Centers when they have Jeff Saturday!!?!?

Posted by: TDawg | April 27, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

You people whining about DL help, need to check your facts. The Skins finished the regular season tied for 16th in the NFL for sacks with 33. The Giants, the top sack team in the NFL, had 53. This was NOT the disaster that was 2006(only 19 sacks, an NFL record low). Chill out people, they could have gone DL or LB or CB in the second round(would have been my choice) but they went with the best overall player available. If they can stay this disciplined each year, we won't have any serious down years while we rebuild this team through the draft. The way it is supposed to be done. And BTW, the Skins have traditionally done a fantastic job with UFAs, so just calm down.

Posted by: cgarrisonsr | April 27, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins had a great draft. Yes, they badly need depth on the defensive line, but they went into the draft with a number of wholes to fill. How could we possibly expect them to fill everything? Certainly the WR position needed to be filled as much as anything. My own personal opinion is that the Redskins needed to strengthen the offensive line more than anything else.
They needed to draft a CB for their nickel package. They badly needed to draft a safety, with only 3 signed prior to the draft. They needed to draft a linebacker, I can understand their desire for a new punter, and drafting a QB to groom him to become a solid NFL backup makes a lot of sense to me.

So they failed to draft defensive linemen (so far i guess). We knew they weren't going to fill every need, and wisely the Redskins didn't go into the draft trying to do so (teams who only draft by need tend to fail at finding value picks).

Let's hope they use some of that cap space they've cleared to pick up or trade for a DL or two.

Posted by: Johnnie Futbol | April 27, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

No the only thing that would make this draft even better is if we take another punter and just cap it off with a long-snapper.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

are the skins really content with signing dlineman when the draft ends? undrafted rookies who 9/10 dont do anything... i mean our dts dont need to be upgraded that much.... golston and montgomery along with griffin... but does phillip daniels really have anything left? are we seriously content with wilson and daniels? i mean common how do we not draft 1 end with talent? i dont get it.. hopefully we can get tommy blake and get him some help and straighten his head out

Posted by: dline help | April 27, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

J. TAYLOR is just looking for one last payday. Haven't we decided we weren't going to pay anymore old vets on their way out? NO JASON TAYLOR!!! We have Chris Wilson and we need to keep developing him. Look what happened when we let Chris Clemons go...he just go paid by the Eagles for his 9 sacks last year. We can draft another DE next year.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

What's up w/ Henderson's parents giving him the girly Erin instead of Aaron? Must have sucked in school, until he grew up and popped them mofos.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Okay, I'm an Indiana guy as the regulars know-- check out the stats on long snapper TIM BUGG from Indiana. Easy signing in FA. Dude is a baller.

Posted by: TDawg | April 27, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Baltimore Redskin. I never said they were 8 in sacks I said 8 in defense. They were tied with several teams in number of sacks. And guess what there were 9 positions in front of them with teams with more sacks... Dont just look at the NFL.com stat, understand it. Anyway you slice it, this team was FAR worse on offense and is overhauling it. Umm, nice try though

Posted by: Club 320 | April 27, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins gave up #220 to get the 6th round picks. They still have 2 picks late in the 7th round.

Posted by: jcook | April 27, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Jason Taylor = Bruce Smith

Posted by: DWC | April 27, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

I think picking up that CB Zenon from LSU would be killer too.

Posted by: TDawg | April 27, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Trade down, trade down

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

way to tank the draft vinny.

jackass.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

We gotta trade down on pick 249. No question

Posted by: DWC | April 27, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

How has Henderson managed to slip this far? Are people really that concerned with his injuries? Might not be a bad pick up if Rocky isn't at full strength.

Posted by: Matt | April 27, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Club 360,

Sorry, you said top 10 in sacks. Yea their pass rush was pathetic. Embarrassing to watch. Understand that? I think just about everyone on ESPN and the NFL Channel does too, which is why they can't figure out why they didn't address the problem. Oh yea, the Washington Post wrote an article today raising the same question... How 'bout them apples?

Posted by: BaltimoreRedskin | April 27, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Henderson has droped becuase he is a twerp. The NFL realizes like everyone else in the world that Maryland sucks!!!!!

Posted by: Maryland sucks!! | April 27, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

For the last two picks they should consider Darrell Robertson, Erin Henderson and Wesley Woodyard.

