Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: RedskinsInsider and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Will Pierce Still Have Skins' Number?

Jason La Canfora wanted to share a few more thoughts as he made his way to the Hoffalands....

It'll be interesting to see how Antonio Pierce factors into the game. Ever since he migrated north, he has seemed to know exactly what the Skins would do at all times. You'd think that with a West Coast offense that spreads it out more, his ESP days would be over, but the running game is the same, so we'll see. In the past, he's been in the backfield practically before the ball was snapped.

Talked to a personnel executive who has watched film of the Redskins from presason and he pointed out some of the tradeoffs involved with the team's switch to Stephon Heyer.

He agreed that it's something of a no-brainer to switch to him because of pass protection, but this guy pointed out that Heyer is a lot "softer" than Jon Jansen in run blocking. He isn't nearly as aggressive a drive blocker, which is one thing Jansen still does well.

And obviously they will need a strong running game tonight to keep Jason Campbell upright. This guy will be watching to see if they can run power stuff effectively to the right side. In preseason they had more success running to the left than to the right.

By Cindy Boren  |  September 4, 2008; 3:00 PM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Redskins - Giants: Who Will Win?
Next: Pregame Update: Injury Thoughts

Comments

Oh snap!

Posted by: Prison Balls | September 4, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Thongs

Posted by: Julio's Thongs For Men | September 4, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I might slice a hammy or two if Campbell gets that sack lunch tonight.

Hopefully Laron Landry can open a jar of pickles on Eli.

Posted by: Prison Balls | September 4, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

AP is a bi_ch. Simple as that.

Posted by: | September 4, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna hit Plaxico hard tonight. He's gonna sh*t his pants.

Posted by: LaRon Landry | September 4, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

My pee pants.

Posted by: | September 4, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Pierce is looking for MORE money now from the Giants and has been acting upset. Even though he has 3 years remaining.........

Posted by: 4th | September 4, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Not sure how if Portis ran for 126 last year, Pierce has this teams number? Those seem to be contradictory don't they? Portis averaged 4.3 ypc, and then 5.0 ypc in the two meetings, and scored a touchdown each time.

If that is called having the Redskins number, then I hope he has their number again tonight...

Posted by: Greg | September 4, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

I know the play before it was run. That's how predictable Gibb's offense ws.

Posted by: oly46 | September 4, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

1-15 starts tonight!

3 & out on the first series sets the tone.

Posted by: Danny's Boyz | September 4, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

think the o line will do fine 2nite. Stephon did play almost every game last season and he did well. I'm more worried about are D not looking very sharp all preseason.

Posted by: peter | September 4, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Not sure how if Portis ran for 126 last year, Pierce has this teams number? Those seem to be contradictory don't they? Portis averaged 4.3 ypc, and then 5.0 ypc in the two meetings, and scored a touchdown each time.

If that is called having the Redskins number, then I hope he has their number again tonight...

Posted by: Greg | September 4, 2008 3:14 PM

See Greg, the problem with you is that you use actual facts and statistics to back up your arguments. We just can't allow that to continue.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Apparently the truth and I have now agreed on 2 things. Metallica

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2008 3:15 PM

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Heyer is the worst offensive lineman I have ever seen in pro football.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

If Pierce is so mad that he left, no one to blame but himself.

Posted by: 35332 | September 4, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Additional question to ponder for the hamsters:
What will the Levi-Bristol progeny be named?
Posted by: sfskin | September 4, 2008 3:03 PM

Normally, that would be the BEST question of the day. But its game day ...

OK, given names like Track and Trig ... I'm going for Take (as in short for mistake)

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 4, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

bet the ranch on a 3 and out on the skins first possesion.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

In preseason they had more success running to the left than to the right.

By Cindy Boren | September 4, 2008; 3:00 PM ET | Category: Jason La Canfora

Now that's weird. I wonder why they'd have more success to the left than to the right?

Let's see. Left side: Chris Samuels, Pete Kendall. Right side: Jon Jansen, Randy Thomas. Boy, it just doesn't make sense, does it?

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 4, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Well judging from "Who Will Win" pole results, I think it's pretty clear what the outcome tonight will be.

Posted by: Josh | September 4, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Wow we had more success running to the left. think thats the norm your gonna have your best lineman there and normally your best guard on that side as well. Run blocking in the NFL is a whole new game then from college, Jansen was always great at it but Heyer has the body size and foot speed to be a great run blocker. mentality plays a huge role heyer often looks to lax on the field would love to see hiim bulldoze someone and get hyped about it.

Posted by: Stu | September 4, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Not sure how if Portis ran for 126 last year, Pierce has this teams number? Those seem to be contradictory don't they? Portis averaged 4.3 ypc, and then 5.0 ypc in the two meetings, and scored a touchdown each time.

Posted by: Greg | September 4, 2008 3:14 PM

Didn't Heyer start at least one of those two games against the Giants?

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 4, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Well judging from "Who Will Win" pole results, I think it's pretty clear what the outcome tonight will be.

Posted by: Josh | September 4, 2008 3:24 PM

Yeah, no need to even watch the game. I'm going to enjoy some old episodes of Star Trek.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 4, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Scamp, I know, silly me.

If not for some incredibly poor playcalling at the end of the first game versus NY, the Skins would have swept the season series.

Would that still be Pierce having the Redskins number??

Posted by: Greg | September 4, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Cindy, you are actually wrong. The playcalling language is different, plus Coach Sherman Smith said they are slowly integrating zone blocking into the run game, so please next time get your facts before you post.

