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The Afternoon Practice Report

The world remains upside down -- the Redskins' offense again is wearing dark jerseys, the defense white; all are in full pads.

Malcolm Kelly is doing more in this practice than earlier this week; he's involved in team drills and not just plays limited to the running game. He is trying to run some routes at full speed with the second-string offense facing the first-string defense.

Devin Thomas is getting reps with the first team in some formations.

Todd Wade and LaRon Landry are not in pads and are working out on their own witrh trainers. We won't see them this weekend.

I do not see Matt Sinclair. Perhaps he is out there and I haven't tracked him down yet.
He missed practice yesterday with back spasms but Jim Zorn expects to have him back for Saturdays game at Carolina. Jason Goode remains out with turf toe.

Also, for any of you guys who may have a thing for refs, here's a note:

In his full-time job, Tony Michalek, the NFL umpire who is working Redskins-Panthers on Saturday, is USA Football's director of officiating. Michalek travels the country to work two dozen officiating schools and seminars each year for USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels. USA Football is based in Tysons Corner.

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Gold medal!

Posted by: First | August 20, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

50th!

Posted by: tard | August 20, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

getting some breathing space here, guessing it won't last long

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

And, by this logic, they would have had a greater chance if we'd picked them in the first round. Gack.

Who could we have chosen in the draft who would have had a greater chance of becoming a #1?

Posted by: Mull It | August 20, 2008 2:00 PM

Mull It, just reporting the history. Your mileage may vary :)

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

btw, Alex, on that link to the WaPo pix for the new unis, it was extremely UNCOOL not to provide advance warning about the appearance of the guy in the sunglasses in the second picture. That one game me the willies, esp. the Bob Seger tune spinning in my head.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Good 4 him. Why don't they control refs for the NFL though? A unbiased outside body is a good thing for reffs isnt it?

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

sorry, but one of the few where you can clearly see the break in the red line. FYI al CrazyCruze is in the pic

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Hello AL Zeke,

Not arguing, but I thought of Brad Johnson.
He was drafted pretty low wasn't he?
Or am I mistaken?

How about Rich Gannen?

Both QB team to SB and both had been let go by our Skins.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 20, 2008 2:01 PM

Ray

Brad Johnson, 9th round
Gannon, 4th round

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

At what point do we officially (and by consensus) hit the panic button regarding Landry? I'm getting that sinking feeling that I had when Portis was having his preseason hammy blues ...

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

for stats, drafts and the like, best site I've seen is:

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Sween
I know what you mean. I will be losing it if he is not practicing week before the Gints game.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

for stats, drafts, maps, such as, best site I've seen is:

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:12 PM

Edited for content. You're welcome.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Question for all up on the blog: What should I make of my weird obsession with wanting a minor league for the NFL? Is there a way to cure such a disease? Football is being played right now yet I still wish there was a developmental league on at the same time.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Springbrook in Silver Spring.
School of our P Diddy and Lisa's Shawn Springs.......
Posted by: 4th | August 20, 2008 1:45 PM

Shawn Springs went to Springbrook in Silver Spring?
Isn't that just............springy.........

Posted by: dlhaze | August 20, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

chest-nuts

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Question for all up on the blog: What should I make of my weird obsession with wanting a minor league for the NFL? Is there a way to cure such a disease? Football is being played right now yet I still wish there was a developmental league on at the same time.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:21 PM

I think it's called college football. Just ask the truth.

Posted by: dlhaze | August 20, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

At what point do we officially (and by consensus) hit the panic button regarding Landry? I'm getting that sinking feeling that I had when Portis was having his preseason hammy blues ...

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:11 PM

The season is lost for Landry. Landry is a true Vet. He can't just jump right in. The are alot of known unknowns and unknown knowns with him at the moment. I can see Landry telling the reporters when he finally speaks, "It is waht is."

You heard it here 1st from Negative Nancy....

Posted by: 4th | August 20, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

deeze-nuts?

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

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:21 PM

I think it's called college football. Just ask the truth.


Posted by: dlhaze | August 20, 2008 2:23 PM

But apparently people get PO'd if you try to talk about it too much.

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

I think it's called college football. Just ask the truth.
Posted by: dlhaze | August 20, 2008 2:23 PM

Doesn't do anything for me.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Question for all up on the blog: What should I make of my weird obsession with wanting a minor league for the NFL? Is there a way to cure such a disease?

