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Redskins sign Furrey to bolster receiving corps

Seeking to bolster their receiving corps, the Redskins on Wednesday announced the signing of veteran wideout Mike Furrey. Terms of the deal were not revealed.

In seven seasons, Furrey, 33, has 221 receptions for 2,298 yards and seven touchdowns. He also has experience in the return game, with 387 yards on 21 kickoff returns (an 18.4-yard average) and a 9.3-yard average on 23 punt returns.

Furrey, listed at 6-feet, 195 pounds, also has played defensive back in the NFL. During the 2005 season, Furrey started 11 games at safety for the St. Louis Rams and led the team with four interceptions. He returned one for a 67-yard touchdown.

With the Cleveland Browns last season, Furrey played in every game, starting two at wideout and two at safety. He caught 23 passes for 170 yards. As a defensive back, Furrey was credited with 14 tackles and two passes defensed.

The team made other roster moves Wednesday, releasing linebacker Alvin Bowen, defensive lineman Antoine Holmes, cornerback Marcus McCauley and tight end Sean Ryan.

By Washington Post editors  |  June 9, 2010; 5:39 PM ET
Categories:  wide receivers  
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REPOSTED because it's y'know, Soccer.


And THIS item is for all you Soccer lovers out there, as well asespecially for Soccer HATERS.

I'm talking to you F_king $#&^% RedDMV

You all will be shocked, SHOCKED, to learn the Soccer Ball to be used in the World Cup is causing controversy and may result in, wr, a reduced quality of play.

Is it possible to have Minus Nil to Minus Nil ties? Jes asking...

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-0609-new-world-cup-ball-20100609,0,3826360.story

Posted by: TheCork | June 9, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse


I think they should use him in the Slot, because nothing beats a furrey slot.

Posted by: TheCork | June 9, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

WR/FS combo, that's a new one.

Ryan's gone already? Dayum! Beaten out by Lee Vickers!!!

Posted by: stevek20147 | June 9, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Nice one Cork.

This guy goes both ways? Should have played in the day of Jerry Smith - 87 - yeah

Not that there's anything wrong with it.

Posted by: ElYeah | June 9, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

The confidence in the triplets is not overwhelming here.

Posted by: zornskins2 | June 9, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

This guy blosters our WR corps? Kinda tells you all you need to know about our WRs

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 9, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Depth player, I like it. He's a backup safety and WR in one roster slot.

Posted by: Keiser | June 9, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather bring back MARKO MITCHELL than look at T.O. The guys mental - period.

Posted by: glawrence007 | June 9, 2010 9:58 AM


So is LJ, yet here he is.

And one's enough thank you.

Posted by: glawrence007 | June 9, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Another old, ancient WR, just what we need! What, Chris Collinsworth wasn't available?

Posted by: iubiquity | June 9, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

This guy goes both ways? Should have played in the day of Jerry Smith - 87 - yeah

Not that there's anything wrong with it.

Posted by: ElYeah

Was Smith a two player?

I do wish some reporter would actually dig into Smith's history. I'm sure it would be an interesting story. Many of his teammates are still around. Also wonder how his sexuality has impacted his legacy -- specifically, is this why he isn't in the HOF?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 9, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

And, my friend, more powerful at dealing with economic phenomena than anything else that anyone else has come up with.

Posted by: Friend2All | June 9, 2010 6:07 PM

possibly... although improbability does not equal impossibility.

all models are wrong, but some models are more useful than others.

economics, like much of science, remains much of an art.

judgment and intuition are valuable as well.

hence debates such as p1funk versus everyone else.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

wow, the tulip bubble, philosophy of economic modeling (I use a slightly altered version: all models are wrong, some models are useful).

moodlymoodlymoo is one educated cow

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 9, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 9, 2010 6:20 PM

the grazing lifestyle leaves much time to ponder.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

…sorry, but are we supposed to be impressed by THOSE numbers… 6 touchdowns in 7 years… that’s about as good as we already had… but on the other hand his 4 INT’s are better than Rogers, maybe they can coach him up to play Corner.

Posted by: oda155 | June 9, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas must really be a dummy

Posted by: Salinas1 | June 9, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Changing the ball, just prior to the World Cup (which they do every time to sell more stuff), is kind of an insult to soccer. I'd think they'd want to give the players a ball that highlights their skills -- and that would mean using it for a few years before the World Cup. Instead, they change the only important piece of equipment shortly before the most important tournament.

It'd be like changing the football just before the Super Bowl.

Stupid.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 9, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

in any case, I'm cool with these moves... not much else available, so bring him in and see what happens.

much better than brownwood's TO SJK love fest.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

another desperate lower tier WR signing.

Looks like Thomas and Kelly have not favorably impressed Shanny Jr, so far.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | June 9, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Love this signing...we have a hole at WR and a hole a safety. Both holes are filled by Furrey (that's what she said). Plus he plays special teams, which is key for WRs at the end of the depth chart.

Not sure how he fits into a WCO though...he played his best ball in that wacky system Mike Martz runs. Hopefully his skill set translates.

Moo, still think we need TO though...haha

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 9, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 9, 2010 6:45 PM

tips over after reaching 50 gallons.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

moo,
i'm actually familiar with parts of that book ("...madness of crowds"). one particularly awful part deals with witch trials,

"In 1718, the remote county of Caithness, where the delusion remained in all its pristine vigour for years after it had ceased elsewhere, was startled from its propriety by the cry of witchcraft. A silly fellow, named William Montgomery, a carpenter, had a mortal antipathy to cats; and somehow or other these animals generally chose his back-yard as the scene of their catterwaulings. He puzzled his brains for a long time to know why he, above all his neighbours, should be so pestered. At last he came to the sage conclusion that his tormentors were no cats, but witches. In this opinion he was supported by his maid-servant, who swore a round oath that she had often heard the aforesaid cats talking together in human voices. The next time the unlucky tabbies assembled in his back-yard, the valiant carpenter was on the alert. Arming himself with an axe, a dirk, and a broadsword, he rushed out among them. One of them he wounded in the back, a second in the hip, and the leg of a third he maimed with his axe; but he could not capture any of them. A few days afterwards, two old women of the parish died; and it was said, that when their bodies were laid out, there appeared upon the back of one the mark as of a recent wound, and a similar scar upon the hip of the other. The carpenter and his maid were convinced that they were the very cats, and the whole county repeated the same story. Every one was upon the look-out for proofs corroborative; a very remarkable one was soon discovered. Nanny Gilbert, a wretched old creature of upwards of seventy years of age, was found in bed with her leg broken. As she was ugly enough for a witch, it was asserted that she also was one of the cats that had fared so ill at the hands of the carpenter. The latter, when informed of the popular suspicion, asserted that he distinctly remembered to have struck one of the cats a blow with the back of his broadsword, which ought to have broken her leg. Nanny was immediately dragged from her bed and thrown into prison."

note the "rationality": since montgomery claimed to have hit a cat on the leg, the ugly woman they found couldn't be just any old woman, it had to be one with a broken leg! hahaha!

