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TE Davis poised for bigger role

Fred Davis is only 24 years old, a number near the age of some incoming rookies and one that still leaves the Washington Redskins tight end with considerable shelf life in the NFL. But Davis is entering his third NFL season, so he knows youth and inexperience can no longer be used as excuses for the 2008 second-round pick.

"You can consider yourself a young guy, because third year, you're still a young guy," Davis said. "But I think the third year is the year where you kind of see where you're going to be at in the future. Because it's like, now you got two years in. Where are you going to be at now? And I think that's the question you got to ask yourself in the third year: What kind of player are you going to be?"

Davis showed glimpses of the player he could become last season, when he was the most productive of the Redskins' trio of pass catchers from the 2008 second round. With Chris Cooley sidelined, Davis outperformed wide receivers Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas and finished with 48 catches for 509 yards and six touchdowns.

The biggest issue for Davis is not production -- he proved what he can do while inserted in the starting lineup -- but how he can coexist with Cooley, who is now healthy and has been one of the NFC's top tight ends during his career. Davis's value might not be seen in statistics, but instead in how he performs in the offensive packages that allow him to play.

"It's just about making plays when you get the opportunity," Davis said. "It might be a little more harder, because you don't get as many chances, but as long as you're making plays, I think you're excelling. Because first of all, you're playing the role that they give you, and if you go over that role and exceed more, it makes you look a little more great."

The two major changes during the offseason -- the arrival of Coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Donovan McNabb -- encouraged Davis. Both Shanahan and McNabb have experienced success utilizing tight ends, from Shanahan's work with Shannon Sharpe to McNabb's dependency on Chad Lewis, L.J. Smith and Brent Celek.

"All [McNabb's] tight ends are either one of the top tight ends in the league or making the Pro Bowl," Davis said. "I think being in this system with him is really good."

Similar to other Redskins players, Davis emphasizes that the new regime allows for a "brand new start." He said he carries over his experience from 2009, but thinks the new atmosphere that has created optimism around Redskins Park is what he -- and the team -- needed. When identifying what is different for him in 2010, Davis passed over what his work during the offseason and emphasized an attitude resulting from the team's improvements.

"I think I wanted it bad before, but now knowing we have no limitations to be where we can be in the future as far as making the playoffs and playing more games after the regular season," Davis said, "just thinking about that makes you a little more enthusiastic and ready."

By Zach Berman  |  May 29, 2010; 4:04 PM ET
 
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"The biggest issue for Davis is not production -- he proved what he can do while inserted in the starting lineup -- but how he can coexist with Cooley, who is now healthy and has been one of the NFC's top tight ends during his career."

It's called a two TE set. Apparently unheard of by the last administration but would allow them to "coexist".

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 29, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

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Actually gasface, you get the F. The "experts" say that you are exactly the opposite of right, that it indeed would push the oil much quicker into the areas that we do not want it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 2:13 PM |

Don't think that any "expert" has weighed in on what would happen if a Katrina-sized hurricane would strike the gulf now with the giant oil spill there. The point being that just about anything can be neutralized with sufficient dispersal. Oh, and you get an 'F' for the day also for not recognizing that my post was made tongue-in-cheek. You took it literal. Any hurricane strong enough to disperse all the oil that has been spilled would surely put New Orleans down for good.

Posted by: GasFace | May 29, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

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He's been awesome. The guy's awesome. The guy's unbelievable," defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said Wednesday at Redskins Park. "He's a better athlete than I would have ever guessed. If you'd told me last year he played three technique, I would have never guessed it. If you said he played linebacker, I would have said he played linebacker. He's 275 pounds."

The last time I heard his weight was in the 290's. I guess while AH was porking that exotic dancer Lo was doing Jenny Craig.

Posted by: GasFace | May 29, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

It's called a two TE set. Apparently unheard of by the last administration but would allow them to "coexist".

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 29, 2010 4:32 PM

interestingly, the Houston Texas seem to have favored two TE sets last year. maybe Kyle has some plans in that respect. Gibbs 1.0 also used this type of thing.

uncertain how often it will be used, but makes sense given the personnel. might help with O-line blocking, too... although not sure the latter plays to the strengths of Davis or Cooley.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

might help with O-line blocking, too... although not sure the latter plays to the strengths of Davis or Cooley.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 4:50 PM |

Prexactly. They are replicants. Look for one of them to go in a trade if the right deal comes along.

Posted by: SnakerJake | May 29, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

yes, I too am hopeful there will be plenty of two TE sets ... Cooley and Davis. Especially w/ our lack of WR depth and possibly Moss being out the first four games....

HTTR

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | May 29, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

The last time I heard his weight was in the 290's. I guess while AH was porking that exotic dancer Lo was doing Jenny Craig.
Posted by: GasFace
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ROFL

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | May 29, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SnakerJake | May 29, 2010 5:01 PM

so this is what I'm wondering. neither are exceptional blockers, more the pass-catching type. reasonably speaking, how often will both be on the field at the same time?

jake the snake has suggested that one will be traded, but personally doubt that will happen.

think we'll see increased use of two TE sets, but don't anticipate it will be a huge breakthrough of any sort, rather just one small part of the bigger puzzle.

maybe other folks have some insight or opinions...

examples of teams that have used two pass-catching TEs on a regular basis? can MS/KS coach 'em up to block better? or does it even matter?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Don't think that any "expert" has weighed in on what would happen if a Katrina-sized hurricane would strike the gulf now with the giant oil spill there. The point being that just about anything can be neutralized with sufficient dispersal. Oh, and you get an 'F' for the day also for not recognizing that my post was made tongue-in-cheek. You took it literal. Any hurricane strong enough to disperse all the oil that has been spilled would surely put New Orleans down for good.

Posted by: GasFace | May 29, 2010 4:40 PM

Nice move GF. Say something incandescently stupid, then when called on it, accuse people of not getting your cutting-edge comedic style.
You went for "not funny dummy" over "plain old dummy." Not sure why.

Posted by: mack1 | May 29, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

just to add to the TE talk... we should also throw TE/H-back sets into the mix.

could imagine seeing both of these guys on the field, with one of them off the line or in motion.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I predict we score 31 points in game 1 vs the Cowgirls 4 TDs + 1 FG

Posted by: noonefromtampa | May 29, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

impressive!

do you have the rest of the stats from that game?

and did we win or lose?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

"We're gonna run the picket fence on em', don't get caught watching the paint dry."

Dennis Hopper - Hooisers

RIP

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 29, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

24 hours of mourning to start momentarily ...again. Last week the Sharks go down, now its my Big Red in the lax semis.

Sigh ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 29, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

tough stuff zeke... Cornell was awfully close last year.

not that I have any allegiances here, but would rather see Virginia face Notre Dame at this point.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

i sure do hope he steps up, because God knows our receivers suck.

http://BroodingBurgundy.com
straight arrows on a crooked warpath

Posted by: bcarothers | May 29, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Actually gasface, you get the F. The "experts" say that you are exactly the opposite of right, that it indeed would push the oil much quicker into the areas that we do not want it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 2:13 PM |

Don't think that any "expert" has weighed in on what would happen if a Katrina-sized hurricane would strike the gulf now with the giant oil spill there. The point being that just about anything can be neutralized with sufficient dispersal. Oh, and you get an 'F' for the day also for not recognizing that my post was made tongue-in-cheek. You took it literal. Any hurricane strong enough to disperse all the oil that has been spilled would surely put New Orleans down for good.

