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Who should be in the Pro Bowl from Redskins?

This is Pro Bowl day, with selections announced by the NFL at 7 p.m. (EST) on the NFL Network and at nfl.com.


You can weigh in over at the Redskins Tailgate Zone, too.


By Cindy Boren  |  December 29, 2009; 3:00 PM ET
 
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Comments

I don't care about this "Pro Bowl."

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Another poll?

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | December 29, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Who is Andre Haynesworth?? I voted Orakpo - like to see him and London go too.

Posted by: MadeRED | December 29, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Jim Zorn, at WR.

Posted by: dpc2003 | December 29, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

hunter the punter at QB!

Posted by: dealer1 | December 29, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Who is Andre Haynesworth?? I voted Orakpo - like to see him and London go too.

Posted by: MadeRED | December 29, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Andre Haynesworth must be an offensive lineman.

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | December 29, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Does the "Andre" represent a Washington Post Sports Fail? The Post was so eager to jump on everything that went wrong with the Nationals, it will be fun to watch if they jump on this big typo!

Posted by: Dougmacintyre | December 29, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

There is something fishy about these polls. The vote totals never add up to 100%. Right now, 97%. I think Cindy Boren is selling the other three percent of the votes to the highest bidder -- maybe Jim Zorn. I know, Cindy's considered a Saint around here and this will be seen as blasphemous, but what else could it be? Could it be a glitch in the software?

Plus the Post doesn't pay her near what she's worth. Just a theory.

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

repost

There is an interesting issue out there congress should examine..

Should not an antitrust exemption enjoyed by the Redskins and all NFL teams preclude them from buying one or multiple media properties?

I think an NFL owner should either divest of one or the other. Ie. Redskins Inc directors/investors should sell their media properties.
Or, keep the properties and sell the Skins.

Otherwise, this is unfair practice ala FTC/ FCC.
===========================
IF the redskins can sue the season ticket holders, can the season ticket holders find an upstart lawyer who wants to make a name for himself and sue the redskins for 10 years of pain and suffering or some official sounding suit? IT would be a lot of people joining that class action law suit

Posted by: connskins | December 29, 2009 2:53 PM

You can find an "upstart lawyer" for anything. Problem is, the upstart lawyer who took this suit wouldn't have been near the top of her/his class and probably didn't pass the bar exam in any of his/her first six tries.

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 2:56 PM

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I brought the lawyer thing up because the congressman out in indianapolis is stating that the fans should be reimbursed for the Colts forfeit to the Jets. If that were to ever happen, which it won't, can y ou imagine the can of worms that would bring up. All sorts of fans would sue teams.

Posted by: connskins | December 29, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

dunno who he is..but he probably played more downs than Albert Haynesworth..
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Who is Andre Haynesworth?? I voted Orakpo - like to see him and London go too.

Posted by: MadeRED | December 29, 2009 3:05 PM

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

I brought the lawyer thing up because the congressman out in indianapolis is stating that the fans should be reimbursed for the Colts forfeit to the Jets.

Posted by: connskins | December 29, 2009 3:17 PM

My point exactly -- a congressman! Graduated at the bottom of his class, didn't pass the bar exam. Heath Schuler? No, he's from North Carolina.

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Does the "Andre" represent a Washington Post Sports Fail? The Post was so eager to jump on everything that went wrong with the Nationals, it will be fun to watch if they jump on this big typo!

Posted by: Dougmacintyre | December 29, 2009 3:16 PM

Look -- Andre's gone! Proves my point. He wouldn't pay for the votes he was getting so they're being sold to a higher bidder. Wow.

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

4-11 = NOBODY.

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | December 29, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

THIS JUST IN:

Albert H. and Mike W. to star in the next season of The Biggest Loser!

Posted by: papashake | December 29, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

THIS JUST IN:

Albert H. and Mike W. to star in the next season of The Biggest Loser!

Posted by: papashake | December 29, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

My picks:

Chad Morton

Leigh Torrence

Antonio Pierce

Taylor Jacobs

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 29, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

connskins, "LA Law" once had an episode which featured Mike Ditka as himself, being sued by a Bears fan (as I remember it) who was upset at the coach for something or other... play calling, losing, something. And the judge awarded the fan something like a day to hang out with the coach.