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24518/24518-h/dvii.html

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | June 9, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Adding depth is great, creating competition is great, having two high picks that has yet to instill confidence with the coaching staff... not so great.

Posted by: HokieSkin | June 9, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | June 9, 2010 6:50 PM

urrrrrrgggh....

still in stupor.

must divest from numbers, theory, and other such things beyond the medulla oblangata.

unghghhhhh.

please.... fooball, fooball, fooball.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Damn Brownwood, you compare me to being a date rapist for KNOWING TO is an azz hat who WE DONT WANT OR NEED.... that's bad enough. Its over the top, and it belies your inability to actually promote your point of view without delving into the realm of the absurd.

But then, you really throw yourself in the "i am really not the best of WR evaluators" pool by actually trying to give BLloyd some sort of props.

Wow. Just wow.

ps. to was on nfl network to convince the weak minded he is just a good guy looking to contribute in any small way that he can. Here's hoping BAMS aren't.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | June 9, 2010 1:23 PM


I didn't compare you in particular to a date rapist...if you go back and look at what I said, I was illustrating that the mindset of "I'd rather see the Redskins go 0-16 than sign TO" is a ridiculous contradiction, not unlike the scenario I laid out after that. So if you read into that any more than that, that's your own interpretation, my friend.

And I never gave BLloyd "props". Calling him a slightly lesser bust than Archuleta is hardly considered complementary. Just because I'm not prepared to call him a bigger bust than Heath Shuler or Arch Deluxe, doesn't mean I'm making excuses for the guy. He came, he got paid, he sucked. All I'm saying is that he didn't suck worse than Arch.

And last word on TO with you: in the NFL, teams can't afford to look at a guy's performance beyond the most recent season. So if you're doing that with TO and not going back to his shenanigans in 2004 or 2006 or whenever else, you're looking at 2009. He wasn't a distraction in Buffalo (beyond typical media hype), was by all appearances a good teammate and had about as good a year as can be expected from a team with an in-season coaching change, no legit starting QB and a lethargic offense that had its finest day when it fired its offensive coordinator the week before the start of the season. Even if he came here and replicated the 55 catch, 800+ yard, 5 TD performance of '09, it would be a marked improvement over the production of anyone else here playing WR not named Moss.

So if Allen and Shanahan think he's got nothing left in the tank, then that's one thing. But a team that currently employs the likes of Larry Johnson and Albert Haynesworth has no right to turn its nose up at TO over some issues he had over 2 years ago.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 9, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

"Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" is a fascinating read, if anyone here is interested.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo |

Fascinating yet boring..The original CIA cowboy's herding manual...GET GAITHERS OR A TACKLE OF SIMILAR HELLACIOUS BENT!!!..."Ich Bein Ein Chelada..."

Posted by: frak | June 9, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

"Ich Bein Ein Chelada..."

Posted by: frak

Who said that? Was it one of the frogs? I'm guessing it was errrrrrr.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 9, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

It was funny, I let loose a pre-dawn fart-squack while draining used beer , and the bullfrog started calling "RRROWM!!! RRROWM!! RRROWM!!!" ..Could this be love???

Posted by: frak | June 9, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: frak | June 9, 2010 7:08 PM

chelada, yes! somewhere??? but no clamato in the house, neighbors unlikely to carry such delicious mixers.

must stumble to the nearest retail establishment.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, and f*** RedDMV's dislike of soccer..How's that criticism of LA Fisher workin', you condescending authority pose-as-if-erator,,,

Posted by: frak | June 9, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

We've got cowpie-loads of bluegrass and fiddlers conventions down here in Galax this summer...I'll be the DC/Parisian black clad dude with the Misfits skull hat and earrings and Terminator glasses..We'll get likkered up good and shine...

Posted by: frak | June 9, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Um, how can you write an entry on Mike Furrey and not mention that he's an XFL alumnus?

He Hate Me is going to be pissed.

Posted by: Tank2 | June 9, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey Everyone,
So, the FO Signed one, released four.
Hummmm

Sounds like BA and MS have their eyes on a couple of other guys and will be signing some soon.

Whom do you feel they may sign?
HTTR

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | June 9, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like BA and MS have their eyes on a couple of other guys and will be signing some soon.

Whom do you feel they may sign?
HTTR

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | June 9, 2010 7:57 PM

Friend, I think that they have several draft picks they will be signing soon.

Posted by: Friend2All | June 9, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

It'd be like changing the football just before the Super Bowl.

Stupid.

Posted by: zcezcest1

It's actually designed to knuckle around in flight to fool keepers, create more goals, and appease dingbats who can't appreciate a strong defense. I won't mention any names, I'll just point to the party and whistle.

Friend2All, it's like having John McCain on the blog. And you're right. Gollllllllllllll!

Posted by: SMACK1 | June 9, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey Friend,
Yes agree:
Sean Ryan TE replaced by Dennis Cook TE / FB
Alvin Bowen LB replaced by Perry Riley LB

Then OL Capers, Cook and Williams will also need to be signed.

Perhaps you are correct, maybe there are finished and the last pieces of this training camp will be the draft picks....

I was hoping for one more CB and OL
HTTR

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | June 9, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

AWESOME PICKUP ! this is one of those guys no one knows about , but has an unmatched desire and work ethic.I like him better than some of the other pickups at his position.

Posted by: orpheusgroupent | June 9, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

The confidence in the triplets is not overwhelming here.

Posted by: zornskins2 | June 9, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse


You mean confidence in the "twins".

Fred Davis will do just fine.

But adding Mike Furrey to this roster is definitely a vote of non-confidence in DT/MK. It's a move that basically says "Because we're not sure that you schmucks can step up and grasp this offense and perform adequately, we're going to find a smart savvy veteran receiver who will be able to run the plays for us even if he has half your size/athleticism and is 33 years old."

But seriously, if DT/MK start the year on the sideline who would be surprised??

These are not Shallen guys so they aren't going to be spoon-fed opportunities that they don't deserve.

I know that we've made much about Zorn not developing the receivers, but it's looking more and more like these guys are just good old-fashioned bums - or in DT's case too stupid to figure it out and needs a year and half to pickup a playbook.

Posted by: p1funk | June 9, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 9, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse


Bro, TO is not going to happen.

No way in a million years, Donovan McNabb signs off on that move.

Posted by: p1funk | June 9, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Good grief, so little expectation from some of you fans. This guy has 7 TDs in 7 seasons! Hello!!! We need production; a playmaker; a difference maker. Anymore geezer out there we can have? We have to have the oldest damn team in the league at this point!

Posted by: jfoster13 | June 9, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

We've got cowpie-loads of bluegrass and fiddlers conventions down here in Galax this summer...I'll be the DC/Parisian black clad dude with the Misfits skull hat and earrings and Terminator glasses..We'll get likkered up good and shine...

