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Taylor to Be Out 10 Days to 2 Weeks

Jim Zorn has confirmed that an MRI Sunday showed that Jason Taylor suffered only a sprained knee Saturday night in Charlotte.

Jason Reid reports that Taylor, whose knee was hit in a pileup in the second quarter of the Redskins' 47-3 loss, will be out 10 days to two weeks and, Zorn said, the team will proceed cautiously with him. That means that whether he is ready for the opener isn't certain. Zorn would prefer, obviously, to have him for the last 15 games rather than the opener.

That timetable would, though, put Taylor's streak starting 130 regular-season games in jeopary. The injury initially looked serious, with Taylor writhing on the ground and screaming. He limped off the field, however, and was treated briefly on the sideline. Then he was taken to the locker room, where X-rays were negative.

Nothing has change with Jon Jansen, who sprained his foot. He could be out a couple of days, jansen said.

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2008; 12:55 PM ET
 
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Let's hope its only 10 days.... get well soon JT. HEAL

HAIL!

Posted by: Go Skins Go | August 24, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

thank god

Posted by: theredskin | August 24, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

WHEW!

Posted by: MIA in Miami | August 24, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the good news JLC...HAIL

Posted by: NotoriousLMG | August 24, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

We are lucky as hell!!!

Posted by: Romos a homo | August 24, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Dodged a, I was going to say "bullet" but that's a poor word during these times.

Dodged a major problem.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

New Head Coach (w/ ZERO play calling experience), New offense, New QB (since the playoff run). Injury bug through out the preseason, Gibb was right after all! Preseason conditioning does matter. J. Campbell has NOT proved to be a NFL QB. Remember Skins fans, T. Collins in Al Saunders offense got this team to the playoffs!!!! Not J. Campbell and his inablility to finish games (Dallas, TB, both INT's late in the game).
Jason Campbell is NOT ready to lead!

Posted by: 555Skins | August 24, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Jansen should take his sprained foot and retire.

Posted by: Ron Burgandy | August 24, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Great news! Dude must have rubber legs because from what I saw, his leg should be broken. Limbs aren't supposed to be bent that way.

Last season it was JC's knee, this year Taylor's leg. We have been VERY fortunate with ugly hits/falls turning into relatively minor injuries.

Posted by: Rob M | August 24, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

That is good news.

Posted by: jm220 | August 24, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Which Jason is more indestructible: Taylor or Campbell? I guess you'd have to go with Campbell because he took two big hits, either one of which looked as if it might send him to the OR, to the knee last year with minimal consequences.

Posted by: Cindy | August 24, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Rob M and I are thinking along the same lines...

Posted by: Cindy | August 24, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Some people do argue blindly no matter what the situation is. I am not here to defend Jason Campbell but let's give credit where it's due. Did you evaluate the front 5 whose duty was to protect the QB? That is my and your answer. I was listening to commentary yesterday and I was so surprise to even hear Joe Theisman who had been in that situation before blaming the QB whereas the front 5 were never able to protect the QB. What else do you want him to do. See how much time the Panthers QB had to throw the ball.

Posted by: Peepe | August 24, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

phew,

I bet he plays in the opener!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 24, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

There's a reason why some players manage to stay healthy for most of their careers, and it's not luck. JT is strong, durable, flexible, even for a professional athlete. Most NFL guy's knees are blown to hell on that play. Finding durability in this league today is as important of a skill as finding talent for GMs. Let's hope that JC's durabililty is a sign of a long and healthy career.

Posted by: Monkalicious | August 24, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs knew how to use games like this as motivation. Let's see what Zorn's got.

Posted by: Alan | August 24, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

The only people here to blame are Cerrato and Snyder.
1) hiring Zorn as head coach ? This guy is not head coach material. He stutters and stumbles his way thru every press conference, he doesn't sound confident and he's not assertive. He may be a good coordinator, but head coach he is not.
2) Personnel decisions: top draftees not making any impact, no offensive line depth. No real depth on defensive line either. Safety play horrible except for Moore.

Snyder and Cerrato are morons.

