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T. Williams studying up on latest assignment

In the Redskins' first six games, rookie left tackle Trent Williams fared relatively well while facing many of the league's top pass rushers.
Williams figures to get another big challenge Sunday against Bears all-pro defensive end Julius Peppers. To hear the Redskins tell it, Williams will be as prepared as possible for the tough matchup, at least in part, because he studies well.
"There are a lot of great athletes that you better know what's going to happen before it happens, because you just can't react that quickly," Coach Mike Shanahan said. "You have to anticipate, you have to study regardless of what position you play. At least, the great players that I've been around know what's going to happen before it happens. If it's a pass rusher, if it's a quarterback reading defenses, offensive line anticipating stunts or whatever it may be."
Williams is learning a lot each day, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said.
"For rookies, I think it's a long season for them," he said. "They go from finishing college to getting ready for the draft and everything. You never really can prepare for the games until they start.
"I think each game time experience you do get a little more comfortable. You understand the speed of the game, what the players are going to be like, what it takes throughout the week to be ready and I think he has improved each week doing that."

By Jason Reid  | October 23, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
 
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Good morning RI.

I think Trent will do just fine against Peppers.

In fact I think the Redskins are going to massacre the Bears tomorrow.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 23, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Any word about the Bears' other stud defensive lineman, Tommie Harris?

That guy is who AH used to be.

Is he healthy and playing tomorrow?

Harris and Peppers: 2 very, very, very good defensive linemen.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I have RI all to myself.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 23, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Any word about the Bears' other stud defensive lineman, Tommie Harris?

That guy is who AH used to be.

Is he healthy and playing tomorrow?

Harris and Peppers: 2 very, very, very good defensive linemen.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I didn't see Tommie Harris on the injury report.

Haynesworth>Harris

(There are more letters in his name)

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 23, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I think T.Williams needs an official "stud" designation.

When you look at the pass rushers he's had to face out the gate in his rookie year, he's held his own and then some.

For sure, it helps to have a QB like McNabb who can feel pressure and knows when to break pocket or get rid of the ball, but even so, T.Will has not needed alot of help, and I think Steph Heyer has more holding penalties in a game and half than TWill has in all the rest combined.

Posted by: p1funk | October 23, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Being from NC, I had Panthers football forcefully shoved down my throat every week.

The thing about Peppers is this, he will completely disappear for games at a time. Then he will have 1 game with 3 sacks, 2 FF, an INT, a TD catch, a blocked field goal, a TD throw, and a punt return for TD.

Okung handled him pretty well, and I think we will cause lots of 3 and outs. This forces the Bears D to be on the field alot, thus gassing them.

redskins will run the ball numerous times this game.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 23, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I think T.Williams needs an official "stud" designation.

When you look at the pass rushers he's had to face out the gate in his rookie year, he's held his own and then some.

For sure, it helps to have a QB like McNabb who can feel pressure and knows when to break pocket or get rid of the ball, but even so, T.Will has not needed alot of help, and I think Steph Heyer has more holding penalties in a game and half than TWill has in all the rest combined.

Posted by: p1funk | October 23, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Co-sizzle

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 23, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Hayney/Orakpo will dominate this game.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 23, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

"If you are a Cowboys and a Yankees fan. You are one pathetic individual."

We Yankees fans do understand that other AL teams are allowed to play in World Series from time to time.

This year is one of those years.

This year, the World Series will be played, and a scattering of people in Texas and San Fran/Philthy will watch while the rest of America yawns.

That's what happens when the team that one of the world's most recognizable sports franchises--the New York Yankees--steps of the stage so 'other teams' can tan in the sun of media attention and victory.

It's a glow of love the Yanks know well.

And until the trophy is handed to this year's winner, the Yankees are the defending World Champs, 27 times running.

And what's really pathetic are that some people don't get that.

Not that they would ever understand.

We wish Ron Washington, George Bush, Nolan Ryan, Cliff Lee, Josh Hamilton and others well.

Until next year.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Hayney/Orakpo will dominate this game.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 23, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

+Also #30 will have a big game with 2 sacks.
HTTR

Posted by: skinswillwin | October 23, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Moe, I think Tommie Harris is in the Bears' doghouse this season...I don't follow that team at all, but methinks he's gonna be gone from Chicago before too long. I've wondered if he'd fit well as a 3-4 DE here, but if he's having an AH-esque problem with living up to his potential then I'd take a pass.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

"If you are a Cowboys and a Yankees fan. You are one pathetic individual."


We Yankees fans do understand that other AL teams are allowed to play in World Series from time to time.

This year is one of those years.

This year, the World Series will be played, and a scattering of people in Texas and San Fran/Philthy will watch while the rest of America yawns.

That's what happens when the team that one of the world's most recognizable sports franchises--the New York Yankees--steps of the stage so 'other teams' can tan in the sun of media attention and victory.

It's a glow of love the Yanks know well.

And until the trophy is handed to this year's winner, the Yankees are the defending World Champs, 27 times running.

