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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Tailgate Zone: Should the Redskins draft Jake Locker?

By Washington Post editors

He has a lot of physical gifts, but regressed his senior year. Sound off in the Redskins Tailgate Zone.

By Washington Post editors  | January 26, 2011; 10:51 AM ET
 
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I'd take him if he drops to the 2nd round but if he does, we could probably get Ponder even lower.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 26, 2011 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 01/26/2011
Tailgate Zone: Should the Redskins draft Jake Locker?

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Absolutely, lets get another Ryan Leaf... Then we can continue being the most inept NFL franchise of the last 19 years... finally beating out our nearest competitors...Oakland and the Detroit.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | January 26, 2011 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 01/26/2011
Tailgate Zone: Should the Redskins draft Jake Locker?

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Absolutely, lets get another Ryan Leaf... Then we can continue being the most inept NFL franchise of the last 19 years... finally beating out our nearest competitors...Oakland and the Detroit.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | January 26, 2011 11:18 AM | Report abuse

"Should the Redskins draft Jake Locker?"

No.

Next question.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 26, 2011 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I'd take him if he drops to the 2nd round but if he does, we could probably get Ponder even lower.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 26, 2011 11:06 AM

+1 or Dalton in a later round

Posted by: skinswest | January 26, 2011 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I'd take him if he drops to the 2nd round but if he does, we could probably get Ponder even lower.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 26, 2011 11:06 AM

+1 or Dalton in a later round

Posted by: skinswest | January 26, 2011 11:24 AM | Report abuse

no...
Cam all the way

Posted by: COskins | January 26, 2011 11:27 AM | Report abuse

We've already got a big-armed athletic QB with accuracy problems in Mcnabb..No to Locker..

Posted by: frak | January 26, 2011 11:28 AM | Report abuse

I'd take him if he drops to the 2nd round but if he does, we could probably get Ponder even lower.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 26, 2011 11:06 AM

+1 or Dalton in a later round

Posted by: skinswest | January 26, 2011 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Or Devlin Or Kaepernick

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 26, 2011 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Or Devlin Or Kaepernick

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 26, 2011 11:29 AM | Report abuse

I have a feeling Kapernick is going to jump over a lot of those dudes and go in round 1.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 26, 2011 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Then we try to trade down in the first rd or we trade up in the 2nd. Either way, if Kaepernick is the guy you want then you go get him.

Draft O and Dline and get Kaepernick!

SAVE THE MOOSES!!!!

Posted by: monk811 | January 26, 2011 11:42 AM | Report abuse

PA

Do a google image search for Jerrel Powe and tell me that ain't an NFL NT. The guy is 6'2'' and has tree trunks for legs.

Powe is on the wish list.

And I don't think he's a 3rd rounder--dude is more like a 2nd rounder to us given our needs and his potenial value in our scheme.

A qb (Locker) in 1 and NT in 2 would satisfy me.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 26, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

I have a feeling Kapernick is going to jump over a lot of those dudes and go in round 1.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 26, 2011 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, there's so much stuff between now and draft it's hard to tell where these guys are going to end up. I remember this time last year everyone had us taking Clausen at #4 overall and Tebow was going in the 5th round if he was drafted at all.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 26, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Ponder is a better fit.

Posted by: DikShuttle | January 26, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

We've already got a big-armed athletic QB with accuracy problems in Mcnabb..No to Locker..

Posted by: frak | January 26, 2011 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, but don't 2 wrongs make a right????

Posted by: monk811 | January 26, 2011 11:49 AM | Report abuse

But for now, stellar D and acurrate passers are ruling the NFL.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 26, 2011 10:57 AM | Report abuse
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This is precisely what worries me about our apparent interest in Jake Locker. A 54% completion percentage doesn't excite me very much. I hope they don't grab him in the 1st rd. A couple of these other guys people have been talking about this morning might be better choices lower in the draft than Locker. Stay away.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | January 26, 2011 11:49 AM | Report abuse

"Should the Redskins draft Jake Locker?"

No.

Next question.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 26, 2011 11:20 AM

Because he's the wrong guy, the wrong guy at #10, or you just think it's the wrong time to be drafting a QB?

Posted by: MColeman51 | January 26, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, but don't 2 wrongs make a right????

