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Hey there, I'll be on Washingtonpost.com at 1 for about an hour doing a chat, so feel free to fire away with any questions there, mock me, deride me, all the usual good stuff.

See ya over there. Cheers.

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 23, 2009; 12:52 PM ET
 
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How can Syderatto justify the possibility of trading up and mortgaging more of the future for Sanchez when there are so many other glaring holes on this roster? If they don't believe Campbell is the answer (obviously) then they only have their own instability to blame.

Posted by: rich20ssu | April 23, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I will but you won't answer the questions..

When will you actually "Break" a story?

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | April 23, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I want to throw my hot, steaming excrement on both Danny and Vinny.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | April 23, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, they used to have that police station and jail right in the Vet, complete with a black market in shivs and bull gays in the showers..Those fans was NUTS!!

Posted by: frak

Seems to me you know a lot about that station. lol

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | April 23, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Did Veteran's Stadium have a shiv stand right next to the guy selling pennants and crap?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | April 23, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

From the chat, regarding Sanchez:

"The owner has been coveting this dude for a long time. It's not a smoke screen. Whether it happens or not, they are investigating every way possible to get him"

Sorry, I just don't buy it. Given that JLA has no contacts in the Front Office, and Snyder/Ceratto wont talk to him, how does he know this?? I don't buy it for one second...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 23, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

This RB idea (previous thread) is a perfect example of a few things: our learned behavior of never misunderestimating the potential ineptitude of the Redskins' front office, and our collective ability to rationalize any move for any player.

If you're willing to overlook the glaring need to bolster the O line -- a willingness the front office has evinced again and again -- then you can go on to make a case for anything. Knowshon Moreno? Sure! Mark Sanchez? Heck yeah! The Ray Guy Award winner? Sure! Everything makes sense in the bizarro front office!

Ugh.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 23, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

John, I heard that at the Linc there's a memorabilia stand hawking high-end souvenir shivs made from steel salvaged from the Vet. All the best Eagles fans have them.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 23, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Anything other than DE, OT, or LB at 13 doesn't make any sense. Maybe you could rationalize CB or DT but no way QB or RB. Maybe they go defense thinking they can get a right tackle in the third. This Sanchez stuff is just nonsense though, a real set back if they take him.

Posted by: skinswest | April 23, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I am a person from the future. I came in my teleporter and am from the year 2089. I remember back in history that Daniel Snyder has traded away our draft picks in every year until 2052 when he sold the team due to old age. We never won a super bowl under his ownership and became the team that the superbowl champs, the Detroit Lions used to be, a laughing stock, the celler dwellers. So I had to come back to the past year 2009 to let you all know that we had a terrible history. Oh, by the way, Joe Gibbs grandson owns the team now and has a winning record like his grandfather did. I have to go, the teleporter is warming up! Peace be with you!

Posted by: KurtShanaman | April 23, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

From the chat, regarding Sanchez:

"The owner has been coveting this dude for a long time. It's not a smoke screen. Whether it happens or not, they are investigating every way possible to get him"

Sorry, I just don't buy it. Given that JLA has no contacts in the Front Office, and Snyder/Ceratto wont talk to him, how does he know this?? I don't buy it for one second...


Posted by: BeantownGreg

I totally agree with you B. How many times have JLC said a deal wasn't going to happen and it did. Now if he was saying the same thing he said about big Al then I would be really worried. Right now I am not at all.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | April 23, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

greg, I don't know if they've been coveting Sanchez for long time, but I kind of doubt it. Sanchez wouldn't even be a possibility if the Cutler deal had worked out. We wouldn't have the draft picks for trade to get near him.

But the scary thing is, if Snyderatto was prepared to give up a ton of future for Cutler a few weeks ago, he's probably still willing to give away a ton of future for Sanchez now.

What gives me at least some peace of mind is we probably can't afford to pay for Sanchez and stay under the cap anyway. I never thought I'd see the bright side of the cap!

