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Posted at 1:57 PM ET, 02/18/2011

Redskins won't hold camp at George Mason this year

By Mike Jones

The Washington Redskins will not be holding training camp at George Mason University as they had hoped.

General Manager Bruce Allen and George Mason Athletic Director Tom O'Connor announced Friday that despite working to move training camp to the Fairfax campus and away from the Redskins' Ashburn headquarters for the first time since 2002, the details couldn't be completely resolved this year.

O'Connor issued a statement saying the university wasn't able to give the Redskins the assurance that all of the needed facilities would be available at the time training camp is scheduled to take place.

Allen said he still hopes to one day have training camp at George Mason in the future, however.

"We recently had the opportunity to explore George Mason University as a possible site for training camp," Allen said in a statement issued by the team. "We are excited about the first class facilities at the university and will continue to work with their administration for a future partnership. Once a decision is made, we will make an announcement."

Allen and other team officials had looked into occupying the Mason Inn for the month of August, and they -- along with O'Connor -- were looking into whether or not all of the college's practice fields and training facilities would be available to them.

The Redskins still are hoping to find a nearby location away from Ashburn that to hold this year's camp.

By Mike Jones  | February 18, 2011; 1:57 PM ET
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Comments

OK Halsell, if you're still hanging around -- can the Skins trade Andre Carter? Or is his contract structured such that there really isn't any good way to make that happen?

Posted by: zcezcest1

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 18, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Allen said he still hopes to one day have training camp at George Mason in the future, however.

Why not have camp in Prince George's county instead of in George's Masonry?

Posted by: PsyOps | February 18, 2011 2:10 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure the 3-4 revolves around having big, tall athletic OLBs. Now, if height hinders the ability to drop/cover in receivers, OK, but in general you want big, tall, fast OLBs for a 3-4.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 18, 2011 1:54 PM | Report abuse

The smaller guys are able to get under the taller tackles and then they go right around them. Harrison is 6 flat and dumerville is 5'11. Some of the guys are just bad ass mofos like d-ware. He's 6'4''. I did look at the top 10 sack leaders at OLB and it's weird but 7 of them are exactly 6'3''. The bottom line is if you can get to the QB in the NFL nobody cares how tall you are.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 2:11 PM | Report abuse

WG- 5'11 248 is not what you want from a DE, you can get by with him at OLB in a 3-4 OLB if he can hold the edge.

Might he a situational guy. His best position is OLB in a 3-4.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 18, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

"O'Connor issued a statement saying the university wasn't able to give the Redskins the assurance that all of the needed facilities would be available at the time training camp is scheduled to take place. "

In other news, Jerry Jones has invited the Skins to have camp at Cowboys Stadium...promising that all facilities will be "Ready, without a doubt....yeah, that's it, that's the ticket!"

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 18, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse


"Unbelievable, those three guys," Boyle said. "It is what it is, a win. A bunch of greasy forwards we got."


Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 18, 2011 1:31 PM |
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thanks for the post zc, i'll be sure to catch the replays later on the tube.

Posted by: hessone | February 18, 2011 2:16 PM | Report abuse

WG- 5'11 248 is not what you want from a DE, you can get by with him at OLB in a 3-4 OLB if he can hold the edge.

Might he a situational guy. His best position is OLB in a 3-4.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 18, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, but you called Dumervil a "terrible fit" as an end in a 4-3. That is a ridiculous statement. You can say that a random 5'11 250 lb guy is not the ideal size for a DE, but you might be referring to Rerun from Good Times if you only look at height and weight.

Dumervil had 22 sacks, 6 FF and an INT playing DE his first 3 years in the league. If that's a terrible fit then please, Bruce, Mike, Dan get us some terrible fits for 2011.

OLB in 3-4 may well be his best position, but again, your statement of him being a terrible fit in a 4-3 is tomfoolery.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 18, 2011 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Is Mike Jones slipping already...giving us posts on things the Redskins will not be doing?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

WG- Pretty sure he was a situational pass rusher his 1st 2 YRs under Shanahan and then became a full-time play at OLB in the 3-4.

