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Washington Gives His Hip a Rest

Practice has ended and Jason La Canfora texted in an update on Marcus Washington, who took part in some drills but also rested his hip as a precaution during some of the heavy contact drills (goal-line, short-yardage situations). Considering his history of injuries, he was taking no chances.

"I might rest it over the weekend just to be safe," Washington said, "but it's not anything we're worried about."

By Cindy Boren  |  August 20, 2008; 3:20 PM ET
 
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hip huggers panties

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

"...but it's not anything we're worried about."


Uh oh.

Posted by: 4-12 | August 20, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

nad hugging boxers

Posted by: nads guy | August 20, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Having never gone over 1000 yards in a seson, how am I a true #1 again? Lets face it, Kevin Curtis outplayed me last year, how good can I be?

Posted by: Reggie Brown | August 20, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

No way the eagles are working the phone. Andy reid said they were not, and he doesnt lie. only vinny lies about stuff like that

Posted by: Great One | August 20, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Rocky is just getting back. Blades just started practicing. MW is resting his hip. Can we keep 9 LBs on the 53 man roster?

And I have not mentioned the Safeties.

Posted by: Anon the Barbarian | August 20, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Great One, good point ... Andy Reid himself probably is not working phones ... someone else in Philly is.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Rocky is just getting back. Blades just started practicing. MW is resting his hip. Can we keep 9 LBs on the 53 man roster?

Posted by: Anon the Barbarian | August 20, 2008 3:29 PM

Don't forget Sinclair.

Speaking of phones, can someone please get Randall Godfrey on the horn?

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Greg, the 'Zona paper suggested the Skins were in the mix for Boldin. You can say its not gonna happen, but I'm not the only one who thinks its possible.

As for the cap ... Skins were $20 million over. A couple months later, $10 million under. The Spaghetti Gang knows how to do creative accounting. Though I'd advise against having these guys managing your personal savings ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

8th! My best ever! thong panties.

Posted by: Shock | August 20, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

greg and al zeke have raised the down syndrome level on here up to 92%, way to go dumb and dumber. maybe we could just trade for boldin then put him on the practice squad. idiots.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Damn, turned out to be 10th. Still my best ever.

Posted by: Shock | August 20, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

al, lol, if you think making yourself look like an idiot makes me angry, you're sorely mistaken.

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:21 PM

Yes, al, not angry -- only righteously indignant, aggravated, and irritated, which is way different.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:27 PM

And I'm as puffed up as a pouter hen, as humorless as a door knob, and as repetitive as carbon paper.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

maybe we could just trade for boldin then put him on the practice squad. idiots.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:32 PM

Now that is lol FUNNY!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

"PFT Reporting Brady will be a Redskin by sundown"

People on the inside at Redskin Park say that the Redskins are close to a blockbuster trade which will net them Tom Brady, Randy Moss, and Wes Welker, in exchange for RB Marcus Mason, a Heath Shuler Jersey, and tickets to Michael Westbrook's next cage match"

Sure they are al...

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Reggie Brown = a true #1 WR

stop the hate


HI HATERS HI HATERS HI HATERS

.........

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 3:20 PM

I use to not like the song, but now I hate it.

Also, the only time Reggie Brown shows up to a game is when he plays the skins. 2 out of 16 ain't good.

Negative Nancy out!

Posted by: 4th | August 20, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

greg suffers from impotence. his blood flow is bad due to his way of making mountains out of mole hills. he may also suffer from busted nads.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

The Lord told me to cheat at NASCAR.

Posted by: Coach Joe | August 20, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Damn, turned out to be 10th. Still my best ever.

Posted by: Shock | August 20, 2008 3:32 PM

Should've been signed...

Posted by: Confessions Of A Loser | August 20, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Washington Gives His Hip a Rest.

if only the Boldin Boys would give it a rest too.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

I'm cheatin' for my grandbabies. It's all 'bout the grandbabies dang nabit.

Posted by: Joe jacks | August 20, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, okay now, no bad words can be said about Coach Gibbs okay? Seriously, just leave that alone. When that story comes up, just turn the channel. I'm acting like it never happened cause 1) I don't even know what happened and 2) It's NASCAR.


Also does it make anyone jealous that David Green went to the Superbowl his rookie year? And Kregg Lumpkin leading The Giants to the Superbowl last year. Talk about heroic!

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

PFT Reporting Brady will be a Redskin by sundown"

People on the inside at Redskin Park say that the Redskins are close to a blockbuster trade which will net them Tom Brady, Randy Moss, and Wes Welker, in exchange for RB Marcus Mason, a Heath Shuler Jersey, and tickets to Michael Westbrook's next cage match"

Sure they are al...

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:34 PM

Funniest post of the day

Posted by: Great One | August 20, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Funniest post of the day


Posted by: Great One | August 20, 2008 3:40 PM

So you've read every post?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Hey Vinny, I'm in great shape, down to 225, and my new restaurant kicks ass. I'd love to retire as a Skin, and with that bastard...I mean former Assistant Associate Head Coach of All Things Defense now in Jacksonville, I know the organization would love to have me back to finish my career as a Redskin!

Posted by: Lavar Arrington | August 20, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

^^ Not Really.

Posted by: The Not Really Guy | August 20, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Cindy, Jasno -- ask any Boldin questions of Vinny yet? Cause you know he's lying when he answers. So if he says it ain't happening, Greg's gonna choke on his Wheaties.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Can we also leave LaVar outta this? As stated, I have OFFICIALLY given LaVar a bye on ANYTHING REDSKINS RELATED.

That goes for ALL REDSKINS FANS, I have spoken for yall so give it a rest!

Can't we just lol @ Tony Romo for awhile?

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Tom Brady, Randy Moss, and Wes Welker, in exchange for RB Marcus Mason, a Heath Shuler Jersey, and tickets to Michael Westbrook's next cage match"

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:34 PM

See, because it ends after the cage match, I knew it wasn't real. No way Belichek/Paoli do this deal without getting a ham sandwich in return.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Can we also leave LaVar outta this?
Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 3:44 PM

Sure, if you stop prattling about UGA.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

"PFT Reporting Brady will be a Redskin by sundown"

People on the inside at Redskin Park say that the Redskins are close to a blockbuster trade which will net them Tom Brady, Randy Moss, and Wes Welker, in exchange for RB Marcus Mason, a Heath Shuler Jersey, and tickets to Michael Westbrook's next cage match"

Sure they are al...