Posted by: JR | August 24, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Peepe,

Campbell needs to get rid of the ball. You can always count on Joey T to give you honesty. He doesn't shy away from faulting the QB when it's due. Campbell looked as azz backwards as everyone else. He was clearly holding the ball too long, had rubber legs whenever he tried to scramble (often too late), and his throws (for the first time this preseason) were off and mostly too high.

Clearly they have their work to do. Don't kid yourselves by thinking there success in the HOF game and the first preseason game means playoffs. They looked horrible against GB, and GAWD awful last night.

Right now this team is nothing more than a huge question mark.

Posted by: Monkalicious | August 24, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Get Well My Friend So You May Sack QB`s And Dance Again Very Soon.. Hail Burgundy And Gold!

Posted by: Sack Dancer | August 24, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

wish we could have traded jason campbell for brett farve, mayube we woujld have had a chance this season...

Posted by: outraged | August 24, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Kareem Moore deserves to start in the opener opposite Landry. Doughty is a much less expensive Archuleta. He can blitz ok but can't cover anybody.

I can understand why the defense struggled so much. They were literally on the field the entire 1st quarter. Then Taylor goes down. Deflating and it just snowballed from there.

They should let Taylor sit that first week since we are going on Thursday. Much rather see him completely healthy the last 15 games and go with a rotation of Evans and James than risk him by rushing back.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Great news on Taylor of course. I am shocked by last night's performance. However, I am not losing sight of the fact that this O-line is better than they have performed over the last couple of days. Campbell needs to step up. I hope Zorn get's him in a groove by running plays that Campbell is really confident in. The D-line has been sturdy aganist the run until last night. Palermo needs to light the fire under them. Doughty had a tough night. He missed tackles that lead to big play TD's. He took bad angles that lead to big TD's. Finally he not much of a cover guy. I think the longer he plays, the more teams will target him in their passing game.

Posted by: MJ | August 24, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

"Clearly they have their work to do. Don't kid yourselves by thinking there success in the HOF game and the first preseason game means playoffs. They looked horrible against GB, and GAWD awful last night.

Right now this team is nothing more than a huge question mark.

Posted by: Monkalicious | August 24, 2008 1:38 PM"

When in HECK did we play Green Bay?????

Posted by: Lisa | August 24, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

"...The injury initially looked serious, with Taylor writhing on the ground and screaming..."

What a little girl! All that for a MILD sprain. Miami must be producig a bunch of P's. Son, we are the NFC East--a rock em, sock em, manly division. Toughen up!

Posted by: Here We Go | August 24, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Anybody know the odds of Jansen making it through the season without getting seriously hurt? I'm guessing 20 to 1

Posted by: David | August 24, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Probably will be better off if Jansen gets hurt.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

"1) hiring Zorn as head coach ? This guy is not head coach material. He stutters and stumbles his way thru every press conference, he doesn't sound confident and he's not assertive. He may be a good coordinator, but head coach he is not."

I take it you have first hand experience on the practice field?? He stutters and stumbles through....A PRESS CONFERENCE???? How do you know he's not out in guys faces out on the practice field or in meetings?? Bill Belichick doesn't do anything but breathe in a press conference. I guess that makes him a terrible coach too. Zorn has yet to coach a meaningful NFL game and already he's a bust????

I'm no fan of Snyder and Cerrato, but THANK GOD you're not running the team. Spurrier would probably still be the coach(he went undefeated through his first preseason) and Joe Gibbs 1.0 would've been fired after his 0-4 preseason that led to a Super Bowl.

Posted by: Rob M | August 24, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

The amount of pain is not necessarily equal to the amount of damage ...

Posted by: Gonzo, MD | August 24, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

When in HECK did we play Green Bay?????

Posted by: Lisa | August 24, 2008 1:52 PM

Lisa,

He's referring to the Favre-led Green Bay Jets who we beat last week, 13-10.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 24, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it very difficult to give help (keep a tightend on the line) to a tackle in the West Coast offense?

