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The Wright man for the job of helping Kemo

Washington Redskins nose tackle Maake Kemoeatu wanted to go home for vacation in Hawaii before the start of training camp.

Since signing with the Redskins on March 10, Kemoeatu had made Redskins Park his home away from home as he rehabilitated his torn Achilles tendon. Two-a-days had become the regular routine for Kemoeatu as he attempted to regain his fitness and drop weight after not playing in 2009 because of the injury. The massive ninth-year nose tackle, listed at 364 pounds when he signed with Washington, wanted a break before the start of the season.

The problem with a vacation was that whenever Kemoeatu went home to Hawaii, he had a bad habit of gaining weight. And the former Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers starter had dropped down to 342 pounds, a number he had not seen on a scale in five years.

The Redskins had a solution: They would send strength and conditioning coach Ray Wright to Hawaii to make sure Kemoeatu kept up with his two-a-day workouts and maintained his weight. It was a strong indication of Washington's desire to have Kemoeatu ready to start at nose tackle in the season opener. (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/the-redskins-are-so-encouraged.html)

"Kemo said that anytime he went home to Hawaii he had a hard time with his family actually working out two times a day," Redskins' Coach Mike Shanahan said on Saturday, joking about Wright's free trip to Hawaii. "We felt bringing the strength coach with him would help him and it did. Somebody had to do it, and Ray was assigned to the tough job."

In Hawaii, the two did the "same thing we were doing here, two-a-days," Kemoeatu said. "We'd wake up in the morning, get a workout in and then I'd enjoy the rest of my day and then come back in the afternoon and do another one."

Kemoeatu's ability to plug into the starting lineup gives Washington much more flexibility upon the return of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who was originally expected to play nose tackle, the cause of his discontent this offseason. Haynesworth now likely will see the majority of his time at right defensive end in the Redskins new 3-4 front.

The prospect of playing next to the All-Pro has Kemoeatu excited. "Hopefully he comes back soon so we can start meshing," he said. But for now Kemoeatu is focusing on getting back to the level he was before the injury.

"I'm probably like really close, like 60-percent close right now," Kemoeatu said. "I'm going to complete the other 40-percent in the next four weeks. My Achilles is feeling great. ... [I'm] just the starting nose tackle for now until they tell me different. [I'm] just coming to work, practicing, playing and hoping for the best."

By Paul Tenorio  |  August 3, 2010; 6:00 PM ET
 
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Talk about commitment from the Skins.

I wonder how much of all this "Haynesworth is expected to play mostly nose tackle" crap was these d bag reporters not having a clue and just making crap up.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 3, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Just hope he stays healthy.

Posted by: skinswest | August 3, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Geez...thec Redskins bend over backwards to help this guy and he reciprocates.Why when we pay $100M to Fat Al he can't do the same? 99% participation in the off season program and the one with the biggest contract can't be bothered.

Posted by: bullwinkle1 | August 3, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Wright was surely bummed to work in Hawaii...

not so sure about "the other 40-percent in the next four weeks" part though.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | August 3, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Talk about commitment from the Skins.

I wonder how much of all this "Haynesworth is expected to play mostly nose tackle" crap was these d bag reporters not having a clue and just making crap up.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 3, 2010 6:14 PM

Probably a lot of truth to that considering AH never sat down and talked to Shanny or Haslett about his role in the defense. Nevermind probably, let's use the word definitely.

Colt Brennen was on the Wise show today speaking about his time here and praised the organization, fans, Shanny(s), and blasted Jason Reid for his negativity. I'm sure CB15 would have used the word d-bag for JR if he didn't exit the team with such class.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 6:23 PM

bah... Colt's just keeping it cool w/ coaches so he can catch on as a backup in the CFL.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | August 3, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

moo- the thing that impressed me was how articulate Brennan was for a white guy.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, its been such an unpredictable few days. Who would have guessed MK12 with a bad hammy, or Brett Favre announcing his retirement or Levi and Bristol calling it quits.

