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Texans' offense loaded with weapons

As if facing the Houston Texans was not enough of a challenge for opposing defenses, the fast start of second-year running back Arian Foster provides another major weapon for Coach Gary Kubiak.

Quarterback Matt Schaub passed for the most yards in the league last season, wide receiver Andre Johnson is widely considered the best at his position in the game ("Ain't no question about that," top cornerback DeAngelo Hall said) and then Foster, an undrafted rookie free agent in 2009, opens this season with a 231-yard, three-touchdown performance in an opening victory over Indianapolis.

"Oh, they've got a lot of weapons," defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said. "The quarterback's very special. They got the running back ... and then they got maybe, probably, the best wideout in the league in Andre ... and they're hitting on all cylinders in the run game.

"So it's another challenge. Dallas, I think, was the No. 2 offense in the National Football League. And this was the No. 4 offense, but it's a great challenge for our guys. We'll have fun with it, and hopefully we'll do what we have to do to be effective."

Players plan to, they said.

"Those guys are really good in this offense, which is just like our offense, but their guys been in it a lot longer than our guys," cornerback Carlos Rogers said. "We just all got to do our jobs, communicate out there and play together like we did" against Dallas.

By Jason Reid  |  September 18, 2010; 3:03 PM ET
 
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Texans have weapons? Why are we reading about it at this late date? Did they just trade for the weapons or what?

RI -- "You read it here first!"

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Yeah this is really insider info...

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 18, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I just left a huge offensive weapon in the toilet.

Plop!

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 18, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I know this isn't Redskins related but this sucks:

Patriots fan dies at Gillette Stadium with son at his side
Posted by Michael David Smith on September 18, 2010 3:21 PM ET
The saddest story of Week One of the NFL season happened at Gillette Stadium, where a 40-year-old fan died of a heart attack after a confrontation with a stadium worker over whether his 6-year-old son could step on the field.

The fan, Jeffrey Chartier, was reportedly told by NFL officials before the game that his son, Tedy, could run on the sidelines and take pictures on the field. But witnesses told the Sun Chronicle that a stadium staffer told Chartier that his son couldn't come on the field and was generally "giving him a hard time."

When Chartier's son started crying, Chartier and the stadium worker got into an argument.

"He was saying, 'He's 6 years old. How can you make him cry on opening day when he just had one of the most exciting experiences of his life?'" witness Dwayne Hunter told the Sun Chronicle.

Chartier reportedly collapsed when he got back to his seat and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Firefighters took care of Tedy until his mother arrived.

NECN.com reports that a memorial fund has been established for Chartier's two children.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 18, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

scamp -- I see a law suit. I'll bet the Pats have been trying to keep this covered up.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 18, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

That's horrible...

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 18, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Why do we have to read JReid's assessment of how great the Skins opponent is every week? We get it. JReid thinks every NFL team is more talented to the Skins. Let him think it as we go 11-5. We'd rather hear about how the Skins attack will be more potent against a lesser opposing defense than the Cowboys. Foster rushed for 231 yards against one of the most pathetic run defenses in the NFL.

Posted by: tramellcanady | September 18, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Via twitter

Russellmania09 #Texans RB Arian Foster had only 4 RSH - 18 yards (231 total) when #Colts SS Bob Sanders was in game. Hello @MrLandry30!! #Redskins #NFL

This is encouraging info

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 18, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I was disgusted to see on The NFL Network that Joe Theismann is siding with the Texans! Say it ain't so, Joe.

Look for a low scoring game. The run attack will be expected this week unlike against Indy in week 1 since they were looking for the 2009 pass happy Texans and were caught with their pants down. We'll provide enough pressure on Schaub that he won't have many scoring opportunities. Unfortunately, our offense will still be dealing with their growing pains, but we'll sneak away with another narrow, heart-pounding win! 2-0 baby!!

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | September 18, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Do not concur. Kubiak's offense, being predicated on the Shanahan offense under which he apprenticed, is based on west coast passing with the zone block running game. This has always been what Kubiak has wanted to run. The problem is that Slaton could never be trusted to not fumble the ball and that they just so happened to have some complete studs in the passing game. So the offense got out of balance and the passing game dominated.

With Foster, balance has been restored. The Texans did not enter the Colt game planning to give it to Foster 37 times. And they can not keep giving him that load if they want him to be wroth a fcuk at the end of the year. They shut down the passing game and went all run because the beeyotch Colts defense proved unable to stop Foster, and every Olineman on the team walked by Kubiak and said "lets run it. We're killing them. Just run it."

Kinda like Russ Grimm demanded 11 straight 50 guts to completely cut the nuts off the pokes defense in the NFC championship game in RFK back in the hey day.

Anyway, I look for the Texans to achieve balance in the run/pass... they now have a runner who can pound the rock 20-25 times a game, but rest assured that Johnson, Jones, Daniels and Walter are going to be actively involved.