Posted by: GasFace | May 29, 2010 4:28 PM

Well, I have to say you get an "f" for tongue in cheek. Mainly because that's not at all what you were doing and when tou came across sounding less than intelligent you tried to backtrack.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse


You know how they say celebrities always die in "threes."

Gary Coleman and now Dennis Hopper.

That means we have 1 1/2 more to go.

Posted by: TheCork | May 29, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

TEs don't HAVE to be in a TE position, we could easily split one out wide. We should have our best pass catchers on the field, if that means Davis is a better WR than MK12/DT11 then so be it.

Posted by: Keiser | May 29, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

somehow, the talk about Dennis Hopper led me to Charles Bronson, Sergio Leone, Lee Van Cleef, then Erwin George 'Cannon Ball' Baker... in that order.

"In 1933, Baker drove coast to coast in a Graham-Paige model 57 Blue Streak 8, averaging greater than 50 mph (80 km/h), setting a 53 hour 30 minute record that stood for nearly 40 years."

leaving aside the third movie in the Cannonball series that included Van Cleef in a cameo role, I have this much to relate.

about seven years ago, drove coast-to-coast (LA to DC) solo and non-stop in almost exactly 45 hours. nearly wiped out after a 360 snowstorm incident on I-70 outside Vail.

the official record 'Cannon Ball' run is 32 hours and 51 minutes, albeit with a team of two drivers.

stupid stuff, but has anyone else here tried this type of thing?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Let's just hope he remembers to set his alarm.

Posted by: Dorf | May 29, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

WR depth, experience, production is weak.
Thus the two TE set of Cooley and Davis "could" perhaps provide two guys who can get open and catch.

Also bigger bodies than our WR so MS will be working no doubt to insist they develop into better run blockers.

HTTR

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | May 29, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Nice move GF. Say something incandescently stupid, then when called on it, accuse people of not getting your cutting-edge comedic style.
You went for "not funny dummy" over "plain old dummy." Not sure why.

Posted by: mack1 | May 29, 2010 5:39 PM |

It's annoying, isn't it, when you don't get it.

Posted by: SnakerJake | May 29, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Who cares.
Skins blow.

Posted by: dooshbag | May 29, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Cooley & Davis can coexist and that is a plus. We need these guys. Kyle Shananan learned from dad and may have taken a couple of pages out of the gibbs playbook. I am excited for the season to get here. Playoffs here we come Kelly, Thomas, Davis, Cooley spread em out and pickem apart

Posted by: bert3 | May 29, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Cooley & Davis can coexist and that is a plus. We need these guys. Kyle Shananan learned from dad and may have taken a couple of pages out of the gibbs playbook. I am excited for the season to get here. Playoffs here we come Kelly, Thomas, Davis, Cooley spread em out and pickem apart

Posted by: bert3 | May 29, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Cooley & Davis can coexist and that is a plus. We need these guys. Kyle Shananan learned from dad and may have taken a couple of pages out of the gibbs playbook. I am excited for the season to get here. Playoffs here we come Kelly, Thomas, Davis, Cooley spread em out and pickem apart

Posted by: bert3 | May 29, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Cooley & Davis can coexist and that is a plus. We need these guys. Kyle Shananan learned from dad and may have taken a couple of pages out of the gibbs playbook. I am excited for the season to get here. Playoffs here we come Kelly, Thomas, Davis, Cooley spread em out and pickem apart

Posted by: bert3 | May 29, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Cooley & Davis can coexist and that is a plus. We need these guys. Kyle Shananan learned from dad and may have taken a couple of pages out of the gibbs playbook. I am excited for the season to get here. Playoffs here we come Kelly, Thomas, Davis, Cooley spread em out and pickem apart

Posted by: bert3 | May 29, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Cooley & Davis can coexist and that is a plus. We need these guys. Kyle Shananan learned from dad and may have taken a couple of pages out of the gibbs playbook. I am excited for the season to get here. Playoffs here we come Kelly, Thomas, Davis, Cooley spread em out and pickem apart

Posted by: bert3 | May 29, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Who cares.
Skins blow.
Posted by: dooshbag
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What kind of a life do you have that you waste it going onto a blog of a team that is not your team?
That has never even occurred to me to waste time doing that.

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Posted by: itkonlyyou88 | May 29, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Sleepy bought a new alarm clock and he's ready for the 2010 season.

Posted by: randysbailin | May 29, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

What kind of a life do you have that you waste it going onto a blog of a team that is not your team?
That has never even occurred to me to waste time doing that.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | May 29, 2010 7:47 PM |

Read his handle Ray. That says it all. I'm sure that's what he was aiming for.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: itkonlyyou88 | May 29, 2010 8:17 PM

the difference between itkonlyyou88 and the rest of us, is that she actually gets paid to post on this blog.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

the difference between itkonlyyou88 and the rest of us, is that she actually gets paid to post on this blog.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 8:34 PM |

The similarity is that no one cares what either of us have to say.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

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Say scrambly brains, if I tell you to go paint your bald spot, will you leave the blog for today? do I have that power?

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | May 29, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

The foreskins need to cut Clinton Tortoise. At least they got rid of one cancer named Jason Campbell

Posted by: skinshaveaGM | May 29, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

"You know how they say celebrities always die in threes....Gary Coleman and now Dennis Hopper....That means we have 1 1/2 more to go."

Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper, Brittany Murphy: B-list celebrities are taking a serious hit as the Grim Reaper has decided to yank the hardly famous off the world stage.

Who's next?:

Demond Wilson (Lamont, Sanford and Son)

Barry Williams (Greg, The Brady Bunch)

Janet D'Bois (Wilona, Good Times)

Snoopy, (Charlie Brown's dog)

mistamoe, (annoying, arrogant, blogga, RI)

Moe goes with Moe being the next death, especially when you consider that his ability to be relevant died some time ago.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 29, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

So perineum has changed his name to skinshaveaGM and has become a Dallas Brokebacks troll. Well isn't that special. The gig is up taint boy.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

To all of you that thought we had gotten rid of the worlds most retarded blogger perineum, he has returned. Ugh, the blog is now worse because of it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

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Scotts brain is scrambled. You forget that perinuem liked Jason Campbell. I don't. So try again taint boy

Posted by: skinshaveaGM | May 29, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

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periculum

periculum

periculum

????????????That idiot is no where to be found
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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | May 29, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Even you, tainty the clown, can't get to me anymore. There is no doubt who you are. You are the only blooger in history who would dare to use such retarded put downs as "paint your baldspot" and "scrambly brains" and think that it is funny. You are without a doubt THE candidate that ITA was made for. Have fun playing with yourself.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

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Say scrambly brains, if I tell you to go paint your bald spot, will you leave the blog for today? do I have that power?

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | May 29, 2010 9:43 PM

Bye Scott. Have fun is loserville tommorrow morning.

Posted by: skinshaveaGM | May 29, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Religious people are dumb. Non progressive idiots. Religion = evil.