Posted by: Nasir | April 27, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

You have to wonder if at least one, if not both of our current starting receivers could end up getting traded to, say, Miami, for that bookend pass-rusher we need opposite Carter, now that we have two big tall potential #1/#2 receivers. It seems everything else with this team is taking a new direction, why not? I love Moss and ARE, but honestly, if these guys we just picked up turn out (in the long run) to be upgrades at the position and we traded Moss and ARE for Jason Taylor, I would not be completely heart-broken, or at least I would get over it. As a Redskins fan, my heart is very good at recovering from heartbreak.

Posted by: Potpie | April 27, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Take HENDERSON!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Parcells loves Santana Moss.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Here we go...... a DL!!!

Posted by: WWC | April 27, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

ROb Jackson -DE

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

I love the Money Pit. That is my answer to that. Oh and Rob Jackson...

Posted by: Club 320 | April 27, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Who am I?

Posted by: Rob Jackson | April 27, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Rob Jackson, DE, KSU

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey an End. Only 221 players later than I thought.

Posted by: Alex35332 | April 27, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

We got Rob Jackson (DE). All of our troubles are solved.

Posted by: DOrr | April 27, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

I repeat, more than happy to take those season tickets off your hands you doubters.

Posted by: CT Skins Fan | April 27, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

short and slow. sounds perfect.

Posted by: hmm | April 27, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

No information whatsoever on NFL.com and ESPN.com

Posted by: Alex35332 | April 27, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Nice. I have the CBS Sporsline tracker up and there is no profile up for this guy.....I know it's the 7th round, but there were probably better players

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: SCSkins | April 27, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Now they need to take a linebacker.

Posted by: jcook | April 27, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

peeb

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 27, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Here we got some stuff

One of the Big 12's top returning pass rushers... Possess great size and plays with excellent speed and leverage... Came on very strong over the last half of 2006 and enters 2007 as a candidate for All-Big 12 honors.

2007: A returning starter who possesses great size and speed... Started 23 of 25 career games, including 11 of 12 in 2007... Tied career high with 2 sacks against Auburn... Wrapped up 2 runners, including 1 for a loss, against San Jose State... Had 4 tackles, including 1 for a loss, against Missouri State... Had 3 tackles against Texas... Made 2 stops, including 0.5 for loss against Colorado... Recorded 4 tackles at Fresno State.
2006: Started 12-of-13 games... Earned honrable mention All-Big 12 honors from the coaches... Tied for seventh on the team in total tackles with 36... Ranked second on the team in both tackles for losses (8.5) and sacks (4.5)... Also recorded two pass break-ups and one forced fumble... Ranked 20th in the Big 12 among defensive linemen with 24 total tackles in league games... Also ranked eighth in the league with four sacks in conference games... Collected a season-high six tackles against Nebraska... Had a big game against Texas with four tackles, including a pair of sacks... Collected five tackles at Kansas... Had three tackles, including one for a 13-yard loss, and a pass breakup at Colorado... Forced a fumble on a sack at Missouri that was returned for a touchdown by Zach Diles... Had four tackles and a sack against Oklahoma State... Finished the Texas Bowl against Rutgers with five stops, including 1.5 for losses... Combined with Ian Campbell for a nine-yard sack against Marshall.

Junior College: Perhaps the top defensive end in Jayhawk conference during 2004 and 2005... A two-time All-Jayhawk Conference first team defense selection at Fort Scott CC.... Played both defensive end and tight end as a sophomore... Collected 35 tackles (28 solo), including nine for losses (six sacks) in eight games on defense... Hauled in four receptions for 90 yards (22.5 ypc) as a tight end on offense... Totaled 45 tackles (34 solo) in nine games as a freshman and led the KJCCC in sacks during 2004 with 9.0... Coached by Brian Vaganek.

High School: Prepped at West Haven High School, where he was considered the No. 16 overall prospect in New England by SuperPrep... Earned all-area and all-state honors at defensive end in 2003... Totaled 72 tackles, including 12 sacks, as a senior... Coached by Tim Nixon.