Its going to be a great game as both teams will be trying to do the same thing to the other team. I thinks its fair to say the Texans Offense is right now better than Redskins Offense, but Redskins Defense is better than the Texans Defense especially with the Texans D down two starters.

I look for a heavy weight fight, and the team who makes the least mistakes and an extra play or two wins the game.

27-20 Redskins. Both teams score 5 times, but the swing is that Texans are forced into 3 FGs instead of 3 TDs.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 18, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

27-20 Redskins. Both teams score 5 times, but the swing is that Texans are forced into 3 FGs instead of 3 TDs.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 18, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

5 scores, (2 td, 3 fg) = 23. Sorry, kaneohe, I'm just a dweeb accountant. But I'll take 27-23. HTTR

Posted by: frediefritz | September 18, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

SkinsfaninKaneohe,
That's a good assessment of the Texans' offense, but I am hoping the Colts helped Foster look good and he really isn't all that. Their offense is run first and if you shut that down, you have a much better chance of beating them. On the other side of the ball, they have injuries in their front seven that we should be able to exploit in the run and short passing game. It should be a good game.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 18, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 3:48 PM

Stick to engineering and scrap giving legal advice. The family can file suit but they got nothing. What's the claim negligent arguing?

Good win by the Ramblin' Wreck today. We'll be better defensively when we're at full strength.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 18, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Stick to engineering and scrap giving legal advice. The family can file suit but they got nothing. What's the claim negligent arguing?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 18, 2010 4:26 PM

LH-- I predicted a suit. I didn't advise one. Family will sue and settle for $50,000 or $100,000. Team won't want a jury trial with a crying widow and a six year old son.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Thanks dweeb accountant, you are correct. Ha.

J/K, good catch.


As for the arguing with stadium security, why did this guy assume or even ask if his kid could go down on the field? Whole thing is a) sad, b) ludicrous.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 18, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

As for the arguing with stadium security, why did this guy assume or even ask if his kid could go down on the field? Whole thing is a) sad, b) ludicrous.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 18, 2010 4:36 PM

The story is that the kid was INVITED to come on the field by NFL officials but that Patriot security wouldn't allow him. That's what they argued about. I can see
"sad" but it's anything but ludicrous.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Why does the WP seem to always promote the other team? We heard alot about how good the other team is on a weekly basis. If you view the other 31 teams local reporting, you don't hear much about how good the other team is. The reporting is mostly about the home team and injury reports and what that needs to do to win.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | September 18, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

beep beep, $50K-$100K? They have no cause of action. No one's giving the family $50K-$100K to go away when they have no case and no chance of recovery. The stadium worker didn't do anything to the guy other than say his son couldn't go on the field.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 18, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

beep beep, $50K-$100K? They have no cause of action. No one's giving the family $50K-$100K to go away when they have no case and no chance of recovery. The stadium worker didn't do anything to the guy other than say his son couldn't go on the field.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 18, 2010 5:00 PM

I'll stick with my prediction -- Patriots will pay the family to go away. Perhaps a generous contribution to the boy's college fund.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Your mom goes to college.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 18, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Why does the WP seem to always promote the other team?

Posted by: kingpenn1

What do ya mean why?Haven't you heard kingpenn,the Texans' offense is loaded with weapons.

Posted by: smittdiddy | September 18, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Fears of Texan weapons mounting at Redskins Park?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 18, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse


ooohhhh poooooopy

Posted by: hessone | September 18, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 3:48 PM

Stick to engineering and scrap giving legal advice. The family can file suit but they got nothing. What's the claim negligent arguing?

POSTED BY: learnedHand1

If I'm a corporation, I don't want you giving legal advice to me. You may know the letter of the law, but just read the reactions to the story here among RI's amateur badazzes and cynics. Then multiply that by the reach of the Boston Globe and WBZ.

The last thing the Pats want is to get a six year old kid up on the stand talking about the "mean man" who made his daddy die. Or the bad press of having the story covered by the Boston media for weeks. Bob Kraft is much too smart to let that happen.

Plus, if they have any evidence showing the kid was cleared onto the field earlier, the child and his family may end up owning the franchise.

The Pats will settle out of court with all parties unable to comment, and the kid will be able to attend Harvard and then, Harvard Law and have enough left over for a down payment on a Beacon Hill condo.

Just be happy the Beepster and I aren't in the jury pool.

Posted by: TheCork | September 18, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Fears of Texan weapons mounting at Redskins Park?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 18, 2010 5:53 PM

Romo, how are they gonna get weapons on the airplane? Homeland Security's gonna shut them down. The best defense is .... a government bureaucracy. "Okay, empty your pockets of weapons and back through the X-Ray again."

