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By Cindy Boren  |  October 4, 2009; 4:14 PM ET
 
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Could have been worse. We very easily could have lost.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 4, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

1st is the worst.

Posted by: jaguar2490 | October 4, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Still say yikes.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 4, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see a complete game. This week the play calling was pretty good. Portis churned out some tough yards. The defense got a lot of third down stops. Everything seemed to be clicking on defense but JC pooped the bed. I'm just happy we won but I'd like to see this team play to its potential.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 4, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

od job to Blache

Tell him he can get out from under the bus now

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 4, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

The redskins are a horrible team with the worst QB and coach in the NFL, I hate to say. Even Spurriers teams were better. And to add insult to injury, Fed-Ex field looks like dogsh*t after only two games.

Posted by: skinsflorida | October 4, 2009 4:16 PM

I think the worst QB distinction goes to JaMarcus Russell. No competition.

Jury is still out on worst coach, but I still think Spurrier was worse than Zorn is now.

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

Wait till we play the NFC East teams. We are in big trouble. Get a new coach now and get ready for next years draft.

Posted by: kenobill | October 4, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I was always so offended before the season when the world was picking us to finish last in the division. Were we delusional? Do we stink? Or are we going to be a different team for the next three quarters of the season? Do we have the personnel?

Posted by: jaguar2490 | October 4, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Play to its potential? When are skins fans going to realize that this IS their potential? Having close games against the bottom 1/3 of the league, and no shot against the rest.

Potential? gimme a break

Posted by: MadmanDrummerBummer | October 4, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Not trying to put the doom and gloom after this "win", but I got the feeling the Panthers are going to blow the Skins out next week. Peppers and that D will be in JC's face all game long, and I shiver to think what Deangelo Williams and Stewart do on the ground, along with Steve Smith roaming in the secondary.

Posted by: ga8085 | October 4, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Nothing like eking out a win over the Bucs to make me start thinking Superbowl!

Posted by: chasgiffen | October 4, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

How can anybody be more optimistic after that? We beat the team contending with the Raiders to be the worst in the league by 3 points and our great QB had 4 turnovers against a defense that everyone else has absolutely lit up.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 4, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

A win's a win. I'll take but it Campbell needs lots of practice in the upcoming week to prevent interceptions. The defense played much better the offense, especially the WR corps, needs lots of work.

Posted by: jiacinto | October 4, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

GA8085; Before we hand a W to the Carolina Panthers let's play the game first, Delhome not scaring anyone with that scattergun arm yes Jason had a terrible game but hey up until now he was ok so lets wait until we play the game in Carolina.

Posted by: dargregmag | October 4, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that the one quarterback on our roster who has guided us to the playoffs cannot get on the field? I want to go to the playoffs this year and TC gives us the best chance to do that right now. This win just delayed the inevitable...

Posted by: hokie34 | October 4, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

The Chicago Bears, with a new QB and Devin Hestor out much of the game, hung 48 points on the Lions. We lost to the Lions

The Redskins faced a horrible team with a rookie QB making his first start and barely won.


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Posted by: oldnova | October 4, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

This week on the blog is going to be as much fum as a junk punch. Gotta go...have fun with it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 4, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Sadly, this is what this team is.

The score is a perfect reflection.

There's no more: "We played badly but we know we are better than this".

This team is among the worst in the NFL and will play the other bad NFL teams down to the wire. Maybe eak some wins, maybe not.

Posted by: p1funk | October 4, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

'Member when I said that Darren Sharper was old and had lost a step, thus the reason for Minnesota not re-signing him?

This f'n crow is cold.

Darren Sharper is STILL a beast!

Damn, my mistake.

Posted by: RedDMV | October 4, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Portis is hurt worse than was reported.

Either that or time has grabbed him from behind in one year.

He's really got no explosiveness except for one or two plays.

Posted by: SteveMG | October 4, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Improved playcalling and defense by the Skins, and poor play by the Bucs D, made it happen for the Skins in the 2nd half (to barely win the game).

But the rest of the story is still painfully obvious... the O-line's getting used & abused by mediocre D's, and JC still sucks (well, he actually doesn't suck, he's just mediocre, but only when he has lots of time; when he doesn't have a big pocket and lots of time, he telegraphs passes, panics and goes to the check down far sooner than he needs to, misses easy throws, etc.). Even the TD to wide open Santana was an underthrown duck.

No surprises in this game. I see another 8 to 9 losses ahead.

