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TV feed lost briefly

For the second week in a row, the feed for the Redskins game was interrupted. CBS, which televised Sunday's 14-6 victory by the Chiefs, switched to the Ravens-Vikings game briefly before the signal came back. Last week, the feed dropped out during Fox's broadcast of the Redskins-Panthers game.

By Gene Wang  |  October 18, 2009; 9:43 PM ET
 
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Suggestion: Keep CP26 off his feed for a day or two so he can slim down and regain some speed.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | October 18, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

thanks for the update on that.........................................................what a relief !

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if this means that Zorn also will no longer have decision authority on when or when not to go for it, when or when not to accept a penalty, when or when not to kick a field goal, when or when not to challenge, and when or when not to call timeouts. He's wearing too many hats for all that stuff too. I wonder where our boy pabrian is now?

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 18, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 18, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

No didn't realize that had happened even though they announced the fact during the game. Might be more relevant if you knew why. My guess is the FCC must have turned on the game and initially thought CBS was running something obsence. It was but not in the way the FCC opposes so they turned it back on.

Posted by: lifelongfan | October 18, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Smart cameras.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

I meant obscene, jokes work better if you spell correctly.

Posted by: lifelongfan | October 18, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

I guess this only happens to the Redskins. Next week it will be on ESPN and this will happen again.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 18, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Repost

I doubt this will fix anything but I don't see this as I problem. I believe CBS showed a stat that indicated only a handful of teams HC call plays. I believe most are called by the OC who is up in the booth and has a better read on how the plays are developing. However, if the team doesn't block, catch or throw accurate passes it doesn't matter what play is called.

Posted by: lifelongfan | October 18, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: lifelongfan | October 18, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

For the second week in a row, the feed for the Redskins game was interrupted.

The network was attempting to switch to a real NFL game, one that featured offense, defense, points and stuff.

Posted by: k_square | October 18, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

If their smart, next Monday they'll put Heidi on for 3 hours

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Zorn, Cerrato's fates apparently are intertwined
Posted by Mike Florio on October 18, 2009 9:58 PM ET
Redskins fans, there might be signs of hope in D.C., after all.

We're hearing that there's a strong belief within the Redskins organization that the fates of coach Jim Zorn and V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato are tied together.

So if/when Zorn goes, Cerrato could be dumped, too. (There's a chance Zorn would go after the Eagles game next Monday, and that Cerrato wouldn't be fired until after the season ends.)

That might help explain why Zorn and Cerrato will decide tomorrow who'll call the plays for the rest of the year. And why Zorn didn't simply refuse to give up his play-calling function.

The next question becomes who'll call the plays?

If it's not Sherm Lewis, we're not sure who it will be. Mike Holmgren? Joe Gibbs? Dan Snyder?

That said, Zorn should have refused to give up his play-calling duties and forced his termination. Instead, he has now allowed himself to be systematically neutered over the past two weeks, with the addition of Lewis and now the surrender of one of Zorn's core functions.
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Thank GOD!

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 18, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Well, next week perhaps the Redskins can set a new record, the lowest ratings in the history of MNF.

Posted by: CJMARTIN04 | October 18, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Man, I don't know about the rest of you, but I am so psyched for the Eagles game on Monday night! Are those guys from Philly in for a nasty surprise, or what? Hoo boy...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse


So I took the under on 12 hours for Zorn to be fired.

I need a ruling... do i win, lose, push or no bet?

Guessing i lose on a technicality.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 18, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Play calling alone will not come close to curing this problem...a temporary "feel-good cause we're doing something " drug for a battered fan base.....please come next week and see how it works !!...and while you're watching this also fail ..please have a few $12 beers.

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

what a f'n joke

Posted by: Salinas1 | October 18, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell quote: "Everyone always wants to point the finger at me, and that's why I always say you have to keep your head up, keep going, keep moving because you know what's going on," Campbell told The Post's Jason Reid hours after leaving FedEx Field. "But I know this: I am definitely at a critical point of my career. I want us to get turned around. That's really what I'm thinking about. But, yeah, I am a critical part of my career where you just want the opportunity to try to be successful."