Posted by: monk811 | January 26, 2011 11:49 AM | Report abuse

But 3 lefts do.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 26, 2011 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, but don't 2 wrongs make a right????

Posted by: monk811 | January 26, 2011 11:49 AM | Report abuse

But 3 lefts do.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 26, 2011 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I know this is good blog fodder, but HOW THE HELL WOULD I KNOW TO DRAFT LOCKER???

All I know is we need a lot of stuff and a QB is one...I'm tired of other people's garbage QB's.

...I have a feeling that no matter who we draft, people will criticize it.

Posted by: rickyroge | January 26, 2011 11:54 AM | Report abuse

..I have a feeling that no matter who we draft, people will criticize it.

Posted by: rickyroge | January 26, 2011 11:54 AM

Well that's a given

Posted by: skinswest | January 26, 2011 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Titus Young turning heads at Senior Bowl
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 26, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

Each year, a handful of players help boost their draft stock with an exceptional week at the Senior Bowl.

While it’s early in the process, Boise State wide receiver Titus Young looks like one of those players this season.

The reviews for Young’s performance in Mobile have been glowing. Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune calls Young the “unanamious” best receiver in Mobile. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock compared Young to DeSean Jackson for his speed, playmaking ability, and some of the maturity questions that hurt Jackson’s stock two years.

Young was listed No. 4 in Mayock’s initial top-five rankings at wide receiver. He’s someone that could help in the return game and at receiver as a rookie.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 26, 2011 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I've had the pleasure of meeting Jake over the last couple of years at charity events in Seattle. He's a great kid with an extremely diligent work ethic. Setting aside the question of whether or not the Redskins should draft him, I can emphatically state that he is most definitely not Ryan Leaf. Jake will never get into trouble, has zero character issues, is extremely loyal to his teammates and coaches, and will make any organization that drafts him proud.

Just wanted to set that out there because labeling him with the "Ryan Leaf" tag is grossly unfair.

Posted by: PDiddy | January 26, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Ricky

Good call. You can't make everyone happy, especially considering our lack of pics....

I hope somethin changes in the offseason n we still with mcnabb

Id be cool with rebuilding this yr n next year trade up for luck.

Ride out the mcnabb deal, our picks are gone already, wait next year for a day one starter

We don't have the stars to allow a young guy to develop. With our top picks we need starters, sadly were hoping from starters from all our pics which is very unlikely

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 26, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Kaepernick smooth as silk again on the NFL Channels Senior Practice..Took snaps clean under center, threw well on short, touch passes and showed excellent ability to avoid the rush and run like the springbok..

Posted by: frak | January 26, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse

A PDiddy sighting!

Haven't seen you around here in awhile. Welcome back!

Posted by: Alan4 | January 26, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Really, keep what we have and lets go after some guys for the front line. We all know that we have a snowball chance in hell to make it far in the playoffs so either go with McNabb or Grossman and in the draft go after a front line that we can put a young QB behind for the future.

Posted by: washington4us | January 26, 2011 12:19 PM | Report abuse

PA,
Ive been down with Powe. I like my ladies Blonde. And my D lineman from the SEC.

"At 6-2, 313, Powe possesses the short, squatty frame NFL scouts are looking for in a run-plugging defensive tackle. Boasting long arms and great upper-body strength, he's so tough to move that many teams feel he'll be able to compete immediately at defensive tackle or play the nose in the 3-4 alignment."
-decent quote sums him up.

We dont have a three yet but I def feel like some moves will be made to get us some more mid round picks. This draft is a bunch of lunch pail kids. The more early-mid rounders 2-4 round picks you have the better this class is gonna look down the road.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 26, 2011 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Stu27 | January 26, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Cutler suffered a grade 2 MCL tear which is a 1-2 week recovery. Doug Williams had his knee torched but came back 2 plays later and put up 35 pts in the 2nd QTR of a SB. Rivers played in the 2008 AFC champ game with an ACL tear.

Cutler is a quitter.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 26, 2011 12:22 AM | Report abuse

This makes me sick.

How long has it been since you last played organized ball? I'm sure your retort will be something along the lines of "I played hurt every week and once scored 4 TDs for Polk high in a wheelchair against the '85 Bears" right? It doesn't mean anyone believes you.

I hate hearing this from fans. Scamp, you'll get no arguements from me that Cutler is a doosh, but calling him a quitter and not tough is rediculous.