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 18, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

How many blumpkins, cleveland steamers, and hot carls have you given out today hessone?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 18, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Look for the Texans to jump out to an early lead and coast to a 41-27 victory

Posted by: coparker5 | September 18, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 18, 2010 6:54 PM

I think I speak for the majority of the people posting on here in thanking you for getting off of the Albert_Haynesworth postings. Your McPoop postings are bad enough but the AH stuff was incredibly bad. Thanks again.

Posted by: RedskinsNow | September 18, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

How many blumpkins, cleveland steamers, and hot carls have you given out today hessone?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 18, 2010 6:54 PM |

Dude - does you owner scoop up after you? You ain't leaving no messes on peeps lawns is you?

Posted by: MrRed | September 18, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

I think I speak for the majority of the people posting on here in thanking you for getting off of the Albert_Haynesworth postings.

Posted by: RedskinsNow | September 18, 2010 7:16 PM |

Peeps in his neighborhood still have issues with him because his owner don't always scoop up after him. Peeps on this blog can always scroll over his postings but you can't do that with a big pile of poop in you yard if you mowing the lawn or raking leaves.

Posted by: MrRed | September 18, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Look for the Texans to jump out to an early lead and coast to a 41-27 victory

Posted by: coparker5 | September 18, 2010 7:15 PM |

Dude - where you live? Poopy has a package he want to drop off with you.

Posted by: MrRed | September 18, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

The Pats will settle out of court with all parties unable to comment, and the kid will be able to attend Harvard and then, Harvard Law and have enough left over for a down payment on a Beacon Hill condo.

Posted by: TheCork | September 18, 2010 5:58 PM |

I'd rather have a row house in the Town.

Posted by: MrRed | September 18, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

There aren't much in the way of grounds for predicting a Skins or Texans victory tomorrow. Both teams won last week employing atypical strategies -- Houston by dominating the ball on the ground, Washington with turnovers and pressure (something they didn't have a lot of last season). The Texans are coming in favored by 3, which is equivalent to a 6 point margin given the game's in Washington. That's about what Dallas came in at. They're clearly the superior offensive club based on what we've seen so far, but somehow I doubt that will make enough difference.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 18, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

"Why does the WP seem to always promote the other team? We heard alot about how good the other team is on a weekly basis. If you view the other 31 teams local reporting, you don't hear much about how good the other team is. The reporting is mostly about the home team and injury reports and what that needs to do to win.Posted by: kingpenn1"

The local reporting I've seen ranges from moderately unbiased to shameless homerism, and there's not much difference between what we get here and what happens in other cities. The exception might be the media in a town that stands to lose its team, like Jacksonville. The media markets I'm most familiar with -- Philly, Minnesota, KC, St Louis, SF, Chicago, Dallas, and Denver -- all devote a fair amount of space to that week's opponent during the season.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 18, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

A win against the Texans would be huge!

That would put them at 1-1 going into a home match-up against the 1-1 Cowgirls. The Texans might just be good and motivated enough to upset the Cowgirls.

If the Texans beat us, my sources in Vegas tell me the Cowgirls will beat them b/c the Texans are not a 3-0 team.

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Damn, I don't like the fact that Vick is the new starter for the Iggles. I was counting on Kolb to lead that team.

Get well soon Kolb.

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

They're clearly the superior offensive club based on what we've seen so far, but somehow I doubt that will make enough difference.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 18, 2010 8:06 PM

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I concur

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Fears of Texan weapons mounting at Redskins Park?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 18, 2010 5:53 PM

Romo, how are they gonna get weapons on the airplane? Homeland Security's gonna shut them down. The best defense is .... a government bureaucracy. "Okay, empty your pockets of weapons and back through the X-Ray again."

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 5:59 PM

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*chuckle*

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Look for the Texans to jump out to an early lead and coast to a 41-27 victory

Posted by: coparker5 | September 18, 2010 7:15 PM


You're nuckin' futs, dude...if the Skins score 27 points, they're not losing. Book it!

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 18, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse


pooooooopy

Posted by: hessone | September 18, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

That's a sad story scamp. Feel bad for that family.

As for the great lawsuit debate, pretty sure you can't sue someone for making you angry. Pfunk, you have an answer for this one?

Posted by: mack1 | September 18, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Like it or not, we weren't gonna produce much offense against the Cowgirl defense. They have a damn good defense which finished 2nd in points per game last year. The pressure they get is ridiculous and they were getting a ton of pressure on us last week.

Mcnabbs pocket presence last week was crucial and it showed. I dunno why ESPN experts were saying we were gonna suck this year. Did they forget who we added to our team? and F Jason Whitlock!

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse


I typed in poopy's name, but you can type in Albert_Haynesworth if you'd like.


http://www.doodie.com/super_hero.php

Posted by: hessone | September 18, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Hessone, I'm not sure that you and poopy understand how ridiculous you guys are coming across. Do you realize that every time you have posted today was simply to try and heckle poopy? This is a Redskins blog and although a lot of us heckle each other up here we generally do not do so exclusively. Try and add something Redskin otherwise.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 18, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Redskins v. Texans:

Whether either lose by a lot or win by a little.