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | May 29, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

yeah he's able to catch a little but can someone in the skin camp help him with completing a sentence, along with moss

Posted by: geg5100 | May 29, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

yeah he's able to catch a little but can someone in the skin camp help him with completing a sentence, along with moss

Posted by: geg5100 | May 29, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

yeah he's able to catch a little but can someone in the skin camp help him with completing a sentence, along with moss

Posted by: geg5100 | May 29, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

yeah he's able to catch a little but can someone in the skin camp help him with completing a sentence, along with moss

Posted by: geg5100 | May 29, 2010 11:32 PM |

Good thing they're not picked or paid for their English skills.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe, you couldn't be more wrong in calling Dennis Hopper a "B-lister". Just read any of the obituaries out there and you'll get an idea of the length and quality of his career. The man was a legendary figure...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 29, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe, you couldn't be more wrong in calling Dennis Hopper a "B-lister". Just read any of the obituaries out there and you'll get an idea of the length and quality of his career. The man was a legendary figure...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 29, 2010 11:42 PM

I mean really. Easy Rider and Apocalypse Now alone put him in the classics.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

whenever i think of the movie Hoosiers, i look back on dennis hopper's clutch decision to run the picket fence with great fondness and erection

http://BroodingBurgundy.com
straight arrows on a crooked warpath

Posted by: bcarothers | May 30, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

For some reason MistaMoe has put himself on a daily post count. Much like the Nats are doing with S.S.

I think the lack of activity is affecting him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 30, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Rashad Evans beats Rampage.....

boo

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 30, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

Yay Elin

Boo Tiger Woods

Posted by: Risa_L | May 30, 2010 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Rashad Evans beats Rampage.....

boo

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 30, 2010 12:54 AM |

It's amazing how when a UFC fighter starts to lose he really starts to lose. They fall off quick. Lidell, Rampage, Franklin. Once they lost they could hardly win again.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 30, 2010 1:35 AM | Report abuse

Well, I have to say you get an "f" for tongue in cheek. Mainly because that's not at all what you were doing and when tou came across sounding less than intelligent you tried to backtrack.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 6:57 PM |

Less than intelligent? Look in a mirror, pal. You completely misread my post and the only backtracking here is you trying desperately to back away from being suckered into posting a literal-minded response that wasn't true even if you read my post straight up, which wasn't the intention.

Posted by: GasFace | May 30, 2010 1:44 AM | Report abuse

if the redskins are going to use a lot of two te sets, it's because at least one of them is going stay in to block.

both davis and cooley will have to work on their blocking skills.

btw, shanahan expects receivers to block too.

Posted by: zatoichi77 | May 30, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

You know how they say celebrities always die in "threes."

Gary Coleman and now Dennis Hopper.

That means we have 1 1/2 more to go.

Posted by: TheCork | May 29, 2010 6:58 PM |

Really cheap shot at Mr. Coleman. Got any other zingers you want to post about vertically challenged celebs? How about coming up with some yuks about Danny DeVito? How about putting us in stitches with a Michael Eisner story about Jeffrey Katzenbarg?

Posted by: GasFace | May 30, 2010 1:56 AM | Report abuse

Well, I have to say you get an "f" for tongue in cheek. Mainly because that's not at all what you were doing and when tou came across sounding less than intelligent you tried to backtrack.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 29, 2010 6:57 PM |

Less than intelligent? Look in a mirror, pal. You completely misread my post and the only backtracking here is you trying desperately to back away from being suckered into posting a literal-minded response that wasn't true even if you read my post straight up, which wasn't the intention.

Posted by: GasFace | May 30, 2010 1:44 AM |

That's funny then cuz no one else got it either and everyone else seemed to think you pulled an about face when shown to be a fool. But whatever dude, as long as you've convinced yourself that's all that matters. Us in the real world will continue to understand that your iq is dwarfed by your shoe size. That is all I have to say about that (you should get that line.) I've read a few of your other posts too and I'm confident that you, too, are a perfect candidate for ITA. You and perineum aka skinshaveagm can have fun playing with yourselves.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 30, 2010 2:06 AM | Report abuse

Yes wisely the Redskins drafted another TE in the second round while they had a probowl TE already in the lineup. They had a solid offensive line, kick returner, and corners ... so they could afford to get another prospect.

LOL Snyder is so clueless.

Posted by: cirrus_nine | May 30, 2010 2:08 AM | Report abuse

Yes wisely the Redskins drafted another TE in the second round while they had a probowl TE already in the lineup. They had a solid offensive line, kick returner, and corners ... so they could afford to get another prospect.

LOL Snyder is so clueless.

Posted by: cirrus_nine | May 30, 2010 2:08 AM |

Not to call you out or anything but that horse has been kicked to death a couple of years ago.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 30, 2010 2:11 AM | Report abuse

Not to call you out or anything but that horse has been kicked to death a couple of years ago.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 30, 2010 2:11 AM | Report abuse

Well when you are talking about the good problem of how to field two good TE, its probably a good idea to point out, how dumb it was for the skins to pick up another TE when they had gaping holes in the offensive lines and other areas.

A smart GM would have gone into rebuild mode, but the skins are now forced into a fast time table now that they have Mcnabe. I think we are looking at more years of mediocrity.

Posted by: cirrus_nine | May 30, 2010 3:06 AM | Report abuse

LOL @ dorf.

Well moocow, just back and no trade of he-who-shall-not-be-named. Tick-tock. ;)

I'm gone for three weeks and you guys chase off our editor? Bunch of animals...Good luck Cindy, see you at the next blog.

Met the first Philly fan I didn't want to immediately punch in crotch last night, Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

Posted by: RomoLongballs | May 30, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: RomoLongballs | May 30, 2010 7:59 AM

indeed, the clock is ticking... but we have a ways to go, and I still think either of us has a decent chance to win.

by the way, in your absence, some scoundrel posted a nasty rumor about a certain unnamed player being traded to Jacksonville. seemed like a pretty good deal at the time.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/free-agency/bruce-allen-talks-about-meetin.html#comments

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/offensive-line/edwin-williams-slims-down-to-c.html#comments

(start @ 9:27am on the first link and read through to 11:09am on the second thread)

cheers Romo! hope the European honeymoon did you right.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 30, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Any news on how young players are performing, like LB's? I'd like to hear how, Curtis Gatewood, Perry Riley, Alvin Bowen, and Robert Henson are doing. Instead we hear about Lo Alexander and AC coverting to LB.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 30, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Lot's of people seem to like Ryan Torain, me too, but don't forget about Keiland Williams.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 30, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

..Take a brief respite from the Festival of the Sun for an elegiac moment the Hollywood anti-star, Denni s Hop per:

Avast Ye Then, O Cosmic Aberrance,
Away, Away from the Black Lagoon
which tries Men's Souls.
Warship Not, the grimacing Primate,
the Malignant Aspect known as Politician,
Thou Insignificant Other,
The Kurtz From Count Control
Which Lurks In The Hearts Of Men.
Go Ye On, Then, to the Next
Celestial Heaven, Where Darkness Lurks
But the Beast is Assuaged,
In Screaming Banquets
From the Center Of the Berry,
And PBRs recon of Paradises and Hells
Beyond Time at the River's Edge..
Away..

Resume the Ancient Rites, peaceout..

Posted by: frak | May 30, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

"It's called a two TE set. Apparently unheard of by the last administration but would allow them to "coexist"."

All you would have to do is use one of them in the slot on 3-WR sets, preferrably Davis. In 2-TE sets they could be interchangeable.

I'm sure Shanny doesn't see this as a problem at all. If one gets hurt like last year then you have a second to replace him.

Again, I'm sure Shanny isn't complaining about this.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | May 30, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

"...you couldn't be more wrong in calling Dennis Hopper a "B-lister".

How long do you remain relevant when the best thing you ever did happened 30 years ago?

Is, say, Aretha Franklin still an a-lister?

For me, a legend is a person who's dropped something top notch over an extended period of time.

The actress Meryl Streep, for example, can claim that.