The dialogue I remember was the fan, in the wake of the judge's decision, initiating their time together by asking Ditka, "Can I call you Mike?" and the coach retorting gruffly, "No!"

This was just teevee, of course, but it's probably totally indicative of how such a lawsuit would go in real life :)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Criminy, how is that it's almost 2010 and I can't easily find a website which has the script of every episode of "LA Law" so I could confirm my memory of that Ditka appearance?

The internet... so wonderful, so stupid, so incomplete...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Jeff George

Posted by: NYSkinsFan1 | December 29, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Nate,
Cool then all the season ticket holders can hang out with Zorn and we can be medium for a day,such as. Some day some fan/lawyer is going to try it. Will be at least entertaining to read about

Posted by: connskins | December 29, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

My picks:

Chad Morton

Leigh Torrence

Antonio Pierce

Taylor Jacobs

Ryan Clark

Demetric Evans

Shaun Suisham

Chris Clemons

Brandon Lloyd

Zeron Flemister

Posted by: BeantownGreg1


Posted by: RedDMV | December 29, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

The internet... so wonderful, so stupid, so incomplete...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 3:34 PM

Way too many medical sites, way too few TV script sites. Nate, take this idea to the investment bankers and you'll be rich. Just remember who suggested it when you do the IPO.

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Shar Pourdanesh gots my vote

Posted by: richardgovea | December 29, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Zorn gets my vote for "2009 Redskins MVP"..
because he got Vinny fired.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

red, do you remember the fuss that everyone up here made over not resigning Demetric Evans.....how'd that work out....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 29, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I voted for the entire offensive line

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 29, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I voted for the entire offensive line

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 29, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse


All 12 of them?

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 29, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Zorn gets my vote for "2009 Redskins MVP"..
because he got Vinny fired.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse
I'm good with that.

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 29, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Shaun Suisham

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 29, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Yes all 12! Especially Stephon Heyer

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 29, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Zorn gets my vote for "2009 Redskins MVP"..
because he got Vinny fired.

Posted by: cliftonbiz
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That's hard to argue with. Probably the best thing to happen to us this decade.

Posted by: REXskins | December 29, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Yeah bean, people were ready to shedding "Shaun Suisham tears" for Evans.

All Evans has done is register nine tackles and half a sack.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 29, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

red, do you remember the fuss that everyone up here made over not resigning Demetric Evans.....how'd that work out....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 29, 2009 3:41 PM

Terrible? We had to take Jarmon to fill his slot and now we're down a pick in the draft? Is this the right answer you were looking for?

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Eddie Royal and DeSean Jackson..??
Can anyone help me settle a bet..
Did Vinny pass on these two players in the 2008 draft 2nd round? Instead picking Devin Thomas and Malcom Kelly in the same round?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Yes all 12! Especially Stephon Heyer

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 29, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

iH8dallas,

That is a big leap that you are taking!
I don't think you can classify Heyer as an Offensive Lineman. He's Offensive, but not in the "sports" kind of way!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | December 29, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Have you noticed that in the last two games, the skins have played their worst football since Sherm Lewis started calling plays. If you look at Zorn on the side lines, you can see that Zorn was calling the plays during the Giants and Cowboys games, this explains the lack of production of offense.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | December 29, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Dale Evans > Linda Evans > Leomont Evans > Demetric Evans

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

so Vinny, who hired Sherm to be the OC, gets fired and Zorn takes back the control of the Offense.
Means that Snyder was not a Sherm Lewis guy, or just didnt care anymore. ??
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Have you noticed that in the last two games, the skins have played their worst football since Sherm Lewis started calling plays. If you look at Zorn on the side lines, you can see that Zorn was calling the plays during the Giants and Cowboys games, this explains the lack of production of offense.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | December 29, 2009 3:53 PM

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Yeah bean, people were ready to shedding "Shaun Suisham tears" for Evans.

All Evans has done is register nine tackles and half a sack.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 29, 2009 3:45 PM

I really like your thinking RedDMV! It is always sad to part with a core Redskin like Evans but people have to realize that it's often for the best! I think we'll be making a lot of really good changes starting next week, and none of the bad changes that we've made in the past! Gotta be on the sunny side of life!

