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Waiting for Goodell; Devin Thomas Blogs

Happy schedule week...it's a stretch, I know, but it's the Monday after a long holiday weekend and that's all I've got. As we mentioned last week, NFL commish Roger Goodell will reveal the schedule (supplying the dates and times; we already know the who and the where) at 7 p.m. tomorrow on the NFL Network and nfl.com. (April 14! What was the NFL thinking? Memo to IRS: you really need to give people a day's extension this year.) If you can't be parked in front of the TV or computer tomorrow night, you can get the schedule via twitter (RedskinsInsider) or mobile alert (Text "Skins" to 98999. Although this is a new number, it applies only to newbies; those who've signed up previously should still be good to go.)

In case you've missed it, Devin Thomas is blogging (and twittering). Naturally, Dan Steinberg noticed; here's Thomas revealing the identity of his hero via his blog via Cheese's blog via this blog:

"Myself. I look at myself like a superhero. More like Batman, because I can't reveal my true self. People either love or hate you, you can't get everybody to love you. Still, if people don't like you, at least you can show who you are and why you do what you do."

By Cindy Boren  |  April 13, 2009; 8:30 AM ET
 
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Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | April 13, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Does JLC really get paid for this sh*t??

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 13, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Here is what you should have taken from what Devin had to say:

"Every day I’m getting stronger and faster with the weight room work and conditioning I’m doing in our off-season training program, but just as important is the chemistry I’m developing with our quarterback Jason Campbell.

Every day I’m out there with Jason and our position coaches, just me and him running routes, critiquing little things and getting better every time out there. Soon it will become more natural and that will make it much easier.

This is the time of the year that is perfect for building chemistry with the quarterback, without the shoulder pads, without helmets, on your own time just working and conversating, seeing each other work hard.

I’m hooking Jason up with the online gaming so we can play basketball and football online. Have a little fun and keep building that chemistry"


Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

I guess DT is just a "love me some me" kinda guy. Well, that's nice.

Posted by: will_ga | April 13, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

"Myself. I look at myself like a superhero..."


"Myself...." I see the need for some time with an English teacher.

And the inarticulate ramblings of a '...young millionaire...' I, myself, could do without.

Thomas doesn't come across as Batman. He seems more like a Forrest Gump: didn't he play football, too.

Where's Jenny when I need her?

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Really? You're going to call Devin Thomas out on his grammar and then post that jumbled mess? Really?

Posted by: jstew06 | April 13, 2009 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Didn't De La Soul have a song back in the day called Me, Myslef, and I... Yeah Thomas, we gotcha.

Posted by: hbu_dog | April 13, 2009 9:26 AM | Report abuse

I like reading this from DT. I'm starting to feel better about him.

Jason and I both have a lot of motivation to prove people wrong heading into the season. I want to show why the Redskins drafted me, get out there and consistently make plays and get Ws for the team, make big plays.

My main goals are to be a starter and contribute on the field. We’ve got great athletes here at receiver but I’m going in hoping to earn a starting job.

Posted by: TWISI | April 13, 2009 9:28 AM | Report abuse

What's the status of Malcolm Kelly? Is he able to work out yet?

Posted by: TWISI | April 13, 2009 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Humor is a long dead concept on RI...

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 9:37 AM | Report abuse

If JC and 11 are working together like that its the news you want to hear. You remember in JC's first off-season after he was the starter he said he wanted to do that with Moss, but from what I remember they never ended up doing it if I remember correctly, something with Mosses schedule.

If you ask me it was probably a big setback for him and Moss chemistry wise, that season was moss' worst with the team.

WR's and QB's need to be just spending time working together like that. When TO went to Philly he bought a house next door to McNabb so that they could work in their back yards whenever they needed to, as a result he was one of the best single year WR's philly has had, and McNabb put up his 2nd best season of his career.

So that note by D11T is all good news.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Humor is a long dead concept on RI...

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 9:37 AM

Anger rulz, humor droolz!

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Realskins Report.

Coming Soon...........

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Nah, cL, it just means that most just don't get it.

Good news on both JC and DT. What about sleepy? What's he up to these days? He is up, right?

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 13, 2009 9:47 AM | Report abuse

TE- I lose as a investor into stocks. But those debt holders will come out winners in the end. Though, I and everyone who listened to me will be sleeping under a bridge.........

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 9:47 AM | Report abuse

'...Really? You're going to call Devin Thomas out on his grammar and then post that jumbled mess? Really?...'

jstew06: "You posted that jumbled mess..."

Donkey: "Moe did? Really.....?"

Shrek: "Really, really, he did."

Donkey: "I think jstew needs a hug."

Shrek: "Do you want to hug a guy who tells the world he got out of high school 3 years ago? I got problems older than that guy."


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Nice reference to "Waiting for Godot," Cindy! Who says we aren't a learned bunch up here in RI?!

If you haven't seen it, the mockumentary "Waiting for Guffman" is a laugh riot.

Posted by: swowra | April 13, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

His nickname is "Showtime?" After last season you'd think he would tone that down.

Posted by: rocco1109 | April 13, 2009 9:52 AM | Report abuse

The handful of times Thomas got the ball, he did make some kinda big plays. The endarounds

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Well, he was going to change it to Starz, but there's a $5 fee involved...

Posted by: daggar | April 13, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Does JLC really get paid for this sh*t??

Posted by: pabrian2003

Not in this case Hooked on Phonics. Have your reader peep the name at the bottom of the post.

Posted by: mack1 | April 13, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Note to Devin Thomas:
You can't be a superhero until you can run proper routes in the NFL.

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 13, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse

So who Up Here read "Waiting for Goodell", noted the appropriate use of the semicolon, and thought "Ahh, our Dauphine has returned"?

Posted by: daggar | April 13, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Haha... Moe, let me tell you, I wish I had only graduated high school three years ago, but, sadly, that just isn't the case. After your oddly out of place Shrek reference, though, I don't think I can say the same for you...

Anyway, why hate on Devin Thomas right now? He looks like he's doing all the right things this off season. Keep hope alive until at least September 1...

Posted by: jstew06 | April 13, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

swowra

'Guffman' is funny.

'Knocked Up' and 'Superbad' both continue to impress. Seth Rogan has to be the best new comic star as he reminds me of tons of dudes I used to hang out with during the smoke-filled time I was in college.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

TE- I lose as a investor into stocks. But those debt holders will come out winners in the end. Though, I and everyone who listened to me will be sleeping under a bridge.........

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 9:47 AM

I thought -- for a long time -- that a sure way to make money was to invest alongside Dan Snyder. I owned shares in Six Flags but got out after about a 10% loss.

I think that the franchise was hopeless -- because of the debt load -- before he took control and improved management. Its one hole card was the value of the land. Some of the parks were sitting on some choice real estate, but when the bottom dropped out of the real estate market that play was over.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Just read about the American snipers taking out those pirates to free the captain.

Three (probably simultaneous) head shots on rough seas at maybe 90+ yards. Bada$%!!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/04/12/somalia.pirates/index.html

Posted by: swowra | April 13, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

""People either love or hate you, you can't get everybody to love you.""

Wow. Sounds like DT has been watching alot of Jerry Maguire.

Hey DT, I think the fans just want to see you actually earn a paycheck and make us feel like we didn't blow a high draft pick...That's all.

Posted by: p1funk | April 13, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

'...why hate on Devin Thomas right now?'

I wasn't hating on Thomas.

That's what's misplaced.

To summarize a line from "Shrek," everything has layers.

Skimming to find fault with someone's post is usually the path one takes to avoid probing the depth hidden in what someone is saying.

In my mind, blogging really is the last thing Devin Thomas should be doing. It presupposes a status with the public his performance has yet to generate.

He seems like the new class of athlete the young people admire, you know, the guys who get the money and shoe deal before the rings and the great plays made on the field.

Chris Cooley, for example, blogs as he's done something worthy of attention. As for Devin Thomas: the guy wears Pat Ramsey's old number, for goodness sake.

And we know what happened to him, don't we?

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Just read about the American snipers taking out those pirates to free the captain.

Three (probably simultaneous) head shots on rough seas at maybe 90+ yards. Bada$%!!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/04/12/somalia.pirates/index.html

Posted by: swowra | April 13, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse


WaPo has a headline talking about how this is such a great victory for Obama.

If Oblahma were there, he'd still be in the middle of a speech apologizing for all the horrible things the U.S. has done to pirates over the course of history.

(Let's see what kind of rise this comment gets!)

Posted by: p1funk | April 13, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

'...Hey DT, I think the fans just want to see you actually earn a paycheck and make us feel like we didn't blow a high draft pick...That's all....'


As for me, myself, I think this post summarizes what I was thinking to myself when I posted what I though to myself about what I was thinking about what D Thomas was posting about himself.


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

So who Up Here read "Waiting for Goodell", noted the appropriate use of the semicolon, and thought "Ahh, our Dauphine has returned"?

Posted by: daggar | April 13, 2009 10:00 AM |

Not me. I read "that's all I've got" and I thought dcsween had taken over the blog. Then the link to Steinbog gave it away as Cindy's work.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

So if Thomas catches 50 passes is it ok if he blogs then?

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | April 13, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

""As for me, myself, I think this post summarizes what I was thinking to myself when I posted what I though to myself about what I was thinking about what D Thomas was posting about himself.""

That's what I was saying when I was saying it too...

Posted by: p1funk | April 13, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

p1funk you're an idiot. How's that.

Posted by: TWISI | April 13, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

p1funk: "If Oblahma were there, he'd still be in the middle of a speech apologizing for all the horrible things the U.S. has done to pirates over the course of history.
(Let's see what kind of rise this comment gets!)"

In the interest of staying roughly on topic, can I suggest taking it elsewhere on the site? Say, Chris Cillizza's politics blog, or perhaps today's story on the rescue?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/12/AR2009041203002.html?hpid=topnews


They're happy to hear from all parts of the political spectrum, and the rest of us can go back to obsessing about the draft.


Posted by: Samson151 | April 13, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Samson, you think JLA's blog has a topic?

Posted by: p1funk | April 13, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

p1funk you're an idiot. How's that.

Posted by: TWISI | April 13, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

What? You don't think we've done some horrible things to pirates in the past?

Posted by: p1funk | April 13, 2009 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Come on now, attempting to respond to someone who used the term "Oblahma" is about as bad as attempting to respond to someone on this blog that uses the term "LaCantReporta". All serious discussions are immediately tossed out the window the instance anything of this sort is introduced.

Now, back to Devin's upcoming season's prospects...

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Does JLC really get paid for this sh*t??

Posted by: pabrian2003

No, he gets paid to be a reporter for the Washington Post. He does this out of love for the many wonderful folks like you who read it and respond with warm spirited notes like yours.

Shouldn't you be busy helping Danny screw up the upcoming draft?

Posted by: TheCork | April 13, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

"Skimming to find fault with someone's post is usually the path one takes to avoid probing the depth hidden in what someone is saying."

Ironic words, from someone who just made fun of the form rather than the substance of an excerpt from a DT post, don't you think?

Now, personally, I'm interested to hear Devin Thomas' thoughts as we progress through the offseason. The 'skins performance hinges strongly on how he comes out this season and I'm curious to see how he's doing.

I don't think you have to *deserve* a blog, you just have to have people interested in what you're saying. While I'm with you on the attitude problem of young athletes, which DT certainly exhibits at times, I think he's on the right path at the moment. Let him be, or at least use proper grammar when you make fun of his... just a thought.

Posted by: jstew06 | April 13, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

pt1funk: "Samson, you think JLA's blog has a topic?"