Dennis Hopper got a lot of mileage out of an excellent and violent motorcycle movie.

No pun intended.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 30, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Any news on how young players are performing, like LB's? I'd like to hear how, Curtis Gatewood, Perry Riley, Alvin Bowen, and Robert Henson are doing. Instead we hear about Lo Alexander and AC coverting to LB.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 30, 2010 9:28 AM
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I'd like to hear some of this, too, but I don't think WaPo has enough journalists to give us both the facts and the speculation. Sure, you could hear about how all of the young players are doing, but then we'd miss out on the million inane ramblings about Haynesworth's offseason stripper activities and Moss's alleged drug use. I like the article about Lorenzo Alexander, since I was wondering about his conversion, but yes, I would like to hear more about some of the young guys.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 30, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Trade Cooley for a Right Tackle. Let Davis start.

Posted by: Rohit_334101 | May 30, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

I think the news on two players, Moss and AH repesents 1% of the final roster and it's the other 99% that I want to hear about.
Guys busting their azz to make the team and knock out an aging vet. Fletch is all calls all the time, but he's old. Rocky, I've never been enamored with him, serviceable is a word that comes to mind. AC and even Lo as LB's? Possible. The young RB's, can't they supplant the three aging stars?
Give media time and attention to those out there doing the right thing. Leave the sordid crap to the National Enquirer.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 30, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Yes wisely the Redskins drafted another TE in the second round while they had a probowl TE already in the lineup. They had a solid offensive line, kick returner, and corners ... so they could afford to get another prospect.

LOL Snyder is so clueless.

Posted by: cirrus_nine | May 30, 2010 2:08 AM
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I am pretty sure Snyder didn't make the decision to draft another tight end. Allen and Shanahan did. The guy they drafted is actually a blocking tight end. Since they let Yoder go, they needed to find another blocking tight end. The interesting thing about this guy is some teams had projected him as an offensive tackle in the NFL. The team could, in theory, move him to tackle as a project. So, I don't think this was a bad pick. What do you want? The team draft three - count them three - offensive linemen in the draft. They have signed a bunch of free agent defensive linemen who could play the 3-4. Saying this draft was just business as usual is just about as clueless as you consider Snyder to be...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | May 30, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

"Any news on how young players are performing, like LB's? I'd like to hear how, Curtis Gatewood, Perry Riley, Alvin Bowen, and Robert Henson are doing. Instead we hear about Lo Alexander and AC coverting to LB.
Posted by: 1965skinsfan"

You are to be commended for bringing up some less-known players, but we have to admit we're a heckuva lot more likely to see Lo and AC on defense than those other guys.

Take Gatewood, signed as an undrafted FA in '08, cut Aug. 30, signed the next day to the practice squad, cut again in Sept., re-signed to practice squad in October when the guy who replaced him got hurt, then signed off the practice squad by KC in Nov., waived by the Chiefs in April, claimed by Detroit, waived by the Lions in August, signed a few weeks later by Philly, cut by the Eagles on Sept. 5, signed to the Steelers' practice squad in Nov., signed again by Washington in December... for him, the NFL has been a turnstile. He's a good football player, wish him luck.

Or Bowen. Drafted in the 5th by Buffalo, serious ACL injury in training camp, was cleared to play the following camp but wasn't ready, wound up waived and then signed to the Skins' practice squad in Sept. and onto the active roster in November. He has yet to log a tackle. He's the size of a big safety, which may not help him in the 3-4.

Henson has 2 tackles on his NFL resume.

So really, it's Perry Riley we should be looking for news about.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 30, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

all class is what I meant about Fletch.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 30, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Samson,

true about the history of those young guys. I think the roster needs to get younger and more athletic though. We hope Perry Riley makes it. Sometimes young guys go on to a new team and they "get it" I am hoping one or two do just that with us.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 30, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Samson151 | May 30, 2010 10:20 AM

nice job on that post... and wow, Gatewood has been around.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 30, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: SnakerJake | May 29, 2010 5:01 PM

so this is what I'm wondering. neither are exceptional blockers, more the pass-catching type. reasonably speaking, how often will both be on the field at the same time?

jake the snake has suggested that one will be traded, but personally doubt that will happen.

think we'll see increased use of two TE sets, but don't anticipate it will be a huge breakthrough of any sort, rather just one small part of the bigger puzzle.

maybe other folks have some insight or opinions...

examples of teams that have used two pass-catching TEs on a regular basis? can MS/KS coach 'em up to block better? or does it even matter?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 5:23 PM

I've been saying for many months now that having a 2 TE set will be great for this team. While all these idiots were on here calling for Cooley to be traded so we could pick up an unknown bust from the draft, I was envisioning not only some great pass action from our 2 star TEs, but some solid blocking. Neither are strong "fill-the-gap" types of blockers, but within the zone blocking shemes being put into place, with the same requirements that are placed on the O-Line, the emphasis is on athletic mobility...clearly a plus for both these players.

I really can't wait to see how Mike and Kyle will use them!

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 30, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

jiminey cricket!

the "top kill" has failed. on the last thread(?) someone suggested that a hurricane would clean up the problem. he was rightly corrected by other posters.

however, there is actually a theory that the oil slick may prevent hurricanes from strengthening as they cross the warm gulf waters. hurricanes "feed" off the warm evaporating waters, but the slick MAY prevent this. of course this is a bit like saying the man was shot 20 times, not 21 times...

"oil rain" anyone?

there is the increasingly likely possibility that oil gets caught in the "gulf loop current" and makes it around over to florida's west AND EAST coasts.

it's the end of the gulf as we know it.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 30, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Well when you are talking about the good problem of how to field two good TE, its probably a good idea to point out, how dumb it was for the skins to pick up another TE when they had gaping holes in the offensive lines and other areas.

A smart GM would have gone into rebuild mode, but the skins are now forced into a fast time table now that they have Mcnabe. I think we are looking at more years of mediocrity.

Posted by: cirrus_nine | May 30, 2010 3:06 AM |

Well, you're right there except we didn't have a good GM. I think it's widely understood that Vinny was a maroon. (Or moron whichever you prefer)

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 30, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

jiminey cricket!

the "top kill" has failed. on the last thread(?) someone suggested that a hurricane would clean up the problem. he was rightly corrected by other posters.

however, there is actually a theory that the oil slick may prevent hurricanes from strengthening as they cross the warm gulf waters. hurricanes "feed" off the warm evaporating waters, but the slick MAY prevent this. of course this is a bit like saying the man was shot 20 times, not 21 times...

"oil rain" anyone?

there is the increasingly likely possibility that oil gets caught in the "gulf loop current" and makes it around over to florida's west AND EAST coasts.

it's the end of the gulf as we know it.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 30, 2010 11:44 AM |

I think that theory was disproven as well but who really knows right? (I'm talking about the oil preventing hurricanes.)

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 30, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 30, 2010 11:23 AM

good points. hadn't been thinking about the zone blocking, but that makes sense to me.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 30, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

scampbell1975,
i don't know as it's been "disproven". but it doesn't seem very likely - especially with just plain old oil. this was originally a "geoengineering" idea for how to prevent a big hurricane from hitting a big costal poulation center, e.g., new orleans....

"In what could be an odd twist of fate, if the oil slick persists into hurricane season (which begins on June 1), and a tropical storm or hurricane happens to stumble upon it, then some scientists could finally witness a real-world experiment of their proposed weather modification technique. Researchers such as Hugh Willoughby, the former director of NOAA's Hurricane Research Division, and Kerry Emanuel, a tropical cyclone expert at MIT, have hypothesized that coating the ocean surface with an oily sheen would theoretically reduce evaporation and sap a hurricane of some of its strength.

