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Who's Going to Step Up in Dallas?

Will be a big week for some guys to step up. Andre Carter wasn't a dominate force during his brief stint with Jason Taylor at the opposite end. So will he be able to make more of a mark in the backfield now, without Taylor around? I would expect he will see a fair amount of tight end attention/chips from the backs.

They need to get to Tony Romo in this game, and Carter has the best pedigree in that regard. Chris Wilson is another guy who needs to be a pass-rushing force at some point here, and with Taylor out and Erasmus James not close to 100 percent at this point, Wilson would be the next guy in line. If Kedric Golston and Cornelius Griffin can establish some of the inside push they got going last week, it could be huge, especially with the Skins short on edge rushers.

Devin Thomas has gotten himself open a few times deep. He has to build trust in his quarterback and develop better habit, but one big play could blow this thing open.

Jon Jansen will be under the microscope for sure against the Dallas pass rush, assuming he ends up starting with Stephon Heyer's shoulder problem.

Durant Brooks needs to have a brain-cramp free afternoon to ease a bit of the tension that surrounds him right now.

Somebody needs to make something happen in the punt return game. I hear that Santana Moss is definitely in line to get some action returning, and Antwaan Randle El just has not gotten it done.

Are there a few more plays out there - particularly in the short-passing game - for Ladell Betts?

By Jason La Canfora  |  September 26, 2008; 5:05 PM ET
 
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Comments

First!

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 26, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Not gonna say it.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 26, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

It might be worth posting here now that folks have to register - to little signal to noise ratio without some control.

Having said that, why are they risking Santana on punt returns????

Posted by: johnvandermyde | September 26, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I hope that Betts gets more carries and catches.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 26, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Good to see some things haven't changed: a new thread right after I post. :(

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Hooray!!! Registration!!! I feel just like the first week in September when the kids go back to school!!!

P.S., I am an unabashed Jasno supporter and a hater of the "unfiltered" "news" coming from Ca$hburn.

Posted by: nojunk4me | September 26, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: nojunk4me | September 26, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas has gotten himself open a few times deep. He has to build trust in his quarterback and develop better habit, but one big play could blow this thing open.

By Jason La Canfora | September 26, 2008; 5:05 PM ET

Man, Jason coming to us from the future. One big play could "blow it open" but it's going to take more than that to keep it open.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 26, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

no more mixed caps....so saddies....

Please no Moss on punt returns....the dude is the juice that makes our offense dynamic...

Posted by: chrislarry | September 26, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Having said that, why are they risking Santana on punt returns????

Posted by: johnvandermyde
No idea. I wish that we would pro-activly draft a PR/KR late in the draft.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 26, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

John Clayton leads his "First and 10" column this week with Skins-Cowgirls:

When the regular season opened Sept. 4, the Redskins didn't look completely ready for prime time.

First-year coach Jim Zorn was making his debut as a playcaller. Quarterback Jason Campbell wasn't crisp making his reads and running the offense. The offensive line struggled. Of course, the Redskins were going against the Super Bowl champion Giants, whose defense can make a lot of offenses look offensive.

Washington's fortunes have improved considerably since that 16-7 loss in the Meadowlands. The Redskins have recorded home victories over the Saints and the Cardinals, and their offense is showing signs of explosiveness.

Now, the Skins embark on their most important two-game road trip of the season. It starts Sunday in Dallas and concludes in Week 5 in Philadelphia. If they win at least one of those games, the Redskins will establish themselves as contenders for the NFC East title. Losing both will make them 0-3 in the division and extreme long shots.

The NFC East is the beast of the NFL. Just ask the Packers and the Steelers. After their narrow Monday night victory over the Eagles in Week 2 , the Cowboys dominated the Packers six days later at Lambeau Field. The Eagles, also on only six days' rest, then played more physically than a powerful Steelers team. Through three weeks, the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants rank as the league's three best teams.

But the Redskins don't have to hide. Despite their division, it's not out of the question for them to have a 10-win season. Like their division-mates, the Redskins play four games against the NFC West and four against the AFC North. Barring unforseen events, any NFC East team could go 3-1 or better against each of those divisions. In the two non-common games, the Redskins already have beaten the Saints and get to play the woeful Lions. If things go right, the Redskins could think about an 8-2 non-division record.

The key to their season is doing something positive in the NFC East. They can't afford to go 1-5 in division play. A split in the next two weeks could make them players in the division race because they finish the regular season with three NFC East home games between Nov. 16 and Dec. 21.

It won't help that defensive end Jason Taylor will miss Sunday's game following an emergency procedure on his leg. Taylor was acquired when the Redskins lost defensive end Phillip Daniels for the season. With Taylor, the Redskins had six sacks in the first three games. They might have to do some blitzing to force Tony Romo into making uncomfortable throws.

The Cowboys come in with all the confidence in the world. They rank No. 1 in offense, averaging 440 yards a game. They are outscoring opponents 32-21 on average. More than anything, though, they are playing loose and having fun. Coach Wade Phillips has set up a great environment in which this team thrives.

Dallas' defense is aggressive and hard-hitting. The offense has confidence. Romo continues to grow as a quarterback and a leader. The running game looks unstoppable.

Still, this is a great rivalry. The Redskins know that. They just have to get one win in the next two weeks to solidify themselves as one of the four beasts in the NFC East.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=3608272

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 26, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Are there a few more plays out there - particularly in the short-passing game - for Ladell Betts?

This dude just reveiled the whole redskins playbook!

Posted by: Dfan | September 26, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Brownwood,

I just emailed that A-Hole, what a classy guy he his way to be a unbiased reporter.

God I hope we beat the Cowboys so we can shove it in the faces of all these dumb a$$ media guys.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 26, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm original again. whew.

Posted by: Original_etrod | September 26, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, here's a big NO vote against Santana returning any punts. That's the straw that stirs the drink. If Zorn's blowing smoke, fine, but I think he knows better. This is week four, not a playoff game.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 26, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I predict abuse of the report abuse function....

Posted by: chrislarry | September 26, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't be opposed to seeing Moss on the PR unit in key situations. Gibbs used to do that with Darrell Green if I recall correctly. As long as he's not back there every time, I'm good with it.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 26, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Brownwood,

Nice article by Clayton.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 26, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

cl, agreed on Moss on the punt returns.

Put Thrash back there...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 26, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

YES! Finally registration again!

I feel so much more a part of the community now.

God Bless America!

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | September 26, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I may report you for that CL.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 26, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Brownwood,

I just emailed that A-Hole, what a classy guy he his way to be a unbiased reporter.

God I hope we beat the Cowboys so we can shove it in the faces of all these dumb a$$ media guys.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 26, 2008 11:51 AM

Who are you talking about? Clayton just basically said we're an elite team if we beat Dallas!

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 26, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

We've had moss on our punt return game for 2 years. That's why Santana's back there.
Hello? Is this thing on?

Posted by: Original_etrod | September 26, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

flounder, who are you talking about now, Clayton? Seemed like pretty balanced assessment...

Posted by: chrislarry | September 26, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

can anyone post the espn insider scouts analysis of this weeks game

Posted by: jasonma1 | September 26, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

is thing working now? I had to logout and log back in twice to get this thing to take my comment.

Moss on punt returns scares me too, why don't they give Tryon a shot at it?

I think Devin Thomas is gonna have a big game, the 'Boys don't know what he can do, nobody does yet, and I have a funny feeling Zorn will use that reality this week.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if JLC is able to "report abuse" on himself when he makes "personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material". Being the investigative journalist that he is, I am certain that he will use this feature quite often.

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | September 26, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I am going to miss the game and there is no way out of it.I told my wife last month that I would attend our former Pastors anniverary program with her,of course not knowing it was Dallas week at the time(not that it would have mattered anyway)but the Skins always seem to do good stuff when I missed the game,Thus my Redskin Brethren,This is my sacrafice for the good of Redskin Nation.

HAIL TO 'EM!!

Posted by: smittdiddy | September 26, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

The Accuscore on ESPN.com has Washington at a 13% chance of winning.

Posted by: Pleepleus | September 26, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

If Thrash returned punts he'd have about the same average as Randle El, but would conserve five seconds of clock each time by not running around in circles like a dog hitting an electric fence.

Posted by: EpsteinsMothersDoctor | September 26, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

From Cooley's blog (no cocks were photographed in the making of this entry):

The Dallas Cowboys very well might be the best team in football. They're probably the biggest offensive and defensive fronts in the NFL. Romo is outstanding at moving around and getting guys the ball. He has a crazy receiving combination with T.O. and Witten and no one can overlook how hard Marian Barber runs the ball. They have zero let down as far as personnel goes on the defensive side of the ball. They are the type of defense that lines up and say, "We're here, but you're not gonna beat us." Demarcus Ware may not just be the best linebacker in football, but possibly the best all around defender. In my scouting report this week Ware was graded as "no holes" in the weakness category. Their depth carries over into their secondary where they feel like they have good enough players to cover everyone one on one.

That being said, were not going to Dallas for anything but a win. This is a huge game for the Washington Redskins and there isn't anyone in the NFL who will intimidate us. I have tremendous respect for what kind of team Dallas is, but I can't wait to get on the field this Sunday. We're a smart, physical, hard working group of guys who will never give in.

Both the last two days have been excellent practices for us. There is a new excitement in the air and everyone has been flying around. No question whether or not that will carry over to Texas. I can say this from experience, there has been nothing better than to have a big game against Dallas!

HAIL!