Fix the OL.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 23, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

alan, thats a good point, so 3 weeks ago they were trying to trade for Cutler, so doesn't that kind of refute that they've been after Sanchez for a long time??

Unless 3 weeks is a long time.......

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 23, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

in a perfect world we get better,younger, and deeper through Saturday's draft:

Samuels-Heyer
Dockery-Rinehart or Kendall
Rabach-Geisenger or 3rd rounder
3rd rounder (Johnson, Wood, Caldwell)-Thomas
1st rounder (Smith,Oher, Beatty)-Jansen

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 23, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

In a perfect world pabryan2009 would STFU.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 23, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

What happens to people's opinions regarding the Cutler trade attempt if we don't go for Sanchez in the draft, and instead go for OL/DE/OLB? My thinking is that given the nature of our FO, nothing is beyond them to do. Therefore, in this scenario, could the whole Cutler thing be a way of making the FO think it is thoroughly dissatisfied with Campbell despite Zorn's history (Hasselback) and their whole "Campbell must be the QB for you to come here and coach" thing last year? That would be flat out brilliant, and I am hoping and praying this is the case. Our front office is many things, but thoroughly stupid beyond comprehension I don't think is one of them. Lying isn't beyond them either with the whole JT trade (if I'm thinking right) where they said, "We've had no contact whatsoever," and yet a deal was done later that afternoon. Their plan just might work out if the Jets try and trade up above where the 'Skins would pick.

Also, have we had a (private) workout with A. Smith? If we told him that we are definitely going to draft him, that would explain virtually all of his flat out stupid behavior - to ensure he falls to us. I know he has a total man crush on Samuels and would LOVE to play for us. I also think that given his man crush on Samuels, he would also be an extremely hard worker in trying to emulate him. JMO though.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | April 23, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

The RB pick post is ridiculous. JLC has nothing better to do than listen to Gene Wang for ideas on his RI blog. Wang is a dallas fan.

Anyone who says "Cheers" as his signoff must hang out with his "Wang" out.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | April 23, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

'...Wang is a dallas fan....'

This quote is written backwards. It should read:

'...dallas supporters are fans of wangs...'

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 23, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins are a sports team that happens to be a business. Unfortunately when you hire your friends in top positions you won't hold them accountable like everyone else. I'm 58 and have been a life long Skins fan but I don't see them improving until significant changes are made in the front office and Synder steps back. Frankly it's embarrassing.

Posted by: rlansdowne | April 23, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Just because JLa doesn't speak with Danny or Vinny doesn't mean he couldn't speak with other FO people in Ashburn, Other FO on teams that are potential trade partners, media in other cities with whom he shares info, mark maske etc. The list is infinite. JLa certainly could be wrong but Danny's love of this guy isn't exactly a well kept secret.

Posted by: Gweez | April 23, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Just because JLa doesn't speak with Danny or Vinny doesn't mean he couldn't speak with other FO people in Ashburn, Other FO on teams that are potential trade partners, media in other cities with whom he shares info, mark maske etc. The list is infinite. JLa certainly could be wrong but Danny's love of this guy isn't exactly a well kept secret.

Posted by: Gweez

All good points Gwez. Name me one time when JLC broke a story? Name one time he was right about us not getting or getting a player?

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | April 23, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Name one time he was right about us not getting or getting a player?

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | April 23, 2009 2:08 PM


Derrick Dockery?

Posted by: RedDMV | April 23, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Red if I am not mistaken that was after the fact.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | April 23, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports that the Bengals are listening to offers for Chad Johnson, but remain unlikely to trade him.
Cincy might pull the trigger if someone offers a second-round pick, but to this point no teams are believed to have even put a third-rounder on the table.

As Skins fans we should be happy we have our First round pick this year regardless of who we take!! Could you imagine if Cincy took the 2 1st for Chad last year?? Our FO licks a$$

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | April 23, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

jm, you're not mistaken, it was on ESPN, and then someone posted it here...in fact I think there was something like 24/48 hours before it got on here.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 23, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Is there anyone other than the Jets who pick below us and will be looking for a QB in the Draft? TB, maybe? I'm just thinking that if Sanchez is on the board when we pick, maybe we can trade back with someone trying to get ahead of the Jets and score an extra pick or 2?