Either way we're not getting him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 18, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 18, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

He was a starting DE. And John Fox is moving him back there as an every down DE. Just let it go man, you made a foolish statement, I do it all the time.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 18, 2011 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure the 3-4 revolves around having big, tall athletic OLBs. Now, if height hinders the ability to drop/cover in receivers, OK, but in general you want big, tall, fast OLBs for a 3-4.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 18, 2011 1:54 PM | Report abuse

The smaller guys are able to get under the taller tackles and then they go right around them. Harrison is 6 flat and dumerville is 5'11. Some of the guys are just bad ass mofos like d-ware. He's 6'4''. I did look at the top 10 sack leaders at OLB and it's weird but 7 of them are exactly 6'3''. The bottom line is if you can get to the QB in the NFL nobody cares how tall you are.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 2:11 PM
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I agree that, in the end, it has to do with the total package the player brings. I'm from the camp that long arms to extend help fend off blocks, and, given all other characteristics being equal, usually do better in pass coverage. If I had to choose between a 6'3" linebacker or a 5'10" linebacker with similar abilities, I am going taller. There are exceptions to every rule, however. Fletcher did okay last year as an ILB in a 3-4. Mad Stork thrived in the 3-4 at 6'7". One difference is Mad Stork finished with 26 interceptions in his fifteen year career and Fletcher only has 16 in a thirteen year career.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 18, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse

OK Halsell, if you're still hanging around -- can the Skins trade Andre Carter? Or is his contract structured such that there really isn't any good way to make that happen?

Posted by: zcezcest1

Posted by: zcezcest1 | February 18, 2011 2:08 PM

Andre Carter has a $4 million option bonus in his contract this off season. If the Skins don't pay it, he becomes a free agent. If the Skins do pay it, he has a no trade clause in his contract.

So, if the 'Skins want to trade him they have to pay the bonus and then get him to waive the no trade clause.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 2:32 PM | Report abuse

So, if the 'Skins want to trade him they have to pay the bonus and then get him to waive the no trade clause.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 2:32 PM

Sounds like it may be cheaper and simpler to switch back to the 4-3.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Everything about the 4-3 makes more sense for the skins with their current personnel sitch.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Just let it go man, you made a foolish statement, I do it all the time.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 18, 2011 2:26 PM

Good point.

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 18, 2011 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like it may be cheaper and simpler to switch back to the 4-3.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

My argument was that since we are followers or johnny come latelys to the 3-4 defense the players are going to be more rare and more expensive. I wanted to stay with the 4-3 because with all the other teams switching the 4-3 guys are going to be more abundant and thus cheaper. The key is to be the trendsetter not the trend copier.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Unless its finding new ways to create the most offseason headlines the skins are def trend copiers. At least under DS.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Unless its finding new ways to create the most offseason headlines the skins are def trend copiers. At least under DS.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 2:48 PM

Well, if you ignore the swinging gate plays. Or the three receiver second round. Those were trends where we're still way ahead of the rest of the league.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Well, if you ignore the swinging gate plays. Or the three receiver second round. Those were trends where we're still way ahead of the rest of the league.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

How about 1 year rentals of old injury prone players that we trade draft picks for and play out of position?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Did I mention I live in Portland? In case you missed it the first thousand times, in every post from now into blog eternity I will make mention of the fact that I actually do indeed live in Portland.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Well, if you ignore the swinging gate plays. Or the three receiver second round. Those were trends where we're still way ahead of the rest of the league.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

How about 1 year rentals of old injury prone players that we trade draft picks for and play out of position?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse


Oh oh, practicing in Jet Hangers... this is kinda fun.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Hey beep...just curious if Monday has been declared a No-Post day on Redskins Insider?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Oh and also PDX stands for Portland, which happens to be where I live. Goodness gracious somebody beer me with a fine microbrew already, preferably somewhere close to my home here in Portland.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Well, if you ignore the swinging gate plays. Or the three receiver second round. Those were trends where we're still way ahead of the rest of the league.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

How about 1 year rentals of old injury prone players that we trade draft picks for and play out of position?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse


Oh oh, practicing in Jet Hangers... this is kinda fun.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:00 PM

And each year saying ticket prices aren't going up...but for some reason your total bill is always higher?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

One of the things I enjoy most about Portland is that there is an amazing variety of good places to eat out here, many of which happen to be close to both my new job in downtown Portland and to my home, also here in Portland.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Well, if you ignore the swinging gate plays. Or the three receiver second round. Those were trends where we're still way ahead of the rest of the league.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

How about 1 year rentals of old injury prone players that we trade draft picks for and play out of position?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse


Oh oh, practicing in Jet Hangers... this is kinda fun.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:00 PM

And each year saying ticket prices aren't going up...but for some reason your total bill is always higher?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

banning fans from bringing signs into the stadium and then reversing that and being like naw never mind signs are cool.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

We have the talent to play a 0-2 Defense. Maybe we can start a new trend!