And what's really pathetic are that some people don't get that.

Not that they would ever understand.

We wish Ron Washington, George Bush, Nolan Ryan, Cliff Lee, Josh Hamilton and others well.

Until next year.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse


Spare me. The Yankees just buy the best players every year. I could manage that team and we'd make the playoffs every year. It would be a totally different story if there was a salary cap.

Posted by: Rusty6392 | October 23, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Spare me. The Yankees just buy the best players every year. I could manage that team and we'd make the playoffs every year. It would be a totally different story if there was a salary cap.

Posted by: Rusty6392 | October 23, 2010 11:02 AM


Sounds to me like your gripe is with baseball, not the Yankees. Just sayin'...

I hate the Yanks and Cowpies as much as the next guy, but I don't have a gripe with people who are born into their fandom. It's the bandwagoners that talk sh*t with every win and go into witness protection with every loss that get ZERO respect from me. Those "fans" can eat sh*t and die...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Yankees/Cowboys/UNC Basketball/LA Lakers fan

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 23, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Keys to the game:
Keep Forte contained and off the field as much as possible. Hasslet's bend don't break mentality will be put to the test with a back like Forte in space.

Containing Devin Hester on punt returns and coverage of the secondary against him. Again Hasslet's dime packages and allowing corners to release and give up cushion to wideouts can have a guy like Hester licking his chops.

Pressure up front, if AH really plays and draws either the double team or gets penetration, look for a big game to be had by Orakpo, Carter, and Dirty 30 on safety blitzes.

Offensively, it all starts with how well Rabach can handle Harris. He hasn't been the same since his knee surgery, but he's still a menace. And a guy like Rabach who plays every game on skates should make him look like the Harris of old. Then there's the rook against peppers. I have confidence in the kid. He may get beat a couple of times, but for the most part should hold stout.

Posted by: clark202 | October 23, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

ih8, I'd put a Duke fan waaay below a UNC fan...

Clark, early indication is that Harris isn't playing. Good news for Rabach...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Smart and athletic. Plus having Chris Samuels as his position coach. This makes me glad to have him on our team instead of Okung.

I agree with iH8dallas @ 10:33 AM. Have a feeling McNabb is going to have a big game. We'll see.

Posted by: RedCherokee | October 23, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Please allow me to jump on the F The Yankees bandwagon. As an O's fan in New York, there is nothing better than hearing the massively obnoxious Yankee fans cry in their beers and complain about ONLY getting to the ALCS. "Arod choked again." Boo Hoo.

The only thing better is when the Skins beat the Giants.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 23, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

And what's really pathetic are that some people don't get that.

Not that they would ever understand.

We wish Ron Washington, George Bush, Nolan Ryan, Cliff Lee, Josh Hamilton and others well.

Until next year.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2010 10:40 AM |

Actually Moe, what's pathetic is baseball. Talk about boring. I'd rather watch soccer, and that sucks. At least they don't just stand there m ost of the time. Also, I think what the man was refering to is those people that are dallas and yankers fans because they are bandwagon jumpers. I mean, who the hell could be born into both?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I don't mind the Yankees anywhere near as much as their obnoxious, self congratulatory fans...

"We Yankees fans do understand that other AL teams are allowed to play in World Series from time to time."

You got BEAT. They took the stage from you, you didn't step aside.

There, fixed it for you.

Posted by: edvar | October 23, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

I agree with iH8dallas @ 10:33 AM. Have a feeling McNabb is going to have a big game. We'll see.

Posted by: RedCherokee | October 23, 2010 12:01 PM

To be fair h8 has similar feelings every week.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 23, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

I agree with iH8dallas @ 10:33 AM. Have a feeling McNabb is going to have a big game. We'll see.

Posted by: RedCherokee | October 23, 2010 12:01 PM


He'd better...I just cut Favre from my fantasy team and I'm rolling with DMac as my #1 QB the rest of the year. Yeah...my fantasy season is going THAT badly...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Clark, early indication is that Harris isn't playing. Good news for Rabach...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Where are you getting this news? Everything I see says he will play. He's been working back into more snaps for the last couple weeks.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 23, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

**repost

10 years after signing with the Rangers, A-Rod finally helps them get to the World Series.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 23, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

And what's really pathetic are that some people don't get that.

Not that they would ever understand.

We wish Ron Washington, George Bush, Nolan Ryan, Cliff Lee, Josh Hamilton and others well.

Until next year.

Posted by: MistaMoe


And that's why they hate us. Buying success then gloating about it like it's a real accomplishment.

What is even more fascinating is how many years the Yankees, despite outspending the rest of the league by far, manage to trip over themselves, screw the pooch, and cause their "fans" to write pathetic excuse letters like this one.

As the man said, rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for General Motors. Go ahead, Moe, root for the Overdog, it's the easy way out. One suspects your support of Snyder's Redskins is some form of penance.

Either that or your letter was a masterpiece of satire.

