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Taylor Looks Unlikely to Practice (Updated)

Jason La Canfora texts this in from the open locker room:

It does not look at all likely that Jason Taylor will practice today. The Redskins are obviously taking every precaution with the injury and, with the team performing well in his absence, there is no reason to rush his return.

Taylor is likely to talk to reporters tomorrow but, if he doesn't practice this afternoon and tomorrow, he would be fairly certain to miss the Rams game.

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Defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin is likely to miss much practice time this week with his shoulder injury, and may not be able to play. Anthony Montgomery, who has been rotated with Griffin in games, said he expects to get more reps with the starters.

"I'll probably get a lot more reps in Griff's spot in practice," Montgomery said. "Hopefully, he'll be back for the game, and he's a big part of our defense. We have a good rotattion going and I hope he can go,."

The Rams are likely to run Steve Jackson at the Skins on Sunday, so defensive-line play will be vital.

By Cindy Boren  |  October 8, 2008; 12:11 PM ET
 
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I'm glad to hear that Taylor is being prevented from returning too soon. Also, against a Rams team whose strength going forward is clearly its running game, I like the idea of having Demetric Evans in at end.

Posted by: AppleScience | October 8, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

1st and 10

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 8, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Hi...uh...This is cej75024 with your Redskins Unrestricted Report...uh...today...uh...focusing in on Jason ...uh Jason Reid and um...the Redskins Unrestricted...reports.

You know...uh...I applaud ...um the...effort, however, ...uh...maybe a little ...ummm...production value....uh...would be...um...uh...effective. You know...we are not...um...you know...asking for...you know...Oscar...Emmy award, rather, ...winning stuff...just a ...you know effort.

Posted by: cej75024 | October 8, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: cej75024 | October 8, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

From Post Game Heroes, makes what the Redskins did on Sunday that much more impressive:

Coming into this game, the Eagles were by far the best run defense in the NFL, allowing only 53.8 rushing yards a game and 2.6 yards a carry, as well as only 12 first downs on the ground and no runs of 20 or more yards. This was all, of course, before they were introduced to Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts.


The team had held Steven Jackson, Marion Barber, Willie Parker, and star rookie Matt Forté all under 100 yards, making teams give up on the run to the point where none of those backs had gotten 20 or more carries against the Eagles. None of that counted for a thing against the Redskins. 54 yards a game? The Redskins got 203. 2.6 yards a carry? Try 4.6. 12 rushing first downs all year? Portis & Co. got 10 in one game. Oh, and as for not giving up any runs over 20 yards… Portis had two. No surprise that the Eagles have fallen from first in the league to 8th against the run.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 8, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Congrats CP!
From a prior thread:
I say we sign Randall Cunningham as our punter:
Check out these stats
1986 PHI Punt: 2/54
1988 PHI Punt: 3/167
1989 PHI Punt: 6/319
1994 PHI Punt: 1/80
1997 MIN Punt: 8/274

44.7 career avg. And he could hold kicks and serve as the 4th qb in a pinch (or 5th behind ARE). Danny boy can talk anyone into coming out of retirement. Imagine our punter being a triple threat!

And and far as getting too cocky, I don't think any of us are getting that way. Sooooo........who do we take with the 32nd pick of the first round in next year's draft?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 8, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

We don't need him until Pittsburgh. Keep Springs, Marcus, and Kelly out too if need be. We need to be healthy for the stretch.

Posted by: Rypien11 | October 8, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

cej--brilliant! LMAO!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 8, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Not sure TE. I'm not down on Vinny at the moment. His best pick of the offseason was Zorn (so far). Horton was a great pickup. Who else is contributing? My guess is including penalties the first 3 picks of the draft stats are somewhere about minus 30 yards and minus 2 td's. As Spurrier once said, "Not good, not good"

Tryon looked awful in the preseason but seems to have held his own when playing (That is to say I haven't heard or seen him get burnt)

It's early though and hopefully it's the quality of the starters that have kept them on the bench.

Posted by: Gweez | October 8, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse


Oh yeah and Durant Brookes is 33rd (out of 32 teams)

Posted by: Gweez | October 8, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Did Tryon actually get in the game on Sunday?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 8, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Hi...uh...This is cej75024 with your Redskins Unrestricted Report...uh...today...uh...focusing in on Jason ...uh Jason Reid and um...the Redskins Unrestricted...reports.

You know...uh...I applaud ...um the...effort, however, ...uh...maybe a little ...ummm...production value....uh...would be...um...uh...effective. You know...we are not...um...you know...asking for...you know...Oscar...Emmy award, rather, ...winning stuff...just a ...you know effort.

Posted by: cej75024 | October 8, 2008 12:17 PM |


There's a reason these guys are print journalists. They really should stick to it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 8, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Good question dl. I think I saw him in one game. I know he's been activated for one or two.

Greg good pull on info.

Posted by: Gweez | October 8, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

We don't need him until Pittsburgh. Keep Springs, Marcus, and Kelly out too if need be. We need to be healthy for the stretch.

Posted by: Rypien11 | October 8, 2008 12:21 PM

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Ryp, I agree with you 100% Let them all rest and come back 100% healthy in a week or two. I know for sure we could win at least the next 2 out of 3 without them (cautious view).