Posted by: frak | June 9, 2010 7:42 PM

Galax isn't until August, but if you make it, say hi to my bro-in-law and his band... their fiddler won in the bluegrass bracket a few years ago, and they've taken home an assortment of individual and group prizes in the past.

really love the old-time sound, but haven't picked up a fiddle or mandolin in years.

here's some vintage stuff from one of the true original mash-up masters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2XT9u7iw9o

always enjoyed Del McCoury at the Birchmere.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know, are BA and MS interested in Atogwe from the Rams?

Apparently they like Rex Grossman more than Marc Bulger because they made no move to sign Bulger as the backup to #5.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | June 9, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know, are BA and MS interested in Atogwe from the Rams?


Posted by: RedskinRay1 | June 9, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse


Who needs Atogwe? Didn't you read the post?

We just signed ourselves a free safety: Mike Furrey

Posted by: p1funk | June 9, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Adding Furrey at this stage could be an indication that what Joey Galloway has displayed to BA and MS is that he is 38, small and slower than he was for BA down in Tampa.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | June 9, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

I think people are reading way too much into this signing. I don't think we can presume that Furrey was brought in to challenge DT or MK for playing time. I think it is more likely that he is here for STs or perhaps D. It's too early to make anything of this. Can we at least wait until training camp to panic?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | June 9, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Can we at least wait until training camp to panic?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | June 9, 2010 9:39 PM

absolutely not... why else are we here?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

You're right moodly2xmoo. What was I thinking? Carry on.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | June 9, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm, at this rate TJ Duckett and James Thrash will be back on the squad by training camp.

Posted by: coparker5 | June 9, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: learnedhand1 | June 9, 2010 9:57 PM

per your request, hastily complied and panicked accordingly... but arming myself for the chaotic revolution to come:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/476777/cows_with_guns/

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

WR group needing veteran route running. RB group needing speed and youth. OL needing depth at nearly every position. Seems like just changing the QB isn't the panacea some thought it would be for this here offense.

My .02 cents. Furry plays more on defense than offense for the Skins.

Posted by: TWISI | June 9, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Who is gonna have better wr's this year - Jason Campbell or Super-5 McNabb? Right now I give the edge to Oakland (mainly cause Moss can't get more than 5-6 games out of his hamstrings)

Posted by: coparker5 | June 9, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Moodly,

Loved the Birchmere when I was in DC. I was into the old traditionalists...Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene, Dan Crary, Bela Fleck, etc. Good stuff. I don't play that genre, but have a banjo picker and a guitar flat picker in the family.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | June 9, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene, Dan Crary, Bela Fleck

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | June 9, 2010 10:34 PM

excellent stuff... not as much into Bela Fleck and his fusion style, but appreciate the talent.

for flatpicking, Doc Watson is tops.

Birchmere is a great venue. haven't been there in a long time.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

so, wife had to e-mail from a business trip in NYC to remind me... big news in town.

the combine demolition derby is scheduled for this weekend!

"combine" refers to those huge-ass grain harvesting machines that are ordinarily utilitarian.

but turn the wheel over to a bunch of local boys, and we're going to have some fun.

sure beats NBA or MBL.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

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

Saw the Doc and his son as a wee lad...The blind banjo pickin crazy kid from "Deliverance"..

So, y'all is the musician, moodly, get any on you, if the Skins get us Gaithers and a one-eyed lamp, we'll be cookin' up a filipina boxspring hog...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyYhcs4dd5g&feature=related

Posted by: frak | June 9, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

F the Blackhawks

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 9, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

WOOOW really???? How bad does shanny think DT n MK are???? He must not like them at all!!! I gotta say, I'm not for TO but I mmmmaaaayyyyybbbbeeeee reconsider when we are adding guys that may not make the roster.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | June 9, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

WOOOW really???? How bad does shanny think DT n MK are???? He must not like them at all!!! I gotta say, I'm not for TO but I mmmmaaaayyyyybbbbeeeee reconsider when we are adding guys that may not make the roster.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | June 9, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: frak | June 9, 2010 11:26 PM

remember seeing Tom Waits hanging at the farmers market on a regular basis when I lived in LA.

he's a good example of mash-up, but still no comparison to Bill Monroe in terms of influence.

ultimately, myself or others could dig up roots music going back to the Divje Babe flute.

the point is... it's all a matter of taste and derivative influences, rather than originality or so-called authenticity.

likewise with sports. nice to give kudos to those who came before, and recognize talent even if you don't like it.

actually like Tom Waits, for the record.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 10, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

P1, you really think that furry is a better signing than atogwe would be????


Atogwe would be a great signing n he is worth the money because him n landry could lock down the backfield for another four to five years

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | June 10, 2010 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Every team does this type of thing all throughout the preseason. Cut a bunch and sign a few others. It's just the "Throw it against the wall and see what sticks" method of finding 3rd and 4th stringers. I wouldn't read too much into this.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 10, 2010 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Atogwe would be a great signing n he is worth the money because him n landry could lock down the backfield for another four to five years

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | June 10, 2010 12:09 AM

Landry locking down anything at this point is a joke. He hasn't proven sh!t and to say otherwise is a joke. He was a good safety in college but has been suspect at best in the NFL.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 10, 2010 12:21 AM | Report abuse

c'mon scamp...

let's toss the chicken bones, stir the tea leaves, and make bold predictions!

I think this signals a lack of confidence in the current players available at the WR and/or FS positions. primarily the former.

whether he translates into an actual member of the regular-season roster is another question.

P.S.- welcome to PST style posts, but I gotta run even at this early hour.

cheers and g'night all.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 10, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse

People need some tea leaves to read I guess Moo. It's an inexact science at best.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 10, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene, Dan Crary, Bela Fleck

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | June 9, 2010 10:34 PM

excellent stuff... not as much into Bela Fleck and his fusion style, but appreciate the talent.

for flatpicking, Doc Watson is tops.

Birchmere is a great venue. haven't been there in a long time.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Moo;

It's been along time since I was at the Birchmere. Seldom Scene, loved 'em. Went to all the Bluegrass events back in the '70s. Did you ever do the Fiddler's Convention?

And yes, I'm worried we're still brining in WRs. Something doesn't feel right. Hope I'm wrong and this guy is for special teams and reserve WR, DB.

Posted by: msrent | June 10, 2010 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Scott;
Hope life is treating you well in southern California.

Posted by: msrent | June 10, 2010 12:43 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: msrent | June 10, 2010 12:32 AM

must absolutely retire...

numerous connections to the DC old-time and bluegrass scene. remember being greatly disappointed that WAMU dropped the drive-time show.

have a young calf on my lap who wants to talk to y'all, so here goes.

5387l02ursSsSASHDOG0123456789

that's all folks.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 10, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

must absolutely retire...

numerous connections to the DC old-time and bluegrass scene. remember being greatly disappointed that WAMU dropped the drive-time show.

have a young calf on my lap who wants to talk to y'all, so here goes.

5387l02ursSsSASHDOG0123456789

that's all folks.


Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 10, 2010 12:48 AM

Good night Moo;

I remember the WAMU show's. No more? A shame (been out of town for years). Good night, and may God bless.