Posted by: TheCork | October 23, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

As the man said, rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for General Motors."Posted by: TheCork

I think nowadays, you have to use Microsoft. Or Goldman Sachs.

Posted by: Samson151 | October 23, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

As the man said, rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for General Motors."Posted by: TheCork

I think nowadays, you have to use Microsoft. Or Goldman Sachs.

Posted by: Samson151 | October 23, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

"Hasslet's bend don't break mentality will be put to the test with a back like Forte in space."

IMO the key is to make Forte run the ball. He's more effective as a receiver.

Posted by: Samson151 | October 23, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

The scouts that labeled Trent lazy seem to have goofed. The boy is balling.

Posted by: AdamCr | October 23, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

To be fair h8 has similar feelings every week.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 23, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

really can't argue with you on that one.

Somebody has to drive the Optimism bus.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 23, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Playoff baseball involving a team you love is intense and often gut wrenching(see Braves, Atlanta 1991-1994; 1996-2005; 2010). Most other baseball moments just horribly boring bordering on unwatchable.

Posted by: will_ga | October 23, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

"....root for the Overdog, it's the easy way out. One suspects your support of Snyder's Redskins is some form of penance."

Satire? The Overdog? Self-congratulatory?

Please: get a grip folks.

I grew up on Yankee baseball in the early '70s when the team stunk.

Your loud talkin' in the face of the collapse of one of the best run in all sports--The Possible End of the Core Four (Jeter, Posada, Rivera, Andy Pettite--all farm hands and HOF'ers) rings a little hollow in light.

There are sports dynasties, and then there's the 5 rings won by four completely stellar players in an age of steriods, change, and loss of interest in the sport they dominated.

Redskins' fan mocking the notion of Yankee ownership buying players to augment farmhands is completely gigglelicious as that's how the D.C. football team has been run way back since Gearge Allen traded away picks for well paid vets.

And y'all celebrate them days.

All professional sports teams 'buy' their players as not a one plays for free.

The trick--and what sets the good from the bad--is knowing which ones to 'buy'.

And the Yanks succeed where others fail, so don't hate the technique.

Say what you want, the Steinbrenners sink their winnings back into the team in ways that would make Dan Snyder and Peter Angelos blush.

And they will point out that there where lean years where the franchise lost money--but succeeded on the field because of that investment.

Hate the Yanks and their unassailable mythology all you want.

But I think the glare of 27 World Championship rings is what takes the green from the envy evident in your jealousy.

'Cuz there ain't a pro sports team in this county that has had that much success.

At least not your team.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this turned into a baseball blog. F the Yankers (and all baseball teams for that matter)

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 23, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I agree mostly with your argument Moe, except that while the 'Skins have tried to buy a championship there was the pesky little salary cap which doomed us and has not been present in baseball. The reason why people believe the Yankees buy their rings is because they are consistently in the top 3 of team salaries across the league. If they for once had a middle of the pack team, salary-wise, and got to the playoffs/won the WS, more people would say they were ligit champions.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | October 23, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I agree mostly with your argument Moe, except that while the 'Skins have tried to buy a championship there was the pesky little salary cap which doomed us and has not been present in baseball. The reason why people believe the Yankees buy their rings is because they are consistently in the top 3 of team salaries across the league. If they for once had a middle of the pack team, salary-wise, and got to the playoffs/won the WS, more people would say they were ligit champions.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | October 23, 2010 3:30 PM

Only problem with that argument Karen is that they win within the rules. If they were breaking the rules that would be one thing but they use every means that are legally at their disposal. Therefore they are legit, even if insanely boring and gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 23, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

(Last comment on this, I promise, but I couldn't let it go just yet.)

It is the epitome of Yankee fan arrogance to think that all people who hate them are just jealous. I hated them long before the core four came along, back when the O's used to smoke them regularly. Yes, it has been an impressive franchise for much of the last century, but these things run in cycles and the core four are entering their geeze-out years. As Rivera fades so will the dominance.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 23, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this turned into a baseball blog. F the Yankers (and all baseball teams for that matter)

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 23, 2010 3:17 PM


Co-sign.

The only baseball team I kinda halfway like is the Nats...and that's because I like their unis and LOVE their location. Otherwise, I got no use for MLB...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

It may be "within the rules" but the Yankees also don't have the revenue restrictions that the smaller market teams have. This is a baseball problem vs. a Yankees only problem, but it makes baseball more annoying to watch and so much more fun when the Yankees lose. I will say though that as flawed as baseball is, it is nothing compared to the corruption of the NBA.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | October 23, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Football comment - the RB for Auburn is prolific, extremely explosive. If he could somehow fall when he goes into the draft, Shanny would probably not waste the opportunity to draft him.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | October 23, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Football comment - the RB for Auburn is prolific, extremely explosive. If he could somehow fall when he goes into the draft, Shanny would probably not waste the opportunity to draft him.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | October 23, 2010 5:51 PM

Yeah, if he falls to the fifth round. Shanahan not likely to use a 1st or 2nd on an RB, and we don't have a 3rd or a 4th.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 23, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I dunno.