Personal: Robert Gene Jackson was born Nov. 3, 1985, in New Haven, Conn.... Parents are Robert Jackson and Sadie Groom... Related to basketball hall of famer Calvin Murphy... A social science major.

http://www.kstatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3062&SPID=212&DB_OEM_ID=400&ATCLID=291633&Q_SEASON=2007

Posted by: Alex35332 | April 27, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

they could have invited him to camp and had no competition for him

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I think Rob Jackson was running the 40 with a torn acl or with groceries in his hands because according to ESPN he's only 258 lbs and ran it in 4.95 seconds... He's the next Julius Peppers off the edge!

Posted by: BaltimoreRedskin | April 27, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

short and slow. sounds perfect.

Posted by: hmm | April 27, 2008 6:15 PM


Rob Jackson:

6'4", 253 lbs, 4.86 forty

Posted by: Johnnie Futbol | April 27, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking some of these guys will be available in FA, but one of them should be snatched up with pick 249:

CB Zenon, LSU
DL Dixon, Hampton
LB Henderson, Maryland
LB Woodyard, Kentucky
LS Bugg, Indiana

Posted by: TDawg | April 27, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Alright, now we need an OLB. Take Henderson, Woodyard or Highsmith.

Posted by: Nasir | April 27, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Rob Jackson had a better 40 time than Calais Campbell. I'm happy.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Scary that "one of the big 12's top pass rushers' had 2 sacks.

Posted by: DOrr | April 27, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

they could have invited him to camp and had no competition for him

Posted by: | April 27, 2008 6:17 PM

that could potentially be said about every 7th rounder, most of whom were never guaranteed to be drafted. in any case, why do people think it's so easy just to invite a player to camp and expect them to choose your team rather than another???

Posted by: Johnnie Futbol | April 27, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

DOrr selected in the third round by the Washington Skins. 5'5 183 lbs, didn't play h.s. football after winning the county boys club championship in 1981. Upside: Has a full-time job, and doesn't require a fat bonus. Skins looking at him for pass rushing and possibly Linebacker play.

Posted by: DOrr | April 27, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Chances are that if you're undrafted, you're not going to have your door knocked down with invites to camps, and if you invite a player and he doesn't come... so what?

Posted by: DOrr | April 27, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Pick Analysis: Jackson is a good pass rusher with limited run-stopping abilities. He has decent speed and burst from the outside and a good value this late in the draft.

Posted by: NFL.com's analysis | April 27, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

beep beep beep beep beep

Posted by: Anonymous | April 27, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Colt Brennan

1)Most TD'S in 1 season: 63
2) 185.96 pass efficiency rating: ( wow and how many times did he throw the ball!!)
3)72.6 completion percentage ( see #2)
4) most yards passing in 1 half: 416
5) Most completions in a row : 19
6) Most yards 2 seasons: 10,370
7) Most games passing for 400 yards or more in 1 season: 9
8) Most TD's in a half : 6
9) Most passing TD's in one season: 58

These are just a few!! Great Pick, lets get on with it

Posted by: Gandeeland | April 27, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Well, August 3 in Canton for the Hall Game. See that guy, Colt. That's you're old buddy Marcus Howard. Doesn't look familiar? Not really your fault, it was those "fat Samoans" that couldn't keep up with Howard if they'd been spotted several yards. (Please, no allegations of political incorrectness, I was quoting Hunter S. Thompson on his attorney, who kept the Doctor out of trouble about as well as the Hawaii line defended Brennan.)

Actually, UGA defense would have treated John David Booty, or Matt Ryan, or Brian Brohm, or Henne about as unceremoniously, and, given the supporting cast, Flacco would have moved directly to shuffleboard in Boca. I thought Colt showed some AC/DC-sized character with regard to 'nad girth. Taking him this late, when half the first round will shrivel on the vine, well, seems like a no-brain decision. Only objection I ever had to Colt Brennan was that he was not half as much fun as Timmy Chang (who will win a Grey Cup before he's done.

Redskins need to play Kedric Golston and Demetric Evans every D down, and they sure weren't going to get anybody remotely that good where they drafted Evans.

I grew up despising the 'Skins because they were the Milhous NFL entry, and things didn't get any better when the brain trust conspired to do without the services of the best cover corner of at least the last two decades. (I mean, the guy the term 'shut-down' was invented for that tackles like John Lynch, and if you throw near him, you will get intercepted.)