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:34 PM

I hope they don't trade Mason. He's awesome.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I would like to fly my private jet to Arizona and tell Anquan Boldin I think his legs are too thick to run a proper out pattern.

Posted by: POOP | August 20, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Jamaican Lou Gehrig remains atop the post of the day leader board.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

You got something to say about UGA, Anonymous!?!

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

In recent news the Redskins have just signed the guy who sho this way into the endzone in The last boyscout. When asked why this signing was done, The Vin stated "we were just trying to coem down to the NFL's new low standards."

Posted by: Bruce Willis | August 20, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking of joining forces with Greg. We do a deal for Boldin to the Pats, the Pats send us Brady Moss and Welker. Mason gets to eat a ham sandwich at Lavar's restaurant and the Bidwells get the cage match tix.

I'm good with that

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Can we also leave LaVar outta this? As stated, I have OFFICIALLY given LaVar a bye on ANYTHING REDSKINS RELATED.

That goes for ALL REDSKINS FANS, I have spoken for yall so give it a rest!

Can't we just lol @ Tony Romo for awhile?

Posted by: The Truth in 1st person | August 20, 2008 3:44 PM

You're lame. It's easier to just "lol" at you. How about we ROTFLOFAO at your lameness? Truth, you were better in 3rd person. It hid your... um, lameness? You call others up here nerds, geeks, or whatever at one time or another, right? Dude, you're one of the biggest ones up here right now.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

"The Carolina Panthers announced today that they have released defensive tackle Ian Scott, the latest setback for a player who just a few years ago looked like one of the best young defensive linemen in football."

from pft

I'm thinking more and more that this 80 man roster means that injured guys just can't be shelved ... and that Erasmus James has a half hour to make his case for why he's worth a 7th round pick.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Tom Brady, Randy Moss, and Wes Welker, in exchange for RB Marcus Mason, a Heath Shuler Jersey, and tickets to Michael Westbrook's next cage match"

Posted by: Greg | August 20, 2008 3:34 PM

You must be crazy to think the Redskins would make this trade. Moss is old, Welker is slow, and Brady is more concerned about his girlfriends than football. Given Mason's potential to be a stud of a third string back, there is no way this trade happens.

Posted by: ANON | August 20, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

the ham sandwich joke is old and stupid

Posted by: Great one | August 20, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

the ham sandwich joke is old and stupid

Posted by: Great one | August 20, 2008 3:54 PM

so are the Bidwells

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

the ham sandwich joke is old and stupid

Posted by: Great one | August 20, 2008 3:54 PM

dude what do you expect from these guys? the only reg that doesn't act like a nerd is larry or chris, or whatever his name is. it's hard to be a nerd when you're retarded.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

The ham sandwich joke fits in well here at RI.

Posted by: Is young and has a life | August 20, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Thanks...I think...actually I guess not...whateves

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking more and more that this 80 man roster means that injured guys just can't be shelved ... and that Erasmus James has a half hour to make his case for why he's worth a 7th round pick.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 3:51 PM

sween,

You've become tedious with your Erasmus James riff. You're not as bad, yet, as AL Zeke and Greg, but you're headed that way.

He had a good rookie year. He's healthy enough to play this weekend. If he can't get the job done, he won't be on the roster. Now give it a rest until he has his chance.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Hey Truth

You think that powerhouse Vanderbilt is going to spoil UGA's homecoming again this season?

Posted by: Go Dores! | August 20, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

sween,

You are still better than corkczar. That dude won't leave me alone.

Posted by: Dead horse | August 20, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Stick with it Sween. I'm agreein'. You got a good point there. Make it loud and clear and no less than 50 times a day.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Hey Truth

You think that powerhouse Vanderbilt is going to spoil UGA's homecoming again this season?

Posted by: Go Dores! | August 20, 2008 4:02 PM

Highly unlikely

Posted by: Matt Stafford | August 20, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

sween,

You are still better than corkczar. That dude won't leave me alone.

Posted by: Dead horse | August 20, 2008 4:02 PM

You're mine Dead horse. Beatin' you like I beatin' Greg. If you want some bonus points, I can pay you some of them

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm not typing out "in first person" anymore


Vandy beating us 2 years ago just shows the strength of the SEC

If we were in the Big 10, we'd be a lock for the NC this year, period. PAC-10 is stronger but it'd be much easier to get there than the SEC, same for Big East, and do I even have to mention the ACC?

NFC East > SEC East > all

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Beatin' you like I beatin' Greg

I fail english, thats umpossible

Greg was right, your I.Q. might be 48

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

OK, I will give it a rest until he gets a chance ... and you can have a rest until you give yourself a name.

But still, the purpose of Saturday's game, other than not getting injured, is to identify who makes the roster and who gets whacked. The player who I'm giving a rest is one of those guys who is in the talent evaluation pool (not to be confused with talent evaluator's pool). Seems like its fair to talk about it. PLUS, its not only relevant to football, its actually about a CURRENT Skin ... so its sort of the non-jibba jabba theoretical content that the blog is about.

So let it be written, so let it be done. Now I have to get tiresome about Ryan Boschetti.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Actually I'm one of the coolest posters here IRL

ask anybody

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Beatin' you like I beatin' Greg

I fail english, thats umpossible

Greg was right, your I.Q. might be 48

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:08 PM

Only Skippy knows my IQ. Because Skippy can tell IQs from what people wirte on the blog

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

If you say so....

I keed, I keed

Posted by: Anybody | August 20, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

um Truth, your not.

Posted by: anybody | August 20, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Sween, no way you out tiresome me

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

um Truth, your not.

Posted by: anybody | August 20, 2008 4:14 PM

you're not, you idiot

Posted by: grammar police | August 20, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Actually I'm one of the coolest posters here IRL

ask anybody

Posted by: The Truth
-----
Sorry Truth, but I have to agree with the above comment that you were considerably funnier when consistently in third person.

Posted by: The Truth Hurts | August 20, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

beep * beep!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

um Truth, your not.