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 29, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I'll take a 22 year old Jarmon (8 tackles, 1 FF, 1PD) over a 30 year old Evans (9 tackles, 0.5 sacks) anyday.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 29, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

(trying to figure out which of the "regulars" is writing as OptimisticOne... enjoyable stuff...)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Rack and London

JC gets a 'Toughness' Award

Posted by: kahlua87 | December 29, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

nate, i'd go with barno.

Posted by: dealer1 | December 29, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

nate, i'd go with barno.

Posted by: dealer1 | December 29, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

probably a poster that had to change their handle...
skins need a gm, or vinnymustgo, etc..
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(trying to figure out which of the "regulars" is writing as OptimisticOne... enjoyable stuff...)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 3:58 PM |

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

(trying to figure out which of the "regulars" is writing as OptimisticOne... enjoyable stuff...)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Skippy after about 8 Red Bulls

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | December 29, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

My picks:

Chad Morton

Leigh Torrence

Antonio Pierce

Taylor Jacobs

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 |


Maybe, but if Will Montgomery doesn't go, there is not god.

Posted by: TheCork | December 29, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

agreed if "toughness" is the same as "thickness"..

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Just thought of another candidate.

They should vote in the 150 pounds of fat Big Mike WIlliams lost.

Posted by: TheCork | December 29, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

(trying to figure out which of the "regulars" is writing as OptimisticOne... enjoyable stuff...)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 3:58 PM

Thank you for your compliment as you are one of the most discerning posters, up in a league with dcsween! However, I am a long-time lurker, first day poster! I just felt it was time for a more optimistic voice to be heard! I hope I will be able to help others -- like ChrisLarry, zpjfr2, diesel44, and beantowngreg -- to give voice to their inner positivity!

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 29, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

JJ Evans > James Evans > Larry Evans > Demetric Evans

Posted by: RedDMV | December 29, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse


Maybe, but if Will Montgomery doesn't go, there is not god.

Posted by: TheCork | December 29, 2009 4:02 PM
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gotta believe Will Montgomery and Stephon Heyer would not make 1st string Offense of Alabama.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse


(trying to figure out which of the "regulars" is writing as OptimisticOne... enjoyable stuff...)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 3:58 PM

Thank you for your compliment as you are one of the most discerning posters, up in a league with dcsween! However, I am a long-time lurker, first day poster! I just felt it was time for a more optimistic voice to be heard! I hope I will be able to help others -- like ChrisLarry, zpjfr2, diesel44, and beantowngreg -- to give voice to their inner positivity!

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 29, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

hmmmmmm.....

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | December 29, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Maybe, but if Will Montgomery doesn't go, there is not god.

Posted by: TheCork | December 29, 2009 4:02 PM

I'm pimping WIL MONTGOMERY. He is a good player. He's just too small to play other than back-up center.

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 29, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

OptimisticOne = Periculum lite

Posted by: TWISI | December 29, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

(trying to figure out which of the "regulars" is writing as OptimisticOne... enjoyable stuff...)

nate it is Jim Zorn. he has found his new job. Next week he will be blog moderator and the blog will always be medium bordering on positive. This week he is just getting to know the blog. Whoever it is I want to learn more about how to give voice to inner positivity

Posted by: connskins | December 29, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Only females use exclamation points after every sentence.

I vote for Hunter Smith for the passing and running TD's on teams. As well as being left on an island to be completely destroyed by 3 Giants in one of the worst play calls of all time. Later Zorn you toolbox.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | December 29, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Just thought of another candidate.

They should vote in the 150 pounds of fat Big Mike WIlliams lost.

Posted by: TheCork | December 29, 2009 4:04 PM
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Thats about a "Sanjay's worth"... Good idea but the loss of fat didnt go any good.
And he is back up in weight again..

Green Peace would be confused as to who to drag back in... Williams or Haynesworth.?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

As someone mentioned earlier in the Season, we should have known this was a disaster in the making when he said "Maroon and Black"!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | December 29, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I'll take a 22 year old Jarmon (8 tackles, 1 FF, 1PD) over a 30 year old Evans (9 tackles, 0.5 sacks) anyday.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 29, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Yes, we're set in the d-line department. I would take BARRY COFIELD in free agency from the GIANTS however. Move ANTHONY MONTGOMERY out. We need an upgrade opposite MONEYSWORTH. GRIFFIN's too old and hurt. GOLSTON and ALEXANDER are excellent players but like WIL MONTGOMERY too small to be solid DT's.....