That is, these guys are pretty much exposed and need to handle things one-on-one.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Reading the frustration of our blog fans....

I feel it too, folks.

I agree w/ some we do need to recognize JC never really brought us from behind ...

Yes, TC elevated that offense quite a bit.
Thus it is too simplistic for us to blame Joe Gibbs for the offense. It sure looked much better down the stretch w/ TC at the helm; it simply is not debatable.

However, I am not going to say as some that Zorn cannot coach. That remains to be seen, and I am going to give Zorn a chance just as Joe Jackson Gibbs was given his first head coach job w/ the Skins.

hang in there everybody.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 24, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

This is what pre-season if for: figuring out where your weaknesses are. However too many are showing.
Campbell needs to understand that a QB who is not mobile nor quick on the release will not succeed in today's NFL. Ask Patrick Ramsey--who nontheless I think they should have hung on to.

Posted by: JB | August 24, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

3-13!!!

I hope I am wrong!

Posted by: Steve | August 24, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

hey, i'm a six foot slow white guy that can't run or tackle or really have any idea what im doing out there. I think i should try out for safety.

Posted by: sign me up | August 24, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

IT'S ONLY PRESEASON!!! You all just chill and STFU. Calling for heads to roll on preseason is plain stupidity. If you are a true Die-hard Skins fan, you've got to take the good with the bad. Every 1st year coach 1st season is all full of question marks, remember Joe Gibbs starting 0-7? Everyone was calling for his head, but a great coach will learn from his mistakes and achieve great success. I'm not saying that Zorn will be great but time will tell. Give JC a break, this is his 4th or 5th different offensive system. Time will tell if he fits in the system. So just chill and enjoy the season. Hail to the Redskins, Hail Victory!!

Posted by: Big Kahuna | August 24, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Wonder if they'll want to keep an extra DE on the roster? Might affect whether we can hold on to Mason now.

Posted by: Rich | August 24, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Monkalicious,
Getting rid of the ball is easy but throwing the ball to nobody is also a topic to be discussed if he ever does that in a game. So there is no win-win sitaution for that poor QB. The West Coast offense is based on timing and throwing into open space to allow receivers to continue to chunk more yards after the catch. He hangs on because the play has not developed to create the open space. The O-Line was beaten, not only that, pushed into their own QB. This is terrible. If you want to criticize, be bold and call a spade a spade. The O-Line needs work. I believe you were praising the QB when his passes were right on the spot in the 1st game against Colts. Because he has the time for the game to develop.

Posted by: Peepe | August 24, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,
Yeah, meant the Jets, sorry. We may have won 13-10, but Favre manhandled the secondary, and the starting offense didn't look much better.

Posted by: Monkalicious | August 24, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Good thing JT didn't go on IR. Could have been worse. Seeing how Carolina played with such energy and force, Zorn should have exercised caution and pull out his irreplaceable starters. Personally I don't like the way Carolina played because it's only preseason. It looked like they were playing with revenge and arrogance. Perhaps they were playing out of a bet that they could dominate the Redskins. The score proved it among other actions. Obviously it's very personal.

Posted by: RedCherokee | August 24, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

There is no time to look in different directions and double pump on a three step drop. Yes, the line was horrible, and maybe the receivers didn't run perfect routes to be counted on, and yes they are learning a new offense. The whole system was down last night, but Campbell was no innocent bystander.

Posted by: Monkalicious | August 24, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

The ability of the New York Giants to defend their Super Bowl title took a major hit on Saturday night.

According to Adam Schefter of NFL Network, Umenyiora suffered a torn MCL, and will miss the entire season.

Umenyiora suffered the injury in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Jets. It’s not the first time a key member of the team’s defense was lost for the year in the annual showdown with the team that shares a stadium with the Giants. Several years ago, cornerback Jason Sehorn tore an ACL while returning a kickoff against the Jets. He was never the same after that.

The loss of Umenyiora will prompt immediate speculation that Michael Strahan might be lured out of retirment. It was widely believed that, if the Giants had paid Strahan enough money, he would have returned for another year. Now that Umenyiora is gone, the Giants might be inclined to break the bank to bring back Strahan.