Spent the first half of my chiahood on Long Island a Yankee fan. Reggie Jackson, Craig Nettles, Bucky Dent, Lou Pinella, Willie Randolph, Goose Gossage, Thurmon Munson.... wuz all these guys swinging a stick on Fielding Avenue.

Those were the days, peeps, but then again I wuz a child, one with a furtive imagination, nor was it of any consequence to me who owned the darn team.

While I agree that baseball is tragically flawed in its inherent "boredom," it is a game of nuance, and hence, not for all adults, notably not for those with a lack of blood flow to their frontal lobe.

But F Texas and their professional sports teams, in any event.


Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 23, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

As far a football goes, and tmrw's game in particular...

I have no idea what to expect from the Redskins, but the idea of being consistently competitive week in and week out is starting to grow on me.

Have a whole new respect for these players... concussions are not to be taken lightly.

Cooley should most def be watching Fred Davis from the sideline.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 23, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

"As the man said, rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for General Motors."
-TheCork

Cork, did the man say this, or tap it into one of those western union telegraph machines?

Posted by: mack1 | October 23, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

"As the man said, rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for General Motors."
-TheCork

Cork, did the man say this, or tap it into one of those western union telegraph machines?

Posted by: mack1 | October 23, 2010 6:10 PM |

Good one, mack. I think he means that the Federal government is going to have to bail the Yankees out or they'll be bankrupt.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 23, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Cooley should most def be watching Fred Davis from the sideline.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 23, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Why? You realize he has passed the baseline tests from team/league and independent docs right?

What qualifications/insight do you have that is superior to the team of physicians that have cleared him?

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 23, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

concussions are not to be taken lightly.

Cooley should most def be watching Fred Davis from the sideline.


Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 23, 2010 6:09 PM


Not sure where you're going with this...Cooley practiced in full on Friday and hasn't shown any symptoms since early in the week. Not all concussions are created equal...it's not like Cooley took a shot like DeSean Jackson. You play a guy when he's healthy, just like any other injury.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

I agree mostly with your argument Moe, except that while the 'Skins have tried to buy a championship there was the pesky little salary cap which doomed us and has not been present in baseball. The reason why people believe the Yankees buy their rings is because they are consistently in the top 3 of team salaries across the league. If they for once had a middle of the pack team, salary-wise, and got to the playoffs/won the WS, more people would say they were ligit champions.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren

"Yes, but Life's Not Fair", said JP Morgan to Helen Keller..Yankees are such an institution, though, its been a major socio-economic vehicle in this country for decades..Sure, more fair salary-cap is necessary..They'll still draw 400 million a year attendance and gratuities, and occasionally win the Series, but with a frequency closer to the NY Giants than the current Bronx Bombers..That said, even though they chased our Senators to Tejas, and have the current Orioles owner seemingly completely in their pocket, there is something comforting watching Jeter, Posada and Riviera competing together in a championship in October..Don't ask me why..AttackCutlerdontgiveHestertheballandscorepointstomorrow..

Posted by: frak | October 23, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Not sure where you're going with this...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 7:01 PM

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The team physician has cleared Cooley to play?

Wonderful.

I suppose where I'm going with this is that I don't put much credence what in the house doc says.

Get dinged in da noggin -- prolly sit out the next game.

Better to err on the side of caution here. Listening to Cooley describe his injury, it certainly did sound like a moderate concussion, more so than a little dinger.

I believe most docs would agree and common sense also seems to suggest risking consecutive concussions is fool hardy.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 23, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

just like any other injury.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 7:01 PM

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Think a head injury is "just like any other injury?"

Perhaps you have yours up your arse.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 23, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

10-6 or bust.. I've said it all along and I'll say it until we are 9-7 or worse. this team can compete with any team in the league. everyone who scoffed when we lost to St. Louis i hope you realize now that these are not the same Rams. Who was it that called 3-2 after five games, who said Torain would be Shannys next 1300 yard back ( still to be determined) was it the same guy who said 10-6?? damn straight.... Hail to the Redskins.

chicago 13
Redskins 24

Posted by: nflorida1 | October 23, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

We win tomorrow 31-10. A couple of turnovers by Cutler will give us a short field and we will take advantage.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | October 23, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

just like any other injury.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 7:01 PM

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Think a head injury is "just like any other injury?"

Perhaps you have yours up your arse.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 23, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Well perhaps you like things up your arse from the sound of things...chia_puppet

Posted by: skinswillwin | October 23, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

We win tomorrow 31-10. A couple of turnovers by Cutler will give us a short field and we will take advantage.

Posted by: HokiesSkins

Your optimism is admirable. I think this will be more of a De-fensive battle, with Skins winning 23-17. DMac will manage the game better than Cutler, and Shanny will outmanage Lovie.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 23, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Skins win 24-13. Our biggest win yet comes tomorrow. Barf It!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 23, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

We win tomorrow 31-10.

