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The tests keep coming for rookie left tackle Williams

Rookie left tackle Trent Williams fared well against Dallas star linebacker DeMarcus Ware in Washington's season-opening victory, and the Redskins hope Williams performs similarly during his Week 2 challenge against Houston Pro Bowl defensive end Mario Williams.

Ware sacked quarterback Donovan McNabb once and had a strong game overall, but Trent Williams performed about as well as could be expected in making his regular-season debut against an elite pass rusher. The Redskins play host to the Texans on Sunday at FedEx Field, and Mario Williams is among the league's top defensive ends.

"Trent did a great job of what we asked him to do," quarterback Donovan McNabb said of his left tackle in the opener. "You've got to remember that DeMarcus [Ware] is a great player. Now, he's going up against a different type of defensive end, different style, and a bigger guy.

"He (Mario Williams) may not be as quick as DeMarcus, but he's a strong guy and he's established himself over the years as well as being a dominant force. Every week is going to be tough for Trent and he understands that. I definitely have confidence in Trent and the things he's going to be able to do in the future."

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
 
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Didn't we already do this post a few days ago? Time to move on. What's Haynesworth's mood today? What are the trade prospects?

Posted by: beep-beep | September 16, 2010 6:11 AM | Report abuse

TW71 will be just fine...Shanahan thought enough of the kid that he didn't get a lot of help in that game. All things considered, he was the best blocker we had on the field that night.

Beep, I'm not rehashing the JC debate but I will say that the locker room thing should at least be re-examined. I hope for a day where the media gets less access to these guys so that maybe it'll force the media to (GASP!) actually break down the game itself instead of the drama around it. If this AH thing happened 20 years ago, we wouldn't know any of this. And conversely, if John Riggins played in this all-access media age, he'd be crucified even worse than TO and Ochocinco combined.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 6:41 AM | Report abuse

I will say that the locker room thing should at least be re-examined. I hope for a day where the media gets less access to these guys so that maybe it'll force the media to (GASP!) actually break down the game itself instead of the drama around it. If this AH thing happened 20 years ago, we wouldn't know any of this. And conversely, if John Riggins played in this all-access media age, he'd be crucified even worse than TO and Ochocinco combined.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 6:41 AM

Reexamined for what? If it ain't broke, let's fix it? It's worked fine for years, 640 times per year. This incident -- if there even was an incident -- has more to do with the character of the New York Jets coach than anything else. That's what should be reexamined.

"Breaking down games" is not an either/or. A good reporter, like Kaim, will break down the game and use the locker room interviews to supplement/confirm his analysis. A bad reporter, like the WaPo staff, has no clue and denying them locker room access won't change that.

The "AH thing" has nothing to do with locker room interviews.

So what if Riggins would be crucified?

Posted by: beep-beep | September 16, 2010 7:02 AM | Report abuse

The good news about Trent Williams is he is going to get better and better. Every time he goes against one of these five star pass rushers it is just another opportunity to learn more about the game. I found it very interesting that Shanahan was rotating offensive linemen last game. It is unusual, but I think it minimizes his liabilities in the case of injury. Heyer has played better than I thought he was capable of. I think the Redskins are going to be okay on the offensive line this year.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 16, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

beep, I think you missed my point...but today I just don't have the energy to debate it any further so we'll just agree to disagree...

RSH, I'll feel better about the line when I can see us run the ball effectively. Hopefully, that day will come on Sunday...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 7:21 AM | Report abuse

Didn't we already do this post a few days ago? Time to move on. What's Haynesworth's mood today? What are the trade prospects?

Posted by: beep-beep


Let me sum this up for you.

Haynesworth's mood....sh!tty
trade prospects....equally so.

Posted by: Predator48 | September 16, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Let me sum this up for you.

Haynesworth's mood....sh!tty
trade prospects....equally so.

Posted by: Predator48 | September 16, 2010 7:28 AM

You know, this is probably right, but I think that a credible reporter, like Jason Reid, would break this story. And after he broke it, he would grind up the small pieces into dust. Then he would break down the dust into particles, molecules, and finally into individual atoms. The atoms would, of course, be the basis for an atomic bomb. But, with Reid, the bomb was a dud.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 16, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

Keim makes me feel better about the running game with this little gem:

"The Redskins are optimistic about their running game for a few reasons, but one of them is the fact that they’ll only face two more 3-4 fronts this season. This scheme is better suited to beating a 4-3 front. For all the talk about the 3-4 and the pass rush, it was originally designed to stop the run."