Posted by: anybody | August 20, 2008 4:14 PM

you're not, you idiot

Posted by: grammar police | August 20, 2008 4:16 PM

I'm having trouble discerning whether that is one correction or two, Mr or Ms police. The added apostrophe is obviously a correction. But is adding "you idiot" also necessary to make it grammatically correct? And if so, shouldn't there be a period? Perhaps I'll save the capitalization question for another time.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

It's been 30 minutes since sween's last "Erasmus James must go before he makes a play" post. Dude must have gone to the bathroom for the long visit.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Truth, dont let them talk to you like that

Posted by: Great One | August 20, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

anonymous....only been 30 seconds since your last gutless screed....you must be a fast finisher!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS OFFICIAL INJURY REPORT UPDATE:

M. Washington: Not to worry
H.B. Blades: Could play now if needed
MacIntosh: Knee NEVER felt stronger.
Rogers: Me too!
P. Daniels: Fine and dandy
Stephon Heyer: Ready to go.
Todd Wade: Me too!!!
A. Buzbee: Just couldn't be better
Cartwright: Eatin' ribs, not worrying about mine
Landry: Hammy? What Hammy?
Erasmus James: Legs were never stronger
Malcolm Kelly: Knee is great AND I'm in shape.
Devin Thomas: Me too!!!
Jon Jansen: Nimble as a Minx
Randy Thomas: Check the Guns, they're perfect!
Jason Taylor: Feet are gellin' like Magellen!!!
Mark Brunell: Arm never felt stronger
Joe Theismann: Leg healed, rarin' to go!
LaVar Arrington: Knee is healed AND I know the Playbook.
Peg Leg Bates: Cast comes off tomorrow
Three-finger Brown: Digits grew back.
George Allen: Even dead I'm better than Spurrier.
Vince Lombardi: Me too!!!


Posted by: Corkczar | August 20, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

"Erasmus James must go before he makes a play" post.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:24 PM

Never said that. I was remarking about how it surprised me that Ian Scott got cut. The cuts don't happen till after the game. The guy (I'm giving it a rest) is competing against a guy the Skins thought was good enough to draft ... and Chris Wilson, who did pretty well last year.

What's with the flaming telling people what they can't post? First it was Greg about Al Zeke's wet dream of Boldin, now you about me on James? Next thing we hear is that nobody other than the original can post as Nate!

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Cork, is Boldin go to go?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Actually I'm one of the coolest posters here IRL
ask anybody
Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 4:13 PM

We asked EVERYBODY. NOBODY agreed. Isn't there a UGA blog somewhere? If not, couldn't you start one? I'm not hatin' on you, bro, I'm just sayin' yer constant jingo harping on UGA is pathetic.


Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 20, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

The Truth is very cool.

Posted by: Miles Davis | August 20, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

And while I'm at it.... F all the Nate haters!!

And F all the cHrIs lArRy haters, too.

F ya's!!

Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 20, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

So there's this team that the Skins are playing this week ... and to keep the game more interesting, I've been trying to learn a little more about them.

http://www.carolinagrowl.com/Read.aspx?Story=683

If you don't want to click the line, here's what it says. They (the Panthers) cut Ian Scott ... and replaced him on the roster with a WR from, get this, UGA. Also, John Fox says they will watch the waiver wire for DTs.

The article doesn't say this, but I think next week they will find Boschetti on that wire and sign him ... and he will get tons of action this season.

I've already said too much. Tedium r me.

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

"jingo harping"

luv it!!!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Joe Theismann: Leg healed, rarin' to go!
LaVar Arrington: Knee is healed AND I know the Playbook.
Peg Leg Bates: Cast comes off tomorrow
Three-finger Brown: Digits grew back.
George Allen: Even dead I'm better than Spurrier.
Vince Lombardi: Me too!!!
Posted by: Corkczar | August 20, 2008 4:31 PM

Truly funny stuff, Corkczar. Truly funny. Thanks for a breath of levity in a sea of stale urine.

Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 20, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

By the way....what would a conversation between Usain Bolt and a Ravens fan sound like???

Bolt: "Hey, mon !"
R Fan: "Hey, hon !"
Bolt: "Have a good day, mon"
R Fan: " You too, hon."


Posted by: cej75024 | August 20, 2008 11:32 AM


This was on a previous post....thought it was pretty funny

Posted by: Tyson Gay | August 20, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

So i guess it was cL that ate the soggy biscuit?

Posted by: | August 20, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Which WR from UGA did they pick up?

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

"By the way....what would a conversation between Usain Bolt and a Ravens fan sound like???

Bolt: "Hey, mon !"
R Fan: "Hey, hon !"
Bolt: "Have a good day, mon"
R Fan: " You too, hon."


Posted by: cej75024 | August 20, 2008 11:32 AM


This was on a previous post....thought it was pretty funny


Posted by: Tyson Gay | August 20, 2008 4:44 PM "

Unfortunately you thought wrong. Sorry, move along.

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

nope as i said previously we gave it an extra coating and fed to anon(s)!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

It was Sean Bailey!

He's a beast!

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Which WR from UGA did they pick up?

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 4:46 PM

Click on the link you lazy dog.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

What round was I drafted?? At least I can't be like George Foster, Jonathan Sullivan, Quincy Carter, Odell Thurman, and be a 1st or 2nd round bust, can I??

Posted by: Sean Bailey | August 20, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately you thought wrong. Sorry, move along.

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 4:47 PM

Unfortunately, YOU were wrong, Truth. Go back to practicing speaking in 3rd person.

You must be an athlete.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

It was Sean Bailey!

He's a beast!

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 4:48 PM

Which round was he drafted in? Was he already cut by another team?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I know I will regret asking this, but is Sean Bailey related to those other two UGA alums, Boss and Champ?

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Even if (and I'm starting to think its a big if) Landry returns to practice sometime next week, do you think he'll even be ready to go for the Giants game? How much conditioning work has he been able to do? I hope this is not one of those injuries that lingers all year.

Posted by: Rusty | August 20, 2008 2:32 PM

Laron will be fine. This is where the "if it feels good, wait another week" applies. They're doing everything they can to avoid a setback in the future.

And as far as conditioning goes, most of the time you aren't cleared from hamstring injuries until you've done a lot of running work. He's probably receiving more fitness through his rehab than most of these guys get in practice. Although he may have to get his "hitting" fitness back. Can't really replicate the pounding through rehab.

