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A Look Back at Skins' Transactions

I'm interested to see what you guys make of this. I went back through the Skins' transactions since setting the roster in September. First of all, I was startled by the lack of movement they have had to make - putting Reed Doughty on IR, signing a few players in mid-October, and then signing DeAngelo Hall this week. When you look at it that way, they have been very lucky that they have not had to dip into their depth more, plugging holes and working on the fly on personnel for just over half the season.

Here's what they've done of note since breaking camp and naming a 53-man roster:

In September, WR Billy McMullen and RB Marcus Mason got a lot of attention for their strong play. The Skins didn't keep either - to me McMullen was more of a surprise given the need for a game-ready WR - and he was immediately signed by Seattle and played for them. In four games with the Seahawks (two starts), he put up numbers in that limited window that surpassed anything the Skins' Nos. 3-5 WRs have managed (seven catches for 124 yards). James Thrash, Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly have combined for 138 yards through 10 weeks.

McMullen suffered a finger injury and was waived Oct. 19. Mason, a Georgetown Prep product, was waived, then signed to Baltimore's practice squad and the Jets' active roster two weeks ago (he has been a healthy scratch from the Jets' last two games).

Punter Derrick Frost was cut in favor of rookie Durant Brooks; Frost got calls from Seattle and Green Bay right away, signed with the Packers, and has endured some rough patches but kept his job. Brooks was cut mere weeks into his NFL career. Veteran oft-injured tackle Todd Wade was cut at the end of the preseason as well; he signed with Jacksonville but has yet to appear in a game. (The Skins cut one other NFL vet at that time, defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti, who remains a free agent).

When corner Leigh Torrence was cut over the weekend, a couple of teams placed waiver claims on him and several with playoff aspirations (New England, New York Jets, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Philly, Chicago) were interested. Torrence signed with and is expected to play for New Orleans this weekend.

The Bengals signed guard Andrew Crummey (Maryland) off Washington's practice squad, though he has yet to appear in a game. Safety Justin Hamilton was cut last month and remains on the street.

So for the most part, the NFL vets the Skins have parted with have been wanted elsewhere, though you wonder if some of them could have helped more than some of the guys they have kept around.

By Jason La Canfora  |  November 11, 2008; 9:30 AM ET
 
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No I don't really wonder if any of them could have helped here. JLS suggests in this post that "for the most part" these guys have contributed elsewhere by his final "wonder": "though you wonder if some of them could have helped more than some of the guys they have kept around."

But the reality is that only TWO have actually PLAYED anywhere else, and one of those was a very limited contribution. The fact that they were signed/picked up doesn't even suggest that the Skins "missed out" on any of them.

McMullen and Frost are the only possibilities. And we konw who and what Frost is, so nothing lost there. McMullen, well, just how much would he have done is the question. It's not like the guy is a gamebreaker/changer. I don't know that he would have gotten much more opportunity than Thomas has, maybe he get's a bit more done with that limited opportunity, but just how much?

Posted by: craig2 | November 11, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

How about finding out some info on how Portis is doing? How is Hall fitting in? What changes can we see the second half of the season? You know. Some actual "insider" stuff!! Utterly pathetic the some sh!t over and over and over and over and over and over.....

Posted by: Lacantwrite | November 11, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

And if anybody's not sure about Frost:

When the cryptic Ted Thompson was asked why he favored Derrick Frost over Jon Ryan as his punter, he replied, "We're just looking for a little bit more consistency.''

Sure enough, Frost has been consistently worse than Ryan since Thompson decided to cut Ryan and sign Frost at the end of the Packers training camp.

Ryan, who's punting in Seattle, ranks No. 5 in the NFL.

Frost, who's punting his way out of Green Bay, ranks No. 23.

Ryan is averaging 45.9 yards on 45 kicks. His net average is 36.5.

Frost is averaging 43.2 yards on 38 kicks. His net average is 37.3.

In Green Bay's loss at Tampa Bay (Sept. 28), Frost averaged 38 yards on five punts. At that point, he was put on the proverbial "short leash'' by coach Mike McCarthy, who concluded, "We need to punt the ball better ... we need to get that fixed.''

It's still broken.

The link is here: http://www.madison.com/tct/blogs/lucas/313807

I think that really puts to bed the whole Frost issue, get off it already!

Posted by: craig2 | November 11, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, its Dallas week, I could give a fig, what guys got picked up immediately, and what guys are still out there.

If you wanted to post something about Reed Doughty, post how the team was CORRECT in putting him on IR, given his injury.