Computer modeling experiments have not been encouraging, however, pointing out problems caused by a hurricane's strong winds. "When the winds blow at 100 knots, there really isn't an ocean surface," Willoughby told Popular Science in 2005. "It goes from water full of bubbles to air full of spray, with a smooth transition between the two."

from:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalweathergang/2010/05/oil_slick_could_loop_its_way_o.html

so that second paragraph above shows how it's not likely to work too well, if at all.

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on a lighter note, i too am extremely excited about our offense this year.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 30, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Well when you are talking about the good problem of how to field two good TE, its probably a good idea to point out, how dumb it was for the skins to pick up another TE when they had gaping holes in the offensive lines and other areas.

A smart GM would have gone into rebuild mode, but the skins are now forced into a fast time table now that they have Mcnabe. I think we are looking at more years of mediocrity.

Posted by: cirrus_nine | May 30, 2010 3:06 AM |

Couldn't disagree with you more on 2 points:

1. When talking about how to use two good TE, it's not a good idea to point out how dumb it was for the Skins to pick up another TE when they had gaping holes in the offensive lines, et. al.
First of all, that happened 2 years ago (unless you're talking about this year's 5th round pick, DMo, who technically is a TE, but is slated more as an FB). The Davis pickup was done by a wholly different regime and now is water under the bridge. Now, we should rejoice in what we do have and use them to their best of their abilities!

2. You say a smart GM should go into rebuild mode. Wrong!
Shanahan is doing this right. Get a good crew together...win NOW, Baby...replace old vets with young rookies and young FAs who now want to jump on board with a winning team/staff for less money (typically) and get the team on the right track for the next 10-15 years. (I say that, envisioning Mike leading the team for ~5 years and then Kyle taking over the dynasty for another 5-10 years)
Going into pure rebuild mode is risky. You risk still not having the right players and not knowing it for 3-5 years. You risk losing your fan base because they grow tired of waiting and dealing with the management's perceived "acceptance" of losing because of the team's "rebuilding" status. You risk not having enough veteran influence on a team, which is crucial for the young guys that will be coming up to take over eventually.
Not only that, but by saying you want to rebuild, it sounds like you discount the years of experience (both on the field and in preparation) and the extra personal drive to get to THE SHOW the vets bring to the team. I disagree with you opinion that we're looking at years of mediocrity. I think we are going to be good out the gate, starting against the Cowpatties!

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 30, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Oops...in point #2 above, I meant to refer to Allen as the GM, not Shanahan. My brain was already two lines ahead of my one fingered iPad typing.

Also, additional point about veterans...they are staying healthier for longer now, too. (Granted, sometimes with the help of Canadian doctors, but let's not go there right now)

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 30, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Also, about point #1 above, having two top quality TEs is awesome. No one seemed to mind that our backup TE (Davis) came in after our ProBowl TE (Cooley) went out for the season and didn't lose out on productivity at all.
Who's to say that might happen again this year with either one of them? Having that insurance at a position the Skins have relied on heavily historically actually shows pretty smart management thinking. (Not that I will ever be caught giving Vinny any public compliments...even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while)

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 30, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I heard that after Pres Obama got personally innvolved in the gulf oil spill crisis and prospects turned bleaker former Pres Bush called him up and said "You're doing a heckuva job, Brownie".

Posted by: TalkToTheHand | May 30, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

That stuff that is spurting out of the broken wellhead on the gulf sea floor contains a lot of gas. The upward revision of the estimates of junk means that this gashole is now larger than the top gasholes on this blog:

MistaMoe
scampbell1975
frak
TheCork

Posted by: TalkToTheHand | May 30, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Why Obama decided it would be good to show the American people that the administration and BP are on the same team, I cannot fathom.

BP says: "Oil could flow until August"

Obama says: "Unfortunately, oil could flow until August"

What he SHOULD say: "BP better not let that flow until August, that's unacceptable. They must be kidding"

I know he's supposed to seem "in charge" but by taking ownership of somebody else's f up, I'm calling political brain fart.

Not Smart.

And, seriously, why cant they blow it up a mile below the sea floor? They can't clog a freaking pipe? I find this very hard to believe. Insert an expandable trap into it? Insert explosives into it? Nothing, right? Just golf balls and a top hat?

I know I wouldn't have MY name on this BS. I'd be on TV railing against BP and their CEO and have a running clock showing the low estimates of what BP owes in US Dollars.

Which is why I'll never be President. Among other things.

Bad move, Obama. You should be kicking their asses, not holding their hands.

Posted by: Thinker_ | May 30, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

24 hours of mourning to start momentarily ...again. Last week the Sharks go down, now its my Big Red in the lax semis.

Sigh ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 29, 2010 6:16 PM |

tough stuff zeke... Cornell was awfully close last year.

not that I have any allegiances here, but would rather see Virginia face Notre Dame at this point.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 29, 2010 6:31 PM |

Cornell sucks cow clits.

Posted by: TalkToTheHand | May 30, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

the "top kill" has failed. on the last thread(?) someone suggested that a hurricane would clean up the problem. he was rightly corrected by other posters.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | May 30, 2010 11:44 AM |

Not true. A sufficiently strong hurricane would push a violently spinning wall of water into the region and like a washing machine it would disperse the oil to the point where it would be ppb. We all drink water that has lead ppb for Crissakes.

Posted by: TalkToTheHand | May 30, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

I hear that one of the main users of Twitter are pimps and their johns. Only they don't call it Twitter, the call it Twatter.

Posted by: TalkToTheHand | May 30, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Samson151 | May 30, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

I'm interested in hearing about Curtis Gatewood.

He was signed from the Steelers practice squad as an OLB. Then we went ahead and got the linebackers coach from the Steelers and decided to install a 3-4.

If anything, Gatewood should have a bit of a head start in terms of learning the 3-4 OLB position. I'd be interested to see if that is the case.

Posted by: p1funk | May 30, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | May 30, 2010 2:41 PM

Samson's review says it all... given his journeyman history, if Gatewood sticks around, my prediction would be practice squad.

at best, he can aspire to the lofty status of impact reserves such as Marko Mitchell or Leigh Torrence.

barring something unforeseen, the cuts down to 80 players for camp are going to be our next real piece of news.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 30, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

"I'm interested in hearing about Curtis Gatewood.He was signed from the Steelers practice squad as an OLB. Then we went ahead and got the linebackers coach from the Steelers and decided to install a 3-4.
If anything, Gatewood should have a bit of a head start in terms of learning the 3-4 OLB position. I'd be interested to see if that is the case.Posted by: p1funk"

I s'pose... he was signed by Pitt on the 19th of November '09 and signed back to the Skins on Dec. 15...not a long tenure. He has two career tackles, but looks like both of those were with Kansas City, not Pittsburgh.

Quite an odyssey the young man's been on.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 30, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

I'll volunteer to teach Sleepy English.