Posted by: rachel216 | October 18, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Actually, as bad as the Skins are, the Iggles didn't look much better against a poor Raiders team today.

Who knows, maybe the Redskins will surprise the Eagles and themselves on MNF.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 18, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Eagles 43
Redkins 6

This game will be pre-empted with Laverne & Shirley re-runs after the first quarter.

Posted by: wizard5 | October 18, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Man, I don't know about the rest of you, but I am so psyched for the Eagles game on Monday night! Are those guys from Philly in for a nasty surprise, or what? Hoo boy...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse


Stay away from the bong man !

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Best post/reference of the day


/If their smart, next Monday they'll put Heidi on for 3 hours
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/Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zornskins2 | October 18, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

And thank goodness.

Posted by: wizard5 | October 18, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Wait, the feed went out? I didn't notice, because i was busy gouging my eyes out.

Thanks for the update Redskins Insider! So keen with the observations, you.

Posted by: ThisGuy | October 18, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

If things continue, how does Cerrato not get fired?

Sherm Lewis isn't here just to boost his Bingo bank roll. I'm willing to bet he is doing a fact finding mission for his old boss--Mike Holmgren.

If Holmgren has a mole here, he'll know by year's end if it's even worth considering.

Dollars to doughnuts...Holmgren hears nothing but shti and takes the Chargers job instead.

Posted by: k_square | October 18, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Love the Heidi pull...classic.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

I was at the game today.

Posted by: rickyroge | October 18, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Today! Collins (does read progressions), 60.1 rating: Soup, 46.1. Each played a half. Play the best player....

HTTR, HV!

Posted by: Realness1 | October 18, 2009 9:01 PM |
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Please. Stop. Now. You. Are. An. Idiot.

Posted by: hithere1 | October 18, 2009 9:48 PM

Posted by: Realness1 | October 18, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Rickyroge, glad you didn't despairingly carbon monoxide yourself in the garage after having to witness that debacle.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 18, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

We could be the only team that improves when the owners bring in replacement players in a couple of years.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Well, considering Holmgren's unbridled success as HC of the Seattle Seahawks, San Diego can have him...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Sorry if this was posted b4

Zorn, Cerrato's fates apparently are intertwined

Posted by Mike Florio on October 18, 2009 9:58 PM ET
Redskins fans, there might be signs of hope in D.C., after all.

We're hearing that there's a strong belief within the Redskins organization that the fates of coach Jim Zorn and V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato are tied together.

So if/when Zorn goes, Cerrato could be dumped, too. (There's a chance Zorn would go after the Eagles game next Monday, and that Cerrato wouldn't be fired until after the season ends.)

That might help explain why Zorn and Cerrato will decide tomorrow who'll call the plays for the rest of the year. And why Zorn didn't simply refuse to give up his play-calling function.

The next question becomes who'll call the plays?

If it's not Sherm Lewis, we're not sure who it will be. Mike Holmgren? Joe Gibbs? Dan Snyder?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/18/zorn-cerratos-fates-apparently-are-intertwined/

That said, Zorn should have refused to give up his play-calling duties and forced his termination. Instead, he has now allowed himself to be systematically neutered over the past two weeks, with the addition of Lewis and now the surrender of one of Zorn's core functions.

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Jim Zen should have resigned as HC of the Washington Redskins the moment they brought in Sherman Williams, and now this?

Does Jim Zen have an ounce of self respect?

A gram?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

The Raiders beat the Eagles?

What does this mean for the Redskins?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:23 PM | Report abuse

JC is feeling the pressure of needing to do well so he can get paid.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 18, 2009 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Given his propensity for filtering out bad news about his team, I'm guessing Snyder personally cut the wires.