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:21 PM


No

Posted by: | August 20, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Getting caught up...

Why is there such a thing as Men's Vogue?

Agree with cL on Bob Costas. I've regarded him for a long time as the single best broadcaster on television (not just sports television). I wish they showed re-runs of his old interview show "Later" that used to run after Letterman on NBC.

Agree with sween on Landry. I'm now officially nervous about his return.

Posted by: freakzilla | August 20, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I meant to say he is NOT a true vet..

Posted by: 4th | August 20, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

BIG BLUE!

Posted by: New York baller | August 20, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Agree to agree to agree?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Question for all up on the blog: What should I make of my weird obsession with wanting a minor league for the NFL? Is there a way to cure such a disease?

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:21 PM

Watch old tapes of the XFL

Posted by: Skinz | August 20, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

BIG BLUE!

Posted by: New York baller | August 20, 2008 2:27 PM

IBM!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I still wish there was a developmental league on at the same time.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:21 PM

There is, but its only development for special teams play ... its called Arena Football ... fewer players on the field, almost everyone is an eligible receiver and everyone has to tackle well, including the kicker. On the continuum of scoring pace and ranges (btwn the low/no scoring ties of soccer and the hundreds of points scored in basketball), its closer to basketball ... if you look away, you miss two or three scores.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Stepping in for...

BIG BLUE NADS!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly is doing more in this practice than earlier this week; he's involved in team drills and not just plays limited to the running game. He is trying to run some routes at full speed with the second-string offense facing the first-string defense.
Jason Goode remains out with turf toe.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Even if (and I'm starting to think its a big if) Landry returns to practice sometime next week, do you think he'll even be ready to go for the Giants game? How much conditioning work has he been able to do? I hope this is not one of those injuries that lingers all year.

Posted by: Rusty | August 20, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas is getting reps with the first team in some formations.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Landry is a pansy, just like that sissy dancer Jason Taylor. Shoulda went with the surgery, if it was this bad.

Posted by: Shamis McBundy | August 20, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Alex, NFL Europe was supposed to be that. The NFL pulled it because it was losing $$. Seemed shortsighted to me, but can't argue with the cash flow that comes from owning an NFL team.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Marcus Washington is in full pads and is practicing but is resting in some team drills eith a minor hip issue.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

some guys played well in Canada and came to the NFL. Jeff Garcia and Warren Moon among them

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

The NFL and college football are quite happy with the arrangement they have.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

had to step away ... any updates on Boldin?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Springs was indeed a SHS Blue Devil, class of 94, I think.

Posted by: P Diddy | August 20, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, you're a tool. Although not an update.

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Greg, you're from Boston?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

EAGLES’ CURTIS NEEDS SPORTS HERNIA SURGERY
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 20, 2008, 1:50 p.m.
The Philadelphia Eagles have lost their No. 1 receiver for what is being described as “a significant amount of time.”

Coach Andy Reid confirmed today that wide receiver Kevin Curtis will have sports hernia surgery. Curtis got hurt in Thursday’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. He attempted to practice but hasn’t been able to go full speed since.

Reid said the Eagles will not bring in another wide receiver, and the starters heading into Friday’s preseason game at New England will be rookie DeSean Jackson and either Hank Baskett or Greg Lewis. Reggie Brown is out with a hamstring injury.

In his first four seasons in the NFL, Curtis was mostly a role player and third receiver for the Rams. But after signing with the Eagles last year Curtis had his best season, leading the Eagles with 1,110 receiving yards on 77 catches.

Posted by: from pft | August 20, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Which I guess I am stuck with my obsession for ever. Until I can somehow get in touch with the NFL and convince them to do it.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

South of Boston.

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"Some guys played well in Canada and came to the NFL. Jeff Garcia and Warren Moon among them"

Um don't forget Thesiman!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

so you're accustomed to opinionated fans, might even be one, yes?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

or I mean Theisman!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Joe Thiesman played three years in Canada before he had some success in the NFL.

Posted by: Mark in 21132 | August 20, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

dam I suk at spellin'.....