Posted by: bostskin | May 30, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 30, 2010 1:37 PM


In all that you wrote, I found two statements that were right on. Shanahan is the GM and having two TE's is not a bad thing. The rest of your rant sounded like something that Larry Michael would say. Shanahan is not doing it the right way. The released old vets and picked up more old vets. What young FA's have come aboard that arent waiver wire type of guys? The problem with hiring Shanahan is that he is more a work with what is there type of coach. He has no experience in building a team. The Broncos he took the super bowl in the late 90's were pretty much constructed when he took over as coach. This team is not built to win now. There are too many questions regarding the o line, defense, and the quality of the skill players. The organization needs to get it through their heads that these arent the Redskins of 80's. The biggest problem Snyder's organization has had is that they have tried to reload instead of rebuild. This team has always acting like rebuilding is beneath them and as a result they have been trying to reload through high price free agents for years. To turn this thing around they needed to fully commit to blowing this thing up. Instead they trade for a "franchise" qb who at most has 2-3 good years left.

Shanahan is good coach, but he isnt a team builder. Since the team he took over isnt a qb away from being a good team, the move for McNabb is questionable. There is no guarantee that Kyle Shanahan is going to be a great coach. He had the privilege of coaching the best receiver in the NFL with a finally healthy Schaub. Jason Garrett was the man a few years ago, now he doesnt seem like an offensive genius. I like to think they are going to turn it around but bringing in the Shanahans and another pseudo GM hardly qualifies as concrete signs of a franchise makeover.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | May 30, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

maybe it's just wishful thinking, but i think the three wide receivers, moss, thomas and kelly will pose a huge threat to defenses if the blocking improves even just a little bit next season. competition at running back should also provide more rest (and fewer nicks) even though we don't have a speedy breakaway threat unless portis returns to full form. i disagree with the naysayers: i think we'll win at least 9 games, possibly more despite a tougher schedule. i'm not a fan of shanahan, but he IS a PRO football coach and a leader with a plan. that'll be worth a few wins in itself even if the team stinks a few times.

Posted by: dcjazzman | May 30, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | May 30, 2010 2:41 PM

Samson's review says it all... given his journeyman history, if Gatewood sticks around, my prediction would be practice squad.

at best, he can aspire to the lofty status of impact reserves such as Marko Mitchell or Leigh Torrence.

barring something unforeseen, the cuts down to 80 players for camp are going to be our next real piece of news.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 30, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse


Or we could always think optimistically.

There's another 3-4 OLB that was undrafted, bounced around a couple of teams for several years, and then finally clicked with the Pittsburgh Steelers with the same coach/scheme that we've got.

That would be one James Harrison.

Posted by: p1funk | May 30, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | May 30, 2010 4:07 PM

sure, there are lots of other examples of journeymen who made it. not rooting against Gatewood, and it doesn't hurt to have him around for now... but the odds are stacked.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 30, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Does this guy Jason Reid only post one story a day?? He sucks as an insider, he knows nothing its 430pm and he has nothing, wow, is there anybody who notices this ?

Posted by: briandeas2003 | May 30, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

A smart GM would have gone into rebuild mode, but the skins are now forced into a fast time table now that they have Mcnabe. I think we are looking at more years of mediocrity.

Posted by: cirrus_nine

This is really short-sighted. The "all-or-nothing fresh start" attitude is for simpletons and new franchises. We have an experienced veteran QB who has plenty of tread (heard of Brett Farve?) which is a godsend, we have obtained some older rb's who are competing for the starting job and were available because they are seen as on the downside of their career but we have little or no real commitment to them (ie contracts with guaranteed money), we got rid of dead weight (randle el, cartwright, et al), and made strides to putting together an oline.
Why should we be a lousy team for the next two years instead of giving ourselves a chance to win? How can you possibly say it was a bad move to pick up a veteran QB headed for the HOF? What would we have done with what we gave up in potential bust draft picks (a 2nd and 4th/3rd next year)that would outweigh a sure thing QB like Mcnabb?
We may not be good this year, but the moves we made this year will not have sold out our future one bit.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | May 30, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

GasFace:

Go to the Politics page jackass. Why the hell Am I reading about The oil spill On The Freaking Redskins Page??

What a jackass

Posted by: knepp023 | May 30, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: cirrus_nine | May 30, 2010 3:06 AM
Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | May 30, 2010 4:00 PM

ok, I hear you guys...

and now that the monkey has spoken, the cows want to weigh in.

seems like there is a middle ground here.

don't want to implode the entire infrastructure, because then we have to reconstruct everything from the ground up. in that respect, agree with DC2AZ99 on his second point @ 12:57pm.

although you're right that we don't want to add cosmetic pieces just to keep the Potemkin village looking nice, which (I think) is what you're saying.

cf. Deion Sanders. have we forgotten about him?

rebuilding might involve a certain amount of tear-down work, but it doesn't have to be a complete replacement job. sometimes you're limited by the pieces that are available. we can always swap the worn-out parts for newer replacements later.

that's very different from putting some snazzy decals on the Pinto to make it look faster:

http://www.rexrods.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/flames-1.JPG

my opinion is that we've made some concrete progress toward improving the franchise, but the real results won't happen this season.

mixed metaphors will never end.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 30, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

That stuff that is spurting out of the broken wellhead on the gulf sea floor contains a lot of gas. The upward revision of the estimates of junk means that this gashole is now larger than the top gasholes on this blog:

MistaMoe
scampbell1975
frak
TheCork

Posted by: TalkToTheHand | May 30, 2010 1:45 PM |

AH HA HA! Oh my GOSH! You Are So FUNNY!!! AH HA HA. OH WOW! HA HA HA Oh, my sides hurt, ah ha.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 30, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

That stuff that is spurting out of the broken wellhead on the gulf sea floor contains a lot of gas. The upward revision of the estimates of junk means that this gashole is now larger than the top gasholes on this blog:

MistaMoe
scampbell1975
frak
TheCork

Posted by: TalkToTheHand | May 30, 2010 1:45 PM |

AH HA HA! Oh my GOSH! You Are So FUNNY!!! AH HA HA. OH WOW! HA HA HA Oh, my sides hurt, ah ha.

Posted by: scampbell1975

"gasholes." That's a pun, right? Nothing like being insulted by someone using the certified "lowest form of humor" to do so.

Posted by: TheCork | May 30, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

The last time I heard his weight was in the 290's. I guess while AH was porking that exotic dancer Lo was doing Jenny Craig.
Posted by: GasFace
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ROFL

Posted by: RedskinRay1

Methinks "Gasface" is the former "league Source" and whatever his last screen name was.

Posted by: TheCork | May 30, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Methinks "Gasface" is the former "league Source" and whatever his last screen name was.

Posted by: TheCork | May 30, 2010 6:20 PM

Mmmm, I don't think so. I've seen assface up here for a while. He was around here the same time beep/league was here.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 30, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

done my part for the holiday weekend, need to beware of the trough and stop carrying the load...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXm4d-7uEZA

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 30, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheCork | May 29, 2010 6:58 PM |

Really cheap shot at Mr. Coleman. Got any other zingers you want to post about vertically challenged celebs? How about coming up with some yuks about Danny DeVito? How about putting us in stitches with a Michael Eisner story about Jeffrey Katzenbarg?

Posted by: GasFace

If I'd have known you were so sensitive, I'd have certainly laid off Mr. Coleman, because if there's one thing this Blog has taught me, we are a very sensitive bunch, always considerate of each others' feelings.

I'm very sorry I hurt your feelings and....

Oh wait a minute...I'll bet you were just shining me on, like your HILARIOUS Gulf parody post.

How about some more comedy about the plight of out-of-work fishermen, hoteliers, restaurateurs down in that region...or would that be insensitive, you sanctimonious, hypocritical twit.


Posted by: TheCork | May 30, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Mmmm, I don't think so. I've seen assface up here for a while. He was around here the same time beep/league was here.