I sure do. A fairly unrestrictive one, but a topic nonetheless. The Redskins, and at least football, or at the very least, sports.


Posted by: Samson151 | April 13, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

By the way, been reading up on Aaron Maybin, and if a defensive selection is the way to go with this team, he would be my first choice (provided Curry doesn't miraculously fall). His only downside with this team is his youth (he's only 20 right now), so he likely wouldn't be playing major snaps from the outset, especially not at DE (he hasn't fully filled out yet). But I see a little Dwight Freeney in him -- and playing next to Haynesworth, he could be a nightmare in a year or two.

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

"If Oblahma were there, he'd still be in the middle of a speech apologizing for all the horrible things the U.S. has done to pirates over the course of history.
(Let's see what kind of rise this comment gets!)"

Oh I see, you get off an ignorant blast, but those of us who respond are "rising."

Fair enough.

President Obama personally approved the plan which worked perfectly. How'd things go for your boy Bush in iraq? New Orleans? With the Economy? The environment? The English language? And a thousand other messes?

You Right Wing ideologues had your turn for eight miserable, laughable years. If you had any class, or sense of fair play whatsoever, you'd shut the hail up and let a competent President like Obama try to unfug all the damage the prior administration did.

There, howja like THAT rise?

I don't start political shiite here, but silence equals assent so I feel obliged to rise. Now, can we get back to football?

Posted by: TheCork | April 13, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

psp, maybin seems way too light for a DE.


politico discussions droolz.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

psps23 so you think Maybin is a 4-3 DE? I've been reading that he may be too small and OLB is a better position, but that Maybin has little experience there.

Posted by: TWISI | April 13, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Oh I see, you get off an ignorant blast, but those of us who respond are "rising."

Fair enough.

Posted by: TheCork | April 13, 2009 10:36 AM

Cork, are you employed by the WaPo to defend JLC and call them Danny Supporters or Redskins Employees, anytime someone who dislikes JLC makes a comment on here? Or are you JLC? Or just his ****buddy as some on here call you?

Just pointing out the thing about throwing the first stone...

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 13, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

psps: "By the way, been reading up on Aaron Maybin, and if a defensive selection is the way to go with this team, he would be my first choice"

I'm gonna be honest, Penn State players scare me. I know some have been great, but a lot seem to have washed out.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 13, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I see we are all playing nicely in the Reskins Insider sandbox today. Always good to see...

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

I don't start political shiite here, but silence equals assent so I feel obliged to rise. Now, can we get back to football?

Posted by: TheCork | April 13, 2009 10:36 AM

silence = silence
assent = assent

Want to get back to football? Then stop posting your political views, and post more of your well reasoned and usually interesting football insights.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

politico discussions droolz.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Its not politico discussions that droolz, rather its the fact that some people cannot discuss politico with out acting like an idiot. They cannot have a frank honest and reasonable discussion, either because they are not smart enough to or they are not dumb enough to know to stay out of political discussions.

If people have those discussions on the blog, they are great and substantive, we have seen them work in the past.

But too many people listen to the polarized voices of FoxNews and MSNBC (which say the same opinion while blaming the other political party) and are unable to think their own thoughts on these situations.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

'...Now, can we get back to football?'

Why certainly.

If the 13th pick is either a tackle or de/slb, what should the third rounder be?

I like the idea of takng a center/right guard prospect in the 3rd (in fact, if the team 'shocked and awed' the world and took Alex Mack with the 13th pick, I'd be happy, too).

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

"psp, maybin seems way too light for a DE."

Well he bulked up to 249 lbs for his pro day, and as I said, he's only 20 years old. Plenty of room to grow physically. What you draft now isn't what he'll be as a mature player. (Of course, this is what may give the Redskins pause, given immediate needs)

What I do read is that he is an elite pass-rusher. I don't think there's a player in this draft that equates to his abilities in that regard. He has a 40'' vertical, and 10'10'' broad jump, which are nearly unheard of from a D-lineman. Few NFL DE's can match his explosiveness, let alone other players in the draft. And he's not just measurables either. Dude produced at Penn State.

If the Skins want a defensive player, this would be my guy. Draft him, use him as a pass-rushing specialist this year behind Carter and Daniels, and let him develop as Carter's eventual replacement.

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

psp, those are some out of the box numbers, but I'm still wary of that weight. I think he'd get caught in the wash, and wouldn't be able to hold the point....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Agreed Alex, that theory carries on to every aspect not just politics. Of course what you find on many blogs such as RI is the fighting, insulting, arguing that get most blogs dismissed by nearly all journalists.

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Moe,
If the 13th pick is a OT, then the 3rd round should be an OLB.

If the 13th pick is a OLB then the 3rd round should be OL, no matter what, but prefer a OT over OG.

I think interior linemen should be taken with the 4-7th picks, with a OT in the first 2 picks and then one of the D pieces with the 2nd pick.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

'...But too many people listen to the polarized voices of FoxNews and MSNBC...'


I my opinion, no one should get his political information from any tv news outlet.

I gave up on tv news as anyone what go sense can see the bias a mile a way.

I dive through multiple on-line newspaper throughout the morning or late at night and make up my own mind about thing.

Yes: I'm a conservative. But I also feel Obama is doing a good job and should be given time to fix the broken situation he was handed,.

And that's where so many conservatives fail: we make it seem like Bush left behind a wonderwful world when we know the opposite.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Of course what you find on many blogs such as RI is the fighting, insulting, arguing that get most blogs dismissed by nearly all journalists.

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 10:54 AM |

Journalists are dismissing bloggers? Jounalists? That's a good one. I've certainly never seen a journalist engage in fighting, insulting, or arguing.

Bloggers are putting the journalists out of work.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abuse

MistaMoe in addition to an interior OL, I'd look to CB. I think that's where there's good value.

Posted by: TWISI | April 13, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Hey Devin,
Catch a damn ball before you start thinking of yourself as a superhero.

Posted by: eichels | April 13, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

"I think he'd get caught in the wash, and wouldn't be able to hold the point...."

It's possible, but then again, that wouldn't be much different than Carter and JT last season, and we still managed pretty well overcoming that obstacle. He would, however, provide major upgrade potential in the pass-rushing department.

Thing is, I haven't been sold on any defensive prospects outside of Aaron Curry and possibly BJ Raji. Curry will be long gone and isn't worth the price of trading up or doling out the top 5 salary, while Raji would basically be overload at a position where we're already 4-5 deep, 3-4 of which are young or in their prime. Nobody else seems like a lock, not even Orakpo, and from what I've read, Maybin has the best home-run potential. His biggest question mark -- weight -- doesn't seem to be a question of "if", but "when" in terms of ability to overcome (due to his age and impressive weight gains over the last 2 years). None of the other LBs impress on that level, and neither do the other DEs.

To me, if the option is go defensive, Maybin would be my guy. However, I'd still vote for offensive lineman first & foremost, but it wouldn't be shocking to see them neglect that position yet again.

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

BTW I did find some of those articles on why the Pirates are suddenly being more active disturbing. As usual its the fault of the Europeans, who are supposedly illegally dumping nuclear waste in Somali waters and also illegally doing mass fishing in their waters (the combination of witch= stupid)

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Upon reading some of his blog, I just vaulted Devin Thomas from third place into first place as the "most difficult to root for" of the Skins' three second round picks from last season.

*sigh*

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 13, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Plus Maybin's a local from MD. Gotta love the locals.

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Journalists are dismissing bloggers? Jounalists? That's a good one. I've certainly never seen a journalist engage in fighting, insulting, or arguing.

Bloggers are putting the journalists out of work.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abu
obviously you have never seen the buzz bizzinger v. deadspin videos or blog posts ot the Costas now town meetings between the 2. (bloggers jornalist) the biggest issue either have is actually us (commentors) how we are cruel, foul mouthed and for the most part uneducated and just here to make fun of anyone who seems to be a target...

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas loves himself some himself. Big news.

I understand that ballers need self-confidence. But a reality check would be nice too - I just hope he didn't mean the Aikman Batman after Arrington retired him... "I'm batman..."

And Alex, I have to agree w/ you once more. Moss did have a terrible season after opening up to Hank Goldberg in an interview on WQAM that he didn't think developing chemistry (or even practicing) w/ a QB was important. Really ticked me off when I heard it.

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 13, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

'Knocked Up' and 'Superbad' both continue to impress. Seth Rogan has to be the best new comic star as he reminds me of tons of dudes I used to hang out with during the smoke-filled time I was in college.


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Moe, I loved these movies too. But have you seen Pineapple Express and Zach and Miri make a porno? Both were very dissappointing...

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 13, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Hey Moe I wonder how his new movie is, have you heard? Looks pretty funny...

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas is an idiot. He's more like Bananaman that Batman...he should keep his mouth shut until he can run an effective route and score a receiving TD in the NFL.

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 13, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I will be honest I think you see a lot of those movies have deep talent in their casts, and thats what is really making so many of the comedies today so good. Look at the early 90's when you had a guy like adam sandler and Carrey working basically on their own with 'real actors', in the best comedies, all or almost all the actors are comics like the old National Lampoons

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 11:25 AM | Report abuse

so when did the bills morph into the Bengals....??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

so when did the bills morph into the Bengals....??

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Like 5-7 years ago, I think it was after they changed uniforms but somewhere before when Bledso left.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Sooo, anyway, here's psps23's big board for the Washington Redskins, as it currently stands:

(1) Jason Smith, OT
(2) Andre Smith, OT
(3) Aaron Curry, OLB
(4) Eugene Monroe, OT
(5) Michael Oher, OT
(6) Aaron Maybin, DE
(7) Brian Orakpo, DE
(8) Michael Crabtree, WR
(9) Tyson Jackson, DE
(10) Everette Brown, DE
(11) Alex Mack, C (yes, I would take him this high if trading down weren't an option)

This would be my list of prospects, with the hopes that some or all of Matthew Stafford, Matt Sanchez, Jeremy Maclin, Malcolm Jenkins, etc. get selected in the top 12, giving the Skins options.

*Scared of Robert Ayers. Four year player, yet only a one year starter? Be wary of Ayers...

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

I liked pineapple express. It wasn't great, but it was pretty original in places. Of course I'll like anything w/ Rosie Perez in a police outfit.

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 13, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

I'm so hoping we do not draft Sanchez!

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

"*Scared of Robert Ayers. Four year player, yet only a one year starter? Be wary of Ayers..."

*Scared of Aaron Maybin. Only a redshirt sophomore playing in the Big 10. Potential is a dirty word in the 1st round.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 13, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

My opinion, Seth Rogan is much funnier as a writer than as an actor. He's not a comedian, so his ability to make you laugh isn't anything near that of a guy like Will Ferrel.

But I guess that's his charm with some people, that he's more of a "regular" guy. But I think now that his life-works (scripts) have all already been made, you'll see the quality of his movies drop. Kinda like after the first few albums of a majority of music artists. After a while, the message becomes stale.

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

psps23 I like your board. I like Ayers of course. He's my #1 defensive player I'd like them to pick. I'm not sold on E. Brown. I wouldn't take Mack at #13.

Posted by: TWISI | April 13, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

psp, Mayock loves Ayers....fwiw....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

"You Right Wing ideologues had your turn for eight miserable, laughable years. If you had any class, or sense of fair play whatsoever, you'd shut the hail up and let a competent President like Obama try to unfug all the damage the prior administration did.

There, howja like THAT rise?

I don't start political shiite here, but silence equals assent so I feel obliged to rise. Now, can we get back to football?