Posted by: msrent | June 10, 2010 12:59 AM | Report abuse

I agree landrynhas been gettin burnt like toast the last two years. I'm gonna think positive n say he hasn't played to his ability. I think movin him back to SS he could do some damage. We need to play to our guys strengths.

Scamp, don't u agree we need all the playmakers we can get. We need a good 3 yr purge of youth, either by trading for young studs or drafting them.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | June 10, 2010 1:14 AM | Report abuse

Our defense has plenty of talent. Actually, a ridiculous amount of talent. Getting them to play together is another story.

Orakpo, Albert, Fletcher are all among the most talented players at their positions. Hall, Rogers, Landry, Carter, Rocky are all high quality talent. We have a good number of capable players, Daniels, Doughty, Horton, Golston as complements to the core group.

This group has the talent to be a #1 in the league defense. It would be nice to see it come close to its potential.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 10, 2010 2:07 AM | Report abuse

I agree with Scampi, who was actually given that nickname back in high school... Short for Shrimp Scampi, which is some reference to his genitals. Anyway, that's what all the guys in his gym class say.

But, I digress. I agree with the Scamp that this means nothing. Mr. Furrey certainly isn't here because "Shanny" or "Shanni" or "Shania" thinks DT or MK are busts.

Please.

And I also agree with Shrimpster that Landry is a tard when it comes to covering or tackling -- two things a safety should be pretty good at. Free or otherwise, it usually comes with the territory. He's looking like El Senor Busto right about now.

Maybe he should stick to making his arms bigger and being more accurate with his facial hair designs. What a tool. We should have cut him after he got door-matted by Brandon Jacobs. What was that?! Are you going low or not? He shoulda taken out his knees, not his waist. That, to me, is a sign of poor instincts. Landry is looking really bustolicious right about now. And I'm fine with it. I'll be glad to see him go. All fluff and no stuff.

Posted by: Thinker_ | June 10, 2010 2:29 AM | Report abuse

for flatpicking, Doc Watson is tops.

Birchmere is a great venue. haven't been there in a long time.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 9, 2010 10:45 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Doc was awesome, but Crary was amazing. Can't forget Tony Rice, too. Really too many great musicians to name in this genre. Most under-hyped, over-talented musicians around. Most of 'em have day jobs and are more talented than the radio celeb musicians that get media attention as being "the best in the world".

Used to love going out to Wolftrap to see all the people come to play together in free for alls. Some awesome jam sessions there.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | June 10, 2010 4:12 AM | Report abuse

Orakpo, Albert, Fletcher are all among the most talented players at their positions. Hall, Rogers, Landry, Carter, Rocky are all high quality talent. We have a good number of capable players, Daniels, Doughty, Horton, Golston as complements to the core group.

This group has the talent to be a #1 in the league defense. It would be nice to see it come close to its potential.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 10, 2010 2:07 AM


Not sure I'd go that far zeke...there are some nice pieces on the defense, but most of them will be playing out of their ideal position in this new defense. It doesn't do a heckuva lot of good to have guys like Andre Carter, London Fletcher, or Rocky McIntosh if you're not going to play them at their natural positions. I expect to see the D take a step back this season as a result of the scheme change.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 5:13 AM | Report abuse

Saw Landry on NFL Replay Skins Vs. Eagles , and the boy can deliver the wood, no matter what you say , shrimp scampi..He's definitely an SS playin' out of position as a FS, though..

"Be kind to your web-footed friends, 'cuz a duck might be somebody's MAAAAAAAA-MMY!!"
-Pogo, in defense of Masoli

Posted by: frak | June 10, 2010 5:44 AM | Report abuse

Saw Landry on NFL Replay Skins Vs. Eagles , and the boy can deliver the wood, no matter what you say , shrimp scampi..He's definitely an SS playin' out of position as a FS, though..


Posted by: frak | June 10, 2010 5:44 AM


Nobody questions if he can deliver the wood...it's whether he can wrap up a guy for a tackle or do something in coverage other than being the guy in the background while a WR makes Top Plays on SportsCenter at the Redskins expense.

But I do think he'll yield better results at SS. Here's hoping someone steps up at FS so that can happen sooner rather than later.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 6:00 AM | Report abuse

Score another one for the 2ndtier guys.
Camp fodder?

Food for thought.
1. Follow up from yesterday. When lined up on the line and over the ball Rabach was once criticized for being to short and JC was forced to make an adjustment in his stance because of it…With McNabb is that an issue or the case?
2. What’s up with the Maryland kid Barnes…How’s his camp looking?
3. BMW appears to look in very good shape this year this year…What a great success story.
4. DT “the one year collage flash” and “the I’m always broke” MK will have to prove me wrong. And to think we could have had the choice of receivers in that draft. What a shame to have a Vinny brand on you.

Posted by: campfodder | June 10, 2010 6:05 AM | Report abuse

OK RI Nation...time to play a game of connect the dots:

Dan Snyder is in business with Tom Cruise.

Tom Cruise played Les Grossman in "Tropic Thunder".

Rex Grossman is signed by the Redskins.

Count on seeing Cruise at the Sunday night season opener in full Les Grossman make-up with a Rex Grossman jersey on.

Feel free to discuss.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 6:09 AM | Report abuse

When lined up on the line and over the ball Rabach was once criticized for being to short and JC was forced to make an adjustment in his stance because of it…With McNabb is that an issue or the case?

Posted by: campfodder | June 10, 2010 6:05 AM


Rabach is 6'4"...hardly the shortest center in football. But more importantly, Campbell is 6'5" and McNabb stands at only 6'2". So you'd have to think that McNabb being 3 inches shorter would play to his advantage in this case.

I'd imagine this can't be that big a deal...Campbell had issues, but one of 'em wasn't the QB/Center exchange. It was probably war on JC's knees but I doubt it figured into the outcome of games very much.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 6:20 AM | Report abuse

I'd imagine this can't be that big a deal...
brownwood26

Agree I just remember the buzz and back then some were calling for a new center.
Good competition this year for the position though.

Posted by: campfodder | June 10, 2010 6:36 AM | Report abuse

Not sure there's actually a center competition cf, Rabach is the only guy with any real experience of note at the position and Edwin Williams is a question mark at best. Seems to me the starting lineup is all but set, with the only real competition coming at RT.

I'm still hoping for a surprise cut elsewhere, but I'm afraid we're gonna end up having to roll with what we've got.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 6:57 AM | Report abuse

"DISGRACEFUL!! THE GARY COLEMAN DEATH PICS . . . HIS WIFE IS POSING OVER HIS LIFELESS BODY!!"

Why is this headline in caps?

You know like I do that there's very little interest in news of Gary Coleman's death.

(INSERT rimshot audio, shouts of "Insensitive jerk!!!), and bad joke groans.)

Coleman's wife is seen in the photos smiling as his former co-star Todd Bridges holds the camera, and says, "On the count of three, smile, and say, "Awkward."

Before his demise, both Coleman and 80s child star Emmanuel Webster got together to pay a hooker for a threesome.

She says they both proved to be half the man they used to be.

Or never were.

"I woulda charged them more," she said, smacking stale gum. "But I told them I choke on small bones."