Other than that, I'm not interested in playing "armchair GM" on the verge of the biggest game of the year.......Leigh Torrence, just jumped the shark, and landed in Antonio Pierce/Ryan Clark territory....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 11, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

First

Posted by: Aaronh81 | November 11, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

So for the most part, the NFL vets the Skins have parted with have been wanted elsewhere

By Jason La Canfora | November 11, 2008; 9:30 AM ET

I'd look at this point as the skins having a talented team and going with younger players that they could develop in their system over time. Cutting vets isn't an easy decision I'd assume. However, the fact they have put together an above average team to date indicates that theFO, and coaching staff have assembled a competitive group of players.

Posted by: TWISI | November 11, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

This is pitiful, Jasno.

McMullen wasn't signed by Seattle "immediately." He was signed in the second week. His numbers stink. He had seven receptions in four games for 124 yards. He fumbled one of the seven receptions and the Seahawks lost the ball. And he was a starter for Seattle, so why are you comparing him to our injured wide receivers, some of whom haven't even played?

The punter, Frost, who has managed to "keep his job"? Look up the numbers on punters. Derrick Frost is ranked number 23 in the league, and Durant Brooks is ranked number 25. And Frost, who has "kept his job" has already had to face competition once. Do you really think he will still have a job at the end of the season?

http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?tabSeq=0&statisticCategory=PUNTING&season=2008&seasonType=REG

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 11, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

ummm...the Seahawks immediately picked up McMullen because their ENTIRE WR corps was unable to take the field. He didn't last on their roster even though they are still struggling with WR health. Noone else has given McMullen a sniff...until now, the mighty Detroit Lions are considering him after they traded away R Williams.

He's fine for a band-aid, but he has no relevance whatsoever to the long term plans of this team or any other.

Perhaps your beloved Ravens should pick him up.

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | November 11, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Where are the apologists???? Biggest game of the year, team in the thick of the playoff hunt, we're STILL re-hashing the same bullsh!t. Get off this Synder/Cerrato bashing and just report actual INSIDE info!!!!

Posted by: Lacantwrite | November 11, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Only problem with Billy is that he is a WR that has problems cathing the ball...kinda big for someone on his position but hey his agane t says he wants to play ST. WOOOO. Can i get an injury update on SS is he fully healty now or is the hammy or whatev still bothering him, a little more on Betts would help too. I doubt were gonna get any useful news about CP26 they dont want to tip that hand. Also whats up with the 89 cowboy killer and his hammy. These were major issues as of a week ago and i still have no clue about any of them, little help please.

Posted by: Stu27 | November 11, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Same with Wade and JAX. They lost nearly their entire offensive line at the start of the season, signed Wade, and he has yet to play for them. Again...I prefer the long term approach the Skins took this offseason. Stick with the younger guys...let them grow and move on from the band-aid nearly done veterans.

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | November 11, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Just shaking my head at this post. Have any of the people they cut had an impact on the teams they sign with. NO!!! I can't believe that you want to continue with.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 11, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Interesting stat on Hall:

In just 4 1/2 seasons, Hall has 20 interceptions for 469 yards and three touchdowns. During that same span, Washington’s holdover veteran corners Shawn Springs, Fred Smoot and Carlos Rogers have combined for 19 interceptions for 265 yards and two touchdowns.
_______

NOW, I'm not saying that INT's are by any means the only (or primary) relevant stat for a CB, but we are undeniably upgrading our secondary from a playmaking standpoint. I know he was "routinely torched" in Oakland...but it's Oakland. A fresh start near home should be good for Hall and, hence, good for us.

All that gibberish being written, the most important developments this week are CP's status and Springs' health. I have to believe 26 will be ready to go Sunday night. Springs should be too right?

HAIL

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | November 11, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

So for the most part, the NFL vets the Skins have parted with have been wanted elsewhere, though you wonder if some of them could have helped more than some of the guys they have kept around.

By Jason La Canfora | November 11, 2008; 9:30 AM ET

There are so many things wrong with this I refuse to list them all. You are a tool. Give us Portis updates, not petty finger pointing at roster cuts.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 11, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

RIGHT????? Someone just say yes, I'm having an anxiety attack and the pills are not handy

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | November 11, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

And for the record, the Jets are so impressed by Mason, that despite being up by 40 points at halftime, he didn't play a down.

McMullen went to a situation in Seattle where he was FORCED into a starting situation, which is DIFFERENT than what has happened with Thomas/Kelly/Thrash. Hopefully thats a pretty simple concept, starters catching more balls than the #3, 4, and 5 WR's.

