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Skins Take Swine-Flu Precautions

The team is taking precautions at Redskins Park because of the swine flu, Coach Jim Zorn said.

The Redskins have placed anitbacterial gel at stations throughout the main building of the complex and communication about the situation is important, Zorn said.

"We addressed it in our staff meetings," he said. "Everybody needs to be alert to all those issues. But I don't think you want to go to DEFCON5 with facemasks."

By Jason Reid  |  May 1, 2009; 3:58 PM ET
 
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FIRST!

Posted by: mwalk1 | May 1, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

FIRST to say swine flu is a hoax!!!

Posted by: jscrna | May 1, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I heard from a very reliable source than RedDMV created swine flu.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 1, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of babies.

Soft team getting softer.

Posted by: gdennie | May 1, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Blache will know how to use Albert. Maintaining gaps is a lot easier if there are less of them, and when teams double Albert, there will be less gaps.

Having seen that Orakpo video, I like the idea of him blitzing behind Albert. I didn't see Orakpo outmuscling the OTs, it was all speed. I'd like to see what it looks like when Albert creates a seam and Orakpo blows through it. I think (hope?) Orakpo would push around an RB that steps up to block him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 1, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Anti-bacterial gel to fight... a virus? Fail.

Posted by: noptov | May 1, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

"and motivated...which is the big question mark--give the man a payday and will he even bother to try hard anymore?"

It's an understandable question, but given what I've read, I really don't think it applies to Haynesworth.

Dude has anger issues. Serious, blood-curdling anger issues. Dangerous, head-stomping anger issues. Fearful, pole-wielding anger issues. You don't get like that by 'not trying hard'. This man hits a different level when competition presents itself.

And I guess that's why he's worth $100 million.

Posted by: psps23

Posted by: psps23 | May 1, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Pro athletes have far more to fear with MRSA than H1N1.

Posted by: PDiddy | May 1, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Fat Albert also likes to cuddle and take walks in the park in his free time.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 1, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I Like how we are upgrading the D-line as I felt that our D stats were very misleading last year. We were solid against the run for the most part(unless they ran at JT). We had no pass rush so we just dropped our secondary back to take away the long ball and had London Fletcher run around breaking up every screen play or dump off. If he hadn't played out of his mind last year our D would have been horrible. Plus our D would get lit up when a team had to throw the ball at the end cuz we couldn't bring any pass rush. Just off the top of my head I can rememember serious world beating offenses like St. Louis and San Fran. drive down effortlessly at the end of games to beat us. Plus if we can actually force turnovers our O might not have to drive 80 yards every possesion and we might get some easier scores.

Posted by: SteveK25 | May 1, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Having seen that Orakpo video, I like the idea of him blitzing behind Albert. I didn't see Orakpo outmuscling the OTs, it was all speed. I'd like to see what it looks like when Albert creates a seam and Orakpo blows through it. I think (hope?) Orakpo would push around an RB that steps up to block him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 1, 2009

A lot hinges on Carter having a better year I think? Think it will end up as a composite of Daniels and Carter on that side.

Haynesworth and the other DE (Carter/Daniels/Jackson) collapse the pocket. Griffin and Montgomery close the gaps. Orapko and Landry blitzing on the edges.

McIntosh, Fletcher, Doughty, the corners back in coverage.

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Pro athletes have far more to fear with MRSA than H1N1.

Posted by: PDiddy

Diddy speaks up ... and on east coast time?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 1, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

If Wilson is as good as he claims look for him to push Rocky at the other linebacker position.

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Agreed, Diddy, on MRSA.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | May 1, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

No News is No News

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 1, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 1, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Periculum.....You are the only person in the world who thinks we are gonna line up Haynesworth as a DE. They might have used him "like a DE" sometimes in Tenn. because he is so disruptive but that is not the same as starting him plus to other DT's like you suggest. Their is a difference between stunting a good DT and sending out a pass rush of the DT's. On running downs we will have Carter, Haynesworth, Griffin, Daniels/wynn. In obvious passing situations we will send in carter, haynesworth, daniels, and orapko(or some other pass rush specialist if he can't cut it). No team plays three DT's especially not on passing downs you should really give that a rest.

Posted by: SteveK25 | May 1, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

CP needs a facemask to keep from getting coodies from his OL.