Posted by: HokiesSkins

Your optimism is admirable. I think this will be more of a De-fensive battle, with Skins winning 23-17.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 23, 2010 9:24 PM

PDee--He predicts a combined score of 41. You say it will be a defensive battle so the combined score will only be 40. Kind of cutting it close there. But, I like it that you both have the 'Skins winning.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 23, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Skins win 24-13. Our biggest win yet comes tomorrow. Barf It!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 23, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

I hope sooooo!!!!!!

Posted by: skinswillwin | October 23, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Skins win 24-13. Our biggest win yet comes tomorrow. Barf It!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 23, 2010 9:28 PM

We've beaten the Cobwoys and the Eakles. The Bears will be our third-biggest win yet.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 23, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

PDee--He predicts a combined score of 41. You say it will be a defensive battle so the combined score will only be 40. Kind of cutting it close there. But, I like it that you both have the 'Skins winning.

Posted by: beep-beep

Fair point, but a 23-17 game can be defense dominated. Both teams will score on either D or teams. I just think it will be close, not a blowout either way.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 23, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Fair point, but a 23-17 game can be defense dominated.

Posted by: NYPDee | October 23, 2010 9:48 PM

Especially if all the points are scored off of turnovers.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 23, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

One thing that annoys me about these threads on Redskin Insider is how things get steered off topic so often. I read through the first 20 or so and half of them were about the Yankees and O's. Aren't there baseball blogs out there?

Posted by: ExPatYankee | October 23, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

@Chiapet...

I suggest you read up on the new NFL concussion rules. It's not enough to get cleared by the team Doctors. There is an entire new protocol involving independent analysis outside the team's staff. The players were also given baseline tests before the year when 100% healthy and the independent evaluation must conclude that the player is back to those baseline readings in brain activity before they are cleared.

You seem to be ignoring facts just to argue your uninformed opinion.

And that's just fine by me. I simply want you to acknowledge that you are telling us that you know- an anonymous poster on a blog- has more credibility than the Redskins, NFL and independent Physicians approved to carry out these evaluations.

Go ahead, tell me that and I'll leave this alone.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 23, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Considering some of the topics that have been discussed over the years, a few baseball posts on a Saturday is barely off topic compared to Sunday afternoon toilet humor and the bizarre middle of the game fake Albert Haynesworth stuff I saw earlier this season.

Posted by: will_ga | October 23, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Like Hunter said of the Skins following victoire over the Mammal-fish in the Super Bowl, "We Killed Like Champions.."

The Bear Will Have No Hair In His Lair, Mon ..FRAIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

Posted by: frak | October 23, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse


oh it's dead in here all right. chia_pet up to her old tricks, annoying the peeps

barno + chia = chaos

Posted by: hessone | October 23, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse


Cowboys guard Kyle Kosier won't play vs. Giants

he's out of there. got to love it

Posted by: hessone | October 23, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse


you've got to love this stuff. tell it joe


'Broadway Joe' Namath rips Cowboys

Posted at 11:08 AM on Sat., Oct. 23, 2010

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath does not see much to like with the Dallas Cowboys.

Speaking on his weekly Sirius NFL Radio show, Namath ripped the Cowboys for their lack of focus, uneven effort, poor football intelligence and diva-like attitudes.

"Their focus has been horrendous," Namath said. "You look at the number of penalties and breakdowns they've had, their head's not in the game, it really isn't. The smarter teams come out on top, the teams that don't destroy themselves.

"And the Cowboys have not learned how to focus on the team in the locker room, and outside issues not interfering with their play. And that's what's happened. I really believe they all feel like they're big stars and they're not working as hard as they think they are."

Posted by: hessone | October 23, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

13 hours 15 minutes until gametime.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 23, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

lets see, baseball playoffs feature teams from philly, new york, dallas and SF. 3 NFC East cities. Down goes ny, down goes philly. Next down, rangers.

SF wins the World Series -- for the first time ever.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 23, 2010 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Now that October´s full moon is finally here, I going peyote hunnin´ tomorrow. Hope to transform myself like hessone did after serious talk by ´wood26 (i.e. boycott...)

Don´t necessarily see us skinning da bars tomorrow(can´t actually will tivo),but think will pull the W.
We sure seem loaded for bear with all the predictions - agree with iH8dallas ´bout drivin the bus too-

HTTR

Posted by: Surfercalavera | October 24, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse


Hope to transform myself like hessone did after serious talk by ´wood26 (i.e. boycott...)

Posted by: Surfercalavera | October 24, 2010 12:02 AM |

good luck on that

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

WOW!

Cain Velasquez just destroyed Brock Lesner. Destroyed!

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 24, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

That was an ass whoopin'

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 24, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Skins win 24-13. Our biggest win yet comes tomorrow. Barf It!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 23, 2010 9:28 PM

We've beaten the Cobwoys and the Eakles. The Bears will be our third-biggest win yet.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 23, 2010 9:41 PM |

I was speaking points wise.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 24, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse


I was speaking points wise.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 24, 2010 12:37 AM |

scamp, beep always has an invalid point to make

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

The only baseball team I kinda halfway like is the Nats...and that's because I like their unis and LOVE their location. Otherwise, I got no use for MLB...