Look for him to buy CBS next season and integrate it into his "Red Zebra" broadcasting network.

What an utter and complete joke that man is.

Posted by: drischord | October 18, 2009 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Jim Zen should have resigned as HC of the Washington Redskins the moment they brought in Sherman Williams, and now this?

Does Jim Zen have an ounce of self respect?

A gram?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse


There are times in life when its necessary to close your eyes and grab your ankles

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone explain to me how Zorn and Vinny can be intertwined? I mean, if Zorn is failing, doesn't the assumption is that Vinny has assembled enough talent to blame the coach? Conversely, if Vinny has failed to assemble enough talent, doesn't that vindicate Zorn?

I don't get this, though it does not surprise me. Any course that ends up with Cerrato being shown the door is fine in my book.

Get Holmgren as GM (not coach), and things will turn around quickly.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse


Well, considering Holmgren's unbridled success as HC of the Seattle Seahawks, San Diego can have him...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:17 PM |

I second that!

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

The owner of this team would sue his own dog if it meant more revenue. Firing Cerrato, Zorn, the groundskeeper, the chick who sells Twizzlers in section 306, and the cheerleader who won't sleep with me will all mean nothing if the owner doesn't look in the mirror and fix what's wrong there.

Posted by: PDiddy | October 18, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Chia, it means the eagles are gonna be extra blood thirsty.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 18, 2009 10:25 PM | Report abuse

God Bless Jason Campbell.

God Bless Jim Zorn.

To Hell with Dan Snyder and Vinny Cerrato.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

I love the 'Skins, but they are done! 2-14 for the rest of the season! The team is in too much turmoil to coordinate to win. The offense can't run because the o-line sucks and Sellers isn't man enough to block. And it doesn't matter if you throw Collins in there. He will get sacked too, even for a safety because of the same reasons why we can't run. The Defense will get tired and hurt and allow other teams to score points because the organization doesn't care if they win or not. The organization only cares about making dollars and suing season ticket holders and selling the seats to make a dollar. Once we stop going to games, deal with black outs, and stop buying merchandise Snyder will change how the team operates. He should stop trying to fake the funk and announce himself as playcaller. LOL!

Posted by: GC4Life | October 18, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

The Raiders beat the Eagles?

What does this mean for the Redskins?

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:23 PM | Report abuse


NOTHING.. SADLY THE SKINS WILL LOSE TO BOTH

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

"Get Holmgren as GM (not coach), and things will turn around quickly."

Say what?

That's what he was terrible at in Seattle! When he gave up GM duties and just coached is when the team had it's best years.

I say pass on Holmgren all around.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Kaneohe, they will.

But the Raiders?

I haven't seen them play much, but I thought they showed real promise in their season opening loss to the Patriots.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Apparently Zorn is German for eunuch.

Posted by: LarryBud | October 18, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

"Chia, it means the eagles are gonna be extra blood thirsty."

Doesn't that also mean the Skins will be extra blood thirsty as well? That field is gonna be a mess!

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, how does he continue to eat the s*** pie that Snyderato keeps feeding him?

Posted by: LarryBud | October 18, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

The Raiders beating the Eagles means the Redskins are the second-worst team in the league, ever-so-slightly ahead of the Rams on the strength of that week two "win."

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 18, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

There are times in life when its necessary to close your eyes and grab your ankles

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:24 PM

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No.

Always fight back against the forces of tyrannical ineptitude.

(unless you enjoy this type of thing.)

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

There could be 40,000 Iggles fans at the game next week. You think we hit rock bottom this week? Wait till you see that.

Posted by: Kev29 | October 18, 2009 10:33 PM | Report abuse

There are times in life when its necessary to close your eyes and grab your ankles

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:24 PM

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No.

Always fight back against the forces of tyrannical ineptitude.

(unless you enjoy this type of thing.)