Re: Rivers played with a torn acl, Bad Ass, yes. Stupid, also yes. But keep in mind that it was his not his plant foot and that makes a huge difference. Rivers could still step into throws.

Re: Doug Williams. He didn't have his knee "torched". He took a bad step on a drop back and hyperextended his knee. He sat out 2 plays and came back in, which is what most QBs would do. I still have the game on tape and will gladly send it to you for review.

I have to side with Urlacher on this. It's easy for people to sit on their couches and talk about how much of a pansy some dude is for not playing hurt, meanwhile they call in sick to work because of a bad hair day.

Posted by: Original_etrod | January 26, 2011 7:08 AM

Nice little rant. C+ for comedy.

Maybe this will make you sick...

Jay Cutler: Jay Cutler Dines Out and Uses Stairs After Loss to Packers

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/584705-herschel-walker-caroline-wozniacki-jay-cutler-and-tuesdays-late-sports-news/entry/44284-jay-cutler-jay-cutler-dines-out-and-uses-stairs-after-loss-to-packers

He's a quitter.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 26, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Information please, the name and qualifications (if any) of the red headed quarterback from TCU? Thank You

Posted by: Keyskonnection | January 26, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Casey Mathews..........Great genes,,,,, inside LB for years. future Pro bowler. This family IS NFL Football at it's finest.

Posted by: boysheadcoach | January 26, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

DRAFT FRONT LINEMEN.CANT SAY IT ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: washington4us | January 26, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Unless Locker can overcome what no other QB not named Roethlisburger can - pressure up the middle - then no.

You field the exact same team this past year with a real NT and C and I bet we reverse the win/lost columns.

My top two priorities are NT and C, and if you want a project later in the draft to replace Grossman, fine.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 26, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Stern NO......

If the last name doesn't end in Gabbert or Newton, I don't want him....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 26, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse

I will never understand the Jake Locker love. Dude has a terrible carrer completion pct. He averages like 4-5 wins starting 4 YEARS. Cant win games cant trow the ball accuratly, he only threw 17 tds this year, that is GARBAGE. This is a classic, dude fits the mold of a franchise QB perfectyly except for being a quality QB. Shi Danny Obrien prob had more then 17 TDs this year.

Oh and anyone that has seen Boise St play the past few years knows how awesome Titus is. The dude gets down field fast, alawys wide open, has been a consistent player for a WINNING program. Those are the kinda players I want. Dude that impresed me from the Senior practice yesterday was Greg Salas Hawaii rec. Again i cant emphasize this enough. I know we are gun shy about drafting WRs but this is the draft to take one.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 26, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Greg Koch (frmr Packer) said Cutler's "tampon fell out on national TV"

Armstrong was right! Kneegate in Chicago! lmao.

I have no idea how hurt he was. But I'm surprised he isn't on crutches or something. And why hasn't the organization stated who's call it was that he sit? Or did they & I missed it?

Didn't they have to carry Terrell Davis out on a stretcher? And he came back to set records in the second half of the StuporBowel.

I'd love to hear Thiesman's take on this. hehehe.

Posted by: DikShuttle | January 26, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Keyskonnection | January 26, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

his name is Andy Dalton 6/2 220. Pocket passer with some decent wheels and a nose for the end zone when running. HIs passing stats only blow Lockers away. Dude has put up over 2000 yards passing 4 years straight. Pro stlye run heavy O.Im high on the kid he was a major part of a TCU program that has one as much as anyone in the country the past few years. These are the kind of players we need to be trageting.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 26, 2011 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Couple of things..

bean- You want VJax with 2 DUIs but say NO to Holmes? What could go wrong with signing a 29 YR old player to a huge contract with serious red flags?

bw26- After scouting the pro bowl I've come up with a prediction. NFC 48 AFC 45. DHall gets a pick 6 but gives up 2 TDs and over a hundy to whoever he's covering.

YES to Locker @ #10. I wouldn't trade up for him though. Accuracy is the biggest knock on Locker and he sits at 53% for his career. Yet he could have gone #1 ahead of Bradford last YR and word has it that Shanahan would have taken him at #4 last YR saving us from the McNabb trade. He’s going to be a much better pro than a collegiate player. For his 1st 2 YRs he had Ty freaking Willingham as his head coach. This clown wrecked his development and wanted to turn him into a safety. He has every tool imaginable and will improve his accuracy with solid coaching. He'll be the pick if there.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 26, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

This family IS NFL Football at it's finest.