This subject is just so friggin stupid at this time.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 11, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Things I would rather hear about....

1. Portis 50/50
2. Can/Will Hall return punts
3. How is Santana's health
4. How will teams react to Jim Zorn the second time around
5. Springs moving to safety
6. Romo's finger
7. Will Terrance Newman/Felix Jones play
8. What time the sun will rise tomorrow
9. What will oil prices drop to today

ANYTHING else at this point...! Who the Heck cares where Andrew Crummet is!?!?

Posted by: cej75024 | November 11, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Leigh Torrence, just jumped the shark, and landed in Antonio Pierce/Ryan Clark territory....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 11, 2008 9:47 AM

Funny and accurate. God forbid we miss the playoffs because this will become the focal point for all the haters. 'If Only we'd kept torrence. He would have been the differnece maker!' Oye.

By the way, being a starting wide receiver for the Seahawks is like being the prettiest girl at fat camp.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 11, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Amazing isn't it? JLC has little by little slipped back into this bu11sh|t. I knew it would, but I guess he just feels like he has to get something posted because, as usual, he can't get any "INSIDE" info on the team he is supposed to have an "INSIDE" track on.

Not surprising.

Posted by: craig2 | November 11, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

I guess if we had kept McMullen and Mason and Wade and Boschetti and Crummey and Torrence...the '72 Dolphins would be in trouble...

according to this post....i would say so

Posted by: cej75024 | November 11, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Jason,

That was just a weak post. The moves they made before the season started were to get younger in anticipation for a season with many growing pains. I am not sure how you can criticize the Skin's there. It would be one thing if you predicted they would be a playoff contender in the pre-season and preached that they need to keep the vets in order to win now, but that was not the case.

I think you usually give great insight into this team, but not today.

Posted by: lavar609 | November 11, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

I just got another email that the Skins have tickets available for the game on Sunday. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!?!? It's DALLAS! I realize it's a Sunday night, but seriously!

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 11, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

McMullen = Monk
Torrence = D Green
Wade = Jacoby
Boschetti = Butz
Mason = Byner

Jla = ????

Posted by: cej75024 | November 11, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Call me when Marcus Mason has an actual carry in a REGULAR SEASON NFL game....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 11, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

McMullen only has better stats than our #3-5 receivers because he was given the opportunity to start. He probably also had the ball thrown to him twice as much than our #3-5 in those few games... Jason is always trying to make the front office look bad and in this case, harping on the fact that they let go of their 6th best WR on the roster.

Posted by: hender_22 | November 11, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

People, I agree he ain't Bob Woodward, but man cut him some slack. This blog is probably the best source out there for quasi-realtime Skins information. I know there is a decent need for separating wheat from chaff on this blog, but he's trying. Agreed with cej on the topics we want to hear about- all those would be great- but those who call JLC a moron and the like...well, that's just not terribly productive and very likely to fall on deaf ears. I'm not a JLC apologist, but give him a break...it's Dallas week!!! Let's focus our enmity in the appropriate direction!!!!

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | November 11, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

I'm not defending JLC and definitely don't always agree with the slant he takes but I feel like he's trying to appease the RI hamsters with this post. I'm guessing that there currently is no access to players or coaches in the morning. So he's taking a look at signings the team has made in order to provide us with a post. If you look at it, I believe posts like this happen while there is very little access to the team. While there is access, we get updates about the team. The Jasons can't give us updates about the team while no one has any access.

Posted by: BCBarney | November 11, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

p.s. I can't help but reiterate the fact that this week we picked up a man that has more INT's for more yards and TD's than the rest of our CB's combined over the last 4+ yrs. That is noteworthy in my humblest opinion. I know stats are overrated but that's pretty compelling. Thoughts?

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | November 11, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

I never once called JLC a moron, no matter how strongly I felt that way.

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | November 11, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Barney & LMG - Take your logic and reason over to the Times. WE WANT BLOOD!

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 11, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

The problem with this post isn't pointing out the transactions that have been made, but the last statement "So for the most part, the NFL vets the Skins have parted with have been wanted elsewhere, though you wonder if some of them could have helped more than some of the guys they have kept around."

This is only translatable into "the FO is a bunch of idiots and they cut guys that would have made this a better team, and should have kept them".

That's the problem, taking shots is the issue(especially when the shot isn't even a little valid), not the post itself.

Posted by: craig2 | November 11, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

but I feel like he's trying to appease the RI hamsters with this post.