Not sure I can take the next big surprise. Good thing AH92 is in great shape and isn't missing any practices ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 3, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

What does he mean 60 percent close? That's not exactly confidence inspiring.

Regardless, there are two other tubs to stick in there at NT, whichever one has the nastier attitude.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 3, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 6:42 PM

didn't someone here post about his bright future in real estate, insurance, or car dealerships?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | August 3, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm hoping math isn't one of Kemoeatu's strengths

Posted by: TBDog | August 3, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Anyone remember Brett Favre's first NFL pass?

RIP Mel Kaufman.

Posted by: closer44 | August 3, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Aparently I don't. I Googled it and it was Andre Collins, not Mel. RIP, all the same.

Posted by: closer44 | August 3, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Oh, great insight!

Hey, what color was Colt's last stool?

I mean, we GOTTA know! The suspense is killing us here in the Cult of Burn-Outs!

Colt should have gotten cut when Chase Daniels showed him up. I don't know what they were waiting for. He's only got two hips!

Jason Reid did it. That's it! Jason Reid was negative... which is why the guy's body was falling apart like a 90 year old and he showed up to workouts in flip flops.

That Jason Reid! He sure knows how to make a guy look like a bust! Even for a seventh rounder! I remember all those articles bashing Colt. Who could ever forget them.

And now the next Joe Montana is on the street... All because of Jason Reid.

Posted by: Thinker_ | August 3, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm hoping math isn't one of Kemoeatu's strengths

Posted by: TBDog | August 3, 2010 6:56 PM


He's good at math 60% of the time every time.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 3, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to up my previous prediction from 8-8 to 9-7.

QB should be an improvement. Definately in the level of leadership skills.

O-line should be better too, as long as they stay healthy. Depth may not be as bad as we fear. I will not be one bit surprised if Heyer is finally pushed off the team.

TE will be an area of strength. Davis seems like the real deal, and Cooley is well proven. Creative use of two TE sets will create mismatches.

I'm not as worried about WR as I had been. Moss should benifit greatly from the improved scheme. DT seems like he is fully commited to making an impact this season, and has put in a lot of extra work this offseason to make it happen. Roydell Williams looks like he is back to the level he played at before his injury. If he can match his 2007 production, that will be big for the Skins. Austin looks like he can be what MK never could.

In the backfield, Portis looks re-energized. LJ appears to be running with power. I think Parker and Torain will battle for a remaining spot, but either one should provide good depth. Dennis Morris has the possibility of providing a boost to the passing game out of the backfield, especially in the red zone.

I am still curious how the front seven of the defensive personnel will adapt to the 3-4, but hopefully the new aggressiveness will yield those turovers.

Sencondary should be better with the more appropriate use of Landry and with Moore coming on strong.

Posted by: kaasmaster | August 3, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

It was Andre Collins not Mel Kaufman.

That said...

I've been thinking about Mel Kaufman lately, because I've been watching some old Skins footage...classic story...Beathard find UFA...did nothing but play his guts out for eight seasons and help the Redskins get to three Super Bowls. RIP Indeed.

Oh and F Dallas too while I'm at it.

Posted by: Pepper5 | August 3, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Mel Kaufman died last year.

I don't see anything on Andre Collins, hopefully you're wrong.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

thinker_

He was a 6th RD pick and he was cut because he can't stay healthy and Shanny typically goes with 2 QBs, but mostly because he's not good enough to play at this level.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

And suddenly, everybody is toning down their season predictions...

8 and 8? 6 and 10?

What gives?!

People pointing to a "rebuilding O Line," Lack of WRs, lack of explosion at RB.

I'm really starting to worry that by mid-season folks will start to wonder what they THOUGHT they were seeing in 2009. I mean, if we had any of those great QBs, like Aaron Rodgers or Matt Schaub or even Joe Flacco last year, we'd have been GREAT! Remember?

We got rid of the problem.