So yeah, I'm a Georgia grad, but UGA's been TE University for some time now, and really, RB U more than USC for a while now. There's a lot to be said for high quality collegiate coaching. NFL has gotten so homogenized it's easier to root against than to root for, so I follow my fellow alums, and if the Redskins are smart enough to realize that Phillip Daniels and Randall Godfrey have still got wheels with mileage on them, I'll take a more than passing interest in their fortunes.

If Jason Campell gets hurt and Brennan wins a couple of games interregnum, Redskins fans that don't like this pick because of their in-depth knowledge of second-draft-day minutia will be singing a differen academy fight song when Washington gets to play beyond the regular season.

Posted by: caliban | April 27, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Colt Brennan is a great choice. His name is COLT. And when I saw him on some tv show a couple years ago he had lovely curly blond hair. Plus, what are you going to get at this point? They need a backup QB, they got one on the cheap, with an upside potential.

Plus a lot of you actually didn't like the punter pick either. Wow, the best punter in years in the draft in the 6th round is a STEAL. I suppose you'd rather get a DE who'll be cut in a year than a potential decades-long pro-bowler who can net us 70 yards a game vs. the opposing punter.

Learn2play

Posted by: Dave i like teh redskins | April 27, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Forgot to add--Colt is beloved in Hawaii, which means Hawaiins will buy a lot of Redskins merchandise and perhaps put our helmet on their state flag from here on out. In other words it's a good financial decision to expand our fan base and increase merch. sales. Plus he's COLT Brennan.

Posted by: Dave i love teh skins | April 27, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Tom Brady wasn't too bad of a 6th round pick either. Pretty good company. Go Skins

Posted by: gandeeland | April 27, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Nobody realizes that Jeff Garcia is "too short" and has a "weak arm"...how'd he do in the West Coast offense? And there was no Gaines Adams in this year's draft...we could've traded our whole draft like J'Ville to get D.Harvey and then what? We messed up not getting Campbell or Groves at 48 other than that we took best available and there are plenty of guys who were super productive in college who didn't even get picked up....and there will be some veterans who will get beat out by young guys on teams going the youth movement route...our transactions are far from over!!!

Posted by: tone | April 27, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Hey Deadskins fans, what kind of offensive schemes New England ran this past year breaking records, and almost ran the league to perfection?

If you said four wide offense, you win. And guess what the Warriors of Hawaii ran that got them to 12-0, you guessed it, four wide.

So, is Brady of the Patriots a system QB? What about Tebow, the Gators ran a four wide too, is Tebow a system QB? See the picture?

You see, in Colt, he's the most accurate passer and threw tight spirals in medium range (15 to 25 yards) and he broke all kinds of records. Did you see the game that Ryan played agains VT (in the rain) he couldn't hit any one for four quarters. The only completion he had was that freaky TD at the end when the LB left his receiver wide open. Ryan, Flacco, Woodson, Brohm, and who ever they keep naming for the Heismann keeps losing games and those were fair weather games. But they (including Mortensen and Kiper) didn't like Brennan because they wanted their BCS QB's get's first hitched.

Watch the games in pre-season Deadskins fans and compare Colts stats with those QBs that went before he got drafted and compare the STATISTICS, and you'll find out that Christmas came early in your 6th round draft pick.

Merry Christmas DEADSKINS.....

Posted by: Merry Christmas | April 27, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

I guarantee the Brennan jersey will pay for colt's salary in the first 2 months.

Posted by: Pocamp | April 27, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

congratulations, redskins, you got an absolute STEAL in drafting Colt Brennan in the sixth round

Posted by: newskinsfan | April 27, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

This kids a winner, period.

The media keeps dragging this kid through hot coals from his Colorado incident, and all he asked was be fair.

You Redskins fans will feel and live those criticism from all sides especially the brutal fans of your mortal enemies in your division because they will play it over and over to get under COLTS and your 'skins!

But, he keeps coming back, fighting and making people know who he is, and you'll like the person he is because he's open and truthful, and also accomodating.

I hope you Redskins fans are team fans that honor your Redskins no matter what the negativity brings.

COLT is now a REDSKIN! No doubt about it....

Posted by: COLT45 | April 27, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, Colt Brennan is no joke. Ive seen him play many times. This kid has a rifle of an arm and is a gamer. The only qb in the combine to get a perfect score on accuracy, and the espn guys still showing no love. He's the real deal and the skins got a good one. Along with the thousand of hawaii and california residents backing up colt, i myself just became a Redskins fan! Go Colt! Go Redskins!