Posted by: boysheadcoach | January 26, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

I thought we were the finest!!!

Signed,
Bum and Wade Phillips

Posted by: monk811 | January 26, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Redskins Show Interest in Michigan Guard, Stephen Schilling - Draft Scout Profile
by Kevin Ewoldt
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Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, center, follows the block of teammate Stephen Schilling on his way to scoring the game-winning touchdown in the final minute against Notre Dame in an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.

The Guard position is arguably the Redskins biggest need since they legitimately need TWO starters there. Several reports from the Senior Bowl, including this one, stated "Michigan Guard Stephen Schilling getting a lot of interest" from the Redskins. So who is he?

Height: 6'4", Weight: 302 lbs.
Projected Round: 3
Position: 2-year starter at RT, 2009-2010: 2-year starter at LG
Awards: Outland Trophy (watch list), All Big-Ten Honorable mention
40: Ranges between a 5.02 and 5.26.

His first day at Senior Bowl practices was a tough one:

Stephen Schilling drew a tough matchup against Cameron Jordan, but Jordan made the Michigan guard look like a helpless child in their one-on-one battle.

It should be noted that Cameron Jordan is KILLING it. He had an even better second day. Scouts now say Jordan will go between 9-17. I digress. Doug Farrar had this to say on Schilling yesterday:

The guy definitely plays with a nasty streak and shows the technique you'd expect from a school with so much great offensive-line history...A projected third-rounder at this time, Schilling could benefit greatly from the pre-draft process, especially as he shows zone teams his ability to hit the second level decidedly and in a hurry.

The obvious problem with this equation is the Redskins do not have a 3rd round pick. Bruce, go to work!!!

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 26, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Senior Bowl Prospect: Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
by RVAparks

Several sources have confirmed that the Redskins met with Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick yesterday "for an inordinate amount of time," and have had their eyes on him all week. Kaepernick is a 6’4, 220 lbs QB that lead the Wolfpack to a 13-1 season, a share of the WAC title, and a win over Boston College in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Pros
Kaepernick is a coach’s dream, he is very active in the community, has a team first mindset, and is an extremely tough competitor. On the field, his biggest asset is his speed, he can escape the pocket when needed and has rushed for over 1,000 yards three consecutive years at Nevada. He has a NFL arm and can make just about any throw. Kaepernick is also very good at taking care of the football.

Cons
A lot of people point to Kaepernick playing out of the "Pistol" formation (shot gun exclusive) at Nevada, but by all accounts he has looked good under center at the Senior Bowl this week. The other big knock on Kaepernick is his throwing motion, it’s a very long over the top to three quarters release, and he’s known to use different arm angles at times.

Senior Bowl Practice Reviews:

Nevada's Colin Kaepernick had fewer glaring misses than the other QBs today. He showed adequate arm strength and really good touch on throws that required touch. He just throws a nice catchable ball. But the biggest thing watching him live is he's trying (unsuccessfully) to hide the fact he has a long delivery. It's as if he has a hitch in his throwing motion. It takes too long and it's something that defenders can really pick up on. It's tough to just break a habit and that's something he's going to have to really fight. We knew he had it, but seeing it live it's a little more concerning. (via ESPN Insider)

Projected Pick: I’d put Kaepernick most likely in the 3rd Round. His draft stock has been on the rise each day in Mobile and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him sneak into the 2nd Round.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 26, 2011 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 26, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

If we want zone Olineman. This guy would be a good fit. Rich Rod loves the athletic olineman, Capers was his guy.

Posted by: Stu27 | January 26, 2011 12:50 PM | Report abuse

He has every tool imaginable and will improve his accuracy with solid coaching. He'll be the pick if there.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 26, 2011 12:37 PM |

In fact I've read that at Tuesday practice, Locker made significant improvement in his mechanics improving the consistency in his passes. If Locker is coachable, and a hard worker, he's a top 10 prospect.

Posted by: TWISI | January 26, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Projected Pick: I’d put Kaepernick most likely in the 3rd Round. His draft stock has been on the rise each day in Mobile and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him sneak into the 2nd Round.