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse


Sorry to be so rude but Its all about the $$$$

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:36 PM | Report abuse

IF I had tix, i would charge the iggles fans who bought them every penny i could squeeze them for. I figure danny would be proud.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 18, 2009 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Anybody remember the SNL "Steinbrenner Deathwatch" bit? Would it be poor taste to start one for our owner?

Posted by: LarryBud | October 18, 2009 10:37 PM | Report abuse

No.

Always fight back against the forces of tyrannical ineptitude.

(unless you enjoy this type of thing.)

Posted by: Chia_Pet |

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Now that's what I'm talking about! Norv Turner will always be a pusse' because of the way he took sh!t off of that little know nothing punk Snyder instead of kicking his azz in the closet in Texas stadium when Snyder reamed him out at half time. How cool would that have been?

Sure, he would have been fired, but man I would respect that dude, instead, he remains a door mat of a head coach.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Well, considering Holmgren's unbridled success as HC of the Seattle Seahawks, San Diego can have him...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | October 18, 2009 10:17 PM |

I second that!

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Holmgren had a 10 season run in Seattle, with an 86-78 W-L record. 6 playoff appearances and was their only coach to get them to a Super Bowl.

He was responsible for drafting the O Line, which helped Shaun Alexander to consecutive rushing titles. He was primarily responsible for developing Hasselback, who turned out to be a pretty good QB.

Next to Marty, this could easily be the best coaching hire on little Napolean's record.

Posted by: k_square | October 18, 2009 10:37 PM | Report abuse

So, as I understand it, tomorrow, Dan Synder will be announced as the new play caller?

It's the only football-related job function that Snyder has yet to try to take on.

It's amazing, but the team today is worse off than it was when Snyder bought it back in 1999. And he bought the team after a year in which the 'Skins started 0-7.

Posted by: CommonSenseDude | October 18, 2009 10:38 PM | Report abuse

IF I had tix, i would charge the iggles fans who bought them every penny i could squeeze them for. I figure danny would be proud.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 18, 2009 10:36 PM | Report abuse


Yeah, a few seats he wouldn't have to discount next year

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

People keep mentioning the worst teams and keep failing to mention the Titans.

They won 13 games last year, and are 0-6 and got smacked around 59-0 today.

As bad as the Redskins offense is, at least they have a decent defense.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 18, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Zorn can't quit. NFL coaches contracts are guaranteed, but not if they resign. The best part of all of this (apart from the poetic justice that is befalling an owner who saw fit to sue his own fans) is that Snyder will be paying Zorn long after he gives him the boot.

Posted by: PDiddy | October 18, 2009 10:40 PM | Report abuse

"Get Holmgren as GM (not coach), and things will turn around quickly."

Say what?

That's what he was terrible at in Seattle! When he gave up GM duties and just coached is when the team had it's best years.

I say pass on Holmgren all around.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse
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He was not 'terrible' at GM/HC. He brought in several linchpins to the Super Bowl run, (Hasselbeck, Shawn Alexander, Steve Hutchinson to name a few). Sure, he made it 'over the top' as only HC, but ignoring his contribution to assembling the team is intellectually lazy.

You cannot say that Holmgren doesnt know football or doesnt run a tight ship, especially in relation to the clowns we have up there now.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2009 10:43 PM | Report abuse

No.

Always fight back against the forces of tyrannical ineptitude.

(unless you enjoy this type of thing.)

Posted by: Chia_Pet |

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Now that's what I'm talking about! Norv Turner will always be a pusse' because of the way he took sh!t off of that little know nothing punk Snyder instead of kicking his azz in the closet in Texas stadium when Snyder reamed him out at half time. How cool would that have been?

Sure, he would have been fired, but man I would respect that dude, instead, he remains a door mat of a head coach.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:37 PM | Report abuse

IN THE SHORT TERM You're giving these people more credit than they deserve...thats when the $$ rules all. In the long term they are all wonderful.