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 29, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Just a thought, but perhaps Danny has learned the error of his ways. Could it be that he has examined the structure of the successful teams in the league(Pats,Colts,Eagles,Steelers) and thought to himself.....hmmmmm, so that's how it's done!? It could explain Zorn calling the plays now, b/c he just doesn't give a sh!t, and has decided to back off.

Step 1. put our 3 Lombardi trophies away(You did not earn those Daniel)

Step 2. Hire a smart GM to run this team.

Step 3. Stay out of said GM's way.

Step 4. Watch the magic happen.

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 29, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

OptimisticOne = Periculum lite
Posted by: TWISI | December 29, 2009

TWISI == VCerraTWISI

Posted by: periculum | December 29, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Fletch would probably be the only one going to the Pro Bowl, although Carter and Orakpo should be considered.

Posted by: joeboggs | December 29, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

As someone mentioned earlier in the Season, we should have known this was a disaster in the making when he said "Maroon and Black"!

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | December 29, 2009 4:15 PM

Maybe yes and maybe no. Remember, we went 6-2 after that gaffe. Could be that if we'd actually changed our colors, we'd be 13-2 right now.

Amazing part is that Zorn is going to round out his two years with a worse record than Steve Spurrier had. Spurrier at least had the good grace to realize that he wasn't cut out for the job. Zorn is revising his playbook for next year, talking to Allen about who he wants back.

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

ls, no, the amazing thing is that JZ is really trying at this, versus spurrier who had LONG since mailed it in.....

remember that first game versus AZ during the spurrier regime....Matthews threw for over 300, Davis rushed for over 100....sigh...

you know when you reflect fondly on a spurrier led offense.....its been a bad ride...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 29, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I think Zorn has a future on the psychic hotline...
After his team's 11th loss, he said in the press conference.... "we're 4-13, now"

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Bob Evans > Tyreke Evans > Mike Evans (The Jeffersons) > Demetric Evans

Posted by: priceisright | December 29, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

trade haynesworth, portis, and the 1st rd pick to the bears for tommy harris, craig stelz, and a 4th and a 5th...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | December 29, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

remember that first game versus AZ during the spurrier regime....Matthews threw for over 300, Davis rushed for over 100....sigh...

....when you reflect fondly on a spurrier led offense.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 29, 2009 4:24 PM

Look, everyone! It's working! BeantownGreg1 is giving voice to his inner positivity!

"O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! He chortled in his joy."

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 29, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

because i needed to know...
chor·tle (chôrtl)
n.
A snorting, joyful laugh or chuckle.
intr. & tr.v. chor·tled, chor·tling, chor·tles
To utter a chortle or express with a chortle.

Posted by: connskins | December 29, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Only females use exclamation points after every sentence.

I vote for Hunter Smith for the passing and running TD's on teams. As well as being left on an island to be completely destroyed by 3 Giants in one of the worst play calls of all time. Later Zorn you toolbox.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | December 29, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

What is even more amazing is that Hunter Smith got up after being hit by 3 giants!

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | December 29, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Look, everyone! It's working! BeantownGreg1 is giving voice to his inner positivity!

"O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! He chortled in his joy."

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 29, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Holy Crap!

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | December 29, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

But the Maroon and Black turned out to be Moron in Black!!

Posted by: jiza32 | December 29, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

My vote goes to Icy Hot.

Posted by: NYSkinsFan1 | December 29, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Marcus Mason.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 29, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Marcus Mason for the Pro Bowl...not for who I think 'OptimisticOne' is. In case that wasn't clear.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 29, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

because i needed to know...
chor·tle (chôrtl)
n.
A snorting, joyful laugh or chuckle.
intr. & tr.v. chor·tled, chor·tling, chor·tles
To utter a chortle or express with a chortle.

Posted by: connskins | December 29, 2009 4:39 PM

Chortle is the easy one in that passage. But does anyone know what "frabjous" means? For that matter, "Callooh, Callay" isn't entirely clear. Is Callooh Callay the guy that Vinnie should have drafted instead of one of the WR's?