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 7:44 AM | Report abuse

Let's not even discuss AH, he really isn't worth discussing based on his performance last Sunday. He was repeatedly pushed away from the play. Right now he doesn't help the D anyway.

Posted by: joeboggs | September 16, 2010 7:44 AM | Report abuse

You know, this is probably right, but I think that a credible reporter, like Jason Reid, would break this story. And after he broke it, he would grind up the small pieces into dust. Then he would break down the dust into particles, molecules, and finally into individual atoms. The atoms would, of course, be the basis for an atomic bomb. But, with Reid, the bomb was a dud.

Posted by: beep-beep

I thought the Wapo was hiring one of us to do Reid's dirty work. Whatever happened to that idea?

Posted by: Predator48 | September 16, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

scampbell1975

"yes I called it a name but you singled out a conservative institution"

To quote the old song, '..believe half of what you see and none of what you hear...'.

I never mentioned any institution, just the slackadaisical, slow-minded way politics works in this country.

Today, people are against the thing they wanted yesterday because some angry guy on television told them last night it's unpatriotic to maintain views that don't agree with his.

And this rotten grapevine of communication is what most folks use to follow the doings of governemnt, culture, and entertainment.

Anybody what got sense knows each and every political party in America has holes in its game.

How you find it that I single out a conservative one when I don't even use that word is the result of you hearing what I didn't say.

And seeing what I didn't mean.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 16, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

10. Redskins (1-0) | Last Week: 16
With a little bit of help from Alex Barron and Tashard Choice, the Redskins pulled out a win over Dallas, despite their offense struggling to produce points all night. As Donovan McNabb becomes more comfortable in this offense, expect it to be more productive

This is from Fanhouse Power rankings from week 1.Question,WHAT THE FCUK!!If I remember correctly,which I'm sure I do,Choice didnt just drop the ball,he was stripped which means WE MADE A PLAY.Barron wasnt holding because he is fond of Rak,RAK MADE THE PLAY.I see we're gonna have to really get in somebody's ass before we get any kind of props.

Posted by: smittdiddy | September 16, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

C'mon dude, I'm the opposite of PC, but just because CP26 misspoke not knowing the facts and then the minions of the even less informed decide to comment doesn't make it right for a chick (even as hot as her) to be unfairly ridiculed & sexually harassed even though she never complained.

This is a non-story.

Posted by: Diesel44


Um, yes she did complain. You talk about people speaking on the story and they don't have all the facts, yet you go and do the same thing.

"While she was in the locker room, per the Star-Ledger, Sainz wrote on her Twitter account, "I'm dying of embarrassment," and that she "would like to cover my ears," per a translation from Spanish to English."


So sorry, your girl did complain and found it offensive, which is her prerogative of course. No it wasn't to Goodell or Woody (no pun) Johnson, but to the interwebs via Twitter.


Please, before you go all supa-save-a-hoe and knock people who you claim do not have all the facts, at least get them all yourself, ya dig?

But in the end I agree that this is a non story/issue. It's time to move on from it.

That is until it happens again.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

The tests keep coming for rookie left tackle Williams

The kid T Williams will make all the "DRAFT OKUNG!!!!" posters forget what they wanted just four months ago.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 16, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

today I just don't have the energy to debate it any further so we'll just agree to disagree...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 7:21 AM

Don't have the energy to debate? Agree to disagree? Brownwood, you may want to discuss this with your physician at your next annual physical. Probably nothing, but it could be an early warning sign. Let your doctor know about this.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 16, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Bravo Moe...exactly why politics have no place up here.

Diddy, that's just the nature of media coverage surrounding Dall-ass. It's never about what the opponent did, it's about what Dall-ass did right or wrong. I don't expect that to change now, even though we were ahead in that game from start to finish.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

I see we're gonna have to really get in somebody's ass before we get any kind of props.

Posted by: smittdiddy


No rainbow.


But that's how it works in the NFL. You gotta all out punish teams before you get recognized as being one of the better teams. And as much as I was thrilled to see them win Sunday night, it isn't like they blew the doors off.

Based on Sunday night alone, the 'skins have a long way to go before they can be seriously considered a playoff team. The offense never really got into rhythm and the defense has got to be able to stop the run better than they did.