Without Umenyiora or Strahan, look for the Giants to move Mathias Kiwanuka or Justin Tuck (or both) to defensive end on a full-time basis.

Posted by: PFT | August 24, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

New team, new scheme, new position on the line, plantar fascitis, open the season with a sprained knee, 32 years old, already angling for a post-career TV life...something tells me that he's not exactly hungry to prove himself here. I don't know, folks. It really feels like we're in for a mediocre season from Jason Taylor.

Posted by: p1funk | August 24, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

How come when the team is winning it's only the preseason but when we have an off night it's everything? The purpose of the preseason is to practice in a competitive environment. Thank God we'll have the opportunity to learn from this before the season not during.

Posted by: opiesstuntboy | August 24, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

How come when the team is winning it's only the preseason but when we have an off night it's everything? The purpose of the preseason is to practice in a competitive environment. Thank God we'll have the opportunity to learn from this before the season not during.

Posted by: opiesstuntboy | August 24, 2008 2:45 PM


The only disagreement I have is that alot of fans still deem the preseason as meaningful, even when we are winning. How many times have I heard Colt Brennan should be the starting QB based on 4th quarters of meaningless football games?

Posted by: Rob M | August 24, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

that injury looked awful, i can't believe it's a sprain. whatever it is...give him the rest he needs and don't rush him out there. james and carter can play end just as well.

Posted by: Elm | August 24, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Preseason football is one of the most misleading things in all of sports. If you've ever gambled on week 1 you know this all too well.

Last night may do great things for this team. A much needed wake up call, the honeymoon is over, time to get to work. This is a marathon, not a sprint, and we haven't even gotten started.

Let's remember our O-line was playing with a heavy heart last night as our Head Hog just lost his daughter. Buges should be right up there with Gibbs in my book for his contributions to this organization and our positive thoughts/prayers go out to him.

Hail Buges and his family!

Posted by: hailrskins | August 24, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Positives: Fred Davis looks like he'll be ready to contribute right away. Billy McMullen looks like our 4th Receiver.

Negatives: JC's timing and vision - but give him a chance, he still just started w/ Zorn's offense and throwing mechanics' changes.

We're thin - painfully. Thin at linebacker, thin on the line ... a lot of how our season goes will depend on how our injury report looks.

Posted by: Mike C. | August 24, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm a washed up buster. Sorry that I suck, guys.

Posted by: Jon Jansen | August 24, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

In a sick and twisted way, I think what happened last night may have been a good thing (Not including the injury to J. Taylor)

I think the kool-Aid may have been flowing a little too freely. I think the O Line was definitely humbled at best (embarrassed at worst) and they will be eager to show that last night was nothing more than a bad night.

GO SKINS

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | August 24, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

That's ok Jansen, I'd much rather be a washed up buster who had a good career than a good for nothing criminal.

Posted by: Pac Man Jones | August 24, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

You're right, Pac Man. I don't feel so bad anymore. Thanks.

Posted by: Jon Jansen | August 24, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Anytime, off to go make it rain......

Posted by: Pac Man Jones | August 24, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

When I stub my toe at home I roll around on the ground screaming in agony.

Posted by: Jason Taylor | August 24, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

JLC speaks...

Dude, I am so with u on all of this
Thomas didn't want to play with the big boys
It was pathetic
Snyder and cerrato might end up eating a big crap sandwich on those two forced draft picks (best players on the board? What a load of baloney.
I love the second day picks but if yoi blow your top three picks on guys who can't play and all do the same thing, well. Your setting your franchise back again
Thanks for the email
Cheers

My email to JLC:

The lone bright spots are the play of Kareem Moore and Ryan Boschetti. Moore made some rookie mistakes but he showed flashes of having a game. Boschetti (bubble boy) makes the most of what he has, plays hard and never gave up. He is finally getting some recognition. Erasmus James showed a little. Khary Campbell was everywhere and proved he is a valuable contributor. I don't know who was playing poorly at DT but the Carolina backs had not problem getting to the second level so our DT's gave us very little. Maybe Boschetti should be getting more reps earlier. Is it just me or does it seem that as a kick returner, Devin Thomas seems looking for a place to take a dive. Worst of all, he drops his head and that is asking for serious injury. I think both Kelly and Thomas should be on IR all season. Go with Mix and McMullen. And finally, I dont understand Injury Settlements.. what prevents a team from paying players a settlement to hang around town in case of need. I would bring Rian Wallace back to the practice squad. LB depth is looking very necessary, with Jason Taylor out for a two weeks at least.