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

OO = The Truth!!

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 29, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

OptimisticOne:

Yahoo called. They want their exclamation point back.

Posted by: Xlnt | December 29, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4-12 | December 29, 2009 4:51 PM

This is another poster who will need to change his screen name next year because of how improved the Redskins will be! Why don't you get an early start, right now! Cast off your negativity, 4-12! I'm suggesting "PerfectSeason!"

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 29, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

As a representative of the female species I would like to say that we aren't the only ones who end their sentences with!!!!

You!!!!!!!!

Why don't you just!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: sfskin | December 29, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Chortle is the easy one in that passage. But does anyone know what "frabjous" means? For that matter, "Callooh, Callay" isn't entirely clear. Is Callooh Callay the guy that Vinnie should have drafted instead of one of the WR's?

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse


I believe frabjouh is what you dip a roast beef sandwich in.

"Callooh, Callay" is our next overpaid wide receiver bust. It is actually Callay Callooh, as in "Gardener, Rod" or "Lloyd, Brandon."

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 29, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Surely LL and CR should go for their demonstrable talents against double moves.

Posted by: sfskin | December 29, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

callooh callay, 6'3", 245lbs Fordham University, Graduated 2003, Played lacrosse, golf and football. Undrafted free agent, currently part of the CFL with the Argonauts. Plays any position prefers wing back

Posted by: connskins | December 29, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Just a reminder that if we're getting into end-of-season accolades, we should not forget the tremendous contribution of young Robert Henson to the dialogue between the team and its fans.

Not content to let his play on the field speak for itself, Henson twatted the following:
"All you fake half hearted Skins fan can .. I won't go there but I dislike you very strongly, don't come to Fed Ex to boo dim wits!! No I didn't play but I still made more than you in a year and you'd [gladly] switch spots with me in a second, I was talking to the fans [who] said the crazy stuff, I'm use [to] heckling but I've never been booed in my own stadium. Again that was for the half hearted but if everyone wants to jump in come on."

and followed up with this gem:
"The question is who are you to say you know what's best for the team and you work 9 to 5 at Mcdonalds."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2009/09/robert_hensons_vs_redskins_fan.html

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

"Amazing part is that Zorn is going to round out his two years with a worse record than Steve Spurrier had.
Posted by: League-Source"


Spurrier went 7-9 (02) and 5-11 (03)

Zorn's gone 8-8, and currently at 4-11, so if we lose next week, they will have the same record.

sounds about right. both touted as offensive minded HC's. both failures.

both systems, when implemented, appear to consist of a QB dropping back and getting slammed to the ground immediately via a non-existent O-Line.

Posted by: malcolmyoung1 | December 29, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

The Mome Raths will never forgive themselves for building that new stadium and moving out to that soulless dump in the suburbs... giving up the home field advantage they had at The Wabe... I mean, yeah, any given brillig and all that, but for the past few seasons they just haven't outgrabed like they used to.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I want CJ Spiller and I want him now!!!

Damn a Pro Bowl...I will still have my Sean Taylor crushing the punter in the Pro Bowl.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 29, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

"Amazing part is that Zorn is going to round out his two years with a worse record than Steve Spurrier had.
Posted by: League-Source"


Spurrier went 7-9 (02) and 5-11 (03)

Zorn's gone 8-8, and currently at 4-11, so if we lose next week, they will have the same record.

sounds about right. both touted as offensive minded HC's. both failures.

both systems, when implemented, appear to consist of a QB dropping back and getting slammed to the ground immediately via a non-existent O-Line.


Posted by: malcolmyoung1 | December 29, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Except Spurriers line wasn't bad enough so he did things like leaving the TE on an island by himself to block guys like Strahan. The scary part is I think the TE's did a better job then than our current tackles.

Posted by: rjohnson66 | December 29, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

The Mome Raths will never forgive themselves for building that new stadium and moving out to that soulless dump in the suburbs... giving up the home field advantage they had at The Wabe... I mean, yeah, any given brillig and all that, but for the past few seasons they just haven't outgrabed like they used to.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Hmm Can we have a translator in here please?

Posted by: rjohnson66 | December 29, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

However, I am a long-time lurker, first day poster! I just felt it was time for a more optimistic voice to be heard! I hope I will be able to help others -- like ChrisLarry, zpjfr2, diesel44, and beantowngreg -- to give voice to their inner positivity!