Posted by: Original_etrod | April 23, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Our FO licks a$$

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | April 23, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Ha, Ha he said licks!

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 23, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, I just don't buy it. Given that JLA has no contacts in the Front Office, and Snyder/Ceratto wont talk to him, how does he know this?? I don't buy it for one second...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 23, 2009

This has been verified through other sources, yes Kiper is one. I have begun to think Snyder is a closet homosexual who needs to come out.

Posted by: periculum | April 23, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Anyone played the UFC Undisputed demo yet? If so, how is it?

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 23, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Report: Gonzalez Traded To Falcons
Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 23, 2009, 2:30 p.m. EDT

The Kansas City Chiefs have traded Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a second-round draft pick, according to Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com.

This marks the first trade between former New England Patriots colleagues Scott Pioli, the Chiefs’ General Manager, and Thomas Dimitroff, Falcons’ General Manager.

Ironically, Gonzalez rejected a trade to Atlanta last year.

Now, though, the Falcons have an established young quarterback in Matt Ryan.

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | April 23, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that jla can't stand portis (I'm not big on pro bowls, haha) who plays hurt often and is among the leagues most productive backs almost every year (all time actually) yet he's always jocking marcus Washington and shawn springs as such "good dudes" yet they were always hurt and got paid a ton? Marcus was out two months with a high ankle sprain, similar to an injury London fletcher played through.

Posted by: AdamCr | April 23, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

From SI's Peter King:

3. I think there's only one thing of substance I find myself on the other side of the fence from godfather-of-the-draft Gil Brandt this morning: He says Josh Freeman's going in the top 10. I say he'll last until 17 or 19, at least.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | April 23, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

If Jason La Canfora really provided insider information, we would have to pay for it.

Posted by: Vicc | April 23, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

"The Kansas City Chiefs have traded Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a second-round draft pick, according to Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com."

Not sure if I like this trade for the Falcons. Brandon Pettigrew should be available to them at #24 and Mel says he's a top 10 talent...for whatever that's worth.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 23, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis is the backbone of this team

to suggest anything other, is foolish

this guy has heart and is a leader.

in fact, if we had a better O-line and a real QB with receivers this guy would run for 1,800 +

You can pick on anyone that makes you happy, but to even suggest that we would let Clinton go in any way..... Is STUPID

Posted by: snyderbandwagon | April 23, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Dan and Vinny are frickin gaywods... If this Sanchez thing goes down and we give up next years 1st and whatever else... we're freaking doomed. They have absolutely no leverage to come out of this on top with Sanchez and trading Campbell... JLC mentioned a 4th rd pick would be likely for Campbell. We gave up a 2nd and First to get him... That would be so embarrasing, we can't part with anything less then a 2nd for JC...

I am not for trading up to get Sanchez but the only way I would condone it and not puke in my mouth when I see it happen... was if they traded our 1st and 3rd to move up and pick Sanchez then get a 2nd for Campbell... Then they might be able to get Eben Britton as our RT.

They would be better off trading up to take an OT like J-Smith or Monroe... That what I think they need to do. We need a bonafide OT if we want to build this team the right way....

Posted by: EinVB | April 23, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

yes thats right I said they are frickin rack-my-balls partner gaywods

Posted by: EinVB | April 23, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

is anybody out there... or has everyone jumped out their workplace window to save face before our beloved redskins meet their maker this weekend

Posted by: EinVB | April 23, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to trade perennial Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons for a second-round pick in the 2010 draft.

From ESPN.COM

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | April 23, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

we'd be lucky to get a 4th rounder for JC

the only fans that covet him are Skins fans


no one else in the league even wants him

frown

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 23, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

A center guard prospect in the 3rd round would shut up anyone who would beef about the team taking a slb or Sanchez with the 13th pick.