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 26, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

My candidates for step-up:

OFF:
1. ARE gets 5-8 catches to help keep O on the field.
2. Thomas exploits the Boys fear of Moss
3. Portis tops century mark

DEF:
1. D. Evans playing all over D-line
2. Marcus Washington has throwback game
3. Double Move goes second straight week with a Pick.

ST:
1. Rock continues to gobble KO return yards
2. Kharey Campbell forces a fumble

Posted by: chrislarry | September 26, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Go Skinz!

Beat Dallas!!

Posted by: bill61 | September 26, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Bill Simmons is an idiot:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens ranked higher than the Skins. I just don't see it. The Skins have a good defense, one of the highest rated quarterbacks in the league, and a solid running game. Non of these teams can boast the same except maybe Carolina. What a joke.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Yes! registration is back!
Cooley sounds like he had Joe Gibbs write that bit of blog for him. Except he forgot to say "super" smart......

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 26, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

cl, you and me is on the same wavelength.
I think Thomas and ARE have a chance this game to be big contributors, with all the attention that Moss, and Cools will get, there should be room to maneuver.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 26, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm back to having an unpronounceable name, but I'll still respond to Zeke

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 26, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

If Thrash returned punts he'd have about the same average as Randle El, but would conserve five seconds of clock each time by not running around in circles like a dog hitting an electric fence.

Posted by: EpsteinsMothersDoctor | September 26, 2008 12:05 PM

Actually, if Thrash returned punts, HE'D RUN STRAIGHT AHEAD!!!

That's all the hell I'm asking for at this point. You should be able to average at least 7 yards a return by just running straight.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 26, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Love Cooley misspelling "Marian" Barber.

Not that Marion is such a manly name (and yes, I'm looking at you, Marion Morrison), but suddenly you go from the Marion the Barberian to the Marian, Madame Librarian.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 26, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Not a registered Republican or Democrat, but registered to comment on the blog. Nice!!!! Redskins 27 Dallas 21

Posted by: virtueandvice | September 26, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Who are you talking about? Clayton just basically said we're an elite team if we beat Dallas!

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 26, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I was talking about your first article from Simmons.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 26, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Step up: Yoda the stealth TE gets another TD

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 26, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Would like to see the RBs in patterns. Haven't seen that much of it so far, but it can be a big part of the offense. Roger Craig, one of the first top RBs to be in the WCO, once led the league in receptions (besting Art Monk by 1). RB Ricky Watters caught 3 TDs in a Super Bowl for SF.

This might be a good game to add that dimension to the offense. Both Betts and Portis can do great things with a bit of space.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 26, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Actually, if Thrash returned punts, HE'D RUN STRAIGHT AHEAD!!!

That's all the hell I'm asking for at this point. You should be able to average at least 7 yards a return by just running straight.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 26, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

See, this is not what bothers me. I don't really care about the 3-yard difference. Even a 5-yard difference wouldn't excite me.

The thing that bothers me is that Randle El doesn't break ANYTHING. I really don't care if we have to start on our own 43 instead of our own 47, just so long as every once in a while we get a return to 30-yard return or a TD.

That, and the fact that the normally sure-handed ARE fumbled the ball, is what bothers me.

Posted by: psps23 | September 26, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

can anyone post the espn insider scouts analysis of this weeks game

Posted by: jasonma1 | September 26, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

The Sunday Countdown "experts" unimously pick Dallas to win. As if ESPN (which only selects its "talent" if they played with a star on their helmet) would pick any other way...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 26, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

There might be a slightly higher risk of Moss getting hurt as PR than WR, but not much. So I'm not really against it for that reason. But it's really quite rare that a team uses its #1 WR to return punts. It smacks of desperation, like we have no one else. But we do have others to at least try out there -- tryon being my choice. Why bypass the other options and go right for the big gun? Because it's Dallas? Maybe Moss is really pushing for it.

Posted by: LittleSoren | September 26, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

New name, same game


Serious Flag on Zorn for letting santana return punts.

If he gets hurt, there will be a revolt...

Posted by: Zeebs | September 26, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

The 'Boys papers seem to have come to the consensus that "since their missing Jason Taylor", the Cowboys will have a big day rushing. I didn't know Taylor was the key to our run defense.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

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Actually, if Thrash returned punts, HE'D RUN STRAIGHT AHEAD!!!

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 26, 2008 12:13 PM |

Uh...I kind of implied that. It was the "not running around in circles" part.

Posted by: EpsteinsMothersDoctor | September 26, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

What's the over/under on the number of times we will see TO's alligator arms?

Posted by: NFeKPo | September 26, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Oh right flouder, agreed...F Bill Simmons that dude ain't funny, interesting or insightful.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 26, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I think if they make a change at PR, it should be Rock Cartwright.

He has the power to pop through people.

I like ARE as a WR, but as a PR, he frequently dances and does a lot of east-west moves that end up going nowhere.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 26, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Houston from a couple posts ago:

I admit that I pay the NFL money so that I can listen on their crummy RealPlayer. Meh, it's cheaper than the dish...

I think it's a licensing thing with ESPN930 or whatever you call it. You can listen to the pregame on their website, but the broadcast of the game is property of the NFofL, so they are they folks you have to pay to listen...

I'll second the Yoder comment. Nobody pays attention to that guy.

Speaking of which, I'd really like to see Sellers get a TD or two this season. He's creeping up my list of fave redskins. Was that a Detroit safety he rolled over last season? Booya!

Posted by: MNSkinsFan | September 26, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

CSN reported that Jason Taylor threw his walking boot across the room and walked out in his regular shoes - and that there is no infection.

Posted by: Lisa_R | September 26, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,
Good deal.

Posted by: Stumped1 | September 26, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Jason Taylor threw his walking boot across the room...

Malcom Kelly made the catch but hurt his knee on the play.

Posted by: daggar | September 26, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

is thing working now? I had to logout and log back in twice to get this thing to take my comment.

Moss on punt returns scares me too, why don't they give Tryon a shot at it?

I think Devin Thomas is gonna have a big game, the 'Boys don't know what he can do, nobody does yet, and I have a funny feeling Zorn will use that reality this week.

Posted by: craig2 | September 26, 2008 12:02 PM

they would have to make Tryon active for that and with Taylor out I have a feeling most of the extra spots are going to DE's.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 26, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

The word is "dominant." "Dominate" is the verb.

Posted by: nganassim | September 26, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

DE Jackson could be active...

--unless Taylor has healed enough to play ;->

I bet Moss and Thomas will have big games!

The Cowboys DBs are the only weak point -- #22 in receiving defense -- #9 overall. I thought the Skins had a better defense, but not statistically -- they are #13 overall.

Posted by: siris | September 26, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

what's wrong with mccain's arms?

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

has wapo endorsed obama already? cuz it's not acting like it. what gives?

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

I am SICWIDIT!!!!

Rickyroge is SICWIDIT

Posted by: rickyroge | September 26, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Nobody steps up in Dallas; in fact, it ends up like last year's New England game. Dallas is on too big a roll right now and the 'Skins are learning how to win all over again. This one's a huge blowout, like the 44-14 thumping back in the 80's on Theismann's birthday. This just feels like a butt-whuppin...

Posted by: JoeyT1 | September 26, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

McCain looks like:

A) Y.A. Tittle
B) Bob Newhart's Dad
C) John Adams
D) Pappy

Posted by: rickyroge | September 26, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

i love the way bama says pakistan...

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

i love the way bama says pakistan...
Posted by: dealer1


He's actually saying it the way I have heard people from Pakistan say it.


Posted by: isnadd | September 26, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Jason Taylor threw his walking boot across the room...

Malcom Kelly made the catch but hurt his knee on the play.

Posted by: daggar | September 26, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse


Wait for it...wait for it...DING DING DING !!! Line of the night !

Posted by: cej75024 | September 26, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

So if John McCain was thrown a 10 yard slant....could he catch it?? If so, could he hold on after the tackle??

Posted by: cej75024 | September 26, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Palin = President Obama

Posted by: isnadd | September 26, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Do I get blog points? Or lose blog cred?

McCain couldn't catch the slant with his hands. But he'd get it between the teeth and drag ten CowPies across the goal line.

Posted by: daggar | September 26, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Just a hunch, but I think Rocky M. will have a big game against the Boys. Maybe a pick and/or a fumble recovery.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 26, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

C'mon guys, cut it out with all the spoilers!

I'm gonna have to catch up on the debate later, assuming there's some way to watch all or parts on the internets...

And just kidding on the spoiler thing.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 26, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Also, inside the 20, look for Yoder to slip into the lineup and possibly catch a TD.

Seems like the opposing D never pays any attention to that cat.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 26, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

OK. My 9 yr old Football expert has a profound observation.

"The Skins can't give up the deep passes and touchdowns. Their fans will get pumped up and they will get on a roll."

(Hopefully I'm properly preparing the next generation of Skins fans!!!)

Someone mentioned this earlier but LL needs to take a page from #21 & make TO think twice about going for the ball.


Posted by: M00SE | September 26, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

mccain's butchering EVERY SINGLE foreign name...LOL!!!!

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

nate, why don't you watch it right now as i am off of wapo?

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

and i'm not really watching it...just listening to it while i do other interweb stuffs

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

dudes, i'm such a doofus!!!! am an idiot!

i KEEP falling for scams on craigslist....good news is that i haven't lost any money...

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

dealer, he's just using different inflections on the base phrase 'pissant'.

Posted by: daggar | September 26, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

McCain is actually doing quite well and is making Obama look very inexperienced.