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 29, 2009 4:05 PM

Is this Rotfrau experimenting with a new character?

I look forward to seeing how long you can keep this up. I see a name change in your not too distant future, might I suggest PessimisticONE.

Either way you are a welcomed addition.

Poll:
What's your favorite fruit?
(a) Pineapple
(b) Liberace
(c) Richard Simmons
(d) OptimisticOne

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 29, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I mean, yeah, any given brillig and all that, but for the past few seasons they just haven't outgrabed like they used to.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 5:10 PM

That's the past! Let it go!

We're talking now about the next few years! And you better believe, NateinthePDX, that with Bruce Allen's guidance the vorpal blade will go snicker-snack! The manxome foes -- Giants, Cowboys, Eagles? With their heads we will be galumphing back!

Posted by: OptimisticOne | December 29, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Potter. Harry? Dragons, Dungeons and?

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 29, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

My sources tell me London Fletcher has made the 2010 Pro Bowl. Hip Hip for London!!! Way, way overdue.

My only hope, though it's pretty unlikely, is that London holds a press conference tomorrow and declares he will never play in this sham joke of all star game, which is based almost entirely on popularity and name recognition and not actual merit.

Posted by: Barno1 | December 29, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

As a representative of the female species I would like to say that we aren't the only ones who end their sentences with!!!!

You!!!!!!!!

Why don't you just!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: sfskin | December 29, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

If you copy the above into Word and blow it up, the i's are dotted with little hearts.

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 29, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

My only hope, though it's pretty unlikely, is that London holds a press conference tomorrow and declares he will never play in this sham joke of all star game, which is based almost entirely on popularity and name recognition and not actual merit.

Posted by: Barno1 | December 29, 2009 5:29 PM

You want him to say "I got voted in. I'm not playing because I don't deserve it because it's based on my popularity and not my merit"?

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

There is something fishy about these polls. The vote totals never add up to 100%. Right now, 97%. I think Cindy Boren is selling the other three percent of the votes to the highest bidder -- maybe Jim Zorn. I know, Cindy's considered a Saint around here and this will be seen as blasphemous, but what else could it be? Could it be a glitch in the software?

Well, you could try to defame the character of the Dauphine, or believe instead that "twiigs.com" may be the only interweb polling firm that a business on the precipice of fading slowly into oblivion can afford, and therefore certain issues with the counting may be part of the price being paid.

Suggest that our Dauphine is on the take?
"Nonsense", she cried! "Let them eat cake!"

Posted by: daggar | December 29, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

As a representative of the female species I would like to say that we aren't the only ones who end their sentences with!!!!

Posted by: sfskin | December 29, 2009 5:01 PM

As I understand it, you don't merely represent the species but you're actually one of them. So, you have a conflict of interest. Send us a less conflicted spokesman, like SMACK1, please.

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Callooh Callay>>>> Yippee's cousin from the city.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 29, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Whoa... had a bit of the whiplash trying to differentiate "OG Barno" from "Barno1"...

London Fletcher would look like nothing but a big baby if he were elected to the Pro Bowl but spitefully sat out the game itself. I don't know the man, but that kind of move seems beneath him. I doubt anyone would seriously suggest he do such a thing.

I think the Pro Bowl election process is a bunch of malarkey, and to me it's only slightly better than meaningless, but from what I've read, it has some meaning to Fletch. So I want him to get in, and I want him to play and make us proud, as he has all season long.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Eddie Royal and DeSean Jackson..??
Can anyone help me settle a bet..