Center and guards block just like tackles do, and the team could use some depth and versitility behind Rabach and Thomas.

Caldwell didn't get the notice A Smith did at 'Bama, but that's not a bad thing. The guy is a good player, and if you pair him with Rhino and Dock, the team suddenly has three young players to work in the interior of its offensive lines.

Posted by: MistaMoe

Some like Eric Wood of Louisville. I don't know if he's there at round 3.

http://www.uoflsports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/wood_eric00.html

Posted by: skinfanman | April 23, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Homophobia... just as repugnant as ever!

Ugh.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 23, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

"The Kansas City Chiefs have traded Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a second-round draft pick, according to Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com."

Not sure if I like this trade for the Falcons. Brandon Pettigrew should be available to them at #24 and Mel says he's a top 10 talent...for whatever that's worth.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 23, 2009 2:51 PM

There was talk the Eagles offered a 3rd rounder for Gonzalez. Glad they didn't get him.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 23, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

we'd be lucky to get a 4th rounder for JC

the only fans that covet him are Skins fans


no one else in the league even wants him

frown

Posted by: TheTruth11 |

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It's statements like this that make me seriously doubt what sounds like knowledgeable evaluation of college prospects by you.

Posted by: psps23 | April 23, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

"A center guard prospect in the 3rd round would shut up anyone who would beef about the team taking a slb or Sanchez with the 13th pick."
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The guy has 16 D-1 starts under his belt, 16. The NFL game is fast, way fast. His learning curve is steeper than any rookie qb you've seen in the last four years. You are setting this team back 3 years by picking him. It really is that simple. Besides, how many first round pick QB's actually pan out. For every Manning, Rivers, and Rothelsberger, there are three Shulers, Harringtons, Alex Smiths, Matt Leinarts, Pat Ramseys, and the list goes on and on and on.

Simply put, Dan Snyder is a bigger idiot than I've ever previously given him credit for.

Posted by: kingtutts | April 23, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Giants | Interested in moving up in NFL Draft
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:17:42 -0700

Ralph Vacchiano, of The New York Daily News, reports the New York Giants have shown interest in moving up in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. They have two second-round picks and two third-round picks, giving them some ammunition to deal. Now that the team is unlikely to add Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards, it looks more and more likely they'll take a wide receiver in the first round. However, there remains a chance they will draft a linebacker.

Too bad they're in our division.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 23, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Giants | Interested in moving up in NFL Draft
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:17:42 -0700

Ralph Vacchiano, of The New York Daily News, reports the New York Giants have shown interest in moving up in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. They have two second-round picks and two third-round picks, giving them some ammunition to deal. Now that the team is unlikely to add Cleveland Browns WR Braylon Edwards, it looks more and more likely they'll take a wide receiver in the first round. However, there remains a chance they will draft a linebacker.

Too bad they're in our division.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 23, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Who would they be moving up to get at receiver? they aren't thinking about crabtree are they?

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 23, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

even if they are in our division, I'd seriously thank about taking 2 2nd rounds for our first...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | April 23, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

even if they are in our division, I'd seriously thank about taking 2 2nd rounds for our first...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | April 23, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Their 2 2nds for our first also our 4th for one of their 3rds...

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 23, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

NFL | Cushing able to rush the passer
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 14:34:40 -0700

Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills scout Rashaan Curry said he believes University of Southern California LB Brian Cushing can do several things on the field including rushing the passer. "The guy has shown that he can do a lot of things on the field. Play coverage, play the run, help rush the passer, be a blitzer. You're talking about a versatile player and an impact guy," Curry said.

Seahawks | Team unlikely to select offensive tackle in first round
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 07:57:49 -0700

Eric D. Williams, of The News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks appear unlikely to select an offensive tackle with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft and could wait to add one in the later rounds. General manager Tim Ruskell recently said he believes the team has decent depth at offensive line, and that this year's draft class is filled with talented lineman who can be had for less money later in the draft.