Posted by: Jenson | September 4, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna tryon the bench tonight!

Posted by: Justin Tryon | September 4, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

", but this guy pointed out that Heyer is a lot "softer" than Jon Jansen in run blocking. He isn't nearly as aggressive a drive blocker, which is one thing Jansen still does well. "

Keep the hate going! I saw some good driving blocks last year from Heyer.......

Posted by: 4th | September 4, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Heyer is the worst offensive lineman I have ever seen in pro football.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 3:21 PM


Jansen, shouldn't you be resting for the game (I mean your time on the bench) instead of reading RI?

Posted by: What? Who? | September 4, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Talked to a personnel executive who has watched film of the Redskins from presason

By Cindy Boren | September 4, 2008; 3:00 PM ET

Here we go, again. Or is that, here we go still?

You know, the Post has this stuff on every page of the paper, starting on the front page with attacks on Sarah Palin. When did this become the norm in journalism?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Busy today!

Posted by: Roadrunner | September 4, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

anyone else find it funny that when something like this is posted someone almost always posts stats that disprove it?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Skins gotta run the heck out of Portis if they want a shot at winning tonight.
Get Portis 25 carries and Betts like 10-12 carries. I say give Betts a majority of his 10-12 carries in the 1st half so as to "soften up the Jints Defense" and then turn Portis loose on the run-weary defense for the rest of the game. Forget an extensive passing game tonight, our O-Line isn't there yet, Campbell is not there yet, and the receivers are not there yet either. Forget deep passing and 16-20yard routes - well maybe turn it loose. To keep the Jints honest on the run-defense, the Skins gotta do the dink & dunk thing the whole night. Lots of screen passes to Portis ( and Sellers too ) short 7-8 yd routes to Cooley.... throw 1 or 2 to Sleepy as well. Have Moss and Randle El run a couple short slants for 3rd down conversions when the occasion arises and I think the Skins can pull this off. Think Marty ball for the first half of the season and then slowly start to open it up towards the 2nd half of the season when the players get a little more comfortable with the offense. If the Skins want to win tonight, its going to be with Portis & Cooley (and a little mixing of Sellers here an there) leading the way. Let's also hope our defense plays solid too and doesn't lay an egg.

Posted by: Earl Sugarloaf III | September 4, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Talked to a personnel executive who has watched film of the Redskins from presason

By Cindy Boren | September 4, 2008; 3:00 PM ET

I'm guessing that this was Derrick Frost, but his agent said "Tell Jasno it's 'off the record' or 'background.'"

When he tells you who he quotes -- a punter who was just cut -- Jasno is less credible than when he pretends to have a source.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 4, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

anyone else find it funny that when something like this is posted someone almost always posts stats that disprove it?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 3:37 PM

Jasno is about opinions, not about facts and research. Often wrong: never in doubt.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I think that A Pierce DID have our number the first game we played them after he switched teams. As Greg points out, that hasn't seemed to be the case since. He was out the 2nd game that season when we got our revenge at RFK, if I recall correctly. Last year, we had a great 1st half against them in the first game until somebody snuck valium into our water supply at halftime and we just laid down. And then we dominated, as i recall, in the "wind" game at the Meadowlands late last year. I don't actually recall him as a factor.

Posted by: Cookie | September 4, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I might play some LB tonight in a LB blitz! Get ready, Eli!

Posted by: Mike Sellers | September 4, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

4 hours and 17 minutes from the time of this posting...

Posted by: The Truth | September 4, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if this is the same source that had JLC so down on Heyer last preseason.

Posted by: LH | September 4, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I have actually been a Janso supporter, who finds many of the attacks on him childish, and I think he is the kind of dude I would prolly be friends with...

But I got say Cindy his reporting has been kind of a sham up here lately....lazy, obviously personal and overly snarky without being all that funny.....

c'mon rein it in a bit could' ya

An AP post, more weird Heyer obsessions, more some guy observations (and yes I understand using unnamed sources)to anon back up your age-ple points....

Ultimately though unless the skins can shut him up with their play, it matters not...

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 4, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

In the past, he's been in the backfield practically before the ball was snapped.

By Cindy Boren | September 4, 2008; 3:00 PM ET

LaVar Arrington did this a lot too. It was usually a five-yard penalty for offsides.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 4, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I know it's during the game, but Joe Gibbs will be speaking at the Rep. convention tonight at 7:50. In case any one gets bored watching the skins run up the score and wants to tune in.

Posted by: will_ga | September 4, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Additional question to ponder for the hamsters:
What will the Levi-Bristol progeny be named?
Posted by: sfskin | September 4, 2008 3:03 PM

Gotta go for brick and brack.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 4, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Roadrunner | September 4, 2008 3:36 PM

When I post, it means Beep! Beep!

Posted by: Roadrunner | September 4, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Ultimately though unless the skins can shut him up with their play, it matters not...

Posted by: chrIS lArry | September 4, 2008 3:44 PM

I'm not convinced of this. Skins did shut him up with their play last year when they made it to the playoffs against horrendous odds, and it didn't slow him anymore than a mosquito bite would stop a water buffalo.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 4, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Am I seeing "the regs" here talking smack about JaLa?

Wow, I never thought I'd see it. Very impressive, the "regs" at RI maturing?

NAHHHH! Must be a mirage.

Posted by: BluCollar Redskin | September 4, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I am so sick of this story.

Posted by: who cares | September 4, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company