Not sure how you came up with that one. I haven't read one post in the last couple of weeks where anyone care about this. I could be wrong but I just don't see anyone caring about these guys being cut and what they are doing.(especially since they are not having a big impact on the teams they play for)

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 11, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

We cut Bobby Olive in 1997. I'd like to find out what he's up to.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 11, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

+++But the reality is that only TWO have actually PLAYED anywhere else, and one of those was a very limited contribution. The fact that they were signed/picked up doesn't even suggest that the Skins "missed out" on any of them.+++--CRAIG2

Such wamble and kyoodle. Shirley, you dont' dismiss the potential for these two dudes while holding to the canard that the the nine remaining Redskin draftees are future all-pros? To do so would be flip-floppery of the first order.

Posted by: TheCork | November 11, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis update for y'all - probably, just about 2 hours ago, he got up and toasted his own English Muffins for breakfast. Then he watched Good Morning America. Stand by for more

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | November 11, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

I just don't get it.

Possibly the biggest game of the year for the team, against the biggest Rival of the team, on Sunday night, and somehow, Todd Wade, Andrew Crummey, Billy McMullen are what is being reported about.

Springs calf
JTaylor calf
Moss's hammie
Kelly's knee
Portis's availability
Betts's availability
Halls transition to a new team
Changes Zorn talked about
Jansen's pass protection issues

Any of the above, just off the top of my head, would be more relavant than attemtping to paint Vinny as shortsighted, in letting these players go.


Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 11, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Kind of a very predictable reaction from the bloggers concerning your post, Jasno.

The fact that McMullen has more catches than #3, 4 and 5 receivers on the Skins team is a fact, no matter how contorted the arguments against that sound.

We all saw in the Pittsburgh game that this team needs a healthy big receiver that can actually suit up and contribute, expecially when Moss is injured. Kelly should be on IR, and Thomas has not done squat (and hopefully keeps from making really stupid mistakes when he does play).
McMullen had a good preseason and deserved to be picked up when Kelly can not be counted on being able to perform. It would have been an improvement over our current situation. So far the passing game lives or dies on the hamstrings of Moss alone.

Posted by: driley | November 11, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

The problem with this post isn't pointing out the transactions that have been made, but the last statement "So for the most part, the NFL vets the Skins have parted with have been wanted elsewhere, though you wonder if some of them could have helped more than some of the guys they have kept around."

This is only translatable into "the FO is a bunch of idiots and they cut guys that would have made this a better team, and should have kept them".

That's the problem, taking shots is the issue(especially when the shot isn't even a little valid), not the post itself.

Posted by: craig2 | November 11, 2008 10:16 AM |

Further, the conclusion itself is flapdoodle and inconsistent with the facts. A more fitting conclusion is something like "Even if the rookies we kept don't pan out, it's pretty clear that the guys we cut have had next to no impact elsewhere and we really haven't lost anything."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 11, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Im still blaming Torrence for that rams game. I coulsd care less who forgot to blitz or what not. The guy had to defend a freakin hail mary against one player and got turned around like a trick. good ridence. he certainly is no pierce or clark although i am not going to say good words about them either.
I hope Newman plays that guy is the definition of a lame duck. they needed hall we coulda used Roy, but whatever.

Posted by: Stu27 | November 11, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

LMG - I agree with you on the stats. as much as I love me some Carlos Rogers, it would be nice to see an INT a little bit more around here.

Too nervous about this game. But then again, I thought we'd beat the Steelers and still thought that until the second half.

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 11, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Is ANYONE upset we got rid of Frost and Brooks? They were both pitiful.

Plack is doing fine.


and minus PUNTERS, the only player that ever did anything was McMullen apparently, and he was on Seattle Seahawks, who's story of the year has been WR injuries. And starting two games, 7 catches isn't all that great anyway.

the other players have done absolutely nothing at all, period. Not even playing.

So we got :

McMullen - average at best showing on a team with the most depleted WR group in the league

Frost - punter

Brooks - punter

Torrence - wait and see, but upgraded signifcantly at his position. Would've cost us more to keep him other than letting him go. We have a #5 corner signed for a longer contract and for less money who is athletically more gifted but right now is a worse player.

Justin Hamilton - Who? Done nothing.

Andrew Crummey - Who? Done nothing.

Ryan Boschetti - Done nothing.

Todd Wade - Done nothing.

Marcus Mason - Preseason Phenom. Zero NFL rushes ever and counting.


does that really look like we're going around releasing good players?