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 4:37 PM

Can I get the lady another White Zin? The gayest and most chick comment I've read in a long time..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 24, 2010 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Can I get the lady another White Zin? The gayest and most chick comment I've read in a long time..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 24, 2010 12:50 AM |

How about a Ruffie Colada?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 24, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Scamp- Brock was done as soon as he couldn't take Cain down. Brock then gased at the 1 min mark of the first RD. Game Over...

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 24, 2010 1:27 AM | Report abuse

zeke, I thought the Giants had in fact won the World Series numerous times, just that it had been a really long time since their last championship.

I thought it was the Rangers who had never won the World Series, or even played in the World Series. Did I have it mixed up?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 24, 2010 1:33 AM | Report abuse

Junior dos Santos v. Cain Velasquez next. That will be a battle.

Back to foosball..

Skins 27
Bears 13

Bears score only TD on a Hester PR to surpass BMitch's NFL record of 13 returns.

Bear's OL is the weak link and that proves to be the difference. We will see Todd Collins before the day is done.ference.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 24, 2010 1:42 AM | Report abuse

Last baseball post for me..

2010 Rangers payroll = $55.2M.

A-Rod + Jeter = $55.6M

This is why the Yankees are such a JOKE.

Baseball is a great but flawed sport and the franchise that is the flagship of the league is responsible for why most fans despise it. As an O's fan and a former baseball player the disparity in payroll is why I love to root against them.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 24, 2010 1:49 AM | Report abuse

Diesel, did you see my other boy from NM tonight? Diego Sanchez has slowed down some of late, but tonight he put a beating on Thiago.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 24, 2010 1:58 AM | Report abuse

Curz-

He doesn't want to be know as the nightmare anymore but after the first RD, that is what he was.

I always root for guys like him...it's all heart, hard work, and absolute aggression.

He's the Lo Alexander of the MMA.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 24, 2010 2:11 AM | Report abuse

Here we go Redskins, here we go!

Lets send the Bears into hibernation today!

Redskins 24
Bears 10

Posted by: 72Redskins | October 24, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Wake up RI, the coffee's ready and there's some Captain Morgan in the refrigerator.
Redskins 31
Bears 17

Let's have a nice relaxing day today.

Posted by: wireman65 | October 24, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Morning folks. Is it too early for a Sunday post? It's about time we have another 1 PM game. I hate being in knots waiting on Sunday. Here is how the Skins and Bears match up:

Bears defense is 8th in yards/game and 3rd in points/game while the Redskins offense ranks a modest 15th in points/game and 20th in yards/game.

On the flip-side, believe it or not, the Bears have an offense that's worse than the Redskins. They're 29th in yards/game, but only one place behind the Skins in points/game. In terms of points given up, the Skins defense isn't terrible sitting at 14th, but of course, yards/game is dead last.

To be fair, the Redskins have faced five of the top 16 teams in points/game (four in the top nine) and five of the top 13 teams in yards/game (four in the top five).

The key statistic will be turnovers. The Redskins and Bears have performed better than expected because of their +5 and +2 respectively in turnovers. Good field position as a result of turnovers is why these two teams are competitive despite obvious problems on offense.

Ultimately, this game goes to the Redskins because they always put themselves in a position to obtain turnovers (except for Carlos), and the Bears have an anemic offense. They will get these turnovers deep in Bears territory and capitalize on the short field. The game will remain unnecessarily close though since the Redskins prefer to kick FGs instead of score TDs, and the Bears defense will make sure of that.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 24, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

And what's really pathetic are that some people don't get that.

Not that they would ever understand.

We wish Ron Washington, George Bush, Nolan Ryan, Cliff Lee, Josh Hamilton and others well.

Until next year.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 23, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse


LOL MISTAMOE- The Yankee payroll is absurdly off the charts and they still dont consistently win as much they should with that talent. It makes me laugh each time the yankees fail...

Posted by: dalASSH8r | October 24, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

the Redskins prefer to kick FGs instead of score TDs, and the Bears defense will make sure of that.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | October 24, 2010 9:40 AM

That's an odd way to put it. But the numbers here are interesting. The Redskins have scored 12 FG's and 11 TD's. The Bears have scored 12 FG's and 11 TD's. A dead heat.

I agree that the game will be low scoring.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 24, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I predict Brandon Banks will steal the returner spotlight from Devin Hester today, finally taking a punt or kick to the house.

Posted by: 72Redskins | October 24, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse


talkin football, talkin redskins win

Redskins 13
Bears 9

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

just like any other injury.

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 23, 2010 7:01 PM

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Think a head injury is "just like any other injury?"

Perhaps you have yours up your arse.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 23, 2010 7:34 PM

Wow...you must work for Fox News. Must be fun just taking excerpts of what people say and bending it to what you WANT it to mean. If you read the entire sentence and not the segment you copied, you'd know I said it's like any other injury in that you play a guy when he doesn't show signs of being healthy enough to go without dramatic risk of re-injury. You scan it, assess, and move on. If you can't understand that, we're better of not having a discussion...