Posted by: Diesel44

Ahh, Sonny had a wierd sidearm motion..But , would love to see this guy a Skin,stay put at 10, target a wanted player, trade back a little and get Pouncey or DL/OL, then take Kaepernick with the 2nd..

Posted by: frak | January 26, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Here's some video on Kaepernick.

Pretty interesting in that there's some good 'clutch' performance. A lot of hitting wide open receivers, though.

Seems interesting. Kinda same style as Cam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq1gL_Q-vO0

Posted by: DikShuttle | January 26, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 26, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Jay Cutler: Jay Cutler Dines Out and Uses Stairs After Loss to Packers

He's a quitter.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 26, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse
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If you watched that game, there is no excuse for this perspective. He was sailing passes JuCo QBs should complete in their sleep! He also wasn't limping and could ride a bike when they pulled him, so whats the point about stairs? And even with a loss, he can't celebrate getting to the NFC Championship game? C'mon. You are better than this.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 26, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Redskins show interest in every player.
by Cut-n-paste Inc.

Reports are coming out of Mobile that the Redskins are interested in every person there. Our early projections have them picked somewhere between the 1st and 7th rounds of the draft. More to come.......

Posted by: monk811 | January 26, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely, lets get another Ryan Leaf... Then we can continue being the most inept NFL franchise of the last 19 years... finally beating out our nearest competitors...Oakland and the Detroit.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | January 26, 2011 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Do you know anything about quarterbacks? Or do you only pretend to online. Ryan Leaf actually did have a good rookie year, but it was his immaturity and unwillingness to develop and improve that ruined his career. Leaf also had off the field issues in college that where ignored by scouts. Even to this day, he has not matured and is still getting into trouble for it. This is not an issue that Jake Locker has, matter fact he is praised for his willingness to learn and improve and adapt. All his Washington coaches say it, and even at the Senior bowl the bengals coach says it as well. He is by and far not a Ryan Leaf.

Posted by: culprit59 | January 26, 2011 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely, lets get another Ryan Leaf... Then we can continue being the most inept NFL franchise of the last 19 years... finally beating out our nearest competitors...Oakland and the Detroit.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | January 26, 2011 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Do you know anything about quarterbacks? Or do you only pretend to online. Ryan Leaf actually did have a good rookie year, but it was his immaturity and unwillingness to develop and improve that ruined his career. Leaf also had off the field issues in college that where ignored by scouts. Even to this day, he has not matured and is still getting into trouble for it. This is not an issue that Jake Locker has, matter fact he is praised for his willingness to learn and improve and adapt. All his Washington coaches say it, and even at the Senior bowl the bengals coach says it as well. He is by and far not a Ryan Leaf.

Posted by: culprit59 | January 26, 2011 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Matt- did he hurt his knee getting off the bus? He was sailing passes all game and was the reason they lost. He tapped out. No Mas. He quit.

Monk- just trying to give something for the non "nerds" to read.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 26, 2011 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely, lets get another Ryan Leaf... Then we can continue being the most inept NFL franchise of the last 19 years... finally beating out our nearest competitors...Oakland and the Detroit.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | January 26, 2011 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Do you know anything about quarterbacks? Or do you only pretend to online. Ryan Leaf actually did have a good rookie year, but it was his immaturity and unwillingness to develop and improve that ruined his career. Leaf also had off the field issues in college that where ignored by scouts. Even to this day, he has not matured and is still getting into trouble for it. This is not an issue that Jake Locker has, matter fact he is praised for his willingness to learn and improve and adapt. All his Washington coaches say it, and even at the Senior bowl the bengals coach says it as well. He is by and far not a Ryan Leaf.

Posted by: culprit59 | January 26, 2011 1:13 PM | Report abuse

It's ok Diesel, I wasn't busting on you, I'm just getting in my daily schtick quota!
And it's just funny how any little thing is news. Like "Redskins are talking to QB so they must really like him"! Maybe he left his car lights on in the parking lot, or maybe his fly was down!

Dive ass reporters!

SAVE THE EMUS!

Posted by: monk811 | January 26, 2011 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Locker is still too inaccurate, even in these practice sessions..

Posted by: frak | January 26, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

A note on the WRs. there is plenty of talent that will be available ... including our best guy. Most of that group will be pricey and most won't want Rex Grossman as their QB.