And either event, if the team's overall performance is competitive and efficient it's a victory.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 18, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

scampbell1975 might be on to something hessone.

Do you realize you went to another webpage searching for poopy?

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

A win against the Texans would be huge!

That would put them at 1-1 going into a home match-up against the 1-1 Cowgirls. The Texans might just be good and motivated enough to upset the Cowgirls.

If the Texans beat us, my sources in Vegas tell me the Cowgirls will beat them b/c the Texans are not a 3-0 team.

Posted by: Vicc

Houston is on a five game winning streak dating back to last season and last week's game...
Never trust a bookie or a midget.

Posted by: wjbushsr | September 18, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 18, 2010 8:54 PM |

Didn't throw the first stone scamp. I'll talk football, but poopy speaks a different language altogether.


Posted by: hessone | September 18, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

"Never trust a bookie or a midget."

bookie, annoyed: You! Again?

midget: Yeah, I want to place another bet.

And like the last time, I'm short on money.

(INSERT rimshot audio and bad pun groan.)

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 18, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse


Do you realize you went to another webpage searching for poopy?

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 9:04 PM |

I knew about doodie man long before I knew of poopy. Sorry if you don't see the humor in that one. LMAO

Posted by: hessone | September 18, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheCork | September 18, 2010 5:58 PM

If you're a corporation you would go out of business if you readily settled frivolous claims. If the family files suit, this case likely wouldn't get to a jury if the only thing the stadium worker did was rudely say no letting the kid on the field. It would be dismissed on a motion to dismiss or for summary judgment. And no one's going to stop going to Pats games or buying jerseys if the team doesn't settle.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 18, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

"...but poopy speaks a different language altogether."

Yeah, but when the words aren't flowing easy for poopy, he's able to speak in a dialect called constipation.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 18, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Never trust a bookie or a midget.

Posted by: wjbushsr | September 18, 2010 9:12 PM

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Exactly. That's why the Texans won't go 3-0. Book it

Hessone, I saw more than just the humor in it...

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Poopy isn't a bad guy. Learn to appreciate him hessone. Laugh it off. Or just ignore it. Your current approach makes it look like he's camped in your head laughing his ass off.

Posted by: mack1 | September 18, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Redskins 17

Texans 16

Is it Sunday yet?
Is it Sunday yet?
Is it Sunday yet?

Posted by: abxinc | September 18, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Romo, how are they gonna get weapons on the airplane? Homeland Security's gonna shut them down. The best defense is .... a government bureaucracy. "Okay, empty your pockets of weapons and back through the X-Ray again."

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 5:59 PM

Good one, beeps.

Maybe while you're asking Andre to take off his belt and shoes you could detain him for smuggling raisins or some other threat to national security. I'd sure hate for him to miss the game, though. And he might sue you for misconduct. Maybe you could settle out of court. $50,000?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 18, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Is it me or does it seem that college football teams never run the ball anymore?

And when they do, the quarterback usually gets better yards than the running back.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 18, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

LSU has weapons on D and O, maybe we get some of them next season...

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 18, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Maybe you could settle out of court. $50,000?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 18, 2010 9:41 PM |

I'm not a lawyer, even if I play one on RI. Learnedhand is a lawyer, even if he plays one on RI. He says there's no grounds for a suit. I say, when has that ever stopped anyone? We'll just see, although I would always bet on learnedhand over me.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 18, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8Xqj2F61E

Check out my boy, Bruce Massey. Seneca Valley High, Germantown MD.

He'll be playing at a big D1 school after this season, and youngin' will make it to the NBA.

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

That's cool, beeps. I'm not a doctor, though I sometimes play one on RI. I'd take jm220 over me any day, although he's not a doctor either and I'm pretty sure we're in the same field. Whatevs.

jm220, you still lurking out there? That's another dude whose posts i appreciate that stopped posting on the regular.

Saw moocow posted earlier today-moo, sorry to see you go, but to let trolls actually win? Weak, dude. You still owe me a month of Haynesworth signage.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 18, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

He looks legit, nice link

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 18, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

He looks legit, nice link

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 18, 2010 10:10 PM

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Last time we talked he'd received calls from Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Syracuse.

I watched this kid grow like no one's business, like his body adapted to the game despite his family genetics playing against him. He was made to ball. Work ethic is NBA caliber, he's come too far to fail.

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Gary gives him a call...Maryland needs talent like that

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 18, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Stock Down: Jake Locker, QB Washington Huskies
4-20, 70 yds
1 TD, 2 INTs
11 Rush, 59 yds, 1 TD

4-20...wow.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 18, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 18, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

he is still a good prospect though, just faced a much better team imho

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 18, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Unless it was da '85 Bears...