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Well he absolutely abused Phil Loadholt in that video, who ended up being a 2nd rounder. I actually thought it was pretty high-caliber competition, particularly Oklahoma and Ohio State (though don't know who he went up against vs OSU).

Posted by: psps23 | May 1, 2009 3:50 PM


Thanks but I corrected myself before I saw your post but thanks.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 1, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Or is it cooties?

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Anti-bacterial gel to fight... a virus? Fail.

Posted by: noptov | May 1, 2009 4:13 PM |


go to redskins.com and watch the Zorn interview for yourself, I believe his comments were (again) poorly relayed by 1 of the tubby beat reporters here; he seemed to be talking about what they had done "up to this point" to have a generally clean environment. As far as the gel, I believe he was specifically referring to precautionary measures the team has made in the recent past to combat staph infections. So, people should really go out and get their information on their own rather than relying on inaccurate, and out-of-context info you'll find here.

Posted by: CPortisRun | May 1, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Periculum.....You are the only person in the world who thinks we are gonna line up Haynesworth as a DE. They might have used him "like a DE" sometimes in Tenn. because he is so disruptive but that is not the same as starting him plus to other DT's like you suggest.

And you know I was right about Orapko at SLB too when everyone here said he was a DE. Right ....

You heard it from the horse's mouth he hates playing DT. The same thing happened in Tennessee. That's one reason why he had the break out year. The DC moved him to DE on almost every down. The only time he played DT was on stunts. He and Vanden Bosch were bookends.

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

SHUT UP FOR ONCE PERICULUM

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 1, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Blache needs his DT's to use discipline and cover those gaps. They will be able to collapse the pocket because on the outside Haynesworth will have to double teamed. You blitz Orapko from the same side and you've overloaded things. Now you will really just have the center and one guard on Montgomery and Griffin. They are going to get a lot of sacks. On the other side Carter/Daniels will get his when they start to boot leg his way. That's when you send Landry along with Carter. Should get sacks and turnovers.

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

SHUT UP FOR ONCE PERICULUM

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 1, 2009

EAT MIKE WILLIAMS DUKES AND DIE TRUTH!

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

He said he hates being a guy who stands in one place occupying two blockers. Which is cool since he wasn't paid to be a nose tackle. He did not play every snap at DE last year that is completely fabricated. They are trying Orapko out at SLB(I don't think it will work). It doesn't mean he's not a DE it just means he's a phenomenal athlete and our LB's are horrible besides Fletcher. He will most likely end up back at DE like Dwight Freeny and Mathias Kiwanuka who were played out of position the first year or so just to get their talent on the field before settling in as DE. I hardly think them trying to shoe-horn Orapko into the LB spot the first practice means he is a LB not a DE in perpetuity and regardless he will still be lined up at end on passing down.

Posted by: SteveK25 | May 1, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I might make enemies but I say we draft a stud LB in the first round next year.

Or if we're high enough, ERIC FREAKING BERRY.

Orakpo, Berry, Fat Albert, keep all our CB's, find a 2nd or 3rd round LB like Herzlith outta BC.

Game. Over.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 1, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I hope we have the last pick in the first round, without trading down.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | May 1, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I'd prefer that OT next year.

Hopefully some Lbs can emerge this year to handle that position. I think hb is very adequate, he didn't hurt us in all the time 53 missed last year. He's a hard worker and maybe can improve into baby London. Wilson is an intriguing wild card. The rest of the new guys are a grab bag where you hope to get lucky.

Even if our oline is a positive surprise this year they don't have many years left.

Posted by: AdamCr | May 1, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

H1N1 virus is now the R2D2 virus created by El Dabarge

Posted by: VicDamone | May 1, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

The R2D2 virus in now called 3PC0 virus

Posted by: GreatOne1 | May 1, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

After Agreeing to Huge Contract, Redskins May Be Wise to Let Haynesworth Freelance

By Jason La Canfora
Saturday, February 28, 2009

For a good five years, Jim Washburn tried to buck Albert Haynesworth. The Tennessee Titans' defensive line coach wanted to mold the fiery defensive tackle into a prototypical lineman, harping on technique and footwork, clashing repeatedly with his most gifted pupil.

"I realized I had to cut my losses," Washburn said by telephone from his office yesterday, hours after the Washington Redskins signed Haynesworth to the richest contract ever for a defensive player in the NFL. "I stopped trying to make him a technique player. After a while, I adapted to him and what he does and stopped trying to fight to make him a conventional tackle. He's a non-traditional player, and I think the coaches there will find that out.