The WR/TE order in the 2008 draft:
1/30 Dustin Keller TE
2/33 Donnie Avery WR
2/34 Devin Thomas WR
2/36 Jordy Nelson WR
2/38 John Carlson TE
2/41 James Hardy WR
2/42 Eddie Royal WR
2/46 Jerome Simpson WR
2/48 Fred Davis TE
2/49 DeSean Jackson WR
2/51 Malcolm Kelly WR
...
So, yes, it was possible, if they took Eddie Royal in place of Devin Thomas and DeSean Jackson in place of Fred Davis, but then again if they took Jackson at #34 then Royal would've been gone by the time they picked at #48.
Bottom line -- at the time, scout.com had 3 WRs and one TE rated 5-stars, and we got two of the WRs and the TE. You can blame Vinny for a lot of things, but if you believe that the scouting staff (Morocco Brown, et. al.) are competent, the picks are reasonably justified.
Unfortunately, if we had taken DeSean Jackson, I fear that we would not be preparing for the playoffs, rather we'd be wondering why they wouldn't let Jackson return punts "just to see what he can do" (because ARE is the dependable pro), why he's not starting (because Moss is a better small/fast WR in the eyes of Zorn), and reading articles questioning his maturity (after dropping his first TD pass at the one!).

Posted by: daggar | December 29, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I voted Fletch, but I am surprised many think that Orakpo had a better season than Carter.

Posted by: Jason10 | December 29, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Hunter Smith, he leads all punters in TD passes - and interceptions

Posted by: coparker5 | December 29, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

why would any of these bums go to the probowl, they are on a 4-11 team!

Posted by: BMACattack | December 29, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

cload, I have every confidence that the Philly phans have found plenty to complain about in the play of DeSean Jackson.

I'd amend your statement: if you believe that the scouting staff are competent and you buy in to the philosophy that -- even after Gibbs' departure and the acknowledged issues facing our O line -- we were only one big receiver away from going deeper in the playoffs, the WR-TE-WR picks are justified.

But there I go, grinding that vorpal sword again...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

why would any of these bums go to the probowl, they are on a 4-11 team!

Posted by: BMACattack | December 29, 2009 6:11 PM |

Thinks about it this way, Winkie. This is a losing blog, but you're still a Pro Bowl blogger despite the rest of us dragging you down.

Posted by: League-Source | December 29, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

The only bowl Lardsworth, should be attending is the one with the word salad in front of it.

Posted by: dashriprock | December 29, 2009 6:45 PM | Report abuse

...if you believe that the scouting staff are competent and you buy in to the philosophy that -- even after Gibbs' departure and the acknowledged issues facing our O line -- we were only one big receiver away from going deeper in the playoffs, the WR-TE-WR picks are justified...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse
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They were feeling celebratory after finally clearing Deion Saunders and Bruce Smith off the payroll...

Posted by: mattsoundworld | December 29, 2009 6:55 PM | Report abuse

So truthy, mattsound, and so sad...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Orakpo made the Pro Bowl....Fletcher did not.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 29, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo no Fletcher

Posted by: noonefromtampa | December 29, 2009 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Fletcher is first alternate. Here's hoping New Orleans makes the SB so Vilma won't play!

Posted by: rich20ssu | December 29, 2009 7:12 PM | Report abuse

so what im i missing no L>F> no way

Posted by: otismoses | December 29, 2009 8:48 PM | Report abuse

London, dude, you have the love and undying admiration of Redskins fans like me.

Posted by: mrapier1 | December 30, 2009 1:29 AM | Report abuse

PS. Someday when they open up the voting for Son of Mr. Redskin (since Darrel is already Mr. Redskin for all time) I will definitely be voting for London Fletcher. He is everything a Redskin should be. Snyder doesn't deserve a player like him. But its a damn good thing for us that Fletch puts up with all this mess.

Bruce, build your team around this guy. All of the best Redskins teams were made up of character guys who always played above their limitations game in game out.

Posted by: mrapier1 | December 30, 2009 1:39 AM | Report abuse

Typical.

No London Fletcher.

It's always about the shiny new objects, isn't it?

Trouble is, without guys like London, we're just another crappy team.

Oh, yeah. That's why.

Maybe next year, London.

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 30, 2009 1:47 AM | Report abuse

Vilma?

Oh yeah, I forgot. He's really something. Yeah, just tremendous. Heart and soul of the Saints.

Plus, he's named after Fred Flintstone's wife as pronounced in the German-dubbed version.

The Pro Bowl should be called the Bad Joke Bowl.

Or maybe the Nextel Bad Joke Bowl or Toyota Bad Joke Bowl, whatever.


Posted by: Thinker_ | December 30, 2009 1:52 AM | Report abuse

Bozo the clown should represent the deadskins at the pro bowl

Posted by: Ohreally2 | December 30, 2009 9:57 AM | Report abuse

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