Posted by: Iseyij | August 24, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Guys and Girls, I'd like to poll you and ask how many believe JT will be back NLT 2 weeks?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I believe JT plays week one.......!!!

And just like tinkerbell, the more we believe....the faster he will return!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 24, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

As a Giants fan, I have always hated the 'Skins, but I have to relay this to you to raise your hopes.

Osi Umeniyora is going to need surgery on knee ligaments, and is almost certainly out for the season. This, in combination with the retirement of Michael Strahan, makes this Giants season the shortest viable championship defense in Super Bowl history.

The point spread for the September 4 game just shifted to the Redskins.

Posted by: Positively Half St. | August 24, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Hey Anonymous? NLT?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 24, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

no less than?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

NLT=Not Later Than

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly was supposed to be out two weeks, just before the HOF game, four pre-season games later we have yet to see his sorry A$$ even catch a ball.

Danny wants to sell lots of hot dogs and beer at the home opener. He spent a lot of money on this new toy, so he does not want the carrot off the stick for the fans before he cashes in on Jersey/tickets, etc.

Posted by: DTC | August 24, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

When I stub my toe at home I roll around on the ground screaming in agony.

Posted by: Jason Taylor | August 24, 2008 3:12 PM
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Burst out laughing when read this!
Got to tell you guys, I was listening to Larry, Sonny, Sam last night, and boy did it sound like it was all over for JT later when they said a sprain I was surprised.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 24, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Danny wants to sell lots of hot dogs and beer at the home opener. He spent a lot of money on this new toy, so he does not want the carrot off the stick for the fans before he cashes in on Jersey/tickets, etc.

Posted by: DTC | August 24, 2008 3:38 PM
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THAT, I believe. BTW, in protest, I will not sign my posts again.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if JT was more scared of serious injury than in pain but who knows. I also wonder though if maybe that sprain was more painful than people think. I would think you would have to be pretty tough to be a starting DE for years.

Posted by: Hanni Montani | August 24, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

NLT?
Thanks.

Big Kahuna,
Joe Gibbs actually did not start 0-7.
He started 0-5, the Skins then won 5-8,
then won their last three to finish 8-8.

But your point is well taken, no problem.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 24, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

The loss of Umenyiora will prompt immediate speculation that Michael Strahan might be lured out of retirment. It was widely believed that, if the Giants had paid Strahan enough money, he would have returned for another year. Now that Umenyiora is gone, the Giants might be inclined to break the bank to bring back Strahan.

Without Umenyiora or Strahan, look for the Giants to move Mathias Kiwanuka or Justin Tuck (or both) to defensive end on a full-time basis.

Posted by: PFT | August 24, 2008 2:38 PM

Even with last night's sprain, the JT trade just keeps getting better and better. Too bad for Osi, I'd much rather this happened to a #*%^ like Shockey. And of course, while I'm sorry our Philip Daniels had to go down for JT to come here, if he hadn't, right now the NY Post would be covering another big trade to a NY team today.

Posted by: Hombre Secreto | August 24, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Anyone remember that commercial where the football player on a training table gets his broken or dislocated hand/fingers set without flinching and the couch potato guy on a training table next to him watches and then passes out?

Posted by: Hanni Montani | August 24, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

For you medical enthusiasts, Umenyiora has a torn lateral meniscus.

Posted by: Cindy | August 24, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

What a little girl! All that for a MILD sprain. Miami must be producig a bunch of P's. Son, we are the NFC East--a rock em, sock em, manly division. Toughen up!