Posted by: psps23 | August 20, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I know I will regret asking this, but is Sean Bailey related to those other two UGA alums, Boss and Champ?

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 4:52 PM

Couldn't be with a first name like "Sean." To be related to Boss or Champ you'd have to be Winner, Supervisor, Commander in Chief, or Gold Medal Bailey. Or, if you're a cousin, Runner Up.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Sean and Champ/Boss are not related.

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Why wasn't I drafted Truth?? I mean, unless you over inflate how good I am solely because I went to UGA.

Posted by: Sean Bailey | August 20, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Jeeze take a joke

Sean Bailey was a decent college WR at best

lol @ the obsession with UGA some of yall have displayed for no apparent reason

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Kettle and I would like to meet you truth....

Posted by: Pot | August 20, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Sean Bailey was a decent college WR at best

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 5:01 PM

What crimes has he served time for?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

hope Greg is still lurking so he can take in the visual:

"Must see TV? Charles Barkley colonoscopy to be televised"

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

lol @ the obsession with UGA some of yall have displayed for no apparent reason

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 5:01 PM

You're kidding right? With all of the UGA siht you bring up here that no one wants to hear, you're gonna say that???

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

what's wrong with obsession for no apparent reason? Anquan Boldin is 6'1" 217, fyi ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

lol @ the obsession with UGA some of yall have displayed for no apparent reason

Posted by: The Truth | August 20, 2008 5:01 PM

This is cruel and heartless, like making fun of the retarded. "Obsessions" with UGA are chronic psychological disorders and people who have them need intense drug and clinical therapies. The fact that you can ridicule people with this disorder makes it apparent that you're in deep denial. Please call me so we can adjust your medications.

Posted by: Dr. Friedman | August 20, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Joe Gibbs Racing is full of dirty cheaters.

Posted by: Conner McBundy | August 20, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

F NASCAR

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Joe Gibbs Racing is full of dirty cheaters.

Posted by: Conner McBundy | August 20, 2008 5:14 PM

Cheer up: He's getting rid of the dirty cheaters and replacing them with some clean cheaters.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

"Must see TV? Charles Barkley colonoscopy to be televised"

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 5:06 PM

Makes me think of that scene in "Jaws" where they cut open a shark and there's a license plate and a lounge chair, except there will be a few Lincoln Logs and his brother's Slinky he ate when he was five.

Wait, those aren't Lincoln Logs!

Posted by: SMACK | August 20, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I make a determined effort to see the good in everyone and everything. When I can't say something nice, I don't say anything at all.

Posted by: not ChRiS larrY | August 20, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Joe Gibbs racing is underwritten by Toyota. Which has a lot of money. I'm hearing that JGR is looking at Anquan Boldin to run the ops part of the biz

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

I trash anyone and everyone. When I can say something mean, I hope I hurt someone's feelings.

Posted by: Haterade | August 20, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, their momma is hurt, too.

Posted by: Haterade | August 20, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

From the wiki,

"That did not make me very happy. If you could stop doing that, I would appreciate it very much. That's very nice of you. Thank you.
Posted by: not chRis LArrY"

Posted by: good try fake Not Guy | August 20, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Suppose the Skins did try to obtain Boldin...

It would be a pretty good 3 WR combo -- with Moss, Boldin, and Randel El.

So unless the Skins trade one of the existing WRs, then either Mix or McMullen wouldn't make the final roster. Plus they would have to rework either Taylor or Springs contracts.

The Skins should attempt to trade for Boldin (6-1, 217). The Eagles are probably desperate at this point and their fans think a draft pick + CB Lito Sheppard would get the trade done. I assume the Cowboys and Jets would also be interested...

The Skins could offer their 2009 4th round draft pick + RB Mason, WR Thomas, or TE Davis.

Posted by: Siris | August 20, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

They could also offer OL Wade or DE Wilson...

Posted by: Siris | August 20, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

The Skins could offer their 2009 4th round draft pick + RB Mason, WR Thomas, or TE Davis.

Posted by: Siris | August 20, 2008 5:28 PM

And if Bouldin would agree to pay for the vet minimum, we can squeeze him under the salary cap. Let's do it!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

The Pokes are cap tied, and couldn't possibly justify that expense with an offense that scored 455 pts last year. Yeah, Miles Austin got hurt, but then who the fjk is Miles Austin?

Anquan Boldin = Pricy. Playing defense and not choking = Priceless.

Posted by: SMACK | August 20, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Siris. But y'all might have already known that

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm out for a bit. Greg, you can pop back in without me talking Anquan for while

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

You boys down 95 lose one Taylor and gain another. Worked out, huh?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

It's possible if the Cardinals and Taylor or Springs are game... We already know Dan Snyder is willing to lengthen and guarantee contracts. Of course they also have to out bid the Eagles, but it would be a nice move to strengthen the team and weaken their opponents at the same time.

Posted by: Siris | August 20, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure the Skins could clear enough cap space (4-5 mil) to rework Boldin's contract for 4-5 years, with a decent signing bonus -- for instance, the Lloyd contract (30 mil 6 years, with a 10 mil signing bonus) cost less than 4 mil a year. Plus Boldin is only 27 years old.

On the other hand, Philly has plenty of cap space (10-15 mil)... But are they willing to spend it?

Posted by: Siris | August 20, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Q to kost: what does the word "tipping" mean in Australian?

Posted by: dcsween | August 20, 2008 10:18 AM


I think you guys call it something like "Pick 'em"?

Basically, each week you just pick who you think will win each game, and you get 1 point for each correct pick.

So come on RI it's free, and it's easy, so join up!

Posted by: kost52 | August 20, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

your right...

NASCAR RULZ!

Posted by: chrIS lArry | August 20, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

You are invited to join my NFL 2008/09 Tipping Competition at http://www.OzTips.com

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2) Click the 'REGISTER' button on the homepage and set-up a Login (if you don't already have one with OzTips).

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Posted by: kost52 | August 20, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Basically, each week you just pick who you think will win each game, and you get 1 point for each correct pick.

So come on RI it's free, and it's easy, so join up!