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 18, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Not so good for the potential #1 pick. SMACK1 could have at least gone 6-20.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 18, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

I feel a lil more confident in our chances tomorrow, but I'm not sold all the way. I know Shanny will do his best to have the whole team focused and prepared, while the defense is gonna rock i believe i jusy don't know if the whole offense is in sync yet. can the O-line perform as one in the zone scheme? is the qb/wr timing any better this week? will Clinton Portis stop leaning to far forward while running (maybe he'll see the holes) here's to sunday may the skins prevail!!!!

Posted by: nflorida1 | September 18, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Stock Down: Jake Locker, QB Washington Huskies
4-20, 70 yds
1 TD, 2 INTs
11 Rush, 59 yds, 1 TD

4-20...wow.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 18, 2010 10:49 PM

Locker is overrated at this point as a qb. Good athlete, but give me the Andrew Lucks of the world

Posted by: TWISI | September 18, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Keenum looks like he just got an MCL. Too bad, I was looking forward to seeing him play.

Posted by: TWISI | September 18, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

What a ballsy call by Dantonio of MSU with the fake FG....

TWISI- we hopefully won't be in the market for a first RD QB but Locker is the Athlete, Luck is the Cerebral one and Mallett is the prototypical QB.

All three will go in the top 10 unless Locker has a few games like today.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 18, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

just read the mease article about Williams and Samuels, good stuff. I sometimes forget D. Green/ S. Taylor weren't the last true Redskins. Samuels is doing this kid a huge service. if Trent holds super Mario without a sack, life will be great!!!

Posted by: nflorida1 | September 19, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

"LSU has weapons on D and O, maybe we get some of them next season..."

The Florida Gators have a speed back named Demps who looks like he might be a fine D. Sproles-type.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 19, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

"...we hopefully won't be in the market for a first RD QB..."


If the team likes J Beck much as it seems, he may be the guy who grooms to start at the end of whatever extension McNabb signs.

And, if we are lucky, we can trade out of round one, acquire picks, trade AH, acquire picks, and have a pocketful of mid-round picks with which to rebuild the team.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 19, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Moe- Beck was a nice pickup via trade for a guy that will be delivering your packages next week. It's a shame because he could have been destined for a dutch masters commercial deal if he could have stuck with a Ravens team destined for a deep playoff run.

Anyways Beck is on his 3rd team in 3 years and is 29 yrs old. If I'm a betting man, which I am...I bet that he doesn't get a snap this year and will lucky to be on his 4th team in 4 years next year.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 19, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

"If you're a corporation you would go out of business if you readily settled frivolous claims. If the family files suit, this case likely wouldn't get to a jury if the only thing the stadium worker did was rudely say no letting the kid on the field. It would be dismissed on a motion to dismiss or for summary judgment. And no one's going to stop going to Pats games or buying jerseys if the team doesn't settle."

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 18, 2010 9:24 PM

Cosign. There's no liability here unless it could somehow be shown that the guy had a duty to let the kid on the field (doubtful) AND that it could reasonably have been forseen that the father would have a heart attack if the kid wasn't let out onto the field (no way). It's a non-starter.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | September 19, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

"If you're a corporation you would go out of business if you readily settled frivolous claims."

Guess it depends on your definition of frivolous. I can think of half a dozen examples of lawsuits that appeared without merit on the surface that eventually wound up in settlement, and a generous one.

An example is that attorney in Vegas who's been buying up the rights to newspaper articles and then filing suit against websites that run quotes without permission. Most of those apparently settle.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 19, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

"There's no liability here unless it could somehow be shown that the guy had a duty to let the kid on the field (doubtful) AND that it could reasonably have been forseen that the father would have a heart attack if the kid wasn't let out onto the field (no way). It's a non-starter."Posted by: rufus_t_firefly"

Suppose the argument was more heated than we've heard? Suppose threats were made? Suppose the employee put his hands on the customer? Suppose a witness says the citizen exhibited signs of distress that the employee ignored? Suppose, suppose, suppose... that's the stuff lawsuits are made of.

To say it's a non-starter -- that's impossible pending the details. And you bet your bippy the Skins would consider settling rather than go to court -- and they can afford it.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 19, 2010 12:53 AM | Report abuse

As a lawsuit, it really is a non-starter. Might as well sue McDonalds for the heart attack.

However, it could be a PR nightmare for the Pats. Its blackmail ... and really, if Belicheat pays the tab, would that seem fair?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 19, 2010 1:11 AM | Report abuse

Funny how when talking about the Texans' offensive weapons no one mentions their offensive line. I think their line is very average and if the Colts defense wasn't built on speed and not size, they probably could have contained Foster. I like our chances. Maybe the team runs a little more 4-3 in this one to help shut down the run.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 19, 2010 4:07 AM | Report abuse

Moe- Beck was a nice pickup via trade for a guy that will be delivering your packages next week. It's a shame because he could have been destined for a dutch masters commercial deal if he could have stuck with a Ravens team destined for a deep playoff run.

