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Next task for Redskins? Getting Trent Williams signed


During a news conference Friday to introduce Trent Williams, the Redskins' top draft pick, General Manager Bruce Allen, sitting in the crowd, asked Williams if he planed to sign on time. Laughter erupted throughout the room, and Williams, standing at the lectern, said he would.

With Williams expected to start at left tackle, it would benefit him to report to camp on time to have as much prep time as possible in the preseason. "Of course, it's definitely important for Trent and for us" to sign on time, Williams's co-representative, Eugene Parker, said Saturday in a phone interview.

"It's important for every player. It's what you try to do. But a contract is an agreement between two people. So if one person agrees and the other person doesn't agree, you don't have a contract. It's very important to get him in on time. We had the third pick last year [former LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson, who went to the Kansas City Chiefs] and he got in just fine."

By Jason Reid  |  April 25, 2010; 10:28 AM ET
Categories:  NFL Draft , Trent Williams  
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Getting guys in on time, never a problem for Dan...

Posted by: Club320 | April 25, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

I don't think Jason Campbell even wins the starting job over Gradkowski. He is and always has been a back-up QB. As for why we didn't keep him as our back-up. He doesn't do what Shanahan wants very well and Rex does. Colt may too, we'll see.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | April 25, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

(someone email JR for a clarification)

OK can someone please confir/deny this?? NO mention of these stipulations - which seem nearly impossible in the next two years - was made yesterday when he got dealt. John Clayton knows his stuff tho....Say it ain't so??

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | April 25, 2010 10:32 AM
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Looks like "Raider Nation" is starting to wake up to the details of the deal like the Redskin fans.
Their blogs are going a little bat-sh-t over getting "Campbell for nothing."

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=LU3&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&q=%22campbell+for+nothing%22+and+raiders&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 25, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Getting guys in on time, never a problem for Dan...

Posted by: Club320 | April 25, 2010 10:37 AM

Cheap shot and absolutely wrong. Patrick Ramsey missed a lot of camp and the Redskins nearly traded him to Chicago because he wouldn't sign. Of all the guys who needed to be in camp, Patrick Ramsey was in the top ten.

Posted by: League-Source | April 25, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

A fouth round pick in 2010 for JC.

Wow.

I wonder how much value Rex Grossman would have on the open market?

I have a friend who is a Bears fan, and he's not exactly in the Rex Grossman camp. But heck, Kyle My Last Name Is Shanahan seems to have a high opinion of him.

And while I like the Trench WIlliams pick, if you look at the combine tape of the center we picked, Erik My Neck Is Cast From Concrete Cook, he's not exactly fleet of foot, nor does it look like his head turns anymore than 10 degrees in either direction.

Let's hope he has good peripheral vision to make up for that. Plus, is he a little tall for a center?

Selvish Capers?

I dunno.

But one thing I do know is I've heard enough of this "zone blocking scheme" Shanahan plans to deploy, either that or not enough to convince me that it makes a prospective lineman anymore likely to succeed here than somewhere else.

Your left tackle is primarily responsible for protecting the QB's blindside. I love that fact that Williams can run a 4.8 forty, but something tells me we may be in for a bit of a let down as far as pass pro is concerned.

Williams may be the more physically gifted athlete,, but Okung seems more humble, grounded, and hard working and once again, I don't care that he doesn't run a 4.8 forty.

Which leads me back to the subject of Rex Grossman.

Ugh...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

A fourth round pick in 2012, I mean.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Next task for Redskins? Getting Trent Williams signed
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That may also depend on how soon Braford signs....

Posted by: hbu_dog | April 25, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

True.

and Zorn would make a horrible politician.

far too forthright, or honest, or whatever...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Not too many potential politicians here on this blog, that's for sure.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 25, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I don't think Jason Campbell even wins the starting job over Gradkowski. He is and always has been a back-up QB. As for why we didn't keep him as our back-up. He doesn't do what Shanahan wants very well and Rex does. Colt may too, we'll see.


And what exactly does Rex do well? Campbell is a much better QB. I hope and think he will do well in Oakland. The Redskins flat out railroaded Campbell! I'd take him as my back up over a 2012 4th rounder everyday

Posted by: meepres | April 25, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

One thing that worries me a bit about zone blocking is that everyone mentions that the RB makes one cut and goes. I wonder if any of our three guys have the jets to do that at their age. Time will tell.

That being said, I'm sure Shanman had his reasons for going Williams over Okung.

Posted by: bostskin | April 25, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

And what exactly does Rex do well?

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Throw interceptions and put the football on the turf before the whistle has been blown.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Getting guys in on time, never a problem for Dan...

Posted by: Club320 | April 25, 2010 10:37 AM

Cheap shot and absolutely wrong. Patrick Ramsey missed a lot of camp and the Redskins nearly traded him to Chicago because he wouldn't sign. Of all the guys who needed to be in camp, Patrick Ramsey was in the top ten.

Posted by: League-Source | April 25, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

haha. So I'm confused. Are you saying under Snyder the Skins have a problem signing players? Historically, they wait for the slot and compensate accordingly. Never heard anyone accuse Snyder of not paying players. Maybe you just love to hate Dan.