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 18, 2011 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of new trends. I suggest you come out here to Portland, the birthplace of many a hot new trend, and also the place I love to call my home.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey beep...just curious if Monday has been declared a No-Post day on Redskins Insider?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:00 PM

Just for monk811. He's been an internet tough sock puppet and can't post Monday. You're okay, though. You seem to get along with everyone. Even monk811.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I like to think of Portland as the epicenter of everything noteworthy, or at the very least, tangentially relevant to all things I myself consider incredibly cool.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Well, if you ignore the swinging gate plays. Or the three receiver second round. Those were trends where we're still way ahead of the rest of the league.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

How about 1 year rentals of old injury prone players that we trade draft picks for and play out of position?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse


Oh oh, practicing in Jet Hangers... this is kinda fun.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:00 PM

And each year saying ticket prices aren't going up...but for some reason your total bill is always higher?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

banning fans from bringing signs into the stadium and then reversing that and being like naw never mind signs are cool.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:07 PM

I think the new head coach every two years thing is going to catch on soon.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Just for monk811. He's been an internet tough sock puppet and can't post Monday. You're okay, though. You seem to get along with everyone. Even monk811.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 3:15 PM

Thanks...being a puppet its tough to split our pills in two all the time...so I usually just take his half...and give him a skittle...please don't say anything.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

monk811 is always welcome here in Portland, where we welcome and embrace those who are different. Shoot me an email at nerdinthepdxl@gmail.com and we can meet up for a beer somewhere close to my house here in Portland. There's one right up the street.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Portland is Microbrew Central, ain't it, PDX?? I had a grossly fruity blueberry beer beside Kurt and Courtney at a Jesus Lizard concert at the Luna, before Courtney capped his a** before he could divorce her...

Posted by: frak | February 18, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Ah Portland...

Maine is beautiful in the Spring isn't it? Not to mention the lobster.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 18, 2011 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Maine lobster is the best...especially from Portland.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

bta = baiting the a$$clown

Posted by: _Stumped_ | February 18, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Indeed frak. Microbrew central here in Portland. I like to think of Portland as the epicenter of the Microbrew Universe. The first shot of the Microbrew Revolution was fired not too far from where I work here in downtown Portland. As far as Kurt Cobain is concened, that music is a little harsh to my mellow. I prefer a more cerebral, easy going vibe, hence why I chose to live in a place like Portland.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Well, if you ignore the swinging gate plays. Or the three receiver second round. Those were trends where we're still way ahead of the rest of the league.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 18, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

How about 1 year rentals of old injury prone players that we trade draft picks for and play out of position?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse


Oh oh, practicing in Jet Hangers... this is kinda fun.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:00 PM

And each year saying ticket prices aren't going up...but for some reason your total bill is always higher?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

banning fans from bringing signs into the stadium and then reversing that and being like naw never mind signs are cool.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:07 PM

I think the new head coach every two years thing is going to catch on soon.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse

We def been trending the offensive name lawsuit.
The LA Pedophiles? oh boy those pedos really blew it on sunday

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Ah Portland...

Maine is beautiful in the Spring isn't it? Not to mention the lobster.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 18, 2011 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Yeah ive had that blueberry microbrew frak was talkin bout. Bar Harbour Blueberry Ale. Bar Harbour is just outside of Portland.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I understand that Maine does have incredibly beautiful seasonal spring weather, but I doubt you would find a more lovely spring climate than right here in Portland, Oregon where I happen to live and work. The summer ain't too shabby here in Portland either.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Yeah ive had that blueberry microbrew frak was talkin bout. Bar Harbour Blueberry Ale. Bar Harbour is just outside of Portland.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:33 PM |

yea...that's Portland, MAINE.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 18, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

PDX-I had some mushroom microbrew in Amsterdam..Mushrooms should be legal, too..I just gravitate towards hip-hop and punk, but some ambient metal like Merzbau and Lustmord rock pretty nice..