Rams | Considering four draft prospects
Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:44:45 -0700

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams are considering selecting Wake Forest LB Aaron Curry, University of Southern California QB Mark Sanchez, University of Virginia OT Eugene Monroe or Baylor OT Jason Smith with their first-round draft choice.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 23, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Ryan (Fairfax, VA): Hey Matt. I keep hearing the Redskins need for an O Lineman but with such a deep OLine class don't you think they should get a DE to flank Haynesworth and an OLineman in later rounds?

Matt Mosley: (10:15 AM ET ) This team has neglected interior linemen in the draft for years. I think they need to be patient at 13 and see who's there. I actually think it's a good place to be. There's always a chance someone like Andre Smith or Mike Oher is sitting there. And you could also hope for Brian Orakpo or even Ayers from Tennessee. But I agree that if you're going to guarantee Haynesworth $41 mil, it makes sense to surround him at least one or two talented (young) defensive ends. Right now it's Andre Carter and some geezers.


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Sanjay (Da Iladel, PA): Considering the Skins signed Haynesworth to compete right now, won't drafting a guy like Sanchez, who is clearly not ready to start immediately with his limited college experience, set the Redskins playoff chances back a couple years? I think it would be difficult to keep Campbell as a starter with one year left on his contract and Sanchez as a backup.

Matt Mosley: (10:18 AM ET ) Franchise quarterbacks are hard to come by. If the 'Skins have truly fallen in love with Sanchez (and I'm not convinced they have), then you don't have a bunch of "win now" discussions. Did anyone think the Falcons would "win now" after drafting Ryan. I think you'd bring the kid in and let him compete with Campbell. If Campbell wins, that might actually be a positive thing.

Posted by: mafreeman | April 23, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

This has been verified through other sources, yes Kiper is one. I have begun to think Snyder is a closet homosexual who needs to come out.

Posted by: periculum | April 23, 2009 2:31 PM
Nah, he'll never come out, so long as he has Tom Cruise in there with him.

Posted by: tripz | April 23, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Travis (Jacksonville, FL): Analysts are saying that the Jaguars may pick a QB at #8. Me personally think it is ludacris, what are your thoughts?

Matt Mosley: (10:30 AM ET ) Everything's a smokescreen right now...But keep in mind that Del Rio's tied in pretty close to that whole USC scene. I wouldn't be surprised if he grabbed Sanchez at No. 8.

Posted by: mafreeman | April 23, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

vic (dc) [via mobile]: do u think the redskins will move up to get sanchez? or do they hope for maybin or orakpo to drop

Matt Mosley: (10:45 AM ET ) 'Skins are privately saying it's not going to happen. But I don't believe anything right now. Not even my wife. Kidding.

Posted by: mafreeman | April 23, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Jared, baltimore: Matt, love your staff dude, keep up the good work... whats this I hear about the skinz trading JC17 to the Jets now??? Obviously it'd be to grab Sanchez, but we'd pretty much have to throw him in the fire w/ somewhat of a suspect line. Smart or Dan Snyder-ish stupid???

Matt Mosley: (10:48 AM ET ) I think you're hearing a lot of crazy stuff right now. But Campbell was indeed Joe Gibbs' guy. Dan Snyder's and Co. aren't sold on the guy. So yes, they're listening to offers. But they'd like to land at least a second-rounder for him. Most teams aren't willing to do that.

Posted by: mafreeman | April 23, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

so let's say we trade JC17 away and we draft Sanchez but we decide not to start Sanchez this season. who do we play? collins right?

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 23, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

so let's say we trade JC17 away and we draft Sanchez but we decide not to start Sanchez this season. who do we play? collins right?

Posted by: Hail2theChief | April 23, 2009 3:45 PM

...and let's say Sanchez turns out to be the next Pat Ramsey, and we mortgaged the future to get him. We're screwed, right?

Posted by: Alan4 | April 23, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

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