So, let's get back on that bandwagon and start predicting Super Bowls again. We've got a proven veteran, mobile in the pocket, a regular west coast offense prodigy to run this REAL offense! It will all be peaches and cream, remember?

And talk about getting rid of the ball quickly, especially when under duress! All you've got to do is watch the Dallas Philly game on YouTube to see that we've got it MADE at QB this year.

OK, so maybe you're thinking that McHurt will get injured early on. Not to worry. We've got a Super Bowl starter as a BACK UP!

QB problems COMPLETELY solved.

I'm predicting Super Bowl. Especially now that we have a QB who wont hold onto the ball so long. I mean, who needs 3 seconds to find an open receiver... especially when you've got the midget corp running through the linebackers and future Hall of Fame RB Quinton Ganther toting the rock?

Problem solved. Bring in the Concussion Crew!

Super Bowl, here we come!

And IN Dallas, no less! This is gonna be GREAT!

Posted by: Thinker_ | August 3, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

I don't see anything on Andre Collins, hopefully you're wrong.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Andre is alive and well and currently serves as director of the union's (NFLPA) retired players organization.

Posted by: Pepper5 | August 3, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to up my previous prediction from 8-8 to 9-7.

Posted by: kaasmaster | August 3, 2010 7:12 PM

I'm sticking with standard prediction of 1-0 after Week One versus the Dez Bryant-less Cowboys.

Also predicting that we lose one game that we should have won due to officiating ... and that we win one we should have lost due to officiating.

Finally, I'm predicting at least two Week One starters will end up on the IR before Week Seventeen.

p.s. I predict that the CBA non-negotiations will overshadow media coverage of actual football (more than the Haynesworth non-participation in practices overshadowing media coverage of everybody else).

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

future Hall of Fame RB Quinton Ganther toting the rock?
Posted by: Thinker_ | August 3, 2010 7:22 PM

He's gone dude.

Posted by: kaasmaster | August 3, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

It was Andre Collins not Mel Kaufman.
---------------

Already corrected my mistake. I've always been a fan of the Skins LBs from when I was a kid (or at least a younger old guy than I am now). Loved Monty Coleman, Brad Dusek, Harold McClinton (another RIP), Chris Hanburger (along with Jacoby our biggest all-time HOF snub, in my opinion), Neal Olkewicz, Rich Milot, et al.

Posted by: closer44 | August 3, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Jarmon has been piling on pounds and will be expected to compete as both a defensive end and a three-technique tackle.

a three-technique tackle.

3-4??

Posted by: pabrian2003 | August 3, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Jason Reid believes that despite the daily drama, Albert Haynesworth will start the Sept. 12 season opener.

no way! Is McNabb going to start???

bombshell

Posted by: pabrian2003 | August 3, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Jarmon has been piling on pounds and will be expected to compete as both a defensive end and a three-technique tackle.

a three-technique tackle.

3-4??


Posted by: pabrian2003 | August 3, 2010 7:46 PM


I'm thinking the 3-technique tackle thing has to do with their 4 man front in nickel/dime packages. Or at least that's what I assume...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 3, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2010 7:35 PM
Going out on a limb? I've never seen such bold predictions.

Posted by: kaasmaster | August 3, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a fan of his last comment, but interesting post from PFT nonetheless:


Donovan McNabb: Philadelphia got "spoiled" by Eagles' success
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 3, 2010 4:56 PM ET
When Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb looks back on his time with the Eagles, he thinks the folks in Philadelphia weren't appreciative enough of the success the team had over the last decade.

"They were 3-13 the year before they drafted me," McNabb told the Philadelphia Daily News. "The next year, we went 5-11 and then the next year we went 10-6. After that, we were winning 10, 11 games almost every year and going to the playoffs. Not only did we get spoiled as players, but the organization and the fans got spoiled, because that's what they were seeing every year."

McNabb says there's a very different attitude in Washington.