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Reid said the Eagles will not bring in another wide receiver, and the starters heading into Friday’s preseason game at New England will be rookie DeSean Jackson and either Hank Baskett or Greg Lewis. Reggie Brown is out with a hamstring injury.

Posted by: from pft | August 20, 2008 2:41 PM

In other words, the Eagles are working the phones like dial-a-porn to find another receiver!

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

He was def gone after I came. But he did come and speak to us when we were in the weight room during the summer and he acted just as does on TV now.

I think he was sophmore and he had a lot of Gold. A lot of it............

Posted by: 4th | August 20, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Andy Reid's speed dial has got nothin' on Vinny Cerrato's.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Boldin to the Eagles might be OK ... b/c they have no serious #2 receiver, much less a #1 or #3.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

A sports Hernia basically will take a year to recover.

Just ask McNabb and Shawn Springs......

This should move us ahead of Philly for cellar dwellars by bone headed analysts predicting the season......

Posted by: 4th | August 20, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Pick me pick me!!

Posted by: Jimmy Farris | August 20, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

CL, we both do - the correct speling is Theismann.

Posted by: Mark in 21132 | August 20, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

No pick me, I'm much funnier and hottier.

Posted by: Anna Farris | August 20, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Alex, I think that thing you cited above qualifies as a uniform change. I think that's the equipment manager's way of ensuring some of the shoulder stripes are on display even though the way most players prefer to wear their sleeves nowadays (high and tight, such as) obscures the full stripes.

So instead of only seeing a little bit of the top stripe on each sleeve, or perhaps seeing no stripe at all, you get a little bit of BOTH stripes.

One man's opinion...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 20, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

accustomed to well informed fans, yup.

accustomed to fans based in REALITY, you bet.

accustomed to fans who have no idea what they're talking about. No.

What you're asking to happen, is just foolish, as well as IMPOSSIBLE. You've become like the truth with UGA.

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Bone me! Bone me!

Posted by: Anna Farris | August 20, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

+++Boldin likely? No. Possible? Yes

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 12:28 PM+++


That would require Vinny Ceratto to admit HE SCREWED UP THE LAST DRAFT!!!

SSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHH!

He has Snyder convinced he's a Personnel GENIUS!!!

Tell me, after your THREE TOP PICKS are receivers, how do you go in to Dan and say we need $40-50 million and a couple picks to get this WR from Arizona cuz the ones I got SUCK?

I don't think they suck, (yet) but that's the message. NO WAY Ceratto does that. Guys a corporate survivor. Corporate survivors assign blame, not accept it.

Next topic.

Posted by: Corkczar | August 20, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly is doing more in this practice than earlier this week

Devin Thomas is getting reps with the first team in some formations.

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 2:33 PM

Woooo! Is it just me, or are these guys set to lead the pack for Rookie of the Year?

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 20, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I hope the cowboys go 0-16 this year

Posted by: teechur | August 20, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

dam I suk at spellin'.....

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 2:56 PM

Wale, yu sulud lurn haow to spale furst, jeannius.

Posted by: Dexter Manley (circa 1982) | August 20, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Corkczar--

You're doing a flip-flop on Cerrato. Just last week you were up here telling us how great he was, now you don't like him? Come on, man, make up your mind.

Posted by: d-bag | August 20, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

In other words, the Eagles are working the phones like dial-a-porn to find another receiver!

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:56 PM

1-900-HOTBODY?

Posted by: Red of the DMV | August 20, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

accustomed to well informed fans, yup.

accustomed to fans based in REALITY, you bet.

accustomed to fans who have no idea what they're talking about. No.

What you're asking to happen, is just foolish, as well as IMPOSSIBLE. You've become like the truth with UGA.

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:01 PM

Oh yeah, Boston sports fans have been grounded in sanity for decades. I mean, that "Curse of the Bambino" thing ... grounded in reality. I mean "Jesus saves, Esposito scores on the rebound". Reality based fans.

Very funny.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

dial-a-porn to find another receiver!

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:56 PM

I am a wide receiver and split end but not a tight end

Posted by: Jenna Jameson | August 20, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Here is some good news.

So far, the Cowgirls have really stunk it up in preseason (0-2).


"...the Cowboys have had two mistake-filled and penalty-plagued games against San Diego and Denver, not that kind of performances anticipated for a team with such high expectations."