Posted by: Here We Go | August 24, 2008 2:01 PM

This clown must not have seen the play. If Theismann's leg injury is a 10, that play was at least a 6. So I'm trying to understand what's not "manly" for you: the 130 straight games he's played (which is outstanding for a guy who makes a living in the trenches) or the fact that a potential season ending injury will only result in him missing only a game or two.

Now if you want someone to "man up", try your boy Osi. That clown's going to miss the season because of a juke gone wrong, not a multi-player pileup.

Idiot...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 24, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't that commercial only last year?

Posted by: Cindy | August 24, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Don't believe Strahan is coming back (if he did, I would bet he would get hurt b/c he's out of shape). Makes you wonder about whether a guy like Boschetti(sp?) could slip past on the waiver wire.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

It probably was last year. There's a lot of truth to it for many armchair QBs. "You wouldn't make it in pro football"

Posted by: Hanni Montani | August 24, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I recall that humorous commercial.
I assume you are saying it is the antithesis of JT? Is that where you were going w/ that?

Secondly, Torn Lateral Meniscus?
You are not out the entire w/ that are you?

Earlier someone posted saying Schefter was reporting a torn MCL, and out for the year.

Which one is the incorrect report?
Help me?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 24, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I am a professional! I know how to take a whuppin! I have been doing it all my life and I am still here, that is why I am a professional! Who cares about being a great quarterback when I can continually use the excuse of learning my 7th or 8th system in as many years for my lack of brilliance. So what if I never showed any flash of talent or led my team from a deficit like Colt Brennen. As long as they still believe that I am a number 1 draft choice just because Coach Gibbs picked me at the end of round 1, I will forever milk my millions into the bank thanks to Danny "I wish I was Wuerffel" Snyder. And since I have a new "Quarterback" head coach hired just to please my every whim, I should be able to milk another long term contract out of these "Suckers". After all, if they cannot tell by year 4 that I am not that good, then they will never get rid of me. JC out!

Posted by: Jason Campbell | August 24, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Makes you wonder about whether a guy like Boschetti(sp?) could slip past on the waiver wire.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 4:04 PM

Not unless he morphs from a slow DT to a lean pass rusher overnight.

Keep in mind peeps, the Giants have our old friend Renaldo Wynn. Regardless of the media overreaction, they are still very good and very deep on the d-line. I'd be surprised if they got desperate and tried to get Strahan back.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 24, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Repost...

I was waiting and hoping that a loss like this owuld come so we could see the real side of the so called "FANS" on this board. Most of you all are fair weather fans.

This team is not going to win the SuperBowl this year anyway and even if they do, they will not go 16 - 0.

Give it a break they are not as bad as they looked las night are wer not as good as most "FANS" thought leading up to the game.

Yeah they stunk up the joint last night, but I'm still onboard as a loyal fans
HTTR!


New post...

You people are some thing else. I don't know why I read this crap...it is funny to see how up and down ( I think I read bi-polar fans somewhere) the fans can be.

Couple of things...

Depth in the NFL or the Skinz lack of depth a certain positions will always be a thing team have to deal with. You have 32 teams and not that many capable football players. This kinda of reinforces the statement "...any given Sunday...

Secondly...

I can't say it enough...you "FANS" are so wishy washy. Even those who say they are long time fans. The team is not as good "FANS" think they are aftger a win and they are not as bad as they seem after last nights debacle.

Posted by: Skip in VA | August 24, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Your momma.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 4:10 PM

Actually, my mom IS an idiot. She'd be the first to tell you. Give me your email address and I'll be glad to fill you in with the specifics.

It's just funny to me that some Armchair QB could actually sit there and say that a professional football player who has played in over 100 games without serious injury is somehow soft because he came about 2 degrees from snapping his knee ligaments like a Slim Jim. If you were in on that play, you'd probably have that leg amputated.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 24, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Come on JT!!!!

Just get up and rub some dirt on it!!! You will be better in no time Twinkle Toes!!