Posted by: chasgiffen | October 4, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

If the team keeps playing like this, Zorn will get canned.

This team can play better, and the schedule allows them to make mistakes early (like all the turnovers today) against bad teams and still win.

All Zorn has to do is see this team improve, and people will forget all about how bad things are looking right now.

By the way, Holmgren benched Hasselbeck (during Zorn's second season as his QB coach) for throwing too many INTs. The following year, Hasselbeck was in the Pro Bowl.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 4, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

SteveMG,

bone spurs in an ankle are no joke, and honestly i saw portis out there ballin'.

now if you say the coaches should have had the nutz to bench him, than fine. But zorn is fighting for his job and figured a 2/3 strength portis gives him the best chance for a W....

Posted by: chrislarry | October 4, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

bone spurs in an ankle are no joke, and honestly i saw portis out there ballin'.

I don't doubt he's giving all that he has.

It's just what he has that's the issue.

And let's face it, he hasn't had home run ability for several years now.

Posted by: SteveMG | October 4, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

We still suck. Campbell can look for his contract elsewhere.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | October 4, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

SteveMG,

bone spurs in an ankle are no joke, and honestly i saw portis out there ballin'.
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Yes and when he wasn't, it was almost always because the O-line was getting destroyed. I re-ran many of the ineffective running plays in slo-mo and kept watching our line getting stood up or pushed back by the Bucs D. Portis ain't a problem, and he still has "it".

Doesn't mean we shouldn't try to get a young stud RB in the next year or two, but this team's problems are O-line, JC, and head coach.

Posted by: chasgiffen | October 4, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

JC is fine, he had a bad game, they got the win anyway, thats because the rest of the team stepped up finally, and you can't say that about games 1-3, where Camp was the offense.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 4, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

I guess what I find comical is the folks that say "Moss/cooley/portis" are the problems. Really? OK.......

Posted by: chrislarry | October 4, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

This is not hindsight, b/c I said it at th time...but man we should have given Grilliams a shot at this.....

Anyone watching the saints v jets? H has this D ballin....

Posted by: chrislarry | October 4, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

This is not hindsight, b/c I said it at th time...but man we should have given Grilliams a shot at this.....

Anyone watching the saints v jets? H has this D ballin....

Posted by: chrislarry
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I agree about Grilliams, he's an awesome D Coord, and it just didn't make sense to lose him, especially to let a position coach (Zorn) take over this team.

Posted by: chasgiffen | October 4, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

This team is horrible. It is bad when I am sitting at a bar in Tampa and getting heckled by Bucs fans. They know their team is horrible and we were supposed to blow them out. Zorn and Blache have to go. We did not blitz once today, did we. The Bucs are probably the worst team in football. I think the Rams are better than they are. Campbell will never lead this team. Horrible mistakes by him today. The O-line is terrible also. We need Holmgren as the GM and Shanahan as the coach. Hopefully, no salary cap next year so we can bring in a entire new offensive line and get rid of deadbeats that are playing now.

Posted by: cspwoods3 | October 4, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

This team is horrible. It is bad when I am sitting at a bar in Tampa and getting heckled by Bucs fans. They know their team is horrible and we were supposed to blow them out. Zorn and Blache have to go. We did not blitz once today, did we. The Bucs are probably the worst team in football. I think the Rams are better than they are. Campbell will never lead this team. Horrible mistakes by him today. The O-line is terrible also. We need Holmgren as the GM and Shanahan as the coach. Hopefully, no salary cap next year so we can bring in a entire new offensive line and get rid of deadbeats that are playing now.

Posted by: cspwoods3 | October 4, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

This team is horrible. It is bad when I am sitting at a bar in Tampa and getting heckled by Bucs fans. They know their team is horrible and we were supposed to blow them out. Zorn and Blache have to go. We did not blitz once today, did we. The Bucs are probably the worst team in football. I think the Rams are better than they are. Campbell will never lead this team. Horrible mistakes by him today. The O-line is terrible also. We need Holmgren as the GM and Shanahan as the coach. Hopefully, no salary cap next year so we can bring in a entire new offensive line and get rid of deadbeats that are playing now.

Posted by: cspwoods3 | October 4, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Today's contest was a game to determine which team is the worst team in the NFL. The Bucs won. The Redskins are the 2nd worst team in the NFL.

Posted by: alance | October 4, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

How about Carlos Rogers' awesome pick 6 today?!

Posted by: chasgiffen | October 4, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh, right, he dropped it.