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d80a2082c&template=with-video&confirm=true

Posted by: SCSkins | August 20, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

did alex##### ever get the stones laid to him by the chantillyvanilly person?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Shamis McBundy | August 20, 2008 2:33 PM

Think you menat, 'Shamus'.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

In other words, the Eagles are working the phones like dial-a-porn to find another receiver!

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 2:56 PM

No way. They'll wait and snag someone off the Giants' practice squad. Preferably, someone tall who played college ball with McNabb.

Posted by: Mull It | August 20, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

How long have you lived in Boston al? Or was that merely heresay, and guessing on your part??

Look, the Redskins are not trading for Boldin, for many reasons, one of which just so happens to be that THEY CAN'T do this trade with the cap being the way it is. Continuing to trumpet this idea, just makes you seem foolish, and misguided.

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Cork -- not saying its gonna happen. But you draft all those WRs because you've got a problem. Do these guys solve the problem? The answer is maybe. There's lot to criticize with the Spaghetti Gang, but these guys know that both Thomas and Kelly are maybe's. They also know that Boldin does solve the problem.

If the Spaghetti Gang thinks Zorn is a good coach and Campbell is going to play well this year, they try to get Boldin because he can put this team into serious Super Bowl contention this year. If they don't believe Campbell is a solid QB and are hedging on Zorn, then they don't make a move.

Added bonus to the post, its sure to tick off Greg


Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

+++Corkczar--

You're doing a flip-flop on Cerrato. Just last week you were up here telling us how great he was, now you don't like him? Come on, man, make up your mind.

Posted by: d-bag | August 20, 2008 3:05 PM+++

Nope. Never said he could pick high-rounders. Ask Brownwood.

Said he's good at picking low rounders. (Golston, Monty, Moore, Horton, Richardson, Brooks, Jackson).

Posted by: Corkczar | August 20, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

So, are we trading for Boldin?

Posted by: Late to the talks... | August 20, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I recalled you lived in Boston Greg, but my memory goes in and out on stuff like that. I've been to Boston a lot, but never lived there.

As for Boldin, I agree that $$$ is a stumbling block. But I also know the history of the Spaghetti Gang in playing with the cap. They can be very creative.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Antawn Boldin on the blocks? we got to make happen. trade for Antwaan boldin vinny

Posted by: loves me some Anthony Boldin | August 20, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I am a wide receiver and split end but not a tight end

Posted by: Jenna Jameson | August 20, 2008 3:11 PM

Do you do end-around reverses? Or do you settle for modesty and just prefer the ol' backside reverse?

Have we ever worked together?

Posted by: Peter North | August 20, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Reggie Brown = a true #1 WR

stop the hate

HI HATERS HI HATERS HI HATERS


and my opinion of Boldin has been slightly swayed, but not hardcore swayed.

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

al, lol, if you think making yourself look like an idiot makes me angry, you're sorely mistaken. I feel badly for you...

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I can also throw a perfect strike!

Posted by: Anquan Bowlin' | August 20, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

al, lol, if you think making yourself look like an idiot makes me angry, you're sorely mistaken. I feel badly for you...

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:21 PM

Go read some of your posts. You sound angry. Do like some and ignore or laugh.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

F UGA

F the Eagles

Thus double F Reggie Brown!!!!!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

beep beep a deep

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

This is the Bidwells we are talking about. They would take Thrash and a Ham Sandwich. Make it happen.

Posted by: Trade Talks | August 20, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

No way the eagles are working the phone. Andy reid said they were not, and he doesnt lie. only vinny lies about stuff like that

Posted by: Great one | August 20, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

al, lol, if you think making yourself look like an idiot makes me angry, you're sorely mistaken.

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:21 PM

Yes, al, not angry -- only righteously indignant, aggravated, and irritated, which is way different.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

"The world remains upside down -- the Redskins' offense again is wearing dark jerseys, the defense white; all are in full pads."

It's the Bizarro Redskins!

Posted by: Shock | August 20, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

50th!

Posted by: tard | August 20, 2008 2:04 PM

That is GA Tech math for you.

Posted by: ANON | August 20, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Al Zeke,
So, I was correct concerning Brad Johnson but incorrect regarding Rich Gannon.

Thanks, interesting work!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 20, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

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