Posted by: Club320 | April 25, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

And what exactly does Rex do well? Campbell is a much better QB. I hope and think he will do well in Oakland. The Redskins flat out railroaded Campbell! I'd take him as my back up over a 2012 4th rounder everyday

Posted by: meepres | April 25, 2010 10:55 AM |

Do you even know what railroaded means dummy, they traded him to a team will he will have the chance to be the starter. He did not have that chance here, so I would say they actually helped JC out.

Rex knows this offesne already and JC doesn't, and you have know idea if JC would be a better QB in this offesne then Rex.

We were lucky to get any pick for JC he had no trade value at all.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 25, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

"Did we really get smoked by Al Davis?"


I don't think any of us want to get caught up in some debate about this.

Autumn is a raider and #17 in sliver and black is as well.

Whereas I don't know Jason Campbell personally, I am glad he gets away to a new place to maybe have some kind of career.

His demeanor and professionalism will mesh with Left Coast sensabilities.

And given that the raiders have endured J Russell's failures, any kind of production from Campbell will be seen as a blessing.

Those 3,600 yards behind a porous line may weren't a fluke, ya' know.

They already know he's a mid-range--not deep--passer, and must change their offense to fit what he does best: a nice develop for him as for his career, it's more of him changing to fit a new offense.

He may find the AFC West to his liking and flourish in ways there he could not have for a team and fanbase in D.C. that gives a lot and expects so more in return.


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

In a season dubbed as a "roller coaster ride" by Grossman himself, the fourth-year quarterback had several productive performances, which were seemingly diluted by a handful of turnover-ridden games. While earning a passer rating of at least 100 in seven games, he earned a sub 50 rating in five games during the latter portion of the season.

Grossman career game stats include a zero rating during the 2006 season’s finale game against the Packers. His work ethic drew criticism, when he admitted that he was not adequately prepared to play, and later claimed the game to be "meaningless." He was also rumored to hoard Twinkies in his locker, and was often seen drinking Dr. Pepper during press conferences.

High highs and low lows.

In the Super Bowl, Grossman completed 20 of 28 passes, including a one-yard touchdown pass. However, in this game he threw two interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown, and fumbled twice due to miscues between him and center Olin Kreutz.

Before the 2007 season, Grossman vowed that he would improve his performance by simply “protecting the ball." He was named the team’s starting quarterback for the 2007 season, despite inconsistent and lackluster play throughout the preseason.

Grossman then committed ten turnovers his first three outings of the season.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

We haven't had a good administration in here since Gibb's first tenure. Gibb's second stint was marred with a bunch of failures and we still made the playoffs.

My point is that we still dont know what we have with these players, especially our receivers. You think Zorn knew what he was doing? You think that Campbell knew what he was doing half the time? Sherm Lewis came in from calling bingo and made the offense look respectable, getting production from Davis and Thomas.

Both Shannahans will figure it out, McNabb will figure it out. No more Cerrato.

I'm not saying playoffs by any stretch, but I will say we are in much better hands now than we have been in 20 years.

Posted by: JSchon | April 25, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

"...but Okung seems more humble, grounded, and hard working and once again, I don't care that he doesn't run a 4.8 forty."


Were into Williams v. Okung?

Well, our very own Brian Orakpo, who's faced both while in college, proclaimed Williams to be worthy.

Not that Okung isn't.

But Williams is a redskin.

And Okung isn't.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

His demeanor and professionalism will mesh with Left Coast sensabilities.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 11:01 AM

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Thin skinned Jason Campbell will be eaten alive by the fans and media in the Bay area.

Left Coast sensibilities aside, Oakland is probably the worst place for JC to revive his career.

Buffalo would have been a much better place for the young man.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

A fourth round pick in 2012, I mean.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | April 25, 2010 10:51 AM
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chia...According to ESPN, its a conditional 2012 4th.. If Raiders make the playoffs or JC makes the Probowl. Which means JC was released or cut.

Here is a theory why Shanahan hasnt mentioned this in his post Draft conferences..
He hasnt told Snyder yet.. .... Snyder told Shanny he couldnt just release JC who he has invested a 1st and 3 picks on....
So, Shanny didnt.. He got a totally unachievable 4th round pick....haha...

Its like clinton.. it depends on the definition of sex..
Here it depends on the definition of "traded for a pick".

Skins should of gotten at least a veteran OLine player for JC. As ironic that would of been since he never had an OLine.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 25, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Chia,

JC is gone so posting Rex Grossman stats will not bring him back, get over it and move on.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 25, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: frediefritz | April 25, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Skins should of gotten at least a veteran OLine player for JC..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 25, 2010 11:13 AM

Really? Which team was offering a veteran OL for JC?

Posted by: League-Source | April 25, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

"...but Okung seems more humble, grounded, and hard working and once again, I don't care that he doesn't run a 4.8 forty."

Were into Williams v. Okung?

Well, our very own Brian Orakpo, who's faced both while in college, proclaimed Williams to be worthy.

Not that Okung isn't.

But Williams is a redskin.

And Okung isn't.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 25, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Well said. I wanted Okung but in Shanny we trust. 'Nuff said.

HAIL

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | April 25, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

We had the third pick last year [former LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson, who went to the Kansas City Chiefs] and he got in just fine."

You also had Michael Crabtree last year.

Refresh my memory...when did he sign?

Posted by: nojunk4me | April 25, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Trent is the better athlete but his attitude and consistency were big question marks heading in.

I wouldn't be surprised if he struggled at first.

Posted by: Bious | April 25, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

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