Anyways Beck is on his 3rd team in 3 years and is 29 yrs old. If I'm a betting man, which I am...I bet that he doesn't get a snap this year and will lucky to be on his 4th team in 4 years next year.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 19, 2010 12:33 AM
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Not sharing your outlook on Beck. I think he throws a pretty good ball - better than Grossman at least - with accuracy. He has some mechanics problems - a 3/4 sidearm throw - that leads to passes getting knocked down but he has the mobility to roll out and get away from defenders with raised arms. Plus, he is smart. If you look at where he has been and his injuries, I don't think he has been given a fair shake. He's no future Joe Montana, but I could see him taking Grossman's job after a year learning the offense. Grossman has done an adequate job this preseason, but I look at Grossman's value as only being high because of his familiarity with the offense. The guy still makes some really bad mental errors and he throws a lot of wobblers.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 19, 2010 4:40 AM | Report abuse

One thing about Beck... He can sure pinch a loaf, especially in a pinch.

Uh oh. I sharted. That's gonna leave a stain.

Hess is a punk.

Diesel, I disagree, too about Beck. He doesn't suck. Not sure about Rich DoTell, or whatever his name is. DoTell... Hmmm. It has Do in it, phonetically, "Doo." As in, "Doo Doo."

Maybe I should give this DoTell kid another look. He seems to have promise.

I just Blarted that out, didn't I? Sorry ablart that. Must be the McPoopy Soup. They're billing it as "Soup Du Jour." Don't bite.

Book It!

Posted by: Double_Handle | September 19, 2010 6:09 AM | Report abuse

The guy still makes some really bad mental errors and he throws a lot of wobblers.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 19, 2010 4:40 AM

Better to throw wobblers than to drop them in the toilet like your boy Rudolph Hessone does.

Ever tried to clean up after a wobbler? Not fun.

PS - Poopy_McPoop is a football genius.
(you did notice the underscore, also known as the "_," didn't you? I mean, I couldn't make it more obvious that I'm the real Poopster)

Posted by: Double_Handle | September 19, 2010 6:16 AM | Report abuse

Lets hope my screen name says it all this Sunday...HTTR!

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 19, 2010 6:42 AM | Report abuse

(you did notice the underscore, also known as the "_," didn't you? I mean, I couldn't make it more obvious that I'm the real Poopster)

Posted by: Double_Handle | September 19, 2010 6:16 AM |

The underscore is to hessone as the double move is to Carlos Rogers. "Nothin' you can do about the double move."

Posted by: beep-beep | September 19, 2010 7:17 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: Double_Handle | September 19, 2010 6:16 AM |

The underscore is to hessone as the double move is to Carlos Rogers. "Nothin' you can do about the double move."

Posted by: beep-beep | September 19, 2010 7:17 AM |

and the intercepted pass is to beep-beep as the incompleted pass is to stone fingers.LMAO


Posted by: hessone | September 19, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse


Clinton hasn't thrown at TD pass since 2007. Could today be the day he does ? Look for a CP pass if we're inside the red zone on first down. Just a hunch of course.


Posted by: hessone | September 19, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Double_Handle | September 19, 2010 6:16 AM |

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very clever handle...especailly considering all the hoopla about who's who with these handles lately....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 19, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: hessone | September 19, 2010 8:30 AM
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possible...it'll be nice.

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 19, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse


Double_Handle | September 19, 2010 6:16 AM |

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very clever handle...especailly considering all the hoopla about who's who with these handles lately....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 19, 2010 8:34 AM |

It's more obvious than clever.

Posted by: hessone | September 19, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

section 102

Posted by: noah_count | September 19, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Check out my boy, Bruce Massey. Seneca Valley High, Germantown MD.

He'll be playing at a big D1 school after this season, and youngin' will make it to the NBA.

Posted by: Vicc | September 18, 2010 10:01 PM |

Vicc,

My daughters will go to Seneca Valley in a few years Massey is a beast.

Do you ever get over to any games?

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 19, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

I was pretty optimistic leading up to this game... now it's gameday and I feel like we're going to lose.

I didn't even feel THIS nervous with the Cowgirls game... maybe it's because now we actually did win our first game, expectations rise. I don't have a good feeling today. Everyone on our offense needs to step it up this afternoon... like BIG time. McNabb, DT and all recievers, CP & LJ.... we need at least 24 points.

(Sorry for my freaking out!)

Posted by: rachel216 | September 19, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse


(Sorry for my freaking out!)

Posted by: rachel216 | September 19, 2010 9:25 AM |

Don't worry rach, the Skins will be alright today. Cook it !

Posted by: hessone | September 19, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse


Texans' offense loaded with weapons

By Jason Reid | September 18, 2010; 3:03 PM ET

How about some more breaking news?