And Diesel...if not liking baseball is gay or ladylike, then I'm sorry to inform you that about 80% of black men in America are gay and ladylike. Of the top of my head, I don't think ANY of my black friends like baseball even a little bit. Baseball is a dying sport and once the old-school, die-hards are gone, I suspect that baseball will be just a step above hockey in the national conscience...far behind football and basketball. Just my opinion....

Posted by: brownwood26 | October 24, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse


oh, and the players are going to show the league (goodell) that clean hits hurt just as badly as illegal hits

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

From NFP this morning:

*Redskins coach Mike Shanahan told me he still is in regular contact with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who he will see today at Soldier Field. Perhaps he can pass along some reminders of how Shanahan used Cutler in Denver. Shanahan frequently had Cutler rolling out and sprinting out. In fact, nearly 12 percent of his throws with the Broncos came outside of the pocket. This year, only three percent of his throws have come outside the pocket. Cutler, like Ben Roethlisberger, is very effective on the move. His career passer rating outside the pocket is 114.1, compared to 81.3 inside the pocket.

Let's hope Baby Cuttles stays in the pocket and Rak, Hayney and the rest can say hi a few times.

Posted by: will_ga | October 24, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

LOL MISTAMOE- The Yankee payroll is absurdly off the charts and they still dont consistently win as much they should with that talent. It makes me laugh each time the yankees fail...

Posted by: dalASSH8r | October 24, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

They don't consistently win????what planet do you live on?

Do you laugh when Boston fail,because they spend just as much as the Yanks.

I think we could all agree that the eagles consistently won over the last 11 years(even without winning it all),and anyone of us will take that kind of succsess over the next 11 years no matter how much we spend on the players...

In fact i bet the O's fans would love for Angelos to spend like the Yanks for a change...


So don't hate appreciate

Posted by: jumbo5383 | October 24, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse


Wow...you must work for Fox News.

comparing fox to chia is like your comparing apples to oranges brown

again, baseball on a football board doesn't fit

just sayin'

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

The animated Shanahan Playbook thing the WaPo has going is pretty good. As I mostly just go to RI I've never noticed it before. As with the NFP post above, Shanny has QBs move to be effective and McNabb when he is accurate is better on the run than in the pocket.

Posted by: will_ga | October 24, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse


julius peppers has 9 tackles, 4 assist, and 2 sacks. that's right 2 sacks. the way folks speak of peppers you'd think he's having a better season than that

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Hmm, rain wind and thunderstorms in Chicago today. Wet balls plus hard hits should equal fumbles. Maybe Carlos juggling skills will help him actually catch a slippery ball easier than a dry one.

Posted by: will_ga | October 24, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Fox News?

No way brownwood!

Not me, or any of my sock puppets (tongue in cheek.)

Now listen up, my point about concussions, quite simply, was that hearing Chris Cooley describe the injury, it sounded like more than a light, garden variety concussive event.

Brain injury is hard to quantify, and potentially irreversible. I like Chris Cooley... as a person and as a football player... seems like a nice, genuine fella.

Now let's smack dem bears upside the head!

Hut, hut!!!

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 24, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse


chia = neurologist

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 24, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Yes, brain injury is very hard to quantify....especially when you someone devoid of any medical training who has not examined the concussed subject (You).

Brain injuries are somewhat easier to quantify however, when you are a trained physician who has actually observed, tested and retested the subject, comparing his post concussion state to his baseline healthy state.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 24, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

chia = neurologist

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 10:37 AM

Chia is not actually a brain surgeon, but one of his sock puppets slept in a Holiday Inn last night.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 24, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Calling a sport gay because you don't like it is quite gay unless the sport is nascar which is more stupid than gay anyways and isn't even a sport to begin with.

Reskins 74
Bears 0

The 1940 championship game will be avenged.

Posted by: mack1 | October 24, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse


Calling a sport gay because you don't like it is quite gay unless the sport is nascar which is more stupid than gay anyways and isn't even a sport to begin with.

Posted by: mack1 | October 24, 2010 10:42 AM |

SPORT   /spɔrt, spoʊrt/ [spawrt, spohrt]

–noun
1. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
2. a particular form of this, esp. in the out of doors.
3. diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime.

racing is mentioned in the definition of sport

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Waiting,

Talk to the families of the 40 deceased players who have donated the brain and spinal column tissue of their loved ones -- material that's being studied to see if repetitive head injuries lead to a degenerative disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Google "Tom McHale," local kid, chia family friend, and former NFL player, who after a tragic, untimely death, was found to have brain tissue resembling swiss cheese.

Repetitive concussive events, without adequate time to heal in between, are just dangerous beyond words.

Besides, it's not like this is a playoff game.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 24, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Yeah Nascar isn't really very gay. If you've ever seen the crowd at a race I doubt the first thought that comes to mind is fashionably dressed and comfortable picking a wine that goes well with brie or Camembert.