Posted by: scampbell1975

Yeah, you're probably right. His "no short jokes about Gary Coleman" post convinced me.

I can guess one thing about him, tho. Probably goes only about 5'2" in heels.

Posted by: TheCork | May 30, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Cork, did Kobe show enough joy for you last night?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | May 30, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

"Or we could always think optimistically.
There's another 3-4 OLB that was undrafted, bounced around a couple of teams for several years, and then finally clicked with the Pittsburgh Steelers with the same coach/scheme that we've got. That would be one James Harrison.Posted by: p1funk"

We can only hope, huh?

Posted by: Samson151 | May 30, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

I see Pat White is a possible bubble player in Miami. There are no cap ramifications to work in his favor, so Parcells and Sparano may cut him loose. I always liked Pat and considered him an honorary Redskin given it was our traded-away draft choice that ultimately picked him. Of course, Vinny would have picked a relief punter instead, but still...

Posted by: Samson151 | May 30, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Dana Plato: Dead; Gary Coleman: Dead; Todd Bridges: Cocaine addiction, charged w/ attempted murder, gun charges. What were they doing to those kids on the Diff'rent Strokes set?

Posted by: randysbailin | May 30, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

There's another 3-4 OLB that was undrafted, bounced around a couple of teams for several years, and then finally clicked with the Pittsburgh Steelers with the same coach/scheme that we've got.

That would be one James Harrison.

Posted by: p1funk | May 30, 2010 4:07 PM

Optimism is good but the James Harrison case is the exception not the rule.

Cork, I did figure out one name changer. That hot bag of nickles that used to call himself perineum (periculum) has changed his name to SkinshaveaGM and has become a Dallas Brokebacks fan. Pretty sorry.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 30, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

There's another 3-4 OLB that was undrafted, bounced around a couple of teams for several years, and then finally clicked with the Pittsburgh Steelers with the same coach/scheme that we've got.

That would be one James Harrison.

Posted by: p1funk | May 30, 2010 4:07 PM

Optimism is good but the James Harrison case is the exception not the rule.

I think our best shot at a story like that is BMW.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 30, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, you tell 'em , webbie-prop-job phony psyops spindoctor contrived character "scampbell75"..

I wouldn't have come the back on this Post-psyops spun and septically infected board if it wasn't for the concerted Warmachine mafia's attack on me in music and other media...These music industry mafia bands seek to hijack the rebellious rage of true hardcore for their own personal gain, profit, "machismo" without substance, and they're propped up by mad capital and are a dime a dozen...I am not your" Masonic Scapegoat" (to focus the energies of the herd, to steer for your own megalomaniacal domination), nor do I assume the position of authority (I satirize it)...To label me some kind of "punk authority" is antithetic to the true spirit of punk rebellion- authority in whatever guise,whether conservative Warmachine fascist bl*wJ*b Authoritarian war-monger or liberal Warmachine Light fascist bl*wj*b Authoritarian war-paver or some other surreptitious puppet mouthpiece for violence and war against Human and Planet (like that fake, overdubbed IFC piece of sh*t, that Agent Henry Rollins sold his sphincter without a fight to), is just another vehicle for authoritarian Elites to ride, as they steer their hyper-controlled and programmed human herd into the Abyss of Folly, so f*** all you authority a**holes (especially the pro sound men that spin electronic media like IFC, in fact all you infected doomed idiots), your offspring are doomed to grovelling under the radioactive desert dumpster like a pack of retarded pygmies, sh*t-fer-brains authority-mongers...

Posted by: frak | May 30, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

some other surreptitious puppet mouthpiece for violence and war against Human and Planet (like that fake, overdubbed IFC piece of sh*t, that Agent Henry Rollins sold his sphincter without a fight to)

Posted by: frak | May 30, 2010 9:48 PM

not sure that I would consider Henry Rollins a sell-out, but will concede that the righteous set themselves up for failure.

alternatively, there is myopic shoe-gazing stuff like Hope Sandoval, where nobody cares for anything other than their own inner emotional environment.

ultimately, acts like the Pinker Tones have a much healthier outlook on life.

that punk stuff can do a number on your brain. have you considered quitting, or at least switching to some lower-octane music?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 30, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Hang out with a Redskins player during Memorial Day weekend? Sure! Who would you pick?
Colt Brennan 6% (739)
Chris Cooley 42% (5298)
London Fletcher 7% (841)
DeAngelo Hall 3% (398)
Donovan McNabb 15% (1930)
Brian Orakpo 11% (1356)
Clinton Portis 13% (1656)
Other player 2% (299)

Total participants: 12517

Posted by: abxinc | May 30, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Frak eats too much microwavable food.

Posted by: Risa_L | May 30, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: abxinc | May 30, 2010 11:10 PM

Fletcher, McNabb, and Orakpo were over at our place last night... and let me tell you, they play a mean game of Scrabble.

The wife invited Cooley, but we don't get much for TV reception here in Idaho. American Idol replay was on, so he declined.

Colt was on the wait list.

Hall whiffed the invitation.

Portis couldn't read it.

The rest of the team is waiting to see if they make the roster.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 30, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo

???Who are you? Are you a member???

Posted by: abxinc | May 30, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Does this guy Jason Reid only post one story a day?? He sucks as an insider, he knows nothing its 430pm and he has nothing, wow, is there anybody who notices this ?

Posted by: briandeas2003 | May 30, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Hours later, but what the heck..

It's a Sunday...

In May...

On Memorial Day weekend....

And you're demanding more posts?

Actually, I'd love to see a survey of those who actually read more than the first two lines of any post, just for curiousities sake; I know some do, because there's endless b**ching about the content, but I'm just curious.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | May 31, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: abxinc | May 30, 2010 11:54 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vllKxnnzdJM

seriously, I yam what I yam.... a humble cow from Idaho who roots for the 'skins and all that is righteous in this universe.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 31, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

By Gary Fitzgerald Redskins.com Posted: May 26, 2010 Fitzgerald

Maake Kemoeatu is breaking new ground in Washington.

Okay, cue the jokes.

Kemoeatu is listed at 6-5 and 345 pounds – he’s going to break ground every time he takes a step!

[Gallery laughter.]

Even head coach Mike Shanahan couldn’t resist teasing Kemoeatu on Wednesday after practice at Redskins Park.

“If you look at his helmet – I have never seen a helmet that big before,” Shanahan joked. “His helmet size is size 13. I think the biggest I’ve seen was 8½. So that gives you a little bit of an idea how big he is.”

Okay, let’s get serious.

Kemoeatu comes to Washington as a “prototypical nose tackle,” Shanahan said.

And that’s what could be so ground-breaking about Kemoeatu.

For at least the last 40 years, the Redskins have deployed a 4-3 front as a base defense.

In 2010, it appears increasingly likely that coaches are going to use a 3-4 base defense.

That could make Kemoeatu, who signed with the Redskins on March 10, the first nose tackle in Redskins history.

First Kemoeatu must return from rehabbing a torn Achilles injury. He suffered the injury in preseason last year when he was with the Carolina Panthers.

“Rehab is going well,” Kemoeatu said. “I think I’m at about 90 percent [healthy] right now. We’re getting to the point where I’m rehabbing the last 10 percent. I should be ready for [June 16-18] mini-camp. My strength is coming on slowly.”

Many of the Redskins’ defensive linemen have been asked to gain weight this offseason, but Kemoeatu has been asked to drop a few pounds.

That’s going to be a key for Kemoeatu, who plays a physically challenging position.