Posted by: kost52 | August 20, 2008 6:14 PM

So, is this anything like "bonus points"? We've got this guy in Boston, Greg, who's a hound for bonus points. He'll probably sign up under several names.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 20, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Okay, this place is just plain silly. What an incredible waste of keystrokes. I'm not visiting anymore. $crew u guys, I'm goin' home...

Posted by: creativefunk | August 20, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Wow... just wow... creative, you just now figured this out?

Posted by: cload & daggar | August 20, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Kost I will check it out when I am soberer please repost it at some point.

Posted by: Alex35332 | August 20, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Actually, creativefunk, all RI keystrokes are recycled and reused to build poorly-insulated homes for the thoughts of anonymous posters.

Posted by: freakzilla | August 20, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Okay, this place is just plain silly. What an incredible waste of keystrokes. I'm not visiting anymore. $crew u guys, I'm goin' home...

Posted by: creativefunk | August 20, 2008 6:25 PM

I feel so empty without your creative posts -- like this one. Can I come and visit you in your home and we can reminisce about the good old days before the blog went all silly?

Posted by: Mull It | August 20, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Kost, just make sure these guys aren't routing for their teams ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 20, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Just learned that Jim Zorn's father lives in Concord, N.C., about the same distance from Charlotte (where the Panthers play) as Huntersville (where JGR is based) is. Concord is east of Huntersville.

I like the symmetry of all that.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

To clarify on the Sean Bailey questions - Sean is the son of former Atlanta Falcon receiver Stacy Bailey.

Sorry, Truth, Sean Bailey never really lived up to expectations at UGA. If by saying he was a decent receiver, you mean that he was an adequate receiver, than I will agree. I am stunned to learn that he is even getting a sniff of the NFL.

Re: Sean Bailey being a criminal, that is just typical RI ignorance and bias against The Truth and UGA. Sean is actually the type of person that you would want your son to grow up and become. He is 100% class - a Joe Gibbs true Redskin type.

Climbing on to soap box...

I am still amazed that people give The Truth so much crap about UGA. If he was talking about beer, there would be no problems. I love the addition of college football talk to the blog. If we can just find a USC fan with as much enthusiasm.

...Getting off soap box

Posted by: CBT | August 20, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Dan Snyder spars with the Wall Street Journal. If you don't like him already, this probably won't win you over.

Please forgive the long post, but I've pasted an article from tomorrow's Wall Street Journal. Some interesting stuff in here especially on his fight with the Post, and it's only available to subscribers.

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Questions for Daniel Snyder
By SHIRLEY S. WANG
August 21, 2008

The Washington Redskins' Daniel Snyder has been scrutinized since he bought the team in 1999. He has a reputation for a hands-on style and win-now philosophy, characterized by the signing of several big-name free agents who failed to lead the franchise to its fourth Super Bowl title.

Beyond the Redskins, Mr. Snyder is known as an aggressive businessman with a number of media and entertainment holdings. He was the youngest chief executive of a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1996 at the age of 32 with his company, Snyder Communications, Inc., which has since been sold. Currently, he serves as chairman of the board of Six Flags, is founder and a member of the board of Red Zebra Broadcasting, which has a number of radio stations in the Washington area, and partners with Tom Cruise in Cruise/Wagner Productions. Recently, his investment firm RedZone Capital added a stake in Dick Clark Productions, which puts on the Golden Globes, and the Johnny Rockets restaurant chain.

But Mr. Snyder's heart lies with the Redskins. Under his ownership, the Redskins remain one of professional sports' most valuable franchises. The Wall Street Journal talked with Mr. Snyder about how his ownership philosophy has changed and his other businesses. Excerpts:

The Wall Street Journal: You have your hand in so many businesses. How do you these disparate kinds of ventures all fit together?

Mr. Snyder: They don't. The Washington Redskins is not only my passion, but for me it's part of my family. When I was 6 years old, I went to my first Redskins game with my father. He passed away about five years ago. We never missed a game. We have one goal and that's to win the Super Bowl.

Regarding all these other businesses, I am a businessman and I love brands. We acquired the Johnny Rockets restaurant chain and that's an enormous brand and small business, but we're going to make it into a big business and a big brand. We have a stake in Six Flags, where I am chairman of the board and we've got a great CEO in Mark Shapiro who's turning that around. Sometimes that takes a lot longer than you would like. Most things require patience. We're satisfied with the management team.

WSJ: In June you bought a radio station, WTEM, which is a very popular local sports station. There's some concern among fans that it might become a propaganda tool for the Redskins. What do you say to that?

Mr. Snyder: It's actually just the Washington Post. We have a problem in this marketplace with our local newspaper. There's a monopoly. I have no problems saying that. They have been losing circulation by the droves, losing advertising by the pound load and they are desperate to create controversy. They had a Washington Post radio business at the time -- it's since gone out of business -- that was a competitor. We did write them a letter saying obviously you're a competitor, so don't use your newspaper to affect the business. Other than them, you won't find any of that type of talk.

[Note: Leonard Downie, Jr., The Washington Post's executive editor, denies that the Post's radio venture, which ended nearly a year ago, influenced the paper's coverage of the Redskins. "Our coverage is always independent of both outside interests … and independent of other businesses that the Washington Post owns," Mr. Downie said in a telephone interview. "Our readers expect that of us."]

WSJ: Are you saying there's a not a reason for concern?

Mr. Snyder: No, I think we're careful to ensure that content remains content. Eighty percent of the local talent -- on-air talent -- I don't even know, never even met. So they're doing their thing. They can say whatever they want. If we're winning, they're going to say good things and if we're losing, they're going to say bad things. That's life.

WSJ: How would you characterize your style of ownership?

Mr. Snyder: I'm a passionate owner who wants to win on the field and off the field.

I also think [the fans have] seen me grow as an owner. When I bought the club, I was 34 years old. I was much more naive and probably immature than I am today. Since then I've had cancer, my wife's had cancer, I've lost my father. I think I'm probably a lot more patient than I was when I first got here.

WSJ: Some people have described that as more micromanaging.

Mr. Snyder: That's interesting because the question of micromanaging is sort of the media speculation about what really goes on and not actually based on what goes on.

WSJ: So what goes on?