Posted by: football fan | April 28, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Redskins r gonna win the superbowl with Colt at the helm!

Posted by: :) | April 28, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Here's a link to an article written by a "veteran" and "respected" sports writer, and EVEN HE GOT IT WRONG concerning Colt Brennan's conviction...make sure you read the comments at the end of Jerry Magee's article that makes grossly inaccurate statements and insinuations about Brennan-- you might be enlightened, and that would definitely be a positive.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/nfl/20080409-9999-1s9nfl.html

Posted by: PaT | April 28, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Actually, UGA defense would have treated John David Booty, or Matt Ryan, or Brian Brohm, or Henne about as unceremoniously, and, given the supporting cast, Flacco would have moved directly to shuffleboard in Boca. I thought Colt showed some AC/DC-sized character with regard to 'nad girth. Taking him this late, when half the first round will shrivel on the vine, well, seems like a no-brain decision. Only objection I ever had to Colt Brennan was that he was not half as much fun as Timmy Chang (who will win a Grey Cup before he's done.

Posted by: caliban | April 27, 2008 8:08 PM

UGA WOULD'VE LOOKED LIKE A JV TEAM AGAINST USC. UGA WOULDN'T HAVE TOUCHED BOOTY.

AND WHILE YOU'RE MERELY COUNTING THE # OF RB'S, USC LIKES TO FOCUS ON THE QUALITY OF THE TALENT AS WELL. JUST BECAUSE UGA SENDS A LOT OF RB'S TO THE NFL, DOESN'T MEAN THEY'RE WORTH MUCH.

Posted by: COLT | April 28, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

regarding this post to pocamp by an unnamed individual:

"Hey pocamp, you forgot tnat nobody in D.C./Marylans/VA gives a flyin f*ck who socal, norcal or Hawaii pulls for."

Posted by: | April 27, 2008 5:50 PM

you forget that the redskins get royalties from product sold... advertisers pay for some televised games more than others based on viewership...so you should care about how many fans you have-- including those for both califs, hawaii, as well as every state in the union and worldwide because there are people who call hawaii home, as well as brennan fans ALL OVER.

Posted by: goodnews | April 29, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

I am totally bummed that Colt ended up with the Redskins. Yeah he is being cool and talking to the Honolulu media about what a great opportunity he has with Washington. That he has time to learn from Zorn and he looks forward to doing whatever it takes to get on the field.

Yet he got stuck on a team whose most productive offensive player is a
TE. Wideouts that have potential to be gamebreakers, but will never get to that point as they are not disciplined route runners. Their star RB couldn't make it in Denver and is better known for wearing costumes.

Moreover fans that were disappointed in Colts's pick in the 6th round, and were stupidly, sarcastically, asking about Colt's ability to pass rush. Maybe you should have asked the juggernaut QB Patrick Ramsey about his pass rushing capabilities. Brunnel on the other hand was good...when he played for the UW Huskies! Truly the best QB that played for the 'Skins was Theisman. But the geniouses on board brought him in as a Punter and a Kick Returner first.

Apparantly, the team has no defense (have you looked at the no names listed on the roster?)

Colt will make the best of this, but really Redskin's fans need to understand that overall, the team pretty much sucks. Really feel for Colt that he is stuck on a team that is going nowhere till the next decade and will certainly be the doormat of the NL East.

Hopefully he get's traded.

Onward Dallas Cowboys. They have a QB that owns the 'Skins, but got his a$$ kicked in Aloha Stadium.

Posted by: hilo | April 29, 2008 4:48 AM | Report abuse

Dear Hilo-- Brennan was not "stuck on a team"; he was thrilled to be DRAFTED by a team that is switching to a "west coast" offense, one that Brennan excelled in. The new coach of the REdskins was a quarterback for the Seahawks, and sounds like he is looking forward to helping Colt develop without any pressure--it sounds like he will be a mentor in the same way June Jones was to Brennan. It is a team with great fans, and a great heritage. It happens to have a great quarterback and backup quarterback-- and made the playoffs last year. They also just had a terrific draft haul, according to many. So, don't be bummed-- do some research on the Redskins. Here's a link to an article written by a very knowledgable RS fan about the Redskins, their draftees, and how he sees things fitting together.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/20316-Washington-Redskins-2008-Draft-Review-did-They-Win-or-Lose-

Also, Hilo,it bothers me when fans, writers, announcers, and bloggers don't know the facts about Colt Brennan before they bash him. Let's turn the cart around and realize that Redskins fans (or any fan from any team) will be ticked when they see their team maligned unfairly. lol

Let's make Colt Brennan proud of his fans that believe in his talent, ability and character.