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:44 PM | Report abuse

I'll still take a pass on Holmgren. We'll be a 9-7 wildcard team forever at best.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Zorn and Holmgren are pretty good friends. You don't think Zorn is telling Holmgren to stay the F away from this franchise? Holmgren coaching the Redskins would shock me.

My totally off the top of my head guesses: Shanahan ends up in Dallas, Cowher in Carolina, Holmgren in Oakland, and Russ Grimm in DC.

Posted by: PDiddy | October 18, 2009 10:48 PM | Report abuse

but ignoring his contribution to assembling the team is intellectually lazy.

You cannot say that Holmgren doesnt know football or doesnt run a tight ship, especially in relation to the clowns we have up there now.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2009 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Spot on Matt!

Posted by: k_square | October 18, 2009 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Pray Vinny gets canned along with Zorn.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | October 18, 2009 10:50 PM | Report abuse

for everyone saying Sherm Lewis can call Offensive plays.. He was an asst OC but, by his own admission, he has never called plays...

Skins will have to find someone from the outside..

Vinny looks as pathetic and unorganized as we thought he was.. He should of made this play calling announcement AFTER he found an OC with experience.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 18, 2009 10:50 PM | Report abuse

I'll still take a pass on Holmgren. We'll be a 9-7 wildcard team forever at best.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse
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A forever 9-7 wildcard team would be an improvement, in case you hadn't noticed.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

for everyone saying Sherm Lewis can call Offensive plays.. He was an asst OC but, by his own admission, he has never called plays...

Skins will have to find someone from the outside..

Vinny looks as pathetic and unorganized as we thought he was.. He should of made this play calling announcement AFTER he found an OC with experience.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 18, 2009 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Vinny IS as pathetic and unorganized as he seems.....ITs all about the Master and BUTT BOY

Posted by: dl51 | October 18, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

I'll still take a pass on Holmgren. We'll be a 9-7 wildcard team forever at best.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse
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A forever 9-7 wildcard team would be an improvement, in case you hadn't noticed.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2009 10:54 PM

Trying to win Superbowls pal. Aim higher.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

for everyone saying Sherm Lewis can call Offensive plays.. He was an asst OC but, by his own admission, he has never called plays..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | October 18, 2009 10:50 PM

I think he called plays for the Vikings and Lions. He didn't call plays for the Packers.

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Where's the pool on who we thinkshould be the new play caller?

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

I meant poll.

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 11:03 PM | Report abuse

There are 20 faces in a Magic 8-Ball. You could have one Magic 8-Ball for formation, another for play call, and a third one for protection.

"Outlook not so good, don't count on it, yes definitely...on 2...break!"

Couldn't be worse.

Posted by: PDiddy | October 18, 2009 11:05 PM | Report abuse

I'll still take a pass on Holmgren. We'll be a 9-7 wildcard team forever at best.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse
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A forever 9-7 wildcard team would be an improvement, in case you hadn't noticed.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2009 10:54 PM

Trying to win Superbowls pal. Aim higher.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse
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Obviously you aren't trying to win Superbowls, because Holmgren at GM would correct so many of the organizational flaws which prevent us from assembling an elite roster and staff.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 18, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Jim "3&out" Zorn.

We played the worst defense in the league, and were pretty darned ineffective. I'd love to blame it all on personnel, but the same guys picked the defense and they're holding their own.

There are a bunch of teams with weak Olines, poor QBs, no running attack -- heck, we've played most of them! -- and our offense is a pale imitation of them.

Even the switch at QB was a mistake, in my mind. Even with a few nice plays, how do you go back to JC when you need to? If you burn that bridge, you'd better be pretty sure you won't be needing it anytime soon.

Posted by: daggar | October 18, 2009 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Jim "3&out" Zorn.

We played the worst defense in the league, and were pretty darned ineffective. I'd love to blame it all on personnel, but the same guys picked the defense and they're holding their own.