Posted by: frak | February 18, 2011 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Santana Moss says Haynesworth wasn’t a distraction in 2010
Posted by Mike Florio on February 18, 2011, 2:57 PM EST
Redskins receiver Santana Moss joined PFT Live on Friday, and among other things he talked about teammate Albert Haynesworth.

Moss said that Haynesworth wasn’t a problem for Moss and that the players simply wanted what was best for the team.

“Our locker room wasn’t distracted from this stuff,” Moss said. “We really didn’t care because it really wasn’t that big of a deal. I think the coach handled it real well. He handled it with Haynesworth. He didn’t bring it into the meeting room, he didn’t bring it on the field. Whenever something went on with him and Haynesworth, it was handled between him and Haynesworth.”

Moss also said he thinks the media “made it bigger than what it was” because of Haynesworth’s contract. Which makes sense, since the size of Haynesworth’s contract made it seem even more significant when Haynesworth got himself in hot water with Mike Shanahan.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 18, 2011 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Far be it from me to judge any place as having a better Spring than any other place though. Come to Portland and judge for yourself. We have a plethora of outdoor cafes to enjoy the Spring weather from, one right up the street from my house here in Portland.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Funny, Portland, Maine is a kind of funky alternative city, also, and I lived there a few years, too..No shortage of blueberries in Maine, but I was talkin' bout Portland , Oregon with PDX..

Posted by: frak | February 18, 2011 3:40 PM | Report abuse

PlayAction was fortunate enough to visit the quaint town of Portland, Maine at the tender age of one...ahhhhh the memories....

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted at 1:57 PM ET, 02/18/2011
Redskins won't hold camp at George Mason this year
By Mike Jones

The Washington Redskins will not be holding training camp at George Mason University as they had hoped.

General Manager Bruce Allen and George Mason Athletic Director Tom O'Connor announced Friday ..... the details couldn't be completely resolved this year.

O'Connor issued a statement saying the university wasn't able to give the Redskins the assurance that all of the needed facilities would be available at the time training camp is scheduled to take place.


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Wild guess but, i would bet this is a "save face" Press Release.. What probably really happened is a stalemate when the Skins may of set the following terms..

>>George Mason U..you pay for the upgrades to your facilities.. However, if the Lockout eliminates Training Camp altogether, we owe you nothing.

Those Terms seem more like the Skin's FO we know and love.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | February 18, 2011 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I need my sarcasm font back. peeps aint gettin it.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 18, 2011 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Spring arrives late in Maine, sometimes into May, but once it breaks, you can see why the rich flock there for the summer..It sparkles..

George Mason would be too much urban sprawl, they should go to Carlisle or even Frostburg..Frostburg is a little colder than Carlisle..

Posted by: frak | February 18, 2011 3:47 PM | Report abuse

frak, mushrooms grow with frivlolous, reckless abandon out here in the Pacific Northwest. The damp conifer forests are ideal breeding ground for just about any kind of edible wild mushroom, and there's no better place to find them than right here in Oregon. You should come out here to Portland and indulge yourself in the sheer merriment of hunting for the perfect morel with me. We may even find the treasured golden chanterelle. Short of that, there's a farmers market where we can find all this and more without having to venture any further than downtown Portland, not too far from where my new job is.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:47 PM | Report abuse

My father was born in Portland , ME. That's also where he met my mother. I spent a few summers there visiting my Grandmother. It was alright. Old Orchard Beach, Booth Bay, and Bar Harbor were the high points.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 18, 2011 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely delightful weather in NC right now.

Tomorrow will be filled with cornhole, Heineken and friends.

Enjoy your weekends hampsters.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 18, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse


Far be it from me to judge any place as having a better Spring than any other place though. Come to Portland and judge for yourself. We have a plethora of outdoor cafes to enjoy the Spring weather from, one right up the street from my house here in Portland.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:40 PM

would agree... We stop in Portland all the time on our way to Freeport, ME (LL Bean HQ and outlets).
Best city of that size in NE.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | February 18, 2011 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Did you gentleman know that Portland, Oregon could have just as easily been named Boston, Oregon? It was decided on a coin flip_flop between the two gents who would come to name this uber lovely place that I call home, one from Boston, Mass and the other from Portland, Maine. Google it if you don't believe me.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Luckily for me, the gent from Maine won. Otherwise I'd be going on ad nauseum about how I live and work in Boston and not Portland and I would then also be NerdintheBOS. Thank goodness!