Posted by: TheCork"

wow

eff Bush

eff Obama


they're both incompetent, just in complete opposite ways


Obama might end up being worse for the economy than idiot Bush was

I just don't see how no one gets it. Yall are so caught up in Red Vs. Blue yall don't realize they're all idiots, they're all corrupt, and they're all really the same.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Just watched the video the accompanies the Snipers save Captain story. that is a very impressive feat accomplishe by those Seals. Parachuted onto a boat, took up defensive positions, fired 3 kill shots, shimmied down tow lines and brought the captain safely aboard... So who has the movie rights?

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

"*Scared of Aaron Maybin. Only a redshirt sophomore playing in the Big 10. Potential is a dirty word in the 1st round."

Possibly, but I'm much, much, much more scared of a player that got it done 1 out of 4 years as compared to a player that got it done 1 out of 2 years, especially at a much younger age.

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Pineapple Express ruled....

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

'...just vaulted Devin Thomas from third place into first place as the "most difficult to root for" of the Skins' three second round picks...'

'...Devin Thomas loves himself some himself...'

'...Hey Devin,
Catch a damn ball before you start thinking of yourself as a superhero...'


Wow, stew06, did you see all this 'jumbled mess' folks are spewing about 'Batman'?

Again: Mr. Thomas needs to prove it on the field before he starts assuming the public wants to read about 'me, myself, and I."

His development is important as the receiver's group needs to step it up more than just a little bit next season.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

"Possibly, but I'm much, much, much more scared of a player that got it done 1 out of 4 years as compared to a player that got it done 1 out of 2 years, especially at a much younger age."

I'm much more scared of a "speed rusher" from the Big 10.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 13, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/13682485/14288243

Here's an interesting article on Robert Ayers.

Posted by: TWISI | April 13, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

need more UGA players

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

His nickname is "Showtime?" After last season you'd think he would tone that down.

Posted by: rocco1109 | April 13, 2009 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Maybe he got that nickname for what he was watching instead of game tape?

Maybe he should try to get renamed "Playing time."

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

i now have a new least favorite super hero!

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

"I'm much more scared of a "speed rusher" from the Big 10."

Maybin has been noted as much more than a speed rusher, particularly being given props for having "excellent technique". You can hate on him all you want, but the guy has produced in a very short time and has all the skills necessary to be league-wide elite. Ayers is a redshirt senior that took 4 full years of playing to become effective, and will be 24 when his rookie season starts. Being that he's far from a lock to become an impact player, that's not the type of guy I would bet a 1st rounder on. Just my opinion.

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Morning all. I saw this today in an article about the Fins and thought of you guys...

• Coach Tony Sparano said he misses calling plays but as long as OC Dan Henning is around he’s fine with leaning on his experience.

“I can honestly tell you that during the course of a game, when I’m out there and I’m communicating with our offense and our defense, I don’t really give it a second thought because I have too much on my plate. The game management part of this thing every week presents something different to the head coaches, and I think every head coach would tell you that no matter how long they’ve been doing it. That to me is a great challenge, I get excited about it, and it helps me to miss calling the plays.”

Any chance that Zorn gets some help at OC this year? Sparano was an Assistant Head Coach and former offensive play-caller and he seems to be saying that there's too much to concentrate on as a rookie HC...

Posted by: Redcoat | April 13, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

"http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/13682485/14288243

Here's an interesting article on Robert Ayers."


Wait we might draft that terrorist Palin had her panties (sniff sniff) in a bunch about??????

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Just read about the American snipers taking out those pirates to free the captain.

Three (probably simultaneous) head shots on rough seas at maybe 90+ yards. Bada$%!!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/04/12/somalia.pirates/index.html

Posted by: swowra | April 13, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse


WaPo has a headline talking about how this is such a great victory for Obama.

If Oblahma were there, he'd still be in the middle of a speech apologizing for all the horrible things the U.S. has done to pirates over the course of history.

(Let's see what kind of rise this comment gets!)


Posted by: p1funk | April 13, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Obama supposedly gave the order. I am glad he at least made a decision.

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

"Maybin has been noted as much more than a speed rusher, particularly being given props for having "excellent technique"."

News to me. I've read numerous articles criticizing him for being a one-trick pony, along the same lines as Everette Brown. Straight ahead speed will get you far in the Big 10 though...I just think that's a huge risk in hoping that Big 10 speed translates to the NFL (with the 13th pick). I'm not sold on Ayers for the record, just saying Maybin is not my overall best defender.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 13, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

morning Redcoat:
that is a good point. Sometimes I thought Zorn's playcalling was decent but sometimes just isn't going to cut it. I wonder how many times he was preoccupied with the same things Sparano mentioned and thought the play clock is getting low just go with @%^@%&!= find cooley on 3rd down instead of having someone who is dedicated and only thinking of the next play and situation.

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm so hoping we do not draft Sanchez!

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 11:32 AM

I'm so hoping that we only draft him at 13 and don't trade too many picks to jump up and grab him.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

TE good point but I don't feel we need him and do not want to see him on our roster but you are right giving up ore to get him only compounds the problem

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas should not be blogging. He should be studying the ding dang playbook! For crying out loud. These young guys all want to be somebody. Whatever happened to establishing your pressence on the field?... with big plays?..... or even little plays?.... with the game on the line when your team needs you???!?!?!?!?

I sure do miss Art Monk - a true gentleman and class act. Hall of Famer. I'm so sick of the "T.O." "Ocho Cinco" mentality. Win a friggin playoff game, why don't ya?

Posted by: BenThere | April 13, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SmallPen15 | April 13, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Pineapple Express ruled....

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Someone was really, really REALLY high when they saw that movie! haha

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 13, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

"just saying Maybin is not my overall best defender.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who"

I hadn't said that either. Curry and Raji were my top 2. But after that, every defensive player gives major pause. Maybin just seems to have the most upside, IMO. And I'd rather take a young risk with major upside than an older risk with less upside.

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Psps23,

Yeah, Ive thought the same thing. Rogan kinda blew his load with 40yr old virgin, knocked up (did he do superbad?). Im not sure the writing credits for him. He needs some new inspiration if he wants to keep his career going. Take a look at the south park guys. Theyve been going forever with cartoons, movies (orgasmo was a hidden gem btw). The use current events in their humor to keep it interesting.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 13, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

In pineapple Exp and Zach and Miri, he was kinda the lead guy, not a supporting cast around him like 40yr old virgin/knocked up. Hes definitely a better writer than lead actor.

In a related story: Any comedy movie will be funnier if Paul Ruud has a role in said movie.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 13, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas should not be blogging.

Huh?? OK, the guy hasn't proven a thing, but running a blog is a whole lot better than getting drunk running over someone or shooting yourself in the leg or being t.o.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

"I hadn't said that either. Curry and Raji were my top 2."

I know, I still have Rey and Orakpo better than Maybin. IMO the bust potential for Maybin is much higher than those 2. Even with Orakpo's injuries.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 13, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse

...But too many people listen to the polarized voices of FoxNews and MSNBC...'


I my opinion, no one should get his political information from any tv news outlet.

I gave up on tv news as anyone what go sense can see the bias a mile a way.

I dive through multiple on-line newspaper throughout the morning or late at night and make up my own mind about thing.

Yes: I'm a conservative. But I also feel Obama is doing a good job and should be given time to fix the broken situation he was handed,.

And that's where so many conservatives fail: we make it seem like Bush left behind a wonderwful world when we know the opposite.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Moe, you have just earned my respect. Don't get me wrong: I grant everybody a basic level of respect, which is their's to lose; however, some people earn more. That level headed insight is appreciated and necessary.

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama supposedly gave the order. I am glad he at least made a decision.

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 12:04 PM

Hopefuly that decision won't risk the other 200 people (not-american btw) lives being held hostage..........

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

These insiders are idiots. D. Thomas had a lot of positive things to say about building chemistry and trying to prove himself. They took one of the dumbest comments he said, posted it, so we'd be talking about how stupid he was. Good job Cindy... this story sucked.

Posted by: noseman4681 | April 13, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Devin Thomas likes fishsticks...

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 13, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse


Devin Thomas should not be blogging.

Huh?? OK, the guy hasn't proven a thing, but running a blog is a whole lot better than getting drunk running over someone or shooting yourself in the leg or being t.o.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

________________________________________

Okay so let me revise my statement: Devin Thomas should not be blogging or getting drunk running over someone or shooting himself in the leg or trying to be t.o.

HE SHOULD BE STUDYING THE FRIGGIN PLAYBOOK!!!

Posted by: BenThere | April 13, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

'...Seth Rogan is much funnier as a writer than as an actor....'

No dispute there.

I'm not a Will Ferrell fan, though.

And Jack Black is killa in Tropic Thunder.

And when will Dave Chappelle return to make us all laugh...I miss Chappelle.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

The Bills are bracing for another possible holdout from two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters, who is seeking a contract extension for the second year in a row. Peters didn't show up until days before the 2008 opener, and it appears things are headed down the same road. Teams seeking a top-flight left tackle (Eagles?) might consider making a run at Peters in a trade. -- Boston Globe

Could be worth trading a 1st rounder for him..

Posted by: ga8085 | April 13, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

If you are a Seth Rogen fan you should check out an old show from about 10 years ago called Freaks and Geeks. You can get it on netflix. Awesome cast:
Seth Rogen, James Franco, John Daley (“Sweets” on Bones), Jason Segal, Martin Starr, Linda Cardellini (ER), Joe Flaherty (SCTV), to name a few. It’s a Judd Apatow show, and I think he pretty much uses all of the Freaks and Geeks cast in his movies nowadays….Well worth renting, IMO.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 13, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

"Okay so let me revise my statement: Devin Thomas should not be blogging or getting drunk running over someone or shooting himself in the leg or trying to be t.o.

HE SHOULD BE STUDYING THE FRIGGIN PLAYBOOK!!!

Posted by: BenThere"


how old are you? Like 70?

Do you have any idea how long it takes to set up a blog and post a blog comment? Literally about 20-30 minutes.

I'm gonna step out on a limb and say that every single NFL player ever has had 30 minutes of free time at least one day during the offseason.


I hope those of you saying "Devin Thomas should not be blogging" are kidding. If yall are seriously gonna form an opinion on someone based on whether or not they blog....wow.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

ga, how old is that dude?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama supposedly gave the order. I am glad he at least made a decision.

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 12:04 PM

Hopefuly that decision won't risk the other 200 people (not-american btw) lives being held hostage..........

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Pirates had already killed one hostage. The French also did a counter-strike in which the owner of the boat (a French hostage) was killed. When the American captain tried to escape, he was shot at. When the snipers took out the pirates, they had ak-47's at the captain's back. These guys were already dangerous, and, although by most accounts the pirates had treated hostages well, every country has a right to protect their citizens. The pirates have to know that this would not be tolerated.

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Hopefuly that decision won't risk the other 200 people (not-american btw) lives being held hostage..........

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 12:24 PM

I don't see why it would. Hostage taking in Somalia (not everywhere) is like the NFL: a business. The pirates can get more for their hostages if they're alive than they can if they're dead.

What we will never know is how many fewer people -- especially Americans -- will be taken hostage in the future. What a good pirate/businessman would learn is that there's no money to be made, and a lot to be lost, by taking Americans.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

To TheTruth11:
My opinion about whether Devin Thomas should be blogging has nothing to do with age or how long it takes to write and post online. What I would like to see is a winning football team in Burgundy and Gold. A team that either returns to winning traditions of the past or establishes winning traditions of its own. I certainly have nothing against blogging, huh man? I do wish that more of the younger and rookie players would focus on their craft first, blogging with the fans second. There were several miss steps last year because some of the new players didn't have a clue when they were on the field - Mr. Thomas included. Blog all he wants when he's learned what he should know about how to play this game at the professional level. I'm 54 years old.