"You come here [to the Redskins], it's like, will we win more than four games? Will we make it to the playoffs? That's the thing that excites me because it's the [same kind of] challenge [as 1999]. That's the drive to lead this team to the playoffs."

McNabb also said that although he was sincere when he apologized on a Philadelphia radio station for leaving town without ever winning a Super Bowl, he also doesn't think players should be judged by whether they have a Super Bowl ring.

"Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl," McNabb said. "Same with Fran Tarkenton. Are their careers failures? Not at all. I would love to be like Dan Marino."

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 3, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

What are the top 10 Redskins vs Cowboys games? Here is my list.

1. 1972 NFC Championship Game - Redskins 26, Cowboys 3
2. 1974 Thanksgiving Day Game - Cowboys 24, Redskins 23
3. 1982 NFC Championship Game - Redskins 31, Cowboys 17
4. 1979 Season Ending Game - Cowboys 35, Redskins 34
5. 1973 Monday Night Football Game - Redskins 14, Cowboys 7
6. 1987 "Scab" Game - Redskins 13, Cowboys 7
7. 1983 Monday Night Football Game - Cowboys 31, Redskins 30
8. 1999 Season Opener - Cowboys 41, Redskins 35
9. 2005 Week 15 - Redskins 35, Cowboys 7
10. 2005 Monday Night Football Game - Redskins 14, Cowboys 13

Posted by: noonefromtampa | August 3, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

What are the top 10 Redskins vs Cowboys games? Here is my list.

1. 1972 NFC Championship Game - Redskins 26, Cowboys 3
2. 1974 Thanksgiving Day Game - Cowboys 24, Redskins 23
3. 1982 NFC Championship Game - Redskins 31, Cowboys 17
4. 1979 Season Ending Game - Cowboys 35, Redskins 34
5. 1973 Monday Night Football Game - Redskins 14, Cowboys 7
6. 1987 "Scab" Game - Redskins 13, Cowboys 7
7. 1983 Monday Night Football Game - Cowboys 31, Redskins 30
8. 1999 Season Opener - Cowboys 41, Redskins 35
9. 2005 Week 15 - Redskins 35, Cowboys 7
10. 2005 Monday Night Football Game - Redskins 14, Cowboys 13

Posted by: noonefromtampa | August 3, 2010 7:56 PM


Don't forget the 2010 Season Opener...a 27-24 Redskins win on a McNabb-to-Thomas last second TD with 2 seconds on the clock. You heard it here first...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 3, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

noone- I'd put the 4 that the Skins lost out of your top 10 and into my top 5 least favorite.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm a mooman, dad. MOOMAN!

Anywho, I wanted to make sure you caught this, moocow. The threads are coming in fast, I know it's hard to catch all the posts, especially the late ones..................................


Romo, hope you've prepared a sufficiently humiliating tag for my posts...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | August 2, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Now, now, moocow. No need for humiliation. You're good with the typing of the words, just a couple funny ones would do. If he ever actually participates in anything this camp.

Damn, sorry to have missed an actual football discussion, well done. I've been with Diesel on Kareem since last year. Gotta go with Scamp, Cindy, the Red Snapper ain't broke, why fix it? Tell me where the benefit is in replacing perfect or finding youth in a position that renews on a year-to-year basis? And F Colt, he's a Raven now.

Night everyone.
Posted by: RomoLongballs | August 2, 2010 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RomoLongballs | August 3, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RomoLongballs | August 3, 2010 8:09 PM

mol Romo, we're still on... and I'm prepared to eat crow or serve it rare.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | August 3, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

moo/RLB- what was your wager again?

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

What a bummer to have to go all the way to Hawaii for work.

On another note - Somebody tell Kemo that 60 percent isn't "close"

I hope he's ready to hold up this year. Our front line could be dominant if he and Carriker can dominate. Add in Albert with a chip on his shoulder and we could have a problem.