Leigh Torrence is the best player we released. Need I say more?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | November 11, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

The fact that McMullen has more catches than #3, 4 and 5 receivers on the Skins team is a fact, no matter how contorted the arguments against that sound.

Posted by: driley | November 11, 2008 10:21 AM |

The fact that McMullen fumbled one of his six catches, and Seattle lost the ball, is also a fact. The fact that he's fumbled more passes than our numbers 3,4,5 receivers is also a fact. The fact that the only team interested in him right now is winless Detroit, is also a fact.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 11, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Such wamble and kyoodle. Shirley, you dont' dismiss the potential for these two dudes while holding to the canard that the the nine remaining Redskin draftees are future all-pros? To do so would be flip-floppery of the first order.

Posted by: TheCork | November 11, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Almost a good post Cork, but NO, I don't expect "All Pros" out of all nine, but at least we already KNOW what the other guys are, there was nothing they could have done to surprise anyone. And honestly, if McMullen, AS A STARTER, was only able to give the Hawks so little, what could have been expected of him as the fourth to fifth here?

C'mon, it's not even debatable.

Posted by: craig2 | November 11, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

McMullen had a good preseason and deserved to be picked up when Kelly can not be counted on being able to perform. It would have been an improvement over our current situation. So far the passing game lives or dies on the hamstrings of Moss alone.

Posted by: driley | November 11, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Have you ever actually seen Billy play, he would have been eaten alive against Pitt. The guy is hardly an NFL reciever and i seriously doubt he would have had any impact but a negative one.

Posted by: Stu27 | November 11, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Its also a fact that STARTERS get more opportunity, and have more balls thrown their way, than backups.

you 'get' this don't you riley? I hope....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 11, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

It's like I'm taking crazy pills!!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | November 11, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

JM - I'm not stating that anyone cares about the topic of this post. I know I don't. What I'm stating is that he has no news on the topics that have been suggested already but that he wants to get a post up. We all know that if we didn't have a new post, we'd be clamoring for one and yelling about how it's Dallas week and why are there so few posts during one of the biggest weeks of the year. Just to take a couple of comments that were already made and plug them into a new complaint.
Plus, out of the topics that were listed, the only one that could get some coverage without team access is Jansen's performance. Of course this would require breaking down a bit of film and I'm not sure that JLC has the time for the film breakdown that would be required.

Posted by: BCBarney | November 11, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: BeantownGreg | November 11, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 11, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

I'm wit ya Beantown Greg,especially on how division opponents will react to Zorn second time around coaching staff needs to stay consistent with what got us here,Blache will have a little more daredevil in his scheme, blitz wise now that he has Hall.Dallas will be waiting for CP this time around so Zorn needs to have a surprise waiting for them.

Posted by: dargregmag | November 11, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

The fact that McMullen fumbled one of his six catches, and Seattle lost the ball, is also a fact. The fact that he's fumbled more passes than our numbers 3,4,5 receivers is also a fact. The fact that the only team interested in him right now is winless Detroit, is also a fact.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 11, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Ohhhh, like Kelly has done what for this team?
And don't get me started on Thomas, who probably has more negative yardage from boneheaded, drivekilling penalties than receiving yards. So you are willing to trash McMullen without defending the production of our own #3, 4 and 5? At least Thrash contributes and has value on the special teams. When Moss gets injured this team is hurting for a third down wide receiver whether you admit it or not. Last year we had two veterans who contributed clutch receptions when Moss and ARE were hurting--and so far no other wide receiver on this roster has stepped up. Fact, talent evaluator? Yes, its a fact.

Posted by: driley | November 11, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Dallas Week. A huge game.

Our illustrious local reporter is focused on the fact that other teams are more desperate for marginal players than the Redskins are.

Brilliant!

Posted by: SkinsNatsFan | November 11, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Just wanted to say that this crap article is the straw for me when it comes to you, JLC. This article is first written with obvious and shallow information, and ends contradicting itself. Blunder cuts are ones like Antonio Pierce, not Derrick Frost.

I am unsure why you have such a negative attitude towards the team that you are supposedly an "insider" for. The only positive articles you seem to write are echoes of what others say, while you constantly stretch your work attempting to prove some obscure negative point.

Please go be an "insider" for the cowboys, as I am sure it would benefit the readers in the 'skins nation more than your current works.