Posted by: BenThere | April 13, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

From ESPN:

Steelers linebacker James Harrison cashed in on his incredible 2008 season by agreeing to a new contract Monday that is worth $51.175 million over the next six seasons, according to a source.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 13, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

20 mil in bonuses as well

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 13, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

ga, how old is that dude?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted today on Fox sports with a date of April 12 on Boston Globe

Posted by: ga8085 | April 13, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Jason Peters is 27 as of Jan 22.
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7122

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 13, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

From http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/12/productive-offseason-for-mcintosh/

Said McIntosh: "I'm an OK guy, an average guy, but I'm not great. As a defense, we weren't great. We were No. 4, but why not be No. 1? I didn't make it to the Pro Bowl, and we didn't make it to the playoffs. That's [what] you're striving for."

I have a good feeling about McIntosh this year...

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

ga, how old is that dude?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted today on Fox sports with a date of April 12 on Boston Globe

Posted by: ga8085 | April 13, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Oops , my bad, I thought you meant how old is the article. LOL Yeah, he's still relatively young. Imagine him on the left and Samuels on the right. That would be something special..

Posted by: ga8085 | April 13, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

'...Seth Rogan is much funnier as a writer than as an actor....'

No dispute there.

I'm not a Will Ferrell fan, though.

And Jack Black is killa in Tropic Thunder.

And when will Dave Chappelle return to make us all laugh...I miss Chappelle.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I like Farrell in some of his roles. Step brothers was good. Ricky Bobby was pretty good. Jack Black is great, but Tropic Thunder was a disappointment to me. It seemed like it had so much potential but failed to deliver real good funny moments. I mean, Ben Stiller, Jack Black are usually gold. I will say Tom Cruise was good in that movie.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 13, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Pirates... haha. Sounds like they should come up with a more modern name for these dudes. "Pirate" makes me picture dudes with an eye patch, long beard, peg leg and really big hat shaped like a boat...

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 13, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

'...Steelers linebacker James Harrison cashed in on his incredible 2008 season by agreeing to a new contract Monday that is worth $51.175 million...'

Pick'em:

Albert Haynesworth

James Harrison

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

"rather its the fact that some people cannot discuss politico with out acting like an idiot. They cannot have a frank honest and reasonable discussion, either because they are not smart enough to or they are not dumb enough to know to stay out of political discussions"

Al, nicely said....couldn't agree more.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

isn't Harrison like 32 or in that range.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

A tie between high school teams 16 years ago means that they have to break the tie at some point?

http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=935008

This has been done on King of the Hill (Arlen loss the real championship game because Hank Hill was injured, they replayed and Arlen won) and Married with Children (Al Bundy and Polk High never actually played the other team, the name escapes me. The other team had been disqualified for having ringers. Al Bundy breaks free and before he can score a TD he spikes the ball. Of course, Polk High loses.).

That being said, I really like that idea.

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Im sure Harrison was torn between signing this deal and the prospect of hitting the FA market next off season and getting a bigger payday from Danny Snyder. In the end he opted to contend for another super bowl title.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 13, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I have a suggestion that I think JLaC and the RI staff can keep track of because I am sure most will be interested.

Keep track of the weekly and YTD stats of the following QBs

Jason Campbell
Matt Cassel
Jay Cutler
Kyle Orton

Also the following DL:

Chris Canty
Albert Haynesworth

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Freaks and geeks was the bomb, d-haze preaches the word!

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Poor Mista Moe. Im sorry that your life sucks and you hate your job and the fact that you are jealous of professional athletes. We know you believe that you are intelligent, but who cares about his grammar lets talk football, maybe if you weren't so square you would be financially well off too. I digress.

Posted by: abysmalsportswear | April 13, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Poor Mista Moe. Im sorry that your life sucks and you hate your job and the fact that you are jealous of professional athletes. We know you believe that you are intelligent, but who cares about his grammar lets talk football, maybe if you weren't so square you would be financially well off too. I digress.

Posted by: abysmalsportswear | April 13, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Imagine him on the left and Samuels on the right. That would be something special..

Posted by: ga8085 | April 13, 2009 1:07 PM

Wasn't Peters and Dock paired up last year. From what I recall, they weren't all that good playing side by side.

Posted by: TWISI | April 13, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Said McIntosh: "I'm an OK guy, an average guy, but I'm not great."

Rock and Robert are about the same size: 6'0 235 pounds.

I bet Thomas gives Rock a run for the money as starting wlb this year.

Rock hasn't been 'all that' for us: maybe a little competition will change things in that regard.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama supposedly gave the order. I am glad he at least made a decision.

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 12:04 PM

Hopefuly that decision won't risk the other 200 people (not-american btw) lives being held hostage..........

Posted by: 4thFloor****

Are you suggesting that American leaders need to consider every potential murder victim by rogue bandits before giving the order to save an American hostage? I hope not.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama supposedly gave the order. I am glad he at least made a decision.

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 12:04 PM

Hopefuly that decision won't risk the other 200 people (not-american btw) lives being held hostage..........

Posted by: 4thFloor****

Are you suggesting that American leaders need to consider every potential murder victim by rogue bandits before giving the order to save an American hostage? I hope not.
Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I disagree, that is exactly a leaders job. Its not easy but it is part of their job, but if you don't at the very least think about it then you are making a uneducated decision.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

'...Poor Mista Moe. Im sorry that your life sucks and you hate your job and the fact that you are jealous of professional athletes....'


My goodness: I have a fan.

A guy who calls himself bad sports clothes (abymsalsportswear)suggests that I hate my job, that I'm broke, and that I'm jealous of professional athletes.

And how he can determine all of this--but can't come up with a better screen name--amazes me.

So I'll suggest a new screen name, something catchy like: 'whogivesaf_ckb_tch'

'Cuz that's what I feel about dudes in bad sports clothes who think they see the whole world in the space of a 40-50 word posting.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Harry Kalas, voice of the Phillies and of NFL films, just died in the broadcast booth at Nats stadium.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas has died. He was found unconscious in the press box at Nationals Park and was taken to GW Hospital, where he died.
http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20090413_Phils_announcer_Harry_Kalas_rushed_to_the_hospital.html

Posted by: CindyBoren | April 13, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

'...Poor Mista Moe. Im sorry that your life sucks and you hate your job and the fact that you are jealous of professional athletes....'

My goodness: I have a fan.

A guy who calls himself bad sports clothes (abymsalsportswear)suggests that I hate my job, that I'm broke, and that I'm jealous of professional athletes.

And how he can determine all of this--but can't come up with a better screen name--amazes me.

So I'll suggest a new screen name, something catchy like: 'whogivesaf_ckb_tch'

'Cuz that's what I feel about dudes in bad sports clothes who think they see the whole world in the space of a 40-50 word posting.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Don't be bitter Moe. There is no reason to give credence to any of those statements. ALPHA dogs are always attacked. If you want to be recognized, then you take out the best (or most vocal). This would lead to some minor RI contributors to take shots at you, peri, 4th, te etc. (if I left you out it is because I am too lazy to actually type everyone and no slight is meant).

Guys, remember that conclusions are like cliffs and that jumping in either case is stupid and usually catastrophic.

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

"If Oblahma were there, he'd still be in the middle of a speech apologizing for all the horrible things the U.S. has done to pirates over the course of history.
(Let's see what kind of rise this comment gets!)"

Oh I see, you get off an ignorant blast, but those of us who respond are "rising."

Fair enough.

President Obama personally approved the plan which worked perfectly. How'd things go for your boy Bush in iraq? New Orleans? With the Economy? The environment? The English language? And a thousand other messes?

You Right Wing ideologues had your turn for eight miserable, laughable years. If you had any class, or sense of fair play whatsoever, you'd shut the hail up and let a competent President like Obama try to unfug all the damage the prior administration did.

There, howja like THAT rise?

I don't start political shiite here, but silence equals assent so I feel obliged to rise. Now, can we get back to football?

Posted by: TheCork | April 13, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

It was entertaining, Cork.

It's always entertaining listening to some gestapo-left-type ramblings whenever someone pokes fun at Obama. Especially because of how presumptive and polarizing you guys actually are. Your attempt to cram me into a right-wing-idealoguish-Bush-loving stereotype is just wayyyy off the mark.

I actually voted for Nader when Bush was last up, and when I worked in politics it was for a Maryland Democrat.

But it's funny seeing you play the propagandist. Your ilk spent so many years criticizing the Bushies b/c no one could disagree/dissent/criticize without being labeled "anti-American".

Now the tables are turned and no one can knock/make fun of Obama without being labeled some kind of "sore-losing-Bush-lover".

Anyways, I'm sure you need to get back to your Keith Olbermann...or...wait a minute! Hey Corky! Quick! Someone is saying something mean about JLaC! Go on! Sick 'em!

Posted by: p1funk | April 13, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

disagree, that is exactly a leaders job. Its not easy but it is part of their job, but if you don't at the very least think about it then you are making a uneducated decision.

Posted by: alex35332 ****

An American President needs to consider an Americans life ahead of the other potential victims. Many likes to criticize America until they need something from us. We spend more on Foreign aid than most all other nations combined. Even countries we don't care for politically.
Leaders of the other Nations that have hostages need to take action to get their hostages back.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

'...ALPHA dogs are always attacked. If you want to be recognized, then you take out the best (or most vocal)...'


Thanks for the kind advice, bro'.

I'll follow it and avoid dunking on the midget in bad sports clothes.

I don't try to 'take out anyone' nor do I try to dominate anything in this blog.

To me, dudes are allowed to speak their minds, but if someone comes my way, I'm swinging the mace at them and going for blood.

I know much of what I post is sheer lunacy intended to amuse anyone who shares the same kind of wack brain thinking I engage in.

The football stuff I'm all too serious about, the bad jokes, well, they are just bad.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Harry Kalas was a class act, and a true voice of sports. Philly fans are really, really sad about this up here.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 13, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

just a quick request


can we stop with referring to groups of people as Americans, when talking about the pirates


seriously, why does that matter? How about "human beings"?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I (peter king in this case) keep hearing Curry is the safest pick of them all, and there's something to it because of his athletic and physical gifts. Lions coach Jim Schwartz told me if Curry were the pick, he'd play middle linebacker and never come off the field. But Curry wasn't a sacker in college, so his pass-rush skills in the NFL are a projection. He does look to be a playmaker and braincenter of the defense.
....

Obviously, Curry wouldn't start at MLB for the Skins, but he and Fletcher would be on the field almost every down.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

"Obviously, Curry wouldn't start at MLB for the Skins"

The better statement would be, "curry wont start at all for the skins, because they wont draft him, unless he falls to 13"

give it up z....its just not happening.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

just a quick request


can we stop with referring to groups of people as Americans, when talking about the pirates


seriously, why does that matter? How about "human beings"?

Posted by: TheTruth11*****

Becasue an American Capt. was being held hostage, that's why the elected American President gave the order to try to free him. Of course we are all human beings. That is not the point.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

What's the status of Malcolm Kelly? Is he able to work out yet? Posted by: TWISI | April 13, 2009

Forget him. The guy has just gone through yet another knee surgery. He is not going to last very long in this league. If anything he is a short-term solution.