Posted by: isnadd | September 26, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

isnadd, he's acting like a little kid with terrible two syndrome

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

mccain=worse tantrums than my terrible two year old...nonetheless he's nowhere near as bad as palin or george bush

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama's in the red zone, but ooooooh, he can't punch it in. (Sorry Nate).

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 26, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Wow. This place feels so big, so free, so U.S. American! Nothing like a swim in registration.

Nate, the spoiler? They are both scrapping. A little bit of "you said this/no I didn't" on both sides. Not as civil as registration-secured discussion, but neither guy screwed up ... much better than the choice btwn Kerry v. Bush or Bush v. Gore. Its almost like McCain is harkening back to the guy he was in 2000 (pre-South Carolina push polls). The next debate is going to be Vice Presidents ... by which I mostly mean ... that the Defeat of Dallas will have entered the history books by then...

Posted by: dcsween | September 26, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I swore I would stay out of the political debate because I get really amped up over it so... I hope Doughty gets ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct for helmet to shattered cup on TO.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 26, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

SMACK is correct. Obama settled for a couple of field goals. I figure he he was a several point favorite going in ... but McCain beat the spread.

Posted by: dcsween | September 26, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Oh what the hell, I can't help it, Obama sounded like Porky Pig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Q4IxITJZ4

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 26, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

It does feel so ... so trivial ... to be talking about a presidential candidates' debate ... during Dallas Week.

Posted by: dcsween | September 26, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

feel free to use the following code snippet:

bool PoliticalCommentary(string $CandidateName, string $Comparative, string $Superlative)
begin
$comment = $CandidateName || " really did a " || $Superlative || " job tonight. He was " || $comparative || " than the NOT || " $Superlative || " guy.";

end;

Posted by: daggar | September 26, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

scamp, McCain did stumble a bit on the name of the guy from Iran ... 4thdenmenijad.

Posted by: dcsween | September 26, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Nagheenaj.... Nagheenajar... nah gonna work here anymore!

Bob Slidell
[the downside of registration]

Posted by: daggar | September 26, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

He did that Sween. I have plenty to say on the whole scene dut I digress. F Dallas!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 26, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Verdict: push. But a tie goes to the guy in the lead.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 26, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

HooRAY for Registration!

Hello everyone!
I'm back, and hopefully the impostor will be eliminated via the registration.

See John Jansen may start Sunday.
How is Jason Campbell feeling about that?

Thank you Cindy for the Registration.
HTTR!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 26, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 26, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Sorry about the go packers crap at the end of that last video. I couldn't do anything about it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 26, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

They need to put a "report abuse" link after each of Jason's entries.

Posted by: p1funk | September 26, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

One of the talking heads remarked how it was a "serious" debate. I think that word sounds right. They both made their points, made them pretty well, drew bright lines about their disagreements. Serious.

That said, and now that registration is back, hopefully political discussions up here can become ... less serious. I'm pro-making fun of people, esp. people arrogant enough to believe they have the chops to actually be the President of the U.S. of A. Seems like there's some real ego inflation there. I like the guys who became President begrudgingly ... like because something bad happened to the guy they replaced ... Truman, Ford, those types.

Posted by: dcsween | September 26, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Nobody steps up in Dallas; in fact, it ends up like last year's New England game. Dallas is on too big a roll right now and the 'Skins are learning how to win all over again. This one's a huge blowout, like the 44-14 thumping back in the 80's on Theismann's birthday. This just feels like a butt-whuppin...

Posted by: JoeyT1 | September 26, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse
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Oh man, do I remember that one!
It was a MNF game and I believe, could be wrong about this, it was the very first game of the season!
I do recall off the top of my head it was 1985.
4 of us watched it together and I was in utter misery! They wanted to quit in the 3rd quarter, but no, I was a diehard, and I said, I'm going to continue to watch. They actually quit watching and talked through the 4th while I sat there watching us get drilled!

Here's hoping Sunday is nothing like that.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 26, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Remember the Bush-Gore debate, when Bush was speaking and Al Gore stepped away from the podium and stepped up to Bush like he was trying to ice-grill him? That was probably the most exciting moment ever in a modern presidential debate.

Posted by: p1funk | September 26, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Night folks. Kyle Kosier is injured and out. Cornelius and Kedric are healthy and in ... the backfield.

Posted by: dcsween | September 26, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

just watched chris rock on bill maher...hillarious!!!!

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Chris Rock was VERY funny...believe it or not?!?!

Posted by: cej75024 | September 26, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, sween, maybe it's Goldstone who's stepping up this week, by stepping into the backfield. I think he's ready, and what better stage. Maybe he could channel Dexter and ring Romo's clock?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 26, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh great Football Jesus...oh great knower of all football...please let JC be on point. Please let Clinton go for 150 yds...Please let A. Carter have 1.5 sacks...Please let Jessica Simpson throw it on Tony Romo like he has never had it before, thus making him weak for the game.

Posted by: cej75024 | September 26, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

isnadd, I meant no disrespect...just thought Obama was being the bigger person on several occasions

Sween, not correct about the spread. This debate was to be about foreign policy, mccains strong suit and the push goes to Obama

Biden was an awesome pick by Obama...now he should absolutely destroy palin...

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Another brainwashed troglidite.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 26, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Don't know if you guys saw this on NFL.com earlier this week.

Redskins and Cowboys
Regular Season Wins: C 56-36
Home Team Wins: C 32-24
Consecutive Wins: C 10-4
Playoff Wins: WR 2-0

HTTR!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 26, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Actually dealer you are incorrect. Obama is supposed to be the great public speaker while McCain not so much. Any push, or anything close, goes McCain's way. Biden looked like a smug elitist.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 26, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Obama did well enough. Other than an outright gaffe, I don't think debates are the decisive events the media hopes for them to be. But ~90 million people were watching, which is pretty good for a bunch of people Bill Maher thinks are "too dumb" to be trusted with this decision.
I don't imagine that the last surprise event of the campaign has happened.

Posted by: daggar | September 26, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

smug elitist?
Have you heard his story?

I hope the election isn't about looks.
That means Dallas might win based on style points.

Posted by: Stumped1 | September 26, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

niiiice.... brainwashed troglodyte... why not try kicking him in the teeth? That ought to convince him!

Posted by: daggar | September 26, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Who's the troglodyte, scamp? Did I miss something?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 26, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

scamp, this was a debate not a toastmaster championship
If this was a speaking contest then the only person in America who can match Obama is bill Clinton

Posted by: dealer1 | September 26, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

I still say (continuing from last year) that Wade Phillips looks like a big, aged baby.

Soft skin, plump arms and fingers, big watery eyes, oversized head--pretty much the whole baby package except a diaper.

As far as I know.

Posted by: farstriker | September 26, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

scamp, did you mean dealer? dealer??? He's many things, like a cab driver, and a raving lunatic at times, but he's no troglodyte.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 26, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... farstriker, there could be a diaper under there. I'm sure as hell not going to be the guy to go looking for it.

http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2007/1025/nfl_g_phillips_1_200.jpg

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 27, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse

troglodyte? U guys are such geeks..."donk" I understand...

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

No, I read the blog posts backwards and then refresh and start over. The troglodite comment was pointed at the end of Clayton's article about the "unstoppable" Dallas offense and blah, blah, blah.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

I understand that this is a debate but I recall that there once was a presedential candidate, I can't remember who, that was scared of the televised debates because of his height and homliness. The theory being that public perception meant more than the actual substance of the debate itself. In this day and age of ET and E! etc., ad nauseum I think it becomes the truth. So the fact that McCain even stood up to Obama in a public debate forum such as this was pretty good.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

facts about
Skins d:
Best corner in the east
Best safety in the east
One of the best re ( ac)
One of the best run stopper (griff)
Awesome d coord

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

smug elitist?
Have you heard his story?

I hope the election isn't about looks.
That means Dallas might win based on style points.

Posted by: Stumped1 | September 26, 2008 11:44 PM

Yea, I've heard his story. I was talking about that look on his face.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

I hope the election isn't about looks.
That means Dallas might win based on style points.

Posted by: Stumped1 | September 26, 2008 11:44 PM

I don't think that this game will be won on votes.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

I've just talked myself into a skins win

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Oh thank goodness, scamp! I thought it was odd that anyone would be lobbing insults so early into the latest registration era up here... whew!

Since it's already Saturday afternoon Down Under, I think kost's beloved Geelong Cats will be playing in their league's championship game shortly (if it's not already underway). Go Cats!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 27, 2008 12:23 AM | Report abuse

I've just talked myself into a skins win

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 12:22 AM

Let me help you out a little more. Dallas, 3 starters out and a slowed starting TE.

Skins, innovative new head coach. Confident quarterback that seems to be on a roll. A receiver that has Dallas's number and is also on a roll.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

dealer, I think you're being overly optimistic. But I love the spirit of it, and I'm not going to subvert it in any way -- more power to ya!

Similarly, the Cowboys fan in my office was pooh-poohing the Boys' chances to win this one... trying to manage expectations. I said whatevs... we agreed that the winner gets full bragging rights and jersey display privileges on Monday.

I think the Boys win this one and then it's four or five weeks of cupcakes for them before they come to earth a bit... including when we beat them in the rematch at our place.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 27, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of bragging rights, good golly, you shoulda seen all the Oregon State gear in Portland today... I don't begrudge them the celebrating, because that was a huge win last night, but it got a little ridiculous... Beaver Fever!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 27, 2008 12:31 AM | Report abuse

No Nate, I promised back during the unregistered chaos that I wouldn't get into the political, religious, idealogical arguing/namecalling because I can not trust myself to be cordial so I am refraining from that. I did comment on the debate but from purely an asthetic perspective.

