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Some of you throw the remote after a painful loss. Some of you BYGO. What do the Redskins do the day after? What's a seven-letter word for word games? Puzzles. Crossword puzzles.


By Cindy Boren  |  November 17, 2008; 3:45 PM ET
 
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What was the purpose of this post aside from stopping people from reading he posts on the last board?

Posted by: TheCork | November 17, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

wow, Cindy ... are you now getting paid by the blog entry?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 17, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Su. Do. Ku.

Posted by: dcsween | November 17, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

this is a stupid post.
steiny already has this up...

Posted by: carsonspence | November 17, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

JohnDinHouston, in what fantasy world do no draft picks make an impact in their first year? Did you see that tight end who got draft well after ours catch that go ahead touchdown against us? Have you seen the impact that Desean Jackson, Eddie Royal, Josh Morgan, and Donnie Avery are making to their teams. Have you seen John Carlson lead the Seahawks in receiving? Have you seen Jonathan Stewart, Chris Johnson, Matt Forte, Ray Rice, and Tim Hightower all be major contributors to most likely playoff/division winning teams. Have you seen Calais Campbell and two other defensive ends taken after any of our 2nd rounders starting and playing major snaps on their teams. Have you seen linebackers and corners taken after our 2nd starting for their teams now? Does it sometime take time for draftees to develop certainly, but it doesn't take a year for every pick you make to develop? By your logic Chris Horton is a miracle since he is actually contributing this season. Oh and he was a 7th rounder, not a 2nd.

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 17, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 17, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JohnDinHouston

You blame the draft when this was the sole mode of offseason re-tooling. As admitted by the FO itself, the goal of this team was to win the division this year. Additionally, WR was the #1 position of need according to the FO. They failed due to the fact that none of the offseason acquisitions helped fulfill the needs to win the division.

It's naivete at its best to think that this team spent all offseason talking about the need for a #2 WR opposite Moss, not pick up a single FA WR, draft 2 WRs and a TE in the 2nd round, and then say that those 3 picks were solely chosen with long-term plans in mind.

Posted by: spizzle

Posted by: spizzle | November 17, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

We should IR Kelly now, sign Mix and McMullen, cut Shaun Alexander cause if he couldn't contribute last night he aint gonna, and sign Colbert as well and IR Thomas with a hurt big toe or something.

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 17, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

+++"But Springs can't go?"

People were saying the same thing about Moss last season when he "took off" from playing with his hammy tweak/strain/pull/tear. Muscle injuries are a lot different from ligament injuries. You simply can't play at full speed with a muscle injury.

Everybody will jump back on Springs' bandwagon when he starts playing again.

Posted by: spizzle++++

I'm no sawbones, but I think the answer here is NOT to jump back on the Moss bandwagon, but ALSO jump off it, just as many here are jumping off the Springs Bandwagon.

Moss has a history of muscle pulls. No reason to assume they'll get better as he gets older. The FO, in it's wisdom, tried to supplements him and failed to do so in five attempts at obtaining another top receiver. (Davis, Thomas, Kelly, McMullen, Whatsisface).

Springs has also been injury prone. As he ages, the bet is he'll become even more so.

Some old guys are fast healers (Thrash) Others start to break down and keep breaking down (Jansen, Moss, Springs, Griffith, Portis, ARE, Washington and now Taylor.)

Good teams, be it an undsstanding of physiology or other smarts keep vets until they're used up--like the Patriots.

In addition to other problems, the 'skins keep some vets too long... They use up cap room, keep younger players form developing, and are MIA in critical games far too often.

Posted by: TheCork | November 17, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

To add a new gloomy comment - where was London Fletcher last night?

The box score said that he made 9 tackles, but they had to be the quietest 9 tackles ever. Romo kept dinking the ball into the middle to Barber. Barber kept attacking the edges on the tosses. I kept waiting for Fletch to track him down and just blow him up on one of those plays but it never came...

Posted by: p1funk | November 17, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Good teams, be it an undsstanding of physiology or other smarts keep vets until they're used up--like the Patriots

Posted by: TheCork

That's not necessarily true. The Patriots have relied on many older "washed up" veterans. Rodney Harrison, Junior Seau, Ted Washington, Teddy Bruschi (after his stroke), Troy Brown, traded for Randy Moss after it looked as though he was finished in Oakland, signed the always injured Donte Stallworth, etc.

Conversely, they've let go of a lot of young players who were "developing", such as Deion Branch, Reche Caldwell, David Givens, Asante Samuel, Tebucky Jones, etc.

The Patriots just happen to be good judges of talent. They've been mostly successful in letting go of young guys when they realize they won't contribute, and they've been good at judging how older guys can fit into their scheme.

Posted by: spizzle | November 17, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Can we stop all of this self-referential linking? This is ridiculous. Does this add anything to your revenue? Is that why this is done?

If you want make one post a day with a bunch of links. To those of us coming off of link readers, this is just a huge annoyance.

Posted by: RickyRage | November 17, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

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