They should draft Ramses Darden in the third to resolve this issue. But they have so many other serious holes ....

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

An American President needs to consider an Americans life ahead of the other potential victims. Many likes to criticize America until they need something from us. We spend more on Foreign aid than most all other nations combined. Even countries we don't care for politically.
Leaders of the other Nations that have hostages need to take action to get their hostages back.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

The president needs to consider what is in our best interest, but what I said has nothing to do with that. This is not an issue of just foreign policy.

I was saying that in general he has to consider long and short term cost benefits of almost every move he makes, short and long term, from kill 1 to save 1000 issues to smaller simpler questions. It would be nice if the job was something you could do with out having to worry about that kind of stuff but you can't.

You don't get into politics with out asking yourself the question, "could I make a decision knowing that it will result in someone's death?"

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I think that RI has been too divided of late. We have precious few days left until the draft, but there may still be enough time to congeal as a united fanbase. I, therefore, propose that we once again start at a point on which we can all agree:

The Washington Redskins' front office to date has shown that it does not really know what to do in free agency and the draft(with the GLARING and OBVIOUS exception that is the awesome Capologist).

To further unite this fanbase I propose a poll:

If you had the power, who would you remove from the Redskins' front office?

1. Majority Owner Daniel Snyder
2. Vice President of Football Operations, Vincent Cerrato
3. They both should go

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

moosepod
I propose we add in the removal of larry Michael to your list of universal agreement.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Are you suggesting that American leaders need to consider every potential murder victim by rogue bandits before giving the order to save an American hostage? I hope not.


Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 1:44 PM

Yes. Every life is a human life. That's prob why I would never be elected President. Iraq had many many innocent bystander causalties. Women and children. And don't let me get started on Palestine getting bombed and murdered by American made guns, artillary, aircraft, etc sold to Isreal on the cheap......

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Alex,

You are very level-headed and I respect your opinion. In fact, I share it on issues that require the President to ponder small and big ramifications. This, IMO, was a fairly easy decision to make. Let the Pirates keep him and pay ransom, or use our forces to try to save him, hopefully sending a message that other targets are easier than Americans.
When our leaders try to appease everyone, they fail with everyone.
I'll agree to disagree and stay friends.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Harry Kalas = Best Sports Voice Ever

R.I.P.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 13, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

"Myself. I look at myself like a superhero. More like Batman, because I can't reveal my true self. People either love or hate you, you can't get everybody to love you. Still, if people don't like you, at least you can show who you are and why you do what you do."
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
"I look at myself like a superhero"...
"show who you are and why you do what you do".
Lets see, maybe why you "didnt what you didnt" like catch more than 15 passes in 16 games.. Lets see a 4.83 million dollar contract that included a 2.7 million dollar signing bonus.. Whats that work out to per catch??

This self-absorbed statement makes me realize I am really only rooting for the laundry marked "Redskins".

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | April 13, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

moosepod
I propose we add in the removal of larry Michael to your list of universal agreement.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

I was going to add that, but then figured that if I did that I would have to listen to JLaC bashers add in that he should be removed.

I think I am going to start a Fan's (Redskins) Bill of Rights. I want at least ten. Maybe place it in the form of an online petition. Have everyone who wants sign it and send it to the Skins' FO where it will be largely ignored.

Anyone interested in that? Any suggestions?

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Please play big on the field before you talk big off it.

Posted by: frak | April 13, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I think we are in agreement then Lsskinsfan, overall this pirate situation was easier to make, but a good early test, and right now at least it looks like the right call, (who knows 5 years from now).

But it's like playing a Div1-AA team before playing USC next week.

Some international crisis like the one 4th mentioned, Iraq, Palestine, are insanely complex to solve, though they have such a simple solution where we all know what we want the end result to be (peace&justice for all).

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

'...Harry Kalas = Best Sports Voice Ever...'


We wish the Kalas' family all the best.

Kalas was great--no question about that.

And so was John Facenda, though he didn't do play-by-play (at least as far as I know).

The boy in me still remembers the thundering trumpet music, the slow motion-70s film quality, and Facenda throating out, "...the autumn wind is a raider..." as Kenny Stabler dropped back to hit Dave Casper over the middle during some AFC Championship game against the stillers.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

"Obviously, Curry wouldn't start at MLB for the Skins"

The better statement would be, "curry wont start at all for the skins, because they wont draft him, unless he falls to 13"

give it up z....its just not happening.

Posted by: BeantownGreg

just stating my opinion Greg. The Skins are apparently OK about trading their top picks ... because they were on the table for Cutler. So its not beyond the realm. Just unlikely since it would be an intelligent move ... and the Spaghetti Gang doesn't seem to do those

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

can we stop with referring to groups of people as Americans, when talking about the pirates seriously, why does that matter? How about "human beings"?

Posted by: TheTruth11

The Italian tug boat folks were sufficiently impressed to ask for help.

Keep in mind folks we left a huge mess behind in Mogadishu when we left after the Blackhawk down fiasco. Is it our mess? To some extent ... so these pirates are partially our own creation.

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Yes. Every life is a human life. That's prob why I would never be elected President. Iraq had many many innocent bystander causalties. Women and children. And don't let me get started on Palestine getting bombed and murdered by American made guns, artillary, aircraft, etc sold to Isreal on the cheap......

Posted by: 4thFloor |****

Are you a pacifist then? I'd love to live in a world free of violence and I'm against abortion, since as you state, "every life is a human life"
I'm against murder too, but trying to save a fellow citizens life is a call that our elected officials need to be able to make. How many lives are saved by ridding ourselves of Hitler and those with similar traits that have come after him?

Which is why I'm against abortion

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Alex,

You are very level-headed and I respect your opinion ...

Posted by: lsskinsfan

Iss -- Alex was a Nader supporter. You can't be level headed AND a Nader supporter. Its mutually exclusive.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

oops, that last post had an added last sentence.

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

"Obviously, Curry wouldn't start at MLB for the Skins"

Aaron Curry == Marcus Washington

Maualaga could play both but a 4.65 40 probably means he would get burned by scat backs and tight ends.

And then they still need a replacement for LaVar Arrington as Rocky's injuries have been enough cause for concern as his play has eroded.

It never ends. Its why then need to keep those draft picks, acquire more and use them carefully.

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Iss -- Alex was a Nader supporter. You can't be level headed AND a Nader supporter. Its mutually exclusive.

Posted by: zcezcest1 ***

Can't wait to hear what you'd think then of me being a libertarian. Both sides (Dem's and Repub's) have become equally corrupt, IMO. Playing the populace like puppets on strings. What qa pity when you think of the enormous opportunity we have as a country to do so much better!

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas can't reveal his true self but he can still show who he is? Gimme a break. This guy is full of himself and doesn't seem all that bright... I just hope he turns out to be a good football player.

Posted by: Wonsapnatm | April 13, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth

James Harrison

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009

Haynesworth. The Bears have a better linebacker than Harrison ... the guy we almost traded Rocky for: Lance Briggs.

Haynesworth is risky but the talent is real. The problem is he is just one guy. If he goes down then what? You need more than one to make a team. You can't have one really good impact player and a bunch of schlubs.

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

BTW, I was an "anti-Briggs" but the guy has put his play where his mouth was. He has played up to his contract. He stepped up. While Rocky's has decidedly eroded.

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait to hear what you'd think then of me being a libertarian. Both sides (Dem's and Repub's) have become equally corrupt, IMO. Playing the populace like puppets on strings. What qa pity when you think of the enormous opportunity we have as a country to do so much better!

Posted by: lsskinsfan

libertarians can be level headed. the belief that both parties are corrupt isn't some ridiculous thought. There's plenty of evidence to support that. Where you'd lose me is if you thought that Ralph Nader was the solution ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Here is a few spots to look at past fans bill of rights:

This one was written by Ralph Nader, who is by the way a big sports fan. I have talked sports with him many times as we have similar childhood idols, Gehrig and Cal.
Anyway he has a outline of a fan bill of rights:
http://www.leagueoffans.org/coreprinciples.html

This one is a bit more refined but there is a bit of schtick: http://www.sportsbubbler.com/DisplayTopic.aspx?topicID=3100

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse


On another topic, I just scored about 20 bottles of Maisel's Hefe Weisse. I was given these by a buddy that had a beer festival a week ago and had these left over. Poker night Saturday for sure!!

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Harry Kalas, voice of the Phillies and of NFL films, just died in the broadcast booth at Nats stadium.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009

0-6 and now this? sheesh ...

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

peri

'...Haynesworth. The Bears have a better linebacker than Harrison ... the guy we almost traded Rocky for: Lance Briggs...'

Excellent answer. I'd take Haynesworth over Harrison myself.

And you're dead on regarding Harrison v. Briggs. Briggs is a killa.


Pick'em:

Brian Westbrook
Reggie Bush
Darren Sproles
Leon Washington

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Please play big on the field before you talk big off it.

Posted by: frak | April 13, 2009 2:46 PM

He needs to spend some time with Art Monk: Play big on the field then you don't have to talk big off it.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Here is a few spots to look at past fans bill of rights:

This one was written by Ralph Nader, who is by the way a big sports fan. I have talked sports with him many times as we have similar childhood idols, Gehrig and Cal.
Anyway he has a outline of a fan bill of rights:
http://www.leagueoffans.org/coreprinciples.html

This one is a bit more refined but there is a bit of schtick: http://www.sportsbubbler.com/DisplayTopic.aspx?topicID=3100

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

thanks

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Moe,

Brian Westbrook just called. He wants to you to meet him out in the parking lot. Something about putting him on a list with guys who couldn't carry his jock...

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 13, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

You are welcome, they are more general but should give you at least 1-2 ideas.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I think that RI has been too divided of late. We have precious few days left until the draft, but there may still be enough time to congeal as a united fanbase. I, therefore, propose that we once again start at a point on which we can all agree:

The Washington Redskins' front office to date has shown that it does not really know what to do in free agency and the draft(with the GLARING and OBVIOUS exception that is the awesome Capologist).

To further unite this fanbase I propose a poll:

If you had the power, who would you remove from the Redskins' front office?

1. Majority Owner Daniel Snyder
2. Vice President of Football Operations, Vincent Cerrato
3. They both should go

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

1. Snyder
2. Snyder
3. Snyder.......

Until he goes or he brings in someone with the cache and backbone to tell him when he's wrong they'll keep chasing the crazy deals for the Chad Johnsons and Jay Cutlers out there.(IMO anyway)

Similar to rumors about the skins interest in Cutler before he was put on the block there seems to be a bit of sentiment (Kiper and Clayton anyway) that the skins are going to go after Sanchez by trading up or hoping he falls to 13. Can we remove Snyder now?

Posted by: skinswest | April 13, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Past is prologue ... my forecast for 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZVuRG4yCJI

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

On another topic, I just scored about 20 bottles of Maisel's Hefe Weisse. I was given these by a buddy that had a beer festival a week ago and had these left over. Poker night Saturday for sure!!

Posted by: lsskinsfan

Got 11 wonderful Weiss Beer glasses that I picked up at Schott glass in Mainz several years ago. It was 12, but one broke. I think I cried that day.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

lsskinsfan - Not necessarily a pacifist, but cloe to those lines. As long as some one doesn't try to take my land and women, I don't have a prob. Of couse, I live in reality and know there is violence. But, you can still do your part to reduce it.

I like living in a Bob Marley World......

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I like living in a Bob Marley World......

Posted by: 4thFloor *****

I'm with ya there my friend!