"I gave them both what I call the Little Man discount."

She says she was so traumatized by the event, she avoids circus freakshows to this day.

Unless the money is good.

President Obama is so upset at the news of the publication of Coleman's death photos that he's told Shrek that Donkey is his azz to kick.

Finally, it's our understanding that Gary Coleman's coffin will be an re-used Happy Meal box.

This final point only highlights the importance of recycling.

And humor done in poor taste.

Humor, mind you, that wasn't even funny.

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 10, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

I agree that Edwin Williams is a question mark at best, but guys like Stephon Heyer and Williams who come out undrafted can still be decent back-ups. They both have a lot of worth because Williams can play C/G and Heyer can play both T positions. Sure, would I want them starting on a week to week basis? HELL NO!!! But I'd feel comfortable if they had to come in last minute in a pinch. I'm actually surprised we didn't get another undrafted free agent from Maryland, I think for a hot minute we were cornering the market on them!

Posted by: monk811 | June 10, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Good stuff, Moe. Just remember the age-old formula:

Tragedy + time = comedy

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

I don't understand how signing Mike Furrey=DT/MK fail??

There's yet to be one thing written or spoken to support this...but oh well I guess...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 10, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

I think people are reading way too much into this signing. I don't think we can presume that Furrey was brought in to challenge DT or MK for playing time. I think it is more likely that he is here for STs or perhaps D. It's too early to make anything of this. Can we at least wait until training camp to panic?

Posted by: learnedhand1 | June 9, 2010 9:39 PM

I had Furrey on my fantasy roster a couple few years ago (the year before they drafted Calvin Johnson). Btwn Kitna and Martz, Furrey was a beast for yardage. Something tells me that he's probably here to play safety and return kicks. Its got a distinctly "Omar Stoutmire" feel to it.

Posted by: dcsween | June 10, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

No surprises in the cuts. Ryan is the only one who's seen any playing time at his various stops; that suggests they see something they like in one of the younger TEs. Alvin Bowen is your classic hard luck kid -- he's finally healthy but was never really a fit in the 3-4.

The team signed Galloway and Wade because they thought they needed somebody downfield -- now they add Furrey, a prototypical possession receiver. I wonder how many of those young WRs are going to make this club.

Posted by: Samson151 | June 10, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Furrey is just here because he plays multiple positions. He's a bust at WR, he had 1 good 1,000 yard season then fell off the Earth after that. If I were MK or DT I wouldn't wet my diaper at night worrying about my job. By the way, can someone finally cut the cord and potty train them......Keenan, do your magic.....

Posted by: monk811 | June 10, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

OK RI Nation...time to play a game of connect the dots:

Dan Snyder is in business with Tom Cruise.

Tom Cruise played Les Grossman in "Tropic Thunder".

Rex Grossman is signed by the Redskins.

Count on seeing Cruise at the Sunday night season opener in full Les Grossman make-up with a Rex Grossman jersey on.

Feel free to discuss.

Posted by: brownwood26


Who's the Key Grip?

*Key Grip raises hand*

[Points at Key Grip] You? You! hit that director in the face -- really fu_king hard!

*Key Grip apologizes to director, strikes director, Damien Cockburn in the face -- really fu_king hard*

Ow, Ow, Owww...

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Good stuff, Moe. Just remember the age-old formula:

Tragedy + time = comedy

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Do you want to go hang out in the gulf and wait for someone to slip on some tar balls?

Posted by: alex35332 | June 10, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

He's a bust at WR, he had 1 good 1,000 yard season then fell off the Earth after that.

Posted by: monk811 | June 10, 2010 8:33 AM


I wouldn't call him a "bust"...dude was undrafted. Plus he came in the league as a safety. Playing WR was considered a plus, and he went for almost 100 catches in Martz's system. The reason he fell off was A) he's clearly a system player and wasn't playing for Martz anymore and B) he was hurt a lot. Bust would denote that he had some high level of expectation and he really didn't.

I like the signing for depth reasons...at both WR and safety. Plus he plays special teams which is probably what he's here for more than anything. This clearly doesn't solve any problems on the top of the depth chart though.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

"I don't understand how signing Mike Furrey=DT/MK fail?"


Well, let's see.

After the 1st OTA, Marko Mitchell gets cut, T.O. rumors swirl, Joey Galloway, Bobby Wade, and some other re-tread receivers are trotted out for viewing.

The team drafts a wide receiver in round 7.

The team invites other undrafted wide receiver types to camp.

In the "Offense Hopes to Catch Up to the Defense" thread, mistamayor cites unnamed observations that neither MK/DT have distinguished themselves to date.

Remember, these guys are headed into their third pro season, and folks claim they need more 'seasoning'.

And the T.O. rumors continue to swirl.

Yes, that's a lot of innuendo operating as fact.

But George Will is the King of Facts.

We, here at RI, are the Kings of Supposition, Hyperbole, and Swirling Rumors.

There is no fact that we will not cut-n-paste and alter to fit whatever argument we're trying to make.

And the fact is, is that neither Malcolm Kelly or Devin Thomas have placed enough faith in the coaching staff's mind that they have the wide receiver position 'on lock.'

Until they prove otherwise, they are the Stench of the Redskin Draft Class of '08.

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 10, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Hey, I love the Skins.... have since I was 6 years of age.


But have to admit, hard to get excited about Furrey signing when I don't even know if he will play offense or defense.

I guess we calm down and await Training Camp and see how many of these old guys are on the roster.

The "Over the Hill Gang" all over again.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | June 10, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

moe, I'm gonna break it down like this as far as MK/DT are concerned.

Their first 2 years are essentially a wash, due to the coaching, or lack thereof.

I'm considering this their first year, and I'm going to give them the entire year to show what they can do.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 10, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Until they prove otherwise, they are the Stench of the Redskin Draft Class of '08.

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 10, 2010 8:54 AM


To be fair, I don't think we're quite to this point yet. I mean, these guys ARE learning a new offense. One that actually works at the pro level. So I'm willing to give them another year to step their games up.

That said, you could throw these guys in the lineup and have 'em sink or swim. But I'm not sure that plan works out if the Skins expect to contend NOW. And they have made it clear that they do.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

"I don't understand how signing Mike Furrey=DT/MK fail?"


Well, that's a bit extreme. But I think it's pretty reasonable to say that signing Mike Furrey = Shannys not so impressed w/receiving corps so far and feel like the group needs to be pushed even more.

Posted by: p1funk | June 10, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Bust would denote that he had some high level of expectation and he really didn't.

I like the signing for depth reasons...at both WR and safety. Plus he plays special teams which is probably what he's here for more than anything. This clearly doesn't solve any problems on the top of the depth chart though.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Didn't he get a fat contract after that 1,000 yard season? So to me there was 'some high level of expectation' there and he was a bust after that. I actually do like the signing for depth reasons also, but I'm not drinking the "we bolstered the WR corps and he can be our possession reciever" Koolaid.

Posted by: monk811 | June 10, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

beantown

"I'm gonna break it down like this as far as MK/DT are concerned."