Posted by: Skins1 | October 8, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Hit refresh....gave you a Griffin update on this post.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 8, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

seriously, Randall Cunningham?

Posted by: marleyb313 | October 8, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Cindy,

Was Jason Reid wearing a Yankee's jersey for the Redskins update?

Posted by: isnadd | October 8, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Gweez,

I can't get behind your draft negativity. What is it you expect of a draft? Keeping all ten on the roster doesn't mean anything to you? They're not contributing? A bunch of them are contributing, including on special teams. That's what rookies do while they're learning.

I thought a draft was about developing players and building depth. Keeping ten out of ten tells me you're doing well. The fact that they aren't starting tells me that the group of starters you have is getting the job done. Remember that Horton, when starting, is replacing Doughty who everyone thought might be the weakest link.

But do you think Rinehart should be starting ahead of Kendall or Rabach or Thomas? And if not, does that mean he was a bad pick?

Do you think that Davis should be starting ahead of Cooley? Or that Kelly or Thomas should be starting ahead of ARE or Moss?

Both Kelly and Thomas have missed a lot of time to injuries. Does that mean that we should have known, last May, that they would be out? And that Vinny didn't do a good job because he couldn't see that they would be injured?

Brooks? You have problems with Brooks? He's inconsistent. And so was the guy he replaced. He's not a clear upgrade, but how many rookie punters are clear winners? And, who can we get who offers more upside?

And "his best pick was Jim Zorn"? Dude, if that was his only good pick then it would still have been a pretty good year for him.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 8, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

We should sign Michael Vick when he gets outta jail and make him our kick and punt return specialist

Posted by: marleyb313 | October 8, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

++++... we shut down Barber, Westbrook and Bush, Jackson does not scare me one good game does not mean he is back.

Torry Holt is nothing compared to who we have already shut down.

Relax Stu the team will not be over confident.

Posted by: Flounder21++++

Fist I think the 'skins win. They are too good.

But there is a way for the Rams to win.

First turnovers. No team goes the whole season without a turnover. THAT worries me.

Second. The skins didn't so much stop Barber as Dallas did by not handing him the rock much, and Jones not at all. Bizarre.

Westbrook ran well until he broke his ribs early and was ineffective. NO's oline isn't all that and McAllister didn't play--no power game.

What's worrisome about Jackson isn't those guys but the back he most resembles that the Redskins have faced. You may recall a 270 pound tailback the Giants have?

So, the Rams can win on a couple of key turnovers to score early and then playing keep away with a ground control game, setting up play action to Holt.

The skins counter by scoring early, playing mistake free football and realizing they havent' won anything yet.

Oh. Also they must Stay Frosty.

Again, I'm NOT predictign this, but it's how they could win.

The other scary thing is how mayy people saw the dolphins wacking NE and San Diego?

Much of the game is matchups. And a few bad ones can screw you.

Posted by: TheCork | October 8, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

check out Post Game for play by play breakdowns of the Redskins game, both offensively, and defensively. The guy who does it grades every play, usually they update the site by Thursdays.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 8, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I don't like Griffin being out, but it's a great opportunity for Monty to step up... weren't we all high on this kid last year, only to see him slip back a bit as Golston emerged this past offseason?

This is a golden opportunity, Monty; make the most of it.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 8, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Griffin being out scares me a lot more than Taylor, his time in the middle is key to this defense, could be a problem with Jackson coming in, feeling healthy, ticked off at how bad their team is.

Montgomery will need to bring his lunchbox if Griffin is out.

Posted by: craig2 | October 8, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 8, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I think you are misinterpreting my post as really negative. All I was saying was lets not canonize the dude just yet. What would you rate this draft right now? An A+? So far it's Horton, who else has impressed you? Rhinehart isn't active most games. Tryon was abysmal in preseason. Top 3 with penalties probably are in negative yardage. (I'm not kidding)

So don't get me wrong I'm not blasting the guy but I'd ask you exactly what is so great about this draft?

As for keeping 10 of 10 well when you stand trial and are your own Judge and Jury it's pretty easy to get acquited.

Posted by: Gweez | October 8, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Cork,

Westbrook did not magically break his ribs the Skins had something to do with that.

We have shut down Barber everytime we have played Dallas with him being the featured back.

Rams got no chance in this game, the Redskins are focused and have a great locker room, they will come out to put a hurting on the Rams.

We were not the same team in the Giants game, I guarantee Jacobs will not run like that when we see them in November.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 8, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Cork,

Dallas stopped giving Barber the ball BECAUSE the Skins were stuffing him and making Jason Garrett get impatient. They can't say it, but if Wade Phillips had been truthful when asked why they went away from the run he would have said "Because the Redskins were whipping us up front and we COULDN'T run."

Tired of people assuming Dallso just forgot to run and that westbrook's ineffectiveness had nothing to do with London and Rocky pounding him into submission.

Posted by: LiberalMike | October 8, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Cindy Boren,

Don't ever stop doing the "beep beep", I love it. :)

Posted by: marleyb313 | October 8, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

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