Mr. Snyder: I'm not in any of the coaching meetings. I never have been. I don't watch film with the coaches. I let the scouts scout and the coaches coach. What I try to do is help get the deals on the business side done. After the scouts and coaches come up with the grades, for example, on free agency, I'm the one that's eager to go sign the player and negotiate the contracts with their agents. When it comes to, 'OK, this is the player we really would like to have,' then I'm going to help with the help of the salary-cap people to make that work.

WSJ: Do you see the term micromanaging as being a media-driven one or do you think there are some people who think you might be a little too involved on a day-to-day basis?

Mr. Snyder: I probably was when I first got here.

Early on I probably didn't have the level of patience needed to take place when you're talking about this sport of NFL football, because it really is a building process. You build through free-agency and the draft and I think that if you can look over the years you'd see a lot of improvement over how the club goes about getting players and keeping players and re-signing our existing players.

Where I started I was too eager to immediately swing for the fence versus building the way we're building now for both the short term and the long term. Look at the way we've handled the development of our young quarterback [Jason Campbell], the way we've drafted additional players, this season the way we've handled re-signing a lot of our coaching staff and making sure that we kept a lot of the Joe Gibbs coaching staff. [Mr. Gibbs retired after last season.]

WSJ: Are you still in touch with Coach Gibbs?

Mr. Snyder: I talk to him probably every three or four days. We're good friends. He's very respectful of Jim Zorn being the [new] head coach.

WSJ: Gibbs's tenure wasn't the same is it was the first time around when he led the team to the Super Bowl. What do you make of that? Did his time pass?

Mr. Snyder: No, I think if you look in the last three years we made the playoffs twice. We got close. We should have beaten Seattle two of those years and I think we would have had a lot of fun playing Dallas. But I think we just didn't finish. We got close but didn't finish. It's a shame that Joe felt that at 67 he needed to retire again. He just felt that he couldn't give it everything, the commitment.

WSJ: How does Jim Zorn fit for you?

Mr. Snyder: Very qualified, very straightforward, someone that has tremendous leadership skills. I think the team, when you look at Joe Gibbs and what the team responded to, it was he was sincere and real. And Jim Zorn is sincere and real. There's no hoopla, there's none of this fake leadership

WSJ: Are there owners you admire?

Mr. Snyder: I admire Pat Bowlen [of the Denver Broncos]. He has a tremendous desire to win. And in the offseason, I get along great with Jerry Jones [of the Dallas Cowboys]. We have a lot of fun times together with our wives. We vacation together. But during the season, we are definitely enemies.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 20, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

I like USC - University of South Carolina....Go COCKS!!!

Posted by: Steve Spurrier | August 20, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

TE -

That was a great post about Snyder. He is a shrewd businessman. I think in 2 years Johnny Rockets and Six Flags will be soaring, just like all his other companies (Synder Comms - which he sold for billions, and InVentiv health). Not too thrilled that he vacations with Jerry, but if you look at it from an owner perspective (as in 2 of the top owners in the league) it makes sense.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the post. Very interesting reading.

I would not classify myself as a Snyder fan, but I do not share the dislike for him that many people possess. I happen to like an owner that is willing to spend money to improve the team. I also believe that Snyder has learned from past mistakes. His recent actions seem to reflect a willingness to build the team properly and allow the coaches to do their jobs.

I know that I am in the minority. I hope it is not just a misguided optimism on my part that my children will get to experience the joy of a Redskins Super Bowl victory.

Posted by: CBT | August 20, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

I like USC - University of South Carolina....Go COCKS!!!

Posted by: Steve Spurrier | August 20, 2008 10:02 PM

Steve, you just like cocks.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 20, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Just wait until my boys whip up on UGA!

Posted by: Steve Spurrier | August 20, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

And keeping with a UGA theme - which of these two trades was worst?

a) Minnesota giving up a bunch of picks/players (don't remember exact) for Herschel Walker

or

b) Mike Ditka giving up all his draft picks for Ricky Williams

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

C) Redskins giving up anything for me!

Posted by: Brandon Lloyd | August 20, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

I know that I am in the minority as a Snyder fan...
Posted by: CBT | August 20, 2008 10:13 PM

I'm right there with ya CBT. I'm willin' to consider that my opinion could be, probably would be, different if I lived in the area and had to fight the mind-numbing traffic and pay the exorbitant prices required to actually see the games in person.

As someone who has followed the team forever from the West Coast, I like Snyder's youth, his passion, and the fact the he views failure as unacceptable.
When we have coaches and players who feel the same way Snyder does, we'll be a better team.

I think the past off-season and the hiring of Jim Zorn are great strides toward that end.

Mmmm... yer right, Skippy. Kool-aid goes great with this lemon meringue pie! Please, sir, might I have some more?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Fred Smoot today said
"Tryon is great. I don't know how we got him so late."

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 20, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Fred Smoot today said
"Tryon is great. I don't know how we got him so late."

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 20, 2008 10:58 PM

He probably needs someone to take the trash talking crown from him once he retires.

Posted by: JinxMan7997 | August 20, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

That article reinforced certain negative opinions I have of Snyder. Especially his decisions to control the local media markets.

His comments on the Post are completely paranoid. The Post has covered the Skins in huge detail and that is the best thing Snyder could hope for. When your team is losing for the better part of a decade and going through coaches like water, expect criticism. Its better to have controversy than apathy.

Danny's inability to deal with the criticism is remarkable, since there has been so much worth criticizing. Even Snyder implies as much. Its hardly just the Post tossing out criticisms. Numerous other publications from around the country have been hard on Snyder. Zimmerman of SI openly despises Snyder.

Its the little things in this article that jump out at me. He rakes the Post over the coals for how it covers the Skins. And then he says his radio guys can say whatever they want. THIS MAKES NO SENSE!! He either cares about how he is portrayed in the media or he doesn't. He obviously cares how the Post covers him/the team. So for him to suggest that he doesn't care about how the station he owns portrays him/the team ... complete and total BS.

Further, Danny suggests the Post is the only place where anyone seemed concerned about Danny controlling the message. I recall seeing a ton of posts on this blog regarding that exact concern. The Post only provided the forum, the opinions were that of the fans. Until the past few years, the FCC regulated media ownership in order to support a diversity of opinion. The idea of who owns the media is a hot-button political issue. So its BS that only the Post is concerned about media ownership.