Let's have a moment of clarity, folks.

The Washington Redskins just simply don't have the kind of standout wide receiver group of the likes you see around the league.

MK/DT will get this season to show if they 'get it.'

But I doubt that they do.

Fred Davis will have a better season than the both of them combined.

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 10, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

I remember the WAMU show's. No more? A shame (been out of town for years). Good night, and may God bless.
Posted by: msrent | June 10, 2010 12:59 AM | Report abuse

My dad made us listen to bluegrass all the time growing up. I don’t hate it now, but did when I was young. I swear, that frakin 88.5 radio station had the strongest signal in the world. We would vacation in Va Beach each summer and he could get that effin bluegrass station coming in clear as day until we got south of Richmond….

Posted by: dlhaze1 | June 10, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

"Plus he (M Furry) came in the league as a safety. Playing WR was considered a plus, and he went for almost 100 catches in Martz's system."


Furry's is an excellent signing.

You also get a special teamer out of him, something missing in mistamayor's thread.

The skins could use more hybrid type players like Furry (think Troy Brown) as they open up roster spots, add depth, and bring a lot of athleticism to the team.

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 10, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

he's a good example of mash-up, but still no comparison to Bill Monroe in terms of influence.

Posted by moo a few hours ago.

Hey moo thanks for the edumacation of who Bill Monroe was/is. I've heard his name in Marty Stewart songs and wondered who this guy was/is. Now I know.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | June 10, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

To the soccer haters:

If you don't like soccer, stop talking about it. Stop obsessing over ball changes, game scores and quality of MLS play. No one cares about your useless, uninformed opinions about a sport you don't like.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | June 10, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

I like soccer, my oldest daughter had a great goal in her game last week...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 10, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

I love lamp.

Posted by: --swb | June 10, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

"I don't understand how signing Mike Furrey=DT/MK fail?"

I agree. I don't think this signing has anything to do with receivers.

I say Furrey = no FS on the team. He is an attempt to shore up a position that might be the team's weakest

The mayor forgot to point that fact out and just assumed he was going to play receiver......

Posted by: rupertpupkin | June 10, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Pretty slow up here lately….I guess Talent evaluator/leaguesource/beep beep had more aliases than I thought. He must have gotten laid off when Cindy stopped running this thing……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | June 10, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

The long awaited "Mandatory Minicamp" is just around the corner.

a.) Albert Haynesworth will appear fit and ready to go.

b.) Albert Haynesworth will appear out of shape.

c.) Albert Haynesworth's attendance will go unnoticed by the media.

d.) Albert Haynesworth's attendance will feature a media-circus so unseemingly it's scope would make Paris Hilton blush.

e.) Albert Haynesworth will laugh off all the chatta about playing not wanting to play nose tackle, and remind everyone he's due a Father's Day card this year.

Moe goes with 'd'.

And he's blushing.

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 10, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

MK/DT will get this season to show if they 'get it.'

But I doubt that they do.


Posted by: MistaMoe | June 10, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse


I know the convenient thing to do is for us to lump DT/MK together given the circumstances, but they are 2 entirely different people and players.

By all accounts, I think Malcolm Kelly "gets it". I think he understands the plays and the schemes, but the problem is simply that he's not a very impressive WR - apart from having nice size and (supposedly) good hands, he just doesn't seem to have the speed/quickness that you look for in an NFL WR, and doesn't run the routes all that well in a way to get separation. He understands what he needs to do on the field, he's just not all that good at it.

Devin Thomas is different. He's got all the athleticism/physical tools that you desire in an NFL WR, but seems to be really slow on the up-take. He's pretty good once he gets on the field and does what he needs to do, he just takes his sweet time figuring out what that is. If he's struggling w/ a hammy that only exacerbates the problem b/c it means he's not getting the necessary reps in practice that he needs to really figure it out.

I know the bottom line is the same - they aren;t on the field making a difference. But if we're talking about WR development, then the reasons "why" are important.

Posted by: p1funk | June 10, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Monk, this is what Furrey's wikipedia page says:

"The Detroit Lions signed Furrey to a one-year deal on April 4, 2006 as a wide receiver, being one of the few active players in the NFL to have started on both offense and defense. He emerged as a solid option in the Lions offense, catching 98 passes for 1,086 yards and seven touchdowns. His 98 receptions for that season were the most for any player in the conference, and second best in the league.

On December 31, 2006, Furrey set the pro football record for most catches for a non-rookie after a season with no catches the previous season. He had 98 receptions at the end of the 2006 season (which was the most in the NFC for that year), after none in 2005. The previous record was 92 catches, set in 1960 by Lionel Taylor, playing for Denver in the AFL.[1]

After the 2006 season, Furrey was re-signed by the Lions to a three-year contract due to his breakout year. In the 2007 NFL Draft the Lions selected wide receiver Calvin Johnson in the first round (2nd overall), making Furrey number three on the depth chart. Furrey would record 61 catches for 664 yards in 2007. He was re-signed as an unrestricted free agent on January 24, 2007.[2] Furrey was released by the Lions on February 9, 2009."

Doesn't say how lucrative his deal was, but you figure it wasn't exactly Archuleta money if they took Calvin Johnson a couple months later. Plus Martz was fired after that season and the offense changed, making Furrey more expendable.

It's neither here nor there...the Lions have made much bigger mistakes than giving Furrey money. At this stage of his career, the guy isn't a starter anyway. As a 4th WR, a backup safety, and a special teamer he's a great value for the Skins.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

~@~

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | June 10, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Good point, pfunk. I've basically written Kelly off entirely. The one I'm counting on to step up is Devin Thomas. He's got all the tools...he's just gotta get his head right.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Dag, i thought the Shanahan experiment was over. I thought i was in a dream where the skins had an owner that only loved money did not care if team or fans were happy.

Posted by: shamken | June 10, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

I guess Talent evaluator/leaguesource/beep beep had more aliases than I thought. He must have gotten laid off when Cindy stopped running this thing……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | June 10, 2010 9:37 AM


Or someone finally clued him into the fact that he's not funny...

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Dag, i thought the Shanahan experiment was over. I thought i was in a dream where the skins had an owner that only loved money did not care if team or fans were happy.

What's up with the soccer in the football section. lost your way?

Posted by: shamken | June 10, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Dag, i thought the Shanahan experiment was over. I thought i was in a dream where the skins had an owner that only loved money did not care if team or fans were happy.

What's up with the soccer in the football section. lost your way?

Posted by: shamken | June 10, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

AT this point, if MK becomes what Chris Carter was early in his career and "all he does is catch touchdowns" in the red zone I'd take it. I'll cosign with brownwood and wait for light bulb to turn on for DT. When/if it does, he'll be a big time matchup problem for the opposing team.

Posted by: TWISI | June 10, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

To the soccer scrotum lickers:

Fu_k soccer. It's a boring sport that I don't like nor care to follow.

Get over the fact that I DON'T like soccer. Also, get over the fact that I'm going to speak on how much I'm NOT interested in the sport.