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Got 11 wonderful Weiss Beer glasses that I picked up at Schott glass in Mainz several years ago. It was 12, but one broke. I think I cried that day.

Posted by: zcezcest1 ****

Grown men do cry, (about the things that matter!) :)

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Um - we're already living on someone elses land... !NEXT...!

And z, that was PERFECT! That u?

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 13, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Realskins Report.....

Coming Soon! Very Very Soon!

(I need some help from my Film Making Tekkies out there. What is the best inexpensive way to make a movie and/or newscast?)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 13, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm an eye for an eye guy myself.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

4th
What kind of computer & video camera you have?

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm an eye for an eye guy myself.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg *****

No "turn the other cheek?"

Posted by: lsskinsfan | April 13, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Nader's treatise doesn't sound like sports. It sounds like play-time!

I thought sports was a substitute for nationalism in an age in which we are to avoid wars for fear of annihilation.

Commercialism, barbarism and idolitry are all part of the package...

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 13, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

*poking Greg's eye with a stick*

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

One of those $150 HD Cameras made by Kodak. I'm just working with a basic laptop...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

4th, gimme my eye back.......

ls, I struggle with turning the other cheek, I'm trying to be better about it, but..its not working...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 13, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Sheesh, when's Marley going to come out with some new material. Death hasn't stopped Tupac, so don't give me that excuse.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 13, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

'...Brian Westbrook just called. He wants to you to meet him out in the parking lot. Something about putting him on a list with guys who couldn't carry his jock....'


Mad funny.

Thing is, if I went out to meet Westbrook in a parking lot for a fight, I couldn't outrun him once he started kicking my a$$!


pick'em:

Champ Bailey
DeAngelo Hall
Nnamdi Asomugha
Courtland Finnegan
Asante Samuel
Charles Woodsen
Dominque Rogers-Cormartie (I know a rookie: but a very good one)

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

By the way here is the link for the devin thomas site. its a pretty cool page.

http://thomas11.com/fans.html

Posted by: erleach | April 13, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 13, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

One of those $150 HD Cameras made by Kodak. I'm just working with a basic laptop...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Well offhand I do not know if the kodak works with any editing software, I assume its this one:

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=13063&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=6842

But it does not work with any major editing software that I know of.

Does it give you the ability to export the video file after editing in the internal software as a .avi? If so I suggest downloading a free trial of the Adobe Premier Elements.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Who cares, it comes in pink.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 13, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I am a big fan of a new Sony camera thats one of these pocket cameras.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

JUST STOP TALKING

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

All of a sudden this has gone all Geek Squad...

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

4th,

Need more details: operating system, editing software....

If you have a Mac...its crazy easy, PCs...well...I had limited succsess with Windows Movie Maker...which comes bundled in GAG-Vista-GAG....

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Make it stop! make it stop!

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

CL is right the Kodak works with a Mac no problem, its FinalCut and MovieMaker friendly but because it uses a .mov H.264 format (I believe) it would be mac compatible however one needs to export into .avi or .wmv to work in Adobe on a PC or any other decent software.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

CL is right the Kodak works with a Mac no problem, its FinalCut and MovieMaker friendly but because it uses a .mov H.264 format (I believe) it would be mac compatible however one needs to export into .avi or .wmv to work in Adobe on a PC or any other decent software.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

go to deadspin and check out the chick throwing the t-shirt into the stands. WOW she's about 4-5 stories down, you WILL NOT miss her. You are so commanded

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Hail,

Is it work friendly?

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

absolutely alex no nudity

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

4th,

A god free file converter is MPEG streamclip....

Oh and Hail2, so sorry we are helping out an RIer who wants to make a skins related video.....please go back to talking about abortion, snipers, who to draft....

Jeesh...

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

much, much more exciting than tech garble if you aren't smiling after than then i'm at a loss for words and there is no help for you

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

was she hot yes, was the story absurd yes x 2

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

was she hot yes, was the story absurd yes x 2

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

she is incredible IMO but the guy suing over hurting is back trying to get to a free t-shirt is hot coffee in my lap ridiculous. To be honest I was just trying to find out who the heck she was then i noticed the story...

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

WEißbierglasën

http://www.schott-zwiesel.com/de/produkte/bierglaeser.html#one

Mine are the .5 liter version and have a wheat stem etched into the glass

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

This may have been reported before but if not.....Andre Smith has fired his agent....plans to hire a new one.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 13, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

lisa R Do you think this will cause him to fall? Does this care potential teams away?

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

No mac. Just the editing software that came with it.........

4th is a PC

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

* scare

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

4th,

A god free file converter is MPEG streamclip....

Oh and Hail2, so sorry we are helping out an RIer who wants to make a skins related video.....please go back to talking about abortion, snipers, who to draft....

Jeesh...

Posted by: chrislarry

I've got mpeg streamclip -- been very helpful, though I don't know about 97% of what it does

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

4th,

A god free file converter is MPEG streamclip....

Oh and Hail2, so sorry we are helping out an RIer who wants to make a skins related video.....please go back to talking about abortion, snipers, who to draft....

Jeesh...

Posted by: chrislarry

I've got mpeg streamclip -- been very helpful, though I don't know about 97% of what it does

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm 7 and I'm a pc

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

oh and ChrisLarryMOECURLYShemp, I'm anti-abortion, pro-Snipers and think we need a RT with the 13th pick if we cannot trade down. that sum it up for ya? good then.

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

oops on the double post ...

as for Andre Smith -- I do think firing an agent reflects badly on the kid. Just another red flag.

are there any agents known for helping their clients get their act together? cuz it sure seems like Andre needs someone to help him grow up

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Hail2theChief, the "experts" are saying the firing just adds to the "drama" surrounding Andre Smith but that he will still be picked pretty high since so many teams are in need of good O linemen. The "experts" do think he has lost a lot of $$$ due to his shananigans - he probably would have been a top 5 pick before the combine fiasco.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 13, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

screw any of the lame complains about Andre Smith. #1 overall talent @ #13? Sign me the **** up, *****es!!


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH


I'M THE TRUTH AND I'M A PC

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Lisa_R I'm wondering if by any chance he could fall to 13 but there are so many red flags i'm not sure i want him to now. We really could use his potential but not the BS

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I am hardcore I am Mac and a PC at the same time, But I need at least 3 screens going for me at any one time.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

So someone told me football season was over.

Someone also told me that when football season is over, the season for POWER RANKINGS is over.


'FRAID NOT MY FRIENDS


POWER RANKINGS :

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/powerranking?season=2009&week=2

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

if he falls to 13 I say we take him but buyer beware with our luck he'll test positive for Oreos and be out of the league in 2 years...

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

sorry truth baseball has no power over me.

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

The reason Andre Smith is falling so bad is because of his sh-t agent. Good for him for firing the guy (he deserved it), and good for the Redskins because it DOES reflect poorly on him and will likely cause him to drop a little further (however unfair).

Good thing for Vinny, we don't shy away from perceived "character" or "combine" flaws, instead basing most of it on film. And on film, Andre Smith was the #1 prospect coming out this season.

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I've got mpeg streamclip -- been very helpful, though I don't know about 97% of what it does

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 4:12 PM

Where can I find this?


Lisa - ST21 fired his agents atleast 2x. Including right around the draft. No News is No News.


For the trifecta - My Step-Father was a sniper in the marines. He claims he was a sharpshooter. Has the medals and the whole 9. But he can't make a jumpshot worth a lick.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

like YOU WOULDN'T test positive for Oreos!

THOSE THAT THROW THE FIRST COOKIE SANDWICH MY FRIEND

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

4th, just google it, and sorry for being a PC...if you were a Mac, you would have already produced like 3/4 videos....

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Random sidetracked sports related question.

Where do you feel that the DC United should build their new stadium? Poplar Point, another spot in DC, NoVA, MoCo, PG?

I heard the idea that they should they consider the idea of partnering with a local College (it would be nice to have another NCAA Football team in the area). Anyway the idea was that they should partner with Mason on a 30k Football/Soccer field in Fairfax (I would put it closer to Vienna Station then @ the Mason campus). I think it would be a good idea.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

4th, just google it, and sorry for being a PC...if you were a Mac, you would have already produced like 3/4 videos....

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

If he were a Mac, he would not even need to own that camera.

Posted by: alex35332 | April 13, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

nah, ever since that manning boys commercial i quit cold turkey

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor
www.squared5.com

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

in another sad note, Marilyn Chambers passed away. Ivory Snow model until her image changed.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Thanks guys!

F cHrIss LaRry!

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 13, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

chRISs larry?

more like MISS LARRY M I RITE


MORE LIKE CHRIS LARRY MICHEALS COINCIDENCE M I RITE!!!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 13, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

just click the link

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

in another sad note, Marilyn Chambers passed away. Ivory Snow model until her image changed.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 4:48 PM

Story is that she died insider her trailer home of unknown causes. I wonder what her life was like? She sure brought a lot of excitement to a lot of men.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

can't wait to see the schedule tomorrow... headed to philly just don't know what the date will be.

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 13, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Story is that she died insider her trailer home of unknown causes. I wonder what her life was like? She sure brought a lot of excitement to a lot of men.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Would you describe your curiosity as Insatiable?

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 13, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Would you describe your curiosity as Insatiable?

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 13, 2009 5:02 PM |

Well, thirty years ago she could have satiated it. Now, I guess it's either idle or academic.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Your welcome 4th, can't wait to see the videos.

u r a moron truth......

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

nice one Smack.....had to be suicide....trailer home?

Posted by: chrislarry | April 13, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

A lifetime of doing that to those would depress the hell out of me.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 13, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

oops on the double post ...

as for Andre Smith -- I do think firing an agent reflects badly on the kid. Just another red flag.

are there any agents known for helping their clients get their act together? cuz it sure seems like Andre needs someone to help him grow up

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Jerry McGuire.

But I hope he keeps up the antics long enough to scare away 12 teams...

Posted by: moosepod | April 13, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins have an advantage over all teams interested in Andre Smith: Chris Samuels. The guy is trying to emulate him. Went to the same school. Built in mentor, plus Randy Thomas, Bugel.

Bring him in, he's a bigger beast than Orapko and
Maulaga combined on the offensive side of the ball.

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Smith Dockery Rabach Thomas Samuels.

Starting OL for the Redskins.

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

moosepod, if I had the power (and that would have to be some kind of dirt on the Dano) I would get rid of Vinny and use my "dirt" to have Danny hire a GM and let that person run the team. Danny is a generous owner and would be willing to pay for the good talent that the new GM would bring plus pay to keep the home grown talent the team develops. [Too bad Danny can't figure this out on his own]

LM would have to go.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 13, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

OHER, THOMAS, RABACH, DOCKERY, SAMUELS

JANSEN, LEWIS, NEWTON, RINEHART, HEYOR.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 13, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Who cares, it comes in pink.
Posted by: SMACK1

That's what she said!

Posted by: daggar | April 13, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Dang Truth, I have a World Series ticket hanging off the bedpost & foam tomahawks all over the place but even I can't get worked up about the Braves yet. This is Atlanta we wrote the book on staying medium when it comes to the Braves. Comes from years of having all hope crushed at the end year after year.

Posted by: will_ga | April 13, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

they say it usually runs in 3's -- today's obits

Mark Fidrych
Marilyn Chambers
Harry Kalas

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Marilyn Chambers didn't flinch when she saw the light coming at her.

Posted by: daggar | April 13, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Marilyn Chambers didn't flinch when she saw the light coming at her.