"Texans will start 11 guys on offense, but 11 different guys on defense"

"Texans have come a long way since expansion"

"Texans once passed on Reggie Bush"

"Texans won't trade for Albert Haynesworth"


Come on, Reid, get us pumped up for this game. You can do it.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 19, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

"Come on, Reid, get us pumped up for this game. You can do it.Posted by: beep-beep"

Get Redskins fans pumped for a game? Looks to me like they're pretty pumped already.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 19, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse


"Come on, Reid, get us pumped up for this game. You can do it.Posted by: beep-beep"

Get Redskins fans pumped for a game? Looks to me like they're pretty pumped already.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 19, 2010 10:04 AM |

Wish it were a 1:00p game, I'm pumped !


Posted by: hessone | September 19, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Things I'd like to see:

On offense

1. I'd like to see D Young rotated into the game every three series. Sellers missed numerous blocks, a trend over the last couple of years, and had dropped several balls last week. Let the youngster get some live action.

2. More two TE sets. Davis should be matched up against this LB and safety group in the passing game. Seam pass He didn't have a good game blocking inline. Hopefully he can be more effective blocking while split out.

On defense:

1. More 4-3 looks. Didn't get the one Dlman down on third and short last week. This week, it important to control the run with the front 7, and switching occasionally from 3 to 4 man fronts and vice versa late in the snap count may provide enough confusion. Also, I thin Carter should be more effective rushing from a three point stance occasionally.

2. Carricker over at NT on run downs. Houston's center allegedly has issues with big NT. Makke should be fine but will need a breather. I don;t trust AH to play the correct run gap. Carriker should be physical enough to handle this center. AH and Vonnie should be the Dlmen on passing downs to provide pressure up the middle to force Schaub out of his comfort zone.

Posted by: TWISI | September 19, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

(Sorry for my freaking out!)

Posted by: rachel216 | September 19, 2010 9:25 AM |

Don't worry rach, the Skins will be alright today. Cook it !

Posted by: hessone

PLEASE be right, hessone!!! I will thank you if we win.

Posted by: rachel216 | September 19, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

2. Carricker over at NT on run downs. Houston's center allegedly has issues with big NT. Makke should be fine but will need a breather. I don;t trust AH to play the correct run gap. Carriker should be physical enough to handle this center. AH and Vonnie should be the Dlmen on passing downs to provide pressure up the middle to force Schaub out of his comfort zone.

Posted by: TWISI | September 19, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

I agree AH is a liability defending the run. Maybe he will play DE more.

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 19, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

To the posters above complaining that Theisman is picking against the Redskins, get a clue. He works for the NFL Network. His job is to provide OBJECTIVE analysis. If he favors the Redskins in that job, he should be fired.

Posted by: randysbailin | September 19, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Gameday fellas.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 19, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

J Reid, I found the RI articles extra boring this week and the columnists also droned on about the same topics.

I really don't care about the Texans or that we have all of their coaches. Anything really going on with the Redskins?

A few opposition articles is welcomed, but that was over on Tuesday.

Posted by: jjredskins | September 19, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: randysbailin | September 19, 2010 10:53 AM

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He picked the 'Skins last week, and everyone on the NFL Network was baffled.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 19, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

If Schaub isn't on his back or hurried for the majority of the game we are in trouble. Our safetys in coverage are below average at best. We will probably stuff the run and force them to pass which is a death wish if Schaub has time.

Posted by: murphyz703 | September 19, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

ALERT: The Texans are staying at the Fairmont at 24th and M St NW. 5 buses and police motorcade. They'll be departing within the next half hour I am told. Any Redskins fans in the area should come down and wear your colors....

Posted by: RambleOn | September 19, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Theisman also said he was a Redskin and apologized for the pick. I'm glad he wasn't a homer like all of us.

Posted by: murphyz703 | September 19, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

HAYNESWORTH.........Faking or real? Or maybe.........

Think SHANNY and BIG AL had it out in practice, and the HC told him he wasn't going to play at all this week? Wouldn't surprise me.

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 19, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

@rachel216,
don't you know hessone is really Albert_Haynesworth, Poopy Mcpoop and everyone else including myself on here.
also has playaction thrown anymore fresh lines your way recently? I'm sure he's thinkin you're the hottest person to freak out before a skins game. playaction is also hessone

Posted by: nflorida1 | September 19, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Yea - nay?

Posted by: glawrence007 | September 19, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

The offense steps up this week against a weak defense. Our defense is not the Colts, we are much better on that side of the ball.

I'm curious to see if they put the big Carlos Rogers or DeAngelo Hall on Andre Johnson.

The crowd helps out again and we win this game today. 28-20

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 19, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheCork | September 18, 2010 5:58 PM

If you're a corporation you would go out of business if you readily settled frivolous claims. If the family files suit, this case likely wouldn't get to a jury if the only thing the stadium worker did was rudely say no letting the kid on the field. It would be dismissed on a motion to dismiss or for summary judgment. And no one's going to stop going to Pats games or buying jerseys if the team doesn't settle.