No one cares that you don't like how I, or anyone else speaks on soccer, a sport which MANY people in THIS country DO NOT follow, or flat out dislike.

Quit your b*tching about how your pussie starts to bleed every time someone mentions soccer in a negative way.

It's a public form, people are going to give their opinions whether you like it or not. STFU with YOUR complaining about the complaining, Kenny B Azz.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Wow brownwood, glad you had the time to look that up for me!!!
I don't have a personal vendetta against the guy, I just think everyone's making a big deal over a guy that was not signed to be nor is going to be the 'Savior' here at WR. It's awesome he can play so many positions, we definately need a dude that can do multiple things, but in MY OPINION, the dude was a bust at WR, it doesn't matter if he got 'Archuleta money' or not, he had a breakout season, they thought he was gonna be the sh*t, he got a new contract, and he couldn't get it done after that, end of story.

Posted by: monk811 | June 10, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

If a dude posted up here with all different types of handles and admitted to it, you bests believe that he posts up here with many more -- that he doesn't admit to.

Call it the "standing in the middle of a room and yelling but no one hears me" complex.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

I get what you're saying Monk, I just think you're oversimplifying what happened with Furrey. I don't think the guy ever had the pedigree to be labeled a bust, but we can agree to disagree on that. All that matters is that he's a good depth player that could help the Skins out at multiple areas of need.

Oh, and here's another math equation:

soccer in the USA = football in Europe

That is all.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

I agree landrynhas been gettin burnt like toast the last two years. I'm gonna think positive n say he hasn't played to his ability. I think movin him back to SS he could do some damage. We need to play to our guys strengths.

Scamp, don't u agree we need all the playmakers we can get. We need a good 3 yr purge of youth, either by trading for young studs or drafting them.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | June 10, 2010 1:14 AM

I agree 100%

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 10, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse


Fair enough Red. You are at least upfront enough to just say that you don't like the sport and that's that.

I love soccer, and what I can't stand are the moron-haters who go into great detail about different aspects of the game that they hate and act like that's unique to soccer. Some of my favorite include -

* "It's a slow game" - Right. As if a 4 hour baseball game that has precisely 5 minutes of live action and 3 hours 55 minutes of close-in shots of fat guys standing around scratching their crotch spitting sunflower seeds is so riveting and dynamic.

* "It's low scoring" - Hockey. Baseball. Redskins. Next.

* "People dive and act and flop trying to draw penalties". - Watched any NBA games recently?


Haters are free to hate. No problems there. But your take on the game is not smart, intelligent or insightful. You just don't like it. Leave it at that...

Posted by: p1funk | June 10, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

I agree with Scampi, who was actually given that nickname back in high school... Short for Shrimp Scampi, which is some reference to his genitals. Anyway, that's what all the guys in his gym class say.

But, I digress. I agree with the Scamp that this means nothing. Mr. Furrey certainly isn't here because "Shanny" or "Shanni" or "Shania" thinks DT or MK are busts.

Please.

And I also agree with Shrimpster that Landry is a tard when it comes to covering or tackling -- two things a safety should be pretty good at. Free or otherwise, it usually comes with the territory. He's looking like El Senor Busto right about now.

Maybe he should stick to making his arms bigger and being more accurate with his facial hair designs. What a tool. We should have cut him after he got door-matted by Brandon Jacobs. What was that?! Are you going low or not? He shoulda taken out his knees, not his waist. That, to me, is a sign of poor instincts. Landry is looking really bustolicious right about now. And I'm fine with it. I'll be glad to see him go. All fluff and no stuff.

Posted by: Thinker_ | June 10, 2010 2:29 AM

Funny stuff

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 10, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Saw Landry on NFL Replay Skins Vs. Eagles , and the boy can deliver the wood, no matter what you say , shrimp scampi..He's definitely an SS playin' out of position as a FS, though..

"Be kind to your web-footed friends, 'cuz a duck might be somebody's MAAAAAAAA-MMY!!"
-Pogo, in defense of Masoli

Posted by: frak | June 10, 2010 5:44 AM

As usual frak you deal in "what might have beens" and "what could be's" instead of what is. Just because Landry has hit a couple of guys doesn't mean he's good. He misses, doesn't wrap up, and takes bad angles because he's trying to make one of those lights out hits you're talking about. I'll take a guy that just makes the tackle over his sorry a$$ any day.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 10, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

* "It's a slow game" - Right. As if a 4 hour baseball game that has precisely 5 minutes of live action and 3 hours 55 minutes of close-in shots of fat guys standing around scratching their crotch spitting sunflower seeds is so riveting and dynamic.


Posted by: p1funk | June 10, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Baseball sucks giant, dirty ass holes.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 10, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I like this pickup. Not about talent, just that he sounds like a guy that is going to do anything to play the game. Backup Safety, Backup Wide, Return Punts. The age thing would seem likely to reduce his chances drastically of staying with the team in a backup or special teams role, but if he can push the young guys to step up and learn more, then great. A lot of these pickups are career vets that are showing the young guys on the roster, you have to be very hungry and willing to do anything just to have the honor of playing the game. I think it is great. I hope he makes it onto the final roster. Cheer on all the Vets.

Posted by: skins50 | June 10, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

I agree he should be a good depth player, now the interesting thing is who makes the roster? Do you think Shanahan cuts MK or DT if they don't impress enough or if the other veterans on the roster do impress? I personnally don't think either one gets cut THIS year, but if Wade or one of the others impress I could see them taking a lot of playing time away if Thomas and/or Kelley keep taking 'time to develop'!

Posted by: monk811 | June 10, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

What I hate about soccer has nothing to do with the game itself.

I hate that people tell me I should like it because the rest of the world does.

If I cared what the rest of the world liked I would mind driving 600KM to a Robbie Williams concert.

Posted by: Original_etrod | June 10, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I see the current Skins coaching staff has a lot of confidence in the WR youth movement started by Snyderrato....NOT!

Posted by: dc1020008 | June 10, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Congradulations to me. I just got pulled off the seaon ticket waiting list. Whoop-dee-doo! Can someone please convince me why I should to give Danny-Boy some of my hard-earned money?

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | June 10, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

don't do it, Snyder has proven time, and time again, he is only interested in money, and the proceeds from jersey sales....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 10, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

I think we signed Furrey because we cut Jones. It left a void in the amount of white guys on the team, so he had to fill in.

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 10, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Do you think Shanahan cuts MK or DT if they don't impress enough or if the other veterans on the roster do impress? I personnally don't think either one gets cut THIS year, but if Wade or one of the others impress I could see them taking a lot of playing time away if Thomas and/or Kelley keep taking 'time to develop'!

Posted by: monk811 | June 10, 2010 10:30 AM


NO chance they get cut this year...even if they're not productive, they're still cheap and there's no harm in keeping them at the end of the bench. It would just suck because we drafted them so high.

I know it's shoulda/woulda/coulda, but I don't get why we didn't make a run at Anquan Boldin. For the type of player Boldin is, the Ravens got him for cheap IMO.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

I hate that people tell me I should like it because the rest of the world does.