There are a bunch of teams with weak Olines, poor QBs, no running attack -- heck, we've played most of them! -- and our offense is a pale imitation of them.

Even the switch at QB was a mistake, in my mind. Even with a few nice plays, how do you go back to JC when you need to? If you burn that bridge, you'd better be pretty sure you won't be needing it anytime soon.

Posted by: daggar | October 18, 2009 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Obviously you aren't trying to win Superbowls, because Holmgren at GM would correct so many of the organizational flaws which prevent us from assembling an elite roster and staff.


Because he built such a dynasty in Seattle?

I still pass.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Please don't bring up the train-wreck that is the REDSKINS. If DANO and bag-man VINNIE aren't squirming in their seats then they're more stupid than I give them credit for.

NOTE to SNYDER:

As I have stated here before, for a solution to the club's problems look in the mirror. You can't subvert the authority of those you place in management positions time and again, then expect excellence. Why would a solid coach like SCHOTTENHEIMER leave or one like STEVE SPAGNOLO diss you and go elsewhere? Because of pride, greed, envy? Come on DANO, get real.

Where players are concerned, the NFL is not a fantasy-football league. Yes, ALBERT HAYNESWORTH is a great defensive tackle, and I understand why he's in D.C. when I see GOLSTON being tossed around as other teams run away from BIG AL. BUT the defense is basically where it was last year without him. Couldn't some money have been used on the offensive line rebuild instead of investing it all on a handful of players? This is a team isn't it? Not every one of the 53 players can have a 100 million contract. Why not have five 20 million lesser known, but just as effective players on the squad instead? Just as many people will turn out to see games and buy t-shirts for a super-bowl club as for a 2-4 train-wreck of a team headed for disaster. More in fact, many more.

The long-term season ticket-holders of this franchise should sue the NFL for allowing SNYDER to continue in an ownership position in D.C.

Posted by: glawrence007 | October 18, 2009 11:15 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: TWISI | October 18, 2009 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Because he built such a dynasty in Seattle?

I still pass.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, you've mentioned that a few times now.

What you obviously don't realize or acknowledge, is that he took over a pitiful Seahawk team. They went to the playoffs 6 out of his 10 years, including a Super Bowl. BTW....he was a huge part of turning Green Bay around also.

Posted by: k_square | October 18, 2009 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Are you talking about coaching or GM. Saetlle played in the NFC West. They were forever 9-7. He had one good season there as a COACH after he gave up his GM duties. When did anybody ever fear Seatle except that one good year?

You better go 9-7 in that division.

Pass, still. Done with this.

Posted by: edvar | October 18, 2009 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else get a weird audio broadcast of Madden and Summerall calling the 1982 superbowl gamer right before the game switched over?

I can't say I was "excited" when it switched away from a legitimately exciting game back to the abortion that was "Redskins football"

Posted by: jbanks979 | October 19, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

REDSKINS DITCH THE SMURFS AND HIRE THE MUNCHKINS

The Smurfs were an infamous collection of under-sized wide receivers that danced in the endzone after catching touchdown passes (those were the old days, friends).

In hopes of replicating "smaller is better" (women, please note this), Redskin Owner Daniel Snyder has announced replacing the entire offensive line with Munchkins!

"Not one of them is over 4 foot tall when standing up and when they get in a three point stance, they are barely taller than a speed bump," noted Snyder. "I believe offering this type of obstacle will be an improvement over our current offensive line and could allow for legal tripping as defensive players get their shoes stuck in Munchkin facemasks!"

IN OTHER REDSKIN NEWS

Head of Janitorial Services at Fed Ex field had his ability to handle a mop removed from him and a Twizzler sales person was promoted to mop handler.

Vinnie Cerrato was seen shopping for luggage at Macy's. No word yet if this is for him or to carry on the new offensive line for away games.

Posted by: laserwizard | October 19, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

I say pass on Holmgren all around.

Posted by: edvar


exactly....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | October 19, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

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