Dealer, let me help you along in your conviction of victory. Dallas has 3 starters out and a starting TE with a case of the slows.

The Skins have a new, somewhat innovative HC, a quarterback that seems to be gaining confidence with every snap, and a WR that has Dallas's number and is on a roll.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Wow, I've been hittin' the kool-aid pretty hard.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Welcome back Registration, we've missed you oh so much. May Reg2.0 be better and longer live that Reg1.0.

Posted by: NCICURN | September 27, 2008 12:35 AM | Report abuse

I have to work Sunday night; can't decide if I should use one of my limited sick days for that game or save it for later in the season and just DVR the game.

Posted by: NCICURN | September 27, 2008 12:37 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, scamp, dealz, this is the time (T-minus 36 hours or so) when I throw logic out the window and start believing... when hope trumps rationality... we can win this game, hell yes we can, we've done it before... human nature sez Dallas will be regarding us lightly... oh what a joy it would be to win in our last visit to that hellhole of a stadium...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 27, 2008 12:38 AM | Report abuse

And so it begins... Geelong kicks a goal (or whatever they do down there) to take a 6-0 lead, with 2:19 elapsed in the first quarter...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 27, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

I'm absolutely giddy at the thought. In reality, though, I would settle for a hard fought battle and a good showing. What the hell am I saying, we can win this game! F Dallas, F the media, F ESPN, and F politicians. Good nite all...
HAIL!!!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

and the x factors are the rookies: horton, Thomas, zorn,

Watching the bounty...good cast...have no idea what it's about

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Chirp . . .chirp . .

Posted by: NCICURN | September 27, 2008 1:23 AM | Report abuse

Who among us picked Miami to beat New England?

Of course we can beat Dallas. If we do, I wonder what that would do to our ranking?

The Giants would be #1, Dallas would probably slip to #4, and we would probably move up to #14 above the might Cardinals.

Posted by: Stumped1 | September 27, 2008 1:38 AM | Report abuse

I don't think anyone picked Miami to beat N.E. until Brady went down. They're an entirely different team now.

Posted by: NCICURN | September 27, 2008 1:44 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, but the whole team shouldn't fold because the QB goes down.

To beat Dallas, I think we need a big break in the first half and another in the second half.

Posted by: Stumped1 | September 27, 2008 2:06 AM | Report abuse

The whole team shouldn't fold, but they sure did.

I'm looking for a special teams score this week to provide us a win.

Posted by: NCICURN | September 27, 2008 4:22 AM | Report abuse

Skins need a great effort on both sides of the ball but a particularly good ground attack that eats up a lot of clock AND puts touchdowns on the board will be key to keep the Romosexual offense on the bench where it can't hurt us.

Not sure about Moss on punt returns as our recieving corp is thin and an injury to Moss could be devastating to our pass attack.

Posted by: splitbill | September 27, 2008 8:14 AM | Report abuse

Anybody see, DGreen's frequent running-mate Martin Mayhew just landed Matt Millen's vacant job? Just a little bit of love for a familiar name.

Along with Mark Murphy this makes two ex-Skin DBs as GMs in the league (actually in the same division). Can Vernon Dean be far behind? No seriously, that's awesome.

BEAT DALLAS!!!

Posted by: R_Milot | September 27, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

i predict romo throws a record 21 interceptions..the skins win big
skins:156
cowboys:3

Posted by: FAB88 | September 27, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Heyer's fine was ridiculous. I can't wait to see the rankings after we either have a very close loss or spank the brains out of 'em. You can guess who I am.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | September 27, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

They need to put a "report abuse" link after each of Jason's entries.
Posted by: p1funk |

My nomination for post of the month!

Posted by: isnadd | September 27, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

JesusFreakKaren?
I'm assuming you are not Karen, but in turn are poking fun at or mocking Karen?

I've read some of Karen's posts; don't recall particulars. In general she says she is a christian, which by the way, doesn't mean anything. Millions say they are christians.

What I recall thinking was, karen, you don't know much about the Skins why are you on this blog.
Then again, several people on here reveal when they type, their fingers are moving faster than their brains...

Other than that, Karen, may be indeed a fine person, who we would all love to have as a neighbor, knowing we could trust her...

HTTR!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 27, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

I'll admit, I'm a relatively ignorant fan, especially of history. That's why I'll never coach football on any level. I'm also poor and out of the 'skins weekly viewing area, so I don't get many games (you'd better believe I'm watching the one tomorrow though). However, I'm a committed fan, and love this team, which means I'm sticking around.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | September 27, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Did registration kill the Redskin Insider blog?

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | September 27, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Possibly Sir, but I think I'm one of the majority who is glad it's back and no more five thousand Anons who are here to stir up trouble.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | September 27, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Hey Ray, I am definately guilty of typing too fast for my brain at times. I am a die hard fan that has some pretty extensive Redskins knowledge, although less than others I am sure. I think it's great to have some people that have admittedly little football or Redskin knowledge on the blog. At least they are trying to get what they can and sometimes ask the obvious questions that others have on their minds. A Skins fan is always welcome to me. Maybe you were just letting your fingers move to fast for your brain when you made this comment, "What I recall thinking was, karen, you don't know much about the Skins why are you on this blog." Sounds kind of close minded to me. Just a thought.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

+++They need to get to Tony Romo in this game, and Carter has the best pedigree in that regard. Chris Wilson is another guy who needs to be a pass-rushing force at some point here...+++--JASNO

And this is why they invented blitzing. Skins best chance to get to Romo is to blitz Landry, Washington, Mac, Doughty, Springs and/or Horton.

Four man rush will NEVER get to this guy against Dallas Monsters. Element of surprise will keep Romo off balance and either (hopefully) get to him or open up lanes for front four.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Did registration kill the Redskin Insider blog?

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | September 27, 2008 10:24 AM

No, it just turns out that on the weekends most of the regs don't post often and the registration keeps the trolls away. Things are more civilized.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

NFL Net had Samuels and Cardinal #90 miked up for game.

They also had BEST camera angle on penalty against Heyer--which, as it turns out was bogus. It was before the whistle, NOT dirty and followed a cheap shot Cardinal took against Portis.

I'm all for protecting defenseless little people like QB's and kickers and helpless receivers going for the ball. Also against cheap shots low against interior lineman.

But ALL Heyer did was hit him hard, high and from the side, a Good hit.

Earlier on the show, after Jansen put 90 in the cheap seats the Card whined "You a backup, man. That's why you a backup. Bring back 74."

Good stuff/

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Earlier on the show, after Jansen put 90 in the cheap seats the Card whined "You a backup, man. That's why you a backup. Bring back 74."

Good stuff/

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 10:56 AM |
Boy I'd love to see that.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Possibly Sir, but I think I'm one of the majority who is glad it's back and no more five thousand Anons who are here to stir up trouble.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | September 27, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

No need to be formal here......you can just call me Anon.

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | September 27, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

+++Yeah, here's a big NO vote against Santana returning any punts. That's the straw that stirs the drink. If Zorn's blowing smoke, fine, but I think he knows better. This is week four, not a playoff game.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 26, 2008 11:55 AM +++

True, it's not a playoff game. But what chance to the Redskins have to GET to the playoffs if in two weeks they are 1-4?

This is an All Hands on Deck week, as is next week. If Moss breaks one, it can turn the tide of the game, give an enormous emotional lift.

Fella named Gibbs had a good punt returner named Green. Rarely used him. Just when necessary.

If a Dallas game isn't the very definition of "necessary," I don't know what is.|

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

I still think Thrash should be returning punts. He has the experience and he's pretty tough. He's not going to outrun a lot of people but he's going to run straight up field.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

ST:
1. Rock continues to gobble KO return yards
2. Kharey Campbell forces a fumble

Posted by: chrislarry | September 26, 2008 12:08 PM


Good analysis, except for this. The BEST thing that can happen is Rock only runs back ONE kickoff, because that's the only time Dallas kicks off.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

+++Another brainwashed troglidite.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 26, 2008 11:34 PM+++

I LIVE for moments like this.

Check your spelling and grammar when insulting people's intelligence or you are leaving yourself open for an easy comeback.

scampbell... You get a rare TRIPLE-HEADER. Three, count 'em three mistakes in ONE WORD.

First, it's capitalized. Second it's "o" not "i" and third, it's "Y" not "I"

"Troglodyte."

What next--calling Obama supporters "Eleetysts"?

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

+++So the fact that McCain even stood up to Obama in a public debate forum such as this was pretty good.
Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 12:14 AM+++

Oh please scampbell. Who do you think you’re fooling with your “objective” analysis?

If McCain had farted “Who Let the Dog’s Out?”, bragged he’d just boinked Barbara Bush, spoken in Tongues then tried to French kiss Biden, you’d STILL have claimed he “won” the debate.

Your argument is about as convincing as Grampy driving to one of his nine homes in one of his 13 cars and claiming Obama is really the Elitist.

Debate, Schmedate. What THIS election should really be about is should the candidate from the same party as the current administration be elected? The electorate should consider that McCain supported Bush more than 90% of the time, and promises more of the same.

And remember that the Bush administration took this country from a SURPLUS in the Treasury and no wars and got us into the wrong war while the man who attacked us roams free. It ignored veterans, let a major city die, oversaw oil price skyrocket whil ignoring alternate fuels, ignored the Environment, and destroyed America’s worldwide good will.