Posted by: Original_etrod


Exactly. Co-sign. Right-on. Preach. And whatever other words that expresses that 'I agree'.

The one that got me was that because I bash the sport or think that the US team isn't as good as the other countries competing in the world cup (and they aren't), that basically says that 'I hate America' or I don't support America.

Nothing short of amazing.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, Boldin woulda been sweet. Ever since he first started b*tchin for a new deal in Arizona like 3 years ago I've been wanting us to pull the trigger on him.

I wouldn't mind seeing a list of possible free agent WRs for next year, we really need a change.

Posted by: monk811 | June 10, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I say get the UN together and have some sort of summit that ends in some international arrangement that guarantees that we don't keep trying to force-feed football to the rest of the world if the rest of the world doesn't try to make soccer popular here.

Done.

Now back to this WR issue...perhaps a call to our old friend Norv out in San Diego is in order. Sounds like Vincent Jackson is digging in his heels for a holdout. I'd start the bidding at a 2nd round pick...

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

On my list of sports to watch
1. Pro Football
2. College Football
3. College basketball
4. Golf
5. MMA
6. Ping Pong
7. Darts
8. Synchronized Swimming
9. Gymnastics
10. WSOP
11. Lumberjack Events
12. Hot dog eating contests
13. Red Rover
14. Red Light Green Light
15. Sharks and Minnows
16. Marco Polo
17. Shuffleboard
18. Double Dutch
19. A staring contest
20. MLB
21. Puppy Bowl
22. Soccer

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 10, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

p1, even baseball games can have a combined point total of 10, sort of on the regualr, teams reach double digits.

Take the Nats game last night. The final score was 7-5, Nats.

When do you see scoring like that in soccer. Even the Stanley Cup finals had some high scoring games.

Every time I flick through the channels all I see is "nil-nil" or "one-nil". Soccer isn't slow, but when watching, it just looks like guys running up and down the field which appears to me as doing a whole lot of nothing. Just dude who have incredible cardio...

And yeah, the NBA has mega floppers. You can thank that d-bag Vlade Divac for that crap.

But when you see an NBA player go down, there is a 97% chance that he's not going need a friggin' stretcher to get off the floor. I mean, if you tickle a soccer player, then it's a MUST they bring out the stretcher.


One thing that I'll never do is claim the game of soccer isn't a sport -- a real sport. At least soccer isn't as boring to watch on TV on the level of Golf and Bowling.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Baseball sucks giant, dirty ass holes.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 10, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Yes it does

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 10, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

At least soccer isn't as boring to watch on TV on the level of Golf and Bowling.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

I think golf is actually awesome to watch on television

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 10, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

dallas, where is the love for Nascar?

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 10, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Ask and ye shall receive Monk (I've only listed the notables...I've also got a link for the full list):

Randy Moss
Donald Driver
Santonio Holmes
Sydney Rice
Steve Smith (of the Giants, not the Panthers)
Brandon Stokley
Laurent Robinson

http://www.kffl.com/static/nfl/features/freeagents/fa.php?option=WR&y=2011

The only guys on that list I'd even look at is Moss and Stokley. And even then Moss presents about as many issues as he does answers and Stokley is clearly a role player. Looks like we may have to turn to the draft again.

Sigh.

Unless of course, Philly wants to keep sending us their key players. DeSean Jackson IS angling for a new contract...

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

dallas, where is the love for Nascar?

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 10, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

That's below soccer and just before hopscotch

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 10, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Sydney Rice is pretty good

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 10, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

From cbssports.com

Jun 10 11:30 ET

QB Donovan McNabb's first pass in 11 on 11 drills is an INT to LB London Fletcher.

Jun 10 11:26 ET

Redskins are on the field for another OTA Session. Not on hand is RB Clinton Portis, LB Rocky McIntosh, S LaRon Landry and DT Albert Haynesworth.

Posted by: TWISI | June 10, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

The really sad thing is thst this allll goes back to zorn n vinny suck @ss. They had 2 drafts n shanny may only keep two players, davis n rak. The only reason we got rak was other teams let him drop to us, thanks other teams, ur better contributors than our own coach was!!!

I would say trade either of them or maybe both but the problem is because they haven't produced they have no value. By next yr I say one if not both are bye bye birdy.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | June 10, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

thats cold.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 10, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

And yeah, the NBA has mega floppers. You can thank that d-bag Vlade Divac for that crap.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 11:25 AM


LOL...I'm still amazed that Vlade crafted himself a really nice career--mostly on perennial playoff teams--and yet his legacy is that he's the most notorious player in NBA history at over-exaggerated flops under the basket.

What an ultra maroon.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 10, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

"But George Will is the King of Facts."

?? as long as those facts are helpful to Republicans...

Posted by: Samson151 | June 10, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

19. A staring contest
20. MLB
21. Puppy Bowl
22. Soccer

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 10, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Actually, I would have put Pencil Fighting at 20, and a Paint Drying Contest at 21, then MLB at 22

Posted by: monk811 | June 10, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

TWISI- keep the updates coming

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 10, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Flopping was the only way Vlade thought he could off-set the officiating in the 2002 WCF (Lakers/Kings).


Still he doesn't get a pass for coming up with the most punk move tactic in sports history.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Redskins are on the field for another OTA Session. Not on hand is RB Clinton Portis, LB Rocky McIntosh, S LaRon Landry and DT Albert Haynesworth.

Posted by: TWISI | June 10, 2010 11:34 AM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... huh? somebody say Haynesworth? oh right, carry on.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: RedCherokee | June 10, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 10, 2010 11:21 AM

you should've seen RedDMV's list the other day.. his #999 had me howling on the floor.

Posted by: RedCherokee | June 10, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

You'd think this asshat just got blasted with a 12-gauge shottie, the way he's "acting".

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

The Skins need more help at safety. That's got to be the reason the got him.

Posted by: richs91 | June 10, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

*short bus sounding beep*

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

At least soccer isn't as boring to watch on TV on the level of Golf and Bowling.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 10, 2010 11:25 AM

I think golf is actually awesome to watch on television

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 10, 2010 11:28 AM

Red, watching soccer is better because, for all it's flaws, it is still watching a genuine sport.

Bowling and golf are games, not sports... although bowling at least moves a little faster.

I'd put golf somewhere between playing chess and throwing darts on the "games" scale--not much fun to watch, but I might read about it when it's over.

Posted by: Alan4 | June 10, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Why???

Posted by: impervious99 | June 10, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Why???

Posted by: impervious99 | June 10, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Many here claim that d. thomas and m. kelly are busts..to me they have shown flashes of what they can do especially last season and considering the head coach was a incompentent,hippy looking moron who was afraid of playing young players that helped set them back..now if you want to talk about a bust try c. rinehart a dweeb that barely got on the field last year none the year before and was regulated back to the bench after his 1st start and broke his leg or ankle in his 2nd start. heyer who is not very good himself is ahead of him as far as the 3rd round pick rinehart is concerned but you hear very little about him here is it because he is so-called white? m. williams if healthy will win the RG job.

Posted by: wathu19 | June 10, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

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