Posted by: learnedhand1 |


I'll see you in court, counsellor.

We agree on one thing, it won't go to trial. I say the Pats settle because like it or not, a confrontation between an employee and a customer that leads to the death of a father before his six year old son is not "frivolous." It is a potential public relations nightmare.

The Pats are not "some corporation," a fact a sharp lawyer would quickly remind them of. They are a major civic entity.

Frivolous? didn't a guy sue a dry cleaner for $50 million for ruining his pants recently? Yeah, you fight that (and win). But the Pats aren't a small time dry cleaner.

Neither of us know what the exchange was, whether the employee was merely "Boston rude," or truly was so offensive that testimony to that effect, and the sad face on the six year old kid would sway the jury to a huge settlement.

Some judges might summarily dismiss--hey it's Boston--but that's spinning the chamber on a loaded weapon.

Intentional infliction of emotional distress is one area a lawyer could exploit. As far as "settling," I'm guessing the Pats have insurance, and they would VERY MUCH want this lawsuit to go away. They don't want media coverage to give the perception that the Pats killed Dad. A Hollywood truth applies even in Boston. "Perception IS reality."

It’s not like the guy slipped and fell. He freaking died. Are you worried that every time someone dies after being rudely treated by a Pats employee will now demand settlements?

Again, by settling early with a covenant restricting comment by all parties follows the accepted PR principle of getting something negative out of the media early and decisively.

You have to think of this matter not just legally but image-wise. This is a team with a coach accused of cheating recently, they don't need to be accused of killing customers.

Nope, kid's family can get a settlement, or my name's not Allen Shore.

Posted by: TheCork | September 19, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Want to know what to look for?

Here's the real key.

Can we get to 2nd and 7 or more -- and then hold them. vs the Jets (1st half when starters were out) and vs dallas, if our defense got to 2nd and 7 or more, the chance that the other team got a fresh set of downs was less than 25% ('cept the last 'puke drive where they went 4 downs).

Schaub has a better offense, better weapons and he's more experienced. He's less likely to be fooled by whatever Haslett has drawn up. To me, Haslett's defense is going to be nasty to inexperienced QBs or offenses with easily exploited problems (no run game, alex barron, etc).

The question is will a solid offense with a veteran QB get fooled by Haslett's schemes? Or will Schaub do a good job reading the defense and pick apart a defense built on gadgets?

I think we find out today whether we have a gadget defense or a real one.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 19, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Houston will get theirs on offense, but we'll also force mistakes. Tally two sacks for Po, one for Landry with a forced fumble. Carlos gets his first pick of the year as well.

Look for our offense to start clicking in spurts this game, with Clinton heating up a little earlier than week 1, third quarter for his first rushing TD. While Cooley will get his 6-8 catches, McNabb will spread the ball a little bit more to the other receivers, with Fred Davis having an expanded roll in the pass game.

They've got weapons, but so do we. 31-21 Skins.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 19, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Come on, Reid, get us pumped up for this game. You can do it.

Posted by: beep-beep

Not his yob. Try Redskins,com

Posted by: TheCork | September 19, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I got Redskins 31-24, with Houston scoring a final TD in the last 2 minutes to make the game closer than what it was.

Here's my take... First of all... This is the NFC Beast... we are physical, in your face football... The Colts were done the moment Bob Sanders went out of the game... The Colts defense is built to protect leads by rushing the QB, but they are terribly soft against the run especially without Sanders.

Today... The Redskins are going to load the box & keep Arian Foster's damage to a minimum while their secondary is going to dominate this game... Sure they'll bend some, but they'll create some turnovers also. On offense, were going to spread the field & take advantage of the Texans CB's... This team lost their #1 CB in the offseason (Dunta Robinson) & he hasn't been replaced.

Prediction: I got DT #11 scoring on a deep one today to get the monkey off his back. I still think he is our #2 but he is a slow learner which is why they are making him earn his way. I just have a feeling, they'll dial something up with him as #3-4 WR on some packages.

Posted by: tony325 | September 19, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

did anyone hear Jimmie Johnson just give props to Joe Gibbs? he said " I learned from Joe Gibbs never leave time on the clock for the other team to score" also just wikipedia'd Michel Shanahan a very good read indeed. rachel216 this would definitely help calm your nerves

Posted by: nflorida1 | September 19, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

not his yob? that's Germantown slang Cork, you from there?

Posted by: nflorida1 | September 19, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Clutch is an American rock band from Germantown, Maryland, formed in 1990.

Skins 24 Texans 20.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 19, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

orange crush was also a good local band. J ay Glazer was talking about AH being deactivated but i was listening to 980.com on headphones. anyone hear what he said?

Posted by: nflorida1 | September 19, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

fatty beeps

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 19, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

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