Posted by: Apotheo | November 11, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I'm wqith ya Suzanne....Carlos is awesome but he needs to start using stickum like Lester Hayes back in the day

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | November 11, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if some of the morons who constantly lamblast Jasno on the RI are the same ones whom Wilbourn recently spoke of in his column....the ones who ruin the experience on gameday for the rest due to their intoxication.

I'm not saying that I agree with Jasno on everything he writes...I don't have the time to critique every single word that some of you folks seem to have. Everytime I check out the RI the responses tend to be so pathetic...full of hate. I love the Skins...but, dear God, there is more to life than football! If you have that much time on your hands and that much venom in your hearts, then you need to reevaluate your priorities in life.

Posted by: humen8r | November 11, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Hey Jason,

I have to say I agree with others on here. I honestly could care less about any of those people that you mentioned above.

It tells me that the Skins have something they have not had in a long time...depth.

It's "Dallas week" and I am more interested in the upcoming game then what happend back during training camp or the sucky players the Redskins have let go.

I'd like to know more about the injuries/ what packages the Skins have in mind for Hall ect, ect.

Those guys you mentioned are long gone and will never have any impact(only negative) on any team they ever play for so I honestly could care less.

Thanks for for all your blogs however!

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | November 11, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

If you want to look at moves they made what about people they brought in?

They replaced a #5 corner with a 2 time pro bowl 24 year old for basically league minimum

AFter injuring their backup running back they added the former league mvp for again basically league minimum

When we needed depth on safety we added mike green who has immediately shown that he can contribute.

These are important pieces you are forgetting...

Posted by: offbyone | November 11, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Trying to fine that negative needle in a haystack again, I see. Figure the dust has settled enough? I have noticed how you have slowly crept back into the unnamed sources with sly negativity that we have all come to expect.

Why in the hell is he still here???

Posted by: grittar1 | November 11, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Wow. You Sir are not only a muckraker, but an idiot with a negative bias as well.

Hey has Zorn patted you on the head for wearing a euro ball sweater recently??

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 11, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Nice research! No surprise Billy outplayed Devin and Kelly. Vinny got lucky with Taylor and hall but his Receiver buffet in the 2nd round will hurt the Skins eventually. How about comparing Devin with Eddie Royal and Desean Jackson...Calais Campbell maybe? Sounds like Snyder needs better scouting and drafting out of Vinny.

Posted by: jercha | November 11, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

JLC, even your hindsight is a bit fuzzy.

Posted by: filmchis | November 11, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

TO THE WAPO EDITORS: Since JLC can't do it, can you as the editors please put your biased sh*t aside and take this guy off of the Redskins beat?? Look at what he is writing. He is supposed to be your "Redskins Insider" and all he has is analysis and unnamed sources. Please make it stop. You take us fans as idiots by letting this guy stay on the Skins beat

JLC MUST GO!!!!!!!!!

HTTR

Posted by: PASkinsFan2 | November 11, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Oh god, what a lame article. Your're such a dbag jason la confora...how do you still have a job here?

Posted by: HDiniMFO | November 11, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

One paper has an article about a washed up Linebacker calling out a DC legend, the other one has their "insider" bringing up crap that does not have any thing to do with the game coming up this week or offer any inside information about the team. ALL THIS DURING DALLAS WEEK!!!!!!!
HEY JLC....How is CP's knee? What about SS's calf? Is Hall fitting in? Is Zorn making the right adjustments?
Can't report what you are supposed to report and not write this trash?

Posted by: mithells | November 12, 2008 4:54 AM | Report abuse

Oh how we miss Billy McMullen! 7 catches for 134 yards! OH how stupid are we? I mean he was starting for an injury riddled, awful, 2-7 team...and now has no catches in six weeks and hasn't stepped on the field in four!

Derrick Frost is the next Ray-feakin'-Guy...who is stuggling to keep his job!

Crummey can't get on the field against for 1-8 Cincy!

Those same teams that put in claims on Torrence? Yeah, they were in the bidding for Hall too. Torrence went to NO. Who's secondary is terrible.

The only person I wanted to keep was Mason, mostly b/c I am Prep Grad. But if he was getting actual carries this year, we would be in trouble.

Here are a couple of questions for you:

Does it bother you that 98% of Redskins hate you? Does it bother you that they also think you're a joke? How in God's name do you stay employed? Other then the Post clearly wants to attack the Redskins at all costs! (see Sally Jenkins)

Why not at least make a half-hearted attempt at being an actual reporter? Please?

But you'll probably be too busy calling the NFL and make sure the Skins didn't tamper with Hall too!

Posted by: Irishred1998 | November 12, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

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