Then, when it needed a finishing kick to cement its role of worst Presidency in History, it put the country on the brink of economic ruin due to its ongoing policies of deregulation, tax cuts for the rich and profligate spending so egregious both Liberals AND conservatives disapprove.

It is an indictment of a dumbed down country that the election will be decided instead on the color of one candidate’s skin and the fact that the single least qualified VP candidate ever nominated—incuding the crazy guy-- is perky, sexy and hot.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately registration didn't block Corkczar's posts. Spewing politics and a mathematical genius. Kinda impossible to be 1-4 when we are already 2-1. Just admit you are not a Redskins fan, don't watch the games but just come on here to have a feeling of self worth.

Posted by: F_Registration | September 27, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

WE WANT DALLAS

Posted by: jstack34 | September 27, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Too pretty a day out here in Portland to spend on the blog (much as I'd like to, y'know) but I want to second the notion that, yes indeed, WE WANT DALLAS.

And what a happy coincidence that just as we want 'em, we're gonna get 'em tomorrow. Love how that works out.

Hail to the burgundy and gold. Let's kick some star-spangled ass tomorrow.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 27, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Yea Corky, you're right, the Democratic congress had nothing to do with any of it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Oh please scampbell. Who do you think you’re fooling with your “objective” analysis?

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 11:51 AM

Oh, and I never said it was objective, I just said I was commenting on the asthetics. Oh and your a pompuos windbag that thinks yours is the only opinion that matters. Your a close minded liberal which, in my experience, is the only kind. That's why they want all the control so they can tell everyone how to run their lives. Do us all a favor and keep your arrogant @$$ mouth shut for a change.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I forgot, Corkie the Tard is the resident spell checker too. Whatever keeps you feeling superior Corky.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I can't base this on anything tangible but the recent success Moss has been having (ie playing like himself again) gives me the impression that Devin Thomas has a huge game.

Chris Horton and Carlos Rogers.... may you both be game changers.

Springs.... you have the opportunity to to remove 25% of Dallas' Offense if you play well against TO.

JC.... make them pay.

Well, with my Saturday affirmations to the team concluded..... Hail To The Redskins, baby!

Posted by: AppleScience | September 27, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, whoa...guys...or...gals. Dont you see? This is exactly what the Cowpies want...
We need to unite as Redskins and throw out all the other petty differences if we expect to win tomorrow.

WE WANT DALLAS!

....not political opinions...that being said...

F McCain
F Bush
F Palin (god willing, in the arse, where she likes it ;-)

I mean cmon, we're 4-2 in the last six against these Homo's. Even with a new coach, our D, running game, and player core are still the same!! We OWN these fools!

F the COWBOYS!!!

let me here everyone say it...loud and clear!!! sign off!!!

F the COWBOYS!!!

HAIL!!!

Posted by: GimmyDatPot | September 27, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

F the COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

"It is an indictment of a dumbed down country that the election will be decided instead on the color of one candidate’s skin and the fact that the single least qualified VP candidate ever nominated—incuding the crazy guy-- is perky, sexy and hot."

Did you make that up yourself or just retype it from a David Axelrod tip sheet?

Posted by: JimmieBise | September 27, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

"It is an indictment of a dumbed down country that the election will be decided instead on the color of one candidate’s skin and the fact that the single least qualified VP candidate ever nominated—incuding the crazy guy-- is perky, sexy and hot."

Did you make that up yourself or just retype it from a David Axelrod tip sheet?

Posted by: JimmieBise | September 27, 2008 2:06 PM

Not to mention the single least qualified Pres candidate ever nominated- but of course the VP is more important.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

To me the whole 'D' has to play out of their heads. They need to keep in Romo's face all day and they need to limit the Cowboys to several 3 and out drives. They must keep the Cowboys 'O' off the field. They just have so many weapons,even if you limit T.O, Witten and Barber what are you going to do ith Felix Jones. He hasn't played much in the first three games but he has killed the Browns, Eagles and Packers 'Ds.' Check out what the Cowboys are saying about the rivalry at:
http://myteamrivals.typepad.com/cowboysredskins/

Posted by: MyTeamRivals | September 27, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Here's a little scouting for this week's game from PFT:

TED SUNDQUIST’S WEEK FOUR SCOUTING REPORTS: REDSKINS AT COWBOYS
Posted by Mike Florio on September 26, 2008, 3:07 p.m. EDT
[Editor’s note: Former Broncos G.M. Ted Sundquist looks at one of the more compelling games of the weekend — a clash between the two teams that used to rule the NFC East. This year, the Redskins have rebounded from a poor Week One showing, and the Cowboys look every bit as good as everyone expected them to be.]

This is the continuation of one of the most storied rivalries in professional football. My memories go back to Staubach and Hayes, Kilmer and Brown, “Whistlin’ Ray vs Chief Zee”. These two seemed to always be battling it out for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl; year after year, decade after decade. Now, in what has to be the most competitive division in pro football, the two meet again in a critical early match up to keep pace in the fast-moving NFC East.

Dallas has taken their preseason mantra of “NFC favorite” and established almost a bully-like presence over the first three weeks of the season. They soundly beat the Browns, stayed in stride with the Eagles and went into Green Bay to press the pause button on “Rogers-mania.” They’ve done it behind a balanced offense ranked 1st overall – 3rd in passing and 9th in rushing. Marion Barber III has comfortably taken over the role as the primary back in the Cowboy running game. A s teams lock down on T.O., TE Jason Witten has emerged as the 3rd leading receiver in the League. And QB Tony Romo is passing at 67.4% clip, equating to a 103.2 rating. The Cowboys are loaded with weapons.

KEY #1 to this game will be getting off to a quick jump on the Redskins defense. Washington has been a bit stingy with opponents in the first and fourth quarters, allowing a total of 10 points in 3 games. The Cowboys have relied upon their big-play ability (1st in NFL) to pile up early leads (3rd in points scored) and clamp down with their defense in the second half. The Redskins have proven to be somewhat slower out of the box, depending on a second-half push to secure both wins. T.O. is due for a break out performance. In Week 11 of last season, Owens scorched the Redskins for 8 receptions, 173 yards and 4 TD’s. Dallas won 28-23. Look for FS Laron Landry to play a major factor in trying to squeeze the deep seams where Dallas likes to employ Owens.

Jason Campbell is beginning to show the promise that Washington expected when they traded for our (Denver’s) first round pick four years ago. Campbell has shown a patient efficiency the past two weeks improving his overall completion percentage to 65.6. He is avoiding the big mistake (0 interceptions) and is getting fairly solid protection, as well as poise in the face of blitz packages. More than anything, I feel Campbell playing within the system and keeping the chains moving. The Dallas defense is going to want to disrupt this newfound rhythm and they are just the unit to do it. Washington will try to keep things manageable in the face of Dallas pressure, behind the running game of Portis/Betts and working the short passing game on 3rd down. The Redskins have struggled in coverting 3rd down and medium-to-short, and therefore are a bit above the League average in three-and-outs. Washington can ill afford to give the ball back to Dallas often.

KEY #2 will be the ability of the Cowboys to shut down TE Chris Cooley as an outlet for Campbell. Cooley is a reliable option in the Redskins offense and has done most of his damage on 1st and 2nd down. Look for Head Coach Jim Zorn to get Cooley more involved later in the series to keep the chains moving and sustain some drives on the road. The Cowboys defense has been extremely efficient in shutting down opponents on 3rd and four or less. Washington has done little to get their RB’s involved in the passing game, so stopping Cooley will be paramount for Dallas getting the ball back in the hands of their explosive offense.

Washington wants to send a message to Philadelphia and New York that they have to be considered in this four-way race for the East. Nothing would be heard louder than to go into Texas Stadium and take one from the ‘Boys. Certainly, it’s no revelation that the ‘Skins will need to put pressure on Tony Romo. But clearly the 3 sacks and 7 hurries the Packers were able to generate disrupted the Cowboy passing game, reducing both his completion % (56.7) and rating (82.6). Washington will have to find a way to generate some heat without starting DE Jason Taylor (calf) and Romo is one of the better QB’s at punishing a defense for the blitz.

KEY #3 will be getting some stepped up production from veteran DE Andre Carter off the edge. Carter has one sack to date after having tallied 10.5 in ’07. With Taylor gone, Dallas will shift its attention and blocking schemes towards Carter. If Carter can keep them at the best occupied or better yet, generate some pressure, this may open up some room for likes of DE Demetric Evans or DT Cornelius Griffin from the backside. Green Bay seemed to have Dallas OT’s Flozell Adams and Marc Colombo in somewhat of a state of flux.

Where’s Clinton Portis? This is arguably one of my favorite players that we drafted in Denver. There was no finer combination of speed, quickness ,and power for two seasons (’02 and ’03). Portis gave defenses fits with his big play ability and “pound it inside” strength. He has excellent hands and presents a threat out of the backfield off the screen or as an outlet receiver. He redefined how the Broncos thereafter scouted their running backs. KEY #4 is Washington’s ability to establish a running game and get Portis involved early. The Redskins will need to keep the pressure off Campbell and put him in some situations where he can excel in the short passing game, moving the chains and keeping the ball in their own hands. The ‘Skins are left-handed in this young season, looking to run behind OT Chris Samuels and OG Pete Kendall for the bulk of their rushing yards. Portis will need to be in the 4.0+ (WAS is averaging over 6.0 to their left) per carry range for Washington to stay on schedule.