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 4:02 PM | Report abuse

"Is Mike Jones slipping already...giving us posts on things the Redskins will not be doing?"

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 2:23 PM

Maybe, but let's cut him some slack. With no NFL hot stove league yet because of the labor problem, and the draft over a month away, there's NOTHING of interest to talk about. Hence the weather posts . . .

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | February 18, 2011 4:02 PM | Report abuse

lucky for those Portland, Oregonians the gent that won the coin flip wasnt from Crapo, Maryland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crapo,_Maryland

Posted by: onanygivensunday | February 18, 2011 4:03 PM | Report abuse

frak, mushrooms grow with frivlolous, reckless abandon out here in the Pacific Northwest. The damp conifer forests are ideal breeding ground for just about any kind of edible wild mushroom, and there's no better place to find them than right here in Oregon. You should come out here to Portland and indulge yourself in the sheer merriment of hunting for the perfect morel with me. We may even find the treasured golden chanterelle. Short of that, there's a farmers market where we can find all this and more without having to venture any further than downtown Portland, not too far from where my new job is.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Have you seen the Bizarre Foods episode where Andrew Zimmern was in Portland ME? I figured you may have bumped into him since you live there.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I believe every decision should be made using a coin toss...it would solve all of the worlds problems.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 4:04 PM | Report abuse

PDX-Yeah, I love Oregon . Its got those Chinese Zen mountains all over the place..The mild climate and atmosphere attracts a lot of urban Kali dudes to the Ducks and the Beavers..

Mushroom season right around the corner, yo!!

Posted by: frak | February 18, 2011 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I figured you may have bumped into him since you live there.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 18, 2011 4:03 PM

lol

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Andre Carter has a $4 million option bonus in his contract this off season. If the Skins don't pay it, he becomes a free agent. If the Skins do pay it, he has a no trade clause in his contract.

So, if the 'Skins want to trade him they have to pay the bonus and then get him to waive the no trade clause.

Posted by: beep-beep

Not Haynesworth quality obviously, but if that's right it's yet another lesson on how not to structure contracts by the genius team of Cerrato & Snyder.

Posted by: TheCork | February 18, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I was actually at this incredibly cool bar right here in Portland last summer and was sitting next to Andrew Zimmern. We yacked it up for a good hour over a delicious velvety chocolate Porter or two, not too far from my house here in Portland.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Mushroom season right around the corner, yo!!

Posted by: frak |

Shouldn't be long before an Aaron Sorkin sighting.

Posted by: TheCork | February 18, 2011 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I didn't realize it was Andrew Zimmern I had been conversing with that evening until the next day when he sent me an evite to this cool upcoming event not too far from where I work in downtown Portland.

Posted by: NerdinthePDX | February 18, 2011 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Hope everyone has an awesome Presidents Day…and you all get everything that you asked for…I’m going to celebrate by buying a new car, mattress or dinette set.

Go Portland, Maine!

Posted by: PlayAction | February 18, 2011 4:17 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: onanygivensunday | February 18, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Sure, like GMU wants Snyder's merry band of thugs in the midst of their campus. Thugs, rapes, domestic violence, drunk driving, fighting, knifings, guns, drugs you name it, it's all on show at Redskin's T.C. under Snyder. Mostly, I suspect least of all, Fairfax City doesn't want this enormous criminal element plopped down in their midst to have to deal with. Who could blame them? Who needs ANY of it? It's nonsensical. Dickenson College doesn't want it anymore either. Those days are OVER. Thanks, Danny..

Posted by: JamesChristian | February 19, 2011 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Always found it funny how Portland labels itself the Austin of the north. Don't think Austin returns the favor. Nice place though.

Posted by: tslats | February 19, 2011 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Just as well not to have camp at GMU. Those students could pick up some really bad habits.

Posted by: ftlmikeflorida | February 19, 2011 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 18, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

He was a starting DE. And John Fox is moving him back there as an every down DE. Just let it go man, you made a foolish statement.

Posted by: josettes | February 20, 2011 1:41 AM | Report abuse

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