Posted by: daggar | April 13, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

4th, just call YouTube and have them send somebody out to shoot some video.
--Michael Scott

Posted by: daggar | April 13, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

4th, just call YouTube and have them send somebody out to shoot some video.
--Michael Scott

Posted by: daggar | April 13, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Here's an interesting bit of self-important journalism entitled, "How is Andre Smith still near the top of NFL draft boards?"

Evidently, this writer is beside himself because Smith is still mocking near the top of the draft despite all the bad press he's gotten. Funny quote:

Are NFL teams so blinded by talent that they're willing to ignore Smith's complete indifference to the draft process?

Uh, yeah. Count me as blinded by talent. Samuels & Co can fix the attitude in training camp.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 13, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

uh oh, attack of the Loseable Type.

I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the t-shirt thrower's t-shirt says. I can probably only spend another half hour or so looking.

Posted by: daggar | April 13, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

uh oh, attack of the Loseable Type.

I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the t-shirt thrower's t-shirt says. I can probably only spend another half hour or so looking.

Posted by: daggar | April 13, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

A farm accident killed the Bird. Damn, that sux. I loved watching him pitch.

Posted by: will_ga | April 13, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Phil Spector guilty of murder. He's gonns do well in prison.

Posted by: will_ga | April 13, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Andre Smith dumping his agent is seen as a good move that was a long time coming. I think more red flags would have been raised if he had stuck with him.

http://blog.al.com/ray-melick/2009/03/melick_questions_about_smith_a.html

Posted by: jesuisunpizza | April 13, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

The Sporting News just called Reggie Bush a bust. Not meeting high expectations? Sure. Bust? I don't think so.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 13, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Smith is one red flag after another.

Still, I'd hate to be too harsh regarding a kid with more talent than judgment. Judgment can be addressed ... with some players. Sounds like anyone interested in him would need a bunch of interview time with his coaches, teammates, etc. Get a real sense of whether its a good kid getting bad advice ... or if he's just one massive risk.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

for those interested in the 'cultural' surroundings of Marilyn Chambers ...

http://atn2002.tripod.com/intersections/id9.html

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=290412129

a baseball rule that I've never seen used this way. 4 outs in one innning, if they'd done it right

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

The Sporting News just called Reggie Bush a bust. Not meeting high expectations? Sure. Bust? I don't think so.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 13, 2009

The Skins could sure use him.

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

In pursuit of being assiduous here:

My hero is:
Myself. I look at myself like a superhero. More like Batman, because I can’t reveal my true self. People either love or hate you, you can’t get everybody to love you. Still, if people don’t like you, at least you can show who you are and why you do what you do.

This is what Devin "Showtime" Thomas wrote in his BIO as opposed to his BLOG Cindy? I think there is a bit of a difference.

The "Showtime" moniker he applies to himself should ingratiate him to Snidely Owl who appears to prefer braggadoccio over humility. Snidely has a completely different take on things than did Joe Gibbs. Clearly that was not a match made in heaven.

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Smith is one red flag after another.

Still, I'd hate to be too harsh regarding a kid with more talent than judgment. Judgment can be addressed ... with some players. Sounds like anyone interested in him would need a bunch of interview time with his coaches, teammates, etc. Get a real sense of whether its a good kid getting bad advice ... or if he's just one massive risk.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009

Upon reading Scouts.com report on Haynesworth he is decidely WORST. Both in college and the pros.
Their level of play, high intensity and aggressiveness along with an inability to sustain their motivation at times is also very, very similar.

This is the kind of team Snidely Owl wants ... an east coast Raiduhs ... Larry Michael even names his show "Redskins Nation" an obvious knockoff of "Raiders Nation".

For completeness Snidely might as well draft Andre "Haynesworth" Smith for the OL to match the DL to completely reset the "tone" from the Gibbs era.

Let Samuels and company mentor him as Smith himself would like. And see what happens.

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Smith is one red flag after another.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 13, 2009 6:57 PM

Maybe he just travels to the beat of a different drum?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

You prefer the one yellow flag after another guys you have now?

Sorry, lame, glass houses.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 13, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

This is the kind of team Snidely Owl wants

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 8:25 PM

Why do you always refer to Dan Snyder as "Snidely Owl"? What does this mean?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Why do you always refer to Dan Snyder as "Snidely Owl"? What does this mean?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 13, 2009

Everyone has a "nickname", especially on this blog?

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

You prefer the one yellow flag after another guys you have now?

Sorry, lame, glass houses.

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 13, 2009

True, but might as well accept that they are pretty much always going to make the highest risk of return moves.

When it comes to OL, Smith does fit the mold. He is also extremely talented for any postion (except center) along the OL.

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

I actually wondered that myself. Can he spin his head around? Does he peck the entrails from living rodentia? Did he go to Temple U?

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 13, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

I actually wondered that myself. Can he spin his head around?

Just like in the "Exorcist".

Does he peck the entrails from living rodentia?

Prefers dead Testudo's.

Did he go to Temple U?
He wishes ...


Posted by: SMACK1 | April 13, 2009

Posted by: periculum | April 13, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Now as a parent of a 23 year old boy and having been a 23 year old once, I find it hard to understand how some come down so hard on these youngsters. Just because the play sports does not mean that many of them will not act in a stupid manner. Eventually most mature and become outstanding members of society.

Why not cut some of these young "kids" some slack? In the long run I think that ASmith will be fine as will DT11.

Seeing my son mature helps me to see beyond some of the expectations here (not that he is where I want him to be, but I see the decision making improving over the years!).

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 13, 2009 9:35 PM | Report abuse

*** they play sports ***

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 13, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

It's not like Andre Smith was doing drugs, taking steroids, punching strippers, illegally carrying guns, beating his GF, is an alcoholic, or has ever been in any legal trouble in his entire life.

The guy spoke to an agent too early, took awful advice from said agent, then fired the agent after he proved incompetent. If that's what constitutes a poor character, or even worse, a poor football player, then I fully admit to having zero insight regarding the collegiate athlete. And being as how I was recently one myself, it'll be very hard to get me to admit as much.

Posted by: psps23 | April 13, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

'...Why do you always refer to Dan Snyder as "Snidely Owl"? What does this mean?'

It suggests a smart man who does stupid things in what he supposes is a clever manner: or, a Wily Coyote-type chasing the Road Runner, only it's shaped like a redskins' belt buckle....and in similar fashionm he still can't catch it.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 13, 2009 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Well said psps23. Young men make errors. Mostly they learn.

What has ASmith done wrong? Not in shape for the combine. Did not wear a shirt at pro day. Fired someone that only cared about making money using him.

What a dumb a$$!

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 13, 2009 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Maualuga Taking Another Trip
Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 13, 2009, 10:32 p.m.

USC linebacker Rey Maualuga is visiting the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, according to a league source.

Maualuga has been one of the busier prospects in terms of racking up frequent-flier miles while visiting NFL teams.

His other visits include: the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and Cleveland Browns.

Maualuga is projected as a first-round draft pick.

For those who think RM should be pick at #13. I for one do not.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 13, 2009 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Ainge Absent From Voluntary Workouts
Posted by Mike Florio on April 13, 2009, 10:45 p.m.

As the New York Jets consider in-house options to become the first quarterback of the post-Favre era, one of the team’s current quarterbacks reportedly hasn’t been taking advantage of his opportunity for some playing time.

According to the Journal News, second-year signal-caller Erik Ainge, a 2008 fifth-round draft pick from Tennessee, has been skipping out on the voluntary workouts.

On one hand, the workouts are voluntary. On the other hand, if the guy is serious about perfecting his craft — and competing for a starting job — he’ll be volunteering to be present for morning workouts followed by positional meetings.

Ainge’s rookie season was marred by a four-game suspension for violation of the policy regarding anabolic steroids and related substances. He reportedly tested positive for a diuretic, a substance that generally is prohibited because it can mask the presence of steroids in a player’s system.


Say what you want about JC17 (and I am not sold on him) but he at least is a professional and doing what he is able to to be the best.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 13, 2009 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Leftwich chooses Tampa

http://washingtontimes.com/weblogs/redskins/2009/apr/12/leftwich-chooses-tampa/

-------------------

Mostly I like the Washington Times, but what was the difference between what the Skins offered and what Tampa offered? I would have picked Tampa also. Duh!

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 13, 2009 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Tried to pull a periculm, but that's all I have!

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 14, 2009 12:19 AM | Report abuse

You guys. Don't you know SNYDELY OWL is layin' in the weeds waiting for MV7 to clear his financials to the FALCONS so he can install him as "HIS" in ZORN's offense?

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 14, 2009 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Top 10 WRs STILL in the NFC East
(2008 receiving yds)

1. Santana 1044 yards
2. jackson 912
3. hixon 596
4. ARE 593
5. toomer 580
6. s smith 574
7. crayton 550
8. baskett 440
9. curtis 390
10. avant 377

Given our secondary, I wouldn't expect it would be that tough to shut teams WRs down.

Other players can be dangerous catching the ball ... westbrook, witten, barber, boss. These are matchups where the LBs will play a big role. Hence (you know its coming ...) Curry.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 14, 2009 1:23 AM | Report abuse

The Skins never made Leftwich an offer. He just stopped by to throw catch to the local prospects...

Posted by: siris | April 14, 2009 2:01 AM | Report abuse

'...Why do you always refer to Dan Snyder as "Snidely Owl"?"

To get you to ask why he continues to refer to Dan Snyder as Snidely Owl?

By the way, if you google Snidely Owl this morning, the first two references that appear (and the only ones that include the entire phrase) are referernces to post on this blog, by ... you guessed it.

Ain't the Internet grand?

Posted by: Samson151 | April 14, 2009 3:46 AM | Report abuse

By the way, if you google Snidely Owl this morning, the first two references that appear (and the only ones that include the entire phrase) are referernces to post on this blog, by ... you guessed it.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 14, 2009 3:46 AM

Maybe the next time you check it, there will be two more references to posts by you and me? Assuming there is a next time, of course.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 14, 2009 6:13 AM | Report abuse

'...USC linebacker Rey Maualuga is visiting the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, according to a league source....'

Let's see.

So far they've decided to take a second look at BJ Raji, Mark Sanchez, Marilyn Chambers, and Rey Maualga.

That's a quarterback, defensive tackle, linebacker, and a woman who knows what goes on Behind The Green Door.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 14, 2009 7:39 AM | Report abuse

Snyder is Snidley Owl 'cause first he sucks, then he bites!!

http://www.biggerboat.net/images/mrowl.jpg

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 14, 2009 7:44 AM | Report abuse

.......Three hundred and nineth?

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | April 14, 2009 7:45 AM | Report abuse

The biggest hole in the Redskin team as of right now is strongside linebacker. I dont feel there is any choice but to draft at that position in the first round.

Even though the USC kid (maleuga) or however you spell it is a middle linebacker I feel he is going to be a star and could give you a couple of years at the strongside position. He runs well and has excellent size.

The best decision is slb.

Posted by: gallrick | April 14, 2009 7:50 AM | Report abuse

gallrick

'...he best decision is slb...'

Agreed.

That makes the third rounder a center/guard prosper.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 14, 2009 7:54 AM | Report abuse

The NFL Draft is in eleven days.

Moe re-lists his order of team needs:

1. slb
3. c/rt/rg
5. wlb/cb
6. t/g
7. lb


We hope the team drafts by need and not the Best Player Availiable.

But......if the redskins draft Mark Sanchez (an act no true fan wants to see) the team should trade J Campbell for whatever the market will tender, and give the rookie the starting job on day 1 so there's no confusion about who the starter is.