Posted by: MadeRED | August 3, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 8:18 PM

AH on the roster for opening game at kickoff.

loser is stuck w/ humiliating signoff in RI posts for one month... winner's choice.

originally proposed changing the actual handle, but we agreed too complicated.

although some here could provide a tutorial?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | August 3, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

The 1972 NFC Championship game is easily #1. Still my favorite Redskin game of all-time. dallas didn't make it past the 40 in the entire second half. Their own 40!!

charlie waters got his arm broken trying to return a punt, staubach was pummeled and the offense, especially Charley Taylor, was simply too good.

Love the Santana Moss bombing of dallas a few years back and the other championship win was, of course, sweet.

The Ken Houston tackle at the goal line is another game to savor.

And just because its so funny, the FG attempts -- on back to back plays -- one by each team. Think that might be the ONLY time that's happened in NFL history. We blocked their attempt, ST21 ran with it, got grabbed on the facemask, which set up our chance for a winning FG -- and parcells lost another. Which always makes me just a bit happier.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 3, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

The 05 monday night game was my pesonal favorite. It was so nice to see us win in the last minute in total BS fashion the way They beat us countless times before.

Posted by: skins91r | August 3, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

9. 2005 Week 15 - Redskins 35, Cowboys 7

Posted by: noonefromtampa | August 3, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Stuck in an Irish bar near Madison Square Garden for that one...one of my fondest football memories of the last ten years...

So much promise from that afternoon.. pissed away when Carlos dropped that pick against the Seahawks in the playoffs...then signing Arch Deluxe and the Wide Receiver...so close and yet so far.

Posted by: Pepper5 | August 3, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

On another note - Somebody tell Kemo that 60 percent isn't "close"

I hope he's ready to hold up this year. Our front line could be dominant if he and Carriker can dominate. Add in Albert with a chip on his shoulder and we could have a problem.

Posted by: MadeRED

No kidding. Its a long way from 60% to 110%. About 70%. But since the game is 90% mental about 50% of the time, he's a lot closer than it appears in the rear view mirror.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 3, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

the Pettibon coached game, is that on there?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | August 3, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

anyone's front line can dominate if the players on it are dominant

Posted by: pabrian2003 | August 3, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: noonefromtampa | August 3, 2010 7:56 PM

Just noticed you're missing a great Redskins victory at Dallas, December 11, 1983. Showdown between two 12-2 rivals. Result 31-10 Redskins, put the Skins in sole possession of the NFC East for the first time that year en-route to Super Bowl. Cowgirls flunked out big time after that game. Hail!

Posted by: Pepper5 | August 3, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Forgot our old friend was even available right now...from PFT:


Ladell Betts sets up two visits
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on August 3, 2010 7:56 PM ET
We interrupt Favreapalooza to bring you the latest and greatest on Ladell Betts.

When we first saw the following news, we were amazed that the versatile former Redskins running back was still a free agent. Then we remembered he's coming off ACL surgery.

Now healthy enough to visit teams, Betts is scheduled to visit the Broncos, then the Saints this week, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network. Betts would make sense as veteran depth that could be worked into the mix slowly as he gets healthy.

Somewhere out there, Brian Westbrook might want to think about taking one of those job offers he's received.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 3, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

My prediction of 11-5 still stands.

From worst to first baby!!

28-17 over the Cowboys week 1. One of Dallas' touchdowns is in garbage time, so it won't even be that close.

Oh yeah, the defense scores a TD, McNabb to Davis, McNabb to Thomas, CP has a TD.

BOOK IT

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 3, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

My prediction of 11-5 still stands.

From worst to first baby!!

28-17 over the Cowboys week 1. One of Dallas' touchdowns is in garbage time, so it won't even be that close.

Oh yeah, the defense scores a TD, McNabb to Davis, McNabb to Thomas, CP has a TD.