Posted by: chasgiffen | October 4, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Start over. Get a general manager that knows how to draft talent not just name players. Get a head coach that that will hold players accountable. If you don't have a quarterback you are not going anywhere. I am tired of retreads and old players.

Posted by: kenobill | October 4, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

A win's a win. I'll take but it Campbell needs lots of practice in the upcoming week to prevent interceptions. The defense played much better the offense, especially the WR corps, needs lots of work.

Posted by: jiacinto
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I won't have wanted this pitiful win, which further verified we're going nowhere this season, when we're vying in next April's draft for the top QB or OT draft prospects against the Rams, Browns, Bucs, Chiefs.

Posted by: chasgiffen | October 4, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Skins being down ten zip had me pondering if the players really had given up on Zorn. I kept hearing Michael Strahan say Skins have given up in my head. I should not feel great after our team had to sweat it out against one of the worst teams in league. It was still nice seeing the Skins put up a W in the win column. After the Lions game I would not complain if we win 3-0 against anybody. I have supported Campbell for the 1st 3 games but in the 1st half he was awful. Watching the players celebrate around Zorn gave all indications that they still believe in their HeadCoach. Our O-Line is very awful, especially the right side. I hope that Snyder is willing to atleast wait til the season is over to make judgement on Zorn. The so called football experts do say that it takes 1-2 years to full implement the west coast offense. Well lets see what next week has in store. Go Skins!

Posted by: Redskin4Life1 | October 4, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Today's contest was a game to determine which team is the worst team in the NFL. The Bucs won. The Redskins are the 2nd worst team in the NFL.

Posted by: alance | October 4, 2009 5:52 PM |

Well, at least third, we beat the Rams too. No ned to exagerate how bad we are just to be a doosh.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 4, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Blache is a well respected coach and came back after the defense meltdown in Motown. I still would loved it if double G Williams was a) HeadCoach or b)Defense cordinator with the Skins. He did a lot of exotic packages with his defense here. I remember he had Shawn Springs leading the team in sacks one year. Double G Williams crossed Gibbs in the game against the Bills after #21's death and Snyder never liked him eversince. One has to imagine if double G Williams had the balls to stand up to old senile Gibbs then he would of gave Snyder the fits. Snyder learned his lesson with Marty ball that he could not push around a hard nosed coach. I loved GibbsI but hated GibbsII. Any coach that can fall in love with a washed up QB like Brunell then has to be senile. Saints finally have a D, makes one miss old double G gangsta!

Posted by: Redskin4Life1 | October 4, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Redskin4Life1,

Before you get too uppity with calling Gibbs senile, please note that washed up Brunell is No. 2 behind Drew Brees.

Posted by: Xlnt | October 4, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

I honestly feel worse AFTER this win. I had talked myself into believing we just didnt care in Detroit. And thus I'd talked myself into believing we'd pull together this week, be a different team and that our momentum would change starting this week. Yet once again, Campbell was careless with the ball, he still telegraphs slants to S. Moss before he has even snapped the ball by looking his way and almost leaning towards him with his body language before the plays even started. And we had to come from behind after looking horrible to squeak out a victory against one of the worst 2-3 teams in the NFL. Yes, a win is a win. And I will take it over a loss. but this "win" does nothing to make me think the Redskins are a good team nor are due for any better than a 5-11, 6-10 record at best. We're terrible, inconsistent and I am not officially willing to bet that Campbell is not ever going to be a successful, consistent, winning QB in this league. He will NOT be our QB starting next year. And if he is, I'd really like someone to explain the case for keeping him (outside of us winning 90% of the rest of our games and making a deep play off run).

Posted by: storers11 | October 4, 2009 7:56 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins have beaten 2 teams with a combined record of 0-8 by a total of 5 points. They also lost to a Detroit team that was drubbed by the bears 48-24. They have two more games on their division two schedule before they start playing Super Bowl contenders. After the Chiefs the Redskins have a brutal six game stretch against the Eagles/Falcons/Broncos/Cowboys/Eagles again/and the Saints. The Cowboys definitely are not world beaters but the Redskins will be hard pressed scoring enough points to beat those other teams. This is a 6-10 or 5-11 team.

Posted by: wbjking | October 4, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Felt pretty humiliated after saying it was gonna be a big game.. ugh. Thank God for Moss & Cooley. I think the Redskins will try signing a punter this week to give Hunter time to heal.

Posted by: RedCherokee | October 5, 2009 2:46 AM | Report abuse

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