Posted by: will_ga | October 24, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Actually, Holiday Inns are out of my price range.

No way I should be paying $150 for one night. Heck, for $40 more you could stay at the Hilton, a legitimately nice hotel.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 24, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Hessone, he is having a better season than that. He's got 13 tackles.

The other stuff ur right on, but one thing that doesn't show up is that he getts double n triple teamed, chip blocked n he still have qb pressures n hurries.

Looked for the hurries n pressures n knockdowns.

Apparantly those aren't real stats just ones they show durin the game but I would say even tho it doesn't get written in the stats book he has an effect on the game with those plays.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 24, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Hey hess,
I think they're talking about running races and the like. But don't get me wrong, I don't think all forms of motor racing are non-sports or stupid. Motorcycle (racing off road and on), rally racing, etc. all take great athletic skill and are way more interesting and exciting to watch than NASCAR, which I find over hyped and very boring.

Posted by: mack1 | October 24, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Chia...

You are a beauty. I am well aware of the possibilities of traumatic brain injuries and repetitive concussion. And So is the NFL, hence the new rules. You are completely ignoring the new NFL protocols and the fact that even with the new rules Cooley has been cleared by all involved.

It's like you are saying, I know what I know, all facts be damned.

Why can't you understand this?

Oh, and BTW....You can't make your argument and then say it's OK to play him in a playoff game...It does not work that way. He's either OK to go or not.

He is obviously OK to go, and you are being a block head about this...

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 24, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Waiting,

It's all good man, until you can't remember a conversation you had with someone last week, experience severe headaches, sensitivity to light, vertigo, depression...

Never said it's "okay" for a player who suffered a concussion the week before to play in a playoff game, as opposed to a regular season game leading into a bye week.

But if a player is indeed going to risk permanent brain damage, he might want to save it for a big game, if any at all.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 24, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I don't go to church unless it's necessary to please certain family members.

I recognize that a good bottle of wine is best though I drink a lot more beer.

It is beyond dispute that French food in France is much much better than any BS you get in restaurants around here.

NASCAR is just plain stupid.

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 24, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

OK Chia...

You win. Based on your logic and reasoning, I now realize that you are living with a permanent concussion and are therefore far more knowledgeable on this topic than I could ever hope to be.

I bow to your slow witted 3/4 time firing synapses!

HTTR

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 24, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Actually, Holiday Inns are out of my price range.

No way I should be paying $150 for one night. Heck, for $40 more you could stay at the Hilton, a legitimately nice hotel.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 24, 2010 10:56 AM

Seriously?

2 hours before kick off and we're debating if NASCAR is gay and where Chia sleeps - on a posting that is over 24 hours old?

What happened to this blog?

What happened to this blog?

Posted by: edvar | October 24, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse


all take great athletic skill and are way more interesting and exciting to watch than NASCAR, which I find over hyped and very boring.

Posted by: mack1 | October 24, 2010 11:05 AM |

I agree about nascar mack. cars going around in circles is very boring and the guys that call the races suck

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse


Hessone, he is having a better season than that. He's got 13 tackles.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | October 24, 2010 11:03 AM |

9 tackles + 4 assist = 13 tacles

I agree on the double and triple teams brandon. rumor has it the redskins have such a player. haven't seen him much though

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

2 hours before kick off and we're debating if NASCAR is gay and where Chia sleeps - on a posting that is over 24 hours old?

Posted by: edvar | October 24, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

That reminds me I got to head out soon for some Doritos, salsa, and a six-er. Do we have a consensus Doritos favorite? Cool Ranch? Spicy habanero? Salsa? I'm a Pace-hot man myself. Beer?

Posted by: Pepper5 | October 24, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

What happened to this blog?


The postings are just tad lame the week after a redskin loss.

Things will improve as the day goes.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 24, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse


It's all good man, until you can't remember a conversation you had with someone last week

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 24, 2010 11:14 AM |

that's me after years of smoking good weed.

chia, please move on, we got your point last night

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse


Beer?


Posted by: Pepper5 | October 24, 2010 11:27 AM |

yea, no lite beer, something good

oh and beep peeps

Posted by: hessone | October 24, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I predict Brandon Banks will steal the returner spotlight from Devin Hester today, finally taking a punt or kick to the house.

Takin' it 'to the house' is a great thing.

But I'd like to see 2-3 long returns as they shorten fields and gives the offense 'lift' when it comes on the field.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 24, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Think a head injury is "just like any other injury?

A woman I know severely damaged her neck while giving brain.

Does that count as a neck injury?

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 24, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Wow looks like DT is really gonna shine in CAR today.. On the inactive list.. Hahahaha.. Panthers even see he's a joke.

Posted by: SteveOman | October 24, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Wow looks like DT is really gonna shine in CAR today.. On the inactive list.. Hahahaha.. Panthers even see he's a joke.

Posted by: SteveOman | October 24, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

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