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 14, 2009 8:09 AM | Report abuse

"Dang Truth, I have a World Series ticket hanging off the bedpost & foam tomahawks all over the place but even I can't get worked up about the Braves yet. This is Atlanta we wrote the book on staying medium when it comes to the Braves. Comes from years of having all hope crushed at the end year after year.

Posted by: will_ga"


definitely agree


but gotta talk it while I can

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 14, 2009 8:11 AM | Report abuse

For all of you looking at mock draft sites for the Skins pick at #13:

http://www.redskins.com/gen/articles/Mock_On__Annual_Survey_Of_Mock_Drafts_3856.jsp

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 14, 2009 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Apparently Kiper had us picking Landry and McIntosh recently, and this year he says it will be Sanchez...

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 14, 2009 8:14 AM | Report abuse

Walterfootball draft:

This is assuming no trades:

13 Washington Redskins: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama

80 Washington Redskins: Tyrone McKenzie, OLB, South Florida

150 Washington Redskins: Orion Martin, DE, Virginia Tech

186 Washington Redskins: Ray Feinga, G, BYU

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 14, 2009 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Flounder, if the compensatory pick is Javorski Lane that might be my dream draft.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 14, 2009 8:18 AM | Report abuse

yoder,

They didn't list Comp picks but that would be good.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 14, 2009 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Happy Birthday Jasno LaCanfora

Posted by: alex35332 | April 14, 2009 8:24 AM | Report abuse

The NFL Draft is in eleven days.

Moe re-lists his order of team needs:

1. slb
3. c/rt/rg
5. wlb/cb
6. t/g
7. lb


We hope the team drafts by need and not the Best Player Availiable.

But......if the redskins draft Mark Sanchez (an act no true fan wants to see) the team should trade J Campbell for whatever the market will tender, and give the rookie the starting job on day 1 so there's no confusion about who the starter is.


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 14, 2009 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Yoder,

I don't care what Mel says Sanchez will not be there at 13, every mock I have seen has him going in the top 10.

Could we trade up sure, but he will not be there at 13.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 14, 2009 8:29 AM | Report abuse

From Draft countdown,

This guy is a beast would be great in our system.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS: TYSON JACKSON, DE, L.S.U.

Scouting Report
The Redskins addressed one defensive line need with the signing of Albert Haynesworth but they created another by releasing Jason Taylor. Not that the 34-year-old Taylor wouldn’t have had to be replaced in the near future anyway… However, there is now a big hole opposite Andre Carter and while the common perception is that Tyson Jackson is a five-technique in a 3-4 scheme he could also excel at left defensive end in a 4-3. In fact, the 6-4, 296 pound Jackson would serve as a nice compliment to Carter, who is more of an undersized pass rusher, and could even kick inside to tackle in passing situations. If available Brian Orakpo, Everette Brown and Aaron Maybin would all be possibilities here as well. After cutting ties with Marcus Washington the Redskins also need an outside linebacker so watch out for Brian Cushing, who would be an ideal fit for them on the strongside. The Skins have some issues along their offensive line as well, especially outside where Chris Samuels is almost 32-years-old and right tackle is a mess, so they could target Michael Oher. This may also be a worst-case scenario for Andre Smith if he begins to slide a bit.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 14, 2009 8:32 AM | Report abuse

flound/yod, if that walter football draft happens, and we get Lane at FB as well, thats a great day.

Local radio up here had Adam Schefter on this morning, and they talked briefly on qb's, and Schefter indicated that he thought that the Lions would go Stafford at #1 overall, and that Sanchez wouldn't make it out of the first 10. He focused a lot on Freeman, saying that some teams have him as a top 20 pick, while others have him as a 3rd rounder.

Flound, how's the team doing?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 14, 2009 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Flound, how's the team doing?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 14, 2009 8:33 AM |

We were 8-1 in warmup games, are first tournament is the 25th of April.

Were going to practice them very hard the next two weeks, and then it's on.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 14, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

but gotta talk it while I can
Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 14, 2009 8:11 AM

Understood, have at it & if they're still doing well this summer, I'll be a medium chopping fool!!

Posted by: will_ga | April 14, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Flounder, if they were as close to getting Cutler as everyone says they were...I'm thinking they wouldn't mind giving up a little less to move up and get Sanchez. Scary thought, but you never know.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 14, 2009 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Is anyone concerned that Sanchez couldn't beat out John David Booty to start at QB for USC? I Didn't see him play last year so I don't have an opinion on how good Sanchez might be. Is he that much of an upgrade over JC??

Posted by: will_ga | April 14, 2009 8:48 AM | Report abuse

'...Is anyone concerned that Sanchez couldn't beat out John David Booty to start at QB for USC?'

You might be.

I might be.

But the redskins' front office might not be.

That's why some of us are concerned.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 14, 2009 8:52 AM | Report abuse

"As we hear it, Stafford is telling his former Bulldog teammates that he'll be the pick, and that he'll receive more than $40 million, guaranteed, under the contract that the team will pay him. Stafford is characterizing the move as a "done deal."

Posted by: swowra | April 14, 2009 8:57 AM | Report abuse

You might be.

I might be.

But the redskins' front office might not be.

That's why some of us are concerned.

Posted by: MistaMoe


Exactly.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 14, 2009 8:58 AM | Report abuse

gallrick

'...he best decision is slb...'

Agreed.

That makes the third rounder a center/guard prosper.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 14, 2009 7:54 AM | Report abuse

I ASmith is off the board, I wouldn't complain about that combination.

Posted by: frediefritz | April 14, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

"As we hear it, Stafford is telling his former Bulldog teammates that he'll be the pick, and that he'll receive more than $40 million, guaranteed, under the contract that the team will pay him. Stafford is characterizing the move as a "done deal."
Posted by: swowra | April 14, 2009 8:57 AM

That's a lot of guaranteed money for a QB who looked awful against Alabama.

Posted by: will_ga | April 14, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

'...Stafford is telling his former Bulldog teammates that he'll be the pick, and that he'll receive more than $40 million, guaranteed...'

40 million guaranteed--rumored--and he hasn't even taken a snap in the league yet.

This is why having the 1st pick and needing a quarterback sucks.

If I'm Martin Mayhew, the Lions' GM, I'm killing myself trying to trade away the 1st overall pick for more picks.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 14, 2009 9:03 AM | Report abuse

'...Is anyone concerned that Sanchez couldn't beat out John David Booty to start at QB for USC?'


You might be.

I might be.

But the redskins' front office might not be.

That's why some of us are concerned.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 14, 2009 8:52 AM


Cassel!

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 14, 2009 9:07 AM | Report abuse

I ASmith is off the board, I wouldn't complain about that combination.

Posted by: frediefritz | April 14, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Supposed to read "If ASmith is off..."

Posted by: frediefritz | April 14, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

'...he best decision is slb...'

Agreed.

That makes the third rounder a center/guard prosper.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 14, 2009 7:54 AM

And that makes the quarterback dead meat.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 14, 2009 9:25 AM | Report abuse

te, haha, yeah, pretty much...how many passes will campbell complete staring out the earhole in his helmet, wondering where his teeth are....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 14, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Flounder, if the compensatory pick is Javorski Lane that might be my dream draft.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 14, 2009 8:18 AM |

Is that a football player or a cul-de-sac in a suburb in Poland?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 14, 2009 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Is that a football player or a cul-de-sac in a suburb in Poland?

Posted by: talent_evaluator

Haha, he's round like a cul-de-sac...very big boy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaDTBQfngL0

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 14, 2009 9:34 AM | Report abuse

te, haha, yeah, pretty much...how many passes will campbell complete staring out the earhole in his helmet, wondering where his teeth are....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 14, 2009 9:27 AM

Campbell had one of the best QB ratings in the league last year -- 14.6 -- when passing lieing on his back.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 14, 2009 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | April 14, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Offensive Line is really a no-brainer in Round 1. All this speculation about QBs, SLBs etc. is fun, but I will be shocked if the 'Skins don't take the best OL at #13 or even trade up to grab someone like a Smith or Oher.

I actually wouldn't mind at all trading up for a Smith type player, but trading up for another other position is just dumb.

Posted by: swowra | April 14, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

'...And that makes the quarterback dead meat....'


I get the point about the team needing a tackle, and thus, drafting one at 13 is important, but here's a good question:

If the stars all align and the team drafts any of the 'elite' tackles bloggas crave, what makes you think the kid will start over the combination of Samuels/Heyer/Jansen?

Joe Bugel tends to side with vets, which may have something to do with why as a position coach, Jansen continued to start at right tackle when Zorn himself said early on in the season he wanted Stephon Heyer to prosper at the position.

In our world, you draft a guy and he starts. But from the team's perspective, a drafted guy might sit for a lil bit, meaning despite your desires as a fan, expect the same ol' same ol offensive line when the season starts.

And given the depth of players at the position, taking a lineman--centers/guards block too, ya know-- in the third round isn't as bad as folks make it out to be.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 14, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

moe, thats a good point, and my contention all along has been that you draft OL, AND you have buy-in from Buges. Cue up some tape from last year of Jansen getting run over, walked back, and you tell Buges that this CATEGORICALLY CANNOT be the case in 2009. He needs to be on board with starting the kid, whomever that might be, from game 1.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 14, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

beep beep...nothing that wasn't rumored; just confirmation maualuga visit. we needed a new thread.

Posted by: CindyBoren | April 14, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

"Joe Bugel tends to side with vets, which may have something to do with why as a position coach, Jansen continued to start at right tackle when Zorn himself said early on in the season he wanted Stephon Heyer to prosper at the position."

Sure, it "may" have had something to do with that, but it may have also been that the team, and particularly Portis, was on fire with Jansen starting. And it may have also been Zorn that chose Jansen over Heyer, not the other way around.

And Bugel doesn't always side with vets. Just two years ago, Bugel gave the starting RT spot to Stephon Heyer, and undrafted rookie, when Jansen went down. Derrick Dockery also started from the outset of his career, and Bugel had a heck of a time with his on-the-job training (though Bugel came in a year after he was drafted), beginning with the automatic false-start Dockery was to start his career and ending with him becoming the highest paid guard in the history of the league, via Buffalo.

Bugel isn't some senile, naive old coach that can't see what's best in front of him. If the team gets an Andre Smith, and Andre Smith turns out as expected (more talented than either of the two in front of him), he'll be starting from day one. If not, he won't. It's that simple.

Posted by: psps23 | April 14, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

So I can just see Devin Thomas' locker holding a Batman costume. Hey, if Batman's gloves have some super sticky substance in them to get Devin to hold onto passes, I'm all for it. Maybe his utility belt contains something to help him fight off the bump and run without being penalized. Actually, if I were to choose a super hero persona for Devin, I think I would have chosen The Invisible Man, because that is what he has been in this offense so far.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 14, 2009 10:28 AM | Report abuse

as some have said, having the first pick in the NFL is a curse more than a blessing.

They need to fix that **** right now, put in a rookie salary scale. Common sense. Who the hell would want to pick #1 overall? That's why Alex Smith was getting like 10 mil a year last year and the starter, JT O'Sullivan, was getting like 800k. Ridiculous.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 14, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

mistamoe: "This is why having the 1st pick and needing a quarterback sucks."

Truth is, lacking a quarterback and winding up with the first pick often go hand in hand.

QB is just a lot more important than most other positions. And harder to find.

Partly why guys like Kurt Warner, Gus Frerotte, Kerry Collins, and Jeff Garcia end up starting for contending clubs.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 14, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

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