Imagine going up against two 300-pound offensive linemen every play.

“Pretty much my job is to take on blocks and make sure the linebackers – like London Fletcher and those guys – are able to flow to the ball,” he said. “Any runs up the middle, obviously I need to stuff the middle and make the tackle.”

Kemoeatu said he is “most comfortable” playing in a 3-4 base defense.

“I’m pretty much built to play nose tackle,” he said. “My body type is I’m a big fat guy. That’s where I feel most comfortable – in a 3-4. I can play 4-3, but my mentality is 3-4.”

Kemoeatu entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Baltimore Ravens in 2002 (where he was a teammate of current Redskins center Casey Rabach).

Kemoeatu spent four years playing in Baltimore’s 3-4 scheme and then signed with the Panthers, where he played in a 4-3.

“When I went to Carolina, they couldn’t get me out of that 3-4 mentality, so they just put me in the middle of their 4-3 and kept me there,” he said.

Posted by: Risa_L | May 31, 2010 12:24 AM | Report abuse

continued.

For his career, Kemoeatu has started 61-of-107 games and recorded 291 tackles (183 solo), four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Kemoeatu is eager to get back on the football field after a year rehabbing his Achilles injury.

He is expected to compete with free agent pickups Howard Green and Anthony Bryant to be the primary nose tackle on defense.

“The team has brought in a lot of tackles and I know there’s always going to be a Plan B,” Kemoeatu said. “I’m sure the team has a Plan A, B, C and D, and if A doesn’t work out, they’ll go to Plan B. Hopefully Plan A works out first.”

He added: “I have a lot to prove to the fans that I can still perform and help the team, and I also have a lot to prove to my teammates that I can help them even though I was injured when I signed here. I want to give back 100 percent to help the team win.”

(Gary is one of the best reporters out there. i luuv him)haha

Posted by: Risa_L | May 31, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Risa_L | May 31, 2010 12:25 AM

You are repeating what I posted almost a week ago!

Posted by: abxinc | May 31, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

You are repeating what I posted almost a week ago!

Posted by: abxinc | May 31, 2010 12:31 AM

Lather, rinse, repeat. Remember?

you're cute

Posted by: Risa_L | May 31, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

Hey Frak, did I screw your mother, sister, daughter, girlfriend at some point? You sure can't seem to keep me off your mind or mouth. Give it a rest will ya? Your schtick is old and sad.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 31, 2010 12:57 AM | Report abuse

"That could make Kemoeatu, who signed with the Redskins on March 10, the first nose tackle in Redskins history."


Seeing how this observation was made at the time of Kemoteau's signing, the post it came in makes its presenter the dumbest woman to comment in this forum.

That is, after Lisa_R.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 31, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

"Hang out with a Redskins player during Memorial Day weekend? Sure! Who would you pick?"

Albert Haynesworth--we were to meet for steaks and brew at moodlymoodlymoo's place.

Thing is, Albert didn't show up.

At least he's consistent.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 31, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

dooshbag

"Who cares....Skins blow."


Let me guess, you post this in acknowledgement that you fear competition?

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 31, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Hang out with a Redskins player during Memorial Day weekend?

--

Thought for a time there that we might be see a repeat of the Minnesota Vikings "Love Boat" cruise this past Saturday afternoon when I witnessed a very nice looking yaught skippered by a few playas and supported by numerous young "ladies" finely dressed in skimpy outfits being stopped, inspected and towed into the dock at Georgetown by a couple of police boats. But I guess no charges were filed... or at least no charges were reported... at least in the newspaper of record for our nation's capital.

Posted by: Vic1 | May 31, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, you tell 'em , webbie-prop-job phony psyops spindoctor contrived character "scampbell75"..

I wouldn't have come the back on this Post-psyops spun and septically infected board if it wasn't for the concerted Warmachine mafia's attack on me in music and other media...

Frak

You are full of colorful posts man. Strange how just 10-15 years ago we still had a culture within the music scene comprised of artists who despised the entertainment industry. I remember at 15yrs old, we went to hardcore shows in DC where ANY band signed to a major label wouldn't dare show their face.
Now I think MTV has finally won; kids today don't want to join bands because it is easier to play a video game where you pretend to be in a band. It is easier to text constantly and set up a myspace page to be "internet famous" rather than for doing something creative or insightful. I blame corp america for being corp america, gen x and baby boomer parents for dumbing-down their kids and not passing on cultural values, and the modern liberals for being racist, sexist, and making our kids pusssies.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | May 31, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

"Hang out with a Redskins player during Memorial Day weekend?"

My vote wouldn't necessarily be for a player, but a player's wife.

Let's play some penuckle (pinochle) Christy Cooley..

http://www.zimbio.com/Christy+Oglevee/articles/5/Chris+Cooley+Marries+Ex+Cheerleader

Maybe your best catch yet, #47.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 31, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

MonkeyMayo-

None other then DC's own..............................FUGAZI.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 31, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

You are full of colorful posts man. Strange how just 10-15 years ago we still had a culture within the music scene comprised of artists who despised the entertainment industry. I remember at 15yrs old, we went to hardcore shows in DC where ANY band signed to a major label wouldn't dare show their face.
Now I think MTV has finally won; kids today don't want to join bands because it is easier to play a video game where you pretend to be in a band. It is easier to text constantly and set up a myspace page to be "internet famous" rather than for doing something creative or insightful. I blame corp america for being corp america, gen x and baby boomer parents for dumbing-down their kids and not passing on cultural values, and the modern liberals for being racist, sexist, and making our kids pusssies.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | May 31, 2010 12:23 PM |

I don't think colorful is the term to describe his posts. More like paranoid, delusional, and plagarized straight from some old corporate hate punk. We all know listened to 'em, Black Flag, DK, Circle Jerks, Misfits (although different genre), Fugazi, etc. He ain't even close to original.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 31, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

He ain't even close to original.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 31, 2010 12:45 PM

neither are these... but they're a lot more fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoUAPOUwHqc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxt798CSAeI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gsfxlWk4Ic

politics doesn't have to be boring and mean.

VIVA!

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 31, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

and kudos above to Moe... too many cheladas last night made me miss the obvious punchline.

"Jamais, jamais, jamais manquez de manières. Mais pourquoi?"

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 31, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

He ain't even close to original.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 31, 2010 12:45 PM

neither are these... but they're a lot more fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoUAPOUwHqc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxt798CSAeI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gsfxlWk4Ic

politics doesn't have to be boring and mean.

VIVA!

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 31, 2010 1:20 PM |

Yea, but he ain't a lot more fun. He's closer to boring and sad.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 31, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 31, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

davis is a bum,get rid of him while you still can get something for him

Posted by: DLESMonday | May 31, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins picked up the TE in the draft so they can do a 2 tight end set, but it won't always be davis and Cooley. The guy they picked up will be the blocking TE while Cooley or Davis will be the pass catcher. Also we will have a formidable Goal Line package with Cooley, Davis and the new TE. This will be hard to defend as the Skins will have the ability to go to 3 TE's, the RB or the FB (although all teams have this package none of them have the options of Cooley, Davis, Sellers and the 3 headed dog in the backfield). The new players in this regime have done an excellent job for what they had and should only bring hope to us fans, not criticism!

Posted by: Rep281 | June 1, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

If they put Cooley on the back side and put Davis on the strong side, the defense will shift toward that way and that will Davis will get open and it will open up the strong side for the running game.

Posted by: impervious99 | June 2, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

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