KEY #5 will be the punting of Washington’s rookie Durant Brooks. Brooks has more than struggled this season with a 38.6 average and 32.5 net. Opponents are returning over 11 yards per punt (ranked 24th) and the Redskins have already been hit with a 55 yard TD. Dallas’ Adam Jones has yet to break out as advertised, but this could be the week to hit a big one. Washington will need every advantage in establishing field position that it can possibly create and it will start with improvement on the punt team.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 27, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I admit that I pay the NFL money so that I can listen on their crummy RealPlayer. Meh, it's cheaper than the dish...

I think it's a licensing thing with ESPN930 or whatever you call it. You can listen to the pregame on their website, but the broadcast of the game is property of the NFofL, so they are they folks you have to pay to listen...

Posted by: MNSkinsFan | September 26, 2008 6:19 PM


Um...huh?

MN, I listen to the Skins radio broadcasts (Sonny, Sam & *gag* Larry) for free every week on espn980.com.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but if you're paying the NFL in order to do the same thing, you're wasting your money.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 27, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

not a whole lot of sound off's, Scamp....sigh...either our brethren have better things to do on a saturday, or we are the best and biggest fans!!!

HAIL!!

Posted by: GimmyDatPot | September 27, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I for one am not scared of Dallas anymore...growing up in SE Texas, i used to hate Dallas week, cuz i knew Troy and Emmitt would tear em a new one when they played.

But that is the past, and our team now has no fear of the Girls...

F....i cant wait till Sunday...the fact that it's a late game is just gonna make the anticipation so much more intense.

Posted by: GimmyDatPot | September 27, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Probly a little of both GDP. My wife is at work so...

GO SKINS!!!
F the romosexuals!!!
HAIL!!!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Not to mention the single least qualified Pres candidate ever nominated- but of course the VP is more important.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 2:08 PM

Dude. Please give it a rest. You aren't going to change anyone's mind here with your ad hominem attacks. Remember, only flies are attracted to [garbage]. If you must talk politics, instead of trying to tear Obama down why don't post some postives about McCain. Otherwise, you really shoudl keep it football.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 27, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I have to say, registration being back is awesome. I kinda liked the freeflowing conversation and nonsense. Even though I don't post as much as before (too busy), it was still fun to read the silly tangents while eating lunch or when stuck in a boring meeting.

That said, the conversation on The Fix and here is so much more civil. Thanks WashPo team!

Posted by: PDiddy | September 27, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

It's under 24 hrs away now.

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 27, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

It is an indictment of a dumbed down country that the election will be decided instead on the color of one candidate’s skin

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 11:51 AM


Riiight. It's because Obama's black. It has absolutely nothing to do that he's the most liberal senator in a country where the majority of the populace regularly identifies itself as conservative, irrespective of party affiliation.

Opposition to Obama couldn't be due his being perceived as a pseudo-intellectual and the fact that he's got no significant accomplishments that he can claim. Blasphemy! It's his race.

Opposition to Obama couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that he worked closely for years with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, and got his start in politics with Ayers' help. No, that can't be it. It's gotta be 'cause he's black.

Opposition to Obama couldn't be due in part to Obama's 20-year membership in the flock of (and his mentoring by) a radical, America-hating pastor. No, no. It's gotta be his race.

Opposition to Obama certainly couldn't have anything to do with the fact that he owes his very home to convicted felon Tony Rezko, poster child for the corrupt Chicago political machine. Nah. It's the skin thing.

Opposition to Obama surely couldn't have anything to do with the fact that he was a fervent disciple of the teachings of Chicago Marxist Saul Alinsky, father of "community organizing," who advocated a slow and stealthy takeover of government and public institutions by means of systematic deception to turn them socialist. That's the sort of thing that regular people who pay attention have been seeing happen for years, so might that be why Obama sets off red flags? Of course not. It's his race. Duh.

Opposition to Obama couldn't be due to the fact that he's far more interested in trying to make the United States more like (and liked by) Europe than in celebrating and accentuating the American exceptionalism that vaulted the United States to its position of prominence in just a fraction of the lives of the stagnant socialized states that he wishes to emulate. Don't be ridiculous. That's not why they don't like him. It's because he's black.

I assume that your allegation refers to this AP story claiming that many white Democrats won't vote for Obama because he's black. Never mind that the AP buried the real nut of the story down in Paragraph 13:

"Race is not the biggest factor driving Democrats and independents away from Obama. Doubts about his competency loom even larger, the poll indicates. More than a quarter of all Democrats expressed doubt that Obama can bring about the change they want, and they are likely to vote against him because of that."

Bottom line, it's conservative Democrats who are the key group not backing Obama. They are the "Reagan Democrats" who went for Reagan over Carter and Mondale. Why did they vote for Reagan? Ideology. Reagan was a conservative, Carter and Mondale were not.

Of course, in Mondale's case, they probably went against him because he picked a woman to be his veep, whereas McCain...wait, I guess that doesn't work, does it? So it must be that whole ideology thing again, trumping other things like gender or race.


Corkczar has given us a glimpse of what it will be like if Obama is elected:

Every criticism of a President Obama will be derided as racism.

My, won't that be constructive?

Posted by: freakzilla | September 27, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

There were about eleven people with McCain/Palin* signs standing out in the rain on 198 a minute ago. Folks, it's raining and it's Maryland. You can go on home.

*This message entirely unapproved of.

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 27, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Also, even though he probably would have turned up his nose at everything I just wrote, R.I.P. Paul Newman.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 27, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

scamp, McCain did stumble a bit on the name of the guy from Iran ... 4thdenmenijad.

Posted by: dcsween | September 26, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Good pickup.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 27, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

No, it just turns out that on the weekends most of the regs don't post often and the registration keeps the trolls away. Things are more civilized.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 10:52 AM

I guess I'll believe that things are more civilized if they're still civilized after the next time the Redskins lose. But, yeah, for now a lot of the terds have been flushed down the toilets. (And yes, Corktsar, I know the correct spelling of terds and Corktsar).

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 27, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

4thdenmenijad...

Hey, welcome to Redskins Insider Insider!

Posted by: daggar | September 27, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks we're having trouble adjusting to the Zorn era should check out the Michigan game... 21 plays, 20 total yards, two interceptions, three fumbles...

they're still only a couple of scores down!

Posted by: daggar | September 27, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

How many "anonymouses" will there be now that we have to register again?

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

and we should be able to get at least one of those scores before november.

Posted by: daggar | September 27, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Colorado hamsters: any interest in getting together at a bar with a large HD TV for the big game? totally open to suggestions. . .

write me if interested:

Skinsfan8KaboveMSL@hotmail.com

might be a good one to get together for. . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | September 27, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

P: yo into the new Heroes yet? got to admit that season cut short has got me kinda waffling. . .

saw the 2-hour episode and am not sure all the twists are worth it, will sicwidit for another couple episodes to see where it's going. . .

glad to see that The Unit and Life are back on . . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | September 27, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

last one. . .

need some fantasy help. . .

who would you start: Jonathan Stewart or Correl Buckhalter?

too stupid to check whether or not the backup kicker had a bye the same week as the starter. DOH! ! !

anyway, need all the help I can get this week . . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | September 27, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Hail Hamsters!

tick, tick, tick,


The Star Spangled Banner
Jimi Hendrix

Posted by: Stumped1 | September 27, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Did registration kill the Redskin Insider blog?

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | September 27, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Yes. Half the fun of visiting here was posting some mockery of JaLa and signing his own name to it.

Posted by: p1funk | September 27, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Not to mention the single least qualified Pres candidate ever nominated- but of course the VP is more important.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 2:08 PM

Dude. Please give it a rest. You aren't going to change anyone's mind here with your ad hominem attacks. Remember, only flies are attracted to [garbage]. If you must talk politics, instead of trying to tear Obama down why don't post some postives about McCain. Otherwise, you really shoudl keep it football.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 27, 2008 3:39 PM

Yea, like I wasn't just responding to what one person said about a republican VP. A VP no less, but my point about the Presedential candidate was uncalled for. You sound like all the other communists.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and so you know jerkinghand, I don't particularly like McCain. I just dislike Obama more. I don't think there is much to choose from at all.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone seen any media person anywhere pick the Skins to win? I sure haven't. That used to be a good sign.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Also, even though he probably would have turned up his nose at everything I just wrote, R.I.P. Paul Newman.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 27, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

He also would have hated your alfredo sauce. Too eggy.

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 27, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

I was just reading some comments on Fox sports and it seems that everytime someone types Marshawn Lynch's name it is automatically censored. Pretty sad statement if you ask me.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

I don't get why Lynch's name would be censored. Thats kinda over the top.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 27, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

looks like I did not miss much on here over the past 24 hours.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 27, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone seen any media person anywhere pick the Skins to win? I sure haven't. That used to be a good sign.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse
********************************************

Not one yet that I've seen is pickin' Skins.
I think the Jason Taylor news is probably thought to be too much to ask, knowing this team must put pressure on Romo tomorrow or they don't stand a chance.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 27, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80b24d5b

Why would we get on NFL.com and tell what we prefer Dallas to do?
Do we want to be on TV that badly?

HTTR!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 27, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Rod Woodson on the NFL Network picked the Skins to win in an upset - not sure if we could call Rod a "media" person though. He's the only person I've seen pick us - JLC and Jason Reid both picked the Cowboys (J Reid usually picks us).