The guy that might be a major bargain is Jacoby Jones. He pretty much laid an egg in 2010. The expectations were really high, the results really weak. After all, he played opposite Andre Johnson, so he wasn't getting a lot of double teams. But he couldn't beat out Kevin Walter.

Not sure what happened -- but if it was related to lil Shanny leaving -- maybe we have a unique upside with him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 26, 2011 1:37 PM | Report abuse

we're drafting a QB aren't we? o fukk im going to sheet myself

im a defensive guy, i'd say go w/ D-Line at 10, as that looks to be where most of the depth is

and to watch the Skins defense play so putrid this year, it really was upsetting

but at some point we're going to have to get that guy at qb, i just dont know if i'd want to be drafting them at 10

locker? newton? lord help me if we get one of those guys at 10, it's tough for me to evaluate a qb when i dont watch too many of their games, though both might be good, like jason campbell, but i think we're looking for more of a aaron rodgers good

i watch the Buckeyes and Terps..... Pryor will be really good, he's developing very well, despite his poor off the field decision making

Posted by: retroskins14 | January 26, 2011 1:37 PM | Report abuse

This family IS NFL Football at it's finest.

Posted by: boysheadcoach | January 26, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

I thought we were the finest!!!

Signed,
Bum and Wade Phillips

Posted by: monk811 | January 26, 2011 12:41 PM

What about us,What about us,What about us.

Signed,
Peyton,Eli,Archie

Posted by: abxinc | January 26, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

monk811

Redskins show interest in every player.
by Cut-n-paste Inc.

so damn funny

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 26, 2011 1:49 PM | Report abuse

He's a quitter.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 26, 2011 12:20 PM

I dislike the guy as much as you do and hope he's never a Skin, but that article is a little silly and the site is kind of goofy. (I did enjoy the article "Let Timmy Smoke...the 10 Biggest Potheads in Baseball") Climbing a flight of stairs and planting and throwing well enough to be effective in an NFL game are so different as to be a useless comparison. He was hurt enough to be useless to the Bears going forward. It's his dooshy way of carrying himself that pushed everybody over the top Sunday. If he climbed steps, it doesn't prove much either way.

Posted by: MColeman51 | January 26, 2011 1:51 PM | Report abuse

The people who don't want to take a quarterback at #10 are both right and wrong.

They are right as the team would benefit in the long term from adding another stud line to either front line.

They are wrong to somehow suggest that a quarterback of any caliber would satisfy for the long term.

The NFL at the present is a quarterback-driven league with pass-friendly rules, meaning whomever is under center should not be some Jake Delhomme-Jon Kitna type being led along by a powerful defense.

It would nice to acquire a young, charismatic star in the mode of Ryan, Bradford, or Rivers this go round.

But you can't decide if that guy is the one you want until you pick him and get him into camp: such is the nature of drafting for the position.

A team like ours with a developing offensive line would benefit from an athletic young quarterback who can move, slide, reset, and make throws upfield.

This means Locker or Newton or ? should be on our radar, but because of past failures, folks fear moving forward--and with good reason.

And whereas we can't really say who's the best at that, we all must admit that at some point the franchise needs a permanent fixture under center.

So, we are wrong to suggest that this year is not the year to find that player at pick 10.

But we must find him, and will be happy and right if he proves to be the guy we've been waiting for all along.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 26, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Nope. With Luck out we must focus on the lines. Our 1st round position is perfect for a center. Draft oline in 1 and dline in 2. Go balls out for Luck next year but this year we need to get another major piece for the oline. If by the end of next year we can have 3/5 of a long term oline we can look at QBs.

Posted by: PindarPushkin | January 26, 2011 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Nope. With Luck out we must focus on the lines. Our 1st round position is perfect for a center. Draft oline in 1 and dline in 2. Go balls out for Luck next year but this year we need to get another major piece for the oline. If by the end of next year we can have 3/5 of a long term oline we can look at QBs.

Posted by: PindarPushkin | January 26, 2011 2:10 PM |

Your right lets do something thats never been done in the draft before go Center in the top 10. That would be the biggest waist of a pick you could make.

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 26, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

The skins should trade out of the 10th pick for more draft choices or package the 10th pick with Cooley for a lower 1st and an additional 2nd rounder. They need to rebuild. 1 player is NOT going to make a difference on this team!

Posted by: skinfannomore | January 26, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

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