BOOK IT

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 3, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Now how about top 10 places to eat back in the day in DMV that have closed

Hot Shoppes
Dixie Pig
Gifford's (yes they reopened but different family)
Peter Pan Inn
Burger Chef

would be on my list

Posted by: noonefromtampa | August 3, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Poop In Pants

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Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 3, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

noone- You must be my parent's age. They still talk about Hot Shoppes & HoJo's among others.

I'd go with Cluck U, Panguin Pizza, 3 Brothers, @ Clydes.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a fan of his last comment, but interesting post from PFT nonetheless:

Donovan McNabb: Philadelphia got "spoiled" by Eagles' success

Posted by Michael David Smith on August 3, 2010 4:56 PM ET

... "Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl," McNabb said. "Same with Fran Tarkenton. Are their careers failures? Not at all. I would love to be like Dan Marino."

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 3, 2010 7:54 PM

So which Super Bowl playing non-Super Bowl winning QB are you less psyched about, McNabb or Grossman?

I note that Brunell finally got his Super Bowl ring as a holder. At least some non-Super Bowl winning QBs must have won Super Bowls as QBs before retiring. Anybody got that memory handy?

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

BOOK IT

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 3, 2010 8:50 PM

I like the cut of your jib there, Mr. H8.

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

I'd go with Cluck U, Panguin Pizza, 3 Brothers, @ Clydes.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 9:30 PM

Whitey's in Arlington. Everybody there was so articulate.

And that Little Tavern on M St. in G-town. Tough to tackle the stagger home across the Key Bridge without a bag of those greasy little burgers. Nysh!

Posted by: SMACK1 | August 3, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

I note that Brunell finally got his Super Bowl ring as a holder. At least some non-Super Bowl winning QBs must have won Super Bowls as QBs before retiring. Anybody got that memory handy?

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2010 9:31 PM

Too late. The following QBs have lost Super Bowls before winning them:

Len Dawson, losing I, winning IV
Bob Griese, losing VI, winning VII and VIII
Roger Staubach (lost, won, lost, won ... some loser team from the south)

and ... wait for it ...

John Elway, losing 21, 22, 24, and winning 32 and 33

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

At least some non-Super Bowl winning QBs must have won Super Bowls as QBs before retiring.

Posted by: dcsween

It's like trying to read Dostoyevsky while doing a handstand.

Posted by: SMACK1 | August 3, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Poop In Pants

Poop In Pants

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Posted by: Poopy_McPoop

God, what a goddam retard.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 3, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2010 10:19 PM

Or like McNabb losing Super Bowl XXXIX and then winning XLIV & XLV.

Or does that sound too much like the 15 yr old girl I8?

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: noonefromtampa | August 3, 2010 9:15 PM
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Posted by: SMACK1 | August 3, 2010 10:12 PM

more DelMarVa than DMV, but we loved the original Chesapeake Chicken by the church on Rt. 50 on the Eastern Shore in the early '90s... back when we lived in Grasonville and before they tried to expand to Bethesda. the latter was a disaster by all accounts.

there was also a great Thai place in Annapolis (Little Asia?) that recognized us by voice on the phone for delivery, but something about health code violations shut that down fast.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | August 3, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Probably behind the power curve here, but Maclin was carted off with a knee in Philly.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 3, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

sfik- it's been reported as only a bone bruise. The eggles have been luck both d jax and j mac have only minor injuries....for now.

Now go back the the King Kamehameha club and join T.C. and Rick for a drink, you lucky bastard.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

I hope Kemoeatu is only 60% recovered, based on the news out of camp, he's not getting any push on the line; if our nose tackle only command single team, folks we are in serious trouble.

Posted by: abxinc | August 3, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Or like McNabb losing Super Bowl XXXIX and then winning XLIV & XLV.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 10:36 PM

Nope. Super Bowl XLV is going to be the scab season Super Bowl ... or at least that's what they're hoping for in Kansas City.

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

First, Kemoeatu being really close at 60% is about the funniest thing I've seen here in a while. He was putting us on, right? Second, good for Colt dissing Jason Reid. Reid probably didn't even remember Colt's games, and was just looking for the praise of the anti-Colt bullies on this site. That makes JR even more pathetic than them.