I wasn't present for it, so I'm limited on the facts, but some here have suggested Danny drove Herzog out of the radio booth in favor of Larry Michaels, who has often been portrayed by the blog posters as a mgmt stooge -- I'm not sure I've seen anyone state that Michaels is an improvement.

Danny's denial of micromanagement strains credibility. The coaching search was nothing if not managing the details.

Does Danny watch film with the coaches? I don't know. But I do know that what he said to the WSJ has lots of holes in it. Lots.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 21, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

thanks T-E, for bringing the article to the blog.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 21, 2008 12:27 AM | Report abuse

TE, thanks for the article.

Al, etc, most of what you said is speculation. Dan was not talking about fans but actual media. I could care less if he is paranoid about his image. All I care about is if he is learning as an owner to bring the Skins back to where they were and he is. Keep in mind that as many fans on here that support the posts outlook, it is equaled by the fans who can't stand JLC and the WaPo's take on the Skins.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Anon, don't think I'm speculating much. Danny said the Post was the only one concerned, but Danny's customers are concerned. Not an unimportant group.

Still, your overriding point is relevant. Most of us don't care what Danny says or how he operates as long as its more or less legal and successful on the field. Its the lack of success, even with the max $$$ spending, that creates the core criticism.

As for paranoia, its got a place. Andy Grove spoke of how it motivates and that biz he led turned out pretty successful.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 21, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

Al, etc, that is what I am talking about. He was critical of himself and spoke about how immature he has been (and probably still is). If I owned the team I might act much as he has. I would like to think that I would have hired the right people (GM) to run this team from the beginning but cannot say that for sure.

But as you noted, as a fan, I want to see the Skins succeed and win a SB. I could care less about Dan's personal image or the WaPo's image for that matter.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

Good points, Anon, and AL Zeke. There will always be Snyder haters, and they'll always have plenty of reason to hate him.
It's a useless, wasted exercise, though, because Snyder will only sell the team if it's in his best interest. So, we're stuck with him.
If the Redskins perform better on the field, the criticism of Danny and the front office won't amount to much with football fans. IMO.

Posted by: Redskin Willie | August 21, 2008 1:23 AM | Report abuse

+++His comments on the Post are completely paranoid. The Post has covered the Skins in huge detail and that is the best thing Snyder could hope for. When your team is losing for the better part of a decade and going through coaches like water, expect criticism. Its better to have controversy than apathy.++++--_Al Zeke etc+++

Regardless of whether or not it's clinical, it sure sounds that way. Reminds me of the words of another dude who hated the Post and tried to take it on. Guy named Nixon.

A man in Snyder's position should not be coming across as paranoid and petty. He should be statesmanlike and above the fray and have well paid henchmen take on his enemies.

He may have the paperwork, but the Redskins really belong to the city of Washington and it's residents and fans around the country and the world. And having its owner come across as a small-minded tyrant diminishes the product. A man who professes to love BRANDS should know that and be aware of the harm that does the BRAND called The Redskins.

Second despite the misfortunes of the publishing industry, the old truism still applies: Don't get into a war of words with an entity that buys newsprint by the tankerful.

Believe me there's a lot worse owners in the land, but next time Danny talks to his Hollywood pal, Mr. Cruise, he should ask him about what can happen to someone when he's no longer the Media's fair haired boy..

Posted by: Corkczar | August 21, 2008 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Thats about as accurate as one can be, Willie. Snyder is here to stay and will run the team for a long time. As fans, we have an interest in seeing our owner be the best.

Living out in SF, we saw the 49ers ownership change from brother to sister. From Eddie DeBartolo to Denise DeBartolo York whose husband, John York, runs the show. From greatness to the gutter.

Winning changes everything and we need to hope Snyder is growing as an owner.

My sense is that Danny's paranoia is self-centered, which isn't a great leadership style. Most of us have worked for that type of boss and its rarely fun. Andy Grove's paranoia was about the competition. Big difference.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 21, 2008 1:53 AM | Report abuse

Cork, just saw your post. You are right on. The WaPo isn't Danny's enemy.

Look at what happened with Sean Taylor tragedy. Danny's entire image got a makeover because there was independent coverage (I'm not being cynical about that -- it sure seemed like Danny did the right things for the right reasons).

The independent media can be among Danny's best assets. He just hasn't figured out how to work with it well.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | August 21, 2008 2:07 AM | Report abuse

Usain Bolt sets world record with a 19.30 200.....seriously, can the dude catch a fubball?

Posted by: Cindy | August 20, 2008 11:25 AM
The guy is tall too. Let Rock catch kick-offs and just hand it to Bolt. (channeling periculum)

DC,

As for the Erasmus James 'love,' what if the guy heals fully and then in two years can replace Taylor - not a bad use of a 7th round pick. Then Rob Jackson spends one year on the practice squad and makes the team out right next year. Also not a bad use of a 7th round pick. Not every 7th rounder is Rock Cartwright - if you can anything out of them it's all good.

Posted by: bangkokben | August 21, 2008 2:57 AM | Report abuse

Great article,

Snyder is who I thought he was before I read the article and after.

Posted by: 4th | August 21, 2008 3:57 AM | Report abuse

I agree with the sentiment that Snyder comes off as paranoid in that article. It's almost as if he used that platform to get back at the Post for some perceived slight. Very immature and transparent for a man of his position.

The other thing that irked me a bit is that he seemingly goes out of his way to point out how he's changed and how he did things so right this offseason. Let your actions and their results speak for themselves. Don't point them out. I guarantee most chicks wouldn't find Brad Pitt nearly as attractive if he told everyone how great he looks everytime there was a mic in his face. Snyder is no different; he comes off as desperate by doing that.

The bottom line is the man has to win and win big if he ever wants the criticism to stop. The biggest knock on him isn't the lack of talent on the team, it's that the misadventures in the front office have held this team back. The way I see it, the only way he gets the monkey off his back is a trip to the NFC championship game or better. Here's hoping...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 21, 2008 6:22 AM | Report abuse

The amazing thing is how bad he is at answering questions....the reporter asked him how his different business ventures fit together and he ends up suggesting that Six Flags is not doing well but they are happy with the management team.