By the way, what happened to the Hard Knocks curse? Guess it bypassed the Cowboys :(

Posted by: Lisa_R | September 27, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Not one yet that I've seen is pickin' Skins.
I think the Jason Taylor news is probably thought to be too much to ask, knowing this team must put pressure on Romo tomorrow or they don't stand a chance.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 27, 2008 6:51 PM


We didn't have JT last year and only lost by 4 in Dallas and spanked 'em in Landover 27-6. Let's hope that JT doesn't matter THAT much for one game...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 27, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

See Ray, I have a different perspective on the JT thing. The Cowboys mostly run to the right. This puts JT under the gun to stop the run. Now contrary to popular belief JT is pretty good against the run but it is not his strong suit. With the size of the Dallas line, though, I think we are better served with more size and run stopping ability in that spot. I think Evans gives us that. Of course pressure on Romo is important but pro teams win and die by the run first. Establish the run and stop the run.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Why would we get on NFL.com and tell what we prefer Dallas to do?
Do we want to be on TV that badly?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 27, 2008 7:10 PM

I think it's obvious WHAT we want to do in the game. That's true of any game against any opponent. It's HOW we do it that needs to be a secret.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 27, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

scamp, McCain did stumble a bit on the name of the guy from Iran ... 4thdenmenijad.

Posted by: dcsween | September 26, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Good pickup.....

Posted by: 4thFloor

who really cares about the pronunciation of an Iranian dictator?

The Skins, let's face it will need a turnover or two to steal one from the cowgirls in big D. I would love to see JC continue his progression. A few of you may recall me being particularly critical of him. I still am, but would love to be proven wrong and see the Skins win!
Go Skins!!

Posted by: lsskinsfan | September 27, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

lsskinsfan,

Romo's usually good for a pick or two. I'll be disappointed if we don't get at least one. Don't be surprised to see Smoot get one in this game. You heard it here first...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 27, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Rod Woodson picked us to win?
I missed that.

Hey, I agree, I do actually think Demetric Evans will help us more vs. the running game of Dallas.

I was responding to why the almost unanimous response of the sports media has been to predict a Dallas victory.

HTTR!

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | September 27, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

i hope you're right brownwood!

I'd like to see a pick late in the game when we're trying to hold on to a slim margin, or get the ball back to kick a FG to win!!!!

Posted by: lsskinsfan | September 27, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

who really cares about the pronunciation of an Iranian dictator?

The Skins, let's face it will need a turnover or two to steal one from the cowgirls in big D. I would love to see JC continue his progression. A few of you may recall me being particularly critical of him. I still am, but would love to be proven wrong and see the Skins win!
Go Skins!!


Posted by: lsskinsfan | September 27, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Probably his mommy. Anyhooters, we definately need to keep our plus margin in turnovers going in order to win this game. We really need to have almost a mistake free game.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

I don't get why Lynch's name would be censored. Thats kinda over the top.

It's the same technology that brought us the famous US sprinter "Randall Homosexual".

Posted by: daggar | September 27, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

nyhooters, we definately need to keep our plus margin in turnovers going in order to win this game.

Unfortunately, you can ask Wisconsin if that's a useful metric. Turns out Joey T is right -- the only rule is that you have to score more points than the other team.

Posted by: daggar | September 27, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of plus ratios on turnovers, I'm very pleasantly surprised to be at +5 three games in.

That's how you win ball games.

Anyone remember where the '91 Skins finished on turnovers? I recall it being in the +15 area.

Then again, time can inflate these things in the ol' memory. I remember Charlie Brown as being 6'4".

Posted by: freakzilla | September 27, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Charlie Brown was my favorite back in the day.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Since it is the week we play the girls I will start and end this non-skins post with:

F DALLAS!

WOW! The Georgia Bulldogs are getting thumped big time by Alabama 31-0!!

F DALLAS

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone seen any media person anywhere pick the Skins to win? I sure haven't. That used to be a good sign.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse
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I'm expecting that Jimmy Johnson will pick us on the pre-game tomorrow. I know, it's out of character, but the guy will be having a bad hair day.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 27, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

+++Your a close minded liberal which, in my experience, is the only kind. That's why they want all the control so they can tell everyone how to run their lives.
Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 1:53 PM+++

Here's a shocker. Stumped for any intelligent retort, Scampbell defaults to the standard swiftboat-inspired position of insulting someone who has out-argued him.

All anyone needs to know is I stated quite simply--and backed it up--that the last eight years of Bush were the worst Presidential Administration in history.

And John McCain would be more of the same, and his nominee for Veep is the worst nominee ever.

And all you did was insult me for "arrogance"? I don't have to be arrogant. everyone reading this knows someone effected by the war in Iraq, has lost a lot of money due to Bush's policies, and knows that McCain isn't about change, he's about more of the same.

That's not arrogance, scampbell. That's just the facts, Jack.

Oh, and HTTR.


Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

WOW! The Georgia Bulldogs are getting thumped big time by Alabama 31-0!!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2008 9:02 PM

Do you think The Truth will be able to figure out registration to come up here and explain to us Monday why Georgia should still be ranked number 1?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 27, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Guess it'll be a while before they bust out those black shirts again.

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 27, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Do you think The Truth will be able to figure out registration to come up here and explain to us Monday why Georgia should still be ranked number 1?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 27, 2008 9:05 PM

No chance! Not sure how he found this site in the first place. Plus, unless something changes dramatically in the 2nd half, we will not be hearing from him next week.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

And John McCain would be more of the same, and his nominee for Veep is the worst nominee ever.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 9:05 PM |

Three others come to mind: Dan Quayle, Spiro Agnew and that scumbucket, John Edwards.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 27, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

+++Unfortunately registration didn't block Corkczar's posts. Spewing politics and a mathematical genius. Kinda impossible to be 1-4 when we are already 2-1. Just admit you are not a Redskins fan, don't watch the games but just come on here to have a feeling of self worth.

Posted by: F_Registration | September 27, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse+++

Typo.

And another ad Hominum attack. What a surprise! Ain't nobody gonna actually BACK Granpa?

Come on "F"--may I call you "F"?--at least deny the fact McCain farted "Who Let the dog's Out,?" or say something nice about his Hotty Hotty Veep Chick.

But just as Nixon defended his wife's republican cloth coat, I must stand up to your absurd accusation that I'm not a Redskin fan. Do you think I'd put up with Right Wing bozos like you and keep coming here if I wasn't?

Oh, and HTTR!

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Corkczar--Are you the same guy who posted as "Corkczar" before we had registration? The pre-registration Corkczar seemed more mellow and laid back.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 27, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Yea, like I wasn't just responding to what one person said about a republican VP. A VP no less, but my point about the Presedential candidate was uncalled for. You sound like all the other communists.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 5:54 PM

Oh, and so you know jerkinghand, I don't particularly like McCain. I just dislike Obama more. I don't think there is much to choose from at all.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 5:57 PM |

How old are you? Why is it so hard for you to engage in discourse without resorting to name calling. Is this how you handle disagreements at the office or whereever you work or go to school? Or do you reserve this behavior for the internet?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 27, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

I may be crazy but I think I like the DE by committee (Evans on most downs and Wilson et al on obvious passing downs) a little better than I like having Jason Taylor (at least the way he's been playing lately) when it comes to this matchup. This conglomeration of lineman may actually provide more balance in that position.

Posted by: FITS | September 27, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

++++Corkczar has given us a glimpse of what it will be like if Obama is elected:

Every criticism of a President Obama will be derided as racism.

My, won't that be constructive?
Posted by: freakzilla | September 27, 2008 4:27 PM+++

All you are doing is helping me make my point. Like Scampbell, you don't defend your candidate, you don't talk him up, you don't sing his praises. All you do is attack the other guy, using a series of Karl Rove lies and talking points.

Of course if I had to play the hand you were playing, I'd probably do the same thing.

As for your accusation--naah---I'll probably pretend I'm a Republican and blame ALL the country's woes on Clintons' Hummer.

Nothing on the 9 houses? Or the 13 cars? Or the state of the Economy? Or Bin Laden holding Tupperwear Parties in Pakistan? Or the Taliban's comeback in Afghanistan? Or New Orleans? Or Oil Prices? Or the Environment?

Nice Snarkiness though. Doesn't really work on us Eleeetysts.

Oh, and HTTR!


Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

I leav Reskins fans, Left and Right, with something we can all agree upon....

Hail to the Redskins !
Hail to victory !
Braves on the war path !
Fight for old D.C !
Run or pass and score,
We want a lot more !
Beat em, Swamp em, Touchdown,
Let the points soar !
Fight on... Fight On...
Til you have won,
Sons of Washington !

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Redskin! Not Reskin!