Posted by: LocalGirl in BigSky Country | April 29, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Everyone here who thinks brennan is a waste, is an idiot. I now have to be a redskins fan since he's playing there, and I dont want to be in a group of fans who are going to hate on the QB, who in a couple of years will lead you to a Super Bowl win.

I am a Warrior through and through, and hearing this crap makes me sick to think I'm going to be a Redskins fan now. Stop moaning, because I'm sure everyone here making comments only saw one game, Uga vs Hawaii. How about the other 25 miraculous games he played in his last 2 seasons? Did anyone see those?? Because I could say Peyton Manning sucked if I just judged him on his college games against Florida. He lost all four times to them... horribly, hence where choke artist came from... Dont judge him until he's been given his shot.

If he gets to come in to a game and get murdered, then you can a field day, but until then just be happy you have a great back up who has the same potential if not more than any other QB in the pros.

Posted by: Tristan | May 5, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

How Colt did at Combine:

"Colt Brennan of Hawaii didn't run, but he was the most accurate thrower Sunday. He completed all 18 of his passes, confirming he is a sharpshooter despite a strange, side arm-type release."

Matt Ryan and Andre Woodson did not participate though.

More Combine Stuff
Brennan, a former University of Hawai'i quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy finalist, was credited with 100-percent accuracy during yesterday's passing drills at the National Football League Scouting Combine in the RCA Dome.

Brennan was 20 of 21 in drills ranging from 5-yard outs to streak patterns. The lone incompletion came when Kansas wideout Marcus Henry dropped a chest-high pass. Because that pass was catchable, the scouting report credited it as a completion.

"The two things that I came here to do were to show up heavier and throw well," Brennan said. "I weighed in a lot heavier than people thought, and I threw the ball really well."

There were concerns when Brennan, who was measured here as being 6 feet 2 1/3, weighed 185 pounds at last month's Senior Bowl in Alabama. He blamed the 6-pound loss on a stomach virus. But Brennan was 207 pounds at Friday's official weigh-in session.

During yesterday's drills, held on FieldTurf and coordinated by NFL coaches, Brennan showed his arm strength with two 45-yard completions. The first was an arc on a streak pattern. The second came on a post-corner pattern in which California's DeSean Jackson sprinted 10 yards, ran diagonally to the left for 5 yards, then cut to the right. Brennan lofted a pass that found Jackson's handprints.

That kind of accuracy, Not a bad gamble for a 6th round pick, eh???

Posted by: Ainokea | May 7, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Most people don't know it yet, but what the Skins got at the paltry price of a 6th round pick is Brett Favre's game mentality, Dan Marino's quick release, and Jeff George's accuracy all in one. In a few years, Brennan in the 6th round, to the Skins, will look like the heist the Lakers pulled off with Pau Gasol. Keep an eye on Brennan. This kid will be raising a lot of eyebrows.

Posted by: Scout666 | May 10, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Most people don't know it yet, but what the Skins got at the paltry price of a 6th round pick is Brett Favre's game mentality, Dan Marino's quick release, and Jeff George's accuracy all in one. In a few years, Brennan in the 6th round, to the Skins, will look like the heist the Lakers pulled off with Pau Gasol. Keep an eye on Brennan. This kid will be raising a lot of eyebrows.

Posted by: Scout666 | May 10, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Most people don't know it yet, but what the Skins got at the paltry price of a 6th round pick is Brett Favre's game mentality, Dan Marino's quick release, and Jeff George's accuracy all in one. In a few years, Brennan in the 6th round, to the Skins, will look like the heist the Lakers pulled off with Pau Gasol. Keep an eye on Brennan. This kid will be raising a lot of eyebrows.

Posted by: Scout666 | May 10, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Washington has now gained thousands of fans from Hawaii.

Cha-ching!

It's all about the money. They got my money.

Posted by: Kimo Li | May 13, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

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