Posted by: elderdave1 | August 3, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

sfik- it's been reported as only a bone bruise. The eggles have been luck both d jax and j mac have only minor injuries....for now.

Now go back the the King Kamehameha club and join T.C. and Rick for a drink, you lucky bastard.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Rgr re bone bruise.

Yeah, it doesn't suck here, LOL. I got home just before the local sports radio guys were gonna do an interview with Colt's agent to see what is next for him... they're all in mourning.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 3, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Listening to Colt slam JReid ... JReid saw Colt more clearly than Colt saw himself. Example of Colt speak "There's great film on me, took the 2nd team offense and went right down the field against the 1st team defense of the Patriots. Unfortunately, I threw a pick in the end zone ... but I bounced back in the 2nd half."

Truth is, Colt spent most of his time playing vs 2nd and 3rd teamers, all in preseason, and was hurt a lot as a pro.

Even Keim was not part of the Cult. From earlier this week: QB Colt Brennan » Though he had one big play downfield, he continues to lag behind the other quarterbacks. His accuracy on some throws has been off and the zip on his passes isn’t there. I wonder what the impact of the hip surgeries has made on his ability to throw hard. Justin Tryon picked him off this morning.

And while he says the Shanahans really liked Beck from back in college, if you can't beat out Beck ... there isn't much of an NFL future for you.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 4, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Hell ya!!!

Just confirmed my ticket to the season opener!!!

Comin out from cali to see the first game of the McShananab era

Cowgirls r goin down

Hopefully we just overload blitz the lt n sak tony homo all day

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 4, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Hell ya!!!

Just confirmed my ticket to the season opener!!!

Comin out from cali to see the first game of the McShananab era

Cowgirls r goin down

Hopefully we just overload blitz the lt n sak tony homo all day

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 4, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Colt Brennen was on the Wise show today speaking about his time here and praised the organization, fans, Shanny(s), and blasted Jason Reid for his negativity. I'm sure CB15 would have used the word d-bag for JR if he didn't exit the team with such class.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 6:23 PM |

I've got to know. Did he really? Did he really say anything about JReid? I gotta know.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 4, 2010 12:57 AM | Report abuse

scamp- The fact of the matter (stephen a. smith) is that JR was right. Colt did mention JR's name a bunch and talked about how negative he was and how he discredited much of Colt's "accomplishments".

zeke talked about it a few post's back. Colt did a great job selling himself, problem is...nobody is buying it.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 4, 2010 1:03 AM | Report abuse

scamp- The fact of the matter (stephen a. smith) is that JR was right. Colt did mention JR's name a bunch and talked about how negative he was and how he discredited much of Colt's "accomplishments".

zeke talked about it a few post's back. Colt did a great job selling himself, problem is...nobody is buying it.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 4, 2010 1:03 AM |

Well J Reid is pretty negative. He gets it from his d bag protege Jasno LaCaca. Just for a qualifier, Stephen A. Smith is even worse. That guys a hack.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 4, 2010 1:21 AM | Report abuse

Peace out Skins fans.
HAIL!!!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 4, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

Peace out Skins fans.
HAIL!!!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 4, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

On JR and JLa and their perspectives ...

when you 4-12 and the team goes thru DEBACLE '09, if you're optimistic all the time, you'll be wrong most of the time. JR would have been a fool to be optimistic over the past year or so.

Prior to that, JLa may have been wrong on particulars from time to time, but his overall theme, that the Skins did less with more ... consistently ... was very accurate.

JR, seems more of a hedged bet kinds guy. Not pushing his opinions very hard. I recall when he said Mike Williams didn't look good, how out of character that was for JR to voice his own opinion. JR writes sentences that often start with statements like "people in the organization have been saying ... ". meaning he's voicing other people's opinions.