Posted by: Corkczar | September 27, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Here's something for you learnedhand. McCain has experience, Obama does not. Obama says let's sit down and talk to (Iranian Tyrant name inserted here). He's a criminal. That's like saying, "Let's sit down and negotiate with Charles Manson." You can't negotiate with crazy and psychotic. Let's talk about economics shall we. this is for you too Corky. Everyone wants to blame economic policy on the president. I guess Congress (which is primarily democrat) wouldn't have anything to do with that. Or the general public for that matter. The general public has taken out loans that they can't afford because banks were irresponsible enough to offer them to these same people. this same public has run up tons of credit card debt with know thought to what might happen if they couldn't pay these things back. Copmound that with the arrogance to think that our jobs cannot be replaced by someone for cheaper and boom, economy falls apart. But lets blame this mess on the President. I don't agree with a lot of what Bush, McCain, or Obama say. If I could I would pick policies and opinions from all of them and meld them into one. Unfortunately we don't have that problem. The reason I tear down is because I don't see much positive from any of them. I don't build up "My Candidate" because I don't have one. They all suck, Obama just sucks the worst. Trickle down economics doesn't work but neither does taxing the hell out of everyone to pay for people that won't do for themselves and big government. The reality needs to be somewhere in the middle. I was actually in a position at one time (briefly) where I needed some assistance from the government for medical reasons but I got a BS very low wage job to hold me over (until I could get my act straight and get back to what I typically do) so I wasn't eligible for that assistance. It was only available for people who weren't trying to help themselves. How do I know this? That smae office had a 1000 low pay jobs for people listed right there but the people getting their "assistance" just picked up their checks and stamps and walked right by them without even a sideways glance. That's why I hate the Democrats. They are full of sh!t. The government takes my tax dollars and uses them for some useful things and to supposedly help people that need it but spend it on mostly crap. Well I didn't know how to work the system when I truly needed it so I was screwed.
Want something that McCain is right about? Try letting up in Iraq and moving everything to Afghanistan and see what happens. All the people fighting in Af. move back to blowing sh!t up in Iraq and moving that country back towards more instability (not that it's all that stable right now.) We've got to get to a point where the Iraqis can take care of themselves before we pull everything out to move to the next battlefield. Everyone wants to point fingers (including myself) at the past mistakes, well that's great, except they're already made. Okay, so learn from them instead of focusing on them and MOVE ON.
In summary McCain experienced and right about how to proceed about war, although probably wrong about how it should have been started. Obama, right about who to tax, wrong about how to run a country, we don't need to big government and that kind of spending.

End of long political tyrade and end to my discussions about politics (again). I cannot be trusted to be cordial when discussing these issues.
HTTR!!!!!1

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

HOW 'BOUT DEM BULLDOGS!!!!!

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

and bama can loose the rest of its games...their job is done. looks like usc picked a very good week to lose.

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

can't wait till TT shows up...lol...ha haaa and go Terps! they should be ranked this week. back to back wins against ranked teams. go fridge!

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Where is the truth? He's got to be crying over this one.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 27, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, folks. My one and only political post. McCain will lose because Bush has done to the GOP what Jimmy Carter did to the Democrats.

Racism, misogyny, ageism... these all play some role, but the bottom line is competence. And Sarah Palin isn't doing her ticket any favors among people who value competence. Jimmy Carter, followed by Ronald Reagan created a hole new generation of Republicans.

Once again, a new generation is upon us, and some may remember the good times under Clinton. All have experienced 8 pretty lousy years under Bush.

A new generation of Democrats has been created thanks to Bush, and this is nowhere more apparent than in the ranks of the military. The military used to be a very reliable GOP constituency, I can assure you this is no longer the case with many of the junior troops.

George W. Bush is personally ushering in the Obama era.

HTTR!

Posted by: Alan4 | September 27, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

mike patrick has to be the most annoying announcer...he just said "oklahoma has to be the best team..." ummmmmmmm let's see is it because they'll be #1 after this week? meanwhile #8 put a whooping on #3 on the road...what an idiot...and i'm no bama fan as a matter of fact i hate saban. shmuck!

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

That Stafford is some QB!

Way to go Tide!!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

skins 20
girls 16

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the weekend for upsets...hmmm...

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 27, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

lol and mike patrick was saying this about mathew stafford in the 4th quarter while the dogs were down 41-24 "Mathew stafford has SOME arm...he just ZIPPED it in there..." wow...what a fc k ing moron

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

holy shti!!!!!!!!!! this from peter the clown "rams will fire scott linehan if the rams lose sunday" LOL...is lane kifin fired yet?

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

btw...so far vinny and snyder are looking like geniuses by firing al saunders and gregg williams.

Posted by: dealer1 | September 27, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

The real reason for registration: only JLC's online harem take the trouble to regularly register and post. Welcome to the new Redskins Vendetta Echo Chamber!!!!

Posted by: hithere1 | September 27, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

hey scamp and freakzilla....wow looks like we agree on nothing except love for skins, but thats still a good common ground. You both sound beyond ridiculous to me, but hey thats america, little pink houses for you and me!

go skins!!!!!!

skins 27 dallas 24...OT

Posted by: chrislarry | September 28, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

All you are doing is helping me make my point. Like Scampbell, you don't defend your candidate, you don't talk him up, you don't sing his praises.

Because he's not "my candidate," Corky. I've never been a big McCain fan, but he's a hell of a lot better of a choice than a dangerously naive, full-fledged socialist like Obama.

Furthermore, I was responding to your nearsighted, condescending comment about Obama's race being the reason why so many people don't support him. (Corky, are you really Jack Cafferty?) McCain isn't the issue here. The issue, raised by you, is Obama and race, and I listed a series of reasons why people oppose Obama, that have nothing to do with race. If you don't like it, refrain from spewing garbage like that in the future.


All you do is attack the other guy, using a series of Karl Rove lies and talking points.

Everything I said is 100% factual, Corky. Show me where anything that I said is false.

Obama DID have a multi-year relationship with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, serving on the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which Ayers started. And Obama's political coming out fundraising party was hosted by Ayers in Ayers' home. Facts. Obama likes to say that he was only eight years old when Ayers was committing his atrocities. Yeah, but Obama was 35 when he began his relationship with Ayers. Well, I'm 34, and I'm old enough to know that the proper answer when propositioned by a terrorist is, "Go F yourself." What's Obama's excuse?

Obama DID attend the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years, and Wright WAS a mentor to Obama. Wright DID regularly make inflammatory and anti-American statements from the pulpit. Facts. Obama only distanced himself from Wright when the shti started to hit the political fan, claiming that somehow in a 20-year close relationship, he'd never heard Wright make such statements. Uh huh.

Convicted felon Tony Rezko DID aid Obama in buying his home, by paying full price for adjacent land so that Obama could pay $300,000 below asking price for the home. During this whole transaction, Obama had full knowledge that Rezko was under federal indictment for money laundering, fraud, aiding bribery and attempted extortion. 100% complete FACT.

Saul Alinsky WAS a Marxist and IS widely considered to be the father of "community organizing." In his book "Rules for Radicals," Alinsky set forth his philosophy of infiltrating positions of power by appearing to be as mainstream as possible to avoid spooking the middle class, and then once in positions of power, to implement socialist/communist policies. Obama studied these philosophies and then taught the Alinsky method himself as a community organizer. These are FACTS. Obama was enough of an Alinsky disciple that in 1990 he authored a chapter (it's chapter 4) in the tribute anthology "After Alinsky."


If you'll show me where I've said anything that isn't true, I'll gladly retract it.


Cheers!

Posted by: freakzilla | September 28, 2008 2:11 AM | Report abuse

There's a sad story today in Marc Fisher's column about Jason Campbell phoning to comfort a woman dying of cancer:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/27/AR2008092702633.html?hpid=news-col-blogs

Apparently, a lot more of this goes on than we hear about and the team's vice president for community relations said "The players are great about this sort of thing." It's got to be pretty tough to pick up the phone and talk ten minutes to a dying woman you've never met.

One nugget down in the story is "The Redskins sometimes quietly arrange for dying patients to attend a last game. There's even a semi-secret location just off the playing field where the team arranges for some critically ill fans to meet players for autographs."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 28, 2008 7:36 AM | Report abuse

There's a sad story today in Marc Fisher's column about Jason Campbell phoning to comfort a woman dying of cancer:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/27/AR2008092702633.html?hpid=news-col-blogs

Apparently, a lot more of this goes on than we hear about and the team's vice president for community relations said "The players are great about this sort of thing." It's got to be pretty tough to pick up the phone and talk ten minutes to a dying woman you've never met.

One nugget down in the story is "The Redskins sometimes quietly arrange for dying patients to attend a last game. There's even a semi-secret location just off the playing field where the team arranges for some critically ill fans to meet players for autographs."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 28, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Good morning....I'll supply a new thread shortly. Thanks for mentioning that column, Talent.

Posted by: CindyBoren | September 28, 2008 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Good morning....I'll supply a new thread shortly. Thanks for mentioning that column, Talent.

Posted by: CindyBoren | September 28, 2008 7:55 AM

It was so good, that I mentioned it twice. Not sure how the second one happened. Unsolved mysteries of the internet.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 28, 2008 8:17 AM | Report abuse

hey scamp and freakzilla....wow looks like we agree on nothing except love for skins, but thats still a good common ground. You both sound beyond ridiculous to me, but hey thats america, little pink houses for you and me!

go skins!!!!!!

skins 27 dallas 24...OT

Posted by: chrislarry | September 28, 2008 1:22 AM

Yep cL, that's good enough for me. I just get overly animated about certain things. I DO believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion and pursuit of their own version of the American dream. That's what makes this country great, no matter who is "running" it.
HTTR!!!!!!!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 28, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

hey scamp and freakzilla....wow looks like we agree on nothing except love for skins, but thats still a good common ground. You both sound beyond ridiculous to me, but hey thats america, little pink houses for you and me!

go skins!!!!!!

skins 27 dallas 24...OT

Posted by: chrislarry | September 28, 2008 1:22 AM

Yep cL, that's good enough for me. I just get overly animated about certain things. I DO believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion and pursuit of their own version of the American dream. That's what makes this country great, no matter who is "running" it.
HTTR!!!!!!!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 28, 2008 8:33 AM | Report abuse

beep beep. move on over.

Posted by: CindyBoren | September 28, 2008 8:36 AM | Report abuse

That's what makes this country great, no matter who is "running" it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 28, 2008 8:29 AM

What makes this country great is cheerleaders.

Did you ever see a cheerleader in cricket? soccer? rugby? tennis? golf? beisbol? bocci? hockey? curling? synchronized swimming? pentathalon?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 28, 2008 8:44 AM | Report abuse

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