Posted by: GLFLVER2 | August 24, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I recall that humorous commercial.
I assume you are saying it is the antithesis of JT? Is that where you were going w/ that?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 24, 2008 4:09 PM
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Yes to antithesis (I had to look it up. My thanks to online dictionaries)

Posted by: Hanni Montani | August 24, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Actually, my mom IS an idiot.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 24, 2008 4:16 PM

The apple does not fall far from the tree.

Posted by: Sir Isaac Newton | August 24, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Wait... I should clarify. I didn't mean that the football player in the commercial was the opposite of JT. I meant it's sad when an armchair QB picks on a football player in pain when said armchair QB wouldn't last through one training camp practice. You probably knew what I meant though.

Posted by: Hanni Montani | August 24, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse


Yes it is good News Taylor isn't out for he year. But EXCUSE me?

Let's stop acting like it all went bad when Taylor went out. He did NOTHING except get worked before his injury.

I guess he's decided he will be the RIGHT end, where he played most the night and was well contained one on one by the OLT Gross.

Both he and Carter did their patented WIDE RUSH most plays, which left the entire inside to be defended by the tackles and MLB.

That didnt' work with the defensive tackles the redskins have. They aint' the Minnesota Williams.

A healthy LANDRY wouldn't have made ALL the difference tonight, but having him and Marcus Washingotn out hurt and will most games.

Looks like the PANTHERS didn't have much trouble solving the simplified defense Blache has promised now that double G has been run out of town. I sincerely hope Williams greatly complex defense wasn't the gum that was patching that leaky boat together by confusing offenses. LET'S hope D was kept simple tonight because of all the injuries.

Kudos to the GENIUSES who think the entire blame belongs on DOUGHTY and BOSCHETTI and know things will get ALL BETTER when Taylor returns.

The LAUGH to KEEP FROM CRYING moment came when Fincher made a nice tackle, then limped of holding his Hamstring. OF COURSE!

Posted by: Corkczar | August 24, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

"Let's stop acting like it all went bad when Taylor went out. He did NOTHING except get worked before his injury."

That's funny, I saw a defense that pressured the QB up until Taylor got hurt....2 sacks before the injury, how many after??

And a healthy Landry makes ALL the difference? In 45 points??? Are you on crack??

Posted by: Rob M | August 24, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Hanni Montani | August 24, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

This is getting very old. Maybe we should sign another aging verteran on the O and D Lines. Most teams get rid of their trash, our front office gives them raises.

9-7 last year felt like a 13-3 record b/c we've been so used to overpaid, under performing, unstable leadership, and injury riddled teams since mid 90's.

HIRE A GM!

Posted by: Michael | August 24, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Hey Skip in VA,

did a friend of yours from long ago telephone you on your birthday last month?

If so, I am he.
Ray, you may recall is my middle name.

Is that you Skip?
Or is it a pseudonym?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 24, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

beep beep. three roster cuts.

Posted by: Cindy | August 24, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

News: The Redskins announced that they have released safety Vernon Fox, defensive tackle Babatunde Oshinowo and defensive end Dorian Smith.

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 24, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh Thank GOD!!!!!!!!

but the G men didn't have the same luck!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3551499

Posted by: Leevi | August 24, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

OTHER ISSUES:

The oline disgraced themselves. Yeah, Buges wasn't there to coach them up. So, errors of OMISSSION are understandable.

But they didn't try. They quit on him. And they got their a$$es whupped like spoiled petulant children.

The DRAFT:

Nice work, Vinny. Three second round choices and NONE of them starters.

The third rounder (RINEHART) is a good backup, but not a starter--yet.

The fourth rounder (TRYON) might be cut if he wasnt a 4th rounder.

NO fifth rounder.

Finally, VINNY's wheelhouse--the SIXTH ROUND. Got a redundant punter and a clipboard holder QB who has kept fans from lighting torches and storming Redskin Park

SEVENTH ROUND: Now we're talkling. All three could/should make the team or practice squad. (JACKSON/MOORE/HORTON)

If LANDRY is healthy, that means TEN DRAFT PICKS = ZERO STARTERS on a team that looks slotted for LAST PLACE in the NFC EAST.