And after the production Washburn helped cull from this athlete -- altering the scope and alignment of his entire line to suit Haynesworth's abilities -- it would make little sense to try to force him into such confines now.

"I want to be able to attack my gap, make plays and everybody make plays off of me," said Haynesworth, who regularly beats double-teams. "I want to do almost the same thing I did in Tennessee."

Blache's tackles generally bear immense run responsibilities -- his scheme is based on simplicity and stopping the run above all else -- and primarily are utilized to absorb blockers to create room for linebackers to make plays. Haynesworth is used to firing off the line on instinct, relying on his size, strength and "God-given gifts," as Washburn put it, to surge through offensive linemen and make plays.

"If you try to rigid him down and say you have to play this stance, he'll tell them to [kiss off]," one NFL coach familiar with Haynesworth said. "The one thing Albert is really special at is rushing the passer from the inside, and he plays the run on the way to the pass. If you try to screw him down with run technique and stopping the run first, which is how they play, then that's really a disservice to his abilities."

Besides relaxing Haynesworth's technical burdens, Washburn created other avenues to help the tackle flourish. He used him as a ***** defensive end ***** on many passing downs, and would draw significant attention from tight ends and chips from running backs when doing so.

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, Orapko is way too small to play DE in an NFL 4-3 on every down. He would be situational in that role. For what they are paying that will never do. Not with this owner. They already have a liability at RDE against the run in Carter. He is not good coming out of a down stance and has a better chance of being good against run blockers and making tackles starting from a standing position. That means linebacker.

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I might make enemies but I say we draft a stud LB in the first round next year.

Or if we're high enough, ERIC FREAKING BERRY.

FRIGGIN" KID WHO READS WAAAAY TOO MANY COMIC BOOKS.

Your offensive line is probably going to be almost non existent next year and you are drafting yet another linebacker in addition to Orapko?

Stoopid kid who should be out mowing the lawn.


Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 1, 2009

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

This H1N1 thing is taking all the fun out of getting drunk and making out with the local pigs. I mean, isn't that what college was all about?

Posted by: dcsween | May 1, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Oh right, dcswine, you went to that cow college up in East Lansing, didn't you?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 1, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Jeez, that sounded mean. Sorry, sween.

So.... Favre to the Vikings then? Wouldn't they rather see him screwing up their offense than Tarvaris Jackson?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 1, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Can't be too careful with this swine flu. Especially at Redskins Park with all those pigskins laying around.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | May 1, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

SHUT UP FOR ONCE PERICULUM

Posted by: TheTruth11 | May 1, 2009

EAT MIKE WILLIAMS DUKES AND DIE TRUTH!

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 4:45 PM


In Hollywood, this would be known as the "Meet cute." Remember, tho, that by the end of the movie these two will be in bed with each other.

Posted by: TheCork | May 1, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Periculum.....On draft day some other more diligent commenter completely debunked your assertion that orapko is too small to be an every down player by listing the stats of a good dozen of the best pass rushing DE's in the league. Orapko is as big or bigger than all of them. That being said it would be stupid to have him stopping the run from the right side. That's why we have Daniels/Wynn. Orapko is the prototypical 4-3 LDE. The RDE and LDE are completely different positions on running downs requiring diff. skill sets. The Colts recently won a superbowl with Dwight Freeney(lighter than Orapko) on one side. They would then bring in Robert Mathis(smaller than Freeney and Orapko) to play second and third downs on the other side. The rush they brought off the edges was a huge part of that Super Bowl team.

Posted by: SteveK25 | May 1, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

bada beep

Posted by: _Stumped_ | May 1, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Periculum.....On draft day some other more diligent commenter completely debunked your assertion that orapko is too small

WHO, WHEN, WHERE, WHAT ... NO EVIDENCE, NO PROOF, nothing but a bunch of horse hockey is what you are throwing up here dude? Blache put him at SLB NOT DE. That starts my evidence. I have produced the rationale behind that decision right before your eyes here. So, there was even more Where is yours?

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SteveK25 | May 1, 2009

More messages in a bottle from some other flounder.

Posted by: periculum | May 1, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Swine flu is a virus and antibacterial anything won't kill the virus. What it will do is stop any secondary bacterial infections.

Posted by: moosepod | May 2, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

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