Recipe for failure in the NFL:

Weak offense
Weak run defense

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

moe, not keeping tabs, but weren't you one of the "Draft Okung" people......

re-watched the game last night, and Sellers, Davis, and Cooley didn't have a good game from a blocking perspective....also thought that there were a couple of runs the cowboys had where the Redskins defense seemed to have them pinned for a loss, and the RB broke contain....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 16, 2010 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Haha beep...actually, I just started a 2nd job so I'm still trying to adjust to actually doing a full day's work...

Moe, who is this Okung gentleman you speak of? Forgot about that guy already...

Red, from what I've heard that Sainz chick was embarrassed but not offended...two different things. It looks like a female associate that was with her at the time was the one that took offense and whatever complaint filed against the Jets came from some women's organization for female broadcasters. Unless something else came out since yesterday, that's how I've heard it...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

brown, 2 jobs, bless you...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 16, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

As McNabb keeps getting weekly reps in practice and gets in a groove, I think this offence will get to where it needs to be. I can see him throwing 2TDs this week, Portis rushing for 1, and a couple of Gano FGs. Skins 27 Texans 24 in another nail biter.

Posted by: FedorEm | September 16, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Brown,

I don't see how that's the case. If she wasn't offended and only embarrassed, then why get on Twitter as the stuff is going on and speak on it?

If you're embarrassed, isn't that something you generally keep to yourself?

Either 1) she was offended, 2) she doesn't know the difference between 'embarrassed' and 'offended' or 3) she was just trying to get some attention.

Erin Andrews was the victim of voyeurism. I think she spoke on it lightly (Oprah and asked congress to take it more seriously) but she didn't go on Twitter and spoke on the situation to several media outlets. And her situation was far worst them some clown football players hitting on Ines Sainz. It wasn't something that she was trying to capitalize from or gain notoriety.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

red, EAndrews is full of crap to me. That happened, and she's so humiliated and all, that she goes on Dancing with the Stars...don't get me twisted that guy was wrong, and should be punished for what he did, but she's not exactly hating her 15 minutes of fame.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 16, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 16, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Keim makes me feel better about the running game with this little gem:

"The Redskins are optimistic about their running game for a few reasons, but one of them is the fact that they’ll only face two more 3-4 fronts this season. This scheme is better suited to beating a 4-3 front. For all the talk about the 3-4 and the pass rush, it was originally designed to stop the run."

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 7:44 AM

Interesting. Unfortunately our 3-4 seems to be having difficulty stopping the run.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | September 16, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

"... not keeping tabs, but weren't you one of the "Draft Okung" people..."

No, I wasn't, but I was a "DRAFT OHER!" guy in '09.

I liked M Iupati--who now starts for the Niners--and still holds a lot, but he wasn't #4 pick worthy.

Which is why I still look so longingly at my twin, the guy who I think we'll all wish was a redskin:

Dez Bryant

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 16, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

I will say that the locker room thing should at least be re-examined. I hope for a day where the media gets less access to these guys so that maybe it'll force the media to (GASP!) actually break down the game itself instead of the drama around it. If this AH thing happened 20 years ago, we wouldn't know any of this. And conversely, if John Riggins played in this all-access media age, he'd be crucified even worse than TO and Ochocinco combined.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 16, 2010 6:41 AM

How does re-examining the locker room thing stop a team like the jets from making comments on the field? That's where the "incident" started. Maybe the NFL should adopt an ugly reporter rule and have attractive women only report on the weather or work for FOX news.

RedDMV- bw26 already addressed it...posting on twitter that she was embarrassed does not equate to complaining to the league. You can blame the less attractive reporter that was upset that she wasn't getting the interviews that Sainz was granted for making this non issue into an issue.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 16, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

10. Redskins (1-0) | Last Week: 16
With a little bit of help from Alex Barron and Tashard Choice, the Redskins pulled out a win over Dallas, despite their offense struggling to produce points all night. As Donovan McNabb becomes more comfortable in this offense, expect it to be more productive

This is from Fanhouse Power rankings from week 1.Question,WHAT THE FCUK!!If I remember correctly,which I'm sure I do,Choice didnt just drop the ball,he was stripped which means WE MADE A PLAY.Barron wasnt holding because he is fond of Rak,RAK MADE THE PLAY.I see we're gonna have to really get in somebody's ass before we get any kind of props.

Posted by: smittdiddy

Props is moving up from 16 to 10 which is probably a bit high. I think it was the Dallas coaches that dropped the ball. That play should never have happened. They should have taken a knee. Barron should have had help against Orakpo. Most people view the game as the Cowboys losing it more so than the Redskins winning it. A win against the Texans would start people giving some recognition.

Posted by: srobert1117 | September 16, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

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