How's that forehand?


Posted by: Corkczar | August 24, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else looking forward to Thursday, and the chance to wash away this bad taste?

Now I feel pretty sheepish about having laughed at Cleveland's "performance" the other night.

Posted by: freakzilla | August 24, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Hey everybody,
this horrific season-ending injury to JT that now turns out to be only a one game miss, maybe two...

Anyway, it just occurred to me it reminds me of the Paul Pierce injury.
He was down in game 1 vs. LA, he was out, it was so serious he had to be carried off the court. All the Celtics, the fans, everyone watching on TV was thinking "he had to be carried off? He is done for the series"

Turns out Pierce was writing in pain, "unable to walk at all" but of course came back, played in each game, was the leading scorer and series MVP.

What happened to the days to when a guy had to be carried off, carted off, he really was done? If a guy could, he walked off.

Glad JT is not hurt seriously, don't misunderstand...

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 24, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

6-10 tops....this offense takes time to master, and we have no weapons to deliver the goods. Campbell is green, the WRs are midgets, and many of our O linemen have grandchildren.

Posted by: Brian | August 24, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Paul Pierce faked that injury. He was hopping all over the place and moving faster than before. At least Taylor walked off and actually has to miss time. Don't see the comparison.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Ironic...maybe the JT #55 Dancing Stars routines developed the flexibility to withstand that crusher of a pileup....

Posted by: bobeaston | August 24, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I have to agree with comments about coaches in press conferences. How coaches answer questions in press conferences have nothing to do with on-field success.

I don't remember Gibbs 1.0 ever participating in any post-game news conferences. They are the creation of the new newsmedia, where constant 24-7 coverage of news items and non-news items are on the idiot box constantly.

Maybe fair weather fans ought to pay more attention to how coaches make adjustments on the field of play than they do in news conferences.

Posted by: 2greekdc | August 24, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

I am a professional! I know how to take a whuppin! I have been doing it all my life and I am still here, that is why I am a professional! Who cares about being a great quarterback when I can continually use the excuse of learning my 7th or 8th system in as many years for my lack of brilliance. So what if I never showed any flash of talent or led my team from a deficit like Colt Brennen. As long as they still believe that I am a number 1 draft choice just because Coach Gibbs picked me at the end of round 1, I will forever milk my millions into the bank thanks to Danny "I wish I was Wuerffel" Snyder. And since I have a new "Quarterback" head coach hired just to please my every whim, I should be able to milk another long term contract out of these "Suckers". After all, if they cannot tell by year 4 that I am not that good, then they will never get rid of me. JC out!

Wonderfully written. I wonder if the real Jason Campbell would agree.

Posted by: 2greekdc | August 24, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Big Kahuna,
Joe Gibbs actually did not start 0-7.
He started 0-5, the Skins then won 5-8,
then won their last three to finish 8-8

To Ray - your math is off a few...guess you didn't finish high school.

If the Skins went 0-5 under Gibbs, then went 5-8, they would have finished 5-13 (18 games, not 16 - and not 8-8).

Now if they finished 8-3, they might have finished 8-8. As I recall, they did finish 8-8 in Gibbs' first season.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 24, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

555 Skins, Chris Cillizza's blog is over in Politics. You can take your "ready to lead" nonsense over there.

Posted by: Matt | August 24, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Go Panthers!

Posted by: rya525 | August 24, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Thank God...
All you numbnuts hailing saturday's PRESEASON Game as a sign of evil portents....you are idiots.

ITS PRESEASON. It means nothing.

Other highlights of this weekend's preseason games:

CARDINALS WON
BILLS BEAT COLTS
PATRIOTS GOT SLAUGHTERED.
FALCONS BEAT TITANS
PACKERS BEAT DENVER
JETS BEAT GIANTS
LIONS BEAT THE BROWNS
SAN FRANCISCO BEAT THE BEARS

Yeah...that's REAL realistic and representative of the REGULAR SEASON.

Yeesh. lol

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | August 25, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

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