And the attack on the Post....
wow...just wow!

Posted by: isnadd | August 21, 2008 7:32 AM | Report abuse

Gene Upshaw dead at 63, I wonder how this will effect the negotiations between the union and the owners. We might not have that uncapped year after all.

Posted by: kmdp4 | August 21, 2008 7:35 AM | Report abuse

From PFT,

REPORT: GENE UPSHAW DEAD AT 63
Posted by Mike Florio on August 21, 2008, 7:26 a.m. EDT
A report citing unnamed sources from Clear Channel online indicates that Hall of Fame offensive lineman Gene Upshaw, the long-time Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, has died at the age of 63.

Per the report, Upshaw had been fighting pancreatic cancer.

Upshaw’s condition not been publicly known, and it’s unclear whether others at the NFLPA were aware of the illness, which is one of the most serious forms of cancer.

It’s also unknown whether the disease had developed recently, or whether Upshaw became afflicated with it months ago.

It’s a shocking development, to say the least. In recent months, Upshaw had indicated a desire to stay on the job through the completion of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations, which became a focal point for the league and the union in May of this year, when owners voted to end the current CBA two years early.

Upshaw also has been criticized for his refusal to allow the NFLPA to identify his successor, out of fears that the league would then undermine him by working directly with the successor as to key terms of the CBA.

But now the NFLPA by all appearances will be thrust into disarray, with a power vacuum only two weeks from the start of the 2008 regular season.

Posted by: kmdp4 | August 21, 2008 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Holy crap.

This is really shocking if true. I'm wait until an actual news outlet has this story--PFT also had that Terry Bradshaw was dead a couple years ago and we all know how that turned out.

My best to the Upshaw family if this is true.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 21, 2008 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Corkczar, very nice comments as usual, but I think you are giving Snyder too much credit.

"A man who professes to love BRANDS should know that and be aware of the harm that does the BRAND called The Redskins."

That's like saying because I love cake that I know how to bake one.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 7:57 AM | Report abuse

You guys kidding?
PFT actually reported Terry Bradshaw was dead?
Did they give a retraction and apology for such terrible reporting?

MSN.com is not yet reporting the Upshaw death

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 21, 2008 8:05 AM | Report abuse

"A man who professes to love BRANDS should know that and be aware of the harm that does the BRAND called The Redskins."

That's like saying because I love cake that I know how to bake one.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 21, 2008 7:57 AM

What? You're comparing corporate brands (which is Snyder's wheelhouse considering he was a mult-millionaire in his late 20s/early 30s) to cake? I don't even know you and I think you know better...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 21, 2008 8:05 AM | Report abuse

Brownwood,

It is true NBC is reporting it as well, and it is all over the radio on sportstalk shows. Here is the link from NBC:

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/26326065/

Posted by: kmdp4 | August 21, 2008 8:06 AM | Report abuse

ESPN, SI, no one is reporting his death yet

Posted by: Anon | August 21, 2008 8:08 AM | Report abuse

Redskin Ray,

Yeah, PFT posted later that day that it was wrong. Not entirely their fault, though--if I recall correctly, some paper in Bradshaw's native Louisiana got it wrong and that's where PFT got it. They said they'd be more careful with stuff of that nature in the future, so I doubt they would jack this up too. I guess I just don't want to believe it...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 21, 2008 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Gene Upshaw's death is all over the web. Check Google news.

Sad day. Best to his family.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 21, 2008 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the link, kmdp4. Still nothing on ESPN. But no worries, I'm sure they'll still take credit for scoop anyway...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 21, 2008 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Then again, maybe not. There are four news stories about Upshaw's death, but they seem all to be based on the first story which was five hours ago. One claims to have independently verified the story, but says the NFLPA has not yet confirmed the death.

Posted by: talent evaluator | August 21, 2008 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Damn, Wikipedia has his date of death already. Here's something interesting I just noticed: Upshaw just turned 63 six days ago. His jersey number with the Raiders was 63. Eerie...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 21, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Back to our owner Danny Snyder:

1- Your first impression carries the most weight.
Unfortunately Danny coming in here, firing office personnel, having to make his big splash w/ FA, firing Casserley then Norv, then Robiskie, hiring Marty, firing Marty after only one year....

When you watch Fox, ESPN those guys treat Danny like he is Al Davis or Jerry Jones.

2- Danny since hiring Joe Gibbs has stayed out of the cameras focus, does not seek out microphones, does not tell Coaches what to do, he has even learned to build through the draft and only use FA sparingly!

But you see, what he is fighting now is public perception. For the last 3 or 4 years its been a much different Danny, but his past is so difficult to overcome.

That is a lesson for all of us to learn in our own lives as well.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 21, 2008 8:40 AM | Report abuse

te, km, the local sports radio here in town had an audio clip of JT the Brick reporting this for Fox Sports. For what its worth.

Meant to post yesterday that the Skins/Jets game was on NFL Network at 8 last night. Sorry about that.

Anyone know if the game versus the Panthers is being broadcast on NFL Network, and when?

Posted by: Greg | August 21, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS
Gene Upshaw, executive director of the NFLPA, has died. Mark Maske's sources have confirmed it for us.

Posted by: Cindy | August 21, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Wikipedia already has his death?

How does Wikipedia work anyway?
I recall Fuzzy Zoeller was so upset that someone had posted somethings about his life that were not even true...

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | August 21, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Gene's death is very sad - and shocking. He was really nice when I met him on the street last summer.

Posted by: Lisa | August 21, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

NFL network will replay the game at 1:00pm on Sunday.

Posted by: kmdp4 | August 21, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

PeeB PeeB

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 21, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Very Sad to hear about Gene Upshaw. Always seemed like a class act.

As far as Dan Snyer, someone hit on it before. The only way he's going to fix his public perception is by achieving a sustained period of excellence and championships. Much in the the JKC did. As I understand it, he wasn't very beloved until he started collecting those trophies.

Posted by: etrod | August 21, 2008 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Snyder: It's actually just the Washington Post. We have a problem in this marketplace with our local newspaper.

So "Mr." Snyder doesn't consider the Washington Times (our other local paper to which he leaks info) a "local newspaper" also?

The Times is crap. I only read the sports section online.

Posted by: iCowboyFan | August 21, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

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