Contrast that with Keim, who is putting his observations and opinions on most everything he writes.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 4, 2010 1:48 AM | Report abuse

Or like McNabb losing Super Bowl XXXIX and then winning XLIV & XLV.

Posted by: Diesel44 | August 3, 2010 10:36 PM


Um, didn't Super Bowl XLIV already happen? If we have the ability to retroactively assign winners/losers of SBs, why haven't we revoked EVERY Dallas SB and give us a decisive win over Oakland in SB XVIII?

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 4, 2010 5:00 AM | Report abuse

Finally...now that Snyder has his grimey mitts out of the football operation, he's apparently shifting his focus to stuff that matters:


Snyder wants to build Redskins museum

Daniel Snyder did a pair of interviews with online media outlets on Tuesday, one with his own staff at Redskins.com and another with the bloggers from Hogs Haven. The latter hasn't yet been published, but the former is up, with a few mildly interesting nuggets.

Snyder was asked about Albert Haynesworth, and his answer was as vanilla as they come.

"I'm hoping that he passes the conditioning test set out, and I'm looking forward to seeing him out there with the rest of the guys," the owner said. "I think that Coach [Mike] Shanahan has a handle on everything here, and things will work out great."


When asked about the fan experience at FedEx Field, Snyder focused on the new videoboards and on tailgating, saying the team "bought some more land and increased our tailgating capacity and our size capacity, and we can really now go further and further."

And when asked about building an indoor practice facility, Snyder said that's "more and more" a possibility, and also mentioned the idea of a Redskins museum, either inside Redskins Park or the practice facility.

"I would love to have a Redskins museum..." he said. "Hopefully in the near future. The Redskins museum to me would be really important. I've been collecting now, since I've bought the team, a tremendous archive. It's in storage. We have some great stuff that would really be fantastic. The history here, the tradition here, the fan base - it would be really exciting to give the fans an opportunity to see all of that."

By Dan Steinberg | August 3, 2010; 9:44 PM ET

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 4, 2010 5:04 AM | Report abuse

Wow...Sally Jenkins hits the nail on the head on the Haynesworth issue:

"Shanahan is right to hold his line, and here's why: The conditioning test is not just about Haynesworth. It's about everybody else in the organization, too. Every single player is intensely aware of how Shanahan is handling Haynesworth. To let him off the hook on the sprints would immediately devalue every player who showed up at minicamp or performed a "voluntary" workout. Too often the currency at Redskins Park has rewarded talent instead of commitment. Shanahan is changing the currency, restoring the value of daily dedication.

Is Shanahan making an example of Haynesworth? Sure. Is it fair to make him the sole example? Maybe not. But if Haynesworth didn't want to be singled out, he never should have set himself apart, and tried so hard to make himself an exception in the first place."

Amen, sister...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 4, 2010 5:16 AM | Report abuse

Damn, is this thing on?

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 4, 2010 6:31 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, it's on brownwood.

Posted by: glawrence007 | August 4, 2010 6:49 AM | Report abuse

Hey gl...I guess folks are tired of the AH non-update updates...

I'm looking at the Examiner right now...it's friggin' incredible the depth of analysis and information Keim is cranking out on there. Dude is making Reid and the Post look like 5th grade english students...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 4, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

Dude is making Reid and the Post look like 5th grade english students...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 4, 2010 6:59 AM |

Keim is first rate, and the guy who covered the 'Skins for the Times was just as good. Don't know why the Post sticks with Reid.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 4, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

"And suddenly, everybody is toning down their season predictions..."

Not me, I say we will be at worst 11-5 and at best 13-3. Better coaching, better QB, better O-line, better defense, motivated running backs, motivated wide receivers, good tandem of tight ends.

Lets remember we lost seven of the 12 games by six points or less last year. One by eight points, and three by double digits. With one of those being a blowout.

So, even though we lost 12 games last year, we were in most of those games, and could and probably should have won them.

Posted by: dbailey211 | August 4, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

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